February 19, 2008

Howdy Mate!

Okay, that was weird. I've never said that before, so I don't know why I wrote that.

Yep, you can tell, can't you, that I'm already in Melbourne? For almost a week now. Time really does fly, does it not? I mean, there I was, complaining my arse off about the stress from the wedding and the moving and whatnots, and in a blink of an eye, I'm finally here. Golly.

So far, everything's been all right. Tim and I were looking for a place of our own to rent (we'll be renting first, buying in a year's time), but everywhere is just so expensive. And it wasn't just me calculating and converting all the figures back to Ringgit Malaysia! We'll be inspecting a place this Thursday, which we really like, so please keep your fingers crossed for us that we can get it without selling our livers.

Next for me would be getting a job. I just submitted two applications in this morning. For some reason, I'm not confident about it, but that could also be due to the fact that I've only been here less than a WEEK, and haven't really settled down properly yet. It really does not help to have people asking me ever so often, "So how? Found a job yet? Still honeymoon period ah?"

Lord, please help me not to slap these people upside down.


On a lighter note, I heard something really funny over the radio the other day. You know how the Americans pronounce Iraq as "Eye-Rack"? *roll eyes*

The Australians pronounce the Maldives as "MAL-DIVES" (as in, she dives into the pool).



beetrice said...

*LOL*...if you think the Maldives pronunciation is funny, wait till you hear how they pronounce 'Maggi' in Australia...it's not 'mag-gie', it's 'maj-gee' (as in 'gee whiz!')

Aiyah, it's only been a week, give yourself some time to get a job (takkan take the first Tom Dick or Harry that gives you a job!). If in 3mths you haven't even gotten a nibble yet, then we'll descend on you like vultures! :D

geekchic said...

welcome :)

It's easier looking for a job than looking for a place to stay. I hated our house-hunting period but it all worked out well so I'm not gonna complain.

Give me a holler if you need help/coffee/shopping/makeup testing/anything :)

PabloPabla said...

Glad to hear from you again. God will make a way if you'll follow His ways :)

may said...

even weirder when they pronounce Ikea as "eye-kia" instead of "ee-kia"! I learnt to pronounce it the first way when was here, then the second when I was back home, now gotta get used to the first way all over again.

happy house hunting!

charmedcookie said...

what's the rush in getting a job eh? take time to appreciate being together with hubby there. take time to reflect. take time to read. the job will come...

Adino said...

Take your time. It's nice to hear that you're finally united with Tim.

My sister had a hard time finding a job in Melbourne, but she kept trying for almost 3 months and now she's employed.

Wish you all the best in your job search! :)

giddy tigress said...

Not just the Australians though. Some Malaysians pronounce it Mal-DIVES too, and trust me, I have heard it said so many times, especially since hubbs and I honeymooned there.