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Monday, January 30, 2012

A gift for myself on Renri (人日)

祝大家

生日快乐!

Yesterday was 人日,did you all have a good time lo hei-ing? Because I myself did enjoy! Not only that,I bought a ring for myself!
CHIO RIGHT!

It's from Poh Heng. Much as I place importance on exclusivity,there's no denial that Poh Heng has got nicer designs than other jewellery shops. Hees,I had been aiming to get this ring for a very long time. Since 7th day of zhengyue is an auspicious day to buy gold,I decided to get it!

At the date of 29th January 2012
Price of Pure Gold (999): $84.50
Price of 916: $78.00

I hate 916 gold,I only like pure gold(999). So yupe,this is pure gold 99.9. The lustre is more attractive than 916's,in my opinion. A lot of people commented that pure gold is too soft and it changes shape too easily,due to its malleability. But it's okay,I really like it. And I don't go banging my fingers around table edges or so. Ha!

The best and only the best? I think so!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wearing Cheongsam on 1st day of CNY

Hello darlings,

Happy Chinese New Year to all of you!

How is your 1st day of the lunar year going for you? Good I hope,collect as many ang pow as you can wor! And so,I shall begin. Remember in the previous post,I promised to wear a cheongsam for this Chinese New Year? And I showed you guys a sample of what I am going to wear? Unfortunately,the blogshop sent the wrong colour to me. I ordered the cream,but they sent the red one instead. Trying it on,I thought it wasn't too bad. So I didn't change it. Here we go...

No rush,darlings. Here's the preparation stage. Make up,done! Put on the dress,do up a bit of hair and....
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Trying to maintain a classy,retro look. Red lips doesn't seem to go well if I smile with my teeth.

A more girlish,playful look. I think?

And one standing.
Happy Chinese New Year guys! Gong Hei Fatt Choy! :D
I must admit,this isn't the best photo shoot for the cheongsam that I can ever give. But I wanted to rush out,so I made do with I can. The lighting is slightly over exposed because I turned on 2 lights for a better view. It was taken the night lunar 1st,so the natural light wasn't very good. And outside raining some more! Brrrr!

After the shoot,let down my hair. Loved the flowers that I bought from Chinatown!

img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 531px; height: 800px;" src="http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm151/Idreamtobreakaway/DSC_0056-1.jpg" alt="" border="0" />This is my profile picture on facebook now. Hope that you guys like it! And after sharing it,34 likes on the link itself,16 likes on the photo and 7 on the album! YAY! Looks like I should bring back the cheongsam tradition and hey,I fulfilled my promise this Chinese New Year!

Interesting fact:
As you all know,this year's zodiac is

DRAGON

Have you guys noticed that it has been raining heavily these few days? Apparently it was said that dragons are the ones who control the rain,so that's why it's been raining. According to myth,that sounds quite logical too. While I was watching CNA this afternoon,the forecast by the China lady for finance this year is that gaming(if I didn't hear wrongly),shipping and water-related tourism industries are bound to raise. So investors,get your bucks ready!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chinese New Year in Singapore

Hello Darlings!

I remembered that last time,one of my Malaysian friends lamented how Chinese don't wear their traditional costume anymore during Chinese New Year,while Malays and Indians are still wearing that Baju Kurung and Sarees during their festive season. So there and then,I made up my mind:

I SHALL WEAR A CHINESE TRADITIONAL COSTUME THIS CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Partial inspiration also came from 'A Song to Remember'. Watching it every night,I noted how elegant the actresses had brought cheongsam out to be.

Another part of the elegance comes from the make up and hairdo too! Red lipstick and classic curls. Red lipstick is already quite difficult for me to pull off,much less the curls! So perhaps,I would do a red stick and just comb back my hair?

Unsure of how the response would turn out,I decided to post a status in Facebook to see what the people would say. Asking for 50 likes,it went beyond,up to 58 likes.

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Hokays..... So 58 people would like to see me wearing a cheongsam this Chinese New Year. Sounds good! The image that I posted and hoping to look for would look something like this:
No red lipstick,but a very classic hairdo. Sequins and laces,deep red and silk material,I assume. The overall feel is just,argh,traditional and elegant at the same time!

I wanted a long one,maybe with short sleeves? Deep red too,with some sequins. So I went to check out several shops recommended by friends and those that I have found online. Each quotation just gets a little disappointing. I am really eager to wear one,but due to the material and customisation,they all said that it would cost about $100 to $200. Sad max,it means my cheongsam would most likely not be customized! My mom said that even if we were to go china,it may be cheaper. But still exceeds $100.

Nevertheless,I found a modern one online.

Hmmm.. How does this look? I hope it isn't too disappointing to what I had originally promised that I would carry out. What do you guys think?

I think that,one of the deterrent to wearing a cheongsam during festive seasons for Chinese is the price of customising a nice cheongsam. Nobody wants to wear unflattering clothings,especially during chinese new year. Everyone want to look their best! A cheongsam is suppose to bring out a girl's curves,elegance. But Chinatown often sells ready-made,unflattering and straight cut ones. So yupe,that's one factor. So where do they look? Modern clothings. Losing this bit of tradition and not wear traditional clothings doesn't matter to the younger generation,what's more important is that the angpaos mustn't stop coming!

Even Emma Watson wore a cheongsam

Anyway,I don't want to keep you all for too long but I would like you guys to take note of one important note: To my knowledge,many of us are Han Chinese,cheongsam actually comes from Manchu culture. When the Manchu people took over,the Han Chinese were forced to adopt the Manchu culture or face death penalty. So talk about Singaporean Chinese who truly wants to follow the Chinese tradition? You wouldn't be wearing a Cheongsam,you would be wearing this!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thoughts after BabyG competition

As the BabyG competition had come to an end,I found myself more active than before. In terms of being under the sun more often,doing more sports. Those are the habits that I dropped while studying and now making an effort to blog for the competition,I pick them up again. Jogging,playing tennis and swimming? I enjoy being under the sun more often than before. Better than being a sickly student who only knows how to study,yea? :)

Tennis,used to be in school team okay!

Swimming,never my forte but I belong to a water sign! ;)

And heartwarming moments shared with friends.

Definitely enjoyed wearing my BabyG!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Announcing winners from the Baby-G competition!

Hello Darlings!

How are you all? Remember the Baby-G contest that I took part in last month and posted a few posts on it? It has finally come to an end. Casio had been very generous,giving us EACH another watch for the effort we put in! I literally squealed when I saw the email! We were then invited to the Casio office for a mini prize presentation.

The prizes and watches for all of us. Wondering who's the winner of the competition now? Hmmm...

Food and drinks were provided for everyone. Omnomnom!

And now,the 1st winner goes to...
Sheron!
She won herself another watch and a casio tr100!

2nd winner goes to...
Joey!

Next up,3rd winner goes to...
Kiyomi!

The next few watches that Casio gave us was conducted in form of a lucky draw:
Likea happy only!
I think so do the rest of us too!

Everyone and their happy watches.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Studio Cocktail Bar

Hello Darlings!

How has 2012 treated you so far? Good,I hope. Just a couple weeks back,Smith invited June and I to The Studio Cocktail Bar for their official launch. Just located along the stretch down Bugis,it makes super convenient for June and I to meet up and take 5 minute walk over.

At The Studio,the ambiance was homely,cosy and intimate. Definitely not your usual bar which blares pop songs,jazz or sells itself as a KTV lounge. Soothed by serene songs playing in the background,look out for the cute bartender named Sam to whip up The Studio's signature drinks to perk you up!
The look when you step into the bar.
View from the bar top,sitting area. People are getting warmed up for the event!
Chiobu Clara looking at Sam, the bartender working on the signature drinks.
Smith korkor,our emcee for the night! Sam and Kiyoshi,our bartenders.
Here comes the most exciting part of this event:
Doing your drinks!
I was very excited to try bartending. Not exactly stand there and mix drinks for others but do my very own drink. Given a small recipe for a cocktail,I tried this mix with vodka.

Told to squeeze lemon juice into the concoction... Just a teeny weeny bit,not too much......
Opps! The cocktail was very strong,someone said that it's like 80% alcohol! It's a recipe which I will not be sharing here online but for you to go down and try it for yourself.

You can request to blend your own drink too! Some people like it strong,some like it mild. Some like more of this,some like more of that. In any case,it's your call!

The ladyboss of this bar. YES! A lady!
She is the lady standing on the right,wearing spectacles. Everyone told her that it is impossible for her,but she managed to set it up. At the age of 21! My goodness,how many of you own your very own business at the young age of 21?

Sam. The cute bartender!

The Studio is located at :
778 North Bridge road
Singapore 198746
For more information,check out their facebook here!
Opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 00:00
Fri: 18:00 - 01:00
Sat: 18:00 - 02:00

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Kirin Beer at AquaNova

Awhile back,I was invited for media launch of Kirin Draft at AquaNova. Beer,I was never a fan. Never like the taste actually,but people told me that Japanese beer are different and I GOTTA TRY IT. Seriously?

Here's how a bottle of Kirin beer would look like.
Man,I was blown away. It IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BEER! This was much more refreshing,clean and smooth. Exactly to what others had described. I used to think,beer's just beer. How different can it get? But this one,this really has the clean and smooth taste. I like it! Not that I would be hooked on to it,but Kirin beer would definitely be in my list of choices if I were to have a bottle of beer.

Let's have a good time here at AquaNova with Kirin Beer!