Just to be clear, it’s not me who’s just landed a new job but my sister. Actually, today is her first day at work. I dunno with you, but every time my siblings take on a new adventure (be it anything), I’m the one who feels the stress or anxiety or pressure or excitement or whatever feeling you could associate with it. I feel as if I were the mother. It must be because, as the eldest child, I treat my siblings as my own children.
You see, my sister lost her job (she used to work as a retail assistant for Globe) a month or so ago. One morning after that misfortune, another misfortune happened. She accidentally hit her head in the restroom and got a big bump in her forehead which prevented her from looking for a new job for weeks. When she was finally able to apply for a job, she fortunately got one fast. And I couldn’t stop thanking God for the blessing.
It’s the last of the weekdays again, and I feel like going home in Bacoor already. I want the weekend to start right now. Haha. But then, every day is special, so I might as well spend this day productively.
I don’t know with you, but I’m quite inspired today. Or more like this day is an inspiring day. I think it’s both. I’m gonna let this day pass doing the things I love. Currently, and aside from work, that includes Facebook-ing (I used to keep my FB account unopened for days!), Candy Crush-ing (this game is very addicting, but that’s for another post), checking on my parents (they live a few steps away from work), eating (that’s a given!) and spending time with the hubby (I start and end my day engaging in a conversation with him).
Yesterday was memorable to me. For the first time as a Filipino citizen, I have finally exercised my right of suffrage. I’m no longer 18 years old (the required age to vote here) so I have to admit the delay was intentional. I intentionally didn’t vote in the last three or four elections because 1) I got lazy to have myself registered and 2) I thought my vote would just go to waste, what with the absence or lack of qualified candidates. But then, I realized it was about time for me to cast my vote, whether I like the politics here or not. I just had to because it was like hoping for change. Good change, that is.
The election period here in Manila was relatively peaceful. I heard about vote-buying, yes, but prior and even on the day of elections, I personally didn’t experience any. I was half-expecting to be offered money, though. And I dunno if I would have accepted it or not. But no, there was no vote-buying that happened. Or at least, none that I was a part of.
After one postponement, our office’s team building activity/strategic planning workshop/summer outing has finally pushed through last May 6 & 7. It was held at Palm Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas. Since it fell on weekdays (Monday and Tuesday), our enjoyment was doubled. Having escaped work for two days straight was the best thing ever. Haha.
Palm Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas is a lovely place. It’s also more private and less crowded than the other resorts in the popular Laiya beach strip. (It must be the fact that it’s in a different barangay already and is tucked behind the mountains.)
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