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Horseriding lesson is still as frustrating as ever

Went there with steel determination and fire burning in my eyes, all ready to kick the horse to make sure it trots. All of that went out of the window the moment the horse refused to budge after my first kick. And then I proceeded to act like a wimp and flapped my legs frantically while begging it to move. I’m lousy I know.

The instructor advised us to get a short whip orz. Stupid Bob and Rocky all your fault!

Karaoke was fun

Had a moment where we keyed in several old school Jrock Vkei songs. Even though I had no lyrics, Malice Mizer’s Syunikiss was sing-able. But omg no hiragana thingies for their kanji sfjkahkjhsdjkn.

And just oh so randomly, I spotted one of the tenimyu songs This is the Prince of Tennis and just keyed it in HAHA. It was surprisingly, fun. I feel this urge to key in random other songs from tenimyu in future karaoke sessions.

And it’s been a while, but hurray for the revival of Sendai Kamotsu songs in karaoke HAHAHA.

I’m really glad I made myself use the microphone in recent sessions. I realised how much fun it can be belting out songs, or when we’re able to sing together. Even if I can’t read half the lyrics LOL.

I’m still upset that I can’t do a vibrato at all, which is so so so so so crucial to any drama-mama song. My attempts at them are very lame.

I also want to be able to accomplish random rapping parts for some songs. SEAMO why your songs so hard to sing?!

Driving recklessly on the road as always

But I’m getting better at maintaining my composure and winging it if I take the wrong route. I’m getting a Swift! 😀 Green colour! No I’m not going to turn it into a watermelon LOL. But I will love to personalise it here and there! I’m very excited actually. Driving the current car is very difficult for me for many reasons.

I should start looking for GPS navigation systems..

I miss playing games

I really do.

I miss the addiction.

I can’t believe I’m harbouring stupid thoughts about wanting a PC just for gaming.

I refuse to boot Windows into my Mac. I’m someone who cannot deal with viruses at all, so I would like to have at least one computer that will last me for a lifetime. Plus if I could resist the urge to boot Windows so that I can have all the illegal free programs for school purposes, I wouldn’t just cave in because I want to play games.

Too bad I can’t use my father’s PC or laptop. He tinkered with them too much till I can’t use them at all ;;

STGCC 2011 and Horse Riding Lesson #6

Attended STGCC with Alanna and Ivory yesterday! And met up with Jasmine (get well soon!) and Shu for breakfast and dinner respectively. Couldn’t meet up with a lot of the Sparklies, but it’s okay! There are always other opportunities to meet up.

Perhaps because it’s really not what I’m interested in, but we sort of breezed through the whole thing in less than half an hour. If it was catered more to the Japanese market, and probably dolls and stuff, it might have been a lot more fun for me. This time it seems to focus a lot more on what a lot of people like to label as “Western toys and comics” like Marvel etc., and all the storm troopers and random collectibles. The area for animation and design seemed to have expanded a lot more definitely, which is always fun to look at.

I did look forward to Kishida Mel’s spotlight session 8) I’m very very attracted to his style of drawing and colouring, enough to want an autograph from him. I was hoping that I could catch his autograph session, but I realised that I would totally miss it because it’s held at 11AM-12PM, so there went the only thing I was looking forward to LOL. I didn’t really think I would be interested in a talk session, but surprisingly 1 hour flew by really fast~

And to go off topic, he’s really tall. And he’s got a decently cute face. Not ikemen ikemen, but you know, cute. And though common, I enjoyed his voice and his way of speaking and how honestly frank he was when he said he did so and so because it’s his job (for a commission). And he was an actor~ Sense this mini fangirling moment of mine that has got nothing to do with his art. And he likes Oshimizu Nako the most because of her braids hohohoho. COSPLAY?! HAHAHA.

He has another autograph session on Sunday 4PM-5PM, and I did consider going, but I told myself I shall let “Fate” decide for me. Should I be able to get a copy of Atelier Totori/Rorona’s artbook from Kino, I’ll rush for the autograph session. Alas, I checked the Kino site – no copies left LOL.

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After 4 weeks of waiting, we finally got the chance to resume our horse riding lessons.

I know I’ll do very badly during lessons by jumbling up with my hands and basically failing at dealing with the whole saddle, so I was prepared to get skinned by the instructor. I’m glad I mentally prepared myself for it, because if I didn’t, I probably would waste the whole lesson away by giving up. I’m proud of myself for not shriveling up with every blow dealt.

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Random blahblahs and Day 9

Trying to get a much much bigger layout. I can’t stand the tiny space for text haha. Fiddling with random layouts, though I really should be focusing on something like a custom header, but for some reason, I find selecting pictures to be realllly taxing.

I’m finally done with school lessons \o/ One more lesson on Monday, then 2 exams by Thursday, and yaaaaay 2 weeks of well deserved holidays.

I’m telling myself to blog about other things too. To sort of focus on other things going on around me other than my dad.

I’m looking forward to Sunday’s horseriding. I have a feeling that my body will not listen to me at all though, and I’ll just end up bruising my legs in order to desperately keep my feet in the stirrup while trotting. Annnnnd I’ll probably take ages to lift my leg up the stirrup in order to mount. As much as I find it stressing to trot Bob /bricked, I think mounting is just as stressful (just more short-term lol), second being taking the horse to the training grounds (they never listen!!!!!). No matter how high I lift my leg with my hands, it’s always never enough. I resorted to do this little tiptoe skip in order to get the tip of my boot barely on the stirrup, and then without pausing, I grab the saddle and jump like mad to get the momentum again to mount. Maybe that’s why Bob hates me.

And no matter how much I try to measure the stirrups to suit me, I never get it right somehow, and then I’ll just feel very stupid letting my instructor adjust it for me orz. Then I wish he would have just adjusted them to be even shorter so that it’s easier to post lol

I saw that each hole along the belt of the stirrup thing had numbers. I remember my previous one was a 10. I’ll probably adjust it back to that number.. and then let my instructor adjust again as he see fit (and memorise the number!) lol.

Day 9
To bring down his fever, they put this slab of ice under his bed, so his body is ice cold. My mother and I commented that it’s like Yang Guo’s cold jade bed lol. But even with the cold jade bed, his fever remains at 39 degrees. His breathing is so so so low, we’re talking 50 low. blood pressure going up and down. And he’s starting to cough. Everything’s just looking so bad.

I think it’s good that my mother still has a friend to talk to about it, though I wish that he would just stop asking my mum to think about what would her decision be should things happen, and you know, the whole “let him live and pray for a miracle, or end his suffering?” shit. I don’t care if you want my mother to start mentally preparing herself in advance. I think it’s unhealthy for her to keep thinking about this.

And then he can conveniently hang up before he has to experience what I call my mum’s panic mode. It’s just making everything worse. What if she starts developing illness after illness and can’t sleep because she thinks about it too much? Who do you think is going to suffer from this stupid talk. The two of us. Not you.

Horse Riding #5 cleared \o/

I know I should be working on my lolita meme, but thinking of wishlists is actually quite hard lol.

Finally cleared my first 5 lessons of horse riding with Ivory, and I must say I feel very accomplished somehow. Okay five lessons doesn’t sound much, but let me be satisfied in being able to guide my horse around while posting to their trot, even if they might have been moving based on memory partially LOL. My horse was trotting hesitantly while we attempted a serpentine, and when we finally get to go large (trot along the side of the arena), he immediately sped up as it became a familiar route /shot

It's like the S course for a horse..

It's like the S course for a horse..

Recently my appetite has been decreasing, and it’s making me worried because I’m afraid that I would lapse back into that whole period of “no appetite to eat, get a tummyache at every thing I eat, feel sick nonstop. And since I didn’t eat much during the day, I shall do a lot of midnight snacking because my gastric cramps decided to say hello.” I noticed it when I stopped eating during our lunch breaks in school, and when I was having dinner with my friends just a while ago, I felt like gagging.

J-Rock Disney and other random updates

One of the more exciting news shared by my friend Ivory.

Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for ‘V-ROCK Disney’!

Essentially, songs from Disney films will be covered by J-rock/Visual Kei bands. And while I’m usually not very excited by the idea of “remixes”, I’m actually looking forward to this album coming out on September 7. I admit, I’m bias towards Nightmare, but at the same time, I do believe the bands can do a decent job of covering the songs without killing the inner Disney kid in us.

My guess is that A Friend Like Me is gonna sound like Nightmare’s the LAST SHOW

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The Doll Affair 2011 and Horse riding lessons!

I promise to update more regularly D< What has happened significantly to me: 1. I just cut my hair again and I'm glad it's growing out of its current stye because I am not used to the blunt straight fringe. Also I get to make more waves with my grown out hair. Am amazed that I don't need to touch up my colour yet. Am half tempted to take this opportunity to try out extensions if I want to leave my hair long again... 2. I attended The Doll Affair 2011 at the Singapore Conference last Saturday and had fun =) While it's a lot more spacious, it felt less exciting than the previous times (probably because I'm no longer a helper and am now just a attendee wandering until my friends wrap up their booth to get back?) But things are always a lot more fun when you have spending monies, so I indulged a bit and bought some random stuff here and there! I think it's so funny that I tried to look for someone without knowing how she looks like. At the same time, my friend reported that said person saw me during the event, but argh I don't know how she looks like! D8 Coordinate on that day =D [caption id="attachment_60" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="I love my military motif jacket."]I love my military motif jacket.[/caption]

Skirt: Atelier Pierrot (borrowed from Jasmine)
Everything else: Off brand (Thanks Steph for lending me her hat at the last minute!)

3. I’ve been trying to study hard and I think it’s finally paying off for this semester. Almost near the end of the first half of the semester before I switch to the next modules, so don’t give up, self! I’ll have to slap myself to remind myself that it’s it’s only 2 modules atm so it’s a lot more manageable.. that and the fact there were no huuuge assignments and regular homework (except for a grand total of 2 essays).

Oh and that the exams are easier (for me). Less memorising, more application. (I’ll cry if I have to memorise all these stupid itty bitty little words..)

4. I just finished my first horse riding lesson! It’s super fun! The instructor’s going at a super fast speed, but I’m sure he will slow down at the 2nd lesson. No way am I prepared for a trot just after one class. No Way. I’ll be smashing into fences and trees before I even complain about my ass hurting from all the trotting.

The first time I got on the horse (called Bob), I gave a tiny squeal at the height (and how I’m generally not having my feet on the ground at all). The instructor commented that I shouldn’t do that unless I want Bob to think that he has a savage wild beast sitting on him LOL orz. And when the instructor left me to tend to my friend who’s also taking classes with me, Bob kept fidgeting and tried desperately with his head and one leg to scratch himself. And I just.. desperately clung on D8 Well I didn’t dare to cling cling for fear of Bob moving backwards (he will if you pull on the reins too much), so I was more of… swaying along with him as if I’m on a boat.

And he kept on biting his damn bit it was unnerving me! D8 Was I doing something wrong?! My friend’s didn’t seem to be doing it!

My fear for future lessons would be that I keep repeating the same mistakes until the instructor gets impatient. And then I’ll fumble even more. I just know it will happen. I can imagine it. He’ll skin me for my steering and all that.. up down up down shit.

And yey, due to some miscommunication, I got both of us a $50 discount each off our lessons hohoho! /SHOT

I should buy a pair of pants for this..