… Thank you for being here throughout this difficult period. Thanks for coming over to spend time with me when I couldn’t go out. Thanks for being so patient and understanding even when I snapped at you because I was frustrated about other things.
So, my dad got 2 stents in his arteries, and was discharged last Saturday. Technically his heart is still very weak and operating at a very low efficiency, but since he’s a super laid back person, I think he’ll be fine. I hope so.
Coincidentally, after the TCM doctor changed my medicine again last Saturday, I was having trouble sleeping yet again (initially I was still able to doze a little on and off throughout the night) – I mean, I slept, but only for like 4 hours before I woke up and couldn’t sleep thereafter. Went to see her again on Tuesday to make some changes to the medication, and viola I was able to sleep now! Or at least I have been able to sleep from 11pm to 6am at least, throughout. And it’s deep sleep, not those dozing on and off kind. Hopefully I don’t jinx it by talking about it here, lol. Let’s hope I’m slowly getting back my sleep pattern.
Work is getting pretty boring – I’ve finished all my month end reporting for July, so I’m now litterally left with nothing to do. I’ll be on leave tomorrow and Monday, so that’s a long weekend to stay at home and play POE. Actually I’ll just probably spend the Saturday out or something alone – it’s been awhile since I have my me-time.
Today is the birthday of the guy whom, I can safely say, really knows me – my quirks, temperament, thinking, etc. Always there when I needed him – always. To the point where sometimes I wonder if I’m taking him for granted, even now as a friend. :(
He’s someone special to me, has been, and always will be, regardless what happens. I still wish the best for him; I still hope he will find someone who truly loves him and deserves him. I wish I could love him the way he love(ed?) me, but… I guess life likes to make fun/play tricks on us this way.
Happy birthday Reko! May your birthday wishes come true! =)
It’s been almost another month since I last updated this blog, and as usual, there’s nothing interesting going on at the moment.
Well, except for the fact that I’ve changed my telco operator from Starhub to Circles.Life. So, at S$48 per month, I’m getting 23GB data. Heh. How nice is that? I can stream Dota 2 matches on the go anytime I want now, without worrying about my bundled data going burst.
Well other than that…. everything’s the same. Bored at work, bored at home. Busy, yes, but still bored. Got myself a small backpack for work from Taobao, to ease the load off my left shoulder coz those one-shoulder bags are just making my shoulder hurt.
Ahhh my life’s so routine and predictable that there’s absolutely nothing to write about. Oh geez.
Anyway, it’s spring! So it’s time to change the side background again, yay!
Bruno had to make the hardest decision today – to euthanize Heibao due to his liver failure. I can’t even imagine how he’s feeling right now, when I’m almost tearing every minute or so here in the office every time I think about it.
One thing I’m very sure though – Heibao had lived a fulfilling life. He had the whole Sng family loving him, giving him the freedom that he needed, while taking good care of him. Every living creature has to go at one point, you and I as well. That’s why we always say – live life to the fullest. I’m sure Heibao did.
Message to Bruno: Wipe your tears, be brave and smile. And thank Heibao for coming into your life. (And mine, somewhat.) You have loved him dear and cared for him with all your heart, and I’m sure he loved you too.
I’ve finally finished my FY2016 closing, did all the reconciliations etc… and now I finally have some free time!
I’ll probably be writing up the Japan trip journal soon (gonna take some time!), but generally the trip was cold (colder than I expected!) yet relaxing. Don’t really wanna hide anything so yeah, the person who went with me on the trip was Bruno. Nope, we are not together (you wouldn’t believe how many have been asking this). We are not sleeping together either. Okay, literally speaking, we are, considering we do share a bed now and then at staycations or holiday, but we don’t touch each other. (Believe it or not, it’s up to you. Those who know me very well will know that it’s perfectly possible.) We are really very good friends, that’s all, and we respect our friendship. After the failed r/s with Bear, I kinda realised that being very good friends don’t mean it should naturally develop into something romantic. In fact, it can kill off the friendship if the romanticism turns sour, like what happened between Bear and I. So I didn’t want that to happen between Bruno and I, hence our friendship is going to remain as it is now. He isn’t interested in a relationship either, because he felt he couldn’t contribute much to it. He is, after all, just an artist and artist positions are being exploited badly here. His salary is really rather low, and he felt it’s unfair for the girl if he couldn’t provide much for her.
Anyway, going overseas with a person makes you see the person clearer. And it also makes you see yourself clearer. In my past overseas trips, I always find myself lashing out at my travel partner – regardless who they are. I’ve always thought it’s really just my temper – and it’s better for me to travel alone. For this Japan trip, I also nearly lashed out at him once, but it didn’t develop into a full scale eruption / argument. Turns out that he knew what made me frustrated – I was too stressed about getting to a particular place within a stipulated time. I started snapping at him while I was trying to make a decision (but too flustered to make one). I threw all sorts of possibilities at him to let him know that those were my concerns, and he ended up making the decision for us. That kinda calmed me down a little, because like, FINALLY, someone is taking responsibility of making decisions, and not just relying on me. He knows I can make decisions. and he also knows that I’d like him to share some of that responsibilities too. So even though he’s not a very vocal person, he will make those decisions if I purposely throw it out to him. That’s kinda nice, you know?
I was supposed to be going to Finland, but that will have to be shelved for quite a bit because we have plans for other places. I’m still saving up bit by bit for that Finland trip though! I would love to bring Bruno to Finland too, I think he will love it there as well. And hopefully to introduce him to Reko, and let these two artists talk their hearts out. Both are passionate when it comes to what they are doing… to the point of sticking to it even though it’s not working out as nicely as they wanted it to be in life. Maybe these two can work together in some projects or something… I don’t know. One can hope! :D
I missed Finland quite a bit… and I missed Reko, his mom and his sister quite a fair bit too. Why is it always so expensive to travel to Europe? =(
Geee I am so busy lately until i haven’t been updating my blog much. I haven’t even did ANY write up at all for the Japan trip. Oh geez I really need to sit down and put everything aside to write that trip journal down at some point.
But for now, I’ll need to get back to my work first. Dang why is this year so busy! =(
Right! So I haven’t really been doing much lately, to be honest. Just playing WoW (thanks to the WoW anniversary XP buff that’s gonna end tomorrow) whenever I’m free, and listening to radio dota in the meantime.
I’ve finally spent the $200 Fraser Mall Giftcard that my insurance company gave me last year, and I used it to buy Fitbit Alta. It’s actually quite interesting, and it kinda really motivates me to walk more in order to reach the goal / milestones. I even wore it to sleep because it’s pretty interesting the way it tracks my sleep. It tells me how long did I sleep for, how many times did I actually wake up during the period (and I didn’t even know about it) and how many times I was restless throughout the sleep. The bands on the Alta are interchangeable too, so I’ve bought a few more colours off from Taobao. God knows when they will arrive, but I guess I’m not in a hurry to get them.
So yup, I’m now a proud owner of a fitness tracker! Can strike that Charge 2 off my wishlist already, lol.
Two more weeks to Japan trip! Suddenly the trip seems so near… Not exactly sure if that’s a good thing. =/
Celebrated my own birthday by booking a club room at Village Hotel Albert Court, thanks to a promotion they have for their existing members. I have stayed at their sister hotel at Village Hotel Katong before, and honestly I prefer Village Hotel Katong a little more, as it’s refurbished and renovated. Village Hotel Albert Court is a little… hmm, dated.
The Club Room that they’ve upgraded for free for me due to it being a birthday stay, but then again we didn’t really make use of the club facilities, lol. Bruno was kind enough to keep me company (I would have gone alone otherwise) for the three days, hence the king bed. It’s wide enough for the two of us with plenty of space in between. He hates body heat, so space is necessary on the bed lol. Here’s some photo spam.
Yes, it’s an extremely huge room. But if you look closely at the TV cabinet, you’d see the corners have already been chipped off. I’m not that fussy, so I didn’t complain about it. The toilet light was flickering throughout our stay too, but it didn’t give us any trouble, so we just leave it as well. One issue I had with the room is that there’s no additional power outlet anywhere near the TV. Hence, there was no way I was able to charge my laptop while leaving it connected to the TV. Yes it’s extremely important… because I used it to watch dota matches on TV. =(
This hotel has the same issue as the Katong branch – and that’s the blanket is way too warm. Synthetic feathers are bad, sigh. But other than that, the bed is fine, towels are fluffy and white, and their water kettle has to be one of the cleanest and newest I’ve seen in a hotel, really.
We watched a movie on his USB stick – Alice Through The Looking Glass, before getting a late dinner on the first night at Swee Choon, a place where he never went to before. We ordered a couple of dim sum, and were generally pretty satisfied with the food. Then we went back to the hotel and watched more dota.
Sunday was truly a relaxing day. We did literally… nothing. Except watching dota and movie (caught up on The Mechanic Resurrection after dinner). We didn’t even walk too far for dinner, before going back for more dota matches. But because our sleep quality was pretty bad (thanks to the blanket) the night before, we went to bed earlier than expected and tried to catch some wink.
It’s an uneventful day today when we checked out, except for the fact that it was pouring cats and dogs when we left the hotel. We ended up really wet all around even though we shared an umbrella. The rain was just too big. And after I got home and was done washing my clothes, I’m just sitting here and trying hard not to doze off during the day. Don’t really wanna screw up my sleeping timing….