Simply ME...

A star or a rainy cloud,,, realistic or a dreamer,,, tough or emotional,,, a butterfly or a dolphin,,, it is all about me reflecting the transparent me!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

on being LUCKY

I am looking at the thousands of travelers stranded in Bangkok airport and thank God I was not one of them, just because the pilot was informed an hour before transiting in Bangkok of the situation there and we had to transit in Kuala Lumpur instead.

The 2 transit hours were replaced by 14 hours of transit in Kuala Lumpur but I still feel extremely lucky. Even with all the delay and having to spend the night in a shared room with a total stranger - I don't understand how Emirates airline can do such a thing. I worked for an airline and I know how emergency bookings are done. This was very unprofessional from their side, especially with the fact that they didn't inform us about that. We went to the rooms and we found that surprise when we opened the door!

This was taken from the balcony of the Marriott hotel- Kuala Lumpur. What a view!!!


Saturday, November 22, 2008






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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sad Goodbyes

Today was my last day at work as a casual for the USYD Veterinary Financial Department. I didn't have a good sleep last night.. last days always make me sad!

As soon as I got to the office I found this huge bouquet of pink flowers on my desk.

I was so shocked and impressed that I did not pay attention to the card next to it.. so I was thanking the three people working with me in the same office, and kept saying how great the flowers are, and how nice of them, and how the tea party they were having for me was more than enough, and that they shouldn't have brought them .. how I wish I had my camera with me... wow, yay, all those kind of things

till all of a sudden one of them was like, we are so happy that you liked them.. sorry but those flowers are not from us!!! We were waiting for you to come, read the card and tell us who sent those beautiful pink flowers!

It was so damn funny.

It turned out the flowers and the pink glittery card were from the financial manager who had to spend the day in another city but wanted to make sure that I get them in my last day..

Super sweet! I would definitely remember the pink flowers instead of the sad goodbyes.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

colors and more - Glebe Festival

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

No more .. No more

Im finding it hard to believe that I am free.. like totally free. It's been one hell of a year.. with all the traveling, adventures, decisions, surprises, studying, and working! But now Im done with one of the major causes of stress.. EXAMS. ASSIGNMENTS. DUE DATES. GROUP MEETINGS. PRESENTATIONS. RESEARCH

It's too good to be true!

Now when I look back I feel extremely proud of myself. Yes, it is just a piece of paper, but for me it's much more than that.. it's so much effort, work, readings, knowledge, friendships, experiences.. for me it's a huge achievement and a big jump from where I was to where I am today.

When dad went to change my ticket two days ago, he heard great stuff about me from the travel agent.. about the days I used to work in LH and how everyone keeps saying those days were the best. He couldn't wait till I call him, so that he'd tell me about it.. and I heard this warm tone of a proud dad in his voice! It felt really special..

The thing is that I am finding it hard to make myself used to the idea that I don't have to rush back home.. or look for academic journals. I don't have to do more readings, writings, and I don't have to stay away from Facebook and msn so that I would focus and concentrate.

I don't have to suffer from all the Masters degree demands which I have used to think about and worry even when Im sleeping.

What a wonderful feeling! It gives me every reason to celebrate..... BIG TIME.

Im looking forward to the following stage.. and to start planning carefully for what's next.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

ONE conversation

It took me one msn chat, with an old 'friend', to realize that it's been a really long time for me to hear what I call now SILLY stories.

There was a timewhen I used to enjoy them, not because they were entertaining, but because there was nothing else to do.

Now i feel extremely disgusted. And it makes me wonder, will those people ever grow up!? Like seriously!

I no longer feel disappointed when people whom I once called 'friends' act in an unacceptable way.. I don't even think about it, especially now with being this far.. so many things have happened in my life that I can hardly find anything in common! Our lives have changed in all the different ways.. this is what I thought.

But it seems that mine have changed, while they are still holding tight to that same old shallow life..

And i am realizing that the circle of people I miss and care for is getting smaller with time.. that it just includes family and few close friends. This does not only make my life smoother with less headaches, but it also makes me more caring and loving for those who are still there.. in the heart and mind.

Now more than ever, I look back and think.. how on earth did I think that I belonged there?!

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

A Smiling Clown

This is what you will get.. when it's not only about the moment, but a good camera too!

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