Thursday, June 30, 2016

June's Snapshot!

Snapchat is awesome!

This cute dawggg~~ ♥

Her favourite car spot when it's hot!

My random attempt at being artistic? Lol.

Unpacked all the masks I got from Korea.

Excuse me, while I start working on my blog entries for Korea. ✌️

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mr. Bean Pancake Cake For Dad!

Another improvised birthday cake this week!
One piled up with my Dad's favourite Mr. Bean pancake!!!
PS: I kindda hope he gets sick of them so he'll stop asking me to buy these for him. :X


Today's such a hectic day. Last day at work until 10 days later (YAY KOREA!), and I had so much work to clear! Left work later than planned ☹️ and had to cab to Hougang Mall to speed shop these pancakes! I even asked the cab uncle to wait for me because I didn't wanna walk back. Thank goodness he was kind enough... It was almost 9pm when I got home. Sigh...

Anyway, Dad's birthday tomorrow and I had a few surprises up my sleeve. This pancake cake is first, I also have a birthday card prepared (I got from my Perth trip last year!!) and also the heart painting I did with Kesslyn for her birthday.. Just slipped them both into his bedroom and his car. hehehe.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 🌺

Over compensating because I'm flying off on his birthday. Lol. But he'll be super surprised~ Likey likey! Also, too many pancakes for us tonight..... *burp*

Okay! I'm finishing up my luggage and heading to bed.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gary's Birthday!

Really like this shot of us.... ♥️

So, here's a quick update from tonight's dinner as a few of us gathered to celebrate Gary's birthday in advance.

2 days early because Shan, Jo and myself are heading off to Korea in 2 days.
I CAN'T WAIT!!! ^^

So yes, this is us tonight after having a nice dinner at Waterway Point's 'The French Table' X. The overexposed plate infront of Gary is a plate of waffle with icecream and fruits; a birthday cake replacement! hehe.

I think this would be our first meet up in the new mall? Not that it really matters, but gosh! Waterway Point is so freaking confusing!! Very big too. Lol.

And here's an abrupt end to my quick entry so I can concuss.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Les Misérables

Finally caught the musical phenomenon "Les Misérables" last night! 😵

While I know it is a highly raved musical, I am not a fan.. I like the story and the stage setup (love the suicide scene! so cool!), but I got bored one too many times.

Could it be the cast this time round? Maybe.

Maybe...... serious musicals or musicals that are slightly more artistic are not my type. Or maybe, I just need to watch more and learn to appreciate them? I haven't watched that many musical to begin with, and have only watched musicals that I am already familiar with like.... "Grease", "Singing in the Rain" and "Beauty and the Beast"... They are more light-hearted, fun and funny!

Then again, I am not alone on this. Haniza wasn't impressed with last nights' show too... She told me the movie was a lot better. So, maybe it's the cast this time? Am not gonna sit for 3 hours to finish the movie though. :p

Anyway, I find myself frequently in awed by the various stage setups! This time, the scene where the inspector committed suicide, jumping off a.... balcony? It really looked like he was falling off a high place! Probably just the screen at the back moving, but it was really cool to me. Lol. The things I take note of.

To more shows together!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Me Before You

I have learnt that in life, nothing last forever. Nothing.
The good times, and the bad times...
They will eventually pass.

Despite today being a terrible Tuesday, everything became alright after having a good evening out with Jolene. Friends make my world go round. ♥

Picture with Jo from our Denim Date

We caught a beautiful beautiful movie tonight - And it got me thinking quite a bit.
It is great though, a good distraction from my negative thoughts about the new place I am in.

There was no scene too boring for me, the leading actors had so much chemistry it was fun to watch, and I really appreciated the realistic ending - Where the male protagonist still went ahead with his decision to end his life.

The concept about euthanasia is probably a huge controversy...... (I just did a quick search, and there was indeed backlashes on the film due to the underlying message about disabled being burdens and better off dead.)

Hmmm. While I agree it is a very sensitive subject open to plenty of debates, I didn't think that much during the movie. Lol. I just thought it was a realistic ending because despite falling in love with a woman so full of life, he still decided that the pain was too much to bear.

Well... The film/book is titled "Me Before You". I got the connection much later, but the title kindda already tells you it would go in the direction where the character would prioritize himself? No?

I mean... If the story were to end off with him changing his mind, what difference would the film make from all other love stories? Love triumphs all~ Does it really? It is such a glorified notion when in reality, there's so much more to a relationship after falling in love.

In this story's case... There'll be so much more work to be done for caring the male character than just the lovey dovey parts. I'm not a fan of big fantasy ideas. They are most of the time, just ideas. There's only so much one can take, and being in love doesn't last. There's also so much uncertainty to his condition sometimes!

Everyone has a different tolerance threshold. While some (maybe many) thinks it is a very selfish idea to leave all the people who love and support you behind, I thought it is as selfish of the people who wants the less fortunate to continue living.

It's beyond physical pain that the less fortunate have to go through... The emotional roller coaster from guilt, frustration/anger, jealousy (of others who are 'normal'), self-pity and just... sadness.. Not everyone can go through the same adversity positively.

Who can really understand what goes on in another's mind? And who can really understand what these people really go through? We are not them... There's only so much we can do to help and only so much we can do to be there for them. Many times, we have our own lives to live too...

Of course, I am not saying it would be a good idea to end your life when you're less fortunate. I just think... if I were in the male characters' shoes, I would have wanted euthanasia too.

Yes, it'll be painful for my loved ones, but the pain of the loss will be "shorter" than living with me in my disability and emotional instability. People eventually move on from ones' death (1 year, 2 years, 3?); They will have to continue with their own lives... and daily episodes would make the pain slowly bearable. Not saying they'll forget the people they lost, just..... life happens, life goes on and time flies.

This is compared to me living with my issues... If I decide to stay alive with my physical and emotional complication for 5 years, my loved ones suffer together for this 5 years and then again when I pass. Or 10 years. Full 10 years of suffering. There'll be so much my loved ones have to bear... Medical costs, my unstable emotions and bad tantrums...

Yes, one can argue that there'll be great moments too.... But many times in life, people remember the negativities more. I would wanna live my life happy and leave my life being happy. Choosing to end my life gives me more control in that sense.

All these thoughts with the idea that I'm suffering as much as the male character in "Me Before You" and I cannot overcome my issues.

This is such a grey area in reality, isn't it? Made me think about the conversation I once had with friends back in 2014 (entry here)... "Whether to abort or keep babies you have when you're under-aged, or rather, unable to provide and raise the kid on your own."

Anyway! There's not always a right or wrong in life. There's so much more to consider than just at a decision.

And wow, a very long wordy entry. Lol.

Terrible Tuesday

9th day and thinking about the choices I have made. What have I done? It’s still too early to judge, but I am so overwhelmed.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Geyland Serai Bazaar!

The streets brightly lid.

I think I've been living under a rock all my life! Tonight's only my first time at one of the craziest food bazaar of the year ; Geylang Serai Bazaar!!

This yearly food bazaar is only catching more heat and popularity in recent years (like a lot a lot more!), but I have never heard of Hari Raya Bazaar before, let alone checked it out. Like.. never. Lol.

Even my sister knows what is it........... *facepalm

Anyway, checked it out with friends from work (ex-colleagues now) and I was so awed by the variety, the crowd and the heat (caused by the crazy crowd!).

But it was nice seeing so many different food stalls gathered in an area. SO MUCH GOOD FOOD!

One visit is not enough.

I'll be back soon!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Birthday Celebration + Boys' Revelation

A quick update about tonight's time well spent with my favourite people!! Kickstarting my week so right The best way ; Met up with happypills to celebrate Lance's birthday. Had dinner and then bingsoo for dessert! Best part to dessert...........? It was the guy's turn to open up tonight!!!! 👦👦

A new way to lit a candle when you know no smoker have no matchsticks / lighter.
Such a 'bright' idea, ain't it? Lol.

Our birthday celebrations are getting simpler and simpler over the years. But I guess, what matters more is that we're still celebrating it together after so many years. ♥

So what was so special tonight?
The guys opening up to us about their lives...

...Love lives more specifically. Lol.

It's so rare because we hardly do it in such a big group. We don't even talk much about our lives when we're altogether (other than quick updates), so it's something we were thrilled about when they started sharing. Both of them. HEHEHE. Of course, I can't go into details here. Just happy because it is like a step forward in our friendship. Even more so with both the guys around - It's most of the time one of them with us. Then the girls will be nosey and ask more...... Like how girls are. Lol. So anyway, it was a great time having the guys take the stage tonight.

To more times like this!!!! 🥂🥂

&Now is sleep time!

On a side random note.... Maybe because the girls have been leading boring lives now? That's why there has been nothing to update. LOL! Single remains single and the attached are enjoying their stability........... I'm content how things are for me now though. 😂