It has been a while my friends. I’ve been obsessed with american tv shows lately (what else), and I’ve finished Orange Is The New Black seasons 1 + 2, AND Awkward sesaons 1+2. That’s what my life is all about these days. Sleeping at 3/4am, waking up at 12-2pm (sorry not sorry), training, and then back to my shows. I also read books okay, i’m not just glued to my laptop..
So, it has been about 4 months since I last blogged. Nothing you guys are missing out anyway hahah. BUT, i’m still gonna write down my boring life in chronological order because this is my blog and it’s my choice to waste the next minute of your life. If you choose to continue reading that is. Of course you do.
My last few weeks in pwc, and I guess i’m just happy i’ve had a taste of the working life even though it wasn’t really that much of serious work, like not exactly adult adult work. What is adult work anyway? Okay i’m in no position to say that wasn’t adult work. oh well. At least I made money sort of. I was really really relieved to be unemployed though, that I can continue doing the things I like the most (read first para) until i have to leave for the states.
Spent roughly 2 weeks in US! I think it’s the first family trip without my brother and I guess I kinda missed him :P Visited the schools and I finally chose Tulane University. It’s in Louisiana and I hope no serious hurricances will happen when i’m there? I mean, Hurricane Katrina is the reason why TU dropped in rankings. Maybe a slight flood here and then would be fun. It would be totally harmless of course, if not there’s no fun in that. Okay maybe there’s no fun in natural disasters at all but Singapore really has nothing except haze and the occasional floods that I have never experienced. Okay I should slap myself. Back to the trip, I like the people in Louisiana i guess? They’re quite fun! And there’s this dessert shop called Sucre, gosh, I can go there everyday. But I’ve vowed (I SWEAR), that I will never let myself crumble and become a giant piece of walking fat. Yup. I might have weeks called Salad Week. Where i eat salad everyday for all meals. Hmm but it wouldn’t last. Perhaps every alternate day. I really like the lemon bars from this Club 1834 in my school but i can’t pay for the meals there with my splash card i think. sobs. I also witnessed the first baseball game in my life in the school stadium! It was Tulane VS Rice? Rice won. HAHAHA. oh well better luck next time. The Yulman stadium for football will be ready in august/sept, and I can’t wait to visit it! and experience my first football game! It’s the new stadium in my school, and I’ll be able to be part of the first football home game EVER. I’m history!
After exploring lousiana (not really, just the school ha ha), we drove to tennessee! MEMPHIS. that’s the place where the king of rock and roll was born! I think. It was so cool! We had a fantastic dinner at this restaurant below our hotel, and we visited Beale Street! It’s this street with lots of bars, small gift shops, and also music shops where they mostly sell guitars. I was so tempted to buy a harmonica because I had one a long time ago and it was quite fun because I knew how to play twinkle twinkle little stars on it. Oh i can play it on the violin too. Girl of many talents, I know -flicks hair- The people on the street were just so chill, socializing and drinking, or just sitting down staring into the sky. Had to head back to the hotel because ahem i am underaged there and I can’t really do anything and it’s not like I like to drink anyway. Visited the Rock N Soul Museum the next day! It’s quite a cool place and I decided I like rock? n roll? are those words supposed to be together to make up a genre? AND JAZZ. I remember how the jazz pieces in my piano exam books are the only pieces i really loved playing. Probably why I scored better for those pieces huh. I can actually foresee myself hanging out at bars, listening to jazz and just chilling. Probably by myself too T_T HAHA. Wanted to tour the Gibson guitars museum to see how the guitars were manufactured, but the ticket was so expensive psh, not worth it. It’s not like i’m a guitar fanatic anyway, and i probably will never master guitar (including harmonica and violin hahahhahaha). Okay after tennessee, we droveeeee to illinois! We’re up north now, so the weather was dropping. Visited University of Illinois Urbana Champaign! In my opinion, the state is quite isolated? We had to drove into this vast neighbourhood where lights were out in 90% of the residences. Okay maybe cause it was night when we got there but it was 7-8pm…..? and there were no skyscrapers, no big buildings that shout “I’M A SHOPPING MALL”. yeah no. We stayed in the school’s hotel. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN FREAKING HOTEL. I was so amazed. They have their own hotel management programme thing going on, should have inquired more about it. Illinois was soooo cold, even in the room! It was spring time, and it was around 0 degrees omg. and on 1-2 nights, it snowed!!! Like omg. Toured the school the next day and I really like the school too. My tour guide was this girl who looks like jlaw!! I couldn’t stop looking at her. I jotted down her name and stalked her on facebook HAHA. I sneaked a photo of her too when she was talking. #fangirlproblems I didn’t manage to visit the stadiums in the school. I really wonder where they were hiding. Generally, the school was too big for me? I don’t really know. I had internal struggles throughout the trip, and I was so sad because I couldn’t make a decision that would affect my future. And if I make a wrong choice, good bye future michelle. But I had to soooo…..I better kick ass in university man. I just hope I won’t be a loner and actually contribute to the school in one way or another. Really feel like joining the student government omg but i need to brush up on my american accent? Yknow even if I spoke perfect english, the americans still couldn’t understand me unless i spoke super slowly. What even!
Flew to NY after! It was quite exciting because that’s like one of the THE CITIES to visit, yknow? Where shows and movies are centred around, and where you can bump into celebrities! Of course i’m not fortunate enough to bump into any :( one day! I’ll be back new york. Practically walked everywhere in new york because that’s the only mode of transportation we mostly have there after returning our rental car in illinois. Got to visit the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square and Grand Central! Few of the famous places i’ve been to ;) Also watched Les Miserables broadway! It’s so goooooood. Excellent in the beginning, even. But my dad was complaining that it wasn’t that special, and it was too expensive. Ya okay it was expensive, I agree. Sigh. But the lead actor was so good! His voice is wow. Inserts heart shaped eyes emoji here. Overall, it was a fantastic trip and damn, how I wished it was longer.
I really like america, despite how dangerous it is. everywhere. not just in louisiana. But, be in a safe place you have no feelings for or live dangerously and loving your life? Okay let me introduce to you all my favorite quote “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are made for.” I know i’m not a ship la i’m just saying :( It’s like being with a guy who is perfect and everything but you don’t love him, or be with a guy who is imperfect but you love him for all that he is? Once again, i’m definitely no love or life guru, so end of discussion here.
Highlight of May was the trip with 2 broke girls to Malaysia for Malaysia Open! The competition wasn’t good (for me), but the trip was! First time travelling with friends and it was not too shabby, albeit it was to a neighbour country? And it’s not like travelling from America to Canada kind of trip. The food in malaysia are really cheap omg. I think i’ll be a fat chinese if I grew up there. Like fatter than i already am, duh. I was upset I didn’t have the chance to bring back a box of Krispy Kreme donuts :'(
It flew past and i think i didn’t really do much except lazing at home. skip!
Back to the present. Uh. I just can’t wait to start school and start anew in a new country, a new school, a me where nobody knows about previously, a new me of course. Ready to rock the world. I can dream okay!! I just want to do my very best, no more depending on luck, because that is something you run out eventually. [talking to myself now] Don’t wait for things to fall into your lap, get off that bed/chair and grab them! If you want to be in that group, do it! If you want to be friends with that person, go say hi! If you want to ace your exam, go study! The word is Go, and no longer Wait.
No pictures because i’m too lazy. All noteworthy pictures are on my instagram anyway. My attempt at blogging like a cool person failed. okay goodbye hahahahha