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most recent at the top of the list

  • What A Beautiful Name by Voices of Lee
  • Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran
  • Until We Die by Gentle Bones
  • Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute
  • Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
  • Rather Be by Clean Bandits
  • Pompeii by Bastille
  • I See Fire by Ed Sheeran
  • Let Her Go by Passenger
  • Brave by Sara Bareilles
  • Lego House by Ed Sheeran
  • Demons by Imagine Dragons
  • Payphone by Maroon 5
  • When We Were Young by The Summer Set
  • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
  • Fix You by Coldplay
  • Calendar Girl by Stars
  • Voice On The Radio by Marie Digby
  • Colorblind by Overtone
  • All Time Low by The Wanted
mar 6 2010 ∞
jan 1 2018 +
  • Gentle Bones
  • The Sam Willows
  • Bastille's Bad Blood

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  • Boys Like Girls
  • We The Kings
  • Rather Be by Clean Bandit
sep 29 2016 ∞
may 6 2017 +
  • Can You Find Me? by The Summer Set
  • We'll Be A Dream by We The Kings
  • Fast Car by Jonas Blue
dec 20 2014 ∞
apr 9 2016 +
  • How To Call A Bluff - My Favorite Highway
  • Masterpiece Theatre - Marianas Trench
  • Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
  • Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
  • Fire Within - Birdy
  • All This Bad Blood - Bastille
  • Native - OneRepublic
dec 25 2013 ∞
jan 6 2018 +
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in order of purchase

  • Dreamer soundtrack
  • Enchanted soundtrack
  • Taylor Swift's Fearless
  • Boys Over Flowers OST 1 (b'day present from my bro)
  • Marie Digby's Breathing Underwater
  • Kris Allen <3
  • Grégory Lemarchal's Rêves
  • Glee the music, season 1 vol. 1
  • Glee the music, season 1 vol. 2
  • Waking Up by OneRepublic
  • How To Call A Bluff by My Favorite Highway
  • Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers!
  • Westlife's Gravity
  • Taylor Swift's Speak Now
  • Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto
  • Westlife's Greatest Hits
  • Kris Allen's Thank You Camellia
  • Taylor Swift's Red
  • The Script's #3
  • Nick Jonas & The Administration's Who I Am
dec 20 2009 ∞
apr 22 2017 +

read

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • 1984 by George Orwell

  to read

  • recs welcome!
aug 20 2011 ∞
apr 22 2018 +
  • Fly with Me by Jonas Brothers
  • Kiss A Girl by Keith Urban
  • Alright With Me by Kris Allen
  • I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
  • Better With You by Kris Allen
nov 19 2010 ∞
jul 1 2012 +
  • Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie
  • Come Back To Me by David Cook
  • Mad World by Gary Jules
mar 13 2011 ∞
jun 19 2011 +
  • Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
  • Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's
  • The Man Who Can't Be Moved by The Script
  • Patience by Take That
jun 19 2011 ∞
aug 10 2011 +
  • Gotta Go My Own Way by High School Musical
  • Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
  • Let It Go by James Bay

-

  • Come Back To Me by David Cook

-

  • We Don't Talk Anymore by Charlie Puth (feat. Selena Gomez)
  • Somebody I Used To Know by Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
apr 30 2017 ∞
may 13 2017 +
  • Even the best fall down sometimes. - Collide by Howie Day
  • You can't take back the words you wish you never said. - Bigger Than Love by My Favorite Highway
  • The worst things in life come free to us. - The A Team by Ed Sheeran
aug 3 2011 ∞
jul 29 2012 +

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  • We'll Be A Dream by We The Kings (feat. Demi Lovato)
  • Never Be What You Want by We Are The In Crowd
  • Good To You by Marianas Trench (feat. Kate Voegele)
jul 31 2010 ∞
sep 19 2011 +
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  • June'05: Korea
  • Dec'05: Taiwan
  • Dec'06: Macau, Hong Kong
  • June'10: UK-France
  • Dec'10: Perth, Australia
  • June'11: Paris, France
  • Nov'11: KL, Malaysia
  • Dec'11: Bangkok, Thailand
  • May'12: Yilan, Taiwan
  • Dec'12: Mauritius
  • Jul'13: USA (New Haven, New York, Washington DC, Boston)
  • Dec'13: Hakuba, Nagano & Tokyo, Japan
  • Dec'13: Penang, Malaysia
  • May'14: Hong Kong
  • Dec'14: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Dec'14: Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara)
  • Jun'15: Phuket, Thailand
  • Jun'15: Paris, France
  • Sept'15: USA (New Haven, New York)
  • Dec'15: Melbourne, Australia
jun 15 2011 ∞
aug 30 2019 +
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  • Paris, France: The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, etcetc!
  • Rome, Italy
  • Barcelona, Spain (Apr 17)
  • Egypt
  • Places in the US: New York (Jul 13)
  • Places in the US (cont'd): LA (Universal Studios!)
  • Greece: Athens
  • Other parts of Spain e.g. Madrid
  • Iceland
  • Jordan
  • Bali
  • Maldives
dec 30 2009 ∞
jun 15 2019 +
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  • nineteen minutes
  • plain truth
  • my sister's keeper
  • the pact
  • salem falls
  • perfect match
  • vanishing acts
  • keeping faith
  • the tenth circle
  • mercy
  • second glance
  • change of heart
  • songs of the humpback whale
  • picture perfect
  • harvesting the heart
  • handle with care
  • house rules
  • sing you home
  • lone wolf
nov 11 2009 ∞
feb 8 2013 +
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  • Climb a mountain
  • Run a marathon
  • Go skydiving
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go snorkelling (Jun'15, sorta in Phuket)
  • Go on the Singapore Flyer (Feb'11)
  • See the real Mona Lisa at The Louvre (Jun'10)
  • Work in a museum
  • Work in a DVD rental store
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Go to an international film festival
  • Ride bareback across an open field
  • Donate blood (Jan'13, for myself though)
  • Make a movie
  • Jump off/dive from a cliff
  • Watch horseracing live
  • Travel alone (Jan'17, in HCMC)
jan 16 2010 ∞
mar 9 2017 +
  • On the other hand, you have different fingers. ~ John Handey
  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela
  • Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all. ~ William Goldman
  • Some things have to be believed to be seen. ~ Ralph Hodgson
  • Time is what keeps things from happening all at once. ~ Graffiti
  • "If I come close, you run away. If I stay still then maybe, slowly, you might come." ~ Kostos
  • There is no remedy for love but to love more. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Pools of sorrow, waves of joy ~ John Lennon & Paul McCartney
nov 11 2009 ∞
dec 20 2009 +
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(ongoing list so will be deleting & adding as necessary, no strikethroughs whatsoever)

  • 2 Days in Paris
  • The Artist
  • Before Sunrise
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Black Hawk Down
  • The Case For Christ
  • Clockwork Orange
  • The Departed
  • Fool's Gold*
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Holiday
  • Insomnia
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Lincoln
  • Mona Lisa Smile
  • Napolean
  • No Country for Old Men
dec 21 2009 ∞
jun 2 2019 +
  • design thinking
  • inbound marketing
  • fintech
  • impact investing
  • pioneer gap
  • impact bonds
  • AI, machine learning
apr 9 2016 ∞
dec 20 2017 +
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  • Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
  • Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
  • Susan Cain: The power of introverts
  • Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
  • Sir Ken Robinson: Schools kill creativity
  • Ben Schwartz: The paradox of choice
  • Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do
  • Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies
  • Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism (23/8)
  • Dan Pink: The Puzzle of motivation (2/5)
  • Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders (2/5)
  • Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law (Oct'14)
  • Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like (Nov'14)
may 24 2013 ∞
nov 25 2018 +

current

  • Justice (Michael Sandel)

paused

  • CS50
  • Machine Learning
may 6 2017 ∞
jan 1 2018 +
  • Church Hill Anglican (Sydney) (Dec '16)
  • Hanoi International Fellowship (Westlake) (Hanoi, Vietnam) (Jan '17)
  • THE WELL International Church (HCMC, Vietnam) (Jan '17)
  • Kehilat HaCarmel (Haifa, Israel) (Mar '17)
  • Gilgal Church (Tel Aviv, Israel) (Mar '17)
  • Church of the Nazarene (Jerusalem, Israel) (Mar '17)
  • King of Kings (Jerusalem, Israel) (Mar '17)
  • Basílica Santa Maria del Mar (Barcelona, Spain) (Apr '17)
  • Euston Church (London, UK) (Apr '17)
  • Shemen Sasson (Jerusalem, Israel) (May '17)
  • All Souls Church, Langham Place (London, UK) (Jun '18)
  • Hillsong Church, Melbourne City Campus (M...
jan 1 2017 ∞
dec 12 2018 +

museums/galleries/exhibitions included

  • Kyoto Museums of Traditional Crafts (Japan '14)
  • National Museum of Art, Osaka (Japan '14)
  • Musee d'Orsay (Paris, Jun'15)
  • Museum Nationale d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, Jun'15)
  • The Louvre (Paris, Jun'15)
  • The Centre Pompidou (Paris, Jun'15)
  • Fondation Custodia (Paris, Jun'15)
  • Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, Jun'15)
  • Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Jun'15)
  • Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Jun'15)
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York, Sept'15)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) (New York, Sept'15)
  • National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Dec'15)
  • Justice & Police Museum (Sydney, Dec'16)
jan 7 2015 ∞
jun 2 2019 +
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to watch

  • Grease
  • Wicked
  • The Lion King
  • Chicago
  • Cats
  • Hamilton
  • Legally Blonde

watched

  • The Phantom of the Opera (2006)
  • It's My Life (2008)
  • Mamma Mia! / film (2008)
  • Les Miserables / film (2012)
  • next to normal (2013)
  • Rent / film (2013)
  • Rent (pangdemonium) (2016)
  • Spring Awakening (student production) (2016)
  • Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London) (2018)
sep 22 2013 ∞
dec 12 2018 +
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  • Imagine Dragons
  • The Wanted
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Gotye
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Keane
  • Olly Murs
  • The Sam Willows
  • 53A
  • Keane
  • Bright Eyes
  • XX
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Modest Mouse
  • A Day To Remember
  • Bastille
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Clean Bandits
  • Avicii
  • U2: The Joshua Tree
jan 15 2013 ∞
may 18 2017 +
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artists/bands I've seen live

  • Superband (2009)
  • Kris Allen, 10 Feb 2010 @ Zirca, Singapore
  • Daughtry, 250910 @ F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2010
  • Adam Lambert, 250910 @ F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2010
  • Westlife Gravity Tour, 031011 @ Singapore Indoor Stadium
  • The Script #3 Tour, 290313 @ Singapore Indoor Stadium
  • Boys Like Girls, 181013 @ ION
  • Sara Bareilles Little Black Dress Tour, 011014 @ Esplanade
  • Gentle Bones, 110616 @ Esplanade
  • OneRepublic, 150917 @ F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2017
  • Ed Sheeran Divide World Tour, 260419 @ National Stadium

must watch if they come to singapore

mar 6 2010 ∞
may 10 2019 +
  • There are many people who go from denial to despair without pausing on the intermediate step of actually solving the problem. ~ Al Gore
  • The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing, and baffling expedience of delays is coming to a close. In its place, we are coming to a period of consequences. ~ Winston Churchill
  • Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. ~ Joel Barker
  • Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~ Maria Robinson
  • "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to t...
aug 8 2010 ∞
mar 25 2013 +

Excerpts from books I've read in the past few years (:

  • Do you think we are all there is in the world? Human beings? Top of the food chain. Or do you think we are absolutely nothing? Random specks on a lump of rock, spinning around a fire? Or do you think we are like the toys of a kid who owns too much? Played with now and then and forgotten in between. ~ Saffy in Caddy Ever After by Hilary McKay
  • That's what love is. That's what love feels like. It explodes inside you like some beautiful flower that blooms in your heart all at once. But hatred? Hatred sits there and waits till you're alone and quiet and it seeps back into your heart after the love has exploded and faded from memory...This love and hatred thing: Is it a choice? My choice?" ~ Jeremy in Rat by Jan Cheripko
  • Instead I hug him. And I am hugged. Hard. And for a long time we stay that way. I ... by Mariah Fredericks
nov 11 2009 ∞
dec 20 2009 +

songs I've heard on the radio which caught my attention & I've googled and found :D

  • (261111) Love You More by Steps let the sky fall down, let the leaves turn brown
  • (180611) Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars happiness will find me, leave the past behind me
  • (180611) A Place In This World by Taylor Swift I'm just a girl, trying to find a place in this world
  • Hang You Up by Yellowcard I hang you up & then I pull you down
  • (160511) The Way It Goes by The Click Five first time just a quick run through/that's just the way it goes
  • (031010) Perfect by Hedley 'cause that's what I said I would do from the start
  • (260910) Like We Used To by A Rocket To The Moon does he watch your favourite movies?/Does he hold you when you cry?
  • (170910) What Do You Got by Bon Jovi What do you got, if you ain't got love/Wh...
aug 14 2010 ∞
nov 28 2011 +

(because i want to preserve the previous one for posterity) But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all? And if you closed your eyes, does it almost feel like you've been here before? How am I gonna be an optimist about it?

feb 2 2014 ∞
nov 12 2014 +
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& the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone but it goes to waste

Could it be worse?

nov 11 2009 ∞
nov 28 2011 +

Jan

  • Singapore, Incomplete by Cherian George

Feb

  • We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Mar

  • Made For Friendship by Drew Hunter

May

  • How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen # $
  • Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong by Gordon Mathews

reading

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
jan 27 2019 ∞
jun 2 2019 +

Jan

  • Minimalism $

Apr

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • A Star is Born
  • On The Basis Of Sex
  • The Lobster

May

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Return
  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley ^

June

  • Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age ^
  • Green Book
  • Before Sunrise
  • Captain Marvel
jan 27 2019 ∞
sep 16 2019 +
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watched

  • Boys Over Flowers (2009)
  • Fated To Love You (2009)
  • My Queen (2010)
  • Personal Taste (2010)
  • Liar Game (Season 1 & 2) (2011)
  • Metamorphosis (2011)
  • Glee Season 2 (2011)
  • City Hunter (2011)
  • Faith (2013)
  • Autumn's Concerto / xia yi zhan, xing fu (2013)
  • Suits (Season 1) (2013)
  • The Heirs (2013)
  • Suits (Season 3) (2014)
  • Descendants of the Sun (2016)
  • Suits (Season 5) (2016)
  • Suits (Season 6) (2017)
  • Westworld (2017)
  • Suits (Season 7) (2017-18)
  • The Good Place (Season 1) (2018)
mar 7 2010 ∞
aug 3 2019 +

Jan

  • The Gospel According to Jesus: What Is Authentic Faith? by John MacArthur
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Feb

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

Apr

  • No God but One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer

May

  • Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me and Other Stories by Cyril Wong
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  • The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

Jun

jan 22 2018 ∞
feb 5 2019 +

Jan

  • Ender's Game
  • The Maze Runner #

Feb

  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Blackhat $

Apr

  • Iron Man #
  • Iron Man 3 #

May

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Deadpool 2

Jun

  • Black Panther
  • The Shape of Water
  • Magic Mike
jan 1 2018 ∞
jan 27 2019 +
  • moisturiser
  • liquid foundation
  • eyeshadow
  • highlighter
  • bronzer (sometimes)
  • lip balm
  • lip primer
  • lipstick
may 10 2019 ∞
may 10 2019 +

Hanoi

  • To Chim Xanh - Bluebirds' Nest
  • Manzi
  • Tang Tret Cosmo
  • Xoan
  • Aroi Dessert Cafe
  • Xofa
  • Kafe
  • Căng-Tin 109
  • Tranquil Books & Coffee
  • Café Phố Cổ

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ngôi Nhà Số 7
  • L'Usine (Le Loi)
  • i.d Cafe
jan 14 2017 ∞
mar 9 2017 +
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  • Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. ~ George Carlin
  • People need loving the most when they deserve it the least. ~ John Harrigan
jul 21 2012 ∞
dec 21 2013 +
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  • MFH hoodie!
  • Westlife's Where We Are
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Diana F+ (bought a Diana Mini!)
  • Cajon
  • Penny Skateboard
  • DSLR with video function

note: borrowed Westlife album from shirlyn; thanks shirlyn :D

dec 21 2009 ∞
jul 10 2014 +
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  • Karate
  • Beatboxing
  • Drums
  • Electric guitar
  • Languages: Latin, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Korean
  • Hip-hop
  • Ukulele

(after 24 dec 2011)

  • Cajon
  • Wakeboarding
jan 16 2010 ∞
sep 22 2014 +