Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What I Should Tell Myself #1

Have you ever experienced this rush of excitement that starts from your tummy then fills up your whole body? A head-spinning type of feeling that makes you smile so wide that you think you're going to burst out laughin? A tingling prickly sensation that makes your hairs stand on ends coupled with a positively euphoric sense of certainty?

Currently searching for this brand of happiness.

Last semester, I went to class just to see a smile. It was a nice smile. It wasn't captivating, it wasn't glamorous, it wasn't sexy. It was just right. Bright, positive, cheeky with a hint of boyish innocence that seemed lost on everyone else. It kind of lifted up my day everytime I saw a hint of it round the corner of his lips. In Twilight, Edward says that Bella is his personal brand of heroin. I think I can finally relate to that...now. It felt like I lived to see his smile in that semester. On the final day of class, I said 'Hi'. He rewarded me with a smile.

Fell in love with a smile. Just that, nothing more.

I have weird study habits. I watch an episode of House or Criminal Minds to tune into my study mode. Previously, Gilmore Girls used to do the trick...then it got really sappy. After one good epsiode of hearing 'intelligence' sprouting around the screen, I feel that I'm ready to gain some knowledge of my own. I wonder sometimes how this actually works...Do I relate to geekiness or am I just a bonafide geek myself?

I really can't stand Gossip Girl. I just watch it for the clothes, but the clothes aren't so great anymore. Now on the hunt for Fringe. Seems interesting.

Financial independence is harder than it seems. I have yet to have a nett profit just yet. Hahahha! Kidding. I do have nett profits- just not the kind of numbers that I would like to see. While I do not (thank god) have any difficulty in the financial department, I thought it would be good just to see if I can survive on my own, for once. Note to self: CUT ALL SHOPPING EXPENSES and YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

Still longing for many 'I NEED' items on my shopping list. (Ahem) SELF CONTROL.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Miranda July- reminds me of Life and living it

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dancing on the wall

Let us make a fairy ring,
Shadow children, hand in hand,
And our songs quite softly sing,
That we learned in fairyland.

Shadow children, hin and small,
See the day is far behind,
And I kiss you, on the wall-
On the curtains, on the blind.

- Katherine Mansfield 'Evening Song of a Thoughtful Child'

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Story So Far

The stillness of the air and the quiet voice of the wind is oddly comforting. Tis another night of endlessly surfing websites to obtain more, more, more information for projects...with some procastination in the form of fashion websites thrown in for a good measure! During such times, I suddenly relish in the stillness of early morning serenity. Sleeping housemates (only two accompanying me on my quest to view the first sunlight), warm water and a good chatting buddy on msn is all one needs for such nights. Simplistic and not overly crowded, or else, how is one going to actually get work done?

The only movement in my room, other than my typing fingers and roving eyes; is the whirl of the fan beside me. I don't know if this is hard to believe, but I need the sound of a moving fan to lull me to sleep. The effect is akin to babies and lullabies. Even with air-conditioning, I need some sort of noise to provide a stupor effect. Otherwise, the ringing in my ears gets too loud to bear.

The only productive thing I've done this Easter Hols is max up my enjoyment points. Heading out with my gals and random groups of friends, eating breakfast at 12 and getting away with it, just sitting in front of the laptop and randomly searching for places to eat, doing a 45 minute walk to Victoria Park (just for the sake of it) and totally kicking back and reveling in the word: Relaxation.

The thing is: I think I need to head to bed. Why? Because my lovely, caring mother sent me this scanned article from some health magazine which states that sleeping actually keeps you slim. Yes, its a diet aid. Who knew? The magazine then went on to say if you lack sleep, you have more appetite stimulants in your body thus the urge to eat more. All voiced down to hormones. -_- Underlying message from my mother, much?

The truth is, I am really geared up now for a whole instant noodle snack. Aiks. Is the appetite stimulant theory a fact or fiction, then?

Pros and Cons of eating IndoMee at 2.30 a.m.

To the quiet notes of silence

Tomorrow's excursion to Perth's ChinaTown

All my Freo pictures

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Its 3.11 a.m.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another Week, Another Sunday

First off, I think this has got to be the most relaxing week since I've been in Perth,
Just hopping around the city, looking for new sights and scenes,
coming back to a cozy hole, eating yoghurt and plums,
long walks with quirky finds.
Ah, I heart my Easter Hols.

But as always,
being the worrywart perfectionist-
Brain won't stop thinking of assignments!
There were, snitches of time...
(especially during msn conversations with Jen, facing the same problem!)
when work rears its ugly head!
So after today, its work work work once again...
Le sigh. But I think I'll miss being a student once its over.
Don't rush into things, take them as they come.


(psst! If u see the words in a tinge of green, click on it, those r links!)

I heart and miss Red Bean and Liang Fen (cold bean jelly noodles) cendol.

I heart store window displays in Freo!

I heart sisterhood talks
and the little Love behind Cyn.

I heart Angel's Cafe Bfast, just not the pancakes!

I heart all the second-hand bookstores in Freo.

I heart Ikimono, possible the cutest camera ever!

I heart Poladoodles.

I especially heart the mudpie from Little Caesar, Mundaring.

I heart spring onions in garlic oil.

I heart warm gifts and thoughtful gestures.

I heart my pau (s).

I heart this skirt.

I heart T2.

I also heart Kikki K.

I heart, most of all, this week,
my lovely room
and my Breadou!

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

This is short.

Waiting for Fish to wake up to show her my tattoo pic.
Waiting to put cream onto my hands.
Waiting for Cindy to shout my name.
Waiting for Bus 100 to come round the corner.
Waiting for a shopping trip.
Waiting for Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I Heart Sundays

I am so inspired by Bliss that I now want to start my own I Heart List.
Just little snitches of everyday things that keep me up and at it at life.
Little reminders of how beautiful and fulfilling life is, and can be.
I Heart Sundays- relaxing, peaceful and a chance to rejuvenate my soul.

I heart my chinese dumplings- heavenly with sliced ginger and vinegar.

I heart Vaalia yoghurt with blueberries and muesli.

I heart the comforting noise of a boiling kettle.

I heart Japanese savoury toppings for rice. Yummy!

I heart the feel of prickly grass on my feet.

I heart Sustagen.

I heart my home.

I heart my new Ipanema's.

I heart this 'truthful' pillow.

I heart this teacup.

I heart Clemence Poesy's jacket.

I heart TeaTime and Peppermint Tea.

I heart T-Shirt Dresses.

I heart this beanie, with a brooch.

I heart this MIUMIU bag, just that I can't afford it.

I heart lovely features on plain walls.

I heart confetti in the air.

I heart self-portraits.

Pictures Credits:
me, bliss and Vogue Girl Korea

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A smile, slowly spreading across my face

I would really like to thank:
My family, my aunts and uncles- Aunty Elaine, Aunty Mag, WC and Uncle Brian.

My 'naughty' Flat 6 & Co.
ShuDuan! Fish! LeeLing! PC! Esther! Cindy! Nelson!

My lovable friends:
Esther, Phoebe, Pris (so finally, we meet!), Fi and Meng (I loved the little Q travelling everywhr!), Lyon (such a crazy one!), Chen Ting (applehead!), Nicholas (U too jia you in UK),
JENABI (so skillful ! -_-), JASON (hope u had a great time in Italy!), Vivian, Shirley,
Yvonne! (long time no see gal!), Feng Chyuan, Sharon (So Cute!), My Love Dan Ting, SIN LING, MILLIE GIRL, NYCE DARL, ING ING, RUEY SHIAN, TECK MING, WAH WAH, AH HONG n Ah Hong's Friend (SORRY! Forgot ur name!), LC, FANG, LUULUU, WALLACE, XUN (SHE:) Min Yew, John, Teck Seng!, Emily and April, Daniel (sorry! will col u back soon!) Veronica, Rachel, Jessica,
VTing & Clinton (didn't get yr card, did u send it to hotmail?)!

My Curtin Darlings:
Melissa (have a great semester! Enjoy it to the max!), Adeline (miss you!),
Jackson, Curby, Carmen (I will surely visit u guys in KK some day!),
Ke Han, Heng Siang and Co. Calvin, Tony, Joanne, Siaw Fen...
Miss Fayrene and Miss Fidella ( u guys were so cute!)
Sham -_-
Miz Anita again!
And the ever lovable and adorable Miss Azlyn (Welcome back!)

(P/S: I want to see the new building)

And everyone else:
Sussan, Wndr, Han Chen, Calvin, Colin! Andrea, Doreen, Damien, Small Cindy, Dragon @ Tatsu, Xiao Ming, Christina, Alene, Florence, Wen Yee, WENDY!, Vincent, Lily, James, Ronald, Daphne, Rudi, Annie, Maurice, Kheng Wei, Kelvin, Joanne, Wan Sin,Yung Leong, Oi Yee, Kelvin Kian, Oliver, Chiew Sing, Michele, Jaclyn, YeePing, LeeMoi, Jessica, Uncle Ng and Fam & Tony!

And the 'evil' collaborators in this:
What am I without you girls?

For making this birthday, my most unforgettable one!

I heart April 2nd, 2009!