OBC STAYCATION PART 2 X KOREAN LANGUAGE STUDIES

Hey there!

I finally received the remaining pictures and some videos from our recent staycation in Hard Rock Hotel! This second part is filled with even more unglams, but hey, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, right?!

Looking at the videos and pictures make me miss my clique even more. Even though school was quite torturous, I wish I can go back to the past year whereby we were all attending school. I miss how we always gossiped and fooled around, as well as the lunch breaks where we ate together while judging other people (cough), and many many other fun moments. No friendship is smooth-sailing, but I know that when I look back at the past 2 years with my OBC girls, only the good times will remain in my mind. I dare say I had the most fun in the last year of diploma studies, because of this bunch of crazy girls.

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Our bare faces, before we started filming the “Blindfold Makeup” video

VIDEO TIME!!

Here’s the video of me getting my makeup done by the blindfolded Nat. I know we all seem so chaotic, but I swear mine is probably the most calm and normal one already. Wait till the other editions come out, you’ll see why!

For the first time I have a video of me fringe-less. Well, now you know why I have bangs, yeah? NO, DON’T JUDGE.

Next up, Huisan’s version (a.k.a. Makeup tutorial – Chingay) by Brigid!
Followed by Brigid’s dramatic eyeliner look by Huisan. Probably one of the most clumsy makeup challenge ever. (LOL)
Davina doing for Natalie! Messy eyeliner spotted.
Lastly, Me doing Davina’s makeup. Inspired by my panda, Kiakia. I think I did a good job! HAHA.
That’s all the videos of the blindfold makeup challenge did by us, #OBC! Many thanks to Brigid for the editing!

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And like I mentioned in the previous staycation post, I looked too normal so Nat decided to add 2 random lines under my eyes LOL

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That’s it about our staycation! As you can see, we had a BLAST!

Anyway, I’ve been self-learning Korean Language recently.
I was watching “The Return of Superman”, which is a korean variety show about 4 Fathers taking care of their children for 3D2N. I love the show because the kids are SO adorable and the Fathers seem so candid and sincere. Even my Mom fell in love with the show and kept asking me to play it for her.
In the show, I saw the kids learning the Korean language, and their eagerness motivated me. One of my new year resolution for 2014 was to pick up a new language, and since I’ve learnt Japanese in school (which I have completely forgotten), I decided that its time to move on and learn another language!
Surprisingly, Korean is a lot easier than Japanese because it is slightly more straight forward and the words are easier to write. I managed to get all the vowels, consonants and alphabets in a day by learning through http://www.kosnet.go.kr as well as my own DIY flashcards.
I can now read aloud a simple paragraph, however, I am still not able to fully comprehend the words. However, I am sure I will be able to understand them soon, if I keep up my hard work.
The internet has so much resources to help in learning new languages, and I find it sufficient enough that I don’t have to go out and purchase some language kit (which can be quite costly) or even attend a language school (which cost quite a bomb to me right now).
I shall make good use of my long holiday to master Korean! 🙂

XOXO,
Iris

HARD ROCK HOTEL X OBC STAYCATION PART 1

Hey there, I’m back from my staycation!

We went to Hard Rock Hotel for a 2D1N staycation to celebrate our graduation. As expected, the staycation was as chaotic as it can be, but we had lots of fun.

I had quite a high expectation for Hard Rock Hotel because its quite reputable and being located in RWS means it should at least be of a certain good standard. However, I cannot be more disappointed with my experience there.
We booked the deluxe pool view room and our room was located on the 5th floor. Our pool view was quite restricted due to the low floor we were located on. It didn’t really matter actually, since we were not there for the view.
However, one thing I really cannot stand is a dusty room. When we first entered the hotel room, it stank of muskiness and was very dusty! The shelves were filled with dust and the wardrobe had a really bad odour. My skin is quite sensitive to dust and I immediately felt itchy all over.

In addition, there were no wine glasses provided and the HDMI television had no HDMI insertion ports whatsoever. That completely ruined out plans for the night because we brought along some movies in a thumb drive to play on the television. The past few hotels I’ve stayed before all had HDMI ports to play our own movies, and I don’t see why Hard Rock Hotel’s televisions don’t have one. We called the reception and they said that there is no such function available even though the television has HDMI capabilities. (Roll eyes)

Other than these, the beds were clean and we were only staying for a night so we decided to bear with it.

Our staycation began with us filming a “Blindfold makeup” video and I swear the entire process was a joke. We drew lots to see who will be doing whose makeup. Natalie got to do for me, while I did for Davina. As the first guinea pig of the “Blindfold Makeup” video, I was quite lucky because Natalie has awesome makeup skills and even when she can’t see a thing I did not end up looking like a ghost/drag queen unlike the rest of them. (OPS!) Huisan ended up looking like she performed in the Chingay, Davina looked like a panda, Brigid had crazy eyeliner and Natalie had her double eyelids emphasized. I looked the most normal in the end so Natalie added two messy strokes of eyeliner below my eyes. The videos and pictures of our craziness are still stored away in Nat’s camera, so I’ll include them in OBC staycation part 2!

I also taught them some ballet moves such as the pirouette. Natalie almost gave me a heart attack when she spun and fell down, I seriously thought she sprained her ankle or something. I have a weak heart, don’t do this to me Nat!!

We went swimming in the Hard Rock pool and it was so cold I thought i was going to die. Davina did not want to swim so she ended up being our camerawoman who took sooooo many unglam shots of us.
We had dinner in Astons and after all that swimming I was so hungry  I finished all my food, to their surprise. It was my first time eating Astons’ mac & cheese (don’t judge) and I finally understand why so many people are addicted to it. Later that night we went strolling around RWS and returned to our hotel to indulge in our sparkling Moscato and nom on chips. We were so determined not to sleep the night away but Huisan fell asleep at about 12am, followed by Natalie and we eventually all dozed off until 9am. I did not sleep well thanks to Dav’s never ending snores and Huisan’s whack in the face. (Sniff sniff)

Ended the staycation by having breakfast at Mcdonalds, where Natalie told us a horror story which spooked Davina so much she had to scream out loud. I swear we all got a shock not because of the story but because of her super loud scream.

It was quite a simple staycation but every second was filled with laughters! I will miss these girls when we all go our separate ways. Love ya’ll, OBC!

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On our way into RWS

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I don’t even know…

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Yes, I cut my hair.

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Deluxe (Pool view)

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Restricted Pool View

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#dontjudgepls

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Teaching them some ballet poses in the water

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Everybody was Kungfu fighting!

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Ultimate unglam shot

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I really felt like a tourist here

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On the way home

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#ootd

That’s it for now!

XOXO,
Iris