Friday, 30 March 2012

these boots are made for walkin'


yesterday i wore these babies to uni.. just to type my report =.=

(because every time i wear heels, my friends invariably ask, 'where are you going later?')

if i were actually going anywhere i wouldn't torture myself with heels, even comfy, sturdy ones like this pair.


am glad i bought them, though i did end up sprawled on the streets of Newtown at one point.

when can i wear such cool shoes, if not now?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

超无聊的po

最近为了赶作业累翻了

说真的,万万没预料到半工半读这么辛苦!

常常很想哭 :'( 但这是我所选择的道路!

而且世界上比我辛苦的人太多了!我现在花大钱出国念书,应该怀感恩之心。

况且每次面临崩溃,都会想起父母的朋友是怎么念书的-妈说,那阿姨每晚都抱着课本,边流泪边念书,直到半夜。人家现在是 brain surgeon,在澳洲生活;所以我这是小 case!

是说悉尼提供免费网络的地方实在太少了!

姐姐家里还没有网络,待会又得跑学校打报告了。

在 cafe 学习,简直是不可能!

外加姐姐最爱的韩国 cafe 竟然多加桌子,搞得超拥挤!


姐姐不会再去了~

Sunday, 25 March 2012

greymouth


this is S waking up from a nap on the bus in New Zealand, on the way to Greymouth.

her new nickname is '奶奶’ because by 8.30pm she's usually passed out on her bunk.


Greymouth was crazily windy the day we arrived. it sucked being outdoors because you would be slapped in all directions by the vicious wind.

we were especially pissed because we had to walk half an hour in this crap weather to get to Global Village Backpackers, where we were staying. 

it has a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor, which was why we picked it.. and despite the crap location, it was the most beautiful hostel in our trip.

we stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm (honestly i don't get this asian horror of mixed dorms, though thankfully my travel buddies were cool.)

our other roomies were a 20-year-old swiss guy and a 24-year-old german girl. western female backpackers always knock my socks off, because they exude cool. they can travel solo with heavy backpacks.. walk for miles happily.. argh if you want me to do that, shoot me instead. i need my trolley suitcase.


cute drawings on the wall :))


adorable bed sheets!! none of the standard stark-white hospital linen!


a small lamp beside each bed so your roomies don't hate you.

Greymouth may be too windy for my taste, but it's still enchantingly beautiful. somehow you get this feeling that you're very close to the sky.. and that the clouds are wrapped all around the town. 

i haven't studied hard enough to be able to articulate that feeling (a bit disoriented, a bit amazed) and the view. if you do have the opportunity to visit NZ, do drop by Greymouth to see the clouds.

(i have a thing for skies and clouds, so maybe it's just me).

Saturday, 24 March 2012

gay


i'm getting better at determining who's gay.

so less conversations like--

me: omg did you see that guy? he's so cute!!!

friend (who invariably has a gay detector built in): yeah, too bad.

me: why? why why? does he have a girlfriend?!

friend (gives me a unique look of contempt + pity): noo, he has a boyfriend.


these dudes might not be gay, but the photos were snapped at Mardi Gras parade.

hence all the gay thoughts. 

Friday, 23 March 2012

diet of a working person


looks horrible, right?

i have been existing on such awful-tasting, over-priced fare for almost a month now.

it's very convenient but i need to start cooking a bit at home. (been saying that for a long time now!)

honestly i'm surprised by how exhausting it is to work part-time while studying full-time. really wonder how all those working mums/full-time students-&-workers do it!



minestrone soup wasn't too bad but a bit pricey for a poor uni student like me! the thing with this work-part-time, study-full-time gig is that i'm usually too tired to even imagine cooking, but my salary doesn't allow me to eat good food outside on an ongoing basis (plus there are no good makan places near work).


my korean ex-housemate fed me this cold noodles when i dropped by. (everybody feeds me when i pop around! i might even be able to survive just by visiting people :))) the texture was yummy but the soup was a tad too tart for my liking. so i went to the korean grocer to buy another version--


this is what i've been 'cooking' at home, along with frozen food from Ikea and steamed broccoli.

it's quite good, though i can never get the same texture that Sun did.

off to stalk Nigella's website for recipes!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

男人女人

姐姐现在真的是住 studio!

因为 penthouse 里的中国男人搬走了!

之前他还在的时候,我与他共用的厕所出现好笑的状况-

daniel 的灌洗用具

vs

我的

怎么差这么多啊?!

姐姐生活必须品-

1. 洗发精
2. 润发剂
3. 沐浴露
4. body scrub
5. 洗脸霜
6. hair mask
7. shaving gel

男生怎么这么爽?!只用 shampoo & shower gel?! 不懂耶

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

my home


so finally hosted a mini house-warming last Sunday, just a circle of friends who came to drink Rekorderlig after dinner in the city. (note to self: avoid bloody Fujiya at all costs!)

this is my coat rack.

this is my desk, but i only use it in the morning when i apply makeup. (this is all of my friends' fave spot)

i study/eat in the (other half of the) living room with my cute little Ikea ensemble--

i set up the table myself *proud* *proud*

it's actually quite simple but i thought my arms were gonna fall out of the sockets!

my open wardrobe.

the entrance.

the kitchen, which is on the same level as my room. 

how my room looks like from the outside.

my Ikea cookware! essential for cooking instant noodles and reheating takeaways.

the deciding factor- clothes dryer!

the white stairs. after hanging out with S for almost a year, i have developed a love for white.

i stay on the second floor of a 3-level penthouse.

apparently my landlord has found 4 chinese girls to occupy the 2 double rooms downstairs.

i haven't met them but i hope they're not crazies.




Saturday, 17 March 2012

当老板说要跟你聊聊


拜四是我第一天在公司现新发型。

本来很保守地将 undercut 遮起来,但同事 rosa 看到了,变很 high 地鼓励我露!

结果。。过不久,经理就跑来小声问我,可以聊聊吗?

天啊!小如虾米的上班族(我)最怕就是与上司‘聊天’。

这里的生活费高到天空去,我好不容易找到可以 cover 我 living expenses 的工作,还对父母放话说不必再汇生活费来了;万一被炒了,真的会。。自杀吧!

就在我心里在想怎么与父母解释的时候(就说学习较重要吧!),经理说令我很炸到的一句话--

min,最近公司的 senior managers 跟我反映。。你上班穿得太少了!

(听到了,真不懂该哭还是笑!)

然后就继续说。。周二我穿迷你裙配高跟鞋实在太短了!以后不许穿‘令人分心’的衣服来上班。

哈哈哈哈!

知道自己不会被炒变很嚣张的我还马上在会议室里站起来,问她,那身上这条连身裙行吗?

没想到答案是太短了!那条裙可是我超保守的阿母买给我的呀!

所以以后只能穿长裤上班(叹气)

Friday, 16 March 2012

if my father has contacted you recently..

you know how i always say that my father never keeps in touch?

recently.. the highlight of my 22 years of life.. he sent me 3 consecutive emails!! and real, lengthy emails with content to boot!

some family members might have received emails from my dad with a photo of a letter of achievement?

if you did, please indulge him. (although in my heart of hearts the 'achievement' is as small as a hei bi!)

but i have never seen him so pleased with me, ever!

and recently he has been asking mum, why isn't Min calling home? when i disappeared for maybe a month?

this is the man who can let 6 months go by without calling his daughter!!!

;;;

sometimes i feel bad for him because we (his kids) almost stubbornly refuse to perform, while our cousins are receiving scholarships left, right and centre.

so he pumps money into our education, hoping we'll finally shape up and show him some tangible result. 

honestly i don't think i can replicate this little success, so if he did email you, do be sweet about it. he has waited 22 years and spent a house for this, and i'm not sure when i can make him happy again.


here's the letter on my 'notice board'.. actually stuck there to keep prying eyes away from my living room ;pp

speaking of which, my room still looks like a bloody nightmare!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

food

minestrone soup, $10

because my room still looks like hantu, shall share some photos of food instead.

vegetarian omelette, de la france

i'm not a fan of De la france's food but their hot coffees are good.

and they do boast the perfect spot for people-watching!

korean cold noodles, instant, Sun

the taste gets a bit too tart for me after awhile, but the noodles taste very refreshing somehow!

~

whenever i pop over to my old apartment, my ex-flatmates offer me food. :))

haha Tonny says i can rotate among my friends and survive on free food!

just you wait, after i finish fixing up my penthouse i'll repay y'all with an atas house-warming! (i hope so lah, seeing how much i actually loathe throwing parties =.=)

but now i have to go to class.. on a Saturday!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

悉尼搬家日记

最近为了在悉尼这变态的城市找个小小的落足之地,快累死了,但也借此发现人间的温暖(我之前是被人虐待过吗?)

最苦的是 silvia 与 nini,2个好姐妹!(silvia & nini os:我们不想与你当姐妹!很苦啊~!每2礼拜就得当一次搬运工人!)

-nini,猛男,silvia,我,猛男2号-

-别只盯着猛男看!这是 mardi gras parade 照的!-

若在校园看到她们这2位大美女,可以扑上去与她们打交道,虽然silvia的友谊必须小心服用 (她那独特的梦游对话可能会杀死你的脑细胞!)

每次去silvia家,她都会将家里所有的食物搬出来喂我;因为她是梦幻美女,追的男人排到 canberra,所以我的‘搬运公司’都是她的追求者/男同学!;别看她个子小,搬起我那多到令我想自杀的家具什么的,她也在行!


至于很 bubbly 的 nini,跟她玩在一块不怕没话说(对沉默寡言的我,简直是上天丢下来的礼物!!),而且常常会笑死你!我中了毒,有时想起她的废话会一个人傻笑 =.= 

nini 在我从纽西兰回来,无家可归的日子,收留了我,而且把我照顾得令我不好意思再住下去了!又照顾我吃(买与煮都有!),又替我打理衣服(洗衣,晒衣,折衣服全包!)。。现在想到都一把鼻涕一把泪~

姐姐真的很开心认识你们呀!虽然你们有时候说的话无厘头到令我头昏~ 但姐姐以后发达后一定会记得你们在我经济危机,流落街头的狼狈日子,对我伸出了温暖的双手。。我这穷大生还可以持续胖下去也是因为有怕我饿到的好朋友呀!

现在进入秋天了,天气跟见鬼没两样,但姐姐(不懂自己在 ‘姐姐’ 什么,明明是年龄最小的!)心里暖暖的!(我到底是咳了什么药,感动到。。!!!)希望大家有机会体会我这感恩的心情!那种觉得世界很美好的心情 *^-^*

冲凉睡觉去。。

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

my new home

after a lot of heartache, suicidal thoughts and hatred towards the awful sydney housing market, i am finally typing this from the comfort(?) of my very own (living) room.

yes, folks, i have joined the group of Poor Uni Students Who Wishes to Live in City Thus Can Only Stay In A LIVING ROOM!!

just 1 month ago i wouldn't even have considered this type of living arrangement, but then a month ago i still thought i couldn't share a room with anybody! but seeing S move in and thrive in her spacious living room at The Peak (an atas apartment above Market City, the golden area within the city!), all for the bargain price of a$190/week, has made me decide to try living in the living room.

my desk

the biggest flaw about my living room is that i can't fart freely unlike when i have my own room.

of course i'm kidding!

actually i'm not, but i digress.

i have 2 walls of floor-to-ceiling windows = 0 privacy. my landlord's girlfriend (a soft-spoken 24-year-old girl from Guangdong with skin so white she almost glows) got me a couple of car window UV shields.. i'm working on covering all other exposed areas with maps of New Zealand, Polaroids, Stop Lynas signs and similar.

my clothes rack

this was added as an afterthought by Serena (landlord's girlfriend) as we have a clothes dryer in the 3-level apartment.

my bed

the good thing about this slightly pricey place (a$200/week) is that all my furniture is brand new as this is the first time my landlords are, well, landlords. (hence the dryer, oh yeah baby! a lot of landlords ban usage of dryers because it supposedly racks up the electricity bill like crazy.)

my wardrobe

yes, it's cheap. and yes, that's a shower curtain for privacy purposes. i'm really trying to cover my expenses with my job.

my 'door'

my living room is on the second level of the apartment, with a balcony, a kitchen and a bathroom i share with a kiam siap Peking boy. with my (usually over-active) imagination i can pretend i'm living in a studio. (the other 3 tenants live downstairs and upstairs is a rooftop balcony ala all the k-dramas i have ever watched!)

ok i must go to bed now so i don't die tomorrow from working 9am-4pm then rushing off for my Asia Pacific Politics lecture from 5pm-8pm!

Monday, 5 March 2012

seek

back from dreamy New Zealand and right back into cruel reality.

because i'm officially homeless the bubbly Nini has taken me in--


i spent what felt like bloody forever looking for a job.

now i have a job, i'm looking for a home.

(after ticking that box, need to look for my one true love.)

WHY AM I ALWAYS BLOODY LOOKING FOR STUFF?!!

come on, dream home, come to mama~

things are very, very pessimistic when i'm considering renting a balcony for a$200/week :'(

but!

bigbang's new album's out! :)))


where got people so handsome one?!