Thursday, November 22, 2012

Weekly Update (Kinda, Not Really)

One day can make your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is, is four or five days that change everything. — Riding In Cars With Boys
In a way I regret not going to Schoolies although, in another way, I am glad I didn't go. Jiwon and I along with Jackson, Jeremy and Seeto are planning to head down tomorrow for the last day only if all goes accordingly.

I spent Monday celebrating Sandra's birthday (although it was actually Albert's birthday on that day). I met up with Sandra, Alice and Billy in the morning to buy groceries for the BBQ, walked up to Roma Park, back down to the city to have lunch with my Aunt and had to walk back up to Roma Park all the while holding a cake in the blistering heat. I felt like I was going to melt in the sun so I don't know how the guys managed to play touch without dying of heat stroke.

The scenery at Roma Park lands was so pretty, Sandra and I couldn't help but take photos as we walked back to down to the city.

Lunch - Chicken and Avocado Turkish with Chips

Most people had already arrived by the time I returned back to the BBQ. There was a point during the day where a few guys tried to see who could last the longest with ice down their pants. It was actually the most hilarious thing to watch, my stomach hurt from laughing so much. 

Cake (the strawberries and the base tasted so good!)

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute Sandra is while she opened her presents?! awwwww (I stole this photo from Jason)

So after a whole afternoon of interesting events, including ibises flying off with our food, getting William to take his shirt off (LOL) we all headed back to the city with some of walking and some of us bussing. We walked back and ended up being the first ones back there lol.

The group kinda split off after we regrouped back. Jiwon and I had this sushi date booked ageeeeeees ago because it kept getting booked out and we happened to have booked it on this day. The girls went to karaoke, the guys went off the pool, individuals left and we ended up heading off to our cute little sushi date at Kinsei Japanese Restaurant.

Best. Ever.

Yesterday (Wednesday), Natasha and I went to Dreamworld together as we both wanted to make the most of our annual passes. We just happened to go on the day The Claw had its annual maintenance... 

There was pretty much no queues for rides as it was a weekday and holidays haven't started yet so we got through so many rides in such a short period of time! We even had time to go visit the Big Brother House (even though I didn't watch any of the show when it was on television) and it's actually quite small to what I had in mind. 

 The Big Brother beds

Natashe had to leave early to go back to celebrate her brother's birthday so I decided to head off to Surfers Paradise to visit my group at Schoolies! I was supposed to go back to Brisbane to have dinner with others and I had it all planned out except the bus from Pacific Fair to Nerang Station was MORE THAN AN HOUR LATE which screwed up my entire plan. That means I won't be seeing Alice and Sandra for another month as they along with Sarah leave for Korea tonight (Sophia left earlier this morning). I hope you all have a safe flight! So other than that annoying incident which ruined my plan, I had an amazing day! 

And today, I met up with the lovely Dung! Ahhhhh I love this girl so much and we finally got to go try out San Churros! We tried the 'Fondue for Two', it was pretty delicious although we did think the fondue at Max Brenner might be slightly better and cheaper. 

On the walk back to city, this old creepy guy came up to us and started talking to us asking where we were from and stuff. I pretended like I didn't speak English but ahhhh it was super creepy. My days are quite interesting..........

Well I hope you are all doing well and hope you stay well rested and energised. I hope everyone who is going away has a safe trip and has an enjoyable trip!

Teehe graduation present from my aunt and uncle, THANK YOU :3


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Circle Lens Review: Fynale J12 (Brown)

After a long awaited arrival of these lens, I decided to try out the Fynale Series J12 Brown lens from Paffu Shop, just in time for overseas! 

Diameter : 14.50mm 
Base Curve: 8.6mm 
Water Content: 38% 
Prescription: 0.00 to -6.50

Size and Design: If you've read my previous reviews, you probably would have already realised I don't usually go for lens bigger than 14.2mm. I've bought bigger sized lens before but I rarely wear them, but that's just me, it still doesn't stop me from purchasing them though. 

Well these lens are 15.00mm with a funky design. The design incorporates a gradient from grey (outside) to abrown as shown in the photo below. The spiked brown is noticeable against the black pupil enclosed with a black border, so this lens is good for people who want a more obvious look. In a weird way, I quite like the design.

Natural Light (No Flash):

With Flash:

 Comfort: These lens felt softer and thinner compared to previous lenses I've bought so they should probably be a bit more comfortable to wear than other lens over a long period of time.

Overall Ratings: 
Size: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
Comfort: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
Design: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 
Colour: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 
Overall: ★ ★ ★ 1/2 ☆ 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Final Week

When you leave here, don't forget why you came. - Adlai Stevenson
It's bittersweet feeling graduating from high school. I've waited five years for this and now that it's happened, I know I'm going to really miss it. The last week of school was a jam packed one.


On Monday, our cohort went on a camp/sleepover at Marrapatta. We thought we were heading straight there however, our first surprise for the trip was a stopoff and tour cruise thing at Noosa. We probably spent around an hour or so on the boat and at that time I was regretting my decision of wearing jeans however, after looking how sunburnt everyone else was afterwards, even though I felt like my legs were going to melt, at least I didn't have sunburn on the top of my legs.

After we reached our destination, our grade was split into to venues where we were going to stay for the night. Some people were in cabins some were in dorms, some were in caravans, some were in tents and some were on the cold hard dance-floor. Our group was split into two caravans which were placed next to each other furthest from the meeting point. Our caravan was called 'The Palace' but it sure ain't what I imagined a palace to be like, although it did have water, electricity, a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and beds. We spent most our time there rehearsing our valedictory and muck up day dance. Later that night after dinner, we all watched Step Up and had a nice star-gazing session *u*


The next day included lawn bowls and more rehearsing. We returned back at school at around 3pm and had to get ready for our Valedictory Dinner which required us to be there at 5:30pm. It was quite a stressful afternoon.....

 I really enjoyed our Valedictory dinner. As it was also our principal's last year at the school, we dedicated a 'The Sound of Music' mashup (her favourite movie) to her and also a surprise mashup dance. 

 Daddy Dearest

I was impressed by the dessert lol


I felt like this day was really rushed. The first part of the day included the house farewells. I prepared myself for a lot of crying except I didn't really cry as much as I thought I would. Saying goodbye to England House was sad and I'm really going to miss seeing my house group every morning like I have for the past five years. 

The middle part of the day was rushed af. We had to sign off profiles for verification and do surveys and register for alumni and all that jazz. However, it got better in the afternoon when all the year twelves got ready for the informal assembly. Our group were The Sailors and yep :D

Most of the dances were enjoyable to watch but the end of the assembly was disappointing. We ran out of time and our song to the school was cut short, the year eleven's never got to sing their song to us and so it was not a sad event at all, like it usually had been in the past. Every time it got sad, the teachers had to tell us hurry along and ruined the mood.....

My England house group had a dinner later that night at Jojo's. Our entire house group (Except for two) including our house group teacher Mrs. Morrison was there! Words cannot describe how lovely Mrs. Morrison is, she is like our mother :3

Maddy! She was the first friend I made at BGGS because we had the same buddy :)


Speech Day. Lyn and I arrived at the Convention at around 7:30am LOL. Started rehearsals at 8am all teh way until 12:30pm. Usually I feel as if previous speech days go for ageeeeeeees but this speech day went by really fast. 

DBell's surprise video was good omg.


Year twelve's last official day at school. We had a morning tea with the teachers out in the sunshine. There were at times I thought I was going to melt then and there. Our principal surprised us with cute little cupcakes for each of the students and teachers with mock hats on top, they were so adorable.

After that, we had the final year assembly. It was so touching to see the whole school surprise us outside the theatre to send us out the white picket fence :')

The fact that I've graduated still has not sunk in yet.

But my day did not stop there. After that, our group went on a cute final sushi date. I went to Kristie's to help her get ready for a formal (which she was invited to the day before because the original partner was unable to attend...). So from hers I had to quickly head back home and get ready for the graduation dinner and had to meet up with Brendon before hand. Every thing felt overwhelming, I was travelling all over the place ahhhh I was supposed to go to Chermside during dinner but I ended up not having to, thank the lord.

Dinner was wonderful. It's been a while since I last saw some of the people there and the fact that we've graduated made the night even more special, it was nice to see them all again. We ate at Shabu House which was pretty much a sushi/hot pot buffet, so we all felt the need to eat our money's worth.

Photo spam below.

Jihae's favourtie food photo she took

 The girls, had no idea where half the guys were though, they kept disappearing.

Adrii's attempt at feeding me

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Six Days.

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.   
— John Green
Six days. Just six more days. The fact that I'm graduation high school next week still hasn't sunk in yet. It doesn't really feel like it in a way, but I think it will on Wednesday when we have all our farewells.

I finished all my exams on Monday during exam block which went until Wednesday (so I had two days off, yay). I am so happy I never have to do high school assessment ever again! FINISHED ALL ENGLISH ASSESSMENT NEVER HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH EVER AGAIN YES. So on Tuesday night, Chloe had a little get together with our group which was nice although some people in our group still had exams so couldn't make it aww.

After about 2 hours of sleep, I had to wake up and spent the rest of my day making our presents as prefects along with the assistance of Rachel's artistic talents.

It was back to school on Thursday and during House Group, we did our Secret Santa giving. Our house teacher is the cutest and most lovely teacher in the world. She wore an elf costume, baked us muffins and made us a 2013 calender with photos throughout the year and gave us our presents. I am going to miss her so much next year, she was like a mother to us :'(

 I got a lovely Lush gift set from my Secret Santa Stacey :D 

On Friday afternoon, we had a year 12 back to year 7 pool party on the pool lawn. So cute seeing everyone in their year 7 uniforms, especially the people who had outgrown them LOL

 Indro State School Repping

And it hasn't rained for ageeeeees right, but then the weekend I can finally go out without worrying about school, it decides to rain. I went out for dinner yesterday night and then probably spent more time in the rain than inside, my hair turned into an afro by the end.

Same thing happened today on my cute little date with Jiwon. We decided to go somewhere different so ended up going to Kadoya at Sunnybank then realised later on that we could have just gone to the one in the city since we went there later on. 

OKAY THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A WONDERFUL WEEK. Probably one of the best weeks I've had all year. Next week should be hectic. 

Monday - Tuesday: Cohort sleepover at Marrapatta.
Tuesday night: Valedictory dinner.
Wednesday: House farewells, lunch with the year elevens and the informal assembly.
Thursday: Speech Day 

It still hasn't hit me yet lol.