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Work or Play?

I would first off like to say I love my Baby. I would rather keep her anonymity intact, and would not dare divulge her identity in the near future. As for now, let me just say that I love you baby, and hope you're reading my blog. Now as for the real motive of the blog, I'm just waiting to sign the contract with my employer, with whom I will be working for starting tuesday.

I'm at another crossroads where on my way to graduating, I would be working and actually earning money doing work that I would (supposedly) enjoy. From what I'm hearing, the arrangements sound great. The starting pay isn't really spectactular, but considering that I'm going to start probationary, I would take the offer nonetheless. The company is based in Makati, and I would supposedly be doing field work too, travelling all over the country and maybe out of the country. I'm definitely looking forward to that, but then I would still have to worry about the last 10 units of my college life.

I'm feeling the uneasy excitement of actually doing work that pays better than the last job I had. This time too, I'll be doing work that's more important than just my projects, because this time I'll be getting paid. And this time, I don't need to go through a lot just to get hired.

Anyway, this job might require me to not talk about work and blog, but I would have to read through the contract and the fine print before I go on signing on the dotted line. Oh, and by the way, I will be living in Mandaluyong for the meantime as I start getting up on my own feet. The pay might get me to places, pero not to where I want to go to in the near future. I'm now looking forward to working, and getting paid.

I don't know if I should actually be excited, pero I should say that a girlfriend and a future with a girlfriend I really love. Now I have something to look forward to at the end of the day, or month (given the arrangements that will be unfolding in the next few weeks).

So with that, I should enjoy the holidays, and chill.



  1. It's really great to see that things are looking up for you. Good luck with juggling work and school - it's going to be a fun experience - but you'll probably manage! I'm a bit envious. ;)

  2. Rather reminds me of myself at the start of my relationship with my boyfriend. We kept people guessing for a year or so, until we finally decided to tell everybody the, err I guess, truth a few months ago. We thought it was not anybody's business, but well, some people got really annoying. Have fun! -Johanna


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