Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gulp! Gulp!

A little quickie before I go off and do my school work and anything related to work. As you would have known, final year is not an easy year. A lot of things to do and time is never on our side at this stage but thankfully, I managed to steal some time to go swimming with my classmate QY, since she's so engrossed about being fit and whatnot, so I figured it would be nice to have a company. After all my workout buddies are simply irregular and swimming was not in the list until last week.

After an unproductive morning in the class listening to presentation where only lecturers bother to listen (I think?) we headed to the pool. Being the newbie I am, okay not so newbie the last time I swam was 5-6 years ago so go figure my swimming skills. There are several reason why I hate swimming...
  1. The smell of chlorine chokes me
  2. The smell of chlorine sticks on the skin for a day even after strong smelling soap
  3. My skin gets darker
  4. Accidentally drink water in the pool and water gets into every opening of your senses. Your eyes, nose, ears, mouth and skin
Since my school swimming pool has no chlorine as they claimed since they use ionized water, I took their word for it and true! No chlorine smell! Although QY said there was.

I was practically struggling (swimming go bonkers!) and water was splashing everywhere, not smooth at all! I bet people from the gym or from the food court were laughing but I swallowed my pride. I don't have goggles so I bought it from Cheers nearby, really how convenient that was. I guess it was money well spent because it includes ear plug! Awesome much!

For the time being whenever I go swimming, I gotta stay by the side of the pool just in case I get too exhausted. Come on, it's Olympic pool, cut me some slack! I have to pause swimming four times to get from one end to the other. I guess my stamina is no match for QY's just yet! Hope it gets better soon!

No my body is aching all over. I need to sleep but it's not the time yet. Ciao!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Today my life is full of colors. Red, blue, purple, magenta, yellow, orange, you name it, I saw the full spectrum of colors this afternoon with my mate Htee. We went to SGF. I was quite surprised to see the bunch of tourist and golden aged people buying their gardening needs and whatnot. Some are even wheelchair bound. How impressive that was, coming down all the way to the heart of Singapore for goodies and gardening needs.

Apparently I was early so I had time to go round Raffles City and got myself something. I missed out buying several needs but I shall go back to M&S soon. There's more than one outlet in anyway.

I was at the SGF for different reason. Nothing to do with gardening or landscaping. Someone even asked if I'm in the landscaping industry. I said no. I appreciate landscaping but it's not something I live to learn.

Sadly, not much freebies. Probably they're afraid all those "kiasu" people will just snatch and grab, and probably kidnap the guy who holds on to the freebies as well. I'm not suggesting, but you know who the main audiences are. They would kill for free stuffs. Hey, it's not a crime, but still got to be sane when snatching away free stuffs.

Apparently there was a photo booth, so we took the opportunity to have our snapshot. By the way, we were clueless where the rest of my classmates went until we were about to leave, we saw them. We went to have our dessert cum dinner. I was full by a plate of waffle. Well, my plate is never empty, thankfully, but sometimes it's more than I could chew. This calls for a bigger mouth and stomach and system.

This slipped off my mind many times, but thanks Deb & Qide for keeping my BB charger for me. Appreciate it loads!

You're the only exception.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Resort World Sentosa

Somehow lifestyle of mine since the start of the second term seems to be holiday, still. Should I be happy? Probably. Worried? Forever more. On the first week of holidays I was in Redang, then a week after that in Bali, then today, I was in Resort World Sentosa (RWS). Only this time, for different motive, school!

Being shuttled and all, team mates and I went around RWS like nobody's business taking photographs (the only free thing to do there perhaps!). I felt small because the made-made marvels are obviously huge! The colors of the building made me feel like I'm in a real animation movie with turquoise roofing and the lazuli colored sky as the backdrop. You probably don't care as much as I do, but I'm loving what my eyes laid on.

Apparently the merchandise sold in Hard Rock (Singapore) is pretty much disappointing. Mainly apparels and tonnes of mugs. Even Bali has more variety like hand phone holder (I have one by my side), credit card holder, umbrella, bath robe, bath mat and other stuffs!

Since we're not suppose to be splurging our money there, hope we're not trespassing(!), we had lots of photographs by 'beach pool'. Similar concept to Bali's Hard Rock, but smaller scale. Still! I regret for not swimming there while I was in Bali! Major period!

The next time I go out to any place, I must really find out what color the organization's uniform/theme color for their staff. Here's the thing, I was at Giant Hypermart and I wore the same color tone as the staff. Then I was in Hard Rock, wearing the same tone, AGAIN! You know what I should do, I can do something like the credit card advert where the person was trying to camouflage with the theater's wall to sneak into the movies!

After RWS, I headed home and BAM! on my bed. I napped for about 3 hours. Is that even called a nap... Now I'm awake, dinner awaits. That's why I should worry if my school days feel like vacation.

I shall get started on my essays so I can free up my time to read my book! Reading makes your imagination run wild in a good way.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Boom, Boom Pow!

I'm about to enter the twilight zone because of the early morning flight and jet lag. Plus all the activities done in Bali since 4 days back, I'm spent, but not wasted. I missed several days of school and thanks to a friend who helped me check my results while I was away. When I'm back my room was all dusty. So let's start from the top.

This is my first afternoon flight, with the sun right above your head. So even being sent to the airport by car does not save us from the torrid heat but at least it minimize sweating! The flight was good because AirAsia was smart enough to allocate my seat by the window, which is my utmost favorite seating spot.

It's the school holidays in Indonesia and probably some parts of Europe, US or Australia as well. That's when you get to see lots of "ang moh" around with a mix of local tourist around. The streets were jam packed at night but it's happening with loud bass music, neon lights, colorful lasers and and people with high spirits. Though some were drunk by Bintang. Minum kayak bintang, jatuh aja ke bumi kapan mabuk!

Anyway, I didn't spend the entire trip in Kuta, I went to several places I've not been to in the previous trip there but one or two of them were repeated because I like the place, the scenery, and the weather!

Initially we wanted to see dolphin but we have to wake up a about 4AM!? I'd rather sleep.

We happen to stay right at the doorstep of nightlife. So it's not easy for us to sleep because the new hotel probably didn't know that they have yet to sound proof their room. My bed was vibrating "Boom! Boom! Boom!" while we were trying to sleep because all the party animals are jumping all over across the road. Other than that the hotel was good, shower (which is important to me) was satisfying, and it comes with complimentary drinking water. I'm a little saddened we didn't get to stay at Hard Rock or somewhere around there because it's full everywhere! All due to last minute bookings!

Thought of running along Kuta beach and lay eyes on "dried fish" (inside joke) but it was getting dark and a little too late when that idea struck my mind! Sigh!

Thanks to my parents for this trip and all!

Anyway once touched down, I headed to school with heavy laptop and notes in a paper bag. My hand hurts TTM. In my return fight, AirAsia assigned me aisle seat, which is never my favorite. People passing by, rubbing their hands on my seat, rubbing their bags on my shoulders, some even have rodent smell, and I'm just afraid some clumsy bloke would drop something on my head while putting stuffs into the cabin compartment and worse, while they talk directly I will be sitting right under getting some drizzle (imagine while you eat...)

Now that I'm back, I seriously need some spanking and a major alarm for wake up call. I need to get my feet on the ground. I was in the lecture with my FYP mates while we were talking I realize in fact, like really, in reality, I'm in my final year in the campus and I will be out after that. Like in a blink of an eye. Seems like it was yesterday when I was enrolled. Seems like it was yesterday I bought my notebook! Well it still look new now, I know several friends were impressed, thanks! A lot of things happen within a span of three years but I did not expect this to feel that fast! Better yet, no Youth Day holiday for us! Why do we even have that day for youths like us in the first place when there's no vacation for us. Might as well name it Children's Day and Children's Boxing Day in the next Children's day. I have no idea what I'm talking about. *Pouts lips - Cassie and Htee, take note*

I headed home after school and I tried to sleep to catch up with my jet lag. Apparently effort gone wasted. I got off my bed to do other personal chores. Tonnes of own laundry to be done, till there's nowhere else to hang dry them, my room is handsomely tidy but dusty because of four days abandonment, my notes are all over the place, and some of my bags are wide open. Any pest can just build a nest inside (this is what I imagine!).

I was a little heated up on my way to school because the train was delayed, by not 6 minutes but about half to one hour! At almost every stop they have to keep the doors open for about 5-10 minutes and people just keep on coming in so the train turned into one gigantic canned sardines. So apart from being late which was totally not my fault because I've made my calculations I will be in school on time and target, my personal space gets smaller and smaller at each stop!

The absence of my ez-link card for the day didn't make things any better. I have to walk from station to school. I'm lack of coins for bus. They must have Standard Ticket for bus as well in the future!

Holidays are over. Over.