Monday, March 5, 2012

All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Madness

It was a lot of fun yesterday hanging out in the city with Lunatarius! We watched Despicable Me (only the cutest movie ever ;3; ) and then hopped over to Giapo to meet up with his friends for the All You Can Eat Chocolate Ice-cream Day. Also saw cousin, Tree, Lonehana and co too and caught up with them briefly, which was nice.

It's the first time I went, so it was a new experience for me. Together, we acquired Hazelnut Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Sorbet with Nuts, Raspberry White Chocolate, White Chocolate with Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate with Macarons and Coconut, Wasabi Chocolate, and some other two flavours that I can't recall at this time.


Man, overloaded with all the chocolate or what! The word is not making any sense to me anymore. Guess there's only enough chocolate I can stand in one day. I'm more of a savoury-loving person by default. But temporary NOM anyhow ahaha. If it was a All-You-Can-Eat Vanilla day, it probably would have been a tad more tolerable.

Today, Mum took me out driving for a bit. It had been a while since I had been behind the wheel, so it took some fiddling to remember what I had to do. Driving a van seems different to a sedan. There's a lot more distance to judge, and the controls are in different places. But it was a good experience doing this again. Gotta give myself a refresher on the rules and stuff though.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Books 2012

Let's see if I can get to at least fifty this year!
Challenge accepted.

I will update whenever I get to finishing a book.
Mostly newly read ones, but am including ones I will re-read from younger years as well.

1) Stargazing Dog, by Takashi Murakami
2) A Zoo in Winter, by Juro Taniguchi
3) An Unexpected Life, by Debra Chwast
4) Black Jack Vol.1, by Osamu Tezuka
5) Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story, by Jerry and Mary Newport
6) Genkaku Picasso Vol.1, by Usamaru Furuya
7) Genkaku Picasso Vol.2, by Usamaru Furuya
8) Genkaku Picasso Vol.3, by Usamaru Furuya
9) Wandering Son Vol.1, by Shimura Takako
10) Ace Attorney Vol.3, by Kenji Kuroda and Kazuo Maekawa
11) Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons For Making It Work, by Tim Gunn
12) Girls In Love, by Jacqueline Wilson
13) Girls Under Pressure, by Jacqueline Wilson
14) Girls In Tears, by Jacqueline Wilson
15) Lola Rose, by Jacqueline Wilson
16) Jacky Daydream, by Jacqueline Wilson
17) Cliffhanger, by Jacqueline Wilson
18) Buried Alive, by Jacqueline Wilson
19) The Little Prince (Graphic Novel adaption), by Joann Sfar
20) My Sister Jodie, by Jacqueline Wilson
21) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
22) Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
23) Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
24) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
25) New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer (16/08)
26) Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer (25/08)
27) Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer (29/08)
28) The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold (01/09)
29) Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld (09/09)
30) Pretties, by Scott Westerfeld
31) The $100 Start Up, by Chris Guillebeau (25/09)
32) Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian, by John Elder Robison (01/10)
33) Bah, Humbug! by Heather Horrocks
34) Otomen Vol. 1, by Aya Kanno
35) Otomen Vol. 2, by Aya Kanno
36) Wilson, by Daniel Clowes
37) The Complete Dororo, by Osamu Tezuka
38) Barbara, by Osamu Tezuka
39) The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, by David Niven
40) Be Happy! by Robert Holden

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Autumn is here!

I've been waiting for Autumn to come along for ages! And I'm glad its here. Pity it had to begin with a wild interchanging "weather bomb". When I went out to catch the bus today, the wind was blowing so wildly. It was like I had to fight the wind head-on to walk onwards. Herp derp. Oh well. Much better than the heat waves that make you sweat bullets. YAY FOR AUTUMN! Not too hot. Not too cold. No pollen. CRUNCHY LEAVES~ It's awesome!

Though WIND, don't be so strong every day, okay?
You might be too strong to walk against someday :T

Today went well. I tried to make the most of my job today, and made efforts to talk louder and appear more perky/happy while talking to the customers. It sure is tiring keeping up such energy especially being the introvert I am. By the end of the day I pretty much died and so did my voice. But hah, guess putting positive thoughts into practice really helps, and it also elevates the mood too! Expressing yourself externally somehow helps lower the stress somehow, because some negative thoughts end up being countered. The highlight of the day was seeing Lunatarius, even if it was for a little while. He was in the area, and we ended up having a short but sweet dinner together. It's always good spending time with him. Tomorrow, we're gonna go have all-you-can-eat chocolate Giapo with his friends. Never been to one of those before .. wonder if my stomach is prepared for this madness *shot*.

K gotta sleep!
I wanna be able to wake up on time ehehe