I sent an abstract for a paper on Philippine epistolary novels. I found the idea interesting because there are only 3 in existence, they’re exchanges between women characters and they talk about or prescribe the role of women in nation building at different times in the country’s history. It got accepted and I was invited to present the paper in Prague. I announced it on Facebook and my friends congratulated me and hugged me.
I learned upon submitting that I’d have to shoulder my own expenses and even asked my mom if she could cover them, just in case I didn’t get a travel grant from the government. It’s December and I’m behind with the paper. I haven’t even started with the grant and visa application.
I’ve submitted my poems to residencies in the US and in Latvia. In case I get accepted, at least I know these organizations will cover my expenses.
The boyfriend took me to his hometown in Bacolod for the Masskara Festival. We also visited the old houses in nearby Silay. There, we saw this cat. And I’m not really fond of cats, but it had the most gorgeous blue eyes. Check out more pictures from our Bacolod trip here.
This is a shot of the back of my jacket, Willie, an officemate from my former web design company, and his Interceptor.
Another officemate from Bacolod, Jan Villa, took this photo.
This got me interested in how people decorate their work desks, and the stories they tell. In contact centers, people don’t have permanent work desks, so I’m sure they don’t get to add in their favorite toys or pictures of their friends or kids.
At my work now, we each have a personal vision board, toys and what-nots. I have Carebears near my PC.
What toys do you have on your work desks? Whether it’s the minions or Star Trek, I wanna see! Post pictures.