Again, this is one of those things I saw on IG and felt insanely awestruck by, and felt the NEED to make one for myself lol!
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Also, I did a DIY for Frozen S'mores, inspired by Dominique Ansel, for those of you with a sweet tooth and love a simple, special and delicious lil treat!
Seeing rainbow roses for the first time in my life EVER!!!
And they are so insanely beautiful! :O
They're all REAL FRESH FLOWERS from @sbloomssg!!!!!
?? how can anything be so pretty??
And here's a vlog with the #987CatchEmAll Pokemon Bus the other day! :D
The whole bus caught a Dragonite, and alot of them caught a Snorlax (mine ran away~~)!
In case you missed this, there is ANOTHER #987CatchEmAll event coming up on 8th October 2016!!! Tune in to 987FM for more details or check out their Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/987fm/ :D
I'm quite in the mood for story telling, but I know given my standard I'll never be able to write a legit story book, so I'll just write it in a blogpost instead hahah!
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Once upon a time, a girl called Riley met two guys, NanXing (for simplicity sake let's call him Nan) and Augustine (let's call him Gus).
They were both really sweet guys, and had a lot to offer Riley.
I guess it's always like that during the chasing period before the actual relationship starts.
Full of sweet-talk, unconditionally compromising, you know the drill - They both promised a stable long-lasting relationship, promised to financially support her, love and care for her.
It was almost like those Korean drama series where two extremely eligible guys chases after a girl, but she has to make a decision somehow.
And to be fair to the guys and herself, she chose to only love one.
Knowing that Nan hangs out with more home-y, more family-oriented friends, while Gus hangs out with clubbers and liked to party etc, Riley thought that Nan would be a more wholesome partner better suited for her own character.
She apologised to Gus, thanked him for having interest in her, made the final decision of loving Nan and never looked back.
The day Riley agreed to be with Nan, they went out on a date at a little cafe.
Nan told Riley that his ideal age to get married was 3 years later, and Riley nodded happily!
Their relationship started out pretty good. As expected of the usual honey moon period.
Riley would always go over to Nan's place, bake him cakes, buy small presents for him, ask him about his day etc.
She would try her best to do all sorts of sweet things that she'd thought would matter to Nan and would touch his heart.
"If by doing this I can make your day better/ make your job easier/ help you out with your busy schedule, I'll do it!" Riley often said to Nan with a smile.
Regardless of whether Nan really bought her lots of gifts, or really pampered her or not,
she just wanted to prove to Nan that even without money in their relationship, she wanted to love him unconditionally.
All she wanted was Nan's time, care & attention, since he was the one she decided to spend her entire youth on.
2 years plus passed in a blink of an eye, and the cracks in the relationship started to appear.
Riley noticed that Nan would always have something bad to say about what she's wearing for dates, or the way she does her hair, or the way she carried herself.
"You're dressed so childishly. Why can't you be more matured like other girls?"
"Why don't you try this style? This girl looks good."
Sad thing is, when guys say things like that, while they think it's just a mindless passing remark,
girls cry themselves to sleep at night brooding over those words.
"When he told me he loved me, he already knew what I looked like, how I like to dress... why the sudden change?"
Countless sleepless nights passed where Riley would ask herself this question over and over again.
But because of her love for him, Riley decided to change herself to suit Nan's liking.
She dressed differently, spoke differently, did her hair differently...
She tried to convince herself Nan must have had his reasons for saying those things, and she really wanted to believe Nan was good for her.
During their relationship, even when her friends told her that Nan was bad for her and he was lying to her, Riley would continue defending Nan because she didn't want to give up on their relationship so easily.
From time to time, boys would try their luck to ask Riley out, no strings attached, just a one-off thing.
But without fail, Riley would always direct them to Nan, "If you ask Nan and he's okay with it, then I'm okay."
Throughout the 2 going 3 years relationship with Nan, Riley tried her best to be compromising and understanding every time Nan disappoints her.
Of course, she was always very thankful when Nan does nice things for her (like going on simple dates with her.. although it's pretty much what a boyfriend should do actually).
As for the things she didn't like, she tried to communicate with Nan about them, although most of it falls on deaf ears.
"I understand... I will do my best", Nan assures.
But alas, nothing changed.
When it's an imbalanced relationship where one party keeps giving and the other keeps taking, the strain will inevitably be felt.
There's never been a time where Riley requested for a gift or anything from Nan. Not once.
But there's been one thing on her mind lately - She's been dreaming about a trip to Korea for the longest time, and really wanted Nan to go with her.
When Riley finally mustered her courage and brought up the trip to Nan, without hesitation, Nan brushed it off with a "I'm busy, I have other priorities at the moment"
Her heart sank.
That was the last straw.
Riley impulsively booked a flight and flew to Korea all alone in tears.
I guess it was then a switch flipped inside Riley's mind.
When you love someone so much, and finally realise that despite all you've given to the other party, nothing was appreciated, noting reciprocated, and you aren't even their priority anymore... that immeasurable love quickly turns into hate.
"Well, since you told me your ideal age for marriage was next year, let's not waste time and end things NOW since we're so incompatible."
"I'm sorry, what do you mean?" Nan replied nonchalantly.
"I mean, since you dislike the way I dress, look, speak, and wish that I could be like the other girls all the time, why should we still be together? And now I'm not even your priority anymore.."
"Perhaps you forgot, you promised to get married with me in 6 years' time?"
"What 6 years' time?" Riley said in confusion.
"My mum has already prepared all the dowry, and told all of our relatives of this. We will get married in 3 years' time. You can't back out now." Nan insisted.
Shocked beyond words, Riley's legs gave way as she plopped onto the ground in disbelief.
Her mind whirling with flashbacks of what he said when they first got together.
She could swear there was no mention of 6 years, no mention of promises...
Plus if he no longer loves her, why does he insist on tying her down...?
TO BE CONTINUED.
Have you guys met anyone like Nan in your life before?
Sometimes people really need to learn to walk away because enuff is enuff.
Cleo Hair & Make International
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Before you scroll further, please spend 3:37 minutes watching this MV from Wonder Girls called "Why So Lonely".
Please also notice the rapper/drummer girl in blonde from 2:14 to 2:38 and please understand my feelings without a word hahaha.
She's my latest girl crush, and the ONLY girl I've ever been like "I want to do my hair just like hers!!!"
All past hairstyles I had that bore any likeness to any other celebrities' are purely coincidental.
But this time it isn't!!!
Plus I've tried many hair colours before, but never once have I willingly gotten my fringe cut so short LOL!
The last time I had dog-chewed-fringe (in Qiuqiu's words) was in primary school when my mum forced me to cut my fringe really short so it wouldn't distract me when I'm studying in school hahah!
When I first texted Sio a photo of Yubin in Why So Lonely MV and said I want to try this hair next, he sent me a "hahaha, really?" xD
And I guess that's the same reaction everyone gives me (myself included) the moment they see my new fringe, but I think it takes a bit of getting used to!
Can I just say that this is my FAVOURITE hairstyle to date?!
I know I always feel this way about my latest hairstyles, but I really can't help it when Sio and the other stylists from Cleo Hair & Make are so crazy talented, I always leave the place really satisfied with my new look!
And Sio seriously impressed me sooooo much this time!!!
To be honest, I was half expecting myself to look like absolute crapsh*t with this impulsive decision and tried to mentally prepare myself already, because even Yubin in the video wore a WIG, so it'll definitely look a lot better than compared to my natural hairline, thin hair etc.
But with the limited hair I have on my head, Sio gave me a KPOP-ish Royal Champagne Gold Colour hair (dyed twice to attain this perfect shade), a fringe prettier than I'd expected, and the coolest styling I've ever done at Cleo Hair & Make!
He curled my hair a few strands at a time for the bedhead look and extra volume, to mimic Yubin's hair in the video.
Soooo much effort! :O
He never slacked off although it was getting late & he had another customer to tend to, and he finished the entire look for me super professionally!
I kept looking at the reflections in the glass, mirror, anything relfective after I left Cleo because I couldn't believe he actually pulled this look off and I can't be more thankful! T~T
So go girls, go chase your dreams!
Whichever celebrity you want to look like (at least get their hairstyle), show their photo to Sio and let him perform his magic and make your dreams come true hahaha!
THANK YOU SIO FOR LETTING ME LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE MY GIRL CRUSH!
I'm so obsessed with this song I probably contributed 1,000+ views to it already.
I LOVE THIS HAIR SO MUCH!!! ^~^
If you're keen in booking an appointment at Cleo Hair & Make, you can contact them at:
Cleo Hair & Make International
The Central Mall, LEVEL 4
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
+65 6338 5250
If you like to watch people eat & talk about nonsense.... :D
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Don't you think that dreams give you second chances in real life?
In dreams, you get to experience things you don't in real life, or situations that are likely to happen in future.
If the scenario you dreamt of is something you desire, it's a great motivation for you to work towards it.
And if the scenario turns out to be one of your greatest fear ever, use all of your efforts to make sure it doesn't happen.
"I shouldn't have done that! I wish I didn't say that to him/her.. If only I did this/ that"
From a certain perspective, when you feel these emotions in dreams, it basically means that reality has become your second chance.
Hope you guys will enjoy the official parody video & behind the scenes hahah!
Can't get enuff of PokemonGO yet? :)
Apparently I can't get out of it yet, but here are some things I learnt about life from PokemonGO.
1. Miracles DO happen
Inspired by the Magikarp to Gyrados story, what seems like a splash of hopeless situation can magically take a 180 degrees turn when the time is right (i.e. when finally you have 400 magikarp candies).
2. Don't underestimate the weak
I'm sure most of you know by now that the quickest way to level up is by evolving your Pokemons.
While some of the stronger Pokemon (like Sandshrew, Dratini, Evee) may take 25 to 50 candies to evolve,
Pidgeys, Caterpies & Weedles, the ones that people would usually consider weaker Pokemons, only require 12 candies to evolve.
Each evolution rewards you with 500 XP (1000 XP if you're using a lucky egg), regardless of whether you're evolving a Pidgey or a Dratini.
So think again the next time you walk away from a Caterpie or scorn at the spawning of a Pidgey.
3. Power in numbers
When there are more players gathered at an area with lure, the rate of spawning is usually a whole lot quicker.
So if you're looking to level up quickly, gather your friends and look for public areas that are popular among players so that you guys can help each other out in leveling up.
4. Nobody stands at the top forever
What goes up, must come down.
See that CP 2500 Snorlax standing there basking in spotlight at the top of the gym looking all indestructible?
Don't worry if your Pokemon's maximum CP is 1000.
Because the game is fair in a way that it doesn't allow anyone to dominate a particular gym forever.
You are allowed to battle a gym alongside a friend or another player to take down the gym TOGETHER, and that greatly increases your chances of winning.
Also, when you are fighting a gym with a strong Pokemon, remember to swipe your Pokemon left & right to avoid the enemy's attacks.
5. Not every battle is yours to fight
In PokemonGO, or in life, you choose your battles.
Time is limited, Pokeballs are limited, sleep is limited...
You don't have to catch every single Pokemon that spawns in your way.
Why would you want to catch 5 high CP Pinsirs that appear when you won't be able to evolve it to gain XP, it's not very strong in battles, and would be a waste of your stardust even if you were to power it up anyway?
Instead, why not spend your Pokeballs on Pidgeys (that give you easy & quick XPs during evolution) and Dratinis (that results in a powerful final evolution - Dragonite)?
Not every battle is yours to fight.
And I know it's tempting to start swiping up your Pokeballs at whatever Pokemon comes your way whenever your phone vibrates, but sometimes you just need to learn when to close your eyes and let it go.
I learnt this the hard way when I was totally left with only 6 Great balls, no Pokeballs and no Ultraballs. LOL.
6. When you don't have a plan, you plan to fail
My friend told me this quote the other day, and I think it really applies to life in general, and PokemonGO of course.
Plan the perfect timing to use your Lucky Egg only when you've amassed a sufficient amount of candies & Pokemons to evolve, with no distractions in the background (eg. lots of good/ rare Pokemon spawning).
Otherwise you're just wasting all the potential XPs, or will be torn between gaining XPs from evolving or missing out on completing your Pokedex.
Also, downloading apps like GoRadar to show you which Pokemons are spawning near you (plus exact location) prevents you from going on wild goose chases.
7. Money helps, but it ain't everything
Sure, spending money would help you with getting more Lucky Eggs and Pokeballs etc which will greatly aid in you leveling up.
But even with all those game credit, if you have nobody who wants to be by your side to train with you or fight a gym with you, you'll very quickly lose motivation and interest in the game.
Same goes for life.
Money can buy you fair-weather friends. But when sh*t happens and things go bad, ask yourself deep down if anyone would stand by your side unconditionally.
I think this is actually a huge factor when it comes to PokemonGO.
You can be out the entire day walking/ driving slowly across Singapore in search of rare Pokemons only to see a heap of Zubats, Goldeens or Psyducks,
but someone can be walking home after grocery shopping and chance upon a Dragonite because it randomly spawned there.
So you know, sometimes whatever will be, will be.
How to gain better luck in life... I can't say for sure.
But I'd think it definitely helps if you're a nice, sincere and honest person who helps others, and don't do things against your conscience.
I hope this little PokemonGO rant of mine helped you a little bit, be it about the game, or about life in general.
Heading back into my otaku mode now.
Thank you for reading! :)
NOT SPONSORED, NOT PAID TO POST.
I paid for ALL the products myself.
As promised, here are my favourite products of the moment!!!
And these products are special to me because even with one of the most addictive game apps existing at the moment, I'm still drawn to these products, so that probably says a lot!
In order of sequence:
1. Etude House Tint My Brows Gel (Angry Birds) - $17.80 SGD
2. Innisfree Skinny Microcara - $11.90 SGD
3. Innisfree Eco Beauty Tool Pore Cleansing Brush
4. Innisfree Black Head Good-Bye Finger Tip Silicon
5. Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack - approx $15 to $20 SGD... (I can't remember, sorry!)
6. MATTE JUNKIE Matte Liquid Lipstick, SILKYGIRL (from Watsons) - $11.90
My sis asked me today if I'm back on earth yet or still training my Pokemons.....
Truth is, I'd much rather be catching Pokemons all day!
But as an adult, there are things that need to be done (LOLOL), so I can't play it 24/7 even if I'd wanted to.
SIGH, such is life :X
Regardless of how otaku-ly obsessed I am with PokemonGO, I've still been making a conscious effort to take care of my skin, not neglecting basic hygiene (brushing teeth at least twice a day), trying out new skincare/make up products etc!
And I'm surprised that even with such a strong distraction (PokemonGO) in my life, I can still be amazed by certain make up/skincare products, so they definitely will be worth mentioning!
I'll probably do a video tomorrow before I head out to catch Pokemons again heheh :D
Hello! I'm Rachell Tan,
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