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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Goodbye

This was my desk. It was filled with a lot of pink, a lot of ambition, a lot of dreams, a lot of laughs, some tears, some heartache, and countless friendships.

Now it is empty.

It marks the end of a chapter to my life. A major chapter.

I'm not sure I really fully understand or realise what this means yet and I'm not sure I'm ready to move on. But I'm moving on.

Goodbye.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Pilot Mystery

I'm waiting to board a Malaysia Airlines flight to KL.

The pilot (I assumed he was the pilot - he had wings or maybe he was a co-pilot?) was sitting amongst the passengers, which I thought was rather odd.

I was pretty fascinated with this and managed to sneak a photo.

It wasn't until that he stood up and left that I started thinking...

WHAT IF THIS WAS A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT?

Maybe he was sitting there to be more 'accessible' to people but no one talked to him!!!

People always want to talk to the pilot (ok not all people, but many people, including I, would love to) and in the past, in some instances you could access the cabin mid-flight but as far as I know, that is no longer allowed due to security risks.

And the pilot was sitting right there! Anyone could've come up to him! And he was waiting!

I am regretting not actually saying hello.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Missing Milestones

There are sacrifices when one leaves home and sets up a new home in a different place - away from friends, away from family.

Sisters catch up in Singapore in 2012
  The hardest thing for me being away from friends and family is missing the milestones. 

Birthdays. Graduations. Weddings. Babies. 

Veronica's wedding in 2013
I'm grateful that it is nowhere near as hard as what it was in the past, or even in the present in under-privilaged societies or war-torn countries.

I'm grateful that we have social media to keep in touch very easily, and that we have access to affordable air transport to meet up every now and then. 

But, everytime a milestone comes up, it still brings up a pang of sadness, of hurt that I will miss another one

And it reminds me of the non-milestone moments that I've missed and will keep missing.

Parties. Lunches. Shopping. Coffees. Drop-ins. Movies. Laughter. Everyday life.

Sisters back in 2001/2002

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Perth Food Truck Rumble

Perth's first food truck festival, FOOD TRUCK RUMBLE, is on TODAY!

The Rumble brings together 17 food trucks, vans, and carts at the Perth Cultural Centre. DH & I are not usual fans of crowds, but decided to head down and have a look! We were going to meet up with Ninifoodielicious but unfortunately she couldn't make it.

Dessert vans

I was particularly interested in 3 trucks:

Jumplings (https://www.facebook.com/Jumplings)
- Because I've heard so many good things and this is as good as a time as any to try them out!

Jumplings

The Merrywell - Dude Food on Wheels (https://www.facebook.com/MerrywellPerth)
- Because I love dude food from the Merrywell!

The Merrywell - Dude Food on Wheels

Kustom Cupcakes (https://www.facebook.com/kustomcupcakes)
- Because it's pink! :P

Kustom Cupcakes

Kustom Cupcakes


We got there about 12pm and there was already a long line at the Jumplings truck. While DH obligingly stood in line, I went around taking a few photos. There wasn't a line at the Merrywell truck so I thought I'd come back later (mistake).

While still in line at Jumplings, Kustom Cupcakes started their cupcake eating competition at 1pm.


Kustom Cupcakes - Cupcake Eating Competition

Kustom Cupcakes - Cupcake Eating Competition

Kustom Cupcakes - Cupcake Eating Competition

After placing our order with Jumplings, we proceeded to The Merrywell, and oops, there was now a massive line. Should've ordered earlier when there was no queue! And unfortunately, by the time we got to the front of the queue, they had run out of most items including the Mac & Cheese Bites. :( (They were replenishing supplies throughout the day, but I think their supply guy was having trouble finding a parking spot. :P)


The Merrywell - Dude, Order Here

The Merrywell - Dude Food on Wheels

We found a park bench in the shade by the pop-up Cocktail Gastronomy bar area and whilst the food took a while, we enjoyed the atmosphere. When we got the food, it was worth the wait. There is a certain romance I find with eating food from a truck on a park bench. :)

Just Jumplings

Mini Burgers from The Merrywell

Mini Burgers from The Merrywell


Om nom nom

Yes, it was hot, the queues were long, and the trucks couldn't keep up with food orders, but it was the very first festival and no one probably anticipated the demand. We still enjoyed ourselves and thought it was well done (and we hate crowds, so that's saying a lot.)

The Rumble is still on right now til 8pm, so head down to have a look! (https://www.facebook.com/FoodTruckRumble)

I wish

I wish to be tall, skinny and beautiful.

Tall:

Well, I can't really do anything about being short, so the only way for me to be taller is to stand on a box wear heels. I can do that. Though, I haven't quite mastered wearing heels for 20 hours straight or running in them so more practice required there.

Skinny:

Ok, I'm not fat but I have a lot of flabby bits. And as I'm not tall (see above), every fatty bit just makes me look chunky.

AND I used to be skinny, so I just want to get back to that.

Young skinny me
I only have myself to blame for all the fat though - I love food and I'm not obsessed enough with being skinny to starve myself.

But, I'm started running. Or should I said, trying to run. I've only just started and my goals are:

1. to be able to run 5km nonstop by June; and
2. to be able to run 4km in 30 minutes by 11 May.

Hopefully this will help achieve skinny me! Regardless, it will increase my chances of outrunning a zombie in the event of an apocalypse. Ok, maybe a bit far fetched, but it will certainly help me outrun a villain and evade capture. Touch wood none of those things actually happen but I wanna be better prepared.

Beautiful:

Everyone wants to be beautiful. I wanna be beautiful. Not this healthy-self-image beautiful-inside everyone-is-beautiful deep stuff. I'm talking about the shallow stuff.

I wanna have a pretty face, gorgeous looks, great hair. I want people to see me and think she's alright, she's beautiful.

I don't think I'm ugly, but I don't think I'm beautiful either. I've never grown up thinking I was beautiful. I think I'm better now, and some days I feel pretty good, but I still don't think I'm beautiful. I think I can do better.

I want to look after my hair more, use makeup better, have better skin, wear great clothes, and be beautiful.


I wish to be tall, skinny and beautiful.

Work in progress.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bedtime & Alarm Clocks

There are 2 very annoying things in my life:

1. Having to go to bed while I'm not tired.

2. Waking up while I'm still tired.

Why can't we just sleep when we want to and wake up when we've had enough sleep and work when you're awake, refreshed?

I get it that some stuff has to be scheduled, e.g. meetings,  events, etc. But on a normal workday with no pressing deadlines, I can see myself working from say, 10am to 6pm and that it shouldn't be a problem.

Hmmmmm....