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Having a lift that opens directly into the apartment made me feel like Blair Waldorf for a day.

…..What’s that? Delusion? Perhaps just slightly.

Love that black coffee table and carpet!

Chandeliers make any home look instantly more welcoming and classier.

Ugly ladder beside me coz cleaning for the new place is still in the works…

Awesome huge balcony in the living room that lights up the whole place beautifully. Too bad there’s nothing particularly interesting to look at, though I do like the openness and it brings in fresh air and windy breezes.

I take one step out of the house & into the lift, and take another step out one floor above to find this sanctuary!!!

Every new age condo has to have this – a private jacuzzi for your residents to lounge in!!! All the more reason to invite your friends over :*

*over excited dorky smile*

Bahahahhahaa Nicholas you are so stupid ♥

Because best friends small each others feet like it’s the normal thing to do.

We all have that one spastic friend who spoils our otherwise-pretty pictures……

There we go. LOL

When it got wayyyy too hot in the jacuzzi due to Singapore’s awful weather, we sought solace in the equally gorgeous pool instead!!!

Boys will be boys!

I thought Sam’s exposed nipples looked rather offensive so I photoshopped them away. LOLOL. I called him over and asked, “Hey, notice anything strange about this pic?”

And he’s like… “Why is my chest so fair and wide? o_O”

……”:O!!! WHERE ARE MY NIPPLES?!?!?!”

“Jess… you look kinda big in this one, and I don’t think you can photoshop this.”

Me: “Nonsense! I can photoshop anything.”

*looks at the picture* …Oh.

/End of picture spam from yesterday’s happy day!

xoxo,
Jess

Collage Art: A personalized handmade gift for my mum on Christmas!

Hello you munchkins!

I trust that you’ve had a fantastic Christmas, yes? I certainly hope so :) There’s always New Year’s Eve to go ball crazy if you didn’t have that good a time on X’mas.

Mine was simple, and quiet, dinners with family, gifts exchanging and board games at Marina Bay Sands. Then getting drunk at night with friends. Yeeeppp. Still a little bit hungover on Boxing Day as I’m typing this.

So a big part of Christmas for me is the presents.. Not necessarily receiving them, but more about giving them! I always make sure I try to get the person the best possible present that is either thoughtful or practical within a reasonable budget. If I REALLY really like the person, I will hand make them a gift if I have the time… and I absolutely love my momma, so I thought I’d do something nicer for her this Christmas. Hand written cards are too boring and I want her to have something totally unique, so in the end I came up with this!!!


Do you like it?

If it’s not obvious enough, it is a photo frame filled with collages of heartwarming smiley pictures of my mother and the people she holds dear to her heart, in the shape of a giant “I ♥ U”!!! I want her to wake up every morning and be reminded that someone out there in this big big world, loves her very much.

Every bit of this was handmade (except the frame which I bought from a store) and I think it screams sincerity and originality, so I want to share with you guys a short tutorial on how to create this for your own loved ones too! I know X’mas is over now, intended to blog about it before then but I didn’t want my mum finding out beforehand and ruining her surprise. But you can still do this for your partner on your anniversary, Valentine’s Day (which is coming up soon).. or heck, just do it anytime you can for anyone you like in general for no special occasion, except that you totally ♥ them!!! :)

It will take some time and effort, but the look on their face when they receive this is so going to be worth it. So let’s get started!

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Materials you’ll need:

A plain rectangular photo frame with a thick frame, preferably black. Size is up to you, but mine was about 25″ long. I bought mine from IKEA for about $13 and it is called RIBBA (I think)

Compile 15-20 shots of happy memories of your loved one captured on camera, edit them to be black and white, then print them out. Have a mix of close up shots and mid-shots. Full length shots will be redundant.

Editing them to be black and white is important because it creates a timeless effect, and the photos will look less cluttered and generally a lot prettier when you put them all together. Skip this step and your result will differ a lot. If you don’t have a good image editing program to use, try Photoscape. I think it is one of the best free-to-use image editing software out there – simple interface and amazing quick results! ^.^ Highly recommend this.

The size of your printed photo would depend on the frame size you choose, but if yours is around 25″ long like mine, then 4R is a good size. You be the judge of the photo size. If most of your photos are close ups, then get a smaller size, and vice versa.

To create your collage shape, you will need a piece of thick white paper / cardboard that is the exact size of your photo frame.

Buy a big piece from Popular book store, then trim it according to your frame’s specifications. I used a piece from one of my white cake boxes lying around the house. LOL :P

When you finally have your collage base custom fit to the size of your frame, use a pencil and sketch out the shape of the collage you want. I suggest using I ♥ U for the shape because it gets the message across and it’s short enough. A long message more than 4 letters is not suggested. If your loved one has a short name like mine, then something like S A M would also work!

After you’re done with that, cut your desired shape out with a pen knife. You want bold, thick, fat letters. Be careful when you’re doing this because if you screw up the shape, it’s going to be quite obvious. It doesn’t matter if the back is ugly due to your rough sketching – you can’t tell that from the front, so sketch away.

Test out how your stencil / collage base looks in the frame! So far so good.

This part is optional, and you can get creative.

I traced the outline of my “I ♥ U” and did a lacey type of pattern with a black permanent marker. It’s not fully completed on the letter “U”, if you wanna compare a before and after. You can add any design you want on the white part, but I wanted to keep most of it clean and white, so this was a good design. It also gives the whole collage some needed depth.

I invited my friend Nicholas over to do some arts & crafts with me! Here he is, enthusiastically coloring his whole base black with a marker. LOL. He did this because he didn’t cut his “I ♥ U” shape out very well and you could see the parts where he messed up. Coloring it black does make the flaws less obvious but I don’t really recommend it.

Get a pair of scissors and some tape ready.

This is the fun part.
Now it’s time to arrange your photos into a pretty looking collage! You will have to cut the pieces into smaller shapes that fit inside the letter, so hold your picture behind photo frame like I am doing in doing in the picture above to view how it’d look like from the front, then when you’ve found a nice arrangement, cut the photo into an appropriate size & shape then tape it down securely on the back.

Work your way from there, doing 1 picture at a time.

This is what it will look like from the back. Squint hard and you’ll see a lot of tape at the back. Once again, it doesn’t matter how it looks like on the back, only the front!

If you find my explanation confusing, just look at my pictures and use your brain. Lolol.

Give your photos a slanted edge so that it looks extra artsy and random!

Use bigger pictures for fatter characters like the “♥” shape, then save your smaller pictures for thin letters such as “I”.

When you’re FINALLYYY done with all this tedious work, you’ll end up with something as pretty as….

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THIS!!!!!!!
TA-DAH!!

(No, I’m not actually a Volleyball player so ignore my short lol. When I was in Primary School I did play Netball though!)

Philip (my adorableeeeee penguin) approves! ^.^

It’s not that difficult, anyone can do this with enough patience! It is actually more labor intensive than it looks, took me and Nicholas about 3 hours to finish everything.

Now that is a thoughtful & personalized gift if I ever saw one. *beams*

It would sit all pretty-like in a room and add instant warmth!!! I am so pleased with myself ahahah. Turned out better than I thought it would. I hope you’ve found this tutorial meaningful and useful! And that whoever you make this for would absolutely love it ;) Feel free to leave me a question or a comment if any of my steps above weren’t clear enough.

That’s all for today, happy holidays and Happpppppy New Yearrrr everyone!!!

xoxo,
Jess

Mother’s Day 2011 & Special Promotion for Shiberty’s Sweets & AWESOME CONTEST!!!


Hewo!!!

**There’s a surprise at the end of this post so remember to read until the end ok!!

Above is a big Instagram-ed piccy of me looking very self-satisfied with my $25 pair of Dollywink lashes.

Most expensive pair of lashes I’d ever bought, so must paste a big big pic to show it off -_-

Seriously what in the world got into me, why did I buy lashes for $25 for 2 pair?? I must be retarded like everyone else! I don’t know why every other girl goes OOOH AHH WOW DOLLYWINK LASHES ARE SO CHIO!

I mean they ARE quite nice but they’re almost like every other thick-ish pair of good quality lashes. Meh marketing hypes really do work. I’m in mass comm, I should know not to get duped!!!! Hen ben!!

With that aside… here I am to blog about Mother’s Day!

She wasn’t feeling like photos that morning, so took a photo of her nice manicure and the steering wheel instead.. her hands are so smooth and soft for someone her age wtf. Smoother than her 18 year old daughter’s LOL.

We were driving our way to Marina Bay Sands! Feels like I haven’t been there in forever, the last time we were there was with Gwen and Blake in like, February? Sheesh! I even believe it’s May in 2011 already. Say what?


Bright start to a beautiful day :)

I got up, showered, packed stuff for the overnight stay, put on make up, threw a simple outfit on, got into the car and went to pick my grandmother up to celebrate with her too!

Camwhoring in the car is pretty much mandatory for every self-loving girl. I tried to photoshop away my tired eyebags / dark eyerings but failed LOL now my under eyes look super squashed but whatever la lazy to PS again.

I put on BB cream that day!!!

The first time I’d worn a product on my whole face out in probably years. Usually I only put on eye make up and blusher + lippie, no powder whatsoever. But recently I’ve been more self conscious about my complexion – it seems kinda uneven to me?? Like my lower part of the face darker… (thanks to moustache and all LOL) so I bought a BB cream to see if it’d make a positive difference!

To be exact, I bought Rachel K’s CC cream because.. if I didn’t want it, I could pass it onto my mother, and it has stuff like anti-wrinkling and all that shit so it wouldn’t be a waste of money. I thought my skin looked slightly brighter that day, but a few days later (now) I have tiny break outs everywhere on my forehead… sigh.

I think I will remain nude faced until I’m like mid twenties or something. My skin’s totally not used to products on it, it can’t breathe!!!! Forced to have uneven skin till then.

Bling for the day - bought for me by my lovely mum! She’s always buying pretty stuff for me :)

Also all bought by my mum, haha! I guess she gets a little bored in Perth. Shopping for other people is always more fun than for yourself!

What’s up ah ma?!?!!?

The only way to take a pic of my grandmother is a candid one! She hates posing for the camera haha. She’d unwillingly take a pic, then afterward ask me to show it to her and she’d go “EEeeEEeeEe bu hao kan”

LOL

♥ ♥ ♥ My granny heaps too!!!

Whenever she comes over she makes sure to buy me yumz food (particularly lunch coz the maid never cooks lunch)

We were in the lobby of MBS waiting to be checked in. Turns out check in was strictly only at 3pm (-_- we usually get early check in coz of priority service but I guess it was mother’s day so…)

Went for a buffet lunch first!

Usually I’m not too excited about dining at MBS buffet, especially since we’ve eaten there countless times before but this time they had A DIFFERENT MENU!

To be honest on a normal day they’re a total rip off, the food is meh to average only, but the price is like woahhhh.

However on Mother’s Day they had a special menu (and a special price tag to come along) but I was pleasantly surprised!

FREE FLOW OF WAGYU BEEF AND FREAKING FOIE GRAS!!!!!!!

I mean come on, foie gras at a buffet!?!?!?!!? RIDICULOUSLY yummy. Just beautiful :’)

Although it was kinda gross coz they had the WHOLE piece of the duck’s liver (foie gras) sitting on a plate, and they’ll cut out a small piece for you… dude the liver was MASSIVE!! Like more then half the size of an average sized duck already. I knew they were force-fed to have their liver very fatty but I didn’t imagine it would be so drastic. Sent me on a guilt trip sigh.

Had to ignore my morals to enjoy my meal…

What can I say? I’m a practical person.

Among this selection they also had king prawns, fresh seafood blah blah blah all the usuals being served… so yeah, on that day it was actually very worth it to have dined there! 80+ per head for both lunch and dinner. We had other plans for dinner, didn’t wanna squeeze with the crowd.

When I saw the food I was like this:

:DDDDDDDDDDD!!!

Hahaha you might notice my photos are alternating between iphone photos and DSLR. Getting too used to snapping pics with my iphone instead of DSLR instead! Blame Instagram for being so fun.

Mum & I! Holding the pretty little carnation stalk they gave us upon reception at the restaurant :)

I’ve already dedicated many lengthy and heartfelt posts to my mother, telling the world how much I love her… well I guess one more time wouldn’t hurt!! I LOVE YOU MUM!!!

HAHAHA my granny is mad cute pleeeaaassseee!!!!

She will be one of the few people I’d miss the most when I move to Perth!

Will also miss all the Old Chang Kee curry puffs / cheese sausages she feeds me with!!! I can’t count how many afternoons I’ve woken up to those yummy food and seeing her watch TV in the living room. It’s a comforting feeling.

Pretty table flowers!

We sat there eating and stuffing our faces full of good for about 2 hours before it was time to check in into our room and go out for karaoke after that!

I love MBS’ full body mirrors in the hallway!

This is my mum singing her heart out at Vivo City’s Party World, and me being annoying beside her as usual :P

I’ve been keeping to promise of SWEARING OFF International Building’s Party World outlet! My impression of them will forever be tainted as Service Sucks Like Dog Poop and will never forgive them for my disgustingly unpleasant experience.


Granny: FTS I ain’t taking no dang photo.

Lololol.

One reason I just have to adore my grandmother & mum is because they’re always SO encouraging!!! After almost every song I sing, my mum would clap / cheer and shake the noise makers they provide you with saying “Hen Hao Ting”! (nice singing in chinese) and my grandmother would smile at me while enthusiastically giving me a thumbs up and nodding. Srslyyyy I feel so emotional as I’m typing this because I just realized I’m actually moving to another country in like 3 weeks.

So suddenly I’m acutely aware of my surroundings and the people that are around me.

I appreciate them so, so much more now. Not that I didn’t appreciate them before, but now that I’m gonna have to leave soon, it becomes painfully aware that a lot will be missing from my life when I go to Perth. I honestly hope this whole moving to Perth to study experience will be as enriching as I expect it to be, to cover the financial and emotional cost to get through with it.

Ok.. and this pic is fastforwarded to when I was lying on the bed waiting for room service!! After 3 hours of karaoke, we went back to the hotel, went for a swim at the skyparl’s infinity pool then came back showered and plopped onto giant white sheets of comfyness and ordered room service.


Nothing short of a splendid day! :)

Though I don’t have a lot of pics to show, it will be a very fond memory for me years to come!!!

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And now, for other exciting news!

Unless you are incredibly stupid (:P), you should know by now I am moving to Australia to further my studies in about early June or End May.

I’ve only started Shiberty’s Sweets less than 2 months ago, but in my opinion we are already immensely successful, and for that I am very grateful. I want to thank everybody who has left us kind comments, compliments and encouragement to support what we are doing, customers who have ordered from us and sincerely appreciated our efforts, and everyone who believed in what we are doing!!!

THANK YOU!!!

So I thought…

What better way to thank my readers / customers by coming up with a promotion AND contest!!! *******Read on to the END to find out the contest for my readers.

Details for Shiberty’s Sweets promotion are as follows:

For a limited time only (indefinite closing date), we are having a promotion of 6 cupcakes for $25 nett.

Instead of our usual minimum 12 cupcakes per order, we are reducing it to 6 per order and you can get 6 customized cupcakes at only $25!!!

To order, click on the promotion button at the sidebar of http://shibertys.blogspot.com!!!

The reason for this crazy promo is because I am going away for at least a year soon, and I know a lot of you guys haven’t tried my cupcakes yet but really want to because you

1) Are on a tight budget or

2) Cannot find an occasion to order 12 cupcakes for…

Well now you don’t need a REASON! Except of course, the reason is my cupcakes are awfully pretty & they taste just as good or even better than they look – and you KNOW you wanna give em a try! 6 is the perfect amount for personal consumption, or for sharing with one or two other people.

I want to spread as much cupcake lovin’ as I can to everyone before I leave!! Honestly I’m very sad to leave Shiberty’s Sweets behind in Singapore so soon when I’d barely started but it’s ok, I figure I could do something similar but on a smaller scale in Perth.


IMPORTANT:
The catch for this promotion is that only SIMPLE designs in buttercream are allowed.

This means flowers, names / letters / numbers, swirls with sprinkles, certain animals (pig, lion) and the likes only.. Or you can leave it completely up to my creativity, but do include what colors you like unless you really don’t mind anything at all. For complicated designs / 3d fondant orders, pls stick to the normal ordering form, I will ignore you completely if you don’t follow this rule.

You are also only allowed 1 frosting / cupcake flavour since you’re only ordering 6. (normal orders for 12 get to try 2 diff flavors each)

Here’s a rough guideline (but not limited to) showing you what you can order for 6 for $25!

(the smiley faces in buttercream version)

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And now, the fun contest part!!!!!!

I know whatchu thinking… “Yay freebies!! ^.^”

To thank my readers for their support over the years (actually not really la I just feel like being nice haha), I’d like to do my first proper contest (HEHEHE) that I hope you guys would love since it’s a personalized gift from me to you!

Sooo… *drumroll*


2 (or more) lucky people will be receiving a
SET OF FULLY-CUSTOMIZED CUPCAKES or A CAKE for themselves!!!

Want a Rolex cake? Yea sure, why not???

You will get to choose any flavour you want, and any design you can come up with!!! It can be for yourself, your friend / family’s birthday, whatever. Date of collection is flexible for us. We will try to give you anything you want, that is of course, within our resources and limits.

We will bake and decorate your dream cupcakes / cake for you at no charge whatsoever :DDD


It will be all yours, for free!
You imagine it, I’ll create it!

If cupcakes aren’t enough, how about lollipops, ice cream and candy?!

So what do you have to do, to stand a chance to win a set of nommy cupcakes / cake for yourself? There are 2 ways you can try:


First method, Twitter:

1) Follow me on Twitter at @shiberty if you haven’t already.

2) Post a status update / tweet saying why you’d like to win the cupcakes, OR why you think our cupcakes are awesome, OR why you enjoy reading my blog!

(any of the 3, you can combine more than 1 reason or post more than 1 tweet if you like)

3) In your tweet, include this hashtag and mention: #shibertyssweets @shiberty

The most creative / funny / noteworthy / nicest tweet wins!

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One of our favourite works done recently

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Second method, Facebook - for people who don’t use Twitter:

1) Follow / “Like” my Facebook page, here.

2) Post a Facebook Status Update saying why you’d like to win the cupcakes, OR why you think our cupcakes are awesome, OR why you enjoy reading my blog!

(any of the 3, you can combine more than 1 reason or post more than 1 status update if you like)

3) In your status update, include a link back to my fb page (http://www.facebook.com/shibertydotcom) and then post the SAME status update on my wall so I can track you.

The most creative / funny / noteworthy / nicest status update wins!

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And it’s just that simple!

Obviously, try to make an impact with your tweet / status update so I’d be more inclined to choose you. If you get your friends to Retweet your tweet, I’ll see it more than once too!

I suggest taking part in both the Twitter method and the Facebook method to double your chances of winning or of me paying attention to you, although 1 person can only win from 1 category.

Rules:
If you miss out on any of the steps, you will be automatically disqualified. I will check all entries thoroughly!!!! Collection of cupcakes/cake is to be self-collected at my place. (further details will be provided to winner)

And depending on response, I may choose more than 2 winners. Perhaps even 5 winners? Who knows! I’m feeling generous and full of love ♥ ♥ ♥!

Now you can own your first Chanel / Hermes handbag lol.

……Contest starts NOW!!!!!

Have fun and be creative! Or if ya can’t think of anything you can even just say “I WANT SOME FKING CUPCAKES PLZ”, lol!!! But of course… you probably won’t win. #justsaying

So get tweeting and facebooking for a chance to win the most awesomest cupcakes / cake you’ll ever taste / see. Closing date is indefinite, will announce it over whenever I feel like it.


LOTSA LOVE.

xoxo,
Jess

Sunway Lagoon

Backdated Sunway Lagoon post!!!

Wasn’t going to blog about this at first, it’s not exactly a particularly pretty / impressive / interesting place, but meh.. Better late than never I suppose :P

Sleeping on Sam’s shoulder on the unforgiving 8 hour bus ride there…

I like how he lets me rest my head on his shoulder and how I get foot massages when I plop my legs onto his lap!! Being a girl rocks. (just one of our many perks hehe)

Makes me feel like I’m going to Genting.. when in fact I’m going to Sunway Lagoon!!!!

Turns out I should have went to Genting instead, urgh at least I didn’t have high expectations for it.

I like long car rides when there’s pretty scenery to look at :)

Malaysia doesn’t have pretty roads but at least it has vast greenery! Anything is a refreshing change from the concrete jungle that is Singapore. I don’t feel so cooped up when I’m out in the open. It feels like the world is a big place afterall, can’t say the same when I get to one end to the other of Singapore in 50 mins!

My squishy heart cushion that helped me relax better during the long journey.

It started out relatively awful… massive jam which made the trip 2-3 hours longer than it should’ve been, and there was an accident…. I think I saw a dead man.

I was napping while we were crossing a highway with big traffic jam, and at a very specific moment I felt my eyes being forced open (like you’re sleeping and suddenly you jolt awake) and what should I see lying on the road but a corpse covered by a big white cloth???

Took me awhile to register what was going on. At first I was super sleepy and groggy like, “Huh? What’s this? Are we in Malaysia already???”

Then it’s like “OH FUCK IS THAT A DEAD BODY ON THE ROAD??????????????”

I’ve never witnessed a fatal accident on the roads before so I was quite freaked out… the image kept replaying in my head. Thankfully I did not see any decapitated head / limbs / grotesque images besides a still body lying on the road. I assume he’s deceased because they covered him with a white cloth……. and that really creeped me out.

Like why did I suddenly open my eyes at that very moment when the body was RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME??? I was happily sleeping!!! God, what are you trying to tell me?! I took it as an obvious warning sign / bad omen and was very very careful throughout my trip. :(

Really just my luck to come across such a scene when I’m leavin for a supposedly happy getaway. R.I.P :(


Anyyyywaaayyyyy…

Morbid details aside, we finally reached Sunway Lagoon after what seemed like forever!

Janice and Jeremy looking a bit funny after a long and tiring trip, lol!

Walking to our hotel…

And… it wasn’t very impressive. One of the less flashy hotels I’ve picked for our trips but not a lot of choices to choose from in that area..

It wasn’t so bad inside though I just think the exterior design is god awful.

Yup… an immediate improvement. My spirits lifted from then on because I love hotel stays!!!!

Where we stayed at. A huge plus point is that the theme park is literally next to your hotel! Only a stone’s throw away and from your room window you can catch all the action going on.

We went during mid-late January but they still had Christmas decorations up!!! I reckon hotels should keep their festive decor up all the time, year-round. It doesn’t HAVE to be Christmas, but how cool would it be if everytime we went on a holiday it felt like Christmas all over again!!!!!

I ♥ XMAS!!

View from our hotel room (which was very different from the pics on the hotel’s website, cheat ppl max), this was their water theme park. They have a total of 5 different themed mini theme parks combined into 1 large one but like only 60% of the theme park was open and available to the masses. A lot of attractions were renovating / closed which is really annoying.

What’s with Malaysian theme parks and their faulty rides?! I go Genting everytime also this ride spoil, that ride spoil. Like this don’t need to open for the day already la, waste people’s money!!!

By the time we settled down it was close to dinner time, so we had a nice early dinner, explored the hotel grounds and when night fell, we went for a spaaaaaaaaaaa treatment!! SHIOK LA I ♥ SPA!

LOL I it’s redundant for me to say “I ♥ Christmas and I ♥ Spa” because who in their right freakin mind wouldn’t?!

It was decently priced (cannot remember now maybe 200+ to 300SGD for like 2 hours plus for 2 person) and the service was excellent!!! I think great service is part of what makes a spa so enjoyable to visit. It’s the ONE place I am absolutely guaranteed good service. And good service is bloody hard to find these days especially in Asian countries.

For example, I had several mosquito bites that I was furiously scratching while waiting in the spa lobby while our room was being set up. The counter girl saw me looking very uncomfortable and she came over to offer us some lavender oil.

I was like BITCH Y U NO GIVE ME MOPIKO, U OFFER ME LAVENDER OIL?

I thought she was trying to sell us some products but she told me to apply some oil on my bites and it actually WORKED! Itching stopped in a matter of minutes and the redness plus swell reduced. I was super amazed lol who knew.

Massage bed where we had orgasmic massages :’)

My masseuse had such softtt and smooth hands omg made me wish I had hands like that! So gentle to the touch. Too bad my job doesn’t require me soaking my hands in moisturizing lotion everyday!

Romantic candles, flower petals and bubble bath to start off with!!! Everything else… we had to wear minimal clothing so no pics lolol.

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So let’s fastforward to the next day!!!!


Rise and shine!!! I am ready for theme park madness :DDDDDDDD

Much to our disappointment, it was raining and gloomy in the morning… but by the time we had lunch and we got down there it stopped immediately. What can I say??? God loves me!!!

Jan and Jer!!! I love her long hair omg I can’t believe she chopped it all off

Bb & me!!!!!! :)

Lolol it was unbearably hot so he ran into that mushroom fountain you see in the picture behind him and he came out looking like that

So my first impression of Sunway Lagoon is that…….

People are very weirdly dressed.

A lot of people weren’t even wearing swim suits, they were full on wearing normal going out clothes like long sleeves, tights / leggings and everything to go on the water slides and shit. Doesn’t feel like I am in a water theme park at all!!

Waiting for our turn at a slide!

The slides were ok ok lor… Quite boring actually. They look big but no thrill factor involved. Maybe I’m very biased coz I’ve been to really nice theme parks before and I’m very anal when it comes to holidays because I expect everything to be perfect! (like Orlando T.T)

Small eyes run in the Loh’s family blood LOL

Hi-yah! I am strong!!!!!

And my bf is cockeyed.

I photoshopped my armpits whiter, among a few other things :P I cannot stand girls who take pics showing their armpits, especially when it’s like hairy or dark dark one omg.

I liked this slide!!! 2 seater (LOVE coz I can hear Sam laughing hysterically and going WEEEE)

And we got to go backwards at the end part ^.^

It was really packed that day, we got bored of queuing up for like 40 mins just to go one slide so we chilled at the pool instead.

Janice and Jeremy are forever making out. Buay sian ah?!!!!??? Everytime we take their picture they’re either 1) cuddling or 2) kissing.

Well that’s one problem with going out with needy couples lol

We were making fun of them for always making out (reminds me of Gwen & Blake LOL) and so we had a KISS-OFF!!!!

Deng deng deng!!!

Round 1, FIGHT!!!!

Round 2!!! Good comeback, with female taking dominance this time! :P

BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I win, coz obviously my kiss is so magical that Sam’s hands are up in the air as if he so happy, he wanna fly. LOL!

Sam was posing under one of those giant pails that collect water and eventually topple over, unloading a tremendous amount of water onto the heads of people standing below!!!!

But we failed to get a good shot of him…

Pic 1 – ruined by running little boy’s backside.

Pic 2 ruined by random walking dude… MOVE OVER LA!!!

Pic 3…. again, ruined by people once more.

All this time we were trying to take photos, people just kept walking into our direction when they could’ve EASILY avoided us, not like we’re in a narrow pathway!!!!!

They see us trying to take a picture also won’t siam one! Just waltz across our way and plant their asses in the pic only.

HOW RUDE can these people be!!!
Srsly ffs.


WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weeeeeeee wildlife park!!! Always fun to see animals :D

Holy shit, it’s a giant fucking CHINCHILLA.

I’ve never actually seen a proper pic or a chinchilla irl before, is this what they’re meant to look like?!!!!?!?!!? WHY PPL SAY THEY CUTE AH? Mad fugly!!!!

Looks like a mad oversized wrinkly old saggy version of my cute hamster, Pudding.

This chinchilla’s ears are so big I could shove my whole fist in there!!! And goodness knows what gunk would come out with it. Ewwww.

Another old-looking animal.. some white money lol.

Sunway Lagoon, y ur animals all look like they 90 years old and menopausing?!?!!? Not cute de!!

Urghhh I hate this ride!!!!! Pirate ship. All it does is swing you back and forth and mash up your brain. 100% puke.

Roller coasters, however.. are a completely different story!!!!

I love the feeling in my stomach when we go down the dips. I love the actual SPEED involved, not so much inertia shit going on because we’re actually making distance. I love the wind in my hair and watching everything look like a blur as we zoom past.

I love the involuntary screams I let out as we’re getting our body thrown around in all sorts of directions as the coaster picks up pace and sends us into a frenzy!!! Love love love it.

Sam was walking around the theme park topless, LOL. That’s what happens when you combine dry and wet theme parks together.

And that’s me looking funneh with all my make up washed off from the water slides before…. my fake eyelash from one eye fell out too hahaha

And we’re off!!!!

Having fun you guys???

Them going off in another coaster!!! My bro’s scared of heights / theme park rides so these mini coasters are the only ones he’d go on LOL

We walked past this water feature and I exclaimed, “Ooooh look!! Waterfall!!….. But why the heck did they have to put that massive fence and block our view for? Kinda pointless right?”

But soon we discovered the valid reason for it :P

There were 2 TIGERS in the enclosure!!!! Madness. They roar-ed a bit and wow-ed everyone there lol.

Here kitty kitty kitty… Who’s a cute wittle kitty kitty? ^.^

*MAULS*

HAAHAHA reminds me of Carlos Mencia’s stand up show omgggg you have to Youtube “The Best of Carlos Mencia”!!!

And here comes the coolest part of the whole theme park – the world’s longest suspension bridge!!!! It really WAS extremely long. (423 metres across the whole area)

And really, really high up!

Best way to see the whole park.

Although you kinda wonder what you’re missing out on since a lot of the park isn’t open to public (closed, under maintenance, yada yada)

The colorful buildings remind me of Genting for some reason

Wasn’t easy for me to walk across this thing T_T

I have a fear of extreme heights. I am not DEAD scared of heights (I do like roller coasters, remember?) and I can look down 60 storeys from the top of Marina Bay Sands, no problem.

BUT I really don’t like it when I am forced to walk on shaky platforms (the suspension bridge bounces and creaks wtfsmlj) or when the platform I am walking on has holes / glass to allow me to look DIRECTLY DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!

FEELS LIKE I AM FALLING T______________T And I get super duper scared. I clung onto the side of the bridge and onto Sam for dear life.

They seem to have no problem with the heights!

Felt my heart in my mouth everytime I glanced down. I know the trick is to keep walking and don’t look down…. but since when did “Don’t look down okay!!!!” ever work???

My only consolation was if I fell through the bridge at least I’d land in water lol (which at a certain height can feel like landing on cement anyway, I know, but it’s psychological comfort)

Our last stop for the day – ATV Riding!!!!

They made us wear funny caps. I wonder why they always make you wear shower caps when you ride on Go-Karts or ATVs??? Is it because they scared you got dandruff or what?

Sam being Sam.

Lol I love his eyes :)

Looking miserable because I was. EXHAUSTED from walking around the whole day!!!! Everyone else was complaining about being tired too so it wasn’t only me. I could barely stand on my 2 feet, I kept swaying while trying to stand still lol

AND I was being eaten alive by the second thanks to mosquitoes and 10 000 other random fucking bugs.

STOP TAKING MY PICTURE LAAAAAAAAAAAA I WANT TO DIE ALREADY.

My loony bun is fine benny lava!

(IDK why but my bro in this pic makes me feel like singing that song LOL props to you if you know what I’m talking about!!!!!!!!! Have you been high todayyyyyyyyyyy?? I see the nuns are GAY!! I have the lyrics memorized omg what’s wrong with me)

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And that was the end of that!!!!

We jumped onto the ATVs when it was our turn and it was probably my favourite part of the day. ATVs rock!!!! Talk about an adrenaline rush. I especially love it when we’re going uphill on rocky terrain coz it’s the hardest.

Reminds me of amazing times spent in Phuket with Sam, our first ever overseas trip together and that was when we JUST got to know each other!!!

You can read the post here, has hilarriousssss classic photos and funny moments!!!!

I don’t remember much of what we did after the ATV ride besides going for a nice indian dinner, lol. That’s why I try to take as many pics as I can to remember the moments!

They said Sam looks like Malaysian here. I agree. LOL.

This was us before we boarded our coach back the next day. We shopped around at Pyramid Mall and I got some really cheap stuff from F21!!!!!!!! Love how their F21 is sooo big and not crowded unlike Singapore’s stores always so many ppl.

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In conclusion, I’d say Sunway Lagoon sucked. It wasn’t a waste of time since I DID have fun, and I did come back with fun holiday pics and a pleasant-ish experience but was it worth the money, the time and long bus ride? No!

Could have gone somewhere else, like to Phuket or something for the same amount of money.

I AM DYING FOR A HOLIDAY NOW.

Really stress + work overload recently :( Everyday means another endless list of things to do!!!!! Not enough sleep, muscle aches, lack of personal times… boohoo.

xoxo,
Jess

Happy Birthday Mummy ♥

If you asked me who is the one person I love and appreciate the most in this world…

I wouldn’t hesitate to say, “My mum.”

In everyone’s life, there’s that irreplaceable person who holds a higher place in your heart above all others, the second person most special to you doesn’t even come close. The one person who’s been through it all with you and you know they’re gonna be there no matter what.

For some, it’s their partner, for others, it’s their best friend…

But for me, it’s my mother. ♥

Ever since I could remember, I’ve never had much of a dad figure around. The only memories I have of my father as a kid are extremely fuzzy ones of when I was like 3; and then when I was actually old enough to remember clear details at 6 years old, all I can remember is him flinging objects around violently and shouting angrily.

I don’t have soft, happy comforting memories of him… so whenever I seek comfort, I think of my mother.

Despite her short-temper and sharp tongue, deep down inside she’s the kindest person I know. If you’ve seen her in real life, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. She has this mellow, kind looking face that brings me comfort every time I look at it because I know I’m right at home when I see her, and even if I am having an absolutely shitty day, everything is going to be okay. Mummy’s here now, things will get better.

…I can’t tell you enough how much my mum means to me; in fact I’m tearing up like a little baby right now, completely choked with emotions and feeling quite useless because most of the time I can put my feelings aptly into words, but words just fail me now.

People are always walking in and out of my life, mostly away than towards me.

And so I learned the hard way that the only people I can trust are the ones who stick around even when shit hits the fan.

It’s no wonder I became mummy’s little girl. She’s the only permanent fixture in my life.. when friends turn around suddenly to backstab me, she tells me that they were a bitch / a bad influence anyway, and I should move on and ignore them because I’m better than that. When boyfriends break my heart and force me into tears, she fiercely calls them up to give them a piece of her mind and then comforts me by telling me how smart, young and beautiful her daughter is and that I will always be able to find a better guy.

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I’ll never forget the way I used to be a such rebellious kid during my teenage years – I was so nasty, too much for any single parent to handle!!

Failing my classes without mentioning it to her, skipping school behind her back, rudely hurling vulgarities, going out till late at night without answering her calls or letting her know where I was and falling in “love” with some boy and ignoring all my other priorities…

At one point (or, many points lol) it got so bad that I was sent to have counseling sessions with the school’s shrink (they said I was depressed -_- yeah I probably was). I even tried to run away from home and received suspensions from school (..thank god I was never really expelled although I got warnings)

Yep, I was that kid whose teacher had her parent’s mobile on speed dial and my mum was that parent who would have to make trips down to my school frequently, pleading with them to give me another chance.

She got crazily frustrated of course, and told me off harshly countless of times, disciplining me in various ways but I knew everything she did was for my own good. Most of the time anyway lol. If a lesson’s not harsh, you never learn properly.

I am just glad she never gave up on me, because I can’t imagine where I’d be now if she had. A high school drop out? Some ah lian smoking underneath a HDB void deck having a baby she doesn’t even know who’s the father of???

*shudders*

She didn’t have to face just 1 naughty kid, my brother was quite the problem child as well!

…So now you know. In both primary school and high school I had huge issues. I remember breaking down in tears and yelling in her face, “YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING IS YOUR FAULT” and shutting her out from my life.

I know it’s unfair to say that to her, but I wish I knew what I know now back then. No parent ever understands their child fully, nor can they always provide them with everything they yearn or require but the best parent is the one who never stops loving their child selflessly no matter how flawed they are, and the ones who make the most sacrifices so that their children can be happy!

I guess I didn’t know who to blame for feeling so lost and confused. And since my dad wasn’t around for me to point the finger at, she took the beating instead. I’m sorry.

But how things have changed now, and I realize all the good things I have, I owe completely to her.

Now that I have grown up, I can appreciate all that she’s done for me fully… :)

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Without her, I couldn’t be the well-grounded, happy individual person that I am today.

She has taught me so many lessons during these 18 years of my life, how to walk, how to talk; but the most important one of all is never giving up on what you love, and being nice to others even when life is kicking you with all its might in the balls.

My childhood wasn’t as happy and carefree as I would’ve liked it to be, but I know she tried as hard as she could to provide me and my brother a comfortable life. I know how many hours, days and nights she had to single-handedly slog away just to put food on the table and roofs over our heads, and I can only imagine how it feels like to face this world completely alone with 2 young kids, and no one out there willing to help you.

In her darkest times of need, where were the people she trusted to take care of her? None of them were there.

Yet today, if those very same people who abandoned her so selfishly many years ago turned up at her door step seeking help, she’d be more than willing to lend a helping hand if she could.

She never gave up on us, on herself, on life.. as close as she came thinking about it… she fought on, for me, for my brother, for our family. Small and imperfect as it is, it’s everything I have in this world.

“Nothing is ever perfect, it’s how we make the most out of it.”

That is undeniably the most amazing thing about my mum…

No matter how hopeless the situation seems, no matter how down she feels or no matter what the heck happens, she NEVER gives up on the people she loves. However dire the situation, she’ll find a way to make it better and even if she can’t, she’ll go through the rough times with you. Because of that, I feel like I can take on anything in this world.

Cuz whatever I do, I’ll have a pillar of support backing me up. Regardless of whether I fail or succeed, someone out there will always be proud of me :’)

Do you know she goes around telling people, “My daughter’s a blogger!!!!!” with the HUGEST grin on her face?? I’ve seen her do it in front of me before, I got quite embarrassed but it was the cutest thing ever, really!!!! I’m not even that successful a blogger but in her eyes, I’m always the star of any show.

She’s constantly saying to me that I was meant for great things, and what a wonderful daughter I already am right now so it keeps me having faith in myself too. She still ends many of our phone calls with “I love you.” and even though there’s a lump in my throat when I say it (I dunno, I can only say it to my boyfriend) I reply her the same thing everyday! And I’m 18!!!

I can’t believe somebody who’s gone through so much hardship can still remain as optimistic about life as she does. It’s incredibly motivational.. if you wonder where I get my family and life values from, it’s definitely from her.

Being a single parent is hard enough, but being a ROCKING single parent and the awesomest coolest bravo mum anybody could ask for is not something anyone can do. I think she deserves mad props for that.

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Her birthday just passed on the 26th of February, and since I didn’t make her a birthday card as I normally would (I made her something else!), I figured she deserved a heartfelt entry dedicated to her at the very least. I’m really not that good with words in real life, I am not even half as expressive vocally as I am writing this blog but as long as the message is somehow delivered, then all is well in the end.

She’s been in Perth the past week and a half, but she’s flying back to SG in 12 hours so I get to see her tomorrow!!

And then I can show her the surprise that’s waiting for her and blog about it to share with you guys too. I hope she likes it ^.^

Happy Belated Birthday Mum!!!!!

I love you X infinity and beyond. ..Thank you for all the things you’ve done for me and kor kor.

xoxo,
Jess
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