LITTLE THINGS

Heard of `diamond is a girl’s best friend’? Of course you did. However, it doesn’t apply to me, fortunately. Ya’know how pricey it is to get a diamond for yourself and what’s worse is you can’t get a different/latest edition daily. A diamond can be so expensive that probably you are going to buy it only 10x throughout your lifetime. That’s the cost you must bear if you wanna lavished yourself with expensive goods. I won’t say that it is totally unaffordable, judging on how celebs get to don on different ones during award ceremonies. Yes, some might be sponsored but I am sure some were not. Alright enough about diamonds (in case we have ladies drooling right now)… let’s move on to MY best friend. My best friend is based on my own opinion and liking so if you disagree, I suggest you take a chill pill and not read. I don’t wanna get haters on my back. Fucking annoying. <–         DISCLAIMER. And don’t go around providing your 2 cents about obesity. Ain’t nobody go time for that? Yes, I am harsh and rude but who cares? It’s still me. Oops side tract a little. FOOD IS MY BEST FRIEND. It gives me comfort when I’m down, “give” me advices when needed, inspire me to do better, keep me on track with my diet HAHA and many more. It is safe to say that food will be my buddy for a lifetime as it holds a dear place in my heart. (Probably more than my boyfriend hehe jkjk) One thing for sure is even a 2 dollar meal can make me happy, like literally. For instance, I was so moody (was on period can’t blame me lol) and I felt that the whole word was against me. I tried multiple ways to make me feel better but to no avail. Thus, I went to one of the coffee-shops near cchy back gate and ate their lontong (Malay dish). It was so satisfying and sumptuous!!! Can’t believe such delicious bowl of lontong only cost 2 friggin bucks!! After I ate my meal, I REALLY felt so much better. Yes, I agree to some extent that it is considered as binging but if that’s what makes you happy, I say go for it. However, please moderate the portion of your food. DO NOT OVER EAT EXCESSIVELY. In the long run, you will see symptoms of high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and etc. IT IS UNHEALTHY TO EAT EXCESSIVELY OKAY. (WARNING). I am sure you guys knows your body best and are responsible enough not to harm yourself. Did I side track again?! Anyway…. Food just makes me really happy. If you buy me food on birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Christmas, I will totally love you. So damn easy to please right? Lol gullible and a glutton. Gonna be world’s easiest to please and fattest gf. DAMN. In conclusion, small little things can make you happy, for example a simple meal. You don’t have to go to the extra mile just to search for happy moments in life. Sometimes it will be right in front of you, be observant and give others a chance. People might make you happy too, like you love ones. So go ahead with what makes you happy and don’t be afraid to show it. Cheers!

GAME ON

Hello I am back. Hmmm… that’s a very awkward introduction. Today will be a random topic and I guess it’s just for me to ramble. First and foremost, I have started my tertiary education. Well I would say that it was rather hectic as I have been resting for too long. I am currently in RP and the lecturers conducted their lessons using the PBL method (problem-based learning). Initially I thought it was useless since I have encountered some PBL lessons in the past. They were a complete mess and soon enough my impression of group work went down the drain. It was utterly stupid of teachers to conduct the class using this method. However, now that I have spent at least 1 and a half month adopting the PBL method, my impression of it was total independent learning. We had to source out the solutions instead of asking the lecturers as they refused to give us the answers (that’s the purpose, no they were not being mean). If you look at it in the negative light, you will think that they are not helping you and you’d rather stay home and read up. But, if you look at it in a positive light, you will thank this system for developing you into independent learners because in the working society we don’t have a ‘guardian’ to help us. In addition, we will pick up skills (problem solving skills, presentation skills and etc) that will benefit us in the working industry. Thus, we can excel higher and strive for the best. Overall, it wasn’t a bad experience. J

Unfortunately, when we have to solve the problem, we have to work in groups (more thinking caps). You see, there are different types of group mate one can get. You are lucky, you get the smart or hardworking one. If lady luck isn’t on your side, you will get the blur and lazy ones. Trust me, you definitely get all of them eventually. For me, I am thankful that out of 5 modules, 2 modules are the downright unlucky ones. In no means am I going against them, but when it comes to producing quality work, I cannot tolerate lazy people. Fine by me if they do not want to type or create google docs but least they should contribute their ideas instead of idling. I have 2 team mates whom I am very unhappy about. Let’s call them A (girl) and B (boy). A is fresh off the boat from India and I am not picking on her based on nationality. Since she is from India, there are lots of adapting for her to do and I know it is not easy. However, I supposed she hates to be look down upon thus whenever we asked her if she understands she will say yes or shake her head. Therefore we assumed that she understands everything and have no problems tackling the questions. However, during our O.B lesson, she proved us wrong. She is indeed a person who ACTS as if she KNOWS everything. I almost puke blood hearing her answer for qna. Totally lost on how to help her (not that I am being mean lol).

For exhibit B (HAHAHA), he was from an all-boys school, thus he thinks that he is more superior to the others. He looks down on those who were from neighbourhood schools. I feel that he is arrogant and refused to take orders from those that he sees as inferior to him. In fact, he would rather do things on his own and not co-operate with us. I detest this kind of group mate.

In conclusion, you are on your own. Whether you have shitty group mates or not don’t really matter because after all the lectures are there to see it for themselves and plus you will be given an opportunity to evaluate your peers. GIVE THEM ‘STRONGLY DISAGREE’ ALL YOU WANT!!!

Stating My Opinion.

I have never wanted to be involved in any political debate or discussions between my peers before. To me the word “politics” will always be a very sensitive and controversial topic. However, with the news of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death, this sparked an outrage of arguments, debates, and discussions over the social media platform and on various sites. What was the topic about? Yes, you guessed it “politics”. I don’t think this should be an appropriate time to either slam him for his wrong doings or policies. You may not agree with his way of ruling BUT with all the time that you had WHY do you need to choose this period to nit and pick all his flaws? You can post all the negative things about him last month or even the year before. It may not seem sensitive to you but what about his family? Imagine during one of your family member’s funeral and instead of mourning his/her death, people started listing his/her mistakes and disregards the family’s feeling. Do you not know how hurtful it is ALREADY knowing that some hated him for their whole life and still rubbing it into their wounds? While others are defending the deceased’s family, there you go talking about morale values and how Mr Lee does not have them all. First and foremost, by sending hurtful remarks and unintellectual comments really shows what kind of person you are. You must have been totally ignorant because YOU are the pot who calls the kettle black. Surely and clearly, Mr Lee did not do that. Yes I may seem biased in the sense that throughout this whole paragraph I am speaking up for him. Much to your surprised, no. I know what he did wrong as a leader or the decisions that he made or the policies that he implemented. In case you haven’t know and before you start typing out your self-righteous comments, I urged you to brush up on your history of Singapore too. You must give a person credit and gratitude for what he has done right and not done wrong. With great leadership comes with great responsibility. Honestly he had a choice to abandon this swampy state and let the then Malaysians rule over us which will include the increased ethnic riots and unequal status for other races. However, Mr Lee chose the other option. And may I ask those self-righteous people out there what is it? HE TOOK IT AS A WAKE UP CALL AND DECIDED TO ACHIEVE GREATER HEIGHTS FOR SINGAPORE AND STRIVE BETTER. He led a group which we now call them the heroes of Singapore (pioneer generation) to independence and guide them through the dark with his advices. Now what do we pampered, ungrateful, sheltered young generation have is because of them INCLUDING Mr Lee. Thus do not disregard the fact that Mr Lee do deserve the amount of respect and gratitude to him. Most of his actions and words to his opponent or those who could be a threat in developing Singapore may be harsh BUT if he is not then they will never change and Singapore will be doomed. In addition, some of you think that he didn’t PHYSICALLY build up this sunny island, however if there was not a great leader like him, will there even be a Singapore? Will you be able to enjoy the coldness of an air-con? Will you be able to have a roof over your head? Will you be able to have a state with almost no gangsters and hooligans around? Will we actually have a job? Will we even have an education? Could we even have public transportations? Could we have a fearful life in Singapore? Could we possibly experienced such comfortable living conditions now? COULD WE EVEN HAVE SG50? COULD WE? ASK YOURSELF. REFLECT ABOUT THE HURTFUL THINGS YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT HIM AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. MOURN NOW WHILE YOU CAN BECAUSE THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE A GREAT LEADER LIKE HIM FOR YEARS TO COME. Keep the hatred for him to yourself these few days and released it after the state funeral. That’s the least and basic respect that you MUST give to him.

For those who do not agree with me or think that my opinion is wrong, I will not apologise for it. I have stated that I am not taking sides but at least you should give him that simple amount of respect. BASIC MANNERS FOR A DECEASED PERSON.

I have said my piece and I am thankful to those that supported him or even paying their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Humans are no saints and we do make mistakes BUT what matters most is that you admit and recognised it, and … HE DID.

So do you admit your mistakes now?

DEDICATED TO SINGAPORE’S LATE MM LEE KUAN YEW.

” Mr Lee Kuan Yew , Singapore’s founding father , has died at the age of 91.”

Quoted from the Straitstimes , and yes the inevitable has happened. As a young adult of 18 years , I have never seen Singapore grew from a slump to an economic hub or much rather a city. People said he ruled with an iron fist and to the extent some people opposed his way of ruling. I agree it may be a little stringent BUT would you rather have a soft hearted leader who gave in to all the citizens wishes or a capable leader who stands firm with his decisions and made choices that are advantageous to the country? At the end of the day we all want peace and a roof over our head and I am sure we will choose the second option. Having said that , through all my years of education be it in social studies , Mr Lee Kuan Yew has played a formidable role in everything. I respect him greatly and his foresight for Singapore. Nowadays I see the younger generation taking things for granted , for instant , the education that we have , the houses that we lived in , water and even electricity. Personally , I have classmates that complained how difficult it is to study in Singapore or how it is a chore to read. Yet again , have they ever reflect and come to terms that they are indeed privilege enough to afford education regardless of race , language and religion. Other countries are struggling with their education system and even with the recent news of how the parents of students in India helped them cheat during their exams and we all know that policies or rules have to be implemented to avoid loopholes like this. However , observing the younger generation of Singapore sending their condolences and writing tributes on how Mr Lee helped to achieve greater heights for Singapore really warm my heart.

Mr Lee speeches were all spoken with great power and much sincerity. Often I would google quotes said by him and read them with my upmost understanding and respect. I admire every single bit of him  from his love to Mrs Lee and his dedication to Singapore. Below are his famous / my favourite quotes by him.

“Anybody who decides to take me on needs to put on knuckle-dusters. If you think you can hurt me more than I can hurt you, try. There is no way you can govern a Chinese society.”
– Lee Kuan Yew, The Man and His Ideas, 1997  (credit http://leewatch.info/quotes/)

“Without her, I would be a different man, with a different life… I should find solace in her 89 years of a life well lived. But at this moment of the final parting, my heart is heavy with sorrow and grief.” (credit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/singapore/11489177/Lee-Kuan-Yew-his-most-memorable-quotes.html)

“Even from my sickbed, even if you are going to lower me to the grave and I feel that something is going wrong, I will get up.” ( credit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/singapore/11489177/Lee-Kuan-Yew-his-most-memorable-quotes.html)

“The regret is there’s such a narrow base to build this enormous edifice, so I’ve got to tell the next generation, please do not take for granted what’s been built.” (credit http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31582842)

“The final verdict will not be in the obituaries. The final verdict will be when the PhD students dig out the archives, read my old papers, assess what my enemies have said, sift the evidence and seek the truth.

I’m not saying that everything I did was right, but everything I did was for an honourable purpose.” (credit http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31582842)

Chewing gum ban

Interview with BBC reporter, June 2000

“If you can’t think because you can’t chew, try a banana.” (credit http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31582842)

“I always tried to be correct , not politically correct.” (credit from various sites)

As you can see from all these quotes , some were rather direct while others have a hidden meaning that needed some analysing. First and foremost whether you disagree or like it or not , without great and respectable leadership , you cannot lead a country through tough times and expect people to be your followers. Without prominent morals and values , a leader will be vulnerable to bribery and corruption. WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN. MR LEE DID ALL HE COULD TO MAKE SINGAPORE A SAFE COUNTRY . THANK YOU MR LEE KUAN YEW. NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS HOW SAD AND SHAKENED I WAS WHEN I RECEIVED THE NEWS. NO OTHER MAN OR LEADER CAN EVER REPLACED YOU. I SALUTE YOU FOR YOUR GREATNESS AND DEDICATION TO SINGAPORE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND REST ASSURED SINGAPORE WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS. GOODBYE MY NATION’S GRANDFATHER.

Problem.

Well , this will be kind of a short post IF it managed to be posted. You see, i did a post yesterday but when i enter my site i didn’t see that post. Why is that so? If you experience any of this situation before , please let ne know how to solve it. Comment below! Thank you!till then! 

DECISIONS 

Hey! Okay these few days i’ve been under some sort of stress. However if you knew what i’m stressing about , you’ll definitely laughed your socks off. So the thing is , i don’t if i should or should not dye my hair…simple as that. If i decided to dye my hair , it would just be the ends , something like dip-dying. Thus , i’m going to show you guys which dip-dye style am i interested in. 

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The above 3 designs are my chosen ones.So probably i will be deciding between the 3 of them. Hopefully if i dye my hair , it will turn out as beautiful as these or maybe my desired preference . Oh ya credits given to repective owners of the pictures. NOW , tell me , should i or should i not dye my hair? Worst come to worst if i can’t make up my mind , i will use heads and tails. HAHAHA! Do tell me your answer if you want / can! Till then guys! 

A New Chapter

Hello there! Well this has got to be my 4th blog/web. In the past , i used to neglect my blog A LOT and update it maybe once a month. However, now that i’m 18 , i would like to cultivate the habit of penning/typing down my thoughts of the day and hopefully when i’m older i will look back and realise that indeed i have a wonderful life. A little introduction about myself : 

1) My name is alicia and i am very obsessed with zombies (not something usual to be obsessed about sadly).

2) I am from a very sunny island called Singapore. 

3) Dance will and always be my passion.

4) My love for blue will never die. Cheesy.

5) travelling around the world is my dream and i REALLY hope to fulfill it before i die. 

6) Leo by nature. 

7) faithful , loyal , trustworthy to only people whom i love deeply.

8) keeping fit and healthy will always be in my dictionary.

9) Friends/family members thinks that i am outgoing and friendly (i don’t bite) 

10) May every year will be a better year for me.

There you go! 10 facts/things about myself. Definitely , i have more than that but if i were to state all of it , this will be one lengthy post. Alright , stay tune for more posts and i hope you guys have a fun time reading. Till then!