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Apr 21, 2014

Birthday Treats

This year birthday treats has got to be one of the best :) My hubby knows me too well bcos I love raw fish. Ok it's known as sashimi :p and I can never have enough! You give me a plate, I can finished it all in 1 min? Yup I can, not joking! 

Lobsters Salmon roll, one of my favourite! We ordered like 3 plates and finished it all up at one go! 
Blue fin tuna, salmon fatty belly, scallops and yellow tail.  I rank my No. 1 favourite to be scallops! It is juicy and sweet!
The rest of the sushi and additional sashimi with prawns.
Ok, my 5 year old niece choose this strawberry cake for me, kind of my favourite, but she said she must have the strawberry cake in order to celebrate birthday with me! 
What else to do on my birthday? Need not say, dance if I have the opportunity! I have been away from dance for almost 2 years.  I meant away as in, dancing solid solid not those rehearsal, marking type of dance. It's a long story as in why I am away from dance, I kind of injured myself from a wakeboarding incident out at sea almost 2 years ago and that led me dropped out of my ballet.  Lesson learned from this incident, that is dancers, should avoid wakeboarding and any other intense sports at all times! You never know what will happened to you out on those intense sport! My board flew off and hit my right knee and I had a ligament tear and at present though recovered, it gives me on and off kind of pain when I bend my knee too much! Anyway, I went back to dance on my birthday, and I was so thrill to be able to dance and of course my knee restricted some of the dance movements, but I managed to slow down on movements that send pain to my knee.  Ok being wiser at this age, should not "chiong" all the way as in my younger days.  Nothing beats listening to my own body. Be wise if I want to continue dancing at this age!
The last I took a picture with this old friend of mine (Ryan Tan, Creative Director of Oschool) was about 12 years ago. It has been a privilege to know him as he was the one who inspired me to dance :) Never will I forget the day he tortured us on our warm up during his class! Of course, I am going back to dance once again and glad to pick up the challenge of remembering the choreography as fast as a running CPU!
My two kawaii dance enthusiastic girl friends also came and join me! 
Ashitalia Virgin White Sneaker is the best present I got from my birthday! I have been wanting to get this for the longest time, but the hefty price tag turns me away. This sneaker is cool, made of authentic leather and it's got to be the most comfortable sneaker in the world. Leather is extremely soft! I am eyeing on the spikes grey leather one already :p Ash_Italia is orignated from Italy and it is now very popular in the US and many celebrities and rock band members wear them :) It has now been a fashion icon be it NY, France, Italy and UK. You can read more about ashitalia on their website ash_italia 
Here is me wearing ashitalia :) I often go on a road trip, and this sneaker is very useful on those road trips and mission trips!
My hubby loves beef. Recently I had a taste of this wagyu beef at Paul in Takashimaya. Apart from all the pastries, cakes etc. I am surprised that they serve good wagyu beef! This is so tender and juicy and melts in the mouth.  If you ever head to Takashimaya, try it! Paul is located at level 3 of Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road.

This birthday has got to be the best of the best :)
Feeling young and energetic all over again :)

OUTFIT:

TEE FROM UNIQLO
LEOTARD FROM YUMIKO
TIGHTS FROM H&M
SHORTS FROM TARGET AUSTRALIA
SHIRT FROM COTTON ON
WHITE TOP FROM LOVE BONITO
JEANS FROM ZARA
SHOES FROM ASH ITALIA
PRINTED ROMPER FROM LOVE BONITO
WEDGE SNEAKER FROM THE CLOSET LOVER
BAG FROM LONG CHAMP

DANCE SCHOOL:
OSCHOOL, SCAPE

RESTAURANT AND CAFE:
ITACHO
PAUL CAFE

ACCESSORIES:
WATCH FROM CASIO
GUCCI


Mar 21, 2014

New Hair Colour







OUTFIT:

TUXCEDO TOP, AFORARCADE
CROP PANTS, BOUGHT IN HONG KONG
SHOES: TORY BURCH
WHITE DROP-WAIST DRESS, SIMPLICITY AFFAIR
ROMPER, LOVE BONITO
SHOES, CONVERSE OFFICIAL

HAIRSTYLIST:
SIO FROM CLEO HAIR

ACCESSORIES:
BAG, PRADA
LUCITE NECKLACE, ZARA
WATCH: CASIO

I was suppose to go to stylist, Sio last December, but had to cancel the appointment as I was referred to another celebrity stylist in Chez Vouz.  That was how I had my beautiful turquoise hair for CNY.  No regrets to being adventurous and trying something out of the box.  By now, you can see lots of turquoise head on the streets and mrt!

Back to Sio, I finally went to him at Cleo Hair last Sunday and I was blown away with Sio's creative work! Not only is he creative, as I observed, the rest of the stylists (all Japanese stylists) were very creative and attentive to their customers. Sio went on to design the colour mixture for me after checking my hair and the texture.  According to him, my fringe is a little damage and hair needs to grow out more. Been wanting to go back to lighter ash or brown, but he settled for a darker ash and I left it all to him.

I must say I had the best hair treatment in my life, experiencing the latest technology of hair steaming with special water, lying down at the sink!  The result of the hair texture after treatment is gorgeous! My hair feels so smooth not only for a day, but till now. Sio did everything by himself and there was no shampoo boy, no colourist etc. He basically design his own hair colour mixture, hair-cut, treatment, check and blow dry cum style for every of his customer.  I was truly satisfied and happy.  He has a pair of magic hands :)  There are a few set one can choose from the menu and the most recommendable one is the $300 set which includes hair colour, cut and treatment.  There is no extra charge for long hair and whether you have short or long hair, charges applies the same! It is more worth if you have long hair ;)

Back in those days, I have been to Japanese hairstylists, and all of my favourite stylists have already moved out of Singapore.  It is extremely hard to find good jap stylist in Singapore! Sio is very extremely popular as blogger Qiu Qiu has blogged about him and Cleo hair and he is also her stylist :) In order for first timer to book him, one needs to pay $30 extra on top of the set selection (for only 1 time) and subsequent no charges.

I still can't make up of my hair colour. It's kind of ash and ash grey at the vertical gradient on both sides, but yet it looks purplish and lavender. At certain lighting it looks like yam colour ;p

Sio now fills the empty spot of my jap stylist and I have already booked him in advance for my next visit. Lots of wedding to attend this year and a need to make advance stylist booking!

Cleo Hair is located at The Central, 4th floor.


Feb 24, 2014

A little getaway ;)

  

 















GETAWAY OUTFIT:

FLORAL TOP: ISLAND SHOP
WHITE LACE TOP: SIMPLICITY AFFAIR
ROMPER: AMBER AVENUE
DENIM SHORT: ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH
SKORT: LOVE BONITO
BIKINIS: TOPSHOP
SHOES: CONVERSE OFFICIAL, CANDY JELLY FLATS FRON BANGKOK

ACCESSORIES:
SUNGLASSES: GIORGIO ARMANI, AVAIATOR, RAYBAN
WRISTBANDS: ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH, COTTON-ON, LEATHER SHOP
BAG: FRONT HAND BEADED BAG, IRIS GLOBAL (AFRICA PRINTED FABRIC)
WATCH: CASIO

I have not have a decent break since last November and going for a short holiday is not always on my agenda :) My travel trip is always at least 2 weeks. I was blessed with a short trip to Nongsa Point Marina by my dear sister in law who is visiting Singapore from Potugual. Every expenses were paid by her including our meals for the two nights stay. How wonderful right? Nothing is for free and in my case, I need to find out yatch and boat docking information from the Nongsa club for her :) But I really enjoyed this short rest and feeling very rejuvanated! Thanks to her!

I don't remember taking shots in my bikinis ever since 10 years ago, was hesistant to take it at first, but in the end took it anyway because I find my green hair that matches with my bikinis very amusing :p The coordination was not planned on purpose though. Overall, I had real fun playing with my phone camera at the pool :) Unable to swim due to hair colouring? Do play with your gadgets or catch a drama by the pool.

Indonesian food has always been my love, especially nasik goreng!  I had it at Turi beach cafe which serves very good Indonesian food.  But do not try their buffet as it is not worth the money.  By the way, Nongsa is walking distant to Turi beach by a short cut route with beautiful sea view! Beware of Monkeys though! The complimentary breakfast at Nongsa is very normal and not much of a variety. The overall, hotel is clean and I love the white and blue nautical concept deco of the room and the beautiful nostalgic bathroom and the hotel lobby :) My room comes with a back gate that overlook the sea and the yatches. I had my coffee at the porch every morning and evening, enjoyed the cool sea breeze too!

It's worth a try for a short getaway.

Lovely sea breeze ;)

Love
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Feb 17, 2014

Converse Love

My grey pair of limited edition Converse shoes is in Pemba, Mozambique :)

MISSIONARY OUTFIT:

SKIRT: CAPULANA, IRIS GLOBAL (AFRICA PRINTED FABRIC)
SHOES: CONVERSE OFFICIAL

Are you wondering why I am into my Converse phase? There's a reason behind and it's a meaningful one.
I gave my favourite pair of grey limited edition Converse shoes to one of the kid in Pemba Mozambique while I was there doing mission work. Children over there do not have the luxury of wearing covered shoes as they are either orphans or very poor to even own a pair of slipper.  Many of them walked barefooted under the scotching sun and some of their feet got cut and with open wounds, thus resulted having their flesh eaten  by worms. Some died from this flesh eating worms attacking their body.

Having witnessed this, I feel that I could do better. At that time I only brought 3 pairs of shoes with me.  1 pair Converse,  1 pair slippers and 1 pair loafer.  I chose to give away my precious Converse and slipper away.

No regrets,  I have since then decided to give away 1 pair of Converse for each mission trip . This May, I am heading to the dump at bacolod, Philippines and I am ready to give a pair of Converse shoes away.

It's a joy to bless someone who is in need.

Why not bless someone you know who are in need today?

Love,

Jan 20, 2014

Blue Hair


TODAY'S OUTFIT:

TOP: LOVE BONITO

HAIR:

HAIR COLOUR: BY CHEZ VOUS

It's a bold step to colour my crown with blue :) though not whole head but just the fringe and the side. Now I look like a comic character! 

Took sometime to adjust to the colour, but I think I just fell in Love! My boss was even asking me why do I want to change blue to another colour in two month's time? Was telling him I will change blue to something else : p he is so open with it! Phew!  At least now I know he can cope with my sudden change of hair colour. 

Feel really weird initially,  as not many would want to have their crown in blue.  Even coffee shop aunties treated me like an alien!  Anyway was at CP this morning and had many compliments! CP friends are a whole lot of creative and fun bunch!

Will be in blue for a while,  til then,  probably in March, another set of colour on my crown ; )
Cheers!

Love,

Jan 3, 2014

Eating mania



CAFE OF THE DAY:

CAFE: THE RANT MALL CAFE, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Has been eating way too much since last Dec and plus the upcoming Chinese New Year there bound to be heavy dinner spread across my families!  I wish I belongs to the type that weight remains  while pigging out.

Looking at those beautiful instagrammers posting cafe hopping food, sweets,  desserts,  pasta etc. and many still remains slim and able to squeeze into XS! I wonder how they do it? I had to danced off those I ate! 
Anyway, some people are still even talking about thigh gaps ! Eating healthy and not skipping meal is the key to a healthy body. I won't skip any meals and I do snack quite a fair bit. Oh yes,  snacking on high fiber tortillas without sauce and gluten free helps. If anyone is like me, love snacking,  do get gluten free stuff. I stay clear of sugari stuff, but occasionally chocolate,  ice cream is fine.  I do eat cakes but once a while


That's my secret to staying small, fit and still wears a XS or small ^_^
Love,
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Dec 31, 2013

Reflecting 2013


One of my favourite girl whom I met in Namau village


My precious little boy in Pemba


My little daughter beside me and the rest of the children in Namau village


My precious sisters, children and mamas in Namau village.  I love them :)

MISSIONARY OUTFIT:

TOP: UNIQLO
SKIRT: CAPULANA, IRIS GLOBAL (AFRICA PRINTED FABRIC)
PINK STRIPES SKIRT FROM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
SHOES: CONVERSE OFFICIAL

ACCESSORIES:

CAP: ADIDAS
BAG: SLING BAG, IRIS GLOBAL (AFRICA PRINTED FABRIC)

Reflecting 2013 ✏ the best and greatest thing I have done is being physically in Pemba with my Simon Wee, encounter miracles,  being a front liner praying for children who has only few months lifespan, the sick, weak and being a friend n listened to mama's needs in the village, spending time with the abandoned children who now found home n love.  The solid teachings that I hv received n putting them in practice ✈ not forgetting my new found family of international friends who were with us in Pemba,  their love and encouragement n prophecies.n prayer we hv received from the little ones to the missionaries ✌ the best is yet to come and thank God for everything He has provided n M excited for 2014.

Love,


Dec 26, 2013

Merry Xmas!

A Merry Xmas to All! Here are some.of my Xmas outfits of the year ♥
Been pigging food, lots of Xmas spread and I do need to Dance off those calories before Chinese New Year!!!!

I have yet to blog about Mozambique.  Stay tune!

HAPPY EATING!



TODAY'S OUTFIT:

TOP: DONNA KAREN, NEW YORK
SKORT: LOVE BONITO
SHOES: TAOBAO

ACCESSORIES:

SUNGLASS: AVIATOR, RAYBAN
BAG: TORY BURCH INSPIRED
WATCH: CASIO

Love,




Dec 6, 2013

Combi that is comfortable and chic

In a chic and comfortable combination.  It's great that my office has got no strict rules on attire.  Shorts is welcome and with whatever combi one can put on as long as it's not slippers! 

Tweed shorts is in for winter and it's been great for rainy days. Lace top is upcoming from simplicity affair www.simplicityaffair.com, (hasn't launch yet) pairing it with chunky crystal necklace to create that statement look. The lace top has got 3 colours (navy, black and white).  Stay tune for launch date.

Decked with my favourite collection, Jill Stuart kawaii bow shoes.  Bought this pair in Kyoto last year for a good deal, and I realised  it seems to be one of those favourite pair of shoes among the Japanese fashion scene.  I just love the fluffy bow.


TODAY'S OUTFIT:

TOP: SIMPLICITY AFFAIR
SHORTS: ZARA
SHOES: JILL STUART, JAPAN

ACCESSORIES:

NECK: ZARA


Love,