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Reverie @ Work

September 29th, 2009 Comments(7)

I've probably flown more miles just coming to Batesville, Indiana (Singapore -> Frankfurt -> Chicago -> Cincinnati) than I've ever flown before in my entire life. The flying was awfully boring. I just slept all the way. The layover at Frankfurt was 5 freaking hours at like 5AM in the morning. Talk about misery. And the flight from Frankfurt was full of vacationeers with kiddos who would not stop screaming.

Clearing the US customs was horrid. Seriously, who died and gave them permission to be so mean and snooty? I'm here on business. I'm not a criminal. And for grapefruit's sake, DO NOT comment on my choice of underwear!

And oh, United Airlines misplaced my luggage in a mere 2-hour flight. How freaking amazing is that? I was up every hour last night, harrassing their call centre in Philippines. I only got my luggage at 5am today. I was half afraid I would have to turn up for work in jeans and sneakers.

My first day of work was awesome. So I got really, really sleepy when it was approaching 2PM, but it wasn't too bad. The people here are absolutely wonderful and it was lots of fun. Though I should probably lay off the beer till the weekend. I hope I don't have too much trouble getting up tomorrow.

My totally awesome bed for the week. Big, soft and fluffy with loads of pillows. All mine!

The area in front of the mirror, with all my makeup and stuff.

The TV kept switching on by itself. Absolutely annoying.

Yay! 3-panel mirror!

Bathtub. Should try a bubble bath some time. My nose runs faster than the shower.

Reading area (so I call it, even though there's no time to read) with my luggage resting safe and sound beside it. I missed it so much, seeing as I had to sleep in my jeans last night.

Fiddling With The Phone

September 12th, 2009 Comments(4)

I nearly thought I bricked my phone last night trying to flash it to the European firmware. It was blank and wouldn't switch on or reset. Until I realised that it was still hot after half an hour, so I took out the battery and flashed it again. It didn't help that the guide was pretty awful, with wrong instructions and huge gaping information gaps that a noob like me couldn't fill the first time around. (Not that I'm not grateful that someone actually took the time to do this, but it could've been done better.)

The European firmware was so not worth my time. Not a lot of improvements, and it had a lot of formatting I wasn't used to. Flashed back to an update of the Asian firmware (which, btw, isn't even available via the Samsung's PC Studio, the eejits). So I got my Chinese language back and some bug fixes. Yay!

I still want an Android phone. Where's the Samsung Galaxy? The lite version is already leaked all over the Net in its revolting lime green glory.

Gross. What is that monstrosity? No lite version for me if that's what it looks like. I want the Samsung Galaxy to be in Singapore now!

My New Babies

May 18th, 2009 Comments(4)

Just in! Check out my newest beautiful babies!

The Nintendo DS Lite in Ice Blue being the main focus, of course. I gave up resisting and telling myself I didn't need it, and just got it. Am I going to cover every square inch of it with gaudy rhinestones? No fucking way. It is just gorgeous the way it is.

I ordered the new Coastal Scents Smacks as well. In Pep Pink, Carlotta, and Near Peach. <3

Thursday's Vainpotty Happenings

May 01st, 2009 Comments(0)

Went over to Melissa's yesterday, dragged her out to Arab Street area, for the sole purpose of visiting this place called Jamal Kazura Aromatics. It's at 21 Bussorah Street. That place is absolutely divine! I loved it. It has jars and jars of oil fragrances, and some are even dupes of designer fragrances (Chanel, DKNY, Calvin Klein, etc). And even really gorgeous, exquisitely hand blown glass bottles imported from Egypt.

Photo courtesy of Mickie-blog:

I'm beyond excited because... You know how ridiculously expensive fragrances are. I have serious issues parting with my moolah for a bit of fragrance and a whole lot of alcohol (which makes the perfumes smell... bad). And these are all alcohol-free! Not only that, the service was excellent. The man occasionally points you to certain fragrances, but never ever pushes. He patiently waits at the side for you to choose your fragrances, and serves you with a flourish even if you're not a big spender. And that's more than what I can say for departmental stores' sales assistants, who make you feel guilty for even daring to glance at the precious designer bottles.

So I got the 5ml version of 4 different scents, and only spent $20 ($5 each). Complete bargain for testing fragrances!


I did my own nails cos of all those goodies Jess gave me. They look blah. I'm no artist, I suppose.

With OPI Nail Lacquer in Fruitti Tutti Tonga and Canmake Nail Glitter in 03:

With The Face Shop Nail Colour in PK103 and stickers:

I <3 Jessica!

April 28th, 2009 Comments(0)

I haven't blogged in a while. Figures I would blog when my exams are tomorrow and I haven't studied at all.

Look at the contents of the big fat package I got in the mail today:


  • Benefit Dandelion
  • MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl
  • Milani Powder Mosaic in Sweet Cheeks
  • Flirt! Peek-A-Blush Sheer Powder Cheek Color in Heart Candy

MAC Pigments

  • Azreal Blue
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Shimmertime

Nail Stuff

  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Fruitti Tutti Tonga
  • The Face Shop Nail Colour in Dusty Copper
  • Canmake Nail Glitter in 03
  • Nail art stickers!

Fragrance Samples

  • Vera Wang Princess
  • Bvlgari pour Femme

I can't wait till I have time to play with them. Looove!

Crazy Poofball

April 15th, 2009 Comments(4)

This crazy poofball had been licking my toes all day. Cute though you may be, please do not lick my toes. My toes are frankly quite disgusting, IMO.

I Cut My Hair

January 22nd, 2009 Comments(8)

So my hairstylist, Kevin, had a mood swing. I've been pleading for him to cut my hair short for a few times and he refused, saying my neck is just too long. But when I went to him last week, fully intending to just get a trim so I won't look like a scraggly, homeless person, he was suddenly fully for the idea of short hair on me.

I don't care what you say. I love it. Some people are silly. They get so emotionally attached to their hair, it's ridiculous. It is just hair. It grows. There's no reason to freak out. I have short hair. Whee!

Last Day of Exams!

November 27th, 2008 Comments(1)

I barely studied. And I'm playing with my webcam.

Me, sans my usual makeup. Undereye concealer and blush only. My skin and I have declared a truce.

Okay, gotta run. Bye!

Yay Cosmetic Lenses

September 25th, 2008 Comments(0)

I junked my Freshkon Alluring Eyes lenses. It was nearing the end of its lifespan, and it was extremely uncomfortable to boot. Thank goodness I didn't pay a single cent for it.

I did, however, fork out 45 buckaroos for my Dueba DM21 Grey. The left lens was giving me problems, so I tried to get it exchanged. Sent back the lens and more than 2 months later, I still only have one lens. I am annoyed.

Enter my GEO Angel Browns that I'm kinda in love with. I'm not crazy about the dark limbal ring, but hey for $24 I'm not complaining!

WQ says he can't see any bloody difference. Gary says I look like a creepy doll. Stanley says I look like an owl. But hey, all my girls like it. Pfft, men! Unappreciative creatures.

A Totally Bimbotic Entry

September 09th, 2008 Comments(1)

Guess who got so unlucky, she actually got nail infection? 72 buckaroos for a week's supply of antibiotics (28 tablets), which I have to swallow for 1 week each month, for a grand total of 3 months. That's over 200 bucks. Ouch.

So SheWhoBrewsPotions sent me a sample of neem oil which was enticingly labelled "Smelly Neem Oil" to help hasten my recovery. It smells and looks like oyster sauce even though Jess denied sending me oyster sauce so my feet will smell like I have stepped in Chinese leftovers.

She also gave me a Pink Cake lip balm from My Lip Stuff. Whee!

I also ordered this Korean eyelash adhesive from Girllashes called Darkness for $10.50.

It is absolutely not dark, unlike what the name implies, but a curious shiny bluish colour that I've only seen in Korean lash adhesives. I bought it following the demise of my Sherani surgical adhesive, which clumped and curdled after I forgot to cap it. It totally kicks Sherani's ass. I loved Sherani because it is waterproof. But Darkness is all that Sherani is and more. <3

Right. Why am I waxing lyrical over an eyelash adhesive? Next package!

More brushes from Coastal Scents! I love the stippling brush I got previously so much that I've ordered another to apply my lovely MAC blush with.

I also got a lip brush which barely lived up to my expectations.

And I reordered the synthetic fine eyeliner brush as well, because I discovered that it's completely fab as a concealer brush. It's so precise! <3

Freshkon was totally giving out free pairs of their Alluring Eyes (or whatever it's called) lenses, so I got them in Mist Brown. Nobody could tell I was wearing lenses though. I endured the dryness and discomfort for nothing! I am so junking them.

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