my giant shell...

work story...
Hey love!
Overcome my laziness yay!
Work's been fun. Working at Auckland International, a division of Aucks Uni whose job is making sure international students get all their money's worth (and we're talking top bucks. NZ$2,500 a paper, anyone?), means meeting people from all around the world. And all these international students bring with them styles as various as their nationalities. I like, in particular, the styles of those from Taiwan, Japan, and Korea (I know...very typically Asian of me.) One girl sported a necklace adorned with wooden animals like zebras and girrafes. And most of these guys wear what I call the Mickey Mouse Ipod...You know, the MP3 player in the Mickey Mouse head shape. Not sure if it's an Apple release but my mate Joshie (love you chick magnet!) reckons they got it from the HongKong and Tokyo Disneyland.
What else do I like about my job...The flirting! Now most of the guys at work are middle-aged. Those around my age are Penny, a Chinese Malaysian girl whose birthday is only four days after mine, and Maxwell, the Chinese dude who used to be my boss at Ispace but is now placed in the marketing department. Max is 26 in June. But get this: One day at work I was in a jolly mood and singing while checking visas for the waiting international students. One guy, a gorgeous Italian dude (I was holding his receipt and trying to find his passport) asked me, 'Can I have some of your happiness?' Hahahahaha. Honestly I don't remember if I said anything in reply, but I'm sure as heck I laughed. Muahahahahaha. Josh said it was a very good pick-up line, kind of personal (think about boring pick-up lines such as, 'You look familiar. Have we met before?') and I should've come up with something as smart. Well, thing is, when a guy flirts with me I don't realize what's going on. But when it's over I rarely regret passing up such a cute guy because, well, when you're single and happy there will be many more guys trying their luck with you!

Listening to: Kelly Rowland - Work (Freemason Arabic Remix)
Sunday, March 30, 2008, 05:44 p.m.

take it back in time, take it back in time, rewind
"I heard you before I saw you. I was like, 'Hey, I know that laugh...'"

If an angel could sing a most beautiful song, this would be it.

Listening to: Precious - Rewind
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 04:13 p.m.

whats left forgotten...
Britney Spears

Even in the wake of her It Girl glory the former Mrs. Federline would have never dressed like that. But in a parallel universe (one created by yours truly) she so would.
By the by, remember this? Honestly most of the time I don't. And yeah can't believe it's been over four years since I created the website. What's really surprising is that Diaryland didn't delete when it had a major downtime back in 2006 (I think) and the long-inactive websites hosted there were deleted. This website wasn't, despite being last updated in October 2005. I lost the password and can't remember which e-mail address I used to sign up...Most likely one of those that I got on a personal domain. I used to have e-mails hosted on fancy domains like that.
So what's become of Shin now? Dude's still trying to make it big in Uncle Sam's place. His last notable move after The Last Samurai is a lead role in Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, a movie made for Disney Channel, alsongside Brenda Song from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. My website, one of the first two Shin fansites (the other was run by a Malaysian girl, Samantha Ling! *hello Sam!*), actually put me in touch with Shin's manager and...well, Shin himself. A year later, they told me something and swore me to secrecy...Three years have passed and my lips are still sealed. Excellent.

Listening to: Nothing
Monday, March 24, 2008, 12:43 a.m.

stolen from Dibay...

  • Blogging

  • Photography

  • Fashion

  • School
  • "Indo's really chaotic, America's overrated, England's too expensive, Australia's got way too many Indos, Ireland's kinda dangerous, so New Zealand it is...Laid back, just the way I like it."

  • "Apa sih gue..." (Indonesian, translation: "Dear me!")

  • "Whereabouts are you from?"

  • "Woohoo excitement!"

  • "Apa sih? Nggak jelas!" (Indonesian, roughly translates to, "I don't quite get it!")
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  • Travel baby!

  • Have a family

  • Make a pilgrimage to Mecca and Madinah

  • Buy a house
  • Music

  • The voice of that special someone *winks*
  • That it's ok to finish uni at 25

  • It's no big deal that you're 24 and single, while your friends are beating each other to the altar

  • It's not a problem that your bestmate is travelling the world in style and you're stuck in silly ole Auckland

  • In short...don't worry be happy
  • Listening to: Nothing
    Saturday, March 22, 2008, 10:49 p.m.

    back from hiatus
    The Expo went well...I guess between Leo (the Fire NZ community officer that's been with us (and all the Fire NZ ambassadors) every step of the way), Ka Fai (Photosoc president) and I we never guessed the event would be quite a success. We're having the photographs exhibited again in the Ispace lounge for four weeks from March 24 onwards (so that all ye people that missed the Expo can stare at our snap-happy results in admiration! Haha), and I vaguely heard Leo mention some gallery in North Shore that offered to house our works for a period of time...Well I couldn't hear well thanks to the theatrics of common international student situations that were being performed at the time.
    Also, my guys have been complaining that I've fallen off their radar of late. Never fear! I'm at uni most of the time, but at night you can drop on me at the Victoria Street branch of Starbucks. Ever since the branch opened on February 11 (methinks) I've hardly been anywhere else. I'm sooo hooked on the atmosphere! I don't know what it is about the atmosphere, but I just find it more relaxing and sophisticated than any other coffee houses (including other Starbucks branches). I'm usually there from 8-ish to 10-ish so if you wanna have a little chitchat or surprise me (not the creepy kind, mind) you know where to find me!

    Claire Danes

    Yes, at it again.

    Listening to: Nothing
    Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:23 a.m.
    19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Grew up in Indonesia, currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand. UI alumna, a third year at AU doing a BA in English Literature and Films, next stop is either Yale or NUS. Into photography, world music, graphic design, and whatnot.
    Stalk me:

    The picture was taken by yours truly in Northhead, Devonport, on April 21 2007 using a Nikon D70 belonging to The University of Auckland's Photography Society. As usual, the layout was coded by me and other images except the ones for fanlistings, cliques, and quizzes were created by me as well using Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Don't steal.


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