My best friend's wedding!!

/ 11:24 PM
Can't count myself a blogger anymore. I ain't blogging at all.

Time to update some #throwback.

First and foremost, I am very happy that my BFF has married her schoolmate /boyfriend for 10 years. Being together for 10 years is no easy feat. I broke up with my boyfriend for 5 years and found another one and getting married after 6 years. Well, love is blind. At least Ah Xiong  still loves me the same after these 5-6 years. The current channel 8 is airing a drama series about baby, so i casually ask him a question: Bii, if you were to choose between me and baby, who will you choose to save first. His answer was: Of course save you lah! So i ask him: Why not our baby. He says:Cos you more important ma. For a moment, i felt that i am lucky to choose a man who loves me .

2 hours later.... At the carpark, he told me:Ah Bii, 男人的话不可以相信. 

Well, anyway,  Congratulations to my BFF

Colin and Jasmine.

In the morning, we had the usual stuff like gate crash and tea ceremony. Colin was lucky to have a easy gate-crash as bridesmaids are a bunch of gentle an demure ladies. Weather was good and all of us has a great time.

Bridesmaid

All of us knew each other since our Sec school days and it was really fun to reminisce our good old days. 

The bowenians  - Bride is busy taking her solo shoot haha! They chose to take some outdoor photos at Selatar. It a popular shooting place for wedding too!

Me and the bride.

We were rather on time when the morning session ended. Jas's family isn't huge and therefore the tea ceremony ended pretty fast. Colin's family is so much larger but somehow we also manage to keep it within the time.  Morning session ended around 1pm and all of us went home to rest before going down to MBS to help out on the reception.

At 3pm, we fetched Jas's parents and we were there early.

Doing her bridal make up in a room looking like some mamasan

As it was early,love and 1 sat at the reception table , watching the time tick by. He ended up being one of the receptionist for that night.

Table shot with the couple!

Her wedding ended well, there was no hiccups,unhappiness or any others. Everything went well and smooth. Food was good and i think we did a great job too! I truly feel happy for her and hope that the both of them will always be loving. The kind of happiness is beyond words especially with someone who we grew up for more than half of your life.  

In another 3 months time, it would be my turn to celebrate my big day!!
     
Can't count myself a blogger anymore. I ain't blogging at all.

Time to update some #throwback.

First and foremost, I am very happy that my BFF has married her schoolmate /boyfriend for 10 years. Being together for 10 years is no easy feat. I broke up with my boyfriend for 5 years and found another one and getting married after 6 years. Well, love is blind. At least Ah Xiong  still loves me the same after these 5-6 years. The current channel 8 is airing a drama series about baby, so i casually ask him a question: Bii, if you were to choose between me and baby, who will you choose to save first. His answer was: Of course save you lah! So i ask him: Why not our baby. He says:Cos you more important ma. For a moment, i felt that i am lucky to choose a man who loves me .

2 hours later.... At the carpark, he told me:Ah Bii, 男人的话不可以相信. 

Well, anyway,  Congratulations to my BFF

Colin and Jasmine.

In the morning, we had the usual stuff like gate crash and tea ceremony. Colin was lucky to have a easy gate-crash as bridesmaids are a bunch of gentle an demure ladies. Weather was good and all of us has a great time.

Bridesmaid

All of us knew each other since our Sec school days and it was really fun to reminisce our good old days. 

The bowenians  - Bride is busy taking her solo shoot haha! They chose to take some outdoor photos at Selatar. It a popular shooting place for wedding too!

Me and the bride.

We were rather on time when the morning session ended. Jas's family isn't huge and therefore the tea ceremony ended pretty fast. Colin's family is so much larger but somehow we also manage to keep it within the time.  Morning session ended around 1pm and all of us went home to rest before going down to MBS to help out on the reception.

At 3pm, we fetched Jas's parents and we were there early.

Doing her bridal make up in a room looking like some mamasan

As it was early,love and 1 sat at the reception table , watching the time tick by. He ended up being one of the receptionist for that night.

Table shot with the couple!

Her wedding ended well, there was no hiccups,unhappiness or any others. Everything went well and smooth. Food was good and i think we did a great job too! I truly feel happy for her and hope that the both of them will always be loving. The kind of happiness is beyond words especially with someone who we grew up for more than half of your life.  

In another 3 months time, it would be my turn to celebrate my big day!!
     
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Had been putting too much hours on work which affect my personal life..

I need my life back.


My life

by on 9:04 PM
Had been putting too much hours on work which affect my personal life.. I need my life back.
It seems so long again since i login to my blog. Life is so busy these days. I should need a good update to what is going on with life...

In January 2018, our company is buy going through the transition of implementing Oracle in Singapore. This means that we are on the same platform globally; Taiwan, Korea, US and soon they are moving to Japan. With this, it has kept us busy at least 6 months. All the superusers gone through the difficult moments together to the verge of breaking down and giving up. It was almost a mental torture trying to keep up with work and problems with the system. So much so, we are all still alive.

Granny was discharged from hospital from almost a week before Chinese New Year and we are happy to have her back at home. She has been staying in Hospital since Nov when my siblings and i went for the Batam trip. However, during the CNY period, she was on sleeping pill as she didn't have a good sleep for a long time. We hired another maid to look after her, bought the hospital bed, wheelchair and her necessities. But to our surprise, she was again admitted to hospital on the 4th night of CNY. Love and i rushed down to the hospital to look at her. She has became so thin that her bones were just covered with skin.

As she was unconscious,we left the hospital and went home separately. The next day at around 5pm, i received 5-6 calls from my dad. At that time i was having a conference call with customer. As i didn't pick up the phone, dad sent me a text message and to my horror, he said that grandma has passed away,told me to go hospital to thank her for everything that she did for us. I wanted to go but in the end i was stopped. I felt very sad but there was nothing i could do.. My dad and uncles did a grand funeral to send her off her last journey.

It was a somber CNY.4

In 2 more weeks, my very bestie, Jasmine, is getting married. I am very happy for her and i wish her well and happy. Shall post more photo if i can after her wedding.

And this year, i am getting married too. To date we have not planned anything yet as we are all busy with work. 

Alright, time to stop blogging and take a break. 

Busy Life

by on 8:41 PM
It seems so long again since i login to my blog. Life is so busy these days. I should need a good update to what is going on with life... ...
Year 2017 is a year where love and i built our nest, from designing our new home, buying furniture, adding accessories and love to our house and now living comfortably with each other. We do not fight as much as other couples do (and hope we don't) but we still do not get tired seeing each other everyday.

Year 2017 was also a year where love and I took the least photos; we had to settle our house almost every other weekends,  doing housework and less shopping. As we see each other everyday, we tend to take less photos.

Year 2017 was also a year where we got fat together. As both of us are earning, we can afford to eat good foods. Good food with my family, good food with friends, good food with him. At home, i had junk foods and cook foods. How not to get fat?

Last week, Love took me to the Sea Aquarium at Sentosa as they had a company family event. How i wished my company has one too.On that Friday, we woke up early to Sentosa, I was so happy and exicted because it was a long weekend and its also been a while since i went Sentosa.

He tried to wear the same colour as me.

There were over 100 people at the event. Love distributed the tickets to his colleagues. Most of them came with their kids and spouse. It was a joyous event. 

Got our tickets and ready to enter!

Though it as morning, the SEA aquarium was already filled with tourist. We had hard time taking nice photo as people were making their way through and taking their selfie stick everywhere.

This is one of the best shot we got!

That was the decent photo we had in that day as love was busy manning this event. Our walk lasted not more than 2 hours and we were out of the aquarium. I didn't manage to touch any star fish. Oh man! We went back to Vivocity and hang aorund there till dinner.

Uploading some photos we took in 2017.

A photo we took during Yang Ann and Shu Juan's wedding

Dinner at Tebing lane , having BigFish Small Fish just now.

Photo taken just yesterday, having Raman at 18 Taiseng

Trying out food at the Mushroom Park near our house.

Hope you guys end Year 2017 with your love ones!!

Ending Year 2017

by on 10:38 PM
Year 2017 is a year where love and i built our nest, from designing our new home, buying furniture, adding accessories and love to our house...
Been like month and months since i touch my blog at all. Coming to age 28 wasn't an easy one. As you grow older, there are so much more other things in life which are important. The priorities in life is set differently when one grows old.

I am not alone, not when i am married. Families bonding seems so much precious than i felt before.

Alright,shall sum up my activities for November.

November

In the month of November, my sis suggested an impromptu trip to Batam. I thought that it was an appropriate one as it was about time for me to take a short getaway over the weekend with love and my close ones. I got so stressed up with work and i thought that a short get away would help me loosen my mind. 

My sis family first trip to Batam

The kids first ride on the ferry

We booked a stay at Batam Harbour Hotel at the price of $75 per night from Agoda. It was cheap considering my sis and her family had a room while me, love and my bro shared a room. Their single bed was big enough to accommodate 2 adults.  What i like about this hotel was that they are situated just 3 minutes walk away from Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and walking distance to the Seafood restaurants. It is not hard to find them at all. 

Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal

Their bed is sooo comfortable.

They also provide free transport to Nagoya Hill/ BSC shopping at a fix timing daily. We saved a lot on transport as the taxi fare in Batam is not that cheap. The reception is Chinese and therefore we have no problem speaking to them. The hotel does provide breakfast and room service. But what you need to look out for is their massage. Never leave Batam without going to a good body /foot massage. Their price were like $12 for 1 hour foot massage? Just cannot miss it.

After we put our things down in the hotel room, we left for Nagoya Hill. They had free transport back as well. We roamed around the shopping mall. It was still the same since me and love last went there. As all Singaporeans do, we headed for the A&W immediately after we alighted from the bus. It was morning so the crowd was not too bad. The food was so-so. If it was not for the "brand", we wouldn't be having our lunch there. The rest of the restaurants serve good foods too.

The men holding the young one

I couldn't take much photos as me and love were like running around with the kids. It is not easy to handle and bring out 2 young kids, much less to say my sis and brother-in-law. You needed more than just a pair of hands to keep them safe. At night, i suggested seafood as i last remember the food there was delicious and cheap. But on that very night, i wasn't feeling too well and had totally lost my appetite for any foods! I was holding tightly to the plastic bag (lucky dear has one in his bag) and vomiting like a merlion in front of all diners. Not sure what i had in the day but it definitely made me sad as i couldn't have any of the foods (which i had been waiting for in this trip!) 

Dinner was unbelievably fast and we wrapped up a day at 9pm Batam time. I went back to hotel, bathe and slept at  9.30pm. Unbelievably fast too. I totally shock my love as I was not a fast sleeper and that i slept so early. 

Morning was nice and quiet. I had breakfast at 8am with my sis as that was the only time she was able to have a peace of mind. The 2 monsters are still asleep but not long after her peace has ended. Then again, we went back to Nagoya Hill as there was really nothing around the hotel. We bought some kueh lapis at Nagoya Hill again before picking up our luggage and walked back to Ferry Terminal. The ferry arrived at 7pm and all of us were back safely at around 9pm SG time. 


It hurts me so much..
Hi All, I am back from Shen Zhen. It was the first time i traveled overseas with my colleagues for work. I was there for a week and it was really tiring. We were undergoing training for Oracle where our company will be implementing this system starting next year. Each of us represent our own department and after training.we are supposed to train our own people. It was kinda stressing as we have to know how to use the system first hand.

It was really a whole effort to make to this happen. We understand the importance of it how corporate would want to implement this (by hook by crook) next year. And so, on 13 Sept, we flew..

Nasi Lemak for breakfast on Silkair.

It was the same weather we are experiencing in Singapore. Hot and humid. After landed,  the driver hired by MKS Shen Zhen to pick us up from the arrival hall and drove us to the hotel. We stayed at JW Marriott Shen Zhen. It was a very nice, 5 star hotel.

High Ceiling at the lobby.

Room was big and spacious. We had one room to ourselves.

Dressing table

Ultimate bath tub but i used once only


We put our barang barang in our room and left to meet the rest at the lobby. As we were new to this place, we went to the concierge to ask if there is anywhere nearby where we go (perhaps explore). After the staffs' recommendation, we went to some shopping mall ( i forgot the name) and we saw Carrefour nearby. 


Carrefour

As a typical Singapore, we are super happy when we saw anything familiar overseas 
(especially supermarket). The shopping mall we went was like those very itas one where we saw those big names in Singapore at MBS. Moreover, they are selling more expensive than the prices in Singapore and we felt it was not worth shopping further. Instead, all of us agreed to go to Carrrefour to do some grocery. We were like stocking up 1 week worth of food as if we would go hungry in the middle of the night. For your info, the hotel was situated nowhere convenient to shopping or any shops. 

Surprisingly, Shen Zhen was campaigning to go plastic bag free. As we didn't bring our own shopping bag, most of us bought plastic bag for 20 cents RMB. I bought water and cup noodle and potatoes chips. 


For the next few days, we were having training and we dinner in hotel almost the whole time. I woke 6.30am everyday in the morning, had their buffet breakfast , sat on the bus at 8am to MKS SZ and training the whole day. Lunch at 12pm and training would start 1 hour later. 5.30pm and bus was here to fetch all of us back to hotel. After back at hotel, I would wash up, had dinner and go back clear my 1 days worth of backlog email and practice a bit of what was taught at training before i go to bed. 

Took a ootd of myself everyday before i leave hotel.

Beside work, it is work. I miss my hubby and family and cant wait to go home after 4 days. Besides one Sunday where we went Hong Kong, my blog pretty much sums up what went on everyday.
Alright, time to sign off here for now *Yawns*
Coming to September 2017, we have reached the 3rd quarter of this year and I am almost staying in our new home everyday. Going back to Ubi is like going back 2 times per week. It was almost so little or none at all. It was a big move for me, especially moving to a new environment on our own and there is so much things to do. Back then, I have my mum and dad to rely but not now. Dad is getting old in a loner way that he never was before. He loves family gathering but he always felt that he would be a burden to us. Though deep inside,he loves to be near us. Soon enough, my brother would be going to NS and he would be just left with my grandmother and the maid.

 Next week, I will be flying to Shen Zhen with my colleagues for the Oracle training. Though I have recently moved to Inside Sales Representative, I am still doing more on the Sales Admin scope of work as we have new colleague who recently join us last 2 months. There are a number of outstanding work which has not been cleared yet. For the past 1-2 months, our time has also been eaten up largely due to many Ac Hoc activities. Boss and I have visited 2 customer sites in the month of August since I started on my job. I have to work even harder on my new role.

In the month of August, my sister family and I went to Genting for a short getaway. As a result of that, I missed my ex-colleague's daughter birthday party. Guilty me.

Genting has since changed so much from the last 2 years. TransStar no longer ferry us up to Genting Resort anymore. They will alight us halfway through the journey like how other Travel buses are doing now.

Shopping mall inside Genting Resort.

My sis's family

Genting Resort Malaysia has definitely changed to a shopping destination instead of those theme park which we used to play in the past. There is no more indoor amusement park for small kids. Whatever we saw now were just like what we have in Singapore. It has turned into a classy shopping mall like MBS. 

Cable car

The cable cars were changed and it looks safer now. A 2-way cable cars cost about RM16. The cable car would lead you to the Mega Mall. Mega Mall reminds us of the outlet stores in Australia. My sis and brother-in-law looted quite a number of things from there and their money well-spent. Love and I had our fair share of shopping back in Australia and we were doing more baby-sitting. 

The Eng family enjoying their ride.

Also, in the month of August, after returning from our holiday, it was time to celebrate our Independence Day! Love had successfully balloted 4 tickets for NDP show. He has never been this lucky before. On 9th August, his brother came to fetch us and the 4 of us went for the show. 

Took a selfie at NDP

In the month of August, I have non-stop gatherings with people who i love. First of all, I had a short gathering with my babes. Jasmine is getting married on 31 March 2018 and I am very very excited for her. Les and I would be her bridesmaid and I am sure we are getting busy towards the end of this year. We had our brunch at Laurent's Cafe which is located B1 at The Heeren. If you think of going there, be sure to order less as their portion is good for sharing. The 3 of us didn't manage to finish our foods. There is so much going on but Im sure we are growing well in each of our lives.

My Bffs for life

On the following weekend, I met up my flowers (Its been like 10 years since our good-old poly school days). Too bad Shu Ming and her hubby weren't here. But I am happy and excited for them as they are embracing a new life into their family in the month of September! Oh, and yes! Chloe will be going to be an elder sister for the first time. There is so much happiness going around us and August is awesome!    


The last gathering comes in bit of rush as Eurustech  (my ex-company) organised a farewell party for Andy. Andy has since grown up to be a big boy (he is so much taller than me now!) since the last time i held his hands at the USS 4 years ago. By the way, Andy's is around 15 this year (i guess) and he is the son my my ex-boss. Cool isn't it? I met up with our ex-colleagues and surprising, our ex-engineer was also there with us! He has join another semicon company (which i know of) and seems that he is doing well right now. He had just become a father and is thinking ways to bring his family over here to settle. I am happy for him too! And to the old man who took too-well care of me in my days in Eurustech, he is going to New Zealand for his 2nd honeymoon trip which he promised his wife 20 years back. A man who remembers his promise is a good man *thumbs up* That is Mr Hio!
Together with our ex-colleagues who we had so much fun together in the last, it was unbearable to leave the gathering as there is endless fun whenever we are together.

Photo quality sucks big time but I will always remember this family.

Last but not least, August ended with a 10km marathon at Safra Run at Marina Bay. I seriously regretted signing up with love as I didn't train at all for this marathon. Not even once. We ran the marathon starting from Esplanade Bridge, passing by Raffles Places and to MBS, the floating platform and back to Esplanade again. We completed the race in about 1.5 hours. Took the medal, free 100 plus drink and went straight to Subway in Shaw House to packet our brekkie before heading home to sleep again.

The very next day, my whole body was aching so badly that I took an half day off.

This pretty much sums up for the month of August.

Not forgetting that Ah Bii actually bought Pandora for my birthday :)

Loving my Pandora and of course, my love :)



More updates to my life

by on 10:50 PM
Coming to September 2017, we have reached the 3rd quarter of this year and I am almost staying in our new home everyday. Going back to Ubi i...
Coming towards July, my love and I had returned from our unforgettable trip in Australia and we are back to our crazy workaholic mode. The trip to Australia was so relaxing that made me feel bored when it was the 5th or 6th day. *Yawn* This is one of the trips i get to sleep most as compared to my trips to Taiwan or Seoul. Also, we rented a car and got to drive around the city. With the automobile, travelling was so easy and we were not afraid to get out early but late. But Australia closes their store early so we end our day early too.

Now is the 7th month of the year and I have not started blogging at all, or even posting the photos on my Facebook. For the last month, I brought my work home almost everyday to complete what I have to. Moving on, I will be on another new role under Sales, which I hope it will not eat into my personal time as much too cos I value my personal time.

I should really get my ass moving or otherwise I will be stuck here, like literally.

Oh god~!

Mini update

by on 8:24 PM
Coming towards July, my love and I had returned from our unforgettable trip in Australia and we are back to our crazy workaholic mode. The t...
After a good 4-5 month of renovation, our house is finally completed. We've moved in to our house on 15 April and since there, me and love would stay over the weekend every week.

During our "搬家", we were instructed to buy the 火炉, pineapple, rice, salt,sugar etc and perform the standard procedure of "moving in".  In case you didn't know, 火炉 can be bought at Ang Mo Kio Central at one of the biggest hardware shop there. It costs us around $8 for a decent one. The rest of the items are bought at the supermarket.

Moving in...



We were there at our door at round 8.45am to prepare the ritual. Love needed sometime to set up the fire as he was afraid that the fire wouldn't burn by the time it was 9am. We bought the starter and charcoal, putting as many starter as possible so that it would produce bigger fire (Huat ar!)

It wasn't difficult at all to start a fire.

We are getting ready to enter.

At 9am , we open the door, place the 火炉 in our living room and start rolling the pineapple. We felt good as we finally have a place to call our own. 


Pineapple roll roll ~~

We shifted the stove to our kitchen and left the pineapple to huat in our living room. With that stove, we boiled some water using a small kettle. It was also part of the ritual. Then, we cooked some desserts to eat. We began to bring in our rice, oil and salt which were left at the entrance and store them in proper container.




 After the ritual was done, we waited patiently for my family to arrive, calling for delivery for rest of the day.

Here are some of the photo which our ID took.
This is the outcome of our bill of SGD30K + 












Home sweet home~~