Disclaimer: T suggested this; I'm not so bhb.

1. Oven
2. Stand mixer. My dream is to own a RED (so gorgeous, the colour!) KitchenAid but it costs two bombs.
3. Coin spoons from Ireland. (Click to see blog post and picture)



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Thursday, December 18, 2014


I should be more committed to upkeeping this space. This post should be more like the usual blog posts of yore.

Last week,

- On Monday, M and I talked for a whole afternoon, including getting marriage/wedding advice from the last professor we would have expected hur.

- On Wednesday, I finally told L the Story I've been wanting to tell her related to this post. Her daughters' reactions were HILARIOUS. They go, girls.

- On Thursday, L and I attended a talk by a man whose attitude was Braggy White Dude Speaking to Lesser Asian Beings which pissed me off.

- On Friday, I met w H and updated her on Story. I'm just telling various people cuz it's a case study and I'm collecting reactions ha.

This week,

- On Monday, I went to M's house to help her tie maybe 100 ribbons on 100 cards?

- On Tuesday, L and I were having fun enunciating all the English/Mandarin/Malay consonants and trying to fit them all in one nice table.

- Yesterday, Prof, L and I had a Meeting where both parties felt they were finally listened to for the first time hur. Let there be Hope.

- Today, M and I co-worked in school and she was entertaining me with her songs and noises and actions. I then had dinner with J and told her Story and she said, "It's been so long since I heard scandalous stories. Last time when we were in school we had scandalous lunches, now all my friends are in stable relationships and nothing much more, we are still having scandalous dinners!" Haaa.

- Tomorrow, I rest! (And transcribe all my various tasks.)

These two weeks were suddenly so exciting. I like.

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Monday, December 15, 2014


The PMS for this month has started. People have also chosen today of all days to make me pissed, so instead of being just pissed I am SUPREMELY PISSED because of aforementioned PMS. Over the same old sexist bullshit.

When will the bullshit end.

I'd like to see you issuing the same ultimatums to him.

In my next life, may I please be a man. Then I will finally understand what it feels like to be God's gift to humankind. Also what it feels like to be never blamed for anything wrong you might do. Also what it feels like to drag other people down with you who have nothing to do with the situation.

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Thursday, December 04, 2014


I found my new favourite name based on spelling!

Aisling: Irish, meaning 'dream' or 'vision'.

Pronounced as 'ashling' which is why I like it solely because of the spelling haha.

I am resuming watching QI now that I'm free-ish, and the in the second episode of the L season one of the guests was Aisling Bea, an Irish comedian who is HILARIOUS and even when she wears specs she looks every bit a vision as her name claims her to be. AH. I will always be biased towards FEMALES who WEAR SPECS ha.

Back to watching QI and maybe hopefully doing some work. My pile of response sheets is waiting for meeeeeeeeeee which I've conveniently put out of sight haaa.

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Monday, December 01, 2014


Title is an unintentional pun!

I think I just took my only exam this semester and my last exam probably... ever. Woah. Where did all the years go. I've been in the education system for......... more than 70% of my life!!!!! Dear me. It is a bittersweet feeling hur.

For that matter, where did this year go?! It's already the first day of December! The days are long and the years are short, so true, so true.

Am planning a year-end-round-up post. Also have another post I've been thinking about. But then again, we know how I am with planning posts :p (I still haven't finished the USA ones haaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

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Monday, November 24, 2014


*says in sagely voice* The season and age of weddings are upon us. So much so that I am starting to dream about them, sometimes it's others' weddings, sometimes it's mine. WHAT. o.O

I half want to be a part of it, and half don't.

Even if I want to be a part of it, I know I don't want it to be now. But I don't want it to be too late either.

Every so often I think about childbirth and go oh my god I don't know how centuries of women have done it before me and my uterus twists itself shut even more.

And then I see the elder of the two nephews I have on my paternal side (I am the second youngest cousin in the family so you can imagine how old the other cousins are) and I think, hmmmmmmmmm maaaaaaybeeeeeeeee I want a child like hiiiiiiimmmmmm......................

And it's always him that changes my mind HUR. I have so many younger cousins and nephews on the maternal side but sorry ah, none of you manage to sway me like he does. *pats you on back to console you*

Aiya. Back to my dreams I go ~ ~

Meanwhile I shall wait for a genetically all-rounded man to impress me and I have his sexy son. *cackles all the way back to my lair*

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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Two days of fighting back against sexist misogynistic bullshit from privileged males with entitled inflated senses of self-worth.

This month's pre-menstrual symptom: angst. LOTS OF IT. Especially if triggered by sexist misogynistic bullshit.

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The name is Rui Qi (pronounced 'Ray Chee', 'q' has a ch- sound like that in 'chair'). But I have also heard enough manglings of my name to respond to anything that you may wish to call, so you're in luck there.

Has a "lively playful disposition that delight[s] in anything ridiculous", wants to be a "beautiful little fool".

Introductory posts you may wish to read first: #1; #2

The past me decided on this childish name of a blog link, the present me is slightly regretful but is still a sentimental mess.

Don't take what I say at face value, don't read too much into things, either. If you read Chinese, 不要对号入座也别胡思乱想.

I am an agnostic/non-theist.

"Before you assume, learn the facts. Before you judge, understand why. Before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think."

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TL;DR: you cannot republish any or part of my posts at all, but if you ask me for permission and I grant it, you can do whatever you please with it. Sounds fair innit.




JAPAN 2011

6 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #1
6 July 2011 Day 1: the start of the matcha float obsession
7 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #2
7 July 2011 Day 2: of places not worth going
8 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #3
8 July 2011 Day 3: the love/hate relationship with the word 押
9 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #4
9 July 2011 Day 4: of the well water I should not have drunk
10 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #5
10 July 2011 Day 5: burnt and fried
11 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #6
11 July 2011 Day 6: royalty, gold and luck
12 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #7
12 July 2011 Day 7: of 散心 and a lot of writing
13 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #8
13 July 2011 Day 8: of deer and drama
14 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #9
14 July 2011 Day 9: distinctively Japanese
15 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #10
15 July 2011 Day 10: vermillion and socially awkwardness
16 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #11
16 July 2011 Day 11: speed
17 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #12
17 July 2011 Day 12: red-faced, distress and weri cute xiong mao
18 July 2011 Nippon nuggets #13
18 July 2011 Day 13: Idontwannagohome!
19 July 2011 Day 14: sayonara sakura



Being slightly narcissistic here, but these are the blog entries I like/you should read.

The Hot Girl's Defense
one setting, two stories
flowers make me happy :)
how NOT to make an origami Eevee
botak pantai
the alternate marriage vow
the wisest words are said by children
family ♡♡♡
now the holly bears a berry
a decade on...
yukata FTW
toadally awesome
of sexting and pick-up lines
of vlogging and blogging
"you're going to scald your baby next time"
the sociological perspective
letting go
no work and all play
seeking perfection
save the day
the joys of driving
of quotes and thoughts
killjoy + joy
the send-off + outtakes
stream of consciousness x 7
balloons love
celebrities galore
to come up with marvellous ideas, eat duck rice
of music and lyrics PR
Carmen - the epitome of feminism
mind your grammar, please
tres amusing
let nature take its course
sunshine after the rain
it's up to the Powerpuff Girls to save the day!
the perks/perils of black stockings
"endearing hug"
thinking deep thoughts
convincing writing like never before
lost in translation
drink drank drunk
you believe because you believe
"love never dies"
they deserve a post to themselves
must be the funnest recess/exam week ever
this should have been highlight of the year too, I killed a cockroach! - cooking/screaming up a storm
it actually deserves an update, but here's letter to my 16-year-old self
privacy in the online world? forget it
word of the day: exposure
maybe we should get back, to the old days
of blogging
happy birthday, you inanimate thing


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