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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.

And I wonder where were you when I was at my worst down on my knees.
Monday, July 7, 2014 @ 7:59 PM |
I should be busy as hell for the next two weeks because of the two assignments that I have to hand in but one of my lecturers extended the deadline SO YES I do get to have a little break today before plunging myself into dreamweaver for the next 10 days or so. Hah it seems like every time I actually do get to blog, my first mention is always school work isn't it. Sigh.

Well anyway, just this weekend, I spent it with the bunch which I haven't seen in quite a while. God I really miss them especially Trisha because we've both just been so caught up with our course assignments we don't even text each other anymore?? LOL. That is until about two weeks ago.
On Saturday, we went back to visit our favourite primary school teachers at Canberra's Open House. Damn, I really miss that place even though a lot has changed and many teachers have come and gone. But majority of the teachers who have impacted me the most during my years as a primary school kid (e.g. Mr Fauzy and Mrs Sebastian) were still around and being able to talk to them now but from a different standpoint is kinda heartwarming. :)

I guess it's just one of those days where you take a trip down the memory lane that leaves you with nothing but nostalgia. Hahaha.

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On Sunday, the rest of us with the exception of Miao Lin and Jerry planned for their birthday surprise that was taking place in the evening! I basically slaved my entire afternoon on dreamweaver and was famished when I headed out for dinner with them. Taste of Thailand is just sooooo good.
So it was just dinner, followed by KTV where their respective partners would come in and surprise them with cake! Um, Brandon did the worst job of trying to be less obvious because while me and Miao Lin were screaming to Super Bass while everyone else claimed to have gone to the toilet, he just skipped our song out of nowhere and held our room door open for a minute as if expecting someone to appear LOL.

Miao Lin obviously saw through it but Jerry was just blur. But neither expected their partners to arrive hehehe (thumbs up to Trisha and Victor for contacting them and all) so things turned out really great!
It's been ages since I took my DSLR out man and I finally brought it out for some air just yesterday. So yay to higher res (but grainy due to the crazy high ISO) photos!

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We kinda ended everything off with releasing the sky lantern. Hehe so smart of me to decide to get an extra one on New Year's Eve. Though it's not the first time I'm doing this, it still has this sort of whimsy feel to it somehow. Guess I'll never get bored of these things.
And how could we end a birthday without any mess right? Almost immediately after, we took out the water bombs that Trisha has prepared and started tossing them all over. Typical us being typical kids. Hahah this is why I enjoy their company ^_^

That pretty much concludes my weekend! Thank you Brandon for sending me home, and for helping me with my work even though I was starting to go hysterical from the pressure. It's been a tiring week, but I'm blessed to have the people around me that never fails to support and motivate me :) Thank you guys <3

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