Monday, 30 September 2013

JOY ❤


Oh Perth, how I miss thee.

Photo taken just before sunrise (about 7 AM) on the morning of my departure from Perth and return to Singapore, 16th June 2013.

I miss it Down Under so much!! I simply adore the feeling there, everything is just vaguely different compared to when I'm in Singapore.

The relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful blue skies, the idyllic breeze.

There's even a certain smell to the air, but bless my stars. The other day I was heading to work one morning and I swear I caught a whiff of Perth air! The smell just felt so familiar and it was a particularly cool and windy morning. For a moment my senses were thoroughly enthralled and it sent me into an intense wave of nostalgia.

Can't wait to go back to my Second Home again this end of year :)

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Having said that, I've absolutely nothing to complain about my current life in Sunny Singapore either. Life is truly beautiful, and I've been feeling extra blessed lately.

And to all my lovely readers, do take care of yourselves! Not just talking about physically, too. Yes, do eat your fruits and veggies and drinks LOTS of water everyday, but taking care of your emotional health and mental wellbeing are just as important too, if not more.

Always remember to stay cheerful and positive in all situations and if there's one piece of advice I would give to help people become happier, and something I wish someone had told me when I was younger and more pessimistic, is to fill your life with gratitude and love.

Never, ever take what you have for granted. You may not think so, but you have so much in this world to be thankful for.

Here's a little secret: Whenever I'm done in the dumps, I start to go through in my head all the things in life that I am grateful for. They could be little things like having money to buy myself an ice cream as an after-work treat, or more monumental things such as the health and safety of my beloved family. I keep going through it one by one and you know what? The more you think about it consciously, the more blessings you realize you have despite you not being aware of it before! And by the end of it, my mood is improved tenfold and I'm just grinning from ear to ear, wondering what a lucky duck I am :)))

It's good to practise being grateful for all the things you have, so try to make it a habit. You can go through your blessings in the shower, on the morning commute, right before bed or even when you're sitting on the toilet waiting for your poop to come out rofl. And when it does don't forget to be thankful that you don't have constipation!

HAHAHAHA OH GOD I'M SUCH A FUNNY PERSON WHY DON'T I HAVE FRIENDS x'D

But seriously though.

And the other thing is, always treat each person, each thing and each situation with love.

You'll realize that the world becomes that much brighter when you stop being a sulking whiner constantly complaining about flaws in the world and with your life, and start seeing the beauty in everything. Start to love everything ❤

Next time you're out, smile to a stranger. Help someone open the door. Start a conversation with a little kid (I do this all the time in Australia it's the funnest thing ever! But attempt this in Singapore with caution lol the parents might think you're a pedophile or the kid may turn out to be a brat but hey, it's worth a try!). Greet your neighbour when they enter the lift. Don't be stingy with the compliments and hugs. Tell your friends and family how much you love them. Write a letter and tell them what makes them so special. Bake cookies and hand them out at school. Let your teachers know what positive impacts they've made on you.

I would continue with this list but I made cup noodles and they're starting to get soggy so..

gotta go, bye!

P.S Don't forget to love and be thankful!

xoxo,

Renae

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fully Loaded.

Hewwooooooo. Whee woo whee wooooooo.

It's currently three in the morning and I'm tired as hell but I feel obliged to type out this post because I edited the pictures like half a month ago and they've been sitting on my desktop ever since.

So anyways, my family and I went to Pizza Hut to try their newest Fully Loaded pizza a while back (seems like ages ago).


Platter of appetisers! The prawns in particular were really good! Sadly the same can't be said for the calamari, which were terribly bland. Even the batter was utterly flavourless :(


Yay! The star of the show, Fully Loaded pizza!


The crust, as the name suggests, is fully loaded with cream cheese and a delicious mixture of minced meat and spinach! Mmmm spinach~~


Who remembers this classic dessert from Pizza Hut's kids meals? :D

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Afterwards we shopped around for a little bit and dropped by a pet store because who doesn't love looking at adorable little critters?

Soulless people, that's who.


Awwwww a freaking chinchilla snoozing away!!


Ahhhhhh so cute and cuddly!!


Look at this beauty!


Run, little cutie, run! Do you see that adorable lil pastry house in the right? I love cute lil decorations for pets!! I wonder if they appreciate the cuteness as much as I do hahaha.


SO MANY CUTIES I CAN'T.

Anyways, there were signs on all the animal enclosures that said no photos but obviously I went ahead snapping away. After all, I don't use flash or anything so I don't see what the big deal is. But nevertheless I got caught by a shopkeeper in the end and got mildly told off lol.

Ending off with this pic I took at Daiso...


Beer for children lmao. And it's not even beer!!

What does children soda mean, is it soda made out of children?! GASP!! :O :O :O

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Going out for Japanese buffet tomorrow with some friends. Buffets are pretty much the reason why I am living. Just kidding.

But buffets are still awesome.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Happy Happy Joy Joy :D

Really quick post before work, I've got a few minutes to spare as I'm waiting for my breakfast (turkey bacon carbonara; LIFE IS GRAND ❤) and tea to cool down.

So I've been really busy for the past coupla weeks, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I figured something out a while back, and that is that the days on which I'm the most tired out, are usually the days where I feel happiest. Live life to the fullest :)

I used to be such a bum, never really doing anything with my life. Never taking the time or having the guts to venture out into this wonderful world we live in and to just soak in all its infinite beauty.

I'm still quite a bum but, at least not that much lol.

I've also learnt to be a little less of a planner and (over)thinker, and to just leave some things in the hands of fate. Sometimes it's good to take a leap of faith, take something that the little voice within you is saying and just run with it. You'd be surprised at what amazing outcomes would follow. And if it doesn't all work out? Don't regret it, mistakes and failures are what add up and make you a wiser person :)

Okay that's enough motivational mush for one post I believe. (Although I do love engulfing myself in all things motivational and inspirational ^_^)

Here's some random bits and pieces of pictures I've taken eons ago but never got around to posting coz I'm just so gosh darn lazy.

Now begins the part enjoyed by the group of people who never read what I write and instead just look at the pictures! You know who you are! Tsk tsk tsk~

The theme of today's pictures...Food @ School!

Gosh I really do miss school...but I'm loving the holidays nonetheless :) Live in the moment! Embrace the life you're living now! Count your blessings! Lol okay I'm done.


Cheesy chicken cutlet, pasta and chips from the very popular Western stall at Koufu. If I remember correctly, it cost $4.80? Which is BAZONKA CRAZY coz that it is a LOT of food for less than five bucks, and it wasn't bad either.

Had to fuel up for our field trip to a live telecast of The Final One. Ahh, good times :D


Delicious carrot cake I bought from the lil food stall helmed by some Business School peeps. It was on the pricey side, so I debated within myself whether or not I should get it for like three hours before finally caving in. Anyway I figured I deserved a treat as I'd been slogging away on a project (last minute no less, I literally submitted the finished product seven minutes before the deadline) while Kenneth very nicely accompanied me throughout the whole ordeal, playing Tetris and watching videos across the table lol.


Yummy Taiwan fried chicken rice set. Not much to say except I really do miss it now :(

But once school reopens I'm gonna get sick of Koufu after the first week haha~


Fried ice cream! Whut whut~ Decided to try vanilla this time round :D


It wasn't really as nice as the first time I had it coz the ice cream was frozen solid and all chunky and hard instead of nice and creamy. And I had to bite it, which wasn't very pleasant at all. Ugh *shudders*

Well that's all for the pictures!

I took a little longer to crank out this post than I had expected so, I'm gonna have to wolf down my Carbonara heh heh.

See you beautiful people soon!

Don't forget to be thankful for what you have (coz once you think about it, it's a lot), love the life you're living and BE HAPPY ☺