Saturday, July 29, 2006

I love my S.H.E and Jay Chou, another good friend leaving OZ soon, and not looking forward to another exam.

Just finished my dinner not too long ago, prepared by the boys(darling and Gee) and thought I might spend some time updating my blog since the two of them are busy with the PS2. Time passes really fast, it's already been a month since I started working and in that month, a couple of significant stuff happened as well. But before that, I want to Thank Kal first for 2 things: firstly getting my S.H.E "Once upon a time" and Jay Chou's "Huo Yuan Jia" DVD from S'pore for me, secondly coming over to help when darling's car battery went flat(+ Tim too). I absolutely lurrve S.H.E and Jay Chou and have almost every single song from all their albums starting from their first album. I'm not a usual "fan"atic to go shovelling and squeezing in crowds during concerts, but if it's to see them, I'll gladly do so if I have the chance. I fantasized to myself sometimes while watching the S.H.E MTVS', wishing that I could be Selina. Haha fat hope I know, go on and laugh it off since I've already done so myself. ;p Their average height and weight is 161cm and 43kg respectively. I guess I'm just really envious to see 3 girls who became good friends and share the same passion for singing. I remember asking my mum before why didn't she send me to a music school. The answer was the usual thing from parents, "We wanted you to study first." Then I thought to myself, "Ah just as well, if I had a really special and unique voice, I probably would have been "discovered" anyway. So maybe next time then, but I'm still thankful for the singing opportunities I had during uni and poly times.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAnyway, the "not-so-good" news as most people might already know is that, "Joewiz is going back to Msia, probably for good this time. She's had too many bad experiences with the OZ govt. regarding her visa issues and decides maybe it's best just to return home and avoid further stress. So we had our official house-warming last Saturday and for once I actually didn't have to make anything. I just had to eat, haha.. The funny thing was that there were more deserts than main course on the table, but we enjoyed it anyway. And we got Nancy to bake Joewiz a "farewell" cake as a surprise for her. It was really a good choice of nancy to choose cheese cake cause that was one of chaboh's favourite. That women left one tiny slice in the fridge when she left for the city that day, and we were contemplating if we should mail it to her aunty's house. heehee.. Anyway that gathering also brought some heart wrenching feelings as I've realised how little friends we have around now. Most of my close girl friends have either gone back to M'sia or S'pore. And sometimes, thinking back on those days, I really miss the outings and clubbing with them. And yes, that means you, (tigger, evon, stacey, len, miko, henrie) and soon joewiz, and probably shea li as well end of the year. *sigh* Gippsland does really bring "happiness & heartache".

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Anyway, enough whingeing for the time being. My IELTS test for my Aust PR application is on 12 Aug(2 weeks time), but I really have no mood to study for it since I'm already so tired after coming back from work everyday. I managed to skim through the prepration guide, doing a few questions, but that was about it. Apparently it takes up about half the day since there's speaking, listening, reading and writing! Darn, to think that I thought I've already had the last of exams when I graduated. Well, a funny thing is, I have no idea why people are going around saying there are no slots for General Training for IELTS till 2007?! I just booked mine in May'06 for the coming test date and there are more dates coming up soon. I think people just need to know that there are other places offering it besides those "hot" places they only see on the IELTS website. Well, time to write off for now...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

My first job experience in OZ, shopping can be addictive and the philosophies of writing.

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've started work, time really passes very fast when everyday's pace is a hectic one. I clearly remembered on the second day of work, I was so tired getting up at 8.30am that, I turned over and asked darling, "When can I be a tai-tai? I wanna sleep in and wake up later!" I fussed, but still didn't have any choice but to get my lazy arse outta bed in the end. First few days in the office took a bit of gettin used to since it's usually like this when you're trying to get aquinted with everyone. For the first time, I got a hang of the work culture in Australia, and it's then I realised how fortunate we are, back in Singapore. Lunch here is only 1/2 hour and a simple affair, everyone lunches in! They either have instant noodles, fast food or can food with bread. I had to bring a lunch box everyday with meals prepared the night before. I absolutely miss the lunch times with my ex colleages back in SG; The slow stroll to the variety of food courts, the gossiping and chatting and buying deserts in the 1 hour break, it's not happening here. :( But at least, my superiors and colleages were nice people as well and most importanly they appreciate my work. One of my advert designs will be out in the next issue 263 of "Unique Cars" magazine next month, I can't wait to see the actual ad when it's printed out!

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Shopping can be a pretty much good therapy to perk one up. I just managed to get my first week's pay and went shopping last week in Traralgon with my chabohs and today down city with darling at The Glen. Both shopping trips were great bargains. On the left, I got the knit wear jacket, 2 pants, a trench coat, boots and cardigan all about $120+ from Rivers, KMART and BigW. On the right, Sports Girl was having a sale of up to further 50% for already reduced items and I got the skirt and 2 blouses all for just $45! The jeans and knit wear were from another shop which had a closing down sale and both items cost $20 only! Was really happy with the additions to my wardrobe and the subtractions cause I managed to sell a couple more items on ebay and hope to sell more with better marketing!

Anyway darling wasn't too happy about something he read in Threshold, one of the Uni's minor newspapers. Lets just say some people aren't professional enough with their writing and wrote some figures down which shouldn't be there. Lucky her, she wasn't revealing any figure about some public company out there, else she would have been sued, but it just makes you wonder how little common sense she has. Shea Li then jokingly said, "wah she better do well in the newsletter man, even I lose to mel already".. Yeah those were the glorious days of ISA 2004. I wished darling had more capable members in his committee, rather than some who joined only because they want to write something for "Activies Section" in their Resumes.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

A few pennies for my thoughts on the last day of my holidays.

Ha, I suddenly feel the urge to blog. Why? Because I'm extremely bored since I've been "HoME ALoNe" for the past 3 days. So, instead of enjoying the last day of my "holidays" before I start work tomorrow, I decided, maybe I wanna start penning some thoughts down. Yeah, a blog shouldn't just be about writing about everyday life and what's been going on. There should be thoughts, feelings and my own perception of certain thngs. I was going through my stuff in the magazine racks just now and looking through the stack of cards I've received from friends for the past 2 birthdays. I came across one of the cards which had a paragraph ending, "I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and carry on with your quests and passion for writing." That got me thinking about, "what was my passion anyway?" I have a quick knack for things but get tired and sick of repetative tasks easily. Haha, but I do know I often imagine one thing; waking up at mid day everyday, have a nice hot bath, dress in my walk-in wardrobe of clothes and shoes and make my way like a "tai-tai" to my shop smack right in the centre of Melbourne central. Then I'll take a look at the accounts, check some of the new stock and make sure the sales girls are doing their job before I leave, clanking my stilettos, clunging my fur coat and going for a nice cuppa tea. Yeah, that would be the ultimate dream. *waha*

Okay, that's besides the point and I should stop dreaming for the mean time. Reading my friend's blogs one of the things I do sometimes. And from what I read and what I heard about a friend, I can't help but think to myself, "Why are some women so soft-hearted and naive"? I mean if someone ever hurts my heart deeply, darn I would make sure he gets the hell outta my life instead of just pretending nothing ever happened and still let him come and go in my life as he wishes. Or, I would plot revenge against him, like what the ex-gf is doing right now. Men have their own pride and dignity, but so do we women. Why wanna risk being discriminized by others when you aren't even sure if the person you are being discriminized for is going to stand by you? Love should be something that flows in both ways and should be a matter of giving and taking. Some men think women are pushovers and when he loses one, he can always cheat his way back onto the other's arms. That's where the naive women comes in. Although I don't really have the full details of what's going on, I definitely wouldn't want to see her get hurt again.

People are complex in general. When they aren't in a relationship, they want to be in one. When they are in one, they feel they need a breather or something and some time off. Don't get me wrong, I don't deny I do need a breather sometimes, but darling and I are still very much into each other and that thought about him being a lifetime partner hasn't changed. But I'm just saying for every relationship there are still bound to be problems somewhere. People say, when you marry someone, you marry his family as well. I guess I'm still not happy with the way that his parents are still kinda living in denial about him having a GF. Yess, picture "Meet the parents" movie, but his are from the girls side, not the guy. My mum and I was just chatting last night and she just happen to ask, "Why don't you all get registered next year or something?". I was like, "Ermm even if we wanted, that will never get across to his parents side." I wouldn't go into the details, but lets just say they don't believe in campus romance and always thought he might meet someone else when he starts working, because that was how they met in the first place. But they don't understand, things don't work like that anymore.. *sigh* It really hurts sometimes when my parents treat him like part of the family, always asking about him, talking to him on the phone, while his parents only devote loving letters and emails addressed to him and him only, and I barely spoke to them like 2-3 times since we got together! When will they ever understand that their little boy is no longer little?