January 04, 2006

Once, again.... suffering from DRS...


If you don't know about DRS, click here.

So I disappeared...

In my defense, I haven't been home in 3 months, and have very little time to spend with friends and family. So I had a hard time working on my projects in the meantime, let alone put down some coherent thoughts...

So I did do a few cool things while I was gone:

I resumed my taste for movies and saw:

  1. Harry Potter IV
  2. Chronicles of Narnia
  3. Chicken Little (hi hi hi)

I resumed my taste for international dining and:

  1. Went out for SUSHI with my mum
  2. Went to an Indian Restaurant with Dave
  3. Went to a Korean Restaurant with my girlfriends

I also reconnected with my RPG habits and:

  1. Played a barbarian NPC at D&D
  2. Finished the first episode of our 7 year Star Wars Saga (in which I play an outlawed military commander belonging to the Homo Aquarius race...)

Last but not least:

  1. I had coffee with friends;
  2. Enjoyed intense dancing during a girl's night out;
  3. Enjoyed intense partying during New Year's eve with Dave and my good friends JP and Mymy.

During the last 2 weeks, I did not:

  1. Work, think about, or consider working on the project I was supposed to work on; (blushing in shame)

But I did :

  1. Keep taking my work email and responding;
  2. Make arrangements for my next travels out.


As of last week, my travel schedule has changed pretty drastically since September

(click the link to see the old schedule):

January 2005

I am actually going to PAKISTAN 2 weeks from now !!!!

(Of course, this is an audit)

February and March 2006

I'll be spending 2 weeks in each of these countries of West Africa in the course of follow-ups:

April and May 2006

June and July 2006

August and September 2006October and November 2006

Whewww... and it will very likely change some more over the year...

The Beaver

My guest map is wonderful ! And you'd all be wonderful to post, all of you lurk mode readers!
Thanks and may the winds of Fate blow your way !


Kingston Girl said...

That looks like an interesting schedule!! If you need a break while in Haiti, come over to Ja for the weekend ... just don't get in one of the boats!!

Beaver said...

Hey K-Girl, Glad you popped in :)

I have never been to the Caribbean or to any of these countries. I'm pretty excited!

True that being in Haiti will take me close to you :) I'll make sure to pop in for a visit !

Noisette said...

Just discovered your blog and am marvelling at the fact that you do almost exactly what I want to do. I'm an attorney, and want in a few years to start consulting in corporate social responsibility. Would love to talk to you about it. Will read your blog archives when I have a minute to spare.
Thanks, glad I found you-

Beaver said...

Noisette, Thanks for popping in. Inquiries are always welcome. I do my best to answer in a timely fashion. You're very welcome to post inquiries. We are always looking for people in this difficult (but fascinating) job.

Anjamon said...

Oh HONEY! I missed ya vary, vary, vary much!!! I'm glad you have good time! I just updated my blog! From now I'll try to keep in touch with you more often. I hope you're not mad cause I didn't review your blog for such a long time... *turn red* I was really busy, but I promise that I'll read and review your blog more often from now on!

MARRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR with lateness... Sorry....

and Chocolate :P
from your friend Anya!!!

Kiss, Kiss!

Kingston Girl said...

I always pop in - just don't often comment!!!

TheMalau said...

I am so jealous of you, right now, for soooo many reasos, but mainly for the fact that you are able to visit so many countries that I either miss, or that want to go visit. I hope you enjoy it (you already seem to). And may the winds of fate blow your way too.

straightfromthecask said...

Happy New Year Beaver !
And what a job you have... take the most of it and keep posting from anywhere ! I guess it's sometimes a challenge, but believe it whe truly enjoy.

juliana said...

Hey! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your schedule seems really interesting. Infact, I'm insanely jealous! I would love to travel like that. But how do you hold down a relationship at the same time? Anyway, good luck with everything! Don't forget to let us know what you're doing and where you're going. Also, if you're ever in the Washington DC area, let me know ;)

Beaver said...

Anya, I'm so happy that you're back :) I missed your cheerful and sweet tone and your friendliness on my blog! Welcome back!

TheMalau, Thanks for popping in. Yeah, I get to see some pretty cool places. I almost got sent to RDC too! (You never know, it could happen, my schedule changes a lot.)

Straight, you're correct in assuming it is a challenge. But it's also exhilarating to be in constant movement. And tiring. Nothing is perfect I guess!

Juliana, you know, there's no telling what will happen after your PC assignment. You might get some pretty cool positions with them ;)

Anyway, the secret to keeping the relationship is this:
1) make sure the relationship has stood the test of time before you go away (D and I have been together for over 3 years);
2) keep constant contact through email, blogging, MSN, text messages and phone. Anything to be in contact at least once a week and everyday if possible. (I spend fortunes in telephone bills);
4) Work it out so that you can see each other every 3 months, even if it is only for 1 week and even if it means a plane ticket to a "meeting location";
5) This one was added by D: "when you get back home, give him amazing booty".

I hope this helps! :)