Lunch Kakis Gathering!

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My new plant! xD

It has been a week of sneezing and coughing-my-lungs-out – okay, maybe not lungs but I almost coughed all my food out a few times! Seriously annoying.

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<3

Finally got the book in my hand after making a reservation for it! Loved the movie and I thought most of the times book is better, so I was looking forward to read it! And boy~ It is addictive!
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Got one with lots of filling again! YAY~! :D

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Reason why I don’t recover~
But it’s curry!!! *slurrrrrp!*

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Look who’s back from Finland!
Shall show a video of the pretty gift in action some day~

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Free breakfast again from dear colleague! Hehehe~

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Another reason why I don’t recover…
But it’s Tom Yum Yum Yum!!!!

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Surprise gift from Mr Director!
But it’s a super toot Han Wei from super long ago! x.x

Who gives random photos as Christmas card, seriously?! But at least I got someone that I like; Ping got Ping Hui, whom she has no interest in at all, while Ally was worse – she got a random Malaysian actor’s photo…LOL.
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STARBUCKS 1-FOR-1!!! :D

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Late dinner with Mommeyyyyyyyyyyy~

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Her: “What does a virgin eat for breakfast?”

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Saturdate!

Morning walks ((:
Hoping to see the Christmasy garden lighting up at night too!!!
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Finally had our first gathering ever since the guys left! Still so much nonsense from them even before we met up -_-“

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Crab stock ramen!

Joke of the night:

Uncle J: *contemplating whether to order his usual Oolong tea or not* That day I was at the coffeeshop drinking Oolong then this uncle suddenly came over and told me, “小弟,你不要喝这么多,等下站不起来。”

Me: Oh yah… 会脚软~

Uncle J: Oh! You mean like really 站不起来 ah?! CHEY!!!!! I thought he meant it the other way (impotent)! Okay, then I order!

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

Really tempted to get a selfie stick too!!! Hahaha!
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Chup ji kah~

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Cupcakes With Love!
Too bad they aren’t as good anymore :(

Everyone’s super duper full so we decided to go for some gift-shopping in aid of digestion. Walked till our legs were tired but still couldn’t find anything in the end! D:

The guys were so delighted when we announced to take a break from shopping and sit down somewhere for tea! Hahaha! So much for complaining about no girlfriend = no shopping!

D: My shirt is from Zalora~

K: My shoes also from Zalora~

Me: Huh! You guys shop online one meh?

D: No choice lah… No girlfriend, can only stay at home.

Me: Yah right -.- When you have girlfriend you will complain and say “Huh…don’t go out lah… So crowded everywhere… We stay at home today okay~”

D: Eh..you my girlfriend before is it?

LOLOL. But it’s true what! Don’t guys always complain about going out -_-“

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Pretty interior of Christmas tree @ Orchard Central!

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Pink X’mas!

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Selfie~

Wefies time again! xD
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Love this shot!

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Beauty Products!

Recently I have been editing this new variety programme that is all about women stuff and learned quite a bit of makeup and skincare as well~ So as inspired, I am finally doing this post that I have been wanting to do for those who are interested – my day and night skin care regime! I don’t splurge a lot on facial products each month, but I do splurge whenever there is good deals from my air stewardess friend! :D

So in a few months time, I will be turning 26 – going into my late 20s (x.x), so skin care is more and more important during this “quarter-life crisis” period! And not all products will be suitable for your skin age anymore~ But I’m not the kind that usually find any products exceptionally effective, so this is not a recommendation post but just sharing on what I use (:

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Day Care Facial Products

Day Care
For toner, I use Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion to keep my skin moisturised in the air-con room at work~ One drop locks up an ocean!

I only started using essence in the recent year and I think it’s a step skipped by many girls as well. But it actually helps your skin to absorb your moisturiser (which is the next step) better! I was using Laneige Original Essence at the start but after I finished 2 bottles and don’t see much effect, I switched to Lancôme Advanced GÉNIFIQUE Youth Activating Concentrate, as highly raved by Yinning and Nadine. But as usual, I don’t see any visible difference on my skin…hehe. But I do feel a bit of tightening effect right after applying and I kinda like it!

For moisturiser, I have been faithful to my Neutrogena Hydro Boost, which I have recommended to many and they all love it! It’s really hard to find a moisturiser that doesn’t leave that oily feel on your skin and makes it hard for applying makeup on, but this water gel gets absorbed so well that it doesn’t leave that you with an oily face at all!

Of course on top of these, I have my Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold eye care products which I did not include~

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Night Care Facial Products

Night Care

For toner, I use Bodyshop’s Seaweed Clarifying Toner, since I have already hydrated in the day, it’s time to clarify the skin now (:

For essence, I started on the highly-raved SK-II 神奇水 this year after hearing that it “locks” your skin at the age that you start using and 25 is a good age to start on SK-II products, because it may be too strong for younger skin. (Disclaimer: That’s just what I heard) So I guess if it can really lock your skin age, of course I wanna lock it at the youngest possible age right! Haha! But again, actually I don’t see much visible effect as raved by Yinning’s Sis and others who have tried the product! I really think it’s my problem >.<

I usually concentrate more on night care because I can explore different products without having to worry about whether it will affect my makeup or not. So I switch amongst 4 different moisturisers regularly so that my skin can be pampered differently every night! Starting from The Face Shop’s smim series emulsion, which I’ve gotten since my Korea trip and it never seems to deplete! I know the shelf life of skincare product is usually 1 year after opening but so far there’s no negative effect on me, so I guess it’s still safe to use? Hehe… Anyway this is a bit too oily for my liking~

Next 2 are both from Laneige – one for moisturising and one for firming. I believe there are many Laneige fans out there and their Water Sleeping Pack is an all-time favourite for all! Their Firming Sleeping Pack is pretty good too as you can really feel the tightening effect! I believe judging from the jelly-form in its bottle (and it goes back to this smooth jelly form every time you use), you can tell how it’s gonna work on your skin already ;)

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Last but not least, I also have the Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream from Xiao Qiao, which gives a cooling effect when applied on the skin! But looking at how much I like to explore night skin care products, I think it’s gonna take some time for me to finish each of them =/

On top of daily skin care, of course I try to exfoliate and also use facial masks whenever I have time! Cause I don’t go for facials like many girls do so I have to depend on these to maintain good complexion! Used to have more discipline and do it every 3 days or so but I’m getting lazier now, so sometimes it’s only once every 2-3 weeks! Bad bad bad~ Need to get back my self-discipline if not I’ll be yellow-face woman! T.T

Rainbow & Sunshine

Had a longgggg weekend as in a super packed one lasting from Saturday morning all the way till Sunday evening that I did not even go home for more than 24 hours! Hahaha! Didn’t even feel like there were 2 days for weekend! But it was all worthwhile ((:

Happy start at Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee! Never thought I would have the chance to visit this place one day since it’s way too far and inaccessible, but I finally did! :D
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Look at the yummy cakes!!!

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Pretty interior~

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Modern simplicity (:

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<3 the red velvet!!!
Moist and has a fruity smell!

They are quite well-known for rainbow cake but I think there are much better ones out there like Ply’s & Bakery Chef’s~
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Kid + cake = JOY!

Managed to work out a little before indulging in another feast at night! No regular project this week but the volunteers decided to have a gathering cum birthday celebration for the 2 December babies! Couldn’t join them for the day activity but I still went all the way down to the east for dinner with them (:
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1 of the goodies from Japan!
I am rich now!!!

And suddenly, loud birthday music started playing through the entire Pizza Hut, leaving all of us looking blur. Cause there was no warning that it’s time for the birthday celebration and neither did we see any cake coming out! Hahaha!

In the end it turned out that there was just some delay in the cake part~ But I guess that made the surprise even more successful because if even we were being surprised, I bet the 2 birthday boy and girl were surprised too! xD
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Birthday girl!

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Birthday boy!

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Customised birthday cupcakes for the alcoholic birthday girl! xD

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Getting drunk before drinking???

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Making wishes!

Happy Birthday to the 2 December babies!!! :D
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Birthday turned wedding! Haha!

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The ever-drunk girl! xD

At the end of the dinner, we also each gave her a can/bottle of beer because that’s her favourite! Now that’s the real alcoholic okay~ Haha!

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Happy outing! ((:

Off for stayover at Sis’s place again and this time round, I was given the 2 臭臭s automatically without having to ask for! It’s like a standard privilege to let me have 2 臭臭s now…hehehehehehehe!

Me: Yiyi bring home the 2 臭臭 okay???

Isaac: Don’t want lah… Next week come, then Isaac give you 2 臭臭 again~

❤_❤
Off for cycling at ECP again because the little prince king wants to! We managed to squeeze in front again and had a lovely date together! Hehe! And he cam-whored with me with cute faces this time!!! *melttttttttttttt*
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Super sunny!!!

Lunch at Sushi Tei before I was finally back home~ But not for long; headed over to Chii Hian’s place soon after to have our virgin try on macaron-baking!

I wasn’t pinning much hope from the start as I know macaron is not easy to make, but Chii Hian on the other hand was 101% confident that we would succeed on our first try -_- And in the end? Of course she was the most disappointed one! Hahaha!

We already kinda know that we would fail after our eggs mixture did not turn out the way it should~ But to give up halfway, I thought we might as well try baking to see what it turns out. And ta-duh~! Our failed macaron that do not look a bit like macaron at all! xD
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It turned out to be like some very sweet biscuit and it was actually better than I thought! Chii Hian refused to eat a second piece because she was way too disappointed and she kept repeating, “This is not macaron :( ” LOL. While her dad and I shared the same sentiment that at least we have biscuits! I mean I imagined our failure to be like some watery stuff that is not even edible!!! HAHAHAHA!
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Did not even bother making the filling so I filled them up with Nutella instead~
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Chii Hian was saying that I’m very pessimistic at the start, but look who’s the one being utterly disappointed? And who’s the one being optimistic in the end? Hahaha!

It’s not that I am pessimistic, I just like to be prepared for the worst so that if I succeed, there’s a surprise; if I fail, there’s no disappointment. In other words, I am just saving my optimism to the end when I need it! :P

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Long-awaited bee manicure by my personal manicurist!

The more I stare at them, the more they look like they are drawn by marker…hahahahaha!
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Typical Singaporean!

Had a hectic start for our project on this particular week whereby there were only 4 volunteers including myself when I reached! Usually by this timing, some would be helping to get the residents down, while some would be preparing for the art & craft~ But this week, before I could get briefed about what we gonna do, I was asked to bring the female residents down since I was the only female volunteer there.

Then it was 1 volunteer to each table for the art & craft session, which was quite chaotic! (Usually we have about 3 volunteers helping at each table.) It doesn’t help that one of them at my table was throwing a huge tantrum when we didn’t allow her to take extra paper. Yea it may seems like it’s just a piece of paper, but over here we always try to standardise things – one each means one each.

So in the midst of teaching the residents how to make the paper Christmas tree, I also had to deal with the one who tore up her piece of paper to express her displeasure! I could just ignore if she didn’t wanna make the tree, since I have like 8 other residents who are waiting for me to teach, but not when the tantrum went to the extent of tearing up others’ work to further express her anger!

It was quite mission impossible having to teach and lecture at the same time – I only have 1 mouth. It was also impossible to drag her off the others because it’s best to let them calm down than to further agitate them. Yea so I could only keep trying to stop her and thank goodness more volunteers arrived by then, so I could resume teaching and leave the lecturing to the others. Phew~ Definitely not a good start!

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Preparing for MINDS camp!

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They said I look like catwoman with this -_-“

Dinner with the volunteers as usual followed by our regular card game! Although we have played it so many times by now, we still always have new things to laugh over each week! Hahaha! Gonna miss hanging out with them for the next few months, but will definitely still be back for occasional dinners with them! (:

Half of Sunday was spent at Sis’s place before going off for Sundate with Mommeyyyyyyyy! The loveboy almost didn’t wanna let me go off….awwwwwwww~ <3

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Our Mexican dinner @ Baja Fresh!

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Huge fan of quesadilla!

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Dessert!

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Very full but always cannot resist ice-cream sandwich!

Accompanied her to watch Rise of the Legend which is not bad, but definitely doesn’t beat those martial arts films by Donnie Yen or Jet Lee~
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Finally took a break from Ladies Nite project and it wasn’t exactly a break, because I wish I didn’t have that break~ I am always thankful for nice producers and interesting projects that I can at least relate to, so I am happy with my Ladies Nite! Haha!

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Finally had my yam duck rice again!!! <3

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Somewhere over the rainbow ((:

Went for 2 days of hot yoga (since I missed last week) followed by Zumba on the third consecutive day and it was mad shaggeddddddddddd! Felt like a 80-year-old after that – aching all over~ But hot yoga really, really helps my stiff back so much!!!

Rewarded myself with a sinful Friday night of sweet treats with Kai Bin & co! I had been wanting to try the latest craze - llao llao but the queue is always so crazy! The girls didn’t mind queuing and at the same time, Kai Bin wanted to try the other latest craze – Honey Creme, and both happened to be at 313, so we actually queued for both! Hehe! Typical Singaporean much! xD

But my queue for llao llao was so much longer and crazier that I had a shock! For a moment I thought I’m like some fangirl queuing for some concert ticket! And I don’t even do that! Seriously crazy!!! But then again, I am the kind that “everything must try at least once!

So 10 minutes into the queue, Kai Bin and Chii Hian came up with 3 Honey Creme – candy floss, honey comb & comb honey!
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We were all so excited to try but it turned out to be okay only~ Couldn’t quite taste the difference between the honey comb and comb honey, but I think it’s definitely nicer than normal vanilla ice-cream, which I usually dislike. Luckily it only took less than 10 minutes!

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Nevertheless, Honey Creme – checked! :D

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Do you see it? Soft Ice-cream & Beeeeeeee!

And then after another 40 minutes, we finally got our llao llao too! We all felt that llao llao is much nicer than Honey Creme because there are so much stuff inside – fruits, topping and syrup/sauce~ I actually quite like it personally and have no regrets queuing for, but if I have to queue 50 minutes each time, I will definitely reconsider :(
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Thank you girls for fulfilling my wish! :D

Quote that I stare at every week in the midst of enduring through the poses!

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(via my yoga studio!)

Xiao Qian’s 25th!

It’s already December and I am still clearing November’s entries x.x
It’s been a busy and tiring week!

Celebrated Xiao Qian’s belated at Nakhon Kitchen! Didn’t know they have an outlet in AMK now so I finally get to try it! :D
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Our Thai dinner!

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Overseas snacks again from Nad & Ning! Hehe!

And again, what’s a birthday without a cake! Though it was a failed surprise, we still had fun with the candid expressions of the birthday girl xD
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Wanna-pose-for-camera-yet-afraid-that-the-candle-will-go-off face…hahahahaha!
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A quick pose!

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A quick wish! xD

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Ending with a big blow!

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Cutting the Bailey cake from Pine Garden (next door)!

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Happy Birthday to the cute birthday girl! <3

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Margarita night (:

Winter wear shopping with Mr Teacher~ Nope, it’s not snowing in Singapore (though it is on my blog). Neither am I the one travelling, it’s the Mr. who’s flying and I was there just as a winter wear consultant, even though I had not been to any winter countries before -_-“

So it was more like a cam-whoring time for me instead! Hahaha! Think I may really wanna consider getting a beanie!
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Conclusion: Winter wear makes you look FAT!!!

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Cupid fairy’s mission this time!

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Christmas came early~ My first Herschel! :D

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Craving!

Breakfast treat from boss – Pek Kio wanton noodle! No idea where’s that but it’s indeed quite nice! Especially from someone who isn’t a fan of wanton noodle~
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Japanese lunch

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My lunch, because I was still full from the wanton mee x.x

Met some cute friends on the way back!
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My first try on 猪脚醋!Don’t even have to wait till 坐月子!HAHAHA.
Feel blessed whenever I am invited for home dinner ((:

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