day 2419 – leave final note

working at hospitality designs has put a lot of stress and strain on me, both mentally, emotionally and physically. i was there even at my worst moments whether in a cast or on crutches, migraine or sickness. over the past few months i’ve really done everything in my powers to get all my numerous pressing deadlines. i saw the fruit of the new branding, new websites and new brochures. work either digital or in printed form that i can truly say i’m proud of. if this is the end, i’m proud of what i accomplished here

day 2366 – what work

work really feels like a drag in the recent days. i have an overflowing amount of tasks and deadlines but none of it is giving me much excitement or motivation. maybe it has to do with the lack of appreciation for what i do as well as the amount of additional tasks i’m assigned to that’s unrelated to my job description. thank goodness it’s finally friday so i won’t have to be in this office the next two days. i looked forward to the week’s end even though i have to work on saturday anyway

day 2344 – work and play time

second day of the year and already back at the office seems kind of cruel. it was extremely difficult to wake up given my sleeping schedule was thrown off during the holidays. the tiny human was also back at the office and hung out at my desk because school doesn’t resume until next monday. when she was watching her spongebob show, she cooperates and stays busy. if she didn’t occupy herself, she wouldn’t be allow to stay at my desk. i’ll miss her after this week, but will still see her during my saturday taekwondo

day 2335 – fondway cafe

didn’t want to work at all on christmas eve, but good thing it was only half day. i rushed off to apex for a full session only focusing on snatches. all makes in my snatch wave; it really helps that i’m practicing more frequently the past two weeks. after a quick lunch, i hit up fondway cafe to catch up with old coworkers. it’s always fun hanging out with the two girls because the best stories come out. we had a lot of good laughs all the way to cafe’s closing

say 2329 – potluck dish

my appetizer dish for the annual hospitality designs christmas potluck is smoked salmon on rice crackers. there’s a whole assortment of food including sushi, fried rice, noodles, fried chicken, samosas, pizza, salad, meatballs, chili and cakes to name a few. i tried to have a variety, but some things just weren’t for me. the food was okay, but the extended lunch break was good to calm down some of the work stress

day 2323 – gingerbread house

the gumball mansion we tried to build at the office contest didn’t work so it ended up being a regular gingerbread house. it was too messy and dirty for my liking, definitely not something i would like to do often. nonetheless it was a fun short-lived hour that let me relive some of the childhood moments. i hope to find more of these joyous moments over the holiday season

day 2322 – department lunch

the first christmas meal of the season is a combined department lunch with human resources, finance and admin. it was a group of twelve dining at a hotel restaurant called 75 west. nothing on the menu really appealed to me. the ribs i ordered were alright. i had half the rack plus the caesar salad and shared the other half, fries and slaw

day 2299 – home working

too sick and contagious to be going into the office so i finally got approval for a remote laptop. i could very well not be working and resting would do me good, but there’s just way too many rushed deadlines. it’s a smarter and safer option for the company because who knows how many people i could infect if i went in. with the amount of coughing fits i have, i was not in the condition to even be outside. all the monitors on my desk kind of makes it look like a security office

day 2260 – girls catchup

long overdue catchup for the girls. even though we’re all in different companies now, we’re still able to maintain connection. i think not being in the same departments made it more fun when sharing the information we know. sometimes when i hear what they say about their new job, it makes me wonder why i’m still at this company. i don’t necessary care for the spotlight, but it’s having my production goes unnoticed and often taken for granted