Well, it's time to update for this year. And what to say months after my last entry? Well, I'll tell you.
Remember my trip to Tasmania? Though we were mainly holidaying for ten days (wish it was longer, loved the food, scenery, history and peace) the last Friday in October was a major point for a reason. I would like to congratulate
for her happy marriage with a new brother-in-law!
Yes, my sister and Chris tied the knot in Tasmania for something unique in a change of scenery! Whilst it was slightly nerve-wracking (due to taking my late father's place to give the bride to the groom), it was wonderful, all in all! The food, the speeches, the music, it brought out wonderful memories! I believe my late father and grandfather would have been delighted! Along with the wedding celebrations, Mum and I travelled to various places along the map - convict histories in Richmond and Port Arthur, tasty food in places like Ross Bakery (inspiration to Kiki's Delivery Service) and Brooke Street Pier in Hobart, seeing Tasmanian Devils and other marsupials at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, that was the life! While colder, it was more fun with more bearable temperatures compared to Brisbane's summer heatwave... yeesh!
Along with the usual Christmas Party (this time I utilised some of the ingredients bought from Tasmania to use in my Christmas Ham recipe, I'll see if I can get round to uploading the holiday photos to Facebook later) all good things must come to an end. Of course 2016 has been a bit grim with the passing of famous celebrities like Muhammad Ali, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Alan Young (and my personal favourites like Kouji Wada and Yuuko Mizutani), but the start of 2017 has been such a pain lately! But before I rant, here's my New Year's resolutions... though I hope to achieve whatever I can of them...
1. Improve my cholesterol level and maintain a healthy weight.
2. Practice my Patisserie skill in order in case I finally go searching for a Patisserie job (even perhaps participating in some classes).
3. Save more money, and even if I try and enter Sunrise Cash Cow everyday (if I can).
4. Try and update on time.
5. Most importantly... find myself a girl of my choice without letting others decide for me! Time to prove myself, in the words of Ultron, that I have no strings!
Other than the fact that along with the usual electricity bill and the motor insurance paid recently, I was hit with how much the Vodafone exit cost (bastards) along with the paying QLD Transport and Brisbane City Council (on separate occasions) for an unwitting parking infringement! Wasn't one fine for a parking infringement enough!? Especially since I was only parking for a workplace secret Santa event, and I didn't realise that I parked in a taxi zone! Plus recently that my PS3, after many years has ceased functioning! Even though I took it to repairs, unfortunately the attempt to fix up the faulty Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card failed. Looks like it's about time to upgrade to a PS4 after saving enough money...
With my birthday coming up, I just hope the rest of the year turns my fortunes to a positive! But what do I want for my birthday? For starters, with my now-defuct PS3 traded for some credits, I'd best utilise the old PS3 games to fund for my upgrade (even though sadly I never got to finish/start playing the games) and with Sony being cheapskates for not making the PS3 backwards-compatible... Other that that, since I wish to save more money this year, what I desire is...
- An increase to my Core Membership
- Perhaps some artwork of choice (like involving my Digimon OC just to drive me to update my fanfics again...)
Well, I'd better get to bed. Nonetheless, it's nice to update again!