A Penny for My Thoughts

What makes life, life? Despite only being alive for 18 years on this Planet Earth, I personally feel that it’s the unpredictable things in life that make life, life. Think about it! When was the last time something unpredictable, impromptu or unplanned came up? Didn’t it make an impact? Especially since you can recall every second, every minute and every moment of it.

Imagine yourself as the main character in a book. No one matters as much as you do. Let’s be real here. Who do you care the most when you’re reading a book? The main character right? That’s why the author only revolves the content around the main character. Remember when your teacher scolded you saying the world doesn’t revolve around you? Yes, it doesn’t, but your life does! You are the only one who can make your own decisions. These are the decisions that are going to mould you to who you are in future. All the experiences that you are going to gain while you’re in the process of it. You’re going to make some mistakes here and there, but it’s ok because everyone makes mistakes.

We’re weren’t made to be perfect for a reason. What would be the fun of life if we were given everything since birth? Just like playing Sims, it gets boring after using the hacks. Sure, you have the money, you have your dream house, you have your friends. But don’t you realise that the only joy is to begin?

2016 in a Post

2016, unlike the previous years, has opened up so many opportunities for me, be it meeting new people, having a leadership role, trying out new things. It has really opened up my eyes and enabled me to see things in a whole new perspective and angle. Deep down in my heart, I’m still confused about life. I am not sure what my future will be like, what I will be doing as my career, etc. However, I believe that all of this is God’s plan, and I just need to be patient and continue believing in the Lord.

I have already written down some of my new year’s resolutions and I am already stoked for 2017. If your 2016 hasn’t been a great one, then make 2017 the one — the year to remember. Try out something new, a new hobby, a new sport, a new habit. YOUR personal growth is what makes life interesting. If you are to continue to hate life, sitting behind a desk, then start moving around! Get out there and do different stuff. Stuff that makes YOU happy. That’s all that matters.

Life is pretty easy if you take a look at it. Live happily and drop whatever that makes you not.

I am immensely grateful and blessed for 2016 and I can’t wait for what 2017 has in store for me.

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

- Isaiah 41:10

 

I would like to thank everyone whom I’ve crossed paths with this year, and everyone who has always believed in me since the start.

This one is for you chicken nugget.

NEW SCHOOL

Hi guys! I just want to thank all the people that I have met so far in this school, I personally feel that I’ve changed (jk just a little) for the better after meeting some of the most AMAZING souls in my life! I really can’t wait to continue this journey with all of you. As much as I love the moment right now, life goes on and I don’t want life to stop.

So my classmates are just AMAZEBALLS, I’m not kidding, they have one of the most nicest hearts like they don’t talk ill about you in fact they try to help you, LOVE YOU ALL ALRIGHT!!!!! I’m also part of the PFP Ambassadors 2016 in Temasek Polytechnic, where we basically are given this ‘leadership role’ and we plan events for the PFP cohort! This was actually one of the main reasons why I joined Temasek Polytechnic to begin with. So thank you Lord for giving me this precious opportunity!

So when we were selected for Ambassadors, we had to go for a camp, and it was really fun!! Not that fun but you get the point. We managed to bond SO MUCH?! I was really happy because I got to meet one of the nicest people ever like Jo’Anne, E-Vyn, Joan, JUST ALOT. Of course now & then I meet up with my crazy lil asses aka Yun Ying, Joan, Yun Xuan. wew you guys will never be forgotten!!!

Last but not least, I joined Digital Media Crew (DMC) AND I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! They are really nice & outgoing!!! Although I was really shy to begin with but we broke that ice and my seniors are really nice towards me & I just have no idea to say. I’m just so blessed to be here!! Coming to Temasek Polytechnic would probably be one of the best choices I have ever made. My 2 hours travelling time is always made worth every single day :’) I don’t know how my friends made me so happy but LOVE YOU ALL!!!

I’m now going to leave you with some photos, y’know a picture says a thousand words!

New School?

Ayee, guess who’s back! That’s right, I mean, who else do you expect? heh alright so anyway, I decided to make a change, I’m gonna make my blog posts really personal from now on.

So basically long story short, I’m just sick and tired of blogging about things that doesn’t mean much to me & all, so yup. Happy or not, I’m still gonna make this blog really personal to me. Probably something that I can look back on in the future and be like, “Oh right, I remembered doing stuffs like that!!”. In the past, I would be typing out posts that are quite personal (for eg, an outing that I recently), however they would usually end up in my drafts as I felt like they were either “not good enough” or “too personal” to be on my blog. But friends, that is gonna change.

Great now that I got that out of my chest, I’m just gonna do a quick update on my life. This year I’m apparently turning 17?!?!?! Like what?!?!? How?!? Everything happened so quickly & my holidays are moving so quickly too. (But well, I can’t really complain since I had about 7-8 months of holidays hehehehehhe) I am pretty excited for school, though, although it starts at like 25 April. Future Aileen might regret saying that sentence but who cares. Soon enough, your girl here is going to study Product & Industrial Design (PID) at Temasek Polytechnic. (Not really) but what!?!? Yes I know, firstly I’m living on the North Western side of Singapore and TP is CLEARLY located at the butt of Singapore & the traveling time is probably about 1.5-2 hours? YUP. But I mean, TP is known for their design courses and I really wanted to study design. So what’s PID? Wellll, it’s something like D&T but on steroids. (& for those lost sheep out there, yes I love d&t)

Oh right, I believe I have yet to say this but I scored 6 points for N-Levels.

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I totally understand HAHAH I was in great shock when I was one of the All-Rounded Students. So YAY!!! But what’s more shocking was my English because I got an A1???!! What even, am I right?? Throughout my whole secondary life, have I ever gotten an A1 for English? Nope. I really really really need to thank Denise who has been guiding me since secondary 2? 3? Well, it all started with me creeping into her DM (YES HAHA I SLID INTO HER DMS) then we soon met & she helped me with my oral & composition, super super extremely grateful to have her!!! Not only her though, Leah helped me with my History SBQ although we barely knew each other so thank you, Leah!! :’) & I’m sorry that you had to read through my horrendous & untidy handwriting ahaha!!! Lastly, I can never forget God. For those of you who knows me well, clearly knows that I’m not a very holy person but I’m definitely not someone who neglects my religion (so I’m kind of in-between), but I do feel that my results were a blessing. Why? Well, I’m neither smart nor hardworking by birth. Hence, God really gave me the strength throughout the year, guiding me & helping me. Thank you, God!! But yup, enough of me, though. My friends oh my god. I’M SO PROUD OF MY BABIES!!! They all did well & we all qualified for PFP!!! (I also need to thank my babies, you know who you are, you all kept me going by motivating me & studying with me, I’m so thankful to have you in my life) We barely managed to go to all of the Polytechnic’s Open Houses though!!! Each polytechnic was filled with so much hype & energy, it was such a difficult choice to make – to leave. Of course, there are times that we have to split up to pairs & see the courses that we want. We can’t possibly all go to each course that we want WHILE facing a time crunch right?

Wait wait I have a photo of us in Ngee Ann!!!

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Missing Joan 😥 // can we all take a moment & appreciate my white nails & NOT my wall

Oh & you might be thinking, you went to all the open houses AND YOU STILL CHOSE TP?? ARE YOU CRAZY AILEEN? Yes, I still chose TP and no, I am not insane!! You know when you have the feeling or a vibe? I’m not sure what you call that but like when I went to the other polytechnics, the design schools didn’t really speak to me. (do you get it omg I hate explaining HAHHA but if you don’t then well move on) There is sort of a reason I guess, but that would be a whole new post so I’ll leave that for next time. So yeah, you can say that TP spoke to me (SOUNDS SO WEIRD). Anyway, that’s about it I guess, nothing fancy happened during the holidays & if it did, it deserves a whole new blog post to it. But here are some photos for your guilty pleasure (kidding!)

Volunteering

This is more of a ‘about my day’ & my perspective on volunteering blog post thing ish, umm you will get my point after reading this.

Can you agree more that volunteering is tiring yet fun & interesting? (Note that I typed the negative ‘tiring’ part out first then the positive part, hoping it will leave a positive mark on you.) Like you get to spend your day wisely and productively instead of staying at home and like slacking, wasting your life away, practically doing nothing. Well I don’t know about you, but if I stay at home, I would become the most useless living creature on Earth. I would feel like my life is so mundane and I would feel totally lazy to even get out the house. But because of volunteering, you signed up, you will have that sense of responsibility to leave your house and do something good. So yes, that’s what I’ve been doing lately after examinations. Wow, I have never went out so much before & so far oh my god. Like 10+ stops away from my house, it’s train stops by the way, not some bus stop. It’s so far but it’s worth the travelling. Although I really hope they can have more fun volunteering opportunities for me around my area, so I can save time & money. Killing two birds with one stone here. For students, volunteering can also give us CIP hours, so why not? It’s kind of fun too anyway, you’re like doing something you like for something you need. Okay not really need, like I already reached 100 hours. (170++ hours here) But you know, just do it for the experience sake or something. Besides, by volunteering, you can get to help others? Like younger children, the poor, the elderly, just others who you can help, why not just lend that helping hand to them? Obviously, we have lots of time now, stop lying, except for those who are studying for O levels and for your retest in December, well that’s just sad for you.

Today, 25 October 2014, I went to volunteer at Toa Payoh Safra, basically we just help out in the event and everything and thank God I was in the registration part. It is kind of slacky but hey better than being the game masters. I mean it’s fun, but because they keep bending down & squating, it becomes like a physical training thing. So no, I’m too lazy for that. (Hopefully, I would still be in registration tomorrow though) Not forgetting, the event had like popcorn, cotton candy & a photo booth area. It was so fun to get those free food and free photos taken. I swear it was so awkward because we went to the photo booth area like 3 times, since there were 3 of us and the machine could not print out like the same photos 3 times. So we took a total of 12 photos (4 photos on one photo frame thing). The photos turn out great, but the guy who is taking care of the machine like preparing the photos to be printed out of the machine, WAS JUDGING US SO BAD. He looked at us and like have that scoff-but-not-so-mean look? Anyways, the photos were so cool & fun & perfect & gorgeous.

Like just look at it.

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Literally, I look fine for the first one and the rest is just weird because I was laughing at yunxuan.

I ate like 5 small packets of popcorn, yes I do know that’s a lot but I was hungry okay. (OKAY NOT REALLY, more like bored, since registration was boring at the end) Then I realised that I did not really fancy cotton candy? Basically my same point of view towards sushi, like I’m fine with it, but if I can choose to not eat it, I would rather not. Cotton candy is like so sweet yet so dry. (Note that I used the negative part at the end, telling and hoping you would agree with me that it is dry) The event was like from 11am to 6pm? We had to reach there on 10am, but because we were living almost the at the other god damn side of Singapore, we had to like meet at 8.45am which means waking up early. But it was fine, I don’t want to screw up my body clock before school even ends anyway.

For majority of the schools, you guys may be starting your holidays already. Good for you. Well as for my batch in my school, have to go back to school for headstart. That really suck. I mean how can I even remember anything after like 2 months and going back to school. I would totally be so lost and the teachers would have to teach us again???? YOU’RE WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME HELLO. Okay maybe not everyone, just more like, me. Oops.