Thursday, June 28, 2012

Couple's Residence

D is going through some turbulent times.  He does not know what he wants to do with his life.  To me, it is not weird or surprising.  It was more surprising that he did not ask these questions before.

Unlike D, I have been asking these questions all through my adult life.  I've tried to figure out what I want out of life.. ultimately.  Of course it is easy to say that it is the happiness, I want out of my life... but that's just cheating.

So D's plan is to follow me to the UK, which is also where his parents, siblings and friends live.  Although he hasn't been living there for 16 years or so, he wants to go back to the UK for awhile (more than ever).  His dad's ill, his mom not getting younger... yeah I understand his reasons.

Anyhow, I asked the housing contact regarding the requirements to get a couple's residence assigned.  The reply email says my partner must be with me at all times.  Well I cannot guarantee that as his plan is to share his time between London and Cambridge.  However, if I can't secure a couple's housing in Cambridge, there really won't be much room for him to stay in Cambridge.

D will still have to figure out what he wants to do when he is in London/Cambridge.  Yeah, nothing is simple.  I thought I would have figured my whole life by now... but frankly, I am far from it.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Room Deposit Made

So finally, I got my partner, D to make a wire transfer to the college for my room deposit from his HSBC account.  And within a day I got a confirmation from bursar that they received the deposit and they will secure a room for me.

But now the question is, my partner, fiance, whom I still refer to as my boyfriend, may want to move to the UK with me.  Well he is a UK PR anyways so he would just be going back home but this could complicate things, or maybe not.  If he decides to come to Cambridge with me.  I will have to secure a couple's unit instead of a room.  I did email the contact person to inquire more information about this so we will see if it is indeed an option for D to stay in Cambridge and continues to consult?

Now it is becoming more real.  I am slowly thinking about my last day on my project.  I started to type up some notes to delegate my tasks to a few different people, keeping in mind that I may be able to carry on some of the tasks.  I am thinking about booking our flights to London.  Yup, things are happening. 


Monday, June 18, 2012

I am here...

No one's life is simple.  Everyone has his/her own stories and complications.
I wouldn't say that my life had lots of obstacles but it wasn't boring per se.  Let's say that my life wasn't too boring.  It's just that I am a boring person.

In a way, I have always been like this.  I am confident, smart, at times arrogant, always tries to be fair to others.  I have never been a so-called party person.  My highly limited alcohol consuming ability and my requirements to sleep at least 6 hours a day with a daily average of 8 hours all time have been limiting.  On top of that, living on the edge is really not my thing.  And I don't like loud music.  Yes, I've never done drugs, never smoked pot, and I hate clubs.

So these are the things that I am not.  And it's not because I am in my mid-thirties.  I have always been like this.  As far as I am concerned, I have never changed in this matter.

What I am is many other things.  I love challenges.  I love learning new things, meeting new people and being creative.

I constantly seek different avenue to fulfil my needs.  I volunteer, join clubs, write blogs and initiate new projects.

I am here today not to make money to pay my bills - although this part, I cannot ignore - but to secure another stepping stone to the next phase in my life.  I fully understand the life is a marathon, not a sprint.  I am only one third way done.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Student Visa and Room Assignment

Finally, I received an email saying that my student visa will be processed and another email saying that I need to pay 300 GBP to secure a room.  Unfortunately, I don't have an option to select the type of rooms that I would like.  You know what; at this point, I am not too bothered.  I am not even sure if I am going to do anything more than - say, get changed and sleep.

I appears that my life is in a way set - i.e. I know what I am doing - for the next two years.  After that, I am not sure.  Unfortunately for D, I am not sure if he know what he's doing next month.

But it doesn't matter.  Life is a journey that you take on one step at a time.