Saturday, September 30, 2006

My ideal way of spending Saturday

Wake up at 10 a.m., get ready to go to Richmond's Fitness First to join the Gary's Body Pump class from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., then straight to the steam room - my favorite gym facility - for 15 mins of relaxing and shower time.

Next, it's time to think bout what's for lunch. Hmm... Since the plan is to go to Chadstone Shopping Centre, lunch at CCR (Caulfield Chinese Restaurant) seems like a good choice... reminiscing my uni days. So, dressed in black sleeveless top over blue tank plus the new-ish jeans (the one which ever since I got from Sportsgirl couple weeks go has became my favorite jeans), and my gray-ish jean jacket, i left for my shopping spree.

Melbourne's weather is lovely today. Must have been the result of the work of the Australian Rain Prevention department, as a preparation for the AFL grand final today, West Coast vs. Sydney. The result can be viewed here. This is what makes it even better to go shopping in Chadstone. Everyone is heading to the city, hence the road to Chadstone will be free of traffic. :P

We arrived in Caulfield only to find out that CCR is closed :(. Might be caused of the uni semester break (stealing Sugi's assumption... :P). We had to re-think the ideal lunch place. I thought of Kimchi in Carnegie (it's still on the way to Chadstone), but my sis quickly turn down this idea (she somehow hates Korean food). So we went to J.J. express in Carnegie (Sugi's recommendation - he used to eat there a lot while he worked in Comm2 and he loved it). It was enjoyable. I had Katsu Curry Don (which is the second time this week, it has became my favorite meal lately).. Yumm... Still, I constantly picking on Sugi's fried rice and 2 dishes meal. :P This is a very bad habit of mine. Can't resist the temptation of picking at others' plate. I end up feeling like a pig. So darn full.

Consoled myself that I'm gonna spend my time walking in Chaddy. ;)
When we got there, did not spare anytime at all - straight to Priceline - bought body lotions (it was on special yay!). Next, tightrope (cheapy clothing store). Found a nice blue white stripey shirt - purchased. Proceed to Sportsgirl - did not find anything special. Continued to Cue. They've got the nicest work wear. Seriously. I always loved their display. Very very pretty dresses / shirts / skirts. I'd love to have a wardrobe full of their clothes. :P
They have some stuffs 50% off!!! Mmmm.. An excuse to browse.. Bad move! Bought a pretty top (light brown with a hint of orange). It looks very nice on. 75 AUD$ - a bargain from the original price of 150 AUD$.

That's the end of my shopping spree - I thought. But, nope. Went to Myer - browse around - trying to spend the 25 AUD$ gift card that I got from the MyerOne card. Didn't find anything worth buying though. Was too tired to try on stuffs anyway. Kept walking. Arrived at JB Hi-Fi. Remember that I need new headphone (now that the one I got only gives out sound to my left ear and complete silence in my right ear..) and a stack of CD-Rs. Bought these and decided that it's time to go home, else I'll end up with couple weeks of sandwiches for lunch (cause I dun have money to buy lunch).

Got home and straight on to my laptop. Blogging. Relaxing. Hmmm... Time to start browsing the web now.

My ideal Saturday indeed.

Monday, September 25, 2006

My Birthday Gifts

Once a year, a gal gotta receive all the love in the world in the form of gifts... ^.^

From my loving boyfriend...

From my lovely siblings... (and the reason I haven't been blogging)

From my gal-pals...

and ...

From me to myself...

and heaps of birthday wishes from the people that I love... means more than anything in the world... =))))

A separate topic altogether, on Sugi's bday, this is what we did... Tulip Farm.. V nice... Tsk tsk... see how hungry I can be... even tulip can looks yummy to me. :P

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Showground 2006

Very very very very tired...

Just got back from the Melbourne Showground. =) I recall posting something similar last year.. Check it out here. It's strange how quick time flies by... Can't believe it was last year.
This year, I've got some pictures to put up...

The animals in the picture is ALPACAS... Never heard of them let alone seen them till today. Very unique.. Although to me it looks more like a breed by crossing sheep and giraffe :P hahaha =)

This picture shows two of the stuffed toys that i spend big portion of my budget in an attempt to get them... the one on the right end of the hanging toys is the precious Bob the builder. it is sooooo cute!!! and then the second one from the left.. Homer Simpson... just as cute.. but bad luck this time :*( didn't get any of those... but i got cookie monster n the psycho baby from family guy.. =)
will try to put up picture sometimes later...

Loved this drawing... it looks very peaceful and calming.. need to save some money before i could purchase it though... the painter is a very talented artist in deed to be able to draw something like this.. =)

alritey.. i'm off to bed.. gotta go to work tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

OzBargain Blog

Look what I found...
Oz Bargain Blog
!!!! =D good find, Shelvia *pat myself on the back* ^.^

Friday, September 15, 2006

words of advice

"When you know who you are and like yourself, you don't have to hide, sell or exaggerate anything.
The first step to talking like a winner is acting like one; so if you find yourself stumbling over excuses of how the dog ate that report to your boss, you really have only yourself to blame.
The best way to make your words sound good is to be as good as your word.
Make your promises count, admit to mistakes without attempting to palm off blame and keep your commitments. This immediately makes your words meaningful.
When you choose to pay a compliment, make it genuine and specific.
Ask lots of questions and don't assume you know the answers.
Be clear about what you want.
Remember that being a good communicator is ofter more about being a great listener."
Extracted from how to be an irresistible woman by Lisa Helmanis

Great stuff!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

An extract for Life Swap by Jane Green

Just finished reading the book...

"'I know I've only been here a week, but I feel as though I'm having one epiphany after another. I was so nervous about coming, so convinced I had done the wrong thing, I almost thought about backing out, but now I see why I'm here.'
'I needed to get away from my life for a while to really see it properly. I knew I wasn't happy, but I love my husband and love my kids, and couldn't figure out what it was that was wrong.'"

"Even now, even knowing what she knows, the grass still looks just a little bit greener, but as she starts to read t he article, she realizes that just because the grass looks greener doesn't necessarily mean that it is, and although her garden may be small, her flowers not yet blooming, her lawn just getting ready to renew itself after a drought, her grass isn't so bad."

A good read indeed, at the right time too.
It sorts of trying to remind me the fact that the grass on the other side always looks greener, but once you're there, you'll start looking at your own side thinking that your grass looks greener.
Not all of us have a chance to try to go to the other side, so why not start appreciating what we've got for now. Change what we can and adapt to what we can't change. Perception is the key. If we perceive our life as a life worth living, we'll have more chance of living the life of our dream. =)

A good wake up call for me.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Pipi send me this link...

Thanks darling... =)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

arghhhhh @#%@#@!%#

Just plain "ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!! @#$#@%@#@#"
For no particular reason.

Have you ever felt this way?
At the risk of sounding discriminatory, if you are a female, I bet you have.

I hate feeling like this.
I hate the fact that I can't help feeling this way.
I hate that I am not doing anything about it.
Even more, I hate that I choose to surrender to this feeling and drag myself more into the hole.

Not going to the gym this whole week.
Not focusing at whatever it is I'm doing.
Not running errands as I should have.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! ARGH!!!!