I've been neglecting my Instagram, Twitter & Dayre. Lots of things happening but I am just too lazy to post. Maybe I am getting older? Or maybe I am just getting more and more lam nua (lazy) as the years go by.... But I need to buck up and not neglect my blog because this is how I document memories and how my future me will look back and see the experiences I went through instead of just forgetting about them..
Super blessed because I have a lot of holiday trips this year!
- January - Tokyo
- May - Perth
- June - Osaka
- September - Taipei
- October - Perth
- November - Delhi (?)
- December - Tokyo (?)
My good friend, Sangeeta, who moved back to Delhi had a 2nd baby and she's been bugging me to go visit her and her family. She's been asking for 3 years and I have been saying India doesn't have a very good reputation as a holiday destination because of the security and hygiene issues, especially for a woman to be travelling there on her own. Le hubby won't be going if I do go to Delhi because he went to India once for a business trip and got such bad food poisoning, he's scarred for life. Not sure what my parents-in-law will say if I tell them I want to go to India by myself..... ( ⚆ _ ⚆ ) We shall see! The weather in November is cooling and I am looking forward to quash my misconceptions of India! It will be great seeing Sangeeta again cos I miss her so much!
Le hubby and I always wanted to be in Japan during Christmas and New Year because it's fukubukuro (mystery bag) season! I've only been in Japan once over the Christmas season but it was many years ago for a tourleading assignment and I was in Hokkaido. Not a lot of fukubukuro bags to buy there compared to Tokyo. Hopefully we can score cheap tickets and accommodation to make this trip in December happen! If we can go, that will be 3 trips to Japan in a year! WOW! (*/ω＼*)
Wondering why I have so much annual leave to go on holidays? Well, it's been a month since I stopped working! My last day of work was officially on 09 September 2016. I had a great time at CWT for the past 2.5 years and it's time to take a break.
There are a few reactions from people when you tell them you quit your job and is currently not working. I categorize them into 3 different groups.
- The concerned aunties
- The jealous bitches
- The awesome friends
The jealous bitches are a dime a dozen. They are angry and bitter and jealous and
Moving on.. lastly we have the awesome friends are far and few in between but luckily I have them! Like my cell group mates! They are very encouraging and are genuinely happy that I get to take a break for a while and enjoy life without any work stress. They encourage me to be happy and do things I like without being judgmental or jealous (see above point). I will be an awesome friend to someone who decide to quit his/her job to take a break. We spend most of our adult lives working and what's wrong with taking 2-3 months just to take it easy and recharge? To me, it's better than working and working and being burnt out/bitter about life, about work, about people.
Anyway, I've updated my LinkedIn profile and sent out my resume. Hopefully I will be matched to a company with great company (boss & colleagues)! Fingers crossed and I leave it all to God! :)
So on my last day of work, I went for lunch with my 2 favourite colleagues Anne & Joslyn! They bought me a bouquet of flowers as a goodbye present. Super sweet of them!
Pretty flowers ~ヾ(＾∇＾)
The two people I will miss the most!
I bought cheesetarts as a goodbye gift for my colleagues!
The queues are still insane so I used LaborMe to deliver to the office.
Saying goodbye to my desk at work!
I was working up till the last minute! I was supposed to do my exit before 5pm but I was so busy that I could only do it at 5.45pm and I only left the office around 6.30pm. Totally not like a 'last day' behavior right? I believe in putting in my best at work even if it is my final day. I was rushing to finish as much as possible so my replacement will not have so many things to follow-up on when I am not around anymore.
Le hubby came to pick me up and we went to Orchard for dinner with Santi guniang who happened to be in town for the weekend to attend a friend's wedding! We met up with Nat & Ray too!
Dinner at Wisma's Omakase. Best best best!!! o(〃＾▽＾〃)o
We happened to bump into the boss and chatted with him for a bit! Haven't see him for a long while and it's nice that he remembered us! He shared with us that he's opening a new dining outlet and will be introducing membership for his regular customers! Wheee! Sounds super exciting! Can't wait!
After dinner we decided to go for desserts! Since Santi is seldom in town, we drove to Sunshine Plaza for ice-cream and waffles at my favourite dessert place.. MERELY'S!
After dinner we decided to go for desserts!
Since Santi is seldom in town, we drove to Sunshine Plaza for ice-cream and waffles at my favourite dessert place.. MERELY'S! When we arrived, we were too full to order waffles so we just had ice-cream! Hahahaha!
Btw, I am ordering Merely's ice-cream for my birthday party!
Hope my guests will love them as much as I do!
What have I been up to for the past 1 month?
Well, I was planning for my upcoming birthday party, I went on a trip to Taipei, I cleaned up the room, I sent out a lot of postcards on Postcrossing and did a lot of postcard swaps on Instagram. Eat clean, go for morning walks, watch Netflix.. Just chillax and relax.
Super excited for my birthday party! This is gonna be a big one and I will stop having parties until maybe I am 50 years old? Hahahahahaha! From next year on, I will try to go for a holiday or staycation during my birthdays!
Everything is pretty much settled..
- Guest List ✓
- Venue rental ✓
- Buffet Caterer ✓
- Ice-cream ✓
- Decorations ✓
- Games & Prizes ✓
WHY WHY WHY~!! (⌯˃̶᷄ ﹏ ˂̶᷄⌯)ﾟ
But I am happy that she finally got her wish to work in Los Angeles and be with her boyfriend. Young love! And it's also a great opportunity to be able to live abroad for a while and gain more experiences. She's most probably coming back during Chinese New Year so I have to wait for a few more months before I can see her again. Hai.