The First of 2017

The first day of 2017 was spent at home, sadly. But it would be sadder to spend it at home, having nothing to keep myself occupied~ Met a yellow bird on the way! Hope it’s gonna change my luck for the better this 2017!!!
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Rush rush rush, cause the directors are coming in real soon! Last round again, which means all the climax shit again 😐
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Yea drama is supposed to be the more dramatic the better, but the climax scene is also always the most challenging scene to edit. Confirm a lot of shots/cams, which also means a lot of conti errors. Can’t believe this took me 1.5 days to finish 😫😫😫 Damn long a scene.

Wanna go over to take photos with the colourful flats on NYE but no chance, so shall take from afar~ Goodbye 2016, goodbye rainbow flats.
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Ended up working for 10 hours because it started pouring when I wanted to leave. Even the sky is crying for me 🌧🌊

Thought I gonna spend the last day of the long weekend working as well, but I only worked 1 hour. Famished again~ Finished all my biscuits the previous night 😐 I think I can really survive everyday with just snacks and biscuits…lol.

Private screening again! Caught Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and I thought it’s those lame kids show, but it was actually very nice! A bit like Alice In the Wonderland 2 kind of movie – funny and exciting at the same time 😊
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Mahjong + Jägerbomb to end off the weekend~! Luck was not as good this time and I was losing at the start. Like hardly ‘hu‘; only earned from all the ‘gang‘ to balance out the losses. It was only the very last round that I ‘diao zhng‘ many times and kept winning + ‘gang-ing‘…muahahaha! But only 15 bucks luh 😅
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Back to work and the atas boy – Joey came back to freelance with atas chocolate from London! 好吃~
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Sauté for lunch again because I had been thinking of my Tom Yum pasta ever since NYE!!! Hahahaha! Finally tried the salted egg yolk fries too 😍 Love everything!
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It was a super full meal though~ But so damn satisfying!!!
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Another private screening – The Girl On The Train! I wanted to watch it when it was out in the cinema because it feels a bit like Gone Girl, but I missed it.
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Not as fantastically-plotted as Gone Girl, because I managed to guess the ending, but it still managed to keep me engaged too! A bit disturbing though, because the guy who can’t keep his dick to himself is such an asshole. Like the real truth can actually be so scary, so can a person. The girl who died is also like ever sexually-deprived 🙄 They make a perfect match actually.

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Long-missed hotpot rice! 😍

Went to my favourite Timbre – the one at Art House after a really long time~ I think the last time I went there was 6 years ago? Gosh. I like the ambience there the best because it’s by the river, but it’s also one of the most popular outlets so it’s always hard to get seats.

We managed to get a table but it wasn’t by the river..boohooo~ All the tables reserved for walk-ins are blah. Really need to book few days in advance! We were seated next to a huge fan, which was kinda good and bad. Can be irritating at times (the hair!!!) 😒

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Starting my round before the girls reached!

And I skipped lunch for them! Actually it’s for this pizza 😛 Timbre pizzas just cannot be missed!!! Hehe!
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Oh I think Timbre is popular also for the band (not just the food), but this band wasn’t fantastic for a Friday night. Usually Friday/Saturday bands are like the best~ And we hardly heard before half the songs that they played 😐 Are we ageing or are they too indie?
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It is always tough arranging a meetup with PPGs because everyone’s pretty busy with par-tors and etc, and Nad is also busy with her online shop launch! So proud of all her designs! Yes, all uniquely designed by her friend and her! Really beautiful clothes!!!
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We had a good time laughing + admiring Xiao Qian’s virgin modeling experience 😍 So pretty one, my friend! Anyway shopaholics, it’s time to shop for CNY clothes! Do support!!!

Had a super belated birthday celebration for Xiao Qian and also an advanced celebration for Yinning! I think Rive Gauche‘s standard has either dropped or their mango cakes just ain’t as good as Four Leaves‘s. The mangoes were not very fresh and a bit close to rotting kind 😕 Still prefer the ganache cake!
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November baby VS January baby!

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PPGs 💖

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Can’t believe Xiao Qian just turned 27!!! Tsk.

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We are all turning 28…

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Aggressive blow 😆

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Happy Birthday, my ladies! 😘

There was nothing to keep us at Timbre – band wasn’t great, seat wasn’t too great either. Yea so we decided to check out other places and Nad brought us to this beautiful newly-built place that is so pretty! 😀
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Quite a number of drinking places there and we settled for a beer place – Alchemist, because the girls wanted to try their fruit beers~
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We tried a few and couldn’t really tell the difference 😐 And some of them are actually cider, but taste more like beer to me leh!
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I am not a fan of beer, so I had a really hard time deciding which to choose. Settled for this honey flavoured one in the end and surprisingly, this time round I was the last to finish my drink! 😱 Really not a beer or gassy drink person~ Even for cider, I would prefer to share.
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Failed shot outside the shop!

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The staff were photo-bombing us on purpose! Haha!

In the end, I think the shot we took with the bathroom mirror is much nicer 😂 Lighting is very, very, very important!
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Great catch-up session with lots of updates 😊😊😊

The Last of 2016

Gosh. It’s 2017 already and I am still clearing back logs of 2016! 😣 So so so busy!!! Anyway, on the last few days of 2016, I finally visited Chye Seng Huat! Can’t believe it took me 3 years to finally visit this place even though I had been wanting to…hahaha! All thanks to Xuannie, 够大牌 for me to go!
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Our desserts 😍

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My black forest cake!
Expected it to be more moist since it’s an alcoholic cake~

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But super Christmas-sy!

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Xuannie’s earl grey cake!

Attempted a photography session outside the cafe~ Samsung VS iPhone!
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Of course iPhone wins lah! My depth of field like so minimal!
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Fulfilled another on the to-do list which is to go back Henderson Waves again!
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Because I did not get to sit down and relax when I was there during the retreat!!! Hahaha! It’s really such a nice place to just chill and there are so many people chilling out there! Even having picnics and all 😍 My kind of dates! Super got 情调 and romantic lor~
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Long time since the last time I had this pumpkin dish! OMG~ Nobody can resist the last piece! 😂
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Was supposed to have lunch with Shrine and this crazy fellow cabbed down to join us when I was already walking over to meet Shrine 😑 But very spontaneous and 爽快 I must say! And guess what? He actually wore the same shirt as me!!!
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I swear it was pure coincidence! Or maybe it was the 默契 after knowing each other for 22 years 😂 This photo even got us more than 100 likes! HAHAHAHA!
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Impromptu cycling session after work with buddy and we decided to cycle to Gui’s house to visit 二筒!The journey there was so damn tiring because there are so many up slopes!!! Zzzzzz. Thank goodness it wasn’t a wasted trip even though 二筒 was about to sleep! Haha!
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He smiled at me so many times before he got sleepy again and went back to his signature blur face 😂
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I know it’s super random but we decided to cycle over to Min’s house next to visit her mum! LOL! Buddy said we are like some social workers, going around the neighbourhood for home visits 😆 But that’s the good thing about living near to one another, right!

Auntie was so surprised and happy that we visited her to chit-chat~ Somehow we always have so much to chat about! All the updates and etc too. Soon, Min will move to her new house and I think auntie’s gonna miss our random visit even more 😛

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The last of the last 😥

Caught Star Wars – Rogue One and it’s so complicated to me! Maybe because I’m not a Star Wars fan, so I was confused over all the different planets and etc. What Death Star, this star that star.  But it was still quite exciting for me~
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Celebrated the last day of work for 2016 with a bottle of Moscato! 😀 I brought it for Christmas but I ended up being sick, so finally an occasion to celebrate! Especially when our 酒鬼阿姐 director is here…hahaha!
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Off for yoga before heading down to Unplugged to support JJ again! Actually it’s because I really, really miss the super spicy wanton! 😀
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Had the same Midori drink! Had a good catch-up session with le volunteers~ Not joining them for the countdown the next day, so I joined them for drinks at least.
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Sauté on NYE!
LOVE THE SUNNY PIZZA!!!

Caught The Great Wall and it was awesome! Not that the plot is super special or unpredictable, but it was shot pretty well~ I like it, and I think that was the only great thing that happened this NYE.
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Catching the last sunset of 2016…
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And testing out different camera modes~
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Really just wanted a simple and happy NYE, but it turned out to be sadder than last year‘s…haaa. And the saddest thing is, there will never be a 31.12.2016 again as much as I wish I can reverse the time to this day again and make it a happy one. Even till now. But it will only be a lifetime 遗憾 and I don’t think I will let it happen again in 2017.
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Christmas In Jakarta!

Was looking forward to this year’s Christmas because I was looking forward to my getaway~! 😛 Finally another flight-trip since Aussie and finally my turn to take photos with Pikachu!!! Hahaha!
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Spending another Christmas with this girl! I just recalled last year I was in Hong Kong with her during Christmas holiday too! 😱
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Ambassador of 纯粹。喝 😂

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Too much caffeine, resulting in a 三连拍!

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Cho~ happy shot with Pikachu!

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Ki siao liao ki siao liao~

Spotted a hidden Snorlex! Wah lao you think you can hide meh…you are Snorlex leh 😐
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Getting crazy again with Lyn’s selfie stick 😂 I swear it’s the caffeine lah!
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Third consecutive year of taking photo with the Christmas tree at the airport! I remember last year it was Star Wars theme, this year Pokemon~ I am not a fan of Pokemon (I can only name 5 characters – Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Charmander, Snorlex…erm okay, only 4), but I like photos with big Christmas tree! 😊
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Spot the Pikachus~

Found another Snorlex! This time a hugeeee one just sitting there~ Snorlex is quite cute; like very huggable 😍
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Finally time for a good brunch before our flight! So disappointed that they don’t have the soup that I wanted. Sometimes you just want that thing and when it’s not available, you just don’t want anything else 😣 Luckily my 酸辣面 was pretty satisfying~
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Had the scariest in-flight experience, not due to the plane, but due to my pain (rhymes leh!) 😖 I believe everyone experiences that ear block during take-off and landing and usually it works for me to just swallow my saliva. So the ear pressure thing had never been a problem for me, even though I still hate it.

BUT! This time I experienced sharp piercing pain within the ears on top of the blocked ears! It was a horrible horrible feeling and definitely scared the shit out of me! No matter how much saliva I swallowed, it just wouldn’t ease the blocked ears and pain!!! I had to hold on to my ears and put pressure on it to alleviate the pain a little, but my ear drums still felt super gao wei like they are gonna burst anytime! Super duper 辛苦 one and I swear I never had that before!

At a point there was even like a “rattling” sound within the ear and I totally freaked out. I started wondering if there’s like some bug or lizard in my ear because that really sounded like the lizard’s tail crawling by something 😖 And then I wondered if my ear drums would really burst and I am gonna wear a hearing aid next time. How am I going to edit videos if I become deaf?! Yea so that’s the sort of shit running through my mind when I was suffering that pain in the ears.

After suffering that horrible experience again in the return flight, I did a Google search and realised that it’s due to my flu! All the nasal stuff linked to the ear, adding on to the pressure and etc. OMG~ I never wanna fly again when I have flu! It’s way too scary and torturous that pain!!! 😭 And the worst part is no one understands it unless one has experienced it before.

Finally reached Jakarta after close to 2 hours flight~ In the lan jiao Blue Bird cab on the way to our Hotel Liberty!
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I didn’t take photo of the exterior of our hotel but I took one for the comfy lobby 😊 The lobby that we shamelessly ate cup noodle at on the last day after checking out…hahaha!
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It’s a small hotel in the city area but it’s still not shabby at all! The room was clean and big enough, with all the needed amenities. Service was good too! The guy at the reception speaks very good English and answered my 3618462836 enquiries 😅

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Checked in!

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View from our room~

Out to explore the mall nearest to us – Grand Indonesia, which is also like the best mall in Jakarta. I think best because it’s the most modernised mall, but that makes it quite the same like the malls we have in Singapore. Still, we managed to spend the whole Day 1 at the big mall, walking in between the 2 towers 😂 Bought nothing but lots of breads though…hahaha!

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Love how they use the bike for the Os!

Poor foodie Lyn was probably starving throughout the trip because she was travelling with the non-food-lover again…oops~ And she thought the brunch before flight was a breakfast, whereas it was a breakfast + lunch to me 😐 It really kept me full till evening (or even night)! 我很好养 right? Hahahaha!

Went stargazing in Cafe Popolamama so that the starving girl could finally eat! 😂
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Can skip a meal but cannot resist a dessert! 😝 Fruity parfait!
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And we kinda figured out why the cafe is called PopoLAmama, because the chilli flakes is sibei 辣!!! I usually to put a lot a lot of chilli flakes for my pizzas because I like it more flavourful, but this time round I killed myself and reincarnated to Angelina Jolie again 😣 The pizza was pretty nice though!
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Ki siao-ing again while resting in the shoe shop! 😂
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Got attracted by the colourful macarons! I think I am really gam-jik, always can skip meals but yet have a sweet tooth when I walk past every confectionery shop 😅
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Bee rice!!!

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Resting point again 😂

Had a hard time trying to find the rooftop bar that we saw on the map. In the end when we finally found it (which is like within the mall), we were not allowed to enter because of shorts and slipperd 😢 No choice but to find another bar but everywhere was kinda crowded because it was Christmas eve! Everyone wouldn’t want a boring Christmas eve I suppose~

Settled for Social House in the end and they have pretty cool drinks there!
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Yesssss 😈

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Pizza again!

Mine got nothing special but I like it!
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Lyn’s was special but she didn’t quite like the taste 😅 Pretty cool though! Very  Instagramable and I even made my first Instagram story with the drinks! Hehe!
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Christmas in a few hour’s time~!

I think I can pass off as Indo-Chinese tai tai with the shawl, they should have let us up to the rooftop bar! 😝
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The aftermath of the testube shots – a tomato evolved! 😂 Oh despite it being a free & easy bochup trip, I still did my research hor! Guess I can never go on a trip feeling safe with just a Google map~
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Day 2
Rise and shine for breakfast~! But sadly, this is like the saddest hotel breakfast i had ever eaten 😑 Super limited BUFFET breakfast, with only like fried rice, sunny side up, sausage, grilled potatoes, I think that’s about it…Zzzzz.
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I usually eat more for breakfast, but in the end my breakfast turned out to be like this… keropoks with sausage and egg (because I don’t like rice nor potatoes)! But the keropoks was shared lah 😅
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Set off for our day 2 journey, which is somewhere in the south of Jakarta~ Managed to get our “EZ-link card” without much problem!
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The train station was just 5-minute walk away from us, quite convenient 😊 But the train intervals were pretty long and there is no aircon or fan at the station! It was quite warm and luckily we managed to squeeze up the second train!
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Train is here!

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That didn’t-we-just-take-photo-at-the-station face 😂

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Getting judged by the girl behind~

Finally a really long train journey (with no seats at all!!!), we finally reached our destination – Bogor, which is like the very last station! And then we still had to find our way to the Botanic Garden, which is mainly what people visit Bogor for 😐

There is actually nothing much on Jakarta, just getting out of the city so Lyn didn’t want a shopping trip~ And we didn’t really have enough time to go anywhere further, so Bogor that is.

Actually the main reason I was looking for the Botanic garden was to see the deer that Andri told me about. He was so nice, even though we hardly talk in MINDS and only started chatting about Indonesia (cause he’s going back there) at Mr Ling’s wake, he actually did all the research for me for Bogor! 😊 好人!!! And the deer just made Bogor sound a little more interesting now! Hehe!

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Istana Bogor

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Istana view from Botanic Garden

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Cannot go in so can only take pic from here~

To be honest, there is nothing fascinating about their Botanic Garden 😐 It’s just trees and flowers. But it was really crowded on the day we went, probably because it was a public holiday. Mostly locals having picnic though.
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Lotus pond~

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Following my 💖!

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Very mini fountain 😅

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Very awful 30 cents ice-cream 😂

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Pretty flowers bloom for you and me~

Finished like 1 round of the park but still could not find the deer-feeding spot! I mean we did see them far away at the Istana area before coming into the garden, but I just couldn’t find the spot to feed them! And maybe it would have been easier to convince me if I did not see the deer just now, but I did and I know there are somewhere out there 😫 I just couldn’t find them and I was so disappointed!

Nevertheless, I was still keeping my hopes high because they are like the only reason for me to be in Bogor, even though we planned to come before we even know about their existence~ But now that I know I just didn’t wanna give up so easily! 😦 Not stubborn but just very strong-willed~

Chanced upon a Zoological Museum in the garden that is free for public, so we went in to take a look. Mostly animal fossils and and the preserved species inside the very warm museum~ I am still skeptical that all these animals are real! Are they really really real?!?!
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Quite scary to look at some of them up close 😐
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The owls remind me of my old primary school science lab! I think everyone who studied in Townsville old campus before will definitely remember the gigantic owl and also eagle display in the science lab~ They look quite creepy and I used to stare at them wondering if I would catch them blinking some day…hahaha!
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There! Deer!” 😫😫😫 But that’s not the deer I looking for! I want real deer that I can feed… Like my meh meh in Cing JingCRY!!!!
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Took a final shot before leaving the Botanic Garden by inquiring with the staff at the entrance. In the end, I got to know that there is nowhere in the park that I can see nor feed the deer! The deer are inside the Istana and the unofficial spot to feed them is outside the Istana, through the railing!

I mean I did enquire a few cleaner/staff inside the garden but all of them only told me it’s at the Istana, but they were unable to tell me how to get to the spot I want due to communication barrier! Yea so I kept thinking the deer are at the Istana but the feeding area is within the park 😐

Nevertheless, SO HAPPY THAT I FINALLY SEE THEM! Hehe! They are really so so so cute! And beautiful too! Couldn’t help but spammed shots of them! 好不容易才找到 leh!
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They were much nearer to the railing now because of the carrots and veggies~ They were street hawkers selling all these at the “feeding area“. I did not feed them in the end because there were quite some people feeding already, so the deer might not eat mine. Furthermore they are really timid and wouldn’t come near the railing, so you can only throw the food in instead of really feeding them straight from your hand.
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So prettyyyyyyyy~!!! 😍😍😍
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Oh one of the inside jokes when Andri was telling me about these deer was that he said REINDEER initially. Then I was like, “Wah! Reindeer! So cool! Got Christmas feel!” In the end it’s him who mixed them up 😂 But now that I see, those with the antlers indeed look a bit like reindeer hor? Not bad not bad, got a bit of Christmas feel..HAHA!
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This head-rubbing action seems somewhat familiar…hmmmmm.
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Spammed some videos of them too because only videos can capture their actions and real cuteness! ❤

Oh after quite a while, finally one brave “reindeer” came to the railing area to be fed! It looks like an older deer, so maybe more experienced with such interaction and also more brave. The younger ones just refused to come anywhere near even though the lao jiao already stepped forward 😆
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Look how many carrots there are lying on the ground! That’s why I didn’t dare to buy anymore in case they don’t wanna eat mine 😐
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Last few shots of my cute little friends before finally bidding farewell to them! ❤
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On the way back to the station, Lyn finally revealed her hunger and suggested going to the pasar malam area that we passed by earlier on…haha! I think she can really starve to death if she goes on a longer solo trip with me…lol. I mean I have never stopped her from eating, but she doesn’t like to eat alone, and I also don’t like to force-feed myself when I am hungry.

So moral of the story: Always find a travelling partner that shares the same interest as you 😅 Joanjoan is the kind that can travel with me, cause she always just buy a bread or a few sushi for lunch before Chingay practice, JUST LIKE ME!!! HAHAHA!

Anyhow, Lyn was tempted by all the street food so we bought a few to try~ I like street food, but not so much when in the more lok-kok countries, AKA third world countries, because of the hygiene. If it’s Taiwan kind of street food I wouldn’t mind…haha!

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Green UFO!

Not the nicest snack, but not too bad~ There was some fried kueh-like thingy that we bought that was quite awful. Ended up throwing away after just 1 piece. Luckily all the food are quite cheap.
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The otah looks promising because at least it’s wrapped up and not exposed to the flies or pollution, but it turned out to be the white non-spicy kind of otah 😦 Taste like a more chewy fish cake. Generally everything was not fantastic (I think our food taste nicer), but just trying as a tourist~
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Took the really longgggg train ride back again and stood throughout again! 😩 So damn tired by then and I kept falling asleep while standing, like so many times my knees almost gave way cause I almost KO-ed. Thank goodness I had a strong pillar of strength!

Back to the hotel to rest for a short while before heading to Grand Indonesia again for dinner~ Finally a proper meal for the glutton! Hahaha! It’s also probably the best and most proper meal for this trip 😆
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Splurged on an atas dinner at Crystal Jade Palace and it’s so grand inside!!!
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Felt weird to be in flip-flops but it’s okay, I had my tai-tai shawl 😂
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Pumpkin soup!
So nice that you can’t have a mouthful less! 😝

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Noodle was nice too!

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Some 八宝 pot thing?
Also nice cause I love black fungus!

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The toufu didn’t look like what’s in the menu, but still not bad~

Overall everything was pretty good! What a good way to end off our last night in Jakarta~ Oh and not forgetting that it’s Christmas day! So it was quite a splendid Christmas meal 😊 Merry Christmas everyone!!!
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Spotted the cutest Santa and I’m so glad that his nice dad agreed to a picture! The other little Santas were all quite shy and only this was very keen for a photo with us…hahaha! And he happened to be the cutest and most handsome one! 😍
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Cake-shopping after our meal! 😛 Really cannot resist all these pretty desserts!!!
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Food lover~ That face because I’m not one 😂
I’m a cake lover!

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Final shot before heading back!

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Back to enjoy our Indonesia-must-have vodka & cakes!

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SO LOVELY + PRETTY + YUMMY 😍

Day 3

Guess what? the breakfast choices were exactly the same as the previous day! 😱 Thank goodness we had special breakfast made for us! So much nicer than the chewy fried rice OMG~
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Did not have much time before the flight so only nua-ed in the room all the way till check-out~ And that somehow marked the end of our Christmas long weekend D:
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Forgot to take a picture of the hotel’s exterior so I only managed a quick but blur shot while in the cab 😂 Goodbye, Liberty Hotel! Overall we had a pleasant stay because the staff were really helpful, service was good and room was clean and comfortable. The only bad thing was of course the breakfast, but at least there’s still keropok…HAHA.
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Jakarta feels a bit like Batam actually, but I think Batam has got more things to shop because they are cheaper. Did not really shop much here except for a few tibits~ But still not bad to be away from the Christmas crowd in Singapore and also have a different Christmas (:

Sickly Christmas Week!

More pressies in the Christmas week! 😀
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Thank you Mojo for the cute Rilakkuma calendar to start off my 2017! Hehe
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And a gift for myself 😊 Need to pamper yourself at times~
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Managed to catch《28岁未成年》on probably its last week of premiere~ Glad that I managed to watch it! It’s not like 5 stars kind of movie but it was extra meaningful for someone who is turning 28 next year. Triggered quite a bit of thinking and reflections, like how was I when I was 17 and how am I now.

I think what the director wanted to express has a deeper meaning than how it’s being portrayed in the movie. I don’t know if the idea of constantly switching the protagonist between 17 and 28 self is the best way of conveying the message, but somehow I feel that it lacks something.

I think what the movie really wanna say is that most of the time, what you had expected or wanted when you are 17 is very much different from how it turn out to be. When I was 17, I didn’t wanna be married unless I wanna have kids, and per-marital sex was a strict no. But as you age, your mindset is inevitable to change. Now I wanna get married even if I don’t wanna have kids.

You just start to open up to more things and start to see things differently from how you used to. So in a way the movie is trying to question you if you are able to answer to your 17-year-old self. Like is the life you are leading now what you had wanted back then? (:

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The second Muay Thai class was even less tiring than the previous week. The first 15 minutes was tiring, but it’s the 脚酸 kind of tiring, not the cardio kind of tiring 😐 I really wanna punch and kick real stuff!

Well at least I still had some workout for the week, cause all yoga instructors were away for holiday~ Need to unload some calories from all the festive feasting! And calories from Cheryl’s birthday meal +  cake…haha!
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On the same afternoon, we received another cake! Atas Goodwood Park log cake from client, so much that everyone decided to leave Cheryl’s birthday cake for the next day 😂
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Who can resist such a rich durian cake?! YUMS~!!!

Caught another movie from my to-watch-list – La La Land, because it was highly-raved about and Xuannie said it’s romance film so I will probably like it. Then I realised it’s by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, both my favourite actor and actress! 😍
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To be honest, I am not a greattttt fan of musicals but I do enjoy watching their choreography; so much work and so much perfection! Of course I still prefer the normal kind of romance film whereby the emotions you have built up won’t get “interrupted” by the sudden singing 😐 But but but! The last imaginary scene of the happily ever after of them played off really well I think. The evocative music, along with all the it could have been us scenes…ouch. Really ouch.

Surprise fruit juice from Xuannie! And it’s my favourite fruit juice from MDC! So touched that she actually remembers it just because I mentioned before!!! 😍
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And a cute Christmas pressie from her as well! Luckily I had prepared something for her as well, because I remember she suddenly gave all of us Christmas presents when we met up one of the year too! 😛 Welcoming my second Craftholic! Hehe!
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Was down with flu towards the end of the week and I was feeling so terrible. Even Ping said she had never seen me so sick before. Just couldn’t stop tearing and it’s so embarrassing when I was in the train! I think everyone thought I was crying but actually it’s because I kept having that wanna-sneeze-but-nothing-comes-out feeling…Zzzzzz.

I didn’t wanna go home and rest because it will feel like a waste of time. I would rather spend it rushing our drama project~ But eventually I went to the doctor, because I wanna quickly recover before my Christmas trip! 😣 2 days MC; guess the flu bug was a big one.

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Amount of tissues used in 2 hours.

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Looking forward to Christmas~! 😄

Yummy black pepper “steak” buns after window shopping~ But I am not a fan of fried mantou, so I didn’t like the oiliness of the bread.
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A new life (:

Celebrations!

I love celebrations and parties, and the Sunday happened to be one with both! 😊 Sis’s birthday celebration first! Gotta grab a cake at the last minute because I was busy the whole Saturday and had the retreat at night~

I think Sis will have a lucky year ahead because Isaac smiled a lot in the photos this year! It’s really a challenge taking nice photos of him, let alone WITH him! This is my favourite~ Although he was all giggly because le pig brother was disturbing him with his black bear 😓
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But even without the black bear’s attack, he was smiling (instead of trying to taste the cake as always)!
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He even whispered, “Shhhh it’s Mama’s birthday. Cannot tell her“, when I threatened to not let him have the cake earlier on 😂 Usually he would blurt out like, “Mama! When are we going to cut cake?
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Singing birthday song for Mama! 😊

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Birthday kiss 😚

Time flies~ Last year we were just celebrating together in Hong Kong, and this year it’s another celebration together! Always thankful for being their baby sis ((:

Isaac making a very serious wish again 😂
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Very very serious… “Must come true hor!” 😛
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Aiming at the cake again!

But he still took nice shots with Sis for the cake-cutting! 👍
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And finally, with all the temptation he had tried to succumb, it’s time to dig in~! Hahaha! Fatty Santa!
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Mmmmm…sooooo delicious~!

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From Santa to Elf?

Presents from Sis and the fat Santa! He recognises Rilakkuma as ‘Yiyi bear‘ and chose the biscuits for me! 😊 He also wrapped the blue one on his own…hahaha!
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Off for the next celebration – Christmas party with NDPeeps! 😀 Hadn’t gathered since we came back from Aussie~
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Our sumptuous potluck dinner!

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Plus Moscato from yours truly 😜

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开动了!

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The food lovers~

Lyn bought a really beautiful galaxy log cake from Bakery Chef for dessert!
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Happy birthday Mr Chan! 😄

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Pretty + yummy log cake!

And then it was time for gift exchange! Hehe! I think it was our first time having gift exchange together? Quite a challenge getting a gift for 10 bucks.
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With the mini Christmas tree 😂

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Happy with our gifts! Hehe!

I’m like the happiest because I was aiming for Lyn’s Royce chocolate from the start and I really picked her number! HAHAHA! Sibei heng~

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Loaded with Taiwan goodies~

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That’s why got rounder and upsized! 😂

Happy week with lots of gifts!!! Including my second necklace from Heart To Heart 😊
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Surprised to see that it’s the zodiac necklace that I like recently on their Facebook page! Such a cute snake 🐍
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Gifts from NDPeeps!

As much as I am happy to receive so many gifts, I am also very scared to receive things that are impractical because my room is so clattered and I really got no more space to “store” anymore stuff! So I made a casual remark during our recent JB gift-searching session that I don’t mind receiving towels because they are quite practical, and Lyn really got me one! 😂

Super cute Tsum-Tsum towel some more! Now I’ve got nice towel to bring for trips instead of feeling embarrassed about my ugly faded ones~ Hahaha!
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Thank you everyone for the gift and of course the gift-shopping effort!!! I know how it’s not easy to find a gift that one likes so it’s always the 心意 that matters more! Like all the time and effort and headaches gone through to get the gift 😊😊😊 I experienced that myself every time so the more I appreciate it!