I’m back from my 16 day long vacation in South Korea already T__________T
Anyway, just popping by to say ‘Hi!’ and that yes, a new Korea travelogue is in the works. This time around we planned it in such a way that we didn’t revisit any places that we’ve been to in the past (except for a couple of repeat locations) so I hope to get the pictures soon from my friends asap and start editing them but in the meantime, I’ll start being active on Dayre once again because I took a hiatus from it cos we were too busy travelling and I was perpetually tired in Korea to update on the go.
Gonna go back and roll as much on my own bed before I head back to the office tomorrow so till then, bye! ^^
Hi everyone! Firstly, I wanna wish everyone a happy 2016! Can’t believe that the year flew by so quickly and now we have restarted the year all together.
Haven’t been blogging as diligently as I’d like and every year without fail, one of my new year resolutions would be to blog more because you never know if all these memories will be gone one day.
Anyway, my good friend Carol was back home from Paris after her Tokyo trip (lucky her!) and I took half day off from work to accompany her since it was low peak season what with the factories being all closed and she was free that afternoon.
Headed to Wimbly Lu at Jalan Riang which is a few minutes’ bus ride from Serangoon MRT for brunch. I was actually the first customer for the day because they had just opened only :D
First time at this quaint cafe despite hearing raves about its waffle. I’ve actually been to its neighbour but that was years ago so it was a nice surprise to be back in the vicinity.
Carol came not long after and we were so famished so thankfully the food was served very quickly! Food was decent, nothing to rave in particular but just decently nice food. However their waffles which we shared after our mains, mmmmmmmmm. Delish. I would actually go back for the waffles if I had the car so that’s one place to put on the ‘places to visit when I have the car’ HAHAHA!
Next venue was actually the National Art Gallery of Singapore which Carol wanted to visit. This is probably one of the last places in Singapore where I’d go willingly because such places bore me. And do you know why she wanted to visit? Because the place is so Insta-worthy #camwhores
It was pretty empty due to it being a weekday afternoon so feel free to head there if you’re around the area on a weekday. Anyway, the place offers free admission for Singaporeans and PRs so remember to bring your IC along!
*points above* There were a ton of people taking such shots LOL!
The place really bored me to death HAHAHA #sorryCarol There were hardly any art pieces available and certain places used to be part of the old High Court so there were some areas that looked very down and gaudy. But it was still fun hanging out with Carol taking pics non-stop lol. I was dressed really sloppily that day cos I had woke up late again so it was a rashly put together outfit that wasn’t OOTD-worthy. Ended up being designated photographer for Carol instead, although she got lazy as well to bring out her DSLR wth #thatswhywearegoodfriends
Took this at the top floor which had the restaurants and bar facing Padang. Lovely sight :’)
Brought Carol down to ION Orchard because I wanted to grab some new Dior Spring’16 items that had just arrived then (last week of Dec). It was pretty fun doing makeup shopping together because we do it so often on a daily basis just that through LINE/Instagram and not in person. We always say how lucky it is that we don’t live in the same city else we’d be pretty broke going crazy over all the new makeup releases lol! Anyway, we both went home pretty broke after that but at least we have awesome makeup yo! Hehehe.
Come back more often girl, so we can cafe hop and take more rubbish-y pics together! And piss XZ more often by spamming non-stop. Heh.
So just a shout-out for Carol who is doing a giveaway over at her blog. She’s giving away a copy of her self-designed planner for 2016 aptly titled Bonjour Paris because the city is where her current home is. I am one of the lucky few recipients who was gifted a copy of the Bonjour Paris planner and can I say how adorable her drawings are!?
Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world (if you don’t think about all the hobos and dirty roads la lol) so you really take a peek into Carol’s version of Paris through the planner. Think Chanel, pastries and macarons! Oh and the iconic Eiffel Tower of course. Can someone please teleport me back to Paris again T_____T
Anyway, do hop over to her blog here to enter the giveaway! The giveaway ends in 8 days from the day I post this entry so good luck to whoever enters. The giveaway is open internationally :)
(Side note: Carol, can I enter anot ah? HAHAHAHA. But I want an army green version (*coughs* to piss XZ *coughs*)
Picture credits to Carol.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! 恭喜发财 ^^ Meh the huat be with you in the coming year haha!
2015 being the Year of the Sheep in the Chinese zodiac, there have been a ton of lamb/sheep/goat references everywhere and it’s been super hilarious to read what others have come up.
As per the tradition each year, I will go and queue up for Lim Chee Guan bak kwa. Yes, I am one of those ‘siao lang‘ as what some random old uncle pointed aloud while I was queuing the weekend before CNY. I have to say that their bak kwa or barbecued pork slices are the best and strangely I only indulge in them during the festive period once a year. Store is open all year round but I choose to only have it when it has the longest queues and the most expensively priced in a year.
That Sunday morning I woke up before 7am, dragged myself out of bed to head to the store to queue and bless the bak kwa gods, I was fairly in front and managed to reach the front of the queue after 5.5 hours to purchase all the bak kwa. It’s considered relatively short given that I queued closed to 7 hours the year before. Anyway, people always ask why I bother to go ‘waste time’ queuing up for
fats barbecued pork slices. I like to think of it as ‘filial piety’ because my mum wants to gift them to my relatives. So I join her to keep her company while queuing and of course to keep track of orders from relatives and friends alike.
Anyway that look of happiness when someone receives a Lim Chee Guan bak kwa as gift is as good as striking 4D #makesmefeelveryawesome
The first day of Lunar New Year this year came on a Thursday which just spells out ‘long weekend’ to us in the working world. Pretty awesome I would say! Although on the 2nd day I was fairly tired and exhausted from the overeating, humid weather and endless questions from annoying relatives who keep asking me when I’m getting married -.-”
Day 1 went by fairly quickly, cleared the relatives on both parents’ sides by the end of the day! Super fast hahaha. We gambled excessively too! Now this is really the spirit of Chinese New Year in Singapore. Didn’t manage to get as many new outfits as I would have liked (ended up with more bottoms and only 1 new top FML) so you only get to see that one OOTD from me taken hurriedly at the train station lol.
Overslept on Day 2 hence couldn’t open new makeup again D: But I do have shitloads of new stuff to use just that I’m trying my best to use up the older stuff (esp foundations and powders!) before digging into the new makeup items. Had an intimate dinner at my uncle’s house where the father’s side gathered and also to celebrate an aunt’s birthday.
$300++ 盆菜 anyone? This tasted so-so in my opinion but hey it’s $300 over so we finished it up!
Met up with Jace & the bff on the 3rd day of CNY because I wanted to watch Fifty Shades of Grey at the cinema. Had brunch at ION’s The Marmalade Pantry prior to watching the movie. Oh gosh, comfort food after having chinese food consecutively for 4 days straight!
Movie was a little meh in my opinion, almost fell asleep because of the food coma caused by my mac & cheese lol. It was really a day of non-stop eating because after the movie we went to have more food before the bff and I headed to Bugis for me to buy Funko Pops. Alas the store was out of most of the figurines I wanted, so sad :(
Accompanied her to POMO to buy polaroid films before we went to The Cathay to try out a new soft serve joint in town called Milkcow. Will blog about that in a separate entry because this is turning into a post full of food haha!
Finally a semblance of normal life yesterday (Day 4 of CNY) where I went to church with the grandmother and mother. Drove the car because I had to pick the brother up and head to my auntie’s house for another family gathering at lunch. Breakfast was McDonalds as usual and then drove the grandmother back home, picked up the brother and drove home to hand over driving duties to my father lol. Shit it’s mad stressful to be a driver in Singapore I tell you grrrrrrrr.
Went for something casual because the weather was really warm and I was sick of playing dress-up so casual clothes it was. I’m really a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl most of the time anyway and if I could I would go to work in t-shirt, shorts and slippers hahaha!
Played a little with my nieces who are photocopies of my cousin-in-law at my aunt’s place. Won some money while playing cards and then I was home by 3.30pm. Pretty fast 4 days of Chinese New Year. Mad depressed to head back to work today but oh wells, life still has to go on!
Hope everyone had an awesome time during CNY too! I agree that every year feels so routine with all the visiting from house to house but I believe the underlying meaning of family ties for CNY is really important so it was good for me :)