Oh hello, this is my first post as a nineteen year old. Well, in fact, I’ve been 19 for about 5 days now. The age 19 is like that awkward year whereby the excitement of becoming 18 has died down and deep down inside of you, you know you’re not ready to enter the “big” 2_s stage yet.
Our celebration was simple this year, had a mini party at Xin Er’s place with a small group of our friends: just how I like it.
Thank you so much for dropping by girls:) Even though two of yall actually live on the other side of the country T_T We had lots of fun having you guys around, ya’ll the best 🙂
Of course, we had to eat our food on the floor because we cool like that. We shared some stories and stuff and then Xin Er realised we were so hungry before we got to her place… that we forgot to get our cake x’D, so I traveled back to the mall to get the cake we temporarily abandoned.
When I was back, they were playing Rummy-O, which by the way if you don’t know, I’ve grown to be pretty good from my experience at the senior centre :’) Not to brag or whatever, but okay la I’m very proud of myself because usually me and math don’t walk hand in hand down the aisle. Haha, funny thing was how Fil was so done with her tiles that she (Laugh) cried, we all know the frustration is real when you be taking all them tiles but still can’t get out :’D Sounds just like life, right there.
Both of us got plushies for each other, I think the hamster bear guy resembles Xin Er (or at the very least her personality) and she got me a duck (duh).
Not a fan of blowing candles… can you tell?
This year, Xin Er and I actually tasked each other to buy gifts worth $119. I know it’s a crazy amount of money, given we are just students but oh well, it’s the first year we’re doing this so we learn that we probably don’t need some an enormous budget but it was fun to unwrap all the gifts though, we actually have a video of us unwrapping the presents, but it’s unedited and it’s like 25 minutes long, until I have time to edit that: ;let’s just say Xin Er got me a lot of presents that I absolutely adore: most of which I didn’t even know I wanted. Spoiler alert: I cried because I was touched, she just knew me so well. My gifts on the other hand are underwhelming: I tried to make it up for it though.
So afterwards when it was later, I stayed on to hang with Xin Er and Jing Er. We just played some badminton, talked and the usual chill things we do.
Badly lit photo but at least you know we had fun. Remember what I said about making up to Xin Er? I brought her to the annual book buffet at Pansing building.
Date: 4th to 13th August 2017
Mon-Fri: 1pm to 6pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10am to 6pm
Location: (same as previous years)
No. 438 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Industrial Park 1, Singapore 569619
• 1 for S$8
• 3 for S$20
• Some books at the main hall may have price tags, but those price tags can be ignored.
• Box sale at S$50 each
As you can tell there is a wide selection of books available, and it is one of the best deals Xin Er probably ever had. Oh, did I mention what a huge fan of books my friend is xD She brought home a total of 30 books and paid $25, I paid the other half and took home 5 books (which is still an amazing deal), because I felt bad that my gifts were underwhelming hahaha.
In case you are wondering, they also have academic texts and non-fiction selections available, at the same price point. They have all sorts of payment options so that’s one thing you don’t have to worry about if you are the kind that prefers to go cashless.
You know Xin Er and I always have our “auntie” modes turned on whenever there’s a good deal and this time, our packing skills really through the roof. We got books we actually wanted and managed to pack it to the very brim, neatly with no broken spines. Just how amazing can the powers of being “auntie” be :’) Lucky us indeed.
I’m currently reading Viral (Stories) by Emily Mitchell, a collection of relatable short stories about life in general, so far an okay read, rather insightful at certain points.
Oh yeah and before that, we tried out this hot-desk sharing place called desk next door, the site is literally on their banner so I don’t think I need to link that ya. (LAZY child) Honestly, we only dropped by because it was near Pansing Building, but it turned out to be an extremely conducive place for students and working adults alike to work (alone).
Their packages are really pocket friendly, $3 for 2 hours, that’s like $1.50 per hour, you get access to WIFI :’),your personal charging point :’D, the water dispenser and of course there’s a toilet.
The drinks are also available for cheap, anyway you can check out their little sign in the picture above or their website for more details. Both of us actually managed to finish GP within that two hours, because the place is so quiet, we can’t make noise and distract each other lol. I wouldn’t say it’s the best place to check out if you need to discuss something, but it’s definitely a good place to go (I dare say: one of the most affordable, student friendly places in Singapore) if you need to get things done efficiently and productively. Walao, I’m starting to sound like their spokesperson or something, but you get my point, I’ll definitely drop by again some other time.
Oh yeah and thanks Meetash for dropping by just to give me this cute little duck, you made my day (and my grandma’s too xD).
I might do a little present haul if I have the time, but by then I’m not sure how good the presents will look (especially the food items lol). Nevertheless, I’m so thankful for my friends for giving me so much love and support throughout the past few months. I went haywire for a bit because I’ve lost direction in what I wanted. However, I’m thankful because you guys stayed with me anyway, and brought me back in focus and alignments with my goals, especially Xin Er, like honestly without you, I could have just let myself go already.
#xinsquaredis19 Thanks child. Xinsquared will be okay. We’ll do well for As together yeah 😀 (Oh my god yes we are such dorks, we ripped off google images royalty clip art, combined a lily and a duck and made it into a logo, then printed it on our matching bags in decathlon… BONUS: We did the designs in one of the tent samples in the stores, I am not ashamed, whatsoever)
Us trying to wish our way to university, of course we wouldn’t stop there. We’ll work hard together and see. Why am I so cheesy?
Have a blessed day guys 🙂