As a kid, I didn’t get that many awards. 1 for Netball (I was a reserve player!) and 1 for air pistol (I was the worst shooter on the team!) In comparison, my cousins were all-round multiply-awarded athletes. 1 almost represented Singapore in the SEA Games (uh huh) and another was a track champion, golf champion & 1 of Cleo Magazine’s 50 Top Bachelors (OK that was random but I felt it needed another an!)

I guess I must be a late bloomer since this month I’ve been awarded 4 times. 3 times for the Liebster Award & once for the Beauty Blogger Award. (Yes, it’s kind of like the prize that every kid gets. But still, better than nothing! :P)

Mallorie from Joiedevivre & Jenna of Princess Parasoxย bothย kindly nominated me for the Leibster Awards ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks guys! So you’re going to have to be patient and listen to me play 20 Questions instead of the standard 10!



1.Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.

2.Include the LEIBSTER AWARD sticker in the post too

3.Nominate 10 other new bloggers that have 200 or less followers who you think are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on 1 of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you. (Quite a few of you are not on wordpress so I couldn’t tell how many followers you have. If you have over 200 already, do excuse me! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

4.Answer the 10 questions asked to you by the person who nominated you and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.

5.Lastly, copy these rules in the post.

1. ย Who are your blogger inspirations and why?

I love the Gary Pepper Girl for her beautifully choreographed photos,ย HonestlyWTF for its amazing DIY tutorials, A Pair & A Spare for her inspiring DIY journey and World of Wanderlust for doing what I can’t! ๐Ÿ™‚

2. If you could only eat one savory and one sweet food for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Oh dear.. I’m really greedy! Right now I would say soondubu-jjigae (Korean soft tofu stew for savoury and chocolate for sweet, but it will probably change next week. I tend to be very intense & be all crazy when I’m into something and then … zilch! Moderation is NOT my middle name!


Is it scary that I’ve had tofu stew 7 times this week & again tomorrow…?

3. Do you live with your family, friends or partner?

Solo- but getting a rescue dog soon, fingers crossed!

4. Where was your last holiday?

Riga, Latvia- graduation trip with my Mom. Or does within the UK count? Then I went to Cotswolds to do some horse riding! ๐Ÿ™‚


5. Name a film that youโ€™ve watched more than once?

Hahahaha… all the bimbotic ones ๐Ÿ˜› Clueless, She’s All That, Wild Child, Never Been Kissed, Mulan… now I feel like I need to add something moderately sensible to the list so you don’t leave rolling your eyes… erm… Titanic just came to mind but I don’t think it counts!ย Gone with the Wind??
6. What is your must have beauty product?

Tony Moly lip tint! It’s AMAZING. But only if you like the dark red look! ๐Ÿ™‚

7. What is the last picture on your phone/camera? (NO CHEATING!)

A picture of the bracelet I made yesterday!


8. What was the last performance that you saw live on stage?

As You Like It, at the Globe. Not as good as Richard II. I left before the end!
9. Can you speak more than one language? If not, what would you like to learn?

When I was younger I wanted to be a polyglot! But I can only speak English, Mandarin & Hokkien semi fluently. French- conversationally. Thai & Korean- tourist-ically!

10. Tell us about an item currently on your wishlist?

To be able to blog or instagram full-time ๐Ÿ™‚ I really can’t work for other people and I REALLY love how when blogging/ instagramming, you can control your own time & do something creative! I only started working on my Instagram account this week, but already it’s opened my eyes to all the beauty around me. I’m constantly on the lookout for backdrops or pretty scenery to share! Do check me out at ๐Ÿ™‚

Next 10 Questions!

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts? Coffee or Tea?

Tea! I’m not sure they have Dunkin Donuts here so… Starbucks? But my fave if Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you could meet any person tomorrow, who would it be?

My future self. I want to know everything will be alright in the end. But if I get told it’s not… depressing!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

What is your favorite cosmetics brand?

I would say I don’t have one but if I had to choose- Tony Moly seeing as how my all-time favourite lip tint & mascara are from them!

How would you describe your sense of style in one word?


If you could only take 3 things on vacation what would they be?

My iPhone,

What color takes up a majority of your closet?

Erm… blue? (Jeans!) It used to be black cause I felt too fat to wear any other colour.

What is your favorite color to paint your nails?

I prefer not painting them! but painted nails do look better in DIY tutorials! Usually (if I do paint them), I like to do quirky variations such as different colours on the nails but right now I’m experimenting with bright red.

What is your favorite blog to read?

Awww not you’re asking me to be undiplomatic!

How often do you create new posts?

Daily but that’s easy now as I’m unemployed. When I start working, that’ll be the challenge so working on building a bank of articles now ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet or Salty?

I’m greedy- both!

Please feel free to leave feedback to help me improve ๐Ÿ™‚ Criticismย Constructive feedback is welcome too! ๐Ÿ™‚

In return, I’m nominating these awesome babes:






Bong Beauty Palette

Ana A Oliviera

Mrs Crafty B


Sweet Verbena

And here are my 10 questions for you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Where do you see your blog taking you and how did you get started?
  2. What kind of blogs do you enjoy reading?
  3. What is something creative you did today?
  4. Do you have a typical weekend and, if so, what does it involve?
  5. Something you’ve always meant to doย but not done yet?
  6. Best book in the world is ….?
  7. One thing you could change about yourself?
  8. Favourite Instagram account?
  9. 1 thing on your bucket list that you’ve already done?
  10. What inspires you?

Look forward to reading your answers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Written by Zen



Congratulations dear
And thank you so much fir nominating me ๐Ÿ™‚
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