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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Last

Tuesday, 7 April 2015
I'm unofficially done with school! I ended classes last week. I felt extremely uplifted when I ended my very last class, being the last presenter of the last presentation of the semester. This also happened to be my very very last presentation in SMU so I concluded the presentation with "With this, I end our presentation and I end my final presentation in SMU". Those words felt so awesome to say out loud!

Anyway, I'm not officially done with school yet. The commencement ceremony has yet to come and I also have 3 reports due and final exams to take. So much for "last day of school". -.-

Ate lunch at Nam Nam with Joey on Thursday and then we proceeded to take pictures! We tried our best to include Rachel in our photos using the tablet but with little luck.

Here's Joey and I! She was my very first friend in SMU. We were coincidentally in the same Freshmen Teambuilding Camp (FTB) group and Bondue Camp (Business School) group. It was awesome knowing her throughout these 4 years even though we distanced a little as we eventually declared different majors and couldn't bid together as often anymore. Nevertheless, <3 <3 <3!

Trying to incorporate a life-sized Rachel face which failed... In the end we just left the screen black for Joey to photoshop.


Jumpshot!

Also, because 5 of us divers were in the same Ethics class together, we took some shots before leaving school too!
Jesslyn, Che'rie, Me, Teck and Luxuan

School is finally "over"! Sort of at least. Still got to meet these deadlines even though I already feel kind of burnt out right now. Tata... to a good night's sleep and a new day tomorrow!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Summer is coming!

Monday, 30 March 2015


It's the start of week 13 and it is my final lesson week in SMU! Time passes too fast and now I find myself savouring all my favourite foods in school before I don't get the chance to anymore - Prawn Aglio Olio from Tea Party, Green Curry Rice, Coco Custard and Thai Iced Tea from Loaves Me, Dumpling Soup and 7-inch pizza from Koufu, freshly-made Ham and Egg sandwich from Breadtalk. Yum!

Before I leave, I think I also need a dip in the swimming pool and the gym if possible. The library has been my favourite place this past year so I can say I've definitely made good use of all the new furniture and facilities after the renovation. Hehe.

I've an individual essay due tomorrow and I guess I am here to stir up some imagination in my brain, again. Heh. School life has been hectic ever since we finished the Chingay parade. I guess hectic can be good especially when I've spent the past year mostly alone after watching batches of friends graduate, including Sam. =/ School can get really lonely sometimes because we all take different modules but I guess this is going to be how it is, and I only have 1 week left! YAY! (I'm totally excluding the fact that I do have final exams after this one week is done though hahaha.)

Well, I guess it's back to work now for me! My next post will probably be when school is finally over! (:

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Year 4

Wednesday, 18 March 2015
It's 2am and I have (sort of) a final exam tomorrow for one of my modules, but it is days like these that inspire me to write something.

Being a year 4 and about to graduate, I've become an expert at living this life in SMU. I have less than 4 weeks left and just thinking about it makes me feel a little sad. It's week 11, I have 2 presentations and 2 reports due next Tuesday and these are barely near completion, yet I don't feel the stress. Managing projects like these have become second to nature and it's the weekly plannings I've been doing that takes the stress away from my never-ending pile of work so that I can just focus on the tasks to complete.
Chingay 2015 - one of my modules


This semester, I'm striving to meet an academic goal I set out for myself. I don't know if I'm halfway there yet because the bulk of the assessment relies on my performance these final 4 weeks. I can only hope that it will turn out okay.

Listening to ex-SMU students have also made me realise a lot about the working world and their experiences help shape my expectations. I think something I've been doing right or trying to do better is to focus more on my loved ones and family. Coming home early, eating at home, chit chatting and teasing each other are some things I know my parents look forward to from me - and I've been trying my best recently. I'm glad I'm trying to incorporate some work-family balance in my life.

Reflecting on my own life, I can only think of 2 things right now: 

1. Life is short, make time for your family. 
2. Live each day without regrets.

I hope I will always keep this close to my heart. (:

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

28

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Short post before I return to studying for my final exam at 7pm!! 

Happy 28 months darling! <3


Thanks for being my home... (:

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Fab Feb

Tuesday, 17 February 2015
It's mid-Feb! And what can I say? The semester passed so fast. Less than 2 months more and I'm a graduate! This semester has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride for me, I've been running on short bursts of energy, been kind of physically and psychologically drained but other than that I think I'm fine!

Today was a pretty eventful day, considering it's my first and last formal lesson of the week before Chinese New Year holidays. My 2nd class tomorrow is just proposal presentations from each group. Woke up early and left house early today. My first agenda of the day was to meet Joey for lunch and I was late because the train broke down! The electricity died on us in the middle of the tracks between two stations. This was my first time experiencing this in Singapore so at first I thought - oh no biggie, and continued reading my notes. After only 5 minutes, I realised how hot and stuffy it got and found that it was harder to breathe after about 10 minutes. (The curse of no ventilation). After 20 minutes, I think something pulled the train to the nearest station and the train driver manually opened the first door for everyone to get out. Called for a cab because of the extremely long taxi queue that formed and cabbed to town with mum. 

Met Joey for lunch, we had noodles, was not bad! Then I went for a manicure! Yay to pretty neat nails! We walked around aimlessly for a bit and then I made my way to Miramar Hotel to pack some Chingay goodie bags. 

Left around 4.30pm and headed to an imaginary career fair - it never existed! Turns out I mixed up the dates with the 2014 emailer (omg how could I!) Sigh. Anyway, I headed to school, ate my dinner, rested awhile and then went to class. Today's lesson was pretty chill and halfway into lesson, fireworks from afar started exploding outside the classroom window - was some CNY event. Prof decided to turn off all the lights so that we could enjoy the fireworks as it lasted! Guess today wasn't so bad after all!

Had a couple of ups and downs recently and I guess I just have to remember how very fortunate I am and to not take things for granted. (:


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My January

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
It's the start of Week 4 and I feel my readings starting to pick up. My longest readings are from my Ethics textbook where one chapter is at least 50 pages. Not to mention, Prof is ahead of schedule these days and so I have to read in advance for chapters planned for the next week. So many readings! That being said, I have 2 essays to do which are quite flexible in terms of deciding the topics for ourselves and researching. I'm glad I have the freedom to write things that are interesting!

Spent the last few weekends balancing both work and play. Went to 2 concerts - Jayesslee and Michael Bublé. We managed to catch a close up of Michael towards the end of the concert when he sang on the second stage nearer to the audience seated at the back!


I also attended the wedding lunch of Sam's friend and it was a pretty fun occasion! (: I shall let pictures speak the words!












And that is all I have to share for now. Oh, one more thing... I finally filed for graduation!!! Yay!!! :D
Good night!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
It's 2015! I've already started my 2nd week of school but I still feel as though I'm on a holiday. I guess this is because I burnt the new year being sick in bed for half a week. Maybe I'm unconsciously trying to make up for that? Haha! Also, the reason why I haven't updated in so long is because I was spending time saving some of my old posts from the broken images they currently have. I'm now left with all my exchange posts which I don't have time to repair. Anything before that, I shall choose to ignore and treat them as spoilt old posts.

The end of 2014 was a pretty much awesome one for me. I did very well this semester, which also means that I really enjoyed my month long holiday after.

For Christmas, Yvonne invited me as her plus one to her company's private party. I don't remember ever having a Christmas party outside of my home before so it was quite fun, especially because I made new friends and met a new group of people that my bestie always hangs out with! Feel honoured to be invited! (:


Potluck!

Gift exchange! Received a XiaoMi portable charger!


Then on Christmas Day, we had a small family party at home where my aunt bought some Turkey and Ham from downunder and Edlyn, my neighbour, gave us some awesome pork that she roasted.

Found an old pic of Sam and I to wish everyone Merry Christmas with! Heh... this was taken in the Santa Claus/Christmas Village in Akureyri, Iceland 2013!

Pardon my fair skin, I did not touch any water sports in 2014 at all... thanks to my sudden ear problem.

Sam cheekily stood on the left for this pic, and refused to let me stand on my "better side" -- That's why he was giggling.

Edlyn

Bestie again! She bought me this VGY dress for my Christmas present and so I was her twin for the night! Oh, and she also spent an hour curling my hair that night, just for fun.

After Christmas, my second nephew was born and right now he's already 2 weeks old! Such an adorable baby! World, meet Baby Keagan!


My cousins then flew over from downunder to join us in Singapore to celebrate my grandma's 80th birthday and it was quite a blast because amidst the celebrations, we managed to have a day of cousins-only day out!




Aunty

Cousins day out!

Also, I think this December was fulfilling because I got to catch up with my friends that I haven't seen in a long time and we had fun and long chats.





Okay, this is it for now. Time to sleep and get ready for school tomorrow! (:
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