Tuesday, 31 July 2012

New fave

When things in life aren't going so well, something that cheers me up is chocolate. I know, terrible right?! In my defence, I haven't had chocolate in aaaaages (like weeks, which is quite a feat for me) so I figure a small packet of m&m's in order to make me feel slightly better is worth it. Anyway, I've just discovered peanut butter m&m's. OH GOLLY. They are actually amazing. I'm very glad they don't come in share size packs!! I urge you to go out and buy a packet to try. They were in the international section of New World supermarket where I live so hopefully you can find some! I noticed they also had pretzel m&m's too! They will be my next adventure I think.

p.s. Please excuse all the cameroid pics.I don't have my camera at the moment so am using the online equivalent instead.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Molly & Me

Had an awesome time eating Thai (Tom Yum yum yum!!), catching up and being silly with cameroid and instagram last night with my lovely friend Molika. Sometimes the best times involve simply being in the presence of friends :)

I have the coolest friends.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

TPOBAW - Quotes

The Perks of being a Wallflower - I can't wait to see this movie or read the book. Some beautiful quotes from it:

And of course, 'we accept the love we think we deserve'. Stephen Chbosky evidently has a brilliant mind.
I love all of these quotes.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Radio - Lana Del Rey

After being introduced to this song at a party on Saturday night, I can't get enough of it. I hadn't jumped on the Lana Del Rey bandwagon just because everyone else was into her and I thought of her as another Adele type (whose songs I am sooooo over on account of hearing them far too much). But no, I much prefer Lana's sound, and this song is amazing!! Have a listen...

ahaha please excuse the very strange (and slightly disturbing) video that some rando made. I'm a bit embarrassed to be sharing it on my blog but unfortunately there is no official video made yet. So avert your eyes and enjoy the sweet noise :)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Ten random truths

1) I've seen the movie Ted twice.
2) I went ice skating last night with my flatmate. He almost fell multiple times. I didn't. yuss.
3) I'm thinking of going to Thailand or Korea this summer.
4) I'm currently reading Catching Fire, book 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy.
5) I'm currently crushing on Tom Hardy. He has copious amounts of swagg.
6) I wonder how important a person has to be before they are considered assassinated rather than murdered?
7) My flatmate let me create his character on Skyrim last night. I made her real dirty with lots of war paint. fun.
8) I watched Life is Beautiful recently. It was beautiful.
9) On Tuesday night I was told something by someone which made me feel good.
10) I bought some new heels recently. Because they are 6-inch, when I wear them I will be 6 foot tall. oosh.

The ones on the left are the ones I bought. Very cool.

Mr Pilger

At uni this year I've come across a few figures that I've come to have massive amounts of respect and admiration for. Jane Austen is one, who I blogged about here, but the newest addition to my list of inspiring figures is John Pilger. Though he has been around for a long time, it is only recently that I've actually read and researched his work. A paper I'm doing this semester uses his book Tell me no lies as its set textbook so I'm learning quite a bit about his career.

As someone studying Journalism, he is the ultimate. His investigative reporting focuses on foreign policy and has covered Cambodia, Australia, East Timor, Palestine, Diego Garcia, the USA and numerous other nations. In a class last semester we watched a snippet of his doco Stealing a Nation about Diego Garcia. It struck a chord with me for some reason and got me interested in his work. Youtube it if you want to see an example of shocking injustice that has slipped by relatively under the radar.

I also like that Pilger uses the quote by George Orwell regarding how censorship in free societies is infinitely more sophisticated and thorough than in dictatorships because "unpopular ideas can be silenced and inconvenient facts kept dark, without any need for an official ban" as inspiration for his work. His dedication to exposing injustices is remarkable and I have the utmost admiration for him. 

I salute you, Mr Pilger

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Our trip to Hamilton

It seems to always be the case that when things seem to be going so well, and life is great, it all comes crashing down. This is the case in my life at the moment. After living a relatively drama-free existence for the majority of my life, I don't really know how to deal with the recent dramas in my life. Thank goodness I have the most amazing best friends who are with me every step of the way. Without these girls I don't know how I'd cope. I'm trying to act normal and be myself but it's hard to keep that up when other people make it difficult. Gaaaaaaah.

Anyho...I got back from an amazing week up in Hamilton recently with my parents and my two best friends. It was great. During the week I went out for many meals, went clubbing with the girls, went for a walk around the lake, went to the Hamilton Gardens, played Squash, watched movies, made dinners, went shopping (and spent far too much $$ as a result..eek) and just had a generally lovely time catching up with my nearest and dearest. Some pics from my trips away...

Love these girlies :) Thanks for a great time 
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