Jun 22, 2011

Indoor Malls FTW

So later today we're finally having a day out! Lately mother, my brother, and I have just been mooching on C's hospitality. Not that I really wanted to go out (as I haven't been feeling too good the past couple of days). We were supposed to go out yesterday, but a house inspector was coming over and no time was set for this, so we had to stay at the house.

I really do love the indoor malls here in the Gold Coast. It's definitely challenging, trying not to get lost and finding yourself walking in one direction for ages. I really feel like a tourist, even though we've been shown around once or twice.

One store I really enjoyed in the second indoor mall we visited is the Asian food store. I know that's pretty lame, but we don't get this kind of food back at home. Our local Asian food store is so mediocre in comparison to the almost-supermarket (which is actually just a small store that's well packed xD).

While we're on the topic of stores though, do any of you feel like you must go into a book store or news agencies? I've always been compelled to visit a news agency when I go out, and the book stores are sort of a new thing now that I'm beginning to enjoy the feel of holding a nicely designed book in my hands. When mom left J and I to wander alone the last time we went shopping, we visited every single news agency and book store we saw (4 NA's and 3 BS's), and always looked at each other before we walked into them like we were having some silent agreement.

Anyway, after we go out tomorrow, we might be going to the cinema to see Pirates of the Caribbean 4. I'm not particularly interested in seeing it, but it's hard to sway mother away from something she sets her mind to. If First Class is viewing at the same time, I'm totally ditching PotC for it. Nie speaks so much of her love for X-Men FC lately that it's really got me itching to watch! D<

Speaking of Nie, the picture above is for her. RyoMina forever ♥♥♥

P.S. I really, really badly want to change my blog layout. AGAIN. What is wrong with me.

Jun 19, 2011

"He never had much sense."

I don't really know why I'm making a post about this fanfic rather than writing a review or journal about my holiday in Queensland. I even just got back from a one-night camp where I had the worst sleep ever because of the cold, and I'm now up at 2AM! However, I do have a decent amount to write about later on what I've been doing during the past week, and I don't have any art porgrams (aside from Paint) to use so I can crop and resize photos (I went absolutely photo crazy over this one plant/tree called 'Black Boys' I saw at the bush/farm we went camping at).

Anyway, here's the summary of the fanfic I wish to share, as well as a link to the fanfic itself:

Everyone's heard of Dedalus Diggle's display of shooting stars in Kent. What most people don't know is why he did it.

It's a very short oneshot that says a lot about Dedalus as a character, instead of that offhand comment McGonagall made during the first chapter of Philosopher's Stone.

'I heard it. Flocks of owls… shooting stars… Well, they're not completely stupid. They were bound to notice something. Shooting stars down in Kent — I'll bet that was Dedalus Diggle. He never had much sense.'

I'm probably a total sap for liking this so much, but it was really well thought out. Dedalus Diggle is just that character you read about once or twice in the actual Harry Potter books and never think twice about.

Jun 5, 2011

PIG SKIN! EW! + More Harry Potter

I must say, I wasn't anticipating a sudden all-nighter for my person. But I'd made plans yesterday and I intended to fill them, even if I had to stay up the rest of the night because of lack of alarm clock. Going to Queensland next week leaves less room to visit dad. While we don't really use our regular visiting schedule anymore, I'm not just gonna leave him hanging like that. Maybe I should find some really nice souvenirs..

Anyway, went to dad's work place in a daze, obviously, from lack of sleep. It was quiet again. To be expected when there's only 2-3 customers a day. It was great though. I spent most of my time reading, trying to finally finish off Order of the Phoenix (on 4th last chapter!). Unfortunately, I did end up falling asleep on one of the round guest seats for like.. 3 hours. It's quite amazing I actually managed to sleep curled up in it, and those chairs are tiny!

Here's some last minute photos I took of dad's friend's progress he made today (he's only learning):

HOLY MOTHER OF G-- + Art Dump 3

Well then, isn't this unexpected? I honestly can't remember where I went wrong here. I just stopped updating one day. Here's a quick rundown on what happened during that time I've been MIA (if I can even remember an appropriate timeline):

-My computer contracted a few nasty viruses (luckily didn't lose anything), so I had to move onto mom's computer for month or so.
-Spent that time reading a shitload of Harry Potter fanfiction. Trust me. I can spend days just reading fics.
-Chari gets into a cat fight and loses part of her tail. We had to take her to the vet to mend up the bone that sticking out D'x
-Mom FINALLY came home from her loooooong trip, so I moved back onto my own computer that D was kind enough to fix up to the best of his abilities.
-Lately mother's been talking about going back over to Queensland for another trip. And this time I'm going with her, as well as maybe J.

That's.. actually a much shorter list than what I had in mind. It was a long few months, after all, and I didn't just screw around during that time xD; (Or I did..)

Anyway! Yes, I'm going to Queensland for a trip! How exciting! We'll be leaving on the 11th, and I'll be there for around 2 weeks. Mom might be staying there longer again =3=);; -I'm ecstatic, definitely. This will be the first time in 14 years I've been outside of Tasmania. FOR SHAME. I'll be sure to take plenty of photos and buy heaps of junk while I'm there. Though it's still Australia, so I don't know what to expect.

I guess I'll conclude this.. "diary" portion of the entry and move onto art stuffs now! ^u^)d