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Friday, April 11, 2008

Overtime

These few weeks are going to be consistently mundane, mundane, mundane for me. It's mid-project tension time now, with so many violations to debug and so many things to be perfected before FSO.

I spent the entire workweek working late at the office last week. Even on a Friday night - which I used to exclaim, in my freer days, "Give me a break, it's Friday night for God's sake!" - I was still slugging it out in the office instead of painting the town red.

Why work so hard, you ask? Well if I'm not as good as the others I'd better work more to catch up and finish my stuff.

I didn't have time to hit the gym, and neither did I have time to swim nor go for my yoga/Pilates class. But one of the little perks of working in this company is that you get to have free dinner in the office (But of course, everyone Knows there's no such thing as a FREE dinner!).

It's called Focus Night. A few years back they had this, then somebody 'conveniently' forgot about the whole Focus Night thing and now the department has it back again, seeing that it's a small price to pay in exchange for meeting project deadlines. Ah well, the food's good... and everyone seems a little happier staying back. :-)

On Tuesday I had Teriyaki Unagi and Ginseng Tea from Chopper Board.

On Mondays, which is today, we have Marrybrown. On Wednesdays, hmm, let's just say I'd rather go home and cook up a simple meal. On Thursdays we have Nyonya Food. And on Fridays, Sweet N' Spicy Chicken Wings from Pizza Hut! (Hmm.. didn't I tell you that was one of the reasons I stayed back...?)

Saturday

By the time the weekend arrived, I'd already freed up most of my workload and was ready to kick back and relax for a while! So on Saturday morning, I slept late, woke up to go to the market, cooked Maggi Mee for brunch, and immersed myself in a dreamy HK drama - The Most Beautiful Seventh Day (I love the Schnauzer..)! Then I went to fetch Leo for afternoon tea (poor thing was working in the office, he's more tension than me) at Paddington's House of Pancakes.

Dollar-size Pancakes with Strawberries. If you ever decide to order this, it's extremely filling for two and comes with 26 50-cent size pancakes. I wouldn't exactly call it 'light'. :-P

After that, I went for a bit of retail therapy and bought a pair of new heels from Primavera, new Maybelline 2-way-cake and sunblock. There flew RM150. Oh, when will I be able to actually afford to splurge?! After that, Leo went back to the office while I went for a few laps in the pool. Happy... though sad because I missed the '3 for 2' promotion at Borders for Grotesque and 19 Minutes. :-(

Sunday

Steak N' Cheese at Subway

Leo and I had brunch at Subway E-gate. It's a Buy-1-Free-1 promotion till the end of May, if you have the voucher. I had a 6-inch Steak N' Cheese with Parmesan Oregano bread while Leo had a Turkey Ham or something. It looks so different from the promotion flyer... :-(

Then he worked somemore while I cleaned the house and made ABC soup and read a novel. Then at night came the toll on my heart. Actually, I don't mind working overtime but please, stop comparing me with others. Don't make my heart work overtime.

2 comments:

libelly said...

There is always up and down in our working life. I believe everyone went through it. Cheer up!~

Xweing said...

Hmm.. my posts a bit blue recently. Actually not so much about work, but depressed over something else.

I wish myself to be happy soon.. :)