Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.

This entry is for Manda’s A Day in the Life linkup. I’m cheating a little bit and using pictures from my 5-day black and white challenge on instagram, but I chose pictures of things I’d encounter everyday.

I’m actually in the middle of a transition, so this typical day won’t be lasting much longer. This is my last week at my internship as I’m starting a new job as a front-end developer for another agency. I’m very excited and super grateful. I went to school for a completely different major (Biology), but I decided that med school wasn’t gonna be for me. Web development has always been my passion, so I decided to pursue it earlier this year.

I know I’ve been very, very lucky taking this career path. We’ve just moved to a big city, and that meant tons more opportunities. It didn’t take me long to land a kickass internship. This agency opened so many doors for me. I’m forever grateful for everything they’ve done for me. Of course, we’ll be staying in touch. :)

Enough words, here be pictures!

Philadelphia City Hall

This is my view as I climb out of the subway station every morning. The building is the Philadelphia City Hall.

Noodles

I got free lunch at work! This is the Portofilio bowl from Hiro Ramen House not too far from my workplace.

Woody

Woody, the office cat! I’m gonna miss this grumpy furry baby. He’s really old now. The vet estimates him at 19 years old. He was a stray cat that just wandered in when the head of the agency was still working out of his home. He took Woody with him when they moved to an office, and now he’s living in Center City! What a lucky cat.

He likes to wander into my desk but hates getting picked up. It’s okay Woody, I have enough love for both of us.

Desk

I have a Thunderbolt display at work and DAT CRISPNESS AND SCREEN REAL ESTATE. I want one for myself, but it’s so freaking expensive and I could barely afford my refurbished Macbook Air. :’D Plus, I already have a dual-monitor Windows computer. Maybe I should just get a 4k monitor for that.

SEPTA train

Taking the subway home. It’s been decorated for Christmas! Also, it’s very hard to take a good picture on a moving train with my phone. :<

Comments

  1. I am assuming you got the job that you mentioned in a comment a few weeks ago? Regardless, congrats on starting a new job! I too studied a different major, but I chose to go into web design & development. I guess one could argue advertising is close enough, but I disagree. Most of my advertising classmates know nothing about neither designing or building a website. I like web because it opens so many opportunities.

    P.S. I am also from Philadelphia, but moved away 11 years ago.
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    1. Thanks! That was actually a different job, but I got offers from both places. Didn’t think that would happen. :”>

      I agree, they’re very different. I know for sure I can never do what digital strategists deal with everyday. I don’t even know how to talk to clients. Just tell me what you need and I’ll code it, haha.

      I just moved to Philly this summer! I’m originally from Vegas (err, the Philippines really, but I’ve done a lot of moving). The east coast is very different from what I’m used to in the desert!

  2. Congratulations on your new job! I’m very happy for you! I actually started out in the medical field as well and ended up disliking it quite a bit. Now I’m working towards a Business degree which I am enjoying but I do want to go back to school for Web Development soon!

    Your pictures are lovely and, aww, Woody! <3
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    1. Thank you! I liked my major, and I was involved in research for a while, but it was more the learning that I liked than actually wanting to be a doctor. I’m still passionate about science, and people definitely need to be educated about biology and the scientific process. Especially in light of the anti-vaccination movement (don’t even get me started) and misinformation about Ebola. =/

  3. Congratulations on getting the new job as a front-end developer! Hopefully things are going well and it’s great that you’re pursuing something that you enjoy! Sometimes, med school isn’t meant to be, but that’s okay. There’s a bunch of great things to go for in life.

    Ramen sounds delicious in a cold day; I’m sure you don’t have that problem there ;). And the office cat is so adorable and old :oooo!!!! For a former stray cat, Woody sure lived for a really long time!! The thing I love about Apple products are the screen resolutions!! It’s so crispy!!

  4. Congratulations on the new job! Out of curiosity, what was it like to shift from a Biology major to pursuing Web Development? I understand as a blogger, you developed experience with Web Development but was it difficult to convince your current employer that you were fit for the job even if it started out as a hobby kind of thing?

    And your day in the life looks so beautiful. You take amazing photos!
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    1. Thank you!

      It wasn’t difficult at all. By the time I applied, I already had a few things in my portfolio (which I should update, argh), and I’ve been doing webdev as a hobby for over ten years so I was very comfortable during interviews. Anything I didn’t know about, I emphasized that I was willing to learn, and I did. As long as you know your stuff, they don’t care what degree you have, or if you even have one at all.

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