Oops, I did it again...

So I decided to resurrect my long-forgotten blog and start again, and again, and again.

I cannot believe that several of my last entries are detailing my laziness and lack of attention to detail for my social media world. Even my beloved Instagram has been suffering neglect recently. 

I guess I can put it down to working full time, gearing up to the ridiculously busy Holiday season, travelling the world and spending the money I save and didn't save, trying to squeeze in study in amongst all that (which is precisely what I should be doing right now...), getting into Orange Is The New Black way after everyone else already has, and trying to be a good wife/friend/daughter/employee/person/etc.

So maybe I will now try and concentrate on trying to be a good blogger and see how that goes.


well, well...

i can't believe i'm following up a blog post about laziness over a year later!

perhaps i should have started the year unlike every other and come up with a list of new years resolutions?

- number one: try not to be as lazy as you are. this needs to have a permanent home on any future resolution list.

- number two: do more. yes i'm happy at work/home/life but there is so much more to do.

- number three: think about the future. this one kinda ties in with the above two. and it's something i never do. considering i'm rapidly approaching another birthday soon, i should be thinking of this more and more.

i guess that's enough brainstorming for today! until next time, which is hopefully not another year later.


L is for lazy.

once upon a time i was a planner and an organiser, and sometimes a bit of a procrastinator. nowadays those first two facets of my personality are completely outshone by the latter. (unless i'm planning for a holiday - that i can still do with perfection)

it makes me feel incredibly lazy and somewhat disappointed that i don't do enough. sure i work, i help out the family, i try to do good wife things like cook for my husband (this should be a more common occurrence but sadly it's not!) now i'm just too lazy to commit to updating this blog, catch up with a lot of my friends, to start reading a book, too lazy to even commit to watching a tv show.

it's almost the end of another month already of, of another brand new year, and so far i'm living it the same as the last time i updated this blog. i will enjoy the rest of this month of nothingness and then start afresh come the beginning of the next. thankfully i have that weekend off work so i'll be able to actual execute this grand plan.

until then.



so i'm rapidly approaching the end of a week off work where i had pledged to myself to plan things, to get organised, but instead spent it procrastinating and not getting a whole lot done. oh dear...

i wanted to put the final touches on my 30 before 30 (or 30x30 for short), as i've already commenced one of my challenges - no meat for a month. i would like nothing more than to eat a juicy, charcoal roasted chicken leg right now, but it's only been 10 days i'm sure i can last the other 20. very glad i chose a month with 30 days in it.

one of my challenges i had on my list was to do something daring or exciting, like skydiving. i have never entertained the idea of doing something so scary, so it'll definitely be something new for me.

i had the opportunity to learn of a wonderful charity during the week called the telethon adventurers, which was started by rick parish, who sadly lost his son elliot to cancer. it was so heartbreaking to hear his story, but at the same time incredibly inspiring to hear that he's doing so much to raise money for research to find a cure for childhood cancer. i don't think any parent should have to go through what rick and his wife emily have, so if there's any way i can somehow help them and their cause i will.

please make sure to check out their website.


30 before 30

i've just spent the better part on sunday afternoon in bed (i must invest in a comfortable sofa immediately) reading the rest of the hunger games and thinking about how skilled of an archer i could be. i saw the avengers last night, so i'm guessing it's both katniss and hawkeye who are sparking this question. i was thinking this potentially new found archery skill could become a part of a sort of bucket list of things to do before my birthday next year. 30 before 30.

now i know 30 isn't exactly a scary age, and 40 is the new 30 or something like that. but for me, i'm amazed at myself for having such trouble believing that i'm actually going to be 30 next year. while i know i've had a good life, travelled a lot, bought a lot, not had to kill another 21 people for the sake of survival or save the world, but i feel as if i haven't done enough. that i'm restless in a sense. so i figure a 30 before 30 would be a great way to inspire something inside me.

i've been perusing some lists on the internet and some, such as this one are filled with simple wishes such as visiting family or donating to charities. i think i will add some simple wishes on my 30 before 30, but i want something more. something bigger.

i might start here for inspiration. or here.


short and sweet

hello there.

i was going to make my first post back about my holiday, but i've decided to be lazy (typical me...) and just post a picture of my new impromptu haircut i received on tuesday afternoon at distracted.


holiday! celebrate!

so we're off on yet another holiday. another trip to the land of lack of responsibility and spending money on frivolous goods. sigh!

i shall leave you with this from back when adam sandler movies were actually funny and made sense:


we're in a magazine!

i'm so happy to see photos of our very special day (one of the three wedding days we had...) in the recent issue of cosmopolitan bride.

source - my photographer sarah kate dorman's blog

when i was looking around for inspiration for our wedding and my dress in various wedding magazines, i observed the following:

a) there were no fat brides;

b) the very few dresses that were featured for fat brides were incredibly ugly; and

c) there was actually a section in one wedding planning guide which requested how much weight the bride should lose before the wedding and how she would do it.

i think i was the only bride in history that didn't actually bother to lose a gram before her wedding day. i just didn't really see the point. my husband fell in love with me for who i was, not for what i looked like, and besides that he loved me just the way i was, so why did i need to change?

i guess now after my weight loss surgery and losing 46kg i am a little disappointed that all those beautiful photos featured a much heavier version of me, but i guess that i'll just have to make do with having a massive 30th birthday party next year, complete with photographer. and definitely another makeshift photo booth.


recipe - curried egg sandwiches

or sangwiches as i tend to pronounce them. for some odd reason a lot of australian-born italians can't say the word sandwiches. i didn't realise until i was about 19 and someone asked me to repeat what i said, and then kindly informed me there was no g in sandwich.

so anyhow! i recently celebrated my dear friend miss hijabi's daughters 1st birthday, for which i made food. all by myself. without any adult intervention or supervision. it was a miracle indeed! a recipe was requested, which i am totally amazed at. i can't believe someone a) liked my cooking and b) wants to know how to replicate it.

my curried egg finger sandwiches

curried egg sandwiches

6-8 eggs
full fat whole egg mayonnaise
curry powder (i use clive of india)
salt and pepper

boil the eggs, then transfer into a small bowl and run under cold water. peel the shells from the eggs, then using the back of a fork mash the eggs into smaller pieces. wait for them to cool down to room temperature, then add butter, a little whole egg mayonnaise (make sure it's the full fat one, otherwise the others are just gross), curry powder, salt and pepper and mix. adjust seasoning and condements according to taste. i personally prefer mine with a little curry powder.

cut the crusts off the sides of the sandwiches, then butter and spread curry egg mix all over. cut into little high tea finger size sandwiches and voila! you're done.


hello again

it's been a while since i've blogged! i feel like i've been caught up in a work related bubble, which is rather fun and new for me as it's been a while since work has become a big component of my life. it's been going so great, and i love the job. i'm so lucky to have a wonderful (and vast!) group of girls to work in my store. so many different personalities in one place doesn't always work out, but thankfully it is.

a brief update - i am 5kg away from my goal weight. friday will be my 10 month anniversary of my 'new' stomach. i would like to get to my goal weight by my 1 year anniversary, but i'm thinking of revising it by another 5kg or so. i can't believe i've lost 40kg. or 88lbs, it sounds so much better that way. it's been a lot easier to drop weight with little or no effort thanks to full time job which constantly keeps me on my feet and running around.

my husband and i celebrated our 1 year anniversary of our catholic wedding in late november. it was such a beautiful weekend and we had a few outings, which i'll go into detail at a later date. i was definitely very spoilt with presents from him. he bought me an ipad2 (which my dad kindly purchased a coordinating marc jacobs case for when he was in malaysia last week) and the most beautiful aquamarine (my birthstone) and diamond ring.

my 7 year old niece introduced me to the wonders of smurfs for my iphone, it's so much better on ipad

anniversary present with the bag that i carried to our reception a year earlier

i am so, so super excited for christmas! i have purchased the absolute perfect present for my husband, and i know he's going to love it. i did a heap of christmas shopping over my weekend and managed to find a stack of great gifts for my family and friends, including a few gifts for myself, from a great little shop near the suite called fly home.

i'm currently burning this in my room - it smells absolutely divine!

anyhow on that note, i probably should get to bed as i have to get up in about 7 hours. i have a long day tomorrow with work all day, then going to my nonnas/grandmothers for dinner, then coffee with some friends in leederville.

nighty night.