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 :'( 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Brand New


Feeling so stressed now :( Over all sorts of random things.

Tomorrow is September... damn, time flies.

Lum posted a really cute collage of us on Instagram last night, with a really sweet caption,

"Earlier on SJ said "I miss you lumpy" and that was when I realized how queer it was going to classes without them now. Come to think of it, we were rly a clingy bunch - so much so our classmate said once "If you tell one of them (something), all 3 will know. #meangirls5eva #missugirlstoo"

:((( Pack your bags kids, we're going on a feels trip...

Haha jk but really, I miss JC. Not so much the studying part, of course, but having a homeroom and the most diverse but amazing (albeit gossipy, especially the boys ironically) bunch of classmates.

I miss that feeling of stepping into a classroom and knowing every face and name and getting used to their presences after a while. Even if you're not close to everyone, you're still comfortable enough to talk nonsense and joke around in front of them.

Your teachers are kind, caring and extremely patient, some of them join you sometimes in talking rubbish, and there is this friendly atmosphere in the classroom all year round because it's always the same 24 (give or take a few) of you.

I miss yelling, "Race you there!", playing guitar in empty classrooms, 'ear-dropping' (inside joke) on classmates' conversations, literally running down to the canteen every Tuesday right after math lecture...

I will never get over the one time we ran along the corridor past this guy also heading to the canteen, and he saw us running and broke into a run too. Never. I'm cracking up as I type this.

In uni it's really a whole new world. Suddenly information is no longer spoonfed to you, you have to constantly go online and check for announcements because lecture slides can be released on the same day of the lecture itself, lecturers are distant because there's just so many of you and you almost never see the same person in more than one class. Everyone is just moving around, rushing to places in a huge, intimidating environment that is your campus.

People are self-assured, cool and confident, shaking hands and making friends like it's second nature to them, while you fumble because all people did in JC was awkwardly say their names and mumble a 'hi'.


Oh wellz, dinnertime.

(edit: done with dinner.

I just want to go outside and find somewhere cold and lie down with a hot drink and listen to Tigers Jaw... is that too much to ask for?)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I saw water

Listening to Tigers Jaw after a whole week of being deprived of the time to sit down and listen to some magic.

Well, not like I really have the time now actually. But too tired to care

Been feeling floaty the whole day because I came home past midnight last night. Yes, that is late for me.

Can't believe I travelled all the way to NUS for the Amplified meeting haha.

But it was pretty worth it! Almost everybody in the room liked the Chili Peppers. -insert crying emoticon here-

We had to go one round saying our names, what instrument we played and what genres we liked. Sadly, most or all of the singers were mainstream lovers, the guitarists and drummers were metalheads and the other bassists were jazz people. No rockers or punkers :(

(shit, Tigers Jaw is so damn good I want to cry)

People mostly just remembered me as the only girl bassist / only rock-lover haha. 苦笑 (LOL love how this directly translates to 'bitter laughing')

Managed to make a few acquaintances. I'm so terrible at socialising one guy even asked me if I was socially awkward. Ha ha

Someone brought their guitar and we went outside for a little acoustic jam. It was so fun :) I was the worst singer in our group of about five cause the rest were vocalists, but it was all good, I loved listening to them. Never heard such wonderful voices in my life! Heard that the vocalist turnout was pretty big so I guess those who got through are really the cream of the crop, wow.

A German guy walked past and stopped to say hi and listen a bit. I said, "Wie geht's?" and he replied me but I didn't understand his reply. Hahahahha

Abrupt end


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

And tonight will go on forever while we walk around this town like we own the streets

Sitting alone in UTown's Aud1 sippin my tea waiting for lecture to start. 

I wore a tshirt, shorts and slippers today because I expected a downpour this morning like yesterday's and my converse were still drying. 

They were totally soaked while I was trudging 'upstream' yesterday morning to the SH Building. 

I think I look like a Year 3 or a hostel student. #embracing the cui look

Hope today's lecture is interesting. Honestly, though I'm super tired and starting to feel stressed out, I really enjoy what I'm learning and I feel like 3 weeks of an arts education has kind of impacted me more than 4 years of being a science student ever really did. 

K lecture starting soon bye

Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm stuck in these metro malls and airport halls and all these schoolgirls

Hi hi

So much work to do, I'm drowning in it.

Ok actually I think my workload isn't half as bad as it could be, but it's scary cause there's a fresh pile of things to do every week and it feels like I'll miss my footing and slip if I don't buck up soon

Speaking of footing, I tripped again at school today, this time in front of a relatively substantial crowd ahahaha I remember I said something in the morning to Lianne and then I said oh crap, karma's gonna get me again, and it really happened. Hahaha plus I was holding a coffee and was gonna take a sip of it when my foot caught on a sly little slab of curb. It's a miracle I didn't spill a drop

Anyways, I GOT INTO CAC AMPLIFIED!! OMGWTFBBQZXC (haven't used this in years literally)

I suspect it might be because bass player turnout was low this year, but oh well who cares, I'm in and I'm so happy!!! It actually feels as good as the day I found out I got into NUS -insert appropriate emoticon here-

However the welcome tea is at 8pm........ this Friday........ Which just so happens to be my free day........

Me: Should I go?
Doddy: Go la make friends. You might find a hot guy who plays guitar.
Me: OR a bassist.
Doddy: Ya but just don't go for the drummers. They beat the things they love.

Listening to a random My Chemical Romance podcast I found in my iTunes now, mainly cause I just find their voices comforting. Funny how I used to hate Gerard's voice, until the band became my only solace during my difficult adolescent I-want-to-set-fire-to-everything days. #nostalgia

Today was a really long day (started classes at 9am and ended at 6pm) so I'm gonna turn in now (classes commence at 8am and finish at 4pm tomorrow, wish me luck).

Good night everyone. Sincerely hope all of you have a wonderful week ahead.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Why'd you leave the keys up on the table

Really craving for some hearty tomato sauce spaghetti with bell peppers and tomatoes. Feel like cooking it but there's homework to do. Meh

Met up with SJ on wednesday for our usual dinner. Hadn't seen her in 3 weeks! And it was funny cause we didn't even discuss where to go for dinner and just met each other at our usual Umi Sushi. 

Short and simple dinner ketching up but it was just what i needed :) 

Oh ya and let me digress a bit but on Tuesday the guy in front of me in lecture wore his shirt inside out and I tried so hard to contain myself. 

And then after that while I was walking down a slippery slope I almost tripped and landed on my bum on the hard floor, but I somehow managed to regain my balance with one foot on the ground. At first I was mortified and didn't even dare to turn around to see if anybody had witnessed my balancing act. 

But very soon I was shaking with silent laughter hahahahaha it was damn funny I hope no one saw me smiling to myself

Seriously though, karma. 

Yesterday Lianne accompanied me to school for my 8am lecture again, then I crashed her GL lecture again.

Had lunch at The Deck, then bought coffee at Humble Origins and lepak-ed. I think buying coffee and lepak-ing is really my favourite thing to do. 

Noticed that my cup was made of a white papery material so I got my pens out and we decided to get artsy... drawing each other HAHAHA is that what you think my nose looks like, Lianne? 

Met Carmen for dinner at the airport. We agreed that everytime we meet we talk about all kinds of depressing stuff hahahaha but really I am gonna miss her so much when she flies off in less than a week. 

We were close in secondary school but didn't talk that much after she went to IP and we spent most of JC busy with our own lives, so I guess we have tons to talk about. And I am definitely glad we met up again. 

Sometimes the world doesn't seem that big, probably because of media and technologies and the rate at which information can get transmitted these days, but when you think about it, it really is big. Sighpie

Anyways, tutorials commence next week! No more wearing shorts to school, at least for the time being. Hope the workload is still manageable too. And hope I manage to make nice friends :'( 

And this is just a random foto of our lunch on Monday at Science Fac's Platypus. 

Looks good don't it?! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Professional Griefers

Today was a good dayyyyy

So I'm listening to one of the most upbeat songs. I usually don't listen to songs like this at all, but this is so wonderful. And it's Gerard Way, one of my biggest inspirations. /hearts

Learnt a lot of cool new words in German lecture, and almost fell asleep in ELL lecture but was fortunately inspired to stay awake by the interesting dude seated next to me who was over-enthusiastic about all the wonderful new things he was learning.

Also received news that tomorrow's SE Asian lecture is cancelled!! Well, it might simply have been postponed actually, since IVLE's announcement dubiously read "No lecture on 20 Aug," but hallelujah no need to spend three hours of travelling on a 1.5h lecture tomorrow! 

And finally, I plucked up the courage to tell my dad that I'm considering pursuing a Sociology degree instead of an Econs degree. I thought he would scoff at me, so I was all ready to receive a scolding, but he actually encouraged me to go for it if it's what I really want. I was so stunned and touched I almost cried. Hahaha. Yes, I have very sensitive tear glands. 

Anddd that's it for today :) 

Only downer was that I didn't get the Socio tutorial slot I wanted, but then on the bright side I got all the other slots I picked. So yay

Monday, August 18, 2014

Chop Suey

My latest song addiction. I know it's old but it's so damn good!

I'm in lesbians with this song. (movie reference you got three seconds to guess it- oh nope time's up) 

Today was a pretty eventful day

Started off Monday with the 9am three-hour Econs lecture haha it didn't feel as long as last week's, thankfully!

Had lunch at Platypus Food Bar @ the Faculty of Science during the four-hour break with Lianne :) Portions were extremely generous! We got the medium bowls and they were literally filled with food. Really worth it for $7.50, but it tasted just decent, not really anything fantastic. My hazelnut latte and Lianne's iced lemon tea were also... meh.

Would definitely go there if I were super hungry, though.

Then we went to the Engineering block to do our Socio readings. Today's travelling was extremely hectic, idk why. We nearly couldn't get on the bus to school and all the buses we took were packed to the brim.

It was also mega tiring walking from any one place to another because there's all these staircases up and down everywhere. I can't imagine doing this for the next few years haha.

After Socio lecture, Lianne accompanied me to my audition for cac Amplified. I tried so hard to not be nervous but how can you not be nervous facing your biggest fear? Which in my case, is having to play an instrument in a roomful of extremely intimidating semi-professional musicians.

Also my fault for being geh kiang despite knowing I'm a jack of all trades and master of none, and opting in the online form to audition for both bass and vox. Sang Finding Home by Saosin (everyone in the room went, "Who?" when I told them the song title and artiste) and my throat was so dry and I knew I was pitchy, plus I have insecurities with my tone. I am so sad.

Really don't think I stand a chance, but oh well. Still glad I went for it, cause I know I definitely would've regretted not going. Also managed to make a couple of new friends, yay me!

I actually don't know when I started being so socially awkward. I remember being a really noisy kid; my parents used to call me jiao gei which means 'talkative'. But nowadays it really takes time for me to start talking more in front of new people, though I guess maybe that's normal for most people? Haha

Journey-ed back to the East with Lianne (as usual, we were laughing like a pair of bananas about the most random things on the train hahaha) and bought my own dinner.

I have to wake up at 5.30am tomorrow for lectures. Wish me luck :')

Good night!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Don't mess with the French.

"French Catholic missionaries had been proselytizing in parts of Vietnam with some success for two hundred years. But by the 1830s, a reaction had developed against them and a number were arrested and executed. In 1843, the French demanded that five condemned missionaries be released and sought to obtain the guarantee of rights of French nationals in Vietnam, much as European countries were doing in China at the time. Misjudging the strength of the French (as the Burmese had the British in India), the Vietnamese continued to harrass the resident French. After their demands were rejected, the French invaded Cochin China (present-day southern Vietnam) and took over by 1867. At the same time, they also turned their attention to Cambodia and forced the Thai, who then held it, to cede control to France. The French next addressed northern Vietnam and took Hanoi in 1882. The last piece of the French Empire in Southeast Asia was the territory of Laos, gained in the form of a protectorate in 1893, partly by getting Siam to cede control in the north. Together the three countries became the Colony of French Indochina."

Purple stain

This took forever cause I had to mail the pictures from my phone to my inbox, then rotate them and finally upload. Pls appreciate efforts. Haha

Just random stuff from around late June till now. 

One of my favourite pasttimes is playing with cats at void decks

My makeshift practice area

Baybeats 2014

(This cup of coffee really sucked)

Behind the scenes


The real thang

Visited ET at her hostel at NUS CAP last Thursday with Jiams

Y so prettz

Then there's me

Found this when I was looking for a file to use for uni. 
Dem waves of nostalgia. 
I still recall Ms Padma complaining that we wasted more than half the lesson on folding this, and Lum's copy turning out horrible and her saying it looked like it was made by a boy. 


Pre-clubbing last night. Jiams took forever to get ready!!

Post-clubbing hahaha. We went to Mansion, cause it was free entry. 
I think my first time was much more fun. There was a better crowd, I was a lot less sober and we had our guy classmates with us, so I didn't attract any unwanted attention. 
This time was a little less safe. Maybe if I was slightly drunk it would've been ok but I was completely sober and very aware and wary of all the intoxicated males around us. 

Slept over at Jiams' house and we had prata for brunch

It was a good weekend!

Time to start preparing for next week's lectures. Lianne was right; we should've spread out our Exposure modules over a few semesters. There's tons of reading to be done :(