Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Greetings from February 2015! School and work are really settling out quite nicely, and it's pleasantly busy!
Big smiles!
Also check out my new blog header! :D Photos from only the bestest during our shoot for the school <3
This here's going to be the linkway connecting the School of Biological Sciences to the new Experimental Meds Building!

Looking forward to taking mid-day breaks here at the rooftop garden! ^^
NTU's having some new facilities built, so it'll be quite exciting in the years to come :) More pics and stories here :)


all too soon it's 11.11. magic time to get some work done :<

talk to you in March ;) xKim.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Time to time, my hair does get dry from all the harsh elements (read: wash&wear/flat irons/curling thongs/back-combs/teases/hairspray&morehairspray/etc.). I usually get a steam, and it straightens all my problems out (not the curls though. yea, they're here to stay. they just get softened^^).
 This time I reached the salon just before closing hour, and we only had enough time for either a colour, or a steam. I really wanted a fresh colour, so we went ahead with that :) and now, after wearing the colour out a little, I think my curls have decided to behave! So... Cheers to good hair days!

And it looks much shorter here too:
L.O.B
Looks like a long-bob (LOB). lol.

So today we had a PPC-meet, and also to celebrate Fai's 21st! Happy 21st mamabear <3

Naturally, we had lots to catch up on. The pictures don't tell everything, but they sure summarise most of how our time in school was spent ;) 

M.A.D.O.N.N.A. | more like.. Fudge's Cones
pikachu's all let's go for a spin | tingting-carrr

Finally, what's a PPC meet-up without the renewal of annual vows, B&J bets, and Mean Girls re-enactments ;)
jingle-bell rock. x.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Who needs lion dancers to welcome in the new year when you've lil Chloe ;)
2015's in; 2014's out.

Mum's predicting 2015 to be the year of Chuck Taylorsss. evidently it influenced her online buys (but pleasantly so, i love my new kicks)!

Matchy Matchy with homeboy, my best bro @Nicho
 I don't usually wear visible socks with my shoes. But these pink ones were a pair from the new Ralph Lauren collection mum picked up, and who can resist Egyptian cotton hugging their ankles right ;)
New Year Resolution: Wear a pair of these socks everytime I'm in sneakers.. which is probably going to be most of the days I'm in school this semester :D (at least now there's something to keep me on my toes!)

latest obsession: Head Porter Plus watch.
This Christmas break, I've watched Mum hang out a little much (again, pleasantly so. i love you and all your buys mum! keep scouting! heehee) on NETAPORTER and MR PORTER online, so it stunned me a bit when i found this watch with a similar branding.

A little googling helped me find out more about this curious brand.

Turns out, Head Porter currently has three stores - the Harajuku Flagship Store (Tokyo), - atelier - Head Porter (Tokyo), Head Porter Loft (Kyoto), and the HEAD PORTER OSAKA (Osaka).
All, only in the land of the rising sun.

No wonder, tsk.


11 more days of voting, have you voted yet? ;) 

I'm in the Top 10 for Miss U, and voting ends on 15th January 2015! Everyone can vote 5 times daily here, and stand a chance to win prizes! :) 

spread the #kimmylove ok? 

Royal Carribean | U-weekly




Friday, December 26, 2014

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 Very soon 2014 will be 'so last year'~ so before 2015 arrives, here's a blogpost :D

Royal Carribean | Glitzy day
Happy hour cocktails and all things sweet!
 Turns out, "HOT PEOPLE PLACE" was a wintery tree-lined street, 가로수 길 in Seoul.
Always a good time for a break!
Nicho and his cuppa penguinnoccino :x

Many cute café-lined streets (complete with Christmasy lattés and pancakes!)


Mimi had her hair done at the hair salon and looked just like the 90210 babes!
It turns dark quick in the winter, so .. perfect for our favourite Jeju Black Pork Korean Barbecue!
Heated indoors and warm beverages never felt better than in sub-zero climates ^^
Cosying up with my sisters for a selfie (actually, just for the warmth)

'they said it's 5 minutes away!' On the way to Insadong
After our huge sushi lunch at 노량진수산시장 Noryangjin Fisheries!
Somehow it always snows whenever we visit Conrad Seoul and IFC Mall. Without fail!
A day late, but it's always Christmasy here anyway; Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :) Here's to an exciting year ahead :D

x. Talk to you in 2015.

Friday, November 7, 2014

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It's possibly the busiest time in school this semester, only because the term is ending, and that means one thing - Christmas is round the corner!! <3 #thebesttimeoftheyear #welovechristmas

Remember how I promised a blogpost about my experience at the Miss Singapore World Finals? Well, there is actually a list of other things I want to write about as well. But since this one is done up already, let me just link you here! 

School was really nice to invite me to blog on the school site -
The Day I entered Miss Singapore World:

I never imagined myself in that world of big smiles, perfect hair and tiaras – let alone one of Singapore’s “Big 4” pageants – but this September I found myself in a neat line of girls in gowns, on that very stage, at Miss Singapore World.

It still feels a little surreal. I’d woken up one morning to a Facebook message inviting me to join Miss Singapore World. It was one of those “What if?” moments – they had already completed a pre-judging segment, and the night itself was only a few weeks away, but I decided to go with a “Why not!” and put my best stiletto-ed foot forward.


The pageant night came all too soon. As we stood in a line backstage readying ourselves to take the stage, I tried to calm my nerves. I’d walked in fashion shows a few times, but pageants were a whole new challenge – who hasn’t seen YouTube videos of embarrassing Q&A segments and girls tripping over gowns at pageants?

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Trying not to let my nerves get the better of me during the Q&A segment.
I took a few deep breaths and decided to give it my best shot. The lights went on, the cue was given, and I went on stage with no expectations, a bounce in my step – and a big smile.

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Doing the catwalk was easier.
When they not only announced my name in the Top 10 line up, but also for the Miss Personality and Miss Photogenic titles, I was over the moon. The cameras flashed as they put the sashes on me – I felt like a star! I was really close to tears at that point, speechless and surprised. Then came the announcements for Top 5, Top 3, and the heart-stopping moment that arrived with “Top 2”. I was finally named the First Runner-up!

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Sandwiched between my brother, Nick, and one of the judges, Mr Allan Moo.
They put the tiara in my hair, added the sash across my shoulders, and presented me with my prizes, which included a talent contract with a local movie production house. I waved and mouthed a grateful “thank you” to the judges, who were beaming and clapping. It was perfect – I savoured every moment of it. Backstage, the make-up artists and gown sponsors showered me with enthusiastic congratulations.

The biggest surprise of all was my little brother Nick turning up at the stage. “Kim, Kim, come on, let’s take a selfie!” he went, in his usual way. “You’re here!” I shrieked. I hadn’t told my family to attend the event since tickets had been sold out. But there he was! “How could I miss it?” he said, as he took the selfie – my favourite photo from that night.

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With my favourite guy.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Carrie Model Launch Party @1-Altitude

Carrie Models Launch Party at Altimate:A pic in the room, view from the top, and being interviewed by Yahoo!
It's been quite a month! And to write about this all only now is truly procrastination at its best! Also because school has been keeping me busy and away from this blog ;)

I had a blast at Carrie Models Launch Party at Altimate in August! The view at 1Altitude was stunning as always, and it sure felt like a party on the runway...

Wardrobe - Evisu | Bread and Butter | Steve Madden
 


Here are some photos from the pre-launch shoot too.

Photoshoot before the launch with made flippingly-fun with Mister Kovit!

Big smiles for STOMP at the launch party!

That's all for now, but I've got lots more to share about another great experience - Miss World Singapore 2014!

Till next time!
Kim

P.S. More pics at my instagram @kiminpei ;) be a friend?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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 \\ Back to School \\
New timetables, new seatmates and exciting projects... all in a new school semester :) But also, less time for shifts at Abercrombie :( what used to be a daily thing... is now a weekly affair. Just yesterday I felt the full effects of not working in *forever* (a week actually) - many new faces, a new manager, a new playlist (my fav is the Georgie Porgie track). And lots of new clothes (i saw a red midi skirt.. since when!) Anyway, Abercrombie Associates still remain the sweetest. The bomber jacket I'm wearing in the photo is a "hope you stay warm during lectures and have a great sem ahead!" surprise, and the cupcake was a "nice working with you; but ciao guys i've got school to attend now" surprise. - [daww. #abercrombieHOT #abercrombieSWEET.]

 \\ Old-School \\
Fun times with Novell and Shannen after some brunch and coffee at Chye Seng Huat. Catching up since Nepal days was so necessary!

\\ Today \\
In RipCurl today, and I really liked how they drew my brows! Eyes-wise (tempting to spell: eyes-weyes), I'm never a fan of falsies. Though I've to admit how thrilling it is watching my lash-collection building up in the lash-stash in my journal! :)

Soon to update: Carrie Models Launch at Altimate @1-Altitude | Peeks from MSI | TRT | Styléograph New Collection