May 9 2015

Closure.

I think it’s due time that I’m writing this post. Even though it might not seem like it, the past year has been a roller coaster ride for me, and it is only now that I’m getting down to putting things in words. Sometimes I find it really amazing how in just 1 year, so much can happen. My life was in such a huge mess and I have no one to blame except myself for all the choices I made.

And finally, I decided to do something about it. To start of, I decided to break off my relationship of 7 years a few months back. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was something that was for the better. It really took a lot of courage to let go, to accept that it was needed. It was nobody’s fault, maybe we just grew apart or maybe we were just not suitable for each other from the start.

Somehow, everything else seemed to fall in place after that. It’s as if when you finally find the courage to fix something, everything else becomes easier. Looking back, I’ve never regretted anything I chose to do. Every mistake is an experience and I always believe that as long as you managed to learn something good out of it, it’s okay. It also serves as a reminder never to commit the same mistake twice.

At this present moment, my heart has never felt lighter and happier, and I’m glad that my life seems to be back on the right track. This reminds me of something Steve Jobs said in a commencement speech about connecting the dots. I guess things happen for a reason and you might not know why at that present moment.. But you just have to keep faith and trust that one day the dots will somehow connect in the future and the reason for every thing that happened will be clear.

Closure. T has been a part of my blog ever since I started it. And as one chapter of my life ends, another begins. I don’t know what the future holds – definitely scary – but I know that everything will be okay eventually.

This post also serves as a reminder to myself.. I’ll always be reminded of my mistakes, reminded of how I took so many wrong turns before finding my way out, and most importantly, reminded of how I should live my life from now onwards. :)

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Mar 17 2015

Have courage and be kind.

“When there is kindness, there’s goodness, and when there is goodness, there’s magic”

Watched Cinderella over the weekends and to be honest, I wasn’t really interested in the movie. (But my friend wanted to, so ok loh) But throughout the show I kept crying because it was so touching at some parts hahahaha. I’ve watched the original Cinderella cartoon so many times, but it never occurred to me as a sad story. (Lost her mother and father, grew up with evil stepmother and stepsisters and had no one to talk to except mice and a goose) But maybe seeing it in real life settings, made it somehow a little more relatable?

I also liked that the movie was a little different from the original Cinderella. It wasn’t really a love at first sight kind of thing, at least they had some interaction before that.. And the ending where she was going to face the prince as just who she was with no beautiful gown and hair (no magic to help her anymore), and she wasn’t sure if the prince would accept her as who she really is. It’s like teaching us to face the world with courage even though we’re imperfect.

Love the animation, the blue dress, the glass slippers, the house… And the soundtrack too, especially the ending song:

In a perfect storybook the world is brave and good
A hero takes your hand, a sweet love will follow
But life’s a different game, the sorrow and the pain
Only you can change your world tomorrow

Let your smile light up the sky
Keep your spirit soaring high

Trust in your heart and your soul shines forever and ever
Hold fast to kindness, your light shines forever and ever
I believe in you and in me
We are strong

When once upon a time in stories and in rhyme
A moment you can shine and wear your own crown
Be the one that rescues you
Through the clouds you’ll see the blue

Trust in your heart and your soul shines forever and ever
Hold fast to kindness, your light shines forever and ever
I believe in you and in me
We are strong

A bird all alone on the wind can still be strong and sing
Sing

Trust in your heart and your soul shines forever and ever
Hold fast to kindness, your light shines forever and ever
I believe in you and in me
We are strong

The movie was way better than I’d expected and I’m so going to buy the DVD when it’s out!! The kind of movie I’ll re-watch again and again haha.

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Mar 13 2015

Review: Singtel Combo Plan

It has been 3 months since I’ve re-contracted my line with Singtel. If you all remembered, I mentioned previously that I’ve been holding on to my old line which still had the free 12GB which I wasn’t ready to give up… And re-contracting my line was one of the best decisions ever!!

Why?

1) I got to change my phone!!

And I’m loving my iPhone6, especially the camera quality!

2) Previously, I had to fork out additional money because I exceeded my talk time.. Now with the new combo plan, I have 200mins of talk time woohoo!

3) Initially I thought that I can never survive with only 2GB of data. But surprisingly over the past 3 months I’ve been keeping within the 2GB limit. And the funny thing is I’ve been excessively surfing the internet, using YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram outside (and you know that Instagram videos eats up lots of data) BUT YET I still don’t use as much data as before! (I used to use on average of 4GB every month) Was scratching my head because I have no idea why… Then it struck me – It was because of the free Singtel wifi which were available in malls and train stations and I was automatically connected to it once available. It was so convenient and hassle-free that I didn’t even realise it. And unlike those shitty free public WiFi, my Singtel WiFi experience has been great so far, everything loads super quickly (which is no surprise because Singtel’s WiFi is 5 times faster than public WiFi!!).

Being a user of Singtel ever since I’ve gotten my first mobile phone (14 years ago), I seriously have nothing to complain about their services, which is why my family and I have been with Singtel for so long! And thank you Singtel for coming up with the free WiFi hotspots, which really benefits users like me who’s greatly dependent on mobile data.

For more information of the Singtel Combo Plans, you can visit their website at http://info.singtel.com/personal/phones-plans/mobile/postpaid/combo/combo-plans :)

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Mar 8 2015

CNY 2015

Hahaha figured I should document about my lunar/chinese new year before I get too caught up with life again…. *Sighs*

CNY this year is like any other year… Visiting, eat, play cards, talk… Which is really fun to me because I get to be in the company of people I enjoy being with. And it’s the time of the year when I can find tidbits in my house when I have those random urge to snack hahaha.

CNY is also the period where you can dress outrageously and nobody will judge you (I think). But this year I actually didn’t plan my outfits way in advance because I was too busy to even think about it. What made thing worse is that 2 days before CNY, I was down with food poisoning after coming back from Thailand…. :/ But thankfully I felt better to enjoy my holiday!

Day 1:

Day 1 outfit:
Top from some blogshop, skirt from BKK

Hahaha I actually just decided on this outfit like on the actual day…

Just going to spam photos because they’re self-explanatory. All of the photos (except the first) are from my iPhone6. It’s good enough that I don’t feel the urge to use my digital camera anymore!

With my mum.

With Ger and her meh meh which she bought from Taobao just for CNY!! So cute right!

My younger brother (people says that he’s older than me. Thank you thank you)

While waiting for the bus (which took like 20mins to arrive), we took lots and lots of photos. And this is what guys do for the girls…
1) Help to take photos 2) Double up as bags hanger lolol


Oh yes, this year’s CNY was a little different because my cousins gave birth and we had little kids to play with!

With Baby Jerelle!

And this is what I look forward to ever year… Yummy yummy steamboat that my aunt prepares!!!

Day 2:
Our yearly tradition on day 2 of CNY is to go for a nice lunch with all my relatives from my mum’s side. This year, we went to Jumbo @ NSRCC


We also have themes we agree to wear every year and this year it’s midi skirts hahaha. Midis don’t really flatter me but okay la once a year only la!

The one common phrase you’ll keep hearing is “HUAT AH” x10000


My precious little cousin who’s now ‘disturbing’ us on Whatsapp every now and then with a humour that I don’t really understand…. Hahaha. And kids nowadays are really lucky! I only got my first mobile phone when I was 11 (and it wasn’t a smartphone).

“Come let’s take a selfie”

I feel really old around them… But then again they make me feel young haha.


And these were taken when we’re walking…

Such a precious photo.


Back to my house for mahjong after that and this is one of the crazy things we do (shared with Pris & Ger)…… Hahaha. We did win for this round btw!

Ending off the post with this ultra cute sheep! Wishing everyone good health and best of luck in the year of the goat! :)

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