I haven't tried spending more 18 than hours in the office until yesterday. The last time I did this was only 15 hours when I was out of the country for a project.
Now here's the catch, I went home Saturday around 5 in the morning and then decided to continue my work later that afternoon. I am a deadline beater kaya pinanghahawakan ko yun, by hook or by crook. After a barely 5 hours of sleep, I forced myself to wake up. Tang'na lang di ba? sabog sabog na lang!
Around 12, I started to prepare for office. I sent a text message to my paknerthat I'm leaving our house already and I'll just have my breakfast in the office. Parang tanga lang, 1pm breakfast?!
pakner at the war room
Hayun, once I arrived in the office, I searched for a war room, I opened my laptop, grabbed a cup of coffee sa pantry and started my work until my pakner arrived. I was expecting that I'll be done around 10-ish ng gabi. Pero yung akala ko eh isang malaking pagkakamali.
We had my lunch around midnight then nung magutom ng mga 3am, naghanap kami ulit ng makakainan. Unang puntirya namin ay yung McDonald's sa El Pueblo. Putragis sarado na pala so we opted to walk further until we reached another McDonald's somewhere in the Emerald. Sakto, medyo madaming tao kaya di kami masyadong mabored. Napag-isip ko, madami na palang call centers sa may part na yun ng Ortigas kaya hindi parang Dawn of the Dead ang lugar na walang katao-tao.
pakner tapped-out around 4-ish
Then we went back to the office. I was so exhausted already that I hardly process the things I should be doing. Parang computer lang ako na sobrang daming fragments na kailangan ng i-defrag. Kahit anong gawin kong CTRL+ALT+DEL eh naghahang pa din ako ng paulit-ulit. I went downstairs to breathe the polluted air. But before that, pinagbalingan ko pa ng inis ko dun sa elevator kasi sobrang tagal dumating. I puffed two sticks ng Marlboro Black at hayun, medyo high na ako at bumalik na ako sa room.
4am… blaring silence…5am… may dumaan na eroplano at nagsisimula na ang araw ng mga tao.
the ball of fire started to shine on this Sunday morning
6am… nagmumura na ako kasi nakikita ko na ang liwanag.
7am… I started to formulate my email telling my client how cruel they are. Haha! I kid! I kid!8am… brain freeze after so many times of rebooting with 3 cups of Americano.
I went to the CR to wash my fucking oily face na pwedeng pagprituhan ng itlog at porkchop. Parang nakakita din ako ng lalaking naka-drugs with matching red eyes. Shit shit shit! Natakot ako kaya pumunta ako agad sa room, closed my laptop, placed it on my bag, grabbed all the chords and packed up.
Sigh! Kung di ko lang mahal ang work ko eh di ko ito matatagalan. Pero yun eh, parang ikinasal na ako sa kanya and I'm getting more in love with her everyday. Tsaka sinasanay ko na din sarili ko kasi ganito daw talaga ang magiging schedule ko pagpasok ko sa showbiz! hahaha! :)