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Fun in the Sun

So my blog updates are as rare as…I don’t know, they’re rare. Last semester of law school people, I’m lucky I’m able still able to make coherent sentences when I talk to people, let alone write them all smart-like.

As it is my last semester here in Australia, I figured that now is the time to live it up, or as close to that concept as possible. I just moved to an amazingly amazing beachfront apartment with….wait for it… VDG (no it’s not a disease, see here and/or here for references). Shocked? So was I. But she’s grown on me…sort of like moss, slow and slightly irritating, but harmless and adds colour. The new place is right near the centre of a busy tourist area as well so there are plenty of shops and restaurants to wander around (and spend money I don’t reeeallly have, in).

I’ve been here 2 weeks and I heart it ever so much.  To the point that the idea of staying another semester to do a LLM creeped into my head.  But then I opened up my MSN Messenger and read an offline message my 10-year old sister left for me which ended off with “I love you soooo much more than you’ll ever know. 3 months is just too long to see you!“. And then my heart crumbled…then and melted at the same time, odd. Either way, I snapped back to reality and rechecked my confirmed ticket home for May 1, 2009 (ironical as that was the exact day that I landed here in Australia – didn’t plan it that way though).

Living with a roommate is a first though, and I thought I did everything I could have to make sure I was being good. I clean up everything right away, don’t make noise, give her space when she’s on the phone. But apparently I’ve managed to do something within a week that has ticked off VDG a little. And when asked, she won’t tell me –

Me: you’ve been kinda quiet last couple days, is it something I’ve done?

VDG: I don’t want to hurt our friendship over little things.

Me: But if it’s bothering you, I’d like to know so I don’t do it anymore, I mean we’re living there for the next 3 months.

VDG: I don’t want to change you just because we’re living together for 3 months. It’s something you should realize it on your own.


I know, I know.

But, seriously though, WTF?

I’ve racked my brains for hours trying to figure it out, but aside from breathing in the same airspace, I have no idea. Any suggestion welcome.

Aside from that, what’s new? Hmm…I went home for the holidays. It was a good trip overall (much colder than ever). Met with friends, had the usual spat with mom (“You’re not married.” “why aren’t you married”  “you should join a gym for the month you’re here”  “are you married yet?”) but being the last ‘trip’ home I realized there’s no more escape from that.  *sigh* what to do?

New Year’s resolution to post-more-frequently-to-blog is in effect (as you can see)! As is the water thing. And don’t write me off as a person who should be on your block list, but I’ve grow a strange affinity to Japanese red bean buns.

Oooh which brings to mind – I’m thinking, like really thinking about going to Japan in May before I go home O_O. Crazy? Seeing as I how I’m financially…stiff… it’s still in the daydream stage of planning. But it’s a trip I’ve wanted to do for a long time (i.e. prior to the red bean bun fascination…but seriously, they’re good). Only thing is I don’t want to do it alone, although I know I could. So what to do there?

Sorry for being a terrible blogger friend…I sporadically read updates, but new internet at new apartment is irritating so I’ve had to became a pauper at saving bandwith wherever I can so I can use Vonage to call home.

I’ll post pics of the new place soon, but here’s one to start off…the view from my balcony:



Happy New Year and all that jazz…

I’ve been MIA for awhile not because of busy-ness, but just lack of motivation to write anything (alternatively, read: lazy). Hopefully I’m like that one person people tend to know who they don’t hear from for months and when they appear out of nowhere and you talk to them (or read their blog…) it’s like no time has passed.  Either that, or people have given up on my blog and me.

I spent about 5 days in California (not warm and sunny despite the deceiving palm trees would suggest) and got some much needed chilling time with my favourite cousins who I miss terribly. I’ve been back home in Toronto for a about a week and half now. Either it’s gotten colder here or I’ve turned into a weakling who can’t stand the cold. But I’m cold. All the time. WTF?

I guess end of the year is when you reflect on the days that have fleeted by in a blur and then make your resolutions for the upcoming year. Which I think most people forget by the time they crawl home from their New Year’s Eve parties.  But intention counts for something, right?

But my resolutions for 2009 are:

  • finish law school (APRIL 27TH!)
  • update my blog more (despite how mundane life can be)
  • keep closet organized for more than a week
  • drink more water
  • catch up with old friends (other than a yearly Facebook message)

(I stole the last two from Ruby – what else are friends for than to have you leech of their good ideas?)

I’m off to ring in the new year with some old frineds and new (as the   song goes…Auld Lang Syne).

Wishing you all a very happy new year with much happiness, good health and love for 2009.

Make it a good one.

The Food Chain

While on the phone with my almost 10-year old sister…

Sister: We’re learning about the food chain! Can you help me with my homework?

Me: Sure

Sister: Ok, I’ve already done some of it, but what kinds of animals eat mice?

Me: A CAT! (I am so good at this…screw law school)

Sister: No seriously!

Me: I am serious! You know, like in Tom and Jerry, Tom the cat was always trying to catch Jerry the mouse to eat him.

Sister: Huh? What’s Tom and Jerry?

Me: The cartoon!

Sister: ….

Me: Good God I’m old…


Warning on my sushi take-out menu:

“Warning – some of our sushi may have come into contact with seafood…”


I do not like my thumb.

And I’ll tell you why.

Whenever I write exams I tend to grip my pen like it is a life preserver and I’m in the middle of the Pacific Ocear (in some ways that is metaphorically true).

Halfway through the exam my thumb starts to go numb. Then follow the rest of my hand and arm.

If my thumb is numb, I can’t write quickly.

If I can’t write quickly, I can’t spew out all the knowledge on Trust law on to my paper.

If I can’t do that, I can’t answer the question.

If I can’t answer the question, the professor won’t know that I know what I know.

If the prof doesn’t know I know what I know the he can’t give me marks.

If he can’t give me marks, I can’t pass my exam.

If I can’t pass my exam I will have to hurt someone.

If I hurt someone then I’LL need a lawyer, but since I’m a poor student, I won’t be able to get one. Then life is over.

All because of my thumb.

Thus, in closing, I do not like my thumb.

(I’d like to tell you how long it’s been since I’ve slept properly, but from the above I don’t think it will be that hard to figure out…)

Le sigh…and I need a glass of milk for these cookies…

I don’t know how to do a fancy poll on here…or more like I can’t be bothered right now to try. But here’s the situation:

It’s exam time (*GASP*) so there’s always the mad scamble for notes, past exams, answers to all the work you did over the semester but had no idea if you did correctly and anything with sugar in it (I’m trying to break the spell that this box of super-yum chocolate chip cookies has over me. I’m weak. And I just got chocolate on my keyboard…).

But what do you do when certain people repeatedly ask you for notes when you know they haven’t put in work themselves. They’ve partied over the weekdays and weekends that you’ve spent in the library and somehow slid through the weeks that lead up to exams. They’ve sat across from you in tutorials, during which you suppose they’d be typing just as madly as you to get all the answers to that week’s questions down, yet are now asking you for your complete set of notes to those questions because (I quote), “they’re just sort of hit and miss, I didn’t know what was going on”.

You know from experience that notes get passed around more quickly and easily than…oh jeez I don’t know, I’m too tired to be witty – but they get passed around even after someone has said “please don’t pass them around”.

But I HATE not being able to help someone when they’ve asked for it. Like to the extent that I’ve gotten myself into trouble and put my own interests aside just to be able to help. I’m not saying that to get a pat on the back – it’s a curse as it is anything else. It comes down to the fact that I just don’t know how to say “no”. More than wanting to keep the person as a ‘friend’ – which I don’t really care to much about – it’s more that I feel bad for them and don’t want them to be stuck and lost.

What would you do?

p.s.  can coffee be a substitute for vegetables because it’s a bean? I’m thinking of skipping actual meals for the next couple weeks…

p.p.s. I’M MOVING TO THE BEACH NEXT SEMESTER!!! Will post pics 😀

Mandatory Birthday Post…and other randomness

Birthday/B-Day/Cake Day/*siiiiiiiiigh*

So it’s my 26th birthday today…like now…it’s about 12am here (thank you to all who wished me before :D). And I’m not keeling over from the shock. I’m mature. Calm. Sensible. I accept aging as a landmark to show how learned I am about the world.

That, plus I have no other damn choice. Let’s stick with what I said above.

My parents and sister sent me a birthday card in the mail – very sweet. And tomorrow’s plan is to ditch all things school related, go shopping, go to the beach, dinner with friends. And…possibly skydiving next week? :O


Apparently I’m “Cadet Blue”

you are cadetblue

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You’re smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people’s conflicts well.Your saturation level is lower than average – You don’t stress out over things and don’t understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.

the spacefem.com html color quiz

Hmm…fairly true…? Try it out and share your colour! Maybe we’re colour compatible 😀


The Aussies don’t really celebrate Halloween the way the North American’s do. For some it’s bewilderment as to why the grocery store has a small bin of plastic jack-o-lanterns decorations, for others it’s a chance to do it up like the Americans and have a costume party.



All I want to know is – where is my fun-sized candy!?!?! There is no ‘fun’ in a regular sized Snickers! I want my bite-sized-guilt-free indulgence! The entire point of Halloween is the candy – forget the costumes. Somehow I’ve come to assume that there is an acquired right that come October 31st I can could walk up to all the doors of my neighbourhood and get candy and then feel free to judge them based on the candy they gave out. Obviously, I can’t get away with now at 26 (*choke*) so I believe that right should be to have the ability to purchase fun-sized candy whenever I please. But alas, that right is restricted to Canada/USA (do they do Halloween in Mexico…?).

I ought to persuade my brother to buy some packages of candy for me for when I get back home in December, but maybe we could just take some from my sister’s stash…(yes, that would be taking candy from a baby, but she’s 9, she shouldn’t have so much sugar. I’m doing it for her sake….that’s what I told my brother when he was little and look how great he turned out.)

This would make 6 posts in about 3 weeks…which would make up for disappearing in September…can’t believe this blog has been going for 4 years now.


  • This is a random sentence to give me time to think of something else to say…
  • I have to say…of all the wonderful little things, one of my favourite has to be opening up iTunes and choosing ‘Shuffle’ and having your absolute favourite song (or one you’ve been wanting to listen to or that just fits your mood at that time) be the first track it plays…like what just happened now 🙂
  • I currently started reading the book Shantaram – if you’ve read, let me know whether it’s worth the read because at 933 pages I don’t know if I have the stamina to hold out with a book that size that ends up being pointless. On the other hand, please point me to some good reads you’ve had lately.
  • another insert sentence…
  • Am I the only who hasn’t watched Grease??? My friend nearly yelled at me the other day for not having seen it. Have I really been that deprived..?
  • Alright, it’s almost 12am so I’ll end this here…so far my birthday is being rung in sans-cockroach, unlike last year

I’m in love…

Yes, it’s true friends. I’ve found the love of my life. It was love at first sight. I know, me…love at first sight, who would have thought? But I guess when fate comes knocking, there’s nothing you can do…but, um, answer the door?

What’s that? You’d like to meet the love of my life? Let me introduce you…

But alas, it seems that we may never be united. I’m but a mere, penniless student who cannot match that high-class world. It’s a sad love tale…but if my love truly does remain unrequited, it seems I also have an admirer that I am also quite fond of, so who knows whether that could bloom into a love of it’s own?


(feel free to leave any monetary support for my quest for love…)