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Weekly Diary: No Late November!


This week looks good! Spent ₱1220 this week, got no lates, ate a lot of rice, drank a lot of coffee, and felt quite accomplished at work. Also, I slept an average of 7 hours this week! Here’s to hoping it pushes through for the rest of the month at least!

Monday (Nov 5)

○ Parking at Greenbelt 5 – ₱110
○ Costa Primo Iced Coffee – ₱140
○ Rice – ₱20

☽  Slept 9hrs 58mins
★ In at 3:05PM
✧ Spent ₱270

Today I indulged in coffee and ate rice huhu! I can’t help it! Munggo ba naman baon ko, pano na.

Also, I’m starting another challenge for myself, aside from documenting my expenses (I never really put a cap, I’m just happy if I don’t hit 1k per week hehe), I’m also documenting my daily time-ins for NO LATE NOVEMBER. In an effort to make my birth month more positive and to also make up for the horrible state of my timesheet last month, my aim everyday is to arrive at work before 3:59PM. 🙂

Tuesday (Nov 6)

○ Parking at Greenbelt 5 – ₱110
○ Rice – ₱20

☽ Slept 6hrs 19mins
★ In at 3:20PM
✧ Spent ₱130

I can’t help it! My baon is daing na bangus and ampalaya salad with itlog na maalat. How can you not eat rice with that?

This afternoon, Red (my senior) and I got treated to coffee by our “clients” from the finance team. They took the RPA workflow we created for them really well and I thank God for it! They were so happy they just had to treat us to Starbucks. I will cherish this message forever because don’t we all seek validation?! Also, this helps my appraisal lol.

Ever since I signed the counter-offer, I’ve been struggling to internally justify that I deserve to be here, that they made to the right decision to keep me. I didn’t really think I was doing a lot, and yet they decided to up my pay by 50% just to make me stay. I’m still reeling at the thought you know. Also, I feel pressured to perform better.

Wednesday (Nov 7)

○ Taxi going to the office – ₱140
○ Costa Primo Iced Mocha – ₱140
○ Taxi going home- ₱120

☽ Slept 6hrs 36mins
★ In at 3:47PM
✧ Spent ₱400

I’m not late but wary at the rate at which my time-ins are moving closer and closer to the late line. Yikes. I also just added another metric, sleep hours, in another conscious effort to reach at least 7hrs of sleep each day, or 7hrs average in a week. Looking at my Fitbit history, I haven’t been successful in this attempt ever. What usually happens is I deprive myself during the weekdays and oversleep on the weekends, thus pulling up the average. But I don’t want that to be the case. Urgh. I want to sleep longer!

Today I woke up really exhausted because my sleep was interrupted by the repair man who arrived at our condo at 11:30am to fix our shower heater. I thank God our security guard called to wake me up otherwise I would’ve slept away and missed the text messages. Also grateful to have finally gotten the chance to fix our heater. It’s been acting up for months but we never paid attention, until the ber months crept in and we knew we had to do something lest we freeze in the shower in the coming months.

Next thing I need to prioritize is to have our freezer door replaced, and to schedule another deep cleaning session.

Thursday (Nov 8)

○ Parking – ₱110
○ Costa Primo Iced Mocha – ₱140
○ Rice – ₱20

☽ Slept 6hrs 21mins
★ In at 3:17PM
✧ Spent ₱270

It’s a very special swelday today because the counter offer has reflected! Hooray for a higher basic pay and more allowances! Perfect birthday gift! And so I just had to sneak out for a celebratory manipedi.

There’s a lot of work coming our way and I just hope I get to manage my tasks properly. As much as I want to continue developing RPA workflows for now, I had to remind myself that hey I’m a QA first and testing projects are a priority lol. RPA is so fun.

Friday (Nov 9)

○ Parking – ₱110
○ Manang’s kwek kwek and banana-q – ₱40

☽ Slept 5hrs 50mins
★ In at 3:21PM
✧ Spent ₱150

There’s a Jolijeep at Palanca that sells blockbuster streetfood. Sobrang havey. They have kwek kwek, kikiam, squid balls, turon, banana-q, etc. There was a line when we got there but it didn’t take long to get served. Their banana-q is so gooood! <3