If you want to buy shirt, tattoo yourself, or just listen to awesome music from the local scene – you’re in luck. Tonight’s instalment of RAWR is going to be what you’re looking for:
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So, I renewed my domain name and webhosting for blorgy.net today because I decided – if I pay for something, I’m more likely to use it. I’ve talked a lot in the past about updating more often, writing what’s on my mind, changing my header etc etc etc but I haven’t been doing that. Why? Four letters.
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Twenty seven. Not a big deal – but since I rarely write about my birthday, I figured why not start this year? It may be the last year I get to live anyway (thanks for instilling the fear in me, Roland Emmerich! Funny enough, I still haven’t seen the movie yet).
Another year has flown by, and while I still haven’t done anything significant (like sew a shark onto my chest) or made an impact to society – I’ve made some substantial changes to my life.
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As most of you would already know by now, I’m no longer working for Ubergizmo. I decided to do something else with my life, and to cut the long story short I’m now working elsewhere. To be specific: Priority Communications Sdn Bhd. I’ve been here over a month now, and it’s been great.
Prior to Priority I had no experience in PR and I can say that it has changed my life. For better or for worse? I can’t say yet. All I know is that I have awesome colleagues who have made the whole learning process enjoyable and palatable. I learn something new almost every day, and while I may not be the best people person I know, I’m pretty sure I’m much better than who I was a month ago.
So George, you’re in PR now, what do you do? Well, the bulk of my job involves monitoring the media for what they say about my client, its competitors and the industry. Secondly, organizing events and inviting the media to them (which probably deserves a post of its own). I haven’t done a lot of writing yet, but I’m sure it won’t be that way for long.
Regardless, I’m enjoying myself in this strange new world that I have yet to conquer and I can’t wait to see what comes next. I know I’ve got a long way to go before I get where I want to be but until then, I’ll try to enjoy the journey.
So here I am sitting in front of my sister’s laptop, in my hotel room at the Tokyo Bay Hotel, typing up a follow up post to this morning’s ramblings. While I have yet to update my site’s layout, I have updated my room’s closet with new clothes. Yes, that’s right. I now officially own shirts and slacks that will be used in my upcoming 9-6 job. Starting October (after I get back from Japan), I’ll be working as a Senior Accounts Executive for Priority Communications. It’s a PR agency, and I’ll be dealing with the tech stuff. Despite being told what I’m going to do, I really have no idea what to expect. There’s going to be a lot to learn, new skills I’ll need to acquire (it’s like playing a brand new hero in DOTA haha), so I’m really looking forward to it.
Back to Japan: well, I haven’t done much today, except walk around a lot, just checking out the surrounding area. I’m currently here, which is like right next to the sea. I experienced the strong winds and light rain of the typhoon earlier today, it was epic. I could really feel myself being pushed in a direction by the wind. I’ve been eating nothing but noodles here (not complaining) and still haven’t found any amazing ramen yet. Hopefully I will by the end of the trip.
There are a lot of indoor smoking areas and surprisingly, cigarettes are cheaper than in Singapore (yay!). To summarize my day: midnight reached the airport. Stayed awake until I could catch the bus to the hotel at 5.40am. Reached the hotel and was told that I couldn’t check in just yet. Wandered around the empty streets, found an internet cafe and spent a few hours there. Had lunch. Came back to the hotel at 11, still couldn’t check in. Waited and fell asleep while waiting in the lounge area. Woke up at 2pm, checked into my room, unpacked, showered, slept. Woke up at 8, went out for dinner, came back to the hotel, and now I’m sitting in front of the computer. I’ve got an early day tomorrow, so I’ll be going to bed in awhile. I’m still tired from staying up the whole of yesterday as well, so I’ve got to sleep that off.
In the meantime, I’ll be uploading photographs to Instagram/Facebook (goodnewsgeorge) so you can keep track of my adventures and meals (lol) there if these text posts are too much for you. Til tomorrow, take care.
P.S. Liz, thanks for downloading Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels- I’ve got my entertainment for tonight
Wow. So I finally made it here.
Not the same way that I thought I would be doing at the start of the year, but hey – I guess it’s better than nothing. I’m currently typing this post on a Japanese keyboard and man it is tough. I keep having to backspace every five seconds. The symbols are all over the place, not like conventional QWERTY keyboards, but hey it’s a minor gripe. I landed in Japan around midnight on Sunday, stayed awake until 5.40 to catch the bus to my hotel only to find out that I can only check in at 2pm. Seeing how it’s 7am on a Sunday right now and nothing is open, I decided to look for an internet cafe to write this out.
So far from what I’ve seen, Tokyo looks awesome. It’s like Singapore but a billion times bigger. Super clean streets, lovely buildings, people cycling everywhere and so on. I’m definitely having trouble communicating with the locals, but I guess it comes with the territory. Doesn’t help that I’m Chinese either, as everybody expects me to speak Japanese when I approach them. Haha. Anyway, I got a long way to go until I check in, and I’m tired as shit. So, I can’t really think of anything to write here at the moment except that I’m safe and sound and in Tokyo. I’ll blog more when I get into my hotel room, so I’ll just end the post here.
It’s been awhile since I’ve played at Reza’s Feedback Open Mic event and well, I’ve decided that I’m going to do it tonight. Anyway, the gig starts at 9pm, it’s going to be at The Bee in Jaya One. Main acts are: Natasha Ejaz and Ryota Katayama. I don’t know who else is playing but it’s going to be a short set (2 songs) for me. Facebook event page.
Hope to see some familiar faces tonight!
So here I am again. At the same crossroads in life. This time a bit further than before, but still nowhere near where I thought I’d be. But it’s okay. Nothing goes according to plan, and me of all people should know that. Regardless, I’m just keen to see where life takes me next. I’m sure it’s going to be interesting.
This is just a post to say that I’m still alive. Haven’t been blogging a lot lately due to my inability to put down into words what I feel or think about. Hell, even writing lyrics are a challenge now. I’d like to blame writer’s block, but that’s just a silly excuse IMO.
In other news, Yellowcard is coming to Singapore next month, and I’m stoked. Got my tickets for the show, I can’t wait! Watching them play Awakening live is so going to make my year. Man I love that song. But for those of you who haven’t heard it, it’s one of my favorite songs by them and one of my most listened to songs on my playlist right now. It’s so damn good, check it out:
Oh, and this blog needs a redesign. I think five years with the same header and theme is a bit too much. Any suggestions?