Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy New Year!

Only two set resolutions this year. One of them is to be able to do the splits.

Took a 10 week course in aerial silks! I love it soooo much! Unfortunately i dont think i can continue this term. Too busy, can u can tell by my lack of blogging! The other resolution is a secret till its achieved =)

I'm going to do a 30minute post. Where i'll just type to my heart's content within 30minutes!

2012 has been a good year... every year just keeps getting better and better from 2009 onwards. When i got my freedom in the form of a drivers license and a little white car at 18, life was really good. Then I feel like i stopped living for two years 2008 and most of 2009 when i was working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 Upon getting my Australian Permanent Residence, i took a gap year in 2010! Good times, 2011 was also good though i cried a lot and in 2012 i cried less! =P 2011 was hard breaking into the Australian job market, plus my love life was non existent.

2012 I met my Stephen =) And also i got qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Two of my resolutions met! Yay! Hahah. Getting qualified had its stressful and shocking days! Stephen just walked into my life. He and his ex-housemate were very late for the rock climbing Meet Up i organised. Most of us were about to leave but i decided to be a good host and just speak to them for a bit and i intended to leave.

Surprised that i could talk to the both of them and because they dont drive i ended up offering to bring them for dinner. During dinner, i mentioned i wanted to get my rock climbing gear - a harness and a pair of shoes. Stephen used that as an excuse to 'help me' and said he must take my phone number.

Because it was late i sent them back home. Yeah, i know, its like i am the man and they are the ladies! Hahah. Watched a couple of episodes of some British series, during the show, Stephen was helping me research for rock climbing gear. After the end of the second episode, i excused myself. Steve walked me to the table where i placed my handbag and asked me for my number again =) I didnt think much of it at that point and just gave it to him.

I went home. Took a shower and went to bed. The next day, a Saturday he texted me. We chat for a bit till the conversation slowed down. I was busy that weekend, went for a birthday dinner... Not sure what happened next... but somewhere along the way he said that the sale for the harness ends that weekend. I was busy on Sunday as well - a friend is visitng Melb and so i cheekily asked if Steve would get the harness for me! Hahahaha.

And he did! I found out later that he went all the way to the city JUST to get it for me! =) That night i called him to thank him and he just wouldnt stop talking to me! Probably a 2 hour phone call. And we talked every night that week! Went out on Friday and again on Sunday when asked me "Will u be my girlfriend" on the 1st of July =)

Smiling like an idiot writing that =)

In May 2012 a colleague went on maternity leave and i vowed to be in a new job by the time she gets back in September. The Australian football season was also on and would end in October. I vowed by the end of the footy season i'll be in a new job. These two thoughts that crossed my mind stuck. Because i managed to achieve it!

I started the job hunt by registering with recruitment agents. I went for a couple of meetings, they were promising but not fruitful. The talk with them and another few over the phone did help warm me up for questions in interviews.

I scored myself 3 interviews. It is a world of difference having Australian experience. The last interview is the one i accepted and love at the moment =)


Mrs White said...

Sooo happy that things are going well for you.
Miss your posts. But understand your diversion. lol
Give my regards to Steven. Isn't he just the cherry on the Sundae? lol

d3eYanaSam said...

I am so happy for you babe. 2012 is definitely a start to happier life for you. I could see it in your eyes when i saw you that day. Keep in touch ok. See you again soon.

+ : A d a M : + said...

I'm smiling to myself knowing how things have worked out so nicely for you! What a difference a year makes right? =) May 2013 be even kinder to you than 2012! :D

Sue Lin said...

Thanks for the lovely comments =) Each and every one made me smile!

Azz said...

Way to go Sue Lin!

Sue Lin said...

Hey Aaron! Thanks! How are u??