…continue from Chapter 8: I Feel Youâ€¦
I’m almost done with my degree, planning to look for job in Kuching and at the same time look out for a job in Singapore because I want to be closer to him. It was the only way I could go to Singapore and live there.
One day, he sent me an e-mail telling me that he’s relocating. He’s going to be based in Sydney and will be joining the national carrier of Australia. I was stunned. I had made up my mind and took up my courage to go to Singapore to work so that I could be with him and he gave me this kind of news. It’s enough that we’re in two different places divided by the South China Sea and now he wanted to relocate to another place divided by the Indian Ocean! Even further than Singapore. Of course I voiced my concern to him but at the same time there is no way I could stop him from pursuing his career and earn more money. I wanted him to retire early as well. I had to scrap my idea of working in Singapore.
The time came, I had my last paper, I went for a job interview and I got the job one week after my exam and few days after my birthday. During that time, he was busy settling his properties in Singapore and getting ready for the job in Sydney. Since he’s not working, he called me almost everyday! I started working and he called me every morning while I’m working. I spent almost 30 minutes to hour talking to him in my phone at the same time do my work. It’s a very bad working attitude, very bad… I know that but what to do?
Morning was usually the time we would be able to talk to each other when I was doing my degree and it’s the most convenient time. Other times, I didn’t have much privacy at home to talk to him. So with me started working, there wasn’t much time we could talk to each other. I even chatted to him everyday in MSN during working hours too! Worst still, we could chat in MSN and talk in the phone at the same time because sometimes there were words that cannot be said, everyone in the office would be hearing them, I would type it out in MSN.
Finally, he’s at Sydney for good. Looking for a new apartment while staying at the apartment that the airline provided and he managed to bought a car, a BMW Z4 which I later found out from his sister after his dismiss, it’s a Ferrari! *FAINT* His sister told me even his mom didn’t know about it, he knew we would nag him for spending such money, that’s why he didn’t tell us. When he bought the car, he told me he would be getting his car where the salesman would send the car straight to him to hand him the key and he would be joining the club’s meeting that night. I felt quite strange and thinking, “WOW! Such 5 stars service even have an exclusive club!”. I didn’t ask further though. Now I know. It’s a Ferrari, that’s why there’s such great customer service and even exclusive club!
Back to the relocation, he was thinking of buying a yacth which I didn’t really agree, still I let him make his own decision, I knew he would get one eventually. Few months back, he bought an aircraft, 4-seater if not mistaken and managed to flew his parents to Adelaide. I had no chance, was eagerly waiting for my chance.
He didn’t manage to find a suitable apartment yet, everyday he would go to the nearest Internet centre to online as the apartment he’s staying didn’t have Internet access. He told me that people kept staring at him when he drove his car to the Internet centre to online. He said to me that those people must be thinking, “Own such expensive car and cannot afford a laptop and Internet connection?!?!?” *LOL*
It went on for few weeks until he started working in October 2004.
To be continued…