The grown-up lust list.

July 30, 2006

I’m supposed to be starting work tomorrow, and would be had I not rejected, at the very last minute, a rather screwy-type job offer. Basically I join as an intern for half a year, which pays peanuts, and if they decide to keep me they’ll double the peanuts, which is still shit. I don’t know why it was such a huge dilemma while it lasted; probably something to do with guilt from having squandered the last two months of job-searching time (though admittedly holidaying in Perth is much more fulfilling), mounting desperation because of the lack of response from companies, and my own naiveté about pursuing my passion and crap like that.

Then I went shopping. At Sim Lim. With the boyfriend. And I found a thousand things I wanted to buy (they don’t call me “gadget girl” for nothing).

Before, when I had dwindling cash in my wallet, I comforted myself that when I get a job I’d go back with my first paycheck. Then I realized that if I took the job my pay would be even less than the allowance I’m currently getting, not to mention I’d have to start paying for stuff myself like a responsible grown-up, and I’d be working extreme hours five-and-a-half days a week for it.

That way, I wouldn’t be able to get any of that stuff off my lust list for at least another six months. So… Screw passion, show me the money!

There’s that, and other more mature, less materialistic reasons of course. :p

Oh yeah, but I am still hoping for a career in production, and hopefully one that doesn’t pay too badly.

Anyway, to keep me motivated, here’s the latest lust list (so far):

  1. Nikon D70 dSLR camera ($1700), plus an absolutely adorable Nikon-Crumpler carrying bag ($80).
  2. iMac 20 inch: 2 GHz Intel Core Duo ($2888)
  3. Palm Treo 650 (I can’t believe the price still hasn’t dropped since I eyed it more than a year ago)
  4. Some local brand MP4 digital video recorder ($399) that would come in so handy for my sister’s performances.
  5. Horseriding lessons @ Bukit Timah Saddle Club ($475)
  6. A personal DVD cabinet for my collection that’s now living out of several cartons and a hugeass paperbag in my room.
  7. A membership to a gym/ fitness centre/ dance classes, because I really do need to get off my butt.

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