The pleasure that made her cry

2 papers down, 3 more to go.
Chinese Discourse analysis and Pragmatics is the next one.

Tell me I can press on, with the help of Chocolates, online shopping, incessant sighing and a hell lot of mood swings (battling the emotional war of “can-i-do-this-or-can-i-not”).
On the other hand, I ain’t exactly looking forward to then end of the exams. Because that means I have to look for stuff to keep me happy and busy, which ain’t easy. I want to watch “Satc” (yes, all seasons. like for the 4th time, I can easily tell you what the girls talk about–tt’s the prob with me. I suffer hell trying to memorise citations but can eaily remember what happened when and how when it comes to the non-important stuff. See, that’s how I misuse my brain capacity.), “the L word” and i dunno what else, but trust me, give me a week, I’ll complain about having nothing to do.

I complain too much, I know. Haha, little wonder my best friend is my rabbit.

The one thing that keeps my through all the crazy days of cramming is..Music! Duh!

Here’re 2 vids from Beyonce.

Upgrade you

Who can resist a woman who can help her man build up his account, no?

Irreplaceable (Old old hit eh)

Come on, to the left, to the left… I should attempt this song soon!

And if you haven’t noticed, Beyonce has a all-girl band. Little wonder I love her. Plus look at those legs! Sexy, isn’t she?

Psst. My sis was watching some animal docu and she said, “Did you realise that in the animal kingdom, it’s the males who have to look attractive to attract their mates? Why is it that it is the oppostie for humans?” I thought for a while and said “Because there aren’t many good men, so women have to fight for them. Fight for the good genes!”

Psst Psst. Seriously, why’s the Victoria Secret’s page so long to load. It drives me nuts.

If you run your mouth and talk about this secret rendezvous, I will hunt you down. Convince me to please you, make me think I need this too.

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Exams

I’m tired but I can’t sleep. That’s the norm, when exams are here. I share a chronic love-hate relationship with exams. I think they’re necessary, but they drive me up the wall and makes me a wee bit cranky (like losing my Matic card).

First paper in 4 hours time. Environmental Engineering.
Then mad rush for Tourism Geography tomorrow at 9 in the morning.

I need the energy for the next ten days.

Postsecret Sunday

Pierre Herme

When I read on Lifestyle that Pierre Herme was coming to Singapore, I was so excited. Cos I’ve always wanted to try his creations but thot it would only be possible if I travel to Paris or Tokyo. Immediately, I sms-ed my sis, who was in Sri Lanka, then made reservations one month in advance to try his works. Well well, if you ask me, I would say I as not impressed with Mezza9’s service, but then again, I’m quite particular when it comes to the quality of service.

Pierre Herme (scratching his head. haha, I wonder why did they use this picture?)

The Menu

Variation autor du marron et du fruit de la passion
Macarons! They had the Chestnut, Dark Choc (heavenly) and Passion fruit.

Creme brulee au foie gras, compote d’airelles et poires
Creme brulee with foie gras, cranberries and pear compote. My sis didn’t like this oe at all. The creme brulee was not as creamy and firm, as I would like it to be. And it was one of the desserts which took me a while to truly appreciate, cos the taste of foie gras, creme brulee and fruits was pretty overwhelming I would say. Acquired taste.

Tarte mogardor
Shortcrust pastry, milk chocolate and passion fruit ganache, roasted pineapple, and flourless chocolate cake. Quite a man’s dessert. The caucasian sitting next to us drank up the jar of fruit juice-like thing!

Emotion satine
Compote of passion fruit, seasoned orange segments and cream cheese cream, shortbread cube.
This one, hmm, not fantastic. Plus, the glass which held the dessert was too small, we had problem trying to take all the different segments up at one go.

Dessert Ispahan
ispahan- rose-flavored macaron biscuit, rose petal cream with rpasberries and lychee.
sorbet ispahan- lychee, rose petal aromas and rashberry sorbet.

This one is a pretty darling. Tho my sis thinks a tad too sweet and that the sorbet can do with more punch. I think it’s, pretty. Well, they’ve a beautiful red rose petal on top of the Macaron biscuit! Plus I like Macarons! It’s a lady’s dessert.
Canele has a similar version of this desset (called L’amour), while Bakerzin has a smiliar one (with the same name, if I ain’t wrong)

We stepped out of Hyatt thinking if it’s worth the money. Well, I think some of the desserts didn’t impress me as much as I wished it would(I was really looking forward it!). But then again, maybe if I were to go to Paris or Tokyo, I may visit it again, and then make a decision thereafter.
I do think that Singapre’s desserts’ standard ain’t lagging too far behind. Hmm, judging from the dessert course I had at Chef Pang’s “Macaron”, I have to say, wow(after making the comparsions).

Psst. I have been listening to this song. It’s catchy, but what’s with the lyrics? When it’s too direct, it ain’t sexy anymore. Maybe the use of euphemism would work better.

Flaws and all

I’m a train wreck in the morning.
I’m a bitch in the afternoon.
Every now and then without warning, I can be really mean towards you.
I’m a puzzle,yes indeed, ever-complex in every way.
And all the pieces aren’t even in the box.
And yet, you see the picture clear as day.
I neglect you when I’m working.
When I need attention, I tend to nag.
I’m a host of imperfection and you see past all that.
I’m a peasant by some standards but in your eyes I’m a queen.
You see potential in all my flaws and that’s exactly what I need.
You catch me when I fall, accept my flaws and all

Almost..4 in the morning

It’s 3.30am on a Friday morning. Had a very unprodecutive Thursday, which of cos, made me real gloomy (like the weather). It seems to be a viscious cycle: unproductive-> unhappy -> more unproductive. That’s why I have to make up for my unproductivity by staying up.

Am doing Chinese Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics. I feel prety inadequate when studying Chinese Modules, cos I’m so dependent on the English translation!
Just take a look at this list…
Deixis = 指示语
Cohesion = 衔接 (衔接是连接的表层)
Coherence = 连贯
Pronoun = 代词
Adverb = 副词
Causative = 因果
Adversative 逆接
Reiterate = 重申
Hyponymy = 下义关系
Relevance = 相关性
A turn to speak in consersation = 话轮
Adjacency Pairs = 邻近配对
Converstaion Maxims = 合作准则
Positive Face Value = 积极面子
Neagtive Face Value = 消极面子
Face Saving Acts = 挽救面子行为
A way of saying (Locution) = 言之发
Indirect Speech Act = 间接言语行为

I’m shagged. But less guilty.

Perk-me-up

Jaslin is tired. Jaslin can do without selfish people around. Jaslin is trying to keep her spirits high. Jaslin needs to be more disciplined. Jaslin had a nightmare about the exams 2 nights ago. Jaslin is starting to feel the pressure. Jaslin has started to type in short sentences.

Jaslin can do with a perk-me-up cupcake.

You sang, you danced, you stole heart.

Jaslin, oh, Jaslin.

Psst. Jaslin’s going crazy, eh?

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