Hello hello. Despite my initial efforts to blog more frequently, the gap between this entry and the last one is still the usual one month. I have good excuses this time, though — I had a few final submissions/seminars before the term ended, my mum and bro came to visit me for 10 days all the way from Malaysia, and I now have a full-time summer job with the uni’s hospitality department, until September inshaAllah.
This entry would mostly be about work, because it’s something totally new and different for me. I work 5 days a week, usually on weekdays but occasionally weekends as well. It’s either 4 hours or 6 hours a day, from 9 am with a 15- or 30-minute tea break (no lunch break!). I’m in my third week now, and so far the first two weeks were mega tiring. Most of the initial bits were spring cleaning the student accommodation after people moved out. And spring cleaning means like… everything. Dust on the floor skirting, bed frame, every surface in the bathroom, every mirror, window, shelf, drawer, walls, etc. needs to be cleaned and wiped. Now it’s the conference season with visitors coming for study programmes and things like that, so the work is slightly lighter. Slightly.
My taking on this job was merely to have my summer holiday filled with something productive. If I didn’t have a job I would likely wake up every day at approximately noon, and proceed to wasting time staring at the laptop screen until I feel like taking a shower, then contemplating on what to cook and eat, and then on what to do for the rest of the day/night (or what little that would be left of it anyway). The pay is decent, but the experience that I’ve gained so far is what matters.
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