Monday, November 29, 2010

Keeping New Things That Way

I am currently on a long weekend. This is actually the second long weekend I had since I got into a new job weeks ago. And well, let me see, how are things going?

I still don't have my computer at home; making me inactive with all the techie tasks leaving this blog, my Twitter page and Facebook status without recent updates. And since I have the time today, I am taking the most of it.

For two weeks, (entering three by tomorrow) I have been working at night from 10pm to 7 am in a posh business district (and sorry people, it's not in Makati). I'd like to think that I am getting used to it. The distance and proximity of my current work location is absolutely convenient -- to the point that I even get to squeeze some minutes to watch a concert before coming in to work when I arrive early (I just saw DJ Alvaro as well as the Bloomfields days ago) but save for some inconveniences in my internal clock, nowadays, it's making me a winner -- both when it comes to sleeping marathons and being an early riser. With my current schedule, I am already used to sleeping at 9am till 6:30 pm and when I don't have work on the weekends, I am normally asleep by 8pm and up at 4m.

My schedule made me more of a homebody. I never even cared about the recent town fiesta or even when people told me that my ex was in town. Since I work the night shift, it's been so long since I last read a newspaper, watched evening news and those kinds of routines. I resort to the online broadsheets whenever I am on my break. Yestrday, I got my copy of OK! Philippines magazine's December 2010 issue with Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement on the cover to catch up on the news that stopped the presses. Love indeed makes the world go round.

And though I am learning new things at work, there are some things that I admit to be weak at. Because I'm dealing with a different stint (it's actually journalism and IT combined), I face a new system and a different program which confuses me lately. But then, I am trying to work on it -- understanding the whole kit and caboodle. And while I have expressed my concerns and fears to a friend, I hope to conquer the whole thing. As I see it, I am blessed to be given with the opportunity in a good company, the perks are nice and the people I work with are good too (I have a colleague whose laughter and American accent reminds me of Alex Compton and Sam Milby -- but he's Pinoy).

Luckily, I can still retain some of my social life by chatting to someone over YM at least for 10 minutes or so. Talk about priceless moments.

And since I mentioned the word priceless, when I saw the happy faces of mom and dad yesterday when I treated them on a simple blowout with my first paycheck, I'd thought I would like to keep it that way. Seeing them happy in knowing that I am now earning on my own is one thing that I want to see over again, besides it's one thing that I wanted -- to help out even a little and for them not to worry about me because I am bumming around.

Life's good! Awesome and legendary even (just like someone's favorite expression). I'll finally catch up an episode of Noah on TV tonight. I kinda missed Piolo Pascual :-D

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