Saturday, August 22, 2009

So I'm A Whiner, Suck It

Ugh.... Headache.... Bad mood...
Can't stop...too much work to do....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

LDR Wha-???

LDR= Long- Distance Relationship.

The phrase that makes lovebirds shudder. Long-distance?! No kisses, no hugs, no physical touch for more than a day?! Nooo way, you say.

It's actually not all that scary. I've been in one for the past one year and well, I'd be lying if I said it was easy peasy lemon squeezy. I tell people my boyfriend's back home and they give me that face. You know, that 'omg-you-poor-thing-is-it-difficult?' face (apparently I'm a very good face reader haha) Then they verbalise all their thoughts into, well, first of all, the big *GASP*. Then to " :( How is it? (It's okay-lah) Is it hard? (Mmm..not as bad as people think it'd be) Do you miss him? (Freaking big yes on this one! Duh!)

I guess since Chris and I have been doing pretty good in the LDR department, we must be doing something right....right? So..let me give a "How To: Long-Distance Relationships" tutorial. If it doesn't work please don't come chasing after me.

Step 1: Be Commited
Not commited? Still looking around for good old flings? Then FORGET ABOUT IT. You don't deserve to read on.

Step 2: Trust Him/Her
Okay, so I understand that trusting your partner across borders can be a lot more difficult because you're never going to know what (or who tee hee) that person is doing 24/7. So here's a quiz to help you gauge your trust level.

1) Your boyfriend/girlfriend is going to the movies with his/her best friend...of the opposite sex. Do you:
A) Tell him/her "Have fun!". You really like his/her best friend, plus, you needed some down time alone.
B) Tag along (without their knowledge) just to see if it's really just a 'friendly' outing.
C) Cry and whine till he/she insists on bringing you along.

2) Your boyfriend/girlfriend used to be an avid drinker but has since turned over a new leaf (after meeting you :D). You go over to his/her place and stumbled upon an open bottle of Vodka. Do you:
A) Ask for an honest answer calmly and believe him/her when he/she says that his/her best buddies came down last night and he/she just had a couple of sips, nothing more.
B) Freak out and interrogate him/her all night.
C) Cry and whine and throw the bottle of Vodka on the floor.

If you answered:
mostly As: You are a very trusting partner and you deserve a thumbs up! (my thumbs are up in case you didn't know). You know your partner loves you and wouldn't (intentionally) do anything to hurt you. You are LDR- ready!
mostly Bs: You have serious trust issues. Forget LDR.
mostly Cs: Your boyfriend/girlfriend will soon refused to be called so. You won't have the chance to be in an LDR even if you wanted to.

Step 3: Alexander Graham Bell Didn't Invent the Phone for Nothing. CALL!
Call each other regularly. Share stories, experiences, jokes. Being far apart doesn't mean you can't still share life together and grow together. (while also growing as individuals of course) Afraid of soaring phone bills? Skype then! Or text each other. A simple " I miss you" can make a heap of difference to a person's day, just knowing that they are on your mind :)

Step 4: Have Movie Nights
Who says that 2 people need to be in the same place and be sitting next to each other to watch a movie together? In my post here, I proved that it is indeed possible to watch movies together despite the distance! All you need is a webcam on both ends and a good movie that the both of you have decided on. Preferably a comedy. Scientific research has proven that laughter-infused activities tighten bonds 15 times quicker than any other activity. (Okay I made that up, but I'm very sure it's accurate to an extent) You'll just need to be willing to sacrifice big screens and surround sounds, that's all. Hey, if you can watch movies on a tiny" x tiny" screen in an airplane (tiny" x tiny" cos i don't know the measurements, see? eg: 4" x 5". HAHA I'm so funny!=.='' ) then you have absolutely no reason to complain.

Step 5: Take a Chill Pill and Relax. It's Never Perfect
Relationships must be worked at, what more long-distance ones? So even if things don't seem too good for a moment, relax. It doesn't mean it's over so don't wave the white flag just yet.

Woo that was long. If I *touch wood* break up, I won't dare show my face around here anymore. Haha. These are just tips! Again, if it doesn't work don't come chasing after me. Maybe the problem is you. I'm kiddddingg.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Special Two.

And we will only need each other,
We'll breathe together,
Our hands will not be taught to hold another's,
When we're the special two.
And we could only see each other,
We'll bleed together,
These arms will not be taught to need another,
'Cause we were the special two.
~The Special Two, Missy Higgins~
So sweet :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Overcoming Grampians

The weekend beckoned myself and 9 others to the Grampians for a beautiful getaway filled with nature and fun. The Gila-Gila Galatians (my cell) + EnCor + Ivie (loner) started off on the journey at 11+ am. Pretty late due to some car rental issues, but who cares when the schedule is in your hands and anything goes? :D

We arrived at our accomodation to chuck our stuff before heading off to check out the sights and man were we estatic when we saw the place! It was amazing! The girls screamed over the view, the rooms, the bath tub and practically everything else! I suppose the main reason we were all so happy was because we only had to pay AUD25 per person and I'm guessing none of expected that it was going to be that luxurious. The place even had those free little shampoos and bath gels just like in the hotels, clean towels, utensil-filled kitchen and barbeque pit! (which we used for dinner) All thanks for Bryan we slept comfortably and happily.

The view from our accomodation. Can see kangaroos during the day. Cute :D

Day 2- The Pinnacle
We took about 4 hours in total to hike up and down the Pinnacle by foot. Longer than expected cos we took a wrong turn along the way; one that led us up a very steep path that never seemed to end. I whine (occassionally ahem!) everytime I looked up to see that the steep path uphill, just kept getting even more uphill. Kang Wei played commando to the girls lagging behind (myself NOT included!) and tempted them with water (which he held posession of) to keep them from stopping. So evil.
When we reached the peak though, no complaints were heard. The view was breath taking; worth every aching muscle and joint. Thank God for the lovely weather too.

The Return of the Lion King.

We arrived back in Clayton around 10+ at night after having a hearty dinner in the city. I came home extremely tired was so happy to be greeted by my beautiful bed. Had an awesome time in Grampians though woot! Next week, snowboarding in Mt Hotham! Bring it on!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Movie Night.

Tear fest.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Looking back on my old photos of when I first returned to Malaysia after spending just half a year in Melbourne, I realised how chubbs I was. My friend told me I'd gained a bit..but I didn't notice it. Huh...I guess I did.

Gross looking me with Rosanne and Amanda. Look at the size of those arms and that unforgivable hair. ew. This is my most revealing post to date. I feel so ..naked!

Taken early 2009. I guess I lost it all. I've never been able to keep weight on for long. Thank God for high metabolism :D