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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Mid-week

Thursday, 9 June 2016
You make me happy (:


Come home soon, I miss you!


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Jeju Part 1

Thursday, 28 April 2016
After skiing at Alpensia, we flew to Jeju the next day from Seoul. Our full day of skiing and travelling to and fro the day before, due to the ski resort being 3 hours away, made us really tired when we had to wake up early for our morning flight.


Grabbed some banana milk and bread to go in the morning. Felt like a kid drinking banana milk with one hand while pulling my trolley luggage across the street with the other. I didn't eat my takeaway because I felt sick with a headache but thankfully we both managed to catch some shut eye on the short flight and I felt much better after eating my dabao-ed burger when we landed.

Unlike me, Sam ate his bread as soon as he bought it so by the time we reached Jeju, he was really hungry. Hence, the first thing we did after renting a car was to eat the famous Jeju black pork! I was a teeny bit grossed out by some remnants of hair still stuck to the skin of the pork - I never ate those parts. 

After driving a long way south to get to our inn, we thought we could visit one attraction in the evening - the Teddy Bear Museum. But it was closed! Oh well, I think this only reflects our absence of planning for this trip hahaha. We googled some more and found that the Alive museum was still open so we decided to visit that instead! 

Van Gogh and I


Lisa and A-lisa. Get it?


Bf trapped by the tentacles of a giant monstaaaaa


Bf made sea levels drop from a painting


Stuck in each other's reflections


Who is terrorising who?


Practicing what I would probably suck horribly at


Bf's amazingly easy one-hand hand stand 


King Kong's budae jjigae was obviously not tasty enough.



Someone barely trying to save me...


Literally on top of the world! This somehow reminds me of the Game of Thrones' moon door


This ends our Day 1 of Jeju! More up next! 

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Seoul Part 1

Saturday, 19 March 2016
I wanted to go on a grad trip with Sam last year but it was difficult for him to take leave so we had our holiday this year instead. We booked our tickets many months in advance so the built up excitement for our trip was huge - even though we had no clue what activities we were going to do until we reached Korea. I guess we were still excited because it was winter in Korea and after Iceland in 2013, we fell in love with the cold (and snow).

I took Baby Eeyore with me on this trip. Most of the time he lived in my pocket and only appeared when I remembered to take him out for pictures.

We boarded Scoot to Korea and transited at Taipei. It was a little tiring but since we were used to flying budget, it wasn't too bad. It also helped that our transit in Taipei was only about an hour long. 

We arrived in Seoul late at night so the first thing we did when we woke up the next morning was to head to a hair salon to get our hair fixed. Sam desperately needed a cut. He let his hair grow long for 2-3 months before our trip just for this haircut. I previously told him that Korean hair salons were awesome and we just had to try. I dyed my hair my natural hair colour because I just didn't want to maintain dyed (half brown, half dark brown) hair anymore. 

After the cut, Sam's hair looked like this and I found it so amusing because I couldn't get used to it. The hairstylist cut his hair very systematically and it looked super neat. For the next few days, he styled his hair just to maintain this look, until we came back to Singapore and it was back to square 1. He needs another cut.

After our little salon adventure, we met our Korean friend, Kyung Eun and she brought us to eat chicken stew. The warm soup was refreshingly awesome! The last time we saw her was almost 3 years ago in Iceland when we lived together for about 4 months or so.

After a short visit to Gyeongbokgung palace, she brought us to Samcheongdong. 

Found this stylish little shop selling men's accessories.

We walked to the top of some hill which overlooked Samcheongdong and Kyung Eun told us that the president stayed in that dark blue-roofed house in the distance, right at the end, before the mountains.

It was our first time coming here and the atmosphere was breathtaking!

Sam desperately wanted to eat authentic Korean BBQ so Kyung Eun brought us to this place in Insadong (or somewhere nearby). It was a little pricey but probably the best Korean BBQ we've ever tried. Yum!

The next day, we woke up at 4am and left Seoul for Alpensia to ski. It was such a tiring but fun day. It was also Sam's first time skiing and he picked up the sport just after 2-3 tries and 2 YouTube videos. I made the mistake of bringing him to the primary slope for his very first try instead of the bunny slope and he sped out of control all the way down. Oops!

After eventually finding and then practicing on the bunny slope, we headed to the primary slope and then moved up to the middle slope. This was all done in a day - that was how fast Sam picked up the sport! Just before leaving the resort, we decided to do one last hoorah by trying the high slope. Sam lost control almost immediately and while laughing at his hilarious fall, I fell too. This happened all the way down and because of that one try on the high slope, we ended up returning our ski clothes and gear entirely covered in snow.

Our crazy guts led us here...

The slopes look so shallow here but it's a huge contrast to what we experienced.

Can't wait to ski again!!!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

xxx

Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Sometimes you chance upon something you did in the past and it shows you how much you've grown or changed as a person. And sometimes, it also gives you a glimpse into the kind of person you used to be...

I was clearing out old emails and I found something I wrote 4 years ago:

"I feel... maybe I'm not giving him enough time to show he still cares... which I hope he does"

If I could go back in time, I think I would have slapped myself, for actually thinking that I needed to give someone time to show they care! O.o What was I thinking?  Just had to pen this down so that one day when I have a child, I need to teach him/her to never think this way. If someone cares, you'll know and you'll feel it. 

I can't believe I used to be so blinded and blamed myself for everything that someone did or didn't do. I can't believe I felt inferior and thought that care and love were things that had to be earned.

Now I'm just so glad a positive change came into my life. If not, I might have been stuck in that self-deprecating state for God knows how long. Phew! Ok, my rant is over. Peace out. 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A break

Thursday, 4 February 2016
It's February.

Where did the time go?

Sam has been working night shifts for the past 2 months and it's been extremely difficult to meet him except for the weekends and I miss him. ):

But, this also means that when we get to see each other, we appreciate each other's company a lot more. The other day, we went shopping at 2am, bought a whole lot of twisties, ate the twisties and watched The Flash together. Fattening but happy. (:

On another occasion, I had red nail polish on and it was around Christmas time so I placed my finger on his nose and said, Hello Rudolf! Lame, but that's how we've been passing our days.

My Rudolf and I. Better to have 2 Rudolfs than 1!


I met up with Nic, Jo and Vanna when Nic came back in December and we had so much laughter. I think we spent 4 hours at Din Tai Fung.


I also met Nic + Nastasha during lunch one day.

 And that was how I ended my 2015.
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Work has been okay recently. Today I had some fun. Here's how it happened:

Daryl went to play badminton but I didn't notice him leaving. After he was gone, Karen turned around and asked me "Where's Daryl". After looking around for awhile, I said "I don't know, he's been gone for awhile". 

Then we both saw his pants on his chair and Karen exclaimed "Omg Daryl is walking around office without his pants?!" I pulled his chair out and saw his shirt and then found his shoes on the floor. We kind of figured he changed out of office attire and went to the gym... But I couldn't resist doing this:


And that's my boss at the crime scene. Here's a glimpse of the fun times in my office. :D

Till next time! Ciao!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

It's 1am and I can't sleep

Thursday, 5 November 2015
I have had no time to blog since I started work. I usually prefer spending time with my family or Sam after work. Reaching home around 8pm and aiming to sleep by 11pm only gives me a 3 hour gap to do things and I guess I haven't optimised my time as well as I want to yet. Today is one exception; I'm wide awake at 1am and decided to blog. Oh well, at least I've been coping okay and getting enough sleep everyday for a start! (:

I went on a short trip to Penang with my family some time in August (I think. I don't remember time anymore after starting work). We stayed somewhere near Gurney but visited places in Georgetown too.

Of course, we couldn't miss the street art. 

Most people have not seen me dressed like this. I call this my lao pok shorts which I wear to look deliberately unfashionable so that hopefully I won't catch the eye of robbers. As for my shoes, sometimes while overseas I dress to feel comfy and you can never go wrong with sport shoes. (:

Then again, my dress sense overseas generally depends on the weather + whether I feel safe in the country + terrain of the places I'm visiting. Heh.


There was this big fake camera at a camera museum we walked past somewhere in Georgetown and we could see each other through the huge lens. Bro took a picture of me through the lens of his camera, looking through the lens of the big fake camera. Some camera inception going on there.


Me with a bike! This has probably got to be my favourite street art of all. 

1. The bike is cool and vintage. I love vintage.
2. I have a license to ride it!
3. Or maybe not since it's defunct.
4. Oh damn... the tires are punctured.

On our last night, we had Sushi Teh at Queensbay mall. It was such a hearty meal but it was a lot cheaper than Singapore! This was Dad judging me after I did something ridiculous - ok I put 2 chopsticks in my mouth and pretended I was a vampire. Childish I know... but food was taking really long to come and my fingers were itchy.

Waiting for our flight home!

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Awhile after I started work, my oldest cousin got married. Congrats Jeffrey and Joanna! (: Sadly I don't have nice photos of just them alone or us with them. Anyway, we took some shots in between the ROM and the lunch reception!

My favourite people! (:


This dress I'm wearing is extremely overused for weddings. There was only 1 wedding this year for which I did not use this dress (only because I already used the dress the day before for another wedding). I love wearing this dress because... it feels like it's tailored for me (even though it's not). Even though the back is bare, I feel extremely safe wearing it because it's tight enough at the right places. And also, it's pretty don't you think? :D

With my cousins and aunt.

So that's all the updates I have for now. Am getting the sleepy headache-y feels now. Good night! I wonder if people still read this blog.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Graduation shoots

Thursday, 3 September 2015
After my commencement ceremony, I did a couple of grad shoots with my closest. (:

Thank you Joey, Justin, Zane and Zhu Hong for helping us take them! Photo credits to Joey and Zane!




























Each photoshoot was sweaty and hot but I'm so glad we took them! Yay to memories for life. (: Shall enjoy my last few weeks of freedom before I start work!!!
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