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Work hard, party hard

Been awhile since I’ve felt this emotionally stable and content. Don’t know if I’m truly okay because my mood fluctuates and I do still think about stuff but at least now I feel like I will survive. Too crazy busy with work these few weeks so I don’t really have time to over-think and be emo anyway.

Lots of night shifts recently and aside from daily editorial work, there were events / campaigns / projects / tasks to work on concurrently, sometimes on my own time. Some days I was even in office from morning to morning. Been postponing my off days such that when I asked Noor how many off-in-lieus she owed me, she said, “Ten thousand days la, Cherlynn.” HAHAHA.

Not that I mind because I’m the kind who works well under pressure and the end result is always very fulfilling. Felt such a surge of pride upon seeing our logo at Super Summer last Thursday. That night was such a blast despite my drama hahahaha. Individual post and photos soon if I have time!

So many freebies, offers and activities this long weekend because of SG50 but I feel like I have barely made good use of them. No energyzzz. Limping everywhere due to my sprained ankle and I have the flu.

Solo morning shifts on Friday and Saturday (yeah, not everyone has a 4-day weekend, you know). But it’s okay, had a cinema marathon with Kumar, Kenneth and Baoying on Friday and a home movie marathon on Saturday. Stayed home all Sunday to recuperate.

Finally spent time with my mum yesterday (Aug 10) and we watched Ant-Man. I’d already seen it but I really like it and knew she would too. It’s sooo funny! Wanted to watch Fantastic Four but the reviews were worse than sucky. A superhero film being only 100 minutes long is enough to make me suspicious.

Rewatched Clueless and The Dark Knight aka two of my all-time favourite movies last weekend. Woohoo simple pleasures. Good movies that you never tire of are so rare nowadays.

We had dinner at Ofira Amazing Thai Food. A little corner stall at Far East Plaza that’s been there for years and years. I remember how Darilene and I used to eat there after our many shopping sprees.

Ofira Amazing pad thai

We shared pad thai but it was just very average.

Ofira Amazing tom yum soup

Tom yum yum yum yum (sooo tasty and it cleared up my blocked nose)

Ofira Amazing beef fried rice

Really fragrant beef fried rice. The meat is all inside.

See, I’m perfectly capable of blogging normal, non-emo things ok. Actually I have endless things to say but 1) I never know where to begin 2) my Twitter favourites and retweets speak more accurately than I ever can 3) is there really a point anymore because most people are just busybodies who are more curious than concerned and the one who should care doesn’t. And that’s okay too.

I wrote this in my mobile diary app few days back and I do mean it.
I wish you all the good and happiness in life. I really do.

emma jane austen quote

Disaster movie (literally… or not)

Been trying to get back into regular lifestyle blogging (and failing miserably) because I can’t stand the idea of the idea of not remembering anything from the past 20 years down the road.

Lol I bet you won’t hear from me for at least a month again after this post but whatever. Gonna start by backtracking into the last week where quite a few good things happened actually.

 arnold's chicken 2 piece meal

Editor drove us out for lunch last Friday (Aug 29) and treated us to Arnold’s Fried Chicken 😀 We were just running out of ideas on what to eat for lunch in the neighbourhood. My first time trying Arnold’s!

Just the day before (Aug 28) we were at this prata place and they had a new menu. There was this hot dog prata that looked quite good and promising:

hot dog prata

Decided to try it with egg and what I got was this:

kampung cafe prata

Doesn’t even look the same LOL CAN YOU FEEL MY DISAPPOINTMENT?? (Btw I got the ‘Expectations’ picture by Googling ‘hot dog prata’ and it was the very first image that appeared so I guess that’s what they did) But to be fair, it tasted quite all right.

 ocbc macarons

 ritz carlton mooncakes

Macarons from OCBC and mooncakes from Ritz Carlton all for me 😉 Companies send us gifts quite often especially during festive occasions; as some PR thing I guess? Hehehe job perks.

Love the packaging and both looked just as good on the inside. The macarons even came with a Chinese chess set. My mum was so thrilled when I brought both boxes home. That was after I lugged them home in a box and everyone looked at me like I just got sacked.

woman carry office box

Watched Lucy (7/10) with Andre after work that day (Aug 26) too at AMK Hub. I liked it but he didn’t! Thought it was pretty original and entertaining. Scarlett Johansson you so fine… funnily enough, we’ve seen all her 2014 movies together.

– Under The Skin was beautifully bizarre (5/10)
– Captain America 2 was okay (preferred the prequel, 5/10)
– Chef didn’t have enough of her (first movie I’ve seen with zero conflict, 5/10)

In fact I’ve seen all her 2013 movies too. Don Jon (6/10) was hilarious and meaningful but didn’t like how it ended. Her (6/10) was boring, pretentious yet well-directed and meaningful at the same time.

 amk hub ban mian

Dinner before Lucy. I love tom yum yu mian!! Anyway, it was a total disaster before we entered the cinema all because we tried to sneak drinks in (like we always do).

1. Bought my milk tea and orange juice which we tried hiding my tote
2. Spillage probably because I’m using a different, bigger bag aka more space to wobble
3. Tried to wipe my stuff and went back for new straws
4. Decided to put the drinks in the plastic bag (it had a base) with my mooncakes and macarons
5. Cinema stuff said bulky items weren’t allowed inside so we had to leave the box with them
6. Lied that I’m going to try moving the things into my tote
7. Shifted the drinks over into my tote
8. Spillage in the plastic bag so wiped everything again
9. Threw straws away and said we’d get new ones later
10. Gave cinema staff the box and pretended that we’d changed our minds
11. Went to claim free popcorn
12. Sat down in our seats just as the Cathay logo appeared
13. Realised we forgot our straws so he went back out to get them

Thank goodness no one missed the movie.

“I have orange juice hands.”
“OJ hands sound good.”
“Do you want a OJ slap?”

Seen quite a lot of movies together this year actually (particularly ever since my usual movie buddy aka David left for the other end of the world. We used to watch till there was not a single title currently screening that we hadn’t watched).

“It didn’t get under my skin, just on my nerves.”
– Some critic’s review HAHAHA

– Wolf of Wall Street (Idc it didn’t any Academy Awards it was hilarious and Leo was amazing, 8/10)
– Deliver Us From Evil (shitty ending… plus we all know horror films aren’t supposed to be happy 4,/10)
– Sex Tape (entertaining but let’s face it — trashy like with most romantic comedies, 4/10)

Just to add on. Leonardo DiCaprio was fantastic as always but I knew he never stood a chance the moment I watched Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey… even though I like Leo much better. So everyone else bitching about his once-again snub, just shut up ok?

This entry is getting way too long so I’ll stop here… I still have so much to share!! Working tomorrow morning even though it’s a Sunday.