Taking a break from my 'stint work'!
This is what I get from procrastinating a lot: sleepless nights, while Morpheus stands beside me ready to sprinkle sand on my eyes. Guh! I donned imaginary sandman-proof goggles anyway and made myself a mug of hazelnut coffee (which is not particularly helping, since I go to the loo every twenty minutes or so while silently cursing diuresis).
At any rate, even though I'm so busy I can still say I'm enjoying my work. That's good I think. Working on something you love doesn't feel like working at all. And following the advice of my writer friends who are now so busy with their jobs, I always find a time to enjoy myself while I still can. So last Saturday, I joined the International Photo Walk (was part of the Escolta team). It's actually for the camera club, but I had a lot of fun. It's refreshing to wander around and clicking away at old edifices in the busy streets of the city. Well, I know I'm seeing a lot of those buildings in Intramuros, but there's a light feeling I had when I was walking in Escolta. Maybe it's because it's been a while since I last did something like this. I miss traveling with the photography peeps. XD Also, I got to banter a lot with the kids--third year students, I mean. Two of them are older than me and two are eighteen like me, but they insist on calling me "ate". So I let them be. I'm an 'ate' and they're the 'babies'. :)
International Photowalk 2010
Last Monday, I met again with Robyn. I think I'll be meeting her regularly; I have set the days in my mind as "Hedonistic Mondays series", so I wish my Mondays will always be sort of free from stress and work. At least on the second half of the day. Haha! There's nothing like chitchatting with a co-fanfic writer about your interests, not only in fandom but in other things as well, like studies...and love lives. LOL.
Actually our meeting last Monday at Xocolat felt more like a date. :D We ordered the same food (which I didn't finish again...dang rice, it's always making me readily full), eat the messy chocolate fondue (which dripped and was smeared everywhere, a couple food indeed!), and shared an ultra yummy cookie dough cheesecake. I enjoyed the whole thing, including the furtive smile exchanges with a cute dimpled counter girl at Xocolat (if I were I boy I'd simplify that sentence by saying I'm just flirting), the little walk inside the Ateneo campus where Robyn saw me on one of my ungraceful-klutz-days, our photo sessions in front of a "balete tree" sculpture, and my coaxing Robin about the translated prologue of the Frozen Teardrop novel. The only thing I didn't enjoy were the train journeys. Really, those giant Sardines Can With Wheels and their grumpy security guards...*shakes head*
The "Balete Tree" sculpture inside the Ateneo campus, done by an art student. Don't ask me how that became a balete tree. I have my own surreal interpretation of things when it comes to art, but I think I won't ever come up with that kind of "tree".
I hope this week will be more enjoyable despite--or maybe even because of--the work-and-play juggling act I'm doing at the moment. But for now, I need to get back to work and finish it as soon as I can because...Morpheus is now...preparing a sandstorm already because I resist his little sprinkles.
Sorry for the abuse of smileys and parentheticals...Ow right, this isn't formal writing *hang over from stint work*
Byez bloggy! :)