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17th October 2014

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Post-Birthday Thoughts

Don’t get me wrong. Birthdays have always been a somewhat disappointing thing for me partially because expectations are usually not met. For instance, friends or classmates that you think you’re close to don’t say anything and feel kind of sour but it may be because they don’t know/forget/can’t remember/don’t care. But really, not everyone expresses themselves in the same way. Sometimes a person may value time spent with the other than a single day. After all, what is one day out of three hundred and sixty five?

That being said, I’m very thankful for all the people that have remembered my birthday and wished me (thanks to the likes of facebook). It’s interesting to see how people that I somewhat knew but I didn’t know I’ll be close to ended up being so six years down the road. It’s also sad to see that many of those I thought I will still be friends with aren’t around or not so close anymore. 

Today was … epic. Some moments like Lesley and Almira’s present (with Almira’s rapping accompaniment), Krys’ Off-Key Happy Birthday, Air Con Waterfeature, Isabelle’s Early Morning Korean Happy Birthday, Sarah’s Lame Chem Joke, Anki’s Oriental Bookmark, Suraj’s Hypnopaedic Wish, Kheng Boon’s Disgusting Wig, Random Signature Sessions with YT and TGQI, TGQI’s Random Pandan Cake, Many Many Hugs, Rozzels the Sheep. The night was especially hilarious after a dinner at Isle when Becky threw a surprise 7/8 ice-cream treat (oh dear the cost) in the birthday cup (yay). Since there was not enough space, 8 of us ended up hoboing in a desolate corner of sunshine which was great. The night ended with the guards (oh the irony) chasing us out from our second home and a funny penny board chase.

Indeed, these will be moments in time that I’ll always cherish no matter how small they may seem.

I think the root to discontentment is that there is always a basis for comparison. However, I believe that every birthday is different and special and cannot be compared to anything else. What’s most important is to enjoy, make others happy and celebrate this gift of life. It’s hilarious to recollect how I used to think that this was self appreciation day where you proved how much social capital you had and who really cares about you. I guess…I don’t have any answers whether that’s true but I’m happy for all the friends I’ve made and those that have stayed.

Certainly I would have liked it if some people had lived up to my expectations. But I have come to realise that part of being a friend is appreciating others and not expecting anything in return.

 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

So sorry for spamming whoever who follows me on Tumblr >.<

15th October 2014

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31chainz:

Paris Showroom - Dion Lee.

31chainz:

Paris Showroom - Dion Lee.

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10th October 2014

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Moon by Kathleen Jamie

Last night, when the moon
SLIPPED into my attic room
as an oblong of light,
I sensed she’d come to commiserate.
It was August. She TRAVELED
with a small valise
of darkness, and the first few stars
returning to the northern sky,

and my room, it seemed,
had missed her. She pretended
an interest in the BOOKCASE
while other objects
stirred, as in a rock pool,
with unexpected life:
strings of BEADS in their green bowl gleamed,
the paper-crowded desk;

the BOOKS, too, appeared inclined
to open and confess.
Being sure the moon
harbored some intention,
I waited; watched for an age
her cool gaze shift
first toward A FLOWER sketch
pinned on the far wall

then glide down to RECLINE
along the pinewood floor,
before I’d had enough. Moon,
I said, We’re both scarred now.
Are they quite beyond you,
the simple words of love? Say them.
You are not my mother;
with my mother, I waited unto death.

10th October 2014

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graduations are really.. funny things to think about, if you think about it. 

not much of a music student, but i thought this was fitting. 

10th October 2014

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Graduation Ramble (things are as personal as you want them to be)

I don’t know what to feel. I honestly don’t. Hence, I’m trying to find my way out of this tangled mess through writing (yay journal skills?). Unlike everyone, I didn’t outwardly cry tonight or take multiple selfies with everyone. Obviously, I’m not the most expressive person. However, I really love all my friends, i.e everyone else. 

Typical graduations (or at least how I know them from japanese comics) are often depicted as celebratory and teary events where people talk about the wonderful setting and the particular bunch of people they’ve stuck to during their secondary life. Reality is very different.

I guess I would say I’m happy and that I am very thankful for all the fun I’ve had in the past 6 years of my life in SOTA and no matter how much I gripe or complain, I know that it’s still these people that I have come to love, commiserate and debate with. Really, it has been comforting to know that they’ll always be there for the past 6 years. Personally, I really hope that we’ll continue to have those classroom conversations about art, events, life and everything because it’s these people that I’m so comfortable with.

The journey has been difficult but it isn’t the end. I’ve made alot of bad decisions. Sometimes I regret that I didn’t socialise or make more friends when I was in my lower years. I guess I kindof feel it now when I see many of my peers going out with each other and doing the things I want to do but can’t because well.. I don’t know. After awhile I’ve come to realise that you’re only as distant as you want to be and that it’s up to you to be the friendly person that’s there for others. And I’m thankful for that lesson and realisation. I guess it’s sufficient to say that I’ve progressed from the little year 2 girl convinced that everyone was wearing masks and was given the comment to make more friends in my report card (haha).

At the end of the day, I really can’t let go. I really want everyone to do well, not just sporadic individuals but everyone in the level. Because at the end of the day it’s one for all, all for one. Haha, even though I didn’t say it but I actually stayed up crying the night before (yes, yes) because I was worried that all of us won’t do well and I really wanted everyone to do so.

At the heart of everything I think that it is important for people to care and share regardless of the situation. That’s how we begin to love. And I really love all my friends, classmates, cohort mates, teachers that have stuck through with us. I guess it’s accurate to say that I wouldn’t be where I am today (as cheesy as it may be) without all the encouragement, confidence and trust from my peers. I really don’t want to let them go and it’s not just for sentimentality’s sake.

I love you guys (even through all the ranting and my negative speech) and let’s work together in our next 24 days :’)image

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Credits: Becky Lee, Ching Yi and My mum for all the photos

8th October 2014

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Dislocation/This Location →

theclosettales:

Now

I meet you in the throng and we say hi

Before time’s tides sweep us of our feet

Hello, how’s school, see you, goodbye

Will soon fade like noonday’s sleep

Beyond that

I have no place, no face, no scores to boast

I’m a floating oar in a great white ocean

Wandering aimlessly from coast to…

3rd October 2014

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Dream’s don’t come true. Nightmares do.

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2nd October 2014

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dramatroll:

it means war when my opponent in othello suddenly said this. coz black always wins more. 

25th September 2014

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  • Socialism: You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.
  • Communism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and gives you some milk.
  • Fascism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and sells you some milk.
  • Nazism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and shoots you.
  • Bureaucratism: You have 2 cows; the Government takes both, shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away..
  • Traditional Capitalism: You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. You herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
  • An American Corporation: You have 2 cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow dropped dead.
  • A French Corporation: You have 2 cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.
  • Japanese Corporation: You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called Cowkimon and market them Worldwide.
  • An Italian Corporation: You have 2 cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.
  • A Swiss Corporation: You have 5000 cows. None of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.
  • Chinese Corporation: You have 2 cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.
  • An Iraqi Corporation: Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. No one believes you and they bomb your arse. You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of a Democracy.......
  • Counter Culture: 'Wow, dig it, like there's these 2 cows, man, grazing in the hemp field. You gotta have some of this milk!'
  • Surrealism: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
  • Apathyologism: You have 2 cows. You do not care.
  • Fatalist: You have 2 doomed cows...
  • Atheism: You have 2 cows. There is no God.
  • A West-Country Corporation: You have 2 cows. That one on the left is kinda cute.
  • A Brazilian Corporation: You have 2 cows. You pay taxes for 6 cows. You have to sell one cow in order to pay the taxes. Your remaining cow gets sick and dies while waiting for availability in the public vet hospital.
  • Russia: You have two cows. Since they are both female, if you happen to keep them in the same stable you will pay a 5,000 rouble fine for homosexual propaganda.
  • PETA: You have two cows. You kill them both. You then use naked women to convince other people that killing cows is wrong.
  • Moffat: You have two cows. Both of them are your daughters time traveling from the past where they had a brief love affair with Da Vinci making you the rightful Queen of England. As you assume the throne, you throw them off a building.
  • Hussie: You have 2 cows. You ask for another one. Instead of getting just 1 cow, you get 2,485,506 cows.
  • Romney: You have 2 cows. You are not the president of the united states.
  • Once-ler: You have 1 cow. Everyone decides to make 5 different versions of that cow.
  • Old Spice: You have 2 cows. The cows are now diamonds. I'm on a horse.
  • An Irish Corporation: You have a million cows because they're everywhere
  • Tumblr: You have 2 cows. You ship them together and make GIF posts screaming about how much you love your cows, but they should stop existing because they are so perfect.
  • Also Tumblr: I give you a hamburger.
  • Night Vale: You do NOT have two cows. Cows do not exist. What's a cow? Show me a cow! That's not a cow! Who let you in here?
  • Tom Hiddleston: You have two cows. You are very sorry for them.
  • Thranduil: You do not have two cows, you have an elk. Riding on two cows is not majestic. Also the dwarves are on fire.
  • Dwarves: You had two cows but now they're on fire.
  • Bilbo Baggins: You did not invite those two cows for dinner.
  • Cows: The shit you go through.
  • This post: Started off as a post that explained different governments but then everything changed when the fire nation attacked
  • Achievement Hunter: You have one cow and he gets put in a hole.
  • Captain America: You have two cows, one is brainwashed and the other falls out of plane. The first jumps out after him. Everyone cries a lot.
  • Hannibal Lecter: Doesn't have any cows, but somehow still has hamburger
  • Will Graham: Rescues 2 cows and 5 more dogs. He now has 13 dogs and 2 cows living on his property. This is his design

Source: americagiveup

18th September 2014

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Some will come and some will go

It’s rather sad that many of the old teachers are leaving, especially the good ones. It’s frustrating since the underlying sentiment is that there is a mismatch in ideology. 

Some will come and some will go.

Sad, but true. I just hope that the good things from the past will endure and not be erased by the conventional route.