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i'm thinking of getting another fish when i get back home...as some of you know, i had one last year named Nuku Nuku. sadly, he died in a rather horrible accident :( 

this one will also be a betta fish (the pretty ones with the long tails- a.k.a siamese fighting fish), and they are always male. 

...but i need a naaame! i don't want him to be nameless!

one the reasons i have decided to get another fish is because i read something about chinese legend saying that the small, elegant fish, like goldfish and bettas, are viewed as baby dragons (awww ^^) and bring good luck...like everything else lol. but i just kind of want a pretty fish again :) hopefully my housekeeper won't kill it this time.

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ok i know this is probably getting out of hand, but what else do you expect me to do with no life? lol 
1.) spell your name out in band names or singers. 

S- Selena 
E- Evanescence 
L- Lady Sovereign 
E- Eiffel 65 
N- Nelly Furtado 
E- Elton John 

PIERCINGS: Ears...2 in each ear 

WHAT YOU WEARING?: blue floral boxers and my "i love anatevka" shirt 

WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO? "misfit" by elefant 

WHAT TASTE IS IN YOUR MOUTH?: chocolate 

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?: a little hot, but breezy 

HOW ARE YOU?: i guess i'm all right...could be better 

GET MOTION SICKNESS? not usually 

HAVE A BAD HABIT? uh i can be ocd about the littlest things... 

GET ALONG WITH YOUR PARENTS? well, right now, yeah because they miss me :P 

SEXUALITY? bicycle! <3 LOL 

CHILDREN?: yes, most definitely 

BEEN HURT?: oh you betcha

YOUR GREATEST REGRET(S)?: uhm. freshman year. 'nuff said. 

GONE OUT WITH A SOMEONE YOU ONLY KNEW FOR THREE DAYS?: lol no 

YOUR CD PLAYER HAS IN IT RIGHT NOW: uhm...i think the cd i last had in my car was imogen heap 

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?: my friiiieeends <3 and big glossy magazines. and music. 

SEVEN THINGS IN YOUR ROOM: 

1. bed 2. laptop 3. pink umbrella 4. suitcase 5. a weird photo of a mountain (not mine lol) 6. my ipod 7. your mom. haha that wasn't funny... 

SEVEN THINGS THAT ATTRACT YOU TO THE OPPOSITE/ PREFERRED SEX: (in no particular order) 

1. EYES 

2. sweet personality 

3. originality 

4. cuddly. this is of utmost importance. 

5. shyness 

6. intelligence 

7. good taste in music <3 

DO YOU: 
Smoke?: never have, never will 

Read the newspaper?: sometimes...i like how this is in the same category as drugs and tobacco. 

Do Drugs?: never 

HAVE YOU EVER: 

Been in love?: yes 

Had a medical emergency?: yes 

Had surgery?: yes 

Swam in the dark?: yes 

slept outdoors?: yes 

Pulled an all nighter?: yes...IB *shakes fist* 

Been on radio/tv?: yes...ch0ir lol 

Been to a party?: uh yesh 

Gotten lost in the woods?: lol no 

Do you have any gay/lesbian friends?: lol that's like the majority of the Wall 

ABOUT YOU: 
Wallet: independent artist...it has a whale on it :D 

Coffee: depends what i'm in the mood for...i almost always like hazelnut though 

Cologne/Perfume: sex on the beach- victoria's secret 

IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, HAVE YOU...: 
Cried: yes 

Bought something: yes 

Gotten sick: no Sang: yes lol 

Been kissed: no!! *cries*

Wanted to tell someone you love them, but didn't?: lol no i pretty much tell everybody 

Talked to an ex: no 

Talked to someone you have a crush on: yes 

Had a serious talk: no 

Missed someone: YESYESYES. change that to missed SOMEONES. LOL 

Hugged someone: no...i haven't been hugged in a while 

Argued with a parent(s):no 

Attend Church: are you kidding me. 

LAST: 
Thing you drank: water 

Place you went: harvard square 

Person you talked to: lauren (lj- my new buddy yaaay) 

Person you IMed: lj lol 

LAST QUESTIONS: 
1. your name? Selene 

2. grandparents' first names? Siraj, Bilquis, Nana, and Dadi 

3. what songs do you sing in the shower? whatever is on my mind lol it can get pretty random 

4. what did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?: ghosts in the dark from nowhere 

5. when and why did you last vomit? a long time ago...dun remember 

6. What's in your pockets right now? i don't currently have pockets 

7. what color are your bedroom walls? here they are boring white. at home they are minty green :) 

8. last thing that made you laugh? a fanfic...i'm a nerd. 

9. nicknames your parents call you? "leelee", "missy", and some urdu ones you wouldn't get :P most common is "morti" which is calling someone fat affectionately lol (yes, you can do that in urdu...) 

10. things you shout to stupid drivers? i dun shout, i just get pissed 

11. how do you like your chocolate? on someone. >: D 

12. others describe your butt as: are people talking about my butt? o.O 

13. describe your fingernails? semi long, remnants of sparkle polish on them 

14. what will you be doing tomorrow? back to the lab, again (haha eminem reference...ew)

feeling:
blah blah
whale songs:
the sounds: painted by numbers
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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting this is my new favorite color. :) i just wanted to share its beauty with all of you.
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This is The Guilty Game. Next to the questions, put your answers as either guilty or innocent. Guilty if you have, innocent if you haven't. The number of guilties you have, is the number of years in prison you are sentenced to. Re-post with a headline stating how many years in prison you have....


1. Dated outside your race? G
2. Given a hickey? I
3. Dated your best friend? G
4. Sung in the shower? G
5. Spit in someone's drink? I
6. Shoplifted? I
7. Dumped someone? I
8. Opened your christmas presents early? G
9. Lied to a friend? G
10. Seen "The Goonies" more than 10 times? I
11. Played a Computer game for more than 5 hours? G
12. Ran through the sprinklers naked? G
13. ate food off the floor? G
14. Went outside naked? G
15. Flashed somebody? I
16. Mooned somebody? I
17. Been on stage? G
18. Made someone cry? G
19. Been in a parade? G
20. Been in a school play? G
21. Drank beer? I
22. Gotten detention? G
23. Been on a plane? G
24. Been on a cruise? I
25. Broken into a house? I
26. Gotten a tattoo? I
27. Gotten piercings? G
29. Gotten into a shouting match? G
30. Been skinny dipping? G
31. Spun yourself in circles to get dizzy on purpose? G
32. Laughed so hard it hurt? G
33. Tripped on your own feet? G
34. Cried yourself to sleep? G
35. Cried in public? G
36. Thrown up in public? G
37. Lied to your parents? G
38. Skipped class? G
39. Cried so hard you threw up? G
40. Had more than five REAL bf/gfs? I

man...27 years in prison T^T anyone gonna join me during that extremely long sentence?

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i am considering going back to a xanga...

not that i don't adore LJ, because i do...but i dunno...lol i guess it's just my need for spontaneous change...the way i will randomly move my bed some days...

plus, no one writes in their LJ much except me and falina!! that's right, feel ashamed...we are LJ queens...

if LJ had a prom, we'd win.

that was random.

but anyway...i miss the xanga days ^^;

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sorry, i still really don't feel like posting photos and writing about boston ^^ LOL...

well, i guess since i'm posting i kind of am writing about boston, but oh well...
yeah. so things have been going okay, am learning more every day about fending for myself and not being a spoonfed child as i was brought up ^^...i have also learned that it is not a good idea to sit on the computer in the evening, because then 8 o' clock rolls around and then it's too late for a gorgeous babe overly conscious, rule-abiding chick like me to be wandering the streets getting dinner. that's ok, probably better for me in the long run ^^; i kind of hoped my this point in the summer i'd be a bit slimmer (i had this great image in my head where it's the first day of class, and i'm looking like a superstar walking down the A-wing, and everyone's like "whoooooahhhhhhhhhh...") LOL...maybe it was just a tad unrealistic :)

have also figured out that my skin is decidedly acne prone and no amount of water will help to clear it up a little. *sigh* i've been downing aquariums daily in order to improve my complexion, to no avail. 

had a very disturbing/scared the crap out of me encounter yesterday. those who know me well know that for some reason or another i tend to attract every creepy horny male on the planet, but never before has a guy actually approached me, talked to me, called me beautiful, and asked if i would be his girlfriend.

i know what you're thinking- "selene, that's really sweet so what's your problem?"
WELL IT WAS A CREEPY SWEATY (and i don't mean to sound racist, i really don't, but) SKEEZY SLIMY MEXICAN GUY AT LEAST 3-4 YEARS OLDER THAN ME. WITH WEIRD SILVER THINGS IN HIS TEETH. I COULD SEE HIS TEETH BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T STOP SMILING. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

i basically kept my cool and replied to him, in spanish as well, that i was taken. i almost said boyfriend, but then i realized saying 'girlfriend' would be 10x as effective.

THAT shut him up :) but i'm still really creeped out about it all...it's not like i looked slutty, either...i was wearing a loose tshirt and jeans, for crying out loud. 

curves are a curse, ladies, not a blessing. lesson of the week. anyone have any binding ideas?

and of course, a very happy 2 years ^^
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yes, i am in boston. yes, i have pictures. yes, i could tell you everything that's happened so far.

buuuut i'd rather do this survey. i'll save all the other crap for later :)

42 of the MOST Random Questions Ever, BE HONEST

1. Where were you 1 hour ago?
At 7:21 AM, I was on the 86 bus to Harvard square
2. Who will be your next kiss?
Depends who wants to kiss me, eh? It COULD be YOU!
3. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
A box of pink tissues, and a random sticky note. Hey, if I were home I'd have a looong list, but I'm not.
4. When is the last time you went to the mall?
Sometime last month?
5. Are you wearing socks right now?
No I'm wearing sandals
6. When was the last time you went out of the state?
I am currently out of state :D
7. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No...I still need to see Pirates T^T
8. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Either OJ or water, I can't remember the order.
9. What are you wearing right now?
a grey tshirt, khaki bermuda shorts, and assorted jewelry :D
10. Have you been in a car wash?
Ever? Or as of late? Recently, no.
11. Last food you ate?
A bagel with cream cheese.
12. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My mom- she leaved to go back home today so she's all weepy and calling me all the time because I'm staying here for another 3 weeks.
13. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
Yeah! Just yesterday I bought a shirt that says "Harvard Med School" and it's really cute cos it has this little EKG thing on it...yeah I'm a dork.
14. Do you have a pet?
Yes- I have 4 cats, and I miss them all to death right now...
15. What's the last sporting event you watched?
World Cup: Italy vs. France (AND MY COUNTRY WON!) lol...
16. What is your favorite class?
Uh, well last year I think it was either Spanish or English. I only liked my English CLASS though, not the teacher so much but whatever.
17. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
At home with friends and my cats. I know, that was really lame but it's so true. Either that or I want to be in Harvard Square with my friends...it's such a fun place. I know Nina would probably go crazy at this one cool store called Black Ink. Oh, and there is an Urban Outfitters EVERYWHERE.
18. What is the last thing you purchased online?
Chanel earrings
19. How old are your parents?
Dad- 53
Mom-51
20. Are you in love?
Very much so <3
21. Do you miss anyone?
Well THAT's a stupid question. Course I do.
22. Last play you saw?
Uhhhh...Bombay Dreams. It sucked. A lot.
23. What are your plans for the day?
Stay here in the lab till about 3 or so, come up with a few more hypotheses, go back to Harvard square, go to Black Ink and pick up some of those awesome postcards for my friends, do a little shopping, pick up dinner, and go home.
For tomorrow?: Something very similar, most likely :) Or I'll go to Fenuil Hall...
24. Who is the last person you commented on myspace?
Kristina! Cause she just got a myspace. You should comment her. She's hot stuff.
25. Ever go to camp?
Uhm, I've gone to Space Camp (best week ever), and Aquatic Camp for several years.
26. Were you an honor roll student in school?
Yeah
27. What do you know about the future?
Virtually nothing lol. I am going to (hopefully) go to med school, get an MD, and hopefully in between all that, manage to find someone who will love me to pieces despire my uber nerdiness :)
28. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
Actually no. These days I put very minimal effort into my looks...I'm in a med school for crying out loud!! Who can I honestly attract, or WANT to attract? lol besides I always have to run to catch the bus...
29. What time is it now?
8:36 AM
30. Where is your best friend located?
They are located in Sacramento and Carmichael, back in ol' Californy.
31. Do you have a tan?
Yeah, I didn't really have a choice :P Be jealous, Paris Hilton.
32. How old do you want to be when you have kids?
Hopefully before I'm too old...Maybe around 32 or so? Only after I'm done establishing myself though.
33. Do you collect anything?
You know those free advertising cards for clubs and dance parties that you see with really cool art on them that they have in record stores and stuff downtown in big cities? I collect those.
34. Who is your best friend?
I have several.
35. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
Yes
36. How do you like your drinks?
Uh, drinkable? lol cold with some ice :) but then again depends on the drink.
37. Do you like hot sauce?
YES. Sriracha. Can't beat it
38. Last time you took a shower ?
Last night
39. Who do you like?
I LIKE a lot of people. I LOVE one :) Hey, you asked for it.
40. What is your mood?
Tired, complacent, lonely, but overall I'm decent.
41. Are you someone's best friend?
Uhm, I would hope so.
42. What's the last TV show you watched?
God I haven't watched TV in forever. I don't miss it though. I think that last show I watched was like 10 minutes of "Everybody Loves Raymond" at the train station.

I tag EVERYONE! GO! GO GOGOGOGOGOGOGOG!!! WHAHDJGDjhgjfkhvgnjshjkghioehnhjknvbhb....*flop*

heh.

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dear mom-

i'm sorry i don't look like the perfect indian daughter. i'm sorry i'm not waif-thin, and that my legs are short and stubby, and completely useless for dancing, or for showing off from under a miniskirt. i'm sorry that they are strong and are made for climbing endless stairs and propelling myself across water instead. i'm sorry that i have a chest. it doesn't always fit into everything, but it shows that i don't need to put it on public display, or let it climb over the neckline of my shirt to say that i am proud of it, and that it is beautiful. i'm sorry my arms are not perfectly toned- i'm working on it. however, they will never be tree branches- they will always be powerful enough to protect those i love. i'm sorry my shoulders and collarbones don't peek out from under my skin. instead, they are broad from lap after lap in the pool, and used to scare the shit out of my competitors. i'm sorry that i don't have a bellydancer tummy. it is flabby, and a far cry from a six pack, but it's in progress, and i can't beat it up specifically if i myself am a work in progress. it just wouldn't be fair. at the gym, it tries just as hard as i do, and still takes it for the team the next morning.
i'm sorry that my eating habits and exercise isn't working fast enough for you. i'm only doing as much as i can without compensating the more important things. i'm sorry that my body functions normally, unlike those anorexic/bulimic girls, and is taking its time to lose weight and build muscle. i'm sorry that every morsel that touches my tongue is, 9 times out of 10, not a slimfast bar, but an apple slice, or a cheese stick. come on, i'm not even secretely eating the cadbury chocolate bars, or the cookies, or the pie, or the candy that you love so much, i've left it alone for those who can talk, but not act on what they preach.

all in all, i'm sorry that i'm not the trophy daughter you wish i could be. i'm sorry that i care just a little more about this upcoming internship, about my health course, and about summer school class, all of which concern my future, just a little bit more than the part of my future that involves attracting a mate. remember? it's what separates us from every other animal- that extra thought and ambition? really mother, i'm only being human.
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and if you could see what's come over me,
then you would know.
'cause i'm walking free,
the wind at my back,
bathed in afterglow.


so lately there's been a million things going on- most of the wonderful, and even the ones that aren't are tolerable :)

started listening to vanessa carlton's harmonium album again...it's been a while. i love that album- all those songs are fantastic...they make you reflect and think. i highly recommend it to anyone. good for long afternoons and evenings when you're not doing much.

i've been thinking of doing some art/writing soon...i don't know...i used to be able to write almost anytime, and it'd be decent at least. i can't seem to do that anymore...i have even noticed that when i write anything, it sound very analytical and...i don't know. it's weird, because i'm not that kind of a person...i just think all this medicine work is rubbing off on me. i'd sure like to have my old creativity again. i want to write a song! well, lyrics anyway...i don't know about music...

submitted my paper to cerebrum journal yesterday....i really hope it gets published. that would be cool :) exposure!

reeeeallly looking forward to boston and cambridge in the coming month. the more i read about cambridge, the more i think it may be one of my perfect cities. but don't worry, san francisco will always be #1.

i'm going to go get a haircut now!! i'm getting a trim and layers, so we'll see how that works out...

***EDIT: just got back from the hair ppt. i loooove my newww cutt!!!!
feeling:
calm calm
whale songs:
vanessa carlton: who's to say
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haha my LJ is really adorable now! you SHOULD see it...i'm proud of it :)
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at my desk
feeling:
content content
whale songs:
keane- crystal ball
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ive been tagged! pues....

here are the songs i am into right now. :)

1. "Life is a Highway" Rascal Flatts
2. "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree" KT Tunstall
3.  Basically every song on the L'espoir mixes
4.  "Call Me When you Get This" and "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae
5.  "Headlock" Imogen Heap
...I know that's not seven...it's just I have a LOT right now that I love and I dunno their names XD

i tag nina, danica, mari, courtney, christine...and whoever else lol

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A is for age:
i'm 17, the dancing queen

B is for beer of choice:
the stuff is so gross

C is for career:
doctor? scientist? porn star? french lit. major?

D is for your dog's name:
does having a bitch count? ;) lol

E is for essential item you use everyday:
aside from like, the basics...my computer

F is for favorite song at the moment:
probably 'put your records on' by corinne bailey rae :) so cute..

G is for favorite game:
uh...shag tag :P i like chess too, but it's not as cool

H is for Home town:
sacramento, really...not oxford so much anymore

I is for instruments you play:
piano...does voice count?

J is for favorite juice:
i love like, every fruit juice out there.

K is for whose butt you'd like to kick:
i don't really have anyone at the moment...

L is for last hug:
my cat, bonnie. she doesn't like hugs, so she got a little mad.

M is for marriage:
most certainly :)

N is for name of your siblings:
sunny...but she's actually just a frickin' rain cloud. an ACID rain cloud.

O is for overnight hospital stays:
a few times, but the most exciting was the sleep test i did. love walking down to the cafeteria with a fat control pad and all these rainbow wires glued to my head. most glamorous moment of my life, really.

P is for phobias:
spiders, and like, a bunch of other things. sometimes even the dark, but thats not really a phobia...just a little scared

Q is for quotation:
i don't have one, but i heard a funny one yesterday
"a black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."

R is for Biggest Regret:
not saying things sooner, lying.

S is for status:
take-in, unlike chinese take-out. didn't you love that lame spur of the moment pun?

T is for time you wake up:
6:00 in rhetoric...more like 6:40 in reality

U is for underwear:
i have so much underwear, in like all varieties.

V is for vegetable you love:
celery! cucumbers!

W is for wish.
that i do well on my ES final, and other more personal things.

X is for x-rays you've had:
a lot. lol i have cool bones. you should check them out sometime.

Y is for yummy food you make:
....i make good desserts lol

Z is for zodiac sign:
capricorn
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  1. Selene can turn her stomach inside out. (it's true...it's the only way i can eat things...)
  2. The Vikings believed that the Northern lights were caused by Selene as she rode out to collect warriors slain in battle.
  3. Over 2000 people have now climbed Selene, with roughly ten percent dying on the way down. (i'm just that good, ok?)
  4. White chocolate isn't technically chocolate, because it doesn't contain Selene! ('cause i add the brown chocolatey goodness..)
  5. If you cut Selene in half and count the number of seeds inside, you will know how many children you are going to have. ('cause i just swallowed a crystal ball the other day)
  6. Never store Selene at room temperature. (...)
  7. Selene has often been found swimming miles from shore in the Indian Ocean. (guess where i'm escaping from?)
  8. About one tenth of Selene is permanently covered in ice. (that part would be my heart.)
  9. Banging Selene uses 150 calories an hour. (all the more reason to get some of this. neh?)
  10. Selene can be seen from space. (either this is a hint for me to exercise, or what...)
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ahh! i have been tagged by falina!!!

well, here goes. i get to list MY 6 strange habits...

1. like a lot of people, i clean my room when i'm stressed out. however, i will also reorganize my binder or wallet, rearrange furniture, reorganize the shampoos/body washes in my shower, and clean my fingernails obsessively. :) i don't think that one's TOO strange though...

2. when i use a mechanical pencil, it's got to have ample eraser on it. if it's down to the nub where the eraser is flat, i refuse to use it.

3. if my cat has anything stuck to his/her whiskers, i will chase them down until they surrender and let me remove it for them.

4. i obsessively poke and prod and strive to conceal a tiny puffy bumb on my cheek that no one notices except me. watch, you'll all notice it NOW though lol

5. my feet HAVE TO BE CLEAN before i go to sleep...

6. (this one's not that weird either) for standardized tests, where you have to bubble answers, i CAN'T STAND it when i mark even a leeeeetle bit outside the line.

okay so i'm OCD.

now, i tag danica and nina...although both of them hardly ever post >(

**EDIT: actually i have another one: whenever AOL says "goodbye" when you sign off, i say goodbye to it back.
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so, it happened- the thing my parents were waiting for. i got in my first car accident!

yeah okay i don't want to go into the whole story, but i was hit, and my left passenger door and window is completely shattered...

i'm not hurt, thankfully, though the airbag hit my jaw and it kind of aches now...

i'm still in shock- it was easily one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me. i was hit, lost control and spun over to the other side of the road. i didn't even remember anything until some guy asked if i was okay. thankfully, the other party was not hurt either.

i don't even care if i don't get to drive for a while though, i really don't, because it was so scary and even if my car wasn't damaged, i still woudn't want to...it really scared the life out of me...i was SO lucky- if i had been a foot farther back when i made my turn, my door (and me) would have easily been hit.

...something up there loves me.

EDIT: but i'm so happy right now that what happened just can't bring me down :)
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marianne nyman left a comment on my deviantart page!!!! she's only, like, the best photogrpaher on DA- i'm so happy she actually saw me as worthy enough to pay a visit to...:) now if only jisuk cho would drop me a line...i could collect famous deviant comments! then again he seems like a real jerk so...maybe not...

i feel so special ^^
feeling:
chipper chipper
whale songs:
Ashlee Simpson- L.O.V.E
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i wonder if the leaning tower of pisa ever felt like all it was ever good for was for gravity experiments...that nobody does anymore.
i like making these kind of things- they are more creative than just blocks of text :)
feeling:
melancholy melancholy
whale songs:
james blunt- you're beautiful
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oh...my...fucking GOD.

so i was making some engrish for fun with babelfish. so i typed this classic quote from this shirt:

i spilled some milk...oh my God!

and then i hit english to japanese. i got this: 私はミルク... オハイオ州を私の神こぼした!

so i copied and pasted that into 'japanese to english', and what did it give me?

I the milk...my God dropped Ohio state!!

LMAO that's the best engrish i have ever made

...i am copyrighting that phrase

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thought i'd share with you some snapshots from my trip :)

PART 1- ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

the city views outside my cousins' apartment in abu dhabi

the actual apartment...we live on the 9th floor :)

the street just outside...just from looking at the photo, you'd think it was any other american city lol

see, you all have just heard of hookah bars. but i have been to one, and actually smoked one :) i'm not just posing for the photo lol

and this is the summer home we bought there. just kidding. this is the palace hotel...only sheikhs and big-shots stay there though :( the dome changes color!!! i caught it at blue...

this is inside Ibn Battuta mall...it's this bigass mall where every section is a theme from a diff part of the world. this is supposed to be jerusalem.

this is another section of the mall...the china section :) look at the bigass boat...it tickles the ceiling!
that's my sister and aunt goofing off at the bottom.

the tall sail-shaped building in the background is the Burj al Arib- the world's only seven star hotel...just to go in costs like $100 or something close to that...what you're seeing is only the top part...there's another half underwater, where you can have an underwater room! =-o i want my honeymoon to be there...cha right selene. at night, the building changes colors. arabs seem to like this color-changing thing. hmmmmm

this is arabia...what did you expect. the covers on their muzzles are so they don't spit in your eye heh

makes me feel like cooking something :)

this is a tiny section....there's a pair of shoes to match every fucking article of clothing you own.

along with an outfit to match your every fucking shoe.

i tried lebanese food for the first time! it was very yummy

teh skyline at night :)

the gateway to the palace hotel...purple!

PART 2- KARACHI, PAKISTAN

sorry...i forgot to invert it...you'll have to crane your neck sideways. anyway, this is the textile section of a typical market in karachi.

food you've never dreamt of before

karachi is famous for its truck art...every truck driver decorates their trucks with great detail, whether it's a passanger bus or a water truck, like this one.

not that this has any cultural significance, but here's me getting ready to go to a mehndi :), which is like a bachelorette party...except cooler

again, crane your neck. this is my great uncle, Jinnah's, mausoleum...he gets one cuz he helped found pakistan :)

one of my aunts has a friend who owns a huge designer textile factory...here's how block prints are made :)

ooooo the colors they use!

apartments from a poorer side of town....they're so interesting though.

my cousin Ravi and i attempting to ride a camel. it was scary but fun

my cousins' beach hut- we stayed there for a day....all the huts are so adorable

the beach! that's the arabian sea, and it's very far out because when we were there, it was low tide. see where the puddles are? that's where the water comes to when it's low tide....this is the arabian sea, btw

my new shell collection from the beach :)


and thats about it! i have a lot more, but they are art photos that i'm saving for devART :) enjoy!!!


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it's 1:07 AM new year's day over here in karachi! HAPPY NEW YEARS! WOOOOOO a FRESH START in 2006, yes?
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