Saturday, June 27, 2009

In Singapore

Well, it's 2am in Singapore and I just had my ass kicked by my younger sister at Stepmania. Think dancemats, only very fast and on the arrow keys.

Arrived in Singapore at 6.03pm, flight was pretty good, only with a few turbulences here and there but other than that it's fine. Cried when I arrived at Singapore, when I met my mom, and when I got home. So confused, I don't think I can rationally conceive what on earth am I doing and where I am.

Driving home, all I could think of is how much I miss the endless fields of sheep and cows. To me, my future seemed to yawn and stretch endlessly into the unknown. It's really scary.

Little things bother me when I got home. The height, and the shape of the light switch, the height of the latch to the toilet door. Even the way the toilet flushes. The little things your body automatically goes for, only to find that it's not the way you left it. Oh, don't get me wrong. I know where everything is, and I feel very much at home. Just, with body memory, I keep reaching for things at the wrong level and wrong place. (Like the toilet flush)

I miss Ryan so much, and it feels very weird to have a whole lot of girls around me all at once. My sisters. And oh, the humidity is unbelievable, everyone is sticky here and it's so oppressive. I guess I'll have to get used to it soon.

Anyway, to end this long post, I miss everyone so much, and picturing the pained faces of Auntie Carol and Ryan just makes me cry every single time. I'm just going to go to bed now though. O2 doesn't work, which is a bitch cos it means I can't text Ryan "Goodnight", or say ILY.

Read his post, and I cried. Big soppy sod I am. *sigh* Hope it gets better. I have no idea how I'm gonna pull through, but I will.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


My appetite is back. I’m still real stressed but at least I can eat now. Wound down with a whole lobster to myself. Me, my uncle and my dad, one lobster each. Then I ended with a glass of red wine. How people drink that stuff I don't know. Rose wine is so much better.

That is what winding down should really be like.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I always thought sitting right at the front, on the upper deck of a bus would be great.

Turns out, I was right! The view was spectacular, and I felt, literally, on top of the world in spite of the fact that I will be leaving in a week *sniff*.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cost of Living

The cost of living has indeed gone up. I tried posting a few parcels home today. So here's the story:

Three parcels, one light, one medium and one heavy. Guess what? I only got to send the lightest one because I couldn't afford to send any other.

Guess what else? I'm not poor. After paying for postage, I have become poor. The lightest one cost £44.99, medium one costs £60+ which is all I have in my bank at the minute, and the heaviest one costs £90+ which I flat out couldn't afford.

I just can't believe the cost of things nowadays. You know you're getting old when you start saying "In my day..."

In my day, a small pack of McDonalds fries costs S$1. Now it's S$1.50!

When is the economic crisis gonna stop? I don't like it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mute and Silent

Recently I have been feeling as if I'm just being pushed and carted around to suit other people's plans. Obviously this has always been the case in my childhood simply because I was far too ignorant to know what was good for me. But now, I mean honestly, I'm 18, 19 this year and I would kinda like to be able to connect with other people on a more mature level.

I understand that at times, I may be simply too angry to communicate and maybe, the tears of pain that roll down my cheeks may make it seem like I was simply crying "crocodile tears" to attract sympathy. But that is the way I am, and I cry when I feel too passionately about something. Which is basically, all the time. Not healthy, but at least I give a damn, which is more than what other people can say for themselves.

When I say "No", I mean "No". Not "Why don't you just go ahead and do it anyway." Before you do something for real, let me know! Listen carefully because I'm only going to say this once. LET. ME. KNOW!

And when you are going to do it anyway, again, can't you NOT leave it to last minute?

I am so so tired of trying to be heard. So tired of trying to fight so I can have a voice, so that I can be noticed and taken into account for what I think.

No wonder why I was a nervous wreck with zero confidence and absolutely no opinion. No one listened to me, no one tried to actually listen to the important things I have to say. Like what do I want in life. How would I like my own room and more privacy? Do I want to go out with my friends?

Well, here and now, I'll tell you. First and formost, what I want in life is simply to be happy. Not the kind of happy where you just sit there and let everyone trample all over you and be contented. The kind of happy where you know you have accomplished everything you want, that you are the best person you can be.

And yes, I would LOVE to have my own room and have more privacy. My sisters are only about to get bigger. And having us share two beds and a room that was designed to fit only one person is not going to be great as a long-term solution. Oh yes, in the golden 'olden days' people used to have to sleep in the corridoors of the house. There wasn't space. But can't you try to live in the 'now'? Nobody does that anymore. And they wouldn't even treat animals like that. It's tantamount to animal abuse. I know I will be able to cope with it, but having a huge change from having a room all to myself and to sharing two beds with two other sisters, the climate, the absence of familiar faces I'm used to. I have no idea if my mind can take it.

Thirdly, yes, I would LOVE to go out with my friends. It'll be good to be able to escape the oppressiveness of the house once in a while and just hang around. It will help me cope.

No one in Singapore has asked if I will miss the people here when I leave. Maybe you might not know the answer. But yes, I will miss them. A lot. So much so that even that thought of it brings tears to my eyes. As of now, I have eleven full days left here in Northern Ireland. The nearer I get, the sadder I become. I know that logically, I will be able to move on better in my life much easier than the loved ones I leave behind. Yet, saying goodbye is just so hard.

There are so many people who are waiting happily for me to come home. And the guilt for feeling the way I feel now, is just killing me inside. I cannot stand the pain of knowing how selfish I am for wanting to stay in the present while there are so many people who want me to come back in the very near future. Now do I have any idea at all what being pulled apart by horses feel like that those who were executed that way long ago in China.

I could go on and on literally for another hour how and why I am feeling this way. But I have a sneaking feeling this post is getting too long. And also, I am diverting away from my title. So congratulations if you made it this far. I'm sorry if I depressed you. I do try to see the funny in life, but sometimes, it's just far too hard.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Get Well Soon

Well well well. So I feel so much better yesterday. But the thing is, I wasn't feeling hungry at all until this morning. So that was nearly two days of not feeling hungry at all. Go me. That's a record.

Watched Angels and Demons with Ryan in the VIP suite yesterday night. It was so good. Brilliant plot, great twist at the end, and full on fast paced, nail-biting tension. A hundred billion trillion stars to everyone in the movie!
VIP suite was brilliant too. There were huge big comfy settees that you can sit on and even lean back on to make a bed. I'm definitely going there again and getting into the cinema an hour before so I can catch a nap. It's that comfortable. Epic-ness!
Back onto being ill. Currently the score is:
So, diarrhoea is the winner! Yay!Like that picture. By the way, note to self. Never ever ever(!) Google "poo" because it was just gross.

Wonder what else my twisted body has in stall for me.

On to cartoon stickers. Cartoon stickers placed on boo-boos make you feel better quicker. Fact.

Accidentally cut my knee in the shower with a five blade razor today while shaving and luckily, I've got my....

TADAAA! Mr Bump plasters! They just put a smile on my face whenever I see them. Tis too cute to be true. Look!I feel better already.

Monday, June 01, 2009

I is ill.

Woke up this morning at about 9am, feeling completely yucky and about to puke. So, I went back to sleep hoping the sweet, sweet oblivion of sleep will protect me from what is inevitably about to come.
That is, vomitting and diarrhoea.

Thing is, even after waking up near one and getting a shower, gulping down mint tea to get rid of gas, and taking indigestion pills, I still found myself stuck in the toilet with one or the other.


Might as well keep a score to cheer me up.

So here I am, feeling completely germy, with a dodgy stomach and scrubbing my hands with hand sanitizer and the toilet with bleach everytime I use it.
Dust = Germs+Bacteria+Millions and millions of dead skin cells.

Oh dear oh dear. Just hope I can make it enough to be able to play the piano well to pass on Thursday.