Welcome to another weekend of kitchen chat with Victor!
Why have I posted this so late? The weekend is almost over. Another couple of hours, it is the beginning of a new week. I am not sure what I am going to chat about. The week passed was quite up and down for me. Finished a few more documents and training for the company. Went to a colleague farewell at the company’s cafeteria. She is a Malaysian Chinese, moving to Melbourne for a new job. Over 50 people were at her farewell afternoon tea, wishing her well in her next career move. Then it dawned upon me, that I am also leaving the company (except I am not a permanent employee even though I have worked for the same company for the past seven years!) in a couple of days. I had a mixed feeling at her farewell, and my last couple of days at work. She is moving on to something bigger and better for her future. I am…well, I am moving on to oblivion.
Yesterday, my mum and the rest of my family arrived in Melbourne. This is my mum’s second trip to Australia, having visited me in 1994. I must admit I am a bit concern about her visiting at this time of the year. She rarely travel. She is not accustomed to a cold climate. But, the trip is very special. It is her only grandson’s graduation.
So the week built up to an interesting change of event with my entire family here in Melbourne!
What about next week?
There will be more change and I must adapt. I have to, to remain sane. I will be out of work from next Tuesday. I will be going to Melbourne to meet my family and bring mum and my sister back in the weekend for a week visit in Tasmania. This will be their first visit. It will be interesting to see what they have to say. I will get the chance to cook for them. It will be nice. I am really looking forward to cook for my mum.
Have you ever been out of work? How does it feel? What do you do to keep yourself focus and not fall into depression?
This is going to be the first time I am without a job. Four years ago, I almost had a similar experience when I finished my permanent three years fixed term contract. There is no other project in the company and I had to leave. At the same time, my tenants decided to terminate their lease. I took back my property and refitted the shop front, turned into a Malaysian cafe. Turned my dream and passion of food into a reality. But, this time it is different. I don’t have another commercial property where I can restart cooking commercially again. I need to think. I need to adapt to a new change.