Happie Neu Ear and belated merry Christmas!!
Live a little, love more, and have lots of blessings.
I wish that you are a light for others, and for yourself,
I am not friends with Chocolates anymore. I realise that this is a selfish friendship. It has been playing me all these while and it did me no good at all.
My hips are doubly huge right now, and it is stretching the skirt which used to hang nice and loose. Now it is threatening to rip!
I can’t carry on with this relationship anymore, I am sorry but this is the final goodbye. (at least for december).
Sad but Determined,
It is a fact that Clusterfluff is the BESTEST PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM EVER!! I am just so crazy over it.
And like how I love Clusterfluff, there is an amazing sticky love between me and the top 7 hit singles stuck in my head right now.
Listed below in order of explicit preference:
1. Robyn – Dancing on my own
2. The Queen – Under pressure
3. Switchfoot – Your love is a song
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t stop
5. Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
6. Birdie – Skinny Love
7. Robyn – with every heartbeat
Robyn is absolutscrumpilicious! Her Sweden rock makes you want to dance too. Because she is the favouritest here is a photo of her just for fun 😉
And to round it up, the best place to cheek out these music?
Definitely Wala Wala.
Him I hate and love and hate and love many times over. It is my best companion in a cold, comfortless night.
It is my last enemy to defeat in the still afternoon heat. It costs me many lumps of grey matter to resist this fiery red box! My legs keep bringing me to the kitchen, and my fingers would inch closer to it until a moment later, I realised I have already popped a tennis-playing panda into my mouth! Ah look what I’ve done!
I think the prints on his T-shirt is inspirational 🙂 It helps me decide what sport I should pick up next. Sailing? Hockey? Speed biking?
But besides the prints, what I truly adore about him is his heart. his chocolatey-vanilla heart. It is like having a hearty teaspoon of nutella! Yums! And the way the chocolate tip curves gentle out of the cookie simply says yummilicious innocence!
How can you not love? (hate you!)
Where should I put my head for the next part of my life? It is time to move on from the dingy office-admin-gov-reporting-stuffy atmosphere to something more free-roaming and challenging! I should not hesitate to crawl out of my little shell from here! *crawls slowly….*
*Leaves the shell…*
“creep to the mouth of the cave..*
the process of getting out of plato’s cave is an excrutiating one, becuase everyone around you will scorn “Why are you moving? Isn’t it a beautiful place? Isn’t it comfortable? Why suffer out there?” They will think that you are crazy and say discouraging stuff to make you gradually believe you are stupid too.
Then just at the moment when the tippy tips of our fingers were about to lift off from our old shell and depart and never come back, we cling on tighter, go back in and retreat. Deeper into the recesses than ever before. “Pull back!” our head screams. Our heart wrings in agony but the head doesn’t hear 😦
oh no!! Please do not let that happen to me. If Daryl can go off to New Zealand to pick cherries, so can I change my job. Compared to uprooting myself to down under to indulge in agricultural bliss, I think changing a job is a safe, sane and valid move on my part. (Though secretly inside I would love to pick cherries too.. I am so inspired by the travel shows on TV and I think I might just buy them off the rack if the series is available!)
Oh my goodness. I need a cheer to boost my ego and lighten my feet. I feel stuck, like my oversized boots are sinking into the murky mud. What a troublesome road life is!
I take that back. Love living, keep calm and have a gin fizz.
Always helps, especially when this one below is simply gorgeous:
Happy Mid Autumn Festival!
The mid autumn festival marks the autumn equinox, hence its name. It is also a time of harvest in most parts of China, and the people would offer up their fruits of labour, apples peaches pears grapes melons oranges, to worship the moon. This festival has been celebrated by the Chinese for a long time, since the Shang Dynasty from 2000BC-1066BC. It falls on the fifteenth day of the month when the moon is at its fullest, and people would have dinner together, and admire the moon while having sweet snacks and Chinese tea, to wish sweet blessings of family reunion.
A special food during the mid autumn festival is the mooncake. The mooncake is a sweet, dense cake, filled with a paste made from melon seeds, almond seeds, lotus or bean puree and orange zest.It is also round, to imitate the fullness of the moon. A salted egg yolk is traditionally embedded in the centre, and it is baked till the skin turns a light golden brown. The mooncake skin is embossed with traditional symbols of the festival. It taste gorgeous. Truly.
Family friends and relatives would give boxes of mooncakes to each other during the festival, to give well-wishes of family reunion.
Today, many Chinese celebrate the mooncake festival not only by eating mooncakes, but also playing with lanterns and recently sparklers too! Mid autumn festival in Singapore is a festive light-up. Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay are lit up with decorative lantern floats and displays to commemorate the festival. Around the neighbourhoods children carrying lanterns dominate the playgrounds and parks. Most of them would sport electric lanterns that emit multicolour lights or even carry a tune, while more composed ones carried the traditional, delicate paper lanterns. Some children may even choose to play with just candles or sparklers.
When I was a kid i did them all with my brother. I had paper lanterns which caught fire, electric lanterns in the sharp of a rabbit, and boxes and boxes of candles which I stuck in the sand pit in the playground. I played with whistling sparklers too! They made my eyes dazzle.
On my way home from work earlier I saw several children who were out early parading their lanterns. Most of them carried electric ones.
I know it is quite a stick-in-the-mud of me to say this, but the paper lanterns definitely rocks much better. It is absolutely fantastic when it catches flames!
I have been in a chiffon craze!!
I bought a chiffon top, a chiffon dress, and a chiffon cake.
Don’t you love the light, fluffy material, the way it rolls around your tongue, melts, like a cloud?
And I love the way chiffon feels like nothing on the skin: so light and airy.
I’m going to enjoy eating my dress and wearing my cake!
I thought the title was very apt for the voice lesson we just went for!
It was really really fun! Cam you imagine hollering your lungs (or diaphragm) out for a legitimate cause: to learn how to sing!!
The lesson was pretty cute. We learnt how to finger 6 basic notes, which made my fingers hurt. It was made so easy when we learnt how to grip the guitar neck, position the wrist comfortably, etc.
But the voice lesson was the funnest part of the class! We had to stand up and had to ÄAAAAAAHHH as long as possible to train the length of our breath. Joel and I died halfway, but the other 2 ladies had some super power lungs man! They went on and on very strongly; we were like WOooahh.
I never knew singing could be such science! A brilliant singer had to learn how to project his voice, snatch the right tone and pitch, and control his breathing to hit the right notes! And underneath all the performance must be full of confidence and immersion into the mood of the music in order for it to touch the audience 🙂
Aw how sweet is that! Maybe i’ll never carry a fine tune for all my life, but it is sure impressive to know the hard work behind a beautiful song. I give my respects to all dedicated songbirds out there, keep producing music to feed the souls!
p.s. i KNOW the pictures below are kinda out of the point, but i had a fantastic day and i just wanted to highlight the greatest parts of it 🙂
Pleasure is seven times seven multiplied when shared!
It is DEFINITELY different with the durian cake.
If you have it in your hands right now, you’ve GOT TO hide it. Treasure it. Savour it. Don’t let ANYONE ELSE have it!!!!!