New Year

Every now and then a fusion of sparks light up the cloudless night.  Music and cheers echo from a distance away. 

Daron is online.  Those who aren’t online are either out partying or simply avoiding from being online so others would think that they are actually out partying.  ha! 

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I wonder what next year will be like?  These things I’m grateful for: family, friends, job (though I’ve quit it), God.  I hope next year I’ll still have those. 

We had a barbeque at my neighbor’s.  It was nice.  I got to hang out with the Malaysian students.  Probably my last time to hang out with them before leaving for Sabah on the 7th.  Yes, I’m leaving Thailand on the 7th of January, 2009.  I’ll only reach Tamparuli on the 9th though, since I’ll be going to Sandakan to meet up with Julios and Renie.  The two hot brothers.  I’ll be around and about in the land below the wind for less than two months before boarding yet another flight to a distant land.  I shall not name this destination just yet.  I don’t want to be feeding coal to an already burning fire. 

So for those whom I won’t see again, this is an early farewell to you.  Bubye now!  I love Thailand and I will certainly return to the land of smiles… to meet my friends and to SHOP!

This is a timeline dedicated to my hair.

If you see carefully my hair never actually changed… well you can’t tell in the picture of me in the blue camouflage

Enjoy your new year while it lasts! 

okay i'm taking a break

I woke up just in time to say good bye to my brother who was leaving for Sabah. I thought I won't join them to the airport since I'll be seeing him in about a week or so.

I just finished my really late rush. Everything is just so late today, thanks to me for going to bed late last night... ehhehehe watched a really old movie "Duets" - boleh tahan juga...

what break am i taking? I've been sifting through junk belonging to both me and lem, and I'm not done yet.

anyway: here are pictures of my first and probably the only trip to Chok Chai Farm: http://www.farmchokchai.com/en/agri_bis/farm_export.asp#

my boss brought the whole office, and the secretaries in the office's immediate vicinity

my steak!!! - we ordered "setik lek" which means small steak... tapi ini pula yang datang...

dustin - you left. thanks for coming over looking for food. you're a jerk, most of the time, but i think i still love you? i don't know what switz is doing in the picture.

one more weekend!

First things FIRST

Congratulations Lerie and Bayu!!

Lerie and Bayu were really great friends of mine from college.  We were in SC together, etc (can’t really remember what other extra curricular activities we were involved with). 

I remember this one time, it was raining heavily and I was on my way back to the dorm.  I bumped into Lerie, who was drenched… and later on Bayu… who was looking for her in the rain.  Such a sweet couple :) 

Here are some picts from the wedding

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Going out for lunch later.  My boss is bringing the whole office for a meal.  

how many more days?

how many more days to my good friends’ wedding?

how many more days before my mom and brother arrive?

how many more days to christmas?

how many more days before new students arrive?

how many more days to new year?

how many more days before the English Proficiency Exam?

how many more days to me leaving Thailand?

i don’t know how i’m going to bring my room mate back…

she’s stuck to my wall…not me

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I Try So Hard

I’m counting down to the very last day of work, what does that make me?  I did enjoy my work, and I am still enjoying it.

I’m trying to write a blog post here but a prospective student’s father is chatting with me.  WHERE DID MY LIFE GO?

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He was walking down the aisle.  Not disturbed by the perturbed glances thrown by students eyeing the cheese bun he is chewing nonchalantly.  From afar he makes out the shape of the lady whom he despises.  She walks towards him swiftly, raises her eyebrows, and asks “when are you leaving.”  The man, being polite, replied to her, “the seventh.”  Upon hearing his response, the lady pulls an agitated face. 

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I could have just said, “it’s none of your business” or just walked away without saying anything.  She thinks I’m arrogant and snobbish, but I haven’t the slightest clue what wrong I did to her.  I hope she _________________

I need a backrub.

Even Celebrities Fall

Last night I’ve had my third fall – to date.  It ranks 2nd in Daron Loo’s Hall of Falls.  p.s. the list of falls in the Hall of Falls is still to be expanded

#1 FALL – 2002?

PMC Tamparuli, Malaysia – A young aspiring pianist was walking towards the grand piano when an unprecedented fall stirred hushed giggles throughout the church.  It is reported that the pianist, who refused to be named, had stepped on an aluminum strip at the edge of the elevated stage where the piano was, slipped, and was on his knees.

#2 FALL – December 13, 2008

MC Church, Thailand – The now aspired pianist was helping clear away props for the AY Christmas production, Bethlehem’s Treasure.  It was done in a frenzy due to the incivility of an imposter (who stole this young pianist’s name,thinks his name is better just because it’s spelt differently).  While walking through a narrow aisle, the victim’s foot got caught in the floor-length curtain, and fell flat on the Styrofoam.  The chief decorator, who was a bystander, commented “the fall was so powerful that the air behind me stirred.”

#3 FALL – April, 2007

Jurong Church, Singapore – After more than a week touring West Malaysia and Singapore, the young aspiring pianist, who also sings on the side, was finally doing their last gig at Jurong Church.  The choir members thought that a good way to mark their final act was to sing shoe-less.  The ladies rid their stilettos while the men took off their shoes but kept their socks on.  This was due to the general assumption that ladies have more well-manicured toes. At the end of the first part of the concert, the young aspiring pianist/singer was walking down the steps of the stage, which had the edges laced with aluminum strips, AGAIN.  Well, he had socks on, and was stepping on aluminum, so go figure. 

More falls to come. 

 

another end

we just got back from the college christmas party. 

this weekend has been really long.  i’m glad it’s over. 

I’m sitting in my living room right now having a facialSnapshot_20081208_1

It’s almost christmas people! :D

So,

I just handed in my resignation letter, ten minutes ago.  My boss won’t see it until Monday next week.  Unless, of course, for some reason she decides to pop by the office over the weekend. 

I though I’d do it late in the evening when no one is about. 

The inevitable end is looming ahead.  I feel like having a countdown clock to mark my final working day.  People usually count down to something they’re excited about.  I am excited about leaving my job, but at the same time there’s that sense of not wanting to let go.  I’ve grown attached to this place.  I should’ve listened to Dael, don’t get TOO attached.  Well, I’d rather be involved than being distant (not that Dael was distant.  Dael please don’t get me wrong, I care for you dearly :D)

Honestly, speaking I’ve been complaining way too much about this job.  I was a downright bitch.  I’m not saying that to get my readers’ attention.  But that’s just how I feel.  I feel that I have a love-hate relationship with this job. 

I’m happy the airport is opened. 

I was at the Theology Club party.  Got a present from Santa Claus but I gave it to a little girl who had one too many misfortunes today.

Happy Birthday King of Thailand!

By the way, welcome back bloghopper.  I kinda missed you.

Fatigue

Sorry Shimona, I went to Bangkok yesterday and I didn’t tell you. 

Things I did at Bangkok yesterday,

1. Accompanied Renie to China Town to get material for Lerie’s Wedding

2. Went to Queen Sirikit Convention Center – These was an Educational Expo there.

3. Went to Phanthip to buy a new cable for my old laptop; bought a silicon protector@kondom for my ipod

4. Went to Platinum and spent 2 hours looking for a dress (not for me)

5. Went to Siam Paragon

Total Travel Time: 14 hours ++ with Julios and Pisonya

right now I’m having a slight fever:

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I wore this fantastic barong on Sabbath

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I don’t have a full body shot.  Will post one up when I get hold of one.