Sunday, November 23, 2014

Youth is wasted on the young

Soo I had to learn Lost Stars by Adam Levine on drums, and my teacher told me it was written for a romance movie called Begin Again. He loves the song and when I first heard it I thought it was kinda meh. Like he's so talented he can play whatever he wants, but he opts for a love ballad instead.

But anyways I went online and found the movie today, and I fell in love with the song tooooo. It's so simple yet it's effective and it's just... great. I don't listen to Maroon 5/Adam Levine at all but Lost Stars is a really, really good song.

I loved the movie too!! Simply adored the entire cast. The story unfolded extremely well- it was heartfelt without feigned sensitivity; it was funny without overdoing it or watering the plot down. The streets looked gorgeous and Gretta James' wardrobe crew all deserve a huge raise. I need all of her outfits omg. I've also gained a newfound appreciation for Keira Knightley's acting. And Mark Ruffalo is kind of hot in a weird way.

Okay bye I think I've procrastinated enough


Super random but I was listening to my music library and I think this is one of my favourite recordings ever from jamming... everything is at the right volume and we're all complementing one another, and so many feeeeels. Hahaha. It just feels and sounds right. What an honour to have gotten to know this talented bunch :') Especially love Thaddeus' playing in this haha. Dat guitar tone!!

Here it is


Okay bye FORREALZ dammit life y u give me so many distractions

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Paper Wings

What a beautiful cover! The girl has such a lovely tone to her voice, how lucky. I'd kill for a tone like that! With a trained ear and proper voice control, I'd be able to do a lot more than play instruments (not that I don't already love playing instruments). And I loooove the backup vocals!! But I can't find any stuff from the guy elsewhere. Oh wellz.

Reading Week is almost over omg. What did I even do this week?!

I have to admit that content-wise, the uni workload is a lot lighter than JC (or it may just be because I'm in Arts Fac hehe) (nearly died during JC) but that still doesn't mean I don't have studying to do.

Gym today was gooood (oh DT joined us in our unproductive studying sesh today yay); I'm starting to feel the body aches already. Can't wait for more gymming! Haha (oh no, hope I don't turn into one of those gym addict types) (I don't think I will)

Three more dayssss

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oh flow, where did you go?

Weather today is too good to be stuck at home studying Socio :( It's such a gross subject. Don't know how I ever wanted to major in it. (Just kidding I'm just bitter because I don't do well in it)

In a good mood because teacher was in a good mood for drums today so everyone caught the contagious good mood yay free good moods all around here you go one for you

Just now during the lesson he suddenly asked if I watch movies, and I said no I just watch them at home online and he asked, "So you don't like, go to the cinema to watch movies?"

And a thought occurred to me, and I was like oh crap don't tell me this is going where I think it's headed...

But in the end he just wanted to tell me about how Interstellar was an awesome movie and that he watched it twice because it was so good so I should go watch it too because Christopher Nolan's movies are great.

I was like ohhh okay HAHAHAHA I'm still laughing when I think about it now HAHAHAHA sorry self-esteem too high already -wipes tear- It's damn funny I cannot

Another funny thing was when I was learning the rimshot (?) and I couldn't stop the nerd in me from asking about the position of the stick, "So like, across the diameter?" And he LOLed and said "What diameter? Just like that la"

Ha ha sigh my life

FIVE MORE DAYS TILL I'M DONE WITH 3 OF MY 4 FINALS. Can I get a hel- to the -yer?

My to-do list is overflowing. The opportunity cost of going out, ketching up with friends, and having a life is my precious alone time and the time I wanna use to practice more bass and drums... how?

Trade-offs, trade-offs.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Do they make you happy?

I have no idea how many times I've posted this album, but I just can't get over it. It's that one album you can't decide if you want to keep all to yourself or share with the rest of the world. It's that beautiful.

I've tried listening to other albums that are supposedly from the same genre as this, but nothing really works for me, not even Tigers Jaw's other albums. At least not Charmer, which was released this year. Charmer sounds like something you would play in the background while you're off doing something else. It's a good album, but I'm not feeling it, maybe not yet.

But this. This is just pure awesomeness, one home-hitting track after the other. It does things to my soul 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Dance with me

I keep thinking that's there school tomorrow, it's so weird :/ 

12 more days to the break!! -dances around- 

Hurts to type now because I was arranging an old-new song. Old because I penned it sometime back and new because I finally sat down and took the time to polish it up. Happy to say that I finally did a happy song for the first time in ages. Satisfied with the vibe but not too pleased with the lyrics. Maybe I'll go back and make some changes. 

Thought it would be a good idea to write in C# major, but clearly my fingers didn't agree... #ouch

Anyways, Reading Week has commenced! Goals for this week: Get enough rest, stop skipping meals and hit the books. The most annoying thing is socio: can't decide if I'm doing badly enough to be sure that I'll have to S/U it in the end, if you know what I mean. So I don't know whether I should 'give up' on it. 

Mega tired today so I'm gonna turn in. Studied with Jiams yesterday from morning till 4.30pm, then we went to gym and then I rushed home to shower before going for band meet. Ended late and I reached home at 12am and slept at 1, which is totally not my thing. Sucks to be a morning person when everyone else around you is not haha. 

Good night

Last week with Wums

Fat die us


At FASS. Humble's Cafe Latte is damn good to me, although my fellow coffee lover Nat thinks it's too acidic. Oh wellz

Another funneh thing

Me when I try to act cute

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The alien song

Omg done with the second last day of school!! Wearing the same clothes tomorrow as I did for the first day of school as my own private joke... ha ha ha ok sorry

Also basically done with LAG1201, HELYERRR. Well I'm actually still left with one lecture tomorrow but we'll just be getting back papers and grades.

I know I keep saying it but I'm really in disbelief over how fast our first semester flew by. Most of my finals will be over in less than two weeks. It's crazy. And lucky me, I finish on the 28th which is considered pretty early, heh.

It's been a good week of getting out of lectures and tutorials and turning to the nearest friend to say, "Omg, that was the last lecture/tutorial!!"

Tomorrow will be the last time I'm having my weekly thursday Subway lunch at UTown too! Yes, I have Subway once a week alone at UTown. So unhealthy, but it's convenient and hey, the coffee is good. I always walk out feeling overly-hyped for my next lesson- an EL tutorial that, for some reason, is made up of 90% Psychology majors and seriously, Psych majors have the straightest faces.

Anyways, this was really the best semester of school I've had in a long while (maybe since primary school?). I really enjoyed learning and there's honestly not much studying to do because the tests and assignments come and go so fast, as compared to in secondary school or JC where you spend two or four years in a competition to see who can memorize everything in the textbooks.

Maybe I'll do a module review after my exams (damn step right, year 1 semester 1 do module review already)

Oh yes, and I met SJ, Bryan and Weiqiang on Monday for dinner after the draggy SC review lecture (during which I studied for german and Lianne read and showed me Stomp articles)

On the way there in the train, for some reason I couldn't unlock my phone for a while. It's been annoyingly problematic recently, like the battery dies after I reach 40% or so. So once I managed to unlock it, I memorized SJ's number, just in case.

Turns out it was real lucky I did that, because the battery level suddenly dropped from 40% to 1% in a second and my phone died on the spot. My face in the train was like O__O

Felt so lost without knowing exactly where they were. Only other option was either to borrow a phone or to go home (which would have been a waste since I was already there), so I approached a lady in her 20s, thinking that people closer to my own age might be more likely to empathize. But she turned me down with a very blatant cover-up, "Oh, my phone is running out of battery too."

Went to two older women maybe in their early 40s. One of them just ignored me and the other frowned suspiciously at me and said no.

I was like :(((

Finally approached a guy in his 30s who was standing around and using his phone, presumably waiting for someone, and he hesitated for a second before he said ok. Yay!

Spent forever on his phone because I couldn't remember the exact number. Kept dialing the wrong numbers. I could feel my face turning red

Finally I got it right and Sj picked up. Was so relieved to hear her voice hahaha. After a rather funny convo telling her to "stay there ah" "don't move ah", I handed the phone back to the guy who was by then smiling in amusement.

So embarrassing :(

I think it's sad that we've become so jaded, although I guess it can't be helped. And despite what social science has taught me, I can't help wondering if gender had a part to play. Do men tend to be more helpful than women because of social pressure to behave 'gentlemanly'? (I have actually kind of noticed that from separate incidents) Or is it because of my own gender? Would the guy have turned me down if I were a 19-year-old male instead?


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cm Bb Gm Fm

Can't believe the weekend is almost over :( it really passed super fast?! 

Spent Friday at home catching up on work. Met Jiams on Sat to study and... gym hahaha but after you get over the initial awkwardness of being a fitness noob in a crowded gym it's actually kind of fun. 

Studying was not very productive but it was great spending time with Wumsy again (aww so sweet right touched anot Jiams)

It's been ages since we got to spend the whole day together! 10am to 8pm ok, I'm surprised we didn't end up killing each other 

Woke up early today to meet Lianne and Tania for bfast!! Getting lazier every time we meet. All we do is dabao food to her house and lepak there until she chases us out HAHA

We were trying to find this certain old blog post and ended up reading our blog archives and laughing ourselves silly LOL but seriously we were so embarrassing from ages 12-15 WHY 

But I'm glad we got to do all those dumb things in AHS hahaha JC was much less happening (although still good) and uni... 

#thankfulforsecondaryschool #thankfulforequallysiaofriends

Anyway, on to the train now to meet my band. Too lazy to bring my own guitar but I feel empty without it haha. (Crap just realized I forgot to eat dinner again) 

German 1 final is on tuesday ermahgerd. After that I can heck all things german until Sem 2... then I will find that German 1 was only the beginning :/

But HEY on the slightly brighter side I'm almost a quarter through to SEP HAHA 

I feel like I have too many commitments on my hands. Gotta start weighing trade-offs soon, but I'm so reluctant to give anything up :'( 

Goodbye. Brand New's music demands my attention

Friday, November 7, 2014


Oh my God, John Frusciante. How does one make backup vocals sound so heavenly?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I'm without you


In the train now on the way home. So glad it's the end of the week! Only one week of review lectures left omg. The travelling every day is getting to me too and I'm starting to develop the habit of sleeping on trains. (not a pretty sight) 

Had vocab test which was pretty okay. I think I might have a shot at my first 100%. -insert that emoticon here- And I just found out that German final is in five days. Darn. 

EL presentation was not fun at all. I was super nervous. I really don't like presentations, even if they're just minor ones. You would think if I liked performing I'd be okay with presentations but noo I just felt like puking. 

Okay bye yayay the weekend is here


Edit: This has no link at all but GAWDAMMIT I really hate technology

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My dad just told me that the dog on his fish farm got stolen... I feel so upset now. I feel like crying, in fact.

Apparently some people in a passing boat had children with them and Govia, being the most friendly dog ever, jumped into the sea to play with them, and they supposedly liked him so much that they took him away.

I'm so afraid that he'll be mistreated. He's a strong boy but he belongs on the sea... if they take him to land I don't think he'll survive. (ok I'm crying now)

I don't know for sure what kind of people they are but if they're capable of stealing a dog then I think that kind of speaks for itself.

Now I regret not seeing him more while I had the chance. I miss the few times when I would be sitting with my feet in the water at night and he would stroll out of nowhere and sit down quietly next to me. And then when it was time to go he would jump into the sea and swim as hard as he could after us, all the while making noises that tugged at my heart.

Oh Govia, please be safe. I can't bear to think of you in pain.

C G Am F

Mid-week update!

Procrastinating cause I've a vocab test on thurs but I'm feeling lazy.

Speaking of which, LAG1201 is really toughening up now cause we're learning about shit like dativ and modal verbs and trenbarre verbs and nominativ/akkusativ...

I never ever paid attention during English grammar lessons in primary school because I found it soo boring. I didn't know what a verb was until sec4. Thankfully I had a lot of exposure to the language so it turned out ok.

And now I'm back to square one learning all these things in German. Can't imagine what German 4 will be like :'( can we just skip to the part where I go on student exchange already?

Found out that the three-hour Econs lecture on Monday was actually the last... WOOHOO no more 3-hour lectures omg I can't believe it!

It's crazy how the first semester is already coming to an end. One week of review lectures after this, then reading week and finally exam week... ermahgerd. Can't wait for the holidayyyys :)) I'm already planning a list of things to do HAHA

And I think I've more or less decided I'm gonna major in Econs... cause I got back my Socio mid-term and it was a sucky grade :'( (Not like I'm doing well for econs either actually)

I give up on trying to understand what kind of paper they want. No GP, no fluff, don't throw in too much functionalist/SI/conflict theory... and I can't stand when they give advice like "Remember, always answer the question!" ...Ya don't say?!

Ok bye (sorry I only rambled about school haha)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bm D A G

Feeling damn good now cause I finished all my work for this week so I'm like totally free now for the weekend. So happy!!!

I even had time to clean my room a bit (not that it's ever been messy; I've always been obsessively neat).

Staring at all the little ticks on my weekly to-do list gives me a sense of satisfaction like no other ahaha 

Called Wums and she's free kinda so we're going to townnn (just went there yesterday with SJ to study/eat sushi/shop haha) 

I'm gonna watch This Is Spinal Tap on my laptop later! 

G Em C D

Just handed in an online German assignment that's only due three days later. Any of the other students can view my work haha. Was the first one to do it for the previous assignment too. HAHA. #spoilmarket

Nvm ah thick-skinned a bit maybe I'll get brownie points...

Or hopefully be forgiven by my lecturer for daydreaming in class. 

Nothing much has been a-happenin' this week again. But the week seriously flew past though. It's scary! 

On tuesday one of my tutorials was the last one and I didn't know it. I was like damn, today's my second last chance to see my eye candy. And then after we settled down our tutor said "Hands up, those of you who didn't know today's our last tutorial" and I was like what

And so, me being creepy, stared at him all throughout the tutorial and even when he exited the room HAHAHA I'm not even kidding. A bit hua chi la but not so if you think about how I will really, honestly probably never see him again. It's so sad! Guess it's true that once the semester is over you never see anymore of the same faces again. I'll probably miss other people from my tutorial group too; I think it's my favourite group actually because everyone seems real nice and our tutor is funny. 

A lot of funny stuff happened this week. 

During my German oral test on Wednesday, we had a dialogue part with our tutor who was also the tester, and my topic was hard :( one of the questions she asked was, "What languages do you speak?" So I said English and Chinese, and she asked, "Do you have any friends in university whom you converse in Chinese with?" 

And I wanted to answer, "No, I do not have friends in university whom I can converse in Chinese with," but instead I said, "Ich habe keine Freunde..." and then trailed off because I didn't know how to continue. 

And that translates to, "I have no friends." 

Ahaha ha ha ha 

Bought roasted chicken rice yesterday after coming home from school and as the seller handed me my packet he said, "这个加料是你的" and smiled (in the kindly way not the creepy way) so I thanked him thinking that maybe he added a few slices of chicken or an egg, but when I got home I realized he added an egg, achar AND char siew. It made my day :') Especially timely since I was trying to save money and purposely took the cheapest option. I recognized one of the sellers as a neighbour that I sometimes acknowledge if we bump into each other. But still. So kind!

During a productive EL lecture on Tuesday

The following are random stuff from Tumblr. I love Tumblr. 

Oh yeah, on Thursday we had band prac and it was fun, again, of course. Playing music is always fun. We were supposed to meet at 7 at the studio, and us four girls decided to meet first to go together and the guys reached there first. We ended up getting super lost. Got drenched in the rain and couldn't even manage to find a cab. Finally made it there at 8pm hahaha I'm starting to think maybe gender stereotypes aren't all that stereotypical after all... 

After jamming we had prata and talked nonsense and D insisted on taking a group selfie but everyone else was super camera shy, it was quite funny. 

Anyways, do excuse my blog title. 

Run out of lyrics to use already because I haven't really been listening to any lyrics lately :( Shall I write jokes and then post answers at the end of my posts? 

And it's 1.25am dammit I planned to sleep by 11 :'(

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Alright alright alright

One of my favourite scenes from Dazed & Confused

Saturday, October 25, 2014

How do you own disorder

I was coincidentally wearing my ASD shirt on Wednesday otw to school when I read on Cory LaQuay's instagram that he and Brian White had decided to call it quits with the band :(

I guess I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I'm not a fan of the newer albums so I guess it's good that Cory and Brian are going to do their own stuff; maybe they'll come up with material I'll be interested in. Plus, Cory and Brian are my favourites in the band (I don't usually pick favourites cause I believe everyone in the band is important but Cory's drumming and Brian's screaming... too much for my rationality to bear)

But on the other hand, it's always sad to see one of your favourite bands part ways. ASD got me through some tough times and though I can't say for sure I didn't see this coming, it's still upsetting... like another piece of my childhood just dissipated.

Listening to 'The Cali Buds' now and it's so sad cause the song is about their friendship and the MV is just a typical band video of them on tours and performing but it's still evoking the feels :'(

Well, on to some merrier stuff (kinda)

The past week has been a kind week. Gig's over and all the midterms and major assignments are done so I can finally take a breather. Also met up with my band on thursday and the new drummer is great, but Esplanade's Silent Studio sucks haha or maybe I'm just not used to it

Other than that, nothing much has been happening. Friends are going clubbing tonight and I'm proud of myself for not going. Not really in the mood anyway haha I was sooo tired yesterday night I just gave up on homework and went to sleep.

I have 55 pages of SE readings and 42 pages of SC readings to do this week. No pictures some more, just pure text. Good luck to me!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The quiet things that no one ever knows

Ok gonna rush this post cause I'm meeting Jiams for supper/dessert later

So the gig was on Saturday! 

I had a lot of fun :) I always do, performing. It's a rush that beats any other kind. That moment when you're on a stage doing what you love with your fellow musicians, it really feels like home. I also feel super blessed to have met many talented musicians over the years since I've started playing music despite my own mediocrity. 

After the gig we had an enjoyable dinner together before we parted ways. I think there was a kinda mutual understanding that this was it, you know... after the gig there would be no more crazy 4-hour Tuesday night jamming sessions or late night pizza, and we would rarely have the opportunity to meet up as a unit again. Isaac gave us sweets and a handwritten note each (aww) and HK said, "We can always go for coffee," but really, with the busy conflicting schedules and all these new events and people constantly popping up in our lives, who actually has the time? 

I guess this is the part where my bad habit of over-analyzing and over-thinking everything comes in haha I know some people can move on easily but I can't- I like to always have the same bunch of friends sticking around and I get really sad when people come in and go out of my life, even if we're not close. 

When I was younger I used to think I was a bit of a misanthrope but now I realize I just get attached to people too easily, so when they don't reciprocate I try to tell myself I never really liked them in the first place.

First band in Amplified... hopefully not the last eh? Haha
Had a lot of fun working with these people, even if our genres didn't mix. 

Jiams and DT (I love you two), and SJ and the JC classmates (I think it's weird how we got closer after JC)

The day after the gig my mom took out the old photo album and showed me this pic of my dad (rightmost guy) playing bass at NUS in 1981, also in his freshman year LOL. #runsinthefamily

Check out dem bell-bottomed jeans tho. Wish I grew up in the 70s too, it looks like it would've been fun. Or maybe not, since the baby boomers had it the hardest when their generation came out to work.

Also regret sending my mom the videos of me performing. She went around showing them to everyone- my cousins, uncles and aunts, even the teachers in the staffroom (also my former colleagues)... #moms

No link to the post at all. I just find this really funny

Dun dun dun dun bass slide dun dun dun dun one bar of silence dun dun dun dun

The day we first met haha excuse my awkwardness

Ok bye

Edit (22/10 2.20pm): Just bumped into one of the bandmates on my way out of school. Both our reactions: "EH HI" -hesitation over whether to stop and exchange small talk or move on- -moves on- All happened within the span of two seconds



Low fuel light's been on for days

This song just makes me so upset about how it's my last year being a teenager and while on one hand I think all in all I spent my teenage years well, on the other hand I think about how I'll never get to cruise down an interstate highway in a beat-up pickup with Brand New or the Offspring on the stereo... (clearly I've been watching too many old-school movies)

And then I found this in the comments section:

"Not gonna lie. I actually am jealous of teenagers now that I have turned 20. Growing up is scary and I am always afraid of where I am going to end up in this world. Will I be a good man? Will I be a loving father? WIll I actually get a good job? Will I actually have a family? I honestly just want to stay young forever and have summer romances and sleepovers with friends on the weekends. You don't realize how scary the world is and how afraid you truly are about growing up till everything you are familiar with just ends and you move out and move on with life. It's some really deep shit and it keeps me up at night sometimes. To any young people reading this ENJOY BEING YOUNG. Those people you might hate at school, those bullies, wondering how you can fit in well fuck all that none of it really matters and you will find that out as you get older. Enjoy being young and embrace it because your life is about to change. When the time does come for you to grow old and if you find yourself afraid like me don't feel alone cause there are others out there like you, and like me. I know I can push on, we can push on, but it is still scary."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ultra monday blues :( 

Had a great weekend and I don't want it to enddd

Will blog more next time

Good night and sincerely hope all of you have a wonderful week ahead. x

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Landed in a very common crisis

9.10pm: Listening to the Arctic Monkeys while doing Linguistics, cool night breeze coming in through the open window... life is good.

(Oops wanted to blog last night but was too tired) 

On my way to school now to hand in the damn SEA essay. Managed to crap 1500 words, minimum length is 1800 so 300 more to go. Gonna finish it up when I get there (just caught the guy next to me peeking at my phone... awkward) 

Also gonna meet some of the Amplified band to practice if time permits. Which brings me to my next point...


The event is called Ad Libitum, go Facebook it! It's from 3-7pm at NUS Yusof Ishak House (opposite University Health Centre, you can just ask any student for directions) and my band's playing at 5.30. We're called 3 GUYS 2 GIRLS (inside joke) and come on down if you like pop rock! 

I'm totally stoked!!! Every gig feels like the first plus this is kind of my biggest gig so far so ya HAHAHA YAYYY

...just hope I don't drop the bass...

(Pls laugh. It is common courtesy to laugh.) 

Also very hungry now :( It's 4.35pm and I've only had a sandwich and a cup of tea the whole day. 

Ok byee

Edit: took blardy forever to finish the essay. Only on my way home now, still haven't eaten anything else except a hot dog bun I fortunately had the good sense to buy before going to school. 

Can't wait to catch some zzz and wake up to an awesome day tomorrow ermahgerd I can just feel the awesomeness already

Well I need to do my German homework first but ermahgerd 

Also made friends with a drummer from Amplified who says he's starting a band and asked me to join, double ermahgerd 

It's one thing to meet people who like the same music and another to meet people who remember you because of your taste in music ("Were you the bassist at the tea session that said you listen to pop punk?") 

Ermahgerd yes I was

Ok I'll stop being annoying now

Edit #2: someone barfed in the train and it smelt like shit omg wtf did he eat I think I'm gonna move to another carriage

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paper bags and plastic hearts


It's the end of yet another tiring week haha

Got back more grades which were less than satisfactory but oh wellz

Went for my Socio make-up tutorial on Tuesday, which was surprisingly very engaging + I made a new friend! I actually enjoyed the discussion part haha and I later realized that that was the tutorial group I balloted for in the first place but didn't manage to get :'( #life

First favourite part of the week was Tuesday night when we ended jamming early and I was zi-highing so I had time to leisurely walk back to CAP in a good mood, and UTown looked so pretty at night. I loved the ambience (HAHA sounds like I went on a solo romantic date but I can't think of a better word)

Then no more good mood on Wednesday because there was Econs midterm in the evening that I hadn't started studying at all for. Had to chiong-mug before the paper

And I wasn't nervous at all until Lianne and I got to MPSH and the crowd was like... omg. The sight of everyone milling around outside the hall waiting for the doors to open totally reminded me of O levels and A levels and it got my heart racing hahaha

Got home around 9pm to a small pot of fried rice my fam left for me, aww. Though it was leftovers from Sunday and cold by the time I got home, it was still delicious :)

Second favourite part of the week was Thursday! Only had german lecture from 8-9.30am. Hardest part was waking up. I was contemplating skipping it but still dragged myself out of bed anyway.

By 12pm that day I had had my breakfast, travelled to NUS, attended the lecture, travelled back and had my lunch.

Had drums as usual and I was relieved that my teacher didn't scold or chastise me when I told him before lesson that I didn't practice the whole week haha.

Also learnt a new drum beat (is that what you call it) and was practicing it when I stopped and he had this look of pride on his face and told me again that I was one of the fastest students he'd had so far... it made my entire week. (I give up on trying to figure out how to phrase this without sounding like I'm bragging but ya I was just really happy)

Anyway it's almost 2am! Can't believe the day just flew past like that. Didn't even manage to get much work done cause I was distracted by a Breakin' Benjamin song.

Also somehow managed to add more to my ever-heavy workload by agreeing to try for this thingy with my band, so we're gunna meet and start jamming again somewhere in Week 10.

Hopefully I can manage to cram in practice time.

But I'm really looking forward to meeting them again. Miss playing rock music.

I remember when we were setting up one time in May I think when our then-drummer commented that the bass was too soft so I stood next to the amp and turned it up a bit and he just kept saying, "Louder... louder some more... louder... a bit more..." until it was like each note reverberated soundly around the room, but it was awesome haha

Ok really need to sleep bye

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I need medicine to quiet and survive it

On an island out in the sea
I wouldn't care what they think of me
But in this crowded room I believe
That I'm seconds from insanity

Cause their eyes just rip me all apart
And my temperamental mind decides that I'm the enemy

Welcome to oblivion
Where panic starts to settle in
Welcome to oblivion
Oh oh, I think I'm losing it

Breakfast with Wums at Holland V the other day before going to DT's match at SIM. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the place or the prices haha. Anyway the food was decent but not memorable. 

Had dinner with Wums Friday night at a Bedok Reservoir road coffee shop after our run.Was looking forward to introducing her to my favourite pork rib noodle but the stall was closed :'( 

We walked back to Kem which was surprisingly not that far away, and we saw a lot of fruit bats at the canal, ermahgerd. I've seen bats but not that many at one time. It was pretty scary, at least to me.

 Yeah I know my story has no link to the selfie 

Lunch on Saturday with Wums and DT at Working Title! The coffee is as good as evaaaa. 

 It was my belated birthday lunch haha. ET came later and Yiying couldn't make it :( But it was good finally meeting up again, especially with DT since I see Wumsy quite a lot and I meet ET every tuesday. 


Had to run off early to meet my fam for dinner at i12 Katong. SUSHI TEI (insert biologically inaccurate representation of a heart here) 

I loooove Sushi Tei. 

All in all it was a great day :) though I had to stay up till 1.30am to work on the damn SEA essay. I sleep very early so 1.30am is really a huge feat for me. 

Managed to do it with the help of a lot of caffeine. I had 2 cups of earl grey tea, 1 cafe latte and 2 cups of jap green tea the whole day. Heh

Ok bye need to catch up on sleep (ya la I know I'm weak) 

So glad it's Hari Raya tomorrow

Thursday, October 2, 2014

All of my change I've spent on you

Happy burfday to me
Happy burfday to me
Happy burfday to me-ee
Happy burfday to me

Listening to the 1975 in the train and resisting the urge to break out into song and dance. 

Having a good burfday so far. Started off nicht so gut because of the 1.5h German test that really screwed with both my neck and my brain. Why anyone thinks it's a good idea to do tests in those uncomfortable little chair-cum-desk thingies I will never understand. 

Had Subway during my 10am break and a nice cup of coffee, then went for EL tutorial which ended 15min early YESSAH I like this tutor

On my way home now, having drums later and maybe meeting the BFF (who sent me the sweetest birthday text :') 

Thanks also for the wishes, Lianne Tania and Yiying!!!! (LOL yes I have very few friends) (Ooh SJ literally just wished me too, thanks bby!) 

Anw speaking of drums, these days I'm worrying about how I'm gonna come up with cash for it. I guess I could ask my parents for money but I would feel bad. Mom spent a lot on classical piano for me too but I turned out the tomboy and chose to play bass and drums instead... Oh well hahahah 船到桥头自然直

Anyway, Lianne was right, being 19 doesn't feel much different from being 18 hahaha except it feels closer to 20 oh noooo

I'm gonna miss being a teenager so much when I turn 21. Don't wanna grow up and have responsibilities. 

K bye

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



It's been a crazy past two days. The mid-term break feels like ages ago already. 

Had classes from 9am to 6pm on Monday. #shagged

There was a total of three hours for breaks from 9 to 6, but for the first hour Lianne and I were talking about econs and socio stuff over a quick Subway lunch, and the other two hours were spent discussing econs discussion questions from the textbook hahahaha #nerdsforlife

Tuesday was hectic!!

8am to 10am: German lecture
10am to 12pm: EL lecture (which I skipped to study for german mid-sems) 
12pm to 2pm: EL project group meeting
2pm to 4pm: SE tutorial
4pm to 6pm: $8 paid experiment with Lianne + dinner
6pm to 10pm: CCA

The experiment was kinda strange, we signed up as pairs and arrived in a computer room to do a survey. For one of the sections I had to gauge Lianne's responses to some mathematics questions that she had to answer haha. 

At the last section they asked things like "How similar do you think you are to your partner?" "How similar are your beliefs, values and attitudes?" "How long have you known your partner?" and "How much do you like your partner?" 

For the last one Lianne and I both answered 5 out of 5 HAHAH okay awkward

And we both wrote 6 years 9 months for duration of friendship wow

Anyway, also got back my SE mid-sem results yesterday and I still can't believe it but I got an A?! Of course I'm damn happy but what even I seriously thought I would fail. I haven't even started on my SE essay assignment yet that's due in two weeks because I thought I would fail so I decided to just heck all things SE-related. 

Thank God for lenient markers. -insert crying emoticon here-

CCA was supposed to end at 8pm but it dragged till 10pm haha. Maybe dragged's not quite the right word to use because I had lots of fun :) 

I think I'm starting to get emotionally attached to my bandmates and I don't want that to happen because after the gig we'll probably hardly see each other anymore :'( (this is part of the reason why I avoided going for camps; I can't stand having hi-bye friends) 

But on a brighter note, I'm starting to feel stoked for the giggg. 

Abrupt end... BYE

Saturday, September 27, 2014

This is one more late night basement song

I think I look damn step here but nvm I wanna have some selfies to look back on when I read my archives in the future

(And oooh finally you get to see something in my room other than my MCR poster)

Quick post before I hit the bunk. 

Been feeling pretty alert the whole day today and I think it's thanks to these supplement pill thingies my mom bought. It really does feel like they're helping me think better. Like drugs for nerds... 

Can't believe recess week is endinggg. 

The entire week really zoomed past- I don't even know what I did. But I guess I really do feel more well-rested now. It was fun doing the little things like getting enough sleep (waking up to sunlight is such bliss), going grocery shopping and spending time with my fam and some friends. 

Still had work to do but at least it wasn't anything unmanageable. Perks of being an Arts student. 

And over the course of the week I got to enjoy my peppermint tea, english breakfast tea, green tea, kopitiam teh si and of course my favourite, earl grey. Love love love tea. 

Highlight of the week was probably watching Mazerunner with Jiams. It was pretty decent by today's movie standards. Felt like there were some glitches in the plot but maybe those were covered in the book, idk I didn't read it. Anddd the movie looked more like a beauty pageant than anything else. Of course Thomas was a six-foot hunk and Teresa was a black-haired, blue-eyed babe. 

Favourite character was probably Chuck, he was so cute! (ok maybe not, just read a character analysis of him that made him sound a bit creepy) 

Ok time to sleep bye

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Teenage Icon

Oh look at me so ordinary, no mystery, with no great capabilities,
But I could make out as if I had it but you know,
God I'm so obvious and I should let it go, oh I don't know.

I'm no teenage icon,
I'm no Frankie Avalon,
I'm nobody's hero.

Reserved and shy, your average guy,
No piercing stare, just out of shape with messy hair,
But I always figured I was somebody in wait,
And now I'm guessing that my moment must be late cause I'm here, oh

I'm no teenage icon,
I'm no Frankie Avalon,
I'm nobody's hero.

I'm not magnetic or mythical,
I'm suburban and typical,
But I got it, I got it
I'm overrun with it all.

Seductive charm, a way with words, so effortless
Not leather clad or dangerous,
But I always did it like a real rebel would,
I had a photo where John Lennon may have stood, or so I'm told.

I'm no teenage icon,
I'm no Frankie Avalon,
I'm nobody's hero.

I'm no teenage icon,
I'm no Frankie Avalon,
I'm nobody's hero.


Kind of a narcissistic song but I luv it. #favourite song at the moment

Sooo it's been a busy weekend.

Went to support DT at her netball match at SIM HQ. It was SUTD vs SMU, and SMU was really good... :o (no points for guessing who won)

And DT was soooo cute playing!! Watching netball also made me feel inspired to join netball, even though I don't have the time. Oh well maybe next sem or next year. Hopefully I'm less busy then :( (doubt it)

I've always wanted to join a sports cca, especially netball or basketball, but my mom wouldn't let me. So I was pretty much stuck in clubs and performing arts groups my whole life. Also realised recently that Amplified is by far my favourite cca I've ever been in- the others being Brownies, English Drama and Guitar Ensemble.

I actually enjoyed Brownies and was a faithful member for four years in primary school, but became a chao ponner when I joined EDC and Guitar. Student Council was also really fun, but I guess that didn't end too well, did it hahahaha

Anyways, there was also some carnival-ish thingy going on to commemorate SIM's 50th anniversary, and a lady gave me and Jiams coupons to buy snacks, drinks and play games. We tried, but couldn't finish using them. Hahaha

We also got henna done! Made me realise how I would really like a hand tattoo, but I'll never have the balls to do it.

After that Jiams and I went to Starbucks to mug. Had dinner at the basement. Sumo Salaaaaaad

Got home and changed and went clubbing with the JC classmates.

My conclusions:
1. Clubbing sober is no fun at all
2. Being the only girl in your clubbing group is no fun at all
3. Indians are fun to party with
4. FClub sucks (sorry)
5. Zouk is still the best
6. But it's so hard to get on guestlist for Zouk
7. I should never do shots again

About #7, it's because I had four shots, but only because the first pair tasted diluted, so I got another pair and for the rest of the night I was... totally sober. Not even high at all :(

But the next day (sunday) after a heavy dinner, I puked twice. It wasn't just water or a bit of stuff, either, it was like my whole dinner. Hahaha. TMI?

So technically, I paid good money to upset my stomach.

Anyway, no more clubbing for me in the near, foreseeable future. I feel like inadequate sleep and alcohol really takes its toll on me. Spent yesterday (monday) feeling really lethargic- couldn't sit still for ten minutes without falling asleep- and my stomach still felt queasy.

Jio-ed Lianne out to study but I kept falling asleep and I had to leave very early because I thought I charged my laptop but didn't, and my charger was at home. Felt really bad about pangseh-ing her :( I'm so sorry!!

Felt guilty about clubbing also because my parents were so nice about it. My dad told me to cab home before I left the house and laughed it off when he found out I puked from the shots, and my mom made peppermint tea for me and texted me while she was at work to ask if I was feeling better.

Parenting tip for all of you who are prolly gonna become parents in the next 10 years or so: Leave your children to do whatever kind of shit they want to get up to, then be ultra nice to them and guilt-trip them!!

Random info: I also got elbowed in the face by some girl with flailing arms at the club. It still hurts.

Woke up this morning feeling much better. Even had kopitiam breakfast on my own. #first signs of ageing

Gonna do some work then go to school for cca prac in the evening.

K bye

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The banner you're waving is burning and red

And if we don't make it alive
Well it's a hell of a good day to die
All our light that shines strong only lasts for so long
And it's ashes to ashes again
Should we even try to pretend? 
All our light that shines strong only lasts for so long

Friday, September 19, 2014

We spend our summers writing songs


It's been a crazy six weeks and I'm so, so glad that midterm break is finally here. I definitely needed it. 

I'm not the kind of person who can sleep for a few hours, survive and still go to school the next day and a ton of after-school social events. (Tania you crazy gurl) 

I need at least six hours of sleep every day or not even caffeine will save me, so ya. Life is hard. 

Starting to get used to the routine of struggling to wake up for school (I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to go for 8am classes), trying to stay awake in classes, growing an extra layer of skin and squeezing myself onto the ever-crowded NUS buses. 

And the downside of cca is having to lug my bass all the way to NUS and back home. Thinking of buying another one so I can leave my Stagg there, but nah, probably not. It would be a dream come true to own a Fender precision but it's so darn expensive and like Lianne said, "Think of all the things you could buy with that money!!" 


For the fam last Sunday. #readyformarriage

Cui ahahaha

That was when I was coming home on Wednesday. Crashed Et's room at CAP cause cca ended at 9pm and I had tutorial at 8am the next day, and I'm gonna do so for the next four tuesdays. Sighpie

Totally whacked my SEA midterm. I was still elaborating on my first point when the lecturer said, "You have ten minutes left." And I was like... shit.  

But I think I've taken too many tests / exams in my life to get all beat up over it. Feeling kind of indifferent to it, actually. Don't know if that's good or bad :( 

I'm beyond thankful for the grade-less first semester. 

Morning selfies on the bus

Me and Lianne went to hand in our Sociology short assignments and agreed that we should commemorate the occasion with a picture HAHA.

Seriously, who else would do something like this? We're super lame hahaha

Simpang with Wumsy last night. Walked back up to AHS, but sadly it was dark and the school was closed. Really miss the place- it holds some of the best memories I have. 

On a side note, both Lianne and I are starting to make a couple of friends in NUS. Now I have people to wave to in uni, hahahahha

Auf Wiedersehen!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Early sunsets over Monroeville

Some idiot revived the 20 facts on Instagram again hahaha.

I got tagged, so I did it, again.

But anyway, here's my real 20 facts- stuff I don't really feel all that comfortable writing on Instagram, and even though (I think) my blog gets a lot more views than my Instagram account, it somehow doesn't feel like it, probably because no one needs to comment or push the like button.

1. I dislike wearing glasses.
2. Very, very few people get my weird sense of humour.
3. I love indie and hippie movies.
4. I think movies these days really suck. The last good one was Inception- after that, everything just went downhill.
5. I am in love with music, and I spend days on end wondering why nobody else likes the same music I do, because it's the best thing I've ever known.
6. I like being alone, but if I am left alone too long, I start to over-think and become very depressed. (I almost cried once on a train because of that.)
7. I just want to lead a simple, happy life. I want no part of the rat race.
8. I love my parents very much.
9. I have an older brother that I can't get along with. It's like living with a stranger under one roof.
10. I get very envious of smart or talented people.
11. I am very easily attracted to musicians.
12. I love Tumblr because everyone has the same sense of humour as me.
13. I want to travel.
14. I'm pretty much an open book.
15. Most of my close friends are from my sec1 class.
16. My Chinese name is Zhuo Yi, and somehow people find it very amusing.
17. I have a great memory when it comes to the most useless things.
18. I'm good at English but my Chinese is pretty bad, especially considering the fact that I attended all-chinese schools from ages 7 to 16.
19. I don't like to conform.
20. It's been one and a half years since My Chemical Romance broke up, but I still miss them.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

And stay awake through summer like we own the heat

Sticky and gross and in need of a shower yarks

Screwed cause I found out yesterday that I have an exam next week, plus I have a tutorial due tomorrow that I have not started on and know nuts about... and yep, unsurprisingly, it's Linguistics

My life is spilling over like my pencil case



Selfie with my beloved Signo Uniball 0.5

Ps. Super glad the week is almost over, it was sooo tiring though I know this won't be the last. This morning I woke up for school and my hair was still wet... that's how much sleep I got. Sighpie

Monday, September 8, 2014

Siala I just checked my stats for the first time in a while and realised I had more than 1000 views in the past month.

Either I'm getting popular, or my circle of friends are secretly really creepy...

Thanks for the support guys. Come to think of it, blogs, or rather, macro-blogs, are really becoming a thing of the past. Nowadays you have all these cute little microblogging websites... who needs Blogger anymore man?

Even Tumblr has kind of faded a little in the mainstream media. But don't worry Tumblr, I still love you. You complete my rainy days.

More than six years and counting of blogging. Wow.

Yeah, that's all I have to say haha. What's that, you say? Random? Yeah, I know.

Ok bye

It's not what it seems but it is

Very hungry now :(

Just skipped my first ever lecture. YAY! HAHA. I don't think I've ever even skipped a lecture in JC. #feeling badass #just ignore me

Just now during econs tutorial, we shared our answers on the whiteboard and I wrote 'constant scale of returns' when it's actually 'constant returns to scale.' Didn't even realise until the lecturer came to my answer and pointed it out. Lianne and I tried our best to stifle our laughter. (Ok it doesn't sound funny but it was) 

Went clubbing with JC classmates on Sat night. It was super last minute, we were supposed to go chill at Timbre or Red Dot, but in the end. 

Had dinner at Song Fa (yumz but I feel like we weren't served enough soup) and then went to Red Dot for beer. 

I couldn't decide whether or not to go cause SJ wasn't sure if she should ask her mom (as the guys put it, "You jump I jump.") (In the end she couldn't make it but I went anyways haha oops) 

Four of us cabbed to Bryan's house to get stuff and buy drinks, the rest went to Butter Fac, then two discovered they didn't bring their ICs and had to go home to get it. Assembled back there to realise a bouncer had taken beef with one of us, and refused to let us in. Ass. 

Sat by the SG river moping about our ill luck for the evening, finishing the drinks and contemplating whether or not to go to another club. 

At one point I was feeling a little buzzed (just a little) and said, "I'm fking gone." I was shocked myself and I guess so was everyone else cause they all laughed and WQ said "You know zoey's gone when she says 'I'm fking gone.'" 

Still can't get over it man. Feel so guilty for swearing haha

Finally after some more moping around I said "Guys let's just go" (wah first time) and everyone unanimously agreed and we all stood up hahahaha

And I remember saying in the cab otw there, "I've never sweared in front of you all." which incited more laughter because... sweared. LOL 

Reached home around 5am. 

Having a super long day tomorrow, grand total of 12 hours in school (8am to 8pm) excluding travelling time. 

Lecture at 8am, work to do in between (skipping another lecture), tutorial at 2pm, cca at 6-8pm, have to do chores when I get home cause my mom's overseas, and wake up in time for my 8am tutorial on wednesday. 

Wish me luck. 

Meeting my new bandmates tomorrow, hope they're nice enough. Haha. 


Friday, September 5, 2014


Education in Singapore:


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Plane vs Tank vs Submarine

Short post 

Tried getting my fix from the neighbourhood coffee shop. (Have I posted this picture before? I feel like I have) It tasted too strongly of milk and too little of coffee.

Totally LOL-ed when I saw this in the lecture slides. On a side note, I think I'll most likely S/U Linguistics. Seriously catch no balls. 

Took this for Carmentta because she loves Avril Lavigne. 

Dinner at Kem's Rice & Fries with Jiams on some weekday last week. Appetizer portions were tiny, but main course made up for it. I couldn't finish my veggies. Now that's a first! 

Went to a place nearby to lepak after that. Can't remember the name haha but the tea was real good!

My best friend is prettier than yours

Saw some people having this and asked the waitress what it was but apparently it was complimentary juice with a main course :( but later she came over to give us this haha aw plus points kachingz

The green is cucumber juice and the red is watermelon. Jiams couldn't stand the cucumber hahaha 

Found this on Facebook. Throwback to when all of us got thrown out for not doing our chem homework. 

Goodbye, back to doing my readings :'(