Happy Valentines Day

Somehow every V day speaks out to me. I rmb back in secondary school which was about 5 years back, I once teared on V day cause I felt that nobody was attracted to me. Ok, to be more accurate, I cried. What an embarrassment.

5 years later, nothing has changed. Still single and feeling the pain of it. I guess it’s perhaps because I feel lonely/alone. And the feeling intensifies when I see all the insta posts about flowers and couples and more flowers and couples. I guess you could say that I’m salty.

One year ago today, I made cupcakes for people including my ex. Funny how a year can change so many things.

No. Funny how within a short span of a week can change so many things.

I thought this year I could finally spend vday with someone whom I loved and still in love with (cringey) but he didnt feel the same anymore. So within 3 wks, we splitted up. It still hurts. And it’s funny how I’m taking this long to get over him.

I’m not sure is it because for G, I had K. For K, it was sorta expected and the thing b/w us ended before any real damage was done. But cw was just a bomb.

I guess I’m still in denial over what happened. Funny how I still teared up when I read the text he sent me – his goodbye text. What an idiot. And it was sent on 23 Jan. So yeah, a few weeks have passed.

Anyway as I was saying, maybe it’s taking so long because I don’t have a stand in at the moment. So it’s just hard to break off.

But honestly speaking, I think it will remain like this for the months to come. I’m so sick of first timers in r/s. They say they are into you and the next moment bam, they just let you go for their own selfish reasons. Arent you supposed to make compromises in a r/s?? Arent you?

But nope. He made the decision for me. He didnt ask me beforehand and assumed it was how I was like. Which is pretty unfair if you ask me. It hurts quite badly. And it still stings. It’s like a splinter that refuses to come out no matter how hard you tug at it or how much time you spend trying to get it out.

Why?? Like seriously why?? Is it God’s plan/will for me to experience all these heartbreaks in order to teach me a lesson or does he have a better plan for me?

If he’s teaching me a lesson, I have to say I have learnt from my mistakes. But if he has other plans for me then God please. Give me a sign. I can’t live like this anymore. It’s too tiring to feel unworthy and unloved by the opposite gender.

Even though I always say that I’m an independent woman, deep down, I know it’s not true. I have to depend on someone. Sure I can take care of myself, my own physical needs and financial needs but emotional wise… This is where I need the most help. I try to act like I don’t need it but really, I do. I just distant myself and not act like a crazy bitch because I know before long, the guy would run away. And well, experience has indeed proven these. 3x the charm eh.

Really really hoping that the next one that pops along will be able to stand my crazy ass. My emotional meltdowns and realise that a r/s takes 2 people to give and take. Compromise so that it will work.

Yup. That’s all for my valentines rant.

Wishing all the couples a happy valentines day and all the singles a happy pal-lentines day!!



It’s been a while since I last written something. And well, tonight is one of those nights where I’m feeling particularly emotional.

Perhaps it’s due to my incoming time of the month where it’s messing my hormones.

Anyway, I have been thinking about my love life. How bleak it has been. And perhaps it’s due to my own inability to control my emotions. Somehow the guys that I’ve dated are all quite emotionally inapt. Or at least the 2nd & 3rd. Or maybe it’s just me. Changing to a different person when I get together with them.

Somehow I’m aware of it but I can’t seem to change that part about me. The part where I have this tendancy to pick fights and get really annoyed and teary at little things. In my defence, I would say that it is to test how much they can stand me and whether our r/s can withstand the waves of emotions and madness thrown at them. I know I can.. But can they?

Guess not. Cause the guy that I dated recently ended things with me as well. He came up with the excuse of no more feelings and doesnt want to live with the feeling of being tied down.

It hurts. It really does. How could someone claim that they love you and 3 weeks later they just drop a sudden bomb on you and end everything?? It isn’t fair. It just isn’t.

Yeah, we were just dating or rather he wanted to be official and I was hesitating cause I didn’t want to go thru another heartbreak if things don’t work out.

Funny though. He ended up being the one feeling more fine than I am when he was the one who proclaimed how much he loved me and he was going to be my last. Joke..

And here I am, still completely heartbroken while he moved on so damn quickly. Like how? Like why?

What did I do wrong? Was I not good enough? He said I gave him he feeling of being tied down and losing all freedom. But isnt that what a r/s is supposed to be about? Or more of how there is a little part of your freedom gone but hey, compromise? I didnt need him to meet me everyday, he could still go out with his friends – to birdwatch, to drink, to go outdoors. But how could he..?

Say that he felt so trapped.. and all freedom is lost? My heart broke and he promised never to hurt me intentionally. How ironic.

I did see a future, I did believe in us but perhaps I didn’t show it enough cause he said he felt that he had done so much in an attempt to show me his love and that feeling was not reciprocated by me.

I thought he would understand given how he knew all about my past relationships.

– That I didn’t want to announce to the whole world that I’m dating someone cause I didnt want to explain myself why i’m single again if things ever went south. Because that was what happened with the 2nd & 3rd. Both lasted about 2 months. One was an ex, the other was I guess a guy I dated..

– That I didn’t want to introduce him to my family yet cause it was still so early into the whole thing even tho his fam knew about me? And also because he just finished a surgery due to a bike accident, I didnt want my family to feel that he’s incapable of taking care of me because I know he is. In our 3 weeks tgt, I’ve grown to be so dependant on him. Because he could just listen to one word that I say and he knows what’s up. For eg: Calling the polyclinic for me to check. Something I would never do myself. And also, I once made the mistake of meeting my ex’s family too damn early into the r/s and 2 months later we broke up so I felt bad cause his mum gave me stuff and all.. I didn’t want to go thru the same thing again cause it would bring hurt to both parties.

– That I didn’t want to go too deep too fast cause what if something bad happens and we don’t work out (which is our current case) and then I have to suffer the consequences and feelings of self-blame and self-pity and why didn’t the r/s work out.. Is it because I didn’t do this enough or is it because I was too emotional for him to handle.

It’s exhausting. It really is..

Especially because our thing started back in a foreign land of Chiang Mai where we were OCSP mates and spent 3 weeks together just seeing each other everyday.

So all the more I didn’t want to go in too deep too fast because what if it was actually only a Chiang Mai thing. And I guess it is cause I really preferred the Chiang Mai him..

I thought we could still be friends but he cut off everything without considering my feelings at all. You were the one who lost feelings and you expected me to cut off all my feelings as quickly as you? That isn’t fair cw. It really isn’t. And you said that it’s unfair for you cause it’s your first r/s so you outta have the chance to talk about it but it’s also my first time meeting somebody like you, someone different and who is unafraid to show the world your love. How do you think it’s fair then that you chose not to give us a second chance.. How?

I just can’t comprehend at all. Even if I gave you the weekends to think about it, the ans would still be the same so why ask me to give you the weekends to think about it when I ask you at the moment: “are we ending this?” And you nodded your head with a sorrowful look on your face.

You said you love me but I supposed it was just infatuation. I was only a rebound for the girl you failed to get. It hurt for you but it hurts more for me to know that how it all went downhill was because of one single fight. Our very first fight in the supermarket.. It was a little cold shoulder from me to you cause the words that came out of your mouth was horrid and crude. That was no respect at all.

But.. I really miss you. You were the best thing that I had and I lost it. Just like that. As much as I want to say I have let you go and pretend eveything is fine, I can’t. At least not yet.

Deep down, I’m still hoping for a reconciliation. Silly girl why bother.. You know he’s never going to come back to you.

And yes, I guess there’s that.


Idk. I guess it’s karma. Or it could be the negativity towards a r/s. Or just that I’m not fit to be loved.


Montpellier Day 18 – 7 June 2017 (late post)


So I can’t really rmb what I did during the day but it’s probably the same old stuff like having breakfast and then walking out with Nadedge to take the tram to school. Yeah, and since it’s a wednesday, we didn’t have much going on.

Class was basically passe compose again and then class ended. So for lunch, Gina and I went to had pho at Cuisine S. . It’s a pretty good Vietnamese restaurant I guess. Like it was hot and asian! Wew, any asians who want to have asian food should visit that place. It’s down the other side of Place de la Comedie on the carousel side.

Sophie didn’t join us today cause she went for a picnic with Charlotte at the park. Gina and I weren’t feeling it so we didn’t join them. Anyway, the food was good.

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Yup, after that we went to the Musee Fabre which was thankfully free cause we were students. The museum was huge and like really beautiful in general but too much Jesus-sy stuff. No offense to anyone just that I couldn’t understand the description cause it was in French and also to see similar paintings for most of the levels, it’s really crazy. But I do like some of the artwork. Particularly one where the artist paints faces but not with exact details of the facial features. Like they are painted with strokes of paint which makes up vaguely the face. If you stand far enough, you can see it. And of course, I was highly amused by the paintings cause most of them were like “Oh god why is this happening to me?” (proceeds to roll eyes) It was hilarious really.

Anyway after that we had to go back to school to watch Jeremie’s performance. It was cool but we were both exhausted. Jeremie’s really talented tho. Like he could play the harmonica, guitar and the drum thing with his feet all at the same time. He played a classic which was “the lion sleeps tonight” And in french it is “le lion est mort se soir” Mort actually means die omg. So to make it child friendly, they changed the word to sleep. Pretty cool huh?

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Yeah, then it was finally 430 and we could leave and then I went back home to tell Mme. Gomez that I wasn’t eating at home tonight cause Alex invited Gina and I to his apartment to have dinner. Gina didn’t go cause she felt that she will be out of place. I also felt the same way but I really wanted to go and besides, Leonie was coming with me so all’s good. So yeah, I got home and then I said the most fluent sentence in my 3 weeks here LOLOL and thankfully she was fine with it so ok.

After that Leonie came home and I did some homework and then we left the hosue at around 6.30pm. We went to port marianne to take tram 3 to observetoire and then went to carrefour to get some food. Cause I think it’s like a culture thing. So Leonie was telling me she wanted to get ice and i thought like ice as in ice cubes. She was actually referring to ice cream HAHAHAHAHA well, she didn’t know that it was called ice cream but we took a box of it too so after that we only realised we both misunderstood each other when I pointed to her the ice cubes in the fridge which was below the ice cream and she was like oh no! it’s this (the ice cream) So we got the vanilla one and the pistachio one. And I got a caramel chocolate tart thing on impulse for only 1.81 euros. Omg it was the best decision ever. IT’S SO DAMN GOOD! Damn happy with my buy.

After that we walked all the way to Alex’s cause the bus would take a long time to come. So when we finally reached, his apartment was huge? Probably cause there were a few people staying together. Like he lives with ella and steffan as well. Anyway, it was filled with a lot of swiss. The only non-swiss people were like me and Gonzalo the other new guy in my class. And yeah it was a little weird for me but I guess Alex did his best to try to talk to me and stuff so I wasn’t feeling that awkward.

So I had carbonara which wasn’t really good cause the egg got scrambled cause the spaghetti was too hot but nonetheless, it was a good meal. After eating the rest went out to the balcony and like Alex was left in the kitchen with a few others including me and Leonie. So like Alex and I started having a conversation from why I was here and why he was here and Leonie helped with some words that he didn’t know how to translate in English. But yeah. After that like it became Alex and I talking while Leonie talked to this other girl called Laura I guess. And then we were on the topic of r/s. I sorta know that he has a girlfriend but didn’t want to make it obvious that I know so like I casually switched the topic of r/s from his bf and his gf to his own r/s. Which I then found out that they only got together quite recently for about a month and the half which is similar to me and my boyfriend as well. She’s half asian cause she’s Italian + Thai and also 2 years older than him so she’s 20 while he’s 18. And then we went onto the topic of dating younger boys/older girls and I told him I wouldn’t date a younger guy cause it’s just weird so it digressed a little and then he said like b/w him and gonzalo who is also 18, i would pick him which I agree cause he looks older with his beard and all AHAHAHAH. But really though, I doubt I’ll ever date a younger guy than me. It’s just weird.

And then after that we played this Spanish game I guess since it was from Gonzalo. So it’s called asshole. How it’s played is that all the cards will be given out and then the smallest of 3 will start first and the biggest number is 2. So the objective of the game is to finish all the cards and the first to finish will be the president, vp, villagers x3, lesser shit, and the last will be the shit. And the rules of the game are if you put a card and the player beside you puts the same card then the next player’s turn will be skipped. And it continues. You can put the same card or a higher number. But if a player puts 7, you have to put only 7/8. You can’t put 9 10 etc etc. And if you pass your turn, you will be passed until that pile of cards are taken away. Yeah, so it was ok. And then we played like probably 2 rounds and then it ended cause it was getting late and people were going home.

So after that Leonie and I were left in the kitchen and then Alex was asking us to go outside so I went and stood at the door and then talked to him and Leonie went to the toilet or something. So when she came back both of us were just looking at her and then she felt creeped out like “what the hell??” But yeah, so the 3 of us went out to the balcony and sat. I sat beside Alex and Leonie sat beside me like an arc shape. So I was feeling cold actually and I just touched Alex and he was like woah and then I touched Leonie and she was like wow you’re really cold. And Alex grabbed my hand to put in his hand for awhile to feel it again I guess. And well, his hands were really soft. Damn, I’m pretty sure it’s softer than mine. Like baby hands D: Yeah, and then he went to get my jacket and his jacket for me. So nice and sweet la :’)

So after awhile more people started leaving and he was being a little boy. Like he lay on his back and then started saying I’m really cute like I’m always laughing in class etc. I was a little shy of course. And he started like stroking my face in a way I guess and kept saying you’re so cute. I was a little embarrassed cause like there were other people there as well and I was like ?? And of course I stroked his hair and he was like omg you’re patting me so cute. x2 shy. Yeah, then he proceeded to ask whether he could wear my specs and I was like no, cause it’s like oily and gross ah so ya self consciousness :’) But in the end he was so cute that I gave in. Like he asked me in French with Leonie’s help and stuff. Yeah, I couldn’t really see much cause I’m pretty much blind without my specs but he was being such a little man. It’s a term I used cause he’s been to the army so I can’t call him boy anymore so little man it was.

Yeah, then it was kinda time to go home so we all stood up and went to get our bags. And while we were walking to Alexs’ room, he kept patting my head and like as a natural reflex I just kept ducking and he was like “awww so cute” and yeah after that like it was really time to go and Alena was giving him a hug and I asked Leonie is this some swiss thing and she said Β “not really, it’s just what friends do” and I was like wow ok. Cause Alena even kissed him on the cheek so it was quite bizarre to me. And then it was my turn and I just awkward-hug him like the space in the middle cause I didn’t know how to react there and then. Now thinking back I should have just hugged him properly. Oh wells.

And then ya we walked really fast cause Alena had to get to Comedie to catch her train and so Leonie and I were left. We kinda talked abit and then like we walked home after taking the tram back to port marianne. And after that I asked what was going on with Alex and her cause at his place they were talking about something and Alex said he was being a gentleman and Leonie said she would tell me later and I was like ok. So basically the story was that she had no wifi and so Alex invited her back to his house to use the wifi and then they kinda shared the same bed to sleep but nothing happened ah. So yeah, but everybody else was like omg are you guys together? And stuff like that but like Alex has a girlfriend so obviously nothing can happen right. Basically that was it.

I reached home and got a text from Alex asking if I was safely home. And I said yes thank you for the invitation and of course for trying to make me feel less awkward. He really is a sweet boy. I really want my own boyfriend to be like that but nope he just doesn’t work that way. Anyway, I cleaned myself like a child cause I was using a hankie to wet my body cause I couldn’t shower T.T rules of the house so yeah.

But it was a good day especially with Alex and all so yeah. Imma happy girl πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!

Au Revoir

Montpellier day 7 – 27 May 2017


So today is really exciting but breakfast as usual was the same stuff of baguette, nesquik with milk, biscotte and the jam and nutella.

Yup, anyway we have another excursion today. Today’s journey consist of 4 places – Pezenas > Canal du Midi > Beziers > Plage volcanique cap d’agde. We also had to meet at Gare Routiere and this time it started from 9am – 6.30pm. Today I walked on my own from Gare Saint-Roch and thankfully I wasn’t lost cause I remembered the way I took when I went home. Also, since Jeremie was on his holiday, Jeff was our guide.

There were a lot of English speaking students I suppose? But well yeah. We first reached pezenas and then we gathered in front of this status as shown:

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And then Jeff began to tell us the story behind the name of the place. I can’t quite remember cause it was in French and even though there was a really nice English lady who translated everything for us. But yeah, do check it out! After Jeff was done with his story, we had about 2 hours of free time? So Gina and I went and walked around. And OH. MY. GOD. The place was freaking amazing!!

It’s like there was a little bazaar going on. It was similar to Singapore’s Pasar malam which in other words meant night market. But yeah, there were many many stores selling different things. The fruits were really fresh and beautiful. The flowers were just blooming. It was such a beautiful sight. Yup!

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And then we walked past this store that sells bracelets and what not. The lady could speak English but we answered her in french so she was like “oh you speak french?” and we were like “Ummm, un petit peu” which means a little bit. After that she was showing us all sorts of stuff. And she passed me a new one that looked like a pandora bracelet. Sigh, I didn’t want to get that but I guess she misinterpreted and so I got 2 bracelets instead. Each one cost 7 euros so I spent 14 euros there. But oh wells, I needed to give gifts anyway. Hope my friends will like it πŸ™‚

After that we continued walking and we passed by this bookstore called Maison de la Presse LANET cause there were like postcards everywhere and Gina was into them. So she looked at them and I went inside to look around. So in the end I bought this fairytale book meant for enfants which means children in french. HAHAHAHAHA it’s a hardcover book and it looks simple enough for me to read and understand which I hope I’ll have time to do it when I get back and of course really understand it. Yeah, so as I was paying for it, I didn’t hear the lady properly except she said “cadeaux” which means gift in french and I said oui. So she asked her assistant to wrap the book for me. HAHAHAHAHA

While waiting, there was another elderly lady in line and she looked so pleasant. And I said “desolee” which means sorry and she said something like it’s ok, I’m just waiting to photocopy my documents and so I smiled back at her.

Finally it was done and I said “merci beaucoup, au revoir!” and went on my way to meet Gina outside. Hurhur. After that we continued to walk and we saw many clothing stores where we stopped but didn’t buy any cause they were kinda too expensive but still relatively cheap compared to the stores in the streets here at Montpellier. Like I guess 10 euros? Oh yes! I bought a scarf for my grandmother at the market and the lady was really nice. She said “have a nice day” after I was done with my purchase. But since Gina haven’t made up her mind, we lingered around and so I asked in French “Ummm, une question. Plastic bag c’est quoi en Francais?” and I guess she started to explain to me that they don’t use plastic bags cause it’s really unenvironmentally friendly and that it might kill marine life if people start throwing them around. I really applaud the french for this, like when can Singaporeans be like dis 😦 The French really don’t use plastic bags. Even if they do give you bags, it will be in the form of paper. Like WOW. Anyway,Β yup, so she told us it’s called a sachet and so yup, I learnt a new word today :))))

After that we went on our way and then walked past this seemingly Chinese shop but actually it was a Vietnam store and we stole a little of their prawn crackers. Good stuff :p Oh btw, please don’t take it literally. We didn’t steal anything. The prawn crackers were placed out as samples so we could take it yup teehee πŸ˜€ Yup, so we walked a little more before we decided it’s time to turn back and then cause we could either buy food to the beach or eat at the restaurant there, we decided to get food from the market. So we went back to the Vietnam store and I bought their riz canton basically it’s rice and their spring pork roll. I was really excited cause I haven’t had rice in about a week and I really miss it 😦 #Asianproblems

Anyway, fast forward, so we both got our food and we went back to the mini van and went on our way to Plage Volcanique Cap d’agde.

Basically it’s a place with beaches. And oh my, it was really beautiful. The view was extremely wowz. Also, why it is called plage volcanique was pretty much cause there is an active volcano near it? And like the ashes from it turn the sand black.

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And yup, we had our lunch there like I ate my riz and pork. The rice was ok thankfully with the help of chili but the pork was just bad D: Don’t get it people! Anyway, Gina bought some chicken as well and decided to feed the seagulls. Holy shit, it was terrifying cause the birds were huge and noisy. So while I wasn’t looking, she threw a piece and then the 1st bird started calling all its friends down and immediately, most of all the other birds descended and were just waiting for food to be thrown to them.

Omg, and they were really aggressive. Like 2/3 birds can start pecking each other cause they were fighting for the food. They pretty much sound like the seagulls in Finding Nemo huehue. Yup after that I also started throwing my pork roll cause it was just that bad 😦 The rest of my rice, I gave it to Gina cause she was still hungry so yup.

Fast forward, after we were done, we went down to the first beach and like the sand was black ummm as in greyish-black? Yup, the water was cold and it was really clear like you can see every single pebble. But this time, we didn’t suntan cause there weren’t enough time. After awhile, Gina came to join me cause she was done smoking and then we went back up. Oh and the staircase was like really cool? Cause it was spiral but the walls were made of gravel and stone instead of cement.

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After that we decided to do some exploring as well since we had a little bit more time. And then we realised that there was another beach there. The sand this time were the normal sand like yellowish white? Oh and cause I desperately wanted to pee, we finally found a toilet there. And omg?? It was really gross. Like a man came out of it and said something in French like it can’t be flushed or something. Which was true cause I opened the door and immediately saw that the toilet bowl was kinda full D; Super duper gross so I gave up peeing. Oh wells. So we enjoyed abit of the sun and took pictures.

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After that when it was about 2pm we started to walk back cause we had to gather at 2.30pm. And since there was another toilet somewhere we decided to hunt for it. In the midst of it, we spotted an aquarium and so we went in. And there it was, the holy toilet :)))) It was really clean of course thankfully and so my bladder was relieved. There, I bought a postcard for 40 cents cause I decided that I wouldn’t be able to capture the entire view so I bought it. And then we went back to the mini van.

In the mini van, I met this Swiss girl. We talked for a little bit and at first I felt like she had this resting bitch face (RBF) cause well, it’s just like that. Can’t really explain RBF but apparently she studies law and she’s also 26. Her french is really good though. Ya, she was cool. And then we finally reached Canal du midi.

It was really fascinating cause it was built like in 1667 and without any architects, engineers and what not and it’s 241km long which spans from Toulouse and ends at Etang de Thau. Do google about it!!

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After awhile, a little tourist boat passed us and then we left toΒ Beziers.

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Beziers is a small little town and there we visited this really amazing Cathedral, aka Beziers Cathedral, like it was so damn big and grand and mostly tall. Omg, we died trying to climb up the steps cause it was really a lot of stairs. But hey, it was worth it and the view was great ^^ After awhile, I climbed down and omg, it was really scary as well cause like one slip and you might tumble to your death whoops. But I finally made it down.

After that Gina and I went to look for ice cream but got conned into this little shop which sells milkshakes and yogurts. Kidding but yeah, I was disappointed. But anyway, this is my yogurt πŸ˜€

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After that, we went to walk around some more and see if we could get anything for our friends back but well, there weren’t much apparently. So I didn’t spend anything at beziers. After that it was time to leave and we headed back to gare routiere.

So then came dinner time and omg, we had quinoa. I really didn’t like that thing T.T cause it was 1st, cold. 2nd, there were a lot of capsicum and corns and lastly well it was just gross in general. Sorry people who love quinoa.

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Yeah, basically I didn’t know what exactly I was eating cause I didn’t ask but later found out cause I asked Gina the next day. Anyway, I took really little of it cause it was suspicious looking and I covered the taste of it with cherry tomatoes. Thank god for such a fruit.

Yup, and then it was shower time and bed for me :)))

Thanks for reading mes amies!

Au revoir ^^

Montpellier Day 6 – 26 May 2017

Ok! Now that I got day 4 in place, it should be correct for the rest of the other posts!

Alors, salut mes amies!

Today is day 6 of my trip here and of course the last day of school for the 1st week! D’habitute, je mange la meme choses (I ate the same things) pour le petit-dejeuener. Before I left for school, I decided to ask Leonie in French how to get to the beach cause Gina and I were thinking of doing it and well, I did ask to double confirm. So thanks Leonie! After that I headed to school.

T’was a good day I guess πŸ™‚ For lessons we went through des, un, une and le, la, les as well as questions to ask on a daily basis. Yup and so after lessons we went to have lunch. Gina, Sophie and I went to Brioche Doree that is along a bend. It serves really nice sandwiches and honestly I think it’s quite affordable. Although I think I kinda spent about 7.50 euros? But it included a long sandwich together with an eclair as well as a bottle of pepsi. In SGD of course it is expensive but I was honestly really hungry so oh wells!

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Oh yes, at first when we got there, Gina and I wanted to leave our bags at our seats so as to “chope” it. Chope-ing means to reserve it in Singlish (Singaporean English). Sophie looked at us like “Are you crazy?” But she didn’t actually said that instead, with a really concerned look, she said “you’re just going to leave your bags here?” Then Gina and I looked at each other and said “Oh ya horh, here not Singapore” HAHAHAHAH cause in Singapore, you can actually do that? Not advisable but it is actually safe enough. Just take your valuables with you such as your phone and wallet will do. And then Sophie continued to say “In Chile, if you do that, your bag will be stolen” and we went “Whoops” and proceeded to take our bags and went to queue for the food.

Ok, back to the story, they heated my sandwich so all was good cause I really adore hot food πŸ™‚ Yup and the eclair was filled with chocolate filling which is my favourite so again, it was all good ^^ I actually wanted to taste the tart but Gina was saying we should try the eclair so I just tried it. No regrets really. So after that the 3 of us left and talked all the way to the tram stop before we went on our separate ways.

We went to Gare Saint-roch to take tram 3 in the direction of Perols Etang de l’Or to get to the beach. And all was good till halfway through, there was a toddler who started crying D: It was actually ok at first and then she didn’t stopped. My ears died. Cause it was that kind of crying that the kid wanted something but couldn’t get it so she just kept on crying/screaming. It was funny for a moment cause the mum decided to play with her mouth. Like imagine you’re yawning/singing/making noise and then you cover and uncover your mouth repeatedly. That’s the sound. HAHAHAHAH but yeah.

So we finally reached the station of Perols Etang de l’Or and then we began to follow people cause I think there isn’t a bus? Or if there is, we didn’t know how/where to take it. Omg, it was torturous cause it was at least a 20mins walk?? It was really far πŸ˜₯ Like halfway through, Gina wanted to turn back and go home sua. I died and was like noooo we walk until here already then you want to go home? So we continued walking and we finally reached. WOOHOO.

Regrets though. We didn’t take a freaking photo of the place? Like both of us actually forgot. But the name of the beach is called la Carnon. You can google it if you want. It was really hot that day and like when we reached, we were wondering where was the toilet. Cause it didn’t seem to have a toilet and then Gina decided to ask this group of girls where’s the toilet in broken french. Thank God for her cause I wouldn’t have known how to ask/have the guts to ask :’) So they said it was after the carpark on the right and we said ok, merci! But of course, we still couldn’t find it and then there was this other lady and Gina proceeded to ask us. But she either didn’t hear her or pretended not to hear her cause she didn’t turn around until like Gina went really close before she turned around. I think she said she’s not sure as well cause she doesn’t stay here and asked us to check with the ice cream shop nearby and we said ok, merci.

And so we continued to walk in the direction of the ice cream shop and I saw the toilet sign woohoo. After that we went to change. It was actually my 2nd time wearing the bikini I bought and brought along with me. It’s a blue bikini woohoo my favourite colour. And this time, the bottoms fitted perfectly. I told Gina about it and said so means I grew fatter and she was like no? It means your assets grew HAHAHAHAHAHAH

Yup, we then proceeded to find a spot and then we used our towel to sit on the sand cause that was what everybody did. And well, I brought a mini towel like those for gymming kind :’) Cause I thought I wouldn’t need such a big one since I will only be cleaning myself rather than have a proper shower. I dun think there were any shower cubicles nearby anyway. So we found this spot in between like 2 groups of people cause well, we were kinda scared our stuff would be stolen HAHHAAHA but hey, that’s a legit concern.

Yup, so we laid our towels out and then chilled for awhile, applying sunblock and what not. Then I rmbed I brought my ziplock bag so I put my phone, portable charger and wallet inside and then Gina said “eh, actually can just put under our towels right?” and I was like “ya horh!” and proceeded to dig a hole in the sand in the middle of our towels and placed it there before I covered it with sand and our towels. Such safety :’) After that we chilled for awhile more before deciding to go down into the water.

Before that we placed our bags on top of our towels and i covered my valuables. After that we proceeded to the water and OMG it was icy cold. The weather was so damn hot but the water was like ice. I totally died (figuratively) But well, we slowly waddled our way into the water taking baby steps. LOLOLOLOL cause the water really is just too cold for us. And then I forgot to take my rubber-band cause I wanted to tie it since I didn’t want to wet it. So I had to go up to shore and return to our spot. On my way, oh my, I saw a half naked lady. Like she was suntanning her boobs D: I mean well, it’s a culture shock to me cause in Singapore, you can never do that. It’s freaking illegal so yeah.

Anyway, after taking my rubber band and tying my hair, it was round 2 for walk of death into icy water. Died the 2nd time. Oh yes, what is interesting though, it’s that the beach is actually flat. Like we could go really deep cause for about the first 5 meters, the sand was at the same constant level so Gina and I could walk quite far in. Yeah, we had fun to be honest (tbh). After awhile, I just couldn’t take it anymore and decided to return to shore while she continued her stay in the water.

Since the sun was being so bright, the sea water quickly dried up and I proceeded to eat my half finished lunch and then shortly after Gina returned and then we took a few selfies HAHAHAHA

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After that we just decided to suntan ourselves. Turned out, it didn’t work really well 😦 My back wasn’t tanned at all I cri. As for my front, I turned out to be suntanned but I think it was due to my walk back to the tram stop. Cause around 5pm, we decided to leave cause we needed to go home for dinner. And yup, it was still extremely sunny 😦 But it was a good day at the beach although it was probably just like a short 3 hours or so?

So I almost fell asleep on the train cause I was really tired but I perked up when I saw like 3 doggos on the tram. Teehee. One was still a juvenile German Shepard pup, and beside me was a little cocker spaniel which I didn’t notice until it sniffed my calves teehee. And a little further front there was probably a beagle and yup. It was really cool but of course the GS doggo had its fur flying everywhere as it started to move around. I mean c’mon, it’s still a pupper after all :p

Yup. And then I went home to wash up abit before dinner began. I was actually really excited cause it was bolognaise spaghetti with ham.

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But the spaghetti wasn’t salty enough 😦 But well, can’t really complain. At least it was hot πŸ™‚ And then after dinner I just went to shower and then bed time wew.

Ok, that was my day 6.

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Au revoir


Montpellier Day 4 – 24 May 2017


Whoops, so apparently I missed out day 4 cause I got my dates mixed up πŸ™‚ But well, as usual I had breakfast of the same thing before I headed for school.

Since Thursday is a holiday of France, we pushed our oral class to Wednesday which is today. Also, as usual we have the morning class and then the afternoon class. Oh yes, after the morning class we went to get lunch and then I had my first sandwich in a way? There were cheese, tomatoes and ham I guess?

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The best thing was that it was hot! Like they heat it up for you like omg. It cost about 3.50 euros which I feel is ok? Since it’s quite big. And after that cause I wanted something sweet so we went to a little cafe nearby the school as well. I wanted a tart but got seduced by a piece of chocolate cake instead HAHAHAHAHA whoops! Chocolate is my weakness for sure :p But well, it wasn’t really that nice but it was huge so no complaints. I couldn’t finish it so I ate half of it and left the other half in my bag.

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So nothing really interesting happened that day I guess :/ Oh wait, we did have a churros session with Chi like after class she asked us whether we wanted to have like a tea break with her and we said “ok!” why not right?

And so the 3 of us – Chi, Gina and IΒ had a little conversation. The both got tea/juice? While I had churros.

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Oh my, Chi paid for us like she said cause were students and wasn’t earning any money so she treated us. Yup, and so a friendship was established πŸ™‚

On hindsight, it was really interesting to be meeting people of different nationalities in a foreign country and to be connected not by the language that we each knew perfectly well (me – English and Chi – Japanese) but instead by the language that we are all learning – French. In a way, I feel that it’s a good way to learn as well because that’s the only way you can communicate with the other. If we all knew English/Japanese, our French would probably not improve. And in my case, I feel that my french have indeed improved quite a tremendous amount πŸ˜€

So by the time it ended, it was about 5pm? Cause we ate and chit chatted before we decide to go home. So I took the tram right and in it I saw like dogs. I was so surprised like ya?? Cause in Singapore you can never have dogs on public transport. But in France (?) or at least in Montpellier, there were like dogs everywhere. On the streets, the bus, the tram. Like wowz! But I was happy of course dogs are another weakness of mine heehee :p

So yup, when I reached home I rested for awhile and then had dinner at around 7pm. Dinner was really good like I swear upon my life HAAHAHAHAH! Ok, so what we had was like crepes in the shape of a curry puff. For people who don’t know what it looks like, it looks like this:

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Credits to: http://www.herworldplus.com/lifestyle/food/5-best-curry-puffs-singapore

Yeah, so what was inside was ham, cheese (ALOT OF CHEESE) and well I guess that’s it. But I really loved it. I repeat LOVED it cause it was firstly, hot. Secondly, filling and lastly, it was a taste of familiarity. Like even though it was so simple but the taste of the cheese was familiar. Like it tasted like Kraft cheese teehee :p Yeah, and like we were going to end dinner already Leonie came. And so Mme. Gomez asked whether she wanted to have something to eat and so she ate like yogurt I guess. That’s our dessert sort of.

And yup, that was the end of day 4!

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Au revoir!

Montpellier Day 5 – 25 May 2017

Hello! It’s day 5 now.

Ok, so I kinda have to say that there is a 6 hours difference in Montpellier and Singapore so I kinda got confused over what happened HAHAHAHAAH. But anyway, today we have a excursion with the school cause it’s a holiday here in France. It’s apparently called ascension day where it’s also known as the bank holiday? I have no idea what that means but basically most shops are closed on the holidays.

Yup, so the excursion starts at 1.45pm and ends at 6.30pm where we have to meet at Gare Routiere which is this busstop in Montpellier. So before that I had some time in the morning and well, the new girl who came from Switzerland – Leonie offered to show me around. And my oh my, I was so shocked when she could speak english and I was like OMGOMGOMG you can speak English and then I became really flustered and she said, well you don’t have to hurry/rush cause I haven’t put on any make up or anything.

As usual, we had breakfast of the same thing and then she was talking to me in French so like when we were done we both went upstairs and then she asked in French, “Tu as visiter le Montpellier? Si tu veux, je peux tu montrer” and I was just like ??? and then she said, is it better if I speak in English and my life just got a whole lot better. HAHAHAHAHA :’) But since we kinda just met so it was a little awkward as well. And half the time she spoke in French and I’m just trying my best to understand but couldn’t. So basically the whole conversation that day wasn’t really clear to me whoops.

Yup, so we walked to Place de l’Europe and then abit further down and then cut through to get to Polygone which is this huge shopping mall. But since it wasn’t 10 yet, most of the shops weren’t open yet. But we just walked through it anyway, and then I kinda asked her questions basically how to say this and that. And then we walked through Polygone and she said like it’s a short cut to Place de la Comedie and I was like O.O cause it was like wow I didn’t know that. And yup, so we walked and talked and she showed me the Place Royale du Peyrou which was like my 3rd time there HAHAHAHAHA but it’s alright. It was a good experience.

Oh before that, as we were walking to Place Royale du Peyrou, there was this man who approached her and asked if she wanted to donate money to children of some thing. Can’t remember clearly. But anyway, so she said No and the dude insisted and so she signed her name and the dude said hello to me and later after she was done he turned to me and I said non. I guess it does have perks being Asian in a European country HAHAHAHA.

And then we wanted to leave and the dude asked her for money like apparently she had to give him money then and there and so she said she doesn’t have any money and even took out her wallet to show him. He was obviously very angry but what can he do about it right?? Such con artists. Tsk. Yup, so that’s the end of our mini encounter.

As I was saying, after we left the Place Royale du Peyrou, Leonie wanted to visit le Jardin des Plantes. But it was not opened yet. Also, it was then I asked “comment tu t’appelle?” HAHAHA ok kinda late to ask for her name but never late than never right? So she told me and I said “Comment ca s’ecrite?” And she spelled it while I wrote it in my notebook and then she asked me for mine and she couldn’t pronounce it. Somehow, the French or Europeans in general has problems pronouncing my name so oh wells, I wrote it for her on my book as well so that she could read it. And it kinda worked. So yup, another friendship was born ^^

So we were both getting thirsty and since the Jardin wasn’t opened yet, we decided to go find a place to have a cup of drink. And then we went to this tram stop and waited for the tram. It was a little awkward cause we didn’t say much. And then the tram came and she boarded it and cause it was quite crowded and the door quickly closed, I couldn’t get on and so I was left outside. And oh no, I was like panicking inside and wow, kinda embarrassing but oh wells, who cares right? Especially since I’m never going to see these people again.

So the logical thing to do was to follow the tram tracks and pray that Leonie gets down at the next stop which she thankfully did. Hallelujah. I thought I could catch up with the tram but whoops, I guess not. Then as I kept walking, I saw Leonie walked back as well. Thank God. So like after that we went through some small roads and I asked whether she had a tram system like this back in Switzerland and she said yes but she thinks it’s more efficient and basically better than the one in Montpellier.  And she returned the qns and so I said yes and told her we have a train system that is similar which is called the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) in Singapore. And she was like “quoi? Mass.. ?” And I repeated myself.

While I was doing that, a man came up to us and asked whether I was from Singapore and I said yes. And he said oooo I was there a couple of years ago. And that was when the 3 of us started conversing in English. Hurhur cheap thrills. So he’s called Stephan and he was in Montpellier for a short visit and then he asked whether we wanted to have brunch together cause he was on his way and we looked at each other and Leonie said sure.

So we went to Toast and Tea. I was actually going to have water and something small. But turned out, I had a tart that was like huge?? It wasn’t even a tart. It was like a big slice of egg like thing with tomates et curry et poulet. It was not bad but really filling. And I was thinking how am I going to eat lunch with Gina though. So yeah, the 3 of us had brunch and then we talked abit here and there. Mostly it was Leonie asking questions and Stephen answering and I just kept quiet. He was apparently a photographer as well who did a photo-shoot on nudity I guess. He showed us a few of his works which were basically naked women :/ But well, can’t really judge him or anything.

Yup, then by the time we were done it was near 12.30pm which was actually the time I was supposed to meet Gina outside school so that we can go to gare routiere together. As I part ways with Leonie, I was already late for 10 mins cause I reached IEF at 12.40pm and I panicked cause Gina wasn’t there and I was like oh no, I don’t have wifi how am I going to contact her?? So I just waited awhile more perhaps about 5-10mins then I decided to walk to the tourism office where I was like hoping for a miracle.

Surprisingly, they actually had wifi there and then like ya, Gina confirmed 1230pm with me so by the time I reached there it was already 1pm? So like I started to walk back to IEF and thank all the Gods in the heaven, Gina was there already. Then ya she bought something to eat and then we began to walk to gare routiere. But I needed to pee really badly so we were also looking for a toilet.

There really aren’t many public toilets in Montpellier. Like omg. But yeah, we found one. It was really gross though. The seat was gross and like I couldn’t relief myself properly cause it was really dirty 😦 Whoops tmi. But anyway, after I was done, I couldn’t even flush?? Like everytime I press the flush button there would be an announcement in French and I just couldn’t understand and so I gave up trying to flush that thing. Sorry to the next person using it. But thankfully I could wash my hands. Then again, the hand washing procedure was such a quick one cause there weren’t any taps so like the soap came first and then the water and then the dryer like whot. It all seemed to come from the same hole.

Ok enough of that, after that we gathered at GR and we met Chi yay people we know. So after that Jeremie came and told us he was our guide for the day and then we proceeded to go to Saint Guilhem et le desert. Yup, so we first went to this bridge where it was called the Devil’s bridge if I’m not wrong? Jeremie told us a story about it.

Basically like a man tried to build a bridge and it just kept falling apart. So one day the devil appeared and then he said he would grant him a wish in exchange for something. So the man said that he wanted the devil to build a bridge overnight that is indestructible. In exchange, the devil wanted the soul of the first traveller who crossed the bridge. Despite that, the man agreed. So he racked his brains together with the villagers and they came up with a way. So the next day, a man was walking towards the bridge and when he was going to finish crossing, out came a little dog and that dog was sacrificed 😦 While the devil was angry, a soul was a soul so he couldn’t do anything about it. But yes, that was about it I guess.

So after the story, we went to the bridge and looked at the view it was really quite magnificent.

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After that we left for St Guilhem which was a pretty little town with 250 inhabitants but like 1 million tourists? That’s really a lot. But yes, it was really beautiful and there we visited a church which was beautiful as well. After that we had a little free time and so Gina, Chi and I went to buy a little things. I bought a pair of sunglasses that day as well as 3 pendants for my friends wew. Oh yes, and I bought honey and jam for the fam.

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Yup, so it was quite a short visit but yup it was good. After that we ended and went back to GR and I proceeded home to have dinner with my host family.

We had potatoes and pork? I think that day it was good but I felt like the pork could be a little bit saltier but it’s ok πŸ™‚

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Yup, that’s about the end of my day 5.

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