90th Day of saying "I Love You!"

My gosh, time really flies. 
Okay, technically 90 days (3 months) isn’t exactly a very long time. However, considering that we spend practically every single day together; and we’re still not sick of each other! Especially me, I get bored of things really easily & enjoy the luxury of always having new things. 😛 
Oh no, Mark is going to get worried when he reads this. 
Well, I’ve had two years as friends to get sick of him…but never did somehow. So you’re good, honey. You have no expiry date on you! 😀 In fact, the more I got you; the more I want you now. 😉
Mark told me to get ready by 8.30AM. Gosh… I better get used to such timings since school is starting soon!
I even had a dress code to abide by!
1. Prepare for outdoor activities. 
2. Wear covered shoes. 
3. No accessories!
So I pulled out my Nike sneakers, wore a tank top & shorts… And the most important? I applied SPF50 sunblock!! Muahahaha!! 
So, bright & early, both of us whisked off in his cute little red chariot. 
Look at what I prepared for Mark for our 3rd month!!
I printed out a letter, rolled it up & placed it into a test tube! I spent quite a bit of time on this letter! There were so many things I wanted to say, but didn’t know how to say it… And without sounding too long & everything. 
And… I prepared some almond bit chocolates for him!
Okay, it has melted a tad in the photo… It was supposed to be heart-shaped! 
I slogged in the kitchen for a good 2 hours to prepare this!
My present really pales in comparison to what Mark gave me. 
While we were driving to breakfast, he pulled out this from his bag & said that it was his surprise present for me. 
Tickets to Universal Studios Singapore!!!! *squeals in delight!* 
No wonder he said ‘covered shoes’. If not my flip-flops might end up flying in the air…. Going home will be an issue. And of course, bless the person who gets hit on the noggin by it. 
Some people know that I’ve been there twice already; which is more than most of my friends.
Today, I went again!! And I was really happy! 
When I opened the paper & saw it, I was crazy-dazy happy!!

Mark & I actually planned to go together even before we got together, but he wanted to wait till the Galactic ride was officially open.

That kind of freaked me out…. As much as I like the thrills of such rides, that ride was crazy!! You literally turn around & around & around~ In other words, not to be taken on a full stomach… Unless you wish to give the people around you a taste of your partially-digested food.

And not to be taken by the faint hearted, of course. Wouldn’t want anyone fainting or having a heart attack up there!

Before we headed to Sentosa, Mark brought me for breakfast!

At my favourite fast food; Subway! And for the first time ever, I ate Subway’s breakfast!!

I love Subway, I just never wake up in time for the breakfast.

It was really yummy! *slurp* 

Off we drove into Sentosa for a day of fun & entertainment in the USS!  

Mark pulled out a packet of juice from his bag. So cute! Like those little children going for some excursion trip and they carry juices in their little bags. 

Tip: Always make sure you have some cash in your wallet when you’re in USS! They have ATMs inside, but it is a whole lot more convenient when you have the cash just ready in your wallet. 
Honey drawing some moolah, me looking at the map of Sentosa. 

We parked at a different car park. So while walking there, we got to enjoy loads of sights!
Okay, this isn’t technically a sight of Sentosa…. 

The Merlion!
Walking into Resort World!

Fountains! Every time I see one, I keep on trying to deduce why is it located there & if it has anything to do with the Chinese Fengshui stuff. 

And we have arrived!! 
Sadly we couldn’t take picture of the classic Universal Studios globe. 😦 It was under construction. 
There was unexpectedly heaps of people there today. So much so, Mark & I had to queue up just to enter!

But it was all worth it! 
USS it like a whole new world on its own. :)) 

And the first ride of the day?
My sadistic boyfriend dragged (literally) me to the Battlestar Galactic ride. 
FIRST ride! You’d think he’d let me warm-up with something not-so nerve wrecking. No~ He said we have to hit it hard & fast!!
The red tracks are called Human. The blue tracks are called Cylon. 
And the Cylon is supposed to be a whole lot scarier, because it does multiple corkscrews & stuff like that. 
God must’ve heard my prayers; Cylon had a freakishly long queue!! So Mark agreed to settle for the Human ride first. 
Which is not exactly ideal for me! But it was a good compromise between both parties. 
…And I almost died. 
I screamed till I swear my lungs feel exhausted. 
When I came off the seat, I felt so grateful to still be alive. 
Haha! Okay, not that bad. However I really was freaked out! My boyfriend, on the other hand, was yelling in joy!
As if I wasn’t shaken badly enough, he insisted the next ride we took was the Egyptian one; Revenge of the Mummy. 
I swear, this ride was the scariest when the Battlestar Galactic wasn’t open yet. The previous time, my cousin & I yelled like as if we were holding onto our dear lives. -.- 
So was I really annoyed with my boyfriend? Yes.
Was I really scared & worried for my poor heart? Yes. 
Did I still go in the end? Yes. 
So… Bah. -.-

I love the decor though! And this attraction is probably geographically located at the hottest part of the park, because it is always scorching there!

My boyfriend sitting on a Fallen Mummy.
After 2 sets of traumatic experiences in my life, I came out & thanked God I lived. 
No, literally. Once I alighted from the ride, my heart literally went, “Thank God!!” 
The scary thing about the Revenge of the Mummy ride was, it was pitch black dark; so you really don’t know what is going to happen next! 
I was glad that my adventurous boyfriend finally agreed to mellow down the whole agenda. So we went to take some fun shots at some cute stuff we spotted!
Us working with the movers!

My boyfriend; the peeper. Tsk tsk. 

The classic Marilyn Monroe pose! 

To put a slower pace to our day, we went to catch the Monster Musical!
It is one of my favourite attractions! All the classic monsters of Universal Studios would come to life on stage & perform little dance numbers! So cute!
All set for some fun entertainment!

Scheduling all the shows, we were in time for the next stage-performance!
Making our jolly-way there!


When honey & I were walking in, we realised we knew both the ushers there!! 
I knew the girl, he knew the guy. And we wanted to ask for some *ahem* favours… Like maybe giving us the express entry…? *shameless pangs* But their supervisor was there! Dang it! 
 I don’t know how many of you have actually watched the show, but it was rather good. Its a really old show…but good!

Warming up the crowd before the show!!

This show is definitely one of the must-go’s in USS!! The effects, props & performances are superb! Highly interactive & very fun to watch. 
The sights around USS builds such a fantasy-like ambiance; its no wonder I never get sick of going back. *swoons* It is an ideal quick escape from the hustle & bustle of reality…. Okay, I know I’m still on school vacation and I’m not working… But I still enjoy it! 
The Madagascar vessel that rammed into some random innocent island.  
The random innocent island then got dominated by a bunch of really annoyingly cute penguins, which somehow are absolutely fine with the humid tropical weather. 
And as if things weren’t colourful enough, the island also suffers from a really egoistical possum. 

The human skeleton hanging by the tree. This cartoon has somehow made something so gruesome actually look funny. And if you look closely enough, this skeleton is actually smiling

My boyfriend thoroughly enjoying himself at the gift shop. 

Shrek’s swamp home!

Shrek’s palace home at Far Far Away!!

Welcome to the Potion Shop! This place is filled with adorable Shrek stuff, plus a little bar counter that serves drinks with cute names. 

Princess Ogre?

The real Princess Ogre. 😛

I think this cup totally suits Mark. The cartoon & him almost look alike!
This is how I’ll perpetually look if I actually end up with ogre twin babies – “Oh sheesh!”


Shrek’s Far Far Away is probably my favourite part of the entire USS, because it is so medieval-like!!
Everything looks so rich & happy! :))

Shrek’s Walk of Fame!
My boyfriend – the dragon. 
AKA, Donkey’s wife. Oh gosh, I’m attached to a female reptile. Nice. 

Shrek’s frog dad-in-law! 
I love Mark’s sunglasses when they give off reflection. Its like an instant mirror everywhere we go! 

Finally, we decided to head for some lunch!
Instead of heading down to the pizza place like I did the other 2 times, Mark brought me to this groooo~vy looking place! It was crazy crowded though. 
Outside are some really awesome classic cars!
Who could forget the jukebox? 
Even the flooring is so 70’s!! It was back to the good ol’ swinger days or jukeboxes, bell-bottom jeans & loads of hairspray! 
We were really lucky to be able to get seats! Not inside the restaurant though…but under a nice shady place outside. 🙂
I sat there, reserving the seat & blotting my face off its heaps of oil. 
I fully enjoyed myself, but under all that heat… My face was generating more sweat & oil than usual! Phew. 
Mark finally brought the food over!
Look at my burger!! Kind of messy, but definitely yummy. 
This place is not only known for its classic 70’s American style decor & food, but also some entertainment outside. Okay, Mark was watching the performance. I was engrossed in taking a picture of our reflection. 😛
They have different ‘Live’ performances every now & then!
At first it was a group of sexy waitresses!!
This time, it was a group of swinger-boys doing a little song & dance number!
This little boy was crazy cute; dancing along with the performers on stage!

Hey Mr Postman! 
After lunch, guess where we headed to? 
Back to Far Far Away! Look at Puss in Boots!!

Not because I really love the place; but because we wanted to catch the Shrek 4D show!

A little warm-up session before the actual show. 

It was really fun! I enjoyed it so much!!
Okay, Mark & I had a deal. 
He really wanted me to sit on another round of the Battlestar Galactic. This time, Cylon. Which is the one that could potential stop my heart from beating forever. 
And I really wanted to sit the Shrek dragon ride & the Madagascar merry-go-round. 
So we had a deal….. 
He sat with me the dragon ride, we’ll sit Cylon. Then we’ll go for the merry-go-round. 
So all set for the dragon ride!

This ride is actually nowhere near scary…but its good for a nice swing-around in the air. 

Another one of the good attractions is definitely Steven Spielberg’s “Lights Camera Action”!  
It is basically a mock studio, or you could called it Sound Room; where all the movie effects come to life right before your eyes! 
Starting with a little introduction by the man Steven Spielberg himself (not in real life, of course), then into a bigger room where you witness a Catergory 5 hurricane happening before you! Expect minor startles & scares, but overall it is more insightful than anything else. 

And I used this attraction to help calm my nerves a little bit before I was brought to Cylon! 
This attraction is located in the streets of New York! It is beautifully designed, if you ask me.  

My boyfriend swingin’ it in New York! 

I was already exhausted, really. Look at this picture. Totally candid, but totally truthful as well!

Amidst all my tiredness, my boyfriend gingerly led me to the Futuristic section of USS. Which is sponsored by Panasonic, by the way. My classmates will understand… We all have a thing with Panasonic now. So every time I see it, it feels like I’m back to the project days. 
Not a good feeling when I’m on holiday!! 
The Futuristic section (sponsored by Panasonic!), has whacky mascots like these! 

However what really drew my daredevil boyfriend back there was…. 
The Cylon ride!!!

We initially went up the red tracks, now it was time for the blue one. 

I don’t know whether it was because I was just really tired already, or I was getting accustomed to the rides… I was actually looking forward to this ride! O.O 
Start of the day: I was hyperventilating at the sight of the tracks, refused to sit the blue one! 
Middle of the day: Still hyperventilating, my boyfriend literally had to drag & carry me there. -.- 
Getting to the ride: “Woo-hoo!!! Lets do this thing!!”
Now you know why I’m amazed when Mark seems to understand everything I do; because I myself don’t understand myself sometimes.  So props to the boyfriend! 
The ride was really fun!! We stood in line for about 45 minutes, not because of the queue… But because of a technical error. Which was really scary! Apparently, one seat was quite loose. *shivers* 
And I ran into one classmate, Henry in the queue! Apparently he had sat the ride many times & when I asked him if it was scary or not, he went to freak me out again by saying its super scary!! 
Mark had to attend to my attempt to escape. 
No thanks to Henry! 
Speaking of classmates, I bumped into quite more friends as we walked around! Singapore is a small island; so I guess when people from Singapore get onto a smaller island like Sentosa… We’re bound to bump into each other! 😀 
Anyhow, the ride was good! The twists & turns was crazy awesome! And I like it a lot more than Human, because the seats feel a lot more secure than Human. 
If you ask me, I actually felt less scared on Cylon than on Human. -.-  Totally the opposite reaction from most people. 
And my boyfriend was utterly proud of me! *beams!* 
So to reward me… Plus, he promised me already anyhow! We went to sit the Party-Go-Round!!
Look at this cute little thing on my ride!!
Getting ready to part-aye!!! 

My boyfriend shockingly enjoying himself. I thought this ride was more of like, merely entertaining his childish girlfriend. 

One thing I love about this ride?
You get to camwhore…. 
And camwhore….

And… Oh yes, CAMWHORE!!!

In a nutshell, I loved it!!
We are penguins!! 

Look at the vast difference. 
On the left, the ancient times.
On the right, the futuristic times. 

Pretty soon, it was time to go! Both of us were already bushed out. 
So one last stop at the souvenir shop!  

I ❤ USS!!

Speaking of which, I really want the shirt that says I ❤ USS. 😦 I shall return! Just to buy the shirt. 
Adorable couple-penguins!! 
Leaving the USS. 😦 
Suffered from mixed emotions, really. I wanted to go because I was tired, but I really wanted to stay because I was thoroughly enjoying myself! 
Mr Thinker; Miss Headache.

Okay, I don’t know if he is tired… Or he’s drooling over that huge bottle of delight. 


The actual Merlion looking like a statue. 

We walked back to the car, piled it…. Ah~ Rest. 
Well, at least for me. 😛 Darling Mark still had to drive. 
And it was back to mainland Singapore!!

Honey kept in store for me a 2nd surprise for the day! 
I tell you, I’m such a lucky girl to have someone so amazing so in love with me. I don’t even know what he loves about me… -.- Whats more, he was with me through all my ugly, horrendous & absolutely unglam parts – and he still fell in love with me. 
So its either I’m super blessed, or he is super unblessed. 
Okay… Just to give myself some credit here! I know I make him very happy. 🙂 
The surprise was… He was buying me dinner at the place where we had our first dinner as a couple! 
I still remember exactly 3 months ago when he picked me up from school, he first drove to this place – Buckaroo. However it was a tad too early for dinner, so he said he wants to drive around first. 
Me, who always trusted Mark even from way back, didn’t even question. I just smiled & looked out the window. Like an innocent lamb into the slaughter…. Heh. 
I love this place!! The food is superb, the service is friendly & of course the sentimental value adds to it! 

My adorable boyfriend. 

The thing about this place is – everything is in huge portions! So you could really just share
The must-have mushroom soup!! If you eat the bread, this soup could actually account for an entire meal. 

And this Buck Combo!! With chicken & steak, plus a little Cesar salad! Like, yummy please!

The sauce is positively orgasmic! It was actually for the steak, but because I loved it so much… I even dipped the chicken chop in it!
Of course not the salad, that’ll be just…. Against the world of salad…? *shrugs*
After dinner, Mark drove me home & sadly we had to say goodbye. 😦 
On that note, I think I’ll be seeing him again tomorrow. 😉 
I love you, honey. 
This is my new Facebook profile picture!! 
And it really is to compliment one of Mark’s favourite shirts.
It has this printed on it….
When he just asked me to be his girlfriend, he said that the heart came to me. 
Come to think of it…. Humph! Means that he has two other hearts to give away?! Roar. I’m so pissed right now. 

Happy Birthday to my Boyfriend!

I have a boyfriend. 
And boyfriends have birthdays. Oh yes, they do! 
I love birthdays! Especially when its my own. ;P 
This was actually my first official time spending Mark’s birthday with him. The other times as friends…. My gosh. I never spent his birthday with him! O.O 
Lets break it down a little bit. 
April 2009 – We weren’t all that close yet. After all, we knew of each other’s existence only about 2 months back. I’m pretty sure I wished him on MSN! 😀 
April 2010 – We were at a mutual friend’s birthday party, so I just assumed it was a combined thingy. After all, he was just so busy in NS… So I didn’t really bother. 
My, my. I was a horrible friend. Whats more, I caused him so much inconvenience… The least I could do was to give him a birthday present!! But noooo~…. I just saw him at the party, someone told me his birthday was the next day or the day before or something… So I went over, “Hey, Mark! Happy birthday!” 
*lowers my head in guilt* ….I’m a horrible person…. 😦
However, I’m pretty sure that I made up for it this year! After all, he is my boyfriend now. 
The main present that I got him was a little webcam! 
Screenshot from the video I prepared for him. 
Okay, honestly… I liked this one because it had nice designs on it. Haha! And also, it was really just for Skyping purposes. 
My darling boyfriend, as much as he is an IT-person; ironically doesn’t own a webcam.
So imagine how I feel every time we Skype together. He can see me doing my nonsense in my room, while I just see this:
Gets a tad annoying after a while. -.- Especially when he took countless screenshots of me! And I cannot take a single one!! Roar. 
Oh yes, let me tell you a little more on the video I made for him! 
Y’see, I have written love letters before. However, I have never done a love video before. 
Something different, eh? 😉
It was really lame. Trust me. 
When lil’ lame me says it is lame, it must be a heck load of lame. 
I had birthday greetings from my cute pooch. Which Mark gets annoyed by, by the way. 😉
I even impersonated Mark in the video, to show how wonderful our future Skype conversations would be – thanks to the webcam I got him!
Yes, I look ridiculous. 
Continue reading when you have finished laughing. 
My boyfriend got a tad irritated when he saw this part. Hahaha!! 
The part of the video which took most effort was this: His birthday song!!
I was singing & playing the piano at the same time. Plus, I rewrote some of the lyrics specially for him! 🙂 My gosh, I’m so sweet. Heh! 
Y’know why it took the most effort? 
I didn’t touch my keyboard for such a long time!! 
So I slogged on the keyboard practically overnight, just to make sure I was able to play at least decently. I must say, I failed. -.- The video wasn’t all that fantastic. 
With that cross behind me, it almost looks like I’m playing in a church. 
Mommy will be so proud. 
Speaking of Mommy, when she knew that I was going to celebrate Mark’s birthday today… She bought back some awesome chocolate cake! 
I know it looks like nothing, but this baker is *drool~*…. He’s not hot… Okay, not that he is ugly… I’m just digging a deeper hole with this. 
His pastries!! …Ah yes, are wonderful. 🙂 He used to be a chef at Shangri-La! And he retired & opened a little bakery in my humble neighbourhood! 
And Mark’s present. Nicely wrapped up in Japanese wrapping-cloth! 

Did I ever mention that my boyfriend is annoying?
If no, let me inform you. 
If yes, let me remind you. 
He is soooooo annoying!! He saw the present, looked so excited, picked it up & kept on fiddling with it…. Next thing, he blurted out the exact things I got him!
“Its a webcam & a DVD!!” 
I don’t know what to do with this boy. He’s too smart for his own good. He beats me at all the games we play in the arcade, he anticipates all my moves…. Sickening. 
But I lovey-wovey him~!! 

For lunch, we went to a place of nostalgia!

Well, not for me. I’ve never been there! It was for Mark, though. Apparently, he & his buddies would come here very often last time. Then when they all slowly moved out, they just stopped going so often.

It reminds me a little of those eateries at the top level in Far East Plaza. Small, humble & serving local delights! 
A plate of Kampong Fried Rice!! Which was spicy, by the way. 

I cannot really eat spicy food…. So I was best friends with my cup of Milo throughout the meal. 
I was bloated. I don’t know if it was really the rice, or it was just loads of water. Regardless, Mark remembered something I said, “I want to get my driving license so I can drive to a drive-thru!!” 
Its a really bimbotic reason, I know. Even I think its stupid. 
If I told Mommy that was my reason to get a license, she’ll never sponsor me. 😦 
Anyhow, Mark being the sweetest boyfriend ever; remembered what I said – so look at where he brought me to! 
A Drive-Thru!!!! 

Quite a sight! Usually you don’t see taxis going to drive-thrus for their passengers. The passengers ordered a heck load of stuff!! O.O 
Anyhow, we queued up in the drive-thru… Only because I wanted to go to a drive-thru. -.- 
So just to make everything a little more logical (even when I know its not), I ordered an ice-cream. 

We went to play some pool! 
I know I’m not very good, but I’m proud to say…. I managed to tie the score!
1 – 1!! :))) 

On that note, I was actually losing terribly….but luck was on my side! When Mark was going to win the whole thing by shooting the black ball in, the white went in as well! 
Making me the winner by default! 😀 
I love you, honey!

Dinner time! He invited his close friends from JC days to one of our favourite eateries; En Japanese at Crown Centre. 

I like his friends! They’re all so friendly & cute. 🙂 
This is Anson & Jun Yong!
Especially Anson, who is endlessly amusing! 

He actually tried cooking his meat in his spoonful of hot soup. 
Things weren’t working out, so Mark poured in some S.O.S. Rescue soup to help complete the operation!

Well, not like I didn’t do anything weird…. I was talking to Mark when a grain of rice flew out of my mouth. He even took a picture it. -.-
This is why you love buffets! Everyone just dives in shamelessly.

Sabrina & JiaHao finally joined us! 
Totally unglam picture of me, but I think Mark likes this one because of my hamster cheeks. 

When people are full, we do different things. 
Jun Yong sat down in satisfaction, Anson was doing the boogie!! 😀

Our super long bill. 

Dinner was simply great. I love eating at that place! 
Mark brought me there just before he popped the question, on our Valentine’s date & now for his birthday! :)) 
So all 6 of us cramped into Mark’s car. The good thing about being the driver’s girlfriend is, you get to sit on the passenger seat in front! 😀 …While the others just have to make do with the space behind. 
One of his friends, Jordan; is really tall & has really long legs. I almost felt guilty sitting in front, because he had to cramp up behind. 
Then again, for all that he does to bully me… I don’t feel guilty anymore!! ;P 
One of our favourite games! 
Wore one of his shirts to be a little more comfortable! 

Jordan on the massage chair feeling way comfortable!

At night, it was time for their mahjong session! 
I don’t know why some people simply assume I know how to play mahjong. 
“But Geraldine, you look like you’re going to be a tai tai!!” 
Well, I guess I don’t qualify then. 
So before they officially began their game, Mark drove me home first! 
On the way home, we saw a roadblock at the other side of the street. Mark looked at me and I already knew what the glint in his eyes meant. 
We took a detour to go by that road & we were stopped by the roadblock. 
We were checked & everything. 
Got back into the car….
Well, all I can say is… Mark & I enjoy doing things together! 
My boyfriend brought his present along, so that he could open it in front of me. 

He getting oh-so-super excited!

The DVD I made for him! Which I kind of guess he seems to like a lot more than the webcam. 

Honey, whatever I wanted to say… Its already been said in the DVD. 🙂 
But I’ll say it again!
You make me unbelievably happy. 🙂 

And I love you so much. 
Maybe its because you….
Wiped away my tears when I cried,
Stood up for me when I was bullied,
Held me when I was scared, 
Irritated me all the time, 
Cracked jokes to make me laugh, 
Tolerate my lame crap, 
Stayed by me through thick & thin….
Or maybe its just because you’re you. 😉 
Happy Birthday, honey! 

#GeraTravels: Krabi Krabi

It was so nice, I had to say its name twice in the title. 😛

I won’t be shocked if most of you have never heard of it, because I haven’t before this trip. -.- And I have rather interesting friends…

Me: I’m going to Krabi!

Friend #1: Krabi? You going crabbing ah?

Friend #2: I think you got conned, no such place.

Friend #3: Oh gosh, sounds like those kind of place that you need to cycle to pump your electricity.


It has been literally eons since I last traveled and I’ve been down with a bad case of wanderlust. 😦 And really, I was actually not planning to go for this trip initially.

Mark asked me before, but I just declined. However at a dinner with his friends, the invitation was extended again… And might I add, my boyfriend kept on pushing it. 😛

So I eventually agreed! And I’m so glad I did. I had so much fun! I was actually able to take a breather again. My gosh.

It was my first time taking a budget airline.

Trust me, for this trip… I did a lot of homework! I actually went to research on Krabi – the place itself, the eateries, the reviews, the weather & climate, the people, the prices… Etc. Probably something which is highly advised to do in the first place, but I did it more because I was scared! O.O

Because believe it or not, its my first time (again) traveling without my family.
So I was afraid of countless things! Like insufficient funds, being bullied by locals, being cheated… All that nonsense.

But every time I hesitated & hyperventilated, Mark always knew what to do to appease me. So all was fine & good.

Besides, his friends all seemed nice. 🙂 Sabrina, Jia Hao, Jordan, Jun Yong & Wei Hao!

22nd March

I packed up last night & was all ready to head out!

Look at my enormous bag. Looks more like I’m running away from home or something… -.-

It is actually bigger than my dog.
Heck, its even bigger than me!

Of course my dog was the one that I was going to miss the most in the house… My cute little puff-ball!

Before I knew it, Mark called to say that he was coming over soon to pick me up to the airport!
Did I mention I was scared? In the car, I kept on going through in my head whether I brought everything that I needed or not…. Whether I know how to react under what circumstances… Blah blah blah. -.- Seriously, like some paranoid freak.
At the budget terminal!
Getting ready for boarding!


Well, despite all my hyperventilating on if-I-forgot-anything… I actually did forget something. 😦 And that was to take my air-sickness pills.
Y’see, my ears hurt horribly whenever I take the plane. It clogs up & sometimes lets off a screeching sound. Once when I flew to Australia, the pain was so bad that it shot down a nerve to my collarbone. My entire shoulder was in pain.
So I was pretty much screwed.
Plus, I couldn’t bring any water up the plane.
So once we boarded the plane, Mark bought me a bottle of friggin’ overpriced bottle of mineral water.
This little bottle here costs SGD3!! -.- I can get this for lesser than $0.50 at my supermarket please.
Practically everything was hideously overpriced on the plane! A cup of instant noodles was going for SGD5!! O.O
So I guess when the tickets are cheap, everything else becomes expensive. Like a seesaw; one goes down, the other goes up! Wayyyyy up!!
Left – Singapore
Middle – Midair
Right – Krabi
My boyfriend can sleep just about anywhere.
Mark & JunYong sleeping up a storm!!
It was really beautiful midair… 🙂
Though we were hit by a really bad turbulence! It went on for a good 10 minutes & I literally felt like I was taking a bumper-ride. Scary much.
Landed in Krabi, Thailand!
When we got to the airport, my ears were still horribly clogged. 😦 Chalk that up to my forgetfulness & lateness of taking the pill.
All that felt a whole lot better when we got onto a comfy big taxi that drove us to our gorgeous villa!
Apparently, we booked a smaller unit. However it was having some utility problem… So we were upgraded to a bigger one! :)))
I must admit, I was thoroughly impressed! I was expecting some chalet-looking place with not much decorations. But this place was nice!


After slouching around in the villa for a while, we headed out for a meal on a Tuk Tuk! I love our Tuk Tuk uncle! He is super nice, super friendly & super cheap! 😀 I guess the last feature is the most appealing.
He charged us only 200baht for every ride we took around town. Then again, the rides weren’t that far…
We went to this place called Nana’s.


Once I stepped into the place, I realised that Krabi was flooded with Caucasians!! Literally, flooded. I swear sometimes I feel like there are more Caucasians than there are locals.
Our food!
Which was really disappointing, by the way. No spices used at all! Or probably it is our Singaporean taste buds that demanded for more flavour! But seriously, I’m scared of spicy food… And I was able to drink the Tom Yam soup. -.- Which means it really is not hot at all!!
Even my pineapple rice was a disappointment. I could even tell you a place in Singapore which sells better Thai food than the ones they sold there.


Another annoying thing was, I got shot in the head.
No, literally.
And no, this is not my ghost typing this entry. I’m very much alive, thank you.
This bottle cap came shooting my way from the bar! Hit my forehead & landed on the table.
I think most people would agree – something about the way I glare at people when I’m pissed. I was pissed.
I was tired, ears were still a tad clogged, hungry, unhappy with my food… Now a bottle cap from that place came to shoot me in the head.
Like, @^&#!!!
The man (eff-ing culprit) who did it, didn’t even dare to look at me when I glared at him. When I told a friend when I came back, she said, “Please loh, you look damn scary & fierce when you are pissed at someone. I won’t dare to look at you also!”
Tsk. Do I really??
I was going to tell him that it was okay! Provided they gave a huge-ass discount on our bill, or I was going to complain to the Singapore Embassy.
Haha!! Kidding. Like I would bother so much. -.- I was more focused on trying to relax.
The group of us!


So their food was tasteless, their service was slow, they shot me in the head… Next was, they forgot Mark’s order!!
We decided to cancel his order & roam the streets.


Honestly, the food there was so bad…. Even this roadside uncle sells better treats!


After a while, we all separated ways. So Mark, who was left unfed… 😦 Was starving. We decided to go for something safe! Like Burger King!!


It wasn’t any cheaper than Singapore’s price, honestly. I think they are all pegged to the American rates. They did have some burgers which we don’t have in Singapore, though!
23rd March
We were all tired out.
Okay, at least I was tired out. 😛
The next morning we were on the Four Island Tour! Sounded so exciting!
Whats more, I did research & apparently the Four Island Tour is one of the most popular attractions in Krabi. So I couldn’t wait!
The van that came to bring us to the ferry dock, bright & early in the morning!
The beach was stunning! Much cleaner & nicer than the beaches in Singapore!


We all piled into the boat & were ready to set off on our tour!
First stop was really just a sand bar. -.- However, it was a spot for snorkeling!


I wasn’t able to participate in any water activities. 😦
Its a girl thing. 😉
Everyone getting ready to go down into the water.


My adorable boyfriend! 🙂


High & dry; and lovin’ the view! I even brought my story book. Haha!
Sabrina occasionally coming back to shore! 🙂


The deepest I could go. -.-
All of them getting ready for some water action!
When you’re sitting on a sand bar as nice as the one I was sitting on…. A book somehow doesn’t cut it. I love my book, but I preferred to do something on the sand.
So I wanted to write for Mark something….
Before I knew it, Mark came walking back up to shore to see me.
So I had to quickly erase it!! Then instead, my honey wrote this for me…. *blush*
After he went back into the water, I continued my usual plan!
I love you, honey!!
Back on the boat & take a look at Chicken Island!! Because it really looks like a chicken.
Over here, we were given pandan-flavoured bread to feed the fishes!
I love this picture! Because Jia Hao looks like he is wiping his armpit with the bread! 😀
Took this picture of Jordan; he looks like he wants the bread too!! 😛
Some of the boys doing jump shots!
Poor Jun Yong had to jump for me 3 times… because I kept on missing him. 😛
I was almost envious of everyone… I couldn’t go down into the water at all. 😦
But I guess the gorgeous views made up for it! 🙂


And Sabrina staying up occasionally with me. So it wasn’t so bad!
And my boyfriend coming back at the end of everything!
All of us having a mad awesome time!


Jordan cut his leg. All the tour guide could say was, “I told you to stay away from the rocks!”


Something about the waters, it just makes you hungry!! So I was really happy to get to our lunch stop!
It was basically like home-cooked food! Yummy, yummy.


Jordan looking super sexy. 😛


Munchin’ time!!


Wei Hao had an overload!!


Pac Man, fruits version!
Just look at their fruits! So lovely & vibrant in colours!


Gosh, it was such a long time since I had set foot on such an environment.
Proof that I indeed did set foot! 😀 Okay, this is really for myself to see.


Yet another gorgeous beach. My gosh. I almost don’t want to ever go to East Coast Beach back in Singapore ever again.


It is really holiday paradise over there!



Show you something crazy cool. Jun Yong found his own little chicken island! So cute!


On to the next island!
Okay, I’m going to be honest… I don’t remember any of the names of the islands. Only the Chicken Island…. -.-
Quite some stuff there!! Look at the gorgeous scenery!
And some daredevils were rock-climbing.


Mark & me’s footprint!


I buried my boyfriend’s feet in the sand. And ran off!
But he caught up practically immediately.


And when you walk further down the beach stretch, you’ll find boats selling yummy treats!

And of course, more corn please!!



Something about the waters, but it just makes you extremely exhausted!
After heading back to the villa for a change of clothes, we headed out again! Ah, its good to be young & lively.
Something that you must do every time you get to Thailand is…?
Because there were too many of us, so we had to go upstairs & down these corridors.


Mark & I were brought into this little room. Kind of dodgy… but the massage was fairly good! 😀


The masseuse was really friendly, she kept on talking to me. My boyfriend fell asleep & snored. So ended up both masseuses started chatting with me.
After massaging, we went to the Walking Market!! Which is really much like a Pasa Malam back in Singapore.
They just sell a whole lot of interesting-looking stuff!




Look at the cute rabbits!!! *squeals*
Friends: Lets buy one!
Me: How to bring back to Singapore?
Friends: We can set it free! Like doing some charity.
Me: With all the cats outside our villa, it’ll be eaten!
Friends: Then its doing charity to the cat!!


Bah. Cute little things, good thing you weren’t bought.
After a few short hours, it started to pour! My gosh. It didn’t help that we all split up to browse by ourselves; so we were each pretty much hiding under different stalls’ umbrellas. Roar.


It was freezing! Before I left for Krabi, all my friends were warning me about the humid weather.
Some told me to even get the 130SPF sunblock. -.- Good thing I didn’t listen! I just stuck to my 50SPF!
Pretty soon, we all umbrella-hopped to get some snacks for dinner & we gathered under a huge umbrella! All the stalls were slowly packing up, which also meant that our ‘shelters’ were depleting!
So we decided to call our trusty Tuk Tuk Uncle!
Just a side note, they have those colour-me-ringtones in Thailand as well. And the Tuk Tuk Uncle’s song is…. Roar!! I complain every single time I call him.
Uncle: Hello?
Me: Hi Tuk Tuk Sun! (Sun is his name.) Can you come and pick us up?
Uncle: Okay! Where?
Me: We are at the Walking Market! Please come find us!! We are in the middle of nowhere under a big umbrella.
-.- Nice to know I amuse people everywhere I go.
You have no idea how relieved I was when Mark confirmed that it was his tuk tuk that pulled up nearby! The villa never felt more like home. In fact, I was getting really used to living there! 🙂
24 March
I was pretty much looking forward to today. There was still going to be a little bit of water activity….but I had about a 40% chance of being able to take part! 😀
However, looks like there was going to be more water activity than what was in our tour itinerary. Look at the dark skies so early in the morning!
Today was another day packed with fun! We were going to visit some hot springs, pools, temples & elephants!!
Loading up the van & ready to head off!
The first stop was a hot spring. Which I wasn’t able to go into… 😦 I had nasty cramps!
Walked past these little shops at the hot spring, thought they were really cute!
So everyone went off to dip in the hot spring, I was sitting in the shelter. After a bit, I got really restless.
No doubt I was in discomfort, but I didn’t drag my butt out of Singapore after so many years just to sit by a shelter and watch the rain fall.
I got up & went to take a look around the place!
Really glad I talked myself into taking a walk! It was such a lovely place.


I look like some sick thing…. Which I was for those few hours.
When we headed off to the next pool… Believe it or not, I was able to go into the water! Probably I was really upset that I wans’t able to take part in the fun…. 😦 So my body decided to take a break off the nature grid! Haha!
The 2nd pool, didn’t bring my camera…But it was fun! And it was super hard to climb up with all the algae stuck all over.
We had to walk a good 20 minutes down the muddy path into the pool! And it was so muddy, my slipper kept on flicking up mud on my shorts. 😦 I had a polka-dot ass.
I love country rides! Its really something you cannot do in Singapore….
Anyhow, what makes a ride even better?
If there is good food waiting at the end of it! 😀
Imagine munching on some local delights with such a view!
This place had quite a cool washroom. I felt like I had to take a journey just to get there!


Well, I never had to actually walk down the country to use the washroom before! So it was kind of new to me. And I was really amused.
I took so long at the washroom, my boyfriend had to come & look for me.
Check out this crazy adorable cat. Apparently, she dominates the dogs there! O.O
Lunch was simply delightful!
We were driven to see some temples! Check out this one, it is actually built in a cave.
Those are actually cactus!
We were sent on a journey into the wilderness! Without our tour guide!!
I guess it was really too tiring for her to do it all the time.
So basically, we had to climb up a long flight of stairs… Enjoy the view.


After climbing such a flight, I better enjoy the view. Heck, I’ll enjoy just getting on top even without a view.


I know it doesn’t look very long here… but once you climb it, your muscles somehow just gets spasms.
No wonder the character on the map went, “Wow!”
Because when you get up there, its really… “Wow!! I’M FINALLY UP!!!”
This is where the monks rest!


Some metal thingy.


There were loads of big trees in this forest.



Didn’t expect to see a lamp post there! O.O


See the tree in the middle of it all? That was another big tree! It was so tall, I couldn’t see the head.


Time to ride some elephants!!
Shockingly, it didn’t stink at all! I was expecting some horrendous stench or something.



My driver, such a young fella!


Walked through the rubber plantation.


Suddenly, my driver decided to just hop off her head! O.O So my elephant went on auto-pilot.


Quite honestly, I was scared. Elephant walking alone without any directions…. Scary!!
But I looked down, my little driver was walking by our side. I don’t know how he does it! He just walks through the tall grasses, muddy grounds… He doesn’t seem to mind! In fact, he seemed to be having fun taking care of Mark & I.
Apparently, he was rather amused at how Mark & me behaved. -.- Don’t ask.


Jun Yong looking like some king.


And because we didn’t want to put our dirty slippers on the elephant, Mark & I decided to go barefooted!


Just look at the gorgeous view!!


Then my little driver decided to get me to sit on the elephant herself; not on the seat! So exciting!


Then Mark came down too. So we pretty much spent our entire ride without the seat. -.-


It was crazy fun!! And kind of prickly, the hairs on the elephant was kind of coarse. I was really secure though, because my legs were behind her ears!
Speaking of ears, she kept on flapping her ears… They kept on hitting on Mark’s legs. 😀 But because of her flapping, I also didn’t get a single mosquito bite!
Elephant poo poo!


We went inside a lake & I already freaked.


The ride went by a little fast… I guess because I was really enjoying myself! But just like every good job done, a good reward should follow after.
What other better way to reward my elephant than with bananas?


Mark & I feeding that big beautiful girl!


I didn’t know, but my elephant was the matriarch. I love her!


I kept on telling Mark to get her for me so I can bring her back to Singapore.
And all Mark kept on replying was, “Anything for you, darling.”
Okay, but honestly… If I saw an elephant waiting for me at home, I’d freak out.
If an elephant could even get up to my apartment, I’d freak out.
Show you something really cute.
Left picture: Elephant under punishment because he misbehaved during a ride
Middle picture: Children feeding another elephant bananas.
Right picture: Punished elephant couldn’t stand the temptation, he just walked over to join the party!


His trainer kept on yelling at him, but he was too busy gulping up the bananas. Haha!
That night, we went to this place for dinner!


Okay, it really was just snacks first!


Because before dinner, we wanted to enjoy a little bit. The boys went for their massages, Sabrina & I went for a manicure & pedicure!


Mark took this picture of me & said I look totally like a tai tai. -.-


Honestly, I was very unhappy with my manicure & pedicure.
The paint quality wasn’t good, her strokes weren’t nice & my French lining was messy. 😦


Oh well, on the bright side… It was cheap!
On a brighter side, great good beckoned!!


Mark & I were so addicted to pancakes, we actually ran to buy one before our tuk tuk arrived. We love them so much we had such spastic faces while eating.


P.S. I wasn’t digging my nose!! Just scratching it.
25 March
Last day in Krabi!
I was almost depressed. 😦 It was going back to the stressful & realistic life back in Singapore.
As my new friend Jordan said, “Its back to reality!!”
-.- Yea, like that helped.
Something about travelling, you always think that someone might be out there to want to kill/sell you. So when we saw this taxi who had a knife behind his sign, all of us freaked.
Like a bunch of losers we were.
No doubt, I was going to miss the place. Though I’m a home-bird & all, but sometimes a getaway is really desirable.


Our little brunch!
Yes, more pancakes!! Mark & I were gravely addicted.
Oh, did I mention? I simply love their fruit juices. You can actually taste the fruit! Not like in Singapore, taste more ice (or water) than the fruit. -.- Whats more, so much more expensive!


We trying to enjoy our last day!


Because each of us wanted to do different things, we each went our different ways. So it was really my last time to enjoy the surroundings! Ah~


And guess what I say?
My favourite…. Subway!! Good thing I didn’t see it earlier, if not I would’ve forsaken all local delights.


But nothing could really beat the corn there!! Mark & I bought yet another one!


McDonald’s doing Thailand pose!


Peeping into Mark’s eyes. 🙂


Mark & I enjoyed our little frolicking around town for the last hour. And pretty soon, the taxi came to the villa to pick us up!


Arrival at the airport. I could almost sense Singapore coming back to me.


Look at what I found inside the feedback box! 😀


This time, I remembered to take the air-sickness pills. So kind of explains why I look so friggin’ tired in this photo. The medicine makes you really drowsy…


Time to get onto the plane! I swear, this trip was the first time I actually had to walk to the plane on the ground; not through some constructed passage.


Singapore, here we come!!


I slept like a real pig throughout the entire flight. I actually fell asleep on Mark so many times, he had to cramp into weird positions to make sure I was comfortable. 😦 Feel so bad…
And he also had to pull out my gigantic bag from the top.


We’re back in Singapore!! Ah, it felt good to be home!


And the first place we headed; Subway!!!!
P.S. Its not that fantastic a Subway outlet, despite it being in the airport. It was really slow, I actually waited about 30 minutes to be served at this “fast-food” joint. And the bread was so tough, you would’ve thought they kept it for me before I flew to Krabi. -.-


Instead of taking a taxi home, Mark & I decided on the train! And we spent the entire really long journey chatting about the trip. To think we spent the entire trip together practically all the time & we still chat non-stop. 🙂 Ah well, he is after all my (male) best friend as well. Hehe.


And despite me not being able to bring the elephant I wanted back…. Mark got me this instead! 😀 Its proudly stuck on my fridge now!


Mark sent me home & had such a hard time getting home himself.
My dog was absolutely elated when he saw me come home! And truth be told, I missed him heaps too!
Came back, a little jet lagged… And seriously needed some rest.
26 March
So now that Mark & I are back in Singapore, we went to do something we love doing.
Japanese shabu shabu steamboat, to be exact. Over at Vivo City.


I know Mark & I have been together for 4 days straight already & some people are expecting us to get sick of each other.
But y’know what?
This trip has brought us even closer. 🙂
It almost seems impossible for that, but we manage! 😀
And for my first time leaving the country without my family, I think I did pretty good! Loads of credits to my boyfriend, please. He took splendid care of me! 🙂
Of course, his sweet friends. 🙂
Now I’m suffering from wanderlust. Someone help.
It is good to look at the world once in a while to remind yourself the reality of your reality.
Sometimes you live your life so much, you get too used to it. Since your life is within a box, you think the world is within that box. That is perfectly understandable; we’re all human… Its almost impossible for us to comprehend what the entire world is like.
However its good to know a little here & there. Every bit helps! 🙂
I must say, the one thing I really experienced was not the country itself.
Instead, it was the way I was actually so scared of leaving without my family but chose to trust Mark. It was being around people I didn’t really know, but I trusted Mark. 🙂
It was scary, but I’m glad I did.
So next time when I remember Krabi, its not going to be about the whole flood of Caucasians, the crazy fun tours we went to or the delightful treats we ate! …Maybe not even the elephant I simply adore.
Rather, it is going to be that I have finally learnt to trust the one that loves me from the bottom of his heart. 🙂

And its yet another Cousin-bonding!

Most of you know I have a cousin; younger cousin. 

…Who is taller & sometimes people tend to think older than me…but oh well.
Anyhow, other than kinship; both of us also have an awesome friendship. We talk & hang out… And we have stay overs every now & then! 
Since now I’m having my school vacation, it was time for another one!! 🙂 …Plus she wanted to catch me before I fly off to Krabi! (In case no one knows, I’m flying off to Krabi from the 22nd-25th March!) 
It was a 2 night 3 days programme! I was prepared for a crazy fun time!!
March 16
We met at Jurong Point for a quick lunch & walked to Grandma’s house! Sheesh, I make us sound like we’re Red Riding Hoods.
When we got there, we were given some super juicy mangoes!! 
Okay, our agenda for today was to swim!! 
So that we did!

Kath looking like one of those fish spa fishes at my foot.

I don’t know what is it about swimming…but every time you do so, you just get really hungry. Or at least I do. -.-
Grandma cooking up a storm for us!!
Our crazy delicious dinner! 
Nothing I love more than home-cooked food! 🙂
Mommy popped over, bringing Baby!! That little bundle of fur was so pampered by my grandparents. 
He practically has the license to kill with that level of cuteness.
March 17

Agenda of the day: Head to Science Centre!
Sideline, my cute dog. 😛
We went downstairs to the market to grab some breakfast!!
But before we could leave the house, I had to bathe Baby. My pooch was getting awfully dirty & smelly!
So that I did.
And so we made our way to the Singapore Science Centre! Approximately 2 hours off schedule. -.- Typical. 
It has been eons since I last went there!! I felt like I was going on a school excursion or something! *excited* I was twitting about it on the train!
And we have arrived!!
Bought tickets for both admission & an Omnimax movie at night! 
This was in the Mathematics area.
Talking about shapes!
Simple Math fractions & all.

Pumped up on protein yo! Probably Mark’s worst nightmare. 😛

I like yummy pie!

Too many numbers!!

This was crazy cool! It was a hologram! So basically, it was like an object which gave the illusion that it is a solid matter. However it is really just gas.

I was getting really excited over this moving thing. Don’t know why.

After about an hour, I got hungry. And really cranky. 
I even sat there grumpily, because I couldn’t find anything decent in the cafe.

So we made our way to McDonald’s!!
After lunch, I was all pumped up and ready to go!!
But first, I made a phone call to Mark. My darling boyfriend was ill… 😦 

Ready to head back in!

First time ever I wish I was shorter than I already am.
Bouncing on an island!

Kath was so excited about this tree house. It was practically the reason why she pulled me out to the Eco-Garden area. 

More agriculture!

Kath who was most excited about the nature section, suffered the most at the end. Her shoe was flooded with ants!!

Check out this really cool fish! At first, I just walked past the tank…because I thought it was just a whole lot of stones. 
Look carefully! Its a fish that is able to blend in so well with its surroundings!! …Or at least if its surroundings are a whole lot of small pebbles.
I like eel! Well, when its Unagi… Not when it looks like that. Kind of gives me the quivers!

So cute!!

Mr. Star-Shell turtle!

Newly hatched chick!

I stood around hoping to see another one hatch! But after about 30 seconds…. I moved on. 


Sometimes things that come in a jar are not very yummy…

Soon, the Science Centre exhibition area was closing! So we went for dinner before our Omnimax movie. 
Really no where to eat…. So it was back to good ol’ McDonald’s!
Reaching for the nob!! 
Getting ready for our movie!! It was Sea-rex. Basically about the prehistoric dinosaurs and the kings of the sea in the past. 

The movie was nice! 🙂 Thoroughly enjoyed it. Though I must admit, I don’t remember any of the names they mentioned. Half the time I was too engrossed in looking at the animal itself. 
Workin’ out! 
Played around a bit more….

And we got home!

I missed my boyfriend a heck lot. 😦

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed my day out with my beloved cousin! But nevertheless, I miss Mark soooo much.

After our long & tiring day…. My Mommy prepared for both of us nice big cups of honey water! 🙂

March 18

Kath’s last day at my place!

Kind of sad… I like the idea of waking up with someone in the house who can keep me company! Alas, all good things must come to an end some time.

Today’s plan was simple: Lunch with the family!

We had a little Yakult in the morning.

Off to Marina Bay Sands for some nice Japanese buffet! 
One of the major tourist attractions in Singapore right now!

 They serve awesome tea here!

Really expensive form of transportation. 

I have an aunt working in one of the shops at Marina Bay Sands. So since we were early, we decided to pop by for a little visit! 
Taking a rest in the VIP room! 😀

Love the decorations around the boutique! So simple & elegant. 

Showcase of some of their clocks! Ignore my idiotic pose, please.

My grandpapa & I!

My grandma, me & aunt!

A little release in the washroom before we piled it in for the buffet!

Todai! Apparently a new place in Singapore, but highly popular in America! 

This wasn’t all of the spread. I was simply too hungry & enjoying myself too much I didn’t bother taking anymore pictures. 

A map, which is also your place mat on where has what food! Super helpful. As I was eating, I was already plotting out my next course of buffet attack! 😀

The whole place had TVs all over playing a playlist of popular KPop MTVs. 
At first I was enjoying the songs! Then it got really repetitive. -.- 
No, the playlist wasn’t short. 
Yes, it was we who really ate for a long time. 
Me being my usual nonsensical-self again. Its a wonder why Mark still loves me after knowing all my quirks.
Look at all the stuff I ate!!! 

Ate them all by myself! *proud but guilty beam* 
I showed those pictures to Mark when I met him afterwards & he was….shocked. At the same time, he knows his glutton-of-a-girlfriend. 

I enjoyed having that awesome sleepover with my darling cousin, Kathlyn!!

She & I share the same blood… So basically we are more or less already tied to each other.

But! We have an awesome friendship too!! 🙂 That makes it even better.

And I know I sound mighty old saying this…but at least next time when we grow up & earn the money… We can work better together at taking care of our old folks! 😀

Family has always been one of the most important things in my life; and I don’t intend on changing that anytime soon. 😉

Alright. That’s all for now! 

Good day class, I am Miss Sim

I’ve dreamt about being countless things when I was a little girl. 
An artist, an actress, a singer… Daddy wanted me to be a lawyer. 😉 Probably explains why some people say I have the Gift of Gab. 
I’ve thought of being so many things, but never once have I thought of being a kindergarten teacher
For one, I’m not really interested per say. I love children, don’t get me wrong! 
But trust me, when it gets down to teaching those little mons…*ahem* little children… It is entirely a different story, please. 
My mother is the principal of a kindergarten and her teachers had to go for a training session today. Do you believe they went for training to learn how to use an iPhone application?? Seriously, I don’t know what to say. This whole iPhone thing is really over the top. 
Something about the application linking to the school system or something….
Anyhow, Mommy couldn’t get a substitute teacher for her Kindergarten 1 class. So what happens then? She calls her daughter (me) who happens to be on school vacation! And currently jobless… 😦 
And don’t go thinking that this was a job, because it was on a voluntary basis. Roar. I did it for the sake of filial piety! *beams* …and of course to kill some time. Got mighty boring staying at home. 
I have taught kindergarten children before, just never that particular class. 
However they were really sweet & loving. 🙂 Just one child, who needed to be disciplined with the iron fist! I might sound sadistic saying this, but I enjoyed disciplining that child! 😀 
He was a real rascal. He bullies other children, throws toys around, tries to bully me even! O.O But he picked on the wrong teacher today yo. 
And when class was dismissed, Mommy came to help me up their different buses. She noticed that he was awful glum…. Hehe. Mainly because he didn’t manage to get his way around today. 
So after class, I went to Mommy’s office. Privilege of being the principal’s daughter… I sat down on her seat & started marking the assignments I gave out today. 
It is really interesting when you teach a kindergarten class, because you get to somewhat see what a child will be like when he/she grows up. 
Don’t say its too early to judge! By the time they are 3-4, you can already see the rough ‘template’ of what the child is like. 
As I was teaching… 
The boy who keeps on coming to lie down on my chest & whining; most probably is going to be a Casanova.
The girl who is extremely unfriendly but does her work faster & better than everyone; is probably going to be high in IQ, but lower on EQ. 
And the list goes on. 
Fun, but tiring. 
The kind of thing which I thoroughly enjoyed, but would never opt to do it frequently. 
Somehow developed a headache. 😦 
Good thing I met with Mark to unwind! 🙂 
And my fickle-minded boyfriend was supposed to crave for pasta! But once he saw some ala carte buffet, he was sold! -.-
So instead of something Italian, we ended up with something Japanese. 
We still managed to make it to the IT fair. We went to look-see, look-see!! 
The thing about IT fairs is, you have to know what you want. If you don’t know, chances are you’re not really going to find anything. 
After that, we went home!! 
Something rather…. Well, interesting happened tonight. 

I just want to thank my sister+BFF, Lily for listening to me cry & rant on the phone. And reminding me that I make very bad choices when I’m upset. Haha! Thanks for always being there for me, girl. Even though you were sleeping when I called…. Sorry!! *hugs!*

All’s good & fine now! Just a little scared from now on. 😦

Ah, but a little pinch of fear doesn’t make life sad! Keep smiling! 🙂

Just like all those little children I taught today. Sometimes you just need to pretend like you don’t really have a care in the world. All you really need to care about is, “Which toy am I going to play with next?”

Lets try looking at life with such simplicity & innocence, but applying the vast knowledge & experience we have accumulated through our years.
I trust we’ll be a lot happier!

After all, the important thing to living to be happy, right? 😉

My Love Story

Countless friends have asked exactly how Mark & I met, how we fell for each other, when did we fall for each other, how we got together… Etc.

Well, here it is! Don’t worry, its not going to be as long as How I Met Your Mother.
….Still kind of long though. You might want to bring the popcorn over.

It was in February 2009, my friend Daron invited me to have a Chinese New Year gathering at his place. Other than me, he also invited Fernando, Mark and Shaun.

Yes, I still had my bangs. 
No, I still don’t know what possessed me to cut those bangs.
And no, I still don’t know what further possessed me to keep them for so long. 
But they’re off now! *grin* 
So since then, he somehow got my e-mail and we would occasionally chat on MSN. 
And since he got into NS, he would call me every now & then just to kill time. We’d chat for hours on end until he had to go off because it was lights out. 
I distinctly recall, two occasions. 
One, I was leaving school… Really tired out & exhausted from debates. Then he called & I started ranting non-stop already. 
Okay, I see the paradox here… As much as I was tired out by debates (which required a lot of talking), I somehow still had loads of energy to go ranting (which also required a lot of talking). 
Two, I was leaving school again. This time I was leaving a camp, which I thoroughly didn’t enjoy & I fell ill. On the first day too. I just got off the phone with my then-boyfriend, then Mark called & I complained. Again. 
Ah yes, the then-boyfriend. Y’see, towards the end of September 2009, I was attached to someone else. I was madly in love and Mark & I were the most platonic of friends. 
I was unavailable, he wasn’t interested in girls. 
Okay, I realise how this sounds. No, he wasn’t gay! Albeit I like to tease him on that… 😛 He was just one of them gamers who spent all their time & money on computer games. He just saw having a girlfriend as a hindrance. 
Throughout 2009, we met on a very irregular basis. Haha! It was always with the group. Trust me, Mark was one of the boys I never ever thought I’d end up dating. 
He was even enlisted in “My Most Platonic Boy Friends” category. …Well, he would be if that category existed. 
In December 2009, he was holding a Christmas party. However I was unable to attend. To make up for it, I said I’d help him bake his Christmas cookies on Christmas day! 
So we went ingredients shopping together & bought Subway back to his place. He wasn’t very sure that he chose the right help, since I did steam cookie dough before. It was like cake… 
I have a perfectly logical explanation for this! My oven died on me just when I finished baking the trial batch! So the only other alternative, was the rice cooker… Which could steam things as well. 
Rather innovative, I’d say! 🙂
…And very disgusting. I threw it away. 
Under the watchful eye of Mark, we managed to come up with pretty decent cookies! He likes his cookies crunchy, I like mine chewy. 
Believe it or not, our cookies were both crunchy & chewy! I don’t know how we managed that, but it turned out that way. 
However halfway through, while we were just getting the hang of the baking… I realised I was very late for a Christmas date with my then-boyfriend. *guilty pangs* 
So I left him in the lurch… Alone, baking in the kitchen. I felt so bad that after my date, I called to ask if he needed anymore help. 
After that, we returned to our usual thing of just chatting on the phone & MSN. While I continued being in a relationship with my then-boyfriend. 
Then in May 2010, practically half a year later – he asked me to accompany him to a friend’s birthday party. 
And because I didn’t really enjoy it… He had to leave early for me. So he sent me home in the taxi, then he went home as well. 
I felt so bad. 😦 Because of me, he didn’t get to stay & enjoy himself.
In June 2010, I temporarily adopted a dog while his owner was out for town for a week. That day, we wanted to go out with our friend, Daron. However, I also had to send the dog back. 
After I sent the dog back, I brought the cage along… Which was a bad thing, because it stunk up Mark’s car really badly
Then he drove me around to put the cage away in the house again. 
By then, his car was already reeking badly. 
Then came August 2010, he wanted to meet me for lunch after my pop piano lesson. So we went for lunch & as promised, he’d drive me to see my good friend, Ker’s performance in Resort World Sentosa. 
We got there, but a little too late. 
Show was over. 
Point is, Mark’s total car expenditure was unusually high that day. First, driving around Orchard for lunch & parking. Then driving into Sentosa, paying admission fee. Parking in Sentosa, parking fee. Then we drove around some more… You get the picture. 
In September 2010, something really nasty happened to me. I actually had warnings from people to BEWARE when I log into Facebook.  
And true enough, I needed those warnings…Because I was greeted by something very unpleasant. 
The most unpleasant of it all? I was powerless & couldn’t retaliate. Basically, I broke up with my then-boyfriend about 2 months back. And I received something ugly, when I was still emotional over everything. 
I know. What a loser I was. 2 months and I was still missing him. 
Anyways, I ululated. Literally. 
I called Mark. Not because I wanted him to console me, because I usually do that D.I.Y-style. I wanted to ask if he saw any of this coming since my then-boyfriend also knows him. 
I tried very hard to sound like I was okay, but I couldn’t. One, it was Mark who I spent hours on the phone with before – he knows how I sound like when I’m happy. Two, September is always an emotional time for me… So it really got to me. 
After a while, Mark showed up at my house. He stayed with me around the void deck while I told him what had happened and he even brought alcohol & chocolates for me. We talked and shockingly I didn’t cry anymore… I was so sick of crying for someone who hurt me over & over again. I guess when I saw what was on Facebook, my dam broke loose and all the tears just came out. 
Then, to make things better for me… He drove me to supper. In his car, I found a bigger bottle of alcohol & more chocolates. Haha! 
Since then, we were chatting on the phone at least thrice a week.
I guess he didn’t mind all the inconveniences I brought into his life… He asked me out again in October 2010. We went for some shopping & a movie. I even helped him choose the top he was wearing in the picture below! *proud* 
After our day out, I was meeting my BFF Lily for dinner. He offered to drive me there, but in the end… We both got a little lost; drove around for almost 2 hours. And Mark was so tired he wanted a cup of good coffee, but the place where he dropped me had no good coffee. Such a picky fella, tsk. 
When November 2010 came, the army sent Mark to Australia for 2 weeks. And probably he knew how used I was to chatting with him on the phone, telling him how my day went…how I feel about things… He bought an international call card when he got there!!
Only to find that it was notoriously expensive & he had to walk a long way to the pay phone.
So instead, we used Skype! 🙂 I love Skype. 
We webcammed practically every single day while he was in Australia, so much so his army buddies thought we were already a couple. 
Look at one of the screenshots I have of him! 😛 I have more!! But I’m going to be selfish & not share, because they’re for my eyes only. 😉 
Within that same month, another personal thing happened to Mark. 😦 
The bummed up thing was I was really tired out in school & projects… but despite it all, after school I rushed down to see him anyway. 
I found myself in a part of Singapore which I have only passed by in taxis before. How brave I am! *grin!* All I knew was that the one who was always there for me, needed me this time; so I was determined to be there for him too. I even brought chocolates!!
When I found him, I saw the sad look on his face and really wanted to just hug him & tell him that everything was going to be okay. 🙂 But at that time, it was still only as a very good friend. 
However, in that same night… Before I left, I gave him a half hug. I don’t know how come it was half… I guess because he & I never hugged before, so it was kind of awkward to give him a full hug. But when I did, I felt something flicker in my heart and I realised I was falling in love with one of my best friends. 
Then came December 2010. I was already certain that I wanted to move on from my ex-boyfriend, I was sick of hoping that he was missing me too. Yes, it actually took me that long to accept that I had to move on. I realised it long long ago, but only then did I accept it. 
I knew I was beginning to feel something for Mark, but I refused to acknowledge it. I didn’t want to ruin the friendship we had. I mean, if we got together… And what if we broke up? Then we’ll most probably lose the beautiful friendship too. 😦 
In this month, I brought my dog for grooming. And while I was waiting for my pooch, Mark brought me out for a nice Japanese lunch! 🙂 
And yes, this is the famous picture that many friends thought that it was announcing our relationship. No, it wasn’t.

When he sent me back to collect my dog, he offered a lift home. Little did I know that my dog would shed so much fur in his car…. I felt awful
Within the same month, we met again for a movie! Then back to his place for another show. 
However halfway through the show in his place, my mom called to get me to run an errand last minute. It was really annoying. When I turned it down, she went on ranting about how she has to work & how I should contribute & all that stuff. Lets not get into the family feud here. 
Basically, I had to run down to meet some people for her and bring them to her friend’s office. Which was really stupid, her friend could’ve done it himself! Tsk.
So I had to leave him for a short while. 
Being the nice guy he is, Mark drove me to the place to pick up the friends. He even waited around for me to finish hosting him & drove me back again to his house.
So December… 
Soon, it was Christmas! And Mark & I were friends for practically 2 years. 
Last Christmas, we were baking cookies in his house & I left halfway….
In 2010, I baked him cookies for his present instead! And this time I stayed all the way… Even had dessert!
So basically after everything… You’d think that we’d just be forever friends.

I mean look at this! 
First, I left him halfway while he was baking Christmas cookies. So his cookies were first crunchy & chewy… After I left, they were just plain crunchy. 
Second, he was ready for some partying at his NS buddy’s birthday party…but I screwed it up for him because I didn’t want to stick around. 
Third, I stunk up his car with a dog’s cage & he even had to drive me around to drop the cage off. 
Then, he had to drive me to see my friend’s performance…Which I never did make it, by the way. His cash card in his car was deducted by a good $50, I think. 
Then, when I’m all emotional & hurt… He drove down from his place which isn’t exactly near my house, to come & comfort me. 
It doesn’t stop there! When he had to fly to Australia, he spent on getting an international call card, walked a long distance to the pay phone just to call me; because I’m used to hearing his voice. 
Then when he brought my dog & I back from the groomer’s, my dog shed fur in his car! Little bits of fur was flying around in the car!

When my mom came with a (fairly) unreasonable request, he stepped up & shared the burden with me; drove me down there & waited around for me to drive me back.

Am I troublesome or what? Roar.

Anyhow, came January 2011.

By that time, all my friends (literally, all) were saying that Mark was also in love with me. But I was too dense to see it. I continued saying, “We’re just really, really good friends.”

One fateful day, Mark came to pick me up from school.

He drove us to a nice & romantic spot. There we sat & started chatting up a storm as usual.

After a while, he held me really tightly & said there was something he wanted to ask.

There & then, it all clicked in my head – he was in love with me too.

You’d think that I’d be all happy, blushing and going, “Yes?”, with some puppy eyes.

No, I wasn’t. I was scared. I literally panicked. A thousand thoughts ran through my head….

What if we break up & lose this friendship?
What if we are great as friends, but sucky as lovers?
What about my past relationship? Will that affect us? 
What if I’m making another mistake? 
What if I get hurt again?
What if he isn’t even asking that question anyway?!?!

I was driving myself nuts in the head.

So I said idiotic things.

Just when I knew he was going to ask…

Me: Oh, I’m starving! Lets go for dinner!

Mark: No, not now okay?

Me: Oh, okay….. Oh no! Look! I think that man is drowning!!!

Mark: He’s fishing…..

Me: Well, sure looks like he’s drowning… From my angle.

Mark probably knew I was trying to escape, so he quickly popped the question.

For the first few seconds, I had no idea what to say.

Great job, after being pronounced as ‘bombster’ because I know how to answer just about any question during my presentations… I didn’t know how to answer the one question which I knew the answer to all along.

…Or at least for the last 2 months.

So I said “yes” and we kissed.

I realised that I am the luckiest girl to be in love with my (male) BFF.

That marks our anniversary! 21st January 2011.

And even after we’re officially a couple, we still do & say all those things we did when we were just good friends.

…Only this time, it comes along with loads of hugs & kisses.

I love you, honey. 😉

So that’s how our development went…

From mere acquaintances, to occasional phone-buddies, to occasional group-meeting friends, to great friends, to realising that we’ve gotten so close… We’ve fallen in love. All within approximately 2 years.

Gosh, this is a very long entry. Kudos to those who lasted till here!!

And kudos to those who already knew that he liked me since months back, because you were right! He said it was sometime between August to September that he realised that he was developing feelings for me.

Bah. I’m dense.

…but the most amazing guy I know is still in love with me. 😉

Unexpected Sunday

Ever had a day when it was just different from what your usual routines are?

Granted, it gives life the little spice it needs just to make things a little less dull. However, usually you would plan these sort of different ‘routines’.

Today, I didn’t.

Y’see, I just begun my school term vacation & I’m really relaxing myself. I keep on telling myself I need to find a job to generate some extra income for myself; I have this money-shortage-phobia. Not a very good thing, working on it! And doing pretty well, I must say. 😉 *pats myself on the back*

Point is, when it was still school term period… I was really cooped up with school.

It got to a point, I actually had nightmares about school work. O.O

Overdone? Tell me about it. I was this close to seeing a psychiatrist!!

No, I’m joking. Cue for you to laugh, please.

My brain did feel like it was in the oven, however.

So needless to say, even my weekends were used to try & catch up with some school work… Doing some projects… And if Heaven permits, allow me to get a little breather! Ah~

Today was my first Sunday on vacation! And already things got a tad different.

Mommy, who distributes lunches to some old folks at a home every Sunday… Was unable to do her duties today. Even during school term, I occasionally assisted her.

However, today I was flying solo.

Meaning, I had to get down to the rice stall alone. 
Lug approximately 40 packets of food alone.
Flag down a taxi alone.
Get to the home & help distribute the food alone.
And make my way back to my own home alone.

Not that I mind…much. But it was kind of last-minute. She sort of told me just before I went to sleep the night before.

My mom has this tendency to boss people around sometimes, its like an occupational hazard. So all she said was, “Tomorrow you are helping me distribute lunches to the old folks, because I have something in church okay?”

Oh well, at least she added “okay?” at the back. Which proves to be a slight indication that she cares about whether I say yes or not.

If I say yes, then all’s fine & good.

If I say no, then she’ll make me say yes.

So I just decided to cut everything short and just said, “Okay.”

And this is how we preserve World Peace!

So in the morning, I got up an hour before I had to leave the house.

Got a tad annoyed, because I really wanted to just rot in bed today.

But I knew that a big group of old people are relying on me (a pig, God help them) to deliver their lunch to them. And whats more, some of them save half of this lunch for their dinner time as well.

I almost heard my conscience speaking to me. It even screamed in my ear.

I washed up, slipped on some casual clothes & brought my dog down for a quick walk before heading to the rice stall.

Really lucky that the stall helper helped me bring the packets to the roadside & in about lesser than 2 minutes I got a taxi! 🙂

Usually when Mommy delivers the lunch, she and I would just drop off the lunches & take the same taxi home again. However since today I was solo, I could do whatever I wanted.

Instead of just riding the same taxi back, I paid the driver & helped bring in the foot into the living room area. Then I helped distribute & pour chili into their rice packets.

I was starving. Did I mention I didn’t have my breakfast or a proper dinner the night before? So every time an old folk flipped open a packet of chicken rice & the aroma diffused up my nostrils… I almost had a nasal-orgasm & my tummy called for S.O.S.

Pretty soon (30minutes later, seemed like 30days in hunger-time), most of the old folks had taken their packet of rice & I took my leave.

At such a secluded place, it was near impossible to get a taxi. So I decided to foot it back home! After all, it was just a good 20 minute walk. No big deal, I thought.

Just 5 minute into the walk, I realised it was a big deal. Hungry + tired = Not a good idea to hike back home.
But I didn’t have a choice.

So I did it anyhow.

Mommy called me to join for her lunch with a friend. This friend, who was offering me a vacation job. After lunch, kind of figured that it wasn’t a good idea to work there.

Mommy & her friend went off to meet someone else. I went back home.

Mark, my boyfriend SMSed & called. I missed him… Even though I was angry that he had a fever, but still went on to play mahjong till 5AM!!

Me: I don’t want to see you this week. (I know its a Sunday, last day of the week & its not really a threatening threat anymore…)

Mark: Open your door.

And there my boyfriend was, grinning from ear to ear, with his phone next to his ear & looking at me.

Oh well, I am a softie… I know.

Apparently, he was ringing the doorbell for some time already but I didn’t hear it. 😛

We sat at home, chatted about all the random things we always talk about, watched some videos online… And I exposed him to How I Met Your Mother!

After a while, I got really hungry & had gastric pangs. So we headed out to Holland Village where I had baked potato from Wendy’s!! Happy, happy.

Thinking that I was only out to Holland Village, I didn’t bother changing out of my plain-tee & shorts. I even just brought my keys, wallet & mobile.

After all, it was only for a potato! Mark was meeting his family for dinner & I was going back home for mine.

Next thing I knew when we were in Wendy’s & I was happily eating my baked potato, Mark asked me to join his family for steamboat dinner.

My first reaction, “In this attire?! I don’t even have makeup on!”

Now I realise how shallow I sounded.

But all Mark did was laugh, kiss me & say, “You’re beautiful just the way you are.”

Anyhow, I said yes eventually (& expectedly, I’m a sucker for that boy). But before we headed to the restaurant, Mark drove me back to his place to get some digestive pills. I swear my gastric was getting bad. 😦

The dubious thing was, Mark bought those pills initially for a science experiment…. Somehow it doesn’t sound very good when someone goes…

Someone: Oh, you look like you need some medicine!

You: Sigh…Yea. It really hurts… You got anything I could use?

Someone: Sure, I do! Let me get it! I bought it about 2 years back to conduct a science experiment on it!!

I couldn’t help but feel like Science Experiment Part II.

But I trust Mark, so I popped the medicine.

…After reading the instructions, the stuff it contains (not that I even know half of them anyway). And of course, the expiry date. 😛

I was feeling heaps better after the pills!

And off we went for dinner with his family!!

After dinner, Mark brought me to get some ice-cream & after a while, drove me home. 🙂

Poor fella, he has to wake up at 6.30AM for work tomorrow. Oh well, good thing is he is going to be free on Friday!! 🙂 And I’m cooking again!

I’ll be boiling some herbal chicken soup! And my boyfriend is really looking forward to it. 🙂

So basically, everything that happened today was really unexpected.

1. I had to deliver lunches to the old folks alone.
2. I thought I could get my vacation job settled, but zilch.
3. My boyfriend shows up at my doorstep.
4. My boyfriend brings me out for dinner with his family, not just a light snack.
5. My boyfriend had to detour me back to his place to get digestive pills.
6. I went into a restaurant with a plain tee, shorts & flip-flops; and I didn’t even have a bag to store my things.
7. Most unexpected of all… I actually enjoyed my day. 🙂

I used to always like to know what I’m doing, what I’m supposed to do…because I kept on making mistakes in my past. Trust me, I can do without fumbling anymore. But then I forgot just how important it is to make mistakes.

Sometimes you won’t know something is a mistake until you make it. 😉

So live life unexpectedly.

Expect to be surprised! I know I do, especially with my boyfriend. Mark surprises me all the time & everyday I’m reminded that lucky I’m in love with my (male) best friend.
…well, I cannot be in love with my female one, can I?

Okay, I can technically…. Lets not go there.

I had a wonderful day living life like it should be – unexpected.