The past 5 weeks seemed an eternity. Days seem to go by longer, time seems to go by too slow. So many things have happened! I should be excited by all of this, as I was before this whole thing blew up in my face. But now its all been drummed down, reality has crept in, and things have become mundane.
I’ve fairly adjusted well to the routine of living away from home. Lame as it may seem, this is the first time I’ll be living away from my family. All my schools have been very near where I live so I never had to dorm. I worked in Makati right after graduation and it was horrible. I was used to getting home in less than 30 minutes, so getting home in 2 hours never really registered in my brain as something rational. Two whole hours sitting or standing in obscure ways and in undesirable environments was not just a waste of time for me, it was torture. Millions of people endure this everyday and just like everyone else, I got used to it. But its not in my nature to let things go this way, and naturally, I would desire a more optimal process of living.
When I told my parents I’d be working again in Makati and that I’ll be getting a place there to live by myself, they said NO. I predicted that would happen but I also knew that sooner or later it would sink in to them that they have to let me go. This is the next step in a person’s life wherein she should learn how to take care of herself. Now they’re telling everyone how their daughter is now living in her own condominium unit. Pah!
My brother was the first one who saw the condo unit when he drove me there with all my stuff. He thought it was crappy, old and cheap looking. My mother’s thoughts were not far off, she said it was messy and the old furniture looked weird. Hey this is the best thing I could find with the budget!
Since I have no computer, no internet and no cable-tv, I just watch DVDs most of the time. Usually I come home late from work so I just watch movies until I feel sleepy. I would seriously like to get rid of some of the old furniture, particularly the faded couches that’s eating up space! And if I can afford a more energy efficient air-con, that’d be great too. I just have my clothes laundered weekly amounting to just P50. They seem ok so I don’t bother to have them ironed anymore hehehe.
Now I have to save money so I can buy my own computer or laptop and have intrenet access. And then it will all be too perfect!