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February

TWENTY

0202 HRS

Lunar New Year 2015

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The long weekend passed by really quickly and again, the holidays have come to an end. Had ample rest this Lunar new year and felt pretty recharged when I got back to work on Monday ;)

As usual, CNY was a simple, quiet affair. The first four days were decently spilt between home, relatives, friends and I liked it that we weren't rushing from places to places. Surprisingly, my parents were rather cool with me having my own programmes and I managed to skip all visiting, spending the bulk of my time resting at home.

The more interesting events that happened would – in no chronological order, be:
1. Late night movie with pooties – we caught Kingsman and it was pretty entertaining. So glad we went Cathay, they have the best cinema-mixed-sweet-salted-popcorns in my opinion.
2. Leisure gambling at Ming's place which I went home with losses – not the luckiest when it comes to gambling. No, never lucky.
3. Learning how to play Mahjong at Linny's place – plus catching up with her and her little kiddo, Evangeline.
4. Learning how to play poker with my university mates – a winning of $2. *jumps*
5. Went for a 60-min spinning class with Sharon – good, good workout and I'm aching right now. Class was almost empty but I liked it that way. Might be a good idea to plan workouts during festivities.
6. Visited The Monocle Cafe & bought a copy of favourite magazine – so, so stoked that it came to Singapore. And did I mention that we met the founder, Tyler Brûlé (and his mom)?  *starstruck*
7. Two-hour lunch date with June – Finally caught up with this dear girl over favourite banana butterscotch cake, caesar salad and tea at P.S Cafe Dempsey.

 

There, quite an enjoyable long weekend ;)

Accidentally left my camera with Linny, so am using random shots taken with my phone for a quick visual update on the past few days:

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A visit to Granny’s is a must on the first day of CNY. As usual, most of us visitors will naturally load our bags down in coussie Eunice’s room and make ourselves comfortable. She decided to introduce 'welcome signs' in her room which were very….. eye-catching.

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(Taken two years ago) Reunited with my homies this new year once again *rawr*

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She said this was the Zombie pose.

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My uncle's new method of tossing YuSheng and how at ease this put us when tossing. Totally ingenious!!

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Quite a bliss doing nothing at home for a couple of hours on the first day. Caught up on my reads while sipping on Osulloc green tea – heard so much about this brand and certainly looking forward to visit the cafe if I visit Korea. Thank you Elaine for the gift!

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At the monocle cafe. Favourite magazine. New favourite hang out. Grabbed a copy of the latest issue which came with a complimentary cuppa coffee.


A more detailed update on Dayre (@beatricesays), by the way!

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February

TWENTY

0902 HRS

Tour-guide for a day

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As mentioned in the previous post, my Korean friend Bom Soon was here on business. He extended the trip for three more days and since he was here alone, I thought I'll get my friend Kristy (who speaks a little Korean) along to show him around Singapore.

The first few places that surfaced on my mind were Sentosa, The Zoo, Night Safari, Orchard Road & Marina Bay Sands (MBS). Many of which he visited days before I met him but when asked where/what else he was interested to visit/do, he specifically mentioned The Singapore Flyer, observation deck of MBS as well as getting gifts such as traditional Kaya and chili crab sauce.

With all these in mind, the plan went like this.

LUNCH AT HOLLAND VILLAGE

Thought Holland Village would be a good place to bring Bom Soon as there were multiple eateries (where he could get Kaya from Yakun), a variety of artsy shops and gift shops we could visit.

Decided on Chinese cuisine and we started the day later with a quick lunch at Crystal Jade. Since we had a bit of time to kill before heading to our next destination, we agreed that coffee/tea after a meal was a good idea. Popped by d'Good Cafe for a cuppa and continued chatting. Before we knew it, two hours have passed!

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GOING HIGH

Thankfully Kristy drove, we were right on schedule for our next activity – The Singapore Flyer.

Being tour-guides for the very first time and aiming to show our friend the most of Singapore, we decided to park at MBS instead. We took a stroll along The Helix Bridge, (my first time doing this in the day actually), briefly introducing the Marina Bay area, enjoying the unblocked view of ArtScience Museum and MBS.

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Doing touristy stuff together ;D

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LOCAL DELIGHTS

How can Bom Soon leave without trying our local delights?

Kristy and myself were still pondering where should we go for a local feast. Due to time constraint (we underestimated the duration of our walk), we settled for Singapore Food Trail which was located just right below the Flyer. 

Not too sure if this was new, but the place was uniquely 1960s themed and we managed to find almost all kinds of local delights. Standard of food was pretty good in fact, except for Kang Kong which was quite disappointing. Bom Soon really liked the Hokkien Mee and I thought that was one of the better ones I had too. #localfoodftw

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We ended the day with a movie, supper at Rochor beancurd (thought this would be another must-try in Singapore) and headed home to rest after sending Bom Soon back.

Dead beat but it was an enjoyable day. *smiles*

Come to think of it, it was actually quite fun to play host and explore Singapore in the eyes of a 'tourist'. Feeling a lil embarrassed to say that I haven't quite noticed how clean and beautiful Singapore is. How accessible and how safe our country is. How globally connected we are..

Although some seem to fly in the face of a strict government, but perhaps that's how amazingly organized we are, yet again – safe and being able to live in such a holistic environment and enjoy world-class infrastructure. Definitely agree that it's one of the best cities to live in and am proud to be called a Singaporean ;D



Making it a point this year to write more and update more consistently.

Have been rather active on Dayre, where I recently updated with two wordy posts.

Been a long while since I've written something & I'm kinda enjoying it. Taking it as a way to practise writing and as a base for memories, reflections.  Always remember this statement I came across very randomly – 'what gets us from experience to understanding is reflection." Many of us have the tendency to focus on the negative when problems arise and I myself am no exception. Jotting it down and sharing can be a good exercise at times. Perhaps once we look back on those entries, the reflection exercise could be useful in encouraging us to think about the positive in a structured and safe way, don't you think?

More musings on Dayre (@beatricesays) if you are keen and leaving the pictorial entries here for the blog instead.

Be back soon!

P.S: Happy Lunar New Year!

16

February

TWENTY

0802 HRS

An old pal in town

Can you believe it's already mid February of 2015? It's startling how time flies, especially in the recent few years.

I remember when I was approaching my 21st birthday, the adults used to tell me that once we've passed that, time will just go so quickly and before we know it, it's probably 5 years down the road. So here am I typing this while I'm trying to recall what happened for the past years and I can hardly remember anything.

Thank goodness for this journal to safe keep memories of the past. With that said, it's time for another update and here we go again ;)

An old Korean friend of mine visited Singapore this week for business and it was also the first time we met here in Singapore.

His name is Choi Bom Soon, and I've known him for about 5 years since 2010 back at LG's international blogger forum (my first 'work-trip) which took place in South Korea. He was the PR/events guy handling LG's account and also one of the few who spoke English. I guess that didn't take us all long to become friends ;)

For the past few years, a very fortunate me had the opportunity to visit Korea for work a couple of times – once for Korea Tourism Board and once for a press trip for Belif/VDL. And each time when I'm back there, I'll definitely meet Bom Soon up for a meal at least to have a catch up. It's always then I wish I had learned the language to better communicate with the Korean pals and besides that, it would be really awesome to be able to use that to understand the culture even more. Korea is definitely one of my favourite countries and in fact, a couple of friends and I intend to make visiting Korea a yearly affair and *fingers crossed* I think we might be heading there in April!

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With pooties & Bom Soon. I thought it will be really nice if Pooties joins us for dinner as she (together with my another friend, Sharon) will be my Korea travelmates in April. Even if our trip doesn't realize, I suppose it's always a good thing to introduce good pals to each other and it'd be fun if any of us visits each other's hometown!

Was contemplating where to bring Bom Soon for his first leisure meal and as the meet up was pretty last minute, we had to play with options around town and decided on Hai Di Lao. Glad we didn't have to wait long and were seated around 15 minutes later.

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Look at how happy pooties was <3

The past few times at Hai Di Lai were always with Pooties. I tried the one in China before and I thought the standard here in Singapore was comparable – except that the HDL in China had a lot more variety of food.

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We never fail to order the fried 'nian gao' whenever we visit Hai Di Lao. Thanks Pooties for the recommendation and it has now become our must-have ;)

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Hello old pal ;D

The night ended pretty early as we were all pretty exhausted from work. We gave Bom Soon a lift back to his apartment before parting ways.

And since I'm at the topic of how Bom soon and I met, I thought it would be fun to dig up some old photos to see how much we've changed!

JANUARY 2010 - KOREA
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JANUARY 2012 - KOREA
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APRIL 2014
- KOREA
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FEBRUARY 2015
- SINGAPORE

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Besides the change in hairstyles, definitely all grown up. Good to catch up with you once again, dear pal and welcome to Singapore ;)

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January

TWENTY

1101 HRS

Of Happy Occasions

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Sharon and myself had a date at one of our favourite hoods over the weekend and we decided to skip the usual brunches and head for a traditional one instead. Been a while since we did this and always happy to spend time together just like what we did during our Europe travel. They always say you get to know a person much better during travels and we are actually quite thankful to know that we can be pretty good travel buddies. Am already starting to look forward to our next trip together and we are in fact planning for one in the next quarter of the year ;D

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Been spending quite a bit of time working on Klarra's designs for the past few months and was really excited when I received the latest batch of designs last week. One of which was a romper + tulle set which was created after working on the sample for weeks with the team/factory – I honestly am quite happy with the workmanship, quality for this and this is one of my favourite designs in this batch for sure!

Dressing down in the romper for the day and adding on the tulle skirt together with a change of shoes – all ready for a wedding dinner :)

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You can view more about this outfit here ;) Personally like this shade although most of my friends like the bondi blue one instead!

A happy occasion to witness the union of dear Gloria & her partner, Glenn last Saturday. Knew Gloria back during my UBS internship days and we've been keeping in touch over the years and glad to have met them up in London a couple of months back when I was there (Glenn is working as a lawyer in the UK and Gloria is working as a banker there as well). They have been in a long distance relationship for years and really heartwarming to see that they came this far and finally tied the knot that night. Two of the most capable and humble people I've met and very, very happy for them to see them entering on a new phase of life ;)

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Met a bunch of lovely new friends too ;)

Congratulations once again, Glenn and Gloria!

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January

TWENTY

1101 HRS

Merry Christmas’ 14

  
Christmas was spent with my dear university mates once again and this time, my family joined in the fun!

It's always a joy to see how close-knit my parents and these dear friends are and how happy my parents are with the company of them. It all started when the 8 of us (four couples) were supposed to go Batam last year for a weekend trip but I'd something on that particular weekend and instead of forfeiting the tickets, my parents went on my behalf together with 6 of my friends. That was pretty much a first and a surprise for us all. My friends, parents kinda bonded over that trip and ever since, my parents have always been asking about them. I seldom see that big fat grin on my dad's face but with them around, it's very heartwarming to see it appearing all the time. Could see that my family really enjoys spending time with them all and it seems to me that we will be making it a point to spend these occasions together going forward and I couldn't be more glad. Thankful for these friends who adore my parents just the same and I know my parents care for them like their very own children too <3

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Things have certainly changed and Christmas this year was pretty amazing actually. It was a good one gathering with different group of friends and really happy that a bunch of us came back together after so long.. it felt as though we were back to the schooling days and it definitely brought back so many memories.

Feeling a little nostalgic tonight..

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December

TWENTY

0412 HRS

Christmas Eve

Here comes the joyous time of the year and the past weeks have been pretty eventful ;)

Attended a wedding on 23rd December, where I reunited with my University (uni) mates at Traders' hotel to celebrate our fellow uni pal, Kevin and Patricia's wedding. It has been a while since we all got together (last I can remember was the Bali trip we went a year half ago) and we had such a good time catching up, reminiscing good old times and bringing back old silly jokes. So much laughter that night and Congratulations Kev, Pat!

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From left to right: Minyi, Eugene, Sandy, Calvin, Angie and Nicholas.

Wish I'd managed to capture a group shot with the bride and groom but unfortunately, I didn't boo. Nonetheless, here're a couple of shots taken with the rest of the uni mates ;)

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Christmas Eve was simple but really nice ;)

I went for a gathering at my friend, Ryan's place and his family is probably one of the most talented families I've come across – a family with artist, interior and fashion designers, food creators. Ryan was the designated chef that night and you wouldn't believe how sumptuous our spread was – to think we were actually expecting something simpler! Together with Ryan's siblings Sanchia and Dylan, they were very kind to do morning market runs to get the necessary ingredients and prepared the dishes right from scratch. We had lamb leg with mint sauce, garlic sauce, grapefruit feta cheese salad, ham, mixed potatoes, baked salmon etc. Meal was absolutely delicious and easily one of the best homecooked meals I've had at a house party!

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Not forgetting that we ended off the meal with an amazing cheese platter with truffled parma ham (favourite!) and two of my favorite cheeses, Camembert and Blue Cheese. Perfecto ;)

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Met two lovely new friends, Ben and Grace that night and here's a group shot. Thank you for the great hospitality, Ryan & family ;)

What a great time for us all to get together and I hope you've had a splendid Christmas celebration with your loved and dear ones too. Will be back to update on Christmas day next!

17

December

TWENTY

0612 HRS

Moments with Pandora

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Haven't exactly had the time to head down to town for some Christmas shopping as work has been pretty hectic for the past month even. Can't believe how time flew by and within a wink of an eye, it's the last month of the year. Feels a little sad that 2014 is coming to an end but am looking forward at the same time as it's going to be a month of festivities and celebrations!

Speaking about Christmas, I was pretty stoked when I was told to head down to PANDORA to check out their latest Christmas series.

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I personally don't own any PANDORA jewelry and this was the first time I've actually stepped into the store although I've chanced upon it many times back in London and especially during my trip to Denmark, Copenhagen. For those who didn't know, PANDORA is an international Danish jewelry manufacturer founded in 1982 by Per Enevoldsen and was started as a family-run jewelry shop there in Copenhagen before becoming an international brand. Denmark was one of the places I really enjoyed visiting and am still quite amazed by the Danish culture. Besides that, the Danes have impeccable taste and I honestly admire them for taking so much pride in every single thing (be it food, fashion etc) – it's impressive.

Anyway, back to my Christmas shopping experience at PANDORA ;)

I paid a visit to one of their many stores here in Singapore just last week to pick out something for myself and a gift for mummykins. Felt very welcome upon stepping into the store – love the warm lights and how clean, neat the interior was. I always had the impression that PANDORA is best known for their unique charm bracelets and was pleasantly surprised when I saw that they have a wide array of necklaces, watches and designer rings.

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I decided on a set of dangling pearl earrings surrounded with crystals for mummykins and this was from the latest Christmas series. Always thought pearls are quite a lovely design for moms and true enough, mummykins loved it. We both thought this was a classic, elegant and versatile design and definitely perfect for the upcoming festivities!

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Moving on to picking out something for myself and I decided on building a unique charm bracelet for myself ;) Was pretty overwhelmed with the charm choices and I think I probably spent an hour there deciding on the charms for the bracelet. With that said, I must say the sales associates were absolutely patient and very professional in helping me throughout the whole customization process. As it was my first time, I thought three charms would be ideal for starters although I did think that it would be really awesome if I could fill up the entire bracelet – now I understand why so many of my friends are crazy over adding charms to the bracelet, it's addictive!

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Talking about the charms, I picked out two from the Autumn 2014 collection and one from the Christmas 2014 collection (which was recently available in stores) – am guessing you could tell which is from the Christmas series ;) I like the fact that we can customize the bracelets by combining these charms accordingly to your individual style and memories which you hold dear. Each and every charm has its own beauty and style, ranging from sweet ones all the way to classic and edgy ones. I actually thought we might even be able to tell a person's personality or style just by observing her charm bracelet! Plus each charm represents an unforgettable moment in life which you can add as a chapter to your story.

PANDORA jewelry has always been quite an ideal gift for ladies and the extensive range of the jewelry allows your loved ones, friends to constantly expand the collection be it charms, bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. I thought the concept behind PANDORA is meaningful as well because each charm can signify a special moment and I'm pretty sure you can find a suitable charm to represent that moment.

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These two gifts were just two of the many designs I've seen in PANDORA and these jewelry definitely make a good choice for gifts in my opinion. I actually saw a couple of guys visiting the store too and well, am pretty sure this will be a good gift to surprise their loved ones!

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My customized PANDORA bracelet <3

Do you know PANDORA has a VIP membership in Singapore? With an accumulation of S$3000 purchase within a span of 6 months, you would be qualified as a PANDORA VIP member and you get to enjoy 15% storewide discount on regular priced items as well as a one-time 20% discount during your birthday month. Besides that, you get invites to promotions and exclusive private events like the one below! This event was organized specially for PANDORA VIPs and it was a private event (specially to introduce PANDORA's  Christmas 2014 collection) held at the newly revamped ION store. Not just shopping, the team prepared special activities for all their guests such as Digital Caricature of guests with their PANDORA bracelets as well as providing names engraving services on Murano glass charms which were all given to the PANDORA VIPs as a personalised gift! There were refreshments served during that evening and even a photobooth for fun photos to keep ;)

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Happy customers for the night ;)

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Pretty gifts for the guests. I'm sure you would enjoy the evening if you were there ;)

All you have to do is to present your original receipts at your preferred PANDORA store and you will be automatically signed up as a VIP member. Besides these exclusive events, VIP members will enjoy 15% discount storewide on regular priced items, a one-time 20% discount during birthday month and other exclusive offers.

Last but not least, for more details of PANDORA and to see the latest Christmas collection, you can hop over to their Homepage or Facebook Page. Merry Christmas in advance and have a merry time shopping for Christmas gifts!

Take part in PANDORA’s Christmas Lucky Dip Promotion while shopping this Christmas! Receive a complimentary jewellery with a minimum spend of $250 nett. Terms and conditions apply. While stocks last. Enquire in-store for more details.

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December

TWENTY

0112 HRS

Klarra Studio Preview

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Time for an update ;)

I honestly do have quite a lot of backdated events to share which am thinking where should I start. I personally would really love to share on London's travelogue but would very much prefer to share them continuously than breaking up the entries with random posts in between. So I reckon it might better for me to quickly document the other events before I start on that – hope it won't be too long of a history by then! 

Was pretty occupied a couple of weeks ago on Klarra's Studio Preview, which took place last month in our humble little workspace. Since festivities are around the corner, we thought it would be a great chance for us to open up the space to welcome customers for a showcase and to have a feel of the physical pieces too. I've always been reminded that the quality of fabric is as important as the workmanship when it comes to apparel and since we started making our own designs, we have been very particular on fabric selection and have been spending time sourcing for good fabrics, matching them to designs based on cut and considering comfort. Although we have always tried our very best to capture good product photos in hopes to showcase our designs clearly but we do face challenges capturing the details (especially when shooting the white shades) – probably one of our biggest challenges and a downside of being everything-online I guess :( Well, thankful we have a space to hold this event to showcase this collection that we've spent months working on (and many more new designs coming your way soon for the festivities and Chinese New Year too) and I hope the customers went back feeling happy with their purchases ;)

The team and myself were also very excited for this event because it's not often that we get the chance to interact directly with customers. It was nothing but a great joy getting to know some of them during the preview and I actually had a couple of really lovely long chats with some dear customers. Sometimes it's moments like this when I wish we had a physical boutique! Well, definitely looking forward to the day we might and for now, am glad for instagram and facebook which allow us to stay connected after. We were really happy with the turn out and thank you to those who came <3 

P.S: Understand we had a bit of a technical issue with the invoicing on the first day and sincere apologies to those who experienced it, will make sure it doesn't happen the next time round!

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We thought it might be a nice touch by having coffee served at the event and for that, we were absolutely excited to have Strangers' Reunion on board. I'm constantly on the hunt for good specialty coffee and Strangers' coffee really hits the spot (one of the best in town for sure) so I was secretly (not so secret now) overjoyed to have them joined us for the event. Not only that, Ryan, the boss of Strangers' Reunion and a Three-time Singapore National Barista/Latte Art Champion, ASEAN Barista champion (not gonna state down his long list of credentials but if you are keen to find out more, do click here) was there during our preview to specially craft coffee for the customers. What an honour for us!

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Happy to have caught up with our local talented personalities/deejays Jean, Melody, Jiahui, Kimberly & many other familiar faces too. Thank you for the support and for dropping by despite your busy schedules <3

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One of the latest designs that was showcased during the preview – the Larsen Lace Dress in white & Jemma loves it ;D

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And not forgetting this, Thank you for the help, team girls! ;)

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December

TWENTY

0212 HRS

Korea Beauty Vacation (Final)

The last day of the press trip came and we spent the morning saying our goodbyes with a hug. Sometimes it's only during farewells when you realised how fun the days truly were and how dear, how amazing the company, place were. Still thankful that I got to be on this trip and met such a lovely group – easily one of the most enjoyable trips I've been on!

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Lenus, Elaine and myself extended the trip for a couple more days and soon after our friends left, we proceeded to check into our respective hotels. We met up later in the afternoon with the plan to check out a couple of popular spots in Seoul and decided to head towards Ehwa Women's University area – an area known for shopping and food.
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True enough, there were rows and rows of shops and it reminded me a little of shopping in Bangkok. If you are looking at getting shoes/clothes at a steal, you might want to check this place out. There were tonnes of cafes around as well and we got ourselves this icecream pumpkin waffle puff with fruits drenched with chocolate sauce (which the stall owner was very kind to top it up after for us) which was sooo good!

We were thinking of where we should spend the evening and without much contemplation, we thought we should head back to Gariso-gil – probably my favourite area amongst those places I've visited in Seoul. Just a m a z i n g.

Not too sure how should I describe this place, but am pretty sure you will love the vibe and you will enjoy your time there. Another place with rows and rows of cafes, designer boutiques, concept stores and anyone could just easily stay in any of the cafes with a laptop/book, people watch all day long! Lenus and Elaine both loved this area as well, and did I mention it'd also be an ideal chill spot for a night out with friends over booze and wine as well?
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We girls really know how to shop and ended up at Dongdaemun at 1am even after being out the entire day!

I was off to meet a Korean friend of mine who I met years ago during LG press trip. Happy to have caught up with him over breakfast on that weekend ;)
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And finally, I tried Softree on the final day before I left to catch the flight back. They ran out of honey comb (which was the recommended choice) so I settled for the original soft serve which was pretty satisfying in my opinion. Would have loved to try the other crumble one but I had a bit of a difficulty communicating and there was a queue behind me. Oh wells, I'm sure I'll be back to try it or please do try it on my behalf if you visit Seoul – I heard it's really good ;)

Here comes the end of the Korea travelogue and am looking forward to plan my next Korea trip – hopefully to catch the blossoms this time!

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December

TWENTY

0212 HRS

Korea Beauty Vacation (Part 4)

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With Jean at a morning workshop by VDL.

Back to update on the second last post of my Korea travelogue. Know I've been taking forever to write this but I shall give myself a timeline and finish the travelogue by this week. Am currently on a work trip and it's quite funny how sometimes only on trips like this (which I'll be usually be out the whole day for meetings) that I've more time to blog as well. I guess that boils down to time management in a way or the other, and I really hope I'll be able to allocate a part of my time every few days to update this space like before. Have been feeling pretty nostalgic of late and the past entries served as good memories for me to read back and you should see those photos! Now that I'm at an age whereby most of my friends around me are starting to move on to the next phase of life and actually requested for past photos when planning for their weddings. Glad that these past photos have finally proven to be of a greater use! I used to take so many pictures of everything (which could be quite annoying to others) because I hope to blog on about the outings back then. I had the camera with me and went on and on until I actually felt quite annoyed with myself for having the need to snap every single time. But for what's worth, these pictures have become rather priceless, capturing so many precious moments (some I couldn't even remember if I didn't chance upon them) and bringing back really lovely memories. <3

Anyway, enough of my long-windedness and time for the travel update.

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MORNING WORKSHOP
We attended a morning workshop organized by VDL and was presented to our seat in a spacious ballroom, located at the highest level of our hotel. Appreciate how much effort the team put in in terms of the details, making sure that we were warmly welcomed to the event ;)

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The star product of VDL, the lumilayer primer which I personally like it very much – it gives a glow to the skin. In my personal opinion, the best way to apply is to mix this into your liquid foundation before applying on your facial skin.

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We were introduced to the brand and had a makeup demonstration by a renowned make up artist, sharing us how to achieve the 'Korean look' step by step.

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I always have a thing for matte lippie and the festival love mark from VDL as well as the Lip Cube (below) are two of my personal favourites! The shades are amazing and love how strong the colour comes off during application.

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Definitely an innovative one and this could easily substitute the need of a lip liner!

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All freshened up with VDL products ;)

VDL STORE VISIT
The morning workshop ended after lunch and we set off for a store visit at one of their most popular stores in town – the Myeong Dong outlet.
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Literally stepped into a beauty heaven and you wouldn't believe the surprise we received! We were invited to pick out our favourite beauty products and as you can guess, I picked out a couple of matte lippie ;)

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Happy ladies + Hayden ;)

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With Hayden, writer from Cosmopolitan ;)

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The press trip came to an end on that very day and we ended with a farewell dinner at a Korean Barbeque restaurant with the VDL team in Myeong Dong. You probably have seen VDL stores around in Singapore and in Korea, but you haven't, you might want to know that VDL has been used by many celebrity makeup artists around the world and is known to be in trend with the beauty industry. It's a global brand which focuses on latest technology in ensuring quality of the beauty products, accompanied with the trendiest shades and innovative application methods which you might never think of. Lip cube is an example and do you know they recently just launched this dual gloss-matte lippie? Basically the first layer of application will make the lips shine (gloss) but when you apply the second time, lippie turns matte – it's ingenious! I just received one and can't wait to try it myself ;D

If you are keen to check the products (as well as this latest dual gloss-matte lippie I've mentioned above), here are the store listings in Singapore:
VDL Singapore Bedok Mall Branch
VDL Singapore Bugis Junction Branch
VDL Singapore Jurong Point Shopping Centre Branch
VDL Singapore Suntec City Mall Branch

For more information, do click Here for their official website and Here for their facebook page ;)

Gotta go, an early day tomorrow and another day in the factory. Will be back soon for the last part of the trip!