Here I Am: 2014

This year has been quite a momentous year. For one, I turned 21! I think that’s an achievement in itself. I’ve also met a lot of wonderful people at my new job and have built a lot of new friendships from this opportunity.

Unfortunately I didn’t achieve all the goals I’ve set, but I have little regrets.

With the possibility of studying in Nagoya just around the corner, 2015 appears to be another big chapter in my life. My resolution is to enjoy each moment to the fullest and to capture them here on this blog.

I hope that the upcoming year will bring happiness to each and everyone of you.

May all your wishes come true.

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Moment for Life

An old habit of mine during high school was to use lyrics as my post titles. I haven’t done that in a while and I thought I’d make an exception for this post.

I’ve been working at a retail position for the past nine months. Three months ago I relocated with some of the original staff.

My new team is relatively smaller. However as they say, it’s quality over quantity. Everyone at work is so hardworking and helpful; they make going to work worthwhile and enjoyable.

Tonight we had our first Christmas party at Hog’s Breath Cafe. The turnout was impressive, even our store managers were there.

Dinner was nothing special, but one could not complain about a free meal. Each department had also organised Kris Kringle presents, which was distributed by a colleague dressed as Santa Claus. Despite having well over forty staff, we cheered for each person as they received their presents.

Time flew by. Before we realised, it was the end of the night. The store managers gave their words of encouragement and everyone started to part ways.

In short, I had oodles of fun. I rarely take part in afterwork gathering and I’m so glad I attended this party. I wish there was some kind of way to capture this moment.

As happy as I am, I feel a little upset knowing that the next Christmas party will be different. There’s no doubt about it.

I wish there was some kind of way to bubble up this wonderful moment in my life. But nothing’s permanent, so I will just have to cherish the present and be thankful for the past.

Summertime

Summer is officially here in Australia. Well, it’s currently raining outside but that’s Melbourne for you. At least our hydrangeas will be happy.

The past week has been great. I’ve been catching up on sleep, which has been doing wonders for my skin. I still feel lethargic, but it’s probably because I’m oversleeping. I’ve also been catching up with a few of my friends.

Last Friday, I dropped by T by LuxBite with E. I’ll probably write a more comprehensive post later in the week. Before that, we had lunch at Kaneda Japanese Restaurant; I didn’t realise they were so popular.

I also saw another good friend on Sunday. The weather was quite hot, so we wanted to order naengmyeon from Kimchi Hut. Unfortunately they only open in the evening, so we ended up at Monga Sweet Lounge. It wasn’t the best dining experience; you can read my updated review here. Luckily I had such great company that day, or else that day would’ve sucked.

On other fortunate news, I submitted my application form this afternoon! I finally spoke to the exchange co-ordinator in person. She’s a really nice lady and I’m so fortunate that she’s managing my application. NUCB’s Undergraduate Exchange Programme seems incredibly comprehensive. I really look forward to take part in it!