Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday Thought : Why I Live For Lounging Around

It seems everyone is all about the fast paced life. I feel like everyone thinks that many,many things just have to get done in the smallest amount of time possible, everyone has to "life life to the fullest", jet setting everywhere and just never stop going.  It's this mentality that's ingrained in social media it seems, and sometimes that makes me feel guilty and and makes me feel like I'm not doing anything in my life. Especially when I'm just lying around in bed doing absolutely nothing. I scroll through my feed and see people posting some stuff about  what they're doing in their daily lives and at work. I see bloggers posing in front of the Eiffel Tower in fabulous outfits and jet setting all over the world, super fit people busting their asses out in the gym,  other people eating in picturesque restaurants and generally just doing so many things that I cannot keep up with. And hashtagging things like #neverstop , #keepongoing, #workworkwork etc... And that's why I keep thinking that everyone is advocating this so called "fast paced, inspirational, motivational, successful" kind of life peg. And there is nothing wrong with that. I mean if your life  really is about traveling a lot and living the fullest types of days everyday then whatever. It's just that for me, well I'm going to go right ahead and say it out loud : I totally LIVE for lounging around. Lying around in bed and doing nothing for hours? Reclining myself in an outdoor chair by the pool and just shutting my eyes and doing basically nada - that's meeee. And it's not even for like an hour a day, once-a-month-when-I-need-a-break-kind-of-thing. It's sometimes like a few hours a day like, almost everyday. Haha. Now, I am not saying I live the lazy and slothful life and do nothing. Hello I love travelling just as much as anybody and I have my own business and lot's of other side projects. I get stuff done (most of the time ;p)  but it's just that I feel like I do a lot more recharging than most people.I  feel like I can relate to memes more from Instagram accounts like Wheredidmyvodkago and Betches and Girlwithnojob  than to those Instagram accounts that have inspirational and motivational quotes. Yes I know it may sound bad and may paint me as a shallow person but I think it's way more shallow for a person to keep talking about "positivity" and "motivation" and whatever "good vibes" they put out there but be kind of fake about it in real life. I also think it is more genuine that I'm admitting that I love being lazy than to put out in my Instagram account about my "fabulous" life and all the fabulous activities I'm doing when in reality, in that exact moment I'm probably spending more time deciding what filter to use on the post than to soak in on the moment. Not trying to hit out at any specific people okay but c'mon you guys should know what it means and know what I'm talking about. The "fabulous" and "goals" type of lives you see online are all not really real. Or they're real but whoever is living it is not really living IN it. He/she is not present in the moment. Because that person is probably busy tapping away at their phones. They would rather post a photo of the cute camel passing by the pyramids of Giza than actually LOOKING at the fantastic and historical scenery around. They are probably not even bothering to discover what the story of the place is about, they're too busy getting the perfect photo that will get the most likes. So that's why I prefer to have a fabulous REAL time lounging around and doing nothing GENUINELY than living a so called fast paced jet-setting life and living it just for the sake of some Instagram posts and pictures. And so, that's why I live for lounging around. Actually, I live for sincerity and genuineness so maybe that's what this whole post's point is REALLY all about. What do you guys think???

Monday, March 13, 2017

Special Dresses for Special occasions.

It's been awhile since I've been to a formal event. There was one year where I went to 7 weddings and I remember scrambling around to find some really nice dresses. Now I know that I could have repeated dresses a few times but four out of those seven weddings were all from the same group of friends! So I couldn't wear the same thing over and over again! There are a lot of great sites out there that offer special occasion looks from wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and even prom dresses. Now I don't do prom - I'm way too over aged for that but there are actually some prom dress styles out there that look nice for formal events that you might have coming up. Even some bridesmaid dresses would look great for that wedding you've been invited to or for a work gala or something. Check out my favorite picks below!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Summer Fun With Inflatables

It's almost summer! What could be more fun than holding an outdoor party with some cool inflatables? Now I know you're all probably thinking that playing with inflatables is such a "kiddy" thing to do but I personally think that adults can enjoy it as well. Some of these inflatables are the huge types that you can  put in your backyard or by the pool. Inflatables like slides, balls you can walk inside in, assorted shapes and sizes (think swans, crocodiles and Popsicle shaped ones) that you can throw in your pool and some ones you can bring to the beach for some water games!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Pretty Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

The other night while having dinner with the girls we started talking with a good friend of ours who is engaged to be married. Her wedding is coming up in a few months  and it got me inspired and also into thinking about what I was going to wear, and most especially also about Bridesmaid dresses. While I am not getting married soon, I definitely have some ideas on what I might want to let my friends wear on my big day. 

I hope you can get inspiration from this post! I've taken my pick of bridesmaid dresses and categorized into three styles that caught my fancy : Lace Bridesmaid Dresses, Short Bridesmaid dresses and Long Bridesmaid Dresses. Check out my picks below and let me know which ones are your favorites!

Who says lace should be limited to just the bride? These bridesmaid dresses have enough lace accents to make anyone wearing it look gorgeous but at the same time, not too over the top that they steal the bride's thunder.

Pink Bridesmaid Lace dresss

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Current Beauty Favorites

current beauty favorites

I really like make-up and beauty products. I'm not a complete junkie although there might have been a time in my life where I would hoard and buy products just because I liked the packaging or because I heard exciting reviews on them from friends - even if I didn't need them. Lately though I've noticed that the past few months I've been going back to the same products in my arsenal over and over again and I've realized that I should just stick to those products that I really like and can't stop wearing. I don't think I buy make-up often enough to make this a monthly thing but I will write posts like these from time to time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Grilled Cheese Diaries : Celery and Cheese

I can't believe that it took trying a really delicious Celery Cream and Cheese pasta at an Italian restaurant in Singapore to make me realize that Celery and Cheese actually taste amazing together. It's like only just realizing how these two such common ingredients are so meant to be together. And I can't believe it took me this long to try the combination on a Grilled Cheese Recipe.

Grilled Cheese Recipe Ideas Celery and Cheese

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Top Swimsuit Picks for the Summer


It's definitely summer here and the heat could not be more intense and humid. Everyday is a perfect day for the beach, and I wish I could do that instead of waiting for weekends. Nevertheless, I  can look (and shop!) for swimsuits any day of the week and I've found several really cute ones that I think are so perfect or the summer's planned beach outings. Check them all out after the jump!