Monday, September 24, 2007

Still here...

Must be some record right, blogging this many times in the span of 9 days lol.

I've not done much in the way of scrapping since my last post, though I did make a lo of my neice Terese for a sketch challenge by Ed.


I've also made a card, I started another two tonight to. I'm going to send maybe 4 or 5 over to Edleen. I need to start making some cards for Eid soon as well, as we need to get them sent soon to reach Singapore in time. hehe.

On other things fasting is going ok. Though it's messing up my sleeping patterns grr. I'm glad though that I am managing to get through the day. This week though I'm going to focus on the sleep, I need to get back to being able to go to bed at 10pm and actually sleep, and not be up till all hours of the night and being so tired in the day time.

My diet hasn't been the best these last few weeks, and since ramadan started it's gotten worse, there's another thing to focus on this week to lol. But somehow I managed to loose another kilo this past week yay. So I'm going to try to be very very good with the eating and see how much I can loose till the end of ramadan ;))

I brought the new expansion pack for the sims 2 last week, and I've been playing it heaps, I love it, all sending my sims on holidays. Can't wait for the new stuff pack to come out "teen stuff".

Anyway that's it, nothing much else is happening here. :p

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Some things ...

I thought I would be good and post more regular (well at least try to) Ed should be happy with me :D hehe.

Anyway my fasting this last 3 days has been good, I'm glad that I am lasting the days, though by 1pm I get so hungry. The good thing about fasting is that when you break fast you cannot eat much at all, you fill up so fast. So I guess as long as you don't go overboard on the sweets and fried foods, can loose some more weight hehe.

Oh so I took up knitting, I'm in my early early stanges, and I just completed a tension square (which became a rectangle), now I got all confused and I counted my rows wrong, I was wondering why it was taking me so long to complete. Then the other day I counted that I had 4 rows to go, so I knitted 4 rows, then I counted again but it had only advanced 2 rows. Turns out I was missing half the rows, so my 30 rows was actually 60 lol.

Anyway here is the pics of it:

Oh over at farflung craft they had a thing to name one of their new papers from the Maharaja Paper range (Go check out the sneak peaks on their blog the new papers are gorgeous). I was very shocked today to find out that I won the rak prize, as they chose my name "Indian Sweets" for the paper. Oh the blog is

Tonight we were to meet up with a friend of my husbands at another friends Thai restaurant in the Valley. The friend had to pull out (we'll be visiting with him next week now), so we decided since we were in the mood to eat there we would still go. The food is devine, and I'm not just saying this because we know the owner. And i can't wait till next week to go all over again hehe. Tonight we ate Chicken Satays, Prawn Rolls, Gai Yang (they make the best gai yang ever), Beef Panang Curry, and Deep Fried Fish in Spicy Sauce (forgot it's thai name) with coconut rice.

I started today at tafe "Payroll" it seems interesting enough, so I'm going to try to complete it over the next 2 weeks (we have holidays till the 8th oct). Well I'm going to try to do as much as possible of my last 5 units over the holidays so I can rest and relax for the rest of the year, and decide what I'm going to do next year (work or more study etc etc).

Anyway that's it from me, hopefully I'll have some LO's or something in the next few days hehe.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I really should update this thing

So yes I forgot about this place, my little area on the net lol. I'm slack, though Edleen reminds me often to post here.

So what have I been up to since I last posted in April?

1. I joined the gym ... I've been going there 6 days a week since I joined, I've already gotten a gift voucher off them for reaching 100 visits (committed much?). I've lost 17kg so far, and I want to loose another 13 at least, maybe more. I've made some really wonderful friends there, including my personal trainer, whom I should say I pay to be my friend :p but she tells me she loves me lol, so maybe it's not
cause I pay her money. I've also discovered this love for boxing, my PT teaches it (this is how I first spoke to her), and since then I've become addicted, I box 2-3 times a week, and I've become so much stronger, and I've learnt how to punch and kick properly *would be muggers watch out*.

2. I went back to school, well TAFE actually, I'm studying certificate 3 in Business Administration. I'm almost finished ahead of schedule, I have less than 5 units left to complete out of the 13. I've been going since July, and the course runs till December. I'm hoping to get a job after that, whilst I decide what I want to do with my life (cause as fun as it would be I can't sit at home all my life and just expect my DH to keep me lol).

3. I lost my mojo big time. I didn't scrap for so long, maybe 2-3 months *sigh*, only now is it starting to slowly creep back. I'm hoping it'll come back full force very very soon. I think though I need some new photos.

Anyways that's the 3 main points of my life since April, not really exciting.

Ramadan has started this last couple of days, and it's put me in reminiscence mode. This time last year I was dearly anticipating our trip to Singapore. I was soooo nervous about meeting my Father in Law, and step Mother in law for the first time. But at the same time I was so excited to meet them, and some people I had met over theinternet (including my husbands cousin). Needless to say my being nervous to meet my in-laws was unfounded, my father and step mother in law are two of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to meet.

I had the most wonderful time there, visiting people, eating (just cause all the food is so good), going doing the tourist thing. I definitely loved going to the pasar malam, and going scrapbook shopping with Edleen (and visiting her so often that my husband wondered what we were up to). I miss the late night eating with my husbands brother and his wife, and our 2am visit to the mustafa centre (after a long day in Johor Bahru lol), we came home to my FIL's to find both my husband and my BIL had forgetten their house keys.

This last few days I've been looking over my photos from the trip (there's over 1000 of them eekk lol). And all the memories just make me want to be there right now. Insha'Allah we will be able to go back soon, we are hoping in September or October next year, though to me it feels like a lifetime away.

So I'd better share some crafts that I've done lately since this is my scrapping blog lol. These are in no real order (though the first 2 are my latest creations).

I made these first two LO's these last 2 weeks or so, one is for my mother (she's on the right in the pic), the other is for her best friend of 27 years Jane.
Forever type of friends

Forever type of friends

Anak Bapak

All of the flowers

My Girl

Good times Singapore

My Great Uncle passed away a few months back, I altered these K and G for my great Aunty Gwen.


I altered this for my mum's friend Marion, she's like a mother to her.
Altered M

Well that's all for now, I'll *try* to come back soon lol.

Oh mine and Edleens little cosy scrapbooking forum is 6 months old tomorrow yay, I can't believe it's been 6 months already. the url is in my list of places, "scraps cafe, forum".