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Grin Affair

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Bought two bottles to reward myself for being really brave during my wisdom tooth surgery. Even though I cried like a never-going-to-dry-up waterfall, fact is, I managed to go through the entire thing, took my medicine regularly, removal of stitches and the booking of my next appointment independently :)

Still the best cake in a jar I’ve ever tried. They started the trend and they are still at the top ;)

I love Grin Affair.

Remember to bring cash with you because they don’t have NETS!

Grin Affair is located at

3 Everton Park, #01-77A,
Singapore 080003

1200 – 2000 (Mon – Sat)
1330 – 1800 (Public Holidays)
Closed on Sundays

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April 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Pasta with mushrooms and tomato sauce

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1 cup of spiral pasta
A small can of button mushrooms
1 whole onion (I just love onions so how much you want it is up to your preference)
A pinch of salt
1/2 bottle of pasta sauce

Serves 1.


1) Boil spirals in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. 2) Chop mushrooms into quarters (optional) and mince the onion. 3) Heat up pasta sauce and add in the mushrooms and onions. Stir occasionally. 4) Strain pasta and pour onto plate. 5) Add the sauce on top before serving.

I should have gotten some meat, like, maybe ham or sausage but I forgot. It still turned out delicious! I love love love onions and mushrooms. I picked the spirals because it is yellow, green and orange and it’s a lovely sight to look at and eat :) It was my first time making pasta and I realized that 1 cup = 1 serving, haha. I actually made 2 cups! I made several different kinds of pasta after this!

I’ve been spending a lot of afternoons at home because classes are at 3.30. So I kept trying new recipes and I’m getting a hang of cooking :)

This may be fool-proof to you but if you know me, it’s new to me and I’ve been making great progress!

Handed up an assignment today, starting on a new one now! The torture will end soon! :D

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April 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

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Do something about it.

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“You’ll be shocked kids to discover out how easy it is in life to part ways to part ways with people forever. That’s why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.”

— Ted, HIMYM S9E21

You don’t just sit there and wait for people to suddenly realize your importance in their lives and look for you. You look for them and show them how important they are in your lives. Tell them how much you love them or how much they affected your life in a good or bad way. They were important because they affected you.

I send random ‘I miss you’s to my friends whenever I miss them :) It makes their day so it makes my day too! :D

I can’t afford to meet with everybody now because of my studies :( I cut back a lot of going out because I know I won’t have time to do my work! But the end of my assignments are coming and then exams, then the holidays! :) I’ll have to make full use of it!

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April 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

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When love arrives

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They managed to put expectations and the reality of love in words and they expressed it beautifully :)


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April 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

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I could be better.

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I just read the “Why I cried after attending my boyfriend’s combat diving graduation” and I reflected along the way; I wasn’t a very good girlfriend either, lol. Maybe not as bad as her because I still want to listen about what happens and I don’t think it’s boring! I know Javis has it really bad inside and this week he had a double role which is crazy and they had to go on this mission :o

Sometimes I got myself to wake up early because I know he has to wake up even earlier but these few days… I just rotted as much as I could. I would sleep until 10 plus and just use my phone until 11 (school starts really late). I chose my 9pm show over our phone calls because I always thought he could still talk to me after lights out. I’d forget it eats into his sleeping time and he was really tired :( Javis got a little bit annoyed and said “Is your show more important than me? :’( ” and I actually expected him to understand that that show has got something to do with my future so I have to watch it. Bad Denise, lol. All he wanted was to hear my voice :(

I kept complaining about my essay and he even offered to read it in the jungle oh my goodness but he still couldn’t because he had no more data left. I should shut up since I’m already living it good with my laptop, bed and air con at home and in school.

Lately, I’m not even sure what he did much because you can’t have phone calls in the jungle but I’ll find out soon enough! I can’t even imagine walking into a jungle!!! They had to sleep, walk, run and stay in the jungle. All the bugs and everything :(

Having a boyfriend in army isn’t that much to handle but I think I am taking it too much of a breeze. Hopefully by the June, when Javis finally gets his red beret and becomes a full fledged commando, I’ll reflect again and know I did a better job than I am now :)

Time to step up my game :x

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April 11, 2014 at 12:35 am

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Missy 先生

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It’s been so long since I last followed a mediacorp drama! I was particularly interested in Missy 先生 because it’s about caregivers and ultimately, the helping profession :)

Haotian is an overzealous nurse and people around scolds him by bothering too much because sometimes, it gives the client mixed information or they will be overly dependent. I didn’t see being overly nice as a hindrance too but from that show I did see how it will affect the helper, his family, his client, his work place, his boss, his girlfriend. Omg, I love that show.

What I love most is Haotian and Yiting’s love :’( Yiting was obviously in love with him but that annoying grandfather she has kept saying that the status between a doctor and a nurse is too huge and forbade them to be together. Then, you see Yiting struggling to choose between doctor, rich, high status Jiaming and nice, nurse Haotian! Like I know ultimately she would pick Haotian, I mean, he is crazy about her too. So at the last episode, Yiting confirms she has stage 1 ovarian cancer and she decides to break up with Haotian (they only got together in the previous episode wth) and go over to the states with Jiaming for treatment. She gave excuses like she doesn’t want to regret marrying a poor man for life and shit. I still didn’t cry omg. So she went to the airport being sad and all then Haotian came. OMG I WAS SO HAPPY??? Then he started saying this:

Our love has room for flaws, trials, setbacks. Besides laughter, it can also hold sickness and pain, tears and wilfulness. As  long as we are in it together, even the most inadequate love can blossom and flourish.

THEN HE ASKED HER TO MARRY HIM AND JIAMING SMILED (best part when the annoying rival gives his blessing too because he wants the one he loves to be happy!) Then I just started crying, omg. SO SWEET :’( I totally know it was going to happen and I still cried BECAUSE I AM A LOSER AT THESE KIND OF SHOWS OKAY. ANYTHING WITH SOME CANCER AND A SELFLESS PERSON.

Yiting and Haotian forever <3

Hopefully they come up with more shows of the helping profession!!! :D Now is CLIF 3 and I am excited about it too because all I think of when there are policemen is “My Kangling is in there omg.” I said it for the first time today and my father was trying to search for Kangling on the screen, lol. And they said this other department and I said “Aw, my Yuanyi is inside that.” I’M SO PROUD OF THE BOTH OF YOU. Yay, mediacorp :)

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April 10, 2014 at 1:46 am

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Bring msn back + Wisdom teeth

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I took out my wisdom teeth today and I was a loser. I cried the moment i got injected with the morphine or whatever you call it. I was crying and trembling and I decided to not take out the other side. The nurses were so so nice :’) I squeezed their hands pretty tightly omg. Now thinking about it, maybe I hurt them :( But omg they were really nice. I wanted to hug everyone of them but I’ll probably burst out in tears because I was too touched. The surgeon is really nice too :’) She kept saying if I feel any pain I can talk to her :’) I hated the injection part but after that, it was alright. MY TOLERANCE FOR PAIN IS THE ULTIMATE WORST.

The wait for the operation was really long :( Thankfully, I made a friend :D He made me forget all my worries then he left and the next guy is just really quiet and nervous. He made me nervous!!!

I thought the entire thing was alright. There were definitely more nice things as compared to THE STUPID INJECTION. THEY POKED ME LIKE 5 TIMES.

Went to Mandy’s house to get a textbook and she walked me down to my bus stop :)

We downloaded yahoo messenger so that we are forever together.


It sucks omg, bring msn back. Even if no one uses it, it can still be there!!!

I boiled potatoes and eggs so I can have mashed up potatoes and salad. Obviously I couldn’t get the consistency of the mash potatoes at 7-11 and i had a really hard time chewing and keeping it on the left side :( Then I remembered the nurse told me to try not to chew today. Wow, and I still bought papayas. My sister is coming home to eat my mashed up potatoes and eggs so it’s saved :)

I found out that I got the deadline for my essay wrong; it’s actually another 2 days more! Hooray!!!!!! :)

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April 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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