Saturday, January 17


Hey, these are for you guys. Taken during my stay in Perth!


I chucked out all 6 years worth of school notes, exercise books, books, letters from people whom I no longer remember and keep in touch, lousy pieces of my own artwork, odd keychains, autograph books, yellowed rough papers, etc, after I concluded that being overtly sentimental takes up far too much space for me to live properly in the present.

I might regret throwing out one or two items in 10 years time when I have a bigger place to store all my junk, but who knows? Maybe I might even forget what stuff I threw out during these few days of clearing. And for now its certainly rather gratifying to have space to think and breathe again and not trapping myself in the past for another couple of years.

Thank God.

Tuesday, January 13

kindof long

hmm haven't posted in a long time. i think due to a combination of 1)couldn't log in for some reason, 2)too lazy, 3)couldn't think of anything to write. but actually (3) is especially a lousy excuse, because i think i do have a lot to be grateful for. 

1. I did decently last sem. which meant that prayers worked.
2. I had a good holiday. in fact i didnt want it to end. :( hahaha. 
3. Other people who forced me out of my comfort zone, even if it was just a tinny little step, even if things aren't really much different. First Dwayne for the little holiday cip, then LSIRC for making me co-organise the party (though i didnt do much hehh), then Na'imah for persuading me to go on the HK trip. 
4. HK trip. wonderful wonderful place, and the thrill of travelling in general... i think my eyes were opened just a fraction, about a lot of things. its always like that when you travel with people, i think.
5. a good first day of school. yes that sums it up. i was dreading it so much that i was thankful for a good first day back. second day wasn't as good but i won't complain..
6. and then there's friends like you guys. su, talking to you online warms my heart every time. :) von, am so grateful for a friend like you, doing that video especially was one of the funnest things i did over the hols. :)

in truth i think i havent been posting much because often im too anxious about things to be thankful. but now i think i dont necessarily have to be self-contented to be grateful for whatever blessings that i do have.

Saturday, January 10


I can't remember if I did write that article. I think I did, or at least after reading the article I can totally imagine the 19 year old Yvonne writing that.

But honestly, I can't be sure. I checked my email and found out that I didn't send anything on the 27th Feb 2008. So, I really, really don't know.

Its really not that an obvious case when you consider the fact that every part of my name screams commoness: Tan is a common surname. Yvonne is a common name. And Hui Ling is even more common than 3 leaf clovers.

Yes I know that the probability of having the exact same string of names becomes lower, but here is a scary statistic: the number of THLY who joins community club programmes alone hovers at around six.

I think there should be at least 20 odd THLY in Singapore. So wouldn't you agree that it could be any one of them?

In any case if that pod of nonsense was really written by me, then I would congratulate myself for finally growing up in just months.

AHhh. I am finally ready to be 20.

Friday, January 2


I saw the video! I love it I love it I love it!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!

<3 su

sighh i feel so loved.