Category: Family

Family contains general posts about my family. You will find that I keep details down to a minimum as I consider this information rather personal. Some of my older posts may contain sensitive information, but in recent years I have refrained from including too much detail about my family to respect their privacy.

For those curious, my family do know that I have a blog, but they only read a few posts when they initially discovered it (or rather, bothered to actually look! – they had known for a while that I had one). I do, however, write frequently about my brother Brandon.

I had my graduation ceremony for my Master of Interactive Multimedia (MIMM) yesterday. I was really looking forward to wearing a square hat again. Too bad we don’t get to keep them. I think the guy fitted me with one that was too big, though, because it kept slipping off my head.

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Port Macquarie-18

On the weekend, my family went to Port Macquarie, which is a few hours up north of Sydney. There were seven of us altogether: me, my mum, dad, Brandon, my cousin Ricky, his aunt (who has been visiting for a few weeks), and James. I was considering not going, just so everyone could fit in the car, but James said he wouldn’t mind coming so we had another car to fit everyone.

On Saturday morning James thought he had locked his keys in his car. We were wondering how that was actually possible, and how he would have locked the car. He thought he had left the keys in his jacket pocket and then thrown the jacket in the back of the car. Inside the house, we looked absolutely everywhere for the keys, but couldn’t find them. We retraced steps, looked under couches and on tables, but could not locate the keys. Eventually James’s mum dropped off his spare key.

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On Monday (25th November) it was my brother Brandon’s 18th birthday. I contributed to his new PC, which he built himself last week (he was ridiculously excited, having finished high school and all). He’s very proud of it and obviously very happy with it. New monitor, faster processor, the works. I also bought him Guild Wars 2 for PC. As a family, we got him a really cool world globe, amongst other things.

His favourite cake is marble mudcake.

Brandon’s birthday cake, a marble mudcake.
Brandon’s birthday cake, a marble mudcake.

Brandon with me and our cousin Ricky.
Brandon with me and our cousin Ricky.

I have no idea

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Sometimes I wish I had achieved my childhood dreams of becoming a doctor, just so I could help people, the way people have helped me. I loved science, dearly, when I was in school, but as a career, I think I gave up on it. Which I suppose is kind of sad, I nearly did engineering, I nearly did biology, I nearly did nanotechnology — but in the end, I chose a communication degree, and I chose to study postgrad in multimedia.

Last week, on Thursday, I bought an iPhone 5c (it is a damn gorgeous phone!). I bought the white one, after convincing myself that my indecision would lead me to hate any of the other colours after a while, and promptly named it Moontrooper two days later, after deciding that Tristanator would only be the name of my future electric guitar and only if it is not pink, and that despite giving my iPod, iPad and iPhone 4S the names Gumdrop, Gumpop and Gumball, respectively, “Gumball II” wasn’t really going to cut it.

Walking towards the Apple store in inexplicably sweltering weather (it was 40°C), I realised that the pain around my abdomen — that I had been feeling at least one day prior — was still present.

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This is a slightly long overdue post but it’s still the first week of the new year! I hope you had a terrific new year no matter how you spent it, and that 2013 brings you lots of smiles and love. I’m titling this post “Hello [year]” as I did with my other posts; it’s sadly not on the first of January as it was for the past three years, but we all get a […]

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Jump to my previous post for a little survey I did. This is my blog post of the week, though! 🙂

Since we picked my cousin Ricky up from the airport we’ve had a mad ball this entire week. I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of year. I was so keen to welcome in the new year, but I’m a bit scared. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m a bit sad to farewell […]

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Shakespeare – you taught the modern world – in your perfect prose and bitter sonnets; your emotional scripts; your flawless hand, intricate form and written words – about all there is in a world of betrayal, love, lies and most of all – tragedy.

They say a person dies every few seconds. Does it matter to you if that person doesn’t matter to you? Do you care about that person’s family? Do you care why […]

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It’s 10:52pm, I slept at midnight last night, and it was awfully hard dragging myself out of bed this morning when I kept hitting “snooze” on my alarm. I think I am still jetlagged from my trip to Indonesia. I feel really tired even though Indonesia is only three hours behind… My mum hasn’t been feeling too good lately; I think her typhoid-like condition is getting more serious. She’s been needing to visit the doctor […]

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Today is just a four-day week. In my state we have Friday and Monday off, because it’s Good Friday and Easter over the weekend, through to Easter Monday. I am completely looking forward to this weekend because I really need to catch up on some work, reading my favourite blogs (/cry), and just having a break from university and work in large blobs. You have nooooooo idea.

I can’t really say I’m stressed, to be […]

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Earlier I was reading Cat’s recent blog post about her wedding plans, and I watched the beautiful video that her wedding photographer had created for her. Of course, I’m one of those girls who has always dreamed of being swept off her feet by Monsieur Awesome, Prince Charming, or The Doctor – and this got me thinking about when I would get married and/or have a wedding.

I used to be really excited […]

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