CDs of the month! (#11 | November 2010)

Good afternoon! It's the CDs of the month again!!


6 November



(2010.10.27) Mika Nakashima - STAR (CD+DVD | Limited Edition)

Saw this sitting in its box on my bed on the day I came back home from Japan. It was in the middle of my bed, eagerly waiting to be opened.

Actually it was just sitting there and I was the one eagerly wanting to open it.

11 November


(2010.11.10) Perfume - Nee (CD+DVD | Limited Edition)

If you watched the Mnet Asian Music Awards a few days ago you might find them familiar!

And if you watched MAMA but couldn't be bothered to watch Perfume's performance, what's wrong with you? I blame the China group that performed before them though.

23 November


(2010.10.06) Koda Kumi - KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2010 ~UNIVERSE~

Saw this sitting in its envelope on my bed on the day I came back home from Vietnam. It was in the middle of my bed, eagerl... ok I'll stop.

QUEEN OF LIVE PRZ

I've yet to watch the DVD though. I am a bad Kuu fan.

29 November

OF COURSE I'm going to contradict the title and post something that isn't a CD.



Yay! It's a T-Shirt from Ayu's Rock'n'Roll Circus Tour FINAL ~7 days Special~. Don't you love how the wrapper is shimmering?

They actually had a red one on sale too but it was cancelled last minute from my order because of ALL sizes the L one has to be out of stock.

I was thinking I could wear that for Chinese New Year next year since you know, it's red and all but meh.





YOU WANT SOME STAR STUDS MUDDAFUKAAA???



And this is the back design. I like how all 7 dates are at the same venue so they just copy and paste seven times.

30 November


Also known as 2 HOURS AGO


(2010.11.24) Utada Hikaru - Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL. 2 (First Press | Slipcase | Digipak | Kuma Charm | Bonus DVD)


I was already starting to panic because it took so long to arrive.

Anyway this is Hikki's last album before she goes on a hiatus for god knows how long :(

But knowing how lazy (no shit man) she is it'll probably be forever. Even the packaging looks lazy!!



Taking the digipak out of the slipcase. I know right? It's like a continuation of the slipcase. But not really.



MASTERPIECE PACKAGING!! Not.

Ewwww like you open the digipak and the booklet with the kuma charm drops out. I don't even want to show you the kuma charm because it'll be too embarrassing...



And the CDs are not missing they are kept here in the slots in freaking plastic sleeves and not disc trays.

I think all people born on 19 January like Hikki and I are blessed with laziness.

If you're wondering (most likely not) what the Bonus DVD is for it's for people who pre-ordered the album before a certain date~

And it only contains this embarrassing music video for one of the new songs in the album



I don't know about you but have you ever experienced a feeling where you feel embarrassed for someone?....Yea.

Anyway that's her official YouTube channel so you can go see all her music videos there~


So that's all for CDs of the month!

p/s. Japan Trip 2010 Part 2 comes out TOMORROW!!!

Japan Trip 2010 (Part 1)

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

Day 0
27 October


I call it Day 0 because the trip has yet to even start LOL. And I'm putting this down just so to share this picture of Ashley who accompanied me to sleep the night before we left:



Awwww. I put on that shirt for her by the way. Whut whuuut!

It was also Eva's birthday on that day so Jia Rong and I bought her a magazine with Koda Kumi on the cover as a present 8D

Oh and if you didn't know yet I went to Japan with Eva's family again.


Day 1
28 October

I'd call this day the day of travelling because we spent most of our time for the day travelling!

I slept at around 10pm the night before and guess what time we had to wake up? Jeng jeng jeng 1:30AM!!!

I actually wanted to wake up at 1 but I guess I was sleeping too deeply to hear the alarm for 1am.

We reached the airport at roughly 3AM and our flight was going to be around 6AM if I remember correctly.




Our gate~



Boarding Pass. Yes the airline we took was Delta Airlines!

So after waiting like crazy we finally got to board the plane.

I forgot to mention how tight the security for Delta was! There were LOADS of police everywhere. The police at the check in area were really friendly.

I wouldn't say the same for those at the boarding room entrance though. It is apparently very difficult to at least smile or something.



Pillow and blanket provided


Eva and I got seats near the window but unfortunately the person sitting directly beside the window was neither of us!! It was some Indonesian woman.

Also the in-flight entertainment was awesome~




Some of the games available. I only played Reversi, Solitaire and Blackjack. Didn't win in any of the games!! Some more I am like, a self-proclaimed solitaire pro and I didn't win any of the games?!?!

I deem the game there flawed hmph.



A very limited J-Pop selection (only that plus one more album in next page).

Shut up K-Pop freaks your K-Pop also very small selection!! (Yes I checked)

Music system kind of screwed though... like, if you want to pause your music to watch a movie, when your movie finishes and you go back to the home page the music starts playing again! So irritating!



TV Episodes

At least this time round you get to pick what you want to watch rather than putting them into time slots on a certain channel like last year when I sat on Cathay Pacific.



Movies~

I watched Julie & Julia and it's such a great movie!! I've been wanting to watch it for quite a long time already so I was quite happy to find it there.

But anyway, I soooo don't like the air stewardesses for that flight! They all had BITCH FACES. And by that I mean those with the look of arrogance on them in everything they do.

It's the kind of face you'd see of someone who would roll her eyes after you say something random to her.

They are also old!!! I bet they are all having their menopause or something which might be the reason for their bitch faces.

The only nice stewardess was this Caucasian lady (old, but definitely way better than the others) and she was so kind and friendly! They should learn from her. She even had a flower in her head lolol.

Anyway the in-flight meal was... not as good as I thought, unfortunately. And I was looking forward to it so much! Sad for me.

The choice of breakfast was, according to the stewardess, between "omelette" and "rice with fish...... cake" (yes she took quite a while before saying the cake)

So I didn't think that by fishcake she really meant those cheapskate ones made from fish paste but actual fish cakes made of real actual fish shaped into a ball or something like that (I did wake up from a short nap when she came after all)

I thought "Wa must be good I shall have that!!!" and Eva along with the Indonesian woman got the same thing as well. We are such Asians hear rice only then want.

If only I didn't take that short nap which made my brain half-awake when she came because...



UNPLEASANT SURPRISE!!!!

And yes I was truly surprised at the sight of the fishcakes because, like I said, my brain was only half-awake!!! Well the unpleasant surprise jolted my brain to be fully awake afterward.

There was rice, one pathetic fishcake (cut into half), half of an egg, ikan bilis (ew) and long beans.

In other words, it's nasi lemak.

Ok la in all honesty it was rather decent tasting but I bet the omelette was much better!!! I only didn't like the ikan bilis.

The bread and fruit was nice as well. So did my cup of apple juice.

I didn't eat the yogurt because they didn't provide a separate spoon! And I figured the Indonesian woman would be grossed out to see me use the nasi lemak spoon covered in chilli oil.

After the meal I also watched Grown Ups which is another nice movie! And after the movie we were served a light snack which was a sandwich with ham inside.

It smelt funny to me at first but after I took a few nibbles the smell went away and then I realized how delicious it was. So delicious I forgot to take a photo!!! (Hooray for lame excuses)




And FINALLY after a really long 7 hour flight and an aching butt we arrived in Tokyo!!!



On the train from the airport to Tokyo station where we would have to transit to another train to get to Ueno which would be where our next train would be.

And the moment I go up to the train platform in Tokyo, you feel a big gush of fresh air in your face!!!

I seriously LOVE the air in Japan. It is FUCKING FRESH. You can literally feel the difference. I don't know how to describe but it's thinner? Maybe because it's less humid. Well I like it that way! Makes breathing easier for me lolol.

And smelling the familiar air makes me think back of my previous Japan trip. Oh the nostalgia.



Utada Hikaru billboard! Blurry because we were in a rush since the train came the moment we went up.

And speaking of trains, good lord! One of the first trains I take in Japan and I get embarrassed so much!!!

The train came and it was REALLY crowded. And the fact that we had our luggage with us didn't help the matter at all! So we tried to squeeze inside and I was the last of the 4 of us and guess what!

I GOT TRAPPED IN BETWEEN THE CLOSING DOORS!!!

OMG paiseh like hell!!! I didn't even have that happen to me in Singapore before! Actually if it's Singapore the doors will just open back right? But this time the door would just firmly trap you there!

After I managed to squeeze my way through the door then trapped my luggage behind me but when we were finally inside the train safely I just looked up because I knew all the Japanese people were staring at me! I could feel it! How embarrassing.

And I think I was being really rude to get onto the train when it's packed or something like that. Eva said two Japanese women went something like "What is this?" at us when we went in. Argh so embarrassing to think back!

So yea. Paiseh moment right there.




At Ueno to collect train tickets. By then it was around late-afternoon if I'm not wrong.

Actually now to come to think of it, I also observed on that day how the Japanese people really know how to prove that trains really can be packed like a can of sardines.

And you think Singapore MRTs are bad?

I was observing this REALLY packed train and then this poor man runs along, about to be late for his train. I thought he was never going to make it and all of a sudden he manages to fit into the fucking packed train!!! OMFG how is that even possible right?

And when the bell goes off signalling the departure of the train, you'll see a lot of people beginning to run to their respective carriages!

You'd think some of them may not make it- but ALL OF THEM MAKE IT IN. I KNOW RIGHT??

Omg Singaporeans please don't be like that so I won't suffocate in trains like that kthx.



Outside!



It was raining outside and we wanted to find McDonald's to have some lovely McPork but we settled for some ramen within the train station in the end.

Did I mention it was 10 degrees outside?




A nice big bowl of ramen and 3 gyozas!!! For only like, 730yen? (SGD11) (Cheap for Japanese standards!!)



I know right?

So after our absolutely delicious dinner we made our way to the train platform to wait for our train.

It was a 12 hour ride (9:15PM to 9:15AM) all the way from Tokyo to Aomori. Aomori is actually quite ulu and I bet it must be the first time some of you actually heard of such a place. Like me!

They're famous for their apples.

And of course when a train is going to take so damn fucking long you wouldn't expect it to be like an MRT.



Deng deng deng!

Eva and I had to share the top beds because the bottom ones were already reserved! Looks like we were a bit too late when making reservations. Godma and Godpa were just next door.





Hi!



View from the bed.





Our shoes~



The train ticket



Questionable stains.... hmmm

Anyway our "roommates" for the night were 2 Japanese men whom obviously were sleeping below Eva and I.

I would have said Hi but too bad since I don't think they know English!! The one below Eva just sits and listens to music on his headphones.

The other one ate a Chicken bento and after that ate a friggin' bag of chips!!!

And on top of that he judged Eva and I (from the look of his face according to Eva) probably because we spoke some alien language to him also known as English.

We know because he judged us through the window reflection! And we knew that through the same window reflection. LMAO.

Sigh. I need someone to tell me what the hell are their secrets to staying so slim all the time?? Chicken bento AND a bag of chips at 10PM? Seriously?

I used to think it's their diet but after seeing all the shit he ate and the wonderfully rich ramen, I don't think so!!

I fell asleep around 2AM because I couldn't sleep! And you can draw curtains when you want to sleep by the way.


And that's the end of Part 1!! For Part 2 we went to a famous fish market in Aomori and visited some museum where they showed houses of an ancient civilisation there that had been excavated. So be patient and wait for it!!

Also if you're wondering this is the post with the least number of photos lol. I did say it was the day of travelling after all!! You expect me to take photos while I'm sleeping?

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

Japan Trip 2010

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

Here is the post for my...

JAPAN TRIP 2010
AOMORI - HOKKAIDO - TOKYO

28 October - 6 November


In this series of posts I'll be writing about my time during my vacation to Japan!

This was my second time to Japan and I also blogged about my first trip there last year as well and if you haven't read it yet you can read it here. (Warning: all 600 over photos are dumped into one post. Get ready!)

Because of the crazy loading you would have to do if I dumped all of the pictures into one single post like my previous vacations, I decided to split the post into parts and publish them within a certain period of time!

I hope you will enjoy reading the series of posts as much as I have enjoyed my vacation, and more than you might have enjoyed reading the previous Japan trip post :)


START READING HERE


Enjoy! :)

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

Creating unnecessary hype



Japan Trip 2010 (Part 1)

28 November 2010!!!!!

MOAR DISGUSTING PICS!!!

Made another trip to Dr Ho my orthodontist yesterday!!!

Once again it's nothing special because I used the clear transparent bands again.




But the interesting part is you see that tooth at the top row to the left that doesn't have a bracket attached??? (It's on the right for me la)

Next week THERE WILL BE A BRACKET ATTACHED!!! Yay!!! That's what I'm very excited about. But the one in the top right still has a bit more to go though.

Also he chained up the 2 front teeth with the linking bands because he said the gap is becoming unsightly LMAO sad life for me.

But he did say I was making slow but good progress!!! He didn't even change the wires because the current ones are working fine.

Comparison time!!!




Also I don't know if I've mentioned before or not but the extraction sites at the area where my molars are for the top row are very close to closing up already! It's like around 80% to closing up now.

But the shitty part is that it's fucking hard to get food out when it gets stuck there while eating. Oh well!

So that's all!! After the CDs of the month post I will focus mostly on the posts for my vacation trips!!! Be patient!

Back from Vietnam!!!

Hello I am back from Vietnam!!!

And I have to say it is REALLY DAMN FUN!!! But it's sad knowing this is my last overseas trip with JWSS RCY :(

Anyway I will try my best to do up the posts as soon as possible and I will probably devote most of my time in December doing that.

Sadly 3 December to 7 December I will be having first aid duty for a Boys' Brigade camp at some army camp here. I know right? 5D4N? Seriously?

So that is all I have to say! I am really tired now and I shall go get some rest soon. :)

Also I'm feel cheesy tonight so I just wanna say that I really appreciate you guys always reading my blog. I do put in loads of effort in this and it's nice to know it's being appreciated even if it's just like, 2 people reading it. Thanks! :)

The Big 6! | I'm going overseas AGAIN



OMFG it's my 600th Post!!!!!!



Ok anyway as the title suggests, YES I'M GOING OVERSEAS AGAIN!!! LOLOLOL I know right?

So the place I am going to rhymes with Shitnumb.


That's right it's........



VIETNAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please stop judging me severely because I'm going to a third world country again.

Just like last year's Cambodia trip this time I'm going overseas again for the Red Cross overseas trip!!! We'll be going to the Ho Chi Minh!

It will be 5 days this time rather than 4 days which will be from Friday all the way to Tuesday. I'll be back by 6pm-ish.

And with that being said by the time this post is up I'll already be on the bus to Changi Airport!!

And of course I will be bringing my camera along to take pictures so I can blog about it when I'm back.

We'll be sightseeing for 3 days and doing CIP for 2 days so I am excited! Less CIP more vacation. Awesome.

Anyway for the CIP we'll only be going to an orphanage (hopefully no more embarrassing incidents) and a government school. Like, a secondary school there.

Ok I have nothing else to say already! I might be tweeting occasionally so that's something you can look forward to for the 5 days I won't be around.

Unfortunately I have no scheduled posts to entertain you while I'm away but come on it's just 5 days!!!

Tạm biệt! Nhìn thấy bạn trong 5 ngày!
Goodbye! See you in 5 days!

I just watched HP7 BITCHES

That's right!!!!!!






I just watched
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1!!!!

And I have to say it is
ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY A.MA.ZING!!!!!!

This is the first time I am actually impressed with a HP movie! (yes I did like the first 2 but wasn't impressed by it)

That was certainly $8.50 well-spent.

I really liked the movie a lot and there was actually a particular scene which looked EXACTLY like how I envisioned it while reading the book. Wtf how creepy is that?

Anyway the cinema was also ALMOST FULL! The only empty seats were the first 2 rows of the middle section! Thank god I booked tickets.

But the audience was really funny because everyone kept "URGH"-ing or "Awww"-ing or laughing unanimously at certain scenes haha.

So yea. The movie is really good, all book readers should go and watch it you will not regret it!

But I say only book readers because I want to warn non-readers...

DON'T WATCH IT.


You may understand what's going on in the first 6 movies but trust me you will not understand like, 99% of this movie unless you read the book!

The 1% being the Warner Brothers logo at the front and the Harry Potter logo later on.

But it's okay you have 8 months to catch up until Part 2!

So with that being said I WANT TO WATCH PART 2 LIKE RIGHT NAO and I also bought the popcorn set which came with this really ridiculous looking wand that will make sparkling sounds with light emitting out of its end when you press a button. I know right? It doesn't even look like the elder wand in the movie!!

I'm not going to spoil anyone for the movie...yet! I think I will go into more detail like, after the movie stops screening everywhere lol.

Ok so that's all! I had a really great day today! I remember earlier this year how I was like "OH MAN I STILL HAVE x MONTHS BEFORE HARRY POTTER" and just like that I am already here saying how great it is!!

I also watched Megamind which is actually not a bad movie at all! Better than I thought it would be. You should watch if you have yet to also.

Ok it's getting late so bye!!! I have a special announcement coming up at 3:50AM if you don't follow me on twitter / don't read my tweets. So it's either you're going to wait for the surprise at 3:50 or you can just go see it in my tweets. (tweeted quite earlier on) See I'm giving you options!

"Hmmmm.... 11.35 to 12.10??"

Last night I had this really crazy dream and I am surprised I still remember what happened!!! LOL.

So anyway in this dream we were in class and I think it was PC lesson because Mr Chian was around. Another weird thing was that I was seated at the back of the class when in actual fact I sit in the front.

Then Mr Chian was like talking and I wasn't listening because I was sleepy.

But noooo I didn't choose to sleep on the table. I did the next best thing - go to the metal cabinet and sleep inside while at the same time attempt to hide myself. I know right?

And the best part was I MANAGED TO DO IT!!! And I fell asleep for like, a few hours, before I was discovered at 11:35AM!!!

Mr Chian was yelling across the class, "TRAVIS! How long more do you want to sleep there?" in a very sarcastic way.

And then I just mumbled something indecipherable and went back to sleep. Then I woke up again to hear a really loud "TRAVIS!!!" by Mr Chian again.

I woke up, looked at him with a very tired face, and he asked again, "How long more do you want to sleep there?"

I said Hmmmm..... then paused for like, 5 seconds and replied, "11.35 to 12.10????" LOLOLOL!!! I can only imagine what his face would be like if I really said that in reality because the dream ended after that :(

But 2 nights ago I had this really freaky dream that I actually DIED. I was on the third floor of somewhere, and I just decided to jump off the freaking building. Now if only I sleepwalked...

I remember myself dying, but then all of a sudden it played a scenario of what would happen if I lived- I got plastic surgery because I was disfigured.

Sounds great right?! No!!! Turns out I ended up looking like shit. I looked so shitty I don't even know how to describe it here. I think I would've killed myself right then and there anyway LOL.

So yea that's all about my crazy dream which made me wake up in the middle of the night lol.

p/s. I got a Certificate of Proficiency for my Australian Maths Competition! It's nothing much, but I am proud of myself for not getting a cert. of participation instead. Yay!

Haolian time even though it's nothing good to haolian about

So I just received my report book the day I came back from Japan since I missed the last day of school so I didn't get to see my results until I came back!

Anyway, what I thought would be good results turned out not to be what I hoped:



WTH THANKS SO MUCH MID-YEARS!!!


Of all subjects to get A I get it for CME ONLY?! And CME isn't even like, a subject.

And I totally thought I would get A2 for Maths but I guess my mid-years really screwed me up big time!! 72.5 then 72.0 then 72.1 suddenly become 65!! FML

I'd say it's definitely a step up from my Mid Years though lolol.

And I just had the realization that because of my shitty results I think chances of me successfully DPA-ing into the course I want are super slim!!! Like | | this slim.

And I am suddenly depressed.

But I am still proud of myself because I aimed to be in Top 10 for the class and I did!!! Too bad not in the top 40 for the level.

And... eloquent debator who has done well... sure or not?

Oh well life sucks!


In other news, on the last day of school (technically the second last) I received my
YOG GOODIE BAG!!!

I don't know if I told you all but I was actually a volunteer for the school to set up a booth about Belarus in the Youth Olympic Village. I didn't actually get to go there myself though I was just in the planning team lol.





So inside there is a tumbler which other volunteers didn't get in their goodie bag (but all that were involved in the booth got it la) which is weird but I feel so special like this HAHA

There is also a wristband, 2 pens, 3 pins (the VISA thingy is one huge pin if you don't know), a towel, a DVD of the recollections (haven't watched it yet and not intending to anyway), 5 antiseptic wipes (wtf?), 5 temporary tattoos and 1 badge.


Other than that I also received my class t-shirt on the same day!!!



Made with Cotton goodness. To hell with Dry Fit or whatever that material is!

And yea la I know it's too late for a 3E2 T-shirt but whatever.

Anyway the initial plan was to have our "nickname" to appear at one SMALL corner in bar code form but suddenly plans changed and it was just one big thing there. Damn I shouldn't have put MEATPAO ;_;

I don't know I just don't like it being there. Doesn't mean I won't wear it though. But I think I will be heavily judged in public and think I'm from China HAHAHA ok la maybe not so bad.



I know what you're going to say, yes, it's meant to be a peace logo but it's upside down and there is one missing stroke.

But it doesn't matter because my name there makes it awesome nonetheless ;) *shameless*


Ok so that's all I have to show you! Next year is totally going to be my O levels how exciting is that?

And last picture of random lulz before I go:

I AM BACK FROM JAPAN!!!!!

I AM BACK IN SINGAPORE AND I'M IN ONE PIECE!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!

Anyway the trip was extremely fun and fruitful because I bought SHITLOADS of things.

And if you don't believe me how does an extra bag weighing 10kg by the end of the trip sound?

Turns out my math failed because the trip was 10 days not 11 so I am back on 7 Nov!

I landed here at around 3am if I remember correctly. My flight was delayed by 2 hours so I was actually supposed to come back by 1.

After being back here I kinda miss Tokyo because it is SO WARM HERE MY GOODNESS!!! I was sweating in the taxi on the way back and the air con in the taxi was most definitely working.

But aiya, the grass is always greener on the other side. When I was in Japan I missed Singapore and now it's the other way round. LIFE SUCKS!!!

Seriously ah, shopping in Japan is like heaven. You cannot compare the shopping there and the shopping in Singapore!

If there were ever budget airplanes to Japan (yea right) I would go there every year in summer to buy new things for the entire year and come back.

And of course you can expect my series of blog posts on the trip soon hopefully! It will be in parts like I said.

So that's all I have to say! I only had 4 hours of sleep today and I feel sooo exhausted but I still have things to do!

I'll probably have another post coming up about my end of year results because I am such a show off. :)