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Going deeper into the rabbit hole. Or hell. Whichever is closer. 

Like when Alice thought “Underland” was “Wonderland”.

Either this, or Bohemian Rhapsody is a good way to describe my feeling now. 😂

I’m waiting for the bus as I type this, and my wet pony tail continues to drop beads of sweat onto my shirt.

Japanese was really tough ytd. We started learning on 敬語, after the hell that was 使役動詞. Who am I kidding though, it’ll be tougher as we continue. Even my sensei had his head on the table after the lesson.

2 more lessons and we are done with intermediate level! Ha, I really started from あいうえお until now, the looming chapter 50 of 皆んなの日本語, with Ikoma school.

So gotta finish my overdue homework for a few chapters, complete my listening exercises, get sensei to mark, and go into full on revision battle mode for JLPT N4.

So I’m blogging now cause I just completed gym, and the bus isn’t here yet.

Exhausted, and can’t be bothered to format nicely on my phone.

Same exercises:

First — nevermind, bus is here. Will continue when I’m home.

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I’m home, fresh from a rewarding shower. Thank you LUSH for making me feel so clean and refreshed now. Also doing a nose mask to get rid of my blackheads D:

So as usual the summary of exercises, we increased some of the reps, while others we made slight differences.

First circuit 

  • 35 squats with a 9kg dumbbell, cause some kid was using the 10kg ones. HAHAHAH. THANK YOU RANDOM KID. Still the increased reps killed me.
    • For the last round though, I did 15 with the dumbbell. Then Gordon told me to do 35 planks without any weight as quickly as I can.
  • 2 min plank. I can’t believe this. I actually survived the first two times? What sorcery is this. I dropped twice on my 3rd time btw.
  • 20 inclined push ups
  • 20 inclined pull ups. I managed 7-8 proper inclined pulls up per round, and the rest was modified ones as usual.

Do 3 rounds.

Second circuit

  • 20 rounds of the halo log exercise. I tried to do it faster.
  • 20 rounds of side lunges while holding a squat position on the Bosu ball
  • 20 superman lifts on the Bosu ball
  • 20 sumo squats-deadlift with the 8kg kettlebell

Do 3 rounds.

Third circuit

  • 15 Single rope swings. How many I forgot.
  • 15 reverse lunges on each leg
  • 15 ball slams
  • Last round, Gordon reduced to 10 each, but he wanted to speed through all 3 rounds like a HIIT circuit with no breaks.

Do 3 rounds, no breaks in between.

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What a wonderful day :)

Today was a wonderful day. ^_^

I collected my race pack for the Star Wars Run (Singapore):

Afterwards, with a couple of minutes to spare, I bought several skincare products from LUSH!

I bought:

  • Purmice stone
  • Pink peppermint foot lotion
  • H’suan wen hua hair treatment
  • Sunrise soap
  • Outback mate soap
  • Honey lip scrub

The staff was so kind to give me Skinny Day! She explained it’s their random act of kindness. ❤

Afterwards, we had dinner with our friends, Connie and Shuu. Glad to catch up with them over a delicious Japanese dinner ^_^.

I ordered a Niku Tendon, which contains chicken, pork, green pepper, egg, and seaweed tempura over a bowl of rice.

This was karaage, and beef sushi. The raw beef slices were torched to medium on the spot. Lastly, we had yakitori. ^_^

After dinner, we walked around for a while, then my brother had to go for another gathering. Shuu accompanied us girls for a while before he had to go. So Connie and I went for a cosmetic shopping trip haha!

I got 2 Chanel lip shine (shades 118 & 91), 1 Dior nail polish (shade: rouge), and Stila One Step Correct that was recommended by Connie.
Tbh, I am glad I finally found the right pink shade that isn’t dull, and actually suits me. Most pink lipstick shades look quite … awful on my lips, and my Bobbi Brown lipsticks are pink, but dull. So a bright pink shade that suits me is refreshing. Then the other shade is suitable for everyday red, not too bright, and not too dull. =)

With that said, I hope everyone had a good day too. Let’s enjoy the weekend!

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いいえ、まだまだです。

The week has been … painful for me. Literally.

The bright side is I passed my Japanese test. It was a simple MCQ test that focused on grammar. Better get your particles right… right? I wasn’t very confident going into the test since I didn’t revise fully, still can’t remember my vocab for the life of me, and may not necessarily remember all the grammar rules. Friends who took the test kept saying it was easy, super quick, but I was skeptical. In the end, the test was okay, but it wasn’t easy per se, I mean it is but not the “HA I GET THIS DONE IN 5 MINS” easy. More of the “this is doable, but I’m not 100% confident, but 15 mins is sufficient” easy.

Sensei marked the papers pretty fast, and returned them. I had a good score, won’t deny that =). However I felt bad when the girl sitting in front of me saw my test script, and immediately grabbed it to record down the correct answers. (Sensei only marked, but didn’t indicate the correct answers for those questions we got wrong.)

Despite the test results, I know I’m not good enough yet. (上手じゃない。。まだまだです。) So I plan to dedicate 1.5-2 hours everyday to revise Japanese. And one hour to exercise. ( ^_^) I think that’s a reasonable … goal. Also next week is the start of intermediate level! Woohoo! \( ^_^)/

My lack of confidence was also due to: 1) business trip last week, and 2) my wisdom tooth extraction on Tuesday. I barely settled down after returning on Saturday, but my jaw was aching a great deal on Monday, and worsened on Tuesday. Mum managed to fix an appointment with an experienced dentist in a private clinic (in a private hospital; public hospitals and clinics would take too long to fix an appointment). Turns out the aching jaw was due to arthritis, my joint in the jaw was hurting.

We still had an X-ray done, and I was surprised how bad my lower 2 wisdom teeth were. Good God. They were close to being fully horizontal, and even closer to the rest of my teeth. Since my parents are going on a holiday next week, mum said I better get the extraction done. Thankfully my dentist wasn’t as sadistic as her to do two at one go, so only took out one.

It’s not an extraction. It was like hacking down a brick wall. Apparently I bled a lot. I know because I was awake that my dentist had to drill many times. Good thing he allowed me to listen to my music during the dental surgery. At least when he wasn’t drilling, I had some music to calm myself down. Dentist said I had a good threshold of tolerance. =)

Just close your eyes, listen to music, and breathe.

I don’t know how people can still post photos of their extracted wisdom teeth. I mean it’s gross already. Even more so, I don’t understand how their teeth can still be in one piece or two, while mine … was … obliterated. The crown had to be obliterated due to how deep the tooth was, while the root was at least in one … part.

I threw away my tooth, sorry, don’t believe in the tooth fairy.

The depth of my tooth must be causing this amount of pain I’ve had all week now. I’ve lost 1 kg in 5 days, due to my diet being restricted now hahaha. My system must be detoxed by now.

I’ve never been hospitalised before, never had any form of surgery before. This is my first, and I’m so grateful for mum taking care of me, cooking porridge, beef stew (in the oven for many hours just to make the entire dish super soft for me), buying ripe fruits (she usually buys them a bit unripe to ripen on the kitchen counter, but that would have been too hard for me) so that I don’t lose out on my nutrients. Also she let me rest a lot, sleep more. I’ve really stretched the meaning of “flexible working hours”, working when I was awake and not in pain.

This sounds noob but I’m stunned at how much water I’ve consumed this week. I hope I’m not over hydrating myself, but really, I’ve drank a lot of water that the bathroom is now my second most visited place in the house, more so than my office. And I still feel like I’m not drinking enough, my body feels too warm. Is this normal for post surgeries? Hmm. Unfortunately, I have an ulcer next to the stitches. So annoying.

I’m going to have my stitches removed tomorrow, hope they won’t hurt a lot >_<.