Monday, September 27, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
On a serious note, i think i need some sort of help. Or maybe i’m just being a drama queen. So for the last few weeks, i’ve been having really weird cravings by my own standards. Most people who know me know that i’m not one for eating raw things. But recently, i can’t help but eat sliced tomatoes sprinkled with salt; most especially those cherry tomatoes. They just look so yum! Combined with feta cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, the explosion in my mouth is just orgasmic! But i’m not meant to be eating cheese in the first place because i’m lactose intolerant but since i’ve been indoors all weekend, i don’t feel too bad as i don’t have any reactions on my face which is great. But i’m not buying anymore feta cheese because i don’t want my body to get upset with me. Another craving i’ve had is green olives marinated in thai spices. I’ve been getting these from the deli section and they taste so yummy; i actually went out today just to buy these and i’ve already eaten half the can! This is sooo not good as green olives can be quite salty. My third craving so far is sucking on lime wedges. Yes, you read that right! I’ve just been buying lime, cutting them up in 4 wedges and sprinkling a bit of raw sugar and salt on the sides before sucking every single juice out of it
On this road of cravings, its good to know i’m not alone. My flatmate said she’s been craving McDonalds quarter pounders and their fries and she sure went there a few times last week. Worst of all, she was eating Maccas meal in the middle of the night yesterday so i guess i’m not too bad. And just for the record, i am not pregnant. Unless it is possible for me to be pregnant with chai tea J
Anyone having cravings? Feel free to share J
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
And how did your weekend go? Relaxing? Mine was blissful if i may say. It rained for the majority of Saturday so i spent it indoors living it up like a Queen. I made myself a nice salmon avocado sandwich, made myself T2 chai tea in a glass pot i bought from Woolworths for $15 and watched all the episodes of Grand Designs that i have. I cannot wait for them to start a new series as that was one of my favourite shows whilst in England
Sunday, September 5, 2010
On another note, it was an extremely windy morning today, the sliding doors kept banging against their fittings and all i could think of was why these buggers didn't install a toughened glass or at least a triple-glazed unit. Yes, i do know an awful lot about windows and how they can be made more weather friendly especially in situations where they'd be used in countries that have extreme weather conditions. It is Spring here and that means rain and wind! From my observation of the sliding doors, they are definitely double-glazed and they look just like any bog standard glass sheet. That means they haven't been toughened. Usually toughened glass is made with an extreme amount of heat and the idea is that it makes the glass a bit more flexible yet resistant; technically it becomes almost shatter-proof. Not completely but almost. So this is definitely the kind of glass you want to use if you have kids running around in skateboards and banging into things because it means that the pressure from that won't have any effect on the glass. Talk about health and safety for your kids...ha!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I can’t believe i went there and didn’t order a cup of coffee. Its been months since i had that baby and i guess i’ve kicked my coffee habit without too much effort. In the picture, i’m wearing COVERGIRL exact eyelights brightening liner in 700 vibrant pearl and i have a dab of MAC studio fix fluid in NW47 underneath my eyes to stop my liner from streaking. I’ve also got the MAC suntints liquid lipbalm on in pink tinge
Stalker much? Yup, that’s me! There are certain blogs/ sites i stalk without fail. I can’t even count the amount of times i check these sites daily. It’s the first thing i do when i wake up in the morning (after praying and before brushing my teeth) and the last thing i do before i go to bed. And if i have any spare time during the day, you can be sure that i’m devouring all the goodness that there is to be found on these sites. You see, i’m extremely indecisive, picky, easily obsessed yet very shy. Some people are under the assumption that i’m not shy...ha! You best believe i am, its just that i can get crazy when i become more familiar...get it? Although i’m studying for a bachelors in international business (already have a degree in economics with accounting), my passion is actually more aligned with residential architecture and interior design. Thrown into this mix is a bit of interests in languages, DIY and personal development! I’m sure you’re sitting there going “she’s definitely studying the wrong course”
Well, i would say 70% yes and 30% no! The aspect of my course that most interests me are the ones that have to do with business innovation and human resources. I suck when it comes to having strategic conversations with people because i’m a bit of a randomer; so my course gives me a chance to learn about how to communicate when dealing with cross cultures and different managerial expectations because it is my dream that one day i’ll own my own establishment. Something that would combine my passion for residential architecture, interior design and sustainability. I think i know way too much about eco-concrete, black Italian marble and cedar wood than i do about my course. Matter of fact, i’m even slowly learning more about how the foundations of buildings are constructed and how it could be made greener, biomechanical gray water systems and reed beds. Are you lost yet? Hmm, don’t be because i’m not done yet.
You see, growing up i read architecture magazines and catalogues instead of playing with barbie and watching ‘Tom and Jerry’ like the others that grew up around me. If you’d asked me about the functionality of petrol, engine oil and a land cruiser between the ages of 7 and say 9, i might have had a pretty good answer to give you. I practised my English by reading all my dad’s car magazines and driving him crazy by asking random questions when he tried to customise his car engines. So he automatically assumed that i should be an engineer; but what he didn’t understand was that i was more interested in the aesthetic design of a car and its engine than i was of how the engine worked.
Oops! I’ve just realised that i’ve completely gone off trail with the aim of this post and forgot to mention the sites i was talking about. Such is the manner of activities that rattle in my head. Drum roll please...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Today is the 1st of September and it officially marks the start of spring here in Australia, all i can think about are magpies nesting their babies and rain. I must confess, spring is probably my least favourite season in Australia. I love what it signifies – you know, a new beginning and all – but i am absolutely scared of birds. And magpies are in their prime attack mode once its spring because its when their babies start hatching and they are always more than willing to attack any living thing that looks like a potential threat, this includes swooping on you and scratching the top of your head. I can attest to the fact that some magpies are gangsters, most especially the ones in rural Queensland (sorry Queenslanders, just had to say that). But it seems like the ones here in Gong are a bit more civilised and they seem to give some sort of signal when they are less impressed by your presence such as hovering around your feet and trying to intimidate you off the path before they divert their attention to your head
Anywhoo, before i continue with more confessions, i just wanted to say a big thank you to all the good luck wishes i got for my essay. After only 2 hours of sleep, i handed in my essay at 10.30am on Tuesday, followed it up with a 600ml bottle of coca cola which sent me into a hyperactive mood before the sugar slump kicked in. And when it finally did, i took it as a sign that i needed to sleep so i hit the sack for a power nap in the arvo before spending the rest of my evening collecting potential academic journals for my final essay which is due on Friday arvo at 12.30pm. Ok, so lets head back to my confessions for this monthI know this might sound silly, but i’m always envious of people who are in tune with their body. I honestly cannot figure out another phrase in which to explain this, but i’m hoping those of you reading this might understand where i’m coming from. It is somewhere that i would like to be someday, but at the moment i have no idea on how i’m going to get there. One thing i do know for sure is that i really need to start by sorting out my sleeping pattern. Because i think being alert, energised and in routine would help point me in the right direction. I really can’t blame being a student for my erratic sleeping cycle because i’m not a party animal, as a matter of fact i detest being in clubs. I generally would only go if it had some sort of meaning to me at that particular point in time. I think i am way too chilled out a person for the regular club scene. I’m also not really a drinker; wine is my choice of alcohol and i usually take it with meals or just for pleasure. But even at that, i can’t remember the last time i had a glass of wine. So you see, my current sleeping pattern is really my fault. There’s no one to blame other than myself and that is why i’m going to try and sort it out this month. I know i’ve said in the past that i was going to work on it, but now i really think i will. Well, i really hope and wish i do. How is your Wednesday going so far?