Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Photo of the Week: Flower


Yellow's quite a nice colour, isn't it? I'd love to look so nice and stand out from the crowd too, and be good at SOMETHING - whatever something is. But lately I've been feeling that I can't seem to do anything right. I'll never be good at anything. No skillzzz, no talent, no looks, no charisma. Sucks, really, to suck at everything. If you get what I mean.

Anyway.... Ok let's see what happened this week. My exams ended, YAYYYY. Met up with the bestestest people in the world - who're so very accustomed to my quietness and still like me. And erm.. I feel really happy for someone to get the makeover I've always wanted for myself - and she looks amazing. And I went to this really nice thai pub.  Cos I usually only chill at Harry's. And flat beer is always nicer. Ok that's about all, haha.


Click here to find out how to win a Casio Camera! Very easy, really. All you need to do is to vote for me and your name willl go into the lucky draw :) http://herbigfatnose.blogspot.sg/2012/05/i-need-your-help-singapore-blog-awards.html



Thank you, and good luck to all of us :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

OMG I'm a Finalist for the Singapore Blog Awards!

Thank you, thank you, and thank you :)

How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?
Estatic, honoured, maybe a little relieved?  

1.   When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?
I stared blogging when I was 16 when everyone in school did, the blogosphere was THE place for gossip, lastest scoops, and communication then. Haha. A couple of bloglink changes and new blogs later...

And then I talked to a few lecturers and journalists about my dream of being  writer.journalist someday, and was told that having a blog would pump up my portfolio substantially. Having a blog would mean that DIEDIE must write, which also gives me a chance so sharpen my language skills. Wanted to join next year, but there's no time like the present!

How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?
Actually I'm already damn super happy that I actually got considered. I'm not saying this because it's a politically correct thing to say, but I feel like I've already won. Believe it or not, being a finalist was the only goal I set (though it wouldn't hurt to win, haha)

Because I'm the usually the stupid Plain Jane in the background no one ever notices.
Getting this finalist slot is like HEYYYY SOMEBODY ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGED MY EXISTENCE!! Pathetic, I know, but at least I'm honest!



Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?
To change my life and help me work hard towards proving my existence? Trololol.
Or you could see how I grow because I'm working super hard on making content as rare as possible!



To all the other people, if you'd like to vote for me, here're the instructions! You could win yourself a watch, Dominoes Pizza Vouchers, Movie Tix, and much much more!
http://herbigfatnose.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-need-your-help-singapore-blog-awards.html

5 situations you hate to be caught in

Mostly trival, everyday matters. Haha.


1) Jumping Cab Meter
Jumping jumping jumping. And do you ever realise how fixated you get with those few numbers? You just stare and stare at them like you're observing some phenomenon. And when you reach toll stations (or whatever you call them, you know some spots wher eyou gotta pay extra cash), you go AWWWWW NOT AGAIN!


2) Elevator Stopping at EVERY SINGLE FLOOR
Especially when you are in a hurry! It takes eternity! And you stare at the display and think if you're better off taking the stairs. Actually, most of the time, you ARE better off taking the stairs. Because the lift will almost always be packed. And you gotta wait for the next one. And the next. And you'll manage to squeeze into one ONLY if you're lucky!


3) When the toilet's automatic sensor activates the flush before you're done.
Because that is just ewww.



4) Someone behind you gives a GIGANTIC SNEEZE
And you start to visualise droplets of saliva raining all over you. But you can't escape because the place is too crowded. Double eww. That chick/dude better have covered his or her mouth.


5) Cyclists ringing their bikes' bells nonstop
When you've already moved to the extreme side of the path. Hello.... it means I heard you! What do you want me to do? Walk on the road? Btw I cycle too. Haha. So you can't condemn my lack of empathy.




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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo of the Week - Apples

Apples, green and red. I took this photo a few years ago, and might have overdone the blur. Haha.

The point of this photo is... well this sums up what I've been feeling (and why I've been feeling like shit recently)

Is there something wrong about being different?
Or do some people just try too hard to force their own views on everyone else?  Everyone has something to say. Me, for example. I don't party. I wear glasses.I dislike travelling. I'm not attached. I don't wear sleeveless tops. And let me tell you now, there's a reason for everything. And if I told you my reasons, you'll be so very embarrassed and guilty you'd crawl into some hole (and hopefully dry up).

Which, in retrospect, doesn't seem all that bad.
But well what can I say, I like to be mysterious ;)

My point is, just because someone isn't a your clone, or a follower in today's society, it doesn't mean you should try to analyse, assume, jump to dumb conclusions. Because it only shows that you're narrow-minded with too much time on your hands.

And to the others... there is NO right wrong in how you live your life. Well as long as it's legal. Never, never let people dictate how you should live your life. Unless you want to be horribly dull all your life.

Taylor Swift was teased non-stop for singing country songs, and she didn't give up, did she? Look at where she is now, on top of the world.
That could be you if you.  :)

Last Thursday's Photo: Exam Preparation
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Monday, May 21, 2012

I NEED YOUR HELP! (Singapore Blog Awards 2012)

Hi there! So.. surprise surprise, I'm a finalist for the Singapore Blog Awards : Best What-The-Hell-Blog! :)
If you're on this page, it probably means you already have an omy.sg account, so it would be really nice if you could spare a vote for me!

And if you DON'T have an omy account, it means that you're my friend. And if you're my friend, it won't hurt to spend 5 minutes (2 minutes if you're good)  helping me out! :) 

I'm estastic. It's silly, I know, I've been obsessing over this for a few weeks.
Simply because... I don't want to be the invisible one anymore. The one always in the background, the one no one ever notices. Even if I had green hair and Teletubbies painted all over my face.

So I figured, why not join this? It'll make me feel better about myself - though I can't explain why yet. It's an empowering experience hahaha. It also means that someone out there, someone choosing the finalists, ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEGES MY EXISTENCE.

For being the nice person you know you are, you could win these:



HERE'S HOW TO HELP CHANGE MY LIFE!!
STEP 1: Click here:  http://sgblogawards.omy.sg/2012/category/?cat=wth

STEP 2: Scroll right to the bottom, that's where my pic is. Click on 'Vote For Me"
STEP 3: This will pop up, and you can click on REGISTER.

STEP 4: This is the part which worries me because  I can imagine you all clicking on the dreaded red X! But think about it, you know all your particulars better than ABC,won't take you long to type!
You could really do this in less than 5 minutes, you know.
Challenge yourself to finish this in like, 2 minutes. haha. WARRIOR.


LAST STEP: Click on VOTE FOR ME again and change my life. LOLOLOL. BTW you can vote daily :)
You can help me 'like' too, if that's not asking for too much! *shy*

For those of ya all lazy to read.... I'll be doing up a video on Sunday, look out for it!
Have scheduled posts unrelated to the Awards this week!


On a side note.. though I won't be pushing this too much because I don't want this with my heart, mind and soul... You could help me win a Camera, and win the exact one for yourself in the process!  :)


STEP 2: Click the "Show Off" Tab 


Step 3: Like the page and join the contest


STEP 4: Click on 'Vote Now'


STEP 5: Look for my pic on the second page!

GOOD LUCK TO US ALL :D




Sunday, May 20, 2012

5 Things that made you feel good in Primary School

I guess it only applies to people from my era, hahaha. FYI Primary School = 7 to 12 years old, for the non-Singaporeans. :) Those were the days! And we all laugh about out Mushroom Hair when we reminisce. Here's how I looked then- very dispropotionate, I know. Hahaha. And I lost both front teeth at the same time :P

1) Promotion from using pencils to pens
Because pencils are for the babies! Remember the excitement on the first day or school in Primary 3? We went to school, all 'grown-up, armed with new blue pens and correction tape. OH YES and the new cursive-writing skills which we bugged our parents or older siblings to teach us. Don't know why we used to think all grown-ups write in cursive - wonder if kids these days have the same misconception.


2) Getting a new pencilbox from for the new school term
The bigger, more colourful, and more decorations, compartments, springs (think Jack-In-The-Box), the better. How better to start off the new term than to show off? And now... I guess kids show off their new iPads, tablets, and smartphones. Ahhh the good ol' days - life was much simpler then, thank goodness.
Fancy, no? Built-in sharpeners, pop-up castles, some even had music!! From http://www.coolpencilcase.com/pencil_box_s/138.htm


3) Getting  STARS or GOOD WORK in red pen from your teacher

Because compliments were especially impactful when written in red in grown-up cursive :)
The more stars, the better. The more stars, the more ice-cream we get that weekend.


4) Successfully placing a wet handprint on the back of your friend's uniform

Because complete wet handprints are gigantic accomplishments :)
From Microsoft Powerpoint's Clipart. Will take a pic of a real print in a bit!


5) Winning at Hopscotch.
Or five stones. Pick-up Sticks. Skipping Rope Games. Chapteh. Catching.
THE prettiest hopscotch in the world ahaha. Because I played there almost every day 15 years ago. It was blue then, I think!


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UPDATE: Next week, I'll talk about what makes you feel good (but really shouldn't TSKTSK)

Things that Make you Feel Good (That Really Shouldn't)

If you haven't noticed already, I've gotten enough inspiration to have a THEME this month! And this month's theme is.... How to Feel Good. So I hope (or.. maybe not) these make you feel nice.. happy... awesome, fabulous and everything nice!

1) Squeezing Blackheads.

And of course you don't wnat to admit it, but we all KNOW. There's this unexplainable satisfaction about having those annnoying monsters pop out just like that - and your spotless, spotless, nose.

2) Picking up coins from the floor

That someone else dropped. Even if it's just 50cents, it feels like TREASURE, especially if it's gleaming. But of course, YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T, because firstly well (for those with knotty knickers), legally, there's no such thing as Finders Keepers.  Secondly, one sad stranger just lost $$$. Though he/she must have ever chanced upon some other poor souls' lost coins. And let me tell you now you ALWAYS return valuable stuff, because what goes around comes around, and you would want someone to return your iPhone if you lost it, right? Okay Moral Lesson Ended.

3) Unglamorous shots of perfect-looking people
I say this with no remorse :)

4) When the vending machine gives you more than what you paid for.
Actually, that hasn't happened to me before, but from the stories I've heard, there is just something VERY thrilling about this.

5) Getting a seat on a crowded train during rush hour
This doesn't even need an explanation  XD



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Friday, May 18, 2012

Cute Video: Determined Toddler Gets Rejected

Saw this on Tuesday when it had only 1400 likes, it's got 80k+likes now!
Watch this adorable toddler try to hug his friend. She pushes him away repeatly, he lands on the floor each time. He's undeterred, and doesn't stop trying. Keeps following her around with his clumsy toddler steps.

And then he does this funny push-up like thing - I've not no idea what that's really supposed to be, but aiya. So cute lah.
All together now: AWWWW SO CUTE!!!!


And yes, of course. Add 20 years, and this would be completely uncute.
And again... what kinds of TV shows do these kids watch nowadays? haha.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Photo of the Week - Choco Lava Cake and Temptations

Studying always makes me hungrier.

Ooh la laaaa. Have you ever seen anything oh-so-fine? Look at the oozing warm chocolate! And.. moist sponge AND crispy top? There's no other explanation. This is magic. Luscious luscious magic. Hocus Pocus Abracadabra POOSH

Speaking of temptations, I was on the bus yesterday and overheard two ladies talking about how a hooker accosted a man. And for the record, I don't have anything against hookers. Well not really, anyway.

Okay.. you know how they usually approach potential clients, right? That one hooker was really daring. She groped the guy's butt. When he shook his head (to his credit and my admiration) moved away (sorry about what I said about men being sluts
here) and groped his FRONT. I heard he was shocked and horrified and desperately looking around for help.

I'm wondering, if any man would ever file a sexual harrassment report against a woman. (And yes, it would be a valid complaint.)
What do YOU think, and why?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

5 OMG Moments When...



1) Your bladder is full and you have difficulties undoing your belt/zip.
They say time and tide waits for no man... and hopefully.. that doesn't apply to scenarios like this.

2) It suddenly dawns on you that you hit the Snooze button for the millionth time

And you're suddenly wide awake, and miraculously spring out of bed in a mad rush to prepare for school/work. At the same time moaning and groaning about the awesome weather and how great it would be to sleep in.

3) Your ink pen rolls off the table
And that 5seconds seems to unfold in slow motion...your pen lands tip first on the ground... and... DIES.

4) You fall alseep while the (new) hairdresser cuts your fringe
And you open your eyes to the biggest nightmare (which he/he calls a revolutionary breakthrough and tries to convince you that you'll be That Famous Trendsetter of the Decade) Bet you'll never say "Anything la, I trust you!" until he/she gets to know you and your preferences better.

5) You realise you've a text to the wrong person.
And there's no way to stop the message from being sent. You frantically try to switch your phone off... jab the 'Back' button violently, or remove the battery as quickly as you can (and end up being slower than you usually are).
And let me tell you now that those don't work 99% of the time. Haha.


And the unofficial one... when you hear shutter sounds on public transport
EH WALAO STOMP AH!



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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Photo of The Week : Exam Preparation


And everyone knows exams = lack of sleep.


I don't really like coffee (unless it's those from like Starbucks/Coffee Bean etc - but they're SO expensive), so Red Bull's the next best thing to get my caffeine fix! Don't know if it really works, but at least, psychologically, it does!

And with exams, of course, comes gluttony, and in my case, sugar rush. As you can see HERE. I've been eating a pack a day. So much for Healthy Lifestyle.

What do YOU do to keep awake? Good luck to me and y'all who're having exams! I know the RMIT and NTU peeps are done with exams, hope you did well! And when MY exams finish, it's PLAYTIMEEEE! Not really party time because I (very strangely) dislike partying. Oh what can I say, I like to deviate from the norm, having people gossip about me (if people bother to) makes me feel like kinda celebrity-ish!

 
Last Thursday's Photo: Childhood and Playgrounds
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sushi, Hello Kitty, and the Wonders of Technology

 Posting this photo first because I only get (somewhat) nice-looking photos once in a blue moon! Let me bask in my own "normalness" for a while, okay? AND I LOVE HELLO KITTY (and yes I can hear you muttering about the cat with no mouth!)! Trololol.
I forgot why Cheri couldn't make it that day, but it's HER LOSS :P
Cheri you miss us right!  


 SEEEE SO HI-TECH!! Ordering is done though iPad!!! Shy people like me can worry less about having to talk to the waiter/waitresses and having to maintain eye contact. Or when I talk too softly and they can't hear me. Oops the secret is out. Haha. This is why I always pester/plead/beg my friends to help me with my order. =X Sorry la.



Another plus for efficiency. They send your food to you in the bullet-train thingy!! How adorable!! Then you press the yellow button to send the bullet-train somewhere else. Haha. Best for anti-social like me trololol. I'm so anti-social that's why some people think I have no friends and no life. Perhaps I photoshopped my face into these photos so I would't seem so #foreveralone! Now THAT would explain my 86 photo albums on Facebook! You need me to post a pic of someone gaining enlightenment? I'll throw in bright lights and all the works!


As you can see, I already started eating, but Little Miss Slowpoke's still choosing. Haha. TSK. So indecisive! *shakes head*


Special Green Tea! One Spatula is enough. hahahaa. Don't assume you need to put the same amount like tea leaves in tea bags!!! And that hand isn't Posic's hand. That's a photo I took last year or something!


I'm a greedy girl. Haha. Explains my size. But life is short!Forget whose lives revolve around
their and (especially) other's weight and appearances, you only live once!


And... what is a meet-up (even with one missing) without a camwhore session? XD
We made funny expressions but unfortunately the photos turned out.... Okay lets just say even the same old boring smiles are better.





And thank GOODNESS we didn't have to sit here. I swear, I could set a record for being the clumsiest person in the world galaxy. I wonder if there're people who teach stuff like "How to be NOT clumsy'. I'll sign up RIGHT AWAY. And super-pretty people are naturally UN-clumsy. They land lightly when they jump. They get out of cars looking like angels. They.. everything nice lah. Justice DOES NOT EXIST BOOHOO.

Anyway, I had a dream last night about a bomb in the train - MY CABIN. Scary! And as much as I hate living in my grossly hideous and very friendless body, now I know I don't want to die. Not even of a quick death. Because I was the first to rush out of the train when the doors opened (very noisily clumsily, of course) ahahahahaha.  Kiasu Kiasi. ;P


Love,
ShuShu and her imaginary friends!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Have you ever called someone ugly?

Someone who's never done you harm and probably doesn't know of your existence?
Every time I hear a girl call some random stranger 'OMG EWWW SOOOO UGLYYY', I battle the urge to  say "you very pretty meh?'

There are only so many times I can listen to people insult someone's friend, child, parent without reason. "Ugly" is a really strong word and it's screwed up the lives of so many girls. I don't know why some people are so obsessed with putting others down, it's an unhealthy fixation and they should really seek help:)

Here's why I think some people are obsesessed with calling others ugly. Increase of level of disgust is directly proportionate to increase in age.

1) They are victims of insecurity
Insulting others makes them feel better about themselves. They need to bring others down to make themselves feel better. Somehow, they think it makes them less inferior. I don't know, could they be jealous of the other party's achievements?

2) They have nothing better to do
Being friendless, useless and bitter about life and everything, guess that happens! I mean, you need to have a LOT of time to focus your attention on random strangers, victimising them, and also scrutinise every millimeter of their bodies/features, right AND then look for an audience who would give a hoot. How Time Consuming.

3) They get off on insulting others
Oh the quest for pleasure That seems to be one of the only rational explanations - as sick as it sounds.


What do YOU think?

Anyway, before you call someone ugly... you might want to consider....
1) Karma
2) How would you feel if someone called you ugly for nothing?
3) Repurcussions
How many girs' lives get screwed up everyday because of self-esteem issues? Anorexia, self-inflicted injuries, depression, suicide.....
4) Your Image
Nobody wants to be friends with a spiteful bitch.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photo of the Week - Childhood and Playgrounds

I'll  never figure out how we could amuse ourselves with this teeny weeny area the entire morning.

I don't see many screaming kids running kids running around the playground and having fun anymore. Now, they're all glued to their parents' smartphones and tablets. Even the toddlers. What, no good ol' hide and seek and Catch the Baddie and Tag? Even see-saws were fun! (ours used to be wooden planks). We'd try to go up and down as fast as possible, and sometimes event think of flinging our friend off with our 'superhuman strength', but that never did work.

And then we'd climb UP the slide instead of the conventional slide-down. Oh and the fitness stations. We could never really succeed at monkey bars and pull-up/sit-up stations until we the (very elite) senior kindergardeners. And I, aka Miss Klutzy, got giant, liiquid filled blisters from slipping from the bars. Damn you, friction. I never knew of your existence until I was like 9 years old and when we had to learn Science, but obviously you knew me when I was 5! Stalker!

Well guess this all points to me being an old fogeyyyyy. Even empty boxes with a 'door' amused us. The kids of the present are even more tech-savvy than I am!!

Where was YOUR favourite place to play in/at when you were a kid?


Last Thursday's Photo: The Route to Work
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

5 Ways to deal with slow-walking people

Oh slow walking people. They frustrate many so. I don't meant the elderly, physically handicapped, pregnant ladies, or people lugging heavy stuff, etc.I mean those who plod plod plod as if their feet weigh a trillion tons in crowded places during rush hour. Those inconsiderate people are completely OBLIVIOUS to their fellow human being's desperation to reach work/school on time.

Walking at an excruciatiing slow pace is ok, it's not illegal after all, but these people loveeee to walk right SMACK in the middle of the path. You can't even get around them. And in MY country, where every square centimetre of space is VERY VERY TREASURED, most paths are narrow and you can't squeezeeeee.

Slow walking people are usually too busy talking on the phone/flipping their hair/ bobbing their heads to some song that they can't hear your 'excuse me'. Or they'll walk in a ROW and yakyakyak like they'll never see each other again. Walking ina single file for a few minutes won't hurt, you know.

I don't know how it's possibly to walk THAT slowly during rush hour, but obviously some people do, so here're some suggestions on how to deal with them.





1) Sneeze. And Cough.
A lot. Maybe blow your nose, as a good measure.

2) Step on the back of their shoes

By accident of course. You don't want anyone to get hurt. Because you'll be EVEN later for work, and we don't want that to happen, do we :)
Otherwise, just continue walking, and bump into them. And maybe (or not) you should be holding on to some iced water :)


3) Shake your head disapprovingly
When you FINALLY get to overtake him/her. Throw in a theatrical expression. And I have done this before. A few years ago, childish I must say, but it did make me feel better.

4) Scream: COCKCROACH!!!!!
Or throw a fake cockroach/rat and make sure it lands right in front of them. THAT'll teach em! Or something scary. Most of the time, cockroach and spiders work best. It depends on which part of the world you live in, really.

5) Carry a bicycle bell with you, and ring it.
There was an experiment done, and people just moved aside automatically.

6) (Not Official) 'Drop' Your coins and make sure they roll forward.
Watch them scurry scurry scurry after the coins. Oh so they CAN move at non-glacial speeds!

7) (Also not Official) Make some weird animal sounds - preferably a really scary one.
SUGGESTIONS?  :)



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UPDATE: Next week's post's a blast from the past - remember your good old Primary School days? There, I refresh your memory on what made your life awesome! :)
http://herbigfatnose.blogspot.com/2012/05/5-things-that-made-you-feel-good-in_06.html

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Video of The Month - How to be a Celebrity for a Day!

Someone managed to fool an entire mall of shoppers and even security into thinking belieivng that he's a famous celebrity. by having some of his friends act as his fans.
Some girls in the crowd just went screaming OMGOMGOMG. The guy even had security escort him around!


Either he was really convincing, or society is now just OMGOMGOMG.
Oh the perks of being a star, even if it was just for a day.
The security did a good and prompt job (yes, they were doing their job, i mean, not everybody follows entertainment news all the time, right? And with soi many with the crowd, celebrity or not, I think they'd have to provide protection anyway!)

But those "star"struck girls..... hmmmm..... I don't know what to say. Haha. Shallowness is part of human nature, I guess.




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