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August 8th, 2016 Posted 12:27 am

Fangirling post because I have read so many good books recently. Finished Lang Leav’s Memories as well as Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur today.

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Finished Storm of Swords not long ago and it was so brilliant!! No wonder everyone says it’s the best book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Never thought I would be so hooked but the whole new universe that George R.R. Martin has created is simply beyond incredible.

Storm of Swords starts off with the White Walkers attacking The Night’s Watch and there’s my favourite Daenerys in Astapor scene too but it is the second half that is CRAY CRAY.

Red Wedding > Ygritte dies (“We should have stayed in that cave” omg everything sucks) > Barristan reveals himself to Daenerys (really didn’t see this coming cos it was different in the show) > Purple Wedding > Jon battles the wildings > Tyrion’s trial > The Mountain versus The Red Viper > Jon is Lord Commander > Lysa and the Moon Gate > Lady Stoneheart appears

My jaws dropped at the ending. At a lot of scenes actually. Even though I roughly know what will happen from the show, the writing is damn mind-blowing. Love how Needle is re-introduced!!! I didn’t even realise it was Needle at first… then the reveal is like WOOOO.

He wore three blades on his belt, Arya saw; a longsword on his left hip, and on his right a dagger and a slimmer blade, too long to be a dirk and too short to be a sword.

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Arya went to Polliver and knelt in his blood long enough to undo his swordbelt. Hanging beside his dagger was a slimmer blade, too long to be a dirk, too short to be a man’s sword . . . but it felt just right in her hand.

“You remember where the heart is?” the Hound asked.

She nodded. The squire rolled his eyes. “Mercy.”

Needle slipped between his ribs and gave it to him.

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Off The Map Chelsea Fagan

Read this little book (free on the Kindle store) while in KL to prep myself for my solo trip in Thailand. Loads of great stories and my favourite was from this girl who walked dunno how many kilometres in Africa because she couldn’t pass some border and had to turn all the way back while her friends drove on by themselves.

So she was one of my inspirations who made me go, “If she can do it, why can’t I?”

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Also re-read these two classics days ago because I had a sudden animal craving lol. Was introduced to Animal Farm in school and I think out of all the books we had to study for Literature, it’s still the best and my favourite.

Charlotte’s Web was one of the first few books I ever read if I remember correctly. Funnily enough, it wasn’t a purchase. I think someone had given me a whole bag of old books and it was inside. My book cover isn’t the iconic one with the girl but the obscure one above.

Anyway I cried harder this time than I did as a child at the ending wtf. Like full-on sobbing. Why is my adult self so emotional????

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Also re-read this YA novel called ‘The Way I Used To Be’ (life sure has a way of forcing you to grow up) that made me cry on both readings. You can feel how raw and real the emotions are… And also because I feel like I can relate.

Most of that hate, though, I save for me. No matter what anyone else did or didn’t do, it was ultimately me who gave them permission. I’m the one who’s lying. The coward too afraid to just stop pretending.

The plan was to get better, to feel better, by any means. But I don’t feel better, I feel empty, empty and broken, still. And alone. More alone than ever before.

Pain changes people. All that self-loathing, guilt, confusion, secret anger and resentment, wondering why something has to happen and why you are the only one suffering, wishing for anyone to just understand but nobody will ever do, wondering if your feelings are justified, wanting so desperately to forget and to just stop hurting.

Why, surely you didn’t think I just randomly decided to start drinking excessively for no reason? Or that I suddenly started working doubly, triply hard out of nowhere? Haha please. My previous post is only a very tiny fraction of everything that happened.

Ok said too much, back to my Kindle!

First post of 2016

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January 8th, 2016 Posted 12:32 am

HELLO it’s 2016! Been so busy that I didn’t update at all in December. I did post-process some photos but somehow never got round to posting them. Somehow I just don’t see a need to put everything out online as much as I used to anymore.

Prefer to spend my free time with loved ones, trying to milk my KFit membership, reading (I finished re-reading the Harry Potter, Princess Diaries and Georgia Nicholson series hehe), watching shows and planning my next holiday 😀

Being a laggard again but I’m currently quite hooked on Game of Thrones omg??

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Freaking out at Estelle and CK who have already watched till the latest episode HAHA. Ok some parts are quite draggy but they have so many WTF moments that leave my jaws dropping. This scene that I was spazzing about seriously takes shock to new heights.

Wish I’d watched it earlier i.e. when each episode aired like what I used to do with Vampire Diaries… and then go on Tumblr to fangirl, reblog all the GIFs, discuss theories and ships etc hahaha. Too bad I haven’t used Tumblr in years because of time.

December was fantastic especially with Christmas even though I worked pretty much worked the whole of Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 2. But it’s okay because I get to save all my off days for when I go on holiday 😀

Just felt like visiting the place after seeing pictures online so I randomly threw out the suggestion to my friends and surprisingly everyone agreed so enthusiastically. Going there in mid-Jan which is in two weeks!

Also bought my flight tickets to Gold Coast at a steal (S$292) back in November. Going there to visit David and Jessica in February. So that’s another thing to look forward to yay.

My mum wants to go Hong Kong so I’ll probably bring her there in March. I am waiting for a good Cathay Pacific deal because it’s one of the top-rated airlines that I’ve yet to try.

Nearly booked tickets to Bangkok for April because the last time I went there was 2014 but I thought that might be too much and too soon so I didn’t. Should I have?! It was only $92 after taxes and everything though wtf.

Hahaha okay I should stop wanderlusting. Time really flies… Even CNY is coming. If you are looking for the perfect oufit, don’t forget to check out Zalora’s Chinese New Year collection! Plenty of lovely options even if you are not a fan of red 🙂

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January seems pretty exciting so far but maybe I’ll reveal more another time! Super occupied with work of late because I’m working on lots of extra projects in addition to daily editorial stuff. I hope 2016 will be full of opportunities and happiness and all good things 🙂