Saturday, August 16, 2014

SNDC dating game

School term has started and actually week 1 has already gone by! Hall life has resumed and I'm going to be blogging about my final year in hall as to make sure these memories stay with me next time :)

Well, so basically at the start of the semester, there's going to be this "dating game" that freshies and seniors alike have to participate in our hall. Basically, a freshie has to pick a senior from his/her own block respectively to date and well, just do nice things! It's not exactly asking us to go out on a date for real... it's all in the name of fun and getting to know people better! I mean, for my hall at least!

I remember when I was a freshie, I didn't really do much or decorate much of my date's door... like except putting up some "DATE ME" sign on his door and then buying him tons of food?!?! HAHAHA. Like make him breakfast and stuff. The scale of how much things you want to do is actl kinda dependent on what all your peers are doing, ie if someone decides to do something extremely upscale and spoil market, subsequently people will learn to do nicer things in return HAHA.

In year 2, I was extremely lucky!!! (I remember vaguely blogging about it but it's so long ago) Got an extremely upz (meaning enthusiastic and super effort!!) date who went all out -- drew me a big sign on the carpark loading bay, bought me Winnie the Pooh bedsheets, drew me a personalized mamut, composed a song for me on the actual dinner night itself. Of course, he won the best date!!! (Duh, really.. this can't be beaten easily HAHA)

This year, as it's my final year, I'm hoping to be able to end my dating game experience well! And my date's been doing great so far!!! (Anyway, we can't say yes so easily. Basically have to act hard to please) Decorated my room with colorful fairylights and got me honey bunches of oats with pooh!!! Really wonder what's going to be coming up next hehe ^^ (and hope that there's actl more to come so there can be a part 2!!!)

But anyway, for anyone who's boyfriend/girlfriend is in hall and have to play dating game, don't worry!!! It isn't for real and just for fun. Just like Angel and Mortal game just that it's not secretive :) Your girlfriend/boyfriend isn't out to cheat on you openly don't worry!!! (especially for the guys in NS, chill!) Well I can't speak for everyone but MOST people do it for fun la. :)

Till then!:)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hello Year 3, Sem 1

Finally got my hands on my laptop again after about a month of hiatus!!! Not that I was being lazy or inactive but my laptop is REALLY dying. Today's a rare day where I managed to start it up at normal speeds and it doesn't hang on me at all. This lappy's 5 years old so I guess it's about time I get a new one at the next IT fair.

For the month that I've been away life has been super great!!! Ended work at the place where I was working part time for -- Jo Malone London at MBS. It's actually only about 2 weeks since I left work but it feels like 3 months already. Had an anniversary staycation with the bf which I will blog about in the next post! (sucha special occasion I'm gonna reserve an entire post for it alone :) ) and of course, rag! (And now, school)

Rag Day 2014 -- Carnival of Dreams

It's my third and final year doing rag for hall (I stay in Sheares Hall, and we do combined rag with Kent Ridge so we're collectively known as KRaSHers) and every year it's been nothing short of amazing :)

Was contemplating at first whether I should be joining rag again this year because my summer's more busy with work and stuff but was glad the choreos this year approached me and asked if I was keen to take up the main character role! So obviously I agreed and I think I only joined in their practices like 3 weeks prior to rag day. But everyone was really nice and it's super encouraging to see so many Shearite freshies in rag this year! (:

Photo credits to KR Photocomm :)

To be honest, it was quite saddening to know that we didn't win Gold again this year like we always had, but well the results didn't exactly determine how awesome my rag experience has been since year 1. And I think I still managed to "graduate" from rag feeling extremely happy and accomplished :) From a rag dancer in Year 1 to a choreographer in Year 2 then on to the main character in Year 3, I've learnt tremendously a lot from different perspectives of being part of KRaSHers, and it is definitely the most rewarding experience I have ever gotten from Sheares Hall (: Even though the significance of rag in NUS is kinda diminishing and becoming more controversial, if we put all those aside and simply immerse ourselves in enjoying the moment and journey of making friends, spending quality time and working towards a common goal for our halls together, everything is indeed worthwhile. 

And nothing drives us to give our 200% on stage than when we hear the cheers of "KRA-KRA-KRA-KRASHERS" from the supporters' stand (: Thank you KRaSHers, for being there for me at the start of every academic year. 

(Now, what to do if I'm doing honours next year???!!!) 

It's week 1 of Year 3 Semester 1 now and I've already had 2 lessons for the week. For the first time I'm having a 5 day school week but well I stay in hall so I shouldn't complain!!! Great thing's that my lessons all start in the afternoon, which is perfect for my body clock. I really hope this semester goes well because it's going to determine whether I'll be able to do an honours year.

To a great academic year ahead, let's gooooo!!:)