Tuesday, October 21

Tuesday Tune

Maybe if I spent my time more wisely, I'd have less to complain about. And perhaps if I stopped relying on others, I'd be better off too. Because then I can't fault them for all that's not right in my life.

Out Of The Woods - Taylor Swift

I like the chorus! I'd say it's enchanting. Though I'm thinking that's not the best word to describe it.

I'm off to Taiwan next week, so I spent some time planning my trip last night, and as I also have a trip to Korea due in December, I'm supposed to work on the planning too, but I noticed that there are way more detailed reviews of travels in Taiwan than Korea which makes planning for Taiwan much much easier!

Apparently my hair is more blonde than it used to be. I wonder if it time to re-color it a shade darker again, but then I should save that sum for other stuff like my expenses overseas.. Hm.

I'm now reading The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, essentially my last book of this series. I've finished David and Goliath, Blink and Outliers. And I am looking for new owners who may want to take them over.

Funny that I'm still coughing slightly. This bug has been around for long. Too long.

And I've just realized that throughout this entire year, or by the end of this year, I would've experienced the four seasons in different countries! Japan in spring, Bali + Philippines + Thailand + Singapore in summer (ha, this probably doesn't really count but let's just roll with it), autumn in Taiwan, and winter in Korea! How cool is that? :)

Alright, gotta scoot to lunch now with the ex-colleagues! xx

Friday, October 17

Time Waits For No Men

I wish for you to know that. "Was going to" and "Should have" are not things I particularly wished to hear. But if I had the power to control what should be said and should not be said in this universe, then life wouldn't quite be what it should, would it?

I do however have the power to control how I choose to react to things I hear. That, will make a difference.

I am a bit angsty today, perhaps for simple reasons such as not being able to follow through with my plans. Perhaps I am a little disappointed with myself after all. That last one can go without the perhaps.

Still undecided on a tonne of things. Frustration and sadness goes hand in hand with this one. And I guess I only have myself to take it out on, because no one deserves to take the blame for things I ultimately decided on. And same goes for all future decisions.

Maybe I am having a difficult time trusting my own judgements at this point. Maybe that's why. Either way, I trust a capable girl like myself will find answers eventually. It may take awhile, but you'll get there girl, baby steps. Baby steps.

Thank You - Roy Kim

Thank You, for everything regardless. Lovely song hey? Absolutely love it.

At least I had cake today. And too much food, too much good food. I'm feeling stuffed. xx

Thursday, October 16


Raindrop - IU

I'm not really a rain person. But I'm thankful for it, least it clears out the haze somewhat each time. And I randomly stumbled upon the song (if you don't already know I am very much a Kpop person), thought it was really really nice!

So, I've been feeling a little under the weather, and the past couple of days has seen much of my planning for the coming days go down the drain. By factors that are quite beyond my control. I was pretty bummed about all the plans that have gone down the drain, but I guess many things in life are blessings in disguise.

Like how rain is not my favourite thing, and yet it cools the weather down and eliminates the haze. Well, you get what I mean, sorta kinda.

Friday tomorrow, TGIF! xx

Tuesday, October 14

Just Look Beyond The Clouds

The Sun Is Rising - Britt Nicole

This is beautiful.

I really like it when close friends call me Ai. And I think I know why. It's a term of endearment, my daddy is typically the only one who calls me that. I've come to realize that when people call me just by that, it feels like we're family.

And that's why I like it, very, very much. =)

Monday, October 13

Monday Tune

Yes, You - Standing Egg

Yay, I think I am feeling better. Finally. =)

Saturday, October 11

Little Miss Sexy Voice

So Goodbye - JongHyun

This sore throat has evolved into a full blown flu now. I can take it two ways. One, I'm on the road to recovery - though it feels like I am far from it. Two, I am getting worse.

I think I'm just gonna remain positive about it.

I've got a tonne of things I want and need to do. But I can't focus. =(

Friday, October 10

Not That It's Remotely Important, But

The Courage To Love - Wanting

There are a few things I regret.

1. Not getting that black fleece jacket (which was on sale).

2. Not getting that black "relaxed" pants that made me think of super-comfy-airport-fit-which-will-keep-me-warm (which also was on sale btw).

Darn it.

Thursday, October 9

The Withdrawals Are Serious With This One

So I am back from Bali with a nasty sore throat. It really hurts. =(

Here's a random photo of me at one of our dinner choices in Bali - Warung Wahaha. Noms! It was scrumptious, and frankly, quite well priced too (having checked my credit card bills this morning with the confirmation after the conversion rate).

On a sidenote: I always wondered why restaurants would put what ended up on our dinner plates as their mascots.

I believe this trip made me love Bali a lot more than the last trip I had. Perhaps because this time, we decided to stay put in one place and not do the touristy thing of trying to see the whole of Bali and get stuck in tortuous jams. We did get scammed by one of the taxi drivers to dinner though, I hope he lives well with the money he got off us. I mean so, in the sense that I hope he's not using that money to do drugs or buy cigarettes but instead to send his children to school or to buy them a nice meal or two. One can only hope.

What did I do this time, you may ask? We took surfing lessons and had a great session with our instructor from Odyssey Surf School, we had our daily foot reflexology massage at this place which I can't recall its name, we ate good food and dined at some really pretty places including The Deck followed by drinks at Potato Head Beach Club. And we stayed at the very orangey themed Harris Hotel Raya Kuta which is a bit of a distance to the beach but I guess that's how we managed to stay within the budget for accomm. They do have the most comfy beds and pillows though!

All in all, I loved the surf session, which was meant to be the highlight of the trip anyway, I wished we had the energy and determination to go back the second day but alas, we just couldn't get ourselves to. Saving it for a "next time" for sure.

In the meantime, I need a replacement throat.