Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 is My Year

The clock strikes 12. It's new years day. And the world begins celebrating and embracing the start of a new year. It's as if the slate has been wipe clean. New year, new chances. Maybe this year we'll make better choices, make better friends, find love, discover the better things in life. Maybe, just maybe, this year will be better than last. 

And then it dawned on me. I'm turning 20 this year. 2 decades of my life. A new phase altogether. No longer a teenager, not yet an adult. But hitting the big two-o simply means that it's time to grow up, mature a little bit more, take on more responsibilities. Another realisation: I'm graduating next year! (Panic mode on!) Growing up can be so daunting. 

Well I'm not one to make resolutions especially since I know I wouldn't be any good at keeping them. Making them can be so easy. Keeping them, hard. But I've decided, this year is not about what I should or shouldn't do. It's not about how people think I should live and act and behave. 2014 is MY year. 

If there is one thing I resolute to do this year, it is to "Live, not just survive." 
Time to step out of my comfort zone and pursue the things that I want to. It's about time I love myself a little bit more. It's about time I learn to live in the moment and enjoy every ounce of it, because time passes by faster than you know. When the chance passes by, it's gone forever. Who knows what you'll find when you take that chance. This year, I want to LIVE

Thursday, December 12, 2013

FINALLY met up wtih Rah!! Yayerrs! 

Met her after her classes and headed straight to Clementi to get our brows done first. 

The "after" result

Then we took a bus and headed to cafe W39 which is located somewhere in Clementi. Totally loving the decor and concept of this cafe!

Hehe. Pretty girl in front of a pretty display. ❤ 

Rah ordered the Braised Pork Cheek Gruyere Panini and some chicken wings for us to share and I ordered the Braised Lamb Shank Mushroom Panini. I honestly LOVED the food. Total satisfaction.

Had an awesome time catching up with her and information-overloading each other.  Definitely one of the few that I would tell everything to. 

And then she surprised me by getting a slice of their rainbow cake as a birthday cake just because she didn't get to celebrate my birthday with me. NGAWHHH~  Absolutely too cute!

It was the first time that both of us tried rainbow cake. It looks so pretty that both of us didn't want to start first. Haha. 

Thanks RahRah!

I wish for a better year ahead. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I am an absolute sucker for cafes. I just LOVE how cafes look, smell, feel. It's like a mini getaway from the craziness of life. So when Jia suggested going to a cafe for our catch-up sesh, I was in a happy-clappy mood.

We decided to try out Common Man Coffee Roasters which is located on Martin Road. The area is somewhere between Somerset and Clarke Quay which also makes it rather inaccessible if you don't drive but I particularly like cafes that are a little out of the way because then atmosphere will be more peaceful.

The portioning of the food was quite large and needless to say we were stuffed at the end of our meal. 

It was amazing how we managed to cram 4 months into 4 hours of non-stop talking (and drinking lots of water). But it was definitely a long-awaited catch-up. So thankful for the time that I got to spend with her, talking about the past, the present and the future. 

Love you much babe! ❤ 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The truth is..

We are difficult people to handle. We may seem open and so straightforward. If you knew not to take everything at face value, you would know. We're not such simple people. We are complicated. Confused. Messed up. Broken. Vulnerable. Scared. We are the walking contradictions that you need time to understand. We're never that simple. Life taught us that being simple makes us an easy target of hurt.

I don't want to get hurt. So the defenses build up. Numb yourself. If you can't feel, you can't hurt. Don't let your guard down. Even when they seem to give you a reason to. Keep your guard up and see how long they fight for you. If they don't fight long enough, they're not worth it. They can't handle you at your worst so why let them stay?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

'Cause it's too cold
For you here and now
So let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater