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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Here are just some random previously un-blogged photos!

#1 Ma Maison

Went for Kaykay's closing KandyKayne sale the other day & then we all had Ma Maison for dinner afterwards! Unfortunately they had to rush back to clear the remaining stock halfway, leaving us to guard the table alone haha.

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Ordered a total of 4 plates of escargot! Seems like that's what they always order!

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Walnut cake, their grape cake is famous & definitely worth a try!

Overall the food at Ma Maison is really good! I especially like their Beef Stroganoff.
Ma Maison is located at Bugis Junction, #02-51
They have other outlets but I've only ever been to the Bugis one, which usually has a queue!


#2 F21 Shopping! :D

Wendy has an F21 card (simply requires a minimum spending of $150 I think) & you slowly accumulate total purchases on it in exchange for a discount on your next purchase.

Anyway she finally managed to hit the maximum on the card, which meant she would get 25% off at her next purchase! So Qiuting, Huiwen, Shuyin & I all tagged along for the discount! :D

Wendy ended up buying the most stuff LOL.

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I love the floral shorts they stock now! 
They're reasonably priced too, at around $30+
Those are the blue floral denim shorts I wore for Phuket!

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So happy with my purchases! :D

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Duffy bears from Tokyo!
The Duffy (left) is bought directly from Tokyo DisneySea, but Shellie Mae was won from one of those grab-grab/UFO claw machines. After we got it we realised there are some very striking differences between my Duffy & the Shellie Mae... *sad face*

It's visible even in the picture above! The stitch down her tummy is visible & her nose is different.
I feel sad for Duffy because he got himself a second-grade wife, but I also feel sad for this Shellie Mae because it's not her fault! And she will have to live with being second-grade forever! T_T

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I'm not kidding, I genuinely attach feelings to toys!
I'll feel SO guilty if I pick up a teddy bear but not buy it O.O
I know it's idiotic but they look so forlorn!
Omg this is so #throwface/diu lian/embarrassing haha.

Anyway below are some pictures from various events that I took from Yutaki's blog!

#1 Nuffnang's 5th Birthday

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Yutaki is 1.9m tall & thus one of the few guys I can easily wear heels with!

#2 Meeting Makiyo (Taiwanese celeb)!
Full post HERE, no pictures of her below haha.

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Wah I look so happy here! 
Yutaki doesn't know how to smile in pictures.
( ̄ω ̄;)

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Ok tata! I still have the second part of the Phuket photos to do up, plus my gazillion ones from Tokyo!
Have a good week! 
♡^▽^♡
(Yes I recently find these Japanese smiley faces cute!)

Phuket Part 1

Monday, March 26, 2012
Here's the first full post for our 3D2N Phuket trip kindly hosted by Andara Resort! :)

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Think I look weird but Alaric has such a come-hither/I'm-a-Casanova look here!

The flight took around 1 to 2 hours (Phuket is 1 hour behind Singapore) & the Andara staff kindly came to pick up all of us at the airport! That's with the exception of Cheesie (Malaysian blogger), who came in on a flight later than us so they sent a third bus back to the airport for her!

Below is a group photo so as to introduce everyone! :D

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L-R: Binbin, Bryan, Shuyin, Gillian, Alaric, me, Eekean, Wendy, Mike, Qiuting, Cheesie, Huiwen

There were 4 of us bloggers there: Cheesie, Qiuting & of course Wendy (Xiaxue), who got this whole Andara Resort arrangement in the first place! And last one is me lah #shy.

Some background info on the rest so you understand what the random mix of 12 of us are!

Shuyin is Wendy's BFF, so she brought her sister (Binbin, her nickname) along!
Gillian is the owner of Clicknetworktv & Bryan is her husband.
Alaric - gamer extraordinaire (LOL) & my boyfriend.
Eekean is Wendy's friend from secondary school & a lawyer (she brought her work O.O).
Huiwen is the Nuffnang's country blog manager for Singapore!
And Mike is Wendy's husband lah.

Then there's me, Qiuting, Cheesie & Wendy, so that makes a total of 12!

We got 2 pool suites so our group was split into 6 & 6!
One suite was a penthouse one, the other a ground floor one.

Huiwen, Alaric, Cheesie, Eekean, Qiuting & I got the ground floor unit! Huiwen & I were terribly enthusiastic about calling ourselves the "Ground floor Team" (sounds horrid I know) haha.
I was even designated house bunny -_- Like in those college sorority houses!

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This is Huiwen!

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The Andara staff greeted us all with flower garlands!

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Cold towels (which they gave to us on the bus as well) & refreshments!

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Took pictures while waiting for the other bus of people to arrive! We reached earlier because they had stopped along the way to buy food to cook (suite has a kitchen) for the rest of us :D

TIME TO SEE OUR SUITES!

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NICE OR WHAT!
Shower on the left & toilet on the right.

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This is our living room & behind is the balcony where our private pool is!

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The big kitchen! :D
Huiwen & Eekean checking out the fridge.
(which has an in-built ice-making machine yay)

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Judging by who's checking out the living room & who's checking out the kitchen you can more or less figure out our respective roles as housemates hor.

Called a buggy to fetch us over to Wendy's penthouse suite!
Their suite is the same as ours except that they have a rooftop pool!

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The other girls making food! Shuyin, her sister & Wendy all can cook! Can't remember about Huiwen. Eekean got chased out of the kitchen not long after.
Qiuting & I were tasked with fruit-washing/peeling #domesticwifefail.

We all had a good supper & then played Cranium!
My team won both times, so technically Wendy's team still owe us their 2 forfeits! ( ̄^ ̄)

DAY 2

Woke up for buffet breakfast at the hotel's restaurant!
(called Silk Restaurant, which offers fine-dining Thai cuisine)
My entire house overslept because we were so tired! (*´ο`*)

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Ok here's our balcony in daylight!

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Fogging on my camera lens caused this!

By the way I'm the kind that's very anal about turning off the lights & aircon in hotel rooms if no one's there. LOL I kept annoying my housemates by turning off stuff all the time!
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That's the Silk Restaurant, which overlooks Andara's big common pool & has the view of the sea!

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After breakfast, the Andara staff drove us over to Kamala Beach, where their beach lounge is!
Kamala Beach is very nearby but you can ask them to send you anywhere. LOL for us go from one suite to another also call buggy one.


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Qiuting, Cheesie & Huiwen!

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#justwashedhair
The rooms have blowdryers of course, but I've never really bothered to fully blow dry my hair because it takes ages. I normally just let it dry naturally (except my fringe) & if I tie it up when it's wet it'll still be damp like 12 hours later O.O not even kidding.

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At the Andara Beach lounge, which has lots of nice daybeds, showers & also a bar!

AND.
AND.
AND.

IT HAS WIFI
*whips out phone*

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Refreshments that they gave us! I think it was a peach slushie.

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Alaric & Mike discussing guy-stuff over beer.

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Everyone was on their phone!
Holidays are getaways & etc yes, but I still want to be able to read tweets & play Draw Something!
(I kid, I'm bored of that game, but iTouch games in general are still applicable).

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5 of them (Huiwen, Gillian, Bryan, Mike & Alaric) went on the banana boat ride!
I think it cost approx S$20/person, but it depends how many people you have to share the cost.

I wanted to go on it too but Gillian said Bryan DEFINITELY will make us all capsize so I wasn't too keen on that (although Bryan said he wouldn't, but Gillian said he's lying & definitely will)!

And luckily I didn't... they capsized as soon as the boat started HAHAHAHA #fail
In total they capsized 5 times!

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Ok gonna end this post off with lots of photos of me lounging on the daybed!
 ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

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HAHA at Eekean in the background!
She "borrowed" this spade from a little girl (ok it's Andara's toys for the kids lah), which made the girl cry because all kids develop a mega sense of entitlement to anything they have for more than 2 seconds.
Then Eekean just walked around the whole time holding the spade hahaha.

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Phuket beach trip for you?
Andara is running a STAY MORE, SAVE MORE promotion which will allow you to get a 25% - 30% discount off normal prices! Their suites are really awesome for group/family holidays, or even company events! The staff are all very helpful & they have so many services (even a hair salon) to make your stay pleasant & convenient! :D

Click HERE for Andara's current promotion!