June 30, 2008

Jason Mraz - Beautiful Mess

You’ve got the best of both worlds
You’re the kind of girl who can take down a man,
And lift him back up again
You are strong but you’re needy,
Humble but you’re greedy
Based on your body language, your shouted cursive
I’ve been reading
You’re style is quite selective
though your mind is rather reckless
Well I guess it just suggests that this is just what happiness is

Hey, what a beautiful mess this is
It’s like picking up trash in dresses

Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you write
Kind of turn themselves into knives
And don't mind my nerve you can call it fiction
‘Cause I like being submerged in your contradictions dear
‘Cause here we are, here we are

Although you were biased I love your advice
Your comebacks they’re quick
and probably have to do with your insecurities
There’s no shame in being crazy,
depending on how you take these
Words that paraphrasing this relationship we’re staging

And it’s a beautiful mess, yes it is
It’s like, we are picking up trash in dresses

Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you say
Kind of turn themselves into blades
And the kind and courteous is a life I’ve heard
But it’s nice to say that we played in the dirt
Cause here, here we are,
Here we are Here we are...

We're still here

And what a beautiful mess this is
It’s like taking a guess when the only answer is yes

And through timeless words in priceless pictures
We’ll fly like birds not of this earth
And tides they turn and hearts disfigure
But that’s no concern when we’re wounded together
And we tore our dresses and stained our shirts
But it’s nice today, oh the wait was so worth it


XoXo, Kezia Anastasia


June 27, 2008

My BIG FAT update

Yellow yellow everyone.. it’s been over three weeks since I last posted an entry in this blog. Sorry for the lack of updates guys.. life been super super busy lately. So here it comes, a BIG FAT update.

Work = CRAZY

Well, it’s end of financial year here in Australia – that means if you are an Accountant (which I am not, thank goodness) you’ll be ripping your hair out soon enough because you need to do end of financial year stuff.

There’s no difference here in Retail! All of my colleagues are out doing stocktake at the moment and guess who’s the lucky one who got left with ALL customer-related processing and admin nitty gritty stuff? Yeap yeap, me.

At the moment – I’m doing three people worth of workload. All the enquiries, the processing, data entries, order, special makes even answering calls are done by me. To cut the story short – I’m exhausted. These past one and a half week got me brain-dead at the end of every workdays. I don’t even have the will and the strength to hit the gym on weekdays! Yep, my filofax at work is filled with scribbles, list of jobs to due on the day, post it notes… gosh, it gives me headache just to think of it @_@

Stocktake will be over very soon (I hope) and then there’s the follow up… the moment where I have to fix everything that went wrong in stocktake. Fun (not).

Sex And The City = FABULOUS

I’ve finally watched SATC The Movie on 10th June 2008. The girls and I had a girls night out. Too bad it’s on weekdays – I went home and change my clothes, then went straight to the cinema. We didn’t have the ‘dress up’ night! Oh well, maybe the next one – if there’s gonna be another one.

I must say the movie was really touching. It was so good to see how the characters have developed over the years and of course the dilemmas that came with it. I literally shed some tears of joy and of sadness – especially when Carrie hits Big with her wedding bouquet – because he left her at the Altar - and Charlotte grabbed her and hugged her to console Carrie AND tell Big to get away from her when he tried to talk to her.

Overall, I’d say it’s worth the wait. The girls are as fabulous as they used to be – with better clothes, better shoes and cosmopolitans still.

Michael Buble Concert = AWESOME

Over that same weekend, I went to Michael Buble’s concert at Challenge Stadium with three of my friends (Fang, Meli & Moni). I’ve always loved Buble – he gives me goosebumps everytime I hear him sings haha. It must be cool to be Emily Blunt *sigh*, maybe Buble sings to her all the time.

The concert was awesome. Buble is not only a singer, he’s an entertainer! He joked around, engaged with his audiences very well. He even ‘made up’ scenes – like when he was saying that he is sick from singin and disappear to the backstage… then one of his bandmates who played the saxophone (I think) took over the singing, and Buble came out looking jealous and not amused. That was hilarious.

The highlight of my concert is not Buble though… it was his opening act, Naturally 7. There are a bunch of guys from New York who do vocal play. It’s like a more advanced acapella group. They LITERALLY do their whole song by only their voices – no instruments. They imitate guitar, saxophones, harmonica, turn table, bass, trombone, etc etc. It was phenomenal! I left the concert early to caught them having their meet & greet event. I ended up buying their DVD and got all seven to sign it! YAYYYY :D


Lately I have this… umm.. thing. A thing that contradicts with my principle. I’ve tried to shake it off, but it won’t go away. I’ve tried to ‘surrender it all in God’s hands’ but being a mere mortal, I kind of couldn’t. It’s when you don’t want to think about the pink elephant in the room, that you actually think about the pink elephant in the room – if you know what I mean.

And yes, kind of make me feel that I will never be good enough. For anything (or anyone), that is. Oh well, not everyone has to know about this, but I blabbed about it anyway. I just have to get it off of my chest, that’s all. C’est La Vie. So help me, God.

Oh yes, I almost forgot…

Our Foodie Link is going to commence very very soon :) It’s a ‘care group’ program from my church that facilitate for people to express their interest. And yep, nothing tickles my tastebuds more than good food. I’m joining forces with Carol Rode from Oh-For-The-Love-Of-Food in building this Foodie link. I have high hopes for it! Come and join us if you live in Perth and love food. This is the Fatkins Diet.. you won’t lose weight but you’ll have a great time! Haha.

Anyhoo… it’s 3:31 pm and I’m still at the office… waiting for the clock to hit 5 pm and then I’m outta here!

Thank God It’s Friday :)

XoXo, Kezia Anastasia


June 02, 2008

Blog of The Month

Hola everyone! :)

One of my favorite free-time activities is blog-walking. I love to visit my friend's blog, my friends' friend's blog, my friends' friend's friend's blog (confused already?). I'm sure you get the idea hehe.

I love to read about their days, their thoughts, their creativities. Most of the time, inspired me to do something, change it or just to create something. After all, in life we are pre-destined to do something - to make a difference in the world. I'm sure a blog is one way to do it.

As you probably noticed, I've put a hit-counter on my blog. To be honest, I'm a little bit surprised to see how many visits I've got for this blog.. It's over 1300! I'm not sure whether that's really what happened, or the hit-counter mis-calculated somehow... but I'm pretty happy. A friend of a friend, which I've been introduced to and met briefly, actually e-mailed me saying that she likes to read my blog and it actually inspired her (you know who you are yaaa.. thanks bgt lho.. I'm very flattered!)

Anyhoo, those kind words from a friend actually gave me encouragement to write more and inspired me to do this 'Blog of The Month' featurette. I want to acknowledge those blogs I've read that entertained me, inspired me and encouraged me :) As the title suggested, I would do this monthly. You are more than welcome to 'refer' me to a certain blog that might be encouraging to you and I will definitely look into it.

So here goes, the first 'Blog of The Month' award goes to...
*drum rolls please*

My very best-friend's blog, 'Crafty Hands' by PangTama.

*applause applause*

I've known her from the first day I arrived in Perth - knew no one, a lil bit scared and intimidated by the fact that I'll be living here alone without my family - but this lovely girl was there and she was one of my first friends in Perth. We lived together for a quite a while, shared hobbies and interests (thank goodness not in guys ya! hahaha) and we've been through a lot. I've seen her grow into a more mature and beautiful *married* woman and it's been an awesome journey being her friend.

Anyhoo, since I first knew her, I've noticed her love for anything crafty and beautiful. She would spend hours looking at Architectural books and admiring them, spend hours playing The Sims to create beautiful 'virtual' home, created something magnificent from scraps - and now, she's beginning to start doing it seriously. Her blog started as a wedding preparation blog called 'Tying-D-Knot' which mainly records her wedding preparations, and some random thoughts in her mind. But as her love for crafts grew, she dedicated her blog more to her crafts now which I totally dig! Check out her blog for some seriously wicked crafts such as beads, clutches, pillow-cases and bags - and yes, she accept orders as well!

She wanted to actually have a proper business involving crafts. She has one at the moment, along side my other beautiful friend, Lisyen. But I'm sure that Fang will actually make it one day - be someone she wants to be and do something that she loves for a living :)

So there you go friends, the Blog of The Month for June. Be sure to visit her blog and leave her encouraging comments. I am hoping to keep this feature every month dilligenty and please please feel free to recommend good blogs to me!

Long weekend is over (what a bummer!) and I'm off to la-la-land now because tomorrow is working-my-ass-off day again. I hope you guys had a great long weekend. I'll be sure to post about mine here in my blog shortly, so stay tuned!

Have a good night everybody! Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite :)

XoXo, Kezia Anastasia


June 01, 2008

If Only by Shahril Nizam

I found this poem written in my lil sis blog - which is still under construction, it's literally blank with nothing in it yet - so I won't give you guys the address until she says she's ready to 'share' her blog with the rest of the world (please let it be soon, dear sis!).

Anyway, this poem is writted by Shahril Nizam, a Malaysian poet, who is relatively quite young. You can read all about him here. My lil sis promised to get me his book in Malaysia because I'm afraid they didn't sell his books here... So, I'm waiting on your promise alrite sisss?? I found this poem VERY romantic and sad at the same time. I think it described that 'agony' and 'desperation' of being in love and wanting to let that someone know about it (or not).

What can I say, I am a hopeless romantic at heart :P

If Only (For Love)

If our hearts were to meet,
Let them fall at my feet,
For I’d gain with good measure,
All my pain for this pleasure –

And I shall embrace,
The grim and the grace;
Our earth and the ether;
The nay and the nether –

Through life’s shifting dunes,
Or time’s passing moons
I’d take this fair journey,
For love and love only. –

(by Shahril Nizam, "If Only", Page 137)

XoXo, Kezia Anastasia