Showing posts from January, 2013

I'm newsworthy! Kind of.

Something worth saving on this blog. Local news NZHerald took a picture of the press working at a high profile event which my company organised. Back home in Brunei, family and friends would text or even give you a call to let you know that your face made it to the newspaper. :)

Old men singing at Tim Hortons

When I'm old, I wanna hang out at Tim Hortons and randomly burst into a musical song with a group of people my age. Just cause.

Happy New Year 2013!

On New Year's eve, I had a few friends over for a quiet New Year's celebration. Nothing big or fancy just a simple dinner with lots of drinks and chats. We also spent some time reflecting on how 2012 has been to us and all of us agreed that it was a good year. Here are my highlights for 2012.

In January, I left my very first job in New Zealand as a part time retail assistant after working there for over a year. Sure, it was just a shoe store but it was also my first working experience overseas so in some ways, it meant quite a lot to me.

Despite working there only as a part timer, I also managed to save up a little bit of money which I was able to buy a return flight ticket back home for both Calla & I. No idea how I did it but I did so it was really an accomplishment.

And then there was the Jakarta/Bali trip for one of my friend's wedding which was one of the highlights of my 2012. Ironically, despite being born and raised in Brunei, this was also my first trip to Jak…