Monday, February 28, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Update

Sorry reader(s?)! I've been excessively tired/uninspired and haven't felt like concentrating on much of anything lately... Don't worry though, I'll be back!

This Time Last Month...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 16

Your views on mainstream music.

If Hell were to exist, my idea of it would be being chained to a desk and being forced to listen to mainstream music (i.e. the same "songs" over and over until you wish you were deaf) for 8 consecutive hours a day every day... Oh wait...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 14

Your earliest memory.

My earliest memory is the trip that my family took to Ireland when I was only 4 years old. We went to visit my aunt and got to meet my cousins for the first time. Though I don't remember every detail of the trip, I remember Vany falling off the horse and suffering from a really bad concussion, my uncle smoking cigars, eating my oldest cousin Daniel's warm cheese & onion sandwiches, visiting castles, hitting my younger cousin Nashila because I thought she was really annoying (and getting in trouble after), me having to go to the emergency room because a dog bit my finger and it got infected, being enthralled by the different looking money (especially the change, which I think Nashila stole from me and that's why I hit her!)...

Monday, February 21, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 13

Somewhere you'd like to move or visit.

I'd like to visit T in Colorado!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 10, 11 & 12

Discuss your first love and first kiss.

My first kiss was in grade 8 when I was 14 years old. His name was Dave and I had the biggest crush on him: he was so cute and smart and 17! I couldn't believed he liked a string bean like me... Though the relationship was very brief, I'll never forget it.


Put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.

Here's the list of the first 10 songs that played from my iTunes (on shuffle):

1. Dr. Stangeluv- blonde redhead

2. glitch- anoice

3. your ex-lover is dead- stars

4. alas! alas! the breath of life- the ascent of everest

5. ants- john fruscieante

6. cymbal rish- thom yorke

7. just for you- sophie barker

8. instruments of action- forget cassettes

9. another night in- tindersticks

10. captain badass- songs: ohia


Bullet your whole day.

- Woke up early (7:00am)
- Had breakfast with my papa
- Did some chores (emptied the dish washer, folded the laundry, dusted...)
- Got ready to go out
- Took pictures for Sybs of her knitting projects
- Had lunch with my family
- Went to IKEA with my mom and sister
- Felt very sick at IKEA
- Ate supper
- Watched Top Chef with T (over the phone)
- And now I'm sulking because tomorrow is work (aka Bad Time)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

30 Day Challenge

I was feeling excessively tired yesterday and last night I got a horrendous vision impairing migraine that lasted all through the night. I'm still feeling the effects today so needless to say that concentrating on anything (especially involving a bright computer screen) has been difficult. Stay tuned though, 30 Day Challenge will be back soon!!

The King of Limbs

lotus flower

Radiohead released their 8th album, The King Of Limbs today! After listening to it a few times, here are my 2 favorite tracks:


give up the ghost

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 8

A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.

There have been many moments in life when I felt satisfied by either a good job, a great meal, an excellent grade, after a tough workout or a long run... To pinpoint one singular moment and label it as the most satisfying is difficult for me to do; but if I had to pick one moment, I would say right
At this moment, I have a loving healthy family, I live in a colourful & comfortable home, I have T who loves me very much, my belly & wallet are full, I'm healthy and feeling fit (even after the 10lbs of Valentine's day chocolate I must have eaten, which was very satisfying in itself). So yeah, I'm pretty satisfied just the way things are.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 7

Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.

Here are some characteristics of an Aquarius that fit with my personality eerily well:

- shy
- sensitive, gentle & patient
- humanitarian & philanthropic
- sympathetic & compassionate
- eccentric
- needs lots of space (to the point of being a loner)
- individualistic & independent
- unprejudiced & tolerant
- artistic, inventive, & imaginative
- dislikes interference by others
- has good taste in music & art
- may appear condescending
- does not bother getting to know people who do not appeal to them
- tends to bottle up anger and is prone to sudden bursts of anger

Monday, February 14, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 6

Write 30 interesting facts about yourself.

1. When I see a dusty surface or finger prints on a mirror, I feel compelled to "Windex".

2. Though I get sick a lot (as in throw up sick), I very rarely get colds. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I had one!

3. I have really poor circulation. My feet turn white at the first whiff of cold air and my fingers turn purple when I open the fridge or drink from a cold can of soda.

4. I'm a little sleep princess whose happiest after 8-9 hours of restful bliss (which means that I usually go to bed really early). I generally sleep through the night; however, if I'm sleeping in another person's bedroom, I have the hardest time falling asleep and staying there :(

5. I do not think fat jokes are funny.

6. Mildly spicey veggie Pad Thai has to be one of my favorite things to eat! I don't even care if it's made with fish sauce...

7. I'm a good listener (& I'll keep your secrets!).

8. I never leave the house without brushing my teeth and putting make-up on.

9. I don't swear (unless something is really shitty or really fucking awesome) but don't mind when others do.

10. I hate relish but I love pickles!

11. I find crossing something off a to-do list almost as satisfying as chocolate.

12. I take super good care of my nails.

13. I'm a big fan of stationary and fancy pens & pencils.

14. I appreciate rainy days.

15. My current guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelor.

16. I don't like making small talk on public transportation.

17. I read a lot but I'm still a terrible speller.

18. I'm obsessed with applying lipstick followed by chapstick.

19. My favorite #1 dessert of all time is the classic Charlotte.

20. I love waking up to an empty house but feel uncomfortable going to bed in one. This is something that I'm sure I'll (have to) get used to in time.

21. At restaurants, I look for older gentlemen eating alone. I love to watch them and imagine what there lives were like during their prime.

22. I have puffy fingers so I never wear rings for fear that they'll get stuck.

23. I can be a little hoity-toity sometimes.

24. My sister Sybil and I talk on the phone almost every night and we never run out of things to say to each other.

25. I wont eat baked goods with raisins in them, although I don't mind raisins on their own!

26. Bright lights give me a headache.

27. I haven't worn a bathing suit in public since I was a little girl, mainly because I don't look anything like ...

Audrina Patridge

28. My skin is super sensitive to itchy fabrics such as wool... This is why I prefer cashmere
(see #23).

29. It's my belief that being kind and gentle towards our loved ones and those who cross our paths on a daily basis is what we should all be doing, always.

30. When I drive under an overpass with a train, I always say a wish and wish for the same thing: for a happy ending.