大切なもの (Important Things)

It has been too long since my last post.

I have been occupied. Occupied, distracted, lazy, unmotivated, busy, exhausted… Or perhaps I have lost my muse. My last post was September 2013. It is now the end of January 2014. About 4 months have passed without my recording of it. That’s…. Unfortunate. However, I’m motivated once more and I’ll start again.

In August 2013, I had my convocation.

Well, at least I think it was August. I don’t recall. The significance of the ceremony, with my family there watching be receive my degree, was perhaps them watching their support manifested physically. Everything I had worked towards and they had supported me in, I guess was in this education.

As the youngest in the family, I feel it’s a “SHE FINALLY HAS A DEGREE” moment, so I’m glad everyone came… to sit there for hours just to watch my 10 seconds on that stage. That’s love, ya’ll.

Because at the end of it all, they are the ones who have seen me at my stupidest, most unglamorous and unlovable moments. I don’t know why they still love me.

But I’m glad. (Yes, all my family members are short. This is where I get it from…)

I’m glad that they support me in whatever I do, be it my dreams or my work. They may never get to hear these words from me directly because I am Asian and we very hardly do all these loving things, but I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by them. By their support.

After receiving my degree, I looked at what I spent the last 3-4 years of my life slaving for. All the memories I made in Lasalle. All the things that I learned. I would definitely say the experience was worth it. I had my ego stripped away. I was discouraged. I was empowered. I never imagined myself knowing so much and falling in love with all this… Art.

The paper is a just a piece of paper. But everything behind it is priceless.

Mother.
Mother.

And most importantly, thank you momma. My mother is the greatest gift God could have given me. I don’t think I’ll be able to understand why she does so much for me. All those years of me studying she has always got my back. I mean, you want to understand undeserved grace? MOTHERS LOVE. See, now I’m tearing up as a write this. So, thank you God for giving me this mom to help me fathom just a fraction of how much You love me…

So what now, after I graduated?

In November, I went to Japan. I left my heart there. You know how sometimes, you feel that this is where you need to be? There are no logical explanations for why I need to be there so much. I fell in love again. I’ll upload photos from my phone and do a whole other post sometime.

In December, I was involved in Yellow Chair Productions’ version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. It was a beautiful experience, working with an entirely new bunch of people that are not my classmates. We’re having our post-production party soon, so more on that when it happens.

Right now, my work life consists of:

  • Teaching Drama, both kindergarten and secondary schools.
  • Barista at Maison Ikkoku
  • Research project for Aole and Elizabeth
  • Assisting Adam in Grotowski class at Lasalle
  • Acting for Rachel’s graduation show

Other than that, I’m still learning Japanese and will be beginning my Intermediate 3 lessons soon. I hope to be able to find time to update more in the following days to come.

Until then, take care.

All that jargon.

Well, I survived the move to my own domain. I really do have Scott L from GatorHost to thank – I was up till 4AM trying to move wordpress to a domain. I still have issues with the table width of the ‘blog’ section, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Anyone with experience tweaking wordpress themes?

The site definitely  isn’t where I want it to be yet, but it’ll do for now.

Tomorrow (or today) is the open dress for “6 Characters in search of an Author”. I should get to sleep.

I also need to catch up on my thesis readings.

 

Until then,

S

fullhouse with len and chlo

Well, got loads of things to blog about, but here’s one where Len, Chlo and I went to Fullhouse @ Rendezvous Hotel for dinner.

It was meant to be a WAY belated birthday present presentation for me (my birthday is in October). Yes, we give gifts really late to each other. Ni Ta kor was supposed to be there, but he couldn’t make it. 😦 We still owe him his belated birthday present. Yeah.

The menu has a really cute comic at the back, but it looks like it’s been translated with google translate. T.T Really bad fansubs. Haha!

And this is us. I’m so glad to have known these awesome people. Chlo whom I’ve known for 7 years now, and Len for… Uhh.. 10? 11? 12? I don’t know. Len was the one who introduced me to Chlo in the first place. I’m a naturally introverted and socially awkward person so thank God for Len who makes all the friends for me and taught me human interaction. HAHA! -bricked-

And then the food~

Chlo’s Aglio Olio. It’s baby tomatoes, not cut-up sausages.
Chicken.
Len’s Fish
Wedges.

Yeah, the food isn’t that great. The mashed potatoes were nice.

The decor for the place is great,I guess. Food? Ho-hum. :\

My present!

Len and Chlo with my present. I don’t know why they bothered wrapping it up. I already know what it is. Haha. Yes, we have a system where we shamelessly tell each other what we want, and give them a helpful ebay link.

A la prize presentation
“Oh gee~ I wonder what it is!”

Then opening it..

Carefully trying to open it so as to not rip the wrapper.

5 minutes later…

“Arghhh screw you sticky tape!”
At last!

^_^ Jil by Jil Sander, which I can’t find in Singapore. ❤

Oh what a pleasant surprise!

After dinner, we headed to Cold Stone @ Orchard Central. If you look on the ceiling, you see stains of ice cream that they tossed up too high.

I love you girls. Mwah.

To more crazy things!