Sunday, November 21, 2004


Today morning my sister woke me up saying she is going to the mall with my parents to buy an XBox. It took a couple of minutes for my mind to work it out.

XBox... XBOX... did I miss something.... when did she convince my parents to buy her an XBox... How long have I been sleeping... what year is this?

Anyway, got up quicky and took a quick shower. Damn, I hadn't done much research on XBox. I am gonna walk in there blind. The sales staff is gonna have a field day.

Anyway, once in the store, there was no sales stuff in sight. We were standing there for half hour reading through the bouchure and looking at everything, and not a single sales staff came to ask us if we needed help. Thats Kmart for you.

Anyway, Ended up buying The Ultimate XBox Collection which comes with the console, one pad, Halo, Tennis game, game sampler, Halo2 CD case, 5 $20 game cash back voucher, and 2 month XBox Live trial. I also ended up buying Halo 2 and XBox DVD Kit to watch DVD movies.

Then we went and had KFC. My paycheck got deposited today so I was feeling reach.

Came back home and started playing Halo. Finished 2 levels by 1:30AM. Gonna continue tomorrow... damn... just when I was planning to work on my project :(

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Overheard During Commute

One conversation that caught my ear today during my commute to work was:

10 year old nephew: Why does that women carry the baby when she has a pram?
Guy: You know what I think?
10 year old nephew: What?
Guy: I think people don't use baby pram to carry babies. They use it to ram people out of the way.

Something to think about...

Monday, September 27, 2004

Start Work

Yeaaa... I am no longer unemployed :p First day of job today.

Got my own cubicle but no PC... so sat in someone else's while they took the day off and use their PC. Did nothing but surf the employer's intranet and looked through their product demo to become famaliar.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

New House

My family rented a house today. From their description of the house, it sounds good. Will go in an hour to look at it.

Too bad its not near the train station. Now I have to walk more than an hour :(

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Back To The Beginning

Lil’ summary of everything that has occurred till now:

  1. June 10, 2004: Arrive at the land down under.
  2. June 17, 2004: Decide to relocate permanently to the land down under.
  3. June 28, 2004: Apply for transfer to the University of Queensland (UQ).
  4. July 28, 2004: Classes start officially but my application is still pending.
  5. August 10, 2004: Lose hope of getting admitted this semester after second week of classes.
  6. August 11, 2004: Start looking for a job to work until I try to get in the next semester
  7. August 27, 2004: After 71 resumes and 18 interview, got a job offer. Two hours later, UQ phones me to inform my application has been accepted (meanwhile 5 weeks of classes has already passed).
  8. August 30, 2004: Decide to accept the job offer since 5 weeks of classes have already passed. UQ informs me only 2 years from my previous 3.5 years of credits have been transferred #$%^&. Decide on UQ instead of job to get a head start on catching up the lost credit. Can't believe I turned down a job offer from Accenture... the horror... the horror...
  9. September 6, 2004: Take mid-semester exam right after starting classes. :(
  10. September 16, 2004: Accenture calls with another offer: 3-month contract where I can work around my classes. Asked them where should I sign. Start work from September 27, 2004.

Now I am an Analyst at Accenture. How cool is that? Hmm... do I get my own business cards? Not likely since I am only a contractor. Even if I do get them, I am not an Accenturite employee. People wouldn't know the difference but I would. And that would ruin the pleasure of it. Guess I will have to earn my keep.