24/6/17 DAY 2

woke up at 1.30pm, headed to ArtScience Museum for two of its exhibitions, HUMAN+ and the universe science and art. I would say HUMAN+ is more worth in the sense that targets a lot of future creativity and its upcoming global issues and possibly ethical issues. Feels like bioengineering industry is the main focus of the whole exhibitions, ranging from prosthetic to designing art through sounds waves to robots to manipulation of genes to bioengineer babies to cybernetic. I was equally fascinated and disgusted with one of section that were shown in there; The harlequin coat by Orlan’s. Literally bringing art and science together, multiculturalism and cell culturing. By using cells from different ethnic origins/species and artist’s cell to form a coat – a representation of cross breeding thus, multiculturalism. Neil Harrison (sonochromatic head) and Moon Ribas (seismic arm) case was one of the section that interest me as well, both of them are cyborgs that make use of machine to help them communicate via sensation and perception.

The universe and art exhibition was a little disappointing IMO, i thought it would be mind blowing but it wasn’t. As the title says, it brings space/cosmology and art together. I like the idea how they slowly they introduced us how art was influenced by it. From different religions teachings, such as it scriptures and artefacts then to scientists and astronomers then to exploring works by contemporary artist/photographers. The exhibitions was dimmed with low lights and no flash was allowed throughout the exhibtion. There was this one art in particular that i was drawn to it-an artist work (couldn’t remember its name) using wax. I was standing really close to the art piece and questioning how the artwork was done. At about 7pm we were done, and it was a coincidence that there was National Day rehearsal so we managed to catch fireworks at about 8pm. Took the cab to Miramar hotel for Japanese Buffet. then headed back to the hotel at about 9pm for a swim and quick gym. We stargazed at the rooftop garden until 1am, showered and crash at about 3am.

23/6/17 DAY 1

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met Alex and her sister (Tessa) at the hotel lobby, checked in at 6.15pm. they took a quick shower while, i was enthralled with the city view from our room, level 23. we were quite disappointed with the size of our room. We went up to the rooftop pool and garden for a smoke at level 29, and the view was even more fascinating compared to the room’s view. Met up with Sam (Tessa’s bf) and Joo (Tessa’s bf friend) at lobby and all of us headed for dinner at somerset maccha house. Had Mentaiko Udon, maccha tea (w/o sugar & milk) and maccha tiramisu. the tiramisu was a little too thick for me and mentaiko udon is always the best! yummy. After that, we headed back to the hotel for drinking game. And Geraldine (tessa’s bff) joined us. Geraldine had a little too much to drink for about an hour into it, she cried and she kind of ruined the night a little for all of us but the rest said that that wasn’t her extreme. >:O I felt a little tipsy but it was just right amount of liquor. also, i drunk text two of colleagues to tell them how much i appreciate them both. haha! anw, we ended drinking night at 12am, they headed home. Both alex and i walked around town for a little and found ourselves sitting at the swing talking about life. Crashed the bed at about 4am.

CLEOPATRA

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i got the car on Friday night from my aunt. i have been driving around which was fun, although my vertical parking was hilariously bad. Bought my mom to the temple yesterday, and went shopping for awhile before i went over to Alexis’s to spend some time with her. She teared when I saw her as I know she is going through a stressful period now because of finals. I tried to comfort her as much as i can. i drove us to this plain field of grass near her place. I’ve never came or explore this area before. But i was glad we did and found this nice location where I think it is a perfect place to just lie down and stargaze in the night. The moon was perfectly pretty yesterday and the song Cleopatra by The Lumineers was playing from Alex’s phone. The moment was so beautiful that it made me think of him. An hour after that, I sent Alex home and went to meet him for dinner.

He paid for dinner. He held my face with his left hand at the escalator and said “ughhhhhh” because I was annoying him. I was taken aback what he did but I felt I was his last night. We went to the beach, he had ice cream and I laid down on the rocks and stargazed with him. It was about 2am, I drove him back home and I asked him “what are we doing?” and “do you still have feeling for me?” He said he doesn’t know, laughed and said yes, he still does have feelings for me. When he asked me back, I answered him “I like you even more now.” And the drive back was almost silence that I felt so comfortable with him.

I wanted to hug and plant a kiss on his cheek before I dropped him off, but i didn’t.

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What an amazing night with these bunch of monkeys last night. My work colleagues are the best when it comes to having fun. So much had happened at work that no words can describe what each and every single one of us had been through. And last night, we left all of that behind and just focus on having fun. One of them is leaving us on Monday to pursue something even greater. It is a beginning of something new, I hope. Hey KK! do what you are capable of doing, always.