Saturday, April 12, 2014

The little things I live by. Although I wouldn't encourage anyone on taking late-night life advice from me ahaha. (But who am I kidding, it's only 12.30am) 

1. Life is too short to care about what everyone else thinks.

2. Love your parents and treat them good because they're the only ones who will always be there. 

3. Don't expect anything to last forever. Treasure everything good but don't cling onto something that's faded. 

4. The above applies for friendships as well. 

5. Don't look out for things you don't want or have to hear. 

6. Don't try to force your opinions onto anyone else. 

7. Let people do whatever they want to unless it's illegal or hurting someone else. 

8. Always put in your best for everything you get a shot at. You won't regret it. 

9. Be proud of who you are, unless 'who you are' is a selfish prick. 

10. You are never alone. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

There's a love that knows the way





1.
Yesterday was goooood :) Met up with Shijia and we ate our usual ramen at Century. Glad our JC tradition of after-school ramen hasn't gotten old :) Then we watched Noah which was great, it was quite thought-provoking and I thought it tackled a few interesting issues. And please tell me I'm not the only one who thought the twin girls (SORRY spoiler) were meant to be wives for Noah's two younger sons since they didn't have brides. Hahaha. 

Then we met Lumster at 313 and we hung around the town area and later had Eighteen Chefs' for dinner. We reminisced about old things and laughed about a lot of super random things on the train ride home and I think we looked high to the people around us. But it was so fun and funny hahahaha sigh I never would have survived JC without them. 

2. 
Weird, but follower count decreased by 3 today though I didn't unfollow anyone. If I seem to have unfollowed you, please tell me! 

3. 
Today was another day spent slacking away. Found a decent movie on cable, it was called Hours and I didn't know it was starring Paul Walker till I googled it, and I was like, oh it's him. Felt so sad. 

Then I ate junk food all day and sat on the couch and watched Asian Food Channel. I guess it's weird that I don't cook (or rather, can't cook) but I really like watching cooking shows. 

Oh then I watched the re-run of the last episode of Asia's Next Top Model. I am so glad that Sheena won!! While I've always liked Jodily, her over-confidence in the last episode was slightly off-putting. I mean, that look on her face after Katarina was booted off Top 3. Sheena really deserves it though. 

4. 
I landed a new job! Surprisingly it's back at my mom's school, but this time I'll be a receptionist at the General Office hahaha. Will probably have to run around doing errands as well. Hope it's not too taxing! The best part is the working hours though. I get let off the same time as the kids, which is 1pm. 

5. 
Band asked for originals and I plucked up the guts to show one of mine to them, and they liked it, I was so touched. We're even gonna try it out next sesh. I guess it sounds lame, but it really means a lot to me. Most girls feel really happy when people compliment their looks or their figures but I get happy when people say nice things about my playing or my writing. 

And it makes me feel like writing again. I haven't written in years. Writing is so very exciting because there's all these things you can do and ways you can write and themes you can explore, and you've got the whole world to take on in front of you with just your pen and paper. Ahh, I feel inspired already. Haha. 

6.
The hot chocolate drink, Swiss Miss is da bomb. It's literally like drinking melted chocolate. Many many love. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fly away, oh my Zephyr

SO WHUD IF YOU CAN SEE
THE DARKER SIDE OF ME
NO ONE WILL EVER CHANGE THIS ANIMAL I HAVE BECOME

HELP ME BELIEVE
ITS NOT THE REAL MEH
SOMEBODY HELP ME TAME THIS ANIMAL I HAVE BECOME

DEH DENG DEH DEH DEH DEH DENG DENG

(TRIES TO AIR DRUM) 

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Another quizzy quiz quiz, continued from the one last night.

26. Did you/are you going to prom?
Missed the AHS one because we were in Taiwan. But heard it sucked anyway haha. And didn't go for the TPJ one.

27. What's the most physically painful thing you've ever experienced?
I think there was one time a few years back when I fell on my bum on the wet kitchen floor and nearly cried. Either that or the time I stubbed my toe really bad when I walked too fast and went straight for the wall.

28. What's the most emotionally/mentally painful thing you've ever experienced?
Maybe one time when I fell out with someone I considered a close friend, either that or when MCR broke up. Or the times when I failed tests or exams I studied really hard for in JC.

29. Have you ever legitimately saved a person's life?
Nope.

30. What's your favourite book genre?
I don't know, but I like the boring ones about life, or the funny dry-humour ones, or generally just books that make me think or get me to change my perception of various issues.

31. Did you like "Gigli"? Be honest.
Never seen that movie, heard about it though.

32. Have you ever walked out of a movie at the theatre?
If you mean walking out without coming back, no.

33. Do you peek between your fingers during the scary scenes?
YES.

34. What was your reaction to Tatum getting killed whilst stuck in the pet door in Scream?
I just watched it. Really weird.

35. Do dogs like you?
I don't think so :(

36. Would you say that you project an air of authority?
I definitely don't. Haha.

37. Do people listen when you speak?
I don't know haha

38. How are your elbows? Are they okay?
No, not at all. The skin there is super dry :(

39. What is one thing that you do exceptionally well? Be honest.
I has good grammar. That's about it.

40. Do you use torrents?
Nope

41. When was the last time you paid for music?
When I bought my Rise Against and Linkin Park albums.

42. Are you addicted to technology?
Nope

43. Pick a person (you don't need to give their name). How do you feel about them? Be as honest as you can get yourself to be.
I wish we could go back to the old days.

44. Do you check your computer's dictionary for the definition of words you'd otherwise feel confident about using during in-person interactions? Just to be sure?
YES I do that hahaha shit I thought I was the only one

45. How heavily do you rely on spellcheck and autocorrect?
Not at all.

46. Have you ever gotten into an argument on the Internet? Did you win?
Nah. Better things to do than get into Internet arguments.

47. Do you pause movies/TV shows if you have to go to the bathroom or the kitchen, or do you just let them keep playing?
Definitely pause. Can't imagine the horror of missing a good part.

48. If you use a regular alarm clock, do you have it set to music or that obnoxious beeping?
Beeping. I always sleep right through the music, or I grow to hate the song.

49. Peter Pan?
If we're talking about the non-animated movie version... Jeremy Sumpterrrr.

50. How often do you fall up the stairs?
Not very.

51. Do you pronounce 'anti' as ant-eye or ant-ee?
Sometimes ant-eye and sometimes ant-ee, depending on my mood.

52. Do you pronounce 'via' as vee-ah or vie-ah?
Vie-ah.

53. How often do you forget to close your parentheses?
Just googled the meaning of that. Haha. Seldom.

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Oh my G, can we just talk about John Frusciante and his sweet voice and sweet guitar playing?
I am in love.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

She makes me feel like it's raining outside

In a slightly dreary mood.


1. What do you put on hotdogs?
Ketchup and mayo.

2. Do you say "anticlimatic" or "anticlimactic"?
Anticlimatic.

3. Do you check flyers before grocery shopping?
No haha do people do that?

4. Blue, black or some other colour pen ink?
Blue and maybe brown. I don't like black.

5. Do you use your parking brake?
I might if I drove.

6. Look to your left. How many framed pictures are on the wall?
None.

7. Do you know how to play chess?
Chinese chess, yeah. English, nope.

8. How often do you clean the interior of your car?
Don't have one.

9. Do you ever read the last few pages first?
Never!

10. Ever fallen in the shower?
Yeah :( It hurts more especially since the floor's hard and there's nothing to protect your bare bum.

11. On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to swear at other drivers?
I have no idea.

12. What's the worst thing you've ever called someone you care about?
Not a fan of name-calling. I think it was just 'bitch' or 'asshole'.

13. Do you have a Snuggie?
No but I want one.

14. Are you allergic to anything?
Nope, yay me

15. Do you have any TV shows on DVD?
I think we have the Chronicles of Narnia stowed away somewhere, and maybe Jesus Christ Superstar (love that movie).

16. How many times do you hit the snooze button before finally getting out of bed?
Haha usually once. Twice if I'm really tired. I think my record was four times.

17. Ever driven away in anger?
Enough with the driving questions.

18. What's your favourite freezie colour?
What is a freezie.

19. Are you a vegetarian?
Almost.

20. Do you have a garbage receptacle beside you? What's on top?
What?

21. Do you cross out your mistakes or erase/whiteout them?
Cross out, always. My mom never let me use correction tape or pen. I remember getting hell from my primary school chinese teacher for 'writing like a boy'.

22. Ever torn something up that you instantly knew was too important for such treatment?
Does plain paper count?

23. Do you think that things will get better?
I hope so.

24. Do you have an unpopular opinion? What is it?
People suck.

25. What's your favourite quote?
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." Cheesy, but true.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This is the place where all the junkies go

1. 
Got my bass amp... It's... AWESOME.

When I turn up the bass I feel like Chris Wolstenholme and like I can do anything and play Hysteria except I don't know the notes hahahaha and when I play I can actually feel the bass and it's greaaaat.

And when I turn up the treble I feel like Tom Delonge and like I can have fun and dance to the higher-frequency notes that for some reason I've always associated with pop punk.

I got up this morning and the first thing I did was look at my new amp and after I was done washing up I just went and plugged it in and had some fun with Rise Against.

2.
Jobless.

Being jobless is amazing and bad all at the same time, because on one hand I get to do whatever I like and go wherever I like. No responsibilities, no deadlines to meet, no timings, no worries. But on the other hand, I feel too free :( And it's only been 4 days. Feels like I'm back to square one, hunting for a job and willing to take whatever comes my way, at the cost of future regrets... -shudders at the memory of working at NTUC-

So, anyone has a job to offer me??

3.
Today was fun, Wums came over and we watched my Big Bang DVD that Lynchua gave me for my 14th birthday. Hard to think that was almost 5 years ago! :(

Then I tried to teach her some guitar... FOC lesson ok because she's showing mild interest in learning and asked me to teach her. We made some progress, she sort of got the C chord. Good job today Wums, I know you're reading this, I'm proud of you.

Then we walked to Tampines through the park connector for dinner. I never knew it was such a walkable distance! Definitely gonna walk there from now on if I ever need something from there. Save my $1.60 :))

4.
Tomorrow I'm gonna go out and get me some air... (like there isn't any around here ahaha)

It's nice knowing I could go anywhere. I could go to a cafe if I wanted, or City Hall, or Parkway Parade, or the airport, or just walk to Tampines. Yayzza.



Anyway, quizzzz again.

1. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Never kissed anyone.

2. What's the closest thing to you that's red?
A box of Forest Berries-flavoured Extra mints.

3. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
I don't remember my last dream.

4. Did you meet anybody new today?
Nope.

5. What are you craving right now?
Sushi or a salad. I'm hungry :(

6. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Yummy.

7. What does your last text say?
"Have you watched barking water?"

8. Do you bite into your ice-cream or just lick it?
Lick. I think I have sensitive teeth.

9. Do you like your hair?
Yes, though I've never done anything with it.

10. Do you like yourself?
That's kind of a deep question. I do, most of the time.

11. Have you ever met a celebrity?
No :( I had a chance to meet Mayday Parade and I was initially really stoked to, but then their concert put me off cause it was a little lackluster so I didn't go in the end.

12. Do you like cottage cheese?
Never tried it. But I like most cheeses.

13. What are you listening to right now?
Play Crack The Sky by Brand New.

14. How many countries have you visited?
No idea. Favourite countries were Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and Morocco though. I really want to travel a lot more when I'm older.

15. Are your parents strict?
Sometimes, but I'm fine with it cause I believe they know what's best for me.

16. Would you go sky diving?
I have no idea hahaha

17. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
Not really.

18. Who sits in behind you in your math class?
Not schooling now, but in upper sec it was Zhenying (whom I haven't seen in forever) and in JC we didn't have fixed seats.

19. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
No. We don't have Hot Topic in Singapore but I'm glad because otherwise there would be a lot of posers.

20. Have you ever slapped someone?
Nope.

21. Are you sarcastic?
Oh no, not at all.

22. Do you have any tattoos?
No. Wums says I 'shouldn't get any' and that I should just 'try to stick to this look', whatever 'this look' means.

23. Where was your default picture taken at?
What's a default picture?

24. Have you ever crawled through a window?
Nope.

25. Have you made a prank phone call?
HAHAH yes. Prank calls, if performed sucessfully, are very fun.


Alright good night!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quiz


Quizzzz. 

1. Your boy side
[x] You love hoodies.
[x] You love jeans.
[x] Dogs are better than cats.
[x] It’s hilarious when people get hurt. (well, sometimes)
[] Shopping is torture
[] Sad movies suck
[] You own a car racing game.
[] You played with hot wheels cars as a kid.
[] At some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter.
[] You owned a ds, ps2, n64, or sega.
[] You used to be obsessed with power rangers.
[] You have watched sports on tv.
[] Gory movies are cool.
[x] You go to your dad for advice.
[] You own like a trillion baseball caps.
[] You used to collect hockey cards.
[] Baggy sweats are cool to wear.
[] It’s kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people.
[x] Green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors.
[x] You love to go crazy and not care what people think.
[x] Sports are fun.
[x] You talk with food in your mouth.
[] You sleep with your socks on at night.
[] You have fished at least once.
2. Your girl side
[] You love to shop.
[] You wear eyeliner.
[] You wear the color pink.
[x] You go to your mom to talk.
[] You consider cheerleading a sport.
[] You hate wearing the color black.
[] You like going to the mall.
[] You like getting manicures and/or pedicures.
[] You like wearing jewelry.
[] You cried watching the notebook
[] Dresses are a big part of your wardrobe.
[] Shopping is one of your favorite hobbies.
[] You don’t like the movie star wars.
[] You are/were in gymnastics.
[] It takes you around one hour to shower, get dressed, and make-up.
[x] You smile a lot more than you should.
[] You have more than 10 pairs of shoes.
[] You care about what you look like.
[x] You like wearing dresses when you can.
[] You like wearing high heel shoes.
[] You used to play with dolls as little kid.
[] You like putting make-up on others.
[] You like being the star of everything.
3. Appearance 
[] I am shorter than 5′5″.
[] I have many scars.
[x] I tan easily.
[] I wish my hair was a different color.
[] I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
[] I have a tattoo.
[] I am self-conscious about my appearance.
[] I’ve had/have braces.
[x] I’ve been told i’m attractive by a complete stranger.
[x] I have more than two piercings.
[] I have/had piercings in places besides my ears.
4. Experiences
[x] I’ve gotten lost in my city.
[] I’ve seen a shooting star.
[] I’ve wished on a shooting star.
[] I’ve seen a meteor shower.
[x] I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.
[x] I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
[x] I’ve kicked a guy where it hurts.
[] I’ve been to a casino.
[] I’ve been skydiving.
[] I’ve gone skinny-dipping.
[] I’ve drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[] I’ve crashed a car.
[] I’ve been skiing.
[] I’ve been in a musical.
[] I’ve caught a snowflake or snow on my tongue.
[] I’ve seen the northern lights.
[] I’ve sat on a rooftop at night.
[x] I’ve played a prank on someone.
[x] I’ve ridden in a taxi.
[] I’ve seen the rocky horror picture show.
[x] I’ve eaten sushi.
[] I’ve been snowboarding.
5. Relationships
[x] I’m single.
[] I’m in a relationship.
[] I’m engaged.
[] I’m married.
[x] I miss someone right now.
[] I’ve gotten divorced.
[] I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t.
[x] I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did. (zoey: I assume the joking way counts)
6. Honesty/Crime
[x] I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t.
[x] I’ve done something I promised myself I wouldn’t.
[x] I’ve snuck out
[x] I’ve lied to my parents about where I am.
[x] I’ve cheated while playing a game.
[] I’ve ran a red light.
[x] I’ve witnessed a crime.
[] I’ve been in a fist fight.
[] I’ve been arrested.
7. Death and suicide
[x] I’m afraid of dying.
[x] I hate funerals.
[] I’ve seen someone/something dying.
[] Someone close to me has attempted/committed suicide.
[] I’ve planned my own suicide before.
[] I’ve written a eulogy for myself.
8. Random
[] I can sing well
[] Stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
[x] I open up to others easily.
[x] I watch the news.
[] I don’t kill bugs.
[x] I sing in the shower.
[x] I am a morning person.
[] I paid for a cell phone ring tone.
[] I am a sports fanatic.
[] I twirl my hair.
[x] I care about grammar.
[] I have “?”’s in my screen name.
[] I’ve copied more than 30 cd’s in a day.
[] I bake well.
[x] My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, red, blue, black, purple, or orange.
[x] I would wear pajamas to school.
[] I like martha stewart.
[] I know how to shoot a gun.
[xxx] I laugh at my own jokes. cause they’re funny
[] I eat fast food weekly.
[] I’ve not turned anything in and still got an a in a certain class.
[x] I can’t sleep if there is a spider/cockroach in the room.
[x] I am ticklish.
[] I love white chocolate.
[x] I bite my nails.
[] I’m good at remembering faces.
[x] I’m good at remembering names.
[x] I’m good at remembering dates.
[x] I honestly have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
[x] All my answers were totally honest.

Scott Pilgrim







Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Best Clips.





Great movie, though it felt kind of weird and trippy so I didn't finish watching it. But they had a lot of great lines.



And, Kieran Culkin (who plays Wallace, Scott's gay roommate) might not be straight in the movie but holy shit, he was s-e-x-y.



I was wondering why in the world he was so familiar and at first I thought he was Michael Pitt (I was ready to freak out once I found out he was Michael Pitt, but then he really wasn't) and so I did my research and he's the brother of the guy who played the kid in Home Alone. Mystery solved.



Today was a good day, I finally found What's Eating Gilbert Grape? the full movie online, and watched it. It was really great and I thought Becky was a really relatable character. Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio, of course, amazing as always. Leo's portrayal of Arnie Grape, a mentally disabled 18-year-old, was flawless.



And I loved everything about it: the way they filmed it, the way they created the whole setting for Endora, a 'small, quiet town where nothing ever happens', and there were all these sort of stereotypical characters but they added dimensions to their personalities.



Then in the afternoon I went out and got my bass amp -insert starry-eyed emoji here- Sadly I didn't realise I forgot to buy a new cable so I'll have to wait till tomorrow to try it out at home, but still :)))



I'm hungry.


Saosin - I can tell







"If you keep asking me, I'll melt away in the summer air

It won't hurt half as much and I'll beg for you to stop it now"





Been obsessing over this song for some time now.



The awesome intro, the way Anthony Green just chokes out the words in the chorus, like gahh my gut. And usually stuff sounds better to me after some studio work but I love how it just sounds all raw and untouched, like a demo.



Great song.


Friday, April 4, 2014

I'm the rainbow in your jail cell

Nihao.

1. 
Today was fun, Lianne and I were supposed to job-hunt at the airport but it wasn't very productive hahaha then we lepaked at CBTL. Spent yesterday with her as well, because she had the SMU interview too but at an earlier timing, so we met for dinner which was at Nando's, then had dessert at Ji De Chi (Literally 'Remember to eat', and I would type it in chinese but I didn't dl the chinese keyboard on my laptop, oh no, I am a disappointment to my people).

It was all fun and we laughed at weird things (like she silently made fun of a sleeping guy on the train, poorthing, and I laughed till my non-existent abs hurt). Thank you Lianne, I love you many many. #bffs

AND we love you too Tania, don't worry!!! -insert emojis here-

2.
I am going to buy my new bass amp tomorrow and I am so so so stoked for it!!!

3.
On a completely random note, I think my writing skills have gotten from bad to worse. I used to be able to write really fast. (One time in Econs, I managed to vomit 14 pages of writing in 2h 15min. Best part? Our teacher didn't mark it.)

But I find that I'm writing so slowly now :( Which makes me think of uni. I think I'm the only one not excited for it at all. I mean, what's there to be excited about haha

4.
And yes, my last day of work was yesterday! I always thought it'd be kind of weird to work with my mom, especially with her desk coincidentally being right next to the teacher I was relieving for the past 7 weeks. But it turned out pretty great because she gave me lots of good advice and I honestly think I learnt a lot from the past 10 or 11 weeks. While it was stressful and I definitely wouldn't do it again, I don't regret doing it. Does that make sense? Haha.

Although I don't think I'll miss the little monsters, one thing I'll miss for sure is the really good pai gu mian (pork ribs noodle) from the coffee shop next to the school. The gravy is thick and just right, the meat is cooked till it just falls off the bone and the noodles are so savoury... yum yum I want some right now. Back then, I ate it almost every day in school hahaha.

Ok time to play some Neopets before I turn in.

Good night!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Welp. 

Early for my SMU interview. 

(Ooh nice girl opposite me just offered everyone mints) 

This is so awkward I feel like laughing ha ha ha we're all just sitting in a semi-circle waiting. 

Listening to the most brutal metalcore in my library to calm me down. 

This is the most LOL thing ever I swear hahaha (another girl just joined us and awkwardly smiled hello) 

A nice warm campfire in the middle of our little circle may just help break the ice (punny HAHA) 

Ok sorry. I'll just stop phone-blogging now and pretend to be cool like everyone else. 

Byebye 

(Edit: The only guy here just started stretching intensely like he was gonna run a damn marathon oh my god I think I'm going to cry) 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Don't forget me




Sickass song. So damn psychedelic.

Definitely my favourite RHCP song so far, aside from maybe By The Way.

I'm at City Hall now, just finished marking this pile of worksheets that took one and a half hours, and it was only one assignment! So glad it's all gonna be over tomorrow haha. Everyone was coming up and saying, "Wow, so tomorrow's your last day."

It's been a very trying six weeks teaching English, Math, Science and SS to this class, not mentioning carrying out basic form teacher duties. Had to mark and mark and chase students for their Edusave forms and occasionally yell at some of them. I have never had violent tendencies, but 15 hours a week with 34 pupils... well, you try and tell me.

By now. I can even take one look at their handwriting and tell you who wrote the assignment. I know who can't write their 'g's properly, who can't form proper sentences, who are the ones good at Math and who are the ones who stubbornly refuse to write their '4's and '5's the way I tell them to.

I swear in 10 years I'm going to Google the bums out of them and see what they've been up to. Gotta write their names down somewhere man...

Aneeways, got a couple more things to do before I'll go find dinner. Happy hump day to all! We're halfway through the week.

Oh, and yesterday was probably my first April Fools' not getting to prank anyone. I remember all the naughty things we did in secondary school ahaha. A couple of years, L and T stuffed wasabi in Colon biscuits and offered them to their friends (I might've had a small part in that). Then in sec4, the girls in my class wore our hair in two high ponytails and went round school like that for the rest of the day. Prolly got judged but it was fun, we all looked like cocker spaniels.

Ok bbye

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Under the bridge


Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel like my only friend 
Is the city I live in
The city of angels
Lonely as I am
Together we cry


So my drummer told me I should listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers because I would "fall in love with bass a hundred times more."

I did, and now I think I'm obsessed.

Everyone in the band is so very extraordinary. Flea is my new idol.

I also wiki-ed the bums out of them, and it was a soap opera. Drugs, drastic line-up changes, drama, broken friendships... Crazy. But I found a new understanding towards their songs.

This week is going to be another tiring week, especially because of the zoo trip on tuesday. I pray all goes well, and that none of the little monsters do anything too damaging.

Gonna take a little hiatus after this week probably, get some rest, read a few books, drink more tea. Then I'll start hunting for another job if the school can't find me another.

Oh yes, I'm most likely going to buy my bass amp this saturday. YASSS. No more air-playing. I hope I can find a Marshall one. Or anything that works, actually. Not picky about sound, but then again who doesn't want an instrument that plays like a dream?

Woohoo, can't wait for thursday to come. (It's my last day)

And now I'm hungry, going to forage in the kitchen. Hope you all have a great week ahead! Shake off those monday blues.

By the way




Standing in line to see the show tonight
And there's a light on
Heavy glow
By the way
I tried to say I'd be there
Waiting for
Dani the girl is singing songs to me
Beneath the marquee of her soul
By the way
I tried to say 
I know you 
From before

Friday, March 28, 2014

And are still more amused by payphone calls

Andddd it's a Fridayyy! I am so glad this week is over. 

Here's a Music Ask before I go eat my salad. Non-music lovers should just skip this haha. 

Ok I am currently experiencing some problems with a baby lizard. I chased it under the book cupboard and out of sight, but then I looked down and it had popped its head out from under the cupboard and was timidly staring up at me omg. Creepy. But it's too cute to kill, but at the same time I really want to get rid of it. First world problems. I even considered grabbing it with two fingers and flinging it out the window really fast. 


1. What are your 5 favourite songs right now? 
I cannot simply choose 5. Ok maybe:
- Adam's Song // Blink-182
- R U Mine // Arctic Monkeys
- Teenage Icon // The Vaccines
- Night Vision // Covette
- Animal I Have Become // Three Days Grace

2. What is the most played song on your iTunes?
Million Dollar Houses // Pierce The Veil

3. What song are you listening to right now? 
The Party Song // Blink-182

4. What was the last album you bought? 
Rise Against's Appeal To Reason. Not my favourite buy but it's still great. 

5. What was the last gig you went to? 
Mayday Parade! (ok the creepy lizard just popped its head out from under again and I caught it staring at me. I think it likes me, oh dear.)

6. What song can you not get out of your head? 
It varies from day to day. Recently it's been R U Mine. 

7. What song do you listen to every day? 
Depends. 

8. What was the first album you ever bought? 
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys // My Chemical Romance. 
It's gold, like everything else they've ever written. I just wish I could still listen to their music without my heart feeling like :'( 
I still have the early bird poster up on my wardrobe. 

9. What was the last single you downloaded? 
Teenage Icon // The Vaccines. 

10. Who is your favourite band right now? 
Brand New, Green Day or Blink-182, I think. The latter two have so many albums, it's impossible to get tired of them easily. 

11. Who is your favourite artist right now? 
I don't have one.

12. What is your favourite type of music? 
Punk and rock! I don't really like the older types of rock and punk, like they're ok and I listen to some of it but I'm more into the newer bands. I like post-hardcore, punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, pop punk, emo, hardcore punk (if the screaming is good), some metalcore, a bit of indie punk. 

13. In your 25 most played songs what is #10?
The Cali Buds // A Skylit Drive. This band reminds me of JC days because I listened to them all the time in the bus to and from school, and they made me feel loads better on bad days. I especially liked Brian White. His bass playing and screams were epic. But their newer stuff doesn't really impress me, feels like they sold out a little. 

14. Quote one of your favourite lyrics. 
'You are the smell before rain
You are the blood in my veins' 

15. Do you listen to music everyday? 
Yes. 


Ok bye

Thursday, March 27, 2014

!

Wow, I haven't blogged in nearly a week!

Work has made me really busy and tired. I wake up at 5.20am every day to go to school. The little monsters do their work, but they fight a lot and like to swear. I suppose it's children of the new age? Or bad parenting? I feel like it should be illegal for some people to have children. Maybe everyone should be sent for mental and psychological assessment before they can be certified child-safe.

I often think about how I would bring up a child, and sometimes I feel like I would be a bad parent, but then I hear about the parents of some children and I think I would make Mother of the Year.

Anyway, thank God it's Friday tomorrow! I really need a break. Next week I have to bring the little monsters to the zoo. Please pray for my safety.

The haze is coming soon, around June, which really sucks. I want to go on a holiday very badly but all the places I want to go to are expensive and far, and there's no one available to travel with me :(

Met up with dearest Lynchua for dinner yesterday (Ate at Thai Express, the tom yum soup made my throat hurt but fortunately I lived) and she's going on a Tokyo trip that's fully sponsored by her school, wut! Life is no fair :( But I had fun yesterday. We went to Toys 'R' Us to look around. So many cute toys that reminded me of my childhood! #wavesofnostalgia

Also went to Espirit before that and found a really pretty hobo-ish coat, but it was $80! 80 bucks to look like a hobo, yes/no?

And I cannot find a decent pair of sneakers. This sucks. -insert paragraph here about the things I would do if I found the person who stole my beloved Converse)

Bye

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Thought I ran into you down on the street
Then it turned out to only be a dream

I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face but I can't recall the name
Now I wonder how whatsername has been

Seems that you disappeared without a trace
Did she ever marry old what's-his-face?

I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face but I can't recall the name
Now I wonder how whatsername has been



Favourite Green Day song.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rally up the demons of my soul

Heeeey. (This makes me laugh, it sounds so trippy.)

Anyways, it's been a good day just lazing around. Sad that this lovely week is drawing to a close and I'll have to go back to my little monsters for another two weeks.

Here's a random 50 questions quiz I got from fuckyeahsurveys.tumblr.com because I've nothing better to do.


1. How many pets do you own? 
None at the moment :(

2. What's your least favorite season?
We don't have seasons here but if we did, it'd probably be winter for me.

3. Do you prefer to text or call?
Call, hands down. I am a terrible, terrible texter.

4. Morning or night?
Morning! Definitely a morning person. Up most mornings by 9am and in bed most nights by 11 or 12.

5. Do you like tacos? 
Never had one :( Am I missing out?

6. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 
I think, introvert.

7. What's your favorite desert? 
I have no idea if this is a spelling error hahaha. My favourite dessert is ice-cream (I like the common flavours like variations of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry) and sometimes hong kong desserts. If it's about my favourite desert... probably the Sahara since it's the only desert I've been to haha.

8. Do you enjoy walks? 
Yes I do, if the air is good.

9. Are you a frequent user of Facebook? 
I log on sometimes just to read interesting articles but I don't really post anything.

10. Do you watch animated shows still? 
Nope.

11. Can you roll your tongue? 
Yesh.

12. What's your 'lucky' number? 
23, I think.

13. Are you scared of anything? 
Of course. I am a huge scaredy cat. Roller-coasters and horror movies are a big no-no. Yesterday I saw a baby cockroach in the kitchen and yelled for my mother.

14. Big mac or big whopper? 
No idea. What's the difference?

15. Do you like to play board games? 
Yes! But no one wants to play with me :(

16. Are you fond of romantic novels? 
Here's the thing about romantic novels, I turn my nose up at them when I see them on shelves and I wouldn't voluntarily read one most of the time, but if I so happen to do pick one up, I can't put it back down.

17. Fruitloops or cocopops? 
Never had either but I would probably say cocopops, since I hated fruit cereals as a kid.

18. Would you eat a live spider for one million dollars? 
EUUGH. How big is said spider?

19. Are you a heavy drinker? 
Nah, I rarely drink, and I usually don't drink much when I do.

20. Would you forgive someone for cheating? 
I don't know.

21. Are you superstitious? 
Not really. I believe in God, but that's about it.

22. Have you seen A Clockwork Orange? 
Nope.

23. Do you like to read? 
Yes! Nothing better than a good book.

24. Are you easily distressed?
Not really.

25. Do you believe in aliens? 
Yeah. Probably not the freaky multiple-eyed, multiple-limbed things they draw up in movies, but I do believe there is life on planets outside of our solar system.

26. If you were the last person alive besides one other person you get to choose, who would it be? 
My mom.

27. Dogs or cats? 
Dogs! I love cats too, but, dogs.

28. Are you a grumpy person? 
Not really. I tend to be more sad than grumpy.

29. What's something you hate? 
Pop music.

30. Are you a worry wart? 
Refer to Q24.

31. Do you like having your picture taken? 
I'm okay with it.

32. Do you like cotton candy? 
Not much.

33. Would you ever use a dating site? 
Well, desperate times would call for desperate measures... haha. Jk, I don't think so.

34. Do you believe in ghosts? 
This topic makes me nervous but yeah I guess I do.

35. Rap or pop? 
Rock and punk.

36. What's the weirdest flavor of ice-cream you've tried? 
Coconut, I think. But it was very good.

37. Do you like math? 
Yes.

38. Are you the type of person to laugh at others' misfortune? 
Depends. If people trip on flat ground or their voices crack, I tend to laugh. If they did something to deserve the bad luck, I laugh. If not, then I don't.

39. Love or lust? 
Love. How long can lust last? (Hey it rhymes, sorta.)

40. Do you remember lyrics easily? 
Yeah.

41. What was/is your favorite school subject? 
English. It was the only thing I was good at and you never had to study much for it.

42. Do you like tattoos? 
Yes. But not just any meaningless tattoo, like I don't think it's nice to get a sleeve just for the sake of it. I love Frank Iero's tattoos.

43. Are you the type of person to lie? 
Bad question. Of course, who would lie if they could help it?

44. Do you eat porridge for breakfast? 
Nope, but only because we don't have good porridge around here and I'm too lazy to try to cook my own.

45. What music are you listening to right now? 
The Sound of Madness, full album by Shinedown. It's very good.

46. Are you allergic to anything? 
Nope.

47. Do you like Lady Gaga? 
Not a fan of her music but she seems a decent person for a pop star.

48. What about Nicki Minaj? 
Let's not go there.

49. Do you like rainy days? 
Only if I'm staying home for that day.

50. Last question, do you like pie? 
I guess so?


Yay finally done.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nobody likes you when you're twenty-three

Why I love Blink-182:

They just write their lyrics the way they think they should be, and everything's very to-the-point, neat and concise. For example, a few lines from Dysentery Gary:

F**k you all
I lost the war
I hate this place
Your mom's a whore

(There's worse language in some of their songs, this is just the tip of the iceberg.)

And then there is Adam's Song, which is somewhat a song about a suicide note.

I never thought I'd die alone
Another six months, I'll be unknown
Give all my things to my friends
You'll never step foot in my room again
You'll close the door, board it up
Remember the time that I spilled
the cup of apple juice in the hall
Please tell mom this is not her fault

Another reason why I love Enema of the State- they put probably the happiest song on the record (All The Small Things) right after Adam's Song.

And yes, most of their songs basically just have the same melodic structure and the same four chords, just in different keys (or sometimes the same). There are no well-crafted guitar solos (there are barely any guitar solos, actually) or intricate licks or Muse-style basslines, but I think that's what makes them so special. They have great lyrics, like they never ever hold back on something they want to say, but their songs are also fun and catchy and fast and just... pop punk.

It's great. I love Blink.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014




Oh boy, look what I found. 

It's my J1 class timetable, still colourfully highlighted. 

I love finding things like these, they make me remember stuff I thought I forgot but that was actually just hiding in the back of my mind. 

Now, let's see. I can't recall much about Mondays. Oh, but I do remember getting let out earlier than most of the class because some of us didn't take MTL. (Thank God for scraping through and getting a B3 for Chinese back in secondary school) 

Tuesdays and Thursdays were 'late days' and back in the earlier half of the year when the enthusiasm levels were still high, some of us would go out for Macs breakfasts together. 

If my memory hasn't failed me, Tuesdays were also my favourite days to skip school. 

Wednesdays were terrible! Awfully packed, so we ended early, but that was only so we could have CCA for the afternoons (and sometimes the evenings). Math lectures first thing in the morning with Ms. OBS. She was a very memorable lady. 

Our only break for that day was half an hour, but after that was four consecutive hours of lessons, and the painful thing was the E block, where our homeroom was located, was so far away from the canteen. 

Our then Chemistry tutor, Ms. Khoo, was extremely unhappy that we were always turning up late for chem, sometimes with a drink in hand. 

One time, she made those who were late stand outside. We ended up playing games since we were locked out with nothing to do. 

Thursdays were lazy days. 

Fridays were dress-down days. Also good days since the few of us who were excused from MTL would have a two-hour break. Most of the time we just used to it eat really slowly and play games in the canteen. Sometimes some of our MTL classmates would skip class to come down and hang for a while. 

So yeah. I do miss E209, it was the only homeroom we had since we somehow didn't have a homeroom in J2, and it was a good homeroom. There was an air-con too haha, an extra perk for those classes lucky enough to be assigned the E block classrooms. 

JC sounds so fun now that I've done a rough recap on it. But then again, all of that was just J1. Not mentioned in this entry were the late nights (ok maybe not for me, I could never keep a late night) spent studying for tests and exams, and the pressure, and CCA. 

There were good times and there were bad times, and some of the bad times were really bad, for me. 

But oh well, I guess you make the best out of every situation. 

Cobain, can you hear the spheres singing songs off station to station?

Hello, hump day! 

It's a Wednesday, the most awkward day of the week. Was supposed to run some errands today but I'm lazy and have left most of the list untouched. 

Just finished my daily three rounds of Hasee Bounce and now I've nothing to do. 

Yesterday I visited Tania at Ritazza Cafe at the Airport! Yes she's working there now. I used to study there occasionally. So it felt weird going there with a laptop and papers to mark instead of books in my bag. But a good feeling, nonetheless! 

Nearly fell asleep marking my papers. Then I watched this movie called The Kids Are All Right. It was very good! It's about an unconventional family made up of gay couple Nic and Jules, and their two children, an 18-year-old girl named Joni and a 15-year-old boy, Laser. 

Joni is Nic's biological daughter and Laser is Jules' biological son. However, they share the same father, who was a sperm donor. So Joni and Laser are half-siblings. Laser asks Joni to help him find their biological father, since she's turned 18 and legally able to do so. 

So they manage to find him (I forgot his name) and yeah, it triggers off a sequence of events. Go watch it. According to Wiki, it was 'universally acclaimed' by critics. 

Laser is also played by Josh Hutcherson, and he was absolutely dreamy. I don't think he was actually 15 in the movie, he looked older than that. 

Ok just Googled, he was 18 in the movie. And Mia Wasikowska, who played Joni, was 21 in the movie. She had super pretty long blonde hair in the movie, I was just staring at her hair throughout. And maybe her face. She somehow reminds me of Claire Danes. 

Anyhow, I found bass tabs for Californication, so goodbye

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Contenders

Hello. 

Semi-finals was fun. Don't think we'll make it to finals honestly, competition is tough, but it was fun nonetheless. Got to watch some interesting bands too. I felt a lot more relaxed cause we were the first band to play (might be because we registered first) so we got it done and over with early. We played American Idiot and were one of the very few cover bands. Almost everyone else did originals, which personally, I thought was quite unexpected.

We were a four-man band for today and only met up yesterday, so one band asked, "So how long have you guys been a band?" And we said, "One day" and I think they didn't really believe us hahaha. 

Ah that's all for today. Can't stop coughing but just had my syrup so hopefully I'll be almost fully recovered tomorrow. 

Night

Friday, March 14, 2014

Longing for the shore

1. 90% sure my Converse got stolen. They're not anywhere to be found at all. I hate thiefs and I really don't understand them at all. How can you feel good knowing you stole something from someone? I really loved those shoes. I hope whoever took them burns in hell. 

2. Semi-finals are tomorrow! We practised just now and it was one of the best jamming sessions I ever had. Like I had fun and we actually sounded decent. Best part? We didn't know semi-finalists got two hours in the studio free. Heh heh heh. 

Starlight

Guten morgen.

Took leave today and am now resting at home because my throat is killing me. Darned haze. And darned little monsters, always running about and making me yell. I don't recall being that wild as a child!

And the cough syrup bottle says "May cause drowsiness." Which really sucks because how am I supposed to get anything done if I'm partially in La-la Land the whole day? :(

Alright, done whining.

My band got into semi-finals! Surprise surprise. Not quite sure what happened, at first they said one of the other bands didn't fufill a requirement so they asked us if we wanted to take their place. Then they said they were extending the list of bands. So idk. But anyway, we're in, we're in!

Going to practice later. But won't be able to sing backup thanks to my throat :(

Gonna play Neopets now ahaha bye

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication

1000th post! This is truly a milestone. Hard to think I've been writing a blog for about six years now. As I always say, where does the time go? Sometimes I read my archives and it's funny to see how my writing changes through the years. From annoying 13-year-old to when I was going through my fangirl phase to my emo phase then to my stressed-out-about-school phase and so on.

But yeah, 1000 posts. Wow, that's a lot.

The haze has given me a cough. And it's irritating my eyes. Sigh.

It's been a great three-day weekend!

On Friday there was the signing session with Mayday Parade at a cafe in Lasalle. I initially wanted to go, I even bought a white marker so they could sign my black Washburn, but somehow in the end I didn't really feel like going. It's funny because I was so stoked for it at first! I think it was the slightly lackluster concert. Like, it was good, great even, but it just kind of felt like something was missing. If only All Time Low or Pierce The Veil had a signing session when they came. I still love Mayday Parade's music though, of course!

In the evening, I met Shijia and we went to TPJ in our pe attire. It felt kind of nostalgic :) We saw Ali too, and had a great ketchup sesh. Stood at a spot next to the bleachers and chatted till the sun went down haha. I miss the J1 days with Ali :( Good luck for your A levels buddy!

Then SJ and I headed to Lum's house for a sleepover! It was fun hahaha. Brought my laptop and we watched a bit of About Time (is that the title?) then the sound was too soft so we decided to switch. Youtubed and chatted about random things and finally brushed our teeth and slept at 1+. Alarm went off at 7.30am and we went to Block 201 for Macs breakfast. (Again, now I slightly miss the good old days when we had school late and would go to Macs for breakfast)

In the late afternoon, I met with the band and we went for an audition for this small competition. I was really kancheong because I was late and while we were preparing I accidentally dropped my bass on my right foot. There's a big balaku there now. Yowch.

Audition was ok. I think we were good for a band that only practised once together. Hahaha. Don't think we made it to the next round though.

Anyway, gotta go. It's a Monday tomorrow :( Bluez. Lots of marking to do when I get back tomorrow because I was so busy last week. But only one more week of work! Yay

Have a good week ahead guys.

Saturday, March 8, 2014



I am heaven sent
Don't you dare forget
I am all you've ever wanted
What all the other boys all promised
Sorry I told
I just needed you to know
I think in decimals and dollars
I am the cause to all your problems
Shelter from cold
We are never alone
Coordinate brain and mouth
Then ask me what it's like to have myself so figured out

I wish I knew. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Call me a safe bet / I'm betting I'm not

End of the most busy week of 2014 so far. 

Monday was the day. 

I didn't do as well as I expected. Up till now, I can't decide whether to feel sad or happy with my results. At first I was sad and I burst into tears when I saw my grades, then in the afternoon that day I felt better, then at night I went home and was emo again. The cycle repeated itself for the next few days. 

I think it's like, compared to what I should've been expecting from my O level score, I performed better than I probably should have, but compared to how I've been doing for the past two years, I definitely underperformed. I'm most disappointed with Math and PW. 

I know we got PW a long time back, but I still die a little inside everytime I think of that stupid B plus the fact that I'm the only one in my group who got a B. And Math, I was banking so hard on an A. Thinking about it though, I guess I've made the most improvement in Math out of all my subjects. I was a straight U-grader for the first half of the year in J1 even though I really did try, then I managed to get an overall D for Math at the end of the year, and finally a B for Prelims. But, still. :( 

And the worst part is knowing everyone else expected so much better from you. My parents, my teachers, my classmates. 

But nevermind about that. 

My mom seems happy enough about it anyway. She said that day that she should've had two daughters. I asked why, and she said, "Then both will be like you." And I was like awww. 

Tuesday, I met up with a new band. I met their guitarist online and it was my first time meeting up with all of them. Glad to say they seem like good-natured people and they play well. The drummer said I play bass well and complimented my harmonies -insert suitable emoticon here- 

We jammed First Date - Blink-182, All The Small Things and American Idiot. We intended to jam I Don't Care - Apocalyptica as well but none of us really prepared it, so. It was a good jamming sesh. 

Wednesday, I went home after work. 

Thursday was Mayday Parade's concert! I have to admit though, I personally think they sounded the least amazing out of the three concerts I've seen. Pierce The Veil and All Time Low had a lot more energy, great playing and connection with the crowd. 

What I love about concerts is the freedom to move around and party to your favourite music. Everything pre-show gives you a great feeling- the background music, surrounded by people who love the same band, even the gum-chewing, bored-looking security. 

And the thing with concerts is once you're inside, there is no such thing as a personal circle. There will be arms touching arms, chests against backs, shoulders bumping other shoulders and feet trampling on other feet. 

So yesss. They played You Be The Anchor and Jersey!!! No The End, though. And there was Miserable At Best and Stay :') Miserable At Best was just such a classic. Encore was I'd Hate To Be You When You Find Out What This Song Is About (couldn't help but compare the one-song encore to All Time Low when they played 3 songs for their encore haha).

I was also very restless before the concert and couldn't wait to get the opening band over and done with, but they were actually really good. Singer looked high. Drummer was beastly. They're called Aspectrum, gonna check them out later. 

Off to mark some papers I took home. Buh-bye

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hey, Jude

It's a lovely, humid Sunday evening.

Just had my dinner, finished playing my daily three rounds of Hasee Bounce and plans for tonight got cancelled so I'm just sitting here.

Tomorrow is the big day.

I was thinking hard about it as I slurped my spaghetti and I honestly felt like throwing up. Suddenly I could clearly remember that day in Jan 2011. Sitting in the hall in my school uniform, watching all the top scorers and their As flash on the screen, holding tight to my friends, my heart pumping like crazy, undecided on whether I wanted to cry or puke. Then I got my results and it was like... Nope. Haha.

My mentality in secondary school was this: I am from a prestigious school, therefore I don't really have to worry about O levels. I was more interested in hanging out with friends and creating trouble than pushing myself for those good grades. Of course, I studied, but I'd be lying if I said I put in my very best for all my exams in AHS.

It was really a wake-up call when I got my O level results. It was such a diverse range of grades. I got A1s for English and Emath, an A2 for Amath and Bs and Cs for everything else. I went into a mini phase of depression for the next few days, and I told myself, no more fooling around. I'm going to shut myself off from all distractions for the next two years, have as few friends as I possibly can and study really hard.

But of course, JC doesn't work that way. I still had friends, and me being me, I got distracted sometimes. But I guess going to a neighbourhood JC sort of worked because my mindset changed. Now it was the other way round. Every time I did well for a test or exam, I told myself that it was nothing because I was from a shitty JC, and that people from other schools were probably still ten times smarter than me and would ultimately do ten times better than me in the A levels.

I have made great friends in JC and these two years have had its ups and downs, but it's been a good trip. I don't think I'll ever feel proud of my JC, and I guess that's kinda sad, but I'll just have to get over it. I still feel embarrassed whenever I have to tell people what JC I was from. Probably just pride, since I'm Teochew. Hahaha.

Tomorrow I'll get my grades, and I'm not gonna lie and say I'll be content with whatever I have because I tried my best. I actually don't know why people find comfort with saying 'It's ok because I tried my best.' Whenever people say that to me, I feel even worse because clearly my best was not enough, and I'll be like, well, I guess that means I'm stupid and will be for life.

Good for me if I do well, but if I don't, I'll just have to accept that I can't study.

So, off to listen to some Brand New.

Good luck and big hugs to all who are heading to their JCs for the last official time tomorrow!!! Here's some love from me!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

You are the smell before rain

Anddd it's the end of another week. The week actually passed pretty quickly. And I've been talking about the upcoming week for quite some time now, and it's finally here. Scary how time flies.

Speaking of which, it's 1 March today! Wow. Are we really into the third month of 2014 already? I was also anticipating hearing the church bells at 12pm. I love the sound of it.

Had a great time with L and T last night. We had bkt dinner at Song Fa (which was yumz) and bought drinks and camped by Clarke Quay. I had coffee and they had alcohol. Beer with 7up tastes really good!

Today I woke up with the great feeling of knowing I have nothing to do. Which kinda got old after half an hour on Neopets (Fun fact: I've accumulated 43,000 NP!).

Then I turned on the TV and found a really good movie called Murder By Numbers. It's about two detectives (mainly Sandra Bullock) who have to outsmart two serial killer teenagers.

With a cast like Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt, you know you can't go wrong. Ryan Gosling's character, Richard, was handsome and wealthy, but dangerous. He sort of emotionally blackmailed his partner-in-crime, Michael Pitt's character Justin, to make use of his intelligence.

Justin had all the plans and the carefully thought-out crime details. He was a genius with the forensics, but unlike Richard, he felt guilty when he murdered, and puked.

Their relationship is also really interesting. They had a boathouse on a cliff in which they created a makeshift shrine for themselves, and their own secret oath.

Then there is the visual aspect. Ryan Gosling is tall, lean and blonde, dons a red leather jacket for most of the film, and he does the perfect creepy smile, leer, careless stroll and lazy, accented drawl.

Michael Pitt had the best serial killer face I've ever seen in a movie. Green eyes, terse mouth, dirty blonde hair parted in the centre. He has this aura.

Ending part was also awesome. If you like slightly dark movies with complex characters, then this is it.

Ok bye, off to youtube

Thursday, February 27, 2014



I never conquered
Rarely came
Sixteen just held such better days
Days when I still felt alive
We couldn't wait to get outside
The world was wide
Too late to try
The tour was over
We'd survived
I couldn't wait till I got home
To pass the time in my room alone

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The harpoon's loaded, the cage is lowered

It's 10pm and I really should be sleeping. Gotta wake up at 5am tomorrow.

Week 1 relieving this teacher is over! From my experience so far, I think I can safely say I'm definitely not gonna take up teaching as a profession. At least, not primary school teaching.

3 more weeks till the March holidays.

The weekends always pass so quickly :( I had a good weekend, though. Yesterday my mom and I visited my cousin and her three girls. They grow up so fast! Strange to think my eldest niece is already in secondary school. My second niece is, of course, as affable as ever, and the youngest is a real charmer. She is so very intelligent for her age! I'm not a baby person at all but I couldn't resist playing with her and laughing at her antics. She is sooooo cute! Forgot to snap some pictures.

Then my folks and I had zi char for dinner. I love zi char! And there was chilli crab. Yummers.

February is drawing to a close soon. Where does the time go?! Are we really almost two months into 2014?

March is gonna be busy busy. There's an open house on the 1st and 2nd, and results on the 3rd, and Mayday freaking Parade on the 6th.

Oh my God, it's just hitting me. I'm going to see one of my favourite bands next week. Holy shit. I honestly think I'm a very lucky girl. My favourite bands are all from the other side of the world but I get to see three of them- Pierce The Veil, All Time Low and Mayday Parade (If You Me At Six comes too, maybe soon I can get to say I indirectly went to Spring Fever Tour).

Of course, I'll always be heartbroken that I didn't get to see My Chemical Romance. I know I need to move on, but it's hard. I can't even listen to their songs without feeling that hollowness in my chest.

Anyway, on with Mayday Parade. It would be a dream come true if they played Jersey, You Be The Anchor or The End. Or all three songs. Ahhhhhhh. The feeling of knowing you're going to a concert is one of the best in the world. I simply can't wait!!!! -hearts-

And then there's results.

I have so many mixed feelings about it. I was very calm about O levels, but when we were in the hall looking at the screen for the top scorer names and just before I was about to receive my results, I felt this sense of dread. And that feeling of knowing you screwed up one of the few things you just have to be good at is... Yeah. Not a good feeling.

I feel like I have no clue at all what any of my grades are gonna be because everything is just so unpredictable. And that's what makes it so scary. Really need to pray hard.

Good night! Have a great week ahead everyone.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

When you go,

Would you even turn to say, 

'I don't love you, 

Like I loved you,

Yesterday'?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Passe

1. Love overcomes all odds. My love for salads overcomes all odds. I am not sure what odds.

2. My momma brought home a bag of peanuts that her school pupils harvested on their rooftop garden and it's SO good omg I have never tasted peanuts so good before. She didn't even do anything to them, just salted and steamed them and it was like heavenly.

3. I created a Neopets account on Sunday hahaha I really have nothing better to do. Main reason why I did it was so I could collect points for playing Hasee Bounce otherwise I'd feel like the points were going to waste. I love Hasee Bounce. So basically my past few afternoons have been spent listening to emo hard rock albums while playing Neopets.

I have an old account but I can't, for the life of me, remember my password and I created it all the way back in P5, so it's just somewhere at the back of my mind and I can't fish it out no matter how hard I try :( It's a waste because I remember I was filthy rich, had like 40,000 NP (ok maybe not that rich) and lots of cool stuff and my Neopet was really powerful because I made her read lots of books and undergo training for her speed. Sucks.

4. School (work?) is currently bordering on the edge of stressful. This teacher I'm relieving for the next 4 weeks has a really heavy workload compared to the previous ones. And she has like 19 boys in the class; it's a headache.

5. Fact: I find it touching when people confide in me or tell me the truth (unless the truth is something I don't really want to hear). Like even though 99.9% of the time I get flustered and have no idea what to say and you can always count on me to give the shittiest advice, please know that... I feel you.

6. Deja Entendu is an album to die for. Every song is perfection and incredibly relatable and Jesse Lacey's voice is so very unique. I can't even pick a favourite piece.

7. Wumsy flew off to BK. I miss her already :( (Hi wumsy)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Deja Entendu







Attended SMU's SIS seminar with Lum and SJ yesterday!

We were one of the latest to arrive haha but the first hour of the schedule was a lunch buffet so t'was all cool. Then we found out we had to be separated into two rooms according to our surnames!! :(

SJ and I are both Tans so we both went to the case discussion room first, and poor Lum went to the IT Lab first. Then it was 1.5 hours of discussing solutions to a Sentosa case study thing. It sort of felt like... Econs and GP mixed together. Halfway through I felt a bit sleepy and bored but SJ looked pretty serious about it so I was like, ok no fooling around. (When we came out later, she told me she felt like sleeping too)

At 3pm we were released from both rooms for tea and Lum came out from the IT Lab. Her face was black hahaha. When the break was almost over, we unanimously decided to escape from SMU.

The thing is, the pamphlet we received about the seminar was kinda misleading because they wrote 'School of Economics / School of Social Sciences building Level 5' (something like that) so we assumed it was a talk and it was about econs or social sciences. And they called it the SMU SIS Seminar but there was very little info about what SIS actually was. Like we know it stands for the School of Information Systems but there wasn't really any description about it.

We went to the Singapore National Museum, which was just across the road, and there was some pretty interesting stuff there.

Shopped a bit at Orchard Central and had another tea break at CBTL haha. Shared a walnut banana loaf and vanilla ceylon tea with SJ; both were really good.

Dinner was sushi and tea from Cold Storage, cheap and good. So yumz.