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This space encompasses my personal milestones made beautiful in his time. Combining my flair for easy-to-read writing with my love for photography, this is where I share my thoughts on God, travel, food, beauty, fashion and lots more. Daytime, I'm a branding consultant. Adhoc, wedding planner and happiness maker. 24/7, creative juicer behind the bakery I run – Temptations Cakes. Forever & always, a child of God. Through this cozy little virtual haven, I hope each post inspires at least someone out there with my life stories.

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Christmas Joys

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Sometimes, we need to take a step back and reflect during Christmas...
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Is it just about having fun or is it about remembering God's love for us?

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*sings* last year, I gave you my heart...
This is how I celebrated my Christmas 2010!
Read about my celebrations here!

This Year?

I always love Christmas! It's the time of the year where people tend to be in their best spirits and everywhere you go especially in town, there's this joyful festive mood I can't stop smiling. Of course, Christmas is also a time I appreciate each and every individual for being with me in this past year... & youknowwhat??? this year, I bought more gifts for my friends (because there's secret santa gift giving)! And while choosing and buying these various gifts for diff friends, I realised that it's really the time when I get down to thinking deeply what they normally like, what their preferences are and what they really need... well, it's a way of knowing my friends more indepth instead of on the surface (:

Christmas is also a time to celebrate with different group of friends, well it's a very good and very valid reason for people to meet up and some quality time together, right?

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on a random note, I wanted to paint my fingernails like these, but due to the lack of time, I couldn't :( I'll do that next Christmas!

Warning ahead! I've got about 7 X'mas meetups/parties in this post. And, took 1000+ pics that come along with it. #win (; Don't worry, I've chosen the best pictures so there won't be THAT much of a photobomb!

Lets' gooooo!

#1 Christmas @ GLOW

Joined the Glow girls for a BBQ @ Craig Place, once I got back from KL

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Look at how much we have grown!

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Awesome view of the skyline from the top

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Onlooking Duxton

It was a BBQ however, it was raining. Sighs.
Had to walk in the rain, UN-awesome hair result :(

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These days it keeps raining, and it's not a very good thing to happen esp when a BBQ is going on!

So this is what happened...

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BBQ-ing with an Umbrella. How cute & creative!

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And, Chef Rachelle behind it all! See how drenched she was!

Thankgodness, they already quickly BBQ-ed some food (when the rain wasn't as heavy) before. So when I arrived, there was food on the table. YAY!

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Some stable food amidst the BBQ food!
Well Done!

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The Crowd

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Awesome food!

Presenting the Chocolate & Hazelnut Logcake of the day...

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If you are wondering where we got this cake from,
we got this pretty christmas logcake from Temptations, it's a good choice for all chocolate lovers.
A tad sweet, but I'm sure you all would ♥ it!

Temptations has relocated!
42, Joo Chiat Place
Make an order at: 64409200
www.temptationscakes.com.sg


To get into the X'mas mood, how can we not have cute santa-rina hats!

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Conducted some company bonding games to keep the people entertained through the night!

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The Straw Game
Where they had to control and put down the straw to the ground at the same time
Not as easy as it seems... The straw would keep going up instead of down through everyone knows they are supposed to put the straw down...

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Took some pictures to end off the night!

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Aunt Lily

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Mum

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Ah Bin & Rose

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Rachelle

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Company~

Thankgod for this bowl of fruits cut by Daddy!

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Fruits are infinity ♥♥♥

#2 Christmas @ Netccentric

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Was invited to Netccentric's annual Christmas Party. YAY! They're so sweet, through I'm no more an intern with JPB, I was glad to attend it as I could meet up with my colleagues. I guess... after this party, I don't know when I'll be meeting up/seeing them so yeah :( Anyways, on a happy note, I'll let the pictures do the talking (:

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It's actually a DISNEY Christmas Tree!
If you look closer, you'll find Mickey, Tinkerbell & co...

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how cute!

The party was held at its main Kinta office itself, I mean I agree... Where else would be as significant as the company itself, right?
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Pretty Grace, whom I always call Grace-ceey *highpitch*

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Pretty Hui Wen!

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and her doggy, well Elaine's too!

& it was time for the yummy Christmas Feast!

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Potluck style, dishes all cooked by our very own employees who doubled up as Chefs for the day! Teeheee!

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Cakes & Apple Strudels, Yummy!

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2 Candyland Bars, sweet treats all put together by Boss Ming himself!

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Hui Xian & Jayne

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foodie time!

Guess what I found on Amanda's table?
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Super cute Hello Kitty!!!

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Hui Xian, Gabby, Jayne

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Jayne & Clara

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Rachel, newfound friend who adores Stitch!

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Si Min, happy to find someone else about the same height as me (;

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Juvone!!!

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All of us received Christmas presents from Boss Ming!
JPB Vouchers!!!
~It's shopping time!~

Last but not least,
Merry Christmas to my dearest Lollies!!!

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Maylene's Peace Out?

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my pretty supervisor

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my 'fierce-looking' manager who actually is v. nice, but she refuses to be my godmummy, haha

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my beloved dearest hammy

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SHOW SOME BUNNY LOVE!!!

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CIAOZ!

#3 Christmas w TPSN Bizgirls Clique

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Cabbed.

Initial plan was to dine at ARDENT'S, Neil Road
Even made a reservation for us...

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Love the homely garden ambience

However, we were quite shocked that they ONLY serve their Christmas menu at S$68/pax. No sharing :(

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Was quite excited to try their brunch all-day breakfast actually. Guess I'll be back for that another time!

Anyways, we were stranded :/

Thankfully, we ended up at Liquid Kitchen, its a newly opened branch.

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while waiting for my food

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Spicy Cajun Fries & Potato Wedges

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Bacon wrap Sausages in Black Pepper Sauce

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Chicken Wraps w Mayo

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Juicy Beef Steak Burger

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Chef's Salad
So far none can beat Mensa's in terms of taste and price... not even this. Having said that, if no Mensa comparison, this salad is nice. I finished every single bite of it! OH! Ask for the vignette sauce if you like it, it's very very good!

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ruiling & yoketing

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group photo outside Liquid Kitchen

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Gave Michelle my present for her, I'm her secret santa!
Glad she likes it ^^

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Headed over to Swirl Art for some desserts in the rain, we needed something sweet and a place to chill out (and do presents exchange) at! Swirl Art, we found out, closes only at 2am so it was indeed an ideal place. Thankfully, it wasn't crowded at all.


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New Flavours!

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Pretty Sporty Hello Kitty Watch!

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#4 Christmas w SEXXAYES

After Shirley's 21st, cabbed down to Orchard Central to meet the SEXXAYES Clique who were long already waiting for me. How sweet of them to wait for me to arrive before starting on gift x-change!

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all our pretty little gifts for each other

Chilled out at Cold Stone Creamery, one of the coolest X'mas chill out places. Why? It was super crowded and noisy, filled with Christmas songs and cheers from their staff. Seems fun working there...

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later part of the night, they actually threw icecreams around for customers to catch. Thank godness, most of them managed to catch it, surprise surprise!

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Gifts from the girls!

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blackish fisheye camera, ferlycia's!

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love you, ivygirl!

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i love how cool her camera flips!

Time to open up my christmas presents...

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Was wondering what this present was!
C'mon, RIP IT MAN, Grrr!

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yay, happygirl. Thanks Ru Ting dear!

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walked around Orchard Central, love the decorations. Could totally tell how much time & effort they put in to hype up this mall.

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altogether!

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my winter lala land~

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Fashion Style Inspiration:

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@ the lobby

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White Chiffon Blouse: H&M
Pretty Green Felt Skirt: This Fashion (Best Buys!)
Bag: Online


#4 Christmas w IJ CLIQUE

The last time I saw these girls together was probably during my birthday, Early Dec...

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Christmas last year was no doubt one of the best clique outings because it's the only event that all 8 of us turned up. This year, it's different. Not as much atmosphere compared to last year cause there was only 5 of us :(

Though we are short of three, I am still immensely thankful that I got to spend the Boxing Day night with them. Potluck again this year, thankgod lesser food! We learnt our lesson. But seriously, we couldn't even finish this year's amount of food, ohno! :(


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Prepared presents for the girls!

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Christmas outfit, I'm greenish & red. Checked!


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homemade food

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love this noodles that Reginia's mum makes. Last year she made curry baked rice, till now I can see remember how awesome it tastes!

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Spread of food for the night!

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Fruits, yay!


Watched some TV & when the clock stroke 10pm, we started our 'Secret Santa Gift Exchange'!

Because we couldn't meetup beforehand to luckdraw pick our respectively santee, we always buy a generalised gift for our secret santee. Not as sincere, but ohwells. It's easy for us thankgod, we are all girls!!!

Here's how our version goes...

1. We each have to get a present of any amount

2. Place all of your presents under the christmas tree

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sorry, this year we've got no Christmas tree :(
Reginia's staying in hostel & too lazy to set up one at home. LOL

3. Each of us have to draw lots & see who's name we got!

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4. Then if you picked out a name, you give the present you prepared to that person

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wanna be my secret santee? *winks*

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I picked Reginia & Ya Ting picked me!

Some of them prepared individual gifts for each other.. besides the secret santa gifts. Mostly cards, as well!

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Thanks girls! Appreciate the gifts!!!

Of course, it was my turn to present my presents!

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I labelled my gifts, teeheee!

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Time for desserts!

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It is incredible at how we have grown up and matured in our own ways through the different

experiences we individually face, but it is even more incredible that we still are so close knitted.

Thank God for this friendship, I'll always treasure it!

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Love you girls! ♥


I should attempt celebrating Christmas one year, overseas. Guess the experience would be very different. Cold Christmas in Snow. How Pretty!

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& I'll end off 2011's Christmas Blog Entry with a challenge posted to you, my dear readers!

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