In the midst of exam preparation … feeling fidgety, unmotivated and regretful for not consistently working hard last term. But thankful for friends and sisters who entertain my keesiao snaps and texts, and Xr for both being crazy wimme and also keeping me sane!

Just wanna share this song I’m playing on loop as I tackle fucking management accounting and financial calculations! LOL how apt that the artist is SBTRKT which is pronounced “Subtract” #deep

I’ll be back soon … with recipes (banana bread! oatmeal!) and pictures taken with my newly acquired Nikon EM (hopefully!)

Happy 1st anniversary to Toasting.Co, happy 2015 to yall and have an abundant year ahead! X

I want my lips to blister as we kiss

do you find yourself obsessing over a band/performer’s songs after seeing their gig? currently looping this track. I started listening to more (of & often) wild beasts after I knew I was going to see them open for the National. I had most of their albums but only listened to hooting & howling—which is still one of my favouritest songs ever—because I found it kind of difficult to go through their albums. I’m so glad I got to listening to the rest of their songs! their latest album Present Tense is pretty easy to get into so I would recommend this album. it’s good too—my faves are Mecca, A Simple Beautiful Truth, Palace, Pregnant Pause and a few others… but now Bed of Nails from Smother takes the cake. I love the quirky tune and chilling lyrics. it’s so frickin’ catchy, lemme know if you get hooked too x

oh and I must add—Wild Beasts and the National are so bleeding amazing live. it’s so exciting to hear Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming (WB) sing live because they have really interesting voices. was so frickin’ ecstatic when hooting & howling started filling the O2 because I was told they don’t always play that at gigs, and since they’re only opening for NTNL i already prepared myself for disappointment, but alas! THEY ANSWERED MY PRAYERS *u* hehehe. and the National were super cool live, they interacted quite a bit with the audience and were so thankful and humble it almost made me cry. the setlist was great as well, ahhhhh would definitely want to see both bands live again!

This morning I woke up feeling proud of myself that it was only 9.46am, but that happiness died off within seconds as I realised that Daylight Savings had kicked in. I’m thankful for the extra hour today, but I’m still pretty pissed because:

1. The sun sets at 5 now—as if getting dark at 6 wasn’t bad enough?!?!

2. Honestly that sole reason is enough to keep me pretty pissed lol.

Ok end rant. I suppose I should then wake up earlier in order to catch daylight…dear body will you please do this for me? On a brighter note, life’s been pretty sweet lately:

– School’s manageable! I’m lagging behind some lectures but I’m still surviving, still somewhat motivated
– Having fun with people I hang out with
– Sent off BlackRock app this weekend—crossing my fingers!
– Feel myself getting fitter with more trainings and a #getfitordiecryin buddy
– Having #breakfasteverydamnday, no lies man I just don’t Instagram them because I cannot wake up early enough to make them look nice, and also because I am not very creative and eat similar stuff…
– Learning driving—I hope to get my license by Spring! Hehehe
– Trying all these fun, new recipes, buying health food from the organic store, shopping at the butcher, making homemade pesto, milkshakes etc hehe it’s amazing to have housemates with similar tastebuds
– Cooking communal dinners once/twice a week. Claire & I cook while the boys take turns to wash, how convenient & PERFECT?! We get all the fun from cooking and they get to eat yummy food at the attractive, unbeatable price of cleaning up wahaha
– I FINALLY GOT MY ROOK PIERCED!

Super looking forward to the coming week because Sain’s delivery is coming tomorrow with shitload of DRINKS & MIXERS (Hendrick’s, Belvoir, Pimms, Passionfruit cider AND MOAR), because CHVRCHES, because LONDON, because HALLOWEEN, because XR & I ARE HOSTING OUR FIRST GUESTS (4 of them—OMG!), because NOTTS WINTER GAMES…NOTT lol idc coz I’m not involved this year

What’s left to do:

– Get Christmas plans all settled
– Send off more applications
– Buy a camera maybe…

So yeah my week/end’s been pretty swell, and I’m super looking forward to the week ahead, hectic as it may be! How’s your weekend? x

Not sure what to blog about but really wanted to share this song 1998 by Chet Faker so I thought I could do a list of things that made me happy this week ^_^

Firstly, Chet Faker. Found out about him on Laneway 2015’s lineup and I haven’t been able to stop listening the past week! Super chill, makes me wanna stay in my room all day and zone out lelz

TV Show: Parks & Rec. Too adorable!!! So much love for all of them❤

Burning: Capri Blue’s Volcano / Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Volcano’s sweet, fruity while Wood Sage & Sea Salt’s herbaceous, grassy … kind of clean-ish, with a tinge of sweetness. Love them both ALOT. Xr isn’t a huge fan on WS&SS though so I burn it when I’ll be home mostly alone, which makes my alone time so bleeding amazing. Even cleaning the room was enjoyable today HAHA. Good scents have such a huge effect on me!

Ok that is all hehe it’s Friday and I’m looking forward to a good, restful weekend. Have an amazing one whoever’s reading this!

Don’t take my word for it
Just look at me to know that I love you
Don’t take my word for it
Just look at me to know that I do
Look at me to know that it’s true

I love this song, and all of this album so freakin’ much! I really really really hope to see them live when they tour Europe…maybe in Zurich, then I’ll get to explore a new place too hehe. 

I think this is my absolute favourite though—

Girl, you’re just a child
Falling in love

Girl, you’re just a child: A heartbreak

but honestly I don’t know. Every song is so good.

I’m back home hehehe my last post saw me whining about exams, and saying I’d write again after my papers. It’s been a month and I haven’t updated even though I really should have because I’ve had so much time in Nottingham heehee whoopsies.

Sooo after exams, I spent two weeks between Notts and York before flying home to Sunny Singapore. Went to York for 2 days, it was amazing. It’s so rich in history, they had a frickin city wall. Apparently it’s from medieval times?! Food was bleeding good too, huge shoutout to Amadea for hosting me and bringing me/us around~ ^_^ I loved every minute spent there, would definitely return.

During the two weeks in Notts, Xr and I hosted our third guest—Xian Jie. He was a pleasant guest. Went for No Tomorrow, watched a bit of football, Coco Tang some nights, and hmm what else…oh I remember cooking meals for them and watching a lot of Mad Men while they were DOTA-ing days and nights away, ha. Hwach Boiz will always be Hwach Boiz.

UPDATE 5 AUG — Oh boy it’s been a month since I saved the draft LOL fek. Cannot even remember what I wanted to write about.

Let’s start by logging what I’ve accomplished this s l o w summer:

1. Caught up with Mad Men—finally. Can’t believe there are only 7 episodes til it’s over for good. Been having Mad Men withdrawal a bit the past few weeks

2. Spent lots—I mean LOTS—of time with people I love, especially myself lelz, doing things I couldn’t be happier doing. So far being funemployed’s pree good! But I pray next year I won’t have this luxury anymore plspls I really need something productive to do! I’m starting early to increase my chances. Like now. Been listing down Internship opportunities and working on apps, what’s left is just completing them, crossing my fingers real hard and firing them off.

3. GSS *u*

4. Caféhopped! Ate too many waffles, drank too many cups of coffee. Happy belly.

5. Zenning and sweating my bum off at Yoga Movement. I CAN DO A CROW NOW! Just a little but still! I remember trying it the first few times and never being able to get both feet up at the same time, and now I can hold like ~2sec. Teehee!

6. Experienced first—hopefully last—stomach flu ha. Thank goodness it’s over! Just had chicken rice today nomnom

7. Celebrated lots of birthdays, mostly twenty-firsts. Happy to be put in their lives.

8. Pinned rooms, bathrooms, furniture etc. So inspired! Honestly very stoked to move in to our new place! Staying with XR (ofc!), Claire and Yilei. Happy living in a house with a proper oven and bathtub days ahead :’)

I’ve been really happy and optimistic this summer, super thankful for everything and everyone I have, and especially grateful to my parents for supporting this bum of a daughter /sheepish/. Several things I’m looking forward to:

1. BKK getaway!

2. Penang food trail

3. More yoga and precious time spent with loved ones.

Okie that’s about it for an update, teehee. Stay gold x