Thankful Fridays: 24 May 2013

This week I am thankful that:

  • I had the opportunity to volunteer with Beyond Social Services. I found yet another outlet where I can make use of my hotel training. I don’t think I can go into detail about what I did. All I can safely say is that it was a really educational experience. If you would like to volunteer or pledge a donation, please contact BSS.
  • I got to know some of my fellow Rangels a little bit better. Such a fun bunch of people really
  • I caught Boyce Avenue perform LIVE at Music Matters Singapore! After all these time of watching them on youtube, it was really nice to see and listen to them in person. I ignored my hatred of crowds for them. They were awesome!

I’m so happy!!!
Melissa xx

Thankful Fridays: 24 May 2013

Alien

Recently I’ve been feeling more and more like I don’t really belong here.. I feel like I’m from another plane of existence, maybe even another planet.

I’m getting increasingly confused and pissed off by the things people do. I cannot find a reason for their behavior, and when I discuss with my brain in hopes of getting an explanation, it just seems to be an infinite loop. I cannot find conclusions. Why people do what they do, what made them do it, how they convinced themselves to do it, and what they had hoped to achieve by doing what they did. Like when people insist on squeezing into an already packed bus, end up being stuck at the door and making it impossible for the driver to close the doors and in turn wasting everyone’s(themselves included) time. What is achieved with such behavior? Why not just wait for the next bus? Same goes for lifts.

Why not let other people out of the lifts (and trains too!) first before jostling in? 1) If you let people out first, that means more space for you to be in 2) The lift isn’t going anywhere if the people already inside haven’t gotten out! What will that few seconds of getting into the carriage first, before letting people out, do for them? What would it do for everyone? NOTHING! How does it make squishing and squashing worth it? Why do people do it?!

Also my laughing and crying points are really different from most people I know. Say, someone tells a joke and everyone bursts out laughing except me. It’s not that I don’t get the joke, it’s just I don’t find it funny. And like when I watched A Walk to Remember, most people say that the scene where Jamie told Landon she had leukemia made them cry. I didn’t shed a tear. I actually cried more when I watched The Princess Diaries 1&2 than A Walk to Remember. Yea.

There’s so much more that makes me feel like I just don’t belong here but I must get to finding my mothership.

Alien

Sunday Thoughts

My friend Peace finally switched to wordpress and posted her first Thankful Friday! So happy to have another wordpresser in my life hahaha. Check out her blog HERE!

So when I checked out her blog, I saw another post that she had posted, and came across this.

it happened because one party decided to stop trying,  when we allow the busyness of life to take over, when we stop taking the effort to find time and a midst our busy life to update about each other’s  life. the friendship eventually were only left on the rack, till it’s a matter of time friends becomes stranger that knows each other very well. –thtriplel

This particular post of hers is about friends and losing them sometimes, and I cannot agree more. It is true. Relationships fail because one party starts to stop trying.

Throughout all these years I have learnt that people who really want to be in your life will make an effort to be, so it’s not worth it to chase after them. As long as you have done your part; you have tried, it’s important to know where to draw the line. Don’t allow them to be your priority when you are only an option to them.

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So if you’re feeling dejected because you’ve lost some people who you thought would be there for you no matter what, cheer up, and just remember that someone better will come along. You have to get rid of the weeds to allow the flowers to grow. 🙂

Happy Sunday!
Melissa xx

Sunday Thoughts

Saturday Continued

Continued from this post.

After eating we went to Bugis Street and braved the crowd because the crazy friend wanted to buy a new bumper for her phone. Ended up finding one she liked in the very first shop we went into so we wasted no time escaping the area. Window-shopped in Bugis Junction and guess who I saw!

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TAADAAH!! With her own little section there, looking all pretty and flawless. Randomly seeing this in Watsons totally made my day. Also, I first posted this photo on Instagram, and it has since been re-posted by RBKD and Sam Ong! So happy! Cheap thrills LOL.

So after eating so much meat for lunch I wasn’t really hungry at dinner time, but I still had to eat with my mom so I picked somewhere that will have light food too.

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There aren’t many “safe”(not crazily crowded) places to go on a Saturday night so we ended up having dinner at Eat@Taipei. They were quite understaffed and the few staff on hand weren’t very attentive so everything was quite slow except the serving of the food. Nobody seemed to be available to take our order. But anyway, the bottom line is, the food is bad. Everything was super salty. I thought I was being overly critical because I wasn’t hungry, but my mom also agreed that it was bad. The milk tea was good though but not unique. There are other places that serve equivalent and better milk tea. So, I won’t be going back.

I watched Inception (yes 3 years after its release I’m slow whatever). I had a tea egg for supper. I love tea eggs! That is all.
Melissa xx

Saturday Continued

BonChon Saturday

Today I met my crazy friend Yawen for lunch. Crazy because she just came back from Korea and chose to eat at Bon Chon when there must have been loads of cheaper and better ones in Korea.

Nevertheless, this is what we ate.

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Yea..we’re monsters. We ordered the Large combo. It includes 14 pieces of wings/drumlets and 6 pieces of drumsticks and 2 sides of your choice. Honestly it was because on the menu it says “14 wings + 6 drums”, so we thought it really meant wings and drumlets. But nope. Anyway we did manage to finish most of it. Had 4 pieces leftover which we took-away for dinner. LOL.

The chicken was good, but the sides were terrible. Probably the worst kimchi I’ve ever had in my entire life. And the coleslaw tasted like it was about to go bad. Not good. Next time I will just order the wings on their own. Don’t bother with the sides. We didn’t have drinks either, because we’d already planned on having Blackball!

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Blackball is good, but it is overrated and over-hyped. And because of the hype, everyone goes in and expects that it will be super amazing, but really, it’s not. It’s just a regular dessert place, that serves above average grass jelly and sweet potato balls. It is good, but it is not that amazing. Tame your expectations before you get disappointed.

I shall continue today’s adventures on the next post. Keep a look out for it! There will be more food in it 😀
Melissa xx

BonChon Saturday

Thankful Fridays: 17 May 2013

This week I am thankful that:

  • I’ve been accepted to join RBKD’s Orientation this year! I went last year and it was so fun so I am looking forward to it
  • She was revealed as the new face of L’Oreal Youth Code. Things will only get better for her
  • I finally got Cupping therapy done for my aching back. Read about it HERE.

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  • I had superb Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku
  • I managed to start studying for my exams in June
  • The queue was not very long when I tried Jollibee for the first time
  • Dan Brown’s Inferno finally came out and I was able to get a copy. Read my thoughts on the book HERE. (There are no spoilers)

Melissa xx

Thankful Fridays: 17 May 2013