Picked The Other Half at the airport this morning after his 2-day trip to Sydney. I asked him what the verdict is with the Sydney move after his chat with the DVC at Sydney. He said 60-40 so far but only if I’m 100% behind him. I know he’s getting more excited with the prospect of this 1 year ‘adventure’ to explore a new place and also to explore the east coast as a family. If only we can get some major things sorted out here, then we would be very happy to make the move.
In a way, I’m feeling excited as well sebab next year will be the best year for us kalau nak travel anywhere sebab Miss 10 won’t have started high school lagi. Once dia dah start high school, memang susah sikit lah nak jalan mana2 unless it’s during school hols or nak pindah ke mana2. It’s also the perfect opportunity for us to take The Little Misses travelling up to Brisbane and Gold Coast and down to Canberra and the snowy areas. Perth is too far away from the other capital cities so kalau nak pergi travel makan angin ke Gold Coast or Brisbane memang lah kena keluar duit banyak sikit. Bila dah kat Sydney, it’ll be so cheap to fly to Gold Coast! And The Little Misses pun tak pernah bermain2 dengan snow so it will be fun to take them skiing during the winter season. Kalau duk Perth ni, it’s cheaper to pergi makan angin ke Bali then pergi makan angin ke Melbourne or Sydney! But, we are not interested to go to Bali so tak guna lah kan murah pun, hehehe…..
But, we just realised yang kat NSW (which Sydney is in), their high schools start in Year 7 while kat WA ni, high schools start in Year 8. I know memang pelik sikit kan, walau 1 negara yang sama, system sekolah setiap negeri berbeza beza. Next year, Miss 10 will be in Year 7 and kalau we all pindah ke Sydney, she has to enrol into high school which will be a bit of a shock for her lah kan. Pastu after that 1 year, bila pindah ke Perth balik, dia akan masuk Year 8 which is the start of high school again! Kalau jadi pindah Sydney, memang ada kemungkinan besar lah yang I akan home school both of them next year so they can still follow the WA syllabus. Can you imagine me as a teacher? Adalah yang nangis hari2 nanti kat dalam kelas sebab asik kena marah dengan Muumy aka Teacher Garang, hahaha. Miss 6 tak lah susah sangat sebab baru Year 2 aje pun next year. Kat Australia ni tak guna Standard 1 to 7 untuk primary schooling and Form 1-5 for Secondary schooling. Dia cuma guna kindy, pre primary/reception and then Yr 1 to Yr 11/12. There’s a big exam in Year 12 (kalau kat WA ni) for University entrance. Susah betul kan, pindah dalam negeri pun banyak masalah, hehehe….
And then kalau we all jadi pindah, we have to move in early-late January which is only 2 months away. And we intend to spend the whole December kat M’sia so bila masa nak pack barang2 semua? Hiring people to pack our stuff will definitely be included in our asking contract, hehehe. Tak kuasa lah I nak pack barang2 kat rumah ni, too many things/junks!
I pun baru perasan yang I haven’t put The Little Misses photos for quite a while now sampai Auntie Eryn and Auntie Sue dah kangen kat diaorang, wehehehe…
1 mata bulat, 1 mata sepet…. :-)
Orang kat rumah ni kan tak jemu2 makan pizza. Every week I kena masak pizza. I slalu beli bread flour yang 5kg nya pack and kadang2 tu sekejap aje dah habis padahal 4 orang aje pun yang makan, hehehe….
Oh lupa pulak nak cerita, I’m going to my food photography lecture/workshop esok. Can’t wait!
Alamak, nearly forgot……
The Other Half beria2 suruh I letak Cat Stevens’ song ‘I’m looking for a hard-headed woman’ in this entry. He thinks this song describes our relationship well and why he’s happy (most of the time) he married me. To people who know us (you know who you are :-)), do you think it’s true?