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THANKYOU & GOODBYE 2010, HELLO 2011!


I reckon that when we are in Poly, our AY changes, so the year seems to pass faster. Like how I'm was in Year 1 and Year 2 in the same Year 2010. God, it feels like I'm still living in the pass. Really, you get very confused about when each event happens...

Plus, we have much more holidays compared to those schooling days, so it feels like a year hasn't pass! OMG!

So anyways, it's time to reflect and count our blessings, I consider that the aftermath of Christmas...
Besides that, it's time to recharge and prep ourselves for the upcoming year ahead of us, I consider that toast to survival of another year!

This year has truly been enriching and there’s so much to be mentioned till I don't know where to start from. I'll just start with how thankful for everything. Be grateful for all His blessings. Without God, there is no Me. I am made by him, he knows me best because he is my maker. I'm just a vessel of his blessings carrying out his plans. Yes, his plans for me. I don't know what, but I am assured that it is good, because he doesn't harm, he blesses. Got to trust and believe! (;

I looked back at my 2009 post on 'Happy 2010', & I see that I thanked/appreciated every clique/group of friends I have. Really, I wish to do that again, but on a smaller scale / more general, due to the lack of time (Doesn't mean I no love okay!) so here it goes:

(In no particular order)

Thanks for a wonderful 2010 and I look forward to appreciating the upcoming year with all of you.

LG Biz 2: Thanks girls for always being there for me, no matter what! The love and encouragements I get from you girls are just so very different from others & I love you all for that as well. Thanks for not giving up on me, although sometimes I really want to give up on myself. Thanks for making me dedicated to God as well. Continue to stay close! (:

Pri-Classmates: Thanks for being still so ONZ & close-knitted although it's gonna be the 7th year together already, wow time flies. You people are the ones who we watched each other grow up. Seeing how you guys grow up maturely and growing out of the young time syndrome just makes me feel very 'An Wei'! haha! I'm happy for all of us. Cheers to more years ahead! (:

Sec-Clique Babes: You girls are another group of friends I grew up together with. Seeing how we grew from teenagers to young ladies, all of us so pretty now! heh, see this Christmas, I put up our 'old times sake pictures' and we all were laughing at them! mygod, that's how different we look now! okay why do I make it sound so bad? hahahah no I'm kidding, it can't be worst than those SSjdhsjdyue1000X years ago pictures from generations ago. Their pics looking bad are really epic ones! So we not bad already, at least got colour la hor! Love you babes! Looking forward to more outings. Special occasions cfm is chop for you all alr la! <3

Fellow Bloggers: Thanks for this wonderful group of friends with common interest! I like having dinners and outings with you all, cause are those type that will take perfecto pictures when food comes, even if it means the food being cold. Damn cute right! hahahha Now thinking back, I think it's quite stupid, but I like! At least I don't have to feel so guilty if I'm dining with other people, cause I don't want them to have to wait for me to take pics already then can start eating... you know the feeling.... hahaha, thank god for you guys la! (:

Superstar Clique: We are like zai in chasing stars already, after so many events, I think it's time to go for more! Thru this I met people from different walks of life, some people I would never ever cross paths with if it wasn't for these type of events. But I thank you all for being ever so enthusiastic and bui pai seh, making me just bui pai seh also la. haha!

1B05: You people are one of the most awesome people on Earth. So much fun joy and love. Besides my campmates in TP, you guys are one of the first people that I crossed paths with in TP. Makes my school life so much more fun. Without you all, I think I will die in Poly already. So thanks for always being very ONZ during outings, although we are a very indecisive group of people. Can stand outside LT after lecture for close to an hour just to decide where to go. Even after walking away from the LT, just when we thought we were moving out of Business school to our lunch location, I tell you... we can just stop AGAIN at the entrance of Business school. LOL We are really damn epic one :/ haha Got to go clubbing with you people siolzzz! Someone please plan! (:

2B14: Through it's only for half a year, 1 sem class, however, I met new people and made good friends in class! People like the guys who are damn funny and show no airs. I remember how you bunch waited for me when I had consultation although I told you guys I will take damn long. Then I walk out of HSS, I thought you all left so I go towards the lift. YET, you all are still there waiting, seating at the staircase! LOL. And also, our BBQ/Chalet. We quite onz ah, so short period of time together as a class, yet omg we had a chalet?!!
Thanks for being a joy and being part of my poly education! (:

Current Class: More months to go with you people... but right now, I'm enjoying my time in Class. At least you guys are people I can talk to. More memories to be made, more events to be done and attended tgt, ultimate bonding needed, but overall, let's jiayous and rock corpcomm tourism! heh!

Groupmates: Thank you everyone whom I have worked with before, because at least I didn't get those damn sucky groupmates! Yes, thank god man. Everytime I hear other people's stories, mine's nothing compared to theirs already. Thanks for accepting me and the style I do work, cause I know it's very different from when I'm at play. haha, thanks for accommodating and everything. Jiayous together people!!! More to gooooo! (:

Sexxayes: 6 of us! +plus the rest of the girls. Formed because of my USS lobang, fireworks, haha! Then we became the Clubbing & Foodie Clique. My first virgin experience with you girls. and carrying on, all my first times at different clubs is with you all so far! We attacked Butter Fac & St.James, etc. Good times, bad times, we've been thru it all. Food we also chiong, go steamboat, go hotel buffet, we damn zai, damn ONZ one! Got lobang, just pick a date and tada, you see us there!!! Nice awesome pictures everytime!(: Thank God for you my bbygirls! Ni men hen take care of me leh, xiexie ni men!(: I love you all manymany! I foresee more such outings together k! <3>

TPSN: Formed during Stan Chart Marathon Volunteers. haha, we just stand infront of the toilet mirror at expo hall(Wth right), took a pic, then saw in the mirror that there's 9 of us. is like a SNSD. Then from then on, we became TPSN. Love you girls as well. Can consider the famous BUSINESS girls clique la! Project Snaps together okay! We promised to dress up for that pic, heh!!!

BSC Family: Main comm & Sub comm LOVE! You guys are like my 2nd family in TP. Always having a room to go to, a human being to talk to. The bond between MC & SC also not bad :) More events to go.... next half of the year, got to chiong already. Business win 7th time okay! Don't break the trend at our year :/ Thanks for everything we have been thru together, be it as a comm or individually with you all. One thing to say: I love you guys!!! <3>

ZETTEN: You all are the reason why my TP life is so interesting! If I didn't attend FO in my freshie year, I wouldn't have known so many people, I wouldn't have been exposed to what TPSU/BSC, etc is! So thank you very much. Both GLs and fellow Freshies. My ZETTEN GLs were the best, they treated us like princesses! I can probably say it's because I have never been to such type of camps in my entire life until I joined FO so I felt the spirit of what I defined camp to be, is so different. Such an eye-opener. But besides that, it's also really the TP Spirit that they showed me that makes the whole camp definition different! Freshies were FOW clique so we not so close already, sadly. But thank god there's the FOC clique that I got to know thru TPSU. WOW, such a small world right. Because of them, now I join in for all the Zetten outings already, cause their FOC clique was much closer. So, you see... everything happens for a reason. I love Zetten, my first empire is always my first love!

NOVIR: I love you all equally much. I remember how initially the Zetten people in Novir, always compared and say Zetten is better. But aftermath of OTC, during FO, and now the aftermath of FO, I tell you... Novir is equal love. Yesterday during the end of OTC AY11/12, we did all the aizai pass empire cheers, from like what 4years ago??! + last year's mass GL Cheer. The cheer standards were much higher then, that I can swear by! But my point is, you know what? When it was Novir's turn to cheer, I cheered freaking loud, I cheered like there's no tml, I can even tear while cheering. Cause... In my mind, all I saw was the 6 days of FO living hell, we went thru together, as an empire. Those were the days man...
+Plus, what's the most amazing is: the Year 1 GLs were looking at us older GLs cheer. And the NOVIR freshies (Now Year 1 GLs) were seating together. There were so many of them that became GLs!!! OHMYGOD, so consoling la! And so, they cheered together with us. Wow, as I'm typing this, I'm feeling so glad and happy, my hand hair is like standing, wth! NOVIR LOVE!

SKELTO: We only met 3 days ago, but after 3 days, woah, it's just so different! Everything happens for a reason. You know, I know...
I can tell that it is an empire I will grow to love equally much, because these 3 days have been really fun with you guys. There were times we wanted to scream in agony, but seeing how much we cheered together and played games together having so much fun, we didn't want to scold already. All friends, One family, Scold for what? You think scolding very fun meh? No! haha, so I'm actually glad that this empire is different. Because pass few OTC and FO, you see so many days right, 80% of the debriefing time is all about SCOLDINGS& REFLECTING & CRYING SESSIONS, something people out of FO will NEVER EVER understand. So yeah, in SKELTO, our Year 3s won't really scold but we all know that they mean what they say. We as the Year 2s, are damn nice people also, not the type that will scold as well. All we want is to Share and pass down whatever we got from our seniors, down to the current Year 1s. Okay, so SKELTO, I think we must bond more thru outings and communications, and we will do fine. Last but last forever! ^^ Love you people already!!! <3

Having said that, I’ve got my new year resolutions ready to list for 2011! It’s all about knowing what you want to do, doing what you love doing and enjoying every moment of it. Most importantly, knowing everything you do is an experience, and never regret whatever you decided on doing.

SO...

HOW I CELEBRATED MY NEW YEAR?!

Went to my Grandma's place for lunch, I love the noodles she cooks!

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YUMMY DELIGHTS! To end the year well & start 2011 afresh! (:

Went home after that, before heading out for Church service + countdown 2011.

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Clubbing sorta!

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I LOVE MY TP BIZART GROUP!
FAMILY OF GOD! (:

Since I was at *SCAPE, I happen to bump into dancers... Yes, Nathan & Esther. What a small world! haha!
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Preparing process of the fruit tarts. I really love the fruit tarts, one of the best I have ever eaten. Cause the crust is perfect & so were the fresh fruits :)

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When the clock stuck 12, it was the start of 2011. After counting down at *SCAPE, I went down to Clarke Quay to meet the SEXXAYES! (: It was so crowded that I had to squeeze my way thru. If you think that was bad enough, you were sooo wrong. That's just the beginning!

I had to maneuver around the crowd in the midst of party soap foam and bubbles + drunk people + drinking bottles + vomit + smoke.

OMG! That's one of the reason why I dislike going crowded places to countdown. Got atmosphere la, but for what sia! Nevertheless, at least I tried this year! Every year's countdown is an eye-opening experience for me. I remb last yr how I witness ugly Singaporeans and ang-mohs fighting their lives just for cabs. Standing in the middle of the road, desperate to get a cab... IN THEIR BIKINI. WTF!

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Finally met them, they mentioned how they met so many familiar faces. See, TP 1 big family!

anyways, we walked out of Clarke Quay to Boat Quay. Stopped by the Singapore River, so romantic! I shall get boyfriend to bring me their oneday. Hopefully soon ah! haha!

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Headed over to TIMBRE. We were so near clubbing spots like Butter Fac & all those in Clarke Quay, but we didn't want to go since it's so crowded la!

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Hung ard the Singapore River area and simply spent the midnight chatting. BRRR under the cold 'air'. Then went back to Clarke Quay to meet those familiar faces. Machiam mini TP gathering! (:

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Happened to see Xiu Yuan there! It was such a coincidence, cause he send me a 'Happy New Year' message with a song lyrics also, then I was like hearing the song played at Clarke Quay, so I randomly replied 'OMG I am like hearing the song now! Don't tell me u here also?' & yes, he was. But, we didn't intend to meet up. So just happened we saw each other. Worth a picture yo! hahaha!

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24.5 things SAMANTHA wants/hopes/thinking of doing in 2011:

  1. Love GOD, Love PEOPLE!
  2. Wake up at humanly hours! :)
  3. Take more Pictures! :D
  4. Secure an ideal Internship Company of my love & interest!
  5. Balance my Studies and CCAs/Camps
  6. Blog more, more Media-related Events to attend
  7. Put Cap on Tooth
  8. Perm/Reborn my hair (Okay, that I'm still considering)
  9. Learn Dance (If I got time? IDK)
  10. Join & Teach in Kids' Ministry
  11. A whole new house and room!
  12. Pretty Nails
  13. Smile more
  14. Meet my 王子
  15. Try the Spicy Buffalo Wings at Sunset Grill
  16. More brunch sessions over the weekends at my favourite places
  17. 看日出, once again
  18. Throw a yacht party on my birthday (I think I'm kidding)
  19. Travel to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Japan, Korea, New York, etc (Anywhere will do!)
  20. Visit Hello Kitty land & cafe in Taiwan & Japan
  21. Visit Disneyland, this time with my friends
  22. Go on a Cruise with my friends
  23. More Hello Kitty stuffs!
  24. Eat more Fruits
  25. (To be continued...)

    Most importantly, to be HAPPY everyday!!!

Carpe diem! :)

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