#028: memory

okiedokes this will be a quick update before i go to sleep because there’s stuff i want to write here for posterity’s sake and i don’t want to lump it all together with the long & comprehensive post i will be doing for the first two weeks of classes

so i finally finished decorating my room earlier this week with the help of my lovely szu 🙂 put up my super long string of fairy lights and pegged polaroids of all the lovely people who are close to my heart onto the wires yey if you come and visit my room you can try and find yourself 🙂

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look omg it’s so aesthetically satisfying my room looks quite tumblr-esque now

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eyyy trying to take pretty shots of my polaroid fairy lights but i can’t seem to get the framing/lighting/artistic level of unfocused-ness right 😦

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also i finally got to meet up with zhongwei yay i haven’t seen her (or any of my choir bimbos) in absolutely forever so it was great taking some time to catch up at utown starbucks!! hopefully next week we can find time for a full strength-ish meet-up because i miss them a lot 😦 the other great thing about getting to see zhongwei was finally getting my hands on the Lush lipsticks i asked her to pick up for me!! Lush does quite a nice range of lipsticks but they’re mostly sold in liquid form which i’ve heard is quite drying (at least for their particular recipe) but at the flagship store at Oxford, they do a bunch of solid ones too!!

they come in gorgeous shades with funky names too so i asked her to get me ambition and decisive because i watch Rosianna and Lex on YouTube and they’ve tried/swatched these colors and i absolutely loved them. Decisive is a bit of a darker red and i tried it on for a bit today but i haven’t tried ambition – i’ll let you guys know how i like it when i do!!

also i finally used my innisfree lipgloss and the staying power is quite amazing i am v impressed!! it’s also pigmented enough to actually show over my lips (which are more pigmented than most whites and chinese/korean/japanese people) soooo i will definitely be patronising them again, especially since i am so in love with their mascara.

ANYWAY that’s the end of today’s make up spiel hahah Caribou had another movie night again tonight and initially, Patrick and I wanted to make everyone watch Moulin Rouge (bc it’s flipping amazing) but the download speed at Yale-NUS is absolutely deplorable so we were limited to what each of us had on our computers and hard drives

Fang asked the rest if they’d seen Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind before and i think no one else had seen it apart from Patrick, Fang and I yay so we got to screen that!! If you’ve spoken to me about movies before you’ll know that it’s one of my absolute favorites so i was really glad yey + i’m sufficiently desensitised to the scenes in that movie that will make me cry SO i didn’t embarrass myself in front of all those people

if you haven’t seen that movie before i highly recommend it even if it is a little tiring for your brain bc it’s not just a shallow movie but that’s what makes it so good!! and i think Fang almost said that it’s a gr8 movie for a first date(??) but he didn’t finish his sentence so i’m not sure if that was what he was going to say lmao

all in all it’s been a good couple of days even though i’ve been sick sigh hopefully i recover soon bc not being able to sing properly is absolutely killing me 😦

i’m going to end of with a quote from Eloise to Abelard by Alexander Pope, from which the movie draws its title:

how happy is the blameless vestal’s lot
the world forgetting, by the world forgot
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned

x Natasha

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