Monday, January 26, 2015

3 valuable lessons my mother taught me

1. don't you depend on anyone but yourself. if you want a cup of milo, go make yourself a cup of milo. you can do it yourself. if you want to be happy, strive for your own happiness. you can do it yourself.

2. everyone has their own language in expressing love - it can be blatant i love yous and for some, doing the dishes without you asking the person to. not everybody is raised in a home where "i love you" was said. don't think less of a person if they don't say it all the time or express it in a less mainstream method.

3. do your best and it will be enough. there is nothing stopping you from becoming magnificent. and maybe one day, you will realize that you already are.

Monday, January 12, 2015


let the people who persistently tries to bring you down go. get rid of them. they don't even deserve a proper goodbye. surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.

you know, i don't think i'm a good person. in fact, some days i think i am an absolutely horrid individual who isn't worthy of the good things i now have in my run-of-the-mill life. but other days, i think i'm kinda great and i deserve a pat on the back for certain things. and i presume that these days are the effect of spending time with some incredible people (be it friends, family, my dog... whatever). some people come into your life as a blessing. and some, come as a lesson. i sound so pretentiously philosophical (ugh, alliterations!!!) - but it's true. so


Sunday, January 11, 2015

take a walk

rewatching one of my fav animation films of all time - with lemon the pastel-coloured bear 

ooooh pretty 

BOOkmark... geddit? 

note to self and everyone:
i. if you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 
ii.  if you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 
iii. if you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

it's been a year since i entered the very hall of my secondary school for the collection of my o level results!! wishin' my juniors all the best! (stay hopeful, stay humble)

it's kinda mind-boggling to think that after approximately a month's time now, i'll be finishing my first year in poly - with absolutely no regrets.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

new year's resolution

besides maintaining and getting better grades, eating cleaner and being a better person in general, i want to...

  • try going to the movies alone 
  • read more books than i did in 2014 (i read 55 and 35 books respectively in 2013 and 2014)
  • keep up with my journal 
  • take more pictures 
  • value my opinions before others, especially if it's about me
  • don't always do what's expected of me
  • know which university i want to apply for by the end of the year
  • learn how to crack eggs so my friends don't have to do it for me 
  • take more bubble baths
  • drink more water
  • go to concerts 
  • have more "me" days, even on school days 
  • save money
  • continue taking care of my dog 
  • find more time for the people who matter
  • count my blessings often
  • be happy
  • have a fucking amazing year (i'll be turning 18 WTF????)

Monday, December 22, 2014


today joel and i caught "paddington" at the cathay and it was so good!!! i fucking love movies that make me feel like a kid again. got me thinking about the things that make me go back in time and ponder about what it feels like to be the little girl i used to be. being with my extended family, reading my favourite childhood book, listening to my favourite top 20 song when i was ten, iced gem biscuits, cotton candy... freaking paddington bear.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014's been a good year

a year of good music, good food, good books, good friends, new friends, i honestly wouldn't have it any other way. can't believe this time last year i was still freaking out over getting my o level results. i'm glad things turned out the way it did because ever since that point of my life i've seen so much and i've learnt tons of things - i'm still extremely blessed and thankful.

not going to lie or sugarcoat anything but this year, i've undoubtedly lost interest in keeping a blog. i felt pressurised to create content and i figured that it's not going to work out this way. gave myself some time off and told myself i will update this space whenever.

so hi!!! i just felt like writing about the last month of the year. i had tests and assignments due for the first half of the month but i survived. had two christmas parties so far and i had an amazing time for both events! (best thing about poly would be the incredible friends that i've made there, despite the "you can't make true friends in poly" stigma, hahahaha)

perfect quote to keep in mind as 2014 comes to an end: what you have once enjoyed, you can never lose. all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. 

might just make a list of my new year's resolution for 2015. i've actually managed to solidly achieve my past resolutions so why not, right?