Expensive Hobby XD
When I told my mom how much I’m being paid at Asia Pacific College and how much I spend on either gasoline (I usually bring the car on Saturdays) or commuting to school (FX then cab), she said in an amused tone, “You have an expensive hobby.”
Ok, see, when I was working at Level Up!, she’d really complain about how I’m killing myself for a pittance when I used to get nearly triple the amount doing my consultancy business. In fact, the pay at Level Up! is almost the same as my pay at APC, if you add up all the expenses. (If you removed all my transpo, food and miscellaneous expenses, my 1.5 hours’ pay in APC is equivalent to one day’s pay at LUG.) I guess my mom didn’t really like the nature of the LUG job: I was getting paid to play. XD
Thing is, I enjoy what I’m doing here also. The same reason that drove me to work hard at LUG is the same reason that’s driving me now. I love what I’m doing. The only difference is that I may just go overboard about it.
Last December alone, I spent $400 worth of instructional materials at Amazon.com. I wasn’t contented with the quality of the learning modules available locally and none of the best authors are even on Power Books’ or Fully Booked’s shelves! (The painful part there is the fact that after spending that much, I get assigned to a room where the materials are rendered nearly useless. xD)
This morning, I found out that my Management Information Systems professor has his own multimedia projector! Gawsh. Now I’m wanting to buy one also because I don’t really feel like reserving an 09 room every other day. I checked Amazon.com. The cheapest, Epson, is around $580. *drool* I don’t want an Epson, though. If there’s a Canon or an HP, I just might have to get that. A Sony VPL-PX11 LCD Video Projector is about $2,200.
Gah! First thing’s first. I need a laptop. I can’t keep borrowing my mom’s and it’s not like I can bring gigantic Crescens to school. But I need to go to the US this summer. Urgh! Priorities. Priorities.
Hm. I think this new “hobby” of mine, is going to throw me into the Poor House. I also shouldn’t stray from my goal.
Ah, yes. You do know what my goal is?
MISSION: To eliminate the glazed looks of incomprehension from students’ faces.