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Just another day...

nothing in my way.


Mandatory New Year Post
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There's been not as much "How 2012 has been..." and "My 2013 resolutions" around as I expected. Or maybe because I was mostly sleeping from 7pm yesterday trying to fend off a cold. Still sniffling though. But not sick enough to skip school! Not that I can with the exhibition which we (my group) know absolutely nothing about until the last minute coming up.

When I think back to 2012, I can't come up with anything life-changing or AWESOMEZXZX. It's been mostly school, FYP and school and a lot more FYP. It's kinda sad I think.

And I can't come up with any real resolutions because I know how "lose 20 kilos in a year" is so unrealistic for me. Right now it's just

2013 New Year Resolutions
1. No more new shoes or bags (for the first quarter)
2. ...

I haven't even got a planner yet! 

Or maybe the year won't start for me till I'm done with school. Or maybe because I've been in school for the most of the holidays, it doesn't matter that a year has ended and a new one has started.

Okay how's this for a start

2013 New Year Resolutions
1. Love more

Trial and error
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Hey, it's exam period and I'm here! What's new right?

Anyway, long story short, I've adopted a rabbit! Her name's Tiara and she brings me as much joy as she brings me sorrow. It's not easy from this point of view to take care of a bunny when you read of how easy it is to litter-train a rabbit. It's really hard work and expensive. Not expensive for me since I'm not paying much except for the toys I keep buying for her in impulse (which I NEED to stop!). Carefresh was really expensive and Tiara makes a mess out of it by digging in it and it's really hard to sweep up from the plastic grass floor in the balcony she's kept in. I thought I found the litter her ex-owner used to use but it turns out that it's even finer which mean more mess! And I bought a 10 litre bag of Homefriends! I have to go through all that?! And I need to change her external litter pan too since it was smaller than I thought was sufficient and not deep enough. Good thing it was only $2 though! I'm thinking of getting a small cat litter pan with a semi cover to minimise the mess when she burrows into the litter pan.

I went to read reviews about the current bedding and it sounds good odour-wise so let's hope it lasts!

Here's she!



Love her!
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The Wanted Experience
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Wanted to do a whole "My History with The Wanted" but it's so late I'll just post on the concert.

YES I WENT TO THEIR GIG BITCHES! We (Jess & !) have been wanting to go but we only bought the tickets last week cause I was counting my hari raya money. We got standing pen B tickets (pen A was sold out, idekw, pen B was Jay-biased). Jess didn't want standing initially but I MADE HER. I don't regret it and I hope she doesn't too but I doubt it since she's not as tall as me to see well. Even my vision was limited.

OT! When we reached the standing pen area, I realised that we were like the animals in a pen. LIKE A PIG PEN! All squashed up in a fenced up area. It was a moment of revelation.


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Pottermore: Wand notes
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Playing Pottermore now! I'm stupposed to be sleeping but I just wanted to create my wand before doing so. So much to read about the  types of wand woods! I'm almost relieved at the lack of variety of wand cores! I said almost.

My wand: LAUREL WITH UNICORN CORE, TEN AND THREE QUARTER INCHES, SOLID


Ah, the wand makes me feel like I should've bought a wand from the Harry Potter Exhibition in Singapore. Even if it was only the commemorative wand. Which looks really like the wand above. Save the crooked bit at the top.

Laurel: It is said that a laurel wand cannot perform a dishonourable act, although in the quest for glory (a not uncommon goal for those best suited to these wands), I have known laurel wands perform powerful and sometimes lethal magic. Laurel wands are sometimes called fickle, but this is unfair. The laurel wand seems unable to tolerate laziness in a possessor, and it is in such conditions that it is most easily and willingly won away. Otherwise, it will cleave happily to its first match forever, and indeed has the unusual and engaging attribute of issuing a spontaneous lightning strike if another witch or wizard attempts to steal 

Looks like mine would most likely be won away... But what it says about not being able to perform a dishonourable act strikes a chord in me.

Wand flexibility or rigidity denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair - although, again, this factor ought not to be considered separately from the wand wood, core and length, nor of the owner’s life experience and style of magic, all of which will combine to make the wand in question unique.

Or not since mine is solid.

Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard. 

The most ordinary of the three; Unicorn hair, dragonstring heartstring and phoenix feather. Looks like I may not be in Slytherin. And not suited to be an Auror either. Oh, woe betide my wizarding career.

[EDIT] I'M IN GRYFFINDOR! I've always thought I'd be in Hufflepuff since Hannah Abbott's from there but, no! I'M IN GRYFFINDOR!


"This is, quite simply, the best house at Hogwarts. It’s where the bravest and boldest end up – for instance: Albus Dumbledore! Yes, Dumbledore himself, the greatest wizard of our time, was a Gryffindor! If that’s not enough for you, I don’t know what is." -Percy Weasley

Oh, wow. So I'm brave and bold? (Based on the 7 questions to Sort) I'm soo honoured! Although I find that sometimes Gryffindor-ians to be a bit cocky. Off to sleep! Ta!
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BADDER LUCK
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  So, yesterday I said that I had bad luck. Well, today was kinda really bad. It didn't help that I was already feeling emotional in the morning being broke and all. Yes, being broke makes me emo. 

  After failing fantastically on a test that counts for 25% of the module, I just completely ruined another 25% of that same module. Can't really say it's my fault though.

 
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Bad Luck Day
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  I wouldn't say today was a particularly rough day. I'm just looking back at today and I realise, today was one of the most unfortunate I've had in awhile. Besides being stuck with no means of communication, that is. I think I got through the day without much fuss because I was too sleepy/tired/have an inability for embarrassment to actually think and react.

  I think the worse was when my friend pushed me (I mocked her) and I thought that I could keep my balance but I fell into the plant/bush. So embarrassing, maybe, but I acted like nothing happened. I wanted to stay angry at her but I couldn't. I was just angry at myself for letting it happen.And when it happen, there was a group of people in front who saw what happen. And I think the cute guy could've been one of them! I may not be able to face him ever if I don't have the superpower of denial.

  Actually, maybe today wasn't as bad as I thought. I can't think of all the other things I thought made my day bad.

  So, just now, the monk8yz went to meet yongie's baby! Such small little thing and so red and it had a full head of hair for a baby so young! 5 days old only! I saw it but I mean her. Her doesn't have a name as yet. It was so nice to meet them again. Even if they remind me that I still have a long way to go to complete my education whilst they're gonna graduate soon...

  Which reminds me, my lecturer said that the cutoff GPA for one of the local unis is 3.3! I'm still a few decimals shy of it but it means that I have a chance if I can bump up my grades a bit. Before that, I pretty much gave up all hopes of getting to a uni. I didn't want to go to a private uni because of the fees. Now, I have hope! A slight one.

  A slight hope because I got back a paper today where I failed fantastically. It was really my fault. I came to class about 45 minutes late and only had a bit of time to complete the paper. That was the paper where there were a lot of people getting full marks. Which reminds me, I should study for tomorrow's test. On the same module...
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UNCONTACTABLE
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  It's been a crazy first two days of school trying to complete all the reports due. I haven't had proper sleep since and after this short entry I'll prolly crash!

  My phone which was steadily going crazy is completely useless now. At first the 'back' and 'menu' button was spoilt then the 'home' button doesn't work when you slide the keypad out. Which was fine for me cause I figured out ways to get around that and as long as I can use my phone to tweet and text, I'm happy. Then 2 days, whenever I slid out the keypad out, the screen would freeze but I could still use it. Whatever I typed could be seen once I slide the phone back. Still fine, I can tweet and text. But yesterday morning, while I was on the train, the screen blanked out. It had happened before and I tried the take-battery-out-and-back-in method but it didn't work anymore! My screen is permanently blank! I'm only hoping that my phone can at least work as a professional alarm clock. But I won't be able to snooze it though...

  So now I don't any form of musical entertainment on the long train rides to school anymore. This year is like a bad year for me when it comes to gadgets. My iPod Touch was rendered useless after the sensitivity at the bottomest part of the screen was gone and FML my passcode was '0000". I tried restoring it (and I updated it to iOS 5.1.1) but FML again the 'Agree' button to the T&Cs before you can actually use the iPod was right at the button and out of touch (lol). 

  I don't know if I should tell my parents about it. My plan is not up yet for another... at least 5 months! I thought I could make the phone last. Damn, that stupid screen! If they actually let me get a new one, I don't a want a lousy phone! And it's going to cost. Ergh, can I just cut off all contacts for the next 5 months?

Currently loving this! Just found out that she's older than my oldest sister! I thought she'd be 17 thereabouts with Call Me Maybe and her looks!



BTW, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAUL! Feels like I haven't seen him for a long time since he left Real...

Oh yeah, btw, my friend gave birth recently! And I may see her and the baby plus the rest of the clique later today!
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Discipline!
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I have about a half hour left before the holidays are officially over. NOOOO!!! At least during FYP periods in school we got to goof around a lot.

I made a little schedule to complete my work before school starts and I've only managed to fulfill the first task only. DOOMED I TELL YA!

8:45 - Finish Chemdraw
Dinner

So I'm shifting around the time abit to accommodate whatever time I have left... After I clean the hammy's cage.
11:45 - Start APChem report
Data
12:00 - Theory
2:00 - Discussion, Conclusion, Synopsis
2:30 - Start AIA report
Procedure
3:15 - Data
4:00 - Theory
5:00 - Discussion, Conclusion, Synopsis 

Self, please be discipline and follow this schedule!

By the way, I was awaken from my nap just now (I know) because my 'rents brought back sashimi my aunt bought and it was A LOT. And I LOVE SASHIMI but I ate to a point when I couldn't anymore. Oh, so bloated now.

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Really going to try and make this journal thing work instead of just using this account for lj communities.

So, the "holidays" are ending and I say "holidays" because for the most part I've been in school working on my FYP (Final Year Project). I haven't had a proper long holiday since last year I think. The last term break was spent on internship. My school exploits my term break! Other schools usually do it during term period but for a waay longer period.

Note: I'm not sure if I can disclose the project so I'm just gonna go about it in general terms.

We've got lots to do for this project and I doubt we have enough time to complete it because it's a pretty lengthy process AND it's not a 100% success rate either. I've had 2 days of 100% failure.

 

So heartbreaking, I swear. I did this twice already and it all broke?!

But it's been fun working with my friends and I'm so glad that I've got them as my groupmates! <3 We're all crazy so it's not weird and WE'RE LOVING ONE DIRECTION AND THE WANTED<333

Anyway, we used the extra dough to make our own stuff. It's not as easy as using plasticine or bakery dough because of the powder itself.



Sandalwood (I think), 8.5 inches, boisambrene core.

I made a really short and I admit, ugly, wand (it's a basic wand, okay!) which broke off at the top but is otherwise quite sturdy! At least it's free! The wands at the Harry Potter exhibition are from $60 which is crazy! Unfortunately I am not so well off so this'll have to do. And it's scented! 



Jess made a piece of shit! It REALLY looks convincingly like shit.



Cone incense! So cool the way the smoke comes from the bottom of the cone.



By the time we're washing up there'll be a view like this from the lab which I know I'll miss once all this is over... I'm already nostalgic! 



Okay now WATCH!

xoxo
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drama II
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Can't find the edit button for the mobile app hence the new post.

 

Reread the tweets and I realised it's not really her fault. She didn't say she was gonna commit suicide. Why so sensitiive people? Just because a friend did a few weeks ago? Did you even know why she did? What went through her mind when she did?

 

Then can't you tell that their state of mind are different? Then obviously you didn't know what when through the mind of the friend who passed on. Jumping to conclusions...

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