Friday, August 01, 2014

Annie Leibovitz exhibition + LE NOIR

Let me update a little before I sleep! Everything has been going well for me, and I hope it's the same for you guys too! Went to Marina Bay Sands the other day for LE NOIR performance and as I had some time on hand before it starts, I decided to go for a quick photography exhibition by Annie Leibovitz over at the ArtScience Museum which I really love in the end.


typicalben mbs

Top: Wearing Ran's which he brought from London - Pants: Uniqlo - Shoes: H&M - Bag: Eastpak



typicalben ootd mbs

Standing shot with all the lotus flowers at the back.



typicalben zebra print top

Close up of my shirt. Super quirky with zebras all over it.



annie leibovitz exhibition poster

Stepped into the ArtScience Museum.



annie leibovitz exhibition tickets

And gotten the tickets for Annie Leibovitz's exhibition.



annie leibovitz exhibition



annie leibovitz exhibition 1

Wasn't allowed to take any pictures inside the exhibition and this was an accidental shot that I took on my phone while I was sitting down, watching videos talking about Annie Leibovitz's photographs and her life stories.



annie leibovitz exhibition quote

Before leaving the exhibition, I saw this quote and felt super relatable to what I'm doing now.

Because from the start, blogging and updating all my social media is already part of my life. So I don't consider them as a separate thing because this is what I love to do and I do not need another 'life' for it. #reallylovethisquote



PIZZERIA MOZZA menu

Went to Pizzeria Mozza for late lunch!



PIZZERIA MOZZA appetisers



PIZZERIA MOZZA starters

Food is here!!!



PIZZERIA MOZZA drinks

My drink which I couldn't really remember what I had already.



PIZZERIA MOZZA

Pizza which I felt is way too salty for my liking.



PIZZERIA MOZZA dessert

Dessert!



le noir

Went for LE NOIR performance afterwards and it was pretty amazing.

They actually sent me a pair of tickets for the show (thank you so much!!), which I gave it to my mum and grandma to watch instead because even before they sent me the tickets, me and my friends have already bought it for the show. So I asked my mum to bring my grandma to go watch, which I'm really glad that they did because they really enjoyed themselves a lot and kept praising to me and my family on how good the show was after that. #happytoseemyfamilymembersbeinghappy



typicalben randyys with poster

I know this is random but ending off with a picture of me and Ran posing with our poster outside Cleo Hair & Make. Goodnight guys, it's 3am now and I still gotta wake up early later! *jumps straight to bed*


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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!


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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. ♥


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