Thursday, May 29, 2014

ANDREW IS 2 DECADES OLD


Last night my archi friends and I celebrated my mate Andrew's 20th. He is so old. jokes kimbaobao don't kill me. We had very expensive fancy buffet food and fancy wine. We like that fancy yo. But what was really nice was the fact that we had all survived a terribly strenuous week of studio and it honestly did call for a celebration. It was also nice on the fact that we had seen each other every day for 7 days straight at uni that it was nice to see them outside of that context.

p.s. how freaking cute are all my friends naww - good bunch they are.
also how cute is the card we got andrew - most ghetto thing ever LOL dat zero ^_^

only 3 more assessments left - 3 weeeks left till freedom and singaporeeeeee ;)

x
gracie


Sunday, May 18, 2014

I'M GOING TO SINGAPORE!

top image from google


Yes and this is my "excited for Singapore face"

According to that title, that is correct I'm going to Singapore ^_^
I'm going after this semester with 19 other university kids. I'm so excited as it's kinda the only good news I've received in a while. I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the Aus Govt's new scheme The New Colombo Plan.

I was planning on going to Singapore this year with friends anyways, so this trip kinda rang in at the right time. Can't contain my excitement, but I must because 40% Studio is due in about a weeks time and the amount of work that needs to be done makes my body weak thinking about it. One of my mates that also got in and I were saying how sick it would be if we could just skip till the Singapore trip. Uhh can someone just please invent a time travel machine. Pls come faster! Let us survive the next couple of weeks of architorture!


x
gracie

Friday, May 16, 2014

SYDNEY CITY INTERIORS

So as part of my job I venture around the city taking photos of architecture. Today while I was working, I also took photos of some really well furnished interiors that I'd thought I'd share with ya'll. I can't remember where all of them are from but I do know..
1. Australia Square
3. Grosvenor Place
4. Suncorp Place
5. 2 Bulletin Place
6. Some door in Martin Place
7. Angel Place
x
gracie

Sunday, May 11, 2014

LA ROSA


Last weekend my family and I found out our dearest next door neighbour had passed away. Mr Vincenzo La Rosa, or how most of us knew him as 'Vince'.

A man I've known since I was two, my brother since he was born. A man we could easily call our grandfather. A man who always had the kindest smile and rosiest cheeks I had ever seen. A man who had a lifetime of stories to share. He was 85.

My family and I miss him. A lot. Someone you see on a day to day basis for almost 20 years and now to never see them again.

I remember when I used to come home from drawing lessons and I'd see him on his back porch. I'd show him my paintings and he'd praise me with joy, admiring my talent. You felt like a five year old kid again. That same feeling of when you showed your parents a painting you had worked on and they would stick it up on the fridge for all to see.

But as much as I miss him I know he's in a better place, joined again with his wife.

I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to get to know and love this person this great, kind and honest.

The above photo is a photo I took 2 years ago. I can't find the original but I found this. Every time I look at it I smile because I see him smiling back at me and that makes me so happy.


rest in peace vince, love you

x
gracie

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SARAH'S LUNCH


During mid-semester break, my lovely archi friend Sarah invited us over a little lunch at her place. She'd prepared a killer lunch with lamp chops and exotic salads. To finish off she'd even made a pavlova - I can still taste it yuuum!

Uni has started again and I dislike - can this semester just be over now.

x
gracie