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Delayed Gratification

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After graduation, I didn’t go for the coveted europe trip which most people would have, instead I went for a short beach getaway. After earning some money on my own, I decided to head out of Singapore again to satisfy my wanderlust and I can’t describe the immerse satisfaction to fulfill my own desires with my own money instead of my parents’. My choice of destination is the middle-east. I know most people wouldn’t consider to explore the U.A.E but I’m glad I did because it was a blast and I’m greatly enlightened. Spend 10 days in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and i’m impressed by what they have there. In this trip, I’ve been up the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa), seen the largest aquarium in the world at the Dubai mall, the largest carpet and chandelier at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and stepped onto the dessert and made friends with camel. So thankful that I have my cousin to accommodate me and to bring me around while I’m there.

Photos another time :) 

 

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December 29, 2013 at 2:47 am

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Need momentum

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It’s been a long long long time since I last blogged. So much has happened from the submission of my thesis till today, in fact it has been 4 long months. Hopefully, this post will help me get my momentum to blog and document the little significant events in my life. If I were to single out some important moments to remember, it would be my short getaway to Langkawi and penang as well as my graduation. Ho yeah, I did it. I’m a graduate now. 

So after graduation, I decided to skip the lavish graduation trip and went on a simple and short getaway instead. Kent and I decided to go for a beach getaway in Langkawi and I’m glad we did. It was simple, quiet and relaxing – exactly what we needed. 

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We had a really awesome room in a resort and the room was huge, we especially love the toilet which we didn’t take a photo of. It was really the perfect room to roll around in bed and relax. 

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Also, right in front of our room is a private beach and there some sea sports available. Kent really wanted to try the jetski when we were in Phuket but the crowd there was insane and it wasn’t exactly conducive for jetski. The beach at Langkawi is nice, quiet and empty and we had a blast breaking the waves on the jet ski. It was really kinda freaky when we tried going at top speed though! 

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The lobby area was really nice as well. I think we just sat on a sofa together and watched vamp diaries. Can’t ask for a better travel companion. :) 

Penang was literally a trip to eat, eat and eat some more. 
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The amount of food we ingested is so embarrassing that I decided not to post them at all. Well, if I were to choose any to post, it means I like it more than the rest. I love everything, so, to be partial…. …

 

AND….

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That’s right, I’m done! 
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Kudos to my awesome family and the best boyfriend I could ever ask for. They are always there for me and I think they have suffered greatly from my mood swings and anti-social antics when I’m studying. Thank you for giving me nothing but the best.

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This group of darlings who are ALWAYS (understatement) there for me. I love you all, so much. Thank you for always making me feel so loved. 

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To the friends I made in NUS (and the rest who are not in this photos), thank you for making varsity life memorable. Thank you for my SCMC sub comm, my SOW and SCAMP OG mates and seniors, I will not make it through without all of you. 

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Last but not least, the best supervisor I can ever ask for. I realised I dont have a proper photo with Shi Yu but thanks for your arrangements or I’ll never meet Shi Yu. Dr Low is always there when we needed him and I think he is really more than just a FYP prof to us. Thank you for all your encouragement. 

So, my time in NUS has come to an end (for now….). There were good times and bad times and I’ll remember all the experiences. :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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At the end

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My undergraduate life is going to end in a month’s time. There’s just so so so so much memories forged in this short four years.

I didn’t feel that long ago that I was in still a freshman in the orientation camps. I still remember cheering my guts out on rag day. I remember going through internal elections for SCMC, running for sports director. I remember having a great time in my first year.

The start of second year wasn’t smooth for me. I let my emotions get the better of me, i fell and as I look back now, I do regret how i neglected what was important but it was great lesson. One lesson which consequence I have to face, myself. Although all is good now, I am most thankful for my friends and family.

I am grateful for my stint in UCL. My time in London an Europe is unforgettable and the experience, I’ll carry with me till my grave.

Then comes the last hurdle to overcome in my undergraduate life, final year project. Doing an honours year was a decision that was made not based on passion but on what was required of me, what I felt I have to do or I’ll regret for the rest of my life. FYP memories is nothing near great but the completion and success is sweet. I am still nonetheless thankful for the people I met in this journey. For one, the best professor/advisor/supervisor I can ever asked for and the awesome-st fellow FYPer.

Two weeks ago, poster presentation concluded lab work and yesterday with the submission of my thesis.

I’M FINALLY DONE WITH MY HONOURS YEAR PROJECT. *throws confetti*

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While there’s still exams, I’m really glad this is over.

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April 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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Last lap

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Feeling generally tired. Falling sick but I know I’ll gather my energy and emerge triumphant. Yes, graduation is round the corner. I can almost taste it. I’m thankful for all the people who care and love me. If not for all of your support and little acts of love, I’ll not pull through. To the boyfriend, thank you for making the effort to make me happy everyday despite how depressed and tired I am.

To my little nephew,

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You can’t read this and you won’t see this (maybe you will when you are much older), but I love you very much and thank you for being an angel (sometimes). You have been a great source of joy. Happy 3rd birthday. I look forward to seeing you grow up.

Very excited about the arrival of his little brother in a few weeks time.

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March 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

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Love language

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In order to love, we have to trust, have faith and patience. Love does not nescessarily manifest itself in gifts, hugs and kisses. To love someone, it also mean putting that extra effort to gain his/her trust, understanding his/love language, complementation and understanding. The idealistic believe that love is when one fits into another person’s life like a jig saw puzzle, the truth is, the pieces were never regular to begin with, instead, a perfect couple is a pair of plasticine, dynamic and flexible. When a balance strikes, a pretty figurine is created.

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February 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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Chinese New Year 2013

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Hello! Happy Lunar New Year! :) 

This year, I am a little more adventurous and decided to bake my own CNY goodies. I am so glad they turned out well. I made closed pineapple tarts with home-made pineapple paste and it was pretty decent. Made cornflakes cookies too and I love it! CNY is all about gatherings and having a good time with friends and family. Absolutely enjoyed myself with the cousins as well as my bf’s family. Unfortunately, every year there has to be some one who has to stir some commotion but thankfully fellowship with the siblings and cousins triumphs over their petty nitpicking. 

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February 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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Busy like a bee

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Says it all

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February 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

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