February 13, 2009

One Year Today

Today marks the first anniversary of my uprooting my life in Malaysia and moving to Australia. It's not a big deal to others, but it is to me.

It was difficult at first, that I'll tell you. With hardly any friends in tow, loneliness set in fairly quickly. But God is faithful. It wasn't long when I started to settle in properly and make new friends. Good friends.

I'm also in the process of switching careers. Goodbye engineering, hello ... well, something else. We don't have a place of our own yet, but we're getting there.

Slowly but surely, it's all coming together.

I'm home.

February 09, 2009

With Disasters, Come Idiots

The devastating fires are bad enough. The carnage is bad enough. People losing lives and homes and everything they own is bad enough.

We do not need lectures about climate change, global warming and why the authorities didn't see this coming. Not now. Bloody morons.

By now you've probably heard of the terrible bushfire the state of Victoria is having. If you'd like to do your part, do go to Australian Red Cross for more information. I've been calling but not getting through (line was busy). Guess this means that people are calling in to donate as well, which is a good thing.

February 02, 2009

Married A Year Today

Today's my first wedding anniversary with Tim. My my, how time flies. Just a year ago today, I was strapped up in a wedding gown so tight, my eyeballs could have popped out. And reciting wedding vows in that, no less.

How's married life, you ask?

It's wonderful having him to chat with, sleep with, be with. Believe it or not, I even enjoy cooking for the man. Which, in my books, is a feat because I can hardly cook. He swallows it down with a straight face, and tells me what wonderful dinners I make, and how he looks forward to more, despite giving him diarrhea. And that, is one of the reasons I love him.

So here's to many more years to come. Challenging years, no doubt, but I'm optimistic.

After all, someone's gotta eat my cooking.