Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Rachelle's 21st

Some pics from Rachelle's Birthday.... JR made her cry.... he called her saying he was the bloke who owned the hall and for her to come later at 7pm because the septic tank went ballistic..... mind you we were going there at 2pm to prepare the hall and food.... poor bugger she cried becuase she was s000 stressed out! There was a lot of food left over, so right now im still eating left overs from saturday night! aha!
That's JR behind the MJ mask....scary!!!!!

This photo makes me laugh!!!!

Meanwhile... THE SWANS WON..... woot wooot!!!! The game was awesome, we were seated at the concourse... so we saw everything!!! I hope they win the Finals.... they are against West Coast.... come on the SWANS!!!!!! Freakin Liam was seated at the corporate box...boooo! ahahaha

Friday, September 22, 2006

AFL..... go the Swans!!!

Tonight Tim and I will be watching the footy @ Telstra Stadium.... its the preliminary finals.... Sydney vs Fremantle!!! YAY Go Sydney Swans!!! represent!!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


This is just something to think about its by Marianne Williamson

'Our Deepest Fear is that We Are Powerful Beyond Measure '

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Hieu & Rhodora's Wedding!

They finally tied the knot after 7 years of dating!! unfortunately I did not get to attend the wedding because I had a stack of uni work to do.... but I did attend the reception (how Filo!). The reception was at Canley Vale and it was a really nice function hall.... very decptive from the outside!
The Vietnamese and Filo community came together to celebrate their special day... there was a Filo and Viet MC; to translate.... I saw a few familiar faces from attending Viet Mass, and old school and new school Antioch members were there..... Hieu and Rhodora are part of both hahahaha! All up there probably would of been 500 people, yes I know.... there were heaps of guests! The dance floor was murdered by all the teenagers, all getting their groove on.... I have to say a wedding isnt a wedding without doing the Nut Bush..ah bless Tina Turner
We had to leave the reception early because Mara had a severe allergic reaction to the seafood, that was really weird becuase she always eats seafood..... BUT SHE BROKE OUT IN SEVERE HIVES! It was really really bad, she couldnt even walk properly and her eyes were all teary...
So I drove to Liverpool Hospital to the emergency section..... she vomited outside the entrance....ewww! We got to the hospital at around 11:30pm and left at 2:30am.... we were there forever! but when she came out from seeing the doctor she was fine and dandy... so now she needs to get an allergy test etc. I also had work the next day, so I ws only on 4 hours sleep...zombie alert! but it's all good, at least Mara is all good in the hood.

The Bride: Rhodora

Tim & I

Tim & I

JR & Mara

Tim & I

Table # 15 with the happy couple!

VIP bridal party annie!

Verdi anyone?? stashed under our table and thats not even half of the bottles!

Penny's back from Perth...till wednesday :(

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


study study study.... well I am trying to anyway!! freak out! I have 3 assignments due back to back..... aahhh life as a uni student! HELP! Im am currently in STRESS MODE!!!

Damn .... I need to get ready for work!!!!

Pray for me peeps!!!

p.s DAN I didn't know you majored in Photomedia!!!! gimme some of your brain power.... you too Annie!

Friday, September 08, 2006


I love the old ads of Kate Moss for CK.... I also love the new ones.... She is one of my fashion icons, I love how her style is so chic and effortless....



Tuesday, September 05, 2006

B-day dinner with the Fam.

My birthday dinner @ Xic Loc (I think i spelt that wrong!) and then dessert at Max Brenner @ Parramatta. It was a really good night, it's been a long time since we have had a proper dinner with just all four of us. We arrived there at 7;00pm and stayed back till 10:00pm. All we did was have major conversations. So good, I love hearing about my parents childhood etc, I always forget that they had a life before my sister and I came along.
It's funny how you take on similar traits as your parents. My sister looks like my dad but she acts like my mum; social, talk-a-tive, life of the party, arty- farty and noisy. I on the other hand look like my mum but act like my dad; dont give a fuck, anti- social in some situations, the observer, loves to read, loves docos, gets the shits easy (oh wait the latter is all me..lol).

I like Max Brenner!!

Mara & mum
Dad & I

Monday, September 04, 2006

happy birthday to me, your one hundred and three

More like 23.... yes you heard correctly.... as my friend said 'that sounds so wrong'... indeed. The day started out with me waking up at 6:22am.... far out sleeping problems!!! I couldn't get back to sleep, I was so annoyed.

At 12:00am my sister came into my room while I was alseep, with a candle lit. She woke me up saying..."Tine wake up...happy birthday" I woke up and she was giggling (the smart arse), I saw this big round head in my face with candle light shinning on it..... I turned around and said "F*UCK OFFFFFF!!!!" I was s0 tired, I just wanted to sleep.

When I got up this morning, there was a plate of seedy food and card on the floor from my sister. She got really old chocolates and biscuits from the kitchen, who knows how long they have been in our cupboards. I just laughed when I saw it, it such a Mara thing to do. I went into her room and apologised for swearing at her and thanked her for the food on the floor....she just cracked up laughing. So right now I am at Uni, I haven't done any of my assignments (because I am a bum). Shit I can't believe that it is my b-day.....

Tim is so cool and thoughful!!!! he made me a card, messages written on stone. He wrapped it up in a glass jar. I had to put the puzzle of stones together to read the message.
"Dear Maria,
I think there are only two things I need to say to you today:
Happy 23rd Birthday and nver ever ever EVER forget that I LOVE YOU with all my heart including my arteries, aorta, left and right ventricles and red and white blood cells
Always, Tim" my sexy bitch!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Tito Ramon's 50th Birthday

I slept over Tim’s house on Friday. I was so buggered because I was only on 4 hours of sleep (damn you 6:00am shifts) so right now my sleeping patterns is totally out of sync! We watched LOST DVDs (totally awesome!) ate, ate, ate and ate.
The next day was even more laid back; I went skateboarding up and down his street, while he was mowing the lawn. It feels good to skateboard again; I felt a bit unco because it has been a LONG TIME SINCE. I was scared I was going to face plant it on the road, luckily I didn’t.

We got ready for my uncles birthday, surprise surprise I even used a blow dryer, man I don’t know how to use them things. I was struggling with the brush and the hot wind blasting on my hair and face.
Tim looked hot in what he was wearing; guys always look good in suits or uniforms, it is very clean cut…. and sexy….

So, Tito Ramon is officially 50. He sure as hell does not look 50; maybe it’s the Asian genes. His birthday party was held at a function hall in Liverpool, Tim and I didn’t even know that it existed. All the uncles and aunties came before hand to set up the hall, as usual the cousins and guests arrived at the party late, good old Filo time works like a charm. Aries and Russelle performed a dance sequence to ‘my humps’, although I wouldn’t call it a dance sequence because they were just dancing along to the song, it was so funny. The DJ played old early 80s & 90s tracks, all the parentals got into it and danced like they have never danced before (and so did my sister and I).

At 10pm they had a ‘special performance’ i.e. a stripper. All the men in the room got all excited they were all frothing at the mouth, it was disgusting. All the kids who came were ushered out of the hall. I knew that a stripper was going to be there and I was intending on watching. But then I walked out of the hall because it really is repulsive. I think I was the only person to walk out who were over 18… All the cousins stayed.
I have been to a strip club and watched what the women do and watched what the audience’s reactions were. I felt so disgusting in there and really perverted. That was my first and last time going to those places. I don’t think that it is a very reputable job. I can understand why some people do it, maybe for the money or it may make them feel sexually empowered. I just think that it is wrong. I don’t like the fact that it objectifies women in such a cheap way, dancing around semi naked or naked for money. There are some feminists out there who are all for sexual expression and sexual empowerment and there are other feminists out there who see that stuff as degrading etc, I guess I am part of the latter.

I was outside looking after all the minors, the funny thing was after a while all my cousins + partners and sister walked out… they were all saying… ‘gross she’s gross…so feral’ Tim said that she sat and rubbed up against him. I thought he was joking but when I saw the photos I just wanted puke and burn his clothes then and there. My cousins was saying to him “wash your clothes dude, you might have crabs on em’ or something”

Apparently the stripper looked strung out (probably on smack) her eyes kept on rolling about and dilated. Man I wouldn’t be surprised if she was on the drugs, she had to do it in front of 150 people. I guess courage drugs were on hand.

Enough about that, Tim had an admirer, Edwin AKA Shyna the gay make-up artist/ hairdresser. I guess Tim’s pretty boy looks were too awe inspiring for Edwin. He always gets a fan club everywhere we go either the females or the males. My cousins being the smartarses that they are started screaming out “photo..photo” so Tim was forced to take pics with him.
Edwin is cool; I met him in the ladies toilets earlier on the night, while he was putting make-up on my aunties and mum. He was a make-up artist in the Philippines on channel 7. So he worked with the celebrities there. He worked at one of the salons, the name I can’t remember. But like I said to Tim he will be seeing more of ‘Shyna’ because he is related to my auntie, plus he will be at future gatherings….. cool he can do my make-up, yay my hairdresser woes are over, I don’t need to cut my own hair anymore!!