Thursday, October 25, 2007


I am finally free! Free from the shackles of corporate greed and politics!

As if my prayers have been answered, I was made redundant from work a couple of weeks back. Isn't that the best way to go? You get a huge payout and leave the work that you dread behind?


So these past few weeks have been spent on looking for other employment opportunities (I am waiting for a couple of phone calls this week) and catching up on playing The Sims 2. Since my mother gave me that game for Christmas (and I bought all the extension packs), I have never had the time to play it. My former job made sure that my "me" time is completely ripped out of me. I surely made up for it this week though. I created a couple of characters and the character I based on Arnie (named Lawrence) already has two loves and scored with both (called a Woohoo) in bed and in the jacuzzi! He is now aspiring to do a "public woohoo" and having a third love. What a pervert! Hahaha!

I also caught up with household chores (the ironing is killing me) and took up a new hobby... taking care of fishes that is! We now have two new fish tanks - one for tropical carnivore fishes (Arnie's choice of course) and one for a couple of cute red cap oranda goldfishes that I have named Sid and Nancy. Hehehe.

I have also taken this time to evaluate what is really important in my life. I found that my career will always come second to my family. Because of the stress from my former job, I now have a condition in my neck and shoulder joint that needs to be tended to by a doctor. I am now seeing a naturopath who is giving me weekly treatments of remedial massage, acupuncture, and Chinese cupping. I really need to take care of myself from now on. I am also taking medication for my stress, pain and energy levels.

Well, I hope in my next entry I'll be telling you guys about my new job.


Raquel said...

Never in my wildest dreams have I thought I'd say this to someone who has just been made redundant but congratulations! Perfect timing indeed.

I used to play Sims 2 as well (no time to do so recently) and I must say, that game is absolutely addictive!

Glad to read that you're having some time relaxing time off work at the moment. Good luck on the job hunt!

Jerome aka Bridget Jones said...

sistaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!! oh my goolash, its been quite awhile noh? and i congratulate you for your freedom. sarap di ba? we are on the same boat. well, not entirely but almost. i too am technically unemployed because the project i'm handling ended. we are transitioning to the next project, hence, the waiting time. and i got to evaluate what's important as well!

i also played lots of pc games (Virtua Tennis *ugh*, CSI 4 Hard Evidence, and Big City Break Flower Shop *try this one kaloka!*)

and most of all, i also have a hobby! i take pictures. my dear, it has relieved me of the stress and has provided me balance. i love it.

see? we are really sisters! hugs hugs hugs!!!