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See ya 2013

Another year is almost over and 2014 is knocking on our doors! Hopefully it can be a year where we all welcome the visitor, who will bring many positive gifts.

For me, 2013 was a kind of a difficult year. Not as traumatic as 2012 was, but it was still hard. I faced a lot of challenges with mental health, lost a friend to suicide, lost my dear grandparents dog and lived in a numb daze a lot of the time. However, I was lucky in that I had my parents there for me and two good noodles friends named Nicole and Claire who put up with my craziness and for some strange reason still wanted to be friends. Siriusly Seriously though, they really helped me in so many ways and inspired to give me hope.

What do I want for 2014? I mainly hope that I can settle and try to find stability. I don’t want to make major plans for the future until I am at a place where I am thinking clearly and can handle all that goes with major decisions (take 2012, where I thought my only option was to start a business). I hope that I will reach out for help and keep striving to get to a good place while also still working on creative projects and sharing love with the people I care about.

Now for some kind of random things. :B

Shopping Day

I had a lot of fun yesterday and spent more money then I had planned (I did say I would TRY… 4_4 ). I brought a whole bundle of really cute items that I plan to resell. I am not sure if I should do it via my blog or create a website for it. What do you think?

The images above show the items I brought. I had to break it into two images, because I did buy so much. Whoops. :0 I adore my Hello Kitty hat, it is just too cute and it is snuggly and warm! 3_3


  • Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
  • That’d be Right by William McInnes
  • The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
  • A Woman Among Warlords (Raising My Voice) by Malalai Joya
  • The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  • Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina
  • For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke
  • How to be a zombie by Serena Valentino :0


  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Schindler’s List
  • ToothFairy
  • The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
  • The Fourth Kind
  • Daybreakers
  • Dorian Gray
  • Whip It
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The Informant!
  • Underbelly: The Golden Mile

I also brought three CDs, A Hello Kitty pillow, Butterfly pillow and big giraffe toy, but didn’t add them into the photo, because I forgot I had them in my room. :B

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

My thoughts on the book I recently read. I haven’t voiced my opinions on a book in a while, so I do apologise that it isn’t that great. If you do not want to be slightly spoiled, please avoid reading more. ^_^

Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding school’s glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel. As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of–and, ultimately, a participant in–their rituals and mores. As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. By the time she’s a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered. – From curtissittenfeld.com

Let the shadows sing

How has life been? let me place it into point form.

  • The mouse is gone (yipee, and I did not kill it!).
  • My Nanna had a bad turn again recently so it has been stressful lately.
  • I have been cleaning the crap out of my room and getting rid of 15 years of junk.
  • I went on a book buying spree, hehe. Those are just awesome.
  • Bubble is running a competition for Halloween.
  • My computer charger died, I still haven’t brought a new one so have been stealing Mums.

I still have so many things on my to-do list. Don’t you just hate when that happens? x|

Just how it rolls

So Austar didn’t turn up on Friday, I was so pissed off! I had to rearrange everything. But they didn’t ring me early to tell me this they waited until 4:30PM. Nice, really nice. They better be coming soon or I am going to really get annoyed! :@

I just brought some more books again, yay! I brought them from Booktopia this time, they had a free shipping deal when you pay with PayPal and spend over $50 AUD.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  3. Dewey by Vicki Myron
  4. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

  5. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  7. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

  8. Are You There God? It’s me Margaret by Judy Blume

Just 8, but good enough to keep me happy for a while. I am running out of book shelf, hmm! o_O

So the singer said

First order of buisness, I am glad that Wes Carr won Australian Idol. I actually searched on iTunes a few days ago to see if his new single was added, and I stumbled onto two albums he already has on iTunes, well hello! When I get some more credit I will download them. :wub:

Things have been going alright. Dad starts his Chemo next week, but leaves on Thursday. He will be gone for a while, but they might be back on Christmas day, I am not sure yet. I have to mind the fought here. It will be nice to have some time to myself, but no doubt it will get a bit lonely. BUT I shall have enough television goodness to fill that void because I have ordered PayTV/Austar for Mum. They are coming here on Friday to put it in, so that is really great! She thought it was her Christmas present, but it’s more of a ‘take some time and relax’ kind of present, because she is doing so much!

I feel another book splunge coming on, uh oh!

For the love of books

I think I got overly excited about the fact I was paid again, because I just brought a shit load of books. I had every intention of buying heaps of them from Amazon but guess what? Like Nathalie mentioned in her comment to my previous post, the postage is not as good as you would assume. Once you hit the last part of the checkout you realise that they are giving postage on an each book basis and it adds up to be a fortune. So I went on back to my favourite Australian store, Seek Books. I accidentally spent a total of $268.80 AUD. But I feel I brought some really wonderful books that make it worth it! ;D In random order: Harry, a History: (The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon) by Melissa Anelli, White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Ttyl by Lauren Myracle, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Aranzi Cute Stuff by Aranzi Aronzo. I am really excited to read a number of these books especially White Tiger. I actually paid the most for it, but I believe it will be worth every dollar!

I have developed some weird cold, I don’t think it will be around for long. Just one of those annoying little things. But I am happy now, with the book love. :nerd:

The soul whispers to the air “breath”

Sometimes things have a way of shocking you. You feel so much is going on, then a huge suprise jumps in and it can really shake things up. On the spirital side of things, it’s really moving quite fast and I feel that I am doing okay. I will be speaking to my new friend again today, so that will be really great. A few days ago I was crying and trying to deal with this whole ‘thing’ but now I am feeling a lot better. I can’t say what it is, because I have to respect peoples privacy.

I have been playing the guitar again! I hadn’t played it in a million trillion years and when friends came over last weekend one tuned it back in, and I was inspired to pick it up and try and remember how to play some old songs. I never really learned a song all the way through, and it has been a while but I think I’m getting the idea of Time Of Your Life by Green Day. We played that in school so many years ago, the first one I ever learned. Sometimes I will just sit with the guitar and randomly strum away while I let words flow from my mouth and just sing, not other peoples songs, but something of my own, perhaps that is flowing deep inside. It really is such a relaxing and amazing thing to do. It makes a weight lift off you. You don’t have to worry about how good or bad your singing is (and I say this as someone who is not a very good singer, and only wishes they could be, haha).

Three books arrived yesterday, I was happy and suprised they arrived so fast. Now I shall just wait for the others. I also will mention briefly that I am working on a new theme for the site. It will probably keep a lot of the basics of this current one, but will have my own images and other improvements that I feel should be added.

For now, that is all. I am feeling a tad hungry. I also apologise for not replying and returning comments. I do have every intention of returning them later today. A naughty Kya I am. :o

Sunsets Wisdom Song

Feeling quite tired at the moment. I plan on having a sleep for a little while, then getting up and doing some spiritual work. I had quite a nice weekend as well. Family came to visit and we laughed and talked and just caught up on everything that had happend.

Dad has his operation on the 23rd of this month, so we will have to stay with him for a few days. He is doing alright, but starting to get a little sick. He doesn’t like to say much but I can tell. He has also lost quite a lot of weight, but even though he may be sick it will actually help with the operation because he is quite a ‘big’ fellow.

I brought books! WOO. I probably spent more then was my intention … but hey you have to be happy and books make me feel very good! In total I spent $244.44 AUD at Seek Books, and saved probably $7 on postage. :nerd: These are the bookies I purchased;

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
  3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  4. Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette & Gabrielle Carey
  5. Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
  6. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  8. The Catcher in Rye by J.D. Salinger
  9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  10. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  11. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
  12. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

I still have heaps of books that I have to read on my shelf, but I love getting new ones. I will no doubt jump strait onto the next books in the Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy Series. I adored the first book and had been hanging out to get the next ones. They are quite an old series, but still a brilliant and very humerous one! :wub:

I shall reply to comments, and return comments probably tomorrow so I can get a number of things finished today, or tonight. My head is getting a little confused because they changed daylight savings time a few weeks early, grr.