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28

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0510 HRS

How I spent my birthday ♥

This backdated post will sum up my entire birthday eve and birthday of this year!

It was my first birthday spent with hurhur, and i was asked to keep the eve and actual day free for a surprise.
Exciting, i must say, and i was itching every single bit to know what will the plans be back then, and finally on the eve of my birthday, 6th oct,
which fell on a Thursday, I met him at around 12 noon to go for a lunch before the plan starts!

We had a lil game and it was hilarious- i told him i will write down on a piece of paper to guess what are the plans,
and will share it with him after the entire thing to see if i'm a good guesser or if he's a good surpriser!
So turns out i got two wrong and two correct, read on to know. :)

I decided on this thai food (yes, im a great fan of thai food!) at Ang Mo Kio, and we tried this new place introduced by my golf khaki Justin,
who lives right smack within areas of good food.



Thai ice tea is a must have, and the basil pork which wasn't as good as expected.
Other places have better tasting basil pork.


Pineapple fried rice.
Absolutely tasty and flavourful, worth every single penny!

Located amongst the neighbourhood area and it's a lil pity on its location.
You can't really see it while driving along the road as it is situated below a block right inside of a carpark,
but It's definitely worth the try!

OnT AUTHENTIC THAI CUISINE
BLK 532 ANG MO KIO AVENUE 10
#01-2495
SINGAPORE 560532

TEL:
64571020
OPENING HOURS:
Monday to Wednesday: 11am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 10pm.
Thursday to Saturday: 11am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 10pm

The first step of the plan was revealed and it turned out to be a one night stay at Naumi Boutique Hotel!!
Heard about it long ago, and this hotel is situated at a good location (bugis area) with only limited rooms,
totally excited to see the room then!


The artsy lobby.


Got a birthday eve lilac dress from myheartsdesire, wore it with a matching feathered hairband, very purple-lish i know! :p


And the man behind the surprise! <3

Finally, we got our keys and guess what?
They upgraded us to a suite, wouldn't complain about birthdays falling on weekdays! :D


the suite was awesome, it was totally like a one room studio apartment.


The so called living room


bed room


yes, balcony!!


but boohoo, it was raining!


Love the spacious bathroom, it is bigger than the pictures in real life.


it has a mini kitchen, doesnt seem like it but wait till you see what's hidden behind the mirrors.


It has everything that you can whip up a good meal! Though the toilet roll stuck to the door seems a lil off place. heh


i love coffee machines!


premium coffee and teas.

One thing about have a holiday (eg. staying in hotels) locally, especially in Singapore,
is definitely more worth it than anything else to just rest in the room and not go anywhere, (probably the very affordable hotels are an exception).
So we had a well-deserved rest chilling in the room, and caught movies – it came with complimentary movies rental!

We got prepared around evening time, i mean i was tasked to prepare by 6.30pm in due for a dinner at a "place"


outfit for the night!

and upon reaching, yes yes yes, dinner was totally AWESOME!!!

Morton's steakhouse, definitely a surprise for a first timer (me), they have birthday specials!


very cosy but not pretentious at all. it might seem like a posh place with hush hush talkings around but no,
love it that people were at ease eating, and it was comfortable just like eating in your own private area.


love their homemade bread, i could gobble up the entire thing but i was told to leave my tummy for better food to come.


seafood platter, fresh definitely, thumbs up!


steak was in a huge portion, and they are known for that.
so do note to just order one and share between two will do!
Very tastefully done up and meat was absolutely tender, ahhhh, i can't wait to go back for more!


Brussel Sprouts with bacon, i am so IN LOVE with this.
The crunchy brussel spouts and bacon combi was a total killer, and for people who do not like vegetables,
you might fall in love with vegetables after eating this i bet.

Experience was heavenly, and i must give them two thumbs up for the service and food quality.
Worth every single cent for sure, and though prices are a lil on the high side, but they do not compromise on the quality as well as quantity.
Would head back there for occasional dinners that's for sure.


For birthday specials, it came with a complimentary dessert! i chose their chocolate lava cake, anything for that!


what more can i say?


thank you hurhur, i had a wonderful night and an absolutely great dinner with you. <3

MORTONS SINGAPORE
5 Raffles Avenue,
4F Mandarin Oriental Singapore,

TEL: 6339 3740
(Do call to make reservations or you can make reservations online too)


OPENING HOURS:
Monday – Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm
Sunday 5pm – 10pm

So back to the guesses and surprises, i guessed:

Hotel: studio M
present (wasnt sure if there was one at first or not, but somehow i got a feeling via some lil hints :p) : wallet
dinner place: carnivore
activity on actual day: the lion king musical

and i was right for the present and activity! (yes we caught lion king the next day).
as you can see, i was wrong for the hotel and dinner, heh.
Guessed purely out of fun but wasn't expecting anything, just wanna be cheeky and i must say i was truly surprised by hurhur.
thank you bee!

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Here's one outfit of the week to share!


Got this rich purple dress from myheartsdesire which definitely has a good material and one which accentuates your figure,
and perfect for a luncheon with a good o-time friend last week!

 

26

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0310 HRS

Something you should know (Sponsored Post)

I know many of us girls would love eyes like this..

or even face, mouth, nose, basically everything..
Ayumi Hamasaki, I am sure, is one of the common idols of most girls,
in which girls idolized her perfect shaped features (be it natural/or not I do not know) especially the EYES.
Well, just look at the above picture, it’s just to-die-for.

But we all know that the eyes you see above is enlarged through the very apparent brown contact lenses
(plus some graphical touches, most probably maybe) which is 80% of the enlargement.
Because of beautiful people like her, we are all inspired to get these contact lenses for ourselves,
I mean, who doesn’t love to have big eyes?!

There was a period I was totally hooked on getting coloured + magnified lenses,
and I remember spending quite a deal of money on it.
Then after a couple of months, the colour I was looking for was out of stock,
I tried not wearing the lenses for a couple of days but I just couldn’t get used to it.
The eyes seemed so much smaller and less energetic, and I feel that no matter how much make up I put, there is still something weird about the eyes. 

So I begun to start looking out for alternative brands, and consulted all the friends around me whom I saw,
wearing coloured or magnified contact lenses.
Some of them get it from those reputable brands but there were quite a few who got their lenses from online –
eg. Contact lense sprees, carts in shopping mall or overseas etc.

I have to admit my friends looked real beautiful with the lenses and the prices that they told me was totally a complete steal, no joke.
Was almost there to getting myself a pair online until one day…
My friend said the contact lense teared in her eyes.

And truly lucky or what, it didn’t affect nor hurt her cornea but it was awfully scary to know that.
It was also not the first time I hear about such cases, one such example:

I am gonna take bits and pieces of the story, and It’s a story of a girl named Tennile, 16 years old, living in australia:

"A contact lens made me go blind"

Tennille, 16, wanted to make an impact at a dance party,
but never thought she'd wind up losing her sight in one eye because of it.

In October last year, I was going to a dance party and wanted to make an impact.
I have brown eyes, but wanted blue eyes for the night, so I borrowed some novelty contact lenses from a friend.
I'd never worn contacts before and didn't really know how to use them – these were just cheap ones from the market.
In hospital, the doctors told me that, although the contact lenses had been packaged, the solution they came in was dirty and there were germs (bugs!) in it.
The nurses had to keep putting drops in my eye every half-hour – pretty much all day and throughout the night.

It was actually while I was receiving treatment that I lost my sight. At first I couldn't see because they'd put a big patch over my eye,
but when I was allowed to take the patch off, I still couldn't see anything.
Everything was just a blur. And although the drops had cleared up the ulcer, I was still left with a scar.


You can read more HERE if you want to know the full story.

Another example is this news about this woman, from taiwan:

Woman tears out own cornea while removing contact lens

A woman pulled out her cornea yesterday while removing a special type of contact lens that make the wearer's irises appear larger.
The woman, surnamed Wu, suffered permanent vision damage when she took the contacts out after wearing them for more than 10 hours.

She said angrily, "The doctor told me that my cornea came out with the contact lens."

Wu said she brought a pair of Innova contact lenses that make the irises appear larger,
but after wearing them for more than 10 hours on January 23, she felt her eyes were dry and then proceeded to remove the lenses at home.
Immediately after she removed the lenses, she felt a sharp pain in her eyes that made her unable to open them, she said.
After she struggled to open her eyes, the tears kept coming out of her eyes and her vision became blurred, she said, adding, "It was so painful that I wanted to kill myself."

So these are in fact situation we MIGHT be facing if we get contact lenses from unknown & dubious sources especially online.
PHEW! Luckily I didn’t start buying contact lenses from those places!!!

After a while I just stopped wearing these contact lenses cuz I realised nobody even notices, thinks or can see that I wore those lenses,
so I presumed that there is no big difference and I shall not waste money on it. Example:

ME WITH BROWN & MAGNIFIED CONTACT LENSES
(I don’t buy from unknown websites, I got them from qualified optometrists at licensed stores).

you would probably seen it before on one of my posts, and this was taken last november.

As comparison to:

ME WITHOUT ANY CONTACT LENSES

Eyesight is really important, without that, we won’t even be able to enjoy activities at our best even if how good looking one person is.
And don’t regret when it’s too late, really. The consequences are simply not worth it!

Again, recently I was reminded by the contact lenses incident again after I saw an advertisement on ST:

With further shocking findings provided on the website:
50% of medicines purchased online from illegal sites are counterfeit or substandard(1),
1 MILLION illegal medicines were confiscated in 2010(2),
and 694 websites were engaged in illegal activity in 2010(2).

Sources from:
(1)World Health Organization on Counterfeit Medicines: Fact sheet No 275 (2010).
(2)Ops Pangea III global results

If you want to know more about the dangers of buying online. CLICK HERE.

So from now on, if  you were to buy any contact lenses , products or so,
you should only purchase from qualified eye care professionals and not over the Internet or other dubious sources,
and always ensure that you undergo proper eye examinations and contact lenses fittings by qualified optometrists or contact lenses practice opticians.
This is in order to prescribe the proper contact lenses to suit your unique eyesight requirements!

24

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0110 HRS

Something Pretty

As you know, i blogged about previously on helping my coussie with a candy buffet business - MyCandyTable,
and response was pretty good!

We did three different events for the past couple of weeks,
one was corporate, one was a wedding and followed by a 21st birthday celebration.
I must say the experience was rather fulfilling albeit a lot of time was needed for the planning and customization,
but i suppose it will only get better.

Below are some peeks!


Wore this hot red workdress specially by pearlavish for the first event and Momsie came to meet me for dinner after setup.
(momsie said this dress accentuates the waistline very apparently, kudos to the good cut!)
We were engaged by Maybank, and it was for an annual award ceremony for the banking sector located at Suntec Convention.

Theme was yellow, accordingly to the Maybank colour,
and after doing these events, we realised it is an uber great challenge to match items (food, candies etc) accordingly to the main colours.
I mean, how many food can you find or make in just one or two colours?!

But yet, im glad we figured out a way after we went to do more research as well as keep a lookout for more suitable items!

The second event was a wedding dinner of 280 pax,
and we had the honour as well to provide the candy table at the cocktail area prior to the event.
Received quite a bit of compliments after the set up by staff and people i must say, proud of ourselves and hardwork paid off! heh
And i have to thank Selene, Vincent, Wanqian and hurhur so much for helping!! <3


Seems easy to prepare, but i assure you it's NOT. heh

Here are more outfits that I have worn out for the past week.
Pretty simple ones which do not require much accessories, and definitely came in great for the ULTRA BUSY WEEK!

Love the lace details on this coral girl next door dress from pearlavish.


And something loud this week by pearlavish as well and i suppose colours play a great part in dressing up as well.
As we know the festive season is coming, this could be your dress for Christmas!


P.S: Btw, the lens of my DSLR Canon 500D just got spoilt today, not the first time and i bought a new lense previously.
Same thing happen, the autofocus is not working and i don't think it's really worth it to get it fixed.
Am thinking either to get a second hand lense or get a compact camera.

Any one has any idea where to get second hand lenses (or compact camera)?
Please let me know!! Would really appreciate it!

23

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0410 HRS

Sunday Brunch ♥


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING FOLKS!

I am always looking forward to weekend brunch so much and am constantly on the look out for great all-day breakfast places to try.
Just came back from one a couple of hours ago actually!

This cafe is called Arbite and it's located at one of my favourite places of all – Serangoon Gardens.
I went to this place thrice for day meals in fact, twice for brunch and once for a later afternoon chill out snack,
and i still like this place.

Considering that the place is pretty small, but the seats are adequately spaced out and the furnishing of the place is very simple (well, i think it's all Ikea stuff),
very unpretentious and relaxing for a afternoon.
What i like most is the full stretch of clear glass window, definitely adding on to the relaxing atmosphere.
The only thing is that i have not been there for dinner, so i wouldn't give much comments about that.

 

They have quite a great range of food daily, and those times when i went during 12noon on weekends,
they do serve all-day breakfast, and also, heavier food like burgers, pasta and mains.


The first time i went for brunch is with hurhur and we ordered two items from the all-day breakfast:


Arbite's big breakfast
(opps, i left out the scrambled eggs pic, they forgot to place it in and gave us in a separate plate)
In my opinion, this is the must-have each time, everything about this just taste heavenly (love the bacon, mushrooms, sausages, potato balls),
and very value for money. (S$12.90)


Eggs Benedicts.
Equally good as well and this is slightly different from outside, it's not on a muffin piece but on two pieces of thick toasted bread.
Totally delicious and value for money there too! A must-have! (S$10.90)

And as i have mentioned, i went back to Arbite just now, and had a great brunch with Kenneth, June and Hurhur.
Perfect time spent and this time i tried a different breakfast set.


Sea-Salt Caramelized Banana Pancakes.
I tried this just now and i think it sounded better than it tasted for this though.  :(
Probably it was just today, but i wasn't quite satisfied with this as i couldn't really taste the sea-salt,
and the banana was not as ripe, hence not as sweet.
Pancakes were pretty normal (a bit thick of my liking), and this set came with just the 3 pancakes only. (S$12.90)

We tried another breakfast set called the Coque Madam (S$16.90), and it was good!
It was two focaccia bread with parma ham and cheese in between, and top with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Sounds good huh, tasted good too!


Love the tea there as well, June ordered peach tea and i had camomile, lovely.. (S$5.50)

Would definitely head back for more to try other sets!

ARBITE
66A Serangoon Garden Way,
Singapore 555962
Tel: 62870430

OPENING HOURS:
Tue – Fri, 1130 am – 10.30 pm
Sat – Sun 1100 am – 10.30 pm

20

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0310 HRS

Weekbits!

Let's begin with something new today – WEEKBITS!

Apart from the usual post of lifestyle and daily doings,
i'm thinking to do a weekly thingy on the blog to make sure i will share something out on a consistent basis,
and it shall be named the WEEKBITS as shown above.

Every week will feature one topic and I'll probably make it at least 5 things/angles to show,
and I suppose it will be a helpful thing for myself to keep a tight record of everything and at the same time,
do something for you guys and share whatever you would want to know!

So for now, if you would like to see anything or know anything- gossips, beauty, fitness, ideas, food etc (based on my personal point of views),
please feel free to drop a comment to tell me what you would like to see in the blog!

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The past week of feasting has not stopped yet,
and this post albeit short, will still be one of the food & fashion galore entries!!

My dear linny is working with LoveBonito as a full timer and it was totally great to see her almost in every shoot recently.
We had a simple evening last week, with just the two of us heading out to spend some girls night out,
and watched a chick flick – I don't know how she does it by Sarah Jessica Parker as well as having dinner at a new found place in town!


I'm always a fan of bold colours outfits and this electric blue (exclusive colour) paperbag skirt from Hey,Adonia is looking real pretty!
Furthermore, it's a plus point always as well if it's anything high-waisted,
probably of longer torso which i feel that high waisted helps to accentuate the legs. Heh.
Suppose all girls have to play with each of our own figure to get the right clothes and wear them out best.


Love these red earrings and my sweetest girl. <3


<3


Dinner was at Javier's Rotisserie & Salad Bar @ Cine Leisure Orchard, recommended by poots.
It is known for its roasted chicken and of course, salad bar but we were too full to have a full meal and got ourselves a plate to share instead.


This was a quarter chicken for S$8.50 , and I topped up S$3.50 for a salad bar one-time buffet which comes with a soup as well.
I was a tad unsure how does it go about but realised that without the top up, it would be two side dishes, but if you top up the latter,
you get one round of servings for all the entire dishes at the salad bar, in which you can take as much as you want,
as long as they don't flow out of the plate. heh

The roasted chicken was delicious, came with a choice of either mushroom sauce or black pepper sauce while you order at the counter.
Definitely gonna head back again to give it a second try!


JAVIER'S ROTISSERIE & SALAD BAR
ORCHARD CINE LEISURE
8 GRANGE ROAD
#B1-03/04/05/K4

Tel: +65 6235 6092
Opening Hours
Sun–Thu:
11.30am – 10pm
Fri–Sat:
11.30am – 11pm

***
Had more loves for the past weekend, both poots and i decided to go for a good brunch at Habitat Coffee!

It was opened as a coffee house but it serves food now and we had quite a feast for brunch.


Ordered this lychee tea as well as peach tea (S$4.90), which was not like others.
I don't really like bottled tea drinks as they are either too sweet or the taste is rather artificial.
But these teas at habitat coffee are specially homemade and brewed, love the brewed taste!


Decked in summer wear for the warm and sunny Sunday afternoon,
my comfy top and the same paperbag skirt in red this time exclusively by earlgreyparty,
love the skirt!


Our brunch!!


We had choco banana pancakes which was yummilicious, love the huge slices of banana pieces! heh. (S$10)


Had a big ben set! Would prefer sauteed potatoes usually, but their mash potatoes tasted pretty good without sauce.
Love that the sausages were stuffed with cheese! (S$12)


And this was my favourite outta all!! TRUFFLE FRIES!!!
you have to order this together with your cuppa tea or coffee, awesome snack! (S$8)
Glad to have this near my area and i'm so gonna have this everytime i visit there in the future.

Ryan (the boss at habitat coffee) is really one such passionate cum friendly person which treated us with great hospitality and warmth.
The cafe is located at Upper Thomson Road and guess what is the best part?
PARKING IS FREE! heh. :p

HABITAT COFFEE
223 UPPER THOMSON ROAD,
SINGAPORE 574355

Tel: +65 6456 2567

Opening hours
Tue – Fri: 11am to 10.30pm
Weekends: 10.30am to 10.30pm
CLOSED ON MONDAYS

***

Poots and I didn't stop at just brunch, we were such gluttons and went opposite to this new ice cream shop called Salted Caramel,
and as the name says it, it is famous for its salted caramel ice cream.

But after trying out the different flavours, the one i prefer most was chocolate sorbet instead,
the salted caramel flavour in my opinion was pretty mild in the caramel taste and the salty taste overpowered the caramel in fact.
Waffles was good, and definitely heavenly with a ice cream and waffle combo.
if you are a ice cream fan, give it a try!



SALTED CARAMEL

246F UPPER THOMSON ROAD
SINGAPORE 574370

TEL: +65 6753 1718

Opening hours
SUN – THU : 1200-2300
EVE OF PH, FRI & SAT : 1200 – 0200

***

Don't miss out the fashion inspirations this week!

A simple lil black dress from Hey,Adonia which is what all girls need. Definitely will not go wrong!

 
 

16

October

TWENTYELEVEN

1110 HRS

Birthday Week!

The past week was truly a FEASTING week, and I supposed that is implicit for everyone's birthday's week.
I might put on a good few kilos with all the food, but I must admit those meals were great, and worth the kilos! teeheehee.

So there are three food places to introduce today,
think perhaps i blogged about two before but that was eons ago.

*

The gang organised a dinner last wednesday in due to celebrate the October babies' birthdays,
apparently there are four of us who are born in October, but unfortunately, i was the only one who can make it for the dinner.
Well.. special and exclusive huh. (*ignore denial)
And the place we went was real SATISFYING, we are definitely going back for more!!

I was told NOT to share this place on my blog (was introduced by crystal & lister at first)
and with a heavy heart.. I am still gonna share with YOU. Heh.
So please be kind!! Share with me all the good food places by dropping a comment so that i won't get your seat if you are visiting these places,
any cuisine but preferably Italian, Japanese, DimSum, Thai, Seafood- Crab, Western, Korean, English Breakfast. :p


We booked for 10 of us and got a private space without asking, marvelous!


My foodie khakis.

This place is known for having a fusion of Thai cum Chinese food, and in fact,
i'm not really a fan of a fusion type of food because i always think that the food of that particular cuisine would be best at a place where they solely specialize in that cuisine.
But amazingly, this place has great variety and standard of food is excellent in my opinion!

Prices are very worth it, and the quality of food exceeded our expectations given the price.
A good place for family gatherings especially when the older generation prefers chinese cuisine mainly.


They signature fried rice.


Phad Thai


Plum sauce chicken


Broccoli with REAL crab meat


BEST BEST BEST! Buttered Squid, the sauce is to-die-for!


BEST BEST BEST AS WELL! Jingdu Pork Ribs is a must try!


Pork floss fried tofu.

And for dessert, i was surprised by cupcakes baked by Selene! <3


banana cinnamon cupcakes, YUMZ!


<3

If you realised, i have not shared the name of this place and you might have heard or went there before, it is:

THAI PAN
CHANGI VILLAGE
2 NETHERAVON ROAD,
CIVIL SERVICE CLUB CHANGI CLUBHOUSE
6542 0957
LUNCH: 12- 3PM
DINNER: 6PM – 10PM


Thank you to the lovely peeps for the dinner and for my birthday dinner outfit,
am wearing Thread Theory's stylish black maxi jumpsuit (inspired by well known Nasty Gal) for the evening!

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Sometime last week, I met up with good-o sharoniee, darryl and sinyee,
and after hearing so much about Strictly Pancakes, we decided to head there for dinner.

Yes, weird to pancakes for dinner you might think, and that it's not really a proper full meal,
but the serving was pretty huge!
Pancakes were kinda fluffy and thick, though i very much prefer thinner pancakes (something like macs),
but taste of pancakes was pretty similar to what Macs has.


Sharonieee!


Wearing a ultra comfy knit top from Thread Theory, love knitted tops! they go well with everything! :)

The place was cozy albeit that it was pretty cramped, so wise to make a reservation if you are heading there.
Flavors of the toppings with pancakes were really special and different,
you can expect savory flavors like garlic butter prawns (i had that!), eggs benedicts, sausages with pancakes etc,
or sweet flavors like snickers sauce with pancakes, banana chocolate etc.

Since i'm at a place that offers such unique flavors,
i settled for Garlic butter prawns pancakes though i was feeling rather unsure about the taste.
Was convinced by sharoniee after she said that it might be the best on the menu.
True enough, i think that it was the best outta the three flavors we ordered, but i got so full after eating just one pancake!

Maybe it's just me, but i got really "gelat" (too much) of pancakes after eating just one.
The taste was pretty unique but perhaps because of the uniqueness, i don't really know how to appreciate the taste.
Worth a try, but it's pretty pricey for just pancakes, heh.
Think i got an overdose of pancakes, will be a while after that i will be craving for pancakes again.


Eggs benedicts pancakes, a tad weird, and i feel that the pancakes are too thick for my liking.


this is worth a try!


Snickers sauce with kinder breno and ice cream, too sweet and "gelat" after eating one pancake as well.
Better to share it amongst everybody.

If you are a pancake fan too,
you can give it a try!

STRICTLY PANCAKES
44A PRINSEP STREET
SINGAPORE 188674

6333 4202

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The bridesmaids and the bestmen of our beloved newly weds was invited by them to have a dinner gathering one Friday night.
Simple outfit for the day, and wearing this flowy top from Closet Matterz which is versatile and easy- with a leggings and im done!

We had Korean food at Seoul Yummy (Suntec) for dinner and I actually visited the place before, at the Clarke Quay Central,
and I remember that it was good, food was delicious and authentic, tasted just like what i ate in Korea.

The sweeties.

We got ourselves a dinner set, what i love about that place is that they have different dinner sets,
and four of us shared a $88.90 set, which had four mains and many more side dishes etc.
But in comparison to the standard of food, i prefer the Clarke Quay branch though.


this was yummy!

SEOUL YUMMY (SUNTEC)
3 TEMASEK BOULEVARD,
#B1-048/049, SUNTEC CITY MALL,
SINGAPORE

6836 2883

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And one more outfit of the past week!

A manufactured colourblock dress from closet matterz, elegant looking and comes in many different colours, was in a dilemma choosing the colours!
Perfect for dinner functions i must say. :)
 

13

October

TWENTYELEVEN

0310 HRS

Just Vim


With Yina at Salon VIm!

As you can guess… I visited my usual Salon Vim and got myself a haircut, colour and treatment recently!

It's really just amazing how different you feel upon stepping into the Salon and when you leave after doing the necessary.
The good feeling – a fresh new look at its optimal condition, that is just what ALL of us deserve totally from time to time and I am sure,
the confidence level goes up the next moment by a lil notch everytime you do your hair.
Maybe it's just me or so, but I just don't want to go right straight home after trips to Salon Vim and would want to be out with the new hair,
because going home would be unfair and a waste to the pretty hair, GEEZ.

The only thing i have not tried all these years is to cut the hair short SHORT,
still rather unwilling to give it a try yet cuz my hair takes forever to grow.
So i kinda ran of out ideas on what to do with my hair each time I visit the Salon,
BUT it will always be a good thing to have a salon I dedicate myself to,
simply because I will just go to my usual stylist, John, at Salon Vim and say:

"John, just do whatever you want, I trust you"

And i really do! heh, probably to be safe than sorry, i will keep him updated with what am I doing for that period (eg. career wise),
so that he knows when to play loud and when to play tame with the hairstyle.

This recent hair colour that he did for me was something new in terms of techniques.
Glad to be using Loreal Professional's INOA colour – Ammonia Free No odour!! and I wanted something like an uber dark brown tone for my hair time.
The colour that John did for me faded a bit already, but you can refer to THIS post to see the dark toned hair colour.

What was special about the recent dye that I like was that John didn't just give me a dark colour and that's it,
in fact, he helped play with colours to enhance the visual texture of the hair by giving me a slightly lighter toned highlight on the hair.
Well, we can't improve our hair that dramaticallyin a short while, so might as well get a better dye to help make the hair healthier as time goes by!
This way, you will never be deemed as belonging in the ultra bad hair category for any moment in time after your salon trip.

So the latest technique he tried on my hair was called the TIME MASTER. Sounds really long lasting.
Won't want to bore you with the terms, so it's basically the combination of two similar colour tones,
and the way how it is highlighted accordingly to your head shape.
I suppose for this, you need the right hairstylist who has been through training to do it well,
and I am sure John has already tried and tested (i'm one of them) heh, so i assure you..
YOUR HAIR IS SAFE IN HIS HANDS. hehehe.

Decided to camwhoreeee a few more shots (actually a lot more with different hats but i chose these few, well…we are all the same!!) with the new hair!!
This new technique of hair dye is suppose to interpret WILD yet CONTROLLED hair.
Yes i can see that it makes the hair tame and neater even with highlights!



How do you like my new watermark? :p

If you are interested to try out my dedicated stylist John @ Salon Vim:

SALON VIM BY CHEZ VOUS
313 @ SOMERSET ORCHARD ROAD
#04-07/08/09
Singapore, 238895
TEL: 68847757 / 68847767

Book an appointment and quote my blog for 10% discount for all hair services!

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*And if you are wondering where is this lovely green dress from (i wore this in all the self-pic above!),
you would love to check it out from DOT (Yi Xiao Dian)!


*I simply love dresses like this, simple and not too complicated with design,
yet very comfortable on the skin, yet another piece by DOT (Yi Xiao Dian)!

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Got myself some items from my friend's shop to support her for charity causes!

Quite amazed by the handcrafts, given that these are done up carefully in details by unfortunate women using old magazines,
and the quality is terrific! Very durable, especially the bag, and I am sure it can last long.
Definitely a good buy for my household!

Got these items:

Tissue box.


Holder for Remote or anything in fact.


And a shoe shape holder for my stationary as well!

They will only be selling for a limited period, and I think it's done up well and classy,
do pop over to their page for more details. You can message them there if you are interested to get any item!
Do show some kindness and support them at their page by liking too. ;)

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And oh yes, i have just gotten tickets for myself and the girlfriends for this upcoming Hip Hop Party at Marina Barrage - the O.N.O Hip Hop Hooray!
Heard that it's gonna be really exciting as they will be featuring 8 well-recognized Hip Hop deejays in the local/international scene, such as:

DJ Andrew Chow,
DJ Andrew Tee
DJ KoFlow
DJ J Styles
DJ Ollie Des
DJ Titus
DJ Xarin Garuda
DJ Krumbs

It's gonna be one amazing big-scale event and yes!! I am actually gonna be there to support my friend as well, DJ KRUMBS!
Got to know him through my hall (hostel) back in NUS, and he was already deejaying for quite a while,
very talented guy i must say.

Come join the party!
Details are as follow:

Date: 22nd October 2011, Saturday
Location: Marina Barrage (we will be facing Flyer and the CBD area, party under the stars!)
Time: 8pm doors open (9pm, DJ starts)

Tickets:
$30 inclusive of 2 standard drinks (advance)
$40 inclusive of 2 standard drinks (at the door)
Tickets are currently out on sale HERE.

No worries if you want to drink and party all night, just make sure you don't drive!!
Got to know that they have shuttle bus services at half hour interval,
round trip form Barrage to Marina Bay MRT Station (when MRT is still open),
and after that, it will be from Barrage to MBS Convention Center Bus Stop.
ALL COVERED!

Got the tickets too though its outdoor, cuz rain or shine, they promise to keep you partying!
You can check out more at their site HERE.
Or you can see their facebook page as well and fine out more,
at the same time, they have this "Guess the Deejay" contest going on, and we can all win something!!

Too bad I'm not the 500th ticket holder (500th purchase), if not i will get to win a PUMA apparel worth $150!
See ya there!! ;)

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