Saturday, September 19, 2009

Japan: Counting down to my departure


Yummy!!!! Look at that pic!!!! Ramen Ramen Ramen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay enough of the food pic.

There is only 3 days to my departure to Japan.
I am going to depart from Sydney on Wednesday by SQ (yeap, A380 mumbo jumbo jet here I COME!)
Then transit in Singapore, continuing flight to Japan-Narita Airport (with another A380).

What makes me happy is that I will be watching movies non-stop for 15 hours. HA HA HA
I can catch up all those movies that I have missed in my entire life!

Seriously, movie tickets in Sydney cost $14.00.
I remember when I was a kid, it only cost around $5.00 lol

I haven't packed my luggage yet, haven't taken my photos for future documents, OMG, I am so not ready!!!!!

I will keep you all updated.

In the meantime: I am having farewell every single day of my life, it is IN.SANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Week 8: Beginning





(This pic here of a woman! This is what I think of a woman: nice bust, nice skin, and not afraid to show it off- as long as she doesn't sell her body!)

Oh my Gosh, it's been 3 weeks of non-blogging.
Obviously, I was stressing out, freaking out, chasing out my academic adviser to approve my credit points (such a waste of energy coz I ended up not submitting the credit points) haha

So, I'm just going to update you on my life. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START.
  1. On my student exchange to Japan:

-After gruelling, intense brain-quenchers of over worrying and stressing out (which caused my hair loss) , I have finally received the certificate!!! This small tiny 1 mm thick not even 1 mm.. probably 0.5 mm paper made me an insomniac in just a few weeks. DAMN. But I received it and REJOICED!! HALELUJAH JESUS. :P

2. On my preparation to Japan

-Currently, just exchanging the currencies from AUD$ to YEN, but damn, Yen is stronger, at one point it was 73 yen.

SUX but today it is better 78 Yen. LOL So, we exchanged it straightaway. It used to be like 94 yen for 1 AUD dollar... so if we exchanged 1000 dollars AUD, we could've gotten 94 000 yen. But now.. oh well.. just make do with it. hehe


Then I also got a new notebook, thanks Mom LOL It's not that light, 2.7 kg, 3 cellS battery oh sucks. But, I prefer my eyes not to go blind thank you! It's Sony Vaio NW15 yeahh.. got a free upgrade to 4gb RAM and a free bag.

3. On farewells

-I only had one farewell up to this moment from my TAFE, we ate in Wagaya. har - har -har

I said in the class that 'we are going to Wagaya' cos the group that I am in known as the Baka-Gumi (a.k.a. Stupid Group), have not been to Wagaya Restaurant before.

Then they said 'Oh, I have not been there, I've always wanted to go there but we have to book'.

And I calmly said 'Not to worry, I have booked the restaurant'. And they are all ecstatic!

Little did they know that I have many restaurant numbers in my handphone from top-notch to down little resto har-har-har. LOL

Address: 1/78 Harbour St Haymarket NSW 2000

Booking via SMS: +61 416 200 223 / Booking via phone: + 61 (2) 9212 6068.

4. On Animania Festival 2009- Sydney 5th September 2009

So on the 5th of September, I went to an Anime annual event.

I met my childhood idol (Sailormoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) (pic above)

I went there with my friend whom I won't be mentioning his name. (pic above) lol But I will only upload his pics. LOL
Oh I wore that Cat headband thing, it cost like $25.00 but compare to others without ribbons and stuff, it kinda worth it. Still.. expensive.


Me and him were supporting our friend who participates in this festival every year!

(pic above) She's so talented, she did all the sewing, designing all by herself!! She's gorgeous too! As in, pretty cute HO HO HO

We queued for 1 hour on a sunny day, no shade NOTHING!! BOOOORINGGGG....... LOL

Inside, it was not as big as I thought since I thought the queue was long, surely this place is like.. heaps cool.

Well, it was COOL, but I wished for more vendors. I bought 3 badges for the price of $5.00, cute! I got one that has 'OTAKU BABE' on it. hahaha And I pinned it on my bag. LOL

There were sections divided in the area such as Karaoke, Main Stage, Video Games, Stalls, Games etc.

But one that caught my eye in particular is the Karaoke room. I thought I was bad enough, BUT apparently, there are many people out there who are far worse than me. LOL

I said to my friend 'When I want entertainment, I come here'. hahaha and we just laughed it off.

You know, not to be mean, but, it is there for ENTERTAINMENT.

I am sure they had fun too laughing as well cos they did laugh at themselves hahahaha.

The entry ticket price is $35.00 I mean it's ridiculous, I mean for that price at least we should get a free bottle of water. Y'know or like free coupon for an exchange of one tiny keyring of Animania 2009. SO STINGY!

But anyway, I had fun !

Even though I didn't get to stay at the very end cos I had to chase up my teacher and return his skateboard!!!!

So, enough about what happened during the weekend and I apologize for all the late entries, I don't even know who is reading my blog.

It's not that interesting I think hahahaha but Who cares. hahaha

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Week 5: Beginning + Updates

A week has passed, and now is Week 5!!!!! (Btw, that pic above is a coconut.. freaky I know) haha

Holy Moly, can't believe we're going into Spring!! You can totally feel the warm weather which feels so nice, and winter feels so short... this is the best ever!

I have never liked winter that much, and I love Fall and Spring season the best, Summer is just ridiculous cause here in Sydney, it can reach more than 35 degrees. LOL

Anyway, what have I been doing in the past week?




  • Firstly, Last Wednesday I went back to TKD under the new coach (Master Hong) in my university. This is his picture above. He may look gnarly, but he is very attentive to his students and very friendly and discipline (This is what I like about TKD instructors...)

I believe those who learn under Master Hong will gain many benefits coz he is very much focussed on speed and stamina.

If you are interested in doing Taekwondo with him, visit his webpage: http://www.hongstkd.com.au/

  • Secondly, I have just started skateboarding at the age of 22!! HA HA HA. Well, this is my 2nd time putting my feet on a skateboard. I once did when I was 11 years old, using someone's skateboard without his consent. LOLLL *i was naughty*.
My tutor also gave me his old board (pic above)... On the board it says 'Rodney Mullen'. The guy who was his inspiration in starting skateboarding.

And this photo below was taken on my parking lot inside my apartment building (which is my training ground- it's dirty, hot and smelly), you can see the cement there and I fell down twice it's not funny coz it hurts! And I wasn't even wearing a helmet.


I had to master the Tic-Tac (one of the fundamentals of skateboarding, some said it's the basic trick).

WHY DO I HAVE TO MASTER IT? Because it's a freaking HomeWork from my mentor who was sponsored by General Pants but I don't think he's sponsored anymore so right now he is just mucking around coz of an accident 4 years ago. Does anyone here skateboard as well?


Well, I believe he is good and I think he's a good teacher. He showed me how he does all skateboarding basics and shared me his story of how he met his wife. Oh one more thing, once he jumped down 11 stairs. CRAZY! And also ollied more than 1 meter high, well I don't know if it's true or not... but I think he is capable of doing all that! If not, he wouldn't be my mentor HAHAHA

So on Saturday, after practicing for about 1 hour of standing, a bit of pushing, steering, rolling down a lil bit of hill, I did not even fall down.

He was kind of amazed that I didn't fall down on my first try of skateboarding coz all of his former students did fall down. hahaha

He just said that 'you have a really good centre of balance'.

Maybe it's due to TAEKWONDO!!!!!!!!! '


We skated in front of the Law building in my university and practically I was happy that no security guards are chasing us out. LOL

The weird thing is, I started out with not falling down but today when I was practicing on my parking lot (alone), I fell down badly. hahahahaha I made a fool of myself and laid there on the floor for like 30 seconds and screaming my head off. ARGH!!!!!!!!! I gotta become better before this Saturday!!


  • 3rd update: My certificate of egibility for the Japan student visa has not arrived yet. And my flight is on the 21st of September. I do not know why or what is going on!!!!!!

Man.... whatever happens, happens, I trust in GOD!!!!!!! If this is what He wants me to go through, I will go through it without fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But, I have booked a Tsukiji Fish Market tour for about Yen 7500 or around 75 USD. Well, I don't mind going there at 4 am in the morning coz I love travelling and exploring. I have emailed our guide Mr. Naoto Nakamura and booked for me and my mom!!!

If you guys want to go to Japan and go on a tour, I think it's good to go with a local who knows inside out and not too very touristy.

This is his website: http://homepage3.nifty.com/tokyoworks/TsukijiTour/TsukijiTourEng.htm


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Week 4 Beginning

Oh don't you love that picture???
It's Sirloin Steak with Portuguese Sauce, ate it in MeatWineNco in Darling Harbour.
I love food so much I can't resist to post a photo here.

By the way, I went to a BBQ party last Saturday held by my good friend who is going to Keio Daigaku.
He's leaving at the end of August while I'm leaving at the end of September coz his course starts sooner than mine!

I can't believe I arrived late!!
I waited at the bus stop almost for an hour, and along with the trip to his house, it totalled to 2 hours...
His house is so far, but I can't imagine how he gets to uni like that everyday!!!
He's a man of dedication I tell you! hahahaha

And, during the party thing, when I arrived, 10 mins later, people left.
I didn't get to know all of them which sucked coz I spotted a handsome Aussie boy. HAHAHHAHAA
i THInk he's taken.. oh well.. haha

But I get to feed this cute boy... haha.. his name is Benny.. and no.. Benny is not a human.. it's a DOG. hahaha
He'd just stare at you with his puppy eyes begging for food.. *awwww* so cute kawaiiiiiii.....

And apart from Benny, I got to meet lotsa Nihonjin otoko no hito to onna no hito.
They're very nice to everyone.

So this new week, I already have so many plans to do. Especially starting on Monday!!! OMG.!!
Everything must be done in perfect plan.

I hope God helps me with all the preparation to Japan.
I just hope, really hope that everything with my Certificate, my flight booking will go smoothly.

I sincerely pray that you guys out there pray for me too.

--------intermezzo-------
I am waiting for my friend from Italy and Vietnam to come visit me.
I CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE.
I NEED TO HAVE FUN WITH THEM.

They left me long enough haha.....

You know, in this life, there are many things that drag you down so you must strive to be strong.

People come and go, friends stab you therefore they also do come and go, lovers may cheat on you, people die too, but one thing you gotta remember, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.

Because I believe I have known the truth.. God LIVES and always stands by you. :D :D :D :D

------- More news------

Today, as I was shopping and eating out in Myers in the city, my friend called me.
I forgot that I promised him about shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG, why am I such an airhead!!!!

I promised him to go swimming as well....!!
I will definitely keep my promise on this one. hahaha

Friday, January 23, 2009

Swimming and Lighty-Lipgloss

One of my hobbies has turned my hair really2x DRY.. and I DONT LIKE IT!!!
I Red heartswimming so much especially it's summer time now... the cool water rushes down beside your neck and the entire body feels very refreshing!

But the damn chlorine damages your hair and your skiN!

Like me today, before I jumped into the pool I smelled like the divine-gorgeous-diva... surrounded by the fresh air of citrus fruits...
Like this (check below)

Btw, this is the first time I use this treatment. It smells like mayonnaise with vinegar mixed together... hahaha!!!

So..... HOPEFULLY, my hair is restored to its original form, structure and amazingness (is that a word or wat?) hahahaha :D

And.. the results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- My sis just got home and told me 'where's that smell comin from? it stinkz'
And she was sniffing around till her doggy-sensitive-nose sniffin my hair .. and she pointed out that IT'S MY HAIR!!!!!!
Gosh I'll never buy that Placenta thing anymore!! Placenta better just stays as placentas in animals.. I'll never put another one on my hair..!!!
After that, my sis went dizzy and grabbed her hand lotion and sniffed it to balance the atmosphere in her nose .... T_T

Anyways, as always, I'm always up to find some weird looking cosmetic, I went to Priceline and found this really funny looking lip gloss by Manicare called Glamlips and the title is 'Cosmic Girl'.

Here is the pic:
Basically, it has small lamps inside the applicator.. so when u go clubbing u can apply in the darkest room ever and shine onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn... like this ---
BAHAHHAA.. hope that doesn't scare anyone.
Trust me, that is one strong light from a lip gloss applicator.. pretty groovy ey? hahahahaha

Mind you, NEVER EVER wear this lip gloss in forests or jungles or watever, you don't want to get any attention from nearby animals just because of the 'Lighty-Lipgloss' XD.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Shopping ~~!!

Wat a tiring day !!
Today I woke up really early.. let's see... 8.30 AM !! haha
I should congratulate myself for waking up that early.

It turned out that my house's alarm went off OMG that scares me!
They said that somebody must've cut the cable of the siren (worst case scenario) or the siren is faulty.

After getting ready for almost 1 hour, yea i know it takes a while, I'm a girl! LOL
I went there and checked out the whole house (prior to that I was praying non-stop on the bus till I got there.. you know.. to make sure no one broke into the house! haha).

And, nothing went wrong.
No one broke into.. nothing... exactly.. that is a mystery.. NOTHING!!!!!

Anyway, I called them... and... they sent out a technician.
When I opened the door.. a really cute young technician.. which I learned his name later on which turned out to be Hussein.. (bahaha.. i know ... ) He's really cute.. too bad he's short *cry sob sob sob*.

aND.. finally, we knew what went wrong, the siren was faulty.
So *phew!!*

I think the house really needs its owner to take care of it, but I live in the city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's like 40 mins away by bus! So inconvenient. T_T

Anyways, after checking out the house, did this, did that... I went back to the city and MISSED OUT THE BUS just when I stepped outside my house.

You know what.. it's so annoying when you live in the suburbs.
The bus only arrives once every 30 minutes!
So... I went back to my house and decided that i'll wait for the next one.
Since I know the next one will be fully AIR-CON!!!

Turns out.. I WAS WRONG.. GEES.... *Sobbing*
It was the NATURAL AIR-CON bus!!!!! OH MAN!!

Anyways, since I'm now going back to the city, I decided to go to Priceline, my favourite beauty parlour.

So, I got myself some Neutrogena care.
1. Makeup Remover Cleansing Towettes, 25 sheets!! AUD$7.99
I tried this straightaway after I got home.

Thinking "This might not be awesome, it's only a face wipe, oh.. it says it can remove waterproof mascara.. BULLSH*T"
AGAIN.. .
I WAS WRONG!
Geeze, all my predictions all went wrong~~~~ This is really good. GOOD PRODUCT.
I mean, it removes all the dirt on my face, removes all my foundation which I applied earlier.
Removes all concealer and leaving my face really moist.
Since my face is really dry (Actually these past 3 days it's been really dry, I over applied this acne treatment from Dr's Secret for skin regeneration causing my skin to over-regenerate as in.. non-stop skin peel!!!!!!!)

So as you all know, that means my skin is really-really-really-dry!!
And, the moist from the wipe did my face all good, it doesn't break out my face. And my face absorbs it really well!
You can imagine a vacuum here. *slurrrrp* LOL
So I am very pleased!

Secondly,
I bought the Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub for the price of AUD$12.39I haven't tried this, but I'm going to try it out tonight.
It has pretty blue scrubs inside and the jelly is bluish in colour so it's really pretty.
It says "...sweeping away dead skin cells (which I have tonnes of!)"

Hopefully, it will peel off those annoying dead skin cells... T_T
Plus, you know about those obsession from peeling away your dead skin when you see them?
Well, I'm one of those people, I can't stop my hands from peeling my dry skin on my face!!
And it hurts!!!! *ouch*

Anyways, thanks for reading and I'll tell you the result from the foaming scrub rightaway!!!


14th of January 2009


Well...
After a lot of swimming (1 hour) and plenty of talking with my friend.
I went out to Priceline.. yes.. that beauty shop which has less beauty products than Sasa or Watsons.
What was I doing there?
The usual stuff, browsing through products that might help encounter my naughty skin and helping it to feel better.
So, I went there and spotted Olay Regenerist Night which had tons of good reviews from www.makeupalley.com
Price: $29.95
Weird thing is that it's PURPLE. It might suggests it has additional coloring but since it's my fav colour, I'll just deal with it and pretend it's white instead. hahahaOpen-mouthed

It's 50 grams and it's 29.95$AUD. I hope it will work well on me!

This is the 2nd product that I bought, Rimmel Nailpolish. It caught my attention because of one thing!! It's cheap! hahahahahahahah

Price? only $5.95.!!!! I know it's not the cheapest, you can actually buy those ones that are $2.00 with weird brand names.

But as a drug store brand and I was persuaded enough by Kate Moss's image (she's the face of Rimmel) and so I decided to try it.

This color is called '238 Forest'. I've tried it on my index finger and I think it's quite pretty.

But I don't suggest anyone to go wearing it to work. Going to uni is okay, since I'm a uni student. hahahahaha

SO use your time well, MELLON!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Back to Training!

... OMG.........
It's back...
The day .. the day that it must come back...
Back from binge-eating, back from too-superlicious-delicious-nonstop-holiday...
It's time to freakin exercise!!!!
O....M....G....
Should i skip the running part again? hahahahaha
LOL
Ok Mellissa, no matter what, you must try lose weight to 80 kg!!!!!!
JIAYOU! JIAYOU JIAYOU JIAYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRESS ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The beautiful Mellon is unstoppable....
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
omg.. Am I going berserk????????????????????????????????
Btw, I'm in with swimming, so if anyone of u wants to go swimming.. CONTACT ME!!!! MESSAGE ME!!! PM ME!!!
hahahahahaha