Wednesday, July 27, 2005

For the Want of A Social Life...

I'm up to Week 6 of my 'Speak Spanish in 3 Months' book, and I'm nowhere closer to speaking the language. I've studied the rules of verb conjugation for the present tense, present participle, past participle and perfect tense, how to use the possesive adjectives and pronouns, interrogative and relative pronouns, among others, and revised them often enough, but even after all that, I find I can read and understand passages much ealily as compared to trying to form sentences by myself. It frustrates me to no end! And now in my current Week, I am stuck with reflexive verbs. I just don't get it! Aarrgghhh!!

With that said, 705, aka. the social committee here at work, is putting up a BINGO Night every Wednesdays to raise funds for up-coming social gatherings. I'm quite sure there are loads of people out there who would balk at the idea of spending an evening with colleagues after a whole day of seeing them, but I feel that possibly due to the size of the company and the nature of our jobs, most, if not all of us are pretty relaxed and fun-loving and we get along quite well, so this get-together has actually sparked a pretty positive interest... Ok, BINGO's about to begin. I better go buy my lucky cards hehehehe...

Friday, July 22, 2005

Benvenuto? ...Bienvenito!

Sheila came back to work all bronzy and full of smiles... why?? She'd been to Spain! Arrghhhh!! I could kill her. Showed me photographs of aquamarine waters and Spanish Villas perched at the tip of cliffs overlooking the crashing waves. She tried to 'defend' herself by saying it was unplanned and that they (fiancé and her) were meant to fly to Italy to meet his parents, but had to 'settle' for Spain coz mama and papa had already made other plans. BAH!!!

Monday, July 18, 2005

It's Now or Never

The time has come for me to make that crucial decision that will change the way I live for at least the next 3 years... It's terribly exciting and I can almost 'smell' my new life!! Broke the news to my best friend about me wanting to jump ship and she was thrilled beyond words... that's why I love her to bits... she's always supportive of whatever I do... within reason of course. She understands my need for adventure and exploration, and she's glad that I'm stepping up to the plate and embracing this opportunity. If all goes well, I'll be calling Dubai home till 2009 and from there, who knows... I might finally be able to do my TESOL and teach English, starting in Dubai, and then the rest of the world!! Ok, I'm feeling a little drunk on euphoria... everything's so up in the air, but it's something for me to work towards... It's now or never... Au contraire, if I don't get hired I'll be downright disappointed... but, I'm not about to spend the next few years wondering 'what if...'. Wish me luck!!

Friday, July 15, 2005

A Wedding Brought Us Together... Again

Received photos of the much anticipated wedding I attended in July. I can't help looking at them over and over again... mainly because most of my school friends whom I've not seen in ages, some for more than 10 years (and miss very much), were there. It was a reunion to remember. I was struck by how easily we were able to fall back into that familiarity we had with each other when we were 12/13 year olds... it felt like we had just picked up where we left off after all these years. My only gripe would be that not everyone was able to make it back... especially my dearest friend, who was stuck in Melbourne with whatever it is Medic students do :p I still have this pact that all of us (i think there were more than 20 of us) signed when we were about 15, to meet up again in 10 years, even if we were half way across the globe. And be it coincidence or fate, most of us actually managed to! It was a trully beautiful reuinion made even more special because 2 of us found the person they knew they wanted to be with for the rest of their lives. Congratulations, Mich and Ngeow! I love you guys!

The happy couple...

... and the crazy bunch