Having worked for this organization for around 7 months now, I am getting used to End-of-Mission (EOM) by our mobile staff every month. While back in February, my boss who hired me had her EOM, it was her husbands turn last Friday. I had been praying for it not to rain because that would be a bummer. Partying on a wet roof-deck could dampen everybody’s spirits.
We have been looking forward to this night, following the invitation sent by our former boss weeks ago. In 10 days time, she and her family will be flying off to Colombo to hopefully spend a couple of years there for the organization.
One of the most amazing things about being back in Makati is seeing many familiar faces and places again. For the longest time, I have been working in Makati and I can confidently say that I more or less know the Central Business District like the back of my hand.
The first thing in my agenda was to meet one of my close high school friends, who happen to work few blocks away from me. Four years ago, we had unexpectedly met in Diliman, and it was only fitting that we see each other again in a familiar UP fixture: Rodic’s.
For two straight Sundays, I found myself working in the office. Not only that these were the first time I had to work on a Sunday, my birthday also unfortunately fell on one of these days. Interestingly, I had to be in the office at exactly 7:00 a.m., traveling all the way from Marikina. The struggle is real.