Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Gone too soon

So I'm in studying mode with exams halfway through. I was busy studying for my social theory exam when I got the news. Tuesday morning (25/05/2010) it was the saddest news, a dear friend passed away. We met 5yrs ago when we attended the same school. I dreaded that school but Janita was one of my closest friend there. The sweetest girl you'll ever met, that was Janita. Such a blessed soul, full of life and wonderful friend. There was nothing about her that I didn't like. I hadn't seen her in 4yrs and finally this year we were planning to meet up because we were living only 1hr away from each other. Getting such news is never easy but it really shook me. I began crying uncontrollably. Kept thinking of how young she was only 19, she had a whole life ahead of her. But it was cut short, terribly short. My heart ached and still does when I think of her family. Her sisters, her mother...I can only imagine what they must be going through. I believe God has a purpose for each one of us but when things like this happen I really can't understand why? Why did God put such a beautiful soul on this planet to live for a short period. Why take her life so abruptly? I don't want to judge God's plan so I ask that He comforts us all during such difficult times. She died from cerebral malaria and hepatitis B...just awful. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

You can shed tears that she is gone,

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,

or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her only that she is gone,

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she'd want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

You're finally fly beautiful butterfly...
May you Rest in Peace, Neets

Sunday, 18 April 2010


Why am I so confused??? If I can't answer that how do I expect anyone one to...Little things that have been eating me inside... all these questions that go through my mind and I can't figure out the answer. It's so aggravating. I think I'm just so homesick that I'm not even making sense any more.
So as I said on my previous post I'm now living in South Africa but I've started thinking about moving...AGAIN!!! I just want to find a place where I can feel at home and it's not like I have the money to be doing all this travelling.
I was thinking of going to Australia next year but next year sounds so far away and I'm tired of this life. This semester has been real tough on me...I've been stressing for no reason, I hardly leave my room so I feel like I'm in a prison. South Africa is not what I expected at all...I was so used to coming here on holidays and driving about, going shopping every day, having a good time basically and now I'm on campus 24/7...I hardly go out most of the time because I don't want to but then I'm lonely and all I wanna do is cry... I need to be spoiled my mum and dad for a little bit:( I feel like just throwing everything away and going home. So now I'm thinking of other alternatives. I've actually been thinking about open university...I could use some time away somewhere quiet and just study without pressure. Lord please give me answers. Why do I feel so lost????

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Made it to SA

So ok…I made it to SA! (South Africa)
Not as great as it sounds…yes it’s very exciting being in SA, I love adventures but so far it’s just been stress.
So I came to Monash SA on Monday, 15th February, I got here at around 2pm and went straight to take up my residence. Thing is they couldn’t find me in the system so they signed me up to go to another accommodation that is off campus. That pissed me off cos I had no idea what was going on. Then to make it worst something happened to the off campus residence and no body could move in…so they had to get hotel rooms for all the students going to Ironwood (off-campus). Stress, stress and stress…Lucky for me and some other peeps we were put at a guesthouse with swimming pool, Jacuzzi…everything we ever wanted :D
But it was stressful. So I went to complain because I never wanted to live off campus…they put me there without even asking. So then they found a place for me, they put me at a studio because they said there was no other accommodation available. It’s lovely but I cannot afford a Studio! If I did I would’ve applied in the first place…what do these people think, that we have money falling from the sky. This week has really taken it’s toll…I’ve had enough. It’s too much going on. Then I went once again to complain and told them that if they didn’t find the right accommodation for me I would cancel my registration and go back home. In less than an hour they put me in the right accommodation (so much for saying there weren’t any available rooms). So then ok things started to work…so I thought…
My housemates aren’t so bad but they have absolutely no idea how to live with other people. They are loud, sometimes uncivilized. They can’t respect that at 1am some people might be sleeping and would not like to be woken by a girlfriend/boyfriend fight or stinking loud music!
So it’s all been downhill from there. I have no conversations with my housemates cos I think it’s better if we just keep our distance.
Classes are tough but I really enjoy it…the only thing I actually enjoy here are the classes. Student services is crap, internet…don’t let me get started on internet. I think that it has worked PROPERLY for about 2 weeks since I got here. We’re in April…do the maths!!! We complained and they blamed it on you tube saying there were too many people using you tube and that was slowing the system. So the blocked you tube and guess what…internet is still CRAP!
The other day there was no running water…HELLO!?! I paid to have water! Right now there is no electricity, I’m using my laptop that’s probably going to die on me pretty soon then I’ll be bored for the rest of the night!
Thank goodness the semester is almost over…But then there’s next semester L What am I to do??? Well I’m making a plan…I have to study up to 3 semesters abroad because of my major (International Relations), so I’m going to Australia (where the main campus is) and after my exchange program is over I’ll transfer over there for my last semester or I’ll go to Malaysia (which is cheaper and I’ve been told it’s way better than South Africa). But I still have to figure everything out, the pros and cons blah, blah, blah…but completely disappointed with SA and most importantly very very very disappointed and upset with Monash SA…
I forgot that when you go somewhere on holidays is not the same as when you go to live there…learned my lesson the hard way! Anyways…I’ll stop complaining now :P

Friday, 5 February 2010

2009 Movies

In 2009 I watched quite a few movies and though I watched some pretty bad ones, there were also some that left a mark. I was going through my diary and found out the list of movies I watched last year. Don't get me wrong, I just saying which movies I enjoyed and which I didn't. I don't mean to be critical.

So the first movie I watched in 2009 at the cinema was 'Pink Panther 2'. Fun movie for a good laugh.

Right after Valentine's Day I went to watch 'He's Just Not That Into You'. It was an ok movie. Lots of great actors in one movie doesn't always end well.

Then I watched 'Taken'. Very good film, I recommend this one. I like movies like this it kept me glued to the screen at all times. Interesting plot and very real (it could happen to anyone).

'I Love You Man' was so funny. I love Paul Rudd so anything he's in I'll watch. Really fun movie about a bromance. I mean not every guy can pull this one off.

I absolutely hated 'Duplicity', but I guess I was the only one because most of my friends enjoyed it. I was so disappointed and bored with this one. I love Julia Roberts so I was expecting something outstanding.

I have a confession to make I watched 'Hannah Montana: the Movie' but it was for a good cause. I was babysitting that day so I took the girls to watch it. I don't know what they see in her but little girls love Hannah Montana. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but I just cannot stand Miley Cyrus's voice (no offense).

'17 Again' was quite funny. Matthew Perry and Zac Efron = Perfect!

'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' was cheesy. I watched it because I got a free ticket but I didn't really want to see this one. It's not terrible but it's so predictable and not that funny.

'Management' I think was one of the worst movies I've ever watched. Boring from beginning to end. I thought it'd be good with Jennifer Aniston and all but boy was I wrong. I was literally falling asleep.

'Easy Virtue' I thought was quite boring also. I don't remember why I chose to watch this one but it was so incredibly boring. I'm not a big fan of Jessica Biel and this film didn't really do it for her, in my opinion.

'Up' was the only animation I watched in 2009 and it was well worth it. So cute. I feel so sorry for Carl in the beginning when his wife dies, I just want to cuddle him. And Russell is so cute and funny. I quite liked it!

'My Life in Ruins' was ok. 2009 was not the year for Nia Vardalos. Very predictable movie, not funny. I just enjoyed the scenery being in Greece and all.

'The Hangover' was one of the best movies of 2009. I laughed from beginning to end. Bradley Cooper stunning as ever was funny. Everyone was funny! That was a bachelor party to remember.

'The Taking of Pelham 123' was intense. Denzel Washington and John Travolta, very good combo. Great movie. Certainly deserved 5 stars. The whole chaos in the movie gets your attention until the very end. I thought the ending scene could've been better but it didn't get in the way of the amazingness of the movie.

'The Proposal' was very very very funny... I love Sandra Bullock, she's one of my fave actresses. And this movie once again proves why. Ryan Reynolds is hysterical and charming. Had a good laugh with this one.

'Whatever Works', well I have on thing to say "DON'T WATCH!" It's absolute crap. It was directed by Woody Allen, I should have known it was crap because every movie I've watched by Woody Allen has been crap.

'Year One', well to be honest with you I fell asleep throughout most of the film because I was on a 15hr flight. It didn't keep me awake unfortunately. The parts I was able to see I didn't really find funny.

'My Sister's Keeper' very emotional. I cried during it and after... I think it's the first movie I watch with Cameron Diaz where she plays a more serious role. Very emotional. I read the book and cried when I read the book, so I knew I'd cry.

'Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs' was alright. I don't really like sequels and I think they're running out of things to write for Ice Age. So they should just give it a rest and move on to something else. There are some funny bits don't get me wrong but I think we've had enough of the Ice Age.

'I Hate Valentine's Day', well I wasn't very fond of this one. Like I said 2009 was not Nia Vardalos year. Quite boring to be honest. Let's move on...

'I Love You Beth Cooper' was blah aswell. I think Hayden Panettiere is very pretty and a good actress but I'm sick of her roles as cheerleader. She has to move on and do something else. Let's just leave it at that!

'500 Days of Summer' was good. Was very cute, a bit too slow for my liking but it's a cute story.

'Homecoming' was blah! Not a big fan of Mischa Barton and movies like this just get me mad. It wasn't a very good thriller/drama. If you're bored I recommend this movie.

'Orphan' was tragic. I wasn't even going to watch but my sister told me so much about it I ended up watching. Very intense. The whole time I thought it was something and in the end it's something completely different (would never have thought of it). It's a tragic end but thrilling movie. I was nervous, anxious through the entire film. WATCH IT! if you enjoy this kind of thriller.

'The Ugly Truth' made my day! I remember I was quite sad the day I watched this but it was worth it because I laughed. There's some hilarious scene. The tree and the baseball game scene are my favourites. Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler...made me laugh very very very much!

'All About Steve' I was dying to see this movie all year and when I saw it...disappointed! It was ok but by the previews I thought it'd be really funny.

'Couples Retreat' was somewhat entertaining. Not the best movie but Bora Bora makes up for all the acting. There's some funny bits but nothing hilarious.

'The Blind Side' was one of my favourite movies of 2009. Such an inspiring, feel good movie. I enjoy watching movies based on true stories and this one was no different. Very well done. Sandra Bullock was incredible and I'm hoping she wins the Oscars.

'Did You Hear About The Morgans', very predictable but I liked it. I'll watch anything Hugh Grant is in. Sarah Jessica Parker is good only in Sex and the City, in my opinion. There were some laughable bits but the movie itself was blah!

'Avatar', need I say more! I'm going to confess I wasn't expecting much from this movie. I thought James Cameron... I didn't really like Titanic so I was like whatever. Well it proved me wrong. Fantastic, outstanding, incredible...what else can I say. I was dying to use the restroom but I didn't leave not for one minute because I didn't want to miss a thing. I was disappointed that I didn't get to see in 3-D because it was sold out. That's my only disappointment. The best movie of they say leave the best for last!!!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Don't overstay your welcome

So there's this old lady staying at our house and she just won't leave. She asked my parents if she could stay 3 days because she was moving to another city but it's been 2 months and she's still here.
I really don't want to be mean but she is so annoying and has a comment for everything. She likes to know everything about our lives but she won't let us know anything about hers. She takes all these pills that were not prescribed by a doctor.
I don't feel comfortable in my own house, it's frustrating. We can't kick her out because she's trying to sell her car cos she has no money to go anywhere or buy anything...
I'm keeping quiet because I don't want to do or say anything I'll regret...that's why I'm writing it here!

So a tip for everyone: don't overstay your welcome!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Mothers as matchmakers

Can you stand when your mother plays the matchmaker??? I can't!

I love my mum dearly but for me it's super weird when she tries to find me a date. It's seems like I cannot find a date for myself so she's out there looking for me.
Random I know but tonight my parents and I went to have dinner at a friend's house and all she and my mother talked about was this boy I went to school with when I was like 6 (or something). And they were discussing how handsome he is and how lovely it would be if we got together... Now it's all they talk about. I don't even remember this boy and it's embarrassing.

Is it just me or is this whole mum as matchmaker freaky???

Monday, 1 February 2010

Rock it!

So I'm a big fan of Victoria Beckham...have been since the Spice Girl days. I think she's super funny, classy and I absolutely love her dress collection. Unfortunately she gets a lot of negative press for everything she does. I agree she's not a great singer but I have to admit fashion is where she's got talent. I love every dress from her collection and if I could afford them, I'd get every design.
I was looking through blogs and other articles and found a lot of disturbing things written about her collection. Some even said that her dress where made to fit anorexic looking women. Well how rude!

So today I was looking through the Grammy pics (as I love to see what everyone wore) and I saw Jennifer Hudson with Victoria Beckham's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. And I think she looked fierce! I also saw Jennifer Lopez and Blake Lively wearing VB's dresses. Proving that VB's collection is for all shapes and sizes. Stop all the hating and just admire the dresses.