Iris Inc.

A new place makes a new me

Well not exactly a new me, more like an updated version of me like iris 5000 or something like that. Anyway if you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll know that I’ve started college a month ago at a new town, new school with new friends and foes. What? You can’t like everybody nor can everybody like you, it’s just plain human nature. So being away from my family for the first time has definitely brought about some changes in me, mostly good but also some not so good. I’m not sure if these changes had made me a more mature person *ahem* or just more of a pain in the ass. I hope it’s the first one although it is highly unlikely.  So what are these spectacular changes that I have experienced? Well, let’s start from the top.

1. I actually make my own bed every morning (including weekends!) consistently. This is a habit mommy dearest had been trying to force instill into me since I was 7, who knew I’ll actually do it voluntarily everyday even without someone nagging me. It’s almost like…magic. Either that or my mom actually installed a ‘make-your-bed’ microchip inside my brain before I left home.

2. I’m now the self proclaimed queen of microwave. Since students are not allowed to cook in the apartment cause y’all know how clumsy students can be and how that clumsiness can cause us to eventually burn down the entire apartment complex, I have thought myself the methods of cooking with a simple, probably very cheap microwave. Who knew you could cook eggs, sausages and even pasta with that lil’ thing? After cooking with only a microwave for 18 months, I can probably write my own cook book – Microwave cooking 101 for the Lazy Cool College Student. Or I can have my own TV show and be the next Rachel Ray of Malaysia.

3. I do my own laundry and dishes, with my bare hands. It’s times like these when I’m forced to do my own chores that I miss my maid the most. What I would give to have my own washing machine and dish washer here. My poor poor hands are all wrinkly and dry. Don’t tell me it teaches me independence and all that crap okay cause nobody would do their own dishes or wash their own clothes if they had a choice.

4. I take public transport on a daily basis. Does the school bus count as a public transport? It is isn’t it? I mean you have to share it with a bunch of people you’ll probably won’t ever talk to. I hardly took the public transport back home, except when I’m going on a field trip. I used a lot of money on taxis, buses and monorails and most of the time they aren’t comfortable. I really miss my car!!! It is really annoying to have to cram with a bunch of people especially those with bad BO for half an hour just to get to my destination.

5. I go out on school nights. When I was still in my home town, I rarely go out with friends on school night since I’m such a good girl. Now I started going for movies with friends even though I have school the next day. Okay, you probably think I sound like a dork, like what’s the big deal right? You’ve been doing that like forever. Well, I’m not use to it and it’s something new to me. I’m a pretty grounded person and I usually prefer to stay home with a good book. Okay, haha, you can start calling me a loser now.

So I know you were probably hoping to read about more dramatic changes like how I got a dragon tattoo on my left shoulder blade or how I started DJ-ing at the hottest club in town. But, nope, your stuck with this instead. I wish I can post something more interesting but truth is I’m still waiting for that something interesting to happen to me. Until then, ciao.

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August 19, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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