Adjustment, Rinse, Repeat

August 29, 2016

It’s a Monday once again, which means that I’m going to have to force myself to readjust my sleep schedule, just to make sure that I won’t fall asleep once I get to work later. And as usual, it’s not exactly working as good as I’d liked, and I’ve already woken up at four in the morning too… I spent an hour or two starting on the usual Kantai Collection weekly cycle, and since I’ve already finished the event as of yesterday, I can focus on the other stuff that could be done before the end of the month, and before I go back to recouping all the resources I used up during the event.

Well she looks relaxed, doesn't she?

Well she looks relaxed, doesn’t she?

Speaking of the last phase of the event, I think I got off with less trouble compared to some of the other admirals out there, who’re still struggling even now, with two days left in the event. It took me twenty-three runs, and I laugh at how I was able to finish the “sink 50 supply ships” quest while I tried to clear it… It was still a bit rough though, as I really was only able to focus my attention to it over the weekend, given the odd work schedule I now had.

Kitakami once again clutches a win!

Kitakami once again clutches a win!

Map clear, and Event clear messages.

Map clear, and Event clear messages.

Kantai Summer 2016 E-4 Event Clear

Hard mode medal, 7th so far. :)

Hard mode medal, 7th so far. 🙂

The Grand Old Lady herself. VERY good English on her VA's part, by the way.

The Grand Old Lady herself. VERY good English on her VA’s part, by the way.

In any case, yeah, it was much less stressful than the hell that was Spring 2016, and lookee, got another Hard-level medal under my belt. So it’s all good.

The spreadsheets of the event.The spreadsheets of the event.

Kantai Summer 2016 Spreadsheet E2 Kantai Summer 2016 Spreadsheet E3 Kantai Summer 2016 Spreadsheet E4

As for my home life… Well it’s annoying that we’re more or less terrorized by this one big rat, but there’s nothing we could do about it, since I’m mostly alone in the house and away for the day, while we couldn’t find it whenever my father is around during the weekend. It’s come to the point where we’ve put all consumables away. If I had the money, I’d have hired an exterminator at this point…

Oh, and as per my sister’s instructions, I received an LBC deliver of documents from the folk back at Bacolod (which was sent expecting that my uncle would be here to accept them)… And sent it back immediately to said uncle at Bacolod. Hmm.

Anyway, sleep beckons. And hey, I was able to do a journal entry on time. It’s been a while since I was able to do that.


Catatonic Weekend

August 27, 2016

I pretty much slept through Saturday. It sounds old-hat at this point, but I was pretty much mentally exhausted by the time I got home. I didn’t even have patience for my nephew’s shenanigans; I just wanted to be done with things and go to bed.

Which means that I slept through the afternoon and most of the evening again. On the bright side, I’m fully rested now… Which is just as well, as I’ve got a mountain of laundry to go through.

The only other thing of note I’ve had issues with today is my internet, which I’ve had problems with. It turns out that one of the ethernet cables wasn’t seated properly, so that was fixed soon enough.

Here’s to hoping that the rest of the day tomorrow will be sunny, so the laundry’d dry for a change.

Yes, Let’s Just Sleep That Away For The Moment

August 24, 2016

It was yet another exhausting day at the office. It wasn’t really physically tiring, but I still wanted to go and sleep almost immediately once I got home. And while I didn’t quite doze off at once unlike the other day, I was still asleep by mid-afternoon. In fact, my sleep was only interrupted when my uncle arrived, as I’d be hard-pressed to ignore the ringing of the house’s phone anyway.

The weather’s still bipolar as usual, as it was really hot when I got home (hence the need to turn on the a/c again), but it also apparently rained hard… Though not hard enough to wake up up fully. Hmm… The rains really don’t bother me too much, unless it’s pouring torrents while I was on the way to work.

It’s the hump day to the week, which means that there’s only just a few days until the weekend. Just need to hang on until then, I guess.

A Bit Surprised, Myself

August 23, 2016

Since we didn’t have an pre-endshift coaching period, many in the team today experienced calls that extended them far beyond the scheduled exit times. Sad to say, I was one of these unfortunates, with my last call balooning into an hour and a half plus monster that even one of my mentors was hard-pressed to resolve, and was forced to schedule a technician dispatch to do something about it. It was frustrating, to say the least.

Needless to say, I was in no mood to even eat once I got home. I got changed, turned on the a/c (it was warm as usual), and turned on the tablet to some youtube videos, and gradually fell into an exhausted slumber.

And that call technically isn’t done, since we have to call the same customer back to assure her that, yeah, a technician’s on the way to help her out soon. Ugh.

Hoping That It’s Enough, This Time

August 22, 2016

It’s a start of a new work week, but I’m not so confident this time that I’m going to be able to start it right. After all, I went to sleep a bit later in the afternoon than I’d have liked. As a result, I’m wondering if I should try to squeeze in more sleep, until the scheduled time that the alarm on my phone rings anyway.

It’s been pretty warm for a Monday, almost as if it were summer again. I had to spend most of my time cooped in my room, with the a/c on as a result, as it was uncomfortable otherwise. Not that it helped get me to sleep any quicker though, as I have a feeling that the comfortable coolness kept me awake instead of lulling me into slumber.

Anyway, it’s close to the end of the month again, and so here’s to not losing focus on the calls. 

Chipping Away At That Weekend Blues

August 21, 2016

It’s been pretty chill for a weekend, all things considered. My father dropped by for some reason, but without my sister’s kid this time around, probably due to how he’d be too much of a handful to watch over if it rained on the way. Which it did, while I was on the way back from the office.

I pretty much slept through Saturday, and after the usual late-evening laundry, through a bit of Sunday as well. Though once I woke up, after breakfast my attention was focused on Kantai Collection again. The clock was ticking on that event timer, after all, so I spent most of my day first farming for a certain Italian aircraft carrier.

Well, that was easy enough...

Well, that was easy enough…

It took 21 S-Ranks on Easy difficulty to finally get her, but I suppose that’s far less than what I’ve heard some other players experienced. I went straight to clearing the stage on Hard after that, though it still took me the rest of the evening to accomplish.  It wasn’t too nightmarish, though the stage was a bit onerous, as one run took more than seven minutes to complete. Buh.

Well there goes my Singapore trip...

Well there goes my Singapore trip…

We're not done yet, not by a long shot.

We’re not done yet, not by a long shot.

Kantai Summer 2016 E3 Clear B Kantai Summer 2016 E3 Clear C

I had to stop myself from jumping straight into the Extra Operations, as there was still a bit of time (9+ days) before the event ends, meaning I could still use the time to stockpile on fuel and ammo, especially after hearing about the ridiculous resource drain trying to clear that stage on Hard. Yeah, I want to be as prepared for that as much as I could be.

Easy Come, Easy Go

August 20, 2016

It’s payday today, and while it was something that gave relief to many of my co-workers, in my case I couldn’t feel relieved at all. This was because I knew already beforehand that I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy the fruits of my labors (ha!), as fully 80% of it will go into paying my credit card bill, before it goes out of control again.

On the plus side, I’ve now managed to bring it down to somewhat tolerable levels, but it also means that I’m going to have to tighten my belt for the next two weeks. Right. 

Oh well, at least with my submission of the updated form 2316 the tax I’ve been getting shouldn’t be as high anymore, as it’ll finally correct my taxpayer segment. That’ll make the next payday somewhat more tolerable.