Monday, 13 May 2013


no, i did not run! hahahah! volunteered for it with michelle cause we did not have the stamina.
but im planning to run next year!! got to train up!!!!

so, we were told to reach gardens by the bay by 12noon and that there was going to be shutter services from 11am-1pm. so here's us on the shutter bus!

 by the time we reached, it was already 12 plus. and then we were told to wait, because they were ready. so okay we waited for at least half an hour. we were already perspiring!
then we were told to sign in and take our volunteer's tee to change into! and we were told to wait again!  seriously, it was really disorganized and inefficient.

here's us with our volunteer's tag! we were doing site management! 

finally at about 4pm, we got stationed at the route towards the starting pen and we got a beautiful view! 

some of the runners came as early at 4pm when the race starts ar 6pm! ohmy. super entu!!
because our job was really simple, me and michelle was like slacking most of the time, talking and singing, eating,drinking and disturbing each other. hahaha love this girl.

kids. who would have guessed we are 19 already. 

by about 7pm, the starting pen was closed, and we were moved to the finishing area to take care of the queue at the hot dog booth. zzz some singaporeans are just so stubborn man.

it was really a pity we did not get a chance to explore the place, cause it was really cool!!! there was free 100plus, bananas, ice creams, photo booths with super long queues, a VIP lounge (can even do manicures there!), and there is even a massage booth!!! oh there was a live band too, wished they sang more popular songs though... utt was there too!

and yay! met joelle avril viviany and miss low there too!!!


though it was rather tirring, (because we spent lots of time waiting)
i'm glad i volunteered for this! because i met many new friends!! super nice and friendly people!! am looking forward to participating in the race next year!!! ^^

Sunday, 12 May 2013

sights of malaysia, Penang

last week, we had an urgent trip back to malaysia, Penang (not the island) where my grandparents stay!
every year we would drive for at least 8 hours, three times a year to get there. where there's no internet, and there's really nothing to do, so everything is interesting there!!
i used to bring my homework there, but nah nothing gets done. i'll spend all day watching tv or out at our aunt's house or just going out to eat. yes the food there is awesome!
and this time, we traveled to the Penang island (George town) alot! and i found out that, that place is really like singapore! it was a huge city with roads flooded with cars and people there mostly communicate with english, and it amazes me cause malaysians usually have their mother tongues as their first language! honestly, i was quite surprised!

okay some pictures.

 flowers at my grandparent's. yup, can be easily seen in sg.

 and this is like one of the coffee shops we go to eat! really run down-ish and hot(!!), but has delicious food!
 and ta-dah!~ the famous PENANG LAKSA.  once you have a bowl of this, you wouldnt even want to touch any of those laksa you see in sg. seriously. the taste is realllyyy different! and the smell of the laksa is just.. 香!!!  It is spicy with just a bit of sour-ness, like tom yam, but no.. its different. sorry, really bad at describing the taste...
and usually, my parents would order a cup of chendol to cool themselves down. (its REALLY hot there) oh yes!  the char kway teow is reallly good there too! one word to describe: 香!

talking about food at midnight it is making me so hungry!!!

andd, dim sum for breakfast! 

then there was dinner!

 my all time favorite!! thai-styled!!

obviously there were more dish, but i was too busy eating already!! :D
in another meal, my cousin brought super fresh seafood to a restaurant to have them cooked and we really had a feast! it was soooo good!!! and we were sitting by the road side under a tree having dinner!! see this is why everytime i come back from malaysia i gain weight. because its soooo boring there, we eat and sleep. all day! (theres NOTHING to do its just like a countryside)
my usual day there would be, waking up at 12-1pm then i'll eat lunch. then depending on my mum, sometimes we would go out to visit my aunties or go have laksa, if not i will just sit in front of the tv watching animals or  some boring shows, then it would be dinner time already! then watch more tv or stone till midnight 12-1am then sleep.
oh yes. my grandparents house have no water heater. so its ICE COLD water to bathe in the mornings and nights!! but i loveee bathing in the afternoon 3-5pm cause by then the water would be rather warm and because the weather is SOOO hot, taking a bath then is damn cooling!!! other than then, its horrible!!

look! GIANT BANANAS! uncle grew them! 

to show how huge it is, a piece of it cut-ed!

above are all at my grandparent's place. at the more country side of penang in mainland malaysia.
below are going to be pictures from penang island.
First. the best bak kut teh i've ever tasted!!

because we went there during the election period, the road sides were FILLED, really really filled with blue flags!!! just look!!!!

 really everywhere was like that. 

and this made me quite shocked and i realised, wow the competition for the election is really serious! cause penang belonged to the opposition and the gov party was trying hard to win it back! 

and here's some evening view! 
 thats the sea btw! 

and ending with pictures of my adorable nephew!!!!

and hehe! thats him doing the ending pose of gangnam style!

Sunday, 5 May 2013


so, thanks to my cousins, i finally had my first ice-skating experience at j-cube! 
it was to celebrate their birthdays! 
it was just like roller blading, just that it was much more slippery and i had difficulties braking.
each session was 2hours, after awhile it got boring cause we are just skating around in circles. 
so being me, i whipped out my phone and started taking pictures!! 

 birthday girl and boy!^^v