I’m supposed to be writing this entry twelve days ago - a day to recap for a month but procrastination got the best of me. So, here I am, on the last of the 2011 recapping and reflecting the ugly and the beautiful of the year. Be prepared for a long entry. Here goes the ride:
Like every fresh year, it marks the beginning. I spent New Year’s Eve alone with my parents in Genting and brother out countdowning with friends. Aside from that, this month is one of the busiest, ironically. I was heading a project (Back to School Carnival) and hence a string of meetings and preparation. The event was a success and responses were beyond our expectation, really thankful for the team for making it a great first. Beyond work, we had our first PRU MC chalet at Changi if I’m not wrong. Really enjoyed myself with the group - gossiping and of course, boozing. The month ended with a bang at St. James for NUSSU Bash!
Festive month! <3 CNY is the key highlight for the month apart from non-celebrator Valentine’s Day. Spent the 3 days of CNY with my beloved cousins and family. CNY for family has simplified over the years. This year we went partying at Zouk/Phuture, partly for festive fun and on the other, my beloved brother entering National Service!!! Had NUSSU CNY dinner, the usual fun and laughter. Though these don’t last and things have changed.
I can’t believe we all grow up so fast that my little brother is entering National Service, and thankfully coming from a army background family, he seems prepared with Dad and Mum helping him with everything and giving him advice.Send him off on the 10th, days after CNY celebration, at Tekong where he did his 3months BMT. Time sure flies, he had crossed over to OCS and advancing. So proud of him. Rest of the month was spent mugging and trying to survive the semester.
Nothing exciting happened I guess. Preparing for the midterms and helping with our annual Open house events. Flipping through my planner, all I read is about tutorials and reviewing lecture notes, and failure to make an application to Venice for an art internship! Oh, there’s PRU picnic which was perfect, spend the whole day eating and trying to fly kite!
The month marks the nearing end of the Semester!!! In the midst of preparing for Project X (FOCC event). Wanted to do something stupid on April Fool’s Day but got stopped which I totally regret as it would have save me from hurting and things won’t have turned out this way. One of those things that sadden me.
Apart from that depressing stuffs, it is Brother’s birthday month and he is passing out from BMT! I’m a proud sis, he’s done extremely well. In addition, went to Xiner’s Ribbon Theme Birthday Party - had strudel for birthday cake and seeing her basking in love from family and friends.
And also, grandma went for her cataract surgery and now, all is good.
Finally, FINAL EXAMINATION has bestowed! Mugging like a crazy bitch and thankfully exams ended on 29th (which I managed to catch the Royal Wedding that so happened to be my girlfriend’s 1st wedding anniversary! <3) Ended the month with a relieve and 3 months break!
Significant month - my first significant vote in the Singapore Elections 2011. How cool is that, I mean some people don’t even get to vote till like they are 26 or something or never have the opportunity because their constituency dont get contested. I made my vote counts, proud Singaporean! In the same month, went for my beloved cousin’s, Nana, screening where they competed in a short film competition. THEY FREAKING WON THE BEST FILM and given the opportunity to now travel to Mexico (if I didn’t remember wrongly) to watch all the films - like a freaking star!!!
This is also the month of revelation and perhaps the begin of the unwanted emotion spiralling down. It started out cool and fun still, meet the PRU love for ice-skating at Kallang followed by movie and late dinner. Love the skating time where you still remain like sturdy reliable tree. Then we had our annual PRU retreat, bowling, BBQ (where we shopped at Vivo and get half-priced starbucks). I sitted out on every single HTHT session by cooking. And did something crazy, went for a jog at 12nn with the scorching sun shone down at us (Francis & Yiting) before going to AMK for movie (Pirates of the Carribean).
Got snubbed and wanted to leave but being nice, didn’t and stay back to surprise Tian Hon with cake since he’s birthday is coming. I got my guess confirmed and everything seem to fall in place and then realise what a fool I am. Worse still, continue to hang out to act normal and killed myself silently, went to party together which kinda got off on every wrong foot. ARGH, but now, I’m done with it, moved on. Managed to get some tanning done with girlfriend (Shaoling). Ended the month with the horrendous revelation of results.
Continue with the vacation fun! And found out the blantant truth, got my doubts confirmed! Anyway, this is the month where I found a new love, BAKING!!! My first attempted in baking Oreo cupcake! Happy like a little girl. And successfully made my first Oreo Cheesecake which I self-proclaimed as my signature (HAHA!). Series of dates with my loves.
This month also marks the beginning of preparing for Project X and Union Camp! BUSY BUSY BUSY.
Crazy preparations for UC - dance practice, making of mascot and identity. But I’m thankful for Ivie, Yunfun and Amanda for being there to share the work and fun too. <3 One the best thing, BBQing at Shinyi’s (MAGGOT, I miss you!!) and we sat at her rooftop the whole night. How cool is that!!!
Baked more, this time with mum - red velvet choc chips cookies, for UC babies. I’ve been termed as Corn-mama by Joanna and I love calling the freshies kids! Haha. I’ve got mother instinct and I’m a good wifey material (LOL LOL!!!). Union camp changed everything after, the bunch of freshies are the best I can ever get. I love you guys so much and I’m definitely missing you all. Looking at the photos sure bring back awesome crazy memories and you all have made an impact on me. <3 What followed was a crazy night out at Thomsom prataing and hanging out at a playground singing while some guitaring and HTHT-ing. And also, a requested Bidding outing which followed with desserts and HTHT/Circle of trust at Vivo’s bakerzin. MISSES MY BABIES A LOT LOT. The time where I decided to move on.
Last leg of the Freshman orientation, helped out at Matriculation Fair but wasn’t really committed due to the revelation and was, at that point of time, disgusted and hurt. So sorry for being so immature. Helped out for FIC packing where I definitely feel more at ease.
Oh, before I forget, I received one of the best (early) Birthday present thanks to Francis - Adele’s album!!! Never thought anyone would bother but hey, someone did. :) And I gotten my horrendous wisdom tooth out for good.
BIRTHDAY MONTH = HAPPIEST MONTH.
Went for PW’s birthday party in my favourite blue dress. <3 Had a blast there with the group and sleepover. Haven’t been that happy in awhile. Pampered myself since it’s birthday month with mani/pedi. Continue with preparations for PX.
Did something special for myself - BAKE MY OWN BIRTHDAY CAKE (red velvet) with mum and Nana. Did duty at the Promotory for NUS RAG, the only day where I feel super under-appreciated and totally out of place with the PRU MC. I must be crazy for promising to do it at that point of time. Count down to my birthday on bus with my beloved Nana after catching a movie. And gotten a beautiful surprise from my little brother! <3
Followed by PX which was awesome, could have been better if we didn’t clash with Timberfest. LOVE LOVE THE BIKES THAT CAME TO BE DISPLAY!!! The aftermath was crazy though - Andy, PW and Me were crazy mopping, cleaning and clearing the MPSH - 7hours of that exhausting workout.
Knowing that I still handle the truth, I skipped the welcome tea. Then there was Presidential Polling day! Really glad that I don’t have to wait that long to make my vote counts! On the same day, had PD treat at Medz with the loveliest group of people I’ve worked with.
Happiest month indeed, feasting non-stop. All FOCC had ended, a mass treat at Shangri-La The Line ended the month perfectly!
First thing of the month, PRU AGM where ideally we choose the new MC. My last concerted effort to help, at that time all the emotions was too much to handle and all I wanted was to concentrate on my studies. Continue with my love for baking, baked at Peiwen’s place with Cas and PW - successful frosting for the first time!
Dinner with my loves and my little girl, for the first time we requested baby chair. Makes me feel really old now. But it’s really lovely seeing the little grow up so quickly. Makes me wanna be a better god-parent. Before the dinner, had a little with TH about everything - was frustrating at a point cause he’s defending and kept saying sorry, but I wasn’t brave enough to say anything. I really hate myself for giving myself the opportunity to feel hurt again. But now, I’m done with all that. You liked her, fine, but don’t waste your youth on someone who don’t reciprocate. I’ve learnt it the hard way as always.
Had a gathering with my babies to catch up before the exams/mid-terms. Rest of the month was literally finishing up essays, report and mugging like a bitch again.
Ended the month splendidly by clubbing the night away to celebrate Young’s birthday! I don’t remember much of that night but who cares, I had fun dancing the night away.
Suggested a bake sale and went ahead with it, along with PW. So happy, stocks clear out real fast. And not forgetting it’s the month of appreciation, NUSSU Appreciation Dinner. Really enjoyed myself that night, taking tons of polaroid with all the awesome people from NUSSU which constitutes a huge part of my Uni life. And not forgetting having Leonard sitting next to me! Haha. Celebration continued, attended my gorgeous god-daughter’s birthday - her brilliant one year in this world.
Attend my aunt’s wedding, small simple wedding dinner. And just remember, amidst the celebration, everyone in my household fell sick and I was the last to catch it.
Love this month the most, celebration after celebration. The appreciation dinner brings the most memories - all the bittersweet and hardwork. I’m really going to miss the projects and people.
Month of Exams!!! Remember mugging really hard in NUSSU Sect and hoping to do well, going into the exam hall confident but come out deflated. Feeling lost and demoralize after each paper. Nothing spectacular apart from mugging. But tons of random moments happened in NUSSU sect - breakfast from yunfun’s megan fox looking gf (inside joke!). Oh, I dropped by with cupcakes to encourage those who still have papers.
Finally it’s DECEMBER!!! FESTIVE MONTH. Major love this month especially for this year. Firstly, daddy bought a brand new tele and camera. Secondly, chocolate making session with the two cutest and loveliest person I’ve came to know - Joanna and Ivie, and they bake really well too.
Thirdly, a massive festive baking session with my lovely crazy cousin, Jess, at my place. We baked like 3 types of cupcakes and gingerbread! Packed the yummies and head to meet my babies at Ivie’s. BBQ at her place cause she’s flying to Germany for 6mths (I miss her already! And we did send her off at the airport!) and stay back for games till near 2am. Ivie being the sweet soul send us all individually home leh. <3
Went for an interview but let’s just say, the prospect and jobscope is not what I was expecting.
AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH: FAMILY TRIP TO TAIWAN!!! Beautiful, breath-taking scenary, shopping, and making new friends from the trip. Couldn’t be more contented. And I’m really thankful that my family get to go on this trip after 10 years. I just can’t express the amount of emotions I have for the entire trip. And it definitely make me realise how much I love travelling.
Baked on the 29th with my new mixer! And headed over to Raymond’s place for gathering cause he’s leaving for a year (NOC), laughters and craziness as usual with the group. Love them much.
Today, on the 31st Dec (New Year Eve), spent the day with my cousin casually shopping in town before heading to Vivo for movie (Shelock Holmes: Game of the Shadows) and dinner. Simple affair, no fancy and crazy crowd countdown.
Had a great year and make the best of my last year in NUS. In the new year, I just wanna get a job and spend more time bonding with my friends and my little girl (and another on the way -god-son). Wishing everyone a fresh start and a brillant start, clean slate for the new year and gaining more insights, intellect for the new year. And sincerely hoped, by the end of the 2012, I won’t be spending it as a SINGLE which I did for the past 22 years! Hopefully can break the curse of singlehood and get a headstart in the dating scene. And most important of all, happiness shall follow! LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW CHAPTER. <3 <3 <3
LOVE AND TAKE CARE.