Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wedding: Pre-wedding Photoshoot Experience

Our pre-wedding photoshoot took place on 3 October 2016, just a day after my dissertation submission.
It's a great timing that I selected, whereby all my worry temporary throw behind me and focus on photoshoot.
It was a Monday, so both of us took a day off from work.
Advised by my French Wedding coordinator, Joanne, that selecting a weekdays is better because it will not be crowded and no one photobombing you.

So we went to the boutique as early as about 9am.
The makeup and hair done for me and G took about 2hrs and then we started our indoor studio shoots.
I had 3 gowns for indoor shoots, so the MUA gave me 3 different looks/ styles.
We finished our indoor shoots at around 2-3pm then we prepared to go outdoor.

Before these, G and I had a hard time thinking of which outdoor venue to shoot.
I didn't want places that look like Singapore, hence places like MBS, Garden By the Bay are out.
Finally, we concluded that to shoot at Victoria Concert Hall and Botanic Garden.
The area at Botanic Garden might be somewhere not many has known of.

So anyway, our outdoor shoot took about 3hrs at two places.
I felt lucky that I had toilet to change into the second gown.
I didn't find somewhere whereby I need to use tent to change.
If not, I will be so uncomfortable and insecure. Haha..

Overall, I feel that the photoshoot went well.
Even though, I feel quite awkward with G on some pose. Haha..
The photographer is also very patience with us.

It was a big headache when comes to selecting photos.
There were a total of 182 photos taken and we have only 38 photos to select.
In the end, we bought extra 4 photos.
So in total, we have selected 42 photos and we've also collected our photo albums.
Happy with the outcome. :)

I will share our Pre-Wedding Photos after 3 months.
Here's a picture of our album cover.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Wedding: Food Tastiing at Novotel Clarke Quay & Parents Meeting

Last Friday night, 10 March 2017, we had our food tasting at Novotel Clarke Quay.
It was also the day whereby two side of the parents first meet up.
Lucky, it wasn't too awkward and the night went well too.

As for the food, I hope the guest will enjoy it.
I am not someone who can tells whether the food is very good or not very good.
Different people has different liking too.

Counting down to less than 3 months.
I am getting nervous....


Friday, March 03, 2017

Wedding: Wedding Cards

It's already March! Left 3 months and 1 week to go..
Its scary when you feels that the days are getting nearer.

I am going to talk about the wedding cards.
T Dragon Cards is Novotel's wedding card supplier.
Last month, G and I headed down to T Dragon which located at AMK to select our wedding cards.

It is a small office space and lucky for us, it wasn't crowded then.
We looked for a table to settle down and one of the lady handed us a file containing many different wedding invitation card designs.
All the cards we saw wasn't very impressive so we really had a hard time choosing.
G then saw one customer collected his wedding card and it was like love at first sight for him.

Ended up, we got that design that he saw but we need to top up for the design.
Initially, I guess no one really care about the card because mostly people just take and throw.
But I still go along with it because the price difference isn't really that much.

2 weeks ago, we gotten the printed card and was very happy with the wedding card.
We decide to keep 1 for ourselves for memory because it is really pretty.

Today, because I met Tommy for dinner so I gaave out my first red bomb to him. :D
He was all ready to accept it. Haha..
Soon, I will slowly give out the invites.

So is it. ^^



Sunday, February 26, 2017

不了解 不谅解

我不了解为什么做错的人还可以对人发脾气。
我也不了解为什么错的人可以这么理直气壮。

我觉得没有人谅解我为什么我会沉默不语。
其实他们也没有问过我的感受。

无理取闹的人不是我。
所以为什么我要先开口?

这次我就是这么倔强。
我之前已经很宽容了。
也之所以已经到了极限才发火。
老虎不发威当我是病猫。
不要我的宽容当成是理所当然!

如果还是这样漠不关心,我也认了。
反正从以前到现在都是这样。
我庆幸我是独立的。


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello Future Home!



G and I have been wanting to cycle over to our future home to see the progression.
But many times when we planned, the weather was bad.
Finally, we went there today because the weather was good and not raining.
Was excited and happy to see that everything is all done up - Painting, window installed, etc.
Seeing this progression, most probably, we will be able to get our keys last quarter of this year or first quarter of next year.
Shall let u guess which unit I am taking.

Sidetrack a little, I haven been cycling or exercising for many months.
My stamina is getting worst.
Last time, cycling 15km was not a big problem but this time I felt like dying.
Maybe, just maybe I didn't eat much for lunch. Haha..

Ok, I hope for good news on our house soon. :)


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I was unhappy with G yesterday morning because we didn't even make plan for today Valentine's dinner.
When I was messaging him, he sound like 不耐烦 even though he said its the way he talks but I dislike the way he reply - "yaya".
Anyway, I kept telling him that I don't want to meet anymore.
Moreover, the dining places will be fully booked as well.
Hence, we dropped the idea of celebrating today.

At 12 midnight, he messaged me.
He was at my house with a bouquet of flowers.
Haha.. so me being girl.. seeing the flower and the effort.. I didn't feel unhappy anymore..
算他有还有良心。 哈哈哈!
So he told me that it will be our last Valentine's as girlfriend and boyfriend.
And I tells him that my expectation will be higher when he becomes my husband. Wahaha~
I am so demanding. :p



花对我说还是蛮有用的。因为我是女人嘛~~


Sunday, February 05, 2017

今天是宅女!

啊。。。好久没有宅在家里一整天追剧了!
就是今天追了一整天的剧。
前几天看完了韩剧,今天开始了一部中国剧 - 微微一笑很倾城。
一看就看了十集!
很吸引我一直追下去!
哈哈,我就是这么夸张。
这样就花了我大概十个小时的一天。呵呵~

其实我看过微微一笑很倾城的电影。
是Angelababy和井柏然演的。
蛮喜欢它的剧情。
描述了一对大学风云人物因为游戏中相认相知相恋的爱情故事。

之前看见有人在Facebook post了电视剧的一部分。
就吸引我去查了查这部戏。
而这部电视剧共有三十集。
演员是郑爽和杨洋,也是帅哥美女。
电视剧和电影的故事差不多一样。
只是电视剧的故事可能比较详细。

好了,不说了!
再去看多一集我就得去睡了。
明天又是新的一个星期。
工作又得加油了!
掰掰~


Saturday, February 04, 2017

Wedding: Gown Fitting for Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

I am going write on what was my experience for Pre-wedding photography.

First and foremost, G and I bought the package at BOWS November last year.
I was quite reluctant that time because he didn't even proposed yet.
Initially, we just wanted to look around but was then "kena psycho" by the cheap package that was offered by French Wedding.
For your info, French Wedding was the first merchant that we stepped into.
We didn't even get to see the other merchants, but we ended up signing up for their package.
I guessed we were easily convinced back then.

From the period of signing up in November last year till my appointment with them on the gown selection, I was actually worried, and also felt that we bought the package impulsively.
I feel that we should check out those shops in JB, because it is cheaper.
Moreover, their shooting location is not Singapore.
I kept telling G that I don't want to shoot at location whereby people knows its Singapore. LOL!

What worries me was that when I want to do research online on French Wedding, there isn't much info on their studio, gowns, etc.
Not only that, I even saw bad review on them that was dated years ago.
The only plus point is that the package SEEMS cheaper than the other merchants that offered in Singapore.

Anyway, since there isn't much review on French Wedding, so I gonna write my part here.
However, different people will have different encounter with them, so this is based on my experience with French Wedding.

I had my first gown selection and fitting on 24 September 2016 for Pre-wedding photoshoot.
Joanne was my main coordinator.
And there's another lady called Lily who helped me with the gown fitting.
She is a nice and helpful lady and we clicked really well.
They have a wide range of gown selection and I really enjoy the process though it was tiring (Mentally and Physically).
Many gowns that I wore was really beautiful but I can only limit to 5 gowns. :(
Here are some gowns that I tried and I am not telling you which one that I choose.
Will release all after I am married. LOL!








Actually, I really enjoy trying different gowns because I feel like a princess or barbie doll. Haha..
It is really unusual of me to use "princess" this word because I am not that girly girl who will appreciate princess stuff.
Anyway, I just love seeing myself wearing different gowns. Haha..

I think we took about 5hrs to select all the 5 gowns and suits for G.
Really a dilemma to choose the gowns.
Anyway, it was over.
Gown fitting went really well.

I will be back to tell you about my Pre-wedding photoshoot experience in another posts.
Till then..


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Wedding: Wedding Bands

We gotten our wedding bands on 13 August 2016!
The process of looking for the right ring took us about 3 months.

At first, my thought was to get matching wedding bands (design) because I feel that its more symbolic and meaningful.
However, G and I have different liking hence we decided to get different designs.
Anyway, I guess the purpose of wearing a wedding band is to show that one is married so its okay to not having the same design.
I considered that I have to like the ring, feels comfortable in it as I need to wear it everyday.
Friends told me that it is okay not to have the same design too.

Before getting the right one, we searched and tried out many brands - Lee Hwa, SK Jewellery, Michael Trio, etc.
The below 2 are from Lee Hwa.



Finally, we settled on Michael Trio because it can custom made as well as they have a wide varieties of designs.

For G, he selected a design that look like Bvlagri wedding band.
The ring looks thick to me which I dislike.
I prefer ring that is thinner.
Here's the 3 designs that I shortisted.





Guess which is my final decision?

We paid our first deposit on April and was told that we can collect at the end of May.
On May, when we saw our ring, I diamond wasn't fill half the ring and I think it was also loose for my finger.
In the end, we ask them to redo which explain why I got the rings on August.

Overall, I was happy with the service that Michael Trio provided us.
The sales guy is very patience with us.
I feel that it is very important because as a couple, we want to look for the best and suitable wedding bands for ourselves.
We will request to see many many ring designs until we find the ring one.
The sales guy is not only patience with us, he also help to give advise when we need it.

So you ready to see our wedding bands? :)

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Monday, January 30, 2017

2017大年初一初二初三

Hello to the Rooster year.
This year, we had a long weekend - Saturday to Monday off!
How's your CNY this year? Mine was fine.
Surprisingly this year, I didn't dye a new hair color and also didn't go for manicure.
Just wanna save some money. :p

大年初一
First day of CNY will be the usual house visiting.
This year, many people told us that it will be our last year receiving ang pows.
Haha.. I get it.

Anyway, the usual will be to visit his family side then at my side.
This year, he started his visiting late while mine was earlier than the previous year.
Usually, we go house visiting about 7pm but this year we started at 5pm.



#MOTD. Bad hair day because I had a hard time curling it. Sigh~

Our #OOTD

And I love the design at the back. #sexyback LOL!


This is my great grandma who is 93 years old this year.
A photo of the 1st generation and the 5th generation.
Worth the keep for memory. :)


Of cos, my nephew need to have a pic with me.
Can't resist his fat cheek. Haha..
Anyway, this is his first CNY.

So we went to great grandma house, then to grandma house and then to my Auntie house whereby my paternal side grandma stayed in.

初二
No visiting this year on the 2nd day.
Usually, we will go to his auntie's house but this year we didnt.
So we only went out for movie.
Watched The Fortune Handbook 财神爷.

Day 2 #OOTD

初三
Went visiting at his another auntie house.
Nothing much to do there so just play with G's niece.
This girl still feel shy when she sees me always.
Shy but still okay to play with me. Haha..



Hope you had a great rest and enjoyed the past three days too.
Happy Chinese New Year again! :)


Friday, January 27, 2017

迎接鸡年!

Its the CNY eve!
Sending off the Monkey and welcoming the Rooster in about half an hour time!

This year I feel that the 气氛 is not really there.
Anyway, still is very rare to eat together and reunion dinner is always a special today to gather.



Our steamboat reunion dinner every year.
This year is a little different because I helped out more in the kitchen.
I have never cut a big piece of pork and chicken in my entire life until yesterday night. LOL!
And the chicken are so oily than the pork. How can that be? LOL!
Anyway, my job took about 2 hours to complete.
Seem so tedious.
Well, I am learning and I know practice make perfect.
I will try harder next time since I am going to be someone's wife soon. Hahaha..

Shall update more on the CNY the next post.
Now, I wish you a Happy CNY!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I'm Graduated!

This gonna be the FIRST best news of my 2017!

Last Friday, my classmates and I got a late email from our Program Executive that we can collect our result.
Because it was a very late email like about 7pm, all of us wouldn't able to get our late.
So today, I decided to go retrieve my result during lunch time.
One reason is because I was eager to know my result, the other reason is because I have an appointment at night.
Coincidentally, Jean and Charmaine were also taking their result during lunch hours, so I met up with them.

To be honest, I wasn't very worried whether I passed or not.
I think I can pass and that my score would be a Second upper or lower.
Of course, I hope for Second Upper.

When I opened my SMRF letter, I was happy because I got what I hope for!
Finally, I graduated.
All the hard work, the sleepless nights paid off.

Sometimes, I still feel empty coming home doing nothing much just watching drama.
I feel that I am wasting my time away. Haha~
But I don't think I will go for Master.. yet..

Aiya.. maybe after married, got kids then I won't feel so empty already.
Seeing how my sis and mum taking care of Zyden, I can see how my life would be next time. Lol

Now, I am worried for the date of my Congregation ceremony.
Really crossed my fingers that it WILL NOT clashed with my wedding day.
I really want to attend my once in a lifetime ceremony. *Pray hard*
If not, I will see my classmates at night for my wedding.
I'll ask them to wear Robe to my wedding. Hahahaha..
Hopefully the Program Executive will give me another good news soon!




Sunday, January 08, 2017

Matcha-misu & Milo-misu

G have been pestering me to make Milomisu for him.
So last week on the 2nd day of 2017, I made Milomisu for him and the family.
Then mum said its nicer this time because the cream is firmer.
I guess previously I used milk rather than thickened cream.
Anyway, she said its not enough for her and the family because all of us just get to eat one small piece.

And today I made double servings!
Confirm chop sure very enough for the family. LOL!
So I made Milomisu again and also tried out Matchamisu recipe.

I actually wanted to bring one box to the office for my colleagues to try but gave up the idea because mum says confirm we all can finish it.
So, that's too bad for my colleagues.
Also, I don't want to bear the responsibility if any anyone had stomachache after eating the food I make. :p

Just tried the Matcha one.
A little too sweet but still yummy.

I actually thinking of making new flavors like Lavender, Rose and Orange.
Guess I'll just open one shop to sell tiramisu la. LOL!
Ok. I will sleep early tonight to dream...




Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Hi 2017!

Its the 3rd day of the year 2017 already.
How time flies.

Today is the first work day of 2017.
As usual, feeling reluctant to go to work after a long weekend.
And I took half day morning off to sleep more.
I couldn't wake up due to sleeping late the previous days and I could only fall asleep at 3am.
Really need to adjust my body clock.

This Jan will be a busy but fulfilling month.
Lots of event coming up and weekend are so packed.
Could be tiring because not much rest but I am excited for the events.

Alright, I'll be back.
Off to meet my friends for her early birthday celebration. :)


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Reflecting on 2016

Looking back the past 12 months, I think it's quite an exciting year for me and my family, especially the second half of the year.
I am also relieved that everything is back on path for me.

Alright so here are what was accomplished:
- Family trip which we haven done in the last 10 plus years. We went to Cruise and Hong Kong Trip.
- Blood Donation that I always wanted to do since young.
- Attended to my second Jay Chou's concert and this time, together with G, Veron, and her bf.
- Wrote about 10K essay which I've never done before.
- Completed my Degree course and currently still waiting for my result to release next year.
- Wedding Preparations.
- My 2nd trip to Korea, this time with G!
- A new generation was born in my family which you can see some of his photos in my past post.
- Witness my BFF Sheau Wei's wedding in Penang.

Actually, many second overseas trips this year.
HK, Korea and Penang are my second overseas trips.
Only cruise is my first experience.

Now that I see..
Actually I accomplished a lot.
And to say that my last year resolution was just hoped to be more positive and confident in myself.
So I can say that I surpassed what I hoped for.
I guess I became more positive in some ways but still feeling negative in something else.
About being confident, maybe just a teeny weeny bit? I am not sure.. and that's more for work stuff.

In the coming year 2017, I foresee that its gonna be a very exciting year for me!
- I am stepping into 30th (Can't really tell what's so exciting about this but its a milestone.)
- I will be graduating with a Bachelor degree (That says if I passed my dissertation.)
- Marriage.
- Might be getting our house key by end of the year.

I can't think of any resolution next year.
But I hope that everything will goes well smoothly.
I also hope that there will be a good and new opportunity for me next year. :)

Ok, That's all.
Happy New Year!
Hope you have a great one too!