3.31.2010

Dessert with that?


So Kristine, Paulina, Aaron and myself headed out for some dinner today. Well dinner was the usual, so I shall not elaborate on that. Prior to that, we went to Central Park for a walk, and to enjoy the beautiful weather we have out today!







Now onto the best part of the day.. Desserts. Dot Desserts to be more specific. I have been wanting to stop by this place for ages, but haven't gotten the chance to.. not up until today.



I must say, the store is pretty small. Much smaller than I have expected, but it is cosy nonetheless. As we walked in, we were pleasantly greeted by the staff, and service was impeccably fast. We ordered the Matcha Parfait, as well as the Berries & Cream Parfait.



And I have to say, we were all really satisfied with the dessert! Definitely a place that we'll stop by in the near future. They also have this dessert called the Big Doe.. that looks absolutely yummy. It's so special that you have to order it a day prior to your visit!





Vancouverites, where are your favourite dessert places? Do share!

3.28.2010

Island in the Sun ♥

Thanks to the lovely Miranda of Polkadotmonsters.com, I'm featured on Stylo-Milo Sunday. For those of you who don't know what Stylo-Milo means.. it's actually a catch phrase in Singapore, which kinda means fashionable or someone who's rockin' their look. I thought it was a genius name, rather than the usual Girl of the Week, or something along those lines. Kicks it up a notch. Also, I will be a writer for that site! So keep a look out for my posts lovelies. On a side note, I'm finally done my finals!!! Well.. for this semester. So I will be on a short break. But on the other hand, I missed out on the wedding of the year, and my family from back home. Shall share some pictures though! (Will upload more when I get the rest) Love her dress, and not forgetting our traditional kebaya outfit. The red kebaya has been passed down for three generations! (From my lovely grandma, who's also in the picture) I also thought her gown was very unique (custom-made), and so fashion-forward. Oh and did I mention it was located at the beach? .. Sigh* Congrats Joey & Deris! I miss you two so much. Wished I was there to spend your special day with the family and the both of you. Sending my best wishes and love your way! xx




3.25.2010

Currently reading...



I'll let you guys know if it's a good book. My dad picked it up for me this afternoon while he was at Chapters :) Looks like an interesting read!

3.23.2010

Changes

I'm back. Sorry for the lack of updates! Life has been.. pretty busy for the most part. It's been a crazy week. So much went on that I honestly don't know where to start. Projects, meetings, studying for finals (still am), and some other things that happened on the relational level. I haven't really had the chance to sit down and breathe.

On another note, while talking to some of my friends the other day, I realized how much I've changed in a span of a few years. Have you guys ever sat down and reflected on the past, and how you used to be? And then be thankful that you aren't like that anymore? Sometimes.. even I'm amazed at the changes myself. At a young age, I was the girl who partied like there's no tomorrow. The girl who saved her minimum wage paychecks just to purchase designer goods. The girl who was boy crazy. List goes on.. Don't get me wrong though, I wasn't completely out of control or anything, but that was just another side of me very few saw. I was still the good girl on the outside. Attained Honor rolls, was part of Student Council as well as Grad Committee. It's just the thought that I could've been so easily swayed to go down the wrong path, that I am so glad it was just a phase.

I happened to be out for some food the other night with a couple of my friends, and next to our table, was a huge group of gangster-wannabe kids. *Flashback* I was like that once, and it hit me hard that that was me 5 years ago. It always takes me back to 2007, my first Church camp with BHLC. I'm very grateful and thankful to Rachel to this day for inviting me. That camp has changed me so much, and for the better. Gradually, my faith grew, and soon enough I was very involved with church, and got my life back on track. When I look back at how different I was, I have a sigh of relief I'm not the person I used to be. It just makes me sad to see that some of my friends, unfortunately.. are stuck in that phase, and are wasting their lives away. For those who have been with me throughout this ride, I can't thank you enough. I'm very blessed to have such a strong and supportive family, and the best friends anyone could ask for. Much love to y'all for that. Brings me back to a conversation I had with J last night.. the biggest reason as to why I'm not as close to some people from highschool as I used to be.. is because I feel like I've moved on, and they're still stuck in that mode. If that makes sense. I'm always striving and pushing to do better, aiming high, and working towards that, while some of them are still all about the parties, booze, and having way too much fun. Partying doesn't even seem appealing to me all that much now. Which is so sad because I'm so young! Haha. Not to say that I don't party at all.. But I would much rather have a chill night than hit up some club and OD on the alcohol. Yeah, apparently I'm old because of that. Oh wells. K, I think I've talked enough for today. I talk too much don't I? Lol. Will be up at SFU studying all day tomorrow :( Holla if you're there? xx

3.14.2010

The Story of Beauty ♥



I did a shoot today for Eva, and I have to say.. this is my favorite photoshoot by far. I feel like I've grown with my skills in photography, and I'm very impressed with myself :) Anyways, just a short post today, but it'll be a picture-filled one. Enjoy lovelies! Let me know what you think :) Click here for pictures. xx

P.S Facebook totally ruins the quality :(

3.11.2010

Live like we're dyin' ♥


Sometimes we fall down, and can't get back up
We're hiding behind skin that's too tough
How come we don't say I love you enough
Till it's to late, it's not too late

Yeah, we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given
If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking
If every second counts on a clock that's ticking
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying

3.09.2010

7 things I like about me ♥

Just kidding. I'm not that conceited! Thank you to the lovely Jessica who awarded me with this awesome beautiful blogger award! Since I've already done the 25 random facts one, I shall try and come up with 7 more.



I love my blackberry. Can't live without it! I'd feel so disconnected from the world hahaha.



My music & my Starbucks is all I need to start the day. When I take the bus, or the sky-train, it wouldn't matter if the journey is an hour long. My music keeps me at ease :)



I love and have a passion for photography. I love capturing moments that make me smile, or that puts a smile to someone else's life. Every moment is precious, and to capture them as a memory, is priceless.



I really like taking long baths lol. After a stressing day, and soaking in the tub with candles. Who's with me? I sadly don't have the time nowadays to do that. Oh and this was taken during my Sunshine Coast trip. Secluded in the woods 5km in + gorgeous views? Perfect. Too bad we didn't touch the tub.



Prom was one of the best days of my life. I had so much fun being with the people I had spent the past 5 years with, and it was overall, such a bittersweet closing to another chapter of our lives. Not to mention, loved my dress and my hair & makeup! Hehe



Never would I have thought I'd try paintballin' if weren't for the guys. Turns out, it was a ton of fun, paintballin' and modeling? Even better. A lot of the things that I've tried within the past year that weren't necessarily ideal for a girl, I owe it to the boys. They've taught me that I don't have to be prim and proper and look pretty all the time, and to have a little messy fun once in a while.



I have a thing for cars. Nice cars. GT-Rs, z350s.. you name it. I even took autotech back in the day! Can you imagine me in coveralls and boots trying to do an oil change? Trust me it was one of my least glamorous moments. My dream car at the moment would have to be the new 2010 Beetle convertible though. I gave up my dream of owning the x5. It's getting a little old.. and plus, I think I would look so cute driving the beetle with a sundress on, some over-sized shades and a big straw on a gorgeous sunny day. Wouldn't you agree?

3.08.2010

Check your inbox, for a surprise

I've picked a winner, and the giveaway goes to.. Aaron Lo! Congrats, I hope you enjoy the little gift, or .. you could always pass it on to your girlfriend if you don't use it :) More giveaways in the future, so keep a lookout! xx

3.07.2010

I'm gon' need you to say something

I wish decisions weren't that hard, and that relationships weren't so complicated. Grr. On another note, here's what my weekend consisted of. Story in pictures? Hope you guys like it! Oh and the blog giveaway is closed tomorrow!! xx















3.03.2010

There's never a right time to say goodbye

I'm up at SFU right now, and since I've done my 5 hours worth of studying for today.. I shall blog! Something that has been on my mind lately.. moving out of this city, and living on my own. I personally am okay with the idea of it, but when it really comes down to the details.. I don't know if I would be so willing to leave Vancouver just yet. I will most probably be leaving this city at the end of this year, after I'm done school, for various reasons. One of them being that I need to spend some time back in Singapore with my grandmas. The other? Work purposes. But over the years, I have grown to love Vancouver. (For those of you who don't know, my family decided we needed a change, and we moved to Vancouver even without visiting the place first. It was either Vancouver or Sydney/Melbourne.) I mean, I was raised here for half my life. Is it weird that I don't really know where to call home? Singapore has always been home, because I was born there after all. However, my current home is in Vancouver. My life is here as of now. It really got me thinking about the living arrangements when I move.. My current room, all my winter clothes, my friends and family.. this beautiful city. I feel like I'm leaving so much behind. Not to say that Singapore doesn't have a lot to offer, because in it's own little way, it does. I don't know if I'm giving up too much, or I should be open to something better. Better opportunities? Maybe. I feel like.. I can't really feel at "home" in Singapore until I get a place of my own. Which probably won't be too soon. I don't know if it makes any sense.. but if I were to take over my cousin's room, and make it my own, it wouldn't really be my "own", because that is not my house to begin with. So when I do move out, and have my own place, then I guess I would feel more settled, and I'm able to call it home. Funny side thought: I was more concerned about tackling household problems (pluming, light fixtures, bugs etc.).. than the idea of living alone haha. Like I said, there are certain factors that will make me stay in Vancouver. But as of right now, I'm still pretty half-hearted about the idea of leaving.

P.S The blog giveaway is still valid until Monday. Remember it's only open to Canada/U.S!! Please do enter :)

3.01.2010

You've got mail ♥

So while I was sitting on one of my bar stools by the kitchen reading Vogue the other day, I received an email regarding a unique opportunity with CSN. A little background on them - An online-based retailer, they started this company just with two employees, and soon grew to a staff of 400+! They carry a huge range of items, from cookware to toys, and much more. They have also become one of the top 3 online U.S retailers of home and office goods over the years. Well they have kindly sponsored me with this Thomas Paul Cotton Gauze Scarf in Swoop Aqua! (Which I frankly think is a piece of art in itself.) This scarf is 100% cotton, and has been beautifully hand-screened by the fabulous designer Thomas Paul. (He has even worked in major designer labels such as Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, and DKNY) So what are you waiting for? Let this scarf make its way into your closet!

How to enter:
  • Must be a follower/Google friend of this blog. If you're not, please join! (It's located on the side bar of this blog.)
  • Tweet about it once (If you have twitter, and leave me your twitter url), or blog about it! Share the chance for others to win as well :)
  • Tell me what you would wear with this. From clothes to accessories. I'd love to see what you come up with!
  • Leave a comment with your name and email address on this entry.
Will be picking a winner by next Monday. Good luck you guys :) xx

Edit: Sorry I just found out it's open to U.S/Canada Only! I promise to do an international one next time :)