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It’s been a tiring but fruitful week as I celebrated my 24th Birthday last week. So many great memories so it’s time I updated you all on what went down last week so read on if you’re interested! 🙂

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So first off was when Volkswagen Singapore decided to sponsor me their Golf Cabriolet for the week, it’s the first time in my life I’ve driven a convertible sports car and MAN IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. Well of course the first thing when I received the car was to test out how fast the car could go… (Eh, I guess every normal guy would do that). We all like speed, don’t we? The acceleration was pretty sick, and I really loved the car.

It was also nice that I could finally drive my parents in a sports car. It has always been one of my dreams to be able to drive them in a car like that. I remember having a conversation with my mum and dad before and telling them to survive until I get the chance to drive them in a sports car, and I’m glad that this opportunity came early even before I start my work life.

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I know this car thing sounds a bit lame, but I think every kid would always want the best for their parents, and for me that was for them to see a successful me before they leave this earth. I know I may sound negative but I always fear that my parents may be gone one day, so I’m always constantly striving to be the best I can so that they can be happy as well. Because parents are usually selfless in nature, and it would mean the world to them when they see that their children are doing well.

Honestly, this car has created some great memories for my family and I. But like I said in many of my blog post, life isn’t always a smooth sail. Here’s something really really stupid and childish that happened at the parking lot when I first got my car.

It was after my afternoon session, and the sun was setting, and the temperature was perfect. I decided to drive top down, since I only have the convertible for 2 days. My family wanted to dine at one of the restaurants at the airport, so I drove top down there. I found a parking lot in front of me and went for the lot. As I wasn’t really familiar with my car, I took a longer time to reverse into my lot. That was when this driver (who was with his girlfriend) started to hold his honk and honked me.

it was legitimately a “BEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!” So obviously I got shocked and I turned around to look at him. So I raised my hands up, signalling to him on what the issue was. He drove up to me, and winded down his window.

“Yo, is there an issue?” I asked him.

“Yeah obviously there is, you take so long to park for f***?” He shouted.

“What the, can’t you just wait for 1 minute??” I was quite pissed at this point in time.

“Of course cannot la!!!” His girlfriend replied.

“Eh, do you have any idea how stupid you sound right now?” I was legitimately damn pissed at this point in time.

“F*** YOU!!!!!” He shouted.

“Yo if you have anything you’re unhappy about, get out of your car, we can always talk it out, if not right now, you just sound really stupid.” I was doing my best not to sink down to his level of stupidity.

“F*** YOU!!!!!!!!!!” And he sped off with his girlfriend.

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This was one of the bad cases which I’ve experienced when driving the Cabriolet. I don’t know what made him so angry, but I’ll let you figure that out!

Overall, that case did piss me off quite a bit, but it became a lot better when I met my parents at the airport and we had sushi!!! 🙂

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So Saturday came and M Social sponsored me a day stay in their Loft Gallery for the day. The rooms have a really classy concept to it. What surprised me was that the hotel actually features a 2 story room!!! So first level is like the chill level, and the second level is where the queen size bed is. So for people who are thinking of hosting a party here, it’s first floor party, and crash after the party on the second floor. 🙂

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They also have an awesome pool with a gym at the back for those that want to workout. Really like the concept a lot 🙂

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And came the final segment of the night – My mentor called a few close friends over and hosted my birthday party at his house. There were 2 cakes – one from my family and one from his. I might have gained a few pounds over the week! But hey, birthday only happens once a year, so when it’s time to indulge, INDULGE!!!! The 2 cakes were chocolate ice cream cake and OREO cheesecake. I love oreos, and I think everyone loves oreos too hahaha.

P.S. Sorry I didn’t manage to snap a photo of the cakes, was too busy indulging.

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You can’t really see my mentor from that photo but here’s a closer shot of him. He’s someone that helps me behind the scenes whenever I get into shit. So in simple terms, every time I get into shit, I call him for advice and help HAHAHA. But he’s always willing to talk to me even when I call him during his family time.

I personally find it important to have a mentor in your life – Someone you can pour your deepest troubles to in times of need. Someone that doesn’t judge you no matter how ridiculous your situation may be. And someone that will stay by your side even when odds are stacked against you.

Parents are pretty similar to mentors, just that there are some things which you may be afraid to open up to your parents in fear that they may scold you; that’s when a mentor plays an important role into ensuring that things are still going well with you though you may seem to be ok on the outside.

So all in all, thanks for always listening to my troubles Yeoh!

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My closest friends shared a boat together on Sunday to hang out and chill, which was really fun as we finally got time to gather and catch up with each other after soooooooo long.

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My favorite crew – I think we click so well because all of us are pretty genuine people. We will always stand by each other through almost everything.

It’s really good to know that no matter what happens, we’ll always be there for each other. Even if we may be wrong at times, we will be wrong together. 🙂

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On a side note, it was really nice to get Macallan on board with us on this board trip. First time drinking a Macallan and it was really good! But hey, I only drink during really special occasions, so swimmers, please don’t use that as an excuse to drink!

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And that concludes my birthday week. Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes. I haven’t exactly replied all of you yet, but I will, soon, just give me time yeah. 🙂

Also, if you think that I’m living the “high life”, I actually only do this once a year at most. My daily life includes waking up at 4:45am for training, followed by work, followed by another session of training, then I’ll be home for dinner. It’s a pretty regimental life so I don’t usually have time for R&R like these, so this is one of the few days I get to enjoy myself!

If you’re wondering how much it is to book a Yacht, it’s about $100 per pax, so it beats going to a club for drinks, as you all can actually chill and really catch up with your friends after not seeing them for a long time.

Hope this post gives you an update on how my birthday week went! And to those of you who haven’t had their birthday celebrations, hope this gives you an idea on how to celebrate your upcoming birthday. 🙂

 

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