I can’t remember the last time I had a picnic in Singapore.
Wait a minute…. I think it might have been never, ever. I believe I’ve never actually had a picnic in Singapore – who in their right mind would be interested in sitting out in the scorching sun when you live in Singapore?! We get too much sun and heat as it is everyday! Well, thank god these girls are absolutely out of their minds, just like me!!! I’m so glad we decided to go ahead with this idea because it turned out to be such a good time despite the dreary weather, which was surprisingly kind to us that afternoon
Hellooo pretty ladies! From L-R: Ziwei, Bun (Juli), Amanda.
And this is Jayme and Diana!
Before I bombard you guys with smiley, bright, happy photos of ourselves looking crazy / pretty (whichever you prefer), here’s something I have to say.
I’ve been spending a decent amount of time getting to really know these people recently. I realize the last I’d had a proper clique of all-girls-friends like this was in high school. The friendship didn’t end on a high note, which left me relatively scarred and afraid to be part of girl cliques again because it somehow always leads to unwanted drama, backstabbing or sucking up one way or another. I’m sure all girls reading this can echo an Amen in unison. When you put 2 girls together, they’re fine, 3 girls and its a mess, 4 girls and above… run for your life!!! Generally I prefer to keep mostly individual friends from different parts of my life, or if its a group it would be a mixed guy-and-girl sort of thing to use the guys to tone the bitchiness down… but this time I feel like its different.
I met these girls on my sponsored trip to Genting to film with Reelity TV and we’ve been getting on unexpectedly well together ever since! There is no sense of hierarchy, needless drama involved or unnecessary implications or strings attached… which I love. Just a bunch of very different girls from various walks of life coming together with the pure intention of making new friends, simple as it is. I’d like to keep this friendship the way it is, and I hope it remains this way – innocent, full of laughter and surprises.. never a dull moment.
Picnic mats laid out, we plop down on a grassy green patch in the middle of Marina Barrage!
Can you believe its my first time here?
I’m always hanging out at Marina Bay Sands but I never bothered going to Marina Barrage despite it being in the proximity… lazy bum. Oh what a view and nice chill-out place I’ve missed out on! So much space to run around on trimmed clean fields of grass and be young & silly. Anyone who hasn’t been here before should plan a picnic for a lazy late afternoon. Bring yummeh food, your camera, umbrellas and speakers to play your favorite music from!
Or you can be like the others & fly a kite in the blue skies… if you can get it up in the air.
I made awesome chocolatey chewy brownies for the picnic!!!
Using my recipe I’ve blogged about before here. I was gonna bring cupcakes, but they would have melted immediately in the sun. I thought the heat might’ve made my fudgey brownies even fudgier and yummy if they’re slightly melted instead.
The white bits in my brownies are chocolate mint cookies which I threw into my brownie batter and baked together! It gave it a nice little crunch and minty flavor to break up the chocolateyness.
Some of the stuff that the girls brought: a big salad, egg sandwiches, cherry tomatoes, ham, korean rice wine and cheese tofu (super random items)
..You didn’t think that was all we’d eat, did you?
It was Diana’s brilliant idea to order KFC crispy chicken. I’m not a fan of fried chicken, but it seemed especially tempting that day!!!
We ended up over-ordering so much we could barely finish half of the portion! What a waste. And I can’t believe some of the girls actually ate some of the remaining chicken after it was left in a cold hotel room for hours… cold soggy KFC hahah ewww.
What started out as mild sunny weather with nice breezes turned into strong winds and an overkill sun. Which did THIS to my cheap $8 H&M umbrella. Mary Poppins gone wrong.
I adore how you can see MBS and the skyline in all our pictures!!! It’s so iconic and pretty.
Ziwei and Bunz look too adorable here to not post this picture up!
Wee-u-weet!! Wind swept look!
These here, are my GG – Genting Girlies, Gossip Girls, …Gungho Gangsters..
May 2013 bring about more wild days of us girls wreaking havoc in subtle ways days out like this!!! I know the 5 of you will be reading this!
The kind soul who helped us snap the above group shots. He was so bashful around us, it was funny. Diana nudged me and said “Eh maybe we / someone should take a picture with him, he helped us take so many pictures” and I said ok.
Next moment I’m all like “SCUSE ME MY FRIEND THINKS YOU’RE CUTE CAN SHE TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOU???”
Aaaaaaahahahaha. Hence the half snarl half smile on Diana’s face!!!!
Had I known the pictures would turned out this nice I’d get down on the grass too instead of being a prissy princess and refusing to!
The older I get, the more I really appreciate living in a safe and beautiful city such as Singapore. Just look at how much its grown over the past few years.
Laughing and smiling becomes instantly contagious whenever I’m around them!
JAYME WHY YOUR FACE ALWAYS LIKE THAT!!!
I’ve learned that not expecting too much out of people you meet will result in more pleasant surprises. Managing expectations, and being the friend you want people to be for you, is important.
I don’t need my friends to hang out with me everyday, or all the time, and its cool if we don’t yet understand each other completely. We don’t need to be BFFs, you don’t have to always agree with me or like the things that I do.
All I ask is that those who choose to share a friendship with me will accept me the way I am – lame jokes, candid antics, outspokenness and all. That they will ignore my superficial past, hearsay stories, and other things I have done and will not judge me for things they do not know the full truth to. People who will be upfront with me about how they feel about me. To look past our differences and to simply enjoy each others company despite how different we all are… to just live while we’re young. It’s okay if you’re not always ready to share my tears with me as long as you’re willing to break out in fits of laughter whenever we’re together. All of this, is a friend enough for me.
You girls make up some 5 beautiful friends ♥
Of course, having common hobbies like singing, make up, frivolous fashion and blogging also add on to our chemistry. And a ridiculous sense of humor is a MUST. See below for evidence.
Diana and Bun kung-fu fighting in the air!!
Jayme and Ziwei attempting a sexy hair flip. While I’m taking these pictures I’m screamin’ “WERK IT!!!!!!!”
Super sexy bitches signing off!