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Milly's Award

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Milly (the nail salon that sponsors many bloggers) was receiving a young entrepreneur award at MBS so she invited us to be her guests for the night! She was one of the youngest of all the winners :O

Anyway I brought out my new camera (Panasonic Lumix G3) so that Yutakis can teach me how to use it haha #meganoob.

Test pictures all done on Qiuting haha:
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Here's her eating halfway.

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Woah woah... I take close-up-pictures-of-sordidly-uninteresting-items! Means... #mustbeapro. LOL.

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Please look at the artistry of capturing condensation on the glass.

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Ceiling lights.

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Milly getting her award in her gown with the long train! And an old man with his horrid balding head spoiling the shot :(

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Milly's award! IT IS FREAKING HEAVY.

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Yutakis, always camera-ready.

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Milly and Kaykay!

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My 5-inch JC Litas! Thankfully both Yutakis and Eric are really tall. You can barely even tell I'm wearing heels if I stand beside Yutakis.

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The clutch I used that night. It's nice but... clutches are really freaking troublesome and inconvenient.

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Now that I'm a photographer... haha I kid.

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Rotted a while at the hotel room Milly had booked!

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And here's a group picture taken from Eric's blog!

Oh if you're ever intending to go down to MBS during peak hour... please take public transport. The jam was SO bad. I literally took 40mins to crawl down the short stretch in front of the MBS hotels ALONE. I saw people getting out of cabs and deciding to walk the rest of the way in. Sadly I drove that day so I had to inch my way to the carpark where it's compulsory valet (not that I wanted to spend anymore time in the car omg).

P.S. I don't know what's wrong with my brain. Recently I keep typing/writing the wrong words despite thinking of the right one. They're not misspellings or inversions, just... different words. Nice = night, books = boobs, way = why. They start with the same letter and are roughly the same length, but that's it. This isn't dyslexia right?! And I never had problems before.

OMG WIKI SAYS: "Additionally, dyslexic people often substitute similar-looking, but unrelated, words in place of the ones intended (what/want, say/saw, help/held, run/fun, fell/fall, to/too, who/how etc.)"

O.O
But... I realise my mistake when I read through it! Aren't dyslexics unable to recognise that they mixed up a word? Or does it seem correct to them? And isn't it a lifelong issue, just discovered at different ages? *panic*

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Sunday, November 27, 2011
My forehead says hello:

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"Hello".

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I could sleep in today but I kept waking up every two hours. Loads of exam-sleep-deprivation to catch up on... It's 10pm & I'm gonna crash. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Poppy's Adopted

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Hehe ok so I didn't really mention/tweet about this but actually... Poppy has been adopted! I was really apprehensive to "announce" it after what happened with her first uncommitted adopter, but it's been a week since we handed her to her new owner & all seems to be good!

Her owner is a youngish female (like mid-late 20s) who's a wedding planner (I'll take pictures when we visit, her place looks nice!) working from home so that's great for a puppy/Poppy!

She's already signed Poppy up for training classes which will begin this week so yep... looks like Poppy has found a good owner! :'D it's a really lucky ending!

Some old pictures of Poppy:
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Went to eat Korean after filming a video for Alaric's friend, that's Poppy on the right sleeping soundly.

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Originally finding a suitable adopter was pretty hard... most were HDB dwellers (although this might become a non-issue with the new 2012 ruling!) & some were seriously weird.

We had 2 non-HDB ones that were interested; first one viewed Poppy then said her parents didn't allow. Second one said ok, but she can only take Poppy in a week's time as she's too busy (?). We agreed to "reserve" Poppy for her, then she stopped replying messages.

Even if we were to hand her to a HDB owner, none seemed suitable... some adopters were too young, some said they had no money & some just... gave the most ridiculous reasons why they should have Poppy? (not as if I even asked, they just volunteered information about themselves that supposedly made them the best choice)

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Haha put my previous dog's grey sweatshirt on Poppy!
That's her furiously eating her kibbles - lots of it ending up on the floor -_-

Oh & there's one couple staying at Orchard Rd who was interested (wah must be good right? drive Audi all, so rich; sure can provide for Poppy!) but apparently they go around trying to adopt puppies & no one will give them any because:
1) their original dog died/disappeared, apparently "escaped"
2) the previous time they were allowed to adopt one, they starved the puppy of food & water

They even use fake names (Cecilia/Belle/Leslie) & approach both individuals (like us), Facebook groups & dog shelters to get a dog? What kinda psychos are they?!

So yeah guys, just take note ok! Rehoming can be quite tricky; there are many cases of people "adopting" dogs then selling them off/using them for breeding. Major wtf.

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Aww cutie!

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*lunge*

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Hehe she loves my beanbag! Loves sleeping in it, rolling in it, diving into it, jumping on it...

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Poppy can balance pretty well on her hind legs! Haha if she were mine I'd totally try to train that...

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AWW :') You can see she looks a bit different here; her snout & ears are longer, but she's still cute! Only managed to get a still shot because we've kind of taught her to Sit already, so this is actually me holding her food bowl behind my camera lol.

Hehe I miss Poppy a little :) She was quite a handful though, as all puppies are. They want lots of attention, love playing and need training! Luckily she was adopted before our exams began.

And ok lah... since I've been posting so many pictures of Poppy...

Here's some of Hamlet (LOL):
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*getting ready to lunge too*
Hamlet: "No lah... I think it's too far..." (she's always been pretty wuss-y)

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Hamlet: "Ok I sit back down instead."

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*pat*

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No reaction one. Lol.

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*waddles away*

Exams

Friday, November 18, 2011
I have my first paper tomorrow! :(
But I'll be done pretty quick, my 4 papers (French is 100% CA) are within exactly one week - Saturday to Saturday :D

Posting up a bunch of random pictures first. Wanted to include Hamlet's hehehe but thought that that would be really out of place.
Warning: my fringe is currently very long so I'm a one-eyed girl in the pictures below hahaha. I'm *still* contemplating growing out my fringe but the length is getting so annoying right now...

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Lol taken by accident while I was adjusting the settings on the camera.
I still can't get it the way I want it... #fail

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The pictures look better only when I'm close to the lens :( But then the whole dress can't be seen!

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Hahaha wore this to school afterwards.
Alaric said I look like Little Red Riding Hood -_-
Alaric's sister asked if the top is because Christmas is coming -_-

Anyway I didn't wear the mustard cardigan in the end. Haha thought it might be too much. Got the top from a friend for... $2 maybe? Lol it was a leftover item from her flea items. Aka no one wanted it #uncool.

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We bought these! They're some unknown brand (not the Kinder Surprise! - their chocolate is yummy) but we wanted to see the toy.

Bunny Blackberry case from Bangkok, which I came back from in uh... June. It got dirty just sitting around on my desk so I thought I'd better use it. The gold heart (where the tail should be) is a pin!



From the above pictures you should also have seen that my hair is majorly unevenly coloured!
I haven't had time to go down to Bugis Essensuals :(

They gave me a product to use from their range of haircare though:
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I said I don't style my hair so they gave me a hair mask/treatment from Wella specific for coloured hair.

Range of products in the salon:
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The next time you go down to the salon you might want to try a hair mask/treatment to maintain your coloured hair! It's basically more intensive than conditioner (which the hairstylist already says you should use everyday), so it'll be good if you have particularly dry/damaged hair from dyeing!

Essensuals Bugis
241-A Victoria Street
Bugis Village
(located above Burger King)

Tel: 63330039
(try to make an appointment because they can get quite busy!)

Makiyo

Sunday, November 13, 2011
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Picture taken by my BB.

Pictures below are taken by my new camera, the Panasonic Lumix G3! I got it 2+ weeks ago and I'm still quite a noob at using it... so don't judge this camera by the quality of my pictures below LOL.

And you have to note that personally I prefer brighter, high exposure pictures rather than those with high contrast and vibrant colours! But yeah I'm still figuring out the settings so... not really achieving the desired shots yet *loser face*.

Anyway not too long ago, Xiaxue invited her friend Shuyin, Yutakis, Eric and I to a meet-and-greet session with Makiyo, who is a half-Japanese Taiwanese celeb. If I'm not wrong she does mostly hosting and singing, but she was in Singapore as the brand ambassador of Sophie Monk facial products :)

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Yummy macarons!

I originally thought it was Sophie Monk the singer from that mega old girl band called Bardot, which was created via some reality show and fell apart in weeks. If you remember this, you're awesome! ^^ But anyway, no it's not her lol.

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It was held at Quincy Hotel, which is located up the hill behind Mount Elizabeth Hospital at Orchard!
(I know, information has zero relevance to my face filling the entire picture above).

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Cool glass pool in the background!

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Om nom noms.

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Haha Eric and Xiaxue testing out the Siri function on her new iPhone 4S. Siri couldn't understand Eric's English at all hahahaha *troll face*.

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Makiyo! She has a very strange voice really, it's kind of nasal in this cute way.

She's actually wearing a bracelet that Shuyin and Xiaxue gave her! Xiaxue personally blinged the letters MAKIYO unto a plain silver bangle.

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Underneath she's wearing a sequinned dress. She took off the sweater as we were leaving in preparation for her singing gig afterwards and changed into glittery gold stilettos.

I guess these are small plans/details they have to think about! But when she first came down it was quite amusing because she was surrounded by a whole entourage lol.

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Makiyo autographin her CDs for us!

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Lol we were all discussing how celebs have nice signatures!

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She's very cute and chirpy!

Oh and I forgot to mention this... She only spoke Chinese hahahaha. So I didn't say anything :(
I mean I could understand what everyone was saying of course, and I can make simple conversation, but I felt embarrassed!

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The pink streaks Makiyo has in here hair!

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LOLOL thick-skinned... iPhone camera also want.

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Another one!

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One of the face masks! Their stuff seriously smells like strawberry.

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I think here she was talking about hair extensions or something.

We got to bring home quite a few of the Sophie Monk products! I'm a lazy girl when it comes to skincare... I don't even use makeup remover, and do nothing but wash my face twice a day (and if I don't go out I don't even go near a sink hahahaha).

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These Little Twin Stars masks weren't the ones presented at the session that day, but they had spares so they gave a box to each of us! It's a tie-up between Sanrio & Sophie Monk.

I tried one of the masks (it's the face sheet kind) and it's really VERY moisturizing! But I got restless and took it off early. Not used to doing this kind of thing! If you want tips, follow Makiyo's. She says that she applies the mask in the morning, whereas apparently most girls do it at night. I guess it makes sense to moisturize your face before makeup!

P.S. It's stated on the Little Twin Stars masks that they are not tested on animals! ♥ ♥ ♥ Not sure about the other products though.

and lastly, two pictures taken from Xiaxue's Tumblr:

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Yutakis, me, Xiaxue and Shuyin. Oh dammit I only just realised Eric is not in it lololol ok going to his blog to rip a picture now...

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Picture of Xiaxue and I at H&M afterwards! We both got the stupid white furry hat lol. It's $14.90 if you're interested!

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Picture that has Eric (& Valerie at far right):
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P.P.S. Aiyah... scrolling through my pictures I think it is really quite fail... Maybe I should revert to Auto mode! :(