Monday, November 30, 2009

My New Bike!!!!! ♥


Nah Dee my new bikee.....!

So happy got it for only $95AUD, new summore and I'll be buying one bike anyway if it wasn't on sale!

ok makan first, too hungry to continue typing.

More updates soon.




Rode my new bike to work today, took me only 20 minutes compared to taking tram which will take up an extra precious 25 minutes sleeping time! Work life was okay, the little-documentation-organizing that I was supposed to be in charged of hasn't been set up yet, so for these 3 days I've been basically doing random errands, from AutoCAD to Illustrator to printing and sorting out the library. But I must say, I'm quite loving it since I won't be doing anything if I were not to work, and they kept apologizing to me coz they were afraid of me being too bored and haven't had any jobs for me and yet! O_O"

wakalukong people here are just soooo nice!!!! :)

I don't mind lor seriously, coz I'm paid anyway wahahahhaha.

However 2mr onwards things might pick up a little, which means no more chilling in the office but serious business time! Other than that, everything's rather the same, 2 more weeks til ~mee and dee~ are over *clap hands*!!!!!

Okay more photos of my new bike!

I know why purple but not my fav pink you are saying coz that's the one which is on offer and pink ones are for teenagers. Ruth bought a pink very Barbie-ish lo I tell you me likey!

My bunch of life essentials, lost them and I can jump into Yarra River.

hahaha long tme boh camwhore ade so pardon me please :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekends always tend to pass by very quickly, I can't believe that it has been 4 days me shifting to having my own room (temporarily). As you can see everything is still in a mess, which I don't intend to mend because I know that I'll be doing the reverse again when the time comes to another shifting which is a really really mentally physically draining wakalukong no joke.

Luckily there's still a big mirror for vain pots like me ahhaahahahah

and the junk food at the corner omg so tempting!

Josh, Ruth and I planned for another final shopping before both of their jobs officially start tomorrow good thing everyone was punctual and we hopped on the City Circle tram in no time :)

Trying to capture some lookbook-ish shots!

Meh salah face for josh.


While waiting for the City Circle.

OMG my hair is so freakin long already it's like a mop plonked on my head! :|

A little sight-seeing around the city after shopping.

Guess where????

All are taken in the MELBOURNE STATE LIBRARY.


We finally decided to take a tour into the library after one year passing by gazillion times for groceries shopping at Safeway and shopping around the city and Ruth and I were really gawked by the stunning majestic interior of the library.

This really defines 远在天边,近在眼前!

(definition: search high and low for a thing but it's actually right before your eyes............... something like that :| )

Am telling you too much shopping these few days having the impression of already getting a job is really detrimental!!!

Moreover without my part-time at the restaurant adds the burden for needing to buy groceries it has been ages since the last time I cook a proper decent meal (okay not that I do it often) Bought 1.5 kgs of Marinara Mix my fav~~~~~ for 8.89 AUD per kg I almost bought 10 kgs to stock up for a year supply. *slap*


BUT you tell me, :

how to resist shopping?! O_O

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pleasant Friday to begin my working life in Architecture.

Honestly, it's kinda overwhelming to accept the fact of me being a working lady from now onwards, having to get off bed early before dressing up and hop onto a tram, packing with every other office workers at 8 in the morning, sitting at the office desk longing for the lunch break, more sitting on the office desk longing for the clock to strike 5.30pm.

Before this, I really did not know what to expect to actually work in an architecture firm, mingling with people with the same interest, what will it actually be like you know that kind of feeling, not knowing what to expect at all?????

Thankfully everything went well today, rainy gloomy weather did no good but make the nervous air more daunting, left the house by 8.45am to allow my self an hour to reach Collingwood DONT WANA BE LATE FOR MY FIRST DAY OF WORK, very nervous all the way before gathering myself and rang the door.

The ambience of the office was actually far better than expected, reminded me a lot of my studio life :) Claire took me around the office, introducing me to other staff which names I cannot remember me really very bad with names (except for David whom I helped with AutoCAD for the whole day we'll get to that ;) I've got a A4 notebook, Uni pen, and a sticky note by the end of the office tour before landing at my small working space.

Overall the day went on really well, a little glimpse of firm with great people! and I am looking forward to seeing myself being part of it~

Snippets of the day:

My little working space.

Smith's St DFO.

Validated my tram ticket twice so might as well make full use of it by going shopping :O
Am telling you it's really misleading! Just worked for one day and not having paid yet but it feels like I've already got my first pay! :\

DFO South Wharf.

Bought a pair of Cotton on working shoes for only $7.50 (Original price $39.90) and a jacket from dotti for only $19.95 (Original price $139.95)

hur hur hur time for major selling at it's time to revive it!

At Bourke St. walking in the city alone makes you aware of the surrounding and truely be part of the little city:

Regretted not giving him a dine!
a little something might mean a lot to him!

Nvm will give when I see him the next time.

day n night:

The Christmas ambiance is twinkling in the air.

I can't wait till ~mee and dee~ are over for Christmas :) !!!!

Too much anxiety and anticipation I've already started stocking up food and saving $ so that we can chiak ho liao everyday ehehehehehehehheheeh

Don't ask :|

Mostly double coated coz it's my fav!! :)

Only 79 cents! :D


Spend 5 minutes of your life reading this, no harm no regrets!

A short inspiring story from Steve Jobs:

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.


Congratulations if you finish reading it, if not FREAKIN SCROLL UP AND READ IT okay as if I care your loss not mine. =-="

Going off to Victoria Market for a little groceries shopping, contemplating if to buy a box of mangoes as usual, I wouldn't wanna scare. :\

Okay time to prepare and tidy up.

I promise it's tightly sealed!!! O_O

shit the smith's calling......


Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm so Nervous I feel like Pangsai-ing all the time

GOing to my first day of work in 15 minutes time!!!

Taking the tram down South and back North again okay people I am really freaking out.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am gonna die of exhaustion!

I am telling you I almost had a heart attack, searching up and down frantically unpacking the many many I lost count luggage in the small room for my PASSPORT!!!!!!!

I am afraid that I threw it away together with the architectural models that I've made for 2 semesters and one year pile of garbage which just burst out of nowhere. Seriously, where did all these rubbish come from?!!??!

No more camberwell for the year I am telling you, in fact, Ruth and I can sell in RUN Camberwell market already seriously no joke.

Structures exam was okay, quite manageable with me finishing up the whole paper half and hour before time while others struggled to finish the paper in time! I wouldn't say I'll score with flying colours but still, it's so much easier than Physics paper back in high school.

It is weird having a whole room to myself now, oh well it's just a temporary one though I am not to think of shifting all my stuff AGAIN temporarily or I will faint just to even think of it.

Okay very the tired already, 8 hours of shifting after final exam paper in the afternoon ain't no joke. Still swimming through my piles of luggage, where the hell did I misplace my last week's $81 pay!?!?!?!?! T____T

Fine gonna brush my teeth and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

P/s: Jessmine is on the way back to home sweet home Malaysia flying BUSINESS CLASS!! So glamorous sometimes good things just come your way.

I believe in karma :)


P/s; WHERE IS MY TOOTHPASTE?@!?!?!?! =-=


P/S: I FOUND THE $81 BAG SO HAPPY PLEASE?!?!?!?!! *jumps around*

Friday, November 20, 2009

20th of nov! :)

Many things happened today so very the busy!

Ruth's birthday first and foremost attached to other strings to joyful happenings.

Things are beginning to fall into place.

Got 2 freakin good news in a row me very the happy die.

Was selected as a weekly winner of The Anna Sui "Rock Me!" Contest Anna Sui "rock me" perfume coming my way SongKeat if you are reading onegai please help me to collect it!!! :)

and I'm still awake at 5.45am after alcohol overdose last night.

Melbourne is too super hot to bear talking about a decent fan for a good night's sleep!!! :|

Twilight New Moon is too cheesy, but the love from Edward to Bella is still too good to be true~~~~♥

More updates when everything's confirmed.

trying to get back to sleep when the sun's rising on the east :\


Monday, November 16, 2009

My Future is so very the Vague!!!

How arrrr I am so nervous for my future.

It's as though everything that is planned has already been achieved and now comes the bleak stage of life when whatever you decide is critical!

I want to pursue my dreams and yet there are so many things holding me back I don't know which direction I should head :|

I don't want to take the predictable road, continuing Master in Melbourne (again) after gaining working experience before getting married (wtf nobody wants me also =-=) and settle, everything down under please I don't want can? I want to take this opportunity to pursue my dreams, as in seriously P.U.R.S.U.E. my dreams, going to you know where and then start stitching some fabric wtf.=-="

Aiyah everything's easy to be said than loud and action speaks louder than words so please enough of typing and start taking some action Lim Li Yin!

Anyhow in the mean time I must still earn some cash in order to pursue my dream so you see, everything is so contradicting and in the mean time I wanna go home because I miss my beloved home sweet home, my dearest family (Tatt is already back from KL ah how can so fast holiday started already?!) and all my dearest babes too will be back by then!

Of course I can choose to go back home but what if I really do?

Going back to my beloved Penang, hanging out with my girls and high school mate, gatherings, gatherings, and more gathering, and this is what us human beings tend to do, sticking to the comfort zone, but what about my dreams that I've been wanting to achieve???? I want to so this and that and so many things still that I want to do before I leave here for good, learn while I can so please some freakin firm just employ me already?!

The point is everything's really perplexing.

Ok la, I think I better stop here.

This post is getting no where.

Very random thought flash through again.

Do you believe our lives are already planned out before we were born?

It's kinda ambivalent as me believing a little in that and Law of Attraction, which makes everything so BIJJABOOMZ-ish and enigmatic but oh well, I guess that's just life and we'll just have to appreciate every moment of our lives.....

wahlao like very geng okay shut up.

Emoyin goes no where and time to gather myself up for the obstacles ahead!

*LiYinism dance move which AhJin knows best wtf*

P/S: I foresee a lonesome Christmas T___T

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rock Me! by Anna Sui

Just a little O.T.T Manhattan dream.
Stumbled upon this Anna Sui competition which is as easy as abc, post a picture or video of yourself and keep your finger crossed to be found!

I know that sounds crazy but why not give it a try I was thinking :P

Anna Sui please bring me to the great Big Apple!! *puppy eyes*
a bottle of "Rock Me!" is not bad too :)




lol I guess the best shot is still the 1st one?



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gaga ooh-la-la!

She's definitely trying to squeeze whatever brands available in the world into her MTV!

Alexander McQueen's 12-inch-high shoe-boots

ugly shoes by Alexander Mcqueen

ugly shoes latest fashion

freakin crazy la how can you actually walk in these!?

But still super cool please?!

Walk, walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy

Walk, walk fashion baby
Work it
I'm a freak bitch, baby

Gaga ooh la la! :)