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Want vs. Need

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I make lists for the fun of it all the time, so I though of sharing this current one with you.

Want vs. need

Of course I want lots of things, but these are the things I want now – like of the top of my head (if you exclude sleep and other things I don’t want to blog about)


1. Bright colored dresses – the thing about shopping is that when you’re cheap like me, you tend to spend more on basics without even realizing it. Basics last longer, do not follow any trends and are usually cheaper.

Living in Singapore means that it’s hot all year round (or wet), but I still have managed to amass a collection of dresses in neutral colors, save for 2/3 colored ones. I WANT MORE. Bright colored clothes really do lift your spirits.

2. A box clutch – I have a nice black over-sized clutch that I’ve been using since I got it in Bangkok for $12, it’s awesome, holds everything I need and has received many compliments. I want a colored little one that fits in my hand. I’m fickle, I need variety.

3. Books, and some time to read it will be nice – these days, books seem to be such a luxury. I no longer go to the library the way I used to as a child, mostly because the library is really not that convenient and the fact that I have to finish it and return the books in 3 weeks is just not appealing anymore. I love having books, sharing them, re-reading them, highlighting and scribbling on them and keeping them for future references. I tried the whole library thing again recently, I’ve outgrown it.


1. Sunglasses – that do not cost $3 and have a case. The ones that I own right now were bought for $5 and under, have been dumped in my handbag and thus are beautifully scratched, wonky or have smudges on them that cannot be removed. I need a new pair. I’m thinking Charles & Keith outlet store – below $30.

2. Skincare + makeup

I DO NOT believe in scrimping on stuff that goes on my face and hair, they’re wayyy to important. I’ve been pretty loyal to Origins the last year, its been pretty good for my face. BUT I need to start on Anti-aging now, now, now, as I’ve started to notice fine lines and dark circles under my eyes. L’ancome Genifique, you need to become mine.

Also looking to get a new concealer/powder, this one from bare Minerals at Sephora fits the bill perfectly.

3. Luggage – I need a new weekend luggage bag – I’ve been planning holidays and it dawned upon me that I threw away my last luggage. It broke. Time to get a new one.

Other things that have been on my mind:

  1. Phone – My Nokia is 1.5 yrs old and its dying. The iPhone is waiting for me. I need to get one.
  2. Yoga – Exercise + Stretching, plus I need to add more quiet into my life
  3. Travel – Booked for KL, Bintan & Taipei. Considering Vietnam with my family and looking forward to confirming Lombok for December (: (: (:

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May 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

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lacy little things

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If I ever batted for the other team, it would be for a girl like Dita.

But I also think she’s wayyy out of my league. She used to do porn btw, she made a damn hot dominatrix in the one I saw.

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May 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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The last shadow puppets

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I believe a song is only as good as its lyrics. Everything else matters, but my favorite songs all have phrases that I adore and meaning that I can relate to. Here are some of my favs (:

The Last shadow puppets – My mistakes were made for you

Snow Patrol – Set the fire to the third bar

Sia – Breathe me

Adele – Set fire to the rain

Razorlight – Wire to wire

The last song is the most played song on my ITunes – I’m such an emo kid.

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April 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

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Fashion GIFs

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1. Unknown source

2. Burberry Prorsum S/S 2011

3. Lanvin S/S 2011


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April 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

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DIY Inspiration 11 Feb

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Love getting into the whole DIY mode.

Here’s some new inspiration!

Insane crystal necklaces.  Instant.fking.love.

Like the simplicity of this and it’s totally wearable in Singapore’s weather.

I wanna make a really dramatic one sided one. Mmmmm.

OK, this one seems slightly more advanced – I’m referring to the “jacket” because I really don’t know how to sew – I didn’t pay attention in Home econs class – but I’ll get there.

And an Obi Belt. I think it’ll be quite a good way to update some of my dresses that I’m bored of.

Cannot wait to get my hands on materials!

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February 13, 2011 at 1:08 am

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I had all intentions to do a Laneway festival Part 2 & 3.. BUT I DIDN’T HAVE TIME. So busy.

So I’m just gg to do a Laneway wrap up.

The lineup was fantastic – these ppl have some SERIOUS talent.

I love watching music live, and I really appreciate excellent musicianship. I know that term usually applies to classical musicians, but it takes shitload of practice to be good at any instrument and I believe that anyone who is able to make good music deserves recognition.

Here are some of my fav songs from the day:

Warpaint – Undertow

Ladyhawke – Love don’t live here

Foals – Cassius

Yeasayer – One

Yeasayer – Mondegreen

Love love love. We also got quoted in the Straits Times – Life Section.

Yea we all look like shit, cause we had been in the rain + humidity for a few hrs. But whatevs, bring on the marraige proposals!

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February 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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Laneway Part 1 : !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Beach House & Foals

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Gearing up for Laneway this Sat!

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Beach House


So excited (: (:

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January 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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