So the Bubble Finally Burst

So the Bubble Finally Burst

Mum and I are back to fighting. Big whoop.

This morning mum decided to bugger about for AGES instead of getting me the orange dye she’d PROMISED me last night, meaning the icing and fondant stuff wasn’t done until 1-ish. I wasn’t going to the see film today, I knew that, whatever, it was wishful thinking, but the freaking BANKS!!

They close at 3pm… I could go into details about what happened, but it’s really not that interesting. Basically what happened was (surprise, surprise) mum buggered around some more until it was 2:10pm and her phone rings so she sits on the phone until 2:30pm and VOILA there’s no longer any time to go to the bank. THEN she tells me it’s MY fault I didn’t get to the bank!

I FAIL TO SEE HOW THIS IS MY FAULT! I’ve been asking to go to the bank ALL WEEK! ALL WEEK! Not since last night, not since a day ago- ALL WEEK! I’ve been doing my best to fit in with everyone’s plans and be oh so very good… only for it to blow up in my face. This is so frustrating and frankly I want to cry because if they shut this bank account down I have no freaking clue when I’ll be able to set up a new one.

At least the cake looks good. *sniffle*

carrot cake

And the cookies should be kick ass.

I’m just going to be trapped in this hell-hole forever. I reckon mum’s doing this just so I’m financially dependent until I’m 50 so she can bitch at me for being useless. Dramatic or not, I honestly do think she’s doing this on purpose. The thought of me being financially independent is terrifying to her because it means I actually have a shot at leaving. Soon.

UGH!

OH! Something positive to focus on! Ellie Goulding has 7 new songs out! Bringing my grand total of Goulding songs to 74! YAY! 😀

So now I’m “studying”, it’s nearly 4 and I reckon people won’t show up until 7 or 8 earliest… that’s kinda how things work here… I think. Maybe if I mention there are baked goods they’ll show up sooner?? I don’t know… I haven’t told anyone I’ve baked for this so we’ll see how it goes 😛

Bye! 🙂

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I’ve Become a Hermit

I swear I do not leave this house EVER… D:

I’m so lazy with these posts sometimes, I promise I’m doing my best… things just get a little hectic sometimes and I am absolutely SHATTERED right now. I feel like I’ve been walking for YEARS… not just a few hours.

So what happened today? Hummmm…

It’s Friday.

This morning I walked the dog, hung out the washing, studied, studied, studied. I literally have nothing better to do. Oh wait, yes I do. I was supposed to go the bank today and deposit some swag dollar billz, but my sister didn’t want me to go shopping with her and mum. Grr. Meant I couldn’t so and see “Mortal Instruments” again, AGAIN! Ughh! I know the movie is just going to piss me off more now that the book is once again fresh in my mind… but still! I want to see that delicious garden scene again :3

Right before mum went out shopping with Mei she took me to the supermarket to buy me the baking requirements for tomorrow night’s party! (As well as buying a “ha, it’s Friday Night and you’re eating alone and baking tonight” dinner).

A bowl of potato and leek soup, a bottle of sparkling apple, two cakes and a bajillion trays of baked cookies later I am now writing this post, I’m trying to decide whether or not to start making the buttercream for the cakes now or leave it for tomorrow morning.

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Ugh. Can’t be bothered, I’ll do the icing stuff tomorrow.

The plan for tomorrow is to get up, walk the dog, make the buttercream icing, dye the fondant for the cake (basically one of the boys sent me a link- I’ll show it below- saying “Challenge Accepted?” and HECK YEAH IMMA SMASH IT! :D), finish icing the cake and then go to the bank around 11am to deposit the money and then see MI at 1pm, be back by 3:30ish to do a few hours of study before everyone shows up for the party! Woo!

Except I think vegetables like carrots in a CAKE is blasphemy, so I've made it out of red velvet instead :P

Except I think vegetables like carrots in a CAKE is blasphemy, so I’ve made it out of red velvet instead 😛

I’m pumped! 😀

Bye!

Bizzarre Occurences

Bizzarre Occurences

Soooo- mum and I actually got along today. For pretty much the entire day.

No joke.

We bonded pretty well!

I now have tuition lined up until the November exams, I had a light lunch with mum and NEARLY applied for a job in the cafe… but then didn’t. When we got home I completed the most laborious two job applications ever (to Myer and David Jones) and then watched the first two episodes of the 1995 “Pride and Prejudice” with her.

Sweet stuff right!

Tomorrow I’m supposed to be seeing “City of Bones” again… I finished reading it (for the 2nd time) this morning and wanted to cry at the injustice of the movie. I’ve never felt so acutely betrayed by a book-to-film adaptation. I hate to admit it, but even “Twilight” was more faithful to the book.

I’m shocked and appalled that Cassandra Clare would allow this version of her brilliant series to be sent out around the world. After re-reading the book (don’t get me wrong, the movie is great AS A MOVIE… but as an adaptation… *shudder* it’s such an insult to her!!) I have come to the realisation that I’m pretty sure I know exactly how it was scripted.

Here’s my theory:
Some guy flipped through the book and wrote down each of his favourite little bits on separate pieces of note cards… then again with the quotes, not bothering to write down which character said which quotes.
THEN
The note cards were flung in the air like Hollywood actors throw money in the air in movies like “21”… randomly recollected and then set down as the plot for the movie.

There are quotes that are loyal to the book… but for goodness sake they’re rarely from the right character and in the right timing. Entire chapters have been rewritten, removed or rejigged to fit their fancies.

Eg:
– Simon isn’t a rat? HELLO?
– What the hell happened to the Asylum?
– Since when was there a LIQUID portal in the freaking INSTITUTE of all places???

UGHHHH I don’t want to post too many spoilers… but, frankly, it’s shocking.

Anyway, I have to go so I’ll write to you all again tomorrow!! Bye! 🙂

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Pretty Enjoyable Day

Pretty Enjoyable Day

Soooooooooo… didn’t start the day with a fight, which is always a plus. Took the dog for a walk, she rolled in poo (gosh that was only this morning? Feels like days ago…). Anyway, so my morning was fun. She proceeded to destroy the bathroom when I showered her.

Then I proceeded to read the whole of ‘Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ again instead of studying any maths- woo good IB student.

Uhhhhmmmm, OH! I have an “informal” job meeting/interview thing this Sunday morning! 😀

Yay!!

Not much else to report- the movie has been postponed to Friday morning, not tonight. So we’re watching this awesome Australian TV Show called “Slideshow”- holy crap it’s my new favourite “reality” show!!!

Done.

That’s it- I’m watching it and I can’t focus on this so bye!! 😛

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More Snackles

More Snackles

Today was fun.

Not.

BUT at least I got my writing flow back on! I’ve written a blurb, prologue and two new chapters for my new story! Very exciting stuff! 🙂

This morning I got into another screaming match with my mum- we scared off a Jehovah’s Witness. Made me laugh on the inside.

After that I swept the floor and contacted a tuition center and then finally sat down to study.

It’s not been the most exciting day, but this little snack certainly cheered me up- brownie, strawberries and orange juice :3

I’m currently planning which cupcakes to make for Saturday night… I’m hoping to have another get together here. I want to show off my baking skills.

I just really miss baking :3

What else… not much really. I applied to a few more jobs yesterday… Might be seeing MI again tomorrow- cancelled on the party today after fighting with mum.

So yeah! That’s it! Bye! 🙂

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A Day of Feels

A Day of Feels

SOOOOOO I was studying for maths this morning when my iTunes decided to sabotage me with the sappy chick flick endings I downloaded the other day. I was in the kitchen getting some chips when my ears perked at the tell-tale sound of “Somewhere Only We Know”, the song that accompanies my most favourite ever chick flick scene ever ever ever: Alex & Gigi in “He’s Just Not That into You”. It’s my bible and that scene always makes me cry and hate life because it’s not like in the movies. You see, I REALLY understand Gigi. With the exception of finding the love of her life at the end of the film- I AM Gigi.

Anyway, I love that film.

That clip was followed by the end scenes of “The Leap Year”, “The Proposal”, “The Princess Bride” and “Sixteen Candles”. Yup. Total sucker.

So I sat and watched them all and hated my life and utter lack of love life.

Then I printed some resumes and headed to the mall next door, raced to the cinema and only JUST made it for the final few ads before the movie started… which movie I hear you ask?

None other that “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”.

HOLY SHIT THAT MOVIE OMGOMGOMG… but I’ll get into that a bit later…

Getting back to the ads.

I had the misfortune of having to endure the “Percy Jackson” sequel… Lord help us, it took everything in me to subdue my failing and hysterical inner classicist from screaming about all the wrongs in the damn ad. I dread to think what that awful movie is going to do to the perception of classics in the modern world of classically-uneducated hoons.

UGH BE STILL MY RAGING HEART!

So yeah, not the best way to start watching a movie. Not gonna lie, I was utterly excited for this film. I don’t quite know why, it’s been a LOOONG time since I’ve been this excited for a film. I went alone, which was probably for the best seeing how I reacted to it.

As a movie it is FREAKING AWESOME! If a little rushed… but what can you expect from a long book being crushed into a 2 and a bit hour movie…

As a book to movie adaptation it is SHOCKINGLY FIST-IN-MOUTH AWFUL! Don’t get me wrong, most of the main points are still there, but there are so many unnecessary changes!

E.g.:
-What the hell was the point of changing Valentine’s hair?
-THE DEMON THAT CLARY IS SUPPOSED TO KILL ON HER ONESOME, WHY IS JACE THERE?
-THE FREAKING ENDING!!!!!! WHY!!! THAT WAS WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS!! And no, those of you that have only seen the film, I don’t mean the twist, I mean Hodge. For the love of flying fudge, what the hell did he have to say that for???? He ruined the most gut wrenchingly unexpected ending ever. Completely ruined it.
-UGHHH there’s just too many little things!!

SO UNNECESSARY!! As a long time fan of the book series- not to sound too hipster or anything, but I read them back when the 3rd one was just about to come out- I’m absolutely appalled at the ending. WHY! What was the point of Hodge saying that to Valentine??!?!?!?! Book fans should know what I’m talking about. Anyone who’s read the books and has seen the movie will know that the movie ending, although a “tiny” bit different, is wrong on so many levels. Fellow fans of the books will know what I’m talking about. I hear your cries of despair. As far as I’m concerned, that really ruined the ending for me. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVED the movie as a whole, but the script writer really put their foot into it by adding that in.

UGH!!

The film credits were still rolling when I yanked my phone out of my bag and Viber-ed Chimmercharlie. I ranted and gushed on the phone with her for a good hour and a bit.

I have to admit, the stairwell kissing scene (it’s in the ads people, don’t even think to say I’m giving spoilers…), made me melt into an unrecognisable puddle of girl goo. FUCK that scene was hot. Waaaaay too hot. *Fans self with paper* I’m getting flushed just thinking about it… again, hahaha.

LOVED that bit. GAHHHHH the butterflies are back 😛

Anyway… moving on… *cough cough*… *blushes* Sorry, I can’t keep my mind out of the gutter… give me a minute to recover. Ugh, that scene is so perfect *shivers*

GETTING BACK ONTO THE TOPIC OF FEELS- I applied to all my jobs and called Chimmercharlie again, feels like I haven’t spoken to her in YEARS! I miss her so much it’s insane. It was so good to hear her again, although I’d much rather be back in Singapore with her. It’s been MONTHS since I’ve last seen her. That realisation really sucks. REALLY sucks.

Everything seems to be happening in Singapore. One of my friends is experiencing a fairytale and I’m so jealous I’m surprised I haven’t turned green yet. *Sigh*

Then I went on facebook after dinner only to see that Randers had messaged me and mentioned HE WHO SHOULD NOT BE NAMED PURELY FOR THE SAKE OF MY POOR POOR OVARIES.

Yes, my dear readers, she mentioned my beloved Jared Padalecki. So yeah. I exploded into a hundred and one pieces all over my dining table. Ugh. So naturally I spent the next 20 minutes drooling over pictures of him on Google. I’m pathetic, I know, but she shouldn’t have brought him up without warning me.

And anyway, 20 minutes is pretty disciplined for me! 😛

SO yeah. Not much else to report, that pretty much brings us to right now with me sitting here writing this for you all 🙂

I was planning on inviting all the boys over again this weekend… but it turns out it’s Father’s Day. Whoops.

The twins say they’ll take me to see “City of Bones” again on Wednesday though… but then I just got invited to a party on Wednesday night with my one and only girlfriend here… I’m torn between going out and meeting new people (that could potentially be like her… *cough* dickhead *cough*… lovely boyfriend) and sticking with the guys I know and like and seeing a movie I desperately want to see again.

Doesn’t sound like much of a choice, the latter is so much more appealing, but I really do want to expand my circle of friends… *Sigh* I don’t know… I’ll decide later.

I want to read all the MI books again, but I don’t know how I’ll fit it in around the study… I need to get a maths tutor… Ugh. Life. Why.

So yeah. That’s about it…

Night! 🙂

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Slow Sunday

Slow Sunday

So dad left today… within 5 minutes mum and I were back at each other’s throats…

But then mum let me have a McDonalds burger (holy shit, I’ve never liked them, EVER, it has to be at least 3 years since I’ve had one… I can’t believe I haven’t eaten them more in the past, but then again, they are disgusting) and we were alright after that.

Hurhurhur.

What else happened… I finally watched another episode of Buffy! WOO! 😀

After dinner we watched ‘X-Factor Australia’, which gave my mum and sister the fab idea to try and convince me to audition for either ‘X-Factor’ or ‘Australia’s Got Talent’…

Yeahhhhh… not gonna happen… 😛

Tomorrow I’m going into the mall next door to apply for some part time work around there and THEN I’M GOING TO WATCH ‘MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’!!! WOOO!! 😀 😀 😀

So excited! I don’t care that I’m going alone, it’s gonna be AWESOME! 😀

So yeah, I’m going to go now, but I’ll write to you all again tomorrow! Bye! :3

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