I promised BKK pictures, and here’s the first post of them. MY PANORAMIC SHOTS. So I decided to get the Pano app while I was there firstly cos I needed to capture the full awesomeness that was our service apartment.
Also, for those who are thinking HOWCOMEIGOTSOMUCHMONEYTOTHROWAROUND, the answer is I DON’T and that we got this apt for like the best deal ever. To give you an idea, I paid ~$300 for my FLIGHT AND SIX NIGHTS in the apartment. EAT. THAT.
The living area. Complete with CABLE TV (WE LOVE CABLE) & a fully-equipped KITCHEN (there were even tupperwares. TUPPERWARES.) Apartment also came with two bedrooms and two toilets. Photos for that later.
Here are some other panos I took. Pardon my FAIL noob pano skills.. BKK has too much MOVEMENT in the air, there’s no way I can capture perfect pano shots in places like Chatuchak:
Heehee note the alien HAND emerging from Cheryl’s arm. Whuut.
This was taken on the bridge across Platinum mall. Look closely to see where my pano messes up. My bad!
Some time last month when Cheryl got back from Shanghai..
3 of us had dinner… and then Cheryl WAS LAZY AND WENT HOME cos we are not as happening as her friends in Shanghai.
So Mat & I went to Toys R Us while waiting for Kat and DISCOVERED THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF 21ST CENTURY TOYS!!!!!! They had all sorts of amazing things I would have DIED to have as a kid. Seriously. One of them as featured in the photo: DISNEY PRINCESS MASAK MASAK TOYS (!!!!!!!!!) I understand why toy stores are really heaven to little kids.. now its just sad cos we can just buy them and its not special anymore. FAILSAUCE.
Mat was the only one who couldn’t hula hoop. Fail. No child bearing hips.
We ended buying DISNEY PRINCESS RINGS and then later realised they were too small for most of my fingers.
AND WENT CRAZY OVER THE HELLO KITTY MACHINE!! The ones where you put in one dollar and then you twist and the toy comes out in an egg. HAHAHA UM. We didnt manage to get the BIGINI hellokitty :( I do think we spent a small fortune trying..
Later on @ TAB (again!). Gave Kat her overdue birthday present!
TOYS & JOYS.
Um. Yeaa.. that’s Michael. HAHAHAHAHHAHAA (don’t ask).
Okay just kidding, he came to join us because our post-dinner activity got changed and we managed to convince him to come down and hang out with us :)
The night concluded with supper @ NEWTON! Where we bumped into Joshua Tan & gang! Whom I haven’t seen in ten thousand years. Also, late night sting ray is the bomb.
I am happy because
1. I woke up to news of TEAM JUMBA (!!!!!!!!!!) SO STOKED FOR THE NEW AMAZING RACE SEASON RIGHT NOW :D :D :D
2. Went for a long-postponed tanning session before Cheryl flew off (for the 1230123th time). THIS TIME WE FINALLY HAD B O D Y F L O A T S (ala Legally Blonde). And because I couldn’t swim today WE ARE GOING BACK SO THAT I CAN FLOAT ON THE BODY FLOAT. (+ I’m gna get more cos I’m sending some to YJ anyway so we can just use them first whee~)
3. Found this photo that rekindled my old obsession with Lily&Rufus. This is how to age with style, people. I really love this photo.
4. Had really nice coffee at the RJ cafe while giving tuition. (COFFEE SPASM SPASM SPASM)
5. MODULES ARE FINALLY SETTLED. NOW LETS CHIONG FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS BEFORE MY WELL-DESERVED BREAK AT BKK.
6. CS mail things came!! Time for experimentation. WHEE.
7. Father Yap moments
(a) Father yap drove through a macdonalds somewhere in the middle of nowhere (called SOMETHING HUB I CANOT REMEMBER NOW) and suddenly it looked like WE WERE IN AMERIKA cos of the way shops/restaurants were lined up and how my dad messed up the drivethru order (trueblue old asian man style – “UH UH NONO CHANGE THE HAMBURGER TO NUGGETS!” “NONO WE WANT THE 9 NUGGETS” “OH CHANGE TO 6 PIECE NUGGETS!” – the woman at the speaker just stopped talking after awhile cos there were too many voices)
(b) BELTED OUT DANCE TO THIS SONG WITH GID IN THE CAR while sending him to camp. When it was time for Gid to exit and me to come and sit in front, my dad RANDOMLY BURST INTO THE CHORUS OF THE SONG. Except instead of ‘dance to this song’, he replaced it with his own words of ‘COME TO THE FRONT.’ HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.
8. Last but not least, YJ (finally) cut his hair.
This has to be the 01921023th time that we went through a cyclical conversation (a few months ago) of:
Me: Can you cut your hair pls its so long
YJ: I’M NOT GNA CUT IT I’M GNA GROW IT OUT
Me: WHAT DONT BE RIDICULOUS can you pls cut it
YJ: I’m gna grow it out cos I’m cool
Me: You are such a korean. You know you are going to cut it eventually
YJ: No I’m not. And you can’t do anything about it
Me (in my head): He’s so going to cut it eventually….
PFFFFT. Of course I was right. Haha kidding. AND DID I MENTION I LOVE HIS HAIR!!!!!!!!! <3 Fav haircut by far (esp after the disastrous chinese ahbeng haircut he got when he came to SG.)
There are 923014 birthdays in August! Evidently its true that people are into serious baby-making during the festive period of Christmas/new year.
ANYHOW, today it is the birthday of 2 close friends I am really grateful to have.
(LONGHAIR FLASHBACK in this photo is kinda freaking me out btw)
HAPPY 22ND MAE :)
Friends forever makes the most sense in this case. Some things just really wont change between us, and its the rarest thing in the world to have someone see you grow & change as a person for better or for worse and still love you exactly the way you are. xo woman.
HAPPY 24TH QUEN!
For being one of my very first friends in Uni (and I mean Friend, not like Caleb’s friend haha) and for those spontaneous Deck/Library conversations that span endless HOURS – these make up pretty much almost half of my uni memories.. and they were some of the best. Thanks for everything :)
As I was looking for photos of Quen on facebook.. I stumbled upon our YEAR ONE PHOTOS omg and can you please check out how young we were back then:
Toshi & Quen’s age: 21
My age: 19
(!!!!!!!! AAAAAAHHHH I WAS STILL A TEEN AAAAAAAHHHHHH *DESCENDS INTO RAGE AND MADNESS*)
OH.MA.GOODNESS. THE THOUGHT OF THIS AND THEN THE THOUGHT OF WHERE WE ARE NOW IS SERIOUSLY KILLING ME. This is probably the 0920233 time I am ending off with this sentence BUT TIME. REALLY. REALLY. REALLY. REALLY. FLIES.
Our youth has gone.. and would we even have remembered it if not for photographs? :'(
KAY THIS WAS NOT MEANT TO BE A DEPRESSING POST. SORRY IF IT BACKFIRED ON YOU GUYS. HAHAHA HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! <3 MUCH LOVE FROM ME.