Y'day was National Day. I had an event and so had to work. Dragged Gene along. He was distinctly unamused.
Next week, I am a duty manager at one of our show flats. So will be on duty from 3 pm to ... dum dum da duuummmm 11 pm.
And the week after, I am on course, which will go on from Thursday to Saturday evening. (expected to end around 5 pm)
As my pal says, "Eh, I thought you stopped being a journalist cos you wanted your weekends back? This is worse than newsroom man. You on duty every weekend!"
But the nice bit about the national day weekend (even though we spent it here and not up north because there was an event) was the sleeping in every morning. Bliss.
And I finally went on the new-ish wakeboard, okay okay we haven't been doing the whole wakeboarding thing very often, with my new bindings, which arrived a few months ago! Let's just say I think I will ache big time tomorrow.
The bewildered faces say it all. We're currently in the midst of watching this Korean movie at G's parents place. It's called The host, and apparently won wide acclaim at Cannes and in Korea in 2006: all i can say is that all of us are going wtf? huh? at the plot.
We're also all coming up with wild suppositions at why the monster is doing the stuff that he is doing and reasons for the weird scenes that appear.
Eg: "eh why lidat" "maybe it storing the bodies so can eat them when in a certain state what" "No leh, it chomped the ones earlier fresh" "I think got babies somewhere"
"can't they shoot it from a distance?" "No lah, its a shotgun"
"wha, a backflip. The monster a bit show-offy hor?"
"who the fuck are those pple!!??"
and finally the one line that said it all - Wylyn in response to the many beer cans being opened during dialogues: "You reckon that this movie was made with some alcohol money?"
anyway, this is the coolest bit at the beginning.
The other bit that is annoying. kena saboed by journo friend and got crucified by bosses this am. Perspectives from the other side. but knnccb. i thought he was a friend.
Anyway. blog again tomorrow. Gotta work. Dragging Gene down too.
Ohhh kaaay. This is truely weird. This is familiar and yet not familiar. I cannot remember any html codes anymore and I have to use the compose page rather than the html page. Wow.
It's been like... what almost a year since I last blogged. Am sure there are no more readers here - but you know what? That's okay, cos I think it's time to get back to this. For me. Moi. My memories.
Gosh knows that my brain is deteriorating faster than blue cheese in a hot room. I can't remember stuff nowadays, I pause in mid sentence cos my brain just took a break and I have no idea what I was just saying. I reckon, this is actually a good way of getting my experiences down on a fairly stable medium (hey, its up in cyberspace and google crashing and losing everything is oh well, a lot less likely than say, me crashing my hard disk for instance.)
Speaking of which... my computer that served me so well in the USA is dying a slow and painful death. It takes 40 minutes to completely start up and do all the scans. It has about 1 MB of free space... you get the idea. It's almost like watching a dear pet die. It's like... sad, but inevitable cos so many memories are tied up to it - as inanimate as it is. Like sitting at the window, looking out into snow... that kind of thing.
Anyway; I reckon I should do a brief update since the last post eh?
1) Yes. I am still working as a PR manager. Am being thrown more curve balls now, gotta help with a retail project now. And its actually causing quite a lot of work and grief. Eg there will be an event this Sunday. National Day. And to think I left journalism to get free weekends and national holidays. Geez.
2) We bought a home. No, its not from my company. It's on the Singapore River. Should be nice. But Arrrgggghhhh we are SO in debt. arrrggghhhhh. I am too freaked to buy stuff anymore. Am feeling guilt everytime I buy something (er, that said, I capitualted after 4 months, I bought gerald durrell to re-read and fables - after an intro to the series from an ex)
Okay okay, I am already anticipating your questions. a) We move in at the end of the year; after the current tenant leaves and we do a spot of renovations b) We signed the deal in March, and it became legally ours on June 22 2009 c) Yes, we will have a spare bed, but call/email first so that we actually er make sure there's less of a mess. d) Yes, am living with my in laws at the moment e) Yes, I am excited but am also freaked out at dealing with Gene's mess again. You know, the walking tornado...
3) The hair has gone from wavy to really curly, bohemian to straight and corporate-y, and a bob (!) Yes, I am one of those women who take it out on their hair when they want a change
4) Since the Nam Hai last year, we have had a few holidays *big cheesy grin*. Including China (I know us, in China. Unbelievable!) where we saw the world's largest turd (ask us in person). But just two weeks ago, we took a week long driving thing in Malaysia! SO unglam right? But my gosh it was fun. The guys got it right with the Malaysia Truely Asia thing. So much great food, culture, art, shopping. Aiyoh. So much fun. Of course it helped that we splurged and went fairly lux. Muahahhahah.
Gah. There is a bottle of cashews sitting on the desk - taunting me.