All posts tagged: Party

Day 317: Teaching my 9th yoga class, Dani’s cheeks, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Double Rainbows!

Today was probably my favourite day teaching so far… It truly is wonderful watching people progress and continue to push themselves more and more each week. And it’s amazing – like a dance… or a well-rehearsed orchestra – when the class starts to tune into that collective consciousness and begins to move as one. Grateful! =) / Dani… I… umm… There are no words to describe how much I appreciate this photo. I am just grateful I caught it on camera. Because this is priceless, and will probably put a smile on my face any day I want for the rest of my life! =D / St James’ park during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – what a fantastic atmosphere and event to be a part of. It is hard for a TCK to feel any sort of loyalty or patriotic pride towards any given country because, well, we never really know where ‘home’ is. However, at least for today, I got a sense of what it must feel like to be truly proud to be …

Day 294: Teaching my 5th yoga class, Power Naps, Anna’s Birthday Party and Tash’s Sticky Toffee Pudding…

Grateful for all those who came to my 5th yoga class today. / Grateful for power naps. / Grateful for being present at Anna’s birthday BBQ and celebrations today. This photo makes me smile, because it reminds me of home, and a very wonderful time in my life. / Badge, thanks for dropping us off at the tube =) / Tash, your sticky toffee pudding concoction tonight was absolutely divine. One day, your kids are gonna love you for this!! ūüėČ / Grateful my local Sainsbury’s had mange juice, “catheter” bags and straws in stock. Made my birthday treat so much easier to arrange =)

Day 168: Mad Men Parties, Empty Pint Glasses and having friends that look after me when I need it!

Grateful for being invited to this Mad Men-inspired house party. Well done Jo and team! / And let’s just say I am extremely grateful for having a solid bunch of friends who pull me out of the cold and push me up the stairs and into bed. Thank you Jo, Kav and Kate! / Thank god for empty pint glasses! The End.

Day 147: Engagement Parties, Toni & Guy, head massages at the salon and my even shorter haircut!

Admit it. You love the head massages you get at the hairdresser’s as much as I do! I know you do! / I love Toni & Guy and my brand new, shorter than short haircut! =D This is actually the chop I wanted from the start but was advised that as it was quite a drastic change from the long locks I’d grown out in St Lucia, going mid-length first was a “safer” option. Well, I’m glad I went for it in the end =) Though… if I keep cutting my hair every time I get restless… I might end up bald by the new year… =/ =p / Thank you Ana for my new look. / Loved the free coffee I got while waiting for my turn (even if they did forget about me for 15 mins!) / At least the coffee came with a thick chocolate star sprinkled generously on top of my latte =) / Thank you, Kerry and Ben, for inviting us to your birthday-cum-engagement party. You make me smile, and …

Day 136: The XX, Baby Dub and Zumba!

I am in love with The XX. Listening to them is like sweet, hot honey pouring down my throat and into my heart. They are so good it makes my heart want to cry, if that makes sense!?! Most definitely album of the week! / Tracks I am playing on loop: Intro, Islands and Stars. / For cool remixes of the track Intro, check these out: Remix by Suprema, inspired by Rihanna’s’ “Drunk on Love” – to feel high and fly. Baby Dub version – to feel stoned, viscous and swim. Nas’ “Life’s an Intro” sample – to bring it back to the urban ghetto yo. / I cannot possibly describe how much fun I had at Zumba tonight, but I will try in a few words slammed together… It was like: Laughter. HipHop. Kat. Cali. Party. Dance. Fun. Soca. Salsa. Party. HAHA. Party. Shakethatbooty. END!

Day 135: The SEO Maestro, Egnyte HybridCloud, Forever 21 and Fiona!

Thanks Abdi, for sparing a bit of time today to help my mom and I set up our Christmas newsletter online =) Now I know how to use nameserver details properly! =p / Thanks anyway, Tim, for trying to help install the theme. Graham/Dom should be able to help tomorrow ūüėČ / Thank you Jo and Fiona for organising this whole Marrakech trip so that it’s as hassle-free for the rest of us. 3 more days! =D / I had no idea about cloud servers and exactly how they work and why we should use them. But thanks to this hilarious Egnyte ad my cousin, Sean, produced and shared with me… I finally started paying attention. So thanks! ūüėČ x / According to Wikipedia, Forever 21¬†is “an American chain of clothing retailers with branches in major cities in¬†The United States,¬†Puerto Rico,¬†Canada,¬†Europe,¬†Asia, and the¬†Middle East¬†that offers fashion and accessories for young women and men.” According to me? Well… what can I say but here it is… Day 135: I am grateful, and I appreciate, that sometimes… …

Day 132: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Andy Warhol Parties and Growing up 90s…

When you party with a bunch of uber-talented, uber-classy, uber-chic and uber-flamboyant Fashionistas, Designers, Artists and Journalists from the acclaimed CSM, you cannot help but feel like you’re back in the 60s, raising the roof and livin’ it up like a Warhol superstar. Thank you Soozie. What an experience indeed! =) / I am grateful for growing up in the 90s and the immediate sense of kinship you get with people that start singing, dancing, jumping and group-hugging once the Spice Girls, All Saints, TLC¬†and Destiny’s Child come on the stereo. Here’s a bunch of other reasons to be grateful for the 90s… / I don’t think I will ever get sick of this song. I have yet to meet someone our age that cannot relate to this. This is, quite simply, all the hedonism, all the hope, all the¬†recklessness, triumphs¬†and escapism of youth and the night in a bottle Rihanna has drunk and translated into music. I <3. / Grateful for the word:¬†Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Even better when you meet someone that actually knows how to …

Day 112: Club de Fromage, Cold Leftover Pizza and the John Lewis Christmas Ad…

Grateful for Club de Fromage – the blue cheese, gorgonzola and stinking bishop of all cheese fests. Loved every friggin’ stinkin’ moment of it! / If anything is going to pull at your heartstrings this Christmas, this ad will be it. =) Captured here, is a very precise feeling and memory I believe we can all relate to. Wonderful and heartwarming. Well done, Adam & Eve. / Jo, thanks for preparing dinner and heating up the pizzas, onion bhajis and samosas. Though I don’t think these were anywhere near as fully appreciated as they were at 4am in the morning! =p

Day 77: Getting on the train for free, Surrey, The Mighty Ducks and Lola Lo…

Today, I’m grateful I got to get on the train all the way to Surrey for free. / Thank you, Olivia, for the beans on toast. Glad to have finally met you and seen a little bit of Surrey countryside. You have a lovely home and I loved the old school portraits on the wall. Good genes, indeed! / I loved driving in the car and watching a flock of geese flying overhead in a perfect V-formation. Remember¬†The Mighty Ducks??¬†How about that for a bit of 90s nostalgia! / Thanks again, Hennerz, for the Reading invite. Like High School in Hong Kong, that’s all I can say! / Thank you, whoever’s policeman friend it was that let us in to¬†Lola Lo¬†for free. / And finally, thank you¬†Lola Lo¬†for a great night out. Whatever the hell you are really called! I prefer¬†Oo La-la-la-la-la-la-la…¬†to be honest! x

Day 62: Verdant Trees, discovering the word "nubile", getting into Fabric at 2.30 in the morning & door to door night buses home…

I love mornings like today when you step out the door and the weather is just perfect – a cool and mildly breezy 17 degrees with the sun licking the green off the verdant trees. / I always appreciate learning new words and today, us young ladies in the office learned the meaning of the word “nubile”. How we did not know this before, I do not know. But rest assured we spent the next eight hours at work catching up on a decade’s worth of awareness and discovery on the many different ways you can slip “nubile” into a sentence. / Kav, Andres, Rory and co. – what a strange, strange and random turn of events last night was. Glad we got to spend the first half of it together before Bo and I disappeared into the belly of the beast. / Thank you, Fabric, for letting us in at 2.30 in the morning. / And thank you, random medic boy, from King’s for helping us find the cloakroom after. / I am extremely …