Happy New Year!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 23.49

I've had a very different day again. We've spent the day almost completely becalmed. But the novelty of having a clear sky, sunshine, slightly warmer temperature and the company of two Albatrosses that kept me from getting too frustrated.

There was so little wind that even the Albatrosses were flapping their wings today. I know a lot of you have requested some pics, so I had the chance to get some close ups today as they kept landing on the water right next to Ella's Pink Lady (see pics below). An Albatross taking off without any wind is very clumsy, as they have to flap hard to lift themselves off the water which is very out of character for such graceful birds!
I also caught some vision on video (see Videos section of my website).
So it's now New Years Eve for me and now just 5 minutes away from midnight (see pic below). There's quite the wild party planned out here, all the big names from miles around are attending! Entertainment will include party poppers and a range of my favourite treats will be served - believe me, the treats are one part that you really don't want to miss!

This makes it the second New Year in a row that I've spent at sea. Last year I was out in that Tasman sailing another 34footer to New Zealand. As it was only the third day out and a bit bouncy, we were still all feeling a bit queasy. So the treats that Mum had packed for us last year were completely ignored. But not this year!!

Deciding on my New Year's resolution wasn't exactly hard. I think that getting back to Sydney safely will be quite enough of a challenge and my main wish for 2010!

Happy New Year everyone and thanks so much again for all your support!

Pic 1: Just before midnight on New Year's Eve with the moon and its path on the water!

Pic 2: Albatross at sunset

Pic 3: The Albatross in full flight

Pic 4: Even the Albatross likes a rest sometimes!

Heidi Klum Updo Hairstyles

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.30

Checkout this double take of supermodel Heidi Klum, donning two different updo hairstyles, one very classy and the other, very casual.

The first hairstyle is a tightly pulled "straight out of bed" messy bun, however Heidi can get away with such a style, due to her amazing beauty.

The second hairstyle is something very similar to the first one, but with more time, effort, and product added to it.

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Last post of the year...

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 10.29

Happy New Year everyone. I hope next year will be better for You and Me. I wanna leave all the bad things behind me, in (still) this year and this decade. I wanna leave the bad people, who hurt me behind, bad thoughts and bad moods.

Let the happiness begin.

Happy New Year!

Monique Lhuillier, Style Lourdes

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 09.00

Find more Monique Lhuillier wedding dresses.

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First Gale With a Dolphin at Our Side

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 03.33

Sorry I didn't update you all yesterday. I've been catching up on a bit of sleep. I've certainly had an interesting few days.The wind started picking up pretty much right after I'd sent Tuesday's blog and topped at 44knots mid-morning yesterday. Which makes for my first Southern Ocean gale.

Ella's Pink Lady and I came through beautifully and I learned a lot about how she handles when the sea's up. There's a good chance that we'll see worse somewhere along the line, but apart from a bit of fast surfing (a bit too fast for comfort!), everything went really smoothly this time. After a while, some of the waves started to knock us around a bit which got just a little hard on the nerves. But one thing I'm really happy with, is what a good job Parker did keeping us on course!

The sea was really quite something. My best guess would be conservatively 5 metres and far more amazing than any of the pictures or how I'd imagined it! The ocean in a state like that is downright spectacular and fascinating to watch, but I think it's really one of those things you have to experience first hand. I'm not sure I can really describe it and pictures really don't do it any justice.

But the most amazing thing of all was the dolphin that swam along next to Ella's Pink Lady for over 6 hours while the wind was the strongest, just as if he was keeping an eye out for us! Every time I'd glance out the porthole I'd get another little flash of fin or tail just as if he was reassuring me that he was still there. I haven't seen a dolphin for weeks, so to have one see us through the gale like that was something special and very comforting!

The wind and sea kept dying off today, so we're making good ground with nice 15 to 20 knots of wind and 3m of sea. It's currently the middle of the night for me but it hardly seems dark as for the first time in weeks I got a sky full of stars and a brilliant full moon! It's such a novelty that I've spent the last few hours bundled up in more layers that I would have thought possible braving the cold and sitting out in the cockpit taking it all in.

With my mind on other things for the last few days, New Years Eve has crept upon me a lot faster than I'd realized, so I think I'll save my New Year's party for tomorrow in my own time zone. But I would like to wish Happy New Year to everyone out there celebrating tonight. Looks like I'm going to miss the fireworks so make the most of them for me!


Today's FOOD. :)

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 17.13

today actually have group meeting for Marketing at Garden city.
but now already Canceled.
because one of the member sms me and said that
she's sick and can't attend to the meeting.
Then i just told others,
and canceled today meeting.
and changed to other day.
now still not yet confirm the meeting change to when.
yesterday finished the intercultural studies meeting,
but then we cant finished it yet.
at least we had find some information for the presentation.
after that,
we 3 been to eat dinner at sunny bank (market square)
then we've been to sing k at new way.
then i get 2 lil toys again.
1 is lil stitch,
my house mate catch for me one :)
the 2nd one is lil bear,
is my fren,
the malaysia girl help me catch d :)

now i just hope STOP RAINING.
because i just washed my clothes and hanging at outside now.
then now need to PRAY for STOP RAINING.
i hope don't rain and let my clothes DRY!
oh my god.
please stop raining.
already rained for 1 week d. :(
gotta clean my room today *Again*
because today din go attend for meeting already,
so i should take some TIME out for my bed room.
because i don't like and don't want my room so messy ><~!
*Ate a bread for breakfast ^_^*
the bread is yesterday i bought d.
yesterday i bought 1 custard bread (i ate as breakfast just now)
1 "BAHU" cheese bread. (maybe later lunch d time eat.)
and 5 lil bun in a pack (it's yam and green tea flavour bun)
suddenly feel that the breads got PENANG, MALAYSIA flavour.

Hayden Panettiere Long Wavy Blonde

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.31

Hayden Panettiere is the adorable young up and coming actress, perhaps best known for her role as Claire Bennet on the television show, Heroes.

Here we have a couple of beautiful blonde hairstyles of Hayden Panettiere, long with the perfect touch of wavy/curly, giving her a cute Goldilocks appearance.

She may be a natural brunette, but she was born for blonde.

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Papertake Weekly sketch challenge

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 04.00

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to another awesome sketch from the amazingly talented Dawny!! This chickie makes the BEST sketches, and I honestly love to work with her! If you haven't been to visit her blog, then please do yourself a favor and check it out. This week over at Papertake Weekly, we're being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I've had this digital stamp by Mo Manning for forever, and finally am getting the chance to use her. She's colored with Copic markers. I've paired her with some FABULOUS digital sentiments from a new set at The Cutting Cafe' called Because Nice Matters. LOVE this set and I just thought it went so well with this stamp! The inside sentiment is from the same set.

The DP is Basic Grey and the cardstock is Bazzill. The buttons are Basic Grey as well, and the twine is from PTI. That's it for this card. Please join us over at Papertake Weekly and play along. You might win a prize from Simon Says Stamp! Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

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Better Wind

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 02.48

I'm pretty thrilled to have made good progress to the east over the last two days. We've finally had 15-20 knots of steady breeze and Ella's Pink Lady has been surfing along nicely. The wind is also expected to keep increasing, so you never know, it might start getting a bit more like the Southern Ocean down here after all!

The light drizzly rain has become a constant and the temperature seems to drop a little lower each day. At least the fog seems to have disappeared now (see pic below). There's still plenty of birds around, but I'm not doing so well at getting pictures of them as they just won't sit still for me. I'll post some pictures just as soon as I manage to get some half decent shots!

When I venture up on deck these days, I feel a bit like a clumsy elephant with all the gear that I have to wear. First there's all the thermals and various different layers, then boots and wet-weather gear, hat, life jacket and what feels like half the hardware stashed in the pockets of my overalls. I'm always carrying my knife, PLB (personal EPIRB), shifter and more often than not a selection of various other tools. It's far easier to just take most of the spanner set with you, when picking the wrong size means an extra round of clipping and un-clipping tethers and opening and replacing washboards.

I'm still having the time of my life, doing a lot of reading keeping up a constant stream of hot drinks, having fun with my cooking (my chocolate pudding was a great hit with the crew yesterday!) and today I've a had few little jobs to do when shackles on the vang (which holds the boom down) andwindvane decided to give up the go. But a bit of improvising and we were all good again.

So just 1500 nm to Cape Horn and 2009 almost over. I can't believe where this year has gone. It's nearly 2010 already!


Pic: A foggy few days over Christmas!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.32

Hi friends!!! After taking some much needed time off, I am back and definitely in the mood to craft! I hope all of you had a most wonderful holiday season! We had such a lovely Christmas, and I am off work this week. YAY!!!!! LOL! So I'm planning on relaxing and getting some crafting done too. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I FINALLY got to get my challenge card done for Magnolia-licious. The challenge was from the most talented Cheryl Rowley, and it was to make a shaped card (anything except square or rectangle). I decided to use the card feature from my new Cricut cartridge, Sweet Treats.

I love it, cause the card shape is already made and you just have to tell it what size you want it and hit the cut button. Doesn't get any easier! I also wanted desperately to use this beautiful stamp from Magnolia-licious from the So Jolly/Mistletoe collection. (The site if currently down so I can't link to her, sorry!) She is one of my very favorites from this new collection! She's colored with Copic markers (E50, E53, R35, R46, E11, R20, E02, E00) and then cut out and popped up from the present shaped card. The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzill. The tag is cut from my Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut cartridge. You still have a couple days left to join in on the shaped card fun over at Magnolia-licious Highlites blog! If you play along, you'll have a chance to win a gift certificate to Magnolia-licious! Thanks so much for popping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!

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'3 Idiots' breaks ‘Ghajini’ records

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.24

Film makes Rs.93 crore in opening weekend

Aamir Khan starrer comedy-drama "3 Idiots" created a record by earning around Rs.93 crore (Rs.930 million/$20 million) in its opening weekend. Reliance BIG Entertainment, which is the distributor of "3 Idiots", released the movie with about 2,000 prints across 40 countries.

Loosely based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller "Five Point Someone", the film has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

"Response has been overwhelming from all over the world. Aamir, Raju and I knew from the responses earlier on that people liked the film but this is something else? We have got reports from places like Australia that they have reduced 'Avatar' shows and increased ours," said Chopra in a statement.

Released on Dec 25, its box office collection has beaten the initial earnings of another Aamir starrer "Ghajini", considered Hindi cinema's highest grosser till date, with 30 percent more earnings till Sunday night.

"'3 Idiots' is the highest grossing Hindi film ever in Australia on its opening weekend. Similarly in the US, I have been given to understand that '3 Idiots' would be highest ever for a Hindi film," he added.

The paid previews of the movie also garnered over Rs.9 crore worldwide, above those of the paid preview collections of "Ghajini" that was Rs.7 crore globally.

It also stars R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles.

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Shah Rukh saves Asin from unruly mob

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.23

Actress gets security tips form SRK

Shah Rukh Khan recently saved Asin from a crowd of over 300 people who were trying to get too close to her for comfort.

At the recent event SRK entered in the nick of the time along with his bodyguards and protected Asin from being mobbed by an unmanageable crowd.

The organisers of the show where both the stars were present had made a makeshift cubicle for the VIPs near the backstage, where the stars were taken before they could go on the stage.

However, as Asin and her spokesperson were about to enter the cubicle, the crowd gathered around them and got within touching distance. They tried to take advantage of Asin by trying to touch her on the pretext of shaking hands with her.

The duo started screaming for help. Just at that time SRK came with his bodyguards, as it was his turn next to go on the stage. He saw the scene and quickly ordered his bodyguards to make their way through the crowd.

Within seconds, SRK and his bodyguards reached where Asin was. Shah Rukh grabbed Asin’s hand with his right hand and with his left caught hold of the spokesperson and dragged them to safety.

Asin even got a piece of advice on her security for future public appearances from SRK. On her part, the actress did not have enough words to thank Shah Rukh.

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Stars head to Goa for New Year’s Eve

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.22

Ash, Abhi, Salman, Shahid will all be there

As is the case every year, Goa is once again a hot favourite with Bollywood stars this New Year’s Eve.

As Abhishek Bachchan has been shooting in Goa, Aishwarya too will join him there and the couple will usher 2010 together.

Other celebs scheduled to be in Goa for the New Year’s Eve celebrations are Salman Khan, Shahid Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Sushmita Sen and Dino Morea. They will be partying with family and friends.

However, Salman has said he hasn’t finalised the trip as yet and will take a last minute decision.

Shahid, who’s said to be taking his first holiday in six years, will be in Goa with his male friends, including some childhood buddies.

Sushmita will be spending the New Year with her two daughters, Renee and Alisah. She couldn’t travel abroad as her second adopted baby doesn’t have a passport yet.

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Sushmita to groom Indian beauties for Miss Universe

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.20

Her company launches I Am She platform

Sushmita Sen is all set to launch her modeling academy I Am She, which will nurture young models. The winner of the I Am She beauty pageant will go on to represent India in the Miss Universe contest.

Sushmita, who is the first Indian to be crowned Miss Universe, has bought the rights to groom the girls for the pageant.

The ‘I Am She’ Platform is part of Sushmita Sen’s Tantra Entertainment, which was awarded the India franchisee to select “Miss Universe” participant by the Miss Universe Organisation.

I Am She pageant will take over from the Femina Miss India as a pre-curser to the Miss Universe contest.

On the philosophy of the platform, Sushmita said that it was about being comfortable with one’s self. “Though not a perfect human being, I like myself as I am. We are already who we are. Even if we try to live the life of others, we cannot escape ourselves. We need to be strong and confident, especially when things are not going our way,” she said.

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‘I've never felt this way about any man before’

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.19

Katrina Kaif smitten by ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson

Katrina Kaif is so impressed with "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson that she can't stop thinking about him. And if all goes well, she'll be meeting him during her annual holiday with her family in London.

"You don't understand. This is like an obsession for me. I can't get Robert Pattinson out of my head...I've never felt this way about any man before," Katrina, who has given hits like "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani" and "De Dana Dan" this year, told IANS.

"I went and bought all the four books - 'Twilight', 'New Moon', 'Eclipse' and 'Breaking Dawn'. I couldn't put them down. I've been racing through the adventures of the hottest vampire Edward Cullen for the last one week. I finished reading three of the 'Twilight' books in less than four days. Now I'm into the fourth. I just can't get enough of him," she said.

The actress now plans to meet Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" series. Her representatives are in touch with the latest Hollywood heartthrob.

"Obviously I can't stand under his window to get his attention. So yes, the meeting has to be more formal. He says he's single, but I don't believe him. That's what they all say," she said.

The actor had recently denied dating co-star Kristen Stewart.

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Five years back, I was Sameer, says Shahid

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.17

All strugglers will identify with his 'Chance Pe Dance' character

Shahid Kapur says his forthcoming film "Chance Pe Dance" tells the tale of strugglers waiting for their big break. And the actor reveals he could relate to the character as he too was rejected at many auditions and even had to sleep in his car for a whole night.

"It's a very realistic film on strugglers. The story of the film flows through such a situation that any struggler can identify with whether he is struggling as an engineer, doctor or as a lawyer," Shahid told IANS.

Directed by Ken Ghosh, "Chance Pe Dance" revolves around a talented young struggling actor Sameer (Shahid). Positive and brimming with energy, Sameer juggles various jobs while working towards getting his big break in films. During his struggle, he meets Tina (Genelia D'Souza), a choreographer.

"It's a typical character of an aspiring actor. He comes from Delhi and struggles in Mumbai for three years. He stays in a house but the rent is due for a long time. (He) owns a second hand car, but doesn't have money to buy petrol.

"But having failed in almost 300 auditions, he is still a very positive guy. Every day he wakes up with a hope that something good will happen to him that day. That is the quality that makes him going," Shahid explained.

The actor says he could really identify with the character.

"Five years back, I was Sameer. I had a red Maruti 800. I also went for many auditions, which turned (out) to be futile. There are situations in the film that I have also gone through...I have actually spent a whole night in the car, as I didn't have a place to stay. In the film, there is a long chunk where it shows the guy thrown out of his house because he couldn't pay the rent (and) stays in his car," said Shahid.

Shahid's dancing skills are already well-known but he promises to surprise his fans with brand new moves thanks to American choreographer Marty Kudelka, who has worked with international pop stars like Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson and N'Sync.

"When you do a film like 'Chance Pe Dance', then dance becomes a very important part of it. As people already know that I can dance, so the challenge is how do I surprise people or give them something new," he said.

"Then Ken and I thought that probably if I try a new style of dancing, which I have never done before, it will offer something new to the audience and that's why we got in touch with Marty Kudelka," he added.

Asked if Genelia was able to cope with his dance steps, Shahid said: "Well there is not too much of dancing that Genelia and I have done together. She plays a choreographer in the film. She was very nervous initially, but finally she turned out very well."

"It was great fun working with her. I loved Genelia's work in 'Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na'. I am really happy that she came on to the film. She is a very, very good actor. I was very impressed when I saw her performance in the film."

Shahid is now excited to work in his father Pankaj Kapur's film, which would go on floors early next year.

"He is going away from what people know he is brilliant at and becoming a director because he wants to present me in a certain way. It is a huge responsibility but I am excited to get that opportunity. I really hope that I can justify the amount of time and faith he is investing in me. About the film I can only say that it's a love story," Shahid said.

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Salman Khan planning to buy two horses

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.16

His love for the animal grows after shooting for 'Veer'

Salman Khan grew so fond of a horse, Laxmi, during the shoot of his film "Veer" (pictured left) that he has planned to purchase two for his farmhouse.

"My love for horses has grown so much after shooting for 'Veer' that I have decided to buy two horses for my farmhouse," said Salman.

"One horse that stands out was Laxmi. She was my favourite and I was so attached to her that I must have fed her more biscuits than I have eaten in my entire life!" he added.

"Veer", slated to release Jan 22, is a story of bravery, treachery and love. The story revolves around the 18th century Pindaris who preferred death to dishonour and fought to their last breath to save their land. Salman plays a Pindari soldier in the film.

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Katrina joins family in London for festive vacation

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 11.13

Doctors were reluctant to let her go

Katrina Kaif has decided to join her family in London for the annual Christmas-New Year vacation, in spite of being in pain after her minor surgery last week.

The healing process after the recent surgery is not even half-complete. But the actress, who was recovering quietly at her Mumbai home, flew out of the city early on Wednesday (Dec 23) after getting a reluctant go-ahead from her doctors at Breach Candy hospital.

Wincing in pain, she said a few hours before departure: "The pain will remain for a while. But the process of healing is on. I got my doctor's consent in Mumbai and I've another doctor in London who's fully aware of my condition. The doctors said the pain will be the same in Mumbai or London. And as long as I'm very careful about not exerting myself I'll be fine. So I'm off."

Katrina was depressed earlier in the week, thinking she wouldn't be able to join her siblings in London because of her medical condition. But later she decided to go for the vacation.

Said Katrina: "I can't exert myself, can't dance around or be boisterous. But that's okay, because our family is in any case not the dancing type. I just want to be with my sister's little boy, take him to the toy stores in London and buy him everything he wants."

Katrina returns to Mumbai in the first week of January, hopefully fully healed. "Luckily I've a doctor in London who knows how to look after me. So basically I'm just moving into a happier state of mind by being close to the people I love. That would help me heal quicker...Wish me luck."

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Georgie Thompson Blonde Hairstyles

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.35

Georgie Thompson is the sassy English broadcast journalist and television presenter for Sky Sports television.

These are a couple of Georgie's favorite blonde hairstyles, the ultra straight with dark roots, and the prepared "made for TV" blonde with bounce hairstyle.

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The Not So Fearsome 50's!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 03.12

It's been a bit of a slow day with only a little wind and drizzly rain. You wouldn't guess that this is the Southern Ocean! Well, that is apart from the long swell and Albrotross, oh and of course the cold.

I've been finding the light winds and slow progress a little frustrating, but I shouldn't complain because life is so much more comfortable in the light conditions and the wind chill is going to be quite something when it does eventually pick up. Thank goodness for all my warm Musto gear and the protection of the dodger!

One thing that's really cool (that wasn't meant to be a joke!) about being so far south is how few hours of dark there are.

Lately I've been keeping in touch with another solo sailor Dilip Donde who is from India (http://sagarparikrama.blogspot.com/) and part way through his own circumnavigation. It's been great to talk to him and compare conditions as he's not far to the west of us and also heading for Cape Horn. Dilip's boat Mhadei is quite a bit bigger than Ella's Pink Lady at 47ft so he's catching us up pretty fast!

That's all for today.


Enjoying the trip =)

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 01.07

As title, I'm Enjoying the trip.


we keep on walking on the Surfers Paradise ROAD. XD"

sibei song.

although it said is BOXING DAY.

but the things not really very cheap.

it just have some discount on CERTAIN things.

i've bought a pair of thongs/slippers/flip flop XD" yesterday.


i forget to bring my own slippers when come.

then i must buy it,

because today we've been to BEACH =)

and i go to a shop name ..

"built a bear"


of course you knew that,

i made a bear :P

the shop is quite unique as,

first, you can choose a "skin" that you want to make.

(hello kitty, teddy bear, horse, giraffe, monkey, frog, etc etc.)

[i've choose a light brown teddy!! ^^]

second, you bring the "skin" to the shop worker.

and then he/she will help you pump the cotton into the "skin".

after they pump it into the "skin"

it become a proper shape and

the shop worker will ask you is it too hard or too soft.

(i've called the man help me take out some cotton because i felt that is too hard")

third, he will call you choose a heart (it's made by cotton)

and then call you rub it, hahahahhahas XD"

and then cal you give the heart a big KISS.


so CUTE :)

and then the guy help me seal the little teddy's back side.

after that he give me the teddy >3<

fourth, take the little teddy to a "bath tube" and use a brush to brush it's fur.

(help it bath XD")

fifth, choose cloths for the bear that you choose ><~~~

(i've chose a Taekwando shirt for HER. :P)

[somemore, it comes with all the waist tie (orange, yellow, green, etc etc.)]

sixth, help it WEAR CLOTHS >.<~~

so cuuteeee! ^^

when you reach this step,

it almost DONE :)

seventh, tell the shop worker that you've done for your BEAR

and then he/she will bring you to a COMPUTER that is special for the BEAR.

and then you type in all the information for the TEDDY

to make the BITH CERTIFICATE for the BEAR ><~

and then my Teddy's name is "Lil Claire"

and it born at "26th November 2009" :P

after print out the Certificate the shop worker will put the Birth Certificate

and they give me 2 voucher,

each got 5 dollars discount. (means i got 10 dollars :3)

they put the BIRTH CERTIFICATE, the vouchers and the BABY (my Lil Claire ^^)

into a HOUSE! (the HOUSE is a box that in a HOUSE shape >3<~)

very very CUTE >~<

i really love the Bear and the House!

really very CUTE ^^~

then now im going to talk about today's story.


Today morning after wake up, bath and all.

we've been to eat DIM SUM that near our "HOTEL".

after that,

we WALKING on the Surfers Paradise ROAD again.


keep on walking walking XD"

(because the sky is so CLOUDY and no SUN at all.)

we shop until almost 12pm noon d time,

we've back to "HOTEL"

and then bring all the things.

then we've been to SURFERS PARADISE BEACH!!!! ^^

(the sun is so big, the wave is so high. LOL!)

we play until 2pm somethings.


me and the other friend get sunburn -___-...

i just get a little bit sunburn on my hand and leg.

he got sunburn WHOLE BODY . LOL!

sibei funny -.-

tapi cannot laugh others la. =__=.

cause i sendiri pun SUNBURN.


after that,

we've back to the "HOTEL"

and then we bath.

sibei alot of SAND. >
cloth, trousers and all full with ASND.

sibei tired and all.


after that,

we go SHOP again.


we go and Mc Donald as our lunch + dinner.

because the time we eat is 3.30pm... +++

now they out to Clubbing and i stay at home.


i'm so FREAKING guai. =)

Fearsome 50's

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 02.40

Christmas wasn't just an exciting day for all the obvious reasons (presents and food!). But also because we passed into the Fearsome 50's and now have less than 2000nm to go till Cape Horn.

Also as many people pointed out, yes I did celebrate Christmas a day early for the time zone I'm currently in, but I figured that it would be far nicer to be celebrate with everyone back home rather than a day later and truly alone!

Christmas must have been my foggiest day yet and I have to admit I spent the day being pretty lazy, just doing the bare minimum to keep us moving vaguely in the right direction and staying out of the cold. Phone calls, eating all my favourite foods and opening the presents (see pic below) that had been stashed on Ella's Pink Lady, kept me busy all day. Down to the smallest, silliest thing, I enjoyed and treasured every present far more than I ever would have back home and believe me there were some silly ones, including a blow up Kiwi and a pink doll which expands in water (known as a 'grow your own best friend'!). Other then that there was also the normal collection of warm socks, books and other odds and ends.

No watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race or Boxing Day sales for me today but I'm pretty thrilled as I was treated to a few hours sunshine and an albatross doing a few close circles of Ella's Pink Lady. The albatross really is an amazing bird. No matter how long I watch them for, I never seem to see them flap their wings. They make flying look so effortless and seem completely relaxed weaving in and out of the swell, thousands of miles from land.


Pic: Opening Christmas presents on my bunk bed!

Gemma Bissix Straight Blonde Hairstyle

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Gemma Bissix is a lovely young English actress, who has been in show business since the age 9, and is best known for her role on the soap operas, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.

Checkout these photos of Gemma, while sporting a long sleek straight blonde hairstyle with dark intended roots.

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I had so much fun making the ElfYourself family dance yesterday that I decided to immortalize a few of my scrapping friends with another ElfYourself.  This dance features "my friend Kathy", Suzanne, Pat and me.... dancing like crazy little elves. 

I hope your Chirstmas is full of joy and peace....

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

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Adele Wechsler, Style Zara

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 09.00

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 02.53

having an AWESOME day because of the FUCKING ENGLISH MAN.
Granny, you really don't know how to teach your son as..
your son is a FUCKING BASTARD.
(he would never have any changes because..
HE BRAINLESS and havec no FUCKING brain.)

Hell no,
How great will be this Christmas if without this FUCKING ASSHOLE.
forgive me for writing all vulgar,
as there's no polite words to describe him.
why everyday so many people die,
but he not yet?
he don't need to die if someday he will KEEP THE BLOODY MOUTH SHUT.
orang ini BISU la. Fuck you BASTARD.

can't you just shut your idiot fucking mouth shut?
bloody hell.
after tonight,
tomorrow morning will be my day.
because i gonna escape all this FUCKING WEIRD house.

i wish i will have a great 3 days 2 nights holiday with my friend =)
as long as i was thinking about i will have such a GREAT time with..
my friends compare to these FUCKING BASTARDS.
i gonna faster leave all this BRAINLESS IDIOT before i get mad.
and killing myself because of all this IDIOT.

i gotta go and pack all my things,
and i won't be back to here before he LEAVE.
i wont see him anymore.
3 days already make me FUCKING PISSED OFF.
i feel like gotta kick his FUCKING ASS.

you better walk properly,
or else you will drop into the HOLE and
when you wanna walk pass the road,
you better wear your FUCKING spectacles,
if not you gotta DIE on the road.
Hell yeah,
i'm not curse you but telling you BECAREFUL as you
had already did so many BAD THINGS.

you don't have the qualification to say others,
as you don't even have a BRAIN.
even a PIG also better than you.


Merry Christmas

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Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

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Merry Christmas =)

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 17.04

Merry Christmas people!

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year ^^~

i'm having a RAINING Christmas nowwww~~~ =)

Christmas Video

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 15.03

Hello everyone

As promised, Jessica's Christmas video has just been loaded on to her website. To view, click on the link below:


On behalf of everyone in Jessica's team, we would like to thank you all for your wonderful support on her blog. It has just been amazing. Jessica loves reading all your messages of support, but as you can appreciate, it is impossible to reply to them all. So please keep them coming.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Christmas. Go Jess!

'Blogmaster Andrew'

Merry Christmas

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 07.05

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope you spend a wonderful time with your family and beloved ones.

All the best,


Christmas Eve.

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 04.33

This is the really TIRED and RUSH Christmas Eve.

Woo. lemme tell you today's scedule. Lols

9.00am - wake up

9.20am - Breakfast with them

10.00am - Been to train station (to go school >
Just now at MooMoo i having

Roasted Pork that served with mashed potatoes,

snow peas, lil corn and apple sauce.

that's really nice =)

but i was really very tired now = =

this feel day gonne keep tired.


after tomorrow i don't need to see him anymore.


thats' good, isn't it? =__=~

Christmas in the Middle of Nowhere!

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It's still been pretty foggy and gray out here but we've been able to make good progress with 15 knots of wind from the west. Both the air and sea temperatures have dropped a few more degrees and this morning we pretty much sailed right over Point Nemo, which is known for being the point of ocean furthest from any land. You really could say that I'll be spending Christmas in the middle of nowhere!

With pretty steady conditions and a reasonable forecast for the next few days I took the Christmas decorations in the cabin to the next level, there's now tinsel and little bauble-balls everywhere swinging in time to Ella's Pink Lady's motion.

Well that's it from me as it's getting late and I'd better get going to bed or Santa might catch me awake, I really hope he can find me out here!

Till tomorrow!


Gemma Atkinson Short Blonde Hair

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Striking beautiful English actress, and lingerie model, Gemma Atkinson has an interesting choice of hairstyle.

Its quite short, parted slightly to the right with minimal fringe and dyed blonde.

Very similar to the pixie hairstyle of Elisha Cuthbert, just a bit longer.

Whatever you wanna call, it looks great on her.

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Merry Christmas!!!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 22.12

I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas filled with love and family and joy!!! 

The photo above is a copy of our Christmas card insert, the 2009 Christmas Newsletter.  If you are interested it should enlarge when "clicked" on.

Joyous Noel!!!!

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Gemma Arterton Red Hair Color

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Checkout these pretty photos of the enchanting English actress, Gemma Arterton.

See the sassy and classy natural brunette go with a bright fluorescent red hair color.

Its not often we see this color of red sported by the ladies of Hollywood, however i kinda like it.

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Adele Wechsler, Style Cindy

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冬至! time to eat glutinous rice ball ツ

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.11

Oh yeah,

today is 冬至 in Chinese

it's time to eat Glutinous Rice Ball ツ

Eating Glutinous Rice Ball means REUNION.!

Grandma, Daddy, Mummy, Gugu, PhingPhing and JianJian.

although i can't eat glutinous rice ball with you all,

but my heart will always be with you all!

and also,

you all always be in my heart ^^

Today i "Celebrate" my dong zhi with my friends,

Christina and Rey ツ

(Thanks for the time to accompany me eat glutinous rice ball :D)

after that,

we ate pizza. Lol!

Dong Zhi is really important for overseas students.

i mean from my point of view =)

oh yeah,

i slept at morning 5am..

(because i was rushing for my academic skills' essay >

and wake up at 7am..

(because i have marketing class at 8.30am)

i slept for 2 hours today.





going to pack things.

tomorrow going back to gold coast ツ

(for the lunch)

then thursday back for uni.

after class,

(i will be leaving 1 hour earlier to get back to Gold Coast on time)

because at night will have a dinner at Broadbeach there =)

then christmas day gonna past at daiyee's house.

she organize a party again -.-


Seeyas people ツ

Papertake Weekly - Thank you cards

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 04.00

Hi friends!! I sure hope you're done with all of your hustling and bustling, and that you're now able to relax a little and enjoy the holidays! Today over at Papertake Weekly, Dawny is asking us to make a thank you card. I'm hoping you'll need to come up with lots of thank you cards after the holidays! *smile* For this one, I used one of the brand new Tildas from the winter club kit. I have no idea even what her name is yet, but I think she's as cute as a button! Watch for her at Magnolia-licious. I'm sure Diana will have her up for preorder soon.

I paired her up with some awesome paper from Graphic 45 and Bazzill cardstock. She's colored with Copic markers and then cut out and double popped for dimension. The word circle is a fantasic digital stamp from The Cutting Cafe and it's a $.99 cent special!!! I love the font on it! Please join us at PTW with your Thank You cards and maybe you'll get lucky and win!! Good luck!
I think this is probably the last post you'll be seeing from me before Christmas. So I'd like to take a moment to wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy, and healthy New Year! I so appreciate your visits and support over the past year. You are appreciated more than you will ever know. God bless you and your families, and Merry Christmas!!!! Lots of love!

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We didn't exactly get anywhere today with very little wind. This morning was misty and overcast again, but this afternoon has been pretty special with a really thick fog closing in. It feels like there's a great big grey moist blanket draped over the world and just before it got dark the fog got so thick that I could hardly see 50 metres ahead. It's really a pretty amazing sight, but along with the almost complete silence, it's not far off feeling downright eerie.

I've been working hard not to let my imagination run away from itself, but it just feels so surreal sitting almost motionless with a big rolly swell passing undereath and the white swirling fog surrounding us. Now that it is dark Ella's Pink Lady'snavigation lights at the top of the mast are lighting up big rays of red and green fog. It feels like something out of a movie!

I think I've got the complete opposite to the sunshine, heat and the craziness of the last minute Christmas shopping that everyone's experiencing back home. Out here in my own little world things couldn't be any more different!

I have to say I've been feeling a bit homesick on and off today but I refuse to let it stop me from appreciating every moment out here.

I've been carefully planning out my Christmas dinner and the light winds mean that I'm almost constantly on my toes adjusting Parker's course. It's not exactly the most difficult task. I can normally correct Parker without even leaving the cabin by reaching out and adjusting the windvane line on the tiller, but the constant adjustments get a bit tedious when trying to get some down time.

Less than 2300nm to Cape Horn now, so despite all this slow progress we are slowly getting there. If this fog keeps up I'll be having a white Christmas of sorts!


I have been missing from my blog for several days now.  I just popped out from under the gift wrap, with flour on my face, to wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!  I did manage to complete one last project before closing up my scraproom for the holidays. 

My lovely next door neighbor is creating a cookbook for her son.  She purchased a one inch ring bound notebook at a local office supply store which fits 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch paper to use as the recipe book.  This is the type of notebook she purchased.  She plans to print two recipes per page, using the landscape view, then cut the sheet in half and place in the notebook with divider tabs.  She wisely purchased a presentation style notebook with an plastic cover for sliding in a cover sheet and spine label.

This is where I came in.  My neighbor graciously allowed me to create the cover for her cookbook.  I had such fun with this.  I actually designed two covers, but went with a more traditional look, which my neighbor loved!  The file required only two cartridges, A Child's Year and Winter Woodlands.  I will add the cut file to the downloadable cut files on the left side of the blog, just in case anyone else is interested.  Though I will say that this is a very basic cut file. The cut file title is Mom's Recipes for Chris.

Once again, I wish each of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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