33-34/52: I am still alive

I am 2 weeks late for my weekly blog post. Recently work has been hectic and I didn’t have much energy left to do other things.

Today, I manage to gather the little bit of energy left of me after the usual Sunday housework and decided to write a little post.

So, yesterday I went to raffles exchange to pick up mooncakes and my friend saw something which interests her (hardly anything interests her for your information) and pulled me to one of the stall selling this.

IMG_5282.JPG The two sales girls were very confident with their products and started taking out samples after samples for us to try (just in time cos we were feeling thirsty after lunch). I couldn’t recognize it when they show me the product before preparing it. After eating it, I realized that my mum has made for me before and she mentioned to me that this thing is good for health. My friend also said that so it cannot miss this especially when they are having a promotion “buy 3 and get $5 off”.

And this morning, I made this goodness for the family. It’s not as soft as I want it to be. Maybe I should add more water. Note taken for the next attempt.

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Currently, on the way to parents place with a bag full of durian mooncakes and a loaf of bread. I am so glad that this time, I remembered my ear phones. Can’t imagine how I can stand the noise in a crowded train like today.
I will be off to Macau next week for a conference and extending 2 nights in HK. Can’t wait for a little break. Been working too hard. As my friend always say, work hard, play harder.

I have one thing on my shopping list. A wallet. My ferragamo is about 5 years old and I think it’s time to upgrade to a bigger wallet for my ever increasing number of cards (credit/ loyalty/ warranty cards, nets, mrt card etc etc etc). If you have any recommendation of which wallet I should get, please leave me a comment!

Ok, that’s all for now. Have a great Sunday y’all.

32/52: Singapore 49th birthday

Skipped going back to office on Saturday since it’s a public holiday to spend the day with al. But he told me he got to work. Dang. Luckily, he suggested brunch at Kombirocks. I am sure a lot of you have heard about this place. If not, then you should check out the place if you like retro stuff. The owner is half thai who loves to collect old skool stuff including cars and bikes and if you are lucky, you will get to have some authentic thai food if the owner’s auntie is in Singapore.

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If you are observant enough, you will noticed there is another retro looking barber shop called Autocutt, a few units down from Kombirocks. The barber shop is really small which allow only one customer at a time. So you would have to call to make reservation to avoid disappointment. Each visit costs $35 ($25 for students and army boys) for an hour worth of meticulous attention to your hair and you can purchase their number one voted pomade called O’boy by men’s health. If you stay around Yio Chu Kang, you may want to give Autocutt a try!

Autocutt
68 Yio Chu Kang Road
Call 9186 1233 for appointment

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31/52: another birthday party

it is little xander’s second year birthday party! i was contemplating to take a lot of photos at the party but we arrived really late and not only were the food 98% gone, the birthday boy was already in his normal clothes (he was dressed in a little tarzan outfit) and the cake was already half gone. Sigh… oh well, served us right..

at least i managed to capture this cute little sugar figurine of the birthday boy.. so cute…

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30/52: a long weekend

This Saturday, I am giving work a miss cos I have to be at my goddaughter’s one year old party.  Al has work since morning till late so I drove myself to the brother’s new place where the party is held.  His daughter is my goddaughter whom I adore very much.  She is one quirky baby girl. Love her hair (curl), love when she day dreams, love when she would just let anyone carry, love when she starts to (baby) talk, love when she gives us a peck on the cheek when we ask for a kiss, love the way she turns her head sideway (famous kpo look) and etc etc…

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After the party, I went to visit al at a flea market at north bridge road and I was very proud of myself for finding my way using google map despite me going around in circles.  My advice to using google map is you listen hard to the verbal instructions.  I missed quite a few exits and ended up in toa payoh/ bishan and a ulu place with a dead end. haha… but all is well when I saw the road sign which says north bridge road. haha.
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On Sunday, my friend invited us to her house for a mini pot luck so there is no #tohsundaydinner.

Few days ago, I made an online lunch reservation few days ago at Cook & Brew.  On Saturday, C&B called and informed that the restaurant is closed on Monday.  I asked the person on the line back “then how come the online booking system allows me to make a reservation on Monday??”  Awkward silence over at the other end.  Oh well, guess today will be a rest and relax day for the me and al to prep us for the busy work week.

Hope y’all have a good week ahead and Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims!

29/52: short staycation!

And so we are off to a bonding session at sentosa followed by a one night stay at Capella. The mountain tortoise me have never been to Capella and I heard it’s very expensive. But thanks to the bosses, we get to stay there without spending a single cent.

It has been three months since my last trip (to Bali) and I definitely welcome this (very) short staycation.

Here are some photos of the nice and expensive hotel and the breakfast that we had on checkout day.
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28/52: 40 Makeup Questions TAG!

my week has been quite boring and so instead of the usual what happened over the past week, i decided to do this 40 makeup questions tag which i read on anyhowonly which, although i have been following quite a while but recently, i seem to have fallen head over heels with.  i like that she not only blogs about beauty stuff but also topics like the recent “Regrets” and “Office Etiquette” which i enjoyed reading over and over again.  do drop by her blog!

ok, let me take a deep breathe before answering the 40 makeup questions.

1. how many times do you wash your face daily?
twice.  once when i wake up every morning and once before i go to bed.

2. what skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
combination. recently, there are dry patches on my cheek and nose and i had a good time peeling the skin off.

3. what is your current facial wash?
clarins gentle facial cleanser

4. do you exfoliate?
yes, every other day.

5. what brand do you use?
i use a mixture of products such as clarins, origins, bioderma, cliqniue for face. for body, i am into soap and glory.

6. what moisturizer do you use?
i am currently using origins energy boosting moisturizer

7. do you have freckles?
there are more on my left side of the face which i have no clue why and some on the cheeks.

8. do you use eye cream?
of cos. that explains why i have few lines even at my age.

9. do you or did you have acne prone skin?
not really, but i get those irritating black heads.

10. did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
never.

11. what foundation do you use?
i have 3. the lancome teint miracle, shisedo radiant lifting foundation and shu uemura face architect smooth fit fluid foundation.

12. how about concealer?
the amazing concealer.

13. do you know your undertone color?
i think i am warm.

14. what do you think of fake eyelashes?
they look fake. wore them during my wedding and i hated them.

15. did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
i dont own one.

16. what brand of mascara do you use?
not applicable.

17. sephora or mac?
mac.

18. do you have a MAC Pro-card?
i am not that pro.

19. what makeup tools do you use in make up application?
face brushes and spooly for the brows.

20. do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
yes. i have very oily lids.

21. for the face?
yes cos i have oily t-zone.

22. what is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
not using any eyeshadow recently.

23. do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
none. i did a semi permanent eyeliner at browhaus few years ago and it lasted me till now.

24. how often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
not applicable.

25. what do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
no idea.  i don’t use them.

26. do you use mineral makeup?
never tried them.

27. what is your favorite lipstick?
i like clinque’s chubby stick super strawberry gifted by a dear friend.

28. how about lipgloss?
never like them but i bought a few and gave all away.

29. what is your favorite blush to use?
mac’s dainty – oh i think its a mineralised product.

30. do you buy your makeup on ebay?
never.

31. Do you like drugstore makeup?
of cos. but prefer high end ones over drugstore.

32. do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
i dont think we have that in singapore. do we?

33. did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
always. but i picked my makeup skills from youtube.

34. are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
nope but i am just not as skillful as i wish i am.

35. name a makeup crime that you hate?
bought without even testing them out.

36. do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
prefer neutral ones. i dislike the attention of colorful ones becos of the unnecessary attention and comments

37. which celebrity always has great make up?
cate blanchett

38. if you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
bb cream

39. could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
yes but only if i will be in my hood.

40. do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
yes but i prefer to put a base on. i think its a habit.

41. in your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
that’s a tough one. maybe chanel cos i love their packaging.

42. What do you think of Makeup??
it brings color to your face!