Tuesday, January 30, 2007

One More Month...

One more month, I'll be back to the Land of Kangaroo again...

This year is going to be my final year in Perth if I plan to come back to Miri for career. I don't know whether I should be happy or not. When I'm back in Miri, I miss the life in Perth. When I go back to Perth, I miss Miri. What do I want?

The first time when I was going to Perth in 2004, I was quite happy and excited at the same time. I thought I can at least get the freedom I have long for.

However, it's not the case. I missed home a lot. I started to count the days on the calendar. "When can I go back to Miri?" I asked myself.

Somemore, with the stress I have on studies, I started to dislike Perth. I described it as Land of Stress instead of Land of Kangaroo.

Years later, I no longer have those kind of feeling. I started to tell people how nice is Perth. I tell them how clean is the environment. I tell them how cheap is the wine. I tell them how friendly is the people. The list goes on.

Maybe because Perth has become my second home (although it's a home without my family). I have my own friends there. I have learnt how to become independent there. I have spent about 4 years of my university there.

Although I have a heavy heart to leave Miri, I still look forward for my final year in Perth (if I plan to come back Miri for good).

Wish me all the best in Perth, guys...

P/s: I'm quite lost in writing this post. If you don't know what I'm trying to say, just ignore it and enjoy the photos.

21 comments:

Dr ve Thru said...
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Dr ve Thru said...

Kok, I know what it feels like to be torn between two worlds.
I tell you ah...live for today, don't worry what tomorrow will bring. Today has enough trouble of it's own (somewhere in the bible, God tells us).
So, now, I also learn to live day by day and even though I miss my parents and siblings...life goes on lor. I don't think so far ahead.
Once you graduate, you can apply for your PR when you are working in Miri or even maybe KL but until then....eat, sleep, study, sight- see. At your age, you should make the most of the present and be surprised by the future.
OK, ai meme liow beh?

Kok said...

dr ve thru,
Thanks for the advice. I'll always keep it in my mind. As for the PR thingy, I'll consult you when it comes to time, can? I think you are quite expert in this already. hehe.

Meme ah? That one I have to take some time to do it leh. Have to think of something to write for each nominee mah. haha! I'm now applying what you have thought me. I live day by day. So, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow meme, I haven't thought of it yet leh. hahaha! Just joking. I'll write about it soon, k?:)

ilene said...

Kok,
I'm also in a dilemma like you but, from a parent's point of view! To let my daughter go after her dream or tie her to my apron strings? For her future, I'll have to do the former. There will always be mixed feelings as to whether we're making the right decision. Since you're already in your final year, please do carry one and race till the end! Like the saying goes, when you reach the river, then only think on how to cross over it. For now, you need to stay focus and for me to go to sleep!

Judy, don't kachau him with meme lah. Poor boy already so bogged down with his studies and at a lost with his future so, better not add to his problems, for now!

Dr ve Thru said...

Kok, wah take my advice hor and then now excuse to do meme as and when the day comes. Haha..ok lah. Actually, I did say that if you don't want to do also never mind one.
Eh, tumpang lalu ah...

Ilene ah, Kok is on holidays lah why you all keep asking him to go study. Holiday mah. He will start studying when he goes back to Perth lor. Eh sai beh sai?

FireHorse said...

kok welcome to our world. Being away from home has been one of the hardest thing I had ever done. I hate it but have to keep reminding myself that if I want Fatty Boy to have the education here, I have no choice. If it is any comfort, Australia is not that far, your parents can always visit you.

cc said...

Kok, know exactly how you feel there. I'm torn between the 2 worlds too. I refused to call nz my home for some time even though I know we probably will not go back to Malaysia.
I still miss my friends, families and a lot of things back home, but now this is my other home. I have started to open up to my new home and embrace it.
Don't worry too much as to what the future may hold for you. Take it on day at a time. Things would be, whatever will be, will be.
All the best to you! :)

Sasha said...

oo i love Oz. I hope i can retire there. So peaceful but then i will miss malaysian food. Maybe we can open mamak stalls there ? wanna share?

www.yenjai.net said...

kok, have you made up your mind?

ilene said...

Kok, please lalu sikit...want to chat to Judy.

Eh Judy, I know lah our friend Kok is on holiday. But he said in his earlier blog before this wan that he's got report to draw up, got thesis to study, shopping for goodies, blah, blah, blah .... so that's why I say, don't kachau him lor.

Eh Kok, why no response wan from you?

wonda said...

Wah, you and cc so fantastic hor! Can add in your blog name in the photos. Eh, lu quietly tak chek ah? Good boy. You are grounded from blogging until you finished your homework and shopping for this and that. So meh meh and kuai kuai tak chek and chuok kong ker. Ni tong mah?

Kok said...

ilene: Where's your daughter now? Wah! I like this saying, "when you reach the river, then only think on how to cross it". I'll keep this in my mind. Thank you, ilene. :)

Eh eh, how come you sleep so late one? Me no response? I have to go work also lah. haha! Now only I got time to respond to you all.
dr ve thru: haha! You gave me advice, I sure have to apply it ma, no? :P If I got the time, I'll try to do the meme, ok? :)

ilene & dr ve thru: Don't fight, don't fight. I'll make the decision. haha!

cc: Thanks for the encouraging words. I wish you all the best in NZ too. I'm sure you and your hubby will lead a happy life in NZ. :)

sasha: I agree with you that OZ is a good place for retirees. Life there is slow and perfect for retirees. Not to say it's not good for youngster like us lah. Just that, it suits more for retirees. :)

Want mamak stall ah? Can can! We can share the business. haha! But but, wait I work and earn the modal first. If not, I don't have any money to share with you leh. hehe.

yenjai: I haven't made up my mind yet. Maybe you'll only know my decision at the end of this year or maybe early next year. :)

wonda: That's just a small trick only. hehe. If you want, you can download this programme, Adobe Photoshop. CC and I are using the same programme to do all the editting for the photos.

wonda ah, me no time to tak chek lah. Morning and afternoon, I have to work leh. At night only I got some spare time to rest and then study. Wo dong, wo dong. Bu yong dan xing. Wo hui zuo wan wo de gong ke de. :)

Dr ve Thru said...

Kok, I'm at work. So a quick comment.
Please email me and I will send you cc's email address.
j_leese@yahoo.com

OK, NOW GO AND STUDY!!! Heehehehe

Kok said...

dr ve thru: I sent you an email loh. haha! Work still wanna come. Better go back to your work! haha!

I'm trying to write my report also actually. hahahaha!

FireHorse said...

Morning Kok :o)

ilene said...

Wah KOK, you and CC very pandai apply bold fonts to our name. How you all do that ha? Can teach ah? Why you want to know where is my daughter hmmmm....?!

Anonymous said...

Kok,
Apa lu sibuk kerja ni? What job?
U know, when you wrote you're going back to Perth to finish your study,I dunno why lor, but I actually feel you're going far away tho' we are not visibly present. Strange feeling lei.

Anonymous said...

Kok,
Sorry, I didn't sign in. So turned out to be anonymous. It's me, Big Aunty Wonda.

Kok said...

firehorse: Afternoon, firehorse. Haiyo, I was reading this comment after my work. So tired. Going to rest later. :P

ilene: Bold ah? Easy easy! haha! I'll send you an email later on how to do it, ok? Very simple one. I couldn't do it here cause after I type, it will automatically become bold. :) Aiyo, who knows your daughter almost same age as me...then..akhem...hahaha! Just joking lah. Since you say you let your daughter go after her dream ma, then I'm curious where's she going loh. hehe.

wonda: Aunty! Why you no sign in? So malas. haha! I'm having my industrial training wor actually. Almost done with it liao. Working with a company which deals with oil and gas stuff.

Aiks? How come got such feeling? Don't worry. With this cyber world, I'll try to blog and you'll feel I'm closer. :)

FireHorse said...

If and when got new post come call me ok?

Kok said...

firehorse: okie dokie. No problem:)

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