So I hope you all had a great Christmas. How was it? Mine was good. Can finally show you what I got my other half for Christmas...
Well it was part of it, but took freaking long to make. I made him a tie using the same material as my school ball dress from this year, which I guess you could say was our first date together (sorta. not really.) But do you know how long it takes to blindstitch the back spine of a tie? And this is like over a metre long...so yes, it took ages.
But hey, a lot of love (sweat and mild iron burns) went into it, and I'm glad he says he loves it.
Other half may have beat me in the price range however...
Super sweet of him to get me a MP4 player (8GB). Though much more than I expected for him to spend on me. But he says it was to combine all my loves of music, and Switchfoot ahhaha. Such a sweetie, I'm not giving him up.
He solved my crappy Rubiks Cube.
The story behind this is that I bought this $3.50 "Magic Cube" in Tokoroa back in 2000 while me and the fam were tripping round the North Island (of NZ) mainly around the Taupo area. But since that trip, it's remained unsolved.
I found it in my garage the other day. 9 years later, and this thing is crappy with its stiffness and falling apart into bits-ness.
But boyfriend solved it in a Sunday lunchtime (would have done it faster he said, but cause it was falling apart it made it harder to solve.)
But 9 freaking years....and now it's complete. Sorta. The corners are falling off and chucks are crumbling off.
Anyway, he's off to an island of a reception-less sort for this New Years break, but he's left me one of his rubiks to solve. I started it as soon as he left. I have 3 more days. And I'm not even close...too much math involved with this. No wonder nerds are good at this. =P
This rubiks cube is making me miss him more, cause he can't help me solve it now. (and no, I don't want to use the websites. I don't want to cheat that badly. hahaha)
Wow, hard to believe its pretty much end of year...What a ride its been. I'm so far from where I was this time last year. So much has happened, mostly the fact that now blog posts mention Boyfriend.
I'm gonna reminisce later. First, bed time.
Merry Christmas my friends,
To that, I treat you with a song....
Hope for lots of love and joy to you and your loved ones.
And that you didn't get deafened by the song. :P
Meant to post this the other day...
The Great Gatsby - GRAPHIC NOVEL.
And for some reason, Gatsby is a seahorse.
I just got it from the library a couple of days ago, found it in the teen section. I thought it would be humourous to read :P
Can't compare to the original though. But I'll see :D
So how do you spend your Christmas?
At my house, we've got a tradition of Christmas Eve dinner. Lots of food: turkey, ham, potatoes, salad, drool.
haha, not part of the food but thats what I do when I see the food.
We got my family here in NZ coming together, and sometimes family friends or workmates etc. Either way, it's quite a few people round the table.
We're all here for the food though. My mum's an awesome cook.
Then we'll open presents at midnight, or earlier if people have to leave.
Either way, I love the holidays :D
I don't get to see Boyfriend till tomorrow at church though, that's when we're exchanging gifts. I'm so keen to give my present to him already cause I worked freaking long on it.
I would post up pictures, but not online yet...not till tomorrow then.
Happy Christmas Eve! Soak up the sun/soak up the snow - where ever you are. :P
Today, I saw this.
Contrary to my sister's belief that this somehow related to "Avatar - The Last Airbender" cartoon tv series, it doesn't.
Anyway, I saw it today with a couple of friends of mine at the local movie theatre, in Digital 3D. I gotta say, 3D is pretty cool and all, but you know, this movie would be able to hold up on its own without 3D.
Visually amazing, it is pretty much seamless with the CGI combined with real life scenes. The scenes at night as well in Pandora (the planet) is just glowing with all these different colours, a setting which makes you wish you could be a part of it.
The storyline, as my friend put it, was simple enough to follow. I think its pretty important because to me, the main attraction of this film is more the 3D technology, rather than the amazing storyline. Thoug that's not to say that the storyline is terrible. Cameron's past films is a running example of how he can capture an audience, and Avatar is no exeption. The story isn't all complicated in hundreds of subplots which I'm very thankful for, because any longer and I would have lost all feeling in my body. I had pins and needles within 2 hours, and by the last half hour, I was feeling quite sore.
I'm the sort of person that can't sit still to watch a movie for that long. Unless I'm in a relaxed position, like lying over the couch. Either way, I still need to move about than be confined to a chair for 165 minutes.
Characters are also simple like the storyline, and again, like my friend said, a few of the main characters could have been more complicated, but I'm also glad Cameron didn't over do it. That would have just been too hard to follow.
But overall, yeah, go see it. It is a good film, and it is worth looking at in the movies. Difference between 3D and 2D is just the matter of how quickly you can get absorbed in the story. I mean I still have to take off the glasses every once in a while during the film, and the way that things can be unfocused in the foreground is annoying, but hey, invite people to watch it. You'll really get into the emotion of it too.
Have to say though, at the end of the film, people in the audience (fully packed theatre) ended up clapping as the credits rolled. Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem a bit silly to clap? Cause its not like James Cameron is hiding out in the foyer, listening in to how the audience reacts...And its not like the characters are gonna come bow in the end of the film...No one can hear it...so it's just weird to me.
Wow, so slackage on my part for the lack of postage. You would think me being on holidays would mean much more time to post, but no. It just means more time to be lazy.
Though I have been busy with shopping, sewing, and I spent last Saturday helping my other half with cleaning his storage container.
I have to say though, shopping for my other half is something that is new to me. I've never been with someone during Christmas. So finding something is just real difficult. Plus it doesn't help when they go "Oh its okay, I don't need anything."
Dude, its the holidays. I gotta get you something and it's gotta be good.
Not that what I give decides the fate of your relationship, but when they say that its the thought that counts, heck I'm doing million dollars worth of thinking for this gift.
Anyway, I'm working on it right now and should probably get back to it. I have an idea that is probably both meaningful in thought and effort to get lol.
I'll leave you with Christmas music. Cause at this time of year, (the week of Christmas) its the only time I find it acceptable to play Christmas music (and not in October like Kmart thinks.)
I love Relient K's Christmas music. Plus anything with thieving bunnies and angry snowmen gotta be good.
So, Paramore tickets for Auckland's concert were pulled off for some odd reason... Possibly sell out? Who knows. But anyway, I still want a lot of my friends to go, so I was pretty happy when I heard this...
"A further allocation of tickets for Paramore will be made available on Friday[source CDM]
18th December at 9am. This concert is moving to a different venue in Auckland,
please check back on Wednesday morning for new venue details."
I'm super curious about this. Cause I'm meant to have tickets to the Auckland Paramore concert so I want to know where the new venue is...I'm just hoping it's not Trust Stadium, apparently you can't take cameras into it. That would be lameeee.
Edit: Darn. it is in Trust Stadium.
Heck yes I bought it. Finally.
JB Hi-Fi managed to have the SPECIAL EDITION of it, which I happily paid $31.99 for.
Gots the DVD too which I haven't watched yet, cause I'm gonna go watch Big Bang Theory in a minute haha.
But its another album to add to my SF collection :D
Plus, it's awesome :P
Recommend 'Your Love is a Song' and 'Enough to Let Me Go' to listen, cause they're my favourites. Along with 'Always' and 'Needle and Haystack Life' which come close too.
I'm a happy person. This has been my long, overdue Graduation present, since the album was released the same day I finished high school.
Also, I love special edition Switchfoot albums :D
The newest thing to my collection of bags.
The Estelle Bag from Burdastyle.com
I've sewn this with the scraps of Stage Challenge Can-Can material (the red satin, I've seriously got massive chunks of these offcuts), black satiny/nylon stuff (its tough stuff, and awesomely waterproof) and silver snap fasteners.
Currently I'm still without a decent pocket camera, and so using the webcam is easier to take photos with for now. (I'm too lazy to get my big camera.)
I put interfacing on the straps to reinforce them a little...should have put more to be honest.
Its a cute bag anyway. :D I'm keen to make myself a few more of these hahah
Also the other stuff sewn these holidays so far:
One black half circle skirt/top
One red obi belt (also made from left over Can-Can material ahahaha)
Yes, I'm very much into black and red.
That and I really have a lot of that red satin left.
If anyone wants to buy stuff made with red satin, feel free to let me know.
Next project....to sew a black obi belt I think. And to tackle the rest of the leftover Stage Challenge material haha.
And since the weather has been crap, it actually makes it okay to sleep till noon. :D
Seriously though, I've actually been struggling to sleep that long because thanks to speeding bus drivers and boy racers, they're putting in speed bumps on my street, which results in loud machinary at 8am. THANK YOU 70KM DRIVERS IN A 50 ZONE.
Paramore ticket presales today! 9am till 9am I think it was.
I'm not buying presales, thanks to my free double pass from The Edge FM :D
Kudos to you guys and making me freak out on live radio. Means a lot. XD
No seriously, thanks for the free tickets. I'm poor since I have no job, so it helps loads :D
Anyway, can't say much is happening.
I'm sewing heaps. BurdaStyle.com keeps me entertained :P
I should totally start posting up what I sew. I plan on creating a whole new wardrobe for myself for Uni next year. If anyone is keen on getting into my sewing fest, drop me a line. I'll do it for cash :P
(I gotta pay for my sewing some how...haha)
In the past 2 days, I've sewn a new top/skirt in a black stretchy material.
Pretty much a round skirt with elastic at the top, tight enough for me to wear it as a top, and wear it as a skirt too.
Also, to pair it off with that I've made a red obi belt.
I'll post more about it in the morning when I can take a picture of it.
But yeah, here's to 3 months worth of sewing ahead!
You cannot know how much I've missed having the time to make stuff. :P
NO MORE EXAMS!
I'm officially done with high school.
And highschool uniforms
PARAMORE CONCERT DATES IN NEW ZEALAND
Thursday 4th March 2010 in Auckland at the TelstraClear Events Centre
Friday 5th March 2010 in Christchurch at the Westpac Arena
Presales are on 4th December for $69.90 plus booking fee.
Official Youtube Link
1) WOW. Elaborate.
2) Amazing graphics!
3) To be honest, was hoping for a little less of Josh digging in that same hole (HAHA, I see stairs xD) and more focus on the other members...I didn't even spot Taylor.
3) Woah, that ending. Didn't see that come to a blatent end.
4) A little too much yellow...makes it hard to see anything real clearly.... But then that's probably their point.
5) I can see why Hayley said it's probably their best video yet.
Verdict: LOVE IT! Great storyline for it.
Makes me super excited about them coming to NZ :D
What I should have been doing:
What I did do today.
I got bored...so I got out the duraseal (its what people use to cover their books which is all sticky and you get them in rolls or sheets...I don't know what the proper name is...) and cut out shapes etc to put on my laptop cover. After I saw my boyfriend's laptop cover (which was all black and sleek and fancy...) I felt the need to spice mine up a bit. Just to feel a little cooler.
I don't feel any cooler, but at least it was fun to stick. And protects parts of it from scratches. xD
So hey, arts and crafts your laptop covers. All you need is duraseal and a cool design. And a pair of scissors. :P
currently: listening to Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore
I'm quite excited by this video. I love full concept videos like this, ones that are all arty and stuff. This is why (to be very honest) I was let down by the 'Mess of Me' Switchfoot video. I mean don't get me wrong, I love those boys like anything. And the video is constructed and edited really well, suiting the song because of it's raw guitar noises and energy that is really powerful in their concert footage...But complete performance based music videos aren't as fun.
Even Meant to Live (not the Roxy concert version) wasn't like this. And another reason why I ADORE the Stars and We Are One Tonight video (which I absolutely love for it's editing). And I mean the Stars video was how I got into Switchfoot in the first place.(Boys floating about underwater? Win.)
Even Oh! Gravity which is effectively, just them performing, has the special effects of green screens and stuff.
But yeah, getting off track...I can't wait till this video is released.
And hopefully it will release about the same time as Paramore's concert dates in New Zealand 2010 (which The Edge have said will be in both Auckland and Christchurch like I predicted), that which will be found out Wednesday 25th if you sign up for the email, or Thursday 26th Nov. Getting excited!
It's just the matter of waiting for the days to come.
Speaking of which, Thursday is my next scholarship exam, which I probably should be studying for...stupid NCEA.
I think they're the answer to all study problems. Cause the more sour they are, the more awake you can feel. More awake you are, more you concentrate and are able to pass NCEA. Sour worms are like Coke, except in more colours.
They make studying more fun =D
So if you're wondering, here is more news on the Paramore front.
C4TV say that if you sign up as a VIP, you'll get the info first.
There are also ads on tv. All this...but no date. It's definitely trying to bring a lot of hype.
All you have to do is read the comments on the C4TV page to see how crazy people are going.
I won't be excited until I know for sure that they are coming. (And that I can get tickets...)
On a side note, got a new haircut.
It's caused me to keep looking in the mirror at the different styles I can put my hair in now. Some people could see this as a little weird. But it's like "I have new hair. What can I do with it?"
Much like when you get a new car (not that I've ever had a car), or a new cellphone (I've got that.) and you look at all the functions, press all the buttons, exploring this new phone/car/hairstyle.
New hairstyles are weird too. It's "Not natural" since I haven't had hair like this since...a while ahha.
Anyway, I'm still in the middle of exams and studying. Probs should get back to that.
Fingers crossed that all Paramore dates will be announced Monday!
So, there are rumours that my favourite (previously) carrot-top singer, and her four fella bandmates, are making their way to New Zealand for a concert in March 2010.
Apparently the radio station "The Edge" are sponsoring (though they haven't mentioned a single thing), and Creme Magazine have said that they're definitely coming.
From what I can gather, Paramore would have to be coming after their Australian tour which ends in Perth March 1st. So sometime between March 2nd and March 13th (which is the Lady Gaga concert in Vector) may be concert date, my bets might be 3rd of March 2010.
If Paramore were to have these concerts, one would definitely be in Auckland, and possibly Christchurch. There's a chance that they may play at the Vector Arena in Auckland. Paramore are pretty popular in New Zealand, and the Fueled by Ramen bands (P!ATD, Hey Monday, AAR, FOB) have tried out in the Vector if I remember correctly, though they haven't gone out completely well due to its large size only selling half. (P!ATD...)
What I say is all pure guesswork though. If I find out more, I'll let you know.
I had the most full on day yesterday.
Cause I have finished high school.
I didn't cry, I didn't feel sad...for some reason, it was just an amazing and fun day.
I don't feel like I've finished.
Classes were a bit of a ...ehh. hahah. in Photography/Study, our small little group were partying it up loud (while I was sewing on the straps of my grad dress....hahah). Last assembly was loud. Beach was awesome (depsite cops.) and Grad Dinner just TOPPED everything off.
Its just really hard to believe that in the place where I've dedicated 5 years of my life to, the place where I've spent hundreds of hours working, playing, hanging out with people, going from class to class, and talking with teachers...that it's all over.
Maybe its the fact that I live so close to the school and I know I'm going back. Cause I'm gonna be one of THOSE people that just doesn't leave. ahhahaha.
To all the friends I've made, all the students at the school, all the teachers that have been awesome to me, thank you SO much.
I will never forget it :P
Unless I kill myself with this exam study first.
I don't know why, but this makes me kinda nervous...
Photography Scholarship can bite me.
More specifically, NCEA can bite me.
You read all the resources on different Visual Art scholarships, look at the marker comments, and comparing them all has made me realise NCEA Art Scholarship markers know squat.
How can someone have a strong proposal that knows "what its doing from board one", yet have it "constantly changing" as a major strength?
(Yeah, I can't get enough of this song still.)
Anyway, been another hectic week. stuff indeed has been crazy. Art deadlines and school internal assessments due. And I've spent the couple of weeks being coma-ed out on the couch for no reason other than exhaustion.
<< Infact, I got a blood test the other day to make sure I wasn't getting sick from something else... 4 times they stuck the needle in me to try and draw out blood. I mean the usual is about 2-3 times. FOUR times. And a sore left arm cause I have to "pump" my left hand open and close to try and get blood flowing.
It is no fault on their part. I've always had "unsuitable veins" cause of my excema and the fact that I have an incredibly low blood pressure (which is enough for blood to stop flowing in my vein the first time they stuck the needle in me apparently...) But now they say I shouldn't donate blood cause they wouldn't want to do that if I take that long. So I may never learn what blood type I am...Which has always been a mystery to me.
Also, I got told I don't sleep enough of the recommended 8-10 hours. Like I really have 8-10 hours to sleep, other than Saturday.
But anyway, now I've almost got all my work done (I've got 8 pages of scholarship photography to do by Tuesday. *eep*), I can at least sleep in a little tomorrow, get all this scholarship stuff done over the weekend, and then school ends Tueday 11:50am.
To know that me, being in the "Class of 2009" and that its almost finished...a little scary.
Lately, the whole fact that I'm leaving school hasn't completely dawned on me since I've been so preoccupied with so many deadlines (spending two thirds of my day in the photography room.)
Now...it's still all a little unreal.
Part of me feels the need to crack this out haha.
Though I think I'm quite the opposite of this song lol.
Anyway, just a quick update. Still need to finish work. Oh, and I'm still needing a summer job. So if anyone is hiring in the Auckland region...would be sweet to get a job or something...
I'll work New Years. Trust me, I'm that desperate.
How much is too much retouching?
This site (professional studio) has before and after shots of celebs that they have all "touched up". But really, where is the line drawn that it is too unreal?
Click on PORTFOLIO, then click the images. Hover over them to see before (the orignal photo) and after (all ridiculously touched up).
Makes me feel a little better. Finally, real people DO exist.
To quote the first line of this article...
"Lady Gaga is giving away a lock of her hair with her new album."
Okay, I know Lady Gaga is nuts, and is possibly a man, but how crazy a fan would you be to want a lock of her hair?
And I mean, if this is a "collectors thing", how many locks of hair would be given away? I mean collectors editions tend to have like about 500 available? So there could be like 500 snippits of Lady Gaga's hair?
How much hair would that actually be then? To take off that much hair...does that mean Lady Gaga will be bald for her next album?
There's just something so UBER creepy about the whole deal...
But okay now, back to work.
So today, made another trip to Kmart.
I like Kmart, despite some of the experiences I've had in there.
Today I was just killing time. So when I do that, I cruise down pretty much all the aisles, more specifically the clearance clothing. Cause I normally don't like buying expensive clothes, I'm pretty happy with clearance stuff, and just layer or cut up that stuff. Generally they're all pretty good.
Anyway, there was no major sale going on. But I did see some good clearance stuff that I would totally buy if I had the cash.
So I have a small spot in my heart for printed tees.
Specially if they're cute, funny, or one of those inside joke tees that someone may not get, but I laugh at anyway :D
Reason why I LOVE Mr Vintage. (though I'm still waiting till I have cash for that too. That or I'm gonna have to make my own lol.)
Anyway, I saw a couple of cool as tees."I cause break ups" XD
This was totally cheap too (like $10), if I hadn't forgotten my wallet I would have gotten this.
Then again, wearing this shirt would probably not be the best thing, can't see it as the type of top that you should wear around a boyfriend...
Its cute none the less XD Nothing wins better than inanimate objects with smiley faces :P
"Raisin the roof"
Sorry for crappy picture quality. My pocket digital camera is broken (to my extreme annoyance) and so this was taken off my cellphone (and mind you, my cell is like 4 years old. I luff it XD). I would have retaken it if I wasn't getting odd looks from this one old lady.
But anyway, have to count the win factor on this. Dancing raisins and cleverly created puns. AWESOME.
That's pretty much all the cool printed tees.
I hate shirts that are like slogans. Like "Your boyfriend thinks I'm hot" or some shallow, unfunny quote that just makes people raise their eyebrows, judge your character, and turn their backs.
Mind you, when I see shirts like that, I am one of those people. ahha.
Anyway, found some NOT SO good clearance clothing.
Again, sorry for crappy picture quality, but these are bodysuits.
Ugly as anything bodysuits.
WHY people are thinking this should come back in I don't understand.
Bodysuits should be left for swimwear, ballerinas, gymnasts, and babies.
Infact, that white one looks like something an oversized baby should wear. They're just plain ugly.
And they're all like "Wear under a high waisted skirt." etc etc. Which just makes me think "Why not actually WEAR a proper top under your high waisted skirt? At least going to the bathroom would be SO MUCH easier."
Cause trust me, I hated having to make bathroom stops with one piece bathing suits.
No way would I want to keep doing that again.
So one of the conditions me getting a place in my uni course is that I have "a keyboard speed of 20-25 words per minute"
So I got mine tested online. I don't know how accurate these things are...but it's a pretty decent score that clears the 25 word mark.
So I'm offering the challenge to you (reader) if you choose to accept it haha.
My score is 70 words per minute. Take the test and try to beat me. Or see how close you get. Leave your results in the comments below and let me know. (if you're not too afraid to tell me.) :D
And when you're not sleeping, this song suits so well.
Love this song. [Official vid]
He sounds a lot like Matty Thessian from Relient K...Probably cause he does guest vocals too.
And btw - I got into uni.
I'm stoked :D
So I just did a graphics presentation tonight. *relief* Wow, so glad that that's over. It's not that I don't like doing speeches, I find them kinda fun. I like talking. When the speech is a good topic too. But unfortunately it's hard to make graphics *funny*. But hey, got through it with what is left with my voice now.
Doing this presentation tonight did give me some good points that I should remember to do next time if I ever have to do a speech.
5 Key things I just learnt and need to remember when doing a speech.
1) Read through the whole of your speech at least more than 3 times. So that way, you actually know what you're really saying, and that you're not repeating the same words.
2) Don't use words that you can't pronounce in your speech. Cause that seems like a pretty clear point and all. Otherwise you don't want to look like an idiot up there.
3) If you do use have to use words you don't know how to pronounce, FIND out how to pronounce them, don't guess it. Cause then you just look like a bigger idiot.
4) Don't keep staring at the same person while talking. Cause that's just creepy. And don't keep staring at the screen and pausing that way. Cause if it's being videoed, sometimes no one can see what you're staring at off screen.
5) Don't talk in a stupid voice that will kill your throat halfway through the speech. *ahem* Specially if it sounds like a stupid tv show presenter that talks way too loud when needed. *cough*
Think I might go have some soup for my sore throat now...
If you know me, or have read blog posts from last year, you would know my love of lights.
This is just more proof why I love lights:
I took these on Friday when the Ferry Building in Auckland City had the "Night Lights with Telecom".
I will admit, not exactly the greatest title - so there wasn't the highest amount of expectation, but completely and truthfully, it was pretty awesome.
It was animated and interactive with these light boxes (don't ask me how they worked) and you could see people around we really into them, which is awesome to see. The crowd that was around at 8:30ish was pretty big.
Oh btw - those last 3 photos weren't taken from a public spot. It was one of those people my family knows that lives up on this nearby apartment building and I took some shots from their rooftop. They have the most amazing view, I'm a little jealous.
The view I've got from my bedroom window is just more houses. haha.
Anyway - there's like 2 or 3 more nights of the Night Lights with Telecom at the Ferry Building in the Viaduct. I suggest if you can make it, check it out. I think the show repeats every half hour. So yeah, total coolness.
And they're pretty. :P
I'm too scared to put down a countdown timer till the end of the school year.
I'm so swamped with what I have to do that it's just overwhelming. Half the time I'm completely exhausted, ready to fall asleep, or I'm awake like this in the late/early hours, quietly trying to get all this work done.
Tomorrow (well...in like 10-15 hours time-ish.) I'm handing my 2nd portfolio to the local uni for design. Fingers crossed and keep prayers coming. This is like my 2nd and last uni choice. If I don't get into either...I'm not too sure what I'll be doing.
Anyway, busy with work, so lack of postage going on.
There's like 3 weeks left. *eep*
So much to do.
I'm hoping to see the Night Lights with Telecom sometime this weekend too. I love lights XD Hopes the weather is good... =S
So about like half an hour ago, I read that I got rejected from the Design course I applied to.
Normally I'd react by wondering why I wasn't accepted. All the different possibilities and the reasons to blame myself that I wasn't good enough.
Like in my mind, I'd be thinking "Oh, if only I had put in my graphics work from this year in my portfolio, put in more of my year 13 work, handed in right the first time, had all my legal documents in the first time they asked me..." etc etc.
But today...I've been having an odd, but quite amazing morning.
I woke up at 8:30am today and have been reading this book called "When God Writes Your Love Story" by Eric and Leslie Ludy. Its all about what it means to have a romantic relationship with someone, and to have a relationship with God. I'm reading through the book quite slowly cause I keep thinking too much between reading and stuff which kinda annoys me haha.
But anyway, I read for a couple of hours (for a couple of chapters, which are like 14-15 pages long. It shouldn't take an hour to read one chapter...but anyway) and then with this book in mind, I was asking God as I was brushing my teeth what the path is gonna be for my life, whether I'm taking the right steps in my relationship with him and the relationship with my current boyfriend.
And then God challenged me something. It's not the first time he's challenging me this, but I think now if I put it out in the open I really have to follow through.
But I feel that God is challenging me "You spend a lot of time talking with your boyfriend. Are you spending more time talking to him than me?"
When you get questions like that, they do scare you. Its the slap-in-the-face of truth.
But anyway, getting out of the shower, I'm like to God "Okay God, I know I need to build a stronger relationship with God. I need to spend time with you more." And then I got out my daily devotional "Word for Today" booklet, and my bible.
In these "Word For Today" booklets, they have these things called "Soulfood" where they'd give you passages of the bible to read so that way you have a focus on what to read (and when you read a whole year's worth, you would have supposedly read the whole bible.) Anyway, one of the Psalm passages to read today was Psalm 23.
I love the Psalms. They're like amazing songs and lyrical poetry to me.
Psalm 23 is about how "the Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I have through him."
I was kinda scanning through the passage while checking my emails. I stop when I find an email from the university, and as I read through their message, I'm like choking in rejection.
I thought it was possible I was gonna start crying and asking myself why I'm falling into rejection again, scared that I was gonna fall into the same pattern I fell into at the end of last year/beginning of this year with all the depression and loneliness I felt at the time from all the rejection letters I had gotten.
Yeah, it was a messy time.
But I look that next to my laptop is still my bible, open on Psalm 23.
And so instead of thinking about all that, I read Psalm 23. Really reading it. And then I realise this was God's message to me. While I was applying for these two degrees at this university, I told God "I can't choose between the two. I'm gonna let you choose for me what's right."
This is God telling me right now.
He's telling me that I shouldn't bother with this degree at this uni. "You prepare a banquet for me....you welcome me as an hounoured guest and fill my cup to the brim" [Psalm 23:5]
And then I'm like "What the HECK am I freaking about? I told God to do this for me, and hey, he's done it all quickly so it's easier and that way I don't have to apply for that Arts and Design scholarship degree. Meaning less paper work!"
Suddenly I'm seeing all the positives that come out of this.
"And by not getting this degree here..." (Cause you know, I'm home alone, I'm talking to myself out loud.) "...it means that I could go to my 3rd back up, the local uni's design degree. Which would be so much easier to travel to, which I'm already enrolled at, makes decisions easier."
And then I'm no longer choking. It's so much easier to breathe.
So really - WOW.
God had this all planned out...There's no coincidence in this, I believe it's no coincidence. I was meant to read that passage as I got that letter. I was meant to be reminded that God is in control of my life as long as I'm willing for him to be, and that he's gonna provide the best that is available for me.
Stuff is cool when you think about it that way.
And God is amazing for always sticking by my side.
And I just realised, Jon Foreman's song "House of God Forever" is based on this Psalm. LOL.
Good stuff. :P
Okay, so I've sort of been a Family Force 5 fan. I don't follow them or anything, but I subscribe to the ToothandNail youtube channel and the Dance or Die video was in the latest vids so I just watched it the other day (I know it's been out for a couple of months already. I live in NZ, things take longer here LOL.)
I beyond love this song, and its a cool video. But I don't know what to make of it haha.
Reminds me of my photography portfolio boards, Neurofen ads, Teletubbies, and Captain Planet's Planeteers. haha.
But yeah, if you happen to be a FF5 fan and ACTUALLY know what the video is about - let me know.
Oh btw, in other news, SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARE ENDING! (boo.)
I made an infinity/convertible dress like I said I would last Saturday.
It kinda failed. Tip: If you make a convertible dress that is patterned, make it doubled or something so that it's patterned on both sides for the ties and not just the one side. Cause...well if you wrap it around you, it doesn't look that nice.
But I wore it to a party and it managed (after taking ages to make sure it was wrapped all right.)
Now I'll just take it apart and change it to like...a pillowcase. LOL. (I'm semi-kidding. I have worn skirt turned pillowcase turned tube top to a wedding. I'm just that cool. And poor that I wear skirts and pillowcases.)
Also on the to-do list: hopefully to make an Obi Belt, a new sling/handbag (cause mine is breaking) and my grad dinner dress. Hopefully I'll sew that tomorrow so it's all done. I bought my zip today for my dress. So I should be all good.
Speaking of stuff I bought (sorta bought...) - today we gots MAGNETIC PAINT.
Was on sale today. Haven't used it yet, me and my sis are sharing it to paint one part of our bedroom, but it has the possiblility of being BEYOND awesome. Think about it - you can decorate a wall with fridge magnet! No more blue tack and cellotape. And...yeah - its just cool :P
I'm so keen to try it out!
There's just so much I wish I could have done these holidays. And I spend too much of it sleeping in.
One of the worst feelings in the world is finding out that you could lose 9 years of work on one faulty laptop.
I don't know what went wrong, but this afternoon after I came back from a school session, my laptop didn't work. It wouldn't start up properly, and when it did, it would freeze, then proceed to give me the BLUE SCREEN.
And this blue screen is like blue screen of terror. To cause you to freak out and "politely" tell you that *ahem* YOU'RE SCREWED.
so I'm here, at home, very cold (cause for some reason, Spring has totally disappeared for Antartica...) and my computer tells me that I may only get stuck with the measley USB stick as all that is remaining.
In my mind, I'm going through all the folders and files I have. My 2000+ music, 5 years worth of photos, my schoolwork...everything.
I think its good to have moments like these though.
I mean - no it's not good to realise you'd lose ALL the work you've ever done, and that you should be kicking yourself for NOT backing up your files.
But it does give you a realisation on HOW MUCH we do rely on technology.
It is ridiculous. Like I thought I could slightly contain myself when it comes to my laptop.
But I can't.
I spent a decent hour curled up in the fetal position, wondering what is gonna happen to my life, because all my schooling career, any possible future jobs, all lost...
Think I need a slap in the face.
And here I am, blogging about it all.
So from this...I've learnt 3 things.
1) BACK UP EVERYTHING on like cd or something.
2) Do anti-virus checks more often.
3) GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND GET A LIFE.
That seems fair right? :D
Here's my cool as magazine I did for Journalism class. We had to write all the articles and create layouts and etc. I even shoved some of my own photos on it.
I actually really liked doing this, cause this is why I want to take the Communications degree.
Or at least the Design degree.
Cause this is the dream I want to work towards for my career:
Apple pie is like love on a plate. ♥
But anyway, recently I made these earrings for my friend, Becca (http://www.blondieontheblog.blogspot.com/)
Originally uploaded by MellieNZ
It's like the first time in a decent year or so that I have made earrings. I don't know why I haven't been inspired to do it in so long...but it felt kinda cool to make something new. I mean I quite like these. Think I'm developing a style with earrings to use thin metal chains and stuff.
Which is kinda cool. I think it's quite nice to have a style. Feels more...artisticly professional or something haha.
But now...it's like being in one of those phases where you go "OMIGOSHIGOTSANIDEA".
And then I make a ridiculous amount of earrings to feel all cool cause I'm all "inspired."
heh, I actually enjoy my inspirational phases. I feel very tempted to skip homework right now :D
Btw- did anyone realise that Americans spell Jewellery as 'jewelry'?
Well probably the Americans did, I only noticed till now haha.
Fall season earrings
Originally uploaded by MellieNZ
So I've set up a Flickr account. So far I've only posted some of my jewellery, but I hope to put some more stuff on there.
Anyway, one of the main reasons I decided to get a flickr was cause I thought it would be a good way to sell some of my stuff. Rather than TradeMe/Etsy/Ebay accounts or something.
So if you're keen on buying stuff - let me know!
But yeah, just generally check it out. Tell me what you think.
I encourage critism. Constructive critism. Or if you say it's pretty I wanna hear that too hahaha.
No, don't get the wrong idea. I'm not picking up a sudden love for Grease. No, Grease was long ago killed when my graphics teacher played their soundtrack on a daily basis for at least 40 minutes each class (more if you stayed in for lunch.)
And no, I'm not pregnant. GOSH no.
I just went shopping before at the local Kmart today, hoping to get school ball photos duplicated (no luck, scanner is broken. Why would it take 1 week to fix?!). Anyway, with no luck getting photos reprinted, I wandered round the store, texting my mate as I was checking out clothes...
Sometime I just ended up in the maternity section of clothing without even knowing. I was looking at them, thinking how nice and how interestingly shaped they were till I noticed the big fat "MATERNITY" tag hanging from the label.
Do you know what is slightly awkward about the whole thing?
The fact that I'm a clearly 18 year old girl, (well one that looks about 15) looking at maternity wear.
It called for that "awkward sliding escape" moment. You know the one. Where it's like "Alllll righty..." and you back away hoping to not be noticed.
Then later, I saw a pregnant lady with a shirt that had one of those "Baby on Board" signs and I was like laughing to myself going "Oh, I would totally get one of those shirts."
Then I had to do a double take on myself and realise what I just said.
For the rest of the time I was shopping, I then swore that pregnant people were following me.
I don't know if its the lack of hobbies in my part of the city, but when was there a sudden increase in pregnant ladies?
I'm just like WOWzers. Every 5th lady I passed is up the duff.
It just leaves the question - is Sept/October the general pregnancy season?
I'm thinking, 8-9 months ago was...like New Years - Valentines day etc.
So was that the result of those holidays? Everyone getting knocked up at about the same time?
Just a thought. I'm killing time cause for some reason Facebook isn't working for me.
But speaking (writing) of what is working...
A N B E R L I N !
at 0:57 - that is from the Auckland concert at the Powerstation last August that I went to which was SO intensely awesome. (if you need to be reminded or convinced:
My journalism article, my happy photo post,
<- and this ticket I have on my wall as part of my cd mirrors and stuff that is cool or important.)
(Yeah, I'm still pretty happy from that day...)
Anyway, you should check out the Anberlin concert article on Coup De Main Magazine too. They've got some awesome photos up which gave me a chance to relook Stephen in his very awesome skinny jeans. :P
(I mean honestly, they look pretty tight on him...His legs are like tree branches. Good looking tree branches... XD)
It makes for an interesting wake up call to hear that a tsunami is headed your way.
My prayers to Samoa. A 8.3 earthquake followed by a tsunami early this morning (like 7am.)
I'm pretty much refreshing NZHerald like every 5 minutes now.
About an hour ago, the radio stations and the tv stations were all "Tsunami is gonna hit New Zealand. Tsumani warning to all of the country."
So people in the lowlying coastal areas are all evacuating and stuff....
And then they're reporting that the wave could be as big as 1 metre.
Okay - unless they're wrong, 1 metre...not that big. I mean yeah, it is big - but not possible killing whole town big.
And I mean where I live, we're all along the beachfront. And if we did get hit by a tsunami as big as like the Boxing Day Tsunamis that while back...then well my whole area would be submerged.
1 metre...It's enough to tell someone to stay off the beach.
But I think it would be pretty safe to go to the park. haha
And those so-called "hardcore" surfers to surf the wave. 1 metre...that's a pretty good wave. But don't be idiots.
But yeah, so I'm just chilling at home, watching the weather. It's raining on and off at the mo...but I don't see my street being submerged any more than it was last night in the massive storm yesterday. (which was very minimal - lightning was fun to watch :D)
Makes me a little glad that I'm not on holiday up in like Whangarei Heads like I was last November. Cause where we stayed there, the water reached the back step at high tide.
So to all the joking aside, I do hope you folks round NZ are all safe, and that the people of Samoa have as little casualities as possible.
And to be honest, I wouldn't have the clue if the tsunami has hit my part of the country at the mo...Could have passed already for all I know lol.
Oh and on a side note.
(Always playing from 2:37 onwards - LOVE ♥)
I've been meaning to make a new blog title for a while now. (Or at least for the 1 year birthday) but with school being so hectic at the time, I hadn't had the chance to till tonight.
What's the verdict on it?
I got a new layout too...I don't know how keen I am just yet on this.
Sadly enough to say, I'm still on templates. Gosh I hate templates.
But I'm not web-savvy enough yet to know HTML codes and whatever etc etc to build my own website.
(Which bugs me, I think I could have gotten a sweet job for this comic company to build them a website, if my HTML language wasn't confined to HTML language inside a blog post. All I can manage is italics, fonts, bold, underlines, and occasionally I can remember how to get links to open in a new window....[/end nerdness])
Oh well, life goal (or short term "maybe when its summer holidays" goal.):
LEARN HTML CODING.
But for now, if you refresh fast enough, you may be able to see the existing template underneath the blog header. XD
So hey, 10 points to whoever can figure out what this is.
But anyway, random webcam playing aside, got a very random but very cool Facebook ad just before.
But hey, check out that description.
Icecream that looks like sushi. GENIUS.
Actually it really isn't. It's just very odd, and gives you that whole "Oooh I'm cool cause I eat foreign food" feeling.
Also gives people that help to overcome their fear of sushi which I know a couple of my friends seem to face.
Anyway, I got myself a voucher. As soon as I have the chance, I'm getting one of these :D
THE GOAL for these holidays.
To make something like this.
They call it the convertible/infinity dress. Personally I think the infinity dress just sounds WAY cooler haha.
But this type of dress is suppose to allow you to make dozens (or infinity) of different styles and stuff, with the one dress.
Which I think is TOTALLY AWESOME.
Cause think about it, you're at a party, things are getting boring - change your dress!
Well that's not exactly the cure to liven up a party, but hey, you'd feel cool trying to come up with different style and stuff.
So that is my goal for these school holidays. To make myself a dress like that.
Oh and do my homework too. Darn that homework.
(at least there's no more graphics brief! YAY!) :D
There's a certain amount of relief and happiness that comes from completing something.
Even if it is a crappy excuse for a design brief that was suppose to be of high quality over 3 terms.
But yay! Thankgoodness. It's handed in. 7 pages of pure crap, followed by 3 technical pages of terrible, looks like year 9 work. And at least the rendered drawing looks alright.
But honestly, after I handed it in about half an hour before lunch ended, I was like a puddle of happiness. Just the feeling that now I didn't have to really work on it anymore - phew. I can now concentrate on other important things!
Like the next dress I plan to sew over these school holidays. haha.
So, I'm searching up pictures of Spongebob (its part of my homework! Journalism to be exact) and I come across this in Google Images.
Does anyone see the coolness factor in that costume? XD
And I bet it isn't that hard to pull off yourself. Brown skirt, make a fake white belt with a tiny red tie, and a Spongebob shirt. And that is the formula for awesome. :P
Today's handful of happiness come today in the form of a bright red packet:
MALTESERS. yay :P
They're like light little balls of joy. Except not so annoying cause when you hit people with these light little balls of joy - they don't hurt as much as say M&Ms. Which I would describe as deadly pellets of happiness. XD (Reminds me of a certain Switchfoot Podcast episode...haha)
Anyway, thankyou boyfriend for random gift of Maltesers. :D
Next time, I'm hoping Tim Tams XD
Gosh. Honestly, go away!
Thought I have to admit, it's pretty funny :D
You would think though, if the guy has caused all this controversy in the past at other award shows - someone would get the hint maybe?
Whatever sells tv right?
Student loans are probably the most annoying thing in the world to fill out.
It's constant questions, over and over again, asking the most annoying things.
Such a pain!
Sometimes I feel like I should just stick in a card that's like an auto-fill of all my details and all the questions that I have no clue on just answered for me.
I mean don't get me wrong, sometimes filling out stuff can be fine.
Those quizzes about yourself, yeah I'll fill those out.
This application form asking if I'm in prison? Or if I have mad cow disease? Yeah - it's annoying.
(Actually, it didn't ask if I had mad cow disease. But I'm saying, its still annoying.)
I'm getting treated like an adult for the wrong things. Boo.
You know those songs that you hear, that make your heart want to sing out?
This song is one of those songs.
This is the song that is gonna MAKE Hello Hurricane (Switchfoot's new album, released November 10th *plug* ooh which is the 2nd to last day of school, and last full day of school EVER for me...) be very much awesome for me.
It's just so amazing. Puts me in a great daydream.
Hallelujah, I'm in love again.
Hallelujah, I'm a wretched man.
Hallelujah, every breath is a second chance."
[Always - Switchfoot]
A sermon from Andi Andrews at Get Smart 2009 during the High School segment.
There are two fundemental relationships.
1) Relationship with God.
2) Relationship that flows from that (aka everyone else)
The fight of Flesh versus Spirit
(16)So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (17)For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. (18)But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
1) Do you tent towards waling int he spirit of walking in the flesh?
2) What fruit are you bearing in those relationships?
The Fruits of The Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
Love - It's a choice. To love someone as much as God loves them. It gives a standard to work at and reach. Forgiveness is important.
Joy - Choose joy, even in the hardest times. Find it in God.
Peace - Make peace situations, even if you don't want to.
Patience - You can't make people change, you have to let them.
Kindness - even in tough situations.
Goodness - Let wholesome talk come out of your mouth.
Faithfulness - with words and actions.
Self Control - in your words, your body, in actions and in anger.
Sometimes everyone needs a reminder of this.
There's a lot to love. It's what we as humans seek for. We are wanting acceptance, we are wanting someone to care, and someone to love us fully.
Sometimes I forget that God loves me the most. No one else can love me like any other. I can get caught up in all my human emotions and then I lose the small voice in my head that is saying how God cares for me.
In those moments, I remember- where is God in my heart?
I need, and I want, to remember that God is always first in my life.
That's why when I feel at my worst, I want God to be the one to cleanse me of my mistakes.
God, I am made new by you.
I love you.
It's been ages since my last post.
And trust me, its not like I'm trying to make this a common thing, posting once a week.
Currently have exam week at school, just sent off my design portfolio the other day to uni...Fingers crossed for me aye.
Anyway, surfing the 'tube.
Or rather I got this on my iTunes Podcast subscription to Relient K - and I haven't been on iTunes in a couple of months so I only saw this now.
Jon Schneck and John Warne - Gotta love them.
I can't solve a rubiks to save my life. Wish I could.
You know, I have a certain amount of guilt when I haven't posted in ages.
Its like when you haven't talked to that friend in a while, or haven't replied to that email, or that message....
Thing is though that there really isn't much to talk about.
Uni applications are gonna make me stressed. I'm trying to make a DVD for my design portfolio...not easy. Mostly cause I haven't really started...
What's a good distraction?
Funny youtube videos.
Flight of the Conchords - Jenny
When you're stressed, either laugh or cry.
Or if you can, both XD
Exactly ONE year ago, I made my first blogpost (on this blog anyway).
And now here we are, one year later, exactly 200 blog posts since then, in an attempt to communicate with...well absolutely no one.
(much like Twitter. XD)
You'd think I'd have better things to do with my time.
Happy birthday blog!
All that glitters...isn't always gold.
Proof that just because something is sparkly, it doesn't make it prettier.
The All-American Rejects playing "I Wanna" on Rove
Dude, I'm kinda ashamed that I used to think lead singer Tyson Ritter was cute.
Now he looks like Iggy Pop from Iggy and the Stooges. (or in this case, a sparkly version of Iggy Pop from Iggy and the Stooges.)
I much prefer them back when they released "Swing, Swing" (Tyson's blue eyes and mop of hair. *gush*)
Ahh well. I'll always be an old school AAR fan I guess. When the lyrics were (slightly) better, the rock was more rock, and Tyson didn't look like a drunk chipmunk who's smoked too much weed.
It's been a looonnnggggg week at school.
University. Scholarships. Students Loans. RArgh.
But you know what, instead of having a rant about my issues, I'm taking a break.
Friday night, letting go.
So the new Panic! At The Disco video came out.
3 things why this video has my interest.
1) If you don't hang around the tweenies, then you probably don't know that Panic at the Disco is now only consisting of 2 members, the team of (cutie) Brendon Urie (lead) and Spencer Smith (drums), versus Ryan Ross (lyricist and guitarist) and Jon Walker (bass) citing "musical differences" for their split. (Band breakups always sound like marriage divorce.) So now RyanJon= The Young Veins, and BrenSpence=Panic! At The Disco (OMGTHEYBROUGHTBACKTHEEXCLAIMATIONMARK!...good grief.)
2) So cause of this split up which they only announced last month, and they've only got 2 members, already they're managing to release a single for the new Megan Fox movie "Jennifer's Body" (Vampire/Demon popular girl. Good Grief again.) What suprises me is that Brendon and Spencer actually appear in the video. You would think they'd wait till they got a full band...But okay, jump back on the horse and prove to us all that you guys are all okay.
3) If you vaguely follow P!ATD (or PATD - name it what you will with the bloody exclaimation mark) then you'd know about the very theatrical, fantasy like style they have with their videos. This video - far from it. They spend 90% of the video just looking like they were working with the Men in Black.... Part of a new image?
I do love this song and this video though. As usual, Brendon is adorable, the lyrics are always suggestable ["Can we fast forward till you go down on me..."] and one fun and curious image at 3:25....
Plus, this song has more worth than a lousy Megan Fox "I'm the only reason why people will watch this" movie.
At least I'll know which movie to see when I want to have a good laugh at something terrible.
Uni applications - annoying.
But yes, sorry. Another Anberlin post.
I wrote this for Journo class and I thought I might as well share ahhaha.
Clap your hands, all ye children
No whispers or clamours when Anberlin arrives in Auckland.
It seems rare to hear of good, friendly musicians in the news today. Normally every band gets caught up in one scandal or another, and it’s tiring to always hear these controversies daily. So it’s like a breath of fresh air to have Florida’s nicest rock stars, Anberlin, making their way to our shores, rocking it out at the iconic Auckland Powerstation Thursday 20th of August.
Stephen Christian in the tightest pair of skinny leg jeans I’ve seen on a male, a fantastic buzzing lights backdrop, and the intense bass noise make it all worthwhile to be pressed up against the rails amongst the elbows and sweat of others.
The all-ages gig created some barriers for fans. The Powerstation is known to sell alcohol in the bar downstairs, meaning that if you can’t legally drink, you need to get upstairs. So while downstairs the R18s were on the floor, close enough to inappropriately grab the band members (which one person did as Stephen Christian leaned into the crowd), the under 18s (or the ones that forgot to bring ID to get downstairs) struggled with being distant from the band and pinned against the railings. And not surprisingly, there seemed to be more under age fans than of older. Bless Anberlin and their compassionate hearts; during their set they announced that after the show they asked the venue holders to open up downstairs so that their youngster fans could still meet with the band. It’s fantastic that despite already being an intimate venue, Anberlin still want to make the move to meet every single person.
Two sets of encores later, the band is shaking hands, signing shirts and taking photos with small groups of people in a casual friendly atmosphere; though by that stage, some of them looked like they were down on energy. Deon, the band’s bassist, says that they only arrived in Auckland at 11pm the day before and are leaving for Perth in the morning, so there is a good amount of gratefulness towards their efforts.
Overall it was a fantastic performance from Anberlin, both on and off the stage. Fast paced, energetic, and a bit of fun, the crowd were fully immersed in the music. The only downside however? Waiting another few years before their next concert in Aotearoa.
ANBERLIN WAS AWESOME!!
A picture paints a thousand words.
Here's 5000 awesome words from 5 photos. :D
Here's a quick list of what I've learnt.
1) Always make sure your friends have their ID cards before going into a concert.
2) Flordia boys have GORGEOUS accents. (Mainly Stephen Christian. His voice is surprisingly kinda a higher pitch than I expected.)
3) HOLD your spot. Never leave it.
4) Don't try to lose you voice. Specially if you're wanting to talk to the band.
5) Always carry a sharpie/vivid/marker/pen.
6) Don't let your voice crack infront of awesome band members. Much like point 4.
7) Don't let yourself get starstruck. Which will then go on to cracking voices and mild uncoolness. Links with points 6 and 4.
8) Have decent cameras with decent zoom.
9) Next time I'm moshing up front.
10) ANBERLIN ARE SO FANTASTIC LIVE!
Thanks for tripping over to New Zealand boys :D
(btw....I melt when I think of how I shook Stephen's hand as he said "Hi Mel!" to me. Fangirl much? XD)
ANBERLIN. CONCERT. TONIGHT. POWERSTATION.
[photo courtsey of www.thealternativestar.com]
My "first" concert.
(or at least, what I'm gonna consider as my first concert.)
Tonight, me and my great fantastic wonderful friend are gonna go to The Powerstation in Auckland to watch Flordia babes, Anberlin!
What makes them great?
Well other than that gem of a track, they're just GREAT alternative rock.
Cause I mean, music, like Top 40 hits and whatever...they're just really going down the drain. Getting stupider and stupider with every song.
Like take Cobra Starship's "Good Girls Go Bad"
It's catchy, I can admit that. I have the song stuck in my head at the moment. And it is good party music. But the lyrics "I make them good girls go bad"
1) Way to talk up yourself.
2) BAD ENGLISH
3) You sound like a prick.
So it would be no great loss to the music world if this song never appeared in society.
But see, if there was no Anberlin, then today's music would have less hope.
Cause today more than ever, good, honest, decent music is needed.
So I'm cranking out Autobahn - one of my favourite Anberlin songs.
And I'm getting ready to party XD
5 things in life I could be better off with.
1) Light pollution when I need to take photos for photography in darkness.
(The downside of living in the suburbs.)
2) My screwed up jaw.
(Cause how long does it take for a jaw to click back in place? Well its looking like about a year's worth of painful chewing and ear aches.)
3) Uni applications and uni fees.
(too much effort. And I have to pay for that effort.)
4) Photography portfolio in general.
(cause to be honest, its pretty hellish trying to get this idea sorted.)
(is there any good side?)
It has indeed been a day of lameness.
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- want a lock of hair?
- Fashion frontal
- Speed Challenge
- "I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep..."
- Key things on speeches
- Bright lights
- "another night, another freefall"
- It's no rejection letter.
- Dance or...die.
- Blue death stare
- insert magazine.
- Being crafty
- I gots Flickr.
- Maternity leads (and Anberlin sings)
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