Daily Monday

Two months into work

It’s been two months ever since work started. That being said, I actually haven’t been doing any kind of actual work. This is typical with Japanese companies, since they will train new employees from the scratch, which is something I’m really grateful about. So far, my superiors have been really nice and considerate around me. They take a lot of extra steps trying to explain how things work in the company and I feel a bit bad for feeling sleepy sometimes. (I really should stop playing games until late night and sleep earlier).

Last month, the government announced the extension of the emergency state which is scheduled to be until the 20th of this month. A lot of people seem to think the emergency state is hindering a lot of work-related things. But I, on the other hand, am happy with it, since that means I get to work from home longer instead of having to go to the office every day.

Lately, I’ve been thinking that I may be overly paranoid. People around me seem to go out and dine out normally. I just can’t stand the thought of getting infected just because I took off my mask to eat outside, which is why I only go out once a week these days to do groceries. I think this pattern is slowly affecting me negatively in a way. I do want to go outside, hang out with my colleagues, window-shop, go places, but my paranoid mind stops me from doing so. Even if I get vaccinated one day later, I would still be real careful since vaccination does not mean you are 100% invincible. Being vaccinated doesn’t eliminate the chances of you being a virus carrier either (some articles does say that the chances are lower). You can still spread it to other people.

To keep myself sane, I occupy myself with games and recently, a lot of cooking. Mom sent me a lot of online recipes that I could try out and I find myself having fun while experimenting with it. I recently challenged myself to recreate one of my favorite home country dish, bakmie (literally meat noodles). It’s far from the original flavor, but I give it a B for effort. Haha. I’m going to try making grilled fish next time!

Expense Log #4: Gaming accessories and some fashion items

It’s been awhile since I did an expense log. I skipped the last few months because I was too busy with moving out and most of my expenses were revolving around that. Since things have settled down a bit, I decided I would start posting about it again (given that I remember to do it).

Switch Accessories

I got myself a coral pink controller for $20 (it was $45, but I had points accumulated). The material quality is not worth the price, but I still like how it matches my Switch color. I had no problems using it, so I’m kind of okay with it. I also got a stand for $6. It works as an iPad and iPhone stand as well, so I think it’s really worth the price. I also love how the stand provides you with 6 different angles to use. My Switch gaming time is now more convenient!

Leather Card Case

Brand: Il Bisonte

This one could actually wait. I actually got this for a way cheaper price than the retail’s, so I was satisfied with it. I bought one because I thought I’d need it to store my business cards, but Tokyo’s infection rates got higher and now the office is closed. In the end, I couldn’t even retrieve the cards and I have no particular use for the case at this moment of time. I really love the leather quality though. I was actually debating whether I should get a camel, beige, or black color since they all looked so pretty. But I settled with the last option since I thought I’d be the most neutral for business scenes.

Mini Messenger Bag

Brand: Topologie

I got this one second hand for only $20 (originally $70). Although the status is ‘second hand’, the condition is very close to mint. The seller did say that he/she only used it once or twice. I consider myself lucky for finding this item haha. It has replaced my Muji sacoche and I use this every time I go out these days.

I still have a lot more items in my to-buy list. But I’ll probably have to hold off for this month. My next priority would be a pair of comfortable working shoes.