GALAXY LOVE

eric and ariel

I’ve been singing love songs since I was nine

Not even knowing what the words meant
Didn’t even know who I was longing for
But after i met you, all of it suddenly made sense

A feeling so great, reaching across the galaxy
Reciting the miracles beyond my fantasy
The gravity ain’t got nothin on me
It’s lifting me up off the ground and I finally see,

You and I were meant to be.

There’s beauty in the norm, they didn’t preach in pretense
Beauty lies in the beholder and,
Baby, you’re indeed blinded but a happy man
I’m the lucky woman who got you hooked at the end.

A feeling so great, my heart thumping like a medley
Powerful enough to conquer any tragedy
The love story of how the two met on the milky galaxy
It’s lifting me up off the ground and I finally see,

We’re just like them
and I know we’re meant to be.

It’s a force of nature I can’t comprehend
Maybe it is just meant to be felt
And yet there’s a question longing to be answered
Just how you and me could fit together so perfectly

It’s okay if the mystery is left unravelled with no way
as long as we know our love shall stay for eternity.

By Ju Eun

Specially dedicated to my friend, my best mate, my love. Just know that you won’t have to worry about us ever again :)

Many loves and kisses!

Giving you all

Never knew love could be so satisfying
Filling in the holes of my unexplainable woes
Oh, just what are you, the one that captured me whole
The one who had blown away the blues that no one knows

The way you touch me, so incredibly immense
the peculiar tingles dominating my senses
Waiting at the back door, craving just for more
is this wish just too much to ask for?

The wait ends here where my life begins
The blossoming of the love that I dreamed
Ready to love again, giving you all that you need
Don’t run off yet, I have so much yet to give

the bitter-sweet taste of this love tickles my heart
all that we have poured into this love,
I hope it does not go into naught,
but if it’s fear that feeds my doubt
your kiss will be the spell to undo the black out

- Ju Eun

those three words

Words fail me, when I try to tell the truth
About how I truly feel about you
it’s just the butterflies, worming into my courage
This song I’m singing, is it a convincing lullaby

Whisked away by my stinging pride
Memories of regrets spots my mind
Reliving the mistakes of my past
That I will commit again, if I must

Because,

You’re everything that’s worth the pain
You’re the dream I dream every night
Although it drives me insane
It’s too late to stop now, keep the flame ablaze
I hope you catch on, before my heart takes flight

Will you be my safety net?
Though I’m not ready yet
I’m willing to take the plunge
Let’s do it together then, let’s pack a punch

You’re everything that’s worth the pain
I just pray hard you’ll feel the same
Although it drives me insane
It’s too late to stop now, keep the love ablaze
I hope you catch on, before my heart takes flight

Even till now, if you haven’t realized
All I’m trying to express, my feelings all crystallized
Were those few simple words I’ve been dying to say
those three words, “I love you,”, I’ll confess them today

 

- Ju Eun

 

Writer’s note: oh well, if you guys weren’t aware till now, my love history is just marked with tragic, one-sided love experiences which isn’t something to boast about but this is to all the other poor fellows who feel the same, just to let you know you aren’t alone in this damned fate haha. Let’s just hope it just keeps getting better and you’ll meet better people in times to come. Ciao! :)

zip your mouth and hope to die

uurie

 

One man’s pain is another man’s gain
where is everyone when blood is to be shed
Every nook and cranny of this fucked up freak show
is where the god fearing souls crawls to wait

Let the monsters out, let their claws tear you apart
every eye is watching, ripping you, raw and bare
But who’s to be blamed, who should punished for that has been claimed,
we don’t show but we know it’s a filthy shame

Stained with fake ignorance
We sure are the champions at keeping still
when the worst comes crashing down on us
Till the last man standing, our feet stuck to the ground
Let them come at us, come and fight us till the end

We come with our traps undone, there’s still no action
There shall be no change, no completion
All we’ll end up with, just talking professions

Let the monsters out from within
let their claws tear your heart in smithereens
Every eye is watching, ripping you, raw and bare
But who’s to be blamed, to be punished for that has been wrongfully claimed

We don’t show,
but we know it’s a filthy shame.

 

- Ju Eun

mind wayfarer

my mind is a maze you’ll never comprehend
once you’re in, there’s no going back
Just got to make sense of the astray
trying not to submerge in the sea of thoughts

The hauntings creeping through the cracks
Flipping the switches and violent turbulence
A spectrum deeply lodged in all my senses
Is it still considered a nightmare, despite being my obsession?

All the foofaraw and the hypocriticisms
Aren’t you at all, tired of the past
At least I’ll be the one to see you drown
When the crunch comes

Don’t you dare say that I didn’t warn you, oh
I’ll be there to say ‘I told you so’

And so my mind stays an unchanging maze,
once you’re in, there’s no going back.

 

- Ju Eun

Korea trip: the extraordinary day with a pal

Hullo there, everyone!

I’ve put this off far too long, till I couldn’t bear my limitless procrastinations so here I am now, putting a stop to my intolerable habitual behavior and tapping furiously on the keyboard in the whir of the oozing time.  It has been long since I actually posted something decent and interesting to read on this blog, and during that ‘hiatus’, i’ve actually been cheating as I wrote (and am still writing) on my newest blog, http://www.pilesofdustedthoughts.blogspot.com .

Forgive me, if you’ve been waiting forever for my Korea trip posts and I understand if i’ve lost some of you  along the way but please forgive me if I let you down.

The memory of my trip to Korea is sort of bleak at the moment because firstly, I just came back from my EUROPE trip (let’s get to that later, shall we?) and what makes you think that I will still be cooping up dejectedly in the arms of my own melancholy feels enkindled by my withdrawal symptoms (actually yes, I am but not from the Korea trip definitely, thank you.) and secondly, my brain has been rusted up due to my unproductive nature at this brief holiday season before my internship so it took some time. Lastly, I am typing this down at 12:30am in the morning and awfully tired after a long day. So please forgive me once again, if this post might be down in quality but generous in quantity in terms of spamming of photos and incomprehensible words.

Let’s not digress any further and get back to the post of what I did in Korea!

For this trip back to my homeland, I made some effort in planning some reunion with some friends of mine in Korea during that time and friends of those who lives there.

 

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My first meal/breakfast in Korea! GOOD FOOD ALL AROUND THERE

In fact, the moment i touched down and checked into the hotel after breakfast, i took the subway straight to Hongdae to meet my dearest junior friend from church who i was absolutely elated to meet up with, and all the more special that meeting was, all because we weren’t meeting at Singapore but in KOREA. Yes, life in Singapore could be the most blandest (and luxurious with the expense of a lot of money) judging from my experiences there. haha no offense though, after my Europe trip, i’ve realized the most comfortable place to live in is Singapore albeit expensive. Easier to transport oneself one place to another, places and things that are easily accessible… but you just need $$$ and this tiny island becomes a playground for you.

 

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Reached there a bit earlier so the short photography session in the unfamiliar but refreshing environment.

 

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It was nice to breath in cold, reinvigorating air without sneezing incessantly in the chilly afternoon. Strange, only because usually at the time of the day, the sun would be frying me regardless of outdoors or indoors and I’d be switching the aircon full on and then the sneezing fits would start because my body can’t adjust very well to the sudden change in temperature. yeah, life in a country with all-around summer just sucks.

When we met, it was so surreal but still as exciting as how I expected it to be, and we couldn’t stop jumping up and down in glee, heehee.

 

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We walked around the town, navigating ourselves through the alleys that seemed like an endless maze and when we got through, we had a mini photography session at the photogenic playground as the background haha (yay it rhymes) Apparently, that area was quite well-known around the town especially for photography.

 

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But not to forget the whole streets were photogenic enough!!! we couldn’t hold ourselves back from stopping by at almost every pretty shops that had funky stuff they were selling.

 

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Waffle booths and waffle buddies hahaha oh those were the most relish looking things ever although being plastics.

 

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Hotcakes with melting honey and crunchy peanuts stuffed in it. Perfect for the cold weather.

I sort of liked my dress code, brought out much of the christmas-y feels in the photos. hehe

And I shat out wings too!! The magical things that happen in Korea… haha

 

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Look at new funky eyes hehee

We felt a little guilty for taking photos of the delicious-looking cookies and pastry of all shapes and colors neatly stacked on the shelves so my friend bought a small package of cookies to try, and i got away ‘free-handed’ haha

 

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We also ticked off the famous places off the list, by heading to the other towns like Itaewon and this place particularly is best known for selling Korea’s traditional souvenirs and if I’m not wrong, many foreigners living in Korea stays around there. It was a quiet town, so we loved walking around and snapping photos here and there.

Many vintage-y shops had sprouted along the bumpy streets at the corner, and small retail shops too. It was tough trying to find a place to settle down and have a snack or something because there were little cosy cafes lined up the streets like fairy lights on a christmas tree, and I had to resist myself. (I was under a tight budget)

 

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There was even a shop selling military-styled clothes which was really interesting and unique, and not to forget these two bulldogs which were chilling outside their owner’s vintage shop.

 

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A turn into a strange, isolated corner led us to discover a new-found trove stored with the cutest and interesting things ever. There were simply so much to see, and try out so we spent a bit more time than the rest at this pretty spot.

After that we went to another tourist hotspot; the place where youngster roam about often (especially guys) near the Ewha (women) university. The crowd was surprisingly not that rowdy neither was it very boisterous, so we chilled by the food stands for a bite.

 

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Look at that fluffy, steaming kimchi bun that almost burnt my tongue raw, but I couldn’t help scoffing it down because it was simply too good and heavenly to hold myself back!!! Especially in winter, when the steaming heat just warms my icicle-like fingers and the bread warms me up from the inside, oh god. I can almost still taste it in my mouth, but it’s all saliva. lol

Not only that, there were too many fried finger foods to try and various delectable selections of common street foods along the roads, we were spoilt for choice but we tried what we couldn’t find it in Singapore, or what Korean food shops in Singapore try to imitate. The taste is totally different here and there definitely.

 

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Yep, still blowing and scoffing it down yeah? You can see my burning passion for food hehe

 

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After scouring around for the pair of shoes that I wanted to buy and people-watching, I even made friends with a Japanese woman studying in Ewha and she was pretty impressed by my Japanese hehe, although it isn’t that skilled, I promptly accepted her compliment and we exchanged contact. Good to make pen-pal friends!

 

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Because we were rushing for time after our little adventure, we settled down at a humble normal restaurant which served fish egg bibimbab of different flavors – spicy, curry, sweet sauce and more. I, of course, the mad-fan of curry, went for the obvious. Pity the camera couldn’t capture the aroma and the steam that rose from the food.

That day could possibly be nominated the top-twenty days of my life, because i’ve never actually ventured around my homeland ALONE without the guidance of my parents and left on my own, free to wander around the strange place. Thus, the experience was simply unforgettable and I gained so much more than just to learn to navigate myself around safely and discover the must-go hideouts in Korea.

I would be posting more of my Korea trip updates, but in each dissected episodes! My internship would be starting in 14 April, which is just around the corner, so i’m crossing my fingers and hoping i will have some leisure time for my blogs. Besides that, I am just an eager-beaver resisting myself from posting the updates for the Europe trip, all because it wouldn’t be fair or nice to put that as priority over the Korea trip posts, would it? So please bear with me, and let’s all hope for the best that i would not be too preoccupied with internship to ignore my promises! huhu

 

So that’ll be it for now, thanks for reading and see you soon! x

 

Happy 2014 ☆

 

A joyful new year to my readers!

The first 2 weeks of January flew away so fast I barely had the time to mope around! It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their new list of resolutions and celebrate the coming of a fresh new beginning! It’s also the start of the new school semester (meh), which explains the delay of my blog posts especially my Korea trip posts (which I’ll be working on soon) but better late than never  

Despite being a roller coaster kind of year with many ups and downs, 2013 was kinda okay for me. Although there were a lot of happenings going on, I reaped a lot from new experiences and also made new friends in my new class!  2014 also started out with a bang so I am actually looking forward to what’s in store for me this year. 

My best friends made most of my company the first few days of the year. For the whole 2 weeks of holiday was spent in December at Korea, I missed out Christmas and the celebration of New Year with the loved ones in Singapore. Thus, I squeezed some time out for dinner with my friends after school to our favorite eateries (and getting bankrupt as a result)  

 

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It was supposed to be a private date for Cheryl and me only, but I figured the more the merrier thus the 3-people party, and a jolly good time we had! We had pork tonkatsu curry rice at Monster Curry for dinner    But honestly, I was a tiny bit disappointed as it didn’t meet my expectations. It didn’t taste like the authentic Japanese curry that I knew of, but the good company of friends made up for it! Off we went to smoothie king for a short chat to end off the evening on a good note  

And that was my first Smoothie King drink (but I requested for no milk because I can’t take it in lol)

But it’s alright. Cheryl and I grabbed another free time for our own private date full of secret talks and good food (always curry). And this time, the curry did not fail to leave me dazed with its mouthwatering taste. We are like the curry sisters. Cheryl + Curry = Best Day Ever haha! I felt really happy then – Cheryl and I don’t see each other often but almost daily on LINE, so we crave for each other’s company more than ever

HAHA why does that sound so weird   

 

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We just cannot, simply not get enough of curry. It’s irresistible and wonderful.

“Curry is love, Curry is friendship. Curry is…life. Share the curry, share the love.” – Quote made up by us.

Singapore should set up an all-things-curry buffet place. Cheryl and I will probably sweep off all the food over there and go back home waddling like an overlarge duck (or maybe only me) hehe  

 

And just another friend who I spent a lot of time with,..

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I hope she doesn’t kill me when she sees this. Dat pose  

I gotta say, I really must thank her for being such a great friend being there with me all the time, and for not getting sick of me so fast haha. For 4/5 of the weekday evenings, I ate out with her for dinner and for coffee, mostly because of schoolwork and we have lots of stuff to talk about but the point is, I never get sick of spending time with her. So unusual of me haha    Maybe because she’s just too mature for her age, and it’s so intriguing to have a conversation with a teenager who speaks so…sensibly. Too sensibly. Always never fail to surprise indeed  

A shot of me being really frustrated with something and raking through my hair repetitively  

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The two of us were just so done with school and ranting it out to each other that evening haha (and the rant went on even longer because the service there sucked big time and I’m not even a very demanding person when it comes to service).

Rachel found my pissed-off expression hilarious thus the sudden photo shot    I must have been super stressed that day, because I remember inhaling in like a bowl of cream pasta, baked meatballs, 2 wings and 2 pizza all doused in tabasco   (calories I hear you screaming’) Even I surprised myself, but since we had a lot of stuff on hand to work after dinner so I guess it can be excused teehee

 

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We had to draw out every shots of our video to be filmed and edited on after effects on the storyboard. Painstakingly drawn and colored manually by Son Ju Eun and Rachel Chan Su Qin. RIP.

 

On the other days, we had another pricey meal at Swensen’s where I indulged in my personal sinful favorite of mine – Double Cheeze Burger. The savory patty went along really well with the pickles and the crispy thick fries. The coleslaw doesn’t seem important in the meal, but it is (for me I guess)! When I eat something oily and greasy, the coleslaw helps to wash it down or refreshen my taste bud but the coleslaw at Swensen’s tasted really weird, like as if it turned bad after not being touched for days.

 

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I tell you something really interesting about this girlfriend of mine. Her mental age is just not right. She needs therapy, to tone down her maturity, period     Such a precious sister of God who stands alongside me in times of troubles and someone who went through so much that she’s able to assure and console me most of the time when we have stuff to talk about. During our dinner date at Swensen’s, after getting everything off our chest about our past, our life, family situations and everything else, we talked on for hours and ended up tearing up and laughing simultaneously lol. It was so weird, but I felt so thankful for that moment. That my worries evaporated just in less than an hour which seemed like it had been lasting forever.

Which reminds me of one of my yearly resolution – turning back to God and getting to know Him better. I don’t really talk about God or life or any deep stuff like that in here, but a change of topic would somehow be an eye-opener. In fact, I like it that I’m poring my emotions out into this writing and not forcing fanciful words out to ‘decorate’ my blog. I know I haven’t been the most ‘Christian-ish’ person last year (and even till now) and I’m still trying so hard to be good, but Rachel told me something which really changed my perspective and tweaked my mindset on God.

“If we can try to be so perfect on our own, why do we need God? The church is a place of sinners and broken people and the sick, where they come to worship God and receive salvation from Jesus, a gift that no one can take away from us.”

A thought-provoking quote it was. All of us try so hard to be good, to be smart, to get the right job, the highest qualifications and whatever we want to achieve in life, but we always forget that we are just helpless fools seeking help from the wrong places; to relieve our stress and burdens. Stories from the bible then popped up in my head, thinking of how God punished the people of Egypt as a consequences of the Pharaoh’s wrong decisions and I wondered why He did that to the innocent people too.

As parents, they want us to be stronger in times of woe and tribulations, not to be weakened when the smallest things try to tear us down from the top where we wouldn’t know failure or how it feels to be at the bottom. God wants us to know that we are simply nothing without Him so he is showing us through the difficult times that we just have to cast all our sufferings and problems onto Him and we will reap plenty of harvest of goodness, just like the fishermen in the bible. It may be hard, but if that is the only way we learnt, we accept it and we learn from it.

Nobody said life will be easy, did they?

I also promised God that I would stop judging people, but to look at myself more instead. To stop hating the people who inflicted hurt on me in the past, and to let go and forgive. I’m still working on that and my prayers as well, and I believe fully in God that He will pull me out of this. He always does, I trust, because not all those things he gives us, are visible to human eyes or the capability of human understandings.

Other resolutions included the usual wishes of good results and materialistic want-lists (I only have one and that is a dslr camera please) but I’m really happy with life right now and I’m looking forward to my internship period of 6 months! Something wholly new to me and I feel the butterflies fluttering time to time when I think about it. The pressure will come but I shall use that to work harder in the company, to contribute as much as I can muster and be an God-like-role-model kind of asset to the team I’ll be working with. Which adds on to my prayer list!  

The thanksgiving list shouldn’t even be able to fit this post, or the whole website at all. It’s just that God had given me too much, and I have to be less forgetful of it heh    But lemme just say that my Christian and other great friends have been super helpful and a blessing in my life. I wouldn’t know how I would have managed my life properly without these kind angels sent by God himself.

The works of God are mysterious and I can’t wait to see more of His goodness working in my life.  

Oh before I end this off, I almost forgot to say that I filmed another few more dance covers for a change. In fact, during the New Year, I uploaded one of them. Do expect more dance covers to come soon periodically but for now enjoy this, and a very merry Happy New Year!

 

This is where I end, but it’s just the beginning of another long journey

 

Hello December x

 

oh well well well, time sure flies past when you’re having fun  

November was a great month for me! I’ve never actually remembered a time in my life where I had truly enjoyed life even under the heavy burden of school projects. I made a lot of new friends, and became closer to existing ones, experienced whole new things, hung out with my old friends a lot, watched awesome movies and the fact that I was able to make through half the semester without my close friends around seemed like an achievement. To be honest, I thought I would never cope with the workload this sem and flunk my modules but I’ve been blessed with new group of friends who have been so helpful and kind towards me. My school life had been sort of stable till now. Socializing with a group of strange faces was just not my forte, but I’m glad I was able to overcome that barrier  image

I’m especially grateful to my friend (who I shall not name here haha) who had been annoying me all throughout this semester and just being there,… well just because he was the only person I knew in my new class haha

But really, thanks a lot friend, still appreciating your existence, that’s something lol  image

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Not to forget I’ve been surviving past few weeks on 3-4 hours of sleep so I deserve much credit.

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You see those eye bags? Yeah now you know 

Putting school stuff aside, I officially kick-started my writing career as a writer for Hallyu Magazine, braving my worst fears which was quite unnecessary. What fears, you may ask. My unskilled English, that is, because my foundation on grammar is still as weak as ever and my knowledge of vocabulary is painfully limited. There’s so much better young writers out there, and I was afraid of being overwhelmed by that. But I figured, it doesn’t hurt to try, and I’m not that unqualified (if not I wouldn’t even be in this course of study).

Afterwards, I realized I’ve been belittling myself too much while looking back on myself. It’s good to be humble, but not to the point of underestimating yourself. Not daring to try out, means you’ll never know what you’ll be capable of or even be able to improve/move on from your current position. I’ve never grasp the art of balancing that kind of mentality, to really appreciate the skills that I have right now and not to be too proud of it. Reflecting upon myself had been a habitual practice throughout November and it had been a momentum for me to push my strengths further beyond my comfort zone. I feel like I had mentally ‘grown up’ a bit this period of time, and I’m not that same whiny little girl I remember back then.

ok, maybe I still am a little, only sometimes but that’s not the point, everyone whines occasionally  

The point is, that everyone has a certain point of time in their lives where they start to realize things and grow up, and this year November had been that milestone to mark that point of my life. I’ve started brooding on really frivolous stuffs (is this like part of growing up or is it just me) these days and sometimes it really drives me crazy to the edge due to my tendency of getting immersed into emotions. Then, like the next day? I’ll be totally fine and stuff. Okay, this blog post is getting into some rant + reflective essay assignment. How dull of me.

Now for something colorful~

 

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Okay, I apologize for the lousy quality but that’s all I’ve got for you so suck it up  

haha nah I’m kidding, I’ll bring back really good pictures next time    (sorry these days I’m watching too much pewdiepie videos and my sense of humor is getting a bit out of hand haha)

This was my second time trying out a parfait at Nana’s green tea, but this time a chocolate gâteau parfait!    A dollop of cream, vanilla ice cream and a slice of chocolate cake plonked on top of all! Such magnificent desserts never go eaten without a picture, even if the quality happens to be sucky haha   If you ask me, I kinda prefer the macha flavored one to this, because chocolate flavor alone is quite sweet enough and this was a bit too much for me, but I savored it all the same hehe parfaits for the world!  

The ambience was a lot more sweeter haha because I shared it with a friend of mine who’s a guy but still, it’s a rare experience (I sincerely hope he’s not reading this, but if you are, THANKS FOR THE EXPERIENCE)  

 

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You can see how I motivate myself these days haha

Recently, I’ve also been habitually studying out at nearby cafes and it’s half good, half bad. It’s good because I like studying at places with great ambience accompanied by my usual chilly ice-blended mocha frappe. It’s also bad because drinks don’t come for free and they are super pricey. I’ve been overspending my budget even though my mom increased my weekly allowance. I’m such a bad daughter oh god    From now onwards, I’m really going to monitor my spendings strictly and try to start saving up  

And my hair grew longer, it’s reaching my back now! Thinking of trying out new styles with my long hair rather snipping to my usual bob hairstyle after growing my hair. Perhaps another hair color, or even a digital perm? I can’t wait to try out    I really love changing my style because I get to be a whole new different person and it’s always fun to try them out hehe

 

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The next few photos are from the most recent event I attended at UWC, CultuRama! (which actually means a panorama of culture, explained by the host haha) I regret not snapping photos of the food I’ve tried out there, because I was simply too busy pigging out at the food counters as usual lol I tried out a wide array of good nosh from different cultures from Korea to Denmark to Eurasian to Vietnamese and so much more!

French Madeleines, Denmark meatballs, Vietnamese rolls and the Korean sweet sauce chicken were all to die for. Even better, they were cooked by the native people themselves who, I assume, are the parents of the foreign students there. There were more, but these are just the highlights     Of course, I didn’t just gobbled them down because it was more like finger food tasting at the cultural festival but it was good enough to be my dinner for that day haha I kept coming back for the rolls and I was quite determined (when it comes to food lol). Because all the girls at UWC were all slim and fit bodies, and jaw-dropping beautiful moreover, so I couldn’t bear to eat too much in front of them  

The performances were simply marvelous, I could see that students and teachers have put in a lot of effort into the various range of dances from different countries – the traditional Korean fan dance (bu-chae-chum), belly-dancing from India and a lot more! It was really fun and cool to be in an international school, even for a while  

Now that December is finally here… that means

MY BIRTHDAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER *THROWS CONFETTI*  

I love my birthday, because it’s near Christmas which calls for double celebration and even more confetti! *throws more* okay okay I’ll stop being lame  

 

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Although my birthday is on  imageimage December , I celebrated it early with fellow December babies at my church because I won’t be in Singapore during my actual birthday. Look at dat cake, I missed cake so much    Oh, for the other picture I snapped,I found two of my sunday pre-school kids getting cozy at the corner over a smartphone game and they were so cute haha image they even posed still to let me take a picture! Perks of being a teacher haha

Kids these days… they start out so young. And then, there’s me *cue tears*

Okay okay enough with the sentimentality, time to make an important announcement *cough cough*

This december I am heading back to Korea!!!   after like two years since the last time I travelled back to my homeland, which means I’ll get to see snow, in Christmas!!!!!    I feel quite fortunate because this year, the snow came a lot faster in Korea despite being only december thus I was really happy hehe it’s only sixteen days left to my trip and I’m just just just just just so fureeakin. thrilled. to the core. of my bones. I’ve start planning for the trip so that I can venture around the city without getting my mom to tow me along wherever she goes. I’ve decided to be more daring and adventurous so that I can make this trip a memorable one!  image   Thank God I’m a Korean and I can ask for directions if I get lost a haha oh the irony. I can’t wait to visit my relatives and cousins and see my friends in Korea! It’ll be so surreal roaming around the strange but beautiful city streets, trying out yummy foods and experiencing the brutal cold weather for a change too hehe  image

Thus, I started my sixteen-days-diet for my Korea trip so I can look and feel good when I’m there. God knows how small and insignificant I felt when I was walking around the streets in Korea where everyone is just pretty and good looking beyond words. In fact, I thought I stood out among the crowd for looking less than ordinary haiz *ouch* image

Once bitten, twice shy. I’m not gonna make the same mistake this time!!!  image

I really hope I can make it out alive. And just FYI, I ate a banana and five oranges for my dinner.. and I really don’t know what to feel about this. But this diet, I’m really determined so I believe I can make this achievement a reality rather than a dream GANBATTEEE HWAITINNGG AHHH SPARTAA

(Okay, as I’m writing this, my dad’s eating ramen and my mom was so nice to just tell him to come out from the room rather than telling to eat his ramen but the damage is done the SMELL IS PERVADING EVERYWHERE my self-control is tested to the limits already.)

I guess this is it. November had passed just like that, and 2014 is just around the corner. I’m going to try turning into a new leaf with a fresh start, and my diet is the first step to that haha  

 

So what are your resolutions for 2014?  image

 

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Had a good halloween?

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I certainly had a good Halloween month, and even the first few weeks of November doesn’t seem to be that bad at all! In fact I’m enjoying my school life with my close friends, and everything seems peaceful (and in control), for now  image School had never been this interesting and engaging! And to think back how much me and my friends were bracing for the worst to come (thanks to some rumors), I think I am looking forward to the many weeks of this semester a lot despite being equally stressful still haha   image

My first presentation for the semester was a nerve-wrecking one, because firstly I hate it and it seems like a long time since I did one in school! Phew, confidence issues *shakes head* haha, but it was fun researching for the preparation as me and my friends ventured to the galleries in Singapore  image

 

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Really loved the panorama landscape view from there!

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What’s an excursion without fooling around with friends?  image

 

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Camwhoring inside the studio because I can aha image

Oh c’mon, it’s a freaking cool studio with the video controls and everything. I just had to, and most of the students do take photos of them in there and stuff haha it kinda makes us look professional and smart   image  Even my other friends were awed by the huge, complex looking machines with countless buttons and were greatly interested in what I learn in my course heh  image

Anyways, besides school stuff, I’ve had many exciting stuff happening the past few days and needless to say, Halloween was one of them.

Just like last year Halloween, I celebrated by going to the Halloween Horror Night with my church friends this time! I was wordlessly thrilled all day at school in the afternoon as I just couldn’t wait to get there with my friends!  image  I love horror themes and getting myself spooked out so that explains everything.

The pictures came out really dark and me looking pretty sweaty and messed up  image

 

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You can see that rather than getting spooked, I like being the one scaring people hahahaha I succeeded in blending in with the ghosts over there.

I totally put myself in torture that evening by wearing that snow leopard print blazer, just to boost my fashion sense but worst till, I wore a freaking long sleeve shirt inside so it was unbearably sweltering and steamed up the whole time there  image

All of us had to persevere the snaking queue that seemed endless but luckily that applied only for the queue to the first haunted house which truly shocked us. It was just…. looooong  image  But I got distracted by the super horrifying attractions most of the time so it was still all good. Overall, I really loved it nevertheless and we even went out to eat supper at the famous st. James food court. Because of that, I reached home at 3 am and I was bloody tired and grumpy imageimage  but surprisingly my mom didn’t say anything much and I just zonked out on my bed immediately.

 

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And on Saturday, I met up with my friend and we went to support my older friend who performed with his dance group as guest performers at some k-pop dance fever competition event! The event atmosphere was electrifying and even I couldn’t stay still throughout as I sang along to the Korean songs being incessantly played out. Plus, it was super loud and I wondered how the neighbors in the HDB flats could endure that for hours  image

My ears went numb from sitting at the front near the speakers at the end lol)

I knew my friend was strikingly good-looking from the start so I thought I wouldn’t be really surprised and let my expectations down lol he showed me his past debut dance performances back in M’sia and I couldn’t hold back my laughter because it was just too… funny haha but that night… he really put up a spectacular show. Like really.

You wanna know how popular he was that night?

Whenever he came out to perform, the volume of girls shrieking went up by more than 50% and when he wasn’t there, it goes down to their normal cheering noise level. It was so obvious, I was exasperated when my friend said I seem to be just exaggerating everything out. I also realized that he was mostly in the middle and I assumed it was because it was responsible for the visual in the group aha… lol image

There were a few cool moves and one memorable move was when he would slick out of his blazer and do a wave. The reaction was a sight to behold as girls were jerking out from their seats and their earsplitting screams shot up an octave higher. Even I, who was admiring him, was distracted by them lol and giving them judgmental stares   image

But honestly, I felt really swooned when I was watching him (and mostly thanks to his makeup) as he looked much more charming on stage doing something he does best  image  Haha I guess all guys have a side to them huh, but it took more than 3 days for this I-got-shot-by-a-love-cupid feeling to subside lol (and I think I still have it image )

I presume my fangirl instincts went beyond the limits that night   

That wasn’t the only funny thing that happened. When I went backstage to meet up and take a 2shot with my friend, I realized a few fangirls came over to the back of the stage as well haha it was so amusing to see the girls’ reaction when they saw me talking to him casually (well, I am his friend who came to support him lol not some random fangirl). One of them happened to be my secondary school senior and she was shocked when I replied to her question asking whether I knew him personally or not HAHA  image

 

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Well, the make-up really pumped up his looks a lot, although it was only the eye liner haha..

I can’t wait to watch him perform on December. Mostly because I love watching the reactions of girls falling for him like dominos LOL my description haha

And not forgetting, I also created an instagram account featuring my new fox plushy bought from IKEA. I know it’s super random, but if you wanna follow, then here it is -> @foxxyonadventure :-)

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“Foxxy here”

 

Anyways, that seemed to be all for today. The summary of october and the first few weeks of November. I hope to blog interesting stuff soon again, so stay tune hehe  image

 

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Good night.

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* Vacation diary *

 

The holidays had finally ended. *cue tears*

I haven’t been blogging for quite a while huh, because the first week I was trying to adjust to school life again without any distractions and stuff like that. Hopefully, everything will remain smooth-sailing just like now, although I’ll be facing weeks of piles of assignments. Oh come on, there’s already an assignment due on the second week ugh  

I lugged through the holidays in boredom for the first few weeks because of curfew and schedules, but the last three weeks I worked at my old part time place! I didn’t expect the lunch shift to be even more grueling, I barely made it through the first day at work   

 

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Some of the productive things I did (besides eating) during the vacation period, was to read mangas and draw the characters out as well as heading out to the park for skateboarding activities! The scene I drew above is a train scene in the shojo manga, Strobe Edge. For the otaku/manga lovers out there, you have to read this. The first few nights of reading this was extremely exciting as I rolled in my bed and squealed silently to myself in the night while reading this especially when it came to those super romantic parts ahh  

On the brighter note, I made new Korean friends working alongside me!! I even brought them out to a popular shaved ice/dessert shop after our second day of work and had a lot of fun chatting with them    although all three of them are guys – two of them a year older and a junior year younger. I never had a issue hanging out with guys, in fact I mingle with them even more naturally than me with girls lol I always tell myself,

I should have just been born as a guy  image

Pushing that aside, I did relish on good food during the holidays – which I’m fairly satisfied with, and not surprised – and snapped a few photos along the way.

 

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Golbaengi spicy noodles – mom’s work of art lol

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I ate a lot of mom’s home-cooked food more than usual of course (and my own cooking too, the gyoza lol)    I holed up in my room most of the holidays, there isn’t a reason not to – which means that I gained weight expectedly     My family even had premium Korean beef at home with the barbecue pan! The meat was melt-in-your-mouth fabulous    although there wasn’t much, it was quite filling and it was one of the great family dinner I’ve had during the holidays.

I guess the recent most memorable day to date would be the celebratory end-of-work dinner night with my work mates (as mentioned above) last last Friday right before the opening school! I guess it was kinda thrilling because I drank alcohol for the first time and that marked a history in my lifetime. After promising myself and telling others that no way would there be a future possibility of me willing to drink alcohol… promises are meant to be broken, they said lol that’s my excuse haha

 

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One shot~

There goes my innocence flying away, away and far away

But really, I’m not a small little girl anymore and sooner or later I’d have to try it out anyway aha

Not only did we have fun shopping around bugis and fooling around with funky glasses, we went to the karaoke after dinner and had 2 hours of endless partying (well maybe only me lol)    I get really hyper when it comes to singing and dancing so I’m really an unstoppable singing machine when I get into the karaoke room lol

How unfeminine of me, but I’m pretty sure it’s one of my charms  

(please don’t throw tomatoes at me)

 

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Friends!!

I really am thankful for these friends because they made my short part-time period truly enjoyable and less dull! Although I hated waking up in the mornings just for work, spending time with these folks made me look forward to the afternoon (especially our daily sumptuous lunchtime and impromptu outings after work haha)! I frequented the LAN gaming cafes often thanks to them   My employer is a really caring and funny person too so we had fun on our own during work hehe 

 

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Photos from one of our adventures to Chinatown’s famous dessert/shaved ice restaurant! I am especially fond of that mango flavored shaved ice, but the strawberry was expectedly sweet and nice too.

I am quite surprised even till now that we’ve gotten closer in such a short span of time despite being complete strangers when we met! Really hope to hang out with them again! Thanks a lot guysss  

 

 

And of course I did not just indulge myself with food but shopping too! (yay a few calories lost) It seemed like ages since I went shopping and I really lavished my money on pricey clothes bought mostly from Lowry’s Farm! Because I bought so much clothes from them, I’m gradually losing interest in the same rack of clothes I see there, and therefore starting to hunt for other retail stores that I can stick by to (H&M is calling me). Hopefully, I could find cheaper clothes to shop  

 

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This is what I call a triptych of coordinates  

All these are from Lowry’s Farm, but I didn’t buy all of the ones above sadly. Only the green skater skirt was came home with me and I was quite happy I finally bought this skirt!    I kept pondering and expecting the staff to offer me discount or something after a few visits because I’ve been patronizing the same retail branch numerous times but nope, nothing like that  

 

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Another dress that I didn’t get to buy because my mom opposed against it strongly  She said it looked like a dress for momsies and pregnant women. I really don’t get her logic sometimes.. I wanted that badly I created a fuss but she won. Besides it was too costly indeed  

 

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During the first week of school, Cheryl brightened up the glum me dreading school by handing me a bag of delightful goodies from Japan and gave me a report of what she did, and experienced back there in Hokkaido. Oh man that lucky girl :’)  My other friend from my Japanese class also gave me this pumpkin pudding flavored kit kat treat from Japan as well! My Japanese friend in Instagram told me that this flavor is quite rare in Japan and wanted to try it out so bad haha rare stuff this is huh

 

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Although I didn’t get to step into Japan not even once, I have great friends who buys me gift from there and I’m very happy enough just to enjoy the treats from there  

So here are the yummy goodies;  

 

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There were lot more, but I ate them up before I could snap a picture lol  

Expensive cookies, mont blanc bread, sweet potato mochi chocolates are just the few special things she got for me back from Japan. The packaging alone looked so pretty I had a hard time peeling them off then savoring the taste!    I adore those good quality photos of Ninomiya Kazunari, super love her for getting me this!!

Thank you so much for all these precious gifts   

 

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Our triptych of selcas this time LOL

We imitated the line characters keychain that she got for both of us, because we are enthusiastic fans of line characters and we use line to chat with each other almost everyday! Aren’t they cute? hehe

Although Cheryl and my other close friends aren’t in the same class as me, we get to see each other on some days and even to be in the same class for film! I’m thankful even for that     Anyways, absence makes the heart grow fonder, so I guess it isn’t that bad haha

Although it’s gonna be a heavy semester, I’m gonna try enjoying and acing it since I have to go through it anyways whether I like it or not! Got to pray a lot, trust in God and do my best, which is the perfect recipe for success!!! I hope haha  

Got to get ready for tomorrow’s first assignment for now. Hope to blog again soon!