Thursday, November 29, 2007

???

what would you construe 'Formal Evening Attire' as.....
nice pants and a jacket or a little black dress?


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

rat race

everyone's always rushing around.
I'm always rushing around.
walking through the streets of Bukit Bintang, I get so irritated when i'm trying to get somewhere and there are people just taking a stroll, blocking my path or slowing me down.

"Ugh! Tourist!"

But deep inside, i wished i was them. Able to stroll along a new city, go shopping in the insanely huge mall, and just enjoy the sights around me without having anywhere to be or without having deadlines to meet...

Ahh well, dreamers can but dream.

It's raining here by the way.... and people still rush about.
From up here, all you see is a sea of colourful umbrellas.

Owh what joy if I could just dive....

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nuts!

I've failed at NaBloPoMo!
nuts! (FYI, this word is used to replace 'crap')
kinda stopped my blogging streak when i got sick last weekend.
owhh well.... It's gonna be a crazy week anyway. December's approaching and i'm kinda behind on work!

I've got presents to finish. Over-ambitious Mel decided to go DIY this Christmas.
woohoo! projects!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

timmy the tofu

Jo: Who is she? Why do you have her in your Facebook?
Mel: I dunno. She just pet my Tofu.

*silence*

Mel: Ok that sounded kinda wrong...
Jo: BWahahahahahahahahha

*i WAS referring to my fluff friend!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

the good and the bad

Today was good cause i saw Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. (!!!!!) *bounce*

But it was also crummy cause my friends car got stolen right outside my apartment.
*curse*
I feel kinda horrible cause like, they came to my house for cell group and then instead of going back 'blessed' their car gets stolen!

WTH?!

And another reason for havin a crummy day... some dude said i was getting FAT!!!!
*sob sob*

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

question

Does anyone know how to remove double sided tape from a Pashmina without cutting through the cloth or wrecking the material?

Monday, November 19, 2007

dear diary...

Dear Diary,

you are soooo pweeetyyy. I fell in love with you the moment i saw you. Your black and grey velvety body just felt so smooth in my hands.
I flipped you over and the tag said RM12 (!!!)

I couldn't believe my good fortune. And the naive, stupid, honest part of me thought the tag must have been wrong. So i took you to the sales girl who said, "Alamak! salah la. Buku ni cantik sangat. Takan gitu murah kan. Nasib baik kau beritahu. You nak beli ke? Nanti ye, saya letak tag yang betul"

And I stood there swearing at myself. Mentally kicking myself. But then I thought, a pretty little thing like you, must be fairly priced. And I shouldn't short change the talented designer who sold it to the manufacturers although they're probably ripping me off anyway.

So although you cost almost twice as much. I bought you. And i squeezed you tight cause you felt so hugable. Owh how i adore you. My dear dear diary.

Well i'll keep my other thoughts and poems for you for tomorrow. Hope my shelf's comfy enough for you.

xoxo,
Mel

Sunday, November 18, 2007

clicks

I was browsing through some pictures the other day and i came across the ones we took at Perhentian, and that was 2 years back, so i think i'm due a beach holiday, but then, its monsoon season, so unless i'm taking part in the Monsoon Cup i doubt i'd be going to Terengganu anytime soon, although Terengganu is the 'featured' state this Visit Malaysia Year 2007, but whatever, cause I won't be going so why am i blogging about it?

I just wanted to do my part in 'promoting' Malaysia, and i think it's going well cause this is one of my first posts with lots of links linking to Malaysia and if you're like me, you'll like to click stuff too which brings you to more and more stuff to discover.

Btw, all the links i've put up are different and bring you to really exciting and informative sites. But I think i should throw in some pictures too so you'd have a preview of what exciting things are in store for you!





I like these =D

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

simply naked

In all my years of visiting galleries and talking to artists, i've never come across a Malaysian artist who did nude paintings. Well maybe it's still sort of taboo to do nude art in Malaysia but today i attended my first ever exhibition on nude art.

The place where i work have got these amazing art galleries and the curators are REALY nice people. So today, i hopped on over to meet the gallery owners, interview the artist and view his paintings.

I might know how to appreciate nude photography but nude paintings are a whole lot different i tell ya. The figures are obviously all not a size zero but size doesn't seem to matter in a painting and no matter how flabby and disproportionated the figure looks, its still beautiful!

I think that's what i love most bout my job. (No not the nude paintings!!) Having the opportunity to meet people and discover new things, its like i learn something new everyday!

Owh and i tried on a half a million dollar watch/chain/bracelet thingy the other day.
*faints*

Friday, November 16, 2007

the 'that's

I did that and that although I said I wouldn't.
And THAT too!

Owh God please don't smite me!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

the simple life

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goodnite...

I wish i could stay awake a few more minutes
so that i could spend a little more time with you...
but alas,
sleep envelopes me
and i welcome it dearly...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

melody

Music.
Some of you might know that me and music are inseparable. I usually have my mp3's playing from the time i wake up right till the time i go to bed. My old boss even told me that i should stop doing design and go take up a music degree or find a job doing music programming, but to me, music was just an accompaniment of life.

What's life without music, and what's music without dance?
Of course you can live life without music and you CAN dance without music but.... lets leave that for another post.

Well i've noticed something amiss recently when my life seemed a little more 'quiet'.
I didn't dance like a silly goon in my room any more and i stopped carrying my ipod around and i had even stopped switching on my mp3 during the day.
***(first edition ipod for sale, with uber cool tracks stored inside. pls email melisa[dot]ann[at]gmail[dot]com for enquiries.)

I don't think i've gotten bored of music, but i just don't know what triggered the sudden drop of interests. I still beam when i've discovered a new song. But that's about it. I don't do my usual downloading or band research. I just listen, appreciate and then i forget.

Still trying to put my finger on what's exactly wrong with me, but i've no idea. Work? Friends? Family? Church? All's not great but they're pretty good i guess.

All songs usually have this impact on me. It would bring me to a time and place where i remember something or someone. And that's what i loved about music. You could always relate to it. You could always count on it to switch your moods.

I kept listening to 'Found' by Hillsong today and i've heard it like a million times but it still brings me back to that place. Its soothing but yet i get tensed when i hear it..... It's based on Jeremiah 29:13-14 "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you..."

There's just something about that song..... found..... i wish i was found. I wish i would take the step to FIND. But most of all i wish that i'd find my melody again. I think everyone has a particular melody. I just sort of lost mine. But I hope you'll hang on to yours.

Monday, November 12, 2007

headachy

i think i've got some neurological problem.
I get frequent headaches which dun go away even after Panadols and they last for like an entire day or two.

Any remedies aside from a total brain transplant?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

beta 2.3

u know you're in for a hectic week when you've unpacked after a weekend back home and you're sitting in your room looking at the pile of laundry and your 'to do' list and you realise, you still haven't crossed out last week's 'to do' items.

sighh....

i suddenly feel like my beta self. As in the 20 year old Mel. Every thing's different, but yet... the same.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Yellow

I would have worn yellow today. But then i'd probrably still be stuck in Bukit Bintang.
Well being back in PG ain't so bad i guess.
I got a snazzy new pair of glasses!
ok i lied.
They ain't snazzy. They make me look like your Standard 4 English teacher.
heh.
Well my holiday's almost up. Its back to KL tomorrow and i'm driving back ALONE for the first time ever.
And i don't have my ipod!! ughh. I'd be stuck listenin to stupid pop songs on radio. sheesh!
Do pray for me!
I better get enough sleep tonite. It's 9pm.
bed time?
perhaps.

...

How bout Monday? can i wear yellow on Monday?

Friday, November 09, 2007

snippets

- my bf/gf thinks that kissing me would be like a lesbian make out session. geezzz! he's got some real serious gender identity problems. =p

- my hair dresser is six months pregnant! She's gonna be one HOT momma!

- I just spent 1k on my car. UGHH! But I get to say 'i've got a new set of wheels!'

- my sisters play list sucks! Like who on earth is Busted or Myxx? Gahh!

- I forgot that people here don't speak English all that well. I've been struggling to communicate in Bahasa Malaysia, Hokkien and some sign language that looks like an exasperated rain dance.

- I think I need a new phone.

- I miss you. But next week's coming! so... yeay!

- Home is......... I guess some things just don't change.....

Thursday, November 08, 2007

the drive home~

Dad: So all set to drive back?
Mel: Yupps. just 5 more minutes.

Half an hour later....

Mel: ok lets go!

one hour later after making a stop for breakfast, short stop at Shannon's place and we were off..... 3 hours off schedule, but i was cruising at 120km/h and the weather was perfect, the traffic was smooth and we were enjoying the ride when i noticed a road block on the opposite lane....

Mel: OMG!!!!!
Parents: what?! did u forget something? what happened?
Mel: Get me my wallet!

everyone scrambles to look for my wallet.

Mel: Shit! my license expired last month!
Parents: BWAHAHHahahahahahah! Way to go Lizzie!
Dad: Pull over and i'll take over.
Mel: sighh.....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

klutz

Today i:
stubbed my toe on the wheel of my chair,
slammed my elbow into the table,
absentmindedly peeled off the skin on my middle finger
and got a deeeeeep paper cut on my pointer.

I got stuck with a headache and stomach cramps which has lasted all day
I'm woozy and nauseous and downright cranky!

geezzzz...... ok i'll stop whining now.

you folks have a nice day!

=D

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

bright

Friend: Wahh... you look so corporate today. With the greys and blacks and pumps as well! No flip flops today! *gasp*
Mel: That's what you call work eh.
Friend: So how do you keep up the creative flow when you look so stiff?
Mel: I wear bright coloured underwear.
Friend: 0_o
Mel: tee hee hee~
Friend: I mean seriously....
Mel: I'm bright pink today!


Monday, November 05, 2007

pretty in pink

so she was in this really pretty pale pink dress and an angelic looking white cardigan.
but then the minute she took her pen she knew she was holding it all wrong.
only SHE could accidentally doodle a blue wriggle on her pretty pale pink dress.

i guess i'll always have inky fingers and blue/black squiggles on my clothes. =p

Sunday, November 04, 2007

happy

Today,

after a very

VERY

very long time...

I was happy at church

=)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

dreams

sleep. I'm one of those people who are able to fall asleep at any moment. When i'm in line at an assembly, when i'm playing the guitar, when i'm on the phone but more often when i'm driving. Its insane i know, but i really can't help it! It's like I have some sleeping disorder. I tried eating, singing and even bouncing in my seat just to keep myself awake, but I literally just switch off but miraculously wake up just in time before anything bad happens.

Well these past few days, i've been trying to get enough sleep and get rid of these incredibly dark rings under my eyes but no matter how long i sleep i still wake up REALLY exhausted. Despite being able to sleep at any moment, i've still got problem sleeping. I don't get a good night's rest. I wake up about three or four times a night, and i grind my teeth when i sleep and lately i've been having nightmares too.

Not those boogey man kind of nightmares, but the kind of nightmares where you're always running and fighting and i don't usually watch gory or scary sort of movies neither have i been watching any war movies but the stuff i dream of make me feel like i'm in some action movie. I don't know if i was sleep walking but I did feel like I was.

I kept thinking about my dreams all day and they're really freaky. The past two days I've been dreaming bout sickness and disease which made me feel like i was in some episode of House.

Being me, i got paranoid and got to thinking that maybe i did have something wrong with me, and the dreams were just my body's way of telling me that. But then Dr. Jo said, "I think you're watching too much of House." And you know what?

I think she's right. Dr. Gregory is just getting to me. ugh.

But i did find a verse that actually helped me a lot when i was having trouble sleeping previously : " I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8

Friday, November 02, 2007

one a day

So after coming across this last year, I decided to take part THIS year, albeit one day late.
It's just to get me churning up more ideas and not leave my blog screaming out that the author has writer's block.

Although it would be strange for me to have writers block now when i actually write for a living.
*shudder*
owh the thought!


"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection." Anais Nin