HI FROM MELBOURNE!!

Hello people!!!!!!!

I’m blogging from Melbourne right now
and my fingers are freezing ahhhh they’re the only thing on my body not wrapped up with Sam’s thick blue blanket.

First of all, thanks for being so patient with me guys!!

I know I haven’t updated my blog in like what, 2 weeks?

But I really hate doing work and blogging on holidays because that just kills so much of the mood… I’m sure none of you like getting calls from your boss when you’re on holiday either, well yeah, same thing.

It usually takes me at least 3 hours for every blog post, much much longer if it’s a lengthy post with pics so I hope y’all understand!!

The past week has been one hell of a roller coaster ride…

I played with Kangaroos, went on a road trip, saw some effing WHALES out in the deep blue sea, (zomfg) had fights with Sam made up with Sam, met up with my lovely muffin Gwenzilla and her boyfriend Blake, went shopping, ate / cooked a hell lot of good food…

SO MUCH TO UPDATE!!!!!!

But so little time -___-

I’m actually staying in Australia until the start of August wtf. I’m like spending a whole entire month here can you believe it?!?

The good news is, I have to wait for Sam to come home from work everyday and he gets back at about 3pm ish so from the moment I wake up and the time he gets back, I have that bit of precious time to drag my ass onto the computer and start blogging / editing pics / doing advertorials instead of being a lazy pig snacking on food Sam’s parents cooked for us and watching DVDs.

OH AND DID I MENTION I’M CURRENTLY AT SAM’S HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Seriously what the fuck is going on?

Just last year, Sam was nothing more than some dude from Left 4 Dead and now I’m meeting his parents and the rest of his family wtf. There’s like 7 of them or something, big families kinda scare me, especially when they’re so much older.. Sam’s one of the youngest, most of them are late twenties or thirties!!!

Totally have nothing to talk to them about and it was so awkward saying hi to them yesterday.

It was like

“HI! *flashes grin and waves* I’m Jessica, nice to meet you…”

And they’d go like, “Hi nice to meet you too”

….*awkward silence*

…………..*long stares and cricket noises*

“Erm ok… bye!!! *flashes weird grin again*”

His little sister has been really nice though, she was the only one I’ve gotten to know just a little so far, we hung out for about an hour yesterday when she came into Sam’s room and we all started playing with Play-Doh.

Lol we started moulding tea cups and dinosaurs and flowers and it was good fun.

I also met Sam’s childhood best friend and it was the most awkward part of the trip for me.

They were all talking about their past and I felt kinda left out and it was kinda like, “Wtf? Sam had a life before me?”

LOL I know that sounds very odd, but it’s hard to imagine what Sam was like before he met me… He must’ve been a completely different person, which is ok since people change all the time but hearing more about that person makes me uncomfortable because it’s like having people tell you all the things about your boyfriend you never knew.

You know, girls he used to have crushes on, the times he got drunk, stupid things he used to get up to…

Like, which girlfriend ACTUALLY wants to know that??? I’d be better off not knowing all these details and it sucks because I had to sit through a whole dinner of them discussing about that.

Oh well, I guess I can take comfort in the fact that apparently I am Sam’s first girlfriend and he’s never had a relationship before and actually, he’s never even kissed a girl or been on a date before so I’m his first everything.

Yay, don’t you just love geeks!!!!

They’re smart, usually geekily charming and most of the time people who have morals and a conscience. And they usually don’t have ex-girlfriends to compete with you.

Not that ex-gfs should be a problem to me, but y’know, sometimes you meet a stupid guy like my ex-bf who had stupid ex-gfs who were very clingy and it pissed me off.

Ok wtf this blog post is just a random rant of everything that’s in my head because I’m very cold in a bg lonely house that’s not even mine in a country I’ve never even been in and all of Sam’s siblings are at work and the only person I have left to talk to are his parents and they don’t even speak English so…

You’re my new best friend.

After all this gibberish has been updated on my blog, I’m going back to editing piccys and I am so excited because they are SO GOOD!!!!!!!

I knew buying that DSLR would be one of my bestest buys like, ever!

It’s just like back then when I thought I didn’t need an iphone.

I was like, I have an ipod, I have an phone, why do I need to be extra cool and get an iphone? But now that I actually DO have an iphone, I don’t think I can ever go back to using a normal phone again.

I mean the iphone is not just a PHONE, it’s an amazing intelligent entertainment device and it keeps me company and it has 3g and the awesomest games and very cool user interface and did I mention when I’m lonely at times like this the iphone actually vibrates?

……Just kidding.

Hah. Not really.

I mean really.

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Ok a little bit more about my trip before I go…

Western Australia is AMAZING!!!!!!!

It is so different from Sydney and Melbourne and all the other parts of Australia that’s all hyped up and shit but WA is so serene and untouched and beautiful.

The weather in WA is absolutely gorgeous… Even when it’s winter, you can walk around in shorts and and a t-shirt in a day!!! And it’s always sunny… and the beaches are beautiful, and there are plenty of wildlife everywhere, people here are generally extremely nice, what is there not to like?

Some people said that Perth is boring and there’s nothing to do but I completely beg to differ!!!!!

It is GORGEOUS and for a week I couldn’t find enough time to do the things I wanted to do.

Yes I may have only been on a holiday, but I reckon if I lived there, there would be so much I’d get up to!

I think the best part about WA is that there are sooo many places you can drive to that are relatively nearby (no need for a plane and petrol is cheap and road trips are fun!)

We had a 5 hour drive to Albany and it was the most awesomest road trip ever. There’s so much to see on the way, and there’s just an endless abundance of wildlife and scenery..

I love seeing horses and sheep and cows on the side of the roads. Like THOUSANDS of them..

It’s so different from Singapore, y’know? So different from what I’m used to. The sky is more blue, the sun shines brighter, and the grass is greener…. I’m not even exaggerating.

In the countryside, you breathe fresh air and in Australia, you’d never see a building more than 10 storeys unless you live in the city!!!!

Speaking of cities, they are so overrated.

I hate the huge traffic jams, the mad crowds, the hustle and bustle…

What I really like is the quiet life, “do your own thing” kinda way of living and I’m seriously considering moving to Australia.

Everything is so laid back here, and you get to see so much more of the world.

People here are properly treated by the government, they get paid good wages and don’t have to slave away like dogs everyday…. Most of them work from 8-5 and get paid DOUBLE on weekends!!!!

I mean take Sam for example… He gets one week off work every month to fly down and come see me in Singapore. How sick is that?

You’d never hear of such things happening in SG….

I’m in Melbourne right now, but I haven’t seen very much of it yet since I just got here like yesterday but I get this feeling that I’m gonna end up liking Perth more than Melbourne.

Only time will tell!!!!

I have 2 more road trips to finish, one is a ski trip up in the mountains and another is down the Great Ocean Road and I think I may just be the happiest girl in the world right now.

Holidays are effing awesome especially when they’re crazily fun but still affordable.

Ok ok gonna edit some pics now, then after that I’m gonna go grocery shopping and start buying food to cook for his family of like TEN people or something wtf.

Like I said, big families scare me.

I offered to cook food for his parents yesterday, and all was good until they reminded me I have to cook for all his other siblings as well… I’m gonna have to buy a BIG fish!

I’m cooking Grilled Salmon (marinated with my secret recipe hehe) with creamy mushroom pasta (honest to god, I make the BEST shrooms pasta I have ever tasted and I’ve eaten a lot) and for dessert we have Cheesecake with Apple Cinamon sauce and bits drizzled all over the top!!!

How fucking delish does that sound?

I’d never thought I’d be able to cook, was just never the kind of girl… But now I actually CAN, at 18 years old!! I thought I’d only learn at like 30 when I have to take care of kids at home and shit.

And I realized most normal dishes that people eat are so yummy to make!!!

You make it fresher, yummier, and cheaper than restaurants and it’s such a good feeling to know you cooked it yourself.

Wow I am so hungry now. Maybe I shall pretend to wander around his house and his parents will offer me some food hehehehe.

His mum makes the yummiest roast pork ever.

………….OK BYE NOW PEOPLE!!!

I LOVE U HEHEHE

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Marina Bay Sands

….is FUCKING AWESOME.

Picture intensive post ahead!!!!

I just got back from a superb stay at Marina Bay Sands Hotel and I’m missing the place already. We get free stays cuz my mum’s a platinum member!!! How sick is that!

I’m leaving for Australia in a few hours, but when I get back I’m taking Sam there to spend his birthday on August 9th which is also our National Day. Imma have the best view in the house for the fireworks!!! I am sooo excited, he’ll LOVE the place.

It’s beyond amazing – luxurious would be an understatement.

Me in my mum’s car, being very happy because I LOVE HOTELS!!!!!

I had another reason to be extra narcissistic that day because it was the first time I brought my DSLR out (hence the fab picture quality)

Mad pleased with my purchase!!!! Beautiful photos rock my socks.

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And we arrive!!!!!

Gorgeous interior design and brilliant atmosphere that is bound to impress. I just went “Woah” when I stepped into the place… Despite having a DSLR and everything, my photo still does no justice to it

A live band playing classical pieces to greet you at the entrance of the main lobby (it helps that they’re all attractive ladies hey)!

Such a nice & classy touch :)

My noob brother trying very hard to look handsome while waiting for mum to check in lol

O hai granny!

Pretty colours!!!!! Love it. And they’re real flowers too



My maid who is a thief and a compulsive liar and a very lazy house keeper but sometimes she can be moderately endearing.

We take the lift up to our room on the 24th floor and this is the view we get!!!

Pretty awesome

Surprisingly striking tomato red corridors

And this is our room!!!

I don’t have a wide angle lens so this was as much of it I could get into one frame.

It’s bigger than I expected and it’s super cosy!!! Love it. Huge ass TV and the most comfy bed I’ve ever slept in ♥

This is our balcony view.. Crappy since everything is under construction

After checking out the room, we head downstairs to their in-house restaurant “Rise” for lunchhhhhhhhh

Food, food glorious food!!!

It’s a mess because it was a buffet and I’m not the kind of person who starts off with first course as salad and slowly builds it up…

I just pile whatever I see onto my plate and go OM NOM NOM NOM NOMZ lol.

That’s why I have sushi, smoked salmon, slice of lamb, ceasar salad and chinese noodles all on my plate -_-

Awesome buffet!!! Even if you guys can’t stay at the hotel, their buffet is definitely worth trying – good quality and wide variety of different cuisines.

My definition of an artistic shot during lunch lolol

My family leaves after lunch to do their own things and I invited Nick to come join me in the pool!!!!

Us “driving” their mini car in the middle of the hotel. Wtf.

The place is huge so they have people to drive you from Tower 1 to Tower 3!

Although there’s so many people walking around and just waiting for them to clear a path for you takes way longer than walking there yourself since it’s not that far anyway lol

One reason why I love hotels is because of their super friendly and helpful staff… how can the day go wrong when you have so many people ensuring your stay is as perfect as can be?

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My favourite thing about Marina Bay Sands is definitely their SkyPark.

Take the lift up to the 57th floor and the first thing that you will see is….

….The most AMAZING infinity pool in the world!!!!!!!!!

Dude how gorgeous is this place!!!!!

I spent hours just hanging around their pool and I still couldn’t get enough.

The PERFECT camwhoring backdrop :’)


Me and Nick!!!

Seriously without him I dunno how I would’ve gotten through my second term in school…

Every time we had an upcoming test or a new assignment or whatever else I needed to know about school work that I didn’t, he’d ring me up and help me out and basically he’s a huge lifesaver so TY Nichy boy!!! ♥

More good looking self indulged pictures because…. Why the hell NOT?!?

This is seriously the coolest pool in the whole damn world ♥ ♥ ♥

I feel so privileged to be one of the first few to swim in it! If you know of a cooler one, link me an image!!!!!

Will I get sunburns more easily because I’m sun tanning at the 57th floor instead of ground floor now?? I mean I am closer to the sun right?!?

It was INCREDIBLY hot up there (in the noon, but at night it’s very lovely and windy) so we didn’t waste any time in getting into the pool!!!

I love how little people there are, because it’s exclusive to hotel guests only so no randoms allowed!!

And for some reason more guests preferred to sit and watch people swim in the pool than to actually get in themselves. People say it’s too scary but I beg to differ… It’s beautiful and undoubtedly such a unique experience.

Why would you book a room at MBS and not swim in their god awesome pool wtf



…I am king of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Picture spamming time….

(btw some pics are taken with my DSLR but others obviously taken with a shitty digital cam so you should be able to tell the difference between the pictures’ quality!!!)

This is the view over the edge of the pool

I love how it looks like the water is just pouring into the city!!!!

But if you’re wondering whether it’s dangerous and where all that water goes…


This should answer all your questions!!!

It’s perfectly safe hey ;)

You can’t just swim off the edge!

The water goes down like this!


Yeah I could get used to this.

The other side of the view.

Hello Esplanade!! The bottom right blue thingy should be where the National Day Parade is going to be held…

I’m planning to watch the parade from the pool and I’m keeping my fingers crossed, hoping there won’t be too many people having the same idea as me! Talk about a romantic celebration!!!!

Fireworks would be such a lovely gift from Singapore to Sam on his birthday hehehe

Creepy feet underwater!!!

Oh and I love how clean the water is.

No fallen leaves, no dead insects, sand or anything because well.. it IS on the 57th floor!!!


Last picture of me in the pool :)

I had lotsa fun!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Random piccy of stones because I like how texture-y they look.

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Went back to my hotel room after that, Nick went to meet his friend for dinner and I was left to lounge around in the huge bathrobe they gave me.


LOVE!!!!

Nothing can be more comfortable than bathrobes… You don’t even have to wear underwear :P

I really enjoyed having all that time to myself… especially in such a comfortable setting. I swear they have the best beds, something about their linen makes everything so incredibly soft, it’s like lying on marshmallows!!!

I spent the next few hours lying in bed and watching TV.


HBO has the best movies!!!!

They were showing 17 again (Good movie, funny and Zac Efron is HOT) and Taking Chance (a true story about a marine escorting the remains of a fallen troop back to his hometown.. and how it’s like to be impacted by the death of somebody you don’t even know. So touching I cried like mad) and the last show was Radio Flyer!!!

Super cute kids :’)

I know you don’t care what movies I watched, but I wanna record it down so I’ll remember to watch it again in the future!

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Night fell and after a much appreciated nap, I decided to go to the 57th floor again to check out the view once more – this time, in darkness.

Posh lift lobby hahaha so bo liao lift lobby also want to take picture but I really do love hotels, there’s a certain beauty about them I cannot get over!!!

Walking to the pool…. *very excited*

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Boys and girls, I present to you….


Your gateway to ultimate heaven!!!!!!

I’m not very good at night photography, this was the best I could do, but isn’t it just STUNNING?!?

I love the view even more at night!!! It’s windy and sparkly and just too romantic. I wished my boyfriend was there with me.

I’ve never seen Singapore like this before, and even though we can’t see stars, I love how the city links twinkle in the darkness…

Last picture of the day.

Somebody asked me what I’d miss about Singapore if I were away in my Formspring today, and I can quite safely say….

I’d miss this.

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End of my heavy image post!!!!

Gosh that took forever to edit and upload. Anyways it’s like 3am now and I still haven’t packed for my Australia trip yet WTF need to shower and pack PRONTO.

Leaving at 7am and still haven’t packed… Procrastinating at its peak.


I am REALLY nervous about flying alone!!!!

Like I’ve mentioned before, I have troubles flying and I’m not looking forward to lugging around 2 weeks worth of winter clothing that’s probably gonna end up weighing 30kg :(

I’ve never flown alone before…

And I just hope I don’t mess out. I know I sound like a baby here, but well, flying has always been very foreign and scary to me even though I’ve done it many times - it’s just something I can never get used to.

I’m glad I got this post done in time because I wanted to do a lengthy update before I leave!!! Probably won’t be blogging for the next few days because I’ll be on a road trip with Gwen and Blake and Sam to Albany, yay!!!!!

Not sure if we’re having internet connection wherever I’m going but I’ll try to update as often as I can.

…..Australia here I come!!!!!!!!!

Flying to Australia in style with Qantas – OZ airline duh!!! Feeling very safe coz they’ve never crashed before. I am absolutely paranoid about everything exploding in my face.

..Ok bye. *blows air kisses*

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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