Explore P8: Coney Island & easy tips to avoid sandflies bites!

I was reluctant to visit Coney Island because of the sandflies. I got bitten by them before at seletar and it’s not funny. It’s worse than my rashes and I remembered I feel like shit. All the bumps on the legs and it’s so itchy until you feel like chopping off your legs. But this time round I was pretty lucky.. thanks to Simon’s tips! (which you have to scroll all the way down to know, no big deal right? there are photos for you to see too! πŸ˜€)

So for today let’s go on a tour with us first. πŸ™‚ Say hi to pretty kingfisher! It’s in a very beautiful blue and yellow color. Was very worried that it will fly away because we want to take a shot of it. I’m thinking if we should invest in a zoom lens. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were to have close up shots of pretty birds?

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Uber to coney island because it’s the easiest way, it’s not very expensive either since we uber from Hougang. Gotta walked abit to the island so I’m drinking my milo packet in case I get hungry.

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My face is more bitchy in real life. :X

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Welcome to Coney Island Park!!!

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beautiful tree that reminds me of Autumn in Japan. sigh..

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Beautiful flowers and butterfly~

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cute flowers.

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Simon asked me what’s the idea behind this photo? and I replied separation. LOL!

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close up of the beautiful butterfly again~ and you’re gonna spot me soon!

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My first pic there. Awkward face and by the way I’m like 4kgs heavier back then? We visited coney back in January I guess. :X

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butterfly that’s dying?

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My back view.

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casuarinas. my favourite tree.

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Smile. love candid shot.

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me taking pics of S.

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candid again.

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when the wind blows..

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Mr S.

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Mr S again.

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And other than separation. this is isolation.

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another isolation..

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My dress is from theclosetlover πŸ˜› got it at a discounted price!

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love exploring.

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Angry claire is angry

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eagle..

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fungus. fungus are actually quite interesting..

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me trying to act chio but end up look like kenna stab by branches.

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nobody nobody but me.

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im sure you’re familiar with this. look at the bokeh!

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never ever posted this before. I too shy! LOL

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another couple behind!

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so beautiful. bokeh again!

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see the close up fat face me.

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And probably the best photo of the day other than my face. lol! I want to learn cycling so I can be in this kind of photo. πŸ˜›

Now these are the easy tips to avoid sandflies bites!

  1. avoid the beach area
  2. apply insect repellant
  3. Try to walk in the middle of the path, this really works!

You should visit Coney island because it is a super peaceful and calm environment. My favourite thing to do is to look at the swaying casuarinas and the eagles flying in the sky. They looked so free and happy which made me feel relaxed too. Definitely a great place to escape from the noisy and crazy city life.

And of course.. another good location to stroll with your hubby or boyfriend. πŸ™‚

Claire
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Mylife – Macritchie P2

Its difficult to present a good face when you cant smile properly, never mind I shall tahan for the time being =)
Today is my first day of intern btw.

So here’s the part 2.

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sweet old malay couple

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this place does seemed like a good place for picnic, but it’s more like we are the snacks for the mosquitoes.

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walk, walk, walk

I thought of my intern place, and i start to get worried if there’s water cooler :O

Mylife – Macritchie Reservoir p1

Went to

Macritchie Reservoir

for photoshoot on Wednesday after accompanying to MIL to TTSH for appointment.

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this has become his signature pose.

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dark color fade, but this color still nice hahhaa

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us =) my bf very cute.

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Simon in the woods

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me in the woods

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playing with fish eye lens

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vignetting

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resting..

there are more photos but not in my camera, i love my camera alot thats why i keep taking photos, the down side thing is that i neglect my in-sta-gram. :O

till the 2nd part =)

Life in snapshots..

I just change my phone recently to a Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s in coral pink color somemore haha! Im not a fan of pink but well it looks special so i just go with it. LOL.

then few days later, i got this news that Android is going to have INSTAGRAM and i was super super super excited!!!

TODAY LET ME SPAM A FEW INSTAGRAM PHOTOS K? HEHE.

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soupspoon, there was this once that there’s this chef special on the menu and i swear the soup was super dope but sadly, no more!!! :(

Soupspoon why u no continue that particular soup? :'(

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vanilla cone listed top on my icecream list no matter what.

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forgot the name of this yummy stick but it was at the kyushu fair at tampines mall!

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my lovelies!

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yakun in the bus!

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nice? at macritchie reservoir! :D

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my bebe! i miss you :(

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chicken chop at longhouse! exp and not nice

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mask!

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upset day cos i wasted my trip! stupid

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heaven @ funan!

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Steak Republic now isit?

im going to write up a blog post on this republic of steak that has already changed to steak republic. i think alot of people still dont know that they ‘move house’. the steak is so awesome i have to go back for more but i promise myself i cant eat too much beef. maybe once a month?

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10/4. ahma 70th birthday but everybody was busy. i gave her a mini surprise :)

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do i look like a kid when im at home? hahha! i dunno why im giving an awkward look.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AHMA AGAIN AND PLEASE STAY HEALTHY AND EAT HEALTHY! COS YOU ARE VERY VERY IMPORTANT TO ME <3

should i put up a post on how to lose weight alrdy? πŸ˜›

Part 1: HOTEL FORT CANNING!

Check out part 2 here. πŸ™‚

What was the surprise that I planned for the bf? A night stay @ Hotel Fort Canning!

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Went there earlier to set up the ‘living room’.
Had been keeping this from him for about 1-2mths, and it’s not easy becos he is good at digging out stuffs!
Before the hotel stay, I made a call to enquire if I could get the deluxe garden room, I couldn’t cos all were reserved. Okay so never mind, I call back again and asked if I could get the premium luxe room with balcony, and the same guy told me no. I asked him to check for me the dates when the room will be available. I thought hotel should have the best hospitality service? But apparently no, he was quite rude, he said, ‘we have all the rooms, but the one you want, we don’t have.’ anyway he said this in a rather annoyed tone. -.- i was pissed, i said thanks, bye and he straight hang up my call! i can hear that it’s a ‘LOUD CUP’ okay! damned..

despite the attitude, i still go on with the booking cos i liked fort canning, and simon loves fort canning too. got trees got grass confirm he like one. HAHA

So on the day itself, which was 24th feb. I carried all the decorations that I prepared, cut & pasted, in a big popular plastic bag, with my hiking bag,Β  inside contained a bottle of wine, grapes, wine glasses, cooler bag and blabla.. then i wore my sandals because I reckon i should look sporty that day and since he wanted us to wear the same hiking sandals. LOL i look super FLOP! BUT WHATEVER. what’s important is his reaction! hoho.

I’m a road idiot, map, street directory, directions and blabla is not in my dictionary.
So I read from the website that I’m suppose to walk left and walk right to get to the hotel lobby, but in the end i still walk wrongly. I reached the hotel lobby but i walked a big round -.-

although i took a longer time, i was early! i reached about 1+ pm!
i thought i can go in early BUT no. cos the previous customer was sick and she requested to check out late. poor me i got to wait hahhaha. no lah im fine with it. the recep was very helpful and friendly, she said she would keep my luggage for me, and asked me to go back about 2pm. So I walked to dhoby to get a bottle of water, btw i cant live without water. and i cant live without warm water!

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my first time booking hotel.

I thought it’s still early so I walked around, and saw this shop P.osh that sells brownies, so I bought the coco berry flavour, chewy brownie. It’s nice but after a few mouths, *shake head* too sweet and chocolatey for me. lucky i only buy one piece.

I went back at 1plus pm, toilet first..

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look skinny here -.-

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chio!

then sit around until 2pm. the girl apologized to me, and told me I probably need to wait for about 45mins more. πŸ™ I agreed to it, and she said I could check out at 2pm the next day YAY TO ME! I love late check out! I mean come on, hotel stay is so shiok, every hotel should change their policy, CHECK OUT AT 2PM!!

I wait at the lounge area, get myself a glass of drink, then play my lousy handphone game, PUZZLE BOBBLE. sms with huizhen and finally 2.50pm.

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so long… yawns

I stood up and she smiled and nod at me. WOAH FINALLY!

Then this guy (forgot his name) lead me to the room, ROOM 221. Premium Luxe room! Some suagu things happened I don’t think i shd say lah, too wordy HAHAA.

The moment i step in, i saw the ‘living room’ i thought why like that only? HAHHAA. then I walked in. And i got a shock!

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its not so WOAH becos i used handphone to take the photo and i changed the color!

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this side is toilet bowl, another side for shower

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I got photos of me soaking in the tub! HAHAHA. next post! and the lighting damn chio it’s rocks inside btw, or pebbles, whatever ahaha

I was still smsing with huizhen and i sent her all these photos HAHAHHAA. i also camwhored! too many mirrors inside!

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Then I changed my outfit!

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dress from LOVE&BRAVERY!

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i like this pair of earrings, so cute! love the collars too! lacey lacey!

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hi, this month is not the month for big eye contact lens. this mth prefer natural look! :)

and off I went to meet Mr simon tey! stay tune for part 2 HEHE.

btw, i really cant wait to put on braces, which I still need to wait for a few months! and I’m starting work on 1st of march! HAHA. and and and and and. MONDAY IM GOING DOWN TO *********! HEHEHE ;D it’s a start! a good start ^^

2012 valentine’s/anniversary

On 12th feb, our 4th year anniversary cum valentine’s. went out feeling HAPPY with a lil anxiety cos it’s my exam period.
*curled my hair for the special occasion*

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location: Fort Canning.
Simone gave me roses (not a fan of rose actually but everything he gave me, me likes. attached with rilakkuma purse with some photocards inside :’)

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Dinner @ food for thought *virgin visit* i know im slow.

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this dark chocolate is dope! you must order if you go there, i personally prefer the dark over the milk.

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delicious but too small, mushroom and bacon mmm

feeling sad cos im eating such a small dish. HAHA. where’s my food?

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yay! the ribs’ here!

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I didnt prepare any surprise/gifts for the boy cos I’m too busy preparing for my exams, yes I’m a very school/career oriented person. BUT.. i wrote him a card on d day and the surprise is today, 12days later. better late than never, yeah?

[FOOD] Hatched at Evans Road/Near Botanic Gdns!

Hatched near Botanic Gardens @ 26 Evans Road

Awesome place for breakfast and brunch!

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super cute menu!

 

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salt & pepper! cute!

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yay to Sir Benedict :D:D bf ordered Smoked Royale!

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random shot!

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My Sir Benedict!

I love the poached egg, Im not an egg yolk lover, but I actually ate it! πŸ˜€
A super cosy place which is something I fancied.
The only bad thing about it is that the serving is too smallll!!! Gonna order Benedict for two next time!

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Our Caesar salad!

After evans, we went to coronation plaza, then Queensway Shopping Centre. And settled our dinner there!

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LAKSA! NOMNOM!

next stop, wild honey? food for thought?

weight loss/health post coming soon..

A trip to Jurong Bird Park!

Quite sometime ago, I went to JURONG BIRD PARK! The last time I went was when I’m in Primary school, so I was kinda excited, it changed over the years! Looked so different now! :):)

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Hi, I dun wan to take pictures. *look away*

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Went to see penguins first!

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just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming swimming~

Look at this old and plump penguin, he seemed so sad.. ;/

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liked very nice to hug hor?

Next,

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such beautiful colors!

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soooo cuteeee!

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flamingos! i saw one younger one standing at the side, liked so lonely..

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vulture show going on and we missed it.

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IF i’m not wrong, she’s a peacock, i wonder why female birds always looked uglier! not fair!

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It’s a pigeon species i think o.O the blue is so beautiful, only a few got the ‘feathers’ on their head.

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no it’s not love birds! or isit. omg dunno how to ‘ren’ them

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i dun think i can take photo with him, so scary! i gave a ugly and scared face.

OWLS!

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so cute! HAHAHA. i love owls!

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scary but quite cute.

Short trip cos we reached about 3+? gonna go again and of cos earlier. haha.. last but not least

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nice burgers but exp.

Love nature, love birds~

Botanic Gardens!

Botanic gardens on a saturday!

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my casual outfit of the day! i love the pink shorts ^^

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i fell in love with this tree

some pictures of him.

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and what did we bring for picnic? haha!

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clams, fish patty, tea, pizza base, canned lychee!

bian chi bian pai zhao! πŸ˜€

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okok, not only me okay!!

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u will never see me on a tree. i guess.

and we spotted squirrel!! walao remind me of my friend eating squirrel meat :(!

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SO CUTE

we set by the swan lake had some serious talk, and we went off at about 7plus, ULU PLS. lol! and now i’m at cluny court!

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the toilet v pretty HAHA and the lock is special

introduce you this chip! freaking nice!!!!

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PLS GO TRY ITS SO NICE I BEG U TO TRY

i forgot what i wanna say already but i dun think i ever mentioned that im going hongkong this 5th september right!? (YAY VERY HAPPY JUMPS AROUND!) anyway my exam is the following week so yah, might blog lesser next 2weeks πŸ™

will come up with another health post next. stay tuned, i love you all!

ps: i like my pink beret hahaha! i wanna get more beanie now ^^

Overdue pics and I love interaction! :D

Shall post some pictures first, Macritchie Park!

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Mushroom cafe, oops too dark

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Apple juice to quench thirst

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What is he doing? Helping me to spray insect repellent! πŸ˜€ so nice ~

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trying to find a good spot to shoot his fav trees.

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Was surprised to find this open area. he was very excited! :O

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Im ugly here but since he make the effort to force his eyes open i shall post. HAHA

shall go there again next time for picnic earlier. πŸ˜€
I’m still drafting the post about exercise! Be patient! ^^

AND I love interaction! πŸ˜€ So readers, leave more comments and talk to me more! ^^