Saturday, November 22, 2008
i received my
for the month
i have decided
in need of
1. chinese new year clothes
2. light coloured clutch
6. make-up brushes
7. eyeshadow palette
a whole new
i feel like it!
and then head
by brand like
i have a
blow my entire
in 2 weeks.
start pumping out
cafe to earn
wont be happening
be spent spring
of house inspection
i cant wait
did i mention
themes look utterly
went to harris scarfe
machine coz i
a bomb each
section and saw
more on that
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
i know, i know...it's been ages haha not to say that a lot has been happening, but i always feel like i have a lot to accomplish during the day. now lets cut to the chase....brace yourself for 2 weeks' worth of updates....
Been taking the puppies to the park close to every day and meeting up with friends whom we met at the park.
Obama in the lead! Before I went to bed, I told myself, "If I wake up tomorrow morning and find out cowboy McCain has won, I'll be shittin on the steps of the US embassy in Canberra"....
....and thank god I didn't have to do that. Obama '08!!!
Exactly a year ago today I went through the heartache of a cheating ex-boyf, but on the same day I met someone I thought I wouldn't have been able to meet in this lifetime.
Had a beautiful dinner at Jolley's Boathouse Restaurant along the River Torrens. The boyf had it all planned as a surpise. He only told me to get dressed into something nice. Just as I was putting my shoes on in the bedroom, I looked out of the window and saw a Mercedes AMG in the driveway. No...the AMG wasn't a gift (I WISH!)...it was a hire car. But I sure did feel like a princess....having a chauffeur open the door for me, helping me get in the car, driving us to dinner, waiting for us through dinner, sending us home etc etc all for AUD200. I wish I had that kinda money to spend on chauffeurs everyday.
Food at Jolley's was good. Something you'd expect for fine dining. But I must say the service was shit.
passionfruit pavlova for dessert....VERY fluffy....yums...
Yet another day stressing about dresses for the wedding. Only a week to go and I haven't bought a single dress yet. So.....that night I took the risk and bought a dress without trying it on off ebay. A gorgeous Ladakh red and white off-shoulder dress for only AUD35.50 including postage. I was lucky this time coz it fit me PERFECTLY (photo in a few paragraphs).
Also watched the most ridiculous movie of all time....'The Ten'. It's got something to do the ten commandments in the bible, but you've got to be insane to want to watch this movie. It actually had actors like Jessica Alba in it. Surely the directors could have thought up something better than this. I give this movie not a single star out of 5.
FINALLY booked my tickets going back to Malaysia and coming back to Adelaide. Will be in Miri on 8th Jan and leaving on Valentine's. With all the bullshit going on with Qantas planes the past month, I'll be sure to call them tomorrow and have them reassure me that I won't crash and die on the plane back to Adelaide in Feb. Either that or I'll be getting a full refund and hopping on another airline.
Watched Mr. Woodcock on Foxtel box office. This time the movie wasn't as lousy. It was actually pretty funny. Worth watching.
A very, very lazy Sunday for me. Slept at around 3am and got up just after 2pm. Very cosy morning with a few showers and sunny in the afternoon. Did about 5 loads of washing LOL i had actually run out of towels to use because I haven't done my laundry for that long (i have about 10 towels sitting in the linen closet usually).
I have been craving chocolate for weeks but had to stop myself. Didn't wanna look fat and puffy in my dress for the wedding dinner. But I finally caved in and walked to the BP servos down the road at 11pm to get a bar of fruit and nut.
I've been missing mom's home-cooked chinese meals. Dinner in Adelaide usually consists of char-grilled chicken/steak and steamed vegetables. Gets boring after a while but I'm always too lazy to do up anything fancy.
Couldn't sleep ALL night. Finally fell asleep at around 7am. Woke up at 1.30pm. I blame the stress of hunting for a dress for a wedding reception. Imagine if it were to be my own wedding.
Finally decided to head straight to LiveClothing and come out with a dress. At the moment Live is my fav place to look for clothes. You can find anything from casual day dresses to formal dresses to wear to the races. They also have all the aussie brands you can think of: Ladakh, Seduce, Anise, Burning Passion, Blessed are the Meek, Killababe, Wish, Mooks, Plume, Piper Lane, Blue Juice, Very Very etc...
I tried on a total of probably 20 dresses and ended up getting the first dress I picked. The salesgirl must've been pissed off running to and from the changing room passing me dresses in a different size or colour.
the dress that took me two long week to find.
Ladakh 'Blow Me Away' strapless dress in champagne gold and silver.
AUD109...half of what my initial budget was.
had I bought this dress, I would have worn something
like what the bridesmaids wore but in red instead of black.
Also went to Ferrari formalwear to buy a new suit for the boyf. Just as we were leaving, we saw about 10 cop cars and 3 ambulances pull up in front of Hugo Boss. A guy was handcuffed and thrown into the paddy wagon, 2 guys wheeled into the ambo, area taped off. Looked just like a crime scene you usually see in movies. Apparently 2 groups of Sudanese teenagers got into a brawl in City Cross. Carried on their fight in a newsagency in a lane just off Grenfell. A few stabs and a 14 year old died. What a waste.
Went hunting for a purple cluth to go with my champagne coloured dress. Was planning to match the dress with a pair of silver shoes with purple heels hence the idea of a purple clutch. Thought I would over-do the silver if I bought a siver clutch. Didn't intend to spend a bomb though. Already have black, silver and red. Hardly use them anyway.
Collected the suit that was altered for the boyf. Both the home spray tanning kit and the Ladakh off-shoulder dress I bought on ebay arrived on the same day! For the moment I was the happiest person on earth haha heard the postman knocking on the door at around 9am. Was actually still sleeping but I leapt out of bed and ran to open the door LOL
The day of Cassia and Paul's wedding. The most anticipated day this month. A day to gather with good friends and get smashed. The ceremony was held in a Greek Orthodox church on Franklin St (Paul is Greek-Australian). Cassia looked stunning in her dress.
one of George's classic cars they used for the wedding.
After the ceremony, we went straight to the Stamford Grand at Glenelg to chill out before the dinner. They had 3 penthouses booked for the night. But I decided to spend AUD46 on cab fares to go home to the comfort of my own bed instead. Dinner was to start at 6pm. But girls being girls, took ages to get ready. What do you expect with only 3 bathrooms and close to 15 girls.
the Ladakh dress from Live.
don't you just love my tan?
thank god I'm naturally tan so it didn't look as if I had a fake tan on.
just a little more bronze/shimmery.
our take-home gift from the newlyweds.
sorbet in the shape of a watermelon for dessert.
a few hours into the night, everyone had a little too much to drink. myself included. over a span of 5 hours, I had an average of 2 to 3 champagne glasses an hour, which adds up to a total of 10 to 15 glasses. and boy was I wasted. on the way home, I sat in the back seat, which totally made me sick. threw up once on Anzac Highway and twice on North Terrace. Don't think I'll go into the details, but i moved to the front seat and I was fine the rest of the way home.
this is what the boys did. some sort of Greek dance.
that's George with the shirt unbuttoned.
he was a goner by 11pm the security had to haul him upstairs to bed LOL
they had a Johnnie Walker in the middle of their circle
for some reason (not visible in the photo)
All in all, it was an awesome night. Actually have lots more photos but just can't be fucked to upload them all. I can't fucking wait for New Year's!!!!
The whole Sunday was spent recovering from a massive hangover from the night before LOL oh what fun it is to get smashed and sleep the day away.
have been craving waffles for a few days now. I found the BEST waffle recipe from somewhere online (i can't remember where) but I had it written down and since i had all the ingredient needed I decided to have it as a rare treat for dessert tonight.
The ingredients are as follows:
1.5 cups of self-raising flour
1/4 cups of castor sugar
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
a pinch of salt
There are actually steps to this recipe but I couldn't be bothered with it so I threw everything into an aluminium bowl, whisked it, and poured it into a waffle maker. Worked fine for me. Makes around 10 waffles. Self-raising flour does make a difference. Earlier on this year I used plain flour instead and the waffles turned out horrible.
From now on I vow to update daily instead of fornightly.
This post took me 3 fucking hours to do up.
Monday, November 3, 2008
handed my last assignment in on Friday...
i am officially done with uni for the year!
bring on the champagne!
bring on the celebrations!
hopefully i don't need to resubmit anything...
but thank god i don't have exams.
i'd rather slave away
for a couple of weeks
with a little help from lecturers
than cram last minute
now that the holidays
i have lots to look forward to.
brand new car
going home for chinese new year
just to name a few.
forgive me for my absence
and the week to come
as i will be livin it up.
going to bed
in the wee hours of the morning
and getting up at lunch
slacking to the max
while all you people
for exams in 2 weeks!
i can't help
will get my ass
back to blogging
as soon as
everything i need
for Cassia's wedding
on the 15th Nov.
the only reason
with drug dealer boyfriends
who have all the money
in the world
to buy the perfect dress.
i shall not rest
i find that perfect dress
for the church service
and evening reception
at Glenelg's Stamford Hotel
the perfect tan
(i'm leaning toward a home tanning kit
seeing as no one wants to head to the beach with me
plus the fucking lousy weather this week)
the perfect clutch
the perfect shoes
and the perfect makeup bag
filled with MAC.
i feel so spoiled.
this is what we girls
the perfect boyfriend.
who is willing
to make us