Top Social

Bugis Essensuals Flea

Saturday, February 26, 2011
All the sponsored bloggers of Bugis were invited to set up a stall in the salon itself for a flea last Sunday!

Photobucket
I brought hangers so hang all the dresses!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Random drawings I did and stuck to the mirror, and a bored Alaric.

On the day of the flea I had church, followed by a friend's 21st birthday lunch and then the flea. Usually I don't wash my hair on Sunday mornings before church, but since I had all these lined up after I had to get up at 9.45am to bathe, makeup etc proper ):

Obviously I couldn't lug a suitcase of clothes to church and then lunch so I passed all my stuff to Alaric the previous day and he picked me up after lunch to come with me to the flea, which was lucky because I only knew one other blogger!

Photobucket
Nails painted by one of the sponsored bloggers, who decide she wanted to set up a little manicure stall instead of selling stuff!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
McDonald's ice-cream cone!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Was trying to get a picture of the flower clip I was wearing, which was given to me by Qiuting. Got this picture which makes me hair look really nice!

(But yah ok I get it a lot of people don't like this hair colour; continuously feeling a need to tell me so on my Formspring. I already said quite a few times that I didn't expect it to turn out so light, and even after darkening it once it was still lighter than expected. I haven't had time to go to the salon yet and anyway I'm just experimenting with hair colours, so... chill)

Photobucket
Me,

Photobucket
and mine!

Photobucket
With Eric Lim!

Photobucket
They had all of us put up our names at the reception area of the salon. Nabbed myself a prime spot in the middle!

Photobucket
I've some Bugis Essensuals vouchers! They were supposed to pass it to us at the flea to give out to readers, but I think they forgot haha. Does anyone want therse? (You can only use one at a time) Just kind of wondering whether there's any point mailing these out though.

Quote my blog during happy hour (Monday to Thursday, 11am-3pm) to get an additional 10% off your total bill!

Valentine's Day

Friday, February 25, 2011
Valentine's Day for Alaric and I actually coincides with our anniversary as well (: We didn't plan anything major though. We got round to making reservations for dinner pretty late so the place I wanted to try - White Rabbit (at Dempsey) was fully booked.

Looked at a few other restaurants online and their menus, but I found all to have typical menus (I mean I honestly don't care how good your Spagehtti Carbonara may be because it's still Carbonara and I can get that anywhere so it's dumb to pay $30++ for yours) or those that had slightly interesting ones had pretty exorbitant prices. I'm not a foodie and all I wanted was pasta that was a little different.

So anyway we decided to have our Valentine's dinner on Wednesday instead. On VDay itself we didn't do much because we had school, although NUS certainly looked pretty festive with all the heart cutouts! Caught King's Speech that night which was a pretty good movie.

Photobucket
The White Rabbit is a restaurant in an old chapel! I honestly find it quite strange that one can be allowed to buy over a religious place and turn it into something else. I mean... isn't it a little inappropriate still?

Like if we took a mosque or a Hindu temple and turned them into restaurants I think the followers would be pretty pissed. Okay I know Buddhist temples have vegetarian restaurants in them but that's kind of run by the temple itself right?

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Some sides we ordered - Mac & Cheese and fries! (Alaric picked the fries - totally can get that anywhere)

Photobucket
My scallop linguine! I love scallops. This was pretty good!

Photobucket
Alaric's risotto with.. pan-fried foie gras and crab meat I think?

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
One of the old cable cars! I remember they were being sold as mementoes, with the proceeds going to charity. White Rabbit must have bought one! Haha the cars do kind of look rickety and scary to be in if you're dangling xxx metres above the ground.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
I bought this dress for... $8 from a thrift store in Waterloo Street (please stop asking for addresses because a whole list of locations + timings is available online). I always thought it was just a random old dress someone donated, but I happened to look at Love, Bonito's sale section the other day and realised it's from there!
Haha in fact it's still being sold for $20+. Anyway it's sold out already.
Guess I got a pretty good deal!

That sums up my Valentine's Day! I know people will ask about gifts, so basically on VDay I said I wanted to go to the NUS bookstore to see the Swatch watches they were selling because I had my eye on one (I wasn't trying to hint or anything, I really wanted to buy it myself!). Alaric decided he would get it for me, and even got to enjoy NUS student discount for buying it at the bookstore!

Photobucket
I know it looks kiddy but I think it's cute + casual for school! Looking at it more closely I realise how anti-Valentine's Day a gift it is, because the hearts are all broken or have a skull face in them :S

As for his present... I already told him I would buy this computer gaming mouse by Razer (do not underestimate how expensive these bloody things are - a mousepad can cost 30USD).

I had actually wanted to buy it for Christmas but it was so difficult because it's supposed to be a "surprise" but he always talks about needing to feel the mouse first and test the grip and blah blah blah. How to keep it a surprise then?!

Anyway the mouse in question is actually pretty cool. It's the Razer Tron Gaming Mouse so when you move it over the special Tron mousepad, it actually leaves behind lightrails exactly like in the movie!
(I have spent many hours being forced to watch video demonstrations of this).

Photobucket
Okay here's just a photo so everyone can see how it looks like because I haven't actually ordered it yet.

Hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day; whether it was alone, with your boyfriend/girlfriend, family, pets, friends or your right hand.

Mwuah! 

Tiger Lunar Extravaganza

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Photobucket
Some of you mentioned on my Formspring how they had spotted Alaric and I on the newspaper haha.

I was asked if I would be interested in going for Tiger Beer's Chinese New Year celebration, complete with a dinner and entertainment, located along the water at Marina Bay.

Photobucket
The tent set up for the event is massive!

Photobucket
Free flow of Tiger Beer and Guinness!

Photobucket
Woohoo I was super excited about the Low Hei! I didn't like it much last time but now I do, especially the crunchy bits! :D
Alaric really liked the little salted fish in the bowl and kept asking for more!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Some photos taken with Cheryl (the girl in black)!
(And okay I think it's obvious which side I like to take photos on haha).

Photobucket

Photobucket
Fireworks! I think the Chingay Parade was happening at the same time, so we got a pretty good view.

Photobucket

Photobucket