Wednesday, April 24, 2013

my long overdue valentine's day post...

So I just downloaded all the photos I had in my phone after almost one whole year after I last synced my phone to the comp...

And so i have all these photos which i have almost never blogged about...:P
*bad blogger moment*

Saw this two which are too cute to not share...
the nuffies made a card for all the singles in the office. 
heh heh and this is mine. so cute lah!
and our newest edition to the churp family G gave me this. 
Wes gave me a valentine's day card in all awkwardness! yay! :D

lols 
自欺欺人
Xp

Ok that's it for this short post. I just wanted to show this two pics off. 

toodaloo!

Be a nice human. Hope you enjoy the day!
If not, tomorrow will be better!
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Monday, April 22, 2013

a box full of gratefulness.

Been surfing my favourite tumblr sites Happy things and The Pursuit of happyness last night after a long time being away from this two sites due to (o you know..being busy. :P) and found alot of inspiring stuff. :)

And as always...good things must be shared so here you go! From the two sites as mentioned. I will share them slowly because like good food, if you have too many to eat at a go, one might not be able to digest them and they might all just clash and not seem as good anymore...

So these are the few i'm sharing today...
i guess this must be applicable to me huh. 
till then it shall be. 
:)


one of my favourite authors. 
so let the good thoughts resonate in you. 
there will always be someone or something who is out to make your day and live a little more unpleasant, never let that get to you and be the bigger person. Instead of storing all the bad thoughts which will in turn just ruin your whole day...try to think of something better...:)
a difficult shot, but yes we can. 
after the grumbles. have a good thought!
 ...

 I saw this and was very inspired by it to create my own box to store the good things of the year, i will try to fill it up daily, i know sometimes i might turn lazy...but i will remind myself to do it...

and grateful people are happy people. 
there are so many things to be grateful and happy about everyday so I want to be that too. 

I know it's not exactly the start of the year, we're almost reaching the quarter but that doesn't matter. It's still a good initiative to start. :)

Would you try it out too?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

everyone wants to be a superhero

Yoohoo! Another new post so soon after my last post...looks like someone's been pretty hardworking lately eh.

So before the weekend came and everyone went yippeeyahoo TGIF~~~! throws clothes and run amok. (No that's not me in case you were wondering.) There was another exciting event to look forward to this week. hehe. What is it? Don't tell you. Read on to find out.

Secretly everyone wishes to be a superhero, don't lie! You know you want to. I for one know that if I were to die young *choy. touch wood* I would definitely want it to be for some heroic reason of course, not something so stupid that in the event that i meet buddha in my afterlife i would feel so stupid to say how i died. lol.

That got you think abit....so the answer must be yes right! With all the super hero action movies coming out now especially IRON MAN 3, I'm guessing that would be pretty much what most guys would like to be now. (Super man's clark kent is really cute to but i think it'll be pretty awkward to cosplay as a guy who wears his underpants on the outside no? :P ) Cosplaying as Iron Man would be awesome!
Look at that and tell me it won't be cool (?!)
gimme my suit nao!
But then again being a cosplay liker I know a cosplay costume must be done well to bring out the machoism, and a good suit is totally going to cost greens. And so this thursday i was able to don the full Iron man suit without burning a hole in my pocket. Muahaha. How? Don't be so impatient lah! I'm getting there already!

All thanks to the good people at Disney together with Nuffnang,I was able to attend this media event that allowed all of the Nuffnangers and other media participants to suit up as Iron Man before the launch of the Iron Man 3 movie next week. Went down with a friend and photo credits with thanks to her. :) 

I was first greeted with all the Iron Man suits which can be found in the latest movie...feast your eyes on these....









Guess which of these were my favourite? :)

yesh. the original and iron patriot well cause it's mostly in blue which i love! :)
was lazy to do a manual collage so i used this online app to collage the pic above!

next is the suiting up part! heh. 
Iron man is not spidey man thus he does not have a camera as part of his props.
(i grew up watching marvel, so i know stuff like this. lol)
and so i can only take the process of someone else suiting up! 

 Here is Randy one of the Nuffnang blogger suiting up! Basically it's a augmented reality "game". In this game, all one has to do is stand in the assigned are and follow the simple actions (aka the super hero actions lah, you know you know...posey posey abit) 

Then *imagine the metal sound* piang piang piang* you are suited up virtually with your very own Iron Man amour. Cool or nottt. 

Let you be one minute of superhero also quite shiok lah hor. :P
completing the process! 
The last part just before the mask go on...you get to admire yourself in a Tony Stark moment, then *piang. sound effect again* you are Iron man!

But!
That's not all;)

Once suited up you can be another minute of a super hero, shiok a little bit more lah. haha.
But sorry, no damsel in distress to save..only have a rough 15 seconds of music to dance to the music...

Iron man dances?
video
haha...if only the iron man dances the macarena! hehehe.
that would be pretty epic. 

And after this there are two stages of game which was unfortunately i have no photo of...whoops...:X 
Exciting mah...gomen gomen. 
It was to shoot the flying targets and practice flying! No damsel to save but a super hero needs to practice to  be on your feet to save the world okay?


 Toys. Whoever say figurines were only for kids got it wrong. All wrong. 
 For all you Iron Man fans out there....chiong ahhh! 
thank you Disney for hosting us & the lovely goody bags (neh above! heh) and Nuffnang for bringing us down. :)

Are you excited for the release of the movie?!
I have a few friends who already prebooked their tickets...talk about fanatics!
woohoo!

Tony wait for mee k.
(as if calling my best friend like that)

Catch it in theater's next week! gogogo!
*sound effects*
piu piu piu zoooom!
(that was supposed to be the sound of Iron man shooting to save the day and flying off to his next destination...lol. Use abit of imagination! :P )

Friday, April 19, 2013

perspective and critiques

Very often we are our own worst critiques. Most of us are pretty critical of ourselves, whether in weight, looks etc. I feel this is pretty much the fault of people who want to sell their products thus they make us believe that we are not good enough and never will be and shouldn't be. Cause why else would we need their products right? Media, is playing a good part in helping this evil.

In all fairness, of course media is good for many other things, but with a yin there's a yang. 8/10 women easily can tell you straight out at least 3 things they would like to change about themselves. Change don't get me wrong is not a bad thing, it's just that in this day and age we never feel that it's enough. We never feel pretty and good enough.

I wanna be thinner, taller, more muscular, bigger eyes, longer eyelashes....and the list can go on for light years if you let it. Let's face it, even though we know (think) we have stuff we can improve on, we aren't all that bad altogether right?

We never realise how different we are from what we think we are, i particularly like this campaign done by Dove, the messaging was pretty simple and not for sales or at least not in your face. It was more to let women know, we are mostly prettier than what we credit ourselves for.

Watch this feel good campaign here:



Honestly, even though I recognise faces, i would be pretty bad at describing them. I bet I wouldn't even be able to describe myself properly. And why I believe this campaign is true is because sometimes when i hear my girl friends complaining about their problems I look at them and think to myself, no freaking way. You look so good, and whatever you were complaining about, i honestly don't see it. My pals are always beautiful to me. And this is in all honesty...not necessarily i mean like super model hot or sorts, but there is this one thing in each person which will glow. Their human spirit.People i make friends with, are good people and good people shine right? That's the glow i'm talking about.

When you look into the mirror and feel good, don't put yourself down. Embrace it :) I'm not calling for narcissism though! ;P

Love youself more. You don't give your original self enough credit. :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

quarter life crisis?

So I decided to fulfill (my english has deteriorated from too much auto correct that in this sentence itself i had two mis-spellings of  of fulfill and deteriorated. oh boy. All this quick english and social media will make my english teacher in primary and secondary and newswriting prof in uni flip. Must take note before I become one of those yuppies with really bad english ( or so the adults like to think)) what i written in my previous blogpost today as a start - to write more. :)

In between the first paragraph and second my comp decided to do an impromptu shut down but chrome was able to restore it....hoorah!:D (wait a minute, i know what you are thinking. I am still a firefox fan, but the browser has some problem on my home comp...so i'm using chrome here. Firefox you know i still love you. ;P)
found this cute firefox vs chrome pic from mr google. 

Ok, so after much digressing in the first paragraph I would really want to go back to HELLO Quarter Life Crisis! Does it even exist?! I believe it's really much something people make up along the way. 

"Hey there's mid life crisis. The younger generation need one too ok - we need a label, term or something to express our difficulties at this stage." And thus i guess that was how quarter life crisis came about. I did a quick google and here you go! What is coined as quarter life crisis is:

I guess this is pretty true, at every point in life when we make transitions it is a scary one. Kindergarten to Primary to Secondary to Pre U to Uni to Work to Marriage to having Kids. For some it is more smooth flowing, for some we have to stumble along the way to understand what is to make out of each stage and path of our life during that period. Rather than say it changes us, i would put it as it molds us. 

I recently just turned 25 in March. Ah great, announce to the world how old i am, smart move. smart move. -.- but then again as a friend who pointed out to me that not many people would put their birth year on fb so brazenly for everyone to know their age, i flatly replied, and that is my age, i am that old, so be it. 

haha. I never really realise how old it is to be 25 years old, for starters, I thought 24 years old last year was pretty close 18-19 year old age....boy was i horrified to do the math and realise it was a good 7-8years. *oh god help me. i'm living in oblivion* 

I guess me being so slow to realise is pretty much in line with my character and whole life. I am never one of those witty smart ass kid who thinks and reacts quick on their feet. In fact i mostly feel that i belong to the 慢半拍group. Studies wise showed pretty clearly, but i was a hardworking kid ok. 有一点笨笨有一点傻傻的but老天爱笨小孩 right? Must be lah. haha. 

Physiologically and psychologically i also mature a little slower. I learn and want things differently. My body also reacts more slowly. At the age where everyone was having adolescence "pimples" I was having non of that. At poly most people clear up and start soaring like swans. Me? I flared with pimples after poly years somewhere beginning of my Uni days. (Those were some dark days. Funny to say now, but #Truestory. Bad skin is no joke) At the age where most girls are very into brands, makeup and dressing prettily I took in non of that even when all my housemates were busy shopping in the outlets I was happy getting minimal stuff. 

I think mentally I have finally reached their state of mind then (2 years ago) so if i were to go back in time to the time when i were in the states I would be able to appreciate alot more things. That being said, no i am still not all girly girl. I still like being cool, and handsome appropriately sometimes, not all days feel like girly days. lol

Filed my taxes for the first time this year, paying for my own insurance and those card bills of my buys i am owning responsibility of myself. Partly, minimally, because after all one is living under the same roof with my parents which i'm grateful for. With my keep, i probably am not able to feed myself and have a sturdy roof over my head.yet. (property prices, can you go down or not?). I do take everyday alot for granted seemingly, but i am very thankful actually. :)

I guess my transition of quarter life crisis comes in the form of seeing every other friend around me getting married with plans of the future. For me now as much as I try to see, it seems pretty hazy, pretty foggy. I want to step into the next transition of life, i want to provide as much as i can for my parents cause they are growing older, i need to learn to be a pillar and not just a bamboo stick to row the boat. And as per how i've done it my whole life, I'll take it a step at a time, I won't rush into anything just because I'm drowning, and i need a life buoy, for if i ever do that it would be most selfish to not only whomever but myself. That being said, sometimes I wonder if i shouldn't be so rational. And be selfish, cause someone once asked me, isn't it easier to just take care of yourself and disregard the consequences? But i do, if i selfishly do stupid stuff for stupid reasons and then feel bad about it. wouldn't that be more self harming?

O well, I've pretty much gone through life in this manner of slow and steady, (never 100% sure cause who knows what tomorrow brings. but when i decide to venture out, i'll put my best into it. never failed) i'll get there. :) I can't fail myself, nor my parents at least. and yesh. i still believe i am that hardworking kid who works for my future, boring and uncool to say, but at least i can say I try to make the best choices my future. :) act yi ge hardworking only. lol

So 神啊, 再一次帮一帮, 这个糊里糊涂的以25的小妹妹。 不老但也不小了。 哈哈。its time to find that someone to melt the black frozen ice block, with my rationality, fear? and stubborness. I doubt the higher powers can help me...but still. somehow? one will never know. If not, i can always travel around the world in my own independence. :D 

there. i decided not to end it on a gloomy note. 
 pic from fanpop.com

And so i always secretly somehow hope, as slow as i am in blooming, it does not turn out to be a bad thing in life. it will be as Fa Zhou Mulan's father put's it...
"the most beautiful of all"