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[13 May 2008|07:06pm]
I'm sorry I haven't written in a long time, first of all I got carried away with facebook and then I just got busy. But the good news is, I'm on my way to Europe soon for a holiday, yay! Can't wait for a holiday, looking forward to experiencing the world instead of doing the whole 9-5 slog every day. Yay for holidays!
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New Job!! [13 May 2007|12:30pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Woo hoo, I have a new job!! One that doesn't require travel but I still get to interact with people, yay!! No more driving to Mandurah and hello to catching the train to Perth every day. Other pros are I have more flexibility in choosing what hours I work and when I take lunch etc. Plus more predictability/autonomy in the work I am doing. Yay for research!!

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mmmmmm [29 Jan 2007|09:32pm]
[ mood | peaceful ]

I have a feeling this year is going to be better than last year. I already had an awesome holiday and visited the beach way more than last summer plus this year we have definately had a real summer. The last few days have been so damn hot!! Makes me wish I could go to the beach every day instead of going to work. ahhhhh, that would be the life!! ok i will stop dreaming now...

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Robbie and John [25 Oct 2006|12:09pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Q. What do Robbie Williams and John Edward have in common?

A. They are both coming to see me in November!! Ok, well i guess _technically_ I am going to see them, but hey its near enough. Plus my birthday is in November as well so November should be a great month. Woo hoo!!

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My pet [15 Aug 2006|03:37pm]
So cute!!

my pet!
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Major quiz [15 Aug 2006|03:07pm]
Hmmm, this one is fairly accurate, until about the 5th listing...amazes me how a computer program like this can be so accurate from a small series of questions!

You scored as Journalism. You are an aspiring journalist, and you should major in journalism! Like me, you are passionate about writing and expressing yourself, and you want the world to understand your beliefs through writing.






























What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
created with QuizFarm.com
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Sunny Days... [19 May 2006|03:04pm]
[ mood | content ]

I haven't felt this good in a long time. Feeling calm, relaxed, content, happy.... and I haven't even done any meditation!!
Ever since 3 weeks ago, I have felt a lot better than I have felt since the start of the year. I've been feeling more confident at work and even though I'm still really busy, I've been a lot less stressed about it than I was before. And I'm not quite sure why but I hope it continues like this for a long time! Then yesterday I found out my partner now has a full time job!! That's the icing on the cake really. Thinking back to earlier this year and most of last year, I was pretty negative about life and pretty stressed, at times I would say I was almost depressed. But now I don't get up in the morning dreading going to work. Even though I'm still tired and my body still aches a lot, I do actually enjoy my work. I still find it difficult to take lunch breaks because I feel the need to just get the work done as soon as I can, but sometimes I have found that by the end of the day I don't have that motivation so I sometimes leave early and say "what the hell, I'll do it next time". Leave early I hear you say? Yes, actually leave early!! Well I don't feel so bad about it because usually everyone else has already left by then anyway, plus sometimes the office gets locked up and I get kicked out at 4pm!!

I just hope this feeling stays here so I can get used to it before something bad happens which makes me forget how to be happy again (e.g. song by Chad Croeger: "something's gotta go wrong cos I'm feeling way too damn good")

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Cute things [26 Apr 2006|09:48pm]
[ mood | jubilant ]

Some cute things for people to look at from my recent visit
to a nice rosegarden in Mundaring. No roses but cute ducks
and a nice birdbath (i want one!) to look at.


P.S. Did I say I love weeping willow trees? So romantic!! :)

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Happiness... [19 Apr 2006|10:21am]
[ mood | gloomy ]

Is anyone ever truly happy with their life? If anyone is, I would like to hear from them. When I look around me, to my friends and family I realise that most (if not all) of them are not happy with their life. They either hate their job or their partner, have no job or partner and want to get one, or are ok with their current lot but wish for something better eg. a better job with more money or less stress (or both), or want for other things, such as getting away from one's parents, renting/buying a place, travelling or buying a car. I think for myself, I am happy with the friends, family and partner that I have but I would like a job with less stress, I would like to buy my own house and I would like to travel. I guess I can live without owning my own home and travelling for a while, but the job stress is something that I would really like to get rid of. I guess some things are just more important than others. The older I become, the more disillusioned I seem to become with life. Bit sad really.

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New Look for 2006 [17 Apr 2006|10:56am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Woo, I've changed the look of my journal and now it looks fab!! I was getting sick of the pink background so now i have a funky blue and yellow background. Plus I've changed my mood symbols from frogs to hamsters. I especially like the ones that move around, like the "bouncy" mood and the "distressed" mood. Very cute.

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[05 Apr 2006|06:22pm]
Ok, so people haven't been updating their journals much lately so I'm bored. Plus I realised I haven't done a proper post for 2006 yet!
What do I have to say about 2006 so far? Well I can say I'm disappointed with the start and the length of our summer. It finally decided to be warm just when I went back to work and then it didn't last very long! I only swam at the beach twice! Work is hectic as usual but at least the majority of people who I work with this year are actually nice people, not like last year. Hmm, don't think I really have anything super interesting to say at the moment...although I do get a week off in oooh lets see...8 days-woo!! technically that's only 6 days of work-yay!

ahhh, time to go back to bed before dinner methinks....snore {:-))
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2005 Quiz [04 Jan 2006|09:40am]
What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
move out of home, live with my boyfriend, walk to the beach whenever I wanted, live independently etc.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I think my resolution was to stress less. I didn't really keep this one. I don't think I'll make any for this year because I never keep them anyway (although I would like to lose weight...)

Did anyone close to you give birth? no

Did anyone close to you die? Yes, my Auntie who was 95.

What places did you visit? Augusta (mid year break) and Melbourne (end of year break).

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? less stress, more walks at the beach.

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 22nd January: I moved out of home. 24th November: My birthday and also the day of my Aunty's funeral.

What was your biggest achievement of the year? Surviving living independently and holding down a new job.

What was your biggest failure? Not knowing how to deal with difficult people at work.

Did you suffer illness or injury? Had the flu once. Ongoing back troubles as per usual.

What was the best thing you bought? ooh, probably a toss up between my bags, my shoes and my skirt&top that I bought in Melbourne :)

Whose behaviour merited celebration? My friends for fun and companionship. My partner for support and solace from work. My family for welcoming me every time i visited home. Also a few work colleagues who were especially supportive during difficult times.

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? Certain people who i had to work with. A friend who left to go overseas and has hardly bothered to e-mail since then.

Where did most of your money go? Food, rent and bills.

What did you get really, really, really excited about? Moving into our new house near the beach, my birthday, going to Melbourne, getting drunk at New Year's eve.

What song will always remind you of 2005? "You had a bad day", "You're beautiful".

Compared to this time last year, are you... happier or sadder? happier
thinner or fatter? fatter
richer or poorer? richer

What do you wish you'd done more of? more walks to the beach. Spending more time with family.

What do you wish you'd done less of? Worrying. Eating chocolate and other nasties.

How will you be spending New Years Eve? Party at my place, then walked to the beach to see in the new year. I was so drunk. It was perfect :)

Did you fall in love in 2005? Yeah, with my new house (and beach!)

How many one-night stands? hello? As if!!

What was your favourite TV program? Neighbours, Big Brother and Everybody Loves Raymond. Also Dawson's Creek, my partner gave me all the seasons!!

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Hate is such a strong word. But i would say that I dislike a few people who i worked with in 2005 (luckily I won't be working with them again this year, thank god!)

What was the best book you read? I don't have time to read books.

What was your greatest musical discovery? Dido and the guy who sings "You're Beautiful"
What did you want and get? A nice house near the beach, a holiday in Melbourne, work for the Ed Dept.

What was your favourite film of this year? didn't see many films. Can't remember any worthy of noting here.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 25, went to a funeral. Two days later I had a picnic at the river then watched the lightning show at the beach later.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Being valued for the hard work that I did rather than criticised.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? Lacking. Throwing together old clothes to try to make respectable looking outfits and sometimes failing!

What kept you sane? The beach. Definately the beach!!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? none

What political issue stirred you the most? The guy in Singapore getting hanged, Chapel Corby in jail, the live sheep trade and wars in general.

Who did you miss? Kimmie and Liz and some friends in Perth who I didn't get to see much.

Who were the best new people you met? a few people at work and Kayt.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: Some people just suck and its pointless trying to blame yourself for their stupid ways.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: You had a bad day.
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So this is 2005... [24 Dec 2005|03:15pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

Ok, so its soon time to end another year. Lets do a brief summary of this year's significant events:

Early Jan: looked for a property to rent in areas near my workplace to be (Fremantle)

Mid Jan: Started working in my new job in Fremantle

Late Jan: Moved out of home!!! To a nice abode with my boyfriend near the beach&river-woo hoo!!

Feb-Oct: work and not much else. Travelling to schools and learned a lot about the real world, ie. what people mean when they say "conflict resolution" in selection criteria. Learned a lot about myself, how I am not as assertive as I would like to be, how I have a lot of self-doubts and can get easily affected by the attitudes and behaviours of those people I associate with closely at work.
Also, WINTER. Cold, windy walks by the beach at the beginning of winter followed by lack of motivation to face the rain and cold mid winter, coming home tired each day having to do housework on the weekend and comfort eating and putting on weight-doh!! i've put on 8kgs this year and I'm not even pregnant. Not happy Jan!!

End Oct: My boyfriend's contract finishes. I come home and the dishes are now done-yay!

Early Nov: The promise of summer appears. Get excited with a few warm pleasant days, only to discover the next week is raining and cold again!

End of Nov:
1)My aunty dies.
2)My birthday.
3)My boss tells me I have been doing my job wrong all year and that I don't have a job next year.
4) I apply for jobs and attend job interviews.
5) I do not get said jobs.
6) I find out I WILL have a job next year after all at my current job (albeit part time).
7) I get a part-time research job to supplement the part time schools job-yay!

December: I renew the lease for another year, buy Xmas pressies and get ready for my trip to Melbourne.

Its been a busy year, I've learned a lot and I survived!!
I think to sum it up, I have learned that nothing in this life is guaranteed, everything is changing all the time, and anything is possible! See ya all next year!!

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Dirt [24 Dec 2005|03:09pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Its amazing, once you live on your own you discover what dirt really is. While living at home, things like the toilet and bathroom never seemed to bother me, probably because they were "magically cleaned" while I wasn't looking-thanks Mum! But now living in my own home, I have developed a keener sense of dirt. For example, sometimes i can't stand to use the toilet another second until it has that nice clean detergent smell again. Also, now when i go to OTHER people's houses, of course I notice the dirt/dust while before I never used to. I remember my boyfriend's mum used to clean the bathroom and rest of the house before i slept over and i used to think why does she bother, i don't care. But now, I can understand why she did!

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Melbourne nightclubs anyone?? [24 Dec 2005|10:05am]
[ mood | excited ]

Hey, since I'll be in Melbourne as of this Monday, can anyone recommend any good nightclubs to go to? ie. Name, location, times open? I like clubs with trance/dance music. Eg. I love the song "Take me away".

Last time I was in Melbourne I only managed to find one nightclub and that was in Chapel St. so this time I'd like to try out a few more at least... any suggestions?

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[15 Dec 2005|06:52pm]
[ mood | hyper ]

ok, guess what?

i have a job i have a job i have a job i have a job i have a job i have a job i have a job i have a job i have a....

Ok, i'm sure you get the picture! yay!! no more worrying about how much i would be getting on the miserable allowance that Centrelink would provide! No more thinking what it would be like to work in a place like Subway or even if they would employ someone with a Masters Degree! Ok, so this job's only part time, same as what I've been doing this year and a bit far to travel but hey, I'll survive. At least now I've learned a valuable lesson, look in the papers for jobs frequently because I never know whether I will have one or not. plus i might find one i like better than the one i'm doing now, you never know! :)

Oh yeah, did i mention that I also have 4 weeks holidays starting from TOMORROW!!! (Paid too, hopefully).

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[11 Dec 2005|07:24pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Something I was pondering today...how does one go from the mind of a child to an adult? It doesn't happen overnight, it is a gradual process I guess. One day you wake up and realise that you are not as carefree as you used to be.

Whilst driving past the cemetery today listening to nice music, I recalled parts of my life that happened when I was a child, and even got a glimpse of the feeling I used to have when I was younger, of innocence .... freshness... wonder .... excitement... without the synicism and tension of the adult life. I suppose that's what full time work (and the worry of not having work to pay the bills) does to you.

I remember I still had elements of that feeling while I was at uni, like when I was just finishing exams and starting the 3 month summer holidays. Ah, those were the days! I wonder how I can recreate that feeling more often. I know sometimes I get that feeling when i go to the beach, that's probably why the beach is my favourite place to go. I wish summer would hurry up and arrive so I can go swimming at the beach again! Although it was quite nice today being engulfed by the wind. I have to make the most of the wind, because soon I'll be complaining about how I can't walk at the beach because its too hot!! Isn't life strange.

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[08 Dec 2005|09:45pm]
Some more photos to make you jealous!

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They say bad things come in threes [26 Nov 2005|09:57am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

What a horribilus week. My Aunty died last thursday, this week I went to her funeral which happened to be on my birthday. As if that wasn't bad enough, like a smack in the face, the day after the funeral and birthday, i find out i definately won't have a job next year! And today i'm supposed to be celebrating my 25th birthday with all my friends. It will be good to have the comfort of my friends at least anyway. What a way to start my 25th year of life, by attending a funeral and losing my job!! It makes me grateful for everything I do have in my life, especially my loving partner, my family and friends, and a beautiful house which is near my favourite place in the whole world, the beach. I am lucky in a lot of ways, i just hope i can get another job so i can stay close to my beach.

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[26 Nov 2005|09:52am]
Something to make everyone jealous, my own private beach!!

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