Hayyyyyyyy there :)
Yes, we’re halfway into Prelims but let me take advantage of the upcoming week of holidays haha!
*Verbal diarrhoea coming up. HAHAHA
These two weeks have not been happening, and I think we have all transformed into zombies with only one goal in mind but so much buzz is being generated every day because of GE 2015 and it’s so much fun to keep up with the political scene…
Haha did you feel that drop in energy?
But there are so many articles (meaningful or not) being shared on Facebook and it’s so difficult to stay away – I love reading everything, from pro-PAP to hardcore opposition pieces. And statuses. As usual, the comments section doesn’t ever fail to disappoint, and it’s where some of the most insightful debates take place.
I am really excited for this Friday and I truly cannot wait to see how everything pans out. I’m trying to make myself sound as objective as possible – but recently, Ive shared a really lengthy status on Facebook, and I feel that the author’s thoughts really do align with my own, and many others who commented encouraging things in the comments. Some, though, were very displeased and nitpicked on the ideas and examples provided – e.g. “the government did NOT build the MRT barriers because of the girl who fell….” – irrelevant and completely missing the point, but oh well. And another commented with a picture of a man sleeping on the streets on a piece of cardboard – I am truly wondering if this is a common sighting in Singapore, and such comments are often so dubious and ambiguous because of deliberate omission of background context.
That being said, there were meaningful comments who provided alternative viewpoints amongst the aimless chatter, but oh well!! You can go check it out if you haven’t :) Hardly (read: never) ever share any articles on Facebook but felt like this one was really worth the read.
Today’s post really isn’t about the GE but you have to admit it, it can get really exciting.
“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – JK Rowling
Feel like this quote is really applicable here – it’s my wallpaper! – and in many other instances as well!
People tend to abuse this power so much, knowingly or not, whether in the comments section (really can’t get over this), in blogs, in real-life — sometimes they can sting a lot more than physical pain…….. and I think I’m guilty of this to my loved ones, especially those who deal with me on the daily basis.
Trying to keep my emotions in check these days – stress is NOT an excuse to treat people badly, really. Wrote a pretty dark/lame blog post last week but decided to private it because of advice from people I love, but yes, I got over myself. I think key takeaway: life isn’t always only about you!
These weeks have been particularly mundane because of the you-know-what, and it can get so unhealthily suffocating.
Oh yes! I went to the NLB for the first time this week, and because it was Monday (didn’t have any paper), the library was really empty, bright and quiet and to be honest, a really conducive environment. The only terrible thing about it is that there’s no bed to lie on. HAHAHA ok don’t scold me but my laziness scale has hit the roof after Chem paper 2.
And I finally caught Inside Out with two of my favourite people (the last favourite caught it with her new favourite LOL) and it was NOTHING short of amazing. I think I had expectations that were way too high so it didn’t feel super duper good after the movie, but in retrospect, it was one helluva great movie.
The movie was released in HK way earlier, so I thought I could go catch it with my sister one fine evening, then she checked the showtimes and realised it wouldn’t be out till end Aug and my heart broke a little. So glad I managed to catch it though and if you haven’t, I really really really encourage you to catch it. I know many of you hate cartoons and think they’re childish and silly BUT please give this one a shot. Download it illegally if you must!!
Awwwwee look at Sadness smiling.
Some people thought it was meh though… but I felt that it was a really meaningful movie that went deeper than you’d think. The storyline isn’t that complicated, but as it unfolded I found myself crying and laughing. I do not cry when I watch movies, but this one really got to me for some strange reason. HAHA the previous time I remember sobbing was watching Secret Garden (yes judge me) — that scene when he drove her to the end of the bridge when it was raining to swop bodies. YOU KNOW WHICH SCENE IM TALKING ABOUT? Wow cue the tears and drama.
This was a really cute scene HAHA please watch it, I promise it’ll stir some emotions in you.
And if you’re wondering why they’re shaped as such:
It really has nothing to do with body image stereotypes – Sadness is shaped like a tear drop, Joy is shaped like a star, Anger is shaped like a brick and Disgust is shaped like a broccoli (the h8 against this vege is strong in this movie HAHA). As for Fear… “tall and thin like a nerve”, Google says. (Their new logo is not sexy by the way) Read an article about this woman ranting about this body stereotypes the film is imposing, especially on the minds of young children, and she received many hate comments and backlash HAHA I tell you the comments section of every single thing you read (if applicable) is really fascinating.
I think for me, the main emotion driving my system would be Sadness. And no I’m not some emo punk kid. Aiya go and watch the movie!!
My telegram picture — can I say I really love this application and the stickers they provide?
My favourite is definitely the cactus series. SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!
And after posting a screenshot of my sister sending me triplets (Dae Han, Minguk, Man Se??? IDEK) stickers on tele on Twitter, some friends were too shy to talk to me and asked closer friends to get the stickers from me HAHA. Can don’t like that????? Can talk to me?? Sian.
HAHA but jokes aside Im truly enjoying this so much more than WhatsApp – the amount of people using this is considerably less than those on Whatsapp and I love it. I don’t know why but I do.
Oh but back to the picture I really love Inside Out. I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t watched it. But I just want to tell you I loved it thoroughly. It’s more meaningful than Frozen if I have to admit it. If Frozen taught me to love my sister, Inside Out taught me to understand my sister’s mind – and it’s true, everybody has a different emotion driving their brains and it’s fairly obvious for some. There are definitely co-drivers la but yes. I love Inside Out.
And because you’ve lasted so long, you deserve a little treat.
It’s not as tiny as 1:12 scale dollhouse miniatures, but it’s a miniature version of the really popular Tupperware bottle.
I am so in love with it – only meh thing about it is, it can’t be opened.
But then again why do I need to open it?!?!
Mum got me the big life-sized version hahahahaha I love you mummy.
Okay time to get back to work, it’s been great spouting nonsense here :)
I hope you guys are doing fine, press on, 50+ days to go to the real deal.
Time is flying so quickly.
I want to give all my friends a hug and a kiss.
By the way I think I found a new hobby…………..
Collecting baby photos.
I am creepy as heck but YOU were so incredibly cute when you’re little.
Please send me some photos.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OK BYE