The last week and a bit has been a whirlwind of happiness, a coming of a full circle, some massive amounts of physical pain, lots of pleasure and I cannot add in whatever more else. Life, of course, has been quite a full one in the past week.
First off, my whole residency appeal – I played a gamble in going without a migration agent (not really a choice either, at any rate), therefore without plenty of legal advice, and won. I really won’t suggest anyone to do the same thing, it was a most stressful 4 weeks leading up to that, and I definitely hope I won’t have to go through that again.
The judge/member (as they call themselves, but don’t be fooled), was a very pleasant guy who also made the whole affair quite casual so it was a lot easier on me to think through what I have to say and not to make any legal boo-boos. of course, in my writing to the judge, I will give it that I gave a very casual approach as well, leading to very casual use of colloquial terms.
All in all, I had say, never again, even if it worked to my advantage.
I received the letter he promised today, which was a write up of the facts of the proceedings. Amongst it was something I… pretty much expected but was still somewhat enraged to see. My wonderfully inept and useless ex boss? He dobbed me in to say that someone pretty much forged the forms I asked him to sign and that he has doubts about our relationship etc etc because we don’t seem to know each other very well.
Funny that, he was the one who offered us a deposit on our current home. Not to mention, we both have been under his employment for the same length of time. Even if we were together, that’s a damn long time to not know each other.
In Chinese, we have this word ?, which can be translated to many things… One of which is being “vengeful” or “determined”. As my dad said, he’s goddamn ? lor… Then again, my dad believes that we should always leave everyone a “backdoor” out of every situation, never to “burn any bridges” so to speak.
That he was determined to hurt both of us in such a manner and caused us so much grief in over the last couple of year (I will just blame the year of the Tiger for last year, really), while expecting it (I even told immigration that it would happen, but they won’t believe me), I was still vaguely enraged yet amused.
?… Did he think that being so ? and completely vengeful, nothing will come back and bite him? Funny that 2 years later, he was the one crawling to Waife, hoping to get Waife to come help since everyone had abandoned him. Waife ignored him, of course. At the end of the day, he sold the business at a loss, he lost everyone who was loyal and supportive of him, and all of it was his doing. Considering how much he hated Canberra, and how long it finally took for him to sell that business (about 3 years, so to speak), I had say Karma came and bite him in the ass.
Yes it did create a bunch of problems… simply because the left hand was not talking to the right hand. I mentioned to immi about possible issues leading from an idiotic Mr McFarlane who might commit perjury just to get at me, but the lady at immi didn’t believe me and would not take in the materials suggesting that he has ulterior motives. the whole conversation was meant to at least be documented but nothing was mentioned. Which resulted in me needing to explain myself (guilty before proven otherwise in such situations) before a judge.
Do you know what perjury is, Mr McFarlane? it’s called lying before officials therefore obstructing and costing them time and wasted resources (i.e. your tax money) on important matters. idiot.
Anyways, secondly!! I WENT TO MELBOURNE!! woohoo! holiday away from Canberra. I haven’t gone to Melbourne for ages, and most people should know by now Melbourne > Sydney for me. So, this was a welcomed time away! I won’t bore you with what I did there, except that it was at least fun, and I saw, for free!, the blackened imitation of Tutankhamun’s corpse! and lots of pectoral jewellery! and fishes! <3
I also got myself an old school polaroid SX 70 The Button (which is about as old as me LOLOLOL) as well as some Impossible Project Film – but of course, my inability to read manuals before using something caused a lot of fails… may I present, big fail:
It still look arty from some angles, but hey, I kinda prefer to see a little more shapes to that!
In all other news, since my residency is more or less resolved, I am going “back” to sort out more paperwork, specifically that of my Singapore IC (green card, ID, whateverthefuck) which I very nicely lost last year. I am sure enough of you have heard by now, but to gain citizenship here (achievable within the next 18 months or less, so it was suggested), I need my IC so I can bloody surrender it.
Therefore I am going home to get a new IC so I can bin it. hahaha, so dumb right? oh wells.
I won’t be home for very long, however, I don’t have much leave and would personally prefer to see/help Japan rather than stay in SG and get severely mocked and harassed by my mother (aiya, you all know the story la). And, I do want to see a lot of you, which I have damn promised left and right in the past 3-4 years hahaha.
So, if we can, can we kind of plan this thing properly so I do see all of you? please send me emails/message me on facebook/whatsapp/however you want to communicate so we can do a good and proper meetup/farewell (maybe I will get banned from coming back to Singapore for 3 years after I quit being singaporean hahahahaha because I said I don’t want to be in the same citizenship as TPL hahahaha).
AND AND AND, MAYBE!! JUST MAYBE! I CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT COMICON!! maybe not this year, next? BUT COMICON!!! <3