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Today, after church service i went to Vivo to shop for some things i really needed to get, and had lunch there as well. After lunch, my mum came to accompany me and we walked around for quite long and ate dinner together. I wasn’t expecting her to come but she said she didn’t have to cook dinner so she came and hung out with me. It felt so good to be with my mum and catching up, and spending time although we shopped and walked and ate. I miss her, we often talk quite a lot about a lot of things. So today i think we got the chance to talk more.

I think i haven’t seen my family as much as i seen alvin’s family since we moved, and i didn’t realize that i miss them even though my dad doesn’t say much and my sister only usually show black face hahaha. but it’s always fun to disturb her. We haven’t have a fixed day which we go back to meet my parents yet so i go randomly to see them. Now i know why after moving out, some people go back often to see their parents, i thought that some people visit their parents too often- i mean some really like a few days a week when i hear about it, but i guess it’s how close they are to their parents, now i understand more. i do know now, it’s like having to catch up an entire week worth of happenings when previously it was just 1 day as i see them daily.

And also it felt good to see my mum, and also felt good to be out the whole day. Usually i’m tired out after a few hours but today i really just wanted to be outside and also i enjoyed my mum’s company. I was out for 1130am- 830pm today.

I think being home all day long now is starting to eat at me inside, i didn’t have this issue previously at my parents house, perhaps because my dad is around in the day time, sometimes my sis. At night my mum comes back and i get to talk with her. besides alvin, he always had class at least 2 times a week or play soccer/ basket ball with friends 1 night a week, so I get to see and talk to more people.

But now, i only see and talk to alvin everyday, plus there’s days he has classes after work so i’m alone all day untill late night. I do facetime mel once or twice a week but it’s not really the same. I feel like perhaps i’m too coped up at home by myself, i may need to go to a co working space or actually go find a job and have colleagues. i don’t want to be one of those wives whose life revolves hugely around their husbands and it’s quite crazy.

Anyway, some of the things i really needed to get today. I managed to get table place mats from Akemi.

Sports jacket so i can wear to walk or run in the evenings, I caught a flu possibly because it’s so windy at our place and after sweating, it’s easy to catch a chill. So im going to wear a jacket from now to run lol. i’m surprised at how good it looked even though it looked very normal on the rack. And Royal sporting was having 15% off min spend $80 for ladies stuff. it’s just nice $80.

i think it’s good enough to be worn out as well! So sporty, getting into the atheleisure look.

i was never an adidas person, i am always a nike person. But there isn’t any nike jackets at royal sporting and in the nike shop itself, no nike jacket that looked and felt good compared to the adidas one. Seriously i don’t know how they survive with so little things in the nike shop. and reebonz have a pop up or a store at vivo. check out this huge bal! I love it!!

Ystday i actually also met my parents, i went to their place to have my fave prawn noodles and prata. And then they came back with me to my house because i needed my dad’s help to drill and fix up the mirror and hanger. Finally i have hanger to hang clothes! Seriously dads are still the best when it comes to handyman. I’m so used to my dad being a handyman that i feel like i have an expectation of the man in my house to do the same. Right now he’s being trained in the kitchen, but i don’t know how to train him to do handyman stuff.

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Like white goes with EVERYTHING.

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Praying for someone to get me this here me;’)

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5 years, and 7 days together and we are officially engaged on 31 Dec 2012, New Year Eve of 2013 ! :’) The end of our “relationship” and the beginning of our “engagement”.

It has been less then a month, but I am feeling more comfortable to share about it now. I told my family, best friends and closest friends personally and then we will “annouce” it on facebook later this month.

We met in university, & have been together since 24th December 2007.

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I don’t have the pictures taken by the photographer yet, I think there’s a video also (i will be so embarrassed) but here’s just what I have from my phone :) He proposed at Keppel Bay on New Year Eve of 2013, when we were waiting for the fire works for 2013 countdown.

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He literally dragged me to a pavillion shelter which I intially thought – why! what! There are people using that place! I saw a family was picnic-ing there waiting for the fireworks and countdown, and there was a mat and kind of hammock or something. But actually he had prepared the place to propose, and I only realized after I saw was a bouquet of flowers just lying there.

I was shocked, because he was very very busy with work in the whole of December and he could never really successfully surprise me properly in the 5 years that we were together! He’s not very good with hiding things which is something I appreciate because I dislike surprises too. For him to pull this off, it was.. something. & I had thought it would be later in 2013/14.

He remembers I love light sticks and sparklers… :’) The red light stick in the middle is a heart shape but in the picture is blocked by the portable projector he bought.

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A banner to project the video he made and played for me to watch before he asked.. Pictures and things we did for the past 5 years together. We looked so young back then! & this picture is from one of sentosa beach date from the 1st year we got together. From the video, I realized 5 years being together, passed so quickly. And we been through many things together, exams, hall life, holidays, graduation, our first jobs, family events.

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Here’s happy and sleepy eyes me. Pardon, because it was past midnight after we took some pictures with the beautiful dusk red sky backdrop at Keppel Bay. The sky was gorgeous mainly because it rained the whole night, thankful to God for that. Alvin told me that he prayed and told God that it was ok to rain but it had stop around midnight for him to propose. hahaha!

& after he did, a crowd of people were standing around and clapping, gasp. the first thought that crossed my mind was oh my goodness, are those my friends?! Thankfully not, I was still in a state of shock & was so embarrassed too. two of his friends popped out of nowhere. I was ?? They helped him with props and taking photographs/videos stealthily! I didn’t even notice that they were there. They said they thought i saw them from the start because i looked in their direction and they panicked trying to hide somewhere. that was funny because it was so dark, I couldnt see anyone faces and I have abit of night blindness.

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& I know girls like to show off their rock. Here’s mine, and I love it alot! :) The T&C lady who attended to alvin when he bought it, told me that he took a long time deciding, when we went to get it resized. I was happy upon hearing that, it means it was something he truly ponder and take time to see if it suited me, if I liked it etc.

In early 2012, a few of his good friends were buying engagement rings for their girlfriends & proposing, had brought him along to “educate” him. He often told me that he thought the designs were strange, at Sookee & somewhere else I forgot. I told him that Tiffany’s was the design I really liked, I sent him a picture and he went off to Tiffany to look and chose everything by himself. :))

One day after he went to Tiffany, and like always – he can never hide anything from me! He actually texted me to tell me that it is perfect, he loves it! and the first thing that entered his mind when he saw Tiffany’s engagement ring was THIS IS THE ENGAGEMENT RING HE ALWAYS HAD IMAGINED IT TO BE, BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT TO PROPOSE WITH. How thrilled I was to hear that. I have heard many people, guys liking or thinking the gf likes a particular design and after buying & proposing, the girl doesn’t like it – having to change in the end.

So this engagement ring is one we both love together, & it made it more meaningful this way.

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How big, how much etc, some have asked. I think that’s personal, and not important to anyone else but the couple. I strongly believe that every girl’s hand is different, and every preference is different. How big? Its the perfect size for my hand & its big enough for me :’) It definitely is heavy on my finger. I am more than happy with it. The most important thing is that you and your fiance love the ring, because both of us love it. If you’re still wondering, its from – Tiffany & Co, The Tiffany Setting.

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Mel’s birthday was the day after Christmas. & from LAST YEAR  (again) we wanted to bring her to Arteastiq at Mandarin Gallery to paint. She’s talented in art and that sort of stuff, but Yoges & me…. *shakes head*

So we were supposed to meet her for lunch at 1 but Yoges and I woke up late from Christmas Party the night before so we met abit later. We headed to center point to actually look for a walking pet. The idea came to me when I was walking around AMK hub with alvin and say the dog balloon.

I thought it was pretty funny & embarrasing if mel had to walk down Orchard road with it – and if you know her, she’s the type that would go “OMG WHATS WRONG WITH YOU!” Cus its just emabrrasing and childish, she wouldn’t caught dead doing this type of stuff.

So we asked the shop if they had, and the girl said they only left with DINOSAURS. HAHAHAH RIGHT SO we were quite excited, and said GREAT, THE UGLIER THE BETTER. we picked the T-REX cus it was ugly and green. It was deflated at first so we didn’t really know what to expect untill it got pumped with helium. Then we were like OH MY!!! ITS REALLY UGLY! So anyways, we got her some balloons too cuz she’s the type that likes balloons sort of thing, in case she hated T-REX. Yoges dragging T-red and Me with balloons.

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Unfortunately, mel really liked T-REX. And named him also – see last picture of this post. So, we brought him to Cyrstal Jade at Paragon where were having lunch with her, and she got a shock like WHAT IS THAT, and laughed alot.

FEELING AWKWARD

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Looking apprehensively…

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SHE HOLD HIS HAND!!!!!

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Then hug him…..

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Then off to walk him down Orchard Road..

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Carry him because we were doing down the escalator..

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HEHEHEH T-REX very naughty, squirming – thats why his pic is blurred..

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Next stop was Arteastiq. Anyway, we were like groaning about how we sucked at Art & stuff, but eventually we went. Knowing full well we sucked, we told mel that ok, lets do it and you have to hang our paintings in your room after that, as a gift from us and also too bad if its super ugly and it spoils your room, you have to look at it everyday forever. hehehe.

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So mel’s one looked really difficult, but hers turned out the nicest cus she’s just talented that way. Mine was some aurora which i could not mix and get the colours i wanted so i ended up making it looked like the sky was on fire. Yoges was smarter, she picked a fixed shaped picture and started off really fine! Anyway, i think it looked really ok in the end but Yoges got her sleeves painted and stuff hahaha!

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Here;s Mel with all her presents.

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& Cake eventually:’)

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He looked hungry, so I was feeding him ;D

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Later we met her parents to pass them all the stuff before she headed to meet other friends for dinner, and I told her dad to help her hang out paintings on her wall. Her dad was like HMM OK I hang in the toilet. hahahah LOL. & I am sure her mom was pleased with the new addition to the family, George Chin.

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December is when two of my best friends birthdays are, very close to Christmas. Last year we didn’t get to spend it together but this year, was just fantastic.

Yoges birthday was first so let me dive straight into what we got for her. Last year her present was supposed to be a Brazilian wax at Strip, unfortunately, due to some unknown circumstances which i forgotten what – highly likely due to the fact she was scared or made up some lame excuse, we forgot, it wasn’t done. This year, Mel & I were much smarter. teeheehee.

Mel got her ballons which Yoges is SOOO AFRAID OF.

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First we brought her to have lunch at P.S Cafe at Palaiss. I’m quite surprised at how good the food was! Except the service was mediocre, closed to “sucks” in layman terms, I told Yoges to just enjoy the food and ignore the bad service when we walked in. I heard many rumors about how bad the service was and how they “anyhow” charge customers. So anyway, a waiter who came up to us pointed at his “Mandarin Please” badge when we spoke in English. Yoges was shocked speechless. I was surprised too, granted that it was more of an “Ang Moh” place, not a chinese restaurant.

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So here’s what we had. note, don’t order Ice Mint Tea or perhaps any ICED tea, they just taste like water.

truffle fries, spaghetti with meatballs and softshell crab sandwich. Sorry my pictures didn’t come out too well hahaha too hungry.

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followed on, we broke the news of how we bought her Brazilian wax package last year and it expires 1 year from that date, which was exactly this date on her birthday. And that she had to go, if not it would be wasted. AND also, if she doesn’t claim her last year birthday present, it will roll over for the next 10 years until she uses it, in order for us to give her the REAL this year present.

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teehee. Surprisingly she grudgingly agreed, so off we went to Strip Wheelock. Mel was so surprised when the therapist asked Yoges – are you ready? She said YES readily and went in.

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Mel and I sat outside giggling when we heard some noises and then we wondered if she would run out half way, or kick/ harm the therapist in any possible way. (At the same time, we wrote her card, “Hope you had a memorable birthday and like your presents” and ended off with “FRIENDS FOREVER!” We were pretty sure she will never forget this.) After 20 mins or so, they were done! I quickly paid and see her walking out with a zombie-fied face. Mel & I? – happily laughing. Mel hugged her and say  SAYANG SAYANG Lets go have a cake to cheer you up. HAHA! Yoges tearfully said I HATE YOU ALL. Poor baby. We love you!!! And proud that you made it through!

Just for the record, we did not buy any package so it did not expire. It was the ONLY way we could trick convince her into it. We just made an appointment and paid on the spot after she was done. muahahah, i don’t think she realized it, and we did not tell her. She would only know if she’s reading this now.

She said the therapist lie to her when she asked if she could go and was it done? Therapist say yes yes almost done, and continued. It went on for a long time. hahaha!

Anyways, we whisked her off to Tiffany & Co, and got her to choose a necklace – her real present. She completely forgot about the ordeal Brazilian wax before. :’) At first she was undecided about the small double or big signature Return to Tiffany heart so we went off to Canele for her birthday cake first. Then came back later.

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On the 2nd time, I remembered that Tiffany notes also had one, so i showed it to Yoges, and upon setting her eyes on it, she loved it ! Almost immediately, she decided it was the one! Picture credits to Tiffany & Co.

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Nixon attended to us and we chose the engraving font etc. Nixon is from upstairs the diamond & wedding bands section and he attended to me before. I really like him because he takes time to advice you and get to know what your preferences are, most importantly he’s really patient. If you are looking for diamond & wedding bands, you can go to him. His name is pronounced as Nick-son, he’s got this funky hair do.

here’s yoges with her happy present.

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Finally it’s the weekend! although I had a day off for Zara sales,

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I can’t start to explain how awful i felt physically, I was extremely beaten tired. woke up tired and also tired for the past week, like my body just felt crumbled and crumpled.

at sales I bought a reasonable amount, a skirt n a dress frm Zara and 1 skirt from stradivarious, I think I look abit fat but it’s such a nice dress and only $35! mom was the happiest! got her dress on $80 off! she nearly bought it before the sales, lucky she decided not to and waited- original $170.

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met mel for lunch & tea, has been a long time. and played a fool in zara hahahah!

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had a interesting night at gardens by the bay with alvin yesterday night, Jason Mraz concert. From what i can tell, he’s an environmentalist too. His pictures and videos flashed were ice melting with penguins, trees, etc.

Fave crowd winning songs were the old ones I’m yours, you & I , and the very famous Lucky- Corrine may came on stage and sang the duet with him. Her voice is incredibly low compared to Mraz’s. but very nice for bossa nova and I’m happy to hear her live too. new song- I Wont give up and another song which I don’t know the title! and another song im not sure if it’s new – living in the moment , goes like live life easy and breezy, have peace in your heart. It occurred to me, how serious i take life to be sometimes. Just let go, take it relaxed. Don’t take life too seriously and fill it with worries.

Mraz sings LIVE better then recorded on CD. and the sound system was SO clear and good. I’m very very impressed. I can’t be bothered to search who did the production ( unusual?) or whatever but very good! the shuttle services were prompt and frequent and there was gd marshaling of the crowd. very organized!

only there were kind of weird people behind us. at first they sat down, and a whole lot of people sitting at the “hills”. later four of them stood up. Granted that it’s a standing do whatever you want concert, they blocked everyone’s views and that wasn’t very nice. others who wanted to stand , stood at the sides or right in front of the stage. everyone at the hills sat and wanted to just relax. A lady came and request for them to sit but the guy brushed her off and say you have ur views and I have mine, this is a standing concert. Told her she could move to the front if she wanted. that really wasn’t very nice. but Im glad (and blessed) to be sitting in front of them so we didn’t need to get all annoyed and pissed. But they were really strange. From lying on the ground when the concert started to standing halfway, and sitting in between. Trying to be “free” like the western countries, no one stop them from dancing even but they forgot to be considerate ? well I don’t know, these people are the scariest, because they do seem well educated from the way they speak- then i wonder.

finally it’s Saturday and sleeping in LATE, determine to finish my BOOK which has been meaning to be read from last Sunday !! and plan to eat alot, listen to some sermons and get refreshed over the weekend.~~~

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happy : D

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