Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Unicef ULO Party

The 2007/2008 Unicef committee - with a couple of people missing

Playing boxing on Wii!!

It was chicken galore!! KFC nuggets, wicked wings, roast chicken, chicken curry. bbq chicken wings and a custard with lots of eggs in it.

I actually really like being at house parties! Everyone is laughing, joking and just really getting to know each other without feeling like you need to get intoxicated to have fun.

Passing the birthday card between the ex president and the current president, Sara Tajima! We should have a tradition like this every year.

I think some of the most memorable experiences I had this year revolved around Unicef. Two film screenings (both of which the DVD skipped and at one session the projector crashed 20 minutes before the guests started coming in), one flea market and one bake sale. It has been such an awesome experience. Hanging out at the Unicef table during lunch time. Fighting for bubble tea. Running with bags stuffed with clothes. Crazy baking sessions. Meetings in Graduate House. Fretting over the darn DVDs. And just having long random conversations with committee members. It has been such a great learning opportunity.

And as I said in my last speech during the Unicef committee party on Monday, 'Doing Unicef is the only chance in life you get to screw up and not get fired.' Of which the new P and VP told told the new committee, 'Don't screw up!!'

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I was randomly surfing through facebook when I located a couple of old friends from secondary school. Fairfield Methodist class of 2000. Right now all of us would be in the same stage of life. Just finishing Uni or first year into our debut job. I remember class 4C being known by our teachers as the naughtiest class in the form. We made our geography teacher cry by singing 'This is the song that doesn't end' over and over again. We made our physics teacher cry cuz...I don't even remember why. We were told by our principal that most of us won't make it to junior college or university, so we should apply for a polytechnic.

Fast forward seven years. As I scroll through most of their profiles, not only are most of my classmates in university, some of them are pursuing masters degrees. And we are dispersed across the globe. Dublin. Japan. Singapore. New York. Illinois. Perth. Sydney. Melbourne. England. And they all seem to be living it up. Travelling. Dating. Marrying. Experiencing food, wine, culture. Working. Studying. Painting. Caring. Playing.

It is such a warm fuzzy feeling to know that my fellow classmates, most of which I haven't spoke to for ages are doing well!

Monday, October 22, 2007

It is Almost Halloween!

I was just casually surfing the net when I 'accidentally' chanced on this photo. I immediately recoiled in horror and closed the window as if I stumbled upon a video of Saddam getting hanged. It was scary. I had to force myself to reopen the page. I'm usually quite impartial to hello kitty. I've been to Hello Kitty land when I was young. I was dragged by my mum. Really. I had one hello kitty contact lens case, one comb, one notebook and some hello kitty sauce trays. But a wedding dress????!!!!! That has to be the freakiest thing I have ever seen in my life.

Hello Kitty Cake....hmmmmmm.....well still kinda acceptable...it is rather cute if that kind of thing floats your boat...but dress..no ..just freaky.

And apparently if you are a child bride or still have an obsession with Disney Princesses as an adult, Disney now has their own wedding gown collection!!

Talk about marketing to kids in order to make them loyal brand followers till they are adults.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Courtesy of Charlene, Lou and I re-enacted a shot of chi-chi ladies who have afternoon tea and show off their huge ass rings. Except we are at a budget Japanese restaurant having dinner (as you can see from the artfully placed soy sauce and teapot), the ring while beautiful isn't exactly a knuckle-duster and Lou is totally feigning surprise. It is one of the photos you submit to magazines for the funniest caption award.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Proposal - Fishermans Beach, Sydney. 23rd September 2007

So the news about my engagement is finally out faster than it takes to change my relationship status on Facebook. I forgot to take soft copy of the photos with me, so I have to scan in the printed copies on a dodgy scanner. But yes! Photos of the magical moments.

He chartered a seaplane on his birthday to bring us to Fishermans Beach at the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in Sydney. At that point of time I had no idea what was happening. All I was thinking on the plane ride was, 'Don't crash! Don't crash! Oooh harbour bridge....Opera House...Shit..going over forest..hope we don't crash!' Even when we spread out the picnic mat and he showed me the scrapbook he made for me, I still had no idea what was happening. Even when he showed me the ring, I still had no idea what was happening. All I said was, 'ooohhh pretty ring....' Then of course he said those magical four words, 'Will you marry me?' Of which I answered, 'Are you for real? Are you proposing to me?'

It was an almost surreal moment, when the truth finally hit me. It did take some time to hit me. After all, my dad did warn Bob that I am eh, simple. He should have added slow too.

It was such a beautiful and sweet proposal. I am truly blessed to have Bob in my life. When is the wedding going to be? Sometime 2009. Have I found a gown yet? Well....let's just say I have been imagining a gown since I was 12. Nothing much has changed. Except now I can read bridal magazines in the open and verbalize my wedding thought processes to Bob. And he can't call me crazy for doing so. Yay!!!!