>Bangkok is in a state of emergency. I tried shopping yesterday but could not because protests have shut down major malls. There are no signs that anything’s going to be resolved soon. As I am right where the action is I am hoping that my travel plans won’t be affected. Meanwhile the rest of us are still working normally and that’s a lot to be thankful for. I am also happy for other blessings:
Treat from the sky
Monday night it rained, saving me extra AC cost. Tuesday night a full moon was visible. Due to light pollution it’s not every night that city residents get to see a sky adorned with a smiling heavenly body.
Helping each other
Sorting taxes is beyond me honestly, but some colleagues are good at it and willing to do it for me. In return I do something for them they’d rather not; like write the institute boss’ speech around time constraints for research. Tension was high but when it was over it was hilarious how we were all in a dither while the boss just extended his hand for the folder that contained his speech and went on addressing the audience like a surgeon would go about in an operating theatre, expecting a nurse assistant to know which instrument to put into his hand. I just love cooperation that results in a positive working relationship.
“Jesus is gold”
It’s what Cj said when he saw an image of Jesus on a clip I was watching. Kids. But well, the Man is, isn’t He?
Hitting two birds with one stone
I got my 90-day report done while having a re-entry permit stamped on my passport. With terrible traffic, travel to the Immigration is stressful since its office has been moved so far away. There’s also a crowd to wrestle once there. It’s quite a relief to accomplish two requirements for a single fatigue.
A meeting that turned out well
The usual drab meetings, ouch. I’d be more thrilled with fast and clean execution of orders over minimal drama. This week’s faculty meeting is just fab. Cambridge experts graced it. Professional woes were heard.
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