Oh noes! It’s already the last day of October halfway November. More than a month passed by and I was not able to visit my blog. Well, I’ve got a really good reason. I became so busy with work. Actually, I am still busy with work. I just got this little time to spare coz I am waiting for visitors and dinner to arrive and so I decided it’s high time to update the online world, not that the online world cares about what I do offline.
Anyways, just to tell you about the good news I talked about from my last entry way back in August (I think), it’s about my sudden promotion to a managerial job. Yep! I was promoted last September. ‘Received my papers and increase in salary last month. I’m pretty happy about it. What I just don’t like is that the work load doubled. Geez!!! Though there aren’t quite a lot of processes that I do now, there are a lot of ad hoc reports that I need to prepare lately. Analysis after analysis, day-in and day-out. It’s making me dizzy. (I honestly thought I would just review and manage my staff and their processes. ‘Thought so wrong!)
Plus, I am always being pulled to meetings to which I need to constantly speak in English. Top management consists of foreigners. Gah!!!
Honestly, I am really not that comfortable in speaking in English. I can carry conversational English. However, it wears me down after an hour especially when I need to explain the principles of accounting to a group who are not-so-familiar with accounting and auditing standards. I prefer writing technical reports and narratives in English. But to actually have an on-the-spot lecture in a language that I love using only in reading and writing exercises is totally different.
Oh well! As Uncle Ben said, “with great power comes great responsibility”. I guess, this was how Peter Parker felt in the beginning… OVERWHELMED! Maybe I’ll get used to having this kind of situation soon. Maybe I’ll even get used to talking in English with ease. I may be just feeling smashed right now because the audit of the Ph and HK corporations were being rushed to meet the IRD and due diligence deadlines. Sighs. We’re almost there, thank goodness!
Okay… On a lighter note, I am enjoying two new animes this fall season: Gingitsune and Kyoukai No Kanata. I am shipping Akihito and Mirai. And I so love Nase Hiromi. His sister complex coupled with Akihito’s eyeglasses fetish is so cute and funny. They’re so sickly funny-slash-pervy. I would love to start drawing fanarts of this anime but I have so limited time for leisure. I have to allocate my limited fun time to several of my pastime hobbies which include reading (finished reading Rick Riordan’s House of Hades – will write about this on December, probably, next Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper), watching series (enjoying an hour every week nights to watch the fall seasons of Bones, CSI, Grimm and The Mentalist) and of course watching movies (oh my gee! I so love Tom Hiddleston ♥♥♥ I will definitely write about him soon).
And then there is this great project I want to finish before Christmas. I am done with the sketch and the initial lineart. However with all the weekends that I am being asked to report for work, I have yet to finish it. Do you think I will be able to finish it on time? Crossing my fingers and wish me luck 🙂