Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes changes is necessary

I know I was supposed to update last night but after I got back home from my IPPT training, I was so drained out and tired so I went to bed immediately after settling some important stuff online. And today, my body is aching so bad! T_T

This is what we get for not exercising regularly I guess. :/ #blamenoonebutourselves

Anyway, as some of you might have noticed there are quite a few minor changes to my website. First is the layout of the site, which I somehow changed it to give a cleaner, simpler and hopefully portray a more professional look. Although this is not what I really wanted, as in it's not what I have in mind at first but I guess this will do for now. Because my initial plan was to get a hosting and move to Wordpress and get a custom design for my site. Well, we will see how it goes. Also, another change is that I finally gotten my own domain "typicalben.com" yay!!!! :D Which I don't know why on earth I didn't get my own domain years back (phew~ luckily no one sabotage me and buy it first). But now it's mine, finally!

I guess changing a little as days goes by is necessary. I'm hoping to give you guys a more professional side and better content, so together we can bring this site to another level since I've been in the blogosphere for so many years already. I really could consider myself as one of the pioneer in this industry (or I actually am) and being able to "survive" until today, is amazing and I'm so blessed (at the same time really happy) that people are still reading or following me even after so long.

It's not easy with new bloggers or influencers popping out all these years, but able to stand strong until now for so many years makes me feel super thankful and contented enough. The reason why I'm still writing here is because I know no matter what happen, you people are still gonna read and support whatever I do, whatever my decision is. And down the road, I know I'll be sharing with you guys even more. Something even more personal that you can ever imagine. But of course, on the other hand you guys are also always sharing your stuff with me too, on whichever social media platform or emails even.... which I really love it! Feels like we are going through our lives together, kinda like grow old together hahahaha amazing.


Talking about changes, one of my dearest cousin recently had a huge change in her life too. She got married. :') And I was really happy to attend her wedding ceremony because she's someone that is close to me since we were young.


Equarius Hotel Equarius Hotel garden wedding setting

Garden wedding theme at Equarius Hotel.

Her wedding ceremony was held in the day, outdoor garden theme and when I heard about it I was pretty excited to attend because this is the first time I ever attend a outdoor garden theme wedding. But sadly, on the actual day itself, it was raining heavily and when all the guests had reached, the rain still didn't stop.:( So they had to go with the back-up indoor plan.


Equarius Hotel garden wedding

It's so beautiful right!

Like very wasted hor. Initially, they were supposed to exchange their vows there with all the guest seated in a spiral setting. I really think it will look damn gorgeous and beautiful in pictures! But I guess if this happens to me on my wedding day, I will sure feel a little "sian" because things don't go the way we planned but at the same time, I think I won't get really affected because it's my big day, marriage eh. I think all our mind will be thinking about other things like the wedding vows, speech, how we look, or our heart will be so flustered that we don't know what's going on... or things like that.



Equarius Hotel room

The arrival of bride and groom!



pris wedding

My cousin looked stunning that day! *.*
Maybe the saying of, 恋爱中的女人最美 is true bah hahaha!



Equarius Hotel buffet wedding

Food time! Didn't get to eat much! :x



baby Zayer

Newest addition to our paternal side family, baby Zayer!



baby Zayer 2

Omg look at how precious he is, he looks so cute and good looking omg.



baby Zayer 3

Awww... stop it! *.*



baby Zayer 4

Okay, last picture of baby Zayer haha!



pris wedding tea ceremony

Tea ceremony time! Still incorporating our Chinese tradition somehow! (Y)



pris wedding tea ceremony - mum and dad

My mummy and daddy's turn!



pris wedding tea ceremony - mum and dad 2

They both look so happy also hahahaha!



pris wedding tea ceremony - mum and dad 3

Look at my mum, smile until like that lol.



cousins group photo at Equarius Hotel garden

After the rain stopped, we went over to the garden to take some pictures!



typicalben pris

With my lovely cousin! So happy for her! :D :D :D



typicalben blue hair white shirt 2

Took some selfie of myself before leaving too, but this is fail.



typicalben blue hair white shirt 3

*adjust my hair first*



typicalben blue hair white shirt

Finally better!

I always have a strong stand on attending weddings. I would only love to attend weddings of people that are close to me which I'll feel truly happy and touched for. I always think that attending wedding dinner of someone you are not close with/barely know/very long never contact, loses the true meaning of it. I don't think it is a place to go there just to eat, you know. So in future for my wedding right, I think I'll only invite less than 20-25 people? We shall see hahaha!


-o-"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Birthday celebration for my lovely angels

I know it's July now, but June is a crazy birthday month for me because many of my friend's birthday falls in that month. And for Fingers, since the 3 ladies birthday are so near to each other, we usually do celebrate them together! :)

Because all of us have been really busy this year, and we didn't managed to catch up much so we decided to do a simple birthday staycation! You know we really didn't meet up as much as compared to last time already, I remember last time we can meet at least once every 1 or 2 weeks but now sometimes we cannot have "full attendance" even until a month or so! I guess all of our lifestyle had changed and all of us are working adults now, busy with our work commitments etc.

Oh! Not forgetting those that is in relationship in our group, they also need to spend time with their boyfriend too. So it's very hard for all of us to come together sometimes due to our schedule. But of course we still do meet up with one another every week, just that all 5 of us is quite rare nowadays. Thus, we were all really excited for this staycation yay! :D


typicalben zj hotel

Me and Zj checked into the hotel room earlier because we got nothing to do in the day, whereas the 3 ladies had some plans in the morning/afternoon. So we decide to just check-in earlier and laze there while waiting for them to come!



typicalben park regis

Snapping picture with the full length mirror! *clicks*



park regis hotel singapore

The room! Yeah, it's pretty small but decent.



park regis hotel singapore room

Open concept for the washroom basin, which I don't really fancy?



typicalben selfie on bed

Time to rest on the bed! :3



flower cupcakes

No cakes but we went to get cupcakes for them!



cupcakes in flower designs

Not a fan of cupcakes but it's so pretty nonetheless! *.*



typicalben by the window

I love looking out of the window occasionally and watch the world go by. I've decided that my future house will be all transparent, so I can open up my curtain whenever I want to look outside hahaha!



escargot

Went for early dinner with Zj! Escargot for starters!



seafood gratin

My main course, seafood gratin.



seafood gratin ma mason

Looks really good right! I love gratin but this one is a little different from the ones I usually eat.



typicalben fingers june 2014

Finally the ladies arrived! Group photo time! :D



typicalben fingers june 2014

All of us are spending some quality time together! By quality time, I mean eating chips while watching movies throughout the night and half way we went Starbucks to get drinks lololol. Sounds quality to me though.

I just feel that quality time doesn't mean you need to do anything special or what. As long as we are spending the time together with the ones we love, no matter how we spent it, it is considered quality enough already.



angie ting kx making wish

Make a wish, make a wish!



angie ting kx

The ladies with their cupcakes! So glad that they are loving it!



fingers on bed typicalben

My bffs that I always love. Over 10 years of friendship. ♥


-o-"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Family staycation at Festive Hotel

I always cherish the time spent together with my family because living in such an era where everyone is busy with their work and various commitments, sometimes it can be hard for all of us to find a time where everyone can get together.

Sometimes even a proper dinner together is hard to plan already, let alone staycation. Mainly because our dad works as a taxi driver and he's working the night shift, so usually when we came back from school (last time), he had already gone to work. And he used to work everyday except Wednesday, so it's really hard for us to have much time together. I think we couldn't thank him more than enough on how hard he worked to raise us up by himself since my mum is a housewife.

Now that we both have graduated, it's time for us to work hard and let him relax already. I've been saving up for my school fees to return back to him because it really cost a bomb ($24k++) and I think that it's my duty to pay for my school fess and not his. What I'm really happy about is that recently our family have been spending a lot more time together which is really awesome! Cause finally we are pretty free now on weekdays since we graduated and my dad also changed his off days from 1 day (Wednesday) to 2 days (Monday and Tuesday). Ran then suggested a staycation together since we love staycation so much hahaha, where he somehow can get a better deal for it at Festive Hotel, RWS. So off we go! :D


festive hotel rws

I went to do my hair before meeting them and look at them, relaxing in the room without me!



festive hotel rws  toilet

The toilet. Kinda a mandatory shot whenever I stay at any hotel lol.



view from festive hotel res

The view from our hotel room, really pretty. Didn't expect such a nice view though.



PUTIEN Restaurant typicalben family

Dinner time at Putien Restaurant! We waited for almost 30-45mins, finally gotten a table!



PUTIEN Restaurant food

This is delicious! Fresh cockles!



PUTIEN Restaurant food 2

Chicken in fermented soybean paste, if I'm not wrong!



PUTIEN Restaurant food 3

Bitter gourd.



PUTIEN Restaurant food 4

Another veg dish, super yum also.



PUTIEN Restaurant food 5

Hope I'm not making you guys hungry. We also ordered this noodles dish to share!



just like it ice cream res

Then time for dessert! Ice Cream? :D



just like it res interior



typicalben just like it

Asked Ran to help me take pictures with their wallpaper cause it's really cute.



typicalben just like it shot

Another one with Ran's cap cause I was telling him my black cap like blend into the wallpaper hahaha!



just like it res ice cream

Popcorn ice cream with sweet toppings! *.*



hard rock cafe res live band

Ending off the night with live band at Hard Rock Cafe! Mummy's favourite! She have been nagging about wanting to go listen to live band but we always never go with her hahaha. Finally she happy liao hahaha!



hard rock cafe res randy and dad

Ran and dad!



hard rock cafe res

Our view from our seats, like not bad. Not too near or too far, just nice I think.



hard rock cafe res drinks

All our drinks is here!



hard rock cafe wings

I also ordered this buffalo wings for us to snack on! :p

Then that's how the night ended with mum and dad staying for the third set of the live band, and me and Ran went back to the room to wash up after the second set hahaha. Mum is very hyper and excited even when she came back to the room telling us the band is really good. Tbh they are quite good lah. So the next day, upon checking out we went for lunch!


family typicalben pancake res

Lunch time with really bad service though, so I'm not gonna mention their name. >:(



res pancake

I've always feel that making DIY pancakes is very lame hahaha. But since we are there, we must as well try. Like you know a family bonding session where we make pancakes together hahahaha. Gotten banana as our toppings!



pancake family res

The batter is buttermilk and the pancake just taste, normal. Hahaha.



typicalben randy pancake

Ran and me posing for picture, obviously. Cause I can't be holding on to that banana toppings all the way what, and needless to say... I can't be pouring the whole banana toppings onto the pan lol.

I shall go have my dinner and head out to meet Zj for Starbucks. I seriously think Starbucks have the best marketing strategy ever. Now we are trying to get 8 drinks to get the mini Starbucks frap card hahaha. And if you notice some changes to my site, I've more to say on that but I'll leave that to tomorrow k. See you guys again in a bit, yes a bit hahahaha!


-o-"