Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Things have been moving at lightning speed, but I am glad that I've managed to keep myself quite busy throughout the holidays. Well, I do wish time didn't seem to fly by when i am so preoccupied, but I would kick myself even harder if I spent my time doing nothing. I guess.

I've been having the usual symptoms indicating my time to fly off is near. Mostly these symptoms revolve around feelings of dread, anxiety, sadness, and reluctance. I get nightmares even. Nightmares of me waking up in New Zealand, and forgetting to bring my suitcase over. And when I wake up and see my own room, the feeling of relief is beyond words.

Though a lingering discomfort lies in the knowledge that it will soon be true, these dreams, and by then I'd be having dreams of waking up at home, and then waking up for real to the cold cold walls of my place in Auckland.

I wish I weren't such a wuss. I wish I could be like everyone else, and look forward to going back to Australia/NZ/UK with a smile on my face, and have the time of my life.

I have a slight regret now that I have skipped Week 1 of Semester 2. Especially since I failed a unit, it seemed only logical that the last thing one should be doing is to slack off some more from school. Also because I seem to have quite a lot to deal with when I go back, and I just don't seem to have enough time. And having no car, my transportation is limited/takes forever.

On a much brighter note, I've had an awesome time back home! I think I've managed to do, see, eat a lot of things. And I managed to catch up with quite a few people too! Here's a recount of what I've been up to.

1. Ran a marathon. Ran it pretty well too. =)
2. Conducted a group aerobics session for my old high school, with teachers and students! I used the Waka Waka song...hence the picture. But i'd be damned if I wore what she's wearing below. hahaa...3. Went to the Rainforest World Music Festival and had an amazing time with my favourite boy.
4. Climbed a mountain. Gunung Nuang. I *heart* hiking.
5. Organized a high school class reunion. Had about 12 people turn up. Not too bad. Was really good to see some of these people again, and to see how our lives have all diverged since 7 years ago.
6. Climbed some indoor walls.
7. Bootcamped my arse into shape.
8. Went to Bukit Cahaya Sri Alam and got owned by a darn monkey. It was HUGE. Not tame and tiny like the picture below. It stole our bread and our 100 plus. [picture stolen from google images]
Yeah. And ate heaps. heaps and heaps and heaps. =)


Hsin said...

Love the blog, Karen. Took me a while but I've finally stumbled upon it. :)

Glad to hear you had a blast back home. I'm nursing a horrible case of homesickness myself so I almost know exactly what you're going through. Although I must say you handle it with a lot more gusto and strength than I do, and I truly admire you for that. :)

Keep your chin held up! You'll pull through just fine, regardless of your decision to leave/stay in Auckland. If only because you seem to have things all figured out both ways.

Take care, and good luck with the run/swim/bike this weekend!


galnexdor said...

thanks hsin. =) didn't know u were still blogging! i used to follow your blog.

I'll see u around. come to auckland, look me up, ok? =)