✖ Sanrio notebook
✖ Moleskine Planner
✖ Colourful pens – I don’t even know why
✖ Brolly. Essential considering how much it has been raining lately!
✖ Makeup pouch with tons of lipsticks and lipglosses and blushes.
✖ Classic Literature. I like to be prepared, don’t judge!
✖ Hair pins, change, keys, random useless business card and an oyster card
✖ Audio Technica Headphones
Monthly Archives: June 2010
I’ve never been known to eat like a lady.
I’ve resorted to dressing down in tank tops and shorts because the weather has been really hot that few days. I really can’t be bothered with layering anymore – all I want is to cool off!
And yes I’ve succumbed to the boater hat trend! I wished it looked as cute on me as they do on the Japanese girls I’ve blogged about here – How do they make it stay on anyway? Mine had the tendency to take flight at the slightest hint of a breeze.
That is indeed a band-aid you see on my ankles. The shoes were somehow rubbing against me the wrong way!
Black Outfit Breakdown:
- Hat: Far East Plaza
- Camisole (worn under tank top): Cotton On
- Tank top: H&M
- Shirt: Primark
- Shorts: Hong Kong
- Shoes: Forever 21
I am a CLONE~!!!! *ashamed*
It is I who have succumbed to the temptation of white cotton maxi dresses after being bombarded with pictures of a street full of Japanese wearing them. I am indeed talking about the Summer Trends we’ve previously blogged about.
I bought this dress while shopping with Dawn in Bugis Village, one of the local haunts for really cheap clothes. There is this little shop called Cherie, which sells clothes reminding us of this Japanese brand called Liz Lisa. They are responsible for a lot of the Gyaru trends you see in Japan.
And here you see the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag which hasn’t seen the light of the day for at least a year. It looks like the perfect summer bag to pair with this dress. Have I mentioned that the dress is so light and airy which makes it perfect for Singapore’s perpetually hot and humid climate?
And god knows how long I’ve wanted a white maxi dress after seeing Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet. Claire Danes looks absolutely angelic in that white Dolce & Gabbana dress during the masquerade. I simply love designer collaborations in movies. I really loved Jean-Paul Gaultier’s work for 5th Element as well.
- White Maxi Dress: Cherie (Bugis Village)
- Shoes: Esperanza
- Bag: Louis Vuitton
Any particular character in a movie that you would love to dress up as? I really love the outfits in Marie Antoinette too but they’re so impractical for daily wear.
As promised, I have returned with pictures of 2 of our favorite shops we stumbled upon the other day while shopping in Haji Lane.
To the untrained eye, Haji Lane is this nondescript little street hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it is filled with much hidden treasures and interesting finds. Do not expect clothes for pretty princesses, we’re talking about clothes akin to a cat’s love for rolling on the pavement and taking in all the grime of the world (yes, I do reference that to Dawn’s cat in case you’re wondering).
First up is Wonderwool~!! Who could resist such a cute name?
Wonderwool offers both new and pre-loved clothes and offers the option for you to bring your lightly worn or new pieces to the store to exchange for store credits. A perfect way to recycle clothes (while getting new ones!!) without actually spending money.
Today we are talking about something serious and relevant to everyone.
Last week, we were invited to a special bloggers engagement workshop by Power over Cervical Cancer (POCC for short) to spread knowledge and insight into cervical cancer particularly in the Singaporean context. Just about the most of the top female bloggers were there that night.
I was just recalling what one of the speakers, Karen Tan said about cancer (She’s the lovely lady in fuschia maxi dress on the far right). You can hear her stand on Cervical Cancer here. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t affect you based on your skin colour, how rich or poor you are or even how old you are. So if you think that cancer won’t affect you or your loved ones, think again.
Here are some hard facts about Cervical Cancer:
- Cervical cancer refers to cancer originating from the cervix, which is the lower part of the womb (uterus).
- It is the 6th most common cancer amongst women in Singapore.
- It’s caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
- It can take anytime from 10-20 years to develop but before that, pre-cancer cells develop and CAN be detected by a Pap smear.
- Lifestyle habits like smoking can increase the possibility of you contracting cervical cancer up to 10 times!!!
- Cervical cancer can be treated if detected early.
You can find out more information about Cervical Cancer by visiting www.pocc.sg
Most people are embarrassed about going for Pap smears as it involves showing your girly bits to a gynecologist, and also Cervical cancer isn’t like STD, just because you’ve been with the same partner doesn’t mean you’re not at the risk of cervical cancer. It’s as simple as contracting a flu virus, the difference is, even when you are affected by HPV virus, you will feel fine. That is until 10-20 years later when it goes into full-blown cancer.
What can you do about it?
Singapore is supposed to be a well-developed metropolitan city with healthcare that is readily available. Pap smears are available at the local polyclinics and the procedure takes less than 10mins. Yet, it is amazing how a cancer that can be prevented still remains to be the top 6 cancer that affects women in Singapore. And prevention is as easy as a vaccination jab! Just like a vaccination that you may take for flu. Most doctors provide this a HPV vaccine that protects against certain strains of vaccine that causes Cervical Cancer.
Start with yourself, go for Pap smears every 1-3years and protect yourself with a Cervical Cancer vaccination. Consult your family doctor on getting vaccinated against Cervical Cancer or you may go to www.pocc.sg to check out a list of doctors that provide this.
Bring a female friend/family member along. Because they are important people in your life and you care about their well-being.
Remember to go for your Pap smears and I know there are non-Singaporeans out there, remember to go for your Pap smears and vaccinate!