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With no warning given, the weather made a drastic 180 degrees change and started pouring right before I left house. Just the other day, I was making my way for a 12pm lesson from home like any other school days. But because of the weather, I delayed a little. And like any other day, I was really oblivious to my surroundings, I alighted at the wrong MRT stop. I silently laughed at my silliness and detoured.

Right at the bus stop, SHOOTS, I realised I forgot about my laptop (which is basically like my textbook because we use laptop for everything). Funny thing was that I did packed the laptop charger.

SO anyways, I got a bit flustered… which is probably why I boarded the wrong bus. However, I didn’t even realised it till I saw Beauty World Station. At that moment, I was already about 10 minutes late for lesson. In the end, I took a uber to school and was 30 minutes late for class.

Many many things went wrong for me in just a short span of 1 hour. In this situation, I could get all affected and be mad, or just stay calm and laughed it off. Perhaps I was just in a good mood that day, I woke up on the right side of the bed, I had a good night sleep blah blah blah. But this serves a really good reminder to me to always take things easy. Whatever that could gone wrong, would go wrong. Should I have been really pissed and keep harping on that is has been a bad day, I would be in a shit ass mood for the whole friggin day. But when I just moved on, I feel that my mood picked up again.

I guess that sometimes in life, we cannot always take things too seriously. We can always remember the things that went wrong, as valuable lessons,  but we cannot hold on to them. Unhappiness is like an anchor, it’s gonna pull us down, and one day we’re gonna drown in them.

So let live happiness. Enjoy every single day because we’re never going to have them back!

Love, cheryl.

Day 1 (3/01):

I remember feeling all nervous taking a plane alone for the first time. Yet, I was so excited. Joey met me at Hokkaido airport and I changed into winter clothing and all. I was so wrapped up like a little dumpling. But when we stepped out of the door, I feel like perhaps I can wear a hundred more layers because winter in Hokkaido feels like an endless freezer.

It was already late when I arrived and I was starving. After a long gruesome 1hour ride, we finally reach the area of her apartment. She brought me to eat some fast food chain of beef rice bowl. IT WAS GREAT.

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Day 2 (4/03):

Spent our day walking at the streets of Otaru. I can’t even tell you enough how beautiful that place is. It really looked like a place out from a fairytale. There was just white everywhere. After walking by the canal, we went to the food district and I had the best king crab, yum!!! I remember how we want to take photos but it was too cold for our hands to leave our pockets, therefore the lack of photos 😦

One thing about living in a winter country is that, you won’t feel like bathing because that means you have to part with your dear clothes. And after forcing yourself into the hot shower, you just don’t feel like coming out, hahaha.

oh and, the really plain looking food in the picture, the Oden, is hands down my favourite 7-11 food!! I MISS IT SO MUCH T-T

Day 3 (5/01):

Caught a flight to Osaka, and I thought that, maybe we can run from the cold for a little bit. I was soooo wrong, the wind in Osaka is a killer. After the really confusing train ride and stuff, we got to our AirBnB and rested abit before heading out again. By that time, it was already dark because winter = shorter days and longer nights. Dotonburi was a bustling street of shops and food. We tried some beef thing (can’t remember what it’s called, but basically it’s fried on the outside and pretty uncooked in the inside), where we didn’t really enjoy. But the seared beef bowl with the onsen egg was really good though!

One thing I also love about Japan is that they have vending machines everywhere that disperse hot green tea. It’s really a lifesaver during winter.

Day 4 (6/01):

Got up early and made our way to Universal Studios Japan!!!! I was reaaaalllyyyyy excited to go there because Harry Potter Land. So anyways, even though we were pretty early, the ticket and entrance queue was already crazily long. After entering, we straight went for Harry Potter land first. It was soooo pretty, the place. Hot butter beer was really good too! Next, we went to test our limits at the roller coasters. I think the real test was really queuing for the rides. Because it was SO cold and that 2h wait in the cold was just, omg-is-it-our-turn-already. Ended our trip to USJ with those like mini shows and parade.

I was extremely tired already. So when we were having our super awesome steamboat dinner, idk if you can imagine this, but I was falling asleep while chewing my food LOL.

Day 5 (7/01):

Nara Park day! The deers there were extremely cute but when they see food, be sure that they will pester you to no ends. We tried hiding the biscuits in our pocket, but it backfired because they end up chewing our jackets and stuff. Also, these cutie pies actually bow back at you when you bow at them!!!

Day 6 (8/01):

Better known as legs-day haha. We went to Kyoto Prefecture to see the shrines. We went to a particular area/shrine/idk what but there were just steps after steps. Really beautiful place though. The greens from the tree together with the orange from the thousand tore gates really made the climb so worth it. The view? nothing less than gorgeous. I was really proud to reach the top btw. There were so many times I wanted to just give up LOL. Also, they serve really nice hot soba there.

Day 7 (9/01):

Back to winterwonderland Hokkaido. It was a chill day there because we were already so worn out from all the travelling. Mostly just eat and shop and eat again. Highlight of day 8 was really the wagyu beef which we paid a bomb to tried. Unsurprisingly, it was sooo oiishi hehehe. We bought another plate of different part of the cow to compare. Although both was really good, the wagyu beef literally just melts in your mouth. So, so delicious.

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Day 8 (10/01):

Jo had school in the morning so I had a great sleep till like near noon and then headed to do some shopping on my own. I went to the Pokemon shop to get some souvenirs. Well, the one in Hokkaido is pretty small and there wasn’t much variety though. After that, Jo brought me for some soup curry. I was really curious and skeptical as to how it would taste but god I WANT MORE NOW. Wow the ingredients were just so fresh and so good. The soup was amazing too.

Day 9 (11/01):

We were supposed to head to the outlet mall after Jo’s school but apparently the bus service to there stops after 1pm. We had no choice but cancelled our plans and shopped around (as there isn’t much to do at the town we were at). Near 5pm, Jo brought me to try some BBQ pork bowl for dinner (as usual, very awesome), and we headed for Mt Moiwa. By the time we were there, the sky was already dark although it was only 6pm-ish. The top of the mountain was a gorgeous sight to behold. It was also literally breath-taking because it was so cold and we couldn’t enjoy it much. So jeng jeng jeng we head for hot chocolate instead 😀

It was also my last night in Japan. Really bittersweet.

Day 10 (12/01):

Denial me just want to extend my holidays but broke me says I have to get back to reality. So broke me and Joey trudged my luggage to the bus where we parted our ways. You know the feeling where you just don’t want to leave… yeah I was having some serious Japan-withdrawals at the airport when I was having my Starbucks and waiting for my flight.

This trip was nothing short of amazing, awesome, everything. The food, the people, everything really. I enjoyed the sushi, the oden, the cheap but good beef bowl and many and everything more. Did I also mentioned I misplace my wallet thrice? And of all the 3 times, I was able to get it back with nothing being taken away.

I JUST LUVVVV JAPAN T-T

Hope I’ll be able to go back soon to see the cherry blossoms and busk in the awesome culture again.

love, cheryl.

First year of university has ended and I’m waiting for my results. I just hope I don’t fuck up lul. Maybe as we grow older, we’re expected to process things and learn faster. I don’t know, but all I know is that what I learn in poly for 6 months is just cramped into 6 weeks of university classes. Sometimes, I just really want to enjoy learning again. To have a curious mind and take time to understand things that I’ve learnt.  Yet, I feel like I don’t have the luxury to do this anymore in university. Maybe I’m just a slow learner, I don’t know. More than ever, I’m just struggling in an ocean trying to stay afloat.

There’s nothing ever ‘okay’ about life. There are times where you feel like everything is going well, life is great, you love life. Treasure this moment, because it doesn’t last. Just as you are loving life, life will make you feel uncertain about things. And that’s the phase I am at now. Constantly doubting things, second-thinking how I feel and stuff.

I really can’t even describe how I feel, or what I am thinking.

Sometimes I just want to feel normal, to feel that everything is alright, and to feel that maybe I’m just thinking too much. But no. IDK, argh. PMS maybe? Moody as fuck.

You know how when you don’t know someone long enough, and you only seen a phase of his life, but you don’t know what the rest of it is really like? But then after you seen another phase of it, and you go like, well this isn’t what I signed up for. I guess I’m not receptive to changes, but I feel like… IDK. I know it’s either you accept it or you do not. I just don’t know if I can accept this in a long run. I just want to believe, have faith, you know those kind of things. Should I feel annoyed that I’m not included? I constantly question myself this kinda things. But I want to feel included. I guess others would argue that you should have time to do things you wanna do on your own. But I want to learn things you love too, and not just wait for you to do finish them.

I guess I’m weird.

There’s that, goodnight.

Happy 3-month-late 2017!!!

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I haven’t had the time to do a proper blogpost about my Japan trip because uni. ’nuff said. Though it’s term break now, there’s ECA + pre-course quiz to do, for a just a 2 weeks break meh. So I guess, I’ll leave that for some other time when I have more of it. Which is a very long while later lul.

A very backdated throwback to New year’s eve, where I celebrated the end of 2016 with the poly clique at Jaren’s house. STEAMBOAAATTTT. Just want to say that I’m really thankful for 2016. 2016 has been a year that I look back and realised how much I’ve grown and how much I’ve progressed. It has its ups and downs but it definitely taught me a lot. I’m especially thankful for my Greece trip, and especially especially thankful to have Jon found me (or the other way works as well). Love always works in a mysterious way, you never know who you’ll love, where you’ll find love, how you’ll love. And the best part is you never know how good love can get until someone loves you harder than the other. In the end, the ideal guy might not be the best guy for you. So yup, 2016 ended and 2017 started with Jon, I don’t think there’s anything better than that.

Chinese new year came and went as like every year. This year, due to yeye’s passing, it was a pretty quite affair for my family. It kinda sucked for me because I couldn’t enjoy all the good food and steamboat cuz for my skin condition.

Valentine’s Day went by and it was great. Jon came to school to fetch me with a bouquet of flowers. How corny hehehe. But I loved it. Although I told him before that I’m not a fan/into flowers, but it’s the thoughts that counts really. I feel so lucky to be able to receive my share of flowers. We spent the afternoon at St. Games like the geeks we are and  had dinner at Cedele like the gluttons we are. Simple, but amazing date (4th date yeah?) like every other dates we have. I mean, as long as there’s good food, it’s amazing to us HAHA. Completed the night with a movie, xXx or something like that I can’t rly rmb(it’s not porn I swear).

Currently, home’s situation is in a mess. Skin condition isn’t that great. Urgh. I hope everything gets better soon though. Really really can’t wait to recover. I’m thinking positively everydayyyyy. I hope mom stays strong and I’m grateful to have my strong pillar of support.

love, cheryl

 

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Favourite month of the year is finally here!!!! Can’t help but think that 2016 went past in a blink of an eye. Anyways, just some update on how my December has been…. nothing short of fantastic actually 😁

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Went to Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay with the handsome one. Is it finally #3rdDate? Had lots of fun seeing the beautiful christmas lights, trying our hand at the carnival and eating straight-up raspberry sorbet 🤣 apparently we kinda suck at carnival games but babe won me a Mr Panda huehue. Raspberry sorbet was a challenge to finish though….
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Damn right you straight-up raspberry sorbet

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Our first instant photo together HEHE.

Thank you my dear for such an amazing date! It’s truly the company that matters. We could be anywhere doing anything as long as i got you by my side it’ll definitely be fun HAHA. (like eating raspberry sorbet)

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17/12 – Second secret santa this Christmas with the poly clique! Got an underarmor cap from Jas 😁 and guess who was my santee though? Yup, jon HAHA.

16/12 – First secret santa this Christmas with my uni classmates!

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And I’m so glad i passed my first sem in uni HAHAHAHHA. Uni no go 😶

Gonna go bake some brownies with my man now. CIAO.

Happy first month to #jaycee!!!

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EXAMS.ARE.FINALLY.OVER

24/11

Finally get to spend a day out with bae. We had a date at the ArtScience Museum! Everything was great because it’s the company that matters x1000 hehehe. Thank you, love, for getting the tickets!!! Our last stop at the museum was the iconic lights. We waited for like about 30 minutes for the “booooom” effect that never came. I got impatient but babe is patient as usual. I was so hangry :S (although babe was hungry even before we got in but he didn’t complain unlike me hahahha) We settled for a nice dinner at the Teppanyaki stall at 313’s foodcourt. Yum!

25/11 – we went to KTV with the gang although I was coughing like crap. Sounded like a crow (with sore throat – I also sound like one normal day).

26/11 – spent the day nuaing (our true nature) like the genuine sloths we are. Oh, and we finally completed an online movie (Now you see me 2) for the first time. We were so proud!!

‘Twas a great 4 days spent with bae, thankful that he took leave and spent all 4 days with me. We never had much time together over the past 4 months to go on dates whatsoever. It’s always either we were too tired/lazy on weekends or we just don’t have to time to. SOOO, we’re really thankful to be able to spent 4 friggin’ days together yay! Rare and very treasured  by us (:

So thankful for this guy because he truly taught me to love again. I thought I was incapable of feeling anything anymore after being broken and empty. I always look at him and think: wow, we’re together? It’s so surreal cause Jon is just so nice. He makes me want to become a better person. I love him because he’s so kind, so patient, so loving. He don’t get mad when I am unhappy because of certain things, and are even receptive to them. He’s always willing to talk things out, and when I talk, he listens. Listen not just to reply me, but listen to know how I feel. I feel so lucky to have such an amazing guy to love me despite my flaws and insecurities.

God thank you, you’re always so kind.

Till then.

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Exams exams exams.

Thankful for this guy’s effort in delivering lunch and dinner and for the company. Saturdays, though always too short, are always so perfect with you.