Today was quite a full day - in the late morning, Mark, Tante Linda, Yudhi and myself went to Lower Hutt. We went to Mad Butchers as Mark wanted to stock up on meat.
We drove to Hutt Golf Club - Mark showed Tante Linda and myself around.. took a few pictures... did more grocery shopping at Yans and Pak N Save and then headed to Queensgate for a really late lunch at Bento Bowl.
Went home to rest for a bit before our evening plans.
Went to Lido with Tante Linda and Adjie to watch a rock and roll band play.. really enjoyed that.. we had a nice dinner there too. Yudhi came by to join us a bit later on. We went back to Mark's and just hung out there with Tante Linda.
Went window shopping after work with Mark, Tante Linda and Yulat today. We then went and had our weekly Friday night dinner at Sweet Mother's Kitchen where Bang Dade joined us too.
Adjie and Iyud came by later on and we relocated to Fidels Cafe for coffee and dessert. Sammy came by then and we had a great time laughing and talking, taking a few pictures and just enjoying each other's company.
Some of us then went back to Mark's place to hang out for a bit. I chatted with Tante Linda till quite late and then the boys dropped me home where crashed!
Caught up with Yusuf for brunch at Lido Cafe today (sat in the sun.. which felt amazing!). He's leaving NZ for good next week.. We don't see each other very often but it's always really nice talking to him. :)
Went home and scrapped... worked on Angie Delarie's DT technique tutorial....
After that, I just pretty much went over to Mark's to hang out with the boys for the rest of the evening.. pretty much the last weekend hang out for a while since his mom will arrive on Monday and will be staying for a month.
Been trying to re-vamp it a bit.. change things around.. and it's not 100% done done, but I'm ok with that...
It's not up to date and has a huge gap between March and now.. but I've accepted that it will take me a while to get those posts up and that I'll just have to back date them...
I've got most of the links of blogs/websites I want on the right done.. and the general look of this blog re-vamped.. so I'm happy with that.
This month I will start over.. and do my absolute best to keep up with my daily postings... so fingers crossed that will happen... on days that I just can't manage to post, I'll catch up.. and I'm ok with that.
Work's pretty slow today - went out to the PO Box to get mail - that killed about 40 minutes.. a nice walk and a chance to get out of the office for a bit. Sarina rang and caught up with me for a bit. Uneventful day really.
Got up super early and got picked up by Kevin and Mario today. Went to support the boys at Culture Kick in Berhampore - was drizzling for a bit and then it cleared up, but still pretty cold and windy at times!! I was pretty much the only girl (in our group of friends) who was there that early!! Lia and Ovy came along around 11am so I wasn't the only girl there cheering the boys on.
There was a bit of eye candy around but at the same time a fair share of eye sore too!! :D
Poor Emir got injured and ended up in A & E!! :( After both our boys' teams lost, all of us went to A & E to check on him only to find that he would be a while yet, so we went to search for lunch at Yeung Shing Chinese Takeaway - pretty much everyone's favorite! :)
Not long after, Emir actually turned up there with Bang Dade who took him to A & E. That was a pretty late lunch and then I went on to Oriental Bay with Dedi and Edwin to just hang out for a bit and had gelato from Kaffe Eis.
Went home and slept till 7pm - had a splitting headache!! Did a bit of ironing and then went back to bed!
Had a nice lazy read in bed this morning and then lunch at Tante Yanti's in Lower Hutt. Went home and continued reading - finished Kiss Me Once, Kiss Me twice.
Headed out to Fidels for dinner/coffee with a whole bunch of friends - been a while since some of us caught up. It was also Earth Hour when we were there.. a bit hard to eat by candle light I must say.. not a big fan of not being able to see what I put in my mouth!
Received new scrappy goodies from Scrapbook Outlet today. Started to form more ideas for Hana's album.
Started searching for photos for the album and editing them - going with sepia toned photos. Attempting vintage-look scrapping - those of you who know me will know that I don't ever do vintage-look... I just don't know how to do muted colors very well. But I'm pretty confident with what I envisioned in my head, so let's hope that the end product looks like what I see in my head!! :)
Met up with Lisa today to have a catch up and walked along Lambton Quay. Bought Vampire Academy books since I had Borders discount vouchers to use. :)
Went into Glassons to have a quick look around and saw the tunic I've been wanting and didn't manage to get back in summer were back on the racks and at 1/2 price too!! And they had my size too.. so I guess it's meant to be!
Went grocery shopping, went home, uploaded photos to Facebook, re-read Night World and went to bed.
Uploaded photos from last night on Facebook as I promised Bunda. Did one load of laundry, cleaned up my room a bit, jumped in the shower and got dressed.
Gober and Bibhien came by around midday as agreed - I worked on their make up and then my own for the Southeast Asian Night Market event this evening. Got picked up and driven to Shed 5 where all performers (from all the different countries) were congregating and where the restaurant/bar has been cleared out to convert into one huge waiting area for all of us. It was fun people watching and catching up with Palmy friends.
Had my hair taken care of by Mba Nina while I catch a moment to breathe.
Performed twice tonight.. the first time was a bit nerve-wrecking since we were performing on a heavy platform on the water!! It took a bit to control my balance as the platform moved quite a bit. Russell and Sarina actually turned up to watch me dance! :)
Had a wonder around the food stalls to have a look.. lots of people stopped me and some of the girls to take photos with us in our full costumes. It was pretty fun! :)
Second performance went a lot better and I managed to get used to the moving stage, so was able to keep my balance a lot better! I had fun and was kinda glad when it was over and we could get out of our costumes.. of course not before copious amounts of photos were taken.
Hung out with the girls and others at the Indonesian stall for a bit - ate a bit and just chatted. Initially wanted to go for coffee, but everyone was just too knackered! So we all called it a day.
Today was a pretty long day at work. Bunda PM'd me on Facebook wanting to catch up and told me to rally up the usual suspects. Went for dance practice and briefing at KBRI for tomorrow. We were very well fed at the embassy today! :)
Went home, showered and got ready. Faisal picked me up and we went to pick up Bang Dade as well and headed to Southern Cross. Bunda was already there and not long after, Priza, Mark and Sammy arrived too.
The evening was filled with mojitos (really yummy but packed quite a punch!), photos, lots of laughter, an incident where Bunda and I ended up on the ground and we all went home by around midnight... a pretty memorable evening.
Freezing cold day today - read lots of long reports at work. I needed comfort food so I made mie goreng when I got home from work.. had a pretty cruisy evening today surfing the Net, editing photos, printed 365 photos, read and called it a day in 3 layers of clothing and 2 pairs of socks!!!
Sketching and planning a mini album that I've been commissioned to do! :) It's my ex-bf's and one of my oldest friend's birthdays today... Happy birthday Jay and Happy birthday Yuk Wen!!!
I am just terrible with keeping up with editing my daily photos, scrapping them and blogging this past month or so.. I'm so far behind that I'm panicking about catching up! I hate not having enough time in the day and I hate that some days, after I get home from work, all I want to do is read, or listen to music while I surf blogs or SISTV or Facebook. And I especially hate that I always want to scrap when I'm actually at work, and by the time I get home, the yearning and mojo have just disappeared! UGH!Anyway.. that's all for today... over and out!
Today went soooo slowly at work.. not too sure why! I usually love Mondays.. but today it felt like Monday dragged on for far too long!
I had dance practice after work... took the cable car up to the top of Kelburn and walked to the Indonesian Embassy. I'm glad I took the Night World Vol 1 book with me... re-reading this again.. since I need to stop buying books for a while in order to save up for the iPod Touch that I've been dying to get. :) I read on the cable car and at the Embassy while waiting for practice to start and again at home... sometimes I just get so engrossed in a book I can't do much else. Especially crazy in the cases of the Twilight series since I've read it so many times and I still find it hard to put the books down, even after re-reading them.I'm finding the same problem with the Night World series today... :)
Busy morning but cruisy afternoon at work today - had a nice chat with Michele and Britt at work.
Made scrambled eggs (my style!) for dinner and just finished up a layout. Downloaded a few songs, played Bejeweled, backed up photos on my laptop and did a bit of editing. Just a nice relaxing evening for me today.
Woke up early and got picked up by Dhani. We went to Mba Nina's place to pick up the remainder of stuff left over from the last garage sale.
Jeffry and Mba Nina invited us in for breakfast... got to hang out and love on Kezia and Zay for a bit.. :)
Went to Rania's place and set everything out to sell. Spent most of the day just socializing and enjoying the sunshine. Tante Eti sold bubur ayam too... yum! :)
Got dropped home by Bang Dade and then went to evening mass. Stopped by Priza's to hang out for a bit and went to dinner at Wholly Pizza with Priza, Mark, Sammy and Adjie. It was nice to finally try New York style pizza.. they were huge!!!
Got up really early to get hair and makeup done for dance performance. Managed to take pictures and still have a fun time while we're all rushing around. Checked out and drove to Hastings at 10.30am. We got there with plenty of time to spare before our turn to perform. It rained on and off but never for long, thankfully. Our performance went really well and we truly enjoyed ourselves today.
We had lots of people asking to take photos with us and finally left to get changed into normal clothes! :) All of us had kebab for lunch and then started making our way back to Wellington.
Most of us napped in the car for a bit and just had a pretty quiet journey home - all of us were pretty tuckered out!Dedi somehow took the wrong turn and we ended up in Palmerston North - so we rang Andre to pick up our pendings (belts for our dance costume) and went on home to Wellington. Finally reached KBRI around 8-ish. Got dropped home by the Subandrios.
Bang Dade stopped by and dropped of presents from my brother and mommy... I got 3 new tshirts from my brother and a new knitted cardigan (sort of) and 3 pairs of tights from my mommy! YAY! :)
Super busy 1/2 day at work today. Had breakfast with Russell and Paul and then Russell dictated a report to me. Thankfully both Russell and Paul dropped me home at lunch time so I managed to get home in time before I was picked up to go to KBRI. Hung out at KBRI with the girls waiting for Tante Yanti and Mami Dien to arrive so that we could all depart. Had a yummy lunch of kroket, tahu isi and lemper.
We took off around 2pm and everyone of us were totally excited for this road trip. We took photos, listened to music, chatted, laughed, napped and I even read during the car ride. We got to Napier around 7pm and got checked in to Quest Hotel.
We were met with a few Indonesians from Napier and taken to dinner at CHAI. After dinner, all of us returned to the hotel and had an early night in preparation for the long day tomorrow.
Had the idea of putting together little goody bags for the girls for our roadtrip tomorrow. Went to Haere Mai Asian Market at lunch time to pick up some goodies. Sarina dropped me home after work and I set to work putting together little goody bags - made one for Kezia too and also one each for the moms and Mba Nin and Dedi. :)
Lia & Dhani picked me up for our last practice at KBRI. Turned out that Andre is in town again! This time with Evan. Got to KBRI and found out that Tante Yanti prepared 2 boxes of snacks and drinks for us girls!! OMG! That's insane.
Got home pretty late, finished packing and went to bed.
Insane reporting day today. My brain was totally exhausted!
Lia texted and asked if she could come by to hang out for a bit and I told her to come on over. And when she turned up, she brought along Andre, Satya and Ovy! That's such a nice surprise!! :)
We went into town and went to Momotea for bubble tea and some light snacks. :) We initially went to Sweet Mother's Kitchen but it was packed. But on the way home, I stopped by SMK again and picked up a slice of strawberry cream pie.. my first time having it.. mmm... it was good!
Did laundry, cleaned make up brushes, packed for the roadtrip on Friday and had an early night.
Dance practice after work today... got home early after work and jumped in the shower only to discover there's no hot water! Aaarrgggghhh... had an icy cold shower and even washed my hair! OMG!.
At the Embassy, Kezia came running up to me telling me that she's got a mini recital at school tonight and asked if I'd do her hair. So I half-braided them for her. :) We had a good amount of food at practice today... apparently there was a function in the afternoon and there was lots left over on top of the pizza bought for us!
Hehehhe...Checked out Facebook and played Bejeweled after I got home from practice... Got a really good score too!
Brand new week, brand new month.... this is going to be a pretty crazy month actually.. but lots to look forward to.Work's pretty full on today - catching up with all end of month reporting and invoicing... and thankfully I was organised enough to make lunch last night... barely had time to eat, much less go out and find food. Got home, did dishes, popped chicked in the crockpot, had a shower and a quick dinner.
Bibhien dropped by to drop off her dance costume, scrapped my 2 weeks worth of Feb daily photos (still yet to fully catch up on all of February!), scanned and uploaded them to SISTV, had a quick catch up with Boy on MSN and went to bed.
Intensive dance practice today... my legs were like jelly afterwards! Went to Ballroom to check out the monthly pool tournament - didn't play this month since they were playing 15-ball instead of the usual 8-ball. Hung out with friends there for a bit and went home. Made lunch for tomorrow, edited some daily photos and called it a day.
Got up at the crack of dawn today! Dhani came pick me up and got all my stuff for the garage sale.
Got to Mba Nina's place to set up and got invited for breakfast! :) Was there all day - 7am-5pm and I made quite a few sales... almost all my scrapbook stuff and books, about 1/2 of my shoes, a few handbags but the clothes were hard to move! It was such a social event with a lot of the usual people there and the embassy families.
Got pretty sunburnt on my arms and shoulders too! Ugh! Totally forgot the SPF on my arms!
Went to Kazu for dinner with the boys and went home. Mom rang to chat for a bit and I pretty much crashed early! It's been a long day!
Today was pretty intense with end of month reporting to do. Got home at 5.40pm (pretty late for a Friday!) and jumped in the shower and got ready for Rania & Hana's party. Gusti came by and hung out while I did my make up and we went off to Rania's.
There were lots of people.. mostly people I knew and a few new faces.... pretty good dinner of nasi uduk. When Mba Nina came, I fed Kezia dinner and played with Baby Zay.
Later on in the evening, we all got camera crazy and just took lots of photos.
Went home and went to bed - have a very early start tomorrow morning!
Woke up with signs of a cough developing - got to work and went to the pharmacy next door to get some cough syrup. By about midday, I had developed a cold and felt like crap! Went to and got Day and Night tablets. Got home from work and slept till 7.15pm! Didn't even really feel like eating.. chatted with Mba Nina about Pelangi Nusantara t-shirts and Napier trip.
Watched Gilmore Girls for a bit and discussed the garage sale on Saturday with Dhani and went off to bed.