The day before yesterday was my first day at work in Melbourne and here are the thoughts that run through my mind before I settled into my work for the day. I documented in Evernote to share it with you because, believe me, it’s worth to read, especially the end part.
06.00 AM – Damn you alarm! Bye!
07.00 AM – I will read this article first before really getting up from the bed.
07.40 AM – Welp, that was not only one article. Time to jump into the shower.
08.00 AM – Why didn’t I pack any sweater or scarf or socks or boots??
08.01 AM – Wait, I didn’t own any boots.
08.04 AM – *Found a sweater on the bottom of my luggage* Wheee!! It looked a little tattered, but that’s okay. A well worn work sweater is a symbol of hard work, right?
08.10 AM – Damn, Melbourne is cold!!
08.11 AM – Cold.
08.12 AM – Cold.
08.13 AM – Sszooo cold.
08.25 AM – Did I just miss my train? Yes, I did.
08.26 AM – Ops, I stood on the wrong platform!
08.28 AM – Missed my train again!!
08.30 AM – Train at last!
08.31 AM – Whoa morning crowd!! I never rode a packed train in Melbourne before. It is kinda cool and definitely not half as bad as Singapore’s morning crowd.
08.32 AM – This is it, I am a officially a Melbourne yuppie.
08.33 AM – Umm, not really, the working ladies looked so fancy with their perfect/messy hair buns, sexy stockings and 50 shades of gray coats. Me? I am wearing a cropped pants an carrying a flowery bag.
08.34 AM – Hey, where did the biker jacket lady get her coffee?
08.35 AM – Hmmm.. coffee.
08.36 AM – Hmm.. biker jacket.
08.40 AM – Wait, did they say Flinders Station just now?
08.41 AM – Cold
08.42 AM – But first coffee..
08.43 AM – So many coffee stalls to choose from! I will start from the first and work my way to the end every day of the week.
08.44 AM – First stall was a bad choice. This coffee tasted below par..
08.45 AM – I am walking to work with coffee cup in my hand, such a strong female character in American TV shows of me.
08.46 AM – Let me take a picture of this gorgeous morning like these tourists are doing.
08.47 AM – F***! I spilled coffee all over my top! ON MY FIRST DAY OF WORK nonetheless ^%**@@#$!!!
08.48 AM – I am so not gonna tell Hulk about it.
08.50 AM – At least I can zip my jacket over it.
09.00 AM – ATM! Should I take some money first? But I am already running late. But what if there is no ATM in my office building? It would be a bad move to borrow money from my almost strangers colleagues, wouldn’t it?
09.02 AM – Lunch money, it’s.
09.10 AM – Time to take lift selfie and send it to Mama Geek.
09.13 AM – I am here! In the actual office 🙂
09.14 AM – And it’s too hot (and weird) to keep wearing my outer jacket. Do I dare to take it off?
09.16 AM – I do. I am brave.
09.20 AM – “Hi *boss name*, I am not late, am I?” I so am, on my first day at work.
And then I realized..
09.21 AM until the end of my first day at work – FFFFF*** we are wearing the exact same clothes! Me and my male boss. A white shirt inside a gray sweater and a black trousers. The only difference is his sweater is clean while mine is artfully decorated with coffee spill.