Ice Cream Skool Cafe

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Located at Tampines St 42, a neighborhood nearby with an extremely small but cozy interior. Ice Cream Skool is its name. It may not look inviting from the outside but once you step in, you’ll never want to leave. It’s super comfortable, good place to have a read, maybe do your school work there with a scoop of ice cream to keep you company, a good place to have a catch-up sesh with a childhood friend of yours and all that good stuff.

They serve a range of different flavors of ice cream such as Milo which tastes like childhood – trust me on this, nostalgic feels will hit you hard once you try it – and there’s cotton candy, peanut butter, cookies and cream, all sorts of flavors! They also serve waffles to go with your ice cream. They also have a photobooth located opposite the ice cream counter. Adorable props provided, cool background and they’ll also give polaroid shots for free!

Couple of days ago, i visited this cafee with a good friend of mine to just have a chat. I got a plain waffle with a scoop of peanut butter ice cream and milo ice cream. It was delicious, they served the waffle hot with a drizzle of syrup and the two scoops of ice cream on the top. My friend, Shahil, got a scoop of his favorite, cookies and cream ice cream!

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If that doesn’t make you crave for ice cream then you’re probably really weird. It’s pleasant and appetizing, the waffle is crunchy but not too crunchy and did i mention? They serve chilled water for free too!

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With nice music playing in the background, the smell of syrup and waffles served with ice cream on the side and good company, i have to admit i had a great, cozy evening with Shahil! The cafe certainly gave me a warm and homely feel plus the atmosphere in the cafe made me want to stay longer! I’d rate it a 4 out of 5. Definitely a must visit. The price is also affordable ranging from $3++!

Nonetheless, go check it out if you’re nearby!

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Dance.

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I’ve always loved dancing! It’s a sport, a hobby, a pastime, a stress reliever, it is whatever you think it is. To me, dancing is something i do to distract myself from the stress i get, it’s also something i do to express my feelings and it’s basically a form of exercise to me since i don’t workout… at all. lol.

To many people, dancing probably doesnt mean shit to you but to the dancers themselves, dancing is putting your emotions into your limbs and body. It’s like painting on a canvas. And the price of your masterpiece is the amount of effort you put into dancing and the amount of emotions you express through dancing.

When did i start dancing?

I started at an early age. My mom tells me all sorts of stories about me dancing when i was as little as 5 years old! I would dance and sing along to HI-5, Winx Club, Bratz, Barbie movies and sometimes even MTV! (The old, classic MTV had a bunch of top hits, i dont know what happened to MTV now. And yes, i started watching MTV at age 5 years old. Don’t judge me.)

I was told that i used to wear my pink ballerina dress with frills and spandex corset and do pirouettes around the house as i listen to classic tunes. I used to dance and record myself pretending to be Gabriella from High School Musical along with my cousins and at times, i’d do it alone because what are friends? JK. It was embarrassing but i had a lot of fun growing up and dancing.

I joined drama club and traditional malay dance in Primary school and explored my capabilities further more in Secondary school by joining Dance Dynamics – which is basically hip-hop/locking/lyrical/LA Style but i quit soon after because the club got out of hand – and joined drama club. I had a passion for Performing arts and dancing and acting had to be my two favourite. I attempted joining acapella too, i got inspired by Pentatonix and it was so good. I joined the A Capella Society for a month then stopped because my national exams was around the corner.

Now i’m in Temasek Polytechnic and i managed to join Temasek Poly’s Dance Ensemble. In general, it’s a dance club with 3 genres – Hip-Hop, BBoy and Modern. Out of the 400 who auditioned, i was one of the 70+ people who managed to get selected. Currently, i’m exploring my dance knowledge so i’m working on hip-hop(of course), locking, popping and street jazz. I’m also going for Street Jazz classes outside of school!

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What inspires me?

My seniors inspire me, those who can dance a lot of genres, Ditto and everything else! I want to be a pro in dancing. I want to inspire people with dancing. I get inspired by other dancers so i can inspire other beginner dancers. It’s a complicated concept but i’m learning!

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Ups and Downs.

I’ve had a lot of tough times throughout this dancing passion of mine. It’s a really big commitment and you have to have a lot of responsibility. Sacrifice a little here and there, take a lot of risks. It’s also a very time-consuming and tiring. It will be all worth it!

On the bright side, i’ve managed to improve as i explore my dancing shoes. I’ve made new friends along the way and i’ve had people tell me i’m more groovy than the people who actually have professional experience! It’s a good feeling. 

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Goals.

I intend to further explore other genres so i’m slowly learning genres i never thought i’d do such as modern and bboy! I want to get myself recognised and perhaps add dance videos onto YouTube! But it will not be anytime soon. I’m working on it though! As for now, i’m exploring the dance community and perhaps in the future, i’ll be choreographing for people!

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Universal Studios Singapore – Halloween Horror Night 5

Saturday, 3rd October

5 P.M.

I met up with the usual people i hangout with in Secondary school. Beverly, Shahil, Nazlyn and Dextre. So there was a total of 5 of us. We took bus 10 to Vivo City from Tampines interchange, it was a long journey but a fun one. Me and Shahil sat at thee back, Beverly and Dexter sat in front of us followed by Nazlyn. We all had our earpieces plugged into our ears and we were listening to some music. Except, we were a little excited so we were just singing aloud and jammin’ to the songs played. We had a great laugh – one of my unforgettable moments with the bunch too. 🙂

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Exhausted from all the lip syncing to Beyonce’s hit, Listen. 😛 Did i also mentioned we went for a B&W outfit theme?!

6:30 P.M.

We arrived at our destination and took bus RWS8 from the bus stop we alighted from and it took us at least 20 mins to get there. When we arrived, all we could see was tourists bustling in and out of the casino, people taking photographs at the iconic Universal globe with mist everywhere. It was a lovely sight, knowing that i will have a good day. People were queuing to get their faces painted, express passes and of course to get into the amusement park itself. And of course, we had to get the express pass!

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7:45 P.M.

We were already inside the park, waiting for the grand opening. A gust of mist exploded ahead of us, as the crowd waited for gates to open. A man in a lab suit stood in the middle of the pathway, greeting us with fear. Stuntmen appeared at the back of us as fog cleared it’s way. It was a sdcary sight but amusing to because we got to see stuntmen in spooky costumes abseil their way down the retro buildings and jump off a great height. It was entertaining. As the gates opened everyone patiently made their way into the amusement park. We went for the haunted house first.

The first haunted house is always the scariest because we really didn’t know what to expect. This haunted house was themed after the legendary, spooky, block 50 in Singapore. (Not sure what was it though.) Dexter took the lead, then Beverly, Nazlyn, myself and Shahil. We all held each others hands. All of us were filled with excitement. We had wide smiles on our faces, it was an unforgettable moment. I remember hearing screams and laughter in the haunted house, i squeezed Nazlyn and Shahil’s hands out of fear and i also remember Shahil running ahead of me because a ghost was running after him. It was hilarious and super fun!

Later, we moved on and saw another haunted house, a zombie-themed haunted house but it was crowded so we decided to move on with the next one first. The next segment of the amusement park was a sci-fi themed. There were alien-like mascots on stilts, it was cool to me! It reminded me of a dream i had about fighting zombies! We took several photos with the mascots and only these two pictures turned out decent. The laser lights at the back was a good addition to the atmosphere too!

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After taking photos, we walked further down and reached the Transformer section. Although the Transformer ride wasn’t that much of a thriller, we decided to go for it because… why not? It was a short ride and soon after, we took a break, bought ourselves a bottle of Coca – Cola to freshen up and hydrate ourselves.

Not far from where we were was the two big rollercoaster rides, the Cylon and Human rides! Basically, it’s the main reason why people go to USS! What more, it’s in the dark! We took the Cylon ride first. We put away our bags in a locker nearby and queued in line. The moment i sat in the coaster ride, i immediately feel like i’m gonna have a muscle ache on my cheek for laughing and smiling too much. I knew it was gonna be one hell of a ride. It was first time so i sat next to Shahil – my good pal.

Then, the ride begun. The rattling of the chains of the roller coaster track rang in my ears, the riders behind us were cheering on, and then the roller coaster sped up. My head threw back, my hair went flying in all directions and i could barely feel my face. I couldn’t scream because it was so fast i just couldn’t catch up! My stomach literally went up my throat. (Use literally when youre actually being literal. lmao.) I had to grab Shahil’s hand in the midst of the ride because we both were scared shitless.

In less than 2 minutes, we were already walking out of the attraction. It was a fast one yet thrilling. Next, we went to the mummy ride! The express queue, however, is taking a long time so we decided to take the fast lane. We entered the universal attraction queue and ran as fast as we can, parkour-ed over a crate, ran in circles and went down under the rope fences and then eventually, we’re at the very front of the express pass queue. We haven’t gotten into the ride and we’re already having our own fun! When we actually got into the ride, we knew every word, every turn and every moment this ride will bring us. We knew this ride so well, we actually memorised the ride. When the time comes, we decided to put on a straight face for the camera. And boy, did we pull it off! Hahaha. Read More