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Monday, March 29, 2004 0 comments
Mood: Me sleepy
Currently listening to: Get Your Hands Off My Woman - The Darkness
Need sleep so going to try and keep this short...
Friday night was a pretty boring affair, more from my somewhat anti-social attitude towards the end of the night, than from lack of company (apologies to Joa and Jules (and Joa's friends especially - guess i was tired lor...). Had dinner with them at an Indonesian restaurant (Bali something or the other) which was good, DAMN good. Went to Passions in KL after that but it was full so we scuppered that plan, went to the bar, ordered some drinks which never came, and then left for Nouveau to finish the bottle of whisky which Joa had left there last time. Nouveau was (once again) pretty empty - which is in sharp contrast to its reputation - and... yeah, that was pretty much it... ;p
Saturday was pretty quiet... so quiet i can't even remember what i did! Aside from playing C&C with Leonard in the late evening... Went for dinner with my parents to my Godfather's place for some French feed and discussions on the details of my working in Armenia. Sounds like an 'interesting' job! I'll be mainly working and living with my Godfather there in order to learn, assist and oversee the various investment and construction firms he has set up as part of his ongoing projects in the region all of which totals up to keeping me VERY occupied (by the sound of it) for the next 2-3 years - but hey, i'm ready for a change! In addition to this, some of my Chinese uncles are getting in on the country on behalf of Malaysia as well so it suddenly seems like one big informal family corporation in the making... At least i won't get too lonely there as members of my family on both sides will be paying periodical visits to the country over time. Looks like in the interim i'll be doing some impromptu, err, 'training' in the second half of this year with Eric (acquaintance of my father) in his risk management firm here in KL (or Manila - we'll see) as well as intenisve lessons in French and Russian (da!). As for Armenia it seems like they're having high hopes for me since i seem to be the only one in my family's generation who's interested (or dumb) enough to be getting directly involved in their affairs... Also looks like i'll be in the region for some time as it was explained to me that Armenia is supposed to be their springboard to the other neighbouring states (it even looks like i'll be in Iran after this stint with my Godfather) and there was even some talk, of the fantastical sort i hope, that with my uncles and father's backing that i'll be Malaysia's first honorary consul to Armenia once i've honed my contacts and mastered the languages...
*yeuch* Me representing Malaysia as a quasi-diplomat? I don't think so.
Yep, nepotism is truly alive and well... ;p
*sigh* Can't help but wonder if this is what i really want to do... But then again, its better than nothing i guess. On the bright side the pay is great! Something to the tune of USD$7000/mth! Now THAT i can appreciate! Still, if i don't do a good enough job at it i'll be dropped like a stone, that much is clear - and i can also appreciate that form of thinking...
Great. Now i've got to contend with something i've always tried to avoid - others expectations of me. So much for living life on my own terms... :(
Anyhow, spent this afternoon at the French Charity Fair at the French embassy... a real boring affair. It was smaller, hotter, and less sociable than i imagined or remembered - i had a pretty ok time at last year's fair. Went to the neighbour's apartment for a free health screening (some electromagnetic field mumbo jumbo but hey, its free) to find out that i have a problem with my thyroid glands which is what is apparently causing my insomnia. Apparently the solution lies in my not using toothpaste(!), chewing gum, or at least changing to another sort of toothpaste (can't remember the brand or type). I have my doubts on this one... :O
Worked on my marketing assignment - it's on Armenia - for the rest of the day and then went for mamak with Joa and Jules at SS2. Hrmph, that scrambled egg special is overrated if you ask me... ;p
Oh yah - i got matched with that Ally (read: chemical engineer) girl after all! So now i have her number and email... ;p
Drat. No free second speed date then! ;p
Gonna zzz now...
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Your'e disgustingly fat pig face with the yellow skin and and slant eyes has been with us ever since! And not to mention your horrid attempt at humor. Wow!! What a gift you've been to humanity! Keep up the terrible work! Long-time Fan" Well, some things never change...
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Germans Cross to Other Side to Ease Cost of Dying - "Germans are shipping their loved ones to eastern European graveyards and crematoriums to beat the rising price of funerals at home. The trend has been labelled "corpse tourism" and is on the rise in Berlin and other cities close to the borders with former Iron Curtain states such as Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic."
Name: Patrick Pincon
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