It’ll be 2011 in about 24 hours! How exciting. It’ll be my last year as a student. 22 years as a student, pretty scary to think of myself as being part of the ‘work force’.
What are your New Year plans?
My friends and I just hauled ass (yesterday) to book a (scarcely available) hotel room in which we can all comfortably ring in the New Year without having the problem of having to squeeze onto public transportation / struggling to get a cab home.
What’s been happening lately:
- Adorable God Daughter is adorable and 13months old. She’s so soft and fluffy!
- My entry for Fever Avenue’s WIYB3.
- At the behest of my parents and my terrible roots, I have dyed my hair back to black.
- Finally gave in to my long-standing obsession with hoping I can carry off bangs.
- Trying to decide if I look okay in bangs or if I hate it.
- Unable to decide, shall leave it to tomorrow.
- Ate at Arbite at Serangoon Gardens, at the recommendation of my friends over at cravingandwanderlust. Nice little place, reminds me a little of Food for Thought. Good place to just chill out with friends though.
- I had the pappardelle served with mushrooms and parma ham. It was deceivingly filling, and at $19.90, I thought it was a tad pricey, but not too bad. Salty, creamy, love the generous load of mushrooms, very garlic-y.
- Also shared “My Wife’s Chocolate Cake” served with a side of vanilla ice-cream. Very chocolatey and very satisfying for the sweet-tooth.
- Didn’t bring a camera out, photos via cravingsandwanderlust
- Spanner in my grad-trip plans. BUMMED.
Another backdated outfit shot. Thrifted navy blue blazer, MNG skirt, black satin slip, thong sandals, Pulp Fiction canvas bag. The great thing about this whole outfit is that every item in it cost less than SGD30. I like the subtle mix of textures from the blazer and the skirt too. I like to think that a casual dresscode at the outfit would make this a good work choice for the Summer.
In other news, the progression of my hair colour. Where it stands now:
A cut & colour later, here I am.
I went to visit my dad in the afternoon; he’s out of ICU and now in the Highly Dependent ward. Breathing still hurts for him, but being out of ICU is a sign that he is getting better.
I had a dream the night before his operation, that he had died, and I woke up crying, with tears on my face. It was weird. Today, I saw a blue car on the roads and looked in, half expecting him to be driving it. Then I realised that wasn’t possible at all.
Anyway, take care of your health everyone!
More about Vietnam to comeee
Life has lately been a Count Down to many things.
A Count Down to my trip to Vietnam, with only a carry-on backpack to fit all I need. A Challenge. 4 Days.
A Count Down to when school starts. 2 Weeks.
A Count Down to when I graduate & the rest of my life. 12 Months.
It’s scary when you realise that you’re no longer 18 and that you can’t put off thinking about exactly what you want/need to do get to where you know you want to be (in my case). If you still don’t, you’re just going to have to wing it, or take things as they come.
Time waits for no man.
In the midst of all this counting down, is my reluctance to let go of my coloured hair. I didn’t realize (till I was looking at some old photos) that I’ve had this blue-purple-pink hair for more than a year. I’ve grown somewhat attached to it, perhaps as my own personal symbol of a more careless, carefree lifestyle; it’s my middle finger to the typical “get a good, stable job in an MNC, settle down, be practical, be sensible” sentiments that’s too often paraded around as if it’s the only option. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but it’s not what everybody wants.
So, one last rendezvous with Blue?
The rebel in me is finding that idea more and more attractive by the second.
I’ve been receiving alot of comments from friends about my hair ; mostly, they are incredulous at the colour or rather, spectrum of colours that it is now. Most of the time, my pictures don’t really show the true state of my hair too well, so I took some photobooth shots of my hair.
I shall now take the opportunity to explain that:
1) I had bleached it, and dyed it blue
2) The blue fades, and becomes violet. That’s why some parts are still blue and others (the tips especially) are violet. I am not sure how my hair-dresser achieves this because most of the time, I don’t actually know what she’s saying to me, but I trust her.
3) I do not dye my hair every X days to make the colour change. That is financially and hairwise impossible, since all that dying would lead to dead hair and I’m pretty sure, a damaged and potentially bald scalp
I don’t actually know what colour it will turn to next, but I want to stay a Violethead for as long as possible. With violet hair, who needs accessories?
Anyway, outfit shot accompanying the hair shots. Hmmm, I told you guys I really like the mesh top. Makes a great layering piece, paired up with my kiddy belt from the 90s. I’m wearing a satin lace slip and dark highwaist denim shorts below, with Dr Martens on my feet.
Hello one and all.
The past few days have been somewhat eventful for a recluse like me. E’er since I retired from school events, and since part of my social network have left for Exciting Europe (sorry, just felt like making some alliteration), I confess to becoming somewhat of a lone ranger. It does not affect me solely, as I have been comforted by another friend of mine that she too finds herself spending more time at home than in school these days.
In my school, that is somewhat of an anomaly. However, I do think it’s a somewhat healthy change, not spending so much time in school.
Besides, I actually find being the ‘lone ranger’ quite alright. It is nice being by yourself sometimes. And you do save more money by eating lunch at home. And it is good as you get used to going for classes alone, making chit-chat with others and meeting new people (although since we are all either seniors, or of different years, there is less urgency on both sides to make friends. You don’t force it, in that sense). It is forced independence, I suppose. Not everyone will start their careers, good friends in tow with them to the workplace. With more time, I find myself taking up new opportunities outside of school. Money-making and experience-gaining opportunities.
I will see how it goes with those!
I do however feel guilty to my friends whom I may not spend as much time with and so I will make a greater effort to be more SOCIABLE.
Anyway, that’s not the point. The point is, in the past few days, I have:
1. Gotten the flu
2. Gone to Geylang on a failed trip to eat and look-see. The sorta interesting thing that happened was that whilst at the ATM withdrawing cash, the man next to me had somehow forgotten to take his cash (which he had withdrawn). All $540 of it. Luckily he forgot his receipt as well, so after walking around infinitely trying to find a working cash deposit machine, disagreements and a bus-ride later, the cash was re-deposited into his account. I probably could have left it there and the machine would have swallowed it again right? But the man behind me looked like he was gonna gobble the money up. So yeah, visit fail.
3. I decided that my roots were really in a state of great disgust to all who laid eyes on it. Including myself. So, I booked an appointment and got my haircut, and re-dyed BLUE for the last time. The habit is too expensive, and damaging to my hair. 2 hours after I first stepped into the salon, the deed was done.
4. After the haircut, we went to Chomp Chomp for food. I think this is more a foodporn post for those who miss some good ol’ Hokkien Mee, Sting Ray, and Sugar Cane Juice.
Another one of my slow but steady Chinese New Year acquirements.
A throwover mesh top perfect for layering.
Also, I like his hair. It looks like it’ll be real fun running your hands through it. All poofy like. Yum.