While writing this entry, the volume of my music player is pumped while playing Kylie Minogue’s new single entitled Wow. For several years, I have always admired Kylie, her music and reinvention. Some call it a guilty pleasure – Kylie that is. I was able to catch the video of Wow while scanning through some channels one Friday morning. The rhythm is very fit for the summer season. When I first heard it, I was thumping my fingers over my lap. The video, on the other hand, was another signature video by Kylie. The dash of neon fluorescent lights with disco colors complemented her sexy moves. Launched formally during the beginning of this year, Wow already made it to the top twenty of the charts. The song makes me groove and the video is very enticing.
Mastering the art of corporate summer requires a lot of adjustments. After graduation, I was employed by a local corporation as an Integrated Communications Assistant. At first I had no idea what it was, aside from the fact that the HR department told me that it involves a lot of writing (which I certainly love doing). I took the job and here I am being paid for editing the company newsletter, making ad copies, grammar-checking brochures and making business cards for the 30+ companies of a known conglomerate here in Central Luzon. I find my office mates very interesting. Most of them boys, they are all very creative in their own crafts. Instead of spending my summer wearing board shorts, I am obliged to be in corporate attire – long sleeves and slacks. Well, although I find it amusing at times, I honestly enjoy it here in our office. Good thing I am not experiencing the scourging heat of the sun out in the open, but instead, I am enjoying the freezing air-conditioning system in our office.
I found a group of people very similar to the group I left in Manila. These people love to sing and consider their colleague as family. I’m glad I am now one of them – a member of the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir of the Archdiocese of San Fernando. Aside from having a motivating drive when it comes to attending Sunday services, I found a new set of friends here in my hometown.
Summer for me has been very exhausting not because of the excursions and heat, but because of the new things I’m now serious about – work and church. Well, the tedious pre-employment was really tiring as well. For a week I had to visit several offices for my NBI Clearance, Community Tax Cetificate, etc. During those times cursed and hated government services for their low quality service and apathy. Well, all is done and I’m now employed. I just realized that with my new singing commitment plus my Monday to Saturday job, I have no more break. Good thing I still manage to get enough sleep and unwind at home. This is far better than college days and all I can say is… WOW!