Friday, December 22, 2006

the christmas season

We've had quite a few Christmas functions at the office recently... lots of eating, eating and more eating... been lots of fun! And I've finally finished all my Christmas present shopping today... it was such a long process this year for some reason. I also managed to stay away from all the shopping centres so avoided the crazy crowds and not to mention the horrific parking situation. My relatives from Melbourne and Malaysia have arrived in town, so I reckon the next week or so will involve a lot of eating, mahjong, poker and board games!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 08, 2006

lots of freebies

I got invited to the open day of the office supplier that provides my workplace with all our office needs. I had no idea what to expect, in fact I was a little reluctant to go, but I managed to convince another admin colleague of mine to go along with me. So yesterday afternoon, I borrowed a gov't car (as you do when you work in a gov't dept hehe) and we drove down to one of the more industrious suburbs and went in search of the big office supplier building. To our amazement the place was really huge, and the event was really well organised and totally decked out with a fish/ aquatic theme. My colleague and I got to wander through the fishyfied office and warehouse (where they store all the goodies)... and as we meandered through the place, we ended up oggling at the funky new pens, glue tape, photo post-its, cute promo foam ponies, potato chips, etc... it was great just seeing what was available out in the office supply land ie: stationery, safety equipment, food etc. My colleague and I returned to our office extremely satisfied, much to the envy of our other colleagues who were hard at work at their desks... I ended up distributing my loot which included a myriad of black and blue pens, highlighters, permanent markers, blu tac, sticky pads and tabs, a pack of playing cards, a mug, a pack of A4 paper, sticky tape, samples of 3-in-1 coffee sachets, tea bags, iced tea, bottled water, packets of biscuits, a thermos flask and even a bottle of red wine (which I won as a prize!)... Yeah not bad for an open day huh! Gosh I had so much fun... oh how I love stationery! haha what a geek! Here's a pic of part of the loot I scored...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

barefoot ball update

I arrived at the Barefoot Ball just as the sun was setting... the weather was perfect and the marvelous backdrop of the beach with the pink and blue sky in the background was simply breathtaking. A marquee was set up on the grassy part of the beach, complete with lots of food, drinks and lanterns... there were tiki torches down on the beach. It was really awesome to be able to see so many people turn up, so many people I didn't know but I manage to meet some... The generator stalled a few times during the evening, but it didn't stop us from partying. Thank you to Bridget, Chelsea and Matt, Dave and Andrea, Jono, Jason and Aaron for setting the whole shindig up and provided us with hours of food, entertainment and power! You guys are amazing!!! Gayle kindly allowed me to upload the pictures from her camera onto my flickr. Click the collage for more pics (sorry didn't take very many!)
It's just my observation, but I think Perth really strives to model itself after the eastern state cities. We now have daylight savings after much politics and debates in the parliament house, making Western Australia now GMT +09:00 for a couple months. It's supposed to help benefit the community... how? I still haven't quite figured it out but all I know is I'm finding it really funny cuz not everyone has grasped the daylight savings concept here especially the younger generation... the other day on a radio host asked the question "What time would the 7 o'clock news be after daylight savings kicks in?" and the person replied "8 o'clock!" Has daylight savings affected me? Well recently I've been waking up feeling as if I hadn't slept... but I think that has more to do with the change in season than time itself. Oh yeah one would have thought more sunlight = more time to shop... but that's so not true... the shops still close at the same time.... what a shame! :)

Friday, December 01, 2006

barefoot ball

The event to be at! All the 25+ crew from Riverview are invited as well and it'll be a huge! There's going to be food, music, dancing, marquee and of course lots of fun! For more info email: