Saturday, June 26, 2004

Cook Up

Some international make up artists for Laura Mercier were doing some make up consultations at Myer at Bondi. So Betty booked us in for a bit of fun. For those who know me, I don’t usually use much make up and I have always held the opinion that non-asians can not do Asian make up as well. After the consultation I came home with eyebrows that were 1 inch thick X_x overall my friends seemed to think that I looked really good and that the look was for me…but if I needed to spend that long each day to achieve ‘the look’ – no thanks.

We spent the rest of the day food shopping and buying what we needed for the night. Check out the pics here

Saturday, June 19, 2004

A weekend of good byes..

This week was a rather sad week filled with good byes and well wishes. My secretary Paula resign and will be starting as the national training coordinator for a major pharmaceutical company. I knew that this was something that she wanted for a long time and I feel so happy that she finally got it. But the selfish me is absolutely devastated! I have no idea what I will do without her. Not only am I losing an extremely valuable team member I’m losing a really good friend.

Thankyou so much Paula for everything that you have done for me, your help, patience, support and friendship has been greatly appreciated.

I also went to the farewell party of my good mates Sam and Vivian; they are off to travel around Europe and to live in London for at least 2 years. I’m going to miss Sam so much! Back in high school we did the same subjects and in uni we studied the same degree and dreamt the same dreams. At parties we would rock up wearing exactly the same thing. We even joked that one day we would end up working for the same company.

But she’s off in just under a week and I’m so excited for her. Having travelled to London and parts of Europe myself my heart longs to do the same. It so funny to see how everyone has grown up and the choices we all make. She’s going to have a great time and I can’t wait till I start hearing about her adventures.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Drink up

Went to my friend’s graduation dinner at the Lowenbrau Keller at the Rocks and managed to catch up with old friends. The restaurant is great fun and the beers are huge, a great night was enjoyed by all. Congrats Nico!

Monday, June 14, 2004

Minties Moment

I was at my friend’s dad’s 50th so you can imagine it was a room full of older people. I fill my plate up with food and park my bum on a seat nearby ready to eat the night away. The guy next to me decides to be friendly and strikes up a conversation with me:

Guy next to me: “So what do you do for a living?”

Me: “Well on weekends I manage a chain of jewellery shops and on week days I work for Hudson”.

Guy next to me: “Hudson aye… are you enjoying it?”

Me: “Well I recruit Accountants and you know what THAT’S like, with Accountants being the most interesting people on earth” *rolling my eyes sarcastically*

Guy next to me: “So you must know Alana, she’s from your city office?.. She placed me in my current role at Westpac; I’m an Accounting analyst there. Alana’s always calling me up to see if I need staff”.

Great! He was an Accountant and a client – if my fist could fit into my mouth I would have eaten it.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Mirror Mirror on the wall..

I’ve been itching to see this particular fortune teller. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an extremely superstitious person but a few of my friends and workmates went to see her in December last year and I have slowly seen her predictions fall into place. All a bit of a coincidence? Quiet possibly …but one has just got to wonder sometimes.

The last time I had my fortune told was in Paris 2003, not by a fortune teller but by a family friend who believed that she had psychic abilities. She predicted that I would find a good job, that Jacky and I will end up together and that I would have one child somewhere down the track. Upon hearing this I was rather upset, I’ve always wanted at least two kids because one just seems so little. I’ve always loved having heaps of cousins and visiting family, watching families shrink is rather sad.

She told me that having that child will be such a strain on me physically that it may be dangerous to have another. If I really wanted more, it would be up to me now to exercise and build my strength – this I have taken to heart.

Other predictions that did not quiet come true was that I would reconnect with an old friend who would be the one to find me my job? And that I had to be very careful of someone close to me as they were jealous of the relationship that Jacky and I had and they would hurt me in some way. I just refuse to believe that bit, if I let a person close to me it’s because I trust them completely and they have earned my trust. I just feel so blessed with the group of friends that I have now, that I couldn’t imagine begin suspicious or thinking ill of them.

I guess fortune telling can be a dangerous thing, as much as you say that you won’t take things to heart I think subconsciously when things aren’t going well and your morale is low you find something to blame it on.

So, shall I? Or shall I not?