Thursday, August 18, 2005

No Time for Blogging

Moving is such a pain. I spent all of last weekend tidying up my old place and transporting boxes to the new one. It took a few trips but I’ve finally moved all my things to Reid. I also spent a good few hours scrubbing the bathroom, vacuuming the lounge and my bedroom and mopping the kitchen at my old flat. I thought it’ll go on forever! I don’t think I’ve ever wished for a weekend to end… not until last weekend anyway. I just didn’t realise that a more daunting task awaits me…


Yes, I did manage to get all of them across to my new place... 4 Huge boxes and a few shopping bags. ;)

boxes 1

Halfway through...

boxes 2

... and struggling

I wish I could go back to the weekend before last. It's exactly what I need right now - a fun and steady weekend in Sydney. :) It was pretty full on but I did get to see most of the people that I wanted to catch up with. Crashed at Liz' on Friday, went around the city with Len, Andrew and Joris on Saturday and spent time with the family on Sunday. Oh, and I had to stop myself from hoarding Ikea as well. Will save it for later when I've organised everything at the new place. :p

with andrew and len

with Len and Andrew at Waga Mama

good buy

My amazing buy! Been eyeing this out for ages. Hehe.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


The days are going by really quickly. I’m moving to a new place on the weekend and I’ve hardly packed anything! I haven’t even had the chance to talk about last weekend and Saturday’s almost here again. It’s just been a really busy week, that’s all.

I told myself I’ll finish packing my stuff by Friday. And let me tell you, I’m nowhere close to reaching that goal. I picked up a dining setting from Nicholls last Monday and it took me ages to get there and back. Plus the Desperate Housewives season finale was on telly that evening so I didn’t get to pack a single thing. Tuesdays are booked for salsa so I didn’t get to do anything on that evening either. It was so much fun last Tuesday though. I invited Lauro, Dave and Csaba to salsa cos we didn’t have enough guys in the class. I think they all liked the idea of meeting heaps of girls and not having too much competition. ;) Unfortunately for them, too many guys showed up that night. It was still fun though. We discovered that not all Brazilians were born to be on the dance floor. I think our teacher also realised that talent isn’t always in the blood (kidding Lauro! :p). As for last night, I was quite determined to get some work done so I headed straight to Woolies after work. I got some boxes for storing stuff and managed to put some bags and winter clothes away. I still have heaps of things to go through but I don’t think I’ll be able to pack again until tomorrow. I have Spanish tonight so I think I’ll really end up doing everything at the last minute. We’ll see how we go.

On to other things (not that there’s much to tell)…

1. It snowed today. That rarely happens by the way. And it felt a lot like being in Melbourne yesterday… sunny one minute, drizzling the next.
2. Maria flew out this morning. :( She’s spending 16 days in Canada before finally heading home to Venezuela. Te extraño mi amiga!

And back to my dilemma… Any suggestions on how I can pack these?




Monday, August 08, 2005

All I Want for My Birthday Are...

too many things! Haha!

Here are 23 cos I'm turning 23! ;)

A. Books
1. The Travel Book (A Journey Through Every Country in the World) by Lonely Planet
2. a good Spanish Verb book
3. Memoirs and/or On the Blue Shores of Silence: Poems of the Sea, both by Pablo Neruda
4. Feast: Food to Celebrate Life or Forever Summer, both by Nigella Lawson
5. Kinokuniya gc’s

B. Me? Vain?
1. MAC’s So There Jade power point eyeliner
2. a big utility bag
3. shoes, shoes and more shoes! :D

C. Simple Pleasures
1. a home-cooked meal or home-made treats (since I’m always the one in the kitchen, I thought I’ll let myself be spoiled this time)
2. raspberry framboisine from the French patisserie in Civic
3. simple catch-up over dinner or coffee (extra happy if we go to Thai Spice, Iori or Turkish Pide House)
4. practice conversations in Spanish
5. come to dance class with me… and if you find it fun, be my dance partner. :D
6. phone calls from friends and family (especially people I haven’t talked to in a while)

D. Asking for the Moon
1. a 60GB iPod
2. a 12” Powerbook G4 or a VAIO T350P/S
3. contributions to my Amazing Race 2006 fund ;) (Hi Ma!)

E. Other Things…
1. sponsor a child through World Vision – visit World Vision or World Vision Australia for more information. They need sponsors for 10,000 children by the end of August. Ok, it's not really for me but I'll be so happy if you can help further this good cause.
2. lesson passes (Yoga, Pilates, Salsa, Street or Flamenco)
3. Gael Garcia Bernal’s short films (or Gael Garcia Bernal himself! Haha! ;))
4. international phone cards
5. massage, massage, massage
6. Electric Shadows’ six-tix movie pass

I do realise that nobody reads my blog (except for Len and Bubay siguro) but hey, my Mom might just chance upon this list. Who knows? I might end up getting lucky. Heehee! ;)