In my little world…
Sharing bits and pieces of my lovely room, all taken with the Nikon FM (My beautiful film camera is working!!!!). :) I live in a cozy HDB Singapore flat. HDB means Housing and Development Board, it’s some sort of organization that manages the housing in Singapore. Basically, these HDBs are subsidized by the government and makes housing affordable for both citizens and locals to buy.
There are so many things I like about my flat: it’s clean, neat and I have so much freedom. It is also relatively near to everything — a mall, the MRT station, a family clinic — and there are buses that goes straight to the Harbourfront, Bugis, Novena, Woodlands and Yishun area. Oh, and did I mention that I can pretty much do anything I want? I’m lucky that my landlady is not very strict or demanding. In fact, she’s quite accommodating and nice. The cost of living in Singapore is pretty high but given all these blessings and little things, I’d like to think that I was able to hit the jackpot and got my money’s worth. :)
La Vie est Belle
A lot happened since two weeks ago: preparing my documents, travel visa application, graduation, work, and so on. In summary:
- Second chances.
- The support of my family and friends.
- A month-long leave in June.
- My family flying over to see me graduate.
- Graduation. :)
- Having a bubble bath while watching Bridesmaid.
- Tickets to Fall Out Boy’s concert.
- New books and colored pens. <3
- Ladurée’s vanilla macarons (although expensive)
- No matter what happens, I am blessed.
Who’s a Big Blog Exchange Winner?
I would like to apologize if it took me a while to write about this. The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of events and I had a hard time writing down my thoughts in a coherent manner. Everything was all jumbled up inside my head.
I am pleased to announce, in case you still didn’t know, I was chosen to be one of the lucky bloggers for the Big Blog Exchange!!!! *insert parade music* And can guess where I’ll be going? I’ll give you a clue: The Beatles, One Direction, Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. Or just see the photo above (Big Ben is a dead giveaway).
I wasn’t expecting this, ok. Prior to the live draw, I was pretty much set to any country but United Kingdom, particularly London, has always been on the top spot of my travel bucket list.
So, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who took the time to vote for me, and to even share my entry to your friends and family. <3! I am truly blessed to have a very supporting set of family, friends, loved ones, and most of all, wonderful Style Mermaid readers/followers. You guys are so awesome! *GROUP HUG*
Truth is, I almost slot my slot because of some misunderstanding from both parties. And I am incredibly thankful that God, the Universe and even to the Force for helping me out make this possible. Aside from your votes and support, I still couldn’t have done it without any omnipotent support, and I hope that you and the Higher Being will continue to support me until the very end.
Last but not the least, I would like to thank the Big Blog Exchange organizers and jury, specially to Scarlett Dixon and Brianda Lopez, for making this all possible. You guys have no idea how much this opportunity means to me and I am really, really thankful that you’ve reconsidered me. <3
THE EXCHANGED BLOGGED
I would also like to introduce the blogger who will be handling my blog during the exchange. I think it’s such an honored to exchange blogs with Sophie Roberts because I really admire her outlook in life. Her blog is called Challenge Sophie and that’s where she documents her adventures in taking on new challenges and achieving new goals.
BUT PLEASE PRAY FOR ME
I am one step closer to realize a lifelong dream but it’s too early to celebrate and be all-out excited about it since I still don’t have my UK VISA. My VISA is currently being processed and it will take 3 weeks for results to come out. Although everything will be sponsored, it doesn’t automatically mean that I will be approved. There is still that annoying but realistically speaking 1% to consider.
We’ve all done our part and now, it’s up to the British Embassy to decide whether or not I should go to UK. We’ve all put so much effort in this competition. So please, please, please pray that my application will be approved and may the odds be ever in my favour. Thank you.
(Photo by Letícia Cruxen)