Monthly Archives: November 2008

Picking the Right Straw

Well I’m back… and I’ll be back shortly after I tie those loose ends.

A summary of what happened during those two weeks:

Culture shock, dodgy accommodation, monkey invasions, colds, torrential downpours, ignorance, nice people, severe brainwashing, mundane lectures and one huge dilemma.

Now, should I choose the path less taken or stick to the safer option? I’m still trying to figure out how. It’s all a lot of factors bundled together: Ill timing, rapidly looming economic crisis, huge debts, job satisfaction, handsome employee benefits and so forth.

I just hope I make the right decision.

On another note, I can’t believe I’ve missed the Kancil Awards Fest!

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Two events have come and gone, namely the Advertising Unplugged workshop and Kyoorius Designatra. All held while I was stranded in Taiping! Woe betide me! Next up is Distilled but I can’t attend that one either due to an important appointment I’ve made. I can’t wait for the next year’s now but by then, I’m not eligible to enter as a student anymore 😦 Fyi, student admission is half the price, which for the original, can go around RM120-250 per ticket.

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The Art of Packing for Boot Camp

I’m heading to the Shopaholics Unite Party tomorrow at Plaza Damas and hopefully I get something pretty out of it. Clickie on the linkie here!

Countdown: 1 more day of freedom before I get packed and bundled and off I go to a wet and obscure little town called Taiping. Well, not really obscure but WHAT ON EARTH am I going to do there?! Imma packing two fiction novels for reading there, first is The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks (which Auds kindly lent to me) and the other is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which I bought for myself.

Check it! Illustrated by Chris Riddell, the same illustrator for The Edge Chronicles. Barnaby Grimes and Far Flung Adventures series! I’m a fan of The Edge Chronicles largely due to the neatly done ink illustrations, which are both intricate and very imaginative. So when I read about Neil Gaiman’s new book which is also done by Riddell, I just had to have it. There’s another version in collaboration with another illustrator targeted for the adults too, but I’m not bothered. It look good though. 😛

It’s crazy trying to pack so many things for two weeks but I did it!

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