Friday, October 31, 2008

no wonder its so friggin hot today. its bloody 33 degrees outside.

i am nadi; :] at 3:46 PM


we tried some korean imported grapes bought from the supermarket. sooo yummy! theyre a bit more costly, but they look cute clumped up together, and they taste just like hichew!

this is random, but i absolutely hate these fishy thinggies. yucks sia.

i am nadi; :] at 2:09 PM


hideyuki nakayama
photography: mitsuo okamoto

i am nadi; :] at 1:27 PM


at this very moment. i am so bloody SICK of everything.
for once, just once.

why cant it be about me.

i think partly why i feel the dire need to keep going away is really because staying is, too energy consuming, and too routine.

i am nadi; :] at 12:27 PM


i love Jane's silver brogues! i think jane and her mum has the most stunning collection of shoes.

i am nadi; :] at 10:08 AM


Thursday, October 30, 2008

the Pinang Peranakan Mansion boasts the typical home of a Rich Baba a century back with a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle, and their many customs and traditions. With a commendable display of antiques and collectibles from back in the era, its one of the must-go places when visiting Penang. I have yet to step foot, but ive read that they hold private functions, and i think i would hold my birthday party there if i had the money.

i find peranakan ware really charming. ive always been amazed by my boss' collection of peranakan ware and jewellery. with delicate features and outbursts of colours, i can stare at them over and over again. i did a project on peranakan tiles once, and thats when i totally fell in love with the visual appeal. i have since collected a few pieces in my mind which i have been meaning to get. maybe when i finally get to do up my room then i'll have more reason to get them.

i am nadi; :] at 1:42 PM


things i sometimes tell myself.

i am nadi; :] at 1:14 PM


i wish i was yummy.

i am nadi; :] at 1:03 PM


something to wait for;

500 days of Summer

i am nadi; :] at 12:46 PM


a few new words i learnt today from hagebutten&sanddorn. picked out a few of my favs.

sekaseka: to laugh without reason (in Bemba, language of Zambia)

nakhur: a camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled (Persian)

l’ésprit de l’éscalier: thinking of the perfect comeback, but hours later (French)

ya’aburnee: literally: you bury me (Arabic)

razbliuto: the feelings you have for someone you once loved, but now do not anymore (Russian)

kolik jazyku znas, tolikrat jsi clovekem
: you live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once (Czech proverb)

and one that ive used and studied before, and that i shall now keep in mind to remember,

wabi-sabi: “it (wabi-sabi) nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” flawed beauty: the beauty of a pot that has a crack in it. (Japanese)

i like how words leave marks on your skin.

i am nadi; :] at 12:39 PM


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

counting down;

8 hrs till i finish work.
14 days till dee comes back.
17 days till my last day.
23 days till i fly.
1 month till h.

at least theres a few things to look forward to this coming month!

work starts at 10, but im usually in by 9.30 most of the week. i like my morning time alone to do stupid things like put on eyeliner, remove nail polish, facebook, blog, read stupid horoscope sites (which i admit to being addicted to), read whats left of the book im reading, eat breakfast slowly, listen to the repeated songs on my itunes, etc etc.

so anyway my horoscope for the month of october was;
Balance in all things is the key for success this month. In the workplace or school be careful not to take sides when a conflict between friends develops. Emotionally you should be willing to commit a little more, but don’t go overboard. Financially you can afford a little extravagance early in the month.

Although this is an excellent period of time in many ways, you do need to be careful not to appear too pleased with yourself as the month progresses. One of your friends will be feeling unusually sensitive and a great deal of sensitivity will be needed to avoid any tensions!

i am nadi; :] at 9:45 AM


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ive been looking around at decor and stuff for my room, so that im ready and prepared to propose to my dad, with exactly what i want, and most importantly, how much.

so many things to do, so little space! i dont know how im gonna partition my room so that i can have a walk-in wardrobe, a comfortable workspace, and a lounge area. as it is, i have lots of rubbish which ive kept over the years which could be used for decorating. ive also got prints and art that i intend to frame. i have so many ideas on what i want to do to my walls that i dont think i'll be able to do. but i definitely want a bedhead like the one in the moodboard. and i definitely want a wall of frames. im quite decided on my colour scheme, so now i just have to work around furniture, knick-knacks, rugs, mirrors and possibly screens.

modern acrylic framing

drapes that i have to have to die die hunt down.

i quite like this whole feel, but lets be realistic. i have to many things. i like the flooring and walls, and mirror and rug, and lamp, so maybe that could stay.

stuff on wall.

mirror at partition. or that could be an actual hole looking through the walk-in.

i want this sofa set!

orrrrrr..... i could switch rooms with the parents and split the master into two rooms to get a better view. then i get a bigger toilet too! but a much smaller room though.

i am nadi; :] at 2:24 PM


going back to work makes me feel like fuck.

and this is the 3rd time in a month that im sick.

i am nadi; :] at 9:53 AM


im eyeing something from Dodo Pomellato. where to buy ah.

i am nadi; :] at 1:22 AM


competitive midnight taboo at cheryl's :)

so lets see, whats next?

i am nadi; :] at 12:17 AM


Monday, October 27, 2008

hi nok, how are you.

i am nadi; :] at 3:30 AM


Sunday, October 26, 2008

being lucky, so to speak, isnt quite lucky-licious if you look at it from above. just like getting, say, a phone for your birthday, but ending up having to pay your monthly bills.

anyway anyway,

sometimes, we just need to stand tall on our heels. laugh, cry. look at things from a camera. relax, cook. read some and trash some. watch a movie and think too much. sleep on the floor with eyes open. move on, remember. think back and forget. open doors for strangers, oder pizza. paint your nails orange. get frustrated, and break.

cos if not, the world will be short of a boring place.

i am nadi; :] at 1:45 AM


i find facebook really quite entertaining. unexpectedly found someone whom im looking foward to have as a friend on facebook just so i can kpo. the best thing about these online networks; you dont have to run away, and you can hide right behind your screen, and still not have to face the person.


just that this island is too small. and bumping into each other is hard to prevent. but ive ran away so many times before, so whats once more :)

i am nadi; :] at 1:03 AM


Friday, October 24, 2008

i finally decided and got a chance to get out of the mall for lunch, so i met nat and had our long awaited shimbashi soba at paragon. after reading up on all the reviews, we pretty much knew what we were getting ourselves into; some very good soba.

so nat had the seiro tempura while i had the lunch set, which included sides of salmon sashimi, soft shell crab, teriyaki chicken, and a slice of watermelon. both of us had our soba chilled, which is probably the best way to have your soba. we got a little tip from their placemats on the art of eating soba, so nat did a little demonstration when the food arrived.

educational placemats heh :/

nat's seiro temupra

getting started,

here we go,

first to take in the aroma of the buckwheat,

a taste of a string of noodle to appreciate the actual buckwheat taste from the soba

pour the dipping sauce into the choko

have a taste of the sauce

add in your preferred amount of spring onions and wasabi (optional)

pick up a mouthful size of noodles

dip dip dip


and slurp as loud as you can :)

this was my set meal

and as usual, we always make space for dessert :) green tea with red bean, cream anmitsu.

ok im going off work now, talk more!

i am nadi; :] at 4:31 PM