I like being a morning person. Somehow, when my alarm went off at 2 am, I jumped straight out of bed and into the shower. After that it was enjoying a beautiful double-shot latte made from freshly roasted Australian beans, packing a few last things, waking up my sister then driving to the bus interchange. From what Meryl tells me, that will be my last good espresso coffee for a while 😀
I so wouldn’t want to live in Sydney, traffic was terrible from the highway to the airport! I was sitting just behind the driver, and really felt for him. Clunky manual gear-change buses are definitely not meant for peak hour traffic. Must be the same for truckies. If I was a bus driver, I think my Sirion would feel like a Veyron after stepping back into it!
Less than 12 hours until I’m seeing Meryl! I’ve been looking forward to today for sooooo long, have really missed her. A lot! But it’s been great chatting on the phone most days, have found it really rewarding getting to know her more and more over the months, and finding out all about her life in Singapore, and her friends and family. I think the distance has been a good test of our relationship, especially since I’m the type to fall in and out of love easily and quickly. Haha, but test passed so far, my feelings for her have only become stronger and deeper as time has passed. Hence why I’m so, so excited to see her again tonight!
Haha I can smell the scent of mango wafting from the towel-padded, whole-roll-of-packing tape taped box of mangoes sitting on my suitcase in front of me. I hope they make it there ok!
The last few weeks have been so hectic. Ever since arriving back from Christmas in Adelaide, work has been flat out. Lots of late nights, weekends, even public holidays. And I don’t get paid for them any more, so want to get demoted! But I think it’s my own fault really, I designed the system we’re building in the best way I know how, but it’s quite new to the other developers. Which means it’s up to me to do the bulk of the foundational code, make sure everyone’s comfortable with it, assist with writing user interfaces to sit on top etc. If it were more conventional (conventional in a Centrelink way anyway), I probably wouldn’t be working all the extra. But, it’s not, and I have been, and I reckon it’s so worth it. A good learning experience too, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some really bright techos!
Anyway, with a lot of work and not much sleep, it’s all done (and I think mostly working!) ready for testing. So I’m free as a bird to fly off to Singapore and find Meryl … Woohoo! Gifts are all bought too, Meryl’s family, Meryl for Valentine’s day, Meryl’s brother’s birthday, Gen just cos she’s my twin. Haha I’ve got a feeling my luggage will be a lot lighter coming back than going over!
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