General Life Update

It is now 30/3/14 and I am officially 16 years old!!!!!!

I don’t actually feel any older or what but I can legally watch NC16 movies! THAT is a big achievement!

I would also like to say a big thank you to people who have read my previous blog post (i realised there are actually people who bother to read my blog) and people who heard of what happened during CCA and comforted/prep talked me. It is times like this that made me realize how grateful I should be to have friends like these. I may not be popular but I am super glad I have a close circle of several friends whom I know I can turn to and they will never judge me. 

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this is such a cheesy friend photo i got off tumblr but yassss im grateful for having such amazing who bother to cheer me up and prep talk me and make me feel better about myself even though we all have sh*tloads of homework to do everyday.

i got a bit jealous last night when i saw a certain someone’s photos of their 16th birthday party; it was elaborate and expensive looking. what i did today was tuition lunch tuition dinner at marche homework blog bathe sleep. after a long shower i decided that i was being a bit immature and materialistic. my parents love me just as much, party or no party, and i should be grateful for what i have and not compare myself with others.

on the bright side i can’t wait to go to school tmr because polaroid get together session woots!! and i think im getting some prezzies too! 

XOXO

P.S. i will get back to the next america post soon

Self Esteem

Blogging from my phone today because I need to let out some steam.
Sometimes, I feel really confident (not in an egoistic way) about the things I do and stuff and I feel good about myself.
People in my school are civilised and don’t really talk about sensitive subjects (hint hint size hint hint) and even if we know that someone is of a larger size, we don’t talk about it, because, really what is there to make fun of?? People come in all shapes and sizes! (Fat skinny tall short deformed)

But there are other days (such as today) where somethings triggers off my confidence and my self esteem plunges down a chasm and flatlines. After that, for the next few days, I feel lousy about myself. Something happened during cca today (I no longer respect and admire mr chan) and my self esteem flatlined. I just laughed it off and acted like nothing happened, but deep inside, I’m crying and I’m struggling. My friends comfort me and tell me otherwise and I know that they are trying their best to make me feel better and boost my self esteem, but mr chan’s comment really hit me in the face. In this generation of bulimic and anorexic youths, size and weight is not something to joke about.

It’s not like I willingly want to be fat/chubby/bigger size than average and I do try my best to excersize but really who has time and energy to do that after a long day in school??? And also if you want to comment on my weight can you not do it in front of the whole orchestra? I value the respect my juniors have towards me and I love my juniors and I just dont feel comfortable asdfghjkl I did not expect a highly regarded 40+ year old man to say that. I may seem happy and confident in school everyday but sometimes everything is crumbling inside me.

Ok that’s it bye. I shall spend the next few days trying to rebuild my fragile self esteem.

AMERICA PART VII-I

Heyo! It is the night before my mock MEP practical and I am a nervous wreck, so I decided to relax and do some blogging. It is also the March Holidays, though there is really nothing to rejoice about because there is still so much work to do and so many things to attend to etc etc.

So for the next part of my America trip post, we took a 3 hours cab ride from Anaheim to Koreatown in LA (( much asian )). There were PSY billboards around Koreatown and the down was dotted with little korean eateries.

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We had late dinner at this little korean restaurant near our hotel. I had the best cheese kimchi ramen in the world! The food there was pretty good and it was cooked by a korean lady. After dinner we stopped by Walgreen’s to buy some food and also checked out Staples, where I bought some traditional American notebooks ( the black and white hardcover ones), and yes, I lugged them back home all by myself.

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That is the LA Metro Rail station near our hotel. (Wilshire/Vermont station). This was the next morning and we were on our way to Hollywood! I expected Hollywood to be a glitzy glamorous area with Hollywood stars walking around. Boy was I wrong. And yet, I am glad I am aware of the harsher realities of what Hollywood actually is.

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THIS IS HOLLYWOOD!!11!!!1! Also, when you step out of the Metro, there will be several Marilyn Monroe, Shrek, Jack Sparrow and such photo ops, but mind you, they are not authentic and they will charge you for taking photos of/with them. It was a little wet that day but hey I was ready to explore Hollywood!

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We simply couldn’t get enough of Disney, so we checked out Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store. Sadly, there isn’t and actual soda fountain (haha oops) but it was just a dessert shop, nonetheless, it fulfilled our Disney lust!

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ASDFGHJKL ITS THE DOLBY THEATRE this is where the Oscars are held annually and ALL THE CELEBS GO HEREEEEEE

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THIS IS THE FLIGHT OF STAIRS WHERE THE RED CARPET LIES EVERY YEAR FOR THE OSCARS!!! IM NOT SHOUTING BUT CAPS MAKE EVERYTHINGS SO EXCITING!! THE WHITE SCREENS AT THE SIDE ARE THE MOVIE TITLES THAT WON THE BEST PICTURE OSCARS EVERY YEAR!

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On the second level of Dolby Theatre, there is this HUMONGOUS candy shop. When I said HUMONGOUS, I kid you not. Take that big candy shop in Sentosa near USS and mutiply that by 5 times!!! This candy shop had themed areas and exhibits and UGHH my head was spinning from all the excitement!! LITERAL SUGAR RUSH

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A PORTRAIT OF HARRY POTTER MADE OUT OF JELLY BEANS??? GOD BLESS YOU, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE

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This Jelly Belly themed area was so huge my camera could not capture all of it! It had literally every flavor possible! I don’t really like jelly beans though, they just looked cool.

This is a bit abrupt but it’s getting quite late and I have to transfer some photos to this desktop computer and I have to sleep early for my exam tomorrow, so I will continue soon! Byeeeeeee~

 

AMERICA PART VI

Holla! I’m back after some time to blog about my trip to America. Part V is one or two posts below.

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We rode on a bus for about 9 hours and then a train for about an hour to get from SF and LA as it was the cheaper option. I spent my time on the bus sleeping and sleeping and sleeping and occasionally getting up to look as cows grazing on grass next to the highway. We also stopped for Taco Bell take out that dripped everywhere. I really wonder how I survived that horrendous 10 hours cooped in a tiny little space. This was a photo of a row of palm trees outside our hotel. We were really in LA!!

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We told ourselves that we would wake up at 8 am the next morning just for Disneyland, but we reached our hotel at midnight, ordered some pizza and BAM we woke up at 10 am. So much for being optimistic. Here we are at Disneyland Anaheim, with my sister in shorts again, waving to us excitedly like how a 22 year old should be.

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It was Christmas Eve by the way! God I love Disneyland!

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BUZZ LIGHTYEAR! sorry for the blur photo, the little buggys move along a travellator pretty quickly. This is pretty much the same as the one in HK. We wanted to start with something we were familiar with.

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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. This ride was so surreal and so realistic I even got a bit claustrophobic. It’s in real water and other than seeing fishes and that little dentist girl, there was also a 3D-ish kind of nemo getting lost in the dark parts of the ocean and we had our personal portholes in the submarine where we had to peer through. This was genuinely such an amazing ride.Image

It’s a small world. Hahaha this is such a cheesy ride and tbh the dolls inside singing and swinging their wooden bodies around are kind of creepy. Legend has it that they never turn off the power of the ride even after the park closes as it wastes a lot of energy. Right out of a horror movie.

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Sleeping beauty’s castle! (it is also my blog banner)

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Every kind of food in Disneyland is very very very good, even a simple salad. We shared mac and cheese, salad, and some marinated dish for lunch.

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Haunted Mansion. As I was handing my fastpass to the crew member, he shot his hand out at me and screamed. I nearly wet myself.

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After stopping for a turkey leg (actual turkey!), we sat on the curb and watched the christmas themed parade. It was so long but disney parade makes me high and every adult also starts waving and singing along.

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We went on many other rides but I didn’t manage to take photos either because it was a roller coaster and no camera is allowed. Somewhere on our way to Matterhorn Bobsled, I argued with my sister because she had been deciding what we were going to ride next and the ride she chose was the non exciting ones so in my bout of anger I might have neglected my camera for a while. I now treasure the arguments we used to have because I now have nobody to argue with at home. Anyway drama aside, we visited Mickey’s house! His interior was so cute and so real and his house was really intricate. He has a kitchen, a washing area, a living room, a garden, a musical area, a movie barn and whanot. We finally got to meet Mickey in his movie barn and we hugged and took photos. That is my sister, my cousin and I in the photo.

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The sun sets quite early in LA it is becomes practically pitch black, however, the fairy lights everywhere lights up the whole place and the scene was really breathtaking.

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We had fish/chicken burgers with fruits for dinner. We watched the fireworks before leaving. I never ever take photos of fireworks because photos never do justice and it is not nice to watch those magnificent fireworks through the tiny screens of our mobile devices or our cameras. I simply enjoyed basking in the last few moments we spent in Disneyland.

We rode on about 16 rides in total that day, which was an amazing feat because it was Christmas Eve hence the park was not exactly empty and it was freezing cold. As compared to HK and Tokyo Disneylands, the one in LA had much more thrilling and interesting rides and photo ops. The shopping was meh not as good but that didn’t bother me as much as it did for my mom because I go to Disneyland mainly for the rides and the atmosphere; the shopping is just for keepsakes and bringing a little bit of memory back home. They sold so many adorable plush toys ranging from the usual mickey to the horse in sleeping beauty! (lol whut)

I had such an amazing time in Disneyland and I really wished I had stayed a few more days to go to Disney California Adventure.

I shall stop here for now because this was quite a long post. Look out for the next few parts of my adventure, where we head to Korea town in LA and we went to Universal Studios Hollywood on Christmas Day, we visited Hollywood on boxing day (we went to Kodak theatre, now Dolby theatre, where the Oscars are held!). May I also add, Hollywood was not what I expected it to be, I will talk more about it when it comes to the hollywood part. After spending 3 days in LA, we took the horrendous 10 hour bus ride back to SF, where we spent a few more quiet days in San Jose, Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

Toodles for now.

P.S. I am going to the Parliament tomorrow afternoon for Singapore Budget 2014! So exciting!

 

 

 

Habitat Coffee

As a post CA1 activity, Joanne and I headed down to Upper Thomson Road after exams on a Thursday a couple weeks ago. We found this quaint little coffee place called Habitat Coffee that served really good brunch food. The place was quite cosy and it was a nice spot to chill out on a hot afternoon.

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The Eggs Bendedict ($12) I ordered came with a side salad and the two gorgeous poached eggs with hollandaise sauce was served on crispy sundried tomato bread.
The yolk of the poached egg flowed EVERYWHERE hence I had to shove the whole egg into my mouth ((gracefully)). The hollandaise sauce tastes like egg too though. The ham and the bread and the eggs go so well together, I wished the portion was larger.

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The waffles Joanne had! When it first arrived at our table, I mistook the eggs for whipped cream (the heat must have sizzled my brain).The sauces at the side are hollandaise sauce and maple syrup by the way. This was $10, and Joanne was still hungry after eating this, trust me the portions are so tiny, so we decided to walk to Udders to have some cheeky ice cream.

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I had the most fattening ice cream possible!! YOLO I needed it anyway, exams were just over. Peanut butter crunch and kit kat chocolate is the best combination ever! Actually anything with peanut butter is automatically good, but the crunchy peanut butter bits in the ice cream just makes it A++.

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Joanne ate her chocolate something and Ovaltine Crunch flavor in a monster cone! This cone was the length of my forearm! The ovaltine balls in the vanilla ice cream is quite cool, although my taste buds were ruined by the peanut butter hence everything tasted like peanut butter heheh.

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I drew this on the chalk glass board in Udders with their out of ink markers. It was not easy as I had only one marker that required a lot of shaking and stabbing.

Food is my favourite remedy to stress. I really want to go to Upper Thomson Road again because the whole road is full of cool shops like NeLi’s ice cream, La Petit Cuisine and Little Pancakes.

This is the first time I am blogging from the wordpress app on my phone. I hope the pictures and text turn out okay on computer. This will def make blogging easier. I will return to blogging America part VI when I get a chance to use the computer because the photos from my DSLR are on my desktop.
That’s it for this post! Tada!