Friday, November 20, 2009

Meteor Shower

Not entirely blue sky, clouds rush in, whistles of wind everywhere, drizzle. Nicer temperature as compared to two nights before. It was stuffy, wet and sticky. People usually relate to how they're feeling at that moment with the weather, something I have adopted ever since I came here. Used to refuse to feeling blue during heavy pour, but somehow, in someway I crash on my balcony couch with a lot of thinking when it's all cloudy. Nothing negative, usually reflective, but it must be the weather, I thought. I told you the weather can be a conversation on it's own. It's that volatile.

I took this photo for the irony of wearing sweater on a very hot / sunny day. Stillness in times of change.



You've probably read my status on witnessing a meteor shower. I swear, it was one of the biggest highlight in my life. In fact, I can scrap it off from my to do-list before I die. When they messaged me that there was going to be a meteor shower, I didn't expect anything, nothing. I wasn't hopeful, because of so many disappointments in the past, this could just be another one.

Went off to the field at about 3.00AM, after much complaints we decided to just lie on the grass and pray. Pray for something to bring home to. A story perhaps. True enough, my wandering eyes caught the first one after 20 minutes or so. The excitement was infectious, everyone started spotting everything. The slow one, the non- mover, the brightly-lit, heck even the plane and the satellite. The second came unexpectedly, bigger, faster. Even more exciting. The fourth flew off, the fifth. The sixth, the seventh. After each miracle, everything was snowballed to a bigger hope.

Until the biggest ball of fire flickered to our very eyes. It was massive. It was of purple shade, leaving it's huge trail as mark. Trail was evident for a good 10 minutes. Miraculously, all of us saw it unlike the previous ones. We went completely insanely excited, I personally couldn't grasp what just had happened. It was surreal, it's like God was feeding us what we've been waiting for. We waited for a bit, unfortunately, clouds were closing in, were turning red, making way for sunshine.

The best finale, we really couldn't have asked for more. It must be the company...

I will be here for another 29 days, deep down I'm counting the changes I will go through. The reality checks that I will face. Not excited about it, but it feels like a change is important after all these sweet fun rides. If it wasn't for the incredible people I met and bonded with along the way, saying goodbye will be a million times easier.

I woke up today with a cool breeze to my face. I turned around and smiled :) Justin and Sam bought/ brought me and Carmen fans yesterday to overcome the summer heat. It's things like these that makes it impossible for me particularly, since I'm leaving soon, to leave. Not just the action, but the thoughts are downright touching. I promise I will do all it takes to remain in touch and stay connected with you guys I've just met, near far. Least we could do, is remain friends. The whole 'getting close again' process, we will work it out when we see each other after our last separation. I feel so blessed and loved.

Thanks Adelaide.

Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Grad....uation!

Room is shit messy.

Books are everywhere, pony lying on the floor. I have been so busy the past week that I don't even have time to clean up my room. I swear it's probably going to last this way till I leave.

Today marks the day I pass up my last assignment for Degree, like Audrey, I didn't feel as liberated as I thought I would be. I'm still trying to figure out why.

Okay, I told myself that this post will not be as emotional as before. Not trying to be indenial lah, but the more I think about it, the more I'll miss everything. Even before leaving, it's depressing. So anyway, today was a good day. Had a date with Cindy, I've missed her so much since she has been staying back home (it's like sauna by the way) for assignment the past week.

Cindy: I look like a construction worker at home.
Me: ?!?!
Cindy: I've been baluting my head and neck with cold towel. Now I understand them, it's really cooling.
Me: *eureka moment* Woooooooo really arh.

Informative conversation ever.

Dinner was with Jenhan and the group for his birthday. Funny thing is, someone who came to his show in Malaysia actually recognized him when we went to the bar. I was quite surprised but dude, I'm so proud of you :) This boy ah, he wanted everyone to bring Farmers Union Iced Coffees because he loved it so much, and you know what, let pictures tell you the storylah.

If you've seen some of my photos as well, you'd prolly recognise a disturbing pattern of my poses. Err, I don't even know whether I should call it a pose. Even the girls have been complaining of me ruining their pictures. HAHAHAHAHA.

I'm such a rascal what to do lah.


Too much tongue no?

Sway: HOLY SHIT. I just saw your licking beer glass photo.
Me: I know, damn disturbing right.
Sway: Not that, I never notice your tongue damn long wei!
Me: -______-

Conversations aside, I have to tell you one depressing story. Mum said she's not going to give me much money anymore until I see her in Gold Coast next month. She said no shopping, and no berjoli so much. Okay, no shopping I can tahan but the latter... maybe not. So, since I don't have much summer clothes (I'm not kidding), I've decided to improvise my clothes. In fact, I cut (yes, gunting) some of them to shorts and shorter sleeves. Serious shit.



Sorry the pictures are scattered, these are just few of the selected photos I'd like to share with you guys. You could say, that even when I'm trying so hard to not say anything about the things I'll miss here, I can't help but telling you I do through these photos.



Since I'm done with Degree, I'm planning out my 5 years plan future. I will talk to families and friends about their plans, and hopefully that will help us face the future with new sets of reasonings and logics in life. People are so different that it's interesting to know what they think of their plans, and where they're heading.

As for me, Adelaide is awesome, in fact it's an experience I encourage everyone to go through. It's not just studying, it never was. It's everything else. Lifestyle is simple, people are friendly, money is good. But life is calling me home. I don't know whether I will settle there once I landed a job, but God willing, time and love will bring me back :)


Yes boys I will miss you guys. It's a shame that we've only gotten to know each other at the very end of uni life. I don't know why we didn't get the chance to get to know each other in Taylor's last time, but heck, meeting here must be the reason. I don't know how our relationship will turn out, but since I've penned this down, you guys might as well remember us very much. The groupie of your futsal team, the crispy to your waffles, the indo- to your mee, and the "bloop bloop bloop" to your "Ding a ling ding a ling" :)


To Jessy baby who's currently doing her SPM, I hope you put forward all your best in the papers, and enjoy high school while you still can. Don't stress too much, it will be over soon enough. You have a whole life ahead of you, and part of me envies, while most of it, is protectiveness. I love you so much, if there's one person you can count on, I promise you it's me. Come KL, we will go through life together.


Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Summer's coming, and it's not cool

It's amazing how the change of weather can be a conversation on it's own. Spring is slowly dying off and everyone now awaits Summer. I'm dreading the days that will go up to 40degrees (I don't think I've experienced this), not because of sunburns or wearing less, but because my entire unit has no fan, aircond or basically any cooling fans.

I'm usually almost clothless at home especially when sleeping. It's the kind of hot that you just feel like jumping into a pool at 3am in the morning. And thanks to the heat, I've been waking up at 8am every morning, wet and sticky all over. Not the best feeling in the world. Just not.

And I just realised I don't have any short outdoorsy pants. Or anything short for that matter. Haih. Shopping also lazy leaving here soon, how.

I remember telling you guys about this place called Handorf a few weeks back, and the pictures are up. I'm sure you guys have seen it since it probably flooded everyone's page, if not mine. It's in my Facebook page, go ahead :)

It saddens me by the day that I'm leaving this place soon enough to realise that, yes, I'm in love with this place. And yes, it's it's simplicity and the fact that everyone here groups often enough that makes me feel really loved. It doesn't take expensive meals to make me happy. I'm as easily amused with everything around me like a small kid. And the more I learn, the more I love.

I will miss the boys who are staying back, the girls for the last year/ semester. Carmen who's staying back for personal reasons. I will miss you guys, and yes it's time to move on to a new set of friends and life. But I've gotten so comfortable with each and everyone of you in our own ways, that I know things might never be the same again.

ps. Call me when you guys are in Malaysia :)


Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Halloween Update 1

First off, these pictures are all taken from Luke Eastman's & Lalita Lopez's Facebook, so credit goes entirely to them. I was so busy entertaining guests, and ahem, *coughdrinkcough* that night, that my camera was completely of no use.

I've decided to name this post as Update 1, because frankly there are way too many pictures to be posted up. I am pretty sure that you guys love pictures as much as I do, so once my friends post all of them up on Facebook, I will be kind enough to show you more of them. And I mean by more, eyes will boggle out just by browsing through them.

I am sorry if tagged pictures of me and my friends of the party flooded your newsfeed, guilty :) So you'd most probably know what I came as,


Lady Gaga!

This was my mugshot of the party, I wasn't wearing my gloves here, but nevertheless I still look Gaga-fied don't I? It was my first ever time wearing wig throughout and strangely it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. It was itching throughout lah, but manageable. I couldn't complain much, I mean it is the biggest part of being Lady Gaga.

Oh on that day itself, Phillip told Audrey that he was coming as Lady Gaga. Because everything was a surprise, and left for guessing that night itself - there were two awesome Lady Gagas! Quote unquote Phillip, it's like Olsen twins, but better! :P

Here is a shot of me, a dead bride, a goth girl & Audrey Hepburn!

The party was initially proposed by us girls, and we went completely all out for it. Planned and talked about the party for at least 2 months beforehand, and I must say it was so awesome I dare say I will never knew when I could host a party that awesome ever again. We basically opened two units, Rubee & Mas's and Jay & Yuen's, both units with Wii and Playstation 2 sets each. See, we were so prepared for the party that we knew, we just knew that no party can last without those play necessities.

I swear, it was like a scene from Van Wilder.

Here's Cindy, my favourite Lala Mui of the night, and the cutest nerd, my one and only hommie Carmen! When the party was just about to begin, Carmen came running to me and told me that Kien dressed up as nerd as well. Geez, damn funny. In the middle is Arbi, the Wolverine of the night. I couldn't tell who/ what he was at first, until he told me how neatly his hair is combed, and I immediately screamed "Wolverine!". Haha.

The sexy pirate in red is Lalita! She was so awesome taking pictures of everyone that night, most of the photos here are her's and babe, I hope you won't kill me. She's missing her pirate-hat in this picture, but later you'll see how she rocked her pirate hat. Aye aye! The fella next to him is Sammy who came as Mr Incredibles! He's amazingly sweet because eventhough he had work before that he still came! Much love! The girls told me that he was shoving and unshoving his package that night. Well, clearly it looked stuffed. Isn't it? Hahaha. I missed the "show" but I am sure the raunchy pics will be uploaded soon by my friends. To the cutest, most adorable (with specs!) Mr. Incredibles, cheers!


Of course, the man who not only came fashionably late for the party, but also completely stole the show when he arrived. I never thought anyone would come as that - but he did. You've prolly seen the photos, but to remind you again, Justin came as Facebook Man! Even with the pop-up Facebook window, the thing I geram and of course love the most is the fact that my emo face is there with the "caption" - Justin became a fan of Head Hunter Jacqkie.

Seriously, you gotta admit that was pretty cool.

Gilson with the bright orange banana hammock as he calls it, is Tom Cruise from Risky Business, and frankly, he showed the most skin. LIKE HELLO! No one dares to rock that look except for him, okayy. Pants down, the bravest! Urm, I mean hands down. :)

Unit 13 rocking the Rockband. Until now, I am still wondering why nobody complained of the crazy noises we make. Regardless, am so glad no one did. If not we would have ended the party earlier and that would suck. Big time. Miracles happen when you party, isn't it.

Derrick came as the joker, and that poor fella, everytime I offered him drinks and food he said he didn't want to eat or snack eating - fear of smudging his heavily makeup face. That's dedication! Look at him, creepily sitting by the corner. I swear next time, I will bring you straws and tissues hokeh! Joker also need makan whattt! Much love!

This is my favourite costume of the night! Yes Jeff I know you're reading this. I like the fact that you sew the whole thing yourself, and that extra bulge you have on your tummy. That's costume alright. It was so cute!!!! You're so awesome Fred Flinstone, and you know it! :) Ida on the other hand was the other devil, besides the ultimate mother of all devil Yuen. I don't have her individual picture, but she's in the last photo. Next time I show you ok! Ida's dress was so devilish - complete with the tail and her trichton, it was sexy!

Jaron came as a character from Final Fantasy, Cloud & again that's Lalita! Told ya, the hat was awesome! Jaron had like the biggest weapon. So big, it's all you see during that dark night. Gehehehe. Flaunt your weapon Jaron!

Here's a picture of the biggest spam of the night. The girl who appears after every few photos. My one and only teman spammer, the hippy mas! Isn't she adorable, golly! I am of totally opposite standing next to a hippy, I look mean and fierce. Damn scarylah.


Hahaha, this is an LOL moment. My twin sister of the night, the other other Lady Gaga! He was so much more like Lady Gaga with the sunglasses, and super super mini skirt. I work it, he works it! Lady Gagas for the win!

One of the few house decorations we did. Well, Carmen and Cindy did. I drew this themselves and we put some candles to it. Awesome ey?

Here's a small group photo of the Hossanah Heights gang, Jennifer and Gilson. Check out the cutest Michael Jackson on the lefttttttt. Isn't he the cutest?! I really felt like pinching his cheeks, but that would embarass him and myself if he cockstared me right. I had Thriller as one of the music, and was asking him to dance for us!

Hahaha, here's Jerome, death hanging out with Douglas a Mexican. Drink up, and shove that pizza! Death was so awesome he painted his face black. Awesome people, awesome people.

Overall, I admit I am still overwhelmed of the awesome party we had. The turnout was not only massive, it was also filled with the coolest most interesting people I have ever met in one single night. The dressups, costumes, makeups, are personally appreciated so much by me that if I could, I would be so selfish to take pictures with each and everyone of you together. But I had no camera, so these candid photos are like the greatest! This is my first time with the girls hosting a Halloween party together, and God willing there will be plenty more to come!

As for those who put so much work and heart into this party, we rock! I love you guys so much, and I will bring this deadly party to my grave! :) Much, much love.

Halloween '09 ends!



Hugs & Kisses,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.