2017 Week 37 Update

Gosh, what a week! It started off quite badly for me (with a ticking off from my manager) and ended well (I think). But it took a very hard toll on me physically, I needed more than the next few days to physically recover from the three intense days – two of the signature event and one of packing the office!

For the event which was in the planning stage for the good part of a year, it was really surprising to me that speakers were finalised only a week before and a lot of arrangements left to the night before. We slept past 1 pm most days and this, coupled with the amount of time I was on my feet made my feet swell up, which made walking a real pain and torture!

I am now seriously reconsidering if this position and organisation is a right fit for me. I don’t think I can take many such days and especially since I am getting older and this is something, someone who is much younger can do a better job than me!

This time though, I want to make sure the next organisation is the right fit, so I will take my time and also am thinking of getting professional help for this. More details later as I firm them up.

I am really hoping this week is much milder than the previous week and I have some time to myself. I am also excited for the weekend which will come as it means my parents will be here to spend a couple of months with us! It also means I need to start planning our year-end holidays!

Have a good weekend folks!




Secondary 2 Week 37 Update

This week is the week before the year-end exams for BB & GG and so they’ve been studying hard (or so I think)!

As I have mentioned before, results at this exam (which get included in the overall marks for the year) will determine the stream the children get. They do have to choose their top three choices of subjects, but if you’ve chosen a popular subject, then the school starts looking at your marks in that subject and if there are enough students with higher marks than you, it’s quite possible that they get in and you get bumped off!

That was our short and sweet school week! Have a wonderful Sunday folks!


2017 Week 36 Update

This week has been a very intense week for me, especially at work. We have our signature event two days from now and the last week has been busy at work, so much so that I’ve had a chance to even think!

The place that I am now working in, is pretty notorious for doing things at the very last minute! If you are efficient and do things ahead of time, you are penalised for it because things change between the time you do it and the time it has to be ready. For someone who always (and I mean always) is ready ahead of time, this is serious anathema to me! Every time this happens, I wonder what I am doing here!

I’ve been here for slightly over three months now, but I still have not gotten the confirmation letter from them. I am going to wait until the end of this month and then check with HR to see what they say about this issue. Maybe also speak to my manager (who still hasn’t done the one-on-one with me, even after three months!) to see what is the process here.

This week is also going to be a super intense week, what with the event and then the after the event, we have to pack up the office because we are moving the very next day! No rest for the wicked here!

Have a wonderful week folks!


Secondary 2 Week 36 Update

This was a stressful week for BB & GG since it was their Hindi exams yesterday, which was also their 14th birthday! GG had been especially stressed because she badly wants to do well in this exam.

Year-end exams also start within the next two weeks and so there’s a lot of angst going on in the house, especially since (as I’ve mentioned earlier) this year is streaming year for both of them.

There is also some serious politics happening in BB’s school Parent Support Group. There is a woman, who has been associated with the PSG for the last six years and who had hoped to become the chairperson this year but was not even considered because of her slightly abrasive personality (or so I was told). She was quite close to the current chairperson in the beginning of the year, but I was told, she started taking advantage of this closeness and started demanding things be done her way. I am guessing this friendship soured and so this lady started bossing around in our PSG chat group. The meeting yesterday was forced by her and happened without the chairperson because the chairperson was traveling for work. Actually, I am surprised that this level of politics happens even in school PSGs where all parents are volunteers and there only because they want the best for their child.

This was our school week, have a restful Sunday, all ready for the new week!

Secondary 2 Week 35 Update

Today is the last day of the September school holidays. GG doesn’t want to go back to school tomorrow because she knows when school starts, she will be under pressure since exams start in two weeks!

Both had a chilled week at home during the holidays, though BB went back to school one day for a supplementary lesson and GG went to her friends place twice to complete some holiday project work.

Stress will begin to build up when school starts as teachers will start pushing the children to put more efforts in their work. This is an important exam for them as it is a streaming year. Especially for those who want to take the popular courses (aka most science options) need to do well as the choices they make and the selections the schools make, depend on the marks they get in total.

This was our school update for the week, next week may bring more updates. Have a wonderful Sunday!