I’m fond of saying “How time flies!”, yet I won’t back down using the expression again. My blog turns two today, and I only realized it this afternoon. There might be considerable lows in terms of post turnout lately, but I think I might be slowly catching up. However, there is still that task of putting tags and properly categorizing each entries — in the coming days, maybe. (See my new banner above ^_^) It is worth mentioning also that June has finally arrived. Summer has passed and I still haven’t touched any sand from the beach, let alone a swimming pool. Every around 3:00 PM, the rain clouds begin forming, officially signalling the start of the rainy season. I’ve been wanting to bring my 14-hole Doc Martens with me to the apartment because they are the most weatherproof of all the boots that I have. For some weird reasons, I cannot find its shoelaces and I think that I should buy another pair from the shoe stores in Farmers Plaza.
I was early in Farmers Cubao yesterday because I needed to drop by MSM Surplus. I was there last year to buy a wooden frame for our exhaust fan, but my latest foray was for a different purpose. I remember seeing secondhand “light diffusers” for sale in their store, and I imagine using them for our current lights in the apartment. As warm as the lights were, we looked like chicks inside an incubator, waiting to be hatched. I did know the right measurements, though, and it was no use carefully examining what they have for sale because the store closes really early at 6:00 PM! I only had 15 minutes to carefully look at the items, and what I found might not exactly be what I was looking for. I’m not sure if these lights diffusers can be used on lights installed to the ceiling, and I wished they had not written the price on them using an ink marker. I can probably use alcohol or acetone, but the chemical might destroy the finish. I just went out of the store empty-handed, rather than buying something unusable.
I am also extremely bothered with the “raw” finishing at the back of our cabinet, which we used as a divider for the room. I knew that we have a spare can of dark brown paint we used last year for our previous apartment, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and get rid of the bare wood panel once and for all. It took me two coats and two Fantastic 4 movies before I finished it off. Good thing that we have bigger windows now, so ventilation was not a problem. Drying off the paint took longer, though, and we left the apartment with the cabinet positioned away from anything that might accidentally touch it.
Today is also the first day of school for some students. I also tried looking out for a part-time French instructor position within Makati, as I think it would be less of a hassle. Besides, I have a good feeling that this might work out. I’m crossing my fingers I get a call soon.