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Friday, May 05, 2006

it's past my official working hour (on Fridays it's 5pm) and i am left alone in the office. 2 out of the 4 walls in my office are glass windows, and the blinds are open. it's storming out there. it's cold and gray and drabby outside. i look out the window and i can barely see the twin towers across the street. i used to be able to see it in all its glory, sunshine glinting off the glass surfaces. now all i see is a couple of little lights flickering on and off. i look out the window and down and i see a massive traffic. a long line of bumper-to-bumper traffic. corporate executives are rushing to get home and start the weekend while i am here still in the office trying to crunch some numbers.

i need a break.

i go downstairs to the mamak/cafeteria in my office building and have a roti bakar (tak mahu kaya, planta saja, thanks) to go. i buy a teh tarik too. i am back at my workstation. there is barely any space to eat at my table. my in-tray collapsed yesterday. papers are strewn all over the table. i have to step over working files to get out of my cubicle. i can barely look over the top of my cubicle divider. it feels like i am in the middle of a fort. a fort made out entirely of A4 paper containing highly confidential information. except this is not just any warfare. this is corporate warfare. there are stacks of manuals on the floor. i cannot find my left shoe. but i shall worry about that later. i like walking around my office barefoot. sometimes i sit cross-legged on my nice big comfortable swivel chair and hug my little pillow tightly. and sometimes, just sometimes, i doze off. i have a little powernap. and then i wake up, go wash up and i am back and more than ready to take on whatever that comes my way. it usually involves a lot of numbers (not my favorite) and a lot of reading of the guidelines (one of my favorites).

i am listening to goo goo dolls' better days at the moment. ironically, the song before this was daniel powter's bad day. two seemingly different songs, but so much alike as well. i like them both. daniel powter's bad day is my feel good song, and goo goo dolls' better days makes me feel good :) oh look. the song's ended. it's snow patrol's how to be dead now. yay.

i am coming in to work tomorrow. it is a non-working saturday. but my bank (and most other investment banks) have a policy of not bringing work home to do due to its nature. so its either we stay back really late or come in really early. sometimes we come in when we don't have to come in just to read a few documents and to reply a few emails. work's like that.

and i am loving it.

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