A feature new to WordPress 2.1 popped up to say hello when I checked my feed earlier. Apparently using the <!–more–> quicktag now cuts off your feeds as well, even if they’re set to full text, and adds a ‘more’ link to the entry’s page. If this behaviour doesn’t appeal to you, you can get your really-full full text feed back with the Full Text Feed plugin by Cave Monkey 50.
Mel’s entered a bride competition, please vote for her! She’s at the top right-hand corner.
Note: The “Vote here for” is an e-mail link, it can be sent in with just the subject or you can add some comments in the message body. Voting is open until the end of January.
When I was seven my family spent the summer travelling around Australia. We were trekking with a group through a forest-y area and came to rest by a small waterfall. While sitting in and around a pool at the top Dad started badgering Mel to get in the water. She refused, he insisted. This somehow ended up with him trying to drag her in, which in turn resulted in both of them being flung head-first over the fall.
Now I immediately started tearing up and a nice stranger tried to comfort me. “Don’t cry, look they’re fine. Everyone’s okay.” That did shut me up, but only for his benefit. I didn’t have the heart to admit I was only crying because one of them had rolled on and squashed my foot on the way over.
So vote for Mel! If not because she’s sweet and charming, then because she has the best take on how she likes her toast (”Oh I don’t want to kill it, just scare it a little”), could probably bench-press me, wrote me letters from the tooth-fairy when we were little, and has survived a trip over a waterfall (not to mention her little sister).
So after staying at Will’s place for a couple of days I arrived home and went to say hi to my mom. If I don’t see her for a day or two we still catch up on the phone. Since our conversations had recently revolved around where I am and what’s for dinner, I was naturally surprised to see her hand all bandaged up.
“What happened to you?”
“Oh, I had minor surgery while you were gone.”
What?! Now there’s something I reckon is definitely worth mentioning. She’s fine and it was just a staph infection in her finger, but still. Silly mom!
I also got a call from uni this morning, turns out I’ve been awarded a certificate of excellence for one of the courses I took last semester. Apparently I was meant to have known about this almost three weeks ago – I did receive the snail mail, but hadn’t opened it until after the call since the “Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Students” header made me figure they just needed crowd-fillers. Whoops.
- While looking at mobile phones… Will: What about that one? Me: Nah. The screen’s excessively large. Will: Well that’s because it’s for taking photos. It can take up to, like, 300000 megapixels. Me: *pauses* You have five seconds to rethink that.
Had an incredibly time in Melbourne, I love that place. Fresh air, fun people, and coffee on every corner. For the first couple of days back in HK I kept expecting to turn around and be back in Mel and Steve’s place, and now I’m left feeling kind of heartbroken. Guess I didn’t realize how much I’d missed everyone over there.
The wedding was fantastic, everything was so beautiful and everyone including myself had such a fantastic time. Mel and Steve were the most gorgeous bride and groom!
The night before the wedding Mel, Mom and I stayed in a boutique hotel. We got a balcony suite furnished with “historic Asian furniture”, which was awesome even though I was too scared to touch any of it. In the morning the bridesmaids joined us along with Mary and Sarah (Steve’s mom and sister) to get our hair and make-up done. The three stylists/artists made pretty good time, getting nine of us done within five hours. The boys got ready in Steve’s parents’ place, apparently their morning involved putting their suits on and watching a lot of cricket.
We were delivered to the church in white Rolls Royces. The ceremony itself was lovely. Mel and Steve chose a great church, it was so much more comfortable than I’d expected. It was such a touching scene to be a part of and a quite a few eyes teared up, most noticeably the groom’s. Aww!
After the ceremony we had a couple of photo shoots around the city and then at Quat Quatta, the reception venue. A few scans of the professional photos:
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No, not me! It’s my older sister, Melissa, who’ll be marrying Steve, her other half since 2002. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Not to mention adorable?
The wedding’s on November 25th and I’ll be flying over on the 10th. I get to be Mel’s maid of honour and my brother, Chris, is the best man.
I don’t know Steve very well, what with them being a nine hour flight away and all, but he’s a good man who makes my sister happy. Mel on the other hand I’ve known my whole life (haha ) and she is an intelligent, gifted, funny and loving person.
It’ll be good to get back to Melbourne, see some old friends, see the stars once again and breathe some fresh air. Will’s getting there the day before the wedding and we’ll be staying with Vicki for a few days afterwards. It’ll be his first time out of Asia, we’re so excited!
Mel Mel and Steve, I love you lots and lots! You make a wonderful pair. I wish you all the joy in the world and a beautiful future together. Can’t wait to see you guys.
- Due to popular request, all smilies are now available as packages for Matt Read’s More Smilies plugin.
- I’m not a big fan of odd fashion. Saw a girl today with a rather interesting piece of head wear – it looked like a potato sack with a draw string, except instead of a bottom there was a hole, and into this hole she placed her head. It struck me as a very strange thing to want to do.
Beccary has been temporarily shut down due to a problem with her webhost. My apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by the recent downtime, web access was shut off without prior notice. I am wholly unimpressed and mildly repulsed by the situation.
WP themes are still downloadable thanks to Weblogs.us.
No previews for now, but if you’re looking for something specific:
Hoping to be back soon,
[Edit: Oct 10th] Things are back up for now. I’ve been in touch with my webhost and we’re working things out. If we stay together after this first argument does it mean we’re in a serious relationship? And I’d like to thank everyone for their support. The advice, hosting offers, and well wishes were definitely appreciated and made me feel much better about everything, thank you! [/Edit]