Saturday, April 25, 2009

Family matters & Internship!

I love being back in Sabah, I know so much more people here whereas I'm only familiar with a small group of people back in Terengganu... Anyway, moving on, I just came back from a kenduri for my late uncle. As somber as the event was, it was great seeing all my aunties and uncles again! And their friends who I haven't seen in ages! I'm not going to go into details here but it was heck-a fun, they did take pictures, I can't wait to see how they turn out, haha. But knowing how unphotogenic I am, it's likely to turn out odd.

Internship starts on Monday, I'm looking forward to it. I hope I make a good first impression!!! It's at a research center in Likas, I have my fingers crossed! As unflattering as my degree is I really hope to make something out of it so my efforts in getting it will not go to waste. I mean, I don't really care what I do, as long as I can bear it, haha. Don't do this at home kids. I'm no role model.

It was tricky trying to write a blog post tonight, coz I can't decide what exactly to write about, there SO many things I'm interested in! SO I settled on an everyday topic. I realize that I'm gonna have to take care about what I post up here, I don't want to be held accountable for it. Like some pissed off person hunting me down. Gawd no.



This is my direct family's picture (Stephens side) at my grandma's birthday. I'm not here of course, coz I wasn't in Kota Kinabalu at that time... I hope they won't mind me posting this, and I grabbed this pic from a cousin without her knowing *sigh*. Anyway, if she ever reads this post, she'll know I'm quite apologetic about it!

For lack of better things to say,
toodles&hearts!

P.S. I'll make a list of posts I should put up, to make my posts less random. Bring on the lols.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bad News

My mum called me earlier when I was sleeping. Apparently an uncle died and while I think it's nice she thinks I should know, sometimes I feel she has a morbid delight in telling me the details when people die. It's like she's pleased that they conked out. I will never understand this woman.

My uncle, R.S. died in Singapore following complications during an angioplasty procedure. His funeral will be later in KL. When a death happens to that family, it hits them really hard because my grandfather's side is rather expansive, theirs is much smaller with my grandfather's brother only having 3 kids and and an adopted auntie. Aunty E.'s lots of fun, she's married and divorced enough to fill one hand, nicknamed 'The Black Widow'. But now she's happily married to this really wonderful Uncle H. who I've always thought was really nice and adopted a son.

Anyway, I don't know why I'm jabbering on about this family, but they're always so interesting and really nice people, my side of the family is more homey and down-to-earth and I love that about both sides. It's a real pity this happened, he just turned 50 this year. There was a really big bash in January (which I couldn't attend coz I'm stuck here.) where all sorts of important family friends and bigwigs attended. It's the type of bash where girls can wear gowns! Anyway, that's besides the point, I will always remember him as a round jolly uncle, the life of a party! :-)

P.S. Off-topic but I found out that if I googled my favorite nick, 'vrosemarie', I can track my Internet progress since a few years ago! Mostly from comments at Korean entertainment websites... It's alarming coz I didn't know I'd left such an obvious trail.(-.-')

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

*trumpets* Vanessa's Resurrected Her Blog!

Hey there to the non-existent readers of my blog!

Anyway, this post is just to commemorate my very first post on my new (back from the dead) blog! Yay! I realized that I had a blog lying around since 2004 when I tried to get this domain name and it was taken... And when I finally figured out my password and attached it to my Google account, I realized what a god-awful little high school brat I was back then looking at my old posts. I was pretty emo and pessimistic on life and I vented a lot on that blog. Nobody reads it, I know, and my reader's comments were all full of spam! Anyway, I revived this blog to celebrate who I've become today, a much happier and confident person, I'm so glad those dark teenage years are over! :-)

My interests are completely different now than from way back when so I decided to revamp the whole thing and get rid of everything. I think I'm going to refrain from commenting on other people's blogs to keep this blog private for the meantime, while I try to get things going. It's in the middle of my exams now, alas, and I can't write much but I will definitely get things going when it's over! So much is happening now, I'm finishing my 2nd year in a marine-related course (won't divulge anything further because I'm embarassed of my course. Sad but true.) and my internship will commence on the 27th of April, I'm looking forward to it and hoping for the best! It's going to be at a government-owned research centre and I'm interested in learning new things, my holidays are always ever so boring, because I feel like I'm wasting away my youth at home. My friends call me up sometimes to go clubbing but I'm not that kind of girl. Do you, my non-existent reader, think I should go out and party more?

(A little voice in me says I should be more sociable. My father would thank the high heavens should I ever become 'popular' or a social butterfly. I can never work out what my mum will think. It's really hard to read her even though I'm her own daughter...*sigh*)

Till next time, (aww shucks)
Vanessa &hearts