Friday, April 20, 2012

earthquakes, hospitals, music and photography.

These days, if I lie still, I feel like the ground is shaking slightly. I know it's not actually happening, but for some reason, I feel like it is. This is probably because of the earthquake last week. It wasn't even THAT strong here in Malaysia. Definitely the worst I've experienced but still not as bad as it was in Indonesia, as in there were no things falling off shelves etc..

The first one was pretty crazy. I was on on the computer and I felt like someone was shaking my chair. I froze, my first thought was that it was a ghost :P Yes, I'm so paranoid about these things. But then my mom ran out of her room and said she can feel it too so we rushed downstairs.
The second time I was lying on my bed, when suddenly I felt like my bed is swaying. I thought I was just imagining it. But then I sat up and I could still feel it, turned out it was happening again.

So now whenever I'm lying on my bed, I feel the tremors, it's super weird. 


Yesterday, I was at the hospital, sitting in one of those big rooms with loads of beds and curtains for a whole group of patients. I saw an old lady there sliding a portable oxygen tank type thing along with her whenever she walked from her bed to the toilet on the other side of the room. Each time she did this, I watched her and you know what it reminded me of? 
Hazel Grace!
I smiled, thinking about Philip :)
[If you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about then you should go read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.]


I love how I get introduced to some of the most amazing music through TV shows. Like this one.
I'm always typing out lyrics to songs I hear in the background and searching them in google so I can listen to them properly.The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl have the best music!
Speaking of TV shows I started watching New Girl, love it.
And another one called Community. At first I thought it was kind of boring, but now I like it. 

Also, the evil people of Tumblr are making me want to watch Supernatural and Doctor Who. But I won't. At least not until I've caught up with the shows I'm already watching. I waste so much time.


The awesome photo editing website Picnik is shutting down today (19th April). I wanted to use one last time before that happened so I spent a few minutes editing some of my doodles. Just to add some colours to them and make them more attractive because these ones are so random.



  1. Wow your doodles are amazing!

    I feel so sorry for you about your earthquakes and I hope you're okay.

    I love that Gotye song :)

  2. That song and video are everywhere!;)

    Love, Belle

  3. That's scary about the earthquakes, makes me glad to live where I do. I'm sure in a few days you'll stop feeling like that :)

  4. 1.Damn, earthquakes always make me feel like there's a giant burping under my bed. ALWAYS :O
    2. That is one of my favorite songs. it's beautiful.
    3. Vampire Diaries sure does have the best music man! I remember I first heard Bloodstream on Vampire Diaries. Again, one of my favorite songs :)
    4. SUPERNATURAL FTW, okay?

    1. Hahaha, that's a nice way to describe it :P
      It's one of my favourites now too!
      Ahh I don't remember Bloodstream, I'll go listen to it now.
      Haha, okayy. Don't think I'll watch it though, too many tv shows already!

  5. It's quite natural to feel this way after such an earthquake happened so nearby. Natural calamities are happening quite frequently these days. A major sign of warning.

    Your doodles are amazing.
    Take care! ^_^

  6. Good thing you are not hurt PurpleMist. Thank GOD!

    lOVE THE video by gotye.. played it the nth time in the office...

  7. I know! After the earthquake I've been paranoid too =P
    I always think that my chair's shaking or smt... when it's probably me =P

    haha Hazel =)

    Oooh, I heard that song like near the end of last year?
    Because my brother linked it on facebook. DUDE, I linked it to you too didn't I?????
    (Not the Ed Sheeran one)

    Hahahaha, you know what I'm going to say about all the tv shows =P
    *shuts up*

    Ahh.. picnik.. yea. I didn't really care about it shutting down... since I kinda found other apps n programs that can do more stuff... so.

    1. Haha really? Thank God, I thought I was the only one :P

      Yeah I think you did link it to me. Forgot about it, but heard it again on tumblr and fell in love with it :P

      Yes, I saw your message on fb about the tv shows :P

      Ahh, well I think picnik is like the easiest one i've come across so.

  8. :O
    Well, yes, I've had the tremor experience - but I don't think as extremely. I was paranoid, afterwards, that it would happen again but much worse, but I didn't imagine it.
    I'd like to say more on that but my frivolous mind is getting distracted by the one word SUPERNATURAL. OMG. WATCH IT. I DID. IT'S AWESOME, BELIEVE ME, AND IT DESERVES WHATEVER CREDIT IT'S GETTING xD


    Anyway, the :O was dedicated to your doodles, actually o.O They're BEAUTIFUL. So abstract and attractive to the eyes.... I wish I had skills like those! Keep it up :)

    1. Ahh right
      Hahaha, I see you're a fan of Supernatural :P
      Not sure if I'll watch it, I still have tonnes of episodes to catch up on for other shows.

      Aww, thank you :)

  9. I hate earthquakes! I get so paranoid so I know how you feel. I have to agree with you as well. TV shows definitely have the best music especially the likes of 'Gossip Girl' and 'One Tree Hill'. Great doodles! :)

    P.S. Thanks for checking out my monthly movie picks. I adore JHutch!

    Lots of love, B
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

    1. Haha yup! Yes I've heard One Tree Hill has awesome music, but sadly I don't have time to watch the show :P

      Thanks :)

  10. Earthquakes in Asia :'( Well, I do hope you're all okay in there, Purple. I decided not to watch the news anymore :') Hmm.

    I always hear that song too. Haha. My goodness :D

    1. Yupp, I'm fine.
      Are you sure it's good to not watch the news at all? :P
      Haha, it's awesome :D

  11. Was looking at your blog title and realized that how aptly it describes my state. Earthquakes must have been a frightening experience. Of late in Delhi, too, we have been experiencing tremors frequently. Its weird, even I keep sitting just watching the things move instead of running downstairs. I don't have a TV so no idea whats on TV these days. Do take care and be safe.

  12. the thought of earthquake freaks me out! I can imagine how you'd have felt :/

    As for the doodles, they are SO FRIGGING BRILLIANT... Love em! :D

  13. Supernatural is nice! watch it. the actors looks really really hot. yeah!

    recently this year, we as well experienced the same way with what u had there in Malaysia-- a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. not quite harsh compared to what had hit ur country. that was horrible, i must say!

    wow! ur do editing in picnik as well! oh1 me too. yah, too bad. they will be gone for long.. its alryt! more websites will be invading the web concerning photo editing. haha

    care to drop by in my blog?!. just followed yah.

    ps. LOVE the song ♥♥♥

    1. Hahaha, I don't think I have time to watch Supernatural :P Well, technically I do, but there's a lot of stuff I want to do during these holidays other than watch a tonne of TV shows :P

      Ohh gosh that's pretty bad too :/

      Mhmm, there are more editing websites we can use.

      Yupp sure I'll check out your blog :)

  14. I really feel sorry to what happened in Indonesia. I'm glad you guys were not as affected. Earthquakes are scary.

    About TV shows soundtrack. I agree that gossip girl and vampire diaries have the best. I also love Pretty Little Liars, both the show and their soundtrack. I got bored when I watched the first epi of community but they said it's really good. So i might watch again. I think the new girl is nice, I just watched the pilot though. Have you checked secret circle? It's about modern witches. I love it.

    I feel bad that picnik is closing. It's the best photo editing sites there was. I use it to remove my eye bags. lol.. I don't know how to live without it. haha.. I guess it's time for me to show the world my eye bags. I don't know how to use photoshop. Maybe I should start learning..

    Oh my. I talked too much. sorry.

    1. Yes, it was really bad in Indonesia :/

      Ahh, I don't think I've ever really wanted to watch Pretty Little Liars. Yeah Community is boring at first but then you start getting the humor :)
      Nah, Secret Circle is not for me, not so much into all the fanstasy stuff (besides VD ofcourse :P).

      Hahahaha. Yes, I'm gonna try to learn photoshop, you should too!

      It's okay, I like long comments :D

  15. I'd hate to be in an earthquake - I wouldn't have a clue over what to do lol

    cool sketches as well.

    1. lol, we just run out of the apartment and out onto the street because that's what everyone else seems to do :P

  16. You have such an amazing drawing talent! Gorgeous sketches.

    I know what you mean about catching up on t.v. shows, only to want to watch some other shows at the same time. lol Right now, my main show is Once Upon A Time. Doctor Who is another favorite of mine.

    1. Thanks :)

      Hahaha, exactly :P Hm, never heard of Once Upon A Time.

  17. Why is it that earthquakes seem to be more common these days?

  18. ikr about the music?!
    A, ha, ha! VPD! x3 ♥

    You've great taste in music, eh :3
    (...and the song in your blog... I've heard my sister replaying it a lot xDD I suppose it's that great of a song, after all~)

    Great post, though. (: It sounded like a quickie, a formal one, anyhow. (Oh, and how's stuffs?)

    Great pics/[awesome drawings!] :D (You into abstract art? Or just ink/pen art? :3 ♥)

    *cookies and stuffs xD*
    Meli ^__^

    1. Haha yes VD- You should go watch the Promo for the next episode!
      Stuff is good :D
      Thanks! I like both abstract and ink/pen art.
      Yay, cookies!

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  20. I loovvee that song. My hubby sings it all the time :)

  21. The idea of an earthquake scares me :///

    and i also love that song! but it has been a bit overplayed :-(

    love your blog, following back 100%!

  22. Love this song by Goyte and I to love writing out lyrics to see how they inspire me

    1. Haha that's nice :)
      I just type them out to find out the title of the song :P

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    1. Oh really? then
      a) no one forced you to read it and
      b) go someplace else