Thursday, 12 February 2009

The One with The Introduction

And so we meet again!

Let me give you the lowdown.
As you may be aware, the economy isn't good right now. Actually, it's pretty damn dire.
Which (sarcasm alert), is great if you're graduating, like me, in the summer of '09.

I, like the rest of the UK student population, did the whole 'lookingforajob' thing, with as much gusto as I could.
Lie. I was enveloped by 'The Fear' that I wouldn't get a job by the time I graduated, so sent only about 15 measly applications. I got straight out rejected from 3, reached the 2nd stage of the application process for 4 of them (which I later got rejected from (moral of the story - know some basic financial maths)) and didn't hear back from the rest of them.

When I got back from Japan in October 2008, I had sworn to myself that that was the last time I was moving anywhere. Full. Stop.
The plan was to get a job. Whatever it was. So I could be a fake Brit in Britland for longer than 1 year, and to do the unthinkable...
stay. in. one. place.

As it turns out, I'm doing anything but.

Last summer, Maman moved from Singapore... to Sydney. Manly Beach, at that.

So I had a choice to make.
Be jobless in the UK for at least a year... or move to Sydney to take Grad courses/ get a part-time job/ have a pet kangaroo... (Because all people in Australia have a pet kangaroo. Word.)

Sorry guys, England lost. Big time.


Mid/late July.

Things to do before then:
  • Learn to drive
  • Get onto a grad course - Project Management/ Logistics?... Sheep shearing?
  • Sort out Visa situation... Student? Tourist? Work and Study?
So with all this going on, naturally I need everyone to know/ care about it.
Henceth the creationeth of this blogeth.

Watch this space!


  1. yeah! sounds exciting. Australia has always been one of the places I've wanted to visit ever since I was really young. Wishing you the best in your travels!

  2. Thank you Rodger! :D What's new with you? x

  3. Wow, how exciting! I'm looking forward to reading about your new life Down Under :)


  4. Manly beach? OMFG I hope thats a description and not a place name... hehehe!

  5. That's awesome news - the Beach or Birmingham? Despite my fondness for Brum, I've got to go for the former in terms of cool factor.

  6. when i grow up I want to settle down too