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Jun. 8th, 2011

I was writing this as a comment but it was getting too big!
Firstly, thanks for your concern. I didn't mean the post to sound so depressing.
I'm getting a bit over Chch due to the lack of jobs available/no money and the fact the city will never be the same - it probably will take years to rebuild. Not having a central place for good food and shopping (specialty and unique etc) is more difficult than you'd think. Not having a car doesn't help, we can't explore the suburbs. Thankfully there is a Westfield literally up the road from our place - but it doesn't compare to city shopping you know? It's all put a damper on Ben and my spirits - he isn't studying anymore - the uni was in a giant mess, subjects cancelled/postponed/wholly online and his drive just went.
We are getting there though :)
It's not all bad! I've seen some pretty cool things around the South Island and it's the weirdest things I miss/they don't have. Examples: honey - the don't allow imports due to their special Manuka flavour and most of the cheaper stuff is from florals. This is fine but being used to the Honey bee mix (which includes eucalyptus) it doesn't taste nice here at all! They also have about a 80-20 of creamed-liquid which I'm not used to. Subways don't have ketchup. I asked for tomato sauce and the closest option was Marinara sauce. My theory is kiwis are used to 'Watties' (owned by Heinz) tom sauce and would expect it if they asked for it on their sandwich but I think subway can't afford/is too cheap to buy watties so I have to go without (every kiwi thinks I'm weird for disliking watties sauce - thankfully they stock ketchup, even if only a few bottles)
Internet! I was on a combined phone/net plan of 150gbs for maybe $90/m in Aus. Over here, for about a month, the largest plan available for 10gb for $100/m - I'm not kidding. When we were setting up they had JUST bought out a plan for 40gb/m phone/net for $105/m with the option to buy extra 20gbs for $20/m (up to 80gb, can change size each month with no fee) Imagine a share house of 5 (like my old place) on 40gb!! The top companies have monopoly so the cost is ridiculous.
There is Movenpic icecream in the supermarket freezers! - about $11 for a tub - cheaper than in their Aus store I think?
Cadbury choc is super cheap, $3.15 a block not on sale :)
Fish n chips - maybe $2 per piece of fish and ridiculous amounts of chips for cheap. But thats not all. Having 'fish and chips' means having extras (and all the shops sell this) such as hotdogs (dagwood dogs to us, american hotdog is the one in the bun) hot donuts, spring rolls, pineapple rings, various other deep fried goodness.
Ice cream on a cone from dairy's (corner stores) I have only ever ordered a single scoop and paid no more than $2 but receive a mountain (2 well loaded scoops) of icecream EVERY time, no matter where we go. Why can't Aus bring back this cheap food thing ey?
The give way rules when driving are crazy and I get so confused (I'm only the passenger >> )
Bens input to what is better here : good looking people - grain of salt recommended for that one :P
The weather is definitely getting colder but so far so good, I have enough layers!
I didn't feel so great when I started this post, but getting it out there - I now feel so much better :) Life is tough but I have to hit the bottom at some point and it can only go up from there :) I'm learning new things about myself which needed doing.


I saw the Icecream Social photos and must say, I am sufficiently jealous! One of the tasty noms everyone brought and two the amazing hats! I miss everyone in Aus heaps and I'm thinking of you often.

I'm in the process of getting sick. Ben came back from a rather large weekend with a dead throat/no sleep and so sickness ensued. I've been looking after him and this morning had a sore throat, yipee! We fell asleep on the couches watching Dragon Ball Z today lol
This last paragraph proves I have gone off topic, so I shall stop typing!
/hugs miss you all
celia
turns out earthquakes happened.
chch isnt so much fun to be in anymore
no jobs
cold is getting cold

Jan. 5th, 2011

i am a journal entry
moving to new zealand in 14 days
bring on the snow and earthquakes
wtb self motivation for uni work
want to know why i dislike it so much
why have all the things i liked in high school become such a chore for me now
why is wow so important
want to go back before internet made things so easy and so hard
easy because id never have to have my life wasted in front of this screen
hard because then id never meet some of the amazing and not so amazing people i know from not around here and my education would be scarily lacking
i dislike working with friends in a team situation
i am your friend, we have great friend dynamics
we do not however have good team dynamics
please stop being so limpety
i say this every semester
why do i always group with them?
how much thinking is overthinking?
i dont like that i could convince myself to have a crush on someone who i just want to be friends with
distance sucks when you want to see/meet someone
distance is great when you want to make sure you never meet/see someone
how come being a girl makes you want my email  more? why dont u want to be my friend because im an awesome person?
i forget people have other friends
i never know where i stand
i dont like it when they are that one person i like to talk to most and i dont know if im not on top of their list too....
why dont people talk as much about friendships as they do about dating relationships
friends arent easy, be nice if there was something that took the first move out of them after a time apart
imagine this written on tea stained parchment witha  mug holding it down against the breeze
my mind is in a mellow place, sepia toned
someone hand me a box and inside it contains my direction and my passion please~

May. 16th, 2009

 so wishing to stretch my brains and be slightly more productive
my desk is a mess even tho i told myself i would clean it over a fortnight ago
i have trouble waking up, i sleep in for hours and not cause it feels good or im tired
and then i stay up late knowing i shouldnt fuck up my body clock like that
do want to run, but i dont
stopped good habits i thought i was forming
play waaay too much wow
and piles of works piling up
and even tho i finally have a non computer based project for myself, i somehow dont seem to do anything with it, ever
yay for pity party
i have watched some more tv shows/movies ive had sitting around for ages - to most it looks like another form of wasting time - yeh it is - but for me, its not wow, and so its kinda ok

productivity kgo!

Apr. 21st, 2009

 six months of silence
surprisingly lots has changed
finished 2nd yr uni
started last yr
i graduate in decemeber if i pass
first boyfriend
first break up
new outlook on life
have no direction in life
have no passion
is searching for it
started running
stopped running
telling myself to start again
feeling completely lost with my camera and where to start
found out what it feels like to be able to talk to someone who GETS you
had a 20th birthday
first time very tipsy and at a club
found some new friends
old friends have become better friends
seen some good movies
seen some bad ones
is sick of being lazy
but too lazy to do anything bout it
sexual revolution
and liking it

so im myself, but i feel like im a bit more me
learning to understand and listen to my mind and body on all matter of issues
thought i was a lot smarter than i was, but intelligent doesnt equal smart
and naive is better than stupid
having that late teens/early 20s midlife crisis methinks but at least its starting to get to the other side 

*shrugs*
 so
uni is nearly done for the year
thank goodness
now onto holidays
4 months
i need a job
i plan to get one this or next week after my last assignment is handed in
becuase i reall y need the money for my after uni plans and 4 months is an awful long time to sit on my ass
plans for next yr are slowly taking shape
i think im going to spend a year in america working at walt disney world (pending actually getting in) then 2 years in canada working ski fields during the season and in quebec during off seasoin cause they speak lotsa french there
dilemma more closer to home at the moment is chosing my electives for next year
ihave one in each semester and im thinking of doing alanguage. problem is which
i want to do french and japanese
sighs
parents say french, i say jap, but only on a totally infatuated with japan at the moment level
i know french would be smarter cause its more used and i know it already
sighs
wrath of the liche king isa rriving in 12 days
yay for slothness and not yay for so much disconnecting im gona kill some one
and go undead mages
they rule
two whole cities now, this is awesome
(this is wow talk now....)
i gota get into wow lore, i think id really enjoy it
*goes to find ebooks to download*

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Oct. 5th, 2008

 I've refreshed my Gnommish. It came back fairly quickly, now I'll be writing in it for days.
For those interested, or not, here is the complete translated text from Artemis Fowl: A Time Paradox: (liberty has been taken on punctuation, the People don't have as complex a grammar system as ours)

From the collected correspondence of Opal Koboi.
A series of letters between Opal Koboi inmate number 1 100 0 101 Atlantis maximum security penitentiary and Wing Commander Vinyaya, Haven Council.
Koboi: My dear Wing Commander, while I realise that my first probation hearing is not due for four hundred years I feel that it would be in the Peoples best interests to release me before then. After all the humans are becoming more sophisticated daily and a genius such as myself will be needed to ensure that fairy technologys remain superior to human technology.
Vinyaya: Dream on Koboi. You're in prison. Accept it.
Koboi: I am sensing negative vibrations you Wing Commander. Do not be so quick to judge. People can change surely you accept that. I admit that once I found the idea of being the planets supreme power an  attractive one but who hasn't secretly nurtured the dream of wiping out humanity and utterly dominating ones own peers. I see now that this dream might be unacceptable to some narrowminded fairies and i am prepared to swear on my pixie honour that should I be released I would not attempt to take over the world again.
Vinyaya: On your pixie honour. Wow. I'll send the transfer shuttle right over.
Koboi: I see now Wing Commander that you never had any intention of sending the transfer shuttle right over. In fact you were being sarcastic. Mocking me from the safety of Police Plaza in Haven. I waited for weeks before I realized that the shuttle was not coming for me. I packed my belongings so that I would be ready. Including my collection of model sea horses which I fashioned from chewed cardboard. My favourite sea horse's Twinky and Goodboy were broken in the process. Twinky cries every night over her severed tail and Goodboy does not look so dashing without his head. Your callousness leaves me no alternative but to place you on my revenge list. When I am finally free of this horrible place and elevated to my rightful position as queen of the world you will take my place in this cell and I will send my troll minions to issue daily beatings with batons fashioned from sea horse tails. A fitting punishment I am sure you agree.
Vinyaya: See you in four hundred years.

Ok I hate my handwriting. not the letters but the slanting, so the end of one line is in line with the beginning of the previous one, so reading it is hard...
But I wasn't actually looking as I wrote, so kudos to me for making it legible.
I am just seeing Vinyaya grin as he writes that last line, thinking 'Yes, see you in 4 hundred years when I'm the one who has to review your case and decide whether or not to release you' This would be an evil grin.

Oct. 4th, 2008

 ive almost finished watching the entire series of buffy
just started season 7 today, hoping to be done by the end of the weekend
have nothing really to say
im going to play more solitaire

Sep. 19th, 2008

 le sigh
another phone call from father
it seems every time i return home or see or talk to my parents a bunch of topics is always discussed

more study
less wow/games
lose weight/more exercise
get a job
what ARE you going to do when you finish uni...

and the send love to my cat andthe reply, yes shes been hissing at us, and ooh i love the dog, hes been all cute as usual ( im not a dog fan, mostly on principle that he now gets all the love and SOMEONE has to be pro cat in the family)
i love my parents. i relly do, i dont really mind talking about these things time and time again, even if i do end up feeling a little guilty about being a bad daughter and not fixing any of the above
but thats just me and both my parents and i know that they rant because its what parents DO, so even though they genuinely are concerned for me, they realise they are also parents being parents.

but yes, tonight father asked me what i was doing for the midsem break. i said i was coming home to play fable 2 all week (then realised it was coming out for swot vac, not midsem) he wasnt happy, and even more so when i said it was actually swotvac
so im now staying in brisbane that week, writing an essay not on fable 2 like i thought i could, but something else cause i cant keep track of what month im in.
he also brought up the job question.
i dont want anotehr job till unis over cause im actually doing some work. but if i leave it there wont be any jobs there for the holidays and parents will not be impressed.
so. im off to write a resume and go job hunting tomorrow.
i want to work in a bookshop (ive mentioned it before) so im going to head round to all the ones i can find first. even the swanky ones. because practice at talking to people is practice. and practice makes perfect, or just less nerves. maybe. i am not yet convinced.
failing a bookstore, well im not sure. i think ill go round to places on the street that look vaguely promising and leave the malls till last. 
a friend suggested newsagencies, but i want to work in a shop rather than a counter. failing all of the above, i could go back to mrs fields. i do not want this to become an option. not becuase i hate the place, but on principle, i LEFT, what good does going BACK do me? (apart from the munnys... )

i hate writing my resume
i never know what the employer is looking for
though now i have seen a billion different ones i sort of know what not to do, if only id payed attention

have you ever tried to write a book?

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