02997: Okay, But Not Great

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Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 395

On the work front, I know this is going to be quite a busy week. On top of our usual submissions and other deliverables, we also have a good number of interviews to get through. And when you're a nimble-looking company like ours, you don't have the benefit of dedicated Recruitment or HR personnel to handle the preliminary stuff. And that's not necessarily a bad thing - it's nice to still be hands-on when it comes to determining who we invite to join the company. 

The president's address to the country was even worse than I thought it would be. But I'd like to think it thas helped inspire important discussions on how badly this administration has handled the pandemic and how more and more their statements blatantly stress their disregard for our welfare and their lack of urgency when it comes to coming up with solutions and other copy mechanisms as we try to get through all this. 

A friend asked how Tobie and I are doing and I fall back to the same answer - we're generally okay, but could be better. We miss friends but we're keeping safe as best we can. And it's a little tiring to keep saying this over and over for more than a year now, but admittedly it's a decent place to be, considering the alternatives. I know we're still more fortunate than others in many ways as others have it much harder. 

I remain thankful that Tobie and I still have jobs and so we're not scrambling for resources, as it were. And while the new COVID-19 case numbers in Taguig continue to rise, things seem relatively calmer in Barangay Fort Bonifacio as of late. Certainly not enough to relax our guard or anything like that, but it's still something to be thankful for. 

We can only continue to hope for the best and do what we can to keep those closest to use as safe as reasonable possible.