flu

You would have imagine that the start of a semester is like a clean slate at times. I entered the semester with practically no voice, headache and a fever (currently with a cough as well). I think the worse thing is i took a REAL break on friday, reading a book on the bed, lazing around.. just plain resting and then it all started on saturday. What can i say, my immune system crashed when i rest (no, not being sacastic, there is some proof for that). Anyway, i saw a client at 9:30am yesterday and that was probably one of the most challenging session i had to date since i was conducting a session whispering. I cant cancel since everyone is on break last week and since mine is the first session in the whole semester, i cant call to postpone as that would be too last minute.

it didnt go too badly though. thank God…

I am officially a Murdoch casual staff. :p Time to grab some $ back after paying so much in school fees.

tutoring

Since i am embarking on a brand new career as a tutor in the next 2 weeks (sounds grand but really it is not), thought i should write something about what is a crap tutor:

1) Someone who cites the textbook in every tute “what did the textbook says?”
2) Someone who comes in to the tutes just for presentations.
3) Disorganised- both in tutorial and during consult time
4) Not available- That is what a consult time is for!!!!! Dont disappear. And it suxs when the tutor doesnt reply emails.
5) Returning assignments 2 months after due date.
6) Act smart
7) Look smart but talk crap
8) Waste time
9) Gives wrong information
10) Disinterested
11) Turn up late

Now, i just hv to pray to God that the above 11 points WILL NOT happen to me.

tics n tacks

The end of R n B’s stay in Perth. It has truely been a challenging 10 days (7 for ben) while i juggled with reports, after reports, after reports and going sight seeing with them. Nonetheless, who can forget the sunset icecream we had on Cottosloe beach? Those cute quokkas in Rottnest, clothes shopping in Harbour town, quirky London court, freo town, the cold house (sorry folks.. no insulation, take pity on my hsemates and me… ), long chats…etc etc.

Thanks for providing me company and being so understanding as I put my work first.

and yes B, i am still in shock with you carrying me on scarbourgh and attempting to throw me into the sea!!!!! =(

And to Ruth- your dinner was good!!!! See, cooking isnt that hard.

hope you guys enjoyed your stays.
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The trip to rottnest was refreshing. The wide skies and greenery was relaxing. The guides were good and the walk was fantastic. I wont hesititate to go again (if i hv $) for a short getaway.

Back to my report, this is bugging me. Telling myself… soon soon soon.
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On another note, I was reading V’s birthday list and was chunkling to myself. I remembered her msn “dionk” when i said i wanted an apron for my birthday last year =( What’s wrong with an apron?

Another semester is approaching. I hope i can have a quiet weekend before the chaos happen again… meeting clients, scheduling work, tutoring, assignments… i want december to arrive soon.
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Calmness, quietness, stillness. How people take these for granted. How people take each other for granted. Look, it is certainly not hard to do a little housework, be a little considerate and have a little initiative. No initiative?-seriously, we are no longer 6 year old kids who tug behind our mothers’ skirts and await for instructions. No longer are we children who think the whole world revolves around us or actually believe that we have no responsibilities towards each other besides than themselves. Such childish behavior and thoughts still exists- to my disgust. Respond and Act. Change, regardless how hard it is. More excuses? That is how selfish a person can be.

smiles + quiz

Ben arrived! =) It was nice recieving that great big hug in July (instead of the usual december..) Anyway, I was in uni the whole day yesterday. Finished up my files, changed my reports, chased CL for his signiture, got my supervisor’s report back, tidied up my folder, discussed some Q, and did some admin work with the test librarian.

Pizza night was a success, although i think we might be hving pizzas for lunch and breakfast for another day or so. I hoped all of you had fun.

It was funny how being in the quiet clinic yesterday…and hving 3 ppl coming in and questioning me why am i there, and i really should rest. (i cant rest when there r truckloads of work to do. it’s logic really). I think the one that top my list yesterday was when i emailed CR to tell her that i completed my files and corrected the paperwork. She replied and asked me if my friends hv arrived interstate.. (and then sent another one to remind me to enjoy myself). I am not being ‘hardworking’ i am just trying to complete the work! I cant take a break when there is work at the back of my mind. I just feel ‘weird’ or worse ‘guilt’. Unless i reached my pt where i cant stand it anymore… Like on monday, my shopping was sort of ruinned (until i bought the pair of pants) when my test partner called =( that is what happened when work is not completed. I cant seem to enjoy myself. Is that considered as ‘hardworking’ or stupid?

Anyway, below is the personality quiz that i took (following V’s posting). Does it sound like me? You be the judge.

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates.

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:

You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don’t focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

How do you view success:

You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don’t succeed. Don’t give up when you haven’t yet even started! Be courageous.

What are you most afraid of:

You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It’s time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

shopping

Ruth is here with me in Perth. After waiting for 5 years, she is here! Ben is coming on Wednesday… gonna be a mini family renunion =) If only peggy can make it.

I went shopping at harbour town with ruth yesterday… it was certainly refreshing shopping with a girl(not that there is anything wrong shopping with boys.. it is jus different!). She bought $60 worth of clothes.. i spent $30 for a pair of pants. Retail therapy, how i missed it.

Not an easy week, considering i hv to get back to uni and complete work. The take home exam is bugging me.

session terminated

One client down. =) it feels good when the client leaves the office and said she now have the tools to deal with the problem she came in with. A morale boost for me anyway.

The clinic seems awfully quiet as everyone is going off for holidays. I feel like an idiot when I have a client coming in on a friday afternoon, when practically everyone is off somewhere (they were even talking about the up coming trips up north, down south..etc in the resource rm!).

PD had a client picked out for me (well,that was on the top of the list).. a couple, that is gonna be challenging i reckon. PD’s last words to me before i left his office was “It is important to take a break so that you will return fresh and enuth, make sure you take a break”.. in fact, he repeated that 3 times when i was in his office. yes, u guessed it, i rolled my eyes when he said ‘fresh and enthusiatic’.

Sunday.. oh..Sunday

Woke up this morning thinking… “the weekend is almost over.” Now, i dont mean to be a plain old hag complaining about short weekends and long weekdays… but seriously, i began to drag “mondays”.

Managed to grab a WHOLE morning of sleep on saturday!! My stomach felt better since then. Hopefully it is all about rest. I greeted haz in a messy hairdo and sleepy eyes when she turned up at 11am.. If she was here 5 mins earlier..she would hv seen me in bed.

When is the next public holiday?