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Seeing Taylor Swift LIVE in concert!! + Poodlecraft & Friends

HOOMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

So I got the last minute tickets that I was desperately searching for and went and saw Taylor Swift live :)

Are you jealous?!?!?!

It was actually quite easy to find tickets, within a few hours of posting asking for spare tics on my Twitter and Facebook, I got quite a lot of people texting me / sending SMS-es and calling!!

Thank you to all the people who helped me spread the message ♥

I turned down most offers though, because some wanted to sell at $400 each.

HELLO UNLESS TAYLOR SWIFT IS GOING TO GIVE ME A LAP DANCE NAKED I AM NOT PAYING $400 TO SEE HER OK!!

Not that she’s not completely fabulous or not worth the money, I just think you are one helluva opportunistic vulture and wouldn’t give you 2 cents extra to earn even if I had $400 to spare!

In the end I settled for decent seats for $160 each. They were $128 originally but whatever, considered very good deal already! To think I almost bought 2 tickets for $500 omg.

My seats weren’t that much in front, but the stadium is so small, it doesn’t matter anyway!! I’d rather take a further back seat but central view than look at her from the side -_-

Plus she walked over to my area mid-concert!!! Bloody happy!

This was the nice lady I bought my tics from!!!

Sam sneakily took a pic of her in case she scammed us HAHAHAH. She didn’t scam us of course, I just think it’s hilarious still.

I was kinda wondering what would happen if I agreed to buy from this one person and on the day itself they decided to not pick up my calls or sell my tics to someone else, leaving me helpless and stranded.

I came up with this conclusion of prank-calling their phones every night at 5am with my private house phone number until they change their line completely!!!! I seriously totally would lol. -revengeful nature-

Thank goodness I met this nice lady who gave us a reasonable price and additional discount when she was 15 mins late for our appointment and also, she called me to tell my cab driver to take Mountbaten Road (sp?) because the other roads were taken!! I avoided a massive jam thanks to her :D

Speaking of nice people, there was also another guy I “met” on FB who was damn nice and offered to help me look for tickets even though I didn’t know him, and he really called me up when Sistic released last minute tickets!!!!

I wonder if he sat there just refreshing for me? Coz Sistic didn’t announce any notification or anything.

The last min tickets would go out of stock in like 2 mins, then when they came back in stock, he’d text me again wtf!!!!

My faith in humanity has been restored. -happy sigh-

Sitting on the stadium steps waiting in line. Yes, my lippie was THAT red in real life. I scared Taylor cannot see me from far mah hahaha.

I was damn kia su and arrived at 5 plus even though the concert only started at close to 9!!!!!!

But I remember the previous time I attended Avril Lavigne concerts, I arrived 1 hour in advance and was still too late to go into the stadium!! The concert started while I was queuing outside. -face palm-

# LOL moment of the day # : While in line, there was a group of like 11 year old girls in front of us singing Taylor Swift’ss songs loudly and doing her signature hand actions super buay paisehly.

10 points for enthusiasm, 0 points for actual talent.

I wanted to die and bury my face. (and cover my eyes and shove an apple down their throats)

First neopets, now this. Thanks a lot, self-preference!! You suck!

Dragged Sam along even though he wasn’t a big fan.. there were quite little guys at the concert actually! Mostly tweens and a significant amount of ang mohs were present.

I hate going to the concerts with people who don’t appreciate the artist’s music!!! It’s like you’re so psyched and hyped and singing along like a fanatical fan (yes I know fan = short form for fanatical) but they’re just sitting beside you going “meh”.

Annoying max!!!!

I swear the next time I go to a concert, I’ll go with a DIE-HARD FAN!!! So when I turn to them going “OH MAI GAWWWWWWWDDDD!!”

they will return 5 OMG OMG OMGS to me instead of a -.- face.

The crowd!!!!! Sold-out show.

I can’t believe I didn’t hear about Taylor Swift coming to Singapore only until December?! I need to stop living in my little bubble and get out more!!

Anyway I still managed to get tics so I guess it’s all good. Remember how I blogged about how I was going to enter this contest and meet her and all that?

It sounded like a great idea in my head, but when I actually got down to doing my submission entry I was quite upset because I didn’t think it was good enough to be shown to the public!! I worked on it for 3 whole days though.

Such a downer :(

North entrance!!

And we’re going innnnnnnn weeeee.

All in all I spent about $400 to see Taylor Swift live. $320 for the tickets, $50 for cab fares (peak hour and shit) and $20+ on snacks, etc. One small packet of chips was like 4 bucks!!

Upon entering I was prancing around the indoor stadium like an excited little kid. Happiness is contagious, and you could really feel the air buzzing with excitement!!!!

My excitement soon died down though, because they started ONE HOUR later than stated timing :[

And the opening act was kinda lame. So yeah.

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So, the moment we’ve all been waiting for!!!!!!!!!!!


O HAI THERE TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!!!!!!11111@@

Aren’t you awfully real and close to me?!?!!?!?!?!?!

Sorry for the ultimate shit quality pic but I thought they’d confiscate my DSLR if I brought it (the Avril Lavigne concert I went to was super strict – had people walking around checking)

But to my disappointment, everyone else was shooting away with big ass DSLRs and security didn’t mind at all!!! Grrr if I had known I woulda brought mine too :( So wasted.

BUT YES, THAT’S HOW CLOSE I WAS TO TAYLOR!!!

She came down from the main stage and WALKED to the middle of the stadium (past thousands of screaming hysterical fans trying to grab her) and plopped herself down on a little platform right in front of me and started singing.

I was actually closer to her than it looks in this pic, you know how things always look further on camera???

And everyone got off their seat afterwards to rush forward – so did I!!!!!

When she was walking through the crowd, people were trying to grab her and everything it was so scary omg!! What if somebody stabbed her or scratched her up badly or something?

I ALSO WAN 2 TOUCH TAYLOR SWIFT LEH!

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Anyways sorry for acting like such a teeny bopper fan :P

I didn’t think I’d be so star struck either. I didn’t realize how much of a fan I was until 1 day before her concert I started feeling really sour about not going.

I ALWAYS sing her songs (used to do it daily for 5 hours straight) and put them on repeat…

And then I noticed how I purposely stopped listening to her songs these few weeks in order not to wanna go to her concert!!!

So I was like, “fuck it, even if it’s expensive, i’m going.”

And I’m glad I did!!!!! It was a cool experience. Definitely nowhere near as fancy or extraordinary as I imagined or expected it to be (refering her Fearless tour vids), but ok enough I guess.

I might be really biased because the last (and only) celebrity concert I’ve been to was Avril Lavigne and I’m a MUCH bigger Avril fan than Taylor. (well back then at least)

When I went to Avril’s gig I was really CRAZY over her, knowing ALL the lyrics and tunes to each and everyone of her songs, I know her favourite drink, fav pizza parlour, and just watching her used to make me happy.

I say used to because I’m not such a super hardcore fan anymore – in fact I haven’t even listened to her new single “What The Hell” yet… but I’ll get around to doing it soon!

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*more Celebrity Singers rant*

I am not that big a fan of Taylor’s new album “Speak Now”, I guess I’m less familiar with it cuz it’s just been out but I like songs from her 1st and 2nd album the most.

Songs like Tim McGraw, Change, Teardrops On My Guitar, and all that jazz so I found myself clueless throughout most of her Speak Now concert as I didn’t know the song / lyrics!!!!

The crowd obviously agrees with me, cuz when she sang “You Belong With Me” EVERYONE screeeeeeeeeeeeamed and sang along, but when it was time to perform “Enchanted” people were like, “what?”


The show lacked a lot of special effects
(like lighting, etc), her entrance to the performance could’ve been grander, her vocals coulda been stronger / louder, she could’ve been more interesting and interactive

(she kept saying cheesy lines.. almost cringe-worthy. like “Hi my name is Taylor and I write songs.” not that cute.)

AND another reason why the concert was a little below satisfactory was how low her mic’s volume was.

I could BARELY hear her at all over all the fans screaming their guts out. Most of the time I hear annoying girls beside me singing and that’s it -_-

I might come across as being too critical but hey, I paid good money to see her!

And I wanna give my honest opinion to those who are curious about what really happened during the show. When compared to Avril’s concert (I keep mentioning it coz I’ve only been to hers twice before), Taylor’s one was actually really weak and boring, but at least Taylor sings better live than I’d expected!!!!!

She IS stunningly pretty too. Like you just wanna stare at her all day long :)

She doesn’t have the most perfect features or the best body but she has amazing eyes, awesome make up, golden blonde hair, sparkly dresses.. I mean c’mon!!! What’s not to love? (besides the fact she sometimes looks a bit rodent / horse like. haha….. just kidding. don’t kill me TS fans)

Seeing her in real life is EXACTLY like watching her in her videos.. Same style, same smile, same kinda dresses. She definitely has an X-Factor about her, and she knows it. (that’s why she plays it up so much – and also why I wanted to see her live!!)

I was star struck because you’d expect stars to be less perfect IRL but no she’s perfect sigh why. They’re so sparkly and pretty, I feel like I have no place being so near to their perfection :P

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Ok, end of gushing!!!!!!!!

I’ll be perfectly honest with you.


I have a love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift.

If you’d followed me on Twitter for a long time, you might remember me dissing her a coupla times and that’s because she really did suck live last time!!

Like how come she sounds SO bad during her Grammy performances? I reckon it’s because they don’t have autotune on as high, so as to appear authentic.

I believe even in commercial concerts they have higher autotune so yeah.

I’d like to think she’s improved a lot now though, and yes, I hate her because she’s so perfect!!!! Why she gotta be so pretty and famous and talented? (writes awesome songs though many are similar)

Usually superstars around my age kinda messed up in a way (think Miley Cyrus) but Taylor seems to have it all going for her.

It’s very seldom that I’d look at a girl and feel stupidly inferior and crappy about myself like an under achiever, but it happens every time I look at Taylor Swift.

I guess that’s why I love and hate her at the same time ;)

So, that was my Taylor Swift experience wrapped up with very few pics and a lot of words!!!!

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The following is a shout-out to my friends at www.Poodlecraft.com!

A blog reader sent me an email one day telling me she was preparing a present for me, and some time later, she dropped it off at my condo!! (I gave her my address)

It was a big bag full of goodies and I was pleasantly surprised at how cute and personalized everything was ♥

I’ve never quite seen anything like this!

www.Poodlecraft.com is an Arts & Crafts DIY sort of website where you can order lots of handmade with love goodies from Toto & Friends!!!

They’re not your typical “engrave your name on a bracelet” or “print your picture on a cup” kind of people.

So some of the goodies she gave me included this set of Heart Shaped pillows…

Upon tearing the wrapper open, I was like... “What??? Is this it? What’s so special about two black pillows?”

….Then I found out that there was a very special way of customizing the items by myself!!!!!

The creative peeps at Poodlecrafts handmake these snazzy Velcro Hook colorful cut outs that you can stick onto the basic plain colored items you can get from their website!!!

So instead of the once-boring all-black cushion before, you’ll now get…


Super cute, ultra personalized cushions the way you want them!!!


Pac-Man wuvs you :P

At first glance they look like mass produced stuff (good quality) but upon closer inspection you can tell it was painstakingly done individually by hand and it looks sooo good!

These would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift, no matter intended for a girl or a boy!!!!!! ♥

Me and Sam stuck the message on together, hehe :)

I hear that www.Poodlecraft.com is only making 20 sets of these for V’day, so place your orders ASAP!

I think I was meant to use the Velcro Hook cut-outs sparingly because she gave me accessory pouches and stuff too but I went nuts sticking designs all over on this one!!


It’s a laptop case, of course!
Perfect for when I go to Uni in Perth and would need my lappies for lectures :D

And it’s black and made out of awesome long lasting material so I don’t have to be afraid of wearing it out or dirtying it!!

Another thing perfect for my schooling days from Poodlecraft – a notebook!! :)

I can already imagine all the lecture notes and dozens of pages worth of random bored doodlings on the pages of this book!

Look, it even has my name on it!! ^______^ I LOVE IT!

Everything is so pretty and unique and high quality and yes I am gushing not because I was paid to do this but because I am genuinely in love with their thoughtful products.

I could’ve stuck on more Velcro Hookie cut outs but I chose to keep it plain black.

Looks like it contains top-notch secretive information this way, y’know? :P


Wooo lucky me, I caught myself a Mr. Perfect!!!

The final special touch was matching funny Ah Pek shorts for me and Sam to wear!!! Hopefully on V’day? :P

Don’t ask me why… I just accepted it cuz it’s cute!!! I have one exactly the same too.

This one’s labeled Sam, but I have my own!! :)

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All the wonderful products featured here are purchasable at www.Poodlecraft.com!

This Valentine’s Day, get personal with Poodlecraft :)

And thank you to Toto & Friends for the wonderful gifts!! ♥

xoxo,
Jess

Self-Owned.

So recently, there’s been some mad drama going on at my Formspring

Who’s the star of the show?

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PEGGY HENG!!
Or THY-DOWAGER as she likes to be called.

If you dunno who she is, don’t ask me, you can google her.

I wasn’t going to blog about this issue since at first I thought it was no biggie, but figured it’d make for gold content, so here’s your juicy bit of gossip today!!!

You heard it first on underage-girl.blogspot.com ;)

So it all started with………… this photo.

Dowager (I love calling her that) camwhored with a dirty 2 dollar note, and posted the picture on her blog.

And now, Wendy aka Xiaxue comes into the picture.

Wendy saw the picture and told me about it on MSN, and after laughing about it, she posted her opinions on Twitter, saying something like she saw a picture of someone putting a $2 note in her mouth to act cute, and she can’t believe somebody would do something so gross coz money is really filthy (IT IS.)

Note that Wendy was nice enough to not reveal Dowager’s name on Twitter, so it was anyone’s guess who it could be…

Anyway, some telltale minion went to report to Dowager on her Formspring page, telling Dowager that Wendy talked about her on Twitter regarding the $2 note, to which Dowager had varied replies for:

Dowager’s first reply was “I can’t be bothered”,

and her next one was “Wendy is an amazing girl with talent”,

and her next reply would then be TOTALLY different again, going as far as to say Wendy is “fat”, “mean”, “plastic” and a whole bunch of other lame insults.

(DON’T BELIEVE ME?? Go look at Dowager’s Formspring! ALL the evidence is there – If she doesn’t delete it!)

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…And then somebody left her this question on her Formspring:

LOL!!!

Apparently she has no idea why” Wendy talks shit about her on Twitter (not the first time, and I don’t blame her)…

Maybe it’s coz you’re so damn unlikeable, Dowager?!?

Anyway, this whole $2-note-bitching-on-Twitter-and-Formspring thing was between Dowager and Wendy..

But now that Dowager’s decided to conveniently include the fact that I’m a “suck up” out of nowhere, then shit just got PERSONAL, bitch.

People told me about the insulting things she’s been saying about me on her Formspring, and at first I was gonna ignore her, but she persisted comment after comment, so eventually I started insulting her back…

And the insults just went back and forth, and back and forth - if you have the time, you can check it all out on our Formspring accounts, it goes way back and would probably answer a lot of your questions.

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Anyway this blog post is not a showcase for who has the better insults/comebacks (obviously me though hehe) or who is at fault, I was prepared to let it all go since it was just 2 bitches going at each other and it’d die out eventually…


But out of nowhere, THIS HAPPENED:


HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!


YOU LOSER!
With a capital L on your forehead!

Or maybe on your chin coz there’s more space.

Do you guys even realize how classic this is?!?!!?

If you didn’t notice before, look at the account name of the person who left me those 2 comments!!

YES, THEY’RE FROM DOWAGER HERSELF INDEED.

Miss Dowager left a SELF-PRAISING comment on my Formspring,

posing as an outsider, saying she’s “So much better than me” without realizing that she forgot to ask the question Anonymously!

Epic shit or what!! Couldn’t stop LOL-ing when I realized what happened!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got really so dumb one anot?

….In this case, yes.

You’ve really outdone yourself dear.

And when I say outdone, I really mean Self-Pwned.

So after awhile, I suppose she realized the utterly stupid thing she’d just done, thus freaking out a bit and during a fit of confusion and embarrassment, came up with a pathetic cover-up that said:

“HAHA YOU LIKE THAT? I HACKED INTO PEGGY’S ACCOUNT JUST TO TYPE THAT TO U. SUCK THAT!”

Omg!!

This is just so classic Dowager! Incoherent and lame. Even just by the typing I can tell it’s her, lol!

Anyway, from my replies to her in the screen shot, you could tell that I wasn’t fully aware of what was going on at the start…

I was just as confused as anyone else in my situation would be!

I didn’t notice who the questions were from, I receive a lot in a day so I didn’t think very much about it.

But people started telling me, “OMG Peggy didn’t set her status to anonymous and now she’s freaking out HAHAH what a loser!!!”


And EVERYONE was laughing their asses off!

So not only did she #FAIL by trying to self-praise on my Formspring and ended up owning herself instead, the very next thing she does is try to cover up by pretending she got hacked??

LAME MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Even if you wanna lie, do it properly plz! Say it was your sister who did it or something moderately believable.


HELLO, who would wanna hack your Formspring account?

Got gold and diamonds inside izzit?

Formspring accounts are worthless, even if they’d wanna hack you, they’d hack your blog right??

Why isn’t your blog hacked instead / too ?

Plus, if the hacker hated me but liked you so much, why didn’t he / she just use an Anonymous name to leave a comment on my Formspring - why did they have to HACK you just to send such a lame message???

You seriously think anybody would be so free?

Meh. Seems like a pretty shitty way of showing a blogger your support – by hacking them!

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AND
DOWAGER’S #FAILS DON’T STOP THERE!!!!

Everyone was going nuts on my Formspring, talking about what a huge liar and loser she is, etc….

But then, it gets more exciting -

Dowager then DELETED her Formspring!


She didn’t answer her readers questions of “Peggy were you really self-praising?!” but instead, completely disappeared from the cyber world for what she claims is 2 whole days.

What happened? Did she really freak out that badly?

I suppose it’s in order to support her claim of getting hacked?


“This user has disabled their account.”

Note that it said USER has disabled their account”, not “this account has been terminated” – Thus it was done by the owner of the account and not a management error by Formspring. Plus I’ve never heard of spontaneously-self-deleting Formspring accounts before either.

Of course everyone assumed she disappeared into oblivion in shame..

Too embarrassed to even talk about it or explain it.

Come on, it’s such a huge fuck up, if it happened to me I’d just bury my head in the ground and never appear online again!!!

I FEEL FOR YOU, REALLY, I DO!


…..But her lies just kept on coming.

Tonight, (12th December) Miss Dowager finally came back from being MIA and announced on her blog:



OMG!!!


Stop it already!!! You tickle meh!!!!!!

You’re honestly cracking all of us up. O____O

FIRST you leave a self-praising comment, then you get exposed,

next you got conveniently got HACKED,

and then you go MIA for 2 days

and now you come back telling the world you’ve had FOOD POISONING??

What’s next?? You won the lottery and donated it all to poverty coz you’re a kind soul like that?!?

And somehow, after all this, you still DON’T KNOW why your Formspring account got deleted?!!!???!!

Omitian.

Someone give her a prize for her efforts already, this woman deserves a medal for being so ridiculous to believe that we’d buy her story.

Magical self-deleting Formspring accounts!!! The new in thing. They self-destruct when they detect their owners are getting pwned. Technology keeps amazing me with every new invention.

Or maybe the blame is on a non-existent hacker that supposedly likes you but actually really really hates you.

Even if I’d chosen to give her the benefit of doubt, she REALLY killed it by saying she got FOOD POISONING. (that’s what I tell my teacher when I don’t feel like going to school)

Getting food poisoning at the same time you get hacked ?
That’s got to be in a Guinness Book of World Records (for lying) somewhere.

If I were her, I’d at least cover up by pretending to get my blog hacked along with my Formspring (save a copy somewhere so you can make it go back to normal after drama is over) and then pretend to be very traumatized.

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She claims to have not been online for 2 days as she’s been tossing and turning in bed in pain, then tell me,

WHY OH WHY, did she answer a few Formspring questions just YESTERDAY???

Wasn’t she meant to be sick in bed, and if you haven’t used the computer in TWO days, did your Formspring automatically answer itself again?

Izzit a new function I haven’t heard of from Peggytechnology?

And there is NO WAY she could have logged onto Formspring without receiving a swarm of insults or questions regarding the Self-Praising incident…

I’m sure she’s been working the Delete button on her Formspring like crazy recently.

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Btw, posting a picture of medicine on your blog isn’t going to fool us. Nice try.

What do you think we are???? Children?

Anyone who is even the least bit REMOTELY intelligent

can see through her disgusting lies.

I’m not going to bother entertaining her claims about me being a fake bitch, pretentious, bootlicker, fat, underachiever – really, she can say anything she wants.

Whatever she says is highly irrelevant and completely not credible now.

Nothing she says about me will top what she’s just done, so she can say whatever to comfort herself if it helps make her feel a little better.

Most of it is probably more lies anyway.

Like ANYONE’S going to take anything you say seriously from now on..?

Plus, as I mentioned before, the whole point of this post is not about the two of us bitching @ each other, cuz bitching is about negative opinions and rumours and some lies that can’t be proven wrong without evidence, whereas in this case, I have CONCRETE PROOF.

How is anybody going to discredit this, eh?

Miss Dowager, how do you expect people to still respect you????

Actually I almost feel really sorry for you while writing this post… but not really. You asked for it.

This whole post had to be said and done. I can’t stand it anymore.

And lastly….


“THEY”
are attempting to stir up shit? Ok, maybe XX and QQ a little, since they talked about you on Twitter.

What about me?

As much as I disliked you, did I even utter a word to diss ya? No.

I didn’t say shit, at least not on a public platform like Twitter.

And yet, the moment somebody mentioned I’m arrogant on your Formspring and asked why Wendy wants to be friends with me but not you – you took it as an opportunity to insult me by calling me a “suck up”?

It’s not my fault she doesn’t think you’re worth having as a friend.

Why did you have to come provoke me???

Oh well. You can pay the price now, coz everyone who reads this post will know what you did and who you are.

….If you hadn’t decided to camwhore with a $2 note in your mouth (seriously?? who does that? oh and did I mention she claims the note’s new from the bank? LOL)

If you had just kept your stinky mouth shut and not be bitchy about the situation coz money in your mouth is undoubedly filthy

If you hadn’t dragged me into your problem for no good reason…

None of this would have happened.

Now that she’s been getting so much shit from people, Dowager says she’s going to put an end to this whole saga.


O RLY?
You think you can just start shit with people by calling them a suck up and simply end it as and when you feel like it?


I think not.

I think you have some explaining to do to your readers, if you’d still like to have any supporters left at the end of the day.

Stop thinking you’re invincible coz you’re Peggy Heng, it really doesn’t mean much nowadays.

I’ll admit that I did like you before, as you enjoy going around telling people that as if it makes any difference now – 3 years ago when I was 15 years old, young and stupid..

But then I grew up, got smarter and better.. so don’t be mad coz I don’t look up to you as a blogger or a person anymore.

Don’t keep digging up the past to say kk? What matters is RIGHT NOW.

And right now you’re a capital L!

Loser.

Liar.

Erm.. lan jiao? Ok nvm you don’t have one.

A lot of things have changed since 3 years ago darling!

You’ve bitched about me and backstabbed me, and I’ve definitely done the same to you, everyone knows we’re both not innocent, so let’s not act like angels and be true to ourselves at least.


I know I’m a real BITCH too – it’s ok,
I don’t need any reminders.

But hey, at least I can admit it to the world and to myself!

I don’t try to put on a “nice girl” image like you.

Like one of my readers said, your constant “Holier-Than-Thou” attitude is annoying.

There is so much more nasty things I’d like to say about you, believe me, but let this post not be about random personal insults.

I want it to be a clear account of the blatant lies you’ve been telling these days, not just about me,

..but also about yourself.

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The moral of the story today, boys and girls, is….


If you can’t handle the HEAT, don’t play with FIRE!

xoxo,
Jess

Cyber Bullying

This headline caught my attention when I was browsing twitter the other day.

“Singapore has the second highest number of cyber-bullying cases after the US, says new survey. -Straits Times”

I can’t say this information comes off as much of a surprise, I’ve noticed this all along, being online 24/7 and all so what I’m really shocked by is how much people are choosing to be BLIND towards the situation.



Does anyone actually understand what it REALLY means?


It seems like nobody cares, but really, PEOPLE SHOULD CARE.

Singapore, a super tiny country… tiny would be an understatement. And yet we’re second highest in cyber bullying rates?!

I never understood why people said Singapore’s a conservative country. Conservative my ass.

I’ll take rude, shallow, narrow-minded and superficial over conservative any day.
I spend a lot of my time online (obviously being a blogger and a geek) and I can safely say young Singaporeans are the nastiest, bitchiest bunch of netizens I’ve ever met.

I read the blogs of people from around the world and I’ve always wondered how come other people can be so kind and encouraging compared to Singaporeans. I’ve almost NEVER seen a spiteful or rude comment on other peoples blogs (non-Singaporean)

You can’t say the same for our local blogs. There’s always mean comments being left on peoples tag boards or commenting system…

Even the most innocent school girl or harmless random individual seemingly minding their own business will get flamed and insulted for no apparent reason.


Heck, I for one would know a lot about cyber bullying!!!

I’ve been blogging for years, and have received ALL sorts of insults, most completely uncalled for…

“Fat” and “Ugly” being the most common. (and they expect me to feel insulted. no, i’m not going to feel insulted by someone who is more than likely uglier than me calling me ugly.)

People just need to find fault with everything.

I’ve had people point out that my armpit’s not shaved properly, or that my foot is ugly because I have big toes, and if they cannot find real faults with me they’ll just make something up like…. wow your eyes are so small and your nose is so flat. -__-


Here’s my most recent hater comment for your viewing pleasure

Every time I read such a comment on my blog or on other peoples… The first thing that comes to my mind is..


What the FUCK is wrong with these people?!

Seriously, why are they so fucking spiteful?! Did their parents not give them enough love when they were younger and so they grew up being all hateful and angsty and feeling like they need to spread their hate and misery with the rest of the world?

Does calling me fat make you any slimmer? No.

Does calling me ugly make you any prettier? No.

Does leaving such an ugly comment make you feel any better about yourself?

Sad for you, BUT THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY YES.



Hear, hear, a blogger’s woes.


What did I ever do to deserve such remarks from people?

Why tell me that I’ve gained weight? I’m not blind, I can see for myself. If I really cared about it as much as you do, I would have done something about it like starving myself, but no, I’m not quite as superficial, thanks. A few pounds won’t kill me or my self esteem.

And telling me that my popularity is going down??? Remember what I said about when people run out of things to nitpick on, they make random shit up?!

I am absolutely disgusted with trash talkers on the internet because

1) None of these people would ever have the guts to talk to me like that in real life

2) The very fact they feel the need to resort to such lowly methods makes me feel sorry for them

Lucky for me (well sort of), I’ve been toughened up because of all the bullying and hostile behaviour I’ve experienced throughout my younger years… I’ve been through so much kind of shit in my life, really, cyber bullying is child’s play. But that doesn’t mean I think it’s OKAY.

Just because I know how to deal with it, doesn’t mean other people who are going through the same thing can…..

And judging from the number of depression and failed self esteem cases caused by cyber bullying / influences, it’s not a matter to be taken lightly!!

Some have even resorted to suicide because they didn’t know how to stop the taunting…

It makes me so incredibly sad to see something like that happening, because as hurtful as mean comments from stupid people can be, ultimately they’re still very trivial when compared to life’s other hurdles.



Life STILL goes on!!!!

Sadly for this girl, she didn’t know what cyber bullying is and at such a vulnerable age, (15) I guess it must have been all too hard for her to handle alone.

But since my country Singapore has got the 2nd highest cyber bullying rate in the entire WORLD, and because I’ve been a victim of bullying and I’m a blogger as of currently,

I feel compelled to share with you guys what Cyber Bullying is REALLY about.

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What IS Cyber Bullying?

Cyber bullying isn’t just limited to “U R SO FAT N FUGLY” type of comments on blogs. Although those can be disturbing enough if received all too frequently, it gets much worse.

I moderate my comments, and have been receiving significantly lesser spam since, but I’m sure many of you out there who are still using tagboards have experienced haters that KEEP ON COMING BACK to say shit about you, refusing to go away!

This is why I always encourage moderated comments.

People can also receive death threats (I have!!) and feel potentially physically threatened. I have people posting my address / handphone number / other personal details on my blog, telling me they’re going to stalk me and follow me home at night… or something stupid like that.

A typical death threat goes like this, “Don’t think I don’t know who you really are. I know where you live, I know what school you’re in, and I’m going to find you little girl and KILL YOU AND RAPE YOU SFJWETWI4FJ” -

Yes, I really received that threat -___-

And besides blogs, which are the easiest methods of targeting somebody online because it’s like their own private space that you can easily “enter”… there’s also other social media platforms like Facebook and forums.

People could start Facebook “groups” that hate you and invite their friends to join, post bulletins that consist of FAKE rumours (and even if it was true rumours, it’s still bullying) about you and spread them all around, sending you harassing messages and posting private pictures of you that other people shouldn’t see that they’ve somehow managed to attain online…. the list goes on.

Oh and not forgetting FORUMS.

Where cowards unite and find strength in masses while they single out unsuspecting victims and intrude their privacy.

Here’s a classic puke-worthy example.

A local “Singapore Gossip Forum”... Yeah, did you know such a website existed?

Where stupid girls come together to discuss rumours they’ve heard about certain people, and then debating over whether it’s possibly true or not because they’ve got a “friend who knows their friend”… LOL.

Is it really their business who sleeps with who or who’s done what before?

Can you say GET A FUCKING LIFE?

They even stoop as low as to post pictures of people that are obviously taken in bad lighting / angle / timing and then go like, “Omg this girl is so out of shape and hideous!! Gross! Got double chin / crooked teeth / lots of back fats / protruding forehead / -insert stupid superficial comment here-”

Yeah right, as if YOU are any better!!! If your fellow gossipers got a hold of YOUR picture, guess what they’d do to it?

That’s right, you’ll get the negative attention and criticism you truly deserve, that you so readily showered upon other innocent people!

“The girl’s name is Jenna Chan, she’s a Singaporean amateur model living on off in the US and Singapore. This girl in question is a notorious flamer in 2 forums frequent by Singaporeans. She and her team of flamers are hated by many. Her forum
handle is “Jenzene”

Recently, it seems there was a fall out in her team and internal power struggles lead to betray of identities. One of the team members identity was leek out, in retaliation she leaked Jenzene’s public nude photos.”

Wooooot!!!! That’s payback for you, Miss Nude!!!!

How does it feel being bitten in the ass by karma?

I don’t wanna be another cyber bully, but honestly, if I had a face and body like that, let’s just say I would not even DREAM of posing nude (or even modeling..) and then criticizing other people for their looks or behaviour.

These girls are so ugly inside and out, they make me sick.

They use words like “Bitch, “Ugly”, “Desperate”, “Hypocrite”, “Poor” on other people..

But I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of lives these gossipers have themselves!!

Hello, this is coming from jealous no-lifes who spend way too much time talking useless shit and spreading hate about other people they don’t know on an internet forum!!!!

If you’re not an UGLY, DESPERATE, HYPOCRITICAL BITCH WITH POOR MORALS then what the fuck are you?!

Shame on you!!! You deserve to forever be condemned to having a life that’s not even worth living for, so much that you have to focus your attention on other people because yours is just that shitty.

Kk now let’s move on I’m getting tired talking about these low lifes.

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Why does Singapore have such a high Cyber Bullying rate?

We’re too bored, too rich, and too superficial. In a country where you’re defined by what kind of branded handbags you carry or car you drive, is it really all that surprising?

Too many youths have easy access to computers and it’s such a convenient source of entertainment that most don’t even bother leaving their house to explore the world outside.

Many don’t have much of a life outside of school and work, so all their free time is occupied by browsing the net…

A lot of Singaporeans have blogs, Facebook accounts, partake actively in forums etc

And also a lot of Singaporeans aren’t taught proper manners and ethics and lack the BALLS to confront people in real life.. put them together, and you get cyber bullying!

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Why do Cyber Bullies do what they do?

There could be a lot of reasons… Some are bored and do it for laughs (immaturity), others try to get a reaction (inconsideration)

Some are just power hungry and do it to feed their shrinking ego.

But from my personal experiences, these are the top 3 reasons:


1) They are absolutely miserable inside.. even if they refuse to admit it.

Because NO HAPPY PERSON in their right mind would ever do something like that to hurt other people.

Why? Because we’re better than that! I have a happy life, and I’m living it, I’m blogging it. I’m not hiding behind my computer trying to put other people down. No, that’s just not my style.

It just doesn’t make sense for a normal person to do something like that.

Miserable people spread hate and hypocrisy and unpleasant feelings. They have no time for love and goodwill because they’re just too busy wondering why their life sucks so much.

They get off from other peoples pain, and they feed off the satisfaction of hurting others… To make themselves feel better, they must bring someone else down.

Nothing like losers inflicting pain upon other people to achieve some self-assurance.

These people get so much shit in their lives, from school, from work and from parents / friends etc that they feel the NEED to take it out on others. When you’re stressed or miserable, you turn spiteful.

When you turn spiteful, you take it out on randoms on the internet, because like I said before, they have no balls and they think that harassing other people online would result in no consequences. BUT THERE ARE ALWAYS CONSEQUENCES.

Jenzene will tell you so.



2) They are undeniably, regrettably jealous.

They’re jealous of other peoples looks, wealth, status, success, career, fame, etc.

Before you go and dismiss this reason going “NOT EVERYBODY IS JEALOUS OF YOU SELF-ABSORBED IDIOT”, let me convince you otherwise.

So assuming someone comes onto my blog and insults me randomly by saying I’m really damn ugly and obese and she feels sorry for me because, erm, she’s supposedly better.

And I say she’s being jealous and spiteful…. what do I really mean?

I take into consideration that maybe, just maybe, she really has a supermodel figure and a gorgeous face to boot. I’m nothing compared to her. Well then, good for her.

If you really are so much better than me, why the heck aren’t you doing something with your awesomeness?

Why don’t you go and model, set up a blog, be more popular and better than me to prove just how awesome you are instead of posting lame comments on my blog which immediately equates you to a LOSER?

Why would you waste your time trying to bring down somebody that is already LOWER than you?

Does it make sense? No.

People only try to bring down somebody that’s equal or higher than them, not somebody that’s already on the ground because it’s not worth their time. Would she post mean comments on the blog of every other person who’s not as attractive as her?

Probably not. If so, why did she pick me???

The only logical conclusion would be that she’s jealous of something else…. Of what? Who really knows?

Maybe she’s thinking, “WTF, I’m so much hotter and better than this girl, why am I not more popular or leading a better life than her? She just doesn’t deserve what she has!”

Most of the time, people are jealous of other peoples success. You could be really pretty and intelligent and rich and famous but if people can tell you’re failing at life and are really miserable, would they be jealous of you? No.

But if you were not that pretty and not that rich or famous or witty but you seem to be doing much better than them… would they feel jealous?


Yeah, they probably would.

Just the way the human mind works.

Sometimes, it’s not about whether you’re BETTER than them, it’s about the fact they think you’re NOT better than them and if such is so why the heck aren’t they enjoying as much success?!


Food for thought.

And our final reason….



3) Some people just can’t help
finding fault with everything.

Simply put, some people are just fucked in the head. Come on, we all know somebody like that.

The person who always complains about everything and nothing, the person who always has something mean to say about someone else and that person who could just never be satisfied with the world.

Need I say more?

Some people just enjoy attacking the already-injured.

Sure, go ahead, pick on the weak, pick on the young.

Insult somebody on their blog who revealed she’s going through an eating disorder by saying that she’s super fat and unattractive so she should definitely keep up her bulimic ways.

Or sign up for an anonymous account on a gossip forum and start a rumour that your friend is a slut because the guy you like is into her, hopefully that way, the guy you’re into will dump her.

Perhaps even exposing your closet gay friend’s sexual preferences by plastering the word FAGGOT on his pictures and then posting them all over Facebook?

Just a few of the many ways cyber bullying occurs…

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Why It’s So WRONG

The sickening part about cyber bullying is that these people know it’s wrong but still do it!

They try to keep their identity as much of a secret as possible because they’re TERRIFIED of people finding out who they really are. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to be afraid of.

If you’re not afraid of people judging you the way you judge others, then why are you hiding your identity?

Then if you are really so afraid of people doing that to you, WHY DO YOU CAUSE THE SAME HURT TO OTHER PEOPLE??

When you insult somebody, at least put your FACE and NAME to what you’re saying, so that people may judge you the same way you judge others, you fucking coward.

Shame on you, for being who you are, for being so much more pathetic than anybody you ever harassed or insulted online.

They say the internet is a dangerous place and people are right.

They say that with excessive attention comes a price, which is constant criticism and that is also right but answer this:


Do YOU have to be THE asshole inflicting pain upon others?
If one less person does it everyday, one less person has to suffer from cyber bullying.

You feel so empowered by your anonymity on the internet because you think you can say whatever you want and not have to face any consequences at all.

Which is true to a certain extent, but have you sick people ever ONCE stopped to think that,

“perhaps the person on the receiving end of my insults isn’t a cold-hearted cunt like I am”?

Or “Perhaps my blatantly hurtful ways of trying to bring the other person down would actually WORK… and then what?”

Do you proceed to pat yourself on the back and laugh mercilessly at how you’ve successfully ruined somebody’s day or even their entire self-esteem?

Are you so bent on tormenting somebody that you’re willing to let them suffer from your selfish actions?

If you have no self-respect or conscience, perhaps you won’t suffer any immediate consequences (besides being unable to retain any happiness in your life because you’re so spiteful) but someone out there will. I don’t know if you’ve realized this…

The person you are calling a homosexual faggot, obese, dumb, slutty, or ugly is actually a REAL person with REAL feelings.

People can try their best to ignore the shit you say about them.. but truthfully, most people aren’t trained to be as soulless as you.

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To you, I may just be another pixel on the internet you like to pick on and throw shit at, but to me, I’m sitting here at my computer, wondering how the heck I ever offended anyone enough to be receiving such insults for no good reason and what the other person is trying to achieve.

And I’m not the only one feeling this way.

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Now that it’s all said and done, here are some ways to deal with and prevent cyber bullying…

Because if we have so many cyber bullies, we have just as many people BEING cyber bullied! (wow, ever thought of that?)


1)
Do not reveal any overly personal information online that could result in a nasty situation when in the wrong hands.

Yeah, so that probably means keeping your address, nude pictures, phone numbers, work place locations, sex tapes and the name of the person you lost your virginity to off the net.

2) Do not post pictures you’ll regret ever taking.. or even having them lying around for other people to discover.

I used to do some modeling shoots and I’d hate for the more provocative ones to surface, which I’m hoping they never will, but even if they do I’m mentally prepared at least, coz I know how to protect myself against shit people say about me!

Insults bounce off me so naturally, it’s almost a talent how I deal with haters. Comes with a price of course. You’ve to go through a lot of it.

3) Don’t say anything you can’t pay the price for saying.

Some people get picked on because they’re asking for it… like you know, going around insulting other people and thinking you’re all that? Sometimes others wanna give you a taste of your own medicine.

If you wanna talk about a controversial topic like race, religion, homosexuality, etc, make sure you’re prepared for a lot of hate coming your way because people are ALWAYS angry when talking about stuff like that!

4) If you ever get cyber bullied, you have to take action.

Don’t try to ignore it or keep it to yourself for as long as possible, because it will eat away at you and one day you’ll find it’s affecting you more than you ever realized.

If you have spammers on your blog, either block them or moderate your comments. Don’t let them have the pleasure of saying whatever they want, because little things like that make them come back for more.

Don’t retort back at them either, because some just love getting a reaction out of you (unless your comeback is so brilliant that you feel awesome for defending yourself!)

If you are receiving physical threats, DO report to the police. Maybe if your case isn’t serious enough the police might not do much with it but trust me, it’ll scare the cyber bullies off. Cyber bullies are not gangsters, they’re cowards.

Mention authority and it sends them running off like pussies.

I was being harassed online by this guy, until I tracked down his ip address and soon linked it to his exact company and I immediately emailed them about the situation…

Then the threats stopped coming, just like that.

If you’re receiving harassing texts or facebook messages etc or having your pictures defaced and posted on forums, etc, you always have the law on your side. If enough people pursue the matter, authorities will realize that cyber bullying needs to be taken MUCH MORE SERIOUSLY than it is now.

Lastly, the most important step to overcoming cyber bullying is to become immune.

Understand the reasons why people attack you and realize that it’s not your fault. Feeling sorry for my haters usually gets rid of all the anger or annoyance I initially had, as I realized how insignificant they truly were.

I read haters like a book now.

Stand up to them, take action, erase them from your life… do whatever you can to gain control of your situation!

Remember, a person can insult you but you are only as insulted as you ALLOW yourself to be.

You can react dramatically, make a big fuss, cry over it… or you can be the bigger person and handle the situation with grace and maturity. The only thing a person can NEVER take away from you is your dignity.

These people have hurt you in some way or another, but so what?

THEY DON’T MEAN SHIT!!!

Hold your head up high, and move on with your life. Show them that despite their utmost efforts to bring you down, it’s not going to work, and you’re still going to continue being awesome the way you are.

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If you feel like this blog entry has inspired you in some way or another or if you think it’ll benefit people you know who are suffering from cyber bullying, feel free to share this link: http://underage-girl.blogspot.com/2010/10/cyber-bullying.html

To all cyber bullies out there: I don’t know how you can look at yourself in the mirror knowing you’re so pathetic.

Do yourself a favour and stop radiating hate all the time. One day you’re going to drown in your own negativity.

xoxo,
Jess

17 things I did when I was 17

Here’s to goodbye 17, and hello 18!

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1) Started my relationship with Samuel Aaron McArthur
!!!

Definitely the most significant part about me being 17!

This relationship has changed my life completely… I was such a bitter, bitter girl early last year because of my fail relationship with a fail ex-bf. Just a young girl who loved to love and wanted to be loved as well, but all I received was lies and insincerity in return.

Needless to say, when you break a 17 year old girl’s heart, she remembers it forever. I thought I would have to carry this burden around with me throughout my teenage years…

I thought I’d never be able to trust any other guy wholeheartedly again. They say the first cut is the deepest… damn right!!!

If not for Sam, I honestly don’t know how long it would’ve taken for me to heal from my previous ordeal. Life at that time was all about crying myself to sleep every night and day, wondering why the hell did I even get myself into this mess at such a young age and cursing the people who made me so miserable.. Even though I was shattered into a million pieces, Sam slowly and painstakingly put the pieces back together, one by one…

Slowly, that wide gaping hole inside my heart was being filled again.

At first I was so scared that I’d get hurt and used again, but Sam proved himself to be one of the most sincere and hardworking person you’d ever meet. When I broke up with my ex, my mum and friends always comforted me by saying that I’d find somebody better but I never really believed them. I WAS determined to find somebody better, but deep down inside, I was highly skeptical too.

It’s not just about finding somebody better looking, richer, smarter, sweeter, or “better”... You gotta have special feelings about that special someone too, y’know? You gotta have chemistry that sparks like fireworks, and it’s so hard to find somebody like that.

But I found such a person online. I’m not a spiritual / superstitious / horoscope kinda person.. but it’s kinda hard to not believe in fate when things like that happen to yourself.

WHAT ARE THE FUCKING ODDS?

If you ever met Sam, you’d know how different he is from all the other guys out there. He cooks and brings breakfast to me in bed, he puts me before everything else – family, work, friends, money, everything…

He runs from one end of the cab to the other just so he can open the door for me to get out, he always buys me flowers and doesn’t think they’re a waste of money, he thinks money is only but superficial value to buy superficial things, he thinks I’m beautiful just the way I am and has never ONCE asked me to change myself for him, he pretty much wants to spend every waking moment with me, he gives me the better part of the meal when we eat, he buys me presents even when there’s no special occasion just cuz I’m “special” to him, he doesn’t watch porn, he’s not into sports or fast cars or other hot chicks, he holds biomedical degree from a respected university, he works damn hard and earns good money for himself, he kisses me good morning and good night every single day when I wake up and go to sleep, he never complains about doing things I like to do (shopping, watching chick flicks, waiting around for me to do my manicures, etc)..

I COULD GO ON FOREVER!

Of course he’s not exactly perfect either, he has his #failmoments too LOL but that’s not today’s focus point. Let’s just gush about his awesome side.

Once upon a time, we were nothing more than online friends playing a zombie blasting game called Left 4 Dead together..

Then for god knows what reason, we suddenly decided we really liked each other and before we could figure out what the hell was going on, he was on a plane on his way to Singapore..

Give us a few weeks together, and we turned into INSEPARABLE soul mates.

We haven’t looked back since ♥

We’ve had the most amazing memories that I would never have dreamt of having.

And even if, somewhere somehow someday, all of this abruptly comes to an end… everything would’ve still been more than worth it because I’ve had the experience of a lifetime.

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2) Discovered just how much I really love killer whales and started obsessing over them!!!


It’s hard to explain to people why I love orcas so much.

Not because I can’t phrase my feelings into words properly, it’s cuz people just don’t get it. They’re not passionate about them the way I am. When I die, if I don’t get to come back as a human I DEFINITELY want to come back as a killer whale. There is no other better animal to be.. Apex predator FTW!

I can see confusion in their eyes when I see a picture of a killer whale somewhere and I start squealing and pointing at it with shiny eyes like a little girl. I was never an animal person so this love for orcas kinda popped out of nowhere. My new found fascination with the ocean has a big part to play!! Everything down there is so wondrous and mysterious.

This obsession first started when I found out I was going to Disney World in Florida. I freaked out big time and doing my research on all the other theme parks I wanted to visit, and I listed Sea World as one of my “must-do” things in Orlando. Then I remembered all the previous times I’d been to Sea World with my dad, and I started googling and reading up on orcas online and immediately fell in love with them all over again!!!!

If you’ve ever been to Sea World, you’ll know how it feels watching their killer whale shows.

You CANNOT not fall in love with the orcas….

They hunt for meals in packs together, like wolves – and even if the meal is small or if the other orca is completely capable if hunting another prey by itself, they still share everything, all the time! They stick by their families their ENTIRE LIVES, never once leaving their side… They only have 1 mate for their whole lives too. Orca pods (orca families) are matriarchal, which means they are female dominant… The ladies lead and make the decisions. Hu-rrah!!

What else????

They’re a mindblowing combination of being intelligent, deadly, adorable, faithful, playful, hostile, magnificent, graceful, mysterious and emotional at the same time! If you love animals, if you love the sea, if you like learning new things or if you’re simply curious – I strongly urge everybody to watch a few short killer whale documentaries on Youtube!!!

You’ll be fascinated to no end.

Oh and we can’t forget THIS very special moment too!!!

Definitely in my top 5 favourite moments of my entire LIFE.


Squeeeeeeeee!!!!!! I wanna hug them so bad.

My ultimate dream is to befriend a wild killer whale and / or to swim with them.. Pray for me that some day soon, my dream will come true :)

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3) Bought myself my first pet ever!!!

For those of you who don’t already know her, say hello to hunnybuns!!!!!

Actually it’s not really my first pet since my primary school friend gave me a few hamsters once before. But I stored them in a shoe box and fed them leftover jelly from my lunch (which they puked out and I was so confused because, who doesn’t like jelly?) because I didn’t have the resources or money for anything else (I was 8 years old) and I accidentally almost stepped on one of them so I freaked out and gave them back to my friend. Poor hammies T_T

I bought this little fella here on impulse (obviously lol) and I don’t blog about her very much because she’s not very friendly and doesn’t like to be touched, so I tend to leave her alone most of the time. I can’t even hold her without her running away and squeaking like mad, let alone take pictures of her.

Hunnybuns isn’t like your usual hammie… She’s not friendly, and she’s not greedy either. But neither is she fierce. She doesn’t EVER bite, even when she’s terrified or pissed, but she doesn’t ever wanna go near any human hand even if you have super yummy hamster food to tempt her with. She’s just like this scared little thing all the time even though I don’t even try to touch her anymore after finding out she hates that and she’ll snatch food from my hand and run away with it.

I can’t figure this bitch out…. I wonder why after so damn long she still hasn’t warmed up to me. I guess that’s just her personality – unfriendly and hostile!!

I sit by her cage for hours, I let her get used to my scent, I’m gentle and not rough with her, I try to coax her with lots of treats… yada yada…

It’s very annoying when other people who have hamsters think they’re hamster experts and start giving me lame advice like, “You have to hold her more / give her treats / *insert other lame advice here*”

I’ve done everything I could already. People tend to forget that pets have different personalities, and some pets just AREN’T lovable… Hamsters are quite stupid so they’re not like cats and dogs, which are a lot easier to build relationships and bonds with because they understand the concept of having a “master” and they know loyalty / love / affection / attention.

When I held her for the first time at the pet store (to make sure she was friendly) she gave me the CUTEST hamster smile ever… That little scrunched up face was worth a million dollars so I bought her immediately but she did a 360 personality change when we got home wtf! What a con man.

Nonetheless, she still has a special place in my heart (being my first pet) and even though she hates me, I still take good care of her and feed her tons of yummy food all the time.. Every time I cook, she gets a little bit, and she gets cheese, fresh veggies, muffins, and nuts often!

Digressing a bit… I’m really looking forward to getting a puppy!!!

This time I won’t get it on impulse I swear!! I know that dogs are very different from hamsters, but that’s precisely why I believe it will work out. Sam promised me a puppy if I go to live with him in Melbourne… *fingers crossed*

He also promised that he’ll be the one to clean the puppy shit all the time haha! And I promised to be the main chef of the house, faithfully waiting for him at home with yummy meals, expecting his arrival from work.


Sounds good to me.

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4) Learned how to bake and cook, they’re my new favourite hobbies now!!!

I don’t take pics of it, but I’m cooking a lotttt nowadays!

This is actually pretty surprising because I’ve never imagined myself to be a “homely” sort of person, but I guess it’s time to face up to reality… I’m a “homely” person through and through! I love staying in on friday nights and cuddling up to hot chocolate and DVDs, I enjoy baking and cooking (often) for the people around me, and… what else is homely ah?

I’m excited to have my own house next time because I wanna decorate and paint it myself and plant my own flowers in my garden and all those other fun stuff!!!!!

A few months ago, I didn’t even know how to use a microwave (yes I was that stupid lol) but now I can whip up awesome food in an instant! It’s really fucking amazing because I never thought I could ever COOK without burning it or having it taste horrible.. let alone be a good cook! And it’s not just self-praise because I have real testimonials from unbiased people ok. I love cooking with my own imagination, so I usually use basic recipes as a guideline and from them I alter it to whatever I think may taste better… Usually turns out nicer!

There’s something very comforting about the smell of freshly baked muffins in the house
.. and something calming about chopping up mushrooms and watching them sautee in butter… Ok now I just sound crazy lol.

But yeah, I love cooking because it’s fun and I love good food so it’s great if I can cook it myself and I love baking because it allows my creativity to run wild!!!

Baking the cake is one thing, but decorating it is really the fun part… I wanna bake another rainbow cake soon! I don’t bake as often as I cook, because my family aren’t very big on desserts (I wish they were so I could bake goodies more often) and I’m dying for a friend’s birthday to come soon so I can bake something nice for them. If somebody needs customized cakes / cupcakes for a special occasion, let me know!!!

I’ll do it for free simply because I love doing it. You’ll have to pay for the ingredients, that’s all ^___^

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5) Signed a contract with Nuffnang and became their so-called “talent”!!!

(for the clueless people, nuffnang is a blog advertising community)

What this means is that Nuffnang now represents my blog (like my agent) and I felt so adult-ish when I was reading through the official contract!!!! Me, singing a business contract at the age of 17 (at that time) because of my BLOG?!

For a long time I’ve only thought about my blog as a ranting platform, not as a mean to make an impact on other people or to earn some side money from…

Signing that contract was the turning point when I realized how seriously some people take blogging and how much I take it for granted sometimes! If I put in more effort, this could be something so much more if I wanted it to be..

When I first started out blogging, it wasn’t even to share my opinions because I didn’t even think anybody would read my blog, LOL it was more of like an online diary because writing is old fashioned and tiring and I liked the idea of being to combine digital photos and my thoughts into one space, so I started blogging.

So thanks to Nuffnang, I’ve had the opportunity to write for quite a few big labels,

anything from Dell (laptops) to Nokia (mobile phones) to Disney Pictures (promoting their movies) and Laurier (sanitary pad) and moreeeee!!

I know that I’m just a small fry in the blogging industry, but considering my age and as a personal achievement (without ever trying to market myself as a professional or full-time blogger), I’d like to think of myself as quite successful.

Sure I don’t have as many hits or followers as I’d like to have, but being a top blogger has never been my motive or dream (being a famous singer like lady gaga is wtf)

So yes!! I guess this whole thing kinda comes as a surprise, but a pleasant one at that. Blogging has opened up a lot of doors in my life for me. Sometimes I just wish I’d be more hardworking and seize the opportunities! But I spend too much time procrastinating, cooking and playing Left 4 Dead wtf.

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6) Bought myself a DSLR and took up photography!!!

Some of my favourite flower shots… You like? ^.^

Haven’t took that many (all of these were taken during my trip to Australia, but during their WINTER so most flowers were dead.. otherwise woulda taken more)

I’ve always wanted a DSLR, but was put off the idea for some time because I was daunted by the hefty price tag and how complicated the whole concept is… I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to cope.

After looking at low-quality photos on my blog for far too long, I decided enough was enough and I finally bought myself a Canon Eos 550d!!!!!

BEST BUY EVER,
along with my iphone.. Except that was given to me by my mum lol.

This must be one of the best and most gratifying hobbies out there!

Photography brings me so much joy, I love capturing memories and looking at well-taken photographs makes me all warm inside!!! Memories are forever, why would you wanna ruin them with some crappy camera? Sorry if I sound too conceited and high and mighty but after using a DSLR I am NEVER going back to PnS (compact cameras)

DSLRS allow for so much more potential and creativity.. it makes a world of difference!! For about twice the price more, you get instant infinite satisfaction. I am in no way claiming to be a pro photographer, in fact I have so much more to learn and more lenses to buy but that’s not the point.

The whole point of photography is being able to find beauty in things that other people find insignificant or boring, being able to bring out that beauty successfully in an otherwise plain situation is such an achievement!

It’s allowing the world to see things through your own eyes…. The littlest things matter, and usually the most simplistic subjects make the best photographic subjects.

Anyone can be a good photographer, if only they would try to look at the world with their heart and a new imaginative perspective instead of just their eyes :)

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7) Changed my hairstyles a few times

Top left pic is my hair’s natural black colour. Top right pic is some copper light brown I dyed. Had to bleach my hair for this colour.. poor locks!!!

Bottom left pic’s hair colour was achieved by using Liese Bubble Hair Dye over my colour in top right’s pic, and bottom right’s pic is the hair I have now.

Unfortunately, I’m not very daring when it comes to experimenting with hairstyles, so the changes aren’t very significant! I guess cutting it short and dyeing it a really light brown is about as drastic as I’d get.

I can only imagine how awful loud hair colours would look on me…. Frankly I’m terribly bored of my own hair.


Does anyone have any suggestions on how to jazz up my hairstyle?!?

I can’t stand having the same hairstyle for too long.. Already quite bored of my hair now. I would go for a pixie crop of some sort, but then I’d look like a boy!!! I always thought only skinny people could pull off that hair. And super long hair is also quite boring + super high maintenance, needs a lot of time spent on it to look good.

I’m thinking of perming my hair.. yes or no? Hmmm

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8) Fell out with my dad… and slowly patching things up with him again

Ok so people who have been following my blog for awhile would know about this heartfelt entry I posted entitled “Never Good Enough” a few months back, and that’s one of the few times I’ve ever talked about my dad.

I don’t talk about him much simply because he isn’t ever around, and I got really pissed off with him at one point so I wrote the entry to voice out my feelings that I’ve been dying to let go for so long. I almost never talk about family issues with people because it’s just so heartbreaking, I prefer focusing on lighthearted stuff but sometimes things are too major to ignore.

After that incident, I didn’t talk to my dad for a good few months… and I thought I’d never talk to him again, until he started casually SMS-ing me again. “How are you? How’s your studies coming along?” just things like that.

For a moment I thought perhaps he’d come to his senses and realized that not everyone lives by the rules he set for himself, but meeting him recently once again assured me that we are way too different to ever truly get along.

We may be father and daughter but our personalities show that we never spent enough time together to even be remotely alike.

I’m glad though, that I am who I am. I love my way of living life, and I’m not going to give up what I have right now.


Freedom and happiness…
it’s what some people fight for their whole lives and still don’t get. But I have it now.

So I’m sure as hell not giving it up.

I’m not sure if we’ll ever have a normal relationship or be able to see eye-to-eye. But this falling out with my dad has forced me to realize that parents won’t always be there to support your every move. Sometimes they’ll be the ones who are dragging you down. It pisses me off to see parents expecting their children to live lives that THEY never fulfilled themselves when they were younger.

You may be the parent of your child, but they’re not a “Mini-You” so don’t expect them to want the same things you do and force your values upon them. If parents truly cared about their kids, they would acknowledge that kids need encouragement way more than the endless reprimanding. This taught me to be even more independent and make decisions on my own.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been making all the decisions by myself.

Which school to go to, which course to take, which boyfriend to date, what I’m going to wear, what I’m going to do when I grow up, how I’m going to live my life.. etc

Every decision has shaped me into the person I’ve become today, so I don’t regret any of them at all. People say everything happens for a reason..

In my case, things happened because I chose for them to. The things that I have control over, at least.

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9) Swam at Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool in the middle of Singapore city!!!


Ok so I can’t get over how cool this pool is.

You’re probably bored of hearing it by now, BUT I ♥ MBS and the pool is just sooo amazing how it’s so high up (57 floors) and it feels like you’re swimming in a skyscraper… Wait, I WAS!!

This is the tallest longest infinity pool in the WORLD, and I’m pretty damn sure the only one if its kind!

I’m used to lush greenery surrounding swimming pools, but it’s such a refreshing change to be in the heart of the city for once. At night the view is just spectacular.

I am utterly convinced that this is the BEST pool in the world…. Where else can you swim while hearing the roars of Formula One cars zooming past and having the twinkling city skyline as your backdrop?

Love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe it’s so readily accessible too.. Honestly I’d travel overseas just to take a swim in this pool if it were located in another country. But all I have to do is poke my mum for a free stay and take a 30 mins cab ride to the city. Win!! You have to be there yourself to experience the thrills :)

I’ve shown this to my friends overseas and they’re like “OMG WTF?? COOL POOL? You have this in Singapore?! Omfg mad!!!!! What the hell? Is it on top of a skyscraper? That looks so cool and scary at the same time ahHhhHHh *hyperventilates*”

To which I would reply, “Yeah, it’s pretty awesome.”

And feeling very cool about myself afterwards HAHAHA

Aren’t you Singaporeans proud of having MBS? I’m hardly proud of anything local but this is AWESOME. It’s created such a hype around SG! So many tourists are raving about it and Resort World Sentosa.

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10) Took a magical trip to Disney World!!!


I AM A DISNEY PRINCESS!!
*flips non-existent long blonde hair*

I grew up watching The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas and Beauty & The Beast ON REPEAT.

Like seriously I know the lines to every song in the movies (so does Sam haha WTF he’s a princess too) and I love Disney classics so much because they make me a happier person!!!

Happy cartoons = happy people. It’s true. People who don’t like cartoons are usually miserable poopyfaces who have absolutely no sense of humour and cannot channel their inner childish self to appreciate simple cartoons…. …. ..true statistics pulled out my arse.


My parents took me and my brother to Orlando’s Disney World once,

that was when I was like 6? But I remember it being so stupidly fun! My dad then took me to Disneyland in California and that was even more fun because this time I was actually big enough to go on all the roller coasters and shit. One of the best times in my life… Disney land is every kid’s fantasy!!! :’)

It’s the happiest place in the world… Where every freakin’ day is filled with princesses and magical castles and mythical creatures and mermaids and cute cartoons and prince charmings and turkey legs and churros and overpriced burgers and people lining up for a picture with Cinderella!!!!

At the start of our relationship, I kept telling Sam how Disneyland / world makes EVERYONE happy and excited and how much I wished to go back there again because I had so much fun and it means so much to me yadayadaaa…

To my utmost surprise he said, I PROMISE I’ll take you there” and 2 months later, we were halfway across the world in Orlando, Florida, America!! Wtf right. Our relationship really does progress quite fast. At the time we were only together for like 2 months + or something but he already made a veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy expensive investment and brought me on the holiday of my life.

TY baby you are the bestest!!!

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11) Toured the rest of Orlando – theme parks, beaches, and other attractions!!!

Besides visiting Sea World (one of my favourite places in the world), Universal Studios, Adventure Island, Animal Kingdom, Aquatica, etc (and all the other major theme parks)….

We also visited this beautiful beach called Clearwater beach, about 3 hours from Orlando’s city!!! Even though we couldn’t swim because it was freezing cold winter, we had awesome fun dining at their beachside seafood restaurants (Crabby Bills I think it was called) which served AMAZING seafood at very affordable prices in huge portions!!!

We got ourselves a little cabana and spent the day lying down on the sand, looking into each others eyes and falling asleep to the sound of childrens laughter and the gentle breezes and waves of the sea! ♥

I wish our Singaporean dollar wasn’t so weak… It’s hard when I travel to Western countries where their currency is soooooo much stronger which makes EVERYTHING so much more expensive, unnecessarily! And when they come to our country it’s like they are rich for no reason. Why oh why!

The woes of a young girl who wants to travel across the world…

This is one main reason why I wanna quickly get out of Singapore and study / work overseas. I want to get as much exposure as possible! See the world! Live life!!!!

Actually I’m not quite as pissed about the weak Singapore dollar as I am about the fact that Singapore itself is so small and boring. If Singapore was bigger or more beautiful / interesting, I’d spend touring this place instead of having to travel so often so I won’t become bored outta my brains!!! I envy Australians because Australia itself is effing massive and the country is immensely beautiful..

Landscape is stunning, people are friendly, easy access to all tourist sites, endless amount of activities to do, not so far from other asian countries if you want a change of culture, currency is quite strong…

I’m sure other faraway countries are beautiful too… like erm… Europe? But that’s too far away that I know NOTHING about the place (except that it is romantic, beautiful and expensive and has good food) so I guess I don’t have very much to say about it. I will rave about it when I do get the chance to go there!

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12) Interviewing a firefighter and getting a tour around Central Fire Station!!!

I thought it was a very novel experience getting upclose with a firefighter and having him tell me about his job.


I have great admiration for these people…
Along with on-site paramedics, marines, soldiers in the army, air force, and everyone else great!!!

It’s these people who risk all they have to protect what WE have. People like you and me.. Seriously, what would we do without firefighters and other selfless people? Can you imagine if there was a fire burning your house down and there was NOBODY to phone help for? Nobody brave enough to run into that house going up in flames to pull out your scared child that’s still trapped in there.

These things don’t only happen in blockbuster movies, they are real situations and very real people we’re talking about here…

I was honoured to be given a VIP tour around Singapore’s oldest Fire Station (Central Fire station). They showed me how to operate their equipment (dunno why they’d do that but lol ok) and other cool stuff like how they slide down the famous metal pole in times of emergency and I also had the privilege speaking a few paramedics and firefighters and *insert other high rank here.. sorry don’t know much about the official titles* and one of them told me a very heartwarming story of when there was an earthquake crisis overseas and they went over voluntarily (no pay!) to help and there was dead bodies lying around everywhere and the place they were trying to provide aid for was dangerous and unhygienic and everything but they still stayed on to ease the suffering of the victims and how they saved their lives…

It was so touching :’)

It’s not everyday you get to hear a story like that from a real hero!!!

*respect*

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13) Went on a hot air balloon, parasailing and a helicopter ride!!!

I’ve always seen these three things in movies and I’ve been DYING to try em out!

So I did. Yay!!!

Anything that’s got to do with “flying” gets me all excited because I love that feeling of weightlessness. It’s like I AM SUPERMAN HEHE LOOK AT ME!!

All three are equally thrilling, although the one that really gets your adrenaline pumping is parasailing. You are literally dangling over NOTHING, it feels like you’re flying… And it goes waaaaay higher than I thought!

Now, I’m really itching to try out bungee jumping and sky diving. But Sam has been scaring me with all these horror stories about bungee / sky diving gone wrong and people dying and whatever…. makes me scared because I’m chicken shit when it comes to these things :(

I’m not actually scared of the activity itself, but the MENTAL part shits me. Just knowing there’s room for error sends me into a fit of panic…

Even though I ♥ roller coasters and make it a point to ride every single one in the theme park, without fail I’d mumble a little quick prayer before we get on even though I’m not even religious… I’m not really asking for god’s blessing, it’s just to comfort myself LOL.

And if I hear a tiny squeak from the metal railings or something, I think, “SHIT am I goin to fall off this thing and die?! Wtf nooo!!!”

I sincerely regret watching Final Destination because I swear that fucking movie makes me paranoid of EVERYTHING. The people die in the most random way in that show… And they make it seem so innocent and natural that I’m terrified it’ll happen to me too.

The show’s concept is really fucked up. It’s like even if you carefully avoid death, it still persists in finding its way to you. I do not like that idea at all FML. I’d like to think that if I survived a potentially fatal car crash, it’s because I am too pretty to die (jk.. the word is lucky) and I’d proceed to live on a long and happy fulfilling life and become a grandmother and eventually die healthy and 100 years old in my bed.. not spend the next few days trying to avoid death altogether again wtf?!

…..Ok, scary shit aside, I’ve actually done INDOOR sky diving before!

You don’t dive out of a plane of course, but they put you in the same suit they use as real skydiving and you enter this facility where winds at speeds of hundreds of kilometers per hour are coming out of the ground from below you and the air force is pretty much exactly the same thing you get when you jump out of a plane at few thousand feet above the ground, so you are suspended in air, just like the real activity!!!

It’s awesomely fun and surprisingly very easy to manage.. Although the winds can be a bit strong, it’s the closest feeling to flying you’ll ever get! The best part about indoor sky diving is that you don’t only FALL,

you can actually gain height and perform stunts as well.

Check this video out!!! Omg makes me wanna do it again.. so fun!

Depending on how you contour your body, you can manipulate it to escalate through the air and you can fly up and down like Superman!!

The scariest part is actually jumping INTO that tunnel.. They say you’re meant to jump in with your hands in the air and your back arched, so you may be lifted up into the air by the strong windy force coming from the ground and you pretty much hold your breath, take a leap of faith and JUMP and expect yourself to fall but instead you glide effortlessly into the air and you go like, WTF?? Awesome!!!”

As far as I know, very few places in the world offer indoor skydiving.. but lucky for Singaporeans, the nearest one is super near! I did indoor sky diving at Genting Highlands, which is like an 8 hour coach ride away… It doesn’t cost you a lot to do this activity either.

You can’t miss this experience.. it’s neither dangerous nor scary, it’s just stupidly cool.

Now that I’m so riled up about indoor skydiving, the next time Sam comes to Singapore, I’m gonna take him to Genting and take him indoor skydiving! OMG baby are you excited?? Hehe.

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14) Went up to the mountains and frolicked in real snow for the first time ever!!!

I haven’t got around to blogging about this yet, BUT I WENT TO THE SNOW!!!

Omgggggggggg.

For the longest time I’ve been wanting to toboggan down snowy hills and make snow angels and taste snowflakes and build snowmen and go snowmobiling and take snow lifts and look at pure white snowy mountains and I FINALLY DID IT.

It was so sureal because I’ve seen snow in real life before, once in Las Vegas where we had flurries (super rare event!!) and another time in Chicago, but that’s different because you get a little bit of snow only – you’re not up in the mountains, no skis and snowboards, etc..

I actually plucked up some courage and tried my hand (or in this case, feet) at snowboarding.

What a mistake… I FAILED.

Snowboarding is an extreme sport and I can’t even ride a bicycle, wtf was I thinking trying to ride steep, snowy, slippery, freezing mountains on a stupid board???

Nonetheless it was an incredible experience and I’m so looking forward to going to the snow again! (even though it was mind-numbingly cold. i don’t get cold very easily, but this was so bad it gave me a bad fever and terrible muscle aches after we came down from the mountains)

I felt like such a kid when I was there… I was in awe of how pretty everything was!! I had a lot of fun jumping into super thick piles of snow everywhere – it’s like marshmallow but the shaved ice version!! The texture’s kinda like cotton candy.

SO FLUFFY AND WHITE!! ^.^

I didn’t realize how dangerous the snow was though.

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to walk around without good snow shoes, otherwise you’d be slipping and tripping all over the place. It’s also impossible to drive properly in the snow…

It oversnowed while we were there and absolutely no vehicles were allowed, even with chains on the wheels, except the special snowmobiles made for super thick snow! Large amounts of snow kept falling from rooftops at random intervals and scared the fuck outta everyone.

I soon understood that the snow up in the mountains is vastly different from the kind of snow I’d imagine to wake up to on Christmas morning…

When you’re up in the alps, the conditions are extremely harsh.. Strong winds, steep hills, disgusting temperatures o_x

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15) Traveled to Perth and explored other parts of Western Australia!!!

My most recent holiday… Yet it feels like so long ago!!

I’m a big fan of Australia, and I love how it’s so close to home… It’s a white country and all but it’s so multi cultural and the people are fantastic.

It feels like home away from home.

Whereas in America it’s a lot more hostile and racism is a bigger issue because many people there haven’t been exposed to as many races and cultures… Everyone says “Americans only know about America” and I hate to admit it but there is some truth to that statement! Not every American is ignorant about things outside of the states but many have never ever ever ever left their own state, let alone travel to other countries!

Ok why am I talking bout America…

Back to my point on Australia!!!

This trip was really fun because it was the first trip me and Sam’s taken that we could drive around in a rented car,
which was super convenient and saved us quite a bit on transportation… The freedom of being able to do anything and go anywhere you want, anytime, especially in a foreign country is sooooo good.

We took road trips and saw Albany, passed by a lot of small towns and Rockingham, etc :)

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16) Took a plane flight on my own for the very first time!!!

It may not seem like such a big deal but it is to me.

It screams I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E!!!

Embarking on a journey thousands of miles up in the air, traveling across oceans and countries and going away to a foreign land all by yourself…. Doesn’t that sound scary?

I’m afraid of plane flights and think the entire experience is utterly awful and once vowed to never travel alone (the flights get so lonely! luckily mine was for only 8 hours)

It’s so tiresome and boring with transits and waiting for check in and departure and whatever..

The fact that my mum even LET me travel alone to another country is a wonder of its own.

My mum is the kind of mother who would call me at 7pm and ask me to come home soon (even though I’m 18 and don’t come home till like midnight or something) or she will be like, “when you take taxi at night, be careful of weird taxi drivers ah!!!”

Or when I tell her I’m going to the beach, she’s like “be careful when you’re swimming..” like as if I’m gonna drown or something. Basically she’s very protective and worries a lot, so I was very surprised when she didn’t object to me flying alone!

Her baby girl is all grown up now and she trusts her enough to let her go… awww :’)


Don’t I feel adult-ish!!!

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17) Traveled to Melbourne and drove down the Great Ocean Road!!!

This is one of the few, FEW pics I have in Melbourne itself.

Most of the time we were out on road trips and whatever so we didn’t go to the city very much…

It was my first time in Melbourne! (or in the state of Victoria) I’ve heard wonderful things about this place but was kinda disappointed when I did get here. I don’t see what’s the big hooha about?

It’s like Perth, but less scenic, more rushed and looks a little depressing actually… They have a lot of old buildings, that’s apparently supposed to be Victorian but it wasn’t the elegant, vintage Victorian look it was the old, “this needs to be renovated” Victorian look o.O

The food wasn’t that amazing either. I wouldn’t even be this disappointed if I hadn’t heard so many raves from other people!!!! Lies!
The food is just as good or even better anywhere else.

We checked out the Titanic exhibition in the Melbourne Museum and I liked that at least. Very interesting and they had a lot of cool things on display…

I really hope that I’ve misjudged Melbourne and that it’s actually more interesting than this!


The Great Ocean Road!!!!

Scenic indeed.. Long ass drive, but it was worth it. Saw the Twelve Apostles (from the air!) and strolled along various sandy beaches…

Realized what a joy driving in the country side is. Not many other cars, no traffic lights, just a really peaceful and quiet drive amongst green hills and hundreds of sheep and cows and horses and lush greenery and even more hills and the blue skies and fluffy white clouds!

Road trips are so much fun and very affordable too!

They may be short but they’re still a hell of an experience.

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And that my friends, is a brief recap of my 17th year of life!!!

Would’ve listed more things, but I guess these would be the most entertaining to read about…. for now.

Compared to the other 16 years of my life, I’d say year 17 was rather eventful. I grew up A LOT during this year… Experienced many things I didn’t think I would until many years later. Time really flies… Take this from a 18 year old who didn’t know where the hell her 17 went.

I suppose a lot of it went to sitting around at home waiting for Sam to come to Singapore… Being in a long distance relationship changes you. It made me really boring and not feel like doing anything when he’s not around! Honestly 99% of my time is spent moping around at home nowadays. Really wish I didn’t have to feel this way but not much I can do about it now.

Could’ve done so much more with a normal relationship ZZZ!! Samuel Aaron McArthur are you reading this?! Can you please fix this shitty situation like now?

Now that’s all said and done:

Can’t wait to read what I have to say next year - “18 things I did when I was 18″!

xoxo,
Jess

Our 1 year anniversary + his birthday celebration!!!

This is gonna be a HUGE post.

Since updates have been relatively slow on my blog, I figured it would only be fair to flood you guys with happy awesome pictures now. I’ve been incredibly busy recently..

Sam was in Singapore again a couple of days ago, although he only stayed for a short while, it was still a very significant trip because we celebrated our 1 year anniversary AND his belated birthday!!!!

His birthday is actually on the 9th of August (yup, on National Day!) but due to work restrictions, he could only come down on the 13th..

Which is fine, since our anniversary is on the 13 and 14th!

How it works is that the first time we ever saw each other was on August 13 midnight in 2009.. but we couldn’t decide on whether to have our official anniversary date on the 13th or 14th so we ended up having the best of both worlds.. or in this case, best of both dates.

Anyways, I should best get started on this blog post as it will take FOREVER to finish (editing and uploading the pics alone took more than 6 hours) so


HERE WE GOOOOOOO!

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Weee happy 24th birthday baby!!!

I made him a green dinosaur cake, as he requested, but my god.. making a 3d dinosaur cake is a lot harder than you think. It was so huge that I ran out of icing and couldn’t frost the damn thing properly!

I took forever to make it though, like 4 hours + to make AND decorate it…

At least it put a huge smile on his face when he saw it! It’s all about the thought and effort, …..right? *kids self*

That’s the back of the dinosaur you’re looking at, btw, I made him a head but it’s too fugly so you can stare at its green butt instead.

Oh and doesn’t my boy look supa flash in his shiny blazer??

The moment he stepped into my house after landing in Singapore, I “surprised” him with the cake and after having a few slices of it, we packed our stuff and scooted off to…..

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Marina Bay Sands!!!!

Thank you mummy for the complimentary rooms and also MBS for the extra night’s stay that they extended for us hehe.

I was there recently but I was blown away this time again.. you can never get bored of hotels like these!

Excited to spend the next 3 days in luxury!!

We stayed at a better room this time, we upgraded from the 20th+ floor (from my previous stay) to 40+ floor (recently) and the room is much more luxurious!

They have a super comfy king sized bed (which I couldn’t stop jumping up and down on cuz its so marshmallowy), pretty awesome views, bigger tv and of course my favourite HAS to be their MASSIVE BATH TUB!

This is their bathroom.. doesn’t look like very much like this, but it’s huugeee. Huge is an understatement – it’s probably bigger than my bedroom.

Their shower space is so fucking big, 10 people can fit in there, no lies. I’ve never seen a bigger shower area and I was like “Why do people need such a big space for showering? Mass orgy?”

But it was cool because I could dance and jump around while having a nice cold shower, takes my nightly bathroom concert routine to a higher level. (what, you guys don’t pretend you’re rockstars inside the shower?)

Weee sitting on the tub and taking random pics

Haven’t worn this Forever 21 halter top in years.. it’s awesome how some clothing never go out of style!

Lol camwhore fail, strap in the way!

Inside the massive tub which I’ve had the immense pleasure of taking daily hot bubble baths in!!!!

I wish my house had a bath tub… we have this stupid walk in shower area that looks like a square bath tub that’s absolutely redundant. My future house MUST have a tub!

I mean how awesome is soaking in hot soapy water that smells like awesome soap while being covered in foamy bubbles? Such a simple, underrated pleasure!

Sam being… …………… charming.. lol.

And that’s my 1 year anniversary bouquet, woopie!!! It is SO gorgeous ♥

Sam being “charming” again hahaha we were pretty delirious by then (it was 3am), we both had a long day beforehand (up for more than 24 hours) but we didn’t go to sleep till like 10am.


Love white fluffy pillows!!!
Why do some people like to sleep on supposedly “high quality” pillows that are super hard?

I like my bed to be massive and incredibly marshmallowy!

Big squishy blanket and springy mattress and fluffy pillows everywhere! Plus a bolster of course. CANNOT live without my bolster... horrified whenever I go to hotels and there’s nothing to hug at night (except my bf lol)

Trying to rival Sam’s “act chio” shots!!


OMG I just realized I forgot to tell you all I had a new haircut!!!!

Well obviously you’ve figured that out by now after looking at my pictures.

I cut it pretty short, above my shoulders... I wanted to go a little shorter still but Sam said it’d be a bad idea since I would have almost nothing left by then, and would be limited to very few hairstyles to experiment with.

Do you like it??? …I LOVE IT!

It’s so much lighter and neater now, and the best part is that it’s hassle free. NO MORE TANGLES.

I used to get the WORST tangles that would make the back of my head look like a psycho squirrel jumped onto my head, took a shit there, had several fits before finally burrowing itself inside the mess and died there.

Now it hardly requires any styling at all, just a little bit of curling inside at the ends (love that look!) and maybe some hairspray or wax here and there.

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Anyway on to more GOOD STUFF…

PRESENTS EXCHANGING TIME!!!! ♥

Would you look at what my baby made for me!!!!! ♥

It’s a sculpture of us made from scratch, entirely by him! I asked him what’s the meaning behind all this and he said it represents that he’ll always be my knight in shining armour, always here to catch me if I should ever fall and pushing me higher than ever!!

MAD LOVE!!!!

When I first saw it, I was kinda surprised by it because it IS a little random but it is SO genuine and heartfelt nonetheless it makes my heart melt :’)

There are cracks here and there coz it’s quite fragile and the transportation + plane flight from Melbourne to Singapore wasn’t very forgiving @_@

My pink glittery dress!! Hehe

His sword and shield.. haha haters beware!!!!

Close up of his detailed work!!!! You can tell he spent so much effort on this!

I think he purposely made my ass huge LOL. And we are faceless!!! I guess faces are a little hard to do and would take the simplicity away from what it is currently.

Last pic of it!!

You are the sweetest babyyyyy ♥ TY TY TY!

My other anniversary present!!! ^_______________^

*blows kisses*

Now, you might remember him giving me this other Chanel necklace not too long ago for Valentine’s Day, which is extremely lovely and everything but it wasn’t really what I wanted!

He knew I always wanted a Chanel necklace but could never see the logic in buying anything branded for myself (would rather spend the money on food, holidays, etc.. plus it’s more fun when other people get it for you hehe)

So he bought one for me, which is super sweet and all BUT it was a limited edition piece that was gold and pink specifically designed for Valentine’s Day – it wasn’t the classic silver one with diamonds that I wanted!!!

So I haven’t been wearing it very much (I don’t wear much jewelry in general) and he was determined in getting me a piece that I’d absolutely adore to death and wear super often so he got me this one instead this time.

I love both very much but this one just suits me so much more! ♥ ♥ ♥

Sam’s version of a Chanel necklace.

LOL jk but I got him this necklace because he said he’d always wanted a cross necklace but never dared to get one as he’s not a religious person but I told him not to be silly because you don’t have to be christian to wear a cross!

It’s just a fashion accessory.. but knowing he wouldn’t get one for himself, I got one for him anyway hehe.

His other present… a TRANSFORMERS belt!!!

This was by far his favourite present (I got him a total of 5!)

The instant he opened the box and saw it, his whole face lit up and he jumped around and ran to my brother and said, “LOOK, JEREMY!! I’M AN AUTOBOT NOW!!!!”

Hahaha he is suchhhh a geek! :)

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After the exchanging of presents and mindless chatter, it was time for the relaxing stuff that hotel rooms are perfect for…

Massages!!! He gives the BEST foot massages ♥

And…

Facials!! HEHEHE.

He looks so silly with different coloured masks on!! The black one is meant for your whole face, while the white one is specifically for the nose area, meant to remove blackheads..

Both are from DAISO, only 2 bucks for a big tube that’s reuseable many times. What a great buy!!!


BOO!

At first I was very skeptical about buying a $2 product to apply on my face, but this mask works like a charm… My T zone is a lot less oily after using it and my entire face feels much smoother and also looks brighter / more radiant!!!

My only problem with it is the overly painful peeling off process… I usually just wash it off with a wet cloth and warm water in gentle, scrubbing motions once it’s 80% dry!

Hahahaha we look so ridiculous!!!

I love applying masks together with other people, because I like staring into their faces and trying our hardest NOT to crack up. The mask hardens up and when you start to laugh, you feel like your face is cracking.

Pretty painful but so fun lolol I always lose though, the more I try not to laugh, the more I do!

We went to sleep after painfully peeling off the masks…

Had the best sleep ♥ I always sleep like a baby in hotel rooms. Why is it that when I’m in my own room / bed, it takes me hours to finally drift off to sleep but it’s almost instant when I’m in a hotel?

Maybe it’s cuz I feel so distant from everything back at home and so I don’t have to worry about anything!

…Not that I usually have lots to worry about, but, y’know.

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Rise and Shine!!!

A brand new day and this morning, we’re going to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!

I was soooooo excited because I’m a big fan of Universal Studios in the States, I’m hoping the Singapore one will live up to its name.

Random pic of the mini bar / fridge in our hotel room… high tech and anal much!!!

In its defense, I’ve never seen a more stocked fridge o____o

Simple matching white outfits with jeans for the day!

Our only accessories = spanking new necklaces hehe ♥

Took some pics of my flowers - they’re so much prettier in the day time, with proper lighting!!!!

This has to be one of the most gorgeous rose bouquet I’ve ever seen :’)

So vibrant, colorful and beautiful! I just can’t help but smile and sigh happily every time I look at it.

It’s been almost a week and the flowers are still alive and quite healthy! I wonder if I can dry the entire bouquet… hmmm. I have loads of dried flowers already though, Sam gives me heaps of flowers and I try to dry every single one but I’m desperately running out of space in my tiny room!


This is what my hair colour is like under bright light!!!
MAJOR ♥ IT!

I actually requested for dark, reddish brown, but goodness knows why it turned out purplish reddish instead.

I’m not complaining though.. This colour and haircut is a huge breath of fresh air for me :)

I was so sick of my extremely long and obviously black roots + weird mixed brown ah lian ish hair

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Upon arriving at Universal Studios..

There was a huge sign that said “UNIVERSAL STUDIO TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT TODAY” and we were really disappointed… thankfully we didn’t give up hope (or actually maybe not so thankfully. find out more later on)

We approached the counter and asked when’s the next available date, and to our surprise, they said there’s some tickets still available for the day and they haven’t, in actual fact, completely sold.

I thought that was extremely misleading and I saw throngs of people arriving and then leaving the park disappointed, as they too had read the sign and thought it was sold out.

Nonetheless, we paid $280 for the both of us and got ourselves in. Major FML fucking expensive lah!!!!

We bought express tickets and apparently they charge WAY more on Sundays.

What bullshit… It’s only your soft opening, not all your rides are even opened, the main attractions are closed… so expensive for what?

*obviously very displeased with them.. but mainly for another reason*

Upon entering the park, I noticed the first difference between USF and USS…

TOO MANY ASIANS and it’s tooooo hot!

I don’t know how people can enjoy themselves in a theme park in SG’s weather. It’s like spontaneously microwaving yourself.. and we had the express tickets. I can’t imagine if we had to actually wait in line.

My favourite thing about themed theme parks has gotta be their attention to detail! Every last inch of each building is covered with amazing detail.

Sam and a giant popcorn truck!

You know a theme park has just newly opened when people are lining up just to take pictures with push carts -____-

Hollywood Walk Of Fame!!!

I happened to look down at my feet and saw a giant star… I wondered which celebrity it would give me and OF COURSE I chanced upon Audrey Hepburn!

*feels special*

Woody Woodpecker was the first mascot we saw!! I actually enjoy watching this cartoon quite a bit :)

Compare our picture taken with Woody in Universal Studios Florida here!

Beware of Angry Ogres!!

Despite how ugly Shrek is, his babies are actually cute!!! Well anything infant-ish and miniature is pretty cute :P

I love how gross, rude, ugly and different Shrek is. I love my classic Disney fairytales about princesses but Shrek is definitely an adult cartoon!

Plenty of mature jokes, while still appealing to young children.. What a successful film.

Breakfast at a nearby cafe called “Hollywood Celebrity Cafe” … or something.

They gave us $10 worth of dining vouchers to use, which I thought was pretty cool.

Another plus factor for USS is that their food is WAY cheaper than USF!! (BUT MAYBE FOR A VERY GOOD REASON… once again, find out later on)

Madagascar… it was tiny and the main attraction, an indoor roller coaster, wasn’t even open -_-

And neither was this restaurant we’re taking pics of. And neither was the Shrek “booth” to take photos with. Neither were all the food and souvenir stalls by the pathways. Fail.

I made Sam take a pic with this sign cuz I always thought he resembles a monkey. Particularly, an orang utan. Agreed??

Now this is probably one of the better parts of the theme park…

There’s a very enoyable “4D” Shrek interactive adventure, a mini roller coaster (which actually goes quite fast – I like it!), and a live musical performance!


The land of far, far away…

Apparently so far away that my camera cannot even focus it properly. LOL. I was using manual focus on a moving ride so I guess this ain’t such a bad pic afterall!!

Cute castle, but looks like nothing compared to the Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom. *biased*

Waiting in line to get into the 4D Shrek Adventure…

We didn’t actually have to wait in line but we did anyway, because what’s a theme park without a little waiting around?

People take pics, talk about random stuff, play games with each other and tell jokes while waiting for their go at attractions. It’s all part of the fun!

Look ma, express lane!!

Woohoo I LOVE Universal Studios for the fact that they sell Express tickets!! It may be more expensive but COMPLETELY worth it.

You save hours of your time and the experience is much more enjoyable. It’s only unnecessary if the park is empty… But you’ll have no such luck in USS since it’s brand new. Arriving early makes no difference, since we arrived at 10am and it was already packed.

Felt like a rockstar rebel whenever I see a long queue and I just happen to waltz in and right past people who’ve been waiting for over half an hour.

And it’s funny when they glare at me. I wish I could just say this to their faces:

“Yeah. It sucks to be you. I paid $120 more for this privilege, so either pay up, or quit staring at me like I don’t deserve to get on this ride before you.”

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Next up: The Lost World!

Sam’s fav part of the park… looks almost exactly like the one in Florida, except much smaller!

I told him to go stand between those dino eggs because it would be the best angle to capture a full view of everything…

Which seemed like a splendid idea, until a minute later, this happened:

He was actually standing in the middle of a water fountain that goes on and off every few minutes and we had no idea!!!!

We were like “OMG HAHAHA sooooooo lucky we didn’t get pwned!!!”



Sam and his T-Rex Obsession!

Everytime he sees a dinosaur, particularly a T-Rex, he’d be like “OMG I WANNA HAVE A PICURE WITH THIS!!!”

…I meant my dino cake to look a little more similar to this, lol T_T

Ancient Egypt!! I kept hoping that they’d have this Revenge of the Mummy ride which was available in USF, and they did!

Good fun!!!! Lots of special effects and lighting. I love the speed, but I only wish there were more dips in the tracks.

Egyptian statues… their culture is so fascinating!!!

I can’t believe that once upon a time they were something very real.

We pop into the souvenir store to look at exquisite handcrafted artwork!

This chair costs $2.8k… not as expensive as I thought it would be!!

Usually these sort of things in theme parks are amazingly overpriced but I think this is actually quite affordable.

Imagine having one of these in your house!! All your guests would be like “Ooooohhhhh, aaaaaahh!!!”

Better than any designer chair lol

Sam and a creepy figurine. So black and expressionless.. are these meant to be treasure guards or something?

They look like they will suck out your souls!!! (ok been watching too much HP recently.. thinking of dementors now)

Close up of the creepy but strangely fascinating statue…

Stare into its eyes for 10 seconds and see if you get creeped out!!!

Oooh I like this one. Probably the only non-creepy item in the shop!

Malicious looking cup.

Best to serve ginseng with, LOL. Ok I know that’s a bit random but once my mum left a cup of fucking bitter ginseng extract tea thing in my room and I thought it was coke, and I took a huge gulp only to choke on it and spit it all out!!!

If she’d put it in this cup, I would’ve known better…

Seaweed cookies? For real?!?

I love cookies and I love seaweed, but I wouldn’t mix the two together!!

LOLOL

This one not scary at all!!! Compare to this scary motherfucker!

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Another great thing about Universal Express is that you get to choose the seats you want, and we ALWAYS got front row seats!!!

Woopiee I heart front row seats! ^______^

It’s so much more fun looking at a proper view instead of the back of someone’s head.

This ride is actually super lame la -_-

The queue was amazingly long (35 mins, most attractions were 15 mins and under) for a short and boring attraction. Maybe cuz all the kids wanted to go on it.

Because this ride was so mundane and slow, it was the only one I actually took pictures of while on it!!!

Not that great weather that day.. was rather gloomy at times and drizzling others, but somehow still stupidly HOT.

Do not go to USS without an electrical or hand held fan or prepared to die. Oh and ALWAYS check weather forecast before going!!!

Fake crocodile.. Hahaha super bo liao

Sam looking unamused :P

I think we were both dying for it at least move a little faster so we’d get some wind in our faces!


Omg these bugs creep me out sooo much!!!

The high pitched noises they make when they crawl about and the mass quantities and of course the fact that they’ll eat you alive… these scare me much more than mummies do lol

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On our way to have lunch, Sam pointed out something very peculiar: Mushrooms growing on ROPE!!!

Apparently our country is so tropical and moist enough for that to happen. Strange isn’t it?

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Lunch time, at Oasis Spice Cafe in the Egyptian area.

This is where all the drama began.

….I wanted to let Sam try some local food at the food court, but it was packed off its nuts and noisy and relatively dirty, basically all the things I hate about food courts, so we decided on preferring to pay overpriced food in an Egyptian / Indian restaurant that’s quiet, clean, and seemingly quite lovely.

…..BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me and Sam have good reason to believe that the food we’d consumed here in Oasis Spice Cafe, Universal Studios, actually caused us FOOD POISONING!

We’d spent the whole day at Universal Studios, eating only the food in USS so other restaurants would have been out of the question. I started getting acute pains in my stomach area right before dinner time, after we’d let the park.

I whined to Sam about how much pain I was in, and he comforted me by saying I may just have an upset stomach that would go away soon.

I didn’t quite believe him, since the pains I was having is very different from your usual “I-need-to-take-a-shit-kind-of-stomach-ache” with rumbling noises and a strange need to fart.

This was the “OMG WTF WAS THAT IT FELT LIKE SOMEBODY STABBED ME IN THE STOMACH” kind of pain that catches you off guard.

It’s on and off painful sensations and it was quite unbearable, I even had tears in my eyes while trying to ignore the pain but it was simply too overwhelming and we immediately went back to our hotel room after dinner to rest.

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Later into the night, Sam started developing similar symptoms and he too began to feel my pain!!!!

The both of us then went into a continuous stage of spontaneous diarrhea. It was SO BAD!! Inbetween clutching our abdomen and going “Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww” we had to run back and forth lao sai-ing at the same time.

Needless to say, the rest of our trip was pretty much ruined since we spent the next 2 days in bed because we developed fevers and Sam’s fever was so high, he couldn’t even get out of bed!!

He spent the entire day just curled up under the sheets telling me how hot and cold he felt at the same time.

Poor baby…


I FELT SO ANGRY!!!!
I brought my boyfriend to Universal Studios Singapore for a good time and we ended up having food poisoning.

How am I so sure that it was USS that caused my food poisoning?

1) I went to a doctor, who diagnosed us and confirmed it and prescribed us med, that didn’t work until 3 days later

2) I had eaten NO other food that day, so whatever it is, it must’ve been from USS

3) We had weird Egyptian / Indian food for lunch, and we ordered a lot, and it was just a whole jumble of strange spices and it’s easy to go wrong when you’re dealing with food like that! We don’t know what it is, but somebody really effed up in their kitchen or something.

4) Don’t wanna sound too disgusting, but I looked at my own shit and I saw chilli spices in it LOL so confirm Indian right? I ate nothing else with such spices that day.

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I tweeted @rwsentosa on Twitter, I called up their feedback hotline and sent a long ass email to their feedback email but only one ever did get back to me, which was their email staff.

I told Sam and my mum (who has a premium membership with RWS!! You’d think they’d care more when we called up!) I was gonna complain to USS about their food poisoning but to my horror, both of them didn’t seem to want to and said it was a waste of time.

….WHAT WASTE OF TIME!!! I am soooooo outraged. How can you let people screw you over like that and not give a fuck? I was the one who experienced the pains and it was HORRIBLE, I’ve never cried from a stomach ache or gotten a fever like that afterwards before.

It took away so much of the precious little time that me and Sam had this trip. And who is going to pay for my doctor fees?

Tics to USS = $280.

Medical bill caused by food posioning = $70.

Ruined bf’s birthday celebration + made him so sick that he can’t get out of bed? Priceless!

Anyway, I spoke to quite a few of their staff in charge of feedback and they assured me that they are taking my case very seriously and also that thorough investigations are already being held, so they will contact me once they have the results.

They even called me again earlier this morning just to pacify me and let me know that results will be out on Monday. (what results idk.. i didnt ask)

I’m blogging about this entire experience because I don’t want any other poor innocent guest to dine at a seemingly nice restaurant only to get food poisoning. So, until I have the “results” from them, anyone who’s intending to go to Universal Studios Singapore should be more wary and probably avoid Oasis Spice Cafe.

Oh ya, did I mention that besides the supposed food poisoning, we also found A STRAND OF HAIR in my dessert? -_______-

All sorts of warning sirens were already going off in my head… Sigh, super suay la.

Anyway, I’ll get a move on with my post now.

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Sam chomping down his food like the glutton that he is!!!!!

HAHAHAHA omg I LOVE this pic!!! It is HILARIOUS.

Look at him stuffing more food into his mouth than his cheeks can fit.. he’s like my hamster. *pinches cheeks*

Don’t wanna think about what sort of ingredients they have in there…

Silly us, so happy for what!!! Little do you know the terrible fate that will be bestowed upon you!

Of COURSE my camera chooses to focus him instead of me….

Hehe!!!!!!!


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Gigantic soft drink that we finished so easily!!! We survive on our gassy sweet drinks… probably the most gluttonish and unhealthy couple ever :P

Oooh oh and look what else is for lunch!!!!! I almost forgot~

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HEHEHEH everyone, say hi to Gingie!!!!!!

He is ADORABLE! Squeeeee! If you don’t recognize him, he’s the gingerbread man from Shrek. I HAD TO BUY HIM omg where and when else can you buy something so incredibly cute?

Sam looking a bit strange LOL

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOMZZ!!!!!!

Random picture of Sam looking UNNATURALLY GIRLY. LOL

Aww look at him he’s such a happy fellow ^_______^

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After lunch, we continued to explore the rest of the theme park..

But the weather was too hot, we had to get refreshments immediately even though we just had lunch! MAD!!!

Sun kissed skin so hot, we’ll melt your popsicle!! OhhohhhOhhh ~ Ohhhohhohhhh~

LOL ok I couldn’t help it. In USF, we had hot chocolate to keep us warm. In USS, we needed popsicles to not die from the heat!!!

Another pic of my new hair!! Because…. it’s new.

Dueling coaster that’s not even open yet!!! T___________T

I’d strongly suggest for you guys to wait until EVERY SINGLE ATTRACTION is open before going, otherwise not worth the money! There’s already very little attractions as it is.

On the streets of New York!

Not much in New York itself, just a small corner with a lot of decorative buildings…

There’s performances every now and then on the streets and sidewalks, which is pretty cool besides the fact it’s under the HOT SUN and nobody in their right mind would stand under the sweltering heat without any shelter to watch some performance!

I watched about 4 minutes of a breakdancing performance before diving for shelter. I wonder how the mascots survive LOL and how much they’re paid!!!! What if they faint?

Sam and a bright yellow vintage car!!! Vintage cars are so much fun to look at hehe

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One of the last things we did in USS was watching the Water World performance..

I think I’ve seen this one in USF a long time ago but I don’t remember much of it!

Sam fanning himself with the girliest possible looking fan LOL

The show involves some stunts with water skis and explosions and fake gun fire and lol-acting…

Pretty entertaining, but not more entertaining than the hired actors walking around with huge ass water guns squirting people with it!

I was walking towards my seat in the stadium when I felt a huge SPLASH on my back. It wasn’t even like *squirt* kind of wet, it was like *SPLASH* “OMG DID A PAIL JUST DROP ON ME?”

Bah!! Don’t these people know not to pour water on girls with see through white T shirts? Or maybe that was his intention. I must say it was mildly refreshing though. It was so damn HOT.

Sam seemed to be enjoying himself very much ♥

On our way out of the park, we took a picture with one last mascot!!!


KUNG-FU PANDA!!!!!!!!

Honestly I didn’t think the show was very funny or entertaining (although it was hilarious that he sold noodles and his father is a bird) but the mascot is so big and fat, we just HAD to take a shot with him!

And yes, I fail at kung fu.


..And that concludes our day at Universal Studios!!!!

Despite the fact that I’m incredibly biased because I’ve been to many theme parks around the world before and USF itself, and the fact that we had food poisoning, we still had a good time.

It’s a theme park afterall and the closest we had to one in SG was Escape theme park!

For all my life I’ve WISHED AND DREAMT AND HOPED for a big theme park to be constructed in SG, and now it’s finally here… but I’m not a big fan of it.

Quite disappointing, and I think USS should have had more original and newer rides instead of the same ones they have in America, so that guests would have less to compare to and it would be a more unique experience!

They lack the amazing shows and rides that Universal Studios is all about... From pet shows to special effects (theres only one very brief studio special effects demo) and of course, horror and adult humour but I guess Singapore is too conservative for that.

I reckon they could’ve done without unnecessary stuff like rock climbing, lesser shops and restaurants, better use of space to have more attractions that does the actual Universal Studios justice.

If I’d known all these earlier, I wouldn’t have gone because it’s certainly not worth the money (especially on weekends!! don’t go on weekends)

AND THE FOOD POISONING!!!

But whatever, as long as my baby had fun on the day itself.

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I still can’t believe we’ve been together for a year.

..It feels like just yesterday, we were complete strangers simply playing an online game together, with no connection between our lives besides the one that is the internet.

I remember thinking to myself, “As much as you like this guy, nothing will EVER happen because he lives in Australia..”

I didn’t think that you’d be so ready to give up everything you have and offer to move to Singapore. I didn’t think we’d make a long-distance relationship work.

I didn’t know what to think!!!!!!!

I was just hurting like crazy from an abusive relationship I just got out of, and you rescued me from him. Every day I still thank god that happiness has stepped up to greet me and that there is ALWAYS a rainbow after the storm.

I’d like to think our relationship is one in a million.. it’s almost like a fairytale come true.

Even though you can be a REAL JERK sometimes and there were a number of times when I felt like giving up or that it’s not worth it – you’ve always managed to convince me and if I have doubts, it won’t take long for you to change my mind… when I tell myself maybe it’s time to let go, somehow I’m still holding on.

Because the best thing about you is despite your occasional insensitivity amd immaturity,
your sincerity ALWAYS shines through in the end and it reminds me why I love you.

You accept my flaws, you tell me everyday how much you love me and how beautiful I am, you attend to my seemingly insignificant selfish needs, you make me feel like the most special girl in the world. (most of the time haha)

I know the past few months have been increasingly difficult babe, but hey, we made the 1 year mark!!!!

This past year has been incredible and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.. if I could, I’d do it all over again. Just so you know.

And I know that this will continue to grow into something even more amazingly special and beautiful, as long as we both try.. hard, as we do.


Thank you baby, for all the times we’ve had and will have.

xoxo,
Jess
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