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!