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But It Was Awesome.

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It is snowing outside right now. And it looks like someone is throwing down little pieces of tissue from upstairs.

But it is still quite surreal to see snow falling right outside my window. I like : )

First day of the week today ! And i am aching all over, all from yesterday’s Snowboarding. But IT WAS WORTH IT.

Last weekend was Winterlude, which was a series of winter activities organized by our school. We did Dog-sledding (Too Cute), watched our school’s Volleyball and Ice Hockey matches (Too Cool) and finally ended our week yesterday with Snowboarding at night at Loch Lomond. (Even more cool.)

On our way to the Loch i swear the hills and everything looked very Twilight. I thought i was in Forks.

The sun was setting and as i sat in the yellow school bus, squeezing with many others who were all equipped with their cool boards and skis, I was simply just so captivated by the snow-covered hills. I wish i had a picture to show but it was difficult to capture with my lousy digital camera. But the best part was when we reached the Loch and that was when I thought i might have just fell in love with Canada.

The ski hills were really larger than life when we are just at the bottom of it and the flood lights made it even more WOAH. (pardon my limited vocabulary) We rented snowboard over skis in the end cos we heard it was easier. Hah, jokes leh. Okay but more about it in a while..

We probably looked damn out of place. We dressed like we were going shopping at the Mall with our wrong coats and jeans and boots. Haha but hhhheck, i think we already looked out of place with the way we manhandled our boards. So anyway, after a few Kodak moments with our snowboards we decided to head out and get started. But jokes, we were really jokes. We took like 10mins trying to figure out how in the world do we fit our boots onto the board and after awhile we just gave up and decided to go Tubbing instead. But Tubbing was equally awesome ! We took the seat lifts up the slope and had the ride of our life down the long slope on the rubber tubes. Never mind that the snow was like Ice Kachang flying into our face. Never mind that we were (or rather me) screaming like some overenthusiastic idiots. But me no care. I think i am entitled to be as excited as i want cos’ the closest thing to all this snow back in Singapore is probably my shaved ice Mango Pomelo.

Snowboarding, i must say, is really Not Easy. Given my current Fit and Flab physique, it was even harder. After we finally figured how to slip onto the boards, we started off easy on flatter grounds and tried our best to learn the thing call Balance. And so our night of heavy tumbles and exaggerated falls started, and we never looked back.

When i say exaggerated falls i really mean Exaggerated. Cos’ we didnt have any form of guidance or whatsoever, the way we try to get up standing and breaking our falls were really quite Something i must say. The way i fell – HAHA. It was those matrix-roll-a-few-times-2-legs-and-snow-in-the-air kind of falls. As a result ? Super bruised knees today and muscle ache eberywhere besides my forehead. And i am also a bit embarrassed to say this but i’m just going to say it. The flesh above my butt crack was burnt too (by snow) Abrasion MAX.

By the end of the night, i am proud to say the 3 of us conquered a huge ass slope (by our standards – we snoowboarded down okay !) and we left the place beaming and in awe with our first ever Snowboard experience. Skiing next up, i so very hope !


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January 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

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Crash And Burn.

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I did it. Shaved off a few more precious seconds and i did what i aim before i took on the Go-Kart this morning at Permas race track. 57secs, under 1minute. Exactly what i wanted to achieve. Any oh how. I’m hooked on Go-Karting now thanks to Jas and Julian. 

It’s weird. How a small little thing like that could give me a milligram of boost in the confidence department. I lost it somehow, a long time ago.

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May 31, 2009 at 1:13 am

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Our Lastchillout.

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St Nicks Lastchillout. 

It was an awesomely pleasant night with the comfort food of familiar tastes and old school flavour. Even though the music was way too loud and the lights were way too dim (i have night blindness), the whole event was GREAT. It was a rare opportunity to see so many old girls of St Nicks coming together, enjoying the atmosphere of nostalgia and good times.

Saw many old Old girls and many of them were part of the Cool Senior infatuation days, when we used to gush over how cool or how pretty That senior was. It was also incredibly heartwarming to see everyone getting so excited when the Family Dance song, Line Dance song, Mambo No. 5 song, Secondary School Mass Dance song, Primary School Mass Dance song etc etc, were played towards the end of everything. Memories of how a large part of our school time were spent not in the classroom but on the field waving flags and forming formations that resembled North Korea’s army came flooding back. 

I’m a St Nicks fan.

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March 24, 2009 at 1:23 am

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A good cuppa saves the day.

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A nice little TGIF spent at an old favourite hangout. The familiar atmosphere with busy waiters who ignore your presence, crazily oily but equally delicious Mee-Goreng and the constant premonition that you’re going to bumpinto someone you know There.  

So while waiting patiently for Mr Jerome-Who-Was-Late, i had the out of control Teh-tarik keeping me company. Can almost feel the love from the Indian uncle who managed to pull the Teh into such a lovely frothy cuppa. Even the Yakun in Boonlay is no where near that kind of Standard.

I miss hanging out in Thomson. I hate Jurong. Cheers, i’m outta Cave, at least for the weekends.

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October 11, 2008 at 1:49 am

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The Vagina Monologues.

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The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, A Zebra Crossing Production.

Last minute decision to catch this before it ends this week. I am excited, can’t wait for the play this weekend. Cheers.

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October 9, 2008 at 2:23 am

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See me crawling up the walls.

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The most evident utensil/Is none other than a pencil/Not a multi-colored stencil/Nor a camry crew…/How hard must I try/How hard must I try for you/You see me rolling in the dirt/You see me crawling up the walls for you
The most evident utensil/Is none other than pencil/Writer, tell me what you want from me/Before my paper is through/How hard must I try/How hard must I try for you/You see me rolling in the dirt/You see me crawling up the walls for you

How hard must I try/How hard must I try for you/You see me rolling in the dirt/You see me crawling up the walls for you/For you, for you.

Chairlift/Evident Utensil

I’m in love with this song. Heard it while watching the new Ipod Nano TV ad and made me chance upon another song by the Chairlift. Awesome discovery. 

Now, time to start work again as my poor Saturday is about to enter Sunday. Makes me sad just to think of heading back to crazy busy school/hall. Sighs. What did i even do during Recess Week ?  I’m so scared for school to start. My afternoon nap churned out a really nasty nightmare (about hall) and it affected my mood for the rest of the day. Great job. 

How hard must i try.

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September 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm

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That explains it all.

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Total Distance = 35km

Total Cyclists = 140

Route = NTU to East Coast Park

Time Taken = 11:30PM to 6:00AM

So yeah, Hall 2 annual Night Cycling is finally over. It was 2 days ago but my fat arse is still sore. And i’m still damn shagged from the lack of sleep. Got home and has barely 3hours of sleep that day before going off to Gavin’s for pigeon BBQ (at Bukit Batok) and rushing off to Aaron’s 21st (at Pasir Ris) again halfway though. Weow. After some underwear tearing session (the boys) and overdue lantern burning ceremony, we decided to drive to Terminal 3 for more chilling out. Chilled out with the Yeahras till about 5AM before we decided to call in a day. Roars.



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September 22, 2008 at 3:28 pm

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