从心出发

Week 10 has been hectic, with 2am late nights from Sunday to Thursday, starting and ending a 2500-word paper in just five days. I'm thankful I get to sleep early tonight. Also thankful for the Deepavali holiday, because I got an entire day to sit down and write. Otherwise, I probably would have to stay up until 4am everyday.

Because of the Deepavali holiday as well, I tested my limits with the make-up lessons. It just so happened that all my make-up lessons fell on Tuesday, and together with my normal Tuesday timetable, I had class for 7hrs straight, and no lunch D: it really tired me out, but I still managed to persevere until 2am at night. Sometimes, I'm just so amazed at myself, because I somehow have the potential to do things I normally would not. If only I'd tap into my amazing potential, I might be a genius now.

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This week was also the first unhappy meal I had in a long long time. If I wanted to criticise everything, with my sensitive palate, I'd probably be unhappy all the time. So, I spend a lot of my meals being indifferent to my food, but an unhappy meal really gets on my nerves. We went to eat at Honey Bee, and they even had this tagline about making the eating experience sweet like honey. Oh, the irony.

None of the tables were clean when we got there, but they sat us down and took our orders anw. When we asked the waitress to help us clean the table, she said it wasn't her business to clean the table, she just takes orders. Then the food came, and there was no place for it cos of the clutter. That person also said it wasn't her job to clean tables, she just served the food. So where was the person who cleaned tables?! My daddy ended up moving the plates and cutlery left behind to another table also filled with dirty plates and bowls.

The lamb shank was hard and a little cold, but I wouldn't attribute that to their less-than-desirable standard of cooking, because it really isn't easy to make a good lamb shank. I've had the privilege of eating it in hotels and in high-end restaurants, and some of these better places don't make better lamb shanks either.

And then we waited for almost 30mins for my sister's food to come, despite reminding them about it twice. The excuse? When we placed the order, the kitchen forgot about it. The first time we asked, the waitress forgot to ask the kitchen. Only upon asking the second time did the food come. I seriously wonder why they haven't closed down yet.

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The title of this post referring to a promise I made to myself about giving people a chance to start anew, in the context of forgetting all my past grievances against anyone at all, and also to do my work wholeheartedly. It's just four simple words to sum up my goal for the next six months until the end of this. Also, maybe I want to add 赤子乘龙, as a wish for personal growth, not just in me, but everyone else in the team as well. 

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There has been a lot of new drama releases this past two weeks. Maybe I'm learning too much useless stuff from the TV ._. Cantabile has been performing well as usual (omg the pun!), and joo won's new movie is due for premiere next month. WHY DOES THE TV STATION HAVE TO DO THIS TO ME DURING MUG-FOR-EXAM PERIOD D: on top of that, there is a new variety show called Three Meals a Day, which I was asked to watch, but I couldn't find a version with English subtitles.

I also recently saw this new Chinese production without dubbing! \(^_^)/ I know that Chinese productions always dub their actors' voices so that they all have the proper accent, and kids learn good stuff from tv (unlike in sg), but it sometimes gets on my nerves, especially when their natural voices are wayyy sexier. Congratulations for taking a step out of the box, China!

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I think my OCD problem has been getting bad to worse recently. I didn't use to mind words being aligned to the left, but this entire week I have been aligning my texts with "justified." Everything appears neater this way, like the whole available space is being properly utilised. Also, I didn't use to correct people if they put their punctuation marks outside of the closed inverted commas, although I would stick to the proper grammar rule myself. But then I have been changing it back to where it was supposed to be over the past couple or more weeks. Maybe my patience is growing shorter, and I'm growing more irritable. Whatever the case, I'd better learn to be more accepting that people in these world do not have great ideals about the orderliness of life like I do.