Journey of all sorts :D

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Posted in Daily life, Random! by Aggy on October 29, 2009

It has been a long time since I blogged. My apologies.

So yeah, I’ve been in Australia, in particular Perth for quite a while now… since July 25. Haha. For university of course!

Why did I suddenly feel like blogging?

I know I’m being rather sentimental here but today is the last day of my teen life. Yeah, the last day I am nineteen… Tomorrow I will embark my journey on twenty and a whole decade of twenties. Right, actually it is just another day but I can’t help but take note of it.

To those who don’t know, my 18th birthday was sucky. 19 was pretty ok. 20… well, I am celebrating it overseas. So will be my 21st (sigh!).

I don’t think anyone here in uni knows about my birthday though. Perhaps it will be a really quiet affair between the calendar and I. LOL right I should stop sounding as if it is something sad.

I haven’t had a birthday cake for years and I really crave for one. To those who get cakes during their birthdays and grumble about them, eat your cake sheesh. Haha.

Here’s how I intend to spend the last day of my teen life: Went for tutorial in the morning, ate a bit of food so my stomach wouldn’t grumble, did laundry and here I am, typing this before I continue with my assignment. Thereafter I will be baking something for a surprise dinner party tonight. No it is not my party. Someone organised it as her boyfriend would be leaving Perth this Sunday so it is kind of like a farewell gathering as well.

And the day I turn twenty: I will wake up in the morning for tutorial, come back and have lunch, go for another tutorial, return to my room to do assignment and then go for combined cell at night. There you go, pretty hush hush. Perhaps receiving wishes from Facebook yeah that’s about it.

I will be treating myself to an art performance this Saturday evening and Nandos with my friend. YAY NANDOS HAHA :P That will be the gift for myself I guess.

As to major events in my last teen year aka 19… :
* My group had a Fail grade for one project (the last semester in poly) – Bloody hell, it pulled down my grades!! And in my schooling life, I rarely had the F grade. I can even count them with just one hand! Hey, I am a good student :P

* Went backpacking with Car to Japan for about a month!!! That was one of my dreams in life. I saved up for 3 years to finance my own trip. I decided I wanted to do it when I was 16. What a memorable experience it was! Definitely more backpacking trips to come… I am already saving up for… perhaps New Zealand? I have no clue. Saving up is good anyway.

* Graduated from poly. I didn’t go for the ceremony though, I think I could not make it… I really can’t remember. I got my certificate, that was all it mattered.

* Applied for uni in Aus (I have to thank my parents for allowing me to study here). I wanted to study in Melbourne (always wanted to go there) but there was nothing on offer that I really wanted so here I am in Perth.

* Climbed Gunung Datuk in Malaysia. My first mountain trekking in Msia. :)

*Went for NUS Rovers Adventure Camp. It rocked!!! Love you all from Erebus!

* My last Semakau guided walk and landfill tour before I went to Aus.

* Here I am in Perth to start uni! YAY

* Lotsa enjoyable experiences in Perth… too many to list :D

* My first relationship, I learned a lot from it haha. Learned a lot about myself too. It was an experiment as well as an experience. Nah, I’m not the sort that goes looking for one… if it comes then it comes. If it goes it goes. Go with the flow! I am still young! Anyway, I can say I still prefer singlehood and my freedom!!!! :D

* Met lots of cool people… again too many to list :))

* 19 was not bad, it was quite fun actually!! Rollercoaster ride~

Okay.

I should blog more often. Sorry to those who visited my blog but were disappointed to find no entries. I really promise to blog… even though school will be ending next week :P and I will be returning to Singapore thereafter. November 14!

I really miss my family and friends, plus the food… and some places (SEMAKAU!). Do I miss my country? Hmm, perhaps the shopping, conveniences of late supper (although I don’t really have the habit of eating supper) and the transport efficiencies. I MISS MY RADIO AND PIANO TOO!!! Music <3 Oh, my food recipes too :P

Hmm………… I really need to continue with my assignment.

Ciao! :)

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turning point

Posted in Random! by Aggy on July 6, 2009

I’ve to admit, I will really miss many things here… especially people… when I leave Singapore.

I did a facebook quiz (you know, the results of others posted on your home wall and you do it as well) and can relate to this result. One of the times when I really thought about a quiz result.

Who is your guardian angel?

Ariel means “lion of God” and is often associated with lions. When Ariel is near you, you may begin seeing references to or visions of lions around you. (err… okay)

Ariel is also associated with the wind. (I like the wind :)) Ariel works closely in conducting manifestation, spirit releasement and Divine magic. Ariel also oversees the sprites, the nature Angels associated with water. Ariel is involved with healing and protecting nature, including animals, fish and birds. If you find an injured bird or other wild animal that needs healing, call upon Ariel for help. Ariel also works closely with Raphael to heal animals in need.

Archangel Ariel is known as the Angel of Healing and New Beginnings. (sounds cool) Ariel shows you how to feel and see the energy of life. (that’s nice) Makes you more sensitive for unseen, nature spirists, elves, laws of nature.

He brings to you the message that you have to learn to let things go when they are not working good for you anymore. Destruction of things that are toxic and overwhelming for you.

(this is the part which I can really learn and relate to) End is a natural thing, every end is a new beginning. Nothing new cannot start without letting the old go. Its The Wind of Change.


I enjoy changes… can’t stand a mundane life. At some point in your life, I’m sure you’ve thought about death. To me, death is just like what the quiz result has pointed out… every end is a new beginning. Perhaps I’m religious when it concerns death but I believe in eternal life, that is going to heaven to join God in his paradise after you leave your physical temple.

But as I’m living, I’m still struggling with letting things go. When I was 16, I experienced the biggest failure of my life (to date)… not doing well in my studies (hence not studying what I wanted) because I gave up and did not try hard enough. It was the lowest point in my life and I was kind of depressed for a few months, on and off. Certainly not in my character to be depressed. I’m sure others had experienced worse things but that’s mine. I’ve not had my heart broken before so I don’t know what it’s like. When my turn comes I’m sure I will feel that it’s just part of life. An optimist’s look at it is that hey, at least you’ve experienced heartache once in your life than never!

I guess that ‘failure’ made me more determined in life to do what I really want to do and work for it… for dreams are not impossible though they must be realistic to some degree. It is through life experiences that we learn and realise things… then we become wiser because we know more.

It is not easy for me but I must learn

to let go……

Moving on is easy! :P

Durian

Posted in Random! by Aggy on June 22, 2009

June!

It is the durian season.

Just last Saturday, I was in luck and had the chance to eat fresh durian at Pulau Ubin.

It goes like this…
As we were walking along the road, we heard ‘THUD!’. Of course, we could not miss this great opportunity and Ron went to get the durian, cut it open…

And we savoured the delicious durian. Muahahahaha~
Hen did not like durian but alas, she tried a tiny bit too. (she still dislikes durian… uh oh)

Just today, I also ate durian found in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve forest!! Oh my… kampung durian. Singapore durian!

Yummy :P !!!

I want to eat durian with my family before I leave Singapore in about 32 days!

Durian happiness.
Durian cream puff.
Durian, just pure durian.

food & personalities

Posted in Random! by Aggy on June 15, 2009

I love to eat pretzels…
although I seldom buy them from the supermarket. The last time I bought them was probably a few months back.

This is not to be confused with Auntie Anne’s big pretzie.

I read from somewhere that they are a healthier alternative to potato chips… but as in all cases of food, moderation is key.

Nevertheless, it’s not the main reason why I love pretzels. The shape of a pretzel is definitely more interesting compared to potato chips.

This reminds me of Table 4.1 of Chapter 4: Consumer personality and self-concept, page 103  from my Consumer Behaviour book. This book was used for my Retail Shopping Behaviour module in Year 1 (wow that’s more than 2 years back!). I’m typing this down so I can refer to this page in the future :P

*Random: I love this book a lot and it’s one of my treasured books, so much so it still can pass off as a new book!*

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So… what’s your snack type and personality traits?

1. Potato chips – Ambitious, high achiever, impatient
2. Tortilla chips – High expectations, conservative, responsible
3. Pretzels – Bored with routine, intuitive, lively
4. Snack crackers – Rational, logical, likes to be alone
5. Cheese curls – Fair, loves order, conscientious
6. Nuts – Easygoing, calm, empathetic
7. Popcorn – Modest, takes charge of things
8. Meaty snacks – Trustworthy, generous

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Here are some of my really and very stupid conclusions about the above snacks and should be taken only with a pinch of salt… seriously… I mean, take it easy! :

1. Potato chips peeps – If they are heavy eaters, they are really inclined to getting high blood pressure… they take in a lot of sodium/salt… and stress yikes!

2. Tortilla chips – These chips can be quite hard to eat after a while… your mouth feels tired after biting and biting… just like how you need some effort to convince the conservative that this ‘wonderful idea’ is worth looking into.

3. Pretzels – Since I love pretzels, I’d totally agree with the routine part. Routines are boring and make your life dull but they are part of our lives.

4. Snack crackers – Snack crackers are boring in my opinion unless they are dipped into something and anything like Nutella, cream, milk… whatever. Dip yourself in something… get yourself involved in some activity!

5. Cheese curls – Cheese! Eat in moderation… or else after a while you can be sick of the taste… or the order/laws.

6. Nuts – Calm and easygoing? So much for being ‘nutty’! Just kidding :)

7. Popcorn – They do look like ‘humble’ food… when popcorn is made, they go ‘pop pop pop’ and no one can stop them!

8. Meaty snacks – Definitely not frivolous!

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You can also check these articles out: http://www.ayushveda.com/dietfitness/snacks-and-personality/

and http://www.buzzle.com/articles/food-cravings-and-your-personality.html

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Out of the so many pretzels in the bag, I chanced upon this one. It’s not broken but a unique one! And I’ve still not eaten this particular piece.

pretzel1

pretzel2

pretzels3

Eating pretzels have never been that fun! :)

Hahaha… okay, I’m just bored and am taking a breather after blogging my nature walk… and before blogging the next one.

facebook quiz

Posted in Random! by Aggy on May 12, 2009

Yes yes, I need to pack my room!! *nagging to self*

But before that… let me do a facebook quiz. haha
Random note: Sometimes I wish Facebook isn’t all about quiz quiz quiz. :(

I was about to log out until I saw this one and since it has only one question, why not? :)

What your birth date reveals about you

Okay I’m sure you must have seen this type of quiz numerous times but this one’s pretty good, in my opinion. I’m born on the 30th so here goes…

Your birthday on the 30th day of the month shows individual self-expression is necessary for your happiness. You tend to have a good way of expressing yourself with words, certainly in a manner that is clear and understandable. You have a good chance of success in fields requiring skill with words. You can be very dramatic in your presentation and you may be a good actor or a natural mimic. You have a vivid imagination that can assist you in becoming a good writer or story-teller. Strong in your opinions, you always tend to think you are on the right side of an issue.

Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Joseph Stalin were born under the number 3.


I can’t imagine life without expression! Come to think of it, I think this shall be my 2nd favourite word after ‘experience’. Vivid imagination… I dream a lot (seriously!). Ahhaha… the last sentence reminds me why I can be stubborn (or even obstinate) at times so being opinionated can be my downfall and I’m aware of that.

You can try it here: Quiz