Today's exam was a real killer. I'm pretty sure I did kinda...REALLY BADLY on a couple of stations...one required me to take a history from a 'fake' patient and find out about her presenting illness but I totally blanked out and what emerged from my mouth was about 100 different permutations of the sound "erRMMMM....errr....ahhhhhh...." and the list goes on. Might have been because of that that resulted in me spending a not very exciting time out after the exam ended in te evening... Yesterday I was all prepared to paint the town red and hit all my favorite shops but instead today, I wasn't in the mood for anything fun at all :( Ended up walking aimlessly round Millenia Walk before giving up and deciding to just head home for a late dinner. It was quite nice in the end though -- ended up watching episodes of How I Met Your Mother at the dining table with my mum (very very backdated :D we were only on Season 2 episodes!) who also came back late. It was really funny introducing the storyline to her and having to explain what was going on every 5 min or so because there were no subtitles and she kept missing crucial jokes.
Bad exam aside, whenever I think about the holiday ahead, I just feel like.... THIS:
Isn't this photo of ernie(s) adorable!! XD I LOVE Ernie. Almost as much as Cookie Monster. Found it on Tumblr, I think!! (Forgot to note down the exact source)
In 7 days time I'll be leaving on a trip to the U.S!! :D I've been looking forward to this for agggeeeesss now. First I'll be headed to Seattle to visit my Uncle's family (I sure hope the two lil' cousins haven't surpassed me in height) for about a week. Soooo excited about seeing them again. They're my favorite relatives ever and I spent a couple of Christmasses with them when I was younger and they always celebrated it just the way I like it. :D After that, I'll be meeting my mum in.... NEW YORK! Haha she says she wants to be there too so that she'll be able to rein me in and prevent me from shopping too much but I know the real reason is that she just wants to have her own fun too. My mum works way too hard so I'm really glad she's taking this time off to have a holiday for herself too.
I'm going to be spending the next few days planning out a REALLY DETAILED ITINERARY for NY. There are just so many places to go to!! Where do I start?! Just check out this shopping map I found online:
And this is only for SOHO!!! We haven't even gone on to other locations yet!! And it's only shopping! I really want to visit places like MoMA and Central Park and Times Sqaure...hopefully we'll be able to catch a musical while we're there! :D Ahhh I just wanna go to as many places as possible there... 7 days in NY is just not enough.
Any recommendations for NY or Seattle? :)
I'm so looking forward to totally vegging out tomorrow... finally I'll be able to catch up on all the internet reading/surfing that I've been meaning to do. Have a whole list of links that I wanna follow up on.
Check out Dallin Chase's Fall 2010 Collection. So many gorgeous gorgeous pieces in this collection that I absolutely adore.
source: Dallin Chase, Fall 2010 Collection (referred from Refinery29.com)
1. Don't you love the flowy lines in this outfit? I have such a huge thing for flowy vests/jackets now; they just add such gentle, feminine lines to any ensemble.
2. Biker Jackets? HELL YEAH. I've always wanted to get a really nice fitted jacket to go with dresses and jeans but leather is a little too suffocating in Singapore :( unless I can find something of a more lightweight material...
3. Nothing like simple solid elegant pieces like this black top.
4. I just love the silhouette of this outfit. And aren't the shimmery waterbrush/acid wash style pants simply gorgeous? I think I'd need to poop money out before I could afford something like that.
5. Those olive pants look sooo comfortable and fall in such a way you could probably imagine the sheer soft quality of them. MMM.
6. Another jacket with a unique fit and flow. I love these huge outerwear pieces that are drapey and oversized yet still fitted and neat.
Oh and I've discovered the wonders of ModCloth.
This satchel is purrrfect. Unfortunately it's out of stock! :( Will be keeping my eyes peeled for something like this though.
Starting to realise that watches can be quite good an accessory. This is really cute isn't it?
Btw, any brands I should check out when I'm in the U.S? :D Haha of course I'm just going to go into every single H&M/Urban Outfitters/American Apparel/GAP/Forever 21 outlet I come across... Ooo and Target too! XD Any other labels that sell reasonably priced clothes too that I could check out? Would love to hear from you guys who live in the States! What are the merits of going to department stores like Macys or Nordstroms or J.C Penney compared to regular shops in a mall? ;p Just wondering if I should spend time checking out the huge department stores or if I should head straight for the smaller shops like U.O for better deals?
XXXOOO~ OFF TO BED for a gooood night's sleep :D