Category: Trinkets


Hey hey

So I haven’t been updating a lot. You know…school, life, that-time-of-the-year-when-I-want-to-kill-myself…

The usual stuff

Anyways, I’ve been missing home mighty big lately and so was really really happy when my dad sent me these photos he took:

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….¬† isn’t he the cutest thing you have ever seen??? He is my puppy (okay not really, he’s quite old but since he still behaves like a kid I still call him a baby). His name is Mosh (short for Moshi-moshi) ūüôā

I saw this e-mail when I was in class and spent several minutes totally squealing (silently of course) and showing the photo to everyone. God, I miss my dog so much ‚̧ <3<3

This totally just made today the most awesome day ever ^^

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The Raven and The Writing Desk

Guess what I did today!

Yup! I went to watch Alice in Wonderland (3D) since it came out today in Singapore and it’s my no-lab week! It’s really really really awesome I’m telling you. Totally live up to the hype. The 3D effect is gorgeous and didn’t leave me dizzy like Avatar did (FYI, in my humble opinion, this movie is better than Avatar. However, they each have their own charm).

I’m honestly surprised about how much I love this Alice movie because well, I (used to) have….an aversion to Alice. Mainly because of this person:

Yup, Disney’s animated Queen of¬† Heart. So the story is, when I was a kid (probably around 6 or 7) my mom bought the laser disc (remember those?) for Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. I watched and to put it gently, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. The Queen of Heart was a horrid horrid woman I’m telling you. She keep on screaming and ill-treating all those people. She just won’t stop. And then there is the nasty flowers, the confusing blue caterpillar and the mean evil walrus. Plus that end scene where everyone is chasing Alice and shouting for her to be captured. So yeah… I didn’t like it and begged my mom to never make me watch that ever again. Trust Tim Burton to turn something I hate to something I love haha. Well, actually if I hadn’t watched that movie as a kid I might not dislike Alice. After all, the book is part of a genre I love (quirky, weird, fantasy world with scientific allegories? Sign me up!)

So, after watching the movie, I became very curious about the book and wanted to read it so I went to Page One. I ended up with this haul:

Yup I bought four books. Those are:

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

by Toni DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

I’ve been wanting this book for so long! What is there not to love about it? The illustrations are lovely and it is an encyclopedia of faerie! (I’m currently looking for Faeries by Brian Froud, hopefully it is still in print!)

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton

I’ve said this before and I will say this again. I love Tim Burton.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll

Now, you are probably wondering why I brought two copies of Alice. The second book is actually a print of the original manuscript written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll himself to be given to Alice Pleasance Liddell, the girl who was the inspiration for Alice. Here’s a look inside the book (picture from Wikipedia):

Amazing isn’t it? It possess such a precious charm that I couldn’t resist buying it haha.

Speaking of purchases, here are the few items I’ve bought recently:

Skull earphone

I bought this from a vendor in my school and I love love love it so much! It’s comfortable, the sound quality is good and it is really cheap (less that $30)! Plus, the skulls are awesome ^_^

(L-R)

Adzuki Bean and Rice Shower Gel ( Spa Wisdom Japan)

Japanese Cherry Blossom Bath and Shower Gel

Adzuki Bean and Rice Washing Grains (Spa Wisdom Japan)

Japanese Cherry Blossom Puree Body Lotion

All of them are from The Body Shop. I’m telling you, my guilty pleasure is toiletries. I love soaps and shampoos much more than I love make up and perfume and Body Shop is pretty much my favourite place to buy toiletries ^_^

Wow, that is a long post! Okay, going off now to admire my books! ^_^

Shopping!

Okay, so I went on a shopping spree yesterday and surprisingly I bought make-up! Anyone who knows me know that I don’t wear make up ūüėõ However, lately I’ve been hearing a lot about you know, how as a girl I should know the basics of wearing make-up and I think this is kinda true. I don’t think it is about being a girl, I think it is about making yourself presentable. So I tried it out and it turns out to be quite fun! I think I will have much fun experimenting with it ūüôā

So without further ado, these are what I bought yesterday:

Topshop Heart Tights

(not as nice as I thought it would be but I think it will look nice with my boots)

Forever 21 Red Anchor necklace

Make up!

Mac make-up

ZA Foundation

Brushes kit from Watson

Close ups:

Lipstick -Equality (Lustre)

Lipgloss – C-Thru

Eyeshadow РBrulé (Left) and Soba (Right)

These are all from the All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection. I mostly bought neutral and beige-y colours because I think those are easier to mix and match and I prefer my make up to be natural looking anyway. However, I’m also tempted to try some colours (blue maybe) for my eye-shadow. Haha, but not now, probable in 3 months or so. I just want to get the hang of the basics first!

So here’s my entire make-up collection

Not much compared to others but it’s good enough for now ūüôā Oh and I apologise for the low quality pictures, my phone’s camera sucks.

I’m a PC….and proud of it

Okay, I was never one to join into the whole Mac vs PC thingy (after all, My laptop run on Windows and I own an iPod Touch, which I love) but I discovered something that cause me to love windows. Why? Behold

P.S. Click pic for larger image

This is how my desktop looks like now! In the second pic, the bar only appear if my mouse is at the bottom of the screen. The programme is called Rocketdock. As for the clocks, calendars,etc apps, it’s from Rainmeter. So basically you download the programme, after which you can utilise the various skins to personalise your desktop. I’m not explaining it very well here but you should read their ‘Documentation’ page. The programme is really user-friendly and there are so much skins out there that you can make your desktop completely awesome instead of just the regular old wallpaper and shortcuts. Oh, and as far as I know, both programmes work only in Windows. Yup.

I also bought these cute little speakers today.

They are sooo awesome. Firstly, they are only $20 (bought them at my school’s IT store). Next, they are very portable because of the magnets, as the speakers can stick together and that’s how you can safe space in case you need to bring them around during your travels (which I probably will). Plus, they have a battery port (in addition to an usb port) so I don’t have to lug my laptop around to use these speakers and I can use it with my iTouch! And they are colourful and bright and that makes me happy ūüôā Yay ūüôā

Haha, I feel like such a geek now talking all these tech stuff, but you gotta admit, they are awesome right?

99 Things

I got this from Mara and thought it will be interesting to do. Feel free to do it too and if you do, comment and tell me so that I can check it out! ūüôā

Rules:

Things you’ve done: Bold
Things you want to do: Italics
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to do: plain.

99 Things:

1.¬†Started your own blog. (You’re looking at it :P)
2. Slept under the stars. (I was in Astronomy Club in JC a.k.a Senior high for you Americans)
3. Played in a band. (Can’t play an instrument)
4.¬†Visited Hawaii. (This one’s iffy. I went there when I was 1 year old and couldn’t remember a thing about it so does it count? Would love to go there again though)
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6.¬†Given more than you can afford to charity. (Don’t think this is a good idea no matter how noble it seems)
7. Been to Disneyland/world. (See reason for no.4)

8. Climbed a mountain. (Forgot the name of it but it was in China. Not a very high one but I reached the 2000 (?) m point)

9. Held a praying mantis. (Heck,no)
10. Sang a solo. (No)
11. Bungee jumped. (I promised myself that I would do it for my 21st birthday, which is this year…so yeah, hopefully I will get the chance to do it. I did go for para-sailing for my 20th birthday though ūüôā )
12. Visited Paris.

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (I taught myself how to draw)
15.¬†Adopted a child. (I’m not going to say definitely but I do want to)
16. Had food poisoning. (It was from eating cuttlefish and it caused my lips to swell up. Puffy lips does NOT equal to hotness/sexiness. )
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train. (In New Zealand)
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked. (Don’t do it! It’s not safe! Haven’t you watched any generic horror movies? Sheesh)
23. Taken a sick day when you weren’t ill. (I feel very guilty about it but yes, I did it before)
24. Built a snow fort. (I live in a tropical country so no, never did it before but I very much want to)
25. Held a lamb. (New Zealand trip)
26. Gone skinny dipping. (No I’m not crazy, but I always have this insane urge to try and do this once. But only when I’m ALONE….or with my husband)
27. Run a marathon. (One day, definitely)
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30.¬†Watched a sunrise or sunset. (I’ve seen both quite a few times and every time it is always a sight to behold)
31. Hit a home run. (By chance. When I was 10, I think)
32. Been on a cruise. (Undecided about this one)
33.¬†Seen Niagara Falls in person. (Can’t really remember but I think I did. See no. 4)
34.¬†Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (My ancestors are from China so yes I’ve been there before, but exact birthplace? No idea.)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. (Taught myself Japanese before learning it in University)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (Divided about this one.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person.
41. Sung Karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. (By sunset, yes, with my family)
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47.¬†Had your portrait painted. (I’ve been sketched before though, interesting experience)
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. (Did snorkeling a few times but never scuba dived. Will try it someday)
52. Kissed in the rain. (one day)
53.¬†Played in the mud. (Who hasn’t? Everyone should experience this at least once)
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
55. Been in a movie.
56.¬†Visited the Great Wall of China. (I’ve walked to the end of the Great Wall! Well technically not the end but beyond that point the wall was already in ruins so people can’t go through it)
57. Started a business. (Nah)
58. Taken a martial arts class (Aikido and Kendo. Quit after a while but I’m still interested in Kendo)
59.¬†Visited Russia. (I would so love to do this. I’m trying to find the time now to teach myself Russian)
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61.¬†Sold Girl Scout cookies. (Girl Scouts in Singapore/Indonesia don’t sell cookies. Was never a Girl Scout anyway)
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood. (My first time donating blood was on Valentine’s day :). It was an initiative by my school. I fainted after donating blood so it was quite a memorable experience haha)
65. Gone sky diving. (I seem to have a daredevil streak in me)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.
67. Bounced a cheque. (Never wrote a cheque in my life)
68. Flown in a helicopter. (Cool!)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. (My mother wanted to throw it away but I finally talked reason into her :P)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.

75. Been fired from a job. (Hopefully I will never be fired from a job)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
(Well…my dad was the one steering the bike and it was on an empty road near my house)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. (See no.4)
80. Published a book.
81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car. (Though I prefer to be driven than to drive ;D)
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (Seen this before, it was in Yunnan and it was a HUGE pig)
88. Had chickenpox.
89.¬†Saved someone‚Äôs life. (It’s not that I WANT to do it because I hope to never be in such situation but if ever the need arise, I will try my best)
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous. (If it happens, it happens)
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby. (Haha, someday)
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit. (Hopefully, never)
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.

Remember, send me the link if you do this!

P.S: I realised later that there’s not much difference between Bold and Non-Bold so I changed the colours for the stuff I did before ūüôā

Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water-rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berries
And of reddest stolen cherries.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim grey sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances,
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And is anxious in its sleep.

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams

Come away, O human child!
To to waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal-chest.

For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
from a world more full of weeping than you can understand.


I love this poem more than anything that was ever written. It is enchanting and beautiful but yet melancholy and harrowing at the same time. I wish I could write like this. Loreena Mckennitt sang a song based on this poem which I think perfectly captures its spirits

Yay and Nay

Yays! All my reports are done!

Sigh, my exam starts on saturday……GAAAAGH

Okay need to cheer myself up (and anyone who might read this thing)

Poor Merlin…..From Disney’s Sword in the Stone, which was awesome. Another one from the same movie below

Man, can Archimedes laugh or what?!

And I’m addicted to this song

I love that movie, can’t you tell?

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd finally, the ultimate song about no worries *hints* (I think I can still remember the song word-by-word). Epic

Tumblr

Okay, I’ve succumbed (and I’m totally brain dead and I STILL haven’t finish my papers. I obviously suck)

anyway, back to the point. My tumblr account!

http://bumbling-owl.tumblr.com/

Go visit!

 

Just a little reminder

 

 

You should be studying

(click pic for link)

Clothes

I’ve discovered polyvore! It’s actually really quite fun haha. So here below is my first set, a.k.a what I usually wear to uni

Yup, so t-shirt (usually over-sized), shorts and cardigans (the lecture theatre is freezzing! Whatever happened to saving the earth?). Very comfy and very practical. Quite different from how I dressed last year though. Last year was more of trying out new clothes and styles, more feminine I guess. Then something changed (*dun dun dun*) I missed the comfy-factor haha and who says that you can’t look good and feel comfortable? So I’m re-stocking my shirts collection since I’m bored to death of the ones I own (most are at least 2 years old). Threadless is a great place, I love the shirts there! Oh and I want these boots
click pic for link

I love it, it’s so awesome and badass and pseudo steampunk-y (whatever that means). Waiting for it to go on sale though, cuz watashi? Have no money. Nada. Anyhoot, I love the glasses in the first pic, I want something like that. Though the nerdy black-rimmed glasses is slightly cliched now. Who knows? If I can find a nice pair when I go back to Indo I might change my current ones (though I don’t really wanna yet, cuz they are VW :p)

Been going to library everyday to study. Not bad, we’ve got some work done, but I think I’m still adjusting it. Settling in to a nice routine though. I actually really like the sessions cuz at least I feel productive. Tomorrow and Thursday is stats though so I’m getting ready for a thousand headaches -___- lll