Two years ago

Two years ago on this day, we got a dog! And now, that said dog sleeps next to the very couch that he slept the day we brought him home.

It is really amazing how a simple event can change your life altogether. There are a few things in my life that I do not regret, and this is one of them.

If we wouldn’t have gotten Pluto, there would be a lot of friends that we would’ve missed out. A lot of things that we might never had the chance to do. Marlanu’ would’ve missed on a playing / sleeping buddy.

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I am in a pretty good mood, considering I’ve only slept 4 hours after being on the night shift. Did I mention that I will tonight as well? It can’t be helped at the moment, since I do need money like everybody else.

But, I am happy! Yes, I am happy because f*ck it all. Why shouldn’t I be happy?

I officially applied for a new job. It comes with recommendations from friends. I have a pretty good shot at it, and I decided it is worth the risk. It is now or never and I should do everything possible to get the job. That includes practicing my English grammar. There is one sucky part. If I am to quit, I will have to stay 45 working days at the current job, till they find someone to fill in my position. That’s the only drawback of having a leadership position. Normally it would be 21 working days.

Oh well, we shall live and see where this will go. After all that has been going on this year, all that I can say is “bring it“.

One down

Today is back to work day for the both of us. In a way I wish it was back to school day, but those days are long gone. Pay day is coming and that will make things easier for the both of us.

I am happy that the summer heat is gone, and slowly autumn is making its claim. I do love autumn. In fact it is my favorite season.

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Four more months and the year will also end.

It wasn’t a bad year, if I think about it. In two months I will be debt free. I finished my reading challenge, and if I try a bit harder I might finish other things till the end of the year. It was a challenging year and I’ve learnt a great deal about myself.

Four more months of making decisions and taking action.

It might be that it is early morning, but I do feel that there are a lot of opportunities and chances to be taken. It is an optimistic feeling that I am having. I don’t know if it is a good feeling or that I still need a cup of coffee and to take a good look around me. I like feeling optimistic and making plans. Soon enough I will be free to make bigger plans. I cannot wait for October to come, to feel financially free.

In fact, I can’t wait for tonight to come so I can see my friends from work. I missed them. I missed being around them. In a way, I miss them more than old friends that I haven’t seen in a very long time.

So, it’s back to work day and I am feeling happy. It is a good feeling to have.

Summer vacation

Our two weeks vacation is almost over. Time really flies when you’re having fun.

My only regret is that we couldn’t take Pluto with us. He would’ve enjoyed all the places we went to. So much freedom, places to run and have fun.

Our vacation was not exotic, nor did we go abroad. We went up north to visit relatives and places that we never saw before. There are a lot of places in own country that we haven’t seen. So going abroad makes no sense to us. We could’ve went to the sea side like we always did. But, this time we focused on the mountains.

It was the best decision ever.

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The weather was amazing. I loved the chilly mornings and evenings. It made me realize how much I want Autumn to come. The food was great. In fact I think we both gained a lil bit of weight.

I really have no complaints.

Road to Oteleni

It kinda sucks that we have to go to work on Monday. But, then again we do need money. I am hoping that we will get other chances to go out and have fun. I am hoping that we will have the chance to go on a vacation just the two of us. Until then, we are left with the memories and the photos we took.

It was lovely, even if we went mostly to old churches or monasteries (like Voronet Monastery).

There also a few other stops that were planned well ahead.

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Others were not planned..

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Some were just to cute to pass by.

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And some were amazing, like driving through the clouds.

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Overall, it was a good experience. It is a pity it will end soon and we will all go back to our daily routine and even forget about these lovely two weeks.

4 days left

4 days left til our vacation! I am counting the days, the hours, the minutes.. I just can’t wait for 2 weeks off from work.

We have no set plans, no big dreams of dreamy vacations, nothing at all. We just want some time off from work. I guess I would be happy even staying at home, playing games, watching TV, reading books. Anything is great as long as it doesn’t involve going to work.

What can I say, we are both tired and just want some time to slack off without any responsibility.

Johnny is a bit more lucky than me. He has two more days till vacation. I will work till Monday. In fact, my vacation will be shorter than his. That’s how thing go where I work.

We will also take a break from Pluto and Marlanu’. The plan was to send Pluto to the country side (at my parents) and Marlanu’ to be taken care of by my brother. Well, I guess my brother will have to take care of both of them. It seems my parents don’t want Pluto, on the count that he barks a lot (that’s what a guard dog does!), they have chickens all over and no place to set him up.

I could be upset about it, but I would rather have them both at home and someone taking care of them. At the country side, the dog might run away and nobody knows Pluto there. In our neighbourhood, everybody knows Pluto and who he belongs to.

Either way, I am sure the days will pass very slow for me. So, I plan on working like crazy and keeping myself occupied till Monday.

4 very long days left..

In need of happy thoughts

I am in need of happy thoughts. I need anything and everything that would make me happy.

Long story short, this month has been a disaster at work. I officially give up on trying to make things happen. I have no chance in hell to make it, especially now.

So, why bother.

Oh well..

It’s not like I am going anywhere for the next three months. Might as well enjoy the ride with all its bumps and all that.

Mostly cause I need the money, and second cause I need the money. Yep, I want a big bed for us all to sleep in it. I want to take that Cambridge exam, and even enroll in foreign language courses. I want to buy nice clothes for myself. I want to buy nice clothes for Johnny. I want us to live a comfortable life.

Compared to all my dreams and ambitions (small as they may be), eight hours a day seem insignificant.

After all, how can I be upset when I have my guys at home.

I cannot stay mad when Pluto smiles from every inch of his furry body.

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Even on Marlanu’ who always sleeps on my stuff.

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Or when I have Johnny that always waits for me at home with little surprises (usually good food, that does the trick after a long day). Having happy thoughts is not hard for me. I am surrounded by so many good things, that it should be a crime to stay upset or worry about anything.

Wonder Girls – Why So Lonely

Wonder Girls have released a new song, Why So Lonely. I can’t believe how many years have passed since I first listened to “Tell Me”. I feel a bit nostalgic.

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For me, summer means Bollywood movies, kpop comebacks and a lot of ice cream. I got my kpop comeback!  I’ve been eating ice cream for a while. It seems I am only missing out on Bollywood movies.

~~~ Wonder Girls: “Why So Lonely” ~~~

I am still not used of seeing this group without Sun Ye and So Hee. It still doesn’t feel like they left the group. I was thinking it is a bit funny how 4Minute disbanded this year, yet Wonder Girls are keep going strong. It is sad that Hyuna has two groups under her belt and now is going solo.

Is it wrong to wish for a special comeback with all of the members, past and present? I kinda miss Sun Ye voice, So Hee charms and even Hyuna.

Oh well, I guess you can’t have everything in life.

Regarding the new song, I am loving it. I really have nothing more to add. I guess, with Koreans songs you either love them or not. There is no inbetween way. I am now trying to find the full album (if there is one).

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From Why So Lonely, I ended up listening to Tell Me and Nobody. I guess I do feel nostalgic for the good old days. They were good, and it is sad that I am only realizing this now.