my coming week is filled with plans to meet my best friends. It’s interesting that its not a big group, but individuals from different times and places that we grew to love. (one another) It’s been a while since I’ve had plans in advance and now especially with those I love and miss so much I’m just so excited!
Big bunch of photos of my immensely loved and laughed with, family. It is late and the monthly emotional wave that renders me overly happy and wordless in the ability to emote is in place/season/motion/I can’t remember the word for this. I’m not even sure if that sentence made grammatical sense.
I LOVE YOU ALL MADLY MADLY MADLY!
ah and the photo of my short body, is my comfort clothes. I always feel good when I wear that outfit and I felt good that day. That made me happy too so I posted it. yeeeeeeeeeeewoohoo.
Talk about a bad start to the day I looked forward most to all week. I’m sure Joseph and Chloe will turn it around though, I’ve missed them.
I love my friends. My friends are who I have and we have each other’s backs. I have friends who know and who don’t leave. I love my friends and my friends love me. I love my friends.
Usually, my attempts for text + photo are a real failure, but I think I may be on to something. I actually really like these.
I think I only come up with good stuff when I’m doodling with no pressure. I tried to do my house address (assignment from the mother), and failed miserably, which led me to wanting chocolate + milk, which led to attempting to sleep/catnap my frustration away, these feelings which I doodled.
When I came back to my tablet with nothing on my mind, I also came up with nothing.
Then I decided to try the type photo thing and I’m pleased.
chocolate + milk = Anna + Joan
Thursday was smooth.
Justin stayed over and we made (bland) apple pie in the morning because I woke unnaturally early. When he left, Ankita appeared at my gate to waste time with me, laugh about stupid things and clear my room. We made progress because she’s naggy and very efficient. She picked out my outfit and I felt cool.
We left together and I headed to Tampines to grab a stuffed stitch toy, and gave it to Lizzie at Bugis as a late birthday present. We sat outside the National Library, wonderful breeze, bubble tea and buns from Bread Talk and sat there talking till old people surrounded us. There was a free fitness session about to happen where we were, lots of the elderly in exercise clothes, strange because who exercises in the central area? Hahahaha, we entered the library where I sneezed a lot and extremely loud snoring was heard, I found no good books whilst she got three. We went shopping afterward at Bugis+ and insisted they should’ve kept the name iluma. I got a new black bag for myself, a pretty colourful cloth one for Sha-nah from her, and ‘comfy’ shoes because my socks were making my toes numb. We had a ton of fun and felt all badass catching the last train. ;) I love her and her bad bad jokes. I love Justin and Ankita too.
Friday was lazy.
Deon was sick and had booked out early from camp, we spent the day together at his place with his mum (who was also sick but getting better). It was lazy and relaxed and comforting and fun and happy. We watched friends, cuddled, laughed and talked about Jamie Oliver. Then his parents left and sister came home, we (Deon and I) pennied for snacks, he kissed my forehead and the three of us watched Mamma Mia with Sparkling Passionfruit and cheap ice cream.
Great meetings at church. I found out that at Awaken, Jerome used the same underwear for three days and Gabriel does his girlfriend’s nails. We all had a good laugh at the introductory chatter.
At the bus stop, Jie Kim saw me through her bus window, I didn’t see her but she said she loved my hair and style and I got all happy. I hopped on Deon’s bus 14, a fantastic bus ride where I ranted and got excited over small things and he laughed and I laughed and we switched places because I needed to sit at his left.
We went shoe hunting for me and even though we found nothing, it was great. We decided to skip ignite and head straight to my place to watch The Dark Knight. It was confusing and he fell asleep (watched it before) but Health Ledger was good. Kola and he napped on the floor while Keane and I played a duet on the piano till my mum woke up and said it was too loud. I’m so excited for my piano lessons on Wednesday, and I can’t wait to see Deon again tomorrow. You’re swell. :D
Mass, then Lunch with the grandparents at the grandparent’s with Keith and Naomi. Then Longbum came over and I helped with some Aikido posters, she’s next to me and we’re gonna chill and clear my room some more. I don’t like Ari’s friend, she’s only primary six but she’s so rude and swearing and all that. Yuck. I love longbum though, she’s too nice even though she forgot my birthday. >;) I miss seeing and getting bullied by her every day at school. I’m leaving tumblr so we can chill and be cool now.
Also, here are some photos of Melbourne.
Work of the awe-inspiring ANNALISA. Don’t like it? Your not cool enough. :P @annalisalikesjoan (Taken with instagram)
My sister, everybody. (isn’t she sweet?) :’)
I was flying yesterday. I only remember feeling like this on the first night of Swirl of Sensations, dance concert about three/four years ago. To see loved ones, to be loved and supported fully, shamelessly, one that was being proud of. Honestly floaty flying. Thank you to all who came, and those fate gave me! I didn’t ask anyone out of my own accord to be honest, only those who expressed interest before. It was amazing to see unplanned blessings, those I haven’t seen in too long. And my family, although I see you every day, when you’re supporting me in something that is my own, it gives a feeling I cannot describe. I can tell you’re so proud, especially my sweetest Keane and Lena, who stand by the ‘my eldest sister is the best’ philosophy unwavering, with amazing strength, loyalty and trust. Flying.
Valmcflyer, you looked beautiful. Anyone who has you in their lives is so blessed, I know I am. :) Sam, I MISS you so much more than you know, and it amazes me always how obvious you show your love for me, no walls, just pride. Always your ‘sunshine’. ;) Patty, miss gorgeous! We’re going out soon and I’ll bite and love you more. Nicole, I’m seeing you soon. We don’t meet or talk but you’re still my primary six best friend, and I’m so touched you came down, so loved after so long, fiery angel. :) Arthur! You’re so sweet to have remembered! I hope to see more of you my dear, it was great to see you so happy! Jolene, the shirt you gave me is as cute as you, hahaha library soon!! Jie Kim, I demand more time with you and Mark, I love hanging with you both, really really love, so happy and touched you came. :’) Lex and Esther, I’m glad your boyfriend brought you there and I got hugs. :) I love you all. I really, really do.
Schoolmates. Friends. I’ve said before in private how I’ve hated these three years. Struggling work-wise, socially, self-wise. Yesterday, all those seemed to fade away. I felt fond of everything and everyone. I felt comfortable, I felt lively, I felt happy. I felt confident. One of my favourite memories is when I found out I got a card, and I started jumping in happiness (couldn’t contain myself) with Lena and Keane, then my bag fell off my shoulders and I heard loud laughter from Chloe who I didn’t even know was standing there. I was embarrassed but her laughter (at me) has occurred so often it felt happily endearing. After I shared my news, she started jumping and screaming while Cassie shouted through her screams informing me that epigram is a big deal. It reminded me of when I got the email from Martyn that I had gotten the internship at Elmwood. Megan Chloe and I had been having a serious conversation about Ad campaign, till I quietly told them (unable to contain myself again) ‘I got into Elmwood.’ Then they both (I love that Chloe is in both instances) started screaming and jumping with me and I felt so warm and happy and so so so loved and warm and happy and happy happy happy. I felt that same bit yesterday, even when they were laughing and making fun of me. Oh I wish I could have recorded everything there and then.
Chloe, I could not be happier that you were next to my booth. We have so much fun, three days with you is not enough, you’re one of the best parts I’m going to keep from being in VSC. I will keep lemon meringue-ing you, forever and ever.
I loved how everyone felt like a friend. To be able to laugh and talk and reminisce with no stress or worry was such a blessing. To be able to have these people with me that day was a privilege. Oh man, I’m actually sad to leave.
Happy dip show everyone.
Captions and photos by and from the dearest boyfriend.
It was quite a while ago, but its quite scary/cool how I remember the details of that day.
I started the day with, Harry Potter. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Action Game. Aren’t I just the coolest. YES I am because it is incredibly fun and very nostalgic!
So then at about three I made my way down to the diving centre to sign up for my next driving test with Deon, butttttt we decided to ditch the queue and head to the Arts and Science Museum for the Dali and Titanic exhibitions. I am a newly born exhibition lover! Since learning that not all exhibitions were framed up pictures and items, I am very interested. Though I was accused of being too slow, I believe that we should soak up all the information/culture we get from every exhibition, yes? Yes!
Hahaha nevertheless, I loved both of them. Dali was interesting, his different way of thinking and interpreting everyday objects was something to think about. Though if I had to pick, Titanic was better. I loved how they brought the feel and ambience of each stage of the Titantic’s legend, through artifacts they recovered, stories they revealed, layout, structure, music, everything fit wonderfully. Exhibition standards (in my mind) brought to a whole new level.
What better way to end the night with good food and the company of the Shortcakes? It may sound dorky, but I love telling friends and family about us. ‘oh Joan is my best friend, and her boyfriend Andrew was roommates with Deon on a school trip and really good friends too, so four of us like to hang out together, its so awesome. Like those best friends you want for the rest of your life kinda thing, hee hee.’
Oh and amazing pasta. I literally could not stop thinking about it for the next few days.
In terms of a good day, it was a good, solid, 11/11. Aha, get it? :D
(thank youuu Crystal for the photos!! I need to take one with you please. :))
Clearing my wardrobe with the fashion goddess, in town a-chatting with the boyfriend and friends, starting and ending the day with family, what a lovely Sunday this was!