#DearMe - Advice to My Younger Self (National Women's Day)
Saturday, March 07, 2015
#DearMe - Advice to My Younger Self (National Women's Day)


In celebration of National Women's Day, YouTube launches a #DearMe campaign which urges women to give advice to their younger selves. While I don't make youtube videos, I felt strongly about this and thought I'd share my thoughts here instead.

Dear Me,

1. Don't think life is just what it is. You're going to have amazing experiences far more than you can ever imagine. (I wouldn't never thought I'd move country so soon after graduation and get to see amazing places at a young age)

2. You will get hurt but you will learn how to endure and move on. (This still applies today but nonetheless, this is what I would have told my younger self)

3. Your parents will help you through no matter what the circumstances are. (My parents have supported me in all aspects when I first moved to Singapore at a tender age of 20 and it's something that I've always been grateful for.)

4. Believe that everything happens for a reason. (I used to not understand this but as I grow older I realize that it's true.)

5. Have more faith. It will help you get through the toughest times. 

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What I've Learned From Traveling Alone in Paris
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
What I've Learned From Traveling Alone in Paris



As you all know I went to Paris on my own last year but I haven't really shared with you about my experiences in traveling alone. Was it hard? was it scary? Yes and yes to that.

If you're like me who tends to set herself back because of fear then traveling on alone was indeed one of my biggest milestone. It took a lot of courage and perhaps a bottle of vodka to say ok! I am doing this before I set my foot out the door. But enough of rambling and let me list down the things I learned from traveling alone in Paris

  • Parisians are actually nice people. The younger ones that is. 

  • Figuring out directions is like rocket science at least to me. I can never read a map. 

  • Getting to your destination after minutes or hours of searching is the best feeling in the world. I found Kiko, Sephora and H&M and I was ecstatic

  • Remember to not use up all your cash before you're actually in the airport. I spend my last euro in Starbucks the night before and I forgot I still need to pay hotel charges. Thankfully they accept visa. 

  • It's ok to get lost. I took the train and ended up at Gare du Nord station and I told myself seconds before that I don't want to end up in that station again. I got super lost the first time and literally took me 30 minutes to figure my way out. Not kidding.

  • The sense of freedom is scary yet liberating. You decide where you want to go, eat, shop for hours and there's no need to compromise to anybody. 

Now, would I want to do it again? Maybe not anytime soon but if life presents itself for me to do so then I've learn my way through, the Parisian way.
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The Rosie Project Book Review (No Spoilers)
Friday, February 06, 2015
The Rosie Project Book Review (No Spoilers)



If there's one book last year that I didn't expect to enjoy was The Rosie Project. I wasn't so sure whether the buzz was even worth the read but after constantly seeing it and the cover looking so plain adorable, (Yes, I'm one of those girls that judge a book by it's cover. Don't judge me.) I decided to pick it up and give it a go.

True enough I wasn't disappointed, in fact it was quite entertaining. Two different personalities gel into one story was definitely something I haven't read before. Think about it as the Geek and the Beauty but beauty with brains that is. I don't want to give too much away because it's best to go into it without knowing anything. I didn't even read the plot when I first read it. But rest assured that I didn't give this book 5 out of 5 stars for nothing.

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My Current Favorite Home Candles
Thursday, February 05, 2015
My Current Favorite Home Candles



I'm one of those girls who enjoys a lovely smelling home. Come on, who doesn't right? From my room to the bathroom, I make sure that I have candles to suit whatever my mood is. Lately I'm loving the smell of fresh flowers and desserts so that is what I've been burning. If you're interested to know what my favorite are read along!

Diptyque Baies Parfum Candle - Oh my gosh, someone take me back to Paris please! This scent is exactly how I envision Paris to smell like in Spring. The site describe it as an irresistible freshness of bouquet of roses, sweetened with blackcurrant leaves. This is one of their most popular scent and if you have a $100 to splurge on a candle, go for it.

Ikea Varaktig Scented Block Candle - Isn't she lovely? This does not only look good but also smells goods. It's basically a rose scented candle. Can you see a pattern here? Yes I'm loving the smell of roses lately and it totally matches the theme of my room. I barely burn it though because I'm afraid that Ikea won't stock it up anymore. So just in case, I bought another one for the office. It just proves how much I love it. If you can't find this in your local Ikea, Diptyque Roses Parfum Candle is very similar to it.

Bath and Body Works Raspberry Peach Macaron Candle - Now this is rather unique. I'm not really someone who goes for something fruity but this is different. It is infused with a scent of macaron making it sweeter rather just plain fruity if you know what I mean. I'm not sure of Bath and Body Works still carries this, if not Voluspa Maison Blanc Macaron or Yankee Candle Mango Peach Salsa is similar to it as well.



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The Best Long Lasting Drugstore Nail Polish I've Tried
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Best Long Lasting Drugstore Nail Polish I've Tried





I like my nail polishes to last for at least a week but if there are times when my mood doesn't suit my nails then I change it up. Sometimes 2 to 3 but that rarely happens. Like most of you, I don't have all the time in the world. Life happens and we all get busy.

You know me, I've tried a lot of nail polishes, from indies to drugstores to high-ends and a lot of them last for at least 3 days then you'll notice a bit of chip here and there. Not a good look. So when I came across this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel over my local drugstore I knew I have to give it ago. Aside from its range of cream polishes which I love, it promises to last for at least a week and believe me it does last for that long. Your nails look pretty much like how you painted them the first time and even my sister was surprised by it.

Now I'm not the biggest Sally Hansen fan because I hate the bottle and the brush but because of this range, I'm a total convert. In case you are wondering, the shades that I have are Grey Matters, Pinky Promise and Malibu Peach.


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