Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rockefeller Center, one month apart.

I saw this photo of Rockefeller Center on my Instagram feed recently, and did a double take:

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Why, you may ask?

'Cause it looks SO SO different from the Rockefeller Center that I saw in New York! :O :O :O

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SEE?? Same location, same angle, same view... SO DIFFERENT. And it was only a month plus ago??

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Another view. Right opposite is 5th Avenue, and you can just FEEL the energy of New Yorkers bouncing off! :D

The place was covered with colorful blooms and cherry blossoms, and the ponds (previously they were ponds!!) were filled with neon pink rubber duckies.

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You heard me right. NEON PINK rubber duckies. I love how pretty and random everything looks!

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I repeat, now it looks like this. #mindblown

Couldn't resist to take some nice OOTD photos with all the cherry blossom background:

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Ruffled eyelet slip dress: AZORIAS (Also available in Pink)
Bracelets: H&M
Black pumps: Forever 21

 I love this dress, which is inspired by Self Portrait! Looking back at these photos, I regret not wearing the pink version, it will look so nice with this awesome pink background-- rubber duckies and all! :P

A little more about my day, other than our Rockefeller excursion, haha.

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Spent the earlier part of the day by myself, 'cause the boy had to work. Felt like a local New Yorker 'cause I carried a coffee in my hand while navigating around Manhattan LOL.

I honestly thought I was so smart, 'cause it was really cold and I honestly believed that holding a hot cup of liquid in my hands would keep me warm. Why else would everyone be carrying a cup too right?

WRONG. 'Cause hot liquids will turn cold too wtf. And it was so cold that my coffee literally turned cold in 3 minutes. -_- USD4 down the drain FML.

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Queuing in Momofuku Milk Bar.

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THIS is what I came to New York for! *hearts in eyes*

When planning a NYC trip with my sisters in the past, one of the top to-do in my NYC bucket list is to eat this famous cereal-topped soft serve from Momofuku Milk Bar. I came to know about it from Instagram, and many of the New Yorkers that I admire all rave about this. Also, if you know me well, you will know that I am a sucker for anything milky. So I was so dead set on trying this at least once in my life!

And I did.

I seriously felt like a hundred of emotions running through my veins while licking sloppily on this milky heaven. Deliriously happy and touched was the main emotions! :D

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Also ticked another must-try food off my list. Because when in NY, you have to have street food! And the Halal Street Guys come highly recommended.

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It doesn't look that appetizing, I know. But it's really good value for money (USD7 for the biggest pot of rice ever wtf), and very yummy too!

Tip: Ask for extra white sauce. And add the red sauce with caution 'cause it's really spicy!

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Finally finished off our day out with take-away cupcakes from Sprinkles, which is supposed to have the best red velvet cupcake.

Wait till you see Sprinkle's cupcake ATM!! :O

Wait till you see my eat red velvet ice cream with toasted red velvet cake toppings! :O

Ended the night with cupcakes in bed and the most aching legs, but with a heart that was bursting with happiness and gratitude. :D

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I have a great relationship with the boy, and I can safely say that we adore each other. Even after 12 years HEHE. But sometime the things he say ar, haha...

I think I actually need to start a series on the blog called Shit My Husband Says. :P

For example, the hubby showed me this one day, and asked me to build my dream man according to the $5 rule:

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I pored over each trait, and I really couldn't decide! All the qualities are very important leh.. T__T Sense of humor is incredibly important to me, I just can't deal with boring people. But money is also crucial to lead a happy life LOL. Have to be smart right, I have no patience for stupid people, and our children how!!

I wailed to him, "I NEED MORE MONEY!!" T_T But he insisted that I must make my selection, grr.

In the end, I picked:  Funny, Smart, and Faithful. Just nice, $5.

He looked through the list again and nodded, "Wow, you got such a good deal! You paid $5, and you got back $19 in value in me!"



It's been 2 years since my mother-in-law has left us, and over the weekend, there was a huge ceremony and prayers to signify the end of the mourning period. With that, the boy can start wearing bright colors.

Him: "I am not used to wearing red."

Me: *sympathetic* "Aww, baby, it's ok, these things take time..."

Him: *completely ignores and continues* "Red makes me look fat! Black is a much more slimming color..."


While browsing for study lamps in Ikea, the boy asked me what genes would I like us to pass to our children in the future.

"Hmm, I want our kids to have my book-smart genes, and your street-smart genes!"

He nodded in agreement.

"And I want them to have your height! But have my looks, HAHA."

He gave me a -_-|| face but nodded again wtf.

"Mmmm, I want them to have my health genes! Okay, fine, my grandparents' health genes 'cause they are still so fit and health and they are going to live foreverrrrr!!"

"And OH OH! I want them to have my HAPPY gene!"

"Harh? Can just take a fraction of the happy gene ar?"

"Nooooo, cannot! Good what, my happy gene! Can be happy ALL the time!"

"Oh great. Next time everytime I go home, I go back to freaking Disney**."
 **'Cause I am always singing and dancing at home wan!


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Wednesday, June 03, 2015


UGHHHH can't believe I haven't blogged in 3 months!! 

But I promise that I have legit reasons for it though, hehe. And truth to be told, once you stop updating the blog, it's really easy to lose the blogging mojo. T__T It's like 1 week becomes 2 weeks becomes 1 month becomes 2 months, and here I am with an abandoned blog. *blows dust off my blog*

Anyway! What have I been up to?

To reiterate the story, I will need to tell some grandma tale LOL.

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When I was a mere teenager, I made a pact with my high school best friends that we would go to New York before 30 years old, and GUESS WHAT. I am turning 30 this year.

Although it was almost a naive childhood (teenage?) dream, I could never really shake off this fantasy. Something about the city that never sleeps, something about fulfilling dreams, even those that seem far-fetch.... However, as I neared my birthday, I started to accept that I won't be realizing this NYC dream of mine-- what with being newly married, tight finances, no company (the boy won't have enough leave, and girlfriends/ sisters have their own commitments). It's not like I didn't try though! I did try to arrange something with Jing and Teeny, but taking 3 weeks off plus the hefty costs just made it quite unachievable as a sisters' trip at this stage.

And then in March, we found out that the boy has to go to the States, and New York is one of the cities! It was as if all the stars aligned themselves. In fact, as luck would have it, I would be spending my actual birthday in NYC! I was so so so ecstatic, and literally felt (and still feel!) on top of the world. :D

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New York is every bit like how I imagined, and then some! NYC totally deserves its own travelogue, so I am just going to pacify you with one single photo here LOL. Will blog about NYC real soon! :D

And after being home for barely 2 weeks, I went to Central Europe with my family! Family trips are really precious to me because with Jing now working full-time in Brisbane, it's sort of the only time that we are all together. Also, we like to joke that family trips are the best bonding time, because there is nowhere else to run to except to talk to each other wtf.

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Here we are in Budapest! We also did Munich, Prague and Vienna. Again, my Eurotrip deserves their own blogposts, so I won't go into detail here. But just check out the JOY in this photo!! That is basically the gist of my trips. :D

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And probably the most significant thing that has happened, is that I turned 30. In N-Y-C yo! It was the best way to spend my 30th birthday because I didn't have the time to lament too much on turning old wtf. But seriously, it was quite emotional for me to fulfill my dream of visiting New York by 30-- on my 30th birthday! It is the type of kick-ass milestone that will forever color my life with neon colors and confetti hehe.

So with that, I am happy to announce my comeback to my blog. HELLO, and welcome home!

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