Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Pics #19 You and I

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My Hens Night

My JiMuis had my Hens Night the week before my wedding. I know, I know. We're supposed to have it the night before the wedding day to signify and celebrate my 'last' night of single hood but it really wouldn't look good for me to drag myself to my special day in drunken stupour eh like what you see in the movies such as The Hangover?
Then again, Mr. C and I have already 'tied the knot' end of 2010 legally speaking. So, technically speaking, we were no longer single but very married. I had people asking me if I was nervous or jittery leading up to the BIG day to which I'll say, "a bit late to be nervous or having cold feet eh? After all, I am married to the man already. No turning back."
Anyhow, the Hen Night was a night well planned by the ever efficient Miss Pretty Soo, known as Empress Soo for the evening. She really put in thought and effort and it was plain for all to see; greeted by the deco of blue, helium balloons, lollies, 'Rules of the night' printed out on blue paper, cupcakes and a tub of punishment in the form of a 'yucky' drink. Liked the games though I did thought we might have gone club hopping since I've never been clubbing in KL. ;p

Anyways, I present to you, my Hens Night... in pictures.

#1 The theme for the night... ROYAL!

#2 So, it had some princessy feel with carriages etc...

#3 Penalty for saying the taboo words of the evening, drink some 'yucky' drink!

#4 To be sporting, I talked and seem to keep fumbling... Hence, forced to sip from the bucket.

#5 Someone had to make a part of Mr. C's erm... organ using plastercine!

#6 Aahhh... what's it with bachelor(ette) games involving the use of condoms??!

#7 Live entertainment that drowned out the sound of our voices rendering it totally impossible to have any conversation!

#8 What's a party without... GROUP PHOTO!!

#9 AND forcing the bride-to-be to dance!

#10 and plying me with alcohol...

#11 Never say "I am not drunk enough to dance" to Miss Pretty Soo.

#12 Complimentary drinks... that smelt and tasted GROSS!

#13 NOT lessbian action btw. Oooh roses for each of us girls ON THE HOUSE!

#14 Apparently I kept doing this the whole night...

The reason I kept doing the above picture was to regain 'clear' vision. After downing a total of six shots of (let's call it) the Yucky drink, the effects only hit me half hour later. I was saying to my childhood friend of 23 years,"hey, how much of this stuff do I drink before I am gone?" to which she said,"oh, you'll only feel the effects probably in half an hour or so...".

Gee. Thanks a lot for the late Heads up! ;p I had my fifth shot with her and the sixth one with Miss Bubbly.

I think about half hour to an hour later, I was still pretty conscious of my surroundings etc. I just couldn't see people clearly as everything seemed a little out of focus. However, if I used my two fingers to pull my eyelids downwards as the above picture, I could actually see people more clearly; people didn't sway and looked blurry.

This is the one and (probably) the only time I'll ever be 'deep in my cups'! So, you lucky six people who were there, it was an honour 'drinking' and being silly with you gals! Unfortunately (for me), I was the only one not sober. Bleh. I guess they already planned this right from the beginning!

To be fair, as I've never been drunk before, I have never known my limits and tolerance. I have drunk a fair bit of alcohol and I do drink a beer or two every so often but never gone all loopy like that night. It definitely was an experience. ;)

LOLs. My two friends that stayed over at my place were pretty amazed at the next day me. I didn't' have ANY headaches, I could remember everything I said the night before clearly and I only had three hours of sleep!

I repeatedly kept saying stuff that night and stuff I said that amused the rest were like "This is the drunkest I've ever been and this will be the only time you'll ever see me drunk!". Apparently drunk people rarely ever admit they're drunk with the exception of me! ;p

Mr. C saw the clip they took of me and laughed exclaiming that I talk a lot even when I am drunk. Funny them for recording the night! I gather my night was more fun than his. Double LOL.

Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Pics #18 Walls

... that surrounds us.
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TEN ways to be happy

I read this on FB the other day and I must say, it is good to be back on FB... and I love reading all these quotes and wise words! Now, time to put them into action!


1. Accept the things you can't change. If you can and want to change them, do it. This is one tough one for me 'cos I constantly struggle with letting go.

2. Let go of the people who are holding you down. If you considered them, you already know who these people are. Sad isn't it to have to cut one's losses, at times.

3. Blast your favorite upbeat song and sing at the top of your lungs, dancing as you go. Oooh... definitely love doing this one!! In the comfort and privacy of my own home! ;p

4. Go for a run. A nice, long run. Run until you feel good; at the very least, you'll be tired enough that the feelings will seem less major. This one definitely works. We generally feel happier after 'exercising' as happy hormones are released into our system post work out! So, back to running again...

5. Call someone you love, Just hearing their voice can make your day better. More of a texting person than calling although I love talking. Strange isn't it? But God has been bringing friends and family into my life 'cos they seem to be calling me off and on this past week! ;) And yes, after talking to them, my spirits ARE lifted!

6. Smile at a stranger. It will make both of you smile. Haha.. Hope the stranger doesn't think me a strange looney bin for smiling at him/her or coming on to them! Shall endeavour to remember this and do it even when I don't feel like it!

7. Send an anonymous compliment. HOW on earth does on do this?? Ooooh.. got an idea! Post them a card!!

8. Write down everything you don't like about yourself. Rip it up. Burn it. Definitely LOVING this idea and want to do it!! Now, to get busy writing the list... it's going to be a looooong one.

9. Watch your favorite movie. Craps! I don't have a particular favourite one. Do you?! Maybe you can recommend it to me!

10. Realize that you are your own biggest critic. People do not see the faults in yourself that you do. So realize that they are not faults, not imperfections. They make you, you. I definitely am my worst critic as I've said many a times. Now, I know about the above, after all Mr. C is forever trying to convince me that I am fine just the way I am. Question is, how do I embrace it and believe it as so?!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Melbourne Weather and Climate

I must say, since moving to Melbourne, one thing that stands out is its erratic weather. When describing Melbourne, many would comment on its 'four seasons in one day' climate and it is SO true!

You can wake up to be greeted with sunny skies and warm weather only to get chilly winds that chill your very soul later part in the day. This leaves me to always ask Mr. C to check the weather forecast and my constant dilemma of what to wear out and if I should bring a coat or a jacket!

Right now, end of January, we're experiencing Summer. Early in January when Mr. C and I first arrived back in Melbourne, I was in awe of the cool weather which was at 15-19 Degrees Celcious.

After a few days, it was a tad too cold that we had to go hunting for fan heater 'cos ours, that we bought at a garage sale for AUD3, had broken down. We went to Kmart, Target, Big W, Bunnings and all we could see were fan after fans. The staff said that heaters are generally not sold during Summer and we had to wait till Winter to make a purchase.

Imagine that! Boohoo for us.

However, the weather changed (can't say for the better though since Mr. C and I love the cold more than the heat) and it's been hot the past two weeks! Crickey!

Can't wait for Autumn or Winter to arrive. The season of beautiful jackets and boots! Even now, the maple leaves have turned colour. They're no longer one toned leaves of green. Today, we saw orangery shades mashed with brown!

Simple Melbourne weather information:

1) Melbourne is in the Souther Hemisphere.
2) This means that seasons here are the opposite to those in Europe, North America and some of Asia.
3) Spring and Autumn are typically quite balmy, while Winters are known for being very crisp.
4) The month of June is normally incredibly foggy, which can result in some flights being delayed.

Average temperatures are as follows...
SUMMER: December to February 13-26°C / 55-79°F
AUTUMN: March to May 8-24°C / 46-75°F
WINTER: June to August 7-15°C / 45-59°F
SPRING: September to November 8-22°C / 46-72°F

Nicole Kiss or Dawn Yang?

This is a super random post.

Just blog hopping at this super crazy hour and came across Nicole's "New Year Eve Look" post. Somehow, her facial features reminded me of somebody else's. Not that I really follow her blog... just every once in awhile. It used to be interesting regarding her travels around the world but off late, it feels like yet another blogger's online diary of ramblings. ;p

(Oooh fans of hers, please, no flaming here. Just stating my opinion and nothing disparaging about her ya.)

Nicole, looking sexy. Lols.

Anyways, back to her looking like someone and it hit me. She looks a little bit like...




none other than the infamous DAWN YANG!!

Yay or Nay?? Lols. Somehow the eyes seem to be bigger than before, the nose bridge looks slimmer etc.

I think for most who have been following both their blogs through the years will agree they both do look different from years ago. Maybe it's the make up and all. Or they've lost weight. Then again, maybe it's just my poor eyesight! LOL!

Note : if you haven't the faintest idea who one earth are Nicole (Malaysian) or Dawn (Singaporean), Google them, otherwise, click on their links. That's only if you are interested.

Oh well, she still looks pretty ish.

I am sure with all their 'prettiness', comes a hefty price. People are forever talking about all kinds of things about them, not necessarily good. I've heard a thing or two but since I don't know either on a personal level, let's just say, we shouldn't judge a book by its cover and be quick to judge. After all, let the man without sin, cast the first stone.

No one's perfect. They've made their choices in life and maybe, going public for the world to read isn't exactly a smart move but I am sure they bear with the consequences and who knows? They regret the mistakes they make. I am sure you do too. After all, what you sow, you will reap. It's always just a matter of when... a matter of time where it comes back to bite you.

So, cut them some slack. They're humans just like you and me! ;)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Questions ALWAYS asked

With it being Chinese New Year and all, I am sure plenty have been asked 1001 questions that we sometimes wish aunties would know better than to ask! LOL.

Pardon my Malaysian English...

Questions people LOVE to ask in general.
#1 Got boy/girlfriend or not?

#2 How long together?

#3 (If no partner) Why no boy/girlfriend ar???

#4 (If one is in a relationship) When getting married? Better fast fast marry... not young anymore.

#5 What are you doing now? Studying?? Working??!

#6 What are you studying?

#7 (If not studying) Where are you working?

Questions people LOVE to ask BEFORE engagement and the wedding ceremony.
#1 When are you getting married? Better fast fast marry, give your parents grandkids... dragon year good to have babies!!

#2 How is wedding preparations?

Questions people LOVE to ask AFTER the wedding ceremony.
#1 How is married life?

#2 Have you gone for your honeymoon? Where did you go?

#3 When are you having a baby?

Questions I get asked A LOT (besides the above)!!
#1 Do you prefer Australia or Malaysia?

#2 Is it easy to get a job? What do you want to do?

#3 When are you going back to Melbourne?

#4 Why don't you stay for CNY??

#5 When are you coming back to Malaysia?

... and I tell you this, in Asian culture, the questions NEVER stop. It's just how Asians tend to talk in general. Sometimes, they are just plain nosy but most times, it's just a way of 'getting' to know you.

I gather Westernised people will find it alike to an interrogation. Lol. Even the questions bugs me... often enough to be glad that I am here in Australia and the questions are definitely asked less frequently.

2012 Pics #16 Phat Pumpkin

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012 Pics #11 Happy CNY!!

Coles at Stud Park Shopping Centre
This is the closest, so far, I've felt to Chinese New Year here in Melbourne! :'(
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