But we’ll stumble on, she and I, into our messy future. And we’ll have each other.
What an intense week.
My first time to get sick here in Manila, thanks to the bipolar change of weather and lack of enough rest. I’ve been waking up early and sleeping too late. I got scared earlier because my nose bled, its been awhile since I experienced it, so I panicked a little. Good thing my housemates Parul and Lorraine were around to take care of me. Lorraine made her veggie soup (since all I wanted to eat earlier was soup), Parul cooked breakfast and watched my intake of medicines. I was determined to get better since I really can’t miss work since Im just starting and sayang and one day pay. Although I’ve been used to taking care of myself whenever I get sick, its nice to feel that someone is also taking care of you. The girls are the best!
Yesterday I was feeling kind of low. I felt like I disappointed my boss. She is generally nice but I felt that she was very irritated by my irresponsibility and lack of focus. I wasn’t thinking while answering her questions and I was just totally giving her answers that were really stupid. I understand where her frustration is coming from but I felt really bad about giving her that impression just weeks when she gave me this job.
The Job. Can’t say it is easy, only because there are a lot of “unlearning” and “learning” to be done. So far, officemates have been welcoming and fun! Found a close friend at work already, and she’s amazing. Her name is Hazel. We have a lot in common, but we also have a lot of differences which is a good thing because I can learn a lot from her. I’m excited to perfect this craft, and improving my work so I’m thinking of taking classes to learn more about advertising. It can be difficult to be at the other side of the table now that I’m no longer the client. Makes me want to ask the BGI team if I was too frustrating as a client. haha Anyway, been working on a few campaigns for telco companies but I’m looking forward to start a project that was not just passed on to me to continue.
I also feel that the agency takes care of its employees by not just dumping tasks and imposing deadlines, they ask if you can and want to. They have a driver take you home when it’s too late or coming from a tedious out of the office task. They feed you right. I’m lucky to still feel like everyone is a family.
Everyone is good with what they do, which why I respect all of them. You find everyone working, and working hard. We’re all treated equal and with respect. So, I’m looking forward to working with them for several years.
So far, I’ve been proud of myself for keeping my expenses to a minimum and trying (and I mean TRYING) to save up. I make sure to wake up early to look nice and still make it on time at the office. I’m more tidy at home and at the office now that I have to live with semi OC housemates. I’m trying to lose weight because commuting in manila means having to go through several flight of stairs to cross or ride the train and it can be really exhausting if you’re not strong enough and you have to carry your body weight.
Only, I feel like i’ve restricted myself by not going out and experiencing manila beyond the condo and the office. But once I’ve really settled, I’m looking forward to going out more often and have a little life.