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luggage, luggage and more luggage

On Saturday evening, I bussed down to the Singapore Expo (which I hadn’t been to since a dinner in late 2006) to check out the John Little Mega Expo Sale. There were a few other sales going on as well, so droves of bargain hunters had descended upon the Expo and there were tons of people crowded both outside and inside.

I turned left instead of right and ended up at the PC Show located at another hall. Decided I might as well go in and take a look. It was a madhouse: it was packed with people everywhere and the noise was simply deafening! After a while, I decided to leave for the John Little sale.

(This was not the first electronics trade fair that I have ever been to, but the first Expo sale I’ve visited proper. Years back, I persuaded my mum to take me to a food fair at the Expo, but when we arrived at the entrance, the sea of visitors scared us witless and so we beat a hasty retreat without even entering.)

Walked all the way back down to the John Little sale. There were far fewer people, and it was relatively quiet, just like the MPH Book Sale right next door. A complete oasis compared to the chaos at the other end!

I immediately made a beeline for the luggage section. There were only a few brands on sale. Tried a few pieces, and found them somewhat flimsy, especially the retractable handles. Pretty colours, though. Left slightly disappointed.

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有朋自远方来 不亦乐乎

Took the afternoon off today and went down to the alldressedup head office in Ubi for their bazaar sales. Alas, everything I had wanted to buy were sold out! :(

Anyway, there was a designer bag sale going on in the same building downstairs, so decided to stop by and take a look before leaving.

When I walked past one of the displays of bags, I thought I spotted someone familiar behind the table. It was a guy with black hair speckled with white. Could it be……? Naturally I turned and went back and approached him.

And he recognized me immediately! It was Meng Yong, my ex-designer! When I joined my company, he was the outsourced designer of my department’s publication. He left his company a few months later. And now he designs for this company which sells designer bags! I had added him on Facebook eons ago, and he reads my blog from time to time, but we had never met personally until today!

Meng Yong, if you are reading this…… a big HELLO!!! *waves madly* It was a great pleasure meeting you today!!! :D

turquoise bubbles

Today, I took leave to visit the Harry Potter: The Exhibition and Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibitions at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands with Ahgong.

And what I wore!

Tee: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Necklace: Topshop
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Mango (I usually carry it as a clutch, though!)
Heels: Americaya, BHG

turquoise bubbles

What I wore to work yesterday:

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Necklace: m)phosis
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Elle, hand me down from the mother
Heels: Americaya, BHG

Many thanks to colleague D for helping to photograph me! :D

turquoise bubbles

What I wore to my sister’s Commencement (here and here!) last Saturday:

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Bangle: Diva
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Clutch: Mango
Heels: Americaya, BHG

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first day

First day of work for the new year!

What I wore:

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: Zara (Got this very recently, on 29 December 2011, and wore it for the very first time today!)
Necklace: m)phosis
Watch: random watch and spectacles shop
Black handbag: Elle, hand-me-down from the mother
Dark blue handbag: Gap (This is my little shopping bag!)
Heels: Americaya, BHG

another foolproof work outfit

Another outfit I frequently rely on for work:

In a changing room in Zara Great World City, 18 November 2011……

Blouse: Zara
Skirt: GG<5
Necklace: Mango
Watch: Citizen, random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Elle, hand-me-down from the mother
Heels: Americaya, BHG

Early this year, one day I was wearing this outfit, and went and ordered food from my favourite western food stall in Tiong Bahru Market. The 老板娘 said my necklace ‘很特别,很漂亮’ and one of the helpers (a guy) asked me if I had just come back from Egypt!!! Haha!!! :D

breaking out the lanvin

Wore my other Lanvin for H&M necklace out, for the first time, to work on 20 December.

Postbox outside Outram MRT, haha!

I had just mailed a letter when I realized it was the perfect makeshift mirror to photowhore with! :)

Blouse: Bysi
Skirt: GG<5
Necklace: Lanvin for H&M
Watch: random watch and spectacles shop near my house
Handbag: Elle, hand-me-down from the mother
Heels: Americaya, BHG

Somehow my red necklace looks pretty festive. I thought I liked my pink one better but clearly red is pretty special as well! :)

story of a bag

In my first couple of years in university, I realized that I was spending a pretty penny at Topshop, but somehow never spent enough in a single receipt ($150) to qualify for their membership programme. So I decided to see if anyone was interested in combining purchases. Asked around, and only Poppish Princess responded.

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rainy friday morning

It’s a wet grey morning……

And wearing black pants, black shoes, black bag and black watch……

Luckily the vibrant green silk blouse I had on added a much-needed pop of colour!!!

my foolproof work outfit

What I always wear when I don’t know what to wear, which I wore on Friday:

Taken in a washroom somewhere in MBS, haha!

Dress: Supermarket, a store in Far East Plaza (Wore this for the first time to my Commencement in July 2010!)
Handbag: Elle, a hand-me-down from the mother
Necklace: m)phosis
Watch: Citizen, random spectacles and watch shop near my house
Shoes: Americaya, Isetan

Sometimes I wear a different necklace, but that’s about it. :P

red is an auspicious colour

With the siblings on the first day of Chinese New Year!

Dress: Mango
Necklace: Mango
Handbag: monthly bazaar held under the MRT track near my place
Shoes: Americaya, Isetan (You can’t see them but they’re really low black pumps! :P)

Everyone commented on my gigantic gold ‘medal’! :D I went back and forth debating whether I should buy it during the Mango sale last month. So glad I got it in the end! And I got my dress from the Mango sale way back in July 2008!

I love Mango sales!!! :D

bag ladies

This is Hui Lin using the bag I made for her birthday in 2008!

Apparently, it’s been holding up pretty well, although I am told there’s a tiny hole somewhere.

She wants another bag for her birthday this year.

Her birthday’s long over, but I’m still in the process of making it!

So watch this space! :D

pink tulle

After my extremely filling lunch last Monday (17 May), I decided to go over to Ngee Ann City.

Walked past On Pedder, then turned back and went in. Looked around a bit, and then…… there, in a corner, lay the cutest purse in the world:

Doesn’t it look like a gigantic marshmallow? It’s a confection from Christian Louboutin, and is made completely of fluffy pink tulle! And the silver clasps are actually a pair of tiny high heels!

Took it off the shelf and tried it in the mirror. Completely impractical but totally adorable!!!

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