October 20, 2004

Bulk view


Yesterday was homesickness+first-day-jitters day, I guess. When I felt
it coming on, I blocked off the rest of the evening for complete

Mom was online, and she was really glad to know I had Internet access
in my room. She got pretty worried when she rang my phone and I didn’t
answer. I told her about leaving it in YKC. Whoops! Silly me. She had
a wonderful tea party with my godparents. I should take a video of me
drinking tea so I can join the next one virtually.

Dominique was missing for a good part of the evening. Apparently had
dinner with friends from Davao. Got to talk to him afterwards, though.

Now that I’ve gotten both homesickness and first-day jitters out of
the way, I feel much more prepared to handle the challenges I’ll
encounter during our training. Yay!

Finally done packing

Somehow managed to get all my clothes back into the suitcase. Yay! Fit
quite neatly, at that, even though I chose to pack my bulky shoes.
Will wear big winter coat to save space. While packing, realized I
have lots and lots of clothes for winter. In retrospect, could’ve
trimmed down and just shopped at Salvation Army second-hand warehouse,
but this way is more reliable, so is not so bad.

I’m tired. Bushed. The end-of-class karaoke party ran from 9 to 11.
Think am getting the hang of it.

Am not looking forward to long span without room Internet. Will have
to survive. Will probably come up with neat way. If desperate, will
use new webcam and headset to record video and speech, if camera
doesn’t work. Suspect a kernel recompile will fix everything.

Miss people. Looking forward to work, which starts Thursday.

If I don’t reappear on the Net soon, that probably means I haven’t
found a nice way of getting Net access. Please use the comment form
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