I saw in the news last week that the law to move all holidays falling on non-Monday weekdays, with the exemption of immovable holidays, to Monday has been approved. This is to allow everyone to have a longer weekend, especially for those who have plans of traveling. Several reactions were received. Some are in favor because it would mean lesser cost for them. What’s important is the essence of what we do to celebrate the holoidays. Others however don’t agree because to them, the essence of the holiday is already lost when celebrated on another day.
My stand? I can’t say yet. At a glance, it’s good because you get to have longer weekends. but based on my personal experience, I’m not yet used to going to work on a day that I know is a holiday (even if I know for a fact that it has just been moved to another day). Maybe because for years now, holidays have been celebrated on the holiday dates and not on another day and I am not used to the movements.
It has its pros and cons. Maybe we should just give it a try.
We are to attend a presentation skills workshop later this week and one requirement is to prepare a ten minute presentation of any topic. The first topic that came to mind was about planting and harvesting sayote. The next topic was about Igorot culture. But since the later is a broad topic, aside from it being more complicated and lack of experience on my part, I just decided to go with sayote. So to add spice to my presentation, I took some actual pictures at home hehe. (di ko naman to kinakarir) I guess it’s a good choice since it’s easier and it’s what my family is doing until now so it’s easier for me to discuss. Will my co-trainees appreciate it? We’ll see. But whether they will be bored or not, that will be my final topic hehe.
I am on my way back o Manila right now. I took a two day leave from work and went home last Saturday. I had no set agenda and since I’ll be arriving in town at noon, I just asked my sister to meet me in town. We had a quick trip to the ukay shops and a little grocery then headed straight home. The rest of the days, I was a bum hehe. And until now, I’m not yet conditioned to go back to work huhu. This is bad.