Monday, October 31, 2005
Feast your eyes on (left to right) Charlie's angel, a hippie chick, a pink fairy, Lara Croft, Morticia Adams, two gypsies, and a lady pirate.
Though I'm really not one to celebrate this time of the year, I couldn't but join in the festivities of the office. Our boss had encouraged (or required! hehe) the whole recruitment team to come to work in costumes because we were anticipating a total of 700 kids to go trick-or-treating around the building. Plus, it was also part of the whole recruitment snazz, since applicants had been pouring in these past few weeks. So, for lack of any better ideas (and budget), I dug up my sister's 2-year-old props and dressed myself up as a pirate. The getup would have been completed with an eye patch and a parrot, though.
I'm really glad that God put back the joy in my heart towards my work. It's been really fun lately, especially since the team is growing and i see how the people I'm surrounded with are pretty cool in their different ways. When the job gets tough, we help each other out, encourage one another, and laugh and giggle the whole way through. Yep, we are a rather silly bunch. But that's a blessing, of course. Who'd want to work with a group of stiff-necked, boring people 5 days a week?
posted by mari_elle at 16:40
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Fooling around at Stillwaters!
I had such a refreshing weekend. My cousin from Canada came over and spent the night here with us last Thursday, and since he and I had soooooooo much to talk about in terms of my job and his plans to set up business here in the country, we stayed up really really late. I realized I was no longer used to sleeping past 12. My cousin apparently didn't mind since he was still sufferring from jet lag. I spent the whole of Friday a walking zombee. So, it was a good thing that I got to sleep a bit longer than usual last Saturday morning.
Hanging out with some good friends was also a blessing. It'd been quite a while since I got a whole day just to chill with my friends, so I was more than happy to "play tennis" (I just watched and sat pretty on the benches), have lunch, the usual coffee talk, go to Stillwaters, and eat a good dinner with them. Stillwaters was the best part. I'd been longing to go there for the longest time. We talked about some pretty heavy and meaningful stuff. I felt like my soul needed just that. I'd been so shallow lately.
posted by mari_elle at 22:00