Child Of Nuin











{May 22, 2013}   A New Space

Well this last week has been quite hectic. I’ve really been letting my psychology study slip in order to work on my more tolerable courses. But that’s not what I wanted to really share.

I’m moving out of my aunts house, which is both really exciting and at the same time, rather terrifying. Basically my aunt and her husband are downsizing their house, since all their children are all grown up and living their own lives. They don’t need to have such a big house anymore, so they wont… and I won’t have a place to stay with them.

Personally, I think they should just lease their house as a sharehouse to university students or something.

Anyway, this means that I have to move out and I have found my new abode for the next three semesters. A little downstairs granny flat about 10 minutes walk from my university.

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Awesome shelving. Probably going to be my filming backdrop.

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Plenty of space and an ensuite.

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External access only. Hells yeah.

I am so excited you guys, you have no idea. I’m only going to be there for about 4 months to begin with, since I can’t afford to be there over the summer break, but I’m hoping to be there for at least 9 months next year. It’s going to be an amazing experience. I have so many plans for the new place, it’s unreal. I’m hoping to start filming again once all my exams and stuff are over and I’m moved in, since I’ll have a brand new space. I’ll probably be filming vlogs from my iPad because, while I love my camera to death, it is not great for doing self vlogs, since to start filming you need to touch the screen in a particular way… it gets frustrating.

Any whore, I am hoping to do an update video detailing some more of the details of the move, and I’m hoping to do a video during the actual moving process. It would be awesome to have that kind of record. I’ll have to wipe my camera card to get all the footage on it.

Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say. Look out for a quick update video, which I’m hoping to film either tonight or tomorrow night.

– Reillyn is AFK –



Detox time!!

Detox time!!

Orientation week at uni is always so hectic. I’m so glad that I don’t have to do all that stuff this year. It was so crazy last year, and this year was no different. I dropped off my boyfriend this morning and pretty much left to get coffee after that. It was nice to be able to sit in the Ref and use the internet again. I had other errands to run, but the best thing is that I was able to take back the capsules and get the actual ingredients. I am so excited to try this detox, but I have my end of summer work function tomorrow, so I’m going to get a taste for it during the day and start the proper detox on Thursday.

– Reillyn is AFK –



My dog is rather pathetic,

My dog is rather pathetic,

It was another Girls-Day-In today. I managed to wake Manami up enough to watch the entirity of A Very Potter Musical, as well as teach her howw to play Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks on original X-Box. Yeah, don’t have one of those fancy 360 models. I go old-school in my gaming. Not really, I just can’t afford a new console. Oh well.

So, yeah, not all that much to tell really. I’ve been working on entertaining Manami while she’s here. I’ve also been thinking about university andd how it’s coming up really soon, and organizing how to get everything to fit around each other and just… wow. I also need to hang up my “new” horseshoe and get some serious spiritual book reading done. And read all the books on my book list. And start getting back into Japanese study. I thik that will be my focus tomorrow. Manami can help me study Japanese and refresh before uni goes back.

I really need to work on my vocabulary. If anyone has any tips on how to learn vocabulary and kanji, I would much appreciate it.

– Reillyn is AFK –



The bustle of a university cafe.

The bustle of a university cafe.

I’m way too ready for university to start back again. I actually went in and got everything done that I would have gotten done during orientation week. I must admit, I was rather bored since I dropped off my only companion for the day at his friend’s house at around 1pm, and then had to fill my time with useless tasks and internet surfing until going to pick my mother up at the airport around 9.30pm. Except the plane was delayed until approximately 11.30pm, which is why this is going to be all over the place, and probably submitted tomorrow since I forgot to take the memory card for my camera with me and can’t find the correct cord to retrieve my photos off the internal memory.

Anyway.

I’ve been thinking a lot since my chat on Australia Day, and I really need to get back into my craft. Like, a serious attempt at connecting with everything again. I’m going to give it lots more thought, but I’m probably going to start singling out a deity or two to be my main focus, then expanding my knowledge and understanding from there. Before you are ready to do, you must be ready to know. Or something else deep and meaningful like that. But yeah…

It’s way too late (or early) for this. More on that tomorrow.

– Reillyn is AFK –

(Edit: It took far too much fidgeting and frantic searching to figure out how to get photos from the camera onto the external memory card.)



Cleaning Day!

Cleaning Day!

So I’m pretty sure I went on a midnight cleaning spree last night. I know that I now have a new altar setup ready for Lammas, even though I’m not going to be here for the actual holiday. But yeah, it’s been a real cleaning day today. Mostly learning how to work the washing machine, especially when it starts playing up and not working properly. Anyway, it’s been a rather productive day. I’ve had the best energy all day today. I’ve been so pumped since at least midnight, so I’m not sure exactly what’s been happening with my being, but I think it has something to do with my talk with Erica the other day.

In any case, I’ve been super organized today, working out and filling in my university time table, even though I still have just under a month to go before uni actually starts. My boyfriend is going to uni for his first year this year, after taking a gap year, so I’m very excited both for me and him. I also started re-designing my phoenix tattoo. If anyone is wondering what it looked like before, you can check out all of my (very amateur) designs in my post Tattoo Designs feat. @TheMusicHaunt. After a little bit of a talk with my boyfriend I started to give it less of a tribal feel, incorporating the ankh behind the body of the phoenix instead of in the tail.

It’s been such a long time since I got creative, so I’m very happy that I got the chance to sit outside with some music and just sketch out an idea. I also tried re-drawing my friend Kaitlyn’s dragon tattoo, but all I got was the outline before hitting another creative block. Really need to look into that. Something is not going right with my being at the moment. My creativity is being so weird.

– Reillyn is AFK –



"Give me your knowledge books!"

“Give me your knowledge books!”

Purchasing university text books is an exciting, yet depressingly expensive venture. I always get really excited about the beginning of the school year because it gives me a sense of routine and accomplishment that I just don’t get when I’m on holidays. I could make myself a daily schedule of what to do with my days over the holidays and still laze around getting nothing done. I know, I did that this summer. But with the promise of university coming around again in February, I’ve started preparing already, just like every year. That includes spending just over $350 on university required texts. That’s with cheaper kindle purchases and downloading the TV show we’re studying in English. Yup. That’s a lot of money.

The only other exciting thing about today, apart from seeing my boyfriend dressed as a clown, ’cause let’s face it, that shit is adorable, was getting my new glasses. I can now see properly again. At least until my sight shifts again and I need a new prescription. Since this is my second new prescription in 12 months, I’m really hoping my eyes don’t get any worse, or I might actually have to reconsider laser surgery. I’ve considered it in the past, but it won’t fix my sight forever and I don’t know if I really want to stop wearing glasses. It’s been so long since I haven’t needed to put on glasses or shove contacts into my eyes that I don’t know what it would be like not to have to do it every morning.

Ah, decisions.

– Reillyn is AFK –



{August 28, 2012}   University and Semester Break

Hi all,

I need to stop saying that. I know that there’s only two people who read this. Maximum.

Anyway, yes, it has been a while, but you know how it is. University. Assignments. Blah blah blah.

So what’s this update about? Just a short post to tell you all what I’m going to be doing next week.

Semester Break To-Do’s
YouTube:
• Japan Montage

Let’s Plays:
• Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
• Skyrim/Oblivion
• Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Sewing Projects:
• Bellydance costumes
• Akatsuki cloak

Readings:
• Mockingjay
• Watchmen comic

I think that’s about it but keep your eye out because I’ll be updating as soon as I think of something I want to do during my week off.

Also, make sure to check YouTube, because I might have a video up of my entry in a local talent contest. Yeah, I’m not going to win, but I’ll give it my best.

– Reillyn is AFK –



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