Ailica's Seventeenth

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hello there :-)

Well, it's been a while since I've written on this space and truth be told, it's not that I have nothing to write about but I'm caught up with way too many things at once that I fail to consolidate what I'm thinking regularly. Right now, my mind's quite a mess with a whole ton of things and thoughts and events but at the same time I still feel kind of fortunate that I'm involved in many things and surrounding myself with people that make me very very very happy. Hopefully, I do get to take a little breather this June holidays (it's already Day 2!) but judging by how it's going so far, I don't think that's exactly possible - I have been going out daily and I barely have time for myself anymore but I hope that's just the from the adrenaline from the first week. 

It's been quite some time since I've blogged about my recent happenings but I suppose with the holidays, I shall try to do that more often - mostly because the main reason why I really blog is to keep track of what's happening in my life, so I get to look back and relive moments in future.

Alright, so to kick off the holidays, I went for Gear Up on Friday night (which I will definitely blog about soon) till Saturday and on Sunday, three quarters of the Habitat for Humanity team - Ailica, Ben and myself (Tiff's overseas and dearly missed) went out to celebrate our dear Ailica's seventeenth birthday! :-) Well, technically she didn't know we were celebrating her birthday - we were just supposed to meet for a movie. 

Very happy girl with birthday cupcakes and iced chocolate! 

An even happier girl with her birthday present! 

Ben and myself actually met earlier to "prepare" for Ailica's birthday surprise but we ended up walking aimlessly around Bugis while I tried to decide what to get her - in the end I settled for cupcakes because honestly, who doesn't like food? It was quite hilarious when Ailica kept trying to call the both of us because we couldn't let her know that we were together to start with - also, I'm quite a horrible liar when it comes to things like that. We finally met though, and headed to Astons for dinner! 

Well, we all know who's the cuter one ;-) 

I forgot that I had left my focus on manual rather than auto because I was trying to take nice shots of the food so when my camera got into the hands of the kind waiter, this was the shot we ended up with. 

Food makes everything good, really :') 


gobble gobble 

I really like this photo :') Really wish Tiff was with us though. 

To be honest, I don't really like watching movies as a leisure activity and I was really quite against watching a movie (X-Men, in this case) after dinner but Ailica and Ben were apparently both looking forward to it very much and that they both would be immensely disappointed if we didn't watch a movie, especially since they heightened their expectations for it so they managed to convince me to go with them. It was really funny because Ailica even wanted to pay for my movie ticket just so I'd sit in the cinema together with them. 

The movie was actually quite good in my opinion - like it was actually bearable and it was understandable to me. The pace was also just right for me and it managed to catch my attention for the most part of the movie so I didn't regret going for this (unlike many many other movies) so thank you guys for the great company and good popcorn.  

Our after movie faces! 

And then Ailica insisted on finding the movie poster to take a photo with it. 

To be honest, I really enjoy working on Habitat for Humanity with this bunch of people - we are all full of nonsense and I will never hold back when I'm with them because we are all quite crazy. My spirits are usually sky-rocket high when I'm spending time with them, unless it's late at night and we all end up going into our "reflective" mode and start pouring out our deepest darkest secrets and sorrows to one another - which is very refreshing actually. But really, this group is one that I feel quite comfortable with, so thank you guys for that. 

And to Ailica, whose actual birthday is today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY AILICA! :-) Thank you so much for being my friend ever since we were little Year Ones and even though we didn't really know each other that well until Year Four when we were working on Annual Assembly, I'm really thankful that I'm working with you now and that I've learnt so much more about you because you are an incredibly strong and wonderful person. You do things in the strangest of ways, but yet you manage to be influential and inspiring at the same time. Thank you so much and have a great birthday because you deserve it! Please take care of yourself more though, and I'll be here for you if you ever need anyone. 

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