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Archive for April 2011

I don’t know what you heard bout me

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I had to make a list like this at work today. I like the fact that we do things like this at work – makes the day slightly more interesting.

  1. I appreciate good alcohol. When I first started drinking it was all bout getting tipsy, but now, just give me a glass of single malt scotch and I’ll be happy. I can even stop at one. And don’t u fking dare put ice or anything carbonated in it.
  2. I have an extremely short attention span. Friends will vouch that I give up almost too easily when it comes to things that require patience (DIY anybody?) So I often plan my life around this. I divide my work day into hr long intervals – cause I often need to do smthg else after an hr – if not I become bored, distracted and completely unproductive.
  3. I love things that tug at my heartstrings – be it music, books or movies. My favorite things often make me cry, and I am completely unashamed about it.
  4. I’m terrified of roaches and fire. I was afraid to use a lighter till I was about 15 – and I was afraid of the feeling the heat from a ciggie the first few times I smoked.
  5. I love mindless comedy – How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Friends, Will & Grace, Modern Family – its helps me relax.
  6. My fav dog breeds: Husky, Malamute and Choc Labs // Cat breeds: Ocicat, Norwegian Forest and  Scottish Fold
  7. I hate overplayed music – there are certain songs that you hear EVERYWHERE – while shopping, during adverts, in malls. I always grow to hate them.
  8. I harbor thoughts about pursuing my master’s degree – I would do it in something like globalization or international marketing. I genuinely find these things really interesting.
  9. I love being a budget traveller – give me a cheap flight + a cheap hotel anyday. My only pre requisites are that it has to be CLEAN, and it cannot have insects.
  10. I’m a serious hippie at heart. I would stop eating meat, do yoga and meditate everyday if I had the means.

Written by priya.balraju

April 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Posted in Personal

The last shadow puppets

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I believe a song is only as good as its lyrics. Everything else matters, but my favorite songs all have phrases that I adore and meaning that I can relate to. Here are some of my favs (:

The Last shadow puppets – My mistakes were made for you

Snow Patrol – Set the fire to the third bar

Sia – Breathe me

Adele – Set fire to the rain

Razorlight – Wire to wire

The last song is the most played song on my ITunes – I’m such an emo kid.

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April 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Posted in Favourites, Music

Fashion GIFs

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1. Unknown source

2. Burberry Prorsum S/S 2011

3. Lanvin S/S 2011


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April 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

Posted in Fashion, Favourites

Vintage nails #1

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First try at vintage nails… I think I’ll like them once I clean them up a bit. Its a little messy, I’m such an amateur, but I really like the colour combi.

What do u think?

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April 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Fashion, Personal

Better than love

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Saw this DIY online, decided to give a try.

Dug up some old beads my grandma gave me, and gave it a go!

Voila! I do like how the beads came out – only thing is that it’s a little dainty. I’m not really dainty, but we’ll see how it goes. It will make a rather nice bracelet to.

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April 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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Conversations with interesting people

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I consider myself a very gifted 23 year old.

I’ve had quite alot of life experiences compared to the average 20 something year old Singaporean and a large part of it comes from spending time with people who are much older and wiser then myself.

This week I had the pleasure of being in the company of someone rather legendary – and she was everything that I want to be when I grow up. Smart, sharp, funny, entertaining and curious – in some ways she reminds me of my grandma. Let’s call her TC.

Hock: We do things in KL… things that make us happy.
TC: … group sex?

I have never heard a bigger reaction from the bunch of us.

A rather drunk FYY: U know the first time I met Hock, we got along so well. We were like an oddcouple, chatting about tea, blah blah blah
TC: So you guys talked?

She also asked us what we see ourselves doing in 20 years – and I was thinking about that when I got home.

I have no idea what I want to be in 20 years, but I do know what I don’t want to be. I don’t want to be divorced, a single parent, bitter, lonely or poor  – then it dawned upon me that this describes someone, and if you know me well enough, you should know who.

Weiming said to me that he really enjoys TC’s company because she makes you think. She makes you feel like you should be doing everything in your life with a purpose and for a greater reason then the task itself.

By right, that is the way you should feel, but we get jaded so easily – its refreshing to meet someone who is so vibrant at 77.

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April 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

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Never let me go

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Spend a quiet day at home yesterday and ended it off by watching Never let me go (2010)

It was beautiful, sad and very fragile – it completely broke my heart.

“…and I half closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything I’d ever lost since my childhood had washed up, and I was now standing here in front of it, and if I waited long enough, a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field and gradually get larger until I’d see it was Tommy, and he’d wave, and maybe even call.”

I really want to read the book.

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April 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Posted in Movies, Quotes