Friday, July 17, 2009

Farewell Malaysia; G'day Melbourne!

I could not sleep...in just another 12 hours, I will be sitting on the plane ready to take off. Yes, today is the day that I am flying off to Melbourne to fulfill my 2-year permanent residency requirement. As some of you are already aware, I will be doing the 2-year thingy alone, whereas Hubby and my dad will not be joining me so soon. Not that bad considering I have my sister and her family there to take care of me.

I could not sleep because I feel a terrible pain in my heart. The pain of knowing that I will not be able to see my two beloved boys for quite some time. I know Pea will be really depress for the next few days as he is extremely attached to me. Just couldn't stop the tears from streaming down my face whenever I think of bidding them goodbye when I leave the house to the airport. I know I will miss them terribly.

Pea and Pumpkin, once Jie Jie find a job and get a house, Jie Jie and Gor Gor will bring you to Ozzieland to be an Ozzie Dog yeah??? Jie Jie promise!Pea & Pumpkin in bathtub

And of course, my Hubby too. Although he is accompanying me to Melbourne for a week, I know the following week will be tough for me. Gosh...am sure going to create an emotional scene at the airport when I send him off.

Anyway, I would like to thank all my dear friends who gave me many kind wishes, encouragement and support as well as themany many wonderful farewell lunches and dinners. Do keep in touch and I know we will.

Tears aside, I am very excited too cos living in Melbourne is something that I always wish for. For sure, I will update on my new life and of course....yummy discoveries too! I won't have any internet access for the next 3 days cos we will be heading to Tasmania for a short family holiday so do pop by soon yah???

BYE BYE for now!!! *wiping away my tears*

51 comments:

BaBy OcTopUs said...

All the best and do take care of yourself. Hope to hear from you soon over there.

Cheers~

SimpleGirl said...

blessed journey and all the best!

Sonia said...

all the best, hope to you see your new update in MEL life..

elaine said...

hi precious, i'm elaine, just migrated to melbourne too! (same like u ... hehe ... fulfilling the 2 yrs PR requirement, but wit my hubby & kids)

hope tat we can keep in touch and maybe 1 day, come out for a drink .. hehe .. i dun have frens here :P

boo_licious said...

Wow, see got new friend already. Am sure you will have loads of fun filled adventures in Australia. Looking fwd to reading them. Have a fun time in Tasmania.

Selba said...

Good luck for your future in Melbourne.

Hope that Pea and Pumpkin will join you soon.

*hugs*

ilene said...

All the very best to you in your new ventures in the new land. Reading your post made me sad as I could feel your loneliness. Will miss you dear. Like you, I'm going to miss hearing stories of your two boys too. Take care and have a wonderful time in Tasmania.

Nigel said...

PEEEEAAAAAAA :( Siggghhh...I'm sorry we haven't had time to catch up. It's been soooooo hectic. In any case, we promise we'll come visit you once everything is settled. You take care of yourself and hubby and God Bless and here's to a happy, harmonious, peaceful, healthy (after all, what is life without health) life in the Land Down Under. Come back and visit too! :-) Hugggsssssssss and God Bless!

Oh and in Tassie, go over the weekend (I hope you are) and visit Salamanca Market, the Mountain in Hobart (Can't remember its name), and the seafood restaurants in Hobart, and the Oyster farm (where you can eat fresh and prepared oysters but also see how they're grown, and the tea houses just outside Hobart)

Pureglutton said...

I know what u mean about missing your cuties - be strong ya! Once u hv net access, u can see them thru webcam - not much of consolation, but at least it's something. Take care and looking fwd to yr updates from Down Under.

wmw said...

Safe journey... Never like goodbyes, so I'll say "Catch you online one of these days soon!"

jason said...

Safe journey and take good care of yourself~~

CUMI & CIKI said...

bye bye woman. *sniffle*

Tummythoz said...

So soon? Here's to many more exciting adventures down under. *clink glasses* Sorry we can only do it virtually.

Not exactly goodbye since we'll be meeting here often. :)

Take care! xxxooo.

ai wei said...

sobz. will miss you badly!

next time when you are back, we karaoke together ya! with chris and christine

Chaokar said...

have a good trip,
things would eventually fall into place soon.

now start rehearsing your aussie tunes,

We are Australian::
"i came from a dream time, a dusty red soil plain, i am the ancient heart, the keeper of the flame, i stood upon the rocky shore, i saw the tall ships come,"

Hahaha

sc said...

all the best pea, may you have a smooth, happy, healthy stay in melb! we shall meet again (for karaoke?) when you are back for a visit, ok? *hugs*

Aan Andes said...

Hi PreciousPea,

All the best and safe journey yah. Looking forward for your next entry.

>:D<

Live2Talk said...

I'm so gonna miss you and our bitching session! Everybody have to go through a new phase in life so all the very best in your new (not exactly considering you've been living there during uni days) life. For now, just endure until the family reunion.

vialentino said...

enjoy ur life in melb yeah!

foodbin said...

bye! have a safe journey.

Onn said...

Bon voyage and all the best! Don't cry, you should be happy for all the new adventures ahead. Keep us updated and take care.

New Kid on the Blog said...

uh?? time flies... this is the d-day already already??

you take care and safe journey!!!

i know i'll be reading more about Melbourne food soon once you've settle down. :)

**hugs**

Paprika said...

Bon voyage Queen Crab! We will miss you very much. On the other hand, we are about to find out some really great eats in Melbourne hor?! Will come visit you! Air Asia cheap cheap! :-) big hugs

KY said...

safe journey, and may the flu never find you

barbie said...

All the best in Oz! 2 yrs will fly by in the blink of an eye! :)

Megan.Lee said...

hi i am a follower of ur blog..i lurve every of ur blog, n ur mischievous boys..me too had 3 doggies at home..n i truly understand how it feels leaving them behind..however, i wish u all the best in ur new life @ Aussie, and keep on updating us!

Ah King and Moon said...

*Sniff* Sure gonna miss your post! Anyway, internet is such GREAT creation! Especially with Skype, it makes the distance so much nearer now. You may still see your boys often from the screen
;-)....Wishing You A Safe Journey and Wonderful Adventure Ahead!!

kampungboycitygal said...

hey ivy we'll miss you for sure! make sure that u come back to msia often yar!! all the best to u too, get a job n get ur boys there :)

Cindy Khor said...

bon voyage and do take care of yourself when you are there, be sure to go back to malaysia from time to time when you really miss your family... all the best...

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Oz, PP!
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair!

msihua said...

Welcome to Melbourne! It's really not that bad =)...

JC @ Jessey said...

All the best and take good care in aussie.. =)

Cynthia said...

Safe travels. Being away from one's loved ones is never easy.

ICook4Fun said...

Have a safe trip and all the best to your new adventure and journey at Down Under. Looking forward to your posting from there.

PenangTuaPui said...

all the best and take care... we wish u best of luck....

Jean said...

All the best and looking forward to reading more about your new "adventure" in "foodology" and fun in Melbourne!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

have fun!! nothing to be upset abt..u can be a pioneer for introducing aussie food for us malaysian food bloggers..woot!

thule a.k.a leo said...

Bon Voyage!!!
Next time I know whom to look for when I go to Melbourne :)

Kavi said...

My Dear Fren,

It was so sad to see leaving the other day but i am wishing you all the best in your new journey and will alwiz pray for you.

U take care there and we'll catch up in MSN & FB & Skype.

UnkaLeong said...

*sigh* lucky we managed to meet up before you left. *hugs*...You settled down di we come and visit k? Tar Tar good cop :P

J2Kfm said...

hey Pea. this may come too late, as I'm only reading this after coming back from Thailand.

take care, and stay strong. avoid the crowd, to be safe.

i can almost imagine your attachment with Pea and Pumpkin. like own children, aint it?

Cokeworld Citizen said...

:P can see Pea and Pumkin look sad...anyway take care! Enjoy your holiday :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

you'll do great in ozzy, pea!!! :)

too bad we couldnt meet up for another k-session before you leave. but there are always holidays!

take care and see you! :)

daphne said...

hope you have arrived in mel safe and sound. oh dearie, reminded me of my own departure frm singapore too. but i know you will find lots of great food at mel! =)

Little Inbox said...

It was not long ago when I read about your medical check up for the PR application. So fast, the day has come.
Take care. You'll adapt to the new environment soon.

Flower said...

If you have time and havent join yet, you should join GMN forum, www.globalmalaysia.com/forum. A good place to share thoughts and experience. A lot of helpful Malaysian there too.

I'm mallanhead from the forum.

Lianne said...

ivyyy .. when is your next post coming up? everyone dying to see here lah

taufulou said...

don worry~
time just flies~
2 years is not that long!
just enjoy yourself
and all the best for you~

(( SKY )) said...

Oh that reminds me...
I only left my furbaby for less then 2 weeks and I almost burst into tears on the plane, This is really hard but all for the best!
Hopefully you will soon be together!

Simon Seow said...

Take care. Will surely call you up if I ever go to Melbourne.

tigerfish said...

Oh, you are moving? Gosh, I am facing similar situation as you now. I am planning to stay put in US for a while while hubs completes his job assignment in S'pore (who knows when). For once, I wish his pjt comes to an end quickly.nTake care.

And you know what, I love Tasmania. So beautiful, more off-beat compared to major cities, and fresh seafood!yum!

 

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