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The drama continues...

Maaaaan...

Yesterday was one of the most emotionally draining days of my life.

I prepared myself mentally before approaching my boss. He didn't suspect a thing and even proposed we go out for coffee to "chat". Hmmm... don't know about that... but what to do?

Our "chat" started out with usual niceties and small talk. And then, I proceeded to break the news as gently as possible. And his response was an astounded "YOU'RE RESIGNING???". So I realise that there's really no gentle way to tell your boss this kind of news.

After the so called "chat", I could sense a shift in the atmosphere and the mood. A sort of tension... or maybe it was simply just me being sensitive and emotional...

After that I immediately called a friend working nearby and asked her out for lunch. I just needed to get out for some fresh air to clear my head...

The worst thing is that back at the office, the computer servers were down. So we couldn't access any of ou…

Putting a decision into action

Tomorrow should be an "interesting" day for me.

I shall have to try and break the news to my current manager that I will be leaving. I got an offer from another company, with better pay and hopefully a more fulfilling job.

Although I'm still in my probation period. Which is supposed to be a time of assessment for both parties (i.e. the employer, as well as the employee). I still feel quite bad to have to do this.

I am already starting to think of the repercussions on my manager's side... time time invested in training me so far... the reduction of his team size when I go... and more time that has to spent to look for my replacement... Waaaaahhhh... so terrible!

Plus, the fella is going on his annual leave for 2 weeks starting next week... what a time to drop bad news on him!

I can't imagine how some people can job hop from company to company every few months. I would find it so emtionally draining...

Maybe I'm just thinking too much.

I really, really hope I can catc…

Cosmopolitan Gurlz...

On Saturday's Hyatt Buffet Dinner,

Audz and I arrived punctually and in style...

BUT the other girls were laaaaaate...



So we went over to the bar to enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails...COSMOPOLITANS ala Sex and the City style...



Here's our bartender...



And here we are... two very happy girls...

I have nothing to wear!!!

Well people... let's tackle the usual questions first... It's been an okay first week at work. Mostly induction and training... so nothing exciting happening yet. Colleagues are nice. My desk is right by the window, which is also nice... almost everyone clocks off at precisely 5.00pm. In fact they all start packing their things away at 4.45pm... so funny! It felt very strange leaving work so early... I remember back at my office in Singapore, I almost felt guilty if I ever had to leave before 7.00pm!

Missing my hubby... but I'm coping... having a teeny weeny taste of single life... stopping by a cafe for a quick cappucino after work with a girlfriend... girls night out at Hyatt and Burswood Casino on a Saturday night... enjoying my first Cosmopolitan at the bar...

Don't worry... I kept my wedding band on the whole time... so I (sadly) didn't enjoy any unwelcome (or even welcome) male attention...

Tomorrow is Monday. I wonder what the day will bring. More importantly, …

Am I a good friend?

Phew!

What a week it's been so far. Meeting old friends... Making new friends... a lot has changed in ZPH since the last time I was serving and worshipping here. Last night I joined them for their Mamak Nite... sampled their satay, nasi lemak, roti canai, pulut hitam, ondeh-ondeh... yumz!

It's amazing that even though I've been away for some time, and I barely even kept in touch with most of them... the moment I see them, it's ALMOST like good old times again. I say ALMOST because for many of them, things have changed like such as getting attached, getting married, getting babies... etc etc etc...

I was just reflecting over this past week that hubby and I have been so so BLESSED to be surrounded by so many GOOD FRIENDS... not just in Perth, but also at all the other places that we call home... KK, Subang/KL, Singapore, and more recently even Sydney...

We've only been in Sydney for a year, but I was so touched at all the little gestures and some gifts we received from t…

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