Let’s Catch Up!

March 6th, 2015 by sixpegs

The last time I checked, I have been a horrible blogger.
I have not been updating my blog regularly,
and it was so bad a reader I bumped into at my cafe asked if I was still blogging.

I am sorry guys.
Tonight feels like the night for some virtual verbal vomit.

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Work has been overwhelming since I got back from my trips and as of now,
there is still a whole load of work that needs to be cleared.

A Happy Chinese New Year to all of my Chinese readers!
(At least I’m still in time to wish y’all this. Heh!)

To be honest, 2015 has been quite crazy for me.
I started the year flying around, to Seoul for work,
and to Italy / Sweden / Copenhagen for part work part leisure.
My second trip halfway round the globe to the Scandinavian countries
is truly an eye opener and I cannot wait to blog about my experiences soon!

And when I got back to Singapore, I came face-to-face with some (quite) serious issues at work.
They really caught me off guard because for the longest time, everything seems fine on the surface.
But little did I know that my staff are actually having problems at work and
I really blame myself for not being there to solve problems when they needed me.
To be honest, I think I am quite a horrible leader. :/
And I am grateful to have the support of A, who completes me and
does things that are beyond my capabilities in times like this.

All I can say is, it really isn’t easy managing people.
And things can be made trickier when I am working with the people closest to my heart – good friends and family.
I hope with good communication and faith in each other,
we will be able to overcome all obstacles and grow together as a team, as a family.

This Chinese New Year was rather special for me because I got to spend some good time talking to my Dad.
And under my encouragement, my Dad agreed to an upcoming family trip to Taipei.
Although I won’t be joining them on the trip,
I am very happy to hear that my Dad is joining my Mom and my aunts on the trip because
I honestly cannot remember when was the last time Dad travel with the family.

If I’m not wrong, it was like 12, 15 years ago.

Here are some snapshots from Chinese New Year.

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Zombie Club

February 12th, 2015 by sixpegs

Do you look like death by 8pm too?
If so, welcome to the 8pm Zombie Club.
As the President of the 8pm Zombie Club, I feel obliged to let you know a little more
about how things are like in our club, how you became one of us and
what you can do if you want to leave the club.
I have been trying some products from Clinicians – Stress & Energy Support and REM Sleep
and they have helped me a lot with managing my stress and energy levels during
the day and sleep during the night.

But before I get to that, I have to stress how hard it is for me to get to sleep every night.
I’m a huge insomniac. You will know, if you follow me on Instagram (SIGH).
Here at the 8pm Zombie Club, we hardly get enough sleep.
There are times (when we feel like we should sleep more), we cannot fall asleep at night.
It’s the norm for us to toss and turn around on the bed from 11pm until 3am,
and it usually takes us about 50 games of Candy Crush before the Zzz Monster catch up with us.
As the President of the 8pm Zombie Club, I lead a very busy lifestyle; a very stressful one too.
Do you know why stress and quality of sleep is correlated?
Since most of you are probably my club members, I shall let you in on how a typical day is like in my life.

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MegRhythm Me!

February 5th, 2015 by sixpegs

I have found my best friend on long flights – an eye mask but better.
Because it comes with a nice scent, is self heating, affordable, and disposable!

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It comes in four different kinds; 3 of which is scented, namely Unscented, Lavender, Chamomile and Fresh Rose.

MegRhythm is an established brand in Japan and they are dedicated to providing solutions for our stressful and busy lifestyles.

The MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask is a unique self-warming eye mask that gradually warms up to a 40 degrees Celsius
and the heat will last for 10 mins from the moment you put it on.
It also releases a little bit of steam (YES! STEAM!) to relieve and
relax tired eyes, bringing it to a comfortable state.
The steam produced also help to moisten your eye skin area!
It’s exceptionally good on tired eyes after a long day at work by relieving eye fatigue and moistening the eye skin area.

I have tried many cooling eye masks but this is the first heated one I’ve used.
And I love how it is disposable because it’s super convenient and much cleaner especially when it’s on the eye area.

Here is a video of how you can use the MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask:

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Megrhythm recommends using the steam eye mask at home, in between work, while you travel or before bedtime.
Personally, I think the best time is to use it as you’re preparing for bed.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but with an eye mask that is heated, it really helps to relax better
(plus that means I won’t be able to look at my phone, haha!).
Somehow I FEEL that with the slight steam from the masks, it helps with my eye products being absorbed by my skin better.
Hahaha! The company didn’t say that, it’s my own FEELINGS ok!

We are so used to putting facials masks and very often neglect the need to take good care of our peepers.
We all know, especially after a long tired day at work,
no amount of eye care products will be able to let us feel refreshed again.
Something I like about the eye mask is it’s very easy and only take about 10 minutes,
so on days when I have dull looking eyes when I wake up,
I just need to put on the mask and wake up slowly, looking good again.
Heh! It is going to be a life-saver when I stay up late during the festive seasons! :D

I do use it before big events to freshen up my eyes and it helps eye make-up go up easier and looking much smoother.

I used the Lavender MegRhythm Eye Steam Mask on my flight to Seoul and it was totally perfect!

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Ok, I was just pretending to be asleep. Honest k.
Hahahaha!

I’m gonna load up lots of these for my upcoming trip to chase the lights.
Sure is nice to sleep with a warm eye mask in that kind of climate! :D

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MegRhythm is available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity and Tokyu-Hands.
Or you can even request for a sample piece from the MegRhythm website!

Do also check out MegRhythm’s Instagram contest (@MegRhythmSG) and stand a chance to win prizes over $95!

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

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