The past 3 days

At last…tomorrow is Friday. I can already understand why people miss school, the 9am-5pm life is quite monotoneous…and I’ve only been doing it for 3 days. I enjoy my internship so far, but I can see this routine getting old fast.

DC has been treating me well, but I think my body is too use to home. The first few days I arrived here, my lips were chap, which is a rarity for me! Plus, the other day, I had a bloody nose! I haven’t had one of those in YEARS. Besides that though, DC is a friendly area and pretty easy to get around.

I started officially working at my internship on Tuesday and work has been pretty eventful so far.

Tuesday: 8:30-5 work, 5pm financial meeting, 6:30pm-9:50pm class, home by 10:50pm

Wednesday: 9:30-5 worked; attended Book Launch with Author Asoka Bandorage of the book “The separatist conflict in Sri Lanka”, where we got a free delicious lunch. After I got back, the director invited me to come with him to the Chamber of Commerce because he wanted to expose me to more opportunities. Got home around 6:30 and just hung out with buncha people.

Thursday: Arrived at work at 9:40, left to the U.S. China Climate Change event at Brookings. When I came back, I worked a little bit, caught lunch with Annie, and then worked until 5:40 and arrived back at my apartment at 7 to make some dinner and pick up a package from my family, which contained a rice cooker =)

Tomorrow: Work and attending a photo exhibit during work I think, and then a movie after work with the colleagues.

Overall, my time here is pretty fun so far. The people in my program are very kind and funny. I got lucky with having someone from my program being in the same workplace as me, and my roommates so far are absolutely awesome. So far, so good =]

My 2 roomies cooking. In this apartment, someone is alwayysss in the kitchen making food.

I am totally looking forward to this weekend. I don’t have plans..but I want to just..have fun. This program is definitely achieving what it set out to do, and it’s a taste of the boring adult-routine life.  >__<

Oh..and I haven’t watched a full movie since I’ve gotten here.. I’m feeling deprived! I need more time! I feel like I barely have time for anything these last few days; even blogging is becoming difficult and I stay up to at least 12:30 every night..ahh. I’m trying my best though!

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8 responses to “The past 3 days

  1. what i miss most about school: [a] all the breaks (haha), [b] sitting down and listening to teachers/profs tell you things you didn’t know the day before.. every day!, [c] having such a wide variety of things to learn every day, [d] motivation to learn and remember things.

    but, seriously. life in the program sounds pretty good from what i’m hearing/reading. keep on with the good times. 🙂

  2. Jfo

    didi: haha I think I’ll miss the breaks a ton..and also the ability to just skip school whenever I want. haha life in this program is def good so far. I can’t complain =)

    renaye: haha thanks! i’ve tried accessing your blog several times here, but it never loads >__<

  3. janeemebe

    i dont want a 9-5 job 😦

  4. u can try loading my page now!

  5. your work seems to be hectic over there 😀
    but it looks like you’re enjoying it, so glad!

    weekends, please don’t kill them. have some more fun!

  6. Meesha

    ahh! sounds like you’re always super busy! have fun on the weekends though! we all miss you here but thanks for the e-mail update!

    i’ll miss you on my b-day! =( but i know you’re learning a lot!

    welcome to my world in the summer! working from 6am – 5pm is beyong boring! i don’t even get to learn new things or meet new people…i just answer phones! lol!

    Have fun though! miss ya!

  7. Jfo

    renaye: hmm for some reason..the page takes forever, but perhaps it’s because my internet here is ridiculously slow

    Momo_chen: it is hectic! I’ve always sooo busy, but it’s definitely fun and I’m taking advantage of them. Hope you’re doing well!

    Meesha: yeaaa…free time is quite the luxury, especially when we have class days, plus the commute to work takes at least 45min, o well, it’s def nice being here =D happy vday!

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