Thursday, December 31, 2009

Someone is very happy to be home

Happy new year, everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 5: Mini-golf

Day 5: Last to arise?

Don't want to get up. Want to keep dreaming about eating and shopping.
Have heard many showers today; I'm sure I'll be the last out of bed.

Went to Duckstein yesterday and ate heaps. Would like a food treat to
look forward to today. Got such a craving for noodles. Hmm!

We're back home tomorrow. It's been an awesome relaxing trip so far :)
quite the sabbatical. I know I struggle with stress and anxiety, and
I've been making a conscious effort to manage it. No sense in letting
things get shit before trying to fix, so it's an ongoing endeavour.
This little holiday leaves me in a slightly better state. :)

One regret is not getting to skywatch much cos of wet grass and
overcast night. But there's still this evening to go - maybe it will
be right for it. See how.

Time for breakfast. Laters!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 3: Oh godddd my headdd

Napped & snacked away a headache today. Have had two days of extreme

Getting hell cabin fever, despite a visit from @davioo (
) and a trip to the pool. But arg, mojitos are on the way. Oh
decisions! What a difficult life.

Might go on an evening walk later.

Brewery visit tomorrow hopefully. Maybe more pool. Rarr~

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 2: A little wager

Now taking bets on when Chips wakes up.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 1: DJ Trainwreck not playing any music

It's going a bit off in here.

Day 1: a coloured pencil drawing

A heron on the wall at the holiday house. Just got the aircon going,
waiting for comfortable temperature to hit.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Newbie bought us Lego!

Newbie bought a round of christmas Lego! Here is the combined effort
of Andrew and myself.

A racecar with turret, primary gun seat, secondary gun seat, water
tank so gunners stay hydrated, and gunnery wings so the turret tower
can break away and fly. Yayyyyyy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

comic sans

Oh yeah, check out this sick comic sans on a 6.7Mb webpage.

Christmas eve eve

I was so looking forward to hanging around at work, chatting and drinking. I was so looking forward to leaving the office early to wander around town. But my goodness, today's Last Football Of The Year has left me proper rooted. Scored a goal, though. :) Bounced off my hip, rolled down my leg, hit the left post and ricocheted into the right bottom corner. I might be making up that last bit because I don't remember what actually happened while I was pumping my fists in the air. Yeahhhhhh~

Thank you, Australia Post, for not being on strike today - the last couple of gifts for friends & family have arrived. This shall be a lazy afternoon of wrapping and napping until dinner at Sizzler with my folks tonight. :)

Music should be happening in the new year. :) Excitement!! Don't know exactly when or how often, but if I'm not mistaken, our first song will debut on Hype. In the meantime, check out some stuff by the guy I'm working with - this is him and his mate at it. 'Capitalise' is my favourite from that list.

Urgh. Properly brain-dead from sport. Going to rehydrate and lie down. Layters. x

Friday, December 18, 2009

Casual friday

At the Subi

Here we are at the subi after lunch at the Buddha bar - 2.5/5, nice
decor, average food, casual service. Would go again, maybe on a cooler
and more carefree occasion.

Here comes my drink. Gtg.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Can you kick it like I kick it when I kick this

Last Thursday, on the way home from football, we saw some Asian guy
get chased down the street by some white guy with no shirt.

Today, I got a call from the police asking me to go in to give a
statement. While waiting for the proper interview room to be freed up,
the officer and I sat in the interview room they put baddies in. It
was way creepier than the one for goodies, which had soft chairs and a
box of tissues in case of emogency.

It took about an hour all up - we ran through what I saw, went over it
a couple of times and expounded on some detail. Officer typed
everything out in a formal document for me to sign.

Goodness! It's laid out so neatly! Numbered dotpoints, short line
length, tidy courier typeface, giant leading, lots of whitespace;


I wish webdesign were that lovely. Got given a copy of it for
reference (posterity); have tucked it in a box, next to my uni degree
that I never use and a pair of red woolly mittens from a friend I
hardly see anymore.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bang bang

Had an odd dream last night. Dreamt an intruder came in through my
bedroom window, so I picked up a gun and shot him in the head. Then
felt guilty for killing a guy who was probably going to kill me instead.

And then, if that wasn't disturbing enough, while I was trying to look
up the dream meaning on my phone, I realised I was still stuck in a
dream and couldn't get my phone to work. How claustro. :|

According to, I'm in the process of destroying things
that try to mess with my state of mind.

How exciting! That will definitely come in handy today at the company
football tournament. It's been more than a year since my tourney team
has played together - this could be quite a laugh.

Got a photo of the flytrap. It's not a good pic, but you can just see
the little bud stalk in the middle. Seriously, flytraps are hideous
things - this terrarium is not at all pretty - so I'm hell stoked at
the idea of a blooming things. :) more and better pics to come if I
catch it in time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

check one two

Since April, I've been working on a singing project with a fella named Mat. I haven't talked about it much with anyone - wanted to get my head around it before making too much noise. But we're almost over the big hump of 'start-up' work, so I'm feeling more comfortable discussing it. :)

Earlier this year, I hit a low patch. Boredom and depression seem to accompany each other in my head, so rather than sitting around like a bowl of mash, I joined a football team and decided to get in touch with my musical side (no, not my arse).

My mate dos4gw helped me record a singing demo to email to prospectives. A few emails later, my cousin put me in touch with a guy named Mat - a local DJ and producer. Since then, my music time has been filled with learning stuff, trying stuff out, and most of all, being disciplined and committed to our sort-of-weekly-or-fortnightly creative sessions.

Over the last seven months, we've worked on two songs. This weekend, we're hitting the studio to try and finish off all the voice recordings. I'm really excited.

It's not been a walk in the park. I've skipped out on pub time, game time, slack time, me time. It's been a real test of mental and physical energy, working it around the week's sport, work and the usual mood & health fluctuations. Hard work aside, it's been fun, and will be really awesome to get to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Not 100% sure when the single will launch yet. I think it's around December-January - will share more when I learn more. :)

Football was sick as, tonight. We won 9-2. Yeahhhhh~ and I scored a goal. WOOOOOO~ and now I'm really tired and want to recline on the couch now. Good night. :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lychee from spring valley

The pizza place was shut so ended up at Edo, who now stock spring
valley's new tropical lychee drink with lemon balm and chamomile.
Lovely :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday after a lovely Sunday

Bit throaty this morning, bit glandy. Must remember to have lots of
water today.

Had a really lovely day yesterday. Spent it with comfortable friends,
played football, ate BBQ, went for a swim, made salsa spud dinner, did
some zine writing, then watched some exciting MMA fights.

Slept like a log. I love those nights where I'm completely spent and
collapse into bed.

However, I don't love those Monday mornings where I wake up sore and
groggy and have to haul ass to work.

Today shall be a day of little milestones and encouraging treats like
finishing drafts, making a work plan for the next 4 weeks, buying some
lemon for my water jug, and so on.

Good morning, everyone. It is Monday.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

13 minute blogpost: This is a flower (I'm waiting for a game to download)

This is a picture of a flower ornament at a little East Perth restaurant called Royal Siam. They are open late for dinner and their food is quite delicious. I had the tom kha ghai and beef green curry last night while watching World Cup qualifier headlines on ONE HD.

Before that, I had been at a singing session. Yes, singing, and I don't mean loudly and off-key in the shower. I mean loudly and off-key into a microphone in a foam-padded study somewhere in South Perth. I will tell you more about this another time because I want to talk about something else instead this evening.

On my way to this South Perth foam-padded study, roughly once a week or once every two weeks, I drive past the Perth Zoo. I've not been to the Perth Zoo in ages, and am quite keen to go there sometime soon because of all the hilarious stories people tell me about taking acid and seeing animals. Not that I want to take acid and see animals, but more that zoo animal stories make me miss the zoo.

The last time I went to the zoo, I was with my best friend from school. We took photographs - yes, photographs, with a real photographs camera that makes pictures on film paper. It was that long ago.

That same best friend from school contacted me recently, after about 3 years of silence between us. Oh, it's nothing dramatic - no fights - we just stopped having stuff in common after first year at uni. She was out and about in her new veterinary lifestyle, and I was marinating in my own stale body odours with my newfound computer science family who liked to make internets and play games.

Nowadays, I don't know what she is up to, but it would be nice to catch up soon. I imagine she may still be in a veterinary lifestyle, though married and probably still the same strange bubbly girl she's always been. I too will probably seem exactly the same to her, in spite of my now fresh body odours as a midweek footballer, because I still have a computer science family who like to make internets and play games.

Speaking of games, Steam has just finished downloading my fresh copy of Machinarium and I can stop typing now. Good night, everyone. :) xx

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Lounging, sir. Mostly lounging.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Good bloody lord, I am so tired. My indoor football team had a 10pm game tonight. TEN PEE EM, SERIOUSLY. And the team we played were good. Really gave us a run for our moneys. But we got there in the end - won 10-5. Yay!

About to go to bed. Just wanted to share a picture of the terrarium, 17 days in.

Good night, internet.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Meat apprentice

colour balancing foods

So there is something to eating exciting looking meals after all! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

what i got up to on my sort-of holiday

tigger doesn't know what he's talking about.

we ran into some passport trouble at the airport. those wise guys got us with the old "you need 6 months on your passport to travel" trick. and just like that, our 5 days in singapore were gone. spat out like a spit-blanded piece of chewing gum on a perth sidewalk.

it was sad, but you know, home isn't so bad. to make up for it, we decided to do one of those "take a break without going anywhere" streaks, starting with a midnight run of borderlands.

1. this game is pretty damn cool. it was fun fun, like how playing WoW for the first time was fun (if you weren't already jaded by EQ and Second Life). levelling is much quicker, but not in that cheat0x hacked-server kind of way - it doesn't feel like a grind, it doesn't feel like you're losing out by playing casually, there's no anxiety, winnar. and it's fun fun the way tf2 and l4d are fun - you just run in and shoot shit up. get this if you have friends you can play with, it is fun. :)

2. saturday opened with a hotel stay. yeah, it feels a bit weird being in a hotel in your home city, but it was nice to get out of the house. drowned our no-airplane sorrows in epic retail therapy. i got me a man united shirt to make up for not hunting down the man u cafe in s'pore, bought a cheap compact digital camera to make up for not getting a slightly fancier one duty free, found a book on book-binding (yeah, meta) and some unmentionables to replace my ones that are ugly and stink.

3. went drinking on saturday night. boy, did we ever.

4. there was no sunday.

5. monday was much healthier with a less oppressive headache. i went for some girl time at the hair salon, played more borderlands, picked up tigger from the cat hotel, mailed a stack of zines (belatedly, sorry guys!), watched some real men's indoor football, cook spaghetti and... played more borderlands.

6. today, i faffed around a bit on the internet, hit the beach to get toasty, ate yummy fish and chips, thought about a few summer projects to keep busy, helped tigger update his twitter but found instead that he would rather tell everyone i smell like turds, and now i'm upgrading to sick-as windows 7 while looking for a new kitten.


there's still one day left of my sort-of holiday. hope to spend it gearing up for lunchtime football, recovering from lunchtime football, then eating a lot.

sorry this post is so mundane. i hope that over the next few months, i'll be able to tell you more interesting things like new terrarium adventures, music stuff, and maybe new kitten stories. no singapore tales for awhile, no worries.

what sandy has been up to on her sort-of holiday - a post by tigger

sandy and niaal didn't get on a plane on friday night. the airplane lady didn't let them board because they smelled like turds.

Am I right?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wolf lane

Perth, yeah!

Might buy some art

No Singapore

Passport trouble last night. Didn't make it out of the country. No
Singapore :( BUT! Going to make the most of our time off. Starting
with a huge plate of sushi.

It's poo not getting to fly off. But am rather excited about getting
real free time. :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little terrarium: bug report

The cheeky fucker!! He ate a bug when I wasn't looking!

Got home last night to find some of his traps wide open, one
containing the carcass of an unfortunate delicious midgey.

Have brought him in to work for some sun. :) Come say hi if you're in
the building. His name is Harvey Bugman.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Little terrarium: plant in a cup

Fresh cup of garden - yay!

Lessons for next time:

- get long forceps
- use big dish so you don't get soil ALL OVER THE FLOOR
- need surgical gloves for precision fiddling
- get surgical scissors instead of blunt 10 year old kids craft scissors
- pick an easier plant next time :(
- pick easier container next time

I hope this little guy survives. Luckily, Venus flytraps don't need
rich soil. I reckon if I can just get him a couple bugs, he might have
enough energy to take root.

But of course, there are no bugs when you need them. :| garr.

Bubble bubble curry trouble

Doo doo doo...