My week went really fast. It's probably because of the nature of things happening.
1. Unexpected break. A quick storm on Wednesday cut off the power for an hour. Everything at work was paralyzed. The academic dean had to cancel classes in the afternoon. Students cheered. But they didn't know the biggest cheer rose out from the faculty offices :-)
2. Discoveries thru a bus window. I made use of the unexpected break by taking a bus ride to the heart of Bangkok. I haven't observed things along Sukhumvit road for a few years. There's a garden and an Arts and Culture Center to visit for free.
3. MP3. When work is not that serious, one of my best friends in the office is a pair of music-filled earphones. Sometimes playing songs, especially when they're your choice, makes work so much smoother and sets the mood well throughout the day.
4. Going solo to the movies. I actually rewatched Harry Potter last Sunday. This time I was alone, not babysitting a hyperactive 5-year old. It was relaxing.
And I got myself some highlight:5. A deal. I mentioned somewhere among previous posts that I was making a decision to accept a university instructorship or not. I decided not to. It was a NO even after the vice president asked me to drop by his office. He fired off negotiating tactics as soon as I sat down and through it an idea suddenly sprung -
I responded, "Ok, I will take up the post if you write the British Embassy..."
He seemed stumped and it was my turn to negotiate.
"What are you doing in England this time?" he demanded.
I flashed him a (sort of wicked) smile, "no money involved... write the embassy, Boss and you got yourself a new instructor."
He didn't ask what did I want him to write about. Without much ado he said, "alright, I will."