Friday, July 29, 2011

10 Things I ♥

I was tagged by Lippi and to narrow down all the things I love into 10 points is no small feat, because I do enjoy a lot of things- but here are my top LOVES in no particular order ♥.

1. SHOES! ♥
circa 2008 in Melbourne
I go a little weak in the knees whenever I walk past a Shoe shop on SALE. Cheap, expensive, heels, flats.. they all appeal to me. Super high were my favourite in the past, but these days I stick to platforms and moderate heels.

Taiwan streets
Every year I try to do a bit of travelling (with great company of course!)- it doesn't have to be somewhere exotic or foreign. I just love soaking up the culture, food, people, lifestyle and everything my destination offers. It is interesting to see how in different parts of the world and country, things are done differently than where I live. I would want to try everything once but I am not very open to (unusual) local delicacies- I generally won't do insects, testicles, brains or eyeballs. Other meat/body parts I think I can handle.

Never ceases to amaze me, the things we are able to do today compared to 10 years ago. I can communicate with my sister who is an 8-hr plane ride away for FREE. Voice, messages, videos, games before we sleep. It's like she never left home. I can get shopping advice from Jargs/request to see Melbieco even late at night. Browsing the Internet and shopping is even possible via a mobile phone these days! Totally unheard of back in 2001! 

4. CHANEL! ♥
Mine someday (:
I probably sound materialistic, but I really do love Chanel, the brand, for both beauty and fashion. Bags, makeup, fragrance, nail polish, earrings and necklaces. I spent a small fortune on these things even before I started earning my own money (I saved up from my monthly allowance), I consider bags and accessories from this brand an investment- they will last me for many years to come.

*pic not mine*
When I own my first home, I would most definitely want a bathtub to go with. I find it so relaxing and for that 20 mins I only focus on how the water temperature feels, the tension melting away.. bliss!

I enjoy being behind the lens as much as being in front. Moments are really hard to capture but when I manage to get that one perfect/imperfect shot, its gold. These pictures tell a story and each time I look at it, the memory plays back like a tape. I can feel the laughter, scent, and emotion when that particular shot was taken. The same goes for great shots by other people- sometimes you can just feel what the subject/photographer is trying to photograph.

My current makeup/skincare drawer of new products
When I just came home 2 yrs ago *read*
No explanation necessary.

*pic not mine*
Little balls of fur! Dogs are the cutest when they are puppies because they do the silliest things. They walk clumsily, have no coordination with their paws and playthings, they eat so enthusiastically, soft paws, they are just cute! *snuggles* So amusing to watch them play on their own.

Bourke Street
Shira Nui, Melbourne
I have never been to a more well-planned and convenient city, everything you would need is within your fingertips. Public transportation is readily available and most tram lines run past your doorstep (if you live in the city). The food is excellent, because they have so many different nationalities which migrated there, you can find authentic Japanese, Korean, Greek, Italian, French, Thai.. the list goes on. They have beautiful parks and old buildings within the city and shopping is great too.

10. FOIE GRAS! ♥
This is the last on my list but it doesn't mean anything- I really enjoy foie gras, duck and goose. The texture, the taste, oh I can't even describe it. It is so rich, but not disgustingly so. Most people think that it is cruel to force feed an animal to fatten it up, but did you know that ducks and geese have no gag reflex nor do they feel any pain during the process? It is no different from rearing chickens in coops or injecting cows with rGBH for their milk.

Those are my top 10s, and I am now tagging Jagi, BabySen & JagiBOY.

Note: I purposely left out friends and family from my list, but it doesn't mean I don't love them! :D

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I only intended to pick up the Avene Cleanance K moisturizer but I got stuck at the Liese section looking longingly at the Chiffon Beige dyes. The B-liv masks (only MYR 5) were screaming to be picked up at the cashier counter and after resisting the Skinlite cucumber pads for many months I finally caved in. They were on Sale too (MYR 8 I think?). I do use face mists and this Caudalie Grape Water spray looked so lonely sitting by itself on the shelf (last bottle) plus it was cheaper than Avene so I grabbed it too.

Staff purchase week ends tomorrow and I cant believe it slipped my mind. Am thinking of a Shu Uemura cleansing oil, maybe a day moisturizer, or a Chanel lippie?

Must. Resist. Temptation!

...sent from iPhone

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New & Old..

NEW: I did quite a bit of damage in the past week- I'm waiting for my ASOS parcel to arrive, my GMarket mini-haul (which is being shipped to my sister in Melb) and I now have an item on "lay-by" HAHA. *looks at Jagi*. Most of them are investment pieces which I can picture myself wearing 10 years down the road so I'm feeling less guilty about my purchases.

Recent ZARA purchases include a skirt which I lusted over back in February.
Two-tone silk top 
Seamed skirt, but in the colour above 

OLD: Tatty and worn out, but they served me well..

The last time I bought shoes was back in May (on Holidays) so this is a MAJOR improvement, I used to buy shoes almost every week. I have close to 10 pairs which are brand new and untouched, and no I am not exaggerating.

I have a weakness when it comes to shoes- my rationale is that, I might grow out of my clothes but I'm always a constant size when it comes to shoes (and bags).

After throwing those 4 out, I treated myself to a brand new pair..
Ciara from Wittner
They look similar to a certain pair from Miu Miu, but only cost a fraction of the price.. plus they are on sale too!  Buy here 

No more (major) shopping till December! I hope :/

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Taiwan 2011 Re-cap ♥

This post is going to be picture heavy!

I want to post my Melbourne May 2011 pictures so badly but I have to first do a re-cap on my visit to Taiwan earlier this year. Oh yes if you have been wondering what happened to Project365- I got so backed up with loading pictures that I just gave up on it. I want to complete a whole year but I guess I will start again in 2012.

Alright, here are the highlights of my trip in chronological order:
Keelung Night Market
Oyster Mee sua (noodles- a local delicacy)
Taiwanese sausages are the BEST!
Hello Kitty everywhere..
Jiu Fen
Taiwanese mochi are pretty yummy too
7 Eleven. Heaven.
Mimi of Henry & Friends
Awesome bathtub
♥  Watsons
Flying Cow Ranch
My favourite picture
Milk hotpot on the ranch
Sun Moon Lake
Tea eggs. Scrumptious.
Wen Wu Temple
Absolutely delicious.
Delicious food daily.
Five Dime Restaurant. Must-see.
Xi Men Ding
Mister Donut. MUST HAVE!
If you are only able to fit one in, I recommend the Original. *YUM*
Taipei 101
Taipei International Flora Expo
Hello Kitty Cafe. Full review here
Wu Fen Pu. Shopping heaven.
In-flight shopping.
And that wraps up my Taiwan 2011 family vacation! The people were friendly, well-dressed.. the food was great, the Watsons, Cosmed, 7 Eleven carried so many products ♥  .  I can't wait to visit again!

Melbourne pictures to come soon!