Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to sleep on Virgin Trains.

lol! the title sure make sense and sound wrong at the same time!
But yeah, this is how I sleep while traveling on trains with my awesome Country Road bag as my pillow.
This pic is taken on Ryanair though, equally awesome.

Monday, November 14, 2011

9-5pm Studio Life

Have I mentioned that we have only 1 hour lecture for the whole week? Yes you heard me right. So you must be thinking why on earth are we Masters students so busy?! Well the answer is simple, we are expected to be in the studio from 9am-5pm everyday. This course is mainly structured with group works for most of the assignments which is why we are encouraged to work in studio everyday for easy communication amongst the group mates. Well, not complaining :)

Random shots in studio taken today:

Spot my energy supplies on the right.
LOVING the rich tea biscuits. 
Only 22p for a pack yes seriously and they are scrumptious enough to cure both my sweet and savory cravings. Finished a pack a day on Saturday. *cough.... NO! I'm so not going back to gaining-8 kgs-in-Melbourne days!


Talking about what to dress up as for the Noah's Arch(ictecture) event this coming Thursday.
Spot the fairy/ mosquito.

Very randomly, this is one of my favorite meals for brunch.

Firstly because it is of course, yummy, secondly it is because it's easy to prepare (boil the carrot and potato while grilling the bacon) and thirdly, it is indeed economical! (£1.50 for 1kg of bacon - bliss!)

Aights, back to work!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dear Future Me.

Well I'm pretty sure at the point when I'm reading this, it will be the future me, be it the next couple of second, minute, hour, day, week, or year. I doubt there is anyone left who is bothered to read this space of mine, therefore I shall from now onwards sort of well, talk to myself :) hah! My own little personal space which I will eventually laugh at myself for whatever nonsensical stuff that I've blogged, for example now? To be honest, I have no particular thing I want to blog about, or maybe there are too many awesome things happening around me, or maybe I'm just taking everything negative to something positive? Something that is worth celebrating is the approved PR application (not myself), at least now another secured platform is built, one step at a time :)

And also my ARCH 401 design was chosen by my team mates to be brought forward for ARCH402, where we were to develop the chosen design to something feasible and buildable. Definitely feel honored and happy to have my design chosen! Hopefully we will execute for this group project! ;) I must say, a year out working (15 months to be exact) has indeed build and nurture me into someone more mature, at least for the field of architecture. Til now, I still feel blessed to land myself in one of prestigious Uni in UK to continue my Masters, especially when everyone says that it is impossible to continue Masters in the UK if we take our undergrads in the University of Melbourne (outside UK). Oh well, action speaks louder than words, and nothing is impossible as long as we keep the will and faith burning. Currently working on another group project, ARCH407 Construction and Management for passive design research to make a report. Surprisingly, I find it quite fun (besides being undeniably educational) and never had I felt this thrill while gaining knowledge because I know if I were to study about this without a year out gaining experience, I would definitely fret about this assignment, grumble and agitated by the fact that we have to do this lousy crap assignment because I used to think Architect just have to draw and visualize and let the structural engineer work things out (?!). However for now, I take it as an assignment which broadens our knowledge in architecture which will be very useful when we spread our wings to be an Architect. Yeah, I think I will want to be an Architect one day. Long way still to go. Again, one step at a time.

Have I mentioned that traveling in the UK is AWESOME? Loving the train system here, convenient and efficient. Spent my weekend at Glasgow which is of course enjoyable, and I am loving my Country Road travel bag (yes the one that everyone is using in Australia) which acts as my TRAVEL PILLOW. Love the fact that the train is not always full, which enables us to occupy 2 seats and all I have to do is put my Country Road and one end and spread my legs to another seat. Well, if you can imagine. And the fact that the train station is within walking distance to where I'm living, awesomeness. Bought my ticket to London for Christmas, yes BOXING DAY gaga oohlala which only costed £7.60 and the Eurostar ticket to Paris from London £84 return ticket. Now you know the reason why we choose to save and TRAVEL here!! And have you soaked in the fact that 2011 is coming to an end?! I haven't even get used to writing 2011 yet whenever I write dates and now 2012 is approaching! Just in case it is the end of the world, I want to tell everyone, live life to the fullest!

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs.

Alrights, as you would have known, I've been updating my FashionTECTURE more frequently now. Keep the fire burning. mi amore vole fe yah! :)

 Random pictures taken through the week:

Serious architecture students on site. 

Obviously the scenery interest me more.

More scenery shots.

Okay back to proper construction stuff.

 Doing the Ryan's ( @ A@) face.

Yeah that's the face, by Ryan himself! *copyright lol

Random food fare thingy going on in uni. 


the unglam moment of WanYing. *tags wanying.

Rachelle Kaur with her forever-hyper-happy-face :) *wink.

Serious architecture students in discussion. 

My 1st ever laser-cutted model hiphiphorray! 


Alright Monday tomorrow, but there's no class. Yes first I have Friday off and now Monday as well, but everyday is working day for us architecture students. Notice I no longer spell architecture as architOrture? hehehehe well for now! Hopefully this positive attitude stays! ;) Oh it should, it is, and it will, do you hear that, the future me? *stern eyes. 

Have I also mentioned that I'm going to Dublin this weekend!?! And it is another new country - Ireland, not part of UK! Time to update my TripAdvisor map. From 16 countries to 17 now, well next week when I'm back! :D Have a great day ahead, to whoever who is reading this. xo! Love life, no regrets! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh the enthusiasm.

So it has been about a month since I moved to a city halfway around the globe. Blessed to have met a group of Malaysians when I was cooking my Tomyam Instant noodles Joe recommended me to buy during our Bangkok trip. I remembered that day, the horrendous-dejavu-no-credit-card-ticket-not-valid-crap-in-"reminiscent"-to-what-happened-to-SIA-air-ticket-from-Melbourne-to-Penang, almost 2 years ago, which-my-London-to-Liverpool-train-ticket-I-bought-is-no-longer-valid-oh-never-mind. Walking down the street looking for a pot to cook my maggie with an empty stomach was definitely not pleasing, not until I bumped into the shopping street, Church street H&M, Primark, River Island, Topshop and all the other wonderland. Anyway enough of shopping craps and back to the topic, no doubt the bunch of them are all younger than me! In fact, they are all younger than me by 2 to 5 years, the horror. Being the youngest in the office and being pampered for a year definitely bulge in the hard time getting used to being the oldest. But it definitely brings back the enthusiasm I used to have. And look how much I've changed. The age is indeed kicking in I must say! However, life here is surprisingly better than I expected. Met a few amazing individuals and slowly getting used to the accent and lifestyle and diving back into architecture studio, yes designing again! Besides, staying just 2 minutes away from Architecture faculty has made studio my second home, since we Masters students are expected to be in studio from 9am-5pm@@ Nevertheless, to own a room to myself? bliss! :) There'll be a final crit next week for our first project, I made myself a promise I'll make myself a laser cut model, and I finally did it today! Never expect working a whole day in the creative workshop can be this draining! But it is definitely worth it to bask in satisfaction once the model is done. *syok sendiri* Alright, no pictures here since Facebook is doing all the post-the-picture-job now :) Have a great day ahead everyone. Life is short, live everyday like it's your last. Be blessed

OH! HAPPY HALLOWEEN TOO! still haven't decided what to dress up as yet. D:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean!

I'm really missing my piano now :(
Why oh why the music society doesn't want anymore pianist!?

Maybe I should exhibit my boomz-the-piano-with-my-butt-skill to convince them!?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It has been really long!

Hello... knock knock... anybody there........??

Oh well, it has been a while since the last time I talk to myself (?!?!) hah! Since the last post many have been happening. Had my last few days in Singapore with plenty of gatherings, saying goodbye is never easy. Back to beloved home sweet Penang for a little break and I almost forgot the awesome feeling of being home. 2 and 1/2 weeks passed by swiftly and before I know it, off I am to a place halfway round the globe. Still adapting the new life here. Met some new 'instant' friends while cooking 'instant' noodles. hah! Getting nervous being back to Architorture course, the sleepless nights and now without anyone to share the zombie-sleepless-fatigue-ness-horror-or-whatever-you-call-it. Okay la, not used to blogging anymore. Will try to blog more often and all the best to me!

I shall end this post with some random pictures! :) Have a great day ahead everyone xo!

Spot the very pretty flowers!! - London.

Touched down at London and had Thai food for my first meal with very accommodating siblings and Marcus Cheh! Yeap, finally met Marcus Cheh after 3 years! 3 years ago was in Beijing and 3 years after in London.

Life is good.

Bubbleology - the bubble tea shop with very creative name with quirky interior.

Sher-Fynn with her charming wide smile.

The first time I saw it, it was a coin box!

Now I can step into it. Staggering or what!

Pretty flowers everywhere!

Feels like Christmas! :)

Super 炸到 (disappointed) by Platform 9 and 3/4!
It is said to be used to be at the actual platform in King's Cross Station.
Now it is located at a pathetic shed upsetting maximus.

Next day, off to Liverpool. 2 hours 15 min train ride with my 30kg + 20kg++ stuff finally shifted up to my hostel (without lift) after 30 minutes. Registered etc and now there are still a few items to be ticked. But so far so good. And surprisingly I am not grumbling things over here are expensive, but to be honest, they are quite cheap! Okay, I should put it as - reasonably priced!

Chilly weather! The bliss of layering fashion is back! :)

More updates on Liverpool soon.
And now I quite understand why they say UK shopping is paradise.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


In case you are wondering where I got my scores from (which I admit the accompaniment is so much better than my voice =-=) This is it!:

Yeap it's just lyrics and the Chord (written in red) at the side. All the rest of the notes are expressive rhythmic flow,

per se.. =-="

Well, at least I tried. More coming up! Next would be "For the First Time" ft. my brother Tatt! :D

And since we are in the pink mood, let me present to you the pinkest place ever,

❤ HelloKitty Kawaii Paradise ❤

Venus Fort, Odaiba, Japan.

Will be going off for the University of Liverpool Briefing. Yes I know, HOW TIME FLIES!!! In approximately a month's time, I'll be leaving to UK, and now I still haven't sink in the feeling of leaving Singapore yet ( T ^T) Somebody stop the tick tock going on right now!