Hello you,

I just heard that tomorrow will be the last storytelling class for us. And it’s quite saddening ’cause well, i had fun in storytelling class. I’m sure we all did. 

Sooo i may not look forward to thursdays that much now but! i know i’ll enjoy the last lesson tmrw lah!

Well this brought me back to the time where i graduated from Tanglin Sec Sch, oh you must be thinking that i was relieved and glad to be out of sch right? Actually, no. The friendships i forged in those classrooms and washrooms (lol), the memories of class unity, the corridors in which we sat at to skip classes. Not to mention the scolding and hounding from my beloved teachers, of course. As much as how i wanted to get out of the school that brought me tears, sweat and a hell load of complains- there was a part of me that couldn’t let go of all the happiest moments that i’ve ever experienced within the 4 important years of my life. 

I wanted to step on a new stone in life, but sec sch was awesome awesome- and i had little choice but to move on. I wanted to be so carefree and rebellious and young- sweet sixteen forever eh. I didn’t want new friends to replace my dear old friends. I think i might’ve stayed and paused the tape recorder on my life if moving on wasn’t necessary :X 

Which got me thinking, do all good things have to come to an end?  

Ever been on an outing with your best buds, where you’re doing stuff you enjoy and just crapping around. Then reality sets in and before you know it, it’s time for you to go. And no matter how hard you wish it wouldn’t end, you still have to end the gr8 time you’re having with them sooner or later?

Yeah i’m sure sure like 110% sure we all have gone through that before. Where we never want to say goodbye. But we HAVE to, because we can’t possibly stay and try to drag out the moment for 3 days, without going home and all. 

But then again, maybe that’s why we’ll always cling on to these special moments, which we keep close to hearts just in case we ever forget what it’s like and we can pull it back into our minds, remember and smile to ourselves. 

Plus it’s because of these moments that remind us not to take for granted what we have- for it’s in our nature to not cherish the things we love until its too late, no?

I’ve a few sob stories about how i never treasured or even noticed something so valuable until it’s gone, and i can never get it back. However i think i say not turn this post into a superrr emo and sad one- so i shall stop and not mention my stories here. Fullstop. With a capital letter ‘F’.

So anyways, do all good things come to an end?

 

 

 

(credits to rightful pic owner. i forgot where i stole this from. please have mercy and pardon me!)

 

 

 

I think my answer would be, a Yes.

Like what my friend said, that it’s because we can have these good things once in a while hence it’ll realy be special to us.

The good things may be occasional, but the happy memories of it will tide me over until the next good thing comes by. 

 

 


“Well the dogs were barking at a new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon
And the sun was wondering if it should stay away for a day ’til the feeling went away
And the sky was falling on the clouds were dropping and
the rain forgot how to bring salvation
The dogs were barking at the new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon so that they could die.

Flames to dust, lovers to friends.

Why do all good things come to an end?”

 

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edit: i just realized this;

all good things come to an end because, well, they are making way for BETTER things to come our way 😀

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You make a list!

(Making lists is good, it clears up your cluttered mind, me thinks!)

Someone, somewhere said that whenever you’re out of creative juices, just do something random (like a cold shower or visit a haunted house) and soon, you’ll have ideas flowing out of you like a river.

Because I am such a procrastinator, I just finished my story’s first draft and am therefore quite dry on ideas to blog about. So! I shall make a list about the things that are running through my head now:

 

1) My friend had an epiphany! (think: The Simpsons Movie lol)

He said that: “Dull people make the world go round. But interesting people make dull people go round.”

I think it’s so true! 

The duller people, with the duller jobs like banking and whatnots make the world and economy go round. But the driving force behind these dull people is the interesting people! It feels like a piece of the puzzle of life is fixed back into place. Haha, and no wonder they say that opposites attract

 

2) The Great Singapore Sales is now on omg omg yay shopping finally we can make another list this time it will be a shopping list and i can spend without worrying about burning a hole in my pocket yowsa!

yeah apparently the GSS’s side effect is that people get too excited to stop and punctuate their sentences, hehe.

 

3) Yes I want to write my shopping list after I blog this post. 😀

I want to get a new wallet,

a new bag, 

more pretty dresses..

and,

and,

and………………………………. hm.

 

4) Pick-up lines!

Was thinking about it because some time back, my friend had to do a dare that required him to use a pick-up line to impress a girl. So here’s what he said:

“Is your dad a terrorist?”

The unsuspecting girls looks at him and says “No..”

“But he must be, because I think you’re the bomb.”

Which got me started on thinking of cheesy pick-up lines! Some guys try to get a girl, but don’t bother with pick-up lines. I think the lines add fun to the situation, though. Like if someone tried to ask me out without a good pick-up line, i’d say no. (Unless that guy’s Utt or Field) Although some creeps will use some weird line to hook up with girls, expecting us to accept their invitation. I know i know, i’m contradicting myself. Ah you wonder how i am ever to find a boyfriend? It’s no bother, someone will appreciate me one day.

Afterall, my mother told me that I’m special… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…. on the inside. 😀

 

 

 

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Hey, do you like raisins?

How about a date?

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p.s: woah the random list thingy worked! now i’m not thaat stucked for ideas!

aH lianXz Speek 101

May 13, 2008

Haha, one week has past and i’m still not over the world going to the dogs.

I promise i’ll stop talking about this if you just promise to read and hear me out 😀

Now,

as technology improves into infinity and beyond,

you’d expect the world to follow it too right?

Well.. not exactly.

While our standard of living is rising like the sea level, our standard of english is not.

Everyone is replacing normal words with short-form and yeah, i’m talking about myself here. Actually i’ve not much problem with that. It’s this i’m fussing over:

“heYelL0 ‘0w aree euUzx?”

(ah lians, don’t come bitch-slapping me. this is a free country where i can say what i want, yo)

I’m sure you’re familiar with the likes of such unusual spelling, it is certainly no stranger to all of us. My goodness, it makes even this simple question of ‘how are you’ a chore to answer. The unfortunate receiver would be puzzling over what that person is trying to say.. and then brain cells get wasted when those precious brain cells could be used to cure HIV or even reverse global-warming OR even to help teach english. 

Yeah, I guess it is kinda fun to type like that sometimes but there are permanent stubborn people who still wanna write lyYke thEesh. In case you have forgotten how to write like the kuul people, here’s a quick review 😉

Back in say, 2004 (?), typing with double alphabets was cooll. Even replacing alphabets with different spelling proved eUu to be smart & kooool. Adding cutesy words behind is a plus point. And of course, who could forget the adding of all the hissing?

for example;

ii lyykE tuu t0k liddattz w0rxxz!

omg it’s more colorful than swear words, don’tcha think.

 

Ever heard the expression,

“The world has gone to the dogs”?

If you’ve never heard it in your whole life.. let me say it to you now.

The world has gone to the dogs.

(Well, not real literal dogs. It’s just an expression of saying that the world is going down and somehow its related to dogs even though i am not biased against them in fact i love dogs especially my dog who is so adorable to me yet super fierce to strangers. But you don’t wanna hear about my dog. … or do you?) *exhales. phew. that was a long sentence*

Why, you ask me, would i say that?

I would gladly give you my top 3 reasons, yo.

First up,

This world has no more/ little morals anymore. Have you seen the bloodshed? Heard the screams of people who get bashed up or killed over petty wars? *cough: terrorists* Seriously, you go on a goodwill trip to iraq to save starving orpanhs and then you get kidnapped. Then the heartless terrorist ransom you for one of their equally cold-blooded leader. Your government certainly can’t release dangerous man. So what do the terrorist do? They film you get your head cut off by them then send it all around for people to ogle at. (and i think they want to invoke fear and respect in you. but all it does is it makes me ) I’ve seen too many videos to even cringe at the sight of their bleeding lifeless corpse. Now i just glance at it without any emotion (except maybe scream at the disgusting-ness of it all) and all i can do is mutter a silent prayer for the poor tourist who got tangled in this bloody messy war. Over 100,000 civilians were killed in the Iraq war and they had absolutely nothing to do with the disputes of the country! Innocent lives are being treated with violence, resulting in death. I think the amount of blood that has been spilled is enough to cover this whole world with shame. Shame that comes in the form of red, metallic-tasting plasma. And places like Singapore, Hong Kong and Timbuktu will be covered in blood too. Because like the other countries demonstrated, even the innocent gets involved.

Secondly, 

WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIESSSSSSSS!

(I am not saying this out of anger or resentment, but rather I am panicking because I don’t wanna starve and eat beans, and dress in banana leaves, and ride donkeys as transportation, and live in darkness for the rest of my life!)

Okay maybe I’m being a little dramatic here. But really, just imagining about it makes me want to go green and carry a board that says ‘SAVE THE EARTH’ while i parade around Lee Kuan Yew’s house in recycled clothes. 

*wrinkles nose* I can’t imagine wearing recycled clothes though.

Which is why I’m panicking now and am trying my best to help save the environment. I cannot even think of living life so conservatively and so frugally. (okay, maybe I can) Still, I don’t actually want it to happen. So here’s what I’m going to do, and you’d better follow what I say or else you’ll be using candles to read this post as you cry and regret not following me or wait! you won’t even have electricity to read this post and you’ll just have to read Shakespeare to pass the time. With candles. Then your book will catch fire and you’ll have nothing left to read muahaha. SO just read and try to do these simple steps with me to protect the Earth. Remember, unity is power 😀

Felicia’s new and improved ways to save the environment

1) When you throw away 2 aluminum cans, you waste more energy than 1,000,000,000 (one billion) of the world’s poorest people use a day. Crazy huh? I couldn’t really believe it too. Anyway, so what you should do is.. REDUCE REUSE and RECYCLE! Brilliant eh? This awesome message has not been emphasized on enough, i tell you. Yes, next time instead of throwing the cans away, just hang on to it and maybe you can collect them and sell the cans off to recycling companies. Save the Earth and make money at the same time, eh.

2) Carry a shopper bag with you next time you go shopping. Refuse plastic bags when you purchase your items.. even if there is an incredibly cute model on the bag! You may think you’re not making a difference. But every little bit counts 🙂

3) Air conditioning uses 10 times more energy than a fan, therefore, it creates 10 times the pollutants. You know what to do! Sell the air con away and build in two more fans to compensate 😀 

4) The average American makes about 3.5 pounds of trash a day. How to get out of this one? Throw your trash into your neighbors bin when he ain’t looking. Then it would just be ‘Felicia’s neighbor makes about 7 pounds of trash a day, that wasteful man.’

5) Making a new can from scratch uses the uses the energy equal to half a can of gasoline. So we should decant the drinks into our empty cans and the cycle goes on.. except what would we do with our cans that we decanted the drinks from?

6) In one minute, 50 acres of rainforest are destroyed. Um um.. recylce paper and make your handwriting font 6 always okay. And um.. stop time!

7) More than 1,000,000,000 (one billion) trees are used to make disposable diapers every year. And more to produce money to buy them diapers, me thinks.

8) On average, a person in the US uses energy two times more than a person in Japan or West Germany does, and 50 times more than a person in India. This means.. India needs supplies.. pronto!

9) About 80% of our trash goes to landfills, 10% is incinerated, and 10% is recycled.

Man A: chants ‘save the earth! save the earth!’

Man B: how? -.-

Man A: pauses to think. then continues chanting ‘save the earth!’ ‘save the earth!’

10) Since there is little oxygen underground, where we bury our garbage, to help bacteria eat the garbage, almost nothing happens to it. Scientists have dug into landfills and found ears of corn still intact after 20 years, and newspapers still readable after 30. Someone just invent a time machine please.

Done!

I know, I know, I was totally crap from number 3 downwards. But trying to think of ways to save the Earth is tiring.. Why don’t you just go to helpful websites like these and make your own list eh?

http://science.howstuffworks.com/save-earth-top-ten.htm & http://www.savetheearthsite.org/index_2.html

So there. I’ve ranted (and crapped) all I wanted. Feels good to let it out.. Omg this post is super lengthy. Thanks for bearing with me! Or maybe you just skipped the good text and scrolled down here >.<

It’s dinner time, at least that’s what my stomach’s telling me. And who am I to not heed my stomach’s advise?

Thus, I shall bid farewell & remember,

STOP THE KILLING & SAVE THE EARTH,

we all need to grow past our hurts.

the earth’s dying,

people’s dying.

we’ll just starve if we must,

Father Father help us.

Send some guidance from above,

‘cors people’ve got me questionin’,

where’s the love? (and trees?)

Where is the love, the love, the loveeeeeee (and treeeees).

(black eyes peas would be so proud hehe)

 

 

Presentingggg toooo youuuuu

(think deep macho emcee voice)

Felicia’s latesttttttttt possttttttttttt! 

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Haha it’s like I’m so punctual in blogging here, but in my own blog where there is no deadline or grading, my blog keeps going to sleep for days/weeks/years(?!?!).

Last week, I met up with my bestest bestest friends (we used to call ourselves the ‘sweetards’. heh)

 

& I came to realize this…

Good dining place + good food + awesome friends = One of the greatest times of your life.

Um no, I am not gonna talk about the philosophies of life as I’ll probably mix different theories up and you staunch believers will come after me silently (scientologist), with a voodoo doll to curse me (wiccan cult) while shoving a poster of how man evolved from apes (darwin’s theory) into my face. 

Like I said, the different beliefs will get mixed up. And there’s no way I can risk having you come after me doing all that so..

I’ll just stick to something that I’m sure all of you can relate to.

I came to realize that…

What i’ve realized is…

*reminds me of the song where there are so many ‘realize’ words in them, well duh- the song’s called ‘Realize’.

(Gosh I have the attention span of like 15 seconds. I’ll never complete the post if I keep digressing!)

 

Ahem. As I was saying 🙂

We often fail to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

To us, we’ve grown in a world where happiness means to be financially stable. Yet, these two short words pretty much spans out the most of our lives. As soon as we could learn, we went to school. Then we went on to further education AND then we’ll go on getting our Bachelor or PHD. The overall goal? 

To get a good career, be famously successful, get a good wife that matches your certificates, have smart kids, retire early and pass on the wealth and business to spoilt brats of the future aka your kids.

So as soon as we’re born, we enter this world so innocent and carefree.. only to be burdened more as each day goes on and we discover facts of life. (when you are 4 years old and you discover that you’ll die one day- in about 90 years time. Oh, the fear, I tell you) & we join the cruel rat race of life where money is the gravity that makes the world go round.

Yeah sometimes I’m all career-obsessed, thinking of how to do well in life.. on how to get a whole bunch of certificates for the big glass office room wall.. on how to settle down..

But when I stop and think for a rational second, it’s like what people say.

Carpe Diem.

That’s right, live life to the fullest ’cause you just might never know if there’ll be a tomorrow.

Gah, it’s sounding so morbid here. On a lighter note..

We should live life to the fullest and we should just enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

And it was when I was having dinner with my girls that I took a step back to look at what I haven’t seen in a long time.

Seriously, what else could be better than just chillin’ with your besties while talking about everything under the sun? 

We met up and and and.. Well, basically, we had an awesome time catching up. This is what I’m talking about, yo 😀

 

 

 

 

 

(hm, definition for the term ‘catching up’ is subjective and may contain different meanings; like taking pictures!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Won’t go much into detail about what we said but I really appreciate my friends ’cause they are totally special and no one could ever take their place in my heart. Awww, BFFs right! Whoever said friends come and go, well… you should just…………. go? Whatevs. I mean, my friends are awesome because 

 

1) I can crap to them about anything and they’ll laugh along with me.

 

2) We get sooo HIGH and crazy, no one’s bringing us down.

 

3) Even though what I’m saying is boring, they will still listen to me. Or at at least, look like they are paying attention.

 

4) They are generous with their compliments, that by going out with them, your ego gets the boost it needs.

 

5) They take 30 minutes to dole out the correct amount of change to each person after paying the bill. 

 

6) And I didn’t help one bit but they didn’t mind. (I might’ve made it worse if I’d help, actually)

 

7) We cam-whore together, anytime, anywhere- regardless of stares.

 

lastly, as Jy found out, 

8) When your whole body is shaking with laugher, cotton candy laughs with you.

 

 

Just the random but true facts of life. 🙂

 

We will, we will ROCK YOU ❤

 

You probably know who Britney Spears, Paris Hilton or Linsay Lohan is and what they’re famous for.

(If you don’t, it may be because you couldn’t care less or have actually been living in a dark and murky cave would really like to meet you ’cause I’ve never actually met anyone living there b4)

You’ve probably seen their faces or the, ahem, other parts of their body that was supposed to be strictly reserved for those R21 movies. But still, all those photographs of them in their umglam glory have made front covers for over dozens of magazines. Such stories like heroin addiction, drunken driving or even pre-martial babies are the ones that have been taking the world by storm. Fashion trends are started by these socialites and celeberities. Everyone (okay maybe not everyone) is obessed with the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Yes, I am referring to the once-glamorous Hollywood.

 

Don’t get me wrong. Hollywood is still as shiny and attractive as it was back when it first started. But now, the focus has gone completely off-track. Instead of appreciating the good actors who churn out blockbuster movies, people want to see the lives of their favourite celebrity- up close and personal. (even though too much info can get ugly) Like, now celebrities seem to be going to jail or rehab often and people actually want to read about that. But.. I’m digressing.. Back to topic.

Face it, buried deep down inside everyone’s heart, is a desire to be in the limelight. Okay fine, maybe it’s just me. But I’m ever intrigued by the vibe or ‘aura’ that the celebrities give out. They look so poised and confident. Everything they wear looks stunning on them.. thanks to their personal stylist. And I can never help but wonder how would life be if I was one of Them?   

 

Imagine….                                 

 

*daydreams about myself wearing a deep red Valentino gown as I sashay down the red carpet at the Oscars, while the reporters click away on their camera as I strike a pose… who knows, I might even get to meet Adam Brody! Okay I’d better stop before i get too carried away. Snaps mayself back to reality*   

 

Ah well I guess I’m contented with my tee and shorts.

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For now. Muahahs.

ANYWAY,

It would be so totally awesome to be in the ‘IN’ crowd, right?

Well.. my mindset has changed and i’m thinking that it certainly is not too good to be like Them. (when i say Them, i mean the popular celebs) It seems like in the 21st Century, to be so famous comes with a hefty price tag.

And i mean hefty HEFTY.

Just look at them. Why yes, they are famous no doubt. But for the wrong reasons. Like how Britney shaved her hair off due to the stress, so she says. And how Paris became known only after the sex scandal. Plus, these girls with their on-off friendships.. Boy, I just can’t keep up.

So the question is, is it worth it? 

Is it really worth it to sacrifice your life for fame, fame and more fame?

To be in the limelight and Hollywood’s inner circle, these girls sure are pulling all the stops.

We look at Hollywood and we all sigh with envy. I mean, check out the latest designer clothes and all the special privileges! Not to mention, the hawt boyfriends they can get. Most girls dream about being in Hollywood. But few actually consider the dark side.

No, I ain’t talking about Star Wars and Luke skywalker here. Hollywood may seem so twinkly magical and wonderful, but there is more than meets the eye. Publicity stunts have to be done every once in a while, even if it means to hang out with someone you despise, or to have a ‘relationship’ with someone. At times, you have to do what people want to see. Or else, they’ll simply move on to other stars who are willing to do so.. and you’ll be a ‘has-been’. And to be over, must be the worse news of your life ’cause you’re so used to getting attention. Then you’ll probably beg to do ANYTHING to be back ‘in’ as you miss all the privileges of being popular. It’s a vicious cycle. Only this cycle isn’t regarding poverty- but the rich and famous who still yearn for more.

To let you get the picture, I shall literally show you through pictures and you’ll see it for yourself 🙂

 

 

How’d she end up like this?  

Here goes her sad story:

Britney married the good-for-nothing Kevin and then got pregnant with two kids. She made friends with Paris Hilton. She began to party and soon the tabloid chased her for every ‘juicy’ story they can find. So her reputation was damaged. And adding to it were claims from the guys who had flings with her and they called her a sex animal. Then the divorce came (finally!) and she spent most of her time and money trying to get custody of her children but K-Fed still got them in the end and blah blah she suffered from all the stress thanks to the harsh news on media magazines and all. But she’s on the road to recovery and I wish her well.

Honestly, it’s sad to see stars, especially Britney, in this pathetic state. She was one of the BIGGEST stars- with Madonna- but then her life turned out this way. She had it all going for her, and her life was to be a success story. But it all fell apart, thanks to the constant stress and let-downs by people in the media industry.  

 

Next, Nicole Ritchie- daughter of Lionel Ritchie and that’s how she’s famous. She has her dad’s wealth and a fashion sense to boot. But there was a time when she looked completely anorexic, and she said it was because she was stressed.

Richie said, “No, I do not have an eating disorder. I’ve never had an eating disorder. Ever. … It’s anxiety. It’s stress. It’s just not being careful.” Quoted from her interview on people.com

There, truth’s out.

 

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Yeah she’s throwing water at the paparazzi ’cause they’re soo annoyinggggg, I think. (how would I know) Oh and maybe at the same time she’s trying to entertain the people at the side walk. It must be in her blood to entertain.

Gosh the paparazzi hounds you like a dog with rabies who’s thirsty for blood. They’d even speed and chase after your car, thus causing maybe car accidents. They are the demons of the dark side. Okay okay, I know they’re not all horrigible and that they are just doing their job.

To take bad shots of celebs and then sell it to ruin the celeb’s life- some job.

See, the media world ain’t that glamorous as you think. It’s just what they want you to think so you’ll envy and support them, thus generating more income for them.

That aside, there are some good points about Hollywood. Really. I’m not all against Hollywood. It’s just that there are some truths that show : All that glitters may not be Gold.

And! Some just shamelessly do all they can to make it to the top. Like sleeping around or being buddies with the paparazzi.. But I won’t delve into that today ’cause it’ll probaby take up another page full of sad people who want attention and I think you’re getting bored so i shall end your misery and thus, here comes the end of my entry 🙂

p.s; even though this is gonna sound completely contradictory, I still harbor a wish to get my face printed on a billboard in a busy street! I know, I know, from your flabbergasted face you’re asking me why would I still want that even after I’ve just written about the evils of fame. Ah, I can’t help it.. I am toooo curious to try and live life well and known. (even though we all know that curiosity killed the cat)

Maybe you will see my face in middle of Orchard Road. Don’t forget to think back and say: ‘oh that contradictory girl from my dvfx class finally made it!’  

    

 

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(it’ll say : WANTED FOR STALKING BRITNEY SPEARS. REWARD $10,000. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO, PLEASE CALL 1800-WE-WANT-HER. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL MAKE YOU A WANTED PERSON TOO. YEAH LIFE IS NEVER FAIR.)

Hey, anything to be famous right?

After all, I learnt from the best.     

 

p.p.s! Of course, not ALL famous female celebs are attention-seeking rehabs. I’m just naming the more controversial ones.

 

Any resemblance or similarity between characters, living or dead, is strictly coincidental. Pictures credited to people.com (the tabloid magazine) This post is under Felicia Chia’s copyrights.. yada yada yada. No animals where harmed during this process.  

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illogical question of the week:

‘Who patented the patent copyright sign anyway?” -extracted from 101 Bloody Stupid Questions book.