Thursday, December 31, 2009

to a year that was ...

Ultimate highs & unimaginable lows.
The best parties and weekends I have ever experienced.
High grades for the first time since ... ever.
As per tradition, I sum up my year with a load of thank you's and I love you's to all those who made a difference in my year. I recount great laughs and reflect on the pitfalls along the way, but I think what I draw from this summary is mainly a sense of closure and maturity. I shed down another barrier and ponder on what this means for the coming year, that is 2010. So here goes nothing:

Aaron Tran:
As always, you will come first because are the only one in this list who has been there for me since DAY ONE ... literally. I honestly believed last year, when I said I couldn't love you more, it was the truth, but alas, I manage to find a little more room in my heart for a little more love just for you. My big brother of immense size and personality, I love you more than you could ever imagine. Thank you for having my back for yet another painful (for you) 365 days. I know I am a brat and a spoilt one at that, and I am so thankful you have had the nerve to endure this for 19 and a half years!

Julianna Cruz:
It sucks because you left late last year. I haven't seen you for over 365 days and it's safe to say that I am still suffering from withdrawal symptoms. That being, constant eye twitches as I have had to bottle up all excess anger that I have not been able to vent out to you, as we did for 15 years prior. I miss you so much my darling Julianna. I know we don't talk often anymore, with thanks to your hectic dance schedule and my ... well, my nothing. I am sorry I haven't been there for you as much as we would have hoped this year. But despite being literally half a world away, you will always make a difference in my life.

Christina Pizzolato:
AHHH the good ol' CP. I don't think I have met someone who is so in sync with me. You would probably think our menstural cycle would be in sync by now. This year was bigger and better than the last year, in terms of the amount of laughter and tears we shared. I love that I can just call you and skip all the formalities and just jump straight into my day. I know you'll be listening (and laughing) on the other end of the line without even thinking of yourself. You're selfless like that. I love you, like that.

Jason Sim:
I HATE YOU. I really do. I hate that I miss you so much. I hate that we don't talk much anymore. I hate that I know you live like 1 minute away and we still don't make an effort to spend time with each other. That being said, I love all the laughs we shared this year; I love our random late night pancake trips with CP; I love our ridiculous stories about how Unicorns rule the world and how there is a Woolworths on top of Fitness First in Castle Towers. But I think most of all I love you and your company, your laugh, your love. YOU!

Andrew Nguyen:
Yes, you FINALLY made the list. Despite our parents knowing each other since ... the 60's. Literally. You've provided me with much entertainment this year despite living in Melbourne. Our AFL rivalry and our friendship was a true blessing to me this year. I don't think I could have made it through this year's low's without you. So I owe much more than just this small message to you. I don't think I will ever forget your stupid fear of dying because of Cancer, nor will I ever forget the day I woke you with a message whilst you were in a lecture, which you, in return, made me laugh to myself while I was in the middle of a lecture. Thank you, Brother Bear. I LOVE YOU!
There are so many more shout-out's which need to be made but I'm strapped for time this year around. So in short, thank you:

Felicia Hasibuan
Kenny Wu
John Buesing
Zico Truong
Tasha McEwen
Shaun Alim
Con Popa
Katrine Huynh
Rick Duarte
Andrew Tran

...If I missed you it doesn't mean I love you any less, although it probably means your contribution to my year was shit and that you have a lot to make up for next year. I am kidding =).
But I apologise if you have been missed.
I love you all.
Thank you for such a great year. May 2010 bring just as many laughs except more!
Have a safe + a happy new year my loves. See you all on the other side, that is, 2010.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
I studied for a week straight at Parra campus library.
The C's outweighed the P's.
Achieved my first HD ever
Suffered a weekend long hangover.
I was DD, more than once.
Saved money!

2. Did you keep your new years' resolution(s), and will you make more for next year?
I like to believe I stuck to my resolution. I vowed to never throw an all nighter for University this year & if my memory stands, the latest I stayed up was 12AM for an assignment in the last week.
Personally, I despise thinking of new years resolution because I am filled with a tint of self doubt. I hate self disappointment too.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not that I recall!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No and when I come to answer this at the end of 2010, I hope the answer remains the same.

5. What countries did you visit?
None. Sadly.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
A healthy lifestyle! I have to rid myself of the fast food addiction.

7. What date(s) from 2009 will remain etced upon your memory, and why?
There's a few:
My 19th was pretty freakin awesome.
That one weekend in Winter where I had the worst nights out.
I'm feeling inclined to mention Stereosonic some where amongst this but given my high disappointment in the outcome I am a tad reluctant. But I will make note of The Bloody Beetroots and The Crookers set which were both OFF THE CHAIN!
June. The entire month of June. I was out every single weekend getting wasted. My wallet sure felt the sting.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Saying no to a certain someone who, if had shown remote interest in 2008 would have made my year.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not talking to Julianna as much as I should have :(

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I was sick for two weeks, post birthday.
I was on crutches for a week due to a dance injury

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My new phone <3

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
CP! I dont think there was a day out of the 365 this year where she was not there for me.
And the Lewo boys for brightening my days with their antics.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
His, because he made me angry then relieved then happy in a time span of 10 minutes. He had issues making up his mind so took me along for the ride too. Selfish, no?

14. Where did mots of your money go?
Shopping - Clothes + Shoes.
Uni textbooks.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My birthday.
Pole dancing classes
Felicia's 21st Prom Night

16. What song will alwas remind you of 2009?
Joshua Radin - I'd Rather Be With You
BEP - Boom Boom Pow
David Guetta ft. Akon - Sexy Bitch
Diplo ft. Rye Rye - Wassup (Crookers remix)
Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet
Jason DeRulo - Watcha Say
The Bloody Beetroots - Warp 1.9

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder?
ii. Thinner or fatter?
Thinner. I went through a fat phase last year.
iii. Richer or poorer?

18. What did you wish you'd done more of?
AFL game attendances were lacking this year.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With family as per usual. Church. Drinks. The whole shebang.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
No. Actually, I did .. with shopping.

22. How many one-night stands?

23. What was your favourite TV program?
Gossip Girl, MasterChef, Melrose Place, Dexter, Scrubs, Glee.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Not at this moment!

25. What was the best book you read?
The Secret Life of Bees

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Jon McLaughlin!
The Script.

27. What did you want and get?
I wanted to get over you and I got over you =]

28. Wat did you want and not get?
New freakin glasses!

29. What was your favourite film of this year?

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I spent it getting drank with my favourite loves. I turned 19.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Never ending supplies of money.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Cute for days.
Sluts for night.

33. What kept you sane?
My bed.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I was in lovelovelove with Jason Glover from SYTYCD US. And Nathan Trasoras from SYTYCD. And Shaun Evaristo from EKETC.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Proposition 8.

36. Who/what did you miss?

37. Who was the best new person you met?
I can't pick! =(

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
In times of despair and heartache, there's only a handful of people you can rely on. One of which will always surprise you with their generosity.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Birthdayyyy sex!

I need to be bold, need to jump in the cold water. Need to grow older with a girl like you.

DAMN, you's a sexy bitch!

1, 2. WOOP WOOP.



If dance is the universal language of the soul, then Friday nights are all about learning rude words

Friday, December 18, 2009

I am being....

...uber lazy. Apologies for the lack of posting over the past month or so. Being inunadated with loads of paper work at PAS Studios as well as demanding Christmas parties at the restaurant just randomly struck me down.
I will be back with a post very soon.
Filled with photos and recent purchases.
On a side note: You're growing on me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh My Glee!

I've slacked off and I apologise for this. The truth is, I have been busy with all things holidays, work and dance.
Last week was almost the downfall of Liana the Great.
I burnt my hand at work ... twice. Burnt said hand with my straightener the following day. That very night I had a basketball hurled at my head (thanks random Jigglet player, further thanks to those MVP Inc players who failed to run to my aid).
But then University results sure knew how to pick me right back up. Thank you UWS and my brain for bestowing me with grades which resulted in presents from my parents =)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Stereosonic was ... awesome without the awesome. So in other words it was fairly mediocre. I was moderately pleased with the set up, but whose fricking idea was it to put the Rocket stage right in between Hordern and RHI? It was almost impossible to enjoy the Rocket stage because you would be elbowed or pushed aside by people trying to get through.
The sound on the main stage was appalling. I struggled to hear the beats over the 30 odd thousand people screaming for their favourite acts. Sounds inside RHI were decent until Crookers came on. You would think that they would be using equipment suitable to handling such loud decibles of music, but no, Crookers managed to blow a speaker.
The heat inside RHI was unbearabe at some points. Breathing was a task which I struggled with (multiply this twice as I went to Stereosonic nursing a cold).
The drinks were all mid-strength ones at $10 a can. So I basically spent my day sober.
A part of me wishes the supposed riots outside RHI before Bloody Beetroots came on did occur. It woud have made for a much more interesting day.