Thursday, October 19, 2006

Off to Taipei

Between the 27th and the 31st of October...

Will be bringing sauces for my dad's favourite fish head curry. Plan to also make Hainanese Chicken Rice and perhaps carrot cake...

Last taste for him before he heads HOME.

Friday, October 13, 2006

What if...

What if one day you got a call from your dad? Someone you were never really close to?

What if he told you he was dying?

What if you were asked to take in your 16-year-old Taiwanese half sister... for you to bring up?

What if you were told by well-meaning friends of the dad : "I think this would be better.. as you're brother and sister"

What if?

What would you do? What would YOU do? Because I really don't.


Sunday, October 08, 2006


Thanks for all your emails expressing concern; I REALLY am very touched... :o)

Have been many changes in my life and now's a good time to update you guys..

After settling my Grandaunty's matter, went to Melbourne for a short 10 day trip...

Really enjoyed my trip with the family. The thing was, I was working (via my mobile) through at least 8 out of the 10 days. The wifey made her mandatory "why-are-we-going-for-a-holiday-if-you-have to work-all-the-time" speech, but then this time, unlike other times, I felt the same.... *sigh*

Was back to the office on the 11th of September. Was having the most normal of days when one of my colleagues let slip that I was going to be promoted to replace one of the outgoing managers. Soon enough, other rumours reached me about how arrogant / self-centred / competitive I was. Remember the bunch of people who was pissed off with me? Yup. That's the bunch who was going to be in my team.

The story goes on and on... with the team petitioning and trying to retain their existing manager... I suspect that their intentions were so that they wouldn't have to come under my charge, rather than his retention per se. Amazing, isn't it?

Anyways.. after dinging-and-donging.. it was announced on the 2nd of October.. that I was promoted.. to head my OWN, newly-created, team. The previous manager? He withdrew his resignation.

*shrug* *grin*

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