Claire loves to snack P5: AJ Delights Muffins, Otah Waffle Tampines, cup noodles and more!

I tend to think alot when I’m alone. After staying at home for a week now, I realized that I preferred working in a office than home. Of course it would be better if I can start work late. Work from home is not meant for me, it makes me depressed.

For those who asked, I am recovering well. This small wound is nothing compared to my spinal implant and lipo. Just abit restricted in terms of movement but all are well.

I will be sharing my lipoma removal surgery soon but today snacks first!

  1. AJ Delights Muffins

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If you love muffins like I do, go give this place a visit. So far I have only tried their matcha and chocolate flavoured ones and I am hooked. The muffin is so good and soft!

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Blk 120, Bukit Merah Lane 1,
#01-82, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Singapore 150120.

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2. Tohato Barbeque Potato Rings

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I either got this from Daiso or Cold storage. The barbeque flavoured ones are super addictive and trust me, one packet is never enough.

3. Nissin Big Curry Cup noodle from Japan

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I don’t usually eat cup noodles but I love all the cup noodles from Japan. This is my favourite cup noodle right now and I can’t find a replacement for this. I can’t find this in the singapore market and getting them online can be pretty expensive (the last I checked). If I ever go back Japan this year, is to buy cup noodles only. LOL!

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4. Mie Sedaap Cup

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Full of MSG and that’s what makes it tasty! I brought this back from Bali but I think you can find this on Qoo10 and maybe in supermarkets too.

5. OLW Grill potato chips 

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From IKEA! IKEA has some really good and addictive chips!

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6. Marabou Noblesse Original Crisp (IKEA)

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This chocolate crisps are super thin and crispy, I can down a few pieces at one go!

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7. Marabou Salty Crackers (IKEA) 

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This chocolate salty cracker thing is insane. It is super sinful and at about $4-5 per packet but trust me it’s very worth it!!

8. Baker Brothers Cracker Sandwiches 

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Got this from IKEA too but I think you can get at elsewhere as well. Good to bring a few packets with you if you are out exploring.

9. Otah Waffle from Tampines! 

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I love old school shops like this that sells literally everything. What got me interested is the otah waffle. I tried ham and cheese waffle in Republic Poly before but Otah?? that never crossed my mind and so I got interested and bought one from them.

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you can also get rainbow bread and home made (I assumed) jam and spread here!

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I got one otah waffle and we liked it! Different from the usual chocolate waffle but this is really nice! I got tons of otah at home by the way I just need the waffle maker. LOL.

This shop is just beside Topp Care at tampines! @ Block 201D Tampines Street 21 #01-1131, Singapore 524201

I really love talking about snacks, and of course eating them too. 😀 Will continue the rest in another post. 🙂

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Mylife: How to treat fungal infection!

Your sway girl here got so many things to share with you. Other than today’s topic I wanna show you my toe xray too. That will be in another post.. let’s talk about fungus first.

Around late last year I got fungal infection on the feet. It started from a blister and developed into a nasty fungal infection.

I remembered the disgusting affected area and I was very depressed back then as it was so ugly and itchy. I have no idea where I got it from, probably from exploring too much.. I didn’t know it was fungal infection until my 3rd visit to the doctor.

Funny how the doctor can’t see that it is fungus. I mean even Simon knew it was but no doctor can confirm it until the 3rd. The doctor asked me to apply Gentrisone cream but it didn’t get better and so Simon asked me to try Zarin cream instead.

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Zarin Cream: For the treatment of ringworm, athletes foot, white spots and fungal infections. 

I applied twice a day for almost a month and the spot is healed now. So if you are looking for something to treat the above mentioned, go get Zarin. You can get it at Watsons. It works.

And before I end this post. Do continue to apply the area even when it is healed for about a week or 2 to entirely kill it!

Anyone can get it. It spares no one. -_-

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How my spine looked like… after my Spinal fusion surgery and also my Chiropractic review!

If you know me long enough, you should know I’ve had spinal fusion surgery done. It was a scary surgery but trust me, it is not as scary as liposuction.

And as requested, I am finally showing you my spine today.

So.. here you go!
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This is the implant inside my body. My spine was originally a ‘S’ shape spine.
It is not entirely straight now as you can see from the Xray..

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You know when I looked at this I actually find it very scary. I don’t know what will happen next time but for now I’m not gonna think so much and so far yet.

So to answer your question. Yes I am not that flexible anymore. I used to be so flexible last time. I can’t even do proper sit ups now. I used to be able to do 50situps in 1minute when I was still fat. But now I couldn’t even reach 30 in 1minute.

Anyway I also want to share with you my experience with Pinnacle Chiropractic at Simon Plaza. I went there last year because they came to my company and there was a promo whereby I just need to pay $40 for the consultation. JX and I went for our appointment, wanting to know more about our spines but ended up paying $150-199 to get our xray done at Radlink Toa Payoh. haha.

After the Xray, we went back to Pinnacle for our follow up and treatment, where we pay another $65-75 bucks. Spend alot of money but I must say the treatment is quite amazing! The doctor had to be super careful with me because of my spine but after the adjustment, I felt energized and my posture instantly becomes better!

If you want to know my package price (customized) just drop me an email!!

I’m not promoting them okay but I really feel good after the treatment. The reason why I didn’t continue is because I think I’m not ready to commit and I have no time to commit to the treatments/adjustments too. You have to commit to the care plan that the chiropractor planned for you which I think is too difficult for me. Too many things for me to work on now. Maybe I will in the near future but I’m also quite worried about the implant in my body. zzz

The chiropractor also told me that I am actually putting additional stress on the other parts of the spine. 🙁 This is probably why my neck and head is always aching. sigh..

So anyway you know the drill, just drop me an email if you want to know more. See you in my next post! 🙂

Till the next time people! 😀
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Japan Trip D3: Cooking at ABC cooking studio Japan & wearing Yukata for the first time!

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Right after our breakfast on our 3rd day, we head to ABC Cooking Studio Midtown Studio for cooking lessons! It was super fun because I made my favourite teriyaki chicken and maki sushi!

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Ingredients..

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Our instructor.

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Joanna mixing them.

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Pretty japanese mixing the rice!

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Salmon!

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3 bowls of rice for us to share!

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seaweed!

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Victoria preparing the roll!

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like.a.pro!

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All the girls looking so serious suddenly. lol!

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While we were busy with the chicken and salmon, our group mates are preparing the ingredients for the desserts later!

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I was already so hungry by then and I just want to finish up the chicken quickly.

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Sydney and Joanna were thirsty and they went to make tea (i know right!) and I had to monitor their induction cooker. LOL! I was so stressed because I don’t know what to expect!

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Victoria was still there cooking like a pro!

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So here’s me, looking at their chicken meat and worrying that the oil might splatter onto me!

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But you have to act chio infront of the camera, so here I am smiling. LOL

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Yummms!

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Pour in the teriyaki sauce and look at this. Wow now I’m really hungry!

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Sydney and Joanna’s chicken meat was burnt by the way LOL! 

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After the teriyaki chicken were done, we continued to make our maki roll and Victoria and I were trying our very best to make our dishes look beautiful hahaha.

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The sushi kept collapsing and we had to keep pressing and shaping it.

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Eventually we completed the ‘challenge’ and here I am holding our masterpiece hahaha. I look different here man. Maybe it’s the short hair..

After the cooking experience and lunch, we went for Yukata dressing at Nihonbashi, place: Kyorakutei, COREDO Muromachi 3, 3F!

This is my first time wearing Yukata and I honestly don’t know what to expect. I don’t even know which prints/colors I would look better in and just decided on the really light coloured one..

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Would like to try with Simon too!

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Change into my yukata and we did a short photoshoot. LOL so awkward. My face and eyes were so puffy by the way!

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I look too guai here. Deceiving HAHA.

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Group photo!

After that we went for japanese tea and desserts tasting at Tsuruya Yoshinobu, Coredo Muromachi 3, 1F!

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very beautiful handcrafted traditional sweets from kyoto but I think they are too sweet for me.

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Next, we visited the Art Aquarium – Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, Coredo Muromachi 1, 5F (Entrance on 4F)

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beautiful setups, lightings and goldfish!

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after this we went for a walk along the NAKA DORI through the Coredo Muromachi shopping area!

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and more photos with the peeps at the Fukutoku Shrine! Do you know that Fukutoku Shrine has been watching over the town and the people of Nihonbashi since the 9th century?

Around 5pm or so, we changed back to our own clothes and prepare to go to our hotel. We stayed at Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel for the last night!

It was a transit hotel and the room was quite small but 3 of us continue to sleep in the same bed that night anyway. lol! After checked in and wash up, we met up again and wanted to go to Shibuya but lost our way. We ended up stopping at a random station, if I’m not wrong it was Osaki station and just settle at someplace nice for a quick dinner. hahhaa. I remembered there was nothing to see nor shop and we were just walking around aimlessly. But the most epic moment of the night was when we stood along this road that seemed to be the expressway and gossip for about 45minutes. LOL.

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Our dinner place at a random Izakaya.

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ordered yakitori, gyozas and FRIED RICE. We had to point at the menu because no one knows how to speak english or chinese there. The 3 of us cannot go to japan again, we are real road idiots.

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Really miss Japan and these 2 girls. I am finally finishing these posts! The next one will be the last one and I will try to publish it asap so that I can continue my Bali and MELBOURNE posts. Omg. -_-

Alright then, see you soon! 
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Bye 2016, Hello 2017. Thank you thank you thank you! :)

How have you been people. I think it has been awhile since I write about my life and my thoughts.

To start off this post, I want to say my thanks. There are so many people I want to thank, the good and also the evils. My biggest thanks will be to my husband of course, because he has helped me so much, from taking photos to writing blog posts. My blog and instagram has grown so much because of him.

My second thanks go to you. My readers, followers and subscribers whom I call friends. Thank you for following my blog for so many years. Thank you for liking my photos and supporting my campaigns and thank you for watching my videos. I am really really really thankful and grateful for that. I am sorry I stopped my videos suddenly, I had to take a break because everything was too much for me to bear.

In 2015, you guys were there for me too. You talked to me and share with me your stories. You were there to offer me support when I cancelled my wedding. I am really happy that I started blogging. Blogging has allowed me to know that this world is not that ugly afterall.

2016 was a brand new start for me. The things that I went through in 2015 has shaped me into another person. I no longer judge another person for what he or she does, I try to understand and put myself in their shoes.

In 2016, I told myself that I need to be strong. I need to kill the nightmares and work harder towards my goals. I don’t want to be another girl that just wants to be pretty. I don’t want to be call a bimbo. I want to be able to share my personal experience, my life and relate to people.

In order to be different, I told myself that I I need to be confident, I most importantly.. need to be myself. In 2016, I worked on my confidence for awhile. I probably took about 6months I don’t know. You can go and take a look at my photos last time. I was so awkward then lol.

In 2016, I had been very lucky. Other than the lucky draws and giveaways, I/we had worked with brands that I never thought that we would be able to. I was given alot of opportunities and I am really thankful for it. I don’t think I am 100% lucky too because I/we had work really hard for it. My proudest achievement for this year would be my travel posts, instagram and our exploring series. And of course all posts under Simontey because whatever he writes generate a good amount of readership too.

I will also work harder for even better photos. I am really happy that people like my fashion style and Simon’s photos. It means alot to me and we will work harder to produce even better photos. 🙂 As much as I hate instagram, I adore it too because it makes me happy when people comment on my photos and liking them.

The next person that I want to thank is Joyce. I remembered telling you that I want to stop blogging and you told me that I should continue because people still know me as the girl who lost 40kgs. Thank you so much for motivating me!!! Thank you for always reminding me to focus on doing what I enjoy doing.

I like to share my experiences. I went through alot of things, shit as well. Everything that I talked about is related to me (almost!). I love hearing from people who share the same experiences with me too. It helps me to connect with another individual and I like this feeling. 🙂

I want my blog to be personal and relatable and I actually feel upset when I blogged too much on events and sponsored posts. I always try to push my personal posts out so that you guys will know more about me and what I’m up to. Ahhh yes travel posts too. It takes us very long to talk about travel because there are too many photos to sort and edit. So yes that will take some time definitely.

In a nutshell, 2016 had been really awesome, I got my own house, I got a job and I am really thankful for all the opportunities that have been given to me and us. Hoping for more in 2017!! 😀

For 2017, there are a few things that I want to work on. I’m sorry that I will be keeping these stuffs to myself. Hope you understand. 🙂

I have achieved my goals in 2016, and I am aiming for a new number for this space. I am very happy that more people are reading my blog now. Even though my stats are not high like those other famous bloggers but a 6X growth of number of uniques from January 2016 to now means alot to me!!!

Thank you for coming to our blog new readers!! <3 Simon and Claire will work harder thank you people for your support! <3

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And last but not least, to a better 2017! 🙂

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to my lovely reader/follower: thank you for drawing us <3 

Till the next time people! 😀
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Video: December Shopping Haul and what I got for Christmas 2016! :)

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Happy New Year people. My first post for 2017 will be a video I did to share my december shopping haul and what I got for Christmas 2016! 🙂

I missed out alot of clothes because they were either in the laundry basket or missing. And I also didn’t feature alot of presents because – look at the video duration 19mins!! LOL.

So anyway enjoy watching Claire on videos again. I need a new camera for makeup tutorials!! Skip the video if you are too lazy and here are some of the individual items! 🙂

December Haul:
– Inspiring art canvas, photo frames from klosh singapore
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Got another 2 more – and they are about $20-$25 each!

– Grecian headband, earrings and bangle from Lovisa

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Only earrings here! 
Clutch from Forever New – $60+ 
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Specs from ezbuy singapore – $5?
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Red tank lace up top from temt singapore
Maroon velvet tee from temt singapore
Stripes jumpsuit from temt singapore.

Yellow swing skirt from aforarcade singapore
Jump suit from arforarcade singapore 

White knit long sleeve from Vol.Ta
more but yah shall stop here. Not gonna post any photos here too because photos doesn’t do justice to the clothes. 

What I got for christmas:
Cream pie face game singapore – Shall try this soon! hahaha.
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Craftholics – denim limited edition
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JBL Everest 300 earphones – read review here!
Klasse14 iris rose gold in burgundy watch – read review here!
Crabtree and Evelyn Christmas hand cream – should be about $30+.
Etude house pink skull color eyes – current favourite! Applying it almost everyday!
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H&M gift card
Innisfree volcanic clay mask
Blotting facial paper with aloe vera from Yojiya
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Anello red leather bag!
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Couple passport holders, ELF palette and eye shadow brush which I got from Daphy after I filmed the video. lol!
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Thank you all for the presents, and sorry to those that I never post. I appreciate them too but it will be too long!! 🙂 And that’s it for today! Will post a long post next! Stay tune. 🙂

Till the next time people! 😀
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Went to Hotel Jen Tanglin to collect my prize and check out what else I’ve won so far.

I wanted to blog about this months ago but I was too lazy to transfer the photos to my computer but here I am, finally sharing!

Alright so if you stalk me closely enough, you should know that I’ve been pretty lucky this year. Not sure if my new house is lucky or I am just lucky but I’ve won a few contests/lucky draw to date:

  1. Ametis Villa Bali 2 nights stay
  2. Bangkok flight tickets
  3. Castlery Miller Coffee table
  4. Hotel Jen JB 2nights stay and goodies
  5. Blogshop credits x 2
  6. Luggage
  7. Prada limited edition bag
  8. Kopipass (this new thing that Simon will share with you soon)
  9. Movie tickets
  10. Expedia travel set

Hoping to win more of course but I haven’t been joining any contests lately. Life has been super busy, I don’t have time for personal things anymore. With travelling coming up and all, it’s even harder for me to just R&R at home. I shouldn’t be complaining because busy is a good thing for me too.

Back to the topic. Out of all the things I’ve won, I think the most unexpected one was the Hotel Jen JB 2 nights stay! I won this from the superlife affair x hotel jen tanglin giveaway contest. Even had to travel down to Hotel Jen Tanglin to collect my goodies. There were 2 winners but only one of us can have the staycation voucher!

I was late that day and all I thought was damn I won’t have the voucher for sure. What a wasted trip! But when I got the paper bag and saw that letter I was so shocked and EXCITED! I am so lucky right!? LOL!

I haven’t decide when to go to JB by the way. Maybe January or february since the validity is until March 2017. 😀

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The paper bag also contains goodies like,

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Cultured Sparkling drink from wearecultured.

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Super Life Co products, Hook Coffee, Boxgreen healthy snacks and Heavenly Henna biscuits?

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Hook Coffee has pretty interesting flavours (dark chocolate fruit tarts, meyer lemon meringue pie and black forest cake). We only tried the dark chocolate fruit tarts and it was so-so only.

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Superfood for energy boosting power – Maca powder.

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Henna biscuits!

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and Box green healthy snacks! My favourite would be the soya bean crisps!

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Since I am talking about Hotel Jen Tanglin, I might as well show you some pictures of the place too.

A few weeks later we went back to Hotel Jen Tanglin again for our friend’s wedding dinner.

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This is when I really explore the hotel…

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the ladies.

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the cute area that we were sitting at.

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front desk.

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Hotel lobby.

The food there were pretty good too. This is the Menu of the night:

-Premier Combination (Roast Pork) Mini Octupus in Sesame chilli sauce, Prawn Katafi, crispy almond chicken, jellyfish salad in sesame chilli sauce.
-Eight treasure soup (Fish maw, abalone, conpoy, crabmeat, bamboo pith, chinese mushroom, golden mushroom and black fungus)
-Sauteed prawns with shimeiji mushrooms, gingko nuts and asparagus.
-Pipa duck
-Braised baby abalone and chinese mushroom with seasonal green
-Steamed Soon Hock with superior garlic soya sauce
-Braised ee-fu noodles with golden mushroom and silver sprout
-Mango coulis with pomelo, aloe vera and sago. 

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Eight treasure soup that taste like shark fin soup, or maybe even better than that.

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Sauteed prawn – juicy big and fresh.

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Pipa duck! Delicious!

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The almost finished fish.

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Favourite dessert!

Hotel Jen Tanglin is a pretty nice venue for people to hold their wedding celebration, and as for staycation? I’m not too sure. Haven’t stayed there before.

This sums up my post for today and I realized that I actually still have a lucky draw with me. The winner will be announced on 30th November, hope I win that!!! 😀

There are so many things that I am thankful for but now I shall stop here. But I will remember to stay humble because nothing lasts forever. And of course thank you for reading my blog and thank you for returning. 😀 

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Yeast infection vs Urinary tract infection (UTI). My experience + home remedy.

I always share things with you. I share my weightloss journey, I share my spinal surgery, I share my lipo journey, my endoscopy procedure and now this. Yeast infection and Urinary tract infection.

You know I really like to write about my life here. Simon might not like it but I don’t mind because I really treat this space as a diary. =P

Well yes today’s topic is kinda awkward but I think it is good for me to share. Especially for you girls who never got the above 2 infections before, all the more you need to read this post.

So what is Yeast Infection and Urinary tract infection? 

Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are a common female condition. Yeast infections are caused by the fungus Candida. This fungus is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation.
Source: http://www.healthline.com/health/vaginal-yeast-infection#Overview1

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), develop when bacteria enter the urethra and travel up into the bladder.
Source: http://www.healthline.com/health/bladder-infection-treatments

I got both of them before and it is definitely not fun. It’s uncomfortable, sucky and depressing. You will experience pain for UTI, but yeast infection? It’s another story. It is disgusting and extremely itchy. You know that hokkien word, ‘gao wei’? Yes super gaowei!!!

They say once you get UTI, it’s easy for you to get it again. I think my highest record was 3 times a year. I didn’t get for this and last year and I am hoping for it to stay this way. As for yeast infection, it happened late last year. Very funny why so many things start to happen once I hit mid 20s, it’s like my body is not mine anymore.

Yeast Infection is super disgusting by the way, other than the itch, your vjj will swell and you will have thick yellowish greyish discharge that smells like bread (yeast). Yes I am serious. Can you imagine that? The discharge, the itch, the discomfort? Although it is not painful, it is mentally torturing.

I don’t know why I am so unlucky, honestly. I am clean and hygienic. I am quite ocd when it comes to my body.

Anyway I didn’t see a doctor because I was embarrassed. It’s such a private thing and I have no idea how to tell the doctor. And so I went to google to seek help and I found out that probiotics will help to get rid of yeast infection. Some of the methods are quite gross where they ask you to apply yogurt on your vjj, or IN your vjj but I did nothing of those. What I did was just drinking Yakult or Vitagen or any other probiotic drinks and it a.c.t.u.a.l.l.y works!

It didn’t take me long to get rid of that infection, about 2 days? and I’m back to normal again. I think my condition is not that bad yet that’s why I could recover so fast.

Yeast infection is likely to act up just before or after your menstrual period so during this period you might want to drink more yakult/vitagen. 

As for Urinary tract infection. This is not as disgusting as yeast but it is super uncomfortable. Depending on how bad your condition is, you may see blood when you pee. You constantly have the urge to pee but either there is nothing or only a few drops when you go to the toilet. If you experience something like this, please see a doctor immediately. If the bacteria travel up to the kidney it will be too late!

Doctor will give you antibiotics for sure and also some other medications. During this time when you pee, it will be in a orangey red color. Another way to speed up the recovery process is to drink lots of water and cranberry juice. But this doesn’t stop you from going to the doctor, remember that.

UTI takes about 4-5 days to recover so you really have to be very patient during this period.

I think I’m done with this post, for more information please consult google. Hope this short post helps a little for people who don’t know what the 2 conditions are. Please also note that this is solely based on my own experience. My home remedy is to help you feel better but doesn’t stop you from visiting the doctor. 🙂

I sincerely hope that you don’t get them too. *prayforyou*

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Oh I can also share about the birth control pills that a doctor prescribed me a few months ago. It is still sitting on my desk, I never eat them. Doctor told me there are no side effects for this but I highly doubt so leh. :X  But if anyone of you guys tried Mercilon before, well share with me hahaha. 

 

SIM – RMIT University Degree Conferment & Awards Ceremony

Attended my graduation ceremony on 24th August and I wasn’t particularly excited. I didn’t want to attend actually but I thought I should, you know just to see how the whole thing is like and all.

I don’t know why I am not thrilled at all, maybe because I spend $20+k to get this piece of paper and now I’m more lost than ever? LOL! Anyway let me share about the ceremony first..

For all SIM RMIT graduands, You will receive an email asking you to register for the ceremony. After you register, they will send you another email to ask you to log on to Serangoon Broadway Studio to place your academic regalia order and to book an appointment date to collect it.

At this point, you already need to confirm who is going, the price of the ticket for Adult is $16 and *children, $8. If I’m not wrong, you can only invite max 2 adults. Sorry I can’t really remember you better read properly when you are registering.

*For children aged 6 to 12yrs. 

At Serangoon Broadway, they will ask you to sign up for a family photo package. I don’t think it is worth it but If you want, Simon can take for you. JUST KIDDING! 

My session was at 10am and I had to reach there at 9am? Honestly I can’t remember, I only know I was so tired that I just want to get this thing over and done with.

Before entering the hall, I have to wear my gown first. Am surprised that there are staffs from Serangoon Broadway to help me with my gown and mortar board! Remember to bring 6 safety pins for them.

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I wanted to show you the photos of the ceremony but decided not to as I thought it would be better for you to find it out yourself. I was basically doing nothing for the first half an hour to 45minutes, even my phone had to die on me. Can’t even play pokemon go in there.

I don’t know if I’m lucky or what BUT I am the 2nd last person to go onto the stage somemore. zzz. It was just very awkward because the whole ceremony is so solemn and I feel very uncomfortable.

After the ceremony it is time for the lunch buffet! Pretty standard lah, just like in republic polytechnic when I graduated. I actually prefer the one in RP, at least I got a diploma with merit. Anyway I didn’t know that there is a distinction award if not I would have work harder to get that. LOL.

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And here finally! Congrats Claire!! It has been a tough 2 years! Lots of ups and downs definitely!

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By the way I change to slippers because my feet was hurting from the heels. hahaha.

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And here is a selfie with my husband who is a co-owner of this blog. My 100% fan and he surprised me with flowers LOL.

Not gonna say any mushy stuffs here but thank you b for your support! =p

So… I don’t exactly feel excited or anything. Partly because I have ‘graduated’ for so long already. I think the toughest part is life after university. I remember I took 3 months to look for a job, I finally found one even though it is not what I really want. But beggars can’t be choosers, the economy is really bad now.

The good thing is I am working in a super fun environment, almost everyday I am laughing my ass off. But you know sometimes you just can’t help but to be moody when you think about the future, and think about what is going to happen next.

I know people will tell me, next is have babies lor! But sorry okay I don’t have any plans for that and I feel really frustrated when I have to talk about this topic. After marriage doesn’t mean you have to work on having kids, I know it is good to have kids early but every one has their own plans. And if I have kids when I am 40, that is my problem too because that is my/our choice. Maybe I should make this clearer, I don’t mind talking about having kids but I don’t like people forcing me to have kids.

Recently I am feeling extra moody too because something happen, something unexpected. I hate things that screw up my plan. I won’t talk about this because I already got better. It is just that I have high expectations and sometimes too high for my own good.

Anyway enough of ranting..

For the gown you have to return within 10 days (around there) together with your RECEIPT. You have a $150 deposit with them so it is very important that you keep your receipt. Another thing! Please take good care of the regalia, if not your deposit will be forfeited.

You also need to do a online feedback form/survey thing and they will give you a 4R photo on the day you return your gown. They will ask you to pay $50 or something to get an additional frame, but don’t bother lah just frame it yourself.

So yes this is how my ceremony goes and my thoughts on that. Feel free to send me an email to discuss anything! =)

Oh!! One more thing, I used to think that having a general degree is good (like mine, business management) but now I feel that a specialized one might be better. 

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HDB BTO P8 – Expectations vs reality & more pics!

More photos of the house today! 🙂

Our small bar counter. ^^ Thinking of doing something crazy to this space but for now, let it be like this first.  photo IMG_4109_zps4kho7jmy.jpg

Got that chalk board from Taobao for about $20+? The below stools are from taobao too! Very unique right? lol! I know they look flimsy but they are actually very sturdy.

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My mini studio space in the study room. Solely for beauty products. LOL. I got the marble inspired table $20+ and white mat $10? from fortytwo.sg.

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My table lamp is from Typo. =) Got this for $30+ after discount!

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Bought a light up hang and peg frame kit from Typo Anchorpoint shopping centre too.

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And here’s my study room before we moved all our things in, which is like a few weeks ago.

The 2 posters and rose gold clock are from Typo!
The table and legs are from IKEA and the chairs which you’ve seen before are from Taobao! 🙂

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looks pretty neat right? I thought this looked really pinterest worthy UNTIL we start to put all our stuffs there.

and this is how the study room turned out to be. Anyway chill people, this was taken a few weeks back. It is much neater now.

Totally an expectation vs reality scenario.

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The study room is currently my favourite place because it is very cosy and pretty.  ^^v What I need now is bulletin board, dressing table, shelves and drawers and this room are more or less completed. (will show you next time once done!)

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Simon’s favourite place is still the kitchen and I am not complaining as he will be cooking for me. 😀 I will be getting a oven soon! Can’t wait to start baking!

BY THE WAY should I get the Nostalgia BSET300BLUE Retro Series 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station??? It’s super retro and cute sia!!

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Source: http://laughingsquid.com/nostalgia-electrics-retro-series-3-in-1-breakfast-station/ 

can make toast, eggs, sausage and coffee. everything i like!! I’m sure simon will say this is not practical but I shall convince him HAHA.

Initially I wanted to get the Tefal TT5500 Toast N’ Egg Maker but he said it’s a gimmick and now this breakfast station is like another high level of gimmick.

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Source: http://www.priceza.com.sg/s/price/TEFAL-Toast-N-Egg

Last weekend he also drilled holes and put in 2 shelves behind the sofa. That space is for our mini plants and photo frames. (my idea ok!!) Shall show you next time when it’s all done! So excited!!!

Till the next people! 😀
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