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Friday, May 21, 2021

Singapore Grand Prix 2019 (Last F1 before Covid-19)

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The Singapore Grand Prix has been held since 2008 and it always falls on/around Le Hubby's birthday. He is a fan of the racing cars but the tickets are super expensive and he always watch it online. We were lucky to receive free passes from our neighbour for 21-Sep-2019 and it was the day that Gwen Stefani performed.. which was awesome cos I love her songs! 

Due to Covid-19, the event was cancelled in 2020 and also for this year, so we were extra lucky to attend the last F1 before it was cancelled. Looking back at the photos during this pandemic world, I found it weird that we were allowed to congregate in large numbers, no social distancing and no need to wear masks.

We parked at South Beach Tower office building (my workplace!) and walked over from there. 

Most of the roads around the Padang area were closed, so it was awesome to be able to walk on the roads which are always filled with cars during usual times.

Lots of signage so we won't get lost!

We headed to the Padang area for Gwen Stefani's concert! We were actually late for the concert and I was worried that we won't be able to catch it.. but luckily she saved all her most popular songs for last! We were there in time to see her perform 5 songs which are her most well-known ones!! 

We were a distance away from the stage but the large screen tvs were super clear and the sound system was damn good. It's been years since I went to a concert and I had so much fun!! My favourite song is Hollaback Girl and it was just awesome singing along with her.

Super high from the concert!!
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So many people around!!!! Most of them are foreigners. This event really brings in a lot of tourism dollars for Singapore and it is a pity that it has to be cancelled.

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Wefie with the War Memorial that was beautifully lighted up!

We watched the race and honestly I wasn't very interested in it cos I am not really into cars. It was so hot and stuffy and so many people.. the chairs were not very comfortable too. Hahahaha! I am there for Gwen Stefani and to soak up the festivities. Le Hubby definitely enjoyed the race more than me.

Wefie at the race track after the race!

One last photo before we leave!!!

Wefie outside Raffles Hotel!

We were super excited because 1 month later we will be having our first staycation at Raffles Hotel to celebrate my birthday! Raffles Hotel just reopened in August 2019 after a major refurbishment so I was really looking forward to a stay there. More photos in my next entry! :)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Turning 34

Happy Birthday to me! 

Hello everyone!

Has it been 3 years since I last blogged?? 

Before penning this entry, I randomly read some of my old entries and I just continued clicking "next" and spent 1 hour reading what the past Jasmine wrote. My thoughts were "Wow! She has so much time to sit down and blog!", followed by "I really miss blogging but I am so mf lazy lah."

The world has changed in 2020. "The new normal" is the buzz phrase that we keep hearing. Wearing a mask in public, social distancing, work from home, countries borders shutdown, no overseas holidays... This is the worst pandemic in living history because the whole world is affected. We have weathered through SARS, H1N1, MERS, Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease, blah blah.. but nothing comes close to Covid-19. It has changed the world in so many ways, good and bad. I am just looking forward to travelling again. My last overseas trip was a impromptu 3D2N trip to Batam with Tabby back in February to visit Welly & Santi. It was our first time travelling overseas together.. little did we know, that will also be our last overseas trip for 2020.

I planned a 3 weeks Shanghai/Japan trip with Le hubby in April. We were supposed to go to Shanghai for 4 nights to visit my friends & go to Shanghai Disneyland, then fly to Japan and chase the Sakura. It would have been our 1st ever Sakura trip to Japan as we usually visit during Summer/Winter times. It took me a long time to plan the trip and I was devastated when we had to cancel it because the borders were shutting due to Covid-19.

There's a lot of holiday trips that I did not blog about (but you can check them out on my Instagram). I get overwhelmed when there are too many things to post about and I just give up on wanting to blog. Back then when I was more actively posting online, my attention was split between Blogspot, Dayre, Instagram & Facebook. I am not cut out to be an influencer because I don't have the energy to dedicate so much time and effort to post about my life, especially on different social media platforms. (Also got nobody interested in my life lah! LOLOL!). 

Ever since Instagram introduced Instastories.. it's damn good cos it's easy to upload and I don't have to feel stressed about writing a witty or interesting caption to go with it. I always say I post on Instastories for my "fans".. and I am using the term "fans" loosely because they mostly comprise of my friends who somehow love me enough to want to know what I am up to everyday. If I don't post in a few days, my top "fans" like Tabby will message me and ask why no updates. Hahahaha! She's not so naggy at me now because we meet every week ever since she moved back from Perth to Singapore last year. 

Anyway..... it's my birthday today! 

Because of Covid-19, all of us are stuck in Singapore with no place to travel too... so staycations are the new holidays!

Last week I went to Andaz Singapore for a 1 night staycation with my colleague turned good friend/sister Cecilia. After that I went to Raffles Hotel for a 5 nights staycation with Le hubby. It was fabulous!!!! Ever since my 1st stay in Raffles Hotel last year for my birthday, I fell in love with the hotel and since then all our special occasions were celebrated there! Because of social distancing, I cannot have a party with more than 5 people, so I had to split up into different small groups throughout my stay. It was a good thing also because I can spend quality time with each group of friends.

Till my next entry!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Expedia Halloween Party 2017

My company is awesome lah. Everytime there is a special occasion (Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali, Halloween, Christmas, etc, etc), they will organize a party!! And it's always filled with yummy food and activities!! :)









With my batch-mates, Jane & Fennie!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy Birthday to me!

Thank you Le hubby for the birthday flowers! 
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Birthday card that he did not write. LOL!

Lunch at my favourite hotpot place! Jpot! :)

It's my birthday but I am accompanying him to watch a music performance which I am not even familiar with. Hahahahahaha!

So many people!!!

The merchandise are so expensive lah! 
And so fast sold out!

Waiting to go in!

I bought a tshirt for him.
See.. I already said it's my birthday but it's like his special day.

Overall I enjoyed the show. Even as a non-Final Fantasy fan, it was not boring because the music was really nice and I actually found 1 or 2 of them familiar!

Borrowed Mama Chew's vase to put my flowers!! :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What we ate in Hong Kong!

From the moment we arrived, it's been non-stop eat eat eat eat. I love Chinese food, so I really enjoy the food in Hong Kong. My top favourites are the porridge, condensed milk butter bun and dim sum!

Below are photos of the restaurants/cafes that we visited in Hong Kong during our few days there! :)




































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