Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Smile

Oh people! Despite this cruel world, I am still insisting on the good personality/attitude one should have. Without doubt, not everyone believe in what I believe. There are people that agree, some neutral, while some believe in erm nothing? Maybe I am too stubborn to give it up or I'm still waiting for tougher challenges to change my perception, but I doubt I will, I am the kind that will insist my principles if I have own stand on something. One basic thing, be RESPONSIBLE! Well you can be irresponsible but I'm pretty sure this kind of people will not live an awesome life. Simply because there are so many things in life that you'll need responsibility to work it out. Some you can be irresponsible of, but I'm sure there are some responsibility that you just couldn't jump over it. 

Finally watched SMURF!!! in 3D somemore lol but that's because we won the 3D passes given out by Rundle Mall Management Team. Super lucky, there's only 20 passes available! I love smurfs simply because they're too cute too resist. However I thought it would just be another cartoon show, but it turns out to be so great. I guess it's because they incorporate great values in the story. Two very important values: 
1 - Family is the most important, never leave your family. 2 - Think positively, from another perception. take a step back and think about the bad thing that happened to you, it is actually a chance for you to learn something from it. Just like how Grace convinced Patrick to looked back at the arrival of the Smurfs as a once in a life time experience despite they sorta messed up Patrick's job in between. It's a once in a blue moon incident indeed.

Smile and life goes on =)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

colours in between the grey

Now is the period when everyone get so busy with the mid-semester tests and assignments. They're like trying to kill us with the due date and heavy weightage. Oh well, that's the typical life of a student. Luckily we have festivals around these weeks too! Definitely a great news for us to release our stress, and enjoy the fun atmosphere. There are 3 festivals happening, Royal Adelaide Show 2011, Malaysian Carnival and Moon Lantern Festival! The date of Malaysian Carnival and Moon Lantern Festival are fixed at 11 and 12 of September respectively while Royal Adelaide Show is held for a period of 2 weeks till 10th of September. To suit everyone's timing, we chose to go on the last day, which means we went for the festivals 3 days in a row! 

Royal Adelaide Show is pretty similar every year. Last year's one? HERE. Its about all FOOD, RIDES, ANIMALS, SOFT TOYS, SHOW BAGS and of course FIREWORKS! However, last I missed all the animal shows, at least this year I got to watch dog competition and pig racing and diving show.

This is the stall selling the famous turkey legs, but we didn't get to eat it because it was freaking sold out! But I get to eat my favourite churro! Didn't take picture of the stall because I was too excited, the next thing I know is I'm enjoying it already haha.

Next day its Malaysian Carnival, and here he is, our famous Chef Wan in Adelaide! He is demonstrating some recipe, I did not listen through the whole cooking, but he is super funny!

Nasi Lemak? here we have it all! Most of the stalls sell nasi lemak, so we got many choice to choose from. Other typical Malaysian food also available. But do not expect them to be exactly the same. But good enough  I guess?

Look at the queue and the crowd!

Lastly, is Moon Lantern Festival! I missed it last year so this is my first time celebrating it here in Australia. It was so impressive. The first thing I noticed when I reached there is Chinese songs are playing in the air! It has been ages to be in such atmosphere. There are performances by Adelaide's sister city in China, Shan Dong. Their performances are incredible, the best that I've ever seen in my life! Then there are food stalls, lanterns, parades and finally fireworks AGAIN! So blessed can see fireworks twice in 3 days. And more importantly no ordinary fireworks, they are really great firework shows. It was so crowded, it's like the whole Adelaide-ians were there, not only Asians, but literally everyone.

Andrea and I

the biggest lotus lantern EVER !!!

pascal? =P

Astroboy !

holding on my faith

I am still holding my faith in you, not withdrawing it out at all. Growing up is what everyone needs to experience. Yet everyone grows up in so many different ways, thus learning by so many different incidents. I guess this is a small turning point in your life, where you are growing, hopefully growing up to be a better person than you already are in our hearts. I know for now, you won't understand a thing that I've said to you, probably you are laughing at me for emphasizing so much on family ties, for improving ourselves as children rather than being angry and dissatisfied with parents. Not only that it's easier to achieve, we can communicate better with parents, we also contribute alot to a happy family, especially to one like ours. We love you, more than what you think, even though you won't agree, but that is the fact, a fact that will never get wiped off, forever. I hope that you will learn,  and hopefully God did not set a pathway that is too harsh for you to get through, and I am taking the challenge believing you will be a great person afterall. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My new baby

This is so exciting! Finally, finally! I bought Olympus Epl-3. The reason being that I have waited for so long is because originally I wanted the white colour, but it never reach! So I ended up getting the black one after waiting for around 1 month. Why do I change camera just after 2 years? Well my previous camera encountered lens error and it never function again. It is very expensive to change the lens so I got this new camera. But I learnt the lesson, don't get camera that is too delicate. My previous camera was fully touch screen, which means no button at all! I like the look of it in terms of compact camera as it has the clean look. Of course very good quality too. But again, too delicate! Ever since I got interested in camera, I always wish that I am able to learn more about photography and perhaps own a Dslr in future. Always admire beautiful photos taken by others. And now, I finally take a step closer to my secret dream. I chose this model mainly because of it has a mix of manual and auto functions, suitable for a beginner like me. Plus, it is so compact! It's so much more convenient for me to carry around, as I do carry around on normal days, plus a thought of matching it with my size. hahaha =D

Some shots taken with my new baby, thank you my friends, for letting me to take your precious photographs =D

I will improve myself, I will learn! =) Still feeling the excitement =P

Friday, September 9, 2011

Balzane by Longchamp

Longchamp has now comes out with the new line called Balzane. This video debuting the new line is very entertaining and full of fun as the title "Keep on riding" implies. Not describing much about the video or else I'm gonna spoilt the fun of it. This video is featuring Audrey Marnay, Eleonore Bridge and my favourite fashion blogger - Rumi Neely! Rumi is looking absolutely stunning in the video! Plus the video is taken in Paris! Oh Eiffel Tower *melts* The bag itself is the rider kind bag, suitable for any occassion. A clean look with a mix of classic and modern design. Check out LongChamp website to find out more about the Balzane collection.

Pink 21st

I'm now officially a lady, a 21 years old lady. Wow its already that long 0.0 21 years! And judging by the years that passed, my life has been really well, some small hurdles, a big rock on my pathway, but hey, that's all. Apart from all those, I really enjoyed my life to the maximum. 

From a naughty and super stubborn little girl, I am now grown up, being able to improve myself. I am still learning, to be a better daughter, a better sister, a better person. I appreciate everyone that entered my life, whether you are still staying here with me, or have left me. At least you were part of my life. Every single thing in my life is important, or else I would not be who I am now. 

Daddy, I know you have been having a hard time all this while. I understand, I really do. You are the greatest dad in the world. No matter what had happened, I love you, like how you love me.

Mum, thanks for raising me. I might not be the child that's easy to raise up, but I know you raised me up well, teaching me lots of knowledge. 

Bro, still remember we always argue over small stuffs since young. And we even fought before lol. Oh well that's how we "communicate" when we were young. I know things weren't easy for you too, but I'm always here for you. I hope that you will grow up being an independent, tough, and thankful person.

All friends of mine, thanks for everything, every single thing that you have done for me, that you have spoken to me. You all are my power to be strong. Friends that are far away from me, I miss you all, all the time. I wish you all well. And I will see you all soon. Friends that are here with me in this foreign land, thanks for everything, all the fun and all the surprises. Most importantly, all the love!

Look at all the love !!!

Now you know why is it called pink 21st. Pink table cloth, pink plates, pink cups, pink spoons, pink knifes, and pink serviettes!!! SO PINK! but I like hehe =P

and all the cola related candy 0.0 & mystery gift

Tiffany & Co, and flowers <3 <3 <3

All the photos above were taken from the celebration for the first night. Yeap they celebrated for me for two nights =) The second night, we went to eat steamboat at Ming's Steamboat at Morphett street. Its actually really yummy! They have 3 sauces, one that's salty, and then the middle one is peanut sauce, and then dried chilli sauce. But only the chilli one is nice, no joke.

Cake cutting session after steamboat =D One of my favourite - Tiramisu