Wow @ the questions on the previous post- talk about variety! Well, here we go then.
Shawna asked me to describe a day in my new life.
I just have a word of caution- don’t judge me. I promise I’ll live a healthier life. Someday.
3:00 am Mr Specs calls- this usually lasts till 4:00 am or so. He’s in London and we have a 4 hour time difference so, I decided this time was better than starting to talk at midnight and continuing till the morning. That’s … unhealthier.
4:00 Fajr prayers
4:30-6:30 Study for CFA exam (its half a month away)
6:30-7:00 Get ready for office… putting on eyeliner perfectly takes time, dammit.
7:30 At office. Matt needs to be dropped off to school by 7:45 and my office is the first thing in line, so when my Mum does the pick/drop, I have to get to office by 7:30 so he can make it in time. Insane.
Rest of the morning: Spend reading legalese and fighting with in-house lawyers over interpretation of terms. Spend 2 hours explaining to a genius why he can’t put a certain clause in his document just because everyone else did it- their investments were different, genius. Have a tiff over his portfolio composition. He sends me off on a tangent about unrealized gains in Income Funds and Balance Sheets being different and blah blah blah… stop him right there. Schedule appointment with our Chartered Accountant so he can put it into simple terms for me.
1:00 pm Break time… these days I’m usually working through it. And no, I don’t eat.
2:00 pm Attend meeting and listen to boss shout at me about not wrapping a case up.
Boss, he wants that clause in there.
Specs, tell him if he wants a proper document, that clause will NOT be there.
Er, what did I spend all my morning doing, boss?! He won’t listen!!!
*boss calls up genius*
Genius says ‘Okay’ right off the bat. Boss shoots me a ‘look’. I curse genius- he’s just biased and doesn’t like my voice.
Go meet Chartered Accountant. He’s more confused than me. Hurray.
Attend meeting about a fraud case that I wasn’t involved in… by involved, I mean…I wasn’t the investigator or the one of the affected, so why do I have to sit through this?! Its horribly complicated but I learn new ways of financial fraud. Boss tells me this is a once-a-life-time case. If its that, why’d you make me sit through it- it wasn’t likely to come up again in my life. Wasted time. Urgh.
6:30 pm Start packing up. Commute home.
7:30 pm Get home. Have tea (no sugar) and collapse onto bed. Plud in iPod and read up on CFA Exam Material. I leave the mathematics for the morning and the theory for right now.
9:00 pm Everyone gathers in my room for a sibling chit-chat session.
10:00 pm Hit the sack
2:55 am *Alarm*
3:00 am Oh wait, here’s Mr Specs calling. He actually puts the phone down if I don’t pick it up by the second ring. Too much consideration- erm, not good. The story I’ve told him is that I go to sleep at 7:00 and wake up at this time to study. Otherwise, he just doesn’t call at ALL so as not to ‘disturb me’… like, REALLY.
Mr. Specs and I spend time discussing my latest research project and he comes up with good ideas. We discuss some possible investments. Exchange the day’s details. He asks me if I’ve quit the gym for good… am I getting lazy, hehe. Er, not funny… Oh.
There you go. A day in my life.
Did I mention the in-laws live 300 kms away and I go there on Saturdays and come back on Sundays? No? Oh well, now you know.
I have an interesting life. I haven’t watched The Big Bang Theory in ages and I don’t remember what my family looks like… and I’m not sure what is worse.
I HAVE, however, lost 12 pounds in the last month. Yay.
And don’t you dare call me boring.