Updates on my life

Hello everyone!

I know I’ve been MIA-ing for awhile only because of some recent changes and events that took place in my life recently.

My new job

I left my previous company which I had worked for 2.5 years and took up a very challenging role in a new company. It’s challenging because I will be the ONLY legal personnel there and this comes with pros and cons of course. One of the pros is that most of the times, subject to CFO/CEO’s approval, I have the final say to most legal issues and the cons, it’s a heavy responsibility to shoulder.

Apart from that, the scope of my work increased tremendously as I am now required to oversee all my company’s subsidiaries locally as well as overseas. Furthermore, I was also tasked to look into analysing the business of the company besides my legal role.

So you can tell how busy I am and will be even more in the near future. I hope I’ll be able to manage my time well so as not to neglect this little humble blog of mine.

Although ranting about the workload almost on a daily basis, here’s a little secret about me.

I’m actually a workaholic because I simply love the sense of achievement and satisfaction after I’m done with my work! It’s like clearing  a check-list and I LOVEEEEEEEEE that feeling!

I know, I think I’m psycho too sometimes.

Exams

I’m finally done with my education…I mean my further education that is.

I’ve completed all 16 papers for my Masters course, although technically completed since results are not all out yet. Sat for my last 4 papers last week and unfortunately, some were terrible. It’s about a 50-50 chance? Hopefully, everything would go through smoothly and I’ll be able to graduate officially then. Am also contemplating about heading over to London to attend the Graduation Convocation next year sometime in March but not sure if I’ll be able to take such a longggg leave from work. 😦

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Guess these were the 2 main things that got me quite overwhelmed recently and thought it would be good to just fill you guys in.

I have a few articles to write, few beauty and food reviews to blog as well as my beauty giveaway which I have procrastinating for the longest time!

I am also considering and looking into creating vlogs, especially for makeup tutorials since it’s more feasible than snapping pictures….but I’m kinda shy….wahaha!

Heh, so stay tuned and watch this space okay?

In any case, I’ll be updating more on my Facebook page, so do ‘like’ and follow my page ok? 🙂

And before you guys forget how I look and before I bid goodbye…..

#butfirstletmetakeaselfie

 

 

 

WIN PRETTY APPARELS!

Hello you! Here’s a little update on my current life right now. Previously, I’d mentioned that I will be going on a hiatus for awhile due to exams and yes, I’m still having exams which would only end this Friday.

For those who don’t already know, I’m currently pursuing my Master of Laws… So yes, I’m taking a postgraduate course. I feel flattered that some people still thinks I’m an undergrad because it only means 1 thing, that I still look young right? And that I’m still able to pull off as an undergrad. HAHAHA. Self-denial.

So anyway, I’ll be updating this space more often once the nightmarish days are over. Nightmarish days – how ironic, heh. Will be updating on food and beauty reviews so stay tuned! 🙂

Nevertheless, thanks for checking back on this little unpopular dusty virtual space of mine, really really appreciate it 🙂

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Back to the main topic – WIN PRETTY APPARELS!

Been single-handedly managing my online shop – GOLDEN FERRIS WHEEL and currently, we are giving away free outfits from our latest collection!!!

Here’s how!

collection 2 banner

Stand a chance to win 3 x GoldenFerrisWheel outfits from Collection #2!

1. ‘Like’ our Facebook fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/GoldenFerrisWheel)
2. ‘Like’ our ‘Collection #2’ album
3. Like & Share your favourite item(s)

Winners will be randomly selected and announced via facebook. Contest ends 19 May, 5pm. Good luck!

* The more photos you like and share, the higher chances of winning!

Yeah yeah, it’s that simple 🙂

The clothes are super pretty and exquisite! Oh and did I mention that they are exclusively imported? So you wouldn’t see much of the same clothes around……

Heh, the clothes are really gorgeous that even I couldn’t resist and bought some for myself =x

Do lend your support and participate okay?

Love you guys and thanks a bunch! 😛

 

 

TGIF and Food Galore!

Finally… The day we have all been waiting for – FRIDAY!

I find it so amusing that our daily mood is greatly affected by the day of the week. It automatically gets elevated nearing the weekend.

I hate working life seriously but neither do I like a student’s life.

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Did some DIY manicure on my own and it didn’t turn out as disastrous as before. I mixed gelish and normal nail polishes together since I’ve read many reviews that they do work together to help preserve the ‘life’ of the nail polishes.

Removed my previous gelish nails and applied the gelish base coat, normal polish (2 coats) and gelish top coat.

Not sure what brand this is but I reckon it must be from SaSa?

Used the UV lamp behind to dry the gelish nails. Am thinking of getting a LED lamp because the UV rays hurt my nails. Tried some LED lamps before at nail palours, some did sting while some worked perfectly fine for me. And it’s perfect for impatient people like me! It only takes 30secs to dry the nails while UV lamp requires approx 2 mins? Sometimes even longer.

My nails are soft and brittle, not sure if it’s due to genes or poor nutrition and that is why it would hurt under UV lamp.

But LED lamps are cheap as well. Heard that it costs around $300+?

I love art and crafts and designing, basically. But painting on your own nails ain’t easy, especially when you have a retarded left hand. I have shaky hands too. 😦

Used the Acetone remover behind to remove the previous set of gelish nails, together with the aluminium foils behind.

Have done up a step-by-step tutorial on removing gelish nails. You may read it here if keen 🙂

I got the Gelish Harmony nail polishes from D.Y.O.N International at Scape. They have a facebook page too, you may check it out for updates 🙂

I am not paid/sponsored for the nail polishes. Bought them on my own, together with another pinkish-red gelish nail polish and costs $80 in total. Gelish nail polishes ain’t cheap you know. I’ve also gotten my China Glaze nail polishes from DYON too 🙂 Sold quite cheaply. 3 for $20 🙂

Regretted painting the glitter snow globe over because it was kinda dried up and was clumpy. 😦

This was 2 days after application. You may not be able to tell that it has uneven clumpy areas but sadly, they do 😦

By the way, these are my real nails 🙂

The sides of some nails have chipped, but so far so good.

So yes, I guess getting gelish and normal nail polishes applied together do work. But may not turn out as effective and long-lasting than using all gelish nail polishes.

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Had Ajisen Ramen for lunch yesterday and Bak Kut Teh for dinner on the same day.

I’m not really a fan of Ramen because firstly, being a small eater, I usually can’t finish the noodles. I managed to finish about 2/3 yesterday and that was when I’d forced myself to gobbled some more noodles more than I could take. Was extremely stuffed after that. Secondly, Ramen noodles is the same as maggie noodles to me.

But, I do love their soups. I am a soupy kind of person! 🙂

Bf and I had these for dinner yesterday and we ordered one too many dishes. Felt that the cereal chicken was quite pricey – $8 for small and $10 for big portions.

We couldn’t finish much of the dishes.

The bak kut teh soup was so-so only. I preferred those with the pepperish taste.

Saw on a food variety show that bak kut teh with the pepperish taste is the Singaporean style while the non-pepperish with a twist of sweetness taste originates from Malaysia.

I guess I must be a true blue Singaporean then 🙂

We patronised the shop at :

Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh

439 Joo Chiat Road

Tel: 63458754

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Last Saturday, bf and I decided to have our very own home-cooked steamboat for dinner 🙂

Steamboat is easy because there’s not much oil involved, not much cooking to be done (I suck at this!) and it’s rather healthy too! 🙂

Plus, having steamboat for 2 eases the competition of food-snatching!

Bf went to tabao Fried rice as well because he said that rice is essential. :S

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A lazy Sunday tea break at Zam Zam.

No prata was available – totally loathe it when this happens because I usually get pratas if I’m dining at Muslim stores. Unless I’m really famished then I would order fried noodles.

Am not really a fan of other races’ food as well – but no offence, I’m not racist. 🙂

Just that most of their food are spicy and I can’t take spicy well for nuts.

I love how the photo frame is so apt! 🙂

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant

697 North Bridge Road

Tel: 62986320

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Because I didn’t have the mood to blog recently, the following pictures are post-dated.

Birthday presents for mom 🙂

Almost everything was Spicy at Muthu’s Curry.

As mentioned, I’m not a fan of other races’ food and spicy food, so I didn’t really ate much and enjoy the food 😦

This was meant to celebrate my mom’s bday on the actual day. Not to be confused with the upcoming pictures below because sis and I decided to throw her a surprise bday celebration together with her siblings – my uncles and aunties on Sunday.

Mom was a little upset because we usually celebrate bdays on weekends rather than weekdays due to work and time-constraint. However, my family went on a vacation to Aussie the week before the actual bday, so we couldn’t celebrate an advanced bday for her. But did so on 2 days – actual weekday and a belated one on Sunday.

Muthu’s Curry (Race Course)

138 Race Course Road

#06-01

Tel: 66028022Fax: 63921382

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The surprise birthday dinner was held at Pu Tien.

Attended the dinner with a partially-filled tummy, so I didn’t eat much either.

Bro-in-law said that Pu Tien is famous for their mee sua which was not the usual thin noodles. Tasted so-so only. I’d preferred it to be saltier and richer in flavour. A little to bland for me.

The fried yam pieces on the 2nd last picture was my favourite because it was coated with honey and even though it’s wet, the crisp was still well-tasted! 🙂

Didn’t try the bittergourd. I am so not a fan of it!

We bought a bday cake from Rive Gauche!

It was quite nice and had crispy biscuit-like parts! Totally different from the usual bday cakes we have.

Pu tien @ Marina Square 
6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-205
Singapore 039594

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Tomorrow marks a very significant and meaningful date for us.

It’s our 5th year anniversary! ❤

We’ve made plans and even booked reservations at a romantic dining area.

I’ve even planned on what to wear which has to accommodate 2 different locations. 🙂

I can’t wait for tomorrow, I’m sure it would be filled with lots of love and laughters! ❤ 😀

Hope the updates are sufficient to compensate whatever lack of posts and personal touch I have on this blog! 🙂

Trying to act cute, act younger, act feminine.

I hardly cam-whore and act cute la, so give me the benefit of the doubt, will you? 😉

By the way, I will be sharing with you guys on where I get my contact lenses from. I’m extremely disappointed with the ones I have gotten from optical shops – Freshkon and Maxi lens. Encore ones are still alright. But the 1st 2 really cannot make it! :@

The $$ I spent on contact lenses I got from optical shops could have been spent better elsewhere or stock up from online shops!

So if you want comfortable lens that are priced reasonably that are safe for usage as well as to allure and enhance your sparkling eyes that melt hearts, do stay tuned! 🙂

Love,

Jean

I’m still here

A million apologies to all my ardent readers who regularly check back for updates which I haven’t been doing so since my last entry post on V day.

Several things happened recently, but actually it’s only 1 issue that caused much adversity in my current life.

Just 1 fking issue that brought my whole world crashing down.

I shall not divulge anything but just know that I am dying inside and am at the lowest point of my life, other than death.

Nevertheless, I am still here.

Just that I have nothing happy to blog about.

But will do so soon, I hope.

Valentine’s Day Celebration!

Phew! It has been quite a busy week for me with all the CNY and Valetine’s Day celebrations. So much so that my dark circles are getting the better of me. In actual fact, they are taking over my life. 😦

On a cheery note, let me recap on what’s in for me on V Day 4 days ago! 🙂

Bf reserved a table for two at Beach Cabana (location stated in the menu below) early this Feb during  1 of his friend’s bday celebration.

I would say it’s quite value for money! 🙂

Here’s the menu :

Bf took the steak while I had the fish. 2 reasons for my choice was because firstly, I’m more of a fish over steak person and secondly, I can’t chew well with my braces.

The food tasted acceptably well and satisfactory.

Ambience-wise, it was ok. Located at East Coast Park, you can expect sea breeze and dining in an outdoor experience. Only thing was, it was raining. I mean almost the whole of Feb was pouring and still continuing to do so! It’s really a hassle when you intend to head out during this CNY period as well. And worse is, CABS ARE ALMOST NON-EXISTENT!!!

Back to topic, we witnessed a toad hopping around the cafe, but it was alright because it seemed harmless and it was about 1m away from us.

We were welcomed with a bouquet of roses at the table.

Bf didn’t get me any flowers because not all girls expect them on Vday, you know? Moreover, he did present me a bouquet of blue roses for our V day last year 🙂

We think that it’s such a waste of money because they don’t last and usually, keep dried flowers attract icky insects and eventually they would have to be thrown away. Totally not worth it.

In addition, we merely had this simple V Day dinner together and agreed not to buy any gifts for each other. We would rather spend it on our upcoming 5th Anniversary! 🙂

Guess that’s more private, personal and special to us than the commercialised day on 14th Feb 🙂

I had champagne while bf had white wine. Not really a fan of wine. The white wine tasted like a mixture of beer and liquor together. But since bf said wines are beneficial to health, I took some several sips. Haha!

We were first served with our appetizers. Scallops and cream of mushroom soup! You may refer to the menu above for the actual full name.

Both tasted good. Was satisfied 🙂

Close-up view of the scallops!

The only thing that annoyed me a little was that the shell was broken and a piece of its remnant was hidden with the sauce and scallop meat and I had chewed on it. Other than that, they were fine, though too little in quantity, haha!

And before our mains arrived, we toasted and cheered for our everlasting love! 🙂

Here comes bf’s steak with pepper sauce. The beady balls are pepper. I preferred his mushroom than mine.

The beef was quite chewy and was served as well-done as requested. But I had a little difficulty in chewing it completely before swallowing it down.

Portion was alright but don’t expect those thick slab ones.

And this is my main dish.

It was rather small in portion. The asparagus were alright, not too hard in my opinion. My mushrooms were a tad too little for one’s consumption and they were sauteed and dried, instead of those served with bf’s main.

This was the dessert – named Coffee Panna Cotta. This was the main disappointment I faced. It was quite small, though I didn’t manage to finish it. It tasted like mousse cake sort of texture and softness. The brown seed was a coffee seed. I wasn’t very satisfied by ending my dinner with this.

Realised we didn’t manage to snap a picture of V Day but decorated 1 of our CNY pics anyway 🙂

Thank you for the wonderful Valetine’s Day dinner as well as our quality time well-spent! 🙂

I hope your Valetine’s Day was as fabulous as mine!

For all those singles out there, fret not. Don’t rush into any relationships just because you are feeling lonely or left out.

Take your time to understand the other party before committing to prevent complications.

MyFatPocket – Sex & Love section offers a wide range of related topics in their articles which you may want to read.

Here are some of my picks.

Dont be a Victim of Date Rape Drugs

Is he Good Enough for you? Take the Tests to Find out!

10 Common Relationship Problems Couples Face

How to Survive Valentine’s Day after a Break up

When does a Man LOVE a Woman?

Celebrity Couples Who Stood The Test of Time

Never Say I Love You First

Should a Summer Fling Stay a Summer Fling?

How to Flirt with your Eyes and get his Full Attention

Realist vs Romantic: Dead End Relationships

Enjoy reading! 🙂

Love,

Jean

Shopping & Food Galore!

Trust that your weekend was good, thought I know this might come in a little too late, considering the fact that it’s Wednesday today!

Here are some updates of my life over the weekend :

Belated bday treats at Nihon Mura Cineleisure by friends! 🙂

Solo chillax after Group Legal meeting at HQ and whilst waiting for bf to arrive to have dinner together at town 🙂

And we had dinner at Bao Today outside Somerset313 🙂

I decided to eat less only because I gobbled down those sinful stuffs at Starbucks.

And another town date on TGIF and I had Starbucks again… DAMN FATTENING I KNOW!

Impromptu shopping on Saturday… FAT AND BROKE.

There was an ongoing promo at Uniqlo and there were massive crowds!

Long Qs for trying of clothes as well as payment! Gosh!

Got them at a steal. I bought only 1 as I’m not really a jeans fan as I feel leggings are more comfortable. Chose pink because all the other colours (unusual ones) are just weird.

And bf got himself his Samsung Note II like finally! 🙂

2 for $30 🙂

Last minute surprise bday celebration for 1 of our friends at Beach Cabana ECP.

Ordered 4 towers in total, cute little cans of Kirin and another jug of Asahi from Breeze bar ECP (no pic though).

Some kopitiam food :

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Sorry for the brief and quick updates. I’m swamped with work and I’ve an assignment on hand from AWARE – Association of Women for Action and Research on Singapore’s law in addressing domestic violence and sexual harassment. Just some brief info on this project :  The World Bank is conducting a project  which is gathering information about domestic violence and sexual harassment matters in Singapore and they have AWARE to give a civil society organization perspective. AWARE has approached me to contribute my part. This project will be published in the Women, Business and Law 2014 report which is a publication of the World Bank Group which benchmarks laws and regulations influencing women’s economic empowerment.

This is also my 1st assignment on them and I can’t wait to deliver my research results.

AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group.

You may find out more about them at http://www.aware.org.sg/about/

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By the way, it’s mid-week today and I will be visiting the dentist to get my braces changed to a bigger metal wire. Oh gosh, hopefully the potential weight loss could cheer me up a little somehow.

I have so many things on my ‘To-do checklist’. Hopefully, I’ll be up to task to complete them on time.

But first, I’ll have to get my cuppa coffee now.

Toodles.

Love,

Jean