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    May Mem­o­ries

    31 May 2015

    A lit­tle recount of my May 2015.


    This month was basi­cal­ly the most “free” I’ve been since March. The heavy assign­ment days were over and I hand­ed in my last assign­ment ear­ly this month and so the rest of it was basi­cal­ly me pro­cras­ti­nat­ing and con­stant­ly semi falling asleep in class. Cof­fee (any any­thing con­tain­ing caf­feine) has been my absolute best friend. I would not have sur­vived the intense work­load and or the 3 hour sleeps I got con­sec­u­tive­ly. You are not wel­comed, sleep depri­va­tion.


    The month start­ed off with my mum’s birth­day and the three of us grabbed lunch at a lit­tle café we vis­it fre­quent­ly. Had some sen­ti­men­tal chats about life in gen­er­al which I nor­mal­ly would not have shared, all thanks to the few glass­es of wine I gulped quick­ly because I was so thirsty. It was a nice lunch. Nor­mal­ly, you’d feel much heav­ier after a meal, but that lunch left me feel­ing lighter and less bur­dened.

    3. J&C WED­DING

    Time is a fas­ci­nat­ing thing. I think it’s only just sunk in that the youth group lead­ers I’ve known for almost sev­en years got mar­ried two weeks ago. They’ve been such a huge part of my high school life and I lit­er­al­ly feel like I watched it all hap­pen, so bear with me as I make myself seem more impor­tant in this entire sit­u­a­tion than I actu­al­ly am. The day start­ed off with me cram­ming in a small hatch­back for about an hour with four oth­er guys as we com­mut­ed to Baulkham Hills for the morn­ing cer­e­mo­ny. The first thing we did when we arrived was get cof­fee (trust). There’s some­thing so spe­cial about wed­dings, the com­mit­ment and will­ing­ness to be there for one anoth­er for the rest of their lives. It’s a tes­ta­ment to the fact that true love still exists in this world.

    The rest of the day became a pho­to­shoot which involved every­one strik­ing mod­el pos­es shame­less­ly in front of my giant mon­ster cam­era. I hap­pi­ly snapped away until I was the only one left to “mod­el”. Need­less to say I posed like a pro was extreme­ly awk­ward. If there was one thought to sum­marise my pho­to­shoot, it would be ‘dear lord, help me.’

    For me, I looked for­ward to the recep­tion the most because, accord­ing to the few times I’ve been to wed­dings, there is a lot of fan­cy food and alco­hol, so nat­u­ral­ly it was the high­light of the entire wed­ding for me. I think that says quite a lot about me. But anyway, the night was filled with laugh­ter and chat­ter and lots of clink­ing of the wine glass to get the cou­ple to kiss, danc­ing, cam­eras flash­ing, FOOD, and of course cham­pagne. It’s been a while since I’ve had so much fun and I can’t wait for some­thing like this to hap­pen again. But in the mean­time, I’ll be sav­ing this in my mem­o­ry bank.


    The weath­er has been more con­sis­tent­ly recent­ly. The sun is out for the most part but dur­ing the late after­noons, the clouds come out to play and basi­cal­ly turns the entire town into one gloomy place. Hon­est­ly, I quite like the gloom. I’ve always been a fan of rainy weath­er and any­thing that’s not sun­ny and cheer­ful. That, too, says a lot about me as a human being. I think there’s some­thing real­ly relax­ing about gloomy weath­er. It gives me clar­i­ty and helps me focus. Thank God it’s win­ter sea­son now.

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    • May has looked promis­ing indeed. It’s always nice to walk away from chats feel­ing refreshed. I’ve always won­dered what you found so appeal­ing about rainy days, but you sure­ly rest your case here. I’d glad­ly trade up all our gloomy days here for sun-lit ones in exchange!
      Con­grats to your youth group lead­ers too! What a love­ly pair, that sort of love seems almost like a fairy­tale. 🙂

    • I love vis­its with fam­i­ly or friends where after­ward, you’re left feel­ing more relieved and like a weight has been lift­ed. What a won­der­ful feel­ing to not feel so heavy any­more. I like both gloomy and sun­shiny weath­er! There’s an app/website you may enjoy, rainymood.com — You can enjoy the sound of rain and gloom any time you want! I love it for relax­ing or doo­d­ley time per­son­al­ly. ^_^

    • Melisa

      it’s offi­cial. i’m hope­less­ly in love with your blog. glad may has been won­der­ful for you.
      fol­lowed your blog by the way, stay in touch 🙂


    • Albert Wijaya

      In love with your pho­tos mood! 🙂 Glad I’ve fol­lowed you.

      Best, Albert | Palm­ing Peb­bles

    • Arden Rubens

      It looks like an amaz­ing month. Beau­ti­ful pho­tos. xx


    • Won­der­ful post and great month. 🙂

    • sara

      I have just dis­cov­ered your blog and I love it! These pics are amaz­ing, have a look at mine too 🙂 http://thefashionportrait.com/

    • Wow that wed­ding looks so gor­geous! It’s so mag­i­cal to see a cou­ple you’ve known for a long time final­ly get mar­ried. It’s been pret­ty gloomy here too, but I’m try­ing to enjoy the excuse to be lazy!


    • sim­plic­i­ty on your pic­tures is just breath­tak­ing:)

    • caris­sa inez

      beau­ti­ful pho­tos. i adore.


    • Such beau­ti­ful shot!

      Alexan­der @ Mr Essen­tial­ist

    • Such beau­ti­ful shot!

      Alexan­der @ Mr Essen­tial­ist

    • beau­ti­ful recap . I real­ly like your pic­tures and the design in gen­er­al!

      Love, Car­o­la // VIEN­NA

    • April Rose Pengilly

      Great post! Your pho­tographs are beau­ti­ful. 🙂

      April xx


    • April Rose Pengilly

      Great post! Your pho­tographs are beau­ti­ful. 🙂

      April xx