WHOA WHOA WHOA! I knew i was slacking in the blog aspect, but never did i expect a 3 months hiatus from this space. I think once you lose the momentum to blog, it’s very hard to pick it back up. Now, my goldfish memory cannot remember what exactly happened in the past 3 months, so i will just put up photos and try my best to recap.
Before the photo spam begins, i have to admit that I have been more active on Dayre than usual because i feel like i am paying my blog debts through microblogging, But i hate the way Dayre reduces the quality of the pictures, making lugging my camera around redundant. So usually i use my pathetic phone camera when i’m microblogging. I will try to keep this space alive, at least once or twice a month. Determination!!
That’s all for now, still need to put up the zoo trip as well as my 21st party post. Take it slow! Hahaha. SUPER sleepy now, need some sleep. Goodnight!
I am currently in high spirits, because today morning.. – I BOUGHT MY BIG BANG “MADE” WORLD TOUR CONCERT TICKETS!
And this time i decided to not go on a budget and buy Cat 1 seats. There’s also a more expensive VIP Category, but the price is a hefty ~$400 and I cannot part with that amount because I am going on vacation! But i’m feeling quite regretful right now, because with addition $100 I could have gotten additional VIP pass to view their sound check. Maybe not this year. Time to earn more money and set aside $400 so I can go for the VIP category next year! Excited to go to the concert with Huiru! Hehe
Money just fly away so easily, I swear. I feel it strongly because there’s so much things I have to spend on within these 2 months – Vacation, 21st Party & Bigbang. I’m currently considering starting my work term earlier so I can earn more.
Ok that aside. I was fooling around with my camera that day and found the “Toy Camera” effect setting. I love how the pictures look, but they come out a bit darker than what I see in my camera’s screen. Which means I have to go through the trouble to edit them. I don’t get why though, I even pre-set the exposure to +0.7. And now that I look at it, “Toy Camera” just seem like additional vignetting. Can someone halp? Haha
Anyway, after all the edits, i realized I did not take much pictures in April! Probably because me and the boyfriend were pretty busy during this month.
Pretty or what? Many many thanks to San for bringing me there and giving me additional staff discount hehe
Went to Miam Miam in bugis with the boyfriend on one of the weekends!
Loving my shorts!
Cinderella was pretty good! She’s sooo pretty. But I was quite uncomfortable in the old theater because I kept imagining bugs on the seats and stuff LOL
Dragged the boyfriend to the LKY exhibition, which he grumpily went -.-
There was a crowd there and we had to queue up to enter the small exhibition.
This was pretty cool!
He was soooo young!
Thank you again and again, Mr Lee.
There were some extra exhibitions there too.
Old soldier’s shoe.
I really wanted to sit this but the kids won’t get up. 😦Old Teeveeeeee.
This tuchineko looks a little different than the one before, no? It’s because I got myself a 2nd one! Had to reserve because they were running out of stock everywhere, and finally traveled to Liang Court to get Mekmek!
Well, so it’s been quite a tuchineko month for me. 🙂 But they are too cute I cannot resist.
That’s it for now! I’m about to head out and I have a feeling I will be late LOL. #whatsnew
I’ve moved from weebly to wordpress! I can no longer stand the slow weebly editor, hence I decided to go through the hassle and shift my blog over to wordpress. In addition, i cannot believe the weebly app on android does not allow you to blog on the go. I really wanted to use my tablet to blog when I have nothing to do, and not having to power up the laptop is a lot more convenient! But weebly decided to invent an app that does not function, which leaves me no choice but to hop over to wordpress because at least they have a functional app that works on my tablet.
In addition, if you click on the widget icon in the top right hand corner, there are direct previews of my instagram updates as well as my archives etc. Awesome!
I know I am a little behind on my march post, can’t help it because life got in the way!
March was a very different month, because of how hectic life was followed by the leaving of Mr LKY. He has always held a place in my family, because we respect him greatly.
Feb finally came to an end!! So many things happened this past month, but I’m glad they are all over now.
This past month, what’s really tormenting is that each time i gave my explanation, I felt like i’m just finding excuse for myself. I guess i don’t deserve to scratch off that line in my resolution. Oh well..
I guess the thought and anticipation for CNY really did tide me through this period. However, to my disappointment, CNY was really dull this year. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I was too excited for it, but nonetheless, it felt awesome to be able to get a breather and gather with the family!
“Month in pixels” take me quite awhile to post because of the weebly image system. I wish they’d put a QTY bar below the “image” widget, and allow me to type the amount of “image” widgets i need so that the system can auto pop them into the post instead of having me drag the widget one by one. It’s so tedious, laggy, and troublesome!
Okay, as usual, photo spam coming up!
P.s. random but.. I’M IN LOVE WITH MY SONY A5000! It feels like the best splurge everrr.
I bought many onigiri molds online so i can make some to surprise the boyfriend on Vday. However, our Vday did not include a picnic, so I had to put my equipment to work earlier than Feb 14.
Here’s the full panda ones! We have a thang for pandas ❤
They were fairly easy to make. I just hate the cleaning up part though.
I need to learn more recipes to see this smile again.
I think my hair has grown significantly longer! Please tell me they did…
And Mr. Muk (our kite) took flight in less than 10 seconds, I’m not even kidding. The wind was so strong, he soar towards the sky, slicing some rose petals off a bride’s bouquet on his way up. I thought we were going to appear on a murder news report.
Feb was a celebratory month for me. I had Vday, Ernest’s birthday and CNY to keep me focus ahead before I go crazy over all that stress. On the boy’s birthday, I allowed myself to unwind and treated him to SuFood!
My charming birthday boy 😀
Waiting for the food! Did not know what to expect but I decided to come because I remember Jitwoon recommending this place to me.
The appetizer was pretty awesome! I especially liked the middle one.
But the cider tasted like cough syrup to me. I squeezed my eyes shut with every sip. We were told that it’s supposed to cleanse your palate.
THE SALAD WAS DA BOMB!! I’D GO BACK ANY DAY JUST TO EAT THIS SALAD!
I have been craving for these Rosemary bread sticks since that day! They have quite an addicting taste.
Birthday boy busying food-stagraming too.
I chose the pumpkin soup and it was mehh… Not enough flavor.
On the other hand, the soup my bf chose was delicious!! I guess their food standard is pretty inconsistent.
We were quite puzzled when they served us a calzone. Not because we’ve never eaten one (i ate some during my time in Ice Edge Cafe), but because we did not recall ordering a calzone. Nonetheless we dug in and…
When we were almost done, the waitress approached us with an apology and replaced the calzone with the potato pizza. Turns out we were served the wrong dish, but I was surprised they did not even ask if we would like a replacement or to continue with the calzone, and instead just swiftly replaced the dish. I’m not complaining though, we got to try an additional main dish thanks to them!
I thought my bf’s seaweed star pizza was the best out of the 3 pizzas because there was more flavor. The bf did not quite like it because of the wasabi.
Potato pizza is HUGEEE!
I continued the bf’s celebration by bringing him to “The Company of Cats”!
This fluffy cannot stop meowing to the workers on the other side of the door.
My fave furball of the night, and I’m sure you guys can see why!
SO FREAKING CUTE (FAT), NO?
I think my phobia for tamed cats have thoroughly cured! I went to a cat cafe in a DRESS. Can you believe it?!
I think i chose the wrong time to go (8pm) because half of the cats were asleep or getting ready to sleep. But i remember the other time at Neko no Niwa that the cats were more active at night! Hmm..
This one is hyperactive!
The calm kitty i stuck to most of the time. It didn’t want to come out, but it didn’t mind my stroking. 🙂
For some reason this feels like a reenaction of Rapunzel.
Cat towers overload!
I didn’t feel very comfortable being in the confined space with strangers who acted a little “know-it-all”.
Loafing under da table lika boss.
Busy with the cat toys hahahah
They seem to only like the blue string one
I was pretty nervous being in there without long pants but I warmed up to these fluffies eventually.
I can’t decide who had a better workout, my boyfriend or da cats.
I’m just busy selfie-ing away.
With fat & lazy Bella.
2 of the cats were in a tense fight and despite all the commotion, this one didn’t even blink!
And finally… Bella woke up. After we left… -.-
Secretly ordered a Oreo Cheesecake from Cat & the Fiddle, and had them deliver it straight to his house because I didn’t have time to buy a cake after school. Much thanks for his sister & Mom for helping to receive the cake and not revealing the surprise!
I was a little too happy, which explains the shaky hands hahahahaha
Happy 23rd Birthday, Baby! ❤
The cake was AWESOME!! I read up on the reviews and was a little skeptical & worried at first, but the cheesecake was creamy and rich, totally my cup of tea. I got to bring a few slices home for my parents to try, and both of them were obsessed!
Hope you had a good birthday, darling!
2 days later it was Vday with my boy! My fave red roses in pink wrapping 🙂
Went to feast at Greendot Payalebar Square Mall!
Waiting for our food!
We ordered the tom yum hot pot for 2. Super tasty I keep craving for more!
Love the salad!
With my Valentine ❤
Boyfriend surprised me with something i completely didn’t expect…
JOE LABERO MAGIC SHOW! (gasp)
Super duper excited!
There were these dark “shadows” lurking around the waiting area, spooking me out.
Very vintage, I like.
There were clips of old magic tricks playing on the screens, and when the show started we were not allowed to use the camera. The show had a pretty dark & intense feeling, but its my first true magic show and i didn’t really know what to expect. Until today I’m still trying to get myself to believe that Joe Labero actually disappeared before my eyes and appeared behind me in last than 5 seconds. I really don’t get it..
A far shot of the magician himself. A little shaky because he caught me snapping and asked me to go forward and take a proper picture with him (which i didn’t because I was shy and slightly afraid LOL).
And my sweet, literally sweet, Valentine gift. Thanks baby, love them!!
Red roses x Peony & Blush Suede. Too much love!
And 5 days later, it was CNY day 1! Been looking forward to CNY for so long, finally, this day has arrived!! Out to bainian at grandma’s house with my family 🙂
Yiyi & me!
2 of the most influencing women in my life.
CNY day 1 #ootd
And CNY day 2 at bf’s house!
Did some acrylic roses on my nails for cny!
CNY day 4! Went movie date with da boy.
Home boy 17!
Hoping for a better year!
And more $$$$!
And a week later, it’s grandma’s 80th birthday celebration!
All the ladies 🙂
Jiejie & me!
The 21st century Common Interest.
Happy birthday Po po!
I know it’s been long since i last updated my braces, but that’s because there wasn’t much of a difference after all my problematic teeth have been fixed. Its been basically power bands on straight teeth to pull them even closer together.
Looking back, it’s been a year since I first gotten braces! After one year, on Feb 2015, my dentist decided it was time to introduce me to “ELASTIC”.
This small bands have been giving me the worse headaches ever!! In addition, they kept snapping everytime I eat, and prevented me from opening my mouth wide enough to consume food. Sigh..
My current smile 😀
Do you see the elastics?
Better view of it. Its main purpose is to shift the top row backwards to reduce the overbite.
I look lika vampire when I open my mouth,,,
I have a bad feeling I will have to keep wearing these elastics in different combinations for the remaining months. Sigh..
Oh well…That’s it for now!
This was how i started the 1st draft of this post, but whatever I typed after that line were honestly quite impulsive and harsh, such that I decided to delete the entire chunk and pretend all that anger never existed. To those kind people who know why life sucks so badly for me right now, thank you so much for the comforting words and encouragement. I will hang in there for Feb, and hopefully it will be the end of my misery.
Because the past month had been really unbearable, every thing pleasant that occurred seemed to be magnified and played a huge part in keeping me going. When I feel like I can take this shit no more, I plugged myself in to Ed Sheeren’s “Photograph” and look back at those happy moments, and I feel contented with my situation and don’t feel as pathetic anymore.
I think for the month of Jan, the pictures below held meanings of a whole new level to me.
These smiles aren’t just a facade, but they cannot deny the existence of misery.
(Most photos are unedited because.. I’m lazy. HAHAHA)
Started off the 1st week of Jan at Marina Barrage for a picnic 🙂
Food that the dear boy prepared!
And Mr Muk’s 1st successful instant take-off. I think we’ve mastered it!
With my new found love. 😛
Same same but different
First time witnessing the filming of an advertisement. Seems like hard work!
But i thought it’d be common sense to avoid filming in these kind of places during weekends because it will definitely be quite packed, no?
Random sweet treat from the boy! My fave would be the black one – caramel!
Went to MBS during mid month.
Wearing the shirt i gifted him 🙂
The wind was so big I think this was the only picture that my hair was tamed.
Unglam candid :3
And very fail jump shots hahahaha
The thing about handing your boyfriend the camera.. 😛
Boyfriend brought me to S.A.M. on our monthsary! The exhibitions were really cool this time.
They look like fleas surrounding the carcass. These stuffs are activated via movement, and they will start to wiggle while the carcass expand and shrink as if its breathing.
The stupid guard decided to stand right in the middle of the exhibit, and everyone could not get a proper picture of it…
Don’t rain on my parade
Feels like a grand library
Can you spot the difference?
These coffin-liked objects are actually thick books spread open.
I’m examining the exhibit of old dirt.
Probably one of the most impactful pieces there.
The paint actually still looked wet on the floor.
Fight fight fight
“Eh Uncle, OI!”
People were shooting me strange looks hahaha
He composed music to match with the letters he received.
I was so happy when I came across this!
Never knew a white piece of fabric can look so..
Another piece that left a deep impression. I wonder how long he took to complete this.
Excuse me !!
Er.. Just naked women floating in water.
Very embarrassing and fail jumpshot. HAHAHAH
My IG’s: Unobtainable.
Ended the month with a short gathering. These girls never fail to make me happy!
Can’t wait to see ya’ll on 27th for our reunion dinner! :3
It seems like blogging becomes a lot more tedious when I accumulate a month’s worth of photos and post them all at a go. Furthermore Weebly isn’t very user-friendly when it comes to uploading images. I’m currently considering using the gallery option, or slideshow. But i still like the format of a normal post with long list of pictures. Oh well..
That’s it for now, will post my Jan Favorites soon!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. It’s time for December favorites already?!
That only means one thing – School is resuming, a.k.a. FML.
December has been quite an eventful month for me, but rushing around means I haven’t had much time experimenting or trying new stuff, which explains this really simple favorites list which you will be seeing below. I’ve been into multipurpose or convenient products that can help speed up my preparation time in addition to reducing the weight and size of my makeup bag.
1. Tarte airbuki bamboo powder foundation brush
Like it’s name suggest, this is a dense Kabuki brush which I use to buff on my TFS ME:EX Angel Skin Powder Pact, as mentioned in my AUGSEPTOCT favorites post.
I like that it gives an airbrush, flawless finish without looking cakey. I really cannot stand the sight of girls who pat on thick layers of powder foundation unevenly on top of their dry skin which creates a cakey, flakey finish. Especially those who use the puff given inside the compact – STAPH!! Time to ask for a kabuki brush this Christmas, babes!!
2. Tarte the slenderizer bamboo contouring brush
I was really hesitant to get this brush because it is double-ended. Double-ended brushes are so hard to store, because you cannot let it stand on one end, and if it lies around in my makeup drawers, the bristles will definitely go out of shape. But someone came to my rescue and gave me 2 brush guards to protect the bristles! I never really got about trying brush guards because they remind me so much of those nettings used to wrap apples or pears, and I didn’t want to be bothered with the inconvenience of having to remove them each time i use the brush.
Let me tell you, THEY ARE THE SAVIOR OF ALL DOUBLE-ENDED BRUSHES!!
They kept the bristles in shape so I can just leave my brush rolling with the eyeliners, mascaras etc. without worrying that it will be ruined. It really isn’t as much of a hassle to put them back onto the brush because the guard is very stretchy which makes it easy to tuck over the brush. I’m a true believer of brush guards now, and have proceeded to purchase a few sets of them for my brush collection.
Brush guards aside, this brush works perfectly for applying concealer and liquid foundation. I know its meant for contouring, but the denser side is really good at buffing and layering concealer evenly, while the angled side spreads liquid foundation thinly and seamlessly onto the skin. This brush is super handy on the days where I’m lazy to go wet my beauty blender sponge, which is most of the days actually.
3. Benefit Lollitint
I have a strong feeling I’ve mentioned this before in one of my past favorites post, but this product deserves a second mention because I kept reaching for it during my staycation. I forgot to bring my blusher during staycation, but I was not worried because I have my trusty Lollitint! I’ve learnt my lesson after so many occasions whereby I dabbed the product directly onto my cheeks and ended up with a purplish dot on my face for the whole day. This thing dries so fast, it only looks natural when dabbed on using a sponge. It lasts all day and looks natural! In addition, it doubles as a liptint which means I can forget about bringing my lipsticks along with me when I’m out!
4. Wet n Wild Icon Collection Eyeshadow Trio in I’m getting Sunburned
Actually, I usually reach for my other Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment more than this because I find the colors on Silent Treatment more wearable. However, as I left Silent Treatment in my hostel, I had to make do with I’m Getting Sunburned which I have at home. Like I said earlier, I’ve been in quite a rush most of the days foe December, and I just couldn’t find time to slowly experiment with my bigger eyeshadow palettes. Small palettes like this comes with colors that are meant to go together. This makes putting on eye makeup so much easier, especially with such obvious instructions such as the color for “BROWBONE”, “CREASE”, “EYELID”.
I find myself falling in love with the colors as well, for the pigmentation is great! However, I notice more fallout from the darker brown “CREASE” color than the other shades, which can be quite troublesome to remove from the skin.
5. SUKI Cosmetics Taiwan Tom Girl Eyebrow Kit
In the past I never understood why my Mom would always take such a long time drawing her brows, but now that I’ve learnt to put on makeup, I fight the same battle as her. For some reason, I always find it hard to find the right brow pencil shade to match my hair color, but with this brow kit I can mix the colors to my heart content. The shade on the left is actually a eyebrow gel which I don’t use in fear of making my brows to bold, and if i’m not wrong, the gel has probably dried up by now. That’s the thing about gels.. I prefer brow powders to brow pencils because they give a more natural look!
6. ELF Flawless Eyeshadow in Golden Goddess
I feel like I’ve mentioned this product before too. Hmm..
Anyway, another idiot-proof eyeshadow palette for the days where I choose not to use my brain. I love to create a natural look with this palette, but I usually leave out the first/brightest shade because of the amount of fallout. They’re a little crumbly, especially so for the first shade. But the palette was pretty cheap so I have no complains!
The packaging feels like it is about to crack anytime though..
I’m loving December because of the festive moods, but it’s coming to an end and that’s depressing. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself this past 2 weeks, forgetting that stressful school semester will be coming up in 2 weeks time.
Here’s a photo summary of my wonderful time with love ones for the past 2 weeks taken with my Sony A5000 (mostly unedited)!
Went to visit the Earlier Mona Lisa exhibition with the boyfriend!
I was not expecting to be able to see the actual Earlier Mona Lisa piece!
In The Old Parliament
Outfit of the Day!
Tourist in action
From My Love ❤
The boyfriend surprised me with tickets to the Peter Pan musical which I wanted to go so badly!
Thanks so much Dear!
The actors actually came into the audience area to interact and play before the musical began.
Not very clear but – IT’S CAPTAIN HOOK!
And the tick-tock crocodile!
Boyfriend’s OOTD, wearing the shirt I got for him. 🙂
My outfit to Peter Pan Musical!
I heard there’s the unique Korean long cone icecream here!
Kiakia’s selfie time!
Did i tell you I have a mouthful of Christmas? Went to the dentist requesting for it .. Me: I have a special request, can I have… Dentist: Green-red-green-red right? Can can sit down. LOL
Finally met up with Meipeng! 😀
Awesome caramel & matcha icecream
Looks like i got this out of a magazine LOL
Meet you again babe! ❤
Met up with my dearest OBC girls again! But missing Brigid this time. (Nat maintain pls)
With my crazy bestie! Really hope to go on the BKK trip with you soon!