Wottoncool at Tampines 1 Official Opening

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Jo and I attended the Official Opening of Tampines 1 on 17 July 2009.

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Held on the Tampines 1 Mall Rooftop, the area was transformed with pretty tentages (the weather has been very erratic) and multitudes of industrial-standard coolers and mist machines to keep guests cool and happy.

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And that is not forgetting the elaborate decorations…

Everywhere you turned, there was something interesting and eye-catching to oogle at.

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And lets not forget the food!!!

Smart move to have mall tenants provide food for the event. I’m not much of a foodie, but without a doubt, two thumbs up (!!!) it was really good. (:

There were macaroons,  J.Co mini donuts and Bakerzin desserts…

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drooling yet? 😀

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There were also three sushi chefs stationed there for the entire evening, frantically folding, rolling, pressing, cutting, arranging sushi for guests to eat. (Thank you sushi chefs, you are appreciated!)

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We soaked up the atmosphere and ate the our food to a live 4-piece ensemble who serenaded through the night.

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Drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, were freely flowing through the night. (wah! big budget can?!‘)

And the white wine they were serving was the shiz!!! I could have downed an entire bottle because it was that yummy. *slurps (:

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In addition to the decor, food and drinks, Mr. Brad Blaze, speed painter based in Sydney, Australia, was wandering around the rooftop, doing caricature drawings of guests upon request.

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Seriously, Tampines 1, where do you get all your money from!!! I’d like some too!

And if you think a rooftop party with tentage and fans, freely flowing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and donuts, macaroons, shotglass desserts, cakes and sushi, (did I also mention that the 15+ waiters kept asking us if we wanted hors d’oeuvres through the night!), live music, Aussie artist and photographers taking guests photographs…

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We each went home with a party favour – a bottle of wine!




Thank you for inviting us Tampines 1! (:

Cheer Me Ups

Nothing beats sleeping in on a sleepy Saturday

Nothing beats wearing your jammies till 6pm, when its time to leave the house for sushi dinner. (:

Nothing beats waking up to the smell of fresh pancakes, being lovingly cooked to perfection on a slow Sunday. (((:

get my drift of how the weekend has floated by? 😀

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Ok, so maybe the pancakes weren’t actually being cooked when I awoke from my restful slumber…

But doesn’t it sound so much nicer to wake up to yummy smells. 😀 hehes.

The preparation process was painless. So no complaints.

I chopped strawberries

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and came across the cutest strawberry!!!

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it was so small and heart-shaped. <3! I couldn’t bear to chop it up. how can you chop up a heart-shaped strawberry?!!?

eventually, i ate it whole.

which leads me to a burning question: Which is worse?

chopping up a heart(-shaped strawberry)?
or eating a heart(-shaped strawberry) whole? :/


also on the menu were

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fresh blueberries

are you salivating yet? 😀

well, we aren’t quite done yet!

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all in, the menu also included bananas and kiwis (((:

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And there was a MOUNTAIN OF PANCAKES to work with. :D!

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it makes me really happy to have a colourful pancake breakfast/brunch!

Crazy Colours

For a 21st Birthday Bash attended over the weekend, invited guests had to come dressed in the randomly assigned colours, as stated on the invite.

It was great to see (almost) everyone enthusiastic about the theme. The place was a psychedelic explosion of bright poster colour paints!

Unbeknown to the hosts, their food seem to sublimely follow the theme…picture-010

Sliced cucumber and avocado on a lime green plate.




Table candy & snacks



Perhaps the Polaroids can attest to how weird, wacky and wonderful the party was!

And to add to the wackiness, I felt it only fair to do something a bit different…


hahas. the headlessness is completely unintentional

But anyway,


Happy 21st, Hot Babes!! (:

Dashing and daring, Courageous and caring!

If and/or when you are in Perth,

you must try

Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe Gummy Bears!

They are the juiciest, yummiest gummy bears! ❤

Unlike other gummies, each colour has a distinctly different flavour! (:

A 150g pack costs AU$3.75 (according to their website, here. and they seem to have more outlets. YAY!!)

(and dont use my picture as an estimate of 150g, i’ve eaten half the contents already)

The store is FILLED with vintage candy and biscuit tins (as decoration) and a very wide selection of candy. (think Harry Potter when he first stepped onto Diagon Alley)

when i was there, earlier this year, my friends and i spent who-knows-how-long looking through all the shelves of candy. It was there that they found out that i’m very fussy when it comes to candy. (it must be clear, not opaque. It can’t have sugar on it, unless its sour apple strips. It cant have a hole, can’t be string-line, i.e. gummy worms) the only exception are apple rings. but other than that, i only eat gummy bears, blackberry & raspberry gums and cola bottles. (crazy! i know (: hehes )

Moral of the story: if you are anal-retentive (like me) about your candy, stick to the tried and true (:

But if you are not, by all means, go ahead and try all the kooky stuff the store has to offer!

P.S. thank you Carol and Cheryl! (who paid a disproportionate amount of money to send me a pack) it made my day. (((:

Fashion Nation

(Please ignore the spastic look on Sarah’s face)

The girls from Fashion Nation had a party cum bloggers/readers meet-up in conjunction with their 2nd Anniversary at Soon Lee on Haji Lane.

We braved the MOODILY TORRENTIAL rain to get there! (and the weather for the past few days has been evil!!! out with the wellies everyone!! now, if only i had a pair 0.0!)

And here are some of the photos!

Jo with Stephie from Fashion Nation

Jo, Kay from The Clothes Project and Sarah

Sarah wore

Top: Black Sequinned-front Tank from Zambesi

Bottoms: Brown Bubble Pants with pleating details, a gift from sister

Shoes: Gladiator sandals from Far East Plaza

I think i have a subconscious compulsive need to stick to themes. Like with Wardroblings + Wardrobe, I felt it was important to show my support for local designers, thus the resulting emsemble (which you can see here).

Similarly, all three items, have not seen the light of day prior to the party. In fact, whilst on my way to Soon Lee, I felt as though i had walked through my closet with my eyes closed and just threw on whatever i grabbed.

Sequins + Bubble + Gladiator sandals = TOO MANY statement pieces!! (but somehow, it works out.. at least i tell myself that!)

Someone asked…

Q: whats wrong with bubble pants?

Sarah: ‘I’m self-conscious of my bum, so i don’t like to wear anything that would make my bottom look bigger. But then again, it works both ways.. if anyone thinks my bottom is big, I could always blame it on the bubble! hahas’

also at the party was X-wen from Fash-Eccentric, pictured with Jo. (i thought X-wen’s dress was really pretty)

and the Swirl Girls (Evelyn, Priscilla and Suzanne)!!!

behind my facade of calmness, i was SUPER excited to meet them. i ❤ their blog!! and in all my excitedness mixed with intimidation, i didnt know what to say) But i rubbed shoulders with the Swirl Girls! (((:

ok! deep breath!

Evelyn also brought along her family. Here is Jo with Oliver (his outfit had eyes, a pig nose AND squiggly tail! how cute is that?!) [Oliver was looking at his mommy and Priscilla who were trying to coax him into smiling for the photographs] (:

Zhiqiang from Trait, Jo and myself.

We didn’t get to chat much but he gives off a very cool vibe. I LOVED his outfit and admittedly jealous of his prominent cheekbones. (i was secretly staring.. i hope it wasn’t too obvious!)

What Jo wore
Top: Floral print sleeveless top with skirt and zipper from H&M
Cardigan: Purple cable knit cropped cardigan from Giodarno Concepts
Bottoms: Jeans from River Island
Necklace: Malleable necklace from Hong Kong
Shoes: Yellow tie flats from Hong Kong

She says she felt too cute for comfort with the florals and cutesy skirt. In the words of X-Wen from Fash-E, “I thought we were supposed to look spastic” – Jo thought so too! ):

Laila from Rock.The.Trend was there too.

My friend Steph (whose work you can view here), whom i helped with this project, photographed Laila’s next collection. I am eager to see how everything turned out (:

Someone else we talked to was June from Rose.

I got to try on her kooky glasses. ($2 from Daiso!!!) 😀

Looking through the glasses made my eyes water, cos you cant really see..

We were chatting with June while Jo and I were browsing through the Soon Lee store.

These fabric badges were too adorable to resist. (Jo got the elephant and I bought the kangaroo)

Jo felt the need to have a hoity-toity expression to match the hair accessory.

All in all, we had a lot of fun with

good food…

great drinks…

and wonderful company!!

A big THANK YOU to Fashion Nation and Soon Lee for organizing and hosting the party!

more of such parties please!!!