Archive | January 2013

The new beginning

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So well, that’s the junior college I’m posted to for 2 years. All my life, all my sec4 life, I told myself “I’m not going to continue my family’s tradition of going into tampines junior college.” I want to be the person who breaks this ‘tradition’ of mine and end up in another JC. But alas, fate can just turn you around and deposit you on a path you’ll least expect. I never expected myself to get into TPJC, hell, to put TPJC as my first choice haha. But here I am now. I’m continuing on my family’s tradition!

I’m not sad actually that I needed to go into TPJC. In fact, I’m quite excited to begin a new journey of my life. I’ve come to terms that whatever JC my butt lands in, it’s the same. At the end of 2 years, all the students in all the junior colleges will take the same A Level paper. It’s just the experience one will have in the different junior colleges that varies.

It’s going to be a new experience for me, a new journey for me, a new beginning for me. I feel as though I have a clean slate and starting life afresh. Though this is not so actually. I’m just continuing my education in a different institution that’s all haha. But still, I’m looking forward to change, to meet new friends, and to continue growing. I want to experience new things, make new mistakes, regret new regrets.

However, this is not to say I’ll completely forget the times spent in my secondary school and the friends made in secondary school. They were wonderful experiences, wonderful moments, and the friends who came by understood me, accepted me, for who I am. And that’s one of the main things I’m afraid of in this new path I’m going to take.

Sure I’ll have some of my secondary school friends joining me on this path I’m going to pursue, but sooner or later, new ones will enter. I’m afraid that they will not understand me, will not accept me for who I am. And I don’t want to feel like an outcast, because really, who wants to feel that way isn’t it? It’s not a nice feeling at all. And not to mention, the subjects. I’m going into the Arts stream, which means I’ll be taking Literature, Econs, History and Math. These are going to be much more harder, much more heavier than what I handled in secondary school. Am I going to cope? Am I going to do well enough for my A Levels so as to make it to a local uni? I hope I can. I hope I won’t lose my focus leading up to my As. That’s the scary thing about going to a JC. The thought of sitting for A Levels – advanced level – just scares the hell out of me.

I’ll have to report to school tomorrow for orientation, which kind of makes today the last day of my much-enjoyed holidays. I had such fun meeting up with my friends, going to the library, getting lost while trying to find books, wasting my days away watching tv drama serials and/or reading books, catching so many movies with my friends, shopping with my friends and family, going out with my family, going to USS with my cuzzies. There’s too many fun things to mention. What I’ll definitely miss is the ability to wake up as and when I please, without having to get dressed for school, without having to complete my homework. But all good things must come to an end, and with all good things that came to an end, there’ll be better ones that will knock on our front doorsteps soon.

So here’s to another journey of my life! 🙂

Xoxo,
ShabiraBasheer 🙂

I got my happy ever after alright

Hello World!

On Sunday, met up with Belle to celebrate her birthday by watching Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters. I swear I love the holidays because I’m able to watch all these great movies which I otherwise have no time for when school starts. Hansel and Gretel was such an amazing movie, though violent and gory. But don’t worry, you can tell the gore is fake HAHA. I did mention I prefer violent movies as opposed to romantic lovey dovey movies now HAHA. Maybe it’s just my pyschological mind or something that’s been altered. The cast was perfect and amazing! I couldn’t place the actor’s name who played Gretel but she looked so damn familiar, both to me and to Belle. So after the movie, Belle decided to google her and we found out she acted in Prince of Persia and Clash of the Titans. NO WONDER. She’s awesome and pretty by the way. Hansel and Gretel also had brief coarse languages but they were there to add the humour haha. It’s a great movie 😀

We watched the movie at Bugis and decided to shop around Bugis Junction. So we walked and decided to enter Kinokuniya. It’s a bookstore and well, both of us are just attracted to bookstores haha. And there, I spotted “Happy Ever After” by Nora Roberts. It’s book 4 in her bridal quartet. The book which I travelled from Parkway Library to Tampines Library but whilst going there missed the bus stop and ended up at Pasir Ris instead. Well, that was a borrowed book from the library which had to be returned. But I, wanted to buy it and re-read it again. However, Kino is quite an overpriced bookstore and we didn’t have any discount or whatsoever so Belle suggested we go to Popular instead. So we MRT-ed from bugis to tampines. My plan was to actually buy the book at San’s Bookshop, because they sell second-hand books hence, it’ll be cheaper. But the second-hand bookstores that I went to (there’s 1 at Plaza Sing apparently called Sunny Bookstores or something) had no stock. And I keep on seeing that book at Popular Bookstores and Kino and I’m like “IS THIS A SIGN OR SOMETHING. I SHOULD JUST GET IT THERE.” So yeaps, managed to find the book and I got so happy and thrilled hehe.

Well, in short, I just wanted to say how we could go to any extent to get the books we want 😀

In terms of glee, there wasn’t a Happy Ever After afterall. Well, atleast in my perspective and in the perspectives of the other hardcore Warbler fans on tumblr. So the latest episode shows us how the Warblers took steroids and performance-enhancing drugs to gain the upper hand so that they’re able to win at Sectionals. New Directions basically lost at Sectionals. Well, when you perform Gangnam Style and one of your member faints in the middle of the performance, you couldn’t really stand a chance to win isn’t it? Especially when your competitiors perform Whistle and Live While We’re Young with smooth dance moves and backflipping moves LOL. New Directions not being able to make it to Regionals would have made an awesome plot twist, but noooooo, they just had to go to Regionals. And they just had to eliminate the Warblers to do that. I mean, if the writers came up with some wild-card entry where those who lost Sectionals could have another chance at performing so as to make it to Regionals, without having the Warblers getting written out of the show, I’ll bet more people would still be interested in watching glee season 4 haha. Afterall, fans do look forward to watching the warblers perform. But I guess Glee wanted to address the problem of taking drugs in major competitions – be it in sports or aesthetics -and how they will never be able to win with drugs coursing in their veins. I have to admit, it is a good storyline but I just wished they didn’t had to put the Warblers as the ones who took the drugs…

xoxo,
ShabiraBasheer 🙂

“It was not he, that I was blind”

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“I met a man who could not see.
Yet he seemed happier than me.

I asked him ‘Why?’ without his sight,
and everything as dark as night.

He said, ‘To mourn what I have not,
would cost me more than I have got.’

He then described a lovely scene.
He must have witnessed in a dream.

He spoke of a peaceful summer breeze.
Of resting under big shade trees.

Of flowers growing by a stream.
A world that’s calm and so serene.

And as he spoke I realized,
He saw these things without his eyes.

The more he shared, I was to find,
It was not he, that I was blind.”

~Randy Lee Richards

Have a great Friday everyone! ❤

xoxo,
ShabiraBasheer 🙂

Reunited and it feels so good

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Yesterday, met up with my primary school lovelies at Plaza Sing for lunch at Manhattan Fish Market. It’s so surreal to be able to meet up with them again. I’ve never seen 1 of them since we were 8 years old and when I saw her yesterday, I was shocked at how grown and pretty she looked haha! To be able to meet long-lost friends is one of the moments I treasure the most. The effort to keep in contact and arrange a reunion is one effort I deeply appreciate. The feeling you get when you meet friends you’ve never seen in a long time is such a surreal feeling – a feeling I will always remember.

Xoxo,
ShabiraBasheer 🙂

The childhood story

“The sun shone down for nearly a week on the secret garden. The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite. She was beginning to like to be out of doors; she no longer hated the wind, but enjoyed it. She could run faster, and longer, and she could skip up to a hundred. The bulbs in the secret garden must have been much astonished. Such nice clear places were made round them that they had all the breathing space they wanted, and really, if Mistress Mary had known it, they began to cheer up under the dark earth and work tremendously. The sun could get at them and warm them, and when the rain came down it could reach them at once, so they began to feel very much alive.”

~The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

So I’ve already finished reading the book which everybody already seemed to read and no doubt it’s a classic. It’s such a cute childhood story, one that will always be etched into your mind forever. No matter what your age is, you can still pick up this book and read it because it’s a timeless classic and never gets old 😀

Here’s the pictures taken at USS! 😀

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The fair and USS

Hello World!

On Saturday, went to this Indie Craftmaking Fair at Fort Canning Park with Zainab and Syafiqah. Although it was raining, it didn’t quite stop us from going to the fair because well, I wanted to go out HAHA. So with our umbrellas atop our heads, we went from booth to booth patronizing the stalls and it was such great fun to see all the handmade items that were so pretty and unique and original. I actually bought this custom-made t-shirt and I had the most fun doing the design of the shirt. Whilst on the way there, we pretty much got lost because the Bras Basah station was INSIDE SMU. We were actually inside SMU and momentarily confused as to which way was the way out HAHA. And I was like looking at the map and I spotted “School Of Law”. So crazy me suggested to them to stalk the people there HAHA. Who knows, their lawyer-ish aura may just rub off on me. I know that doesn’t work, but oh wells haha. So in the end, we managed to get out of SMU and get to Fort Canning Park but even so, we didn’t exactly know where the fair was. And eventually, after much talking and deliberation, we found the fair. One thing I didn’t quite enjoy was the mud though. And I was wearing wedges… HAHA. Oh and Saturday was perhaps the day where the rain went on for the longest time. It rained at like 12am plus and did not quite stop till Sunday.

On Sunday, I had a date with Universal Studios Singapore! With my cuzzies! It was drizzling when we went there but fortunately, the rides were not affected. I could officially cross “go to USS” off my bucket list HAHA. And I am a USS virgin no more! I actually conquered the Battlestar Galectica – the “twin” rollercoasters called Human and Cylon – TWICE. Mind you, the Human went at such an extremely fast speed, literally zooming and the Cylon was a cockscrew rollercoaster which pretty much means you’re going upside down. What crossed my mind to try this 2 rollercoasters twice, I still do not know. But I feel so proud of myself for being able to try this 2 rollercoasters because that was the star attraction of USS actually. And I could also finally cross that off my bucket list also. I am a scaredy cat no more HAHA. That’s what’s called pushing yourself to the limits. And the cool part was that both the Human and the Cylone rollercoasters would start at the same time, so when you were riding one of the rollercoasters, you could actually see the people on the next ride. And those 2 rollercoasters would also accelerate together so you could literally hear the people screaming and squealing at the same time HAHA. And after those 2 rides accelerate, the Human would dip down, leaving the people screaming even more while the Cylon would dip sideways, leaving the people screaming even more also HAHA. And whilst the rollercoaster sends you on a rollercoaster orgasm, you could also see the other rollercoaster sending their people on a rollercoaster orgasm. That was the unique thing about Battlestar haha. The first time I was on the Cylon, I closed my eyes because it was just too scary for me and when I was turned upside down 360 degrees, I could actually feel my blood rushing to my head. The second time I took the Cylon, I dared myself to open my eyes and when I was again turned 360 degrees, I could see my legs turning with me HAHA. It was my first time riding a cockscrew rollercoaster and it was such a tremendously fun experience.

The next really scary ride was called “Revenge of the Mummy”. That was an indoor rollercoaster where it was dark, so you couldn’t really see anything. And the cool thing about this ride was that it starts slow at first, and you were able to see all the Egyptian treasures and mummies. But then, suddenly, the ride would accelerate just when a door infront of the rollercoaster closes, so the people in it would go “OMG OMG OMG”, fearing the door might close on top of them. But of course, we avoided it at the nick of time. Secondly, the rollercoaster will accelerate BACKWARDS. And that was when the ride will start zooming and turning and leaving you breathless from all the screaming HAHA. I took that twice too HAHA! Oh and the place to queue was like a maze and I actually imagined myself being chased by an evil mummy, because you have to turn and turn and all.

There were other rides as well that were equally nice and fun but these 2 rides were the most scariest out of the rest! To those who are still a USS virgin, save up and lose that virginity LOL. And be sure to try this 2 rides. BOTH OF THEM. Because if you do not try one of them, I can pretty much tell you you’re going to lose out on ALOT. Make full use of the money and push yourself to the limits 😀

I’ll upload the pictures taken some other time 😀

xoxo,
ShabiraBasheer 🙂