Beach

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

I spend the last 3 weeks in Bali. Originally, I plan to stay there for 2 until 3 months, but for some personal and shitty reason I came home sooner. In that 3 weeks I was lucky enough to visit some of the most beautiful beach I have ever seen, and thought I share some of the pictures I took.

Kuta Beach

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Seminyak Beach

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Blue Point 

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I don’t know the name of this last beach. I think it’s a private beach, my friends and I found it and decided to play there for awhile. Oh, and this one is my favorite. It’s so peaceful there.

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500 Things to do Before I Die (Part II)

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

Hello, again! This is part two of list of things I wanted to do before I die. The things including places I want to see or just random stuffs that other people see interesting and I want to try, and in no particular order as I just scribble on my notes every time I think of something. And I realize that I may never be able to accomplish some of these things as it require a lot of money that I don’t have, but hey, a girl can hope. I first wrote this list on 2010 and still continue to complete it until now. The ones in bold are the things that I already done.

101. Get an infinity tattoo.

102. Attend the funeral of someone I didn’t know that well (my former best friend’s dad)

103. Make new friends (wave and blow kisses to my twitter friends. Love y’all!)

104. Set foot on all seven continents (I really hope this will happen sometime in my future)

105. Learn to Rollerblade (I have a crappy balance, this is a challenge)

106. Ice skating (I got bruises on my arms, knees and pretty sure my ass. But it was worth it)

107. Become known for something I cook (I’ve been told that my pancake and pasta are to die for)

108. Solve a Rubik cube (I’ve tried. But man, those shit are hard)

109. Finish a jigsaw puzzle (God, I love puzzles)

110. Become a collector of something that fascinates me

111. Learn to speak another language fluently (Guess how many languages I speak ;))

112. Swim with a dolphin (or dolphins, I love them)

113. Skinny-dipping (pure curiosity)

114. Tell someone the story of my life, spare no detail (this will result in depression to that someone. So maybe I’m just gonna write a book, and the readers can start a group therapy)

115. Drink beer at Oktoberfest

116. Swim in the ocean

117. Learn archery (I LOVE archery. I think Legolas will be proud with my archery skill)

118. Learn to fire a rifle

119. Go to a shooting range

120. Learn fluent sign language (I can do the basics, but still can’t do it fluently)

121. Learn the Arabic alphabet

122. Go on a helicopter ride (Preferably with Christian Grey driving)

123. Visit Basillica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

124. Stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden (it’s a hotel made of ice! Come on!)

125. Allow yourself to make mistakes

126. Learn how to take compliments (I always think that people have a hidden agenda when they gave me compliments)

127. Get a Masters (preferably through a scholarship)

128. Meet your favorite author (since Agatha Christie, Tolkien and Ludlum are all died, so that leaves J.K Rowling, Heather Huffman, J.M. Darhower, Debra Anastasia and Sylvain Reynard)

129. Invest in real estate

130. Drive a Lamborghini or a Ferrari (even if they’re not mine)

131. Buy my first home

132. Own a canopy bed

133. Build my own private library (I LOVE books)

134. Take up yoga

135. Donate blood (I can proudly say that I donate blood regularly now)

136. Donate clothes I no longer use

137. Take a vow, keep it.

138. Find the love of my life (it doesn’t have to be a life partner)

139. Go on that trip that keeps getting postponed with my loved one.

140. Kiss someone so passionately.

141. Got so drunk till I don’t remember anything.

142. Attend a new year’s eve party abroad.

143. Overeat for a week (preferably in another country)

144. Take a sexy photo of myself

145. Go to Las Vegas

146. Go to Thailand

147. Got into a fight to defend someone (repeatedly)

148. Give a panhandler all of my money in my wallet.

149. Spend a weekend at a silent retreat.

150. Find inner peace.

151. Learn to live in the now

152. Go on a blind date

153. Ride a motorcycle (junior to high school)

154. Make a difference in at least one person’s life.

155. Smash food into someone’s face (looks fun in the movies)

156. Sleep for more than 24 hours

157. Create a YouTube video

158. Change someone’s mind about something I care deeply about

159. Go camping

160. Visit a renaissance fair (preferably with costume)

161. Witness an eclipse

162. Skipped my school reunions

163. Try egg benedict

164. Try escargot

165. Kiss someone at midnight on new year’s eve.

166. Visit a winery

167. See a Broadway Show (Magical Musical at Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia)

168. Participate in a cancer charity

169. Jump off a high cliff into the ocean

170. Go on a safari

171. Eat at the undersea restaurant

172. Participate in Halloween party

173. Watch the fireworks over Sydney Harbor on New Year’s eve

174. Hold a snake

175. Ride a gondola

176. Stayed up for more than 24 hours (thesis is a bitch)

177. Stop feeling guilty

178. Buy a car

179. Buy an incredibly expensive lingerie

180. Get in a physical fight

181. Go on a holiday with my best friend (it was a disaster but we had fun)

182. Go to a nightclub

183. Get my palms read

184. See a psychic (my mother dragged me into this)

185. Get a tarot card reading (again, MOTHER)

186. Get hypnotized

187. Go to a vacation, tell no one.

188. Sung karaoke

189. Walked on a beach by moonlight

190. Joined a prayer group

191. Receive flowers

192. Gambling with money

193. Go to a strip club

194. Jump into a pool fully clothed

195. Attend a murder mystery dinner

196. Go to a masquerade

197. Buy a wig and wear it all day out in public

198. Save someone’s life

199. Meet someone famous (someone famous that I actually care)

200. Make my own birthday cake.

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I’m Grateful for My Friends

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

I read a lot of books this past month. Don’t get me wrong, I read a lot before too. But since I quit my job back in early October, I have nothing to do but read.  And I believe October is one of the happiest moment in my life. I’ve been working since I was a student in college and I literally never had a holiday. Yes, I’m one of those over achiever workaholic person (and can you believe that I’m only 23 years old?). So I take this chance to read as much as I could and to prove to my family that I can relax, they thought I worry too much, too uptight and don’t know how to relax (and I’m started to think that the might be right).

Why is October one of the happiest moment in my life? Here’s the thing, I don’t have many friends. I can count them with my fingers (1 to be exact. Actually there’s 2 but turns out she’s a backstabbing bitch, so…).  And I’m okay being alone, I chose to be that way, I like my privacy (that’s why I never have a boyfriend too). And a lot of people from schools and my former workplace just don’t get me (can you believe that one of my former colleague didn’t know who J.R.R Tolkien is but he can describe all of Rihanna’s tattoos?).  I’m one of those nerds who always sat in the corner reading a book. Back in high school I have a nickname; the ice queen. But, this past month I have hundreds of new friends. I met them in this social media called twitter.

Back in August I read this one book, Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard, the story itself is special, but what comes next, for me is a blessing. After reading the book (and it’s sequel; Gabriel’s Rapture) I found out that the author is involved in a lot of charities (I’m a sucker for charity). So I started to follow him on twitter along with the fans account.  From there, I met these amazing group of ladies who, just like me love to read (sadly, I can’t remember the first lady I befriended with. You see, August is a tough month for me). Anyhoo, the blessing doesn’t stop at that, I get to chat with authors, poets and other amazing people. I got the courage to write some book reviews which my friends said that they’re good reviews (and the authors themselves actually like my reviews). I know right? Talk about blessing. If you’d told me three months ago that I will have a lot of friends whose also a book junkie and actually like me for who I am (well, I’m assuming. My sister said “they like you because the don’t get to meet you.” But I chose to ignore that comment.) , I’d probably say “Dude, are you high? Nobody likes the nerd.”

I write this post to say just how grateful I am to meet my friends. Yes, I lose one person who I truly consider as my best friend (she’s the backstabbing bitch I was talking about earlier) but in return, I get a bunch of amazing people. And I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Of course it doesn’t change some things; my trust issue and my family issue are still there and other stuff (I’m still jobless, but currently it’s because I chose to). But when I talk to my friends, I can forget all of my problems for a while, and I’m really grateful for that.

Here are the names of the people that I’m grateful I met. I can’t mention all of you, but I do the best I can. And even though I didn’t mention some of your name you’re no less important than others.

Authors:

Sylvain Reynard

@sylvainreynard

#NewYorkTimes & #USAToday Best Selling Author of#GabrielsInferno & #GabrielsRapture.

Jennifer Probst

@jenniferprobst

NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy and erotic romance wth Gallery, Entangled, and Decadent. Children’s book author. Proud bad mommy. Come visit!

Debra Anastasia

@Debra_Anastasia

Author of ★☆Crushed Seraphim★☆ ★☆Poughkeepsie★☆Bittersweet Seraphim★☆

Heather Huffman

@Heathers_mark

I enjoy dancing with my kids. Love my horses & chickens. Springsteen fan. Abolitionist. Fair Trade supporter. Author of books with sparks & suspense.

Michelle Leighton

@mleightonbooks

New York Times bestselling author, lover of chocolate and coffee, a fool for love and a dork in her own right. Find me everywhere!

Friends

Gel

@gelytayz

A Proud Mom and a Wife.I may have no power over the future,but I have the freedom over the choices I make.Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ Getting *bookish* and I love it.

Iris~Elli

@Iris_Elli

Daughter,sister,friend,wife,lover,mother,teacher,singer,swimmer, reader, watcher, twi-slore, muse

Miss Cranberry

@RandomCran

On the blue sofa, underneath the purple blanket, forever dreaming of Aramis and sin.

Elena

@TwiArcady90

Italian obsessive reader. Lover of literature, theatre, ballet and movies. Reviewer on @BookTemptations. I can’t do without a book. Moderator at @GIFansItaly

Neda

@AminiNeda 

An avid reader, music lover and all around fun loving girl.

Karen Everett

@K_Everett

Namaste, Genealogist to the World. Passionate Reader. 4-H Volunteer, Dedicated to Charities and Community Service.

LT

@Elletee_ 

Stercus Accidit

Tamie

@twilightangel17

I read. Everyday.Period. I talk about books occasionally 😉 My favorite # is 17

SerendipitousMC

@SerendipitousMC 

Mom, wife, bureaucrat, writer. On FF.net and Livejournal as MeilleurCafe.

KATIE MAGNET 🙂 ™

@KatieMagnet FOLLOWS YOU

Never underestimate a Goddess.I swear, I rant but I have a heart of gold x Sarcasm as standard BA HonsEd RAF & Police background I support @CVOCCharity

Tammy-Louise Wilkins

@TammyLWilkins FOLLOWS YOU

Author of upcoming YA-Mature novel Temptation Bites. Tall, Too Smart, Sarcastic, Adviser, Model, Singer-Songwriter, Blogger & Aspiring Writer. #MUFC #Libra

Siobhan

@cocktailplease 

animal lover; nature enthusiast; book whore; purveyor of random thoughts; soft-hearted curmudgeon; sexy bitch

Hayley™

@SummerPanties

I love my lush hubby @1largepepsi #TheOne #ForeverLove, my sons, cuppa teas, romance, laughter, the colour red, movies, tattoos and motorbikes x #InThatOrder!!!

Caroline

@CarolineD_13

I love to read, dance, sing, laugh, and love. Living life to the fullest every day! Please insert other pretentious crap here.

Joan Gillen

@joangillen

Trying to live life & make a difference/Avid Kindle Book Reader/Hopeless

Romantic/Dreamer/Music Lover/Frustrated Singer & Dancer/Aspiring Traveler

Terry

@TerrytheNurse

Eclectic interests:former professor, loves public speaking, published Nursing writer, registered nurse, and passionate and appreciative reader.

Sal

@S_W36

Married mum of 3, lover of horse riding, reading, dog walking and tattoo’s

Poets

Kat Bastion

@KatBastion

Award-winning writer, pushing paper by day, inking my wildest fantasies by night. Join my adventure to published author and in my love for paranormal romance.

beth

@missb1331

lover of words, FEELS, and all things blush worthy. sometimes I write things down…. #poemup

Mon Ami

@YrMonAmi

Tormented Poet, Twisted Procreator of Short Stories, & Aspiring Erotica Writer http://www.pjbayliss.com  #YrMonAmi #50Truths

Mit

@MitMaras 

Just a Mom stepping into the writing world … humbly, scared, excited and proud.

Deidre

@laDEEda51

Passionate about words… Reading, writing, and hearing them spoken… Curiousity may have killed the cat, but I’ve unlocked limitless lives…

Angel

@Heavenly_haven

I wake with good intentions

Mr Darwin Blake

@DarwinBlake

Almost Famous Author. Cunning Linguists. Aspiring Poet. Friend To All.

Poetic Dreams

@_poeticdreams 

Enter my dreams…one by one…walk with me through to reality…

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S. Lewis

Neda ‏@AminiNeda

You know what I love about my twitter friends that they respect each other’s opinions and choices.

Thanks for stopping by 😉 xx

500 Things to do Before I Die (Part I)

O yeah, I have a list of things I wanted to do before I die. In fact, I pretty much have a list on anything (movies to watch before I die, books to read before I die, etc) and I will post all of those things in time. I will post 500 things to do before I die divide in 5 part, 100 things on each post. The things including places I want to see or just random stuffs that other people see interesting and I want to try, and in no particular order as I just scribble on my notes every time I think of something. And I realize that I may never be able to accomplish some of these things as it require a lot of money that I don’t have, but hey, a girl can hope. I first wrote this list on 2010 and still continue to complete it until now. The ones in bold are the things that I already done.

(Please forgive any wrong grammar or structure, it should be noted that English is not my first language.)

  1. Learn to play squash
  2. Take up fishing
  3. Learn how to bowl
  4. Take horseback riding lessons (I love horse, and it looks like fun if I can ride them)
  5. Skydive (this is the daredevil side of me talking)
  6. Have my portrait painted (I’m a sucker for a fine art, why not being the object for once?)
  7. Learn not to say yes when I really mean no (skeptical about this one)
  8. Learn sign language (language is one of my passion, I speak 3 languages at the moment)
  9. Learn to ballroom dance properly (I’ve never been dance before)
  10. Fall deeply in love – helplessly and unconditionally (this is the romance book reader part of me talking)
  11. Learn to scuba dive
  12. Go on a cruise (seems fun)
  13. Go bungee jumping (daredevil again)
  14. Try indoor climbing
  15. Ride on the Orient Express (my love for Hercule Poirot gave me the idea)
  16. Say the words “I Love You” to someone and truly mean it (wave and blow kisses to my twitter friends)
  17. Forgive my parents
  18. Write my will
  19. Take a ride on the highest roller coaster in the country (I LOVE roller coaster)
  20. Find a job I love
  21. Spend a whole day reading a great novel
  22. Donate money and put my name on something (maybe something like a bench in the park or even something bigger)
  23. Accept myself for who I am
  24. Ride the world’s largest Ferris wheels (wherever that is)
  25. Go whale – watching
  26. Give to a charity – anonymously
  27. Run a marathon
  28. Visit Sydney Opera House, Australia (there’s something about Australia that I always love, I just can’t quite put my finger on it)
  29. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
  30. Spend a day at Disneyland
  31. Have coffee on the sidewalk in Paris
  32. Visit The Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC
  33. See the actual Eiffel Tower
  34. Live in a foreign country for six months (Malaysia, January – July 2011)
  35. Fly the red eye
  36. Stand up to a bully
  37. Trash a hotel room (this one is difficult to accomplish as I know firsthand how hard it is for housekeeping employee to clean a trashed room. But I really want to try it though)
  38. Learn to play a bridge
  39. Dye my hair (black and red, not at the same time. I was born brunette)
  40. Learn how to perform at least one magic trick
  41. Fast for 3 days. Drink water only.
  42. Wear a really little black dress in public
  43. Settle down
  44. Leave something behind
  45. Scrapbooking
  46. Get married
  47. Design a house
  48. Avoid lying for one whole day
  49. Deliver a eulogy
  50. Change careers
  51. Change diapers
  52. Go to a movie alone
  53. Reconnect with religion
  54. Volunteer
  55. Get a tattoo
  56. Travel abroad
  57. Let go of my past
  58. Host a dinner party
  59. Read all of Agatha Christie’s mystery novels
  60. Get in touch with a long – lost friend
  61. Call the person I think I’ve most wronged. Apologize.
  62. Take a vacation without making a reservation (it was a disaster, won’t do it again)
  63. Throw a punch
  64. Pick the music for my funeral
  65. Buy a hat
  66. Help a stranger
  67. Carry a totem in my pocket
  68. Go to church every Sunday for a month
  69. Watch Casablanca
  70. Discover my life’s purpose
  71. Figure out my priorities
  72. Kick negative habits
  73. Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty
  74. Learn how to take criticism
  75. Develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence
  76. Face my greatest fears
  77. Become a better listener
  78. Eat a meal good enough to be my last
  79. Write a book
  80. Buy a designer item
  81. Get a complete makeover
  82. Get a college degree
  83. Forgive someone
  84. Create a financial strategy
  85. Stay up all night long and watch the sunrise (thanks to my insomnia)
  86. First kiss
  87. Scream as loudly as Ipossibly can
  88. Take an ice cold bath
  89. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  90. Backpacking
  91. Alphabetized my stuff (books and DVD)
  92. Smoke a cigar
  93. Sing in public
  94. Give up my seat (at theater, on a bus and monorail)
  95. Go on a shopping spree
  96. Spend a day at a 5 star spa
  97. Spend a weekend at a really expensive hotel
  98. Fly first class
  99. Kiss in the rain
  100. Take a martial art class

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