How can you tell visitors from the locals in Singapore? Temperatures hover above 28°C most days and humidity smacks you in the face at 80+%, yet you see many people in long-sleeves – yes they are the locals. Tourists do not mind getting drenched in perspiration visiting the outdoor sites. Locals seek the comfort… Read More »

Finding My Rhythm…

  It’s been a bit more than a month since I arrived in Singapore.  Some of you still wonder what I am doing over here.  In my thirst to discover new places, I always wanted to explore and learn more about business in this part of the world.   How has it been so far?… Read More »

  Though my mantra is “less is more”, I am more comfortable and better at layering.  I find it difficult to style summer outfits.  Now I am in a good place to draw inspiration from the streets of tropical Singapore.   I notice that some women here mix and match colorful prints and materials.  Others go… Read More »

Get extra sleep time in the morning by learning how to create a quick-and-easy yet trendy makeup.  In fact, learn from Kathrin Jokubonis, senior makeup artist at MAC cosmetics who’s been assisting on countless fashion show backstage.  Through a video, she shows tricks of the trade, and suggests MAC staples all women should have in… Read More »

  It’s Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate romantic love with your other half.  As I am single, it is going to be just another day as usual.  However, I want to dedicate this post to all girls/women who are still waiting for their elusive prince charming to show up, or who simply enjoy their… Read More »

Casual Leather

  All leather looks too “rock n’roll” and even provocative if tight-fitting. True? Not really. It is possible to have all leather as a casual wear. Leather pants keep you warm and stylish in winter. I slipped into mine before knowing how I would match it. I thought of something simple, like a black top.… Read More »

  2017 will be a year of discovery and adventure for me –  I have just arrived in Singapore to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster (or fire chicken say some) and …stay for a year!  Why Singapore?   I am half-Singaporean and I travel here every year to visit my big extended family… Read More »

  This Saturday, we graciously retire the “Monkey” and usher in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.  In Chinese culture, colors are highly symbolic.  Red symbolizes good fortune and joy, and is de rigueur in celebrations.  If you do not have a red outfit, why not employ a simple beauty touch that can change your look: the… Read More »

  I wish I had the talent to write. But that is far from the case.  My head is a mishmash of ideas which I fail to organize in nicely written paragraph. Yes, I have a message I want to share but it often gets side-tracked or mixed up with other ideas. As I write this post, I am like “oh but what was the point of this intro” ?  Fortunately I like to have all my articles… Read More »

  I don’t do detox to lose weight.  We know extreme diets do not work. You may lose up to 3 kgs over a 5-day regime but you end up “eating your frustration away” and  put on even more weight.  Nor do I detox for the popularly believed but scientifically unproven benefits on the body. … Read More »