A very personal blog

This week

Finally booked a hotel accommodation for our Singapore trip
We’re staying at Holiday Inn Express Katong, East Coast area, and I’m very excited about it. I’ve spent days comparing hotel rates, room sizes, and neighborhoods and I figured this one has the best value for money considering how arte I am about certain thinks like room size, interior design, presence of windows, hotel ambiance, and so on.

Purchased a car insurance policy
Little by little we’re trying to take over managing the car since it’s been in our possession for almost a year now. Two weeks ago we took care of maintenance, now we’re shouldering insurance. Our current policy with Sterling is expiring this month, and we’re switching to FPG via iChoose.ph.

I thought it was gonna be hard to get this insurance thing set up but would you believe, I got an insurance policy in a matter of hours just by chatting with an agent online. I can’t believe how fast and easy it was. I sent over the OR and CR via chat, and transferred a partial payment via online banking. Man, I love technology.

Now I’m just waiting for the policy to arrive at our doorstep, and they’re also forwarding a copy to our loaning bank. I know it sounds all too scammy but I got the reco from a car group so I guess we’re in good hands?

Received more info about the recruitment roadshow
Urgh. More things to stress about. I received more details about the roadshow. After the exam on Monday, I’m already lined up for a face to face interview and hands-on technical assessment on Thursday. I stopped being excited about this whole recruitment thing when I realized I’m not even halfway reading the foundation level syllabus which would be helpful for the exam. I was ready to fail and already conditioned myself to go on vacation mode. But then the interview schedule was a glimmer of hope. Does it mean it doesn’t matter if I fail the exam? I’m still gonna get a shot during the interviews? But then there’s a technical test, a 90-minute hands-on assessment of my coding and scripting kills like wtf. I’m not ready for this! I haven’t scripted from scratch in a long while my goodness. This kindof kills the vacation mood you know.

I need to reduce my activities
I’ve been meaning to tell my writing client (I still don’t know how to call it lol) to stop giving me tasks for now because I have to review for an exam. But for some reason, nanghihinayang ako hahaha. I mean, I typically can squeeze an hour or so to write one article. So I’m thinking if I spend that hour reviewing instead, I could be closer to finishing the damn syllabus by now. But who am I kidding, I’m not getting paid to review lol.

I did decline two design opportunites (from my old) client because I know it’s going to be overwhelming for me at this point. My goodness, I need to breathe. This whole anticipiation is killing my nervous system.

To fast or not to fast
Our APE results just came out and guess what! I have hypercholesterolemia, something our resident doctor refuse to believe because she thinks our APE vendor isn’t reliable on account of almost half the population being diagnosed with the same. I was advised to get re-checked to confirm the state of my blood chem. It’s optional but if I do that it means I have to fast for 10-12 hours and damn I don’t think I’m ready for that.

I’m also overweight, of course.

Off to make a wedding invite while my automated script is running!