Friday, 22 August 2014

nights out

The nights are getting colder in southern Finland, and especially after my summer in Singapore, I am always freezing. Tonight I'm comfortably dressed for the weather in an autumn 'sport' jacket by Mango.

I bought this bright little firecracker in a sale in Stockmann, I can't remember the exact price but it was affordable. I'm wearing a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeggings and my god are they comfortable. These are my second purchase EVER in A&F and I have to say they are so worth every dollar. First I have to say that I don't shop at A&F often because gosh the prices are overwhelming like what the hell, how many people can buy a top for €40? And second, they don't have A&F here in Finland, but even if they did I think I would come in more for the extra dose of perfume then to actually buy something... Yes I mean the clothes are gorgeous but they are so expensive!!!! The main reason I bought this pair of heaven was that Abercrombie & Fitch on Orchard Road were having a sale for their denim. I bought these jeggings for only 48 SINGAPORE DOLLARS! That's like dirt cheap, compared to their normal prices of 156 + dollars etc. And have I mentioned how comfy they are? I can sleep in them or even do an arebesque (view picture below!!)

AND can I please mention how the salespeople / models in Abercrombie & Fitch are like perfect and so gorgeous.. To be fair I was disappointed by the boys as no. 1 no shirts were off and 2. they weren't that cute. But the girls? So so so gorgeous and the girls I talked to were very friendly and helpful... AHHHHHHHH As soon as my bestie and I walked out of the store, we straight up, shamelessly declared "We are so going to work there or at least try to one day". Yes I know the whole concept of only pretty people working there is horrible and unfair, but there is something so appealing about the store; perhaps it's the perfume they spray everywhere.

I'm also wearing a pair of classic heels from New Look, just high enough to give me some height but not enough to topple me. To be fair, half the reason I wore heels today was because I knew we were going to be driving to the restaurant >.< hehe.

It's around 8:30 pm in the pictures and you can see the sun setting in the background. 

talk again soon

Saturday, 9 August 2014

school starts and homework begins

Friday was my first proper day of classes at school. At the end of the day, I already had tons of math questions, a presentation to create (all in french mind you) and an advertisement to analyse for homework. (-.-') Now I'm sorry but didn't school just start? Honestly did my teachers get loads of homework as a kid and just want to torture us for revenge? Because it seems like it.

Honestly I am already tired. Of everything. I just want to go to sleep and wake up in Singapore.. Where I can have all the ais kacang and satay to eat. Aiyaiyaiyayai. Eessshhh so sick of school. This holiday has really made me unproductive and lazy... But still. School which has never been a chore, I used to love it, is now the definition of boredom. 

But perhaps it is only boring because classes have just started and we are mostly doing introductions....

We'll see..

Who am I kidding! 

Anyways, I've got to go back to my homework (and personal project brainstorming eurgh)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

how to be alone

this is possibly (probably) the best video I have ever watched on youtube. And we teenagers of our generation have watched a lot of youtube videos..

How to be alone is a poem written by Tanya Davis.

No summer. do not end.

Hi guys, just to clarify, I started writing this post 4 days ago and just finished this today.

Its the end of summer and the rush to get everything done  before leaving the country has begun. I'm leaving Singapore tomorrow and I still have a list of things to buy (things I need in Finland that are way cheaper here; which I do not think is rare for someone living in Finland-- the land of high tax)...

In my list are

- last minute gifts for my friends
- junk food for my brothers to sell at school (don't ask..)
- 10 (maybe more) boxes of contact lenses for the year..
- a Billabong pencil case
- face cream and/or wash
- Nair wax strips

and of course: the list of food I have to eat

- bean curd beancurd beancurd
- satay
- slurpee (cola and green apple mix)
- bubble tea
- teh tarik, teh halia, tea o limau. the list of tehs continues...
- paper tosei
- egg prata and fish curry
- milo dinosaur

I've been in Singapore for a month and a half and I feel like it's been a week or two at most.. It happens every summer at home. There can be no limit on the amount of time you spend with friends and family... And of course with summer concluding, another of school approaches.

This year at school, I will be in grade 10. This practically means PERSONAL PROJECT in the IB. This whole summer I've been stressing on what topic to base my project around. I'm sorry but the IB can be incredibly dense at times. Honestly you give 15-16 year olds a project to do for an entire year (which you now is fine.. its bearable) but then to not give us any limits or restrictions for the topic?! Like what the freaking heck. A boy last year did his project on "why the freaking owner of Manchester United FC should leave". -.- . I don't know..  Right now I'm just feeling stressed but honestly can't be bothered to think about it. I just want to skype my cousins in Singapore (yes at this point of the blog, I'm in Finland).

It's been really frustrating trying to think of a project topic that
1. I'm passionate about
2. Genuinely interested in
3. and has some substantial facts behind it..

I do not want to do a whole project with no substantial and valid information backing it. Gosh, why oh why do the IB NOT have any restrictions! It's so frustrating. I'm frustrated.

Right now I really can't be bothered with it...

bye. love.