Thursday, November 23, 2006

Darling and I's expensive photoshoot, Unreliable Malaysia Pos and More things to look forward to apart from the Holidays.

Okay, if you have seen my MSN nick in the past couple of weeks, you would have noticed me whingeing about an expensive Photoshoot. Anyway darling and I had filled up some lucky draw forms during the Royal Melbourne Show. So when a lady called him up to say that he had won himself a FREE makeover photoshoot, we were of course exhilarated since I've been pestering him last year to have a couple photoshoot when we were back in Singapore. As he, being the sturbbon arse, wants to do everything back in Melbourne. So anyway, darling happily booked a date for our shoot and the evening before, we were told to bring along 3 sets of attire each. We had to match our outfits and the lady recommended some themes lke sexy, formal etc lah. Then I was telling darling, "Eee, take those sexy raunchy shots like those ang mohs take, I don't want man." So me and my big idea, we went to the Fancy Dress Shop in Morwell to rent a set of costumes. I love Medieval Style Victorian Dresses from the 1800s. Thus I got a pink gown and darling got a brownish gold fest to match with me. The lady at the shop wasn't too friendly and that cost us $70 bucks.

So before the shoot that day, the guy actually brought us upstairs to explain about the photographs pricing. I tell you, the look on darling's face that day was priceless as the guy started explaining, "Erm yeah so you can choose from a range of packages, would you like a small album, big album, wall size with frame etc etc", and the prizes all ranged over AUD$1000! I think when the guy saw the SHOCK look on our faces then he proceed to show us the cheapest package, $545, which consists of 3 8R Photos, 3 5R and 1 Wallet Size photos. We looked at each other and inside we were both thinking, "Darn, already kenna cheated drive 2 hours from Gippy, then rented the costumes, might as well go ahead with it lah." And so we did, and here are the photos, not all of them, we took 50 over, but only developed this few.

I guess it was partly our fault for NOT reading the offer letter properly, I had a look at it after the photoshoot. In not-so-prominent fonts at the bottom of the letter, it had stated, "Photographs are not included. For a gauge, each 5R photos cause $95". But then again $95 Dollars for one 5R! Bloody Hell, your paper coated with gold or something is it? So for personal reasons, I shan't state the name of the Photo Studio. But if you think you got lots of money to spare, then email me, and I'll give you the name and address. If not, Photoshoots are best done in Singapore or Malaysia(By the Chinese), where you pay hundreds or a couple of thousand as well, but at least exchange rate is cheaper and the GOWNS/COSTUMES ARE PROVIDED.

Then to some UNHAPPY STUFF:

It was bad enough the last few times I send parcels to my parents, the postman just throws the parcel on the floor and thank God Bambam didn't bit it to pieces, but this time it is absolutely ATROCIOUS! The birthday prezzies I sent to my Mum and Len on 5 OCT, it didn't reach them at all! Australia Post said they definitely shipped it over to Malaysia already, but what happens there, they cannot check. Damn it, you thought what? Hari Raya big deal ah, can steal people's present! I hope the postman thieves kenna chase and bitten by dogs! Urgghhh! Then on ebay, business not too bad, though the money I earned was spent on other things. :P. But anyway that's not the point, recently there were lots of non-paying bidders and I'm not too happy about it. Don't know many it's holiday mood and people feel like clicking the "BUY IT NOW" button then later decide they don't want. K.N.S! ebay says will credit the Final Value Fee to compensate, but till now haven't heard of anything yet. (*_*)

Okay lah, enough of whingeing, looking forward to Len and hubby to come back next week and also chaboh loo on the 11th. Then after that need to shop for Xmas prezzies for friends and then look forward to my flight back SG in mid Dec. Tigger and Kitty, if you reading this, let's have Xmas Gift exchange again like last year? :)

P.S Anyone can comment on my blog now. This is to re-light the "FIRE" in my blog. So start posting your comments now! But of course, I'll moderate it. ;)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My new Jay Chou album, another retail therapy, sometimes love ain't enough, mix feelings and missing so much back home.

Currently Listening to: Jay Chou ~ Still Fantasy
Released: Sep 2006

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I promise you this would be a slightly exceptional post. Why? Because apart from showing the usual shopping I've done, and all the other "not-so-interesting" events I've been to, I would also pour out some feelings and thoughts deep down from my heart. Event's don't seem to be really fun anymore because it's the crowd that matters sometimes and not the actual event. A group of besties is enough to make a boring musical sound extremely wonderful. Anyway, just some more retail therapy last Saturday because Tubby went to play cricket for the University Team and he went for the whole day. So that was the only thing someone lonely can do to ease the boredom, plus not all were mine, the cargo pants was for Tubs. I was quite proud though that he actually scored the last 3 winning runs. *Cheers to the team and I hope they win for the next few matches as well.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingSo there was the Japanese fair that went on last Sunday as well. It was a Cultural event organised by the Latrobe Valley Council in conjunction with some other organisations, one of which was the Uni. There were stalls selling Japanese Kimonos and Haoris, handbags, purses, small figurines, paintings as well as japanese food like sushi, pancakes and takoyaki. Of course there were performances like Judo, singing jap songs by the 3 pretty ladies dressed in the Azuka costumes or something etc. We didn't really spend much time there, but the short amount of time was enough to have made me buy two kimonos. I contemplated getting a Haori as well, like the one Sheali got, but it was $20 each and so I thought otherwise.

Well the rest of the week didn't turn out too well although I was really happy my pal sent me the new Jay Chou CD from Singapore. It was always a good and bad thing when I listen to new chinese albums that he sent; I'm soo happy to have the latest albums of S.H.E and Jay Chou, but they bring lots of memories and things I miss back in Singapore. And to make things worse, it reminds me of the gap between tubs and I; about how he doesn't know how to appreciate the chinese songs that I so very much love. Somehow this added on to the further distance which we had developed during the last few weeks. It felt really weird, it was like the songs threw me into a world of my own which I felt he didn't belong to. I don't deny I had started to lose some of the feelings I used to have. I know this sounds startling cause everyone always seems to think we are such a lovey dovey couple. In the perfect world, I would love my BF to be able to sing chinese love ballets for me everday apart from being charming, loving and romantic plus all the etc etc of built, figure, size and looks. But that would be in a perfect world and in this world, nothing is perfect.

I really miss being back in Singapore/Malaysia sometimes, back where all the fun and laughter is, where my family and friends are, where I can get my newest Jay Chou or S.H.E myself, where... It can get really lonely here sometimes. Everyone misses Gippsland when they graduate, that's because they have all the friends, fun and laughter, but you never get to experience the loneliness after everyone has gone back to their home country after they graduate. Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAnyway, I wouldn't put all the blame on Tubs, we were pretty fine when we had lotsa friends around us and I think we are now in a stage of being too much in a comfort zone when everything gets mundane and routined. I still wanna try and make the relationship work if possible. So we got together on Thursday to make sushi together, and I brought some for my colleages as well the next day. It tasted pretty good and looked quite alright; not too bad I guess for a first attempt. Anyway, I am looking forward to going back Singapore/Malaysia in December even though I'll be only back for less than 2 weeks. Should have enough time to meet up with close friends that matter, and to stock up on my chinese songs and movies as well, although I really wished I could stay longer to catch the S.H.E concert.

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Anyway, one of my loves keeping me sane here in Gippsland, besides Tubs, Sheali, Gee, Lily, Audrey, Nancy and James is my darling Jasper! Look at how much he has grown! Also looking forward in the nearer future for Joewiz and Len to come back here for a visit. We are gonna have a pyjama party or something, as well as a photoshoot which I hope all of us can attend, I sure can't wait for that! Till then, hope I can stay sane enough to wait...