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Bachelorette Party And Watermelon Soju

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While I love parties and social events, I stay away from extremities. So I only had one condition for my Bacholorette party: NOT TOO WILD. Hahaha!

I’ve never had a liking for clubs and never understood the joy people derived from drowning themselves in liquor, having to shout at the top of their voices, not being able to have meaningful and memorable conversations, dancing aimlessly and risk getting frisked by weird strangers.

I’m not judging anyone, I’m just averse to a wild night life.

Okie la, you can call me GEEK lor. LOL.

I prefer to engage in little silly games, having great conversations with people I love, and I ADORE WATERMELON SOJU. =DDD

Night @ Crowne Hotel

Crowne Hotel Changi Airport very generously invited me to hold my Bachelorette party at their hotel and gave us 2 large rooms for me and my 4 bridesmaids.

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3 of them checked in with me. OMG the lighting in this room was super awesome for photography! This room was facing the pool.

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Nivea Fragrance-Free Facial Cleansing Wipes For Sensitive Skin: A Backstage Necessity

Have you been to a fashion show before?

These are the things that people are most excited about:

Hair and makeup

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(GORGEOUS!)

Models getting ready to go on stage

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They strut their stuff

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They do the final walk out together

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The esteemed designer takes the walk of honor

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(Karl Lagerfeld’s 2014 Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection for CHANEL, held January 21st at the Grand Palais in Paris. Don’t think I don’t keep up with fashion trends just because I’m a beauty blogger hor. Hahaha. I absolutely LOVE this collection for its clean lines, fitted cuts, feminine lines, and eclectic embellishments.)

 

Everyone claps and leaves.

What happens then?

Have you ever wondered?

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What happens backstage,

To the models?

Away from the blinding stage lights, down the flight of stairs lit by florescent bulbs, navigating through a maze of laminated corridors, into a sea of garment, sequins, hair sprays and stilettos, the model charges towards her seat and into her bag reaches for the one thing that puts a stop to the day’s work.

Ah, found it! In her hand, a pack of FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES.

At the end of the day, it’s another show over. Models want to remove their wigs and makeup quickly and retire for the day.

I haven’t been to a Chanel Fashion Show, but I guess this is what happens backstage.

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We’re not all models and celebrities, but we do still wear makeup, don’t we?

There’s nothing more satisfying than a splash of water, but when we don’t have the time or tools to properly wash our faces with cleanser and water, cleansing wipes save the day!

NIVEA Facial Cleansing Wipes

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For over 100 years, NIVEA has constantly provided high quality products at affordable prices. I’m sure every household has a little NIVEA-something. :)

NIVEA Facial Cleansing Wipes are perfect for those of us who are too tired/lazy/drunk/don’t have access to clean water to clean our faces before bed. For people who are traveling, hitting the gym or those with oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin, using a wipe to remove grime on the skin is better than doing nothing.

Seriously, it’s the ONE STEP that decides if you are going to have clogged pores and dirty pillow cases or not!

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Bizzare Dreams: Snakes, Exams, Crazy Boss

There are two types of dreams – the aspiration/ambition kind, and those you have during sleep.

I love daydreaming and believe it’s the doorway to creativity. Letting my mind wander, imagining myself to be in another time and space, it’s therapeutic escapism.

But I’d like to keep dreaming to just my waking life, that’s why it’s called DAYdream. I don’t like to NIGHTdream. I feel that dreaming is a waste of time and discounts the quality of my sleep.

Recently, I’ve been having dreams I NEVER had in my life.

Dream #1: Squeezed By A Python

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(A poorly photoshopped image of me as python prey which makes zero sense because it means I have nothing below my torso. HAHAHAHA!!!)

This post was in draft mode all these while until this crazy dream I had this morning. I saw in my dream a PYTHON in the sink of my parents’ home and it RESPONDED to the name ‘Mango’. ‘Mango’ is the name of Mr Mode’s toy poodle. =_=

Maybe I am a descendent of Slytherin and can speak Parseltongue.

We have a blue basin back home, which made the sickening colors of the python even more contrasting and intimidating.

I called it, and its slit eyes on a little menacing head popped up from within the basin.

Then I dreamt that I dreamt that the snake slid toward and wrapped itself around me in a life-threatening embrace.

(That wasn’t a typo, it’s Inception.)

My mum went to get a chopper and….. *HATAAAK!!!* suddenly I awoke.

Dream #2: Exam Stress

The last time I had an exam was 5 years ago, in 2009. At the end of the paper, I took a moment to soak in the momentary liberation, in knowing I never have to take an exam again. (Of course, there are other tests in life, but you know what I mean – the school kind of exam.)

Just 2 weeks ago, I started to have exam dreams.

One time I dreamt that I was late for an exam, another time I dreamt I had completely forgotten I had an exam, and yet another time I dreamt I could not finish my paper.

My heart was pounding, I could feel my brows furrowing, and suddenly my eyes flew open in shock.

Even though it’s a huge relief upon realization that it’s nothing (or is it?) but a fleeting dream, horrifying was the reality of my heart racing and mind under immense stress.

I woke up feeling like I didn’t sleep at all. Spent the whole night in an exam dream and woke up to reality with a head the weight of a boulder.

Dream #3: Lost My Job

One day before my encounter with the snake, I lost my job. Both dreams.

I was in an unfamiliar environment, about to enter a meeting room, and this faceless lady who supposedly was my new boss, told me in her shrill voice “Sometimes I work until 1.30AM”. She wasn’t very friendly.

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Estée Lauder Perfect Duo – Inspired By Our Love Story

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Imagine us in these scenarios:

  1. Sharing a kiss with the Eiffel Tower and crimson sun setting in the background, a trip he planned for my birthday
  2. Spending our nth year anniversary on a lavishly decorated picnic mat under a shady tree, nibbling on cranberry scones and sipping tea
  3. Producing the most enviable vocal harmonies while looking into each other’s eyes

Then imagine none of them. HAHAHAHA.

Before Mr Mode proposed, I kept watching those OTT, mastermind proposals on YouTube. You know, those with at least 100 people dancing and singing in a staged surprise, complete with laser lights and dancing fountains, those that left me in awe and disbelief with the amount of time and money the man pumped in to produce the perfect, romantic proposal.

I thought of my boring then-boyfriend……………. and sighed.

I worried that we wouldn’t go far because the common advice is that a couple ought to have some common interests and we had/have none. Additionally, we are so different in almost every conceivable way – in the way we make decisions, how we react in situations, our likes and dislikes, our hobbies.

But can I tell you something, my friends?

After 15 years of courtship and 1 month of married life, I realized being so different is what makes our relationship so fun and entertaining.

Not a single day goes by without us breaking into stitch-inducing laughter; we laugh with and AT each other when either does something silly; I am completely at ease and myself when I’m with him. His arms are my cradle when I fall, and no matter how hard the situation is, he never lets go.

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We are different but COMPATIBLE.

We have nothing in common but CHEMISTRY.

They say the real test comes after the wedding, after all the glitter and sparkle have settled, after the crowd has left and it’s just the two of you.

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The perfect, romantic man isn’t the one who takes out all his guns to give you the perfect proposal or wedding.

It’s the one who takes the initiative to clear your dustbin so that you won’t accidentally kick it and trip over spilled trash, the one who listens instead of talk, the one who kisses you before leaving the house and again when he comes home, the one who gives you massages until his hands ache, the one who tells you you’re beautiful even when you have no makeup on and are dressed in pyjamas with holes.

Most importantly, it’s the one who tells you he’ll go through your darkest times with you.

It’s our differences and the precious chemistry we share that make our life together so thrilling, rich, and long-lasting. He makes the other half of our Perfect Duo.

50 years later, I’d still choose him all over again. :)

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video! You would make me very happy (and encourage Mr Mode to take more pictures with me BAHAHA) by voting for our little love story on Her World Plus. By voting for me, you stand to win yourself an exclusive Estée Lauder Beauty Pack too!

 

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The reason for sharing my little story today was because I recently found a pair of skincare products from Estée Lauder that work together like a Perfect Duo. This Perfect Duo tops the class in terms of COMPATIBILITY and CHEMISTRY, and this magical combination reminded me of us. :)

Many products are compatible, meaning they can be applied atop or underneath one another, but RARE is when two products can work together to create a synergistic repair for your skin.

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Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion

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The Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion delivers serum-like properties in a watery lotion to address the multiple signs of aging.

So is it a serum, toner, or lotion?

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