Poonnatasha – Dance to Dream, Dream to Dance

Hey lovelies!

Dancing has always been a passion for Natasha. To me she has the talent too!

When she was 8 years old she signed up for her school Talentime, she came up with her own choreograph and performed ‘Price Tag by Jessie J’. She has no background in dancing or anyone to guide her on dance moves. I feel very proud of her she was brave enough to go up stage to perform infront of the whole school.

 

 

She loves watching movies which has a dance theme, no prizes for guessing what her favourite movie is – Step up. Yes she caught all 5 films.

I’m the type of mother who doesn’t believe in forcing my child to take up an extra curricular activity or to cultivate one. To me its all about whether she is interested or not. No point forcing her to pick up an activity she has zero interest, this will end up being a chore.

Mid this year she suddenly told me she wants to learn dancing the proper way. She did her own research and signed up at Step Studio for ‘Waacking’ & ‘Popping’ dance classes. Natasha had so much fun during the course, she always looks forward to her next class. The teachers are really passionate, patient and attentive. That is what fuels her too.

 

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Seeing her enjoying herself so much and having so much fun makes me smile and feel happy for her. So when she asked if she could take up personal 1-1 classes for street jazz I agreed without hesitation even though knowing its not going to be cheap. Studies are already so stressful, dancing is her way of destressing and meditation.

 

 

Dancing causes a natural high. With the right beat and the right people a good dance can take you right to the top.

 

 

Yes she still has a long way to go before mastering the moves, but behind every young child who believes in herself is a parent who believed FIRST.

Thank you for reading.

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Taipei Theme Cafe – Alice Is Coming

Hi Lovelies

Having heard so much hype about the theme cafe – Alice is Coming in Taipei I had to check it out during one of my recent trip to Taipei.

Alice is Coming is located at Ximending MRT Exit 3 opposite FE21 Shopping Mall, on the 2nd storey of a shop house.

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After Exiting, walk straight down the road and you will see it
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From the outside it doesn’t look very fancy

Once you step through the doorway your immediately transported to another fantasy world just like how Alice was after falling through the rabbit hole.

The Cafe is beautiful decorated, like a page out of the story book. Makes me feel am indeed in wonderland.

 

 

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We ordered an Afternoon Tea Set – NT860 (ca. SGD40) consisting of 2 sandwiches, 2 croissants, seasonal fruits, scone, macaron, fruit tarts, crepe cake, cup cake, creme brulee, swiss roll and choice of 2 drinks. Not a bad deal for SGD40 but, well they are pretty and definitely instagrammable but unfortunately doesn’t taste as good as it looks.

The matcha red bean crepe was too dry, the cream could be ‘flaked out’, the pastries and sandwiches seems to have been sitting out far too long thus loosing its moisture and freshness, Creme Brulee was watery and not firm. Only the fruit tarts and seasonal fruits were more appetizing.

 

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The saving grace was the aromatic Rose Latte.

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We went down on a week day so the place wasn’t crowded, but if you plan to visit during the weekend do make a reservation.

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Is the cafe worth a visit? Definitely YES, let out your inner child and have some fun at Alice is Coming.

You don’t have to order food just get a drink instead and chill. I would suggest going there when they open at 11.30am so you can the whole place to yourself to take loads of photo.

Thank you for reading.

Bangkok ~ Talad Neon

Hey Lovelies!

Today I want to share with you my recent visit to Bangkok’s new downtown night market ~ Talad Neon owned by the same owner of Platinum Mall.

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Neon Trees @ Talad Neon

Talad Neon is located next to The Berkeley Hotel between Phetchaburi Road Soi 23 and 29, opens Thu-Sun 17.00-00.00.

A cool hipster night market that not only showcases apparrels, accessories of all sorts, handmade crafts, food stalls all under the rainbow  coloured tents and containers but as well as food trucks too!

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Handmade Chocoloates
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Containers Converted to Bars
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Travelling VW Street Bar

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Things that are a must try::
The Shrimping ~ their grilled pork (succulent, juicy, BBQ to the right texture); butter garlic prawns and cheesy prawns are yummilicious too!

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The Shrimping
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The Shrimping ~ Chefs @ Work
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The Shrimping ~ Grilled Pork
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The Shrimping ~ Grilled Cheesy Prawns

The Jelly and Jello ~ my gal love it (of course hers is without the Vodka shot just jello only)

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It’s all MINE

Next to the Jelly and Jello stall is a stall that sells all sorts grilled shellfish and freshly shuckled oysters…

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Freshly Shuckled Oysters
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Grilled Butter Garlic Scallops

Smoke Monster ~ flavoured crackers with nitrogen and toppings::

Frozen Beer::


Popsciles (besides the usual soft drink Flavours, there’s a stall selling Thai Milk Tea flavour and coconut) ~ this is how you should eat popscile so they don’t drop onto your shirt.


There are alot of benches scattered around so you can buy your food from the different stalls and have a small picnic. The place is spacious enough for you to walk around without being bumped into (you know what I mean).
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That’s a wrap on my food adventure at Talad Neon. Hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed sharing.

You should definitely check-out during your next trip to Bangkok!
Have fun!

Tony Moly I’m Real Avocado Mask Sheet

Hi Lovelies!

Sheet masks have got to be one of the best beauty inventions. I’m a big fan of sheet masks as they are so easy to use and convenient. They are perfect to pack inside your carry-on for a long flight to combat the dry air experienced at such a high altitude, giving you a nourished glow.

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Try and Review sent me a sample of Tony Moly I’m Real Avocado Mask Sheet to try. The Avocado Mask Sheet has a sweet and subtle scent that isn’t too overpowering.

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I used the mask during my recent short-haul flight as I wanted to feel refreshed when I land. It works wonders I felt my face was rejuvenated and awake. My skin feels moisturized giving me a radiant and glowing look.

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Its a good quick fix mask for dull or dry skin. No rinsing and no mess. You can keep them in the fridge for a chilled effect when you apply them.

Give it a try you might just like it.

Power Dresses That Are Geared Up For Success


It’s no coincidence that powerful and successful women never (or rarely ever) look disheveled when they are at their work spaces. They are always well-put together and exude a positive aura of being capable and and serious about their work. 

While physical appearance might not be everything, it definitely plays a significant role in helping you excel in your career. The right outfit can give you the confidence boost you need to reach your goals and may even influence your bosses’ and co-workers’ perceptions of your personality and suitability for hire or promotion. 


Shop these eight power dresses that are geared for success at Nan_Z.

Thank you for reading.

 

Date Night – Red & White Party

Hi Lovelies!

For date night last week we attended the Red & White Party hosted by Mediacorp to celebrate all things uniquely Singaporean in conjunction with Singapore’s Birthday next week on 9 August.

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Dressed in Red & White Theme

 

We had loads of fun from dancing to taking photos at the photobooth, meeting the cast from Tanglin, the DJs from Class 95 and Gold90.5. I even manage to catch up with a friend whom I have not met for years. Unexpectedly formed new friendship with a bunch of lovely and fun ladies!

 

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We got photo-bombed

A not so quiet date night but most importantly we had fun been a long time since we last went partying.

Thank you for reading, more photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ShenWendys/photos/?tab=album&album_id=938242969620384

Flower Power ~ Kailijumei Lipstick

Hi Lovelies!

Am sure by now you have heard and seen the latest beauty obsession that has taken the internet by storm ~ the Kailijumei jelly lipsticks embedded with dried flowers, flecked with gold and infused with an aromatic scent.

These lippies reminds me of the glass encased rose in the movie Beauty & the Beast. The dried flower floats mysteriously in the middle of the lipstick. 


The lipsticks are clear until you put them on, when they turn a glossy shade of pink. The Kailijumei lippies offer a natural but glossy pink shine and the color changes depending on the temperature of your body.

I tried it out and here’s the result. I’m most satisfied with Barbie Doll Powder the pink is darker and more prominent.

Different shades of pink

The color stays on after you wipe off with a tissue giving you a lip stain effect. Cool isn’t it?

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Currently Kailijumei lipsticks comes in 3 shades – Orange Fruit (minute maid), Barbie Doll Powder and Red Flames. Their latest edition is Dream Purple.

They are hard to get but definitely worth trying to get your hands on them as they are so gorgeous. You can order them from Zalora HK website. 

Good luck  and have fun lovelies!

Sunday Morning Date

Hi Lovelies!

Have a new routine on Sundays which is bringing my gal for private tuition which last about 2hours so what do we do? My man and I went cafe exploring of course!

Our first exploration led us to Atlas Coffeehouse situated along Bukit Timah Road.

 
 
The interior decor is simple yet classy and oozes a zen effect – cement polished finishings on one side and jaggered tiles on the other. Natural daylight spills in from the full height glass windows creating a warm and cozy ambience. Staff are friendly, jovial and the barista is really pretty too (sorry didn’t take a picture of her too shy to do it).

  
They have a decent selection on the menu and the serving are quite well proportioned. 

 

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We are both bacon lovers so naturally we chose “BBQ Bacon Baked Beans on Toast” for him and “Buttermilk Waffles with Candied Bacon & Vanilla Ice Cream” for me.

 

  

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Buttermilk Waffles with Candied Bacon & Vanilla Ice Cream

The texture of the waffles reminds me of A&W~ Crispy on the outside moist and fluffy on the inside. The fusion combination of savoury and sweet played out well and had me licking my plate clean.

 

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We both had cappuccinos and was pleasantly surprised that we had different coffee art isn’t that cool?

   

   
I would say this is a good find and I’m definitely coming back again to try out the other waffles combination.

Thank you for reading.

Atlas Coffeehouse is located on 6 Duke’s Road, opens Tue-Sun from 8am to 7pm.

P.S. If you want to get a table go early when we left at 9ish the place was packed to the brim.

  

Monochromatic Monday – Fashion Diaries 

Happy Monday Lovelies!

I love how black and white looks chic, elegant and spells class. Plus it never goes out of style!

The cut-in shoulder blouse has a great silhouette with a fitted bust and goes well with a pencil skirt giving you a feminine yet professional look!

I added black and white patterned shoes for even more of an effect.

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Outfit:: Cut-in Shoulder Blouse by Nanz

Shoes:: Alegra Singapore

Chic Friday :: Simple Style for a Gorgeous Look 

Hello Lovelies its Friyay! I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend to spend time with my girl. 

Business-Casual “Casual-Fridays” can mean different things to different companies but no matter what the company save those jean shorts, tattered jeans, crop tops, flip-flops and sneakers only for the weekend.

To me “Casual-Fridays” means slightly more casual/relaxed than Professional Business wear but one must still look chic and stylish.

I teamed a solid coloured ankle pants with a bold red checkered top. I have a habit of colour  coordinate my shoes and accessories. For footwear, I wore a pair of red chaine patent flatties which matches my top. 

  
  
   

Thank you for reading.

Outfit:: Checkered Top & Ankle Pants by Nanz   
Shoes:: Red Chaine Patent Flatties by Alegra Singapore

Accessories:: Bracelet – Tory Burch; Earring & Rings – Chanel