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Springy

Okay. So spring time is here in Beijing, not for long I guess. Facebook is an excellent platform to keep in contact with your friends all over the world and ironically, it’s also a good source to make frustrate you over littlest things like the luxury of eating char Kway tiao, Hokkien mee, laksa, nasi lemak etc. And recently I get really zeaaalous of friends who travelled either Korea or Japan OR BOTH just to catch Sakuraaaaaaaa. Some even caught geisha walking on the streets of Kyoto.

RIGHT. All I have here in Beijing is POLLUTED SMOGGY AIR, spits, and BIRD FLU.

Yay, bird flu.

So one day… THAT one day when the sky was ridiculously blue and clear of smog, I HAD TO–I JUST HAD TO grab my camera and cabbed down to 玉渊潭(Yu yuan tan park) where it’s known for its Sakura blossoms…FLOWWWWERRS.

And yes, I get my fair share of Sakuraaaaaaaas raining down my ginormous head. very cool.

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Are you cheating

I had a Singaporean gathering on the first day of the QingMing holiday. Lest you didn’t already know, china has like three days of public holidays for it. So you know, it’s unlike the situation here in China where you have more males than females, Singapore has generally more females than males. and being a pea sized country, there’re only that much of Singaporean you could find in China, let alone studying in the same school.

some bailed on us and ended up there were only like four of us—-3f1m. lol
So the point of this post is not about the gathering itself, it’s like one of the topics we touched on.

I forgot what we were talking about, I just randomly (as usual) threw something really random out. I asked, “So you know, I’ve watched this show and there was this couple went to a marriage psychologist to try and salvage their marriage. The problem they are having is that when they are having sex, the wife screamed “Tom!” out loud and the husband stopped and was like, “…who did you just screamEd?!” The wife told the psychologist that the “Tom” was Tom Cruise, and that she did not cheat on him. So what do you ladies think? Cheated or not ?”

Both of my friends answered— NO.

One even said, “It’s considered no when I think about it, but maybe when he thought of it…then maybe or yes!”

Interesting topic, yes?

More often than not, we (for me at the very least) feel that it’s harder for us to really cheat than men. In this case, I’m trying to eliminate the possibilities of a slut and a Casanova. Just a normal girl dating a normal guy. I would think or tend to think that normally a girl needs to be emotionally attached to have sex(I already said to exclude those who think ONS is fine) and that guy can just have sex for sex–not emotionally attached.

So the question is, does thinking of someone else considered cheating?

I think it’s treading on a very fine line between “is cheating” and “not cheating”. If let say you tell me M thought of Jennifer Lopez when he’s in bed with me, maybe I’ll be like “what?so you think I’m not as pretty as her Izzit.”–jokingly. And I won’t even harp another second on it. BUT if m was that stupid to tell me, “Kiki, I thought of my ex GF when I was having sex with you” then trust me, I will castrate him for 1)insulting me, 2)still thinking of his ex gf, 3)for being a jerk to me.

So I guess it’s down to how you look at it? Some would say they would rather you have meaningless physical sex with someone else with no string attached than you keep thinking of them emotionally and not having physical sex.

Well if say m watches porn, I MAY not be happy. Just saying,

Will there ever be a standard answer for this question? Maybe not.

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I am da Boss

I hate it when M shuts me up with his work. Really.

I know it’s hard working in the society. It’s hard working for a boss. It’s hard trying to finish up work you need for the next day. It’s all hard-work, and believe me, I know.

I just don’t like it how M always uses work as an excuse. Like, “baby, shhh, im need to do my work now” or when I asked him to do something like slapping the pillows when it dropped beside, he would be like ” baby, i don’t have time for this, I’m doing work”.

WORK WORK WORK. Shut up, really.

I get really cheesed off with things like that. Because I have things on my plate, too.

A lot of random thoughts ran through my head while I was changing the bedsheets. I recalled my friend telling me to “live my age”.. Right, live my age. I’m twenty three in may, I need to live like a twenty three. I shouldn’t be worrying about lights in my house, doing two person laundry etc. I should be out with my friends.

I sound like I’m complaining…but it is really just pure whines. I’m gonna work around this work thing and let matt knows IM DA BOSS.I do almost everything in this house so i guess I have the right to let him know, “hey, stop your work excuse.”

Every men in this world should honour their wives or their girlfriends. Because really, our lives don’t revolve around you men.

 

I am so funny

Booyeh. China for the third year straight. I am still going strong. &tbh I’m actually enjoying my lifestyle here ATM except the pollution and freaking uncivilised creatures.

I was so bored just now that I re-read my post about my iphone got stolen. Man, I was so lenient in cursing that person who stole my phone. Just a lil update on that, FindMyiPhone sent me an email one week later saying that someone just deleted my phone data. Yay Apple, you are SO BLOODY capable. That stupid app has NO USE AT ALL. Okay, perhaps when you drop your phone under the bed and couldnt find it. So I’ve concluded that the best way to avoid your phone get stolen is to not bring your phone out at all and if you must, tug it in your underwear. 

and the best way to get over your lost phone is to buy another one.

Trust me, that’s the most effective way of getting over it. Because I had to use my blackberry for a week or two before i got my new iphone5 and the pain of losing it didnt cease till the second i paid for my new phone

Speaking of iPhone5, MEH. Everyone around me knows im an avid supporter for Apple. I LOVE APPLE with ALL my heart. I have apple products ranging from mp3 to laptops to ipads to phones. But really, iphone5 wasnt that SPECTACULAR. Coming from someone like me, yeah it MEANS alot. I was nearly….very close to getting a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Note 2 was huge, was newer, was (in a sense) better. It was a close fight between iPhone 5 and Samsung Note 2, the former won by just one deciding factor. I blame it on my faithfulness for Apple and my laziness. Because I am using all apple products for my gadgets, i felt like it was easier to sync all my data with an iPhone 5 rather than Note2 which uses Andriod system. I hate having to type all my contacts one by one into note2 and all. So I bought my iPhone 5 in the end.

The recent release of Samsung galaxy S4 JUST MAKE MY IPHONE 5 LOOKS LIKE A TOY. Wtf. It was so power pack. So good. IF apple is not having some serious reflection on this, I am going to be a samsung fan. Really. So lets hope that steve jobs appears in tim cook’s dreams and let him know what are the possible ways to overtake samsung.

Personal updates later. I need to drink my herbal soup. toddles

 

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Marry me?

At different stages of life, there’s a trend dedicated for your age group.

Sweet Sixteen: In SG, that’s something you look forward to. Because you get to watch NC16 movies. You are so very proud to present your ID when asked at the counter whether you hit the “benchmark”. That also mean you probably had your first kiss or your second boyfriend lala.

Yay I’m Eighteen! : Congratulations! You get to buy alcohol and cigarettes… and WE GET TO HAVE OUR DRIVING LICENSE! We start to book BTT and then off we go for our first practical. Also, that means…..we are YOUNG ADULTS! we get to go clubs, dance, drink and have fun without worrying we get caught for using borrowed IDs. Oh, we get to watch M18 movies. HAHA Lol! And you get news of your friends getting shotgun marriage…blah blah.

Freedom= Twenty-One: Ta-Dah! R21 movies….. We get to watch breast and butts officially. We have overrated birthday celebrations with cakes of more than two tiers…lol….

And where I am right now. Where I hear friends applying for flats (?!), friends getting married(?!), friends getting pregnant (?!)…..and look, I’m still studying for my bachelor. Seriously? Why are you people so ahead of time?or rather, SO AHEAD OF ME! Hmpf!

Sometimes when I get the news, I was like rehearsing at the back of head what should I say if they are inviting me for their weddings. Usually I’ll be like…”ah, Im in Beijing during your wedding! Awww!” —-and I made myself fade away slowly into the background listening to their wows and booms about wedding preparations and how did the proposal go.

Although I always ask if M is going to marry me (LOL), that thought of it actually becoming a reality is relatively quite far away from what we are now. Getting hitched is actually another big responsibility of not only two people, but involves two families. And also, you cannot be financially handicapped to get married, right? I mean, I wouldn’t want my family to pay for the wedding fees…. Err, sorry for my OCD. I don’t like family paying for me and Im still a poor student.

But friends of mine just went straight into marriage…

lalala

 

The Beijinger_Photos

I don’t know why I’ve dedicated one post especially for the house renting in beijing. It was a favour asked from the Ayi living above me to help her out in advertising the apartments.

I need to stress about this point : I am not an agent. I am an international undergraduate from Singapore studying in Beijing Normal University and lives in a studio apartment 10 minutes walk from the college.

And also that these photos uploaded here are just for your reference. They were taken in September 2012 and probably have already been rented out. Just in case you have doubts in the size of these apartments, they are usually 38 square metre. The unusual case would be a bigger apartments with two bedrooms, one toilet and one living room.

The rent here ranges from 3800rmb to 4300rmb(IMPT:If this is out of your budget, please do not email/text me——sorry I don’t mean to appear nasty..but it happened twice to me that people had wasted my time–like i’ve mentioned above, I am not an agent…so… spare me the gruel torture of running here and there and ended up you’re not renting.)

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If you’re interested after looking at all those photos and felt that you are interested… text/email me accordingly as mentioned in Thebeijinger.

The address is : 小西天,五月华庭. Feel free to google map it 😉

 

Till then x

Mirror mirror on the wall…

mirror mirror on the wall-who’s the fairest of them all?

Hold it there. I’m not going to start storytelling anytime. Just saying 😛

Finished my exams awhile ago. Nowhere between fantastic and awesome. Just a mixture of blehs and mehs. Planned to hibernate before my interview later in the early afternoon but as usual, i got distracted -even from sleeping- by blog hopping. I read an entry named ” Priorities ” written by one of my friends.

It took me long enough to realize that , hey, humanity is restored (9gag) lol.

The post wrote about how he went into MCD and noticed a girl who once had cleft-lips by her scar and later found out that she’s a lil disability. He bought her Big mac meal and some side chicken meals.

In the midst of striving to be on the upper class society range, we sometimes forgot how simple things make us happy.

And the best of all things , is to be surrounded by people like that. Really.

Gen and Lou —fellow singaporeans whom I met them at the police station (for temporary residential permit) are people like these. We went to wudaokou together and while I planned to pop by 7-eleven to get some hot sandwiches for the homeless people, they had the same thing in mind. We ended up buy so much food and had them distributed to those homeless people we saw around that area.

Why food? The simplest reason of all is that, it’s so apparent to so many of us that it is a syndicate to “get money”. They get these elders to beg on street and what’s not.

No, i did not come up with that idea of giving food to them.

I learned that from a fellow brother in Christ. He’s Abraham from the Philippines . I got to know him during my first year in China at FAO(Fridays@Oasis).  He showed me by actions how he could bless other people with these lil things. I started doing so whenever I see a homeless man on the street. Sometimes, money could do that much but a nice warm meal could bring happiness.

I don’t know about you, but food makes me really happy. And I hope those lil meals I’ve gotten over these two years made someone happy, even for a few minutes.