Saturday, November 29, 2008
Hi people! I've no idea what happened to my blog but it's difficult to put the pictures up without eating into the space of my text! Arrgh!! Can someone give some advice? I've not been all good during the exam periods, instead of making layouts, I made bookmarks here and there. Really love my design so I did a few others. Will be back with more pictures of other bookmarks! My last paper is on Wednesday, I'm so excited!! :)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Oh my. I scrapped again today. Can't be helped! After half a day at MWL, I went to Spotlight to buy these lovely stuff. So I can't resist making a pretty art on this! I'm in a really good mood today, finally saw Gladys after a long time. We chatted and shopped at MWL for a while today. I better control my spending before it gets out of hand. And Lena, thanks for the really sweet message today, I feel so much better after reading that. To be honest, I am not very satisfied with the work I submitted for the DT call. As much as I do not like to engage in self-handicapping, I really have no time to rush out the 5 items required for the application! I did them all in a week, so not very good quality there. -.-'' It doesn't help that Slave Yap is extremely critical of my work but this is really helpful so that I will work harder. That's why I'm really appreciative of Lena's message! It's really encouraging, not to say the least! :) I better get started on my studies, my test is TWO DAYS away!! Thanks for looking, if there's anyone looking. LOL
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I woke up at 6 and scrapped my whole day away. This comes at the expense of my upcoming exams!! Arrgh! Now I'm experiencing this mixed feelings. Happy that I've finished a layout I'm kinda pleased with, but super pissed with myself that I've NOT started on my exam revision. Arrggh! To make up for this guilt, I shall pose up my scrap layout!! Really love this, I will most probably enter it for the DT call by MWL. I still need two more layouts and the deadline is on this coming thurs!! This is making me real nervous! Have a good week ahead! I'm retreating into my world of notes now.. :(
Friday, November 14, 2008
Hello everyone! You'll be surprised that how I spent my week. Instead of mugging like any other self-respecting student, I've been scrapping all day long!! I'm so so so bad, unforgivable as my first paper starts next Sat!! Here are some layouts I've done over the week.. I did this on Wed when Rebecca came over instead of preparing for my presentation! It's thanksgiving month in US. Though we don't celebrate it in Singapore, I find it really meaningful. How many of us are thankful for everything we have? I'm thankful for having great friends, a supportive family and my very own existence. I don't want to leave this world regretfully without thanking my loved ones. So here I am, putting my scrapping to some use.. Counting my blessings. :) Worked on this layout the whole of today! No studying done at all, only scrapping, scrapping and scrapping! Lol Love this 'home' layout, supposed to title it 'family' but I'm lazy to stamp two more alphabets.. I'm getting very inspired these days, keep blog stalking scrapbook designers' blogs. I might enter this for the Design Team call at Made with love. Hee My worst layout. I did it last night till 6 in the morning.. I'm still looking at it, wondering why it looks so incomplete. Hope I can alter it and make it better soon.. Rebecca suggested that I should start a shop designing layouts for people who do not scrap.. Sounds like a really foreign idea to me as I don't think anyone will want to pay someone to scrap. Hmm, she is pretty confident that it'll work. haha I will consider after the exams cos I love to scrap! Now, back to mugging.. Goodnight!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
It's really an eye-opener for me last Wednesday when I attended the Clean and Green Singapore with Carol, Wann Wah and Vivien, as Miss Earth representatives. Those little kids really amazed me with their abilities to communicate green messages across and best of all, their genuine passion in participating in this green movement. As a typical Singaporean, I am both skeptical and cynical about the green movement here in the local context, despite being one of the winners of Miss Earth. This is a trip I'll come to appreciate for a long time to come. Seeing how passionate and devoted these students are in putting up a good show and presentations at their respective booths really humbled me in ways I couldn't describe. I had never ever participated in such meaningful events as a student in my teens so you can imagine my awe when I'm approached by kids as young as 7 telling me about how they plan to go about saving the environment. Of course, they are not green missionaries overnight but you can never deny how well they have been nurtured by their school teachers to care for our Earth. I have been spending some time lately after this event learning more about (and thinking a lot about) clean energy, composting and organic gardening, conscious consumption and green living in general. While organic gardening may be a constraint in our land-tight island, we can sure do more in terms of composting (cool idea, an eight-year-old showed me their compost and how it can contribute as nutrients back to the soil and plants, our food producer) and conscious consumption (think hybrid cars!). I'm always grateful to what Mother Theresa once said, "One can do no great things, only small things with great love". Though Slave Yap thinks (he still does..) we, ordinary beings, can never do as much as the policy makers or even superpower nations such as the US in the environment arena to make as big an impact, I still want to do what I can in small ways. Small changes to make, something within or beyond your homes to conserve energy, to make this planet a little greener, a little better and a little cleaner. If everyone plays a part, we can initiate change and hopefully, the authorities will someday do too. Sounds like another Miss Earth's campaign speech huh? LOL Back stage where the young girls don their "recycled costumes" Such a pity that we did not have time to take pictures of them! They looked so confident and pretty! 3 of us without Ivy, who is away for the international Ms Earth competition in Manila! Best of luck, Ivy! : Darn, I hate standing beside Wann Wah!! Whines. More pictures after Vivien sent me the photos! I took a nice picture with a really cute girl who tugged at me, saying "I love your tiara, it's so nice!" to have her friends pulling her away and being apologetic about her act! She's so funny, just like when I was young. lol That's all for today, back to mugging for the coming exams!' xoxo wuling PS: I just saw Shi Ying's comment! Thanks for that little interaction dating back to a month ago, it makes my day! :)
Friday, November 7, 2008
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony." [ William Henry Channing ] I'm struggling with this though this is inspiring. How many of us can live in content and be debt-free? We incur mountains of debts the moment we are born in this world. Many people at my age live in such comfort that we fail to realise that life isn't just about getting the latest bag or mobile to show off. Every time you ask your parents to buy you that branded bag or latest phone, have you thought about whether you really need it? Or have you thought about how difficult it is for them to fork out the money for your luxury on top of the car loan, house loan and daily expenses? I don't know how others are coping, I just want to humble myself a little today by reflecting on my extravagant habits and most importantly, I want to be grateful to my parents who brought me to this world with unconditional love. In spite of our very frequent, recent quarrels, I love you, Dad and Mum. I truly do.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
You have really taught me well. Remember how you used to tell me that I can only choose between my studies and tuition? I finally gave up being angry about not doing well in my studies cos I couldn't bear to neglect my tuition kids. To think that I've to remind you to make a choice. I hate either choice you make but you gotta make a decision between studies and me. I'll help since it's such a tough decision. Choose studies cos you won't regret for sure! Best of both worlds? You wish.