Merry Christmas

To you, and you, and you.

Almost time to get out there and meet and mingle. Nothing much a-doing in the morning and afternoon. Presents, pictures, lunch and afternoon snoozle. If it wasn't for the presents it'd have been pretty much like any other day. Not that I minded. In fact, it's a lot easier on myself and everyone to have a perfectly relaxed day and not come up with fuss and parties and bigass celebrations and whatnot.

I'll take piccies of me pressies for loading eventually. And wow whee, when will I ever begin to do this blog makeover I've been talking about since forever eh?

The day is drawing nearer to a close, and soon it'll be the 26th and my sister's birthday and another year before the next season of giving and receiving.

This is probably the coldest Christmas I've ever had. Cold and very wet indeed. Kept raining on and on the whole day, on and off. Sometimes little drizzles; little droplets, sometimes bitter showers that threatened to never stop.

I hope it won't rain next Christmas. I hope it wouldn't ever have to rain again.


Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas to youuuu~

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everybody! Here's hoping you'll be surrounded with your loved ones and everything that is dear to you all this holiday season. And may the year 2012 be awesome for everyone, whether it is the last year for all of us or not.

I'm in the mood for rock all of a sudden. I realized that I started the year really hardcore, and then it slowly mellowed out to oldies and slow rhythms and stuff. It's good to know I still appreciate the goodness of J-Rock and whatnot. Red by Gazette is an amazing song for me (and named after my favourite colour too =P), but I still think D'espairsray is the best JRock band I've listened to yet. Why must the good ones all disband? Why oh why.

2011. How has it been? Looking back, it felt like an awfully long year. So so many new experiences, so many things accomplished, and yet even more are still undone. Most nights I'm lying in my bed trying to recall all the things I did this year, everything that happened. I'll try piecing them a bit better and prepare a nice long post about it as a 2011 wrap up. Pinky promise.

For now, it's Christmas Eve, and it's so cold it feels as if it could snow. No sun, cloudy, a hint of drizzle here and there. I went out to the garden in the morning with DeeDee to take a couple of shots of the raindrops hanging on the passionfruit vines and the large leaves.

I can't remember the last time I went out into the garden during a shower. It's still my favourite kind of weather though. When it's cool and the world outside is full of raindrops and grey, and the inside is warm with yellow lamps and soft pillows and fluffy slippers. Plus the lighting is just right for nice photography, in my opinion. The only problem would be avoiding raindrops from plopping on the camera and your head.

Just that right about now things are a bit too cold and empty to be comfortable. Or maybe it's just me.

About an hour more to go. Merry Christmas everybody.



Less than a week away. Gift-shopping, hm..70% done? Wrapping=0%. Lol. Christmas cards and whatnot=0%. At least the Christmas tree is up and about today. My family reached a unanimous agreement that the tree has growing capabilities and has turned into a giant after being incarcerated in the storeroom for so long. Moral of the lesson= put Christmas tree up every year.

What can I say about Christmas? Lots of invitations, lots of celebrations, lots of places to hop around to for plenty of feasting and merrymaking. So many people to see, so many things to gush about, so many things to do. I honestly have no idea how the day's schedule would be like. All I know is it's going to be packed tighter than Santa's sleigh and before you know it it'll be midnight and end of Christmas hello Boxing Day.

Let's not dwell on sad sorry thoughts. It's all meant very well, and it's suppose to be a day of great joy and good tidings. Maybe not my idea of great joy and good tidings but it's the idea of many supposedly lovely people who love the day as much as I did. Maybe I'm just too selfish on a day when giving is better than receiving. I should just suck it up and have fun with it the best I can. Yeah. That's what I should do.


Feeling Scroogey

And it's that time of the year, folks.
One more blessed month to one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. It's time for the preparations! The Christmas present shopping that is.With what funds I've no idea. Maybe I should just rob
a Christmas charity box
my parents save up like crazy and/or get a job. So many things to do, so little time.
I wonder how this year's holiday season will be like. I wonder how Christmas will be like. But, as Cassandra said in I Capture A Castle, 'when things mean a great deal to you, exciting anticipation just isn't safe.'

I can't believe I quoted that out of my head. I have lost count completely how many times I've read that book ever since I got it in 2008. 20, 40, 100 times? All I know is that I seem to be able to recall lengthy passages from it in my head. I can actually read the book in my mind when the physical book is not with me. Scary shyt, lol.

I haven't made any Christmas-related wishes this year, and I know I won't be able to see a branch from the Christmas tree this year (lé sigh). But it'd be nice to see some ginger biscuits, peppermint tea and jazzy Christmas carols somewhere along the way.

Maybe I don't even actually want to wish. Because I know how much my heart will break when the wish doesn't come true.


Talk about being a wet blanket...


Okay, so to those who don't know, I had this sudden manic urge to learn how to knit. And being the overtly ambitious person that I am, I heroically decided that I want to do an adult sized blanket for my first knitting project, and no amount of persuasion to do something on a smaller scale by kind souls could move me.
I wanted the perfect yarn for my blanket. And then I found THAT. That oh so gloriously magical yarn of many colours and much shimmers. Oh the beauty of that yarn. If a blanket was made of it, pleasant slumber and sweet dreams would come to the user by the sheepload. Whatever sheepload means.

It's so beautiful!!!! T_T. And the only reason why I'm not jumping to purchase it is because of it's ridiculous shipping costs. The yarn comes in 4 skeins a pack (each 360m/100g)...but after including shipping costs I'd be forking out 60 bucks. And since I insist on knitting an adult sized blanket I'd need at least 8 skeins...which will mean...100+. Oh God. Why on Earth is life so ever so unfair? T^T.

Anyway, if anyone is generous enough to donate funds for me to purchase the magical yarn, you are very free to do so (comment or email me angel sent from the heavens! Your karma shall be greatly increased by this noble donation!). Rest assured I will dream of you constantly as I wrap myself in the magical rainbow of a blanket next rainy season (or whenever I plan to complete knitting it).

Okay, that's all for today's rambles. Farewell.



Omgomgomg I can't believe I saw Westlife- LIVE! ^O^. I can die almost happy now, yes. Woohoo! I've learnt something though- and that is if you've made the decision to go see you favourite band live, the only thing sensible enough to do is to get a seat where you can actually SEE them on stage. Up at where I was sitting them Irish hotties were the size of my thumb =P.
Twas still an amazing experience, though. The lighting was just right, not overtly flashy. Westlife sang beautifully- as good as on album, if not better. It was just so unbelievable to hear songs I've been playing over and over on my itunes/MP4 being performed right there and then. And the members were really engaging during breaks. And then there was that lucky lucky man who proposed to the even luckier woman up on stage...man that was very epic indeed =D.

Shane! ^O^ Maigawd I think I've fallen in love with him all over again. I think he's still as handsome as ever, even after 12 years =D.

View of the stadium from my seat. Maigawd, the inclination was STEEP! O^O Could feel myself getting vertigo just looking down in front of me, lol. The good thing is that no irritating head blocked me throughout the show, even if the person in front of me were to stand up. And I was assured that when I stood up, no one behind me would be irritated XD.

I got to the stadium with Gee and Myra, and then met up with my sister there. Twas the first time Gee and her were to meet, lol. It was a super super super fun night though. No regrets of going whatsoever =D. Go Westlife! I'm so going to play your songs during my wedding, lol.

By the way, anyone know where I can find these pair of shoes? They look so simple yet quirky with the moustache design. Never saw them anywhere. I love the bright colours!!! ^O^

Anyway, return to assignments and to cook up something nice. Tomorrow be a very special day indeed >w<. Toodles~!

P.S: Holy caow 9 more posts!!!



I need to stop blogging. Here I am piling on the posts and nearing my 300th post and I haven't come close to even thinking of a new layout for me blog.

Anyways, I got PhotoStyler from my buddy Rizki today! Wait...not today, it be 12 now. Yesterday. Lol. PhotoStyler's an application for Mac that lets you fancy up your photos and shyt. Has a lot of presets to choose from, and it allows you to further edit the options after selecting one.
The layout is quite clean and simple; reminds me of iPhoto actually. But the window to edit presets is not very intuitive. Had to fiddle about n00b-ishly for a while before I got the hang of things. It's fun to play with, though. Especially when you've a bunch of photos taken for a street photography assignment lying about just waiting to be fancied up =P.

Don't know if I'll use these edited ones for my final submission, though. Much as they look nice, I'm not sure if I'd want them that way. I liked them as they were; not much reason for me to add any special effects.

Anyway, whether I do or not, I can share with you guys the effects I tried out when I was twiddling round =3. Also you can have a peek at what I'll eventually be submitting for my assignment:

Old postcard


Okee, off me go now. Shee joooooo <3


Wilt and Blossoms

I don't suppose many of you know that I lost my MP4 pouch. Or that you know that I even have a pouch for my MP4. Maybe you don't even know that I have not one, but two MP4s to begin with.
Now that you know all of that, yes. I lost my pouch.

But then my mum went and bought a new one for me!

Isn't it pretty? She bought it for RM12.90 in Tokyo Street, Pavilion. It's a whole lot girlier compared to the black and white stripy one that is now lost to me forever. But it's so oriental and pretty! And I love the material- it feels soft and has a nice leathery texture.

First day of October, friends. I hope all of you enjoyed today better than I did. With this pile of assignments before me to which I see no end of, all I want to do is go sleep. Yes, I shall go take a snoozle now.


Poetic Aromatic

This goes out to a very dear friend of mine.

A companion who has been with me in the hour when everyone else shuts their eyes.

A dear soul that sits by me during my all-nighters, my sacrifices of naps and sleeps for the sake of completing assignments and work.

He cheers me up when I feel lonely. During those quiet hours by myself when I play the music loud enough to drown my own singing, he is by me to sooth my throat when I've sung one note too many.

When I'm happy, he puts me in an even better mood when I hold him and sniff him. Inhaling his deep scent just makes the world feel like a better place.

The ups and downs, the thick and thin, we've held hands and crossed it together.

And now, we celebrate a joyous occassion together.


Happy Coffee Day everybody 8D.

And that is all that's left of my coffee. Me needs MOAR!!! ^O^




In the height of all this mess and mayhem of busy everyday lives, don't forget to stop and breathe, everyone. It'll do each and every one of us a whole lot of good. It did for me, anyway.


Disco Fish...

So apparently after crafting these gorjas pair of shuz:

Reebok actually collects the scrap material/what is left after creating a gorjas pair of shuz and makes another not-so-but-still-gorjas-pair of shuz:


No, I'm actually sad for no good reason whatsoever, all because I happened to type retro pop into ebay's search engine and come up with listings to the first shoe (the moar gorjas one) when there wasn't one before that.

RM360, shipping included. If I saved one ringgit a day for almost a year, I'd be able to afford them 8D. But by then I'd probably come across some other pair of gorjas shuz and/or die so, yeah. Lol. I so need to get a job during sem break. I don't care if I actually do get them gorjas shuz (I lie: I do care XDD) but heck, I wanna earn some monehs so that I won't be quite so stupidly penniless. So unless some rich fatass donates me some money/them shuz or them shuz go *sparklysparklydropfromskiez* the plan remains that I must bubble bubble toil and trouble and earn my soles...puns wholely intended.

I wonder how my English got to be so degraded. My spelling is atrocious O^O.

Anyway, random shoe post. Thank you for your time, folks.


Midnight Visitor

Okay, so the cat be super cute, but come on!!! It's getting irritating to have you sneaking up on me like a ninja and trooping into the dustiest part of my room aka under my BED T_T.
First you sprawl in front of the toilet as you were Queen of the place, then you troop into the room and think yourself the next Christopher Columbus exploring unchartered lands, next you pwn MY throne.

...But, damn, kitty you sure now how to strike a pose =P. Now I know what Gee was up to all that while when he had you. It's that or you were watching America's Next Top model over his shoulder in the wee hours of the morning.

I'M ALMOST REACHING MY 300TH POST!!!! Should I make it a point to get a makeover by then?...

...I see a great change heading my way. Trolling will soon reach my blog XD.


It seems that I have forgotten to blog about something...


All that childhood memories of how I fangirled over Westlife just came pouring back to me when I heard that they were coming to KL on their Gravity tour. And it helps wonderfully that their Gravity album holds a very dear spot in my heart, having been playing in my ears full blast during a certain tender confessing moment ^O^.

Omgomgomgomgomg I'm going to see Westlife for real!!! *spins around in joy*

I mean, I don't think I'll actually be able to SEE see them.
..what with the seat being faaaaaaaar away from the stage- as far as distance can go from far to stage, whatever that means, lol. Anyways, yes me be going to the Westlife concert October 7th wheewheeWHEE!! 8D.

Anyway, the other reason why I be blogging (yet again) is to show off some film shots! =D. Which brings me to the realization that I've never quite introduced the little bugger....

That's Yashi-chan and Pika-pika Domo-kun. They be very good friends =3.

Anyway, finally got the first roll of film printed and dear Esmond scanned them all into the computer. I wanted to upload them on FB but for some ungodly reason I can't seem to upload pics and/or create albums now (*shakes fist at Maxis towerpoint*). So I shall present a few of them here:

I LOVE how the colours came out! I know, you'd probably be able to get just the same with a DSLR+Photoshop, but really, nothing beats seeing the results of your shots right in your hand. A roll should have 36 shots, but somehow or other 38 shots were produced XD. So apart from a few underexposed ones, it's a full roll =3.

I believe I've been blogging a twee bit too much these days =P. Don't worry, I've no plans of stopping, not yet, lol. Farewell folks. Tomorrow is going to be a happy day out <3


I kinda like afternoon classes. Besides the fact that you have an extra few hours before class to rush your assignments and get them over and done with *coughcough*, there are many nice things to be thankful for when your classes are a bit later on. You get to wake up later, hence not feeling as sleepy as you would if you wake up at a god-forsaken hour. You can also plan your hours out, so that you have a nice time relaxing and preparing to head out instead of rushing through things and having to stick to a minute-by-minute schedule; from the time you open your eyes until your feet are out of the door. So that means a nice lounge around, a lazy breakfast over a book or blog, and some more time to figure out what to wear later.

Did I mention you get to sleep more? XD.

My tummy feels funny. It's going through that funny-tummy-that-doesn't-get-less-funny-after-you've-done-a-massive-poop-funny =/. I sure hope I don't have to spend these last few lazy minutes in the toilet (again). Gah.

...I have a strong suspicion that it was the tom yam from yesterday's dinner =/.



I thank Akito-sama I went all gangsta on the watermelon the earlier half of the month. I slurped my way happily through countless slices and cubes of that fresh, juicy fruit, deliciously cool in contrast to the oppressive afternoon heat. Ah, to have a slice of that sweet, red goodness after a day of feeling hot and sweaty is indeed one of the simplest pleasures of life.

Twas just a really good thing I ate all of it while I did, really. Cause right now all I want is a hot drink and biscuits, lol.

Tis time to put away the shorts and summer dresses and don some comfy sweaters and jeans *rummages for oversized hoodies*

Beautiful Tonight

Today I went a-searching for a colour palette generator to come up with a colour scheme for my blog when I get round to giving it the makeover it deserves. I came upon Colorspire, which is a free online generator that allows you to fill up a palette of 5 swatches, with choices of a gradient slider, colour wheel or RGB/Hex to select your hues. There is even a preview of a basic layout just so you'll get a rough idea of how your colours will turn out together.

Here is the colour scheme I came up with:

Beige, Celeste, Coral Pink, Navajo White

I know I still want red in my blog (not too much as it is now of course =P), but I also want room for my next ace favourite colour, turquoise. Trying to go easy on the eyes by selecting softer, pastel shades but I think it's a bit too pretty pretty for when I go gangsta with my emo posts and/or ramble about metal/Jrock =P. But it is a pretty dreamy palette, yes it be ^O^. I might love this scheme for now, but who knows tomorrow I'll want to go drown my blog in the colours of a nonexistent neon rainbow and blind everyone who visit it XD. Now I want to think about how my new fancy header will look like 8D.

For those who were wondering, the Black Dot thingamajiggy went fairly well, I believe. I just need to think up strategies and expand my horizon and become spankingly awesome and I should be good to go =D. For now, I'm done playing with colours so I shall return to researching for Design History like the good student I wish I could be. Haha. Farewell.

Love and Loafs

Be warned: This be a post of shoe+love rambles.
You have been warned.


Don't they be the prettiest shoes evar? XD.
I've been (quietly) in search of loafers for a long time now. I just love how comfy they look- laid back and just a little bit dressy, but not as casual as sneakers. I've seen bright red pairs around and was quite keen on them, but after coming across this pair (through a random stumble into a random shoe shop), I knew that these were the shoes I'd get.

Beautiful dusty turquoise colour!! I believe it's called seafoam, and I can very well imagine a walk on the beach in this pair. The dark brown tasselled bows and stitching at the side just adds to its rustic charm. Being new shoes, they rub a bit, but a bit of running around in them should do the trick =D. Better rub the insides with a bit of lubricant first though. Don't want to end up with mega-blisters through no fault of my own.
Omeegawsh, I've never been this excited over a pair of not-sneaker-shoes. Wait, just wait till I get those Reebok Retro PopxUslu Airlines sneakers...

Wait, did I say a pair of not-sneaker-shoes?...

Yes, I have two pairs of shoes in the same colour =P *gets shot*.
Well, it isn't my fault my mother agreed that the colour was oh so gorgeous =P. Can't blame me for good taste now, can you? XD. This pair is a lot softer compared to the loafers. They're a bit more feminine, with the bow and cookie-cutter seams. I sense an approaching need to go for a wardrobe makeover *sinister laugh*. Someone stop me before I turn into a twisted feemale of epic proportions, please and thank you.

Today...oops, sorry, it's been today for almost two hours. Yesterday there was another bazaar in campus, and dear sweet Esmond bought me this:

Isn't it adorable? And it's red too! ^O^ I wasn't expecting it at all, so it came as a very touching surprise. I am more grateful for his thoughtfulness than the actual gift. Not too much, of course. I love the little thing =D. Almost but never-quite-as-much as I love Esmond ^O^.

Okay, end rambles for now. Enjoy the rest of the week, folks! I'm plodding along as best as I can, hope you are too =D.


Let The Blind Lead The Blind

So we have this Black Dot project and my concept technically revolves around signage/communication methods for the visually impaired. I've done some mini extensive research (now that's an oxymoron in it's own right, lol) on Braille and tactile symbol system, and I have to say, there is a lot more to communicating than what is already there. Imagine designing something for someone that can't actually see your design O^O. Of course, as of now my target audience have their visual organs intact and in full working order, but I'd like my design to incorporate existing methods of communicating for blind individuals.
I've come up with several ideas, and I quite like them. But whether my lecturers like them is a completely different topic, a topic which will be further explored in the near future.

*crosses fingers*

P.S: I purposefully separated my rambles into two today. So you'll have the serious ramble here. The next post is shoed with gushings, pictures and the colour turquoise. Don't say I didn't tell you.


Snoogle Boobles

So I return with another blog post.

Maigawd the whole day was spent in front of Ai, to the point that the whole thing started lagging something chronic. So much more to do, I'm going to be busy busy busy the whole of the week. Month. Two months. The busyness appears endless right now, so I'll just go with the flow and enjoy myself while I'm at it.

Anyways, weekend in Melaka and I went a-shopping on Saturday (twas stress-relief! Though the stress piled right on today anyway, lol). Was actually in search of a certain pair of shoes but no luck. I did, however, buy a couple of completely random and completely nonsensical items =P


Got this little fella from Daiso. They stocked up on Halloween and Christmas decorations already, and this is suppose to be some sort of aerial decoration. It's so cute!! Simple and a bit rustic-looking, I think. A bell or two will make this just perfect.

Froggy notebook from S&J! I got another one for a friend's birthday present, only that one was a Totoro one. There were other designs and colours too. Wished I could collect them allllll XD. The little butterfly pegs I got from Daiso as well. I love the vintage flower fabric patterns! These make for really useful gifts for people who like keeping their lives organized with whimsical accessories =D.

Aaaand, the prize of the day! =D. Saw this at the counter when I was paying up at S&J:

Mini Domo-kuns!!! And they come in so many different designs!! =D. These depend on your luck though- you get a random design in each box you buy. But I fell in love with the one already on display, so I bought that one instead...

Oh come on, you know you love him too.

A Super Glitter Domo-kun!!! He is sparkly and shiny and shimmery splendid ^O^. I want to put a hook into his head and make him into a keychain, but I think I'd be heartbroken if he popped out and was lost D=.


I suppose I'll just use him as a lucky mascot for now. He's been sitting on my laptop keeping me company with his shiny-ness all day when I was pegging away at the typography assignment, then he gave me a rawr when I was frustrated over the good-for-nothing laghang.

That's all for my shopping excursion =D. In the morning I shall return to the hills and re-immerse myself in me assignments. For now my brain is dying, my eyes are woozy, my whole body aches, and I have the urge to pee.
Oh, and I still have not uploaded the pics from the merdeka celebration. I didn't do that because I shot in RAW and I'll have to convert+edit them before I post them up. And I know you know how we all know just how unproductive I want to be in every activity but sleeping right about now =3=. Tune in for more updates folks. For the time being, a happy Monday to everybody.