25 September 2014

"I'm with the band"


Excited to announce that I'm officially part of a newly-formed band for UNSW's Japanese society (NSA)! We had our first gig last Monday at the Roundhouse for MuSoc Idol and we initially prepared two songs to perform but in the end we only performed 'Fix You' by Coldplay. We performed last as we were the only band, and we didn't get scored well by the judges, but overall I thought it was a nice first exposure experience. At the moment we're practising hard for our major performance at NSA's own ball where we'll be combining a mix of Japanese and English songs and most likely being the entertainment throughout the night. Can't wait!

Photo credit: Michael Tanujaya
I really hope my friend doesn't read this blog, otherwise this would be so embarrassing haha. But I went to go see Seconds After's performance at Bondi on Wednesday. They were meant to perform 3 of their original songs but got pushed to last performance so they only did one song. Even though it was the first time he sung it, I knew it sounded familiar, and then after a while I realised why. It was dedicated to someone and I knew who it was to, and so I became pretty emotional. 




"SWAG: Something We Asians Got"



On Saturday, my family and I went to Bowral to have a picnic and go see the Tulip Festival, and we managed to take some photos on the way :) Unfortunately in the end, we didn't enter the tulip garden because the admission fee was too expensive, but there were still many nice areas around the suburb that we got to see.


On a different note, this week on Monday I think, I got picked up by some guy (again..) on main walkway, except this time he seemed pretty decent. We had a good chat, exchanged details etc. but I know that it probably won't work out because he seems like a social party person, which really isn't my type..
But yeah.. what is this?! LOL last time this happened, it was in the same area as well, but by this aussie looking skater guy with long-ish hair..



Wrapping my week off, I watched Maze Runner with 3 of my friends yesterday. When I watched it, I thought the movie was great, but thinking about it now, not much actually physically happened in the movie :O What made it so worth it though, was the cast. 

Don't ask me why, but Ki Hong somehow reminds me of Greg..
Firstly can I say: KI. HONG. LEE. I was a fan of him in Wong Fu Productions and honestly, I was scared to see his acting, only because I thought he would be extremely nervous acting on the big screen for the first time.. but he pulled it off perfectly and he was sooo cool in his character as Minho!! My appreciation for him just went to a whole new level.


Also for loyal fans of Thomas Sangster, expect competition from 1 million + new fangirls, because I'm now part of that number haha. A lot of people knew him from Game of Thrones but I never got around to watching it, so I guess I'm a late-comer? Anyway he is so cute and baby-faced, I couldn't help but adore him in the movie! I was actually shocked when I found out today that he's 24 years old - no way! I also never paid much attention to him when I watched Nanny McPhee, because he was still a kid at the time, but in Maze Runner they gave him a much more mature role, and that really changed my perspective of him and it made him stand out so much more.


And of course I can't forget the main actor, Dylan O'Brien! He was attractive but I couldn't help but focus so much more on the other two. I glad they chose him for the main role though, he suits it very well :)

About the movie itself, since they didn't do much in this one, I'm anticipating that they'll add much more action or games/tests in the movie sequels, so I'm excited for that! Also I'm a bit devastated because we missed out on a bit of the beginning of the movie, and that made the whole story complicated/harder to understand but the ending cleared a lot of things up. Still wish I could see it though!

14 September 2014

Escape Room!

OMGSH GUYS this is so cool!!

http://roomescape.com.au/

And the best part is that it's located in Kingsford!

I have my doubts into the quality of the games after looking at the website, but this thing initially started in Hong Kong and it looks pretty successful there! Excited to see if it gets popular here :)

"Throw yourself into one of themed game rooms and challenge yourself to get out in time! Release your inner detective to unravel the mysteries, solve hidden clues and complete interactive puzzles! Fun and dynamic team building experience.

To escape the room in time, you and your mates need not only common sense, observation and logical thinking, but also the teamwork."


01 August 2014

Messy Emotions

Heeeey
Long time no post!

Just thought I'd give a few bits and pieces of what's been happening recently :)

So it's first week back at uni and I'm actually off to a good start, every night when I come home I spend the whole night reviewing my lectures and write further notes on stuff I didn't understand. I figured it's better this way, using a 'study-as-I-go' approach rather than cramming for exams a few days before. Let's hope it works! :) Part of the reason I'm striving to work harder this sem (and am actually doing it this time) is because my current subjects are amazing! I'm doing neuroscience, anatomy, perception and cognition psychology and repeating math stats. Neuroscience is my absolute favourite subject with anatomy coming a close second :) On the downside, another reason why I'm working hard is because I got a 'referral' academic standing due to poor sem 1 results :( If I fail something this sem, my standing might change to probation.. scary huh? T_T I feel that it should be easy to get good marks this sem if I genuinely work hard, because last sem I didn't do any of my tutorial homework, and barely studied for my exams.. like 10% effort :/ I can do this!! I have to!!

On the 29th - 30th July, Priceline was having a 40% off skincare sale! There went my plans on saving for a trip to Japan LOL I went there by myself after uni but coincidentally my mum was at the same shopping centre as me, so luckily she was willing to share the costs hehe ^^ I just kept to the basics and bought what I really needed, here's what I got :)


The first one is Garnier Body Gel-Lotion. I've always been using Vaseline aloe vera light lotion for everyday use but I realise it's too light and my skin gets dry again halfway throughout the day, so I'm opting for a heavier intense body cream :) I've only used it for one day but I quite like it, I feel like my skin is more softer, but maybe I'm just imagining things, I dunno haha.

The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water was recommended to me by Kirsty :D Unfortunately for me, it doesn't work as well for me as it does for my friend, it barely removed any of my eye makeup, so I had to use my other makeup remover to do the rest (and most) of the job D: It didn't say the product was specifically for the eyes, and although it does say it removes makeup, it seems to serve more as a cleanser (hence 'cleansing water'), so with those facts in mind, I can understand that it didn't do the job as well ^^" However on the other hand, I think it has great potential as a cleanser :D When I tried it, it felt exactly like water (no oily feeling like my makeup remover), and the cleansing water felt refreshing on my face and it even felt softer xD (imagining again..?)

Next is Garnier dark spot treatment! I've never purchased a product like this before, but I do know the main flaw of my skin is that my cheeks are sprinkled with sun spots because I didn't take enough care and never put sunscreen on my face.. regrets.. Excited to see if this product will really work in the long run, I'll let you guys know! :)

Aaaand lastly, I got Nivea face day cream :D Before this, I just used a random Lanolin one that my mum had, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either, it did the job in keeping my face moisturised and didn't break me out, but I guess I wanted a little extra added benefits in my face cream. This Nivea one seemed worthy of giving a go, especially since its SPF 30+ :) I don't know if I'm overthinking it, but I only used it once and already my face feels softer xD (truly..?)

Anyway so that's what I bought, hopefully some of them can become part of my essentials? :D Did any of you go to the Priceline sales? If so, what products did you go for?


I wanted to end this on something I thought was relevant to me and my kind of thinking at the moment. Do you remember the movie, No Strings Attached? It's a movie that dates a while back already and when I watched it, at first I didn't think much of it, but come to think of it, I can actually relate to the main character in her view on relationships:


I thought this line in particular reflects my feelings, because I can be a very different person when I'm in a relationship. Very.. open/direct? I don't think that's the right term, but I mean like if the guy ever did something that I didn't like/turned me off/made me question my feelings for them, I would suddenly go out of my way to avoid them or distance myself from them. And.. I realise I can become a very cold and slack person if that ever happens.. and that's what scares me, because I don't usually like treating people badly that way and hurting them :/ But at the same time, I can also be a very clingy person who can only think of them? When it comes down to it, I think put simply, I'd make a very bad girlfriend xD

I was talking to a friend on Thursday and asked her what her ideal was and she said she'd want to be around someone where it doesn't feel like one person depends on another, like the guy will still continue to hang with his friends, and same with the girl. I agreed with her and thought further on how it'd be like a best friend / boyfriend, it's not completely lovey-dovey, can't live without you kind of type of relationship where you want to spend time with each other all the time, but rather a laid-back kind of relationship where you can be yourself around them and just chill and talk to them about everything and anything. Best of both worlds basically, but that's pretty hard to find and I'm probably asking for too much hahah
Honestly, I have found someone who is like that, but with someone like me who is so unstable in a relationship and has the capability of hurting them, it would be a huge risk :S

Anyway sorry if the above ramblings don't even make sense, there's like a billion things I want to write about this topic but they're all bursting out at the same time, that I jump from one conclusion to another, and it's all so confusing, this is why I never write about my views on relationships, it always ends up like this haha.

22 June 2014

Desk Makeover

Hi all!

As you can probably tell by the following photos, I got into a pretty creative mood and decided to rearrange my desk into something a bit more feminine and well.. definitely way more organised and less messy haha. I forgot to take before-photos but if you just imagine piles of books everywhere and nothing pretty about it, and that's a pretty accurate description of before xD


Top left: Was meant to be a whiteboard but for now using as a mood board :D The upper prints are from a brand called Birdy&Me, illustrated by Kelly Smith, and her designs and artwork are amazing! If you've ever read Girlfriend magazine, you may have noticed that she is the artist behind the really pretty illustrations for the horoscopes section, and that's how I came to stumble across this artist :) Her designs are mainly revolved around watercolour, pastels, florals and fashion, so if you like any of those, definitely recommend following her on instagram or her other websites! :) http://instagram.com/birdyandme



Top Right: I bought this clear plastic paper shelf holder today from Officeworks in the city, to replace this very old electric blue coloured one I had, and it was honestly the best decision ever, which was actually what inspired me to rearrange my desk in the first place :) It matches so beautifully with the mint and white ornaments and the mini flower arrangement! I took an additional photo showing the cute milkshake glass that the flowers are in:


Initially I created this desk schema to be more in the mood when studying, but honestly, it might well do the opposite, as it is quite distracting! hahah
Let me know if you're also feeling inspired to rearrange your desk ^^

18 June 2014

Lovisa Sale Haul

Hey all :)

Just taking a small break from studying to post this up!
Lovisa was having a sale so I went on a bit of a haul and bought 3 necklaces and an earring set. 
Lately I'm really into statement necklaces, which for some reason before, I wasn't a fan of, probably because I prefer those simple small charm necklaces. But lately I've been noticing my outfits have been a bit too plain / simple, so I think the best way to brighten it up would be a statement necklace :D


All jewellery was reduced from like $12-$15 to $5, so it was an amazing deal! The only exception was the glitter triangle one which was $15 I think but I think it's totally worth it, as it was my favourite out of all the necklaces :)

Here's a few more pictures:




And that is all :)
I'm not sure how long the sale goes for but it has been going longer than 2 weeks so I assume it ends soon. I recommend going if you're looking to freshen and update your jewellery 'closet'! Lovisa has sales all the time, but I reckon this has been the best I've seen so far, because a lot of the good items are available.

Let me know if you guys get anything good!
Till next time :D

16 June 2014

Two Mums..? [Dream]

I had this really depressing dream where I was just really happy with my family but then one day my dad comes up to me and tells me about my other mum (apparently my biological mum) and how she's really sick. Apparently I knew deep in my heart that I was raised by a different mum 10 years ago when I was younger, but I spent years putting it behind to start a new life with my new and current mum, to the point that I was able to completely forget about her? Part of the reason why I was able to forget in the first place was because my biological mum was 100% identical in appearance to my current mum, like a twin (but they weren't related), so it felt like when one left and the other instantly came to replace her, that it was still the same mum (appearance-wise)

 So to be finally reminded again, I had so many mixed emotions - firstly, sadness because my current mum loved me so much that I thought of her as the one and only, second, regret because I couldn't believe I forgot about my biological mum in the first place and thirdly, shocked/depressed that she was sick. 

Later that day when I found out, I went to go visit her and she didn't look like my current mum, but instead, looked exactly the same as she did 10 years ago when she left me (basically was the younger version of my current mum). So basically she didn't age at all since last time I met her. But that didn't have anything to do with her illness, in the dream, her looking the same as she did 10 years ago didn't come off as strange to me. She was lying in bed with a doctor carer by her bedside. She looked pale, malnourished etc. Every time she coughed, it sounded like a phlegmy cough that you normally get when you have a cold (those terrible-sounding ones), and her upper and lower body would jump up (like what happens with a defibrillator) and she would have the urge to throw up into the bag that the doctor held beside her bed. After seeing that, I couldn't hold it in and just ran to a spot away from everybody and just cried uncontrollably non-stop.

-

And I couldn't remember the rest of my dream.
Was a really depressing dream, I have a feeling there's many connotations that I'll need to decode but I have an exam in a few hours so I'll come back to it later. But if there's a message to take away from that dream, it's that I need to show my mum more love, I already love her with all my heart but I sometimes don't show/express it enough.

14 June 2014

Academic Distress

Honestly worried about my academic standing after I do my two exams this week :(

13 June 2014

PLL Season 5!

For anyone who watches Pretty Little Liars, season 5 just premiered with it's first episode, "EscApe from New York"! One of the things I mainly anticipated for this episode was finding out what happened to Ezra (won't spoil anything here). The question most definitely gets answered in the episode, so no disappointments there :) The Mona scene was very very interesting, the things she's getting up to now seem really devious. And the ending is truly shocking, I never expected 'that' person to appear at the end and do what they did :O There were a lot of unanswered questions that I'm looking forward to in the next episode, regarding Mrs. D, Shana and Melissa especially.

Once you've watched it, let me know what you thought!

Colourful Dream

Had this really weird dream this morning, where you can change your hair colour just by typing in the colour code, similar to the Sims. I dyed one side of my hair pastel blue and the other side pastel pink but I didn't like it so I changed to a nice brown colour LOL

This is what it looked like:


Then there was a connected dream with Ariana Grande and somehow she was holding a candy machine with different coloured mini MnM-looking candy in each tube, and if you ever wanted to get a bowl with specific coloured candies, you can just twist the tap at the bottom of any of the tubes with the colour you want, and it will drop out one by one into the container below, exactly like a slightly turned tap with water dripping out drop by drop. 

It looked kinda like this, except portable size with a huge collecting container at the bottom:


If I remember right, I think these MnM's can also change your hair colour?

There was this other part of the dream about something different, but I forgot it :( All I remember was that it was pretty scary, I think I was being chased or something?

10 June 2014

Internal Rage

Hey all,

Writing at 1am in the morning because I was just about to fall asleep when something bad that happened during the day just happened to cross my mind , and now I can't sleep :/

So today I drove my mum and I to go grocery shopping at Eastgardens Westfield (seeing as it was public holiday and raining). Nothing better to do, right? Apparently that's everyone's plan too - the parking space was so crowded :S So i spent around half an hour searching each level and circling around endlessly trying to find parking until I gave up and just decided to tail people that looked like they were heading back to their car. We finally found  some people parked at an intersection, unloading groceries, so we dived in,  put the  indicator on and waited for about 5 minutes for them to leave.  I like to consider myself as patient (in most circumstances) , I totally didn't mind that they were taking their time in unloading groceries, as long as I could finally get a parking spot. So they finally reversed out of the parking spot and drove past us, and that was my queue to reverse back into the space. Then out of nowhere, this guy that happened to head towards the intersection, just dove straight into my parking space!!  All my patience was thrown out the window and I wanted to beep at him sooooo bad, but... I didn't. Typical me.  Ahhh I was so pissed , I can't believe people would have the nerve to cut in like that , he didn't  even look around first to see that I was waiting >:(

Sigh anyway that's all I wanted to say, I didn't get the chance to beep at the driver, so my internal rage is still bottled up inside.. Very few things piss me off, and today, that driver was one of them :/

07 June 2014

Cuteness Overload

Hey everyone!

Today was pretty eventful as we drove to Parklea Markets to get Toby's annual vaccination from the shop owners and also get his nails clipped. When we got there, Toby felt pretty stressed out, most likely not because of the needle, but the fact of being held in the first place (he hates that). He got so stressed out, that he kept pushing, kicking and struggling to the point that one of his foot nails fully ripped out! D: I can only imagine that would be the human equivalent of ripping out one whole of your nail.. painful right? But to this point, he's fine now, the handler sprayed on something to stop it getting infected (it literally looked like they were spraying on purple spray paint) .__. 

Anyway after that, we bought extra supplies, then went around looking at the other pets. These were the cutest!



This dog was sooooo adorable, and I found out it was a chihuahua x pomeranian. Two of the cutest dog breeds combined together!

So anyway as the day went on.. there were some issues here and there.. but to cut straight to the exciting part.. we have a new member of the family! ;) I know what you're thinking, and no, I wish it was that dog too ): 

But anyway, introducing.. Luna, my sister's minilop!


Yes, she's got a 'stache! hehe.



Can't wait to show you all her progress and growth later on! :)


04 June 2014

Tattoos [Temporary]

I don't know why but lately I've been obsessing over the thought of buying a temporary tattoo, especially after seeing these!



These have a summery look to it, so I'd have to wait till next season to even consider buying these, but on the other hand, you may be familiar with these ones:


They're the simple, girly ones you often find all other tumblr - birds, cursive quotes, anchors, infinity signs etc. Some tattoos are real, some have been drawn on (by the artistic talented), and some.. are temporary :) I stumbled across this website that has a really big range of those kinds of tattoos and I'm really keen to get something from there!



That's all for today! :)

02 June 2014

June; Winter


こんにちは!
As promised this is part 2 and today I'll be talking about my daily essentials favourites :)

Here are the products that I will be mentioning:


First things first, is the base! I like to go extremely natural and let my face breathe, so I'm not one to wear foundation, but if I do notice some imperfections I'd like to cover up, I'd use this:


This is Loreal's Nude Magique CC Cream in Anti-Redness, so as the name suggests, I use this product mainly only when there red spots on my skin :)

Now this product I didn't list above, but before I go into any eye makeup, I'm always sure to use this first:


This product might be unknown to a lot of westerners, but to asians who weren't born with double eyelids, products like these can make a big difference. 

Unfortunately I was one of the many that weren't blessed with good eyelids. I don't have any monolids.. but I don't have double eyelids either, instead I'm an in-between, which is crazy to believe even exists! On top of that, I've always had uneven eyelids, my left eye tends to be a double eyelid whereas my right eye is more of a monolid. 

With all that being said, I use this product to even it out and make it 10 times more easier to put on makeup :) This is Koji Eyetalk Excellent (strongest out of their Eyetalk range but also the most expensive!)


Now with even eyelids, I move on to my eyeliner :D


I used to swear by liquid liner for years, so much, that I bought this a while ago:


It was my second time purchasing the Loreal Super Liner, as it was really good and a friend of mine personally recommended it to me. I had already used it about 5 times before deciding to experiment with gel liner and since then, I've never gone back to liquid! Safe to say, I've been completely converted even after all these years with liquid liner hahaha
Even after converting to gel liner, I tried on my liquid liner again but actually found it hard to use, after already getting used to gel liner lol.

Back to the gel, the one I use is Bobby Brown Long-Lasting Gel Liner in 'Black Ink'. An avid user of liquid, at first I wasn't used to the softer duller look that gel gave and putting it on in the first place was like the hardest thing ever, but the transition was worth it! I could rant on about this, but for any liquid users interested in trying out gel, the transition process is a downright struggle (or maybe thats just me), but in time you'll get used to it :)

Anyway let's move on! After liner comes the lashes:


Hearing good reviews about this one, I use Shiseido's eyelash curler.



This is Clinique's High Impact Mascara and it was given to me as a birthday present by Jeremie (thankyou!). I love this one because it makes my lashes look both fuller and longer, and helps to keep the curl in my lashes :)

I used to use this one because I heard good reviews about it:


But the brush is totally not suited to my lashes, for me personally it doesn't give me fuller looking lashes and clumps easily. All I've found that it does, is make the lashes you already have, look thicker, but it doesn't really do it for me since I have sparse lashes. So after switching to Clinque, I've avoided this one all together.

Lastly, the lips!
For those who know me well, I swear by this product and have solid proof:


Those are all legit empty Maybelline Baby Lips there :O
The sides of my mouth used to always split, minimum once every two month, even after using Vaseline jelly, but since switching to this one, I very rarely suffer from it anymore. Halleluia. The only downside to Baby Lips is that it wears out very very easily, leaving your bare lips susceptible to dryness very often unless you reapply it again. Maybe that's one of the reasons why I've used up so much? But honestly, it feels great not having split sides as often anymore, it's worth it!

As a very subtle finish, I might occasionally use this:


Rimmel Lasting Finish in shade 077 Asia, it's quite a natural shade that I dab very lightly on my lips to prevent them from looking pale, although I don't encounter this problem too much thankfully :)

Finally when the day ends, I remove all my makeup using Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover. I forgot to take a picture of this one so I just found one on the internet:


I used to use Maybelline Express Care Eye&Lip Remover, which I had no trouble with, but I can't find them on the shelves anymore? Apparently they had a package transformation (which, might I say, looks really pretty! especially compared to the old package), but I couldn't even find that, so I don't know, I just researched for good ones and heard the wipes version of this was good, so I bought the liquid version. I personally find both my old and new remover are just as good, both don't break me out, so that's a plus, and both are decent in removing makeup :)

And it comes to an end! There are some products that I bought a few months ago, that I wanted to show you guys and am excited to try out once my current ones are finished, but I'll leave that till next time. Thanks for reading! :)

28 May 2014

Goodbye May; Love List



Hey everyone! Sorry I have been inactive for quite a while, apparently its been only 2 months since my last post but honestly, it nearly felt like over half a year that I haven't written anything! Also, I reviewed my past posts and damn I write a lot.. You guys must be bored of reading so much, sorry! D:

(I'm gonna cheat a bit and split my posts up to freshen up my blog) :P




I'm currently loving these two - 'Brain Rules' by John Medina and the third trilogy in the Final Fantasy XIII series, Lightning Returns! 

Played through and loved the Final Fantasy XIII, despite a lot of reviews saying it wasn't that good, Final Fantasy XIII-2 was meh, didn't quite like the changes they made in the battle system, the main characters (I miss choosing between Hope and Vanille!), and the timeline structured gameplay, so I went about 60% into the game before giving up.. But anyway this one is so good, so far the storyline is really really interesting :)

The Brain Rules novel is a must-read if you want to find out why our brains does this and that, and how you can utilise it to its maximum potential in areas such as work, school etc. Definitely recommend it and hey, it's a New York Times Bestseller, so why not ;)

Stay tuned for part 2! :)

12 March 2014

水曜日 - ストレス D:

Can't wait for tomorrow onwards - all uni classes have officially started this week and I've packed all my tutorials and labs on Monday and Tuesday so now I can just relax and make notes for the remainder of the week :D Tuesdays are not really my piece of cake though, it's like high school all over again where my bag weighs nearly as much as me.. the amount of books I have to bring is too damn high ):
And ahh it's not so much the workload but I'm really really not enjoying Japanese at the moment, I'm so far behind from last year so I have tons to catch up on.. :/ Economics isn't any better, I couldn't answer any of the 20 questions prescribed for homework -.- Tutorials are so scary, the teacher just picks students at random to answer some of the questions from the homework set.. so if you didn't do it, you're screwed lol. I happened to get picked today and thank heavens it wasn't a really complicated question that required maths. While I was up in front of the class explaining the answer though, I felt extremely nervous and my voice and body was really shaky ):

Anyway writing this post gives off so much stress, sorry about that! I'll be sure to write something more interesting/positive in the future!

07 March 2014

Second Time

So first week of uni has finally concluded! Which means next week will be return to reality where homework and assignments start piling in :/
But apart from that, I really enjoyed it a lot and seeing my friends again :)
Today I went to Karaoke and decided to give drinking another go, so I had a Vodka Cruiser Black in raspberry flavour. I finally downed a bottle! Call me a noob, but I thought by the end of the drink I would experience effects of some sort despite the alcohol content being low, but nothing happened, I felt completely normal, so it was a bit of a downer lol. I sound really paranoid but I really do want to take it one drink at a time, and (extremely slowly) test out my limits, probably go for 1 and a half bottles of that stuff next time? I sound like I'm turning bad aren't I ): I guess it's just a phase I'm going through, I'm 20 this year and it will conclude my teenage years so I'm just thinking of living a little differently, or I will regret it.

Look forward to seeing a different side of me this year then! :)
But be nice friends and pls save me if I sound like I'm going down the wrong path D:

28 February 2014

2 Hours Less Uni!


Oh and I finally passed chem! Well.. the bridging course, but I'm just so happy I finally passed at the very least xD Fingers crossed I finally pass this chem too!

As promised, the details on yesterday :D
So I met up with my friend to go to O-Week and get some free fairy floss but it was raining at the same time so the experience wasn't that great ): I think the rain got the fairy floss wet and it started dripping onto my clothes D: But anyway that was it for O-Week, we just hurried to city and met up with another friend to watch Non-Stop! After watching the movie I asked my friends how it was and they said it was good but their response didn't seem convincing.. :S On the other hand, I loved it! I think its because I'm really into watching Air Crash Investigations (but at the same time pretty freaked out by it), and this movie just somehow reminded me of it, except way more intense :O But on the other hand, the ending was pretty unrealistic and not good :/ I wish 'that bad person' had a better motive for doing what he did.. Oh well :S
I just headed home after the movie, as it was already like 6:00pm and my friend was coming over to my place after work at 6:30pm to get changed. As soon as I got home, she came like 10 mins later haha. Apparently its been ages since my friend came over to my house, so she got to meet Toby for the first time :D
So we headed there by around 7:00pm, and even though the line was pretty long, it went by really quickly since they were just stamping people, checking IDs and scanning tickets. We both sorta regretting coming early because the atmosphere wasn't really that lively and the dance floor was still closed so we got drinks and I had the mildest drink I could get - apple cider haha. There was a slight alcohol aftertaste but it was barely noticeable, so it tasted pretty okay. While we just chilling a group of asian guys approached us but none of them really attracted our attention so we kept the conversation very short lol. They were all from James Ruse though, so when we asked them what they were studying, they all said some sort of engineering combined with another degree .__. When we moved to another area, two other guys approached us and they weren't that appealing either ;___; the asian guy was talking to my friend while I had an indian guy. I tried sustaining the conversation to be friendly but he started REALLY creeping me out because he had his hand over my shoulder, so I was so thankful when they left -.-" We were finally saved when we spotted a good friend of ours, so we stuck with him most of the time after that. My friend at one point went to get another drink and I think it was Smirnoff double black with citrus and it tasted really good, it was kinda like lemonade and alcohol mixed together. I'd say this is second on my list to Cruisers, but I have yet to experiment lol
Anyhow I don't know why but I was so confused when we got to the dance floor, being someone who doesn't know how to dance at all, I was looking around at everyone else, and they were just moving to the music so I automatically thought to do the same? I guess if you're into club/party music, its so easy to immerse yourself in it and enjoy listening to it, but for me it wasn't really my kind of thing, so it took me aaaaages to get into it, but I eventually did I guess. Probably the worst part of the night was that while I was dancing, some random asian from behind me decided they were welcome to put their hands around my waist?! I mean I understand that people feel more free to do whatever they want in a club cause you know, you might never see them again.. but personally I found it really uncomfortable, so I kinda pushed their hands off with my elbows near my waist. But that guy really didn't get the message, he did it about 2-3 times before backing off =/ Sigh..
Hmm well that was basically all that happened that night, one thing I noticed was that I was still completely fine after one drink and 1/4 of my friend's. Sometimes I still wonder what my limit is.. :S
Overall I enjoyed it while it lasted, but honestly I probably wouldn't consider going to another one, at least for a while haha :)

26 February 2014

Ep 21 + Last Week of Summer Hols!

Has anyone watched the latest episode of PLL this week?
I watched it just a few hours ago and it was SO intense and I'm hoping someone is up to date so I can rant all my feels D:

On another note, since this week is my last week of hols, I've kept myself really occupied.
On Monday I went to UNSW's O-Week and met up with a lot of my friends. I was there from around 11:40-2:15pm to grab some free stuff and renew memberships, then I headed to city to finally have sushi (which I had been craving for weeks back then) and go to karaoke as well as play a bit of pool. Had to leave early so I could watch Pompeii back at uni, surprised that even after arriving there 40 mins late, it still hadn't started yet because it was too bright. The movie took me by complete surprise, I thought I would find it boring just from hearing what it would be about (on Facebook) and even 10 mins into the movie, I got a bad impression that it would be a bloody kind of movie.. but by the end, like everyone else, I ended up cheering on the protagonists and hoping they would defeat all the bad guys. After the movie, a new friend walked with me for a bit of the way home and we had a really deep conversation about their personal life. It was interesting to see a complete different side of them, because this person was extremely outgoing and confident, but after that day, I saw their very quiet, reserved side.

So that was Monday, on Tuesday I had a friend's birthday party at Bronte beach (the same friend that I met at uni this year in my bridging course), so it was my first time celebrating with him and his friends. At first because I barely knew anyone and was shy as ever, I just stuck with the people I knew for majority of the day, but about 2 hours before I had to leave, I actually mustered up the courage to stick with some newer friends and get introduced/get to know their other friends. No regrets, I made friends with some really interesting people, one was studying to be a makeup artist, another had no shame in being physically affectionate, one was sort of in the same position as me and didn't know anyone else at the party except the host.
I had to be the first one to leave, around 7:00pm because I was already extremely late to meet my friend at the airport to farewell them for a year. Technically we were meant to meet at 7 but they themselves were running a little late too and was gonna get there around 7:30pm. At first I thought it would take 45 mins max to head to airport from where I was, but I was SO wrong, while I was on the bus to Bondi Junction, I checked the timetable and realised the next bus to the airport would arrive at the destination at 8:30pm! D: I wanted to mentally cry, I thought I would be so late that I would get to see my friend a last time T__T But in the end I ended up catching a taxi there, which shortened the destination time to 7:40pm, at the cost of $50 - expensive but I don't care, friendship was at stake lol.
Well when I arrived everything well perfectly well, I barely missed on anything, and I guess that's all that mattered. I really wanted to cry after my friend headed past the gates, but everyone was like "everybody, man up. save tears for home." That night when I got home, I didn't really have time to cry, as I chatted with a friend over the phone and had a nice conversation.
On a sidenote, I don't know if its because I've watched too many movies or something but I really do cry whenever I say goodbye to my cousins in Indonesia every time I board a train back to someplace 8 hours away from where they are. Same with when I farewell someone at the airport. I don't know, that's just me haha.
On another sidenote, I seem to really like having long phone calls with friends. Sometimes I do feel frustrated because I can't do certain things while I'm on the phone, but overall, being in a conversational phone call has more benefits than disadvantages so yeah :) It's nice to have company/someone to talk to when I'm just at home doing random stuff or chilling.

And lastly to summarise today :) I went on a short day road trip to Central Coast with some uni friends. We didn't do too much and probably actually most of our time in the car being driven but it was still a chill day. I guess today I just wasn't as up to it, because I found myself either sleeping or not talking much today, but I guess part of it was to do with being slightly cramped in a sometimes humid car ride for most of the time? When we got to Central Coast, we just ate in a shopping mall. I had the worst asian noodles there btw.. I forgot what the shopping centre was called but if I could remember, I'd tell you guys now, don't eat there :O ..Well the taste wasn't bad, but for an asian restaurant, they sold a really unauthentic noodle dish =/ But I ended up getting dessert after that, so I ended up leaving the mall more satisfied with my food than before. After that we went to the beach and I just enjoyed being in the water for a bit, then we had fun burying one of the guys with sand :D We then stopped by a nearby food shop for chips and we played card games in the outdoor seating area. After that we just headed home, most of the time music was playing and we did play some Disney and Wiggles songs, that we had fun singing/dancing to. I was really really surprised that the Wiggles songs were nostalgic and really lifted the mood for me, because initially I thought I would just fall asleep again by hearing it lol.

And yeah that was my week summarised so far :)
I'm really excited for tomorrow, I'm accompanying a friend to the O-Week just so they can get their much anticipated fairy floss, then after that probably lunch and either go to the beach or watch a movie. I swear if we decide to go to the beach, that will be my third day in a row, going to the beach LOL. But I don't mind, the last two days I didn't enjoy it to the full potential as I didn't bring a change of clothes so I couldn't go deep into the water. Hopefully this time around will be different, and even if not, theres heaps of other stuff to do :D Then after that, at night I'm heading to uni for the blackout party with a friend that I haven't met up with for ages! I was actually gonna buy the ticket tonight but thank goodness I bought it earlier this morning out of boredom, because apparently they're sold out now :O It's actually my first time going to this kind of event, so I do have an imagination of how it could possibly turn out.. Actually my main reason for wanting to go to it was because lately I had been wanting to try going to a club at least once, but that's nearly impossible for me to do, as my absolutely latest curfew at city 10:00pm (even that is really pushing my curfew already), and clubs aren't even really started at that time =/ I know this isn't a club, but I'm guessing it has a party atmosphere so that's a good enough second alternative :) But yeah that's my rough plan for tomorrow, nothing major has happened yet so until next time, keep you all updated on what happens, soon!

11 February 2014

Jack of all trades

I know a little of a lot of things, but I'm not particularly good at at least one thing :/
For example, I've played violin and keyboard but I just know the basics. I can sing but I don't necessarily have a nice voice. Likewise, I like gaming but I wouldn't consider myself a good gamer, if anything, below average. I can do origami and I've mastered crane making.. but that's the only thing I can make. If there's one thing I can concentrate on at the moment, I guess it'd be bass? I really do wish I was good at one thing xD

21 January 2014

Cooking Adventures: Dessert Sided

Today I learnt how to make caramel! ..I didn't know that making it was the easy part, cleaning it was the hardest part -__-"
The reason I made caramel was to recreate one of my all time favourite snacks - caramel popcorn! For the popcorn I just used the instant microwave ones, then topped it off with the homemade caramel ^^



On a sidenote, I've been catching up to AKBingo episodes recently and watching one of them really made me want to try making omurice!



Takamina is hilarious in this one, especially at 05:05 and 05:29 xD
I didn't think Yukirin would be a bad cook but watching this show gives me so hope, they're probably as noob as I am =P