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may 28 2017 ∞
may 28 2017 +
  • 01.01.14
    • sparklers with gang
    • polaroids with gang
    • sleepover at pam's
    • waking up at 11 haha
    • om nom noming at lenas
    • packing my room (is a sisyphean task)
  • 02.01.14
    • SAM with Becks - Biennnale 2013-14. Very compelling and intriguing works
    • Meaningful conversation, touched a little on deeper topics, feelings, emotions.
    • Told Becks that as much as I appreciate my friends' company, I am most comfortable alone, by myself.
    • $11 RamenPlay meal :D
  • 03.01.14
    • MUMMY'S BIRTHDAY :D
jan 1 2014 ∞
jan 3 2014 +
  • reading Murakami in a cafe + tea + pancakes for hours
sep 25 2013 ∞
sep 27 2013 +
  • "The clock upbraids me with the waste of time" -- Twelfth Night a haha
mar 9 2013 ∞
mar 9 2013 +
  • Ruth from Marilynne Robinson's House Keeping
    • Identify w who she is, quiet and introspective and askew
  • Henri from Jeanette Winterson's The Passion
    • Vulnerable, loves wholly and truly but never 'sufficiently'
  • Charlie from Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    • Identify w who he is, understands his high school chronicles and am very much a wallflower too
  • Charlie from Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon
    • I want to hug him
dec 4 2012 ∞
jan 3 2013 +

S1E1:

  • "For some reason, the more people I saw, the more alone I felt"
  • "There are over 800 words in the English language. Their eyes however spoke a more precise code"
  • "Even with years of historical research, the more humans try to define themselves, the more they drown themselves in their own confusion"

S1E2:

  • "They call it sleep...did nothing, thought nothing but made odd noises and sometimes spoke. How could they just lie there all night? There is just so much to learn and explore"
  • "Every taste and texture made my senses explode"
  • "Was he raised by wolves?" (Lori) "No, apparently by Chinese people" (Josh) HAHA
nov 13 2012 ∞
nov 16 2012 +
  • "Well actually, sometimes I feel like we live in totally different worlds, especially when she goes on and on about the minutiae of our daily lives, anything and everything, and a lot of it's meaningless to me." from Newlywed
  • "Oh, I just ride around and observe. To me, trains are like a straight line with no end, so I just go on and on, you know. I'm sure that most people think of trains as safe little boxes that transport them back and forth between their homes and offices." from Newlywed
  • "If you - or anyone on this train, for that matter - thought of life as a kind of train, instead of worrying only about your usual destinations, you'd be surprised how far you could go, just with the money you have in your wallet right now" from Newlywed
  • "It seemed as if we had toured Tokyo from...
nov 14 2012 ∞
nov 14 2012 +
  • wild mushroom soup - Saybons
  • tomato soup - Hot Tomato
  • Mummy's soup
  • campbell chicken noodle soup
  • heinz chicken soup
oct 30 2012 ∞
oct 30 2012 +
  • bus rides to and from school
  • awfully awkward and excruciating Cambridge summer school interview
  • being a smurf five days a week
  • Charlene validating my worth despite being a stranger (thank you, your kindness touched me)
  • Vaagisha calling me on my birthday/night before I flew off to wish me (thank you)
  • Pam and Bimbo surprising me at school <3
  • Me pouncing on Pam and Bimbo then
  • Last SJC Awards Ceremony I will ever have the privilege to attend
  • Last time addressing Mrs Debra Tan
  • Ms Lioe's wedding cum 4H gathering

To add on xx

oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
  • smoked salmon
  • Saybons' wild mushroom soup
  • Saybons' crepes
  • Cambridge crepes omg
  • Yorkshire fish x chips omg
  • Best fries forever chili cheese fries
  • Stir fried mushrooms
  • Fried apples
  • Instant noodles
  • Udders' Earl grey ice cream
  • Salted Caramel's salted caramel ice cream
  • panna cotta
  • Ramen play's ramen
  • ravioli
  • risotto
  • tofu cold
  • tofu (soup restaurant's)
  • Prata wala's butter chicken
  • Campbell chicken noodle soup
  • Strictly Pancakes
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
  • Bed
  • By the River
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
  • Derivative Faith - Jollin Tan (2/1/14)
  • I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (8/1/14)
  • Beside the Sea - (24/1/14)
  • Pillow Talk in Europe and Other Places - Deborah Levy lent by Pam, brilliant (5/2/14)
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger (1/3/14)
  • The Succubus - Vlado Zabot (skimmed through. 15/3/14)
  • The Theory of Light and Matter - Andrew Porter (read at work, beautiful clear & still prose 20/3/14)
  • How to be Alone - Jonathan Franzen (March-ish)
  • Intimacy - Hanif Kareshi (April-ish)
  • Swimming Home - Deborah Levy (17/5/14)
  • I am a Box
  • Fear of Flying - Erica Jong (24/6/14)
  • Earthly Paradise - Colette
jan 2 2014 ∞
dec 19 2014 +
  • Blue is the Warmest Color (12/1/14)
  • Perfect Blue (12/1/14)
  • Her (14/1/14)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (24/1/14) with 3 MJ-Cambridge dudes
  • Moonrise Kingdom (31/1/14-1/2/14)
  • Kill Your Darlings (4/2/14-5/2/14)
  • The Road Less Travelled - Japanese (4/2/14-5/2/14)
  • Magnolia (8/2/14)
  • The Book Thief (16/2/14)
  • Sandcastle (2/3/14)
  • The Conformist (19/4/14)
  • The Amazing Spiderman 2 (3/5/14)
  • Hamlet (2000) (AGAIN) (May-ish)
  • The Help (31/5/14) 'you is kind, you is smart, you is important'
  • The Fault In Our Stars (19/6/14)
  • Pulp Fiction w the peons (21/6/14)
  • Frozen heh (24/6/14)
  • Ender's Game (27/6/14)
jan 12 2014 ∞
dec 28 2014 +
  • fatigue
  • "intellectual curiosity" - should channel it to the immensely stultifying subjects like ecocknomics
mar 5 2013 ∞
mar 8 2013 +
jan 5 2013 ∞
mar 15 2013 +
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  • The Invisible Manuscript by Alfian Sa'at (January)
  • Unmarked Treasure: Poems by Cyril Wong (January)
  • Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre
  • Sophie's World by Jostein Gaardner
jan 3 2013 ∞
jan 19 2013 +

("I told you to be patient/ I told you to be kind/ I told you to be balanced/ I told you to be fine")

(So much to work on)

  • RELIGION
    • Pray regularly
    • Read the bible/spiritual books every now and then
    • Try to pay attention to sermons (difficult)
  • RELATIONSHIPS
    • Be a filial daughter and granddaughter
      • Don't lose temper/raise voice at parents.
      • Tolerate, and if boiling point is reached, simmer and withdraw
    • Be a nice sister
    • Put in the effort to maintain individual ...
jan 1 2013 ∞
jan 1 2013 +
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  • Pocket (Penguin Prison remix) - Goldfrapp
  • The Start of Something - Voxtrot
  • Science of Fear - The Temper Trap
  • Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out - The Antlers
oct 31 2012 ∞
jan 29 2013 +

(tenuous hopes and dreams)

  • Learn to ride and own a motorbike/scooter
  • Live by the sea, even if for a while
  • Backpack around Asia and/or Europe a bit
  • Australia year end/2014
  • Japan 2014
  • Learn to love
  • Write with heart
  • Speak up for what I believe in
  • Learn how to use Photoshop
  • Learn how to use Illustrator
  • Put heart into Photography and develop a style
  • Commit to drawing and painting -- be patient and learn well
dec 28 2012 ∞
feb 15 2013 +

i want a clean break but i don't know how to erase everything and everyone and reinvent myself

nov 11 2012 ∞
nov 11 2012 +

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler :

  • "I think they go their separate and slightly divergent roads to perdition"
  • "Neither of them has any more moral sense than a cat" HAHA
  • "We're his blood. That's the hell of it....I don't want him to die despising his own blood. It was always wild blood, but it wasn't always rotten blood."
  • "What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the nastiness now"

Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter :

nov 14 2012 ∞
nov 14 2012 +
  • convenient company
  • c h a t t e r
  • NTS: no matter what, lift your head high/chin up
  • be true.
  • "The individual and society" How ironic. Or the individual amidst herds
  • they talk shit about you despite you not having done anything to them because they don't understand. they who prize their ceaseless chatter, crowd herding and farces mistake quietness for dullness and are quick to stamp labels on others
  • before this year, I've heard of mugging, but have never heard people calling others a mugger
  • this is proof that I am too fucking whimsical with important choices. I make awfully misinformed decisions in life
  • kacheek looking teacher
  • puddles, puddles aplenty
nov 1 2012 ∞
dec 29 2012 +
  • Be giving and generous
  • Be honest
  • Read widely and deeply
oct 30 2012 ∞
oct 30 2012 +
  • Daily documentation of life/activities
  • Improve handwriting
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
  • "Let not the things of this world ever sway me, I'll run till I finish the race"
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 30 2012 +
  • people
  • nakedness
  • toilets
  • departures
  • conflicts
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
  • Bangkok, Thailand in June 2012
  • Cambridge, UK in August 2012
  • Hong Kong in December 2012
  • Out at sea in December 2012
  • Penang, Malaysia (day trip) in December 2012
  • Phuket, Thailand (day trip) in December 2012
oct 28 2012 ∞
jan 3 2013 +
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  • henna with Kueh
  • spending time with Kueh
  • lepaking with Pam
  • be hungry monsters with Mediterranean Ocean
  • foodie sessions with The Bimbo
  • serenading/jamming with Pam & Becca
  • shopping with The Bimbo
  • outing with Emi
  • Great Wall of China outing
  • eating bread with M and Bird
  • Cambridge chalet
oct 28 2012 ∞
jan 3 2013 +
  • what does __ make you feel?
  • what are your thoughts on particular literature
  • thought provoking questionz
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +

goodreads.com

  • This Is Not Your City - Caitlin Horrocks
  • Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal - Jeanette Winterson
  • To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  • The Great Gataby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Looking For Alaska - John Green
  • Lion's Honey - David Grossman
  • Quiet - Susan Cain
  • A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
  • The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa <3
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chobsky
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
  • The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  • The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
oct 28 2012 ∞
nov 28 2012 +
  • Going for the Stars concert (my first!) alone in 2013(music so brilliant)
  • Completing the Apocalyptical Levels (with a score that exceeded my zero expectations) 2013
  • Starting and completing 'Morality in Everyday Life', a Coursera course, early this year (and did pretty well in it)
  • Had my first tuition job teaching English/Reading to a little girl:)
  • Had my third job ever as a student-care teaching - first time working with children and it was amazing
  • Had my first internship in a profession I never quite saw myself in, for 3.5 months - it was amazing
  • Enrolled in 2B license classes *deep breath* it is going to be a long ride!
  • Befriended K :) through shameless emiaows.
  • Had a Kadate!
jul 20 2014 ∞
jul 20 2014 +
mar 17 2014 ∞
mar 17 2014 +

HOW TO SAVE MONEY

    • Cook lunch and/or dinner
    • Bring a water bottle out all the time
    • Spend less than 5 bucks on meals daily (PREACH AND PRACTICE SIGH)

WHAT NOT TO BUY

WHY SHOULD YOU SAVE MUNNY

    • Save for solo traveling trips in the future
    • Save for motorbiking lessons in the future
    • Save for motorbike in the future
    • Save for little loft/cottage in the future
    • ~$250 for film camera + rolls of film + m...
jan 1 2014 ∞
may 4 2014 +
  • Waterproof Black pen - Sakura Pigma Micron
dec 23 2012 ∞
jan 15 2014 +
  • Playground
    • Ang Mo Kio
    • At beach/park
  • Punggol
dec 6 2012 ∞
jan 15 2014 +
  • Catholic; "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty..."
  • Existentialism
  • The Quiet Cause (rooting for introverts bc I am one)
oct 30 2012 ∞
oct 30 2012 +
  • "SAVE ME OH GREAT LISCULES. WITH THOU ALMIGHTY STRENGTH BESTOWED ON THOU ARMS OF STEEL." 23.9.11
  • "My friend, it is of my deepest pleasure that I have found you in a world so vast" 27.9.11
  • "Trubble" 13.10.11
  • (something really long and sweet from Becca)
  • (exchange of msgs with Kueh on 23.10.11): "Solitude is corrupting me"/"You feel safest in these dead hours"
  • "You are so much more than you think you are" 12.11.11
  • "THE ONE YOU SOUND LIKE YOU'RE GONNA PUNCH SOMEONE".... 05.12.11 - The Bimbo re: my emiaow omg
oct 30 2012 ∞
oct 31 2012 +
  • people you love
  • people who love you back
  • breathing
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
  • exceptindreams.livejournal.com
  • poetryfoundation.org
  • livreordie.wordpress.com
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +
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  • Kueh
  • Becca
  • Mediterranean Ocean
  • Pam
  • Emilia
  • Bimbo
  • Bush
  • Giant
  • Weeliam
  • K
oct 28 2012 ∞
jan 3 2013 +
  • Final Fantasy 3
  • Final Fantasy 7
  • Jubeat
  • Ghost Trick on Nintendo DS
  • L4D
  • Neopets (don't judge)
  • Dragon Nest
oct 28 2012 ∞
nov 10 2012 +
  • Have the same birthday as Barack Obama; 4th August
  • INFJ, Leo
  • Can spell and pronounce my full name backwards. "It sounds like a vegetable!"
  • Floaty//Quiet//Sad//Bookish
oct 11 2012 ∞
apr 21 2015 +
  • being with people I like
  • solitary night walks
  • sleeping on the grass and waking to the stars
  • being by the river
  • "long fractured conversations about everything"
  • deep conversations
  • mutual giving and sharing
  • good books
  • not being a failure in academic terms
  • traveling
  • catching dandelions
  • silence and solitude
  • genuine people
oct 28 2012 ∞
oct 28 2012 +