Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Honestly, I can’t sleep. Too excited I think, so here’s something I copied off Facebook to help me pass time. ((:

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. It’s always fun to prove them wrong. Look at the list and put an X after those you have read.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen [X]
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien [X]
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling [X]
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee [X]
6 The Bible [X]
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens [X]

Total: 6

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott [X]
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare [X]
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger [X]
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

Total: 3
Total so far: 9

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell [X]
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald [X]
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll [X]
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame [X]

Total: 4
Total so far: 13

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens [X]
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma-Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen [X]
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis [X]
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini [X]
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden [X]
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

Total: 5
Total so far: 18

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown [X]
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery [X]
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding [X]
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

Total: 3
Total so far: 21

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel [X]
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen [X]
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens [X]
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 3
Total so far: 24

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold [X]
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas [X]
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding [X]
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville [X]

Total: 4
Total so far: 28

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens [X]
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt

Total: 1
Total so far: 29

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens [X]
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White [X]
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom [X]
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [X]
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton [X]

Total: 5
Total so far: 34

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery [X]
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [X]
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare [X]
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl [X]
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Total: 4

Total from List: 38

Just A Dream.

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Love this cover of “Just A Dream” even more than the original one by Nelly. & even better, those two guys are totally my type. <3! I’m a total sucker for a guy who can sing well because I want someone who know and understands what it is to be passionate about singing. Not many Singaporean guys understand, but, I’m still a sucker for guys who sing well.

Day2.

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Day 02. Where would you like to be in 10 years.


Wow. That’s honestly quite a tough question because currently, I don’t even really know where I wanna be in 5 years time. Just today I was out with my girls and I asked them “Do you see me attached in 5years time?” – they said yes, but not settling down yet while i said no, i don’t think i would even be attached. 10 years is a really long time. I know that most people in my JC class think that I’ll become a taitai (that depends), that I’ll still be the same old bubbly me (quite possible), or a famous singer (*cross fingers* yes, please!) because those were the answers that they gave when we did this exercise in class for some uhh, class.

Well, physically in 10 years time, I’m definitely (diediealsowill) be skinner than I am now. I’ll definitely be gymming and dancing regularly because that’s actually what I see myself doing in 1year’s time. I aim to be like a US size 6-8, with a butt that can fit into a pair of Levi’s jeans. My ankle will be fully healed by then, and I would be still alive because the problem with my head will not have killed me (it hasn’t done so yet, so I’m hoping it’ll GOAWAY!!). Hmm.

Personality wise, still bubbly, hyper and always happy. Maybe a little more mature, but still childish (duh. everyone needs a little childishness because if you’re too serious, you’re a PRAT) and playful. Maybe I’ll become a better “suan“-er. Maybe I’ll have a small family? Maybe, MAYBE, a baby.

Career wise, I see myself working either in the media industry, the advertising industry or any industry that allows me to be flexible and creative. I will not be able to stand a 9am-5pm job because it doesn’t fit my personality at all. My job will probably be a hobby turned career because that’s what I’ve always wanted. And by then, I’ll be camera-ready/perfect according to Hollywood standards (yes, I do want to go that far, even though it is quite hard). Maybe I’ll be a dancer/singer/actress. IDK. The possiblities are endless.

10 years time, I don’t really think I even have a 5 year plan yet cause I’m still in school. 5 years from now, I’ll probably be changing jobs. Hmm. Really, the paths in front of me right now take me to many places. I’m not sure which ones I want to walk down, but yes there is a general direction that they all lead to, just whether I choose the easy one or the hard one.

Day1.

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Day 01. Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.


In all honestly, I’m not very sure how long I’ve been single already. It’s not that I’ve not have had a boyfriend for a long time, it’s just that I haven’t been in a serious relationship for a really long time. I’ve definitely been dating, definitely NOT attached. But, I wouldn’t say that I miss being in a relationship. Single life has taught me a lot about myself, about what I want to do in life and about how I expect myself to live my life.

My last serious relationship was probably with my AmericanBoy. We broke up about 4months ago, but seriously, we were never “together” in a sense because we were always at least 8774miles away from each other. Sure, when I travel around or when he travels, we get a little closer to each other, but always in two different countries. By far, he was the one relationship that I was the happiest in because it was a mutual give and take, but more than that, he really made an effort to actually spend time with me, even if it was only on Skype. He’s 15hours behind Singapore time, which means that to accomodate my school/work schedule he has to stay up till/wake up at 3am in the morning just to talk to me in his blurry-eyed state. (: The only regret that I have about this relationship is that because of the distance and his status, I was never able to take pictures with him in public, but public was the only place we met in. Sighs.

The relationship that I had with the boyfriend before AmericanBoy was somewhat tiring. I did love him a lot, to the point where when we broke up, it killed me (partly also because he was cheating on me with another girl). It was tiring because I constantly had to be on my toes. We were both busy people and I really wanted to spend as much time as I could with him, but he was engrossed in other things. ‘Nuff said. I’m still on amiable terms with him, and that’s more than enough.

Being single has given me time to explore my own talents, and time to think about what I want. Being single, I have control over my own schedule and I don’t have to synchronize it with someone’s else’s time. I can meet whoever I want, whenever I want. And most of all, I can club whenever I want, meet all the boys I want and date all I want. Being single is a time where I find out what are the kind of guys I like, what are the kind of guys I don’t like (as in habitually, not physically) and what are the must-haves of my future man. It also gives me time to further myself because I can go to the gym whenever I want, dance whenever I want and just have “me” time whenever I want.

All I’ve got to say is that one day when I do get attached, I’ll definitely miss being single. Being single is somewhat of a self-centered lifestyle, but at the same time, you get to spend it with other people who mold your life to allow you to become a better person.

30 Day Challenge.

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Inspired by a post on my friend Kathy’s Tumblr account! ((: Presenting to you, the 30 day challenge (which will take more than 30days for me to complete cause I don’t think I’ll have much wifi access in Vietnam/Cambodia).

Most of the time I just blog about my current mood and the happenings of my daily life. So for a change, here’s something that I have to complete, other than my 50 places to eat (which will take forever again, but I WILL COMPLETE!). So yes, starting today and tomorrow, I’ll blog Day1 and Day2’s challenges. Day3 onwards we’ll have to see if there’s access for me in Vietnam. I’ll update soons! 12:54pm, I’m meeting my beekie at 2:30pm. That’s about 1hour to blog about single life. LOLS.

Day 01. Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.

Day 02. Where would you like to be in 10 years.

Day 03. Your views on drugs and alcohol.

Day 04. Your views on religion.

Day 05. A time you thought about ending your own life.

Day 06. A photo of yourself and 30 interesting facts about yourself.

Day 07. Your Zodiac sign and whether you think it fits your personality.

Day 08. A moment you felt most satisfied with your life.

Day 09. What you hope your future will be like.

Day 10. Someone who came into your life unexpectedly and made and impact.

Day 11. Put your Ipod on shuffle and write the first 10 songs that pop up.

Day 12. Bullet point your whole day.

Day 13. Somewhere you’d like to move to or visit.

Day 14. A photo of a cherished memory

Day 15. 5 people in your life that mean the most to you.

Day 16. Your views on mainstream music

Day 17. Your highs and lows of this past year.

Day 18. Something that makes you laugh

Day 19. Disrespecting your parents.

Day 20. How important do you think education is.

Day 21. One of your favorite shows.

Day 22. Something you want to do before you die.

Day 23. Post a picture of 5 guys who are famous that you find attractive.

Day 24. Somewhere you would like to travel.

Day 25. A photo you took.

Day 26. What kind of person attracts you.

Day 27. A problem that you’ve had.

Day 28. Something that you miss.

Day 29. Goals for the next 30 days.

Day 30. Your highs and Lows of this month.

talent scouted. (:

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For the second time this year! i think God does it whenever I’m feeling a little insecure and all. Recently due to the ginormous amount of things that I’ve had to study, all I’ve been doing is eating, sleeping, studying, watching tv, bathing and repeating the cycle again. Obviously with such a sedentary lifestyle, anyone would (okay, I think I did) grow fatter. Sighs. But there’s nothing more ego boosting (to me,) than being talent scouted. WHOOPEEE. But then again, I know that this is not the time to join the industry because I’ve still got many other things to do.

Don’t worry, when I become famous, I’ll still blog here. PROMISE!

*mumbles to self* gotta start gyming again when I get back from my holidays. be pretty in time for the holiday season!

just, me.

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no more, no less.
just me.

so don’t expect the rest to be
anything other than me.

Blogging on 18mins worth of battery life left. I’m trying to calibrate my MacBook’s battery, again (because it failed really badly the last time round). The last few days I’ve just been struggling with myself quite seriously. The end of the semester has dawned upon me and, it’s this time of the year where I get too much time to myself to think. Okay, been sleeping the last few days, caught up with a few friends and basically just had a very non-busy life, finally.

But, because I’m not busy, there’s been so many things that I’ve been thinking about and re-evaluating, thinking if these things are really worth my time and if these people are worth the sacrifice. The answer I’ve been coming up with is, “I don’t know, I don’t know, I really, seriously don’t know.” These people are too important, but the environment is somewhere that I cannot grow as fully as I want to. But then there are other thoughts that run through my head telling me that everything’s gonna be alright and that the opportunities are there, I’m just not looking at the right direction.

There’s also been a lot on my mind about myself, my expectations and other’s expectations of me. Growing up in a certain environment has made me very sensitive to the thoughts and emotions of a person, so sensitive that if I just read what you have written, I can feel the feelings that you felt. Which scares me sometimes, but at others, I find that it’s a blessing in disguise. Sometimes, it’s hard. But then again when I think back, I guess it’s a platform for growth.

But whatever it is, however I make myself up,
I am just, me.

And that’s something I think some people have to understand and come to terms with.