CNY Freebie Giveaway! And BEST Moments From My Chinese New Year 2014

TOP 4 MOMENTS OF MY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2014:

1) Getting my pet Jack Russell Terrier, Cookie, to fetch me some Kumquats.

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Good girl! Stay!

2) Spending time chasing my darling niece Emma Grace around for a photo, but not before she tries to show everyone her bellybutton.

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3) Assisting my Dad as he made delicious suckling pig aka Lechon for Chinese New Year.

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Not so delicious looking BEFORE cooking, eh?! I don’t know if I will EVER be able to cook confidently like the men in my life, because I will NEVER want to hold a dead animal in my arms before having it for dinner. How am I going to eat CNY dinner after seeing it?!?!?! :0

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Ugh, think of this little piglet who never got to go home before you eat your CNY dinner! I think I’ll skip Bak Kwa too and go straight to dessert. (So impressed that my Mom made Pavlova this year, it’s a first!)

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3) For our customary DVD family time, one of my favourite uncles suggested watching Twilight part 2. The shocking part is – he is not joking. Even more shocking – this is because he already watched Twilight part 1!
No one else wanted to watch it, not even me (not that I don’t like it, I’ve watched it 5 times already!). So, I convinced him to watch Cloud Atlas instead… I don’t think he liked it much. Haha.

Last year to celebrate CNY, we watched Ah Boys to Men and all the older men in my family mused how much harder NS (National Service) was back in the old days. You young boys nowadays, very lucky!

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I got so many compliments online and from my relatives this year on my super red lace number – can you believe it’s only SGD$38 from my favourite fashion blogshop, Lexi Lyla!? There are so many other dresses I really want to get soon. I look like a tiny happy ang pow!

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As you can see, Chinese New Year is good for many things – overload of oranges, pineapple tarts, Kuih Pie Tee… but also excessive questions from all your aunties. Like that how?

Heaven and Earth® has launched #CalmComebacksan interactive Facebook app – armed with practical comebacks and instant responses to help you deal with all the questions that will be asked. And trust me, you will definitely have to answer them smartly, so your relatives won’t dare to bully you with other stupid questions!

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I love how the app categorizes different calm comebacks ranging from looks, salary to relationship status.

“Eh girl, why skirt so short?”

“Why not married yet eh?”

“How come don’t have baby yet?”

Ahah! You can answer it all now!

I think my frequent follower-friends here know which categories apply to me right? I very quickly clicked on “relationships” and “marriage” – I need some good answers for those questions. Right now!

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Since you have bothered to spend your precious Chinese New Year week reading my blog instead of collecting Ang Paos, thank you ah! I would like to give 1 box of exclusive Heaven and Earth® Chinese New Year Variety Packs to FIVE of you!

Each pack contains a mix of 4 flavours – Jasmine Green Tea, Honey Chamomile Green Tea, Ice Passionfruit Tea, Ice Lemon Tea, and comes in a 24-can pack. Yum!

All you have to do is SHARE THIS FACEBOOK APP on your own Facebook profile, along with a link to this blogpost and a status of one of your favourite calm comebacks listed in the app.

Do tag my Facebook profile (ESTELLE KIORA) or message me on Facebook when you’ve done so!

FIVE LUCKY READERS who have shared the app on their Facebook page will each receive the 24-CAN HEAVEN AND EARTH ® CHINESE NEW YEAR VARIETY PACK.

To see the calm comebacks in live action, check out this Chinese New Year instructional video. A lot of my favourite Singaporean YouTubers and friends are starring in it too. Gong xi gong xi!

WINNERS WILL BE PICKED BY WEDNESDAY 5 FEB, 5PM.

Tradition, love, family and all sorts of goodies with our tea. Stay calm and keep enjoying Chinese New Year!
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Get Some Exclusive Invites for Johnnie Walker’s Circuit Lounge, SGP 2013

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a motorhead, or if you even know who the F1 drivers for this year is. (You must have have at least heard of McLaren’s Jenson Button though?!) Johnnie Walker’s famed F1 parties are far from losing their heat on Singapore’s track, and it’s almost that time of the year in Singapore where anyone and everyone is clamouring after one of their exclusive invites.

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I’ve been attending/enjoying Johnnie Walker’s parties in Singapore and KL for 5 years straight, and I have to admit, these things change you! I’m becoming more and more of a whisky fan, or perhaps it’s because my brother is one. He recently bought Johnnie Walker’s Explorers Club edition (only available onboard a plane), and it was delicious to the finish.

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Even my girlfriends Liv, Juliana and Linda, are dedicated whisky-drinkers. We never waver when ordering a glass of Johnnie Walker, every single time we are out around the bars in town.

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Johnnie Walker’s Circuit Lounge is back to impress this year for one exclusive night only, so expect nothing less than the best of gold and glamour. If you promise not to drink and drive, celebrate F1 with a nice shiny bottle of Gold Reserve, dance the night away with good looking good friends and a world class music line up – this year includes headline act Mel DeBarge (US), supported by Posso (US) and DJ Atran (SG). New York based DJ Mel DeBarge is a permanent fixture at exclusive film, music, fashion, philanthropic and private events and and she will keep you moving as the drinks flow.

I look forward to the encore return of Flavour Lab, a Diageo reserve World-Class bar where special Johnnie Walker cocktails are crafted for all their pretigious guests. Whisky fans will get to try new and evocative serves of Johnnie Walker, and I can’t wait to bug global winner of acclaimed Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012 competition Tim Philips, Runner Up for 2012 Kae Yin, and Singapore’s Bartender of the Year 2013 Zachary De Git to make me a drink. It’s going to be as good as gold.

Of course, it’s not a Formula 1 Johnnie Walker party unless you’re in the centre of the action, so this year’s new location Marina Bay Sands will ensure good vibes and perhaps even, slight vibrations!

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Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge invite for 2013 thoughtfully sent out these invites to their VIPs, but here’s how you can win access into the party!
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HOW TO GET EXCLUSIVE JOHNNIE WALKER CIRCUIT LOUNGE PASSES

METHOD #1 – GOLD RESERVE WILL GET YOU GOLD

“Johnnie Walker invites are impossible to get,” everyone is wailing. No, that’s not true – it’s hard but not completely impossible. You could get onto the exclusive Circuit Lounge guestlist by purchasing a Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Limited Edition bottle from my favourite nightspots and outlets:
 Playhouse
 KYO
 Mink
 Dom
 Avalon
 Fenix Room
 The Vault
 The Butter Factory
 Royal Room
 Dream
 Jasons Market Place Raffles City
 Giant Tampines
 Giant IMM Shopping Centre
 Giant Vivo City
 Giant Parkway Parade

METHOD #2 – I HAVE 4 PASSES TO GIVEAWAY

You could join my blog giveaway. In collaboration with Johnnie Walker, Love You Wrong Time has an exclusive opportunity to giveaway 2 pairs of passes for my loyal readers fans to get access to this most hotly anticiapted F1 party.

SHARE THIS FACEBOOK BLOGPOST LINK on your Facebook wall, and just tell me HOW MANY NIGHTS Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge is in Singapore for this year’s F1.
You must also HASHTAG #imnotdriving #JohnnieWalkerSingapore #CircuitLounge and await the good news!
(Winners will be picked randomly and announced here. Only winners will be contacted.)

CONTEST ENDS: WEDNESDAY 18 SEP, 6PM

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I had such a good time with my friends at last year’s Johnnie Walker F1 party at the stunning Gardens by the Bay, hope to see you there this coming year!

Big thanks to my party partner Johnnie Walker Singapore this year for the generous giveaway. Follow them on Facebook for updates, and I look forward to joining the pact with you to never drink and drive!

A video of a song I wrote + me singing + playing the piano + talking + making faces

My video entry for Charmaine Yee’s #HotFMDateMeDavid contest. YouTube singing sensation David Choi is in Singapore lah. I’m not so much a singer, nor a sensation, so I decided to hack a new song from the first line of his first song…

PS: This is my FIRST time writing a song. And singing it. And recording it. All at the same time. Don’t laugh all at once!
(I guess Rome was built in a day after all)

My new video – Sexy Air Stewardesses VS Grandma Pee and Grandma Pok! (This is not a harlem shake)

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Grandma Pee and Grandma Pok are boring old grannies who like to complain and don’t approve of a sexy safety dance. They never get to travel anywhere and sit on the couch at home, all day. Their life sucks. Boo!

The sexy JUAN Air Stewardesses are here to show them the gateway to beautiful holidays in the Philippines. The boring grannies just need to know that safety on Cebu Pacific Air is always first, but it can be FUN too!

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Cebu Pacific Air is searching for one blogger from Singapore and Malaysia to send to the Philippines, and they call it the search for the ‘JUAN blogger’ – Juan meaning ‘the everyday’ man in Philippines. It’s true, you can probably travel almost everyday with Cebu Pacific’s reasonable rates and energetic service!

Oh, I don’t mean to sound like a desperado – I really don’t like to enter contests and hustle for votes, but the prizes for this campaign are really worth something. Each winning ‘JUAN’ blogger gets flights to 4 destinations in the Philippines, along with hotel stays by Agoda and travel allowances courtesy of Visa.

I already have destinations to accomplish in mind, people I want to meet, and lessons I know I can learn from and take home with me. I really hope to win this!

IF YOU LIKE US (OR OUR VIDEO), PLEASE HELP US GET PICKED TO GO TO THE PHILIPPINES!?
GO to —
1. Cebu Pacific’s Juan Blogger FACEBOOK APP,
2. CLICK on our video in the GALLERY SECTION (We’re the only ones in full air stewardess costumes!)
3. VOTE FOR US PLEASE!
IT TAKES 5 SECONDS and means the world to me. THANK YOU 😛

I’ve been away in Kuala Lumpur, so this blogpost is a little late. >.< The Cebu Pacific JUAN blogger contest ends on 24 MARCH 2013.

No pilots were harmed during the making of this amateur home video. This is an entry for Cebu Pacific Air’s ‘Juan Blogger’ search video contest.

PS: This is not a harlem shake, this is the safety shake!

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Okay, if you really want to know, this is how it goes!

CREATED, choreographed, filmed, directed and edited by:
ESTELLE KIORA (me)

FEATURING:
Another equally crazy friend, TIAN

(Tian is… a Singaporean hottie, social media butterfly, hipster sister and my fellow travel adventure buddy!)

I bet you can’t tell that this was filmed at midnight! In between me and Tian’s tight schedules, this video was a lot of effort to pull off. I had to poke Tian a few times to stop her from yawning, but I’m glad we completed it! I’ve been getting more interested in making amateur videos lately, and any excuse to *try* to dance is always fun.

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I crafted the concept and Tian was the first person I called. I wanted a hot girl (what, would you have watched the video if I featured an ugly guy?). But seriously, Tian was the perfect friend for this video on so many levels. I have endless laughs with her, and documenting a video or a holiday (FINGERS CROSSED!) with her would be one ride shy of an entertainment explosion.

Alas, she was overseas and I had ONE day to practice AND film with her in Singapore. I custom-made some foam board props in advance – The Cebu Pacific Air plane especially didn’t come cheap (getting a print shop to cut the shape out will cost an extra $10 usually), but it’s always special to have something to play with.

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We make au naturale Grandmas, and I’m glad we (barely) fit into the air stewardess costumes. The other props were all a necessary safety.

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—DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR US VIA THE CEBU PACIFIC FACEBOOK APP OR WE’LL WHACK YOU WITH MY WALKING CANE!—

I don’t want to wait until I grow old and boring like these above grannies… It’s time to fulfil life by doing the things that matter, and making the trips that you want. Have YOU been to the Philippines yet? Check out the affordable fares and delightful destinations you can do from Singapore to Philippines on CebuPacificAir.com – It’s time everyone flies!

Please share the video with your friends and any of your love, hugs, hellos and VOTES are appreciated!

Do you buy stuff online? FREE ASOS £150 GBP (~S$300) gift voucher for 1 lucky reader! Ah… online shopping freedom with Frank by OCBC

My BlackBerry or iPhone goes… “Ring ring.”

Me: “Hello?”

Voice on the other end: “Hi, I’m with XXX bank and we would like to offer you… credit card… bla bla… Something something…”

Me: “No thank you.”
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I really don’t like to get calls like that, and I’m sure you’ve received a fair few too. As saavy consumers are spending more on the streets, Credit cards are getting increasingly competitive. So, when FRANK by OCBC sent me an email explaining their special services, I was frankly more unfeeling than a cold fish.

And then I saw this.

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And then I saw THIS.
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AND THEN I SAW THIS.
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WHICH MEANS THIS.
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FRANK BY OCBC IS… a brilliant bank concept developed to reach out to the Gen-Y generation. The bank looks more like a hangout cafe than an office, the Marketing collateral is like a mirror to our young souls, cards come in 130 customised designs, and the colourful contrast doesn’t just end with its outside appearances. FRANK is a brand new way to bank, simply because we (the younger ones) don’t scrimp and save the way our old folks do. We are different from our elders and parents, and our spending as well as saving habits are completely changed too.

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My Mom isn’t from the “FRANK” generation, but she’s still very frank.
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My Grandfather lives with us and he said this to me the other day, as I lazily purchased his haircare necessities through the internet instead.
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(This picture was taken on Skype, but that’s another whole Yes-Grandpa-you-can-use-the-internet-to-videochat-to-people explanation.)

My elders are wrong, for I don’t go online to spend money. Right? …

I thought about these conversations very carefully for 5 minutes and realized that this is where I spend most of my money…

BUDGET FLIGHT BOOKINGS
– Jetstar, Cebu Pacific Air, Tiger, Scoot
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BOOKING HOTEL ROOMS
– Some of my favourite sites are Roomorama, Backkick, Expedia, Bookings.com and Hotels.com
pictures, description, deal and room review

PHONE, GADGETS AND CUTE THINGS ON G-MARKET
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MAKEUP ON LUXOLA.COM
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CLOTHES ON LEXILYLA.COM
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BUYING THOSE JAPANESE FOOD AND MASSAGE DEALS ON DEAL SITES
– Groupon
– Streetdeal
– Deal.com.sg
PS: The dress I’m wearing here is actually from ASOS, Petite size.
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Oh crap! What do I know? Many of my purchases were actually made ONLINE.

According to the Visa eCommerce Consumer Monitor 2012 survey, 90% of Singaporeans say they will make online purchases in the next 12 months, and young adults surveyed allocate an average of 15% of their monthly disposable salary for online shopping. Whoops, I didn’t realise how much stuff I was buying online until FRANK pointed it out. #TruthHurts

FRANK knows that we make a lot of purchases online (whether we admit that or not), and is now giving FRANK Credit Card Cardmembers 6% REBATES for them. ***ANY ONLINE PURCHASES MADE (INCLUDING ALL THE WEBSITES I MENTIONED ABOVE), WOULD HAVE QUALIFIED FOR A 6% REBATE.***

To make this easier to remember, I broke everything down into these 6 points:
1) 6% rebate with FRANK by OCBC
2) For ONLINE purchases
3) Highest rate offered in the market
4) Customers would receive 6% rebates (capped at S$60)
5) An unlimited 0.5% rebates on all other spends (ie offline purchases)
6) Simply by spending S$500 or more per month.

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S$500 is easy to spend online. In fact, you’re probably already spending it and not getting rewarded for it.

SO whether you’re buying airtickets online with CheapTickets.sg, a discounted deal on Deals.com, or some new clothes on LoveBonito.com, you have the freedom to shop wherever you desire, and the possibilities are endless with FRANK (For more information, visit http://www.frankbyocbc.com).

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All the tiny details about the 6% rebate programme can be found HERE].

AND NOW… YOUR FAVOURITE PART…
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FREE ASOS £150 GBP (~S$300) GIFT VOUCHER!
CONTEST QUESTION: What is the % of rebate that FRANK by OCBC is giving away in this programme?

(1) WIN THIS VIA my TWITTER campaign #FRANKbyOCBC
– Follow me on Twitter @estellekiora
Retweet THIS TWITTER POST with the answer ?%

OR

(2) WIN THIS VIA my FACEBOOK campaign
– “Follow/Subscribe” to my profile on Facebook.com/EstelleKiora
Share THIS FACEBOOK POST with the answer X%

 

One of my lucky followers who has shared or retweeted THIS blog post with the correct answer, will receive an ASOS Gift Card worth £150 GBP (equivalent to approx. S$300).

Contest closes and winner will be picked at the end of THIS week, SUNDAY 3 MARCH 2013, by 2359hours.

In case you need to know…
– Re-share or Re-tweet as many times as you like for higher chances.
– I will use an internet-based generator to churn out a number “ie 12, 45, 7…” and that will celebrate the 12th/45th/7th tweet.
– I will announce the winner here and via my Facebook & Twitter accounts.

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THANK YOU, Frank by OCBC for all your cool stuff and more online shopping joy this year! (Say thank you to FRANK on the Frank by OCBC Facebook Page here)

 

*** -U-P-D-A-T-E- ON WINNER, MON 4 MARCH 2013 ***

ASOS S$300/150 GDP GIFT VOUCHER CONTEST CLOSED. So here’s the deal!
1) I used a random number generator to get a number from 1-100, (because I don’t think I had more than a 100 entries), and the NUMBER it gave me was 33.

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2) I started with my Facebook account, I had 16 legit entries that qualified here. On Twitter, I had 15 legit entries. This brings me to a total of 31 ENTRIES.

So I went back to my Facebook shares and scrolled to the top of my ‘shares list’, to count the 2nd person from the top.

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And my winner is… Amanda Leong! Congrats Amanda, you can shop online till you drop now!! I will be in touch with details of voucher collection this coming week.

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Sorry to all my friends and participants who didn’t get to win this round. Better luck next time, keep reading my blog for goodies and freebies! You know how I love to share the love 🙂

Every day and Valentine’s Day gifts: 5 awesome present ideas for your GIRLFRIEND or THAT GIRL YOU LIKE.

“If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?”

Don’t hate the date guys! You talk about how lame Valentine’s Day is, but you know you still have to deal with it. In case you don’t know how to, let a single and yet ‘old school’ romantic expert (ME) tell you what to buy – whether you are in a relationship, or hoping for one.

 

5 VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENTS FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND

I have many girlfriends that are always telling me what they want or what they wish their boyfriend would do. A lot of women want a man to take charge and take care of them, especially on a special day like this. They will drop hints all over your conversations, in text messages, on their Facebook updates etc etc and expect you to know what’s going on. I know, we can be a little confusing/crazy!

My general rule would be to balance how much you’re spending, with a gift that is thoughtful. I don’t know your girlfriend like you do, but you shouldn’t go wrong with these suggestions.

Feel free to text/Facebook some of your girlfriend’s girlfriends for advice, or to confirm that you’re headed in the right direction.

 

AWESOME GIRLFRIEND GIFT #1:
EVENING CLUTCH (the small kind, with no handles)

Whether you decide to purchase from a pricey brand or look for a simpler selection, I don’t think you can ever pick a horrible handbag. Look out for bags that look like this!

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Most girls aren’t as particular about clutches as they are about perfume and shoes (don’t buy those), and you can start by choosing one in a colour she likes. Red? Pink? Silver? Cream white? If you can’t decide, you can’t go wrong with a bag in black. Little diamond crystals optional.

In case you’ve been living in a hole, here’s where you can find this elusive evening clutch.

$$$ TIP ->
Popular designer brands:
Have fun at Hermes Paris, Ferragamo, Coach, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci.

Maybe you’ll find one at a discount on Reebonz.com.sg (A members-only website for premier brands made affordable through private sale events, sometimes up to 70% off).

Less expensive but not cheap/still seen as “good quality” brands:
Charles and Keith, River Island, TOPSHOP, Warehouse, Nine West, Dorothy Perkins and GUESS by Marciano (all about S$70-S$200 range).

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AWESOME GIRLFRIEND GIFT #2:
MATCHING HE/SHE ITEMS, (Pyjamas. Pillowcases. Wallets. Watches. Etc.)

There are some things that men and women shouldn’t share (like underwear), but there are other things that can look cute (and not cheesy) if one is designed for a chick, and the other version is for a dude.

If you share a bed sometimes, it might be cute to get matching silk pyjamas (try the department stores at Orchard/Takashimaya).
It’s less sleazy than lingerie, and more romantic.

Or, you could get matching pillowcases instead, so you can dream of each other when you’re in your individual beds.
She will say, “So sweet!” (Try department stores or those novelty gift stores at Takashimaya, Ion or Dhoby Ghaut.)

If you have a bit more money to spend on yourself as well, go all out and get both of you matching wallets or watches. She can put a picture of you in her new wallet to show her office colleagues, or when they ask her for the time, tell them how you bought her a totally cute watch that matches yours.

Matching items show her that you’re thinking of her as your partner, a part of you, your other half.

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AWESOME GIRLFRIEND GIFT #3 + #4:
DIGITAL CAMERA FUJIFILM POLAROID CAMERA SET + FILM AND ACCESSORIES

Don’t walk into a camera shop and ask them to recommend you a digital camera for your girlfriend! What a digital disaster waiting to crash and reboot… Do your research first and find out what camera brand or functions your girlfriend likes. (Start by checking her views on high end compact, mini DSLR, full blown Nikon range, small and cute looking cameras with lots of in built filters for picture effects and skin softening functions etc).

Best buys are at Funan IT Mall, Alan Photo, Song Brothers, Cathay Photo.

Giving your female a taste of a vintage trend can be quite romantic. This will probably make her squeal – a Poloroid camera is probably one of the prettiest presents you could get for a girl.

$$$ TIP -> It’s called a FUJIFILM INS camera set to cost you about S$200. You can get a Poloroid camera for about S$109-$150, film for $11-$13 for a pack of 10 ($15 for special film with prints and borders), $15-$20 for a Polaroid-specific photo album and maybe throw in more for some small and cute stickers.

Best to buy at Bugis shopping mall and Bugis Street Shopping village – The last few times this month I walked around Bugis, I’m hit by stalls offering this. It looks like they are really cashing in on the Poloroid photography wave.

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AWESOME GIRLFRIEND GIFT #5:
PHOTOBOOK OF PICTURES

Does your girlfriend already have a digital camera? Yes.

Does your girlfriend take 100 photos a week of your outings, or even when you are at home? Yes if she’s Singaporean.

Just kidding, not all Singaporean girls take 100 pictures a week… some take 100 pictures over 1-2 days.

So, if your girlfriend is into pictures, why not help her to create a photobook of all the pictures that she has already captured? A photobook full of pictures of herself, of her pets, of her family and friends, of you and with you… Most girls would like that.

To do this, you have to ask for or get access to her computer, and find out which where she stores all her pictures. Get an external hardrive and transfer all her pictures into it. This way, you can slowly work on designing and creating the Photobook for her – trust me, unless you’re a tech whiz/if it’s your first time doing this, it will take you more than a few hours for sure!

Hardcover or softcover? Cute or grand? Photobooks cost about $50-150 to create, depending on how luxe, big, or thick it is going to be.

You can check out the following Photobook sites – most of them have instructions or simple programs that you need to download to create and finalize your perfect Photobook.
Snapfish.com.sg – Top recommendation
Photobooksingapore.com
Photobookmart.com.sg
Shutterfly.com – Not a Singaporean website/service but supposedly very popular still with Singaporeans

$$$ TIP -> You can often buy discounted vouchers for Photobook services via Groupon (discounted vouchers here), Streetdeal.sg, deal.com.sg and other deal websites.

If you don’t have enough (or 100) photos of you and your girlfriend yet, you can consider making her a photo calendar instead. It’s still quite early on in the year and you only need 12 pictures, one for each of the month. It’s also a lot less work than doing a Photobook… You can ask any Kodak stores or photo services about their processing time and cost.

5 SUBTLE BUT AWESOME VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENTS FOR THE GIRL YOU LIKE

The cute girl that you have been whatsapping with all your waking hours. The pretty one you have been trying to kiss. The girl from the office who makes you laugh. At some point or another, we’ve all gone through this.

Bear in mind, bigger is not always better – I had a guy friend once who was besotted with a beautiful girl (model lah). He bought her a Bulgari necklace along with an incredible basket of flowers that was almost equally expensive, after knowing her for only one week. She was impressed for one day, but he never won her heart.

Don’t let this happen to you, take it slow, make it thoughtful and subtle, and don’t give too much too soon!

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AWESOME GIFT FOR THE GIRL YOU LIKE #1:
PHONE ACCESSORIES

Is she always listening to music on her way in from work, or complaining that her iPhone, BlackBerry or Android phone is running out of battery? Be a man. Do something about it and buy her some cute new earphones or a portable mobile phone battery (the better ones cost about S$40-60 each and can charge a phone to 100% power about 2 times).

Wrap it up and add in a small card… Not too pushy, but perfect!

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AWESOME GIFT FOR THE GIRL YOU LIKE #2:
BOOK

Does she like to read? To cook? To bake cupcakes?

You can get her a book on anything from mystery to romance, learning to leadership, cooking to making cocktails… If you have no idea what genre to get, just get a book of jokes and put it in a bow. Those small and handy books sold at the front of bookstores make great little book gifts too.

Just don’t give her 50 Shades of Grey – it’s so wrong and she might tell everyone she knows that you’re a pervert.

AWESOME GIFT FOR THE GIRL YOU LIKE #3:
A MUSIC CD

Whether you choose some relaxing jazz music or a party mix by Ministry Of Sound, a music CD will definitely send some happy feelings down her heart, mind and body. This is also the ideal new-age mixtape – More romantic than sending her a song on iTunes, and not as hard to do as making an actual mixtape (can you actually still make a mixtape with a real tape?!).

$$$ TIP -> It’s only going to cost you $20-25, and THAT Music Shop at Pacific Plaza (Orchard) is always blaring a selection of cool tunes, and you can probably find anything and everything at one of the mega HMVs.

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AWESOME GIFT FOR THE GIRL YOU LIKE #4:
BOX OF CHOCOLATES/SNACK BASKET

Yes, it’s boring. But it works. Unless she’s allergic or just hates the world, I don’t know a girl that doesn’t like sweet treats.
“Oh, I can’t eat it, it will make me fat!” Bullsh*t. Smile, say you’re welcome, turn around, and the chocolates will be gone in a heartbeat.

Go a step further and make things extra special by putting together a little snack basket (you can call it her “stress” basket).

Fill it with sweet or fun treats like oreos, chocolate chip cookies, dried mangoes and mixed nuts, Twisties, fresh fruits like apples and strawberries, Kit Kat (everyone loves Kit Kat), and other Nestle products that promote nutrition, health, wellness and happiness!

AWESOME GIFT FOR THE GIRL YOU LIKE #5:
KISSTIXX

Buy her something thoughtful (like the portable mobile battery charger), but throw in something cheeky like a KISSTIXX. Yes, you heard me right. It’s a mixed kiss stick. A kiss stick that MIXES, to form a KISS that will STICK.

If your mind isn’t blown yet, your tastebuds will be!

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Newly available on Zalora.sg, one KISSTIXX pack arrives with not one, but two totally different and delicious lip balms that will help you to send a sexy message…

STEP 1) Ask her to choose her favourite flavour in the pack. (Whatever she doesn’t pick, is your stick.)
STEP 2) Offer to apply the lip balm on her lips. After hers is applied, apply yours with your special flavour.
STEP 3) Have a few laughs about it… And then prepare for a flavorful punch when you lean in for that peck!

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***FREE VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENT FOR YOU!***

Sounds like fun? Want one? I’m giving away 6x KISSTIXX PACKS, BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY (each comes with 2 complementing flavoured lip balms).

 

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PART 1!) All you have to do is share the LINK TO THIS BLOGPOST on your Facebook wall and 2 other friend’s Facebook wall (bonus points if you add why this Valentine’s day present is awesome).

PART 2) Email me a SCREENSHOT of it and don’t forget to include your name and contact number! -> EMAIL ME AT LOVEYOUWRONGTIME@GMAIL.COM


CONTEST CLOSES + WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY TUESDAY 12 FEB for prize collection. Winners will be able to pick up their prize from WEDNESDAY 13 FEB onwards from a location in town.

 

Check out and buy a KISSTIXX at Zalora.sg HERE – one KISSTIXX purchase at SGD$19 will give you not one, but TWO packs (each with two contrasting flavoured lip balms). Shipping is free.

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That’s all I can do gentlemen… the rest is up to you!
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PS: I actually hardly get presents from suitors, but there was one Valentine’s Day that I did. I will never forget the guy who sent me a pair of goldfish and turtles, along with a bunch of wrapped roses. I thought it was really creative, but all my friends thought it was crazy!
What’s the strangest/coolest Valentine’s Day gift you’ve received? Make my Vday and tell me in the comments below!!!

30 free tickets here to watch Jolin Tsai dance in Singapore (Remy Centaur Dance Show Friday 18 Jan)

WIN TICKETS TO SEE JOLIN TSAI LIVE IN SINGAPORE AT THE RÉMY MARTIN CENTAUR DANCE SHOWDOWN
Date: Friday 18 January 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Hall C, Marina Bay Sands

Who likes Jolin Tsai?

I’m giving out 30 FREE TICKETS to anyone who wants to watch her perform at the Remy Centaur Dance Show THIS FRI, 8PM at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

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The Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown is a regional dance competition which seeks the ultimate urban dance crew across six countries – Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

What a dance dance revolution indeed! Jolin Tsai is the Remy Martin celebrity spokesperson and as I always attempt explain to my foreigner friends, she’s also like the Britney Spears of Asia.

The event will be hosted by E! Entertainment’s dashing Dominic James Lau, upping the glam and good looking factor. If you think you can dance, there will be games and prizes given out too. And last but not least, an after-party with a mystery guest DJ…

FACEBOOK CONTEST – MY FAVOURITE SONG BY JOLIN TSAI IS LOVE PLAYER. WHAT’S YOURS?

Step 1) To win a pair of tickets (Worth S$49 x 2), simply tell me your favourite song by Jolin Tsai by writing it on my public Facebook post on my profile (click here). If you hit the “Share” button on Facebook or ask your friends to “like” your comment, I will be twice more likely to pick you! 🙂

Step 2) Email me your name and contact number: loveyouwrongtime@gmail.com

CONTEST CLOSING DATE

I will notify the 15 winners by Thursday 17 Jan on how they can collect the tickets.

Now you get to see the beautiful Jolin Tsai live in Singapore, and you have something to do this Friday night! Spread the love!

This post was brought to you by Insurgence SG and Remy Martin.

***UPDATE: 12 WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED REGARDING THE PRIZE AND TICKET COLLECTION. Feel free to join – Contest closes tonight, Thursday 17 JAN. Thanks for reading my blog and participating in my blog/Facebook contest!***

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