Monday, January 02, 2012

A Dance Round The Memory Tree.

It took a year, but I always find my way back to things I love. So, hello there, it's a little strange to be writing out things after so long, but I can't say I haven't missed it. 2011's been a hectic year and I guess I'm almost glad it's finally come to an end. 2012, on the other hand, I have high hopes pinned on to you. :)

I wanted to recap 2011 since I used to recap years back in high school, but for some reason, I just didn't feel like. It was an interesting year, something good for everything bad, full of ups and downs - all of those things. At the end of it, I felt ready for it to be over. That could be attributed to the fact that I bade farewell to 2011 with Coldplay in Abu Dhabi though, so let 2011 as a year not be fully blamed for my eagerness to ring in 2012! 

New Year's Resolutions (again, like I used to)? I doubt I'd stick to any of them, I've always been terrible at those. I did end up getting a lecture from my friend about how I must make resolutions so I can't say I didn't think of making some. Being more consistent with photography? Be more regular with this blog (that's my favourite.. it's been a constant resolution since 2009)? Gym/work out/some form of physical exercise? I think I'm going to stop there and see if I manage to stick to even one!

I do sincerely promise more frequent and less ambiguous posts in the future - one resolution I promise to stick to, despite my contradictory ways in the past. :)

Song of the Minute:

PS: Still sticking to the theme of naming posts after songs. This one's named after a beautiful one by Oren Lavie, who's always held a special place in my soul somewhere!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Dance in the Dark

Ahh, I owe this blog an apology. As always. :(

Although, this time round I have a valid (maybe valid) excuse for being so late in posting.

A couple of months ago, I had no idea what the rest of my year was going to be like. That uncertainty worried me. I'm one of those oddballs who prefers to know what to expect. Don't get me wrong though, I love surprises. Surprises when they're limited to Birthday Surprises and things like that. Not the-next-four-years-of-your-life type surprises. Those scare me. Another thing that scares me?


Honestly, I don't know what I feel about change. I've lived in the same city for my whole life. I've been in the same school since kindergarten. I've been in the same apartment building for ten years. I've never had to deal with change (which I usually believe to be a good thing haha).
Which explains why I was excited/nervous when I reached UVA (University of Virginia). I didn't know what to expect. New friends, a dorm, living alone, living in a town (with a duckpond) instead of a city .. essentially, university.

Fast forward to two months later - I'm so glad I entered university with a clean slate. With no ideas, no expectations and no ties. That allowed me to explore so much more, and I'm so happy with where I am right now. The strangest things happen when you least anticipate them. You make friends in a matter of minutes. You hold lengthy conversations with strangers. You feel like you can be yourself more than ever.

Of course I miss Dubai though. I miss my old life with my family and my friends and my house. December isn't too far away and I'm so psyched (yes, that's the word) to come back. But, I'm loving every bit of life right now too! I guess the only way to be happy wherever you are is to try and experience the place as much as possible. Even small towns can be as interesting as the biggest cities of the world.

I do lack the ability to update regularly (I've demonstrated that already) but I shall try oh so hard!

Song of the minute:

Uprising - Muse

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I guess my resolution to blog regularly didn't exactly hold. Oh well. I refuse to waste another blog post on whining about how I'm lazy when it comes to blogging,

High school ended on April 7th. It is now July 28th, and I have never felt time pass by this fast. That's the funny part about Time. It rushes ahead and leaves you behind when you seem to be having too much fun to care, doesn't it? These past few months have definitely been some of the best days of my life. Of course, now that university approaches (or rather, I approach university), I'm quite excited! I've been in the same school since I was four years old, so an entirely new setting is going to be a pretty fresh experience. A new city, a new set of friends, a new room (no more orange walled happy room though.. =/), a bunch of new subjects - the list is endless. I'm off on the 12th of August. We're going to be in New Jersey for a week, before we finally reach Virginia, my sort of home for the next four years. :)

Another reason I'm looking forward to going to university is because so many of my friends have already begun university. I'm a tad bit jealous of you guys!

I'm definitely going to update more in the future (since I'll actually be doing things, I'll have stuff to blog about) - extremely short update posts. Hope everyone's enjoying the summer heat, especially if you stay in Dubai haha.

Listen to the lyrics of this one!