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Ahh… What a lovely Monday it’s turned out to be. I’m stress-free because it’s my last rotation day and I’ve completed the big presentation the previous Friday. Got in to office at 9.30 AM and have just been wrapping up stuff ever since – preparing for my final review, sorting through items to shred / port over, etc. Everything done in a cloud of bliss as I kept breathing in the fresh fragrance of my hair.

It’s smelling a little like my new Redken Fresh Curls shampoo & a lot like the Kerastase treatment I had last weekend. Apparently research has shown that many females feel more confident when they have a good hair day. I suppose it’s true. I’m feeling so confident now, I want to ask everyone to sniff my hair.

I have to say, my visits to Action hair salon have been really therapeutic thanks to the shampoo-orgasm, milk teas and nice blow-and-style sessions. Every time I come out my hair always feels flippy and whimsical, like I’m in a rom-com flick and I’m the leading star, walking along the street in slow-mo and about to meet my modern prince charming by accidentally bumping into him. He gets a whiff of my freshly washed hair and  forevermore views me from behind rose-tinted glasses.

Of course, it feels like that but things like that hardly happen. Bleh.

OK, time to grace the outside world with my flippy-haired presence. Kerr kerr*.

*Kerr kerr: (secondary meaning) noise one makes when feeling awfully chuffed with one’s self.


I officially declare the above as Word of the Day.

Kerr kerr: the sound you would make when you are on your second last day in a department, faced with a huge broker presentation with no idea of how to structure the info that you do have, and you stress over it at home while finding temporary relief in blogging and checking on your online shopping purchases.

Yeh. That word pretty much sums it.

Anyhoo, second batch of Forever 21 purchases: (somebody drag me away from this evil laptop with its convenient just-type-the-address access to… at this rate I won’t even have dosh left to open a DCD…)

I really love the Ride It Like You Stole It tank. Tickles me to bits. Totally gonna Wear It Like I Bought It. (which I did, so.)

*Stares at stacks of notes to prepare for tomorrow’s presentation*

Kerr kerr.

Not sure if I’ve put this poem up before, but it’s one of the poems I studied while in Bath and it reminds me, on top of that delightful time of idyllic classes with Zee and Yang, the depth of sadness that I would never wish to experience.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Have just cracked open the Level II books for the first time. Ahhh… what wonderful smell of new books. I’m a bit potty like that. Just love new books. Flipping through the pages, it takes me right back to the last semester of SMU. I was studying it for it everywhere, in the libby, at home, even London. Well. Let’s not go there now.

Would prolly start with the quant methods… The regression bits should help me digest the economics data at work.

In other post-related news, the F21 goodies just got here today. Whooopeeee! The little babies swam across the sea all the way from the new world to the little island that is Singapore. The clothes got a bit dusty as a result, but it’s nothing that the trusty hands of my maid can’t handle. Heh heh. Bloody spoiled brat, me.

Anyhoo… bought 4 hairbands. Pretty pretty… I’m all a-craze with hairbands now, with bows and tufty flowers on them. Such as this one:

dotted flower


Also bought these wedges:

chance buckle wedge

Oooh can’t wait to wear them!!! When oh when oh when oh when oh when am I going out???

Am also trying to improve my Guitar Hero prowess. Have mastered my favourite song, Radio Song by Superbus, on Hard mode. Now if only I can get to The Killers’ When You Were Young (totally love the starting chords…)

All right. Back to burying my nose in CFA.

IMG_0308It’s always messiest before it clears up

IMG_0310Everybody needs a kick-ass pair of heels. Or 20 of them.

IMG_0316Study notes

IMG_0321My future summed up in a book

IMG_0318I used to have a love-hate relationship with it… Now I just play Chopsticks.

IMG_0317Sainsbury’s reindeer has been part of the family lineage for a while now.

IMG_0320Barbie loves encyclopedia.

and just write whatever comes to my mind without editing, as it is.

sushi tei has the best grilled scallop with that yummy mustard…? mayo sauce.

i need to study GMAT although i doubt there’s any use in me taking it now but still i’ve already signed up and it costs bloody US$250 or sommat like that and i had better get like perfect score or sth although i will go crazy studying for perfect score i think…

suddenly thinking of a zebra it’s just walking slowly across in a field in my mind maybe i’m going crazy, and now i’m thinking of corn and baked potatos for some reason goodness gracious what on earth is going on

CFA level 2 next year i want to sign up soon crack the books open i love the smell of new books! such a geek damn i need to finish my cross stitch, been abandoning it for a while in a flurry of administrative work which can be extremely dull at times zzz i never want to stay back at work doing things i don’t like!

mahjong tomorrow with jing mike and ray at mike’s place i have no bloody idea how to get to mike’s place but will just get the addy i suppose, at least i’ve got the car for the day… it really is more convenient, ‘when there’s a wheel there’s a way’ that’s what andri said on friday, well he basically just mispronounced ‘will’ but i heard it as ‘wheel’ so i guess he did come up with the clever line.

bloody hell i just shopped some more at forever 21 this is insane i will be forever in debt thanks to forever 21 but still very excited cannot wait for the clothes to come i ordered some jeggings i think hopefully it will fit

never say never… (humming that song, which band was it again? the fray or something, whiny band but some nice songs) and now my mind is completely blank. zoned out… thinking what to do now what to do what to do? cross stitch or GMAT? i’m such a nerd! the end!

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