The Art of Missing Out on Sleep

May 8, 2014  |  Random

Now that I have completed a week’s worth of work I find that I miss my sleeping hours. Back when I was unemployed last week I used to sleep in the wee hours of the morning (around 3-5 AM) and wake up around noon or even between 1-2 PM. Basically my job back when I was out of a job was to just sleep during the work day and then spend the afternoons and evenings doing whatever I wanted.

Now that I’ve had to sleep earlier (I still sleep by 2AM at the latest) and wake up earlier (6 AM) I find myself missing those 8 hours a night of sleep. I get a minimum of 4 hours to 6 hours if I am a good girl. I need to figure out a way to shut down my brain the minute I get in bed, but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case in a long time. I can go to bed at midnight but I will spend an hour or two tossing and turning until I fall asleep at around 2AM even if I am exhausted. I have joked with friends that 3 years later I am still experiencing jet lag from my USA trips but in a way it’s not that funny.

I think that this weekend I will work on catching up with the sleep I missed out and starting next week fix that wonky schedule.

In short, do I think the sacrifice of my sleep is worth it for this job? Not really but then again I can never justify a worthy sacrificial endeavour for my sleep :P Don’t you have similar thoughts.

[TV Shows] Summer Premiere Dates

May 5, 2014  |  TV

I was sitting here preparing the list of “TV Renewals & Cancellations” and realized that the list showcasing the premiere dates was just getting too long, so I decided to chop them up into two posts.  Without further ado, I give you a condensed list of what shows will be premiering this summer.

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Personally, I can’t wait for JUNE 22 to watch my favorite cop drama ROOKIE BLUE!

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[TV Shows] Renewals & Cancellations of Mar&Apr2014

May 4, 2014  |  Fall TV 2013, Mid-Season 2014, TV

March and April have both ended by now and many shows were given the green light or red light respectively.  I am here to share with you the latest news and what shows you should keep on watching and what shows are about to leave your little screens!

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First up in the renewals is the CBS comedy series THE MILLERS starring the hilarious Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced guy who finds out his parents are getting a divorce simply because he took the first step.  The series starts off with the news of his parents divorce Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges) and how each parent decides to move in with each of the siblings.  Carol (the mom) moves in with Nathan, whereas Tom (the dad) moves in with their daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays).  The series is mostly fun and easy to watch and the talents of both Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges make it hilariously funny.  I am personally happy with this renewal!

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[Impressions] Rapoo Blade Series Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard

May 4, 2014  |  Impressions, Techie

So as you know this past weekend I went to Dubai for a few days and while browsing the electronics stores, especially Jumbo Electronics I stumbled upon the cutest bluetooth keyboard ever.  The Rapoo Blade Series Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard is a work of art.

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This keyboard comes equipped with iPad and iPhone hotkeys for easy access as well as other platforms. It has a high performance rechargeable lithium battery which charges to full in just two hours and lasts up to 1 month during its usage. You basically need no wires or cables or anything just a bluetooth connection and you can use it.

After using it for the previous post I found that it was comfortable to use, although a bit cramped in the spacing of the letters and location of some of the keys but I found I wrote 98% of my text without any mistakes at all.

The size of it is just amazing, exactly the height of an iPad mini and very slim so you won’t feel its weight in your bag or when carrying it.

I purchased it for 219 AED (Dirhams) however it is available on Amazon.com for 49.99$ without shipping costs. I recommend it for those of you who want to type more comfortably on tablets and smartphones.

The Government Way of Work Life

May 4, 2014  |  My Life, Rants, Work

So the day is finally here, today on the #StarWarsHoliday #MayTheFourth I began my first day of work in the government sector. After spending almost 6 years in the private sector this is kind of a downgrade if only because of the incomprehensible way of doing things. The journey to finish my papers and start was not that long but not that short as well.

First step was to come to work by 8:00 AM (I arrived at 7:29 AM and decided to have breakfast at the coffee shop down below). When it was 8:00 AM I went upstairs to the Human Resources Department where I found out that the employees who were to process our papers weren’t there yet and they didn’t show up until 8:15 AM.

I filled out my papers and was asked to take a document to the department where I would be starting and get it signed from my manager.

Second Step was to sign my papers and take them back to the HR Department. I completed that step in less than 5 minutes hehe they were shocked by how fast it took me to go between floors and such.

Third Step was to go to the other HR floor and get the original copy of my Work Declaration (not sure if that is what it is called by it is basically a Work Contract). The ladies who would give me that paper weren’t there, they told me she might arrive at 11-ish.

Fourth Step was to go back to the floor where I would start and have them add my fingerprint to the attendance system. That lady wasn’t there yet therefore I was asked to wait.

Instead of waiting and wasting more time I took the chance to go to the Man Power Government Program to remove my name from the Unemployed list so as not to get in trouble. I finished and came back at 11:00 AM and was able to find everyone I needed to see to complete Steps 3 and 4.

After selecting the desk where I was to sit, I waited for the IT guys to give me my username and password and it has yet to be done but all in all I have half an hour left of the work day and then I off to home.

Did I do anything useful today? Absolutely not! I just woke up early and spent the day walking around getting papers done only to end up not even knowing what I am supposed to do here.

All in all, this is going to be an interesting journey. I wonder what is in store for me :P

P.S. At least I can now post on my blog when I am insanely bored and have nothing to do which might be quite often.