Saturday, 30 August 2014

Holiday Resolutions, Cantonese, MOF Briefing

So today the main event of the day was to return to school to attend a MOF briefing (by The Christeara Programme)~ It's a student conference trip-like thing where you travel to places like New York, Denmark, Australia etc to learn more about their politics/environment/society there and yes, it's as smart and challenging as it sounds like lol.

I went to attend the briefing because Rebecca, Kylie, Amelia and Audrey were also interested in it. Tbh I wasn't really keen on it because politics are not my area of interest and I'm not so big on attending interviews and lying through my teeth about volunteer work and stuff, yeah :/

I would love to do volunteer work like the TCP Empowerment camp I attended once though - the kind where you go into deep sharing sessions about how to strive to be a better you in life and putting the past behind you and just becoming a new person. It really helped me when I was going through a bad self esteem phase at that time and I cried everyday I was in that camp, lol. I really want to help others like that. I want to reach out to youths like myself and tell them that everything's going to be okay because I made through what seemed like the darkest part of my life and made it out okay.

And even now, sometimes I find myself struggling without faith but then I just have to remember that I'm always overworrying and stressing myself out - especially on things that definitely need not be stressed over. Traits of an INFJ I guess @__@ But yeah, I would love to do volunteer work like that. So far I haven't had an opportunity to do so but!!! Hopefully in the near future.

I was actually planning to work during these holidays but then I thought it over and I really wanna do something enriching with it~

So here are some plans. Resolutions!

  • Wardrobe sale! I will clear out my wardrobe again and sell the ones I never wore / rarely wear! I might put them up on this space or on eBay or somewhere, idk :D I just have to figure out how to efficiently weigh them and gauge the shipping fees first >< I know I have a shit TON of clothes to sell, though.
  • I will (hopefully) get some guitar lessons! I haven't had any formal lessons and I stopped touching my guitar this year bc lack of practice / time and I forgot how to play all of it again. Anyway self-teaching clearly isn't working for me because very little is coming out of it, lol. I just wanna start all over again~ I don't want professional lessons though! I just wanna learn how to play simple Taylor Swift songs :p
  • Cantonese! I really want to pick up this language (or dialect, if you so have it). I'm a Cantonese myself and I really want to be able to speak it, because my dad speaks it and his family speaks it and my mother understands it, so >< I really want to be able to be more in touch with my roots & be more fluent in more languages~ The past few days I've been spending time learning the basics and making a notebook for it, though. I hope from here on I can only improve! I ((attempted)) to talk to my parents in Cantonese today and they passed me a handful of Hong Kong dramas and were like, go watch it, you'll improve faster, lololol.
  • Japanese! I finished my third semester learning it and I'll be starting my fourth next semester~ I really want to improve on it in my own time! I really want to be fluent in Japanese~
  • Speaking of which, me and Niko just recently signed up for a Japanese interaction session on the 9th of September! :D Next, next week! We'll be interacting with a bunch of Japanese students coming from Tokyo I think? and it'll be so much fun. Well, I convinced Niko anyways lol. It'll be a whole day program thing, so :0 I can't wait! Gonna communicate with them in my limited Japanese and hopefully improve on it by the day's end~ And maybe find a few Gazette fans, maybe, kekeke >>
  • Kind of a random thing, but I've been thinking a lot about improving my Chinese vocabulary as well... I'm Chinese so obviously I already know how to speak the language, but I've stopped lessons for it years ago and I'm just so scared that me using English more often these days is making me lose touch with my mother tongue :/ I feel like getting a ton of Chinese vocab handbooks or assessments for fun, lol. I really want to be fluent in many languages, see~
  • So I got Rebecca and Amelia to sign up with me for a Career/Resume Preparation Workshop kinda thing on the 15th of Oct, just because I feel like I need to do more things during this otherwise mundane holiday >>
  • Also, meet ups with lots of my friends that I usually don't have time to meet up with T___T I miss them all so much
  • I have a bunch of tumblr likes saved that include lots of make-up tutorials, hair tutorials, etc. I think one of my main goals currently is to improve on my fashion style and make-up (I feel like getting back into make-up >>) and being more gyaru-oriented like I used to be. I miss being pretty~
These are the few I can come up with now! I'm pretty sure I have a ton more :D

Also the past week I've been reading up a lot on studying in Japan because I really want to be able to do that after graduating Mass Communications in 2015... I would love to just be able to study in Japan for a year in a language school because that's the fastest way to brush up on your Japanese and just bask in their culture and everything all at the same time, right?! Plus of course it'd give me easy access to their fashion and... jrock concerts >> No surprise there. I'd really love for it to happen, but I don't really see any available scholarships for Japanese language schools (for Singapore) and the ones that are provided are related to studying in universities (the monbukagakusho scholarship) which means I have take entrance exams which are English / Japanese / Math for the humanities side. I'm fine with taking Eng and Jap ones, but I'm not so sure about Math :/ Math has always been my achilles' heel, though I'm certain I can do average in it if I study for it -- but. I haven't touched it in what seems to be two years now, and I'm studying Mass Communications (completely literary and English). So I doubt I'd do well in getting that scholarship (plus I heard the math exam for that was hard!)

Funding a year on your own to study in Japan is hard because last I checked, dormitory + language school would cost around 20k at least. Then you'd have to factor in your plane tix, your everyday expenses, your eating/shopping etcetc and at this rate I doubt I'd even be able to enjoy life there when I'm busy counting how much money I can afford to spend per day????!??!! lmao. I figured I'd have to get a job first and work and save to study for a year there, but then that means one year passed where I could have been studying :/ And I would really love to study things that I like rather than work tbh.

So all these googling eventually just made me roll my eyes and turn my thoughts away and just concentrate on the fact that I'm going to Japan next year in March for Gaze's live~ Plans are already made, I just need for Gazette's live dates to be announced -__- But yeah, defo going to Japan then. And for two weeks at least!

I really hate thinking about the future, and I hate thinking about all my inadequacies and this and that and how I might not get what I want :( I just want to be able to do what I love and study what I want when I'm young and live a fulfilling life, you know >>

But yes. Anyway, it's late and I need to sleep and I'll probably study more Cantonese tomorrow~

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

S.E.A Aquarium

lmao so I went out with RPG group to the S.E.A Aquarium today! It was a fun experience. I don't think I've ever been there before, and even if I did I don't know if it's the same aquarium lol. Anyway I've been to my fair share of aquariums so xDD;; they all look the same to me, oops.

Anyway, met up with these lovely ladies at HarbourFront to head off to the aquarium :3 They had a 1 for 1 ticket sale thing going on thus why we grabbed opportunity to go there on this fateful day~

But first, my #ootd ehehe

My #ootd for the day! I've been aching to wear out a monochrome look forever~ Also the filter I put on this photo makes my hair ombre so much clearer and it's gr8 ;~;
I love the way my hair falls in this photo~
Black Moral shoulder bag + Circle Sunglasses + Sephora Lipstick
And now, on to the photos of the actual "excursion" we had! :3

(Photos all courtesy of Audrey, who says I illegally distribute her photos lololol)

Us on the travellator being nuisances
This photo makes me want to kms because... horrible 13 year old flashbacks of when we used to do shit like this AHAHAHA 
So firstly when we entered the gates of the aquarium, we passed by this ship-trading-thing-exhibit. We ended up going for a typhoon experience!!! lololol we basically sat on this platform with bench seats and just... watched... the screen. Meanwhile Rebecca and the rest were busy shipping the guys in the screen/ship, thx. Anyway we got water splashed on us ahahaha fun times

Ship before the shipwreck, basically
Giraffes and Rhinos and stuff. They stored it all in the ship!!!
Look at us being so fascinated by the shipwreck...
Cute starfish
...Which Audrey later edited into this
They later went to touch the marine life and stuff but I didn't want to ahahaha I'm a wuss ;~;;;
Colorful colorful
We also saw dolphins which were the cutest thing ;~;; They were putting on a show on the other side and being fed by paid audiences 
We also saw a ton of jellyfishes and Audrey says this one looks like me because of my hair -__-
Eventually we reached the really huge aquarium with creepy/fantasy-like music playing in the BG!
We just stayed there for ages lol. And they ended up making a whole High School AU out of the fishes in the aquarium -__- "Imagine the fishes all in highschool and having cliques" wtf. Also there was this manta ray who kept backflipping... non-stop... consecutively for us... wtf

Us watching the fishes ;~;; I love this photo
Rebecca's reaction face that I will use in response to every situation from now on
Me under the spotlight pretending to be mysterious lol
selfies in the dark w/ Audrey~
my lipstick looks demonic here lol
We found this really pretty fish T___T
Me looking at a shark lol
With the group! 
My own iPhone shot of the aquarium :3
Later on we stopped at Candylicious on our way home and the rest got some candy~

Turquoise/purple/green/pink/grey colored (and more!) M&Ms!
That's all for today, much jokes were made and it was a happy day <3

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

End of PR exam! D'Good Cafe + El Patio

Today I finally finished the Public Relations exam!!!! YESSSSS.

Truth be told I couldn't arsed to study it very much in-depth because it is one of the most boring modules ever (ask anyone in Mass Comm and they'll tell you the same), but I'm glad I still forced myself to study it lol. The exam went... fine, I guess. Not too worried about it~  I think I made mistakes here and there but hey, what's life without mistakes right, ahahaha. I hope I'll do fine anyways!

Anyway, this marks the end of half of my Year 2. Just one more semester and then I'll be in my final year of Mass Comm! Time is passing too fast.

Here's my look for today. Yeah, yeah, generic outfit, whatever :~D

I love cropped tops. Half my wardrobe is probably full of them lol

Crop top: H&M
Denim jeans: Denizen
Boots: Espirit
I went out after the exam with RPG group (Audrey, Amelia, Kylie, Rebecca, Sarah, Beth) again and Ky brought us out to D'Good Cafe at Holland Village! It was my first time there because I don't go very much to cafes, despite that being the teenager trend these days lol. I find cafes too expensive and not worth it in my opinion ;~;;; Also maybe because I'm biased and I love Swensons restaurant's pasta the best ehehehe. But yeah, I don't mind going out every now and then to cafes with friends~

I had a Meatball Linguine pasta thing that costed $15.50~
A Chocolate Mousse cake that costed $8 which I shared with Rebecca. It was good (~ ̄▽ ̄)~
The cafe's food was pricey to me tbh (to be expected of cafes lol) and the pasta was average. The cake was good but... cake for 8 bucks ahahaha... Oh well, it was a good experience :D

After that Kylie reaaaally wanted to go drinking so Amelia googled up some places near Holland V and we went to El Patio, a Mexican restaurant and wine bar. (Disclaimer: I don't drink!)

El Patio at Holland V
I love the graffiti on the wall!
The place El Patio was at was among a whole street of other restaurants and wine bars, so we had lots of choices to choose from lol. Apparently El Patio had a $7 special for margaritas though, so Ky wanted to get that.

So yeah, basically everyone ended up buying drinks except me because I'm a noob, I'm broke and I don't like drinking alcohol content stuff lol. Rebecca ended up going crazy after a few sips of her drink, whaaat. Ky drank until her whole face got red ;~;;; Everyone was still sane though. Except Rebecca, wtf.

Anyway, it was a great experience? I guess? Even though I sat out and was drinking and eating nothing but water lololol. Apparently they wanna drink again during Sarah's chalet on the 9th and 10th of Sep, but mehhh. 

Going out again tomorrow with these girls to S.E.A Aquarium (it'll be my first time there I suppose!) and I expect more adventures to occur~

Friday, 22 August 2014

End Of Comiss Exam!

Today was the end of Comiss (Communication Issues) exam! Just one more annoying exam to go and that's Public Relations on Tuesday, lol. -__-

I'm relatively relieved it went well; the questions weren't too difficult as anticipated. And my days of struggling to study (more out of laziness lol but yeah I'm glad I studied them well) did not go to waste~

I'm hoping I get more than an A for this module, since my current grade for the module is already an A >< But yeah, hoping for the best!!!!! Comiss was enjoyable this semester :)

Me and RPG group (Audrey, Rebecca, Amelia, Kylie, Beth, Sarah) went to have lunch at KFC after the paper ehehehe. Spending time with them is always loveee (✿´‿`)

I also wore one of my new Black Moral shirts out today, the NLSB ~Melting Dog~ shirt ehehehe <3

The day before I went to attend a meeting in school with Audrey and Becca. We went to meet with Mr Siew discussing about the SG50 project we were doing :~) More details later when it's done! (If it ever will at the rate we're progressing lol)

Another BM shirt whoops <3~ My Barbie beanie is from Forever21 :D
Anyway, updates later. Gotta study PR for Tuesday ;~;;;;

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Loot from the PSC fair on Sunday + previous Black Moral collection~

Well, seeing as I'm a huge fan of the GazettE, I started seriously collecting their merchandise early last year~ It's funny, because I've been a fan of them since 2009 and I was never too interested in their merch thinking it wasn't to my taste (in my defence, I was seriously in love with lolita and gyaru fashion back then and Liz Lisa was my go-to Japanese fashion brand lol) needless to say I have a ton of lolita and gyaru fashion clothes rotting in my wardrobe now :/ Speaking of that I should find a way to sell those off now that the holidays are coming up. I've been thinking of putting them on eBay but since I live in Singapore I don't know if international shipping will be too expensive >>

And they're too expensive to be sold at a flea market, so I'm at a loss :'D

But anyways, back to my Black Moral collection. I guess I got really into buying their merchandise when I finally attended their 11th anniversary concert (MELT) and discovered the beauty of BM lol. From then on I was hooked.

Last Sunday there was a PSC fair at Tower Records Shibuya and I found out about it on the starting day itself -__- I saw tweets about it on my twitter timeline, with them posting photos of old Gazette shirts on sale, and was like !!!!! I AM NEVER GOING TO GET THIS CHANCE EVER AGAIN ;; Lol I check online regularly for gazette sales and here they are, having a fair. If I had been in Japan then there is no telling how much I would have spent at the fair itself. >> Unfortunately, I wasn't at the fair. BUT. I LINEd my good friend Benj immediately and she was like, "I'm heading to Harajuku today! Shibuya's right next door, I can just head over." I was soooo happy and thankful omfg. I asked her to get me the two decompo beauty shirts I wanted and any more if they still had any other pretty BM shirts. It was so hard to buy over LINE lmfao I was so excited and screaming at her the whole time (so sorry Benj D:) but yeah, I managed to get some old gazette goods! Brand new too! So happy!

Here is my loot:

Items I got from the PSC fair last Sunday <3! It came with a little PSC pmokun folder :’) 

shirts are from tours:
  • [gama] the underground red cockroach FINAL 

I love them so much! They even had the old BM stickers on their wrappers and labelled each shirt's tour on a white label. So nice >> I still can't bear to throw the wrappers away, lol. For anyone curious, two of the shirts cost 3,068 yen and three of the shirts cost 3,600yen. I think they kept to the original price of the shirts from before, but I can't be sure because the GazettE shirts cost like a bomb now lol. But yeah, I'm guessing in their early days it was cheaper? I was hoping to also be able to get heterodoxy shirts eg the CRUCIFY SIXX one, but ;~;; oh well. Some of these shirts were also the very last in stock! Especially the DECOMPO BEAUTI white one, which made me so so soo thankful .-. I wanted that shirt so much and the one time I managed to find it on sale, it was going to cost me a bomb.

I didn't get the NLSB Melting Dog shirt from the PSC fair, though. I got that from Closet Child about a week back.

Here was my Black Moral collection before the PSC loot:

Black Moral T-Shirt Collection
From top left to bottom right
  • God Save The Heresy FC shirt 
  • the GazettE Black Rules FC shirt 
  • the GazettE Groan of Diplosomia parka hoodie 
  • WACK shirt from MELT final
  • RAD patterned shirt from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour 
  • RAD tweety raglan from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour 
  • red checkered long-sleeved outerwear from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour 

Black Moral Teddy Collection
I laid this out on my the GazettE bath towel from DECADE ^^

Top row: two MADHEAD 10thAnniversary be@rbrick from DECADE final

Bottom row (bear keyholders ベアキーホルダー)
  • pink bear from VENOMOUS CELL tour
  • golden rabbit & bear (i'm not sure what tour this is from, but i think it's TOKYO DOME)
  • pink patterned + black cross patterned bear from MELT final
  • galaxy bear + retro bear from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour
  • leopard bear from CODA final
  • bizzare pattern (?) bear and black sparkly bear from NAMELESS LIBERTY DISORDER HEAVEN tour
Black Moral Assorted Items
From left to right:
  • black/gold shoulder bag from NAMELESS LIBERTY DISORDER HEAVEN tour
  • TAKE ME/homme&femme black case from MELT final
  • stainless steel bottle from MELT final
  • iPhone sound stick things (?) from MELT final
  • WACK towel from MELT final
  • iPhone pastel casing from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour
  • pastel lipgloss holder (with lipgloss inside) from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour
  • black wallet from MAGNIFICENT MALFORMED BOX tour
  • + lastly the two shopping bags from NLDH tour and MELT final

okay, that was a handful to type... 

I should probably take an updated photo of my gazette shirt collection now ;~;; 

yeah, totally don't want to think about how much money I've wasted on Black Moral so far :D but to be honest, buying merch from my favourite band has made it all the more fun now lmao. I love wearing their items out (makes me so proud to be a fan!) and practically almost everything I use is BM?!?!?! Been searching for a good BM bag, though, I'm hoping in their new releases there will be one suitable for me~

Here's a photo of me wearing my the GazettE hoodie ^^

I love this hoodie the most, lol I have so much stories about me buying BM items. I wanted to get it from japan-discoveries at first but it was selling at a really overpriced price that I was so reluctant to pay for. I kept putting my purchase off until this hoodie finally went out of sale and I was like.... WHAT. WHAT. So I thought I lost all hope -- until the GazettE Europe/South America tour happened. I don't live there and it's too far for me to travel to since I'm in Asia and all, but I have friends there who I thought could get it for me. BUT OOPS. NOPE. It got sold out before their turn. :")

I eventually got to purchase this online this year, thank god~ It was again, overpriced, but nah I didn't care anymore. I love this hoodie too much to not own it. :@

That's all for today, wtf I typed so much.

PS: If you want to sell old gazette merch (shirts and teddies especially) that I don't already own, if you message me about it there is a 99.9999% chance I will buy it from you lol

Thursday, 14 August 2014


Eeep. New banner. I'm trying to start blogging again, which I'm pretty sure will 99% fail, but yeah >> Let's give this a go! Woohoo.

Anyway, I was looking through my old photos again (to create a new banner, the old one was lame as heck I almost puked) and oh my god. I miss my old hair!!!!! Also, there's also the fact that I'm pretty much studying designing and serious with all my designing work in school and yet I make all these crappy banners for my blog/online lol. What am I even.

Back on topic. My hair and make-up was on point during my time in Japan, let's be real~

I miss my pink hair so much too!!!! I wish I had it longer/again :((( My short hair also made me feel so spunky, which was good. But I doubt I'll chop my long hair off anytime soon now (I grew it long again over the span of almost a year, okay >>) so... yeah all I can do is admire my old photos -__- Sometimes I can't even recognise myself wtf.

And here's my hair recently dyed at Jason&Sally's for the Alice Nine live in Singapore~

I only ever do make effort to put on make up/look nice for lives, which is ironic, considering they always make me sweaty all after...

So... this was basically a hair post. Again. I keep making hair posts. I'm boring, I know. 

<3 Sally