Well, I don’t know why I was out of it for so long. It’s not like I didn’t have anything to blog about… I just didn’t feel like. I guess I created too much of a stir with my previous post. Oops. It’s actually taken me about 5 days to write this one, but hopefully once I press the Publish button, the non-blog jinx would be broken.
Update on the house thing. It’s on hold for now cos the landlady went funny, and quite frankly I overspent the cash I was meant to put down on the crib after that. My mum seems to have calmed a bit, but I know deep down she still doesn’t want to. I’ll wait till we find another place before I bring it up again, but thanks for all the advice.
Anyway, life’s been pretty good. Got paid 2 weeks ago, and I was more than happy with the new figure (considering my miserable amount from service year). I was very surprised though, when Big Bro wrote my account balance on my Facebook wall. It was just creepy. Apparently gist travels. FAST. By the weekend, more of my friends were congratulating and stuff. The height was Tuesday or so, when a dude I hadn’t spoken to in yonks wrote it again for me on my wall. I’ve never been one of those people who’s felt the need to hide my salary, but it’s weird. So, with the new cash on hand, I started my enquiry into the 3 gadgets I’ve been craving since my 400 level back in the beginning of 2006: An iPOD, a new phone and a laptop. And not just ANY laptop, a wide-screen, super fast baby for all my design programs.
So far so good, after 2 months of planning and deliberating, I closed my eyes and put a down-payment on… AN N95, baby! It’s… all I’ve ever wanted *sniff*, AMAZING camera, wonderful sound, and lots of themes for me to play with :-). I touch it like, every 10 minutes ( I don’t think my brain has accepted its reality yet)The battery COULD be better, but I don’t really mind charging every night. Of course, when I’m getting off the staff bus at night to make the short walk to my house, that phone becomes incognito *nudge, wink*. I still hold my crappy old one in case the owners want to come for it. Which reminds me of something else I’ll also get to in a minute. I also got an ipod classic, and a couple of people have asked why I would want one… Cos, HE-LLO, I have about 3000 songs that would NEVER fit onto any memory card, and quite frankly, with the new ipod, I can watch my DVDS. BOOYAH!!!
Work’s been very bleh though. Work-wise. But I find I’ve warmed a bIt more to the environment a bit more. Each day’s a blur of browsing, learning new design tricks and shamelessly adoring others, bread/bolly nibbling, playful harassment, fighting the cold, pleasing the ‘higher powers’ and praying for 7pm. Fridays approach pretty quickly now. Can’t believe 3 Fridays have come and gone. But like I always say these days (I’m trying to be ultra positive), I can’t complain. I get a free ride to work in the morning, a not-so-stressful-albeit-dull job, free ride back. Problem is the sitting. Can’t stand sitting down most of the day.
Personally, I admit I’ve been on a rollercoaster of emotions. I went through what I’m dubbing the ‘Pre-Life Crisis’, where Viva and I were sort of panicking about how we were so young and already following this routine of a lifestyle. We had a burst of enthusiasm where we then declared we would be each other’s life coach. That mood passed *eye roll*. Then I was happy, and content, and in love with the world. Then, of course, there was the occasional twinges of loneliness and confusion and self doubt… Brought about by one too many weekends of nothing to do I guess.
On the home front, my sister and I are basically 2 strangers sharing a small space, since we had a very climatic fight a couple of weeks ago, and frankly I’m not in a mad hurry to say more than is necessary. I’m just sick and tired of her attitude.
I haven’t been sleeping too well cos of Certain Som1, but it’s an inconvenience I have no problems with …*nudge, wink*. That’s a story I’m letting stew.
Body image issues have not improved much… as usual, but I’m still working on it. I’m going for the long haul this time.
I’m done doing the ‘I’m Back’ blabbing. I’m back now, and on the move. I have a lot of things to blog about, hopefully I’ll do them before I forget… or lose inspiration again.