Singapore River Festival

Remember Nuffnang’s Flash Mob event that happened 2 weeks ago?

Last week, we carried on to our next “destination” – the Singapore River Festival!

Thanks to SRF peeps and Boss Ming for this opportunity!

At Clarke Quay’s new Park Hotel before transport arrived to take us to the Asian Civilization Museum displaying Steve McCurry’s photography works~

(something about his name makes me think of yummy mac nuggets with curry sauce..)

I didn’t take any photos inside the museum even though there were many astounding works to be admired because I have an absolutely crap camera that I didn’t wish to take out of my bag la. Would do his works no justice.

Anyway, you can view his works at http://www.stevemccurry.com/

After a long walk around the museum viewing exhibits from photography to some Kangxi Emperor era thingy.. (to be honest wasn’t paying attention, ancient chinese history just doesn’t interest me)

We settled down on some cute red mats spread out on the grass, waiting for the launch of Singapore River Festival to begin.

Looks comfortable.. but the short and prickly grass was poking our asses and legs like little red ants all over



Boss Ming and his band of female SG Nuffnang bloggers!

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Besides SG bloggers, we were accompanied by a few bloggers from Malaysia..

Such as Kenny Sia!

One of the few good blogs I actually take time to read besides Wendy’s~

Waiting for everything to start.. I like the light displays that were projected on the museum, too bad I didn’t get a good picture of it.

The dress code for the launch event was supposedly “Cocktail” which Wendy was completely clueless about, she just came dressed in her “PJs” for the PJ Party afterwards, LOL.

Luckily Hui Wen came to her rescue with a dress for her to change into!

Q & A time..


Which of the following is most likely to be inside this portabloo?

1) A pile of poo poo

2) Dirty old man wanking

3) Singapore’s top blogger

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LOL.

That’s right, expect the unexpected.

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When we returned to the patch of red on the grass, the launch was finaaalllyyy starting.

To my absolute delight they served us drinks and really yummy finger food

The great thing about bite-sized food portions is that they’re just the right size to handle easily and put into your mouth so you don’t look like a pig eating them.

But then people like me will still end up looking like a pig anyway cos they’re so small I have to take like 10 portions of them to be satisfied.

Apparently it only takes a stranger 5 minutes to discover my gluttony because after their 3rd or 4th round, nobody was taking food from the waiters serving them anymore and

they headed straight for me as though I am supposed to relieve their burden!

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We were treated to more sights & sounds..

Honestly I thought the whole thing was quite special and intriguing even though I’m not an artsy fartsy person, but the weather made the whole thing almost impossible to enjoy it fully.

All I remember is trying to fan myself profusely.

But they had dancers in “bubbles” across the Singapore River…

I tried taking a photo of the display and ended up with horrifying specks all over.

Shitty cams don’t deserve cleaning!

Just for laughs, decided to compare the same picture taken by Kenny :


picture credits: www.kennysia.com

Isn’t it beautiful?

Random pic of me and Wendy while waiting for I-forgot-what

Random pic of me and Esther

My favourite part of the night – The boat ride across the Singapore River!

I must admit I’ve never looked at our city’s nightlife / skyline that way before. Not even when I was in the Singapore Flyer looking down at everything.

Something about her music made the ride even more strangely romantic

I thought it was so good that I am so going back for the same boat ride with my partner in the near future!

With our red heart-shaped Nuffnang stress balls! aka “invitation” for PJ Party @ Arena…

Everyone snapping away at the beautiful city lights

Random slack picture. Totally enjoying the scenery!!!

Group picture!!

Unfortunately the ride across Singapore River ended sooner than I hoped… and we found ourselves at Arena!

Thanks to them…

I went home 80% deaf that night.

The music wasn’t that bad but it was ABSOLUTELY DEAFENING. I was screaming into Fidelis’ ear most of the time.

Oh ya did I mention I met up with Fidel baby thereeee! Misssssed her soooooo much.

Loves (hate that word, super lian-ish but it describes how I feel)

Random spastic shots~

I love how my nose looks from the side but hate how it looks from the front!

After chilling for awhile..

We hit the dance floor!

I can’t dance to save my life, but just for the fun of it anyway.

Valerie’s cool and hip mummy! Fidel looks cute in the background.

And OMG LOOK AT AWFUL BLACK ROOTS.. never knew they were so obvious until I saw this photo!


Am going for a dye job soon, but the question is – what colour?!
Am thinking of chestnut brown or a lighter ashy shade or deep deep purple!

I know purple sounds crazy but I am SO tempted! Think it would only look good with longer hair.

Ok wtf is with all this hair talk… back to pictures

LOL look at Valerie! She was totally into it and I like the way the girl dances.. so much natural movement while I was kinda like tapping my feet hahaha

Wasn’t long before I got abit too excited and started tripping all over Fidelis and went abit crazy, like this

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I wasn’t the only crazy one that night though!

In fact, in comparison, I was extremely “normal” and my leopard print night slip holds no candle to this babe’s hot pink satin nightie..

SEXY OVERLOAD!!!!

Who might be this sex kitten be?

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LOLLLLLL.

Yep, very well done Kenny!

No wonder he wouldn’t let us open the plastic bag containing his PJs earlier on~

I couldn’t stop laughing at how ridiculous and cute he looked. Definitely the star of the night, you sure know how to make your entrance for a party!


Other party pics..

Bunch of Nuffies you’ll love!!! They are all such nice and friendly people.

Special thanks to the two babes who accompanied me to wait for my taxi.. hate getting stalked by random creepy cheekopeks.

Why do I always attract middle eastern men / indians / you know?! WHY?!?????

Me and Eugene! Infamous for chasing me like madddd for my Hannah Montana advertorials.. hahah


More trigger happy moments before I left :

Me and Kenny back in his normal outfit

Kenny, me, Ming and Su Ann

One last Group picture!

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And that’s the end of my Singapore River Festival night out with bloggers!

Certainly quite a unique experience.

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Children learn what they live with

If children live with criticism,
they learn to condemn.

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If children live with hostility,
they learn to fight.

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If children live with ridicule,
they learn to be shy.

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If children live with shame,
they learn to be guilty.

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If children live with tolerance,
they learn to be patient.

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If children live with encouragement,
they learn to be confident.

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If children live with praise,
they learn to appreciate.

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If children live with fairness,
they learn justice.

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If children live with security,
they learn to have faith.

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If children live with acceptance,
they learn to love.

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If children live with consideration,
they learn to respect.

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If children live with love and friendship,
they learn to be happy.

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What did you grow up living with?

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Marche + Shopping + Bakerzin with family

I have loaddss of other pics to blog but lazy to edit them so I just thought I’d blog about my day today.

Class starts at 12 15 today..

Left my house at 12 45 and on the way to school in the car, my mum suddenly asked me if I’ve taken my lunch.

Obviously not.. So I told her I’d eat in the canteen later.

2 minutes later she asked if my brother was hungry, and he said no…

Then another 2 minutes later she finally admitted she’s very hungry. LOL. Wtf.

So we made a detour to Vivo City, deciding that they’ll drop me off in school straight after lunch…

Me and my mother looked at each other and at the same time exclaimed, “Marche!”

Haahahaha Marche is love!!! Love the ambience, love the food and the variety and the whole set up..


ROSTI WITH GARLIC SAUSAGE!
(+sour cream +chilli sauce)

My favvv. Super yums!!!!

Have been craving for Rosti ever since reading about it on Fidel’s blog! Anyway, I think she’s in Taiwan now..

Have a great time babe!! Don’t forget me when you go shopping :P

Beautiful day.

I wonder why my mum always has this faraway look in her eyes when she takes photos!

More rosti!! Salmon. Yummy.

And my brother’s seafood plate thingy.. he said he’s never tried it before but he recognized the dish name from the recipe he’s using in Restaurant City and so he wanted to see how it tastes in real life.

WTF.

My brother!

…Omg there were 2 girls who sat near to us in different tables and I swear they looked SO ALIKE.

From their typical secondary school girl hairstyle to their typical geeky specs to their typical casual tees and even their facial features looked too much alike!

Very freaky! I don’t even think they noticed someone so similar was sitting next to them.. I’m pretty sure they don’t know each other.

Anyway I keep seeing a loooot of lookalikes recently, it’s creeping me out.

About 2 days ago when me and my family went to Changi Airport to have dinner, we were in the lift and my mum suddenly poked my back and said, “Is that James?”

I turned around and stared at the guy for SO LONG because he soooo fucking looks like James!

From his height/built to his hairstyle to his facial features and wtf I almost couldn’t believe my eyes.

Today, I saw a Felicia Chin lookalike in Nine West! Me and my brother kept staring at her LOL.

I think it’d be pretty cool if I could meet someone who really looked like me one day… I would so be best friends with her.

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Ok anyway after our meal instead of sending me to school, we went on a spontaneous shopping trip LOL.

From Vivo to Orchard….

I bought this super SUPERSUPERSUPER nice boyfriend shirt from Zara omg I’m so happy!

I’ve been searching for a BF shirt with the right cut and the right material for the longest time, hate the blogshop-looking kind and I can’t wait to wear this vintage-denim BF shirt out! (“v”)

My brother bought shitloads of stuff.. think he’s taking over my title of Shopping Queen now. He doesn’t get to be renamed King.

He wanted to get this blazer from Topman but his size was OOS so we drove to Wisma’s outlet to get it instead…

Then my mum told him to get this one instead because the material wasn’t as crappy as the white one. I so agree!

But he couldn’t make up his mind in the end and said, “the grey one looks so formal! like going for job interview… you buy for me la, next time i can wear for interview. i want the white one cause it looks more casual”

And my mum really ended up buying it for him!!

OMG like that also can?! Too good with words! Biased!!!! T.T

My jaw seriously dropped because each blazer costed 200+ each and thats almost 500 spent on 2 blazers, not forgetting the shoes he bought from River Island and Zara and everything.

How long have I not shopped like that?!? AM PROUD OF MYSELF!

What a waste of money! I can totally get a blazer that looks exactly the same for less than half the price.

Nowadays I never buy stuff if I know I can get the same thing cheaper elsewhere! I think I’m becoming a kiasu auntie.

Maybe it’s because I need to earn my own money to spend nowadays… so I actually think before swiping the card :P



After a whole day of tiring but fun shopping…

We settled down at Bakerzin for dinner.

Bakerzin’s MACARONS ARE THE BESTTTTTTTTT. Red and pink ones are my fav!

Halfway through our meal a girl walked up to our table and said,

Hi Jessica. I’m your blog reader.. Your blog is very nice.”

I was super shocked and only managed a feeble “Hi, thanks.” before the poor girl awkwardly left…

I don’t mean to be hostile, it’s just that I still can’t get used to random people coming up to me out of nowhere and telling me they’re my blog reader.

It’s like I really DUNNO what to do! Sometimes all I do is Stop And Stare. *sings one republic*

My brother and mother insisted I should have been nicer to the girl, so whoever you are, if I see you next time I’ll be sure to be nicer ok!!

If you guys ever see me on the streets and I seem unfriendly I probably don’t mean it D:

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Anyway, absolutely wonderful day for me in many ways.

Got to spend a lot of quality time with my bro and mum, got to buy gorgeous clothes, got to eat my fav food and got to skip boring lectures!!

Speaking of which, I should REALLY start attending classes more often..

Out of 7 days I probably only go for 2! Sick!

Gonna shower now, bye! Oh ya I just realized I haven’t uploaded pics for Father’s Day Celebration. …. Nvm too lazy, next time.

Love you Daddy!

Happy belated Father’s Day to all Daddies out there.

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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