Thanks Life is busy & bittersweet. My thesis will have to come to an end in four months, and then I'll have to get a real job. I really just want to write my thesis forever and ever How are you, what's going on on your end?
I thought you're working. and you're the first person i know who loves doing thesis. And i thought you finished already~~~ ;;; seems so long ago, and the last time i heard from you was you were still phD-ing. ;;; or this is another thing..*coughs blood*
On my end.. I'm doing ok. Ror. Found a new job, well, not really new, it has been a year plus. And not staying with the parents (after so long. woohoooO~); well technically coz job is not at hometown, though still on the same island. I'm doing part time studying too. I don't know who does it to kill time. But, I think I'm one of those people. The certificate collectors.
Anyways, dude! Really! I think its nearly 3-4 years since we last chat? lolz... so ancient.
Haha, thank you, thanky you I'm not sure writing a thesis for years and years on end is such a great thing, but I do love it! I love what I'm doing, and I have freedom in choosing what I'm working on. Freedom is probably one of the highest commodities in academic life (or life in general), next to job security and a decent income Well, someday it'll be over, so I'm trying to enjoy it to the best of my abilities. It's nice you're studying on the side, too. But can you really get even smarter? ^^ Hope you're doing well on your "new" job! I've been away from my parents for four years now, I think, and it really helps being "my own person", so to speak. Although I do visit them every week!
And yeah... 3-4 years is probably right. I was still living at my parents when we used to chat!
;; Asian ppl are weird. they still compare each other's kids even when they're all grown up. (yep, 27 is waaaaaaaay considered as adult) So, like the normal (after uni), why ur kid not married yet? why ur kid no baby yet? why ur kid no house/car/job?
in my case, parents are shoving the 'why don't you continue your study? ', why don't you look for better job? <because my cousin has finished her masters, and apparently everyone i know is in a high paying sector>
So... firstly, im so so happy to get a job away from the parents,not that I want to runaway, but at least there is a gap there for me to think and do something else in my past time for a change (also freedom? well, even self-conscious tells me to be back home before weeeeee late at nite for safety reasons, at least now i get to enjoy hanging out with my friends after work, adhoc activities, or go movies or stuff single people should be doing, and yeah "my own person too". lolz). Whenever I go visit the parents, the question of job seeking/ continue study do slip out once in a while, but It doesn't stay longer coz I'm only home 2 days max (weekends) so that makes me frequent flyer on saturday mornings and monday mornings. I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but changing job every 1-2 years is not gonna do me any good.
Also, in that 3-4 years, after I grad with my deg, 6 months after that i did part time diploma and completed in a year and half-ish, and now im doing masters. But for masters, though the idea was shoved up my ars, I was firm on doing something I prefer this time. Technically the studying is to please people (I know, wrong agenda) but at least im going through learning something which makes much more sense to me.
Oh, parents are all the same, all over the world, I guess. More or less. Well... I have heard once or twice that Asian parents were super-protective, if not possessive, of their children. Personally, I didn't move out until... 28... I think. But probably just because I was too lazy Also, 27 can be old, can be young. You can be 60 and still be a kid. But moving out, having a job and being responsible for yourself makes you enough of an adult, I'd say. And being away from parental supervision is nice. Not being asked about what you're going to do with your life all the time... but living it instead.
And it's nice you're getting to do something you like for your masters... what is it? (Don't expect me to understand technical things, I'm just curious)