You take me as I am
Into your new scarred hands
and when I run so far away
you always call me back again
into your open arms
not matter what ive done
amazing grace has found me here
because of what you've done, for me

PlanetShakers - Weight of the World

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First Day of Work.
Monday, February 27, 2006

It's the first day. And I wouldn't say it was a bad one. All I did was stare at the computer today. Okay, okay, not stare. Drafted plans for a landed property. I feel like damn stupid la. I drafted one floor, then realised that my scale was totally wrong. Wasted like half a day? Brought work home to do, but don't know whether can finish by tomorrow or not. Hopefully can, then can proceed on to fill in details of what the client wants. The project is like mine like that, the furnishings that the owner sent to the company via email, was given to me. I got to get my measurements right, the kitchen is a little too big.

My boss is a little ''kee-siao'', and when the company is soooo quiet. No one talks while working. Weird. And my PC doesn't even have a media player to play my mp3s. Sheesh.

But I like it. It's nice.

Random thought of the day.. I want to go Karaoke-ing.

On My iTunes: Shou Fang Kai - Li Sheng Jie

Rainbows still Occur. @11:08 pm

Friday, February 17, 2006

I told you, but you wouldn't listen to me right?

My work is almost over. I'm tired and knackered, and I just want to be in shorts right now. So uncomfortable. Sleep is going to be the first thing I'll do when I get home. Hee.

Black House Studio has decided to go for their first annual dinner. Don't know what some people who are not in Black House are doing coming along. But no matter. Then there's our singing session next week! Yes, this is what I've been looking forward to.

Got to wait for Wanling to finish her presentation before I can go home with my laptop. Okay, I'm going to sleep for a bit now. Yawnnn

Rainbows still Occur. @3:43 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Werk Werk Werk. That's all there is to life now. My eyes hurt from staring at the computer since 10pm last night till 5am this morning, and then again from 10pm to 2pm. My back feels hunched and it hurts as well. It's crazy! All I want is my bed now. It'll be good. Hmm.

Should I go down to Safra tonight? I haven't checked out Thursday league yet. Let's see if I can wake up after going to 'konk' out after submission. But I'll most probably stay home, complete my Exhibition Design and uh, Communications report. I had enough of bowling for awhile.

I need my bed.

Rainbows still Occur. @2:09 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Submissions are driving me crazy. Well, ok, not really. Vidz is not installing on my laptop and its getting frustrating. This means I can only do my work at home on the desktop. Grr. Okay, SIP final briefing today. SIP starts in 2 weeks. Man, that's fast.

Come on Vidz, load quickly. What's with the 1 seconds?!

Rainbows still Occur. @1:31 pm

Monday, February 06, 2006

Boring. That's not the only vocabulary for this class though. Pretty much useless, the last 2 communication skills subject. I just need my attendance because if I don't get it today, I'm debarred. There's supposed to be a presentation today, but then none of the groups did any work. Yes, that's right, you heard me, none. Okay, except Xiang's group. Hardworking bunch.

Adrian tells me to get the contacts, Siyuan says otherwise. Guess then I'll get a third opinion.

Actually I need to get started on the plan of my staircase, which I have not done. And then there's the sections using the grids, of which I have no idea how to do. I've done the absolutely brilliant thing of leaving my book I wanted to use for reference at home. Well done! hur.

It's the final 2 weeks, that mean, sleepless nights for the design students. Welcome to our life.

Rainbows still Occur. @1:36 pm

It's Just Me...
Thursday, February 02, 2006

My name's Astoria, most commonly known as astO to people in TP. There's nothing special or much about me, I'm just like an common girl you meet in your walk of life that's easily forgettable. One that is naive and easily trusting, which leads to disappointment in later days.

I love my best mates in school (which are Super(duper)Hui, Director/CEO Xin Yi (Da Jie Da or Zhou TaiTai), Design Consultant Michelle, Creative Director Sheena, Chief Designer PingPing Jie, my U2 iPod friend Siyuan, and I could go on forever but I've decided not to. They're my light and my foundation when I start to weaken, especially SuperHui. The people with the titles are the Black House Studios staff of which I'm Managing Director. We're still looking for a Director of Finance so we can recieve our paychecks, of which our CEO is still not giving us.. haha. I better shut up about it before I get fired.

My hobbies include drinking coffee (or rather tea) after classes with the whole bunch of Black House Studios staff in Design canteen. With legs propped up on the bench structure, we'll lament about the days left and all sort of rubbish our minds can come up with. Da Jie Da, don't forget, you have to wear a dress at my wedding cause you're my bridesmaid and yes yes, the entire BHS will wear jeans at yours.

Baking is another hobby. I've not unleashed my full force of baking goods yet, but I doubt you'd want that day to come. Jason, trust me, with you trying to lose weight and wanting me to unleash full force, you'd just pile on the pounds. Really. So if you want to gain weight, look for me. However, do so when my oven has been repaired. I think my Kenwood Chef Classic mixer is starting to get lonely without her partner. My favourite thing to do are cakes, especially the speciality ones, like uh, the map of China, and Jerry's Mini Cooper. My next target is (hurhur) a Nikon camera. Which means I need to start on learning sugarcraft. My kitchen is too small and I need things like a marble slab, a turn table...

Forgive me, I'm rambling on.

And then there's bowling , which I think I'm really useless at. I don't know what I'm playing at by keep trying and yet still fail. Discouragement is what I feel. Sigh. Sings, "Take this ocean of pain that is mine, throw me a lifeline..."

Ahh, last but not least. Writing. I love to write, but with me in Design school, the ability is not given the chance to shine because basically I'm just drawing and constructing models out of technical board (which reminds me I need to get a wider blade penknife). I got the feedback that one work of mine is like a song that can be sung during offering in church and another friend wants to try putting music to it. It's nice just thinking about it, gets you feeling all nice inside. haha.

Postnote: If you're wondering why in the world I have an introduction to myself is because I need to write something. I don't have what you call a writer's block currently but I'm in the middle of writing some lyrics or poems (though they don't rhyme, so it's not nessesarily a poem) and I need to let some rubbish out. So there you go. Hur.

Rainbows still Occur. @3:00 am