It's a No Go

So, as it turns out, I'm not going home after all. Actually, I was the one who suggested to just go ahead and cancel. It really is a critical time and staying here makes a lot of sense. I wouldn't want to go on vacation and wonder about how the project is doing the entire time. Or go on vacation and face a shitload of work (and customer complaints) when I get back. Although to be honest, I really do feel quite useless in the project at this point. It's been ages since I did any coding at all, and I'm just hopeless in project management. I can't be relied on to do a detailed inspection of project schedule proposals, nor am I useful in keeping track of the project status. All I'm good for is calling everyone in the office at home and nag them to please please please submit the daily status report.

Anyway, I've had two scoops of Haagen Dazs Vanilla drowned in fresh milk (you should try it it's really really good) so I'll be fine.

Oh, and on to the good things. The Japanese government has decided to give a cash hand-out to every citizen to help stimulate the economy (you can read about it here). Now I don't know about everyone else, but I have been doing a great deal of stimulating the economy ever since I landed. Anyway, the point is, foreign residents registered before February 2009 are also qualified to receive the cash handout, which amounts to 12k JPY. That's 37 Pepper rice meals if you eat in the Fuchu branch (it's cheaper by 200 JPY). Or 4 NARS blushes. Or 1/6 of an LV Neverfull.

At any rate, this basically sums up my excuse for what I'll be doing this weekend. The universe practically dictates that I shop. So be it.


  1. awww, but when are you going home na?

  2. happy happy (double kasi money from the japanese gov't)shopping though. :)

  3. ang saya naman ng cash hand out... :D

  4. wow. sana rin may cash handout ako. hehe.

    hug. ok lang yan, november will come soon enough..