Once a year celebration ❤️

July 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Just a few days back, I celebrated my birthday.
I don’t know about you but to me it’s a significant day of my life. Not because I am born into this world, but to also experience the meaning of life. :)

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We went to The Glass House at The Fort Cannoning Hotel.
I really love the ambience, a place to chill and relax.

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Hahaha. A rare photo to share with everyone. My love and I.
Thank you for making the effort to plan this date. ❤️

Last but not last, just to share the accessories details:

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Recently just got my favorite watch from Daniel Wellington. I love for versatile it is to match my outfits for any occasions.
A gorgeous bag from Michael Kors, I love how simple yet chic it is for me to carry around. But do note that it’s quite heavy by itself as it’s made of leather. ;)

Thank you for reading.
Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

My love for Classic watch: Daniel Wellington

July 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone! How have your week been? It’s TGIF but I’m spending it at home to nurse my stomach flu. It’s ok, I can’t wait to be out and about and eat all the good foods!

Just so you know, I recent receive a lovely gift from my dear boyfriend. He knows that I’m a timekeeper and classic watch always catch my attention.
So he got me this….

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<3
I really love the packaging and the box is simply gorgeous! Who says we can only choose one when you can have the best of both worlds, leather and NATO strap that is. Ahahaha. :)

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For a formal/dressy/chic look, leather is always my go-to.

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For a laid back/casual look, I prefer the NATO strap. :)

What I love about Daniel Wellington watch is the dedicated team when through a lot of details to come out with the design. I love how flat the clock face is and I love how versatile for me to change the strap according to how I want to dress up. <3

Daniel Wellington is a product of USA and there's a story behind this watch. You can read it at http://www.danielwellington.com

I would definitely be getting more of the NATO Straps and perhaps in the future, their latest model; The Grace Collection. :)

Thank you for reading!
Till the next post…
Take care and good luck.

<3 Crystal.

The Braided Tales: Collection 5

June 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!
These few weeks has been super busy, I am glad that my exams are over and done with. Only recent, I had a change of new working environment, to be honest it post as a challenge for me. Nonetheless, I am enjoying what I am currently doing. :)
Sorry for not updating often though.

Anyway, I have an exciting news to share! I did an outdoor shoot with The Braided Tales and my oh my! I love their latest collection! I had gotten a few pieces myself. Hee hee.

Alright, without further ado let me tempt you with some of the pictures:

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(*I do not own any of the above photos, credits goes to The Braided Tales.)

I would highly recommend you to take a look at this collection. Let alone the affordable pricing, their collection pieces comes with good and sturdy quality. Which means I do not need to worry about the gems falling off or the flower petals being torn off.

One of the reasons I love to wear statement pieces is that it can make any simple outfit into something preppy and chic effortlessly.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry and shop away! Grab it before it sold out. :)

Do follow them on their Instagram, Carousell and Facebook for more updates.

Thank you for reading.
Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Truffs| The Chocolate Atelier and Cafe

May 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

A few days back I was surprised by a friend of mine. I was introduced to a new found treasure near my workplace.

For those who love chocolate, this is for you!
I remember vividly that the moment I step into the shop I could smell melted chocolate! (Gosh, thinking about this makes me hungry for it again!)

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I don’t know why every time I see a glass door with stickers on it, reminds me of the kitchen. Hahaha.

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This is where we place our orders, payment and at the same time watching how the staffs making the chocolate cakes (now I know where the melted chocolate smell came from. -.-”). I think it’s quite cool and interesting. :)

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Isn’t this pretty? Ok, let me show you more of their amazing layout.

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I must say this, I felt totally in LOVE with the ambiance.

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Almost immediately, I felt so relaxed and comfy. I think it’s a good place for a chill-out sessions with friends who you want to enjoy some quality time with some sweet treats. Or just a place for you to have some me-time.

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The menu. I don’t know about you, but I love to read a menu that’s clean, simple and easy to navigate. :)

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Ta-da! How not to share these yummilicious cakes? They are a must to try if you happen to be here. :)
We had The Truff’s Chocolate Cake, The Chocolate Earl and Espresso Chocolate Tart. 😋👍
The best part, they do sell 1 whole cake. Click here for more information and the pricing.

Address:
179a Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068627
(*Note: It actually hidden. So just take note it’s the staircase with a signboard.)

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

Website: http://www.truffs.com.sg/index.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SingaporeCityTruffs

Ok. That’s all I have to share.
Thank you for reading.

Till the next post.
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

SIM University Open House 2014

May 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone, how have you been?

Last month, I volunteered for  my university’s Open House. This was my very first time taking part as an ambassador for my school of Human Development and Social Services (HDSS). I started my learning journey with Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM) in year 2013 and I am enjoying thus far. :)

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Let me share with you some photos from behide the scenes (All photos credit to SIM. I do not own any of the photos). :)

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With Shandi, Amy (the incharge) and our cover boy, Muhamad Haikel! If you know me, I’m an introvert and I would stay far far away from being involve with these events. But, I decided to give it a try. No harm trying. :)

Did you know that Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is a leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore. SIM accomplishes its mission of education and lifelong learning through three distinct educational arms, each catering to a specific market segment of learners. It has 3 group under this umbrella:

(1) SIM University
SIM University is Singapore’s only private university and its mission is to create excellence in lifelong education through a uniquely-designed learning experience that equips learners for a better future. SIM University adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 50 academic programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SIM University’s undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee and study loans. SIM University is a not-for-profit university and the SIM University Education Fund has been a Singapore ‘Institution of a Public Character’ (IPC) since September 2005. Just recently, they are offering full-time degree courses (*Only for Accountancy Programme, Finance and Marketing Programme). Do visit their website for more information at http://www.unisim.edu.sg/Pages/UniSIM.aspx

(2) SIM Global Education
Students can choose from a wide range of high-quality overseas degree programmes made available through SIM’s partnership with established international universities and institutions from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Switzerland. Most of the students are full-time students, but SIM Global Education also offers part-time programmes that cater to working adults. Visit here for more information.

(3) SIM Professional Development
This is mainly for working professionals to benefit annually from the vast selection of short executive training programmes offered by SIM Professional Development. Its customised in-company training programmes help companies optimise effectiveness in various fields of management and human resource development. For more information, click here.

HDSS Ambassador 2014

HDSS Ambassador 2014

I quite like this picture, very professional. :P

HDSS Ambassador 2014

HDSS Ambassador 2014

Taken from a different angel and lens. hahahaha.

My testimonal

My testimonal

That’s all I want to share on my learning journey.

Thank you for reading. :)
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal.

Things About Yoga Mat

May 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

The other day while I was doing my yoga routine, my yoga mat decided to give way and I have to purchase a new one. Little did I know that yoga mat comes in different materials, given it’s price range. I was reading Ms Zoe Raymond’s blog post where she was doing a review for Vivre Yoga Wear. (Gosh, I really envy her on her yoga journey too.)

Ok, back to the topic on yoga mats. So that’s how I kind of realized there’s a difference in the types of yoga mat out there in the market. I was Google around more information about yoga mat materials and the price range. Other than the information provided from Vivre Yoga Wear (*for their post on yoga mats, click here), I chance upon this chart created by Ms Ann Pizer on her article:

Material PVC TPE Rubber Polyurethane
Thickness 1/8″ 1/8″ 3/16″ 3/16″
Weight Light Light Mid Mid
Length 68″ 72″ 68″-74″ 71″
Biodegradable No Yes Yes No
Odor No No Yes Slight
Soft Yes Yes No Yes
Durability Poor Poor Good Good
Price Range $25> $39< $69< $68 – $100

(*All credits goes to yoga.about.com, Ms Ann Pizer, and Vivre Yoga Wear and Ms Zoe Raymond for their posts/articles for references. I do not own any of these infomation.)

I didn’t know there’s so much information to look out for when you’re buying a yoga mat. So, I thought I would share a little of what I know and what I’ve found.  Come on, good things must share. :P

If next time you happen to be shopping around for a yoga mat, you can ask yourself a few question, let alone deciding on the color and brand:
(1) Do you need a lightweight mat for traveling?
(2) Do you prefer a chlorine free, odor free and biodegradable mat?
(3) How thick you prefer your mat to be?

At least for me, I use a mat for mostly yoga and Pilates. At times, I would use it as a cushion when I do sit-ups, leg raises and bridge on the floor too. :)

Thank you for reading! :)
Till the next post.
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Sin Hoi Sai Seafood Restaurant

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

You might be thinking why am I eating seafood since I claimed that I am allergic to them. Well, it’s a family outing (to be specific it’s my boyfriend’s side of family).

This restaurant has a good reputation I must say. When we arrived, it was packed with not only the locals but the entire indoor seats were filled with tourists.

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See what I mean? Hahaha. Did you know it is the oldest restaurant in the area? It started back in 1984, where Mr Sim took over the business. I was reading their history and find it amazing that he single handedly cook 6 pots all at once, consider this a feat difficult for even accomplished chefs to attempt! :)
Ok, back to the food. Since I wasn’t able to eat seafood, they ordered my
favourite dish aka pork ribs with marmite sauce! Yummilicious good.

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And amaranth with 3 kinds of eggs in superior stock.

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Of course, they ordered the prawn with herbal soup stock and fish in claypot.

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On top of which we ordered rice, and we we’re fill to the brim! Hahaa. Should have forgo the rice and replace it with the fried vermicelli with seafood.

Although I can’t eat the prawn but the rest was awesomely good! Would highly recommend my readers to give this a try. :)

Address: Block 55, Tiong Bahru Road #01-59, Singapore 160055
Reservation hotline: 6223 0810/6224 3905
Opens daily from 5pm – 5am.

Thank you for reading.
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

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