Friday, August 24, 2007

Tubby's birthday, Trip to Mt. Baw Baw and Stuff.

I'll let the photos do much of the talking. Since the last update, we celebrated Tubby's birthday and went up to the snow. He is now officially 24 years old. And NOOO I did not put on weight okay. The photos were just taken at the wrong time and wrong angle. I don't care and I stick to that. :P And I mean who doesn't look bloated in layers of cotton?

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The spoilt brat had two cakes. One from me and the other from Alex. It was all good anyway since the two cakes were just enough to feed 15 people and had a little left over. Then he got a set of chef's knives from a bunch of them. But before he can open his present, he had to do a whole heap of things like cutting his hair, downing tequila shots, tickle himself and stuff.

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The ski trip to Mt. Baw Baw (Again for the 3rd time! I want to go somewhere else next year!) which my Godpa Michael brought us to. For some reason, I was feeling shitty that day and didn't feel like skiing much. And since I kept falling down as well, I passed the ski set over to Eileen instead. Toboganning is more fun, though we really wanted to try out Snow Tubing, but tickets were sold out for the day. :) Next time maybe.

On another note, we also received news of the demise of our bestest friend's father. I don't want to mention too much here and stir up her feelings again. But I just wanted to let her know that I almost wanted to flew 7000kms back to see her, if not for the financial issue. Whatever it is, we love you heaps "pai-kuat". Big big hugs.

And in case you didn't know, my Transformers toy count is now around 30 and going up and up. :P Got to know some really good friends from the OZ Transformers forum as well. You go guys! Spoiling me by always helping me get stuff first. Thanks!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Someone got me Bumblebee, Ying's belated birthday dinner and melbourne trip.

At last, some photos to go with the post, thank God cause I too tired to write much. Had to attend a marketing seminar with my colleague at 7am yesterday and I'm still feeling sleepy now. On a happy note, I met some great guy fans from the OZformers forum and they were out on the search for my Bumblebee 08 for me. And you know what? One of them got me my Bumblebee 08 for me!!! SWEET... Will be meeting him down Melbourne next week to collect it. *Yippie* These guys are so awesome and nice! ;) You know who you are!

Ying's Belated Birthday Party of Mates
We also celebrated Ying's belated birthday party a couple of Sunday's ago. Poor girl had to pick her candles from her cake and get her face smashed with cream. Don't have the photos here, think Sookie has them. Jason got a video or it as well.

Yum Cha and Korean Food in City with Cynthia and Eileen
Next is the City trip last Saturday. Tubbs gave in to his craving for Yum Cha for the usual Imperial Kingdom at Blackburn. It was awesome as usual, but we had to wait ages for his chicken legs again. Dinner was at a Korean restaurant along Latrobe Street which Cynthia recommended us to try. Food was not too bad (though of course not as authentic as those I had in Korea) and the prices were reasonable as well. Would definitely go back to eat again.

I had to say I didn't shop much this time because I was on the search for my Transformers. :P And even though we went to Chadstone, I didn't buy one item of clothing or shoes at all. Disappointing isn't it? At least I got a pair of white boots and some skincare stuff. So I updated my shoppaholic blog with whatever (non transformers stuff) I bought in the last few weeks, which is pretty little actually.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Yet another dream of CTC and historical figures which intrigued me.

I did it again. Yesterday night I dreamt that CTC (Ex company I worked for in S'pore. You can read this post and this post for more info) have moved to factory sized premises and that I was back working with CK (My God Bro whom I always call Gege), Ian and another guy whom I can't recognize. We were sitting across each other at our desks when my lady boss called us out for some meeting, and we walked into something like a huge store area with all the other staff all sitting on work benches. Then Ms. Wee (lady boss) started talking and briefing us about the travel fair and stuff. It was damn funny and seemed so real again that when I woke up, I actually felt kinda disappointed it was just a dream.

In a perfect world, I would still like to be in my ex company and be situated here in Australia, Melbourne especially. No doubt, there were lots of OTs, stress and endless work to do, but it was so much fun! The travel fairs, the events and stuff, the special treatment by press and broadcasting network because we collaborated with them for events. I didn't need to sit and be bored at office all the time. We had heaps of people to meet(even TV actors and actresses), events to organize, travel fairs and road shows to prepare and set up. Best of all, I was happy. Isn't that one of the most important factor in work life? I just found out yesterday that they recently sponsored the Jay Chou's Secret movie premiere at Cathay. If only I were still working there, I'd more probably be able to get some special pass to go or something.

Anyway I should stop dwelling on the past. I myself chose this path right? So I should just make the best out of it, although I really really really miss my besties back home. Haven't got much updates. Will be heading down to Melbourne this weekend, so I'm hoping I get some luck with finding my bumble bee 08 camaro. The shelves here at Target, Big W and Kmart are still super pathetic. Even Kmart which I thought would re-stock on their sale today, still had the same usual old stuff they had for weeks. On another note, as some of you might know, I'm a history geek and I love to learn about the people and cultures of the past. Recently two figures caught my attention: Empress Tzu Hsi, last empress of China and Marie Antoinette, Last Queen of France. Been reading books and watching movies about them, the most recent was Marie Antoinette played by Kirsten Dunst. I have yet to find any movie about the past empress, so if you know any, do let me know. :)