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Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Although my finals are just around the corner, I decided to put aside some time for play (lol) and visited Artbox on its opening day today! It opens at 3pm and lasts all the way to 11pm, so we went around 3ish 4 only to realise it was raining. Thankfully Bayfront is exactly where Marina Bay Sands Shoppes is, so we managed to do some window shopping and I snagged this scented three wick candle at $15 from Bath and Body Works. Woop!

Eventually the rain slowed to a drizzle and we made our way to Artbox, only to realise that it was extremely jam packed with people and it was almost impossible to walk. Everyone was just inching slowly forwards or backwards, struggling to stay with their friends or families. Jostles, nudges, brushes - you could literally feel almost everyone who was shuffling past you because you barely had any space to breathe. Wearing flowy clothes? Forget about it looking nice - it'll just stick to you because you'd be perspiring buckets and there isn't enough space for your clothes to billow out in the wind.

We managed to find this nice churros stall which sold thai milk tea too ($5 for the churros, and $1 for the milk tea add on) but the queue was a total turn off. I'm not even sure if I should be calling it a queue because it was merely such a jumbled mess with a large crowd just swarming the stall and no one was actually properly queuing, so it was all banking on how well you manage to make your way to the stall front and eventually shout your order before anyone else could. It took me around 25 minutes in total to get my churros and drink - not really worth it when you're just shoulder to shoulder with the people around you in the hot sweltering sun.

We ultimately got the heck out of there because the crowd was way too much to bear - not before I managed to snap some quick pictures at the front near the stage before we left in a hurry (haha).

The concept is just an atas version of a pasar malam, with music blasting out from speakers and fairy lights strung across the stalls - definitely a place to visit if you don't mind crowds and would like that perfect instagram photo after your visit to ilight. But if you are like most of us who cannot stand crowds and overpriced food items, just give it a miss. You're better off visiting the local pasar malams in the neighbourhoods.

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last day of school
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

With that last presentation done, it was official: it was my last class and I am done for the semester!

... Apart from finals, of course.

Ugh, cue the (attempted) studying.

This semester has been such a rollercoaster and was honestly way better than my first semester. Seeing that I was taking mods which is extremely reliant on friends because of group work, it was inevitable to mix with new people and getting to know others better. Because of that, it felt like my social life just shot up sky high and suddenly it was all so happening.

I also had a dance performance in the earlier part of this semester and I am still so grateful that I went along with it! Because of it I finally got back in shape (lol) and made new friends as well in hall (!) which makes me really want to stay again in the next academic year :)

Such a crazy semester though. And with finals looming... I just can't wait for the much-needed three months holiday.

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piers and boardwalks
Saturday, March 25, 2017

I'm not really sure why I'm so drawn to piers and boardwalks.

Is it the scenery that expands before them?

Or is it the soothing crashing of waves that fills my ears?

I used to have this irrational fear of falling. Falling into the water, into the sea - into any water body, really - because I can't swim. Piers and boardwalks seem like the perfect mediums for such a catastrophe to happen, don't they? A slight misstep and oops, down you go into the threatening waters never to be seen or heard from ever again. But something stirs within me when I'm perched on piers and boardwalks. Suddenly my worries seem to vanish along with the spray of the sea, and I have never felt happier and more carefree in what seems like forever.

If you are lucky, you will manage to spot a seagull or two (at least, in Singapore) and admire the vast horizon that lays beyond. How is it that such a magnificent sight happens daily before us, and yet we spend so little time appreciating such geographical wonders?

It is when you realise that the world is so, so incredibly large and you are just one tiny human.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

deep inside, we are all broken.

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