January 14th, 2013 by sixpegs
Looks like getting a new camera IS a right choice.
I’ve been transformed into a brand new camwhore who would whip out my camera almost every hour.
I bought the Samsung MV9000 from Gmarket and it’s only at $320!
(The price I got from Sim Lim Square was $417, so that’s really quite a steal!)
It comes with a flip up screen and has inbuilt wifi so I can transfer pictures from the camera to my phone ANYWHERE,
even when I’m at a place with no wifi connection!
OK, enough of my boring gadget talk.
I’m also loving my new gelish manicure from Juup!
It has got to be my favourite nail salon of all times.
Apart from the hot tea and cookies and chocolates they give me once I settled down,
I get to watch movies as I’m getting my nails done!
How awesome is that!
I did the gelish in a glittery dark grey this time round because my previous colour done by the was of a lighter shade.
Time for a change! :D
Lunch was at FIKA located at the junction of Arab Street and Beach Road!
I have been to this Swedish cafe once but I didn’t get to try the mains the last time I was there.
So A and I took the chance to try out some of their food this time round!
The cafe was pretty spacious, clean and white!
It is a halal cafe owned and operated by muslims (that’s what they said on their website).
So muslim friends, another place to go to if you’re at Haji Lane area!
When I think of Swedish food, the first place that comes to mind is IKEA.
So naturally, we compared the meatballs A ordered with the ones served at IKEA.
A commented that the meatballs at Fika tasted very “meaty”, so if you’re a hardcore carnivore, it might suit you!
The service at Fika was a little disappointing though. Hmm.
The Aglio Olio I had was not bad though, but I think it can be a little spicier.
But they give you the opportunity to pick what you want in the pasta, so I picked shrimps for mine!
I LOVE the cold fresh milk with cinnamon though. SO GOOD! Yums.
This was the best A could do when I asked her to look at me lovingly.
Food all cleaned up!
If you’re interested to check out Fika at your next cafe hopping trip, here are some information you might need!
We toured around the area after getting some stocks and we found this really cute vintage store tucked in a corner!
This store has a really cute name called Roccoco Kent and
the owner of the store is really friendly too.
Here are some pictures to give you a little virtual tour around the shop!
Here we go!
There is a little outdoor area with all the cutest things you can possibly think of!
If you would also like to pay Roccoco Kent a visit the next time you around the area, here’s their address.
The main entrance to the shop is a little inconspicuous though, so do look out for this sign when you’re in the area!
And just something random we saw on our way home.
The Prata People On the Way To A Prata Party.
Till next time, time for a prata party! <3
November 1st, 2012 by sixpegs
I’d recently learnt of the Take Action! Contest by Oogachaga.
It’s a contest which invites all individuals or groups who aspire to make a positive difference
to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community in Singapore to
submit an original idea for their own programme.
And this inspired me to tell you about my story.
I once heard a saying that goes “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”.
Although we all know that the truth is not always rosy and nice,
living in a lie would probably be the most depressing and unhappy thing I can imagine.
I had lived in denial for certain things in life before,
but when it comes to realizing who I am and coming to terms with my sexuality,
I am proud I took the courage to embrace and accept who I am inside.
A and I have been together for about a year and a half now. Looking back,
it all still feels surreal about how we evolved from schoolmates who only kept in touch via Facebook,
to friends who were comfortable about sharing things about our lives, to now –
two inseparable girls who can’t wait to spend each day with each other.
This whole journey with A has been more than just an emotional rollercoaster ride,
it is also a valuable lesson that has opened my eyes to things I have otherwise not known had I not met her,
and it had also brought me closer to myself.
Knowing A had made me know myself better.
I think I am a very lucky girl.
Luckily, not only because I have A in my life now, but also because
I have a loving family and friends who accept me for who I am,
and because I was born with this “live for the moment” sort of personality that made me brave enough
to just follow my heart and not my head.
I was a normal child – I looked ordinary and had good friends of both gender growing up.
I loved dresses and girly stuff and have crushes on boys when I was in school.
In short, I did not look particularly tomboyish or extremely feminine.
Everything happened pretty much according to plan and nothing out of the ordinary took place.
I had boyfriends, I brought my potential life partners home to meet my parents, I even thought of getting married!
But things started to change after I met A. It felt almost like I was going through puberty all over again.
The attraction I had towards her felt different – something I had never felt before.
I freaked out when I realized that I might be falling in love with a girl.
There were many things that came to mind before I decided to start seeing A officially.
I was afraid that my family would not approve of the relationship,
worried that my friends will think different of me after they know about my abrupt change in sexual orientation.
I did not want my sexual orientation to affect how people view me professionally too.
But me being the reckless me, I took a leap of faith and I am happy it all turned out well.
I had many questions from readers over the span of this 18 months –
some from curious straight people who just wants to know how I overcame the fears and came out,
some from people like me who are still finding the chance to finally be who they are.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the LGBT society and
I think there will be more acceptances if the society understands the LGBT people better.
So here are my answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
♥ Does your mother know about your relationship with A? ♥
My Mom knows about my relationship with A and I am very lucky that she also acknowledges A as my girlfriend.
A and I recently introduced our mothers to each other and everything is going on well for us so far.
♥ How did you tell your family about your sexuality? ♥
I am from a typical Asian family where it can be hard to talk about sexuality openly,
so I have never actually told my mother face-to-face about my sexual orientation.
At first, I introduced A as a friend but I have never tried to hide or cover up
whenever I go out with or meet up with A.
Over time, I guess my mother realized that the way I treat A is different from how I treat my other female friends.
I spoke to my cousin once and she told me about my Mom telling my aunts that I am going out with a girl now
and my Mom said she just wants me to be happy.
So yes, that was my way of sending the message across to my mother and knowing that she has accepted us.
My aunts and extended family has been really supportive too.
They always make an effort to include A in our family gatherings and get-togethers.
♥ Has it affected your life in any way? ♥
It did not affect my life much.
True friends stayed by my side and those who thought differently about me probably
are not really true friends in my opinion.
I broke the news to my friends gradually and they were supportive of my current relationship.
If you are worried about how your friends of the same-gender might think differently of you,
let them in and tell them how you feel slowly.
Not everyone is the same so it takes time to let them understand you gradually.
♥ How different is being in a gay relationship different from a straight relationship? ♥
A gay relationship is no different from a straight relationship.
Unlike the common perception about how gay relationships are frivolous and gay people are promiscuous,
I personally know gay couples who have been together for years and still going strong.
It does not matter whether you are in a gay or straight relationship.
All relationships take a lot of effort and time to maintain.
♥ Are you happy? ♥
I am happier now and through my coming out, I got closer to my mother and my friends.
I got to know myself better and I am now in a relationship with the most special girl I have met in my life.
I am indeed fortunate to have such understanding and beautiful people around me but not everyone is as lucky as I am.
But a lot of people like me still faces discrimination and difficulty in coming out.
“To Anonymous” is one of Take Action!’s past year winner and was awarded a seed fund of $1000
to steer this programme into the works.
The programme was originally targeted for the transgender population but welcomes the letters from all LGBTQ individuals.
It’s heartening to know that such a simple initiative has achieved such a favourable response.
With an outlet to build a tighter-knit community, encouragement and support is coming from strangers and friends alike.
People are stepping out and accepting the fact that sexuality is only a facet of our humanity,
and regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, we are all fundamentally human.
What’s more important is showing love and concern for others rather than jumping quickly to conclusions and labels.
It’s a pity that the competition is over, but you can still get involved and vote for your favourite project
and 4 lucky winners will each walk away with an 8GB SanDisk SDHC card sponsored by NoFrillsFactoryOutlet.com.
You can also subscribe to Oogachaga’s newsletter for more upcoming programmes,
exciting events and information!
Do check them out now and be inspired!
October 27th, 2012 by sixpegs
It has been an overwhelming week for me, busy as a bee.
I tell myself everyday that this will all be worth it and one day, I will be able to see the returns.
The Tiramisu Hero is almost 3 months old now.
Despite being propelled straight into “auntie-hood” – stuck in the kitchen all day and only shopping in baking supplies stores,
it gives me a great sense of achievement watching the business grow bit by bit everyday.
We’ve been having return customers and good feedback too! They always make our day.
If you are one of those people who has supported The Tiramisu Hero in one way or another,
I want to say a big THANK YOU to you from the bottom of my heart. :)
I used to be a worry wart who would only think about the bad side of everything.
“What if it fails?”
“What if we keep losing money? How long should we hold on for?”
“Where will it takes us?”
“Will we be able to earn enough to move on to the next step?”
I kept thinking to myself that if this were to fail, I’ll just have to go back to a 9-to-5 job
and go head-to-head with the fresh grads again since I only have one year of working experience.
To be honest, it still worries me now everytime I have such thoughts.
A has been the rock in my life.
We set up a little office area in her bedroom and the two of us are just pretty much stuck here on a daily basis
when we are not at the kitchen – trying to take care of other stuff like inventory, accounts, logistics & other small stuff.
The frequent late nights sometimes drive us a little cranky and more irritable.
We bicker a lot more often than before, but I appreciate the support and love she gives me.
We live and breathe tiramisu now and I hope tiramisu will also be the one that will see us through and bring us closer
to our dream of having our own little shop and eventually being able to afford a home together.
This last one month has been really exciting for A and me!
Thinking back, it was really crazy of us to come up with the idea of starting a business within one night!
From registering of the website, to sourcing for suppliers to starting our business officially, it took us barely two (sleepless) weeks.
We are still a really teeny weeny company but at least we are now registered and
have our own little legal central kitchen.
We dream all day about having our own store and hopefully we’ll be able to carry more than just tiramisu too! :)
We were really lucky so far.
We were invited by a popular local magazine to be featured in one of their delivery food spread feature!
A and I couldn’t stop smiling to ourselves when we read that particular email together.
(still smiling when I think of it now)
Hope everything will go smoothly, and I can’t wait to have our first The Tiramisu Hero magazine feature!! * big grin*
We have also been working closely with this fashion/homewares boutique at Haji Lane too.
Apart from ordering online and doing self collection for our tiramisu,
our customers will soon be able to shop for some of the more popular tiramisu products from Haji Lane!
It is not our own store but we will be having a small little corner in the shop!
The official opening will be on 3rd November so A and I are like mad busy now!
Will definitely keep you guys updated. :)
Apart from that, our cupcakes (and myself) were also featured in an upcoming PUMA shoot
in conjunction with their Puma Social Campaign.
Here are some pictures!
I also had the chance to meet Dawn Yeoh.
And Romeo Tan.
I gave some MommaHero to Dawn, Romeo and some friends from PUMA too.
Totally feel like a proud Mother when they said the packaging was cute. Hahaha!
Big thank you to Deanna and the rest of the team for the fun-filled shoot!
*ding* Proud Mother smile!
GO SIR ANTONIO!! Aza aza fighting! ♥
Took my family and A to the Singapore Flyer and checked out this 6D show they have.
The kids had a lot of fun!
It was pretty awesome and I also brought my new parka/blazer from Runway Bandits out to meet the sun.
Totally dig the shoes from Soeurs too! I’ve been wearing them almost everyday. Heh!
You can find Soeurs at Level 2 in Cineleisure.
It was Donn’s birthday too.
A’s Dad was not in town so they took a family photo with his Dad on Skype. So cute right?
Makes me miss my parents. :’(
I also met up with Wei Yen and got my goodies from her store, The Pony Party!
She’s a really nice girl and all the stuff she passed me are so adorable!!
Bought new shades too! Hehe.
Since I’m so busy stuck at work all the time. Online shopping is really the only way out to do my retail therapy.
Got these from Smart Buy Glass! :D
Got a hard time picking out a suitable pair because they have SO MUCH!
Thank God for online shopping to keep me sane. Haha!
A and I also checked out a new cafe at McCallum Street.
We spoke to the owner of the cafe and realized that the cafe is only 6 months old!
SPRMRKT is a really unique place that puts food, retail and art into one space.
The decor is simple but comfortable aesthetically.
They have a corner that houses all the kitchen wares for sale too! Very interesting.
The people there were REALLY friendly. Like superbly friendly and helpful.
Two thumbs up for them.
And what’s even better is that the food is really really good!
I had an oxtail penne and A picked their pork ribs.
The price range is about slightly under $20 for a main, but it’s really well worth it.
My auntie pursed smile. Haha!
Here is their address and some other information you may need if you want to check them out too :)
It is now 4.33am and I am feeling guilty about not blogging for such a long time.
This is pretty much the only time I can sit down and “talk to myself” and reflect on how everything is so far.
Hope I didn’t bore you. :)
And I shall shamelessly end the post with my camwhore photo! Haha.
Enjoy the weekend, people! ♥
July 31st, 2012 by sixpegs
Thanks to reader Pearl, A and I had some really delicious Nutella Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream at Club Street Social!
We swung by Club Street Social after running some errands this afternoon
and here are some pictures of this New York style cafe!
I had a beer too! It is such a luxury to have an ice cold beer on a hot afternoon!
First time trying the Vedette, it’s good!
And there is something about the packaging that makes it very appealing to me.
AND the superbly delicious Nutella Bread Pudding with Ice cream!
I wish we had more tummy space because the description of the food on the menu sounds so good.
We have to get back to this place for more food in future.
According to reader Pearl, the breakfast served here are quite good!
I KNOW! The dessert looks damn good right! :D”
Here are some details of Club Street Social if you would like to try them out too.
Please go and try their breakfast and let me know if it’s good OK! :D
I wore my favourite pair of booties and new shift dress from Stephie’s Shop!
I love the colours of this dress and it’s so comfortable to be in. <3
We also went out around Haji Lane for some shopping two days ago,
and I wore my new pair of nude wedges from Sole Passion!
It’s super comfortable – I love wedges!
I have been bugging A to bring me for a swim because I bought this new iPhone case that is waterproof!
Here are some of the underwater shots we took while we took a dip!
Thank you for dropping by today and hope you like the new cafe!