more days till the week ends. Please, just make it easy for me already.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Flowers are my weakness, I want to receive it everydayyyyyyyy. I dislike it when people tell me it's impractical, I could write an essay on its beauty.Valentine's Day at Pepperoni Pizzeria.
Annual Valentine's Day gift exchange and lunch with the girls at Cafe Melba.
So much has changed over a year, last year on Valentine's Day I was moping around at home and I stayed clear of all social media platform because I knew it would make me a lot worse. This year, I was really blessed to not only received a bouquet of flowers (This bouquet did not come easy) but I also had the chance to spend it with B*. We had dinner at our usual spot, nothing fancy just the two of us which was enough to make me smile all night. I really dislike it when people say that this day is overrated blah blah and how things such as prices of meals and flowers are so expensive. Yes, it's an expensive occasion but this is the only day girls get to feel extra special. Some girls are in a relationship where they may not get much love from their partner ( yes they have a choice to leave but love is complicated) and this is the only day where they finally get to feel the love even though it might be an act or just mandatory to 'celebrate' it. I'm not saying that I'm one of those girls, B* show his love through his everyday actions and sometimes he surprises me by making me mixtapes etc. He doesn't buy me flowers on random days because flowers are impractical to him and I really love flowers so on this day I get to receive it!!! What's not to love about Valentine's Day (when you're attached) haha. Had a belated Valentine's Day lunch with Rachel, Yiling and Karen. We do gift exchanges every year and even though gift shopping is never easy but I like how we always put in the effort to make each other feel loved, not just on this day but every day. Thank you Karen for the gift, I know you had a hard time finding a gift for me and I'm soooo in love with my clutch!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Club Street Social
5 Gemmill Lane
The scrambled egg is so delicious!!!!!
I've been wanting to go Club Street Social ever since Jie went and last week I finally headed down with the Bel and Yans! I love the ambiance of the place, I have a thing for brick walls and concrete floor. It's the last day of February already, time is passing by too fast and I think I spent 90% of February doing nothing productive. Hopefully the month of March will open up more job opportunities for me and at the same time bring me fulfillment.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
5 Simon Road
Bel and I decided to bake on Monday and I have no idea how did the cookies turned out so ugly but it tasted good. Bel recently got employed and we thought she should make good use of her time this week for cafe hopping since she wouldn't have the time once she starts work. We headed to Lola's and the food wasn't good but I've heard that their wings are delicious and do avoid the weekend crowd. I'm meeting Bel tmr, yes again, I'm really going to miss hanging out with her and yans on a weekday!!! My friends are slowly getting hired and it really scares me a lot but guess it takes awhile for companies to reply and I believe God has a better plan for me.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
There was no reason for me to get a fancy birthday cake since I don't eat it and I know my girlfriends will be too full for it so I bought a plain one from Icing Room and decorated it with fruits and handmade toppers; it turned out pretty decent.
Homemade tacos and salad for food, I was pretty impressed with myself for preparing everything by myself hours before the party.
Now you guys have no reason not to know my friends' Instagram username~
My 22nd birthday party by the pool! I have no idea why did I wanted a birthday party and how the idea of having it by the pool came about but I'm so glad I did! I wanted the party to be fuss free and below $100 though it wasn't exactly fuss free because when it comes to food it's never fuss free for me even if it's just tacos and salad but I did stick to my budget! I made it a girls only party and because it was a weekday some of my girlfriends couldn't make it due to work and school but thanks for having a separate celebration with me. To those who came, thanks for rushing down after school/skipping school for me! My different groups of friends pretty much know each other now due to school, work, parties, gatherings and I really love it! The party was what I've expected it to be, pretty pictures, surrounded by my close friends, super good hair and make up day ( my eyes were really big that day) , and lots of laughter and love; hope you girls had a great time because I did.I love my birthdays, if only everyday is my birthday haha! Thank you all for the wishes ( especially now I've deactivated my facebook, it means so much more when a handful of people whom I've lost touch with remember my birthday, feeling really loved), presents, love and friendships.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Last week I finally sent out my resume to companies and unlike my peers I guess the reason I took so long to get it done was that if I didn't send out it meant I still stood a chance in my dream companies. Just like you guys I fear rejection and I fear failing even more. When I was younger I often thought to myself I can't wait to grow up and be successful and get a high paying job that I love. Now, I'm finally old enough to step in the working society I'm really afraid. Looking at my resumes and the job requirements of my dream job I question my competency. Everyday I wake up feeling a little lost and dishearten when there isn't any reply from the companies. I haven't mustered the courage to send my resume to the big D* yet, I'm just not ready to get my bubble burst.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This year we invited my younger brother's Korea friend and his mum to join us for reunion dinner again!
Day 1 - Started the day at my uncle's place which was once where my grandma lived. This year we all decided to spend the first day of Chinese New Year there and I was really happy to be back there after so long. It brings back lots of good memories and it's really cozy.
Headed down to the Yong's with Karen, it was such an impromptu decision but we were all so glad we headed down! Yiling joined us too! We've known each other for more than a decade and this is the first time we spent Chinese New Year together, not just for a day but 3 days of it!
Day 2- Every year my maternal side of relatives will spend Chinese New Year at my place and we get to invite our friends and every year my elder brother will invite his friends over but I always don't get a chance because I assumed that all my friends are going to be busy with their own visitations. However, this year I decided to ask all my friends and all of them could make it! My younger brother invited his friends too, my mum was really stressed out in the kitchen the entire day worrying about the quantity of food.
My aunt made this Yu Sheng and we had a Lou Hei for 30 over pax, it was so messy but heart warming.
Meet my lovely friends!!!! ( not in the picture, Bernard, Yiling and Kaye)
Day 3 - We spent the day at Jie's place and had steamboat with her in laws.
Say hi to my elder sister and brother!
We've heard so much about Jie's in laws' steamboat and cooking, it truly didn't disappoint us.
I don't understand why people dislike eating this, for every Chinese New Year I look forward to this so much!!!
This year I had the best Chinese New Year ever!!!! I haven't been celebrating Chinese New Year for awhile due to my grandparents' passing and for years Chinese New Year have always been a period where I get reminded of the lost of my beloved grandparents and uncle, it was real tragic. This year we finally got to celebrate it and though I enjoyed myself it was still different celebrating this joyous occasion without them. I don't usually celebrate it after the 3rd day but this year on the 8th day I was still celebrating, a group of us gathered at Bel's place till 4am~ Chinese New Year will always be my favorite occasion, being able to catch up with relatives, red packets, an excuse to buy new clothes and great food; what's there not to love about Chinese New Year. I can't wait for the next one already!
Monday, February 17, 2014
28 Aliwal Street, #01-07
Aliwal Arts Center
Taken a few days back when Bel and I went Valentine's Day gift shopping for our boys, it took us the entire day getting those gifts and they love it ( How could they not love it..they don't have a choice). Bel brought me to EatPlayLove for lunch and it's also a place where kids can have fun at their art and craft corner, luckily it was a weekday so it was rather quiet and nice. Looking forward to meet her and yans tomorrow, guess which cafe are we going heh.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
My very lovely and thoughtful friends Cel and Sheryl planned a pre-birthday picnic for me!!!
8D Dempsey Rd
These people are my biggest take away from 2013. Thank you for always inviting me to parties (which are always so unforgettable and fun ) and for showering me with so much love. I'm really blessed to have you guys in my life.
This is part 1 of my birthday celebrations, this year's birthday celebrations beat last years' hands down. Thank you Cel and Sheryl for the birthday picnic despite me requested for a fuss free celebration in a cafe you girls went ahead to plan a birthday picnic for me, so touched!!! Birthday celebration with Meiting, Kaye, Gary and Su @ Dempsey House. I went there for their Vintage Tea Party the previous time and it was disappointing, decided to give their weekend brunch a shot and the food was bad..Nevertheless I had a good time with them, thank you for the present I love it and the friendship! I'll blog about my pool party soon!