Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Had a good, long talk with an old (long lost?) friend ;)

Things at one time we're very complicated between us, so it felt good to be able to talk to him in a mature and "we've grown up and are wiser now" type of way.

As usual, when things are going right between us, it was good to talk to him because he has a stabilizing effect on me. If there is someone who can talk sense into my thick skull, it would be him.

But most of all, I've missed him... as a friend whom I'm able to be frank and honest with, because he already knows so much about me - the good, the bad, and the really ugly.

And in a way, I'm that bit happier and relieved to know that he feels the same and I haven't left too much of an in-deletable bad impression from my prior bad behaviour.

Monday, September 29, 2008

It's the hols!

My aunt who's currently living in Germany will be back for two weeks, along with my cousins Erik and Vanessa. Can't wait for their arrival on Thursday! =)

In the meantime, I took out some books from the Monash library. I know, I know. What am I thinking? XD I'm behind in my Law and Comm reading, and here I am happily reading fiction. Oh well.

I admit, I got a lil' ambitious =P 5 books for a 1 week study break.

On another bookish note... a book tag!
  1. 1984 (George Orwell)
  2. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
  3. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  4. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  6. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
  7. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
  8. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
  9. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
  10. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  11. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  12. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
  13. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  14. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding)
  15. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
  16. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
  17. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
  18. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  19. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  20. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  21. Emma (Jane Austen)
  22. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  23. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
  24. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
  25. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  26. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  27. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
  28. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
  29. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
  30. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
  31. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
  32. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
  33. In The Skin Of A Lion (Michael Ondaatje)
  34. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
  35. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
  36. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
  37. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
  38. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  39. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  40. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  41. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)
  42. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  43. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
  44. Of Mice And Men (John Steinbeck)
  45. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  46. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
  47. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  48. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  49. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
  50. Shogun (James Clavell)
  51. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  52. The Bible
  53. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
  54. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  55. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
  56. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
  57. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  58. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
  59. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
  60. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  61. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
  63. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  64. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  65. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  66. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  67. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  68. The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  69. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  70. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
  71. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  72. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  73. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  74. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  75. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
  76. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  77. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
  78. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
  79. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
  80. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  81. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
  82. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
  83. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  84. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  85. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
  86. The Stand (Stephen King)
  87. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
  88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
  89. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
  90. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
  91. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
  92. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
  93. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  94. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  95. Ulysses (James Joyce)
  96. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  97. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  98. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
  99. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  100. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
To do the tag, bold the books you've read and italicize those you wish to read.
Out of that list, I probably won't want to go near Anna Karenina again, unless I'm having trouble sleeping XD

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some piccus I've yet to post up:

Ken playing by the beach ^^

Interact Club of SMK SAS BOD 2005/2006

Friday, September 26, 2008

1.What would best describe your personality?
Love Addiction - Koyama Keiichiro [what?! *faints* XD ]

2.What do you like in a guy/girl?
Carat - sifow [No la... I don't look for a guy that can give me diamonds]

3.How do you feel today?
Belfast - Boney M [Beats me *shrugs*]

4.What is your life's purpose?
Holiday- Bee Gees [If only...]

5. What is your motto?
the SPEED STAR - Namie Amuro [hahaha... yes yes, I love fast things, bring it on =P ]

6.What do your friends think of you?
Something's Been Making Me Blue - Smokie [ Really?] =(

7.What do you think of your parents?
Love is Delicious- Wheesung [hehe]

8.What do you think about very often?
Let's Just Kiss and Say Goodbye - Barry White [Hmm...]

9.What do you think of your best friend?
We Belong Together - BIG BANG [So sweet =) ]

10.What do you think of your crush?
Nothing Compares 2 U- Sinead O'Connor [...]

11.What is your life story?
No More Cry - D-51 [Yes, by all means please]

12.What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lay Back in the Arms of Someone - Smokie [I want to be loved by someone ^^ ]

13.What do you think when you see your crush?
Violet Sauce - Namie Amuro [So steamy XD ]

14.What do your parents think of you?
Hot Limit - T.M. Revolution [Eh? I'm a very goody-goody daughter =P ]

15.What do strangers think of you?
Here With Me - Dido [O-kay...]

16.What will they play at your funeral?
I Got You Babe - Sony & Cher [A little inappropriate, but at least it's a happy song =) ]

17.What will you dance to at your wedding?
Lovable - Kim Jung Kook [Ooh! I definitely want this song played! ^^ ]

18.What is your hobby/interest?
Rainbow - NEWS [I love spotting rainbows <3 ]

19.What do you think of your friends?
The Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston [I love you guys and I hope you guys love yourselves too =) ]

20.What song do you listen to when you are sad?
Emotions - Bee Gees [*sniff*]

21.What song do you air guitar to?
You're Still the One - Shania Twain [Err. No.]

22.What should be your signature karaoke song?
Love Me - Bee Gees [Goodness. I hope not =S ]

23.What is your greatest desire?
Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton John [Let me be here for you ^^ ]

24.What does next year have in store for you?
Love Story - Clavier [Sounds good. Love the song too ;D ]

25.What's your outlook on life?
Chiisana Koi no Uta (Little Love Song) - MONGOL 800 [Love makes the world go round]

26.How will you die?
Naihi Shinsho (Innermost Secret Confession) - ONE OK ROCK [Ehehe... no comment]

27.Do people secretly lust after you?
Painter Man- Boney M. [A hot painter man, I hope ;) ]

28.The best advice you will ever get
Unbreakable - Domoto Koichi [Stay strong... pretty good advice eh? ^^ ]

29.What will I be doing for the next 3 months?
If You Don't Know Me By Now- Simply Red [Knowing me, I'll be wasting time]

30.What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Needles and Pins - The Searches [I hope not =S ]

31.What will your future mother-in-law be like?
Lost in Love - Air Supply [I want to love her, but not THAT much =P]

32.What is the favourite song of the doctor who will help deliver your baby?
I'll Be There - Mariah Carey & Trey Lorenz [That's reassuring =) ]

33.If you wrote a book, what would it be about?
Deep In Your Heart - Domoto Koichi [Smexy and hot, full of secrets... oooh ;D ]

34.What sort of world ruler would you be?
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics [Hehe]

35.Will you ever get a dog or cat?
On the Street Where You Live - Perry Como [Sidetrack a little... I adore Perry Como's songs!]

36.What would you say at your Oscar/Nobel prize acceptance speech?
Locomotion - Kylie Minogue [Hahaha. I'll get everyone to do the Locomotion with me! ^^ ]

37.What is your superpower?
Blue River - The Band [???]

38.Why are you attracted to enigmatic brooders?
Cry - Godley & Cream [Because they make me want to cry?]

Lots of funky oldies, thanks to my Nano containing a good chunk of my uncle's songs. Explains the Boney M., Bee Gees and Smokie huh? ;)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Good news!

A close friend of mine has a new and much awaited baby cousin! ^^ Congratulations, Gary. May the young A. Wines be well and healthy in Aussieland.

Since Gary's one of the few males in the family, he's overjoyed to have a male cousin to play with. Hence, the celebration ;)

On another happy note, there's two recent games floating around gamespace that I can't wait to try:


In the Dog House
. It's always hard to resist the cuteness of a Nitrome creation, isn't it? ^^


Hoshi Saga 3. The previous two were a blast, so this is probably going to be a "oops, time flew by so quickly" piece of fun.

Enjoy! =)
Sigh. I promised myself I would stop caring. That I would stop obsessing. And for a while I really believed I did, that I'd conquered goliath. But... I realize that a small part of me still cares. It's hard because I there are some things that cannot be molded into a certain shape by time. Yet... the aftertaste lingers on...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet, sweet relief!

Can't believe I'm almost done with the final assignments for this sem... after all that mind-killing, tears-inducing stress.

Btw, Monashians take note!

Monash AniManga Otaku Unity (MAOU) will be holding the first ever Monash AniManga Matsuri (Festival) on:

22, 23 & 24 September

Yup! Next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! =)

It'll be fun... with a Hostess & Butler Cafe (Tues & Wed), Games, Competition, Anime art henna, Cosplay (Thurs), etc.

The festival will run from 10 am to 3 pm on all 3 days, so some take a look and bring -drag, convince - your friends to join in the FUN!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Eheh... hello once more! *yeah, I strike again with my multiple posts in one-day tendency* =P

~*^Great master L-double u- n^*~, I think you're right la, sleep deprivation really makes people a little retarded XD

Stressed and frankly, quite a bit going through my mind now. So what to do? Write, of course.

I miss Southampton FC! I miss watching them on Astro, when it's premier league season. I miss hearing fans singing 'When the Saints Come Marching In', and most of all, I miss watching the Saints play at St Mary's.

Many have asked me, 'Why Southampton?'

Well, it's hard to describe the emotions I feel for the club. Pride, love, disappointment, hope, and more... all rolled into one. That's how I feel about the club. So much so that without even making an effort to do so, I refer to Southampton as 'we'. As in, 'We'll be playing against (club name) this weekend. I know we can do it.'

It's the same with Ferrari and F1. The team is where my heart belongs when it comes to F1. I wouldn't be able to like any other team as much. I grew up instinctively loving Ferrari cars (and still do! XD ) with that interest leading to a supporter-commitment to the Ferrari F1 team.

To me, supporting a club/team/etc is to love it for all the right reasons, sincerely... kind of like how one should love a bf. It doesn't matter if they're having a great season or a disastrous one, you'll still be a supporter. One may rant and groan, but at the end of the day, there's still a feeling of emotional connection.

Anyway, tomorrow's the fourth last race in this season's racing calender. It's the race that means the most to me, as a Ferrari fan. Monza,Italy... I share your hope of hearing the Italian anthem being played tomorrow on the podium.
Aloha! =) Greetings from the land of assignments. As stated in the previous post, it's that time of the season again for this gal ;)

2 research assignments in one week. Wish me luck! Hopefully, Mr Kumar will be in a sun-shiny mood and grant us an extension on the comm assignment. And I'm being ambitious. I want to try and finish off my 1000 word marketing mini essay by tomorrow, so I can start on the hefty comm assignment with a clear mind (40% of my final marks lie there *gasp* XD ).

Anyway, I'm still alive! ^^ Will be a mainly inactive blogger for now though. Time's not on my side, amigos... unfortunately.

Hope all of you are well and will remain well. Cheers! :)

P/S: I crave homemade sweet treats. Want to pop into Marmalade for some cupcakes *drool*
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