some of you might have realized that I changed my blog’s header from siewhuey to serendipity. i think i came across this word a few weeks ago when i randomly read about a stranger’s blog that was on facebook that was titled “why second love is better than first love”. and there was one other post that spoke about this word which i realized why it’s such a great word 🙂
according to Wikipedia:
Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”. The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company.
but from Dictionary.com:
in my opinion i think it’s beautiful because one word can be used to describe so many events all at the same time. and they are positive events that happened to you accidentally. like how i got into NP instead of TP. like how i got into PCS instead of any other courses. like how i met my clique in PCS. like how i got into HiClub because of Ishu and failed Baracuda audition :roll:. like how i got into maincomm and met the bunch. like how SLCs thought i was close to Ray and paired us up when we really totally didnt know each other at all 🙂
or like how you are in a bad situation right now because you could have gotten into a worse situation. and like how God probably put you there because He believes that you can learn something from it and come out stronger and wiser. and also because He believes that you are strong enough to overcome it.
yes we make desirable discoveries by accident. but i also believe that everything happens for a reason and there is already a plan for us. (i know i contradict myself here). but i believe, 一切都有 上帝美意的安排 ❤ 🙂
it was the last session of tuition for this year 😀 yayyy! no more saturday work. actually still have, but they’ll be outings! 🙂 so on Friday jonathan and i were frantically preparing for a little celebration session with the kids. we had to desperately dig out any old gifts that was supposed to given to children but they weren’t given out and then we made use of them and give it out this time round 🙂 the kids were awarded based on best behaved, most attendance and most improvement. i told him to tag the gifts individually so that it wouldnt be messy, and also asked him to buy packet drinks for the kids. and then on saturday morning i went to buy 72, which is 6 boxes of j.co from tampines and then cabbed to work. it felt so so good, because 1. i am buying sooo many donuts for the first time 2. even though i was paying but then i would be reimbursed hehe and 3. i get to cab to work! 🙂 wooo.
met with 3 PT tutors who are teaching our P3 to P6 kids to review the tuition program at 1pm and i got praised 🙄 and also had to make certain changes to the current prog. but it’s okay 🙂 hopefully changes would allow the children’s results to improve.
work passed damn fast because i was super looking forward to meeting ray! 🙂 we were supposed to go for dominoes and then go to one raffles quay for the view, but we had change of plans. we went to people’s park complex’s rooftop for a flea market to support one of his army friends and walked around. the place quite cool, looks very hipster. but we didn’t really feel comfortable there hahaa. and i was damn irritated with the puddles of water cause i seriously hate stepping on puddles and getting my shoe wet. so we left soon after, and went to eat FATBOYS 🙂 it’s my first time trying. we queued for about 15-20 minutes? the portobello burger was unfortunately, disappointing cause it tasted sweet and sour at the same time, and the whole burger was just very soft. there weren’t things to munch on. i think ray enjoyed his burger pretty well 🙂 he ordered the royale with cheese cause he decided he didnt want to be a fat bastard (it was the name of one of the burgers, haha). i enjoyed eating the fries though 🙂 towards the end we ordered a banana bread beer, which i imagined and thought it would be super delicious tasting, but no, i was wrong. it tasted horrible. no banana taste. no bread taste. only super strong beer taste.
but anyway, thank you for the treat ❤ and thank you for sending me home despite being so tired 😀 im a super blessed girl, hehe.
had to wake up early for religious class and i was super duper tired. but the only thing that i am looking forward to is karaoke session with my favourite girlssssss ❤ class ended earlier than expected but i was super super tired. took train from CCK to Orchard and went walking around on my own for 30mins+ before jiablack met me at 3.30pm. 🙂 shes so nice to meet me early and accompanied me to buy birthday present for my mum. walked around for quite long and was really tired cause i had my first day of period on that day. at about 5pm i finally decided to get my mum the Agnes b pouch/card holder that is $175. but really love the color and for it’s practicality uses. while we were at the agnes b shop there were 3 china chinese who asked for discount at orchard. omg. they think this is bugis st? the shop keepers sounded impatient but tried to stay polite. haha, i couldnt help but laughed at the sight. thank you jiablack for spending time with me just trying to buy my mum’s present 🙂
afterwards we walked from orchard to dhoby with my painful tummy 😦 and when we finally reached, we helped xinying buy dinner then we went off to Rendezvous Hotel for Teo Heng. the highlight of the night! 😀 our booking was 6pm to 10pm. really enjoyed singing with this bunch cause we’ve got similar tastes in music and we seriously do damn stupid stuff in the room. like dancing along to the MV and shouting out the lyrics. but it’s just so comfortable doing it with them 🙄 karaoke ended too soon! ended the night at scape with huiyin eating mac hehe 🙂
look forward to more of such KTV nights k? 😀
monday supposedly originally was to meet up for xinying to buy parka at bugis. so we were supposed to meet at 1.30pm. but i was late cause i was damn stupid hahaha. i was supposed to alight at bugis, but cause i was playing game so i missed my stop, alighted at city hall instead. so i happily crossed over to the other side and boarded the train. and ended up in dhoby ghaut! in the end i only met xinying at 2pm. i’m so sorry ❤ haha. went to eat pastamania and talked about so many things i forgot what did we even talk about. went to walk around bugis st but nothing really caught our eye. and that was when something happened and i was sooo happy 😀 went to bugis+ gongcha and sat down and xinying and i talked about it 🙂 hehe. that was when huiyin joined us at about 4+. sat there talking for about 2 hours hehe. after that xinying had to leave at 6.30pm and huiyin and i decided to walk to clarke quay and had subway for dinner. along the way we talked a lot about anything and everything 🙂
i am seriously blessed with such wonderful friends. not just from hiclub but also from religious class and meishi and ishu. and ray too 🙂 i really really wanna thank God for sending such angels into my life.
i do not need friends in quantity. i just need several close friends. and they are you guys 🙄