Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fifteen.

I had a really awesome birthday, so awesome in fact, that I had to blog it nine days after it had passed. hehe. Actually I lost the cable but I finally found it.
This is how the cake turned out. Decorated by the lovely Sam and Kelly who decided to go all out with the whipped cream! (Adrian and Joyce helped bake the cake.) 


and when I say go all out with whip cream... I mean it. Here is whipped cream in tomato soup. lol

Lunch at school :)

To save paper on cards, Sam wrote happy birthday Zaza on my arm! haha

Adrian and his precious mashed potato in a cup.

Everyone loves mashed potatoes! It's so good. yummm...

Karen gave me the most beautiful hand-made red ear rings!! (in there but I didn't take a picture of the insides because sam was wearing it.)
Thanks to everyone who made my birthday so wonderful and for the nice gifts and to the people who were there with me!! I had a lot of fun. 
Most of all, I thank my parents for giving me the best gift of all: 
LIFE.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yes. I am THAT random. :)

Fascinating yet confusing, life is. Isn't it? How the mind seems to be the heart sometimes. When there are so many emotions running through, you can either pick the positive one or the negative one. When things don't seem to work out right, your mind just keeps telling you negative and bad things echoing loudly in your head saying things like "it's not worth it" and "nobody even cares, I'm invisible."This state of depression and darkness can swallow you whole and bringing the rainbow back isn't easy, but when happiness and content comes, taking it away could happen in a flash. I guess I have loads of time to myself to ponder upon these things. It's amazing how when we are so sad and filled with despair, no matter how hard life is and no matter what life throws at us, no matter how painful past so-called love can possibly be, there is something inside of us that keeps us going. This spark in us that keeps us strong. No matter how many times we want to breakdown and cry, something brings us back up again. Even when the world seems like it's going against you and you're spinning the other way, we still hold on to that wishful thinking hoping and somehow knowing that it will all be better someday, giving us a reason to smile today.

My last day of being 14

Today I'm 14. Tomorrow I'll be 15!! :)
I'm kind of excited at the same time I don't want to grow up!!!
I don't really want anything for my birthday, I'll be happy if you get me something but I'll still be very happy with my friends around just hanging out and laughing. I have gotten everything I wanted already. Taylor Swift's concert was a HUGE bonus to Sugarland's and Brooks And Dunn's CD.
When I grow up, I want to be a successful singer/song-writer. Successful has many levels but I think I want to come up with an album, hope people buy them and sing for people to listen. But the words "when I grow up" don't really mean anything now. I am growing up and it's about time to stop living and start doing. That's what I'll try to do when I am 15, and obviously sing Taylor Swift's song 'Fifteen'!
On my last day of being 14, I have accomplished quite a number of things... I've cleaned my room, did the dishes, finished my homework (almost!) and made a video-blog :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

I see SPARKS FLY whenever you SMILE :) -Part 2

Probably one of the best nights of the year. I don't think I have ever been that excited. Plus, it was nine days before my fifteenth birthday. 
We travelled to singapore a few days after chinese new year (for more on that read this.....) and it took a LONG time to get there. The frustrating part is that the days I was there were the days Taylor and her band were in Singapore. We both arrived at about the same time and I left one day after they left. Guess what? In that small country, we never did once cross paths! 
I went to Chinatown and the next day, they were at Chinatown! 

My ticket to the concert. It was the first ever concert I have ever been to. I was so excited!!

got a picture with Amos the bass player. He was so kind :)
I couldn't meet Taylor, but Amos was nice enough to sign for everyone waiting.

Every single seat was full!! 
I've never seen so many people all at the same place to see one person who has changed the lives of so many people in little ways through music.

"Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life, saying the right thing at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately what I’ve begun to fear more than that is letting the moment pass without saying anything.
I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life, and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say ‘I love you’. When we should’ve said ‘I’m sorry’. When we didn’t stand up for ourselves or someone who needed help.There is a time for silence. There is a time waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it.
I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now."
After that memorable speech,
 (I told myself to remember every word...) 
the curtains dropped and she sang Sparks Fly.

With a red guitar and almost everything sparkled, Taylor sang her famous song 'Mine'
It was AWESOME (I don't think I'll ever use that word enough to describe it's awesomeness) and she sang in her famous dress and cowboy boots.

Grant, the lead guitarist with really cool hair and style.

Back to december was really sad and low key. Just her and the piano, singing as though singing to the person she wrote it for. 


Speak Now.
Don't let the moment pass without saying anything and wishing you had said it, but it's too late now.


The performance of Enchanted was enchanting. The background, SPARKLY dress and singing was like a fairy tale. And I think everyone there was enchanted to see her!

On stage! Costume change! go!... bam! short dress.

Long Live. The entire band got a chance to share the spotlight. David, Mike, Liz, Paul, Caitlyn (or Eunice...) Al, Amos and Grant. 

My favorite part... when she sang Love Story and reached her hand right out. In this picture, I didn't even zoom. I was so close to her, every time I think about it, I feel my heart racing with excitement.
And again, & it's the sparkly dress :)

On our way home from Singapore, we stopped by the vending machine to buy... BREAD! Can you believe it? Loaves of bread, in a vending machine!!


Arian in a Taylor Swift Cap.
Kawaii!

That was one of the best nights of my life. And I will remember every moment forever. 
The screaming and jumping up and down. The giant smile I couldn't possibly hide. The tears I almost shed. And if someday I forget, I'll live it in the few pictures I took. People say if you meet your idol, 
there'll be mix emotions of happiness and disappointment.  It's different, meeting someone you look up to and someone you just listen to their music. There's less of a rush, less of a freaking out moment. I don't know yet if it's true, but I hope it isn't. Someday I want to meet Taylor Swift and Crystal Bowersox and MariĆ© Digby. I'll be star struck, and then I'll ask them to sign my guitar. Not forgetting me telling them how awesome they are. That would be so cool if it happened. Never Say Never right?
I have this hope, this wishful thinking, that someday I could be a quarter or less than that of how successful Taylor Swift is. If someday, people sing the songs I wrote back to me, it doesn't matter if it's three or four people...
It'll probably be everything. 

I see sparks fly whenever you SMILE :) -Part 1

I had the best holiday in the history of holidays last week. We went and celebrated chinese new year with my awesome family... there's always crazy laughter at some point of the day :) and we took many family photos.


Then it was off to the lion city... Singapore!!!
Here we are in the MRT.. it's super efficient! :)

Apple and celery juice... YUM :D


Dad got a new toy

We stayed with my parent's friends.        

i did this, it took a very, VERY long time... 

the view from the apartment. it was so beautiful :)

realized that Ben Lee's song picture looked exactly like this.



Stay tuned for PART TWO of this blog!! 
Taylor swift's concert

Thanks for reading! 

:)