Tuesday, May 19, 2020

LOCKDOWN IN SINGAPORE MONTH 2

It has been so long since i blogged! Hello my beautiful people I hope everyone is maintaining their sanity during this Circuit Break / Lockdown / Quarantine. This pandemic has harshly affected many of us for sure. I cannot wait till the end of the lockdown so i can dye + trim my hair, have my facial treatment and Brazilian IPL. I also want to try lip blushing. #essential #firstworldproblem 

Since we are spending everyday at home now, we have so much time to cook / bake. I also spend a lot of time making tiktoks which i really enjoy. I miss my friends and i miss hanging out at bars and dining at restaurants. I miss everyone's laughters and i miss hugging my friends. This lockdown has definitely make us realise the small things that we took for granted for. On the bright side i really enjoy working from home. I think the best combination would be to continue working from home but with the bars and restaurant reopen. Ideal? :) 

How are you spending your lockdown? 

Below are some lifestyle photos I took this month (mainly food and all homecook!). 


Cooked fried rice

Baked burnt out cheesecake

The sunset was beautiful 


The reflection

The purple pink hue sunset 










This would really be the best time for me to decorate my room which Im still half ass-ing on. Its taking ages! lol. I'm trying to find meaningful photos to frame them up and hang on the wall. Also looking for a comfy one seater couch. Sadly i'm not feeling it now. Nothing caught my eye. 

Ok i will stop here. 

xx 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Job Interview Questions/Preparation for You

Hello my beautiful people, i hope you spent a wonderful Valentines' Day yesterday and for those singles - Happy Single Awareness Day! ❤️ 

The last time I wrote about Job Interview questions was nearly 3 years ago! You can read it here (Finding a Job in Singapore). I thought it would be good to have an update on this since so much has changed after i gotten my first job.

Summary of my work life: I got a promotion, i resigned, i looked for jobs again.

In this post, besides sharing my job interview experience, i also want to share with you on quick views about working life/being an adult since this is very related to the kind of jobs you would look for.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ASKED: 

Because by now you would probably have some years of work experience, the type of questions your hiring manager ask u is very different. Its no longer so much on "Why do you want to work in this company?" or "Tell me more about yourself". I have received some very different questions asked. They asked you based on your skill set.

To be clear, I work in a marketing field, so questions asked can be different if you work in other fields. Please feel free to comment down below your past job interview questions! We would love to know! 

- Between ur previous company & this company, what do you think is the difference?
- What do you think is the direction of this brand?
- How do you feel about this brand?
- Based on the market now, what product do you think work for customer?
- I also received some situational questions "Based on this chart, where would you run the campaigns?'
"You are given this data, what do you think is the trend now?"
- What do you think is important in this role?
- Tell me how relevant you think your past job experience is to this position u r applying?
- Tell me more about your past job experience
- What do you think you can still learn from in this new role given that you alr have experienced in this kind of work?
- Do you understand what this role is about?


These are the questions I've came across. It was a lot of situational questions and i think what the hiring manager wants to see is your reaction and how fast you think. There is no right or wrong answer, but if you happen to say something that your hiring manager also agrees then its a bonus brownie point for you.

Since my last update on job interview, I had gone to a total of 7 interviews and got an offer from 5 with the 2 failed rejected by my own previous company which took a toll on me then. I will leave this story for another time.

My advice to you when searching for a job is : look carefully at the job description & prospect of company before you apply. You do not want to burn so many bridges.

I've also learned that there is no ultimate career path you would 100% go because anything can change. Don't take it too hard on yourself. So that is why I hate it when employers ask me "What do you see yourself in 5 years time".

I also learned not to jump into a 'yes' too quickly but to consider the other factors that you may be missing. Also, be daring enough to say 'no' when you need to because you don't live for them, you live for yourself. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own actions.

If you are a student now or a graduate looking for a job, don't be afraid to explore. Just because everyone else seem like they have a direction to go doesn't make you the odd one here. You know what i see about life that makes it 'life' are all the wrong turns you make - in that you make a wrong turn, you fall, you get up and try again, you fall, you get up and try again.

With this i will end my post here. See you guys soon!


xx

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

LA MER THE CLEANSING GEL | HONEST REVIEW


Its been such a long time since i did an honest review. I really love writing this section on my blog. Always your most honest reviewer. 

La Mer is a luxury skincare brand in the beauty market. The price of their products easily retails from SGD100-600. The main ingredient in all of their products is the miracle broth - a fermented process of sea kelp known for speedy renewing of skin & healing properties. 

Here on my hand now is their Cleansing Gel 200ml, retails at SGD190. And as you can see, it is already empty. I pretty much use everything until the last bit. 

DOES IT WORK? DID MY SKIN TEXTURE IMPROVE?

Honestly, I want to be really real here. If you are thinking of just using this product for some magic to happen on your skin then it is not going to happen. My skin texture feels the same. Nothing much has really improved or did i see any significant change on my skin. 

The texture of this cleanser is soapy. It will slowly lathers on your skin which is good. I use a Foreo to cleanse my face. You can get a pretty good cleanse on your face with this product if you have no makeup on. If you have makeup on, it doesn't clean away your makeup effectively. I recommend using a makeup remover as first layer of cleaning before using this cleansing gel. 

My face feels tight after using this which means that the cleanser is not suitable for me. But to be fair, i haven't really found any cleanser that makes me skin feels moist after using. So give or take but i have to almost immediately slap on some lotion & moisturizer to hydrate my skin. 

Packaging wise - nice firm plastic bottle. I dropped it several times and still in good shape. lol. The silver coating wears off easily though which is something i won't expect because this is a very luxury brand so should have perfect quality. 

IS THIS WORTH THE MONEY?

To me, absolutely not. SGD 190 can buy me some really good cleansers. This hype is all about their secret ingredient and marketing strategies. But say if you are very wealthy, love to be pampered, then i wouldn't say no to give this a try. After all, it did really cleanse my face well. 


Have you tried using a La Mer product before? Would love to hear about them from you :) . 

Until then, i will see you guys again. 


xx

Friday, January 3, 2020

Lessons you should take after all the breakups | For heart broken people

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope you had an amazing count down. Although its the new year, i also sense that many might have just ended their relationship, be it long term or short term. Either way sucks.

After several unfruitful relationships, i summon my courage to write this post as it is something really personal but i'm sure many ladies out here could understand it.

Why do we break up from relationship?

I always believe it is at no one's fault should a relationship end. Because each other had a choice, and you choose to be in this relationship. So if it fails, then suck it up. Dreams are fancy, reality is harsh. Has it ever felt like a dream to you? One day you woke up, looked back, and felt like it was a dream. I don't know if any of you feel this but it certainly did to me. If i reflect on my past relationships, it felt like a dream. But every dream has its own lesson to learn.

A few lessons you can take from:

1. What you thought was real was not 
Some of us like to dream. When we thought we meet the right guy (finally), we quickly jump on the love boat. However we were too quick to make rational decisions because, honestly dear, you fell in love with your fantasy. You picture that guy to be perfect and ignore signs that were given to you. Perhaps some time later you then realise he is not the one you are looking for. And now it's difficult to break because both of you had created so much memories. You know what kills? The memories. They haunt. But anyhow, you know you gotta do it. And so you break because he is no longer what you fantasize. Wake up girl.

2. He offered you too much in the beginning, leading to a certain expectation from you
Alright, no blames here. Perhaps the reason you got into this relationship was because of the amazing things he done for you. And so it naturally leads you to form a certain expectation from this guy. Maybe to the guy, this is how he is as his character but to you, you see a different picture. And so when you don't receive the same service from him in the long run, you grew unsure. Does he still love me? Why has the relationship become like this? Perhaps the guys here can take note of this: If you know you can't go on the extra mile for this girl in the long run, then don't even start in the beginning.

3. You just dated a total asshole
Truth is, you never know if this guy is an asshole until days grow old. And i think this may be the only exception that the fault lines in the guy. It can be really difficult to tell. Its like a cunning liar trying to get your feelings and then hurt you because he is simply an asshole. In this case, even if the relationship ends, you have nothing to be sad about. Thank yourself because you just saved your mind, soul and body from harm. And all those memories? There are not even real in the first place. So thank you, NEXT.

4. Both have different values & perceptions in life
Perhaps it was a wonderful start for both of you, totally aligned. But the universe will always lead you to the right path eventually. People change and so are their values and perceptions. Its at nobody's fault. Things just happen. Two people on a different tune now shall find their own destined path. This could be the hardest goodbye in my opinion because it could be the most sincere & pure love at the beginning. Just that as time pass, values deviated. You have to let it go. Keep those memories in your heart and let them be buried with you when your ashes return to nature.


I guess what's most important is that you have to know what you want and be honest to yourself. I understand how some women feel that its important for the men to have money. Everyone has their stories. I read about why its not wrong for a woman to be 'materialistic'. Here is it: The monetary status represents resources and naturally women need as much resources as possible. This is to protect their offspring.

I also recommend you to read the book "5 languages of love". In a nut shell, sometimes we think that our partner doesn't love us but in fact, they love you. The problem is that both of you have a different love language. Go read it! I think its interesting.

And here i shall end this post. If you are in the midst of amending your heart, may i give you my love. Girl, i know its hard. Imagine 10 years later, those tears will be good lesson. Always know that someone is there for you. Don't ever make yourself feel that you are alone. And i know its hard to speak of your feelings. Maybe you are crying on your bed now. Wouldn't be nice to disturb your friends and talk about your feelings right? Never mind if you don't want to share, but know at least someone will always be there for you. Or at least I am here, giving you good energy. Your heart, although will be scarred, but see this as just a moment of pain. This moment could be 1 year, 2 years, 6 months. Universe will guide you eventually. Believe in that leap of faith.

Good Luck ! With lots of love.


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