Sunday, 28 July 2013


Shirt - Online // Skirt - BKK
Loafer flats - Forever 21 // Watch - Michael Kors

TGIF. Fridays are always dress-down days, feel free to bring out the prints! Haven't been feeling inspired lately, not to mention lazy, so my dressing up days are slowly ebbing away. The rest of the week I pretty much stick to my usual semi-formal form, repeating most outfits since I wake up every morning groggy and impossibly grumpy to give two hoots about a full runway show.

I got the Zara-inspired skirt at Platinum Mall after pondering for ages (it cost me 400 baht so you can surely understand my hesitation there). Denim shirt has been literally worn to death by me, it really is one of my favorite go-tos for any outfit. Shoes that are pretty yet bring out the pain in me, never once have I yet to survive these pair without band-aids. Prints on prints, blue on blue. I'm liking it.


Oh and just to randomly mention, caught The Wolverine last night and it was awesome. I'm naturally always biased when it comes to hot men, but the show was pretty good aside some minor bummers. Finally a superhero fighting it out in another country other than USA and destroying the usual Trump Towers in NYC. Japan!! The Zojoji scene just left me excited with glee all over again, having just been there last Winter (still suffering from post-Japan withdrawals, evidently. I need to go back!!). And totally digging the mix of the Samurai and Yakuza into the storyline. I've always been into the Japanese cultures. DOPE. Oh, and basically I just love X-Men movies. What can I say? Hugh Jackman, Wolverine, Logan, whatever - I LOVE. (yes Tony Stark, love you too) Okay knees quivering from excitement again, bye now.

Monday, 22 July 2013

I'm a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I'm lazy, yet I'm ambitious. I don't like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don't care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I'm a conflicted contradiction. If I can't figure myself out, there's no way anyone else can.

Here, here. 

Monday, 15 July 2013

Last Saturday was just pure shitloads of food (guilt talk). My mom, sis and I headed out to JB for the day, and what else do you do besides eating? Food's definitely much cheaper, so I made sure to make the most of it. I don't really fancy JB all that much usually due to safety issues, but I dare say a once-in-a-blue-moon treat could be pretty awesome. Sorry for the lack of picture qualities of recent, but y'all know I'm goddamn lazy to lug any heavy shit around (worse still, never ever would in JB). Sidetracking a little, speaking of which I'm pretty tempted to get a new camera. Totally eyeing the upcoming Samsung NX2000 (!!), hitting stores this month. Dilemmas dilemmas. I really ought to stop thinking that money drops from the sky.

Back on track, so of course we always start with food before all else. We stuck to City Square pretty much the whole time. The place has changed loads, and I'm kinda impressed except for the ever disgusting restrooms. It was Arashi Shabu Shabu for lunch, two sets shared between us three. And before this, we already had Share Tea and fruits to go. Amazeballs, my stomach knows no limits.

Off to shop after the first round of food. Don't be deceived by the following two pictures, I don't get why my sis looks so stoned. Oh, and I was in frames again cause I still hadn't gotten my contacts yet. The second shows the two in absolute exhaustion while I was waiting to get my shoe size to try on. Huh, you'd think I was the shopaholic one. In fact, that was the only time I tried something on, while the two were tired out from their shopping. I suspect that my mom is kinda of a shoe-holic, cause she made sure to enter each shoe store while we were there! Mom, now you know where I get my genes from, spending limit I'm pretty sure probably came from dad. Just sayin'. Anyway, I ended up with nothing while both my mom and sis got a pair of something each, boo hoo hoo. Jealous.

Hitting the third level, and look what I see. A friggin' Famous Amos store! Holy shit how come Singapore doesn't even have one like this one? I am of course, jelly. Not that I'm into cute stuff and all, I just think it sucks that the Singapore shop loses out to JB's. Check that out man. Made sure to get myself 200g worth of cookies, since they were  cheaper there too. Yep, my second round of food. I'd thought of getting the usual Auntie Anne's cinnamon sticks too, but thought better of it. I can't afford no more calories, that's for sure. Sulks.

Once done combing the place, it's off to dinner. Yes, food again. Told you so. Took a cab down to my usual favorite seafood place. My family's never been there, and I'd promised to bring them there. The place's called Sin Kimdo by the way, located at Taman Sentosa. Tell any cab driver to stop at the shop with the huge crab sign and they would know.

Okay so let me tell you the funny part of this story. Before we headed off for dinner, we already walked about City Square to look for a salon. The mother and sis needed a trim. I personally would never leave my beloved hair in the hands of any salon there, just sayin. So the salons at City Square seemed more costly than what they wanted, so we decided to discard the idea and straight to dinner. Upon reaching the place, incidentally there was a salon just right beside the eatery. So guess what? My mom and sis decided to get their hair cuts while waiting for our food. It doesn't sound bad or anything, pretty efficiently multitasking in fact, but I felt pretty ridiculous sitting there all alone waiting for them. And they weren't even done when the food arrived! Sad sad soul in me sat there like a lonely puppy about to embark on food coma with the amount of food we ordered. Thank goodness they were done soon enough, if not I was ready to whack somebody out of annoyance really. Highlights of the place has always been the salted egg crab.  Though I think standards may have dropped since then, the sauce ain't as much and the crabs ain't as big anymore. Wouldn't mind still going back though, cause food is just too cheap. Look at the huge oysters!! Yum. Our meal cost about SGD40-50 (missing from the picture there was also hot plate tofu and BBQ chicken wings & mushrooms) so hell yeah. Fat belly fulfilled.

And just to end this post on a sweeter note, here's a narcissistic picture of my sis and I. Mom was lagging behind. Pretty fun day. Been really enjoying family time as of late. Definitely looking forward to doing more of this. Family always comes first, that I've slowly come to comprehend and appreciate. Till then. x

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Material Girl

(L-R) Philip Lim Pashli Mini Satchels - Ralph Lauren Romance - Marc Jacobs Fresh - Gucci Glorious Mandarin - Furla Candy Bag - Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses - Hunter Original Boots - Sony NEX 6 - Fujifilm x100s - iPad Mini - Chanel Boy Bag

Never enough.

Monday, 8 July 2013

So it seems like I've finally come round to finishing another set of photos! Well actually, there weren't many for this trip, since I did mention that I was either too busy shopping, carrying, eating or sweating. But whatever that I took (which I made sure to filter to be pleasing to the eyes too hah!), here they are. Anyway I'm pretty sure the rest of Singapore is much more familiar with the streets of Bangkok than I'll ever be, it's like second home to many of us, so I don't even need to explain much. Just look and see.

Like I said, Bangkok is a pretty amazing place. Albeit never in favor of the dirty streets, air nor local cons, the place has its charm of itself. The last time I went was probably three years ago, and all I did back then was to follow the group around. Nothing really appealed to me back then, but then again I was rather young (still am young at heart I hope!) and unappreciative of most things. So after years of hearing countless raves for The Land of Smiles, I decided to give it another go, this time round with the best friend. Not to mention, Thai food (spicy shit and all that crap) is one of my favorite types of delicacies.

Before this trip I made sure to read up on some information about the place. I'm pretty sure ever since Japan happened, I've been in this super OCD mode when it comes to planning overseas trips. I'm determined to make sure that I list down all the places I need to go to and all the food I need to devour. Bangkok is simple enough, the tough part was 1) making sure not to be conned by the cab drivers 2) making space in me to fit shitloads of food. Oh well, we tried. We took Thai Airways this trip, and you have no idea how excited I was to be flying by a normal airline. Not that I haven't in my life, but it's definitely been some time, and the luxury was liberating even for the short two hours. Meals served on board weren't too bad, or maybe because I was overwhelmed with excitement. I was like a kid in a candy shop, really. Embarrassing.

Touched down close to ten and took a cab to the hotel, Glow Pratunam. I don't know why, for I'd assumed that cabs at the airport run by the meter with the added toll fee whatnot. Ours didn't, though the total charge was 400bt. Thankfully, no jam whatsoever. We were allowed to check-in early, and check out the room! Huge, bright and clean, just that way I like'em. Dropped our goods and headed out, first stop at Platinum since it was just opposite us. Lunch at the foodcourt (like everyone else), which I had a slight turmoil in deciding what to have. We ended up choosing Phad Thai (no one ever leaves Thailand without Phad Thai yo), fried oyster egg (oily as hell but so so good) and Kway Chap. Added on with an extra waffle in rum and raisin which I found too sweet for liking. This was all after the meal we had on flight just two hours before. Holy shit. Anyway we made up with exercise by combing the lanes of Platinum Mall. Spent hours just looking through shop after shop, till my legs were crying. We didn't do too bad on the first day, but I've seen worse. Dinner was at MK Restaurant, Central World. Needed to try the famed roasted duck, and man was it good. Nothing much can be said about the rest though, pity. It was a drizzly night, and we were pretty beat, so we headed back for an early night. I can't believe we forgot the option of a massage there and then. My legs were absolutely killing me and ached the whole night and the next day, what a dumbass.

Next day was up and early for Chatuchak. Can't believe I woke up before my alarm went off every single morning. I must be getting really old, weird body clock. Anyway we needed to hail a cab there and had to argue with those who tried to con us. One agreed to run by meter, but I was smart enough to ask if he was planning on a stopover at some time-wasting shop, which he did intend too. I was pretty adamant that we would not stop anywhere, cheating scums. While arguing, I made sure to keep one leg out (don't ever shut the door until you're confirmed on taking the cab) hah! We forgo-ed the trickster and walked further ahead to ask other cabs. One finally agreed to run by meter and no stopover. At first we were pretty worried if he'd cheat us still by some other, but turns out he was a darn honest driver, and for that the dude earned some tips from us. We're generous to the ones who deserve it, that I'll say. Though holy hell, Chatuchak was blazing hot. Sun beating straight down on you is no laughing matter, and that I earned a slight tan. But I was extremely pleased to have found the ever famous coconut ice-cream and chicken noodle soup! Good food makes me happy, especially when you're dying from dehydration, exhaustion and raging hunger. Didn't buy much at all, but the food was a good score. Off to Union Mall next, but nothing interesting as usual. Had a quick bite (again!) at Greyhound Cafe which I've been meaning to try. The pasta was so so good. Thinking of it makes me burn with yearn for food. Finally got my nails done at MBK (pretty bad though cause the dude made my finger bleed), which weren't exactly cheap but I was desperate so there. 

That night I had determinedly planned for clubbing. So many raves about Route66, I just needed to check it out for myself. Another honest cab driver dropped us off at RCA. Indeed such a good idea. The place is absolutely huge, with a fantastic space inside and smoking zone on the outer with the clear music pounding from indoors. Old school R&B and Hip Hop never gets old. Not to mention the restrooms are fucking dope. Didn't manage to take pictures for the night, but you'll need to check it out yourself. I want to live there, seriously.

Apparently most clubs in Bangkok end the night at two. Lucky for us, cause we wanted to stay for the good music but had to get up so early the next day. We woke up and headed for the famous Wanton Mee just along the street beside our hotel. It was literally like being back in Singapore, basically cause practically everyone there was Singaporean. Even the staff there speak fluent Chinese, possibly better than mine. Noodles were good, but the portions are unbelievably small. I could've finished with five takes. No wonder the Thais are so slim, really. Ordered extra pig intestines and they were awesome. Chewy, tender, dopeass.

Erawan Shrine after brunch. I could've sworn it was the most torturous scorching moment of my life there. Non-sheltered, the sun was beating down so hard on us you have no idea. I literally could've sweated a bottle of water there. Melting make up, not cool. Black Canyon iced latte saved my life. I need some NOW. 

Dinner on the last night was at T&K Seafood. It was pounding rain that night, so cabs were definitely a hard call. Negotiated 150bht each way to and fro Chinatown. Sadly, I reckon my throat was really acting up by then by all the hot and heavy shit I was taking in, so dinner didn't go down too well that night. I definitely need to go back to give the place another try again.

Oh boy what a stupendously long ass post. Didn't even expect myself to type that much.  Oh well. Bangkok was good, I'm glad for the second chance to taste the beauty of that place. Scored myself some pretty awesome deals too. You don't want to know how much I spent just at Big C alone, and I was estastic to have finally chanced upon my absolute favorite Sour Ice Breakers. My loves. Oh, and I got my hands on the Jo Malone scents at the Suvarnabhumi Airport enroute home, so much cheaper than in Singapore stores. Score.

Okay I'm done with this, I'm out. Bangkok, till we meet again! I'm sure, soon. xx