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I love these set of photos. However, these are not the highlight of the shoot. I probably took over a hundred and only picked out eight. That’s the result of a shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second and burst mode.

I’ll put the rest of the photos in another post because I don’t like to see huge amounts of portrait photos that don’t fit the screen. Plus, I don’t want my readers to feel bombarded with all the white and stark colours. I think I over-adjusted the levels of some of the photos.

I have been searching for the skinniest and simple, silver knuckle rings and rings to dress up my fingers for nail art photos. I found them for $2.90 to $5.90. BUT. But, I’ve lost all inspiration for nail art and I have been letting my nails breathe. Painted a coat of nail strengthener (they don’t need the extra strength, though) to make them look shiny.

I found out that I can’t wear rings out the whole day. I kept pulling them off my finger, putting it back on and trying it on all my fingers for multiple times. Probably because it is so loose and dangly which made it really annoying.

Going to do a watercolour mixing chart in the morning. It feels more right to paint in the morning, I don’t know why.

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November 25, 2014 at 12:19 am

We took this way too far

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I thought that candy corn is one of the worst tasting sweets in the world. I tried it for the first time and I am so done with it. It’s really bad candy.

It’s been raining the whole day and I like it. Not exactly the whole day but, on and off.

Okay, the point of this post is the candy corn and I don’t have much to talk about. Except for the colours, it’s like a candy that went wrong.

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November 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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We were crossing the road when he slowed down his footsteps and a car was heading towards us.
“Oh my gosh! Walk faster next time! Why did you walk so slowly?”
“Because that car had no intention of slowing down.”

Couldn’t catch what the cashier was saying so I said,
I understood when she repeated what she said and our conversation ended.
“Why did you say ‘huh’ to her?”
“‘cos I didn’t understand what she said?”
“You should have said ‘Sorry?’ or ‘Could you repeat that?’! Don’t be so rude, ya!”

He said, “You speak to him(a stranger) like he owes you something.”

“Hey, look at Kim Soo Hyun! He is so handsome.”
“What? Don’t you like Lee Jong something?”
“HAHAHA. Yes. Yes it is. Aw, you remembered.”

*Places all our secret food and drinks in between us to shield them from the eyes of the cinema staff.
He says, “Why are all this food in the way of our relationship, hmm?”

Javis IS the best boyfriend, haha. Every date is an adventure and I learn plenty.

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November 17, 2014 at 1:00 am

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Sea clouds

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I took these in Bali when I was with my family. Controlling the shutter speed is more exhilarating for me than adjusting the aperture. You capture moving things in their forms in that 1/250 of a second.

My favourite Korean drama from now on is I Can Hear Your Voice. For the first time, I didn’t know who the female lead was going to end up with. I was so anxious that I felt that my heart was going to burst when watching the progress of the relationships. The cases were written in ways that doesn’t exactly justify why the murderers did what they did but shed some light into why they decided to turn into one. It also showed that turning into someone incapable of remorse is a choice. You choose who you want to be despite your emotions taking over you. To turn into a beast, there is a reason. There is always a reason.

The show is not just a romantic comedy but with paranormal aspects and solving law cases. It’s intense but not that kind that makes me uncomfortable. I love how Soo Ha matured over the episodes. I love that it’s the show that made Lee Bo Young break out of her “elegant” image. I love female leads that love themselves. I found myself a new love and he is Lee Jong Suk. I love his character, Soo Ha. I’ve never liked a character so much. I love his acting. I love his hair. I love his smile. I love that he always get all the manly roles but is actually someone who is very charming and adorable in real life. I feel happy that he is becoming one of the top stars along side Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun.

Javis has the bad luck of listening me talk about Lee Jong Suk because I want him to know everything, hahaha.

“I know why you’re anxious, and I know why you’re always preparing for a time without me. But even if that time comes, I won’t worry. Even when ten years passed, I recognised you. When I lost my memories, when I had erased you, I came to love you again. Even if ten more years pass, if I lose my memories again, if that time you’re worried about comes, I’ll find you and I’ll love you again.”
— Park Soo Ha

I’m listening to Taylor Swift’s Blank Space because I’m hooked onto the rhythm.

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November 16, 2014 at 1:15 am

Dangling lights

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Not sure if I am going to show the levitation photos because I am not really happy with them. The depth of field isn’t there because we used a kit lens!! Haha. I think Jo was the only who could get the poses right. I’m going to aim for another round of levitation because I want some.

The rooftop photos turn out pretty and I really like them. My hair is really short. Please, grow.

I miss my popo and ah ma. My Saturday nights are taken up really horribly for the month so I can’t see my popo as often as I would like. I have to leave a day free to make my way down to Bedok to see my ah ma for lunch and dinner soon, before work at the aquarium officially starts.

I can’t wait to work in a space full of marine creatures. That’s the closest I’d get to work with animals in an air conditioned place, I guess. That’s the dream, for the moment, and I achieved it.

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November 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Denise’s EQ guide.

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After talking to so many different people, I found out some things that people say that hurt others but they think that it is perfectly fine or normal. I do some of these things too because I don’t think when I talk then I regret it when I replay the memory in my head. This is just according to me okay, not the world standards, haha. HERE IS THE GUIDE TO BE NICER TO THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

The annoying things that people do:

  • When A tells you he/she doesn’t like B, you go over to tell B.

I think this is the epitome of the devil. WHY WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO HEAR THAT?! Is anything gained beside hearts being broken?! First you broke B’s heart then you broke A’s trust. Wow. Good going.

  • You: “Why does A seem so quiet today”/”Can you not be so quiet?” when A is present.

… I absolutely hate these kind of people, lol. They think you are doing you a favour by pulling you into the spotlight but it’s kind of a negative one because then, the group will think you have some problems and they will try to dig it out of you or something. It is not and it is probably because B is being all attention seeking and annoying. People are quiet because it is awkward and uncomfortable and with B bringing them out into the spotlight is just insensitive and rude. Plus being a major showoff because she sets this comparison like, “oh a lot of people has bothered about me so I should give some attention to A.” WE DON’T NEED YOU. IT SEEMS NICE BUT IT IS NOT. THESE PEOPLE HAVE THE LOWEST EQ OF ALL. I have been a A and just a person in a group. At least I had the decency of not making A wear the awkward turtle suit.

  • Talking over A by raising your voice

You are just rude and being self centered. Let it not be you for once. A probably hasn’t talked much but you keep wanting to bring the conversation to yourself. Your problems are not the only ones in the world so just shut up for 5 minutes.

  • Just talking about yourself

I get it that it kills the silence but these conversations are by far the most unfulfilling conversations I have ever had. I don’t mind listening but I don’t mind leaving as well. A good conversation is supposed to be like badminton and not squash.

  • A bragging about him/herself

This is different from the point above. It strains my brain having to think of encouraging comments because it is going to seem repetitive but A is never going to notice because the ego has blocked their ears. I’m not talking about people who have the “If you have it, flaunt it.” attitude. These people don’t have it and try to squeeze every little thing they can brag about all the time because they have the need to feel great. I’m guessing it is low self esteem over high confidence. Confident people don’t feel the need to up themselves at every conversation piece. Details are good but you don’t need to praise yourself. Let others do the praising for you.

  • Fighting when you are out with friends

At least have the decency to leave it at that until all of us leaves or go to a corner because we are all going to be uncomfortable and start talking in eye language.

  • Just criticising everything

Is your life so sad that you have to pick out all the flaws that someone does and never leave one good comment? These comments are not even constructive and it not only puts A in a bad light. I’m not talking about comments to your face, it’s comments placed on social media platforms. Unless you know something, stop judging.

  • 3 people groups

I have this theory. A 3 people group is never ever going to work out if A and B are closer to each other than A and C and B and C. C is just going to be left out and being left out sucks when A and B start talking in code. Talking in code = “We want you to know that we know this secret but we can’t tell you what it is.” Then C has to say the awkward sentence “What are you two talking about.” with 70% chance of hearing the reply, “Nah, it’s nothing” unless A and B has the decency to just let the entire cat out of the bag SINCE THEY ALREADY LET THE HEAD OUT. In this scenario, A and B have low EQs. Why did you bring up the code talk? Does it make you superior to C because you two share secrets? And if you do share secrets, keep it to yourself. However, it will work is A and B have extremely high EQs and make C super comfortable. These people are then, angels. Don’t make 3 people groups a thing if you can’t handle it. 3 people is definitely a crowd sometimes.

  • A being pissed when they are not asked out but there is a good reason.

A, B, C and D are a group. B, C and D wants to do something like, play basketball and A hates basketball. So they go out and A starts being neurotic (extreme word but I always use sad and I want to use new words). IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO CALL A OUT TO PLAY BASKETBALL, AM I RIGHT? What is the point. Does it seem better if D, B and C asked for the sake of it? Get your head out of gutter, A. They didn’t ask you because they knew you wouldn’t like it and it’s also to avoid unnecessary rejections. I have always found it stupid to ask things when there is a 100% chance of getting rejected or that person feels forced.

  • Hanging out in cliques/couple when you are in a big group.

Just go home, okay. It’s a group outing not a clique one or a date.

I have definitely violated some of these but I am constantly learning. This guide is to teach you to be a better friend. I swear, your friends will appreciate it a lot. People should start working on their EQs and not their IQs because it will bring you so much further in life. Getting As on your transcript is not going to get you good quality friends. Yes, I mean friends who got your back and not workmates.

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November 5, 2014 at 12:01 am

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What is it like to love him

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What’s it like to love him?

It’s like being engulfed by the sea
and you don’t mind drowning

It’s like being caught in a hurricane
and you take it as a chance to fly

It’s risky
but it’s all worth it because

it’s him

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November 4, 2014 at 12:22 am

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