Friday, March 2, 2007

This was a busy week...

Last Monday, I thought it was going to be a relatively quiet workweek with only the mid-week workshop on web traffic analytics providing a welcome break from the not-so-stressful writing deadlines. After all, localizing a press release that was written from the Client's regional HQ in Singapore meant just changing Singapore with a Manila dateline.

The Wednesday web workshop was great. Never mind if among the 6 or 7 participants, it was I who could not transition smoothly into the next web pages , struggling with the data on the screen. My associate Nicotine was breezing through the lessons but of course he is from the YouTube gen.

That evening, the request for a PR proposal from the local sub of a global search engine came. The next day, a US-based client who has been silent for the past week needed our help to follow-through an online promo involving a software superstar that I will just call Em.

Thursday was 'brainday' at the office . There were three of us at the office keeping out of each other's way. We were all busy with our thoughts, our hands tapping furiously on the Dell keyboards , our brains willing the telephones to stop ringing because they interrupt our thinking.

And yes, we did it. We met the 6-hour deadline of the search engine founded by two men, one of whom I quite fancy. As for Em, we've long been ready with our html pages and video demos, we're just waiting for them to finalize the promo prizes.

And what a fitting way to end the week with lunch with two tech-savvy journalists from the Manila Bulletin. Halfway through the noisy lunch, my 24-month dilemma over what mobile phone to buy next was over. The editor fished out a prototype phone which the manufacturer wanted his newspaper to review. I looked at the colored sheet listing the specs. I scanned the tech specs and as usual, understood only 1/4 of the info I saw. I looked at the sheet again and I liked its glossiness. E65, I memorized.

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