Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Penned Down Thoughts

I still feel the heavy-heartedness and slight emptiness occasionally throughout the day as my thoughts drifted to my ex-colleagues, their warm happy faces, the good old times and I seem to feel my feet standing on two cross lines as I start my placement at a new company yesterday and resign from my old one just last Friday. Although I’ve long prepared for this, I still can’t help this feeling. This is what it feels like to leave. This is what it feel likes to go on. I keep falling back to the memories at the previous company and compare. I realize that this thinking is only going to hold me back. From tomorrow onwards, I must be adamant enough to see myself push through this thinking and put an end to it. To think forward and stop rewinding only about the past. And to stop comparing as it brings me nowhere.

My plan was to resign a week ago at my previous company before I started off here but my manager asked me to stay (til the very last possible day). She had assigned me to two stock takes on last Thursday and Friday and there was no one else to replace. Of course, despite that one week break I felt I needed (and also because I wanted to head home to help bring up some pamelos and stuffs for my parents’ Sarawak trip), I agreed to her request. More so because almost all my colleagues would be outstation for that entire week, I felt I didn’t really need to be at office. Without them around, it would be lonely to end my last few days there and I wanted to leave with happy memories of my time over there. That one week, without the rest except for my deskmate and two others as well as managers, it turned out be a blessing in disguise. What an eventful week I had that I enjoyed my every day of that final week. On Monday, I was assigned on a last minute 1 day audit with my deskmate and oohh, the director we met there was super cute. Haha. An old guy that was hmm..round sideways and kind. Hehee. Completed 10 stat audits on my own during the middle of the week and then went for two respective stock takes on Thursday and Friday. During that week while I was busy at work til evening, we played a mobile game called “Lang ren sha” (wolf) with all the ‘gamer’ colleagues online til late night. All those on outstation one. Even while I was very sleepy, I forego my sleep and stayed awake just to play that game. Simply, to play with them. At first, I couldn’t play on day 1 since I didn’t know how to read mandarin. On day 2, I told my close bunch of friends (my batch) that I wanted to play too so they all said ok ahh. So all my colleagues who played with me taught me while on the go. One of my close colleague & friend helped me out most. She patiently explained to me which did touched my heart in some ways or rather. It was an exactly similar game to killer and spy which I had a lot of fun. So did the rest. Haha.

Anyways, as for stock take, it was hot in the warehouse on both days. One at Port Klang, the other at Segambut. Generally, stock take is still my favourite. I always find it fun to be on site. Recording or counting, I pretty much like these tasks so far. Plus, the client treated us to a hearty lunch on both days. My tummy was happy and so was I; fully satisfied. The workers at the warehouse during the Friday stock take were also the best to date whom were simply ever ready to help out and friendly. I was happy stock taking with them and utilized my BM to the fullest especially with that 2 workers who I was recording stocks with mostly throughout the day. Feels good to be speaking BM in lengths after such a long time. From them also I found out that we tend to complain about OT, whereas now their company policy has abolished OT for the warehouse staffs and in fact, they actually said it’s not good for them because their base salary itself is not that sufficient to support their household. They look forward to having OT because that’s when they get paid more on top of their base wages. They said based wages tak cukup la and it hit me. Talking to people always gives us a different perspective to reflect about on our perceived opinions.

Now that I think of it, I still feel I needed that one week to really feel the gap of switching to another company. However, I guess there is a trade-off of having an extra week of great memories. Apart from that, on my last week, I really felt thankful that my deskmate was around to accompany me with his lame stuffs and nonsensical jokes. Otherwise, I would have felt “blue-er” indeed.

No matter what, the fond memories of my previous company will always stay close to my heart. The guidance, the laughter and happy sakai colleagues, the times of incompetence I felt once or twice and the guilt that made me want to do better, the mistakes, the improvements, I have never felt so grateful to have this detour in my life. Honestly, back in uni, I thought the best plan in mind was to study full-time and work part time. That was what I wanted and I could not fulfill that plan. Then, dad and mum pushed me to seek for any job first meanwhile I waited for other mid-sized or Big Four firms to reply. I did not regret. The colleagues are the best part of this company and it felt like family, the TFIFS we had, the company benefits that are pretty good, the work environment is to my liking and the helpful seniors that I’ll always remember and thank them for. It was an unforgettable serendipity at PCCO. Thank you.

It’s time to find my new purpose and plan ahead. Scary yet I will take this ride with courage and persevere. Orientation so far has been okay. Definitely, by 5, I felt like dozing off. But I enjoyed listening to the speeches or talks given by the management people. So far of the many of them who presented, I like how they carried themselves. Professional yet humble and motivating. To add on, funny. J

Even when times are hard and strenuous, I must remind myself to keep on fighting. And ohh, when I was at UTAR, the tagline was My Choice. Now at Kpmg, coincidentally, one of their tagline is Clear Choice. I don't know why the word Choice always relates to my life but that being said, KPMG, here I comee!!

Good night peeps.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Eventful month

So much has happened.

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I went for the interview on a Wednesday and honestly, I left the place with a feeling of slight regret that I was not at my best. It was a 3 session interview and the first was a case study discussion / presentation. There were my other 2 teammates who were outspoken in my group that it gave me little chance to speak. It pulled my spirit down by a bit. The second round was a 2 to 1 interview and finally, a 30-minutes written essay. By 1pm plus, I was back at home snuggling in bed where I spent some time reflecting on the interview earlier. In the end, I gave myself an average rating for these two parts. Anyways, I took a pretty last minute EL to attend this interview and thought it was hilarious to spend the later parts of my day on EL being nonchalantly laid back at home. It was my first EL experience too and definitely 'unique'. Hahs

After that, I did not hear from them for sometime. I was anticipating that perhaps they'll get back to me in 2 days time (by the end of that week which meant by Friday), yet there was no news. One week went by and there was no word on the outcome. Truthfully, I did not give the interview much thought after the first 2 days because work and other things kept me occupied. Only on few occasions did the 'interview result' came as a passing thought and I'd weigh my chances. Evidently, I knew that the odds are stack higher than the chances with each passing day. Almost 2 weeks later, I was almost fully convinced that I did not make it as a new month is approaching and the intakes were quite likely informed before that.

So on Tuesday, I decided that if they did not call in by that day, then I'll let all my expectations go and accept the likely outcome. I prayed hard in the ktm. I really did. I was silently praying to God in my head 'pls give me a chance, pls give me a chance' repetitively. That whole day, I was having training at office. After it ended at about 3pm plus, I was finding a file among stacks of files by a shelf. That's when I decided to look at the time so I checked my phone. 5 missed calls with a random number. Who is that?? So I called back and it was their general line. In my head, I was thinking, Why? So I tried calling back twice but to no avail, there was no receiver on the other end so I resumed finding my file. 10 minutes later, my phone rang again and the person over the phone spilled the good news. Immediately after ending the call, the first thought running through my head was harr?? Did God really listened to my prayers? I was slightly amazed and it was a moment of wonder, awe and eventually, gratefulness seeped in. To make it this far, I really thank the one who made my hopes come true, whoever it may be. Thank you.

There's one more final program to complete. A medical check-up. I don't know where this journey is going to lead me to or if I'm actually making the right choice. Hopefully, I will be guided and feel happy wherever I am.

Thankfully, I have a month's notice to prepare myself for this changes. I have no heart to tell my colleagues yet. Eventually, if I've confirmed everything, I'll let them know and they'll know. I can already tell how much I'm going to miss all of them. They make me feel human, everyday. Emotionally. :')

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Another event highlight would be convo. Convocation took place 2 weeks back and it was more memorable than I had expected. I headed back to Kampar with my coursemates a day earlier and stayed at my friend's mom's apartment. The few of us had dinner together and went swimming at the condo's pool afterwards. Yays! The next morning, my friends woke up first around 5am plus as they needed more time to prepare (prepare in this case was mostly for 'putting on make up'. haha) whereas I woke up later around 6 and you can guess why. I don't make up and my friends have repeatedly failed in their attempt to touch my eyebrows with their eyeliners, their beauty advice and the idea of a a step-by-step makeover for my face. Hahhaa. They were in a rush to get ready that morning so they requested my help to iron their formal blouse. Whatt, they think I'm a Kakak harrh. One of them even jokingly called at me 'Kakakkk, faster!!'. Walau ehh but I was glad to help laa. Haha.

By 7plus, we arrived and by 8, the ceremony started. To my surprise, the speeches particularly by the president, had depth. I was actually listening intuitively throughout. As for the rest, because of the couple late nights and things like that, my head was bobbing in the hall in between the program flow. Once the official ceremony was over, I received many bouquet and stalk of flowers from various people outside the hall. Both from friends who stopped by and my family. I was especially grateful receiving the one from my mom and dad. It was a bouquet with flowers and a big brown teddy in the middle of it. It was also the biggest bouquet. Wuu. A lil' touched, indeed. Honestly, I did not expect them to get me one since my dad used to say its a waste of money to get flowers. He rather buy me something of more value (practical) with that same amount of money. As I was observing the bouquet at one point, my dad told me that my mom's relatives wanted to get me flowers so he helped to pick the bouquet. Then he was telling me how he wanted to get a white coloured teddy bear instead of the brown one because it looks better with the flowers contrast etc. and only that all the white bears were already sold out, it touched my heart. The thought of choosing the nicest bouquet itself is heartwarming in itself. :)) Appreciated those friends who came over to take photos with me and the bunch of coursemates I graduated with. Saranghae!


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Had my first ACCA progress test a week before convo. It's strange how I wanted to study since a week before the test but things kept coming up since that Sunday that kept me occupied for the rest of the week. Unexpected overtime, sudden one day stock take which found myself really driving out in KL itself for the first time (to my colleague's house), another company dinner that same day and TGIF all the way until 4am plus that Friday (definitely the latest night out ever since uni or even secondary school). We played cards at mamak while waiting for the karaoke time to start and went for karaoke afterwards starting at 12am. I enjoyed every moment of it. By the time, I got back my car and reached home, it was 5am. I was worn out and thought about my progress test. In my head, the though rushing through was  'Ohnoo, my progress test' and was already feeling bad about it. The following morning, I couldn't wake up earlier so around 11plus, I had to go out to Sg Long to collect my convo attire as well. It was an adventurous journey with KL's public transport too. Took the KTM, MRT and Grab. Haha. Guilty me decided to find time to read so I tried to study while waiting by the bench for the KTM train. Anyways, who knows what I wrote. Luckily it was just a progress test. Its definitely time to buck up and take things more seriously now if I want to pass or perhaps even, score the paper.

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It feels good to be back home after 2 months. The food always gets to my heart and tummy. :) Now dreading a little bit about work tomorrow and howdee. It was laughter during lunch earlier. My brother asked my aunt  what did the doctor do to me during my medical check-up this morning as I was sot sot tai when I came back home. I told my aunt and him I was fine when I went there, infected myself with a disease after coming back from the check-up. Hahhaha.

Have a splendid day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My heart

I feel honestly blessed and thankful thus far. My internship company offered me an interview session for the audit associate position and despite my slightly heavy heart, I kindly turned them down. Just finished karang-ing my short essay to the HR colleague and sent the mail. At the same time, anticipating for my first job application interview (Hopefully the HR will still remember my existence after a long time lapse and call me in) *cross fingers. Heard how the interview would be like and its surely going to be competitive but I hope they'll keep me in view.

Needed a pair of office shoes badly. Shopped with mom, dad and eldest bro at Genting outlets. Ended up getting a pair of sports shoes from Sketchers instead. I also need one since my previous sports shoes sole came off but slightly regretting and thinking I should have gotten the office shoes first instead. My priorities, since I walk more often (daily) in office shoes rather than the sports shoes. Not cheap orh the shoes, my first month's salary. T.T I find the sole padding comfortable to wear though.

Feels like there are several things I need to get too but saving up is equally important. Mmms

It was my first time facing it. Its scary how you feel the ache when it comes to your chest. Told my brother and he said to go for a medical check-up when I can.

At the same time, gotta improve on juggling my time at work. Gotta be more efficient and less blur when it comes to audit assignments. Omo.





Monday, July 24, 2017

Little snippets of my life. Or is it?

It was after that day and today that I felt strongly what I want.

So please "give me a chance, give me chance", I pray.

Its Monday and I wore blue to work. Definitely felt a little blue all the way to office yet it turned out to be a pretty good day!

Had a farewell for my two colleagues at The Jungle City last Friday night. Lunch was treated by the managers that afternoon so we went for a 2nd round dinner for the night. That was when I knew there was Monopoly in cards version now dee. Wow, I have been so outdated on board games. I didn't understand how it works so I sat there, contributed my game "knowledge" abit here and there laa. and watched my colleagues play. Definitely exhausted on Friday as we reached home around 1am, followed by a 9.30am to 5.30pm p2 class on Saturday for me. I was super alert the first 2 hours. Subsequently, my head was just drooping and I went into "fishing" mode. Hahaha. I felt sleepy due to the day before and week at work.

I am also grateful at work thus far due to the friendly colleagues and mostly because, I can very much be myself here alike to what my usual self is outside the office. If I were to compare my present firm with my internship firm, the apparent difference is that there's less of a corporate image to keep up with at Pwtc area (which is to me, a very good thing). Hahaha. I felt this much when I was handling my client's audit at the same building with my internship firm at Klcc area. It was evident, the differences which I could realize. Even the air is different. Haha

Today, I started the conversation first and my deskmate was different. Something I could feel deep down that was different today, we could talk casually like friends do and did not give out the temperamental cold shoulder to each other that we have had occasionally. He also calls me by my "twin's" name, apparently I have a "twin" now at the firm. Zzz. Haha. I don't know what will happen tomorrow or the remaining days to come. However, I know that should I ever leave, I would always apologize to him for the first day because I was being unnecessarily cold and quiet to him that day. My awkwardness has caused me to act that way which I honestly felt apologetic later on. Strangely, I was friendly to everyone else except him. After that day, I promised to be a better colleague. But then, he carried on to treat me that way on certain occasions afterwards for some reasons (of which some I could guess and some, which I truly did not understand). I was okay with him not being ok with me if I did something that upset him but not okay when he did so simply based on someone else's reactions and I could tell intuitively, his baseless assumptions. But after today, I felt slightly better about this whole differences we are having. I really wish to clear these differences once and for all and 'Can't we be like normal deskmates?', is what I'm quietly asking for.

Can't wait to go Genting this weekend and no Saturday classes to attend. Phreee!!

Time to bath and head to bed. :))

Saturday, July 15, 2017

2nd week

This ongoing thing makes me feel uneasy, sad sometimes and stressed inside. The sinking feeling when that person is judging me ocassionally based off someone else's reactions and emotions while all along, I just want to know you better. I'll have to constantly remind myself to handle matters like a grown up when it comes to people and their hearts.

Anyway, the week at work was an eventful one. Completed my first stressful job after staying back at the office til 9.30pm on Tuesday for discussion with my accompanying senior and waking up early in the morning to get the working papers done. Wow, I was so glad to close the file til the expected queries are brought forward in future. Til then.

My second job was a breeze at my client's office. Its surprising that a colleague of mine will open up to me during our job together. It is a heartwarming feeling when someone willingly opens up to you.

Friday ended on a crazy note as the office held at a company dinner in the occasion of the partner's birthday. It was held at Elegant Inn in a 10-dishes Chinese cuisine style dinner. Dishes were yummy, the atmosphere was a mix of formality and casualness. Surrounded by pretty good company too. Overall, it was a well-organized and enjoyable dinner (minus the table list arrangement). We, the new staffs, definitely felt like the extras when we couldn't find a table with seats enough for 5 despite arriving early. Hahaha. Anyways, towards the end of the event, someone started this 'train line' thingy around the restaurant. As more and more people joined in the crowd, the line became longer and longer. While music was playing, we were following to the beat and singing out loud to the lyrics. It was definitely a cheesy yet a ber-bonding moment. :) There was an angpow giveaway session to us as well and woww!! I felt lucky. The amount I received was the biggest angpow I ever had in my life leh. Jaw dropped a while when my colleague pulled out the notes from his angpow. He and I received the same figure. To keep it a suspense, its a 3-digit figure. My other colleagues also received either a 2-digit or 3-digit figure. Of course the 2-digit one will jokingly fuss a little, like the girl colleague beside me. Hahaha! :)

2moro is a new week at work again and home. Its time to start recapping on my studies after attending the weekly P2 classes as well. Its only I haven't got the mood to do so yet. Hehee.

That's all for now. Ciao!  

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hatyai, work & classes

Hatyai trip with my mom and relatives was all about food, shopping and temples. We went to a few night markets, checked out a shopping mall or two and visited the elephant ride park. There was this restaurant we dropped by for lunch which had a spectacular view of the city from the hilltop. Lovely place for food and ambiance. Food prices were reasonable too whereby we ordered several Thai dishes and in a round table environment.

When my uncle suggested if we would like to visit the elephant ride park, I was very keen to go there. Once we arrived at the park, there was the signboard displaying the prices of various rides and attractions. I was thinking 'How nice if I could try the elephant ride' but looking at the price and doing the mental calculation from thai baht to ringgit, sigh, about RM60 per ride. Ok la, I'll just watch out for the elephants instead. I approached the elephants enclosure lo. At the first sight of the few large elephants either standing in at a fix position or making their 'passenger' trips, I was pretty awed by the sight. Their sheer size alone and large pink ears. Its not that I haven't seen one before, it has just been a long time since I last went to the zoo. Lol. Anyways, mom helped to snap a few pictures for my cousin, me and herself and when we were done, I stood there for quite some time just simply observing the elephants, the saddle on their backs as well as the elephant riders. The longer I stood there, my awed feeling somehow subsided and I was thinking what if these elephants were carrying people against their own will. Having to support the weigh of the tourists that it carries for several trips a day, I suddenly felt no longer keen to ride an elephant now or in future. I guess as we grow up, our perspectives change.


We also stayed in the oldest hotel in Hatyai. Haha. The toilets were in poor conditions. More like, dilapidated so as for our stay, we always left the room lights on when we went to bed and also kept the toilet door half open even as we bathed. I felt a bit uneasy at times and my relatives all shared the same thoughts. Haha. But all in all, it also means we stayed at a historical place since it is the oldest hotel aight? Heritage site. Hahaha. Overall, it was a good short vacation. :) Tomyam in Hatyai was awesome too! :D

I've started working and classes as well. First week at work was a mixture of feelings. Thankful that the colleagues at work are friendly. They have been nice to me (I hope they'll always stay that way!) and I hope I'll get to know each and everyone better. I attended my first class for Acca P2 at Kasturi College yesterday as well. Signed up for it on Saturday itself and tried out the class. Not bad! It's only a stone's throw away from Petaling Street too so we had dinner there. :)

It's been so long since I last watched a compelling drama. I didn't do so during my break earlier so I wanna binge watch some nice shows and read on news during my free time.

Praying for the best and to anyone who reads this, have a good week! Hees :D

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Birthday and Feelings

It is a great time to blog while I'm still free and unoccupied. Hees

My birthday was a great one. A day earlier before 9th June, my mom and I went for the Shakura Skincare treatment as mentioned before. The beautician was a nice lady and her service was good. She would gently inform me before putting a cold mask on my face and so on. The only problem was that it was a 2 hours treatment and halfway through, I wanted to go to the toilet so badly. I could not feel relaxed then and I could not move a muscle on my face since at that point, I was halfway through some sort of cold paste-like treatment applied on my face. What I did? I prayed for time to tick faster la. I tahan-ed. By the time the whole treatment was over, I was so happy and rushed to the nearest Aeon toilet. When I returned to the centre, I didn't know that my mom went off separately to the restroom too shortly after me. I waited..waited.. So did my mom's beautician. After about 15 minutes or more, I didn't know why it took my mom so long so I texted her. When my mom finally returned, like I'd expected, my mom's beautician started promoting their products and packages. We were in a rush as I had a dinner appointment with my friends later on. My mom and I decided to inform her that we'll think about it. After all, truthfully, we couldn't afford the treatment packages. It was expensive and on a long term basis. But the faces of the beauticians when they knew it was no, honestly, I started feeling a lil' sad deep down. Before we left, they gave us free Shakura product samples. My mom then took out a plastic and inside it was some wrapped items in newspaper. You could guess. Mugs/Cups. I asked my mom what are those for? My mom said she bought it for the two beauticians whom treated us since their service was so good la. At that moment, my heart felt a lil' warmth by mom's kind thoughts. That explains why she took so long to 'go to the toilet'. I passed to them those mugs and said it was from my mom besides thanking them for their good service. Initially, they declined. Instead, my beautician asked me to come back again. We convinced them to accept the small little gift. As we rush to leave Aeon, in the car, I was thinking about how I always thought free items are awesome. See, I felt the guilt then that free items, are they awesome? Not always true. I wondered how these beauticians were paid. If receiving free items and not securing any 'business' after that meant robbing off their livelihood / pays. I felt bad for them. Either way, it was a good first-time experience receiving these treatment. I also felt happier when I thought about my mom having given them something as a form of appreciation for their service. Mom's the best!

Okay, then, I rushed home to take a quick bath and left for dinner. Lee Mee, Ee Vern, Wan Siang and I had planned for a casual outing that night. Dinner and movie later afterwards. I was going to be a bit late due to the traffic jam so I texted Vern and called Lee Mee. When I reached there, surprisingly, Vern, Lee Mee and another friend showed up, Suet Leng. I thought she was not free to go out with us. After sitting awhile and the table was being set up, I drank the soup served at Daorae. Their soup is Yummy! by the way. Hehe. While in the midst of busy savouring the tasty soup, I felt all my friends either turning around or looking in a particular direction so I did the same la. Kepoh ma. Suddenly, I saw Kitkat and Wan Siang approaching me with a lit-ted candle on a cake. Aww. I was a bit stunned at that time (Kitkat, what are you doing here? was the thought in my head. She's from Malacca by the way). I was shocked til I was covering my face and bursting into heaps of laughter la. Suet Leng recorded the video of my surprised face and the next few reactions. All of them laughed when re-playing the video. Anyways, it was a surprise which I did not see it coming! After a filling dinner, we went to watch Baywatch. It had a lot of 18+ jokes/ moments la but overall, it was still quite nice and funny! That night, Kitkat and Vern stayed over at my house before I drop Kitkat off at the train station the next morning la. (Ohh, I found out that she actually had some things to settle at Kampar the next day too and all my friends had secretly worked out this plan to suit us all). Felt touched definitely.

The celebration did not stop there. Hees. Okay. It did, for a while. During the noon, I slept the entire time like a piggy. Old dee. In the evening, my parents took me out for dinner as a birthday treat. They asked me where I wanted to go, I thought why not go to where they want to go so yes, my cousin's lok lok shop. Paloh Lok Lok, so we had lok lok there and chit chatted with my uncle and cousin's family. Mmm. Felt thankful indeed.

Chatted on the phone with Elaine the next day as well. It has been ages since I catch up with her using the house phone (I think the last was in Form 6. hehee) so we chatted la since she was back in Ipoh. That evening pulak, I went out with Mae Jean to accompany her for dinner at McD. I had my supper and we continued to chit chat even more. That's why, my mouth that day moved non-stop. I felt I talked a lot with those two la. Hahaha. It was a happy day to catch up with these two peeps. :D I felt happy to have been able to catch up with my other friends on whatsapp, etc. those few days too. :))

Other than that, I have been lounging at home these past few days except Thursday where mom and I went out for the day. We went to Greentown, Parkson (a quick shopping for some clothes) and then off for lunch with my mom's girlfriends. Haha. I enjoy being with these aunties. They always have so much to say, agreeable sentiments and it's interesting sometimes to just sit there; listening to them talk even if I was not actually talking (which was not always the case. I was talking with them too). It isn't even a bore because one aunty always asked me 'Girl, you not bored ah hanging out with us?' She always thinks that their topics would bore me out. In fact, it was nice and fun to be with them. Hehees :D

Now for a much deeper thought, do you ever feel sad just looking at your parents? I did. After receiving a call for an interview on Wednesday, it suddenly occurred to me that yup, one month plus has passed in such a daze and I can't say that I enjoy being at home doing nothing sometimes too. At the same time, it made me aware of the time I had at home and I know one day I'll be leaving these two 'lovelies' at home. Hehehe. I can't help but worry and feel concern for them. Will they be alright? Will they be bored with the 3 of us siblings not around? These thoughts made me feel a sinking feeling when I think like that so I always pray and hope that they'll be alright, happy and healthy. I have not got the confirmation on the details of the interview so I've not informed them either. It feels sad to think that I'm / I'll be leaving home more permanently this time.

As for the rest, starting to feel lazy to connect my thoughts in connecting sentences now. Let it be disjointed if it comes to that. Heh. I watched The Mummy with my parents the other day. Ohnoo. They spoilt the fun-filled, funny and adventurous series into a dark, kinda scary-ish latest sequel. The first 30 minutes was pretty exciting for me and after a certain aeroplane scene, it went downhill from there laa. The plot became illogical and why, the creepy feel throughout the show. Another thing is with the latest movie trailers that has been coming out lately, why is it that the movies nowadays aren't stuck to one theme? Why would a director mix sci-fi with horror? Family and thriller? Its becoming a bit off as it leaves the movie with no clear set of direction for the film. Aiseh

Lastly, when I read the news about Nhaveen, I could not help but feel sympathy for him and his mother. What he has gone through. I read the first article during the midnight itself. I wasn't sure if it was the lack of sleep (the past few days of late nights up) or the article, which brought me to tears. I didn't cry but I felt tears in my eyes as I read the words brain-dead, burn marks and sodomized. The last news article that really affected me was one that read the custody battles over the children of the two mothers and their different faith/ religion husbands. That was a pretty long time ago. Heh. I remember one kdrama used to say news have two key aspects. Impact and facts. This must have been more of the impact side for me la.

I want to bake too. Everytime I look at pictures and recipes on the internet, I have the inspiration to bake and all. Yet, I do not have the proper tools, especially an oven. T.T I should learn to cook too. I don't even know how to cook a proper chicken.

Okay. I wrote so long in this post. It's meant to be kept as my diary so, if you sit through everything, that's amazing. I should prevent myself from nearing the keypads for now. So cheong hei. Hehehaa. Have a good weekend to everybody! :)