This came late but better than never eh? Hehe! I’ve been extremely busy especially with the new house and we are slowly trying to adjust to the new environment. Traveling time to work has increased till 1 hr 30 mins, quite torturing haha! bigsmile
2015 has been awesome, minus the stress I get. I had a great start to 2016 and I feel very blessed to be recognized for the hard work I’ve put in. Gonna work much harder from now on. smile
Today, I am celebrating my 31st birthday. As they say, age is just a number and I do agree. While I can’t turn back time, I can and have the power to change my life for the better. smile
I have postponed many of my plans for the longest time ever. Hopefully I’ll be able to kickstart them soon. For a start, I’m gonna practice western calligraphy so that I can design some of the display stuff for the house.
Start swimming and continue with my fitness regime
I finally visited a spine specialist and unfounded my doubts on a possible spine fracture. Phew thank god! The doctor had advised me to swim as it will help to strengthen my back. And also given that we might hold our customary wedding this year, I have to start my fitness regime to lose some weight and be healthier. Just have to eat everything in moderation from now on.
Be more positive
Easy to say, hard to achieve. I will and I have to. Whatever has happened will not change history and I just have to take everything in stride. smile
Say goodbye to negativity
I may not have shared before but I have stop contacting some friends who are extremely negative. My life is so much better without them which I would rather focus on people who truly cares about me. If you are a negative person, you might not hear from me again. tongue
Be more connected
And that means ditching away the phone during gatherings, meals, etc. Nowadays I find it annoying that I had to face people who are constantly on their phones. Once in awhile is fine, but not all the time. Strange that this comes from a blogger eh? Haha. And also, to spend more time with family and friends.
I hope. To see the world while I am still young and able. To earn more money and retire to travel the world hehe! smile
Do the things that I love
Shall continue with stuff like crafting, cooking, baking, etc. to keep myself busy. I need more skills to improve myself. smile
Meanwhile, do follow me on Dayre as I update there pretty often these days. Will be back soon! heart
Even the sky is grieving at the loss of our founding father…
It has been a very gloomy week for Singaporeans. Our 1st Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away on Monday, 23 March at age 91. I have been seeing lots of tributes online, his past videos, as well as the live telecast of his state funeral today. These really touched my heart, god knows how many times I have teared. I feel extremely fortunate to be born in the 80s, without having to worry about the war, live in slumps, or not having adequate food and water.
I thank him for his education legacy, we were taught to be bilingual and excel through our studies.
I thank him for his housing legacy, giving us a roof over our heads.
I thank him for his greenery legacy, where we can proudly say “Clean & Green Singapore”.
I thank him for his law and order legacy, women like us are able to return home late without any worries.
I thank him for everything, words can’t express how grateful I am.
I have been tagged by BFF to share 20 facts about myself. I find this rather interesting because there are certain facts of my friends which I didn’t know of. I guess this make us know one another better! smile
1. When I was younger, I used to stutter and had problems communicating.
2. I love crafting as you can see what I have done for our ROM! smile I also love doing jigsaw puzzles, cross-stitching, DIY dollhouses, etc.
3. I have a phobia of insects/pests and birds that can fly. Butterflies, dragonflies, pigeons, flying cockroaches, bugs, you name it!
4. I love theme parks and I used to be crazy over rollercoasters and dangerous rides. I have stopped playing them as I get more wary about my safety. But I am itching to get on exciting rides again! bigsmile
5. I wore braces when I was 15. However, the dentist did not tell me about keeping the retainers and so, I need to straighten my teeth again. sad
6. I collect all sorts of poker cards – cutesy, limited edition or with unique designs.
7. My obsession with Korean dramas, Kpop, etc. started in 2006, 8 years ago! The first Korean drama I have watched was Autumn in my Heart. My first Kpop idol was Rain. Yes, I am also obsessed with Running Man.
8. I often get comments that I look arrogant and unfriendly because of my bitch resting face, but I am not. I just warm up slower.
9. I love spicy food and my favorite dish is curry chicken.
10. I get emotional very easily. Watching melodramas or simply reading sob stories online can make me tear.
11. I was from the band in secondary school and I can play the clarinet and piccolo clarinet.
12. I learnt counting with the abacus when I was in primary school. Not sure if I can still remember lol!
13. I dream every other day, all sorts of dreams especially those that don’t make sense. I am a light sleeper, I guess that explains why.
14. My favorite colors are teal, mint and pink.
15. I can spend hours and hours reading horror, gory and crime related stories. Totally fascinated by them!
16. I love the nature and sometimes, I secretly wish I can work on a farm and retire there with my family. I would prefer a laid back lifestyle than a hectic one.
17. I love snacking a lot. Ice cream, frozen yogurt, chocolates, cakes, candies, chips, almost all junk food. I keep a mini snack corner at my workplace lol!
18. Japanese cuisine is my favorite. I can eat it almost everyday.
19. I am an introvert and sometimes, I need quality ‘me’ time to relax and recharge.
20. There was a period of time where I had aspired to be a singer.
There you go! 20 facts about myself. I have more to share but that’s for another entry I guess? Hope you know a little bit more of myself. I shall not tag anyone here. Feel free to share your facts with me! smile
Check out BFF’s 20 facts here!
Finally got to blog about this! lol BFF‘s wedding was held on 1.3.14, a very meaningful date meaning 一生一世 which sounds like one life, one lifetime in Chinese. Being one of her bridesmaids has its perks hehe! The lovely bride had treated the bridesmaid gang to staycation, facial and spa! Definitely the most generous bride I’ve seen thus far! surprised
Staycation at Grand Park Orchard
The staycation was at Grand Park Orchard which is located at the heart of Orchard Road, just behind Knightsbridge Mall. Just look for Abercrombie & Fitch and you will be able to see it. The room was lovely and well-maintained. Beauty Direct had kindly sponsored toiletries for this staycation. I am especially drawn to MVNE Head Spa Cream. It’s extremely nourishing for my dry hair and leaves a lovely scent! We spent all night chit chatting and talking nonsense lolol! It was fun and I truly wish there will be more chances for girly staycations! smile
Pampering Facial at Chrysalis Spa
A pampering facial before her wedding, oh yes! The theme was nautical and we all had to wear either blue or white. Being the usual sotong, I forgot about the theme and had to buy a dress haha! We got more goodie bags from Beauty Direct and sOmang!
Nadnut Hen’s Night
Eh hem, what’s a wedding without hen’s night right? We decided to “torture” the bride lolol! We prepared a really cute outfit for her, bought some sexy looking cupcakes and brought her to a nice dinner with her favourite steak. smile After dinner, we headed off to various clubs for her to do her tasks. lol
Actual Wedding Day
It was a hectic day! We were up early in the morning to prep for the day. The main highlight of the wedding was of course – GATECRASH! bigsmile Our dresses were sponsored by ClubCouture!
Check out the funny moments here.
Thanks for having us during your special day. Wishing you both a happy marriage! heart
Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates. Here’s a quick recap of what I have been up to, mainly from my Instagram posts! smile smile smile
Celebrated my 29th birthday (gasp!) with my favorite people. Thank you for the memorable celebrations. The hubby did a few surprises like hiding the gift under the car seat and pretending that he had dropped something and asked me to pick it up, sending roses plus preparing a birthday cake. I haven’t had a real cake for years LOL! heart BFF bought a pretty bangle from agnes b and treated me to Shiok Maki! We frequent there at least once a week haha! #shiokmakifans It's gonna be a busy period for me again as it's her hen's night and wedding next week! Eggcited! Fidelis, Esther, Elaine, Carrie and myself are the bridesmaid that she had chosen. It’s gonna be fun! smile
Met up with the hum sup group for Valentine’s gift exchange plus a mini birthday celebration. Thank you for the gorgeous bag from Charles & Keith, just what I’ve been wanting to get. smile
Outfit and look of the day during CNY day 1. I had people asking me if I had went Korea for enhancement cos I look different LOL wut! No I didn’t, but I don’t mind if I have the chance to haha! bigsmile Went for a shorter hairstyle again cos it’s so much easier to manage. Had a simple reunion dinner at home during CNY. Mum’s home-cooked food is still the best.
Work wise, just completed our CNY event and got my job confirmation. There is definitely more room for improvement in terms of my attitude towards work. Hwaiting!
Witnessed this phenomenon called “cloud iridescence” during Valentine’s Day near my workplace. Very very beautiful and rare sight. Nature is such a beautiful thing. smile
Lots and lots of drinking session. The hubby and I have been looking around for places to chill out. It gets pretty boring to just watch movie, dinner, watch movie, dinner… We need to plan for a trip soon!
My first attempt at making marshmallow pops. Pretty little things make me happy. Can’t wait to make more yummy and pretty stuff. smile
Apologies for the lack of updates. My father-in-law passed away last week and it has been an emotional period for all of us. The pain of losing someone is beyond words.
It has been 6 years and the only memories I have is looking at you struggling with the horrible illness and fighting this battle. We never had the chance to communicate, but the things I heard from everyone tells me that you are a great husband, loving father and a well-respected man.
Thank you for raising Benjamin as a responsible and upright person. I am sure he will be an amazing father to our future children one day.
We know that you are in a happy land now, free from all sufferings. Rest in peace, my dear father-in-law.
Will be back soon, I hope.
My name is Jacelyn. A Singapore based beauty, food, travel and lifestyle blogger with a passion for all things Japanese, Korean, craft and decor, animals, nature, traveling, fitness, as well as sweet treats.
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