Wednesday, 18 December 2013

I've never been to ZoukOut before, and have always been curious about this 'thing' being the largest event held in Singapore. Partying in a club is the usual thing, but a beach party? Something I had yet to try. Glad to have another tick off my bucket list. Previous years it never really struck to me to attend, one thing which was I wasn't really into house music in the first place; and secondly, I was always given the impression that partying on the beach was disgustingly crammy, sweaty, smelly and all just a tiresome ordeal. Well, things have changed. Since last year I've somehow grown out of my R&B phase and got hooked onto house music and haven't turned back since. Perhaps R&B just isn't the same as it used to be anymore, long gone are the amazing days of 'Rollin' from Chamillionaire and all that jazz.

So this year I took a chance with ZoukOut and decided to go for Day 1 anyway despite not knowing anyone else besides two acquaintances among the group. Usually I'm not a fan of partying with strangers, but hey, since none of my usual sidekicks were interested I thought why not. It's about time I shrugged off the 'wait for friends' mentality and just go with my flow. My heart's still young enough to have a go at it, so might as well have fun while I can (YOLO). Anyway enough talk, here are just some pictures from the night. Do excuse the lack of quality here but these will have to make do, all in variations of repetitive poses and people with tacky filters. The night was really fun, I sweated balls and balls (hair dripping like nobody's goddamn biznaz), got really hungry at 4am, sat down at McD's for nuggets and fries and started dozing shortly after. Obviously it was time to go home by then cause I no longer can withstand such long nights with multiple hardcore fistpumping action anymore. But the night was a good workout, and I'm always in for dancing in flip flops (bless'em feet). Though, heard that Day 2 was equally or more fun so I'm kinda bummed that we missed out on that. But hey, there's always gonna be next year right? ;)

Gang of the night:
Crystal, Jeff, Michelle, Lak (luck?), Laressa (not sure if I spelt this right), Vanessa & sorry-I-can't-remember-your-name

Random dudes, I have no idea.

Beyond smashed and pooped out. Ah and drippy hair. Good times.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

What do I want to be when I grow up?
I want to be happy.
I want be the feeling.
I want to be the thrill during roller coasters rides.
I want to be the peace before sleep takes over the mind.
I want to be the cheer after a job well done.
I want to be the butterflies of a first kiss.
I want to be the passion behind marriage vows.
Let me be the emotion,
so you can’t be without me
every time you listen to that song,
discover the light in the darkness,
hear your name slip from your lover’s lips,
and receive kisses and hugs.
I want to be the admiration and triumph.
I want to be the feeling
when parents see their baby for the first time,
when the sun kisses the horizon,
when blissful memories are made,
when you go on merry-go-rounds,
when life treats you the best hand there is.
The opposite of grief.
The reverse of unworthiness.
The contrary to helplessness.
The inverse of disappointment.
The antithesis to fear.
The contradiction to pain.
So, ask me again
what I want to be when I grow up.
 by Natasha J., Happiness (NJ.)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Today I thought of finally dedicating a throwback post on Japan. It's coming real close to a year since the trip, and till now I still miss everything about the place. This year I'll be heading to somewhere new, but before I do I thought it'd be apt to reminisce about Japan again before fresh memories start forming anew. Let's take a scroll-through of some of my favorite things about the land of the rising sun.

1. Signboards - loud & bright everywhere.

2. Food - you don't need to get me started, we all know. M I N D B L O W I N G

3. Technology - #ftw

4. The city - modern vs tradition