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January 20th, 2010

03:50 pm: oh my.
so its been awhile! lots of things have been happening and life has just gotten away from me. it is now 2010 and i wonder what i did with 2009?!! the worst thing about it all is that i am now firmly, solidly no longer a 20 something...it scary moving up another age bracket...

anyways...some updates...we were looking to buy a house but with a date set for the wedding (09/10/10) after many sheets of scrap paper i worked it out to be too tight so we are postponing the house until pretty much immediately after the wedding. then we should have enough saved up for the deposit but still be comfy to spend as we please for the wedding...

having said that...honeymoon plans look like they will be postponed...we may be taking a brief break during chrissy/new year to go to HK with his bro and family but that would be it. but yeah. the official honeymoon probably wont take place now... *sad eyes*

and lastly...due to the unexpected dismissal of my boss i might be looking at climbing up that tree earlier than anticipated. will update once i get more concrete details...pardon the pun....

anyways...got to dash - got a docs appointment at 440 and i have wade through traffic so heres to hoping i am not late....

December 7th, 2009

04:05 pm: hmmm
when your other half (i wont write better half!) makes a comment to you after the first time they have spent some time with your work friends of:

'your friends seem nerdy/geeky' & 'you know those guys are the type of guys i use to pick on/beat up in HS'

how are you to respond to that?

dont get me wrong, the fiance is a beautiful person and in all reality is very caring and gentle but he did have a 'wild'/rebel streak in him. he has changed alot (matured) but he was the one who skipped classes both in HS and the one year he did further studies to go play computer games or watch sports or play sports or just sleep rather than turn up to class...

*sighy*

all i did was shake my head and go...leave them alone...i was drunk at the time when he said it so that probably explains me letting it go instead of calling him out for it...

but yes. i must admit. i do tend to gravitate towards the more cultured, intellectal, nerdy group of people when it comes to the group of people i choose as 'friends' in the work environment. probably related to the whole need for stimulating conversations..

*shrugs*

oh yeah...this was because we went to my works christmas function...it was held at the summer marquee at burswood...the place is gorgeous. i absolutely fell in love with it! the only thing is it is slighty hot & stuffy inside...i was sweating like no tomorrow...

we are seriously considering it if we make the wedding for the start of summer...late spring...

we will see...

the function itself was pretty average..food was okay...dj was good enough but i think due to many a reason, everyone at my table (after i did some selective changing of tables0 was not quite ready to relax and let loose...we were all pretty reserved so we did fully get into it...

anyways...just glanced at the clock and realised it is time to wrap up what i am doing and head off home soon so i will end this here...

Current Mood: sleepysleepy

December 2nd, 2009

04:42 pm: uncertain weeks up ahead
wow. they just let go the ops manager. the story is that it was a management decision based on the belief that they thought he was not in the same goal path/direction as the company.

i saw bollocks! i personally say there is some internal conflicts and back stabbing going on.

and now they have nominated the one (out of 2) guys that i think, if left to run it, will cause the company to go into decline. seriously, to fill that role for the interime.

i may walk if he interferes with my area.

i actually voice this to the GM & national ops manager. i also voiced that a number of people may be walking also with the dismissal of the ops manager.

i do not like this guy. he can barely manage his own section how the f. is he suppose to manage the whole division? he is not suited nor qualified for the position he is stepping into. he was a supervisor only like a year ago! wtf?!

like i said. if he leaves me alone. i will deal. if he trys to pull his weight to make a mark i will walk.

i think i might just start drafting a letter of resignation and put it on the server as a warning.

i am not happy. i hope that the GM was serious about it only being a temporary thing instead of one of those 'its temp which becomes permanent'...

well i have already had my say. i will leave it that.

if things dont go well i will raise it again...

gggggrrrr

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

October 26th, 2009

03:43 pm: reading back
thru my older entries reminded me of an incident that happen on saturday night at my engagement party with H. yes....that chick i have a problem with. i had no choice but to invite her to the party - the fiance refused to back down on that one....

anyways...she turns up and i am the (un)lucky one who gets to great her cause the fiance is too busy drinking in a corner somewhere..she has turned up with another chick (wtf?) and so i greet her and so she then proceeds to introduce me to her friend...she goes so this is H. fiance and they totally stopped...cause she totally blanked out on my name...i decided just to be evil i would let it 'hang' as dead space for much longer than needed before i introduced myself to her friend.  then i sort of just waved her off in the general direction of the alcohol and said go help yourself and then just dissappeared on her. i know i know...i am being a biatch but in all honesty..with this particular chick i dont care!!  hahrahrhar

so yeah...i had my formal engagement on saturay morning and then the big bash that night.  lets just say it was a long long long long long week leading up to it and i am dreading the wedding now....and now i have no voice. i have been squeaking all morning and i am out with a cold so i am not a happy chappy.

everything went smoothly - no major dramas so all is good.  fotos should be up on FB eventually....some friends have posted a few and the offical ones by the photographer will be posted up soon enough i guess...i didnt take any of my own so i will have to rely on everyone else cameras..though i am sure that wont be a problem.

anywyas...i better get back to pretending to do some work now....i have been slack all day!!

Current Mood: tiredtired

August 20th, 2009

02:36 pm: its infection
looks like i might be getting caught up by my friends enthusiasm to make the engagement into and EVENT.  i just wanted a simple thing really....i actually didnt want anything but now they keep throwing things i should do so it is growing... i know it is 'once in a girls life' but still....simple...i want simple....

July 6th, 2009

12:38 pm: the weekend is over

so i can finally post the 'big' news.  the bf proposed on the last night we were in sydney after a long dinner at a fancy restaurant on the harbour...and i said...yes....

oh...did i mention that we went to sydney for a week holiday?  i must have....

anyways...i changed my status this morning on FB from 'in a relationship' to 'engaged' and with the space of a few hours the responses were plentiful!!  as i expected it to be...the joys of modern day technology and social networking sites...  =)

anyways...it will most likely be a long engagement as we have both aggreed that the 'day' will be in 2 years time...give or take a few months..so nothing too soon!!

funniest story on the weekend.  i decided that i couldnt really 'announce' my engagement on fb/livejournal etc until i actually let my core group of friends know (hence why the entry late last week being so vague) so i waited because we had a big dinner thing for the 1st birthday of U child (first birthdays are massive in the Viet culture). so yeah we were at dinner and i decided to just flash the ring around to see if anyone noticed...most (if any) didnt notice. so i though okay, got to let the cat out of the bag now.  so i went up to one of the close gf and just casually placed my left hand over her left hand and brought it up to her face....she was like...'what the..' and then all i get is a mini cry from her as she realises why i was 'showing her' her hand (she just recently got married) and then it was a flurry of hugs and congrates...that was a very funny reaction....very cute!

then there was another couple who came late and had just pretty much announce to everyone at the table they were expecting...i go over and say congrates and then casually say, i should tell you my news too...she then looks down at my hand and goes...oh wow...but the kicker wasnt her reaction, it was what she said after:

'so when are you due'?!

and i am like @!$#

i go...not any time soon...i may look pregnant but this look i have had for years....  (i admit it, i have a semi pot belly - probably due to all the excessive drinking in the past!)

but yeah. i love how half this group automatically assumes i am knocked up!!  hahrhrahrhar though after careful thought, its not suprising they think this seeing as to them i am not the 'settling down' type. and before the fiance,  i wasnt and they knew this!!  i have always been so focused on my career and bf (tho there were a fair few) were just 'entertainment' to me....and they knew i didnt take it seriously...guess they thought the same about the fiance....

but it was just funny reactions all around...reactions that i will use against them when i want to 'blackmail' them into doing something...harhahrhahrar

another one was H.  he does kung fu with T. who has known now for just under 2 weeks...he was soooo upset T. didnt tell him....and T. goes, 'well what do you expect me to say - over kicking each other at kung fu you want me to announce, yeah...i just found out N. & H. are engaged?' harhahrar

i love my friends....they are such a 'unique' group...

another reaction at dinner...i went over to the other table and A. lil sister (who has been with her bf for awhile) grabs my hand to look at the ring and then she starts swinging it infront of her bf face and say, my, what a beautiful ring..and looks...its soo pretty and sparkly...i had to laugh at her and say....' i think J. has gotten the hint Y.'...after she nearly took out his eye with her swinging....

hmmmm...and then there was sunday...the fiance decided to tell his group of boys and so i had and endless stream of kids coming up congratulating us...the only problem was i had not told my girls because i was doing a mini experiment to see if they would notice....(he looks after the teenage boys, i the girls)...so yeah, the girls heard from the boys so you should have heard the squeals of excitment!!  and then one of the boys came out with a pearler....

'are you sure its really - better make sure its not a fake'!!

i love the blanket honesty of kids once they trust you and tells you everything...  =)

anyways...

enough of the stories..i need to get back to work because i have to head out soon to give plasma...

still giggling though when thinking of the various reactions...



July 1st, 2009

09:58 am: big news
will share after this coming weekend.  friends will get narky if i post online before telling them in person...

harhharhharar

but trust me...its big..and a case of 'finally'..... =)

June 25th, 2009

10:31 am: call me a nerd

or just call me strange...but i found this 'mash up' quite amusing...

www.rebelliouspixels.com/2009/buffy-vs-edward-twilight-remixed

i love my buffy...and edward fascinates me...well the twist on the vampire thingy anyways....

June 9th, 2009

01:30 pm: only 3 more sleeps

til its time to go away from it all...only for a week but it is a much needed week i think. i am tettering on the edge of late.

thats why i have been wasting so much of my hard earned dosh on that place...

anyways.....we fly out on the red eye on friday evening....after i have had a full day at a  workshop about concrete...dont know how i will survive. i so didnt want to go but other members of staff plus clients insisted i needed to go...  urgh....

so yeah. i have decided i am not going to bother mixing business with pleasure. i was going to go visit a select few clients in sydney during the week but i have decided i dont want to now.  if the company wants me to go on a marketing junket they will pay for it.  thats my current attitude. i am not going to bend over backwards for them.  they dont deserve it. not with their current track record.

dont know how long i will last here. i really dont. i have not had a happy week yet. no happy moments in site. just stress stress stress.

anyways. back to counting down the days...

June 5th, 2009

08:06 am: oh no!

just found out that David Eddings had passed away a few days ago...the beloved storyteller that introduced me to fantasy is no more.....

turns out that his wife Leigh Eddings had passed 2 years prior...his last book (part of the dreamer series) was in 2006...

now i understand why.

his writing was never 'high prose' but it did introduce me to the world of fantasy and i will always have a soft spot for Eddings...

 

Good bye David Eddings...i will still pass on your writings to all who are interested...you will live on through your prose...



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