Oh Look, Krill!

Oh don't worry. Whales don't eat clownfish, they eat krill.


To the people who made my wedding awesome, thank you.

A successful and smooth wedding always has a number of people who helped to make it that way. My wedding was no different.

1. More Than Diamonds
I was very picky with my the type of ring I wanted since it had to fit the type of work I do and not get in the way. Most of the rings we saw at the jewellers were either too ostentatious or way above or budget, so we decided on getting our rings custom-made.

The lovely couple who ran the business, listened to what we wanted and designed the rings on the spot and gave us good suggestions on the design we wanted. With a number of different materials, gemstones and designs to choose from, it wasn’t difficult to find one that we both loved and still stay within budget.

2. Vibrant Skin Sanctuary
I’ve been going to Vibrant Skin Sanctuary for years to do my monthly facial. I love the personalised service, reasonably priced packages and most of all, she helped my skin feel and look better. So when I found out that she provided the bridal spa service, I jumped at it.

It was so pampering and relaxing. My skin felt so soft and smooth for weeks after the treatment. It was totally worth smelling like ikan goreng (fried fish) during the treatment.
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Adventures of living with cats: #1 The one where I got bit

I’ve always wanted cats but my mom had always said no. So, I got my wish when I got married since my husband has 2 cats, Sadie and Coco, at home. He keeps insisting that I only like the idea of having cays but I have no idea what I’m in for.

The past three weeks, had been good in my opinion. I’m learning to watch where I step in case of cats underfoot. Especially at night, when I go to the kitchen in the dark and they choose the darkest part of your path to lie down on.
Anyway I have a daily routine now, where I brush Sadie everyday when I come home from work.

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See this cat there? She’s cute and innocent looking isn’t she? Well, she isn’t!
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Less than a week

I’m trying not to freak out since the wedding is just days away.

Everyone is asking if I’m excited? Am I nervous?

Frankly, I don’t know what to feel. I’m excited and nervous and scared, and even a little numb. I’ve been busy packing things for my move to my future-in-laws’ place, packing for my honeymoon, buying stuff for the gift exchange baskets.

The house is a mess and I need to clean that shit up too.

So many things to do, so little time.

 

Lunch time reading: Warm Bodies

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I like zombie movies. I like books. I like movies based on books. And I have a need to read the original works before I watch the movie.

I had trouble trying to get into the story initially but that was mostly because I was in the middle of reading another book.

Anyway, it doesn’t get interesting until the second chapter and I had trouble putting this book done.

I’m not even a quarter way through it but I can tell you that it’s definitely NOT like Twilight.


Practice makes perfect

Having friends who are artists and writers is wonderful. They showed me that there’s more to life than just work. There’s a whole world of beauty out there, how using your imagination, you can share that beauty with everyone. They inspire me to write and draw.

Then I look at my own work and I see how awful it is; the stilted wording, wooden characters, the barely recognisable drawings, and it makes me want to give up. It makes me wonder why did I want to do this in the first place?

It’s during those times that I remember that my friends didn’t become awesome writers and artists overnight. They’ve had years of practice. They’re always writing and drawing. I don’t practice as much as they do, so I can’t expect to be as good. Besides, I’ve only started drawing again only a few months ago, after more than a decade and a half of not even attempting to do it.

So I write a little. I draw a little. And hopefully, play the uke again (a little). Maybe, in a few years, I’ll be as good as my friends.

Maybe it's the haramness of it all.

Why the cooking shows are rated M18 in Malaysia


Dear Science

Remember the letter I wrote to you some time last year? I still love you. It’s not you, my love, that I’m having problems with. It’s the environment that we’re in that’s making me sad, depressed and slowly hating you. I don’t feel like I belong here, to be with you.

It’s getting harder for me to bring myself to see you every day. The people around us, even with their best intentions, aren’t helping. In fact, they’re tearing us apart. I love you but I don’t think I can stay here with you anymore.

They’re pushing me to do things I’m not comfortable with. Things that I’ve no experience and yet, expecting the best of results, just because I’ve been here the longest. I’m going to have to make a decision soon, to leave you and start over somewhere new as soon as I can, or stay and die slowly every day.

I hope that I’ll see you again when I leave. 

Loving you always,

Me


In Pursuit of a Dream Job

Dream Job

I’ve not been happy with my current job for the longest time and Dude enrolled me in a course called Dream Job by Ramit Sethi, the same guy who does I Will Teach You To Be Rich. I’ve been looking for a job for almost half the year and I’ve only gotten a handful of interviews. Either the job market is that competitive or I’m doing something wrong.

Anyway, this course hasn’t been easy. It challenges a lot of what you think you know about job application, about finding a job and even what you want in a job. I’m only half way through it and more than once I’ve thought about saying, “Fuck it, I’m just going to give up.” But I can’t (especially when he keeps reminding me how much he paid for the course) be cause I know it’s helping me.

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