Thursday, May 01, 2003

Happy May Day! I took well advantage of this labor day holiday--celebrated around the world excepting the U.S.--by sleeping in. Since starting my new job at Lehman Brothers, I have been working twelve hour days. However, so I really enjoy my new job. I'm having much less trouble than I expected arriving at 7:30 a.m. in the morning and the time just flies by.

Monday, my first day on the job, was quite hectic also because it was the first day Lehman had moved into its new offices at the Cathay Financial Building in the Xinyi District. The offices are quite nice, and I have a view from my desk of the Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store across the street. I have to admit, I spent about half an hour adjusting my Aeron chair, ergonomic keyboard rest, and flat screen monitor so that everything feels right. Those Aeron chairs really work--I think I spend more time sitting in front of the computer at this new job, but my butt is not as sore!

The only thing I miss is being able to access instant messaging and web-based mail services. We're blocked from doing so. I can't really complain, since I am ostensibly at work to work. But I do miss connecting in real time with friends and family around the world and in Taipei.

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