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I’m almost 23 and I don’t want to leave home

Before I dive into my story, here’s a little background- I have a Singapore passport but my parents are based in Shanghai (we’ve been living here since 2001). So whenever I go “home” it’s in Shanghai. But Singaporeans are only allowed to stay in Shanghai for two weeks without a visa, so I either leave within two weeks or spend money to apply for a visa. We don’t have a house in Singapore so we…

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Sep 2
I’m almost 23 and I don’t want to leave home
At #qibao (七宝) eating street food like #octopus satay, #quaileggs in shrimp and lotsa tofu #yum #foodie
Sep 1

At #qibao (七宝) eating street food like #octopus satay, #quaileggs in shrimp and lotsa tofu #yum #foodie

I love me some #homemade #herbal #chickensoup #healthy #鸡汤 #饭泡汤 #好喝 👌
Aug 30

I love me some #homemade #herbal #chickensoup #healthy #鸡汤 #饭泡汤 #好喝 👌

I just want to believe in you and me

I’ve rooted for their win since they auditioned with Toxic on The X Factor US. When they sang Say Something, I knew they were going to win; they won the last and final season of X Factor US. Now they’ve finally released a song and I can’t be more in love with it. This is Scarecrow by Alex and Sierra (can’t believe they’re only 23!). As usual, the lyrics speak right to my heart. They’re simply…

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Aug 27
I just want to believe in you and me
Purple airplane??! #Flying out in #style #geneva #switzerland #etihad #somanydamnkids #lordblessthisflight #gonnamissthisplace
Aug 18

Purple airplane??! #Flying out in #style #geneva #switzerland #etihad #somanydamnkids #lordblessthisflight #gonnamissthisplace

You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, I told him, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Four years ago I came to Europe, marveling at everything around me. The old architecture, the beautiful landscapes, the…

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Aug 18
Grounded in Europe

And I Hope You Want To Disappear, Too

Disappear by Mikky Ekko

Every time I close my eyes
I feel I cannot turn back
Every time I close my eyes
I want to fall back into you

So long, fresh breath of innocence
So long to the life we used to know
‘Cause every time I close my eyes
I want to disappear with you
And I hope you want to disappear, too

Stay and come out of the rain

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Aug 14
And I Hope You Want To Disappear, Too
Hi #Brussels #Belgium #Atomium #asian #tourist👆 #cantbelieveimreallyhere #blessed
Aug 13

Hi #Brussels #Belgium #Atomium #asian #tourist👆 #cantbelieveimreallyhere #blessed

Time Never “Flies By”

“The hardest part of saying goodbye is having to do it again every single day. Every day we face the same truth that life is fleeting, that our time here is short…”

Bridge Over Troubled Waters- One Tree Hill

I hate goodbyes. Whether it is over Whatsapp, Skype, emails, in person. Even though you know you’ll talk to or see them again the next day, the time between the last goodbye and the first hi…

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Aug 7
Time Never “Flies By”

It’s Yours

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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Aug 4
It’s Yours