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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Everybody's Free

Yes, I know...I blogged just yesterday! I am feeling kinda blue though and I have this strong urge to puke. In an attempt to subdue both of these, I have been blasting music on my beloved LG (I likes it a lot!!)

But yeah, as I was listening to a few of my CD's, I realized as to how profound some of the lyrics can be, especially when you're feeling down. Nothing like the boybands to get you swooning and thinking about Kimi and nothing like Abba to make you revitalize your hatred for Fernando. But yeah, songs are a powerful medium and I particularly like the lyrics of Baz Luhrmann's Everybody's Free (To wear sunscreen). So here I share with you the lyrics of a favourite of mine...

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97, Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…

What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own...

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

(Brother and sister together we'll make it through. Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there I know you've been hurting, and I know I've been waiting to be there for you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can. Everybody's free.)

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…

(Brother and sister together we'll make it through. Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there I know you've been hurting, and I know I've been waiting to be there for you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can. Everybody's free.)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Hello all!

Its been around 2 weeks since I last blogged and although nothing much has happened in that time, this blog is just to keep you informed of all the "exciting" things I've been up to.

So yeah...starting off with today...Today is a shitty day! Actually, it isn't really...its just that for the past two weeks I have been alone at home most mornings and I find that I don't take this very well. I end up brooding coz everyone is at uni having a "fun" time and I'm at home all by myself. Anyways, yes, to stem the brewing anger and thoughts of self-pity, I have taken up cross-stitch. I shall shoot anyone who calls me a granny, so don't even dare! Some people like sky-diving...I just happen to enjoy cross-stitch!

So yeah, that's the first development since the last time I blogged. Secondly, I am now officially "old". I turned 22 last Friday and never before have I been so apprehensive about an upcoming birthday. I usually welcome them with open arms, but this year was different. I think now birthdays to me signify THAT time of the year when you sit down and re-evaluate your life...what you have achieved and what you THOUGHT you would achieve a year ago. As if we didn't have New Year's eve to do that! I did the big mistake of doing an evaluation this year and god! didn't it dampen MY spirits!! Thankfully, I have friends like Leenz who are around to knock sense into me and uplift my moods and I must say I got really nice prezzies this year (although I explicitly said I didn't want any presents, I wasn't complaining when I received them! I was positively ecstatic actually!)...and the fact that PJ called to wish me was like an early Christmas for me! That girl usually never remembers dammit...I was quite impressed! :D

Thirdly, well, I've started my Master's degree. I have become so demoralized at not finding a job that I am finding it difficult to be bothered applying anymore. And yet, I know I should. Anyways, yeah...to keep my sanity, I have started my Masters. I have my first assignment due on the coming Monday and it has me traumatised. I don't know how to start on it...And yes, I have tried. Think I'm going to be up for a very long time tonight. Also, I think while doing my UG degree, I'd forgotten how to spend my leisure time...Now I consider any free time I have to be unproductive and it freaks me out...At the same time though, I know that I don't want to delve into anything else too quickly...I need a break *drifting visions of my Melbourne weekend*

Fourthly...I got myself new red shoes and a very aesthetically pleasing LG stereo system. Both were spotted by Leenz and I absolutely lurve them (although the damn shoes had me limping, I really likes them...when has beauty ever come cheap??!!). As I said before, I've been feeling really crappy today and so I thought of the perfect way to cheer myself up...I have avoided doing my assignment and am blasting my eardrums with Oasis on my new LG...Ah...bliss! Besides all that I've been preparing for my theory driving test and my IELTS English test. I am a bit nervous *uncontrollable twitching* for the latter coz its been a while since I last wrote essays and read comprehension passages and to be quite honest, my vocabulary has changed dramatically since I was in high school...So yeah, I'm afraid...*sigh* Bring it on, I say!

And lastly...People...be shocked...be very, very shocked but I have stale news for you...I am in lurve with Kimi Raikkonen. I don't even know how that came about...but god! I am in lurve!! I have been googling the boy like there is no tomorrow and I have 142 pics of him on my desktop...Yeah, I have a new obsession now...I think the boy is damn sexy and the fact that he might soon be a Ferrari driver is just a bonus. Come on Kimi...join us, damn you! I have to clarify something though...just because Kimi is making me feel like a 13 year old all over again doesn't mean that I've ditched Michael. Who says you can't love two men at once? I am still a Ferrarista through and through but I do appreciate a good lookin catch when I find one. Anyways, thats about it for my update people. Nothing exciting really, but yeah...I just needed a way to kill time today.

Arrivederci! And as my ex-classmate would say...May the force be with you!