Goodbye 2011!!

Last day of the year, a time to look back, reflect and look forward to a better year ahead. But I’m not going to bore you with my weird philosophies of life don’t worry. hahahah…

I’ve been very sick since my last day at KL and this is my fifth day of fever. I’m much better though! I still had a raging temperature yesterday but it subsided today! But I couldn’t go to the countdown party my friends had planned today and that’s so super sad. Told them to take photos to show me and Facetime me later. Hahahaha…

Never mind la! It’s always nice to spend the night with my family and my darling Kele! We can watch the Taipei 101 Countdown on TV!

As 2011 comes to a close, I really want to thank those who were with me through my toughest times. You know who you are… Thank you for pulling me up and strengthening me. :)

Last night I was really really sick. And guess who appeared at my doorstep at close to 1am? My dearest bro!!!

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And he bought all these for me!

I was super touched! Bro, you dunno how much I appreciate it.

And so i must put some of his handsome pics here!

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Xiang and Xinyi
My awesome bro!

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I’m thanking God for 2011, and counting all my blessings.

Looking forward to a beautiful 2012.

XOXO,
a very sick Xinyi on NYE. :)

Fullerton With The Girls!

Min and I wanted to go for a Hongkong trip but we couldn’t go because our timing couldn’t match! But we still went on a mini getaway at Fullerton 2 weeks back!

The service at Fullerton is great. Haven’t met with such good service for a long time! Not even MBS can match up.

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The room! Big, spacious and beautiful!

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Huge bathroom… can do a dance inside…

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A huge bed… but its so high…

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Headed to the pool for a swim…

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With BFF~~~

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I always call this bikini the bimbo bikini! It comes with a layer of the skirt thingie! hahahah… Not good if You are doing water sports because it restricts movements. But for chilling by the pool then its ok… Muahahaha…

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Lovely view…

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Calamari and juice costed forty over bucks. Very ex. :(

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A very cute birdie who kept coming back to bath in the pool… So cute~!!!

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A cup of hot coffee in the room after showering. Shiok…

Min settled some of her work stuff while I rotted away and watched TV and we headed for a My Fat Pocket event nearby. Claire was going to get her fillers done at Prive and we went down to support her! I’ll blog about that the event in a separate post! :) The event was just across the road from Fullerton hotel so Min and I put on our makeup for the night and headed out!

We went to Boat Quay’s Bar Bar Black Sheep for dinner after that. We didn’t know that their Indian food are so cheap and good! Ordered some plain naan and butter naan, and my favourite Butter Chicken and Min ordered a Tandoori Chicken. Very yummy. I wanna go back there again.

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My favourite plain naan.

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Bought coffee and snacks and went back to hotel because the other two BFFs arrived!

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They brought drinks and snacks and very delicious cakes!

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Shi bought Longchamp pouches for us from her Europe trip! She asked us to choose the colour we like but we were laughing because it was so obvious which colour goes to who!
Green goes to Jun.
Red goes to Min.
Black is mine.
No need to choose because she chose it for us already!!!!! She knows us soooooo well!

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My gifts from Shi!! Hahahaha… Spot the Kele lookalike! She said she saw it while touring in Europe and had to buy it for me! Thanks!!!

Had a wonderful night talking and playing and i got hungry again at 4am…

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No food no choice so I called for room service. And here’s my very very big portion of supper!

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Buffet breakfast the next morning and i can’t do without coffee!!

Pardon our makeup-less face. Who cares about makeup early in the morning… Hahahahahah…

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Had a wonderful time!!!!

Next post will be the event we attended at Prive!! :)

Hello from KL!

Today is my last night in KL! The trip has been good and I did tons tons of shopping.

I wanted to blog with a few photos today but I realised that I can’t resize my photos on my iPad. Anyone knows of any good apps for resizing photos? I found many apps for cropping pictures but none for resizing… :(

Coming out with Jez always makes me feel like a little kid. He’s constantly reminding me to watch my belongings, to check my belongings, to watch out for the traffic. I didn’t want to join a big group for dinner today and told him I wanted to go and walk around on my own. He actually made doubly sure I know my way around (haha I got zero sense of directions!!) and told me how to walk and reminded me of all the landmarks! How nice can this buddy of mine be? I’m just really blur ah….

Every time i go on a trip, I’m always missing and worrying for Kele. My mum promised to take good care of him but I still call back every night to ask my mum if Kele got his food, his water and his nightly treats. Hahaha… I’m so sure my mum is irritated by my constant nagging… Muahahahaahahah…. Can’t wait to go back tomorrow to give Kele a kiss!!! I actually miss his smell…. My rabbit smells awesome!! Hahaha…

Feeling a little under the weather and think I should sleep earlier tonight instead of going to the 民歌餐廳 that I had planned to go.

Be back real soon! :)

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to post something not related to Christmas but it just feels wrong.. so….

Meery Christmas!!!!!!!

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It’s Christmas eve! So a merry merry Christmas to all! Although we can’t enjoy a white Christmas in our little tropical red dot, the weather has been so cold lately that its feeling like one… Hahaha… Let’s hope that the rain will stop and let us all be able to head out without the need to lug our umbrellas along!!

I’ve had quite a few Christmas parties and gatherings already and am really glad for the wonderful friends I had. Gonna meet another group of awesome people later in the evening and I’m sure our gathering is gonna be filled with tons of laughters again. You all must enjoy yourselves too ya, regardless of whether you are attending church services or heeading for parties and gatherings, Christmas is definitely a time for celebrations and thanksgiving!

I’ll be heading to KL for a short trip with my buddy Jez from 25th to 27th! So happy! We went to BKK together last year and I nearly died because I couldn’t keep up with his energy. He’s an energizer bunny. I’m just the Eveready battery that you get from Pasar Malam. Hahaha… But i’m sure its gonna be as fun again! (Jez, I still need my little breaks in the middle of the day… Hahahahaha…). I’ll be bring my Ipad there since there’s free Wi-fi in the hotel and I can update my blog from there then!

See ya peeps! Have fun! Give thanks! Live, Laugh and Love!

Merry Merry Christmas!!!

*Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow~~~~!*

Pantene’s 14-day Flag Off Challenge! – Day 14

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My final post for the Pantene Challenge! Day 14 was actually last week but this post came a little later! oops!

Here’s my two earlier posts!
Pantene’s 14-day Flag Off Challenge! – Day 1
Pantene’s 14-day Flag Off Challenge! – Day 7

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So did my very dry and damaged hair win the challenge or did Pantene win the challenge? Obviously Pantene did. :)

And I seemed to have finally found a solution for my very dry and entangled hair.

Pantene’s Total Damage Care range of hair products is very moisturizing and leave my hair soft and smooth. Most importantly, it solved my very big problem of not being able to comb my hair when it is wet. Now, I can comb my hair easily after showering! Which means there are less breakages too!

I love the hair mask and the hair treatment! I’ll do the hair treatment daily, but the hair mask twice a week. And that has made the condition of my damaged hair so much better!

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Now I can have smooth hair too!

Thanks Pantene!!!

XOXO,
Xiaoxin

Singpost Enveloopy!

Christmas is coming! I get headaches of buying Christmas presents for all my dear family and friends every year.

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What gifts should I get for my family and friends?

I can always be lazy and buy all the Christmas sets in the departmental stores, but then again I want to get them something unique, yet useful and special.

And so what did I find?

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Singpost Enveloopy!!!
I was reading through the Gift Guide Supplement from the December issue of Cleo when I saw Enveloopy inside!

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I wanted to see what other products there were and the very excited me quickly took out my laptop and googled for Enveloopy and made some discoveries!

What’s Enveloopy then??

Singpost Enveloopy Series Collection is their latest range of postal-inspired gift ideas that are unique, useful and innovative! Most importantly, they are not boring, but fun and quirky, reflecting the lifestyle of today’s young. It is designed to appeal to the youngster’s personality, style and sense of fun! Items available include whiteboard, pencil case, lanyard, laptop bag, passport holder, namecard holder, and handphone strap. These products are adapted from SingPost’s own airmail and datestamp visuals as well as postal inspired items.

I followed the QR Code on Cleo Magazine’s Gift Supplement Guide and found the locations for the roadshows that they will be holding in December in conjunction with the festive season. And of course, having a 10% discounts for purchases of the Enveloopy Series made at the roadshows!

Here’s where the roadshows are!

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Anyway, I headed down to Hougang Mall’s post office to look at the range of items. There are many friendly and helpful staff there too! If you are there, feel free to approach any staff for details if you want to know about Enveloopy products!

Oh! I saw this free wrapping paper with postal inspired design at the roadshow and it makes me wanna to buy more for the wrapping paper! Hehehe….

A little more information for you here. You can also purchase the Enveloopy Series Collection at 19 selected post offices, namely Change Alley; Changi Airport (T2 Departure); Harbourfront Centre; Hougang Mall; Ion Orchard; Jurong Point; Killiney Road; Newton; Novena; Robinson Road; Singapore Post Centre; Sun Plaza; Suntec City; Tampines Central; Tanglin; Tanjong Pagar; Toa Payoh Central; Thomson Road; and Woodlands Central. You can also purchase these items online via SingPost’s online shopping portal, http://shop.vpost.com.sg/Enveloopy.

So what did I get from the road show.. TADA~!! Here you Go!!

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Airmail Namecard Holder

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Airmail Namecard Holder – In the image of the old snail mail. Super cute!

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2 separate compartments and I love the magnetic button. Very convenient.

The Airmail Namecard Holder is my favourite! I already took out all my namecards from my boring black leather namecard holder and put them all into this Airmail Namecard Holder! Its so cute! Furthermore, I can put my polaroid photos in them as well!

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Super kawaii red polka dots on the inner flap. Putting in my namecard already!

I’m going to buy this item for my sweeties and surprise them with a Christmas present in their mailbox! That’s going to be a really nice surprise for them! They are expecting to get their presents at the Christmas Party? No… Xinyi’s present will reach them earlier via Singpost with Singpost’s Enveloopy Series!

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Another impulse buy is this Wanton Doodle Luggage Tag!

Huh? Wanton Doodle?

I did a search and found that this special Edition – Wanton Doodle Enveloopy range includes items like luggage tag & iPad 2 cover and it’s actually a partnership with SingPost and Mas Shafreen, a local doodle artist.

Here’s Wanton Doodle’s (www.wantondoodle.com.) website if you are interested to find out more.

This range highlights a kind of pigeon who delivers messages and packages with the help from SingPost. It’s kind of a cute story actually. Say Hi to Mr Postman, or let’s call him little Mr Postman and his friendly smile will make your things livelier!

Basically I feel this special collaboration are the perfect gifts for this Christmas as they are limited edition and not found anywhere else.

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The back of the cute luggage tag!

Well… from pigeons delivering messages, to the time of the old snail mails, to our very fast-paced emails and instant messaging. A good time remember the good old times by gifting an Enveloopy I guess!

Below are the two items I’ve bought at the road shows for my peeps this Christmas!

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Enveloopy – Whiteboard with Magnets

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Enveloopy – Laptop Canvas

So funky! Can I keep for myself instead? Do pop over to http://shop.vpost.com.sg/Enveloopy to view the full range of cute and quirky items they have!

Have a Merry Enveloopy Christmas! :)

The Mustard Custard

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The Mustard Custard has launched its third collection and its debut sales! So it’s time to get your fingers moving and add the pretty tops and dresses to your shopping cart already!

Click on the pictures to get to the webby!

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The Mustard Custard also sent me two lovely items from their latest collection!

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Knitted Colourblock Top in Pink

I layered it over my denim shorts and camisole! Love it lots! It’s really pretty! I wore it out over a maxi skirt as well!
Versatile! Besides, I’m really loving knits this season!

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Femininity in Royal Blue

Love this Femininity in Royal Blue dress a lot! Its in my favourite shade of blue! I think the blue goes well with a blue undertone red lipstick!
It’s casual enough to wear out for tea or shopping with the girls and smart enough to wear to a function or wedding dinner. I love the way the dress flows and it comes with a sash in the same colour and same material too.

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Full length photo.

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Tied up my hair to show you the details and ruffles at the shoulder!

Do pop over to The Mustard Custard to take a look at many of their other items too!

Quote “XINYI” under discount code to enjoy a 15% discount on latest collection (excluding items on sale)!!

Last but not least, remember to join their mailing list (http://themustardcustard.weebly.com/mailing-list.html) and like their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/TheMustardCustard/242426852455112) now to receive the latest updates and promotions!!!

Have fun shopping! :)

插班生 《10年100大专辑音樂會》 The Freshman Music Showcase

“你从来没有听过这样的插班生。这一夜,她们将挑战Crazyworld Café 最迟开唱的音乐会,并自选数十首Freshmusic 10年100大入围作品,带给大家一个最疯狂的夜晚,不到筋疲力尽不罢休。是逞强,还是坚强,其实都无所谓,因为在音乐中疯狂本来就不需理由。(插班生2010年发行《人生实验课》入围Freshmusic 10年100大专辑初选。)

关于Freshmusic 10年100大专辑企划:
音乐无从比较,终究是一群人的主观意识的选择偏好。Freshmusic 10 年100大专辑企划并不在于确立,更多是在于分享。成立5年的 Freshmusic 乐评网站希望透过此企划,一起回顾过去10年深具完整性、前瞻性、概念性并且触动心弦的优秀专辑。”

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Thanks to OMY for the invite to The Freshman Music Showcase on the 3rd Dec. I was there with 2 other bloggers. It was raining for the entire day and although I was a little wet, I enjoyed the performance lots!

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Held at Crazy World Cafe, a stage for the budding musicians.

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Do you still remember these two ladies from Project Superstar 2? They have since formed their own band called 插班生 and this is the first time I’m attending their performance.

They performed songs from the past 10 years, picking signature songs that were hits each year from 2001 all the way to 2011. Nostalgic. I especially love the rendition of Eason Chen’s (陳奕迅)《謝謝儂》. It was so nice! Another one I love was 張懸’s 《寶貝》。Hahaha…. I personally love this song a lot because I sing it to my little Kele (he’s my little pet rabbit, heh…and has been tramautised by my singing for 3 years and running… hahahah) ALL the time. And 插班生 rearranged the song and mixed it with Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and it was surprisingly refreshing!

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It was quite sad that I didn’t managed to sit through the entire performance. I was feeling sick from getting wet in the rain I guess and was having a bad headache. I left halfway through the performance. Haiz….. Would really love to stay throughout but the headache was a little too terrible to bear… sobs.

Find out more about them:

FreshMusic Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freshmusic-音樂雜誌/121744754510531

FreshMusic Blog: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/freshmusic

“是逞强,
还是坚强?

其实都无所谓,因为在
音乐中疯狂本来就
不需理由.”

Dexter Has Gone For Home Stay! :)

I was at Gentle Paws’ Adoption Drive on Sunday and Joanna told me that Dexter will be going for home stay with his potential adopters!

You all know how much I love Dexter. Although I know that I’m going to miss him and I won’t be able to see him at Gentle Paws anymore, I feel very happy for him. I always pray that the furkids will find a warm and cosy home isn’t it! Now that Dexter has a chance of getting re-homed, I should be happy! :)

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*Photo credits to Gentle Paws*
Dexter and his potential adopters! :)
I was talking to them as I was saying bye bye to Dexter, and I think they are really very nice people!
They even gave me their contact number and told me to visit Dexter if I miss him! So sweet! :)

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*Photo credits to Gentle Paws*
Gentle Paws Facebook Page updated their Facebook page at night with a photo of Dexter at his new home.
So adorable! Dexter seems to be getting along fine with the other doggy at home and they are sharing a towel!

All the best Dexter! I love you!! :)

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Anyway, I was taking a bus with my bro, Xiang, to Gentle Paws, when I saw his ez-link card. And so I took a photo of both of our ez-link cards!

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Top: My card
Bottom: Xiang’s card

True blue Doraemon fans.

Pantene’s 14-day Flag Off Challenge! – Day 7

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Read Day 1 to know my hair condition!
Pantene’s 14-day Flag Off Challenge! – Day 1

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Did i managed to achieve softer hair with less tangles? I have to say yes!

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Pantene Total Damage Care

Pantene’s Total Damage Care Range of hair products was really moisturizing for my dry and damaged hair. I was initially worried that because it is really moisturizing, it might make my hair oily and weigh it down, making my hair looking limp and lifeless. But it didn’t! I’ve got hair that’s healthier and more manageable!

Its now easier to comb my hair after bathing too! As mentioned in my Day 1 post, its very difficult to comb my hair when its wet because of the extent of hair damage by all the chemical process. Its now so much better!

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My hair is now in a much better condition! Thanks to Pantene! Its going to be even better on Day 14! I know it! Wait for my final post next week!

Loving Pantene!!
Xinyi :)