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Admit it. Club Penguin’s Private Server would have been cooler.

Zaim was right

Zaim was right when he said it sucked that I have my paper at 5pm while his was at 1pm. He was absolutely right. I just really want to finish that damn paper now, and the two others next week. Then fly to Lisbon. Then get all kinds of work done.

I was bored waiting, so I decided to post something here. NAH!

My favourite spot. Guess where?
My favourite spot. Guess where?
First time at the Grand Theatre. Second time, tonight!
First time at the Grand Theatre. Second time, tonight!
Made a new friend. Both of them could go on all day about musicals.
Made a new friend. Both of them could go on all day about musicals.
"Similar to the glow of the Taj Mahal..."
“Similar to the glow of the Taj Mahal…”
This was the night Kenny was here.
This was the night Kenny was here.
While eating at that new Thai place called ZAAP, this came long.
While eating at that new Thai place called ZAAP, this came long.

So many questions

How did this all begin?

How did this happen to us?

How did this get so out of hand?

Why couldn’t we just talk it out?

Why couldn’t we just agree to disagree?

Why couldn’t we just be on the same page for each other, for once?

Since when did talking to each other become an obligation?

Since when did my topics of interest become a taboo to you?

Since when did seeing each other once every 3 months become too much?

Did I not try hard enough to fix us?

Did I not try hard enough to stop us from becoming strangers?

Did I not try hard enough to give you the appropriate, enough, or whatever space you needed?

Was I being stupid for trying for so long?

Was I being unreasonable for not wanting us to drift apart?

Was I being insane for constantly lowering my expectations of you?

I don’t know.

booksbooksbooks

I can NOT wait to come here.

A place where (I hope) I can spend the whole day in isolation, with my books. All different kaaaainds of books.

Big books, small books, square books, rectangular books, new books, old books, colourful books, not-so-colorful books, heavy books, light books, thin books, and thick books.

And it’ll be so quiet.

But this man, whatever his motive, shouldn’t be tried and convicted in the press. We’re lawyers. We know that’s not how it’s supposed to work.” (Matthew Murdock, Daredevil)

Before exams begin

This is it. The day before exams officially begin. Next week will be interesting. 4 papers with limited time to rest in between each. I’ve accepted that I will be very happy with a mere pass. Someone once told me I should aim for the stars, because even if I fail I’ll land on the clouds; but, I also adjust my expectations and stay grounded to reality.

Is a work-life balance actually possible? I find that difficult. When I was part of the committee, I realised I had to give my all, 100%. Not 50%, 75%, or even 99%. What’s the point if you don’t go all in, right? But giving your all in one thing, means putting close to no effort in something else. All that led me here, after a month’s plus worth of studying. Happy to get a mere pass, while plenty others are looking to get a 1st class. I thought I’d be pretty disappointed in myself for only wanting a pass, but I’m pretty comfortable now. That was the trade-off: to work with people, in exchange for good grades. I would give up good grades any day, for the chance to add value in people’s lives.  

But it’s always a balancing act. Isn’t it?

A nice day out

sohai dog damn smelly owner why you let her go woah woah and you let her go
sohai dog damn smelly owner why you let her go woah woah and you let her go
Finally walked to this place. Totally unplanned.
Finally walked to this place. Totally unplanned.
Don't they look happy?
Don’t they look happy?
Looks damn cool but actually just trying to avoid the low branches
Looks damn cool but actually just trying to avoid the low branches
hazy
hazy
how colourful!
how colourful!
ornate
ornate
Wallpaper material? I don't know. I enjoy it.
Wallpaper material? I don’t know. I enjoy it.
guess who?
guess who?
I will never get tired of this view.
I will never get tired of this view.