Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The first hint that I am not in Australia any longer drove past me as I was waiting for the driver to bring the car. A ute with an open tray packed with about 15 people drove past. Try driving out of an Australian International Airport with people sitting unrestrained in the back of a ute and see how far you get. Didn't look that dangerous maybe we are being to paranoid? I guess it would be a different story if said ute hit something. The other difference worthy of note was the humidity. Darian would hate it! On a scale of 1-10, Melbourne at its worst is a 2, Brisbane is about 5, Gladstone can get to 7 but I think this place could get to 10 without blinking. If you could breath underwater I think this is what it would feel like. The air is thick. Hard to explain! I quite like it and could instantly feel my skin softening.
I checked into my hotel with very little fuss, dropped off my bag and went for a walk (to find food mostly without success). I ended up back at the hotel where I ordered food at the Mooi Chin. Yum Watermelon juice and vegetable noodles. I have to make an effort to order something that I haven't had at home (I want to be adventurous... the worst that could happen is that I don't like it and even then I have learnt not to order it again). I did have a look at the "Western Cuisine" section just to see what was there... Ox Tongue? Who really eats Ox Tongue? I am absolutely not eating that... ever.
I have been here now for 3 days. I am here for training and have been learning heaps which is good... productive anyway. I can't help being super excited being in another country. I went to see the Merlion who is far larger than I thought he would be. One of the ladies from work took me for a walk to the aqueduct where it stands over the water. Yesterday I went to Orchard Rd shopping district. I think you could walk from one end of Singapore to the other without ever leaving the shopping malls they are so expansive and interlinked. Just amazing! I wish I had more money because I would have bought so much stuff!!!
Anyway I am at work now and the girls have just arrived so I had better go and learn some more.
Love to all!
Merlion Shopping mall Big city Darian's B'day Spicy food Cold room!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
On lighter news I am running around like a crazy person trying to get everything together for when I go away. So excited about my trip! Which is why the story above is so frustrating... and why I should be working and not blogging!
Love to all!
Singapore Big a/c minimal skill Apples Umbrellas New Stationary Sleep in!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
What am I signing myself up for? Some of my girlfriends and I decided to try Bickram Yoga. The process, which just for the record involves 90 mins of yoga in a room not unlike a sauna set to 40 degrees C, is supposed to rid the body of toxins. I am not completely convinced that sweating out all the water in my body is the same as releasing toxins and to be honest, when taking into consideration all the bad stuff I put in my body, the fact that I am still alive suggests that my body is getting rid of toxins just fine without me stuffing with it. Still as an absolute test of human endurance this was a fun experience and I will absolutely do it again. I do remember staring at the roof during the program and thinking Oh sh*t how much longer? I am never doing this again! As soon as it was over and I was in the cool down room I wanted to do it again... go figure? Have to say though that all I wanted after was salt and water... maybe I lost a little too many electrolytes (Sorry I don`t actually know what an electrolyte is).
This is all in aide of my new job, new outlook, new fitness regime, which I am sure I will stick to this time. I have been to the gym even! Yeah I hope you are impressed. I discovered that the treadmill has inbuilt TV and I did a little damage to myself because I wanted to finish the episode of Neighbours that I was watching (don`t judge me!) so ran for an extra 15 mins when I am normally super lazy. After all this *health* stuff I am absolutely exahsted.
Since leaving the big T (... Thank got for That because I wont have to Take another angry customer Telephone call ever again and That makes me Terrific Thanks for asking!) and starting my new job, I have been praised for a job well done, given a new laptop (and an old one that converts to japanese characters for no apparent reason and for some reason does not appear to have a double quotation mark?), no one has said a curse word (not even cr@p!) and I haven`t wanted to cry once! I don`t know really what to do with myself because my training doesn`t start until the week after next but I am liking the job already! So far I have just been doing normal admin stuff like buying lunch for a board meeting, putting newsletters in envelopes etc. I have been told that I am not a secretary and making coffee will not be part of my normal duties but for now I don`t mind doing it. Lots of reading on company policy and anti-law-breaking guidelines. After 81 slides on compliance I am feeling a little sleepy.
Anyway that is what is new on this front.
Old Shoes New Job Sweat WoMD Swimming lessons TFIF!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We went camping on the weekend in Sorrento. Very fun time! We went with some people from work and had fun in the sun and on the beach. Water was too cold to swim I don't care what everyone else says. Its funny because our tent was so ridiculously small compared to everyone else's but it was nice. I really enjoyed our trip, got really sun-burnt so had to go to work today looking like a lobster and super cranky that I wasn't still on holidays!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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It’s scarcely the best place to mention this, but...
*giggles* nerd humour!
And in other news, we are officially in our new apartment. I had to take the day off work so that the maintenance people could come and fix the carpet and holes in the wall - makes me sound like I am in a slum but I think it is more representative of how strict the real estate are! Telstra came to connect the phone too so I will have internet tomorrow! The apartment is absolutely perfect! The sun has been shining in all day through the big glass windows. The cats have been hanging out in the sun and the fish are... well the fish are fish and don't seem to be that interested in anything outside their glass world. I am moderately happy to report that we only had one casualty during the move - he was a Borneo catfish - unfortunately the water is a little too alkaline and he got a bit of a shock. Actually I guess from his point of view it was more dramatic than a bit of a shock but the others seemed to cope OK. We went semi-crazy at Ikea on the weekend and came back with a bookcase, coffee table and finally a bed. Yes! We are off the couch! Not yet because they had sold out of the mid-beam and we don't technically have a mattress yet but definitely in the right direction.
I wanted to share my quote of the week:
"Coffee [is] only a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your slightly older self" - Terry Pratchet
Does he know that he has the most twisted mind in the world? I have been reading heaps of disc world and I think Darian is getting sick of hearing about the ins and outs of Ankh-Morpork.
P.S. if there is anyone in the QV building with the same isp and modem as me will you please change your password because it is the same as mine and is confusing my computer. *laughs*
xox Love to All!
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