Again, backtracking a bit to Monday 21st April 2014.
Spent that long Easter weekend at Reed’s place from Sunday up until Wednesday. We pretty much just did our assignments all weekend; well, tried to anyway, but it was a great Easter spent with my man.
So on Monday we headed off to the Sydney’s Royal Easter Show and booy, did we have a great time! It’s been about 5 years since I’ve been to the show so I was excited to go back, and this time, to experience it with people I’ve never been there with before.
We got there at around 11am, which I was late compared to when we planned to get there. We were lucky enough to just find parking. Parking was ridiculous and everywhere was already packed. It was so packed that they allowed us to park outside parking bays.
Desperate times call for desperate measures
Once we got in, we desperately went to find what we were looking forward to the most; CORNDOGS & LEMONADE! Once found, we were happy kids!
He’s a happy man!
When our stomach was finally satisfied, we started walking around, seeing different things and animals. We really didn’t do much besides walk around, waiting for our friends to arrive so that we can go to the show bag dome together. Whilst waiting, we ate and ate…and ate.
Friends finally arrived and we finally got to go show bag hunting! There wasn’t as many great show bags this year, so most of us ended up getting candy show bags. There wasn’t really much to do afterwards, so we just walked around, eating, playing games (who said boyfriends were useful at carnivals? Mine didn’t win me anything! BOOO! Hahaa), and finally took a seat at the stadium.
By 6:00pm, the group decided to head home while Reeds and I decided to stay back for the fireworks. Reeds has never stayed until the fireworks before so this was a new, exciting experience for him. That was really it for the night. We stayed at the stadium, ate (LOL), watched the shows and fireworks and called it a night.
It was so adorable watching Redian so indulged in the fireworks; he can be such an adorable, little kid at times ^^
We like dem big ;)
Habibs 4 lyf
Backtracking a little bit, back to Saturday 12th April 2014.
It started off as such a beautiful, sunny day. I had an early start to the day though; woke up at around 7am, got ready and headed off to pick up my friend. Then we made our way up north to meet the group at about 9am. We didn’t waste any time. As soon as everyone was there, we were ready to hit the roads!
So like I said, it started off a beautiful morning, until half an hour into the drive, that all changed D: The weather became gloomy, skies were grey, winds were strong; but that’s okay. We all expected this kind of weather and we were determined to enjoy this trip no matter what! But first, pit stop: breakfast at maccas! :D
Once arrived, there was still quite some time before checking in, so we walked around exploring Nelson Bay and had lunch.
Finally checked in, unpacked then went grocery, alcohol and essentials shopping. Dinner: roast beef and veggies; potato bake.
Since kayaking was cancelled due to strong winds, the first night turned into a casual drinking night, while playing board games, beer pong, kings cup and other various drinking games. Yeaps, “casual”… Hahaa, well considering our group’s tolerance, it was pretty casual. We called it a night pretty early since the next day was quad biking! *excited!
Sunday 13th April 2014 - Woke up to loud laughter and screams. Throughout the whole roadtrip, I think only Reeds & I (being their “parentals”) had the most sleep, while the kids were up almost every night refusing to go to bed…
We got up and came out to Chris cooking breakfast all alone in the kitchen HAHAA Gotto give props to Chris & Kim for being the main chefs that whole trip!
Reeds & I helped out and in no time breakfast was ready. Hash browns, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, sautéed mushrooms, toast; a very oily, yet yummy brunch before heading out to conquer the sand dunes!
After brunch, we got ready and headed out to the sand dunes where we were taken on a quad biking tour. Usually, in wet, rainy weather, we would have been provided with a windbreaker and goggles, but because they day started off nice and sunny again, we headed out with nothing… *regrets
So the tour took about a whole hour, which was such a good experience. First time quad biking and I’d say I rode pretty well! Almost lost control once going down this massive hill but all goods; stayed on the bike and that’s what matters! Although I saved myself, unfortunately Andy & Kim weren’t able to HAHA It was hilarious considering they were the biggest dopes of the group as well.
Rain started pouring down for the last 15 minutes of the tour and boyyy, that was so painful! Rain plus sand just hitting you in the face at about 60km/h… that pain is indescribable! I was riding with one eye open the whole way just praying we’d reach the end asap! Our plans after quad biking was to go sand surfing, but unfortunately due to wet weather, that was impossible. Plus we were all very soaked and sandy from quad biking so everyone needed to get home to shower and change before anyone could get sick.
The rest of the day pretty much just consisted of us having dinner and thennnnn, DRINKING NIGHT! Unfortunately, no one got drunk and we couldn’t go all out due to tiredness but it was still an unforgettable night with endless games, laughter and dancing. Guys, don’t forget the isolation ;)
Monday 14th April 2014 - Had a very late start to the day; headed out to a cafe for “breakfast”. The breakfast menu looked sooo gooood, but unfortunately they stopped serving breakfast so we just had lunch.
Nothing much really happened. The only highlight was sunset kayaking! Although the weather was still cloudy and gloomy, the seas were calm enough.
Kayaking took about an hour and boy, that was a good workout! Reeds think he did all the work but I’m certain I helped out a lot ;)
It was funny seeing the “teamwork” our group had.
Steven & Kim: probably the calmest duo, just paddling as a team getting to their destination
Simon & Liza: Simon got seasick, leaving Liza to paddle most of the time. Karma hit Simon when he tried splashing everyone, only to be capsized by himself!
Andy: Solo team. Casually paddling on at his own pace
Reeds & I: worked together pretty well; he was sweet enough to let me rest at times
Chris & Mel: don’t know what to say about these two… the slowest, yet loudest duo ever!
And as for the sunset… Well we had our champagne ready (no joke, I thought our instructor was kidding until he popped open the bottle of champagne) but no sunset to be seen :(
Headed back to our place where some of us washed up, others cooked, others went shopping for more alcohol (the last night failed, so we had to make up for it tonight!).
After a nice, filling dinner (steak, mashed potato, lasagne - thanks Chris & Kim. Oh and Simon, who wanted to mash the potatoes raw…), we pretty much just started drinking; no time wasted since it was our last night there. Started off with beer pong and shot pong, using tequila as our shots of choice.
Haha, the group knows how much I love tequila which is why they bought me a bottle even though no one, I repeat, NO ONE, in the group likes it at all. That’s probably an understatement; everyone hated it!
After pong, I realised whenever it was my turn to drink, all I got was beer. I didn’t even get one shot of tequila and that whole bottle was demolished by the group who hated tequila the most! Hahaa sorry guyss!
Again, no one got drunk. But in the end, we all had a good time chatting and getting to know each other a little better through truth ;)
Tuesday 15th April 2014 - Woke up nice and early to clean up the house. Packed everything up to hit the roads once again, only this time our destination was home :(
Before heading home, we went to the same cafe as yesterday and finally got to try their breakfast; amazing! Then went to play a good round of putt putt before it was finally time to say goodbye to Ports Stephens.
All in all, it was a great getaway with a bunch of amazing people. Memories made, friendships strengthened, secrets shared, and definitely looking forward to the next one.
Why hello hello.
For the past couple of months, I have neglected and put tumblr aside. Even long before that, all I was doing was scrolling through the dashboard and just reposting whatever was there. Yes, that is what tumblr is about, but there was more to why I decided to create this tumblr and that was to write, to express and to maintain my emotional stability. I guess I just forgot that.
Looking back, for the past couple of months, maybe even almost a year, I have not written, read, or done anything to feel content. I feel like I’ve become lazier, less productive, less efficient, less street-smart. Don’t get me wrong; by that description, you’re probably picturing a lazy fatass sitting on the couch doing absolutely nothing. But no, that’s not the case. I’ve been attending uni, going to work, working out (sort of), meeting new people, hanging out with friends, boyfriend and family; I’ve been great. I’m doing well in uni, I’m excelling in my job, I’m building strong relationships with current and new people in my life. So what’s wrong? Simple; I think I’ve lost myself, lost my way, my goals, my dreams, my motivation.
People look at me and see the strong, bubbly, outgoing girl that I portray to the world. I have everything I could ever ask for; I know I’m a lot luckier and blessed than most people out there. But I can’t help and feel that deep down, there’s a sense of emptiness.
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m doing everything out of routine. Uni is just “something I have to do, something I have to get through”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all in for education but lately, I’ve just not been feeling motivated. I’ve seem to forgotten what I’m studying for and where I want to go later in life. I guess it’s probably due to the stress and the workload building up, especially this semester. To be completely honest, the only thing stressing me out are my chemistry units. It’s been a love-hate relationship with chemistry for the longest time now and unfortunately, I’m fed up. But I’m always running back to it. Does that mean I truly love it? Boy, I so hope so because I’ve been sticking through this for far too long now to just be giving it all up. I definitely do not want to drop this major. I threw science away for two years after high school and ended up running back to it, so I know for a fact that I’m always going to be turning back to science and I definitely have no intentions of throwing it away again this time round. Besides, it’s actually the part of my degree that keeps me sane at uni, cause who really wants to do accounting? Fek dat.
I guess it also didn’t help that the semester started off with a break up. Break up!? Yeaps, a break up. It was probably the worst break up of my life. Okay, I’ve only broken up twice, but yeah, still…
Why was it a bad one? Because I still loved him, and he still loved me, and it was all just one big, hot mess. To be honest, we don’t know what happened. Well we do know the reasons upon it, but because we were going through a lot and it just happened all so fast, we were unable to resolve it like we usually do, and resorted to an easy option out.
The hardest thing was seeing the people around us more hurt than we were. I guess everyone was just shocked since no one saw it coming. I mean, not even we saw it coming and we were living it.
I was heartbroken, not because I just broke up with the love of my life (well yeah, that was a reason), but more because there were all these people looking up to us, always seeing us as the power couple, and they were more upset than we were. I felt bad and I felt all this pressure upon me, like I’ve let down a whole lot of people. But at the same time, everyone was so supportive, so helpful, and Redian and I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed to have friends like them.
Looking back, it was actually a good lesson to learn from. It helped us see how genuine our friends were, it gave us a little time to find ourselves again as individuals and most importantly, it enlightened us, making us realise how important we are to one another and how much we still care, which is why we owed it to ourselves to give us another go.
Every relationship will have its bumps and rocky roads, and trust me, this one has gone through far too many to count. But no words can describe how lucky I am to have him. We’ve been through so much shit together over the past one and a half years; countless up and downs. But the most important thing is that we now know what life is like without each other (hell), so we live each and every day a better one, and never taking it for granted.
Well anyway, I just decided to start getting back into the little things I used to do and try new things along the way. Maybe I’ll find the motivation I’m looking for, maybe I’ll discover something new that triggers my interest and maybe I’ll find myself again. And that’s why I thought I’d start to write again. This way, I have somewhere to freely express myself, no bottling up, no explosions later on, just simply express and clear my mind. Also, looking back at previous posts, it makes me nostalgic rereading and reliving memories, whether it was the good or the bad.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Photo with 3 notes
Finally got my hands on these! But having to lie to him for the past few weeks :/ Sorry babe, I only lie with good intentions! :P #surprise #birthday #present #nintendo #3dsxl #pokemonx
I don’t know how I can be so ambitious and so lazy at the same time.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
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