My boyfriend/fiancé the stalker

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

4 Januarys ago, I received a text from H asking, "Why didn't you reply my messages for the past year?"

Yes, it wasn't a love at first sight affair for the both of us.

Or rather, for me.

Like many other couples, H and I first knew about each other's existence when we were in school (Singapore Polytechnic). (Note: existence. We were never friends.) For the entire 3 years in school, we were never in the same class nor did academic studies allow us to cross paths. We were taking the same course (Business Administration) but we were in different batches (he's in A and I'm in B) so we did not even attend lectures in the same hall.

But of course I noticed him around school. New school, new environment, my new friends and I were checking out guys from day 1 of orientation to food court 6 to corridors and during lectures. H was spotted by one of my friends whose friend told her that he's from China. That's when I first noticed him. Nope, he was not my eye candy. Haha! When I was 17, I was into guys with slits as eyes and H's eyes are too big, he didn't fit my criteria hahahaha!

One of H's friends (S) was interested in my friend (E) then. So one day, they walked past my group of girlfriends and I when we were standing outside the lecture hall. Apparently the conversation between S and H went something like this:

S: That's the E I'm telling you about.
H: She's not my type, the skinny one is.
S: Huh but she's a Malay right?
H: Malay your head.

So H said he knew then that the tanned, scrawny and ugly girl was going to be his wife one day (dunno true or not cause he always feeds me with gibberish). And he always praises himself for being farsighted for spotting a potential "swan".

But he very thick-skinned la. He asked S to ask E about me and added me on Friendster (please don't ask me what's Friendster. I know I'm ancient don't remind me) and MSN. BUT I was newly attached then to my ex-boyfriend so I thought he will give up and all but NOOOOOOO he sent me messages on Friendster every now and then (which I duly ignored. I had a boyfriend, hello???). Once he sent me a message asking my ex-boyfriend and I to go down to XXX place to support him for a singing competition. Like, ?????????

I ignored that message too.

I'm relieved I didn't go because after we got together, I realised singing is not one of H's strongest point.

Now you must be thinking I'm a very rude person, ignoring all his friendly messages. But one thing you must know about me is - I'm a very faithful partner and a logical person who doesn't enjoy doing things to lead another male on when I'm in a committed relationship. Additionally, we were Never friends and we Never hanged out before so is he weird or what?!

But I do entertain him once in a bored while on MSN chatting over meaningless topics.

He still talked to me when he had a girlfriend...
...and then they broke up.
...I was still in my relationship...
and finally I broke up with my ex-boyfriend.

H got wind of that very quickly and he acted swiftly because the next thing I know, he was asking me out on MSN.

He picked me up from my home one night and we went to Swensen's at Holland V for ice-cream. And then we went out a second time which probably wasn't that memorable because I can't recall anything about it hahaha! (Okay, I asked H and he said we went to Sushi Tei at Holland V. I'm sure you can tell by now how into me he was/is. *raises eyebrow*)

And that was it.

We never went out again.
Neither did we talk again after the second date.

I know that's not what you were expecting.

I guess I just wasn't THAT interested at that point in time what with me trying to mend a broken heart and having the option to date openly.

H probably did try to talk to me after the second date but I guess he wasn't buzzing as loudly as the other bees around me.

...And so came the text message slightly more than a year later in January 2010 - "Why didn't you reply my messages for the past year?"

He requested to meet for dinner in SIM before our classes start (it was his last semester in UOL and my first in RMIT). I said okay, but stood him up at the last minute because I wasn't feeling well that day, overslept, and I was already late for class.

Where did this man get his perseverance from, I had no idea then. And I must say he really does handle rejections and ignorance very well.

Because after I stood him up for dinner, he initiated to send me home after class that night (SIM is in the West, I stay North and he stays South. Crazy is the only word to describe him because he has to travel a huge circle every school night before reaching home)...

...and then for the many nights after... Till I graduated.

After one long grandmother story and six years after he first laid eyes on me, we are finally a couple! *throws confetti*

I know you guys are more happy for him than for me after reading this, as were all his friends after they heard the news because...

We all have to learn something from each story told, as that's what stories are meant for, no? So kids, what did you learn from this story?

Hard work and perseverance DO pay off.

#OOTD: White Balloon

Sunday, 22 September 2013

What I wore the other day for a very much needed 
hair pampering session (cut + colour + treatment) at Essensuals @ Bugis.

Haven't seen Wayne, the best hairstylist, in 2 months 
and he had all his hair chopped off for reservist!
I'm not very used to seeing him with that little hair haha.

Beside taking care of my tresses, 
they also fed me well with a box of mooncakes specially hand delivered to me.
Thank you Bryan for the sweet gesture :)

New food haunts!

Friday, 20 September 2013

I always make it a point to visit new cafes for brunches over the weekend 
because eggs play a very important role in my life.

I cannot live without it.

Jasmine and I visited the Selfish Gene Cafe on a Saturday 
and we were lucky to get seats right away! 
Probably because we were there pretty late, think 1.30pm?

Jasmine had the bagel with scrambled eggs 

I was feeling greedy so I had the Breakfast Plate!

I'm not usually a fan of scrambled eggs because a lot of places
don't cook it the way I like it so I avoid ordering it.
Since scrambled eggs make up a huge part of Selfish Gene Cafe's menu, 
I guess that was what prompted me to order it.

And I'm glad I did!
The eggs were done perfectly and it wasn't too creamy or watery.
In fact, I enjoyed my entire plate of food thoroughly!

If I have to name a favourite item on the plate, it would definitely be the brioche!
It was toasted on the outside, so soft on the inside and tasted pretty sweet!

Food was reasonably priced as well!

Selfish Gene Cafe
40 Craig Road
Singapore 089678
+65 6423 1324
Closed on Tuesdays

Ever since my first bite of it in London,
unknowingly it became one of my favourite food
and I miss having it every now and then.

To hunt down the best places for scones,
we started by going to one of the best - Fosters Steakhouse at Holland Village.

We ordered a high tea set for one person to share and an additional pot of tea.
Comes with butter, jam and clotted cream.

The scones were served warm, a little too crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.
Not too bad but definitely not the best I've had.
On the other hand, the slice of cake in the background was really good!
I cannot be sure of the flavour but it was sweet with savoury bits!

And a pot of English Breakfast to go along.

Available daily from 3pm-6pm but especially crowded on weekends.

Fosters Steakhouse
277 Holland Avenue (Holland Village)
Singapore 278994
+65 6466 8939

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

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#OOTD: Sunday Best

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Today's full outfit details.
Would you guys prefer to see a full entry like this or just a picture per outfit?
Taking details like these frustrates H to no end 
because I need at least 20 shots per detail.
He gets annoyed after the third shot usually hahahaha!

Anyway, I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this dress!!!
The material is of thick superb quality and it is a great weekend dress!
Also perfect for weddings, events and functions!
We've decided to share it with you girls on TIPPYJESS :)
Available via preorder here:

p/s: updated SHOPTIPPYTAPP with some outfits you saw on my Instagram!

Now we're in Furano!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

For my first entry on my Hokkaido trip, please click here.

Soooo, after Lake Toya, our next destination was to Furano for the lavender farm! We had given up at this point and took cabs everywhere we went .____. There was no free shuttle from the hotel to the train station (but there is one to Sapporo) and to save all that hassle, we took a cab JUST so we can make it in time for the train to Furano. If we missed that, it's gonna be a few hours' wait .____.

One last shot of the serene Lake Toya before we left.
By the way, the tatami styled bed was very comfortable!

What the view outside of the train looked like most of the journey.

#OOTD while on transit at Takikawa Station

We stayed at the New Furano Hotel which was quite a distance away from the train station.
Not that we had a choice because most hotels were fully booked during that season.
If you ever visit this little town, I highly recommend the Natalux Hotel.
It is situated right in front of the train station and very accessible to eateries and the likes.
Best for travellers who are not intending to drive in Hokkaido.
And the exterior looks very new and nice!
I guess it's probably the nicest hotel in Furano.

No shelter in sight and may I add, it was SCORCHING HOT.

"Best milk ice-cream"
H had in a small Royce cafe.
Perfect for the weather.

So we rented a bike and explored this little town on wheels

Settled dinner at a little ramen joint

Hokkaido's famous for miso ramen so I had that!

H's ramen with a generous serving of seafood and it was good!

Then we took a longggggggggggggggggggggg
and slow walk back to our hotel.
Because there was no more bus.
Our dinner was digested by the time we reached the room.

Thankfully it was chilly after the sun set!

Next morning!!!
We woke up full of hope and excitement to visit Farm Tomita!!!


We took the 8:xx am bus (which came late) 
which was supposed to take us direct to Farm Tomita.
But the driver said it doesn't.
We checked the bus schedule, checked with the tourist information 
and everything was correct but the driver insisted that he wasn't going to the farm .____. 

So we took a cab.
The taxi driver was the same lady who sent us to our hotel the day before.
She very kindly fed us with information about Furano 
and pointed out places of interest as we travelled along.
It took us around 10 minutes to reach the farm?
Not too far!

(love the lilac scooter!)

The colours were the most vibrant I've seen.
The blue carpet above us paired with the beautiful greens,
and field after field of purple lavender with the mountains as backdrop.
The smell was divine!

This was the highlight of our trip and it was so worth it.

I don't know how H managed to open his eyes.
He looks normal in all the pictures!

Farm Tomita doesn't grow sunflowers so we walked over to Choei Lavender Farm just for it!
This is actually a popular ski ground during winter 
and the cable lifts are also in use during summer to bring visitors to the top of the farm.
When winter comes, snow can pile as thick as 3m high 
and the flowers are kept warm underneath all that snow!

I would love to see a white Hokkaido someday.

The Norokko train!
We got a certificate for just being on it!