Life as a blogger

LIFE IS TOOOO SHORT, enjoy while you can!

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I started blogging as a hidden agenda to update my friends what I’ve been doing since we didn’t meet as frequently as before.

It all started from blogspot, talking about my daily doings and diet, until I move to MFP to blog more about products, beauty and weight loss.

It was a good move because I got to know more people, widen my social network, and I got to know more about readers as they share their story with me.

I got invite to events, be the first few to try out new products, got advertorials ($$), got sponsors, got to try out many things that I never try before. Along the way I also learn how to edit photos, how to take a proper selfie, and how to think of new topics to blog..

If you want to live my lifestyle, if you are consistent in blogging, if you have interesting topics and nice photos to blog regularly (which i am always working on this!) Then join us!

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Go to the link to know what is this contest all about and what you will get if you win!!
Contest end on 7May! All the best!

Wedding Plans update!!!

HELLLLOOOO!! How I wish I could say I’m back for good, but no it’s not the case lol! I will try to blog whenever I can though.. Just a short update of what I’m doing and planning now!!

1. WEDDING

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Picture taken so long ago! The day we went down to recce our confirmed venue! Don’t wanna reveal too much yet but the date is confirmed on Valentine’s day 2015! =D

My wedding dress would be custom made and I hope it will turn out good!! Kinda worry with the fact that I’ve put in 50% deposit! Yes I need to contact her soon to ask the progress of my dress! O.O

Our rings also custom made and we have paid for it now waiting for it to be delivered to us!!

Now we are still sourcing vendors for custom stamp and blabla stuffs which I will reveal on a later date. V excited hope everything turns out good!

2. PHYSICAL HEALTH

I’m diagnosed with IBS and there are many food and drinks that I have to avoid. Not really a sad thing la actually because it kinda helped to control my cravings? If you want me to explain about IBS, you can always drop a comment and I can write a seperate post on that. 😀

3. SCHOOL

One assignment down and preparing for a few more test, really can’t wait for this semester 1 to be over!!!!!!! And 3more to go!

4. MOOD

Feeling super emotional this week cos of someone but it’s okay. I will just clarify and move on. 🙂

So that’s about all. Bye world! And c ya sooon! 🙂

Braces journey – 1year 1month+

It’s THAT scary how fast time flies. Bu zhi Bu jue I have worn braces for 13 months!

I was looking at my old photos and ok la, my teeth really moved alot. So I should stop complaining and be contented.

I took this photo when I was about 2months into this journey? I was super depressed and self-conscious about my looks that time. NOT THAT I AM NOT NOW. LOL!
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So now it has been 13months, and my teeth are straight, not really properly aligned and still got gaps, but I believe it will get better and better and better until one day I can finally hear my dentist tell me yes, weiting your teeth are ready and after I removed it, I will step out of the dental clinic and look at my bf and give him the best smile ever and captured his heart once more….. yes I am that imaginative. This is what I have been longing for!! I really hope I can has killer smile!!

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I hope I will look pretty without that metal stuffs, would I? o.O

ONL by sOmang Presents Oceaniq 3D Anti-Wrinkle Total Solution CC Cream SPF 30/PA++

Annyeong-Haseyo!~

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I’ve been working on achieving the Korean look for quite sometime, and there are always something missing about it, maybe the eyebrows? The eyes? The skin tone? YES, the skin tone. Definitely it.

Koreans have such awesome skin tone, that you can only envy them. Seriously only envy?? No, I don’t think so. What you need is a good product to present the flawless, softness, fairness and glow on your skin. And I think I finally found it!

As you all know, CC cream being the successor of BB (Blemish Balm) cream, aims to provide natural looking skin coverage. It acts like BB cream, retaining all the skin care benefits like covering and treating acne spots, sunblock and so on.. but what’s special about CC cream is that they have better coverage, blending, and treatment of uneven skin tones.

And you’re guessing if it’s CC cream I’m talking about, yes I finally found my ALL in 1.

ONL by sOmang Presents Oceaniq 3D Anti-Wrinkle Total Solution CC Cream SPF 30/PA++

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Korean products are always so girly and pretty

ONL is a new brand brought in by sOmang in April 2013. ONL means Today in Korean is a range of high quality skincare and make-up products aim to improve your lifestyle and build the confidence you never had!

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sOmang is a Popular Beauty and Cosmetics brand from Korea, a leading manufacturer of quality skin care and hair care products. sOmang has won numerous awards for popularity, quality and business excellence. sOmang has manufactured more than 40 million units of products from its facilities and all products are made in Korea. Currently, they have a total of 5 outlets in Singapore and more coming its way this year. And were previously known as Beauty Credit (does it sound familiar) but they will be slowly rebrand under sOmang.

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ONL by sOmang’s Oceaniq is a 5-in-1 skin care solution where it acts as a primer and foundation, provides UV protection with SPF 30/PA++, wrinkles repair and whitening. Its colour-changing blending technique will match your skin tone for an everyday natural look!

A highly functional marine vital skin care using Sticky Liposome Technology. This enables the product components to reach the damaged parts of all skin layers, such as the dry, dark, and wrinkled parts and supply the components into our skin. It effectively revitalizes aging skin, helps face lifting and creates a long-lasting effect up to 12 hours with only one use.

Products are made from marine components with regenerative properties such as:

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  • Deep sea water—Low temperature water from over 200 m water depth, rich in natural minerals including magnesium, calcium, and sodium as well as nutrients for excellent antioxidation and regeneration of skin in addition to moisturizing.

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  • Four seaweeds complex from Jeju Sea—Staghorn: moisturizes, and is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory product that protects skin from heat aging. Fusiformis enhances elasticity, whitens, inhibits the oxidation, and brightens skin tone. Sweet laver inhibits oxidation, calms, and whitens. Sea mustard helps to detox, antiwrinkle, rich in chlorophyll and vitamin A, and skin regeneration

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  • Fermented fish collagen—Easily absorbed in the skin for enhanced elasticity – Compared to other animal collagen, it is four times richer in serine for antiwrinkle effect – Rich in proline with excellent moisturizing power

Most importantly!

***Oceaniq 3d Anti-Wrinkle Total solution CC cream does not contain harmful additives that are damaging to our skin—No mineral oil, no benzophenone, no animal ingredients, no BHT and no Talc!

I’ve heard that mineral oil will damage our skin, benzophenone may cause cancer, and BHT and TALC are toxic, it’s so thankful that Oceaniq doesn’t contain any of this! And I definitely dont want any animal ingredients in it. 🙁

Even before I use it, I am already very tempted to try! hehehe.

A very pretty bottle with a bit of innovation.

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Press to dispense the amount that you need, I love innovative products did I mention before?

Even though the cream may look very white, it blends exactly like your skin tone!

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Oceaniq is a very lightweight product that gives excellent coverage, it totally smoothes out my skin tone, and I got to say, it works better than a foundation!

I didn’t even need to apply loose powder or power foundation after this and I achieved a smooth, flawless and non-sticky finish. The best part is it contains UV PROTECTION which is as important, as you can see, my prolonged exposure to the sun before causes me freckles!

 It has a very natural finish with whitening effect without looking or feeling cakey and heavy, and with wrinkle repair component, how can I not love it??

There are times when you apply foundations or cream and it just couldn’t blend in properly and I got to apply roughly like I’m abusing my skin, but OCEANIQ is so smooth and soft and so.. obedient!!

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With one use, it can last for 12hrs, I’m not sure about this, but I apply at 11am and I went out until 9pm, and I still look as fresh as possible (still with the glow mind you), so for me at least I think I can last for 10hours!

 I think I’m in love with this product, really.. this year had been good, all my new products are so awesome, I feel like I can sleep on my face.

And if you think I am only going to review only sOmang new CC cream, then you are wrong, no matter how good a BB or CC cream is, your skincare products prior to applying make up are very very important! And so please read on, to see the skincare range I used before applying this!

And they are from sOmang too!

OnL Off the face Pore Tightening range

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I love this photo, because you can see I’m very happy carrying so many products. Hahhaa.

Off the Face range aims to help those with skin problems such as blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged and clogged pores. It effectively clears the skin and visibly reduces the appearance of pores.

Contains:
• Amazon white clay to purify skin, control excessive sebum and tightens pores.
•Antiroba seeds that enhances elasticity of enlarged pores and at the same time sterilizes
• Babassu oil to control oil and water balance for a moist skin without feeling greasy

Blackheads, whiteheads are so common that it’s so irritating right. When I touched my face and I feel the bumps I feel so irritated and sometimes they are so hard to squeeze! My pores are always clogged too that’s why they lead to all the heads? Urghhh.. So I tried out this range hoping that I can remove some of them without using physical force and leaving scars.

Don’t say I never warn you, the start of the post are filled with decent photos, but the rest of this post are going to be 80% bare faced photos.

OKAY LETS GO!

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I feel weird baring my face.

The first product would be the clay foam!

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Off The Face Pore Tightening White Clay Foam

Off The Face Pore Tightening White Clay Foam is a gentle cleanser that effectively remove impurities and blackheads. It’s Amazon white clay nature will absorbs excess sebum and tightens pores.
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Soft and smooth foam, not like what I thought it would be, I thought it will be a scrub or sorts. I have a soft spot for smooth products and I think I spend quite sometime massaging my face with this. Haha. After I washed it off, I can feel my skin became firmer and tighter.

2nd product,

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Off The Face Pore Tightening White Clay Mask

Off The Face Pore Tightening White Clay Mask absorbs oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores on your skin. It also helps in minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. Leaving your skin rejuvenated and revitalized.
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Let me tell you the truth, this is my first time using a proper clay mask.
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look at my clay face!

It really became clay-liked, hahaha! damn me. I washed it off and my face feel so smooth and firm! I like the fresh feeling after Clay Mask!

I was worried that I will have breakouts after this Clay Mask, but surprisingly I did not! And I didn’t know clay mask feels so good! Hahaha. I’m such a mountain tortoise!

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loving the ‘new skin’ feel after the mask! so refreshing!

3rd product, one my fav too!

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One of my favourite product, Off The Face Pore Tightening Oil Heating Gel

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This is the first time I used a heat gel too, so I’m actually pretty excited la! Hahaha.

Off The Face Pore Tightening Oil Heating Gel is a heating gel that opens pores with warm heat, melts blackheads, and absorbs waste and sebum in pores. Can be used on the face but best used for T-zone area.

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I don’t think you can see the particles on my hand, but after spreading the heat gel on my face, my face got warm and it was shocking but a good kind of shock! While I was spreading, there are particles coming out. Sooooooooooo I was thinking are they the black/white heads???

Washed them off and it’s time for the normal skincare routine!! Which is the toner & serum!

4th, toner!

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Off The Face Pore Tightening Toner

Off The Face Pore Tightening Toner gently cleanses your skin and clears away dead surface skin and refines rough, uneven patches. It penetrates deep into pores so they appear smaller and less visible. For optimal result, use Off The Face Pore Tightening Serum after this toner.

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This cooling toner instantly minimizes my pores!

Then apply the 5th product, Serum after the toner…

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Off The Face Pore Tightening Serum

Off The Face Pore Tightening Serum refines and mattifies your skin, making them look smoother with smaller pores. Recommended to target on the T-zone and oily area, delivering a soft, smooth finish that radiates.

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mmmmmmmmm

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Don’t you think my face looks so much clearer? I think it’s the effect of all the 5products! My favourites are the Clay Mask and heat gel, as it really leaves my skin soft, smooth, and clean.

The toner and serum acts together to minimize my pores and make them less visible, my skin is shouting out happiness!

All Off The Face products are retailing @ $39.90 each!

So that was what I did before applying Oceaniq CC cream to my face and I highly recommend Oceaniq because it’s soooo and toooo gooood! I feel so clean and glowy thanks to all the products!

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And who says it’s difficult to look like a Korean? 😉

ONL by sOmang Oceaniq 3D Anti-Wrinkle Total Solution CC Cream SPF 30/PA++ 35ml is retailing @ $69.90. definitely worth it!

Heads UP sOmang is having a giveaway now! I’m so happy for you guys because you will have a chance to try such an awesome product! All you have to do is like sOmang Facebook page & follow their instructions to collect your prize at one of their outlets!

Prize: 5 – Day supply of CC Cream

All you need to do is Click -> http://on.fb.me/ZrLIFG to Like their CC Cream Launch page . Then hop down to any of their outlets! Show the page and you will get the prize!!

 Do Like their Facebook Page too! (http://www.facebook.com/somangsg) for constant updates on new products and beauty tips. ;D

Product is Available at all SOMANG OUTLETS
SERANGOON NEX #01-77 (Serangoon MRT)
23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083

AMK HUB #02-42 (Ang Mo Kio MRT)
53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933

CAUSEWAY POINT #01-23A (Woodlands MRT)
1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099

BEAUTY CREDIT OUTETS

JURONG POINT
#B1-85 (Boon Lay MRT)
63 Jurong West Central 3, Singapore 648331

Pique Nique

Before I go on about the dinner with my gf, let me share my week in a glance first. hehe.

Lunch.

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Dinner, Teochew Lor Mee near my workplace, and damned! I should get the actual address! lol next time la 😛

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And here comes PIQUE NIQUE!
Dinner time wasnt so crowded @ Taka, but we were seated facing the entrance which was quite sian. :/ The cookies were cute but I feel that the cupcakes are quite overpriced.

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This is what I order with Hz, Simon was here for tea as well! LOL, for awhile.

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The caesar salad was way too salty. :/

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She’s also my soulmate. 🙂

Failed Picnic

I love going for Picnic, but the downside of it is that, you can’t control what you’re eating.
Picnic under the nice weather just make me feel so relaxed and I just wanna pop bite-sized food into my big mouth. 😛 (note::: NICE WEATHER)

We were supposed to go picnic at Bishan Park, but see what happened…
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In the end we picnic at Macdonald lolllllll, we waited until we were so bored that we camwhored. LOL

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this is one of my fav photos. still got alot. but i got no time to collage them yet. haha!

With that kind of weather, how can we not order coffee?

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So we ate our sushi, salad, bread and ham outside Macdonald LOL.

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even though we were sheltered, the rain drops still keep coming in, so the bf opened his umbrella and gave me additional shelter. sweeeet :D:D

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I was wondering why salad in cold storage cost so much? it’s all vegetables what…

OH ANYWAY TOMORROW IS OUR 5TH YR ANNIVERSARY!!!

Weightloss article – Ume Plum

I dun featured products in my articles, and if I do, that meant it is harmless and beneficial (to a certain extent) for me.

I should have blog about this long ago but I was so busy that I got no time to build up a interesting post for it. And since I was in Malaysia last week I thought, why not I just bring them over since I’m certainly going to eat alot of unhealthy stuffs there.

Everytime I visit malaysia, most of the time it’s Malacca.

So last week was really unhealthy because most of my meals were OILY. And that’s my hard limits becos oily = fats.

The below is only like 60% of the food I ate so its very bad. haha.

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stall beside jonker 88. their laksa not nice.

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still prefer 88 de chendol

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btw this orh lua is in Singapore, kovan!

Eating oily food not only makes me feel OILY, it causes indigestion and pimples outbreak!!!

The advert reflects what usually happen to me after I eat oily food because I got Irritable Bowel Syndrome, am lactose intolerant and I got digestive problems, so in short, food hates me. (please see the story/advert below :p)

and yes let me clarify something I totally hate the taste of plums! And if I can eat this, you can, too. 🙂

and if I can do this in an Indian Restaurant, you should know how crazy I am. L.O.L!

In malacca, Restoran Selvam… (we took a trishaw there, i love trishaw!!)


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that day itself i think i alrdy ate 3000calories. LOL

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compact and easy to carry around :P

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credits to simon tey for playing with me in this indian restaurant HAHHAA

I went to the toilet the next morning after my buffet breakfast, and I feel so much better after that! I was so bloated and the trip to the toilet give me a relief from the discomfort :D:D

In my opinion, I won’t take this regularly even though it is safe to consume everyday, I will only take this during the festive seasons! e.g christmas, new year and etc etc..

You can get UMEPLUM.

in Singapore: Guardian, SASA, Unity, Watsons, John Little, Mustafa, OG, Robinsons, SinChong.

in Malaysia: EON Wellness, Be Pharmacy, Easy Pha-max, Farmasi Alpha, Health Lane Pharmacy, Sasa, Watsons and Zenith outlets.

You can also buy online at their eshop!

http://www.eshopforhealth.com/

that’s all for today! my next weight loss post would be about vegetarian food! 😀

note: do not take this product with other detox products, and PLEASE CONSULT THE PERSON THERE BEFORE YOU BUY ANYTHING! or contact Hi Beau, all the infos are from this website.

http://hibeau.com/index.html

Merry Christmas in advance! 😀

When did I become a glutton?

3more weeks and I’m done with internship! I’m going overseas after that for quite sometime and when I’m back, I promised to update regularly heh heh heh.

I know I haven’t been giving tips on weight loss! So before I post the next article, let me spam you with some food pics first! and maybe a pic of my short hair?

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teeth is getting straighter but the gaps are still there!

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carrot cake @ Lavender

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Tau Suan

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Ayam Panggang at PS, it’s good!

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Vivocity – Japanese gourmet town

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Amk market – Ba chor mee

Eat what you crave occasionally, this is one of the steps to weight loss.

Lucky draw: PurpleSage Turkey Package!

Check out my feature on PurpleSage – Taste Magazine!
It’s about my weight loss story and how I incorporate fruits into my daily diet!

TASTE: Fresh Fruits Galore

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They are running a lucky draw where YOU will answer what MY favorite fruits are, and you stand a chance to win Turkey package for THE COMING CHRISTMAS!!

Contest ends on 30th Nov so hurry up now hehe!

I rant and I eat!

I used to blog every 2days, now I can only squeeze out once a week.

Being an intern gave me an insight to how my life would be in the future. It’s not that interesting and fun anymore, I’ve got lesser time to do things, to blog, to go out, or even for myself. But I kinda liked this life because it kept me busy, kept me occupied and I just feel stabilized. In another words, I got better, I feel slightly relieved and well, happier.

I know I sound like I’m ‘sick’ but it’s just that there are things that had been weighing on my mind. haha I’m getting better and I just hope that it will be even better! 😀

This week was a rush, work can make my heart beat like mad because it’s just so many things. But I always looked forward to lunch time as I could have lunch with Mr tey. But 2more weeks later, I’m changing office, and it’s just so sad :(( Not only that I’m going to stop having lunch with mr tey, the workplace is more troublesome and aiya I just dont like it.

and recently I’ve been thinking about what to do after internship, and I’m totally clueless. this is even shitty. forget it i shall just wait till i finished this term first.

I was sick a few days back, gastritis. I think it’s something that won’t stop. and in order for me to reduce the chances of it happening again, I decided to not eat spicy and sour food anymore, and cut down on fried food. Better for my skin also. I’m a chilli lover but I really hate the stomach bloat until like 6months pregnant and pain feeling. I’m feeling better now but still bloated. I got to be more cautious about my food intake.

So enough of my life story lol, let me post some food photos!

I finally tried the fish soup at Pearl Center! It’s so gooood!! Mr tey had been telling me about it for quite some time i think got a few years but he never brought me there before, and I finally tried it yesterday! hehheh.

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looks good right!??! it’s super good. i love the soup and the fried egg in the soup, the ikan bilis and the rice is good too!

You wont miss the stall, it’s inside the building. But there are 3 ‘food outlets’ inside, it’s not the one near the entrance nor the one at the back, middle one.

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we had some dessert as well. i dunno what is this.

and the day before I finally went to TIONGBAHRU BAKERY! oh i love bread did i ever mention that? Bread is my favourite food on earth!

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5th mth w braces, will blog about it on the 7th month =)

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I forgot the name of the one on the left, but it’s with salted caramel. on the right one you should know haha. it’s $3.50 and $2.50. the bread/pastries is so nice, i tried their samples!

I’m gonna go back again and try every single bread/pastries/tarts/cakes there!!!

I’ll blog about the anniversary date with huizhen next post. hehheh.