‘‘ Every cloud has a silver lining’’
Love Like Oxygen
Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:08 AM





Scrumpy is from Wizard of Oz!


This week was supposedly the last week for all lower Secondary students, while extended classes continue for the Secondary 3s. They start from 8am in the morning and end at 3pm in the afternoon.

Physics SPA O'level SKILL 1 was on Friday. I think I did badly for it. ): Chemistry was already long over and I think it was all right. Biology will be on Thursday this coming week. O'level Chinese will be on 10 November.

Jiayu, Yeewai and me were intending to go for REKI trip for our city hike planning for this year's GG camp but it poured and we were soaked through and through, hence it was cancelled. Unfortunate but I suppose we can always go for it again next week. Fell sick because of the rain. Perhaps I caught a cold. Anyway, being sick isn't a great thing. It's actually kind of miserable. Obviously, now isn't the right time for me to fall sick. *Sigh*

Yesterday, we went for Class CIP at St. Andrews Cathedral. It's actually a nursing home for the old folks. We chatted with some of the old folks, while some of them played mahjong and some other games we came up with. Frankly, the old folks are actually very sweet. Since there weren't that many seats because it was a small place, one of them even offered Changlyn and I to sit on the table. We politely declined at first, but after much persuasion, and out of respect, we settled down on the table. We talked to her, but apparently, her hearing wasn't good since she was wearing a hearing aid on one side of her ears. She couldn't hear me when I spoke to her several times, and therefore, I had to repeat the same sentence over and over again.

Don't misunderstand. I'm definitely not complaining, ranting, or whatsoever. It just makes me wonder, being old is truly a scary thing. When you grow older, both your physical and mental health will gradually decline, and in the worst scenario, you might experience severe illnesses. Of course I'm, perhaps, still too young to think so far ahead. So maybe, I should cherish and treasure the life I have now instead?

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아잉~!
Monday, October 24, 2011 1:30 PM



생일 축하해요 정수정! ♥
JUNG SISTERS FOREVER~




Was watching Winnie The Pooh (2011) movie yesterday and it was truly a good kids' movie. It brought back many of my childhood memories. Truth be told, it has been quite a while since I've watched a cartoon. To be watching this film yesterday, I think it can be considered a 'once in a blue moon' occasion?

The next movie I watched was Hachiko: A dog's tale. While I was watching this film, the first thought that flashed into my mind was, "Why didn't I watch this earlier?!" It was bitter-sweet, touching and tear-jerking. It is based on a true story, which depicts the story between a professor's bond with an Akito dog in Japan. According to the history of Japan, an Akito dog is supposedly a kind of royal companion. Fascinating indeed. But that isn't all, of course. The part that could break your heart most is when this loyal dog waited 9 years for his owner, even though he was already deceased. Isn't it sad, yet sweet and admirable at the same time?

So tempting to get myself a dog for a pet too, but then again, pets have a relatively short lifespan... I don't think I'll be able to bear the pain when they are gone. ):

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sing a happy song
Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:54 AM



Just realised I didn't do an update on the movies which I've watched and so, here are some of the more significant ones! The Smurfs Movie! It's a pretty good animation movie and I think I've said this before but I'll still say it again, I LOVE ANIMATION MOVIES. ♥ So anyway, Katy Perry voiced as Smurfette, the only girl in the smurf world. Each and every one of the smurfs is named after their personality, for example, Grumpy, Clumsy and Papa Smurf. All the smurfs are so adorable yeah. Blue little beings. ^^

Vampires Suck movie! K I know this movie was made to sort of humiliate The Twilight Saga, and some other hollywood stars, but I shan't deny that it made me laugh hard. Wayyyyy too hard. Gosh even the ending was hilarious but I think it wasn't such a flop though. You can still have a pretty good laugh over it.

So anyway, I'm kind of in a dilemma now. I've no idea what's the next movie I should watch and I'm stuck between so many potential movies. HEHE but that's not the point, right? I shall just see what fate will bring me and I do hope that the movie production world will continue to bring us many more great movies to come! xx

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몰라요
Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:44 PM

One of most important things I've learnt over the years is that it's so much easier to say 'I don't know' instead of anything at all. For example, when someone asks you whether you're happy or not, you answer with 'I don't know'. Likewise, when someone asks if something's wrong, you answer with 'I don't know'. Or the most common scenario of all is when someone asks whether you're fine and once again, you answer with 'I don't know'.

Maybe you would deem me as a coward, because this is an act of running away from reality. Truthfully, yes, I do this so often I can't even differentiate if I'm saying a truth or a lie anymore. I say 'I don't know' not because I really don't know, but because sometimes, things are better left unsaid. But I've learnt that even when you try to mask it, cover it or seal it, you'll always know what's hidden beneath.

You can't run away from things that you can't run away from.

Sometimes, you don't say anything not because you don't care. It's because you care so much that you reach a point where you honestly don't know what to say anymore. Sometimes, you pretend you don't know anything not because you really don't know, but because it's simpler that way, not knowing anything. Sometimes, you say 'I'm fine', the most easy lie of all, not because you are really all right, but because you can't let yourself appear weak in front of others whom you don't wish to know you aren't as strong as they thought you are. You lie, for the sheer sake of lying, in hope that others will never uncover the truth.

But because out of the blue, I feel so tired that I don't know if I could pretend anymore, I wonder if I could still continue to lie my way through. That day when I was crying in the washroom, I thought of myself pretending to be strong, and I told myself, when I'm all alone, it's okay to let my guard down and surrender myself to the grief of my soul. It's okay not to be okay. I don't have to pretend in front of myself. I don't have to. Silly me.

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Girls bring the boys out!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:33 PM



My most precious girls ♥


Been a long time since I've spazzed and I shall just do it right now hahaha. So excited because it has been exactly one year since the last 'Hoot' comeback. My girls are now officially back yeah!~ Can't wait for them to perform on the stage with their new song, 'THE BOYS'. Several weeks ago when SM first announced their comeback and that Teddy Riley is going to be their overall producer, I was worried. I wanted this comeback to be a mega hit. I'm sure all sones wanted it too. So here we are now, with their new song, with their new MVs, both Korean and English versions. OMGICAN'TBREATHE...

Looking at them and their concept photos, with all heart, I feel so proud. Proud of Taeng, who is kid leader no more. Proud of Sooyoung, the one who inspires me so much and will always remain as my no.1 bias. Proud of Fany, the girl with one of the most gorgeous eye-smile ever. Proud of Sica, because she proves everyone wrong, always. Proud of Yoona, the girl who appeared the most often in THE BOYS and is as gorgeous as ever. Proud of Yuri, the black pearl girl who's always so full of kkab-ness, and is always cheerful and funny. Proud of Sunny, because her aeygo never fails to make me laugh the most. Proud of Hyoyeon, the powerful dancing queen who makes everyone goes 'WOAHHH' just by seeing her dance. Proud of Seohyun, who has matured and grown so much and is just as lovely as ever.

These 9 girls... I'm so proud, so proud of them. 소녀시대 대박!

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sing you home
Friday, October 14, 2011 2:59 PM

→ First time trying out the new blogger interface! Feeling like a total newbie now (but I kind of like it!) but it seems neater and fresher and much cooler!

 Anyway, a big 'HI' to everyone! Guess what! Year-end exams have finally ended and even though my heart is filled with fear and dread because I honestly can't believe that I'm going to be a Secondary 4 student next year. BLIMEY. Even the term sounds foreign and weird to me. I think I'll need some time to adjust... but just thinking about how time flew past so quickly this year scares me to the core. How do I even stop time? On a side note, I bought...





'Sing You Home' by Jodi Picoult! Well, truthfully, I've ever wanted this books and many more of hers because the way she writes is really wonderful. Also, her story line is always well-developed and deeply engaging.

 I think I'm getting sick of this skin since I think I've used it for quite a while now? Maybe it's time for a change. Stay tuned. (:

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The Vulture's story
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:10 AM

Just came across an excerpt today during my Chinese examination paper. Here's the story that's bound to break your heart:


  凯文·卡特是一位杰出的南非新闻摄影家。
  1993年,为拍摄遍地饿殍的苏丹叛乱活动,凯文·卡特赶到北部边境。在伊阿德村旁一片灌木丛边,他听到一声微弱的哭泣。停下脚步,屏住呼吸,侧耳倾听。这时,凯文·卡特发现一个黑人小女孩。小女孩十分瘦弱,瘦弱得双腿几乎不能支撑她的身体。黑色孩子在黑色大地上艰难爬行。静止像一块黑泥土,蠕动像一只黑蜥蜴。动亦黑,静亦黑,黑孩子的灵魂几乎染黑非洲的阳光和风。
  凯文·卡特选好角度预备拍照。这时,远处飞来一只鹰。鹰在距离小女孩大约二十米的地方落下,凶狠阴险地觊觎着孩子,准备适时撕碎她。
  凯文·卡特拍下这个黑色的惨烈。
  赶走鹰,目送孩子远去。之后,凯文·卡特拥抱一棵大树号啕恸哭。
  这张照片获得1994年普利策新闻摄影奖。
  凯文·卡特走上领奖台。就在接过那尊奠定事业成就的金杯之一瞬,他突然想到照片中的小女孩。几乎同时,他仿佛听到全世界都发出雷鸣般的质问:那个小女孩呢?
  赶回非洲,赶回伊阿德村边那片灌木丛——可是,除了黑色的记忆,那里还能留下什么呢?
  遍寻孩子未果,凯文·卡特在他拥抱的大树下自杀了。
  他负疚没有拯救孩子。他愧怍艺术的荣誉来自欣赏苦难。
  那一天是1994年7月27日。
  卡特33岁。



For the Chinese-illiterate, perhaps if you're interested, I do suggest you try google-ing 'Kevin Carter'.

It's a devastatingly heart-wrenching story. I, myself, have seen the photo which he took which depicts death several times. However, before today, I didn't think such a scene could have a story behind it. I just didn't care enough to find out. Sadly, we humans are the most selfish beings of the lot. We hardly bother about the things that would not affect us. We hardly even care.

There's only a thin line between life and death. And, human life is as fragile as glass.

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나는 정말 바보
Friday, October 7, 2011 5:23 PM

See the title? Yes, I am.

I'm currently in the midst of examinations. It's the last final straw. Stress is piling up within me, even though it hasn't reach a peak. Did I mention how tired I am? I probably did. 4 papers down, including Emaths Paper 1, Social Studies, Chemistry and Elective Geography. I can't say I'm confident for any one of the subjects because I'm honestly not. It dawned upon me today that I might have just pretty much screwed up Chemistry and Emaths. The worst thing of all is, I DID STUDY. I started revising since September holidays. Ifuckingdid. Things just didn't go well for me when I was doing the papers. Gah seriously. So sick of all the disappointment which I've suffered and I really did made a effort to change things, but still... I teared up yesterday while studying because I was so afraid of today's papers. It turned out that I'm right. Chemistry was just simply tough. It pains me to know that I may just end up doing badly for it because Chemistry is considered one of my better subjects. I hate all the stupid, brainless teachers who put Chem and Geog together on the same day because Geog is so content-heavy I don't have enough time for Chemistry. Maybe if I had spent more time on Chem than Geog, I would be saved.

Shit this. Shit the world.

I am feeling so horrible about myself now I can't describe how I'm feeling now. Even so, I still hope that I will do well for the rest of the papers. Should I believe in miracles at all? For now, I shall just hope for the best.

I'm so sorry I'm making use of this blog to vent my frustrations. I promise things will be better after I've found back my old self. ㅂ ㅂ