Friday, July 26, 2013

Rustic Charm II

My cool beans momsie insisted that her nose is getting numbed and wrapped her face up.

So so so beautiful. It was already winter then, but the surroundings looked very much like we were still in Autumn phase.
Ridiculously happy ^_^

Here, we got the chance to try what was said as the best Longjing Tea. It's really nice to get a warm cuppa tea in the cold weather, and everyone of us finished up our glasses really quickly. Mom and I bought quite a number of tins of green tea leaves home to brew because we are tea lovers and I can barely do without a cup a day.
Nails for the new 2013 year
Here is the incredibly beautiful Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou that isn't fully developed yet.  I love how peaceful and tranquil it is, and how crazily huge this place is. Thank God for the tram service otherwise we would die from walking. Our entire tour group was snapping pictures non stop and every step that I take, I would stop and marvel at its beauty.

Ironically, I think that the barren trees in the winter accentuated the beauty of the entire land.

It was close to zero degrees then, and ice started forming on the surface of water. I was desperately praying it would snow in Hangzhou but it didn't. ):

And it got even more breathtaking during sunset (:

Here, I had my very first smelly tofu which I've always refused since young but hey, it tasted surprisingly good.

The mother and I proceeded to buy cigarettes, and we randomly chose this pack. Imagine my delight when I got back to the hotel and saw this! To think I thought I would only see this on Tumblr.
After taking a hot bath and changing into a fresh set of clothes, we met up with some of our tour group members and headed behind the alleys of the hotel for some shopping in the middle of the night. We got really really fresh fruits and street snacks and (unexpectedly), good shopping haul! :D

I know I know, I've gone a little crazy with my beanie collection. Four of which were purchased in China, I brought the rest of it there.

Part One of Rustic Charm: Here

One uncle from the tour group had to comment, "Whoa, you everyday fashion show with your beanies ah" when he saw that I had a different one everyday. The kids on the tour went crazy over my beanies and started asking their parents to get them one too. Hahaha. #undyingloveforbeanies #onthelookoutformore

We were told that snow may or may not happen for us on this trip because of the changing climate so I was praying really really hard that it would snow while everyone else was hoping otherwise because they couldn't tolerate the chill anymore. Sadly, it didn't happen for us in Hangzhou but it happened towards the later part of the trip. I'll share the remaining in part three in a few days! I'm FINALLY done editing the entire batch of China photos today when this trip was dated 7 months ago.

Hangzhou is truly truly beautiful, and it made me fall in love with China all over again and opened my eyes to brand new perspective. Unlike how skeptical I was about this trip from the beginning, I'm glad I went for it and get to immerse in the historical stories of the places we visit. Yes, I'm weird and uncool like this... I love historical places, museums and the likes of it.

I hope you guys love the photos as much as I do (:


Monday, July 22, 2013


Featuring: Stella Ziyao
Hair and makeup: Pearlyn Law
By: Fiona Sng

Pretty is a total understatement for Stella. Imagine my delight when I first met her. Pearlyn and I have adoringly named her our 'Tofu Princess' and not to mention, she is really tall. My mom's handmade garland came into good use again and we loved how everything fits together nicely and even the weather was perfect. We shot till the sun set and loved how it casted a warm glow over the entire beach. We had a lot a lot of fun shooting together. It's always nothing but fun with Pearlyn and with Stella it was like we've known each other for forever. we had so much fun laughing and talking, climbing rocks, snapping behind the scenes, going "whoaaaaa, nice leh!" and giggling over it when Pearlyn snaps a good behind the scenes picture and falling down and scraping our feet against the rocks. It's been so many months, but I loved these photos and the fun we had shooting. It's times like this I'm grateful to have a job that barely makes me feel like I am working.

July is coming to an end! I'm so stoked for August's arrival and all the plans we have made. I've been lucky to have shot for Ziggy magazine and NBS Pageant etc and an upcoming wedding which I am really looking forward to because it is going to be really beautiful and different.

Stay gold, y'all!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Adv: The White Carousel

It's not often that you get to see outfit post on my space here, but today I'm featuring the Hathaway Floral Peplum that was kindly given to me by Kexin, owner of The White Carousel, which I wore to the River Safari with the boyfriend. I swear I love this top to death, I love how figure flattering it is and how it goes with so many of my other apparels in my wardrobe.

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