I really really hate the aircon at work because it’s just too freaking cold. I was seen stuffing my nose with tissue throughout the whole day because of the coldness. Everyday I look forward to 5:30pm when I get just room temperature when the aircon goes off. And you know how when you’re suffering from flu, you just feel soooo sleepy.

I had tons to do so I just marched on.

Stayed back a bit after that because I wanted to wait for my sister for dinner. The same happened last night but it didn’t materialise as she was caught up with work at the last minute. I ended up having oats for dinner because I couldn’t think of anything edible to be cooked at that time and too lazy to go out with no company.

Today I was happily walking to the car park to have dinner with her, only to be informed that she couldn’t make it again tonight. I wasn’t going to make myself eat oats again or instant noodles for that matter so I went to eat at the food court alone. I wanted something hot and soupy because it has been a cold day for me. Settled for Korean food because the other stalls didn’t look appetising to me.

The lady who attended to me was a Korean and I so wanted to converse in Korean with her but then by the time I wanted to think of how I should make up a sentence, I couldn’t think of one. I know how to say the name of the food, how many, but I just didn’t know how to link those words together to actually say a proper sentence in that instance. I ended up speaking in English.

Anyway, after I finished eating and still not feeling very pleased with my inability, I went up to the same lady who was still at the cashier and said, “안녕히 계세요”, which means goodbye (Selamat Tinggal). I just wanted to connect to her you see? She replied, “네, 안녕히 가세요” Goodbye (Selamat Jalan).

I was beaming to myself.

Wake Me Up When September Ends

A primary school classmate of mine when we were studying together during Primary 1 and 2 found me on Facebook. After Primary 3, we started to lost touch because she had moved to KK. She still remembers my Chinese name and I’m so happy she still remembers me.

I got most bookings done and itinerary planned for my trip so my stress level is reduced to a safe level now.

I need to start sleeping earlier now that the big chunk of work is done.

Tomorrow is a new start.


Planning a Holiday

I’ve been staying up really really late for the past few nights to plan an itinerary from scratch, researching and referencing other itineraries I can find on the Internet, personalised and customised it to suit my family’s needs.

With a relatively short amount of time as compared to what a normal itinerary would take and that the travel date is approaching, it doubles the stress. Because I have so many places that I want to go but I cannot be that greedy because it’s just not going to fit into the short time that we have. I’m only choosing the “must-do” and “must-see” and that itself is also difficult because there are too many “must-do”and “must-see”. ARGH!!!

I’ve been going in circles for days already into which place I should go, what time it starts/end, how one activity/place connects to the other. I’ve finally completed the rough overview, with some details of the places I really want to go and which cost a bomb. But because I think I’m going there once so I might as well just spend and go.

I have 3 hotels booked already for a period of one week since we’ll be moving around to one town to another. There is another hotel that I need to book but my brains are not working anymore so I’m going to do that tomorrow. It just feels like I’ve been looking at all the hotels that are available in that city/town. Reading reviews…comparing rates. Mind-numbing. Booked two domestic flights. Booked one cave tour. Booked a half day excursion. These were tough decisions, I hesitated for a long time before hitting the “purchase” button online. My credit cards are already hitting the limit….but thank God that it’s claimable. (ha!)

I hope the weather will be fine. Not too cold.

I hope everything goes as planned.

I hope my choice of accommodation satisfies everyone in the family. It’s a tricky one…must be comfortable but cannot too expensive. If it’s just me, maybe I could just do with basic but good.

The major ones are done…so now I got to break it down in details. How long each place would take, which attractions to connect to, where to eat (oh my god..).

My Raya holidays are spent on planning and there wasn’t a single house that I visit. That is so sad. Worked one day of the three public holidays I was entitled to. Tendered my resignation..which turned out to be a little draining…so much so that I’m not really tuned in into being excited about a new phase and the change that would involved. There will be lots of answering to be done next week.

My mind is just a little tired to really feel happy or excited or sad. I’m just TIRED!!! and trying very hard to stay afloat around the many things that are happening….which is the reason why I told myself that I’m going to book everything today…hotels, flights so that I can have a peace of mind tomorrow.

It’s bedtime.

No matter how tired I feel right now, I’m still grateful for the opportunities that I have in hand. To go for this holiday and to have a better job offer.