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Last of the holidays

Gah, the holidays are ending and I’m going back to Singapore tomorrow 😦 My mom and my sister are going to Bali tomorrow (Dad’s having a company meeting there, he’s probably in the plane now) and I can’t follow cuz I gotta go back to Sing 😦 At least there’s the tattoo convention to look forward to.

I wanted to post these photos after New Year’s Day but, heh, I forgot. These are the fireworks that was happening literally outside my house (Really, my family spent the entire night watching them from my balcony). My sister took these from her phone:

Pretty, isn’t it? After which we had our first drink of the year:

Rum and coke! It was really nice, probably my favourite alcoholic drink haha! And then from 2nd – 4th Jan, my extended family went to Pelabuhan Ratu (Queen’s Harbour in english) for some family gathering. I will post pics after I got them from my sister.

Well, that’s all the news from me so far I guess. Oh! I’ve finished my first book of the year: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Translated by Richard Howard)

My cousin lend it to me and I read it in under an hour! It is a very poignant, simple and charming book. Certainly a classic 🙂 I am currently reading ‘The Enchantress of Florence’ by Salman Rushdie and so far it has been wonderful

It has a Renaissance feel and I simply love the way he write. Very poetic in a certain way. And this book somehow reminds me of ‘The Historian’ by Elizabeth Kostova, which is another favourite book of mine (Highly recommended!)

Okay, mom’s calling. Dinner time!

Thank you for the memories, 2009

Huh, it’s the end of the year again. This is really cliche but time pass by so fast doesn’t it? 2009… was not an easy year, to say the least. Near nervous breakdown, results, stress. That’s not to say I didn’t have any fun this year 🙂 New friends, new experiences, and learn a lot of new things too!

Okay, here’s listing memorable (both bad and good, in no particular order) from 2009:

  • Para-sailing on 20th birthday!
  • New friends that I really really treasure (you know who you are *hugs*)
  • Learn Japanese (and still continuing)
  • Got an iPod Touch ;P
  • Started to get into fashion and stuff
  • Near nervous breakdown during camp prep and exams (worst time of the year)
  • Didn’t draw much this year so I’m hoping to pick up again next year
  • Forensics class (fun)
  • Received another batch of letters from my beloved students in Yunnan in June

There are much much more but those are the things I could think of right now. I think, for me, 2009 was a year of learning. I learn to let go, to keep my distance, to try new things and meet new people. Cried a lot this year, laughed a lot too, so there’s a balance haha. One of the most important thing I’ve learned in 2009 is, I think, to let go. Made the conscious choice to not be involved in any CCA activities and focus more on my studies. It was a sacrifice that I did not regret making. I think I was really tired physically and mentally from all of those activity that I really feel the need to cleanse myself…..but suffice to say, I think I’ve learned a lot this year and I am very glad and grateful for that

Okay, resolutions! I don’t always follow them (hehe…) but I think it set the tone for the year, so I always love making them:

  • Lose weight!!!! I’ve gained weight during the holidays gah! But yes, I really do want to slim down, it opens up so much more options!
  • Take better care of my body
  • Develop my sense of style (haha)
  • Study/ be more hard-working/score really well in exams
  • Continue learning Japanese
  • Hopefully start learning Russian through Livemocha
  • Read more books
  • Draw, maybe even try using new mediums
  • Learn to master photography
  • Be a better friend/keep in touch with my friends
  • Be content with myself a.k.a just let myself be ME 😀
  • Most importantly, love God with my whole heart and always let Him guide me wherever He wants me to go

To everyone, these moments we’ve shared have been wonderful…[Okay, there are fireworks outside my house now (so pretty…) and it is distracting me so I don’t know how to continue haha]. Thanks for visiting this humble blog, I’m very happy (and puzzled) to see that people are indeed reading this. Thank you and may you be blessed always. To my friends, you are the best! *hugs* Here’s to the wonderful years ahead of us 😀

I think 2010 will be a great year 🙂 So cheers and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It’s Christmas! Happy Christmas! I love you!

To everyone out there, may this Christmas be a joyous and wonderful one. To all my friends who are reading this, I ❤ you and thanks for being in my life. To passing strangers, you are loved 🙂

Yay, it’s Christmas!

Aftermath

So, exam’s over and my phone magically fixed itself. Life is good haha! Went shopping on tuesday with Char but didn’t buy much cuz there wasn’t any interesting items. But I bought books though, finished one already and currently reading ‘The Book of the Dead’ by Patricia Cornwell. Not bad, quite intriguing. 2012 was not bad. Awesome special effects.

Went out with Manda today, watched ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’. Quite cool and funny in a quirky way. Bought more books, seems like I’m going on a book spree! I bought ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. So awesome, can’t wait to read it haha. Along that note, I can’t wait to watch Zombieland.

I’ll probably dragged my sister to watch with me. Gah, so many movies I want to watch. Daybreakers, The Legion, Avatar (saw the trailer during 2012, awesome awesome awesome….and possibly Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 (Love them since I was a kid. Especially now that the Chippetes are featured in this movie). Sounds like it’s gonna be a fun holiday!

P.S: I am so happy that I don’t have to tag my entry with anything related to ‘exams’ anymore. Booyeah!