Tuesday, March 17, 2015

And you never left me no messages.

It's been quite a while, I know. There has been lots of nothing going on. My life isn't all that fascinating at the moment, really. I will be going to Thailand and Italy this year though, so it's bound to get exciting pretty soon. :)

I went back to KL for Chinese New Year, of course. 
I was all geared up for a 10 (okay, I'd have settled for 8 too) course Chinese reunion dinner but we ended up going for Western food instead. That's alright though, I got to have pork ribs. ;)

My cousin, Ivan. 

With Ivan and my grandma. 

My twin cousins, Ivan an Iain with my grandparents. 

Ivan and Iain on the first day of Chinese New Year. 

With my grandparents. 

I ended up buying my grandparents a Chinese dinner before I left (mostly because I wanted to have Chinese food). 

And then it was back to Johor! 
Drogo being Drogo. 

A picture from quite possibly the most perfect weekend I've ever had in all my 25 years of life. 

With Sara, the newest girl in my class. People have commented that we look alike. What do you think? 

I opened the back door of my house for the first time a couple of weeks ago, just in time to catch this breathtaking sunset. 

Chinese New Year was not a good time for my poor boy. He's now terrified of firecrackers and fireworks. This particular time, he stayed in this exact same position for a good 20 minutes before he came out. :(

With my little Russian/Italian girl. 

Never failing to put a smile on my face, at all times. 

Sleepy Sunday. We had two naps that day, it was fantastic. 

Love this shot. I caught both the sun and the moon in one picture. :)

Till next time! :)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tired of livin' like a blind man.

Besides work, life has been pretty uninteresting. Then again, those who have been reading know that I'm in Johor, Malaysia- which is pretty much a dead town with nothing much going on for a single girl in her twenties. 

So pictures are mostly from work, with the ones who keep my life interesting! 

I mean, seriously, spending my days with these girls- how could I ever have a dull day? 

And my nights with this one. 

Story Book Day! It's when we come dressed up as our favourite storybook character. It's a fun alternative to Halloween! 
She dressed up as the Singing Mermaid, complete with leaves in her hair. Of course she won best dressed! 
I was the Paper Bag Princess, if you don't know the story and you have a daughter, please go find out who she is! Definitely my favourite princess. 
Zety and I. She was dressed as The Very Hungry Caterpillar. :)

Back to my first point, how could you have a dull day with these kids? 

We celebrated our 100th day of school by having a Water Party! 
They had so much fun. 

Valentine's Day celebration for us was on Friday, the 13th of February 2015. To celebrate, we made Valentine's for parents, teachers and some staff of the school (i.e. the bus driver, the receptionist, etc.)
Painting their Valentines. 

They also had a sudden obsession with being koalas on Miss May. 

These guys are heavier than they look. 

Look at these girls, having an intense conversation on politics, the economy, etc. 

It is also Drogo's 1st birthday! 
Yes, on Valentine's Day. ;)
Look at that face, he got so many treats today and a new toy! Lucky boy! 
So much love for this furball. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I turn the music up.

Here's a break down of how 2015 has been so far! 

Drogo is still as cute as ever. He turns one in a few weeks! 

I got a part-time gig working on Asia's Got Talent. Nothing fancy, I was only booking audience members- mostly office work. But it was nice to be back to the busy bustle of the film industry, even if it was only for a little while.

Filming was at Pinewood Iskandar Studios again, same as where Marco Polo was filmed. I sat at a new spot though, and this was my view every morning for a week! 

I managed to get myself a t-shirt, even though they didn't want to give me one. :)

And finally, after the excruciatingly long Christmas break- the first day of school finally came around!

Our superintendent threw a "Welcome Back/Welcome New Faculty" dinner on the first day of school. Here I am with Heide, my very Spanish co-worker! 

Walks with Drogo allows me to witness beautiful sunrises like these. 

Say hello to Lucy..

..and Marta! 

This little girl loves Drogo. She waits by the gate every afternoon so she can get Drogo kisses when he passes by! :)

I realised I've worn this for a good year now. And I'm going to keep wearing it until I can't anymore. It reminds me of the year I had, realising my dreams and making changes to my life to achieve them. If I can live the rest of my life as Miss May, my life will be one that is filled with much happiness. 

With the sweetest and funniest little girl I know, Lily. 

Spot me! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Nothing's gonna stop me but divine intervention.

On the way home from work this week, my housemate prompted me with this question: 
"If you could have one CD stuck in the CD player of your car, what CD would it be?" 

My reply?
"A mixed CD."

Which lead my thoughts to the songs I would have in my mixed CD. 

And so, out of the 1056 songs on my iTunes, I have picked my top 12. 

1. Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional
The vocabulary used in this song blows me away: flawed, redemption, mesmerizing, hypnotizing and of course, vindicated.

"I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself."

2. Follow Me by Uncle Kracker
Okay this is really just my happy jam. Whenever this song starts playing on my iTunes, I get a silly smile on my face and start singing along. 

3 & 4
Follow You Home by Nickelback

Animals by Nickelback

Of course, there are times when I just need some loud music to drown out the world. I usually go to Nickelback for that. And these two are on the top of my list.

Mom, please don't listen to either one. They're very inappropriate and you would not like them. :)

5. Bella Luna by Jason Mraz
I really can't describe how I feel when I listen to this one. I guess it mostly keeps me calm and relaxed. It also does make me want to go to a secluded beach or on top of a lonely mountain. Life doesn't seem so bad when you're listening to this and on your own. 

6. The Call by Regina Spektor
"It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word
And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry
I'll come back when you call me
No need to say goodbye"

The first verse in the song captivated me. The rest of the lyrics are equally as good. There are so many ways you can interpret them too. And I love the way the music washes over me, it always puts me in a relatively good mood. 

7. Castle of Glass by Linkin Park
This whole song is brilliant. Its full of metaphors, making me love it that much more. 

8. Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold
A badass with a soft heart? Who could say no to that?

9. Demons by Imagine Dragons
I think this is, hands down, one of the better songs to have been released in the recent years.

10. Lucky by Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
How could you not love this one? :)

11. One Last Breath by Creed
This is more of a sentimental song for me. It transports me back to a time when a friend and I would play music in the car in the wee hours in the morning and we sang our hearts out like there was no tomorrow. This was our jam. It's not just sentimental though, it really is a fantastic song. 

12. I Promise You (With Everything I Am) by Backstreet Boys
I'm a HUGE sucker for Backstreet Boys and I'm not ashamed of it. They were there for me while I was growing up and they'll continue to be there for me till I grow old. This is definitely one of my many favourite Backstreet Boys track. 

Happy 2015!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Take a little time to hold yourself.

Last post of the year is filled with pictures, which has been lacking of late. 

This is Dagen. I brought him on a day trip to KL one weekend and he had a taste of authentic Malaysian food! 

This is Zety. She works with me in the same classroom! Such a joy to work with. :)

This is Denise and I, in a pretty tipsy state. She's a fellow Canadian and I think I like her more with alcohol in her system. ;)

The girls in my class grooving to "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. 

One of the kids' journal entry on the last week of school. 

With Heide and Kathryn, some of the people who make Johor a little more fun! 

Christmas presents from the kids! 

We're on a four week Christmas break now (two more weeks to go!). I headed down to Melaka for the first week to visit Yang. 

Yang does this as a hobby so she gave me Christmas nails! Too cute. :)

Yang and I. 

Melaka obviously means food. 

So I had fried oyster.. 

Mee goreng..

And cendul, of course! 

And while I was there I found this for Emma! 
It made the perfect Christmas present. 

Jee Leng visited from Singapore to spend Christmas night with me. 
And because it was Christmas, we thought it would be okay to over-order food. 

We did a little shopping the next day before she went back. 

Ending this post with a picture of my little devil. 

Happy New Year!