Marche, Hangover, Hermes, Lychee Tea, Varicose Veins, Roses & Bangs.

Before I start,

REMEMBER TOMORROW’S LIVE CHAT DATE OKIE!!

10PM, 10th June!!! Be there with me!
I will be launching my new website at 12am sharp. :)

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Lol check out the ultra long blog post title!

Abstract or what? Coming up with interesting blog titles for random posts is always hard to do, so I decided to just say it how it is.

2 days ago I finally met up with Nich again after soooo long! He’s one of ma best school mates from MDIS :) And one of the very few I actually still keep in contact with.

He’s always so full of smiles!! (and full of shit LOL he cracks the lamest jokes)

I think who you choose to stay in contact with even after school has ended says very much about your friendship… Sometimes you think you’re close to someone but then school ends and you never ever talk again. Wtf.

*is thinking of a girl’s name but won’t say it*

Having lunch at 313′s Marche!!! (PS-ed the shit out of my eyebags as you can probably tell, I’m so tired these days e.e)

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee their crepes. (and their rosti too!) Smoked salmon with sauteed mushrooms in cream sauce and fresh veg. THE BEST OF DA BEST!

Btw, how do you pronounce crepe? I always pronounce it as “creep” and I’m pretty sure that’s wrong lolol. “Let’s go have some creeps for lunch!”

The first thing I noticed about Nich was how TALL he was. I always remembered him as tall, but not that freakishly tall! I’m 1.7m and he must be at least 1.8 or 1.85 that day?! I was like “Wtf why you grow so tall suddenly?!?” and he’s like “It’s my shoes lah!!”

To which he proudly kicked up his foot to show me and I was like… WAH! NICE!

I casually asked him what brand it was, and he replied “They’re louboutins.”

At first I thought he was just teasing me and I was like “…o.O Huh? They have guy shoes meh?” and when I figured out he’s being completely serious, I excitedly asked, “Omg do they have the signature red soles too?!”

And they do!!!!!! -easily amused- I never imagined guys wearing louboutins.

LOL my $5 pair of slippers from Bangkok look soooo sad and dirty besides his shoes FML. I feel damn cheapskate suddenly hahaha.

There is a great story behind this pair of louboutins!!!

Firstly, his partner bought him a pair of Gucci shoes and Nich said, “You know chinese superstition has it that if you buy your lover a pair of shoes, they’ll walk away from you.”

Like 2 weeks later he woke up to a box of spanking new shoes and a note by the side of his bed saying, “Baby, if those pair of Gucci shoes would make you walk away from me…. Surely this pair of Louboutins will have you running right back.”


…OMG!!!!!
Now tell me that isn’t the awesomest shoe story you’ve ever heard!!! :DDD

Lol I was so excited and squealy throughout lunch as he told me all about his life that I’ve been missing out on since I left school!

After lunch we walked over to Cineleisure to catch Hangover 2 (which I was actually looking forward to see because Hangover 1 was hiillaaariioousss)

However it was so disappointing!! There were a few good laughs but that was about it. I definitely wasn’t rolling on the floor howling with laughter like I was with the first.

Who’s seen it and agrees?

All the jokes were old, the start and middle of the show was too draggy and the end was abrupt and anti climatic. It’s really sad how sequels to shows are 99% shitty!!! It happens with every good show.

Pirates of the Carribean, Mean Girls 2 (did you know there was mean girls 2?)

After I finish typing this blog entry I’m gonna watch Kung Fu Panda 2 with my family and I can bet it’s going to be a shitty too zzz please let it be at least bearable. Sam’s been dying to watch it so I’m just accompanying him.

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Us having tea at Mandarin Gallery like bored tai tais, because Nich couldn’t stop raving about this tea lounge “Arteastique”…

I’m like, “By tea, do you mean pastries etc?”

And he was like, “No. Tea tea. Leaves. You’ll like the place, not because of the tea, but because you can people-watch the rich people there and soak up the pretentious atmosphere!!!”

LOL true enough when we got there, there were pretentious people everywhere wtf. Sitting around with their prissy Chanel bags and adjusting their hair, or they have their head in a book about living the zen life or something. Not a bad thing besides the fact that the moment you step in, you feel people judging you from head to toe. I mean seriously, who actually has time for tea like that? You must be one bored mofo!

(and we WERE bored mofos that day hahaha)

My lychee tea that Nich ordered for me! I’m no fan of tea (I’m still obsessed with soft drinks like a kid wtf) but this was actually really refreshing and nice! I wouldn’t pay 7 dollars for it, but you know, if I had nowhere else to go and wanted a relaxing place to catch up with an old friend I wouldn’t mind going to Arteastique (even the name gives off a pretentious vibe)

Check out my new birkin!!

Lol you didn’t actually fall for that right? If I had spare money to blow on stuff like that I wouldn’t be making cupcakes everyday and I would go to Maldives for a holiday instead!!!

I DO kind of want it though…. *grabby hands*

Anyway if you’ve ever wondered what’s inside a birkin bag:

The most RIDICULOUS bag content I’ve ever seen!!!!! Hermes organizer… Hermes men bracelet…

I’m a girl and I carry around 4 things. My phone, cash, my make up pouch and an extra sanitary pad.

“Nicholas, is this really necessary?!?!”

“….No. I’m so full of shit right? LOL omg”

At least he admits it hahaha! That’s what I love about him he always says what’s on his mind. Also because he’s super funny to be around lol. I’d feel insecure if I walked around at night with that much stuff that screams “rob me!!”

On a side note: I totally love the prints of my F21 maxi dress! ♥ I know it’s not Spring anymore but I couldn’t care any less. Singapore doesn’t have seasons anyway!!

The iphone 4 cam is actually really good (better than my compact cameras wtf) but this pic was edited by Nich to make our complexion smoother LOL.

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Afterwards, we walked around town to try cupcakes from different stores (monitoring competition!! doing research for my potential future-store) and I can’t believe how unappealing cupcakes are outside.

They either have shit designs or none at all, tastes like crap or ridiculously overpriced. I mean there are a few good stores of course, but most are junk.

After trying out cupcakes from a store in Centrepoint that I thought would be our biggest competitor, I can safely say we’re so ready to take on this business in Singapore wtf. Coupled with all the good reviews we’ve been receiving from customers these days, I’m so stoked abou doing this!! My mom is coming back to Singapore tonight and it’s about time!!!

I’m under 21 so I can’t do much on my own, need her to be around to sign papers, etc. I really hope this works out somehow. But even if we don’t get our own shop eventually, I’m happy staying at home making cakes for a coupla more months before going to uni.

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A really dead-looking pic.
This is what I’m like 90% of the time.

I keep working and working, that I don’t even shave, or put on make up, or dress out, or do normal things that people do anymore (been trying to change that this whole week)

And I decided.. that this has to stop!!! I can’t let cupcakes take over my life, though it is my interest. I can’t let myself go at 18 because of work. At least I still have to be moderately interested in having a normal lifestyle. I mean, who’s going to read my lifestyle blog if I don’t have a life, right? LOL.

I put on make up probably less than twice a month, so I don’t post many pics of myself at all, but a couple of nights ago I decided to snip my fringe off (with a pair of kitchen scissors LOL) and embrace a new look!!

By a new look I don’t really mean brand new since I’ve had bangs before, but I thought having thicker eye make up drawn on in a style I don’t normally wear and putting on blue contacts plus styling my hair and taking vain pictures would be kinda interesting!

Blue contacts from Maxi Eyes. They make me look kinda scary at times D: But it’s ok scary is better than boring, right?

Act cute also better than boring right?

LOL ok not so sure about this one. I’m meant to be gasping btw, I’m not holding up 4 fingers like a retard for no reason. Like “Oh! Reflection! I never knew you were so beautiful.”

My skin has been looking literally perfect ever since my first trial facial session at New York Skin Solutions, wtf. I’m not trying to haolian ok I just want to share with you girls a good deal.

I’m not wearing any form of bb cream / sunblock / powder in these pics btw! And my skin isn’t photoshopped. I’m REALLY tempted to sign on with New York Skin Solutions’ 10-sessions package but I know it will be sooo expensive…

They have a first-timer promotion going on (actually maybe ended IDK you can call them and ask), I went for a 2 hour + collagen facial for only 10 dollars!!! CRAZY. Be prepared for a lot of hard selling tho, we spent 1 extra hour listening to them trying to convince Sam and I to buy their products or to sign onto their package haha.

Even Sam’s skin has a noticeable difference afterwards!!! Looking smoother, firmer and fresher. I highly recommend (if you have the money, if not you can be cheap like me and run away after the first $10 trial)

I’m taking reflection shots instead of just normal camwhoring shots dead-on because I believe people look better in their reflections. Like the camera may warp the proportions of your face sometimes depending on the angle, but if you take pictures via the mirror it’s the closest thing to real life you’d get!

Amirite?? LOL

-imagines some physics teacher shaking her head and sighing at my bullshit-

Pfftt hair why you grow so slow!!! It’s been more than 6 months since I’ve cut you and you’ve barely grown 2 cm. T_T

Hokay I look slightly possessed here.

After having dry lips for many years, I have figured out the secret to having soft and nicely colored lips! (without the lip color bleeding or having your lips dry out halfway during the day and become flaky with dead skin)

I can finally pull off nude lips (so-long red lipstick! remember those times?) because healthy lips look the best in nude / natural colors!!

My blue underwater cam looks damn obiang :P

iPhone pics time… because these are so pixelated they don’t need to be photoshopped :]

Onion head!

iPhone image editing apps are so much fun to play around with!!!

LOL vain bitch

Something about bangs make me look like a 3 year old. Fml.

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End of photo spam!

Sorry this post up later than promised :(

I fell sick unexpectedly… for the dumbest reason.

I took this pill (a drug prescribed by doctors for overweight people to lose weight)

Because a friend took this and apparently lost over 10kg!!! Amazing right? I read reviews online and apparently the results are GUARANTEED, no matter how modest. I got too excited and actually bought the pills without a prescription. I thought I could miraculously shed the weight I put on over the years in a month.

Normally I wouldn’t do something so stupid and screw around with my health (I used to have low blood pressure & anemia & I still have a rather weak immune system) but recently I’m kinda desperate and my judgement got swayed because of THIS!!!!!!!!!!

These DISGUSTING VARICOSE VEINS!!! :’(

Just looking at them makes me wanna cry.

I don’t wanna have zombie legs!!!!! They look so motherfucking scary like I’ve got some sort of disease. Have you ever seen a zombie apocalypse movie? Before they turn into flesh-eating monsters, this is what their veins look like wtf.

At first they started off as very faint lines which I thought were stretch marks, but they’re not. They turned out to be varicose veins and they’re spreading!!!

I googled for some cause factors and the most common reasons are:

1) Poor blood circulation / sitting cross legged often, causing unnecessary constant pressure on the affected area, stressing the blood vessels

2) Weight gain, also got to do with putting pressure on the blood vessels

3) Inactivity or long hours of sitting / standing.

I tend to sit down a lot, whether I’m surfing the net, sleeping or decorating cupcakes and I ALWAYS sit cross-legged or in some funny position with my legs up in the air!!!!

And of course, the unhealthy weight problem too.

They can be lasered off, but they say if you don’t get to the root of the problem it will come back eventually. And lasering them off can cost up to thousands (or so I’ve heard) :(

Does anyone know how to get rid of them??? :(

I’m desperate!!!!

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…..Ok, I got sidetracked a little there.

So as I was saying, I took the pill without a prescription and now I’m paying the price for it. ***Warning: Follow statements are gross but true. Don’t read if you’re easily grossed out lol.

A few hours after my first capsule, my stomach and abdomen area started having discomfort and strange cramps…. then I started leaking OIL.

What the pill does is that it blocks like 30% of the fat from the food you eat, preventing your intestines from digesting it, so obviously the oil has nowhere to go but to get released through your asshole right? (this is where the real gross part begins)

I read that the side effects of the pill is oily stools, but instead of oil, I shat out BLOOD. Not like trickles of blood, like bloody 10ml of blood or more la!! Well IDK how much exactly but I was hollyyy shit my toilet bowl is red.

My friend reassured me that some people have blood when they first start on this pill and not to worry. Throughout the rest of the night, my stomach discomfort and cramps continued… and even worse – whenever I thought I was gonna fart, I was actually discharging oil instead. This continued for a full day!!!! And the oil is motherfucking smelly and it’s like orange, as my friend described, it looks like satay sauce LOL. OMG I can’t believe I’m telling you this, I’m really sorry if that’s too much info ok skipping the gross part and onto my main point.

I woke up the next day with extreme fatigue.

Like fuck man, my bones ached and my muscles were so fking sore and I couldn’t even get up to ice cupcakes properly. I just felt like I needed to sleep the whole day away (which I sort of ended up doing) and that I had no appetite to eat anything (because that would mean more disgusting oil discharge) or any energy to do something productive.

Even my breathing seemed really heavy.

And this was just from ONE pill. -scary epic music-

I stopped taking the pills after the first 1 because of the abdomen discomfort but this is my 2nd day since I’ve taken the pill and I’m still suffering from the side effects. The oil discharge hasn’t stopped, and I’ve been having the mother of all migraines the whole of today. My head is throbbing about as hard as my heart is beating.

This sucks BALLS.

Serves you right Jess, for trying to take the easy way out!!!!!!! I didn’t put on the weight in 1 day so I shouldn’t expect to take it off in another, I know, I know. Exercising and eating healthy is the way to go. Well, try telling that to a lazy person and see if they listen.

As I’m typing this I’m slightly feverish but ahhh I guess I’m feeling better. Hope tomorrow I’ll feel normal again by the time we start the live chat. I can’t believe the adverse side effects just from 1 pill. I’m swearing off these sort of things again… I’d rather be fat than dead!!!!

It’s a pity the side effects are so horrible though I mean the pill is actually effective.

At least something good came out of this! Sam has been treating me nicer and he bought me flowers today ♥

He also went out to buy groceries, came back and cooked lunch, cleaned up the house awaiting my mother’s return from Australia, and later he’s going to give me a full body massage to soothe my aching flabs. Sigh

Thank god.

Things aren’t so bad after all.

Ok, off to watch Kung Fu Panda 2, bai!

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Launching my new website on 10th June 2011!!!

WEEEEEEEEEEEE GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My brand new website with a new domain name and completely refreshing new blogskin will be ready to launch on 10th June, this Friday!!! It’s so soon wooooo!

I am so super excited pls because it’s GORGEOUS. Actually, gorgeous is an understatement. *beams unabashedly* My heart is beating fast as I type this. GOT SO DRAMATIC OR NOT???

It’s a lot more professional looking now. No more seedy bikini pictures greeting you when you load my banner page!!! Someone actually said she has to hide my blog from her mother everytime coz her mom might suspect she’s watching porn WTF lol. I don’t blame her, with the dodgy URL and all!!! What was I thinking? I guess no one will ever know :x

Anyway I can’t wait to show you guys the new site!!!!!

I’ve been waiting for this change for so, so sosososososo long and it’s finally here. I love my web designer to death. She managed to bring a fantasy-layout in my head to life. I hope having a revamped blog will inspire me to blog even more often and to take my posts more seriously. And also for you guys to refresh & keep coming back to marvel at its chioness lolol.

Honestly it’s really hard balancing work and blogging (especially now since the nature of my work means I don’t go out often) but I’m gonna blog tomorrow!!!

I’ll update this space with some pictures taken yesterday so check back on Thursday.

….Also, To celebrate the launch of my new site on Friday, we will be having a livechat session from 10 pm onwards on 10th June!

As usual, we might log on earlier if we’re free!!!

We will be streaming live webcam video action from my bedroom to your computer screen, all dressed up and talking about funny topics, answering your questions and entertaining your weird requests (like Jess and Sam, KISS KISS KISS!!!) hahaha so be there with us ok!! We’ll have so much fun!

I’m launching my site at 12am! Technically Friday night, Saturday “morning”.

So halfway through the live chat, I’d tell you people to “GO GO GO REFRESH!!!” and you can all shower me and my designer with compliments and go Oooohh Ahhhh. Don’t you wanna be the first one to see it? :P

Worth staying home on a Friday night for? YUP! It’s that special, well to me it is. This is a milestone in my blogging life and I want my awesome readers to share this moment with me. *tears and accepts an Oscar award*

….I’d like to thank my mother, my father, the lord I don’t believe in and my hamster for being so cute.

LOL.

GOING TO SLEEP NOW WITH A BIG WIDE GRIN ON MY FACE. ♥ ♥ ♥

See you guys on 10th June Friday.

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Ridiculous copying

So I’ve had an interesting night.

A random question on my Formspring led me to the link of a blog, and from that blog I saw an advertorial / review for an online cupcake store. Out of curiosity and to monitor competition, I clicked on the link and lo and behold….

What do I see???

MY EYES!!!! They burn from the unoriginality.

Don’t see it???

Scroll up and scrutinize the page further.

Try to spot a picture that sorta LOOKS like our cupcakes, but eh.. not really, cuz the standard’s not there.

Yup, I’m pretty sure y’all know what I’m talking about if you’ve been following my blog closely enough to know the designs we’ve been coming up with. I’m not going to link her site on my blog and give her free hits, so no, don’t ask, do your own google work if you’re interested.

Our lovely original:

Sad pirated copy:

……..First off, let me just say how SHOCKED I was to see another Singaporean copying our original designs and selling them off as their own IN PLAIN SIGHT.

How dare she insult me like that??? If you’re gonna copy my designs, at least do justice to it and make it look good or halfway decent, damn it! Not only are you trying to become my competitor, you’re trying to compete with me with my own products but presented in a sub standard way… wtf?

If she were in U.S or some other country selling cupcakes, I really couldn’t care any less (well I’d be annoyed at the copying but not so outraged) but don’t you know that Singapore is a small, small place?!? Did you not imagine that I’d stumble upon your site one day or my readers would tell me or people would eventually confront you about it???

It baffles me how some people don’t think about the consequences to their actions or how they choose to simply ignore it.


When I saw the page my mouth was literally hung wide open in horror like this: :OOOOOOOOOOOO….. “SHE DID WHHAAATTT?!!?!!? BITCH!!!!!!!”

Firstly: To be anally fair, yes, she didn’t say “These are MY new designs!” but she only said Recent Cupcake Design!” which is enough to imply that the designs were HERS. Honey, your sentence is missing “Recent cupcake design!…. that I ripped off from Shiberty’s Sweets.”

Plz don’t be an idiot and tell me she didn’t mean to copy because unless you are a stupid platypus, it should be painfully obvious to you that her actions were downright intentional, a deliberate way to try and earn a few quick dollars.

Now to make things clear: I am a hundred percent sure that these designs are completely original to us, chances are, you won’t find another identical picture on the net. If you do, good for you, you’ve probably found another copycat of Shiberty’s Sweets.

Plus the fact that she even bothered to swirl it in the exact same way and use the exact same red muffin cups already proves everything!

Secondly, she copied not ONE design… but TWO!!!!!!! And possibly a whole lot more that she hasn’t posted pics of yet - who knows right?!? I definitely wouldn’t put it past her. I can only imagine if I didn’t blog about this, how long more would she have kept this going?

Our original Angry Birds design:

Her imitation:

This might be out of topic but eh, why your icing so lumpy one ah?!? Looks unappetizing max!!!! Buttercream should be smooth and yummy looking, it shouldn’t look like puked up guts bleached white.

Now I know we are not the only people in the world to make Angry Birds cupcakes. Angry Birds is a really popular iphone game so naturally it’s a popular theme for cakes, I’ve seen many great cakes and cupcakes done based on Angry Birds.

But just so you know, the original Angry Bird looks like this.

He does NOT have black lines on the side of his face and under his eyes, I just added it for fun coz I thought it made him look cuter and angrier.

And she replicated the exact same thing!!!!!!!!!!!! Wtf? Ok I believe I do not need to elaborate any further on how she copied us, you can just see it with your own eyes.

Say real one if she had just copied bits and pieces here and there but tried to improvise on her own or give it her own unique spin, I would probably close 1 eye and forget about it. Note that I am not trying to trump competition, I don’t even consider her competition but it’s really more of the fact that I feel PERSONALLY INSULTED when people do these things to me.

It’s about integrity, FFS. You have or not?!?!?

It’s annoying when people use my pictures without permission, it’s messed up when people rip quotes off my blog or chunks of my lengthy blog posts without crediting and it’s REALLY fucked up when you try to fuck with me and rip Shiberty’s Sweets designs off and try to sell them off as your own!


Disgusting!
THE AUDACITY!!!!!

What makes you even think that people would order those designs from you when your prices are similar to mine (My website used to state $45 and up for 12 cupcakes, just like what hers currently has) but I happen to produce them about ten times better?

Who do you think you are, popping out of nowhere, stealing our designs and trying to profit from it?

I just started Shiberty’s Sweets recently, couldn’t you at least give me and yourself a little face and copy our designs a little LATER? (I dunno what that would prove but just sayin’) Instead of being all like,Hey if she can do it so can I!!! In fact Imma do it right now!!”

Well guess what girlie – it’s not as easy as you think. If you think you can succeed in this by leeching off my work and jumping onto the cupcake bandwagon while it’s hot then you are WRONG. There are many established cake / cupcake sellers out there, I am not even your biggest competitor. First of all, you need actual skills and talent, sorry to say but looking at your cupcakes it seems you have neither. It’s easy when you’re dealing with one or two orders every now and then. It’s easy when you see some cute designs on the internet and copy it so you save yourself a whole lot of thinking / planning.

But you know what’s NOT easy?

Working your ass off almost everyday, baking and decorating sometimes over 100 intricately designed cupcakes a day (with UNIQUE self-thought-up designs btw!), till your bones ache and your muscles cry for some proper rest, to try and succeed in pursuing doing what you love, despite the fact it means postponing going overseas to study in a university or the fact that it could fail miserably and fall flat on your face, wasting a lot of time, effort and money because it’s a risky business but you go ahead and give it your all and do it anyway… and one fine day, you come online to see someone trying to discredit you like that.

It’s really not easy.

I know I can’t stop people from trying to outsmart and outdo us in this field, but likewise, I can’t help feeling upset over it when they try to do it in such an outrageous manner with complete disrespect for us. (also no thanks to me PMSing coz of that time of the month so I might be over-reacting a little more than I normally would)


If it was out of interest or passion, there is nothing passionate about ripping off someone elses work and if it was out to make money, I sincerely doubt you can make a decent amount with that standard of work. Instead of copying I suggest you start working on your technique first, don’t waste your own time. Word will eventually get around about this, and I’m pretty sure being known as a rip off is not a good way to try and start a business. Your swirled cupcakes in the first picture barely reach HALF of the muffin cup after buttercream has been piled on, so before buttercream is what? 1cm of cake? And you want to sell people that shit for $4 bucks a pop? Jokes.


Shame on you for doing this, and I am very disappointed.



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xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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