Sunday, May 22, 2011

Girl

Girl. Say it about twenty times and the word looks and sounds weird. Girl. Sounds like a word that is related to 'hurl' but worse.

ANYWAY... Today I felt girly, taking part in girly activites. And by girly I mean cleaning and doing my hair - because that's all to it right? Kidding!! (Sorry feminist people). I changed my blog background to a girly one. Flowers in the woods. I plan on changing it back to my orange one. I have a few male readers (Rodney, Jesse & Dan) who probably wont want a burst of flowers filling their computer screen when reading my blog.

The thing I don't like about the orange background is that it's so.... orange. Maybe I won't go back to it. But deciding on a new one that I won't get sick of asap is so hard. But hey, trial and error right? No pressure, just go with the flow. Don't worry about. It's just a blog background after all.

Turning down level of over-thinking about trivial things: working progress

I'm already getting sick of this flower background. It's a bit... much.

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Buzz(es)

Clean kitchen. When I saw Amy's mum's kitchen and how spotless it was, I thought to myself (something along the lines of)"I gotta get me one of those". So now when I do the dishes and put them away, wipe the surfaces and put things away and waste in the bin and sweep the floor, I stand back for a while and admire the cleanliness of it (I really do). I smile and walk away. There's something soothing about a clean Kitchen. Thanks Gogs for pushing me off my lazy arse and making me do it even (and especially) when I was obviously against it. 

Clean nails. Now that I don't wear coloured finger nail polish, *moment of silence*  *exhale slowly* .... I pay extra attention at how clean my nails are.

Hip Hop and R 'n' B songs I used to like two years + ago. TLC, Destiny's Child, Anything featuring T.I and others. They don't make it like that anymore (except for Nelly). Hip Hop and Techno are intertwined now, mostly. Well, the ones I know.

Dr Who

Monday, May 16, 2011

End Of An Era

At my school, one of the official school rules are "no coloured finger nail polish". This rule is ignored by teachers so I took it as an indication that it was unofficially discarded. I even got complimented on my nails by my female teachers.

However, this year, I have a teacher who's pedantic about school rules. I guess every teacher should be but most of them choose their battles, which are usually not to do with the nail polish regulation. Which is why this teacher took me by surprise. Anyway, he pointed out my nail polish (green at the time) and said "Nice nail polish. Too bad you're not allowed them at school.... You'll have them removed tonight right?" I'm not actually sure if the first part was a compliment or sarcastic.
And that's my sad story on why I no longer wear coloured nail polish. While I'm deeply saddened by this affair, I'm actually glad that at least one teacher cares about school rules. It's nice to know that not everyone is getting lazy.

My weekly ritual was painting my nails. Every week had a new colour. Every weekend, I had the exciting job on deciding a new colour to wear. It's a hobby I share with my sister and mum. But no longer. They must go on without me. I'm left to merely buffering and maybe clear nail polish (as it is colourless). I have to now find another activity to fill this hobby hole.

Here's a glimpse on my past. *deep breath*

It's better to have loved and lost it than to never loved at all.





Goodbye my lover, 
goodbye my friend. 
You have been the one. 
You have been the one for me.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Something About Something Good

I'm sitting in my bed thinking about things that people have said (that's a lot of things). And something that I heard from someone who spoke at my church, that I'm glad I heard because I think hearing it has benefited me more now than then.

And that something is... consciously trying not to do something is really hard and you just end up doing it again. He said something like "Don't think about elephants. Now who's thinking about elephants?". Of course, everyone was thinking about elephants (unless they didn't hear him). Then later on in the sermon he was like "Notice how no one was thinking about elephants since that last time I said not to?" The point he was making was focusing so hard on trying NOT to do something (like sin) is the hard way to not do it. Instead, we should focus on something else (like Jesus, and doing stuff that make him, and in the end, us, happy).

Now where was I going with this... oh right. Got it (I had another tab open and that tab had a blog which triggered the idea of this blog. In case you wanted to know). Lately I've been a bit emo (if you haven't noticed, it probably means I'm too shy to show you. If you have noticed, I'm sorry but you're the unfortunate/fortunate ones who get to see the real me. Lucky you).

ANYWAY, rather than pondering on depressing thoughts and wishing things weren't so depressing, I've decided (about ten minutes ago), to ponder on other things. 

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." 

"I simply remember my favourite things, and then I don't feel.... so bad"
This bible verse and the song from Sound of Music popped into my head. Positive thinking I think this is called. Something else about joy I remember Bradley Hathaway said in one of his poems was this:

"...start singing songs to the one that gave me this joy that I'm feeling, but it's more then just some fleeting feeling, it's eternal truth in which I am reeling."

I'll listen to Bradley Hathaway because I like his poems. I'm also going to go talk to God now. Ask him what he thinks about my blog, thank him and say how brilliant I think he is. Bye!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Living In The 3D World: Saturday

I love Saturdays. I don't think I've ever NOT looked forward to them. Except for a few years ago when I had to go to my music practice in the mornings. Ergh. *shivers*

Anyway, today was just a cleaning day. Dishes, laundry and the biggest monster: my room.

After picking up my clothes and sorting them out into dirty and clean piles (and putting the clean ones away), my room seemed a lot cleaner already. Then came putting rubbish in the bin and recycling and all that boring stuff. When all that was done and dusted (hehe), it occurred to me one place I don't ever clean, underneath my bed. So I decided, today, I'll finally uncover the stuff that I just get too lazy to deal with and just shove down there.

And I found: 


That, my friends, is a bird's-eye view of the items that have accumulated over time. It's not that bad in the photo but I was so unhappy when I found this load that I to clean. 

So now my room clean and that makes me happy.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Living In The 3D World: School Holidays

Things I've done these holidays not involving a computer screen.

- Painted my older sister's nails on the train. It's exciting stuff! Definitely a challenge. Something I wouldn't mind doing again.

- Ate Mrs Higgins' cookies. So THAT'S what all the fuss is about.

- Took my younger sister to the cinemas to watch Rio. She wanted to play in the arcades but took AGES to decide what to play. I slowly grew impatient. She reminded me of myself.

- I got my eyebrows done. I haven't gotten them done them in a looong while and it got a point where I just didn't care about them anymore. But then when I did finally get around to them, I was surprised at how much they hurt! My skin felt like it was burning and I honestly thought that it was swelling up and I did NOT want to walk around the mall with large puffy red lumps on my forehead. But they didn't look as painful as I felt. I was just being paranoid (which is totally unusual of me). Anyway, I'm glad that's over with. I hope that I don't wait too long till my next trip,

- Watched the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with my family. 

- Baking with Aimee, Adeleina and Jessie J
Seriously fun night. I demonstrated how to bake brownies and then the girls gave it a go. They got it straight away. They didn't even follow a written recipe. Just watch and do. Good laughs and good brownies.

Jessie J licking some chocolate
Just posing with the ingredients



















 They're goin' in
Waiting for brownies to bake (1 hour)