#thingsyoudontseewhenyougotoworkearly

1. the uncles do the laundry

I just realised that the men do the laundry on my floor. not sure who washes them but they sun the laundry. Was on my way to the doctor when I saw the dad and the uncle next door talking about the weather and….*wait for it* sunning the laundry!

So cute, please!

Anyways, I hate it when the dad pushes the fresh laundry out to the corridor. Imagine the dust and the dirt. Eck. no matter how many times i told the dad not to push the laundry into the corridor. he wont listen -.-

2. the pets

the neighbour’s cat and dog, both waiting patiently at the door while uncle was sunning the laundry. both turned their head together when i walked past five times (yes, i did it on purpose cos it’s cute!)

*melts*

havent seen the cat in awhile. you might remember my fb post about talking to the cat in korean and how i got traumatized by it when it tried to scratch me;p the cat got so tubby that it can’t jump through the gate and roam the corridor.

3. the aunties/uncles who used to frequent dad’s shop

yes (: all familiar faces! And they may not remember who I am but when we walk pass each other, we smile at each other. so much friendlier than the grouchy faces you see in cbd!

anyhoos, my tummy is being naughty again. somehow i got some irritable bowel system. WHAT IS THAT?! T_T

it was another comfortable session at the clinic. the doctor and nurses practically watch me grow up! it was kind of easy to talk about a rather potential embarrassing situation. the nurses and I were joking about how too much and too little was bad.

okay. time to go rest. GO AWAY, TUMMYACHE!

[Music Monday]

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

No recommendation today. Because somehow, I am appreciating silence alot these days.

I am not ready for the noise that weekdays bring. Can someone find me a time tuner or a cave to hide? *clings to the last few hours of silence*

Stay entertained from the other Music Mondays?

Link to Singtel’s Samsung Galaxy S5 ready for pre-ordering!

[Update] Registration for pre-order has ended. I have registered but think I will give up the slot. anyone interested?

So yes! The day has come! When technically, it has came and went in Korea due to some sales suspension rule (what?).

But for us, the rest of the normal folks, the pre-order for each telco starts today.

While I don’t know much about the price and other telco, here’s the link to Singtel’s pre-order website! Registration starts at 12pm! So fastest fingers first! (: Ahh…I still remember clicking rapidly for my S3 two years ago.

Good luck everyone!

As for me, I am waiting for the initial hype to die down before I head down to Singtel shop to renew my corporate contract and get the phone at the same time. How silly is it? Every company must have strike some deal with Singtel and pay them some amount (?) for the special rate. BUT! We can’t renew contract online? What?!

Yeah.

And I find that I am increasingly getting reliant on the S-Pen in my Galaxy Note 2. Feels weird to have to switch back to Galaxy S5 without a S-Pen. Meh. Whatever it is, I still have some time to think about it.

Oh yeah. You can find out more about the pre-order on superadrianme 🙂

[Music Monday] Stay by Lisa Loeb

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

I was still thinking about what to write for this week. Especially since I don’t feel like recommending another K-Pop song. Heh. Switched on Kiss92 (which I love but it’s not compatible with my work laptop :() and this song came up. Somehow, a few seconds before it came on, I knew it will come on. Do I make sense?

Anyways! Back during uni days, during my dark period (as I like to call it), before Kiss92 came on the scene…I like to listen to Class95 quite a bit while I work on projects late into the night. And this song kept playing and playing. I could sing parts of the song even before I realised what the lyrics were about. When I did find out the entire lyrics, I fell in love with it. I kept playing it over and over and over again on my iPod.

this is definitely a #oldiebutgoodie. the MV is very old school though.

I don’t understand if you really care,
I’m only hearing negative: no, no, no (bad)

You said that I was naive,
And I thought that I was strong.
I thought, “hey, I can leave, I can leave.”
Oh but now I know that I was wrong, ’cause I missed you.

This song describes my situation back then so aptly. Looking at the lyrics, I can’t help but feel a tad surreal. Dang. I was that stupid in the past.

Ahwell. happy monday, folks! (:

it’s not such a secret anymore that i am working hard, saving hard for a dream. 

while looking through Facebook today, I realised that this is the first time I am actually working hard for something for myself

I have always been a saver (money). but i have been saving for the future, for the emergency fund. they are nothing specific or driven by a motivation to provide a better future for my parents so they can retire.

this is the first time I am actually saving for myself. for something specific.

it’s tiring. the scrimping, the saving. the tuition sessions after work. the constant need to count every single cent I spend. 
it’s scary too. because I am motivated by the trip. what if it doesn’t happen? and if it does happen, my savings will be gone. what then?

It does help when my friends are behind me. eating cheap food with me. treating me when they see that I am in need of a treat but can’t bear to part with the money. or when I told my financial planner that, “my savings will be back to zero. is it okay?” she told me to just go ahead and do it. that savings can be accumulated again. that financially, I am pretty much on track. or my boss who was quite cool after hearing my plans.

it also help that my mum seems to be quite supportive. she doesn’t really show it and turns silent when I told her about my doubts. but in her small ways, she’s supportive. like telling an auntie that I am going to “study” again. 

i don’t know how it will turn out. but i can only hope and continue doing what i do.

i also thank God for being with me. giving me the perseverance, the strength to carry on. for planting people at times when i need encouragement. for everything. 

jiayou, #claudssavingsplan

[Music Monday] 十萬毫升淚水 by 蔡健雅 Tanya Chua

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

This song was the ending song for Channel 8’s show last year. I could hum the tune after 1.5weeks but I didn’t listen listen to the lyrics until DK posted it on Twitter.

It’s really a meaningful song. I love the entire lyrics. Yes, it’s very emo but it applies to life. Even listening to it now makes me tear abit. However, it does makes me feel a little better too. It’s therapeutic I think.

Not going to say too much, but enjoy the song (:

满意了吗 你究竟有完没完
你烦不烦 总考验我多勇敢
有那么难 那么幸福和美满
我不贪婪 只求多些夜晚 不鼻酸 不孤单
我想要的快乐很简单 你都不管

有完没完 我已无条件投降
我要归还 向你借来的勇敢
我不野蛮 不属于我的美满
都不贪婪 只求一到夜晚 有期盼 有陪伴

Till next week.

hi there!

so I’ve noticed that there’s someone or a group of people who have periodically googling, “clauds” and landing on my blog.

Since “clauds” is not exactly a common name or nick, and the frequency of the hits is almost quite regular…I thought I will just say….

HELLO!

你好!

안녕하세요!

My brain has been wrung dry of words today at work so I have much to say. Say hi too!