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when something that you love starts turning into a nightmare, it's like a piece of your heart has broken off.

wake up to stress, work under pressure, ignore the gnawing fear, swallow the emotions, unleash when nobody knows, wash away the pain. go to bed with noises in my head and the cycle repeats itself.

the sense of regret is growing, yet i know the only thing to do is press on.
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
20 March 2011 @ 09:49 am
there's really nothing more important to be said than EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THE LION KING BROADWAY MUSICAL.

this has got to be one of the grandest productions to hit our shores and who doesn't like treating themselves to a big-budget show now and then? The Lion King is a story we all know from young and although I didn't exactly understand everything back in my childhood days, I still vividly remember scenes and sounds from the movie. to have these fond memories presented to you in real life (with elaborate costumes, astounding visuals, elegant choreography and beautiful live music) just proved to be a lethal experience.

i say 'lethal' because i don't think i've cried over a musical this many times in one sitting. the bloody opening number ('Circle Of Life') already brought tears to my eyes and from then it was just on and off, especially during the Mufasa and Simba scenes. i'm trying not to give spoilers away but let's just say the crying all began from seeing an elephant march past me. so weirdly beautiful. (i bet it's the approaching time of the month at work. curse you hormones!)

i've been trying to figure out what exactly moved me so much about the musical, and i really shouldn't just pinpoint any one aspect because it's all the pieces of the production puzzle that come together to make the whole show pretty damn good. honestly i did not enter the (impressive Sands) theater expecting this much, and perhaps it was a good thing not having high expectations. i was not ready to confront my memories of a time in the past when one cartoon movie evoked such strong emotions of joy and closeness. i remember knowing the lyrics of the songs, singing along with Timon and Pumbaa (ahhh <3) and shuddering on my sofa during the hyenas' number. i can still hear the voices of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Zazu and Rafiki in my head. gonna stop myself now cos i don't wanna start my Sunday morning in freaking tears.

and finally, my only complaint about the show: a programme booklet that costs $20. say whatttt? OK initially i wanted to buy it but ended up being $1 short so i let it go. thank goodness for the timely absence of cash! i think my indignance over this arises from the fact that recently i got a gorgeously printed Emily Of Emerald Hill programme for just $5 and i don't think the 20 bucks is justified at all, even for a foreign production.

yup, the Singaporean side of me cannot be tamed, not even by the lion king.
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Original Broadway Cast, The Circle Of Life
12 March 2011 @ 12:32 pm
i can't recall the last time i felt compelled to watch a show twice. i did get the chance to see Voyage de la Vie twice while working but that doesn't count; it was technically part of my job :D and i also don't count the fact that i watched The Pillowman twice because it wasn't during the same run. it was back by immensely popular demand :DD

but recently one play DID make me go back for second helpings within a week and that is W!LD RICE's Emily of Emerald Hill. i made sure i took a feedback form and wrote Watching this the second time really made it more poignant and moving. Kudos to Ivan Heng! :heartshape:
i know lah, such a mature and insightful comment.

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Current Mood: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
09 March 2011 @ 01:47 am
although there is a lot on my mind right now, time does not permit lengthy outpourings at this moment. so i'll just type a mini-post that shall act as a gentle reminder at the back of my mind which goes: STOP PROCRASTINATING AND POST UP YOUR SHIT ASAP.

anyway, someday i really need to figure out why i am so damn fascinated by cross-dressing.

Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
29 December 2010 @ 04:31 pm

the number 1 tell-tale sign that i've utterly neglected this LJ:

today i logged in successfully on my 4th try. my password is too good even for me.

dammit this cannot continue. i think i just got my first new year's resolution: to keep my LJ alive and kicking.
which brings me to the sobering fact that 2011 is just around the corner, 2010 is saying goodbye and what do i have to show for the past year?
landed a cool job, had a concert performance, turned 19, became a freshman, juggled 3 CCAs, survived my finals, got new sneakers for Christmas (!!!) AND last but not least, developed a new obsession - not too bad for a 2010 that didn't seem all that rosy at the beginning.

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so about that new obsession, i am now a full-blown hot-blooded GLEEK! i know i took damn long to jump on the bandwagon but whatever. previously i only had the songs, and honestly listening to the soundtrack without watching the show is like cutting to Dobby's death scene without seeing his heroic rescue of Harry Potter and friends - A DOWNRIGHT ACT OF INJUSTICE. so my post-exam days were mostly filled with late-night Glee-ful marathons which didn't do any good for my sleep cycle or eyebags, but the show is so freakin' awesome i wished i weren't such a late bloomer! it's been a while since i sang and danced and laughed and cried over a single TV show :)

okay it's 4.30pm, need to go collect advent calendar at Neopets now...

Current Mood: geekygeeky
Current Music: Paparazzi, Lady Gaga
05 August 2010 @ 04:52 pm
so i'm back after 5 months of silence. not that i had nothing to post about before, on the contrary i simply had no time to sit down and write something proper. when you have to deal with work life, social life, holidays and dance, there are never enough hours in a day for you.

i was the busiest in march with all the big and small career fairs i was involved in, but that's a period of time i really miss now.
in april i was stressing over uni matters and interviews but also enjoying a few shows like THE FREAKING STAR AWARDS 2010 oohlala.
then along came may, and i possibly had my last performance onstage at this year's rjc dance concert with my lovely bunch of batchmates.
for june the highlight was a short getaway to the sunny island of PHUKET with my extended family at the beautiful Marriott Vacation Club.
july marked my final month in the Resorts World office, when i gave the NTU biz camp a miss and with no regrets (for now at least).

so here's a bunch of small and pointless photos which i still wanna post anyway:

i think life has been pretty awesome. now i'm enjoying a much-deserved break and lazing around at home is exactly my idea of a break. at last, nothing can come between me and YOUTUBE now :D
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: news broadcast on 987FM -.-
01 March 2010 @ 08:57 pm
within one week at my office, i had already
a) joined in a birthday celebration (for our HOD),
b) had a CNY luncheon/lo-hei treat (from our HOD) and
c) taken part in a career fair full of (cute) NS men who call me Ma'am.

i'm now halfway through my second week at work and i've already
a) eaten free Lim Chee Guan bak gwa,
b) gotten a new addition to my team (another temp) and
c) seen someone applying for the F&B job of "weter".

i think i'm lucky that i really like what i do :)
Current Mood: happyhappy
17 February 2010 @ 10:56 pm
if anyone wants a temp job in the office of resorts world sentosa
let me know :)
Current Mood: happyhappy
07 February 2010 @ 05:41 pm
it is that dreaded time of the year again
when mummy and daddy stay home to give the house a makeover
and the children are expected to pitch in.

after changing my bedsheets, i spent 3 hours going through old school files and sorting out my papers into 3 piles:
one for those that were only printed on a single side,
one to be sent for recycling (cos i'm green like that)
and one for things that i cannot bear to throw away, so they go back to the files.

among the stuff that i decided to keep were social studies notes, 315 newsletters and a certain potato of love.
(fifteeners if anyone of you reads this, it's SO ironic that plenty of ms chia's stuff are actually worth re-reading!)

so i now have a lot more empty ring files and re-usable dividers (read: saved a lot of $$$).
although i haven't progressed beyond that one cupboard of files, i'm still feeling accomplished!
it takes so much effort just to clear up a corner of my study room. urgh.
also i've discovered bugs that literally look like walking balls of dust.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
04 February 2010 @ 11:14 pm
i loved watching heath ledger in the imaginarium of doctor parnassus.
yeah there were johnny depp and jude law and colin farrell, totally maximising the eye-candy factor of this movie,
but, sigh. heath still rules.
although the movie wasn't *fantastic* it definitely had a wonderful cast.
who knew lily cole could act?
...or maybe her purpose is to be the only reason why any straight man would watch this movie :/
when i went back to rj a while ago, no less than 6 people told me that i seem to have lost weight.
naturally, i denied.
then a few nights ago i decided to step on the weighing scale for the first time since... er the last time we took height and weight in rj
and holy crap! i could have sworn that this time last year, i was about 5kg heavier.
don't understand how the weight loss is possible when i've been bumming around for so long.
but hey, no complaints, it makes me less guilty about munching on bak gwa this festive season :D
today i was checking out the cosmetics aisle in Watsons when suddenly, this foreign lady asked me which Revlon powder foundation she should buy for herself.
in Mandarin, no less.
first reaction: shit, look around for a salesgirl asap. i am so not qualified for this.
-no (Mandarin-speaking) salesgirl in sight-
second reaction: crap, now i have to try and answer in a) cosmetic lingo and b) in Mandarin.

i hereby thank all the makeup gurus i've been stalking on youtube these few weeks
i never thought this sort of knowledge would come in handy...especially when i'm talking to a stranger!
in the end she decided to buy the Maybelline liquid foundation that i'm currently using.
(maybe she liked what she saw on my face! HAHAHA EGO BOOST.)

ok i'm off to watch more beauty-related stuff.
this must be a phase i'm going through.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished