Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Painkillers

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a wonderful week because last week was a four day work week. A quick happy Good Friday to those celebrating it! A little belated I know, but I can't really talk with stitches in my mouth.

So how was my oral surgery? Honestly it was nerve wrecking for me because when I was nine, I don't know why, I was just afraid to have needles in my mouth to the extent I would cry, and then the doctor just gave up (not really, I cancelled it) and after that I never came back unless for teeth cleaning. So having needles in my gum is a first time for me which explains why I was so nervous before going. I had to get assurance from all my friends that it will be okay to make myself feel better. Which is why I call it a life changing surgery. But you know, after going through any kind of surgery, any attention would do to make you forget about the pain and worse, the sound of the dental burr. I am so grateful it went well. Thank God I was blindfolded. People call it dramatic but what's life without some drama? Than what the hell do you watch on television!

If I am going to recover fast, I'd better follow the medication prescription. Four tablets every eight hours.

The surgery allows me to recuperate for a few days and now I'm back alive and kicking and able to chew, so I wouldn't reject any invitation for a meal.

Throughout, I spent a lot of time at home. It better be. I can't imagine going out to a mall and suddenly something went wrong with the stitch and there's blood all over my mouth and it will create a mess. Staying at home is more ideal, just in case. Besides, as the big day is about to get closer, it is only right to prepare by reading up and doing some research and preparation work for my future. Being the perfectionist I am, I can't afford to lose any opportunity should there be any. As far as I can plan, I really could use your well wishes and good prayers. Nothing beats that.

For the past few days I have been catching up with my favorite series - because there's no cable back in my second home. The most annoying part was that I can't eat chips while watching the shows.

I also spent hours on my bed reading some magazines I purchased on iPad because I've never bought one and I wonder what's so interactive about all these stuff? After buying one, I spent the entire day not reading, but figuring out the different functions they have. Is this a sign of aging where you feel a little bit more outdated each day? They have videos, animated images and gives you the option to scroll here and there in a hundred page magazine. I manage to figure it out though. So tonight I will spend time reading. I must say, up till today, iPad is one of the best buys I've ever made. Bloody convenient and definitely value for money. I am still trying to find out the downside of e-magazines though. If it's so good why do people still buy the hard copy?

Apart from that I manage to update my music playlist, which I've been quite lazy to do because of the different devices I use. I just don't want to lock myself into one company's ecosystem. I like to diversify the brands that I own - doesn't apply for facial though. The drawback is obvious, I had to transfer my files differently. Thank God for software like Evernote and DropBox. Better yet, e-mails.

Let's wrap that up. Whatever happen to work?

I am proud to say that my office is now looking new. Although no money was spent (yet) to beautify our work space, I am so happy that we managed to make more space in the office. We did not really throw a lot of things away but we shifted the furniture to make it more functional. Now that I am back in my office, and I am just about eight weeks to finishing my job here, I spend more time doing things that can last till I am gone. Of course this includes giving a helping hand to my new colleagues. This though, would not have been possible with the help of my friends. No way am I going to carry the cupboard and tables on my own!

I will be back to work next week. Late April we will be having a reunion dinner with all the colleagues, in hoping we can catch up and get to know our new friends. Hopefully everything goes smoothly!

I was getting ready to go out for dinner last night. My friends and I were chatting about my university application and future career and what not. And one of them really got annoyed because he said I did not tell him and as friends, one should share about all these. It made me feel so bad. He even cancelled his plan to visit me. So imagine that heartache! But it was all pun intended.

We were about to go out when my dad heard the doorbell ring. He looked through the door hole and there was no one. It happened for quite some time until my phone rang. Turns out, the three of them were outside of my house with a birthday cake, and candles that are burnt half stick (only shows how long they waited outside!). With the intent to surprise me! You have no idea how amused I was. Really, really amused!

No matter how belated it was, I really appreciate it. This is what friends are for really. While family is as important, you need friends to laugh with, to talk nonsense to and of course be as brutally honest and not embarrassed of each others presence. We like to have fun, but we don't play games.

At least with them, I have the ticket to say this for fun when I got a beautiful gift from them.

"What? It's not Prada?"

They know that I appreciate all gift no matter what it is or who is it from as long as it's a sincere one. There's no double standard but I wouldn't reject a Cartier. Hah!

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Happy weekend!