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I've moved!

I have been radio silent for a couple of days partly due to the hectic work week and also, I was busy re-learning an entirely new blogging platform and coding my new site. It's been up for awhile but I wanted to perfect it. It's not quite 100% and I'll still be tweaking stuff along the way, but it's been too long since I've got the domain and put off launching it proper!

For my LJ friends, I'll still be reading your entries so pleeease leave me on your list. I'll still be blogging private entries on LJ as wordpress isn't so friendly for that function but I won't be cross posting or blogging publicly here. But please update your bookmarks and feel free to subscribe to my new blog on Google Reader which is the best thing for reading the gazillion blogs that I follow! Simply add my blog URL to the "add a subscription" box or there's also a link for my rss feeds.

I'll still be leaving this blog and won't be locking the old entries up as my travel entries, recipes etc all link back to LJ. I didn't migrate my entries as I didn't feel a need to (yet) and it's too mind boggling for not so tech savvy me.

So I'll be blogging at my new space at The Bokeeffect - find out why I picked that name :P, so hop on over! I appreciate all the support over the last 4-5 years - thanks for reading and hope to hear from you at my new space :)


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Spot the resemblance




My friend took this picture for me and I absolutely have to share it because I crack up each time I see it.

I got that tee for her because she has the same dog that is printed on the tee. I didn't realize the resemblance was uncanny :P What was funnier was how she made him pose in the exact same way. Bwahahahahaah.

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Hi Mr Police(wo)man!




It was S's hen's night yesterday and this is the only photo that will get to see daylight since the rest cannot be shared publicly :P

We were all utterly excited when S's boyfriend finally proposed. We were all looking forward to the hen's party which had countless emails on it. TS was the mastermind and this is the woman who is an expert in party planning. I mean the last time they all dressed up as angels with HUGE wings and you can always count on her to plan something really FUN.

The theme was 'policewomen'. Read. Caps, badges, handcuffs, batons and of course, the sexy twist to the uniform. We were all supposed to wear a white collared shirt but loo and behold, we all realized that none of us owned one. Yea. The only 'white' item I had was this G-star tee so I tried my best to make it work. S and I met TS at the hotel before meeting the rest and we walked in without the 'accessories' and hiked up tops because we didn't want to be mistaken for working girls -_- BUT, we did walk out in those outfits AND down Orchard Road and if I might add, the entire length of it grabbing *ahem, loads of wanted and unwanted attention.

It was a fantastic night! B.T and the boys went out and had their own boy's night out and met up with us at the end but I dare say we had loads more fun :P We pub hopped including Attica -the mothership, which is where S met her French beau 4 years back. S was a great sport and oh my, did she rawk it. I can't share the full details :P and all I can say is -

Those outfits got all the attention that we wanted. Those hats are a guy magnet I'm telling you. Met a few sleazys but it was funny how all the guys were flocking to us no matter where we went :P The 1-for-1 martinis at SGD$15 at No.5 are friggin' good but dangerously strong. Sorry, Singaporean guys, we thought the non Singaporean guys were waaaay more generous and fun.

P.S big call-out and thanks to the generous people at No.5 who gave us tequila shots on the house. That was totally unexpected and sweet. And also, free immediate entry at Attica - thanks Attica guys!

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Green polka dots and stripes




Martina Pink ballet flats


Giraffe and my Tiffany hearts which look like they could do with some polishing


Cole Haan aviators & Tag Heuer watch


f21 top, River Island belt

I love polka dots and stripes so much, I try to bold clash them sometimes. I was utterly happy to find a top that had already done that for me :p

I'm so glad I decided to spend money to repair my Tag. It was quite a price to pay but this watch had huge sentimental value. It was gifted to me from my Mom when I was in university so I've had it for a very long time now. I reckon this watch will always be special to me :)


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Those colored sugar puffs



The last time we were at Canele intending the order some macarons for dessert, they were all completely sold out. I figured they must at least be decent so I made a mental note to get them somehow.

I wished I could try every flavor but that will send my blood sugar levels sky high so I tried to pick out what I thought was the best.

Orange bergamote, raspberry framboise, coffee, feuillitine ganache and caramel sel.

Verdict? I like them! The salty caramel was a bit too sweet but it was still good. Flavors tasted authentic and not artificially flavored. I would buy them again in future.

Canele
290 Orchard Road
#B1-25 Paragon
Singapore 238859
+(65) 6733 8893

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Get fit for a cause

It's been almost a month since the Japan disaster happened and the buzz around it has sort of quieten down in cyber space. I don't read as much about it as during the first week that it happened and in some ways, people have 'moved on' to other news and happenings.

As for me, I can't say that I've done great in donating but I can say that I've done what I can be it spreading the word as I am still doing via this blog with my tiny call out at the end of each post, or running a few miles in the Run for Japan Nike+ challenge (which is now over by the way since we've achieved USD$200,00 or 200,000 miles). I was pleasantly surprised and pleased when Fitness First invited me to join in with their fundraising activities to help raise funds for Japan. Unfortunately, the scheduled activities clashes with mine so I am unable to participate but I would still like to do a little shout-out here for those who are looking for some fun fitness activities to participate in and at the same time, do something for Japan.

Fitness First is holding a charity drive at all 11 of its fitness clubs here in Singapore with the aim of raising SGD$12,000 which will go to the Singapore Red Cross Society for the Japan disaster relief. Instructors will be pledging a portion of their salaries to the cause and Fitness First personal trainers (PT) will be donating their time to conduct personal training sessions for members and the fees will be donated to Red Cross. Donation tins are placed at all reception counters in the 11 Fitness First clubs from 11-25 April 2011.

The fundraising fitness activities include -

... Urban-athlon @ Fitness First at One Georget Street on 12 April, Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm in the outdoor area. It is opened to both Fitness First members and the public. You can register either at the club reception or call +(65) 6538 7666 to register. A minimum donation of SGD$5 is required to register for this activity and you are encouraged to donate more if you want to. The Urban-athlon consists of 2 categories - 1.5km run + 5 exercise stations OR 2.5km run + 5 stations.

For those that do not fancy doing runs or circuit training and prefer to sweat it out by dancing, you can participate in the -

... "Saturday Night Fever" themed dance class @ Fitness First at Tampines (which is the newly opened club- first in the East) at CPF Building, Level 4 on 16 April, Saturday from 12:15-1:15pm in the main GX studio. It is opened to both Fitness First members and the public. Register 1 day in advanced at the club reception or call +(65) 6438 5998. Participants are encouraged to dress according to the theme and a minimum donation of SGD$5 is required for registration and you are encouraged to donate more if you want to.

Selected group exercise classes at all 11 Fitness First Clubs will also be participating in this fundraising drive from 11-17 April so check out the website here.

With my schedule packed to the brim, I'll be at most doing a run or two and one yoga class this weekend. But watch this space as I'll be trying out a new workout at the new Fitness First gym @ Tampines some time soon and I can't wait to share more about it. :)

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