Thursday, April 05, 2007

Nineteen Forever

Summer mornings like this one, the pace of my life slows down.

The next two months are bound to be interesting. I’ll be working in Ortigas the whole time for an internship gig, which will not be counted for my course at all, but which I will do anyway because I’m after the experience and the lessons that will come with it. Also to avoid boredom and the seasonal brain death during April and May, duh.

I started work yesterday. I didn’t do much, the HR lady just asked me to read the company policies and to look around. I surfed the net the whole day and acquainted myself with Linux. I was also introduced to my officemates blah blah all very mundane really. I like the place, I like the people, I like Ortigas. It looks definitely more comfortable than Manila, hah! There are like three malls within walking distance from the office (Robinson’s Galleria, SM Megamall, The Podium) and there are plenty of restaurants down the street. Commuting is relatively easy since I take the train everyday. So all in all? It’s cool.

I got there 30 minutes early so I decided to get some coffee from the Starbucks down the street. I thought I needed extra energy and really, coffee makes me a bit more sociable than I normally am. So I really, really thought it was a good idea. Not. I spilled some coffee over my white ribbed jacket and pink spaghetti top, and to add it up, I was more than a bit tipsy when I left the accursed coffee shop! Coffee does that to me, unfortunately. So while I was on the elevator all the way to the 27th floor, I was dizzy and buzzed and generally out of sorts. Woot, first day and drunk!

But I guess I handled it pretty well. The dizziness went away early in the afternoon and the only proofs of my misdeed are the stains and the coffee stink that clung to my clothes. Well okay it did not stink, but the smell was quite strong. So there.

You’re just jealous cos we’re young and in love
You’re just jealous cos we’re young and in love
You’re just jealous cos we’re young and in love.

These lines are from Brand New’s song Soco Amaretto Lime. Perfect for today. Sky’s a little dark, smoke wafting from burning leaves in the backyard, birds chirping like mad, the smell of coming rain---there’s something slow and sad about everything today.

Just jealous cos we’re young and in love

I’m young alright, but not in love.

2 Comments:

Blogger Henrik said...

At least, I say, you've got that figured out.

I wondered, with all that sitting around, you'll eventually get very, very bored.

Then again, you've been offered an editorship...

2:15 PM  
Blogger lizette said...

exactly. and i am to use the innarnet the whole day so my online friends can reach me anytime. like you!

6:11 PM  

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