Sunday, January 29, 2012

River Hongbao/春到河畔

River Hongbao!
We managed to make it to the River Hongbao on the last day! I actually thought that it ends on the 15th day of the lunar calendar (it used to be). He was very nice and brought me there! Hiakhiakhiak.

Anyway, didn't take many pictures because there weren't many photo opportunities, plus I was too busy stuffing my face with food and trying not to melt in the sweltering heat. Didn't go on any of the rides though. Haha. Overpriced.

Only one girl in the ride!
We had some Taiwanese jelly drink, 龙须糖 (dragon beard candy?), 糖葱薄饼 (erm sugar sticks wrapped in popiah skin?), bacon wrapped sausage (the ones at k9kafe are better) and grilled squid. Sadly, no photos of the food. So much fun stuffing them into my face. LOL. *sugarhigh* I love dragon beard candy!! Let me know where to get them on a usual day!!

There wasn't really much other than food actually. Last time, it used to be along the Singapore River near the Esplanade (the other side, not towards the floating platform). It used to be more cramped, but that was the fun of it! It felt more crowded. Haha. And there were more things for sale previously. Now, not much. The dragons display was not too bad, but done in 10mins, max. There wasn't much to see. But I'd love to go again, just for the food. =D

Went to have dinner at Sushi Express at Citylink afterwards. Aburi salmon belly is LOVE!

*happy belly*

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mad About Pink Grapefruit

My Pink Grapefruit 'collection' from The Body Shop
I'm more than a little mad about the pink grapefruit smell. I love it. Like seriously LOVE it. If they have an actual fragrance for that, I WANT TO BUY IT. Really. I almost bought a pink grapefruit essential oil but I didn't have enough cash. Damn. I'm so going back to get it soon.

I love slathering on the body lotion (the latest buy) and sniffing my skin like a crazy person afterwards. Hahahaha. Or opening the shower gel bottle and sniffing it like an addict. ._. Why does The Body Shop have more pink grapefruit scented stuff? They don't have pink grapefruit in their home fragrances range =( Oooooo they have lip butter! But I'm not interested in the body scrub and the body butter smells weird. Guess I'll just have to buy the essential oil and make my room smell like pink grapefruit all day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Reunion Dinner @ Home

Tan Family Chopsticks!
Found these surname chopsticks at Chinatown and bought them! Perfect for reunion dinner! Just not very sure if it's safe for use in the steamboat, but they survived! =D

Our mini reunion dinner at home on the day before CNY. Did you know that usually the lunar calendar has 30days in a month, but this 12th month of the lunar calendar only has 29 days? Cool.

Had fun sitting around the steamboat, with my Grandparents, Parents, siblings and auntie. Eating till we almost burst. Bad idea when I have to fit into my dress tomorrow. Hahaha.

My cats dressed up for the occasion too!

I'd probably have to buy a larger size for them next year. Hahaha.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Reunion Dinner @ Hua Yu Wee

First Yu Sheng this CNY
We did something different this year. We had reunion dinner at a restaurant! And boy, did we eat. From all the eating I did tonight, I predict I'm going to gain so much weight I won't be able to wear my dress on CNY Day 1. =D

But my belly is happy!! Tons of food, so don't read when you're hungry.


 Been doing some pet-sitting since Friday! Haha. Eunice went on holiday, so I'm helping her look after her 2 girls, Ally and Abby! Why not the 2 boys, Echo and Nugget?! =( Haha

The girls are still very scared though. But I think they're starting to warm up to my very noisy household. At least Abby stopped hanging out on that wooden perch and moved around.

Oh and yeah, my cats are afraid of rats. I kid you not. Muffin cries when we carry her near. ._. Oh well. It's only for 10 days. Haha.

Friday, January 20, 2012

HTC Rhyme and Sparkly Nails!

Picture from here
My Starhub phone plan for the Blackberry Bold 9000 that I got 2 years ago has ended! So it was time to change my phone (also because the BB is a little wonky). The thing about phone plans in Singapore is that it's best to take advantage of the chance to recontract your phone line once the 2 years (or 21months) are up, so you can get a brand new phone at a lower price (depending on your phone plan) even though your current phone is still working fine. 

I wanted to get my BB plan cancelled because it was too expensive and I don't know many people who use a BB, thus BBM is almost useless. Haha. I wanted something simple and preferably running on Andriod. Kar told me about the HTC Rhyme and I was sold. It's so much a girly phone! And the color!! The specs doesn't totally matter because I'm still using the iPhone.. 
Picture from here
The Rhyme comes with a speaker dock that you can leave your phone in to charge without messy wires around the place! Just pop the phone into the dock and it charges! And it has this charm that you plug into the 3.5mm earphone jack, hook it with the charm dangling outside your bag, dump the phone inside your bag. The charm will light up when you have an incoming call/text! Oh and tangle free earphones. 

I'm still trying to familiarise myself with the whole new Android interface. I got my plan changed from the 3G Power Value 300 ($48.15/month) + Blackberry Premium for Individual ($14/month) to the 3G SmartSurf 100 ($38/month). That's a drop of almost $25! The HTC Rhyme cost $98 with the SmartSurf 100 plan, but with the $100 recontract voucher from Starhub, the phone was FREE! *happy* Actually waiting helped because last week, with the same plan, the phone was $168. Haha. I think the price is still going to drop, because they're clearing stock for this model. Can't find it in most Starhub shops, had to go to the main outlet at Plaza Singapura. 

My nails!
Did an express mani+pedi today amidst the mad rush in preparation for CNY. Pink with glitter tips! First time getting glitter tips done. They're so pretty! Toenails in a shade darker with glitter tips too! 

I miss getting my nails done almost every week. Oh how prices have gone up for express mani. 

Happy CNY in advance! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SIMPLE PLAN "Get Your Heart On! Tour"

P.S: This is one SUPER LONG ENTRY. But with pictures. Many pictures of the band!!! =D

We attended our first concert ever, together! Hahaha I know I know, a little old to have not attended any concerts, but we've never felt the overwhelming need to go see any (esp when they're all Korean artistes - no offence, just not our cup of tea).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dinner with the ladies!

Kar, Eu
Me, Shan
 We met up for dinner at Chicken HotPot at nex! Love these awesome ladies. Haha No matter when/where we gather, we will always have shit to talk about.

Guess whose!
Shan, Mine, Eueu, Kar
Prawns Pot
The prawns pot has fries underneath the prawns in soup. Very interesting way of eating. So far, of the 3 times I've been to this place (there're other outlets), I've only had the prawns and beef pot. Never did try the chicken one.
Beef Pot
The beef pot is like a stew sort, with very thick soup. The thing about this place that makes it special is that you can ask for a topup of the soup, and they have a fridge full of side dishes you can add into the pot to cook it like a steamboat. But the side dishes are very expensive given the quantity.

Hehe. I had so much fun talking to them. Time seemed to pass so fast when we're chatting about anything and everything.

Oh and I bought cat shampoo. Hahaha. Bath-time tomorrow for the kittehs!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Sis!

Sis with Muffin and Snowball
Happy birthday Sis! <3<3 Hehehehe. Love you many many! =D

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I think I 'killed' my hair

Last week, I blogged about perming my hair here. So apparently, Japanese perm is supposedly 'softer' and less damaging to your hair. But! My hair is an asshole. Because the hair nearer the nape of my neck had to be permed a second time when I did it last week with a smaller roller to get the same consistency all around (it didn't curl, to say the least). Then after a few days. I realized, not only was the hair near the nape of my neck harder to curl, so was the hair on the right side of my head. WHAT?! (okay it might sound confusing and all, but I'm trying to write this down for memory's sake so I won't make the same mistake the next time)
Before/After Japanese Perm
Me being me, I called my hair stylist up and told her about my hair. She told me to come in today and get it fixed. =D So I went it, and re-permed my hair. Digital perm this time. I think she layered the ends of my hair further too. Since digital perm is quite bad for hair... I think I 'killed' my hair. My hair is already kind of mad-ish. Very dry/frizzy. BUT! I love my curls even more now!!! They look less like waves and more like curls now. =D Though I'd need to slather on more cream and do treatments more often...

Before (Japanese Perm); After (digital perm)
Hehehehe. Bye straight hair! Can't wait for my curls to 'settle down'. You'd know what I mean if you've permed your hair before. The initial stage is always the curliest. I like it the most when it's been at least 3months after perming, where the curls like looser and your hair has grown longer.

Will I ever have hair that reaches my waist? =S

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

On the actual day of my birthday! I had so many plans but they were all ruined by the wet weather. T_T The heavens are against me. Haha.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Itacho Sushi @ Plaza Singapura

Itacho Sushi
Celebrated my brithday with Mum, Sis, Bro and Jh. Dad didn't want to go. =( Went to Itacho at Plaza Singapura! They are so strict on reservations. A minimum expenditure of $25 per person and they only hold your resevation for 5mins? Plus the lady who I made the reservations with, was supremely rude.

But all for the sake of sushi..... so....

Happy P.O.P Brother!

He's finally out of BMT! No more driving him to/from Pasir Ris Interchange! Didn't managed to attend his P.O.P though. Sis took pictures. I love this the most! My brother is finally growing up. Haha

Friday, January 06, 2012

Seafood Birthday Dinner + Chinatown Walkabout

CNY = Vibrant colors
Celebrated my birthday with Kar and Eueu by going for a seafood dinner! First time ordering tze char on our own. Crabs!!!

Dozer boy!

Time to visit Dozer again! And to eat food from the Kafe (muahahaha).

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A Change!

Before -> After
I finally permed my hair! Courtesy of Sis. I didn't even realised my hair was so long until I took the before photo. And my hair only behaves when I'm about to go to the salon. =.= My fringe is NEVER like that. And my hair is rarely so straight/not-pom!! *angry*

Did a Japanese Perm according to Audrey. I like it, but not exactly love it. my right side looks straighter than my left. Maybe I should go back to get it fixed.

Meanwhile, I love not having straight hair. Hahaha

Monday, January 02, 2012

Huskies Outing!

Dozer! How can you resist this face? =D
Mel invited us along to a Huskies Outing she organised! A grand total of 11 huskies. MADNESS.