VLOG #6: KNOT JUST A R.O.M., IT’S A TEA PARTY!

One of my best friends tied the knot! & it’s knot any R.O.M., it’s a tea party!

I’m just so happy for her! She has been with this guy since forever and they finally tied the knot since the time is right now. Duffy & I are so honored to be invited to witness the R.O.M. at such a lovely venue. It was also my first time attending a garden R.O.M./wedding. I wish them nothing but loads of happiness and a lot of wonderful & amazing memories together! I can’t wait to attend their wedding dinner.

Chinese New Year

193621_10100632616912454_6235986_o

Chinese New Year is always an occasion I hold dear to my heart. It’s an occasion for family members to gather and catch up with each other. It starts with the night before the first day of Chinese New Year. It’s called Reunion Dinner. Family members will go home for the reunion dinner. It’s usually a huge feast where we celebrate and be grateful for our blessings for the past year and hope that we will have good health and good fortune in the upcoming year. There were times when I wasn’t able to celebrate with my family because I was away to study abroad. I celebrated it with my friends then.

274_701509836524_6085_n

My family is really awesome! They sent me cards all the time. It felt really warm and sweet especially when I received Chinese New Year cards from them. All those cards reminded me that I wasn’t alone out there. I was just out there experiencing and getting more exposures for my own good.

274_701512755674_4354_n

274_701512765654_4853_n

We missed home so much that we tried to recreate the atmosphere as close as we could.

Chinese New Year is a huge thing to, of course, Chinese. That’s when we go all out for it. It’s the time you’ll see us splurging on snacks, beverages, a lot of meat and food. On top of that, new clothes and shoes are a must as well! Some even go all the way to buying new bed sheets and pajamas too! If you notice, red is the preferred color for Chinese New Year. It’s supposed to bring good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year. Therefore, new personal belongings are preferred to be in red or be really colorful.

Just like most of the Chinese families, my parents always brought us for shopping when it’s nearing Chinese New Year. Now that I’m much older, I do my own shopping. Even when I was in the States, I did it still. Although I’m very much into monotone these days, I plan to wear some colors for the Chinese New Year just so I have a great year ahead with everything sail smoothly. However, if you know about the passing of my po po on the first day of this year, we aren’t supposed to celebrate Chinese New Year. After talking to my mom, she agreed that we should still wear some colors for Chinese New Year, at least on the first day of Chinese New Year. Not in an exaggerated way, of course! Therefore, I’ll be wearing some monotone outfits but I’m thinking of brightening up my outfits a bit with accessories.

422071_10101880085874654_1585347707_n

While most of us are busy with work and errands since we are only about half a month in this New Year, shopping for new clothes online is a fantastic option! We don’t have to waste our time squeezing through the traffic and hopping from one shopping mall to another shopping mall only to find ourselves roaming in the parking area looking for a parking slot. It’s tiring and exhausting. It’ll only add more stress on us for Chinese New Year. Fortunately, Zalora is currently offering Chinese New Year collection. That makes shopping at Zalora a great idea! Zalora offers a wide selection of red clothing for both female and male. I’ve been browsing through their Chinese New Year collection, I have to say everything is so ang (red in Hokkien) and pretty that I’m even debating if I should ditch monotone!

Personally, I really like EZRA’s collection. Especially Short Sleeved Fitted Lace DressLace Yoke Fitted Top and Lace Lantern Skirt. They are really functional as they can be worn to many occasions such as formal events like wedding dinners or even a casual day out with my girlfriends! I also think the Short Sleeved Fitted Lace Dress will be perfect for a date night. Lace is just so classy and feminine. Besides that, the pricing for EZRA’s Chinese New Year collection isn’t bad at all! In fact, I think they’re quite affordable. My inner aunty-ism is totally screaming right now!

If you’re like me looking for accessories to spice up your outfits, fret not! Zalora is also offering a really nice variety of accessories in their Chinese New Year collection. Well, I’m a huge ring person. & I think this KLF RASALAS Ring looks really lovely. Gem Encrusted Necklace and Multicolor Exaggerated Circle Pendant Necklaces are going to enhance your pretty tops as well. They are so vibrant but still classy. Either one of them should look good with one of those boring dresses that every girl has in their wardrobes too.

Alright, now if you would excuse me, I’m gonna head to Zalora to check out more of their Chinese New Year collection! Toodles! ;)

You turned 28 & still as fabulous as 27!

Happy birthday to one of the most important people in my life!

You have no idea how grateful I am to have met you. You have been nothing but really supportive, caring & understanding.

The sweetest things you have said to date are “I just want you to be happy” and “I am really glad that you have found a job that you like because you are happier and I don’t mind working harder to pay for the bills in the future”. They are even sweeter than “I love you”.

I know you really just want me to be happy. & that means the world to me.

Thank you for everything & I honestly want you to be happy too.

Happy 28th & let’s be happy together! :)