Author’s note: It’s that random post on Thursday night. You have been warned.

drinking beer

“So, what’s to write?” I ask myself.

I’m sitting here on bed, my big sister sleeping (not so) soundly beside me with the lights off, and I have been staring at a blank ‘Add New Post’ WordPress page for a long time. My parents are still watching some movies outside – perhaps they feel like it’s a little bit too early to sleep at twenty two past ten at night.

And while I am typing this on my Mac, my sister suddenly whispers, “Silent.” I guess it’s the typing. Perhaps it’s time to change to my iPad.

Okay, so where were we?

Ah, yes, writing.

I still don’t know what to say but I’d just imagine that we are having coffee at the moment. …or actually having beer would be better because it’s night time.

So what kind of conversation would we be having? Well first of all, I would blabber about my first week of uni. (Oh yea, if you haven’t, read my story of Why Master’s here. It’s gaining quite a traffic.) I’m currently taking Master of Publishing and Communications at Unimelb, and honestly, I’m really enjoying my first week.

I couldn’t believe I just write that.

But yes, Master’s is heaps better than undergrad. Perhaps because by this stage you already have a certain image of what your future dream job looks like and you are genuinely studying what you want to study. Plus, you are taught by academics who you aspire to be someday. How cool is that.

But yeah, I’m guessing the pressure threshold would be high, too. Like, I had just finished week one and I feel the urge to start learning about week two’s classes asap. Plus, I did all my readings for this week. I know, crazy right? I used to do the bare minimum back in undergrad.

Anyway, apart from Master’s, life’s currently looking pretty good. I just had an interview the other day for a position that I’m half dying to get (half. I don’t want to look too eager here. Or if you’re my future employer, then yes, I’m literally dying to get the gig), and I did things a bit differently this time. I would know the decision pretty soon so I guess we could just wait for another post that may be titled, “Proven: Let me tell you how to really nail that interview” or “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, depending on the outcome.

I just edited my email signature too! It looked pretty cool (and professional) at the moment, so if you’re keen to know how it looks like, drop an email to say hi.

The virality of my two posts (you know, the date series) are already slowing down, which is bittersweet, but I think I’m ready to start writing things in other topics (oh wait, I hope you are not tired of reading my love stories).

On another note, I’m finishing a short companion guide to my book Swimming with The Sharks. I am in between choices – thinking to either just publish it or to take it to an illustrator and put a bit more magic towards the book. Any takers? Oh, if you’d like to have a sneak preview of the guide and give me a feedback or two, please email me! It would be much appreciated :).

And… *drum roll please* goodbye long distance! Actually, it’s goodbye long distance and hello, medium distance!

Reason is: Even though TJ (that’s my bf) and I live in one city, we live 50 km apart. So…

Okay, at least this time I can just jump on a train on the weekend and have KFC night together instead of having to catch a plane ride. Yay?

On a last note, I just want to thank you (remember, we are having beer) for reading (listening) my writings (to my ramblings)! It’s been a total pleasure to be given the opportunity to be a part of your life (albeit small but hopefully not that insignificant).

Till next time,



Ps. Yes, I drink beer. Currently I like Fat Yak, James Boag, Little Creatures, and James Squire. And German beer. And ale, I drink ale. No, not stout. No, not lager. Ales.

P.Ps. No, I’m not drinking any beer while writing this. Nor any type of alcohol. Just a cup of water, in fact.


Photo by Yusuke Kawasaki