Monthly Archives: November 2014

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This is a Foodie Fridays - TGIF! It's time to get fat on Fridays! entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about this Singapore Food themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

Am taking a break from all of the food reviews and decided to share some photos instead. Food reviews to resume next week!

As some of you guys may know, I'm a huge fan of rainbows. Well, to be exact, anything colourful. Especially rainbows.

So while paktoring with Skai aka c(hubby) recently, we visited MEDZ which has had quite a number of bloggers raving over it's rainbow cake.

So we decided to try it.

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It's definitely a very pretty, instagramable cake. But tastewise, I guess one thing good is that it's not dry? But I still prefer my richer cakes.

That being said, I will still return to MEDZ for their Rainbow Cakes. Happy pretty food makes me happy! Do you know of any places with beautiful rainbow cakes in Singapore?

Do share! I'll love to check it out!

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This is a Womanly Wednesdays - Beauty and hiaoness entry under my themed blogposts! For more info about this Singapore Lifestyle Blog themed posts, do read the entry here.

I've been a red head since September. I loved dyeing my hair red! The only downside with red is that it'll fade. It's guaranteed to fade, it's just a matter of when.

The great thing is that I get 4 different hair colours in 6 weeks just from one dye job 😡

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Tadah! From Chilli Red to Pinkish to Brownish with pinkish red streaks and light brown finally!

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Last month, my hair colour faded to this brown (which is pretty much the normal brown I used to have prior to my redhead days)

Visited Caely again in October and touched up my hair! Back to my Chilli Red hair colour!

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Then came Fidel's wedding, I figured that Chilli Red hair might be a tad too eye catching, especially that I'm one of Fidel's bridesmaid. Too outstanding lah.

So I visited Caely and asked for her opinion. I really liked red but chilli red was really way too outstanding. Caely thought about it and voila. She gave me this.

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Red violet!

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A marriage of two lovely colours! It isn't as outstanding as the Chilli Red previously but it wasn't as dull as brown hair. (Not that I dislike brown, infact I'm going to dye brown for 2015 because one of my lucky colours for 2015 is brown. Yes, I'm cheena that way)

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With the lovely bride. You can see the purplish tinge here! It isn't too eye-catching but it definitely is something different. And I like it!

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With my #mysterymakan girls!

Skai aka c(hubby) actually loves Chilli Red while it seems that Red Violet is more popular amongst my friends in this little question I asked on my Instagram yesterday.

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Which do you prefer? Do comment! Chilli Red or Red Violet!

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Caely also trimmed my bob. I've been meaning to grow out my bob but I keep cutting shorter and shorter!

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Was looking at my hair journey since this year. Shorter and shorter! Short hair is really addictive!

Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her!

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I've also gotten for myself this Matrix Biolage Colour Shampoo and Conditioner combo. Usually priced at $66, it's now retailing at $49! While stocks last!

Also, do check out my Shunji Matsuo 313 hair journey here:

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This is a Monday's Musings - Random thoughts, feelings and musings by Yours Truly entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here

I think most of my Monday's Musings entries comes from real life experiences. When irked, amused, I think it makes good content for Monday's boliaoness posts. These are all true experiences where I faced during dating then engagement till marriage life.

Before Marriage.

1. When are you guys getting married ah?

I'm sure many of you guys face this question, especially during Chinese New Year. If your partner has yet to propose, this will be an extremely awkward moment. I myself have made this mistake many times. Oops.

2. Have you applied for a BTO?

There's a saying that there is no romance in Singapore. Nowadays couples apply for a BTO before getting engaged. Declaring that you have applied for a BTO is as good as saying "Yes, we're getting married." I remember reading this on a t-shirt "Would you BTO me?" Hurhur.

After the proposal.

3. How big is the ring? How much did he spent on it?

Seriously, I had this question posed to me. Why are you comparing my ring? It feels like that person just wanted to 1-up us. Bo liao. Compete for what? Wanna compete if your balls bigger than my husband's?

When planning for your wedding dinner.

I've written about this before in my wedding pet peeves but I'll summarise and add it in here too!

4. How much is per table ah?

WTF. You do not ask a couple that. It's like a loaded question. Give whatever you wanna give la. And can't you Google? Please don't tell me you wanna know cos you wanna gauge how much to give for the angbao. KNN!

5. Can I bring a +1? 

If I answered no and you persist on bringing a +1, then why bother asking me? You "forgot" ah? You good.

After the wedding dinner.

6. How much was the wedding ah? How much did you lose?

I find this extremely irritating. If you are not looking at the extent of what I did for my wedding then it shouldn't affect you. I don't know some people (mainly the unmarried ones) thinks that wedding = profits. Honey, that's the wrong mindset. And seriously, some people are so el cheapo. Don't do wedding dinner lah if you have that kind of mindset!

7. When are you gonna have kids?

How about, when are you gonna shut the mother father up? I wrote about this in my last Monday's Musings post.

8. Why bother having a wedding dinner?

Because we have our reasons and it's a choice? Showing disdain over our choice of having a traditional banquet is silly. Not everyone is like you. We don't show disdain over your choice of partners, do we? Personally, yes, a traditional banquet would have never crossed my mind in the first place, but I loved planning for it and I loved how it turned out. I don't regret at all having a wedding dinner and it was a great experience for me. It's not my fault if you didn't enjoy planning yours. If you choose to elope or have a BBQ for your wedding, by all means. That ain't our style.

9. Why "this", Why "that"?

For example, why the choice of your BTO's location, Punggol so mother father far! Why Punggol? Why you choose to host your ROM there? Singapore Flyer so ex! Why did you have 47 tables for your wedding? Why Orchard Hotel? why the venue? Why did you have a candy table? Why did you have a Photo Booth? why the setting of your engagement ring? Why a half infinity ring for your wedding band? Why your ring don't match with Skai? Why are you going to Maldives? Not ex meh? Why do you go for Singapore staycations often? How much do you spend a year on staycations? Why did you buy a Chanel bag? Not expensive meh? Why did you choose that design for your MCM bag? How much was it? why why why mother father why why why?! Because we like it lah. Can? Wah lao eh. Lao niang buay tahan lah!

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These are some of the irritating things that people have asked Skai aka c(hubby) and I. SO DAMN IRRITATING!!!!!!!!! What have you faced personally? Do comment in this entry! Also, what other things you've heard that you think should be on this list? Please feel free to comment!

Do check out my other Monday's Musings blog posts here:

Well, this is my Monday's Musings entry. Sorry for the long wall of text! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this Things That Couples Hate To Hear musing piece from me! Are there any other topics that you'll like to hear from me? Do comment and I'll muse about that ;)

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Who says Dating in Singapore is boring?!

This is a Sundate - #nadskai at it's best entry. #Sundate entries covers the various paktoring experiences between nadnut and Skai. Just because we're married does not mean that romance is dead! We aim to try out new experiences, cafes, hobbies etc! 

For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

Skai and I was invited by the kind folks of Spa Detour  for a couple massage. I had actually wanted to host a mystery makan + activity with the girls there but our scheduled all clashed :(

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So I decided to go for a couple spa session instead! Plus I've been suffering from very bad backaches recently and I needed a massage like pronto!

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Spa Detour is actually by the same folks from Duck and Hippo! I spoke to the manager in charge that day and he mentioned that Spa Detour was conceived to offer a place for a great break from the busy hustles of life. Basically, a hideout, a breakaway where there isn't any hard selling of scary packages.

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Here are some pictures of Spa Detour! They are a themed spa with very interesting decor!

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Personally I really liked the whole look of the place! As I'm currently researching about the various themes and styles for my upcoming BTO (an entry will be up on that soon!), I've been bio-ing places with Modern Industrial styles!

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They offer various services like a fish spa, sleep spa, full body massages, foot reflexology, facials, neck and shoulder massages, manicures and pedicures in a screening room!

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We absolutely adore the whole look of Spa Detour!

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We were ushered into the Rainforest room which was a couple room. I had booked the Deep Scrub and Aromatherapy Massage for both of us.

More info on both services:

Deep Scrub, 30 mins for $73

Scrub your way to smoother skin with our scrubs infused with lavender essential oils. Choose from the cream based scrub for gentle exfoliation, or a mineral salt scrub should you desire for something stronger. Body scrubs help to remove the dead skin layer and expose youthful looking skin. Use a scrub to remove skin that turned rough and dull due to pollution or sun exposure and feel fresh and rejuvenated again. Lavender is an excellent soothing agent, making it the favored choice of scrub for those suffering from stress, tension and anxiety.

Aromatherapy Massage, 60 mins for $127
Ideal for a time-out relaxation after a long day of whatever it is that you do. Carefully blended essential oil of bergamot and lavender is applied in long sweeping strokes to warm the skin. Expect deeper massage, rolling and squeezing of the skin and underlying muscles to lull you into a relaxing state.

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We were in extreme bliss. Skai enjoyed it so much that he had wanted to extend the massage! Unfortunately we had booked a movie after that and couldn't do so :(

After the massage and scrub, we chilled out at the cafe area.

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Spa detour - nadnut.comWe ordered a slice of cheesecake and chocolate cake. A real pleasant area to enjoy some light snacks!

Overall, we had an extremely great experience and would be back really soon for another massage! I think they'll be very suitable for Bridal Spa parties, Couple Massages, Birthday parties, Hen's nights and Pampering sessions for Mother - Daughter day out!

If you'll like to check out Spa Detour, here are the details!

Address:
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall (near Tower 3), #03-340, Singapore 069901.

Operating Hours:
11am – 9pm daily

Reservations:
6733-8687

Website:
www.detour.com.sg

They are offering a 1 for 1 promo currently! All you'll have to do is quote B141!

Spa detour - nadnut.comDo take note that while I was invited to experience their services, I was not obligated to even review them. This isn't an advertorial. Opinions are of my own.

#nadskai are  looking at doing more stuff as a couple together. I think it's really fun and different! Also helps us grow and understand each other more! If you do know of other fun activities, do comment here! After all, I don't believe Dating in Singapore is boring! 

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This is a Caturdays! - Pictures of cats entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the Cat themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

I shared this via my Facebook page recently. Found it so hilarious and so true!

I bought plenty of toys for Miu Miu before but he seems to prefer others. For example, I danged this leopard print wand that I bought from Pet Lovers Centre.

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But a plastic bag? He goes crazy. He goes so crazy that I couldn't even get a proper shot of him.

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Miu Miu is having fun with the plastic bags.

Do any of your pets behave that way too? Do comment!

Here are my other Caturdays posts:

For more pictures of Miu Miu, do check out his Facebook page. There will be daily pics of Miu <3

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