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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Aug 06 2002

I’m feeling a bit worried about the move these day…

I’m feeling a bit worried about the move these days. Last night I went over to pay the woman who is moving out of the apartment for some of her furniture. As I ascended the stairs and walked into the hallway, I was accosted by the most foul cloud of cooking gas I’d encountered there yet. It was truly noxious, and I was tempted to call the whole thing off, and instead find a nice apartment way out in the country somewhere rather than suffer in that kind of environment for the sake of my own apartment in a convenient location.

Speaking of which, Doyce emailed me earlier asking what was up with the new place and the new job. It occurred to me that if he is confused, others might be too, so here it is:

———- Original Message ———————————-

From: “Doyce”

Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:50:20 -0600

>You’re moving and switching from full-time to part-time? Is the place much cheaper? Is the part-time pay much better? Nosy minds want to know 🙂

My response, more or less:

The place is a bit cheaper. It’s 8k a month instead of the 10k I’m paying now. It’s also larger and closer to an MRT station, there’s no deposit, and it would be my own place, not shared with anyone. It also has a kitchen, and I could have a cat there.

That’s the good. The bad is it’s in a really old, decrepit building, no elevator, and cooking smoke in the hallways during mealtimes. I have been feeling very conflicted about it lately, but I’m willing to give it a try…no I’m not….ok, maybe I am…I think. Argh.

The job pays less than what I make now. However, the new job is also only 48 hours of work a month, or 12 hours a week, as opposed to the 40 hours I’m spending at work now. So my hourly income would go up considerably. The big reason I want to do this is because I want more time to myself to develop in other directions, i.e. writing and filming, things I just don’t have the time to do now. So the job is good news. Now about the damn apartment….argh.


posted by Poagao at 6:53 am  

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