Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturdate x Snupped.

After half a month of hiatus, i'm finally back blogging! The short break was totally unintentionally as i was mainly busy due to work commitment and i went for a short getaway to BKK which i will blog about soon (more like a photo post than a travelogue actually , LOL) Ever since i got my iPhone, i have been really lazy to bring my compact camera out plus it's not like most of you can see the difference in quality of the photos after all the photo editing what, HAHHAHAHA Anyway, since i brought my camera out last Saturday, i had to make full use of it and take lots of photos!
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Met up with Jing Long and Fenny to sing K at Teo Heng, Katong! It's like super out of place for all of us but the karaoke rates were really cheap, we paid like only $8 each for a 3 hour session? Compared to KBox, Teo Heng is soooo much cheaper. Then again i was late that day so i decided to take a cab and no thanks to the huge jam, the cab fare was about $16. The money can be used to pay for 2 more hours of singing lor! Oh wells, no one to blame but myself. #Angry.
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All the candid photos that Jing long took of me was damn chui. I should have pose nicely and pretend to be singing. The above was the more "save-able" one after extensive Photoshop. You should have seen the original version. Then again, if i don't show you all, you all won't see it. Nah, not gonna show. Just take it that i look like that when i sing, LOLOLOLOL
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Sang till about 3pm and we took a bus to town to support Limei for the Cineleisure next online sensation finals. Anyway, my iPad Mini casing and the iPhone casing that you see above are both sponsored by Snupped! If you are looking for a unique casing/ sleeve for your devices such as laptops, tablets, phones, do checkout Snupped website as they provide customization to create your own casing! If not, you can choose designs from their range from their designer artworks!
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My iPad Mini "Spacebook" and iPhone sleeve! I really love the design on my iPad casing, it's like this pixelised town layout and there's even the Merlion on it. So uniquely Singaporean, LOL (A few commented on my instagram that the design is like the once popular - Habbo Hotel, really?) As for my iPhone case, the Ben & Jerry's photo is actually taken from my instagram! You can upload your own photo on the website and have it printed on your case, fully customizable.
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Met up with the rest at Cineleisure to support Limei. Even though she did not win top 3, her team won one of the challenges! So happy for her when she went up on stage as she really put in a lot of effort for the contest. At least she won something, LOL After the finals, we decided to hang out at Starbucks before heading to Switch by Timbre for late dinner. Switch is like our Saturday hang-out place nowadays because we love the food and live music ambiance. 我喜欢!
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#Outfit of the day. 
 Snapback cap from YMCMB
Top from agnès b 
Shorts from BKK
Varsity jacket - Unknown
Highcut shoes from H&M
Watch from G-Shock 
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The last time i ever drank Starbucks was that day. I attended this financial talk the following Sunday and they mentioned about how much we are paying for coffee compared to regular coffee and i was like, "Quite true ah..." Being a frequent Starbucks "drinker" i realised i spent quite a lot on their drinks, so i told myself to stop drinking. Yesterday i will chilling at Rochester Starbucks and almost everyone ordered a drink except for me. #determination Then again, i wonder if i can last for how long. Maybe i should just limit myself to 2 drinks a month? Less than $15 sounds ok right?
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Went over to Switch at about 9.30pm (the live band starts playing around that time) but because we are a large group, we had to wait outside for seats but it;s okay because we had a lot of random to talk about and take lots of photos!
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Jing Long's new camera - Sony RX1. If you ever wondered why some of my photos/ ootds are so nicely taken, it's because he took it for me! Some of the photos in this post are taken using his camera too! Since we were waiting out Switch that day, a few of us decided to take night OOTDs, wait. It's should be called #OOTN instead! Outfit of the night.
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So nice right! Well, it comes with a price and i probably won't pay so much for camera even though the quality of the photos is super good. Lazy people like me are lazy to bring out cameras anyway. Blame it on the iPhone! HAHAHHA
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The rest of the night was spent at Switch till the band stops at about 1.30am. Really love this place and it's one of the rare places in SG that the live band would play both english and mandarin songs.The food is not bad especially the pizza (love the duck pizza as well as the sunny side up!) Not forgetting, the awesome company, What a fulfilling Saturday ♥ 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Singapore City Race: I completed my 15km race!

If you read my 2014 resolutions blog post that i did earlier at the start of the year, you would know that my #6 resolution/ goal would be to join at least 3 runs this year and now i accomplished 1/3 of that goal because i signed up for the Nathan Singapore City Race and completed the short distance race of 15km! Was thinking whether to just go for the 5km one and clock as 1 run but the registration fee for the 5km and 15km difference is only a few dollars so i might as well go for the longer distance, LOL (the 25km and 45km one is seriously too kua zhang for me already, HAHAHHAHA)

Prior to this race, i told myself i need to prep up by going for runs at my estate area but i kept procrastinating and gave excuses such as the weather is too hazy, lol. In the end i did not even go for a single prep run. When i tell people i'm going for the 15 click run, everyone was like - "You sure a not, confirm give up one lah." Wah lau eh. All no support one. Was really excited for the race day because this race that signed up for is not the conventional one way marathon run!

Instead, we will be given a map on the day itself and we have to decide on the routing to get to the different designated checkpoints before returning to the start point eventually. The quickest route will will be about the distance you signed up for, OR even longer if you plan a longer route. Just like an Amazing Race around Singapore, but on foot :D
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Selfie in the lift while making my way to Marina Barrage, the start point. Told myself to sleep early the night before but ended up sleeping at 2am because i was watching Running Man. Had only 5 hours of sleep before making my way out :|
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Among all my lazy friends, only Joyce agreed to join this race with me. LOL Partly because the registration fee is about $48/ pax and they see no reason why one should pay to run. Quite true lah but it's also about the experience! Had no time to have breakfast together so i grab egg muffins for the both of us along my way there. WE ARE READY! :D
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While people try to bring as little things as possible for a run, i bring the most absurd things. HAHAHHAHAHA

There's a reason for everything i brought along lor. My mentality is "THIS IS AN AMAZING RACE" and for example since we have to plan our own route - portable charger because we might need to use our phone GPS to navigate, umbrella in case it rains, Markers to draw on the map etc. All sounds quite practical and logical what! (except for maybe the Pepero snack, can eat along the way, lol) I put everything into this tote bag and this 2 girls behind us exclaimed in Chinese "他这样拿,可以跑 meh?" (Translate: "He like that hold can run meh?") Not sure whether they are referring to me though...

In my mind i was like, "What you bitches want hellooooo?"

Obviously i'm not going to hand carry my tote bag and run 15 kilometer -__- On the official website they mentioned they will be giving out a drawstring bag each to all the runners so obviously i'm going to transfer everything in my tote bag into THAT drawstring bag and carry it (like a bag pack in case you have no idea what a drawstring bag is) during the run.

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Pinned on my race tag. By the way "Shutter" is the team name for me and Joyce, LOL Anyway, we have a total of 5 stations to clock for the 15km race and at each stop, we are supposed to get a sticker and paste it on my tag (:
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First time getting a Race time Shoe tag (like a time chip) which i have to secure to my shoes so that their system can record our timing accurately. Technology nowadays, so advance that i don't even know it exist. HAHHAHAHA
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Early Sunday morning at Marina Barrage. Pretty good weather for a run!
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Saw Josh at Barrage too! He joined with his group of 3 other friends. Apparently it's their 2nd year joining.
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Finally got our map and was given about 30 mins to plan our route before the race officially starts!
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Joyce and i decided to go from the furthest and slowly make our way back to the Barrage so we plan to go over to Bugis area first (Arab street - Masjib Sultan Mosque) then over to Shaw house in town. The Shaw House checkpoint was at the top level so you can see all the escalators occupied by the runners, damn epic. Thereafter Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, up Fort Canning Park, Buddha tooth relic temple at Chinatown and back. First 30 mins into the race was pretty much wasted as me and Joyce were figuring how to get out of Gardens by the Bay and going to the washroom. LOLOL #FAIL
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Found a photo taken by the official photographers at our first checkpoint where there's a water point :D
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After a few hours of walking, running and complaining, we finish clearing all the 5 checkpoints which concludes our 15km race! Really an enjoyable experience going around the city of Singapore on foot. So happy to get my first medal that i must camwhore with it like a million times. Don't understand how 15km is considered "short distance", it's like soooo far omg. The distance category is - 5km: "Mini distance", 25km: "Mid distance" and 45km: "Long distance" Oh wells, i'm a short distance finisher without a doubt. Lucky never go for 5km, "Mini"finisher like quite noob. HAHAHHAHA
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After arriving at the finishing point, there was free flow of sandwiches, ice cream, fruits, drinks and even beer! You can see everyone happily sitting in groups relaxing and chit chatting after a long run on a Sunday. Like a happy only (:
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Shall not spam all the "me-and-my-medal" camwhore photos here, just one will do! :D

Overall it was a really good experience and i'm glad i signed up for this race! 2 more runs/ race to go before i hit one of my goal for 2014! If there is this Singapore city race again next year, i would definitely join and this time, i would persuade more friends to join me in this "amazing race"! So.. what are the upcoming runs and who wants to join me?

Did i mention in this post that along the race i went into Mcdonalds to get a cup of Coke light? How about when Joyce and i saw a Gong Cha outlet with no queue so we decided to buy a cup each to drink along the way? No? Okay. LOL

Friday, March 21, 2014