Monday, August 25, 2014

Graduating!

So today will be my convocation! Got to wake up really early later and reach school by 9am. I'm meeting JJ to cab down to school because we will be bringing our gown and stuff, too troublesome to take public transport. :'D

Quite sad that my bffs couldn't make it for my convocation because all of them are working. :( But it's okay, no choice actually..... cause if I'm working, I also don't think I can make it to theirs too. But my family will be there, so it's more than enough!! For some of my friends, their parents also couldn't make it due to work eh, so I think I'm very happy that all 3 of them are coming to my convocation! Okay, I think I better go sleep soon! Very happy today cause I bought a new bag and belt! I think I wanna go back and get the another belt that I'm contemplating to get earlier, maybe tomorrow or Tuesday (if I'm going out). Life is so so so good recently, that I can't complain about anything cause I'm so happy every single day! I feel so blessed and fortunate omg. I wish I can share every single details with you guys, but maybe not now. Soon I will!

Alright, I shall go sleep! Goodnighttttttt! Have a great Monday everyone! :D


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stefanie Sun 2014 Kepler World Tour - Singapore

Hello everyone! I’m writing this on the plane now because the flight to Bangkok is 2 hours and I realise I got nothing much to do, so I must as well write and update a little. The plane really smell quite bad tonight, not sure why. Maybe because I’m sitting near the lavatory or maybe is the smell of someone else’s feet around me, I don’t know. :/ But luckily the flight is just 2 hours, so I guess it’s still bearable… though I think I’m going to have headache soon lol.

Anyway, I went for Stefanie Sun’s concert back in July together with my bffs and I really enjoyed myself a lot.

I bought the tickets way before the public sales because I have friends from the fan club and they asked me whether do I wanna go together with them, so of course I want! Stefanie Sun have been (and is still) someone that is very inspirational to me, ever since I was young. I’ve been liking her since I was in primary school and that’s about 14 years. Liking someone for 14 years is really crazy long and if I’m married to her, I would have been together with her for 14 years already omg.

My love for her hasn’t change throughout the years because she inspire me in a lot of ways and allows me to really understand the different perspective of lives through her personal interviews and her social media accounts, like her blog etc. I think she is someone that most people like her not (just) for her looks but the music she produce, the way she carries herself, the messages that she spread to the public and the moral that she uphold.

Her music actually accompanied me throughout the years and even though Mandopop is not as glorious as it used to be now, I still think she produce quality music and works that she truly believe in which reflects in her album sales.


As you guys know Kpop craze is currently in the trend now and many Chinese singers actually tried to change their music direction or music video direction to something that is similar to Kpop or even their dressing as well. It seems like they are losing their originality and trying to leech on the popularity of Kpop. I’m not saying say it is bad thing or that it is wrong because I am also doing that subconsciously too. Like how I used to type a little bit of Korean words on my Instagram caption or Twitter update before or adding my Korean name that I translated from ’typicalben’ on my Instagram profile.

I mean it’s really hard not to jump in the bandwagon of leveraging the trend (because for sure, we know that there will greater response) but Stefanie Sun is a singer that doesn't do that at all. She still do what she believes in and do her own thing. I think all of us that like her, like her for who she is and I must say her songs (especially the her 抒情 ones) have always been touching and good ever since she started, from her first debut album.

Although lately I’ve been more into hip hop music, like Nicki Minaj, but whenever when I want to sing to Mandopop, I will always listen to Stefanie’s song. She is someone that is truly herself on stage and off stage, which is what I really admire. Because some celebrities or even famous bloggers/youtubers is different from what you see them on tv or on your computer screen and in real life.


Last time I used to really care about my image to the public, like when I first started doing #BenRanAway video with Ran, I used to think that... “Oh maybe I shouldn’t talk like that because people might not like it” or “Oh maybe I shouldn’t laugh like that because people might think that I’m very gross”. But after that I realised that, if I’m so conscious on saying anything or doing what I am always doing then it is so tedious and tiring for me.

Because on my blog, I just always write whatever I want to write and on video I would want to do the same thing too.

So after that I decided to just be myself and laugh like how I always laugh with my friends or family and talk like how I talk to everyone in real life when I’m doing videos. Because people who love you, will still love you for who you are. And if I want people to love me, I would rather them to love me for who I truly am, than putting up a fake front. I really think that those famous bloggers/youtubers that pretend to be nice to their “fans” (which is what they call them) but end up talking nasty stuff behind their “fans” back or making use of them is super gross. :/

Okay, I guess I sidetrack a little too much hahahaha! Back to the concert!


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Went to the concert with Angie and Zj! A quick selfie before we enter the new national stadium!



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014

So excited yay!



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014

And it started!!!!!!!!



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014

All pictures were taken using my phone, sorry for the lousy quality. But luckily I'm seated at the second row, so it's really close! I was sitting with the fan club people and her family members, so the atmosphere there was really high!



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014

Halfway through the concert, everyone dashed to the middle of the stage to see her omg.



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014

Everyone using their phone's flashlight while she sang her new song, Kepler!



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014

So prettyyyyyyyy!



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More pictures of her!



stefanie sun kepler singapore concert 2014



typicalben guojie queen

With Queen and Guojie after the concert ended! :D
The concert was really good, especially when everyone sang along together. Love it!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

I'm finally going to Bangkok!

So excited because in a few hours time.... I'll be flying to Bangkok! :D

I've always wanted to go there and I know I might sound like the most sua ku person in Singapore now because I haven't been to Bangkok when everyone go there like going JB like that hahaha. But it's funny because for every single time when I decided to go, something urgent will pop up and made me have to cancel my trip there. :/ Well, it's okay... it's okay... because I'm finally going there this time round yay! Although it's just for the weekends, but I'm still feeling really excited! A lot of people have been telling me that I will definitely love the place, so I can't wait to explore when I'm there!

I think after blogging this entry, I'll have to go pack my luggage because I haven't even pack yet. I don't think there's anything much to pack though, because if I need anything, I can always buy there. Especially clothes! Please don't disappoint me lol.


Anyway, new #BenRanAway video for those who didn't know or haven't watch! We did brothers tag and also 99 random questions tag which one of you guys suggested! So do keep the suggestions coming if you have any!




http://youtu.be/EixOgvOWulw

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typicalben speishi randyys

Took some pictures with Peishi and Ran over at Westgate the other day, using my camera and self-timer mode! I realise I've been taking too many pictures with similar backdrop, like the one at Orchard Central too hahaha!



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*twist*



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From a even lower view..... O.O



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I'm bringing my laptop over! Will update more entries! Sorry for the lack of updates recently because I've been focusing on some other stuff which I'll let you guys know soon once it's confirmed okay! Till tomorrow! :D


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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Batam Trip 2014

Went for a short holiday to Batam with our maternal family for a night and I felt really happy that all of us is able to spend some time together, especially with my grandparents. I remember the previous time that we went for a holiday together was to Malacca years back. But not everyone was present for this trip this time round though, because they couldn't make it due to work or school.... that's why they are planning another day trip there again this month, which I'm not going. :x

Anyway, even though I brought my camera along for this trip, I didn't managed to use it to take any pictures at all. So for this post, all the pictures are taken by my iPhone! But even so, I think the quality of the pictures are not that bad still!


family group photot batam

Group picture at Harbourfront Ferry Terminal after we all had our breakfast and before we board the ferry!



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On the ferry! Off we go!



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typicalben ran ferry

Similar pose we both got! #brothers #BenRanAway



lunch batam indonesia

We did a half day tour and midway, we went for lunch!



fish batam indonesia

Fish, which taste pretty good!



chicken batam indonesia

Fried chicken.



typicalben and laughing buddha

Continued our half day tour after lunch. Went to visit the temple there.



theme park batam indonesia

Came across this primitive theme park!



cute theme park batam indonesia

Although primitive, I still do think it looks really pretty and colourful!



ferris wheel batam indonesia

Ferris wheel! O.O



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Picture with the Ferris Wheel!



typicalben with ferris wheel batam indonesia

Another one!



typicalben germaine

With one of my cousin, Germaine!



lucas batam room

After that, we checked into our resort and Lucas insisted on sleeping with us for the night. Here you have him totally engrossed in watching tv programme while I snapped a few pictures without him knowing hahaha.



kitten batam indonesia

Went for dinner and saw these 3 cute little kittens having their food! *.*



typicalben cousins at pool

The next morning is pool day with the kids!



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Love this candid picture of them splashing water at me! The filter and editing was done on my phone for this one, as I posted it up on Instagram that time when I was there. Ran wasn't with us at the pool because he was..... sleeping.



typicalben and cousins at pool

With the girls!



typicalben float pool

Me alone with the float.



typicalben car batam indonesia

After that is time to head back home.....



typicalben car batam

On our way back to the ferry terminal.



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Random shots of the street while I'm inside the car.



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lucas a&w chicken

Had A&W before boarding the ferry! And in this picture, Lucas looked so precious awwww! All of us really enjoyed ourselves for this trip, but grandpa think that 2D1N is a little too short... Well, I think so too! Should go for 3D2N at least!


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Friday, August 01, 2014

Annie Leibovitz exhibition + LE NOIR

Let me update a little before I sleep! Everything has been going well for me, and I hope it's the same for you guys too! Went to Marina Bay Sands the other day for LE NOIR performance and as I had some time on hand before it starts, I decided to go for a quick photography exhibition by Annie Leibovitz over at the ArtScience Museum which I really love in the end.


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Top: Wearing Ran's which he brought from London - Pants: Uniqlo - Shoes: H&M - Bag: Eastpak



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Standing shot with all the lotus flowers at the back.



typicalben zebra print top

Close up of my shirt. Super quirky with zebras all over it.



annie leibovitz exhibition poster

Stepped into the ArtScience Museum.



annie leibovitz exhibition tickets

And gotten the tickets for Annie Leibovitz's exhibition.



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Wasn't allowed to take any pictures inside the exhibition and this was an accidental shot that I took on my phone while I was sitting down, watching videos talking about Annie Leibovitz's photographs and her life stories.



annie leibovitz exhibition quote

Before leaving the exhibition, I saw this quote and felt super relatable to what I'm doing now.

Because from the start, blogging and updating all my social media is already part of my life. So I don't consider them as a separate thing because this is what I love to do and I do not need another 'life' for it. #reallylovethisquote



PIZZERIA MOZZA menu

Went to Pizzeria Mozza for late lunch!



PIZZERIA MOZZA appetisers



PIZZERIA MOZZA starters

Food is here!!!



PIZZERIA MOZZA drinks

My drink which I couldn't really remember what I had already.



PIZZERIA MOZZA

Pizza which I felt is way too salty for my liking.



PIZZERIA MOZZA dessert

Dessert!



le noir

Went for LE NOIR performance afterwards and it was pretty amazing.

They actually sent me a pair of tickets for the show (thank you so much!!), which I gave it to my mum and grandma to watch instead because even before they sent me the tickets, me and my friends have already bought it for the show. So I asked my mum to bring my grandma to go watch, which I'm really glad that they did because they really enjoyed themselves a lot and kept praising to me and my family on how good the show was after that. #happytoseemyfamilymembersbeinghappy



typicalben randyys with poster

I know this is random but ending off with a picture of me and Ran posing with our poster outside Cleo Hair & Make. Goodnight guys, it's 3am now and I still gotta wake up early later! *jumps straight to bed*


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