Haw Par Villa 

Decided to go there for a walk with the family. The last time I went there was for history orientation camp. The place still looks the same. Or rather I might have forgotten what I saw 5 years ago.

Shan’t go rambling about it’s history and exhibits. It has been rehashed a time too many. I will just let the random photos do the talking.

The out-of-place tableau which juxtaposes the busy roads and MRT which is just right beside it.

The spirit of the Aw brothers encapsulated neatly in 2 idioms. 1) Being assidious and able to overcome adversity. 2) Showing gratitude to their sources of benefit.

There were quite a sizeable number of visitors when we went there. Interestingly, most were foreign workers who wanted to find a hideout to pass the time on their day off, or take photos with bizzare sculptures for amusement’s sake. What a far cry from the heydays (although I wasn’t born yet to experience it).

Rubbing the tummy for luck.

The prelude to the main attraction. Literally translated, the inscription means that The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head and see the shore. But context wise it is a Buddhist teaching educating people that Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering.

Entertainment/ edutainment in its rawest form without the assistance of technology.

The main reason why visitors come to Haw Par Villa – be fascinated with the grotesque depiction of hell and let their imagination run wild.

Other random statues lining the way.

A wishing well in it’s derelict form. Is it still potent enough to grant wishes?

The legend of Mdm White Snake, out of nowhere in a corner.

Sakyamuni Buddha on a still waterbed.

Another corner of a stagnant waterbed. It’s as though time has frozen; even the water is not moving.

Leopard and tiger motifs everywhere to illustrate the Aw brother’s pervasive presence and watching over the theme park.

Confused Confucious makes an appearance.

Ask and you shall receive.

More statuettes mishmashed on rocks mimicking Chinese style waves. It will leave you wondering the reason for their existence.

桃园三结义

Guan yin ma. The sculpture may look tacky now but probably it was one of the main attractions when the park was booming, since one had to climb up so many flights of stairs to view this statue and there were large, empty pockets of space surrounding her.

My expression when I realise tomorrow is Monday.

More intricately carved statuettes depicting scenes from Chinese literature.

An amphitheatre structure in the middle of a well-patched field. One can’t help but wonder what these unexplained points of attraction were once used for.

East meets west!

It is impossible to relieve the thrill of the boat rides and the sounds of visitors gawking at these exhibits now. But when only memories remain, let them be beautiful.

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Way Long Overdue Module Review  (Part 1 of 4)

Hahaha I am supposed to be charting out a development plan for our new designer on board. So glad there’s finally someone professional to share the responsibility, but it’s also the heaven’s test for me on how to take people under my wing and groom them. 

Being too used to a 1 person department, it is suddenly strange to find yourself being put in an inefficient state of mind because you have to think of how to delegate work and properly communiate your expectations. And worse of all I have no prior (both practical and theoretical) knowledge of branding, designing, advertising, managing yadda yadda in a business setting. Everything I am learning now is through hands-on and mistakes. 

But that’s not the point of this post. I decided to review the modules I took during my Nus days just for the fun of it. To anyone who happen to chance across this, the course structure has definitely changed and I am just writing this based on my own experience at that point of time. Ok here goes! Sorry it’s a little lengthy and extensive, and I have forgotten the exam and assessment details. But hope you enjoy the ride/flashback.

Y1S1 (AY2012/13) 5 years back?!?! WTF! 

PS1101E Introduction to Political Science 

Prof Yoshi did a good job in dissecting and simplifying those damn complicated readings which were too profound for peasants like us to comprehend. The lecture hall was always full house and you could hear nothing except his voice and the sound of students typing away furiously on their laptops. And you will never leave a single lecture without NOT laughing. 

Tutorial was 4 sessions in total, and we discussed the lecture questions in groups every session. The environment was less fiery than other slots because ours was at 8am and everyone hasn’t got their 100% alert mode on. Everyone also had a chance to speak up or shoot someone so participation wasn’t much of a worry.

Term paper had a heavy weightage and there were a long list of questions to choose from. The grade was a disappointment because the marker (who is our tutor) couldn’t find my thesis statement. Exam wise there were ID and essay questions. 

Overall didn’t do well. The political concepts suddenly sounded easy during lectures, but learning how to apply them was tough for me because I was never fated with theoretical subjects.

Experience: 7/10

Difficulty: 8/10. If you are someone who is not an abstract learner like me, I recommend you stay out of it.


HY1101E Asia and the Modern World

Topics were sectioned into East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Covered concepts like imperialism, globalisation, nationalism etc etc. Content is very heavy, very general and very broad. Most of the time you can’t catch what the profs are saying. I enjoyed the East Asian part the most because I had an interest in the region, even though Prof Teow was trying to cover 500 years in 45 mins (The other 45 mins were for other regions). Other than that it was forgettable. 

Tutorial is every week. We were given a source and guiding questions every week to discuss. Our tutors are graduate students from countries of all sorts. Doing your MA/PhD doesn’t necessarily translate into good teachers and ours was such. Oh well can’t blame him on that, everyone has to start somewhere. 

Assessment was 1 mid term, 1 essay and final exam. The essay was on analysing a source. On the whole it was manageable but it wasn’t one of the most enjoyable history mods. 

Experience: 6/10

Difficulty: 6/10

JS1101E Introduction to Japanese Studies 
The module was divided into 2 sections – humanities and social science. Both profs were very enthusiastic in sharing what they know and debunked many stereotypical thoughts we might have of Japan prior to taking this module. Content is quite a handful but I enjoyed it. Prof Amos covered the humanities part on Imperial Japanese history and his research on burakumin. Sometimes it gets a wee dry but it’s history. Prof Mcmorran covers the social science part. He is entertaining but may get carried away at times. 

Tutorial is every week and we discuss questions based on what was taught during lecture. As it is also a GEK module, everyone in class are from different faculties so discussion was more lively. The tutor kept sharing her own stories as she is a Japanese herself.

Anyone who has taken this module can share with you their nighmares of the group paper. I didn’t have a good experience because of a certain year 4 double major student in our group who kept shooting down whatever point we raised during the project. Honestly I felt very intimidated and became more reticent as the tutorials progressed because I was so afraid of being seen as shallow or wrong. 

Other assessment components include forum discussion and final exam. The forum post could be any topic we wanted and we have to reply to 2 other postings. Basically just fight to post earlier if not the forum would become too saturated with replies and rehashed topics if you start late. Final exam is mcq covering nitty gritty stuff so it was a test of memory. Apart from the awful group project dynamics, I enjoyed this module. 

Experience: 8/10. Minus 2 for that traumatic group project 

Difficulty: 6/10. Mostly focusing on content, although you might need to invest a little more time to craft a constructive forum posting.

LAM1201 Malay 1
There’s no denying that language modules are always the most fun albeit the steep learning curve, and (Malaysian) Malay was such. Basically by the end of the module you should be able to find it easy to go to Johor to shop while reading and talking in conversational malay the whole time. Prof Sew also clarified questions raised by students during the lectures through the class blog so that no one missed out on anything.

We had 2 tutorials – listening and writing. It was a laugh fest because everyone was a noob and made silly mistakes, and the tutors also laughed along with us. Our writing tutor gave us very challenging worksheets which were way beyond what we were taught and often left us confused, but the main essence of learning a new language is get more exposure. 

There were quite a number of assessments staggered evenly throughout the semester so as to make the workload more manageable. The most memorable ones were doing a video of your family/ hobby, and a group skit. We did a story on the hantu pokok pisang. 

Exam was…another level. The paper was divided into sections which included a a comprehension passage from berita herian. I remembered writing english on top of each word for nearly all the questions wtf. Studying lecture and tutorial notes is not enough. You might be better off reading the malay newspaper everyday and checking the words you don’t know in a dictionary, because google translate is not accurate. The bell curve may not be kind to you either, but I had fun. 

Experience: 9/10

Difficulty: 5/10. Luckily Malay also uses alphabets so we didn’t have to struggle with pronunciations and strokes. Was rather taken aback by the exam paper though. 

GEK1502 Food Safety and Security
The module was a snorefest. In fact I found myself dozing off most of the time. It was so multidisciplinary that topics were all over the place, ranging from nutrients, hunger issues, types of food packaging, fruit ripening process etc. Kinda disappointed that what we learnt was not as advertised by the course description, which mentioned more on worldly food issues like supply chains and stuff. 

There were no tutorials. We had a group project on a topic and basically listened to the rest of the groups present. Forgot what the finals were about. One of the most boring modules ever. End of. 

Experience: 2/10

Difficulty: ?/10 I didn’t give much damns about this module anyway so I can’t come up with a rating.

Y1S2 (AY2012/13)
EU1101E Making of Modern Europe 

This was on the history of Europe spanning from the French Revolution to WW2. Content was broad and intensive, and lecture slides weren’t very helpful in helping us understand what was the main point of each topic covered. We had 2 profs but they were sort of jumping from one subject to another randomly, and it felt like we were on different frequencies. The reading was from a textbook, which was written more like a storybook instead. To me, the narrative of Europe is a beautiful one, ridden with ruptures and struggles. But the delivery of the module ruined the experience.

Tutorial was 4? (Can’t remember) sessions in total. Everyone was trying to grapple and piece together what was going on so it didn’t matter if your talk made sense or not. We also watched 3 European films (which I forgot the names) so that spiced things up a little. Everyone got a chance to speak so participation was fair and square. 

The highlight of the module was obviously the simulation conference. For us we were divided into the 5 representative countries of the Treaty of Versailles and we had to throw out topics as the “agenda” and present our opinions against them. Each country has 2 – 3 “delegates”. It is not supposed to be factually correct, and you can actually pakat with the other “countries” before the assessment. 

Mid term was more of quizzes than writing lengthy essays. Exam comprised of ID questions and essay. On the whole I have mixed feelings for this module. Learning the narrative was fun, but trying to make sense of the profs’ and trying to carve out arguments wasn’t. 

Experience: 7/10

Difficulty: 8/10. You can actually learn much more of Europe history through a backpacking trip and talking to the natives there instead of listening to a bookish academic.


HY2207 Struggle for Modern China:1800 – 1949

Be warned that I sound a little biased here because my interest lies in Chinese history. Prof Huang might be slightly naggy when he is talking, but he did a very good job in organising the narrative and weaving them with the arguments brought up by academics. I can still remember that the very last lecture tied up everything together like a “ribbon on the present” which was yeah impressive. The content is as expected, heavy, since it was spanning over a century and many tumultuous events happened. Most of the history is political because this was the dominant force of that time, but Prof Huang narration was powerful enough to transport me back in time (trying to match period drama scenes with his teaching lol). Readings were unrealistically a lot but actually you will be fine if you just focus on the arguments he brought up during lecture.

Tutorial was 4 sessions in total; we were given readings and accompanying discussion questions. Unlike 1.5hour tutorials which involve group discussions, Prof Huang threw the question open to the class so participation was up for grabs. He calls names as well so everyone can at least say a decent sentence every time. He is also very encouraging and writes our points on the whiteboard so that all of us feel acknowledged and have contributed something constructive. Old school but the experience was awesome. 

Assessment wise we had an essay, mid term, forum posting and exam. Everyone had the same essay question and weren’t given a choice so if it wasn’t of your interest, you still gotta stick with it. For the rest of the assessment I have forgotten the details, but it was a breeze. One of the best modules I have ever taken.

Experience: 9/10

Difficulty: 6/10. Reading the academic work was a wee hard because of their scholarly language but Prof Huang kindly sieved out their main arguments into bite sized chunks. 

HY2239 Chinese Business in Singapore and Beyond

The module was divided into business history and Singapore history on the chinese business community. Prof Kudaisya was quite concise in explaining the arguments through a thematic approach and linking them to case studies. Dr Brunero covered the Singapore history part from pre-colonial to modern day. The information was quite succint and easy to digest because the module was a cross listed Singapore studies module so they had to make it understandable across different disciplines. For me who thought Singapore history is the same old narrative, this module piqued my interest in the overseas chinese community and how they attempted to respond to shifts of time. 

Tutorial was 4 sessions in total, mostly readings and group discussion. Our class got the graduate student tutor who is quite nice but still has room for improvement with regards to how to moderate a discussion. 

Assessment wise there were 2 essays and final exam. The response paper is only 800 words on a newspaper article on business history. I forgot what exactly the question on the heritage essay is about but I remembered going to Chinatown Heritage Centre to do a write up about it. The essay is 2000 words which was initially intimidating, but I ended up beyond the word count. At least it was something alive, instead of burying yourself in research books. Overall the module was a refreshing twist to the all boring Singapore history and I enjoyed it.
Experience: 8/10

Difficulty: 4/10. It was also a breeze actually!

HY2253 Christianity in World History

I took this module hoping to understand my religion better. I was quite enthusiastic for this module but my interest dropped to zero at the end of the semester. It wasn’t the prof though, in fact he did well in presenting how Christianity evolved throughout the ages and he was engaging. I can only say that you either get it or you don’t. 

Tutorials were weekly, we were given a source and guiding questions. The class was really full and people were fighting to speak up which added to the frustration. 

Assessment was 2 essays and a final exam. One of the essays gave you a list of questions to choose from, and I was quite torn with what to pick because I didn’t know how to answer a lot of them. Ended up doing this comparison question between a medieval and modern Christian but did badly. Somemore I even consulted Christians on this, just to be safe not to rely entirely on my own experiences. So much for the effort. The second one was an article review. 

Exam was ID questions and essay. I had EU1101e paper earlier in the morning and honestly my brain was so fried and tired by the time evening came, so I really couldn’t focus on what I was writing. 

Experience: 3/10. Choosing this module was a mistake. 

Difficulty: 8/10. Maybe I am not fit to be a Christian.

HY2232 Modern Japan: Conflict in History
Another module to forget. The prof was a new addition to the faculty and being fresh from Japan, his accent was so thick that I could understand nothing. It was a very politcal module presenting the turblence of the political scene so expect violent topics like uncertainty, wars, changing governments, student riots, assassinations etc etc. Disturbing in both the content and the course delivery at best. 
Tutorial was 4 sessions in total, one of which was a debate based on Nanke Chomin’s Discourse of 3 Drunkards on the Government. Splurged $30 over dollars just for this book for a one time use, and it’s probably collecting dust in some corner of the house now. 

Assessment was 2 essays and final exam. I cant remember what exactly the first essay was about. The second one was on war memories which I didn’t do well. Final exam was 2 essay questions, and I remembered this dude in front of me used 7 booklets in total. 

Experience: 3/10. Quite disappointment since I am into East Asian history but somehow the module didn’t deliver as expected.

Difficulty: 7/10. Maybe I should have gotten drunk to discuss topics related to this module, since 3 drunkards discussed on the government and can even have their nonsense published into a book. 

Y1 Special Term (Y1ST)
JS2231 Japan in Southeast Asia

The module was enriching, Prof Gan changed the way on how to look at comics and the power of visuals. Many hands-on experiences and field trips to examine and question how history was curated and presented in the museums. Basically the takeaway was don’t take things at face value. We also went to Penang, which I have covered a few years back in this blog. Still missing the hipster Georgetown vibe and the nights when we played cards. 

Since it was a summer school module, lessons were in seminar style and each week we took turns to chair the discussion on the assigned readings. Also had to write essays on our field trips, some of which we never got the feedback. But it was a break hrough in my essay writing, because we had to use photos and visuals to support our arguments. This was so different from my previous referencing from books and more books. Prof Gan is nice but very strict when it comes to marking and basic conduct like punctuality.

Experience: 9/10

Difficulty: 6/10. Sometimes it’s a bit challenging to translate properly what you saw and experienced into words.

CH2294 Religion in Chinese Societies 

In all honesty, the module was dry. Prof Dean just sits in front of the computer, opens up the reading for the lesson, and just goes on and on. But I give my hats off to him for his passion in this research area. It’s the first time I encountered an Ang Moh who speaks and read Chinese better than we do, and is so into temple inscriptions. He even produced a documentary on his field work in Putien. His enthusiasm got me interested in Chinese religion as well, which I later started taking modules related to it. Didn’t know that a temple alone, no matter how simple, can tell so many stories. 

There were 4 essays in total –  a comparison essay, a book review, a temple visit report and religion in Singapore. He’s a pretty chill marker and is more interested in sharing his knowledge instead of following a grading criteria strictly. 

Experience: 7/10. We visited a few temples which I normally don’t pay attention to, which was quite eye-opening. 

Difficulty: 6/10. The readings were quite complex especially the socioogical writings by Geertz but no one diligently read them anyway. It’s summer, come on!

Ok 1 year down, 3 more to go. 

Chelsea vs Bayern 

Watched Chelsea vs Bayern play at National Stadium live for the first time! I just had to get tickets for the occasion. It’s not everytime Singapore gets the spotlight as a destination for European clubs’ pre-season tours.

Because of budget constraints I bought CAT 4 tickets, behind the goalpost where Chelsea’s side for the first half is. There was no hard and fast rule where supporters should sit so it wasn’t surprising to find some opposition fans in the section you are at. Worst case scenario was seeing “fans” in blue but cheering when Bayern scored. How plastic can that be?

(Okay but to be frank, I also look out for teams from different leagues so I probably don’t know who to root for if it was Chelsea vs Barcelona. My colleague once called me TLC when I wore different jerseys to work. TLC as in Totally Lost & Confused.)

Recommended timing to reach is 1 hour before kick off, and to avoid the queue at the security area. Surprisingly the bag and body check was fast so human traffic was smooth.

The players warming up when I managed to locate my seat.

View around the stadium. Yes I was one of the losers who went alone. There were plenty of lost sheep who went too. By that I meant fans wearing Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Deutscheland jeresys to the match. Okay everyone loves watching an exciting clash of the titans anyway.

Kick off!

And conceded 3 goals within 27 minutes. Seriously……………….

I won’t go into details like who dived/ who fouled/ who deserved a card/ the times when the referee could have awarded a free kick but didnt etc. Leave it to the professional sports commentators and match reporters.

Chelsea only started playing sharply during the 2nd half. Alonso scored during the 1st half stoppage time and suddenly all the players woke up. And also because Conte might have scolded them during the half time break.

2nd half had a few heart-stopping moments. Bayern kept coming close and Tibo/Eduardo had to keep making saves. And then there were times when the blues nearly found the net but missed.

Highlight was when Luiz and the club’s newest and most expensive signing Morata were subbed on.

Batman scored at the 85th minute to save us from losing so badly. Well at least it wasnt an ugly scoreline of 5-1 or something. The team were resilient and came back strong from a demoralising 1st half instead of choosing the path of surrender. The youngsters were also given game time.

Overall it was an entertaining match, especially the tackles between Moses and whoever that Bayern guy he is marking. And to be able to watch the big names play in front of you makes the experience even more worth it, even though I demand a partial refund for watching a disappointing first half.

Last but not least, here’s the shot I liked the most from my photos taken today. I actually didnt take much photos during the match cos I was more engrossed watching where the ball went. But anyway here’s the backstory of this photo.
A young fan (about 8-9 years old maybe?) and his mum were sitting in front of me. They were Bayern fans but somehow ended up in the section with more blues. The boy came in holding this simple little banner made out of a toothpick, tape, paper and markers. Throughout the match he kept shouting Bayern whenever the Chelsea fans were chanting. While it may come across as amusing, what else could be more innocent than a child’s support for his favourite team? I don’t know how to put this scene into words, but somehow my brief encounter with this kid warmed my heart. My hats off to you.

Should I buy tickets for Chelsea vs Inter Milan? Only a few more days left to decide!

Saw this video posted on RAD’s facebook.

Ahhh the memories.

I havent been dancing that frequently ever since I finished graded exams. Life happened so I didnt find another school to go further. Attending open class now and then but I kinda miss the part of having a more structured lesson and monitoring your own progress every week. 

Dragon boat regatta in about 2 weeks time. Honestly I am not confident of surviving through the distance without perfecting every stroke. It’s only 500m, it’s short, but it’s under race conditions. Sometimes I am like eyezill from 442oons. 

HAHAHA I still love to take the piss on Arsenal fans esp this season

Okay back to rushing my final assignment for graphic design course. Today morning my mum suggested taking on a proper degree in design/visual communication rather than a workplace certificate. I dont know about it though. I rather spend time working and getting experience than to go back and be a student again. I dont like to lose track of reality. 

Nope I am not a guy

A few weeks back the boss experimented a new dish for us to try. It was pumpkin with mayo yogurt sauce (and something else that made the dish sibei sour) 

Female Colleagues: Eh not bad leh!…. Texture is like potato but is not potato…Most women would prefer pumpkin leh. Potato got a lot of carbs.

Me trying to overcome the disbelief: Huh i seldom eat pumpkin leh. I prefer potato.

Female Colleagues: 哎呀你根本就是男生嘛!!! (You are a guy anyway!)

It’s the 26472846 time that my gender orientation is put into contestation. Okay I like male-dominated interests like watching soccer, dragon boating and army life. My next life goal after my graphic design course ends is to pick up krav maga. I prefer wearing shorts than skirts. I find it easier to talk to guys than girls. 

But on the other side of the spectrum…I wear makeup. I like girly things like floral patterns and buying accessories at Bugis Street. Yes I still do girly things like switching on my fan-girl mode when my favourite star appears on tv. 

Nope I am not a guy. Period.

Dilly Ding Dilly Gone 

Kinda shocked that Leicester City fired their manager due to the club’s abysmal performance this season. From champions of the premier league to 17th position within a span of 9 months. The league is madness.

Many soccer fans have been slamming the club for sacking the man who propelled them from an unknown position to playing in the champions league. Everyone’s favourite club last season – a club’s symbolising fairy tales and miracles, is now everyone’s hated club- a snake that bit the hand that fed them.

Looking at the bigger picture, most managers who helped the club win the league also ended up sacked. 

Moral of story: Dont become a victim of your own success. The tides will change.

Jan 2017

Haven’t updated for ages. January was a happening and hectic month for me, both in terms of work and personal. Can’t believe that tomorrow will be CNY eve already (Okay CNY this year was early). Everything is happening so fast…

Work

In all honesty I had difficulties adjusting from the “8 hours outlet” to “8 hours (sometimes OT) office” lifestyle. I used to work night shift and end the day at 11pm, and so my biological clock would be still asleep at 9am. Seriously it was tough for me to wake up early in the morning because I have been acclimatized into an “afternoon person” but you just gotta have to get up. (I know during Basic Training we had to book in at 6.30am but that’s another story)

We finally opened our 7th outlet on 11th Jan. Had been assigned to design the outlet’s touchpoints ranging from the lightbox to overhead menu board to the table stand to the name card yadda yadda. I have never designed anything that major before and it took me a bloody long time to come up with ideas and figure out how Illustrator works. Trying to understand the printer language in graphic design was like communicating to aliens. To start off I didn’t even know that I have to convert the file into CMYK instead of RGB when sending the file for print.

The whole process of outlet opening was a tight deadline coupled with tempers flaring, emotions erupting, patience running etc. But it also taught me a lot of things related to my personal growth like keeping my confidence afloat even though my 面子 is gone.

Enough said, here are some shots of the outlet. As of now I still have one more major obstacle to go – to design a menu for the lightbox located outside the outlet because the opening promotion has ended. Currently I am running dry of ideas because I didn’t have enough input for my constant output.

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Had to rush out the collateral for CNY too. During uni days it was all about writing essays to argue your ideas. Now it’s about using images to communicate our values to customers. But to see your work being printed out, distributed and seen by public, it felt more satisfying as compared to printing chunks of text which will only be read by the prof. I am not sure how impactful the posters and all can persuade and touch (触动) a customer, but as long as a passer-by can stop and take a look, that’s all that I ask for.

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And… I finally got my first name card. Still a long way to go, but I believe that I have already came far from where I first began. During the first week of work I couldn’t count money for shit. I got so stressed up and hated myself when the sales didn’t tally and there was a shortage incurred. Fast forward, I am thankful for everything that has happened along the way, regardless good or unpleasant.

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Personal

Started dragonboat with the safvc after my qualification training ended. Never imagined myself getting into this sport because I dislike the outdoors but nothing ventured nothing gained. I need the physical activity anyway because of all the OT and sedentary office lifestyle so I had to shake up my physiology a bit and soak up some sun.

Also started attending Graphic Design & Adobe Illustrator course by First Media Design School on Tue and Thur nights because of the inefficient way I had been using Illustrator. So far it’s still on the theory part like branding, creative brief etc. A little different from what I expected because I was sort of expecting design theory/what color to best use for what etc but it never hurts to learn more.

Went back for open classes at sdt last week for the first time since forever. I haven’t been doing ballet classes for more than half a year! I swear I was half dead not even at the halfway mark of the lesson, but it was great to be dancing again. Ballet is just one of those things that is impossible for me to eradicate out of my life even though I will never be a professional.

Food 

Having been turning into a part-time vegetarian more often because I would also settle my dinner at the outlet before going for class. The Paya Lebar outlet sells porridge and the Bai Ye tofu is bombz. I can totally feast on that everyday.

Oh and ever since my design teacher showed us an ex-student’s project of a re-designed Vodka Mudshake’s label, I bought 1 carton home just to try (they come in a set of 4). It’s only 4% abv (boooo) but my mum should be proud that I am not drinking beer.

Relationship 

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