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An Open Letter To The One I Thought Who Cared
On the day you came, my heart was merely in pain. You never failed to make me feel that I was not alone, yet I was very straight-forward when I confessed that I will never be ready to begin another thing that I can never finish. You never uttered a word. I read the words your almond-shaped eyes made, from then on, I just knew that you will always be by my side until the day I get better; however, it never turned out to be like the movies.
One day, I just woke up and suddenly became aware of your coldness. You stayed and left for all the right reasons. You left because I have to come up to a conclusion that I can be fine on my own. My contentment and happiness in life can never be attained on someone or something temporary. Words and promises, no matter how sincere they are, can break. You left to become the metaphor of everything that has been happening in my life, change.
No worries, you never gave me trust issues. You just made me grasp that I have to take my trust into another level. I was very wrong to think that someone will even have the guts, patience and love to wait for me. I guess it is time to pack up.
I’m A Fat Kid At Heart
*Oink, oink* As I go through my father’s camera roll, I realized that I have so MANY pig-out pictures. The photos above are taken since I got here. Yup, my father is so fond of taking pictures of me whenever we eat out. I stopped ~eating clean~ when I arrived here, but no regrets because it was all worth it! I still run around Sembawang whenever I have nothing to do. I can do 4 kilo meters already! I will surely be back on track as soon as I get home, swear!
I received so many ‘you-are-chubby-na’ comments, and yes, I really gained weight! I am eating and sleeping all I can before college turns me into a full-fledged zombie. On the other note, my Indonesia trip will be up in a few days. Can’t wait to share it to you, guys. *u*
(July hair update: I can tie my hair up already!)
Travel Diaries: Sands Skypark
“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Travel Diaries: National Museum of Singapore
Hello, people! As promised, I am gonna share my museum adventures in Singapore. I feel a little guilty because I have never been to National Museum of Philippines (I know, I suck), but I’m planning to, soon!!
In my entire lifetime, this is just my 3rd visit to a museum. My first was Museong Pambata. It was an elementary field trip and I can still remember how fun it was!! The second museum was Mint Museum of Toys. It is a private collection of vintage toys from different countries. My brothers and godmother visited there 4-5 years ago, I think? And on my third time, I learned to appreciate and love museums even more. Here goes my third Museum adventure:
1. I got lost for about 20 minutes, but Google Maps is the new best friend. When I saw the building, it was a relief because I thought that I will never get there na! I bought tickets upon entering the museum. It is free for SG citizens and permanent citizens, costs 5 SGD for student tourists and 10 SGD for adult tourists. Trust me, super worth it!
2. First off was Balik Palau: Stories From Singapore’s Islands. I did not expect Singapore to be so full of history and stuff. This part of the museum is full of artefacts, historic boats, marine specimens and video interviews. What made this part remarkable was a white wall with a question, “Singapore Islands: What are your stories? What are your hopes?” And people were free to write their thoughts in post-its.
3. Next stop was Genesis! It is an exhibition showcasing 245 black and white photographs around the world of Sebastião Salgado. I posted my favorite photograph from the collection on my Instagram. Those women are called, ‘Mursi’. They are the last women in the world who wear lip and ear plates. The thought is just creepy and cool at the same time.
4. When I got out from the second gallery, I went straight to We: Defining Stories. It is a series of photojournalistic images of the iconic moments in Singapore since the post-war years. Also had a talk from one of the museum’s staff about Manila and Singapore.
5. Next one will be my favorite because it’s the largest and coolest! Before entering, a staff from the museum gave me a tablet. Every artefact, statues, photograph of the Singapore History Gallery has a number on it, the number will be entered on the tab, and viola the information will be given on the spot through the tablet! I stayed there for an hour, trying to read through everything and take pictures of the cool stuff.
6. After that, I roamed around the Food, Fashion, Photography and Film Gallery. I never really had the chance to read through everything because I was so tired and my feet were starting to kill me.
All in all, it was better than I expected it to be! I learned so many things from this adventure, plus got so many photos taken! Too bad, I was not able to roam around the whole place because I got there during mid-afternoon, so here is another tip: Do not underestimate museums. You need a lot of time roaming around and taking pictures. Half a day is not enough. Have a happy weekend, guys!
(New) bucket list: Before I die, I have to visit 50+ museums. Yay!
Well, I have been posting a lot of travel stuff, but I have not really shared to you guys what I have been doing for my normal days in Singapore. So yup, this is what I am up to during the weekdays. I can’t wait for the weekend… beach, finally!
Themes by The Little Mermaid, Kisty