Archive for June, 2003
End of Vacation
Posted on: 28th of June 2003 | Under: Life & Love

It’s my last weekend of vacation. My classes resume on Monday already. Lately, I’ve been so sick of staying at home all the time. I think I became a big bum over the course of 3 months. I’ve memorized the timeslots of every show on cable, I’ve counted the lines on the pattern of my comforter, I’ve had way too much sleep (and some nights sleepless too) and have had too many meals in bed.

I guess that’s why I’ve been dragging myself out of the house more often these past few days. Even if it just means tagging along with mom to her office. It’s definitely way better than bumming at home. haha.

Anyway, the Duncan Sheik concert is fast approaching! I’ll be watching the 2nd show- July 19 with Bestest. I went to pick up our tickets yesterday. Front row seats! ^_^ Yey! I can’t wait. The whole concert is such a treat. Rockwell (of Stephen Speaks) is Duncan’s special guest and Dain will be coming along too. Plus, Paolo Santos and Nyoy Volante will be there as well. The tickets were a bit steep, but I doubt I’ll regret buying those front row seats. I’m sure it’ll be an awesome night and I can’t wait! ^_,~;;

After picking up my tickets and getting all hyped up, I went to do the groceries alone. I love going down each isle and dumping different items in the shopping cart. Makes me feel all grown-up. As if I’m picking out groceries for my own household. LOL!

By the time I was done, I had 5 heavy plastic bags filled with junk food, toiletries and other what nots. I wouldn’t have been able to walk back to mom’s office with all that, so mom sent 2 of her staff to pick them up. ^_^ haha! spoilt! LOL!

I wanted to go window shopping afterwards, but I was way too tired already. I headed back to mom’s office instead. I read a few chapters into my book and did a couple of sketches too. Much more productive than wandering around in the mall, I must say! *_*;;

A couple of photos…

the tickets! ;)

a shot of one of my sketches…

Look at the time. I better head off to bed! o_O;;

I Enjoy Reading
Posted on: 24th of June 2003 | Under: Geek Talk

Curled up under my covers, or simply just sitting in a coffe shop, is something that perks me up. It’s not just the relaxation that I enjoy. It’s also because of the fact that the environment is just perfect for me to bend my head down and glue my eyes between the covers of a great book.

I think I’m becoming a bookworm again.

I was in the first grade when I started taking interest in books. Fascinated by the colorful illustrations of fairy tale books, I always spent my break time browsing through the shelves in the school library. I remember repetedly getting in trouble for arriving late to class after break. I was always too comfortable lying on the library couch that I’d loose track of time.

My love for books died down in the second grade. I think it was because of our move to another city. The library in the school we moved to was lousy. Actually, I don’t even think the school had a library at all. When we moved again to another school and city, the school had the same problem. Schools without decent libraries. It’s a shame, really.

It was only in the fifth grade when I regained my interest in books. We had moved to Brunei and ISB‘s library was rich with books of all sorts. Roald Dahl, R.L Stine, the Babysitters Club, SVH and more, I indulged myself to a weekly dose of reading. Thrillers, teenage love stories, adventure and other types of books. I enjoyed all these until the middle of high school. By that time, I already had too much going on for me. Going out, heading off to the mall, parties, and of course, studying.

The later years of high school were too hectic that spending a considerable amount of time between the covers of books were impossible. The only books I knew in those years were those for my IGCSE’s. o_O;;

Years passed and here I am in the middle of my college degree, enjoying the thrill of reading books once again. I’m glad that I had the 3-month vacation. I’ve read 5 books and in the middle of my 6th.

Yesterday, I actually headed off to the Starbucks in Galleria to start on the book I’m currently reading. I sat in a comfy couch and read my book while I sipped my cup of caramel macchiatto. I didn’t even realize the time fly. Over 2 hours after I came in, I walked out of Starbucks. I guess that’s what I love about caf�’s. You can hang there for hours without having to put up with people giving you weird stares for hogging up the space. ;) hehe.

I just hope I can still satisfy myself to a couple of good books when school starts. I have about 5 days left to enjoy before I’m bombarded with design plates again. Yes, I’m looking forward to going back, but I just wish to have some time to relax too.

Anyway, just a couple of pictures before I head off. ^_,~;;

This is the book I’m currently reading. Anne Frank’s Diary.

I actually remember borrowing this from the library sometime in my highschool years. I never got to finish it, so I’m reading it again. ^^;;

I left the bookmark that I usually use at home, so I picked this out from my wallet. Bestest gave this little card to me about 4 years ago. It’s a good-luck note, actually. She stuck it under my table before my final English exam for my IGCSE’s. I’ve kept it in my wallet ever since. *_,~;;

A shot of myself… I’m not sick anymore. ^_^ I look kinda different in this shot tho… #_#;;

Anyway, I’ll return guestbook entries tomorrow. I wanna crawl into bed already. *_*

Sick in Bed
Posted on: 20th of June 2003 | Under: Life & Love

Sniffles and loud coughing woke me up from my sleep last night. I quickly opened my eyes to see where it was coming from and realized instantly that it was from myself. I sat up and cold sweat dripped from my forehead. I was obviously sick.

I itched in bed the enitre night. My throat felt as if a frog had decided to reside in it. My nose was stuffed and it made breathing a little hard.

Being sick sucks. I end up sneezing every 15 minutes and feel as if my head’s being tortured with pounding headaches. My throat starts feeling itchy, as if someone is frolickly tickling it with feathers in their hand. Tossing and turning in between sniffing and coughing, falling asleep is even harder.

I think I was able to snag about 2 hours of sleep before I stood up at 9 to have some hot soup. Another thing I hate about being sick is that everything tastes bland. Yeh, I couldn’t taste my soup. I felt as if I was just taking in hot water. It did make me feel somewhat better though.

An hour later, I was back in bed and this time, I snagged over 7 hours of sleep. I would’ve slept longer except my tummy was angrily growling for food. I quickly made myself some early dinner of chicken and potatoes and was glad that I could actually taste them. ^_,~;;

Ahh, I hope I peacefully fall asleep tonight. I don’t think I can stand another night of barking coughs. o_O;;

this bowl of soup in the morning made me feel better.

snuggled under my covers.

a quick smile before taking another nap.

Ready for School Again
Posted on: 16th of June 2003 | Under: Life & Love

Classes, for most schools, officially started today. Mine, on the other hand, doesn’t start until exactly 2 weeks from now.

I’m pretty much excited to go back. 3 months of bumming around at home was more than enough for me. Yes, I did enjoy lazing around the house, but I was already bored of the whole thing, not even half way through my holiday.

I’ve read 4 books, watched a gazillion movies and downloaded dozens, if not over a hundred, mp3’s. I’ve slaved my feet walking around the mall much too many times and have glued myself infront of the computer too long that my mom already started complaining. I think I’ve had enough of it all.

Funny how I’m saying this, when I remember heartily complaining about the work load our professors were bombarding us with last Term. Well, I’m hoping that the upcomming Term won’t be as nerve-wracking as the previous one. I only have classes from Monday to Thursday anyway. I get off a day early for the weekend, so that should be ample time to relax.

But, since I’m already doing the Advanced classes of ID, I’ll have classes for a year and a half straight– with not much vacation in between. Yeh, that’s 6 Terms with only about 3 days break between each Term. I hope I can cope up.