Sunday, July 26, 2009

i am deeply saddened by Yasmin Ahmad's death. she was an inspiration to many and one of the most talented writers ive come across.

i am nadi; :] at 6:59 PM


Monday, June 22, 2009

i really wish id blog more myself. maybe its really time for a change of location. in the meantime, check out the swiss alps :)


i am nadi; :] at 10:17 AM


Saturday, June 06, 2009

i have a few things in my head right now which i cant seem to pen down. its all in me waiting to burst, but nothing seems to be coming out right.

what upsets me is that youre not saying it in my face.

i am nadi; :] at 1:20 AM


Sunday, May 31, 2009

for you guys who live by online shopping, heres another site for you to bookmark!

giant vintage

lots of vintage sunglasses, and at very reasonable prices too!

i really liked these pieces,

but these are currently top 2 on my list :)

i actually prefer aviators to wayfarers (simply because wayferers just dont fit my face), but i thought these were pretty cool!

i am nadi; :] at 1:17 AM


Saturday, May 30, 2009

shopping is the one thing i cant seem to control, and shoes are my ultimate weakness. the great singapore sale just started, and already, i can feel my pockets getting lighter and lighter. and its only been 2 days. but having said that, im ecstatic with my newest buy from the recent club 21 sale! i got myself a pair of tsumori chisatos and cant wait to have them on my feet and out the door :)

ive never really heard of her (till i got my shoes), but it didnt really matter at that time cos they had my name stamped, no engraved, chiseled, and i just had to, had to get them. i got them for quite a steal too, at only SGD170, when it used to retail for about SGD900 or so. i wouldve been over the moon if they had brought in dries van noten's wedged oxfords, but thank god they didnt, cos that wouldve burned a bigger hole :/

i got myself the tan (cos that was the only one available), but im really liking the other colours they come in!

sigh sigh sigh. time to stop shopping now. within a span of 2 days, ive already spent SGD300 on shoes (yes i bght 2 other pairs), and some more on a pair of pants, a shirt, and.... yoga wear!

despite having started my exercising phase, i havent seem to be losing any weight. in fact, it feels like ive been gaining much more. maybe i should really just stop eating altogether :/

i am nadi; :] at 11:42 PM


Sunday, May 24, 2009

'five days later, katie died'.

i am nadi; :] at 2:54 AM


Sunday, May 17, 2009

ok my apologies, but yes, its one of those nights where nothing beats a dumbass questionnaire! thanks sel!

Last beverage → water
Last phone call → herwin
Last text message → nok
Last song you listened to → happy birthday
Last time you cried → does tearing count? just now, when cheryl said she was wolverine.

Dated someone twice → nope.
Been cheated on → not that i know of or can recall.
Kissed someone & regretted it → probably.

Fallen out of love → nope, not this month.
Laughed until you cried → just now lor.
Met someone who changed your life → nope. its been pretty uneventful.

How many people on your top friends do you know in real life? → all my friends are real and in flesh!
How many kids do you want to have → havent really thought of it. 2? 3?
Do you have any pets → nope
Do you want to change your name → nope.
What time did you wake up today → 7:30 am for yoga.
What were you doing at midnight last night → almost falling off a chair at siglap.
Name something you cannot wait for → for now, the green light to go to thailand.
Last time you saw your father → night before.
What's one thing you wish you could change → my weight. oh and my height too. oh and my skin. does it really have to be ONE? i can still name some more :/
Have you ever talked to a person named Tom → nope.

What's getting on your nerves right now --> 3 new pimples on my cheek.
What's your real name → Nadia Mohamed Amin
Primary School → Katong Convent Primary
Secondary School → Katong Convent Secondary
Tertiary - Temasek Poly / NAFA
Hair color → black
Long or short → long
Are you a health freak → not so much a freak. i wish i was though.
Righty or lefty → Righty

First surgery → when i was 15, from eating too much sour skittles - im not kidding.
First piercing → ears. waaay back.
First best friend → hm. nurfardliena ramlie! we go waaaayy back, even before preschool. still good friends till today.
First sport you joined → swimming?
First pet → fish. not even mine.
First vacation → too young to remember. but first with friends would prob have been KL.

Eating → nothing.
Drinking → water.
Waiting → to finish this so i can go smoke.

Want kids? → yep.
Want to get married? → yes, no, dunno. it changes every day.
Careers in mind? → yep. hopefully the one im trying to build right now.

Kissed a stranger → yep.
Drank hard liquor → yep.
Lost glasses/contacts → yep.
Ran away from home → yep.
Broken someone's heart → yep.
Been arrested → haha yep.
Cried when someone died → yep.

Yourself → i try to.
Miracles → yep.
Love at first sight → im gonna go with sel, only for clothes and shoes! yes yes :)
Heaven → yep.
Santa Clause → nope.
Kiss on the first date → depends i guess.
Angels → yep.

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY : (<---this is so funny)
Is there one person you want to be with right now? → nope. not really.
Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? → nope.
Do you believe in God? → yep.

i am nadi; :] at 2:48 AM


Friday, May 15, 2009

why is it harder to fall asleep when youre extremely tired?

like right now.

Many people have had the unpleasant experience of being unable to sleep despite total exhaustion. If you are overtired, falling asleep or staying that way can be paradoxically difficult for many reasons. Stress, lack of proper nutrition and not taking good care of your body can all affect your sleeping patterns, especially when you are overtired.

It is important to understand why you are so tired to begin with. If you are going through a stressful time at work or in your life, your exhausted brain may seem unable to shut down and let you sleep. Being overtired as a result of stress is common, if you are experiencing emotional or mental trauma, you may temporarily lose the control to relax.

Fatigue can also lead to an inability to sleep because you are trying too hard. If you have ever experienced a night where you lay awake thinking “I must go to sleep why can’t I sleep?” then you may be maintaining consciousness through your efforts to force yourself into sleep. This may also be related to anxiety over not getting enough sleep, knowing that you must get up in a few hours and need all the sleep you can manage.

In some situations where you are overtired, you are likely to have neglected to properly take care of your body. Even though you may not feel hungry or thirsty, lack of good, healthy food or sufficient hydration can be enough to keep you awake. If you are in a busy or stressful period, try to make sure you get a healthy dinner at the very least, and make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Stress on the body can lead to stress on the mind, which may in turn prevent you from sleeping when you most need it.

Many people who are overtired try to make up for it during the day by drinking caffeinated beverages such as coffee. While this may get you through the day, it can actually be counterproductive as it can lose you another night of rest and leave you even more exhausted the next day. If you are overtired, try to stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon, to make sure it will be out of your system by bedtime. Drink water or low-sugar, cold beverages to wake yourself up, if necessary.

Fatigue can also lead you to neglect good exercise habits. You can certainly get exhausted sitting at a computer all day, but this isn’t the same as fatigue caused by physical exertion. If your body is not maintaining an adequate rate of physical activity, it may not feel the need to shut down and rest even though you would very much like it to. Even if you are overtired, try taking a thirty minute walk after work or when you have time. Be sure not to do highly aerobic activity just before bedtime, however, as it can be counterproductive.

To help you sleep when you are overtired, give yourself time for focused relaxation before bedtime. Instead of flopping down with the television, try reading an old favorite book, doing some light yoga or meditation, or taking a long bath. Help set up your bedroom to be a sleep-inducing location by keeping it clean, uncluttered, and peaceful. Dairy products like milk are high in tryptofan, which can help make you sleepy. Making a cup of warm milk with a bit of cinnamon a nightly habit can be a great way to get calcium and help you fall asleep.


i am nadi; :] at 2:45 AM


Thursday, May 14, 2009

i wish i had smaller breasts.


and ive decided on adding a splash of mint green (as opposed to grey) in my room. but i dont quite know on what yet.

i am nadi; :] at 2:05 AM


my posts have been pretty irregular (just like my moods), and i havent been snooping around the web for quite some time (thanks to korean dramas), but i did that today, and all a sudden i feel inspired again. to do what i dont quite know yet, but it sure as hell fells like fresh air.

oh, and!

i think this is brilliant! im not gonna go elsewhere for weather reports :)

i am nadi; :] at 1:06 AM


*just like her.

i'd like to live in a houseboat and have peonies at my desk while i work. but sadly i live up on the seventh floor with carbon monoxide out my window and, dust on my desk.

i am nadi; :] at 12:28 AM


Sunday, May 10, 2009

we were at yuna's performance recently during the mosaic festival, and came to absolutely love these :) and you would too!

and if you dont mind can you tell me all your hopes and fears
and everything that you believe in
would you make a difference in the world

i am nadi; :] at 12:28 PM


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

we caught 'ploy' (in case youre trying to read it in thai) after our labourer's picnic, only because we heard wolverine sucked (and im personally not a fan of such shows), and had nothing else to watch. and boy, did this suck even more. even if wolverine did suck, im sure it wldve been a better sucker than bloody ploy. im not even gonna bother explaining the show because there really isn't anything to say about it. the only thing about the movie that stayed in my head was adeline hiccupping beside me and her sudden bursts of laughter every 10 mins.


friendship sure is difficult sometimes.

oh! and i need nail repair badly :/ HELP! i think theyre dying :(

i am nadi; :] at 12:56 AM


Saturday, April 11, 2009

i cant sleep right now because of the fucking ticking clock in my now somewhat emptier room. same thing happened to me last night too, i had to plug my earphones in and fall asleep with music in my ears (which i really dont wish to practise). ive been stuck at home for the last 4 days and i finally made it out of the house today with thanks to perks and sleng. my maid has been shitting with my patience all week and i really needed to get out of the house before i start screaming at her. im not gonna paragraph this entry because i feel like posting a whole chunk of words so that in any case if i do speak wrongly of anyone, it is unlikely that he/she will be bothered to read this whole paragraph in the first place anyway. if any of you do get this far, then well, maybe you might wanna stop because there really isnt gonna be anything much after this full stop > . so i was watching the sisterhood of the traveling pants earlier (was an ok show so no need to comment) and serena vdw was acting as one of the leads. no, there was no point in that sentence, and no i do not know her real name and am too lazy to google it. ive already watched episode 20 of gossip girl and i find myself going back every night with hopes of seeing a 21. i have an empty room to fill, a clock to trash (like right now), selchupsmumbrother's presents to get, and an overdued letter to write. in 4 hours, i have to wake up for yoga. so im gonna go plug those earphones in again right now. say hi if you got this far.

i am nadi; :] at 3:54 AM


Thursday, April 09, 2009

ive gone all white on both my flooring and ceiling. i find it an easy base colour to work with especially if you intend to have colour accents around. im waiting to go up to thailand so i can get some of my art framed. since tomorrow is a public holiday, im thinking of buying some paint and reworking some of the furniture i have for my room! lets hope i dont change my mind in the morning :/

i am nadi; :] at 11:32 PM


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

we're currently renovating and im trying my best to stay as far away as possible from ikea. i know ikea is probably the best deal in town for homeware, but i really want to refrain from re-buying every few months. ive already got a few things tucked away in storage to be utilised, but i'd prob be happier revamping them than to use them in their current state. truth is, i really dont know where to start.

sigh. now i have to live in this mess at home till monday.

i am nadi; :] at 10:00 PM


Friday, March 20, 2009

just thought i'd share another photo of the sunset in koh lanta :)

yes, im in the mood for solace. hence the sunset pictures. i feel a need for a retreat, to get away from work, and just sit by beach and look out, into the water, into nothing.

i am nadi; :] at 12:43 AM



the minute i saw this photo, i knew its time for a holiday.

hello! excuse me! is it time for a holiday yet please???!!!

if you dont mind can you tell me all your hopes and fears
and everything that you believe in
would you make a difference in the world
i'd love for you to take me to a deeper conversation
only you can make me

i am nadi; :] at 12:38 AM


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

last one for the night;

for now,


good night.

i am nadi; :] at 1:04 AM


i absolutely loveee these.

more here.

i think i have a weakness for dreamy things, old and dated. here are more pictures i fell in like with tonight, by fredrick marsh.

i am nadi; :] at 12:50 AM


eagle eye venice.

more here.

i am nadi; :] at 12:43 AM


this is what i envisioned my workspace to look like, sans the computer and laptop. i'd like to be able to look out the window and work. unfortunately, im facing a wall right now :/


i would like to have this in my room too please.

i cant quite remember where i got these pictures from, but if you do come across them here, leave a name :)

i am nadi; :] at 12:34 AM


some stuff from etsy ive been eyeing. im trying not to spend unnecessarily :/

oui, need i say more?

im torn between mini octopus and giant octopus.

i am nadi; :] at 12:10 AM


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


*f letter

i am nadi; :] at 11:45 PM


ok, i know this is post is waaaaayyyy overdued, but 2008 has come and gone, and we are now 3 good months into 2009. ive heard many people say that 2009 will be a good year, but seems like the current economic situation is making most of them choke back on their words. times are bad, and im more than thankful to god (and my boss :/) that i still do have a job. ive been fortunate to have been, and still am, able to travel and see the magnifico! wonders of nature and the world. being stuck in a fast-paced environment leaves no room for air, so the short getaways really do help at times. most times.

i know singapore has her own beauty, but living here, you tend to let these pass you day by day without even noticing them. i prefer it that way anyway. its ok that i ignore my own country's beauty, so that when i do go on a holiday, it'll actually feel like a holiday.

anyway, random, but here are my favourite sunsets of 2008. im gonna keep a list starting from now for 2009!

koh lanta sunset

koh lipe sunset

i think my favourite sunset till date would probably be the first one i saw in koh lanta. yes, i have a favourite sunset, only because the sun sets every single day, and its only fair that i get to pick my favourite :)

second would be in the tailboat on the way to koh lipe.

and third would be high up on viewing gallery at MoMa Tokyo.

it could be that im cheating by just mentioning the places that ive been to for my recent holidays, but thats about as much as i can remember of my memorable sunsets.


i am nadi; :] at 1:20 AM