Day 1/3. Graceland Estates and Country Club in Tayabas, Quezon

We waited the entire day to have time to check the place out. This is our second work event in the place. The lake, although man-made, has always been my favorite spot.

Tonight, the place looked festive with the colorful lights.Someone was celebrating her party at the restaurant. We were even invited by one of the organizers to help ourselves with the food since there was a lot of leftovers. We would have gladly taken the offer if we weren’t feeling full from the heavy dinner we were just served. That reminds me, the walk was an attempt to burn some of the dinner 😀02182013

We could only go boating until 5pm. It was dark when the the workshop ended. We could only wander around the late. A good chance to plan tomorrow’s jog route.02182013bI have to try that pedal boat during tomorrow’s lunch break.02182013cFeeling a bit weary from the walk (and the transfer to a room with functioning airconditioning unit), I believe I won’t be having any problems sleeping tonight.


got cut off

Major embarrassment. Never again. The long hours of waiting. No, it’s really the embarrassment of having a stable enough job and failing to uphold my end of the responsibility.

So I thought I should balance all this major negativity with some goodness by helping someone – anyone. Thank goodness, someone needed assistance with printing copies of the newsletter. I was more than willing to help. I even got words of gratitude. The time spent not thinking about my embarrassment was good enough an exchange with the help extended. The expression of gratitude was a bonus.

I should be the one uttering words of thanks. It kept me sane. Those prints saved my day 😀

still sick

02072013This made coming to work today (despite this health condition) all worth it!

Got a phone call from the printing press a little after lunch. I was worried that there might have been some problem with the newspaper printing. There was nothing to be worried about. In fact, the printing press called to notify us that they were on their way to Laguna to deliver our second issue a day in advance! -with 200 excess (slash “free”) copies!

It was a great day. The excitement kept me going until the end of the work day.

I went home feeling drained. The shivers, stronger. The throat, still a burning. Still sick.



In reality, there’s no “leave” from work – as long as there’s access to the work email and the cellphone is on.

I did have a significantly shorter to-do for the day. The entries are mostly about the time I last too the medication and temperature notes. Dealt with the back from last week.

Most of the time I spent sleeping. I’m thankful for this brand of paracetamol. It makes sleeping easier to do. I fall asleep fast. I get longer and more restful sleep. I got to rest. Although, I still have dreams of the projects and the thesis and the small little stories that makes no sense.

Got a visit from the third sister – and a restock of fruits and tea. The third sister has become my regular sitter every time I’m sick. I still have my thermometer from the last time I was hospitalized. And then I found myself praying, “Please don’t let me be hospitalized this time.”