Merry christmas indeed
Thursday, December 26, 2013 // 0 comment(s)
To be honest, I'm not a Christian and I don't really celebrate Christmas. But I still love the festive atmosphere and how excited everyone is on this day.
Pre-Christmas celebration with the Tai Tais:
Exactly one week before Christmas, we went to Mid Valley for our pre-Christmas dinner. We went to some random shops to attempt shopping. But none of us bought anything. Later we went to Ippudo for dinner. The ramen...... So yummy! 4 of us shared 2 bowls and we ordered the curry cheese haru maki.
We initially planned to go for a 2nd round at Sushi Zenmai but the queue was massive when we went and we were quite full already so we gave up halfway queuing up.
We then went for Moo Cow and also shared 2 cups. The one with digestives was super yum!!
We then spent the next hour (or more) taking pictures with the decorations hahaha. It was difficult trying to ask strangers to take a group picture of us using the polaroid camera. The first picture was not very nice. The 2nd and 3rd one were taken by a man with a dslr. He's super good with cameras obviously. Those 2 shots turned out great. The last one was not bad. But too bad I was given the ugliest shot of all (1st one). I was the only one who looked bad in that shot, the others still looked decent. My bad luck lol. Anyway, these are some pictures taken using phone camera.
Christmas day itself:
Spent the day with my boyfriend. He came and fetched me at 12pm. And we only reached Pavilion at 3pm. Stuck in the jam for 3 whole hours ;___; He was super frustrated and I was just trying to occupy my time by checking my phone every 3 seconds and taking selfies.
Lol! It was easy to find a parking spot, the jam was only because of some idiots blocking the roads outside Pavilion. We had late lunch at Ippudo hehehe. I tried ramen with a broth that I didn't try last time and it was good, too.
Then I tried to do some shopping. Bought a top.
We then walked around taking pictures. Here they are.
I had Baskin Robbins ice-cream. Mint chocolate chip yummmm! After that, we went and had dinner at food court. Haha! No expensive Christmas dinner because I was full as heck. We both shared a plate of pasta. It was crazy crowded at the food court.
Afterwards, we went to the main entrance for the fake snow!
It was really pretty. Plus the decorations were perfect.
After that, he told me that we should celebrate a few days in advance and just stay home on Christmas day itself. Lol! And I agreed.
End of Christmas :)
My Christmas eve
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 // 0 comment(s)
We had our Christmas eve dinner at Taste Gallery and yums I major love their pastas. The last time I went with the tai tais, I had chicken alfredo pasta. This time, I tried the half-shelled scallop aglio olio that I so wanted to try last time but didn't. Oh my god it was surprisingly yummy. The place is also surprisingly crowded today what the heck so we waited for like 20 minutes (?) for a table. But I finished my entire plate of paste within 10 minutes.
So last year I was just somehow feeling lonely on Christmas eve even though I don't celebrate Christmas. He brought me out for banana split because I was craving for it for 3 days already. And this year, our Christmas eve dessert is Chinese desserts haha. His is mak jok and mine is fa sang wu. No idea what they're called in English.
Then we thought fried durian balls are a good idea. I didn't want to order initially but the boss assured us that it's not a lot. But hello escume, those are 3 pretty gigantic balls! Durian balls, I'm sorry. Anyway, I didn't finish my fa sang wu and we didn't finish the durian balls. Hahaha.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! In advance.
Friday, December 20, 2013 // 0 comment(s)
This morning, I woke up and was feeling extra reluctant to get to class because there was only one class at 8.30 am and it was all presentations. Anyway, I went and looked outside my room's window and saw an old lady walking at the next-door condominium. She was walking very slowly with the help of her walking stick and she was carrying a bagful of ingredients, I assume.
The thing I immediately thought of was how she would go the extra mile to buy ingredients and food even when she was having difficulties in walking, and how, in contrast, us young people who can walk perfectly well refuse to go outside and get our meals because we're lazy. We would rather cook up some instant noodles and other unhealthy food just because we're lazy with a capital L.
My point being that older people are most probably wiser and they know the ways to keep their bodies healthy and they are probably regretting for not taking good care of their bodies when they were younger. Which is why even when it's so tiring and painful for them, they don't mind going anywhere as long as it's for them to stay healthy.
Another thing is probably older people want to prove worthiness. Older people are generally more stubborn because they refuse help, because they don't want to feel useless, because they don't want to be a burden. I see these situations a lot. Even in pain, they will do whatever to prove that they are still capable of taking care of themselves. How nice if young people have these traits that can be found in only old people. I know that won't happen because these traits only surface when you're wiser.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 // 0 comment(s)
As much as I hate being labelled as a typical girl, I think I am. And this is sad.
Because I find many girls annoying by being fickle-minded, attention-seeking and have high expectations for people.
I am very fickle-minded. I can't make decisions in a split second. I have to think through things a lot because like everyone else, I hate regretting. Most girls are super fickle-minded about everything, even down to what food to order. I literally can hold a menu and spend the next 15 minutes staring into nowhere weighing my choices. Gah. I feel annoyed at myself sometimes too. However, if I've already made a choice, I force myself to only see the good and not the bad so I won't regret my decision. That's how I roll.
I'm glad to say that I'm not even close to my own definition of attention-seeking. Yea sure I take pictures and upload it on Instagram but seriously even if my pictures don't get a lot of likes, I'll still be happy if I really like my picture. It really is just for my own viewing pleasure. Once upon a time, I can't wear bright-coloured clothing because I feel exposed and vulnerable. I feel seen. I know right? I had an issue with being in the center of attention. I like being invisible to people. Only sometimes because once I get ignored one too often, I begin to wish people can see me shining blah blah blah and I'll be complaining about my looks, why do I look so normal blah blah blah (this is one of the things I'm fickle-minded about). I'm so annoying.
3. High expectations
I always tell myself to not have high expectations for people because seriously no one is ever up to our expectations and who am I to have expectations. What do I expect anyway? Like I expect people to know when I want attention and when I don't. How would anybody know that? My close friends should also know that I don't like surprises. Actually it's mainly because I don't like to be caught off guard and be embarrassed. And no prank gifts please, I'll really not forgive you. But I really like nice surprise gifts that people have given their thought to. Like, they've actually been thinking about what to get me and what I'd like. That's nice. However, once I tell people that I don't like surprises and gifts without explaining why, they stop trying to give me surprises and gifts. Then I'll be wondering why am I so under-appreciated blahblahblah.
Even I don't understand myself, how can anybody else? Hah.