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Valentines’ Day dinner @ Tony Romas

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I brought Javis to Tony Romas for dinner on the eve of Valentines because they had this Valentine’s Day set meal! We went to the branch at suntec city. You can’t make any reservations so you’ll have to wait and we only waited about 10 minutes before we got a booth seat.

The meal consisted of a choice of mocktail or cocktail and we went for the cocktail, hahahahahah.

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Soup and a huge starter! Chicken bites which were so delicious!! But we left some because we needed space for our main!

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The main was this huge plate of meat which made us very happy!! There were sausages, RIBS, prawns!! Javis had all the corn because I hate corn. HATE. Not as much as I hate peas but HATE.

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Molten lava cake was the dessert and Javis loved it! Extremely decadent. Can you use decadent like that. I do not know, it’s my first time using it, lol.

The food was superb! The ambiance was lovely because the lights were dim but bright enough to see what we are eating. I have seen Tony Romas from the outside and it looked so dark that I thought I wouldn’t be able to see what I was eating, haha. The service was awesome! I noticed that they were hiring so I guess manpower is lacking. If any of you encounter slow service I guess it is because they do not have enough people to cater to the amount of customers they have every night so I think we just have to understand. Everyone was very nice and they will check up on us from time to time to ask how we are doing and how is the food. We had a lovely time!

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We watched something before heading over to suntec.. Oh, we watched I’m fine, thank you, I love you. It’s a Thai movie! WE LOVE THAI MOVIES. We have caught 3 so far so I think once a year, haha. They make the best romantic comedies and more or less, made me cry which is hard (I like to think that it isn’t very easy to make me cry).

Sorry for the 9 day haitus! I’ll do up the Valentine’s day post next! It’s the CNY period and I getting really busy! School starts next week as well.

See you soon!

Written by Denise

February 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Talk about #15

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I did up my About Me page!

Talk about the time you were most content in life.

Probably a month ago before the thought that I need money to fulfill all the things I want to do this year. I was living life. I did all I wanted to do. I had no worries. Everyday I get to sleep in, I get to do what I love, I get to do anything whenever I can. I am still a student and students have the best lives, I swear. Well, my kind of student life. Everything was going so so well. I kept myself at home because I was living on my allowance but I had so many things to indulge myself into. Okay, all this is making me less discontented about not working as much as I would like. I grew in so many ways.

This is a lovely Ask Me.

Written by Denise

February 10, 2015 at 11:37 pm

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Rêveur

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The name “Reveur” is in reference to that alternate title for the circus – Le Cirque Des Reves. “Rêveur” literally means “Dreamer”.

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THESE PEOPLE ARE AMAZING. I am just ugly at every angle except when taking photos of myself. HOW DID THEY MANAGE THAT. Goddess in the making over here. I do not look as calm as I did in those pictures I can tell you that. My brain was on overdrive and I rub my nails when I am nervous. The photo captured by Bearfangs, I WAS BLINKING, OMG. I’m not going to do stuff like close my eyes and stand there. Read the previous post and know that I hate posing for someone else. Never going to be model material. I’m okay with self shoots and a good friend.

The more I look at these pictures, the more not-goddess-like I feel, LOL. I shall not look at it and retain my goddess image.

Written by Denise

February 9, 2015 at 12:54 am

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Blind devotion

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I cried so badly at this. THEY ARE AMAZING. I have been crying since last night because I went to watch The Time Traveller’s Wife at about 12am. I was swimming in my own tears until I almost drowned.

Crying makes me feel alive. I don’t get to cry much in life so I watch stuff to trigger tears.

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February 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Marco: “I would have written to you, myself, if I could put down in words everything I want to say to you. A sea of ink would not be enough.” ”

Celia: “But you built me dreams instead.”

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Javis got that little salt shaker bookmark for me and he has the pepper shaker! Protecting the Finn bookmark.

It has officially became my favourite book. If anybody or anything asks what is my favourite book, this is the one. I finished it yesterday and I felt sad but okay to have it end. I have already prepared myself that this book isn’t going to accompany me on bus rides anymore after I saw the little amount of pages I had left. I only read it when I am travelling because I get so hooked onto it that I can see that I will waste a whole day away and I didn’t want that. I didn’t want to finish it so quickly either.

It was so beautifully written by Erin Morgenstern. I can picture the black and white circus, the contortionist, the white flames, the giant clock, Celia’s dresses. After several chapters, there will be a page about one of the tents in the circus. She used “you” when describing the inside of those tents so you are experiencing it.

It’s about magic. These two magicians decided to challenge each other by pitting their students against each other. I think it’s the 8th round. One of them has a daughter who has magical abilities since she was born. She is able to affect her surroundings with her emoticons. She is able to fix things after they break and change anything into everything. The other magician got himself a boy from the orphanage and trained him to become an illusionist. He had to read many many books and attend many magic shows. They were bounded to each other when they are 6 years old. The venue of the challenge is this huge elaborate circus that depends on the works of the two. Then, they fell in love.

I love their love. I love the way their love is written. I love the both of them. I actually marked down every chapter about Marco and Celia.

Since the book is borrowed, I have ordered another physical copy, downloaded the audio book and the ebook. I just want it easily accessible so I can read it whenever I want. I’ve never tried an audio book so this shall be the first.

I read that a movie is on its way. I really hope the movie does the book justice although they never do. Cannot wait for the casting to start as well.

Thankful for Joel who introduced this book to me. It brought me into a magical place beyond anything I could have imagined. Took me about 3 weeks because he loaned it to me on New Year’s eve and I just started on Will Grayson, Will Grayson then.

If you love fantasy books, this is for you. It’s amazing.

“Do you remember all of your audiences?” Marco asks.
“Not all of them,” Celia says. “But I remember the people who look at me the way you do.”
“What way might that be?”
“As though they cannot decide if they are afraid of me or they want to kiss me.”
” I am not afraid of you,” Marco says.”

“I made a wish on this tree years ago,” Marco says.
“What did you wish for?” Bailey asks.
Marco leans forward and whispers in Bailey’s ear. “I wished for her.”

HIS LOVE FOR HER. I can’t. I just can’t

Written by Denise

February 7, 2015 at 12:35 am

Flips hair

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Jo and I have twinny cameras now, 700D with a 50mm. Jo asked me to model for him for the Instagram Meet’s portrait event because I am the prettiest girl out there. Lol, I’M KIDDING. But it’s probably true, you know, lets accept it, guys.

So, I WAS FREAKING OUT, ALL THE WAY. I CAN’T MODEL TO SAVE MY LIFE. I don’t like to act like I am looking at the floor. Acting all cool. I don’t like acting. I never liked portrait photography. I like capturing things in the moment so I am extremely interested in event photography. Back to being SNTM, I hate being in the center of attention of strangers. I just stuck close to Jo and Jacq. I was exclusively for Jo so I felt okay until we were at this part THEN THE REST OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS DECIDED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SHOOT ME TOO. OH MY GOD. IT WAS THIS HUGE GROUP. I don’t know to look or not to look. Then one of them instructed me to how I should position my face. I felt better but still, MY FACE AND MY EXPRESSION MIGHT NOT BE UP TO EXPECTATIONS. I don’t know what they took.

I ran away and stuck with Jo afterwards, hahaha!!! Jo’s first time (I think) with a dslr and experimenting portrait, I am impressed. I didn’t pose for those pictures at the top because I hate posing. I actually rejected the modelling thing because I know I suck but he really wanted me to (is the pretty face, people) and it’s at 10am. No, shit. I got really good tips on portrait photography, though! Extra knowledge is always good!

Oh! One of them posted my photo on Instagram and I LOOK LIKE A GODDESS. Is her skill, most probably, lol. She is extremely skilled at portrait photography. Waiting for her to send me the photo so I can put it up here and admire myself. *flips hair

Written by Denise

February 4, 2015 at 11:52 pm

DIY: Grid handphone case

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I think it’s pretty obvious that grid and line patterns are taking over the minimalist world. I saw this grid iPhone 6 case on Saturday for $17. Not only is it made in China, the lines aren’t as black and it doesn’t protect much of the phone at all. I almost bought it then I realized that if I were to drop my phone, the casing will not protect it from denting.

Another way is to print the image onto a sticker and stick it on the back. Still, 0 protection and it costs $30 from this particular website.

I decided to make my own one because it’s just drawing lines, right? How hard can that be.

My white case is from Cineleisure and it costs only $2. It’s flexible and it protects the phone all over. Next, I got a ruler and a pencil to mark out lines, horizontally and vertically, 1cm apart. I took a black sharpie and just drew the lines to create this grid look. My grid doesn’t look completely symmetrical is because the width of my phone is 6.5cm. I like it a little off, anyway.

I’m not sure if the ink will come off after awhile. It doesn’t look like it will stay very long, haha. It IS only a sharpie. The casing is only $2 and if you want to see how a grid phone case will look on you, this is the way to try it. I wanted to go into the marble trend but I guess I didn’t really like it as much?

Loving my phone case at the moment even though it has turned yellowish.

I spent my morning trying out my new bottle of indian ink for brush lettering and I absolutely love it. No more trying to squeeze out the ink from the brush’s body.

Update (04/02/15): The ink actually turned blue. I don’t know if the Sharpie’s ink wore off or the rubber casing just doesn’t work with the ink very well. A friend told me to put a coat of nail polish top coat over it, maybe that would help!

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February 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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