I set out to do many things today – dental visit, blog entries, clear room, change bedsheet.. the list goes on.
And only one was completed – dental visit. Simply because the appointment was made 3 months ago. LoLs!
Spent the morning at the dentist, then met up with mum at Lot1 for lunch + foot massage.
All spendings today are paid for. No the dental visit wasn’t free… but it’s claimable! The pants I bought from Converse was on discount, and paid using my new Standard Chartered credit card which had free $50 credit. Lunch & foot massage was complimentary from mum. :p
Had a family dinner at Dian Xiao Er @ Jurong Point on Sunday. Feels nice to be the princess once in a while :p
So what’s in the line for the start of chapter 2.9?
Made an appointment for blood donation. With 3 failed attempts over the past 2 yrs, I’m gonna make sure this will succeed! This will be a good start, I hope 🙂
All plans failed for the day. All the talks abt going for a nature walk, going to the optician, making a portfolio of the pinkys… FAILED.
The phone started ringing non-stop from 7am. I slept only at 3, having spent a fair bit of time on the post on the F1 trip. Not that I’m complaining of my sleep being interrupted, I’m in fact feeling very blessed having friends remembering the date. =) Regardless of how distant we had been. How long we’ve not been keeping in contact. How close we used to be. How close we are now. Thank you my dear friends!
Finally woke up at 11 and was too lazy to leave hse by the time I had lunch.
Procrastination won. Ended up sitting in front of the laptop. Didn’t feel like watching the long-overdue shows. Got too bored and decided to get myself a meaningful present. Searched for a webhosting company and finally www.cloudie.sg is alive! Not an empty shell anymore. Hahha.. For the time being, it’s my experimental project. Until I move this blog over.
Kept thinking to myself, why am I still doing work when I’m on birthday leave?Yes.. cloudie.sg is currently running on wordpressmu. A research that I’m doing at work to better-house some of my works and probably increase performance.
I feel so… dead. Think I need to get it over and done with, and take a proper break from work. When passion becomes work, u need to keep the fire burning. Else the passion will go and u’ll feel unmotivated with work.
Back to topic. Hahah digress too much already! The day ended with mcdonald dinner. It’s so… Unbelievable.
Some me-time for the day. Though procrastination spoilt the plans. Ended up nuahing the day away. But hey at least I got my site up!
Can still be considered a well-spent birthday I guess =)
Had a chance to go up the flyer (2nd time in 2 weeks) for the Singtel F1 Night Race! Woohoo~ (The previous visit was a trip sponsored by STB, by 24seven too!) [If I can get those posts up…]
Saw this tweet by 24seven, Victor, Huishan & me decided to try our luck. I didn’t get the tickets, but both of them did! So I still get to tag along! 😀
Go flyer.. cannot forget Pinkys right? hahhaah
Found a box to house them!
Met Qiquan, Victor & Huishan for dinner @ Central Waraku. Saw the flyer Level-1-access package (which we later understood that it means access to level 1 viewing area but not the level 2 & 3 ones).
The Singapore Flyer – F1 pass allows us unlmited rides. Didn’t know what that orange strip was meant for, but we put it on anyway. (Only when we left the place did we realise that.. that is the media pass! *facepalm*) The card also gave us unlimited rides on the water taxi that ferries us from Clarke Quay Jerry to Raffles Marina Jetty and vice versa.
Water taxi leh! Who will take a water taxi from Clarke Quay to Singapore Flyer? Vaguely remembered reading about it sometime back, when it was newly launched. But I can’t seem to find any information on the web. Only managed to find a link for the River Cruise, which is SGD15 for a 30min ride. Oh! Found the link! But the boat we took was the one for the River Cruise. Bigger!
Since the practise race starts only at 10pm (missed the 7pm one), we decided to go for a ride up the flyer first. Capsule’s not very crowded, so out come the Pinkys!
(I usually don’t edit my photos unless I’m printing them. So what you’re seeing are the original ones! Zhiwei commented that I compose well after seeing the Dairy Farm Nature Park photos.. I don’t think that applies to this batch of photos leh)
The above photo, I was trying to get a feel of Yoshiko (that’s the name of this pinky!) looking at the circuit. I think.. it’s almost there?
She’s my favourite pinky coz of the sweet look she has on the face. But.. I cannot neglect the rest right?
This round of flyer, I took out 3 pinkys. Out of the 9 that I brought along. (The other 9, unfortunately, did not get to see the scenic view in the end)
I thought this photo look nice, with the CBD area at the back. =)
That’s about it for the Pinkys shots.. We took a breather somewhere and took another round up the flyer, just in time for the race to start!
My 6-yr-old camera failed me at my attempt for the F1 shots up the flyer. Hahahah.. It has only 3x zoom! The shots were so bad I didn’t want to post them here. Some of them are up on my flickr set though!
Huishan has some nice shots (she said only 3 passed her mark), but she hasn’t uploaded yet. Got those 3 from her!
Now that is the difference between my trusty Canon Powershot A80 to her Nikon D300 =X I need a new camera with more zoom!
Oh! I took a short video while up on the flyer! Listen to the ZOOM ZOOM noise! woohoo~
Shiok hor? 😀
Went over to the race track (level 1 viewing area) and attempted some shots. Mostly failed, quite blur! Either settings were wrong or forgot to use macro hahahaha
One of the few that made the mark..
It was a nice experience being so close to the track. Thanks again @24seven (@claudia) for the tickets! It’s a nice birthday gift! 😀
Took the water taxi back to Clarke Quay (which took us 1 hour to reach!). Headed over to Liang Court McD and a bit of monopoly deal, which DK joined us the moment he knew we’re there LOL. Played Deal till almost 4am, after which DK sent all of us back. Thanks DK for the ride home!
Post edit: Forgot to include the link to the flickr set =D
Ok fine.. I’ve got no updates for my Friday‘s post. Had a nice dinner with Aunt SY! Didn’t know there’s Pizza Hut @ Greenridge. wahahhaha! The other bday gal didn’t like me! boo! She loved my glass of Pepsi more than me! I think I took some photos of her enjoying Cousin Faith’s icecream. Somewhere in my phone. Wait till I upload it here. =D
Sat.. What did I do? Oh! BBQ @ Lee Wei’s house! Thanks LW’s mum & dajie for helping us prepare the food! Thanks LW for organising! 2nd year running. Last year we had Four Leaves’ cake @ Spizza Killiney branch. This year we had Chocolate Mousse cake from Emicakes! Nice! Had too much food, that we went up to her house trying to clear them all =
Sunday was restday as usual.
Monday night was bad. Real bad. So bad that my eyes were still weary & swollen on Tues morning. So bad that my eyes still pained on Tues night.
This morning was bad. None said, but all cleared by lunch.
Have been trying to logon to my office mailbox for the past minutes, but the loading is much slower than usual. How to get work done? =
Have been feeling pretty down these days, with the many things all happening (probably not, but I’m now reading between all the lines that have been said) at the same time. Trying to untie the knot within myself. Answers I’m giving myself, to questions that I’ve had for quite sometime. Leaving things as it is, not forcing things to happen my way, but to find a light that can bright up my path.
I know I’ll fall asleep the moment I touch the pillow, but my mind’s pretty active now, that I thought, as usual, to just post a short (?) entry.
Thanks guys & gals for turning up at the bbq! (though I was feeling pretty awkward when me & Eric were starting the fire / bbq when the resident of the place wasn’t even back yet) Everyone was late!! bah!
Aiya! Come to think of it, I forgot to thank auntie for helping us prepare the food! Or I think I did? =|
Felt so pai seh! Our bbq, but auntie helped us to prepare? No more next time! My skin not so thick hor =X
Well.. overall not too bad lah. It had been a fun bbq, thanks to the sabo-ing eh? Lucky I have water phobia, which is NOT an excuse in case you’re wondering.
The cake came as a surprise though. Thanks!
Been a long time since I last had such a happening celebration. Xie xie! =)
It really feels weird to be officially 25! I’m a quarter-century old!!
Had a great time with Yix & Fen just now! Thanks for the mini celebration! =D Dinner was at Hogs Breath Cafe @ Holland V. The food was actually so-so, tried it out ‘coz it was newly opened (with the first outlet at Chijmes). Dessert at Haägen Das! Yummy!!
The best present now, something which I’m still waiting for, is a simple sms greeting from him. Not putting any high hopes on that, ‘coz I doubt he remembers the day. =|
Met Feli on the bus again. I should learn from her, she had been going school religiously this week to study till 10pm!
Did I mention, for the 2nd day in a row, I can’t do any FYP in lab? Yesterday I had problem opening the software due to the number of users exceeded. And today, the TOOLBOX exceeded the max number of users! If this continues to go on, how do I do my FYP? Feeling so unmotivated now!