Where art thou in October?

As shakespeare would say in the above title? Actually, it should say ‘where have I been this month?’

Well I ended up working the long weekend at the start of October. A few days after the long weekend and at the start of my time-off work, I recieved sad news of a family member passing. That day it was organising last minute flights, organising cousins to take care of the pets as my parents were still overseas to packing and errands. Furthermore, I organised to meet one of my current uni buddies at lunch that day in the city and so didn’t want to cancel. This also meant withdrawing from my fitness event to shuffling appointments around until I got back.

I left the following day with my brother and arrived in Kuala Lumpur late at night. From that point on, it was straight to the memorial place for prayers. We met all our relatives there, put our bags down and then pray. Mum, dad and my younger sister who is currently on exchange arrived at 1-2am Saturday, due to their flights being so late at night. Knowing we had to be in the same place later in the morning, we tried to get as much rest as possible. Saturday was more prayers from day to night. Sunday morning was the funeral and then after that, it was goodbye to 5 of the 8 cousins who have lives in KL now. The 3 remaining cousins had to fly back to Taiwan, Singapore and Korea the next day. We stayed at our uncles place for the duration of our trip (2 days to go). My sister left to go back to Singapore the following day as she has class. It was nice for one of our cousins to invite us to her place for dinner that night. She now has a daughter and is married to a French man. She came to Sydney 3 years ago at xmas time.

We caught up with all of our cousins as much as possible during the short time there. As I mentioned, all out cousins are based in the main city now. A few of them have partners now. We now have a whatsapp group and keep in touch time to time again. For me and my brother? We left KL on the Tuesday night to fly directly to Australia. Me and my brother arrived at the airport early because our parents had an early afternoon flight to Singapore and then back to Australia. They also decided to comeback home earlier as they have been travelling for nearly a month now. It’s bye for now until next time. The rest of my leave was getting to appointments, haircuts and completing my final uni task.

So it was back to work the following week but I had an interview the day after I returned. I am seeking and applying for new positions as they arise to whatever suits my skills (hopes to the new year). Last week of September marked farewell to colleagues and a casual partner. Now work size is smaller but in recent times has gotten busier and now I feel like I’m ready to go on and go out of this ‘bubble’ workplace for nearly 2.5 years. Furthmore, my current deparmtent won’t exist in the future so hence another motivator, and I need change. Also which is why I started my Masters for the same reason: change in career path.

Well I am officially finished with uni for the year! I turned in my last assignment this morning and I am free!! See you next year in March!!! Speaking of which I need to decide what subjects I’m going to enrol in for next year. I went to trivia on Thursday night for the first time at it was good. Will need more people next time though.

That’s update in a nutshell.

Until next time!

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