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Depressed BUT I’ll need to move on!

I had a bad feeling that I won’t be able to graduate after all my papers but I can’t really be bothered about it and enjoyed for a full 3 months till Monday, 15th August 2016. when I got my result.

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I failed 3 modules out of the 5 modules I took last semester and the worst part! To graduate, I can only fail up to a MAX of 2 modules, which indirectly means: I’LL NEED TO RETAIN FOR ANOTHER YEAR!

As this degree was sponsored by my company, I’ll need to go through them to get extension and it’s subject to approval and I’m still pending for their approval. Nevertheless, I’m going to retake the failed subject and I’m just like a stone throw away from passing!

Sometimes, I really don’t know why I failed. Like I really did study for the exam and I started early and did revision almost every week, but the results still came up with 3 failed.. It’s just so demoralizing.. This is one of the worst exam failure I had, other than my O levels where I also failed 2 subjects out of the 7 subjects I took (hahha, it feels like I didn’t study ya? But actually I did).

Nevertheless I’ll need to move on, stop thinking about the 3 failed modules but concentrate on the re-takes now! I don’t believe with double the effort in and working smart (gotta start later instead of earlier) I will fail again! Mmm, unless I’m damn SUAY! I think what I need now it’s just a good rest before school start and then work hard & SMART!.. I can’t wait for my short JB trip beginning of Sep!

Aww, JY! Move on and stop brooding about it! (It’s difficult not to think about it and over-stress yourself thou. T-T It’s complicated)

 

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The Temporal Blooming Of A Flower Upon The Earth

I’m wondering how many of you actually follow my blog, but nevertheless, I’m going to try to blog about an on-going event happening now! Hope anyone seeing this post don’t just close this immediately.. (At least read till the end please… >.<)


If you are around Maxwell/Tanjong Pager area, why not pop by URA, Singapore City Gallery to view some artistic photography by Akai Chew, his first SOLO exhibition..

As adapted from his FB event page:

Every year, during the lunar 7th Month, the cityscape of Singapore is lit up by brilliant lights of the getai.

The getai stages are inserted into the existing cityscape, affixing themselves onto footpaths, trees, lampposts, and existing buildings. For a short span of a few nights, they become a beacon, attracting audiences from far and wide.

Empty spaces are turned into lively places of show, ceremonies and rituals. These structures appear for a few days and then disappear, surviving and functioning through this temporal symbiotic architecture.

Do note tat his solo exhibition is till 10 September 2016 at Singapore City Gallery, 45 Maxwell Road. Definitely an exhibition not to be missed! PS: It’s located at level 3, just take the URA lift up to level 3, turn left and you’ll see it.. There’s the exhibition decoy on the lift too.. 

Tada, the entrance to the exhibition:CIMG0741

Some snapshot of the exhibition.. (Pardon for some blurry image, some images looks blurry on my camera and I don’t know is it because of my shaky hands or it’s actually normal but it’s the camera setting. Can’t wait for another month for my Samsung Phone!)

The idea is to bring out the getai tentage and architecture, from past to current, how getai’s stage “grow” these years..

We went to the “opening ceremony” held on 2nd August 2016. See the crowd! Hooohoo.. Success to Akai Chew.. Well, being a photographer/designer, solo exhibition is one of the best achievement one could get.. So, DO SUPPORT!

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Bowling; Win it or Lose it ALL!

And so, we got to this agreement that whenever we want to eat “GOOD” food (anything more expensive like JUMBO, JPOT, BUFFET falls into that “GOOD” food category) we’ll go and EAT first then after that, play a sports/game after that to determine who pays for the meal! So, it’s like a winner takes all and LOSER pays all!

So, we’ve decided to go for either JPOT or Japanese BUFFET on this coming Friday, 5th August and will pay it via a BOWLING game! So to see how HE fare for bowling, we decided to go for some “practice” rounds last Friday and then the loser will pay that Friday dinner (which cost about $8.. -_- No kick at all..).


A GAME to Determine Who PAYS ALL!

We had dinner at the hawker center (Teochew porridge) and ordered a spread of staple food to go with it and it cost $8! Aww, I just love the Teochew porridge at Bukit Merah Hawker Center.. (I always have that when I’m seeing the doctors in the polyclinic..)

So, we went to Safra Mount Faber for the bowling game! It’s under SuperBowl..

SAFRA Mount Faber Operating Hours
Open daily from 10am to 2am
(Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays from 10am to 3am)

Rates http://www.safra.sg/enjoy/recreation-leisure-entertainment/superbowl#.V59bDfl97IU

SO, before you bowl, you need to rent their shoes which cost $1 per pair of shoe rental.. 😀 And off we went.. We’re lucky that we were allocated a more secluded area as it won’t be embarrassing if all our balls goes down the drain.. We’ll need to choose the weight of the ball and then off you go.. Hahha..

We only played 1 game and he got a STRIKE “X” on his first throw.. Hahha.. I almost regret using bowling as the game to pay for meals after his strike.. T-T But I end up wining the game! WOhooo! (He said he wasn’t playing it seriously as it’s just practicing game. But, he seems to hide some of his talent thou, he had 2 strike!)

Tada, our score! I think we are like the bottom few that score 2 digits score for bowling games.. Hahhaa, but overall, it’s great fun! Can’t wait for FRIDAY (where the real game begin)! Cheers!

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Season for CRABs!

Well, I’m really lazy to blog nowadays as I just feel like sleeping when I reach home. Working is like going to field camps! Lots of things happened at work and I’m under enormous stress and pressure that I think I’m going to go crazy soon! Can’t wait for my short trip in September! Mmm, or maybe I’ll just go for a short staycation?

Well, let’s talk about something HAPPIER!


Jumbo Seafood

We went to National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC) for Jumbo Seafood sometimes back to celebrate our Anniversary and also because I had my JULY BONUS! *Wohoo! Though it isn’t alot, but it’s still EXTRA money!*

Jumbo Seafood is famous for it’s Mee Goreng and JUMBO Chilli Crab. Click on the link to find out more: http://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/home 

We also signed up for the membership for $20! http://www.jumbogroup.sg/jumbo-rewards.. Tada! There’s more saving to the FOREVER expensive crab meals! Hahaha.. So, the moment you sign up, for the $20 you spent, you’ll be entitled to J$20 points.. WOhoooo, that’s like alot! *Pss, it’s damn hard to earn J$.. I spent $107 on the bill and earn only J$5, but because of the membership, there’s a 10% discount*

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This is our second time here. So we ordered Shark Fin soup instead of the Yam Ring Scallops zzand we ordered the female crab instead of the male one, so I could eat the roe! Was intending to mixed the roe with the rice but was damn full from the Mee Goreng, Crab and SF soup (well, some activist will then name-calling me again but.. It’s like so once in a while?)..

Another good thing about Jumbo Seafood is that they will give you this bib to you in case you’re afraid that the crab eating is too messy for you and also gloves (in case you don’t want to dirty your hands) *I did use the gloves this time round and I went around grabbing Mee Goreng and place them on his place using my HAND.. Hahhahha* 

Ending off with me wearing the bib and US! WOhoo.. Till 5 August, our JPOT lunch! Will determine who will pick up the tab by playing a sports! Wahahahah

 

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Book Review: The Last Juror

Have decided to keep track on the books I read as I have this tendency to forget if I have read this book or not till I read the 1st chapter.. I used to keep track via this application on my phone but my Samsung phone was pronounced dead last year, so I lost most (of should I say ALL my records).

FIRST blog book review: The Last Juror by John Grisham

I can’t remember when I bought this book but it’s been lying there in my cupboard for such a long time that I’ve decided to read it after my EXAM in MAY!

Well, it’s a good book that have captivating summary at the back of the book and also engaging story line (in the beginning) till the moment Danny Padgitt (you have to read the book to know who he is) got caught.. The way the author describe the courtroom is great however, I felt that the ending falls short and was quite disappointed with how the story ends, well, I was expecting more of author like John Grisham from how he actually got me “addicted” to the book in the beginning (although this is the first book I read by him).

The following is just the abstract summary from the back of the book:

In 1970, one of Mississippi’s more colourful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23-year-old college drop-out, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper…

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guility and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, ‘life’ didn’t necessarily mean ‘life’, and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himseld paroled.He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began..

It’s more of a crime, less of thriller for my liking, however, I do admire how John Grishman managed to engage you to the story like you’re there reading The Ford County Times and also in the courtroom listening to the trials of Danny Padgitt murders (something new to me).. I would like to read 1 more John Grishman book.. 😀

Book completed: June 2016

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What’s that on my Hand?

It was somewhere in early March where I realised there is this little ball growing out on my hand. Initially, I didn’t give it much thought as (to me), it looks like a bone protruding out and it is PERFECTLY normal. It was till my colleague told me that little ball is not normal that I started to switch to panic mode (due to the abscess incident).

I measure that little ball and it came up to be about 1cm in diameter. With my panic mode still on,  I got an earliest appointment to the doctor to ensure that that little ball is not cancerous. It turns out that the little ball medical name is called, ganglion.

Ganglions (according to the brochure from NUH) are cysts that are filled with fluid and are usually attached to adjacent tendon sheaths or joins. 

The doctor said that ganglion could go away by itself (but she can’t say when, maybe a few months, maybe years maybe won’t even go away) or could be surgical remove. She asked if I want to get it surgical remove and of course, I said “Yes”! (Who wants to have that on their hand and there’s like maybe 20% chance it will be there FOREVER) 😀

The doctor then proceed to give me an appointment to Skin Center in May.

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Okay, it’s got to be a little lengthy here as I’m going starting to complain, whine…

I was happily waiting for that Skin Center appointment in May and when I reach the skin center, they told me that this case shouldn’t be referred to them but to the (forget what specialist). I was then given an appointment to a hand specialist instead as when they are making the appointment, the staff (from the other side) told them that it’s to hand specialist. SO, I was discharged from Skin Center on my first visit. 😀

Okay, I went to the hand specialist on the given appointment date. When I reached there, the doctor told me that it’s actually a “water cyst”, nothing much, just a ganglion and since it’s not hurting and stuffs, I could just leave it there and they will go away by itself (don’t know how long, but it will). I was then ask to go for an X-Ray (I don’t know for what) and back to the doctor again.

The doctor told me that it’s advisable to just monitor the  ganglion and if it causes any pain or tat ganglion poses hindrance to my daily activities, they will perform a minor surgery removal then. Else, they would advise me to keep it there and it will disappear in due time. They said that having surgerical removal will have a 10% chance of coming back and I’m exchanging that for a scar.. Zzzzz

Okay, I want to scream!!!! I have wasted 2 days of MCs and almost $100 bucks on the consultations!!

Let’s end off with a photo of my ganglion.. Tada!

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