Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Love Story: "那些年,追我的那个女孩" ♥

Sometimes before i sleep, i will lie on my bed and do some reflections and there are several occasions where by this question always popped out in my head, "If i were given a second chance, would i have done the same?" I bet most of you people have thought about this question before right?
There are a few things or a few decisions that i regretted making and one is about a girl. Till today, i will still ask myself, "Would i have done differently?" and my answer is definitely "Yes". Since it's already in the past, i guess there's no harm typing everything down and sharing it with you guys.

It all started when i was in poly and in the same class as this girl. Let's just called her A. We see each other about 2 times a week during class and she is one of the few classmates that i talk to and msn in class. We then exchanged numbers and began sms-ing each other every now and then.

During that period, tag board is like a "must" on blogs as a platform for bloggers to communicate with their readers, so i had one on my blog. At the same time, i had a "secret admirer" on my tag board, always giving me good comments, encouragements and even scolded those haters on my blog for me. But i never knew who he/she was.

Until A told me, that secret admirer is actually her friend who had a crush on me.

I was quite surprised at first that A knew who the secret admirer was but then as you might have already guessed, A was actually the secret admirer.

A told my good friend, B that she liked me and soon, it was a known fact to everyone in class. It was not really an #awkwardmoment because i still treat her like i always do but i never thought of accepting her because one, i have never thought of going steady with her PLUS two, i hate to commit because friends are more important to me at that time. (Until now, It still is.)

We still continued to sms, chat on msn blah blah blah. Sometimes i would share my thoughts with her, she would share hers with me. During that time, i had a wisdom tooth extraction surgery and i told her about it and the fact that i have difficult chewing food because of the stitches. The next thing i know, when i stepped into class the next morning, at my seat was a bowl of plain porridge.
Another occasion when my hand phone died, she offered to borrow me her extra phone. She was using one of the latest Sony Ericsson phone and she had an extra Motorola V3 but guess what? The next day, she handed me the SE phone. I was like, "I can use the V3, once i get a new phone, i can return it to you" Her replied was, "You can take better photos with the SE, you can use it for blogging. I can use the V3 since i only sms and call..." Honestly, my heart melted.

How many girls would thought of that?

But there was this time where she playfully took my phone (technically, it's her phone) and refuse to return it to me. At that time, i needed it to contact my friends for break time. I got angry, slammed my laptop, packed my bag and left the class halfway. (Yes, i skipped class.)

Because i knew she was holding my phone, i asked rinn to send my number an sms, "Dear, what time are we meeting for lunch." If you know SE phones well, when it receive an sms, it will display the first few words of the sms. Well, it displayed - "Dear, what time..." Wrong move.
I admit, I was such a bastard.

No matter what, i need to get the phone back. So i went back to class and guess what? She was sobbing, but trying to sing and play the guitar in the next classroom. She had asked her friend to record it on that Sony Ericsson phone. That was her intention in the very first place.

I was standing at the door, looking at her. Hand on the knob, don't know whether to open it or not. She saw me, returned me the phone and i left the classroom. I later learnt that she learnt the guitar and wanted to play it for me first. Looking at the video, i felt really really guilty.
I appreciated everything that she did for me. So after a few nights, i decided to send her an sms, it was one of the most childish thing i ever did. I let fate decide, the sms was, "If you can reply to this sms within the next 5 mins, i guess we can try to be together." I waited and did not get a reply. The next day, i learnt that she left her phone in the car over the night -__-

Well, the next day i act like nothing happened. We still continue talking like normal friends, sms-ing without bringing that matter up.
One night, i went clubbing with my friends till about 2, 3am and told her about it. She was still awake at that time and she asked me, "Do you need me to fetch you?" Of course i did not accept it as it was already past midnight. She insisted on coming down to Zouk, fetched me to Pasir Ris and back to her house in Bukit Batok - ON A CAB. Can you imagine how much would the total fare cost?!

From central singapore to the east and back to the west.
I rejected that idea straightaway and decided to stay over at my friend's house in woodlands till the next morning then take Bus 168 back home. Before i slept, she sms-ed me - "I will be awake, if you need me to fetch you home, just give me a call." I did not call her.

Soon, we completed our modules and it was holidays. The class decided to open a chalet. Even though i was not really close with that class (i only see them once or twice a week) i decided to just "show face" afterall we technically spent 16 weeks together in school.

That night was the very last night we talked. She asked me to accompany her for a walk along the beach. We found a spot by the sea and sat down to talk. She asked me why don't i want to be with her. I gave her my stupid reasons like i won't want to commit, i won't have time for her because of my busy schedules etc. She said she won't mind but still.

I didn't know what was stopping me from accepting her.

Side note: I always feel that people will somehow will change after they are together. Before into a relationship, during courtship both will say they can accept each other for any flaws blah blah blah but when together, it becomes a different thing and forget mostly what they have said beforehand.

After the talk, we headed back to the chalet. As we were walking, i felt a hand grabbing my hand from behind, it was her. Our fingers were inter crossed. I let her be and held her hand throughout until she suddenly stopped and hugged me, not only that but she started crying. Oh my tian.

I felt helpless and didn't know what to do so i hugged her back and let her cry. After awhile, she stopped and the last sentence she said was, "You go back first, i want some time alone."
So i slowly made my way back to the chalet, told the class i had something on and had to make a move first and left the chalet. That was our story that didn't had an ending. We lost touch then.

The next time i heard from her when i was in BMT. She sms-ed me to invite me to her wedding. Honestly, i was quite surprised. I did not turn up in the end because i was in Tekong. But i did ask myself, "If i was free that day, would i still attend her wedding?"
I still have A on my facebook and i still has updates about her life. If you ask me now if i regret rejecting her that night at the beach, my answer would be Yes. Sometimes i would think if i accepted her that night, would we last until now? Or would the ending be the same?

A, if you are reading this, i wish you all the best in your future, from the bottom of my heart

Well, i always kept this story to myself and there are only a few friends who knew about this incident. Some said i was stupid to give up such a good girl, some said A was scary (?!) Now that i shared it on my blog, you guys also know about it too. I guess it's just part and parcel of life.

Monday, January 23, 2012

CNY: Outfit Of The Day #OOFD

Seriously overspent for this CNY. Honestly, most people are just using CNY as an excuse to buy new things for themselves! This CNY i bought 6 tees, 2 outer wear, 6 pairs of shoes, 3 berms and 1 jeans! But all i really need is just one set for the first day of CNY. Anyway, here's the Outfit of the day:

Specs: FourSkin
Lightning bolt ear stud - Hong Kong
Denim top: H&M
White star tee: Booth cart - Cineleisure
Skinny Jeans: Messy
High cut shoes: H&M

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Brunch at Wild Honey!

I thought the food was not bad but just a little pricey.

333A Orchard Road
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery

Friday, January 13, 2012

4 Day 3 Nights Phuket getaway: Day 4!

The previous post i ended off with a photo taken with lady boys from the Simon Cabaret. Anyway, i realised i got "cheated" by them. #FML I didn't see the sign that says "Tipping 25 Baht each" so when they asked 50 baht from me each i gave it to them lor. Neh, This two below lor:

ACTUALLY i just wanted to take photo with the one in the middle (the boobs like spilling out, LOL), but then the one on the left just suka suka anyhow-ly come and join in the photo, 3 of us lor.

Tourist taking photos with the other performers! They all dress until very kua zhang!

This photo cost me 100 Baht. But i don't regret giving them the tips. 100 baht to us is like $4, but to them it might be a lot. I've seen documentaries, and i think their life is not that easy. Especially the 'transformation' part into a girl. I wish i took more photos though, i don't mind paying them lor.

BFF Nurul with them! I think both of them quite happy to take photos with us, LOL

Just when i thought 100 baht was too much, i think Chris gave them like 200 baht! LOLOLOL
(spot that hand on his waist, he like a happy boy only, heehee!)

The one is the pink dress caught my attention the most throughout the whole show. I think she is the prettiest amongst everyone there. If she is a real girl, confirm ALOT of people will go for her one.

Here's another photo i took with her with someone else! She damn sweet looking...

This one is also another that caught my attention! Very pretty also!!! I don't know why i never go take photos with those that caught my attention. /regret. In the end go take with those two that i don't even know whether they got appear on the stage during the show anot, LOL! Oh wells...

If you watched 'Burlesque', you will know that she's portraying Cher. Nicely done (:

Last photo of the lady boys!

Overall, the show was quite an experience. Some of them were pretty obvious that they were guys "previously" but there are those that totally you won't expect them to be lady boys. They are so perfect that you wished your girlfriend look like them, LOL! One way to identify would be to hear their voice, that's something it's difficult or cannot be change. Should have took more photos! :(

Went to a restaurant after the show to have our dinner! Finally on the last night in Phuket, some authentic thai food like tom yum soup, pineapple rice etc! Very delicious and not expensive at all!

Went back to Bangla street to experience their night life once again!

While walking along the street, it's common to be stopped by guys who will offer you 'FREE Ping Pong show' at their bar. It's hard to explain what the show is really about, it's basically a famous show where females will use their erm... private part to 'shoot' things like ping pong balls etc. O.O

Even though it sounds like it's free, they expect you to buy drinks from their bar while watching and their prices are exorbitant! Anyway, that's what i heard from my friends. However, WE DID NOT GO FOR THE SHOW (although i'm quite curious about it, plus there are females with us, not very nice.)

Those 2 storey bars will have these bar girls pole dancing, trying to entice customers!

From the outside, you can actually see the inside of the bar and you can see girls pole dancing on table tops while the customers are drinking as seen in the above photo. Some like no strength one!

Remember i showed this photo in my Day 1 post and i said this is one of the more popular bar because of the crowd gathered outside? Well, it's because of these 3 women on the table:

The focus is one on the left wearing black and the one on the right in gold.

Apparently, people are gathering outside this particular bar is because of the FREE SHOW. Once in awhile, as the two women are dancing, they will then randomly drop the front part of their dress, revealing their breast to the crowd! Then all the ang mo will go high, LOL! I was quite shocked.

Not only that, once in awhile, they will slowly lift up their dress to reveal that they are not wearing any panty, and show the crowd their... erm... you know. This is the kind of night life you can expect to see in Phuket. Damn crazy but exciting. Quite an EYE OPENER for me, HAHAHAHAHA

Since it's already the last night in Phuket, we spent our remaining money on buying souvenirs home for our friends and family. Bargaining was fun at Phuket! I realised when they ask you to quote a price, don't give them face, just pom and give them like half the actual price and slowly rise. If you not happy, just leave but normally they will give in. You happy, they also happy (:

It's finally the last day in Phuket. The past 3 days has been quite an experience.

Nothing much on the last day as we are taking the morning flight back to Singapore. Woke up, packed our luggage, clear the room and getting ready to check out of our hotel. Transport to the airport was arranged since we booked the Phi Phi tour package on the very first day. Going home!

Air Asia back to Singapore from Phuket!

This marks the end of my Phuket travelogue, hope you guys enjoyed reading it!

This trip was really an eye opener for me. As i said before, every of my overseas trip (not like i've been to alot of countries but still!) has been a shopping trip for me but this Phuket trip was rather unique. Spent most of the time outdoor, even the shopping centers has no effect on me! LOLOLOL

If i have a chance, i would still visit phuket someday (I still have 4 unused vouchers!) Maybe to snorkel again, or go for the Simon Cabaret show and take more photos this time, or simply go to the beach, rent a chair and read a book under the sun. Till my next travelogue, ciaos.

P/s: The crazy thing is, i flew to Hong Kong 2 days later :|

[ DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 ]

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas with *Cousins at Hotel Re!

Once again, i know it's already 2012 but i die die still want to publish this post! I actually edited the photos for this post before year end but just didn't have the time to add in the words. So now i finally have the time, i better finish up before it drags any longer. This post is so last year, LOLOL

Last year's Christmas day was spent at Hotel M with the friends that i made through blogging few about 1 or 2 years back (affectionately known as *cousins with the asterisk) so this year, we decided to celebrate Christmas the same way, but at another place this time! We were considering whether to go back to Hotel M or try out a new hotel. Narrowing down to Hotel Re! this year...

Made a booking about 2 weeks before hand! *excited*

Took a train over to Outram Park station and walked about 10 mins to the Hotel. Along the way, there will be signage to show you the way to the hotel. But while walking, in my mind i was thinking, "why would anyone want to build a hotel here..." It doesn't seem like the best place to build a hotel.

Check in time was 2pm but we arrived earlier, only to find out my room wasn't ready so we waited and waited... ALL THE WAY TILL 3PM! So you can imagine about 6 to 7 of us at the lobby waiting.


Finally got to check in and while inside the lift, we took a group shot!

Our triple premiere room! Quite satisfied with the room, but honestly. Studio M is cooler!

Hotel Re! - the modern retro boutique hotel in Singapore!

Once we entered the room, everyone started exploring the room (not like it's very big also) Quite a simple room, can't really see what so special "modern retro" the room is but for our room, we had 3 beds, LCD TV with cable channels, rain shower etc. About $220/ night. I realised this paragraph is not a very positive review, but i don't care. They check us in late leh! 1 whole hour waiting. HMPF

Our "Lime juice", "Mineral Water" and "Ice lemon tea" brought by Josh, LOL

Rest of the snacks that we bought beforehand! Those in the white container are complimentary.

As we were quite early (activities that we planned are for the night) so afternoon we were either playing Monopoly deal, sleeping, eating or watching Cable TV! I watched like 3 movies that afternoon - Mainly Karate Kid, Shrek 3 and How to train a dragon! It was until 6 when everyone was present!

Web cam photos! Bought a few $2 Santa hats from Daiso just to take photos!

#1: I was taking a photo with Mel and Jiaqi with my camera and JL decided to #foreveralone!

#2: More group photos using my EX 1 camera! Totally got the Christmas "feel"!


Jing long and Mel went out to grab KFC dinner for all of us! What a feast!

Group photo before eating!

SEE THAT KHOO JING LONG! Everyone posing except for him! >:(

We also had a log cake which Jiaqi won from twitter giveaway! So lucky!!!

FINALLY EVERYONE IS PRESENT! Anyway, the log cake was delicious! Nom Nom Nom

While everyone was eating, i went to my bag get something to give out to everyone!

Every year i look forward to gift exchanges during christmas because the process of exchanging the gifts very interesting and we get back something in return! After all, X'mas is the season of giving!

But this year after voting, we decided not to have a gift exchange because most people don't know what to get and thought might as well use the money to get dinner instead. So i thought maybe i do up something for everyone. So i got little Xmas cards from mini toons, printed individual small photos that i once took with them and attached the card to the cute key chains which i got from my Phuket trip and gave it out to every single one of them! Took me quite a while to source for the photos lor!

Voodoo keychains for the guys, Elephant keychains for the girls! At least they got something

Felt that the effort was worth it when i saw everyone smiling happily in this photo (:

TAU POK!!! I sustained a few abrasions in the midst of playing. I was the ultimate victim!

Wei jie bought this drinking game called the "DRUNKEN TOWER"

Basically the game is like Jenga, we have to pick a block out from the tower and see what's the instructions on the block. The instructions can be like a simple "drink one" or "Player to the right drink one" Very simple drinking game. We had a partner each and mine was Li mei, we don't drink!

My turn to pick one block! I think i toppled the whole tower in the end. LOL

We then moved on to play "Circle of Death" (I think that's the name of the game...)

Basically we had to pick a card out from the circle without breaking the circle chain. Then just match the card number according to the paper! The most fun part is when anyone picked out the number 10, meaning they can set any rule. We had rules like "Cannot point fingers at anyone" or "Cannot say the word - Drink", "End every sentence with Merry Christmas" If we break the rule, we have to drink!

We played games throughout the night and apparently we made too much noise till the manager had to knock on our door 2 times to ask us to quieten down. Everyone slept at around 4am! I slept in an awkward position because of the no. of people squeezing resulting in a serious backache :(

Last group photo in the room before we checkout the next day!

We took a lift photo when we came, now another one when we leave!

That's all for my Christmas post! Had an enjoyable time with the *Cousins that day and i hope in 2012, we can have another Christmas stay over at another hotel!