a collection of breaths

14 July 2016
3rd post of the week just because I'm feeling a little extra 100%. My 2nd UY challenge of the year kicked off on Monday, 6 week Body Bikini Challenge. This time there's no deposits so you've got to pay $700+ for the program and there's a little photoshoot with your UY team mates after. If 9in6 was more about getting comfortable with cardio and HIIT exercises, the BBC is about lifting heavy weights and working out till the point of physical failure. 

I've lost a fair bit of body fat through the 9in6, so the BBC will be about toning and strengthening my muscle groups.  

Its funny coz I'm already very comfortable with lifting heavy weights from 2013. Its the cardio part that I used to resent and put off but the 9in6 changed that. Now I'm happy with both. 

Got lots of things done this week too, finally moved my dryer from my apartment balcony to above my house after procrastinating the task for YEARS. So now the balcony area is all cleared and I'm gonna spend the rest of this week decorating the fuck out of it. Hehe. Took my sister to the Dandenong Ranges yesterday for a little drive zig zagging trees and for scones at Miss Marples.  

Anyway, below are some pics I took from end of April onwards and just food, outings etc. 


fulton family

12 July 2016
If you're wondering what a "Fulton" is, its actually the name of an apartment here in Melbourne. 
On Franklin St, to be exact. Where my apartment, Milano is.  

So funny story. I've been hanging out with these group of people for more than a year now. Last year, we used to congregrate every fridays and weekend nights after uni at a friend's place a few blocks away from mine. Then this year, the whole lot of them (like 7 people) moved to Fulton which is on the same freaking street as me!!! Its freaking great, being so close to your friends. Literally 4 minutes away (I timed myself, from lobby to lobby). Hahahahah. Plus, Franklin St is the shortest street in the city. 

I'm actually the youngest lol. The only one still in bachelors - all of them completed their bachelor's at Melb Uni (except Faiz) but I only started hanging out with them after they graduated.. Most of them have graduated, working or doing post-grad in Melbourne Uni. So the ones with uni have a muuuuuch hectic timetable than I do because they're all doing architecture, chemical engineering, medicine and dentistry.

 I've been spending lots of time with the Fulton family this year. They make me so incredibly happy and its just always nice to see everyone, everyday. 

Its funny coz even though we see each other so often, photos are rarely taken together. So here are a few that I managed to compile from a few months ago. 

shereen / culinary school

Hello, its been a while :) 

Parents flew down 3 weeks ago just for 3 days to send Shereen to Melbourne for her culinary school. I can't believe my baby sister's in college guys. In my head she's always 14. Its been really nice having Shereen around in the house, less empty and lonely. 

I miss my parents so much coz it was a crazy short trip. They're coming again in August hopefully with Faiz's parents so that'll be sweet. 

I'll try and blog 2 posts today so I won't dilly dally with the banter. 

bella turns 21

03 July 2016
Bella just turned 21 yesterday and threw a bomb party at her place! The theme was "come in your best op shop gear" so the options were endless. You can dress up or dress down and come in a wedding gown, or a golfing outfit - anything! Really fun theme and challenges you to be incredibly creative. 

Happy birthday Bella! You are such a beautifuuuuuuul soul and I'm grateful to have you as a support system. You make me laugh so much and you're always there when I need a shoulder to lean on. You are kind and loving and I hope you start giving credit where credit is due, because its about damn fucking time you realise the beautifulness and perfection, that is, well, you.

Have a 21st birthday baby!!!! I wish we could go back to our 6-7 year old selves and give them a high five for becoming friends at Sutera Harbour Kiddies club while our parents play golf... We've done pretty well as 20 year olds and I can't wait for the years to come. 

You're stuck with me for life. Happy birthday, best friend!!!!
I love us and the way we love each other. 

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