Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Community I Love


So about 2 weeks ago, a bunch of coaches and contestants gathered at 73 Circular Road for the "Got to Move" party. Basically they are moving to a better place just down the road. This place holds a very special place in my heart as this is the place where I lost 11kg and my life sort of changed. I met the most hardworking and inspirational coaches who have helped hundreds of people to lose weight/gain muscle and basically obtain the best body and health that they can. 

This is the place where I grunted and groaned with other contestants as I sweated it out, pushups, Russian Twists, you name it, we did it. The catered food (I think it was Indian) was sooooo good. And alcoholic beverages were provided too. I drank my first shot of Jagermeister. I had never heard of it before that day. I learn something new everyday. Apparently it is 35% alcohol by percentage, which is pretty high for a non-drinker like me. But I believe I took it well. 

Image result for jagermeister shot
After dinner, we had a limbo contest and the losers had to sing karaoke in front of everyone and it was pretty hilarious because some of the coaches totally didn't know the words to the lyrics. 

Overall, it was a good day. :)

Ps. I know you can't see me. But I promise you I am in the photo. HAHAHA

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What Makes Me Happy

A lot of things make me happy...singing, music, dancing, watching funny shows, cuddling with my mom, visiting new places, trying new things (food, activities), even working out.

But I have realised that what truly makes me happy is making other people happy. It could be through a gift just to tell them I that I love them, or just being there when they need to rant, or saying stupid things to make them smile or cheer up.

I really need to become financially independent soon so that I can make my grandmother happy before she passes away. She has high cholesterol levels and diabetes so I worry about her lifespan. I want to bring her to Britain to see the Buckingham Palace. She has an obsession with Queen Elizabeth just because her name is also Elizabeth. HAHA.

So...Britain, I'm coming with my grandma. Soon. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"30 Rock" Rocks

Despite being a lover of the West and everything related to it, I don't normally watch American television shows. Their movies I love to watch, books I love to read. But I just never got around to watching shows during my teenage years. I used to love Charmed, Smallville, Summerland and the likes when I was young though.

So this year I finally felt like I must be missing out. I picked an American series randomly and immediately fell in love while falling off my chair laughing. I'm talking about 30 Rock. It's been around since 2006 but I only just completed watching Season 1. I am at a point in my life when I need things that make me happy and this show is perfect. Every episode is freaking hilarious. I love you Tina Fey!

I think another reason why I like it is because it's based in New York City, the city of my dreams (I'm visiting you one day New York). I love Alec Baldwin too (I think he is really handsome for an old man).


I did a Buzzfeed quiz called "Which 30 Rock character are you?" and I got the dumb but pretty blonde. LOL. I REFUSE, I obviously have brains. I am obviously Liz Lemon (Tina). HAHA. I think it's pretty cool to write for a television show. (potential career path maybe?)

Okay so time to start watching Season 2. 

Also, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. My mom has made so many sacrifices for me and I love her more than I can ever put into words. I will do whatever I can to always keep that smile on her face. :') Love you mummy. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bittersweet torments indeed

My love story: Boy came into my life. I left boy. The end. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Girl Problems (explicit)

Warning: I'm gonna be talking about the agonies a girl faces every month until she hits menopause. I'll talk about the agonies of menopause one day when I get there. If you're a guy please still read this so you can laugh at our miseries or if you're human enough, bring us hot water bags when needed. Ps. Highly explicit content that I may regret posting once life is back to normal 5 days later.

Thoughts that go through my mind when I'm having cramps: 

1. This womb is on fireeeeeeee. 

2. Is the world falling apart? Or is it just the walls of my uterus? 
3. I am being punished for something wrong I did in my last life right? I AM SORRY OKAY? I AM REPENTANT. Geez. 


4. I can't even sit upright for the next 2 mins. I should be given an award for sitting up and typing this post. 





5. I got the perfect excuse to curl up in bed with a large tub of Ben & Jerry's (that one flavour that I haven't tried yet). But then My Fitness Pal will scream at me for ruining my diet. *flips table* 



6. MY PERIOD TRACKER APP (yes boys, these exist) SAID THERE WERE 2 DAYS LEFT. BUT IT CAME EARLY. I WAS ENJOYING MY LIFE. WHY U CHEAT MY FEELINGS? 





7. I acknowledge that you're a human but do not TALK to me, do not TOUCH me, do not LOOK at me because I don't have the energy to peel my lips apart and form an answer, lift my finger to touch you, or turn my eyeball around and look at you. If I open my mouth, it will be incomprehensible whiny alien noises that will scar you for life. Although when my mom said something I did manage to get out " Mooooom why are you making me talk?" and I am quite proud of this achievement. Considerable exception: cuddling without talking. 

8. Where's my hot water bag? Oh wait I don't have one. WHAT KIND OF GIRL DOESN'T HAVE A WATER BAG? *gets angry at self* Should I go to Guardian now? Oh wait, I'm incapable of walking anywhere except to the washroom. Totally considering the option in the picture below. 


9. I know you've heard of Bloody Mary but have you heard of Bloody and Cramping Jaslin? She's not a very happy girl, that one. 

10. Can I write about period problems for my Journalism exam next Tuesday? Like "How to deal with periods when you're on a crazy deadline" or "Things to bring with you when you're a girl and going overseas to cover an event; No.1: Sanitary pads. 'cause you don't wanna do an interview with a stain on your skirt."

Whoo that was explicit content. I think I'm done. Ciao.
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Come and hug me and I'll be fine~ 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Two Special Saturdays, Back to Back

Okay so last last Saturday (20/9/14) was very special. I'm going to stop here.

And yesterday was also very special, thanks to my two dearies Wendy and Brielle. They treated me to North Indian food at Zaffron Kitchen (@Westgate, Level 1), to a movie, and then even got me a fabulous dress.

The food was amazing. I'm not being biased okay, Brielle said he really liked it too. I think it was a tad bit too spicy for Wendy though, oops. Haha. The ambience was great too! :) Brielle got the Tandoori Chicken set, Wendy got the Butter Chicken set and I got the vegetarian set. And we all got Tea, mine was ginger tea, I think it was called Teh Halia. So basically food was really good.


You may drool, I won't judge

And then we went to catch Babadook, which was actually not bad in terms of creepy-factor and edge-of-your-seat moments. And there was actually a happy ending, which is quite rare in horror movies. But I found the concept of Babadook stupid as hell. Who came up with that? Poor Wendy was so scared, pulling on my arm and all. HAHA. Sorry Brielle and I forced you to watch it. 


THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL DAY GUYS. :)

Friday was also a special day, Brielle graduated as Sergeant! I can only imagine how hard NS life is and Wendy and I are extremely proud of Brielle for fighting through! Woohoo!! OK now for pics.




Proud Dad

Ran into Priyanka at the grad parade!


After the parade was over, Wendy and I went to eat at Ministry of Food (MOF). Food was awesome again. I got the Salmon Bruschetta with Mushroom Frittos. YUM. Need to go there more often. 
It's always a good time Babe 

I would so go back for that

OK that's all for now. Been a good few days. Hope things continue this way. So much inertia when it comes to studying for my exams. :( It was the last day of lessons last Friday, here's a pic with the class lovelies! 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Can I have a cup of "I love my friends"?

So what have I been up to? Watched the Maze Runner with Mag and Sora. It was one of the better movies that came out recently. Always love a good sci-fi adventure movie. Plus cute actors are a bonus. Everyone's fangirling over Dylan. HAHA. WHY YOU SO CUTE DYLAN? Can't wait for the next movie now. Also watched Blended and Jodi Breakers at home. Blended is so freaking hilarious!! I kept laughing at almost every scene, it's such a feel good movie. Loved it.
Sora on the left and Mag on the right :)
Also met up with Judy after ages. It was so nice catching up over frozen yogurt. It was my first time trying IIao IIao (apparently pronounced Lao Lao) and I quite liked it. :) I tried to go as healthy as possible with my toppings, choosing Dark Chocolate over White Chocolate. Can't wait to meet Judy again. :)

Judy and I, me unglam face


Also, met up with Reetz, who is going off to study in Oxford in Oct. Gonna miss her man. Thanks for being such a great listening ear always friend. And you have always been my health motivation, continue to be healthy. We'll be #Teamfitness together, focusing on the fitness rather than just the looks. Let's keep a look out for each other so that we may never forget the real reason why we watch what we eat - for health. Like the song "All About That Bass" said, boys like a little more booty to hold at night. Hehe. 


And I have been reading Life Without Limits, written by Nick Vujicic. I'm sure you all know him right? Nick never fails to inspire. Just seeing the cover of the book is enough to inspire me. A guy born without any limbs, but yet he is smiling cheerfully in all his book covers. Hey, if we got functioning arms and legs, shouldn't we be smiling as well? Something to feel blessed for right? In other news, I got new glasses. One of those black nerdy frames to declare to the world that I am a bookworm. HAHA.The question here is, can I pull it off? Of course I can, I can pull anything off. (Where did this shameless Jaslin come from?)

Featuring my rainbow tie-dye shirt
My eyesight got worse though. It's 650/550 now. Calvin Klein glasses though, thanks mom for splurging on me. Love love. I'll try not to drop these glasses as often as I dropped my previous ones. Coincidentally when I was reading Life Without Limits in the washroom this morning (too much information?), I came across a story of a woman, an award-winning photographer who is legally blind.

"Laid off from her job of twenty years, and all but blinded by failed surgery and a hemorrhaged retina, Glennis could not be blamed for despairing and giving up. You might expect her to grow bitter and angry. Instead, she was grateful to soar higher and farther." How inspiring is this? So I shall be grateful for my eyes, no matter how bad my eyesight is, I can see. I can dance, I can sing. I am alive.
I actually have a classmate in MDIS who has really poor eyesight and he told us that he may even turn blind one day. I heart broke when I heard that. I'm not really close to him but I always say "Hi" and "Bye" with a smile before/after class. He seems socially awkward and reserved but a group of my classmates actually included him in their group, made him a part of them and that's really commendable. Usually people don't bother interacting with the quiet ones. So kudos to them for being so nice, really. :') 

As I turn 20, I only have these wishes: To really grow in maturity, wisdom, to understand and empathise with people more, be a better daughter and friend.  Oh and Shah Rukh Khan. Another one of my wishes. HAHAHA. 

I want to learn to be selfless
And wait let me panic for a while. I AM GOING TO BE AN ADULT. NOOOOOOOO. Who else is freaking out about becoming an adult? Adult by age, child by nature. Yep, that's me. Next few weeks are going to be hectic. One presentation, one assignment to be submitted, followed by four exams. Wish me luck. That's all for now, need to prepare to go out. :)

P.s. Also met up with Wan Ling and Zhiqi, it was lovely girls. :)
P.p.s. This post was written in a rush and so I apologize for my grammatical and spelling errors. Peace.

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"I can take a lil bit of pain for you"