Seo Dae Yong

First off: some pictures to sum up my past week’s obsession, and my daily comfort on the 45 minute to work and back: Seo Dae Yong.

Yes. I promised I wouldn’t get hooked on any korean dramas and devoted my life to Master’s sun. But I was so curious about what descendents of the sun was about and what the hype was about. I came to the conclusion that it was only one—–

Seo Dae Yong.

Great job to me, the student who has exams in barely 3 weeks, while trying to understand school and its theories on gamma and statistical calculations.

Dae young! Save me. *I wish you were actually real sniffles*

Ok sleep calls, we have a full day at work tomorrow. Not mentioning I’m working really early 3 times this week and have a 6 day work week next week.(with half a saturday and half a sunday) So technically, i’ll be in work the whole week.Not complaining though, because after this busy work week, I will be off to mug for 4 papers which I have extremely no expertise in. *meek* yay!

June will be so much better, because I’m turning….. 24 *gulp* (yay?) Oh boy. Please, just make it stop.

 

 

“I certainly did something, I made you.”

     
I’ve been bogged down by quite a few things these past two weeks. Firstly, work. Another one of my seniors passed on last week and hearing how she fought so hard to stay alive (she wasn’t frail at all but only after she contracted cancer she detoriated quickly) made me pretty sad. She had always been a kind lady and i shared my sentiments with my supervisor who then said one of the most comforting words to me. She went,”Don’t worry so much. You know, God will find the tiniest reason to save someone.”

Ageing is the end of our lifespans and working with seniors isn’t as popular as compared to my other peers in early childcare. But something still consistently stirs in me in my day to day work and after almost two years running, I am ever grateful for the consistent reminder to appreciate the little things in life. After all, ageing is a human experience not every one gets to experience, but we take that for granted half the time.

Schoolwork: a total pain and torturous journey altogether when it comes to assessment runs. I have approximately 8 essays to write, a group component and also 4 main papers in may that I’ve clearly, not started studying for. It brought me back to my polytechnic years and made me wonder how unappreciative I was then of being able to take afternoon naps. With work and school and attempting to have a basic social life, lessons become more and more difficult to attend to. It’s extremely draining physically and mentally. But at the same time, I’d like to state that I have nobody else to blame, and deep inside I know nothing worth having comes easy. So, till graduation!!! (I await that day eagerly)  🙆🏻🙆🏻🙆🏻 

Last friday, we celebrated my mom’s 61st birthday with a simple japanese dinner at thriple one. Their cod fish beef set was to die for! I forgot what the resturant’s name was but it’s located on the second floor. Check it out!  

The very next morning on saturday, we went for a family portrait photoshoot at serangoon broadway. My mom had originally requested it for her 60th birthday but at that time one of my sisters was pregnant/i had braces so we waited till 2016 to take it. We had a long discussion over it and decided to make the portait with just my mother and her children. 

Serangoon broadway was very professional in their shoots and we finished it within an hour. Shockingly, i never knew family portraits were so expensive! An average mid sized portrait can cost as much as $800+. Because there were so many of her children, my mother chose a bigger one which cost slightly over 1k 😱😱😱 at moments like this i’m thankful the cost was divided by 5 😂😂😂

After the shoot, we went for a family brunch (we haven’t done it in awhile because we’ve been busy with school/work/kids) which was really nice. We settled into a bistro along Jalan Riang called Rokeby and had a really nice cuppa latte and breakfast sets! 

   
 
In the meantime, i will do what i do best at- procrastination, denial and feign ignorance. Hopefully get some sleep over the weekend.

 I also recently got a piggy bank at work so I can look at it and be reminded to save. It is also purposefully bought with the euro dollar on it because it is my second utmost desire to backpack the other 1/2 to 1/4 of Europe that I didn’t get to complete last year. Also, Cinque Terre, which i forgoed for an extra night in florence. #noregrets still though, Florence stole my heart completely.   

Okay, this sums up my thoughts and what has been going on in my life so far. Would you believe I spent the 45 minute train journey from home to work to craft this post on the wordpress app? #efficiency. 

Hang tight and I’ll catch you guys in a bit! 

Xx

the other side

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This week had me in shambles. But hey, what matters is how you pick yourself up from here right? Dust the rubble. And here we go again.This week…..was my self declared unluckiest week of January 2015! I have no clue where to start, except to say that I was probably living out a self fulfilling prophecy that I was going to screw up….hence, screwing up over and over again.

The worst incident of the week had to come from my jeggings tearing halfway through the morning at work (!!!!!). My supervisor was the one who pointed it out (She’s female thank god!) (!!!!!) because i didn’t realize it (!!!!) and I had to borrow tights from my collegaue and quietly sit in my cubicle and sew my pants back together (Inserts crying/embarrassed face here). I swear my mood died out from there. After that, the week went downhill. Including wearing a dress that shrank to work without realizing it was almost half my high at the front and it’s normal length at the back. (It’s from F21, so I’m actually depressed that such a brand shrank less than three times of washing it) but the week was so bad, i wanted to dig a hole in the ground and stick my head in it for awhile. Just so I didn’t have to interact with other people.

But thankfully, just thankfully. My colleagues and friends didn’t care of what a klutz I was, we laughed through the wardrobe malfunction this week.

My colleagues have been kickstarting this workplace iniciative to work out, because we’ve been getting tighter around the belt. If you know what I mean. So three times a week during lunch, we do the biggest loser cardio max’s workout, a run at the tracks, and light zumba. It’s been about two weeks now but it’s extremely exhausting! Been really tired physically but I guess the end goal is to keep fit.

Funnily enough, we don’t have shower facilities at our workplace yet. So we have been using ICE cold water to shower through the usual tap after our workouts. Brrrrr. But strangely refreshing.

A picture of the tracks while I lazed because it was so hot to run, I gave up after a very short distance because my head felt like it was on fire.

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Finally had the time to meet Saul & Em for dinner on Thursday night after work. Saul bought us to this ramen place at CIty hall and we had gyoza to with ramen. They also had some free flow of beansprouts which I attempted eating but failed miserably. After dinner, I decided to invest in a new pair of jeans from GAP! It was my first time buying from GAP so I was a little blur but I really loved the color of my jeans. Because of my purchase, it made more sense to get the membership which actually saved me money! Can’t wait till my birthday month to go and buy all their hoodies etc. It’s too comfy!

Finally a picture of the three of us together!(Tired after work/camp)

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Friday night was my first living sociology class with the #unisimbswk peeps. A day before lessons started, I found out something….. WE WERE NOT IN THE SAME CLASS TOGETHER *dum dum dum* *Dramatic music plays*. It’s ok if we were singularly in different classes but sadly this time……. I was in a different class from the three of them *Cries*

Usually, when this happens…….. I’m pretty dramatic about the whole situation because I’m not one to be extroverted and find new friends. Considering that class is so late and everyone is so tired from work, I don’t think I had the mood either. So I dreaded class and dragged myself to class all by my lonely self…… I don’t know how to explain how daunting it is to walk into a classroom and not know A SINGLE person. And the strangest thing happened.

I met a girl a year younger than me, who was taking a degree in psychology and she and I were extremely similar! The teacher asked us to share to the person beside us a weird fact and I went…… “I hate vegetables. I haven’t eaten them since…unless I really have to” and she went “OH MY GOD ME TOO!” #girls #girlslanguage.

Not only did that perk up my friday night, but my teacher was extremely informative. I was actually feeling pretty dull about the whole friday night and I kind of judged her before she started the class because she looks really REALLY young (in her late 20’s) but as soon as she started the class, SHE WAS AMAZING. she used such good real life examples, recent resources and up to date information and news about soci that even I was blown away and listening intently! Such a good and nice change from all the dull professors. And best still, she finished all the content by 9.20 (40 minutes earlier) so we saved a lot of time! Was extremely refreshed after class and waited instead for my #unisimbswk friends’ class to end before..

we went for supper! The usual jokes and laughs at Tender Fresh before we caught a cab home after midnight. I’ve been using UBER lately and it’s been pretty effective.

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Where did the weekend go?

too soon…………always too soon…………………

I love my job but sometimes I wish I could have just another day to have on my own.  To sit back, not talk to anyone, catch up on a book, sit in the sun and close my eyes. It feels as if my body and mind have not rested by rotting enough.

A little anxious for my back check up/scan tomorrow. Please keep me in your prayers/thoughts in mind.

In the meantime, here’s a picture of 1.5/5 of my loved ones. As you can tell, I come from a big, big family.

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stay tuned.

xx