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Day 9: THIS LIFE IS HELL!!! PLEASE, SOMEBODY HELP!

Day 9: What is the thing you wish you were good at?

Hi guys! So I, am not a greedy person. I never demand things because I believe if I need it, I will eventually get it but only if it is a need. One thing that I really wish I was good at is…anti-procrastination.

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A clear description of my life on a day-to-day basis. The exact truth (no joke ><)

Yes, you saw it right – anti-procrastination.

Everything around me acts as a reason to not do my work, or to not start on that assessment due tomorrow. Food, internet, books, movies, you name it. If I’m determined not to work, I simply won’t do it.

If there was a cure for procrastination, I would have bought it all already, and it will be filthy rich (okay not really, but I would be willing to purchase it BECAUSE IT IS A NEED!) Seriously, I would consider the cure a need rather than a solution.

I hope I’m not the only one with this problem. Even though assessments are handed in on time, or essays are submitted online before the deadline, it is still clear that the journey to get there was through no sleep, caffeine and numerous dance workouts to keep my body’s blood flowing AT ALL TIMES.

If I was good at anti-procrastination, I think that all of my worries will be solved, seriously. No more delays, no more stalling – I’ll be working my butt off 100% always. Ahhhhh, how beautiful does that sound? Sounds pretty sweet to me XD

So yeah, I wish to never procrastinate again. So simple yet impossible to achieve. CURSE YOU PROCRASTINATION!!!!!!!!

Anyway, hope you all enjoyed and I’ll talk to you soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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Day 5: Is it normal for me to do this? :/

Day 5: Do you collect anything?

And the answer to that is….yes. A BIG YES!

Actually I collect a majority of things but in particular, two things stand out.

1. Postcards

2. Tickets

Weird, I know.

But it’s just happened. And I have been collecting these babies for YEARS.

Postcards were things that I never took interest in until halfway through high school. Our school library had free postcards sent in from various companies, universities or local exhibitions that were going on at the time. I really only collected them if they seem quite pretty, and that’s how it began. Now, almost 4-5 years later, I’m still going/sorting them out. I’ve even stuck a collage of postcards on my wall next to my bed, and unintentionally it looks like a love heart.

Pretty, isn't it? And it came by chance!

Pretty, isn’t it? And it came by chance!

 

Now with tickets, I mean literally train, bus, movie and any event/trip that requires tickets. This probably started ever since I was allowed to go to the movies with my friends, and I always kept the tickets as memories. Now, I just have to keep it as if it is a habit, rather than desire. Below is my collection of train/bus/ferry tickets. My movie tickets is around the same amount but I forgot to take a photo before this post was posted up >< Sorry! (Note: some tickets record ten trips that I made with it, so if I had a ticket for ever trip I’ve ever taken, this would be triple the amount!! Holy!)

The first one reads from 2008 sooooo 5 YEARS WORTH!! Holy smokes!

The first one reads from 2008 sooooo 5 YEARS WORTH!! Holy smokes!

I collect plenty more things such as cosmetics, jewellery, books etc but they aren’t as fancy looking as these (not that they were fancy to start with).

Anyway, hope you all enjoyed this and I’ll talk to guys soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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Day 3: Purses? *Pfft* No one uses purses anymore…right?

Day 3: What’s in my purse?

Hmmm, looking at this...I may consider a new bag >< how sad!

Hmmm, looking at this…I may consider a new bag >< how sad!

Okay guys, so it’s already DAY NO. 3! WOW!!! And it is another…27 days to go -__-…to soon Hyunnie, too soon…

Soooooo in order to make this a lot easier, I’ll just take a photo of my things. Today, I wasn’t really at uni for long so there really isn’t much to see.

My lovely yet dirty bag that carry to uni everyday...I really need a new one hehe

My lovely yet dirty bag that carry to uni everyday…I really need a new one hehe

All of the stuff today in my bag (btw, my iPod and phone were in my pockets today so they don't count!)

All of the stuff today in my bag (btw, my iPod and phone were in my pockets today so they don’t count!)

From left to right, up to down: My textbook, filing folder, exercise-folder,  pencil-case, wallet, umbrella (you never know…), glasses case, water (it’s expensive on campus), tissues (well duh we all need them ^^), chewing gum (once again, you never know…) and a SHIT-LOAD OF LIPSTICKS!

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Lipsticks + lipbalms + cream…this collection isn’t even a quarter of what I have LOL

This is definitely too embarrassing >< I am a lipstick/lip balm WHORE, no joke, Since my lips are the only part of my body not covered/troubled by acne, I tend to take extra care of them lol (does that even make any sense?). Not something that I am proud of but, oh well who cares?

…maybe I do care a bit, just a little >.<‘

So, once again, it’s a short post again today. i know that this isn’t too exiting but tomorrow’s will be much better, I promise!

Also, a friend of mine has recommended me a film to watch and review on so hopefully, you will all stay tuned for that!

So, as always, thanks for reading and I will talk to you guys soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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Day 2: My middle name? I have a middle name now?!

Day 2: What is your middle name and what is it’s significance?

Hey, what up?

Hey, what up?

Hey guys! So, this is definitely going to be wayyyyy shorter than yesterday’s post (thank the heavens!!!)

I don’t actually have a legal middle name however, for the majority of my life I have lived with the name “Huan (Helen) Wang”.

Helen Wang is my name, legally. But my mother, who wasn’t quite fluent in English at the time, enrolled me into primary school under the name Huan Wang, which stuck with me up until year 12. It wasn’t only until recently that I took action in changing my name back to its original state – Helen Wang.

Huan-Huan is my Chinese name. Huan, in Chinese, means ‘happy’. So, you can say my name is Helen Happy Wang hehe that sounds sooo weird ><

So, that’s it for today (what?! So short?!) but, I will be back with a few more posts relating to kpop and a kmovie that I have watched recently sooooo stay tuned!

I hope you all enjoyed this post and I’ll see you all very soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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Day 1: Songs from my iPod (shuffled?!)

Day 1: Put you iPod on shuffle. List the first 10 songs that play and how feel about them.

Alright, day number 1! But before I begin, let me just say that this list does ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTICE in expressing the songs that I commonly listen to. With 4710 songs on there (yes, you did read it right!), my poor dear iPod couldn’t have possibly chosen songs that I feel really passionate about, as there are songs in there, that have there, for a very, long time.

But enough of that, let day number one BEGIN!

1. Beautiful You – Dong Bang Shin Ki 

This album overall is TO DIE FOR >_<

This album overall is TO DIE FOR >_<

This was a song back when the group still had 5 members together AND I miss them so so much. Their harmony and the melody in this is just…sndfl[orgalskng345bjapsfudg[qgf;lagw]]hihg pintsg5yae4edifv egs5[06w7a2w/xmnji[r=0yb3] qa7g==axfbgrf;vm;ifvcjw] (you all know what I mean…)

It is really a style of music that I love and adore. Like I said in my post about Kyuhyun, give me a guy that sings ballads ANY DAY, especially if it were 5 young, handsome men singing lyrics like “Such a beautiful woman”. Swoon *collapse*

So, if anyone of you are desperate for 5 guys to serenade to you, go ahead and click on the link below to watch/listen to their voices in all of your glory ^^~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrj6FDPY75k

2. Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz

Loved this song since forever~~ And will continue to do so

Loved this song since forever~~ And will continue to do so

Wow, it’s been ages since I have heard this one. Due to the amazing influence of my bias (EUNHYUK OPPA!!), I downloaded this song after hearing him sing it in an old Music Bank interview.

Loved this song A LOT back then, and I still do. It’s just one of those songs that you can NEVER get sick of, despite the depressing message behind it all.

The beat/guitar strumming in the background is so calming, and its the type of song that I would love to listen to on a long bus ride, while reading a thick-ass book 🙂

P.S the ooooooooooooo~~ bits are soooooo catchy 😀 Am I the only one who thinks that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acvIVA9-FMQ

3. Baby Maybe – Girl’s Generation (SNSD)

The whole album is pretty awesome - this song in particular is damn good :)

The whole album is pretty awesome – this song in particular is damn good 🙂

It’s a really nice and upbeat songs that will make you stand up and keep moving. It really keeps you busy, and definitely not a good song to be standing still while listening to (that should be a good thing right?)

The song kinda makes me feel a bit cheerful – very positive-like. Also, it allows me (and most other fans) to really admire and adore their vocals as the song really compliments their voices very well.

Perfect song to be blowing out of your speakers while you are cooking or cleaning. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkrwULkaq7M

4. My lifestyle (feat. Dok2) – Jessica (SNSD)

Nice song to make you feel a little better on a really slow day

Nice song to make you feel a little better on a really slow day

Once again, a song that I haven’t heard in a while. It’s an upbeat song once again, but in a different style. This song seems more hipster (is that the right word?) and seems to fit more with a workout rather than a cook-off in the kitchen.

It also has a cutesy/old Britney Spears feel to it, which I can’t help but smile while listening to it. Seems to be a suitable song to listen to when you are feeling a little under the weather.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmPCuAv0eow

WE ARE HALFWAY THERE PEEPS!! JUST SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE A REST (Credit to Dickon Johnstone for creating this picture!) :

Is this worth a like now?

Is this worth a like now?

Anyway…LET’S CONTINUE!

5. Why so serious? – SHINee

Though not as great as their previous album, it's still alright...don't kill me

Though not as great as their previous album, it’s still alright…don’t kill me!

A song that definitely has me top-tapping, butt-wagging, tongue-lic– (ummm, I’m getting a bit carried away >_<…hehe sorry)

Anyway, though I think that it is slightly lacking in comparison to their previous album (please don’t hurt me…) with the hit single “Dream Girl” (played that song to death…but it has resurrected AGAIN!), it still isn’t a bad song. Maybe a great song for waking up to on a early morning,  or a song that would be blasting through your earphones while you were walking somewhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgeAmF7bgoE

6. 클레멘타인 – 문채원 (From the “It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl” OST)

btw, the singer of the song is a girl, no the guy on the cover though...I love that man XD

Btw, the singer of the song is a girl, not the guy on the cover though…I love that man XD

As peaceful as a lullaby – a song that will leave you in a drowsy/sleepy mood *yawn*

(I did literally yawn when I was typing that…how embarrassing ><)

Very calming and very soothing. And Moon Chae Won sung the song! Her voice is so nice to listen to 🙂

I don’t listen to it very often though; seems like a children’s lullaby to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-QTUXBoEig

7. I Need A Girl (feat. G-Dragon) – Tae Yang

I need a girl~ I need a girl~ catchy but just not my style

I need a girl~ I need a girl~ catchy but just not my style

A nice song to be listening to anywhere. It’s another top-tapper, but still allows your butt to stick to your seat.

I feel slightly disconnected from this song, maybe because I prefer his other songs over this one (give me Wedding Dress any day)

It’s still alright though just, it’s not my cup of tea. Once again, please don’t hate me for this because I am a HUGE Big Bang fan!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWq4evFjYrU

8. Where You Are (Eng. Ver.) – CNBLUE

Ahh Yong Hwa...your voice is heaven~~ take me there anytime ;)

Ahh Yong Hwa…your voice is heaven~~ take me there anytime 😉

Both versions of this song are great! This version in particular is super special awesome because their English is UNDERSTANDABLE!!! THANK YOU KPOP GODS!

It is a fantastic song to be listening to while walking to work/uni or just whenever you feel you need a beat to your step. I always feel really pumped after listen to it. For some reason, it leaves me with a feeling of freshness 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp6__AY_PY

WE ARE ALMOST THERE GUYS!!! TWO MORE TO GO!

 

9. Stand Up! – f(x)

Stand up, wake up! The whole album is AMAZING!

Stand up, wake up! The whole album is AMAZING!

Just as the title states, STAND UP!

This is such a great song for anyone who needs a boost or motivation to start their day. A nice wake-up call for any morning, especially here in Sydney. Recently, mornings are just becoming harder and harder to wake up to (oh, how I despise you WINTER! ><‘)

But waking up to f(x) is a bonus to any day of the year, I believe. It leaves me with a great impression that today is going to be a great day, especially with the repition of the lyrics “Stand Up, Wake Up, hello~~”

Love, love, love this song!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-zSw-53vY

 

10. Venus Flower – alan

alan - beautiful, talented and CAN SING! What else can you ask out of an artist?

alan – beautiful, talented and CAN SING! What else can you ask out of an artist?

A Japanese track that is suitable to be played whilst you wait for your coffee to be brewed.

The catchy beat gives the song a really urban feel, the sort of songs that you would hear playing in a cafe. It can really make a difference in your day, by making it brighter and warmer. As alan (that’s how it is spelt, without a capital ‘A’) sings about sunshine and good mornings, it’s no wonder that I feel more cheerful after listening to it, especially after listening to ‘Stand Up’.

[Btw, the link provided is a live performance. I couldn’t find an audio track of it on YouTube.]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9eAcF9ioGA

 

SOOOOOOOO that comes to the conclusion of day 1! Now, let all of us sigh in relief *inhale*

*EXHALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEE*

Seriously, I wouldn’t even care if you just skipped all of it just to reach to the bottom. Either way, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I promise that the future entries won’t be as lengthy as this has been. The next couple of questions isn’t as demanding (thank goodness for that hehe)

So, I hope you all enjoyed and please, leave a comment about your favourite track out the 10. Otherwise, share your opinions about what you think some tracks make you feel.

Hope you all have a wonderful day (for me, evening) and I’ll catch up with you all soon~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~


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Inspiration searching!

Okay,  so I just scrolled through my tumblr like any Asian-crazy maniac and I discovered alot of these 30 day challenges that I find REALLY REALLY interesting.

I really want to become more active on this site but I found to lack in motivation and inspiration. These challenges may be what I might need right now. Also, I found out about this ‘weekly photo challenge’ that seems really intersting and realistic since these 30 day challenge ones may become too demanding.

But these seem so interesting…anyways, I may start the photo challenge next week. As for some challenges, I may have to still go searching for perhaps shorted ones.

Oh, btw, I want to do these challenges on this blog rather than tumblr. Still will refer back to them but I feel more comfortable typing here 🙂

Will be back soon with new stuff to talk about. I may do an MV review of ‘Wolf’ soon as well.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Enjoy and I hope to talk to you soon~~ Got to go and finish off my history essay now >< oh, the agony lol!