Archive for May, 2011
This was a week ago… Remember this mustard top? Heheh… the cursed colour that I’m currently in love with…
Thank you Justin for picking me up! We were Uni classmates and we took Chinese Studies for Year 1!
I rarely give many opinions on what to eat. But I was insisting on eating this that day. Had a bad craving for it!
My favourite Turkish restaurant at Far East Plaza!
Expensive but its a must eat for me.
I can’t remember the exact name of this dish (as usual) but its the “pancake” with chicken fillings. I prefer this to the one with beef filling. The beef is a little too tough for my liking.
I’m smarter this time. Myrelle and I ordered only one set to share since we are both small eaters. There are so many times that our food’s wasted when we ordered a portion each.
The bread that comes with the meal.
I love the aroma. But i didn’t dare to eat a lot although I was very tempted to. If I eat this, then I won’t be able to finish my main course.
And what’s a meal without fries!!!!!
Hehehe… with Myrelle! Eee… the mirror dirty leh…
and in the car we go again to KTV!
Photo with this old friend of mine.
Thanks for being around all the time!
I love Shujun, who joined us shortly after! Thanks for loving me. I’m so blessed to have you! It was a right decision to turn back to talk to you and tried to know you better back in Secondary 1!
And where to for supper???
Haiz, I’ve been neglecting this space for a while. I was on a roller-coaster ride but now I’m back! I’ll do up all my posts proper this week!
Love you if you had been checking for updates!
I’ve been sick since yesterday but was hoping that I’ll get well when I wake up in the morning today. Wrong. It got worst. Sigh…Popped 2 panadols and I decided to head to work since we are very shorthanded today.
The morning seemed extremely long and work seemed extra tedious when one is sick. I went to see the doctor just opposite my workplace at noon, and finally got some proper medicine. Went home to rest in the afternoon after I ate the Yong Tau Foo I dabao-ed. And thanks to Nadia for the vitamin C that she offered to me!
I reached home around 2pm and ate all the medicine that was given to me, took a very quick shower and went to sleep. But before I even fell asleep, I had to run out of my bed for a vomiting session. Out comes my Yong Tau Foo, the orangey Vitamin C and my medications. Sigh. I cleaned up, went back to bed and wondered to myself if I should take the medicine again since everything came out. Didn’t do it, worried that I’ll get an over dosage.
I kept waking up in the midst of the 2 hour nap. I covered myself with my thick quilt blanket without any fan or aircon and my perspiration was dripping. Literally. I woke up to a wet bed sheet. But I really felt so much better after all the perspiration. This method always works for me! But I was really smelly!!
Just took a quick bath and typing this post now. Not exactly feeling wonderful but it was already much better than just now. Hope that I’ll get well tonight and be all ready for work tomorrow. Die die I’ll turn up for work since we are still very shorthanded! Just let me go to work with a healthy body!!!!
I’m blaming it on the yellow/mustard top I wore on Saturday. My cursed colour. Though I’m loving it recently…
I’m smiling in the pic. But hell no… I’m not smiling now…
Introducing…. KissJane! Online shopping, without the online!
KissJane multi brand boutique concept aggregates the best collections of local blogshops under one brand. It brings the pace, variety and affordability of online shopping into a retail store! By bringing fast paced online shopping experience into the retail environment, shoppers enjoy different brands featuring their exclusive designs every two weeks! How wow is that!?
If you are an avid online shopper, you will be familiar with brands like Finding Dressabelle, Missy Pixie, The Closet Lover. KissJane actuallys features more than 1000 collections from 23 blogshops with an estimated 18000 design changes every year. I think let’s just shop till we drop ya?
I met up with sweetie Vivian first before heading for the event at MOF Lenas at Bugis Junction. I stupidly forgotten to bring my handphone and was worried that she wouldn’t be able to find me. But, as I was boarding the train at Cityhall, I saw that sweetie standing right in front of me as I entered the cabin! How wonderful!
We were seated at a little cosy corner in the restaurant for the event!
I was eagerly waiting for Trey Wong, celebrity stylist to talk to us about fashion trends. The theme for the day was Kaleidoscope of Colours, and he’s going to touch on how to incorporate colours and the current Spring/Summer trends of our 2011 wardrobe.
That’s Trey Wong on the left, and our emcee for the day on the right! She’s wearing a dress from KissJane!
Just like how I am always, I’m dressed in black that day. I always wear the cool colours, and boring colours like black, white, grey and blue. Look at Vivian! Dressed in a beautiful shade of orange! I should start injecting more colours into my wardrobe already!
The event started with Trey Wong giving us an overview of the Spring/Summer trends and brought in an important concept of colour-blocking!
So what is colour-blocking?
Colour blocking means putting 2 or more colour blocks into an ensemble….
It doesn’t necessarily has to be a single piece where the colour blocks are put together for you. It can be separate pieces that you put together yourself. I personally prefer to put different pieces together. It can be so versatile! Mix and match!
Rachel pushing in the yummy variety of apparels from KissJane for bloggers to volunteer to do a live demonstration of colour blockings.
Bloggers Peishan and Christabelle changed into their choice of clothes! Pretty!
Trey added a piece of mustard blazer for Peishan. Yes, looking super duper good!
Got to thank the organizers for the well thought out event and the very nice food from MOF Lenas!
Smoke salmon on bread toast… I don’t know the exact name but its very delicious!
Took a photo at the backdrop and they developed it for us!
Next, Benefit cosmetics did makeup for the bloggers and showcased their star products to us…
A few of my favourites!
Benetint for rosy cheeks and lips.. Just brush on and blend quickly.
A sheer wash of gorgeous poppy-pink tint!
For natural looking eyebrows!
Don’t be any other gal. Be “That Gal”!
A perky pink primer for under makeup for a smoother and brighter base. You can also use it solo for a subtly sunny glow!
My sister swears by this product!
And have you all visited Benefit’s Brow Bar? I haven’t. But I will! They included a complimentary brow service card in our “many many goodies goodie bag”! I’m going! I want nicely groomed eyebrows and not my current messy bush!
There was chocolate Fondue for desserts! Thanks for the wonderful food!
Hot chocolate, and very hot Vivian.
That’s a serious blogger in action.
Strawberry dipped into chocolate… mmmmmmm~~~~~~
And I met many fellow bloggers there! Here’s Irene!
With stylist Trey Wong! He’s warm and friendly, and offers us a lot of information for all the fashion trends!
We were given vouchers to shop in KissJane…
I decided not to get any boring colours and get something bright! I wanted this mustard toga but its a little too big for me. Decided to get a bright blue maxi and a pink sleeveless top instead! I’ll do up a post on my attempts at colour blocking soon!
I really enjoyed myself very much and would like to thank the organizers for their generousity and hospitality!
So before I end, I must let you know where all the outlets are…
1) Bugis Junction #03-13
2 Citylink Mall #B1-39
1) Robinson’s Beauty Hall at Robinsons Raffles City
2) Takashimaya Department Store
3) TANGS Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard
4) Sephora at ION Orchard, Great World City, Marina Bay Sands and Ngee Ann City
I was thinking to myself, if I continue to dance in my favourite pair of high heels, I’m sure I’ll be sending it to its grave really soon. And since its my favourite pair, I don’t want it to happen!
And hence I bought myself proper pole dance shoes from my dance school!
Simple, basic black. There was this fiery red pair… super beautiful! But I thought black is more versatile so I bought black instead!
I was really excited when I received the invitation to attend the launch of Murad’s Hybrids. It was held at Mandarin Oriental’s Garden Suite and I was happy to meet all the fellow bloggers to have a night of fun, and to know more about the new product by Dr. Murad! And as expected, the night proved to be fulfilling!
We reached there really early and had some time to browse through all the products that were showcased at the reception area. There were beauty consultants (so thoughtful of them! ) stationed there to answer our queries and to explain how the product works to us.
Some of the different range of Murad’s products….
So many! I’m interested in trying out the whitening and anti-aging series! I should pop down to their counter someday.
Mimi was introducing us some of their star products!
me, Claire, Herine and Irene!
cam-whoring shot with Joyce! Hahaha…
Mimi introduced this series of products to us and told us that there’s actually durian extract used in the product, and used regularly, its going to give you radiant and glowing skin with all the anti-aging effects.
And curious me asked one of the consultants later on after some thought, if applying the products is going to make me smell like a walking durian. The obvious answer is no! hahaha… silly me! If not I think nobody wants to buy already! hahaha… this is one of the range that I want to try out.
At our table with the beautiful centre piece and classy set up!
And we are all posing with our complimentary Murad’s brownie!
me, Claire, Yirong and Bee Ling!
The launch of Murad Hybrids started shortly and Jeff Murad, son of Dr. Murad gave us and introduction of the new products. So what are they?
Murad First Ever Cosmetic Treatment Line
Multifunctional eye treatment and facial primers that provides coverage and treatment all in one! They simultaneously treat your skin concerns yet mask them at the same time!
1) Eye Lift Illuminator
2) Eye Lift Perfector
3) Skin Perfecting Primer in Matte Finish
4) Skin Perfecting Primer in Dewy Finish
Here are the details of the 4 new products. Do go to their website to take a look to know the product and its functions better! http://www.murad.com/hybrids.jsp
The pretty beautician demonstrating how to apply the products and showed us the results on the model! Wonderful!
I’ll try out the products for a few weeks (Yes! They included them in the awesome goodie bag that was given to us, together with some of their other products! Love them so much! ;p ) and I’ll do up a review definitely!
Oh did I mention that they were wonderful hosts? I’m really grateful for their hospitality! It was soon dinner time and the super yummylicious food got us drooling! oops!
The hungry bloggers!
Catherine in seventh heaven after a long tiring day at work!
My first…. and sadly, last serving…
So upset that my stomach can’t hold any more food. Muahahah….
And while we enjoyed our scrumptious dinner, there was the LUCKY DRAW!
Our very own resident blogger Jessabella got the 2nd prize!
And Lynn got the first big prize! Lynn…. wanna share with me? Muahahahha….
A few more photos before we end the event!
Ju Ann and me!
The My Fat Pocket family with Mimi!
And as we say goodbye and we were presented the awesome goodie bag by Mimi. Thanks a lot for the generosity and hospitality for the night!
Do add Murad on Facebook here to get updates on their products.
Visit their website to find out more about their different range of products too!
And where can you find their counters to purchase their products?
Metro Paragon (tel: 6235-8379)
BHG Bugis (tel: 6238-8475)
Robinson Centrepoint (tel: 6887-4583)
TARA apothecary (tel: 6226-3963)
*A few of the photos credits to Murad Singapore Facebook Page*
Mark and I have been looking forward to this day ever since I got Nana’s invite to join them for Gentle Paws Furry Day! I woke up really early at 6am on that Saturday when Dear just reached home from work. We got ready and headed to have breakfast at the coffee shop opposite our place and took a cab down to Gentle Paws! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to meet the fur kids!
By now you must be wondering: What’s Gentle Paws? What’s Furry Day? Here’s some information for you before I post the many many photos we took that day!
1) Gentle Paws is a voluntary-run shelter for dogs which was set up in April 2010. Their dogs are mainly from breeding farms where mercenary breeders abandon mothers of the cute puppies you see at pet shops when they cannot conceive anymore. (So stop buying puppies pls! adopt a dog instead! I felt so angry and upset whenever I hear such stories… argh!!). They also rescue dogs from construction sites and take in dogs that are abused to give them a safe place to stay in. Please join their Facebook Page to get more information and updates!!
2) Read their blog at http://gentlepaws2010.blogspot.com/. I was touched by the heart-warming stories and got to learn more about the fur kids and Gentle Paws a little better!
3) Thinking of adopting a dog? Do give these lovely darlings a chance to find a home they call their own. Visit Gentle Paws’ e-rehome portal site (Gentle Paws Adoption Portal) https://sites.google.com/site/gpfrehome/, where you can read up on all the dogs’ stories are there and lots of information and pictures of the dogs. Read the success stories of adoption from the shelter and other information on other dogs (not from Gentle Paws) who are also looking for homes.
4) Finally I’m explaining what’s “Furry Day”. Furry Day is organised by Gentle Paws once a month, where volunteers will take the dogs to the beach for a walk or a run! Imagine staying in the compound 24/7? I saw how excited the doggies were when the volunteers were putting on their collars and leash for them! So adorable! If you can, do volunteer to help to walk the dogs so that the doggies can have some fun at the beach!
5) P-A-W program (Pledge-a-walk) - http://gentlepaws2010.blogspot.com/search/label/Pledge%20A%20Walk%20Program
Ladies and gentlemen, if you can, do join them! I will!
6) Sponsor-a-dog program - http://gentlepaws2010.blogspot.com/p/sponsor-dog.html
Can you help a little please? I will do my part too!
All the fur kids and the volunteers at the shelter will appreciate your help, no matter how small it is!
And here comes Furry Day that we had on May 12th! Beware… Lots of photos… Happy memories!
As I mentioned earlier, the dogs were really adorable. They knew they were going out for a walk when the volunteers put on their collars for them and all of them were standing at the door, couldn’t wait to make their way out. The peeps from Gentle Paws had to make a few trips to ferry all the dogs and humans to the beach.
I was on the first trip and here are some of the dogs with the volunteers!
Dear Dear and I took Dexter! Ain’t Dexter handsome!
Dexter and me!
A dog loves a run! So Dear and Dexter went running ahead while me Xiaoxin the slow coach tried walking really fast to catch up!
I bought lots of treats for Dexter. But Dexter is such a sweet boy. He doesn’t rush for it and snatches food. Dexter will just wait calmly and sit down and eat his treats slowly! He’s such a lovely boy.
Very curious Dexter. I think he’s walking me. I’ll just let him go to wherever he wants to and I’ll follow! He’s such a great company for a walk…
Curious boy decided to check out the flowers.
And Dexter is a bird-chaser! He loves chasing birds! Got to hold on to him! But I really think he’s a good boy. I hold him back and he will stop trying to catch the bird. Errmmm…but he will attempt to do it again when he sees another bird… hahahaha… so cute~~~~
Taking a rest. I love this photo.
Dexter will walk for a while, and then sit for a while! When he stops he really doesn’t want to move! Hahaha… Then we’ll just sit and wait for him till he’s ready again! hahahaha….
Dear Dear sayang-ing Dexter…
The 2 boys going for another one of their many runs!
A tired Dexter resting!
He’s really a handsome baby!
2 very tired boys…
We were resting in that shelter and it suddenly started raining very heavily. It was really cold and after a while, we heard Dexter “crying”. We were so worried about him and hugged him and patted him, and realized that he was shivering too. He must have felt really scared and cold with the heavy rain, the loud thunder and scary lightning. I tried to make him feel better by giving him some food. I was so worried.
We walked back to the meeting point only when the rain got lighter. I didn’t dare to walk him back in the heavy rain, fearing that he might fall sick after that. It was then that one of the volunteers told me that the dogs in the shelter don’t seem to like rainy days. You can read about it in their blog.
The volunteers drove us back to the shelter and I could see Dexter dying to go back home after the tiring morning, and he was weary after the downpour. But Im really glad that he did enjoy the sunny morning and exercised. I left after that, still thinking about all the dogs there. And still missing Dexter, even now as I’m typing this post.
I felt happy with Dexter’s company. I felt that it was the doggies bringing us out for a walk at the beach, keeping us humans company. They are the one who brought joy to our little lives.
Do your part to make this world a better place for them! Let’s do it together!
This was from so a few weeks ago, before the GE when my sister and I went for dinner and shopping together. And of course, hahaha… politics was the main topic of that evening. We don’t stay together. So we always make sure we spend some time together for sisters bonding session every now and then. No matter how different we are, how we want to kill each other sometimes, she’s the only sister I have, and I’m the only sister she has! Hahaha…
My sister! She wanted Tony Romas, I insisted on Kenny Rogers (because its cheaper…hehehe…)
My favourite! Half slab ribs, macoroni cheese and some greens! Of course I’ll have a root beer to go with it!
My love of all time from Kenny Rogers… Oops.. couldn’t wait so I had a mouthful first!
me and my yummylicious meal…
Went shopping after dinner and got my sister to accompany me to a pet shop. I saw a Flemish Giant (a breed of rabbits..)! It’s so big! But really adorable! If you think my Kele is huge in size, this darling is at least 3 times Kele’s size!
Passed by some shop and Jingyi saw her favourite dolls!
My outfit of the day!
Top: $5 from Bangkok
Belt: $5 from Bangkok
So cheap right!!
Shoes: I think it was $30, from Cherninshan
XX just means Xiaoxin… hehehehe…. Took some photos with my nice lighting after attending an event yesterday!
And the last one without the specky!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
The Liese Clear Cube Wax 06 Giveaway ended yesterday and here’s the winner!!
The winner is…….. Potato!!
Thank you all who participated! And I’ll contact Potato via email!
Hope you will like the wax as much as I do!
You know the weather is bad when you keep seeing Facebook status updates and tweets about the weather.
The weather has been terrible for the past few days. 35 to 36 degree celsius in the day time and night time ain’t any better. I’ve been hiding in the house and switching on the air-con 24/7. The heat is so unbearable. I try to stay in the living room so that Kele (that’s my pet rabbit, for those who doesn’t know… ;p) can enjoy the air-com too. I look at Kele’s thick coat of fur, I feel so hot for him.
I think the bad weather has gotten to me and I fell sick yesterday. Fever and giddiness. Headed to the doctor early in the morning once the rain stopped (yeah and it started raining today morning!!). My head felt so heavy and lucky the sky was still cloudy. I hate walking to the clinic with the sun shining brightly above me. Makes me feel more sick.
Doc said I caught a cold. My blood pressure has always been on the low side. Doc took my blood pressure and said it was lower than my usual low. Perhaps that’s why I kept feeling giddy these 2 days.
So now its rest rest rest and eat my medicine regularly. *Sigh~~~*
Happy first birthday my darling nephew!
Look at Ocean’s ocean-themed birthday cake! So apt! Very pretty cake and according to my sister, she got it from The Icing Room.
My sister and brother-in-law booked a nice place for Ocean’s birthday party! I live this place and it serves very yummy food! I met the chef and complimented him on the food! Its really good. I must pop by another day just to makan there.
Barpazza. View from the entrance.
Walk in and turn left and there’s this little cosy corner. My sis set it up to be the kids corner that afternoon.
Me and my sister!
Cousin John and his family!
Weili! Having his photo taken with his mouth full… hahaha..
Meet our birthday boy, Ocean!
Jingyi, Ocean and Nick!
Myrelle and me!
cutting the birthday cake!
Outside the restaurant… Very nice set up. Just feeling a little hot that day.. hahah…
Adrian and Jun with their little darling, Danielle!
My god-daughter Danielle. How can anyone not love her! I was carrying her around and my uncles and auties and cousins all stopped to look at her… Awww…
Look at those cheeks…
Vincent and Myrelle!
Me and Adeline!
My cousins Phyllis and Michelle..
Papa, me and my Gugu!
Papa and Gugu is starting to look more and more like each other leh…
Phyllis and hubby Mark with birthday boy!
Something exciting on the left has captured Ocean’s and Mark’s attention… heheh..
and here comes Brenda and her darling…
Brenda and me!
She told me I got messy hair in this photo, must retake.
But I think I look pretty when my face is covered. Muahahah…
I’ve got a very mean nephew. Every time he sees my braces, he will laugh!! zzzzzzz……..
Ocean can’t resist Danielle’s charms….
And im ending the post with a photo of me and my favourite niece Summer!!
Summer is Ocean’s sister. From their names, I think you all can tell that my sister loves the beach…
My Fat Pocket Special Month: Everything You Need To Know About Lashes!
And that’s my eye in the banner!
I was browsing Sephora’s website and I came across this!
Sephora Color Play 5-in-1 II Fashion Edition ($150 in value)
Original Price USD $30
Now: USD $20
Which means it cost SGD $24.70!
Super value for money….
**All photos credits to Sephora**
The 5 palettes can be removed to fit onto portable compacts.
Each of the 5 palettes contains
A closer look at the colours…
Boho Bombshell - Dark Blues, Warm Taupes, Warm Gold
Classic Never Die - Brown Smoky Eyes
Angelic Boudoir - Nudes and Sand, with a touch of Light Blue and Fuchsia
Black is the New Black - Black Smoky Eyes
A Nod To Mod - Bright Blues, Greens, Pinks, Purples
I want to get it! But it seems like they do not ship to Singapore. Never mind! I shall pop down to the Sephora store to see if they carry it! So many colours, so versatile. I practically just need one of it and I think I have enough for all styles of eye makeup.
Anyway… You still can take part in the Giveaway in my previous post ya? Keep the comments coming it!
I going to hold a giveaway for a Liese Clear Cube Wax 06! All you need to do is to leave a comment with your name and email address! That’s all! I’ll pick a random winner when the giveaway closes! (I’ll moderate the comments so that nobody can see your email address… no worries…:) )
Not sure how to use it? You can visit Liese’s website to get a better idea.
I’ve created a hairdo tutorial video for a Liese contest too and I made use of Liese Clear Cube Wax 06. You can see the blog post here if you are interested! http://myfatpocket.com/blog/xinzz/2011/04/19/diy-a-pretty-hairdo-with-liese/
(**PS: Can still vote for me hor.. hahaha…)
The link to watch the video tutorial is in the blog post!
Oh btw… the one i’m giving away is BRAND NEW… Not the one that I used in the video la!
Keep your comments coming in! Deadline to post your comments is 11.59pm on 10th May!