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No rest for the wicked

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April 20th, 2015 Posted 12:00 am

The last post is too depressing. Need a new entry to push it down. Let’s see…

It’s been six weeks and I still haven’t finished my month-long course, which has been ‘suspended until further notice’. This is the second time… seems like I have no affinity with it. People who attend the same course usually finish it in four weeks without a hitch 🙁

singapore state courts

I was learning a lot and enjoying it. Visited the State Courts two weeks ago and it was sooo exciting! We sat through a City Harvest trial and watched Tan Ye Peng being cross-examined. The other accused parties such as Kong Hee and Serina Wee were seated just right in front of me.

On the way there to meet my course mates. I have to keep reminding myself not to smile because I have yet to fix my teeth!! It’s uglier than ever and I now look like I have one tooth missing after I got the chipped one filed down. Returning to the dentist later to fix it once and for all. Finally!

Dinner and dessert with a friend at Causeway Point on the same day. Yes, I’m one of *those people* who like Ilao Ilao. The cold actually hurt my tooth a lot before it was filed down, much more than biting off tough meat, but… the cold never bothered me anyway 😛

Funny how I thought being on course would mean more time for myself but life is still as hectic as ever. Been wanting a day where I simply go home at 5pm right after class and don’t go anywhere else but that has yet to happen.

Listed down what I did the past few weeks to keep track and so that I don’t forget should I ever want to blog (fat chance). I didn’t realise the extent of how packed my days are.

I’m emotionally drained and physically worn out. Sleeping 12 hours doesn’t seem that ridiculous now. So much drama and plot twists in my life, both good and bad. Well, at least there’s never a dull moment.

Wanted to die on Apr 6 in particular. I forgot that class would end late and even assumed it would end early. Ended up rushing home to get something / going to meet a Carousell buyer / popping into the dentist to enquire about price / meeting Andre with 2% phone battery left.

Left the cinema and switched on my phone to 30 calls from my editor. I used my last 1% battery to copy his number on Andre’s phone so that I could call back. Just imagine the same level of panic as when you have missed calls from your mum T_T

I have also become a terribly lazy person. Used to spot-clean my hamster cages every other day and do a complete wash once a week. Then it became every two days and every one and a half weeks. Now it’s every three to four days and once every fortnight.

It’s super tedious and seriously no joke having four hamsters ok. Two were gifts and two were adopted but I don’t regret any of them. Good thing they are low maintenance creatures. A fifth one might kill me and mean I don’t have to sleep at all anymore.

I think my hamsters lead super good lives. I mix seven types of food for them as their staple diet and I have three different types of treats to give occasionally.

Not very motivated to work either. I still do give my all but I know my heart and mind are elsewhere. Not sure if it’s because of whatever’s been going on or if I just had too much time off work. Maybe both.

I wasn’t scheduled to work on Christmas, New Year or Chinese New Year nor did I have to do the late shift on their Eves. I went to New Zealand then Hong Kong then on course, all within weeks of each other. 2015 has lots of long weekends which I was dreading because they mean more work for me, but so far I haven’t worked during any of them. I have requested for Labour Day though.

Understandable that I won’t have the mood to work after all these right??? LOL oops.
What I AM in the mood for:

– Eat everything without getting fat
– Watch movies one after another
– Read books and fics (woohoo Delena and Dramoine 4eva) all day
– Travel and see the world (can $$$ drop from the sky plz)

Dinner at Siam Square Mookata last Thursday (April 16). It’s pretty good at $29.90 nett per pax and I love the variety!! Not sure how CK finished 10 sets of smoked duck on his own but I was exploding by the end of our four-hour meal.

Teeth too ugly to show here. Actually I feel super old, fat, tired and frumpy nowadays wtf…

Happiness is a state of mind

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August 12th, 2014 Posted 12:28 pm

Feeling exceptionally ecstatic because of so many good things happening! Of course, this calls for a blog post so that I don’t forget. And maybe to show off a bit as well hahahaha because some people are annoying and can’t stand to see others basking in the happiness of their own private business.

Damon smirking gif

Maybe I’ll explain more on that next time. Let’s just say I can be partaking in completely neutral activities that concern no one else but myself such sleeping /eating /shitting, and still get unprovoked attacks. I will not respond because I am better than them *flicks hair* but it pleases me to know that what I do in my own life bothers them so much. Hopefully one day they’ll finally grow up 😀

Super lazy to edit photos / use phone apps like Dayre / Vscocam / Instagram and I prefer to be more private these days hence the lack of online activity except for the occasional tweet or whatever. But life goes on as normal, some blah and okay days, some good, and minimal bad ones.

Started my morning with work, which I still really enjoy and keep putting off further education for :S I feel capable, appreciated and I LOVE my colleagues.

The guys never miss a chance to make fun of me (because I’m easy to wind up and my reactions are entertaining??). They are at the level of friendship where they are allowed to tease you relentlessly and you never get offended. Yet if acquaintances make the same joke, they’ll get their heads bitten off 😀

Ahahaha just another day in the office and in case you were wondering, the task of teaching was eventually passed on to Kumar. Now for a list of the 3 awesome things that happened to me today 😀

1. Booked plane tickets to Bangkok in November

I love it there so much ok it’s like the best shopping paradise ever and the food is superb. Have always wanted to return ever since I first went there in August last year and now I am!

Tiger Airways is currently having a 50% off promotion for DBS/POSB card holders so I quickly looked up their flights. Paid about $155 per pax after adding in everything. Super good deal right!!!

2. Got free hamster accessories from a kind stranger

This woman posted in one of the hamster facebook groups about giving away several items. She told us to state what we wanted and why before she’ll pick who to give them to. Decided to try my luck and asked for one of the cages. Was thinking never mind if I don’t get it since the collection point is at Punggol, which is quite far for me anyway.

hamster alex cage

Few days later, she replied my message asking if I was still interested and wanted anything else. I couldn’t believe she picked me out of so many others who commented and/or PM-ed her? Hehehe so I said I would like the exercise ball too if no one else had asked for it.

Went to Punggol MRT to collect the stuff after work today. It took me 45 minutes from Braddell and another 1 hour to go home T_T Was panting and sweating like a stray dog by the time I reached home.

But that was exactly why I felt accomplished and extra pleased with myself. I love putting in effort for things I want… same concept as queuing for Hello Kitty. The feeling you get at the end is priceless. That and I like being budget/cheapstake/getting freebies/achieving more than my output.

hamster accessories

Was quite stunned when I saw the exercise ball because it’s like more than double the size of those I’m using and meant for a bigger breed of hamsters. Not housing any hamsters in the cage because just because they are small doesn’t mean they should be kept in small homes. It’s a good carrier and temporary home when you are cleaning out the actual cages.

3. My Special Edition Harry Potter Box Set arrived

Made a bulk order of $200+ ($183 after my 20% discount code – I have loads more, please email me if you want one)  on Book Depository last week. Includes this Harry Potter Collection, two Battle Royale books and four other novels 😀

Special Edition Harry Potter Box Set cover

They are dispatched separately and thus will arrive on different days. This was the first item! Was amazed at how fast it arrived because I thought it would take at least two weeks. I love it so much because it’s as beautiful as I’d expected it to be!!!

Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set

Special Edition Harry Potter Box Set

(Sorry about the glare, I have no patience nor skill to edit and I can’t be bothered to retake the picture)

After finishing the series, I actually searched ‘Harry Potter’ on Buzzfeed and read every related article because I was so thirsty for more. Was immediately taken with this set of covers, mostly due to how the book spines form Hogwarts! Realised that Book Depository still has stock and the rest is history 😀

hogwarts scenery

I guess one of the (rather few) upsides of reading this worldwide phenomenon so late is that I get my pick of covers when purchasing the books. But of course it’s meaningful if you purchased the original print one by one too. I’m happy with what I got!

To be honest, I much prefer the newer covers of Hunger Games (both the glossy metallic version and the pure black version) but oh well. Don’t know if my box set has the original covers actually because if they aren’t, I want to trade them. Maybe.

Some other positivity recently:

zalora email

Part of the very sweet message from Zalora about a collaboration. I was so inspired by this because I had no idea people still read my blog when I hardly updated (I don’t even login to approve new comments or check page views), let alone Zalora, let alone someone wanting to engage my services.

Am working with them for a second assignment so stayed tuned 🙂

goodreads message

This was quite a big surprise too because anditslove is actually someone I knew from Tumblr and spoke to occasionally when I was still active. Which means our last conversation was probably 2 years ago. I can’t believe she remembered me??!?!

Sites like Goodreads and IMDB are just places to keep track of what I read/watch. I loooove their huge databases! But kinda sad that my accounts there are quite new and do not include a lot of stuff from my childhood. So I want to go through them once again before putting them on record (more accurate) but people will assume I only read this little or whatever.

Which is one reason why I have never broadcast these accounts online and asked people to visit my profiles. They are my own business, though I’m open to people being interested in them.

tumblr book shelf

But if you were classmates in me in secondary school, you would probably know that I read one book a day on average 😀 #humblebrag Every time I brought a book back to the librarian the following day, she gave me a look of disbelief and incredulity like I borrowed books for fun.

Giving Twilight a chance now but… eh.