Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Simple recollections of those days (Part 1)

Today I helped a friend print some pictures and it made me realized I haven't printed any pictures myself since the beginning of 2008. My family used to take lots of pictures and have them printed every so often which leaves us with an extensive collection of albums back at home. Since I was presented with my very own personal camera before leaving for Perth early this year, I have been snapping away but had not printed any of my collection of pictures partly because it is uploaded on Facebook or stored away in picture folders for viewing instead of keeping hard copies of it. But as I was looking through the pictures I printed for my friend, it hit me that I actually miss looking at printed pictures and being able to have them on walls or in a photo frame. Note to self : Get my favorite pictures printed soon.

Looking through my own collection of picture folders, picture after picture stirred a sentimental hunger in my heart accompanied by sweet memories of the past. Here are some to share:
When we were very much younger, living under the same roof and attending the same high school
3 years later - Our last moments together before we parted different ways. The best of times with my gorgeous little sister (Vic) who has grown into an incredible young lady ready to make her mark in this world. My heart aches being apart from her and missing her every single day!

Back in those days when we were in school as early as 6.30am and having to survive the hot and humid weather in our uniforms. 3 years after -Indah still as beautiful as ever, yummy sundaes and without our uniforms. Sushi cravings and great company - Daphne long time friend and an inspiring one indeed! Latest inspiration from her is to run! Chinese New Year 2008 were one of the happiest moments! Friends that brighten up my world!
Miri would have never been the same without these wonderful people! Kawan-kawan tersayang! Friends who makes the world a better place! Love them to bits and pieces! Tribute to Stan buddy and his hat! He had my back during our days at camp serving our National Service call. One of my favorite shirts! Way to go Liverpool on their latest victory and triumph! More to come! Stay tuned~

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Credit Crunch Bites

How much do you think this would cost? I just finished an oak leaf lettuce yesterday which meant salads for lunch and dinner for an entire week which was already an accomplishment. I thought there was no way I would be able to finish a whole lettuce all by myself before it rots away in the fridge - but I did! Today, I saw this bunch of lettuce gourmet at the local IGA selling for $1.39! And it looked so pretty and so big which is certainly value for money! It's even bigger than the lettuce that lasted me a week! It is so big it could not possibly fit into the plastics they had so I carried it around as though it was a bouquet of flowers! IF I had to get married on a budget all in the name of love or if there would be another financial crisis then, I might consider one of this as my wedding bouquet! Ha Ha! Okay, maybe not green but the purplish ones might do the trick! I think I am starting to look like a lettuce myself having had so much of it and more to come.

I am nearly finished with uni *sigh* Today was my last day of classes! I can't believe it myself. Time flies doesn't it? All sorts of thoughts running through my head. There are many uncertainties but I shall continue to trust the Lord for the future that awaits me.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little bundles of bursting brilliancy

Day light saving commenced at 2am today.

When peaches came along, blossoms and downy creature
s took heart, while pears gave shape to artist's dreams, plums plumbed new depths and one mango is never enough - such are these gorgeous fruits that make up a sweet combination that make you endeavor a busy market scene.

After contemplating whether to make a trip to the Subiaco fresh food market today just before i
t closes, I finally did all for my love of mangoes at the very last minute. By the time I got there, I found myself in a crowd of people, being pushed around and stretching my short arm as far as possible just so I can reach for the bananas that were selling for 99 cents per kilo and mangoes for $2 each. Bargains! Amidst the noisy crowd, I heard a lady shouting repeatedly "$1, $1! Very cheap, very cheap!" - a call I could not ignore. So I braved through the busy crowd just to see what I can get for $1- mind you, very cheap! I got a whole bag of cute little mandarin oranges for $1.

By the time I came out of the market alive thankfully, I was ready to head home with enough fruits to make a fruit basket and more! Strawberries were only $2.49 for a 500g punnet, there were nectarines and peaches too! Funny how some of the joys in life are made up of the least significant things! I remember Mum when I have my mangoes and I remember Dad when i have my bananas. I sure miss them!

While enjoying the drive home, I caught someone staring at me from the car next to me but being the careful driver I am *lol* I had my focus on the road but this someone was still staring and so when I finally had the chance to glance back, I was a little shocked at first but was humored at what I saw. It goes to show how attractive I am *laughs* A hot guy- not! In fact, even better ....

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This is my world within.

Never say never. I never thought I would someday blog but I sure was wrong.

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Blessed birthday my beautiful sister!

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