Third day

Today it rained, then it stopped raining in time for lunch, then it picked up again, stranding me at the lunch place till we condescended to purchase an umbrella, then the sun came out an hour after lunch, then it really rained again, straight sheets of it, and now it's sunny and raining. Welcome to monsoonal Singapore.

I'm not complaining, by the way; I love the monsoon. I only chastise myself for forgetting an umbrella this morning.

It's nice working at a job where I get only about 30 emails a day --- as opposed to getting 30 emails every 30 minutes, as at one of my previous jobs.

The best word I found in the (online) dictionary today: commove tr.v. 1. To cause to move with force or violence; agitate; disturb. 2. To rouse strong feelings in; excite.

Other words that I actually used in work today: leverage (as a verb), position (as a verb), competencies and fundamentals (as a noun). Kill me now.


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At 1/05/2006 6:49 am , Blogger DK said...

Actually, 30 email a day for a 3 day old new staff is already considered quite a lot. I remember getting less than 3 work related email per day during my first week in office. :)

At 1/05/2006 8:47 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooh. the language of my world. welcome, my dear friend. let us leverage...

At 1/05/2006 9:36 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh, sounds like business-speak.

you in a business-consultancy now?

At 1/05/2006 1:27 pm , Blogger Tym said...

DK > Well, there was a good bit of urgent work flying around today, hence the emails. Plus, er, admittedly some of those emails were about lunch arrangements.

kk > Eeyur, I don't talk to you anymore!

YO > No, I'm doing something writing-related, which is what I hope to make a living out of. But yes, one cannot entirely evade business-speak when we're living in Singapore, Inc.

At 1/05/2006 9:25 pm , Blogger mis_nomer said...

To leverage on your competencies, the fundamentals must not be ignored: position an umbrella or be commoved by monsoon.

At 1/06/2006 1:13 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...




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