Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Geisha's Life


I met up with my future employers for drinks. I'm not due to report to work until the middle of next month, and I don't think social invitations this early were customary. With the tanking markets and companies announcing job cuts, I suspected it was a pseudo elimination round.

I went to the bar early, hoping to make a good impression with my punctuality. They arrived after a few minutes. In suits and ties in the sweltering summer heat. I felt underdressed in my typical friday night shirt, jeans and loafers. I was Gap in Hugo Boss territory. 

But I played the part. The corporate handshakes. The measured smiles. Hints of what I hear in the markets (read parroting CNN). Complementing the choice of red wine. Wit. My inner Sayuri/Hatsumomo has been repressed for so long that I was surprised it all came to me so easily.

Then it was over. I was warmly welcomed before we left, so I guess I'm still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model. Then the fatigue just hit me. I was drained from the meeting, but more so with the realization that no matter how hard I try to escape, this is the only life I know.

18 comments:

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

that is definitely true. we are sometimes bounded with what we are and what we do... we just play along. but find some happiness too along the way to brighten up...

unang sweldo, treat ka ha!

JJRod'z

btw, have a wonderful weekend...

Mr. Chan said...

wow Sean, dream come true ata ang magka work ulit :) i salute u for being brave :)

And sa ating life, ganun talaga. no matter how we try to change everything, meron pa ding morstles of the past na huhuntingin ka and maiisip mo na , maybe , things should be like this... even in the beginning. :)


(?) nabobo ata ako sa english. LOL

lonewolf said...

ganyan talaga we need to adjust para sa work. good luck sa new job mo

egG. said...

good luck ser sean.. siguro ang pogi nyo sa suit and necktie... :D matutuwa panigurado asawa mo siguro... lol

RoNRoNTuRoN said...

Congrats sa new job! :D Good Luck!

Nimmy said...

workitee mode na si ading! congrats, and good luck! you go girl! :D

SilverwingX said...

That may be the only life I know but you are definitely good at it. So I think CONGRATULATIONS is in order :D

Kiks said...

Well, well, well, S. Go fer the win this cycle!

the green breaker said...

ang hirap talaga makipagsusyalan! lalo na kung may dapat kang asahan.

bien said...

Ika nga ni Tyra, Werq it gurl!

ZaiZai said...

super love the reference to sayuri and mameha! from my favorite book:) don't feel bad, make the most of the only life that you know. I'm sure it's not that bad :)

c - e - i - b - o - h said...

hongtarush!! parang ang hirap ng eksena, pero dahil running ka pa rin,, gow lang ng gow and congrats!! apir!

KikomaxXx said...

congrats at goodluck sa work chong :).. om happy di kana madedepress... hehehe

Blakrabit said...

So you're a corporate guy? Congrats on your new work. (:

daniel the jagged little egg said...

Wow! Ano paba ang masasabi ko sis kundi....Super Congratulations : )

Leo said...

Go for the win Sean! :)

SweetIsh said...

weee!!!! congrats sean!!!! keep it up!!! miss reading your blog!

Sean said...

@jj roa rodriguez: thanks for the advice jj. appreciate it. treat sa unang sweldo? haha oo ba! :)

@mr. chan: thanks for the support mr. chan. naintindihan ko naman ah hehe. :)

@lonewolf: salamat papa milch. ang job ko nga pala, b--w. jk!

@egg: hahaha mukha akong bodyguard. sana nga eg!

@ronronturon: thanks ron! :)

@nimmy: naku thank you sis! :)

@silverwingx: aw, thanks silverwingx! :)

@kiks: hahaha thanks kiks!

@the green breaker: yeah may preysyur!

@bien: hahaha thanks sis!

@zaizai: i love that book zai! thank you for the advice :)

@ceiboh: gow with platform heels pa ha! apir! :)

@kikomaxxx: oo nga di na ko madedepress kasi bisi-bisihan na haha! thanks batman!

@blakrabit: haha yeah trying hard nga lang :) thanks blak!

@daniel the jagged little egg: super salamat din sa iyo sis!

@leo: thank you leo :)

@sweetish: hi ish! thank you :)

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