this is a bit of late f-y-i but just so you know my first volunteering job last Sunday was awesome!
haha i wish.
to be honest, it sucked. big time.
and the weather that day was not helping at all.
the orang atasan would only know your name if you were doing something significant, if not, you are sadly known as “the volunteers”. (its like a peep into working life lah)
ateqs and i were suppose to be doing “office” work and *poof* we were changed into runners.
it’s raining, cold and windy, and there you are, walking from the hotel to fed square then go run errands like buying colour pencils (which they called afterwards to say they don’t want any). patience is a virtue kan ateqs?
but then again,
something good did squeeze out of it.
one of my errands that day was to pick up these 3 jazz artists (the Mell-O-tones) from the airport.
so i popped myself in the car and the driver asked me my name,“whats your name, love?” before driving off.
the driver’s name was Alan, a Brit by birth but he is more oz than anything, having living here for 50 years already.
he turned on the radio to listen to an on-air discussion about the celebration of ANZAC day
and i was amazed at how ‘semangat’ he was agreeing to some of the points and cursing (politely of course) to some. little did i know, he was a war veteran.
haha no wonder la kan?
it gets better. he was stationed in “eepowh”.
oh yes, ipoh, perak darul ridzuan, malaysia.
and he started telling me stories about the “war” in malaysia and how bad it would have been if the japanese won while i literally tried digging up my sejarah knowledge yang oh-dah-basi.
we talked about religion and politics and me being me, said that i can’t be bothered with what’s happening back home. “too much drama” .he said i should give a damn about it (not in those words, mind you) being ‘the generation’ and after what has happened to the country all this while.
Alan reminded me a lot of Gary, random people who come walking into my life just to tell me certain things that i should know or do and then, walk back out.
fun fact of the day!:people will look at you funny when you’re holding a sign at the airport bearing some random names.
maybe because usually, it’s an old/scruffy man holding up the sign, not some geeky-looking short “filipino” with red converses on. hahaha 😛
it took awhile before the Mell-O-Tones discovered me among the lautan of people and off we went, back to the hotel. One of them had to take a cab with me since all of us couldn’t fit in the car. His name is Geoff (a fancy way of spelling “jeff”) and he plays the trumpet. I was surprised at how down-to-earth he was and how he would laugh at every silly thing i said. weird i know, but i do get that a lot (i was a clown in my past life you see, okok *lame*). and oh, his favourite restaurant in Sydney is Malaya which is apparently ‘the hangout place’ for the musicians there. cool kan? he mentioned how they would ask each other ,”have you tasted the beef sambal yet?” and he knows what assam laksa is! probably the first mat salleh ive met to have known that yo! hahaha, i find it amusing 🙂
my point is, the day did suck but i met some pretty awesome people
so, its all good 🙂
don’t you just hate it when, you are there listening to the lecture, and all of a sudden, the chair your sitting on magically moves back and forth. fast. not slow tau. and doo dee doo it’s the dude at the end of the row of chairs moving his legs. *ugh*. now the lunch you had earlier is bathing in all your stomach juices and can’t wait to get out. defying gravity. geram betul.
one of my lecturer must have quit his job at national geographic and is teaching us bio instead. you know, that oh-so-very-i-know-it-all type of voice? and haha, it does not help when he’s teaching us evolution. interesting yet, somehow makes my brain lag. but he is nice lah.
i think mother nature crossed autumn off her list. it’s already damn cold, depressing, windy and depressiiinnnnngggg. oh by the way, 2 more months till pure bliss 🙂 woohoo!
i am soooo addicted to jack johnson’s- better together. a must/perlu/mesti/kena listen. or you might have listened to it already, with me being ketinggalan zaman lately 😛
made cekodok (that is how u spell it kan?) just now. oh tak jadi. and this is my third time. apa ni? kata… third time is the charm. boo!
5 days till my first volunteering job 🙂
like i said, this is a very pointless post.
no, im not in my right state of mind, obviously.
will update when my brain checks back in with me okok?
it is i, who likes wasting time of thee people (yet again),
p/s: 6 minggu and counting. tolonglah.
“…it’s all about pace, and life is a combination of of mad 100m dashes, long leisurely walks and at times, endless marathons. Pace yourself and you’ll find that you can enjoy it all…”
-w.o.w of baba
thanks ba 🙂miss u.
heart: hey there brain 🙂
brain: why hello there, what’s up? or should i say, what’s beating? 😛
heart: hahaha lame yet again huh?well nothing much. it’s just that sometimes i feel like giving up on you-know-what with you-know-who..
brain: hmmm it has been quite a long time since you last saw him huh?
heart: yeah, pretty much. almost a month 😦
brain: ohh don’t be sad..*hugs* maybe you should be a lil more patient. patience is a virtue kan?
heart: a month is quite patient already okay?
heart: you do know how hard it is for me to feel this way about someone right?
brain: yeah..i do
heart: and how every time there are mariposas in the tummy. every time. it’s exactly how it is in the movies you know. where i melt 😛
brain: haha you were always the die-hard romantic anyways. so what are you going to do?
heart: you tell me. you’re the brain, remember?
brain: i really don’t know. you know how indecisive i kind be, right?
heart: hahaha yeah totally. remember the time when you wanted to buy strawberry jam and you were debating on which brands to buy for like 1o minutes kot..so so kelakar..!
brain: LOL, anyways back on the topic
heart: *sighs* maybe i should just give up kan? i mean it’s not like i see him that much. and he’ll never get to see the real me or get ot know me better pun. damn. i really thought it will work out you know 😦
brain: whoa come on la. don’t give up just yet okay? just wait. time will tell and who knows what will happen. you just can’t tell. the unexpected always happens and it will surprise you.
heart: uh..how much time are we talking bout?
brain: it could be a week, a month, a year but yeah, just wait 🙂
heart: what if it doesn’t end up the way i want it to be? cause sometimes i do feel it’s impossible
brain: i guess, just take it slow and go with the flow. now repeat that like a bagajillion times.
heart has signed out.
yeah, c’est la vie.