flawed work of art.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

The rules:-
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules. -chowchow
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eight people at the end of this post and list their names.
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

(i) I grew up loving sesame street.

(ii) I don't eat chili.

(iii) before 12, I never ate pizza cos' I thought the red sauce on it was chili.

(iv) last night, I dreamt that I went on a holiday with my parents to India. not of my own free will, but bamboozled by my mother, who gave me the impression that we were going to Europe.

(v) I don't wear red.

(vi) bako bought me a coat, 2 scarves and a brolly from esprit for my b'day.

(vii) my brother, daniel and I have identical moles on our left feet, around our big toe.

(viii) I prefer brown kaya to green kaya.


1. How many children do you want?
none. or one.

2. What do you want the most now?
to complete a 1000-word non-fiction piece by 2pm.

3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
writer/photographer extraordinaire... with an awesome kitchen!

4. If you can have one more dream come true, what would it be?
to have all the material I've learnt at my fingertips and complete all my assignments asap.

5. What are you afraid to lose now?
the people I love.

6. Do you believe in being in love forever?
what can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic.

7. If you meet someone you love, would you confess to him/her?
no, but it may slip.

8. What would you do when you're feeling down and depressed.
wail like a baby.

9. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
I'm glad you asked! Important points would be that the person must be taller than I am (not that hard to do), have a good command of English, and is able to make decisions and not be all wishy-washy. Also, he has to be filial but not choose his mother over me, kind and generous but not a spendthrift, caring and extremely concerned of my well-being but not give in to me too much, intelligent but not be complacent with it, have a great sense of humour but not try to be the class clown, be adventurous but not unstable, be willing to change for me but not be too malleable, occasionally showers me with gifts, show me lots of affection but not be too clingy, be able to hold his end of the conversation with me but not argue with me. Also must not be any of the following: alcoholics, workoholics, sexaholics, commitment-phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits, or perverts.
Aren't you glad you asked?
(that's xin's answer. I was absolutely laughing my arse off reading that. credits to bridgetjones!)
my answer: just as long as he loves me as much as his heart can allow. then everything else will fall into place.

10. Which type of person do you hate the most?
arrogant smartarses.

11. Do you cherish every single of your friendships?
honestly, no.

12. Do you believe in God?

13. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?
THE most important thing is death. because without it, we'd never appreciate anything/anyone.

14. Do you find it necessary for you to have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
no, a lot of successful people are single.

15. What do you want your friends to be like?
good sense of humour.

16. What kind of friend do you hope to be in your friends' eyes?
a good one.

17. If you can have a change, which part of your character would you like to change?
I'd really like to be more patient!

18. If you're feeling low one day, who will you go to?
Most probably my besties =)

19. Would you die in order to save the ones you love?
in a heartbeat.

20. [My question] dark, milk or white chocolate?

Instructions: Remove 1 question from above, and add in your personal question to make it a total of 20 questions. Then tag 8 people in your links list at the end of the post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

- any character from sesame street
- you if you're bored
- the big issue dude at the corner of sydney myer building
- my creative writing tutor. hehehehe.
- the waitress at nelayan, the skinnier one.
- people who were born on the 5th of april!
- mr. kenta toyota. (the guy on deal or no deal s'pore hunk edition)
- the plump chinese guy who works as a receptionist at one of the hotel apartments near vic mart. because he's a stuck-up gay bitch.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 @ 9:57 am
I spent 5 minutes squatting in front of a glass aquarium today, tapping lightly against the glass where a papillon pup (exhibit A) sat licking the part of the glass where my finger was pressed against. bako was looking at me from a distance wishing he was lightyears away as I cooed at its cuteness, attracting not only the little pup's attention, but also some curious onlookers.

exhibit A.

also encased were shioodle pups (shih-tzu + poodle) and pomchi pups (pomeranian + chihuahua). bako says it's disgusting because they were mated artificially just to get that specific cross breed. :(

I miss mochi, the little family pup with incontinence.
oh and furbie rocks too, despite the autism.

Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 6:26 am
it's laundry day! :)

brighton beach, victoria.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 3:21 am
before coming to melbourne, I wasn't too bothered about not being able to cook, I mean, there's always instant noodles what. also, I was excited to have my own little kitchenette and put whatever I liked in my food.
then, bako came along, and my hopes of a clean, tidy, minimalistic kitchen were dashed as he was the yan can cook kind of guy. plus, he's indonesian, meaning that everything has got to be rice-orientated.. I like rice just as the next person, but indonesians eat rice 3 times a day (and sometimes more!), which is a biiiit too much lah.
this post shows one of many dishes we whipped up. light years away from gordon ramsay, but hey, gordon ramsay was initially a footballer. *shrugs*

happy bako at our first official dine-in meal - chicken breast fillets with blanched veg.

oh, and yes, that's my new toaster.

which brings me to one of my favourite spreads on toast - creamy peanut butter! I don't care if it's supposedly cancer-causing! so is smoking, but do you see people NOT smoking on the streets? I don't think so!

mee goreng!

pasta and steak. yum.

lastly, my chocolate birthday cake that bako bought home. please ignore pj's on chair. :)

Sunday, April 13, 2008 @ 9:29 am
I have just spent the last 2 hours and a half:
- vacuuming
- doing the laundry
- doing the dishes
- dedusting the living area
- changing bed linen
- cleaning the stove

and I'm bushed.
readings to do, tute work to complete.

Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 3:25 am
b'day photos!

this is xin, before.
nervous, scared and long-haired.

this is xin, after. smiling, relieved and short-haired!

the first-time hairstylist at work. may I add that I was just as nervous as the little miss? my hands were practically shaking!

world's greatest shave IH group - contestant #1: adrian in deep meditation. *yi ge da xi gua...* (translation: one big watermelon)

my b'day tulips!

and look how pretty they've bloomed :)

Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 6:52 am
watching me
like you never watched no one
don't tell me that you didn't try and check out my bum
cos' I know that you did
cos' your friend told me that
you liked it.
-kate nash, 'merry happy'

nothing like a warm afternoon nap to put a delicious smile on my face. :)
try it!

Sunday, April 06, 2008 @ 1:58 am
support xin in the world's greatest shave! (that's why I cut her hair in the first place. raise money for the leukaemia foundation!)
plus, she gave me a mr. tsore tee! WOOO! *sings a team song*

first of all, thanks for the wishes on my tag! I don't think I ever received so many tags in one day! that's awesome!
so, let's see how my b'day begun... woke up in the morning to a 'sayang, happy birthday!' and some plastic poking up my nose. and when I opened my eyes, it was my favourite boy in my favourite shirt and holding my favourite flowers! awwww. by the way, that translates to bako in a nice striped work shirt and holding a bouquet of white tulips.
oh, did I mention he got me macca's hotcakes and mcmuffins? :D
then, we went scarf and coat shopping with him being a few million rupiahs poorer.... (errrr?)
in the late afternoon, set off to IH to cut xin's tassles! it was not easy la. I thought it'd be as easy as cutting rope, but er, not really. and kk didn't help with his shouting and freaking out, should've cut off his little man. jokes aside, I'm truly sorry I was a bad hairdresser and maimed your lovely rebonded hair. :(
to get it off my mind, bako and I watched Horton Hears a Who! which I thought was cute lah, me likey! then, jangjangjang, we went to il Cavallino on lygon and happily strolled home after chicken pizza, chips, veal cutlets, salmon ravioli and (this is for fang) midori lemonade! see, thou art sorely missed, madam!

Friday, April 04, 2008 @ 1:01 pm
I want to
change the world,
I sleep.

I want to
believe in more
than you and me.

but all that I know is that I'm breathing.
all I can do is keep breathing.
all we can do is keep breathing

-Ingrid Michaelson, 'Keep Breathing'

you know sometimes you feel overwhelmed? like something inside you's gonna come and eat you whole? I feel that way. and I can't do anything about it.
Happy Birthday to Me.