Seoul in a bit!

January 3rd, 2015 by sixpegs

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I spent my last few minutes of 2014 in Mustafa doing some last minute shopping for the upcoming Seoul trip.
I still get a little confused when writing the date, didn’t realise that it’s already 2015!

A couple of days back, the “Yoga Girls” and I finally managed to attend our first yoga class together
at Yoga Movement after MONTHS of discussion.
Yes, months!
Hahahahaha. All of us are always busy at different times and it’s miracle that we managed to find
a time to attend the 90 min hot bikram yoga class together.

SHIOK!

I am one of the most “couch potato” person around.
I don’t exercise (not even sit-ups at home, like I used to, years ago) and I have supper almost every night.
And it really feels good to know how it feels like to sweat and get some adrenaline pumping again. :)

A and I have lately also set off on a journey to eat clean and try to shed off some weight.
We visited Slim Couture at China Square Central, and it has been more than 2 weeks since our last visit.
What they offered us is a treatment where they will do Gua Sha and Cupping for us, twice a week.
And we have a strict diet to follow.
It was a little hard at first because we had to totally cut off carbs from our diet!
I cannot live without carbs.
Or rather, I thought I cannot live without carbs.
But it has gotten much easier as the days go by.
They say one need 21 days of doing something new repetitively and it will become a habit.
I hope it works for us.

We didn’t lose a lot of weight, just about 2 kgs (for me) and a few centimetres off my arms, tummy and thighs,
but the whole diet thing has really made me feel much healthier, cleaner and less sluggish.
Will cover more next time when I have more information to share.

Diet is always better when two people are doing it together.
And A has been a big sweetheart preparing our lunches every single day.
For breakfast, we just have fruits and vegetables.

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Can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually haven’t had any carbs for more than a week!
Look at my food. Not bad ya? :p

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The diet also encourages us to snack on cherry tomatoes whenever we are hungry or feel peckish.
Check this out. Haha!

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I don’t really feel skinnier (YET), but I really do feel leaner, less unhealthy.
So yup, I’ll share more next time.
And put up pictures of every damn thing I’ve been eating when I really manage to lose a lot of weight. :p
Need to make that body fat percentage drop.
I never thought losing fats is about dropping the body fats percentage, not just the number on the weighing scale.

A and I will be leaving for Seoul in a couple of hours’ time.
I am so excited (and nervous) about the icy cold temperatures there.
I have never seen falling snow in my life! I really hope it’ll snow in Seoul when I’m there.

(Please please!)

A and I have been crazy scrambling around running errands and finishing up our work here in Singapore too.
I have so much work to do and so many things to buy I think my pockets are bleeding now.
But the worse thing is, I’ve also been buying a lot of things that aren’t on my “To Buy” list.

HAHA!

But fortunately, Christmas is not over yet and I’m still receiving gifts. :p
Like…

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My new blue (green?) American Tourister suitcase by Miss A!
First time in my life I have my own suitcase leh! :D

The Iridescence also gave me my first pair of culottes.

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It’s mad comfortable and I’m impressed with the quality.
I wore an M for this and I was quite surprised because most of the local online stores have really small sizes.
And I normally need to get an L (or even XL!!!) for bottoms.
Thank you for making me feel accepted again, The Iridescence. Haha!

They also gifted me a long cardigan in oxblood colour.
Long cardigans are my best friend because I like to wear singlets but want to hide my thunder arms. Haha!
Looks super thin but surprisingly keeps me quite warm!
Picture snapped by A outside my shop. Hehe! But that’s how I normally look when I’m at work la.

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If you like anything from the website, discount code “SIXPEGS15″ gives you 15% discount.
The discount code will expire on 31st January 2015.
Do note that The Iridescence only use registered post as it offers tracking for the customers to know
where the package is. And Free registered postage is provided for purchases of 2 items or more.
The Iridescence can also be found on Facebook.

And because I’ll miss my furkids, I also customised a phone cover with Casetify. :p

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And now, back to doing what I hate the most – packing. :(
Only fun part is I get to put on all the accessories I have on my new luggage! Hehe!

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Love my scent sachet for the luggage! #mustsmellgood

Will be back for more updates about Seoul in a jiffy! <3

2014. Gone soon?

December 25th, 2014 by sixpegs

2015 BANNER

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Our 2nd Christmas

December 21st, 2014 by sixpegs

Christmas is just round the corner again!
There is no doubt the Christmas season is my favourite time of the year,
not only because everyone is in a good mood generally, but also because there are lots of gatherings & parties!
I love those!

The cafe is my second home, and it’s always fun decorating the cafe for Christmas. Heh!
I love such things la!

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For Christmas, I got a little dipped fruits bouquet from Rainbowly!
It’s pretty and it’s so yummy! As pretty as a regular bouquet, but better because it can be eaten.
Muahahaha! :p
Good as gifts, event decor or even for weddings! I like!

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My bouquet is made up of chocolate-coated pineapples and strawberries! SUPER DELICIOUS! :D”

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So pretty ya? :D

This year, my staff and I had another lil party at the cafe and we had a few ex-staff join us.
I cannot emphasise how happy I am to see them back at the cafe, and still having fun with the rest
even though they aren’t working with us anymore. :)

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MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS GUISE! <3

ShopVenture.Com

December 11th, 2014 by sixpegs

Christmas is coming and I have already started buying presents for myself. (Hehe!)
I have been looking for a small backpack that I can use for everyday work (and to act young),
and I managed to find this pretty two-way bag from SummurCo.com.
It comes with an extra strap to be used as a backpack but I use the long handles directly as the backpack handles.
It can also be a normal bucket bag, depending on what you like.

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I also like the personalised tag I added.
I had my initials on, and it’s complimentary, so YAY!

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Oh the two metal “pins” were initially not black but I coloured them black with a permanent marker.
HEHEHE!

I also got a new laptop case for myself. LOVE the tag I added too!

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The quality is really freaking good!
I’m planning to get my passport cover and notebooks for 2015 from them already! :D

With SIXPEGSxSUMMURCO, you can enjoy 5% off your total bill!

Lately I have also been checking out different online stores to get clothes for the upcoming festive season.
How do you normally check which shop to go to? Via Google? Or by seeing where your favourite bloggers shop at?

I’ve discovered this pretty cool website called ShopVenture.
It’s a bit like an online store directory that comes with review and rating function,
so you can pretty much filter out the good online stores at one look.

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I like how it is not limited to just local online stores but also include
reliable overseas online stores that does international shopping etc!

When you shop at an online store that is not featured at the website, you can also add it in to the database.
(Like how I’m doing it for SummurCo.com here) Heh!
And for shop owners, you can also list your shops on this website and see whether your customers are happy. :p

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From the website, I also got some clothes from VainGloriousYou, KLARRA and pets stuff!
Like before this, I didn’t even know Cotton On has an online store!
It’s pretty addictive because from one store that you’re in, they can actually recommend similar stores
that you might also like. Like a drug! Heh.

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So do check ShopVenture out if you’re fretting over where to shop for gifts!
Do also share your reviews and let us know which one is good and which one to avoid (don’t be selfish k!)
They are also giving away a leather bag to encourage people to share reviews, so why not ya? :p

* On a sidenote, I’m going to Seoul soon. Any ideas on where is good to go or must-sees?

Cat x Alpaca x Cat

December 1st, 2014 by sixpegs

And so, other than lavish temples, cheap massages, good food and fancy hotels, Bangkok has more to offer!
A and I checked out three theme cafes in Bangkok and I’m here to share more about what we think of them.

We have heard (or seen) many cat cafes because they are getting so popular these days.
But this one that we visited is one of the prettiest I’ve seen so far!
Other than the cafe section, they also have a retail section, as well as a grooming arm!

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The cats here are really pretty! And we saw 3 (or was it 4) Maine Coons,
and A went crazy because she really likes her cats BIG! Hahahahaha.
But to be frank, the Maine Coons looked really majestic!

The pictures you see above is the usual sight during most of the time.
We were also lucky enough to witness how feeding time was like at the cafe!
The lady with the cat food walked into the room with a tray with all the cat food and went “Party time! Party time!”.

SO CUTE!!

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We had tea and a small bread pudding, it wasn’t expensive at all.

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They had a little glass enclosure that says “Delivery Room”, when we approached it,
we saw 4 little British Shorthair kittens in it. We really loved this place!
We were also tempted to by this t-shirt. Heh! The merchandises were on the pricey side though. :x

The address of Purr Cat Cafe Club is 63 Soi Sukhumvit 53, Khlongtunnua, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand.
In case you want to check it out on your next trip.
It’s in the Thonglor area so I recommend dinner at one of the other nicer restaurants nearby. :)

Thanks to Jayne Tham, we also found out that there is an Alpaca Farm Cafe in town!
OF COURSE WE NEED TO CHECK IT OUT RIGHT!

ALPACAS! They are like, HOW CUTE!

This one is slightly out of the main city area but it’s not too far by taxi.
Unfortunately, they open only after 5pm so the traffic was bad and it took us almost an hour of taxi ride to get there.
It was well worth it though, and you’ll see why!

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It’s a huge huge place – a bit like an open-air Marche style where there are different food stores you can get your food from.
Actually not that much, just 3 different ones. :p
Other than alpacas, who are the star of the restaurant, we also spotted horses, ducks, bunnies and cats around here.
It really feels more like a petting zoo, and we really enjoyed our time here.
It was our first time seeing an Alpaca in real life – I didn’t know they were so friendly!
The whole time I was worried that they might spit at me. Fortunately, nothing happened. Hahaha! :p

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“HELLO COUSIN!”

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I like how they are all looking at the camera. :p

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One word of caution though, this place can be a mosquito-feeding ground at night, so if you prefer dining outdoors,
make sure you arm yourself with an insect repellent or cover up well.
If not, you can also choose to sit indoors where it’s air conditioned.

Alpaca View Farm and Cuisine is located at 11 Soi Ladprao-Wanghin 71, Ladprao Rd, Bangkok 10320.
Do note that they open only after 5pm, and opens till late.
Good to chill with beer and live music! :)

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The last “cat” cafe we visited was…

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TADAH! It’s also a cat ya? Hahaha!
We really didn’t come with the intention to visit this one, but saw it while we were roaming around the new Siam Square 1 mall.
It is really massive spanning across 3 storeys, so we decided to have some tea there.

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It was MASSIVELY pink and Hello Kitty all over the place, I think A also fainted.
(Thanks A, for caving in to my whims and fancies) HAHA!

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They mainly serve drinks and some light desserts, and only savoury item they had on the menu was sandwiches.
I am auntie at heart and need to eat some “salty food” so I went ahead and ordered a serving of sandwich. :)
The food looked really cute (except that pink cake that looks too artificially pink).
Oh, and that aggressively pink whipped cream on our iced chocolate scares me too.

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My iced strawberry tea was served in a Hello Kitty zippy-cup which I get to keep.
Maybe that explains why it costs us almost 40 SGD for that bit of food.
We had to collect the food on our own too. :(

Verdict?
The food was really quite bad.
And we couldn’t bring ourselves to eat too much of that ridiculously-pink cake.
I should have known – heard too many horror stories about the food at Hello Kitty cafes.

And because we are rebels, we did this.

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No offence, Kitty. You know I still love you.

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I forced A to take a picture with Hello Kitty too….

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Declined.

Anyhoos, thank you A for walking into a Hello Kitty Cafe with me.
Now everyone knows you went to a Hello Kitty, you’re not that cool anymore.
HAHAHAHAAHAHA!

This is what our faces will be like the next time we see a Hello Kitty Cafe:

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LOL! And how it’ll be like the next time we see a mega gadget store:

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I guess, opposite attracts ya? LMAO.

Hotel Muse x Le Cabinet de Curiosites

November 30th, 2014 by sixpegs

Last weekend was a special one for me, being able to spend A’s birthday privately with her in Bangkok.
I think people might think we are mad at the rate we’re visiting Bangkok. Heh!
We just love this place too much!

During this visit, we also checked out Le Cabinet de Curiosites of Thomas Erber,
an internationally acclaimed annual exhibition, exploring both Thai and international arts.
It was a feast for the eyes!
This is the fifth year Le Cabinet de Curiosite was held and this time round,
it was hosted by Siwilai Concept Store and Central Embassy, a brand new luxury mall in the heart of Bangkok.

In this event, we saw more than 70 pieces consisting of a Lotus Arts de Vive crocodile sculpture,
pieces by Thai silk company Jim Thompson, a P-Tendercool haute manufactured table,
the lightest jacket ever made by Officine Generale, and an exclusive urban city bag by Maison Takuya.

It’s just way too cool!

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Central Embassy was also like an art piece on its own – look at those beautiful and clean lines!

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This mall just blew my mind because to be honest, I’ve never seen SO many luxury brands under one roof in Bangkok!
There was also many beautiful cafes on the higher levels in Central Embassy, and Siwilai Concept Store can also be found in here.

I love Siwilai Concept Store. The selection of merchandise is superb and the whole feel of the store was fab!

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Thank you Central Group for hosting us at the event! It was superb and a big treat for our eyes and minds!

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A and I extended our stay because it was A’s birthday that week.
After searching high and low for the perfect hotel, we settled for Hotel Muse.
I chanced upon this hotel while I was searching for boutique hotels in Bangkok, this one caught my eye instantly.
I like how it is slightly European, near city but not in the middle of the hustle & bustle.

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The hotel interior was absolutely gorgeous.
For a while, I forgot that I was in Bangkok (until they started greeting me). :p
We know a lot of hotels always serve welcome drinks, Hotel Muse did so too,
but they served 4 shots instead of serving us 2 glasses of fruit punch!
2 of the 4 shots served was alcoholic – yum yum!

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The hotel room was clean and very comfortable to be in.
I am always very anal when it comes to hotel rooms, a room that works for me will definitely need to have a bathtub.
This one has one, and I can still watch the television when I’m having a bath!
The bathroom comes with audio system so I can enjoy my telly shows while soaking away.
PERFECT!

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A and I haven’t been to a cat cafe in Bangkok before.
And by some twist of events (we arrived at Talad Rot Fai too early), we ended up at Makura Cat Cafe!
It is at the street just right next to the entrance to Talad Rot Fai, so we went in to kill some time.

I don’t know why all the cats here are so cute.
We saw a couple of “street” cats in the cafe which was really nice!
They were being “pimped” (hahaha, in a way, they are right?) to act cute in front of customers but at least
the owners protect them with rules and regulations; and give them a good home. :)

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On our way back to the hotel, the taxi driver didn’t see the hotel and went a little further down the road.
As we were walking back, we heard some massive meowing down a dark alley.
A and I decided to just find out what’s going on and we found a little kitten stuck between two branches!
A carried it down and it immediately looked relieved!
We didn’t have any cat food on us so I went to a nearby convenience store hoping to get some cat food.
Sadly, they didn’t sell any cat food and I ended up with a can of tuna and some clean drinking water.

(A said everyone gave her dirty looks while I was away, as if she was some cat abuser)
Hahaha!

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The kitten was so cute! It has no tail though, I hope it’s not the case of some psychotic cat abuser nearby.
Anyways, it really made our day, knowing that there is one less hungry cat in Lad Phrao are that night.
We spotted some dried cat food around so there must be feeders around.
Hope the little kitten will grow up into a strong boy.

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I am usually the sort who would skip breakfast.
But having heard a lot about the breakfast served at Hotel Muse, we woke up bright and early the next day.

The breakfast spread was splendid – good range of western and Asian food, and they also have free flow of champagne!

Decadent. Mmm. But I like it! Heh! :p
It was served at the highest level of the hotel so the view was fab too!

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That evening, we also had dinner at Medici, an Italian restaurant located at the basement of Hotel Muse.
We really weren’t expecting too much, thinking it was just a regular Italian restaurant.
But boy! We were so wrong!
It was really lavish and I really love the decor of the place.
The kitchen was an open-concept one so it was really a feast for our eyes,
as if we were watching Hell’s Kitchen or something. (But there wasn’t scolding la. Heh!)

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Halfway through our meal, there were also live opera performances!
The singers just mingled amongst the guests and started singing. How cool right!

We had a beef carpaccio to share, my main was a white truffle pasta (it was SO AROMATIC AND TASTY!),
and A had her favourite steak, cooked to perfection!

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The prices were pretty affordable for the standard of the food served.
The Head Chef also took time to make small talks to the guests and explained more about the food that we had.

Their desserts were so freaking good too!

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We really couldn’t ask for a better birthday dinner for A! <3

After dinner, we also had drinks at SpeakEasy, a rooftop bar located in Hotel Muse itself.
I think A and I are starting to enjoy just chilling around instead of hardcore partying as we get older.
:x
SpeakEasy is a gorgeous place, and I really love the view of the domed roofs of Hotel Muse!

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I’ll put up another blog post for another two “cat cafes” we visited and also the Alpaca Cafe soon!
See you in three days! :p

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