Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hair + Natsumatsuri + Another 21st

Heya everyone! Once again I disappeared for a quite a long while, my sincere apologies. I just came back from Myanmar a few days ago, and I promise to blog diligently.

So this post is another back log. Had a pretty busy day on 24th Aug. First had an early appointment at Headlines Hairdressing because I was sick of my fringe and wanted to cut bangs. Appt was at 10.30am and I was still at Outram Park station at that time. But....I still reached the salon before Jerry did! Hahahaha. And he still said that I'm late for my appt on fb. >_>

Horrid picture of me because I woke up late and didn't have time to put on any makeup. Look at those dark eye circles. And omfg I just realised that my face is swollen/bloated too.  /cries/ So I decided to just put a small picture.
After the haircut, I went down to Fendi for a bit to pass a bag to my ex-colleague who ordered from taobao through me. (anyone wanna order from taobao? I can help! shameless self-promotion) Only Haru-san, Gigi and the new assistant manager were there though. So after some catching up with them, I left. Next I was meeting my cousin to go shopping at suntec. There was this mega flea convention thing going on and I decided to go early on the first day itself so that I get first dips on the nicer ones.

There was this mega miscommunication between the two of us and I was waiting for her at bayfront station while she was waiting at esplanade station. /epic fail/ So after calling her to find out where she was, I headed over to esplanade station. Anyway, we were walking to suntec when we walked past an advertisement for korean food with lunch special. So we decided to go and grab some lunch before starting our shopping spree. hahas.
Yups, so lunch was at Kkongdon Barbeque at Marina Square (Marina Link).

Me, my cousin and my newly cut bangs. 
I can totally forget about eating because there's a TV right in front of me playing Kpop MVs. Like really, who needs food. xDDD Just kidding, I need food.
We ordered the chicken and pork BBQ set for 2. So together with their lunch set, there's like free flow of side dishes for us to help ourselves too. I took some of everything to taste and give comments on. Their kimchi wasn't that nice actually, it was dry and there wasn't much flavor to it. Oh their pickled seaweed was nice though, I went for multiple helpings of that. Pickled ladyfinger and pickled beansprouts were just so-so. 

Ever since I watched SHINee on Maknae Rebellion, I've always wanted to eat at a Korean BBQ with the ventilation above the grill. Wish finally fulfilled! 

One thing I like about this BBQ is that the grill is slanted, so all the excess oil just flows down and collects on that plastic sheet. 

Kimchi tofu soup to wash everything down~
After lunch, finally headed over to the convention hall to check the clothes out. By then, it was already close to 2.30pm. And I was meeting Renyue and Tien Yeh at Tanah Merah station at 5.30pm to head to Natsumatsuri together, the thing is, I was also going to go back home to change and get my makeup done. So yeah, I was rushing everywhere~~~~~~~
Anyway, I didn't really find much items that caught my eye at the flea. But, I managed to find this really pretty floral blazer from FYN which was so so so pretty. You'll see a picture of it in my next post! You should check out their stuff though, they have loads of lovely clothing at affordable prices. Walking around, I also spotted a pair of earrings that would have looked great on my aunt so I bought that as an early birthday gift for her. I was out of cash by then and was lazy to go all the way down just to withdraw, so I ended up just walking around with my cousin and checked out the other stalls. I couldn't stay for long though, and left slightly past 4.

After rushing home and changing and getting my makeup done, finally on the train, but I was going to be on time. Was. That is until, the train in front decided to break down and after Paya Lebar, I was stuck at every stop for 5min. 5min. At every stop. Until Tanah Merah. And I only had 56% batt left so I couldn't just randomly surf the net to entertain myself. Anyway, apparently RY was in the train before mine.........

For once TY was one time and he ended up waiting for the 2 of us at Tanah Merah for about half an hour. Oops. While RY claimed that she purposely took her own sweet time and came late because TY was always late and she didn't want to wait for him. 
But either way, we made it to Natsumatsuri finally, and I ran into so many familiar faces. 

At the entrance to the festival. Even though we came at 6+, the entrance was still pretty crowded.

While hunting for the ramen stall, I ran into Hui Hui and her friend. 

I was pretty surprised to see Brice at the festival. But either way, picture plox. 

It's been a really long time since I last saw G'maine. But omfg, her hairrrrr. /likes/ /wants/

The sausage stall!

Finally met Xeth. Who has been bugging me for a meet up but I always had something on D:

Because I went late, I missed Twinnie's performance. D: But still, managed to catch him for a picture. 

Bon Odori! The ladies dancing on stage were so cute. 

Was walking around when I ran into some of the JCC peeps. And asked them where the rest were. And Shota is acting shy and covering his face because it was red from drinking too much beer. HAHAHAHAH.

PENGGGGG. Mah gymming buddy back when we were in school.

Sam pouring the first cup of sake for the birthday boy. P.S. The one in thick black framed specs at the back. 

Was about to leave when I remembered that my top was with Hui Hui and I desperately gave her 7 missed calls. Luckily she made it out on time before I boarded the shuttle bus.

Natsu was great though. Because I got to meet so many friends whom I had pretty much lost contact with. 
I stayed at there until about 8pm, after which I had to head over to another friend's birthday chalet. So me, all alone, waiting for the shuttle bus, while being partially high from doing one shots with sake and rum. And...I only had about 10% batt life left. Not exactly the best combination. 

Before I reached Pasir Ris station, my phone batt decided to die on me. And I was in the middle of talking to Shi Min!!!! Luckily I memorised her room number. Or else...GG. At Downtown East, I went towards the wrong side and ended up at Costa Sands Resort. (Note: the party was at Aloha side) After I went in, I was like...omg where is that room? After asking the ticketing people, they told me it was at the other end. @_@ But even after I got to the correct resort, I spent abt 15-20min being lost because apparently her room was all the way at the end. But I finally made it there, in one piece, with aching feet, but I still made it. HAHAHAHAHA. Just in time too, as they were going to sing the birthday song and cut the cake.

Fondant Cake! My turn next yearrrrrr.

Picture with the birthday girl before the song!

Singing the birthday song now.

Cutting the cake!

Picture with the birthday girl before I leave. 
I felt really bad because I could only stay until the cake was cut and I had to leave soon after that. So...I reached the party about close to 9.30pm, and I left slightly past 10pm. But really, I still had to rush home because of curfew and stuff. =\ (and I also had to pop by at Dream to sign in at the gl before going home since I didn't know what time I could leave that night)

Either way, I had such a busy day on sat. While rushing everywhere. But it was great though, because I got to meet up with so many people whom I've not seen for close to a year and all. And I also filled certain cravings for certain kinds of...liquid. :ifyougetwhatImean:

I should sign off now. This post is long enough. Next few posts will be about my trip! ^_^ Bye~

Thursday, 22 August 2013

B'dae + Farewell Dinner

Met up with Winnie, Mandy and Felicia on 8th August. Partially to celebrate my birthday, and also partially a farewell dinner for Mandy since she's flying back to Vancouver on 10th Aug. We were meeting at Jurong Point at 6pm, Fel only picked up her phone at 6.25pm, hahahahaha. So she was terribly late.

Met up with Mandy and Winnie first. Decided to do some window shopping while waiting for Fel to reach. Most of the shops were having a sale, but, none of the clothes were nice!!! Like whut, we entered shop after shop and I only found a top that I liked. Like 1 top out of god knows how many shops. What is this?! *pouts*

Okay so first shop we entered was Kate Love. There were a lot of pretty nice clothes in this shop. It's a brand that I already liked to begin with so maybe I'm kind of biased. 

Like omfg, there's a Japanese Food Street at Jurong Point?! I didn't know, I had no idea, I had no clue at all. I feel so 'mountain turtle' now. D: 

Taking pictures of the food street, as though I'm a tourist. 

I miss Japan. Seeing this really makes me miss Japan. I wanna go back to Japan. I wanna stay there for at least a month. I wanna...omfg can I just work there?! 

Oh look, a giant octopus floating in the sky! *takes picture* 

Fel finally reached around 7+. After much deliberation, we decide to eat at MOF. My first time eating there actually. 

Winnie posing like the diva that she is. Hoho~

I love my eyelashes in here! Omg, thanks to Etude House's Volume Perm Mascara. It's the one that comes with a S-shaped brush. It really adds volume and length to your lashes. <3 <3 <3

Tried to take a group picture but Winnie wasn't in the shot.

Camwhoring while Winnie agonizes over what to order.  

Fel couldn't decide what to order and she asked the waiter to come over. She started asking him what was good and what he would recommend and poor waiter got so flustered. I mean, there's so many different dishes available, how he is supposed to recommend? Lol. Anyway we told him that it's fine and we'll help her decide on a dish. 

We've all decided and Fel is still stuck. 

Waiting for the food to arrive. Actually I was having tonsillitis for quite a few days already and it was really bad that night. The pain would spread to my ears and even my hearing was slightly affected. There was quite a number of food which I should avoid but little-no-discipline-Rayna still wanted to order dessert. But Mandy already bought a slice of cake for me so nah, decided to get dessert only if I still had space in my stomach after that. 

My salmon rice in hot stone bowl. It was pretty nice but rather similar to pepper lunch. Maybe because of the heat or something, it felt a little soothing whenever I swallowed. But still, the pain in my tonsils/throat was pretty bad. Even my headache got worse. D:

No idea when I'll get to see this girl again because all our schedules are always so packed and clashes with each other's on our free days.

The black forest cake that Mandy got for me from Bakerzin. IT WAS AWESOME. Although I couldn't finish it.

I just had to do this. No candles for me, just a knife will do. [I should stop getting influenced by D. Gray Man and Addams Family =X]
Anyway, after eating, it was already close to 10pm so we needed to get back anyway. By then, the pain was so bad I wanted to just curl up on the floor and die. Ended up going to Guardian Pharmacy to buy Nurofen. Not that it helped much though since it doesn't take effect immediately. But I still managed to hang in there until I reached home. Not that I had a choice though, hahas. So Fel was going back to her hostel so she just took a bus from the interchange while the rest of us went to the MRT.
I feel kinda bad because I overslept on Saturday and didn't manage to wish Mandy a safe flight before she left.

That sums up my belated celebration with these 3 awesome girls whom I love so much. And seeing them, reminds me so much of our days back in Crescent. All the fond memories, all the stupid things that we did and all the fun that we had. <3

Well then, that's all for now~ Goodbye and Good night!


My 20th Birthday was on 4th August. OMG I'M OLDDDDDD. MY AGE STARTS WITH A 2 NOW!
But really, one of my greatest fear in life, is also something unavoidable, growing old. Everyday I see a lot of old people around my neighbourhood, some are in wheelchairs, some are walking really slowly, some are suffering from old age related diseases. Seeing them, I'm really scared that one day I'll be like them, one day I won't be able to do things for myself and be a burden. Maybe this is a fear that most people go through, for me, it's something that I think of a lot.
Serious thoughts aside, let's talk about how I celebrated my birthday!

Well it wasn't much though, by the time I ended work, it was already 7.30+pm. I decided to just have a small meal at home. I mean, I was already pretty dead on my feet when I reached home.
I was craving for some Burmese dishes so I called my mum while I was at work. 

The main issue is that I have no idea what this dish is called in english.
Sad attempt to describe it: Thick bee hoon, stew(not really) with tofu and mushroom, lemon, onion, bean sprout, coriander(garnish)
It's like..a Burmese style savory salad? 

Waiting for dinner and testing out my camera. My skin looked pretty blotchy that night. =\

Daddy dearest lazing on the mattress while waiting for dinner. If I'm not wrong, he's playing....Candy Crush. 

My lovely mum preparing dinner. <3 

Would have been a good picture if only mummy's face didn't get blurred. 

Dinner is served~!

Don't we look alike? I most definitely inherited my dad's eyes, nose, eyebrows and lips. Cheeks too I think?

Daddy and mummy started eating first. While my cousin is getting ready.

Lazing around after eating

Candid shot of my dad sleeping. :3

The 3 females at home camwhoring while the only guy is sleeping behind us. HAHAHAHAHA

My cousin dearest decided to troll me. A disney princess cake. For me. My 20th. I love you too. /facepalm/
But...doesn't matter. It's chocolate cake on the inside. Lovesssssss.


If only my brother was also here, now it's just the 3 of us.

Making my birthday wish. 

My dad is grimacing as though I'm feeding him something really disgusting. Daddy, it's just chocolate cake. 

At least mummy dearest is not grimacing. Hahas.
That's pretty much all for the birthday dinner.

My parents got me an iPad as a present. ;_; Thank you mummy and daddy. I love you! <3
Not sure whether I should posts the presents I got though. But my colleagues at Fendi got me presents too after they found out that it was my birthday. THANK YOU!
And also, for everyone who texted me and posted on fb, wishing me Happy Birthday, THANK YOU! ^^

So this is the end of my birthday post!