Diary: Staying Cool


It is so stinking hot! Like ridiculous at 40 degrees, I am born in the Summer but as the years have passed I have grown to enjoy cooler and Autumn weather much more. The weather in either New Zealand or England is more favourable for me to handle. It is especially annoying when my uniform is of that stiff fabric that you can’t breathe in and being at the front desk of a hotel, I have to wear bloody stockings too! Eww…

This week’sΒ 5 likes;

  • Got a facial and shoulder massage on my previous days off
  • Disneyland on Minecraft brings back wonderful memories of it in reality
  • I got 3 editted pics being done by amazing artists
  • My other half in England said he would happily take me to Pemberley/Lyme Park anddd watch Cursed Child πŸ˜€
  • My sister’s engagement party this weekend

– Lu

Diary: Fabulous Weekend


As the weekend has officially clocked over and we are into a brand new week leading up to the Christmas weekend I can happily say the past two that just finished were amazing! Being in the hotel industry, I hardly get both Saturday and Sunday off but this time I did and both days were amazing!

This week’sΒ 5 likes;

  • Christmas dinner with my high school friends on Saturday night ❀
  • Got to finally meet the newest member of my familyΒ Aria and catch up with her mum, my cousin Marion
  • Rogue One tonight with mum in gold class, EPIC MOVIE!!
  • Writing up a new Alice in Wonderland adaptation, sketching out a map too (haven’t done that in years)
  • Got a new edit by Snow-chan earlier this week and will be getting a cartoon headshot of my SL avi by Nylon Pinkney πŸ˜€

I had some vents during the week but they all simmered down as I ended up shrugging it off and going meh. Karma is karma and sometimes you shouldn’t make mountains out of mole hills.

– Lu

Mood: Empathic


Normally this post between gifs and fashion tiles is a continuating of Ame Hayato’s Chronicles or a diary that includes my weekly 5 likes but tonight I would simply like to express my concern and sympathy for my friends in the United States. My family from the Philippines living there, my Transgender bestie, my Afro-American roleplaying girl friend and my fellow SL fashion blogging Latina. I and the rest of the world are just as scared and behind you, it will be better!

Like your current President said in one of his final speeches “The sun will rise tomorrow” and it will continue to do so for the next four years, even with a Republican president, Senate and Congress you are a sturdy people and will persevere. If it feels like it is going down the drain I have a spare room at my house here down under that you are welcome to live in πŸ˜› ❀

– Lu

Diary: The Daily Grind


I been back home from Hawaii for the past 9 days and also returned to work two days after I landed. My regular guests were happy to see me and asked of stories while in Oahu, happy to say that during the first week back I did not have any post-holiday blues more like a refreshed mind and ready to tackle work. I was surely missed by all of my Front desk team and it was amazing to see them all again.

I also experienced jury duty, that was interesting to say the least but I wasn’t selected so didn’t have to inform work I’d be missing out on shifts which leads to my return to work tomorrow with a stretch of 7 days, blah! I caught up in all my shopping on Second Life and Legion has been amazing, my warlock got her Scepter of Sargaras as you probably read in the short story I posted recently of her.

This week’sΒ 5 likes;

  • My two, new Donut pillow cases from Adair
  • The latest collection made by Kitten D’amour: Girl Friday
  • My international group of friends- Mei, Katie, Aria, Rose, Elie and Mez
  • Cleaning out my clothes and organising my closet better
  • Work antics while on shift with my Front office

I also got two vices to quickly jot down in my diary, Insta-Fakes– People who post pictures to make it look like their life is amazing and so well versed when really they at home and do nothing and Fave-baits– In particular on my SL flickr when girls especially post pictures that aren’t appealing just to get a damn favourite usually is some sexual theme. No!

– Lu

Diary: Hawaii Bound


Normally this is written under my usual LL note but because I have my five likes for this past weekend and today to put in I decided to keep it to my usual diary heading. We got 30mins until our pick up is here so I will make it brief, all I can say is what an amazing weekend leading up to our family trip to Hawaii today. Lots have happened and they will be listed in my likes, but I will make this announcement that my younger sister finally got engaged on Saturday afternoon!

Today she returned to work and got overwhelmed with bouquets of flowers, congratulations, hugs and squealing (mostly from the girls) from her team mates. The ring itself is simple yet the diamond is so sparkly whenever she moves her hand, both her and her now fiance skype called our grandma last night in Philippines and got to tell her the good news.

This week’sΒ 5 likes;

  • Saturday morning breakfast, my sister and I caught up with two of our female cousins
  • Suicide Squad! Especially Harley Quinn, I loved it! πŸ˜€
  • Mei spoiled me with a ‘Care package’ for International friendship day
  • I recieved a lot of videos of my boyfriend’s cat Tabitha
  • Last minute shopping detail to prepare for my trip

See you all when I come back in two weeks, I’ll post some pictures of my holiday up here with my new tan! πŸ˜›

– Lu

Mood: Grateful


They say that as you grow older you get wiser, so they say but for me in certain circumstances I believe it can happen and occurs at the most random of times. I’m sure some of my oldest readers of my blog recall before I deleted the post of how much I praised the group of friends I once had called the Night shift. There was six of us who hung out on Second Life all because we either night owls or lived in the same time zone.

Then when I returned from my Philippines trip over two years ago, we all had a falling out and I didn’t speak to some of them for ages, until now. The past months or so, I have been in contact with one of the girls and its only until tonight that I truly got to chat with her and catch up on what has been going on in each others lives. It’s been very nice and giving me the warm fuzzies and remembering what it was like in our old group because crazy drama got in the way.

As I count down the days until my Hawaiian trip, it is moments like these that I cherish and glad of all the good things occuring in my life right now. I hope the positive energy continues for the rest of the year.

– Lu

Diary: Friday Night Out


I haven’t one of these in two months! Well not since my long time bestie Mei went overseas to South Korea to celebrate the Lunar new year with her family and missed out on my birthday last month! >.> Anyway after my AM shift today, we met up in the city and finally watched Deadpool! It is VERY adult…very gorey, lots of sex and swearing but still Ryan Reynolds IS the Merc with a mouth.

The fight scenes is perhaps the most I squealed over, I enjoy a good action sequence especially when it involves katanas! After the movie we had dinner at our usual Japanese haunt which is right next door to the cinema and Mei gave me cute little presents from Korea! A new scrub for showering with a kitty head on it πŸ˜€ Plus other trinkets, though excited to wear the Sailor Moon socks, they will match my Artemis beanie I got from Hot topic store last year in U.S.

– Lu

Mood: Appeased


This good feeling has only started this week since I returned to work on Monday and has been growing until last night when I went to bed happy and at peace with myself. I’m not sure if it’s because of the fact that I have lessened my chocolate intake (the whole 40 days of Lent and sacrificing something until Easter). The cravings aren’t as bad as before which I’m quite glad about and I have also started doing an exercise regime.

This time the reason being is one of my aunts had an old photo from when I was 20 years old and gosh I have to say I was so skinny, you could see my collarbone! It is a goal that I decided to pick up and drop my kilos before the family holiday to Hawaii in August. That gives me roughly 6.5 months until my annual leave to go back to being slim. If I keep on the path that I’m currently going, it shouldn’t be too hard as long as my motivation stays up.

Last night I also got to chat to a couple of old friends from a year ago, it was great and sort out the bad blood, I mean who wants to leave with negative juju over their head I certainly do not!

– Lu


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Diary: Planning Ahead


The beauty of having not having to work until the PM shift the following night and you finish an AM shift at 3pm means you have a 24hr break before you return to work. It also meant for me on Saturday night that I got to travel to the city and meet up with Mei for a night of lots of laughs, random conversation and future plans.

I found out from Ms Mei that she did a deposit on a two bedroom apartment near the airport and if I was to ever move back to working for city hotels, she has a spare bedroom for me in her new place. To imagine that! Living in an apartment with my 14.5 years best friend would be amazing, we have travelled together and I have emotionally broke down in front of 3 times so she can easily handle my tantrums as the most awesome “Nee-chan” that she is.

It also had me thinking about my future, do I want to stay local at my current job or move back to the city? We also discussed our holiday plans, she is flying back to South Korea with her mum and missing out on my birthday this year! D: But I also have my new holiday in August with the parents to save up for. This time we are going to Hawaii! Mei also spoke to me about a second trip to South Korea in September for their Thanksgiving, I wanna go back! I hope I have annual leave, I’ll happily go and see her family again ❀

– Lu

Diary: All Hallows Eve


Last night I went out to the city all in black and dolled up face and got to have a massive catch up with my bestie Mei, it was amazing to see her after so long and tell her the stories of my trip in the United States. She also loved the little gifts I brought back for her, especially that fluffy unicorn keychain from Universal Studios.

We watched a movie since there are so many I want to see that are on screen now, we watched The Last Witch Hunter featuring Vin Diesl, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine. Despite what the critics said and it not getting too much a box office hit, we both still very much enjoyed it. I mean who doesn’t love a good vs evil epic action flick especially the day before Halloween?

It finished around 9pm and we went to O bal tan which also hosts our usual restaurant Seoulria, they are undergoing renovations at the usual spot and are currently sharing the same building as O Bal tan. Not that Mei and I didn’t mind, we came out with our clothes smelling like delicious Korean BBQ. My poor bestie has been so busy at her job AND she got herself a new Hyundai car, its techy and so compact and cute I loved it!

We are hoping to catch up next Friday since I have it rostered off yet again, it be nice considering I am doing an overnight shift before my days off -sigh- I stay up late yes but I go to bed at 3am or before now, I don’t know how I’ll stay awake until 7am..

– Lu

Mood: Renewed


I got to see my beloved Nee-chan last night and we went to our usual Korean restaurant in the city. She had messaged me the night before and had a guessing that I wanted to vent to her about everything that has happened in between our last catch up and she was already on the road to recovery from being sick.

Needless to say amidst all our delightful scoffing of the yummy food at Seoul-ria and chatting about anything and everything I got a sense of renewed energy from merely being in her presence. But this always happens when I’m around Mei, every girl needs a bestie around because when the world feels like it is going dark, they light up the path again for you πŸ˜€

– Lu