September 10th, 2012


settling in, sort of, i think

so i had the weekend off - the whole weekend. good thing is, this afternoon, they delivered my microwave, fan and kettle. bad thing is, i can't fix the fan because i either don't have the strength to remove a nut in order to screw the blade in, or i'm just doing it wrong. so i still hafta rely on the aircon for the time being. fml.

i'm not that fond of the aircon for three reasons -- (1) it's too cold, (2) it's too noisy and (3) i think it's an unnecessary waste of money most of the time. wendy told me via whatsapp to get a guy to help fix the fan. exactly what i secretly thought too at first. but then i immediately chastised myself in my head. what generation is this already? can i not be so useless? wanna have some semblance of independence and then now thinking of relying on some guy to fix my fan... my feminism lecturers would be ashamed of me! sigh.

the truth is, since i first started moving in, i've been fantasising and fantasising of having someone else to just be around to help. had to lug so many heavy things up and down streets repeatedly multiple times a day precisely because i was just one person. had to plan everything very precisely, to make the most out of each trip so that there wouldn't be any wasted effort. but it's okay, it's almost over now, and i'll deal. :)

what i'm really glad about and grateful for are all the familiar people around whom i can meet up with, those i can skype or whatsapp or facebook if i can't meet them, and all the familiar things i have with me and around me that make me feel comfortable and more at home -- my favourite toiletries, food, even korean dramas on tv!

and for your info, in case you were wondering why no pictures so far, it turns out that my camera has spoilt... keeps telling me to change the battery pack (which was fully charged before i came!). so i could only take low-quality handphone and webcam pix of roughly how my place looks like now. if you scroll down a few entries, you'll see that i've also added a picture of how the flat looked previously, before i moved in (taken from craigslist). maybe more better-looking pix when i get a new phone or when my parents come (i dunno when) and bring a new battery or something (and after the rest of the furniture arrive in two weeks).

so long for now.

speed reading

it used to be so much easier finishing the whole paper before i went to work -- softer, funner, easier to grasp stories and fewer. anything else i needed, or big enough, important enough, newsworthy enough, would be on facebook or twitter. now it's just a rush against time speed-reading through the various sections before my alarm goes off to prepare for work. every day just hoping whatever little i managed to grab will work for me.

p.s.: i'm testing the washer today. it must be the world's slowest washing machine. one full run takes two hours and eleven minutes. off to shower; so long and good luck to me.