typical me

I was looking forward to an early night after our second day of field work for the training output. I started for home relatively earlier than the usual time. Then I lost my keys. That, I realized after I’ve emptied the contents of my backpack in front of the apartment door.

Good thing I had a spare set for the apartment. I’d deal with the office keys tomorrow. I might have lost the keys while we were doing the interviews or I may have left it at the office. I have this unbreakable habit of misplacing things.

This week just keeps on getting better.

 

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Talk about being out of my comfort zone.

After about five takes – and the cheers from some of the people attending the event – I finally managed to complete my sentence in front of the camera.

I’m uncomfortable with being on camera. I like taking videos and photos of other people but I try to keep out of the screen as much as possible (for a good reason). This time, there was no escaping the task. I did think of asking for another task but then a colleague’s remark made more sense. After all, didn’t I promise myself that I’d be welcome opportunities to be out of my comfort zone every once in a while? (Darn. What was I thinking?!) But a promise’s a promise.

Day 2. GenSan Trip (Koronadal City)

Gotta love Filipino hospitality.

We took the one-hour bus ride from General Santos to Koronadal City to deal with work matters. The person we coordinated with was very accommodating. He even sent us to this store that sold malong. We didn’t really have much to select from but the print designs (and the price) were good.

The malong is a must have for field work. It’s a blanket, a towel, a tapis, a costume, a makeshift covering for changing clothes (among other things), and protection from heat or cold during the travel from one location to the next. My old one got lost somewhere in the process of borrowing and returning and re-borrowing. It’d just be easier to get a new one (or two).