Sunday, July 18, 2010


I bailed on shopping and lunch with girlies today because it was too cold out and it started raining a little when I woke up.

So I decided to stay in and have a quiet Sunday to unwind before yet another dreadful week at work.

I basically stayed in bed most of the day, all wrapped up in my Garfield blanket and attached to my laptop because it was such a COLD day!

Which was kinda weird because my room always manages to stay warm even on the coldest days of winter.

I thought I was coming down with a flu again, especially given how stressed out I have been lately.

In the evening, when I finally couldn't stand it anymore and decided to check n the heater, I discovered the culprit that had caused the coldness all day.

My heater hasn't been working!

I don't know when, and I don't know how, but it just stopped working!

To say the least, I panicked!

To have your heater giving up on you in the middle of winter?! It's almost like a practical joke that is so NOT funny!

Good thing I have a really sweet girlfriend who came to my rescue immediately after I sent her a SOS message.

Wen came to pick me up and we rushed out to the nearest K-mart (because it was the only shop that was still open at that hour!) to buy a replacement heater out of the very limited selection of heater the store has.

We then came back to my apartment to plug in the heater first before going out to dinner so the room would be at least warm(er) by the time I need to sleep.

Guess what? It wasn't!

After our dinner at yet another Asian restaurant that we have to yell just to talk (you know how it is), I came back to a room that was still cold!

The new heater is nothing like the old one that I had. *Inserts sad face*

And this is precisely why I need to buy everything in 2's! (I hope my husband is reading this.)

If something works/fits, you buy a backup! Isn't that like the cardinal rule of shopping?!

Hmm, maybe this is a sign that I should go back and buy the Arthur Galan coat in blue. Ha!

Alright, people, I shall go sit on my new heater for now before the cold weather freezes my ass off. :|

Stay warm!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I went coat shopping today.

But not without stopping at Laurent first for my fix of beef burgundy pie and mocha with extra chocolate.

My head was all groggy from the pain killer + muscle relaxant I took earlier on in the morning for my headache, so I was in desperate need for some caffeine to wake my brain up.

For someone who doesn't even drink coffee, I sure have been drinking a lot of mocha lately.

I blame it on stress from work. Can you blame me? :|

The coat shopping process was quick and painless, for once.

I waltzed into Arthur Galan, put on the first coat the friendly shop assistant handed to me, and that was it!

To be honest, I wasn't really that fond of the strong shoulder pads, which in my opinion, looked a little too overwhelming on my petite frame.

But as all the shop assistants (including the store manager) stopped and went oohing and awing over how gorgeous the coat looked on me, so being the sucker for good customer service (and compliments, genuine or not) that I am, I felt compelled to whip out my credit card and bought the coat.

I even considered buying the same coat in 2 different colours!

Considered, I said.

As we speak, my black AG column coat in size 6 is being flown in from Sydney, and I'm contemplating on buying the same coat in the beautifully striking blue as well when I go back to pick it up next weekend.

Everyone knows I have a soft spot for blue, and this is a gorgeous shade of cobalt blue!

Oh well, I guess I'll sleep on it till next weekend. :p

Wen and I met up with a couple of friends for dinner in Box Hill and caught up over the usual sinful greasy Chinese food.

The place was jam packed tonight, and I hate it when we have to yell at the top of our lungs in a restaurant just to have a conversation. It's so tiring and, well, unnecessary!

I guess I'm gonna hit the sack and call it a day.

More shopping tomorrow!

I need a white/beige trench coat. *Grins*

Sunday, July 11, 2010


The annoying people in my life are pushing me into becoming an addict.

My very annoying colleagues on weekdays, then my very annoying housemate plus her even more annoying boyfriend on weekends.

To make the matter worse, the timeline often overlaps too.

It's my fault, I know. I let things and people get to me too much.

Or rather, get me down too much.

And the truth is, I'm still sick.

But I have to pretend not to be so I can do my job that requires me to look after other sick people.

Or I have to pretend to be strong so people who love me wouldn't worry.

Or I have to pretend to be okay so people do not see it as a sign of weakness.

So for as long as I still have to pretend, I need help to stay calm.

I need help to distract myself from anger and annoyance.

I need help to escape.

And my helpers come in the form of little tablets with various shapes and colours.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Wen and I went shoe shopping today.

I spent the whole day convincing her into buying a pair of black peep-toe leather heels.

And even though I'm still on a self-imposed spending ban from buying more shoes, I couldn't help but cheated with a pair of black satin peep-toe pumps.

Just the one pair, and it was on sale, so technically, it didn't count. :p

I actually really liked the same style in white satin, but they are sold out in my size across Melbourne, so I bought the black instead.

The fruitful shoe shopping trip was followed by dinner with 10 other friends at Nobu, in hope to get a glimpse of Robert de Niro.

Bobby was a no show tonight, but Wen and I both got to wear our new dresses (my new Country Road silk dress has been sitting in the closet for months and I think it was starting to feel neglected) and our brand new heels fresh out of the box, so we are happy.

Dinner was great. The food and service was good as usual, but the company was even better.

I haven't seen some of the friends for ages, and it was so good to finally catch up again. Everyone had too much to eat and drink, and laughed way too much and too loud.

All in all, it was a fun day + night out, not forgetting the 2-hour long girls talk Wen and I had after the dinner to, well, debrief.

I came home with a massive headache, thanks to the champagne mojito, but I can't wait till we do it again!

Edit:Turned out, we missed Robert de Niro by half a day because he showed up the next day!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


I have been re-watching Gossip Girl season 1.

This dress caught my eye, and air gets caught in my chest.

The black chiffon dress Blair wore at her 17th birthday party.

I remember loving it the first time I saw it, and now I'm falling in love all over again.

Icing on the cake is, it's a Valentino!

From their Fall 2006 collection.

Kate Winslet wore the same dress too.

But I like it better on Blair Waldorf.

I don't mean to offend anyone out there, but I really think her petite frame and tiny waist complimented the dress to the best of its potential.

And black is just the perfect colour for it, don't you think?

It's very rare that I like a designer dress better on an actress than a model on the runway (Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw is a completely different story though), but in this case, I prefer the dress on Blair Waldorf much more than the model.

The dress is the perfect example of being so "hard" yet so soft at the same time.

So delicate, yet so strong.

Much like Blair Waldorf herself.

The dress is simply a stunning piece of art. It's so beautiful that it deserves its own frame!

Let's all look at it again, tilt our heads to the right, and say, "awwww!".

Monday, July 05, 2010


I called in sick today.

My earache has become worse, and I was afraid my ears are going to start bleeding from listening to another day of TM's nagging and whinging in that whiny voice of hers.

I google'd "whiny voice" and came across definition of Megan's voice on urban dictionary.

Spot on! Especially the part about how it sounds like "a dog whistle for humans".

It's bad enough that my job requires me to listen to sick people whinging about being sick, now I have to endure this uneducated ignorant moron's nagging all day long?!

If she could actually understand English, maybe there is still a very slim chance for her to grasp the concept that an assistant's job is to ASSIST, to make things easier, not to annoy everyone around her with excessive non-relevant talking.

But unfortunately for all of us, she's one of those stubborn bitch who will never realise there's anything wrong with her.

And with the earache and congestion I'm experiencing at the moment, I simply do not have the capacity to deal with her.

So I called in sick.

Going to make myself a cup of hot honey lemon and enjoy a quiet peaceful Monday.

Till later.

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Bee left for Malaysia this morning.

In fact, he just left the apartment not to long ago, and I'm already missing him.

He is gonna be away in KL for the next 4-5 weeks for a few important appointments plus some other business to attend to, so I'm left here all by my lonesome self.

I sent him off in a cab downstairs because I couldn't bear the thought of or watching him walking away into the departure gate and then having to come back from airport alone.

The last time I did that, I cried like a baby on the way back and had strangers staring at me.

Wen offered to take me out shoe shopping to cheer me up, but I turned it down because I'm just not in the mood to do anything at all.

Not today, at least.

I'd like to think that I'm not the type of girl who needs to be with her boyfriend/husband 24/7, but it's really hard not having him around now.

You know, with the shitty conditions (note: plural) at work, my super annoying housemate and her even more annoying boyfriend, TM (who totally deserves a league of her own when it comes to being a pain in the ass), the 10 thousand other things which are going on in my life and not to mention, my current fragile state.

I feel lonelier than I have been in a very long time.