Sweet. Savory.

20111030-112645.jpgFinished a book while on the go… trains, buses, trains.

not exactly a book that got me addicted, but the story is quite interesting. although it’s titled sweetness, literally two flavors were presented in the book.. in the form of two very similar yet different characters.

of course there’s a lady savior and the story ended well, but sort of an anti-climax.. nevertheless it was interesting, although i was expecting more material that would allow introspection..

interesting how we use metaphors to represent us… even flavors can represent someone’s mood and looks? maybe mine is just mildly sweet and blend.. once again in a unexplained state of irony…

PS: and i never understood myself, because after a week i still remember stories that evoked my emotions…

微笑的十个理由:1.微笑让你更有魅力 2.微笑改变心情 3.微笑会传染 4.微笑减轻压力 5.微笑增强免疫系统 6.微笑降低血压 7.微笑能生成内啡肽天然的镇痛物质和复合胺 8.微笑能美容,让你看起来更年轻。 9.微笑使你看上去是成功人士 10.微笑帮助你保持乐观积极。







甚至自己的木纳心也被这本书赚到了不少眼泪。不过悲了过后找告诉好友,她还很着急打电话问候,所以我们可以友谊长存 =) 当然还被她说吓到了,但是我还是喜欢沉浸在故事里面的那种感受,过程是平静美好的。。








最近找到一些想看的书,就是没有时间或者是新加坡的书店没有引进,所以年底到中国时希望能够买到。1)殇璃 2) 离爱



“趁我们都还年轻,多走几步路,多欣赏下沿途的风景,不要急于抵达目的地而错过了流年里温暖的人和物;趁我们都还年轻,多说些浪漫的话语,多做些幼稚的事情,不要嫌人笑话错过了生命中最美好的片段和场合;趁我们都还年轻,把距离缩短,把时间延长。趁我们都还年轻,多做些我们想要做的任何事。” -微博 


why am i typing in Chinese again.. hmmm


i don’t think i’m really vocal, not really, perhaps only when i feel like it.. (it’s the same for some, others can have anything to say at any moment)

so i guess when i write something down, expressing myself metaphorically, it will truly reflect my feelings and thoughts. not that i don’t mean what i say, but sometimes the deepest thoughts can only be expressed and reflected through words that are meant to be read, not heard.




sometimes i just become so introspective, that i’m amazed..


What is happiness?

fake smile is not. fake contentment is not. cherishing something is. something sincere is. something conflicting could be (cos it’s from the heart?)

maybe i don’t have an answer, but i can search for it…

“做你自己喜欢的事,哪怕别人都笑你傻,你也完全可以全身心地去做,只要你喜欢,只要做这件事会让你快乐!只有你的快乐才是你该在乎的;别怕别人说什么,除了帮你快乐的话,你都可以不听。这样你的心就简单了,事就简单了,你的快乐就多了。” – weibo

happiness can be really simple. even if our days of youth will disappear someday..

”青春就是不断寻找梦,享受追梦的过程“ -unknown


Dear Me,

Why like this? what is your focus now, it’s so distant yet you know it’s somewhere out there. somewhere out there but can’t seem to find it.

what are you suppose to do now? maybe just remember, “pick yourself up and dust yourself off”. don’t go around in circles, everything should just be direct.

Love, Me






pleasant encounters…

once again i never thought that i have much encounters with pleasant things. not because of anything, just that i don’t think i ever seek them on purpose. by pleasant things i’ll be referring to new perspectives/encounters/feelings i thought to be interesting.

so…. surprisingly, i actually paid attention to certain emails in my nus email account. that excludes the compulsory emails from my modules of course. i guess i am referring to the emails with information about Provost’s blog.

as of now i rarely miss the new blog posts, and being “geekish” i find Provost’s blog posts really insightful for me as a student.. and so i count that as a pleasant encounter.

another pleasant encounter would be visit to Senoko Power Plant. it’s compulsory to attend the field trips for a module i took and i always find that fortunately it’s only two of such field trips.

yet after today’s visit i do admit that i am lucky to be able to attend these field trips, that would otherwise be unavailable to me if i hadn’t picked this module.

after visiting Senoko Power Plant it’s really nice and i gained new insights into our country’s energy use and production, not a wasted trip. one last thing i got out of today’s field trip was from a question and answer session..

one of my course mate asked the tour guide on reducing the electricity bills at home? the guide’s answer was simple, he said, “with the costs of living rising, it is wise to start saving every cent and start early. the easiest guideline is to know that appliances taking up the most electricity are the ones running on motor (something along that line). so the most expensive appliance is air-con, it runs on a compressor.”

actually it’s a widely known fact, and previously i definitely value comfort over other things and hence largely ignored my parents’ reminder. then again hearing it from the horse’s mouth is more convincing and direct too..

when i get home i shall put in place the practice of reducing my use of air-con.. trying to take the first step in saving money at home!

note to self: typing in English seems to be less “fluent”, time to polish up my writing skills.. hopefully i get both languages right =)