I've been M.I.A again! I'm so sorry and I promise you it is because of valid reasons. For one, I had my college ball on Saturday and boy was it pretty epic! I had a lot of assignments due before then too so I was rather stressed out last week (and unfortunately it's the same case this week too). The ball was well worth it though and a great way to relax in a way. Our ball theme was 'Alice in Wonderland' and so I dressed accordingly! Any ideas on which character I emulated? ;)
Scott looked amazing that night and I'm so proud he was my partner to the ball! Well, surely he would've been considering he's my boyfriend and all, sheesh! He asked me in the cutest way too, it was definitely a special night with him.
Other than that I have been drowning (not literally but close enough!) in university work and other work for the television show I am in (which I might talk about more later). I will hopefully get some posts up soon but until then please bear with me!
This is a shout out post (sorta) to my best friend Renee who is the author of Beauty Fool and also a favor post (not that she asked me to do this but I'm doing this because I believe she deserves it!).
Renee's blog has been entered for Cosmopoliton's 2010 Blog Awards and she needs your vote! Please head over HERE TO VOTE for Beauty Fool! It's under 'Beauty' and you can cast your vote there. It'd mean a lot if you could help out (:
Being away and living in a pet-free college it really takes a toll on those of us who have critters back at home. I know most of the time I miss that companionship and the "movement". Especially Prince, who is an adorable ball of fluff (literally) and I left him when he was a kitten only to see him a few weeks ago as a full grown cat.
It's probably the reason why I feel like getting a hermit crab (one of the pets we're allowed to have in college along with turtles and fish). Just to have that "movement" in my life and a little critter to love and nurture. Not that a hermit crab would be as furry as a cat but hopefully still a great companion nonetheless.
He taught my cousin and I how to play Poker and Blackjack when we were kids, he always had some sort of interesting candy on hand and he still inspires me to buy Fisherman's Friend mints on a regular basis. My Japanese Grandfather, my Ji-Chan.
I plead guilty to not doing a blog post for Suki Chronicles but instead doing a guest post for Dominique! She has a fun series where she and guest bloggers create 80's inspired looks and I decided to take up the challenge and did a look.
Talk about intimidating though, when you don't know much about makeup and you've got to come up with a look all on your own it can be quite overwhelming. I'm glad I puckered up the courage to submit my look though!
A few things to address, most importantly why I've been M.I.A! I mentioned before that I just returned to Adelaide and that I might disappear and whaddya know, I did! Disappear that is, just like the Cheshire Cat, booyah.
I am sorry for being lax with posts, I was going to do a backlog but never had time to so I thought I'd skip a week and get back into it this week. I promise I won't be gone for a full week anytime again this month even though this month will be insanely hectic what with birthdays, filming and college and university events.
Now that that's out of the way, another thing I wanted to mention was Evil Angel'sGiveaway. She's the owner of Evil Shades which is sure to be one of my new favorite makeup brands to order from. Anyway, her giveaway features two of her own Frankens Sweet Dreams polishes (which I am absolutely in love with!!!) and definitely worth fightin---I mean, entering for.
While on the subject of nail polishes, I have great respect for these bloggers who dedicate so much of their time to reviewing polishes. It seems to me that it'll take more time than makeup since polishes take great application care otherwise they just end up streaky and easily chipped.
I found yet another amazing nail polish blog called OH MY POLISH! which is also hosting a giveaway that I thought I'd mention here (while on the subject of nail polish bloggers as well as giveaways!). She's only got 75ish followers but rightly deserves more so get on over there and FOLLOW her because her blog is a great retreat for when you're having downtime...er, well I'm just speaking for myself here.
So that said, look into it and enter both and may the best fighte---person win! (:
I have way too many people I consider a "best friend" so I've posted one of Renee (owner of Beauty Fool), we've been best friends since we were 5 years old and still growing old together! She and I could pass off as twins when we were younger (some crazy lady refused to believe we weren't) and it has stuck with us since, referring to one another as twins I mean.
Being a university student nowadays is tough work. Not only do you have to ensure that on top of your excessive partying you're passing all your courses and making it on time to lectures and tutorials you also have to make sure you're getting everything done online. Not only do you have work to prepare for lectures and assignments to hand in for tutorials you also have a ridiculous amount of surveys, quizzes and material to browse through online!
There are pros to everything being online of course, if you miss a lecture you don't need to grovel at the feet of a friend for lecture notes but at the same time it inspires lazy habits as you tend to dismiss the importance of attending lectures seeing as everything you need is at your fingertips. I'll admit, I've been guilty of missing a lecture because of this reason and it isn't exactly comforting knowing I've fallen for that trap.
Mainly, getting used to it is a university subject in itself. I probably missed out on most of my course material in my first semester because I didn't have an inkling of it even existing! With hundreds of links and the pressure of keeping up with what was said in lectures to begin with I don't understand how universities seem to think this benefits students. It's a cumbersome system and is unreasonably responsible for a large chunk of our grade. If critics were skeptical of the academic system before I'm sure now they're even more flustered and more willing to push for the abolition or reform of education overall.
Am I being too old fashioned (and wingey) or do I have a valid point?
As you may or may not know I recently returned back to Adelaide from Sri Lanka where I had spent my winter break (or summer, as the rest of the world may call it). I had chicken pox over the holidays which may have seemed like a bad thing but it meant I could stay at home and watch an endless amount of Stargate: SG1! And other than the 27+ hours of traveling I had to do in order to get back to Adelaide I had a good break and return back.
I'm in my second semester of university and so far it seems to be hectic, hectic, hectic. I'm going to try my best to keep up with Suki Chronicles even if it means I'll have to backlog a lot of entries but if I disappear then I really am sorry. I'll post up an explanation if I do have to disappear, rest assured, and most likely I'll be tweeting from wherever I am so keep up with me through there if you want.
It's a windy, rainy and freezing cold day today in Adelaide but luckily I'm not outside in the brunt of it...yet (: Have a good weekend readers.
As this seemed too complicated to do if I were to pick every single one of my favorite movies I thought I'd choose my current favorite instead. 'How To Train Your Dragon' is my favorite movie of the moment mainly because Toothless reminds me of my cat Prince (: