Friday, 25 January 2013

Just A Whole Lotta Words


I am soooooo hyper right now I'm this close to exploding into a pink cloud of smoke with some cupcakes and pudding flying at all directions. Doesn't make sense but neither does my life.

Disclaimer: I'm hyper not due to any substances *shifty eyes* or even SUGAR, I think it's because I'm sleep deprived and was really tired throughout the whole day and now that it's almost two in the morning I've passed the point of extreme exhaustion and arrived at LATE NIGHT CRAZY FUN TOWN where full stops are rarely used.

Okay, let me try my darndest to make this blog entry more coherent and less drivel of insanity.

I've had a LOT of motivation to blog the past week or so but unfortunately I haven't had much free time. I just started working. YAY! for having some actual things to do instead of sitting at home counting the cracks on the ceiling after refreshing my Tumblr dashboard for the seven zillionth time, like I've been doing for the past YEAR or so. And DOUBLE YAY! for getting some moolah while doing it! The nay of course is that I'm so plumb tuckered out by the time I reach home at 11 that I have neither the time nor energy to do the leisurely activities which I used to do on a daily basis.

I miss dancing! I miss surfing the interwebs! I miss re-watching old How I Met Your Mother episodes on loop!

Well at least I get to do the last one because I've been having mild insomnia lately (whoopee! #sarcasm) so I whip out my PSP and watch HIMYM til dawn.

The past week has been really stressful for me in terms of academic stuff and trying to find a suitable job...But as one of my favourite sayings goes, "If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain." and true enough, after the brief but testing period, so many amazing things have come my way!

Kind of private...I may or may not elaborate in the near future when the things are official but I'm truly feeling on top of the world right now!

In addition to how the major aspects of my life are going really well and my current state of hyperactivity, I'm also bouncing off the walls with glee because:


Did I mention that I really REALLY love Nine Muses? Here's hoping that the song will be awesome or at the very least, not make me want to claw out my eardrums and throw them in a blender despite my love for NM.

I have a feeling the song (titled "Dolls") will be pretty darn epic considering the fact that it was produced by the legendary Sweetune, who was also behind other crazily catchy songs such as INFINITE's "The Chaser" and of course Nine Muses' "Figaro" and "News", the latter which I have been unhealthily addicted to for four months and counting. Seriously, during work I hear the harmonies for "News" in my brain! And I couldn't get it out even if I wanted to! Which I don't!


I don't think this needs much explanation and even if I did type out six hundred words documenting my love and obsession for this particular television programme, y'all wouldn't understand how I feel unless you too, are a crazy HIMYM fan.

Emphasis on 'crazy'.


I'm gonna throw in some pictures just for good measure. These were taken with and edited on my new phone. Usually I just take pictures of food which look appealing (omg this just made me remember this hilarious article I read on about people who take pictures of their food and their was this lady snapping a photo of a bread roll and plain water HAHAHAHA super funny) but I've been looking for excuses to use my new 8MP phone camera (a great step up from my previous phone which was a pitiful 2 MP) so pardon the following photos which are not exactly food blog quality :P

Awesome gelato popsicles I had with my darling Peini. Hazelnut for her (I think, sorry this happened like a week ago I kinda forgot) and vanilla with chocolate drizzle coating for me. At the lil stall in the basement at Jcube. They have fruity and creamy popsicles, go try them out! Looking forward to trying a fruit one next time :D

Cheese-baked mussels. I accidentally resized this to be smaller than the rest of the photos in the set without noticing. The little part of me with a hint OCD is twitching in horror.

The crispiest calamari I've had EVER. Seriously take one bite and the crumbs spray across the freaking table like confetti. But sadly they were not the tastiest.

Carbonara with streaky beef instead of bacon. That's new! But sadly the dish as a whole was bad, real bad Michael Jackson (free cookies for people who get the reference).


Alrighty it's almost three o'clock and I've got work tomorrow so I'm gonna go lie in bed watching my newly downloaded videos before getting some much needed rest. Although it is mighty tempting to go catch up on all the new Tumblr posts I've missed out on the past couple of days...No! I am an adult now! A


Just kidding.

Before I go I just wanted to say that, if you read this post from start to finish, you've just read a blog entry that contains almost a thousand words. Me basically talking about nothing except the strange little things in life that make ME happy and probably bores everyone else into a comatose. Nevertheless, I feel that we have established a real connection. It's like we are friends now. Thank you for reading, my newfound internet buddy.

IF, however, you are some kind of psycho stalker, I am going to have to unleash my bodyguards Spike and Tyke upon you. They are bulldogs and they will bite you at your sensitive regions if you ever get all creepy around me.

Okay I'm losing my marbles now bye-bye!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

High in the Sky

DAY 1: Departure!


Call me sua gu but I love it too much not to snap a picture of it so that I can get it printed and framed. I want to cuddle it to sleep every night so that I may have sweet dreams of it.

I almost squealed when I saw the muffin. Singapore Airlines' vanilla muffins are always yummy. Soooo rich and moist. Almond slivers YES PLEASE.

Watched Bachelorette (quite disappointed, the jokes were mostly quite trashy), the first half of Magic Mike and about three-quarters of some god awful Chinese flick. Thought it would be a hilarious Hong Kong comedy but it was snore-inducing.

Obligatory pic of the sky.

Obligatory pic of magnificent Christmas decor.

Okay story time!! I had a mild nervous breakdown on the plane because I took my beloved camera out to take pictures only to realise that...I'd left the memory card in my laptop back in Singapore. So basically my camera was USELESS.

So yeah, stuck with the urge to snap away at anything and everything but unable to. I had to beg my sister to lend me her iPod touch so that I could at least get some photos, albeit grainy as helllll.


Went to get some groceries, zonked out at my grandparents' place til like midnight then we headed for a drive and reached home at sunset :)

Day 2~


Bought a memory card (HALLELUJAH) so prepare for crystal clear photos in the next installment of my Aussie vacation posts!


I've been really addicted to Draw Something and Words with Friends. I get so frustrated when I can't play because people make their move lol. Any fun games to recommend?


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Berry Lovin'

In all my years of existence, I'd never tried raspberries until the end of last year. I thought such pretty-looking berries would taste really sour but no, raspberries rocked my world.

The ones above were soooo sweet, it was equivalent to scarfing down candy. I'm not sure what country they were from but they were delicious (referring to the berries not humans).

Since they're berries and are such a beautiful bright colour, they're probably chock full of antioxidants but I'm too busy crying over how yummy they are to Google it.

Sadly they are on the pricey side, about $9 at Cold Storage for the amount shown in the picture.

Alright this has been a short lil update as I'm currently working on editing all my Perth photos and I seem to be tired all the time so it's kinda hard.

Cya guys. Eat fruits and stay healthy! :)

Monday, 14 January 2013


Around mid-December last year I went to Tanglin Mall with my family. Since it was Christmas season, there were beautiful decorations everywhere and it was "snowing"! Aka foam precipitation hahaha *childhood memories* :')

Of course we had to go to Brunetti, which is pure awesomeness.

My sister's peanut butter (she loves peanut butter, like LOVES it) and my cherry flavour. It sounds weird in theory but it was soooo good. Creamy with a robust cherry flavour and aroma. Mmmm~ ❤

Afterwards we went to a seafood restaurant nearby to FEAST LIKE KINGS!!!!!

Cereal soft shell crab. If you've had cereal prawns then you know how yummy they are, now multiply that by twelve and you get CEREAL. SOFT. SHELL. CRABSSSS!!!!!!

So yummy oh gosh.

Cute lil tofu pieces •◡•

I've had the same dish in a different restaurant and this version pales in comparison. I love that there's some wolfberries in the sauce though!

HOLY BEEF BALLS IS THIS NOT BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING. There were multiple structures and they were all so intricate! Looks soooo pretty and yummy lol. I wish I could pluck like a marshmallow and pop it into my mouth. And maybe a cookie with icing and chocolate balls...And the little meringue puffs...and the smarties...and the...and the...*EATS EVERYTHING*


Ending this post with a funny ass comic I saw whilst on Tumblr:


Have a great week ever-ree-botty!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Whipple Pastries

Second installment of my Whipple Creation posts! Not really gonna comment much, or at all, so just click here if you wanna know all the deets and info~~

Finished products:


Gonna go sort out my Perth photos now. There's loadsss!!

Wish me luck!



Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Draw Something!

Trying to post from my mobile Blogger app for the first time, hope it all goes well and my blog entry won't look all wonky or get auto-translated to Spanish when I hit 'publish'.

So I've been a bit preoccupied with stuff going on in my life, hence the lack of new posts.

Among the list of ever-so-exciting things that have happened in my life as of late (feel the sarcasm), I finally got upgraded to a smartphone! Yes, laugh all you want. But I did share a Samsung Galaxy Ace with my sister and Mama with which we played games on. And my sister's iPod touch!

Anyway, my mum got me a LG Optimus Vu, which I loathed at first. After all, I wanted a phone, not a big, clunky piece verging on becoming a mini tablet. Despite the near impossibility of operating it using only one hand, the slight difficulty of taking pictures with it and the fact that it makes me look like a tool when I hold it to the side of my face when talking on the phone in public, I've grown to like it. And now that I'm used to it's greater-than-average size (that's what she said), I can no longer have my sister's iPod in my hand and not have my head spin wondering whether or not she used a shrink ray on it. But seriously though all other phones look and feel microscopic to me now. The Optimus Vu has ruined things for me...

Comparison of their sizes...

The Biggo Burrito (unofficial affectionate name of my phone which in no way resembles the Mexican bean and meat delicacy) actually comes with a stylus. Coupled with that marvellous huge screen, it has led to my addiction to Draw Something. And I mean this in the most humble manner possible but my drawings are pre-tty darn good. Compared to about 98% of the people I get paired up with anyways. MUST. RESIST. URGE TO VERBALLY ABUSE SOMEONE WHEN THEY WRITE THE ANSWER INSTEAD OF EVEN ATTEMPTING TO DRAW IT. *deep breaths*

Some drawings by me:

She didn't guess it... I don't blame her, should've made it a little more obvious.

I think I made him look rather handsome lol.

Start a game with me! My username is xRENAE. SERIOUS DRAWERS ONLY >:(


I'm really excited to relive my Aussie vacation while editing the pictures I took! One of the main reasons why I love blogging, I get to document all my precious memories and I always feel all warm and fuzzy when I read them and think, "Awww! I remember that!" :')

I hope I can finish posting up everything before the end of the year tho... :\


Friday, 4 January 2013

Hello Yes It's Me


I know I'm a tad late on saying this but

Happy New Year!!

First post of 2013, ooh yeah! Whoop whoop!

During my flight (which was on New Year's Day, how fun!) I was ecstatic to learn that they would be showing Pitch Perfect. I have been waiting sooooo long to watch it and it turned out to be nothing short of snort-inducing-ly hilarious!

I love that all the girls in the a capella group have their own funny traits and get up to all sorts of different quirky antics.

When I watched it on the flight, the air stewardesses were serving the meals and they were near my area when I just so happened to be watching a reeeally funny scene and I totally lost it lol. Do you know how hard it is to laugh hysterically yet silently?! I almost burst at the seams like fo serious.

Anyways I downloaded it and I'm gonna watch it again tonight (big ol' grin) along with my new episode of HIMYM! Double episode HELL YEAH.

Okelly-dokelly off I go!

P.S Sorry for the Ned Flanders greeting and sign-off, I've been reading a ton of Simpsons comics and some of them are pretty freaking funny lol. Okay bye.