Monday, January 27, 2014

Baby it's cold outside

I hope I got the lyrics right. If not well... I'll make that my catchphrase. Or maybe not. There aren't many scenarios to use this phrase in! A :D


You know, the last time I wore this, everybody laughed at me. Hmph. Well they can take their laughs back! Heh. Because the way the weather is now, I'll definitely be able to get away with wearing this! 

We've almost never (maybe never ever) had weather like this. Not long-term, anyway. The weather these few weeks has been absolutely GLORIOUS. I mean, it's always either scorching hot or humid, and now it's like Hong Kong in March! And it doesn't rain. I wish it'd be like this forever. Waking up to cool weather under my fluffy blankets feels soooo good. And yes there is a whole lot of difference between air-conditioning and natural chilliness! I stall treasure this forever. Hahaha. 

I'm wearing a jacket now and it feels sooooooo good. When do you ever wear a jacket in Singapore, IN AN NON-AIR CONDITIONED ROOM? 

I don't want to take a photo of myself now because I'm in a full relaxed-to-the-point-of-no-human-should-see-me-mode, but here's a pic of me in the same jacket. Hahaha. 

Oh what the hell. Here it is. Heh. Took a pic and it didn't turn out as horrible as I thought it would! (edit: I suddenly think I may regret this someday but oh well)


That's me with my trillion pillows and one-out-of-many soft toys (most of them are gifts <3)! My mother is always on my case for not combing my hair :x 

It's so cool these days that we had ice-cream outdoors and the ice-cream didn't melt at the speed of light! 
And we were really greedy hahaha. Everybody else ordered just one scoop of ice-cream but we ordered 2, and wondered why the waiter gave us 2 sets of utensils :x Oops. But it was soooooo good!!! :D 

And I wore a winter-style dress and leggings. Oh weather, weather, please stay longer. Oh hey it rhymes!! :D 






Friday, January 24, 2014

OMG HELLO AGAIN

Hello it's me again! :D

Well, duh. Who else can it be, it's my blog, and there are at least 10 photos of me in the banner! (edit: I just checked, there're only 8.)

I don't know what's going to happen when something bad happens and bursts my bubble. So while taking in mine my Don't Be Too Happy strategy, I'm going to write happy-ish stuff while I can. Haha. 

Oh wait my neighbours just came home. Lemme go say hi to the kids! Oops too slow. Just heard them shut the door!

This is what I'm drinking now. And Hello Kitty just surfaced from the deep, deep sea of frothy apple juice to say Hiiiii! 



And I went to the nursery just now! Well, I went to Chinatown first but it was soooooo crowded that I didn't feel like taking out my phone at all. I regret it now.  It's the CHINESE NEW YEAR CROWD!!!  Arghhhhh. Oh, nursery as in Flower Shop, and not playgroup. Hahaha.
 



Ahhh flowers I love flowers!!!! And I'd have taken a dozen more photos if I wasn't so afraid that somebody was gonna tap me on the shoulder and say "Hey Miss. You can't take photos here". But anyway, Sneaky Shu managed get a few quick snaps, yayyyy! :D 

And this is what's going into my tummy next. Hopefully not all 6 packets. *burp*

But I really need the energy (HAHA EXCUSES) because I got two letters in the mail this week and I can't wait to reply!!! 


Yes. Haha. We are together on every social media platform, but still write letters. But it's soooooo fun!! Friends from school, please feel free to be my pen pal! I love writing letters!! :D Everyone was so enthusiastic about it at first and now some only want to receive letters but not write :( 

And this is what's in my line of sight now:


This letter set is soooo adorable! Even the interior of the envelope is printed!! 

Oh I am going to write a letter to myself now. I'm sorry if you think it's strange (well, maybe not), but 30 years down the road, you may be like "awwww I wish I did that!!"

It's funny to look at old entries/photos. Just like how I found this one, when I wore a shirt with the caption "Coffee, tea or me? I'm as nice!" I still have that short (well, it's cute okayyyy) but I can't bring myself to wear it because I'm olddddderrrrrrr now zzzzzzzz.


Just now, my mum took a photo of me when I wasn't looking, and it was so horrifying. Worst angle ever! Which makes me wonder what people think when they walk past my table, because it's the same angle. Gahhhh to profiles. Especially the left one! Maybe I DO need to do something to my fringe. 

I'm now like, HAHAHAHA I LOOK HORRIBLE. Some time ago I'd have been all 'OMG FML I LOOK LIKE $^%{^{{ MAYBE I SHOULD JUST GO INTO HIBERNATION AND NEVER WAKE UP!"

Btw I got a new watch! I love it! I've been wearing the one and only black
$18 watch since forever. Hahaha. 



That was my default watch. And now I have two! And this is my arm swag for tomorrow. Hahahaha. 


I really should start wearing them on a rotational basis. Sigh. My stupid habit of comfort with familiarity at work again. BUT THAT WILL CHANGE!!!!! :) 

Do you ever have problems getting out of your comfort zone? We can overcome this together! :D 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In class!

OMG I am in class now and I'm feeling kinda sad because it's the last module that I'll need to attend a lecture for! :(

What a nerd, you must be thinking. HAHAHA. But really. I'll miss school. Somehow. But not the research modules and the mad rush at the bus stop! Oh god the bus stop. Okay maybe I don't miss school that much after all. Won't miss being in a half-asleep mode in class either. Hahaha.

I'll miss the library, the random people I talk to. I'll miss listening to my tutors. Tthe food at school. And I miss feeling so pretty darn cool for going to work and then rushing to school and rushing home and friends asking "why aren't you tired?" 

Oh man it's the first lesson today and this tutor (one of my favourites) always does this "self-introduction" thing! Then again, surprisingly, I don't feel like I'm gonna have a heart attack soon. YAY ME!! :D 

My lunch!! Double beef patty (yep i upgraded hahaha) on a already  larger-than-normal burger and I ordered an extra side of chicken drumlets. I am horrible. Hahaha nah. I left half the burger for my pre-class dinner. Even though yes, I was fully capable of polishing the entire meal. Hahaha. 

Sometimes I like to be alone (that's just me, okay) and today, I thought I was gonna have a nice time eating and enjoying my own company.... Let me complain on this social platform too.


But he kept going. Grrrrr. 
#itsok
#whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger
#brilliantselfcontrol
#serialfingersucker
#maybeishouldgatherlotsofspit
#thenclearthroatmajestically

Today's a lazier-than-usual makeup day because I want go to bed as soon as possible when I get home. Every second counts, you know? Especially when I take at least 20 minutes to dry my hair! 


Lol lol lol I was prepping my phone for selfie-time and then my classmate said something funny. OUT OF THE BLUE.


This is already considered a good shot (which is why I dare to upload it). #datnose Now you know why I don't laugh much.

Actually, when feel a laugh coming, I either turn away, or spriiiint to the bathroom to laugh my guts out. Hahahaha. 

Don't know how some people manage to laugh so daintily. I look like I'm in spasm. Sometimes I even snort.  Fortunately, only occasionally. Hahahaha.  *SNORT*

*SNORT*
*SNORT*
*SNORT*
*SNORT*

I am so desirable. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Gonna sleep at 9.30pm!

Hello. Shall we make this "Hello" greeting and same pose/same angle photo a mandatory prelude to every blog post? Oh well who am I asking anyway. Myself? Because I'll say yes to anything I ask myself. Haha. Okay I don't make sense.

It's only 9.30pm and I'm so tired! But it's a good kind of tired. Like some adrenaline rush thing. So busy at work today that I think I fell into the deeper of the deep REM sleep on the bus just now! 
Bahhhh. The dreams are about to come, no doubt. But I like this kind of speed, somehow. And the feeling of self-satisfaction when I multi-task successfully. I don't have the energy to explain it now, hahaha.

Here's the aftermath of a busy day. Before & After HAHAHA. And I have a feeling my hair's never going to grow to it's original length again. Damn you, rough patch. You make me do the craziest things. Well, actually this is the only crazy thing I've ever done. Hahaha.

I think it's fun to talk to myself. I think it's even more fun to have people who won't judge me read my blog and comment! 

I took a pic of my side profile today. I think I should submit a photo of myself for some Halloween contest next year lol lol lol I have a high chance of winning something nice. Like a phone or iPad. OR MAYBE A CAR. There's this guy in my office with a really nice side profile. And he walks across the room A LOT cos a lot of people need his help.  Sometimes I stareeeee in  jealousy (ok, more like envy) but I hope people won't get the wrong idea HAHAHA.

Okay it's 10pm. Goodnight! :) 

Wouldn't it be funny if the guy with a nice side profile reads this? But then again, I doubt he'll be like "Nice side profile? OH HEY THAT'S ME!!!!" 

Okay thanks for bearing with me. Goodnight for real! 

Good morning! Boy, I had a good night's rest. And I woke up to Instagram notifications and I was thinking, maybe a photo with filter is better? Waddaya think? 

Sometimes I like to clam up and let nobody know nothin' about me, but today I'm feeling absurdly different, so I here I am, boring you with my breakfast. 

I can imagine you thinking: "okok fine, Shu, you can continue being a mystery, it's really fine, don't worry!!!!:D" 

Hahhahaa well. Okay bye I am done humouring myself. 



Saturday, January 18, 2014

A sure sign that I'm aging

Hello again! And I have absolutely no idea why I've been starting every blog post with "HELLO".

And I really need to start practicing taking photos at different angles.

You know what? This week, I realised that I am indeed getting older. I saw my neighbour (the one I'm always talking about) bringing the youngest kid out on his toy car. Besides the thing about him WAVING AT ME ENTHUSIASTICALLY (and clumsily) WHEN HE DOESNT EVEN KNOW HOW TO TALK YET OMG *SQUEAL* , I did something my friends and I used to laugh at when we were younger.

You know how, during Chinese New Year, it always seemed like all adults could say was "WAH SO BIG ALREADY AH! You've grown taller!!"

And it was an involuntary reaction went I went:

"WAH SO BIG ALREADY AH!!!"

Hahahahaha.

Don't know why my neighbour's kids like me so much, since you know, I am the undisputed Queen of Sleeping Bitchface Syndrome. Hahaha.

Oh, and I've thinking about trimming my fringe. I don't want bangs, but just shorter fringe that I can sweep to the side? Haha. Fringe. Such a small percentage of hair, but so important, and so cumbersome to maintain/manage. Haha.


And look at what I found for $2.50! Topped with hazelnut chocolate icing, and chockful of cream cheese inside! Luscious with a capital L! Sorry, no fanciful description today because my brain is exhausted from being all wordsmith-sy this week!!

This ootd was from this week when I was very disgusting and wanted to look cute/sweet. THERE'S EVEN A RIBBON AT THE SIDE WOOHOO. So what if I look chubbier than usual in this outfit. Hahahaha. And you know what? I was gonna trash this because I don't wear sleeveless dresses and this one looks horrible with a cardigan. My mother then suggested this combination HAHAH so yayyyy I have one more outfit! :D




Wait, I found a pic of the fringe I wanna get!! Maybe a little shorter and kinda ascending? Damn. Haha. I was skinny. And... unhappy. Can you believe it, I used to be on cloud nine when my collarbone stuck out in photos. Like "HEY EVERYBODY LOOK!! MY COLLARBONES MACHAM CAN COLLECT WATER LEH. COOL HOR?!?!"


And when my fringe gets less... Straight, I'll go for the tousled look. Hahaha. Wait. Let me see if I can find a photo.

Sorry, this is the best I could get from my camera roll. Hahaha. Will see what I can get from my computer later!! 


Hmmm what else? Oh, I've just started to watch Big Bang Theory It's pretty funny, but I can't relate to the characters' lives as uncannily as I can relate to the characters in How I Met Your Mother. Which reminds me, I'm still missing 3 seasons from my DVD collection. That's about $100 to fork out, bleah.
Yesterday, a colleague who had only been introduced to me ONCE called me by my name!!! You know, people usually take a few tries to remember my name (if they notice my presence/remember my existence at all, boo) so I was all "OMG YOU REMEMBER MY NAME?!?!?!?!?!?!" And I think may have come across as a tad too dramatic. HAHA.

Last thing. I got my favourite lecturer for my final module in school!! :D

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Should people be nice?

Hello I am a philosopher today. HAHA. You know, since a few years ago,I firmly believed that "nice" is a synonym for "pushover", and you're pretty much screwed for life.

Which is why don't allow bitchiness from myself, but I don't go all out to be nice either. But then I just read this lady's blog and then OMG I AM BORING YOU AREN'T I. 

Got this off Facebook. Funny thing is, as true as this is, you'll only believe in it after the storm has passed so... Hang in there! :)



Anyway, all you need to remember is that I am not a very nice person anymore so you can't bully me and it's almost impossible to detect my weaknesses and absolutely impossible to use my weaknesses against me lah. Hahaha. And I've since mastered The Art of Deflection, so when it comes to how much I want people to know about me, I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO PULLS THE STRINGS. The rest of you...Hi, my name is Shushu and I am afraid of giant flying cockroaches and that is my only weakness, it's nice to meet you too! :D

Okay that's all.

Oh did you know some people eat mangos with dark soy sauce? I had no idea until last Friday! 

Oh I am still waiting (if you've ever watched the Matrix) for Morpheus (oh hey autocorrect recognises his name!) to tell me "NOTHING IS REAL". Then, take the blue pill, I will! 

Oh and have you ever wondered, why some people find happiness and fufillment so early in life, and some of us have to take so many detours and fall into so many holes (thankfully not bottomless pits) along the way? 

I told you I am a philosopher today. Hahaha. Okay bye! 


Oh, and I don't care if I have to watch it alone, but I wanna watch One Chance because I love stories of how underdogs triumph despite the odds! :D 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

WEEKEND!! :D

OMG so many things have happened this week, but as usual, I ain't gonna let myself be too happy about it because whenever I am, something bad happens. HA I KNOW HOW YOU WORK. But it's okay. I'll savour everything and treasure the memories. Lol. Until I wake up, maybe. I still think I may be in a coma or something in real life, and I'm in some medically induced dream now (mercifully administered because I was such a wreck) Sigh.

Speaking of dreams, all I dreamt about last night was that I had exams today, and I haven't even touched my books because the semester hasn't even started. The dream got me exhausted and in my semi-conscious state, I ended up hitting the "stop" instead of "snooze" button. But I somehow managed to wake up, just 20 minutes late. Thank goodness! Luck, please last longer :D

And I AM GOING TO BORE YOU WITH MY HAIR AGAIN. The HOLE is back arghhhh and only April understands what I mean because we always go "MY HAIR GOT HOLE BOOHOO" together. Hahaha. I have one soul mate lol lol.
And I've given up trying to explain the "hole-in-the-hair" theory so if you figure it out, then you figure it out. If not then too bad. Hahaha.

And here I go again.... I MISS MY LONG HAIRRRRR.
Sorry for the expression hahaha (like you've never done anything stupid when you were younger) but these pics are so similar in other ways that I just had to post a comparison!

Oh, yesterday I was in the lift with two little kids and their grandma, and one of the little kiddies told me "再见美丽的姐姐!" (Goodbye pretty big sister!) HAHAHA SO CUTE.  那么小嘴吧就那么甜. I'm sorry he had to lie for my sake please don't penalise an adorable 3-year old for a white lie hahaha.

Okay have a fab weekend y'all!
And this is why I usually take photos at this angle. No More Hole.


Goodnight!
Love, from the most ordinary girl in the whole wide world - no matter how much she tries to be just a little special.

Monday, January 6, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEARRRR




And yes, I'm that annoying girl who drags the last word with a trillion letters. Doesn't deter you from dropping by though :P 

You know how I spent the first weekend of the New Year? In bed feeling sick and woooooooozy. But I keep thinking how lucky I am because, how horrible would it be if I got sick on the first Monday of the year? And then my bed's so soft and my bolster's so soft and cool too. I don't remember much of the weekend but I'm feeling oh-so-fine now!

And here's what I typed (more like attempted to) in my semi-conscious state.

But before that, here's something for fun, in case you hate wordy posts. I got this off Facebook and guess what I got? Love, Popularity, and Money! HA HA HA. Couldn't be further from reality. I searched for all the other words and these three are the most unrealistic ones. I mean, apart from 'beauty'. Hahaha.



Hello, I am typing this as I'm tearing (not crying, mind you) because I am sick. Way to usher in the new year. But then again, I get sick like, once a year on the average, so it's all good! I'm so thankful that I got sick on a Friday (I'll be as right as rain by Sunday night) AND found some Panadol in my workdesk to tide me through the day! So I was thinking, I'm actually pretty lucky to


-pause-

Can you imagine, I had to take a break before getting back to this. Which may actually be a good thing because when I'm down with fever, I remind myself of Drunk Marshall in Alantic City just before Lilly was about to give birth. Hahaha. Sorry if you don't know what I'm talking about, you're missing out! Go buy all the How I Met Your Mother DVDs, NOW!  Right, so I was saying


-pause again-

Oh well... it looks like the blog post didn't make it past last night. Good morning! I feel so much better today! So, on with how I celebrated the new year!


-pause, last time, I promise-

Oops. Okay, this is for real, because I'm sitting at my table ad facing my laptop now. Told ya I'll be fine by Sunday night.

Here is the last (awkward) photo of 2013, and the first (well-its-proportionate) photo of 2014. This is obviously a sign that as horrible as 2013 was 2014 is going to be wayyyyy better.

And yes, I happen to like this photo JUST BECAUSE it is overexposed. Not always, but why do I need to explain myself, anyway?

And those wires you see are in-ear headphones hahaha. Because I am that sensitive to loud noises. We were in a restaurant/bar with a live band you see. I swear, I took them for a few seconds and I thought my eardrums were gonna explode. This headphones are amazingly noise-cancelling. Last week, I was listening to music, and my mum was talking to me - I could see her lips moving but heard nothing at all!!

Okay back to topic. And I don't have a lot of good pictures because we were seated on high chairs and the scardey cat I am, didn't dare to move much.

Presenting.. Ground Zero, my favourite (not that I've seen a lot) band so far! They can really get the crowd going, and it helps that I happen to love all the songs they play :D 



And these were only part of what we ordered! The fried white bait fish is looooove. And of course, the duck pizza I'm always going on and on and on about. Hahahah :D Btw you see the foam   on the beer? It's frozen, AND lychee-flavoured! 

I don't know why I kept screaming when they tried to scare me with balloons (from the party pack) since you know, I had some magical noise-cancelling plugs in my ear. And then later, hundreds of balloons were released from the ceiling @.@ 

 Oh if you can't see the words on the screen, it says "Stereo Hearts- Maroon 5", and it was the first song they sang, AND IT WAS MY REQUEST!!!!! :D 


And I spammed the dedication number and I was so carried away that I typed "frog" instead of "fox" and then it showed up on screen like a gazillion times. (Got the Simple Plan title wrong too, man what was wrong with me? Haha) And yes, they did sing it, and got the birthday girls and boys on stage to dance! Hahaha. And one of the girls looked like me lol. *videos later*


Oh, we had our belated Christmas Gift Exchange too!! *Trademark squeal* I looooove what I got, and I hope you girls love yours too!! 



Here's the crowd at 2am. And Singaporeans are a happening bunch. The trains were packed to the brim (but I managed to get a seat, teehee) 


And then I woke up at 9am the next morning for dim sum with my parents. First meal of 2014, yay!!!



And look at what my dad did to Eeyore. 

Oh and some highlights of the week:
1) My friend got a poodle, so guess I'll be  stalking her (even more) frequently on Instagram! 

2) I got home and my neighbours' kid ran to my door, grinned at me, and stuck out her hand for a handshake. OMG KIDS ARE SO CUTE. 

Oh last thing. Here are some clothes which I stuffed into the corners of my wardrobe because I thought they looked hideous. Actually, now I think they look pretty good hahaha so YAY to (somewhat) new clothes! 



Oh it's almost midnight, YES I have miraculously recovered from fever, cough, and flu! Thank you, thank you for always only plaguing me for three days. I'm trying to be sarcastic- I'm genuniely grateful. Please let me enjoy this minimal-bumps journey for a little more coz I haven't really recovered from the avalanche of ultra-smelly dung last year! Please.