H A N O I . D A Y 1

Didn’t really sleep much cus i was kinda nervous going to Hanoi (Vietnam) for 11 days.

I guess the reason for being THAT nervous was because … I am the only guy going along with 21 other girls (including lecturers). Yeah so basically I would be without a buddy and a room mate. I was kinda afraid and to be honest, relatively upset because I thought that it was only appropriate for the organisers of this trip to at least bring over 2 guys, or none at all.

Anyway, Dad drove me to the airport and I reached at around 7am (meeting time, i wasn’t late!). Yupppp met up with the rest of the peeps and checked in our baggage lo. Had MacBreakfast before boarding the flight!

Anyway, it had been quite long since i’ve taken SQ. And wooohooooo there was a damn screen in front of me and I watched Divergent during the flight! The food provided wasn’t too bad also, had some chicken thingy with roasted potatoes, a bread roll, a packet of crackers and a chocolate mousse!

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Divergent! 

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Chicken thingy.

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Wasn’t really excited for this trip x:

Finally reached Hanoi and it was FREAKING warm. The tour agent brought us to some dining place for lunch and he said that it was actually opened by a fellow Singaporean. The food wasn’t that nice but it wasn’t that bad either hahaha (best description ever I should totally write food reviews).

After that, we were supposed to check-in to our hotel room first before going to Hoa Thuy Tien(HTT) Kindergarten. However, we were behind time (cus the plane was delayed) and sooooo, we went to the kindergarten first. I was kinda upset because it was really warm and i was sweating a lot AND I WANT TO GO HOTEL CHANGE MY SHIRT. Also I want to see how my room is going to look like (tour agent said that there is going to be a bathtub wtf!). 

Anyway, HTT Kindergarten was kinda cool hahaha. Was feeling kinda upset so i didn’t have the mood to take pictures lol. BUTTT i saw this craftwork WHICH IS SUPER NICE LA.

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So nice right the hearts!! It’s actually really simple but idk why i was damn OHMYGODITSSUPERNICEICANTEVEN when i saw them. Hahaha.

Had a short briefing (and it was pretty boring so i shall not elaborate on it) and was told again that we were going off to the hotel after HTT Kindergarten. BUT NOOOO, the bus was late because of the jam and in the end we went to have dinner first. I was disappointed because i really wanted to go to the hotel (arghhh!!).

BUT… dinner was… just… absolutely…

AMAZINGGGGGGG.

Ok i’m probably overreacting but i can say that the dishes were all almost PERFECT. Because EVERY SINGLE DISH ARE MY FAVOURITES.

There were EGG OMELETTE (ohmygod), FRIED FISH, SOME SOTONG THING BUT IT WAS DAMN NICE (usually dont eat sotongs), Kangkong (usually dont eat vegetables), Egg tofu, some Jellyfish thingy (i dont actually like this), AND LIKE THIS INCREDIBLE CARROT SOUP.

Ok the soup TO BE HONEST was not THAT nice but it was WAY better than expected so i was damn surprised. It tasted DAMN NICE.

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I think there were still other dishes which i forgotten but meh im sleepy.

So after dinner, we went to check-in to our hotel (LIKE FINALLY).

AND I WAS DAMN HAPPY WITH THE WAIT.

I WAS SO UPSET

SO DISAPPOINTED

SO MOODY

BECAUSE OUR SCHEDULE CHANGED LIKE 3 TIMES WHEN I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO THE HOTEL.

AND FINALLY

IT’S HERE.

OR RATHER,

IM HERE.

Love my hotel room so much.

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YES I AM SLEEPING ON THIS HUGE BED ALONE WAHAHAHAH

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Pls ignore that reflection lol it’s not  the point

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this picture is just kinda weird

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No bath tub BUT ITZOKAY BECUS I HAZ BIG BED.

Ok tired liao byebye.

Has been so long already, why now? 
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Short B A L L O O N update

So its the holidays (as mentioned previously)!

And holidays meant money BECAUSE THERE’S NO SCHOOL AND I GET TO GO FOR EVENTS YAY (and money will come in la).

Spent quite a lot last semester due to the course specialisation track i was in zzz. I think i spent more than $200 for the project works lor (luckily can claim most of it BUT HAVEN’T CLAIM YET).

So back to topic, went to quite a few events last few weeks!

Mostly are for Balloon Sculpting (hourly basis) so no time to take photographs ah. Ahahha.

Here’s a Blue and White Balloon Arch for a kid’s birthday party! Did it with help from Timothy.

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Oh I did several Princess Centerpieces for different events!

-Here’s one for the National Library Board-

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And was trying out on some superheroes twisting on a random day.

Spiderman, Hulk and a whale (wtf LOL)

Learnt the Superheroes Balloon Twisting from a guy called MrBomas on youtube! I used a 5inch/12inch round for the head though cus i didn’t really like the loop twist for a head.

Whale design was  by Ms Lily Tan (Copied from her instagram photo LOL)

PS: Please ignore all the weird stuff on the floor such as my very wonderful foot, a purple  hairdryer and the random receipt LOL

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And lastly, did a simple photo backdrop at Alicia’s house for Acacia’s first month.


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And here’s a solo shot of me HOLDING ACACIA.

I was … erm kinda frightened to hold Acacia cus i’ve never held a baby before. AND I WAS FREAKING OUT LA. But the feeling was kinda nice. Like a small little warm thingy sleeping on my arms hahaa.

Maybe one day I’ll learn not to be afraid of babies. 

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Holiday Entry 3: Ice Skating // Meeting // Dinner

Went out with Huang, Shermin and Clement yesterday for ice skating session!

Apparently Clement had some promotion tickets and it costs $10 for one tix. LOL.

Yeh so went ice skating at Jcube!

Ah the thing is i don’t know how to skate. -.-

Been there once last year and it was terrible. I spent 2 hours ‘skating’ at the circumference of the rink LOL.

And yesterday err, there was improvement ah but i still dont really know how hahahha.

Yup it was quite fun lo!

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So after the TEDIOUS skating session, we went to Manhattan Fish Market for lunch!
AND THERE’S PROMOTION AGAIN AHHAHA.

Obviously we’ll get the promotion items duh. hahaha.

So the food came and…

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Huang was taking pictures of the food and… PHOTOBOMB! AAHHAHAHA. So she gave up on the food and focus the camera on my face LOL.

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AHHAHAHAHHA i look so funny here.

OK so afterwards we took NEOPRINTS. LOL. What era liao still take neo print right LOL.

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HAHAH so kiddish.

Yup so aftwards we went off cus Huang had some interview thingy and i had a CCA meeting in school
(and i was late oops).

Shermin and Clement went over to NP with me so Clement can tour around the school LOL.

Yea so after the meeting, i went off to find Chinbee at Dhoby Gaut for some briefing stuff. Oh and she treated me to dinner woah!! Hahahha!

We had dinner at Canele!

I ordered the Royal Breakfast set (ya for dinner) and she ordered Macrons lol.

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Wa looks not bad right hahaha. But i think it’s not worth it hahah.

Anw thanks for the treat!

OK BYE.

Holiday Entry 2: Chompchomp!

Was kinda bored at home so I’ve decided to pack my room LOL.

Blame it on the exams and assignments (Especially assignments) that messed up by room. And my laziness of not clearing them up. So for 2-3 weeks the leftover papers from cutting and stuff were lying on the floor LOL.

Yea so finally i had the discipline and determination (LOL) to pack my room! 😛

After packing, went out at around 5pm to meet up with Tim, Xinyi, Carissa and Steffi to go over to ChompChomp! Yeah it was a super long ride lol. So reached Chomp and saw Jiayi there alr. Lol she’s always early. Then Grace came afterwards haha.

Ordered quite a lot of food uh, there were Chicken Wings, Stingray, Hao Jian, Satay, Char Kway Teow and some vegetables thing that i dont even want to mention LOL.

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YEP so that’s basically what we ordered haha.

AND since we were craving icecream so we went off, wanting to go to Udders. BUT IT WAS CLOSED. =.= So bobian walked back to the bus stop and took a bus to Nex.

THEN, we wanted to try HongKong desert cafe (?) place ahha, so we went up the escalators and… IT WAS CLOSED. WHATTTTTTTT.

That day wasn’t our day. hahaha.

So we went to Baskin Robins to have ice cream. OH and we played Heads Up. LOL. WA IT WAS DAMN FUN HAHA. I think we made a lot of noise and people were staring but… should be nvm la ah, since not very crowded also.

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YEEEEEEEEEP!!!

Gonna end this post with a picture of my study pack, sent by NP Primers!

HAHAHA THANKS SO MUCH.

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PS: The ruler is there for us to rule our exams LOL. 

Holiday Entry 1: KAP // Kbox // Sleepover

Met up with Belinda, Huang and Nan for breakfast at King Albert’s Park!

In the end everyone was late so breakfast turned into lunch LOL.

Yup, so after lunch, bel had to leave early so we went off the Island Creamery for icecream!

Talked and chatted and basically crap a lot haha.

Oh and it’s the first time i saw Huang eat and woah, she’s damn unglam LOL.

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A picture with the iconic KAP thingy because KAP is closing down soon 😦

Yeah then accompanied Nan to school cus she had a paper in the afternoon.

Next, Huang and i went to Bukit Panjang for Teoheng. THEN NO SPACE. Walao always fully booked one lor. So we went to Lot1 Kbox LOL.

Signed up for the student card and we got 3 free drinks, EACH. WOAH!!! HAHAH. Yeah but paid $18 lol.

Yup had quite an enjoyable time singing (or shouting) with Huang cus she kept skipping my songs and i kept skipping hers LOL.

Didnt take photos at Kbox tho aww.

So at 7plus we left and i headed over to Yishun to meet Edwin and Brandon for dinner and Teoheng (LOL).

YALA so basically i spent the whole day singing HAHAHAHA.

Oh and since it was at night and i think it’s peak hour, Teoheng damn expensive -.- Paid $18 each i think for 2 hours. zzz.

But it was fun la haha.

After singing, we went to Edwin’s house and had a sleepover! Talked and talked and played hahah.

OOOH we played HeadsUp. LOL. I swear Brandon was mad. lol he laughed until his whole face turned red and HE STILL CANT STOP. HAHA.

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Yeah so we went to sleep and woke up for breakfast!

Then went home lo~

Great way to start my holidays, really enjoyed my time with all of them!

Practicum!

Having school holidays now! And they’re occupied by my attachment to a childcare centre -.-

To be honest i really hate this arrangement. Why the heck am i having this attachment during MY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

I mean, school holidays are for us to rest, relax, have fun, get ready for the next semester, and maybe get a job for more money right.

But no, every week, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, i’ll be at a childcare centre assisting the teacher or doing my assignments. AND I DONT GET PAID, NOT EVEN A LITTLE.

Don’t get me wrong, i’m not hating on the fact that we have attachements, but why must it be during our holidays.

Why can’t it be like ECH, where they having attachment for 1 day every week during school hours.

Ok so enough of the ranting about this arrangement.

I think i’m quite lucky to be assigned to this K2 class for this attachment! I have the coolest host teacher ever. She’s always helping me on my work and also when i’m implementing classes. 😀 The head teacher, my centre mentor, is damn helpful also. She has all this creative ideas and suggestions that made my lesson plans more interesting! Really thankful for them.

The children in the class are also damn cute, i swear.

There’s this boy in my class THAT I LIKE A LOT HAHAHA. Like really, i want a toddler brother like him! He’s damn cute like, during Music and Movement classes in the Music Room, he’ll be there posing in front of the mirror and making weird faces. Hahahhaha. Always in his own world. And he’s damn nice to his friends also. Also the girls in my class are really pretty. I think they’ll grow up to be models ahahhaha.

Oh and in my class, there’s this pair of twins. They’re quite challenging to handle, to be honest. You just can’t hate on them although in some situations i really feel like strangling them lol. But other times they’re respectful and i can say that they’re the jokers of the class, together with another boy. Lol that boy is always getting in trouble. But also, i just can’t hate on him. His face is just too innocent la ah hahaha.

And there’s this girl in my class who’s the ‘big sister’. She’s damn ‘teacher’ i tell you. There was this time when the teachers had to go to some other room to take a group picture with the MP and i was left alone with the whole of K2 class. And it was only my first week with them! They were super noisy and my plan to read a storybook to them failed terribly hahahha. So when i really felt like packing up my stuff and migrate to some other country, this girl came up to me and TAUGHT ME HOW TO QUIETEN THEM DOWN. AND IT WORKED. I was freaking speechless and grateful to her. Hahahahha.

Also, last week, i had my first implementation! Implemented a Math lesson and selected 8 children to help me with it! And during this implementation, my field practicum mentor came down to observe me lol. I was damn worried and scared at first but i’m very glad that the children are quite well-behaved. However, i was quite surprised as the children are too smart for my math kit. LOL. Luckily i managed to solve the problem and thought of an activity on the spot to challenge them more, though it’s quite lame LOL.

Anyway, here are some pictures of during my lesson (children’s faces are covered cus im not allowed to reveal their faces on media platforms, TOO BAD FOR YOU they’re so cute and you guys wont be able see them ahahahha).

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Recapping on some of the stuff taught by my host teacher as an opening activity

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Playing with my the Math Kit i made! 

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Going around checking on their progress! Hahah. They’re too smart for my kit – i UNDERESTIMATED THEM. 

So i still have about 1 and a half weeks before my attachment is over. I’m quite confused right now cus i really want my attachment to end cus seriously, i hate wearing jeans/long pants everyday to the centre. SINGAPORE IS SO DAMN WARM YKNOW. Also i want my holidays, even though there are only like 2 weeks left? -_-” But at the same time, i will really miss my k2 class. 😦

Anyway did this balloon girl awhile back.

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Ya i know the eyes so super fierce LOL just trying out on different types of eyes. And in this picture it looks like she’s strangling the poor dog lol.

Anyway i really like the hair i did for her in this picture. I think it looks really nice HAHA.

Anyway the very next morning i went to burst this balloon because she’s too scary to be in my bedroom lol. ._.

KBYE

I miss school 
I miss my friends
I miss talking to people.