Meow Meow Face

I came across a wonderful little cat face purse in Bugis Street one day but was disappointed that the store didn’t have stock for the particular shade that I wanted… and so I forayed into the world of Taobao, also known as the Chinese answer to Amazon. It has everything! I found the cat face purse I wanted and even got this pair of simple black socks and cheap oxford heels I’m wearing from that amazing site.

In fact, Taobao was a godsend to the socks obsession I’ve been having recently, so you might see quite a few outfits featuring super cute socks in the near future. :)

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.

I decided to go with a simple silhouette and colour palette to better highlight my awesome purse, but then I realised that I didn’t have a pair of comfy black shoes for walking about. That problem was later rectified by a visit to, you guessed it, Taobao. (I’m not obsessed, I can quit anytime I want to. I swear.)

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo black bratop camisole, La Foret polka dot ruffled skirt from Tokyo, Taobao black socks, Taobao brown oxford heels, Taobao cat face purse, Gap black glasses, black and gold necklace from Bangkok.The printed cat face is more defined than my actual face. X3

From where I stand: brown oxford heels.

 

OUTFIT
Bratop from Uniqlo
Skirt from La Foret
Glasses from Gap
Necklace from Bangkok
Cat face bag from Taobao
Socks from Taobao
Oxford heels from Taobao

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National Museum: Masak Masak My Childhood

I visited the National Museum for Children’s Season with Ade and Puey recently, and it was so fun! Featuring contemporary interpretations of some of our childhood games, Masak Masak is a free exhibit that runs for about another week till 3 August 2014. I’d never used the term ‘masak masak’ before, so I had to look it up online (I was obviously not a kid prone to role-playing):

Masak-masak

  • Original Meaning: Cooking (Malay)
  • Alternate Meaning: Playing toys

Little girls love to pretend to cook with toys utensils, but over the time, “masak-masak” is generally used to describe children playing with their toys.

It also can be used as a reference to describe a serious matter, as in this is not “masak-masak” (this is not a play thing or this is no laughing matter) -Remember Singapore

First, an outfit by one of the dreamy interactive chalk walls on the rooftop of the museum- I broke out this floral jumpsuit I got four years ago in Tokyo and never wore since because I couldn’t be bothered to fix the broken strap till recently. In my defense, it was difficult finding the perfect pair of dark metal hoops to replace the cheap plastic that broke.

Anyway! I was super excited to wear my brand new Jeffrey Campbell boots thanks to the awesome Chictopia shop! I loved it. Jeffrey Campbell heels are widely lauded for being comfortable, and it was. Heels usually cut into my toes since I have wide feet, but this… this was heaven. The tapered point of this pair was wide enough to comfortably fit all my toes without sacrificing its outward aesthetics, and the make was such a beauty to behold. The only discomfort I felt was due to the steep angle I was yet unused to walking at, and even that only emerged a lot later than I expected any pain to surface when wearing heels of that height. I actually did an unboxing video but had to scrap it because it turned out to be a whole lot of me sputtering gibberish at how pretty everything was. ♥

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Jeffrey Campbell Cash boots in brown from Chictopia, Uniqlo airism white bratop, La Foret floral jumpsuit, T-shirt & Jeans geometric patterned backpack, Gap black rimmed glasses. Photo by Ade.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Jeffrey Campbell Cash boots in brown from Chictopia, Uniqlo airism white bratop, La Foret floral jumpsuit, T-shirt & Jeans geometric patterned backpack, Gap black rimmed glasses. Photo by Ade.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo airism white bratop, La Foret floral jumpsuit, T-shirt & Jeans geometric patterned backpack, Gap black rimmed glasses. Photo by Ade.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Jeffrey Campbell Cash boots in brown from Chictopia, Uniqlo airism white bratop, La Foret floral jumpsuit, T-shirt & Jeans geometric patterned backpack, Gap black rimmed glasses. Photo by Ade.

2014-07-13 17.53.49_1Yay pretty boots!

Puey, Ren, and Ade posing with chalk drawings at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.I added rain to the existing umbrella drawing, and we created a hat just for Ade. :D

Photo by Ade.Ade felt that I needed to out-hat the hat we drew. XD

Puey, Ren, and Ade posing with chalk drawings at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.

Puey, Ren, and Ade posing with chalk drawings at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.Puey looks fabulous!

The museum’s front lawn has inflatable mockups of some of our favourite old playgrounds:

Ren, Puey, and Ade posing in front ofPuey, Ren, and Ade posing with chalk drawings at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.

Animated gif of Ren and Puey in front of an inflatable plastic mockup of Singapore's iconic dragon playground atPuey, Ren, and Ade posing with chalk drawings at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Ade.You might find this dragon familiar if you remember this outfit post at the real playground.

Photo of Ade and Puey posing in front of an inflatable plastic mockup of a watermelon see-saw at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.Ade and Puey nibbling at imaginary watermelons.

Photo of Ren at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Ade.Perfect museum day.

We had way too much fun playing a reverse version of gigantic five stones. It was one of my favourite games as a child:

Animated gif of Ade and Puey interacting with five stones at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.

Animated gif of Ren interacting with five stones at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Ade.

Playing with a contemporary interactive take on the traditional five stones game at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Ade.

There was also an area for kids to explore the mechanical side of things. Needless to say, we got sucked into all its activities:

Interactive play area at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.

IMG_2800Puey and I had a hard time trying to accomplish the goal of getting this contraption to pick its nose.

2014-07-13 15.22.52_1Awesome intricate toilet paper roll cut-outs I’d only ever seen online!

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Digital light painting at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.Digital light painting.

Ren in front of a cardboard dragon playground mockup at the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore. Photo by Ade.Another dragon mockup made out of cardboard.

Cardboard playground for the Masak Masak exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.Silly friends be silly.

It was a good day.

 

OUTFIT
Tank top from Uniqlo
Floral jumpsuit from La Foret
Jeffrey Campbell Cash boots from Chictopia
Glasses from Gap
Hat from Taobao
Backpack from T-shirt & Jeans

Photos of me were taken by Ade.

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Colouring the Sky

I discovered a sky gymnasium in the neighbourhood recently, and it was such a cool idea! Too bad that it’s in a country that is hot and humid when it isn’t raining. Still, I love the idea. I wore green and purple to Aunty Serene’s for a food photography project I started a while ago, mainly to complement my new quirky socks that Ti had gotten for me from his trip to Korea. I think I’m beginning to shift my tights obsession to a socks obsession… XD

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo green bratop, Forever 21 orchid denim cut-off shorts, Ggorangnae green and purple socks, Cotton On tan lace-up shoes, Bunnigea green cloud brooch, Mouth Valley blue lace cardigan, Innisfree pouch, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Gap black rimmed glasses.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo green bratop, Forever 21 orchid denim cut-off shorts, Ggorangnae green and purple socks, Cotton On tan lace-up shoes, Bunnigea green cloud brooch, Mouth Valley blue lace cardigan, Innisfree pouch, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Gap black rimmed glasses.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo green bratop, Forever 21 orchid denim cut-off shorts, Ggorangnae green and purple socks, Cotton On tan lace-up shoes, Bunnigea green cloud brooch, Mouth Valley blue lace cardigan, Innisfree pouch, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Gap black rimmed glasses.

Outfit of the day (#ootd): Uniqlo green bratop, Forever 21 orchid denim cut-off shorts, Ggorangnae green and purple socks, Cotton On tan lace-up shoes, Bunnigea green cloud brooch, Mouth Valley blue lace cardigan, Innisfree pouch, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Gap black rimmed glasses.

Combining my love of eating photography and Aunty Serene’s love of making incredibly nommy noms, I present to you the Nomstop Bakery. The project also allows technologically-confused Aunty Serene to check out the amazing baking community that exists online via Instagram, which is a good thing for her in my opinion. Then again, I think that the internet is a good thing for a lot of things.

As usual, I raided her house and my outfit for suitable props for this wonderful Apple Cinnamon Bread she concocted.

The nommilicious Strawberry Jelly Cheesecake that started it all.

Follow us on Instagram @nomstopbakery
And if you haven’t already, my personal one @pupuren :)

 

OUTFIT
Top from Uniqlo
Cardigan from Mouth Valley
Shorts & earrings from Forever 21
Socks from Ggorangnae
Shoes from Cotton On
Brooch from Bunnigea
Glasses from Gap
Purse from Innisfree

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