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"The Joys of Living" by Emily Matthews

Apr. 26th, 2012 | 09:04 pm
mood: gratefulgrateful

Taking time to smell the flowers,
Counting smiles instead of hours,
Delighting in the simplest things,
Letting all your thoughts have wings,
Feeling peaceful deep inside,
Facing everything in stride,
Balancing both work and play,
Learning all along the way,
Moving toward a dream or goal,
Understanding true success,
Choosing love and happiness,
Showing others that you care,
Finding beauty everywhere,
Knowing all you gain in giving...Welcome to the joys of living.

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Happy CNY!

Jan. 24th, 2012 | 10:31 pm

THE Rooster will experience a relatively smooth and trouble-free year despite his tendency to become reckless, careless, selfish and sometimes even self-destructive. Ergo, curb the arrogant and quarrelsome nature. Kill petty conflicts before they even start. The Rooster exhibits redemptive traits of sensitivity and attention to friends. This year he will be headstrong, hardworking, responsible, courageous and self-confident, but be wary that these traits may make him look boastful and vain. Despite all this, the Year of the Water Dragon is going to be eventful and colorful for the Rooster with so many good things and opportunities appearing on the horizon. Love, romance and marriage luck is good. Both personal and professional pursuits will be found satisfying. Finances will go well, with a possible windfall of some kind, Allen stresses. Chau says the Rooster will experience a benchmark year, a period of business expansion and the achievement of newer levels of success. Wealth luck is good. It’s going to be a turnaround year for prosperity. Put crystals in the west. Have an attitude of customer service, reliability and astounding after-sales efficiency. Invest heavily in the Philippines. Roosters are advised to try the suggested professions of traveler or travel writer, publicist, soldier or restaurant owner this year. Great months are March, July and October. The bad months are April, November and January 2013. The Rooster’s secret friend is the Dragon; its allies are the Ox and the Snake.

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Somebody that I used to know....Gotye feat. Kimbra

Sep. 3rd, 2011 | 06:28 pm

Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end
Always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger
And that feels so rough
You didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records
And then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
And I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know...

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger
And that feels so rough
You didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records
And then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

I used to know
That I used to know

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First time....2008

Sep. 18th, 2008 | 09:46 am

My first entry for 2008, and it's only Sept! More than 8 months into the year, so we're way past half-way and Sept is the first "ber" month which means Christmas is approaching pretty soon-ish :)

It's been a roller-coaster year so far, and I can feel that the remaining months will be just as high, low, hectic and lazy...with the recurring aura of uncertainty, having been present throughout this entire year

*sigh*

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[ FEW AND FAR BETWEEN ]

Apr. 15th, 2007 | 12:43 pm
mood: relaxedrelaxed

It's a record 2 posts in 1 month!

I can't believe the massive weight that has been lifted off my shoulders, and the freedom I've got to talk about what I've been dreaming of for the past +12months...

Now it is just a matter of putting it all together (finally!) and seeing where the wind blows :)

I've never felt more excited, nervous and happy...all at the same time! hehe

I can only imagine this feeling getting better and I can't wait :) xo

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TIME TO GO

Apr. 9th, 2007 | 11:02 am
mood: weirdweird

  • Gotta drop the R bomb tomorrow...fun!
  • Pat's 21st was hella hella fun :) Bitches please...
  • I'm obsessed with Akon..argh!
  • Things will never be the same again between you and me
  • Go Ana and Go Rexi...power team!
  • Why do people try to pick up people with the line "So do you have a myspace"? haha 3D-L
  • I <3 Heroes!
  • I'm amazed at where my interests lie!

    More jibber-jabber in 3 months time...ha! JR xo
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    [ FOREVER AND A DAY ]

    Dec. 4th, 2006 | 09:41 pm

    So its been that long since I last posted...well just over 2 months actually. Its now summer, I've currently got a week off work, Christmas and New Years are round the corner and I'm having a ball :) I'm completely loving Neutral Bay. If you had asked me 12 months ago where would I be living in years time...I would've said London for sure. London with my wog and my king and the three of us never looking back! Strange how things work out, well not strange, but interesting how completely different things hold you back compared to your purpose for having stayed. There are times when I wonder where my head and heart would be at if I'd made the move as I had planned, but its pretty amazing where they are both at now and it would never have happened if I didn't stay. Agh and I hate to admit it, no thats a lie, I'm kinda proud...I miss home a lot ie. my parents home. Moving out is fantastic, but there is nothing like the home of your parents that just feels so safe and loving :)

    Anyhoo, bit of a recap to jog my memory - both now and later down the track!

  • Made the move first weekend of Sept
  • Obsessed with Project Runway (team Daniel V!) and Rockstar Supernova (team Toby!)
  • Margz' birthday at Bondi Social - very cool lil joint *mental note to go back*
  • Mum's birthday at Wildfire, omigosh *drool* need I say more
  • Cris' hens night and all the girls at Bec's and my place for the first time :)
  • My first Syd FC game and just so happened to be in the corporate box, sitting oh so close to Frank L - I felt like I was near a damn celebrity haha - Bertie and I got smashed :)
  • Nicko & Cris' wedding - a bittersweet and bizarro day (for me! not of the couple)
  • MG and Cristian's engagement party then chillin' in Syl's hood haha soo nice
  • Mel's farewell dinner and drinks - sad and omg like soo drunken, did my head-in amongst other things
  • I turned the big quarter-century...celebrated in 80's style
  • Harbourlife :D :D :D It.Totally.Rawked.
  • Back into the netball, although indoor now. And back into the touch footy.

    So hot right now: summer weather, daylight savings, chilln on the beach on big beach towels, summer dresses, sistas!, 15mins door to door, sweet balm, day parties........

    So over it right now: my limited shoe collection (I need more!), wasted days/weekends with hangovers, 110% effort and only 10% return, lack of internet at Neutral Bay, lack of cable TV (esp MTV) at Neutral Bay......
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    [ RAH RAHHHH ]

    Aug. 26th, 2006 | 06:52 pm
    mood: amusedamused

    Loving right now........

    YOUTUBE, temperature - sean paul, project runway season 2, NCIS, chester bennington, hips don't lie - shakira, cremorne/neutral bay, spring carnival & soon-to-be summer weather, J5's new album, being at home, lucas neill, sexyback - JT, PITNB

    Loathing right now.........

    fakers & liars - don't tell me shit and not mean it, oh yeah and flavours of the month and friendships based on status...i ain't buying it and its annoying

    i love lists :)

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    [ SO I DON'T FORGET ]

    Jul. 8th, 2006 | 06:59 pm
    mood: tiredtired

    List of TV shows on DVD that I want:

    Beverly Hills 90210, NCIS, Degreassi Junior High, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Nanny

    Damn you EZY DVD for being out of stock on ALL of the above :(

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    [ LONG IN-BETWEENS ]

    Jul. 3rd, 2006 | 10:06 pm
    mood: disappointeddisappointed
    music: Don't Know Why - Norah Jones

    Another 2 months since I last posted! Re-capping right now would be near impossible. I do feel the need to mention a truly grand event........Gina and Tot's wedding because that day, and the lead up, has been more than I could imagine and hoped for :) Words cannot describe the fun, happiness, love and bitter sweetness I felt that day for Gina, Tot, them as a couple, my family, my friends, my life and life in general. *BIG CHEERS* to the Mr and Mrs :D

    Okay, so now I feel the urge to re-cap haha...here we go...life since 2 months ago in bullet point:

  • Big Brother 2006 entertainment to the maximus
  • Crazy bridesmaids on patrol - first stop the races & booty bar, second stop Melbourne for some C's & D's
  • Not so crazy bridesmaids when the bride treated us to hot springs and a massage...ahhhh absolute heaven :D
  • Maybz is the cutest - my lil sis I never had haha
  • Head on TV..go the Footy Show, Sterlo rawks, dosh in my pocket
  • My King left :( I miss him but it won't be long before we're reunited!
  • He admitted it and its official...oooooooooooooooooooooh
  • Terrigal finale..bizarre...but the memories are still strong and everyone knows it
  • Strategy Day for work @ Balmoral
  • Swans Ladies lunch - gotta love the wine and dine!
  • Jade & Cindy VS Industrie haha...hell yeah Jade & Cindy won :)
  • Adge's birthday at Moulin - good times as always, I missed My King though
  • My Wog jetted off...I should've just gone with him dammit
  • Retail therapy re-surfaces after being in hiding for 6 MONTHS!!! Ohh the JOY!!! I <3 my all my purchases...especially my tom ford "whitney" occhiali and mimco clutch
  • Soccer and World Cup fever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Starting with AUS v GREECE in Melbourne :) Japan was the greatest comeback kid moment, Brazil was a showcase of our hardwork, Croatia was proof of our awesome form and why we deserve to be in the 2006 World Cup.....Italy was sheer example of the cruelty of the game and how form and effort doesn't guarantee you a win. Socceroos are absolute heroes - Cahill, Kewell, Viduka, Neill, Moore, Schwarzer
  • Bad bad baaaaaaaad cough from lack of sleep from late night soccer :P
  • Discovery of a whole new world of hot hot hotties, i mean! hot hot talent haha....Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Kaka, Japan's goalie, Figo and plenty more
  • I want to see a POR v ITA World Cup finale...POR to win :)
  • DFP 4 = Procrastination at its best, or should I say worst?!?!
  • Never again to a spray-tan :P
  • Marco John Lorenzo Sackett born on 7th June 2006 - absolute cutie :D
  • Discovery of BIG sandwich on Pitt St, next to Hungry Jacks..whooo hooo!!!

    Enough re-capping!!

    Now I can't be bothered to write what I really wanted to write :( Basically if we're not a on the same page then I don't trust you, and if I don't trust you, I don't like you...EEEK aye?!!?!
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