Beatrice Tan - Part 39
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0109 HRS

Krabi Escape (Part 2)

Hurhur and myself took some time off one evening last week to run, and he needed to train for his upcoming IPPT as well.
And goodness! it was no joke to resume back running after I stopped a couple of months back, and my stamina deteriorated, like completely.
I tried to push myself for this random run, and the max i could do was 11 minutes before I totally stopped to take a break. boohoo.

In my opinion, it is the most dreadful part trying to regain back your momentum, but i must endure!
As long as the momentum is back, I know it would be much better but for now, i suppose i will hang on to the fact that,
"no matter how much you dread it before you start running, you will feel GREAT after the run"

* I got this top from Frockettes that I thought would be versatile, and can be a sports wear or a casual outdoor wear. But i like it sporty!

And an outfit of the day – Comfortable, simple and fuss free.

*This long tunic collar top like from Frockettes is absolutely up for many styles. It can be easily paired with a leggings and you are good to go!
Match it up with the pumps, accessorize it with a scarf and it is one look that you can be most comfortable in.


As continued with the previous entry,
this is day two of my Krabi Escape!

One thing about Cha Wan Resort is that the breakfast is not the standard buffet selection you get in most hotel/resort stays,
but it has a breakfast menu that comes with three different sets of breaky- American, Continental, Local, and you would need to place the breakfast order the night before.
No worries if you happened to forget about it, you can just head to the restaurant in the morning and order still, just that you probably have to wait a lil for it to be served.

Well, the special thing about placing the breakfast order the night before is that you can specify the timing you want it to be served, and where as well!
Yes, either at the restaurant or YOUR BALCONY! woohooo!
Loved this service of theirs and it was an amazing feeling to be greeted with a table of food early morning when you opened your front door..

This was exactly what we were greeted on the first morning.
A set of continental and a set of American breakfast.

happy happy me! Love breakfast at balcony <3


We were actually prepared to head out prior to breakfast, as we had an arrangement with the Tour Agency for a Full-day of activities!
Like i have mentioned in the previous entry, we booked a tour on day one after consulting this agency along the road outside,
and i must say that I was rather impressed by their arrangement and the price that we paid was rather worth while (after bargaining though :p).
Will definitely go back to them if i visit krabi again!

The agency is called:
159/29 (Next to Krabi Resort) Moo 2, Aonang, Muang, Krabi, 81000
Tel: +6675 638347,  +6675 661270,  +6686 7438329

Look for ARPORN Kongmag ( We called her ar-porn)

They do not only do tour, but remember I said my friend mentioned it was a fixed rate of 600 baht (taxi) for airport transfer?
We got a slightly cheaper rate, and paid 500 baht (Taxi- actually Arporn drove us to the airport hahaha) when we left the resort for airport.
So if you are thinking of going to the airport from your resort in Aonang, you might want to contact her too!
Her command of english is rather good, so no worries about communication.

Waiting for the tour bus to arrive after breakfast.
Hurhur got this cool ocean park waterproof bag on Day 1 and he loves it the minute he saw it.
It comes in many different loud colours, and in sizes (litres).
But he didn't think that it was a need, so we actually took our time to check out the different shops,
and I think we visited about 10 shops or more to compare prices (muahaha), and the best price we could get after bargaining is 400 baht (SGD$16) for the 10 litres bag.

Hello morning.

Trying to tie my hair with my lil camera, pasted a mirror screen protector on the BACK of my iphone cuz i think the front would make the screen difficult to see.
And hurhur thinks i'm trying to be funny!

Our bus came at around 9am in the morning and went round the different resorts to pick people up.

Stopped by an area for toilet break!

After travelling for about one half hour, here was our first destination, monkey cave & temple.

the temple on our right.

It was quite awesome, there were so so sooo many monkeys just running around you just like that.

And i must say these monkey were completely aggressive and not a single fear for anything, eg. humans.

spotted one rubbing his….


hurhur and i decided not to spend on monkey food to feed them because the monkeys will totally crowd around you and climb on you after spotting food on your hands.
so we spent the time watching monkeys and at the same time, applying sunblock to prepare ourselves for the next activity.
But there was this really drama one that came jumping up on hurhur's leg and climbed to his body then hands upon hearing the opening of the sunblock cap,
and just bit on it refusing to let go!!!

Gosh, it was quite a frightful sight and hurhur had to threw the sunblock to the ground before he climbed back down to know that it was not food.

managed to capture a shot of that cuz it was truly hilarious albeit scary.

just within seconds- the teeth mark!
I think everyone ought to visit the monkey cave if you go to Krabi to probably have a close-up experience with the mammals!! heh ;p

We signed up for two activities – white water rafting and ATV for this tour,
and monkey cave was a threw in for the entire tour group.
I was so excited for the next activity which was White water rafting as it was my very first time!

This was the only picture i could get because i need to keep my camera after for the afternoon. :(

White water rafting is like this!

Hurhur and I coincidentally met two fellow Singaporean friends during this tour,
and we grouped together for this activity, and of course, an experienced coach at the back to guide us.

It was fun, but probably i was seated at the back so It didn't feel as challenging as I expected it to be,
and the distance we signed up for (5KM) was a lil short, lasted for about 20 minutes or so.
You can choose to go for the longer distance (10km) but that would be at an additional charge definitely.

Cool, lunch was next and we didn't know that we had included in the tour package!

All cooked instantly, and the whole portion just for us two. – Fried eggs, sweet and sour chicken, tom yum soup.


We had lunch first because part of our tour group signed up for elephant ride and went for it.
By the time they came back for lunch, we headed off for our next activity -ATV, and it would be my FAVOURITE activity outta the whole trip!

Same again, no cameras allowed (yes they wanna sell us the pictures taken and printed, and we bought them anyways for keepsake).

and ATV is this!
UBER FUN, and i love it!!
If you are not afraid of getting sticky, a lil wet, muddy, i would really recommend you guys to try this there!
It is exactly like the picture above, you would ride one each and explore the forest!

ATV was the most expensive activity outta all in fact.
Arporn provided us with the price, for just 2 hour of ATV cost 3300 bhat (SGD 140) per pax, best price was 2800 baht (SGD 110)/
Hurhur and i chose to do white water rafting (5KM) + 1 hour of ATV, and managed to bargain the price to 2200 baht (sgd 93) per pax for these two activities!
We both felt that it was worth the money, given the activities and the transport, meals etc.

We reached back Aonang around evening 6pm, and instead of thai food today,
it would be Italian food since the whole place is filled with italian restaurants and we wanted to buy pamper ourselves too.

We settled for this restaurant  which looked pretty popular after observing for both day 1 and 2.
Can't remember the name of it but the above picture shows the place.

refreshing coconut to share.

carbonara for me, and it was goooood!!
definitely as good as what you can find in those known italian restaurants in Singapore.

A pizza which was equally delicious.

The entire bill amounted to 430 bhat (SGD 18), and tell me, where can you find such delectable food at this great price in Singapore?!
Definitely worth the money once again, and you truly feel so pampered and eat like a king there. ;p

We tried out a fruit smoothie stall, and boy…… the mango smoothie that we ordered, used ONE WHOLE ENTIRE FRESH MANGO to blend it.
oh dear oh dear..I really love krabi.

Love it love it love it!!

Passed by these people who sell the paper latern by the roadside at night for 100 baht (SGD 4.50) and we decided to get one to try for the first time.

Not gonna tell you what we wrote!! :p

And a new experience ;)

heh, and one thing i will do in Thailand apart from massage is to get a hair wash at the end of the day,
Influenced hurhur on our previous thailand trip, and he likes it too! So we both went searching for a salon to get our hair washed for the tiring day.

Found it!
Hurhur and i got our hair washed at 100 bhat (SGD 4.50) and 200 baht (SGD 9) respectively.

That sums up the second day and I would do a final entry on krabi in the next post.
Till then, hope you enjoyed this post! :)




1209 HRS

Krabi Escape (Part 1)

I finally got together the pictures of Krabi and I am so excited blogging about this!

Am missing Krabi already and it is definitely another place that I wanna go back next time.
The entire place is rather similar to Phuket but it is less commercialized and cheaper,
but still, if you love more entertainment and crowds, Phuket would be the better choice.

Weather there was awesome!
Though it was hot and sunny, but it was dry and absolutely not humid,
definitely great for me in terms of the hair and the skin- not as oily after an entire day outside.

I got hurhur and myself these two bold coloured passport holders!

Krabi here we come!

Glad that we had the morning flight and it took about 2-3 hours before we reached the airport.

the ready-us to head off and explore the streets of krabi. <3

All donned in the perfect summer outfits from Love, Bonito.

The first thing we did after arriving was to change currencies and they had MUCH BETTER rates there then.
Shouldn't have changed the bulk in SG.

I asked a couple of friends about the transportation before I came to Krabi.
Many of them told me the same thing, which was a fixed rate of 600 bhat (SGD 25) for one way trip to your resort via taxi.

Hurhur and I decided to try our luck to see if we can get a better and cheaper alternative since it would cost the same if we sat the taxi upon reaching there.
True enough, luckily we did that, and we realised that there was a bus counter in the airport and we got our tickets at 150 bhat (SGD 6) each instead!
The thing I was amazed about the bus was that they will bring you right to the DOORSTEP of your resort,
given that there were about 8 different groups going to 8 different resorts in the same bus as us though.
Amazing and definitely worth the moolahs!

our bus tickets to Ao Nang- One of the main areas whereby tourists will visit and stay.

outside the airport

our bus!

bee <3

our resort was situated at the end part of Ao Nang in fact, so we were the last to get off.


The bus will have to turn right into this road, and you will be greeted with a whole board of hotel/resort names.
Ours was Cha Wan Resort and is recommended by my friend, Mark!

We saw this nice and modern looking resort and it might be the next one to stay if i visit Krabi again.

Finally we reached our destination- Cha Wan Resort (Thai Style Resort) at Ao Nang, a private resort.

The lil walkway to head towards the reception.

And more peeks of our resort and room! <3
The resort was indeed splendid and beautiful looking, but remember to bring insect repellent or something!
The walkway to the reception.

the rooms are situated in a bungalow looking building, with two resort rooms on each, first level and second level.

our room!
The room was equipped with a 29" teevee and a minibar, and there was also complimentary WI FI internet access provided.
But in my opinion, WI FI was a lil weak but manageable.
P.S: The reception area has a desktop for guest to use as well.

seems like it's a resort that many honeymoon couples frequent!

The toilet and the bathing rooms were separated.

The outdoor area just outside our room.

we can see the pool directly from our balcony!

We spent awhile relaxing around the room before we left to explore the streets of Krabi.
Timing was good, and it was about 3 plus in the afternoon, perfect for a bit of walk, massage and then dinner.

As our resort is situated pretty inside, one will need to walk out of this road to reach the main shopping area.

Taking a slow walk and exploring the different places along the way.

Passed by some pretty nice looking restaurants.

 It was bout 10 mins before we got onto the main road,
and there were roadside stalls there everyday during the 4 days we were there.
I love roadside stalls! Though many say unhygienic, but the food there is generally cheap and good!

settled for banana chocolate pancakes!! love the thai pancakes n crepes.

Coolios, seats to sit around the stalls and enjoy our pancakes.

It was so good albeit its oiliness. It tasted just like a roti prata actually, just that it was accompanied with sliced bananas and chocolate sauce.

Another of my favourites in thailand (not only krabi) are the 7-eleven stores.
They have loads of stuff and I love their CHEESE SAUSAGES, cost around SGD 1!
It's always a must have for me and i ate that at least once a day when i was in Krabi.
Not to forget, they have a whole range of drinks and juices as well.

Hurhur being a great fan of milk teas, got himself this Meiji milk tea which he said it can be found only in thailand and it was soo goood.
Quite nice to just sit by the side, enjoy the drink and people-watch for a while.

We went strolling down the streets and the shops were a repetition of each other.
But what i love is that most of their shops sell really gorgeous bikinis!! <3

pretty bikinis!!

spotted: burger king

Restaurants by the sea.
Oh yes, the streets of Ao Nang are near the sea.

There were many tourist information booths along the streets actually, so no worries about booking for a day's trip to phiphi island etc.
We passed by this particular one with this "Similan" island outside and we were rather amused by it!
hurhur was totally giving THE look.

But i have readers that told me Similan is in fact a very beautiful island for snorkeling!

Spotted some lil girls along the way, awwww sweet!

As you walk further down, you will pass by the sea, and then mountains,
rather picturesque and I love it that there were all shophouses, with no high rise buildings, just like a lil modern village.

This place was rather far from our resort, but there were more ATAS shops there.

like mcdonalds..

by this time, we were kinda tired from all the walking and decided to take a break at the mcdonalds because i spotted CHEESE FRIES there!

Gosh, since when did macs have cheese fries?
I like it because there was no mayonnaise, but i didn't think it was that great because the cheese was rather salty. hmmm
And macs fries are always specially nice, but i concluded that it didn't really go well with cheese though.

Soon enough, it was evening and then night.
one thing i love about thailand is the road side night stalls, whereby you can find many great, unique and cheap food, as well as shopping stuff!

Krabi has a fair share of small bars too.

I was totally craving for Minced pork with basil leaf (my favourite!!) at any thai food place, but apparently we couldn't find any solely thai food restaurants.
All the thai food were accompanied with another cuisine, and most restaurants are "Authentic Indian & Thai food" together.
We were rather skeptical about it and continued to look for a thai place to eat until we saw this Jamai Restaurant that seemed the best fit.

The whole place was kinda rundown but i always believe these people cook great food.
But after sitting down, we realised that it was muslim! which means no pork and there goes my minced pork with basil!!! boohoooo.

Tired us just decided to go ahead anyway.

we ordered these- tomyum soup, green curry, minced beef with basil leaf (to replace my pork craving!!) and apple smoothie.
The tomyum and minced beef were good, but i know it might be too salty for some's liking.
Green curry was a tad bland, but the apple smoothie was absolutely refreshing! I could make do with another cup of that.
The entire meal cost us about  SGD$10 for two!

We took a slow walk back to our resort and reached back about 9pm..

look at how beautiful the resort was at night too..

THAT was our room (spot the staircase) staring at you above!

and we took a dip to end of our first day in Krabi. <3

There was this "tourist information" shop that we first enquired after we headed out to the main street from our hotel, and its called Aonang April Travel and Tour.
Apparently, the rates we asked about for trips to phiphi island and for activities were pretty decent (after bargaining of course, but the margin was pretty huge),
and we booked a full day of activities immediately with them for our next day.

Hurhur and I tried something different for this trip and it was the first time for the both of us individually as well.
Uber fun i must say, and do stay tuned for it!




0909 HRS

Letting Go

This post definitely shows a very personal side of me.
But i am penning it down cuz i think it's definitely very useful in our not always smooth-sailing life.

I am currently reading a book now called "the secret of letting go"- by Guy Finley

Saw it amongst the other books at hurhur's place and i thought that could do me some help.
Frankly, I think i'm someone who holds on if I really think it's something worth, or something I have put my great effort in it till date.
Be it friendships, relationships, some form of business or whatever it is.

Perhaps It didn't seem like it through the eventful days which i penned down in words and gazillion pics here,
but this year till date hasn't been that well for me.
The most blessing thing I suppose for me now, is to be in love, and yes, to meet hurhur ;) (thank you bee <3)
And like they always say, Love plays a huge part in one's life, or Love conquers all.
I didn't really think that way before that, but I couldn't agree more now.
It changes the road ahead, it sure does and no matter how the relationship turns out,
for what its worth, we just have to keep believing that..
we all will and have a someone there, someone right- not just a lover, but a bestfriend and a soulmate, waiting for us.
We just have to keep believing it.

How we got together wasn't as smooth as how a couple gets together,
and it was through some hurdles and problems but I'm glad we walked down the road together.
It would be much much easier if those hurdles would be just things, issues, but nah, it was related to friendships,
and those that we treasured as well.

I kept holding on to the treasured friendship and slowly, i just realised it wasn't the same anymore.
It didn't seem like i was really affected by it on the surface, and only a couple of closer friends knew exactly how was i feeling deep down inside,
but well, it was just sad to know that the friendship didn't turn our stronger than i thought it would be, or hope that it would be.
i suppose we all think that we are right, but i also realised, some things are just not right nor wrong,
People have different perspective on matters, and hence, perhaps some stuff doesn't deem right to one, and if so,
those issues should be put across definitely, to be improved and make sure one does it right the next time.
And the key is, because there is Love in friendships too.

People make mistakes, people don't always agree with one another, people have very different views,
and with a strong friendship just like relationship, in my opinion, that is how friends grow together, agree to disagree,
understanding each other better through happy times and differences.
So that each other would know how to walk down the road together, accommodating willingly with each other's needs,
and knowing what the person likes, and dislike, or what the person is sensitive about.
These are my views, so naturally, i held on but not letting go, expecting one to share the same point of view, but i guess not.
We all can have fun together whenever, but when problem comes, you know who your real friends are.
And perhaps things should just go on its course, there is only so much i can fight for something..
i did and there is only a need to answer to myself for that.

Life still goes on, i don't think people really care whether we are happy or unhappy,
and the more we should brace ourselves up and walk down the road happily and positively.

"Our greatest strength isn't our ability to imagine brighter days ahead, it is that we are empowered -
in every present moment – to effortlessly dismiss any dark thought or feeling that, left unattended,
diminishes our happiness"

think this book does help in opening your mind, letting you have a different perspective in life.
Happiness or how are we feeling happy every day is actually all in our minds, just how we look at things today.
Nothing can change that, or allow that, only us, ourselves.
I'm still reading, but i can already feel that i am starting to master the skill of letting go each bit of unhappiness effortlessly,
yes, the key is effortlessly.
Thanks bee for being there, and to those friends who were as well, you know who you are. <3

And I seriously believe i can do that, a lil pathetic to know i need a book to understand myself better,
but well, if it helps, why not right?! Geez.


Nuff reflections of mine and on a side note, I just got a mailer from my NUS friend, Nalinah, (my hall mate back then),
asking if i wanna attend this fun-filled healthy event - HYPERJIVE (Mega 3 hours fitness event) with all my other friends!

I'm so glad that it's opened out to public because i always love going for such events whereby you can do all these activities (and not just eating, drinking, and movie) with your friends!!
I can still remember i used to go Singapore workout at the field with my parents back then and do the marching of feet action with clapping and "five five five" down, hahaha!

Well, a movie ticket cost about $10 already, so why not just replace the movie ticket for this event with friends or family together?!
Plus it's a healthy one, and i am sure you will feel good after the event cuz you exercise,
and it will be hilarious with the poses for your whole gang if most don't do kickboxing and yoga, but i'm sure it's gonna be awesome fun!!
NUS events are always super hype up, as what I have attended back then!
And you get to meet many NUS Hunks and babes. ;p

And oh yes, this event is accompanied with attractive goodies bags too!
Each goodie bag is worth $200, as what i know, items like:
-Shokubutsu items
- Ganier facial items
- Instant noodles
- SHAPE magazine
- Amore Beach bag
- Vouchers (frolick, botak jones, deuter, massage at sports physio etc etc)
- Lucky draw chance whereby there are 10 sets of Adidas water bottles and Iphone Sports Armbands are for grabs!!
- or participate in any of the exercise event and stand to win SKI 360 free passes & Jack's Place vouchers.

Any friends wanna go?!
It's this Sat! :)

For public, you are welcome!
You can contact my friends at:
Nalinah @ 82391685 / Fangli @ 98581643

Sign up online if you want too!





1109 HRS

Friends with love!

I got to know Alexa through an event, and she's definitely one of the nicest people around. :)
I can remember vividly how we sat at the busstop together with Carrie during our first meet up and we had a long talk while waiting for hurhur to come.
Though it was quite a rush at our recent meetup, but it was great to see ya once again Alexa!

we did a speedy manicure together at Pink Parlour and this was her favourite nail colour. 
i very much love it too, such an elegant colour. <3

i tried a new shade that was in stores that day, a pinkish coral shimmery tone, nice!

Pink Parlour is the dedicated nail place i usually go for nails in fact,
and i must say apart from brazilian waxing, pedicure and manicure will be their next forte.

Hurhur and I arranged a date night out last friday, and i met him after my manicure to head to Holland Village for dinner.
Brought him to one of my favourite italian restaurants - Amici ,  in Singapore, and it still is.

The place isn't huge to begin with, a lil cramp, but i guess that sums up its coziness in a way.
We were seated at this row of tables near the entrance.

Being a huge carbonara fan, i never fail to try every carbonara everytime i go to a new italian place.
For Amici, i think it's really delicious and I like it that it's not too salty as compared to some.

The pizzas are good there too, but they are known for their thin-crust, so if you are not a fan of that, better stick with pasta or mains!

The award winning Tiramisu at Amici. it was better when i last went, think it shrunk a bit, and it was not chilled enough this time.
Nonetheless, do give it a try if you love tiramisu!

Hurhur and I had a good one half two hour dinner,
before we made our way down to visit my friend's, Angelina private tasting at her newly opened chill out bar!
It's really nice to see how these friends slowly realise their dreams, and congrats!
Definitely an achievement and you have my support! :)

The bar is called The Studio Cocktail Bar (or see their facebook page here) and is somewhat different than the typical bars.
I must say the place is real cosy, and the unique concept is there- A bachelor's living room.
True enough, the entire place doesn't look like a place you can buy liquor shots, but it is! Awesome stuff.

The place.

Chilling out at the studio, love the photoframes!


They serve cocktails and liquor, perfect for a weekend chill out or after work chill outnight.
Nachos, chicken wings, and calamaris are a must-try! Completely home-made :)

the young capable lady boss- angelina! <3

and our partners <3

+65 6396 6345


Last but not least,
Two shots of us to end the night sweet and nice. :p

please ignore the messy fringe! time to trim it myself!


The next day was an eventful day as well.
My aunt was back in town and she loves Royal China the moment I brought her (after poot's recommendation),
and always crave for dimsum there whenever she's back.

* wearing almost famous tiffany blue structured dress, perfect for Brunch with my mom and aunts!

the best dimsum i have eaten till date.

love the cosy tiffany blue concept.

Nuff said for this place, because it's not the first time I have blogged about Royal China! heh
if you have not tried it, you have to! ;)


Just like the above, another friend of mine opened a new coffee house right at the hustle bustle Upp Thomson Road.
I took the afternoon out and decided to go for their soft launch and enjoy a cuppa coffee with friends!

it's called Habitat Coffee.

The two very friendly lady bosses!

Homely is definitely the word to describe the place,
and one of the best things (im sure we all love it) is that they have plugs and spacious tables,
for you to gather with friends, do some work together etc.
But of course, the BEST thing is their very rich and delightful coffee, all prepared and brewed by the boss!

Didn;t manage to snap a good shot of the coffee, so try it guys!

poots and her momsie! :)



Here are two more outfits of the day, More pretty dresses coming your way. :)

*Glam it up with a simple dress without much accessories and you are good to go! you can find this dress at Almost Famous too. :)

*How about a weekend maxi dress with vintage flora prints at Almost Famous? Definitely very victorian looking prints that they have!





1009 HRS


My cousin and I decided to begin on a lil venture and finally, we have put the pieces all together and the website is done.

It's called MyCandyTable ( ,
and I suppose the name does say it all on what is this venture about, and yes- its candy buffet!

We source out & home-make some of the unique candies/chocolates/ biscuits/ cupcakes/ everything desserts just for the candy buffet,
in hopes to create a uniquely different kind of buffet for your guest and all sorts of events –
hen's night, birthdays, baby showers, ROM, weddings, company events, school events etc.

The candy buffet allows you to do customization, and actually, we will provide our services of creating themes and conceptualizing for ya!

My cousin have had her experience doing conceptualized candy buffets for her kids, (yes two lovely adorable kids) as well as for friend's birthdays and kids as well.
She had a corner with this candy buffet & cakes apart from the usual food catering, and we all loved it to the max!
I am sure it will be one that will completely amaze your guests upon their arrival. ;)

Please support by joining the facebook & mailing list,
cuz we are creating more unique items/concepts and you might want to know what are they later!

Some photos to show you what we do:

Yes! We designed the wrappers for instance, the chocolate bars in one of the pictures above,
just provide with your logo, picture, words etc, we can customized them and wrap for ya :)

An example of the birthday- 1 year old baby Raynise

pretty and yumz!



I got my golf kicks!
After so many months of golf lesson, I think it's time to get myself a pair of golf shoes.

I always think those lil things happened for a reason,
and the thing was that my golf lessons are not really consistent but I had one yesterday morning.
If I didn't go for my golf lesson,
I would know that there is this Adidas clearance sale happening at expo since friday for three days, until today. :p

The clearance sale has items that totally are at a steal price,
so no complains going all the way to expo and do hurry go if you want to get something!

Showing you my loots.

My new golf shoes <3

Got running shoes for momsie- very lightweighted pair and perfect for exercising.

Love this Golf shorts and the taylormade visor.

A complimentary item upon leaving the place. love the colour and the huge logo!

*Structured keyhole collar dress from pearlavish, wore this very comfy dress for the entire day out and shopping at the adidas fair!


I met the girls for a dinner night out at Watami, and we had a very special reason for the meet up too!
My dear friend, haslinda is having her wedding dinner two weeks from now,
and how exciting that can be!

I suppose she's the first girlfriend amongst us all to get hitched,
so it gives us even more excitement to be planning for her.
We are now planning her hen's night first, and will keep you guys informed what did we do for the night! ;p

Linny in the right corner, and the four bridesmaids of hers! <3

*Donned with a mango top and a white flowy skiry from pearlavish, together besties – apple and linny <3


Before I returned the rented graduation robe to the school,
I decided to make full use of it and brought it to my grandpa's to take some snap shots with the extended family.

here's a decent shot of us. i'm second in line to grad! :)

and the funny one…. and gosh, stop looking at my cousin david's muscles please!!

the bodybuilder, cousin david.

my beloved aunt who is very closed to our family as well.

Anyway, I was pretty much into baking the past couple of months,
and given that, Momsie got inspired to do some baking every week since a month ago.
She was mastering the art of baking the pandan cake and told me her goal is for the pandan cake to taste like my granny's,
and yes, finally she got the perfect recipe and yes, i have been having pandan cakes for the many past weekends!! heh
Time to share with the relatives!

*Wearing pearlavish's lil red dress, getting a lil pose-y with momsie's pandan cake!




0109 HRS

Outdoor shoot!

Giving the cooooll loook~
(please ignore the waterbottle hahah)

It was a helluva fun-filled day today at the outdoor shoot with the powerpack LB girls & the privileged three of us, (Constance, Zianna and myself),
to be donning on what's going to be launched in the next upcoming exciting collection!
We went to a secret place and it was kinda freaky but yet something was just very alluring about the place,
despite the countless of mosquito's bites on my legs (UGH! but it seemed like only jie and I got bitten) and our very known Singapore humid weather.
Nonetheless, it was a great time spent with about 10 of us girls, followed by a dinner to celebrate Ginny's birthday at P.S Cafe.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINNY! sorry i couldn't stay long, hope you have had great fun!

We took a gazillian behind-the-scenes pictures, and even until my camera was totally outta batt,
but well, the full range of photos are not to be disclosed till then. :p

You wouldn't want to miss the behind-the-scenes, and look at the very cooperative paparazi team!! :P

I'm sure the collection will be up soon, so stay tuned!


And do you know Salon Vim is having a new campaign up for everyone to participate,
but this time round, it's for a greater reason!

For friends who would like to do something special for your good friends or so,
here's a chance for you to help a friend and at the same time, help the unfortunates. :)
I really do encourage you guys to participate, and I am sure it will be worthwhile!

As what Salon Vim says,

" The world goes around in a cycle and one thing leads to another.
A kind act will continue to go around the world changing lives.
Do you have a friend whom you wish to help?
Let us know."

Salon Vim would like to play a part to give your friend the confidence one would like to have, and hopefully to change her life for the better.
And yes, indeed, Salon Vim hopes to provide YOU & a PLUS-ONE for a complete complimentary hair makeover,
in hopes to give back to the community at the same time.

Here's how you can help with 3 simple steps!

1.    1. Post a photo of you and your dearest friend.

2.     2. Tell us why you would like to help your friend.
(eg, have she always wished to visit a hair salon but do not have the money to do so?
Does she have very low confidence?)

3.     3. Tell us how we can change her life because it is the driving point behind this project.


How to win & what will you get!

No votes are required, and Salon Vim will choose the winning entry whose plight/story touches them the most.


So start typing away, tell us and help us touch lives with a heart for everyone!
Check back at their FACEBOOK for more details!


On a side note, the Lancome video is out!
Vel, Alexa, Carrie and myself were being interviewed during the Lancome Visionnaire Event,
and check out what we have to say about Lancome's latest creation, the Visionnaire, that helps re-create perfect skin,
by reducing your pores and wrinkles.

you can see the video HERE.


Here're the new OOTD!

*Am a huge fan of anything-boho, and here's one of my favourite boho tops in the wardrobe-
Countryside Blouse in Vanilla White by ClarityCloset!

*Nothing can go wrong with a this Embroidery Dress in Coral Delight by ClarityCloset,
it's effortless pretty with its embroideries and definitely a great colour to go with!




0109 HRS


Bet you have seen this, and this has gotta be one of the much privileged shoot i went for,
given that it's shot by lightedpixels and we were donning on an awesome LB debut bridesmaid collection. <3

The shoot was taken at one of the most common venues for wedding photography – Botanical Gardens,
and weather was pretty warm under the scorching sun, but that's the kind of sun that makes photos beautiful..

natalia was the bride for the shoot!


Got this piece of dress from my dear friend, Eileen's online shopping site - PopCherryCrush,
and it's one of my favourite pieces in the wardrobe now! :)

I'm always a great fan of prints, especially pretty prints just like this dress.
Definitely one which can be worn for corporate or casual.
It doesn't come with the belt but I decided to accessorize a lil,
but it's perfect without any belt at all too as the cutting itself does enhance the waist line too!

Pop over to PopCherryCrush for more pretty prints dresses, and you might see something you like!





1209 HRS

Everything food!

I think Thai food has gotta be one of my highly sought after food almost ALL the time.
The beef noodles soup, minced pork meat with basil leaf (my favourite outta all!), phad thai and thai olive rice are totally to-die-for,
and at the rate im feasting on these, i think i might spend money to attend cooking lessons and learn to cook thai food one day. heh

So I am constantly around in Singapore searching for thai food and I think to those of you guys who are great fans of thai food as well (ok or food),
i will share my favourite places, def not as comprehensive as food blogs, but i do think i'm quite a foodie as them muahaha.

anyways, i came back to this place called Jane Thai Food @ orchard towers (yes, all the thai girls with Caucasians walking around, yes yes.. kinda sleazzyyyy) for thai food,
but didn't think minced pork with basil was as good as the first time.
Still, i think i might go back again to give it another try cuz some of the dishes were indeed quite good.
One thing good is, they operate to 4AM!!!
for the club crowd, but well, if you are around town and wanna have supper but sick of rochor tau huay or stingray etc,
you know where else u can go!

But some of you guys might not like it, cuz its situated right in front of a club,
smoky and quite a view of thai girls with curvacious figure walking around..

here's june :) love it everytime we catch up, tonnes to talk from A-Z.

and thai ice milk tea is a must have too!

TEL: +65 9054 4219


Have you gotten your mooncake?!

Im totally not a fan of mooncakes, cuz lotus paste or egg yolk aint my favourite thing as well.
But i love snow skin, so it's a good thing now mooncakes are accompanied with different flavours than just lotus paste and yolk.

I heard raves about the Champagne Truffle Mooncake from Raffles Hotel since last year and i make it a point to try it this year.
Hurhur and I went to the Takashimaya MoonCake fair specially to get that but just to realise that they didn't list their mooncakes there this year.

So we went round searching for champagne truffle mooncake,  (ok, since i can't get to try the raffles hotel ones, we decided to try another brand)
and found similar exact flavours from Jewels Artisan Chocolate booth.
I suppose they specialise in chocolate, so it shouldn't be too far away from the raffles brand,
so hurhur got a box of 8 for me.

We were allowed to mix any 5 of their flavours, but i mixed four only as I don't think i'm a great fan of korean black garlic (which was the 5th choice).

it's a box of 8 mini mooncakes.

Champagne truffle.
I thought it was pretty good, the champagne taste is obvious but not too much,
and after a few seconds of savoring it, you can taste the blend of truffle gradually.
Good work, though the skin could be a lil more chewy than powdery!

Dark chocolate crunchy pearls.
Definitely crunchy, but oops, this has the most lotus paste in it,
so i wouldn't comment much on this cuz im not a fan of lotus paste.

Espresso Truffle flavour.
This is my second favourite, love the bittersweet taste of the espresso taste!

Salted Caramel.
okay, nuff said with just its name.

A box of 8 mini snowskin mooncakes from Jewels Artisan Chocolate costs around $43 if I am not wrong.

if you are interested to get them, head down to Taka mooncake fair or visit their outlet:

Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road #02-31/32
12 Aug to 11 Sept 2011

Takashimaya Square
Basement 2 Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
18 Aug to 11 Sept 2011

Entertainment Centre Atrium (in front of Carrefour)
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
29 Aug 2011 to 11 Sept 2011

Saw the raffles hotel mini mooncakes, and a box of 8 costs $60.
I have asked around and they all say nothing beats the Raffles hotel champagne truffles so yes, I am so gonna try it soon!



*Black Cliantha Wrap Dress from Hey, Adonia. Great material and comes with a silver sash but i decided to go all black and put my own black belt! :)

*I love this skirt from Hey, Adonia! Awesome material, great fit and the colour is totally rocking my wardrobe.

*This blazer from Hey,Adonia is not to be missed as well, definitely versatile and love the pastel colour.




0109 HRS


Yayy i finally sorted out and edited the peektures for the CHURP CHURP gathering that happened around 2 weeks ago!

Well, if you have not heard before of what's Churp churp, I am sure you definitely heard of Twitter!
Churpchurp is the community that rewards you when you share various events, campaigns & updates via your Twitter Account.

Sounds skeptical about it at first?
To those who are, yes i was the same as you, and kinda puzzled about it at first and was thinking, "really? so good? how true is it??"
Until i got myself an account and received CASH whenever I participated in their campaigns and well,
turns out its an awesome thing because i get to know of the latest promotions yet earning cash at the same time!
Anyway,  free account so I was also thinking, why not just sign up and try!
You can read more about them HERE.

YES YES, so it went from awesome to even more awesome when I was invited to perform magic at their first community event!
Along with three more bloggers/twitterers – qiuting, ladyironchef, jessica, (ahhhhh, im the most junior twitterers and definitely feeling very privilege! :p),
we were tasked to be trained with a magic trick prior to the event to perform to the audiences.
Anybody is invited and the majority of the crowd are fellow twitterers toooo! so exciting.

The event was held at this place around bukit timah, called binjai park.

guess what?! it was held at this arty fatsy place, cool beans..

creative clownish lights!


and yes, that's the churpchurp mascot!!

and myself were the early birds..

first task before learning magic, colour the mascot and it will be given as a accompanying gift for games later!

our BARE birdy.

starting on mine…. woohoo, pink is the way to go, i wanna make it feminine… :p

qiuting was next to come!

hello, magicians to be!

DONE! our birds!

omg qiuting drew really cute long lashes on her birdie and she said its TU DOU they bird is wearing. 9 outta 10 people never heard of tudou and i didn't too!! hahahha
but it supposed to be a kind of outfit that the ancient girls wear. and mine looks like ah ma the more i see it :((((, hahaha but well.. u can basically tell which are drawn by girls…

with legendary bossming!

that's our pro magician who is gonna teach us a trick each

looking intensely, but giving the wow but ayeee, stop cheating me kinda look.

boss ming's turn

practising our trick for later

finally jessica is here! we missed you for the first half of the practice!

and yes games and shows begun!!

Some of us!! :D

Meileng and huiwen, two pretty churpchurp babes

and my fellow twitterer who received the birdie i drew! heh oops, hope it didn't give you a shock!! hahaha

game started


AND YES YES! the awesome cupcakes that jessica baked that was why she was late.
uber look alike and she's talented I must say!

loved it! <3

Great event i must say, hope to see you guys around soon again!!




1208 HRS

Hongkong Disneyland 5th Anniversary! (Part 2)

 *EDITED: thanks readers, im not well with the characters and yes its pluto!!! not goofy!

  As continued from the previous entry, we were really tired at the end of the day but when we reached upon the hotel and checked into our rooms,
the excitement overpowered the tiredness and we can’t stop snapping away!

The keys to our room, cute.

Walking along the Disney corridors to our room.. 5731!
It feels as though im walking inside of the train, and the door looks like the train door we saw in the mickey cartoons,
And finally, the long awaited, check out our DISNEY ROOMS!

The teevee area, and the table that you can use the broadband cable  24/7.
wo queen sized beds and one thing that I am particular about hotels is their beds as well.
The bed was really comfortable to sleep in, and I didn’t even dream the whole night given that I dream almost everyday.
Not to forget, cleanliness is also another factor that I am very particular of, and yes, no doubt it’s clean and shiny.

gorgeous plate in the middle of the wall.

the bathroom. Everything is really exquisite looking and extremely adhering to the Mickey theme.

Rise and Shine! There was a full day of itinerary packed for this second day but we were definitely re-charged.
The first event of the day which I definitely wouldn’t want to miss it the international buffet breakfast at the Enchanted Gardens.
It wasn’t called Enchanted Gardens for no reason, and read on, you will get what I mean. J

the beautiful wall in Disneyland hotel which we must take a picture at for keepsake!

Everything here is very magical looking and you almost felt like you are in another world.

Finally, we were here!
This was the entrance to the restaurant- the Enchanted Garden, and the queue was already forming in the early morning.
But service was fast and prompt, we were seated in no time  at a perfect spot just right in the middle.

The Enchanted Garden was absolutely one of the main highlights in Disneyland,
and reasons being are because you get to dine in a utmost gorgeous place with a wide spread of food,
at the same time, be welcomed with Disney “live” characters walking around the room to greet you for phototaking. Excitement much!


The well décor upon walking into the restaurant.

Amazing, enchanted gardens no doubts.

Spotted! pluto being goofy.

us with awesome service first thing when you sat down – coffee or tea?

From western, to Chinese hongkong food, they have everything.

love these!! Uber cute looking, mickey pancakes, I am sure all of us love this and it tasted good as well.

Jam’s in glass bottled just for you and your dough, elegant!

I took these for a starter. yumz

Chinese food, kuey tiao soup, yumz again.
You wouldn’t be dining for long before you spot the Disney characters.
We were so excited that we kept waving to the respective character and signaling them to come forwards (yes, for peektures!),
but were greeted with a wait hand signal in return.  We even tapped characters that were within our reach,
and I think the only thing we missed doing was to grab them and pull them towards us. Hahaha.
But well, fret not if u spot all favourite characters,
they actually have a standard route to walk and will follow that to walk diligently for a couple of times.
So don’t be like us so kiasu and constantly flag them to come,  teehee. :p

Finally, PLUTO was the first!

Followed by mickey, apple loves mickey, and so does adorable xiao lu (the little girl)


Hello pretty daisy. Can I have your eyelashes please?!
Breakfast was done after an hour or two, and we went round exploring this elegant hotel once again.


we spotted a room that specializes in dolling up little kids in magical outfits, Disney princesses outfits to be exact.
to all families, you might want to bring your kids here!
The next part of the itinerary was back to the huge themepark which we couldn’t finish exploring the previous day.
One thing I love about the place was the shophouses concept, and you can spot nothing like a high-rise building. 
Once you cruise down the streets, you will be very amazed I’m sure with the very detailed architect of the shophouses,
and yes, those are shops and you might even think the signboard and all are just for show but definitely not.

us in this lil fantasy cottage <3

yes, real bakery which looks too nice to be true

upon entering the bakery, be greeted by cute lil pastries! Looks yummy
Our idea was to try the respective rides we didn’t try on the previous day, and first stop was this Space Mountain.
I must tell you this was my FAVOURITE ride of the whole lot!!
But it was apple’s least favourite.. okay, I think it wasn’t even in her favourite list at all.

Space Mountain was the most thrilling rides of all and it was in fact a roller coaster! I don’t think im a huge fan of those madness coasters,
but this was pretty exciting yet mild at the same time. I wouldn’t comment much on this because you have to try it!
Don’t worry it’s not like those crazy dangerous  ones which will scare the hell out of you..

But still. Maybe we have different risk appetite… muhahah!
Awesome fun guys, you must try it!
The great thing about it was that we had FASTPASS!!
It allows you to cut all the queue and go to the priority queue, you get to save time!
Oh, I just learnt that a limited number of passes are given out FREE in front of the rides daily!

This is total unglam shot but I will show you anyway. It was captured on screen and I am at the extreme left hand..
but guess where’s apple?! Hahah hilarious!!

The 5th anniversary of Disneyland, and the castle bridge was decorated beautifully with props.

Teacup ride was next, relaxing and one for everybody of all ages!

teacup along the path

Frozen treats for the hot weather.


used to eat this when I was really young, think it was 50cents back then or something.
Based on the maps and guides, we went towards watchin the Lion King show which had various timings.
This show exceeded my expectations and it was exactly like a musical with awesome performances, dance and singing from the crew.
Don’t miss this one!

The huge crowd. First come first serve!

Excellent performance!
We continue to walk around and along the way, you will be surprised with real live Disney princesses available for phototaking.
We didn’t manage to get a snap or two together with them due to the queue, but definitely we could get a good glimpse of them.
They are GORGEOUS, and the skin (yeah I know it might be thick make up as well), but it just looked flawless. *jealous*

Sleeping beauty <3


snow white.

spotted this pianist who pedaled to the middle of no where and started playing the piano.

cool things along the way


we went to try the astro blasters as well, which was a shooting game.

we have to get into each seat and it will bring us around in a dark tunnel to shoot with laser to earn points!

Being welcomed by staff to ask us to take a picture with this self-made frame.

We left the themepark around evening, and onboard the train to the main city train station, check out the windows!

The rest of the day goes on and it was definitely a very fun-filling trip! The themepark was huge to begin with,
and countless of rides to play, so I would recommend that you go for at least a two-day.

We enjoyed ourself tremendously and apple was even thinking of bringing joseph back for a second time!


More OOTD!

*Lilac halter covered back dress from pearlavish, perfect for dinners!

Celebrated cousin eunice 21st with the family <3 and donned on a coral boho dress from pearlavish,
extremely easy on the skin and love the embroidery collar design.

*Coral boho casual dress from pearlavish.