Back in SIngapore!! =D

Singapore
September 1, 2008 11:01pm CST
Hey friends! I'm back in Singapore!! *Waves to all* Home sweet home NOT! (I'll explain later on) My trip to Malaysia had been good, spent some time with my boyfriend, and I had dyed my hair! (more like bleach it.. Lol, not sure I like the new colour though). It had been a hectic, fun filled two days there! First time stepping into a cybercafe, 1st time using the internet in Malaysia (i won't be back there again.. my god 5min just to load one page.. Lol) and first time riding in a 'flying' bus. I reached Malaysia in record time at 5.15am when usually I will reach there at around 6.30-6.45am. Oh Well, Konsortium didn't get their name 'flying' bus for nothing. But I did enjoy the scenery as I did not get to sleep at all during the trip there! It's nerve wrecking as well as exciting! I'm back in Singapore at record breaking time of 7am on another fast 'flying' bus KKKL. Lol, usually we will reach back Singapore at 9am but this time round, it's 2 hour earlier. Hehe.. you can just imagine how fast the bus was going. I was looking out of my window with my heart in my mouth all the time, watching the trees and cars zooming past my bus. KKKL is going even faster than Konsortium. My gosh~! All in all, it was a good trip. THe only sad part about it is that I am now in my company typing all this out. Which means to say, I had not slept since last night when I board the bus.. and immediately, I had to report for work at 9am.. Luckily my boss is not in the office, and I did have the time to washup and bathe in the office. Otherwise I would just have to get past the day without a bath too! THat's the only down side to this trip Well, did anyone miss me? Hehe. How about you? Have you have any experience like this? Share it with me, pleasE? =X
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Welcome back again.. lol =D U are really like a wind, come and go anytime u like.. haha.. U will go to malaysia every weekend just to accompany your bf?? hehe Dun u find it hectic to rush to and fro, and with the high rate of accidents in malaysia, ain't u worried at all?? ^_^ And i really think that u are 1 superwoman, going to malaysia right after u finished work and fri, and back on mon morning itself and start work straight away.. lol =D Hope u really enjoy your time and stay there, spending quality time with your bf.. lol
• Singapore
3 Sep 08
Haha.. That's me! There is superman, and then I am superlady! Now you see me, and then.. now you don't! Wahaha I do visit my boyfriend every now and then, but it's definately not every weekends! Lol, if I were to do that, I think by the end of the year what everyone would be looking at would be a 'zombie' angelia due to the lack of sleep in this one year! Actually, I would see.. If it just so happens that there is 2 days of off days for my boyfriend, then I will go down to visit him (by coach). This time round, it was Malaysia's National Day and so there was Monday being a holiday for them.. so off I went! But, seriously speaking, when there is no holidays (it is only Sunday he is free), I would try to arrange my time and make myself free for at least one weekends per month to visit him. But, if there is no cheap airplane flights during those period, then I won't go. I don't think I could tolerate missing 1 whole day due to being on the bus if I am just going to visit him for 9 hours on Sunday! Hehe.. this is nothing new to me.. Now I am getting older, I do feel the strain that the periods of non-sleep is on me. In my younger days, I don't travel like this to Malaysia but I work like this, sometimes even going for up to 1 week without sleep, and I don't feel anything. But now the strain is showing! And I am not that old! In the past (about 1 1/2 years back), I was working in two restuarants (just opposite each other). I would be at restaurant A from 10am - 10pm and then cross the street to start working in B from 10pm-7am.. And this continues on for the entire week (so no one at home will actually see me!) Only when it comes to a off day from either A or B, then I would go home to rest, but in actual fact for an entire month, I would only sleep for maybe 24 hours or so? So, this is in fact not that taxing on my body as compared to my past part-time work. I just don't get it why is it that I get so tired when it's just one time per month? Haha if I don't admit I am old, also cannot already! Well, thanks for your response my friend! Take care and have a nice day~! =D
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• Singapore
3 Sep 08
Were there any accidents in Malaysia? If there were, I wasn't aware of it at all. Lol, no wonder i am not so worried or bothered about that fact! But seriously speaking, if I have the choice, i would rather go by plane rather than by coach. I had went up to visit my boyfriend by plane 3 times (up to present moment) and I am just loving it! Because it takes me only 1 hour to touch down from JB to Penang! That was just so amazing! The first time I took a plane to visit my boyfriend, I just can't stop raving about that experience to anybody who would listen. Lol, because I remember by coach at that time, I would had just went past customs, on the way up to Johore, the Southern tip of Malaysia and nowhere near the Northern part of Malaysia. So at that point of time, I just could not get over that fact, and well I got a bit addicted to flying Thanks for the warning! I would be more vigilant if I were to take the coach again next month! Well, take care my friend!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Sep 08
LOL =D THat was such a long post but well explained ^_^ I see the reason for u going over so often, but y dun he come over to singapore instead?? In a way, it's more convenient for him and safer for u, since he is staying near to singapore side ^_^ hehe As for flying, though it's fast, but i find it a waaste of money to fly when it's actually quite near and can reach within the same day itself.. hehe.. Yeah, along the north-south expressway, there are already so many accidents, normally involving singapore tourist..
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@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
2 Sep 08
Wow,it's nice to hear your good trip,LOL.I've never been to Malaysia before and think of one day my 1st trip there will come true.Anyway,I look forward my trip to S'pore next week although it's a biz trip.Anyway,nice to see you back and keep lotting~~
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• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Wow~! You are coming to Singapore!! Lol, which company is it that you are travelling for? I am staying in Singapore, the Eastern part of Singapore where the beaches are! Which part of Singapore are you going to?? If you have the time, perhapes you can think about making the trip down to Malaysia, our neighbouring country? It's just like 15 minutes away from the borders of Singapore in the North. Actually there is not much difference between Singapore and Malaysia, as Singapore used to be part of Malaysia! When you look at Malaysia now (2008), you are actually at what Singapore used to be in the 1960s! It's like a time warp and it is just so amazing! That is why Malaysia is my 2nd home (as it reminds me of my growing up years in olden Singapore) and that is also the reason why I love Malaysia so much! (well, besides the fact that we had to shop in Malaysia in order to survive living in Singapore ). Happy Mylotting to you too!!
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• China
2 Sep 08
Well,nice introduction of your homes~~It's shame that my bad knowledge of the the neighbourhood countries history,like yours.In fact,I may not have time to go around S'pore and never mention trip to Malaysia this time,pity so.Anyway,if have some spare time,I do look around this city`~Thanks~
• Singapore
3 Sep 08
Never mind, it's okay.. You will have the chance to visit my country as well as Singapore's neighbouring country - Malaysia one of these days. Don't be too disheartened by the failed trip this time round. We look forward to your arrival and welcome you to our home Take care and well, you heard it from me (the history of the two countries), although I would not say that whatever I had just mentioned constitued to facts, as they are just my two cents worth of opinions. Lol
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
I have to admit that I felt like I was actually with you while I was reading your post because you narrated it colorfully. Honestly, I haven't been to anywhere outside my homeland, which is the Philippines, ever since I was born. The only thing I came close to is travelling in different provinces and cities within our country. And personally, I used to be negative about going abroad, whether for leisure or business or work purposes. My reasoning then was, "why would I go abroad to work if there are job opportunities here in our area?" And I was afraid of accidents which might happen while on board a plane. But things have changed a lot. Times are tough that competition for job placements has proven to be a struggle since there is a continous flow of college graduates from school. Aside from this, our currency has devaluated too much that its buying power has declined steadily. I graduated last 1996, had my first job after graduation the following year, and I have been working for approximately a decade now. Eventhough I'm not included in the margin of minimum wage earners locally, I still could feel the pressure of poverty and am really finding it much difficult to make ends meet. Months ago, my husband and I both came to a decision that one of us must sacrifice to be away from the family and work abroad for a higher earnings or income. And frankly, if I would be going to work abroad, the first country in my list is Singapore. In fact, I have gathered some data about your country and until now, I'm still in search for other info about it, along with preparing myself for this decision. Through posts about Singapore and online friends from mylot community, I am beginning to see a larger picture of this wonderful place already. Now, I'm absolutely looking forward to visiting the place and eventually working there. I'm also planning to apply for a permanent residency status when I'm already qualified, so that I could fetch my family, particularly our daughter who just turned three last month. Hope to see all friendly Singaporean mylotters over there. And before I forget, friend, welcome back to mylot - our second home!
• Singapore
5 Sep 08
Haha.. We welcome you to Singapore, if you are really coming here to work! You will be pleasantly surprised to see lots of Phillipinos over at one part of Singapore till it's called Little Phillippines. Lol. If you really do come here, you can be sure to meet a lot of people from your country to the extent that it really feels like home! Sometimes, I really admire people from other countries like you.. Because you all have the courage to leave behind everything you all know to go to a foreign place where there is no friends and everything that you once know is gone, just to make a living. Comparatively, us Singaporeans have it easy. Though we step into the workforce and hardly meetup with our friends and families, we know that they are at most just an hour ride away. We are hardly away from places and people that we know. Even if we want to, we can't! It's such a sad thing to hear of this in your country where there is no equal job opportunities in your country, and to the extent that one of you in your family will have to sacrifice and leave behind your loved ones to go out to a foreign land and place to work. I admire and respect your courage. Well, hope to see you here in Singapore soon! You will be sure to love this place! Happy Mylotting and take care!
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• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hi, friend. Even now as I write, things have taken a steady negative downturn of events with the effects of the global economic crisis largely affecting our country's financial status, as well as that of our own family's. I'm still with my employer for more than 4 years now but a couple of weeks ago, they have finally sent out our notice of separation which guaranteed our employment only until the end of this month (March 2009). Although there is hope for absorption by the interested bidder of the company, I don't want to take chances. I'd rather try my best to earn as much as I could, through lawful earning opportunities, while I still can. Anyway, thank you so much for the best response award, though it took me a long while before I finally realized it.
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Hi my friend! It's been a long way since I have logged into mylot. How are you doing? It came as a shock to me to read about this (Your Company). So, I take it that your COmpany had been bought over by another Company seeing that it's early April 2009 now. So, how is your rice bowl now? Are you still with the Company? Yeah~ It had been a rough year for 2008 and presently 2009. I am not too sure how long this economic downturn will last and how well our economy may cope with the recession. This recession had affected many countries, industries, companies and ultimately the individuals get affected too. Luckily for me, I am not affected at all. But, it's been a bad job market out there for those who have graduated this year! (MY friends and relatives included) Well, I hope that all is well with you, and yes let's give three cheers to the Internet for giving us the opportunity to earn even more income even in this bad economic situation! Take care and happy mylotting!!
• India
2 Sep 08
Welcome back, angelia! I am glad you had a great time in Malaysia. I have never been to Malaysia, so I don't have similar experiences. However, I did wait ages for a page to load and still do sometimes. :)But I have never showered in office. I would have just gone late, I guess. ;) Cheers and happy mylotting
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• Singapore
3 Sep 08
Thanks for your response my friend! I sure miss you guys when I was in Malaysia! Hehe.. going late to work had never been an option for me (IF I could help it!) Lol, so since early morning, there is no one in the office, I would choose to bathe in the office rather than have to travel back home from Central of Singapore to East and then back to Central again. So it was all a matter of convenience and well an excuse for laziness. Lol. Do you want to come to SIngapore one of these days? I would love to meet up with you and all the other Online friends of mine! It would be all so cool to have meet some friends online in real person, don't you agree? Well, take care my friend and yes Happy Mylotting to you too!
@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Welcome back to Singapore! Which experience are you asking to share about? "flying" buses or not sleeping before reporting for work? :P
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• Singapore
3 Sep 08
If possible, BOTH! It's all up to you!? If you have an exciting experience for either one of them, feel free to share them with me! I'm hungry for gossip! Yum yum!
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@bing28 (3800)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
everytime I hear a story about Singapore I am flaterred, as I have so many kind online friends from Singapore at Yuwie. One was the late Mishad (may he rest in peace) an online friend we really cried for knowing he passed a way a month after his last signed in. His cousin signed in at that site after reading from his cousin Mishad's Diary, about his friends in Yuwie, just to inform us. Mishad used to send me pictures about Singapore. We really missed his kind gestres. There are so many other friends from Singapore who are really nice and kind. Maybe that's why we're friends as well. So there's a joy felt in my heart just reading your post about your country. Keep posting...
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Lol Same goes to you! Happy posting and may the friendships on Mylot grow by leaps and bounds! I'm disheartened to hear about the passing of your friend. May he rest in peace too! I'm actually quite surprised to hear about the praises that you have heaped upon Singaporeans It's really a change from the norm and really heartwarming to know about this. Many a times, Malaysians (people from our neighbouring country who come to Singapore to work to earn our money) always complained that Singaporeans are too cold and unfeeling. And they will compare us to their very own country people. So, it is really a nice change for one for you to appreciate the finer qualities of SIngaporeans! Oh well Well take care and happy mylotting to you my friend!!
@riyasam (16582)
• India
6 Sep 08
wow!you sure had a great time,i was wondering were you had dissappered.i just dont remember anything so exciting.i think age is taking its toll.lol.
• Singapore
8 Sep 08
Hehe.. We are as young as we think we are! Keep that in mind and always repeat to yourself that you are forever 18 and you will be amazed to find yourself acting that way as you are when you were 18 even though you are in your late 20s now! The mind is amazing in that way! Hehe.. so I guess my presence was missed! Well, I am back and all ready to keep posting and posting!! Happy Mylotting, my friend! Take care!