A few days ago, I had the need to drop by SM Mall of Asia. In as much as I wanted to avoid bigger and populated shopping malls, my out-of-warranty MacBook Air needs to be brought to Power Mac's Service Center.  Much to my surprise, I was told that all files will be erased upon diagnosis. Take note, the process does not entail actual repair yet. The diagnosis will only establish the amount of repair costs. I already made an inquiry on the same branch two months ago. Unfortunately, the staff didn't inform me of this hassle. I wanted to express my frustration, but the pressing task overpowered me. I bought a 32 GB flash drive and stayed in a coffee shop to start my file transfers. I thought I found the perfect solution. Turns out, I needed a day to finish everything.

Power Mac Service Center has not been not performing well, at least from my past encounters. I had another frustrating story with my iPhone replacement months ago. I'm not sure if someone from Power Mac Service Center will be able to read my post. One mistake is more than enough to cause unnecessary expenses and wasted time to any client. If there's anything positive from this experience, I realized the power of being an employee, particularly being a front liner. More than getting the job done, employees can shape the fate of their clients. I hope Power Mac Service Center gets my message. :) 

Moving on, but I'm about to relate another upsetting experience. :p I held on to one of my lifelong observations. Some people seem to have the talent to perfectly ruin our day. I can't control the behavior of other people so borrowing a favorite millenial thought, sino ang mag-a-adjust? ;) (Who will bear the adjustments?) As always, I'm left with the task of trying to grow up and reaching that stage of being unaffected aka maturity. :p 

Meanwhile, here are some photos from the past week

Postcards from Terra and Marieken - Thank you Terra and Marieken. :) Some of them arrived in the post office last October, it was only delivered last week.

Trying out David Lagercrantz's continuation of the Stieg Larsson's series -  I started reading Stieg Larsson during my early years of working. I didn't google about him, not until I reached the third book. He unfortunately passed away in 2004, long before the third book was published in 2009. I hope David Lagercrantz  can level with Stieg Larsson's first three books. I miss reading mystery books these days.

What relaxing weekends are made of

After a long work week, yet still browsing documents for a freelance work. I have a two-week holiday break and I'm hoping to squeeze in a few work. I always welcome any additional earning opportunity. Hahaha

It will be my last week at work tomorrow. It will mark the start of Christmas parties, going home late, stuffing myself with fats food and all the holiday rush. I'm willing to endure everything, including traffic, for as long as I will not gain weight. Hahaha 

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!