Sunday, October 28, 2007

Not Exactly A Long Vacation Now, Is It? ...

October 28, 2007...

No work Monday, Thursday and Friday. That means I got this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday still. It's one of those weird sets of days were construction will not exactly regain much of its momentum considering the short period between holidays. And sure enough most of us would be distracted feeling its still a holiday, when in actual fact, its not.

Got started with some prep work and assembly of some Warmachine figs I still have stored here and there. Currently cleaning up a couple of temple flameguard and dervish models. And a whole bunch of bases for sculpting. Great. Plus, I'm having a little trouble getting myself into a groove in terms of painting the other stuff too. I'm sure it will come to me when I'm ready.

And the holidays are not exactly a time for rest either. Will be helping Sister Pie with her house move on Monday, while Thursday/Friday will most likely involve the traffic and the hectic atmosphere of All Saints and All Souls WHILE helping out with my sister's move still. So I'm most likely expecting my vacation all wrapped up in bubble wrap, boxed, and smelling like the sun these next couple of days...

Guess I just have to make the most of it.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Very much sums up my day.

5 meetings in 9 hours...

First one was a new project, technically the third of four projects I'm doing simultaneously. Though not yet on full steam, I'm the only one working full time on this, well, at least during what little spare time I have. +P

Second one is still for this same client, a "pakisuyo" you might say to help them out of a tight spot. Potentially two more projects to add up to my earlier meeting? *Searching for white flag*... Wouldn't hurt to be prepared. ;)

Third was shortly after lunch here on site. This is for the first of the two towers I'm currently working on. Not wishing to bore the readers on technical stuff, suffice it to say that some things between my group and our contractor's operations people needs some settling immediately before things get out of hand. Been involved with operations a little more now than before. Maybe a little more than what is expected of me. But with limited resources (i.e. engineers), I have to help take up the slack brought about by the outflux (for lack of a better term) of engineers going abroad. It's tough getting new people nowadays. All this promise of better opportunities for engineers abroad is taking its toll on current projects here locally, as well as on the engineers left behind. This meeting involved a couple of heated exchanges of words and cooler heads were required to prevail and cut the tension decisively and with a touch of diplomacy. So I'm a peacekeeper now. +P

Fourth was immediately right after the third was adjourned. Had to huff it a bit considering I was a little late. This one's for the second of the two towers I'm currently working on. Sadly, the meeting venue's a couple of blocks out, and it's one of those times you'd wonder why can't such things be more convenient for me?

Fifth one was an hour right after my fourth. Same venue. The gap between meetings was too short to go to the site to finish some paperwork and come back later. So I took the opportunity to get whatever rest I can get while waiting for the appointed hour. Time of the meeting eventually arrived and found it not exactly worth the wait. Why did they need me to attend this thing in the first place anyways?

The walk back to the jobsite was a long one. My brain cells need some rest. Still got the paperwork that's sure to have piled up on my desk since I haven't actually seen my desk this past 9 hours. Oh joy.

Checked my calendar during my walk back. Four meetings tomorrow...


Sunday, October 21, 2007

B.I.21 : Unplugged...

7:12 PM...

I'm a little under the weather since yesterday. Just a little paracetamol, vitamins and ascorbic acid to tide me over, went to sleep most of the day. No emails, mp3's, text, nor dvd's. Just sleep. The hibernation did me some good.

Just stayed up long enough to get some dinner and write a short something for this blog.

That's it for now. I think I should be getting back to sleep. Sweet dreams Dudes...

Hang on... there's ice cream?! Hold the phone! Maybe just a scoop or two and then I'm good to go back. Promise. ;)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Off Key...

"I sat alone because of thy hand, for thou hast filled

me with indignation. Why is my pain perpetual,

and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed?

Wilt thou be altogether unto me as

a liar, and as waters that fail?"

- Kameron M. Franklin
Maiden of Pain