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Sabbie Tay.
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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— 1 month ago with 64369 notes

So… University in Singapore has started, and its the time of your life when you’re free to be independent, make decisions and choose the path you’d wish to take. The feeling of having so much onus on yourself is truly daunting, especially for my case when nothing is set in stone yet. 

Truthfully speaking I’ve been enjoying my NUS experience, predominantly shaped by USP. (Still hate the fact that its overcrowding, which is like #1 reason why I wanna go abroad). But underneath all that, I still have tons of decisions and dilemmas to make. :( 

1. Local vs Overseas

2. MOE vs NUS 

3. FO vs House Capt vs COGL

4. Blast vs Synergy vs both

5. Macbook or not :(

And amongst all that, I am already taking more than I can handle (and actually enjoying it! as usual hahaha), 2 IFG sports, connectuition, teaching tuition outside, CCAs galore haha sighpie sabbie tay when will you ever learn. 

In any case, the USP experience has rly proven to be amazing, and I truly do enjoy a multi/interdisciplinary environment for learning instead of science-ing everyday :/ decisions decisions decisions!!

— 1 month ago

Day 6 in Japan! :-)

Visited osaka castle early in the morning, and the history behind this monument was rly smth formidable. It started raining halfway hahaha so we went to seek shelter and then pedo at the cute kids heh, as well as the adorable doggie!!!

Went to Umeda and omg somehow we just managed to find an amazing teppanyaki restaurant that was so cheap and SO GOOD w teriyaki spaghetti, miso soup and beef!!! :-)

Then went to the Ramen museum in Ikeda, learnt about the history of cup noodles through interactive displays and then got to make and design my own!!! It was super cool, designing my packaging and then doing all the adding of ingredients etc etc myself!! :-)

Went for amazing sushi for dinner 😘😘😘

Went back to the hotel, changed and headed to SPA WORLD. Great themed experience. The spa area was Greek themed for June and it felt rly serene to soak in the waters there. Plus I also went for like the salt sauna etc!! Super value for $$ :-)

Got back to the hotel and started packing my goodies heh.

— 2 months ago
You’re insecure, dont know what for :(

More backlogs to clear:

  1. Japan Day 6,7,8
  2. SD Kenshu
  3. USP Camp
  4. Pathlight Youth Day
  5. Diner En Blanc
  6. Staycation with Daniel!
  7. USP Rag (officially pulled out from Science Rag im sorry!!), and dinner with Azarya. And more on USP RAGG
  8. More dates w D
  9. MOE Interview
  10. Homecoming

Currently, overwhelmed by thoughts of going overseas bcuz its actually happening soon. Going for my 2nd EHA soon, and I secretly hope they do give me the EMS, if not then I’m okay with the O one :( IDK SIGH. Rly loving some of the USP friends I’ve made, and rag has been crazily fun (and relatively slack compared to other facs, but i think we still gna own man hahaha). Been up and busy, I dont feel like I’ll have time for this space anytime soon SO BETTER CLEAR THE BACKLOGS :( 

ok xoxo, hope everyone’s doing well!! 

— 2 months ago

Damn good Chirashi don.

— 2 months ago with 1 note

Japan Day 5, spent in Kyoto. I think the .jpegs speak a great story alr, but it’s a pity that I can only upload 10!!!! :(

Anyway, apart from the torii gates, which are like a few hundred thousands of them set on top a mountain. So really, you’re actually climbing a mountain while admiring the torii gates!!! But of course, it took a toll on us when we reached mid mountain and just couldn’t climb anymore OMG.

After that, took the train and spotted some super adorable japanese school children!!!! Naww :-) went to this tennoji temple I think, that I’ve been before so I didn’t rly go in, but accompanied my cousins on another TORTURING CLIMB. Before that, we had delicious udon and ice cream along the streets :-)

Then we walked even more, to the 一街 and 二街 or smth hahaha and saw rly beautiful architecture :-) at that time I also saw this girl whom was from raffles and whom I found on Instagram, was in Kyoto too!! Mutual friends + stalking HAHAHAH. Felt quite funny.
Did a bit of shopping along the way, and then we walked to Gion!! (Geisha territory), before that we had Starbucks hahahah. Anw a pity we couldn’t see any geisha there :(

Headed back to the hotel and that’s about it!!! oh. I had the best Chirashi don ever for dinner yeah man.

— 2 months ago

Fushimi Inari Shrine

WHICH IS SO PRETTY IT WARRANTS 10 photos on it. ❤️❤️❤️

— 2 months ago

Japan Day 4!

The start of our adventures in Kyoto :) it was such a magical place, cultural and filled with beautiful sights that seemed to come right out from a postcard.

We took a 1hr train ride from Osaka to Kyoto (and have I mentioned how awesome it is that the Japanese install wifi in their train stations??), and arrived at Arashiyama which is basically a town/street with lots of street food, souvenir shops and all things Kyoto. The main highlight was of course the majestic Arashiyama bamboo forest which as the name suggests, is a forest of bamboos!!! So pretty right :) nature at it’s best!!! It was so crowded so nice pictures were slightly difficult to take, but somehow my family managed to find this place to take photos hahahhaha.

The shopping was great as well, Kyoto products and delicacies. For me, I bought an iPhone cover made in Kyoto and hence is probably one of those that nobody has in singapore hehehe yay. There were also hello kitty shops and many souvenir shops to pique the interest of tourists. After shopping and dining at Arashiyama, we took a taxi down to the Golden Pavillion as it was starting to drizzle! The cab fare was super cheap btw! 600¥ so about $7 odd

The Golden Pavilion itself was also very majestic and the history of it dates back to 1300s, and even with war and strife in the past, the Pavilion was not destroyed and stood tall till today! Every detail of the structure is v intricate, especially the bronze Phoenix above it hahaha.

Spent some time walking around the entire historic area before taking a taxi down to Kyoto station to check out the Kyoto tower and taking a train back to Osaka! Then we went to the shinsaibashi and dotonbori streets near our hotel to shop and eat yay :-)

— 2 months ago


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), dir. Wes Anderson

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— 2 months ago with 6330 notes

"They were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship."

Felt as though this depicted the lack of love leading to my personal rat race and pride, possession and competitiveness since primary school. Your environment shapes you. But now that the environment has changed, and rediscovered, will things unravel in a different way?

— 2 months ago
Thoughts for the day

Had a really really weird dream today. Its morally wrong and stuff oh gosh what has been creeping into my brain. :( Also, have lots of backlog to clear. 

Need to blog about:

  1. Japan Day 4,5,6,7,8
  2. SD Kenshu
  3. USP Camp
  4. Pathlight Youth Day
  5. Diner En Blanc
  6. Staycation with Daniel!
  7. USP Rag (officially pulled out from Science Rag im sorry!!), and dinner with Azarya. 

Today I woke up at 12PM, talked to D, read up on my NUS stuff - modules and what not, planned my schedule, will go shop for assessment books for new tuition kid, teach tuition kid, go home and prep for other stuff! 

On another note, I’m actually pretty excited for University life, it seems really exciting but extremely daunting at the same time :( Feels like I haven’t been studying much, apart from learning Italian (for a short period, which I should really get back to), and teaching my kids, but university is a whole new ball game altogether :( Just looking at my WCT module, and feeling all sorts of OMG, bcuz there’s just so much writing to do and sighpie idk i just dont feel ready hahaha or maybe its bcuz I haven’t gotten my stationery yet. In any case, I really hope all goes well! 

In other better news, MOE finally replied with a ‘send me your documents’ email. I guess I’m enrolled into the second cycle since I got referred to them so late :( Hope all is well! Will start on my interview prep. Till then!

— 2 months ago

Things I’ve been up to but completely forgetting to blog about. And my tumblr is so messy right now with all the backlogs and shit omg :(

First photo from 14/6/14 after I touched down from Japan, went to sleep and woke up at 11am to go for Scholaris! So blessed that D woke up to send me there and fetch me home from it as well :’) The event was pretty alright, made friends and met Azarya house!!

Second photo was from 15/6/14 when I went over to Daniel’s to pass him the gifts I got for him from Japan, pass gifts for his brothers and food for his family! We nua-ed at home to watch About Time which was a very heartfelt movie that made me tear from the relationship between Father and Son, while the quirks of the relationship between the couple were rly hilarious heh. We both learnt a life lesson to truly live and appreciate each moment :-). Then the entire family and I went to Cafe Melba for lunch and it was such a feast!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

The next day, I went to NUS to settle some stuff and we headed to the Trick Eye museum after that yay :-) it was a truly eye opening experience and we had so much fun taking goofy photos! We didn’t start off that great cuz of miscommunication and cuz I thought he was upset w taking photos, but this boy is always so loving that he just gives a forehead kiss to apologise even if he wasn’t in the wrong. :) we had so much fun! And were rly awkward with photo taking haha since it was just us but it was a good time. Dined at Astons after that and we were so thankful we went early, cuz the queue for the museum was so long after that!!! (Since it was 50% off day)

On Tuesday, we weren’t supposed to meet cuz I was gna teach tuition and stuff, but it was quite sad cuz it was the last day of his block leave ;( once again, the universe worked in our favour and somehow my kiddo just wasn’t at home hahahha (turned out that the family was overseas and didn’t tell me?!!) so D and I met for Udders hehehe. We took a long night stroll after that, going crazy holding hands on the pavement and it was a beautiful night tgt before block leave ended :’)

The next weekend: 21/6/14, we decided to have our long awaited book date!!! Headed to Kinokuniya at bugis after running all our respective errands (TMVMT interview for me and logistics shopping for him), to read and buy books with our free vouchers hehehe ($250 worth!!!) it was just a joy sitting at our little corner, reading and sharing our thoughts about what we read, introducing favorite books to each other and reading to each other. I love how books enable you to be immersed in a whole new realm, learn new things and be able to share it with the one you love :’)

He sent me to Bedok after that, where we met my mama and had a drink tgt hehe and then I went to meet my homies for supper!!! It was great catching up :-) and I honestly haven’t eaten at bedok 85 before despite it being only a 5min walk away from home but omg we over ordered and couldn’t finish cuz of Kfh hahahaha but all is well, food was good!! Then they came over to my crib to ransack my baby photos hahahaha it was a great night, miss y’all friends ❤️❤️

Next morning was breakfast with D before my YWD meeting and DSA 3 BBQ meetup!! I had so much CHICKEN WINGS that weekend I felt so protein overloaded omg hahaha. But I love chicken wings 👍👍

Apart from that, also met Jinyu recently hehehe on 1/7 to catch up after not meeting for pretty long due to our respective commitments :( thanks to her, I got to leave daiso at peace with myself hahaha after making so many decisions. We had dinner at my place and caught up over food and transportation heh, really love how honest we can be with each other, truly a bestie I wanna keep and tie to myself forever :-)

— 2 months ago