2015 Roundup

I needed something to wrap up 2015. So here is a list of what made 2015 amazing for me, in no particular order:

  • Became trash for a pun-loving troll of a skeleton
  • Got dunked on 123 times by said skeleton
  • Learnt to slice zombies with a ninja sword
  • Bullshitted my way through trials in the courtroom
  • High-fived Buddha
  • Return of the kings, B.A.P
  • Senpais noticed me!!!!
  • Crying over anime
  • Crying over next year’s anime
  • Survived part 1 and part 2.1 of Year 2 in the polytechnic
  • Miraculously managed to not lose the tiny cover for my phone’s charging point
  • Newfound appreciation for memes
  • Befriended many cats
  • Self-taught swimming and kickass water slides
  • FINALLY got my own personal healthcare assistant
  • Acquired clubbing spirit
  • Understood many truths about the universe
  • SHIT. LANGUAGE.
  • okay but this is legit I had my first lucid dreaming experience not too long ago it was pretty rad
  • I ate a snail
  • And best of all, spent time with family, nerds, scrubs and losers ❤

 

There’s a lot more where it came from but I don’t remember them. Please excuse my terrible memory.

Happy New Year, everyone. May 2016 be good to you all.

My Personal Obsession

I need to know if anyone out there feels the same way as me.

Whenever you play a game, or write a story, or fantasise about incredible tales within the realms of imagination, do you have the urge to name your characters differently?

By ‘different’, I mean a few things. The spelling has to be different (this is a given). Then, this is where my obsession kicks in. I cannot stand it if the first letter of one character’s name is the same as another. The last syllable of each name should not share similar pronunciation either.

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Erase cramps off the face of Earth!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Placebo Effect.”

If the title didn’t already give it away, yes I would love for cramps to disappear forever.

Shush, I know it’s not an illness but a natural occurrence that happens to many women. But you can’t deny it is one of the most frustrating too! It ups the ‘cranky’ level by 10.

I suffer from terrible cramps every month. There is this one incident, still firmly etched in my mind. I was in school, I started feeling awful and I made a beeline for the washroom right before assembly. I remained in there for the next 20 minutes.

It was downright horrible. I was puking up my breakfast – I could taste the sour, acidic taste from my stomach, then the second time, it was bitter. The pain wouldn’t go away! It grew worse! It took so much strength out of me, I just slid down the cubicle wall and sat on the floor feeling useless. In the end, I sent a SOS to my mom (thank god I had my phone). I went home, changed and slept like a log.

Part of it was my fault, really. I drank coconut juice the day before. However, it doesn’t change the fact.

Cramps are bad.

Please get rid of them.

Real neat award?

To start things off, thank you almandyne for nominating me! It is the first time I’ve received such an award since I started blogging a few months back. So I am really excited 😀

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Anyhoo, to copy-paste the rules…

– Insert the award logo onto your post (which is the blue image you see above)
– Answer the seven questions they asked you.
– Thank the blogger who nominated you.
– Nominate other bloggers and ask them seven questions and let them know you have nominated them. That’s all.

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Alright, now with that out of the way, time to answer a few questions!

1) Your biggest fear? I am afraid to lose my loved ones. The thought of not seeing them ever again chills me to the bone. To me, it’s like having a void that can never be filled, if you know what I mean.

2) How often do you think about dying? Not every single day, but the thought has popped into my mind countless times. I’ve always wondered what would happen at the end of the road. Is there an afterlife or will my existence be completely erased like it was nothing?

3) If you were granted three wishes what would you wish for? Oh wow, this is a tough one. I wouldn’t want to alter any part of my life through other means because my experiences make me who I am today. I will wish for the happiness and safety of my loved ones though. Maybe world peace? Or creating an insane dimension where the lines between reality and imagination are blurred. That would be cool.

4) Do you believe in god? I’m a Buddhist, I believe in several gods and deities. I never experienced anything related to them so I can’t say with certainty they are real, but hey, it is the way I was brought up. And there’s some comfort in knowing that there’s an entity possibly looking out for you. A sweet gesture.

5) What do you see in your future? I really don’t know. I want to have a career I’m passionate about and a family. One thing is for sure, I’ll make sure I’m happy.

6) Fight for your country or fight for the world? Why not both?

7) Define life. You’re given this chance, don’t waste it. Live and soak in every moment of it.

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What happens when 1000 players play Pokemon Red together?

Hilarity and chaos ensue.

Twitch always comes up with some of the strangest ideas when it comes to gaming. One memorable antic they attempted was getting a fish (yes, a fish) to play Pokemon. Ah, dear ol’ Grayson.

Just this morning, I stumbled upon a post on Flipboard about a “social experiment” carried out by the Twitch community. The headline raised my eyebrows instantly. Apparently, the ever-changing group of players have beaten the Elite Four a while back. However, it was only yesterday they managed to capture all 151 original Pokemon. An impressive feat if you’ll ask me, considering there are hundreds of players mashing random buttons in hope of progress.

The erratic movements of the main character and the game mindlessly opening and closing the menu gave me quite a giggle. Not to mention the reaction of the chat at times was priceless.

Even though I played no part whatsoever in finishing the game, it’s still cool to watch. As they say, gotta catch em’ all.

Where my mind takes me

Life can be harsh at times. The stress of having to deal with them simply accumulates over time. It becomes this imaginary mountain of problems with only one stick supporting the entire structure. The stick is bound to snap one day, and your whole world comes crumbling down.

I am grateful, yet at the same time worried that I didn’t face this kind of hell so far. Will I be strong enough? Whenever I feel the burden becomes increasingly heavy, I escape into my thoughts. I talk to myself, try to get another perspective on things and assure myself that in the future, I will look back at this and laugh. The mind is fickle, if you convince it enough, chances are it will change to how you want it to be.

If the above fails to work, I daydream. It sounds ridiculous but I really get lost in my imagination. For that brief window of time, the world around me fades away. I forget about everything. I just focus on where my mind takes me. Perhaps depending on this so much is the reason why I constantly space out.

Physically, my room is my haven. When it’s dark, I grab my favourite blanket, close the windows, switch on the air-conditioner and night-light and plug in my earphones. The solitude is extremely comforting. If there is a breeze, I just open my windows, stare out into the night and feel the gentle wind caress my cheeks. If I am looking for a perk-me-up, I lay on my bed and play games or watch anime.

My family plays an important role in my life too. I know that if I ever need someone to talk to, my loving parents and my ‘best friend’ sister will always be there for me. I am so thankful, and I love them so much ❤️.