the dream team wins at everything // days 3-4.

Day Three / 3rd Dec

Oh boy, this was one crazy day! Today we faced the difficult task of moving out of my apartment and saying goodbye to my flatmates. I didn’t take many pictures of the day because it was all very mad, but I got to show Caleb and Becca my faves prata and watermelon juice for lunch which was delish!

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The move out crew! (I borrowed this photo from Becca’s blog hehe thaaaaanks Becca ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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the christmas tree lights at the end of the exam tunnel.

Exams are nearly behind me, and I can see glimmers of Christmas! It’s a promising time! I had my second to last exam today, and although my last one (on Thursday) is my trickiest one I CAN SEE THE END. The past weekend wasย a quite good combination of nice study times and beginnings of Christmassy things.

On Saturday, Migle and I went on a marathon studying cafe-crawl ๐Ÿ™‚ We studied in cafes from 1pm until midnight! It was a fun time and we had a lot of delicious noms and were also very productive, so it was a very successful day in all respects!

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Chocolate cake at Toby’s Estate.

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latest adventures in nature / art / my brain.

2016-11-15-22-07-39CLASSES ARE OVERRRR! I am now on study break, which is quite nice for me, since my exams are quite spread out and also late in the exam period, so I’ve been able to take a few days to rest and recuperate a little ๐Ÿ™‚ Actually everyone here is studying very madly – they had to open up more 24 hour study spaces because all of the existing ones were not enough! But! Rest is important too! Or so I am trying to keep in mind anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, with that said, here are some relaxing activities I got up to in the past week ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading

a visit from suzanne.

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Suzanne (my second mum ๐Ÿ˜› ) has been doing some talks at NUS this week (I managed to sneak in for a bit which was exciting and interesting!) so yesterday we had a whole day to hang out yayyyyy! I had such a lovely day, and it was so nice to show somebody from home around my new places. We started the day in Chinatown, visited Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay and had steamboat for dinner along Orchard Rd! Here are some photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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first broadcast.

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Our producer, Ivy, and my co-hosts, Sandy and Lavanya! Feeling happy after a successful show!

Today was our first broadcast on ‘Wok the Talk’ on Radio Pulze!! It was so much fun, and I’m so excited for next week. It was really tricky for the first 10 minutes or so, but after that we got into the swing of it, and it started feeling much more comfortable! I don’t think I will be so nervous next week now that I know what to expect. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve never done anything quite like that before! Iย think it will be a really amazing experience, and definitely not one I would have EVER thought that I’d have! I’m enjoying taking the opportunity of this exchange to reach a bit outside of my comfort zone. Somehow everything feels easier in comparison to moving overseas for a year!!ย ย It’s sort of given me this chance to be brave, and take risks, and do things just because, and that’s nice I think.

If you missed our broadcast today and would like to listen to it, it will be airing again sometime on Sunday! I’m not sure of the time yet, but I’ll let you know ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course, we’ll be back next week on Wednesday at 2-3.30pm (Singapore time!) right here:ย http://www.radiopulze.com/ !

Catch ya on the airwavessss ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

art jam.

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On Saturday morning, Shao En and I went to ArtJam! This is an event that UTown Residence puts on every year. They gave usย a blank canvas at the door, and then there were these paint and painting supplies stations that you could go back and forth from to get things to paint with as you needed them! They even gave us snacks and drinks – there are so many amazing free events here!! It was so much fun, and such a relaxing way to start the weekend.

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wok the talk // sneaky preview.

So I met my co-hosts today for our radio show which will be called…. da da dunnn… WOK THE TALK! We’ll be on air from 2-3.30pm on Wednesdays, Singapore time, which is 6-7.30pm NZ time, and the good news is – for you lovely peeps at home – it is an internet radio station, so you can tune in anywhere in the world! We will be talking about food, and trying food, and making a lot of food related puns – so if that’s your jam, you can listen in ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think they’re updating the website at the moment, but I’ll post the link sometime before we start next week! Eep!

Today we met up to shoot our poster photos, so here is a sneaky preview of some shots from that ๐Ÿ™‚

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a whole bunch of new.

I have discovered a thing – doing something completely different is a rather effective antidote to perfectionism. Having no expectations on yourself is very freeing! Also, I feel like living overseas was such a big step that doing anything else is just a little hop away. Anything is possible! Hello world, you oyster! ๐Ÿ™‚

So brimming with confidence in doing wild and uncharacteristic things, I auditioned to be a radio host on NUS’ student radio, Radio Pulze, yesterday… aaaaaand I got in!! I’m going to have a radio show!!!! EEEP!

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student life fair.

On Thursday to Saturday last week, it was the Student Life Fair. This is sort of like what we ย call Clubs Week at Auckland Uni, but like times a million, and with so much free stuff you actually just cannot carry it all.

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Everyone gets given a goodie bag that has SO MUCH STUFF – there are vouchers and snacks and stationery and toiletries and even a t-shirt!

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