Archive for December 21, 2007

The Early Bird

I arrived at the office very early today.  There was very little traffic on the way to Makati.  It seems like everybody went on vacation already.  As is my habit every time I arrive too early, I get off at Ayala cor. Paseo de Roxas then just walk all the way to Makati Avenue cor. Buendia.  I enjoy long walks on cool mornings, plus it’s also a form of exercise, so it’s really no hassle. I usually walk along Valero then right to de la Costa, then left to Makati Avenue.  This morning, since I had an hour(!) to kill, I took a longer route, turning left at San Agustin from Valero then right to Leviste in order to reach de la Costa.  Good route because I found a massage place!  I’m always on the lookout for massage places/spas, but somehow I rarely get around to actually going inside.  But one of these days, promise!

When I finally arrived at the building, I still had 40 minutes, so I went to Starbucks on the ground floor for my Peppermint Mocha fix.  This is bordering on an addiction every Christmas season.  Bad for the budget.

Hmm…I really have to find a way to kill time without shrinking the budget and expanding the tummy.  I wish there’s a library nearby…and one that’s open early in the morning.  Or else threaten Manong and force him to open the office earlier.  😀

Seriously though, I really love walking around the business district early in the morning.  It’s one of the reasons why I love the city.  I am not normally a morning person that’s why it’s such a treat for me.

I moved to my new job so fast that I forgot to even write about it.  I started just two days after my last day in my previous job.   The adjustment period in terms of having someone to talk to in the office was very easy since I’m already good friends with two people here – my officemates in the previous job, hehe!  And at last, I’m not the only writer in the office!   In case you’re wondering, I’m now working at a mobile media company.  I can’t give more details yet since we’re still preparing for the launch of our brand, but I’ll probably write more about it once we’re ‘all systems go’.

What I like about my job now is that I have the opportunity to write about almost anything I like.  And I’m back to the freedom and relaxed atmosphere that I had when I worked at a graphic design agency.  But I guess it comes with a price.  We have the big challenge of promoting our service and making it successful.  I’m excited!  That kind of challenge was the one thing that was missing from my previous job.

I’m on my second week now and I’m liking it so far.  It’s our Christmas party later, then off to a nice, long Christmas weekend.  Yey! 😀