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Fine Nights

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It was my first time at UBS Command House last week. We were there to co-organize “The Business Times Wine Challenge – CEOs’ Choice”. In partnership with UBS, the wine awards is in its second year.  Wine merchants and distributors participated in this challenge by submitting their top wines for shortlisting. 10 finalists were then narrowed down by a panel of CEOs cum judges during this event.

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Initially, I was not really looking forward to this event because honestly, the focus was on wine tasting and appreciation which I have zero interest in. I have no qualms against drinking alcohol, whenever I drink beer or wine I just don’t find the experience enjoyable. Based on personal experiences, I don’t think alcohol has the effect of making me more talkative or sociable. Instead, I become more sluggish and will not contribute anything substantial to a conversation haha.

The whole experience didn’t turn out as boring as I thought it would be though. I figured that a little wine knowledge and occasional exposure to wine etiquette goes a long way in this profession. Also, I was given an impromptu opportunity to interview some of the CEOs (e.g. Richard Eu of Eu Yan Sang, Michael Su of Pontiac Land and Susan Lim of ARA Trust Management) to share some of their opinions and insights about the entire judging process. I adore the fact that most of them were engaging, friendly and down-to-earth people.

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Lingering On

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This picture of the sunset was taken sometime back. It was about 6pm and I remember lazing on my couch enjoying this special moment. The horizon was of a fine golden tint, changing gradually to streaks of apple-green hues and from that a deep blue. At that moment, I felt like I witnessed something so magical and it was played for me to see only. I know you must be thinking, “Wah, she got alot of time to lie down and enjoy sunset hor?” I think so too.

Over the past two months of leading life as a fresh graduate, I could afford to be a professional bummer. Every aspect of my routine was relishing this carefree life. I could open my eyes at 8am and drift back into my action-packed dream without giving two hoots about the time.  I knew the forthcoming 9 to 5 grind. My reality will soon be boxed into a 6 by 3 foot cubicle and when Friday finally rolls around, I can barely muster up energy to thank god for it.

This break is all coming to an end. I’ll miss leading life this way. 3.more.days….

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and I’ll call this place my new home! Good thing is, this job scope will give me the opportunity to be part of exciting marketing projects. Hang on tight, cos I’m in for a roller coaster ride…In front of me lies many learning opportunities and new relationships, with statements made in the interview process still ringing in my ears. It is true that the first three months of any job are an extension of the interview process which means…..I need to be on my game from Day 1 *pats the dust off my Jean Grey suit*

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Wishing all my Muslim friends a joyous Selamat Hari Raya!!!! The streets along Geylang Serai were buzzing with so much activities, food variety and colors when I was there last evening. Speakers were blasted with calls of goods on discount and the charcoal smoke intensified the festive mood in this area. I also discovered that my favorite go-to stall for chilled teh-terik drinks – Mr Teh Tarik has a entire coffeeshop at this area. Cool beans…

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The focus of this picture is of course, not my face but my mole. I think it is growing bigger day by the day and it calls for a serious concern. Ok alright, the focus is on my blusher actually. I like to spend a few minutes here raving about my favorite Watercolor Blusher (in Cherub shade) from Daniel Sandler. I’ve been using the 15ml bottle for close to 5-6 months already and there’s still quite a bit of product left. It comes in a fluid, watery consistency. Simply dab a few dots on your cheeks and blend. The resulting look is fresh and natural on my fishball-cheeks. Try it!! I’m not sure if any store in Singapore stocks this brand but you can get it online.

I got mine from FeelUnique.com. Free shipping worldwide! (on orders above $20)

And with that, I shall embrace the final moments of freedom and head for an afternoon swim. Have a long awesome weekend, everyone!

Spaces of Places

How time passes so quickly…I recall dwelling over a long list of never-ending to-dos on Sunday night, wondering if I could ever complete them within two days and I did!! However, the most pressing task of sourcing for a CNET event venue happening in January’13 is still left unchecked.

Of all the variables  that can make or break an event, the venue is quite possibly the most important one. We thought of the traditional hotel ballrooms, swanky bars, spaces nestled among lush greenery, fine dining areas and even museums but each option had its own limitations.

Jubilee Hall @ Gardens by The Bay is unavailable on our preferred dates..

The White Rabbit has an impressive outlook but feels more suitable for weddings.

And of course, we can’t miss out the classic, spacious hotel ballrooms…

On a more positive note, I stumbled upon The Star Gallery today. At first glance, it definitely does feel more modern, vibrant and inviting compared to the rest. I didn’t even know this place exists until Dad briefly mentioned about it. Let’s hope things go well with this one.