Monthly Archives: June 2013

Thought Catalog

1. You do things when you say you are going to do them.

Once upon a time, you would tell your friend that you would help him move on Saturday. Saturday morning came around, and 8 AM felt way, way earlier than you remembered it feeling, and you texted him last-minute with some bogus story about how you are feeling sick. (Which was technically true, I suppose, you just pickled your own body with vodka shooters and then beat it while it was down with a sack of Taco Bell. That is a kind of sickness, technically.) Either way, you weren’t going to do it.

Today, though, you generally know better than to agree to things when you have no intention of following up on them, and you don’t bail out for incredibly petty reasons when you are inconvenienced. Even when it is early in the morning. No matter how…

View original post 934 more words


Thought Catalog

“Life isn’t a Nicholas Sparks novel,” my friend told me over lunch. “You have your whole life to be in love — now is the time to build your career, to adventure, to change your mind.”

I was talking about relationship plans and how they would tie in with all of the other, non-love things going on in my life. She believed, as so many people do, that assigning great importance to a relationship in one’s early-to-mid 20s is necessarily coming at the cost of a clear head and a direct path towards some vague notion of Greatness that the universe owes us. In her eyes, either my relationship falls perfectly in line with my varying life plans, or it must be excised like a cancer to allow me to fully spread my metaphorical wings.

(I don’t even like Nicholas Sparks.)

(Well, I guess you could say I like The…

View original post 923 more words

I enjoy meeting my old friends, catching up, hearing how they’re doing, updates about anything and everything in life, especially since we graduated and moved on into our different walks of life. (If I’m not wrong) About a week ago, Celest and I met up at Orchard Ion after work – me delightfully satisfying my craving for Tori Q and Takopachi whilst Celest watched me eat, going on about her life (it’s not like I’m starving her, she was bursting from the endless buffet at Marriott Hotel. The conference she organised was held there.) Anyways, after which, she was insistent in bringing me to this somewhere special, sort of ‘surprise’ to make me happy or rather, happier, because it lifted her moods tremendously when she first saw ‘it’. And, I wonder what…

2013-06-17 21.18.29

Read More

2013-06-15 14.19.49After the all-of-a-sudden much rave on Facebook and Instagram, Samuel and I finally got our dose of Saturday-cafe-hop to Chye Seng Huat Hardware! It’s not hardware shop but a cafe. CSHH is Papa Palheta‘s (the independent coffee boutique/roaster we all heard of) new flagship store. This new establishment houses their roastery, coffee bar and a ‘glasshouse’ specially for slow bar, which they call it the C-platform. Samuel & I were very impressed by the cafe’s concept and aesthetics – traditionally modern, simply sophisticated (note the fusion of contrasts, pretty cool). I shall let the pictures do the talking!

Read More

Thought Catalog

1. I am going to face it.

Don’t run away from it. Don’t treat it like it’s not there, like it has never happened — this will only prolong the period of suffering, and delay the healing. Talk about it, not avoid it. Things only get nastier when you try to sweep them under the carpet. Face that bitch right in the face. If it’s gonna hurt, it will. But after that, it will be fine. It will get better.

2. This pain is necessary for growth.

You tell yourself that it is NOT all bad and no good — that something good CAN come out of it. That through pain you become stronger and better as a person. That going through tough things and shit situations are part and parcel of life. People can break your heart, but it is up to you whether to seal it up on…

View original post 471 more words