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End of Trip Thoughts

3 August 2008

My month long trip to Brisbane has ended, I’m actually typing this on the flight from Brisbane to Singapore. It is a 7 hours long flight and I’m less than halfway through it. I’ve just seen “Ironman” and am watching “Prince Caspian” right now. I obviously don’t find the latter all that wonderful, or I wouldn’t be writing this, would I?

This time last month, I was worried about the impending trip, about spending a month out of my comfort zone. I didn’t know what to expect an Australia hospital and didn’t know what they expected of me. I’m great friends with Adrian and Linda, and Adrian was my housemate for 2 1/2 years, but I didn’t quite know how things will work out with me staying with the happy couple for such a long time. Honestly, I was worried about outstaying my welcome too soon… (I get the impression that when she reads this, Linda will want to smack me, but bleah, I’m too far away!! Haha…) At the same time, I was looking forward to meeting all the wonderful friends who were studying in Queensland. I had not seen most of them since they left for Brisbane in January last year, or even before that.

Anyway, all that worrying proved unfounded. Things went alright in the end… :) As always, I am amazed at how it feels like old times again when I meet up with good friends after a long while. It was good to catch up and hang out… and the excuse to indulge in some good food never hurts, right? The attachment at the hospital passed uneventfully and my only regret with that is that it is too short.

Waiting to check in…

If any of my batchmates from M2/03 are reading this, here’s a little update on those we went to UQ. Like all the other Aussie folks, they are stressed up about intern jobs and this coming week will be the toughest for them. Some of them have offers already, but I’ll leave them to tell whoever they want to tell. Now… on a lighter note… more about them. Linda bites, hard… so keep away from here. Adrian’s fat, and I don’t think anyone can resist teasing him, it is actually quite funny, that, and his bird’s nest. (Just kidding, Adrian…) Richard’s the same ol’ Richard and I’m sure anyone can imagine the way he is all worried about work and stuff… heehee… and of course, the same way Elena is keeping him sane by being the exact opposite. Elena’s ever so cute, though I am quite disappointed to see that she has got short hair once again, she had some long hair pics on her blog some time ago!! Raj and Daniel are largely the same people we knew. I didn’t get to spend much time with Daniel, but from the few times I did, I don’t think he has changed at all. As for Raj, I found out that he has a thing for purple… more specifically, purple coats, but he is also in denial about that, so please give him too much grief over it, just a little will do. Heh. I didn’t get to meet TJ during this trip, so can’t say much about him.

I had a great time in Brisbane and it is thanks to all my friends in Queensland, especially Linda and Adrian for letting me stay at theirs. Thanks, guys. And of course, there is Zen, who was there with me too. Glad we had a chance to hang out together in Sydney, babe.

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  1. linda_tjo4 said,

    on August 4th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    what outstay ur welcome… dungu.. *bite bite bite bite bite*
    hiks… my house is empty now.. used to u being here d..used to having a chew toy.hehehe…

  2. Yee Pei said,

    on August 4th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    I’m a chew toy??? WHAT?? Oh my goodness!!!

  3. Adeline said,

    on August 4th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    oh my TJ…

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