Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 in a flash

In January we celebrated Chinese New Year overseas for the first time, and we went to Bangkok for shopping spree, and shameless face stuffing.

CNY crossed over to February for more feasting, and I had the sweetest Valentine's Day in years.

We had our greatest loss in March when Willie's grandpa passed away whom reminded us of importance of family and love, ensuring we show them in time.

Many firsts happened in April. I misplaced my mobile for the first time, and I get to really put the finding mobile function in use for the first time, and I learnt about that keeping what you found is illegal for the first time. I meant it's only fair because I feel finders, keepers is kinda bull.

In May, we celebrated a few birthdays, and since many years ago, we brought my mom out for hers. We let her choose a good vegetarian and for the longest time, took a photo with her.

June was a relaxing month after exams, after chillax-ing for a bit, I finally get down to reorganizing my shoes, and other stuff I had too many of, and ended up giving or chucking them away. Wow, clearing stuff and making space feels really good.

July was a month with a different agenda, we started to look at alternatives to our career paths.

I picked back a few projects in August. My favourite is the Amineko.

September is my favourite month because we celebrate my birthday!

October was a month of confusion and procrastination.

November (so is May) is always the month of hardship for the last lapse as revision, especially while working.

In December, the month of giving and loving, I decided to love myself more.


For 2015, I just hope everything is better. I don't make resolutions list because I know I can't keep them. =P




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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Humpy~!

I wish I had a happier post but I've been sick for days and most events are going to be canceled. Fortunately, we had an advanced dinner with the family.


My dear sister-in-law did all these!


Even Ah Gong enjoyed his pasta!

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Miss me?

I.
I'm done with the exams and I'm so done-ed. Next course of action is still in contemplation... Many is telling me it would be a waste to just stop here but I'm SERIOUSLY exhausted.
When I clear my mind and lay things on the table (or the scale); no matter for the consequences of current or - the famous question - in 5 years, ultimately, it's for contentment. And honestly, I am contended. Like, right now.
My only commitment is work and family Hubby, and the feeling to just spend time with Willie after work with no other worries or i-should-be-doing-something-else guilt is fab.


II.
I'm officially a month in my new job though I'd spent lesser time for the exams and I got sick from exhaustion (see.. backing up #1), I'm still recovering, and I have to say I have mixed feelings. Not just about the job, about myself. It's like finally telling myself to grow some, and that nobody would like their job 100%, much less love it. Nobody. There's got to be something, somebody, somewhere. Grow some, suck it up (if it's not too choking) and live it.
Anyway, I'd always believed the probation is both ways. And like I said, so far, I'm contended.


III.
Moving on to merrier parts...
The lights are up for Christmas on Orchard Road! I've not walked down the whole street yet but I'd caught a few...

Shaw House

ION
Colours of the season~


IV.
More exciting stuff! Look what I got myself...!!

 I've finally settled for this for my new wallet, which is a perfect replacement, it's the same size but lighter, and it goes with my new objective to bring lesser cards, and admit it, it's classy. heeeee...

AND...

denim saffiano
say hello to kevin {minion}
If you're gonna ask is prada on sale?!. Yes, it is!
Even the sales staff was surprised by some of the items discounted. What I got here, was current season. I know I wish-listed A LOT of purple ones but this was love-at-first-sight or love-at-re-sight. It's just similar to something I wanted so much. I guess my eyes popped in a certain way when they saw this that Willie didn't even tried to stop me.


V.
Since I have so much time now, I thought I'd love to create some Christmas..
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some decorations or gifts, maybe?

What are you gifting this season?


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Saturday, 29 November 2014

New Fragrances

New fragrances a dear friend got for us.

Mont Blanc Legend | Prada Candy Florale
I'm not sure if these are for our anniversary or our birthdays he missed but it's one of the sweetest gestures 'cause we seldom receive gifts these days. And they smell great! I wonder how do they both remind me of old times, our teenage years.. What are they putting in them?! LOL

Anna Sui La Vie de Boheme

Something I we got me, which also interestingly reminds us of our teenage, not juvenile but sweet and old when we weren't introduced to such variety of scents. (─‿‿─)

Interesting how my mind, or nose perhaps, is into reminiscence these days.. (◡‿◡✿)



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Friday, 28 November 2014

Thanks

I know I'd said this too many times but life has been really busy. I'm glad I didn't get too full of myself and attempted the NaNoWriMo.

The last time I updated about my life was 3rd day of my my new job and 2nd day of a week-long revision. I did finish the revision and I'm proud to say I attended every single of it, even the Saturday 10-6 that makes one wonder why would they do this to themselves.

Unfortunately, I didn't had the time to do any self-revision after, so I feel pretty screwed. Anyway, here's 5 events/notes to share since then.

I
After 6 six full days of brain activity, we were supposed to have a fun family day held by hubby's union at USS on Sunday but it rained. Non-stop. I'm not one who cared for the rides but I'm not a fan of rain and crowds together.. just a lot of stinky people..

We settled at Vivocity before having dinner with his family. It's his brother and his birthday; they have the same birth day, 5 years apart.


For the past years, we'd been celebrating in advance, because on the actual day, we celebrate our wedding anniversary. 

I know, kinda sly of me on my endeavour to combine presents for 2 occasions but I do give him separate gifts when I could. Like last year. 😄

Anyway, the year's coming to its end.. The weather is chilly, the atmosphere's lazy and giving. Here's a picture to feel that holiday season's merriment..


II.
My dear mobile kicked the bucket (again) so this page - and the others I'm updating are gonna make do with lousy pictures taken by my backup Samsung phone. No offence Note 3, but 20.7mps is a camera, not 13. I'm now having mixed feelings on getting the Note 4/Edge. I do prefer the Note's functions compared to Xperia's still much improvement needed ones.. But having such a good camera phone sort of covers all the flaws but now that it is its 3rd trip to A&E, I'm not sure. We are looking at an 1-for-1 exchange - I did have this phone for only a little over 6 months and I've never really dump it in water like the advert does. Now, where is that letter Willie said he was writing for me to Sony?

III.
My lack of wardrobe functionality in the formal department due to the switch in working environment calls for a good shopping spree. It's not even formal that's needed, it's casual smart. I hate that phrase, it confuses me.

Anyway, I did one last week at where my MIL works and who also has a good eye for fashion and taste. Apparel shopping with your fashionable MIL would be more fun if you're not bigger (size) than her and everything makes you looked pregnant. I had to directly imply that I'm not.

And I didn't really picked any office wear.  LOL
Unless if this one counts.
I also love one top that says "Attitude". ^^

IV.
I wanted this to have a post by itself but I'm afraid I won't have time for it till mid Dec and may just eventually gave up on it.. so here's to my honey's birthday and our anniversary..

We didn't used to do this but I felt sorry that we occupied his birthday with our anniversary and he didn't really get to celebrate it and feel like a special birthday boy, I told him we could do it a day before. He insisted it's fine and it won't change the fact we're not celebrating his birthday on the actual day BUT he gets to decide on dinner.

He picked Manna Story~
I guess it's a win-win.

And we did so much shopping in the past month I had no idea what to get him any more. I went with the "Annual Renewal of the Matrimonial agreement" LOL.

He, however, got me some really pretty bag charms we found while walking off dinner.

Purple Piggy

Eeyore

V.
After 2+ exhausting weeks, the inside is finally falling apart, and as I lay in bed now with flu medicine taking effect,  I no longer know what I'm saying. Nope. There's nothing I'd like to share about my new job as there's nothing politically correct and diplomatic ways to do so. So there, ta-ta.

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving! I thank you for (still) reading and following any of my pages. I DO know how boring I can get.
(Though I know y'all are more excited for Black Friday) ;)


p/s: if anyone's thinking I didn't do BellaBox for November because I was busy, nope, it was just disappointing.



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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

5 Good Buys

I suppose?

1
Miracle worker lotion
My second? Or 3rd? Ever since I started Miracle, I'm staunched. 
It totally saved my peeling at a period when everywhere's dry air condition.
This is the oil-free I use as a day moisturizer, goes great under make-up, and not too heavy for humid Singapore.

2
Burt's Bee lip balm
I can never have enough fluid to have a non-peeling, juice lips but more than enough to keep peeing.

3
shu uemura calligraphy ink refill
Another product I swear by. The refill to the perfectest liquid eyeliner ever.

4
full of promise cream
This is my first using this but I've loved the series as much as miracle.
I'm sure I'll love this.

5
Mitju peep toes
I am really not sure why this is my first. 
These are not my best ever but these are the best in my current non-stop wave of feet woes.
I'm pretty sure I'm getting the membership. =P



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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Happy Hump Day!

I haven't pause for a breath since work started on Monday, and life goes on to almost midnight everyday.

But first, lemme take a selfie..

Day 1
I'm so early on my first day at work! Good sign! Not. My feet was already hurting me by this time. Bad choice on the shoes.
The day went late into the night as we have a BBQ arranged before I got the job. My in-law returns from Taiwan that same evening, so at least some quality catching-up.


Day 2
See those dark eye circles peeping through the makeup? I'm a panda already! And that day starts the week-long revision courses, all the way to Saturday. (T_T) And my favourite Melissa broke! Can I really really cry now? (ToT)

I guess I proved the steaming eye mask effective! I fell asleep with them on, and slept all the way, almost missing my alarm but my eyes looked much better eh?

It sounds like I had a horrible start but I actually feel blessed and really contented. My new office is quiet, my new superior is really considerate to let me learn the business properly instead of dumping stuff on me, and my new colleagues are patient with my endless (some silly) questions. There are lots of food around the area and most importantly, I can get to the office dry even without umbrella on a rainy day.

What blessed me most is me, having the capability to get myself a loving husband who

  • choose my #ootd for the next day, and hangs them up
  • pack my bag
  • gets me supper
  • fetches me (and brought me slippers)
  • prepares my breakfast
-
ice cream yoghurt one with raisins and the other real grapes

on top of the usual hubby chores... LOL

I'm feeling really blissful this hump day. You have a good week ahead!




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