We supposed to have a photo shooting at Batu Maung this evening, but due to these dark cloud, plan cancelled. This morning I already checked the Weather forecast for today, and it shown there will be rain this evening. At the meantime, the sun still shining high up in the sky, the heat was toasting your butt, so we were remaining hopeful for the outing. Forecast things never be 100% correct, so we thought this time would be the same.
Around 3pm the sky turn grey and to dark. Down pour should be within sight, and it did start raining soon as I reached Georgetown. So all the hopeful thoughts were demolished. Even it did stop before the time we planned, the environment and conditions were no longer suitable for photo shooting.
On this same day, my friend CheeSiang , he managed to capture a peaceful rainbow photo shot, but what I managed to shoot were the dark cloud. How ironic it was that both happened on the same day but with totally opposite significance.
Well, there’s no rainbow photo, just dark cloud. Rainbow for hope, dark cloud for ? hmm
…you tell me then!
My elder sister finally made up her mind and went to Melbourne, Australia to further her study last Saturday, 18/10/2008. It was not easy for anyone to do so as she needs to give up her nursery business, friends and family here in Malaysia. But she wasn’t alone there, because my younger sister already there for years. She can take care of my elder sister and help her adapt to her new life better. If without anyone there and asked she to go alone, I wonder would she emotional crash of homesick…
Well, some of you might already know that I planned to migrate to Australia. The main requirements to get myself there are my IT skills. So I need to further enhance my existing IT skills or add a few more certificates for my disposal. That is what I am focusing on now. I am currently pursuing my MCSE certificates, total of 7 exam papers which I already passed a few and left a few more. Once done I need to submit all my certificates and IT working experiences for skill assessment, by Australia appointed association which is ACS (Australian Computer Society). After received the approval that show I’m qualified in the skill assessment, then only I can submit my PR application under skilled worker category. Anyway, it was a long ongoing process and progress. Some took years to finalize everything and got their PR (Permanent Resident). And this is my route to Australia!
My sister previously involved in education industry- nursery and kindergarten, which not under consideration for skilled worker migration. Under these circumstances, she got no choice but to further her study. She chose to study nursing course because of the benefits a nurse can get and most of all, nurse always a shortage in every country. Once she graduated, hopefully the local hospital can hire her and help her to acquire her PR. That is the better and easier way because when there is a company willing to sponsor you, your chances to acquired PR are doubled up! So that is her route to Australia!
Ok, so please stop asking me how’s my Australia plan and etc. I will keep you guys posted. Visit my blog occasionally and you’ll know what the stage and status. Read it yourself, when reach the stage that I got my PR approval, I will personally broadcasting to everyone I know!
Here some warming photos I took in airport when I send my sister off to Australia. Don’t cry la, it’s not the end, it’s just the beginning. We will take care ourselves, no worries! I will try my very best to join you as soon as possible, sis!
Orien – He’ll be off to England on coming Tuesday, 21/10/2008
. We would like to wish him all the best and good luck in search for £
-Pound Sterling…. Anyone who just got to know about this, perhaps can give him a call to wish him before the date stated above.
Perhaps some of you might not know him, its definitely not a fruit (Orange) that going to sell off to England. Hmm… I dont really know how to write his chinese name, but pronounciation is abit similar to “Orange juice” in chinese. Anyway, if that couldnt helped to refresh your mind, probably look at the photos, you should know. By the way, pictures are freshly brew out from camera directly, no mods at all. Sorry if it looks ugly to you.
He’s applied WHV – Working Holiday Maker Visa
which allowed you to have two years visa in England. This visa is actually meant for travel visa, jus that you are allowed to work part time to gather your travelling funds throughout the 2 years period in England. But professional job are not allowed, only those lower labour work like wash plates and waiters only. Dont ever underestimated this kind of job, it could bring you some fortunes if you had proper planned and well spent. The currency exchange rate to pound is quite high, 1 pound = ~RM6.10
. So imagine you brought back around £
90k, you’ll be a half millionair in Malaysia. Interested? Call him or browse around WWW for more information on this WHV.
We organized a farewell YC(yam char) session for him. As mentioned, YC session of caused no buffet food or whatsoever, just tea. The YC session held at Old Town, Autocity. Our usual hang out place. Actually its a nice place for gathering and normal chitchat session with friends, although abit noisy due to the “DREAM” pub is just next door. Anyhow, raise your voices will be fine or choose another corner end near Sega where much quieter.
Ok, share some photos I took during the YC session, his farewell gathering. Once again, we wish him all the best, and perhaps some sourveniers for us when he’s back here. :))
1st of all, congratulation to Victor & Maggie. Wish you guys have a happily ever after marriage. Their ROM (Registry of Marriage) happened on 7 Oct 2008 which also 9 Sept in Chinese Calendar. It was a nice day for committing in marriage. 9 in chinese stand for long(duration) in chinese, so we wish their marriage also same as the meaning – long long…
He’s been quiet about his ROM until we asked. Not sure why he wanted to keep it secretly. It supposed a happy day to share, but we’re not really been invited until the day before his ROM. Somemore invited with just SMS, sound like “come only if you can, otherwise just ignore it”. Well, we did make ourself free to attend though.
Never had attended any ROM before, so I’m quite anxious what would it be, what are the things should and shouldn’t do. It could be my references for my own ROM someday! There were 5 couples waiting and to make their oaths. The procedures are very simple. Each pair just took about 10-15mins to finish off took the oaths, signing and photography session. Except our friend Vict&Mag pair. There were 5-6 cameras around, shooting at them. And I think probably every angles were well covered, some shooting videos, some photos and for me just photos. I could said that they were the most happening pair on that night! Because that, I couldnt have a good position to shoot at them, all the nice spots were well taken by others. I just could do my mighty best to shoot at the spot i stand.
So now stop all those craps, let’s rewind back the night with pictures. Picture does tell a story, listen and see yourself. Of cause I’m not going to post all photos I took, just some highlights of the night. For more pictures of that night, please acquire from Victor.
P/s : Please click on the image for more photos.
On this day, 12/10/2008, the day your journey ended in our family and started your new journey to heaven. I knew this day will come someday, somehow just unexpectedly that soon.
Everything seem fast forwarding in my mind of you. I remember the very 1st day you been brought into our family while you’re still a little puppy of about 1month old. Wow, A “Hush Puppies” (a brand name of shoe)! No no no, hush puppies is just a shoe brand, you’re not shoe! We found out that your species were called “Basset Hound“, so we decided to use Basset as your name.
Ever since you came, you bring full of joys and happiness to our family. Accompany my mom while everyone went out for work, play with us and cheer us up with your sense of movement that make us laugh out loud. We’ll missed you so much!
I have no brother, so I treated you as my little brother. You’re part of our family. We loved you so much and we’re lucky to have you as part of our family. But now is the time, the god is calling so you must go. You may say goodbye to your pain filled days and endless of lonely nights. You’ve been struggled and done your mighty best for weeks, the battle has lost. So ironic that I must said, Yes, is time to go and you may go, take a step beyond and set your spirit free.
We knew we will got grief after you left, you wouldn’t want to see tears. Our hearts already filled full of tears, it takes time to dry. No worries about us, we can get through this. Let your spirit follow the angel to the heaven where you supposed to be. Someday, somewhere and somehow become our family guardian angel, protect us from sickness and danger, we do believe the day will come! In the meantime……
Rest In Peace – Basset.
Would like to dedicate a song for you Basset. “I’ll be missing you – Puff daddy“!