Thursday, March 27, 2014

Yoga Poses in Angkor Wat

Some stretches after sunrise! 


Cool travelling with someone as fun as my dear friend here!


Great that the bf likes her company too =) 
Though he got stares from market sellers etc who thought he had 2 girlfriends! He said they'd offer him a 'woman' and then they'd look at us two and then immediately back off! LOL

Me with my tree pose =)

And PL with her bridge pose. So pretty!

We bought the same pants the night before we visited the Angkor Wat =) Red for me, blue for her!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bitter Confessions

When i was 23 i loved attending my senior colleague's or manager's weddings.

At that age, it's fun seeing OLDER people tie the knot. Now i'm almost 28 it sucks seeing everyone get hitched.

"When is you turn?", people annoyingly ask me. My heart fills with bitter volcanic fury while i fake a smile and force myself to be polite to these rude people who have no idea what pain they have inflicted upon me...

If i had a dick i'd have more say but as a chick my hands are tied until the other half pops the question. Statistics show that if a woman proposes or forces the man to propose, the marriage is 50% more likely to fail. Like Britney Spears.

Another thing that did hurt was that my childhood best friend did not ask me to be her bridesmaid. 
Given we are not as close as we once were.
Given i have already been bridesmaid once and will be bridesmaid again in March.
Given i did THINK that i didnt want to be her bridesmaid.
But still, when she named her bridesmaids on Facebook and i wasnt one of them, it does somehow hit me somewhere.

Not to tears. No tears shed. I didnt really want to do the whole bridesmaid thing a third time in the span of 1 year. But still, damned if u do, damned if you dont.

Either way I just cant win.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Resolutions

1. Lose another 5kg. Rolled forward from last year and many years before.

2. Get the front splits

3. Not dislocate shoulder again

4. Do something 2014/2015 NYE

I struggled coming up with a fifth resolution so i'll leave that blank till i decide i want to do something.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 comes to an end

First up, the resolutions. Two out of three achieved. 

Managed to buy a house and lose 5kg. Didnt get the splits for two reasons. One reason was because Steve and i moved into the new house! We did major renovations on the kitchen.

Before


And after $12,000 of work, labour and material


Pretty pleased =) We did a lot from sourcing the appliances, floor tiles, contractors - electrician and plumber who were good and plasterer who wasnt so good, got Steve's colleague to help us take down a wall to open up the living area and the tiling for the floor. Got the cabinets and benchtop purchased and Steve did the installation and finally the red tile splashback. Its home, i love it.

Steve and i celebrated our 1st Year Anniversary together


At the same cafe we went to for our first date. Just a simple one.

The next major thing to happen is my dislocated shoulder injury at silks in September. This is the second reason i didnt work on my splits.

Made good friends with the girls in class and i joined them for a night out the day after my injury


Me in my sling with the strong girls. Many outings since then


It was tough for me, to attend the cabaret and watch the other girls perform the routine i practiced so hard for before i had my injury. It nearly brought me to tears seeing five silks, and only 4 girls. The fifth was meant for me. The healing process was a character building exercise.

Me and our teacher Vanessa in front of the girls after the cabaret performance. One thing i learned is that if u want to be in a photo u have to run in on ur own. Never wait for others to call you to join in with a photo. That's what i did with this one, they were welcoming and Hazel captioned this photo "with recovering artist" =)

Also i realised i tend to overeat when i was doing pole and silks, which caused my weight to jump from 59kg about Sep 2011 to 64kg by Jan 2013. During my injury, i went a little easier with meal sizes and throughout spring i walked 30minutes during lunch on average 3 days a week and once or twice a week in the evenings. Back to 59kg by November 2013. Aiming to lose another 5kg in 2014. I figured it will help me in pole and silks, the less i weigh, the less strain i will put on my joints when lifting myself up.

My cousin Shereen came to Aust to study in April, met Tun around July or August and by December they got married! LOL.


My first time as bridesmaid and first time giving a speech! All the adults and Steve said i was good, Steve said i sounded posh. Yay! Family in Melbourne is getting bigger and bigger!

The last big thing to happen in 2013 came as a little Feather Baby, a noisy miner bird Steve and i adopted. 12 short days filled with love and chirps. We were devastated when it died one extremely hot afternoon. Burying it was painful and every time another couple refers to their dog as their child or to themselves as parents of a cat, i felt that life can be unfair and cruel...

Sums up my 2013. Eventful with a mixture of ups and very trying downs. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Feather Baby

Steve was waiting for me in the car while i ran some errands. As he sat, he saw this little bird flapping and trying to climb up a tree



He realised it fell out of its nest. We couldnt see how high the nest was, and he argued that if we left it there it would die.

 

Lots of people on social media have been calling their dogs their #Furkid, so i posted a picture and said #Featherkid.

 

Instead of feather kid, somewhere along the way the name evolved. Steve and i have been calling it Feather Baby =) Not a real baby but one with feathers.

Absolutely adore our little Feather Baby



It is attached to us too =)11days so far