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Thursday, December 31, 2009

let's. live. fast

Less than 24 hours since I've touched down back on home soil and I'm already feeling the ache of leaving someplace awesome.


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(Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, December, 2009)


This was just about the best holiday I've ever had so far. A week's too short. I could have gone on for a much longer time... but reality always has to be such a biaaatch. The entire trip was really all about eating eating eating, walking walking walking even more and... the occasional shopping :) HONEST! Haha this time there really wasn't much to get because it was all winter sales and while I swooned over many woollen cardigans, gorgeous scarves and boots, I had to remind myself every 2 seconds that I do stay for majority of the year in a place that does not entertain those who love wool/layers. The food was sooo good though. Ate a ton of snacks. :D I can feel another layer of tummy fat forming. :X


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(I love the lights)


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(scary Santa!! but I couldn't resist taking a photo with him since there was actually a sign (i'm covering it) saying TAKE PHOTO HERE!! (in Chinese lulz) This is the other side of Santa. The one who eats kids and only climbs into houses through chimneys in order to kidnap 'em for a bite at night)


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I LOOOVE maggi noodles. Before the trip, I hadn't eaten maggi mee in forever... I know it's not the healthiest thing to eat so I never ever buy any from the supermarket. But I love how holidays are a time for indulgence. The boy was soooo scandalised when I told him I wanted this for breakfast. Apparently it's very un-Hong Kongish to even order these noodles but wth I just wanna fulfill my cravings!

So I have less than 20 hours before I need to get my bags packed for a trip to Korea. :) Some of my oldest friends and I will be going on a week long 'ski escapade' to Korea. Apparently the warmest temperature in Seoul now is -7. FARRCKK. I like cold weather but this is really pushing it!! O_O I've no idea how to pack for sub zero weather. Need my sis to come back from ermm Sri Lanka asap so she can lend me all the warm clothes that she used in college to weather off snow storms.

It wasn't supposed to be so rushed. The trip was supposed to be in May of this year but one of my friends came down with swine flu so it got pushed to Dec. But I don't mind the rushing from place to place. I think of it as a blessing. I need to squeeze in as much travel as I can before the next few years descend and school holidays become nothing more than week long STUDY BREAKs.


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(source: http://fuckyeahmarykateashley.tumblr.com/page/6)


Such a nice long cardigan. It would be pretty darn perfect right about now. If only I had it in my closet and if only I had the legs eh? :) I think I'm going to start checking out more photos of MKA. I know they've been style icons for ages but i've never religiously followed sites dedicated to them... it'd be nice to get ideas on 'how to dress if you're a midget'.

School starts on January 4 for me. I'll be missing probably 4 days and depending on what time I get back to SG next Thursday, I'll probably end up missing the afternoon practical sessions which seem pretty important. ARGH. It was so easy to just say who cares, i'll play first and then worry!! but that was under exam stress and now that I'm faced with the upcoming term's schedule, I'm really starting to get worried.

I wish I were fervent about becoming a doctor. I wish I knew for a fact that this was my calling and that I had the strength to dedicate all my time towards furthering my knowledge in this area. I have seniors who are so into the whole med school thing and wish for us too to be 'fervent and enthusiastic'. Those words just make me very very uneasy because I should be that way but I'm not.

Times like this when I wish my retardo Maro pie were here to talk some sense into me. I always need wake up calls from him but he's off, probably uncontactable at the moment in wintry Xi An in China. At least we'll both be in sub-zero climates for the next week.

I should probably start thinking up some resolutions for the New Year. I'm always big on change but 20 years has passed and have I really become anything better than what I've always known I'd be?

18 comments:

  1. Really love reading this post! School starts January 4th for me, too. I have to take a course for a month. Then, on January 25th, I will be going through my last semester in college. Hopefully, I will graduate in May!

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  2. aww needs more hk photos!!! you make HK look so nice hahahaha
    so lucky flying off to korea already!! have fun on your trip :D

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  3. hey, not all seniors are like that! i, for one, am more like you :) balance is key! hohoho have a fantastic new year and enjoy yourself in korea! i think the memories you make there will surpass the 4 days you miss. hahaha.

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  4. i L<3VE hong kong. i was there last summer. i want to save up all my money for 12 months and go shopping there every year!

    glad you had a nice vacation there :D

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  5. oh yeah, KOREA? LUCKKKKKKKY! have fun!

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  6. Happy New Year! I've missed you!

    xoxo,
    Donna

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  7. Looks like such a fun trip! Those noodles look so yummy! And now Korea, you're so lucky! And that santa is really quite scary :|

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  8. I love living vicariously through your travel photos! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time in Hong Kong. And now off to Korea?! Enjoy the time with your friends. I wouldn't worry about school too much. You seem to be a very hard working and dedicated student. A little fun is well deserved. Will it be possible to make up the lab practical if you do indeed miss it?

    Oh! The postcard you send arrived yesterday! It was such a nice surprise finding it tucked into the mailbox.

    Happy New Year, Lynnette! :)

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  9. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, I hope 2010 is wonderful to you xxx

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  10. ahhh so much travel! i'm envious :) happy happy new year!

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  11. Tis, my dear Tis !! Happy New Year to you :) I've been following you since a year now, keep up your sweet blog ! Enjoy your trip in Korea :)

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  12. :D beautiful photos! it was sooo nice to finally meet up hahahahah. i hope you liked the scones and the pretty tea cups hahahha. you should've stayed longer and i would've taken you to more yummy places to eat!!!

    <3 take care and have fun in korea!!

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  13. I LOVE HONG KONG FOERVER. have a safe trip to koreaaa.

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  14. I'm going to give your blog a proper read later today now that I'm home, but just wondering if you got my postcards?

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  15. Lynnette! I feel like we haven't talked in ages. I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful time in HK and I don't blame you for overindulging in all the yummy food there...I'd probably do the same lol.

    Wishing you the best for 2010!

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  16. belated happy new year!! hope you have fun in korea. lucky girl! i have a new blog now --> http://belx.wordpress.com. easier to put up photos than on blogger, hehe. and dude that maggi mee type looking thing looks delish right now at 130 in the morning....

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  17. That looks like one great winter vacation. And the food, yummy, the food looks so delicious that I am suddenly getting hunger pains even though I had breakfast half an hour ago :))

    Oh my, that is one scary Santa! Your description reminds me of a Supernatural episode where people were eaten by a demon Santa, haha!

    I've just gotten into the Olsen craze recently. They grew on me and now I find myself craving their outfits so much!

    I think all med students go through that "wtf am I doing here?' phase. God knows I've had a few! Even if I love this school I am in no way as enthusiastic as some of my colleagues and that is sometimes very intimidating but you need to just focus on YOU and YOURSELF and if this is the way you should be going, you'll feel it :) Major hugs darling!

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  18. Heya lynn <3 I'm sending you some stuff tomorrow, hope you like it. I'm so sorry its taken ages :( I have even been thinking about what to send you next too, and because you like to think about life and it's happenings, i have found the PERFECT present, I just hope you like reading ;)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and your postings about food always make me hungry, especially noodles. nomnom.

    xx

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Thanks for the comment! :D I'll definitely get back to you~