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honey drops

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My dears, how was your weekend?

I had a pretty good one, starting with a girly sleepover on Friday, a wonderful birthday party for Melly on Saturday and a chill Sunday.

Have also been harbouring thoughts of redecorating my room. On the floor I have my giant suitcase from my Perth trip, lying open like a set of fake teeth in science class, filled with clothes that I have tried and rejected; boxes and boxes of books and files and random odd and ends; recently ironed clothes lying neatly on the floor, for some reason not in my wardrobe. Plus my bed is really a glorified mattress.

My mum described it rather aptly when she said it looked like a “tempat kucing beranak”, or a place where a cat just gave birth. You get the picture.

So you can imagine my happiness when I got this piece of art, Citrus Drapes, made by my friend Melly. Bless her heart, she gave it to me as a present when I said I wanted to buy it.

I think this is gonna be the start of more purchases for my room – excited!

Have an awesome new week biskuts! (:

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August 23, 2010 at 12:28 am

take me with you

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Kinda sorta feel like doing this.

Image credit: Anna (via beautiful)

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August 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

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cinque terre, revisited.

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Saw these frickin’ awesome photos of Jacinta’s trip to Cinque Terre (via Cup of Jo) and fell instantly in love.

After the initial hyperventilation, I quickly remembered that I too went to the beautiful Cinque Terre back in 2008 and because I didn’t have this blog then, I never shared them with anyone!

Cinque Terre is basically this amazingly beautiful coastal part of the Italian riviera made up of 5 villages – Monterroso, Vernaza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore (try saying their names out loud, with an Italian accent. It’s fun!) – therefore the name “Cinque” meaning 5 and “Terre” meaning lands.

The best way to see Cinque Terre is by hiking, and by hiking, I mean hiking. You need to wear proper shoes, and the terrain is full of slopes and bridges and foliage, the whole shebang. My friends had told me about the hiking but because I didn’t realise that they meant hiking, I was totally inappropriately attired and had to buy sports shoes and a backpack.

Of course, if you’re not really into hiking, you can take the train to each village, but really that’s no fun and you don’t get the awesome views that you do when you do it on foot.

I have to admit that we cheated at the last part and took the train from Corniglia to Manarola. But we had started from Monterosso and the hike from Monterosso to Corniglia is actually the toughest part of the whole thing. The last bit, from Manarola to Riomaggiore is a relatively easy stroll compared to the rest and there’s many areas with graffiti art and stone canopies. We even stumbled upon a group of Japanese ladies who were having some art class right by the coast! Cool beans. This is in a stark comparison to the first part of the hike where everyone is basically struggling to maneuver the terrain.

Oh and as you can see from the photos, me and my friends hiked with a full backpack – this is not so advisable. Learn from my mistakes people! Go to Cinque Terre! However, I went during autumn/winter which meant that while there wasn’t much crowds, it was too cold to swim. Which explains why I’m envious of Jacinta’s photos! And which totally warrants going back in the warmer months!

And now, here be photos!

And with that cheap thrill photo, I bid you goodnight my biskuts!

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August 18, 2010 at 12:28 am

some thoughts/cats

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Sometimes, I don’t know what to write.
I want to, though.

I would love to let you know what’s going on in my head.
Invite you for tea.

Pour you a cup of secrets
and a plateful of thought-biscuits.

You’d go sip, sip, sip and instantly know what I was thinking about.
Ooh wouldn’t it be swell?

Do you ever feel the same way too?
I hope you do!

And now, to cheer ourselves up,
Here’re some photos of cats.

(they always make me happy.)

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August 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

after the dark

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Hi all! It’s been one of those weeks where I’m tired everyday and I don’t know why. Well maybe I do know why (lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, etc) but let’s pretend I don’t know why. Hehe.

How did you spend your Saturday? I basically stayed in bed for most of the day before going out to break fast with friends. I also just finished reading The Girl Who Played With Fire and omg is it good or is it good? It is just plain fantastic and yes, I am another one of those who’re obsessed with the Millenium trilogy. Am looking forward to the last book now! Ooh yes, the movies too.

On another note, we turned three the other day! Here’s to many many more, full of love and lols! (:

Have a great rest of the weekend everybody!

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August 15, 2010 at 12:59 am

to feel whole

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I’ve been away from this blog for so long – was really unwell for the most part of last week and then headed off to KL with erfen for a short getaway. True to form, the holiday was awesome and much-needed but I’m definitely feeling the blues now that I’m back.

But we carry on. Onward and upward! Here’s hoping that your week is shaping up to be much better. In the meantime, here be photos! I just realised that I never did share my Perth photos, so here they are.

Here’s to the weekend coming by real quick – we all need you! (:

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August 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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