Sunday, October 27, 2013

trick or treat?

Happy Halloween! Though I'm not really sure what is / are the exact date(s) for Halloween, but I supposed it's around end October, yes?

Well, I'm not really someone who religiously follow the events of Halloween, but don't you think it is an event  / celebration that caters to everyone? :)

So this year, my partner and I decided to go the Halloween event at Sentosa, since we went for USS Halloween Horrors last year. Frankly speaking, it was a total joke! The ghost actors weren't really acting, and they were not at all scary. I hear less screams, less chasing and less of everything. It was a total disappointment. The haunted trails were also a major FAIL!


Regular priced tickets are sold at $66.60, but thank God we only got it at $30 each from a reseller in a forum.

We alighted at Sentosa Beach station, and was greeted by the Ghost Tram. After a good 5 to 10 minutes, we reached Fort Siloso where the event is held. We were pretty excited (at first) as it's our first time here!

There were five haunted trails altogether, but we only managed to visit 4 out of 5 of them as the waiting time for each trail were too long!

We literally waited 2 hours or so for the Shutter trail, which lasted less than a 5 minute walk in a pretentious dark room. Another hour for the Coming Soon trail, which also lasted less than a 5 minute walk in a room that was supposedly to show us the "raw footage" of how the main character died? The Pee Mak trail was the fastest trail ever! Don't even bother queue for that one, unless you have lots of time. And the Body trail was the best of the 4 we went. It was the longest trail with many different smoke effects & surprises!

Overall, it was an experience that I may not want to look forward to in the future, haha! But nonetheless, it was the company that counts. We had fun laughing and teasing the poor acting skills of the actors though, haha!

Till the next Halloween! Cheers!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

my gymnademics experience.

Wow, how fast time flies when you're having fun! I could still remember the first time when I decided to take on a second job apart my full time job while I was working in RP. It came rather quickly as I started work immediately the week after I got interviewed, amazing huh!

Now, it's a memory that I could only remember. It was actually my first time working in an early enrichment centre for kids aged 5 months to 5 years old. Honestly speaking, I wasn't really expecting to stay this long! It was tiring and at that point of time, working 5.5 days a week was no joke! But at the end of the day, the tired feeling does not really matter; what matter the most is the joy in the children's face and the amazing progress that they've made throughout the whole programme.

My favourite Launcher class! 

Teachers' Day present from the cutest Zoe! 
& the twins Zachary & Zavier 

Like the Gymnademics logo, I've always believed that there's always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

and so they said...

You have to take risks.We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the expected to happen.

Every day, God gives us the sun - and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment, that it doesn't exist - that today is the same as yesterday and we will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But the moment exists - a moment when all the power of the stars become a part of us and enable us to perform miracles.

Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment helps us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times and we will experience many disappointments - but all of this is transitory; it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when that person looks back - and at some point everyone looks back - she will have her heart saying, "What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your day? What have you done with the talents God bestowed on you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage; the certainty that you wasted your life."

By the River Pidera I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

pain for pleasure. 

Pain is a pesky part of being human. I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart; something I wish we could all do without in our lives. Pain is sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then, I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a stab wound to the heart, but then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing at our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces. So even though pain hurts, going through it will make you a stronger person.

We are often let down by the most trusted persons and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some makes us cry for things that we haven't done, while some others ignore all our faults just to see our smile. Some leave us when we need them the most, while some stick to us even when we ask them to leave.

Friday, August 23, 2013

hello stranger. 

In life, you meet the bestest people that you could ever ask for. Someone whom you hold dearly and closely to your heart.  And most of the time, these people are the ones that will be there for you through thick and thin in life. They are the precious diamonds among any other rocks and we treasure them a lot.

I'm not talking about family or relatives over here. They are of course inevitably the best people in your life, no doubt about it. The ones who took care of you, feed you, provide for you, do their best as they can to give you a life that you deserve; teach you all the right things from wrong; to lead you to the right path and not go astray, yada yada... all those non obligatory sacrifices they made can't be replace with nothing but unconditional love.


We are all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you've been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there's no right person; just different flavours of wrong. Why so? Because we are "wrong" in some way and we seek out partners who are "wrong" in some complementary way. Having said that, it also takes a lot of living to grow fully into our own wrongness. And it isn't or haven't until we finally run up against our deepest demons, our unsolvable problems; the ones that make us truly who we are; that we're ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do we finally know what we're looking for.

Truth is, we are looking for the wrong person; the right wrong person- someone we lovingly gaze upon and think, "this is the problem I wanna have". And at the end of the day, we will find that special person who is wrong for us in just the right way.

I'm glad I did.

 Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see everything you need.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

when the saints go Marching in. 

It’s already March? What the hell? Is time really catching up with me?

Well, life’s pretty happening for me. And yes, I’ve been really occupied with work (holding two jobs now anyway), spending time with loved ones, friends, colleagues, kids, babies, new colleagues, old colleagues; almost everyone.

I can say honestly, I am very happy with my life right now. Not that I’m not in the previous years, just that I’m really contented now and wouldn’t ask anything more or less of it. Things happen for many reasons. Some will disappoint you, whilst some may change your life forever. As for me, as I look back through my first three months of 2013, it’s been a blast.

Several events occurred to me that got me thinking. Why do we always feel dissatisfied with what we have now? Why is there a desire to go for more? Is the so called “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” really something that we really want in life? Why do we have expectations in life? And why do we make expectations on others? Is it even right to have those expectations or judgement on others? If not, what is considered “right” then?

At the end of the day, do we really get the answers that we want? And even if we did, do we feel satisfied with it? If we don’t, will the vicious cycle of this unsatisfactory feeling repeat itself?