Friday, May 23, 2008

"Pack Rat" Is No Longer My Middle Name

WHEW I totally de-gutted and organized my closet today and got rid of SO MUCH JUNK I've kept over the last 20 years. Everytime I go somewhere, even if it's a dinner in Vancouver, I dump random things into random boxes like ticket stubs, a seashell, brochure... etc. So much sentimental value but I've learned to let go since I haven't even thought of 80% of the junk since I last shoved everything into shoe boxes and shelved them into my closet.
Like I've mentioned before, making HUGE messes and cleaning them half a year later is one of my favourite pastimes haha

For your viewing pleasure
(And just to show you that I can tidy up a bit)

Before
(Yes, I've been living like this since January)

For shame.
After
Not bad eh?
Tops on the 2nd shelf from the bottom and bottoms on the lowest shelf... sort of. I have leggings thrown in on the top and a couple cardigans on the bottom.
I have so much space and you can see the ground!!
My PJs are on the right of Quackers (my duck)... and the closet goes deeper about a foot on both sides, but my goodness - it doesn't seem like I have very many clothes! And they're all pretty neutral colours.. black, gray, and white haha. Oh well - can't go wrong w/ that. I'm still building my wardrobe. I have quite a few dresses! I think almost 20.
I need more wooden hangers... I even took a few from my parents (omg my dad has at least 12 different pairs of beige pants................... all from different companies and they're all different cuts/fits but WHO NEEDS 12 PAIRS OF THE EXACT SAME SHADE?!)
I'm going to get a few baskets for the 3rd shelf where the pictures are.
Oh yea - and my stuffed animals.... I have a HUGE forest green rubbermaid container full of all the stuffed animals I've collected since I was a baby. My family was really big on stuffies and both my brother and I had a lot and would play w/ them ALL the time and they all had specific names and personalities and we'd memorize them all.. like memorizing Pokemon almost. I think I can remember 90% of the names now. I also remember who gave me what and when I got it (for which occasion). My mom used to wake us up in the morning or tuck us in bed w/ the stuffies with her "stuffed animal voice", which was a high, squeaky voice which we both loved.
Butchea - stuffed animals are the worst! They take up so much room - they used to line my bed - there's still 2 on there - my newest ones - Remy (from Ratatouille) and my Hong Mao (Panda) from Ocean Park HK. They also have probably the most sentimental value attached too - they're like pets! You can't just give them up or throw them away... gotta treat them good.... but I'm such a bad owner.. I think the rubbermaid container is in the garage... there's no room in the house.

I want a colourful closet like Rodellee!
The picture is supposed to change..... and have clothes on it.
I'm going towards simple, warm white/cream semi-traditional.
I want to steal all of these frames!
I totally fell in love with the picture collage background in this movie. Where can I find that octagonal mirror?!
LOVE this collage! It looks so fresh.One day... lol j/kI want that mirror.............
White frames gives it a casual, almost beachy look
A kind of paradise.

lololol when I was cleaning out my closet and found my journal from high school... I was so funnily schizo and really random.. and didn't finish my ideas or even my sentences... like I just wanted to get it all down and get to the next topic. Plus I sounded really immature lol.. how times have changed I hope. I think I wrote about once every 1.5 months so I basically just jot down what's new and happening w/ me at this time if I forget.

Here's an excerpt example from July 31, 2003 (Gr. 10).
Ew no more ******... he's so boring. Got helium nice (yes.. I said helium nice instead of nice, helium) balloons from Mommy & Daddy for my birthday. Going to fireworks this Saturd OH YEA! We have Kimchi - the blind (USED to be annoying) white, cute rabbit =) Taking NLS in August... For one month, I'll write more inter - I love Vietnamese food! Did I mention *** from the bookstore? Darnit... Mommy shrunk my white fleece pants! G'night.

I'm not kidding... I just typed this out word for word.

Here's Wonder Girls's new MV for their So Hot song I blogged about a couple posts ago.
It's apparently a bigger hit than Tell Me... which, let me tell you, was an amazingly huge phenomenon in Korea so this is really saying something.
**
Wow these girls got the whole hot, sexy, cool, cute thing down pat.
To me, Tell Me was a bit catchier and it had the really fun dance, but I think their image for this song is a lot better. They look a lot more confident.
So yea - WG Hwyting!

AND last of all - SHINee made their debut performance for Replay. Click HERE to watch!
They sang live - a pretty flawless performance! Good for them! Very very smooth choreography. A lot of people on Soompi have been changing their avatars to SHINee - I guess they're gonna be pretty successful!

I have a bucket of plain yogurt in my fridge that's going to expire in 2 days so I'm gonna make muffins with them now.

EEk I didn't study Korean today! But I did look for a job (not much.. everything I want to do requires at least 2 years of experience), organize my closet, did 2 loads of laundry... oh darn I totally forgot to send the $10 + call the driving school!! Gah.

4 comments:

Nat said...

AHHH YOUR CLOSET AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHH AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH TOO AWESOME!! i am SUPER proud of you :P

yeah it really doesnt seem like u have a lot of clothes = ='' my closet looks relatively the same, but i have a chest of drawers AND two bed drawers of clothes o_O soooo hmm maybe i need to let go of some too :P but if i do, i'll just buy more = ='' i hope you dont do the same!!! yikes. you better not :P now remember.. learn from the clothes you threw out - dont buy stuff you're only going to wear a few times! it may be unique and fun but... not for long.

waiting for the wonder girls vid to load.. looks fun ..reminds me of girlicious in a way actually, just not as oversexualized (still sexualized... i mean girls so young.. lol)

im surprised you like the frames collage. actually, i guess im not too surprised. to me, i would go crazy coz it drives me nuts - way too cluttered and busy for me. coz it's not JUST the pictures, you have the space around the picture (the mat), then the thick lines of the frame, and then also the wonky irregular rectangular space in btwn all the frames. i saw a frame collage on divine design the other day that i didnt mind - in the end the pieces all fit like a puzzle to be a complete large rectangle, and also all the frames were the same, though not all the same size.

omgosh i think i need to come over again just to see the closet XD but.. i see the complete room is not quite tidy as i can see in the mirror the floor is a bit cluttered :P haha ok ok, one thing at a time. GOOD JOB!!!

Nat said...

btw i like this so hot better than tell me. much less annoying :D

Nat said...

ok ok not annoying haha but a bit more of a song than merely a catchy tune? and the video i think is better.. cant remember.

N said...

hahah!!
Yes - my room still needs cleaning but everything that's supposed to be in the closet, is... I'm not hiding anything!

Oh yes - the WG So Hot video is a LOT better than Tell Me!

Yea I really really like those picture frame collages! I sort of regret buying those ikea black ones.. or at least so many 'cause they're so boring. OH right I have to upload my 100 free pics! Will do now. I can finally fill up that black collage thingy!