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.