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So here I am, two steps ahead and having to stay on guard.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 1:16 AM |
Selemat Hari Raya to all Muslim friends! It's actually past midnight now so I hope you guys enjoyed yourself during the public holiday heh.

Honestly, the holiday came at the best time possible, or so I think. It's just before all the JC kids plunge into their mugging phase before A's and before the poly kids have all their final assignments to rush and spend sleepless nights over. So yeah, what a timely holiday. It's sad how National Day falls on a weekend though. I could use another day's worth of break.

Just sometime this week, I decided to be a little artsy fartsy with the tea flowers I got from Malacca last weekend. I was actually just gonna pack them into jars but I thought I might as well take some pretty shots with my dusty DSLR while I'm at it. So yeah just a couple of pictures that stemmed from free time and boredom.

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^This is my favourite shot hehehe.

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(French rose // Apple Rose // Lavender - can't wait to make some tea with em flowers)

School days aside, I spent the long break fruitfully. Friday night was catching up with my bros over some russian vodka and Whiskey at Ziman's place. And I really really miss Kelvin and Ziman cause I haven't seen them in quite a while. Seriously can't wait till the end of their A's for our overseas trip together!! Got myself rather tipsy that night but it was crucial to relieve myself from all the shit that's been coming to me. Thankful for the crazy fun night with them. :)

Saturday was a dinner date with my boy and food was good. A rather impromptu decision made cause I just wanted to get the hell out of my house. But company was perfect as always. He knows just what to do to make me smile when I'm a mess inside. Thank you, love.

And this year's Hari Raya is spent at Miao Lin's new home with some steamboat!! Always love the steamboat prepared by her family cause there's just so much good stuff hehe. With the usual old group and some of their partners but with some alcohol going around this time. I don't know why so much alcohol is going around at this time of the year (or maybe it's just me/us) but I think everyone needs it to destress somehow. And Miao's mum was really generous to have given each of us an antique to take home! I got some vintage teacups that go perfectly with my floral teas. Yay to more photogenic shots!!

This pretty much summarises my long weekend before I plunge into 5 final assignments due in 2 weeks. Honestly, I just want to get this shitty semester over and done with. But I want my grades, so I can't screw up now. Argh.
The semester hasn't been particularly nice to me either. But then again which semester has? Maybe I'm just being too pessimistic or a wet blanket about everything. The problem I had since poly started never really went away, even though it's been a good one year and 6 months since I've been in the school. Last April I mentioned something about making the effort to blog more about my poly life, didn't I? But the fact is I still dread going to school and I'm just trying to get by the days. Unlike everyone else who's probably getting by more than just fine, I'm not. At all. Yeah it's kind of pathetic I'm living the end of my teenage years like this but I can't really help it. Maybe it's social anxiety, or my fear of trusting anyone. Either way, it feels like turning seventeen meant I've "stepped into a cruel world where everybody stands to keep score".

I wonder how long I can keep this up. Another year? Will I be strong enough to pull through? Or will I just crash and burn with no one to save me? Then again, it's not like I'm the kind to play damsel in distress. Lol. My childlike naiveness will be the death of me someday.

Well, at least there's only 18 days left till closure for this semester. That's comforting enough.

When I come undone, you bring me back again.
Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 4:49 PM |
It's been forever since I came home from school without any pending work to be done. In fact, it feels so weird not having any assignments to rush at all. Well, this break is only temporary though. I'll pretty much be a slave to the assignments in days after the lecturers hand out the assignment briefs this week. And the previous hell weeks was only over like last Friday?? ):
Seriously I need my sem break. 

My mundane torturous school life aside, I went overseas over the past 2 weekends. Hahah yeah, in the midst of the school term and nearing the deadline of 2 major assignments. 

Not much pictures for my trip to Bangkok on the 11th to the 13th. I was basically shopping my ass away and now I'm really dead broke. It was a much needed shopping therapy though. Otherwise I'm pretty sure I would have lost my sanity with the overwhelming work load. 
But on a side note, the trip would have been better if I wasn't pick pocketed. It's probably one of the most painful lessons I had in life - never bring an expensive wallet overseas, together with your IC and membership cards. Thankfully I didn't lose too much cash cause I separated the places to keep them, but the loss of my birthday gift and having to pay a fine of $100 for the replacement of my IC is enough to kill me. Seriously fuck you pickpocket.

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Spent the last Friday celebrating the submission of my assignments, which I can wipe my hands off totally for good. Goodbye dreamweaver, goodbye news writing, goodbye photoshop. Till I see you again in a week (or less).
Met Brandon's best friend who came back to SG to visit after moving to NY to study. Honestly I'm so envious that he's studying abroad and I can't wait to graduate with a diploma and then do the same. Money is gonna be a pain. But anyways, I haven't been to NY before and it seems like I may be able to go sometime soon (by shamelessly tagging along with Brandon). ^^
Later on that night after they parted ways, we had a dinner date at Shinkei buffet and it was really good!! I'm dying to go back there but it's so expensive ): I can't thank my boy enough for the treat. He knows I've been carving sashimi/Japanese cuisine lately so he made the reservations and said it was to cheer me up after my loss at Bangkok, and to celebrate the end of our hellish week. He always gives me the best, and as cliche as this sounds, I really feel like the luckiest girl with the best boyfriend one could ask for and I can't be more grateful for being this blessed.

After he sent me home, I basically spent the rest of my night packing for our Malacca trip the next day whilst watching some Japanese drama. I only had an hour's worth of sleep before meeting meeting him at his place with his family (I swear my eye bags were horrid cause I slept only 3 hours the day before) and off we went. I slept through the entire 6 hour long bus ride and woke up to a really nice hotel hehehe.
This is the second time I'm actually travelling with the Tan family, and Brandon's sister and her friend came along this time. And I'm proud to say that my fear of awkwardness is now totally non-existent. Hey, it's quite a feat for someone as awkward as me so don't laugh but applaud for me please.

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(how do you like our flower power combi? LOL. I think the tropical/floral T-shirt I got him from Bangkok is super nice and fits him really well.)

Went to their Chinatown and we really ate a lot. Like, a lot. I officially exceeded my calorie intake by like 400% but calories don't matter when you're on a vacation now do they. Got some clothes for my sister and bought some tea flowers for myself too. And I tried fried ice cream for the very first time and I loved it!!
Funny thing is, despite eating so much, after a movie marathon in our room, Brandon and I got hungry at 2AM and decided to hunt for a 24hr mac nearby, which we had our fills back in the room. It's been a really fatty weekend indeed for the both of us.

The next day was kinda just chilling around before checking out and leaving at 2PM. I think our biggest regret for this trip would be not bringing our swimwear and our gym clothes (laziness got the better of us) cause the pool was really nice and they had such good gym facilities... ):
After having clay pot rice for dinner once we were back in Singapore, we headed to the gym at my place for the sake of our crying bulging bellies HAHAH. Really got some working out to do after my recent binges - at bangkok, at the buffet and lastly at Malacca.

That pretty much summarises the highlights of the past two weeks. The recent weekend was especially enjoyable with all the food ventures and I can't wait to develop the rolls of film from this trip and the previous few. 

I guess travelling with my boy would be one of my most favourite things to do. :) Hopefully, there'll be another one soon. And there's also other plans to go to Japan with Ziman and the rest after their A's. Omg I can't wait for my next travel. Am itching to consolidate all of my iPhone and film photos from my travels to make an album or something too hmm.

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