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Thursday, October 25, 2007
ikea + plasing + sentosa! 9:04 AM

umm, where to start, huh?

okiedokie, so, last saturday, jesslynne and i went to IKEA!! FINALLY!! AFTER WEEKS OF WAITING!

and every trip to ikea is an adventure (at least for me), hehe. not only did we buy a bunch of stuff, i also met a guy who has a striking resemblence with koko jay!! only koko jay is much cooler. HAHAHA.

then, because we bought two tall shelves, we had to get all the goods delivered. sunday, i was rushing from fort canning park to my hostel because the ikea guy called me, in the middle of my lonesome photo-taking experience. AIYOUW! so kanjiong lah me... and it was an extremely HOT day, i almost fainted when i got back!

BUT THEN, all the fatigue faded away once i saw my precious stuff... SWEET, SWEET IKEA!

and we're sooo KIKIR (a.k.a kiasu) that we didn't bother to ask the ikea guys to assemble them for us. we believe that assembling them ourselves is the fun part of it all.


we successfully managed to put together one small bathroom-scale storage unit for our small cupboard. then, next, we tried to assemble this cheap-cheap bookshelf that we bought for only $29. AND WE COULDN'T, because we need a DRILL to assemble it and we don't have one.

so, we were, like, "NOW WHAT?"

hahahaha, stupid, right? LUCKILY, we were able to assemble our most coveted pieces--we bought two of trofast shelving units, each for $79--with MUCH EFFORT, i tell you. although, luckily for me, jez is bloody STRONG LEH, so i don't need to bust my ass out so much.

ooh yes, we rock. in the background are our precious trofast shelves!

oohh, on wednesday, after going to the stupid park AGAIN (but i got great pictures that day!), i went on a solo trip to plaza singapura, which wasn't far from there. and i tell you, in plasing, they got EYE CANDY EVERYWHERE!! whoah, i was blinded by the number of pretty goodies that i wanted to buy (but i couldn't because i only have $18 in my camera bag haha).

~ the TIMES bookstore promotion! they got 20% discount on several interesting titles, including two drawing-courses books!
~ the scrapbook shop... they got all sorts of papers, materials, and whatever-you-name-it stuffs, and they were so pretty... AND EXPENSIVE, MIND YOU.
~ of course, DAISOOO! ahahahahha, mind you, the daiso in singapore is cheaper than in indonesia.
and if you have time to browse carefully, they have all sorts of cool goodies that you can snatch at only $2--okay i'm starting to sound like the saleslady.

ooh, and i broke my 3D project. SO SAD! stupid oven, stupid technician who never warn me. (riteeeee, just blame everyone)

oh, and TOMORROW (or shall i say today), is NAFA SPORTS DAY! why am i so excited, anyway?? hahaha, it's held in SENTOSA, by the way. my 2nd-year friends said that last year's event was quite boring, so i'm not so positive about tomorrow. or today. and dammit, i gotta wake up early to meet up with my friends @harbourfront.

Friday, October 19, 2007
tuesday's entry 6:06 AM

WHAT WAS I THINKING, when i suggested for us to go to Fort Canning Park today?

so, here's the 411. today, my classmates arranged for us to meet @ school (tho we don't hv class) to take the free entry ticket for NAFA Sports Day @ Sentosa. very unfortunately for kim and yulin, interior design students are actually supposed to take theirs TOMORROW, instead of today! misinformation, hello? and in the end it only took us around 10mins to take the tickets, and then we were left with a big question of "WHERE TO GO NOW?"

since i've been planning to go to the park all night, i blatantly suggested that we go photo-taking there, which is (according to a free tourist map i obtained) within walking distance of our school. kim leng agreed at once, and after a bit of persuasion, i managed to get junzhu to come along. HOORAY FOR ME!

for this photo-taking excursion, i have prepared my small kodak camera and a bunch of optimism! mind you, taking pictures is no longer a fun activity for me--more like a burden on my back. we are required to take photos of a "special quality" or wtv, basically, anything to please the teacher. GRRR. now where's the fun in that, huh?

all the way to the park, zhu kept mumbling (heh, more like chanting) "RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN!" and kim leng and i were, like, "noooo waaaaaay!!" but the sky was already so cloudy! i was soo scared that it was going to rain--i mean, i hv to submit the photos by tomorrow, you know??

luckily it didn't rain. yet.

we spent some time walking around the park, taking pictures... then suddenly zhu began calling my name. "EEEHHH LOOK, LOOK, A SQUIRREL!" and after a lot of eye-squinting and squirrel-calls, i spotted a furry greyish animal jumping from branch to branch! too bad it was too far up and i couldn't take a picture of it, though...

then we went back to the national museum, which was right outside the park gates, to pick up sandra. and then we waited for the rain, because we wouldn't wanna be stuck in the park when it rains.

which was quite enuff time for us to fool around! zhu, kim leng, and i were all seated on this bench on castors, and kim leng suddenly moved the bench all around the empty hallway.. zhu was happily pretending to be in a boat, and honestly i don't remember what i was doing, and sandra was taking a video of the stupid moment.

THEN CAME THIS SECURITY GUARD. uh-oh, can anybody say, BUSTED?? hahaha, in the end we were told to put the bench back to its position and stop moving it around. if anybody's interested, sandra got the video in her blog!

when we walked back to the park, we stopped by this GIGANTIC BELLPEPPER SCULPTURE, which was appropriately named PEDAS-PEDAS.

then i took some more pictures. i really, really wanted to take the historical remnants that i expected to be there, but i couldn't even find my way to the bloody cannon! and i'm kinda disappointed, cuz i couldn't get anything that i really like (and i doubt the teacher would like any).

the things i do for photography!:

1. go all the way to fort canning park

2. endure the insect-ridden paths and grass

3. climb a bloody bunch of stairs!

4. touch all the dirty plants and rocks and whatever

5. almost trip because of the stupid weeds

6. have an up-close-and-personal photo shoot in AN OLD CEMETERY!!!!

and you wonder why i'm still struggling with the subject... *SIGHHHH*

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
advice on AGING 9:32 PM

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" " I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life ... you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them .

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop". And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

i got this email from my friend dea, and i'm grateful for it--to tell you all the truth, i am very scared of aging! i'm still young, and i've always wanted to stay that way. just like the lost boys in peter pan, i never, ever want to grow old. but then this email helped me to see aging in a different way!

luckily, since my 17th birthday, i wasn't as scared of growing up as i used to be. i'm sure i'll find a way to live my life to the fullest--and God up there will be with me all the way.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
filosofi monyong. 9:39 AM

nah, malam ini ya, selagi aku sedang rajin dan tekunnya menggambar wanita abusana, temanku yang paling monyong (ICENGICENGICENG) mengganggu lewat msn.

dan sialnya lagi, sekalinya gue ketemu iceng, biasanya tugas2 jadi terbengkalai! ngomongin apa, coba? ENGGA PERNAH JELAS, DAN ENGGA PERNAH 100% BERSIH, hahahahaaa. trus begonya lagi, dia bilang dia bangga melihat namanya di blog ini (eh emaknya dink)!

di tengah-tengah kebodohan dan ketidakjelasan, si iceng bercerita tentang filosofi baru hidupnya yang diadaptasi dari seekor kambing jantan terkenal di indonesia. FILOSOFI INI ANEH, JIJAY, TESTOTERONE-RIDDEN, tapi gilanya, BENER JUGA LHOOO. filosofi inilah yang dianutnya (siiceng mxdnya) untuk mengejar targetnya: masuk Nanyang Technological University!

bisa dibilang muluk. tapi jujur, gue cukup terheran-heran melihat temen-temen gue di indo. mereka yang gue pikir ogah2an di skul, tiba2 begitu napsunya mau ke universitas idaman. si depe kemaren nanya2 gue tentang cara masuk nafa, hebat yaa? ternyata semua orang bisa berjuang buat mimpinya.

apa lebih tepatnya filosofi baru si iceng ini? sayangnya dia bilang nggak boleh ngasi tau, sampe ntar targetnya tercapai. IIIHHH PADAHAL PENGEN GUE TULIS LOOHHH, PASTI GEMPARRR!!! hahahahahaaaa.

berharap harap harap iceng masuk NTU!!! bakal seru banget tuhhhh... hihihi.

Saturday, October 6, 2007
saviour king 8:28 AM

Saviour King

Let now the weak say I have strength
By the Spirit of power that raised Christ from the dead
And now the poor stand and confess
That my portion is Him and I'm more than blessed

Let now our hearts burn with a flame
A fire consuming all for Your Son's holy name
And with the heavens we declare

You are our King
We love You Lord, we worship You
You are our God, You alone are good

Let now Your church shine as the bride
That You saw in your heart as You offered up Your life
Let now the lost be welcomed home
By the saved and redeemed those adopted as Your own

You asked your Son to carry this
The heavy cross our weight of sin

I love You Lord, I worship You
Hope which was lost, now stands renewed

I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the Savior King

Thank you for reminding me of YOUR beauty and Your faithfulness to me...

There's another version of the video above, here, from the Hillsong conference 2007. I chose to put up the UNITED version because the video is prettier (isn't Jad Gillies soooo cool?), but the other version is also nice cuz they have Darlene Zschech!

And I am incredibly grateful today, because not only have i fallen in love with this praise, but I have also taken the decision to re-commit my life to Christ. Lately, I miss HIM so much, and I know I haven't been doing the best for Him either. Tonight at church, I feel His calling once more, to step up and find in Him the beautiful relationship we once had.

I'm so glad that He loves me endlessly, and He will always take me back, even if the world shuns me away.

Let our hearts burn with a flame to worship Your holy name.

I love You and I thank You, JESUS.


Friday, October 5, 2007

the text says it all.

for this current obsession, i blame GRADI and all my other agape friends!! before i left for singapore, they bought me this GREEN big bag with a big UGLY YELLOW BANANA on it. ugly as it may be, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT HAHAHAHA!! bananas suddenly become very inspirational for me =D

and of course one thing leads to another. my love for bananas grow into a love for MONKEYS (do the math, duh)! i was so freaking happy when i found that yellow monkey tee in mangga dua, huwahahaha.

and this is a picture of me, wearing the monkey tee, holding a teeny weeny monkey! hehe, it's actually a part of the game TUMBLING MONKEYS i told you about. my friend ika tells me that because i love monkeys so much, i'm starting to look like one. PUHLEEZ!!

so not true!!

or IS IT?

our history presentation screenshots 6:31 AM

the introduction scene: love the looks on the guys' faces!

the finale slide: SPEAK TO MY HAND, says colin OEI. hahaha.


5:46 AM

well well. i'm happy to say that i've had a great time with my friends these past few days.

this is only the second week in school, but the projects have (un-surprisingly) piled up like a mountain. the worst thing is, everybody in our class seems to still be in the holiday mood, so yeah, hahaha, expect the unexpected from us lah.

yesterday we finally got the history presentation over and done! on wednesday, the girls from our group (namely junzhu, sandra, yulin, and myself) stayed back in school until 5pm to touch up (more like redo) our presentation, and we hung out in the NAFA student lounge. it seemed like a nice place from outside, so i suggested we go there instead of the usual, crowded library.

boy, did that room SMELL!!! aiyah, i think it was the carpet and the fact that the aircon was DEAD when we came in... there were only about 5-6 ppl inside, so at least we had quite some space... but that really didn't make us any more comfortable, though. and at least they had these funky rocking chairs from ikea, which yulin and i totally loved, hahaha! we were mostly just lounging around the whole time, reading magazines and giving quite unnecessary suggestions for the project--oops, now i feel bad, haha! meep.

and then yesterday before the history class we all piled up in the library to finish up the presentation--with kaiming and colin also. and then we rehearsed our presentation, and it was hilarious!! in the end, sandra said she thought our presentation was quite successful. well, good for us, then, hahahaha!

today junzhu wasn't feeling quite well, so she, sandra, and i went back to my hostel room during the 3-hour break before sculpture class. they were so excited to visit my room, i wonder why XP and you know what sandra said? she said i'm always very neat with my project, so it was shocking to see my room in a shipwreck condition, huwahahaaa. see, that's why i'm always a bit reluctant to receive guests--cuz i have such an embarrassing place! agaggagaaaaa =D

tonight, i'm feeling quite pathetic.
and i feel that i have such a humongous ego.
i know it's not a good thing.

then would somebody tell me what to do?
i really, really, really don't feel like talking. but then i don't want to feel lonely either. sheesh, life can get so complicated at times.