October 11, 2014
It sure feels pretty damn good to be back. Figured its about time I start penning down my thoughts before this year gets wiped out. First things first, I’ve taken up a job as a lecturer in Taylor’s University and I love my job! I think its highly satisfying and I always leave uni feeling extremely worn up, but happy. So much has changed over the last two months.
Graduation was obviously the highlight of the month of August (oh yes I’m finally done, and pretty happy finishing off with first class too!) but there were obviously some massive adjustments to go through before arriving at this point where I actually have the time to write. It was a really tough call leaving my beloved second home (Melbourne) and I really miss my friends! Its almost as if I’m hitting a major reset button, having to get familiarized with life in Malaysia all over again. I’m just glad that I don’t have to pack and unpack for the next two/three months. I just want to settle in, have a proper weekly routine and start feeling ‘home’ again.
So to sum it all up, I feel a little more grown up now. Big responsibilities, learning how to save up and somehow I’m spending a lot lesser these days. Maybe the whole packing ordeal gave me a hard knock on the head that I have wayyyyy to many things and its time to start giving back to the world. I think I’m at this point in my life where I’m learning how to see things in a whole new perspective and appreciate what I’ve gained over the recent years. Melbourne was definitely a life changing experience, but I think there is so much room to grow and look forward to in the next five years. Both my brothers have recently graduated from their respective courses within the month of August too. Its so funny how we spent the first three weeks of August at three separate graduation ceremonies! Wen Zhi completed his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering(Hons) and Wen Yang scored 4 A*’s for his Alevels! SUCH LUCKY PARENTS HAHAHA
We’re the lucky ones to have such supportive parents. Thanks dad and mum. We love you.
There’s also this special person in my life that I would love to thank for the endless love and support over the toughest 6 months of my life. I hope you know that it was you who changed the way I understood ‘life’ and thank you for believing in me. I remember how hard it was to stay up around the clock for such a long stretch, and it was then, in my weakest moment where he took on the tough role of being my cheerleader, cheering me on till the finishing line. Love knows no boundaries, and I guess I saw what was missing in my life in him. I felt the need to understand what it was like to live in this parallel field, and against all odds, I feel a lot stronger now as an individual. He’s probably one of the few people who can make me laugh and put a smile on my face like a knight in shining armor with a smiley sticker on his sword.
So I was trying to be this typical romantic-Ellie-self the other day, and suggested that painting a canvas together would be a super cool thing to do together. So that’s what we did, but he was practically rushing through the entire painting process and claimed that his half of the canvas was better than mine! Not true, obviously. The painting is officially a wall accessory in his room and I hope this serves as a reminder that I can paint better than you. HAHAHA!
Thank you for the wonderful birthday too, love. It was definitely one of the most memorable birthday celebration I’ve had in years. Cheers to more birthdays to come!