Friday, April 07, 2006

Oh Gosh, I'm Twenty-Two!

Yet another year passes, yet another birthday. I'm feeling normal about it - nothing great, actually. I haven't celebrated my birthday since I was 13 years old. I don't know why, I really don't see myself as a person who can receive gifts. Of course, it's nice to receive gifts (the idea of not having to pay for something seems divine..hahaha), but I just don't enjoy celebrating my birthday. It annoys my family sometimes, how I refused to have a 21st birthday party.

I mean, I don't feel nice forcing people who normally wouldn't really care about getting me a gift, to get me a gift and attend the party. I'd rather have a good dinner with my family, eat some nice cake or ice-cream, and maybe buy myself something nice. I usually hang out with my friends too. On my 20th birthday, Nisha and Deepa got me this novel by Robin Hobb. It was one of the books I was dying to read because it was the end of her Farseer series but the book was RM100 - so I was waiting for the paperback version to come out (usually takes 3 months, I think, from the release of the hardback). Guess what? They got it for me. It was so nice of actually call my sisters and ask them which book I was after. Oh and they got me a cake too.

For my 21st, my Mom got me a perfume at Duty free. I think it is Elizabeth Arden: Splendour. I still have it - more than half the bottle. I only use it when I attend functions or something. See, Mom was in Brisbane till April 4th last year. I took her to Gold Coast. It was fun :) After she left, I really started spending. Hehehehe, she taught me how to spend actually. Before she came, I was sooo stingy.

I guess I see things differently. I'm also tired of having people tell me, "We don't know what to get you." Personally, I think it's one of the not-so-nice things you could say to someone. I like to believe that if you really care about a person - as a cousin, a friend, a relative or will know what to get that person - for a gift. You don't have to buy something expensive. It's the thought that counts; it really is.

Anyway, I bought myself two tops at Jeans West. One is an ash blue long-sleeved t-shirt with a hood. It has a V-neck and a beautiful print on the front (done in silver). Another is a plain black, Nehru-collared long-sleeved top with a few buttons on the front. Mom sent me a long-sleeved Pink Panther t-shirt and my younger sister sent me this funky black t-shirt with a silver eagle print on the front. I like funky and long-sleeved t-shirts. Hehehe, that's 4 tops. I've worn 2. Hehehe. I wore one on Wednesday and one today.

I have been in the lab for days. I go in everyday - sepnd 4-6 hours there, coding like a fool. It's soo tiring sometimes. The worst part is that it is so hard to identify where your error is with situations like these. It's downright frustrating. Today, I told my lab partner to finish it up. I think he has as better idea on the code anyway and I wanted to stay out of his way while he codes. We don't really get along. I don't really like him that much. I find him a bit "too big for his shoes". I don't like people like that. I have always liked modest, down-to-earth people. I guess I'm fussy about people but I just wish he was a bit more easy to talk to. He always thinks he's right. So fine, he's right. Let him code.

I have a Marketing mid semester exam tomorrow morning. Three chapters and a lot of questions left to work on. I'll start now, after I click the "publish" button so I feel "lighter". It's how I live these days :) I rant on my blog and then I feel a bit lighter ... as though someone took away the load off my shoulders - just for awhile...LOL.

I've been applying for some jobs in Malaysia. I think I'll be going back to work. I want to do my Masters as well and it's cheaper in Malaysia. Besides, I've been away from home for awhile. Can't say I don't miss it.

It's my nieces birthday exactly two weeks from now. She'll be two. That is one kid who is way too cute for her own good. Can you believe I am two decades older than her? Man, I really am old.

I bought myself a slice of cheesecake today - because Dad sent me an e-mail telling me to buy myself a cake. Hehehe. That's Dad, always telling me to spend money. I think he knows I can be very stingy sometimes.

Dad sent me two mice (computer mice) and some keypads for my research. Unfortunately, the mice weren't exactly what I was looking for. I think the exact ones weren't available at the store he picked them up. So, I bought a mouse online - from a place in Adelaide and they are having it couriered in a few days. It was so much fun - doing the Internet-based fund transfer thingie. You enter all the details then you click "Transfer" and it's done! I like it :) I know Malaysian banks have it too, but I've started using it here. It is nice.

I hope I get my mouse soon. It's one of my first Internet purchase..I could get to like it. Hahaha. I need to open the mouse up and study the internal circuitry. I cancelled a meeting with my thesis supervisor today because I felt bad that I haven't read up on what I was supposed to read up. I've been really busy this week. I'm sure you've noticed that I didn't blog much lately either. I have a lot of thoughts but I don't feel like writing them down.

I watched this really good episode of House last night. It's hilarious :) You guys should watch House too.


At 4/10/2006 08:08:00 AM , Anonymous Selene said...

Hey! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry I couldn't get online till today...I'll try to send you something (but you need to gimme your address) if not then wait till I go back to State College then I'll do it ok! Hope you had a good bday! *hugs*

At 4/11/2006 10:14:00 AM , Blogger Fieran said...

Hey, you don't have to send me anything. It's going to be expensive considering you're in the North Pole and I'm in the South Pole. Don't waste your money.

Anyway, I figured you were busy. It's alright ;)

Thanks for the greeting. I'm keeping a watch for white hair now.


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