Saturday, July 19, 2014

Instagram Snapshots ~*June 2014*~

June was a month of meet ups with friends... lots and lots of meet ups, in fact. Some pictures might look familiar to you since they overlap with my birthday meet ups posts in 2 parts here and here.

Oh yes, and I've also gotten down to replying all the comments in these 2 posts so do click and check. Thank you to many of you for sharing with me your opinion on my blogging dilemma. I've replied at length to some of you coz I really appreciate all the heartfelt opinions and the time and effort you took to craft your comments.

Without further ado, here is the instasummary for the month of June!


~1 June 2014~
London Day 3 Throwback: Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Photo story up on my blog. See, the guys in the background were so happy that I finally concluded Day 3.




~1 June 2014~
Flea-ing till now with @eccentrice in the rain and sun and rain and sun and night. Many stallholders started leaving by late afternoon but we are still standing strong and smiley.




~1 June 2014~
Nando's Chicken for dinner! I look like I'm on a diet.




~1 June 2014~
Nando's for fuel after a long day.




~1 June 2014~
Say hello to newfound twin brothers. When they stood talking together from afar, @eccentrice and I could not help laughing at their similar Adidas jersey, berms, flip flops and posing with arms folded like Sir Stamford Raffles.




~2 June 2014~
Lunch with my other family! Haven't seen them all of them since the Christmas season.




~4 June 2014~
F4 in incomplete attendance: ems, hs, jo. It was a belated bday meet up for me and an advanced one for hs to make up for the past 2 years but all of us had gifts for everyone. Poor wy had to miss this rare outing with hs back in sg due to some unfortunate circumstances. But it's ok. All of us connected in spirit! (Psst... Wy, you should totally check out what we wrote in the cards on your behalf.)




~5 June 2014~
More animals for our next felting aka poke poke craft, maybe? @tifducky @gerrachong @czanneo @xtinaong




~7 June 2014~
Accidental stumble along Seah Street was ENTRE-NOUS creperie which pride themselves as the authentic French place to eat crepes and galettes. ❤ We had escargots baked in garlic butter to share. ❤ Kh had the La Ovessant which was crepe with egg, ham, cheese and mushroom. ❤ I had the La Arz which was smoked salmon, chives and cream. ❤ Food is good if you are not press for time. Also, the smoothie was so good that Kh finished it under a minute or maybe the glass was too small.




~7 June 2014~
Eat. Watch Maleficent. Eat. What pigs we are! First time trying Miam Miam. Matcha latte good. Miam Miam spaghetti good. Hand drip ice coffee normal. Minestrone is the sweet kind. Service lackluster.




~8 June 2014~
Cutting down on fast food. Last month was Texas Fried Chicken. This month would be Mac Hotcakes Sausage! Yummy. Feels good to wake up early on a Sunday to eat breakfast.




~9 June 2014~
It was a free-will contribution of illustrations to a guide for my organization. I'm not even sure if they would be used in the end. In these 2 "comic strips", I tried my best to make my characters oblivious to their verbosity.




~9 June 2014~
Continuing on from the previous post, this comic strip features the need to be clear and concise. Probably considering the audience too.




~9 June 2014~
Continuing on, this strip would come under the section of guidelines for slides presentation.




~12 June 2014~
The caption for this would be: "Yoo hoo. It's us again!" The first and only time I posted a photo of @tinsfans and me on Instagram, we just kept scratching our heads wondering how that photo could garner 120 likes. It was a photo of specky gals in geeky glasses eating Nando's. Like WT*??? This time we are having pasta at Domani without our nerdy glasses and not expecting the same puzzling thing to happen. Her slipper lobster pasta was so good! My vongole was disappointing. No white wine taste at all!




~12 June 2014~
There are some friends whom you would always be able to pick up where you left off and even all the time in the world isn't enough for the chitter chatter of updates. We really should meet up more often!




~14 June 2014~
Spain supporter but I don't wanna wait till 3am...




~15 June 2014~
Happy Father's Day to my Daddy who is everything stated here and more!




~21 June 2014~
It was from @michsygold Instagram page that brought the annual Yulin Festival to my knowledge a year ago. This article is taken from today's The Straits Times. I'm glad to read that efforts are slowly paying off as the festival comes to light to more people. The animal activists group in China is small but steadily growing and making impact on age-old cultural practices of eating dog meat in China. I'm not a vegan and I still love my meat. It is a fine line between which meat is ok and which is not. A thing to note would be that these dogs are not bred for food. Many of these are strays taken off the streets and pets snatched from homes, sometimes before the families' eyes. They were also brutally treated before being slaughtered. How about bringing awareness to other animals bred for meat? Would people also have the same reaction and take the same action? Some of my friends and I would go vegetarian at least once a week. By adjusting your diet to include a non-meat day once a week, you will reduce your consumption of meat by a significant amount. Making this small change in your diet can have a dramatic effect on a variety of social and environmental issues we face today.




~21 June 2014~
At Grand Shanghai 大上海 for gal pal @tinsfans 's wedding and I feel immersed in the golden era of Shanghai in the 1930s with the oriental decor and nostalgic Chinese tunes. It's the first time attending a wedding without anybody I know but the bride. Hope to see the blushing bride soon! 😘




~25 June 2014~
Tiny vermin of white chocolate balls disguised themselves as adorable little 招财猫. Too cute to eat! ₍˄ุ.͡˳̫.˄ุ₎ฅ˒˒




~27 June 2014~
Out with the old and in with the new. Let's play Spot the Difference. ~*~*~ My almost 8-year old Nalgene bottle though certified to last a lifetime, looks like it is a breeding ground for bacteria. No amount of soap and washing could clear the layer of blurness on the inner surface.




~28 June 2014~
Found a mysterious red towel in our room. I call it "Elmo".



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47 comments:

  1. You guys always eat the best food! Love McDonalds breakfast but they have so much sodium. So I don't eat them as much. Love the presentation advice! So true!

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    1. I just had McDonalds breakfast today again. I'm eating a lot more fast food this month. No good no good. Like what you said, too much sodium. Always feel thirsty the whole day after such food.

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  2. The poke poke craft shot is great forshadowing to some major art headed our way once more :) Oooh those pancakes, yes please!!! So perfect. And you in that towel is adorable, wonderful and wow, fake eyes or not :)P Where is UFO cat? Did he pay you to keep him secret once more? Am I blowing your cover as a double agent of UFO cat? :X)

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    1. Thanx for your reminder of poke poke craft, Rick. I've got Poke Poke Pig to blog about and I won't forget to do it. The towel shot are my real eyes. Hehehe... Whenever you see me with greyish eyes or anything translucent, those are my contact lens or probably the lighting. Gotta work as double agent you know? Now you've blown my cover. =X

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  3. Instagram is always fun! Seems that June was a funny month for you. I can't believe July is almost gone! I was supporting The Netherlands this year but I'm glad that Germany won. Anyway, lovely nails! The food looks really delicious and you are so cute! Have a great day!

    sunandsany

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment. Much appreciated and hope we continue to keep in touch!

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  4. Hi Jo,
    I love an Instagram summary - my own and other people's. It's quite refreshing to look back on what has happened in a previous month. It looks as though you had an enjoyable and eventful month. It seems like you love food as much as I do ha ha. My instagram page is full of foodie pics and of course some fashion pics. I've never really done an Instagram summary on my blog though, despite looking at other bloggers'.

    Thanks for popping by my blog. Have a great week.

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    1. I find that Instagram and blogging help me to keep track of and remember many of my life's happenings. Sometimes when I don't capture these moments, I forget about them way too quickly.

      Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, Colleen. Much appreciated and hope we could continue to keep in touch!

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  5. Hi Jo, lots of meets up with friends indeed, is always nice to see your snaps on IG as they are very adorable. Btw, your Spain nails are too cool, you have been good with them! Your comic strips are so fun and you look so sweet in the last photo!:) Hope you had a lovely weekend Jo, have a great new week! Many kisses! xo

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    1. You're so generous with your compliments, Lilli. I thought my Spain nails were bad. Hahaha... Those were cheap nail polish and they do not glide smoothly at all. They also took a m. long time to dry that when I awoke the next day, I saw terrible bedsheet texture on them. Now I know that for nail polish, sometimes you really get what you've paid for.

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    1. Thank you. Love seeing newcomers around.

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  7. Im curious what was in those cards!!! Did the disappearing smoothie give kh a brain freeze??? It looks like it might have been worth one. Once every year or two when I have a day off while everyone else is working, I have a McDonald's breakfast. Terrible, but tasty...like so many things. :). You look very different in the red towel. Still very pretty, just different.

    I hope you're feeling 100% okay now.

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    1. You curious cat! Basically we wrote almost the same thing about telepathy and it really happened. Most astonishing if you were to read it after that. The smoothie wasn't too cold thankfully. I hate thick and cold smoothies that give brain freeze. Mac brekkie is always comforting. I had no make up on for the red towel shot with the bathroom mirror lights shining from below.

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  8. Such happy pictures! Your food ones are always great lol. And you look lovely as always. Trust you are keeping well :)

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    1. Thank you, dear. It's always good to see you here! I haven't been visiting your blog in a while and I need to catch up with you soon.

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  9. Dear Jo, thanks for your sweet comment, I loved your lovely blog too! You are so beautiful honey, loved all pics. Keep in touch. Have a nice day. Kisses <3

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, dear. You're so sweet yourself. Yup, we'll keep in touch!

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  10. Cant get over how cute and adorable this chocolates are, so innovative and all the food looks amazing, nothing better than fun times with friends. Its always nice hearing your comments...Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sam. Have a good Sunday ahead!

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  11. Your Instagram posts are the best Jo. Omg Spain weren't that great this year. I wanted Brazil to win cos they were the hosts. I'm glad you posted again. We all have that blogging dilemma. Me too but I have met so many lovely pepole like you from all over the world that makes it worth while. Btw I used to be a vegetarian for a long time but I got so sick that I had to give it up. I try to buy organic meat cos of the animals. Have a happy Monday Jo :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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    1. You're so right, Mira. We're so blessed to be in a blogging community with so many lovely people just like you from all over the world. All of you certainly inject a lot more fun and meaning to blogging coz of the 2-way communication and engagement. I love how there is a camaraderie in this all. I think I would be like you if I were to go totally vegetarian. Have a good Sunday!

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  12. You are right. At first it was your husband in both photos. Then I realized after reading your text that it is a friend:). I am off fast food these days as I have gained so much weight:(
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Your eyes had played tricks on you. Haha... I hope you have been keeping well, Paps.

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  13. Sounds like you had a fantastic June Jo :) And ate lots of yummy food!!
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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    1. Yeah I sure did. Thank you for your comment, June.

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  14. Marvellous pictures doll, hope you have a great week :) x

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a good Sunday ahead!

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  15. You have the most delicious looking meetups with your friends and family. Those lucky cat chocolates are the cutest! I wouldn't be abel to bear to eat them either because of that :)

    The cupcake ATM was definitely a fun experience. I'm glad you pointed out that the boring flavors are usually more delicious than the photo-worthy ones cause I definitely believe that as well :) And taste always trumps looks anyway LOL XD

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Psst... I've only ate 3 of those kitty cat chocolates and then I didn't eat them anymore coz I simply do not know which face to choose next. It is an agony. Argh...

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  16. Hehehe, isn't it fun seeing twins in public? Either they dress perfectly alike or they try to look different as possible. Or something in between. Either way, it's fun. :)

    I love those Spain nails of yours, Jo! Your pictures are always so much fun and I enjoy seeing them pop up on Instagram and Facebook!

    Hope you have a splendid week!! <3

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    1. Those Spain nails looked fun in photos but they were cheap nail polish and do not glide smoothly at all. They also took a long time to dry that when I awoke the next day, I saw terrible bedsheet texture on them! Sometimes you really get what you've paid for esp for nail polish.

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  17. Lovely photos. I love the card you gave your dad.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Monique. =) Oh, I didn't make that card, I took the picture off the Internet.

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  18. Hi Jo!
    I love instagram diary posts!!! It is so cool that you can describe what you were doing or how you were feeling at a point of time with a picture and share it with your friends/followers :) loved your not so healthy breakfast and beautiful nail art pictures! you are so adorable. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I understand if you don't want to follow for follow,I’m following you on Bloglovin because I want to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Milu, I find that Instagram and blogging help me to keep track of and remember many of my life's happenings. Sometimes when I don't capture these moments, I forget about them way too quickly. Thank you again for your sweet comments. I've followed you on bloglovin too as I could not find GFC. Lemme know if you wanna follow on other mediums. Yup, we both are totally not the follow for follow kind but I appreciate the 2-way communication and I'm sure we would both love to keep in touch. Hope to get to know you more, sweetie.

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  19. Jo I am so glad I waited until before lunch to come here, though all that food porn is making me crave junk food. Like a burger or something since I am way too cold and lazy today to cook up a spaghetti storm! Or Nandos, again, but I'm too cold and lazy to wait 15 minutes for it lol! Your comic drawings are incredible! You should showcase them on here more often. That could be a possible blog idea for your too eh? I hate reading about dog meat and practices in China. It is just horrible in my eyes. I am such an animal lover and though I am not a vegetarian nor vegan I always make sure I buy cruelty free products and meats before consuming and using. (as cruelty free as possible I suppose) It's super disturbing to hear pets being snatched from peoples homes and in front of their owners. I can't even begin to imagine it. I get it is traditional and there is a lot of "traditional" practices happening all over the world like Bullfighting but I think we all need to stop and modernise these things. Eliminate the cruelty because what purpose does it even serve? It doesn't make the meat "tender" and we're smart enough to find new ways to entertain. We don't do as the ancient Romans did and build colosseums and pit gladiators to fight lions anymore do we? So why should we still practice these barbaric things? I dunno, that's just me but I know I'm not alone in that kind of thinking!

    Hope you're doing well lovely,
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com
    GIVEAWAY NEWNESS, CHECK IT

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    1. My drawing inspiration would suddenly hit me and then I would spend an hour or more drawing. However, I won't be considered an artist as I'm often gaining inspiration or looking at other drawings as reference instead of coming up my own. My comics were an inspiration from Chuck and Beans and some cartoon monster which I created at the top of my head. I would love to have such drawing inspiration moments so that I could feature them more often.

      Good point, Sonia! I identify and agree with your views on traditional practices. Some traditions simply have to dissipate as we modernize especially when it is related to unnecessary cruelty.

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  20. Love it, I like how you wrote a story for each picture. Like you are taking us along, such a fun post!!

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you get that feeling from my post as I myself love to read post whereby the blog author takes us together on a journey. Thank you for stopping by. Love seeing newcomers here and I would visit your blog soon!

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