My Kindle!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sorry for the lack in updates, just got back from my birthday trip to Tokyo with H and it was awesomeeeeee! I can't wait to get down to sorting out the photos and share about the trip! The highlight of our vacation was definitely the FOOD. Good food every single meal, our tummies were spoiled! Quality food makes me happyyyyyy :)))))

Anyway, I've been getting a lot of questions regarding my Kindle so here's a post to answer all your queries for those interested! :)

Firstly, you've to know there are many different types of Kindles in the market catered for different needs. You must know WHY you need a kindle in the first place. There's the Kindle Fire (which has apps, kinda like rival to the iPad), Kindle Keyboard (with a keyboard attached to the reader if you intend to do a lot of typing/add a lot of notes), Kindle Touch (touchscreen), Kindle Basic (with just a scrolling button), etc.

For me, I wanted an e-reader purely for reading so I narrowed it down to the Kindle Basic and Kindle Touch. Upon more research, I decided to get the Kindle Touch with no advertisements because everything is touchscreen nowadays and I don't think I can stand typing using the scrolling button on the basic - it's so slow and frustrating!

This is my Kindle Touch switched off / screensaver mode

It took me quite a while to figure out how to download books, convert books, organise my books into folders, etc. I must say, Google really helped me quite a bit!

Converting your e-books to .mobi
The Kindle Touch supports a lot of formats but some fonts appear too small ('cause of the different formats) so you've to zoom in at every page before you can start reading and that's just plain troublesome. So, convert your e-books!

I'm currently using Calibre to convert all the (free) books I download from .epub to .mobi which is one of the formats that Kindle supports.

This is what I mean:

Downloading books
You can download books from Amazon or any websites that offer free e-books on the www. My friend recommended me Tuebl and I've never purchased a book till date. 'Nuff said.

Why Kindle?
Of course, you don't necessarily have to read from a Kindle, an iPhone or iPad works the same but a Kindle is light, in the perfect size and you don't feel tired holding it in one hand. It fits easily into my handbags and there's no glaring backlight like the iPad so your eyes don't feel tired as easily. The Kindle Touch is exactly like a normal hardcover book which you can't read in the dark. And did I mention that the Kindle Touch can hold up to 3500 books? No more dusty bookshelves! ;)

If there's anything else you would like to know about Kindle Touch, comment away and I'll try my best to answer your questions!

Enough with all the tech talk, let's move on to one of my favourite topics - fashion!
I'm sure you all already know I'm a sucker for details on my clothes, especially back details.
These two outfits from Fash Mob ( have just that! ;)

Cut-out Clover Dress in Rust
I love this dress!
The cutting is fabulous and the light material is perfect for our weather.

Rosa Del Rio Playsuit (Blue)
Playsuits for great for "nothing to wear" days!
The colours on this are dark enough for the approaching fall/winter season
and you can wear it right through to summer 'cause well, it's a playsuit! ;)

Fash Mob is offering $1 off for my readers.
Quote "FMTippytapp" when you place your order! :)

Additionally, mailing listees get FREE normal postage
and if you spend above $80 in a single receipt, you get FREE registered postage.

Follow them at the following medias to receive updates!
Instagram: @fashmob

The woman is the most perfect doll.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

"It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. 
It's all about the individual and personal style, 
wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."
- Alexander McQueen

Still the prettiest cover I have :)

I bought a tassel charm in Tokyo and now my phone is perfect!

And then I got a pair of similar tassel earrings in Taipei 'cause I'm obsessed hahaha

We all need a bustier dress in denim.

Reallyyyyyy love this midi dress with pineapple prints!
Plus the back is so pretty!

Obsessed with baring my back haha.

And now, let me introduce you to a blogshop which has been around for a while 
and they've some really pretty items!
"When in doubt, wear red." - Bill Blass
Erena's Skater Dress which is available here

And this polkadot dress with cut-out back details will be launched tomorrow (15 July)!

The sweet owner of Hers Sincerely, Esther,
is offering a 10% discount for all my readers!
Simply quote "Jessicahs" when you place your order :)

Hers Sincerely!

p/s: In other clothes related news,
I've added a couple of items to SHOPTIPPYTAPP as well ;)

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hello all!
I'm in Frankfurt again and I'll be coming back again next month.
Thank goodness it's not a Sunday or public holiday else 
shopping or any sort of activity wouldn't be made possible.
Nothing much here...only did some light shopping yesterday 
and I'm almost finishing The Hunger Games. 
Can you believe they don't have a Dior store here????!!? 
And the Chanel WOC is out of stock  >:(

Some updates!
H and I have been trying out new food places and there are some hits and misses. 

 Group Therapy 
@ Duxton
OMG the poached eggs with smoked salmon is easily one of the best eggs benedict I've eaten!
Doesn't look much but so, so good!!!
I highly recommend it!

Forty Hands 
@ Yong Siak Street
I've heard a lot about this place from colleagues, pictures on instagram, etc, so one weekend, 
when we woke up late and missed our reservation at Five and Dime,
we headed to Forty Hands.
I must say, I was pretty disappointed.
My truffle sandwich was filling but not fantastic and the toast was kinda hard.
Being a coffee drinker, H said the latte was just average.
The truffle fries were addictive but I don't think we'll be going back anytime soon.

 Beer Thai House
@ Golden Mile Tower
One of our favourite places to go for authentic Thai food!
Extremely spicy so take caution!
We always order the same few dishes -
Basil pork with rice and egg, kailan with roasted pork and tomyum soup,
plus our respective iced milk tea and iced coffee!
I would kill to have it now.
The restaurant has recently expanded, complacency probably, 
the standard of the tomyum soup seemed to have dropped on our last visit :(
It actually tasted kinda fishy (from the octopus or fish I'm not sure).
But the other two dishes are still good :)

@ Vivocity
I was never a fan of those Bugis steamboat restaurants 
'cause I don't usually like the selection 
and the weather's almost always too warm for steamboat anyway! 
But JPOT changed my mind!
I like how I don't have to rub shoulders with the crowd to get my food from the counter 
and I actually have attentive servers attending to me!
Who would've thought!
Plus the soup base is sooooo good!
I had tomyum and I loved it!
Very expensive steamboat but soooo worth it!

The Marmalade Pantry
I remember raving about their Truffled Field Mushroom Risotto sometime back 
because it was out-of-this-world good then.
My recent visit wasn't as satisfying...probably the aroma wasn't as strong as the previous time 
or maybe the servers were kinda distracted and chatting among themselves.
Even H mentioned his Seared Scallop Linguine with Tiger Prawn Bisque 
was extremely different from the last time he had it.
I guess it'll be a longggg time later before we go back again 
and give this place one last chance!

That's all I have today!
Do you have any restaurants you would like to share with me? ;)

Quirky Kwerkee!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

I am sure you girls have heard of Reebonz or even purchased from them before.
For those unsure, Reebonz is actually an online store based in Singapore 
selling luxury goods at up to 70% off retail price!

Lucky us, good things come in pairs! 

Renowned luxury fashion e-tailer Reebonz debuted kwerkee (, 
a website dedicated to all things aesthetically pleasing on 16 April 2012.
With the tagline "Daily Design Sauce", 
kwerkee promises to deliver out-of-this-world home and lifestyle products
all year round for the design-conscious consumer.

A suitcase for a pillow?

Something vintage?

I love these cutlery!

Some unique bottle sealers to get the conversations going?


Very unusual desk lamps

Or how about this?! ;)

Design is a dish best served cool. 
Living up to its name,
Kwerkee presents interesting knick-knacks, hard-to-find design pieces 
and everything else Arty Farty.
They pick out The Queer, The Peculiar & The Bizarre for you, 
then feature them at up to 70% off retail!
They are out to become the city's most imaginative design source. 
To get customers to GRIN daily by becoming the de-facto site for 
interesting and hard-to-find home and lifestyle design pieces.

For the environmentally conscious,
dive into eco-friendly commerce with kwerkee! 
All their items will be shipped to you in biodegradable boxes and paper bags 
with whimsical phrases such as, 
“Caution: May Cause Fits....Of Excitement” 
“Daily Kooky...Best Served Fresh” 
on their packaging.
kwerkee is bound to put a grin on customers' faces when they receive their parcels!

To ensure an interactive experience for the online consumer, 
kwerkee also has a feed tab where users can see in real time
the most popular products on the site. 
Users may also share their favorite items on Facebook 
to make the whole shopping experience more social.

On top of all that they're already offering, 
kwerkee also has a Friend Referral Program!

You can also find them here: 
Twitter: @KwerkeeSocial

Something exciting's brewinggg!
Follow them on Instagram (Kwerkee) to find out what is it!

Membership is FREE and there's FREE delivery to 
Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong!

Wait no longer, JOIN NOW and get kwerkee with me! ;)