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  • Posted On: August 23rd 2018 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments
    Categories: Love, Personal life, Reviews

    Yay, it’s a public holiday again. I’m loving public holidays more because that means I get to wake up late.

    Now that I have finished school (and still working), I am a bit confused what else to do. Well, I know I am still working but I need something to excite my mundane lifestyle.

    I went to watch Crazy Rich Asians with Chin Hau today. Hehe, our first movie date. Come to think of it… We usually eat more at our dates than do other stuff (although we do actually do other stuff other than eating). Quite interesting to see how charmed he was on the movie. Hehe, sneaky Sakura in the making when she steal glances at him…  :blush:

    Crazy Rich Asians is actually quite a nice movie and it is nice to see Singapore landscape on the big screen too. I don’t think I have seen Singapore in the big screen for so many instances. Actually Singapore is quite nice indeed. If you have not touched Crazy Rich Asians, do watch it soon! It’s like a proud work by asians and lots of Singapore parts to it! I feel so proud now. Whee~

    The plot though… Is kind of unrealistic. Well, to be frank, I find the ending very rushed. Like… Just because Rachel went to talk to Nick’s mother and said she backed out because she don’t want to strain the relationship of Nick and his family then her mother decided to give them her blessings? Like seriously?! Maybe the book is more in-depth and the movie is just too rushed. I find it quite draggy at the start though. Oh, and Fiona Xie’s character, Kitty Pong, is kind of surprising. Like such an obvious of gold digging. I think Fiona has the body and seductive expression to portray the character very well too.

    What do you think of the movie (after you have watched it)?


    Posted On: June 2nd 2018 at 1:55 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Articles, Food, Friendship, Pictures, Reviews, With my LX10

    I went to Seiwaa Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki Restaurant with Alex and Jin Quan on last Thursday (24 May 2018). It is so much better than Ajiya

    It’s going to be my favourite okonomiyaki place in Singapore. :smile: I’m definitely going back there again. :happy: 

    We kind of over-ordered. I think we ordered 2 okonomiyaki (pork and tom yum), 1 seafood teppanyaki set (for 2 people) and 1 monjayaki (chicken). All these amount of food for 3 people. :shocked: And it is still cheaper than going for the buffet option too. Haha.

    I also used my new Panasonic LX10 for this trip and here are the photos I took. Seriously though, the selfies taken using the camera is superb. The bokeh is amazing! Just think of iPhone portrait lighting mode but you do not need to hold it so far away and the bokeh effect is much better.

    Anyway, I don’t upload photos of myself online so here are the rest of the photos – mainly food cause it is a food trip after all. :grin: 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174293227923/2-okonomiyaki-waiting-for-us-to-cook-and-eat-them

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174298167408/look-at-that-amount-of-seafood-for-us-to-cook-can

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174298169678/im-still-getting-used-to-the-camera-and-have-been
     

    I cooked the bottom okonomiyaki! The tom yum one. I’m a better chef than Alex. Well, this is probably the first time Alex cook something. :shocked: Jin Quan don’t even cook at all. Lol…

    Lesson learnt: Don’t go Seiwaa with people who can’t cook at all unless you want to cook the whole meal. Lololol.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174299285488/the-finished-product-can-you-guess-which-one-is

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174299383388/its-chicken-monja-my-first-time-seeing-this-in

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174301476988/can-anyone-guess-what-is-this-its-tom-yum

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174498535993/tom-yum-okonomiyaki-before-we-started-cooking-it


    Posted On: May 27th 2018 at 11:05 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Articles, Food, Pictures, Reviews

    I met Huiping and Renny (Huiping’s husband) for okonomiyaki back in late March this year. We went to Ajiya Okonomiyaki near Beauty World MRT.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174146357843/cooking-in-process-cant-wait-to-eat-it-do

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174146368618/all-cooked-it-tasted-not-too-bad-too-will-i-go

    Then we had desserts at Beauty World shopping centre (I think that’s the name). I must say that the desserts are the best part of the gathering… The okonomiyaki isn’t as good as I thought it would be. I went to another okonomiyaki shop recently and whoa, it’s really good. I’m going to go there again. Will blog about it when the photos are up on my Instagram. :smile: 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/174177133158/desserts-after-a-good-lunch-of-okonomiyaki-d

    Well, I find the okonomiyaki at Ajiya rather expensive. How it works is that you pick the key ingredients like pork, bacon, etc and they will add it to your order. However, the base ingredients are quite basic. Like cabbage and egg. For the price and the taste, I would not recommend anyone to go Ajiya. You are probably better off cooking it yourself at home or go to Seiwaa (which is the one that I am going to recommend).


    Posted On: May 17th 2018 at 9:30 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Makeup, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, With my NEX

    In my last blog post, I mentioned how I got 2 makeup related events. Well, that’s unusual for me since I am not a beauty blogger or completely into makeup.

    My first makeup related event (on the spree of makeup events) is Chanel Coco Game Center and I went with Geck Keat before meeting the rest of the Randumps clique for lunch. It’s been a few months ever since we last met. I think we last met last December. It’s great to meet them just before my final exam as well. :grin: 

    Chanel Coco Game Center is Chanel’s event to promote their new Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush (meant for cheeks and lips). I almost bought it though. Haha, I still got my new lipstick this month though. I went for the Dior Addict lipstick in IT Pink. :smile: 

    Anyway, since it is a game center theme, there are some games to play which of course, I sucked at all of them.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173612943788/so-excited-for-chanel-coco-game-center-do-follow

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173625275663/went-to-chanel-coco-game-center-to-play-and-proud

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173959858663/cool-gifts-by-chanel-i-would-love-to-have-them

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173826529423/hehe-my-friend-won-me-on-2-rounds-of-arcade-games

    Apparently Rayner flew to Perth with Yilin’s family for vacation and none of us knew about it. But he still bought us cute koala bear souvenirs from his vacation. Thanks Rayner! :happy: 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173816875478/didnt-know-that-my-friend-went-to-perth-but-he

    We went Saizeriya for lunch and whoa, we kind of ordered a bit too much too. :stressed:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173845360633/havent-met-randumps-for-such-a-long-time-due-to

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173845367768/havent-met-randumps-for-such-a-long-time-due-to

    After lunch, we walked around randomly and I discovered a random book gift…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173927642938/spotted-at-naiise-who-is-interested-to-read-a


    Not something that I would go for but I’m sure some of you will be interested in it…


    Posted On: May 12th 2018 at 4:06 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I was at Kinokuniya and was reading the book on Korean skin care (this one) and got inspired to blog about my own skincare routine. I have blog about it in my previous posts before:

    I’m going to use the same format again. :smile: 

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    2. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    3. Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence
    4. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    5. Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen (I’m using the tinted version that is only found in USA)
    6. CNP Laboratory Omega Perfection Sun Block (for my neck and arms)
    7. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX or Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion
    8. Belif Sun Powder (optional since I don’t really use it so often)

    Night care

    1. Makeup remover
    2. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    3. Any masks that I happened to buy (which is a huge range so I’m not going to list them here)
    4. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    5. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (My all-time holy grail product!)
    6. Innisfree Green Tea Serum

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    Seems like I should expand on my night skin care regime… 6 steps is probably not sufficient, haha.