To celebrate Janine’s CMSC 22 project presentation, she offered to treat us somewhere since we were good mentors. Yeah, I consider myself a good mentor. I don’t know if she feels the same.
Anyway, it was already late and we were still wrapping up on our DVBS meeting when we spontaneously decided to go to McDonald’s because although Janine already had dinner, the three of us (Zenith, Jessa, and me) didn’t eat yet.
Considering the short span of planning and short span of time eating, it was still fun. And of course it definitely adds to the fact that the food was free. And the company was great.
It’s a Monday! Yes, I feel like Garfield right now. Tired, melancholic, and sleepy.
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I left home early this morning so I can catch the 7:30 A.M. I did catch it but as we passed by the campus, I saw that the kapok trees have started shedding covering the grounds like snow. Looking at them made me feel melancholic.
The “snow” always reminds me of the relatively quiet summer time in LB. It’s relatively quiet because unlike the regular semester, summer brings lesser students than usual. That train of thought made me realize that time flies. Really fast. Sometimes, you take things for granted and before you realize it, you come to face with the reality that things might change soon.
One of the wonders that books bring is the feeling that you’re part of the story. At one moment you could be someone climbing mountains feeling the cold bite of the wind. You could be the detective meticulously examining a body lying sprawled on the street wondering who could have done a terrible thing. One thing that could make the experience better is a good reading room, library, study, or whatever you may choose to call it. Let me tell you about what I envision mine to be like.
I imagine mine to be a rectangular room that’s just right in size. The flooring would be wood tiles so that it will be elegant but not difficult to maintain.
At the left side of the room would be bookshelves not taller than 6 feet but wide enough to fill that side of the room. Directly beside the shelves would be two chairs facing each other.
At the middle room would be a couch facing the window at the opposite end of the room. At the opposite end of the room would be an alcove where you can read beside the window.
Lastly, the right side of the room would be for the more modern literary needs. One shelf will contain tablets and the other shelf will contain DVDs and/or CDs. In the middle would be a workstation containing two monitors, a printer/scanner, speakers, and a personal computer.
Someday I’ll draw up an interior design to make it more easy to imagine. For now, this will do.
Yesterday, I received a letter from the Finance division indicating my taxable income from the previous year. Of course I already knew that it would be way higher than my income the year before that. However, it was way higher than my expectations (I should start monitoring my income after this). Computing the tax I will be paying aggravated things a bit.
Working in a tax-exempt organization, I am responsible for paying my own income tax. This has both advantages and disadvantages for me. Continue reading
Since I’ve been very delinquent in writing entries in this blog, I’ve decided to make a commitment to write at least one blog per week. This could be about an entry from my quiet time, an experience I had during the week, a movie review, a picture I saw or took, and anything else I may think about. The important thing is I will write.
This is my entry for this week. ^_^ )
I’ve been praying for a higher position for almost a year. To be honest, there was a point that I became impatient. I thought that I wouldn’t be effective in what I do but then God rebuked me. He even used someone close to me as a reminder that I’m called to be excellent. After that, I waited and prayed to God. I became still and just entrusted God everything.
Last January 25, I received word that there was an opening for a higher position. Of course I was excited but had hesitations because it might be in a different team. However, my dad reminded me that I shouldn’t close my options and pray to God first instead so I did. God answered me a few days later and told me to go for it. I immediately handed in my application and waited… Continue reading
I went to the dentist this morning to have my brackets reattached. This time, I was given and told to wear a mouthguard as often as I can to prevent my lower teeth from hitting the newly-attached brackets. I have to wear it as often as I can. Honestly, my plan is to wear it only when I’m lying on my bed or when I’m just walking around the house. Because of that, I have to be careful not to bite. Hopefully the ordeal will be done in three days time.
So how do I feel about it? I feel like a boxer. The first time I wore it, I almost choked. It tastes funny. Still, for the good of my teeth, I have to endure.