Come-back Blubbery


ISACC I’m back! I’ve been out last Tuesday and Wednesday due to our school campaign and thesis meetings; those were the most tiring days of my life. Imagine, I went on Taekwondo class last Monday, then, off to Campaign meeting; then, went on campaigning the next day and meeting our Professor for a bunch of deathly-fying requirements. The day after that, me and my Thesis Group Mates who were my Office Mates as well (Mayu and Mari) went to school to fix something for our thesis. Experienced some disappointments and decided to eat our sorrows away. We’re moving on life that way, you see.

Anyways, finally I got the chance to report for work today. And so here I am and as unusual I’m late again; only found Jandi in the room–no Jessica, Shiela, Mari, Mayu, Jake or Tolits. But Mayu said she’s gonna be in after lunch; the other guys, though, are busy with their Campaign Meetings. Me and Jandi got our places on the only two computers at the office. How blessed!

After an hour or so, Miss Shane visited us to give us an assignment for the day. She needs us to work on an overview for the Middle East Crisis–background, history and its general implication to the nation.

Honestly, I wasn’t able to watch the news these past few weeks and although I got an idea that there’s something’s wrong in the Middle East, I don’t really know what’s happening. Good job me. And so, I did the task of researching, reading, analyzing and what-not. At the very least, I fed this not-so-big-of-a-brain-I-have the latest news and happenings in Libya, Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. At the end of the day when we submitted all our researches with a-little-bit-of-what-I-call short intros and interpretation, the phrase very good was all we needed to ease those cram-my brain cells we had earlier that morning. Oh gawd, hearing those (or reading it—straight from our Boss’ type-chat) is oh-some. You can see my happiness beyond my eyes even though that was a simple task that we completed. Ha ha. J

Just when we thought the Day would end with a happy note, we better think again. Before we went home, we needed to see Sir Rei for our consultation. Heavy, hardcore, brain-bleeding consultation. I swear. He said that we did the right analysis for those data that we got, but we have to critically interpret it—see beyond all those reasons and give one-of-a-kind explanations. Wow. This is me, translating all the he said in a less complicated manner. If you were there listening with our conversation, you’d probably end up like my team mate, Mayu—lost in the airwaves and hanging by a moment. I needed to stay strong and make a face for our group and so I did. Ha ha. Exaggerating.

There were too many things that we ought to do still. It’s mind-blocking sometimes and worth-quitting. No. we don’t need to find a reason to be a quitter in a battle. Every problem won’t have the answer as the limit does not exist. There’s always an equation to find the logarithm. Pray hard. Work harder.


To Wait in Vain

Yesterday was the day we’re ought to be done; today was the day we’re supposed to be resting. All the many things we have for-planned were now gone in shambles. What do you do when God allow these things to happen? When He shows you that it won’t be that way—the way you have thought it to be—it was never like that ever since day one? Who are we to mess our plans with God in the first place? One should learn to accept the way things are, the way life can twist and have sudden turns. Clean slates are once again offered—new mood board for new plans is lowered down on discount prices. We’re gonna be staying a little-too-long in the Supermarket.

It has been a long day. Every group was trying to do their efforts for their assigned tasks. The Pack (us, the Interns) is having few breaks once in a while to let a breathe-in and breathe-out exercise for our congested brain juices. Once the clock strikes six in the evening, we know what that means: prepare to go home. This day, though, it seemed different. Jessica, Jandi and Jake decided to use the company’s benefits for printing their study-needs for them to proceed to their next levels on interpretation. And so, as good friends, Me, Mayu and Shiela agreed to wait for them. Downstairs is where we’re waiting, an hour passed by, no trace of them yet. Another hour is peeking; even the smell of their afternoon breath is nowhere to be found. With patience hanging a little loose, we chose to visit them upstairs to see if everything’s okay. They’re just printing, for goodness’ sake, how long can that take?

Once we’re at the workplace again, then, we knew the hardships they’re currently battling with the computers of the office. Not one of it was kind to let them use it and print their works. It was a funny patience-killing moments of our lives. And so, from the time that they got it all working together and we’re just doing another round of waiting, we toured at Madame Melba’s sanctuary. It was way too cool at her place; it has a mini library, lounge and other quite cute stuffs. We all never missed the chance to take photos of this eye-warming abode. It was really cool, I tell you.

After all the wait was over, finally, home is where we are headed next. Another week has gone by. Time flies so quickly. Reduce your speed and take your sips of coffee, sit down to look around on the wonders of the world.

Last Day Not

According to the work plan that we have provided our Trainers before, we should be done with all our studies by now. Or so we did not think nor did they expect. Where are all my coherence has gone again? Tell me.

I went on a half day today to accompany Mayu, who is my thesis mate and team mate for Audience Research, to fix something for our thesis. We arrived at the office nearly a quarter before one in the afternoon. Our thesis is paving its way for one big hump on the back ride of our pressured Hummer rides. It is so frustrating how everything just mumbled it-selves up to give us a headache for managing poor time schedules. It’s all back-firing to us now. Ha!

Our Internship days will be extended, not of our own will, but of our own works. I mean, if we could have started everything in a smooth-fast-lane; maybe, we’re done by now. Instead, we let ourselves to lax out everything to the max and cram on the last two minutes after realizing that we can’t beat the buzzer. Oh wow. How long are we going to be like this? Will we finish everything on the next time that will be given?

The finger is pointed at the mirror on who to blame. Dang!

Encode and Decode

Have you ever been stuck in reverse? Like, you know where to go to and yet you’re headed the wrong way? What can I say? It seems like we’re in this situation of our Data Analysis-slash-Interpretation for almost three weeks now and we’re not done yet. Sometimes I wish we’re just lost; it ain’t the situation though. We know where to go, however, most of our times; we dedicate them on swerving and taking U-turns. And look where we are now? Letting the proverb the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason into the milky ways of our galaxies.

This day, I’m trying the best I can to reciprocate unmanaged time with planned activities. I decided to finish the analysis so we can well proceed to our next level of interpretation. I was never good at hardcore thinking—it was never my forte. Actually, it was never my forte to think of anything at all. Kidd. Ha ha. Nonetheless, one has to double his efforts up and learn how to do the things he isn’t used on doing just to yield the outcome he would’ve always wanted. No more confusion, only action.

And so, at the end of the day, I was able to finish the analysis. Encoded it and asked my team mate to check all the portions necessary to be changed, improved or disregarded. She agreed to—for we need team effort here.

How can we finish everything with a blink? Tomorrow is another wink. Cheers!