Work has been very busy since I have returned from my 2 weeks off, we were told that April would mellow out after the long weekend, aha no… still crazy busy and the past two days I have been leaving later than usual. Also because I’m leaving later it means that I’m coming home at 7pm and it is already night, feels so surreal coming home and its dark.
The Easter long weekend was a nice break for me and I spent most of it outdoors with my bestie Mei at night though I did spend a great deal of it also indoors on my laptop- not logged into the virtual worlds however. The writers block I had seemed to have broken away and I’m back to writing Act I for my fantasy trilogy (more of that in my positive thoughts below).
After my epiphany of staying away from toxic internet life I have felt better and more happy, if that is even possible. Though I look back on the memories I made with international friends fondly, the drama that came from meta roleplayers and egos because they had nothing else going for them I am so happy to wash my hands of.
Sharing my five likes, I realised I only shared four last time, whoops;
- Ready Player One and Peter Rabbit, the Easter long weekend resulted in not only resulted in nice sleep-ins but also movie nights with the bestie. The two movies were both great in their own way. Though Rp1 was different to its book version it was very entertaining with lots of geeky easter eggs. Peter Rabbit I grew up with as a child so seeing this digital rendition of the beloved character, it was a cute Easter movie.
- My Seven realms trilogy, I finally came out and shared my drawn map to my friends and family on Facebook and told everyone how I’m writing a fantasy novel. It has been going well, I wrote a lot over my easter break
- Kitten D’amour dress up! One of the perks in being a VIP for the vintage boutique store, I can play dress up and pose for photos, its a major confident boost in myself
- I am two kilos away from the weight that I was in 2013, I can’t believe how much my lifestyle has turned around since the start of 2018!
- Miraculous and Shadowhunters are back on my Netflix with their new seasons, soo happy to binge my favourite shows again!
I have sealed myself off Second Life for the past two weeks, I made an announcement and discreetly vanished. And truth be told, it feels really good. Finding myself being able to go outside more or find my imagination giving me motivation to continue my many stories has been an amazing feeling and realisation that I prefer reality more than virtual.
Though I have recently been logging onto IMVU, the very first virtual world I joined back in 2008, I am on it to socialise with my group of friends who occassionally log on but are not on it for long hours upon end because we all have busy realities to be part of. This casual dabbling into pixels is better for me than what I used to do and I’m glad I managed to detach myself from an addictive pattern.
Because I have removed myself from worrying what others in Second Life think or stopped caring on how I act and happy to just be the real deal, there is less stress around my life. I am also doing this for the sake of my long distance relationship, he decided to remove himself from the virtual universe too and is feeling much better because of it.
Since I have done this massive change too, I am already feeling the results of a life without toxic personalities.
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 😀
- 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
Day 3 of work today and so far nothing too dramatic going on at work and I even got time to continue my story board for my Lotus Hexad trilogy. Counting down still until I get to watch Suicide Squad as well as flying out to Hawaii, need to start packing for that soon.
Second Life facebook and people’s statuses though, what irks me is the girls who are known for having many men complain about how they can’t last in any sort of relationship maybe because word spreads of how many males you have conquered and its not attractive at all. I wonder have they ever thought about this, not every bloke likes used goods.
I haven’t started my trilogy yet either and I keep adding more details into my little notebook, I have the opening chapter ready just need to motivate myself to type it all. Anyway, these are my five likes;
- How to cake it youtube channel, Yolanda’s cakes are amaze
- Tom Hiddleston is back in Australia for Thor 3 😀
- Cadbury crunchie block
- The patience and understanding from my boyfriend
- Ever After High’s latest Netflix movie: Epic Winter
Four days later and it looks like I forgot to keep you all posted in what’s happening on my end (yet again) Sorry! I have this weekend off and just got home 30mins ago after spending all evening out with Mei but instead of our usual dinner and movie outing we just had dinner tonight to continue discussions on each other’s story. My story Life Giver has expanded into a trilogy now and I have written notes passed the halfway mark in my little black book 😀
Mei’s been seeking help and creative inspiration from yours truly because she is officially writing up a story line of her first RP character from back in our IMVU days, the big sister of Ame Hayato, Meiakane.
In between the delicious Japanese and Korean cuisine that we eat as well as sating our sweet teeth with waffles, we are well and truly on a roll in getting these stories written. I also have literally 10 shifts of work left until my annual leave! Can’t wait for palm trees, white sand and lots of sun!
This week’s five likes from me;
- Having both Saturday and Sunday off after 6 days of work
- Waffle bites and peppermint tea
- Passing the halfway mark in my note book for Lotus Hexad trilogy
- Shopping in Mooii store tonight
- Ghostbusters 1 and 2 on blue ray for bedtime movie 😀
I watched the first Ghostbusters before I went out tonight and got the second one ready for later, also making sure my younger sister comes home safe tonight, she is at a friend’s 30th birthday I think in the city.
It’s not glorious because I had to wake up for my first day back to work in the AM shift when it was 5 degrees outside, it was glorious for other reasons which will be part of my five likes after I chit chat a bit longer. My weekend that just finished was very social for a girl who usually enjoys the company of her own self and goes wandering on her days off.
I bought a rainbow shaped bag at my local shopping centre on Friday afternoon then spent the night out with Mei, discussing ‘The Life Giver’ as well helping her writers block when it comes to writing up the first chapter of her first RP and main character Meiakane Hayato. We had dinner and dessert in our usual haunt in the city at Regent Place, as always it was alive and full of Asians buying food, getting drunk or looking for Pokemon 😛
On Saturday night it was suppose to be just me time when I booked myself a movie session to watch the new Ghostbusters, was not expecting to see mum’s work friends who are also my friends at the same cinema, watching the same movie with seats right next to me. I personally enjoyed this new Ghostbusters and developed a crush on the character that is Jillian Holtzmann, she’s kooky and very intelligent thats perhaps why I found her to be fabulous! Now my five likes for today..
- Wonder Woman, Justice League and Fantastic Beasts trailers at San Diego Comic-con!!
- Afternoon drives up to Wisemen’s Ferry
- My new Kitten d’amour trenchcoat
- Childhood nostalgia in buying Rainbow magic by Shirley Barber
- Dinner chat with Ange, her boyfriend Adam and dad
As you readers and followers know I have been posting for my warlock Andais and my Yakuza Ame for a while now, they are my main characters when it comes to short stories here on the Luci Logs. I have also been easing up in my posting every single day and struggling with making a new fashion tile recently. I have instead turned back to traditional writing notes and ideas in my notebooks.
Before I was on my laptop before Second Life and IMVU ever existed in my life, I had so many coloured notebooks and random writing pads with story ideas from primary school all the way up to college post high school. My imagination back then was more innocent but more detailed and vivid in story making. Two days ago I went to watch Finding Dory again but this time with my work colleagues, after our lunch and movie I was taken to a $2 dollar Japanese store that sold the cutest stationary ever!
Bought myself a small black, leather bound notepad and been writing a new story idea in it since, I was inspired by all the sci-fi, post apocalyptic movies I been watching lately especially Mad Max: Fury road. The characters were designed on the website Doll divine and each of the girls were inspired by my dear international friends and bestie Mei. I just hope I can lift all this note taking and biographies into a story format then see it fall through again.
I been given three days off this week which gives me extra time to try and get rid of this bloody cold once and for all. It also gives me time and energy to stay ahead for my work group’s Fitbit challenge that finishes tomorrow night. Today was all about the exercise I did a 5.7km walk around my suburb and despite being sick I managed to do it with no problem 😀 Yesterday it was about cleaning and re-decorating my bedroom.
I got myself new flannel sheets to keep warm this winter as well as pom pom garlands that are strung across the head of my bed and a new light for my bedside table, it is a pink heart with mini lights run by battery. Also vaccuumed and dusted so quite happy in how my room looks at present and hopefully got rid of any lingering virus germs that are sitting around.
Tomorrow night I will be going out for an 8pm dinner with all my high school girls, organised by my bestie Mei I just hope that it doesn’t go too late as I have 4 days of AM shift to return to at work >.<
After deciding to restart the Ame Hayato Chronicles as well as continue writing up the many random stories featuring my human warlock Andais Lu, I have realised after the two days since I posted something in this blog I haven’t done anything yet. Call it procrastinating at its finest, all the ideas are there in my head and ready to be written into a great short story and yet I still haven’t done it. Don’t worry it will happen soon, after I get inspired to do my next fashion tile for Second Life.
In other real life news I am really sick of this back burning that our fire brigades have been doing up in our mountains to prepare us for next Summer because we get severe bushfires. Don’t they realise we need a break from all this smoke or our air quality will be that of Shanghai! x.x
I went ahead and since the end of February went on a cleaning spree of removing all the bad juju in my life. I returned to former lovers and apologised for my antics, mended broken situations with old friends, cleared out the vent with an ex more recently and did a cleaning spree on all my social media platforms of negative energy and people.
Safe to say that since doing this feng shui of my life both real and virtual it is having a positive impact on myself and leaving me very much sparkling from the inside out. Parents are going overseas for a relaxing holiday to Philippines and for dad to see his mum, my grandma who has moved back home since last year. So my sister and I have will the house to ourselves 😀 Though I can’t do much, I am still working after all 😛
I am still attempting to keep going with my active every day and minimising the sugar levels in my body, so far all is going well, I guess the endorphins do occur when one exercises.
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!