Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy 52nd Birthday Malaysia!

By date, today marks Malaysia's 52nd Independence Day. By everything else, we're still far behind. But because I know my roots, I still and always will remember this date.

Celebrate your-way of independence Malaysians! :)

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The 2010 Plan

Listening to Miley Cyrus - Butterfly Fly Away

Pounding headache while forcing myself to drink this weird Panadol Lemon drink, yet I still have the urge to blog.

As you can see from my title, I'm writing down my 2010 plan. Early? I thought so too, but I was so bored the other day in class so instead of snoozing off, I decided to plan out my career next year. Okay, career might sound too big, but something for me to look forward to.

Plan is a guide. What happens in the future is usually inevitable, but as Ledger said in The Dark Knight, nobody panics when everything goes according to plan. Plan helps eventhough we don't want one or will throw it off eventually.

Unlike most of you, I don't think mum will let me travel the world before I start working. As awesome as she is, she wants me to get a job as fast as I can. It does sound dictatorial but I understand where she's coming from. I really do. And part of me wants to start as soon as I can as well. So many opinions, but I guess only mine matters. So for those of you who can, fly away as far as you could. See the world as much as you can before your bone turns old and rusty like the man from "Up".

As for me, well I plan to travel in between work. It might not work, but well... it's there in mind.

Well I wrote three main things I plan to do, find a place to stay, find a job and get a car. I talked to mum last time about me wanting to find a job and work in KL. I know deep down she thinks I only want to work in KL because my boyfriend is there, but frankly there's so much I want to do that making her understand everything would probably take a lifetime.

I chose this field because I'm an artsy fartsy person. In some ways that other people isn't, or in most ways people is. Don't call this field a hobby because my colleagues and I can give you a thousand and one reasons why it isn't. Do you think being witty with everyone yet think of the best possible solutions for crises are easy? Do you really think creativity comes from air as easy peasy as by simply putting two and two together? Well, it's not. It's just not as easy as that - you know, nothing is.

For my early years or shall you call it trying years, I want to work in KL. Though I'm still uncertain what the people in this field could bring out of me, I'm willing to try. I've done miniscule events, participated in small stuffs - it should be a practice isn't it? I should be able to project myself better isn't it? I want to get acquainted with old and new colleagues to be a part of the bigger communication-sphere in KL, heck and beyond? Well, contrary or similar to other fields, networking (adjective) is an advantage, always have, always will. Living in KL and working there means I need to find a place, need a job that can pay my stay. Blurry future isn't it, since I'm not from KL? I want to push myself to try.

The pool is huge but here's among the things I'd love to try,

1. Publishing (the genres are endless)
2. Scriptwriting for Media / Live Performance
3. PR / Corporate Communications

Last but not least, to get a car for meself! My friend's story of getting a freaking HondaCity at the age of 21 (by herself, mind you) is inspiring & simply motivating! Well truth be told, I don't expect a big car but I do contemplate of getting one myself. I'm sure mum wants to help me with it... but ah, I guess time will tell.

Ambitious much? Well, like I said, it's a plan :)


Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqkie @ Jacqueline Rowena

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nuffnang or Advertlets?

I know most of you guys are under the network of either Nuffnang or Advertlets.

I'm contemplating of changing from Advertlets to Nuffnang, please help me decide! :)

I really need your opinions or comments!

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Supermodels as Motivation

Had super funny dinner with Cindy today. Cindy was a goofball as always that's for sure :) Always makes the funniest statements!

Anyway, I was telling her how much I adore Adriana Lima. And ladies, when I say adore I mean adore! I've loved her since I laid my eyes on her which was during Victoria Secret's Show 2007. Ever since then, I've been Googling, Facebooking, Youtube-ing her whenever I can - I would basically do all the crazy things a stalker would do.

I would look at her pictures in awe (I've seen men do that to Bruce Lee and Stallone as well, trust me) and just be mesmerized. Since I've never spoken to her, I love every little bit that I know / seen about/ of her. The way she speaks, her skin colour (OHMYGOSHLIKECARAMELNICE), her cute set of teeth, that drop dead gorgeous body and that - that amazing hair.

So Cindy and I were watching Project Runway Season 6, when this came about. Of course I rant over, and over again about Adriana Lima until we were talking about all the supermodels.

Me: Supermodels always date some millionaires or billionaires.
Cindy: Yalah, they say, supermodels are very superficial. Is Adriana married?
Me: She's married to a millionaire I think, or a sports player. Some guylah.
Cindy: Ahhh, normal lah. They say supermodels are materialistic.
Me: Yaloh, normal loh. But... Heidi Klum?
Cindy: Isn't he a millionaire?
Me: .....urm.
Cindy: no meh?
Me: I don't think so. He's a rockstar, I think... He used to be very famous. *starts humming Kiss from a Rose*
Cindy: Errrr... I'm not sure.
Me: But he's not that good looking, and not a millionaire as well.
Cindy: Well, supermodels like guys who are tall, dark and handsome what. He's tall... and dark (still pulling a straight face)
Me: (laughing hard can die of suffocation)
Cindy: what?? He's tall and dark what!

Me: no kidding. you're so funny....(still panting)
Cindy: I always thought he was a sports player.
Me: NOLAH!
Cindy: Because of his scars... you know like kena from playing football or something.
Me: (laughing hard AGAIN)
Cindy: Yalah, now I know.
Me: But she's so in love with him.
Cindy: (nods fast) yeah. Beauty and the Beast loh(still a straight face)
Me: *slapsface* (dies of laughing)

What makes it funny is that she says all these with a straight face! So cute!

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Graduation!

Few weeks back I told mum to watch UP,

Me: Mummy, is UP out in KK already?
Mum: Huh, what's that?
Me: The new animation movie?
Mum: Ohh, I think so.
Me: You should watch it. It should suit you! It's about an old man.
Mum: ....excuse me?

And she's watching tonight! :) Sweet!

I received an email from UniSA regarding graduation last week, and I still have yet to reply them. Mum wants me to graduate this December despite the dates clashing with our family vacation. If she insists (which hopefully not), I'd probably forgo it or go the one in KL. Honestly, I feel pretty neutral with this whole graduation thing. Surprisingly. I'm not too excited, neither am I too cool about it. Hmphh, I don't know. I hope mum's feedback will help!

Anyway, just came back from Ikea today and bought more scented candles :) I decided to make this;

Erm, I know I need to refine this art-work. I'd like to make the stars smaller, so that more will fit and looks more realistic - and of course nicer, neater! It needs more time though, maybe one of these days when I'm really free :)

The assignments are slowly piling up, though I must admit I'm way less stressed these few days. Must be the classes, superbly relaxing (so far). I am thankful, no complains!

Oh I bought my Dark Chocolates from Ikea as well! I grabbed three bars (with discounts) with no hesitation. I really really love Dark Chocolates!

How I wish for Dark Chocolate showers. I think I would die of diabetics on the spot, but beyond ecstatic..... yum.

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday & Ikea

It's SUNDAY! :)

The ladies and I are going to Ikea for new light bulbs and more candles! :) Pretty happy! 'Cause Ikea reminds of family and it always makes me all smiley!

Hey, it rhymes! Okay, before I kill someone with this jovial mood, I'd just like to say enjoy your Sunday and spend it with your loved ones. Or your loved things. I know the other side of the world (a.k.a home) the doctor works only half-day for most of his weekends, so I assume he's already with his PS3 by now...yup. now.

Mum and Jessy (maybe abang too) will be watching UP today. Ah, envy!

I know being a University student, Sunday doesn't really have its biggest impact on me, but I think it sure will when I start working. Gah. Which is like, next year.

Okay, no complains. Have fun!

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's never too early isn't it?

I know it's too early, in fact I'm 2 months ahead, but I'm pretty excited for Halloween here in Adelaide. The ladies and I are planning to host a party, costume party more like it, though we're not sure whether it will happen at the moment, I can't wait but to announce you what my "costume"is!

Since you followers there will be able to see what picture that comes along with this post, I've decided to announce here just with words.

I want to become "LADY GAGA".

You saw it, the ultimate sex-driven Lady Gaga! :) I'm just so excited to put on the blonde wig and manic sunglasses, as for the outfit, knowing her anything will freaking do! Even towels! :)

So till then, let's hope this halloween party goes according to plan so that I can be for one night only, someone else :) someone insane!

po po po po po po po po poker face!

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'd just like to say...

I'm going Sydney next month for Spring Break with the ladies! :)

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Because we're both attracted to other people...

I've only started watching Gossip Girl (how late yes) when I came here, and as much as I dislike the whole high school drama, the gorgeous high school cast becomes the ultimate drive. To those who watches this show, I know you know what I mean.

The drama gets repetitive yes, the usual partners swap makes it tiring either but nonetheless Chace Crawford (the soon to be the new Footloose star) is a piece of meat. I am utterly infatuated by this boy, if given a chance to list all those superficial gorgeousness about this boy, I would!

So while we leave the teenage gawking for the show, I told my boyfriend about my latest celebrity crush ('cause thats we do) among others e.g Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper. And he told me he adored the other star as well, Leighton Meester among other millions of his celebrity crushes - that boy has plenty (ohh don't be shy sweetie)!

So while you're out wondering what shows to follow or which celebrities to adore next, since we have gotten old and is rarely updated with the cutest bunch of Hollywood A-list out there or moreso has become ignorant, Chace Crawford is in (and worth blogging!).

Chace said, and adored, I'd like to focus on my latest assignment and I need wicked inspirations.Something that gives me crazy influence to write stuffs I'd never dare to. Something challenging, something forbidden.

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

See what I've been doing in my class

Last Monday, we were told to create a character in Live Performance. A character that is made up of mostly fictional traits but (also) complimented with someone else's traits as well, someone closer to us. In that instant, I created Esther, a Catholic single mother of eight kids who lost her husband to lungs cancer a habit that she begged his whole life to quit.

After his death, despite the lonesome days of longing someone to share the joys and sorrows with, she climbs up the working ladder and was then promoted as one of the Head of Directors in the company she's working in. I was about to explore this character a little bit more until we were told to watch some European play (which I didn't mind). So that leaves me to another homework this week...

Last night, I thought of another character.

It seems like my brain wanders the most at night generating plenty of ideas that though uncertain would be too good, but workable. So I decided on another character name Winston. A young doctor working under a General Hospital nearby his childhood hometown which he left for nearly 10years to succeed, who's still struggling to seek for the light behind the tunnel after numerous of deaths of new close friends, being underpaid, and being constantly referred to as the answers to all prayers.

I have yet to fully develop Winston, but hopefully by tomorrow when more inspirations come about I get to create Winston's complete monologue. The only problem I would have would be putting everything in present tense. I know it may sound easy but once you practice it, it isn't. Especially monologues. So, wish me luck loves :)

The last story I'm working on will probably be for my third assignment or if it turns out better, who knows I could make it for the first. A little bit complicated, and maybe a bit more research too. This 'cause I'm making it through the eyes of three birds. Main character is Jack, a bird that leisures around at this one corner most of his days in a suburb (only when sun is up) to see sunsets and breathe on beautiful greenfields. You saw it, a bird. The second character is Jack's love interest, whom Jack is planning to have a family with, Sarla. Also a bird.

The third character is the protagonist. The character gives a bit of a drama to Jack and Sarla's lives. The third character is a travelling bird namely Ron (type/ breed yet to be identified) who has travelled the world, Paris to Rome, to Savannah. He has travel almost everywhere to be able to expect what humans can do, or cannot do, and it's also because of that he has lost interest in staying at one place to live. Ron is supposedly a free-spirited bird (the irony), who wants to change Jack's and Sarla's minds on living on earth.

Basically the whole story is about global warming, presented through the eyes of three birds. I know it sounds tragically difficult to be accepted, but I'm trying to work on alot more details. Well, if Jeffrey Eugenides needed 9 years to finish his Pulitzer Prize Winning 'Middlesex', I'd like to award myself sometime too.

Who knows ;P

Till then, if you scroll down you can see a Copyrighted symbol, meaning these ideas that you read or see is mine. It's not entirely perfect, but I'd like you to know that it's not cool to steal ideas :) Thanks and have the most beautiful weekend! :)

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Ready for a long one?

Listening to Simon & Garfunkle - The Sound of Silence

It feels like my blog has gotten less personal by the day isn't it? I don't know, but it sure feels that way. Less words too, no? Well, I'm back blogging. It's been a while since I've sat down and put my thoughts into words besides just updating you recent events.

I've noticed that. Right before I left, I have too many internal conflicts didn't I. I was too scared of leaving home, too comfortable, too many friendships, everything is else is my safety blanket.

Now that the hardest part is over, the fun (and positive encouragement) begins. Since this will be the last semester ever for me as a student, as a university student also that is, I need to appreciate leisure time more often. I need to appreciate lepaks more often, I need to appreciate Internet more often, and seriously I need to sleep more often. I mean, sleep earlier.

Anyway, since I came here (and my apartment has no television or radio), downloaded movies and tv shows (also from friends) entertains me, Carmen and Cindy most of the time. I've been watching Gossip Girl Season 1, and Scrubs Season 5-7. I admit, I was intrigued by the first few episodes of Gossip Girl but lost interest halfway through Season 1, I don't know why. Maybe I'm too old for this show. The only reason I kept going was Chace Crawford and his unique features.

But Scrubs, Oh Scrubs, I can sit infront of the computer (sometimes on the bed with Twisties or other random junkfood) for hours, and hours! It's the meanest show ever! I can still laugh at the same jokes over and over again, seriously. Plus, Carla and Turk reminds me of us. Ngehehehe, except me being garang. I'm a softie. I know you're laughing baby boy!

Okay, back to livin' it up here. Last week, my friends and I decided to follow UniSA's pub crawl crowd, and for those who doesn't know, pub crawl is basically pub-hopping. You start your night with the first pub (with these bunch of UniSA students, sometimes random people as well), and then move to another, and another, and another. It's called Pub "Crawl" because supposedly by the end of the night you'd probably be crawling after X amount of drinks. But pub crawl usually comes with other messages of course not just drinking you drunkards, which are to mix, make friends and network!

We've met and made friends with a few people, and also had tequila shot (pictures below by designated awesome photographer Yuen) and more beers throughout the night. I think it has been quite a while since I had that much of fun in pubs, mind you, because usually I just dance. In clubs. So it was a good change! Live bands, (Two Stroke Johnny in The Elephant) always a plus point, contemporary music, surely made me want to come there next time :)

Some picture from Yuen's camera;

Sherry, Audrey, Yuen, Cindy and Carmen

This is my Lemon face, right after the Tequila shot!

That's me getting my shot, and that's father alcohol, Thomas :)

Cheap cheap beer

I went to the city today with Audrey. Had good Subway, it's pretty big here. Among the healthiest too. Besides Subway, Hungry Jacks is like their Burger King only better, and just like those kids that hang-out nearby Maybank in Sungei Wang or those in Centrepoint, apparently Hungry Jacks is the it place.

Don't ask me, I never get this trend.

Carmen, Cindy and I seems to crash Yuen's and Audrey's place a lot! I feel bad sometimes for finishing their food, it's really difficult not to snack when you're playing games. Really! And at random times, we bake cake :)

Anyway, remember the positive encouragement? I gotta have it, in fact I'm getting it! Woot!

Well lookie lookie, I'm on the roll now. Torture you no more! BYE!

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.