Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

the perfect weekend

July 27, 2009

Friday night date at La Cantina in Venezia of Changi Village Hotel. I’d been angling to try the food there for ages, and agreed that I’d treat the bf when my first pay came in. The Linguine Al Granchio (crabmeat linguine) was to. die. for. Super duper happy with the generous chunks of crabmeat in my pasta, I was grinning throughout the meal. Unfortunately though, the space in my tummy was limited and after the appetizer I was semi-full. I couldn’t finish the hefty portion and could only watch regretfully as the waiter cleared my plate away. ( SUCH A WASTE!) My mind was screaming, but I thought it might be unbecoming if I requested to take-away the remnants. Anyway, I’m very much poorer now and can prob only afford to have plain water for lunch for the rest of the month.

My money management skills are rather questionable right now. Although I’m not the type who spends uncontrollably on accessories or clothes, just meeting up with friends for dinner or drinks set me back by too much each time, something I find a struggle to sustain with the amount I earn as a trainee. urgh. So the plan is to embark on an austerity campaign and learn to turn down such invitations, and prob end up with well, no friends. RESTRAINT IS KEY.

Anyway, on to more delightful matters. A close sec school friend got married on saturday, and boy was she beautifully lovely on her big day. My friends and I were drooling over the wedding shots. Both her and her hubby make such a fine looking couple, to the extent that their wedding photos could be easily mistaken for professional commercials. I can so totally imagine them in an advertisement for De Beers/ lifestyle condominiums etc. As can be imagined, being the first of the flock to enter marriagehood, this wedding was the event of the year and widely anticipated amongst us. It was touching, to hear the pride in the groom’s voice when he introduced her as his wife, the teasing, before proceeding to drive her to tears with a hearfelt speech of his love for her. There was nary a dry eye amongst us bridesmaids, and yes, am truly happy that she found her Mr Right. Beautiful weddings always end on a wistful note, leaving people yearning for more. While it marks the new beginning for the next chapter that is to come in the lives of the new couple. For the attendees, questions like, who’ll be next for instance? Or will I ever find that someone, and be as happy as them? float in their minds.

Life moves in mysterious ways, and so it had to be, that our first class gathering of sorts took place 7 years after our classmate’s wedding. The rest of us girls adjourned to White Rabbit at dempsey. We were a rowdy raucous bunch, not much different from 7 years ago. It was good catching up, sharing the girly details of our lives.

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Before | After

May 2, 2009

Summer of Bintan 07

Then and now, spot the difference. We have perhaps grown a little wiser, a little more mature in between that span of time. I am chagrined, by the number of times he beats me on his iphone Scrabble, scissors papers stone, and other miscellaneous things. Gah.

2 years later

2 years later

my bachelorette pad

November 12, 2008

him ” when are you coming back?”
me ” hmm. *counts* abt 7 weekends more?”
me ” so are you sad that i’m coming back soon?
him ” hmm yaa. i’m enjoying my life as a single now, darn, why are u coming back so soon dear?”
notices my messy room
him ” why’s your room so messy?”
me ” because i’m a bachelorette and its a bachelorette pad.”
him ” NoO, that’s a pigsty.”

he cracks me up all the time. =D

As whiny as a creaky bicycle

May 3, 2008


The bf and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary cycling in ubin. Not exactly what I had in mind initially, but my suggestion of visiting the Escape theme park at Downtown East was sadly vetoed!! Ah well, it was tiringly fun, you should have seen me attempting to ride up the slopes, I almost went backwards. Am definitely not as fit as I was back in those JC days, when I last visited with josh, ching and co. after our prelims. So throughout the journey I was as whiny as my creaky bike, whilst secretly enjoying the change of scenery and the wind in my hair as I whizzed down the slopes.

Season 5

December 22, 2007

These guys have seen me through 5 years so far, and its been a great ride. Merry Xmas everyone!

Friends, Season 5

How do we pick up the pieces and move on?

July 8, 2007

When the line’s been crossed, do you put a stop to it? or run away? I chose the former, I think. Either way, I’m upset. I dont know what it was that made me cry, but probably cos it really hurt. Like I was insignificant. And especially since it came from someone so dear… Never felt more alone in my life.

“Other Side Of The World”

June 8, 2007

Over the sea and far away
She’s waiting like an iceberg
Waiting to change
But she’s cold inside
She wants to be like the water

All the muscles tighten in her face
Buries her soul in one embrace
They’re one and the same
Just like water

The fire fades away
Most of everyday
Is full of tired excuses

But it’s to hard to say
I wish it were simple
But we give up easily
You’re close enough to see that
You’re the other side of the world to me

On comes the panic light
Holding on with fingers and feelings alike
But the time has come
To move along

The fire fades away

Can you help me
Can you let me go
And can you still love me
When you can’t see me anymore

The fire fades away

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I am kinda feeling the lines of this song at the momment. Maybe I’m asking for too much, although I really don’t think I am, but he doesn’t understand why I see and feel about things the way I do. Referring to the post below, it may not have been a practical thing to do but deep down, girls would secretly hope that their bfs would do such things for them. I really should grab that book, Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars! Though talking to Za really helped me see things a little more clearly, guess the problems I’m facing now is universal where bfs are concerned, and what matters is that we both still like and care for each other.

I have really came to appreciate my girl friends alot more. Its really sweet the way girl friends just seem to know and understand how you think, and how they’re so supportive. And you wonder why some girls become lesbians. Guys just try to force some solution accross, while the girls listen and soothe the hurt feelings first.

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Expiry Date

May 3, 2007

Maybe all relationships have an expiry date, and mine has probably run its course.
am really quite tired of all the excuses, reasons, EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES or so he puts it.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

That felt good.

Little Ironies and the 1 year bash.

May 1, 2007

“i’ve alot to tell you actually, you sure you want to sleep?”
Am 1 zonked out girl. Chatted till 4am w jh last night cos he had some interesting news to share. =)Well, am really happy for him. It’s interesting how there are so many similarities in his story to mine.Maybe he can look at us and see where he’ll be in 1 year’s time. hur hur.

And the jqsr relationship turned 1 on labour day !!
We cycled at the ECP in the rain. Which sounds a tad romantic but not really, it is annoying when you are sharing the path with a hundred other cyclists, and, with the raindrops splattering into your eyes. The fun bit was clambering up the sandbar to enjoy the seabreeze, which I had abit of problems trying to get up there really. They never seemed so high when I was younger !!

On our way to Blooie’s
Dinner was at Blooie’s Roadhouse, this breezy little australian pub tucked in a residential alcove in Siglap. Lovely little place this was, serves yummilicious huuuuge burgers and other western fare. We shared Clam Chowder, NZ mussels simmered in white wine and capsicums and a Cheese Bacon Mushroom Burger. Oh, plus a lychee margarita and a hoegarden each. *smacks lips* .
Marg and Hoegarden

Then we caught Spiderman 3. Too many bad guys in the story methinks, Spidey’s spreading himself too thin. All in all, pretty much an enjoyable day.

2days more

January 10, 2007

zzz. waiting for the dear bf to call. hahah. weird. i’m just addicted, to having our nightly phone conversations before bed. its as though something’s missing if i dont get to do that.

2 days more and i hit the official age of adulthood. i’m still me, but hoping to be less of a drifter in life. Today’s FT class was a sobering one, it opened my mind and eyes as to what its really like in the corporate world. As our instructor stated, the world’s not fair. People with better looks, get ahead. People with good networking skills, get ahead. People who are able to think on their feet, to speak as though they know what they’re talking about, get ahead. Networking, politicking, image, personal branding and such.

One of the main reasons why I chose SMoo (names shall be changed to protect the innocent) was that i knew i’d undergo this sort of polishing, soft skills I know at the momment which I dont have the finesse for, and would come in really handy in the future, be it at the workplace, or just the various relationships you have with people in life.

And i guess yes, my darling self, its right about time i start planning my career. Passion, where art thou? I’ve a feeling that deep down, I might already know my calling, just refusing to accept it for the momment.