Thursday, 29 December 2005

Tagged: Nicc, this is for YOU!

Hola Everyone... Sorry I haven't been blogging lately, but have been super busy! With the end of school, applying to Unis (sorta), writing cards, hanging with dear friends!, work work! But now, I should be doing school work, but decided to answer to Nicc's Tagggg instead. Didn't know what it meant to be tagged, but seems like I have got to tell u a few weird/random things about meself? I am not sure if all the random things about myself have to be weird.... but I will try to think of something creative to say.... actually, i probably wont come up with much, cause as i type this, i can't think of a single thing! This is stressful Nicc. I wanted to de-stress. haha.

1. i wont copy 'japanese fashion' (e.g. dress over jeans) but i will if anyone other than japanese people are also doing it. - that makes me sound like i am a horrible anti-japanese person, but i'm not. i like being japanese and am proud of it!

2. i could eat hainanese chicken rice everyday for the rest of my life - i dunno if that's weird! i could eat it everyday, every meal... as long as it's the steamed one (not roasted), and it's from lucky plaza or far east

wait, how many things am i supposed to come up with?

3. i can cry watching Lost.

4. i dun really like make up... and i think on average (without shows) i will wear it only 10 days in one year.

5. it has taken me like 20 mins to come up with 5 random things about myself. that's weird.

Sunday, 4 December 2005

Only One by Marc Harshman. Illustrated by Barbara Garrison

So I began teaching English to children about a month ago, early November... And I am really enjoying it actually. It is draining at times, especially having to tackle uni at the same time, but I am loving it! Anyway, I thought I would share with you, my favourite children's book at this moment! I think it is super deep deep. It is called Only One by Marc Harshman. Unfortunately, I can't show you the illustration by Barbara Garrison but they are great (and they make the stories less sad!)

There may be a million stars,
but there is only one sky.

There may be 50,000 bees,
but there is only one hive.

There may be 500 seeds,
but there is only one pumpkin.

There may be 100 patches,
but there is only one quilt.

There may be 12 eggs,
but there is only one dozen.

There may be 11 cows,
but there is only one herd.

There may be 10 cents,
but there is only one dime.

There may be 9 players,
but there is only one team.

There may be 8 horses,
but there is only one merry-go-round.

There may be 7 peas,
but there is only one pod.

There may be 6 jewels,
but there is only one necklace.

There may be 5 babies,
but there is only one nest.

There may be 4 wheels,
but there is only one wagon.

There may be 3 musicians,
but there is only one trio.

There may be 2 ropes,
but there is only one swing.

But the best thing of all,
is that there is only one me
and there is only one you!

More Pictures from our night out with Chris!!!

Sunday, 27 November 2005

Christina's Birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) at the Peppermint Cafe


We had a FANTASTIC dinner at Peppermint Cafe in Kichi. THAI FOOD which was SUPER delicious! We had a great time taking photos after that as well, didn't we? hahaha. The two photos on the top were taken after dinner! with me holding a cam TRYING to get us all in! In the first one, u can JUST see Birthday Girl's EYE! Sorry Chris! hehe.
Anyway, sorry these photos were late in appearing on my blog, but the last week has been work and work and school and school. Aiya! I can't wait till these mid terms are over so we can all get together properly again! Where should we go to next?

Saturday, 5 November 2005

In Another Life

Everywhere you go, is everywhere I've been
You finish all my sentences before they begin
And I know if I look in your eyes
It's like I've seen you before about a million times
In another life, in another life, maybe
In another life,
You must've been mine.

Wherever you go
You're always here

Wednesday, 26 October 2005

When it all began

Blogging. When it all began, it was so easy to blog everyday... And although u were exposing yourself to the whole global community who has access to the internet, u don't feel like u are being too expressive or too open about your life. But something in me has changed and I don't feel like blogging every single detail of my life anymore! So i haven't blogged in the past 2 weeks or so since Schiz left. I have been recuperating as well. (Still missing you like crazy though) In my (hopefully) final year of Uni, I am excited but scared. I think more excited though. Finally, I think i am going to try to live up to the dreams that I have held on to. I think it's one of those dreams that are SO extreme, that are close to impossible to happening, that u don't have to feel humiliated if you don't get it. So i am going to put every inch of my soul into it, and try to make these crazy dreams of mine come true. In the process of doing that, I hope to make true another dream of mine that involves some'thing' that began 6 years ago. The passion is still burning, and it doesn't look like it's going to extinguish anytime soon. Anyway, thought I would let my buddies in Sing know what I am up to. Miss you all very much, and hope all is well. Though I hope to see you all soon, know that I am well and healthy (sorta, bit sick right now!), and very very happy, despite being far away from most of the people i love!

Saturday, 8 October 2005

"Don't Need The Sun To Shine" - Perfect 10 Days

Disneyland, Disneysea

Tocho, Kugayama, Roppongi

don't need the sun to shine to make me smile
don't give if it's dark outside
cause i got you

and though the rain my fall
no i won't care at all
cause baby, i know that i got you

don't need a rocket man
to help me touch the sky
i don't need to fly a plane
to get this high
don't need to hitch a ride
when i could run a million miles
yes i would, just to see you smile!

Odaiba, Water Bus, Asakusa, Imperial Palace

Thursday, 22 September 2005

Disneysea Pics that I have not posted!

I went to Disneysea Tokyo on the 27th of Aug! It's been ages, but I forgot to post the pics! So here goes... My Dad and Mummy. Me. Mar and I on Carousel, Mar and I with Disneysea. Mar and Mummy. Dad on Carousel (Kei in background). Kei. Mar

Saturday, 17 September 2005

Ghibli Museum

Yuka, Me and Aya

On the 15th of Sept. I went to Ghibli Museum near Kichijouji/Mitaka with Yuka and Aya, and it was a lot more interesting and fascinating than I expected it to be! I really shouldn't have any preconceived notions of anything ever again! I regretted them the moment I walked in, really. We spent about 3 hours there. Toku shitane!

Anyway, Miyazaki Hayao is the artist on display in this museum. He has illustrated and created for movies such as "Tonari no Totoro", "Majo no Takkuyubin" and "Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle"... but I swear, although some of these movies are bloody fantastic (i love the first 3!, and they are unfortunately the only ones i have watched), it doesn't do justice to his works.... I think it does to an extent, but not completely. I mean, his drawings are just beautiful (there was a gallery consisting of four small rooms, all walls covered in drawings!)... and what's more I just was bewildered by his research behind every single drawing... The photos he has taken, and collected in a scrapbook. The poems about Love, and about Sin, quotations by Popes, Shakespeare, Wilde, are all part of the research that goes into each and every moment that he illustrates... It was incredible. I mean, the guy reads book after book about gardens, aquariums, horses and the way they move, he has an encyclopedia on PERSPECTIVE, and about colour, and in French, Japanese, English.... Anyway, a lot of people I know respect him, and have respected him for many years, crediting his genius... But I only just really discovered the qualities of this guy the other day so I needed an entire blog entry to go on and on and on about him. He is an amazing artist, and I am a new fan club member.
P.S Yuka and Aya in the Jungle above!

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

The Perfect Grand Slam Part 2

Okay, so I am back... and bewildered by today's unfolding events.
I was blogging and beginning to tell you just how I was starting to realise the void that has been created by the absence of my close friends who left for the States and for England recently... And then moments after, seriously, right after writing that sentence, Ayako was standing on my doorstep, and my mum was laughing behind the kitchen door. I was INCREDIBLY surprised. Surprised at the fact that yes AYAKO was standing there, but I think more by the fact that my mum is SO good at keeping a secret from me! (probably not, Ayako did good!) I think today did show how far wishful thinking really takes you! Because I really wanted her to be back! and ta daaaaaaaa... I am awfully lucky, because I know that this month is going to be the best month this year, esp. with Schiz coming soon, and also with the perfect grand slam that just passed.

Two of my FAVOURITE players took home the US OPEN trophy this year, and it was worth waking up early morning to catch them. CLIJSTERS - my favourite player for years now take home her 1st grand slam! She inspires me TO DREAM. TO DO YOUR BEST. and TO KEEP ON FIGHTING NO MATTER THE ODDS. Seriously!

Photo is courtesy of

And then there is Federer who I also love. He is truly unbeatable. And although I know some ppl were seriously cheering for Agassi (particular Gill right D?! hehe) I was incredibly happy with Fed taking home the trophy once again! You gotta agree with me. He deserves it, fair and square.

Photo is courtesy of

This summer thus far has been perfect for me. I saw my closest friends in Sing, I hung out loads with my family (right: hanging out with my sis at Disneysea), a friend I said goodbye to came back (even if only for a day!), and T.L.O.M.L is coming. Today I caught up with Ayako, and I did good in Dance (YES). Tomorrow, I am meeting up with more friends to chat, to catch up, and also going for lunch with my grandparents. I don't know what the few days after that will bring, but I know that it's going to be good because September 2005 is going to be just like my perfect Grand Slam not like September of 4 years ago. We all have our times of ups and our moments of very low downs. I hope that all of you are well and having plenty of ups.

The Perfect Grand Slam

So it's almost been a WHOLE MONTH since I last blogged, which is a really long time actually... There is no excuse for it really, as I have been doing nothing much except for watching the news, sorting out music, surfing for part time jobs, emailing, doing some reading, and watching tv... During my time away however so much has happened, both personal and on a global scale, both good and unfortunately bad.
On a personal scale, it is beginning to sink in more and more that two of my good friends have indeed left Japan, and there is somewhat a void because of that. OKAY MAJOR BREAK! Ayako is HERE! AYAKO. IS. HERE.

SO I am going to be back later!

Wednesday, 24 August 2005

Sachiko Leaving Soon to the States! (back in a year right?!)

For ages I have been trying to update my blog with the pics that I took with us four gals on the 20th at Odaiba but it didn't work so I am SO sorry that I didn't manage to post them before you left Sachiko. You have been an awesome friend the past 2 years, and I hope that you have a great time in WISCONSIN! Remember us and write often alrighty?! Have a blast!
Chris - I hope that u have a fantastic time in Hong Kong with Aya when she gets there as well!
Yuka - Let's go out!
Chris, Yuka, Aya: Kondo 4 nin de ganbarou ne. 4649

Tuesday, 23 August 2005

A Little Game





Match the people with their feet/shoes!

Answer: a=Sachiko, b=Chris, c=Yuka, d=me

Monday, 22 August 2005


Us then... 3 years back? Us now.

Singapore 02.08.2005 - 18.08.05. My 16 days in Photos. Let me take you on my journey, Finale

Memory after Memory in Draycott TowersRisa and Nic in D's fantastic car!

Risa and I far far away
the last I saw of Singapore.... dramatic pause... TILL NEXT TIME!

Reuben u idiot! (D's burnt arm)