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Friday, September 5th, 2008
12:19 am - To get or not to get?
Considering how bad I am at making decisions on things that costs me more than 100 dollars, my first reaction is always to delay making any decision (thus I will never be an early adopter of anything).

I have 99% decided to get a Nintendo DS for my hour long trip to work (another hour back) each day when i stay in Geelong next year and have decided to get a PDA phone. After much deliberation, I thought the iPhone will be the one to go... but after checking out the crappy plans they offer with the phone (and there's no way I can justify buying it outright), I'm 90% sure that the Nokia E71 will be a better option since my main concerns are:
  • fitting in a DS and phone and PDA into my bag/s - my life will be less complicated if I can combine the PDA+phone
  • I'm not big on downloading things and pics and music - so a good organiser is more important to me
  • As a non risk taker, I would go with the option that gives me the least risk - and the Nokia E71 poses the least risk according to reviews online (still are mixed reviews for the iPhone.
How? How? Any better I should consider?

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
9:38 am - Sneak peak at my wedding gown?
Hooray to my wedding gown designer sending me the prints and layout of my dress! I have a choice to make...

current mood: jubilant

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
3:51 pm - Girly girl
I would never describe myself as a girly girl. Neither would I call myself 'high maintenance'...  But there is one thing that makes me go mushy.

I melt when I get a bouquet of flowers. Thanks, Dave! I love the roses!


I'm thinking of having a disposable camera on every table at the reception dinner of my wedding. It's a nice thought that although I may not be able to hang out at your table the whole night, I'll be able to see a piece of what goes on each table and share in the fun of looking back on all the photos.

I just have to remember to assign one person to pick them all up on the night. Hehe.

current mood: loved

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
10:36 am - Warning: phone rant!!

My phone line was cut off… So I just made an excruciatingly long phone call (1 Hour on work time!! ERKS! ) to Optus today and sorted everything out. Nope, I did not accidentally missed a bill and that’s why it was cut off. On the system, it says it was cut off for “unknown reasons” AND they put me on the wrong plan anyway which would have charged me $50 per month just for line rental! (usually around $20) Something the guy I spoke to from relocations (when I moved in Feb) stuffed up. So today’s guy, Cain, sorted everything out for me… And I don’t have to pay anything – neither a fine nor reconnection fee (It was THAT messed up, they had to reconnect the whole thing again) AND he’s gonna talk to relocations so we don’t have to start the 24 month plan from scratch again. Yays…


BUT IT TOOK ONE HOUR BECAUSE OF THEIR VOICE SYSTEM!!! So, Optus (provider I’m with) started this voice word recognitioning device that they insist on their customers. The thing is, NO ONE likes using it. It doesn’t like listening to my voice apparently. Even simple answers like “Yes” and “NO” is rejected what more trying to change my address online!! Don’t understand why the customer service op can’t just put all the info in for me!! GAAAAAAAAAAH!! No wonder it takes bloody forever for any of the operators to pick up ANY calls... AND the PATRONISING VOICE THEY USE:

"I'm sorry, I did not get an answer" (After screaming YES! down the receiver at work - my work colleagues thinks I'm crazy... ) "Please either say 'Yes' or 'No'" (BUT THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN BLOODY SAYING ALL ALONG!!)

The operator who had to put me through all that found it amusing because he has to go through the same thing too. But he was very nice which is a good thing otherwise I would have gone ballistic!

current mood: pained

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Friday, April 11th, 2008
1:37 pm - Engaged
Was just talking to Dave about this word "Engaged" and what it really means... To me it feels a little bit like we're in limbo... Kinda like when you call someone on the phone and the tone goes engaged and for that split second, you think "now what"? That's what it feels to me to be still dating but with that expectation of a big change happening. I'm going "Now what"?

Logically, my brain knows that I'm meant to do the following during our one year of engagement:
Plan for wedding
Go for pre-marital counselling
Spend time with Dave

Yet, my spirit feels a little restless, like, is this all I'm meant to be doing? Isn't there something more I should be doing after all, this is a big step (getting married i mean) and I've got a year to plan for it. So..... Now what?

current mood: curious

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Saturday, July 14th, 2007
1:49 pm - After months of not blogging

current mood: *koff koff*

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Friday, May 25th, 2007
7:29 am - My first birthday pressie for 2007
It's soft.

It's cuddly

It's wearable

It's a pair of SOFT CLOG-LIKE BEDROOM SLIPPERS FROM AMSTERDAM curtesy of my bestest friend Kahani!

Side Profile:

I love it! Wearing it indoors almost constantly!

current mood: happy

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
5:44 pm - New Job
Yes, I have moved on and am no longer a Student Advisor (although my name is still there) for the Undergraduate Studies of Law in The University of Melbourne

I am now JDII Transition Administrative Assistant for the New JD program starting next year.

Won't bore you with the details but the more important/interesting part of my job is:
  • Overseeing all aspects of the Law Schools Admissions Test (LSAT) running in The University of Melbourne which will be one of the selection criterias (yes, the same LSAT Elle Woods has to take in Legally Blonde
  • Assist with the organisation of the JD Launch and JD Information Sessions
  • Selection (i.e. selecting our cohort of students for 2008 - important leh?) which includes:
    • Track and asisst in processing international applications.
    • Assist in development of selection policy and processes for the
      2008 JD intake.
    • Organise selection-related administrative processes. 
But MAN there's a lot of work... and so much to learn. But I'm getting there. So far so good, have got good feedback from my manager.

And admonishes from her and my other colleagues for staying back so late.... *eeps* Only in Melbourne Uni you get told off for working late! hee hee.

current mood: accomplished

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Friday, May 11th, 2007
2:40 pm - Does this sound like me?

It's creepy cos I only answered 4 simple multiple dwi-choice questions and this is scarily accurate IMHO... 

 Portrait of an ISFJ - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
(Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling)

The Nurturer

As an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you takes things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system.

ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people's feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best.

ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate, because the ISFJ has an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occured, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ.

ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. They value security and kindness, and respect traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are there because they work. Therefore, they're not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they're shown in a concrete way why its better than the established method.

ISFJs learn best by doing, rather than by reading about something in a book, or applying theory. For this reason, they are not likely to be found in fields which require a lot of conceptual analysis or theory. They value practical application. Traditional methods of higher education, which require a lot of theorizing and abstraction, are likely to be a chore for the ISFJ. The ISFJ learns a task best by being shown its practical application. Once the task is learned, and its practical importance is understood, the ISFJ will faithfully and tirelessly carry through the task to completion. The ISFJ is extremely dependable.

The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they're likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators. This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to other's feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great gift-givers - finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by the recipient.

More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. They do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to unseed, once set. Many ISFJs learn to express themselves, and find outlets for their powerful emotions.

Just as the ISFJ is not likely to express their feelings, they are also not likely to let on that they know how others are feeling. However, they will speak up when they feel another individual really needs help, and in such cases they can truly help others become aware of their feelings.

The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying "no" when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people's needs over their own. The ISFJ needs to learn to identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted.

ISFJs need positive feedback from others. In the absence of positive feedback, or in the face of criticism, the ISFJ gets discouraged, and may even become depressed. When down on themselves or under great stress, the ISFJ begins to imagine all of the things that might go critically wrong in their life. They have strong feelings of inadequacy, and become convinced that "everything is all wrong", or "I can't do anything right".

The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to keep things running smoothly. They need to remember to not be overly critical of themselves, and to give themselves some of the warmth and love which they freely dispense to others.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Sensing
Auxilliary: Extraverted Feeling
Tertiary: Introverted Thinking
Inferior: Extraverted Intuition

current mood: curious

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9:34 am
Happiness is being able to take 15 minutes of work time eating oatmeal and having a coffee at my desk while chatting with colleagues over the partition in the morning on a Friday where all your work is up to date and running well due to all the preparation you've done in advance.

current mood: calm

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Friday, May 4th, 2007
9:27 am - Spiderman 3 tonight
Going to watch Spiderman 3 tonight. I don't really like Kirsten Dunst but since I've watched 1 and 2, I might as well finish the trilogy... If they try and continue on with 4 and 5, I think I'm just not gonna bother anymore. Not a huge Spiderman fan anyway.

On other news, gonna sell my car. It's more headache to keep than it is the heartache to sell now. Sigh.

current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
12:20 pm - Boots
I've got a pair of black sexy knee high boots. *RAWR!*

current mood: cheerful

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Friday, April 20th, 2007
10:32 am - Why is my weekend so jam packed?!?
Going home at 4pm today (my work owes me some time) to spend some time with Dave. He's cooking me dinner! Yays! His cooking is always yum!


I've got blading in-line skating along the beach at 11am with Joel, Kim and Louis.

Then I need to go for a haircut in the city and window shop for some clothes (I can't fit into a lot of my clothes now even my belt doesn't help). I need more pants. Or a pair of knee high boots so I can wear skirts.

Then I have Chong Foo's birthday dinner on in the evening. (Oops... should shop for a gift for him too I suppose)

Then have to come back and prepare my cake and jello snacks for Sunday service in my old church - Hmmm... wonder if I can do some of the work in the afternoon before my haircut... I probably should)


Help prep for snacks at my old church

Then lunch with Jules and Cher (I assume).

Then meet up with Kim (and maybe Dave) to go check out some boots Factory Outlets.

Then dinner and games nite at Vicky's place (okay this one for sure! Yays!)

WEDNESDAY is a holiday for me because of ANZAC day! Yays! I'm planning on going rock climbing with some friends.

current mood: sleepy

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Friday, April 13th, 2007
2:25 pm - *chirp*
You Are A: Squirrel!

sqirrelSquirrels are quick and cheerful animals who spend their time scurrying, scavenging, and playing. As a squirrel, you are often seen jumping happily from branch to branch up in the treetops. Squirrels are foragers searching for nuts and seeds, and they are social animals often seen chasing and playing with other squirrels.

You were almost a: Puppy or a Frog
You are least like a: Groundhog or a LambDiscover What Cute Animal You Are!

But why am I least like a lamb??


current mood: bored

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
8:07 pm - One last photo from the weekend...

current mood: happy

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11:08 am - Some photos from Merimbula

The girls [L-R] : Anielle, Pei Kee, Adeline, Me, Lynette.

The boys [L-R]: David, Teddy, Mun Wah, Devinder

current mood: content

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
2:46 pm
Work is picking up.

Got a 5 day weekend coming up because of Easter. Can't wait! =D

current mood: sleepy

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
11:03 am
I scratched my car this morning trying to manouvre out of an unfamiliar parkins spot that is very tight. I am quite angry (at myself and my real estate agent) because it is not my assigned parking spot . My parking spot always seems to be taken by other vehicles because the parking sign hasn't been changed to say that it is a private parking spot.

I sent this very polite but angry email to my property manager today in hopes of getting it fixed up. It's really pissing me off because I've been hounding them to change the sign since I moved in in January.

current mood: pissed off

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Monday, March 26th, 2007
4:20 pm
I got pricked by a staple that was not properly stapled down on an assignment.

It bled.

But I'm okay...



current mood: Boo!

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007
2:09 pm - That's cos they're old!

Water Restrictions in victoria has turned up a notch... It's not Stage 1...  Not Stage 2... not even Stage 3 BUT STAGE 3A!!!!! (what the....)

Check out the last clause!!
"People aged 70 and over can water between 8am and 10am on specific days"

WHAT THE.... ???

My conversation with my colleague:

Mary: Why is it that specifically people 70 and over can water their plants more??
Kate: That's cos they're old

*The Mary's mind is boggled"

*Edited 3pm*
Cool quotes I read from 10 Smart Insults from Famous People:

If I were married to you, I'd put poison in your coffee.- Lady Astor (to Winston Churchill)
 If you were my wife, I'd drink it.- Winston Churchill, in reply

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend….if you have one - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill;
Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second……if there is one - Winston Churchill in response

*Edited 3.30pm*

I'm learning how to do a mail merge myself off the Microsoft Office Online Website.
(that's how I learnt how to Locate duplicates by using conditional formatting for Excel! - Great website!!)

Yes, I'm that bored!

current mood: kekeke

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