Thursday, May 11, 2006

Moved for good

I've decided to stop blogging here for good. Maintaining 2 blogs is tiresome and frankly, I prefer blogging in the new space much better than this old blog here. Hence, I've decided to stop posting any entries here since I haven't written anything here at all for the last few months. Oh, there will be the occasional post from me here if I have the mood for it but do not place your hopes up high though. After all, I do not plan on shutting this blog down.

I thank everybody who had visited this blog while it lasted. If anybody should be interested to know where my new blog is, drop me a comment and I might just give it to you. Take care everyone!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

I'm in Perth!

After all the initial excitement and mix feelings while preparing myself for a whole new chapter in my life, I'm finally in Perth! And though I've been here for a week or so and have gradually adapted myself to this new place, there are still moments when I still do feel overwhelmed with the whole thing. There are still moments where I feel being in Perth is just so surreal. Sometimes, my mind still needs to adjust itself to think that I'm already in Perth, especially in the mornings.

The sun rises earlier here in the morning. Whereas back in Malaysia, the sun usually rises around 7 something in the morning and is fully rise by 8 plus. There were so many times where I was sleeping and somehow woke up jumping out of bed thinking that I was late for classes (my brain thinks that it was 8 plus in the morning). But a look at the time tells me that it's only 6 plus or 7 in the morning, to which I would fall back to bed with relieve and tried to continue to sleep.

First week of classes had been a flurry activity of desperately trying to sign up for tutorials. And although I've already planned out my units carefully months before I come over, I find myself changing one my units. I'd decided not to take Cultural and Media policy because 1)it's very, very dry 2) one have to be very familiar with the Australian institutions and their policies for the past 4-5 years 3) I don't think I'm able to cope with it and 4) I don't understand some of the assignments that were asked from us.

It took me nearly 2 whole days to decide whether to change and what unit should replace it if I were to change. After much thinking, I came up with the conclusion that I do not want to stress myself out on my final year doing an elective, instead I should have fun doing an elective that's interesting and more relaxing. Hence, in the end, I changed from the policy class to Documentary. I've missed the first class and tutorial due to the much thought I put into deciding whether to change. But I hope in the following week or so, I'll be able to make up for it. I'm going to study during the weekdays and enjoy myself during the weekends by going out and exploring Perth.

Yesterday was a day of boredom partly because nobody's around to accompany me and I didn't really want to go out alone. And so, alone I stayed at home the whole day. The only thing that could redeem the day itself was the idiot box. Yes, it was desperate measures. It was either the idiot box or the Internet again and frankly, after hours and hours of going online for the past week or so, I'm sort of relieved taking my attention somewhere else, even if it's in front of another but different screen. Hopefully next week, things will get better for me than continuous boredom!

Well, not much things had happened the whole week I'm here save for some cat fights and drama. I don't know why but it seems that people love to drag me into cat fights no matter how hard I stay away from there. I didn't do anything or say anything and before long, I'll be getting feedbacks from others telling me that so-and-so had backstabbed me in the back. Or, I'll get questions like "why you're not on ok terms with so-and-so anymore?". Often times, these questions tell me that I'm the bad guy in the whole scenario which doesn't surprise me anymore, nor did it piss me off. I've grown so accustomed to it all that I'm just indifferent to it. Of course there are times when it does get on my nerves. Isn't it amazing knowing the more you avoid conflicts and confrontations, the more they like to visit you? I wonder if it's something in Leos that attracts drama or if it's just me.

Well, it's 33 degrees now. It's not super hot, yet I'm wondering if I should still go to Freo. And I wonder if ML is up to it. Oh well, we'll see how it goes.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

7 days left

Argh! Exactly 7 days left before I fly off to Perth. There are so many things to pack, so many reminders left for Mum, so many things to do, so little time left. Sigh....

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Gong Xi Fatt Chai!

Gosh...time sure passes by rather quickly. At the blink of an eye and it's Chinese New Year now. Another approximately 3 weeks more and I'm off to Perth. Very, very excited about the whole prospect but yet at the same time, very, very nervous about going over. The fear of whether I'll be able to handle new culture in a foreign place while coping with my studies is always at the back of my mind.
Well, whatever the future may hold, I'll just have to face them bravely with confidence. For the time being, it's better for me to enjoy this Chinese New Year because I doubt I'll be back in time for next year's Chinese New Year!
Here's wishing everybody a prosperous year ahead and Gong Xi Fatt Chai!!
*runs off to enjoy CNY goodies*

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Meme of Four

Got tagged (once again) by Mei for another round of meme. I was actually contemplating not doing anything about it but unfortunately for me (fortunately for all of you), I'm bored out of my mind as it is. So, here it is...the meme of four!

4 jobs you've had in your life
Kindergarten teacher (hard to believe!)
Admin Assistant
Student (does it count?)

4 movies you could watch over and over
The Princess Diaries
A Walk to Remember
The Chronicles of Narnia
Infernal Affairs

4 TV shows you love(d) to watch
Desperate Housewives
Gilmore Girls
Mind Your Language (old, old comedy series)

4 places you've lived
Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Wangsa Maju, KL
Puchong, KL
Kota Damansara, Selangor

4 places you've been on vacation to
Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia
Haadyai, Thailand
Australia (in the future, I'll be travelling around Ozzy during my sem break)

4 places you would rather be
In the cinema
Any shopping mall
Having my favourite Caramel Macchiato in Starbucks while reading a book
A beautiful, clean beach with a beautiful sunset

4 of your favourite foods
Paan Mein
Dim Sum

4 websites you visit daily
The Star Online
Murdoch University (for updates on my departure)
Blogs (does it count?)

4 tagged
Sze Zeng

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!

Another year had come to passed. Can't believe that it's a brand new year now. New opportunities, new horizons, new everything.

I'm not gonna reminisence (sp?) on the past year. Let bygones be bygones. Let the past remain as that. Instead, I'll just continue to look ahead to the future and let God decide on the way I should lead my life.

Bye bye 2005! Here's to 2006 everybody! Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Nearly everything's done

Well, I've gotten my student visa granted already. All the proper documents are more or less done and complete except for the plane ticket, which I'm gonna confirm tomorrow. I've yet to make a list on the things I'm bringing over but that's easily done. All I got to do is sit down and start planning on the things to pack and how to pack them.
Sigh...everything's so surreal now. Going to Australia to further my studies, leaving my love ones back here in Malaysia. In fact, the mere idea of leaving Malaysia seems very surreal to me now. I can't believe it! Another 2 more months and I'll be flying off to a country with different cultures. I'm having so much mix feelings right now, excitement, fear, etc. I just hope real hard that things will go on smoothly for me - before I leave and while I'm there.