Saturday, June 28, 2014

Networking and happy people are awesome!


 Third and fourth pictures explain my blog name. No, actually I thought of some new names:

But I was genuinely laughing - that's why I like these pics soooooo much. And the last one's because I look like I have very defined muscles lol lol.

The past week's aura has given off nothing but negative vibes =.= and I was so depressed yesterday (and for no particular reason) even though I really shouldn't have been. 

Yesterday, I attended a networking session. Was quite nervous about it initially, but wheeeheee it actually turned out to be fun! Never saw that coming, did you? :P 

It turns out that you don't really have to grow thick skin to network. People are there SPECIFICALLY to discuss and explore opportunities. You actually have to have to be thickskinned to NOT mingle. Hahahaha. Oh my god I never thought I'd say this, but it's so fun to meet new people and I wish I can do that every day!! 

Okay maybe not every day. Just more often. And under manageable expectations and pressure. Haha :) 

I think I might have sank halfway into The Abyss of Despair this week, but really. Since when has the Invincible Shu ever been down for long? I ALWAYS bounce back eventually (though there was one period late last year I really thought was the end, lol *drama princess alert*) 

Shot back up LIKE A CANNONBALL. :D 

It's so wonderful to meet upbeat people! We are the driving force of society HAHAHA. Positive outlooks in life FTW! :D 

I hope this is the time where somebody up there is looking down and talking about me, like "See? Everything falls into place eventually. I TOLD YOU SO!"

Ohhhh I soooooo hope that's the case.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Feeling Cranky

And I think I know why.

Last month, around this time, I was going on and on and on about dirty old men. Dirty old men who ogle at girls who could be their daughters, in particular. Men who already have daughters, in more particular. And in case you think I'm talking about you (do you have a reason to?), my angst stemmed from this article:
Control + F "Ogling dads", if you really need to.

Today, I am feeling especially worked up about people who say screwed-up things like:
"That girl is asking to be raped."
"If something happens to her, she deserves it!"

And this stemmed from a photo that has been circulating around social media. I'd post the link, but I don't want to add on to Google Images.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Oh My Sweltering Heat

So I was reading my old blog posts and it seems like just yesterday where I was oohing and ahh-ing over the awesome weather. It's now June, and the Summer-est of our Summer is here. In case you don't get it, it's pretty much Summer in Singapore all year round, and June is one of the hottest months of the year.

I make up my own names and terms often, if you haven't already realised.

Here I am, reading about how I could wear a jacket without having the air conditioner on and be oh-so-comfy. Well it's switched on now and I don't feel very cool. Also, I bathe in cold water these days. I know, I know, the trials and tribulations of a First World Problem Kid.

On second thought, not so much of a kid anymore, eh?

I think I am going to dig out all my summer (wait, Summer-est of Summer) clothes to wear. There was one time a few weeks ago I felt soooooo sick because I was wearing a (kinda) thick knitwear shirt and long pants. It's a wonder how I managed to walk back to the safety of an air-conditioned building. I swear, I felt like all the heat was building up inside me and I'd explode .

And okay this is a very random post. I don't know why I haven't had the mood to post anything for the past 2 months, and here I am, since late this week, with something (albeit not very exciting, haha) every day.

Okay brb I need to go do a Google Search about How to Prevent Heatstroke. And nope, that wasn't a joke. I am really gonna Google it because.... I think it would be the smart thing to do.

Then again, maybe not. Every time I Google something, I become convinced that I have some kind of other rare symptoms for something serious and then I panick.


Hard work pays off! :D


The infamous Data Analysis/Statistics module, that is. The downfall of many Communications students. Fully expecting to just scrape through, I was feeling sheer euphoria (on top of relief) when I found out that I got a B! I feel like Sheldon Cooper's little minion because this is really a humongous achievement for me :D

Never really had an affinity with numbers. Except with money. HA. And up to this day, classmates still remember how my self-intro in class came with "I like to count money". Well, the teacher asked about our hobbies, and I really did (and still do) love to count money. :D

At one point, I honestly lost all hope of passing. And I was always like "all the effort I put in on the other modules will go down the drain boo hoo hoo!" I reckon I spent more effort on this module alone that all the others put together. Working for that was such an agony but it was worth it and I am so happy that it's finally over! :)

Just one more exam (and please don't let me get sick this time, PLEASE.) and I'll be done with school!! Then I'll go on to learning new things - like photography, ukulele, or maybe some new courses on Coursera. Or maybe pick up some public speaking skills?

Second part! Y'all know Bubble Tea is one of my guilty pleasures. Well these days I'm reducing my bubble tea intake, and I think my tummy has gone down a little! While it is never easy to curb your cravings for something soooooooooo yummy, I'd say this is pretty worth it. Better :D

I usually don't take photos like this but thought I'd better mark down this achievement. Haha.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


I promised myself I won't let anybody make me unhappy or irritated, because once I allow it to happen, it's gonna be never-ending and horrible. 

Blah. Too many good things in life to look forward to anyway. 

Oh hi I have Bug Eyes. And Overkill is on purpose, in case you are wondering. AND WHY DO I ALWAYS HAVE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF? 

And I just had to post this. Sure my lower tummy is sticking out quite a bit but hey I don't think I look that bad. And I should dress young-ish while I still can! I'm so lazy that I'll almost definitely need to buy clothes in larger sizes when I'm 40++. You know, lower metabolism rates and all. DRESSES AND SKIRTS FTW.  FTW FTW FTW FTW FTW FTW FTW FTW okay now I'm just being annoying. 

Ootd-ing is fun! Especially when you only get to wear them at home =.= . Coz I don't wanna showcase my flab. And now that I've come to terms with the fact that 99% of the female population don't have perfect bodies, I think I should wear it out lah hor. 

One more okay? Then I go clean my mirror. Paiseh ah hahhahaha.

I keep dressing like this nowadays. Blah. Blah fuahaha blah. I may complain a lot but I AM NOT AS SHAPELESS AS OUTFITS LIKE THIS MAKE ME OUT TO BE. 

Then again, obsessing (Note: "obsessed" and "concerned" are totally different) over trival matters like this is another... sorry thing I hope to eliminate from my life. It's so... pointless,  unless you are Calvin Klein or Donatella Versace - my point being they make their living from thinking about clothes just about all the time. And I am meant for greater things! 

Like... Eating yummy food with my favourite people.

Nomnomnom it was 50% Off Day. :D 

This one obviously was with the folks - and I don't usually eat prawns but this is soooooo good. 

When you see pics with Too Much Food, you know it's the Horrible Greedy Duo With Eyes Bigger Than Stomachs - April & Shu. Last time we Geh Kiang order dessert together with Jumbo Meal until super confident. (we should have decided on desert halfway through the main course)  And ended up shamefacedly asking them to cancel our order. Hahhaha. never even finish main course :( 

And before you get all worked up - we learnt our lesson and never wasted food again (there I go, explaining myself again). 

This one I look after 4 hours of walking! 

Omg I loveeee Skinny Pizza. And ditto the prawns. 

Nothing more satisfying than a oozy oozy chocolate lava cake. Which I took after the Skinny Pizza Feast btw. And then halfway through I got a tummy upset #ideservedit BUT I GOT FINISH HOR I NEVER WASTE

Waited almost an hour for this and that was the restaurant with the shortest queue already =.= 

The day after my brutal exams (just found out I passed btw) 


Tiny expensive burgers which don't come with sides. But super delicioussssss!

There's always space for dessert.

And this needs no explanation. 

Sushi Tei's Salmon Mentai is to-die-for yummehhhh. We ordered the small one first then after that I buay tahan coz super shiooooook so we ordered the big one. Tell you the story about how I discovered this another day - very funny one!!! 

Yup this is pretty much my life ever since my last post! I really need to catch up with the friends I got to know through the blogosphere too. Furree and Tyler in particular. And Fiona too cos she remembers little ol' me. Ha. I feel like a prick for being MIA for so long :(

Very quick snap just a split second before the doors opened! Imagine if I was just a SECOND slower.

Today, I attended a press conference, it was so exciting! I have never been on the receiving end before! :D My badge said "PRESS"! Super huge deal for me cos I used to be the one printing those badges and I'd be sooooooo envious. And everybody looked so smart (both intellectually and visually) on the first day so I wore a blazer to Grace The Event on the second day Lol lol. Super boliao.
And it was a fruitful trip! Oh and I saw the CNBC booth! *starry eyes* I love interviewing people!!! Too bad ah my face too big to fit into one frame lol. Can you imagine if I am ever a newscaster then i will be the famous one with a moniker like HALF FACE SHU. Then I'll pretend I wanna be mysterious just like Sia, but actually it's coz my face too big BAHHH. And I'm super NOT TELEGENIC. But just to be safe - lemme decide on which is my better side :P
Please bear with me as I voice one more gripe about clothes. It's really not my fault that I wear A-line or Skater Skirts. I'd love to wear pencil skirts. JUST THAT I CAN'T BOO HOO (on second thought - scratch the boohoo - it's not a sad thing.)
The truth is that my body shape doesn't allow the waistband to go pass my butt, ok? I've wrecked a skirt trying to squeeze into it before, OF COURSE I KNOW. That resounding snap that reverberated throughout the room was unforgettable. Oh eeww I am exaggerating - nasty habit. And that's not counting the other time my pants split (like HELLO sudden gust of wind) And I think it'd burst if I were to bend/sit down. Hahaha. 

Oh there I go again, obsessing over the little things in life. Really, I can't let this get the better of me.

Oh hey I found photos of myself with short hair! I wanna cut my hair short again! :D 

Oh bought a new dress but now I think I don't dare to wear hahaha :P I'm still contemplating if I should get the black one - but by the time I come to a decision I think it'll be sold out. OR MAYBE IT WILL BE ON SALE HAHAHAHA. 看着办吧。

Was trying to suck my tummy in lol. Next time I won't breathe in too much. 

Four years ago 我没有肚腩的!And i still complained about flab *tries to punch myself* Age is catching up with me :( 


Omg I just deleted a post! I got a bit irritated at somebody this week so I wrote about it to drop a hint because that's how we roll (HAHAHA).

And then today I realised I was kinda cryptic and The Person In Question could be just about anyone and people I'm not talking about will think I'm talking about them.

Then again if you think I might be talking about you, I'm probably - wait, definitely not. You know why? Because pain in the behinds usually don't think they are pain in the behinds. They don't have any self-awareness that's why they become bigger and bigger pains and maybe one day somebody will punch them. These days, pain in the behinds don't bother me much because I have too much too look forward to! :) 

Ok that's all. Hahaha. 

And also SHOOT. I got angry/irritated. I never let myself get angry or irritated these days because bad luck usually follows. In a Series Of Unfortunate Events. Blah. 

All I know is, I never want to be miserable again. And that isn't possible, but heaven knows I can't handle another rough patch so soon. So yep BAD LUCK AVOIDANCE MODE ON.

Also, I just wrote a letter to myself
about the kind of person I never want to be. And then I'll look at it every year to make sure that I don't become that kind of person. Not as in character, more of.... mindset and outlook I guess? Self-praise but sounds like a good idea, hor? You should try it!! :D