21st countdown~~!! Ok, even though Junk Monster's is nearer... I dont care! I want presents!!! Gimme~ Whee~ So I will do a top 10 (same as last year I think) of most desirable presents! I deserve to dream big! Me big girl! Muhahahahaha
Update from previous post Minor goals: 1. Passed basic theory~ Now debating if I should take adv theory or get provisional driving license. Boo
2. I got my wisdom tooth extracted yesterday~~~ Momentous, first op in my life. I think. I can't remember. It's kinda interesting to have something drilling your teeth to bits and then some pressure applied to get drilled teeth wrenched out. Seems hardcore. Also the feeling of getting stitched. In out in out. Hope I'm not giving anyone the creeps. But it felt kinda fun. Ok im crazy *maniacal laughter*
Think I owe you guys some photos.
Meet Bunny-bear, the cute little toy I bought for my daughter. Hehe. This fella is from San-X's Rilakkuma series, not sure of its name or gender, but since it's togged out in pink, girl it is. Isn't she sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet~ She can walk in little baby steps. I'm so in love~~~ Sweet little Bunny-bear and Bunny bear junior
And this is Elmo's belated birthday present for me: A very handy bag organiser. Currently using it to the max. The gift Stuffing it silly Comes with this PINK SHINY Bag hook (currently in office, hooking wires instead. But still pretty
Think this is about as much update as I can remember. Next up would be my BIRTHDAY WISHLIST~~~ Muhahaha
I think I should have posted this sooner, since there are people who asked me what am I going to do with my life, and all I can answer is "Que sara sara". Time to sort out my goals, minor and major, and stop analyzing the probability of completing it. i'm turning 21 soon, time to make a big song & dance (if I haven't done so already) about my adulthood.
Minor goals (little steps to gain full fledged adulthood in 2 months time. OMG)
1. Obtain driving license before turning 21. Ok, let's face it, it's kinda impossible for me who can't do cycle-motor, have bad hand-eye coordination and bad memory. But! I'm taking my basic theory (MANUAL! YES I'M HARDCORE!) this Friday, so no one can say I haven't TRIED. Tonikaku, I will get my license. It's just a matter of time.
2. Decide on the universities I want to (and can) attend. I have got my eye set on CMU-ETC. But one must always have a backup plan. Right now I'm beautifying my black & pink website (the now-defunct princessteddy.com). Seems like an impossible task...
3. Finish one collection of clothes (regardless of season, paintings only) This one is kinda impossible. First, I need to get in the mood to paint. Then once I get into the mood, I need to set up (scan my scribbles, clean it up) and by the time I'm done, either some work stuff comes up (remember, my work is SEASONAL, so not all times I'm busy, or free) or I lost that mood to paint. If I force myself to complete it, it will look like shit. And I will trash it. Thus I waste my effort.
4. Upload photos into my com (then on blogs or Face-freaking-book) regularly. I have 2-3 months of photos in my camera and handphone that I haven't uploaded into my com. Don't know why I procrastinate on this. It's kinda... hard... to find the wire, shove it into my device, stick the other end of wire into Krystof and copy paste away. Even harder to upload them on the web...
5. Learn dressmaking STOP BLOODY PROCRASTINATING!!!! *bats self* This has been in my head for about 6 months? I keep saying "It's too expensive (true by the way), it's dubious, it's too far, wrong time, no time" Aysh. I should start to do something about it... Maybe after getting my driving license... hm....
6. Remove stupid wisdom tooth AH-HA! I can cross this out of my to-do list next Tuesday cos I HAVE BOOKED MYSELF AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE SURGERY TABLE! Yes I'm sadistic, but no, I'm not enjoying this cos some friends and a certain Parrot are more sadistic about this than me. They enjoy SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH ME! Omg why? Why is this HAPPENING TO ME??? You can keep your experiences to yourself cos I'm about to have them soon. And maybe I'll join the sadistic "Torture your friends with wisdom tooth removal process" club afterward.
Major Goals 1. Get married? Hahahaha. Yea. No plans yet (as if. I want a daytime wedding, intimate by-the-sea affair with sprinklings of blueish purple hydrangea amidst the white & breezy setup (No tents please, au naturel preferred) I will be wearing this beautiful gown from VERA WANG!!! (omg have I mentioned I have already joined the Vera Wang RSVP Club? Hahahah yesh I'm wedding-insane)
2. Have kids? Right now, no HELL WAY AM I GOING TO LET THOSE UNDER 3 FEET TALL BUGGERS NEAR ME. NO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. But maybe 10 years later, I want my daughter. I even bought a toy for her. Will post up the pics later. It's damn cute I tell you. Just like my daughter =D
3. Get a Fashion Degree Did you see that coming? I mean, WOW I'D BE MAD NOT TO PUT IT IN!!! Hahaha I'm going to have the craziest (future) resume. Hahaha But like I care. It's never too late for a dream. Never.
4. Work for Vera, or open a bridal store I'm probably saying this in a wedding-bells induced mood. Or maybe, I just like fairytale and helping people plan, sort, organize (just as long as I not a victim of me =D) hahaha whichever way, it sounds like fun. And I've already got some ideas to get this ball rolling. Just need moolah.
Yeap, this is my wishlist for the future. Oh yea! About time to make a birthday wishlist =D *whistles happily*
It's been a while since I blog, and I'm only blogging because if I dont unleash my fury on something that isn't made of flesh & blood, I'm afraid the nearest n dearest flesh&blood begin will die a horrible agonising death. Thank gawd you're not near me eh?
What am I doing now? I'm rushing a simple flash game that took some students 3 months to complete. Deadline: Today. Date started: Oh, around LAST THURSDAY. Their version is so horribly buggy (because these kids do not have the commonsense to playtest their game n face the bugs) that the simplest way out for me was to REDO THE BLOODY THING. I even had time to CHANGE THE HORRIBLE UI. gosh, what do they teach these kids. Thankfully they are not mine for the next sem...
I'm suppose to be busy now right? Yea. But I didn't count on the fact that I HAD A CORRUPTED FLA FILE, which means I can't compile, which means, lucky you, I'm ranting now.
What should I rant about? Should I rant about how noob the students are? Nah, too commonplace. Should I rant about how I was cheated into receiving a buggy game? No, I asked for it. I was TOO TRUSTING (and a tad lazy) to suspect these angel-face buggers with give me work laden with landmines. *remove this movieclip, KABOOM the whole game can't work* Hm. Oh, HOW ABOUT, I rant on what I suffered from for 6 months? *sparkling eyes*
Yes... the source of my agony... see, when you're a fresh grad, alot of people make allowances for your childish behaviour in the work place, your loud incessant, irritating giggles, and the hordes of your pre-NS/work friends visiting. But allowance time is 3 months, dear girl, you're suppose to fit in to the grey boring world of worklife, not come to work in eccentric furcoats and half shaven head. My gawd you absolutely disgust the boring monotonous working ppl with work to rush and bosses to please (a.k.a me) AND WILL YOU PLEASE STOP BRINGING YOUR GIGGLING TURKEYS TO WORK WITH YOU, personal life in your worklife is NOT ALLOWED!
There, I finished my rant. And just nice, I downloaded the uncorrupted version of my work. Ciao ppl
Selected this dress becos, IMO, it's very versatile and well suited for Singapore's #$%^!* insanely humid weather... If you're visiting, don't bother bringing pieces to layer unless you wanna get heatstroke or are allergic to UV rays. Brutal but true facts. Maybe that's why most Singaporean ladies are hitting the streets in short breezy dresses such as these paired with cute ballet pumps or super high stilettos , or for the more inclined, hot pants (outdated!) flip flops and tank top.
If some clothes are wrongly credited, please let me know. If you wanna know where to get them, just Google. I'm not their advertiser =)
Alright folks, another update! Haha. I was very plagued by many many thoughts, and no one to convey it to. So here goes:
How does one differentiate a fat lady from a pregnant lady (who happens to look chubby)? I keep having this problem on the train. From my eye level (sitting down) I see a bulge, pudgy limbs and I associate that with being plump. But some people will shoot me dirty looks because they being ALL-KNOWING can immediately tell the difference between pregnant and plain fat. Being anti-social, it's not a habit of mine to look at other people's faces (also have a paranoia that when I look at someone they can tell and will stare back at me, thus creating an "awkward" moment for me) I also didn't exactly realise that one you're pregnant, your limbs may expand (very unfortunate, and I think I might be one of them too), cos the pregnant women I see maintain sleek figures (like my Geog teacher, my lady boss, my aunt...) *sigh* the dilemma. Anyway, if THEY can identify preggie women, why dont THEY give up their seats? Silly right?
Coffee does bad things to my skin. I've got 3 students and colleagues telling me I look like ghost/haggard/sick/pale. Notice it's happening in the work area. No one notices my sickly complexion otherwise. Thus I conclude: Work makes me look like shit.
My spending power is considerably reduced. Not cos no bonus or pay reduce or anything drastic. I'm counting my blessings that I am working, have decent pay in this indecent times. Just that prices of decent education, cost of living became indecently high, everything I wanna do must think twice. Can't even have cake anytime I want now.
My lady boss told me "The younger generation students are becoming more vocal in their appeals (& complains)" I think she forgot to mention they became more spineless and dependent too. *tsk tsk* I pity the future... Maybe we'll be living in a robot era, where the younger generations lie in automated massage beds to remain svelte looking instead or walking their butts off doing decent work. What kind of world do I live in?
I really wanna up my butt off to go study/work in somewhere I like. But yes as some friends delicately put it, working in this environment makes you go soggy. become spineless. Man, who can give up these benefits? Need to rebuild my spine, and part with some of my hard-earn savings already...
I like sweet egg toast. Need to get more cinnamon sugar...
Suikoden Tierkries is a good RPG (with very bad dubbing and subbing) but not a goos Suikoden. Maybe cos it's dumbed down for the DS? Not sure. But yea, methinks the gameplay is better than the FFs. But story not there (very simple, and though thre are "mysterious things happening", their revelation is very "Chey..."), army battles not there, the characters I recruited dont feel substantial enough to be in 108 stars (but in S4 there are worse characters...), up til now I dont think there will be any appearances or old Suiko chars... kinda disappointed) . There are good parts tho, like animated cutscenes for important 108 stars, reusing very familiar sound effects, good graphics, some interesting characters. Still can evoke a sense of nostalgia. *spoiler alert* I just don't like how they squeeze all the explanation of the Suiko world into "an infinite number of worlds". I prefer the story of the 27 true runes and the Sword and Shield story thank you very much. I'm doing all I can to stop thinking of improving it (or playing it during work).
Ooook.. I think... I have been updating for a little bit... Ok make that a large bit. So I'm just going to do a massive update at this point. Is going to be long n *mayb* full of photos. Depends
1. Valentine's Day, my first, and it's where I left off at anyway 2. Changi Airport. Is a random trip just to eat Popeye's 3.East Coast Park. Day out with Parrot's colleagues. A somewhat happy day. 4. Sentosa!!! Is possibly the first happy night I spent away from home. 5. VM news. A little thing me, Hammy and Peaceful started and is starting to flower.
Ok ok~ Chill. I was just kidding. I promised photos right? Here you go! Puppets taking a bus to the Airport. Puppets also spotted exploding head... Puppets at T3 T3
Puppets contemplating a lobster dish...
Puppets' Trip~ I skipped V-Day, cos it's an extra special private day, with flowers, stars and yakitori (not ideal food for a romantic evening but it's the company that matters)
Anyway Parrot & I decided to head to Changi Airport for a change of environment. Ok, it's still in Singapore, and is full of foreigners, but somehow I feel far away from home. Maybe it's the extreme tidiness of everything, how everything looks posh yet homely. Can't put a finger on it, but I still like it. Except for the stinky Skytrain.
Moving on, I was hit by a sudden arrow of socializing, and so agreed to tag along Parrot's company outing to East Coast Park. Me not an avid bowler, avid cyclist nor an avid Frisbee fan but I did all 3 anyway. And yes I even talked to strangers. Applause please, for this anti-social Princess decided to step out of her castle for a day. I guess I enjoy getting my joints moving, riding a Parrot-powered 2 seater bike and watching the sky change color. Yea, that's about it. I'm still not used to socialising, especially with people who speaks Chinese majorly. Lone fishing Pretty sky Sitting by the sea Doing motion blur on the bike Water ski park. Took this while speeding down the road. Awesome cam my Parrot got me Watching the sun set. Wished I could stay there with Parrot(only) to watch the sky completely darken and streets light up Playing with Sparklers! Scary fiesty little stick. But it makes pretty lights. Teddy has fire-phobia by the way. Newly discovered
As I had some unused funds for a short holiday, I decided to check in for 1 night, at Amara Sanctuary, Sentosa. Not Tanjong Pagar. It's a hidden place (and I say it with spite), but other than it lacking signs pointing to its whereabouts, I can find no complain. Maybe I'm not a picky person, or my stay wasn't long enough, or I was distracted by Parrot to notice anything lacking in the resort. but anyway, we had a well-relaxed evening, and a refreshing walk around some parts of Sentosa. Haven't tried the Luge (how do you pronounce this???) yet, but we went to the Songs of the Sea. Amazing effects, and that's all that is good about it.
Songs of the sea Complimentary breakfast at the resort.
My Parrot took these shots of the hotel Weddings bells~ Hahaha Amara Sanctuary Rooftop swimming pool. View from the swimming pool. Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. Old Army camp, now Tourism Academy Us having fun with shadows
Ok, VM stuff. We (me, Hao and Gab) have set up a Machinima production group (I don't wanna use company, it's too formal), doing Machinima as our revenue generating hobby. Please visit us here : Virtuamotion, for more details. Spread the word around, if you think you have the skills we need, we welcome you aboard. Terms & conditions apply, naturally =) Oh if you happen to walk past Tangs, do look at the TV displays to see our work. Should be playing at all their stores for around 1 month. Thanks for the support of several people (especially my ever tolerant Parrot) for making VM work. We will be 1 years old by 1st April. This ain't a joke
Ciao and take care. Who knows when I'll update again XD
It's been a while since I updated. Or even ranted. Busy busy busy. Busy doing shit work, busy pretending doing shit work, etc etc.
So anyway, the couple of things that have been happening that pissed me off and hopefully not piss me off any longer are:
a. inconsiderate students who think they own the place. now imagine being holed up in a fish tank with approx 20 monkeys and some remotely human monkeys (let's face it, even the better ones still monkey around when you're not looking), and your boss (not really boss but still) insist you keep discipline in this fish tank. And said boss sits next door. And can see monkeys being monkeys. Also, I have a low tolerance rate because: 1. I already feel useless in this job, making me sit with monkeys is just emblazoning I'm more useless etc etc, and said monkeys like to point out the fact that I do nothing but "close doors and tear wraps off chairs" (I feel obliged to say said sentiments do not apply to the other unfortunate (or maybe not so) place-mate, I can't even call it a room, it's another box. Just less blacker) 2. Other staffs have own room. Even though said room is fish tank with makeshift cover and some said staff are same rank as me (tho more senior obviously). Don't blame said staff. Their boss obviously not a discipline control freak of some sort. Just another weirder more abstract sort... 3. I feel exposed. Even if they build a 2m high wall blocking out monkeys, I don't feel safe leaving my things lying around. Which is why I double check triple check my belongings and lock before I leave. Usually I leave my stuff hanging about. Talk about paranoia. 4. These monkeys have no sense of voice control or discipline. Previously, the other students (noisy but possess sense of right and wrong) would tone down when warned. And there was respect. But said monkeys... What can I say, there's a few reason why humans can invent gadgets to wipe out monkeys. They possess none of those reasons. Said monkeys will probably end up being some insurance agent of some sort. Anyway they have 1 more week before I kick their asses GG.
b. Even now, there are people older (or abit younger) than me who sees nothing wrong with standing at the staircase landing hogging up the place. Someone should just shove them down. Remove hazardous obstacles.
c. This is the reason why epidermic spread so easily. Uncles like to hold the handrails of the train with both hands (maybe for balancing or airing their pits, I don't wish to know), and so their hands are definitely occupied, which gives them the excuse to cough (loudly, with specks of phlegm and saliva) at innocent passengers around them. One of them being me. Even though I glared at said inconsiderate, selfish, unhygienic, barbaric, rude, mediocre uncle several times, said uncle happily coughed away. Then some stupid teenager with the same double-hand-holding-bar habit started coughing. Without covering. And with extra ingredients. Kami-sama bless us not to have another Sars attack for they intend no harm but to merely use both hands to prevent other passengers that are unable to balance already (me) from holding the bars.
d. Yes clients are kings, etc etc. But the kind of clients that definitely deserve good quality works are the ones who: 1. understand the product/service they are getting 2. understand their own products/services (you'll be surprised) 3. communicates properly 4. supplies accurate and relevant information, open to questions service-provider might have 5. do not insist (repeatedly, once or twice is understandable) on something impossible within a tight schedule, even though there were valid reasons to reject said impossible task 6. do not readjust tight schedule to make it tighter (no reasons given) 7. do not spam edits like it's water. We're humans too, Your money isn't big enough to buy our sanity and health and above-mentioned monkeys' well-sacrificed lives 7. announces last min (fully edited, rendered) that they want a video for a 4:3 TV, not widescreen. Hurrah
If there are such clients, Kami-sama you are doing your job after all. Just let them be my clients.
Meanwhile, I will put my game face on, and wait for V-Day. To whom it may concern, I expect alot from you, since you made me anticipate it so much. *evil grin*