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How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 11:55
Now that R2 deadlines for most of the schools are over, how are GMATClubbers filling up the void? Now you realize just how much time the day has, right? So, what are you doing? Watching sports, playing computer games, sleeping, staring at the wall, reading past few months' newspapers and magazines, dreaming about B-school, trying to get the office work in line, catching up with friends?
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 12:27
good question. I was thinking about this myself.

My choices were: 1. looking for a new job and see if I have any chance getting a job in line with my post mba goals.
2. developing some process methodology docs for my company that Ive been meaning to for a while.
3. of course we also have the job of doing some prep for the interviews (whether or not I will get a call is another matter)

edit: I just read the choices you gave, and yeah, I completely forgot about enjoying the free time part...which for me is catching up on reading. any recommendations?

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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 12:28
good question

I am taking a French class in the evenings, also I continued my excercise routine (I had stopped exercising for a while) :) and I try to catch up with friends and go out quite often :)
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 12:51
Blockbuster DVD's by mail and exchange at store

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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 13:42
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Now that R2 deadlines for most of the schools are over, how are GMATClubbers filling up the void? Now you realize just how much time the day has, right? So, what are you doing? Watching sports, playing computer games, sleeping, staring at the wall, reading past few months' newspapers and magazines, dreaming about B-school, trying to get the office work in line, catching up with friends?


I was talking about that yesterday to my friends... I have a list of books I want to read, movies I want to watch. Started today reading!

Will take Spanish classes and re-start working out. Will travel the most I can in Portugal and Spain and also have quality time with family and friends.

Also "spending" time here at THE CLUB.
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 14:32
-Study a little bit for GMAT, just incase i get waitlisted, then that`s an area I can improve, but I won`t sit it unless i am waitlisted.
-Learn to drive. If I end up in the USA, driving will be essential.
-Promotion/role change - currently under negotiation - this could lead to part-sponsorship of my MBA
-Spend more time with child
- Invest more time into extra-curriculars - talking with a guy about an environmental initiative he is trying to set up and trying to get my company on board
- Alpha/Beta testing of a football management MMO
- Considering studying for CFA as well.
- Have some DJing mixes i need to get recorded for some people in the UK
- Have lots of unfinished remixes i could finish, but probably won`t get round to that
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 14:35
Football Management MMO? :-O

I've played some low-quality ones in the past. But none of them come even close to the richness of Football Manager (Championship Manager of the past). I have been out of touch with these for the past couple of years. Are there any really good Football Management MMOs out there now?
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 15:07
Football Manager Live is currently in Beta... I was there during alpha, i happen to know the developers :)
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 22:15
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isn't it obvious by the # of posts that river and I have? :wink:

Nah, but this is what I'm doing now that I have SO MUCH time!

1. Hang out with friends for dinner during weeknights and weekends
2. Took a hi-performance driving class (awesome!) at the Thunderhill race track in Northern California. I'm going to the next one in March in Monterey... I'm hooked (very bad because it's an expensive hobby and I'll be on loans soon).
3. Get back into my other hobbies
4. Exercise more, get back in shape
5. Catch all the Oscar worthy movies with friends
6. post my travel pictures from the past year on my picture website (I'm a wannabe amateur photographer)
7. Figure out my finances and all that.
8. Learn how to sell my place myself (to save the 6% fee that realtors charge). Anyone have an idea or can point me in the right direction?
9. Get the Nintendo Wii in February and play Super Smash Brothers Melee
10. Um, I don't know, veg? :P
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 23:12
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isn't it obvious by the # of posts that river and I have? :wink:

9. Get the Nintendo Wii in February and play Super Smash Brothers Melee


I forgot i've got a wii.. will add that to my list of things to do!! Kudos to you for reminding me :-D
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 00:35
I feel I have so much free time!!! To keep myself sane, below is my list, not necessary in the order.

1) Complete Fin Aid app.
2) Exercise more. Lift weights, run.
3) Learn to play golf. This should be fun. :)
4) I have this book for the longest time (The Intelligent Investor) but had never started reading it. I started yesterday.
6) Plan my travelling ... I want to visit Europe. I also want to improve my Chinese so I am considering spending 1-2 months in China. It's 'either or' in this case.
7) Get suits tailored.
8) Anything that comes to my mind. :-D

Cheers,

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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 00:53
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8. Learn how to sell my place myself (to save the 6% fee that realtors charge). Anyone have an idea or can point me in the right direction?
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I sold my condo in the U.S. before I moved back to my country and so I will give my 2 cents. The drawback in selling yourself is you don't have the access to all the potential buyers - I believe this is where you will get the most value in hiring an agent. Of course, it depends on the market. If your market is hot (a lot of buyers ... I doubt this is the case these days but each market is different) then I think you can get a good offer. If not then I would go with hiring an agent. I was actually satisfied with my agent; she was very nice and worked pretty hard for me and I ended up with a good offer. The key is of course to find a good agent that you feel comfortable with (easier said than done). :)
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 01:44
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isn't it obvious by the # of posts that river and I have? :wink:

9. Get the Nintendo Wii in February and play Super Smash Brothers Melee


I forgot i've got a wii.. will add that to my list of things to do!! Kudos to you for reminding me :-D



I've just found out that here in Portugal a Wii is cheaper than is the USA, and I was waiting for the Ad weekends to buy one. The problem is that it's sold out everywhere...
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 05:01
mNeo wrote:
Now that R2 deadlines for most of the schools are over, how are GMATClubbers filling up the void? Now you realize just how much time the day has, right? So, what are you doing? Watching sports, playing computer games, sleeping, staring at the wall, reading past few months' newspapers and magazines, dreaming about B-school, trying to get the office work in line, catching up with friends?


Studying for the CFA level 2...
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 05:44
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Studying for the CFA level 2...


uggh good luck... you are in for a world of pain. my advice for anyone going through it -- if you care about my opinion :) -- is to focus on the big ticket items. make sure you ace FSA + equity valuation and you will likely pass.
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 06:06
I'm still considering starting it... Do you think there is any value in studying for it and taking the first exam in June?
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 06:28
I was considering just chilling before school starts, but you guys have my thinking of taking the CFA level1.
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 07:15
I might study for the CCIE written. I need to recertify my CCNP anyway.
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 07:23
mNeo wrote:
Now that R2 deadlines for most of the schools are over, how are GMATClubbers filling up the void? Now you realize just how much time the day has, right? So, what are you doing? Watching sports, playing computer games, sleeping, staring at the wall, reading past few months' newspapers and magazines, dreaming about B-school, trying to get the office work in line, catching up with friends?


I'm hitting F5 and logging into my applications to check if my status changed. I'll continue this process until April.
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Re: How are you filling the void, post R2? [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 07:28
I can't believe no one said stare at the wall :)

Get in touch with the friends that I used to have.. pray to god for acceptances..
work out more may be.. spend time with my dance troupe.. may be start cooking..
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