GTI Chapter 118

Chapter 118

Who’s working through Christmas and New Year? Me.

It’s a sad life.

I’m finding it hard to get time and when I do, motivation.

So, I want to start the new year with a clean slate.

I’m dropping this. Feel free to pick it up if you can do justice to it.

I’m already halfway through the next chapter but it killed me. Occasional, if no one else is already picking it up, I might be posting occasional chapters.

I’ll be back but no guarantees.

GTI Chapter 115

Updated to WordPress 4.7 yesterday.

For some reason, I got the short end of it. It’s incompatible with the blogging software I’m using and causing a bit of a headache in posting the chapters.

p.s. The reason I switched in the first place was because the linking sometimes came up as non link when I tried posting through the default editor.

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GTI Chapter 114

I’m lucky December is a down month. With the clients, execs and employees going on leaves, everything get postpones. If this goes on, I can continue with a chapter each day, or skip a day or two in between.

Of course, there’s also closing the book so there’s panic in the air for those remaining in the office to make the year number a good one.

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GTI Chapter 113

Kookie, happy birthday. Spam her wall.

I’m using Michel as one of the name. There’s a few variation but I decided to use this one.

Onwards with ranting about my new living space. Don’t get me wrong, it’s luxurious, much more high end than my previous place and has an expensive address. I have better things but it’s not improving my quality of life.

It’s surrounded by everything, and yet, not even close to anything because they’re all a distance away. Even food is a bit of a problem.

Oh, apparently a lot of doctors are staying in the same place.

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No, I certainly did not received promotion. I wished I did.

And I’d also received emails asking where’d I been. So yeah.

A bit about me.

I’m almost into my third decade, and my mom had been wanting me to settle down. For her, I’m too carefree and was willing to stay in the status quo.

That’s why she’d been egging me to purchase my own house and car etc. Yes, I’m renting, and taking public transport/ walking everywhere. She’s been sending me brochures and volunteering to put the deposit.

But to pay for the rest requires a number of financial commitment over the long run that I don’t want to commit yet. So, this is why I took up the role. Otherwise, there’s NO way. It’s a meat grinder and I’m working 13-14 hours weekdays, including weekend.

It’s a lateral move for me, meaning no adjustment or anything because I’m the best talent available while they searched for a long term replacement. I’m supposed to hold on for up to a year at best and then change.

Otherwise, I wouldn’t have take this because frankly, my wellbeing decreased from this move. I’m just about breaking even because my new place and cost of living here is so freaking expensive. I used to have a place for myself, and access to a large mall just minutes away. Now, I’m sharing a studio with a roommate and I can reached the kitchen in just 3 steps, while I have to take Uber to go anywhere.

However, my boss promised a promotion. One big enough of a leap with salary adjustment that meant I’ll be satisfied with even if I received the same into my forties. It’s that good. While I’m bleeding money now, I’m just telling myself to keep holding on for another year, and it’ll all be good.

That or I break down first. It’s a gamble. Suffer now for a better future.

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I’m back.

Bad news. I’m doing a new role and had very little time left. So, you can probably expect burst of posting and then disappearance. Something in between. No fixed schedule.

It’s actually related to why I left for the airport in my post last month (or two?).

I went to the airport to pick up a guest to bring around to survey an area. He was going to spearhead a new management role to head a new location and we’re looking at places.

We found one. Then, the next day, the boss surprised me if I want the job instead. I’m qualified and capable etc… The downside. I have only 3 days to settle down everything – literally everything!

“Boss! It’s so so far away.”

“You’re looking at accommodation then, right. Move there.”

“I just moved into a new place this year. I’d signed a contract and everything…”

“So, just break it then.”

T.T Bye bye my deposit. I have to tell my shocked landlord and packed up everything.

Day 1 – Inform landlord, do all admin stuff. Start packing.

Day 2 – Still packing. Kill me already.

Day 3 – Move everything into new place. I’m dead.

New place don’t have phone line/internet. 1 weeks to get connection & familiarize with new place. Then, it’s a flurry of meeting new faces and work.

When I decided to revisit this, I got blocked out by my own security system. Yeah, my ip address triggered a spam block.

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Further Delay

Just got back from HK. I’m severely jet-lagged and experiencing tiredness that doesn’t go away even with prolonged sleep.

On the other hand, something propped up again and I have to rush for the airport in a few more hours. This time, I’m expecting to be preoccupied for 3-4 days, maybe more if things got extended.

I could rush out a chapter tonight, or listen to some Princess Wei Yang audio and catch some zzz. Decisions. Decisions.