Thursday, November 20, 2014

Instagram Snapshots ~*October 2014*~

Thank you all for sharing more about yourselves on my previous post. I felt like we were sitting down and having a lovely personal conversation over a cup of tea. I love the stuff some of you have shared about your ethnicity and the funny incidents too. It is definitely a joy reading and knowing more about you. I appreciate that you took the time to craft your comments and I will reply all of you over the next few days so check back on my replies here. Also, Taipei updates would take a back seat for the time being as you might just be tired of seeing Taipei, Taipei and more Taipei. Nah... in actual fact, I need lots of time to craft travelogue post as editing photos and doing some quick research for my contents would take some time.

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Here's October instasummary. Instagram videos on blog run in fast forwards, skips and jumps. They are better viewed on iamjolene Instagram page itself for sound and image quality, as well as full streaming.






~2 October 2014~
Barlean's Olive Leaf Complex Review:☆☆☆☆ (4 stars)
Olive leaf extract (OLE) in general promotes cardiovascular support, immunity support and is a powerful antioxidant. People take OLE to keep cold, flu and infection at bay. This product helped kept an impending throat infection at bay today. I woke up with a pounding head and tight pain in the throat. Over the years, I know that headache, throat pain, and warm neck and face are signs of an impending Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI). Once I got home, I squirted the OLE into my throat and the symptoms of URTI slowly diminished.
I've been taking this product for the past 9 months rather irregularly. I put a bottle at the basin and whenever I remembered or am fine with subjecting myself to the YUCKY taste, I would squirt it directly into the back of the mouth. The squirt bottle is convenient for lazy people like me. For the past 9 months, the hubby was plagued with URTI sickness thrice and I haven't gotten any. As usual each time I felt the symptoms, I would take more OLE each day and the infection would be kept at bay. Placebo or not, I could feel the difference.
Why don't I recommend this to the hubby? Well, I did but he hates the taste of it so much that he tries to avoid taking it unless I force him. OLE has a very strong taste and the one from Barlean's has a super sweet peppermint taste masking the bitterness of the extract. I hate both overly sweet peppermint taste and the underlying bitter taste. Honestly, the taste takes time getting used to. Minus 1 star for that. Some of my friends have started taking it after I told them about it and most do not like the taste too.




~4 October 2014~
Another farewell for another colleague and friend. All of us were so sad to see her go but she bought macaroons to sweeten our lives... for as long as the macaroons lasted... and then we were sad again. Lol 😂 I didn't expect Bakerzin macaroons to be so delicious. Not so sweet. Me LIKEY!




~4 October 2014~
Goodbyes are hard but we hope that the memories we have spent together as a department would stay with you as you continue to walk a memorable journey of rich experience, fun-filled days and lots of love.
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~4 October 2014~
On the card is a sad puppy dog with a broken heart for my lovely colleague friend. Don't want another farewell...




~5 October 2014~
Brunch at Paris Baguette and then Yoguru for "desserts".





~5 October 2014~
I deeply appreciate all the likes, follows and loves on my Instagram account. I try as much as possible to visit your pages and return the likes. Frequent questions I always get on my Instagram page are on my nationality and ethnicity. So to all who asked, I'm not from Japan, Taiwan or Hong Kong. I'm from Singapore and I'm a Singaporean Chinese. I'm bilingual though my Chinese kinda sux. You can type to me in English or Chinese Mandarin. Thank you for your support all these while. Now, I want to get to know where all of you are from too so leave me a comment below! xoxo Jo 😘😘😘



~6 October 2014~
Part 3 of our wedding anniversary staycation at the Tree Top Lofts is up on my blog (http://iamjolene.blogspot.sg/2014/10/staycation-at-tree-top-lofts-part-3.html) This final installment walks you through our Dolphin Discovery interaction with a male dolphin called Sheng Guo. Muax!




~6 October 2014~
Pareidolia hits the hubby this time round. When my hot chocolate came, I wondered aloud if the art was meant to be any image. Without looking up from his cappuccino, the hubby replied in a matter-of-fact manner, "It's a cat." I thought he was humoring me by associating cats with me. To which he insisted, "IT IS A CAT! Can you see the eyes, the whiskers and the hands one up one down?" All these while, he was tracing the outline and ending with his arms one up one down like how some cats always do. Ok, so folks. Presenting a cat in my hot chocolate. A cat without ears.




~6 October 2014~
First time at Cafe Etc All Day Breakfast • Steakhouse. This used to be where the old Ice Edge II was. We had truffle fries, foie gras, eggs Benedict and crab meat pasta. Overall, the food and service were not bad and we would definitely come back again!




~11 October 2014~
~*Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends*~ And so Part 3 concludes the whole Kenshin movie series. For all the prime chops of the show, refer to the many great reviews online. I was a tad disappointed that there wasn't the room by room duel like in the manga and anime. I was eager to see how the movie would portray those battle scenes (esp Saito vs Usui) but I guess 135min isn't enough for those. A great movie nonetheless! Go watch it!




~12 October 2014~
Latergram Dinner at Senjyu. 2nd time dining there and 1st time with the hubz, still as expensive, still as delicious. This collage came many hours late coz of all problems (lagging, hanging, constant apps closure, phone taking a long time to switch off) of my iPhone 4s. Grr... 😡😡😡




~15 October 2014~
Post pink products for breast cancer awareness month! My perfume collection all happens to be pink (except one purple) though they vary in smell. Chloe, Lancôme Miracle, Lanvin éclat, DKNY Be Delicious, Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale.




~15 October 2014~
Spotted a boiboi cat called Chestnut at Cat Socrates, a shop at Bras Basah selling beautiful knick knacks.




~20 October 2014~
原本想试用新的黑笔来画画,结果写了昨天在Instagram看到的一段话,最近微博超流行。心血来潮地写在笔记簿里。好久没写华文字,怎么字体变难看了啊?




~22 October 2014~
SOoooo TIRED! Gonna be like these pandas soon. 🐼🐼🐼 Colleagues remarked that this public holiday really came at the wrong time when we needed the day to work before our major events. I guess this holiday forces us to have more rest? Happy Deepavali to all who celebrate!




~22 October 2014~
Notti cat! Evidence of her crime is still visible on her paw! @gnahiy I helped to discipline her just now. I whacked her with your slipper.




~22 October 2014~
We were so hungry just now. I asked the hubz, "Can I eat 1 笼 of 小笼包 all on my own? Coz I dowan to share." I love the ones at Paradise Dynasty Changi Airport. The first time I ate these xiao long bao with @eccentrice at the ION outlet, we felt they weren't too bad but just a novelty. This time round, I could taste all the flavours quite distinctively. Love the ginseng, foie gras, black truffle the best. For those who have eaten these, which are your favourite flavours?
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~22 October 2014~
Me and 1 whole basket of xiao long bao all to myself!!! Muahahaha... On a separate note, I learnt from a post of my dear Italian friend @insta_lilliness that one fashion trend in fall is to tuck long hair into the outer wear for a short hair look. I told her that I've always been following that fashion trend for a few seconds each time I wear an outerwear coz I hate the feeling of hair in the clothes. How about you?




~24 October 2014~
So heartwarming to see pictures of my gal pal's desk full of lovely photo memories of our New York days with the kids. So here's dedicating a photo to my dear friend. I finally wore your kitty cat T-shirt out!




~25 October 2014~
Bye bye to one of my favourite tops. You know there are just some outfits that you wear to death for years? Or some outfits with significance that you can't bear to throw? So sad that when I next take out one of my wear-to-death top, it has reached its end. Last wore this in may with a stretched neckline but it has totally widened two-folds now due to the loss in elasticity. Perhaps it could still be of use as a beach throw over!




~25 October 2014~
Some 李 place at JEM that serves humble Taiwanese delights. Not too bad! The Mee Sua reminds me of Ah Zhong Mian Xian.




~26 October 2014~
Long time no eat Fish & Co. Forgot how good their butter garlic cream sauce is! It was their butter garlic prawns more than a decade ago that inspired me to have butter garlic prawns as my signature dish during cook outs with friends in school back then.




~30 October 2014~
We can officially keep these tags aside! It has been gruelling and fun with blood, sweat and laughter from the pre preparation stage, up till show time and till the curtains come down. We have organized many MINDEF events but never a large scale public sector one like PS21 ExCEL Convention and the inaugural Innovation Conference. This whole experience is something for us to be proud of!




~30 October 2014~
A beautiful colourful pixels theme was adopted for the MINDEF PRIDE Day, PS21 ExCEL Convention and PS21 ExCEL Innovation Conference publicity materials. Even the PRIDE Annual with a refreshing new size and layout embraced the same theme. I honestly didn't like this colourful pixels theme initially but it slowly grew on me. ❤ Just like the many little pixels coming together to form a beautiful theme, various colleagues worked together and did an excellent job with these booklets. Be it in the planning, providing text contents, artwork or layout, everything was pieced together elaborately. My little contribution would be designing the Heart logo for our Innovation Conference, providing some contents in the PRIDE Annual and proof reading.




~31 October 2014~
Mini Tic Tac! So cute!




~31 October 2014~
Happy Halloween to all!!! We have officially quit making up and dressing up for Halloween. 👻 One of the Halloween parties which I enjoyed the most was the one that my dear old friend, Bei put together at short notice on the actual day after being inspired by my Facebook status then. She extended the invitation to my motley crew and so there we were "terrorizing" guests with our alter egos. 👻 In the 1st 10 flips, you would have seen how the motley crew were such experts at the 十连拍 (1 to 10 poses) while Bei, our lovely devil host was struggling to keep up with us. 👻 As for the last candid pic, well... Even our ghostly alter egos were interested in poring over a camera.
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70 comments:

  1. Haha, I just clicked on a past post and I saw you used to be blonde? Now, to the IG post. I am really glad I found you there! You always have some interesting food pics and nice selfies! Probably you have heard this many times, but you are really beautiful and your hubby is a lucky guy! :p I totally feel you about your colleague. I have a really strong relationship with my colleagues and I always feel bad when they leave. Those macarons looks amazing! I haven't heard about the film and I am not sure if it's available in my country but thank you for the tip! Which one of all those perfumes is your favourite? Have a lovely day, Jo!

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    1. OMG! I wonder which post you clicked on! Well, it seems like every girl has her wild blonde days! I hope it isn't the one where my hair was fried and I had to cut my long tresses into some ugly broomhead style. When I looked back at my blonde photos, I can't imagine how I and other people could think it was cool. Thank you for your sweet compliments, Stanislava. I had to tell my hubby what you said and he scoffed. Lol... I don't have a favouritest favourite perfume as it is good to alternate. My current daily perfume is the Chloe one. It used to be the DKNY for 2 full bottles and then Lanvin for half.

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  2. Jo, I have to say you put so much work into a post... I always enjoy stopping by to check out your new posts... I am following you on Instagram now, your pictures are great.... I mostly post quotes on mine and some pictures of me and my family... When I get to travel, I will post tons of those pictures xox ...

    Have a wonderful week and I hope more people don't leave where you are working... I have had the same thing happen at my job too, constant change over and seeing people you care about leave, I am sad to see them go but also happy as this is usually what they want and I want them to be happy xox

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    1. Hi Launna, I'm half thinking maybe I should not put too much effort into a post as I can't seem to find the time. But no worries about Instagram recap posts. Those are almost effortless. Just copy and paste the captions. I'm not sure if I followed you back on Instagram. Sometimes I can't keep up with the notifications when they come all at once and the old ones get ousted. I'm sure to find you and follow you if I haven't! =) I sure hope we don't have nice colleagues leaving us at such a regular frequency.

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  3. All the snapshots are lovely and those macaroons looks so yummy!!!! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Layla. I love seeing newcomers around!

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  4. Oh I want some macaroons now!
    Edita
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    1. I hope you satisfied your craving, Edita!

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  5. This post is really cool, love the little summary of every picture. And why did you tempt me with the picture of xiao long bao?! The one thing I seriously miss ever since moving here is dim sum. There are a few Chinese restaurants in town but we have yet to explore...partly because I am too busy enjoying cooking in my new kitchen. LOL! Ohh, and now following you on Instagram too!

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Ah, I'm very sure your home-cooked food would be very delicious. I really love home-cooked food! I hope you get to find a good Chinese restaurant where you are soon! I'm not sure if I followed you back on Instagram. Sometimes I can't keep up with the notifications when they come all at once and the old ones get ousted. I'm sure to find you and follow you if I haven't! =)

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  6. I think it's such a great idea to go through your instagram posts on your blog! All of the food is making me hungry (and, hey, see? we're not enemies! it all looked delicious!). I've been going through a serious yaki udon with vegetables phase and while I thought tempura was a phase I think maybe I'm just going to always be perpetually obsessed. Not really sure why I've rambled on about food - told you I was hungry! What did the cat do? Haha. So jealous that you got to swim with dolphins and can you believe I've never tried a macaroon before? I think I need to change this fact, fast!

    x Jenn
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    1. I'm hungry right now as I'm typing this so I'm wondering if I should ramble on about food and make myself hungrier. Lol... Hope you've eaten your fill and glad that the meat and you didn't make enemies of each other! The cat (which is my bro-in-law's cat) scratched the slippers till the rubber became "furry". She only chooses the more expensive brands and my BIL thinks she's a bitch. lol. You've not tried a macaroon before?! You have to if you're ok with sweetness.

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  7. uh oh she has broken out the bright red letters of warning!!! :)P Don't worry follow-for-follow people, she is just kidding (hey, ouch, stop hitting me Jo :D) Such a nice array of photos. Your variety is so much fun! The selfies are my favorite as your beauty is quite amazing and it was very nice to see a shot from the dolphin post as I have wonderful memories of it. In fact, may have to revisit that tonight :) As for furry Chestnut, I have been following his IG since you made me aware of it and the little hairball is a good follow. Always cute shots. I just did an IG pitcure post too but yours is much better. But please do not take that as a request to visit my blog as I do not want the big red letters of death aimed at me ;)P

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    1. Those are pink, not bright red, so that's more subtle. Ha! I would follow blog friends ack but not those who newly stumble and asking for exchange. Thanx for your compliments. Ah about Chestnut. I didn't follow him but I'm glad he brought you so much cuteness overload. I will definitely visit whether or not you mention. No pink letters aimed. =)

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  8. I always love your photos Jo, especially your food adventures, I get to eat vicariously through you! haha. Also, I had no idea that Ruroni Kenshin was made into a live action movie!?!?! I need to see this, I'm glad to hear that it was decent, I was a fan of the anime, and the anime movie (Samurai X? I think I liked that better than the tv series) I'd like to pick up the manga, but haven't had the chance to.

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    1. Thanx for the compliments and I'm glad you love my photos. I can't believe I only realised the boo boo a few days ago that I've been liking your photos thinking that I've followed you. I didn't know there was the anime movie. The anime was my favourite since there was English subtitles on AXN and I'm too lazy to read the manga. This 3 parters movie is critically acclaimed and praised by many even though they couldn't possibly squeeze the whole story in 3 parts. I was looking forward to all the battle rooms.

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  9. All the food looks amazing, I could eat a big tray of macarons now, haha :) The perfume looks lovely, love perfume :) You with the dolphin is so precious, I love that one the most :))) I hope you have a wonderful weekend doll xx

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    1. I also have craving for macaroons now. Not those overly sweet ones but those tea-infused ones in particular. That dolphin photo is my favourite too and I'm glad you like it too!

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  10. Awesome post, dear! Have a nice weekend:)

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  11. What a lovely insta recap! I plan to join instagram some day too...as soon as I've a bit more time. Right now, I'm looking for a job and it's so stressful. It seems to me that job searching was more easier back in the day... Thank you for your reply on my comment, I really enjoyed reading it.

    There was a funny episode on one local sitcom about placebo effects. The guys all thought the placebo vitamin or sth of the sort was helping them feel better and have more energy while in fact the romantic emotions and trying to impress ladies of their choice was what led them to being more active- not that men would ever admit something like that:)

    However, I would tend to be a believer in this case. I use olive oil for many purpuses, but I haven't tried olive leaves yet. I do believe they can be good for our health and I will look into that- especially because I'm still recovering from a really bad cold....and speaking of that...why are women generally more disciplined when it comes to health? It is pratically impossible to get my husband drink herbal tea, let alone something a bit more complexed. Fortunally he is one of those almost annoying healthy people...he can eat whatever he wants and never exercise- and still be in shape.

    I must say all the food on these photos looks great! macaroons look so colourful and yammy<3 Generally speaking, I'm not familiar with Asian food. I occassionaly buy something like noodles or try out some dish but the way I prepare it is more Mediterranean...I guess the term Asian food is not really appliable as there are so many differences and varities of food just between regions in China but even in that broad sense I'm not that familar with it.

    Most of us know the most "famous" dishes of some country, but at the same time most of us aren't even aware of everything that exists in our own culinary tradition. I remember that my parents were once invited by Ukranians on a traditional lunch and the dish that was served is one that we belived has origins in a handful of villages in Dalmatia. My parents were really suprised to find out this dish is prepared in exactly the same way in Ukrania and it even has the same name- harambašići. Who knows? Perpahs this dish can be found in Turkey and many other countries?

    Food is always a fascinating subject. I remember once watching one culinary show with my husband and he said how they generalize when they say Indian food because India is such a large country with so many different cuisines. That is true... Eventually, we are all forced to generalize sometimes...Even in a country that is the size of my own, one can find so many different culinary traditions. In Europe it is quite common to have similar dishes in neighbouring countries- sometimes they even argue who invented which one- but I think it is hard to prove such things when it comes to food and don't see much point in arguing about it- Food is there to be enjoyed:) as Pavarotti said- it is a wonderful thing that every day we are forced to abandon everything and focus on eating.

    That blue top looks lovely! It really sucks when we must say farewell to some item of clothing that means a lot!

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    1. I used to be sceptical about the wonders of Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) but it seems like it really work for me as it did for many others. You have to read up more on it if you're into natural healing for your cold. I read up quite a bit to make sure I know what I was buying other than to just bank on the words of my herbalist friend (which could actually be sufficient enough). I like to be a well-informed consumer. AH, I totally agree with you on how men lack discipline in health. I've to nag my hubz to take all these health stuff. A good thing is that your hubby is healthy so even if he decides to be stubborn and not as disciplined, it is still fine.

      That harambašići you mentioned is making me all curious that I had to google it. I could find nothing on the dish. Maybe coz my Google is in English. Noodles is one good example of who invented it. The Italians have their spaghetti and the Chinese have their noodles and both lay claim to the inventor of this dish. You're right about the generalizing. In many western country that serves Singapore food, I haven't even seen such food in Singapore before. Singapore fried rice, Singapore fried noodles etc... no such dishes at all. In fact we have so many varieties of fried rice and noodles that I can't even tell which is THE Singapore one.

      What a lovely exchange of knowledge! I sure enjoyed it. =)

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  12. I loves Insta-updates on blogs and this is no exception! The macarons look delicious and so beautifully presented and you are SO photogenic! :)

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  13. I have a few comments -
    1. I can never get sick of macarons.
    2. Can't believe you got that close to a dolphin. So awesome.
    3. I adore frothy coffee. In fact, I'm craving some now.
    4. I didn't realize that they made 1 Kenshin movie... let alone three!
    5. The colorful xiao long bao somehow just don't look as appetizing!

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    1. The Kenshin movie is a 2 part series with the 2nd part broken into part 1 and 2. I don't know why they didn't do it as a trilogy instead but just as well since the last 2 was released just 1 month apart. I agree that the colourful xiao long bao looks strange. Too much colouring! But some flavours tasted so good!

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  14. All those food are making me hungry and those panda candies look so adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Steph. It is unfortunate that the panda candies only looked cute but don't taste good.

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  15. look so fun! envy for dolphins and panda treats!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Lyosha. I love seeing newcomers around! I would usually follow if we have enough meaningful exchanges on each other's blogs. Hope to see you around! =)

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  16. Hi dear and thank you very much for follow me on Bloglovin. I'm very happy and I follow you immediately. Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

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    1. You're welcome. I love showing support on all the following platforms that I have. =)

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  17. That food looks amazing - I love cute food but do feel guilty when I eat it :)

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. Haha... I do feel guilty eating cute stuff too and that's why I snap a picture of them first for remembrance. Thank you for your comment. I love seeing newcomers around!

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  18. It's great to see your instagram photos and I can't believe I wasn't following you before but I sure am now. The dolphin picture really stands out to me here, it is super incredible. I love tic tacs but I don't know how I would go with the mini box, I can get through the big box pretty quickly. It's so sad when a friend leaves but those macaroons look amazing (I am the biggest fan) and I love how macaroons can make things better even if only for a short while.

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    1. Great to see you here again, Imogen. I think I've missed out your notification on Instagram. Sometimes I can't keep up with the notifications when they come all at once and the old ones get ousted. I'm sure to find you and follow you. The mini tic tacs are so disappointing coz they finish so fast but I would forgive them for their cuteness.

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  19. I totally love the pictures, so many pretty and yummy pictures!

    Much love xxx
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  20. All the food photos are making me hungry, everything looks so yummy! And your cat is adorable :)
    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog
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    Kisses from Zurich,
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    1. Thank you for your comment, Kristina. I love seeing newcomers around! Oh, he isn't my cat but I do wish I had such a beautiful cat.

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  21. Oh my gosh Shen Guo is so adorable--I'm so jealous you were part of a discovery program that allowed you to befriend the guy! Also, the macaroons look incredibly tasty.

    I actually studied Chinese for a year at my university last year and I'd like to think I didn't forget *everything* already, but I was trying to read what you had written in your notebook, with little success--I guess I'll have to jump back into it!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

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    1. Hello Hoda, That's so interesting that you studied Chinese. I'm always in envy of people who know more than 2 languages. I think Chinese is such a beautiful language especially when they write in lyrical quotes.

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  22. ooh all of the food looks so good!

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  23. I've always loved insta posts, because they allow us a little peek into other people's lives (my inner stalker talking haha), but yours are special because of your great descriptions. Thanks for sharing!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. Hi Bella, I agree with you on insta posts coz they are like short bite-sized summary of everything that has happened. If you have Instagram, I would sure to check it out too!

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  24. Awww some really cool instagram snaps!
    Edita
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  25. Omg Jo I don't know where to start. The food looks so delicious and you made me hungry. I have to grab some chocolate right now. I have no idea what xiao long bao is but I now I want the whole basket to myself. Well the hot chocolate is tempting too. I could be a cat on it hahaha. Oh no the cat is a cutie. She needs no discipline haha. Btw I don't like hair in my clothes. It's a trend though. Lilli knows best :D
    RYC: Don't worry the comment was in the spam folder. I restored it. I get lots of meaningless comments and think about yo a lot haha. I really wish I could speak more languages. Maybe I learn another one. I tried Mandarin but it's too difficult. Ni hao is all I can say. I'm sure that I make the post. Wish you a happy Monday Jo!

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    1. Hello Mira, I'm glad you got to know of xiao long bao now. It's one of my favourite Chinese dish. Oh the cat is a sneaky one. Pretending to be cute but being very notti under it all. I'm glad to know that my comment wasn't eaten up. I'm always afraid when they do.

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  26. Thanks for sharing with your amazing instagram snaps here, I love this top with cat from your friend (or top, which was made by your friend?), it's so cute (I'm a cat lover). And this food from your photos looks delicious, especially sushi from Senjyu! Take care, dear!

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    1. The top was given by my friend. She didn't make it. She's not as creative as you. Hahaha... I'm pleased to have made a cat-lover blog friend. Cat-lovers are the best!

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  27. hey jo! those macarons look so good. i like them when they're not overly sweet too. ahhh, mini tic tacs are the best. hahaha nothing like fresh breath. i always look forward to seeing how you and your friends dress for halloween. always so cool.
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    1. I'm craving for macarons now. Besides those not so sweet ones, those tea-infused ones are my favourites as well. My friends and I have hung up our cloaks for Halloween. =(

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  28. wooo kenshin!! I watched that, too bad the story was rushed. I'm loving that saga so much^^

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    1. Love seeing newcomers here. I love the Kenshin anime but the movies were good too!

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  29. Perfect insta shots!

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  30. I've recently discovered your blog and I really like it! I'm following you now on Bloglovin'
    Hope you'll like mine too!
    XO,
    Taria-ann
    www.frunettte.com

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    1. Thank you Taria. I love seeing newcomers around. I would check out your blog soon!

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  31. So much delicious looking food and drink in your post but I'm especially drawn to the macarons which I just can't resist. They look so pretty and beautifully presented in the lovely packaging!

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    1. Besides being so tasty, macarons are the best little things for photo-taking!

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  32. The photo of you with the dolphin is way too sweet Jo! And also love ur close up/selfie, you are so sweet! Lol for the "guilty" cat!

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  33. I think I see Sonic instead of a cat on the drink. I hate that feeling when a URTI is coming on. I'll have to get some OLE to experiment. The food all looked great, especially the dumplings. That was a great Halloween party. The girl in the strapless top was very scary!!!

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  34. looks like you had a great time! more wonderful travels in the coming years to you.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Love seeing newcomers around! =)

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