Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Australia 2015: Tasmania - Airport attire.

These photos were taken right after we checked into our Airbnb over at Lenah Valley, Hobart with rows of houses lined up along the area and a lovely view of mountain tops in the background. 

For flights, I usually pick an outfit that's comfortable - especially if it's gonna be a really long plane ride! Jeans, culottes or 3/4 pants would usually be my first choice, coupled with a loose fitting top which allows me to take a nap on the plane in comfort. If you prefer something more girly, I think a casual dress would be cosy as well! I usually do without make up on a flight as well - just some lip balm to prevent cracked lips (: 

Outfit details:
Top: AforArcade's Homies Baseball Top
Jeans: (worn-to-death) Ellysage
Sneakers: Superga
Bag: Lacoste

Love, Jo 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Australia 2015: Hobart, Tasmania - the first.

Finally, it's December and my (new) favourite month of the year because its the holidays!
*throws confetti* 

Gonna be updating more regularly with posts from my recent trip to Tasmania and Melbourne with outfit posts, food places and sightseeing spots Tzu and I headed to. It's the first trip we've taken together that requires driving, road trips + domestic/connecting flights so we were a little nervous about how it was gonna pan out. 

We left on a midnight flight, and arrived in Melbourne later in the morning at about 11 am and the first thing we did was to get a local SIM card from the Melbourne airport after touching down - and we got ours at this telco called Optus. They were having a promotion - $10 each in total for our 12 days trip with coverage of 500 MB a day!

I think having data is really important especially if you're driving around because you can double check with locations with the use of Google maps and even find out information such as recommendations for food etc.

Tzu was rather unlucky as the SIM card wouldn't work for his iPhone somehow (it was locked or smth??) and he also lost his M1 card while we were checking into the domestic terminal. But, thank goodness Whatsapp still worked for his phone when he tapped onto my data via hotspot - so that's what we did throughout the entire trip - share data!

We had a quick lunch at a fast food joint inside the domestic terminal. And we were quite 'suaku' when it came to boarding the domestic flight because....

You get to walk out on the runway area from the gate to board the airplane!!!! (hahaha). We were like "wowwwwww" lol.

Anw, the domestic flight from Melbourne to Hobart is about 1 hour and 15 minutes - really fast! And we picked up our car from Budget and headed off to our Airbnb!

Just something about car rental in Tasmania is that, not all car rental companies allow their vehicles to go over to Bruny island - which we wanted to head to from Hobart, So do make sure to double check on this. (Budget is okay with Bruny island!)

We loved the house! It was really big and our host was really kind to gift us with food products such as milk, strawberries and bacon (there's more), and she also provided lots of information about Tasmania on her bookshelves etc too (:

To end off the day, we basically just headed out to the supermarket nearby (about a 3-5 min drive away) to get some groceries for dinner before turning in early to start our trip proper after the transition from Melbourne and all.

Gonna be ending here for this post - have a lovely week ahead!

Love, Jo

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Late nights.

So, its just been one of those nights where you have a ton of work waiting for you but you've chosen to procrastinate somehow and end up still being awake at 3:30 am on a weekday night.

I was inspired by the movie "我的少女時代", and hence I actually went to read through old diary entries of my secondary school days - really, really ancient stuff of 2004 till some parts on JC days/early uni days.

It's crazy how time has passed. I still vividly remember the very first day of stepping into TKG, and being late on the very first day of school because I got lost on the bus ride to school - because I stupidly alighted at VJC instead of TKGS (hahahaha).

I used to state every single detail of my day spent - it was really amusing reading how my teenager self used to write. There were the parts about friendships, teachers, Netball and family and of course on the occasional love interest/crush that occurred back then.

It's unbelievable how in a blink of an eye, I'm a full-fledged working adult, with different perspectives and thoughts from that teenager self. And now, I find myself thinking about all those experiences that I've gone through and lived. I still don't have it all together - but I'm thankful for how everyone who's come into my life - both good and bad experiences; cause they've made me into the person I am today somehow.

Thankful for every tear cried, every fight made, every victory celebrated, every friend kept, every challenge conquered, every heartache and every heartwarming moment that has ever occurred.

Love, Jo 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Reflective with Cocomi.

Hello November. 

Back with a fashion feature for Cocomi - a one-stop online store for shoppers to get watches, jewellery and sunglasses at affordable prices. They have over 200 brands of items available on site and some familiar and popular brands available includes Kenneth Cole, Daniel Wellington, Ray-Ban and even Dolce and Gabbana! 

I picked a pair of classic pilot aviators from Ray-Ban with reflective lenses and here's how I styled it. 

Went for a fuss-free and comfy choice last weekend in jeans and included the shades as an statement accessory for my outfit. I'm definitely gonna be bringing this pair along with me on my upcoming Aussie trip in about 2 weeks! 

When shopping at Cocomi, free delivery is provided as well as a 30-day return policy with safe and secure payment processes - what's not to love! Plus, Cocomi also has a one-stop service centre in Singapore for your purchases. For others who prefer to have a feel of the product before purchase, you can visit Cocomi over at Raffles City as well. 

Raffles City, #B1-K4

Thanks for reading and I'm so glad for the weekend - have a fabulous Friday ahead everybody!

Love, Jo 

Friday, 16 October 2015

About Nails: Nail Haven by Fiona.

A way overdue post but working has taken out a lot of time and energy from me and time to just sit down and even reply emails/write posts have been really scarce somehow. #adulthoodgotreal

In any case, here's a shoutout post for Nail Haven - run by Fiona (@nailhavensg on Instagram). I did nails with her for about half a year while she was still running her home salon. However, she's recently shifted to a store space over at Chinatown so yay to girls who pass around that area!

Back then, this was how her home space for nails looked like:

These shots were taken when I did the set of nails I loved - a hand painted set of oriental floral prints by her. 

I would usually get gellish nails done with her! Basically, gellish nails would last about 3-4 weeks so they are great for special occasions or for girls who are always more careless with their nails (like me hahaha). I would get nail extensions if my nails are too short too (:

Painting in progress

And here's Fiona at work!

Fiona's a really detailed manicurist, and she's always open to designs that her customers may have for her, so what I usually do was to explain to her what I want or show her a design/pattern that I want and she'll work out a colour palette for it.

And... so here's the final results for the oriental florals set:

Totally in love with how she positioned and drew the strokes out for the flower petals (: I'm always gonna amazed at how she paints and does the nail art!

Ending off my post with one last photo of another set done by her: a Christmas inspired theme.

It's unbelievable how intricate the strokes are - the snowman's definitely my favourite design there! 

If you're looking for a day of pampering and relaxation, do drop by at Nail Haven and get a manicure/pedicure done! Every girl deserves a day off once in a while (:

P.S.I think it'll also be best to make an appointment before heading down just in case it's crowded!

Nail Haven
59 A Temple Street (2nd floor)
Chinatown MRT Exit A 

With the year end holidays coming up, I hope to be able to post more frequently and get back to blogging! (: On a side note, I'm excited to be flying off in November hehe - can't wait for a good break.

Love, Jo 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

NDP: Mobile Column segment - Media preview

It's back to work for me and I'm still trying to adjust to work - hoping that I'll be able to settle into the flow of things soon! Anyway, I had the opportunity to attend the media preview of the Mobile Column segment for this year's National Day Parade a couple of Saturdays back (: 

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The Mobile Column segment is a display of the various assets from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). 

A sneak peek!

And for Singapore's Jubilee year this 2015, a total of 177 assets from the SAF, SPF and SCDF would be featured in the Mobile Column segment - which includes crowd favourites such as the Leopard 2SG Battle Tank and the Bionix II Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Furthermore, spectators would be able to see naval assets not featured in previous mobile columns as well (: It's gonna be really spectacular for this year!

We attended a briefing at the start of the media preview event and at the end of it I actually had the chance to ride in one of the army vehicles - which was incredibly cool because I've never been in one before?! Heh. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Cai Dexian, Chairman of Mobile Column Committee

In the midst of interviews

This theme for this year's Mobile Column is "Strength". It's split into 4 parts - "Giving Strength to our Nation", "Strength in Action", "Strength for Our Home" and "From Strength to Strength". It would actually be telling a story of strength, not only through the display of advanced capabilities of the SAF team and Home team but also through the real stories of the people behind these vehicles.

Through this year's Mobile Column, it would start off with paying tribute to SAF's pioneers with Col Goh Lye Choon (pictured below!) riding alongside the Mobile Column Commander at the start of it to the end message of how this strength is to be carried on by the succeeding generations of Singaporeans. 

All in all, I'm definitely excited to catch the Mobile Column segment for this year's NDP and I hope you are too! (: Here are more photos of other vehicles: 

Family bloggers and their lovely kids - they blog over at sengkangbabies heh! (:

And yes, I got to ride in a military vehicle (the Bronco) at the end of the media event!!

This is the vehicle I got a ride in

My view above

A very thrilled me hahaha

Stuck my camera out for a photo along the way

It was quite an experience being in the Bronco - I had to wear a helmet while in it and it was really really heavy hahaha. I'm really glad I got the chance to ride in one of the vehicles and have a taste of how it's like in a real army vehicle. It's really not easy to be in a confined space for long and to be dressed in uniform while in it! Kudos to all the guys who are in the army and serving the nation (or has completed service to the nation)! (: 

Gonna end off my post with a last photo:

Just had to get a shot with the battle tank - how cool is this really!!

I've always loved National Day and I'm definitely proud to call myself a Singaporean; I can't wait to catch the parade this year and celebrate National Day! (: 

Have an awesome week ahead everyone! 

Love, Jo