Today was a pretty perfect day. I woke up at 7 AM, quickly got out of bed, and felt really well-rested. It was the third time in a row that I woke up early, and I guess my main motivation was that I like having extra time in the morning to do stuff.
After forcing K to come with me, we went for breakfast at the McDonald’s across the street. We had the usual – egg mcmuffin for me, sausage mcmuffin (with egg) for him. I also tried something new with my commute to work.
When I got to the office, I picked up work on some of the pending things from last week:
- one masthead design for School of Law’s event,
- documentation of a usability evaluation that I did for a Password Reset service, and
- the prototype for the Professional & Continuing Education course template.
Then we had discussion on the next steps for the usability evaluation, and before I knew it, it was way past lunch time. I had some chicken pie & green tea latte at Starbucks for lunch.
When I got back, I met a new colleague who is going to work on the copy for an upcoming major website redesign. After that, I just polished up the documentation, applying the changes from our discussion, and then emailed it off.
At around 6PM I rode the bus to Choa Chu Kang, where I’m meeting a seller from Carousell to buy a really cute picnic basket. It’s my most prized possession now. It’s my Christmas present to myself and I’m really happy that I bought it! We had some dinner at a nearby food court, where we had salted egg chicken and a really tasty mixed rice.
The only sad part of today is that we had to tell our landlord that we are planning to move out by February next year. I’ve grown really fond of our place already, and he is such a nice guy. He had just put up some tiny Christmas decorations and it breaks our hearts to have to look at them when we know we are going to say goodbye soon 😦
I’m feeling anxious about the new place we are moving into. On one hand, the place has unbelievably nice amenities (pool, gym, sauna, grill place, events area, karaoke place), it’s a condo, and the rent is going to be a little cheaper than what we are currently paying.
On the other hand, the location is a bit far from the city, and the place is super small, considering that there’s going to be five of us living together. That’s another thing. We are getting flatmates. It has to be handled really carefully or our friendships will be at risk. I hope it all goes well. We have to take care of cleaning up this place, and applying for electricity, water, and wifi. Above all, I don’t want to leave our current place and our landlord. 😦 I love our place, I just think it’s a waste to spend too much of our money in rent. Oh well. We’ll just see what happens.
Aside from this bit, I think today was great! I’m looking forward to tomorrow.