Since 7 Nov., I’m inhabiting a condo in the Katipunan neighbourhood of Quezon City. After almost two weeks, I finally found the time and a good enough internet connection to write a bit about it here 😉
The temperature takes some getting used to again, that’s for sure. I try to keep the aircon off as much as possible because that thing uses tons of power. The electric fan can make it cool enough (bearable) too 🙂
My place isn’t the Hilton, nor a golfcourse large. But it’s big enough for one, and the front desk makes it feel a bit like a hotel still :p
To save a bit on food-costs and to not gain a ton, I try to frequently use the cooker my landlady was kind enough to provide. The supermarket is literally a 5-minute walk away, and the food’s better than McD0 and the likes.
While I’m here, I’m also attempting to find a job and make a living, so I don’t flush my Belgian savings down the drain. My application of last Monday was followed by a call from the recruiter today. She asked me if I couldn’t stay longer, as the position I applied for requires a minimum stay of 1 year. Impossible, unfortunately. On the plus side, she’s gonna try her best to find a temporary job still, so we’ll see.
I’m still applying with other companies too and am sifting through the local job-ads starting tomorrow, so hopefully something will surface for me to earn some dough in the coming four months.
As for my internet connection, I now have a stable wireless connection (3G) via Sun Cellular. They offer an affordable postpaid-plan which only requires a valid ID. Since the prepaid options are very expensive at the end of the month, I opted for a subscription.
3G however does not mean lightning speeds, which is why it might take a while before the pictures hit facebook. I’ll do what I can to get them online asap, but my first priority now is finding employment.
Take care and till next time.