Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Including this post I've gone 11 posts~cheer!!
This semester seems so harsh...
But's over now..over now* hohoho
And I'm going home again...
people always say that I go back too frequently,,
well......am i ? I don't thing i'm homesick''' I have many friends here and I enjoy the life here,
however still I miss the memories and the people of where I grow up,
One year ago I left, and came to a new envirnment by myself, I've no friends here, no relatives and never been here before. I wonder now can I be so brave to live alone...??
Time passes really fast,
Three semesters have gone already.
It's so excited that after you paid efforts and struggled for the whole 12 or 13 weeks and can go back to meet your family and your old friends, eat at the restaurants that you familiar with and sleep on your old bed~~feel so gd.
HAHA, I AM LEAVING TODAY=]
p.s. Thx vien for look aftering my kitty.
Friday, September 01, 2006
I LOVE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL!!
It also known as "Moon Festival", which is kind of traditional Chinese festival, at the 15th August of Chinese lunar calendar,,so it's around September or October every year. It was used to celebrate the success of a revolution in the past. In history, people put some small pieces of paper into the mooncakes for communication for the revolution. But today mooncakes have turned into a "must-eat" item of the festival. And there are so many different favours, beside the traditional egg-yolk fillings, we now have green tea, coffee, chocolate, mango, strawberry......so creative and so deliscious! Incredible!! Here in sydney there're some food stalls and supermarkets start selling these mooncakes now,coooooool ~ check it out in China Town!!
On that day, kids play lanterns and candles on the streets, usually in a group of friends. Since I started schooling, I hang out with my friends on that night every year!! It used to be a school day and we hv to go to school in the morning but it's really excited on that day coz everyone just planning how are we gonna celebrate after school. The next day must be a public holiday so we can play till midnight or ever overnight~~
For familys, the mid-autumn festival has another special meaning. As that day it must hv a full moon, it signifies reunion of a family. Chinese people like to hv a dinner with all family members gather together, after dinner, chat and eat mooncakes under the moon. Interesting right? I remember one year there was a eclipse just right on the same day.....so everyone just went to the beach or some peaks to look at that....so nice to hv such an experience. And how luckly this year I can go back home to celebrate and hv dinner with my family. [Reunion]hahaha=]
But I guess to Australian, it sounds a bit weird......the climatic system is totally opposite with the Northern Hemisphere....so coming up should be spring and summer. Mid-Autumn is far far away......yea, exactly! If I am staying here in Sydney, I doubted that whether I can ever know which day is the festival.....this year is the 6th October!!Remember that!!
Also, there are so many community activities, performances, games, lantern exhibitions.....too much to remember! REALLY SPEND SOMEDAYS TO HONG KONG to feel that amazing atmosphere!
Friday, August 25, 2006
combined spider cats!!
Those pictures are found on a kitty's webblog. I love cats, suddenly after I adoptted one from the Cat Protection Society in New Town. Well....but i'm not gonna talk about my kitty, coz that's too much that I wanna say. When looking at the pictures, I recalled my childhood. I was once climbing on the wall like that....crazy!! It's like when we are young, we would do whatever we like, and so naught to climb up a high place then jump to the ground. I even used the long coffee table as a slide''' that's so much fun! Aiiiiii, I wonder if I can ever do it again*0*
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
And I thought of my grandmother....
She passed away last February. Every one went back to my birthplace, Nanjing, to attend her funeral, but except me....coz i'm still in sydney n everything just so sudden, I even don't know how to react. After watching the film, I really really wanna go back to Nanjing, to see her again, to meet my relatives....My situation is simply the same as Drew, left the hometown for ages and went to places to places.......when I go back, all of them will welcome me and make all kind of food i like, play together, sing together.....but I don't know when, maybe years n years later. Now I feel so regret. Why don't me just go back at that time?? I should, seriously.
Those days when I was packing things, I found a neckace given from my grandma. I miss her so much!!!! I remember the smell of chicken wings and pan fried fillet she made. I remember the soft yelling of hers when me and my sister were fighting. I remember the tickling sensation when her nails scratches my neck as she unbuttoned the top collar for me when I was young. I remember seeing her lying on the table in a peaceful state.
I remember the smile on her gentle face.
People always say: when we are growing up, we seem to see more, learn more, experience more; however we might have forgotten the most important and most beautiful things in our lives. Very true indeed.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The stories strengthens my belief in that every single person on the planet has their own soulmates. We will meet this person throughout our life. Whether or not we will spend the rest of our lives with him/her is a completely different issue. Some might say such statement is ridiculously naive but having a belief is better than pointlessly wandering in the path of life. If the person you love turns into history, why not take it as a sign that it's time to step forward and find or wait for the soulmate to come? Even if the partner in past tense was your soulmate, at least the happiness once existed right? Regret is not wise. Treasure the unforgettable moments deep down in your heart, because you are the only person who is able to taste it.
I should stop this ranting.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
This year, thousands of them failed...
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Last Saturday, I walked around the L'occitane in QVB....wooo, not attracted but its products, but the dry lavender instead. Dropping down $10, I took one pack home for decoration. Sunday morning when I woke up, the whole living room is full of the lavender smell!!! I was so amazed. Not as strong as those electronic air fresheners, but so natural and so real!! That's just incredible. I know lavender has been used as kind of fragrance added in toilette, hand cream, shampoo, soap, room spray and some other similar stuffs. The essential oil of lavender can help relaxing and refreshing. Well, that's nothing new...however when I chatted with my friend, who is a crazy lavender lover, I learnt a lot more...and so much surprised.....
Lavender is eatable. Beside the japenese use it to make creative cheese cake, most people drink it as flower tea, by adding some dry lavender in hot water with honey. It would reduce stress and refine skin. Something unexpected is, it also has been used as medicine to cure headache, stomach-ache, insomnia, cough and bad breath. Just can't imagine how smart human are. Maybe some days later I gonna eat my lavender when I get mad with the assignments.