Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pre-Departure Update 2

Listening to Michael Jackson - Childhood

I remember wanting so see updates of my friends that were leaving for Aussie last time, and I can only assume that you guys (my boyfriend, families and friends) out there wishes to see updates about me too.

Maybe not updatelah, but something like 'how am I coping, what am I thinking' kinda thing. Well as much as I'd like to believe that there won't be much difference since I've always been staying far from home, I don't think Aussie will be as easy as KL in terms of communication (obviously) and erm, food. I mean, sure I could webcam with DarenBaby, and some of my friends but my mum? It would be difficult isn't it since she's not thaaat technologically advanced? And she calls me almost every single day! Imagine that. But if my friends back there can do it, I bet I could too.

As for separating with DarenBaby, my emotions have been on flux - not really confused, just between two extremes; calm and of course paranoid. Most times I'd be freaking out, clinging onto sweets like he's my lifeboat, and harrassing him with (usually rhetoric) questions about going out with me. I am THAT crazy. But when I'm all composed and calm, I sleep earlier, better and sometimes talks to him like this little baby who just wants to be caressed. You know? I know it pains him sometimes that I'm this crazy ol lady, but now (frankly) I'm better at calming myself down, I've been imagining the excitement to webcam with him as well :)

So now, since I have left about 3 weeks left my days are packed with everything! Cleaning up, packing, meeting up with friends and families, checkups, just so many things that I don't even want to think about! To make things worst,

I'm so lazy to do anything! Just plain lazy!

I'd sleep usually latest at 3am, and wakes up at about usually latest 12pm and then from there I wander around my small house and in less than 5 minutes, I'm either on the internet browsing all kinds of random things or falls back to sleep. Haih. Plus, I have been away quite often already that means I have no food at home!

Okay, more update on Aussie.

I got myself a pair of BananaMoons that day, after almost 5 years without any proper outing shoes since I lost my first, and whatseemed like my last Converse shoes! Then mum bought me some normal clothes (Spring-ish & Summer-ish clothes) since I will be there 'till December, now what's left of our problem is that the allowed luggage-weight is just 20kg. Thankfully, laptops are hand carry because if not mine would've took up the 20kg. Oh which reminds me, I really really need to get my laptop checked. Anyway! That means more smart planning is needed.

And another thing, Carmen, Cindy and I will be staying separately at Magill Hartley. Let's all pray that all our housemates are good people, seriously good people :) Winter jackets are all covered, I'm still looking for hats though don't think I need a cute one, a functional (green maybe) would do.

And yes, I finally got my first ever, ever celeb-tees. I don't know what to call them, but usually the ones with any celebrities or public figures face tshirts you know? And it's BobMarley! When I showed it to mummy, she was like...

......Isn't he the one who likes the high-high plants *shakes her head*?

So funny, and I answered her yes.

Visa applied, now waiting for my medical checkup but haven't been free so could only do it next week. And that's a Friday, hopefully they don't put it on hold 'till next working days. Till then, I seriously need to make a todo list. So many things, so little time!

Todolist.

1. Make a proper todo-list.


Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"CELEBRATE LIKE A CHAMPION" Smirnoff gives special treat for bloggers in Malaysia!

Feeling lucky fellow bloggers?

Ever wanted to watch all your favourite footballers in action? Dream no more, here comes the great news to all of you Manchester United fans out there!

SMIRNOFF®, world's number one spirit has announced the launch of SMIRNOFF® limited edition pack in Malaysia. The exclusive design promotional pack on SMIRNOFF® 21 features four of Manchester United's top four players. This limited edition pack is launched in celebration of the partnership between SMIRNOFF® and Manchester United that initiates SMIRNOFF® vodka as the official spirits and official responsible drinking partner of the football club.

Grab this chance to win attractive prizes including SMIRNOFF® Manchester United branded merchandises, including 2 VIP match tickets (on 18th July) worth RM 308 each, 10 RM98 match tickets, exclusive invites to party with 2 Manchester United legendary footballers on the 17th July and so much more!


Here's how you participate,

Part 1: Answer the 4 questions correctly:
i) Name 4 of the Manchester United legendary players.

ii) Name the founder of Smirnoff Vodka, and the country Smirnoff originates.

iii) Complete this sentence, stating the partnership between Smirnoff and
Manchester United: Smirnoff is the official _____________of Manchester United.

iv) What is the latest Smirnoff’s Limited Edition bottle called?

Part 2:
Take a picture of your most glorious CHAMPION moment and insert it into a prefixed Smirnoff Photo frame provided in thaiboxingirl’s blog. Make sure to creatively caption your 'most glorious champion moment'!

For the glorious prizes;

There will be a set of Grand Prize, 2 sets of second prizes, 3 sets of third prizes, 5 sets of special prizes and 5 sets of consolations prizes!

1st prize : 1 Jersey + Smirnoff limited edition promo bottle + 2xRM308 VIP tix
+ 5 party invites to hang out with 2 ManU Legendary Players

2x 2nd prize : 1 Jersey + 1 Smirnoff limited edition promo bottle + 2x RM98 Match tix
+ 5 MU party invites each

3x 3rd prize : 1 Jersey worth RM150 + 2 x RM98 Match tix each

5 specials : 1 Cap (worth RM80) + 2 x RM58 Match tix each

5 consolations : 1 Cap each

Contest is now opened to 18-year old and above, non-Muslim bloggers residing in Malaysia within the period of 25th June to 20th July only. To participate and for more details please go to http://www.thaiboxingirl.blogspot.com/.


So what are you waiting for?

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, June 22, 2009

My lovely short visit

The last time I was in KK, I saw tons of magazines and newspapers on my bedroom floor. So I asked my sister what's the newspaper cuttings for and she said,

"They're not mine. Mummy has been doing some paper cuttings early in the morning or late at night. When I ask her why, she never tell me, so I tida peduli lah"
"Huh? So weird"

Okay so when I went back KL, I completely forgot about my mum's weird 'newspaper cuttings' until I reached home few nights ago. This is what I saw;


Isn't she the most adorable mom ever? She made this cardboard cutting for my sister as encouragement for her SPM. I teared almost immediately after looking at the cardboard and tried really hard to hide my tears from my sister. I straight away went up to my mum and hugged her eventhough she was already fast asleep. My poor beautiful mum.

Happy father's day mummy! Yes, I celebrate Father's Day with my mum 'cause she plays both the roles :)

Here is my sister's obsession over,


It says Rockband by the way.

When I reached KLIA just now, those two Chinese boys namely Ah Khoo and Ah Kent greeted me with this,

& another one, which I forgot where Brian put his. Aww, so sweet right?

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where is the poet in me?

Listening to - Regina Spektor Laughing With

I was never poetic. The kinda person who would make everything around me into pieces of emotions, scripted into literature. Something that we call a piece of our mind posted all over our digital networks may it be a status or our blog for that matter.

Never. 'Cause how do you express something that you feel so strongly deep inside with tangled words, ambiguos meanings to that unidentified recipient? Expressing how you exactly feel is courage, defined more humbly.

But slowly, and positively I have become more aware of this strength. Something I admit, I don't dare pull off infront of anyone, physically. The shame of being ridiculed is unimaginable, could be unbearable - who knows? So I try to explore my own thoughts, opt for a simpler way in expressing myself. Like playing with my cat, put up bad habits like eating the peanut butter at 2am in the morning, or not showering after a party not 'cause I'm tired but because I'd like to see what partying would do to me the next day, and usually horrible. Sometimes, I would take bath at odd times, simply because I needed the calmness of the cold water to wash me off, soothing.

I would wipe off the makeup on my face, sometimes choke on the dryness of my throat. Regretting sugar-rushes, but of course I'm not talking about candies here. I once told myself if I'm just a random stranger, let me be the kind stranger. The one who would help you or do your survey, or smiled at you for taking my order, or the one who would thank you for letting me walk into my seat in cinema.

I may not look the most approachable, I've already registered this but let me be something else. Something simpler, something less colourful but equally special.

Hello you. Hello to your cat. Hello to your kittens (it was mating season last month). Hello to your dogs. Hello to your cactus. Hello to your parents. Hello to your boyfriend (remember to keep them at one) & bestfriends. Hello everyone.

Maybe I don't need to be a poet you know? I could be the person who gives direct messages, straight forward. Like the Hellos. Yeah.

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

June 20 - June 24

I'll be in KK from June 20- June 24, next Saturday to Wednesday!

I wasn't quite sure whether I should go back KK to be honest 'cause I have tons of things planned out in such cramped schedules, but since mummy encourage (morelike force) me to, I'd have to give in. I feel it's terribly unfair for me to be wanting to spend time with just DarenBaby and my friends, so mummy here I come. And JessySisy I can't wait to see you too, you're like the only one who literally RollOnTheFloorLaughing at my jokes ;) Plus the whole flight costed less than Rm200 which in our language, MURAH GILA.

I promise no shopping (but mummy always force me okay), second, I need to stuff myself with some really-really good fish (I've been craving for it!) lastly, badminton is on with you Jesssikah! *squinting eyes for no apparent reason because she doesn't read my blog*

See you DarenBaby and my other gangers in Gasing Heights next, next Thursday!

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mashed Potato & Indian... mmmm

Dinner was mashed potato and veggies cooked Indian style. I know it doesn't sound like it would match well but surprisingly it tasted really good. If not, I wouldn't have told you this. Pfft. Especially when you mix the mashed potato with the veggies - yum! But it was in small portion I got hungry again an hour later. Thankfully, there's peanut butter to the rescue :)

Cindy, Carmen and I will most likely not stay together. Well, it's okay. None of us mind at all since we are there to "gain experience" and "meet new friends". Plus it's good that we give each other some space since we are most likely to be in the same class, right.

40 more days.

I'm slowly becoming more relaxed and less-paranoid. Though I must admit, the fights I've been having with DarenBaby lately is ALL regarding this anticipation that's driving me nuts. I mean, I couldn't help it, it's a depressing thought and we all know that worrying isn't cool. It makes you say the un-coolest thing in the world. Sorry sweetie, and thanks for putting up with me. Plus, we both pledged to use this time to spend more time with our friends.

Mum and I have been planning a vacation to Brisbane/ Gold Coast the past few weeks, and yup everything is confirmed! Mum and JessySisy will be coming down to Brisbane on December 19, 2009 and family vacation begins then till December 26, 2009. Christmas in Aussie? Well, there's always a first time. After that I'll be in KK for a few weeks until I secure job interviews, and even better a job in,

KL!

I'll talk about this in later posts :) I have one more assignment to go, and this one is practical either. I'm not too good with practical, but hopefully I'll enjoy this since it's my last. Dear God, packing is terrible! I just don't want to think about it! Oh, and last but not least, I want a webcam! Anything to get in-touch with DarenBaby! ;)

"Are you excited for Adelaide?"
"...hmmm,"
"Ceh, but you're always far from home!"
"............"

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My mind right now

1. The Settlers 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. How to blardy solve the whole rubik's cube

3. Why the sudden Twitter craze?

4. Nolen Yong's hamsapness

5. Should I play The Settlers at 10.41pm, and possibly sleep after 1am?



:) Sorry for those who are following this blog, my bad for such horrible update. The answer to 5, is NO :(



Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, June 01, 2009

I'm friggin hooked

I know I'm obsessed with something If I blog about it. Let me introduce to you, The Settlers. I don't even want to begin how interesting and cute this game is, because if not, I will end up not sleeping, trying to download this game the illegal way and trust me I am that OBSESSED and DarenBaby knows that.

Argh.


Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.