NDP2016 – Preview 1!

Third last show to go, so the reporting time got earlier and earlier….Zzzzz. Bumped into a fellow participant from my group on the way there and she passed me a bottle of Chrysanthemum tea! She said, “我买给你的!你们也是辛苦啦。。。

Melts my heart and I accepted the drink, even though I know I’m gonna have another bottle later. 终于!我终于听到一句人话了!!!谢谢你!

Had my first try on the latest craze in Singapore – the Taiwanese 纯萃。喝, thanks to Bevan again!😀 I usually don’t go and queue or camp for such things, but I am always blessed with friends who like to share! Hehe!
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Before~

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After~

Okay lah..actually both are taken after I tried the drink. I didn’t like it because I’m not a fan of coffee in the first place (hence that face), but still can cam-whore with it right! To show that I have at least tried it😛

Tried to bochup again this week but still chup-ed quite a bit -.- Just that someone wants us to chup even more again. Now too much leftover food also our problem. Are we supposed to go around and check who did not eat and then interview them to ask, “Oh is it food not nice ah???” *major roll-eyes* Machiam I don’t need to eat my lunch. I was famished okay!!!

And they are adults for god’s sake! Wanna eat just eat, don’t wanna eat then expect us to force them meh? Why don’t you do it then? Every shit also wanna push to us to do…Zzzzzzzz. ANGRY! And when we push the shit back to you, all you can say is 无能为力,JOKE!

Had our private makeup session by our master Bevan again! I was doing this pose because I don’t like both other people’s hand or sponge touching my face while putting on eye shadow, so I covered with my own hand! Hahaha! Did mine in like 2 minutes because gotta rush back for some VIP’s arrival >.> 要换个衣服都难~
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Makeup, checked! Hairdo, checked (done by Eunice 老师 again)! Costume, checked! I am ready!😀
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Ready for photo-session I mean!😛 Finally managed to take many photos like the past! All from different people’s phones again…haha~
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Wefie!

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Multi-racial!

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With my Chingay mate – Theresa!

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With Anne (left), my group member from last year who keeps saying she misses us! Hehe!

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Bevan can do makeup but not photography -_-“

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Favourite shot of us! Our poses so cute! xD

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With my 伙伴 who buys me Chrysanthemum every week!

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Kelly having a “taste” of our tall hats!

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Miss 大牌 is finally free!

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And Leng Leng is finally dressed up!

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Bevan’s favourite pose -_-

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4 different races!
Who’s costume do you like the most?

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I still like Western (Leng Leng’s) costume the best! (:

Got a feeling our item wasn’t as good this time. I don’t know because I won’t get to watch, but just a hunch. The finale did not screw up as badly as I thought it would though, cause the cue run in the afternoon was damn screwed. We were supposed to rehearse we were supposed to rehearse the new music, but they played the old one…Zzzzzz.

Anyhow, I’ve got guests again this week! All thanks to the one who sacrificed and donated the tickets to me❤ Thought I wouldn’t be able to take photos with my 6 guests but they managed to sneak back in to my side!
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My hair was in a big mess after the performance but heck! Still must take with my bros no matter what!
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We haven’t been meeting up much partly because I’m also busy with my NDP, so I’m glad that they managed to witness my performance again after 4 years!😀
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With my other 3 guests!!! 2 years ago it was just Ping and Momo, now I need 1 more ticket because I have 1 more guest – Dylan!
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Heard that he was a hardcore fan, enjoying the whole show and looking very focused like this all the time..hehe! My fan so cute!❤
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Dylan: I saw something!

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Dylan: Hey, 美女!

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With my sister from another mother!
Which means that’s also half my son right?! xD

Group photos after the show! Featuring our 皇家族~ We actually look not bad in this group photo ya! And yay! Everyone copied my 参见皇阿玛 pose! Hahahaha!!!

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Chinese group!

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The working team – core team + trainers + GL + AGL!

Oh someone thought I was some participant who ran up to take photo and wanted to chase me away >.> Sorry that you don’t recognise members of your own working team, but I’m not surprised anyway. All the while you are 狗眼看人低, like literally~ So I’m not surprised if you don’t even know my name, let alone the things we have done.
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Got bombarded by participants asking why this and that can bring phone and they can’t again. Really sick of handling all these shit. So like how the shit has always been pushed to us, we decided to push the shit to where it belongs. We are not the ones who are supposed to deal with this shit anyway! In the end, the shitty answer the person could give was – 无能为力!HAHAHAHAHA. Biggest joke of all time! Even the participants were laughing.

That’s probably because you are a 无能 leader! And yet you tried to push the shit to us, GL & AGL, why why why, why this and that, why this participant and that participant brought phone in? 自己要当好人就叫我们当坏人!If you are incapable to do anything like you said, what are you expecting us to do? Just simply push the fault to us each and every time and we are supposed to solve it? With that 4 words, we shall close all our eyes for the last few sessions! Because we have got a 无能 leader anyway, so how much more can we do?

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My very tight bun for the day!

Had our usual Starbucks session after that and we ran out of secret recipes ._. Ordered back the same pink drink that we had during our first Starbucks session and we took photo with the girl in the sign language video for finale!
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Actually I didn’t know who is she until Lyn kept telling me…hahaha! But I realised we have the same hair (just different side)! Hehe! She’s so pretty by the way (:
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The curls after removing my tight bun!

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Permed hair – yay or nay?

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Had a horrible Sunday fighting with cramps! Haven’t had such a bad cramp for a longgggg time! Almost fainted in the bathroom because the pain was just too excruciating. Stand also pain, sit also pain, lie down also pain. I secretly think that all these months and years of menstrual pain is actually to train us for the day we gonna give birth…Zzzzzz!

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A friend in need is a buddy indeed!

Yea so a whole Sunday wasted at home in the end~ Wanted to have a movie marathon at home when I felt better, but couldn’t find all the shows that I want😦 Settled for The Purge: Election Year in the end and I think le pig brother and I watched the part 1 together as well.

It’s a scary show, but it really makes you appreciate the law and safety in Singapore. Basically Purge Day is a day (fictional) when all crime is legalised for 12 hours and people get to do anything without getting arrested. Yes, that includes murder, so people take the chance to revenge on people they hate and etc.

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Berries Monday (:

Quite a free week this week, as you can see, that’s why I managed to catch up on so many Europe posts! =X

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Grabcar Tuesday!

My fare was only $1.80, thanks to the Grabtaxi promo!😀 If only they have such promo everyday, then I can sleep like 30 minutes longer and have a comfy ride to work! Can even make lunch!

But the lunch, or rather, the breakfast caused me to have a bad day~ Not sure if it’s the ham, but it started with a headache, followed by 1 x diarrhoea and 3 x puking! >.<

Me: I just went to the toilet for the third consecutive time and I think I’m gonna puke again now.

Maj: Oh shit, what happened to you?!

Me: I don’t know. Just now I puked and my vomitus was purple …

Maj: PURPLE?!?!?!?!

Me: Oh because I ate a box of blueberries just now ._.

Maj: Oh scared me!!! I thought purple then there’s something really wrong!

Hahahahaha! But the purple vomitus is probably the chio-est vomitus you will ever see~

Anyhow, dragged myself down for NDP after work and still feeling nauseous every now and then. Advertising for 100Plus because Lily said it would help to feel better xD

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Looking damn cui but this is probably the only chance I can get to take a photo here~

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Feeling like a preggie on stage, except apart from wanting to puke every few minutes, I kept burping as well (due to the 100Plus) ._. Eric kept asking me to sit down and rest but since I was already there, I really don’t wanna just sit down and do nothing. That’s such a waste of my time.

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Nauseous face

Waiting and waiting~ An army guy taught me a phrase recently, “Rush to wait, wait to rush” xD

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这么幸苦只为了这,你们一定要给我跳好。

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Throwback photo from X weeks ago’s Tuesday rehearsal~

Movie again for Wednesdate; I think it’s been a movie marathon month this whole of July ._.

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Never thought I would be able to catch this new Taiwanese film so soon, but I’m glad I did of course. The start of the film felt very similar to 《那些年,我们一起追的女孩》’s plot (how a bad student turned good over a girl), and I think the overall is still not as good as 《我的少女时代》, nevertheless, I still enjoyed it and had a good tiny cry~

The ending is different and hence the “moral of the story” is also different from the other 2 Taiwanese hits. While《那些年》and《我的少女时代》is about reminiscing (a childhood love), 《六弄咖啡馆》is more of expressing the pain and heartbreak of a relationship being defeated by distance and differences.

Although both movies are about long-distance relationship, I would say that《那些年》is more light-hearted, whereas《六弄》is simply heart-wrenching. I actually felt that the casts’ acting were average, until the scene in the cafe when the guy finally expressed out all his pain and struggle in keeping this relationship going. That was really … ouchhhhhhh </3

It’s that kind of pain no one (no even the other party) can understand, except for one who has really been in your shoes before. That kind of agony that no matter how hard you have tried, it’s still not enough eventually. You will still be defeated by uncertainty, which is what I really hate too. That’s why I can never be in a LDR.

拉不近的远距离,解不开的未知数。

Anyhow, the movie didn’t really explain the meaning behind the name of the cafe – 六弄。So I did some research and found that the explanation is actually in the book~ It’s a piece written by the main lead (spoiler ahead):

「六弄人生:

人生,像走在一條小巷中,每一弄都可能是另一個出口,也可能是一條死胡同。

生在一個與一般人不同的家庭中,是我人生的第一弄;

愛上了妳,是我人生的第二弄;

註定般的三百六十公里,是我人生的第三弄;

失去了妳,是我人生的第四弄;

母親的逝去,是我人生的第五弄;

在這五弄裡,我看不見所謂的出口,出現在我面前的,盡是死胡同。

該是結束的時候了,該是說再見的時候了,

再見,世界,是我人生的第六弄。」

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Chilly Thursday -brrrrrr-

Went for 3 hours of K-session but before that, some food to fill the tummy first! Huge plate of carrot cake! I love carrot cake with a lot a lot of eggs…hehe! But would be better if the carrot cakes (the kueh) are chopped smaller because I don’t like the kueh as much😛

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Finally went for my Hot Stretch class again and I felt that my muscles are all so tight again after not stretching for 2 or 3 weeks! Guess I gotta really make Hot Stretch a regular class to maintain! But my right thigh still hasn’t recovered after so long D:

Rushed down to Starkers to join le volunteers because everyone’s waiting for my cake to arrive! Jiang jiang jiang jiang~!!!

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Happy Birthday, Jenelle!!!

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To console him for being the oldest eldest xD

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Borrowing the balloon to cam-whore! Hahaha!

Tempted by the Sex On The Beach but I stayed alcohol-free in the end…weeeeeee~ Saved money!😀 Only stayed to chit-chat and catch up a bit with them before rushing off for the last bus. Saved on cab fare too! *a pat on my shoulder*

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TGIF!

Part of the reason for leaving early is also because gotta wake up early the next day for NDP~ But I shall leave the Preview 1’s post to one post on its own and fast forward to Sunday!

It was a rainy Sunday but it was a well-spent one. Finally visited 二筒 again!!!❤ Finally get to see him real close up and carry him as well! Hehe! So tiny and fragile but so cute!

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Glad that he has got Gui’s eyes, which makes his iris so damn big! And he’s such a curious baby, kept looking around~ Very obedient too! Only cries when hungry, if not he can just stare around the room the whole day unattended too! I am amazed! Such a huge difference from Isaac -_-”

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And he’s in the same pose again as when he was being pushed out from the delivery ward! Apparently, Queen said Gui loves to sleep in this posture too…hahaha! So amazing!

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Watching him slowly fall asleep on his own~ Super cute one!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Harassing him in his sleep while Queen was heating the milk xD

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#likeaboss!

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So soundly asleep! So nice to be a baby! (((:

He woke up after a short while but too bad I had to rush off already. Wish I had more time to spend with you, baby Zac! (Zac is his real name; 二筒 is just a nickname given by Gui xD)

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Went off to meet le pig brother and Sis to discuss some family matters over durian. A lot has happened in this 1 month but I just don’t like to talk about them. 所谓家丑不可外扬~ But we have definitely come to the stressful age whereby the burden on our shoulder starts to get heavier, mentally and financially as well. Guess I really gotta save up even more now…

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老太婆榴莲

Impromptu Mahjong session and as expected, my luck hasn’t changed since the previous round. So much for just saying that I need to save…sigh~ I have just been pretty suay this whole month and I don’t know when or how things are gonna get better.

But you know being suay is not something that you can change or control. Suay is like you only 胡 twice in the entire Mahjong game (not this time but the previous time) – you know this is not about skill but pure suay already. Suay is also when you ask an innocent question but get blasted. Yea so it all boils down, lady luck, when are you gonna come back??? Shouldn’t it supposed to be a lucky year for snake this year?😦

Anyhow, had my very first gua sha session by Lyn’s mum! Heard about the benefit recently and I decided to try~

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It’s not as painful as I thought, but the aftermath is scary!!!!!! 小小 auntie said I am way too heaty, that’s why. Maybe it’s the effect of the durians ._. But really look like kanna abused!

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My back is better, not so red. I still wanna try it next time because it’s actually quite 舒服, the scrapping feel~ And I think it helps to remove all the heat and toxins inside (:

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That’s not blue-black, that’s my birthmark!

Europe Day 10 & 11 – Cinque Terre!

30 March 2015

So it has come to the day that I am most looking forward to blog about, because it’s my favourite place (and I bet my brother’s too) for this entire Europe trip! And of course, it’s also yours truly’s birthday😛

We had the whole day catered for Cinque Terre because Nad highly-recommended this place to us. Since we did not manage to go for the Bath tour in London which she also recommended, I told Bro that I can’t miss this. SQ girls know the best where to visit! Haha!

We decided to skip Pisa because it’s just a leaning tower to me, and both Pisa and Cinque Terre are a distance away. In fact, Cinque Terre is further, if I’m not wrong, but I think we made a terrific choice to choose that over Pisa! It’s like a mini Santorini (my next dream vacation!!!) and despite the 2-hour plus train ride, it was all worthwhile!

That long train ride wasn’t that comfortable because I remember sitting opposite this angmoh dude with really long legs. He doesn’t look very friendly so I was afraid to fall asleep and accidentally kick his leg or something…Zzzzz. Furthermore it’s just not safe to fall asleep in Europe trains; might get mugged anytime kind.

Yea so after enduring that 2-hour plus, we finally arrived at the beautiful CINQUE TERRE! Cinque Terre means “5 lands“, because there are a total of 5 villages there to visit. Each belongs to one train stop, or you can do it by foot I think, which is why it’s also a popular place for hikers.

But that is also when you do not have a train to catch at night, unlike us~ We did not wanna get back too late or miss any train, and since it’s gonna take us another 2-hour plus to get back, we bought the return train tickets for 6+ pm. That left us with really limited time to finish Cinque Terre, but Nad had already told us that it’s quite impossible to finish in a day, hence she had recommended some of the must-go villages to me!

The village that she highly-recommended me to visit was Manarola (village #2), and I vaguely remember reading her message saying that “you can see colourful horses when you walk further in“. Yea so when I went to the visitor centre to get a map, I actually asked the staff which is the area with colourful horses. The staff got really confused the more I explained, and she said she has never known of such a place here, which I felt absurd, like how can she not know! But the mystery was revealed later ._.

Manarola was indeed a love at first sight for me! Because it has my favourite sun and sea!!! And it is really such a beauty! Not like our East Coast Park kind of “beauty” you know?
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Totally enjoying the breeze and my Vitamin Sea!😀
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There were quite a lot of stairs to climb there I remember, but all the views are definitely worth the climb, so we just kept going and going. Bro was so amazed by the place that he even wanted to explore some adventurous hiking route, but I told him we have very limited time if we wanna visit more village -_-”

We kept walking further and further in, but I still did not see the horses! By then I had kinda given up hope, since even the staff said she has not seen before! I really imagine them to be like unicorns you know, cause COLOURFUL HORSES mah! And then it was only when I was leaving Cinque Terre (and I kept thinking about my unicorns!) then I finally figured it out and quickly took out my phone to re-read the message…

She said colourful HOUSES, not HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -dang!-
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I mis-read it and came up with my own unicorn fantasy! Zzzzzz! I hope the staff never ever figure that out, if not she would probably think that I am some delusional unicorn-fanatic, or a crazy horse-abuser who fantasizes about dyeing horses into different colours -____-

So here are the beautiful and colourful HOUSES that Nad actually meant and they are featured on the cover of the Cinque Terre guide book that she lent me. What the hell was I even thinking, seriously? But even though I did not see my unicorns, seeing these pretty houses from the book to right in front of my eyes is just wowwwww~!!! Like a little girl finally seeing Disney princess in real life! Hahaha!
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Continue to indulge in my Vitamin Sea! So blue so pretty!!!!! ❤_❤
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Oh we no longer need gloves by the time we reached Florence~ The weather just got better and better! And it happened to be a 风和日丽 day also with clear blue sky! (((:
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In love with the sunshine~

Pretty flowers too! Another of my favourite added into one place!😀
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The view of the houses got better and better the more we climb! Loving this panoramic shot of Manarola!!! And can’t stop spamming pictures of the views!
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Even the dirty bear couldn’t resist taking a photo with the scenery >.> Yes, le pig brother brought his black dirty smelly bear along for the trip and even brought it out in his bag everyday! Imagine all the embarrassing bag-check moments at the attraction sites…Zzzzzz.
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Selfie @ Manarola!

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Shit. I pose like PRC -_-“

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Terracing! My favourite form of effective farming~ And terraced ground always looks quite pretty (:
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Bidding farewell to the colourful houses, sea and breeze in Manarola!
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Still mesmerised!

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One last shot of the beauty!

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Leaving my mark there! Spot it next time you go! =P

Moving on to the next village – Monterosso Al Mare (village #5) and even the views from the train platform is amazing!
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Monterosso Al Mare is mainly a beach place where many tourists come for vacation~ It has its own beauty too, of course, with that vast blue sea❤
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Wefie with le pig brother! Is that considered? -.-“

Spammed lots of selfies with my selfie stick because workaholic brother was recording sound of the sea waves for work purposes…Zzzzzz. Yes, he actually brought his recording device there and recorded sound of trains, sound of this and that! #lifeofasoundengineer
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Photobombed! Haha!

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Happy birthday to ME by the way! Hehe!

Would be awesome if I could sit a couple of hours here too! The weather was just too perfect, so is the view!
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And guess what we got ourselves again?! Teeheeee! Daily supply of Gelato! xD
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I think it was green apple and strawberry flavours this time! Hehe! YUM YUM!!!
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Enjoying my Italian delight in the beautiful Italy!
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More views of the beach!
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Can’t see my eyes~~~

Letting the pictures speak for its own beauty! (:
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Goodbye, Monterosso al Mare!

We actually only had time for these 2 villages, but we really couldn’t bear to just visit 2 out of 5 villages! We could risk visiting 1 more village on our way back to the main train station, but the local train between the villages has got fixed interval, so missing this train would mean you gotta wait another 30 minutes or so for the next. And if we catch that local train that is 30 minutes later, we would only arrive a few minutes before our 6+pm train back to Florence!

So we pondered over whether to take the risk and visit 1 more village using that 30 minutes, or to just reach the main train station 30 minutes earlier and wait there. In the end, we decided to fuck it and explore 1 more village – Riomaggiore (village #1)! Just gotta constantly do a time-check and catch that train by hook or by crook! Because every bit of Cinque Terre is worth the risk, I would say (:
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Riomaggiore has got pretty shops and even though it was a short and rush visit, we still managed to snap quite a bit!😀
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Loving this picture somehow! Love the background!!!
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And loving the liberalism and all the PDA there! Wanna kiss just kiss, wanna hug just hug❤
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Riomaggiore is a bit similar to Manarola, with sea view and colourful houses! But of course we did not regret a bit for dropping by~ It’s still beautiful and you just can’t get enough of the beauty! Did I mention that I love watching sea waves too? The sea waves constantly crashing down, so strong and invincible!
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Colourful houses again! But I think Manarola is still the most beautiful one amongst the five! Not that I have visited all 5 though xD
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Using the remaining time to capture as many photos as possible, because I’m not sure when is the next time I can be back here again😦
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Ahhhh~ How I wish I have time to sit here and chill too!!!! The next time I visit, I must make sure I stay at Cinque Terre for at least a night!
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YOLO hikers~

Sea waves and more sea waves!😀
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Goodbye, Riomaggiore! Glad that we dropped by for that short 30 minutes! Hehe!
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Definitely a memorable and beautiful 26th birthday! I’m so glad that I spent it here, with my favourite sea, sun, breeze and scenery❤

Took the long train ride back to Florence again and I remember Bro was famished by then~ He was desperate for food but everywhere was closed, except some Indian restaurant. After looking at the prices, the thrifty brother decided to buy some snacks from the vending machine I think? Or we managed to buy some cake or what from the thrift shop nearby just before it closed. Cannot quite recall, but I remember it was quite 狼狈 and pathetic meal…hahaha!

31 March 2015

A very short post for this day because it was spent entirely on shopping! That was my main aim of visiting Florence, remember?😛 Everyone said it’s a must to buy a Prada/Gucci/Miumiu when you visit Europe, because it’s dirt cheap when you compared to Singapore.

I did set aside a budget to get myself a good birthday present, but at the same time I did not wanna splurge too much on just one bag. For those who know me, I am very lazy to change bag, so I always carry the same bag that is usually only less than $12 kind ._. I just don’t see the need to spend a few K over ONE bag or ONE watch when I can use that money to buy SO MANY bags and SO MANY watches!

But of course if the price is still reasonable, I don’t mind owning 1 or 2 branded items (provided must be nice, if not no point spending so much). Yea so I was still hoping that I would find something that I like within the budget, but I also checked out the Prada boutique in Florence and was scared off by the price! Thought the outlet stores wouldn’t be much of a difference but still wanna check it out~

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Goodbye, Kitty!
我们出门了哦~

Went to SPACE first, which is the outlet shopping for Prada and Miu Miu. It’s super inaccessible there, so you can only take a cab from Montevarchi station. And the cab ride is not cheap because it’s quite a distance away, so people usually share it. We were lucky that there happened to be this guy and girl heading there as well, so we shared the cab!😀

Coincidentally, they are also Singaporeans! Very good-looking and fashionable couple, so I actually sought advice from them when I couldn’t decide on my bag…HAHAHA. Bro was behaving just like any guy, sitting in the cafe next door waiting, giving me that kind of you decide yourself answer >.>

Anyway, I was damn happy and excited when I got there because even though there was only 1 bag that caught my eye in the entire store (the one I got in the end), it is definitely worth the trip! I wouldn’t say that the things there are CHEAP, because cheap is like my $12 bag, but the prices there are a HUGE discount from what I saw in the boutiques!!!!!!!!!

Almost unbelievable because my budget not only managed to get me a Prada bag, but also a Prada wallet! I actually don’t need the wallet (yet), but the price is just too worth it😛 I won’t reveal how much I spent because I don’t wanna get judged, but at least I bought them with my own hard-earned money and of course birthday angbaos from my 2 dearest siblings! Hehe!

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Loots from SPACE!

The next destination was another outlet mall – The Mall. I was contemplating whether to still spend the cab fare to go there or not, since I already got my bag. Bro was hoping that I would skip it because he wanted to go back to Cinque Terre to finish up the villages (he really loves the place!) -_- But that is 4 hours plus train ride to and fro and we only had half a day left!

In the end, I decided to go ahead to The Mall because the Singaporean couple that we befriended earlier on were heading there too and asked if we wanna share a cab again. Had a hard time getting one because this place is just way too ulu. The couple tried calling the same cab that took us here, but it just left for The Mall and would only arrive back at SPACE in an hour! Zzzzzz.

After much waiting, we finally got one and arrived at The Mall! Check out the pretty sky~!!!
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There are more brands available at The MallFerragamo, Burberry, Balenciaga, Bottega and etc, but all are also a higher range kind of brands ._. I wasn’t expecting to get anything of course, because they are way over my budget and I also did not have much left after my SPACE spending.

I just window-shopped around randomly while Bro waited at the cafeteria again. It’s a huge place by the way, but I did not go into most shops because I know I can’t afford. Checked out Coach instead even though I have never been a fan of their designs (their classic CCCCCC design is damn ugly!), I was just trying to find a sling bag for Sis~

And then guess what, something caught my eyes! It’s a baby pink sling bag that I fell in love with right away! I figured that it may be too small for Sis, but I love it so much!!!!!! I actually love it more than my Prada! Hahahaha! But I had a hard time deciding whether to buy or not because I was short of around 20 bucks from my bag budget, and I did not wanna touch the money that I had set aside for Rome >.<

I really considered for a long, long time in the shop whether to get it or not. I know Bro’s gonna nag if I buy another bag, but my devil on my shoulder was telling the angel that the bag is for Sis, and it’s only if Sis doesn’t want it, then it would be mine! (In the end it was indeed too small for Sis! :P) Yea so I pondered and pondered for a long time, until I suddenly recalled something – TAX REFUND!!!

You can get your tax refund RIGHT AWAY at The Mall!!! There is a service centre there and their tax is pretty high by the way, which means you could get quite a bit from the refund! TEEHEE~! So after confirming with the staff, I figured that my plan would work! I would get the bag first using my remaining budget + another 20 bucks from my Rome fund, and then I would top it back after I got my tax refund!😀

I was so, so, so happy after I got the bag! My plan was terrific and I even got back EVEN MORE money from what I “borrowed” from my Rome fund! The feeling was damn good, like the more you spend the more you get back…HAHAHAHAHA! Thank you, tax refund!!! Though the PRCs queuing there with bagssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss of Chanels, Gucci and etc are such pain in the ass. They really buy like it’s FREE and their poor boyfriends are at the side carrying even more bags! Damn kua zhang one!

Anyway, SO SO SO happy with my buys!!!!😀 Yayyyy! Happy Birthday to me again!
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Europe Day 9 – Florence!

29 March 2015

Bro and I were wondering (and hoping) if we would have the same yummy breakfast provided before we leave to catch our train. Thought our chances are slim, since we might have offended the owner’s mum in some way that we still couldn’t figured, but she still brought breakfast into our room for us!!! Hehe! Bade farewell to the beautiful Venice and here we come, Florence!

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My luggage VS Bro’s ._.

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While waiting for our train~

It was yours truly’s birthday eve and it was also the day where thousands of Singaporeans were sending our founding father off in the heavy rain. I may not physically be in Singapore, but I was still aware of all the news happening there and wore black for the day as well.
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Anyway, arrived in Florence after a 2-hour train ride. Bro almost brought me on the wrong direction while we were finding our way to the apartment! Luckily I realised it, if not we would have made an even longer detour with our luggage -_- I realised it happened a few times when he actually got the directions wrong and I got it right instead~ Guess it’s true that I really can navigate better abroad somehow! Lyn will definitely agree! Haha!

Found our apartment and this time round, it’s on the third floor of a the building without lift again!!! Thank goodness the owners helped us with our luggage again~ The apartment belongs to these 2 friendly guys (we were wondering if they are gay couple) who are both designers! They both work from home, hence they are around most of the time. As a result, we also hid in our own room whenever we are back ._. Very shy to mingle with angmohs!

But because they are designers, their apartment is so beautifully-designed!!!
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Bedroom looks nice and comfy too!😀 More importantly, it has an en-suite bathroom~ Yayyyy!
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Oh! I forgot to introduce another of our roommate! Okay, technically she’s just a housemate, but she likes to sneak into our room to sniff this and that, super cute one!
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Checking out the rubbish bin now~ Very curious cat! Kitty kitty, haven’t you heard that curiosity kills the cat? But don’t worry, you are too adorable, I will not harm you!❤
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Bro was against the idea of letting her in, but I always let her sneak in on purpose by leaving the door ajar😛 She’s too cute and I miss her!
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Headed out to explore the nearby area and there actually isn’t much in Florence; it isn’t exactly a tourist-sy place. We merely included it as a city to visit because Nad said it’s the best place for outlet shopping! Haha! Told my brother it’s a MUST for me to visit😛

It was a short day because there wasn’t much to see or many places to go for the day. We just walked around randomly to the central area while my brother was busy looking for bridge, which is supposed to be a tourist attraction spot~
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Spotted Nad’s shop! Haha!

I think after a long walk, he told me that this is the bridge -_- Which part looks like tourist attraction ah???
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Spot the YOLO pair sitting there~

In the end, it was actually this bridge further down – Ponte Vecchio!
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Windy day!

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Nose peeling due to the dry weather though x.x

Continuing the long walk~~~
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Finally reached the bridge!
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Nothing really special or beautiful about this bridge to me, but still must take a tourist-sy shot on it😛
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And my brother was eager to take a photo of this old window somehow -_-|||
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Palazzo Vecchio

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Piazzale Michelangelo!

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Sculptor Michelangelo’s artwork

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Carousels are always so pretty!

And that’s really all for the day. I remember we ended the day with an early dinner (cum lunch) at a random cafe/restaurant which is the cheapest we could find. Spent like S$5 – S$8 on really awful sandwich and pasta. Maybe I should have chosen the pizza, but I was really sick of pizzas and pasta by then! Damn sick of Italy’s food in other words -.-“

NDP 2016 – NE2!

Did not manage to visit No.5 last Friday but managed to do so this week!😀

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Finally satisfied my Martini crave again and also claimed my birthday drinks treat! Hehe! Special privilege of ordering the promotional drinks before 9pm too😛

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FAVOURITE Peach Surprise!!!

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六六大顺!

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Second round – Lychee Martini!

A lot to do early in the morning of Saturday before the rehearsals, partly because Isaac is sick (again) and couldn’t come for the NDP show as he had wished, so gotta make last minute arrangement for the tickets😦 So damn hungry that I ate at least 8 mini spring rolls from the leftover buffet when I reached! Everyone was damn shocked by my appetite but I was really famished!!! Hahaha!

Didn’t feel like doing anything after last week‘s incidents~ Just wanna sit down and do nothing at all, not get bothered by anything. But still, I get bothered by really ridiculous participant who wanna kaopeh us because she boarded the wrong bus unintentionally but got said by us last week *major roll eyes* Think she diva, seriously.

Firstly, last week was what, the third time we are taking the same bus? I seriously don’t get the unintentionally boarded wrong bus part. Secondly, we even separated the 2 queues to 2 different sides last week and we were standing right in front of the queue, how is it that you can tell me I didn’t know which queue is for which bus. Thirdly, I remember we merely mentioned in the bus to everyone not to make such mistake because it messes things up for us (not sure which is the part that we did not TALK NICELY this way). Yeah but I also remember someone saying, “Aiyah wrong bus nevermind lah. For a change mah.” Yes, I can see that’s very unintentional and reflecting.

Really can vomit blood talking to people like this. You make a mistake but you wanna complain about others and say others are wrong for pointing out your mistake. I got so annoyed by the pestering that I finally said, “I don’t see why the other participants don’t make such mistake but only you?ALWAYS YOU, I forgot to add. Can’t believe I was being asked what do you mean by that. I thought I was clear enough.

Okay nevermind. Really sick of dealing with people like this. I had a better (and happier!) week this week because I tried to keep my hands off as much as I can. Left all the briefing in the bus to my senior cum boss – Lily! Throwback photo of us from last week!😀

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3 Indians VS 1 Chinese~

Had more time to spend with my dearest friends this week too! Had our private makeup session, but VIPs kept walking past…awkwarddddd~ LOL.

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I must say that this little one has got more requests/complaints for her makeup than Zoe Tay -_- Too hard, too itchy, too dark, too thick, too much, what is this, what is that~~~ Not only did she take the longest for her makeup, she even did it twice!

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Salvaging her triangular brows!

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新一届阿姐!

Thank goodness I had my own makeup done and only needed the eye shadow part~

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With Uncle Tan!

The makeup artists’ skills really cannot be trusted. Eric got laughed at for having makeup that looks more like it’s for the dead ._. Really starting to look like Robert Pattinson! LOL.

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With my 2 comrades!

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Full-dress with prop!

老师 said we did a good job for the performance, so I suppose it’s really not bad! But I screwed up the finale dance steps a little when I suddenly forgot the steps >.< Furthermore the motivators beside seem to be dancing on a different beat as the Indian group beside, which confused me. Suspect it’s the time-lag of the lousy receiver. Hmmmm.

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Spotted by my 2 guests for this year!

A pity their seats were being changed to the other side at the last minute…hmpf! But they still walked all the way over to take photo with me! Hehe!

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Felt sad for those who did not get to take photo with their friends and relatives due to the super strict rulessssssss of no handphone allowed (for performers) this year~ Luckily Ah Lyn still managed to reunite with Mummy and Jiejie after the show!

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This is the kind of things that disgust me every week, apart from all the food-grabbing scene. Again, these are things we have said till don’t wanna say, but turned a deaf ear. And we couldn’t do anything because it’s already an aftermath. We only saw it after it’s being done. Can only sigh, really.

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Couldn’t find Eunice to do my hair for me this week, so I tried my own best to do it. Eunice was shocked by the amount of pins I used afterwards. “你不会太夸张了一点吧!” Hahaha!
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3 more weeks of secret drinks to go! xD