Diary: So Close


As the days creep closer and my parents and I are finalising our checklists and our packing, I’m just happy that I am already on annual leave after six days of work last week. Not that it wasn’t stressful, happy to say that my very last shift at work turned out to be quite pleasant with a lot of hugs and well wishing from my colleagues. I’m looking forward to travelling in business class, it is such a long flight to get up to Dubai alone.

Been organising with the boyfriend of what we are going to do together in the second week while in England, I know that the cat cafe is one thing I definitely want to experience even after finding out Sydney has its own cat cafe in the city. Mum has also asked Brad if he would like to join us on a trip down to Portsmouth, she is going there to meet her work friends but the train ride would be nice for my parents to find more about him.

  • I pre-ordered the Enchanted rose from Beauty and the Beast, also acts as bluetooth speaker
  • Family dinner with my family and my sister’s fiance’s family tonight, lots of laughs and good conversation
  • Getting keratin on my hair tomorrow, it means no more frizz!
  • Dollhouse DIY videos on Youtube are so relaxing, I have no idea why
  • Writing more, socialising in reality more like what I used to do before pixel universes took over

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Last week


6:30am start today and I’m back to the daily grind after a fabulous weekend either relaxing or out with friends, this is also my last week of work doing 6 days before my annual leave for Europe begins. I am all packed and ready to go, just have my day bag to prep for but otherwise everything else is ready for the month trip. Mum keeps telling me how busy we will be with training around the different countries and I know this won’t be a shopping trip, I’m just overall excited for the experience.

I am also still in fangirl mode over all the goodies being released from San Diego comic-con, that is another bucket list to one day check out the convention and be part of the masses in Hall H. The trailers for Shadowhunters, Avengers 3: Infinity war, Justice League have got me squealing and I can’t believe that Adelaide Kane (Mary from Reign) is going to be in Once upon a time and Tom Welling (Superman from Smallville) is going to be featured in the new season of Lucifer!

  • My old assistant manager celebrated her birthday this past Saturday in the city, it was great to catch up
  • Kagami event has opened on Second Life, it’s a Japanese horror game brings back nostalgia from 2 years ago
  • I pre-ordered Occamy, the bird snake from Fantastic Beasts, a special pop doll from San Diego comic-con
  • My dragon story has been moved from my little black book into word document
  • Cute covered journals from Typoย such as mermaid scales are addictive, I need to stop buying them!

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Life as it is


8 days can put a strain on your body and you can imagine how relieved I was when 11pm finally clocked over and I was happily leaving work last Friday for my weekend off! It is also not long now until I am away for a month and in Europe! I keep having dreams of flying business class would be like. Though I have done it before when going to Christchurch with mum, this longer trip will be worth the heavy dollars that my family and I paid.

Also can’t wait to meet my other half in London, if all goes well with him and I after our first official meeting in reality, he said he would fly down under for my sister’s wedding next year in March! Here is hoping everything goes smoothly.

  • Catch up dinner with Mei last night, I haven’t seen her in a month!
  • Crunchie hot choc, The Choc Pot invented it and its a subtle version of the monster milkshakes. Yum!
  • The original Disney Princess voice actresses are making a cameo in Wreck it Ralph 2!!
  • I lost another kilo, I just wish my body would stop fluctuating on itself
  • Binge watching Z nation on Netflix, that show I admit is better than TWD >.>

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Mini Holiday


I guess four days off can be classified as a mini holiday for most people especially when usually even after 6-7 days of work, you still only get the required two day weekend. For me in the hotel industry, this is quite a luxury and though I haven’t been exactly productive though I have packed majority of clothes needed for Europe and I did cook dinner for the family tonight (they loved it too :D) my days off so far have been very chilled out.

I have one more day off and again it will probably be nothing too crazy however I am getting something done which will be listed below in my weekly likes. Once again delivering my five positive thoughts for the week;

  • Re-connecting with one of my girls in the Hen Den past two days has been sweet
  • Skype calls with the boyfriend, seeing each other’s cats on camera too
  • Dollhouse DIY’s on youtube, I don’t know why but they are so relaxing to watch before bed
  • I am getting my hair done ombre tomorrow! I’m adding a mahogany hue to the ends ๐Ÿ˜€
  • My pictures on Flickr are getting popular again

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Progress


It seems my boss is determined to give my career the boost it desperately needs having gotten me to fill out a transfer form and re-do my survey. I have also applied for two different types of roles, one is reservations, the other is communications like what I used to do at the previous hotel for 9 months and it was a fun 9 months as well, I enjoyed that role. So here is hoping I get into both, though the idea of working in a five star property though daunting sounds amazing!

Tomorrow is Day 3/5 in work and then I have four days off after that, not sure what I’ve got planned probably more organising my closet for Europe, 34 more days and it keeps getting closer! The excited jitters have landed.

My five likes over the course of the past week;

  • Vegetable tempura is delicious and addictive!
  • Kong: Skull Islandย wasn’t as bad I expected and the bonus of Tom Hiddleston โค
  • Marie from Aristocats and Regina from Once upon a time pop dolls I got the other day
  • Clary and Jace had their kiss in the recent episode of Shadowhunters! MY OTP IS BACK
  • Early access to The Crystal Heart Festival on Second Life is a magic girl’s dream come true

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Rain and More


The rain mixed with the cold weather of winter is never a good combination especially when you have been working for seven days straight at work, this is me currently. I did it as a favour for one of the guest service agents who wanted Friday off and rather than split our days off, we decided to swap our weekend completely. I don’t mind, I have tomorrow and Monday off and hoping that the rain holds off tomorrow so my family, bestie Mei and I can check out Vivid in the city.

I was originally going to vent under the sub heading of Neko Irritation but decided not to and instead just place it here in my diary entry. All my good friends know that I cannot stand fair-weather friends (A friend who is only a friend when circumstances are pleasant or profitable. At the first sign of trouble, these capricious, disloyal friends will drop their relationship with you.) I have had my fair share of them online, none in reality of course because it is a whole different ball game beyond the computer.

But online, you have so many and it usually occurs of when they striving to climb the pixel social ladder or wanting a boyfriend or a man who is DTF, I sadly had to release a fair-weather friend last night after my gut feeling became true. And it wasn’t just me, two of my other girl friends noticed it too and also deleted this friend. It is quite unfortunate because I knew her on IMVU for the past 5 years? And she helped me re-do my avatar when I returned to that pixel universe. Let’s just hope she knows what she is doing…

The top five likes from the past 9 days;

  • Cadbury bars- I have lessened my sugar intake so having a bar of chocolate sates the craving
  • Golden State Warriors are still leading in NBA finals
  • My flickr has reached 1,100 followers tonight ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you all
  • Wonder Woman! I need to watch it again, it was absolutely amazing and Gal is soaring high!
  • Family time last weekend after AM shift, I don’t get much time with my cousins but when I do it is always crazy in a good way

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Cold, very Cold


I do not like this 4-7 degrees Celsius every night I finish at 11pm and drive home, it is too cold though it is perfect excuse to pull out the cute winter wear again and get all snuggled in. But I still don’t like it! Work has its moments of being random and fun, then other times we are cracking down and working our butts off until after the shift ends.

Tonight was one of those nights and it is also when I had some girl who only comments on my timeline when being a bitch and the thing is she really knows nothing, to think that my status was about the virtual world had me mentally facepalming- some people live online too much.

An assortment of five positive things this week;

  • Vivid (Sydney sound and light show) is back on in the city, going to see it with family on 11th June
  • More Shadowhunters promos, we have a week until it premieres again!
  • My group of girls- glad we are hanging out more on IMVU, it is peaceful
  • My unicorn slippers arrived in the post last week, just in time for the cold weather
  • Natural stones collection at Lovisa jewellery store- been wearing a lot of moon stones lately :3

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Three times a Charm


I got three days off and though I didn’t do much and returning to work tomorrow morning, it has been quite chilled out and relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle in the hotel or going out and having family parties. Tonight is my usual driving or bus into the city for my regular Chinatown Friday night markets which means food time!

I got five days of work this week but it is getting more exciting because I am learning the ropes for a team leader, wish me luck I get this promotion soon!

My five likes;

  • Wonder Womanย is getting amazing reviews from fans who have watched it this week, yayy!
  • Boyfriend made me swoon three times, he is such a romantic when not being a dork โค
  • More Shadowhuntersย teasers have been released! More Sebastian!
  • Drove up the mountains yesterday, took pictures of the Autumn scenery, so pretty this time of year
  • 12 followers away from reaching 1,100 on my Flickr, well I guess people like my pictures ๐Ÿ˜€

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Mix and Mash


All these early starts are making my body cry for sleep, which is perhaps why I had a nap yesterday evening after I came home from work and slept in the car all the way home today after a full day out with the family in Bowral. This week has been packed with great memories whether online or in real life and I will list my top five in the usual likes. I had requested to have today and tomorrow off because the newest member of my family, my cousin’s little daughter had her baptism today and celebrated her first birthday.

She lives an hour away in the Southern Highlands and driving down the highway to her town brings back fond memories of when my family and I used to drive to Nowra before Nanna moved back up to Sydney, we used to have a lunch stop in Mittagong which is the town next to Bowral and it always fun to go through as a kid travelling a lot.

The five likes;

  • Karage mayo bowl at Tenkomori on Friday night followed by fun conversation in the Bee Lab downstairs in the city
  • Despite the drama a wannabe kawaii blogger blew up on Facebook, my friendships grew with some of the girlies online
  • Cousin bonding time today over birthday lunch with both adult and kids
  • 2/3 of the unique pins I bought online via Etsy have been delivered this week
  • Growing knowledge while working and gaining confidence to become a team leader

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Fangirl Hype


This week at work has been a mix of busy and quiet but otherwise non eventful, the moments outside the hotel is when it gets better and more interesting. Featured in this week’s five likes. The girls and I were chatting in Facebook chat about how everyone was returning to IMVU and I probably mentioned it in one of my mood or diary entries on here but it is so true! The golden days for us veterans is slowly sparking up again and it is an amazing feeling!

Conversations that never end and full of random moments that have you rolling over in laughter is occuring and it is great to be in the company of great people.

My five likes for this week;

  • Shadowhunters 2B trailer was released today, first look at Will as Sebastian and Clary/Jace tension, can’t wait for when it premieres!!
  • Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle released its official trailer today as well, I’m so ready
  • Reunion of friends on IMVU, it is like the amazing olden days
  • Teevee snacks Malt sticks for the 2 days off
  • Fantasy Faire has opened again on Second Life, been taking pictures in the different sims that are gorgeous as always

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Relaxed and Content


After last weekend’s non stop action, this week has been fairly slow, the past week was all PM shifts and training the new GSA, she been nailing the checklist so I had confidence that she would be fine to work on her own when I went on my days off. Weekend was exciting and did a lot of socialising with my friendship group from high school.

Now I’m halfway through my AM shifts in this new week and so far it’s been quiet because of this Easter long weekend, I don’t mind it has been nice to catch up on projects that had to be put on hold because of my teaching or busy days where we are 100% and full of corporate guests.

My five likes for this week;

  • Mei’s 30th birthday dinner, got to catch up with the high school girlies
  • Fate of the Furious (F8) was friggin awesome especially in gold class
  • Shadowhunters is renewed for Season 3…according to SpoilerTV
  • Bucket of M&M speckled eggs from my younger sister for Easter
  • Quiet weekend at work, everyone still on holidays!

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Calm Before the Storm


Though Cyclone Debbie has gone passed and settled down from a category 4 to a tropical storm in Northern queensland, my work life is about to become a busy period leading right up to the weekend where mum and I will be doing the 10km walk in our nation’s capital.

Yes it is coming up already, can’t believe this month has gone so quickly (sorta). I will be working 8 AM shifts straight after tomorrow’s day off and training the new guest service agent, it will be a leadership experience for me, so wish me luck!

Do I have five likes for this past week, lemme count them below;

  • Parents came home yesterday and I got a t-shirt present from mum ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Sushi from Kanzo in Parramatta today for lunch was divine
  • Finally watched Moana! What a girl power driven and emotional Disney movie ._.
  • I been on a creative spark all this evening with writing my story Mistaken Identity
  • Catch up phone call with my old work colleague Honey, we will see each other on Saturday

โ€“ Lu

Diary: Two more Days


Parents are returning this Tuesday! It feels like they have been gone forever, Ange and I have survived without the parents even doing house chores in their absence. Skitty is still well loved though we have both been working and I have not completely lost my sanity when Ange stays over at her fiance’s house. I do however need to step up on my exercising game, two weeks until mum and I will be driving to Canberra for the 10km fun walk.

This past week’s likes that I have experienced;

  • A pink notebook and a sushi keychain I bought from Typo yesterday
  • A double decker London bus pin that I bought from Mooii last night while out with Mei
  • Justice League released its official trailer today and it is glorious!
  • Chinatown night markets last Friday night, it feels like less people or perhaps its because I was there in the early evening
  • Ordered new kitten play accessories from Etsy, can’t wait for it to arrive

โ€“ Lu

Diary: The First Week


Entering the second week without parents and so far my sister and I seem to going just fine, it is giving us a bonding experience as siblings while also attending to the needs of our fluffy ginger ๐Ÿ˜€ I still feel guilty of leaving Skitty on his own when I work the PM shift but make sure he gets plenty of love when it is my days off.

Returning to work tomorrow morning and glad I only got four days again this week before another 3 days off but giving you my past likes for this week.

  • Finally got my Seraphina Picquery wand from Fantastic Beasts, collected at Zing pop shop yesterday
  • I ordered two temporarary cherry blossoms tattoos on Yes style, unleashing my inner Ame Hayato
  • Been on IMVU a lot recently, enjoying hanging with my international girlies
  • No parents means I can eat whatever I want for dinner ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Been watching Disney classics before bed in particular Cinderella and Robin Hood

โ€“ Lu