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o brother

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Hi all! As you can see, I am slowly easing myself into a more regular blogging schedule again!

Thought I’d post this photo up because it makes me laugh and is quintessentially Najib, which is my brother’s name. He likes to come into my room and ask me to take outfit photos, or sometimes he shows me his latest purchase or asks me if his shoes match his outfit. Yep, that’s my brother for you! This time he came into my room and made me clean up the sofa area so that he could take this photo, haha! But I do love him though! He recently came back from Hawaii (for a school trip) and came back with a vintage Hawaiian poster calendar for me and a keychain with “Ohana” or “family” (if you watched Lilo & Stitch, you’d know) on it for the whole family. Sweet eh? If you’re thinking “Awww, that’s sweet that you’re so close to your brother”, well you’d be right, but it wasn’t always like this. We grew up fighting a lot, and I think I even *hated* him at one point in time, but I guess as we grew older we started to band together, especially when my parents got divorced and also when we helped each other keep secrets from our parents (haha). So yes, I have a lot of love for him, although sometimes I do wonder how it’d be like if I had an older sister!

How about you guys? Are you close to your siblings, or not? Or do you have a special relationship with them? I’d love to know!

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November 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

she’s in fashion

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I’ve gone and lost my blogging mojo. I don’t know how or why, but I did and it’s been quite a downer. Do you get one of those days? I’m hoping to get myself out of it, hence this post. I’d appreciate some words of advice if you have any.

Enjoy the photos, these were from the Topshop Style Scout finals back in May where my friend Liyana was one of the finalists, it was truly a lovely night out!


Cross your fingers that I’ll be inspired to blog more! Need to get myself out of this slump, pronto!

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June 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

line up and put your finger on your lips

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I tagged along with my friend Liyana’s mini photoshoot, luckily I was dressed more happening that day, hehe.

Sometimes I almost forget that we’ve known each other since we were eight. We were good friends in primary school and used to play together in the same group after school almost every day! I don’t even remember studying. Instead, I remember all the days of block catching, re-enacting Sweet Valley High scenes, playing our own version of Pyramid Game and even going for ECAs together (netball, malay dance, I’m sure there were many more as it was cool to be in many ECAs back then)!

Sometimes it’s funny to think how we’ve all turned out. Me and Liy lost touch after primary six, but by some funny turn of events we all started to hang out with one another when we turned 19 or so. You know you’re good friends when the friendship just continues from where it left off.

Do check out Liy’s blog for more of the shots from this shoot. I really need to work on the posing though.

Ooh happy vesak day tomorrow guys!

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May 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

good better vest

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Broke out the killer heels yesterday for Emily of Emerald Hill, which proved to be rather treacherous but oh so worth it, in the sartorial sense. The shoes I mean, not the play which was really amazing! This year I’m taking my love for shoes to new heights (see what I did there?), though I do wonder when they will invent a shoe that is not only high but comfy. Is that too much to ask for, Shoe God? And while I’m at it, why didn’t you give me nice dainty feet that don’t pinch in closed-toe heels and why instead did you curse me with an odd misshapen baby toe? Is there a podiatrist in the house? 😛

Anyway, have not done an outfit post for ages and suddenly it seemed a bit corny to pose for one. Erfen helped a lot though with on hindsight-funny directions like: “Look at the lift like as if there’s someone coming” or “Look at my elbow” or “Sit down” and me going: “But I’m sitting in the drain!”

Happy weekend all!

Shirt: Dear Sophea

Vest: Gifted by liy

Jeans: Uniqlo

Heels: Charles & Keith

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March 13, 2011 at 12:37 am

cats are nature’s alarm clocks

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Hey all, how’s February been going for you?

I’m loving it so far because I’ve started running regularly again to train for this, am incorporating green smoothies into my diet and I’m rehearsing like mad for my upcoming play, which I’ll blog about soon.

Have been up and about these past week, more so than usual. Even going to Orchard is a major event for me because I usually can’t be bothered to travel all the way to town. City Hall is usually the extent of my comfort zone, starting from my neighbourhood in the East, of course. Speaking of comfort zone, me and erfen spent a whole day in the West after catching the CSI exhibition at the Science Centre. So yeah, Jurong East, Orchard, we’re going places, baby!

On another note, I’m thrilled to finally announce that I will be writing on CozyCot on a monthly basis for the rest of the year! For February, the theme is on home decor for the new year, do give it a read if you haven’t already! (:

And now, to recent outfit shots…just because!

At Trans-cool TOKYO at SAM. I maintain that my messy hair was part of the look!

Red jeans, converse = comfort clothes. Outside the Science Centre for CSI.

Supporting the lovely Liy of Dear Sophea at Scape Park. My dress is from Dear Sophea, REPRESENT! That’s the little miss shopkeeper herself! Ain’t she cute?

On a separate note, my friend Ilyana of Teanoir is holding a great giveaway on her blog, and I just love the entries she’s getting, people are leaving really awesome comments! Do check it out here.

With that, I bid you good morrow (and give you a virtual curtsy)!

 

 

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February 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

the beauty of the undercut is the ability for it to stay hidden, till it is not.

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UNDERCUTTTTTT.

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January 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

maybe if I lie down real still, you’d walk all over me

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Despite the emo-ish title, this is a happy post! And somewhat related to the previous one too.

First outfit post of the year, this was what I wore to Art Stage Singapore. I guess you could say that I was feeling artsy hehe.

Top: Dotti

Pants: Bysi

Cardigan: Uniqlo

Shoes : Topshop

Photos courtesy of the beautiful Liy.

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January 21, 2011 at 12:52 am