Friday, May 29, 2009

on a whim

i did something quite random today. i woke up suddenly remembering the Briscoes brochure, especially a certain hair curling tong that was on sale for $20. i never thought of curling my hair. i have curly hair. i never thought i'd buy a curling tong. ever.

but boredem got the better of me. with only one class on today, and a pretty sunny sky, i just decided, oh what the heck. i rode off on my bike for about 20 minutes, on a very very busy Auckland road. The amount of vehicles on the road seem to be increasing exponentially for some reason. Soon it's gonna be just like Subang, just colder. I arrived in front of Briscoes and zoomed straight to the electrical appliances.

There i spotted another tong that was $12.50. A Sunsilk curling tong, that had a pink tip and a purple handle. It was a little shorter and fatter. The Remington one was longer and slimmer. I had thought of the size of curls that depended on the width of the tong. And i knew i prefered bigger curls rather than smaller ones. But the Remington one was teflon coated which i suppose wouldn't be such a bad thing, especially since the chances of a curling accident happening to me was quite high. and i figured with a slim tong u can make both big and small curls whereas with a big tong, u can't go small. Suddenly I remembred Ivan Ho and his big bowl small bowl theory back when I had wanted to be a scout so badly.

"A big bowl can do what a small bowl can, but a small bowl cannot function as a big bowl, can it?"

So, for the security of not burning my hair, the (hopefully) dual functionability of the slimmer tong, and reluctance to own a pink curling tong, i got the slightly more expensive Remington one.

It turned out to be $18. I paid for it, and chucked it into my bagpack and started pedalling home. I can't believe how excited i actually was! I felt like I had just bought myself a little treat.

I immediately put it on when I came back. It's a LOT of hard work. I went through half my head and wanted to give up. If i didn't look so ridiculous with half a head of curls and half a head of semi-straight hair, I would've given up. But then I persisted. And the results? well, it was quite weird. Think aunty. heh.

But im determined to find a better technique of getting just the outcome i want. =)

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I went running just now and on the way i passed by a group of kids. From afar i saw one big chubby Chinese boy and 3 other smaller kids. when I got closer I noticed that the 3 littler ones, had their arms linked and was pushing the chubby Chinese boy.
And for some reason I started worrying for the chubby one, wondering if I should stop the bullying. But then I figured the chubby boy must've bullied the little ones in the past and they're all now standing up to him in a group. *shrug*

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


feeling like i've been walking
on a straight long road
even though it is just the beginning
i am starting to feel the load

feeling like i keep making turns
that seem to lead me on to a longer path
on some days i'd enjoy the journey
on others, i seem to face its wrath

feeling like i should stop counting
down the months, weeks and days
and just soak it all in this new adventure
and embrace its many new ways

feeling like i can take it one day
then feeling like i can't, on another
and when the weight seems too heavy
someone somewhere is always here

someone whose words can lift me up
whose hugs are all i can wish for
whose warm embrace i truly miss
whose eyes had swept me off the floor

whose arms which wrapped around me
whose voice which whispered in my ear
make me wish for months to fly by
to the time i can have him near

Sunday, May 24, 2009


if there ever were a day where i completely hate Auckland, today would be that day.

walking home in the rain just now, with my thoughts fuzzy, my throat tight, my heart sore, my body weak...i thought of home and all the warmth, care and comfort it came with.

today, i really hate Auckland.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dream Village Run

For those who know me, they know me as a runner. They think I'm that crazy chic who runs n runs n runs n runs and never gets tired. Well, for the naive and uninformed, they're probably half right. hahaha...BUT, truth be told, I am one lazy runner, aye. *kiwi accent*. Yes, I enjoy running, but I don't train very often. I probably race more than I train. Which probably makes me a more professional racer than anyone else, doesn't it? hmmm....

I digress. I may be that crazy runner chic to some people, but let me tell you, I know this crazy running dude who, is through and through, inside out, outside in, upside down and right side up, madly in love with pushing his body to its limits. This dude probably feeds on adrenaline.
So, this dude, named Alex aka Ironmaniac, is a very good friend of mine. And he is about to do something extremely cool. Something I should probably do, some day. He is gonna do the Ultra Marathon. (Note: An ultra marathon is anything more than a marathon i.e. >42km). He's doing the 84 km Sundown Marathon in Singapore and he's trying to raise funds for Dream Village.

So, if you want to do something to support this crazy runner dude...which i strongly suggest you should...please go to the link below and READ ALL ABOUT IT!. and then, you can decide for yourself what to do next.

OK? =)

Dream Village Run

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

reading thoughts

Ever noticed how people on the train/bus seem to look a little dazed all the time? They always seem to have glazed eyes, staring far far away into space, definitely with many thoughts racing through their minds.

I always find myself observing people on public transports. And sometimes, a particular passenger stands out and i find my gaze fixated on that person. Which is rude...i've been caught before...many times. But yea, I tend to stare, and try to read their thoughts. I would come up with scenarios in my head and imagining little self-conversational thoughts going through that person's mind.

No, I haven't gone completely mad. I just don't do very well when I have no one to talk to, and this i find, is an outlet for my pent up energy. =) I'm just kidding. People observation is quite fun, try it.

happy 19 =)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009


one of the 5 big bruises on my body as a result of paintball.

p.s. biceps were flexed for effect.

Friday, May 15, 2009

girl talk

So I turned 23 over the week! =) It started out with my throat feeling sandpapered, my nose completely stuffed up, my head heavy and hot, and my eyes constantly watery with tears. I was pretty sick on my inaugural birthday away from home, and though i try to deny it, i think it has a lot to do with homesickness.

Anyway, I had had plans to go shopping for a new pair of skinny jeans, to go grocery shopping to make something to bring over to Lily's and just hang around my to talk to my friends. But everything went out the door, also because it poured pretty hard on that day too. So on a cold and wet Auckland day, I chose to spend my birthday in bed right after class.

It did however get better in the afternoon when i spent it talking to Ju online! =) Really made my day, woman. Thanks. The wireless connection was very very cooperative though. I had roughly 2 hours of uninterrupted video call with Ju. I think the IT Gods took pity on me. =)

At night, I went over to Lily's as planned, runny nose and everything, and was pleasantly surprised by Irvin and Steph being there! They made me dinner and got me presents and a cake! I brought over the movie He's Just Not That Into You which I downloaded and it was perfect! Us girls, watched it noddingly, while random unanswered questions in our heads went *click* as the movie went along. haha...sigh, the games we play for love. Still waiting on Irvin for photos of that night, although warning, i did NOT look my very best that night. =)

My flatmates actually had a small treat for me as well, but by the time i got back they were all heading to bed already, so we postponed it to the next day. They got me cupcakes! Really nice of them. So my birthday turned out to be a pretty sweet occasion afterall.
On another note, I just got back from an all girl outing with some friends. I think that in my 23 years, I have never had so much girl time before. Nowadays I find that I am constantly in an all girl situation and i never thought it would be so significantly different till now.

I was never apart of a big group of girls, growing up. I have 2 brothers, love them, hate them, can't live without them. I was babysat by Jude's grandmother, my neighbour, and so i played with Jude and David through primary school. And my friends in school were also predominantly males I realise. I was a gymnast, sure, with many many many girlfriends, but Lyn and I were quite often lost when we went out with the girls because we just don't talk on the same level as they do. In high school i had Ju and a few of the girls in the group but even then, i think there were still more guys than girls. I worked very well with Jackie and the La Sallian directors during my Leo days. Honestly, i like working with guys. In college, I was closer to the boys in G14 as well. And in Metro I had Ati, but still, had more guy friends than girl friends if i thought about it. It wasn't until I started going out with Dennis, did i find myself needing to talk to my girls about...stuff.

So, needless to say that the overwhelming amount of "girl talk" is quite culturally shocking to me. So I work in a women's gym, I live in a flat with 4 other girls, and I just got back from that all girl outing and it hit me all of a, i really don't know much stuff about girl-dom.

But it's intriguing. Like all of a sudden I am looking at the world through a really Girl girl perspective. If that makes any sense. And the guys are right, we women are quite complicated.

Perhaps I just have a narrower view on things. I am not particularly open about the topic of sex, or tampons, for that matter, i know peanuts about fashion and magazines, and I really do not follow Project Runway, Next Top Model or any reality show. Right now i just hope i'm acting cool enough in the discussions, and not gape at them like a gold fish.

Owell...that is what socialising is all about, is it not? We discover, we learn. =)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

on my way

It has only been a week that I have lived out on my own with my new housemates, and already I feel as though I have conquered and achieved quite a lot. Even though I flatted with Shermayne last semester, the apartment still came with all the basic stuff that made living there very very convenient. And I was constantly given free food and more basic amenities from time to time.

So now that I am officially out on my own, for real this time, I am feeling it. But to be honest I am actually feeling a lot happier. I am liking the freedom to sleep whenever i want, eat whenever i want, make a mess if need be and even have junk food for dinner if i wanted (which of course i won't. i'm such a healthy eater...haha). It's just nice knowing that I can =).

And I really like my housemates. I figure this must be similar to what it is like growing up with sisters. I've always wondered what it'd be like. We sit around the dining table (not everyday, but a couple of times this past week) and we talk about everything from cooking, to fashion, to boyfriends, to matchmaking our single housemates. It's fun. And we watch Grey's Anatomy together. It's really is cool. =)

Of course I miss having manly conversations with my brothers as well. There will always be some things I can only talk to my brothers about. But there'll be time for that when I go home. Right now I'm just soaking in this experience. It has been an interesting week.

It poured like crazy past couple of nights, and rained and drizzled throughout the days. I have, yet again, fallen prey to influenza. No no...I do not have swine flu, I assure you. Just a bit of a scratchy throat and the sniffles. I just bought myself Centrum - this multivitamin pill to boost my immune system again.

4 more weeks of uni before exams start...

'Cos I'm on my way, I'm on my way
There seems to be no end in sight
But I know I'll be alright
'Cos I'm on my way, I'm on my way
Don't give up on me, I'm on my way
- Corrine May - On My Way

Sunday, May 03, 2009


*edit* I figured a picture of the Green house would make sense since it's titled green but all i put up were pictures of red carpets. The shadow of the tree blocked the letters 'G' and 'r' but you get the picture why it's called Green =)

I had initially wanted to be all artsy about this, (wanted to copy mel) and edit my photos and everything. make it look real classy. But my Photoshop has officially expired, and I am through with searching for cracks online. Will ask D to do it for me when I go back home end of this year. =)

So here are some bits of my room. This is before I started to unpack.Look how huge my wardrobe is. *grin*

And this is after I unpacked, put my brand new sheets on and did a little bit of rearrangement. Noted, I should've straightened my covers out a bit. hehe..These little spot lights here are quite annoying actually. I think it's pretty unconventional. And my desk and chair, needless to say...are going to go. As you can see, I can't put my books and my laptop on at the same time. I've spotted a nice desk and chair on trademe which I will be buying soon. Already placed my bid. =)

Yes I just got back from work. And yes, my room is pretty huge. Looks even bigger when I've got not many things to put inside. Wish I have a double bed.

and the boyfriend to come with it.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


I moved into the Green house today. and it's my first time experiencing like a student flat kind of living. it feels kinda cool. =) although, little things like cleanliness isn't really top notch, if u get what i mean. but it's considerably neat n tidy and it has a nice feel to this place.

will blog more about it when i have more pictures. and the energy.

i'm completely knackered right now. spent the night packing...spent the entire day moving in. i really don't have much energy left in me to blog. only reason i'm not sprawled on my bed right now is because i'm waiting for mom, dad and keith to come online.

there's work tomorrow. and i'm not looking forward to it. sigh.

but just in case this post starts sounding like im depressed all over again, i'm not! im actually really psyched to move in today. i spent heaps of money though, but it was fun! and i am feeling like i finally, truly, am experiencing life as a student abroad. =)

anyway, like i said. will blog more about this when i have the energy and pictures.

on another note, I watched X Men Origins last night! Awesome flick. I am completely swept away by Hugh Jackman. Sexiest man alive indeed. Nobody else should ever wear a leather jacket again because nobody else will ever make it look better! :P
Oh, and the movie had great storyline, superb effects and all that. heh. =)