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29 September 2016

Starbucks® Teavana™


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I used to be a huge fan of Starbucks when I during my Poly days but I gradually start drinking lesser when I entered the army. Recently, I went for their Teavana® media launch at the Starbucks located at Rochester Mall, which happens to be one of their reserve outlet.

Thanks to Benjamin (@Benvoda) I get to be one of the few lucky people to do a taste test on some of their wide range of Teavana® teas. Lucky for us, we were there early, so we manage to sneak up some good photos before the rest of the media arrive.

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The event was pretty fruitful and interesting one, I was taught about the different taste of their new Teavana® tea series and how we can compliment each of the individual tea with the small bites that Starbucks has to offer. For instance, the Earl Grey Tea would be best complimented with a cheesecake as the taste is pretty mild and balanced so that it will not overpower the taste of the cheesecake. Before this media launch, all I ever drink was either Java Chip or Mocha Frappe. But after tasting their Teavana® series, I'm sold by their fusion Matcha & Espresso. I mean like come on, you get Coffee + Green Tea in 1 drink. WHY NOT RIGHT?!?! And I was told that its their most hot seller cause its super instagrammable.

If coffee and green tea isn't your cup of tea, you can always op for a more refreshing beverage like the Iced Shaken Hibiscuc Tea w/ Pomegranate Pearls. Its pretty refreshing and instantly gives you the perk that you need.

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20 September 2016

Birthday Month



Like I mention at my previous post, I LOVE THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!!! Mainly cuz its my birthday month?!?!?! Quite sad to say, this year is probably the first year where I had so many people celebrating my birthday with me.... So this explains for this post right here, for me to brag it everyone all over the internet.

So it started 2 weeks ago, where my poly year 2/3 friends and I were suppose to meet for lunch at Itacho Sushi. I really didn't expect Audrey to appear cuz she's ALWAYS busy with her dance and work commitments. But she really did surprised me. Hahaha!!! It turned out to be a double celebration for both Garey and me cuz he's flying off to Taiwan for his army training and thus MingLong will be flying off to Australia 2 weeks after him for HIS army training. TSK! (Why they so good one ah?!?! And I got the shitty one like Brunei!!!)

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As we were eating, Audrey surprised us with the cake, and later did we know that she was actually late SUPER late from the meeting time. Hahahah! But nevertheless, I'm glad to see all of them again. :)

The cake we had was from Ming Long's brother's pastry shop. And later we found out that Yan Kay Kay was actually Ming Long's cousin. LOLOLOL! Long story short, we were all quite shock. Hahahaha!!

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We chilled and hangout thereafter at Tapas, drink some mocktail, had some small bites, and soon, we parted. Audrey and Nic went home while Garey, Ming Long and I went ahead to MBS to have some PokemonGO time. LOLOLOL! Guess what happened?!?! We all encountered a Blastoise, both of them caught theirs and Mine ran away. #FML!!!

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[14th Sept 2016]
The following weekday a camp mate of mine messaged to ask me to go nights out with him and my other BMT mates. And guess what?!?! They treated me to a buffet dinner!!! I was super super touched cuz I really didn't expect any of my army mates to celebrate or give me a birthday treat. Eventhough at times my BMT mates treats me like shit but I think they still care?!?!?! Hahaha!

As much as I wanna openly thank them, I decided to plaster my face over them because I'm that obsessed with myself. :)

Thank you Matthew, Jeffrey and Benjamin.

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[16th Sept 2016]
Met up with my ITE Nitec/Secondary school friends. It was a simple dinner filled with fun and laughter which I really enjoyed. I'm so glad that we still manage to keep in contact till date.

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I met Mei Ling and Ain at Orchard Central and we had dinner at 49 Seats, and after which, we had some cakes and bites at Cocoa Colony.

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After which, Ain left cuz a married women gotta do a a married women gotta do. Hahahaha!!! Meiling and I went over to MBS to fetch Zizi and we head back to AMK together to have supper at McDonalds.

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Because not the full crew were present at the same time to take a group photo, this is what I had to do. To edit Zizi inside the one Meiling, Ain and I took before meeting him. Hahahaha!!!

[18th Sept 2016]
I really really love September, everyday felt like my birthday. Hahaha! On the 18th I met up with my ITE Higher Nitec mates. I'm so glad that they took time off their busy schedules just to celebrate my birthday. That, I really appreciate it. I love the fact that the friends that are still with me, we never had any dull moments. Its like, we can meet just once a year and we still have plenty of things to talk about.

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Our initial meeting time was 1.30pm, but I was sooooo late that I end up meeting them at 2pm. Hahahaha!!! :/

Ming Long brought me to Hai Di Lao (I WAS SHOCKED, REALLY!!), and I saw Keekhim and Grace sitting there waiting for my royal arrival. Hahaha! (WHO AM I KIDDING?!?!)

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But really, I was a bit taken a back cuz HDL is so fucking expensive!!! Time passes fast as we were eating and soon the waiter came to me with a tray of cupcakes. Woots! Actually, it was expected cuz before that we were all saying that we're gonna meet up to celebrate my birthday. Hahahah! They are all too old for this "surprise" shit already cuz we've been doing it for the past 5-6 years. And to be honest, even from a Marketing student's perspective, I'm running out of creative surprises. LOLOLOL!!!

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We walked around town, chilled around Starbucks and had some light dinner at Hoshino Coffee located at Dhoby Ghaut. I really like these kind of simple celebrations. Nothing fancy. Just meet up, talk cock, and chill. Hahaha!

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Alright. I'm gonna stop here for now cuz its not my exact birthday yet. I'm gonna write more on my next post cuz one post alone is not enough to express my gratitude to all my friends. (:

12 September 2016

Hello September

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Well more than half a year have gone by just like that we're at September already. can you even believe it?!?!?! Anyway, September is probably by far my favourite month of the year cuz its my birthday month!!! I'm super excited cuz my dad is getting me the new iPhone as a birthday present! YAY ME! Not sure which one should I get though, the new matte and jet black looks nice, but deep down I know I'm still a colourful person. Hahah!!

So anyways, this month is pretty chill, I've been claiming off's from my camp like every week cuz my camp is currently involve in some other shit which I don't really care about. LOL!

A friend of mine recently asked me this question: So Don, what are you gonna do after this?
It got me thinking really. Hard enough till I'm really scared of not knowing what to do cuz I've never really thought about it. And now that I've only left around 1 years to finish serving my 2 years of army, I can't help but to constantly think about it.

I've never really told anyone about what I wanna do in the future. The excuse I always give is... I'm not sure, I still have no idea. Studying Uni could be an issue cuz I'm not financially stable to support myself. Plus, I don't really have the feel for studying anymore... For what I know, I have a Marketing diploma, and I'm really passionate in the Arts & Media industry. Fashion, Photography, and Styling to be exact. So after talking to Nicole (nicolelowyx) & Audrey (Ohdreyy) recently, I've finally made a decision and set a goal to go for what we've talked about. Perhaps in the future, I'll make it big. :)
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