Technicolour Beat

One fine day, Germy felt an little tickle in her bones to choreograph to this song, and soon enough she got up on her feet and did. After 3 days of choreographing to a mirror in her room with her funny sister Gerry by her side, she poked me to hop onto her choreo train and do a “little maines project before flying” :>

A million thanks to Germy for inspiring me with her courage to have challenged herself with this in the first place — from “I feel v vulnerable” to our random choreo-ing and “too much left leg up” (what a perfectionist)………. till somehow ending up in Lee Kong Chian School of Business B1 carpark to film it!! & of course, a million and one thanks to gwendalohΒ for putting the best angles of this little piece together, and for the love and artistry that she shares so relentlessly with us :”)

Technicolour Beat was inspired by the 6am sunrise when we were all gloriously happy and free and lying on the floor staring at the ceilings, feeling blessed to be alive.” – O Wonder

P/S: dumbest thing we did that night was to be clad in long sleeves. IT WAS A SAUNA

Blast!, Laneway, EMACs kinda weekend

(P/S: it’s so hard to think of titles!!! reminds me why I used to not give titles to my posts on redmugs V.1…..)

1. Blast!
Caught haohao on stage for the first time in two years (or more?). Adulthood change dance into something that you have to fight to make happen….. and she did it!!! felt really proud to witness her come back to this old flame and make it work despite her crazy internship schedule :’) Β P/S: tq to gwendaloh for accompanying me to the show hehe

And of course, Music Manager Ellen Zeng Bo was looking stunning with that black-on-black look and did a perfect job!!! Mad excited for what’s in store for her captaincy :”) U inspire me bob.

Spontaneous supper at Macs satisfied my Macs criss-cut fries craving and filled my heart with a kind of happiness that only old (like, really really old) pals can bring~

2. Laneway
The right way to spend a Saturday (and also a pretty foreign way of spending a Saturday – not in the studio): sleeping in and late lunch at a quaint cafe! 🌞🌞🌞

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Yinghui brought us to the cafe that she worked at for ~1.5yrs, i.e. The Laneway Market, and it was so on point from the minute we stepped in!!! Dried bouquets hung from the ceilings and the aircon was at the perfect temperature and we got YH’s fav table πŸ™‚ Caught up with the only-one-with-good-time-management while we waited for Leonghui and Clarice until 2.51pm and 2.52pm respectively, and lunch was finally served at 3+pm!!

The spread was amazzzzin’:

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This Alaskan crab bun thing was the bomb (mother yinghui helped us to quarter it up) and the truffle fries at the side made us crave for more so we got another whole serving after our main meal hahahhaa. Food is always better when shared!!!!!

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThis was some smoked salmon scrambled egg with bits of Parmesan cheese and croutons and YH’s fav capsicum concoction (the red plop up there), so gud. Also rly loved the Dashi Mushroom Risotto it was the second bomb :~)Β tq YHYO for bringing us to your hideout!!!!

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After we wiped out the food, we pigged on our $12 truffle fries and blabbered for another hour or so about i-forgot-what-but-it’s-okay-because-it-was-pure-good-chats-while-it-lasted :> Looking forward to our 8 (or maybe 6)-people date one day!!

3. EMACs
Excitement bubbled leading up to this EMACs gathering (pinned the Tele message sooo long ago thanks to Anne’s initiative), and I still remember how far away it felt. Time has now flown till post-22nd July, and exchange is ever so near for all of us — first flights coming in less than a week for Xy and Norway gang!!! germy be gone :”( Better a late meet-up than never, it was sooooo heartening to see such a good turnout — everyone’s way of saying “this matters to me too” 😊

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It was a much-needed night of EMACs therapy: laughs (the kind that make your cheeks jam up and your abs/tummy ache a little, ft. ian and marcus’ exchange stories), jaw-drops (ft. Janee’s bad-planning-but-way-above-average-luck stories), fab Β food (thx to char’s fam and everybody’s bits of effort!!), heartfelt and philosophical 3am conversations, 10/10 company, and the best combination of ramblers and listeners :”) Been way too long since we’ve come together for a night like this, and it was truly a timely reminder of how blessed we were, and still are, to have landed in each others’ company back in 2014.

Can’t wait for the next wave of stories to come along (hopefully good stories but notΒ too good cos that would mean more panty poop and backsplashing!!! nope no thank you), and for all of us to come home safe from wherever we’re gonna end up in the world in the months to come!!!

Also, apt time to throwback to thisΒ Β πŸŒšΒ πŸ˜‰

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Spent the rest of the v happy weekend with mom and Jo and Jo’s lowwie while he prepared for his second book-in, and with Royal in our fav hideout aka Shaw (Dunkirk review halfway there cos someone is BZ BZ BZ)!!!!!!! Concluded it all with a few new confirmations to our pre-travelsΒ πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ. Β <1 month to go, can’t thank God enough for this opportunity!

Friendship

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Talked about the reality of work life during (free!!!!) company-catered lunch today (5th Jun): how easily you can lose touch with friends outside the office; how likely it is that an adult’s social circleΒ (not counting g/bf or spouse) may end up being filled only with coworkers; how a little effort can go a long way in making sure that doesn’t happen; how it takes two hands to clap to sustain uni friendships (especially because they’re formed in such a short period of time/ they’ll hit the new phase of work life where the friendship can no longer thrive out of circumstance) (and this is unlike old friendships that have stood the test of the uni shift, and that some of them have already found their way to a comfy and happy state of 1x really good once-in-a-blue-moon).

The full-timers were engaging in some guuud conversation at the pantry today – I picked up words like “family”, “siblings” and some talk about babies (and someone brought a rllllllly cute baby today hehehehe so distracted!!!!!!). I pray for a work place, somewhere in the future, that I’ll find joy in, without having to let go of the joy that fills my cup today πŸ™‚