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Memorable moments in 2012.

As the year draws to a close, it's time to reminisce the best times in 2012. Of course, the most amazing times are spent with friends and family, but since they won't relate to most of you guys who are reading, I've left them out haha.

Some random activities include, crab buffets with YAT team, finishing an imaging course, Natsumatsuri, attending my first friend's wedding, eating a ton of sashimi, bumping into the Far East Movement, welcoming friends from Tohoku and ending up in the papers, trying more snail gunk on my face, painted my first acryllic painting, many laughs, and the list goes on and on.

Sucky thing about 2012 was that I fell sick pretty often. Hope that I will be healthier and stronger in 2013!

 Here are 10 of my most awesome moments in 2012.

 10. Blogger's events
The 2012 Couture Fashion week was, hands-down the best fashion show I've ever attended. From graceful silk gowns to casual wear, I was really drawn to the world of fashion on those nights!

Had the honour of meeting Kenzo who was looking smart in scarves the whole fashion week! Pictured above with sexy Vanessa and pretty Shanice.

 (PS: Also love the snakeskin dress I bought online at a steal!)

 I was blown away by Julien Fournie's collection, which was simply spunky, fun and a fresh of breath air! 

Yumi Katsura 's collection was the most elegant, gorgeous, intricate and to-die-for. She had dresses that could transform ANY country bumpkin into a princess. All I need is a prince or a magic wand. 


Photo booth love with some bloggers. Thanks to I got a discount off my St Regis staycation!

 Made lots of new friends during the year! This was taken at the launch of Esquire magazine with Jason Godfrey, Zurina Bryant, Linda Black, Paula Robinson and Paul Foster.


This wasn't taken at a blogger's event but I am happy I got invited to Sarah's Hari Raya celebration!! It was my first time trying Pakistani food and it was super spicy, but good! :O


At a Kiehl's event earlier in the year with Hayley and Jayley's doggy Buibui! Am really happy to learn about new products, how you can protect your face, make your skin more radiant and secrets to keep yourself looking youthful!! Achieve awesome skin without botox *thumbs up*

Mixed my first drink! Never knew there was a technique to 'shaking'. Thought it would be easy but nooooo.

These are just a few I could easily access pictures to. For more you can click on the tabs on the right column! :) Phew number 10 was long. Are you guys still with me?

9. Wisdom Teeth surgery

Super traumatic. I remember drinking water through a straw, bloodied gauzes, a numb chin and jaw, eating baby food, cute dentist. Glad I got it over and done with by removing all 4 teeth at once. Read about it here.

8. Casio Sheen

Never did any modelling-type photoshoot in the past, so was a little nervous and awkward for this whole Casio Sheen bloggers thing! Really glad I took part as I got to know a lovely bunch of pretty female bloggers! Though the photoshoot was super informal, it isn't easy! You have to know your best poses and never lose that character in your eyes! We even went on stage during the blog awards and I appeared in the newspapers :O

The website is still alive so take a look here if you want!

One of the pictures that made it onto EDMW. Thanks whoever submitted it, officially felt a little stalked.

7. Beauty explosion

Had fun times experimenting with make up and beauty products! Thank you PR companies and companies for giving me such great opportunities!

Me gyaru-fied. Still don't look Japanese but my eyebrows are lighter and my eyes look bigger? Haha.

6. Birthdayyyyyyyy

This should be higher but I didn't know the basis of ranking. Birthday was only for a day but my travels were for a week. So shouldn't a week's worth of happiness be more than a day's worth? Never mind. Thanks to all my friends who came down to celebrate it with me!! :) Was really really wonderful to have spent it with you guys!! Had my birthday dinner at 2fifteen kitchen, a jacuzzi party at Oasia Hotel, dinner at Wolfgang Puck and other places!

5. Sweating it out in Thailand
May 2012 was the first time I went to Bangkok! It was sweltering hot and I was completely overwhelmed in Pratunam, I was dehydrated and had a headache. Nonetheless, I really appreciated Singapore after the whole experience.

I also tailored a dress and a matching blazer+pants but the tailoring wasn't well done so I didn't recommend them to you guys.

Of course, the company made up for it!

Read some of my tips for Bangkok here!

4. Living like a Japanese
Cycling around Bunny Island (yes there's such a place in Japan!), eating bento from the convenience store, actually spending a few days in my brother's terrace, rolled around the tatami. Woke up at 9.30am on a futon and slept at 11pm? With high speed internet and perfect May/June weather.  This was the life.

Which reminds me... I haven't finished blogging about this right? *runs away*

3. Becoming a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha)
This has been on my bucket list for so long!! The whole experience was so surreal. Very blessed to have been able to dress up in this traditional make-up and decked out in my first Kimono. Okay prepare to be shocked. I look really different!


 The other non-white faced ladies in this picture above are actually... prostitutes who dress sorta like geisha. Geisha are not prostitutes!! These girls had really skanky poses for their photoshoot. Hahah.

Here's two other japanese students who dressed up as maikos! I suppose having smaller eyes completes the look better. Darn.

2. Feasting in Hong Kong
Wake up at 12, shower, get ready, have lunch, walk abit, have tea, walk abit, have dinner, walk abit, drinks,  supper, and head home. Repeat. Got fat here.

1. London
Watched my first live concert in London. Saw fireworks for the first time in London during the Thames Festival. Didn't watch Matilda. Had yummy scones, had a mini jamming session in the middle of the night, went to some underground cocktail bar, met up with my Edinburgh and Canadian pals who just happened to be in London at the same time! Coincidentally met my uni friend at Heathrow Airport. What are the odds?


My little tiny netherland dwarf rabbity is adorable, cute, smelly, quiet, poop-a-lot, but a bundle of joy. Right now she is nomming on cabbage haha.

I am so grateful that I have her in my life because she's really teaching me about love and commitment. Plus she brings me so much happiness! Click here to find out about how squishy came into my life.

Had a great New Year's Eve, hope you did too!! What do you want to achieve in 2013 ? Planned your resolutions yet? I think it's time I became stricter with myself.


Spotted: Up and about.

There are a number of events I've been invited to attend, but I wasn't required to blog or write about it. Thought I would just share some pictures that were snapped. Make every day count too!

The Esquire launch party with Jason Godfrey, Zurina Bryant, Linda Black, Paula Robinson and Paul Foster. 

Everyone in this picture has an awesome surname. 

Bad resolution picture of us during Magnum's new ice cream flavor's launch.

Johnny Walker Circuit Lounge party at Gardens by the Bay.

Enough black and dark pictures! Now to another side of me... the japanese loving side.

At Jcosmeland!

Tsubasa Masuwaka is coming to Singapore on 8th December! Unfortunately, I will not be in Singapore on that day. More details about this will be released soon!

After the event, I decided to let my hair down. Couldn't decide which is better.

Oh and a picture from this year's Natsumatsuri. Squeeze hug!

 Ending with the newest addition to the family!! 

Introducing my albino white rabbit named Squishy! No I do not squish her, but I like to cuddle her and give her back rubs. I feel really protective over my little baby. She's a little dwarf rabbit and I bought her for $100. Sometimes her pink/red eyes freak me out for a split second when they reflect light but I still love her all the same.

She nibbles on my fingers whenever my hand smells of food or fruits. She licks my hand whenever she's happy :)  

How can you not love this adorable face?! Right I started this entry with event pictures and ending it with bunny pics. I apologize for the cuteness overload.


Jacuzzi poolside dinner at Oasia Hotel!

Enough of HUUUUGE birthday parties. That's just for my 16th and 21st. As I got older, I wanted to just spend time with my closer pals, because they've been with me through thick and thin, no matter how long or short the friendship.

I already had one for my blogger pals, so here's the post for my closer friends. I also had separate dinners for those who couldn't make it, or for smaller groups of friends who didn't know my colleagues etc. Ah, let the pictures do the talking! I just wanted a really small group of friends so that we could chill in the heated jacuzzi.

Oasia Hotel has 2 pools, one (8th flr) closes earlier than the other, so I picked the Club Lounge (22nd flr) to hold my jacuzzi party. It's a private section for club members and has a fantastic view overlooking the surrounding area!! Pictures of that in a bit.

Check it out!! That's the normal pool in the background, and the heated jacuzzi right in front of me. I was so excited to give it a try!

Oasia Hotel is a great place for a staycation too. I could have a drink at the bar, have a swim, look at the landscape, hit the gym, steam in the sauna... ooh did I mention that the lifts and room smell of pinewood? The wood all around me was calming and made me feel like I was transported to another place... worth checking out!

In the club lounge, you're welcome to have tea and coffee, and there's a cocktail hour, where drinks are complimentary for club members!

Honestly, I was chatting with some friends, if I were a tourist in Singapore, instead of paying extravagant prices living in a hotel in Orchard road or City hall, why not choose Oasia Hotel, and take the train 2 stops down to town instead? You save WAYY more money this way, and get to see more of Singapore's normal hustle and bustle.

Let's clear the food pictures first, shall we? The staff were always, polite, efficient and greeted me with smiles.

Cheese starters, anyone? Nothing like some cheese on crackers for a chill night party.

These Proscuitto wrapped Asparagus were splendid! A little salty because of the proscuitto, but the asparagus balanced it out. Had many of these.

Smoked Salmon Tartar, this was also good, was feeding them to my friends at one point and dropped the spoon though. It broke. Oops. Well it ain't a party til something is broken, right?

Fried rice and satay for that local flavour, now who said that I didn't have Singaporean blood in me?

Fried wanton and beef meatballs. Don't tell anyone, but after a while I just used my fingers to eat the wanton's hehe. 

  Didn't really tasted the cheese in these, it felt like strawberry creme brulee custard though. Still good nonetheless and was a hit with my sweet-toothed friends.

That ball in the middle... is a meatball k. I will recommend this place to anyone who wants to throw a party or events!

Three bottles of wine for the night. Gotta get everyone a little happier and higher before they start to unwind, you know?

Oasia Hotel is super conveniently located next to Novena mrt, and there's going to be an MRT link to the hotel opening soon! Cab rides to Orchard are only 10 minutes away! (If there's no jam, of course)

I could stay awake, just to... look at this. With a glass of wine in hand, of course. 

If you get bored of the scenery, you can people watch in the condo next door :X

On days like this, I don't think of migrating or working in another country. How could I leave this behind?


Played music from my ipod and blasted David Guetta through the speakers. If you want to hold your birthday party here, everything will be set up nicely for you! I was really impressed by the professionalism and little I had to do except enjoy the night!

After a while, DJ Candiceb took over and played one of her mixes. Top 40's yo!

The girls filling their tummies with food and wine.


So my friend DARED me to jump into the pool, and he in return, he agreed to jump in with me if I actually did it. In his full get up. Well, I think he learnt that he shouldn't dare me :P

Don't worry, he managed to drown- I mean dry, off. Shortly after.

Here's a snap of me after I jumped into the heated jacuzzi. It was too cold!!

Everyone in this picture got into the pool. With some persuasion. Hahah.

Successfully threw her into the pool and it was captured!

Alright I have something stupid to share. That night, after a few glasses of wine, I was pretty high and happy, was conversing with my friends in simple Japanese, bowed a little too energetically, and basically smashed my face into a wine glass.

My first instinct was to touch my lips, because lips normally bleed easier, to find that it wasn't bleeding. Yay! I thought everything was fine, until one of my friends pointed out that my forehead was bleeding. 

I was about to touch the area, when another friend grabbed a serviette and handed it to me. I didn't even freak out from the blood, just laughed at myself and asked if it was big. Scars are ugly :(

You may laugh now.

Thanks guys for coming! Til the next party ;) and thank you Oasia Hotel for making my 23rd birthday a dream come true!

I even left my ipod at the sound system, the staff were so helpful to retrieve it back for me! When I went to collect it, I had to verify that the ipod was mine. This was the tough part... or not?

I described my screen wallpaper in detail (Shinee's Onew and Taemin), even told them the videos they could find (acoustic videos), before they finally believed that I was the owner of my ipod. Hahaha, I guess it's all good?

We headed to Balaclava after, for more drinks. I didn't know that they shifted to Ion's carpark. Really exclusive entrance at the carpark, but they closed really early. Like 1am or something? Went to Shu's place after for some Rose Moet, Haagen Dazs Ice cream, and... Shu's first attempt at cooking instant noodles.

Fun night. Have a great week all! *hearts*

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