there's no real
love in you
Saturday, January 26, 2008 @ 1:18 AM

First book-out.

I was there.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 @ 11:36 PM

2 weeks is almost over!

Haha, I'm really happy!

Today, I have been going around mentioning to my classmates and friends that he is booking out on friday, and they are all equally excited for me as well.

Actually, these 2 weeks past kinda fast. To think I was dreading it, thinking that the days would be long and I was practically marking down every day on my calendar in anticipation. But actually I'm so glad that the 2 weeks past quite fast with school, homework and my crazy class.

So everything's good!

Although, Henry isn't with me everyday like previously, I kinda enjoy the state of life that I'm in now. I have my own pace to do my own things.

It's funny how 2 weeks of not seeing someone makes you feel so...
I just can't describe.

Anyway, it's good that friday is an off-day for me, due to release of O level results. Just in time for his first book-out.

I will be there at every book-out!

Sunday, January 20, 2008 @ 6:39 PM

Random Food Musings.

My maid has taken a liking to flavoured corn snacks recently, and she has been buying a lot of Twisties.

Not that I mind. She always offers me a packet or 2 out of the big bag of 20's that she buys.

And I can't mention how good that snack suddenly tastes. It's like, when I was a young girl, I had a sweet/calorie-deprived childhood. I stayed with my Grandma then and being the very strict matriarch that she was (Iron Head of the household) she absolutely forbade ANY FORM of snacks, candy, chocolates and cold drinks/desserts.

So if my brother and I wanted to eat snacks, we had to sneak out to buy them secretly. I still remember the time when I went out secretly with my neighbour Denise in the late afternoon to buy ice-cream.

When I reached home, I relished every beautiful delicious drop in my bed, under my blanket.

Wonderful times, they were.

I remember the first potato chips that I ate was Twisties, and I liked it a lot. It became my staple secret snack for a while before I discovered Nachos and thought it tasted way better.

Told you I was deprived.

Anyway, my maid bought Corntos today and suddenly all these wonderful childhood memories flashed back to me. Of course it doesn't taste as good to me now. But when you're a child, any dessert/snack tastes good.

Like the real thing.

Corntos are like a 'fake' version of Twisties.

At first, it was Twisties who came up with that irregular-shaped and snappy flavoured corn snack in the market. Then afterwards, a brand from Malaysia, Corntos emerged.

It looks and tastes exactly like Twisties.

The only difference is probably that Corntos is 1/3 the size of Twisties.

Like, hello?
I don't, er, exactly see the point in making snacks so 'bite-sized' that you end up eating crumbs in a bag.

Corntos literally is flavoured crumbs in a bag.

It's a little irritating cos when you're doing something like watching TV or using the computer, you have to constantly reach into the bag to pick up some to eat. And in any event which you happen to pick up too many, they all drop onto the floor.

I suppose the correct way to eat Corntos is to:

1) Open
2) Tilt head back
3) Pour entire contents of bag into mouth.

I'm coming, baby.

Yeah, right.

No wonder they've recently come up with smaller packets. Gives a whole new meaning to 'snacks-on-the-go'.

Snacks on the go.

Well, I suppose the marketing department of Corntos in Malaysia decided that the only way they could differentiate Corntos from Twisties was to create extremely small ones.

Not good.


A real, life-sized packet.

Ain't it?

Thursday, January 17, 2008 @ 11:18 PM

Objects Of Affection.

I have been surfing eBay lately, out of curiousity, and really just plain boredom - and I have my eye on these items currently.

Black Satin Purse Adorned With Red Flowers.

Isn't it sweet?

I don't know if some people might find that this looks a bit ah-mah, but I seriously think it looks pretty and darn sweet.

I simply adore the colour of these shoes. Grey and preppy.

Very Harvard meets Upper East Side socialite.

This very cute outfit would match those shoes.

The colour of this dress just POPS! I can't emphasize how I think its colour will suit practically all skin-tones. Love it much, it looks like royal blue mixed with indigo.

And, lovely shoes to match the amazing colour of that dress.

Bits and pieces from my child-hood, Winnie the Pooh. For some reason, I like this particular shirt just because it brings back old memories.

I think it would look really adorable if a child's room was covered with vintage Winnie the Pooh wallpaper. Just basic cream wallpaper, and little grey sketches of Pooh and his friends frolicking in Hundred Acre Wood.

It's time to RETIRE my white bags.

Have I told you, that I have carried white bags (as my main bag) for the past 4 years?
Urgh. For some reason also, I like white bags, although they do get dirty easily. Also, my friends often tell me that I suit the colour white best.

Although my white bags very often become cream bags.

Again, a burst of bright and fresh colours!

To me, yellow is an almost impossibly hard colour to get to match your skin-tone. So far, I haven't found a shade of yellow to suit me. So perhaps I'm not suited to wear yellow stuff.

But I really like this colour particularly on her, like I said, it stands out!
Meanwhile, the cut is just so-so.


Psychedelic design? Check.
Watermelon pink and green? Check.
Pretty bow? Check.

It is quite impossible to resist.
Pretty paisley pink and green! Pink and green (or watermelon colour, as I like to call them) is a no-fail sassy combination.

Bright. Holiday-ish.
Loud. Vivacious.

Extremely nice.

Oh, Keds. You make sharp-looking shoes with brilliant colours.

I wish I could wear you for school.

My favourite dress out of the lot.

The cutting is brilliant, the canary-yellow colour, gorgeous, and paired with that warm gold necklace - what else can I say?

A coat I would wear for winter if only there was such a thing in the perpetually hot, sunny and humid Singapore.

Great. I will probably save this for my next overseas winter trip.
Move over, white fur jacket.

Okay... You get the idea. A cute bag for ladies' delicate stuff.

And finally, a picture which really speaks my mind at this instant.

@ 11:01 PM


Today, I saw my junior Marissa at Toa Payoh MRT when I was taking the escalator up. Haven't seen her in ages, she hasn't changed much.

At first, I noticed a lone figure staring at me from a distance.

I squinted to look, obviously, since my degree is increasing and my contacts were giving me trouble today.

I was quite surprised to see her, and I think she was too. She stared at me for a while more, as if she couldn't recognise me from afar as I had pinned my hair up and looked like a dishevelled mess.

I gave her a smile and waved. And then she suddenly grinned.

As I happened to be heading upwards and she was making her way down the staircase, we only managed to exchange a few words on the way.

"HELLO MARISSA!!" I shouted from across.
"You going home now?"
"Yeah. You?"
"Yes, I stay near here only... which JC did you get into?"
"Which school are you in now?"
"Which school-"

By then, I had already reached the top so I just waved goodbye and she went off.



Today is our 6th month.

7 more days.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 @ 8:10 PM


It's so nice to hang out with your old friends sometimes.

Stayed back after school with Kelly today cos she wanted to study, so I decided to accompany her. I really miss talking to her. I hope you're reading this now. Yeah, after she told me that we haven't been talking lately and she reads my blog just to catch up with my life, I realised that, yeah, we haven't been talking much.

Anyway, it's so cool that her class is just right next to mine! I never knew it until she popped by one day and shouted excitedly through my class window, "Hey JX, my class is just next to yours!"

Omg I really love her lah.

In the bus, I told her that if I were to describe her with 5 words, it would be, sweet, humble, Godly and truthful.

Yeah, I really mean it.

Anyway, we just hung around in her class and I plugged in my iPod and kept playing random songs, and asking her questions like, "Have you heard this song before? I love this song!". I like sharing good things with my close friends.

And being the same old friend that she is, she would just look up from her work and smile.

After that she had to go to Toa Payoh to pass Daryl his chinese stuff and I just accompanied her and we talked all the way. I told her about Henry and how he's doing his BMT right now, how much I really miss him, we talked about school and CCA and different views on people. She has never changed.

Kelly is the kind of friend who will listen intently to what you have to say, and you can say ANYTHING in the world to her and not have to worry that she will rebutt you or question your statements. She has probably seen me through my ups and downs in secondary school, been through my relationships, tried her best to comfort me when I felt small, and even seen me cry at the doctor's once.

She's one of my friends that I truly feel comfortable with.

I can't even describe how much importance I place on my relationships and friendships, I truly value and trust all my closest friends, and I have a lot of love for them.

She asked me if her watch was nice. I looked at it, and agreed. It was a black digital watch which looked masculine and cool, but just suited her in that special way.

I started to picture how the watch would look on Henry. He mentioned that he needed a black digital one for NS, but didn't buy it yet. Perhaps I could surprise him with one.

I asked her where she got it from. She mentioned Bishan.

And then suddenly, I thought, but Henry doesn't really wear watches, it's not even a habit of his.

Although it is a habit of mine, lately I've started wearing a watch, which was the one my Mom received from her friend but I took a fancy to it and just started wearing it. And it's always been on me since, unless I really forget.

Unlike Henry, he's the type who only wears a watch for a special occasion, when he really needs it like taking an examination.

I tucked the watch issue somewhere into the back of my mind, and would think about it some other time.

Kelly and I walked around the market looking for things to eat. She came across Tu Tu Kueh, which is one of her childhood snacks. She let me try some. It brought back old memories of my Grandpa.

We walked around some more and I walked her to her bus-stop and then went home.

I enjoyed going out with her today. It's kinda comforting to see that I can just pop by her class anytime to chat, since she's just next door. I really like spending time and catching up with my old friends.

IG outing this friday.

Monday, January 14, 2008 @ 12:08 AM


It is only the 2nd day since Henry has left for Tekong but somehow I just feel a little weird and lost. I don't really miss him but yet I feel that something is missing.

I guess I'm not used to it yet because we used to hang out almost everyday after school, and even if we did not meet each other we would still call each other to chat at night, and tell each other about our day.

I didn't get to send him off yesterday, though I would have loved to.

Last night, he called me. We chatted for a few minutes and then I suddenly heard a loud sound. He said, "It's a plane..." and then we waited for the sound to slowly fade away. Afterwards he had to hang up.

I kinda look forward to his phone calls now. Sometimes when I'm free and all, my mind starts to wander and I think about what he could possibly be doing right now in camp. Kinda interesting to hear about what goes on in there.

He says that he'll be back on 25th Jan, it's a friday.

I think I'll go and fetch him after school on that day. Can't wait.

Perhaps I need some time to get used to this. Meanwhile, I've decided to focus all my time on school-work and making friends in my new environment! I'm so glad my class has nice and friendly people. Hopefully 2 weeks will pass by soon.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 @ 12:57 AM

Tigger has a name now.

Henry and I decided to name it Tom.

So Tom it shall be.

Anyway, here's an idea of my dream bedroom.

I so love that mannequin.

Yeah, I'd like a room like that. Complete with flowy white curtains so that I can wake up in the morning feeling all fresh and rejuvenated. Perfect for sunday mornings when you just feel like waking up at 11am and having brunch.

By the way, lately, I've been looking at a new craft project, called yo-yos.

I got them from Heather Bailey, and I think she's an awesome designer.

Now, these little cloth thingamagjigs were once hot in the 20s and 30s. They are fun and easy to make, plus you can stitch many of them together into pillow-cases and quilts.

I'm kinda hooked on quilting recently, after reading many tutorials and browsing through different patterns.

I am going to make a quilt to drape across my bed.

Lovely fabric, courtesy of Heather Bailey.

An idea.

More fabric to toy around with.

I love the idea of a quilt, putting together pieces of beautiful fabric to form a whole story. It's like each individual design has it's own tale to share.

It's quilting time.


Friday, January 11, 2008 @ 10:15 PM

Today, Henry and I went out to have a farewell lunch before he leaves. We went to the arcade and he played his basketball game again. Regular habit of his ever since a few days ago when we chanced upon this game at Bugis.

He loves it like crazy and doesn't seem to get tired of it ever.

We played photo hunt cos usually he gets tired after playing like 1 or 2 rounds of the Basketball game so it just gives him a chance to rest while I indulge in some serious eye exercise.

Yesterday, we went to get his BMT hair-cut and it was all shaved off. It's a new look and I think he looks like a very cute monk now. Haha.

Kinda went out with him through out the whole of this week. Every single day. First time I ever felt kinda tired just going out cos it's like there's school then after that we'll meet up and then we'll be out till about 10pm, then I'll go home and rest.

Anyway, its good that we bought all the necessary stuff that he needs. Such as prickly heat powder and cheap alarm clock. We actually got it at $2.80! Lol.

Toa Payoh is a paradise for cheap but rather short-lived goods.

Henry bought me this HUGE stuffed Tigger which we both found cute. We wanted to get it at the arcade initially but realised it would probably cost us a lot of money and tries so we just crossed over and bought this at Mini Toons!

I love it.

We haven't thought of a name for it yet.

I think Gregory suits my Tigger.
It will be called Greg the Tigger.

And it's permanent home is now on my bed. I'll hug it to sleep everynight.


Meanwhile, my class is full of a mix of people. From totally crazy to totally not.

We have like, 4 retainees this year in my class. Can you beat that? I love the fact that everybody comes from single-sex schools so that there is a sense of reserved-ness amongst all of us.

Just kinda like it. The girls in my class are all friendly and nice to chat with, whilst whereas boys aren't really that into class-bonding yet, I think they will be soon when they open up.

Things are going well, so far.

Thought it's only been the first 2 days of proper school, I hope we become a really bonded and tight-knitted class. *crosses fingers* I'm not asking for that, just that I'd be happy if it did happen.


I wanna give this up.

But is it even possible?

@ 12:33 AM

Your view on yourself:

You are intelligent, honest and sweet. You are friendly to everybody and don't like conflict. Because you're so cheerful and fun people are naturally attracted to you and like to talk to you.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates.

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:

You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.


What others see from your style

Although to the untrained eye you may seem like a plain dresser who avoids trends, you actually wear carefully designed accessories and clothes that emphasize your uniqueness. You value your freedom and have an artistic mind. You are neither aggressive nor timid, but you believe in yourself.

What your nightclothes reveal

You are friendly and always in good mood. You are candid and helpful, and can be sexy at times too.

What others see from your ties

You are outgoing, energetic and trendy.

What others see from your belts

You are a kind of person who likes to hide your feelings. You may have a hot temper but tend to cover it with an outwardly calm and gentle demeanor. You are sensitive when it comes to love.

What others see from your shoes

You like to be the center of attention. You like to look good at all times and probably never leave the house without makeup on. Although you may be intelligent, you're also insecure about your looks. You care about others, and will always listen to what they have to say.

What others see from your earrings

You are a sweet and talkative person. You are sociable, energetic and interesting, and get easily bored by the same old things. You are always looking for adventure.

The last analysis

You are probably a clever and adventurous person. You love to learn new things, and enjoy socializing with friends. Although you enjoy your freedom, you cherish peacefulness and like to spend time alone with your thoughts.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 @ 12:11 AM

Those 3 words.

Don't feel like.

These 3 words just cross my mind ever so often.

I don't know whether I should step forward into your grasp, and learn to put my heart into your hands. These very strong hands that have been protecting me since forever, guiding me and showering love upon me.

I know deep down inside my heart, something is telling me, "Let go, girl".

I want to shower my love upon you too, and to care about you.

Somehow I feel unsafe. Unsure of what is going to happen.

And somehow I don't feel like telling anyone how I feel, just yet. I'd like to keep this to myself.


Friday, January 04, 2008 @ 10:12 AM


"Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid."

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Hello, I am Jia Xin.
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