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All you needa know about
SiminY

May 26, 1989
Gemini
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503
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MFSS
1 Justice
2 Justice
3 Adventurous
4 Adventurous
part time AMKss
TJC
CG 34/06
NTU Communication Studies
SPH Student Correspondent
S.P.C.A



Wishlist

Make a wish. Make a wish.
Happiness
Peace of mind
Fashion
Wisdom
Tix to travel around the world


Friends

34/06
Abigail
Adeline
Aileen
Akshita
Alex
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Angie
Aprie
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Big Bear
Bing Rong
Boy
Calcy
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Chanel
Chao Jie
Chen Pei
Cheng Yao (One)
Cheng Yao (Two)
Cheryl Aw
Cheryl Yew
Christine
Chun Hui
Cui Shan
Darren
Darwis
Delin a.k.a Penguin
Dianjun
Edwin
Eisen
Elroy
Fang Xuan & Xin Yi
Florence
Glenn
Han Sen
Hiang Suan
Hime
Huan Lin
Hui Fen
Hui Fen in Taipei
Irene
Jacinth
Jacky Broda
Jaliah
Jamie Broda
Janice
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Jerome
Jia Min
Jie Wei
Jie Ying
Jin
Jing Lun
Jing Xian
John
Joyce
Jun Zhan
Kah Hong
Kai Shi
Karyn
Kewei
Kia Hui
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KyLin
Lee Heng
Li Si
Liang Zi
Luany
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May
Melvyck
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Mr. Royston Tan
Nicole
Novia
Pak
POST A SECRET
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Seven Sistas
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Sheila
Shi Xiong
Shuai Xun
Shi Yun
Sirah
Si Ting
Sin Yee
Stella
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tianying
Valerie
Venetia
Wai Kit
Wai Mun
Wan Joo
Wang Wei
Wen Jie
Wen Yuan
Xing Er
Xinhui
Xiuhui a.k.a Germaine
Yi Fang
Yi Tian
Ying Han
Ying Xiu
Yu Fan
Yu Ling
Yu Ling in Suzhou
Yu Neng
Yu Ting
Yu Yin
Zhi Yao
Zhi Yi the Boss
Zoe
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Monday, July 5, 2010


Bye Bye Bloggie!

This is my last blog post.

I will be moving to a new site
because this blog marked a phase in my life
that I have outgrown.

It's time to move on
to a place
new...

Ask me for the address if you wanna continue reading --->

till then!


SM Sweets
11:02 PM




Monday, January 25, 2010


school has officially started

and work and readings are piling up!

but jianyue and i keep telling ourselves that
we should just chill, since everything we take here,
as long as we pass,
it is alright already.

but this mentality is kinda bad eh, think we gotta work a little bit
at least, so that we make the most out of our exchange!

i believe our friends who experienced the other American universities will feel this way: we don't see NTU the same way we used to.

the universities here are extremely beautiful and spacious,
or at least mine is.

and the teachers are really interesting!

i got this basic american government course,
and the teacher uses movies to explain his points
oh gosh it's so engaging and so much less boring!

but don't be late though, i was like 2 minutes late,
and the entire lecture hall was full!

i almost had to sit by the sides, where i can't even copy notes,
but fortunately my sharp eyes noticed an empty seat in the middle of the last row.

and so i squeezed in.. but it was worth it. :D

my assignments are piling up too!
i gotta take a photo of a stranger holding whatever is in his/her pocket
using a DSLR.
and i don't even know how to use it!
yesterday i was such a noob, jianyue ended up teaching me how to shoot photos instead.

but it was so rainy. so we decided to take photos the next day.

anyway i got ALL the courses i wanted :)
happy student!

and i hope i can make it here man!

now gonna rest for a while more before setting off to do my project!

January 24, 2010
11am


SM Sweets
12:24 AM




Sunday, January 17, 2010


what i want from wet seal

I fell in love with this American brand
when i stepped into the shop!

Got my cool off white jacket from there too

yay yay!

i loved one Michael Jackson looking navy blue jacket a lot
but it was too big.. :(

hope i find one similar or even nicer one soon!!

here is what else i want!

http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=104&subCategoryId=189&productId=22859

http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=102&subCategoryId=117&productId=31841

http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=102&subCategoryId=116&productId=22868

http://www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?categoryId=101&productId=31030&color=IVORY&altImageId=1

maybe the next time i should just buy without thinking so much

i realised recently i started to think a lot before i buy
that's why i start to buy less, but better stuff :)

but think my time here is too short to be so wishy washy!

GOGOGO

January 16th, 2010
10pm


SM Sweets
11:46 AM




Saturday, January 16, 2010


one week in Mizzou

it's Saturday morning again!

i remember last week i was still on the plane on my way to the States,
and now i'm already settling down at my dormitory
almost ready for school

just left with choosing courses!

i hope i get all the courses i wanted
pretty please Mizzou give them to me :D


anyway this one week passed really fast
so many things happened!

we met nice singaporeans Sam, Derrick, Lloyd and Ivan
who said we could call them eveytime we needed help
or their cars.. :P

we met other fellow exchange students from Denmark and Hong Kong!

and they are really smart, i feel insubstantial just talking to them
they know so much..

i have to step out of my little world
into the big one out here
and learn as much as i can :)

the first night here was miserable - our room cards weren't working
and we got locked out of our rooms for more than two hours!

but eventually Anna (a student in charge of all our halls)
managed to move us in to our rooms.

and then i saw this note to Tracy on my side of the noticeboard.

i think Tracy was supposed to stay in my room
but the school may have made a switch!

so here i am in my third storey room with a roomie
called Gabrielle (she calls herself Gabbi).

she hasn't moved in, but she looks like a girl who shares
a same fashion sense as me! her clothes are pretty
shoes too and she puts on makeup!

hope she is nice too!

anyway i got myself an english name
because i don't want anyone to call me Semen
like my English Literature teacher did.

but after testing my chinese name on Americans,
they seem to get it correct at the first try!

COOL :D

anyway i called myself Stella.
cuz the rest was just too used, or not me at all.


my name outside my room!


and about the weather

it was extremely cold the first few days,
got warmer after a while,
before it became cold again.

initially i couldn't do without my beanie,
but now i look like any other locals here,
without beanies too! :D


i love the freedom here -- America is so different!

if you buy something and don't like it,
you can always return it with a full refund.

i'm glad i'm here

in a peaceful, quiet small town
and a beautiful school!


the beautiful Memorial Student Union, which commemorates the courage of students who fought in WW1


the Journalism school i'd be going to!

It's so different from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information!

O M G it has so much more facilities and intereseting stuff -
more than what a journalism student could ask for

huge editing labs
exhibits of award winning photos
cameras - old school film cameras and the modern ones
two storey library with cute bubbly coloured chairs
huge Mac computers

i wished i was a student here instead!


a building i'd pass by on my way to school

i think i am blessed, as always :)

January 16th, 2010
7.59pm


SM Sweets
10:14 PM




Monday, January 11, 2010


I'm now blogging in my hotel's toilet

cuz i don't want to wake my roomie up.

we are supposed to meet our school coordinator at 9am
but i woke up after Testa's phone rang.

and i came to Skype, MSN and blog here!


anyway yesterday Jianyue and i took a bus to downtown Kansas City
we wanted to explore the place!

while waiting for the bus, we played snow by our hotel - yippie!
i kinda miss these carefree, young-at-heart days!





however when i alighted from the bus, i started to regret my decision.
town was freaking cold.
or the cold was just everywhere!

the streets were empty, even the locals found it very cold
to come shopping at The Plaza..

i was so cold, i kept going into the shops
and stayed inside

the heater was the one thing i needed most

after i defroze, i went out again!

here are some photos of the lovely Plaza we explored






i realised US shops are pet-friendly! :D
i pat the doggy here







jianyue bought a pair of boots!


soon we took the bus back


on the way to the bus stop

blog again later!

January 11th, 2010
morning


SM Sweets
9:19 PM




Sunday, January 10, 2010


BRRRRRR

IT'S FREAKING COLD HERE!

I finally landed at Kansas City Airport last night about 5 plus
after three long flights and loads of waiting time!

Hated the plane rides, because there was little leg space
and entertainment :(

but well, Northwest Airline (NWA) is probably the only plane
that gets us to Kansas City.


before i fly!


towards Tokyo!


at Tokyo Narita Airport - a very tempting Haagen Dazz machine
but we did not have any yen... :(


on the way to Detroit Airport


here's a yummy chicken bowl we got at Detroit Airport's Popeyes

When we alighted, it was freaking cold.
Even the Americans were busy hiding their hands in their pockets!
I wore my brown Mango trench coat
but my teeth was still clattering
and inner body shivering!


here's my coat Xiuhui chose for me!

Even Harbin did not seem as cold...



so we had a quick dinner at the airport - beefy burger!


it was really juicy and nice, with lots of cheese :D
YUMMY!


After a brief dinner at a restaurant,
we took the hotel shuttle bus into Marriot -
the hotel closest to the airport.

I was so happy to see the driver
that we actually tipped him USD20
which i heard is kinda over..
but well, having an angel drive you
to a cosy, warm haven just seemed
to be the best thing during cold times like this..

and not too long after,
Jianyue and i KO-ed to dreamland..


but we jet-lagged..
i can't sleep at 2.54am
so i woke up to snack!

January 9th, 2010
6.55pm


SM Sweets
8:45 AM




Tuesday, January 5, 2010


my second roll of film

anyway my second roll of film turned out
unexpectedly pretty :D

here are some photos i love


cyclists at East Coast Park competing with time,
fast and furious,
too fast and too furious


pretty Christmas decoration at AMK Hub


my lover cat and my beloved dad's cab


and my self-portrait taken by Xiuhui

love this shot best! :D


SM Sweets
11:50 PM