Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Time can't erase a feeling this strong;

"Never steal, lie and cheat. But if you must steal, steal my heart. If you must lie, lie in my arms. If you must cheat, cheat death so we'll grow old together."

Everyone of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.

But inside our heads, there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like a library.
To understand the workings of our own heart, we have to keep on making new reference cards.
We have to dust things off every once in a while, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases.

In other words, we’ll live forever in our own little private library.

There’s a lot of things you should make back up plans for, but love isn’t one of them.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Little dreams of mine, of girls.

"I was told, the average girl begins to plan her wedding at the age of 7.
She picks the colors and the cake first.

By the age of 10, she knows time, and location.

By 17, she’s already chosen a gown, 2 bridesmaids, and a maid of honour.

By 23, she’s waiting for a man, who wont break out in hives when he hears the word “commitment”.
Someone who doesn’t smell like a Band-Aid drenched in lonely;
someone who isn’t a temporary solution to the empty side of the bed;
someone who’ll hold her hand like it’s the only one they’ve ever seen.

While I walk down the aisle nervously, like a 5 foot promise, I will put on a smile. A smile so big you will see it on google map.

When the pastor asks if I take my man as my husband, I will say yes before he finishes the sentence.
I’ll apologize later for being impolite.
But I will also explain to him, that our first kiss happened years ago.
And I’ve been practicing my “yes” ever since.

When people ask me about my future husband, I don't really know what to say.
But for sure that I know,
His eyes are the only Christmas lights that deserve to be seen all year long;
he would be a someone who loves to laugh, even at the silliest joke;
he would be terrible at lying, because he is one kind soul.

I tell them
If my alarm clock sounded like his voice
My snooze button would collect dust
I tell them
If he came in a bottle
I would drink him until my vision is blurry and my friends take away my keys
If he was a book
I would memorise his table of contents
I would read his cover-to-cover
Hoping to find typos
Just so we can both have a few things to work on
Because aren’t we all unfinished?
Don’t we all need a little editing?
Aren’t we all waiting to be proofread by someone?
Aren’t we all praying they will tell us that we make sense
He doesn’t always make sense
But his imperfections are the things I love about her the most

I don’t know when I will be married;
I don’t know where I will be married;
But I do know this,
Whenever I’m asked about my future husband
I would say … He's the best thing that has ever walked into my life."

Friday, 18 October 2013

Switch by Timbre

Switch by Timbre
73 Bras Basah Road #01-01/02 Singapore 189556.
Conveniently located beside the Singapore Arts Museum and Bras Basah MRT Station (Exit A)
Tel: +65 6336 7739

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 6.00pm - 1.00am Friday & Saturday: 6.00pm - 2.00am Sunday: Closed

Yes, I was there some time back before ah xun flew for his exchange.
We had the urge to go karaoke back then!

Aww, I'm missing this group of lovelies already.

I personally prefer Switch to Timbre. Probably because I listen to more Chinese songs than English ones, I find myself more comfortable at Switch! Or maybe it was just the company for that matter :)

I heard that reservations are possible but it has to be made way in advance to avoid disappointment (Only 50% of their seatings are available for reservations!).

Anyhow, that lady above sang pretty well.
Yes, I love ladies with thick, husky type of voice. That type of voice inflict some sort of pain naturally, at least for me. And I will never be able to sing that way (Probably why I look up to people who have that type of voice naturally).

I remember chatting with a friend on the topic of local bands. 
There are a lot of talented musicians here in Singapore, and so I rally hate it when people say there's no talent here. Talents don't necessary mean that they make it big somehow out there, that they are popular and well-received. 

When you attend festivals like Baybeats and Mosaic you get to hear awesome bands! The freshman is one of my favourite! Atlas is another. 
Local bands are good. They just lack that exposure and support. Or probably because we only have such a small market here. One has to risk to another more established music circle overseas in order to be more successful. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Saladworks @ JEM


JEM #02-19
50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549
Contact No: 6225 5536

Although there isn't any crowd when I was there (or almost nobody), I guess it's not because they dont have that reputation. In fact, Saladworks offers a "fanatically fresh" menu of America's Best Salads, great wraps, soups, and fusion and panini sandwiches.

Perhaps, Singaporeans still prefer Hawker/Foodcourt food? Okay, I'm saying that for myself!

You can choose to customise your own salad to control calories in take.

I felt that the whole building was too cold in general; I was shivering throughout the meal.

There is so much fibre for that meal I felt that I was too healthy; guess what happened to me the next day? Hahaha.

Yes, I'm not a fan of salad, or anything raw in fact. So for me, I find the salad a little too pricy. But if you are one of those who are on healthier meal, it's a must try!

I was still a little hungry after, so went to look for cookies!

I'm so in love with this place, the smell of the cookies just melted me. I could stay there the whole day, it just makes me feel good and happy! 

My first trip to JEM then.
(So now you know how long this post was >.< )

& a desert at IMM to end off the day!

IMM #01-48
Contact Tel: 6897 0282

Maybe my day was affected by something a little that day. I didn't enjoy this bowl (which was recommended by a lot) that much. Maybe it was just my mood that was affecting everything else. I will head back when I have the chance to be fair to them!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant

Bespoke Japanese Vegetarian Dining

Location: 91 Bencoolen Street, #01-50 Sunshine Plaza
Contact: 63377050
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am-3.00pm & 5.30pm-10.00pm

Duck with Mushroom
I find this way too salty and sweet personally. 

Green Tea Soba Set 
I love love love this set, every bit! :D

P.S. This is an old post.
Other than Herbivore, this is the only Japanese Restaurant I have been to.
I still prefer Herbivore to Bespoke, but their is still excellent (except to be more cautious of their salt level - same for Herbi!)

And I haven met this group for a long long time.

All of us are heading in different directions; it's as though we were forced to distant because of the different goals and purposes we have in life.

But I think otherwise. To me, we don't have to meet everyday to maintain a good, strong relationship. It's precisely that we do not have much time to meet up that we should then treasure every moment we have for one another.

Yes, I have been thinking a lot about relationship these days - from romance, kinship to friendship. I will probably do a post soon when time permits. But just like what I have shared with my close friends, I need a long break. A break from everything else. I need to go overseas, cut myself off from everything else.

I have always wanted to travel out alone, myself. A journey without a destination, no plans, no agenda, no one to account for. I need to sort out my thoughts. It has been overwhelming, and somehow I know I'm confused deep down.

Dearests, I miss y'all. How have y'all been? 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone.

"I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

I have also realized that getting lost in thoughts and in physicality is a beautiful thing. Over the years, I have learned that losing yourself and finding your way back makes the experience that much better. No matter what age you are, when you have a problem, or what that problem is, just go for a walk or drive and get lost. You will have sorted out your mind and troubles by the time you find your way back.

There is no better time than now for you to allow yourself to be happy. It is time to embrace yourself and all that you have to offer. Be alone; give yourself the chance to learn about yourself, expand your soul and allow yourself to grow. Enable each chapter of your life to help you become a better you. Press forward, putting one foot in front of the other, until you are finally so overwhelmingly confident that you can look back, and see that you have climbed mountains."