After 4 days of exhibition, 32 hours of non-stop standing, 1920 minutes of repeatedly going through the same thing, not only do I feel like a tape-recorder which has a malfunctioning “Stop” button, I have also half lost my voice, gained a
couple whole new set of muscles screaming for mercy and aching knees.
That’s CommunicAsia for you. But only because I was stationed at the hottest booth showcasing the latest phone on the market dubbed to be iPhone rival – the Samsung Omnia. Weeeeet!
Read the review at Phonemag.com
Having to fend off loads of questions pertaining not only to how it was superior to that of its Apple competitor, and demonstrate how it smart it was, I was pretty impressed by the phone myself. At the same time, I was impressed by myself at how I was able to use the art of sleight of hand. Muahahahaha!
The 25 of us were clad in blue polo tees and white 3/4 pants with white sneakers. We also had to have curry-pok-ed hair. HAHAHA. Which were part of our various attemps to look neat and tidy. Though we werent the most glamourous girls of the CommunicAsia lot, standing in flats spared our feet of the torture suffered by girls in 4 inch heels. LA LA LA. I am super PRO welfare. And we were also very kindly treated by our big momma Annie cause we had packet lunch (cai peng! I like) and we didnt have to pay a single cent! Lol! They even ordered hot dogs for us on the first day as snacks! YUUUUUUUUMMM! Even got orange juice to take!
Sexy Zilei, Isabelle and me with momma Annie.
Saw a couple of familiar faces like Shn, Amber, Destiny and even Isabelle whom I also worked with last year at ComAsia 2007. Met new hotties like Cordelia from FHM Girl Next Door, sweeeeet Anna whom I absolutely love to look at and talk to, smart and funny Jamie and my fav girl Zilei!
Amber with Annie.
I am pimpin’ Jamie and Corde!
For once, Corde and Jamie are taller than me! Amazing!
Corde and I are wearing the same kind of skirts!
Sweet Anna, pretty Vivienne and half Korean girl whose name I forgot.
Girls preening in the toilet.
The 4 days allowed me to test out my the new formulas of mineral foundation I recently got from Everyday Minerals. And I think I quite like Golden Medium from Olive and Medium Beige Neutral and Light the best. Taking pictures also allowed me to check out which foundation works best. Tee hee. Mineral foundation always makes your skin look flawless! YAYYYY! I like! Last day we took pictures of course! And I also wore my brand new tee shirt from Wetseal on the last day of work! HEART THE DESIGN!!
With the Korean dudes.
My fav girls who made 4 days awesome! Bimbos alert!
I love it!
Didnt get to take many pictures of the booth itself cause we were so busy talking to the whole world. I had to rush after the last day of ComAsia to Bedok Reservoir for the beginning of the NAC’s closing show! No rest! I worked 7 days non-stop! Super shack. Though tiring, ComAsia was definitely fun cause of the laughter we girls shared after the show! Talked a lot of gossipy girl stuff with the rest of the girls while Zilei, Isabelle and I cam-whored doing rubbishy stuff and it was super funny! Looking forward to meeting you girls again! Muahhhhh!
I dont know why we have to call it an “Advertorial” or disclaim it in the beginning see, since, yknow, we’ve actually tried the service and I think it’s WORTH writing about the experience. Good things should be shared you know. Maybe we should call it an “Experitorial” or something along those lines.
Make sure you read through the entire post for the answers on YOUR CHANCE to win FREE nail/hair/eyelash extensions!
When I first received the invitation from Milly herself, I’d be lying if I said I wasnt thrilled. Advertorial!!!!!11!!1!1! Yet at the same time, I knew I had to be prudent. Who knew what or who would be at the other end of the bargain!
But I called anyway, and was pleasantly greeted by a cheerful voice which I would soon come to associate with Milly herself. (So cute right her name) I identified myself before proceeding to make arrangements over the phone for me to go down to her newly opened shop in Far East Plaza.
I went down alone on Thursday. And again, I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. Should I have prepared a proposal of sorts? Or you know, maybe brought someone along whom I could rely on to get me out of trouble if things got sticky. What if they cornered me and mangled me to bits?!!
I walk along the corridors of Far East Plaza looking for #02-83 (which wasnt hard to find actually) and find myself at the shop front.
It is PINK! And very easily identifiable.
I step into the shop and see MORE PINK STUFF. Bwahahaha.
A pink string curtain and several pink fluffy items like a pink heart mirror and pink books are littered all over the place! Who doesnt like hearts. I like hearts! *draws squiggly pink hearts all over*
Im not a very pink person but still, the colour never fails to appeal to my girly side and win me over.
Okay. Actually I didnt really see those items when I first stepped into the shop. In actual fact, when I first entered the shop, three heads looked up and peered at me curiously. At that instant, I felt my non existent balls shrink.
“Milly? Im Valerie.” I ask cautiously, hoping at the same time Im at the right place.
“Valerie? OH HELLOOO!” comes the reply.
Milly immediately ushers me inside to a small white corner table and says, “What design would you like? You can just choose whichever.”
She hands me the two fluffy books with white hearts I spy sitting on a low white bench against the wall.
“If you want, you can also choose the nail art. The lace designs hanging on the wall also can!”
WAH. Anything also can? I want everything then! MUHAHAHA. Typical Singaporean leh.
I flip through the books and find myself poring over each nail design, thinking which I would eventually decide on. (If only choosing a husband were this easy.) There were so many to choose from! And they were all so PRETTY.
*sings Im so pretty, oh so pretty*
See now why I wanted everything?
Each nail was carefully decorated with glitter, lace stickers, bling, flower motifs, hearts and leeeetle tiny beads! WAH. Furthermore, they came in all sorts of colours! Pink, purple, black, white, red! Ahhhh.. HOW HOW? I didnt know which one to pick. HELP, I thought, I might be here the whole day just DECIDING which nail design to put on my nails.
However, after some reassurance and help from Milly, I finally decided.
I was informed that the designed I picked would be put onto a set of fake nails which would then be mounted onto my real nails. These were not acrylic nails and were comparatively better than having acrylic nails. It’s a little like buying the nails that come in a set, just that these nails fit you better and of course are fully customisable! You can choose whatever base colour you want, and if you like two designs, you might even request for a combination of them both! Nails you can truly call YOUR OWN.
Soon the process of getting my nails done starts!
Here are the things you need to bling your nails up!
Plastic nails. Mounters.
THIS NEXT ONE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE!
Or nail expert if you like.
He (YES! It’s a HE! How often do you get a male nail artist?) will now orchestrate the “Music of my Nails”, arranged and composed with due care.
The secret I’ve realised, is to buff/file the nails such that it fits right onto your nail bed! It’s just like wearing fitting clothings you see. You dont walk around very often with clothes that are too small or that are 10 sizes too big and thus hang off your frame now do you? But I guess the tricky part is having to know WHEN to stop buffing, and that’s why I’d rather trust an expert to get the nails all nicely shaped.
Anyway, during this time I got to
disturb Rahman as he was doing the nails chit-chat with Rahman aka Nail Maestro and found out that he’s one talented guy!
Q: Is nails your specialty?
A: Actually, hair is my specialty. I used to be a makeup artist and I’d do both hair and makeup. Of course, nails was just part of the package.
Q: WOW! Makeup artist! So you can do all three then!
A: Nahhh. I do hair and nails. Milly’s the one who does all three – hair, nails and eyelash extensions.
How talented! I decide to take this opportunity to wrangle out some professional makeup artist tips from the expert himself. Hee hee.
Q: So what is the one thing, according to you, that you should never leave your house without?
A: Concealer. Especially under the eyes and around the corners of the mouth.
Q: What would you say is the one important thing that we so often get wrong?
A: I would have to say blusher. I realise that most girls actually apply their blusher wrongly. You should apply your blusher in a downwards 45 degree angle under your cheekbones. You really dont want to end up with two red patches of blush on your cheeks.
EH. Cool or what Milly’s. I can get my nails done AND get beauty/makeup advice.
Anyway, during this time, Milly tells me that she’ll do my eyelash extensions for me! I was apprehensive at first cause I’ve heard horror stories about how eyelashes fall off when you get extensions done, but when Milly tells me the technique she uses for her lashes, I’m relived! I did an eyelash extension once previously and that was horrid. I’m never going back there again. I went for a shoot and had the makeup artist tell me off. She said if you want to get extensions done, you SHOULD NEVER get those that CAP THE EXTENSIONS OVER YOUR REAL LASHES. Imagine a thimble being placed over a thumb. Those are bad for your lashes because they weigh your real lashes down and if you accidentally dislodge the extension, you run a higher risk of pulling your real lashes off! Ack! I dont want to have bald eyes!
What Milly does however, is use them individual lash bunches, and stick THEM DIRECTLY TO YOUR EYELID. This was the method that got the nod of approval from the makeup artist responsible for award winning makeup in a local film.
It’s very much like using falsies, because you stick the falsies to your eyelid too. It’s just that in this case, the glue she uses is a stronger glue. Korean glue to be precise. And well, it’s really just like having a semi-permanent falsie glued to your lids. There’s no discomfort in keeping the lashes there, although your eyelid does sting and feel a little itchy during the application stage. But once the glue dries, be prepared for big, bold lashes!
Milly leads me behind the pink string curtain where 2 comfy recliner chairs are positioned with Kittys.
And I take the time to cam-whore with the Kittys before Milly gets down to work.
Before eyelash extensions.
The entire process takes about 45 minutes to an hour and because you’re so comfortable in the recliner chair, you hardly realise that time has passed! Soon you open your eyes and “wake up” to……
When I say that Milly’s is a one stop shoppe for all your beauty needs, I really mean it. Because once Im done with the eyelash extensions, it’s time for me to get my nails pasted on! Rahman finished BOTH finger nail extensions AND nail extensions within that one hour! MY GOODNESS. Expert or what?! Who paints TWO sets of nails within an hour? WITH BLING SOMEMORE!
But because they applied a layer of GEL top coat, which you should get if you want your jewels to stay on your nails longer, I had to wait around for a bit for it to dry. In the meantime however, I decided to camwhore in front of the mirrors and test out my photography skills. There were so many pretty knick-knacks on the counters of Milly’s! And she even has a little corner filled with bling jewelry going at reasonable prices! All imported from Korea/Hong Kong.
I particularly like this one. Looks like DIOR!
Super like this picture.
Cam-whore with your new lashes.
Cam-whore in front of the fan so that your hair flies like a superstar.
And then get your nails pasted on.
Toes done at the same time.
Then take picture with the person responsible for your nails!
Remember I mentioned that Milly’s does hair extensions too? Guess how much they are going for?
ONE DOLLAR PER STRAND!
Where got anything in the middle of Orchard, especially Far East Plaza that would cost you ONE DOLLAR? Even Old Chang Kee doesnt cost one dollar anymore.
The hair extensions come in a variety of colours and comes both in straight and wavy. They are all made from real human hair and can be coloured/dyed/permed/rebonded just like your own hair!
A girl getting her hair extensions done.
After a short few hours, Im almost completely made over. My finger and toe nails are blinged up, my eyelash are full, thick and maxed out. And I walk out feeling like a million bucks.
But not before I camwhore (AGAIN!) with the pink string curtain ala Britney Spears on her Oops! I Did It Again album cover.
Before this post ends, come on, did you think I would really forget to include the most important person in this post? I’ve mentioned her name countless times in this entry but you’ve yet to put a face to a name. Naturally, I would only save the best for last.
Other than Rahman who did my nails, there’s Jasria who also does hair and nails.
Psssst! She did mum’s classic mani and pedi! Yes I brought mum back the next day to treat her to something nice! Other than your nail art, they have your usual mani and pedis to tidy up your nails and clear your cuticles.
And of course.
Milly decided to set up her own shop specialising in these extensions because she herself was a heavy consumer prior to this. Every 4 months, she would get her hair extensions done. While on a regular 1 or 2 month basis, she would get her nails and eyelash extensions done. On many occasions she would make her way down to various beauty salons and palors to get her regular fix of little enhancements. Until one day she decided that it would be so convenient to integrate all three into one! One could pop in, get your nails measured, probably go for a lunch date and shop around before coming back to collect your nails. Viola! Glamourous nails in an instant! Or if you prefer, you could have gone ahead and done the eyelash extensions while waiting for your nails to be customised! It’s speedy, time-efficient and very importantly, clean.
Sounds all too good to be true? Well, now YOU have a chance to experience this for yourself! Milly has kindly agreed to sponsor 3 prizes for a contest!
Now that you have read the entire post (if you havent, better go back and read now!), it’s very simple to win! All you have to do is, send in your answers to the 3 questions below and be the first 3 people to get ALL three correct. Since there are three prizes, I will need each answer to come with a preference ranking of the different beauty treatments. Each winner will be entitled to ONLY ONE extension treatment.
And they will need to blog about their experience thereafter.
Please send in your answer in THIS format. All answers not in this format will be disqualified.
Choice 1: Hair/nails/eyelash
Choice 2: Hair/nails/eyelash
Choice 3: Hair/nails/eyelash
AND THE QUESTIONS ARE
Q1. Milly’s is located at Far East Plaza.
Q2. How much are the hair extensions at Milly’s?
Q3. The theme of Milly’s shop is
a. girly princessy
b. rock princess
c. ice queen
Send in your answers to daydweam [at] gmail [dot] com.
So what are you waiting for?! All answers to be in by 21st June 2359 hr.
Winners will be notified by email.
Have fun! And soon you will be pampered like this.
Milly’s is located at:
Far East Plaza
14 scotts road #03-129
Bugis Village Extension,
Level 2 @ Bom Bom street.
Bugis Street, Little Red Dot
Sometimes you get really annoying questions that you want to avoid. Someone pops out of no where and goes IN A SUPER BRIGHT AND CHEERY VOICE,
“HEYYYY! HELLO! HOW ARE YOU!!?”
*insert sunshine and fluffy clouds, green grass and bouncing bunnies in the meadow*
OMG. I super hate that especially when Im busy or in a mood to be left alone.
I dont like it when my flow is interrupted, particularly when it is interrupted by someone you DONT really want to be asking that question.
I mean how obvious can it be when all you often get is one-worded responses.
ONE WORDED RESPONSES = “I DONT WANT TO TALK TO YOU. GO AWAY.”
Of course, there are times when people are really busy and all they can afford is one worded response.
However, what I usually do when an unwelcome person asks even such an innocuous question, is to IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE. But for those of who cant do without replying and having a conversation with the irritant for fear of coming across as a snob, here are some answers that MAY help you put your point across. And if any one of you reading this should have encountered answers like that, PLEASE WAKE UP YOUR IDEA and DONT BE DELUSIONAL.
Question: Heyyy how are you?/How are you doing?
You can start with something mild.
1. “Not so good now that Ive seen you.”
Or maybe you prefer something stronger.
2. “WTF. I WAS HAVING FUN UNTIL YOU CAME ALONG!!”
Then there’s the “scare” tactics.
3. “WHY. WHY YOU WANT TO KNOW HUHHHHH?”
(The person may or may not reply. If they are an insistent bugger, expect a reply as follows.)
“Nothing la. Just concerned only ma.”
“Why? Why do you need to be concerned? Are you my father? My mother? I dunno how to take care of myself is it? You scared I will forget to breathe or drown myself while in the shower, is it? You look down on me??!!!”
4. “Fucked up.” (This answer will naturally evoke a response from the other party)
Again, the person will reply, “Huh? Me? What has it got to do with me?”
“You mean you dont know? ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!”
Or acting stupid.
5. “I dont know.”
“What you mean? You dont know how you are doing?”
“I dont know.”
“I dont know.”
6. “Huh? Who are you?”
“Huh? Who’s XXX? I dont know anyone named XXX. Are you sure you have the right number?”
Going all emo-manic-depressive.
7. “Oh woe is me.”
“The heavens weep as from my eyes tears seep.”
“Darkness veils the star spangled sky much like the darkness yearning within.”
“Ahhhhh. I dont understand.”
“As the cold steel draws crimson red, my eyes bid you adieu and soon, all is silent and dead.”
8. “Hello how are you? Hope you are fine.”
“I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing I am nothing.”
Or, you could irritate the person just like how he/she is irritating you.
9. “Hey how you doing?”
“How you doing?”
“Are you copying what Im saying?”
“Are you copying what Im saying?”
“Hey stop it.”
“Hey stop it.”
“Really. I mean it. Stop it.”
“Really. I mean it. Stop it.”
If you are a song aficionado….
10. “Hey. How are you??”
“Im sitting here in a boring room.”
“Bored? I entertain you lah. Hehe.”
“It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon.”
“Raining? Your house there raining? And uhhh.. It’s Wednesday.”
“I’m wasting my time, I got nothing to do”
“Nothing to do? Go out loh!”
“I wonder how, I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky”
“Huhhh? What blue sky!?”
(You can let this go on. And see whether the fella finally understand that those were the lyrics from LEMON TREE! LOLLL!)
11. “Hey XX how are you?”
“Ohhh hey YY how are you? Im good. Having holidays now. Occasionally busy with work, but still have time to chill here and there. We must meet up soon!”
“Ummm.. Sorry. Im not YY. I’m CC.”
“Oh CC? Sorry thought you were YY.
Sorry I dont have time to chat with you.”
IF ALL ELSE FAILS!
Number 12 is your back up.
12. “I’M WARNING YOUUU!!!! I’M GOING TO CALL THE POLICE THE NEXT TIME YOU CALL ME OR SMS ME OR MSN MEEEEEEEE!!!11111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!1!!!!
Disclaimer: All responses were original and created by sick twisted minds. Thank you those have contributed.
In this case, ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
The 12th of June came and went! Did you remember to check Sweets.sg?
I did! And was pleasantly surprised to find something that makes you go, “HUHHHHHHHHHH? HAHAHAHAHA!”
Ooooooo… What do you think it all means?! What are the signs pointing to?
If you think you’ve got the answer, or have a sleuthing mind, join the contest!
It’s very simple, just EMAIL your answer to the question below and you will be rewarded with a mystery prize. No, I dont know what the prize is, but MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, IT’S A FIVESOME WITH THE 4
of us PEOPLE WHO DID THE VOICE OVER FOR THE FIRST TRAILER!
“Oooohhh baby. Yeah.. Give it to me.”
Question: What do you think Sweets.sg is?
Send in your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
If that contest doesnt turn you on, maybe this will. I’ve got an upcoming advertorial (zomg!!!!1!!!11!1!1 My first advertorial!) that will have the answers for you on how to get FREE nail extensions, hair extensions AND eyelash extensions! SERIOUSLY!
And eyelash extensions? You save the trouble of spending so much time in front of the mirror waving your mascara wand about trying to achieve that dolly-eye effect. I can practically do my makeup in less than ten minutes now. 5 minutes if you apply your lipstick on the train. Haha!
Nuffnang being the Official Blog Community for the Singapore Movie Fiesta, and holding the “Blogtastic Superhero” contest way back in conjunction with the event, I got the special privilege of going down to cover the event as a blogger. Waaahhhh. The lady at the registration booth even gave me a Press Kit. HOW COOL IS THAT. I am PRESS now. Hahaha.
Basically a Press Kit gives you official information about the event, the event highlights and the who’s who in the event. They usually give it to the MEDIA (like newspaper or magazines) sometimes prior to a grand event so they know what to expect. I quickly poured through the Kit and discovered that the event was to “bring out the Superhero in everyone’s heart”. Because the Superhero March was the main event for that morning, and all proceeds raised from the March would go directly to the School Pocket Money Fund, I thought their concept was highly relevant. We can all SAVE THE WORLD together. HAHAHAHA!
The School Pocket Money Fund, by the way, is a reserve for schoolchildren who go through their school day without any pocket money or sufficient food. Remember when you were in Primary School and Mum and Dad used to give you your pocket money daily so you would be able to queue up for your favourite foods in the canteen? I remember always setting aside a specific amount, say 50 cents, so I would be able to buy sweets *cough* like the White Rabbit one or some Ring Pop after school from the make-shift shops set up by some old uncle or auntie in a void deck. Haha. Oh man, the good ol’ times. But anyway, these kids who benefit from the SPMF dont have the luxury of such treats. Cause I think there’s no such thing as Ring Pop or Push Pop already. Hahaha! But you know what I mean lah, the fiesta was dedicated to help raise pocket money for school children to buy proper meals in school.
SOOOO. The Superhero March was what we were there for
(aside from the $200 goodie bag filled with Animax memorabilia, skincare products etc). And of course, the prize presentation ceremony for the Blogtastic Superhero contest. Makan Man, created by our very own Jayden, was due to appear on stage IN THE FLESH! Jayden’s very own Superhero was COMING TO LIFE.
But that wasnt the end of the Fiesta for us. We also got to watch Shaolin Girl.
We saw a really good turn out for the movie event even though some people cancelled last minute. HOW IRRESPONSIBLE. Tsk tsk.
Estee looking very happy with her tickets.
Princess all ready with her drink to be Shaolin-ified!
The show wasnt as Kung Fu-y as I would have liked it. And it was funny, in a lame joke sort of way that is. I thought the underlying theme behind the movie wasnt too bad since it was about being able to both play in a team yet still be independent. That ran along your everyday good versus evil storyline which as usual good triumphed. But what really turned me off was the turn of events and the eventual resolution of the movie. Those were a little far-fetched. The SPI-ders walked out of the show, looking at each other, looking bewildered.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Stand outside those video stores when they play it on their TV screens to watch it.
Some like it sweet. Some like it saucy. Some like it STICKY and SLICK all over.
Then there are those who like it QUICK. While others, prefer to take their time.
The l o o o o o n g e r the better, baby.
Everyone, without a doubt, likes it ALLLLL the time. Because nothing is ever complete without it. You ALWAYS need to finish what you started. *winks*
Curious to what am I talking about? Watch this trailer to find out.
How sexciting! I couldnt stop laughing after watching it! And it still cracks me up! Wahahaha.
Remember to check back for more!
P/S: Did I forget to mention that I was part of the whole scandalous experience?