Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago

1999 - A one day camping trip with my class at school (of course not everyone showed up, but I was there). Guess which one is me? I have to say that I was the coolest from 10 to about 13 years old. It all went downhill from there :D

2002  Pre-emptive birthday celebrations about a week before we came to New Zealand. Don't I look completely different? I think I look a lot more like my pre-12 y.o. self now. Guess I've done a full circle.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 09 → A photo you took

I wish there was an easy way to tell which pictures I have already posted here and which ones I have just uploaded to picasa ^^;;;

In summer my parents like to bring me flowers from their garden. I guess that is because in Russia people tend to live in apartments and you don't tend to see many flowers outside of the 3 or 4 months of hot weather. You can tell this photo has been taken a while ago, as I lost all my matryoshka glasses in the February quake.

This photo does not look all that exciting either, but thinking back to the day I took it, it is quite cool. This is Mt Eden  and you can see the volcano crater. I was quite surprised to see that it is all nice and green. Like a jewellery box lined with green velvet. I think this is the first volcano I have ever seen in real life o-o I'm really glad Y. put up with me and showed me so many cool places in Auckland :D

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad

I miss Meanie. I hope I will never be irresponsible enough to trust another person with a kitty.

And I miss Sunny, but I feel like we've done the best we could for her.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Today was very laid back and nice ^^;; I got out of bed briefly to get my laptop and some mandarins, then got out of bed the second time around ^^;;

I curled my hair, something I don't do very often, but I do like curls. They are very whimsical and girly. I think it would be awesome if I had naturally curly hair, but curls do make my hair look short. u-u

I spent a couple of hours at my parents' place. Learned about the type of memory that Macs use and why the "Russian" word for inch is "duim" (it came from Dutch) and looked at lots of photos of kites.

Finally sent off my passport application. (At last I can afford it). But I don't think I'll be able to go to Japan this year. I don't want to go in winter and August/September is probably too soon for M. to take time off from his new (not yet found) job...  Lah, I want to go NOW. (maybe I should just go by myself?)

Dropped by a friend's house and admired his tinsel covered exercycle ^^;;

Bought 4 kilograms of mandarins (that should last me a couple of days :D)

Went to TimeZone to play some Technika 3 (and got disappointed by the game being offline again). I love Japanese and Korean music/rhythm games. I really need to set the drums up at home. Listening to happy music and "playing along" to it is a great mood booster for me.

Had a visit from M's younger brother, that was really nice to hang out without other relatives and parents. Despite having been with M. for 8 years I don't feel like I know his brothers very well u-u;;;

Right now I'm listening to some albums that M got off a friend and thinking that I really need to get to sleep. (But it is less than 12 hours since I got up u-u).

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 05 → A quote

"The secret of being boring is to say everything." 

I really ought to keep this in mind. ^-~

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 04 → A book

Terry Pratchett - Unseen Academicals 

I think this is the first paper book I've read this year (except for textbooks). A friend ended up with two copies and gave the extra one to me ^^;; It is really nice to read from paper as opposed to the screen and the "new book smell" is absolutely intoxicating. To be honest, I thing I'm enjoying the process of reading more than what I'm reading.

As with most Terry Pratchett books, it is suitably amusing, and I had a few giggles out of the 50 odd pages I've read tonight. I got a bit lost and confused when I realised the book was not broken into parts or chapters. How are you supposed to stop reading for the night if you can't just read to the end of the chapter? Obviously I need to finish the whole book tonight.
M. bought me some cute pink shoes with tentacles and eyes on them^^

Oh no!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 03 → Your favourite television programme

I don't watch TV an awful lot, the only TV series I watch on a regular basis is House and that is coming to an end. Can't say I've been enjoying the last few seasons all that much, but it is comforting to have something to watch every week.

I've also been watching The Game of Thrones starting from the second season, but mostly just to perv at the pretty long hair. What does one have to do to get flawless super long hair like that? (Be an actor and wear a wig is not the answer I'm looking for ;)

Oh and I watch some Korean drama when I get really bored, but instead of watching an episode or two a week, I tend to watch 4 or more back to back every couple of months. Somehow working full-time made me cut down on Kdrama. (The drama I watch at the moment is Rooftop Prince, it is quite silly but it is not as amusing now as the first couple of episodes had lead me to expect.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Favourite film

My favourite film cat


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 1 - Your favourite song

Well, I'm not really sure what song is my favourite, it is far to had to narrow it down to even 10.But I've been listening to this one quite a lot lately ^^;; New wave~~~

Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"


Here's something else for to blog about ^^;;

Day 01 → A song
Day 02 → A film
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → A book
Day 05 → A quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Monday, May 14, 2012

*shfty eyes* want

Day 9

Getting snail-mail is awesome :D

Catching up online with a cousin I have not spoken to for 10 years. He's a bit older than me and I never got to know him that well but he always seemed like a nice guy ^^;; He's acting at the city theatre now and I think he was just starting to get professional roles when I left Russia.  Maybe I'll finally get to know him now that we are 13801.1 Kilometres away from each other.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 8

This (minus the child please, follow the link to go to its source)
 I love the idea of a nest to sleep in, and being surrounded by cushions on all sides. I often pull the two couches together to create this kind of enclosed space, but that is not exactly classy ^^;;

2 - I stumbled upon a new blog to read - The Dainty Squid, and look at this adorable gif she made. Kaylah posts lots of pictures - thrift treasures, bright hair, cats, no wonder I like it ;)

3 - I want to wear this o-o

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 7

A yummy dessert.

(It is actually a bath bomb ^^;;)

Apparently smells have very strong connections to memories, and this is one of those smells that is very familiar but you can't quite pick what it is. Like having a word just on the tip of your tongue. After a some thinking I decided that it smells like "Zvezdochka" a balm (quite similar to "Tiger balm") that we used a lot during flu season when I was little, but with more cinnamon. A bit of an unusual smell, especially for a bath but there is something about submerging in old memories.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 6

Hanging out with friends, eating pizza and watching House on the couch with kitties and M then going to bed super early to catch up on all the sleep ^^

Yes I'm a couch potato >_>;;

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 5

The moment all the street lamps turn on and off. It's such a cool matrix-y moment and it takes you a second to realise what's changed.

I was outside for both of those events today o-o;;; Days are pretty short.

Day 4

I got my new gel polish in the mail today ^_^ Positivity #4 - pretty colours. This colour is so bizarre, I love it.

I also got a yellow, can't wait to try it out as well ^-~

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 3

Today's flavour of happiness - running my hand against a soft hedge while walking home after work, and breathing in the smell of autumn. Out of the four seasons Autumn smells the best ^_^ I'd like to have a maple and maybe an oak in the garden when I have a house.

Oh and the other positive thing for today - my dad is awesome :D I wish I knew a way of being a good daughter for him and mum.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 2

Positive thing for today - going to work ^^ Work was really nice, a bit busier than normal but not stressful and I got to catch up with some of my favourite co-workers :D

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 1 of positivity.

In an attempt to blog more, I shall try and find one positive thing about each day and post it here. Let's see how long I can last ;)

My little darling ^^ 

Today we dropped by M's old flat in the East part of town. The whole lane has been abandoned due to earthquake damage and by the looks of it only an occasional visitor comes by. It is a bit eerie but also kind of cool. There were some open doors and broken walls and sloping floors but no fences nor big signs saying "No entry". I'd quite like to drop by there again sometime. I wonder how many places like that there are in Christchurch. I need to bring a camera next time. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beutiful people

It feels wrong posting pictures of other people online, but these two girls are just so adorable, they make me feel inspired. (Stolen from livejournal. apparently there was a festival and these two had just met and decided to take a few pics together because they looked so similar)