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11

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0110 HRS

Foodeavour- AOBA Hokkaido Ramen

I had a wonderful birthday celebration planned by hurhur this year,
and I shall leave the details to the post birthday entry once the pics are done and up! ;)

Was really touched by the act and very astonished to be blindfolded at 12AM on the day of my birthday,
and received this in my hands the very next moment…
He knows me best, and got me a gift on my wishlist- the prada wallet which was what i have been looking for the longest time,
getting friends to check in hong kong etc but always didn't bear to part with the moolahs in the pocket. heh

Yes, I'll make sure i will take 1000000 times good care of it. ;p

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Daiso has always been my favourite shop, and i always leave there with NO intention to buy anything,
but always come out with a bag full of things, especially snacks from there.
But still, i love doing shopping there, they have totally tonnes of stuff!


*Wearing a green corporate work dress from pearlavish, love the neckline cut and the sleeves. Definitely enhances your shoulders.

Spent about an hour in fact doing shopping at Daiso today and by the time hurhur and i stepped out of the store,
we were famished!

Wanted to queue for Itacho (our favourite japanese sushi place) but the queue was horrendously long as usual,
and we decided to dine in at this Ramen place- AOBA Hokkaido Ramen @ ION Orchard.

We were rather skeptical about dining in at first because there was no queue at all and the place was not quite filled given that it was peak dinner time somehow.
But the starving stomachs couldn't hold much longer and we ordered a set each- One Ramen and one hot stone rice.


Taken from ronald-tan.com, didn't manage to snap any pics of the place.

 
Mr hurhur


Our Shoyu Ramen- SGD$16.90.

I must say the food was really satisfying (don't think it was because we were hungry), but I like their Shoyu Ramen!
The broth was tasty, and the noodles were thin and al dente,
plus the fact that i like my Ramen plain with just char siew and egg, without much bamboo shoots and bean sprouts etc,
and that was exactly how the Ramen was cooked.
Awesomeee <3


Our yakiniku (grilled meat- pork) stone rice, SGD $9.90

The hot stone rice was equally delicious as well,
and we had the yakiniku (grilled meat- pork) stone rice, and it was just simply heavenly…
Love stone pot rice because even after 15 minutes, the entire bowl will still be pipping hot!

We also topped up $3 to get a side dish and a drink each for the complete set.
Didn't manage to get any pics for this.

AOBA HOKKAIDO RAMEN
ION ORCHARD,
#B3-25
TEL: 6509 9394


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More outfits of the week, BFI!


*A good quality structured scallop neckline dress from pearlavish, one which accentuates your waistline!

 
*A coral maxi from pearlavish, which comes with the belt as well and good inner lining.
Bet it would complete the entire look with just a simple straw hat! ;)

9

October

TWENTYELEVEN

1210 HRS

Something New Coming Your Way

Some say that we dress-up to attract attention from the opposite sex, but I beg to differ.
Reason is simple, I would think that dressing up is a form of self-love & respect,
and wanting to feel good after dressing up to make sure we get that confidence in ourselves whenever we head out.
Afterall, impression counts isn’t it?

And yet again, I strongly believe how we dress-up to derive a style of our own (I believe we each are associated with a particular main style,
and I bet your friends will point out that style for you if you haven realized it yourself!) is actually associated with what shows we watch and who are the people we follow –
and slowly, aim to achieve the so called similar style and all because that person(s) is just so beautiful (or handsome).

No doubt. Eg. I have a friend who has the height and look like Alessandra  Ambrosio from Victoria Secret.
(my favourite is still mirander kerr)

hwat!

In terms of her hair, style and the way she portrays herself..everything is so similar.
With that in mind, she (my friend) looks really hot too (and no, she doesn’t dress like the above).
And after a while, I realized her biggest idol is truly Alessandra  Ambrosio since she was young!!

Guys, not gonna tell you who she is, she’s attached and getting married!!

So, I think I’m in love with too many characters and that’s probably how I get my  “I-think-its-nice-but-hurhur-thinks-its-weird-sometimes” style. Geez.
Well, apparently, hurhur thinks I dress weirdly at time, it goes like this:

Me: (done dressing up) bee, I just bought this new top, pretty??
Hurhur: hmm Ok.. not bad but it’s kinda weird looking. But I don’t know how to appreciate what you are wearing today…
Me: huh? Not why weird??! I like this top a lot!
Hurhur: I don’t know.. sometimes the stuff you wear is kinda different and weird..

Well. After talking to a few guys and girls (mentioning about their BFs),
the nice style refers to just a simple dress or the basic outfits, and weird is most probably referring to like cape designs, hole designs of the top, unique neckline etc. 
But but…. IT’S STYLE! See how gossip girls dress!!

So my point is, that’s another reason to show that our main aim is not to attract
(though im sure there is a bit of that, I mean, who doesn’t want to impress the “guy/girl” he or she likes right?)
but wanting to make ourselves feel good.
So it doesn’t matter if whoever finds it weird because it’s subjective,
or unless its like way overbearing to most such as some girls-
wearing super low cut but has the not supposed to surface bra showing out,
or very obvious VPL or skirts as short as the undergarment etc, for that, it’s really really.. weird in a negative way.

So coming back into the style topic, yes, I love watching gossip girl and exploring their styles!
I know a lot of  my guy friends watch it too, so definitely, the styles are truly not weird sometimes, just UNIQUE. Teehee.
But there are certain apparels that I never thought could go together,
but after watching, it does create a very different yet admiring outfit after they pieced them together.
That’s one of the awesomeness about the show!

And talking about that,
a few bloggers and myself attended an amazing party by Robinsons & Mio Tv-
The Prime Time Fall Fashion, last week at one of Singapore’s newest and well-known club – Avalaon @ MBS.


First pic: Nicole, Yina & myself
Second pic: Myself, Nicole, Vel, Valerie & Michelle.

Great to know that Vel and Nicole were gracing the event as well,
and it was see familiar faces and it was good to see other familiar faces like Huiwen, Clara, Alexa, Yina, Zoe, Qiuting which made the night an enjoyable and fun-filled one.
Not only that, I made three new friends, our very own Miss Singapore 2011 (this year!) Valerie, and two Michelle, definitely a pleasure. 

We had a lil fun at the entrance before the event starts!

With vel, Nicole and huiwen. Vel wore this real gorgeous pair of wedges that made us all feel short! Heh.


Nicole and I decided to go RED for our dressing,
and it was uber easy to spot us amongst the crowd as most were donned in black. In the end,
we received so many printed-out shots by the event’s team and were tasked to pass to the friends in the pictures. Heh.



With Alexa and zoe.


And we spotted tough FRESH MEAT outside patrolling, I was feeling normal but I think vel was really excited (check out the cheeky look). Geez. :p


Looking at the Robinsons above, you know there is something different and exciting about it. A new feel of Robinsons and I like it.

The event that shows case the collaboration between Robinsons and Mio TV was quite a different experience.
As you might be thinking how they can team up, well, here what I am for to tell you!
Friends who know me would know that I can never get enough of the US TV series,
especially exciting & addictive ones like Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl etc and the next I am looking to watch is Nikita by the ultra hot Maggie Q!
And also, it’s awesome to be already subscribed to Singtel (in fact, my whole family is) be it for phone, internet, or TV because mio TV will be bringing to us all of these shows,
and the best part is they will be right on TV as soon as 24 hours after the US telecast!

With ultra clear quality, here are some of the shows:
1. Gossip Girl
2. The Mentalist
3. Nikita
4. Revenge
5. Desperate Housewives
6. Vampire Diaries
7. American Horror Story
8. Person of interest
9. Steven Spielberg’s Terra Nova
And many other more awaiting for you!

So like I have mentioned, these shows are popular because they have great story lines and very gorgeous and popular stars starring in it,
and that’s how people derived their admired characters in them, at the same time,
get their styles and re-create looks from these hit US TV series! Read on to know the next exciting part!

We headed right into Avalon first… and love the walkway!


 Cool beans and roles changed, Nicole was my model for these shots. ;p


It was my first time stepping into Avalon and it was closed this even, it definitely looks very promising and I will be back to check out the club some day again. ;)


The bloggers all sat together and I must say the club has really comfortable seating cubicles that give you adequate privacy as well. Check out my gorgeous table mates!


Qiuting, Michellesweets, Valerie and michelleagy


Thanks to the staff to help us capture these shots!


And we met another familiar face – a tweeter friend qiuting and I met at the churpchurp gathering!


We had our share of drinks before the show starts, and as it’s called the Prime Time Fall Fashion,
we had the privilege to sit through the remarkable fashion show that Robinsons and Mio TV put together.

Like I have mentioned earlier that the shows introduced stars and another side of fashion that help re-create looks for people like us, and from these admired characters,
many of us actually get our dressing inspirations by watching them on shows.

And that’s how Robinsons play a part in helping us re-create these looks- by providing the widest range of styles including the basics as well as uniquely different outfits to make sure you walk in trend.
With that in mind, we were so excited about the fashion show that will be happening that night, right in front of us.

And lights changed, music out, we all faced towards the walkway. And before the show starts, look at the incredible view that was right in front of us…

Finally, show started!



Love the walkway and how the models stride across, all styled up with just Robinsons wardrobe! Ladies and Gentlemen,
you will be surprised to see what has Robinson’s designers came out for you in stores… check it out below!



It’s very interesting to view a short clip of the characters in the various US TV series first before we see real life models catwalking down the long stage,
each and every donned in the most stylish styles ever, similar looking to what you see on screen.
I was truly surprised by the latest collections that Robinsons came up with, how they styled and accessorized,
and I was already falling in love with so many pieces as the models walked by one by one. Kudos to Robinsons for such great styling and show!



super gorgeous!


Be your own celebrity and not just magazines, or shows now, you can actually GET those outfits with Robinsons!

I would probably head down myself to any of the Robinson stores again,
most probably the recently launched Robinsons Marina Bay Sands as it has a different range as compared to the rest-
a lifestyle concept boutique (which means you can find everything under one roof, from accessories to home fragrances,
lifestyle goods, lingerie, beauty products and fashion apparels).

To those who are in need for outfits for upcoming year ends events such as weddings, birthdays etc,
here’s good chance for you to do some shopping at Robinsons at this period, why?

Because:
1. Robinsons will present an exclusive $50 Gift card to you with a min spend of $250 for a limited period.
2. Get a complimentary (for ladies only) Smoky Fall Makeover in latest fall colours with a min nett spend of $250 on ladies fashion brands. (Centrepoint and raffles city outlets only)
3. Or spend $100 and play Hooky in New York where a lucky winner (you) and guest
will be whisked away sitting business class for a 5D/4N stay at the upscale W Hotel in Times square (I WANT I WANT!!)
4. Or get caught at Raffles City by Robinsons’ Fashion Police in Action and win $50 Robinsons Shopping Vouchers. (raffles city only on 1st Oct 2011)
Thanks to Robinsons and Mio TV for letting us know about such promotions and events coming up and like I have said, good things are meant to be shared.
Teehee, (please, please.. times square times square.. ;p)

So the exciting us went snapping away before the fabulous night ends..



Nicole and I are crazy over red lipstick, she recommend me to get it at Bobbi Brown, colour- old Hollywood. And I got it at Robinsons raffles city!


Lovely time spent with the bunch of bloggers and glad to meet two other new friends!



The view at the outdoor area of Avalon was truly amazing.

For more information, visit Robinsons and Mio TV. (will insert link in the post)

www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSingapore
www.facebook.com/singtelmiotv

7

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0210 HRS

Happy Birthday Bea!

It's my birthday today!!

I did this post in advance, and I should still be outside now. Heh

Hurhur is planning something and i was tasked to keep my Thursday and Friday (oct 6 & 7) free from programmes!
Am so excited that i bugged him so much to tell me some hints and from those,
I told him we shall play a game- I will write my guesses down on a paper prior to these two days,
and reveal it only after the entire thing!
And let's see if i'm a good guesser or he's a good "surpriser"! Geez.

*

Had a shoot two days back and in the midst of the shoot,
i was thoroughly surprised by the LB Team  with a very pretty cake for my early birthday celebration!
It was truly astonishing, and i really felt so loved!!! <3

Thank you Rach, Vel, and Jie (who wasn't there that day) and everyone else,
everyone should have birthdays like this, simple but extremely heartwarming and appreciated at the same time. :D

They said my picture was sent to the home-made bakery and that the fondant girl is ME!!!
Oh gosh, hahahahaha the fringe is really funny, and i don't think it looks like me,
I don't want to look like that please!! lol

Hurhur saw the picture and said it's kinda alright like that, small and sitting on the cake,
but if it's blown up to a real life size, he thinks it will be very scary. -.-

  

 

And i tweeted this out of fun a few days back:

it was so nice and hilarious that the Vel&Fred actually got me an additional HUGE apple strudel apart from the birthday cake,
Check out my UBER SURPRISED FACE!

No joke, it was HUGE!!
Awwwwwwww! So touched!
Simply love these girls since the day i met them <333

6

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0110 HRS

ZOUK X DR. MARTENS COLLABORATION


In celebration of Zouk's 20th Anniversary + Dr. Martens #Firstandforever campaign,
I am sure you have heard of these two well known international brands, Zouk & Dr Martens,
and now it has come together for a very meaningful collaboration.

It is named the #FIRST Exhibition whereby they invited 20 of the scene's designers, creatives, thinkers, artists,
to come forward and customize their own limited edition Dr Martens 1461 3-eye style shoes.
To name a few, people such as:
Poptart, Syndicate, Holly Graberek

Those shoes will be exhibited at the event on this coming friday (October 7) in Zouk,
and after that, it will go on auction on 8th to 25th October at a mini gallery in Zouk,
as well as places in Singapore like Dr Martens outlet, Blackmarket, Pigeonhole etc!
Not just that, the proceeds will entirely go to Zouk's adopted charity for 2011: Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

I will be there to check out this interesting exhibition this coming Friday!
To fans of Zouk & Dr Martens, for more details, check out their facebook page or the auction page.

5

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0310 HRS

Lin’s Wedding Day

This entire entry is dedicated to my dear bff Haslinda and her hubby, Yi Xiong for them to keep (they don't have a blog you see),
and as well as to all of us "crew members" behind the scenes on the happiest day of their lives.

After all these years of growing up together- mugging for exams tog, countless of meetups, travelling overseas, gamble together,
going through happy and tough times in relationships (not their relationship), talking about studies, jobs, future..
I'm still feel very amazed and surreal that my two dear friends have officially tied the knot on 25th September 2011, it was a Sunday.

And with my first girlfriend entering a new phase of life,
suddenly it feels like growing up is moving at an extremely fast pace..
and career will be one of the most important things you would think of before you get married, followed by kids. ( well, career has always been impt since you started studying)
Wouldn't say its bad, because you will just realize again,
if you want to lead a happy and blissful life like them, you gotta start thinking of what you want in life if you haven.
Afterall, we might not know what we like, but we know what we don't like.

Nuff said, before you decide to click away and stop reading this entry which i painstakingly put together all the gazilion amount of photos,
a video even, rearranging them and now writing. heh

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It was my second time being a bridesmaid, and this time, we all were very involved in her entire planning together,
glad to be because this is definitely something i want to do for my beloved girlfriend (and for other girlfriends, when yours to come!) to hopefully get the dream wedding she wants.
No words can describe how heartwarming it is to see my girlfriend walking down the aisle with her husband on the actual day,
that's when you know everything is really worth it. :)

RISE AND SHINE!
The four bridesmaids, Kaimin, leney, myself and Apple got up to reach linny's place at 4.30AM in the morning in due for preparations on the actual day.
And we brought all our bridesmaids dresses to prepare at her house, and before that, thanks to leney,
she bought the ingredients (for gatecrashing) the day before and we gotta start making our special recipes out of them for yx who will be coming in a couple of hours.


Haslinda looks even more beautiful that day, and it true that they say,
the bride is definitely the prettiest on the wedding day.

YX arrived at about 7.15AM, and we told them to stand downstairs before moving up first.
We made them shouted lovely dovely quotes to Linny right in front of the coffee shop!! teehee :p

These were the gate crashing games (you can see more in the video later!),
didn't manage to take a lot of pictures cuz we were too busy but here's a breakdown of what we did –
We went by SUAN, TIAN, KU, LA (Sour, sweet, bitter, spicy) and other random games:

1. (SOUR) We had lemons soaked in vinegar for them to eat, making sure all the pulps were eaten down as well.
2. (SWEET) Gummy bears sweet to be put on the bestmen's body parts (eg. face, neck) and YX (yixiong) had to use his mouth to eat them without touching
3. (BITTER) Blended pure coffee powder + wheat (wanted bittergourd but didnt manage to get it) + celery as juice for them to drink within 30 seconds with a long straw (3 mcdonalds straws attached into one),
if not forfeit, and drink another cup
4. (SPICY) Buns with blajiam (chilli) and a pure long chilli as toppings to eat it mouth to mouth (pair by pair) without touching.
5. We had him to find the key to lin's room which was inside a pail of very ICED water using his feet only (they cheated!!)
6. Wearing disposable undies that wrote "I love lin" and do a dance.
7. Leney made an amazing ice cube that has a cherry tomato in the middle, he and bestmen had to lick it all up and get the tomato before proceeding to the next stage.

Didn't manage to play this game cuz we were running outta time,
had to do it after the tea ceremony ended to not waste leney's effort in freezing the ice up together. hahahah.

Moved on for tea ceremony at the groom's place, but before that we went outdoor to somewhere nice for a group shot.


hahaha the photographer wanted to take some half shorts and we had to squat down to prevent ourselves from being inside the pics


our bridesmaids dresses from Love,bonito :D


Headed to YX's place after phototaking and linny had to change to KUA.
My mom saw the pictures and asked me if YX is a cantonese.
I said i don't think so, and she told me only cantonese dilect group has to wear KUA for wedding customs.
Apparently YX is teochew, but linny mentioned that the wedding package includes KUA and YX's mom wld like her to wear, so might as well take it! so cute.


Pwetty in her KUA!! :)

After tea ceremony at linny's place as well, we headed to check into M Hotel @ Tanjong Pagar to rest and prepare for the dinner plans!
Awesome to know that linny got us bridesmaids a room and the bestmen another room, apart from the suite that YX and herself would be staying.

We girls thought we would wanna look glam-up for linny's wedding as well,
and I got to know a new make up artist recently – her name is Candy and she has been experienced in this field for quite a no of years.
She was really detailed and patience with my makeover, which includes hair- a gorgeous tied up bun as well and thanks to her, I got a beautiful makeover in the very afternoon. 
Thank you Candy! :D

My makeover- told her i wanted korean make up! teehee smokey eyes. love the lashes she put on me, and more pinkish nude lips.

Not just myself,
but Candy gave my girlfriends makeovers too!


* Changed into our dinner outfits and am wearing the convertible maxi from Mylittlebow. Love how elegant looking it is!

Here's Candy for you, and two of us, kaimin and myself with our make up cum hair all done!
She does makeup and hair for weddings, ROMs, and also events like dinner and shoots,
if you are interested, you can hop over to see her portfolio and contact details HERE. :)


Kaimin and leney after their makeover, I love their hairstyles!


And apple has a very different cum loud hairstyle that day as well, courtesy of Candy too. ;)


we all liked Selene's hair, if only i got more volumized hair.


The receptionists!


Orange/coral is the new colour! teehee.

Finally it was time to head into the ballroom..

Yes, vincent and I were both the emcees for the night!
Did i tell you vincent won the 100.3 FM Mandarin DJ contest recently?! Awesome!


Our beautiful bride and handsome groom! :)))


Love linny's gowns!


Pretty girls – Wanqian and Caleen.



The lovely babes!! :)


And the ever so beautiful linny <3

Here's a video that the videographer she employed did,
check out what we did for the entire day eg. the gatecrashing teehee.

Haslinda's big day- 25th september 2011 from beatricetan on Vimeo.

 

 

3

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0110 HRS

Haslinda’s Hens Night!

Haslinda's hens night was kept as a simple affair and the girls us decided to book a room at Studio M for a Girls Night Out.

We were deciding hard on which boutique hotel to choose from,
and we got sold by the loft concept and the entire architecture and decor of the room seemed rather modernized in the pictures online.
I do like the design very much but unfortunately, we weren't exactly satisfied with the stay because the room was really small despite the awesome high ceiling. :\
It would be just nice for two pax (yes it was meant to be for 2 pax anyway),
but probably the pictures seemed to portray the room to be much bigger as compared to the real thing.

Loved how we spent the night together, and we wanted to go partying away but figured that it would be a waste of money to book the hotel so we called off that idea.
But we had delicious dominos pizza delivery (gosh, their crust was really good,
and i love the garlic & cheese breadsticks as well as the cinnamon sticks) which is definitely my another favourite brand of pizza, also,
we brought all our manicure tools, nail polishes etc for a manicure session.
Not only those, we also brought drinks like Choya, martini asti etc and prepared a perfect show to watch together- BRIDESMAID. Teehee, perfecto!

The balloon in the middle wasn't purposely like that!
I was blowing the balloons and one of them in the pack came in this shape,
we thought it was hilarious and decided to put it up to surprise haslinda before she comes!

 

The girls checked in around 2pm, and decorated the place before linny arrived at 6.30pm.
Bought her this bride veil and wand (i dont know what's the wand for, it comes with the veil.
OR maybe, it's supposed to be a fairy thingy. oops) to wear it during the stay which was pretty cute and the girls bought piggy ears,
bunny ears headbands to accompany our Pajamas Theme as well! Hilarious!

Did i mention there is this cafe under studio M- called the MALTED MILK. It is actually related to Timbre, and if you love timbre's food,
you can get take aways or dine in at Malted Milk instead of going to timbre!
I didn't know that until selene told me, and we ordered room service in Studio M (oh yes, studio M partnered with malted milk for room services)so as to order timbre's Buffalo Wings!!
Awesome to know this cuz i'm a big fan of timbre's pizza as well as chicken wings too.

MALTED MILK
3 Nanson Road,
Level 1 Studio M Hotel, Singapore.


We had a uber good feast, kai min bought us this SOYA TARTS from selegie!! Healthier than egg tarts and I LOVE THEM TO THE MAX!
Heard its always sold out in the afternoon and you have to go early to buy, comes in many different flavours as well.
It's located near the rochor tau huay, but its at the other corner, beside the hainanese chicken rice stall.

Finally, its manicure time!


I think i might be able to try for a manicurist role.. I DID THIS!!! so proud of myself though it looks much better from afar.. oops. :p

Leney's pretty talented too, hehehe.

And cheers to the night!

The next morning we woke up early to enjoy the pool while kaimin and linny went for breakfast.
We totally loved the pool area and the very balinese setting of the area.

The breakfast girls!

Checked out time was pretty late at 2pm, and we got hooked on the Monopoly Deal game.
Not a game person, and it was my first time playing and I must say it's pretty addictive, heheh, especially playing with the girls was so fun!

*Changed into this dress by myheartsdesire, love the colour combi and the layered top design!

Something special that we did for our dear Haslinda during this stay…
we prepared a surprised video for her and played it during her wedding!
As you can guess, we filmed it before she came on the first day of the hotel stay, and well, don't laugh at us!
My mom said apple and I sounded uber serious in the video, zzzzz. heh

Luckily for Mac, it makes video editing much better and nicer!
You can watch our works below!

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One more outfit of the week!

* This black dress is colour exclusive to myheartsdesire, go get it while stock lasts!
Black dress will never ever go wrong and i love the "flaps" design at the top part!
Comes with a sash too, but you can wear it either with or not with.

29

September

TWENTYELEVEN

0809 HRS

The Pink Ribbon Party

Thank goodness for a new Nex shopping mall near my area, I think it makes shopping and meals better with the wide variety of choices.
Every now and then, I'll head over there to take the circle line/ north east line or i will just take a random walk around there or watch a movie!

Then i passed by Foggiare at Nex and thought it looks really familiar..

True enough,amazingly, together with the online platform they expanded and are doing great with their 3 brick and mortar branches –
1. Nex Mall Serangoon, #01-19 S556083, Tel: 65096271 
2. Square 2 Novena, #02-73 S307506, Tel: 63972476
3. Iluma Bugis, #03-02 s188067, Tel: 65090955

I went in to take a look and i must say i just got hooked on shopping!
They have a extensive variety of apparels there and there are proper fitting rooms for you to try on.

This definitely makes shopping easier and if you would want to see the pieces in real before purchasing,
you know where to go.
No worries, you can also go shopping without cash at their boutique, they accept visa, mastercard, nets, unionpay too! :p

With weekly launches, you can see first hand online (check out their FB or twitter) and then visit their retail stores for the real piece if you want! :)


Check out the beautifully decorated store(s)!


*****

Thanks to groupon, i managed to get this uber valued deal for Korean BBQ buffet @ Chang BBQ (iluma outlet).
Chang has always been known for his very quality and expensive korean bbq food and it's main restaurant is at dempsey actually.
I suppose the iluma branch is probably catering to a different crowd,
and hurhur (he has been to the one at dempsey)told me the price range was kinda drastic after comparing the two.

Was having a lil dilemma whether to share this place or not,
but decided that I will, good things are meant to be shared, muhahahaha,
and hopefully more korean bbq restaurants get threatened by the good sales of such restaurant after and then lower their price to remain competitive. lol :p

But well, this deal was really worth it in our opinions, and the usual price is doubled but nonetheless, it's is still worth it for the original price.
I'm definitely going back again for korean BBQ.
The tanjong pagar one that i used to frequent is totally crowded these couple of months,
and this shall be my new found place!



* Love this blue dress from pearlavish, the colour does not do justice here, IRL it's def a stunning shade!

CHANG KOREAN CHARCOAL BBQ
ILUMA @ BUGIS,
201 VICTORIA STREET
#04-04
TEL: 6509 8900 (Call to reserve seats would be better)

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More outfits of this week!

*I am sure you will like this manufactured dainty dress by pearlavish, the cloth belt is detachable. :)

Apart from bff linny's wedding, past week was rather eventful.
Had a date night with leney,
and it has been a while that we just sat at macs @ lido and chatted all the way till 1am in the morning before heading back. <3

*Wore this colour-block dress from pearlavish and matched it with a simple pumps, necklace and i'm good to go, great quality i must say!


leney <3

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I have been a customer of Pink Parlour for these two years, and for nails and waxing, that would be my usual place.
Met Fai, one of the in-charges there, and he was sharing with me about this exciting upcoming event,
and finally I received more news on it!

Pink Parlour is organising this PINK RIBBON PARTY that is of benefit of the Singapore Cancer Society,
and it will be hosted by celebrity Linda black!
Not just that, I heard from him that there will be a whole wide range of sponsors involved as well to celebrate life for this meaningful event as well.

Details are as below, and hope to see you there!
You can take this chance to enjoy some special show lined up for you on that day,
and have a chance to win home some great goodies too!

Check out their facebook or message them there for purchasing details!

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More posts to come!

Attended this exclusive Pantene event together with vel, jie and nicole, and vel was the panel speaker!
It was held at Stellar @ 1-altitude and the place was beautiful.

* Summer yellow layered dress by Chandelle House, love the preppy colour and do quote "beatrice" to get $2 off your purchase at their store!

 
*Another basic essentials for all girls, and a manufactured piece by Chandelle House, don't miss it babes!
For those who are interested to model for them, do hop over to their site for more details.

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Decided to blog on haslinda's hens night in another post because we took a massive lot of pictures. heh.
Till then, see ya! :)

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September

TWENTYELEVEN

0109 HRS

Krabi Escape (Part 3 Final)

Love is in the air!
Attended Shing's ROM and wedding dinner last week, and it was simply beautiful.
Everything was done in details and i heard she handmade/homemade almost the entire decorations for the wedding!
Am really glad to see my friends getting married and Shing, may jiahao and you live in bliss forever and all the best in your new life! <3


*Wore my really sweet purple dress from flymetoparis! Received quite a bit of compliments on the dress too!! <3

***
Will blog about Haslinda's hens night soon and what we did!
Here's a sneak!


*Love this lovely summer loose coral top from flymetoparis too, perfect for the weekend getaway for haslinda's hens night!
I wore it with my bikini, but it comes with an inner slip actually!

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I am summing up the entire krabi trip today, and It's gonna be a mega long post!

The previous two entries are the first and second day, and this will be the third.
In fact there is a forth, but i think i wouldn't want to bore you out with taxi, airport and plane pictures because we left in the early morning. heh

Third day in Krabi was a very simple, free and easy and unplanned one.
The only two things we planned the night before were:
1. breakfast in the morning
2. rented a SCOOTER and await for it to arrive at the hotel in the morning 8am

Yes, as you can see it, the highlight would be the SCOOTER because none of us rode it before (i mean i sat on one before, but not operating it).
But don't worry, it's automated (just like operating an auto car, cept that it's on the hands instead of the feet),
and I suppose it helps that we both own a class 3 driving license!

Rental of bike was amazing affordable at a price of 200 bhat (SGD $8) for 24 hours!!!
For that, I will give a bonus to the resort because they partner with such services.
The bike company will deliver right to the hotel, and will come to collect from the hotel as well.

Hahaha we were marked "TOURIST" with the helmets on for the first half of the day because i was really worried about us on the scooter albeit hurhur's experienced driving skills.
None of the locals wore helmets at all, and hurhur wanted to follow suit.
But i suppose i am a true blue singaporean for this to forbid that straight away without thinking and urge him to wear it no matter what. heh

The day was really relaxing and we travelled out of Ao Nang as much as we could (before we reach the point that we can't remember any more routes),
and visited some parks, markets, beaches and further places for food etc.

 
A new hat he bought in krabi!


One thing about travelling in the open wind is that,
1. you get really natural breeze and it's so cooling
2. your hair, face, everything turn oily after you stop. ;/

check out the oily face and hair!


this place rocks. the thai food was SOOOO GOOD!
if you wanna try this place, from ao nang, drive towards the airport direction, you should see this on your left!

 
its just sprite!! not beer.


just 230 bhat for all that we ate! (sgd $10)

 


the previous driver was really inconsiderate! left us with barely any petrol to go far.


look at the art of the crabs.


sand rolled into balls by the crabs!! amazing. look like pepper balls!


The resort offered us complimentary dinner because we had a three day straight stay with them!

first round of dinner by the resort, and second round at a restaurant! gluttons us.

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September

TWENTYELEVEN

0309 HRS

Haslinda’s Big Day

Though they have legally registered their marriage,
but tomorrow will be the real big thing.

To Haslinda & Yixiong,
I am really so happy for you both!

23

September

TWENTYELEVEN

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.

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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


<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:
AONANG APRIL TRAVEL & TOUR
159/29 (Next to Krabi Resort) Moo 2, Aonang, Muang, Krabi, 81000
Tel: +6675 638347,  +6675 661270,  +6686 7438329
Email: aonang_april@hotmail.com

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….


cute!

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.


YUMZ!

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!
ABSOLUTELY FUN & THRILLING!

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! :)