Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scared...


Have you ever known someone for several years, say, almost 5-6 years, almost rarely in contact with you, only met twice-three times REAL LIFE and rarely talks to you on the phone.
they know your phone number and actually STALKED YOU and TRIED to contact you non-stop!!

It is not that I am the one who is weird.
You know I just came back from my beloved Red Sun country, it is normal to ask like "how are you, are you okay"

But not like "Hey, oh youre back in Sydney, you want to come to this seminar, it teaches you about life..."

Then called you, smsed you, called you, smsed you...
I said to em "I am doing fine for my life course, what I need right now is catching up with my friends in Sydney, if we're doing catching up then it's cool cos i havent seen you for like years".

Then this person denied catching up with me instead more excited if I could go to the place that was being talked about on the phone.

Seriously I am deadly scared because this person knows where I live, my phone number, my other networking stuff...

I just don't want ...... to show up in front of my door and grab me / kidnap me, OK im being paranoid, but whatever, I had an almost similar experience back in Indonesia.

A caller called the wrong number but he fell deeply for my voice and called me every night when I was in my home country. I know how it felt to be stalked around.... this is freaking me out...

Neway, Im going back to Japan soon.
I hope TOKyo is alright now and I miss my housemates, dunno how they are doing. ...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

1 week ahead


Sydney... Sydney... Sydney...
SYDNEY .............
I am already back in Sydney!!!!! Had a reunion with my high school friends and boy I was surprised to see 2 other peeps who I haven't seen for a few years......

Update about me:
To be honest, I am currently happy because Japan is recovering FAST but I guess the trauma by my fellow Japanese will stay forever in their memory.
WHy?
ME too, I had severe nightmares but I believe we all will progress to a better state, my nightmares lessened and just want to enjoy my life here in Sydney for a bit.

Since my arrival on Tuesday, I had a decent reunion and spent lots of time with my family. My sis, my Mom and me went round to few restaurants in Sydney and just had the best days.

The atmosphere in Sydney is FAR lighter than in Japan... Japan's atmosphere is heavy because of some reasons, that's just one thing you have to experience. *NB: not because of the natural disaster thing*.

Sydney walkers are just so free, to the point where I have to say, every one treats everybody else as if their own family a bit TOO much.
You know, in eastern culture, we are so much cultivated to RESPECT and BEHAVE so much. (manners)
I feel this is another thing I have to deal with: reverse culture shock.

But apart from that, I am just lucky to be here, everyone needs to be at a crossroad at one point and CHOOSE.

With the things I experienced up till this moment, I know that God is greater than anything.
Humans can PLAN whatever THING they want to plan, but no one knows what GOD plans for us.
in the end, people will say "God is unfair, He killed 3000+ people in this tsunami thing etc"
I know how it feels, life is unfair afterall...

Because of this, I lost what I have rooted in Japan, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H..I.N.G...
But, when I see the bigger picture, this disaster helps us to be more HUMAN.
Solidarity, Understanding, Tolerance, Giving without Return....

THey are things that you can never buy with money.

So, in Sydney, I just miss people who I had lots of time with, can't wait to see them.
In the meanwhile, I figure it is pointless to be in touch with someone who doesn't want to keep in touch with you.........
I got to let it go...
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Japan, I pray you to recover FAST and be humble. You are a nation of intellect and care about details SO MUCH to the point of not being OPEN.
Not many people will understand you but do not let misunderstanding gets in our ways...
Talk and being open helps but that's my culture not yours and I understand....
Find a way so that other people not always trying to understand you, because that's selfish.

These are personal opinions, people have their own thoughts...
Love
Sasa

PS: i miss Japan

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Running Away Temporarily away from Japan- Nuclear (acid rain)

Currently, already 9 people who have been affected by radiation.
The govt said they're unsure whether it's already leaking or just a fear of leaking (WHAT DA)

But of course they are trying to cover things up so that we don't panic.

My friends in Sydney asked me to go back and my family persuaded me as well.
I feel reluctant to go back but I can't help making them worried.

The friends I will leave temporarily have each other, I will cook them food during the blackouts in Tokyo that starts from Monday because we are lacking power.
They said they'll turn the electricity off for every 3 hours.

I don't want them to feel hunger and I don't want them to feel cold because everything in the supermarkets are sold out.

Good thing I am a stock up person LOL I stock up a lot of food (instant food).
So I will make them something before I leave on Monday.

My flight's been booked, it's moved from the 8th of April to tomorrow.

All I need right now is to pay a month's advance rent.
Mail my teachers.
Book Airport Limousine to Narita.

That's it...... oh gosh....T_T

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Escaping the Earthquake Tremor in Tokyo

Just a little update about the 8.8 Magnitude earthquake that occurred on the Friday of the 11th.

The first sign was actually in the morning when I began my final test \in my Japanese school in Shibuya.

Then it went for a long time then it stopped.

2nd time (the big one!!) happened when I was in the subway on my way to the hospital @ Shimurasakaue.

It was real big and all these obaachan started panicking, one of them tried to talk to me but since she was panicking I just went quiet. There's no use to panic in this time.

The train driver informed us to go to the street level and all the handphone signals were down.
Not only softbank BUT ALL. I couldn't contact call anyone.

I saw the trees swayed, and I just went dizzy.

Oh by the way, when I am typing this, I am actually in the middle of a 3 magnitude scale earthquake. *phew*

The building which I live in has so many cracks and a big CRACK behind the building.
There were cracks on the walls of the stairs................
The gas was off automatically but thanks to Yaya and Tantan and Hoshino, we all managed to get hot water. WOOHOO

THe funny thing was that, I believe God lead me to RYOGOku, my iphone was dead and I almost had no idea where I was.

Somehow, I was given signs when I was in Shimurasakaue (which I dont know where it is) about the buses that I shud board. I and the others were blessed enough to get on board the bus while many passengers couldn't even get on board.

Eventually my phone DIED in Asakusa Kaminarimon (Asakusa senso-ji temple).
I went there with my friends during New Year.
But i m bad with directions... I was so confused, but I looked at map directions and follow the little voice inside my heart....

I could not stop praising God for leading me the way to the bus transfers, standing in the bus almost for 4 hours.
The traffic was crazy.

Out of all, I was given the opportunity to circle around our little Tokyo. Because with trains, You don't usually get to see the little streets in Tokyo hehehehe
So I was enjoying it. LOL

My feet were killing me actually!!! I was kind of wearing a 2-3 cm heels. not that high but if you stand for 4 hours following the bus' breaks etc, they will get swollen.

When I arrived in Oakhouse, my friends greeted me and hugged me because they were so worried about me.

I was the 2nd last one to arrive in Oakhouse because everybody was ready with their packed bags LOL

I was looking so pretty with my lovely eyeshadow and a cute smile and because of this earthquake, I had to erase them all LOL.
My friends outside Japan called me and texted me non-stop and given me prayers... maybe like 40 of them.
They care so much about people in Japan, but specifically about me.
I guess the impression I made on them lasted forever in their mind. hahahahaha
I know, I am a good girl, unlucky for those who wanted to separate from me.....................
But my arms will still open though for those who hurt me. This is just who I am.

I also heard that many couples got divorced during disasters like this. See? Love alone won't last if you have problems.
Love + commitment = lasting.

hahahaha

Anyway, back to earthquake, I was not able to talk to my family and my friends in Tokyo especially, but thanks to Viber... an application for IPHONE, made communication available even if you are overseas.

I called my Tokyo friends to check if they're alright.

But one person remained in my mind until now.
I wonder if he is okay...............................................................................
I wonder if his family is alright................................................................
I hope when I see him, I can still see his smile........................................
I hope God protects him and his family because I don't even know where he is right now.......

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Amazing thing, my room was actually pretty alright, only my makeup stash that were on the floor. hahahahaha

I know, awesome ey?

But my neighbour's room, it really looks like a 8.8 magnitude wreck of a room LOL
When he saw my room he said "yours look like it's been hit with a 3, but mine is like the real 8" hahahahaha

So I said "hahaha yea it's just that there is a guardian angel, guarding my room" LOL

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Another news.... my dad requested me to come back to Sydney for good.

The End.
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Love
SASA
XOXO

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sigma Beauty Brushes

SIGMA.. SIGMA... SIGMA... SIGMA...
SWEET... SWEET....SMOOTH BRUSHES!!!!!
What do you think this is? Well just like what the title says, they are brushes!!!!
No, not to paint the wall but they are make up brushes!!!

Bought them online because I need a good set of brush, after a lot of browsing and researching which brushes have the best quality (well.....) I decide to give Sigma brushes a go.

You can find them on www.sigmabeauty.com and they ship worldwide!!!
They came like around 2 weeks after my order!!!

With this type I had tremendous difficulty on which colour to pick!!
OMG, they are gorgeous because they also came in black, in purple, in coral (like the one I purchased) and Aqua!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(you also see here, the oval shaped box is also embossed with their brand "sigma makeup).

I wanted all colours but yeah tight on money LOL I only splurge when I have achieved something. Anyways, the bristles are so smooth, easy to use and with the package also came with all the description of each brush.

And you don't have to FREAK OUT, which brush does what because for each of them is engraved as to what they serve for!!!

For this set there's like 12 brushes and what intrigues me the most is that you can bring them ANYWHERE you wanna go because it is packed into this one big clipped tube.

Then you can separate your brushes like I do here (see picture).
It is just so convenient!!! Pretty, girlish and I separate my big brushes and my medium-small brushes to 2 separate parts.

So easy to use, easy to place anywhere and doesn't take much room and it is just worth it for a price where if you buy MAC brushes will cost you like hundreds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So check out their website!! Yeay!

Love
Sasa
XOXO

PS: I will update a bit on my life!!
Well, this week I'll be having my final exam on wed, thurs and Friday and on Sunday I'm gonna have my TOEIC test.

What is it with all these qualifications test in Japan? They're strict and sometimes too much concentrated about the brain - brain - brain, maybe that's why the people have poor human relationship skills...

It is a good thing to be a book-smart, but to survive and be happier, you gotta be emotionally-smart as well!! If not you'll end up ALONE!!
HAHA

Peace out.. smoochessssssss mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh