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Playing catch-up

Hello friends!

It's been a quiet past week on my Dayre but I'm not going to apologise for my disappearance. Down time from social media was well needed. πŸ˜ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Sometimes when I'm constantly on social media, I become annoyed and grumpy like this cat sticker. That's when I know I need a break.

After a short hiatus, I slowly crawl back on social media like this cat sticker.

πŸ˜‚

Lately I've been thinking of changing up my breakfast routine. By ditching my coffee and bread for honey lemon water and oatmeal.

Today is my first day!

I feel instantly healthier already BUT I miss my coffee so much. 😭

I wonder how long I can keep this up for. LOLOL.

What's in my oatmeal:

Oats (duh), milk πŸ₯›, peanut butter πŸ₯œ, banana slices 🍌, dust of cinnamon, flaxseed powder and honey roasted nuts!

I cooked my oats + peanut butter + half the banana slices + cinnamon in milk over low heat until it becomes clumpy. The rest of the ingredient goes on after that!

Pretty fuss free except that you gotta do a bit of washing after.

I think I will still stick to my trusty bread on days when I'm rushing for time. 🍞

I wanna try making savoury oatmeal next!

This savoury oatmeal with garlicky greens and bacon looks SO GOOD.

But I'll take away the bacon cause I'm not a fan of bacon. πŸ₯“ And a bit too leychey to cook so many things in the morning???

Mushroom, kale and miso?? YESSSS.

But looks like a lot of effort also. Hahaha. This needs at least 30 mins in the kitchen I think. πŸ™ƒ Wanna eat but wanna complain too much work.

With roasted squash, soft boiled egg and herb oil. 😍😍😍

But also, requires a lot of effort. Maybe in future when I retire and become a housewife? LOL. πŸ˜‚

What went down last week... ⬇️

(Not active on social media but I still took pictures!!!! Hahaha.)

Last Sunday saw us at ZL's friend's wedding!

We hardly get to dress up together so I was pretty excited about it. πŸ˜‚ I wore an upcoming toga dress from TTR and it comes with a side slit (woohoo).

Was struggling between black and red and I went back and forth sooooo many times. Finally got ZL to decide and his vote went to red. So red it is!

Now you see them, now you don't. ✨

Because I was saying how there were socks all over the floor and ZL said " test your photoshop skills".

I was a little too bored at work that day so I accepted the challenge. Lolol.

Btw...... I CAVED.

I could feel a headache coming on (happens when I don't get my daily caffeine intake) so I hurried downstairs and got myself a cup of Kopi peng.

Can't live without this one. Sigh.

ZL's enthusiastic and cute friend Delise who sat at the same table offered to take a photo of us.

I hardly ask people to take photos of us cause I don't like to trouble them.. But it's awesome when people offer!!

"Can I help you guys take a photo?? You guys look sooo cute together!! I read your dayre! Can you don't mosaic his face for this photo pleaseeeee."

Hahahaha sorry @esiled for failing you, I cannot not mosaic his face. πŸ˜‚

I was actually nursing a headache that very same night (from not drinking coffee in the morning) so I was not up for socialising 100%.. But it was great meeting his uni mates. They're such a fun and nice bunch, very easy to be around them! ☺️

Last week (or was it last last week already???), we had a BBQ for the TTR team!

My life on Dayre has been quiet but my actual life has been pretty filled with activities. 😌

I can't even recall the last time I was at a BBQ. Probably JC??

Didn't even know what to wear. Was asking @jongsy "what do people wear to BBQs???"

The crazy winds made it so difficult to get the fire started.. We had to form a fort around Auds to keep the lighter lighted long enough. 😨

We were saying thank god we had Auds. Else we would have abandoned the BBQ idea and picked any restaurant there to settle our team dinner. Lolol.

LOL. There. Found a photo of our styrofoam fort. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

There's all of us looking thoroughly smoked by BBQ fumes and drenched by the rain which suddenly descended upon us the moment we finished BBQ-ing. I guess the BBQ luck 🍒 was with us, we managed to finish the food before the rain came. Haha.

It was a fun experience but I conclude that BBQs are not my kind of thing.

BUT.

I have another BBQ coming up this weekend with my weekend gang. πŸ˜‚

Oh well. As long as it doesn't rain again!!!

Mooncake vibes all around~

Received this beautiful floral tin box of mooncakes with 4 different flavours from Old Seng Choong!

This is so perfect for gifting. It comes in a sturdy and well made leather tote bag too. ☺️

There's Four Heavenly Beauties right here - Passionfruit with Martini Mint, Cranberries with Choya, Chocolate Rum and Coffee with Whisky.

Of them all, my favourite beauty is the Cranberries with Choya! 😍😍😍

What I like about them is that they aren't too cloyingly sweet. The lotus paste complements all the flavour pairings really well too!

They have mao shan wang snowskin mooncakes for durian lovers too. Not for me thoooooo. 😬

Other than snowskin mooncakes, they also have some intriguing flavours for the baked mooncakes.

I saw one with bak kwa in it.... SOUNDS REALLY CREATIVE!

You can check out their website - www.oldsengchoong.com for online orders.

Mooncake shared = calories shared.

These go really well with my Garden Tea from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. ☺️

Thanks for keeping our bellies happy during tea time at the workspace, Old Seng Choong! πŸ’•

On the topic of food...

THIS OVALTINE CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM STARBUCKS IS SO GOOD.

It has a malty chocolate taste and my favourite biscuit base!!

The only thing is, it is always sold out so quickly.

On the eve of my birthday I asked ZL for this cake and we went to 3 different outlets but they were all out of this cake. WHYYYYY. 😭😭

Last weekend we tried our luck again and found this at the second outlet we went to.

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After a disappointing visit to the first outlet, I was telling him that we should wipe this out when we finally find it.

We drove to the second outlet and he got down the car to see if this cake was available.

Lo and behold, IT WAS.

But he only bought one slice???

"Why you only buy one slice??? Never buy more!! How many were there left?"

"Left 3 slices.."

"Huhhh then just buy all 3 la!! πŸ˜‚"

"Buy 3 for what? We're only going to take one slice tonight right?"

"Yaaa but this was so difficult to hunt down! I would have bought 2 at least.. Can keep one for tomorrow!"

My logic is to buy more and "stock up" since we had to go through so much trials and tribulations to find it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But stupid ZL says "my thinking is damn fat". 🀷🏻‍♀️ #shitZLsays

I guess I tend to go all out when there are things or food I'm obsessing over. Hahaha. All or nothing okay!!

Still on food.

This Marche raclette cheese rosti damn cheat my feelings please. 😭

We've been using the Eatigo app lately and it really helps save a lot when we dine out during off peak/weird hours.

Got Marche at 50% off total bill! #smallwins also shiok. Hehe.

After that we got Starbucks at 1 for 1 + another slice of the cake above. LOLOL.

On a random weekday night, we brought xiaobai to Marina Barrage. πŸΆπŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸ»

This was her being all anxious in the car because ZL went down to get us some drinks.

Lol attached video as evidence. πŸ˜‚

And there's her looking all calm and happy once he got back. Dk is whose boyfriend. πŸ˜’ Dk is whose dog. πŸ™„

Marina Barrage is such a good place to be at night. Check out this view!! 😍 The view was coupled with a nice breeze. And the company I had with me made it a lovely night.

We brought a straw mat down with us (it was in my car boot for yearssssss finally came in handy!!) and we laid on the mat for a bit and took turns to walk xiaobai when she got fidgety.

And that's all it takes to make a perfect night for me, couldn't ask for more even if I tried. ❀️


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I really should be sleeping now, I've said my "goodnight bayyyybee" (lolol I like to annoy him with different variation of cringey nicknames) but my mind is still so active.

Figured I have lots more catching up to do so I'll keep at this for a while more before I shut my eyes for the night.

One of our genie moments - granting your wishes for Bondi Flowy Pants in White. 😌

"White finally!!" I hear many of you exclaim.

Yes, white finally! I'm happy too. My wardrobe has been yearning for a pair of good white pants for a loooooong time.

It's sold out on site together with rust and soft rose now but it'll be back soon. Backorders ηš„ back, I mean.

And yes you're right if you're thinking that you will be seeing this pair very often (AND I MEAN VERY OFTEN) in my ootds in time to come. 😬 Brace yourselves.

Soft Rose is a lighter version of Dusty Rose. I know quite a few of you have been wanting us to bring Dusty Rose back but sadly that fabric is no longer in production.

We saw Soft Rose and thought that it makes a delightful alternative!

So there you have it.

I kept Soft Rose too, cause my Dusty Rose got a big black stain right down the front. Time for a change. ✌🏻

This is a piece which I never expected myself to like! It's a cropped top which looks borders slightly on formal. Can imagine it with a pencil skirt or long pants! You can go look at our website for pairing ideas.. I think we pair it with one of the Ascend skirts too!

Yupp, still catching up so please bear with me. Hahahah. Decided to condense everything into this post because I don't want everyday's post to be damn long. πŸ˜‚

This top is unfortunately (for you, but fortunately for me πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›) sold out for out, but if you like it go join waiting list!! We're still observing to see if we can open backorders for it.

Last week, we finally went to the mall and got me my birthday gift. The one which I managed to guess a week before my birthday. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

To be fair he told me that it was never gonna be a surprise cause he needed to bring me to the optical shop to try on and see which frame I like best. Hahaha.

We got it from Sunglass Hut and it took us quite some time to decide on this.

We stood in the shop and I tried on so many frames. Aviators, rectangular frames, round frames, plain frames, tortoise shell frames ridiculous bling bling frames, normal lens, polarised lens. REALLY SO MANY.

I have concluded that having many choices is a good thing but not when it makes you crippled for choice. Lol.

My ideal pair of sunglasses, other than framing my face nicely, should also be able to "sit" on my head without sliding off whenever I tilt my head. I also wanted a pair which has brown lens and either gold or tortoise shell for the frame! Lol requirements 一倧堆.

I was deciding between a pair of D&G aviators and this pair of Tory Burch.

Decisions, decisions.

This pair made it home with me in the end because it's more comfortable when worn and I really like the half logo adorning the sides. ☺️

"You sure you really like this pair?? Don't get it just cause the other pair is more expensive and you wanna save money for me eh.."

"Wait lemme call my brother to ask about which type of lens to choose."

After painstakingly (LOL) watched me try on sooo many pairs of sunglasses while giving me opinions on whether it's a yes or no or maybe. And then he wanted to check for a new piece from another outlet cause our outlet didn't have any.

The sunglasses are pricey but his effort is priceless.

The last of my birthday celebrations with these precious friends of mine!

Actually I didn't even think that there'll be any celebration at all, it's way past my birthday so I thought we would be having our usual dinner gathering.

Out came the birthday cake (compliments from the restaurant!) after we settled the bill. "DONT SING PLEASE OMG", I exclaimed while frantically gesturing πŸ™…πŸ» with my hands once I saw the waiters gathering around the table.

But I was too late.

So they sang.

😳😳😳

The cheesecake was good tho. Hehe.

My gift from them was a picnic ready set consisting of picnic basket (which actually belongs to me LOL), a fresh loaf of bread from Cedele πŸ˜‚, some other picnic appropriate food and facial masks (prob not for picnic hahaha).

THANKS DEAR FRIENDS!!! ❀️ Now I can start planning for a real picnic. Although the bread would be mouldy by then. Hahaha.

Popped by the SNF after but we didn't really check out all the exhibits and installations. Went around SMU and National Museum and we called it a night. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Okay this is pretty. 😍 One of the installations I enjoyed!

Day 241

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017

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missgoob (avatar)

missgoob πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ HELLO VELKOM BAK

1 year ago

joycesayshello (avatar)

joycesayshello @missgoob HAHAHAHA THANKS I FEEL SO WELCOMED πŸ€—

1 year ago

twistlickdunkxz (avatar)

twistlickdunkxz Dress looks good on you!! When will it be launching?

1 year ago

ohmmagg (avatar)

ohmmagg High five! i get headaches that cause crankiness when i dont drink coffee.

1 year ago

emmylai (avatar)

emmylai Hehe try overnight oats in a jar! I do that when I have early mornings so I can just take and go!

1 year ago

Debsl (avatar)

Debsl Lol I tried to go without coffee a few times before and I caved too when the headache starts coming on. Now my no. 1 priority everyday is coffee 😬

1 year ago

summerskies (avatar)

summerskies Hello @joycesayshello pls restock the crop top in the small sizes!!! 😫 haha

1 year ago

sueeeee (avatar)

sueeeee wanted to try on the pants but no more size s in store leh :(

1 year ago

hiddenrollysmiles (avatar)

hiddenrollysmiles Sobs I wanna the Bondi in navy eh!!!! Hopefully there's BO open for it too! Hehehe

1 year ago

estellaelectra (avatar)

estellaelectra I agree with restocking the crop top as well! πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ

1 year ago

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