Saturday, December 06, 2014

Instagram Snapshots ~*November 2014*~

Oooh... It's the month of Christmas and there's just so much preparation to do and so many meet-ups with lovely friends. Christmas started really early as I just had my 1st Christmas meet-up just now (Fri). And I would have one tomorrow and another one on Sunday too! Since it is way too early to shop for gifts, all of us agreed that it would be meet-ups with no presents. After all, the company of beautiful friends is a gift in itself.

For all the pockets of time in between these gatherings over the weekend, I would be immersed in crafting some little gifts for the people around me. I'm already feeling really sleepy and wishing for more energy since I've been a little under the weather the past 2 days. I haven't had the time for blog stuff lately so let's have a filler November instasummary post for now.

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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.





~1 November 2014~
October had been busy. It seemed to be always the case whether at school or at work. Major exams period, project deadlines, events. Christmas decorations are already up in the malls-- a sure first sign that November is here. How I love the end of November and the whole December period.




~8 November 2014~
How many slippers must I buy just coz I have a notti cat at home? Not my cat summore. Cotton On better continue having their perpetual 2 pairs for $10 flip flops sale.




~8 November 2014~
I've been so good to avoid tea as much as possible. But Thai Iced Tea. I can't resist you today.




~8 November 2014~
Testing out the Bluetooth remote shutter of the selfie stick with my sis @kappo77. I've joined the league of selfie stick owners whom I once scoffed at coz this selfie pod plus Bluetooth remote shutter set is only $8! I've become a bird that goes cheap cheap cheap!




~8 November 2014~
A treat from my sis @kappo77 at Fisherios beer battered fish and chips.




~8 November 2014~
-Latergram- What a happy day! Took in so much history and GK at the Peranakan Museum during cohesion, bought 2 new pairs of ballerina flats and ended the day with scrumptious dinner with the hubz at Pasta de Waraku. I love my healthy japanese style soup pasta with clams and Japanese salad. Hub's dish looks totally unhealthy and humongous!




~14 November 2014~
I bought these Hello Kitty multi vitamins for my gal pals' daughters a few months back but I kept forgetting to bring them out. Decided to eat them myself and was tickled by the Hello Kitty embossing on the tablets. So cute wan! 🐱
View full 15-sec video here




~15 November 2014~
Hey notti cat. Which shoes have you gotten your paws on this time round?




~15 November 2014~
Latergram. Tonkotsu Kazan Shio Ramen. First time I still feel hungry after eating a bowl of ramen. I dunno if it is delicious or just too little. Hubby ate the volcano ramen which is what this place is famous for.




~15 November 2014~
From day to night and you're still in there?!




~16 November 2014~
❤❄Snowy Selfie Sunday❄❤ Just now I asked my hubby in jest, "Deardear how? I'm running outta selfie photos on my phone to post selfies on Instagram. Hashtag #firstworldproblem!" He simply gave me a -_-||| 😒 expression and continued bashing his laptop.




~16 November 2014~
Top Left: We checked out the nearby Sher North Indian Casual Dining & Bar. It is pretty damn good. ❤
Top Right: Papadum is LOVE!

Bottom Left: Beer belly vs beer bottle

Bottom Right: Mango Lassi with Fish Tikka in the background.




~16 November 2014~
Top Left: Fish Tikka. Boneless, tender and flavorful! Loves!

Top Right: Garlic Cheese Naan. I wanted garlic. He wanted cheese so we had garlic cheese naan and it was GOOD! ❤
Bottom Left: Lady fingers. I love them. A little joke. I asked the hub, "Do you know that lady finger is also called 'okra'?" Hub said, "Is it? I thought that's a whale?" "Duh... Orca is killer whale la. Okra is lady finger." 😂 T_T ❤
Bottom Right: Mutton Briyani. Very flavorful and delicious but after a while, it got a little jelak. We packed the rest for my PIL and their appetites were whetted.




~16 November 2014~
As the Stella Artois got empty, the Heineken got FAT. Oh wait, the Heineken IS always FAT.




~20 November 2014~
Novena for me is usually linked to hospital visits, check-ups and the likes but recently, I found lots of good eateries there. I'm glad to have found a hole-in-the-wall cafe La Ristrettos. Nestled on the 8th floor of Novena Medical Centre, you wouldn't quite expect an Italian cafe there. Good food but I'm still hungry...

Croissant Al Cotto - Filled with the classic combi of leg ham and Swiss cheese toasted and served with salad.

Tostino E Arrosto - Italian for "toasted and roast". Toasted sour dough with garlic olive oil, spinach, roast chicken breast, tomato and poached egg.

Ciocolata Calda - A traditional Italian hot chocolate, very thick and like drinking (or rather eating) a warm chocolate pudding.

Good ol Cappuccino




~22 November 2014~
My 大姐 @kappo77 is finally married! Have a blessed marriage! xoxo 😘




~22 November 2014~
My sis @kappo77 is at her most beautiful today! 姐姐 please ditch your bandana look and wear your hair like this every day can? And Ben, welcome to the family! 👻👻👻




~22 November 2014~
❤Wefie with my family❤ My dad so cute. When I said, "Daddy got no mouth here." He said, "I'm Hello Kitty ma."




~22 November 2014~
Latergram. On the way to my sis @kappo77 wedding. See what I wrote on the Ang Pow? She never addresses me by my name since forever. It's always "Piggy".(^(00)^) That's my name in her mobile contact list too. 🐷🐷🐷




~22 November 2014~
Latergram carselfie/carwefie with 姐 @kezel and the I wanna-punch-his-face-for-acting-like-those-girlgirl-kpop-star hubby.




~22 November 2014~
A car selfie or car wefie? Hubby loves to photobomb so I asked if he wanted to bomb my selfie. He said "no". The end.
View video here.




~23 November 2014~
What a lot of variety at MOF and Lenas from the Japanese and Western menu. So surprised that the swordfish and yellow tail sashimi at such a casual place could be so sweet and fresh. The matcha drink is YUMz after the matcha ice cream melted into creamy smoothness. The rest of the food is alright.




~23 November 2014~
Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man they say murdered three
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out for his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run, so we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me.
Strange things did happen here,
No stranger would it be,
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.

#hangingtree #mockingjay #thehungergames #lovejenniferlawrencesvoice




~25 November 2014~
Wanted the hubby to get a shock when he next used the loo but he said he would gladly use the cats to wipe his ass... =^•^=




~26 November 2014~
Tagged by the sweet @pandaloveseyeliner to do a #stopdropandselfie. I can't use camera phone at work so here's me home after work and after a colleague's birthday dinner looking sooooo sleepy coz I slept at 4am the night before (or rather this morning). Am I supposed to tag others too? If so, I tag those people likely to accept this challenge @floraisabelle @insta_lilliness @thedaintydollshouse @mangorabbitrabbit @cocobella_ballerina No obligations, babes, though it would be fun to see what you have!




~27 November 2014~
Snip snip snip... 4 inches gone. First time had hair till waist length but other than having curls looking beautiful at waist length, everything else straight about that length is bad. Feeling so LIGHT and HAPPY now! But I know that when I go home, the hubby would simply ask, "You got cut your hair meh?" -_-||| 😒




~28 November 2014~
3 generations of iPhones in a row: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. 😍😍😍




~29 November 2014~
Imagination:
Naruto is taking a nice wefie with his selfie stick! 📷📷📷
Reality:
We were watching Naruto and at this scene where Naruto was urging Obito to join their side, I remarked to the hubz, "Hey, Naruto is holding a selfie stick!"




~30 November 2014~
Bestie Cyn with my Godkids @123jaselim and Mia. Both so cheeky.




~30 November 2014~
My dearest godkids @123jaselim and Mia.




~30 November 2014~
Happy belated birthday Mia! Continue to be the chubby 开心果 always!
View video here.






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34 comments:

  1. looks like you had a fantastic month! so many fun thing and yummy food.
    I used to be one of those who says "i will never get a selfie stick', but now i want one soooooo badly hahaha

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    1. Oooh. At $8 for the selfie stick and remote, I thought it was really worthwhile to buy but I haven't used it other than testing out at the shop ever since then. I should attempt to use it soon.

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  2. I just saw the new Hunger Games movie this past weekend! In my opinion, it wasn't as exciting as the first two movies but I still enjoyed it. I think it sets everything up quite nicely for the next one to be a really good one, I think. I hope!

    Jemily Life

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    1. Yes, this Hunger Games doesn't have much action at all, quite unlike the previous 2 but I guess the Part 1 of the 3rd instalment in a movie is usually like this. I'm awaiting a good part 2!

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  3. A cornucopia of delightful shots. Cats, kids and the cutest Piggy ever :) Very nice shot in the Affliction shirt, dear. And there is that egg drop soup someone decided to give me a Wikipedia like teaching about. You need to keep that selfie stick with you everywhere you go. Beautify the world as only you can, gorgeous! Sorry you have been sick but wonderful to hear how excited you are about the holiday season. Look, you have already hung the red letters up in honor of it :)P

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    1. I haven't used the selfie stick other than testing out at the shop ever since then. My iPhone 4s camera is lousy compared to all the iPhone 5s and 6s out there and I usually just ask the rest to take the pictures instead. Maybe I would start using it more often when I get my hands on iPhone 6. Lol... That person was just explaining about the egg thinking that you didn't know. Haha... And to think that I love to drink egg drop soup w/o knowing they are called egg drop soups.

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  4. What a great month on Instagram! I love your meals! The japanese ramen, indian food, fish and chips and that napkin cartoon are adorable!! I too had a semi big hair cut at the end of November but I didn't chop off as much!

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    1. Ah, the feeling of a lighter head is always a good one! I can never look at Instagram when I'm hungry coz there are too many good food pictures around!

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  5. Hi Jo! Seems you are already busy into all the Xmas parties and events, hope u have lots of fun! Sorry you werent fine, take care. The snowy selfie is my fav ever, you look so sweet there! Lol for your naughty cat, so cute! I laughed when I saw how you "decorated" the toilet paper your hubby is so fun! Btw, still have to do my #stopdropandselfie, soon promise! Happy weekend Jo! xo (ps yep, Ludovica is my real name though I dont like when people call me with the whole name! I prefer the short version like lu or ludo, lilli is my nickname in family!)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, dear and WAH! I'm so amazed to know that all along I've not been addressing you by your real name. However, addressing you by your family nickname makes it sound so warm and cozy! You know how some people look like how their name really fit them? You look more like a "Lilli" than a "Ludovica" or "Ludo", probably you also look more like a "Lu" too but Lilli still sounds so much like you. Hahaha... Ooh... and your #stopdropandselfie is so beautiful!

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    2. Lol, thanks a lot Jo! Many kisses! xo

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  6. Those flip flops Jo are the cutest! I love the colorful dots on them. If I had Hello Kitty vitamins I would take them everyday. HAHAHA Your December sounds like its filled with a lot of fabulous-ness. ENJOY!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I can't find those same polka dot ones to replace this pair anymore! All Cotton On have now are the ones with uglier prints. The Hello Kitty vitamin taste like yoghurt sweets! I love them and might repurchase them!

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  7. Your kitty is so cute! Seems that it loves cuddling in a suitcase, haha! To be honest, I hate November. It's busy and full with work and school duties. I am so glad that December is here! All the food looks delicious! Your selfie photos are really cute! You are very beautiful, Jo! Congrats on your friends' wedding! Hope you had fun at the party! Looking forward to your December photos on IG; have a lovely Monday! xo

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    1. I'm so late in replying this. Glad that the December is here to chase your unpleasant November away. Thank you for your sweet comment always, dear. Ah, it's my eldest sis's wedding, not my friend. Hehehe...

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  8. December is a very busy month! And now that you mentioned it and after checking your instagram, I also need to call a couple of friends and see if I can meet them before Xmas!
    Cats do tend to like slippers… and I wish they would sell Hello Kitty vitamins around here too!!! We never get the cute stuff.
    Loved your post with so many sweet pictures and so many dishes that look so, so yummy!

    I also want to apologize for my absence, but a lot of bad things have happened, it’s been hard to deal with and I couldn’t blog about it and warn everyone, because it’s very personal and I don’t want certain people to know that I might be with a depression. So for that I’m truly sorry. I didn’t even check or updated the social networks. But I’m back for good and it feels so good to talk to everyone again.
    Happy Holidays!
    Kisses and take care!

    http://momodicted.blogspot.pt/

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    1. So glad to see you here, dear. Always love reading from you. I don't know what exactly happened since it is inconvenient for you to say but I hope that everything would smooth out and that you would be feeling ok again. It is normal to feel depressed at times. It happened to me a lot because of certain issues which is inconvenient to say here but I learned that as long as the depressed feeling doesn't last more than 3 weeks, you will be back to normal. Hope you're feeling happier now since some time has passed. xoxo

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  9. Jo, ever since I saw you comment I wanted to come over and thank you ... I passed my exam... yay... so stressful and now thrilled to relax for a bit with just blogging and getting ready for Christmas xox

    I love all your Instagram pictures girl, you are gorgeous xox Congratulations to your sister and her husband, that is exciting <3 I had to laugh about the cat drawings on the toilet paper... lol ... funny.

    You put so much effort into your posts with all the beautiful pictures and the captions and stories, what a wonderful memory to have written down... I am always amazed with how wonderful your posts are xox

    I hope things are going well, I am good, just working on relaxing a little, not too much since Christmas is just around the corner, I am hoping for big changes this year, even if they are tough... staying in the same place isn't an option anymore. Have a great week xox

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    1. You're so sweet, Launna. I'm so thrilled to hear that you've passed your exams. Can imagine how ecstatic you are. What a great news. Thank you for your sweet words. Your comments are always a joy to read. Instagram post for me takes no effort at all since I just copy and paste all the captions. Haha... They are my filler posts for my blog when I don't have the time. Thanx for appreciating the efforts. I wonder what are the big changes ahead. Stay tough and strong!

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  10. Your IG profile is so cute, it makes me laugh whenever you post a picture :D

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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    1. Thank you, dear. Your photos are wonderful to look at too!

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  11. What a marvellous month..looks fantastic. Love the Hello Kitty vitamins, so cute :)))) I want some, haha :) I like that your husband photo bombs your selfies, thats so cute :)))) xx

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    1. It seems like many people adore the Hello Kitty vitamins. My hubz is so annoying at times. He could make me laugh and cry.

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  12. Looks like you had a fun month! All those food shots are making me hungry.. Oh I and I have a cat who eats slippers and sleeps in weird places too :D

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. I would look forward to seeing your cat on your blog! Must be cute to eat slippers and sleep in weird positions.

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  13. Hi Jo, your food pics are making me hungry! Do you find Thai iced tea too sweet? I do. Hehe. And I can't believe only 15 days until Christmas and your godkids are so cute!!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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    1. I do not like overly sweet stuff but surprisingly I like Thai Iced Tea and yes it is actually very sweet. By the time I reply, Xmas is just a few days away! I can't believe it! Time passes too quickly.

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  14. Mmm....that ramen looks so delicious! It makes me sad that I can't find decent ramen in my city T____T. Garlic naan bread is heaven, it's been too long since I've had that.

    Haha, those selfie sticks are hilarious, I see a lot of fellow Asians use it when I was in Australia. There was a bunch of them crowded together all using the selfie sticks and I wondered why they didn't just ask each other to take the picture....?

    Congrats to you sister on her wedding! She looks gorgeous, so happy for all of you :D.

    I laughed at your Naruto selfie comment, that was the best ;)

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    1. You're back, Richelle. You know when I was doing Xmas shopping and saw those Sanrio stuff, I thought of you. Lol it's so strange about selfies right? When I was trying to take a wefie with my family, there was somebody offering to snap a pic for us and we declined. Maybe that comes from the fun of selfie and wefie. Thank you for your sweet comment always, dear.

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  15. Hi dear Jo. Finally have some time to visit your blog. I have to say that I'm lucky coz now I'm following you on instagram and see all this pictures before blog readers :D It's always nice to see your cheerful mood, pictures, family etc. And want to say that i'll be shack if I'll use this toilet paper, so cute :D
    Kisses from Poland, Nabil ;)

    http://www.nabilunity.com/

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    1. Great to see you here again. You've been a great Instagram follow. Hahaha... I feel the same way too. It is nice to follow fellow blog friends on Instagram and then see their pictures first and then remember it again when we read their blogs.

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  16. looks like you had an eventful month!
    connecting with friends and family is always good, two of my girlfriends stayed over this weekend so that was fun.
    I got the sweetest second hand bag and a lovely lipstick as early Christmas gifts, loved those!
    your photos of food make me even hungrier, now I must get up and prepare myself sth to eat and it's like 11 pm.
    Moving on...
    practical jokes can be a bit mean, but you is the sweetest one I ever saw:) kitties on a toilet paper...Now, there is something to make one smile:)

    And your sister got married! congrats to her and to you and your family! that's so exciting...I think I was more excited when my brother got married than when I did two years later (and we both got married at 27...and my dad too, that's interesting)

    I don't know who Naruto is but it does look like he's taking a selfie. I've been taking some selfies lately but they usually end up as wefies because my husband pops in there (mostly accidentally). I never thought about buying one of those remote controls...but who knows maybe some day.

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    1. Your early Xmas gathering with friends sounds so lovely. I lurve such cozy meet ups! Oh my hubz and I are always playing jokes on each other. Coz the revenge mentality would always be at the back of my mind each time he plays one on me. I got married at 27 too!!! Ah, now I know your age. You're younger than me! Hehehe...

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    2. :) so you got married at 27 too? Now, I only have to find out how long have you been married and I'll know your age too:)

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