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14 April 2018

Goodbye 三叔

[14th April 2018, 1320]

It's been quite awhile since I last wrote an entry on my blog. Well, part is due to transiting to adulthood, responsibilities start coming in, and I barely have time even for myself.

This entry is written with a heavy heart. Last Saturday, I lost my dearest 3rd Uncle, but the lost can't be compared to my dad losing his precious younger brother.

I witness, I saw, tears rolled down my dad's eyes, he was holding back, and the grievances that he had. That was the first time I saw the vulnerable side of him.

Just a week ago on the 8th April, my paternal family went down to Lim Chu Kang to do our annual visit to our grandparents, (my Dad and Uncle's parents). My 3rd uncle was still pretty lively, energetic, everything seems normal. But a week later, we received news that he was admitted to A&E and is in critical condition.

We have all cried our hearts out, we all wished time could rewind. But the truth is, what has happened, already did. We can only accept the fact that we just lost a family member, and to treasure the people around us more.

Thank you for the love that you have showered me and the rest of your nieces and nephews. You're at a happier place now, keep smiling like you always do. You will always be, and forever remembered deep in our hearts.

Goodbye,  and Rest In Peace 三叔

22 January 2018

Fly From Singapore To Kuala Lumpur

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We all know how close Johor Bahru is to Singapore and vice versa. If we feel like crossing the border we're just a bus away. Just December last year, I went for a short day trip to Johor Bahru with 2 of my close friends that I have known since pri school. We all know there's this really famous "Ba Kut Teh" stall near KSL Mall but we opt for something different and went to a Korean restaurant instead. Their operating hours is from Mon–Sun: 12PM–12AM. Price range wise is really good for sharing. Portion wise is also very generous. We also visited the newly open Paradigm Mall and I saw news that they had open an Isaac Toast outlet. So being a die hard fan of the toast I had to give it a try.
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Malaysia is known for their really good and affordable food and people just keep coming back for more. But do you know that all these does not just revolve around Johor? There are other parts of Malaysia such a Malacca, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. For instance, somewhere around late 2016 I went on a 3D2N getaway with my army friends, just to get a breather from the mundane things we do in camp.

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But lucky I have friends that know how to drive, so we rented a car and drove around Malacca. The above mentioned are still accessible via vehicle in short distance but for longer distance such as Penang and Kuala Lumpur might take some time, so Traveloka Malaysia has approach me to share with my readers on what they have to offer. You can check out their link over here: Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

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It's easy booking and everything is pretty much idiot proof. On top of that, Traveloka also have 24/7 live chat so can rest assure that you'll get your enquiries answered pronto. You can also follow them at Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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10 January 2018

Are We There Yet?

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Hello, hello. To those who are still sticking by my blog and reading all the bits and puzzles of my life that I'm trying to piece together.

It's been quite awhile since I last wrote a personal post. And as much as I keep saying that personal blogging is more or less dead, the lifespan of a person staying on a page to read something is also decreasing. I feel that blogs still has its value and live up to its name to once a platform for brands and advertisers to market their product.

Okay I digress. The reason for me writing this is because of what I fear the world has become, and is going to become. In a age where everything is so superficial, everyone is so attracted to things that are visually appealing and aesthetically pleasing, we fail to look deep upon to what's beneath those carefully curated image. I ask myself, when scrolling through some of my social media, do I really look at what the caption/content is, or do I just look at the image itself. The answer is pretty clear, I'm at guilt myself too. We all are. In contrary to what I've just mentioned, I had a small talk with some of my friends over a meal last month. We realized how some brands and companies are so obsessed with numbers, just like how we're obsessed with curating those beautiful images. They don't see beneath those numbers, just like how we don't see the captions/content beneath those carefully curated visuals. When it comes to advertising, some brands and companies rather believe in superficial things like numbers  than hard work and creativity. It irks me, really.