Friday, September 12, 2014

why I've stopped updating

My Monstar's graphic card has died for some reason unknown to me. So sometimes I get to do some stuff on the laptop before it starts beeping and crashing. Which is why I haven't been updating.

It's extremely upsetting as I've only had it for a year and a half and would cost a good 627AUD to repair.

My previous Vaio lasted a solid 6 years - and is still running perfectly. I just needed an upgrade because softwares and games nowadays require so much more.

But fuck new technology and their shortass lifespans. Honestly. What happened to quality?

I'm going to leave it till the bf gets back so he can deal with it, so gimme some time as I learn to navigate a Mac. And figure out how to use Adobe Photoshop on it. And stuff. ^^y

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sephora is opening in Kuching!

I don't doubt that most of you already know that Sephora is opening its very first branch in East Malaysia.. Its hoarding wall is almost impossible to miss because you will see it once you ride the escalators up from the basement.

But if you didn't already know, you should mark the 1st of September on your calenders, because the doors will open at 2.00PM!

Sephora will be giving out vouchers to the first 150 people who enter the store. The first 50 will get vouchers valued at RM100 and the following 100 will be given RM50 vouchers. So bring your friends and family, because there is no limit on how many vouchers you can use per receipt! ;)

They will be giving out mystery gifts for every signup, and membership is free with any purchase! There is no limit on how many people can become a member, so even if you miss out on the vouchers, you still have something else to look forward to.

Not to mention, there will be a 10% discount off all Sephora products... But you wanna know what is the best thing about Sephora?

Their prices will remain the same as their West Malaysia counterpart. This is a big deal because we deserve equal treatment!!! It pisses me off everytime I look at a tag and see that whatever I wanted is so much cheaper in KL. The price difference of all the products I've ever bought is probably enough to buy me a year's worth of return tickets to KL! I'm obviously exaggerating, but that's how it feels - right?!!

Anyway, what cosmetic brand are you excited to see in Kuching? I can't wait to get my hands on Urban Decay and NYX so I guess I'll see you there!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Girls: What your DotA role says about you.

I was playing and realized that I almost always play support, so I wondered if my choice reflected on what kind of person I am. This is what my curiosity and imagination came up with. It is NOT meant to be taken seriously. Also, none of the photos belong to me.

Support - She wants to feel important, but is not willing to take charge and be a carry. She's the girl who wants to be a part of everything, but not necessarily be the star of it. She just wants to be involved and protected - because you should protect the support.

Ganker - Her theme song is probably Tick Tok from Kesha, cos she not only wants to be a part of every party, she is the star.

Carry - Self important and confident. She's one of those girls who wants to be one of the boys, because she thinks she's special like that.

Initiator - She's that girl who always starts shit, but at the end of the day is the only one who escapes unscathed, leaving everyone else standing around confused and pointing fingers but never at her.

Pusher - She doesn't always have to be where the fun is, she just needs to be doing something which will benefit her and her team.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy

I don't understand how the movie got 9 out of 10 on IMDB. I didn't think it warranted a 6 because if you strip away the one liners, poorly disguised slapstick comedy and cute characters and got to the core of the movie, you'd realize that there's the same overused plot Marvel has been falling back on, over and over again.

Sure they are building up to something bigger, like an epic film where the infinity stones all come together.. But instead of a bad guy getting a hold of power and attempting to destroy a planet... ISN'T THERE SOMETHING ELSE THEY CAN COME UP WITH?!

How about a movie where they go on an adventure to find the goddamn thing or something?

The tree, the raccoon, all garnered some awww moments. But I never felt for Peter or Gamora. Heck, I could relate to the literal guy more than I could relate to them and Peter is actually human.

Also! Anyone else thought that Loki and Nebula should end up together? Both have daddy issues and are blue (figuratively & literally, respectfully)

That's pretty much all I have to say about this otherwise good movie, bearing in mind that it's a blockbuster, with no substance. Funny and fresh, yes. Best? LOL no. But extra points for the OST. Mmhmm.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


What do you do when you're so sick you're unable to leave the house?

You put on some music and try not to think. I spent the entire two days stuck in a drugged up daze, on my bed with no other warmth than my own because the boyfriend's in Melb. I slept and woke and realized only an hour or two has gone by, that I don't feel any better so I force myself back to sleep and the cycle continue until I decide that I am unwilling to rot in bed forever so I get up, move around a little bit... And decide it's all too soon for that and I lie back down, or play a little dota (no you may not have my Steam ID unless you know me personally - too many pervs out there who have been brainwashed by the internet that gamer girls are the ultimate goddesses and frankly that shit's cray), or blog a little. Time slows down when you are sick.

It's even worse when you get sick on a weekend, because you'd much rather spend the night out and in the arms of booze and friends. I usually party my fevers away, but how much of a good time are you going to have when you're doubled over in gastric pain, and hunting for toilets every 5 minutes? So here I've been, moping in my PJs as everybody else enjoys the food from Kuching Festival and drink up after.

A friend tried to cheer me up by telling me that my body needs to crash and burn for a couple of days because it cannot take the long days and nights I've been putting it through. Thinking about it, I've always led a pretty comfortable life. I used to party every night but had a good 8 - 10 hrs of sleep daily, I ate at fixed times and pretty much led a routine, albeit unconventional, life. Now I'm trying to sustain my nightlife along with my newfound daylife and it's not working out. My voice has been failing me for months, leaving me sounding like a frog for a week after every party. I have tried to switch out beer for liqour on the rocks, drinking tons of water with beer, and nothing worked! But now, it's back at full strength after 2 nights of not drinking & plenty of sleep, so I guess there's a revelation in there somewhere!

But you know what? Old habits die hard, and I cannot wait to get better so I can rush out there and down a cold one.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chicks & Plants!

So I got the chicks I planned on getting. These are called 花鸡(hua ji, "flower chicken"), a cross between the local chickens & broiler chickens. Although they aren't the breed I was after, I have become mesmerized by the patterns on their feathers.

The feathers look like a painting, with nature as the artist. I can't wait to see them fully grown. This chick I'm holding is pretty attached to me and would sleep in the palm of my hand, or follow me around as I work in the garden, probably because I dig up worms which it is more than happy to eat.

The three in the foreground are a lot more skittish and spook easily. When they see me come to the door of their cage, they'd flutter to the door and wait for me to open it, but once they're out that door, I become something to be feared.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know this one. Its got white wings and was the weakest - with droopy wings and unstable on its feet - so I gave it a strong name: Skyrah. I'm wishing that it turns out to be a she, otherwise I might have to send it away due to the noise roosters make. That's the only reason I've refrained myself from naming them all.

Chickens are incredibly social animals and would chirp their heads off until they see another living thing nearby. They've made friends with my cat and dog, which is incredible because I was so afraid they'd be gobbled up. But my cat can't be bothered, and my dog only wants to play. But I keep them away from Stormy, because she doesn't know how to be gentle, and the chicks are still quite fragile.

My father and I have been quite active in the garden. I'd like to believe he was inspired by me, but I think he just pities me because I tried to clear a patch of weeds for a week and he did it within an hour.

We planted marigolds from a packet of seeds about 3 days ago and they've sprouted!

The black thing on top of the plant is actually the seed! I have never seen a seed quite so unique, but there is probably many things I haven't seen, being so new to this world of seeds and leaves, dirt and plants.

The okra we planted from the seeds of the random ladies fingers plant that appeared in my garden a couple of weeks ago has sprouted and been replanted!

My dad tossed a handful of seed into a pile and they grew into a bush of okra, so we had to dig em up and separate them before replanting. I almost killed a couple, because I didn't know I had to be delicate with the roots or water them. To be fair, I thought that as long as they have some semblance of a root and not totally broken off at the stem, they'd be fine. And we do live in a humid country where water is in the very air, so I didn't imagine they'd need any more. But my father has a super green thumb, he replanted the dying plants and they revived. I don't know how he did it, but he did. And I am more than impressed, I'm disappointed I didn't inherit his gift.

The other additions are: sweet basil, thyme and lemongrass from a nursery, dill and eggplant from a friend. Only the first two were photographed, because the rest were sitting in pots, scattered all around the garden and I forgot all about them until now.

I planted a mango seed from a fruit during mango season and red salvia from a packet of seeds a couple of days ago, but they have yet to sprout so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope they don't die on me!

Also, rambutan is in season! I don't dare to pick its fruit because of the black ants that has made the tree its home. I really want to... But it's just, insects, man! GEEZ. Why can't they be less creepy? >w<

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rainforest World Music Festival Day 2

Fresh off the bus, and I could already feel the activity buzzing in the air around me. I met Lloyd - a Filipino blogger - whom I promptly lost upon reaching the workshop we were headed to (ironic, considering his blog URL). There is something thrilling about meeting a blogger. I am intrigued by what they have to say because we are such an opinionated breed with a penchant for experiences and adventures (and therefore, full of stories) because we don't want to miss out on life.

It is hard for me because I am greedy and want to capture moments as well as live them.

During the Drum Circle, I steal snaps in between booming away on my drum and scouting for potential photographs.

They all look like they know exactly what they are doing, and then there's me... Looking apprehensive about my rhythm and guilty because I abandon my drums to reach for the camera.

He looked so grumpy, I couldn't resist! It makes me wonder if the adults are laughing because this is the only joy they have left and the children aren't enjoying themselves because they don't need anything but their imagination.

I am out in the open, nothing between me and the sun but a light stickiness of sweat and sunblock. I love its warmth but I hate being tan but in that moment I care only for the beat of the drums and the fun filling my heart. There is a true sense of togetherness and I feel connected to everyone through the music we are creating. But I gave up my seat for whoever wanted to join in and started to hunt for faces.

I like photographing children, but I feel like a creep in their parents eyes. I wouldn't want my children to be photographed by a stranger, I just hope that others don't feel the same. I try to photograph them when their parents are watching - so they know I have pure intentions and nothing to hide.

This makes me think about how a child's innocence is tainted by adults and wish Peter Pan existed and that I went to Neverland when I had the chance. Forget about being a princess, a lost girl would have been far more exciting. But what I'm getting at is, we give their actions meaning. We see two children playing and our adult minds perceive their actions to be suggestive and we stop them. We strip away their mindless play and allow them to think what they did was wrong and they grow up feeling confused and afraid because they don't understand. It makes me sick to think about it and it makes me want to cry because we lose so much when we grow up.

Limkokwing set up a booth and sold bracelets made from seeds. They painted the seeds and strung them together to make a chain of vibrant colors. Fun fact: The seeds are hardy and were used as bullets by the natives.

As the night wore on, people got sillier and began to play. The ball spent most of the rest of the night in the air, as partygoers flung it back up every time it fell. Nothing like a lil bit of intoxication to bring out the child in us.

When the festival ended, we went to Damai Central, saw an impromptu performance and watched people enjoy themselves.

And we ended the night by...

P/S: I ate something that gave me an upset stomach so I had to stay home the entire day and miss out on the last day of RWMF. But I'm not complaining, I am constantly lethargic since starting work and a few extra hours all to myself, brings me sweet relief.