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Date like a teenager

October 2, 2012 1 comment

I remember “boyfriends” in high school. Back in those days, everything was such a big deal. My best friend would look me straight in the eye and ask me “Have you guys HH yet?” “No, of course not!” I replied.

It means hold hands.

My best friend and I would gossip and laugh about it for hours on end. The one time this guy tried to hold her hand in the movies but got too scared and didn’t do it in the end. Or the time where I had to hide my HH under the school bag, because we didn’t want anyone else to see.

My best friend and Itell each other all the juicy details of our relationships over our overnight letters, which must be given to each other as soon as we meet at school before roll call in the morning. This is so that we would have a chance to reply in the first class and exchange letters again during recess. If she was having issues or bottled up emotions, I would tell her “It’s time to have a D&M with him.”

It means Deep & Meaningful.

How we thought we truly madly deeply loved the boy sitting across the classroom at the age of 15.

Imagine if we dated like a teenager now.

Passing notes on bits of ripped paper with encrypted messages.

Chatting on the phone on any and every topics til the sunrise for weeks on end.

Hand writing 30+ page letters – front and back.

Sitting at McDonalds without ordering to delay going home.

Watching TV together but physically a telephone call apart.

Taking the detour route to get to the bus stop.

Just innocent.

Just simple.

***Photo by journeyexplorer

Everything London #31 – Ballet Revolucion, Peacock Theatre

Last night was opening night with the press and some ‘celebrities’ attending. We were really lucky to get second row seats for half price. Throughout the whole show you can feel their passion and excitement in their movement. A very good variety of dance styles with ballet, obviously, hip hop, jazz and even a bit of MJ thrown in. Their on stage live band was absolutely lively, male and female vocals were record quality which completely compliments their dance.

All dancers have great techniques based on strong foundation, years of training for sure – you can tell most of them dedicate their lives to dancing. Their bodily form were amazing, especially the boys whom I was checking out of course, no shame! Most of them had six packs and one or two had muscles so particular in every single part of their body, it takes some hard work. I think I fell in love with a couple right there, especially the lead male dancer with short curly hair, so cute and yummy. OK back to what was I saying?!?!

They danced so hard you can see sweat dripping off them. I have done dancing here and there for a few years and it has made me want to pick it up again which is what a good show does, it inspires people. Highly recommended, definitely get yourself some tickets even if you are not into dance.

Everything London #30 – Abandoman@ Udderbelly

An Irish Rapper?!?! You may doubt but this guy is awesome!!!

A grand entrance with his band supporting him, he kicked off a song called ‘What’s in your Pocket?’ The lyrics are based on what the audience randomly pulled out items from their handbags or pockets and he just rapped for a whole 4 minutes using the items we all held up. Absolutely hilarious!! 

Most other songs were also based on audience input and he truly picks his stories and participants well. Such an amazingly talented performer! It was a fun and laughter filled hour – highly recommended, even when English is not my first language and I didn’t really get some of the stuff. If you ever get a chance to see him, jump at the chance! Thumbs up!

I Have Found The One

April 5, 2012 6 comments

His name is Bikram.
He makes me feel good about myself.
He makes my skin glow with flushing red cheeks.
He makes me sweat all over and reach orgasm.
He motivates me and challenges my determination.

He teaches me mind over matter.

He heals my back, neck and shoulder pains.

I Have Found The One! Actually 26 postures!

 

30 hours in Luxembourg

Transport

The airport bus 9 or 16 en route to city centre goes past the business district where offices of banks and other multi national corporations lined the streets. Surprised to find Luxembourg is the largest private banking centre in the Euro zone due to its political stability backed by a good legal and regulatory framework.

Luxair serves food and drinks even during the one hour short flight from London city airport. Their staff is super friendly. You can check in your bag at no extra cost. You don’t have to pay to get extra legroom or to use the toilet. Thumbs up.

Eat

In the pedestrian area I stumbled upon a heart-felt soup cafe – a la Soupe, which was just perfect in the cool weather and after strolling around the city for half a day. Good range of healthy soups which are very tasty. Must go!

Surprisingly, Luxembourg has the most Michelin stars per capita of any city in the world. restaurant does not disappoint. The one we went to (and I’m gutted I forgot their name) served my fish soup from a mega teapot. Desert was refreshing – I had fresh strawberries with yogurt. The panna cotta was really nice.

Excursion

Vianden is a good day trip you can do with great transportation access from central station just for tourists, even though you have to change a couple of times but it’s easy enough to manage. You can buy a day ticket from the main train station which includes entry to the castle, chairlift ride and transport to and back. It was good to explore a bit of the country side views with fresh air and sunshine.

30 hours in Luxembourg was just right and it is perfect for a short sweet weekend getaway.

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Trial and Error

March 21, 2012 2 comments

NSA – no strings attached.

FWB – Friends with Benefits.

You see it in the personal classified section.

You see it in movie titles.

You see it in people’s lives.

Or maybe you are a current participant.

So why do people do it?

Because they don’t want to be seen as clingy, emotional and possessive?

Because they are busy with a million and one things in life and it’s just convenient?

Because they are ABA– attached but available?

Because one night stands are just so last century?

Or simply because they have lost faith in relationships.

Of course in movies they all have happy endings and the end up discovering each other as ‘The One’. But in real life, it’s all about trial and error. You don’t want to miss the opportunity that it might eventuate into something fruitful so you give it a go. But then when bad times come or things don’t work out, NEXT!!!

So how many errors do we have to go through to get things right?!?!

Snowy Niseko@ Hokkaiddo – Japan

The Japanese are humble cultured so when they call themselves number two ski resort in the world that really says something. I have been skiing / snowboarding in Australia, Austria, Italy, France, China, USA and now Japan. Each time it’s a completely different experience depending on your age, fitness, weather, accommodation and of course people you go with as well.

This time was absolutely awesome. We stayed in a self serviced apartment with laundry and kitchen facilities which is always convenient. It is a little bit further from the chairlift and gondola but they have free and frequent shuttle buses to take you around so it’s manageable with all the gear.

I’m impressed with how they have organised their resort with good transport facilities like buses to nearby shops and supermarkets for your essential needs. Nightly buses to nearby towns so you don’t have to be ‘stuck’ in Niseko all day or all week. They even offer excursions to the nearby Sapporo and Otaru city for those who want to do some sight-seeing or souvenir shopping.

The weather was out of my comfort zone. Since it is famous for its powdery snow, it snowed pretty much everyday that we were there. But visibility was extremely low and it was hard for me to navigate where I was going. On the day where we decided to embark on a cross mountain adventure, I could hardly see 10m ahead of me with fog. Lucky everyone was dressed in very sharp red, yellow and green gear so it stands out a bit. Lucky their slops are very wide compared to the European mountains which is a big plus especially for beginners who want to learn and not be afraid of falling off the cliffs.

They have three mountains areas offered although if you are only there for a few days just Hirafu would be good enough. I’m impressed with the variety on ski passes as well, you can purchase by hours or days depending on your needs with a selection of just Hirafu area or all three mountains.

Japan has top-notch service with always well-mannered staff even on the chair lifts they treat you like royalty as you get on. After a tiresome day of highly active sport, you can relax in one of their hot spring or bath houses. Of course everyone knows I love Japanese food, I had my fair share of sashimi, sushi, sukiyaki, ramen, curry rice and ice cream made with Hokkaido farmed milk was the highlight.

There was a funny thing – I saw and met so many Australians there in the few couple of days I almost thought I was in Australia. Even the apartment owners and some shuttle staff were Aussie. I suppose Australia’s snow mountains aren’t that great and Japan would be an ideal easy to reach option.

Everything added together made a great trip but something complimented my week even more. We had 20 of us which were a fun, active, out-going, adventurous bunch. We had great laughs even on the 5 minutes chairlift rides. We sharing quality food during all three meals of the day and most nights we cooked which was quite homely. After that we had alcohol infused poker nights.

Nice apartment. Good food. Nice slopes. Good snow. Great company.

***Photo by journeyexplorer

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