Category Archives: Deep dark secrets

#throwback

Was going through my old blog (which has been deactivated now) and could not help myself but save some goodies πŸ™‚ and some of my posts just made me cringeeeeeee! Was good (and funny) to look back at myself and my thought patterns of 2003 – 2007 πŸ™‚

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(One of the MMAANNYYYY ladies nights and if I’m not mistaken this was quite memorable!)

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(We were meant to see each other at the bus stop on Symonds St!! Because look at where we are now me dear!)

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(We look so young nettey-girllllll)

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(All about signs; and it was a sign to connect then and now babe!)

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(There were some crazy mad times, so many burst out laughing times but most of all the times I had with you 3 were just beyond awesome!)

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(You two never fail to make me laugh and cringe at the same time, love you too bits!)

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(#familyrocksmysocks)

To all the wonderful people who influenced and gave me all the invaluable experiences (some unwanted ones) while I was navigating the treacherous roads of my 20’s; I owe you one! Love you long time πŸ™‚

Sorta set in stone

Gearing up for the final 3 months of 2013.. It’s unbelievable that 2013 has sped past me, I’m panting to keep up. The places I’ve been to this year (Sri Lanka, Singapore (5 crazy times), Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and in a weeks time different parts of Malaysia) mad hatter nuts!

On top of all the traveling is the friendships and relationships I’ve curated this year and it’s been absolutely essential for me, considering I’ve been a super home body lately. But much love to the siblings and their spouses (and babies), to all the high school buddies, to Em, NZ friends, to the two nutters from church who keep me sane and of course everyone else on my Whatsapp lol. Yup, my life has been reduced to Whatsapp chats.. But most of all, spending time with the parentals is my core πŸ™‚ never would I have thought this would be something I would be experiencing all over again, and now in my 30’s. But I’m loving it! I am also extremely grateful for all the things that have happened or should I say presently happening to me this year, chugging away at all the multiple streams of work, at bazaars, growing the cafe and of course some personal stuff too.. But the year hasn’t ended yet and obviously I love surprises and in typical Jo-styled end of 2013, there will be lots of superb surprises!

There have been some life defining moments in the past 8 months and the saying “life is short” has truly touched my soul. I’ve learned the hard way that it is pointless to sweat the small things (like saving up to buy designer stuff) because now it’s more about living life and experiences and memories that are worth way way way more! Of course, I’m not saying don’t saved, everyone needs goals and savings.. just don’t sweat it. It’s about making time for family and friends, eating right (and sometimes wrong hehe), getting healthy and loving whole-heartedly for me now.. Can’t really be arsed about the minuscule ‘must be seen at’ parties and night outs.. Life is too short for random memories πŸ™‚ although good long overdue catchups that involve a variety of single malt and canapΓ©s is a must!

Alsoooooo I’ve been you-tubing a lot and have decided to give vlogging a try. I don’t know how game I’ll be at showing my face.. But why not, might as well overcome that milestone! Keep an eye out for daily vlog-ish videos on my YouTube channel

I’m an aunty again (brother had baby 2) and will be an aunty soon (sister is due in about a month) no pics as of yet because baby’s parents are very private people πŸ™‚ unlike me obviously. But fret not, will sneak some in later. There are babies everywhere πŸ™‚

Looking forward to Chrismtas this year, will be spending it in the sunny NZ summer with the fam-bam, so can’t wait for that! But while all that is going on, bazaars galore in Kuching πŸ™‚ yup, I’m all work!

So stay tuned and check out http://www.thebloombazaar.com if you haven’t πŸ™‚ show us some love!

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today is the saddest day EVER

i am so pissed

but i shall overcome this

ARGHHHHHHHH

screw this

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i will ALWAYS miss you .. always

i thought we’d be together, forever.. you lied.. you LIED TO ME!!!

sigh

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im still sad.. thats a bad sign right?

maybe i should go out and meet someone else. there are so many fishes in the sea you know..

BAH!

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WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

betrayer you

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stupid laptop DIED TODAY!!!!!!!

sigh

all i want for Christmas is..

actually i dont really know. i dont have a wish list this year. just something which i have of my “dont wanna have to carry a tonne of stuff back to HK” mode..

i do have a list of something.. its more of a what i want to do in the next two or three years. and its all i can think of at 10.30am in the morning. i woke up at 8AM!!! suck..

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A month traveling in and out of cold, lovely London, UK

home of Harry Potter and i might spot Rob Pattinson and the Brit accent is kinda hot.. (yes, im shallow .. )

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Spend a week in Manhattan, New York

the food, the culture, the people, the places and best of all, just being there.. its NEW YORK CITY baby!!

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Quick weekend to Tokyo, Japan

maybe score some cool gadgets and hello.. SASHIMI!! πŸ™‚

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but if you ask me.. seriously.. what do i want? this is the:

Jo’s Shallow List 2009

i want a hammock to swing in, read my book and sip cocktails (not sangria.. urgh) allll dayyyy long!

i want fish and chips on the beach

bubble tea (pref. egg pudding) yums!

BIG BEN PIE!!!!

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and not so secretly.. HAHAHAHA i want…

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i would like him as a Christmas present.. just as he is now.. please?

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and hello.. do i even need to explain this? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ (this can be my 29th birthday present too.. combined pressie is fine by me hahahahaha)

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p/s i lurveeeee shallow posts!

pp/s please feel free to ship the hammock to my HK address. im sure it’ll fit in my tiny studio and i can just live out of it!

ppp/s fish and chips anyone?

pppp/s all images from Google. none are my own.

running with interference

its quite hard to explain and im most deff. not doing that here, but if you have seen HIMYM season 5, episode 6, you’ll get me. its annoying, its kinda weird (especially the times and durations) but hey, if it rocks your boat eh?

anyways, quick update cos im tired. and its late.

p/s i have come to realised that i need to get something going with thedresshop.

pp/s dont worry about changes, its always good.. right? will explain more later πŸ™‚

ppp/s and i still LURVE juicy issues! well, as long as it does not involve me. and giggling and gossiping on the phone for 1 hour and 38 minutes was the best part of my Sunday! you rock!! (no names ya!)

the general consensus

so update for the 6th month (yes, i celebrated my 6th month stint of living the life in HK at home, with my bowl of clam chowder soup and my TV series)

  • still loving work, its gotten easier and i am feeling a bit more relaxed at work. although i have to admit, sometimes the frustration levels get abittttt high, but you know, its all part of the job
  • learning a lot of new things, and getting hands dirty (so to speak) with the learning. the e-commerce department is growing. i have to say, im quite proud of myself
  • have finally made more then 3% effort in trying to learn Cantonese. seriously, its annoying, i may look / sound / be Chinese, but i honestly cannot speak. at all.Β  not very well. i STILL sound like a warbling cat. seriously.
  • i have stopped eating cupcakes. im over it. enough said
  • butttt i am still the unofficial taster of new and divine foods. and so far, its AWESOME!
  • i think i lost my Kiwi accent (if there was any.. ) slightly emo about it, but you know.. it’ll come back.. maybe..
  • have expanded my wardrobe, since its winter, and now definitely need more then the 3 suitcases i arrived with
  • have learned that even though i technically don’t have friends-friends in HK (yet) i am actually very happy getting to know people whom i am related to and we are now buddies. (its a bit hard to explain)
  • have decided to stay on in HK (well, for now its till Dec 2010, and its looking good so far.

i learnt something new at dinner tonight. i have changed. majorly and minorly, i have changed. my idea of work ethics, of deadlines, of getting things done and finally finishing up that project is no longer what i thought it should be. basically, i don’t see it as black and white anymore. its very very grey.. it used to be work = money = life. and now its more of a money+life = work? actually im still a little blurry on that.

on that final note, am i happy? surprisingly i am. i have my local Starbucks (they know my name, yes its scary), i have my fav food store, i have my bus guy, i have my routine. looks like the road is paved. just need to walk the streets!

p/s on an absolutely delirious happy note, i got peeps .. en route! HAHAHA