Monday, February 20, 2006

amidst the job hunting

I applied for a job on through an online job-advertising website last week. In return I received a very peculiar sounding email back about the job description... I didn't respond to it but just rolled my eyes... Throughout the job hunting process, I have come across a myriad of ads that look sort of legit, but when you read the details they just sound so dodgy... and ah! behold! I managed to apply to one of them! haha. The even funnier thing was I checked my email today and I received and email from the job-advertising website informing me that the job I applied for was found out to be phony. Hilarious! Anyway I'm still on my job hunting journey, a bit more wary of dodgy ads, but still plodding on!

Last week I got a call from my ex-colleague in Hong Kong telling me that the former company we used to work for has been going through some catastrophic changes... within 2 weeks 6 people had left the company (some fired, others quit). It just left me dazed as I heard the tragic news. The company used to be a place where people communicated through their issues and found ways to solve/ deal with the issue, it was a place of love & prayer, and I knew lots of people who eyed for a job there. What on earth has gone wrong. What has happened to the leadership and its direction? What has happened to my former colleagues?

Currently missing:
- My mommy. She's in Taiwan at the moment to be with my grandma 婆婆 who is not feeling too well these days.
- My brother even though we have our indifferences. He's back in Sydney getting ready for another semester of uni.
- Hong Kong. My cousins are currently over there for the week being tourists. They asked me to write down places that I loved and recommended so they could check it out... I managed to write a double-sided list (if I had more time and energy I probably would have written much more down)... sigh! I wonder when I myself will next be back in there.

Currently loving:
- Alison's new songs Circular Roads and Under His Arms (click on the titles to listen to the songs!) This woman is HOT! She's super talented!
- The new online store for Christian books & music - This is my friend Andrew and his wife Angie's new baby! Check it out!
- Live paintings during the sermons at Riverview.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

february equals summer

Just still quite amused that it's February and I'm tanned... that didn't use to happen... in fact I was looking at a picture my ex-colleague sent over of her recently and she was all rugged up in her North Face down jacket in Hong Kong braving the winter chills. Gotta love the beach weather! (remember to Slip Slop Slap though) The downer about not being in HK in February is that I only received a minute amount of laisees... wished I was back there for CNY (oh the laisee! haha ok and the food & shopping!)

I remember playing with Barbie when I was younger, now the doll just seems to be a little too silly/ try-hard with her on-again/ off-again boyfriend Ken deciding to go the metrosexual look... Mattel the manufacturer is hoping that will bring Barbie sales back after Bratz made her sag... what the! sigh! Click here to see what I'm trying to explain. I was talking to a few friends over the past week about our favourite childhood toys/ TV programmes, and the conclusion we came up with was that what we once thought were soooooo awesome now looks or sounds so cheap and tacky. But I have to admit the 80s came up with a lot of great and innovative things for children... ie: HeMan, Sheera, GI Joe, Transformers, etc. the list goes on and on...

Currently loving:
- Dried mangoes
- Clare's 'Grace'
- Tree63's Worship Volume One
- Henri Nouwen's 'In The Name of Jesus'