This is pretty much me in the shower
when you take a shower you turn into gollum?????
And when the conditioner gets in my eyes, I screech:
IT BURNS UUUSSSSSSSSSS
This turns up on my dash every few days and makes me laugh every time.
Recently printed a couple of scores- was just playing this in the flying seed and it is emo as hell D:
DIVERGENT: This isn’t real.
Caught the movie with Chanel, yay for my movie buddy <3 Finally had my gongcha fix- oolong milk tea (the other Chanel’s recc which is now my default drink, lol) + pudding! Embarrassing thing was that I literally walked into a guy (or we walked into each other. (’s lives. LOL) and spilt milk tea on him zomg. Was amazingly calm though I just reached into my bag to get tissue lulz. And he was really smiley and nice about it so in my mind he is registered as a cute guy. LOL. Walking away I felt it was really like a korean drama and … finally felt damn embarrassed 恥ずかしいね～～. Spent the day avoiding grey shirt boys haha.
Had nomnom my favourite Croquette burger from MOS while ahniao had the subway wrap!! The movie was pretty good- but haha I think I’m getting used to dystopian stuff- gets a little stale though they still have interesting concepts that they milk for all they’ve got. Like the Dauntless are the badass cool people- parkour and black outfits, rebels and the like. Then you have people like Tris, the protagonist, who is a Divergent (one who doesn’t fit the mould.) Well nobody wants to be a zombie so being unique is great. But what happens like when everybody wants to be unique? Then nobody is truly unique anymore no?
Also finally pierced my ear- now I have 3 ear piercings in total. Walked around Far East looking for a decent shop- the first two I spied gave me the willies - they did tattoos too. Was leaving the building when I finally re-entered B1 and got it done in X-craft haha. Had two auntie ladies whom I was more comfortable with, compared to the bunch of tattooed guys D: in a small shop. *awkward*. Only cost me $5 :) Florence was playing during the piercing so I guess that was cool. Went to Ion and shamelessly took a selfie of my ear. Which is harder than it seems- you should try it. Hahah.
Also went to Kino to get some supplies, thanks to Eve’s birthday vouchers :))
Had an emotional night the other day as well-was feeling so troubled and emotionally upset. But now I completely isolated and trivialised it, not fair to hit me when I’m down. Over the past few days, I also got some work done! Also made paper cats for friends and caught up on some reading- finished Catcher in the Rye and am currently reading A Thousand Acres- something I found in school.
Gonna have my last classes today of the semester and my graduate year. Am kinda meh about it though- borrrring.
Might really get to see and touch horses soon, thanks to RDA and Bao!! :DDD Can’t wait.
Meanwhile some groups are falling apart but what to do? Groups are fluid, they are living organisms. We morph according to circumstances.
Alright, over and out. Love <3
Chalk Art by David Zinn
I love this.
The world is in need of more beautiful weirdness like this.
Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.
Am watching my Sociology Religion video, Jesus Camp- and am reminded about a few things. Gonna share a couple of thoughts.
"You’re not going to be the same person you were today".
Camps are amazing things and places for you to transform yourself. In more sociology terms, they provide a space for you to change- the idea of the liiminal. Break down your original identity, enter the liminal, form a communitas, and come out as a new person. Reborn.
I personally like camps. I love outdoor camps, I love that we spend time in camp groups, get to know each other better, soak in the company for a good 2-5 days in a foreign place where we are removed from our comfort zones. From our usual social spaces, our family, our schools. I like how social ‘classes’ and barriers are broken down- people make unlikely friends when given the chance (or maybe when forced to) to mix and hang out with each other. That’s why people leave camps with mixed feelings- glad to leave the grime perhaps, but happy and sad at the same time to have made new friends-yet to return to the old world- will these friendships last?
I am fortunate and blessed to have the chance to join many adventure camps and level camps that my schools have organised- am thankful to roll around in mud, white water raft, and things like that. Haha. I know not every school organises camps- especially not overseas ones so I am thankful and grateful for the chances I’ve got. I am also thankful for my friend Yilin who reverse- psycho-talked me to join Arts Camp. Thankful to join an active house and fun orientation group. Thankful for the chance to lead the OG in O-week. Thankful to have been the vice team manager so I could attend the NUS sports leadership camp for free and get to participate in so many fun activities and meet lots of aiseh sports people in NUS, and learn about their training & team spirit techniques and things like that.
Thankful for all the camps I have gone- they have shaped me and made me into who I am today. In awe of amazing facilitators who inspired me to be a facil as well- did a few clean camps (clean meaning non-muddy and non-outdoor, lol) with Yuting for a few years running (for a free shirt, that was my excuse, lol.). And also JC years etc. Never regretted being in camps, though in Uni I slowly got really tired from the politics as well.
Camps break you down. Make you look ugly, unglam, challenge yourself to do crazy cheers, dance on the streets, talk to strangers, speed friendmaking, HTHT with almost strangers, roll in the mud, carry each other in games, eat together, play gross games… all in the name of fun.
Wow and I almost forgot about secondary SJAB camps. Every. Camp. makes you a better (?) squadmate and leader. A better cadet. A better instructor. Shit man the crazy stuff we went through. JNCO really broke me down physically and emotionally- I was so scarred haha. Hyperventilated and lost control completely, couldn’t move and do anything but bawl and bawl and bawl until I finally calmed down. First time kinda fainting and stuff- haha the stresses of being an IC. I think I disappointed many seniors haha for not stepping up to the test. But I’m sorry- you think I’m a dark horse but most of the time if I can’t do it, I can’t deliver. I’m sorry for failing your expectations I guess.
Am really excited for the CAPT FOC camp coming up, though I have no part in it- am excited for my juniors who will be programming and running the camp, leading a new bunch of freshies. I hope you guys make the most amazing memories ever , because I hold my memories close to my heart and hope yours will be warm and fuzzy as well.
bucket list of sorts
Since I have been harping on the horse-riding thing. (Why? The joke in the family is that since my dad won’t let me have the car… I have to resort to riding a horse round town. LOL.)
- HORSE RIDING!!
- Live in a foreign city for a month and more.
- Be in a band. (It depresses me that I may never find a right fit)
- Wait for THE ONE to find me cause I’m lazy as hell, then have kids cuz they’re CUTE!!!
- Piano Diploma & Violin certification!!
- Write and finish a novel.
- Do epic shit till somebody legit asks for my autograph cuz I’m cool that way.
Ok but in the short term- just a to-do + wish list
- regularly update my blog for the memories
- find a way to keep in touch with all my CAPT and uni buddies after I graduate.
- visit Taiwan soon and visit ahma + the kids!!
- start work with Dr Tan! Hope to meet cool people.
- Go on cruise trips woohoo!! Love the sea and trips <3
- Never let those I love doubt my love for them.
- Volunteer regularly at some kids/youth program!
- Brush up on all ze languages- let’s not let them go to waste.
- Let HeartMagazine die peacefully and gracefully.
- Go to the zoo and stare at monkeys! The Rift Valley baboons, one of my favourite exhibits :)
- GO TO AQUARIUMS <3