I'm not sure whether to be annoyed or to be amused at how quickly the fundraiser started and how quickly they declared it's end.

But I see alot of people jumping over to #weblogit but guess what? It's not available on android and that's like the biggest problem la! ๐Ÿ˜… (Sorry I love my Huawei)

I'm not sure where I'll move to if I will! But for now, IG and Facebook seems like a staple in my life. So follow me on IG if you wanna be a part of my future life โ™ฅ๏ธ

Can some rich person buy over Dayre? ๐Ÿ˜…

I think everyone is just rushing to move now, because they don't wanna be left behind, but I think that we still have some time and starting on a whole new platform isn't something that you should just….do?

Haha like the whole weblogit thing. Have you tried it enough to know that it's good? It doesn't even have an android app so who knows how frequently the platform will be maintained, bugs will be removed and updates will be released?

My pick? WordPress

Let me just start by saying, I've been blogging on WordPress for a long time, even before Dayre ๐Ÿ˜…

You can find me there @braintango too!

And here are some of my reasons why I'm probably gonna just move back.

I already see some of you on WordPress!!!

Am so happy to see familiar names there. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I promise you, even tho wordpress seems excessive for now, it takes decades to build a good site and you know one when you see one.

And wordpress is definitely well built!

A feed

Unlike blogs, wordpress is actually kind of like a social media platform. It comes with a news feed so you know what and when someone you follow updates!

You can also comment, like and chit chat!

I really like the feed feature. ๐Ÿ˜…

Also, you can see the number of people who liked and commented.

Which I find was a huge part of dayre!

You can post, and then stop, and then update it again

I think what people liked about Dayre was how you could post in chunks…so for example, you have an image, you update it and then add a caption and come back to it later.

Um…you can do it on WordPress too. You just start a post and update it as you go along!

No word limit, insert all the images you want, whenever you want.

Just create a new post…and publish it, even if it's not done yet.

Click on edit when you wanna add a new photo or text update…

And then you can update your post!

A solid mobile app and backing

Ok tbh, after Dayre and getting my life's work (ok la 1 year of posts) being trampled on and then thrown away like it's worth nothing (hello @blog, yes, thank you for the wonderful time, but throwing your users into the firepit is a huge dickmove)

I'm only going with apps that have a good long history and solid financial backing.

WordPress is one of them. They are used by businesses everywhere and they even have WordPress.org for big enough users that have their own servers…so….

They charge

Always feels safer when there's a solid money making plan behind the business right?

Sadly, wordpress only gives us 3gb of storage (which is quite a lot if you don't upload obscenely high Res images) but you can pay about $4 a month to up that 6gb and pay more for more storage.

I'm currently on the $4 a month plan and paid for it for a year! and also paid for themes previously hehe.

You can add links, type in chunks and…not add captions to photos

Which is something that should have been the basic functions of a microblogging app? ๐Ÿ˜…

But then again, yes, if you're looking forward to these, you will love wordpress. Haha I know I am la!

Replying to comments in a thread that makes logical sense is also possible and much easier,

Plus you can like comments. Sieve out likes and comments so you don't miss out comments.

Comments are also PENDING your approval so JERKS cannot leave asshole remarks on your posts ๐Ÿ˜… unless you let them.

Woop! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ

We just launched our last (I think?) collection for CNY and done and dusted with the ang gong gong designs!

We might have a mini Valentine piece coming up soon, coupled with some strapless ones that we're trying to squeeze out but the team is really working very hard so I'm just trying to let it be.

Pushing too hard breaks things and I'm not in the mood to have things break just before our cny holiday! ๐Ÿ˜…

One of the more unorthodox pieces we've launched for CNY / Valentine's is this Songbird Bralette!

Working with imported lace (French/Italian) is always so pricey and so so stressful cos you try to minimize wastage, but I always just like the experts do the job ๐Ÿ˜…

I can be very very naggy when I want things done a certain way, but I've learnt to control myself a lot more when it comes to #obc and running a team.

If you're working with someone because they have certain experties, then you got to trust them to do the best of their abilities.

I always find it so hard to let go because I'm such a huge control freak, but I'm learning!

And I hope that one day I will be better at managing others and myself. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today, a customer also messaged us on Instagram to let us know that under the influence of her friend, who insists that Brand X has better bralettes than #obc (even though said friend has never tried a bralette from us ๐Ÿ˜) bought a >$60 bralette from said brand to try.

She had high hopes for it, because they recently branched out into plus sized bralettes, but apparently, it still didn't feel as sturdy and as well made as ours.

I don't usually like to compare, or share such messages,

But sometimes it really feels nice to be appreciated once in awhile.

We have been constantly improving on our designs and I dare say that we might have some of the best coverage bralettes in town, even tho some girls are a little shocked when they pick up our bralettes and the cups look like they are as big as their faces.

Again, we're hardwired into appreciating mini sized things. Miniature clothes, underwear. So much so that big sized stuff sometimes look extremely vulgar.

But I also dare say that when you put our bralettes on, we will shock you with comfort, coverage and a promise to pay attention not only to aesthetics, but always to practicality and your well-being first.

๐Ÿ˜Š

I sometimes feel like we can do better in terms of aesthetics, or how we choose to show our designs to the world,

But if I have the time now, I'd still dedicate it to customer support and product development.

Marketing is up on my list, but aesthetic appeal isn't. My job to make good feeling and good looking bralettes.

Making them look better on your screens than they look irl isn't my priority, so…sorry lah, you got to bear with my kind of aesthetic ๐Ÿ˜…

The Effort To Be Effortless

Since I'm already posting, I thought I'd just share about some of my thoughts this evening. Something that I've been reminding myself about and something I'd constantly want to keep in mind.

A long time ago, Daniel and I used to keep fit and healthy by running around my estate.

We'd gear up, exercise rights and running shoes, and start off on the rough tarred roads outside my house, making a pit stop at the nearest neighbourhood mall about 2km away, then making a trip back home.

Every time we neared the mall, we would pass by a bus stop and every time we did, I would make sure I held my breath so I didn't pant as much, and jogged as if I've been jogging for the past 100 years

Basically, I would put up a strong front and pretend that jogging, to me, was effortless.

Then, on one occasion, while doing up the whole show for my supportive crowd at the bus stop, whom I sure didn't give a rat's ass about me and my graceful running,

I fell.

I fell on my knees right in front of the bus stop and right in front of the strangers I were trying to impress.

๐Ÿ˜…

It was hilarious. An old uncle even asked if I was ok and needed to go to the clinic ๐Ÿ˜

Daniel, the non-teamplayer, had already ran in front of me and only noticed I fell when he turned around and I was still kneeling on the floor.

He asked if I was ok worriedly and even then, I tried to pretend that I was ok, even tho, there were two huge holes in my tights and my skin was horribly shredded.

I think I posted about this before when it happened.

You wanna know what the moral of the story is?

The moral of the story is, sometimes, the more effortless it seems for someone to do something the more effort they put in behind the scenes.

I was just scrolling through Velda's IG today after the whole OSN saga and I was wondering how she's so gorgeous, but not the kind that tries really hard.

You know how like most IG famous people are gorgeous, but you know they really put in effort to look wonderful and beautiful? Like xiaxue, peishi etc.

But V?

She just pulls off that no make up, effortlessly gorgeous look, WHILE looking super down to earth and capable.

It's really quite sick how she looks amazing with makeup, amazing without, before the pregnancy weight gain, after the pregnancy weight gain, right before delivery and right after as well.

And as someone who sucks at the whole IG game and ~aesthetic~ life, I just wonder if the effortless thing is truly effortless for her.

Someone else that I feel does this effortless thing very well is sherlynchanwp.

I first knew about her because Daniel was researching the house Reno and mentioned she has a nice place on Dayre. (btw Daniel is the more ~aesthetic~ and hipster person)

She really does the whole IG husband, IG home, IG life thing very well.

Even if it's just the 2 of them at home cooking a meal, they will still have perfect candid photos of both of them in the frame, laughing and posing while stirring pasta.

I on the other hand, will be wiping my sweat on my sleeve and cleaning sauce stains from my countertop and flour nuggets from my fingers

I always ALWAYS always look upon their perfect feeds, perfect photos and perfect lives with SO MUCH ENVY, because it always seems so easy for them.

So effortless.

Wanna look good in a picture? Just throw on some clothes and snap.

Don't even bother with make up and oh? Glasses? They just give that cute nerd hipster look anyway.

I on the other hand, look like smeagle being pulled out of his cave in the morning.

But the thing is, I don't think it's effortless to look so effortless at all.

In fact, when I think about how to recreate the shots logistically speaking, I shudder about how much trouble they've gone through just for it.

Setting up the tripod, setting up the camera, adjusting the angle, the lighting, the focus, the poses, the self timer, the smiles and the laughter.

Then comes post processing, setting up the laptop, transferring files, editing, cropping, posting.

Wah, thinking about it just makes me super tired.

I know people say that IG just puts up an unrealistic picture of what someone's life is like. And so many have stepped up to say that behind those pictures their life is a wreck,

But as someone who sees the pictures and doesn't create them,

It conjures up an image of someone we can never become and something we can never achieve.

And that's dangerous. Because nobody, not even the effortless goddess you see encapsulated in those perfect squares, is that effortlesss.

In other news…

These babies just came into my life!

In a previous post, I talked about trying out some mules cos uh, I realised there are some designs that are really not bad.

And this is one of the designs I picked! Real leather and I LUVVEM!!!

So bright and cheery!

Eeyer, it's so ridiculously happy looking I cannot!

I especially love the woven straps!

Close ups of the woven looking straps!

I'm really quite impressed cos usually the straps are not so well and perfectly put together and start fraying from the very get go,

But these ones are sturdy and gorg! My mum damn naughty she tried them on and asked me to buy one pair for her already ๐Ÿ˜…

Helps that it is genuine leather and she has a thing for shoes ๐Ÿ˜…

Hello you all very naughty leh. Link to the mules is in this post! @braintango:190118

๐Ÿ˜…

My only peeve is that they came with this weird brand ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… but you know what, for 30sgd I can live with it.

The leather is a little too smooth so it creases slightly but I generally find it SUPER COMFY and soft and buttery.

Eh hehe.

They make my feet look so happy โ™ฅ๏ธ

You can see the slight creasing on the leather already which I'm…so so about (same thing happened with my Emma Yao wallet and bag!) But ok la.

It's a tiny bit short for me ๐Ÿ˜… but my mother wants to steal it forself alr.

I'm convinced it will fit well once the leather is stretched hehe.

Also has a tiny tiny bit of heel!

The underside.

I think the grip is not too bad for a pair of pretty shoes!

Hehe you can also see that I got 40 which is the biggest size ๐Ÿ˜… I have big feet!

We've been really busy rushing out all the CNY orders and packing fortune boxes is always something that makes me so happy, but so sad at the same time.

Sad because the trial designs we made didn't make it to the final rack and sad because if I were my own customer and I received our fortune box, I'd be mad happy, but now I don't have the chance to experience that organic happiness anymore ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

But yes! They still make me happy!

There are some really really nice pieces in the fortune box, and sometimes I get so sad that they are put into a box and sold at such a low price.

But I think of how happy the recipients are and I feel slightly better hahahahaha. Slightly! But still better.

I cannot get over the business woman kiamsiapness ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

Hehe also quite pleased with how the boxes turned out!

I cannot believe I went with millenial pink instead of OBC yellow ๐Ÿ˜… disappointed with myself ๐Ÿ˜…

But they seem popular enough!

We've just put up our first CNY collection on ourbraletteclub.com! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ

I'm personally pretty pleased with what we've put up this year.

CNY is really nostalgic for me because OBC started around this time last year? And we didn't even have our own website and our own designs then.

Looking back, it's been a crazy crazy year, but I think I'm quite happy with how far we've come. Not perfect, but perfect enough for me ๐Ÿ˜Š

Only 2 designs in this launch, but two good designs! Personally very very happy with everything, especially the Good Fortune Set that I've been prancing around in, just cos it's comfy and that shade of red is just ???? ๐Ÿ˜

I'm not a pink person, but we decided to have some link in this launch anyway, because we came across some quite gorgeous pink lace that has obvious (and not obiang) florals in them!

Btw, we, meaning my manufacturer and I haha. No one else will indulge in my fabric rants.

I actually scrolled all the way back to when I began posting on Dayre just to see what I was up to last CNY!

And mostly I was just feeling very thankful for all the support that went into the creation of OBC ๐Ÿ˜Š

Just nice, @blog just reminded us to talk about our Dayre experience and I realised. I haven't been here as long as some of you?

I think I only started actively updating late 2016, so that's only 1.5 years, compared to some of you who've been here for like what? 4, 5 years?

But this place has really given me so much more than I could ever imagine!

It gave me OBC, new friends, haters (lol? I'm thankful for that??) and crazy experiences that I wouldn't have, in a million years, dreamed of ever having.

I wasn't intending to do a roundup of the craziest moments I've had on Dayre, but I guess since I'm already talking about it, I will? ๐Ÿ˜‚

But first! Let me finish posting some photos for the #OBC #cny collection!

If you're intending to get these festive pieces, do grab em!

Doubt we will restock them in bright red after they go oos, so if you like this, head over to the site to check them out!

And a softer pink floral lace for those who are pink at heart!

Btw this piece has a tri-colour design.

Pink lace, rouge lycra lining and black straps.

So fun!

Ok, so as I was saying, haha, I wanted to just note down the things I love about Dayre, just because…the feels are everywhere today ๐Ÿ˜‚

As you know by now, I'm not a huge fan of the dayre stickers (๐Ÿ˜‚ I find they can be uh, cuter haha) and I used to be an avid fan of bitmojis and using them here.

But you know what….to show my support….

I bought them ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I know some of you are saying that the stickers are not applicable to daily life (especially the Dayre loves you set) or that they are not cute enough but…

Tbh….

Do you ever go to a girl scout selling cookies for fundraising and tell them…

Girl ah, your cookies hor, not nice leh. Not worth my money.

Abit weird right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ People already say it's for fundraising so mai hiam!

But ykw, let's move on cos…

Wah, you see!

It's so applicable! I already used 2 stickers ๐Ÿ˜‚ but ok let me just move on to the main point of this post.

You know how some people are famous because they basically depict a lifestyle that most of us (*ahem* peasants) cannot afford?

Like how you have "Ultra Rich Asian Girls" (which is a legit series on YouTube that I casually follow because I watch it and my face is like ????? And then !!!!! And then ??!?!?!?!?!)

Which are very popular because…who doesn't wanna see someone else buy 10 Birkins while window shopping right?

Then suddenly, while sharing some of my Taobao buys on Dayre, I realised that.

Holy shit, people like it when I'm being a freaking miser and a cheapo too!

That's how I got my first 100 likes on Dayre btw.

A post on how I was so #budgetbride that I only spent $6000 on my solemnization for close to 70 pax. *pats self on back*

If you're curious, post is here @braintango:051116

This was pretty hilarious and shocking!

It was as if the underground (anonymous) society that was thriving was suddenly unearthed and everyone wanted to be a part of it.

I remembered all the secrecy and the fear of exposed identities and stories after some media picked it up and shared it.

And how Dayre tried to censor it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

But most of all, I was really impressed with the girls who were so in touch with their sexuality.

And to own it. Even anonymously, is something we don't see in asian society.

Some women have never seen their own coochies, not know what they look like and have never felt an orgasm.

And they think it's normal.

So even though there were a lot of exciting racy stuff going on in #/r21,

I thought it was coolest that women showed other women that it's ok to be sexual creatures.

And even cooler that it happened here!

On Dayre!

I also found it pretty awesome how it got other women (who were not anonymous) thinking and sharing about their own sexuality as well.

Women are sexual creatures, just like men are.

Nothing wrong with that!

Once upon a time, Dayre was free from ads.

Or was it?

Any way, a lot of people were apparently unhappy when #sponsored posts started sprouting up here.

So many debates around whether it was "ruining the dynamics" of this platform where people genuinely came to share about stuff they loved

and whether a particular individual "deserved" to be sponsored.

I was seriously quite surprised when this happened because I thought it would have been expected and people would have been used to it

I mean, IG sponsorships are like…everywhere now.

Even the government uses influencers nowadays (haha)

But to see that strong reaction really kind of showed me what Dayre was like before it was popularized.

And also how protective the OG (original) users of Dayre were of this community they had helped built and come to love.

I kind of…sort of? Understand from their POV that sponsorships ruined the whole community spirit here.

It's almost as though you've been reading about someone's life for 4 years (whether an influencer or not) and suddenly you start seeing these #sponsored posts and you wonder if everything you've read so far is actually a lie.

But in the end everyone just wants the best for this platform and community and I think we eventually found a balance between lifestyle and sponsored posts.

Which is awesome!

Part of my previous Taobao purchases arrived! โœจโœจ

After the heavy topic in the previous post, nothing like abit of retail therapy to lighten things up! ๐Ÿ˜š #taobao

Most links can be found in my previous post —> @braintango:080118

But first of all, can I just say that I am IN LOVE with this the back top that I shared previously?

I chucked it into my cupboard cos I thought it wouldn't be flattering, but omg. Paired it with a midi skirt and it's ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Wearing the LUSO cutlet from OBC underneath and I really gotta say that having a good, reliable stick on bralette (I own 3 tho I wear them so much!) opens up my wardrobe choices by infinite times ๐Ÿ˜…

And the back!

So cute la! And the colour? I'm going to get this in ALL the colours ๐Ÿ˜…

So super cute.

Btw, howdya like my crazy background edit? Hides all the mess ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Remember this skirt?

I got these in pale pink and they fit really darn well! Hehe I know I said I'm off short skirts from now on, but these tho, haiyoh! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ This is making it so difficult to quit.

Should I….get these in another colour? ๐Ÿ˜… So excessive!

Hehe. The little waves at the fish tail are really cute lah. I was already worried that my tummy would be poofy. And maybe it is but it's too cute la.

The material isn't too thick and the lining isn't fantastic. But for the price????? Get it girls, get it. Even if it means I'll be seeing all of you in the same skirt next time ๐Ÿ˜…

Say hello to my little belly. This is so cute ๐Ÿ˜…

And from the same shop, this navy faux wrap skorts.

Is it me or is it super flattering ah? ๐Ÿ˜š

The nude version looks like this!

EMMA YAO MINI CROSSBODY

Link: ourb.club/emmababybluebag

Price: 159RMB / 35SGD

Genuine Leather

Forgot to mention this in the previous post, but I also bought 2 things from this ~designer~? On Taobao haha. I think one thing about TB is that sometimes you find great quality stuff but they have really weird brand names (like literally weird FASHIUN printed on the bag) so that kinda sucks.

This bag tho! So cute! The colour and the hassles and the shape!?

It turned out a lot smaller than I am used to so….๐Ÿ˜ฌ Hoping the small bag gods will bless me with getting some mileage out of this ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I used to only carry big bags (omg my bags were so big it was ridiculous) but I started having problems with my shoulders and back so I reduced the amount of things in my bag.

But the thing about big bags is that things always find their way into it???? At my peak I had like 3 bottles and like 3 wallets or something.

And then I realised that when you have a big bag, people (or yourself) will just keep subconsciously putting stuff inside it because…it's good to have you know?

Since I've downsized to the green bag I also previously bought from Taobao, I feel like life is slightly easier. I still have a lot of big bags which I truly LOVE and still use.

But for the daily errand running, small bags also have my heart hehe.

Also got a small tiny wallet to match since I already have a long wallet.

Also, yellow! I am loving the yellow in my life now ๐Ÿ˜

My expectations for this were really low, that's why I didn't share it in my previous post, but it turned out ok!!!

I thought the peplum bottom was a little too narrow, but it ended up looking quite ok. Material is ok too!

I'm considering…other colours also…but…let's see how often I wear this first ๐Ÿ˜ฌ,

Oops, the original shop I purchased this from is no longer selling the dress (wts so fast out of stock nowadays!)

But I found a replacement!

ourb.club/greendress

And next…is the dress that Daniel hilariously calls….the tent.

I was like..omg this dress.

And then Daniel was like

" it's what you wear when you go for a buffet…or dinner when someone else is paying "

๐Ÿ˜“

It is truly, a very, tentish dress.

I'm gonna wear it when I just need to be comfy and don't care about life anymore.

Pompoms are cute tho!

The sleeves on this dress makes me look like I have lotus roots for arms ๐Ÿ˜“

I dunno whether to love it…or to hate it ๐Ÿ˜…

To think @ $10 dress could make me think so much โœจ

For honourary mentions…this off shoulder dress that neither impressed me in material or design.

So idk what I was thinking when I cart this out.

But I think I'm going to wear it for dinner tomorrow so….

Why do I end up wearing the not nice dresses most?????!!!!!!

THIS DRESS THO.

Why do the good die young.

Why do the nice dresses not fit at the ptp.

Idk.

It is a mystery.

I squashed myself into this and my chest got flattened but it was beautiful. Not sure if I'm ever gonna wear it cos….

Crushed chests.

Probably got to put it up on shopee or something ๐Ÿ˜“

Lets just take another look at this dress that got away.

Star crossed lovers.

So beautiful. This love story.

Ok stop ๐Ÿ˜“

I can't wait for my second parcel to come alr!!!!!!!! I guess it's not too bad hor? No complete miss. Most are like a 8/10 except the tent dress which I'm just confused about.

If it sounds like I'm rushing through this post, uh maybe I am haha. Cos I wanna talk about shoes.

SHOES.

Mules actually. I never found them attractive but I wanna give it a try.

And then I started searching and……

We all know how this story ends.

#goodbyemoney

#tellselleridontwantthebox

#saveshippingweight

#shoesgetcrushed

#butissokay

Chinese New Year is right around the corner. And to many girls, the days (or weeks) leading up to CNY are the busiest but best days of the year, and outfit planning becomes a huge priority.

I know of girls who plan their 7 day outift down to the earrings to their shoes and swear NEVER to repeat a clothing item or be seen in the same dress as a relative or friend.

Shopping is also a joy. You spend money KNOWING it is RIGHT to buy new clothes during this festive season.

But I never particularly enjoyed CNY shopping.

On two occasions, I was even reduced to tears because it was already the day before CNY day 1 and here I was, with no new clothes to wear.

The fist CNY I cried, my brother had brought me to tampines mall to do last minute shopping when my mum found out I hadn't bought any new clothes.

I went through EVERY store in the mall but didn't find anything I liked, or more fittingly, I couldn't find anything in my size.

I remember standing against the wall, the clock ticking by and the shops closing and bursting into tears because I felt so sorry for myself.

Here's the girl, too fat to find anything to wear during CNY.

On the second ocassion, I had actively decided not to buy any new clothes because Daniel and I had decided to start actively saving and I had no budget to buy ANYTHING.

I was being very gung-ho about it. Until the night before CNY and I realised, even Daniel had new clothes.

Only I didn't.

And then I was overcome with this overwhelming sense of sadness and pity for myself.

And then, yes you guessed it.

I cried again. Over not having new clothes to wear.

So first world, but so legitly sad.

For the past years, I've been ok with wearing the super red dresses I've reserved for CNY or older relative birthdays only.

And so far I've been pretty ok with rewearing them.

But I guess this year, it's really time to add some new red stuff to my ensemble. Especially since my grandmother can identify all the red and more formal outfits I have ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

And I thought I'd want to share them with you guys.

If you're plus sized (but usually the sellers have smaller sized also!) and on a budget this coming CNY,

you can turn to Taobao to look for some clothes as well.

I know a lot of you think that the clothes on Taobao are for smaller petite girls only. And while that is true, if you put in more effort, you'll find quite a number of pieces that cater to plus sized girls as well.

So, in the spirit of wanting no other girl to ever have to cry because they have no money or no sizes during CNY,

Here's what's in my cart for CNY 2018! โœจ

Keywords

If you're plus sized, or just shopping for a certain kind of dresses, then keywords are important in your search.

Of course you can search via image which is usually a total hit or miss, but here are some of the keywords I use:

ๅฅณ่ฃ…๏ผš women clothing
่ฟž่กฃ่ฃ™๏ผšdresses
ๅŠ่บซ่ฃ™๏ผšskirts
ๅคง็ ๏ผšplus sized
่ƒ–MM๏ผšplus sized
ๅค๏ผšsummer (useful now when all the search results show winter wear)
่ฟž่บซ่ฃค๏ผšromper
ไธญ้•ฟๆฌพ๏ผšmidi style
ๆœจ่€ณ่พน/้ฑผๅฐพ/่ทๅถ่พน๏ผšdrop waist peplum style (v popular now)
ๅค–่ดธ๏ผšfor western export
ๆฌง็พŽ๏ผšeuropean style
้Ÿฉๆฌพ๏ผškorean

Usually, combining keywords to form a phrase is best and most accurate.

You will sometimes also need to tweak your keywords to refine search after scrolling for awhile.

For example I'm super into drop waist dresses now, and at first I thought the only description was ่ทๅถ่พน but after awhile, I found ๆœจ่€ณ่พน being mentioned alot as well. So I swapped out the search terms to see how it fared โœจ

Some phrases I always use/my holy grail phrases:

ๅคง็ ๅฅณ่ฃ…ๅค (plus sized summer women clothes)

ๅคง็ ่ฟž่กฃ่ฃ™ๅค (plus sized dresses for summer)

ๅคง็ ๅŠ่บซ่ฃ™ (plus sized skirts)

It takes scrolling through, maybe 1000 listings for me to find something I like and is reasonably priced. And I can spend hours scrolling ah,

I usually watch TV and scroll when I'm taking breaks from work.

Last night, we watched TV from 11 to midnight and it was non stop scrolling action for me.

#taobao

I also just wanted to say that everytime someone shares a link with you, it's a link that they've found after tonnes of hardworking and looking and comparing so try to be more appreciative ok!

I've seen people who obviously got the link from someone (cos they bought the entire set of exact same items) but never credited the original poster (OP)

So sad haha.

A tiny shout-out would be amazing already la, a recognition of the OP's hard work ๐Ÿ†

I also share a lot of my first impressions on my IG stories complete with short tutorials haha. Cos it's just easier to post there so if you'd like to see those, you can find me on IG (@braintango) too!

Dresses / Rompers

Ok let's start with dresses, cos dresses are my favourite haha. So easy to wear and no need to match bottoms ๐Ÿ˜‚

Recently I've been into wrap, drop waist and midi dresses so my finds will reflect those!

OFF SHOULDER POOF DRESS

http://ourb.club/offshoulderpoof

Free Sized

59 RMB // 12 SGD

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Aiya so sad so many of the dresses I previously carted out have been taken off the racks! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

But it's ok let's start with this one! It's poofy so perfect for the big meals! You won't feel uncomfortable and lol look at the cute poofy at the hem.

I'm generally ok-ok with off shoulder dresses. Sometimes they make me look so fab. โœจ

RED & BLUE FLORAL ROMPER

http://ourb.club/redbluefloralromper

Size I chose: L or XL

88 RMB // 14 SGD

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Tbh the modelled picture was the one that caught my eye. I think the model is super pretty hahaha. When seen alone the romper looks ok, but then I really like how it's festive without being too OTT.

The review photos also look pretty good! Like…resort style and abit casual and effortless.

This one goes up to 5XL!

And from the same shop…

RED FLORAL DRESS

http://ourb.club/redfloraldress

Size L

128 RMB // 26 SGD

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This one is a little pricier, but I've come to realise that most of the plus sized shops have pricier pieces.

Thing is tho, the quality for the pieces are almost always value for the money. I think maybe cos they don't have access to the mass manufacturers who make the S/M clothes so they have to charge more anyway.

Personally, I'm not getting this dress because the V is a little too high for me (I prefer deeper Vs, not because I like to show off my boobs, but because it has a slimming effect on bustier girls)

But I think the print is super festive la! I like it.

PASTEL DROP WAIST DRESSES

http://ourb.club/pasteldropwaist

Free Sized

66 RMB // 14 SGD

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Homg these 2 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I almost carted out both colours on an impulse session, then cancelled it cos it wouldn't reach my dad in time for him to bring them back.

Till today, they sit in my cart and I keep thinking of carting them out.

SHOULD I? I love the whole drop waist midi style and the colours!!!!!

P.S they are super oversized

VINTAGE LACE DRESS

http://ourb.club/vintagelacedress

Free Sized

59 RMB // 12 SGD

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I am super excessive and carted this out in navy and cream, but now looking at the measurements…I don't think I'll be able to wear it ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜…

There's an inner slip that measures 92cm ptp and an outer sheer layer that goes up to 100cm ptp.

I probably can squeeze into the outer sheer part but not the inner slip so idk how….

Haha, anyone interested?

But in all honesty, the dress is FKING GORG. I want to fit in it so badly sigh.

Here's the other colour I got!

ELASTIC OFFSHOULDER DRESS

http://ourb.club/elasticoffshoulder

Free Sized

39 RMB // 8 SGD

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From the same shop, I also got a few of these off shoulder dresses (LOL COS SG$8 ONLY ๐Ÿ’ƒ) in various colours.

I'm hoping they uh, turn out well, because I think I was a little excessive but then……

HAHA,

cannot resist.

Hehe, got it in yellow also…cos…OBC haha.

I think my theme colour this CNY is….yellow ๐ŸŒ

DROP WAIST KNITTED DRESS

http://ourb.club/orangeknitteddropwaist

L size

66.90 RMB // 14 SGD

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Still conflicted about this till now, because it's knitted and thick, but ORANGE! With the cute contrast pink pleats at the bottom?

But it's knitted so I'm not sure if it will be too warm.

Not intending to wear it with the inner piece so it should be fine la….hor?

#ownselfbluffownself

Tops & Bottoms

Ok! Moving on to tops and bottoms haha, I always over buy tops and end up having no matching bottoms and it drives me nuts.

LOL

So here's me trying to balance the purchases a little.

TIE BACK TOP

http://ourb.club/tiebacktop

Size L

39 RMB / 8 SGD

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I previously got this top in my previous haul and I quite liked it! The PTP measurements on the site were 92 but then since it's a tie back, the PTP doesn't really count? Haha

It's cute as a crop top but abit revealing hehe perfect with the chicken cutlets tho!

No straps showing anywhere.

Got it in yellow previously and now I'm thinking of getting it in teracotta.

Very nice right!!!!! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

BOTANICAL TANK TOP

http://ourb.club/botanicaltank

Size XL

39 RMB // 8 SGD

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In another episode of….chow is damn excessive, I'm also thinking of carting this out in both colours.

But I'm generally more inclined towards the white than the black because I feel it's more unique? I have so many black pieces nowadays haha.

The PTP for XL goes up to 100 so that's gr8!

P.SL: Are you guys bored yet? ๐Ÿ˜‚

SCALLOPED BUTTON CAMISOLE

http://ourb.club/scallopcamisole

Size XL

99 RMB // 20 SGD

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THIS ONE IS TOO GORGEOUS. Sigh.

Scalloped edges and a camisole? A girl can never have too many camisoles.

But the price tho ahha. $20SGD for a camisole is like a no-no, but this is like a yes-yes????

My heart is going badump badump but I think my husband (who is eyeing me as I write this post) is going no-no.

If anyone buys this, please give me a shoutout so I can read your post and weep. ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I know $20 is not very expensive, but haha, I cannot justify it. ๐Ÿ™ˆ It's just me.

RED FLORAL BUTTON SKIRT

http://ourb.club/redfloralskirt

Size XL

49 RMB // 10 SGD

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OK TIME TO MOVE ON TO BOTTOMS! ๐Ÿป

Getting this festive looking skirt that I'll most probably only wear once. Thinking of pairing this with the yellow tie back crop top, but I can already imagine my muffin top spilling out of it and onto the floor.

I have huge issues with my lower belly (and my upper belly, ok, my whole belly) so I'm super insecure.

I find that high waisted bottoms help me a lot, but if the fabric is too thin, and it crumples easily, it really eccentuates the lumps on my body.

I know I know, you're thinking, just previously, I mentioned lumps are normal and good. And here I am talking about lumps like they are a bad thing.

I don't hate my lumps la! I just want to dress my lumps up well you know? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜

ACCORDION SKIRTS

http://ourb.club/accordionskirt

Free Sized

89 RMB / 18 SGD

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There a bunch of links on TB for much cheaper accordion skirts, but the material and colour of this one really is different.

I love how TB continuosly improves la! And now they encourage sellers to include a video for every item and it provides a whole new experience for us buyers.

But yes, accordion skirts, super flattering no matter your size.

Also never really goes out of style! My first pleated accordion skirt belonged to my mother…it was super duper old but still worked it's charm hehe. ๐Ÿ€

MERMAID SKIRT

http://ourb.club/fishtailskirt

28 RMB // 6 SGD

Size XL

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I know I said I only wanna wear midi stuff from now on but omgggggg. I cannot help it haha. Midi skirts in mermaid form are like legit inconvenient (need to walk small steps) so, short skirts it is!

Plus, so rare to see these kind of skirts stocked in big sizes!

If you're a PPG like me for life, you'll learn to spot designs you KNOW only come in XS

I used to be so enamoured with all the designs from BKK and would buy them even if I needed to squeeze into them, then realise I never wore them again cos it was so uncomfortable.

All the skorts, little frilly tank tops, off shoulder etc. So gorgeous but one look and I know it only caters to the smaller sizes cos the factories only target the local market.

I even have like a radar now. If I see a similar design on TB I know for sure it's gonna be free sized LOL.

FAKE SIDE BOW SKORT

http://ourb.club/fakebowskirt

Size XL

28.4 RMB // 6 SGD

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From the same shop, I also got this simple A line skirt which is a style I used to LOVE back in the days.

The price is really…unmatched, but now I'm a little bit worried about quality. Will let you guys know when I receive the parcel la hor!

But this is a bottom I'd usually match with all the flared tops! Can't do bodycon bottoms cos…my belly needs space hahha.

The End?

I have a lot more to share actually! As I go along, I kept adding pieces to my cart because omg the shoppaholic in me is going insane.

But it's been really fun sharing these picks with you girls and I hope you've enjoyed it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

I told Daniel that this CNY, everyone will be wearing the same outfits as me hahah. But I guess…it's ok! The joy is in sharing right? If you see me in the same dress/top as you, pls say hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ‘‹

But before I go I just wanted to share one last thing…

I am crazy in love with this BlingBelle (LOL WHAT A NAME) facial cleansing thingo I bought from TB and got my dad to bring back for me.

Haha, it all started when @chenshiqi mentioned she got a Foreo and out of FOMO I wanted to get one also, but obv I'm damn cheapo so I wanted to try out the Taobao dupe first.

SO MANY of the chinese girls were raving over this, and they own both the Foreo and the BB, and they say there's no diff.

So I was like…110RMB, is like 25SGD only, ok la I will give it a try.

So I bought it and my dad brough it back (if not you need to ship via sensitive air shipping which is more expensive cos it contains batteries)

It comes with wireless charging and I've been using it daily for 2 weeks so far and there's no need to charge at all. Apparently it's supposed to last 2 months or about 120 uses (oops Andrea I was wrong haha). ๐Ÿ˜…

I didn't wanna do a review immediately cos…who knows whether it works after 1 use right?

After first wash, my face really felt super duper soft la. But then might just be a placeabo effect LOL.

Anyway Daniel also uses it (ya we damn gross we share 1) and he says it's damn good also. Cos he used to have a lot of blackheads and bumps but now it is smooooooth.

And after 1-2weeks, can I just say. I look forward to washing my face everyday.

Dunno is it because for my whole life I never wash my face properly or what, but I really feel the difference….I even feel like after I wash my face and I use my bio oil and moisturizer, the effectiveness is better????

idk la maybe it's just me. And placebo effects.

But if you want it! Link is here >> ourb.club/blingbelle

If it explodes, don't come and find me ok. I don't know anything. I just use it and so far it's been wonderful. No explosions and 100% waterproof.

With that same note, can I also just say that I bought the Moist Diane Grapefruit shampoo (dk what is the exact name LOL the blue one?) after seeing so many rave reviews but….

LOL it destroyed my 1year+ no dandruff streak.

I've had a long ass battle with dandruff all my life, and even resorted to the no-poo method for a good 6-8 months to cleanse my hair of all the product build up and restore it's natural state,

and then, just 3 uses of the shampoo brought it back…

And it was worse than it has ever been in like 1.5 years wts.

It smells really good but…I'm not using it anymore -_- gave it to Daniel to use instead.

I had to bust out my last bottle of Selsun Blue shampoo (LEGIT WORKS) to use and stop my scalp from flaking. I've only had small flakes recently when I'm freaking stressed out but omg the relapse after using the shampoo is INSANE.

But after using selsun my hair is back to normal alr la, I feel so happy.

I promise not to frivolously buy shampoos again.

Sorry to my scalp. I definitely do not want to go back to my no-shampoo days again. Apple Cider Vinegar as conditioner is definitely not my thing. ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ™… ๐Ÿ™…

Ending off 2017 with a Taobao selling post / what's in my cart post, #chowbao style!

I think I lost a tiny bit of weight awhile back and I assumed I would fit into a little bit smaller clothes, but boy was I wrong ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

So I'm selling away some of my stuff, still brand new with tags at cost price!

If you're interested please telegram me @braintango ๐Ÿ˜Ž Prices will include normal mail!

#taobao

LONG SLEEVED LACE DRESS (SOLD)

In L size

http://ourb.club/longsleevedlacedress

89rmb // selling for $16sgd

Eh I really wanted to love this dress but so sad, it was too short and too tight at the sleeves for me ๐Ÿ˜”

I'm a UK 12-14 and I squished myself into it but it's definitely not a loose fit for me.

So I think it'd be perfect for a UK 8-10!

The sleeves so cute lah!

Actual photos taken by me!

Close-ups! The camel detailing is really quite cute la!

The back!

There are little hassles at the back that you tie up!

One more of the sleeves which are my fav part ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

I'm sad now.

And tassles! ๐Ÿ˜

The lace isn't the softest but I think for $16 cannot complain la!

Lined too! But not stretchy at all.

WRAP SKORT DRESS W FLUTTER SLEEVES (SOLD)

Link: ourb.club/wrapskortdress

In L size

Price: 59rmb / 13sgd

Omg this one. The moment I opened it I knew it wouldn't fit ๐Ÿ˜… but I loved it so much I tried to squeeze myself into it and even though it was SUPA TIGHT

It was still gorgeous.

It's a skort with a side zip opening and a wrap tie in front + ruffled flutter sleeves (socute la!!!!)

I took this photo myself so you can tell that there's no major difference from the photo posted by the seller!

It's a real functional ribbon tie at the side.

Opens up to the skorts portion!

And a concealed zip closure at the shorts!

MAUVE BUTTON DRESS (pending)

Link: ourb.club/mauvebuttondress

Size L

Price: 85rmb / 18sgd

This is very similar to the dress I posted about in my last haul! Except the shade of red darker in this one.

So super cute la but I'm too tall for it at 1.7m so anyone between UK 8-10 should be able to wear this well!

Can also take a look at the measurements in the link!

Here's the picture I took for it!

Here's the back. So cute la! The mesh and embroidery together

Close up of embroidery details

Close up of the functional buttons!

Here's what it looks like on me.

Wayyy too short!

I'd say it's gonna fit a UK 8-10 best as well!

ASSYM PEPLUM BLOUSE (SOLD)

Link: ourb.club/whiteblouse

Size L

Price: 49rmb / $11

Hahaha, I love this so much I'm still contemplating whether to keep and alter it ๐Ÿ˜…

It's too small for me but so gorgeous???

Here's a picture I took! The material is soft, but thin and easily crumpled but looks nice when worn!

And from the back! With a zip closure

Here's what it looks like when worn!

Very very flattering la! I'm really tempted to keep it and then replace the zip with an elastic but aiya it won't look nice also ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

So…if anyone wants to take this beautiful piece off me…thank you!

Pls give it a good home!

Husband Ng and I had our customary wedding ceremony 2 Saturdays ago (@braintango:251117)

and as much as I thought I've already perfected my entire wedding experience after having my dream ROM last year (@braintango:051116),

This was close to perfect too. ๐Ÿ˜ญโœจ

I am extremely extremely lucky to have had the luxury of celebrating my marriage to the same man twice.

And both times I had the time of my life. โค๏ธ

(Before I start this extremely lengthy post, which I foresee myself taking 100 days to complete, I would like to thank my photographer and dear friend Matt (@matthewng.co on IG), for helping me to fall in love with my own wedding all over again.

Matt, if you're reading this, I'm honoured to have had you at our wedding.

Some people look at photos to be reminded of wonderful memories, but your photos tell a brilliant story by themselves.

You are a geniusโœจ)

The Gatecrash

I had initially wanted to not have gatecrash cos…I didn't want to trouble my bridesmaids but they were the sweetest little things ever and helped carry this out PERFECTLY โœจ

A lot of #dayrebrides have decided to do away with this cos they think it's abit mean to torture their future husband, but all in the name of fun and games la! Just don't go overboard and everything will be fine ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I had a good laugh watching the live stream upstairs ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

If you think my husband and his band of brothers look extremely dapper, hahahahah. Thank you ah! โœจ

Stylist is me ๐Ÿ™ƒโœจ

I do think that there's a huge difference when men clean up and put on some nice clothes!

Daniel's suit, shoes, bowtie and shirt,
Groomsmen suspenders, tie and tiepin are all from Taobao!

I'll consolidate links and update again!

Guess who has the cutest little car door opener? ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

It's us!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love my baby nephew too much.

Too. Damn. Much ๐Ÿ˜‚

The boys were supposed to reach at 8.08am and honk but they arrived quietly and the girls were like???? How come never announce ah! Hahaha.

Ask this imp to open the door, but he slipped into the car with his favourite playmate, aka his Guzhang haha.

So so so cute tho! I was watching upstairs and almost chionged down to carry him and tickle his fatty belly.

And look guys! Matching bowties!!!! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

And while the boys arrived, I was getting veiled by my parents haha. They were like. Faster faster so I can go down and see ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Hello, who is your daughter. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Why you want to leave me so soon.

On a side note, I FREAKING LOVE MY GOWN. I am rolling my eyes at myself for hating on it when I first received it ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜“

Ok done. My parents left and my photog also left hahaha.

And now I am alone emoing. Idk how Matt got to capture this expression cos the instructions were to be ~pensive~ but I don't remember being pensive. Hence, Matt is a genius.

Hehe also, this is my favourite look of all. The white gown and the veil. The Kua is a close second ๐Ÿ™ƒ

So poor thing ๐Ÿ˜“ but basically there are 4 drinks and 4 activities for the gate crash ๐Ÿ™ƒ

1. Jumprope on painful massage mat (LOL) & Drink Lemon Juice + Vinegar ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

2. Pass the super rings using Pocky & Drink Bittergourd juice ๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ

3. Shake Post it's off their body & Eat super spicy x2 fire ramen with chilli padi + mala beans
๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

4. Bust through cling wrap with face & Eat super sweet pudding & jellybeans ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ

โœจโœจโœจ

Boshi the negotiator ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Taking off their shoes in prep for torture LOL ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Actually very poor thing la. It's so warm and they were all wearing long sleeved and pants ๐Ÿ˜“ I felt a bit bad haha but mostly poor Fatty Ng who was wearing a lot.

I bet he almost melted ๐Ÿ˜‚

Apparently the red mat is from running man haha. And even though it looked very mild…it actually hurt ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Now that the wedding is over, my mum is keeping it to massage her feat ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ™ƒ

Delicious!!! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

Haha. So poor thing ๐Ÿ˜‚

Passing the cheese rings….lol this one purely for photo taking purposes.

It was damn comical cos they kept salivating with the pocky in the mouth. Too delicious liao ๐Ÿ˜‚

And Justin kept eating the pocky ๐Ÿ˜‚

And flinging the post its off!

Haha btw the boy's tie pins match the girl's little hanging thing on their skirts! It's a little Chinese ๐Ÿ knot ๐Ÿ™ƒ

So poor thing. Lips on fire after the noodle challenge HAHHAH.

OMG THE LIPS ALL RED RED ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ’‹

The last game hahaha hilarious sia. Lucky we have industrial cling wrap ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚

Makes for a great photo opportunity! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

They made it guys!!! Haha I think Fatty Ng must be thinking wah being a guy is damn tough. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

My beautiful deep red rustic bouquet from @gliss.co on IG! ๐Ÿ‘

Husband Ng, is that love I see in your eyes?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Hehe. Sorry it wasn't as romantic as they describe it to be in the movies or novels.

There were no sparks, and there were no tears. Just a lot a lot of laughter. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

When he walked in it was so awkward so I started a monologue.

๐Ÿ‘ฐ: Are those flowers for me? Why thank you!

๐Ÿคต: …….๐Ÿ™ƒ

I also had to request to be kissed ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Which I regretted cos his lips were spicy from the noodles ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Copying my mum and dad's photo pose hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿคต

An official welcome into the family husband Ng! HAHAHHAA. If we didn't have the banquet you will forever just be my boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜‚

Also, check out my mum and dad matching their outfits. Wts. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Heh trying to recreate photos from last year's solemnization.

Btw if anyone is interested in my car decor, Fatty Ng and his cousin are starting a small sideline doing rustic decor (not the obiang kind with mesh and flowers ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) for weddings so drop me an email if you're interested! #uhsponsoredbymyhusband

Also super love the gown and the tulle here ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

Hehe close ups of my gown and my gold bangle Hahahaha.

My jiemeis were like…are you sure you want to wear all the gold with your white gown….๐Ÿ˜ฒ

And I was like HUH WHAT U MEAN OF COURSE IM WEARING ๐Ÿ˜‚

hahahahaha hilarious. But I did give in and didn't wear the gold necklaces. Thinking back, should have worn it ๐Ÿ˜ข

You can clearly see how hairy my arms are in this photo ๐Ÿ˜‚ but no I didn't shave it for the wedding.

Firstly cos my mum don't allow and secondly cos…………………

I am not bothered by it.

Maybe like 8% but not enough to make me wanna wax or shave it ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#hairybutabeauty ๐Ÿ™ƒ

With the coolest people ever! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I remember last time during my solemnization I mentioned that it's best to have even number of xiongdi to and jiemeis cos it looks nicer when you take pictures.

But this time Daniel had 5 xiongdis and I only have 4 jiemeis but….WHO CARES.

Can't tell right? ๐Ÿ™ƒ My priorities have obviously shifted ๐Ÿ˜‚

One more of my merry crew ๐Ÿ˜

Oh btw, last year's colour scheme was grey-blue and red-navy

But this year I decided to match the xiongdi and jiemeis and I love the neat navy blue effect! Hahaha. I didn't think it would get better than last year but….somehow….it did.

Freaking love the skirts from Taobao. So floofy and one size fits all. Wts I'm damn good at eyeballing these shit cos I'm a PPG hahahahaha. I know when free sized stuff fits me ๐Ÿ™ƒ

And then my dad walked me out and into the car with an umbrella SO CUTE. Hahaha.

I think this is akin to him walking me down the aisle cos we didn't have an aisle ๐Ÿ™ƒ

But hehe I'm happy to have walked with this goofy man who always has a soft spot for his youngest daughter ๐Ÿ’•

Btw look at my floofy ass skirt ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Throwing the fan out of the car for my mum to pick up ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Matt was like….chow…you really cannot do things glamly ๐Ÿ˜

And I was like…… HAHAHHAA YA WTS. My face tho.

I must have been very happy to be able to litter ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Daniel's Place – Tea Ceremony

And we changed into our kua! Haha.

I was actually very happy to change cos uh the long tulle dress is very difficult to walk in ๐Ÿ˜

Hehe I also quite liked how our Kua looked in pictures. Super matchy matchy ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

My bridesmaids helped to remove my white floral headband (from Taobao) and replaced it with this red one! Hehe saved the money for one hairdo and saved time too!

Hehe the link to my bridesmaid's skirts is here!

http://u.piw8.com/h.yZZUVh

I am slightly (only slightly, but still slightly) regretting starting this post cos now it feels like I will never be able to finish ๐Ÿ˜

Haha anyway, after the tea ceremony we proceed back to our place to eat Tang Yuan!!!!!

Hehe lovingly made by Daniel's grandma! ๐Ÿ’•

I feel like I look like I'm trying to…stuff my husband ๐Ÿ˜‚

Btw I still really love our Kuas and how they turned up in photos!!!! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

After which, we went back to my house for tea ceremony ๐Ÿ˜… and then that was the end of the morning.

WTS THIS POST TOOK ME FOREVER TO WRITE.

And hahaha I feel the same way I felt in this picture. I AM AT THE END OF THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES YASSSSSS

Also, cos got Old Chang Kee buffet to eat…..shiok. ๐Ÿ’•

Sharing some photos taken by Shiqi hahaha but the buffet table was super cute la!

It was retro themed and there was DIY laksa (so shiok) and only about $500+ for 30 pax. Not too bad! Inclusive of delivery fee too!

Haha. NOT SPONSORED.

I just really liked the set up and the effort they went to to make it look nice ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I only noticed this now…..but there was also a….customized menu with our names????????

WHAT THE SHIT EFFORT MAX.

Or is it cos I never order buffet before?

But BTBs please remember you can choose OCK for your morning buffet for relatives hehe

I am very impressed! Look for Evelyn and tell her Chow/Liying recommended you. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Btw still got rustic bird cage decoration and peonies to match the oriental theme. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

The DIY laksa table ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

And my favourite part which is the drinks gong!!!!!! So old school wts!!!!

Haha I felt so happy scooping drinks for myself.

Can't believe I'm ending my wedding post with raving about the buffet table.

BUT I DID. AND NO REGRETS. I LOVE U OCK. I am ordering their buffet for my Xmas party too. #noregrets

Ok bye don't want to write already. I am so bored by my own wedding. I think you all are too.

#abruptending

#SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOlong

#dedinside

P.S: I am damn happy I can set the date on my phone back to normal again. ๐Ÿ˜

Sorry, I half assedly documented my wedding. But I will find the motivation to share about the evening dinner banquet soon….promise. ๐Ÿ˜…

Haha ok so the post yesterday is getting too long ๐Ÿ™ƒ so I'm just going to split it up. ๐Ÿ‘

I'm going to move on to the house stuff now!!!

But before anything I just want to put some references down here:

1. Heavy shipping guide

@braintango:031116 I've mentioned it here and this is also the third party forwarder that I use for air shipping!

2. Shipping rates

They go by cubic units so it's hard to estimate. But if you are already cheap on the furniture, usually the shipping won't hurt you.

I will be shipping these via sea shipping la cos I'm not in a rush! ๐Ÿ‘ #taobao

Ok now to move on to the stuff I'm getting!

So the first thing I'm getting is this mirror with a small platform attached for my access balcony walk way. Hehe.

I am damn vain haha and I like to be able to check my hair before I leave the house so I've always wanted a mirror near the door way!

I think this is meant to be a toilet vanity but it looks quite nice la! Some more the ledge can use to put car keys!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xMZFqj

Also getting a round mirror for the rooms! Hehe.

This is a purely aesthetic decision cos square mirrors are so much cheaper than round ones ๐Ÿ™ƒ

But then. Aiya! Nevermind la! Hahaha. For Taobao pricing I don't think this is super cheap ~$40 not inclusive of shipping.

But we've been eyecandying round mirrors for quite long liao! So…post wedding it's like TAKING THE PLUNGE

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xMKSoC

I'm also thinking of getting these open concept mini wardrobe things for the guest rooms!

Haha we didn't have the wardrobes built in for the guest rooms cos dk what purpose the guest room will be for in future and we didn't want something so permanent! #dayrehomes

So I'm thinking of buying these for our guests instead! Usually if you only stay over for 1-2 nights…don't need a lot of storage la right!

This is the medium sized one (there are 3 sizes) and I think it should be enough la! ๐Ÿ‘

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xLmrbJ

This is about $40? ๐Ÿ‘

Also carted out 2 shower curtain rails that don't require any drilling and hopefully they actually stay!

I have a U shaped one and a bar one from this shop!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xpcONb

The ones from IKEA are ok…only! ๐Ÿ™ƒ So I decided to just give this a try!

And to match….botanical shower curtains! Yay!!! ๐Ÿ‘

I've been eyeing this for ever, before the house was even renovated haha.

Its slightly pricey at about $11 but LOL yolooooooo.

I should rename this post to YOLO house shopping on Taobao ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#donttellmyhusband

And then for my room…I'm thinking of getting this one! Haha.

I feel like for the entire house, we made very adult choices in terms of colours and furniture, so having a little bit of cuteness hidden in the toilet is quite nice also la!

Also the colours are damn harmless and pastel ๐Ÿ‘

I had initially wanted this one because…whales my friend. Whales ๐Ÿ‹

But idk what is with the weird words? Haha. So sad tho. Such a shame. I think one day I might just cave and buy this and then close one eye to the words.

Cos it's super cute lah!!!!!!!

Small purchases…

Hehe purchasing guest toothbrushes so when our nasty friends stay over I can give them toothbrushes!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Eh damn cheap at 10 for 12 yuan ok ๐Ÿคฃ Use already ask them to put into the packaging and keep at my house so I don't have to keep giving new ones #besthostaward

While I'm at it. Also grabbing some bath towels la. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I feel like I'm walking through the home and living section of Taobao and grabbing what I need haha.

Buy 2 get 2 free I think! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I prefer plain designs but plain designs still ok!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xKazgd

Hehe also getting bedroom slippers for our house cos…it's quite dusty so sometimes I'd encourage visitors to wear bedroom slippers la. Especially if they don't want to take off their socks!

This one has rubber soles so it's really good! 10 pairs for 38 yuan! 20 pairs free 2 pairs.

So worth it ๐Ÿ™ƒ But I'm getting all men sized cos my feet are fat.

The next thing on my list is actually a shoe cabinet/bench for our access balcony area.

We don't live at the new place all the time yet so there's no urgent need to buy anything (hence the continued persistent shopping on Taobao).

But shoe cabinets are so expensive omg. Especially the decent looking wooden ones.

I've been looking and looking and looking and never found any ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I had initially wanted something super simple like this LOL

But guys…simple doesn't always translate into cheap on Taobao ok! Hahaha.

The Nordic themed furniture are actually way more pricey than the usual normal designed ones.

This one is about 1500 yuan which is $300sgd

Idk if it is expensive in SG terms but then it's expensive for me ๐Ÿคฃ

But after browsing through like 5000 listings (no joke ah. Daniel always says the speed of me looking through the listings can go join world record alr) I found this!

Haha it's more oriental than Scandi cos of the wood grain and the colour of the wood but I like how it's damn simple (no frills yo) and made of solid wood.

BEST PART IS THAT IT IS ONLY $160sgd before shipping ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

The insides are white which is something I'm not in love with…but ok la! I'll compromise haha.

It also looks very roomy ๐Ÿ™ƒ so I hope we don't fill it up too soon! โ›บ

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Taking a break from the Taobao-ing cos scrolling through like 5000 listings is no joke ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be a bad thing also ๐Ÿ˜‚ I remember having to Taobao for the wedding last year and felt damn repulsed shopping cos so many things to buy and I had to keep searching and searching ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Hehe sorry workaholic so updating a little about the work situation ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I've never been happier to go back to work la! During the wedding prep I literally had little to no time to finish what I wanted to do.

So now that everything has more or less been settled, I can go back to the drawing board and playing with lace and designs!

P.S: I can already foresee all the dudes that followed me during the EP to unfollow once the tits appear ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Collected some clothing hang tags today because…..is it we need to tag our clothes???

Is it cos we are moving to a physical location????

No la don't speculate ok. We not so successful until can open flagship store yet ๐Ÿ˜‚ even though I wish it were real!

I don't like to upsell myself so if I'm not opening a real physical shop with my name big big on the signboard, I won't insinuate that I am la!

A bit paiseh when people turn up and be like….

Eh??? Like this only??? So not your shop la!!!!

Ya! Not our shop, but we're happy to have been invited to be part of a store with an established brand. So honoured la! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข #truefeelings

If we had not been graciously invited, I would have just continued to sell online until maybe I'm 62 and bralettes are like a vintage commodity ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Our Christmas sets also came so it's just been a mess of making sure that everything is perfect and ready for the festive season!

And yes, that's a green and red bralette you see right there. If you want to celebrate Christmas go all out!!!! Hahaha.

That's what I thought when we chose the lace for the design. Eh I quite like it leh. I put on all of them and did a happy dance around the mirror. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I shared a sneak peek of one of our Xmas sets on IG stories yesterday and I'm damn in love with this new design and lace colour pairing ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

It's like falling in love all over again! I immediately video called my manufacturer to tell him how happy I am hahaha. He was like….siao eh can don't call me so late or night wts ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

But yes so happy wts. Happy enough to post this despite the fatty belly!

But in all seriousness, the post wedding bloat is real ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I've been eating like some depraved person and it's making me bloat like mad ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's not that I intentionally dieted for the wedding (definitely do not support that) but I was sick before the wedding and too stressed so I kind of lost the appetite to eat.

But now that everything is back to normal, so has my appetite. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

My body looks different but I love it all the same

I think it's important to remember that no matter how our body changes throughout the years, whether it is through sickness, pregnancy or just old age,

We are obliged to love it all the same.

We have good bodies. Bodies that provide for us and allows us to go through our daily gains.

And yes, we might look different every day, a little rounder, a little slimmer, a little tanner, a little fairer

But we must remember to love ourselves all the same โœจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

#dayrebeauty has GRWM but…

#dayretaobao has #TSWM not bad right….

Anyway remember unleashing the kraken? ๐Ÿฒ

My cart is full of shit I am going to cart out. So join me my friends. In this sacred ritual we call…

Spending money โœŒ๏ธ

For convenience sake, I'm gonna split this up into sections la cos I'm still buying shit for the house and also buying stuff for the husband ๐Ÿ˜‚

Oh and if you guys are wondering, I prefer shopping on Taobao directly rather than via ezbuy and I also prefer the mobile app more than the desktop version. ๐Ÿ‘

I did a short post on #ezbuy VS Taobao here @braintango:021116 and basically I feel that because ezbuy is a service provider on top of Taobao it can never be cheaper than direct shopping.

Yes lah, they have free agent fee and sometimes when you compare shipping rates to shipping rates it seems like ezbuy is worth it, but if you think about it…

They need to consolidate your parcels, code and maintain a website in English, provide support agents and then also provide after sales service. Some more with all the buy for me services…they have to make money from somewhere right??

I also dislike how they list like only a certain number of products.

It's the same as why I don't use Shopback with Taobao because whenever you have these kind of…Collabs or third party, your selections on Taobao are reduced

Aka

You are shopping from a curated list of products only. Which doesn't help with price comparisons and getting the best bargain.

I've also heard that ezbuy has the right to buy from different shops selling the same item even if it is not the same shop in the lisiting you purchased from.

Means all the hours you spent checking reviews right….wasted.

Cos it might not even be purchased from the same shop afterall.

Plus, idk why ezbuy would charge you an additional $5 to deliver to your doorstep la. Cos my Taobao forwarders (I use a varied number of them) always deliver to the door step and the shipping fees are inclusive of that. ๐Ÿ‘

Ok…enough for the technical stuff and moving on to the ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿญ

I'm so glamorous even the Snow cam can't save me ๐Ÿ‘

Just a run down of the stuff I'm aiming to get this ๐Ÿฒ :

1. A small leather cross body

2. Hair straightener

3. Lots of midi drop waist dresses

4. CNY clothes for my mum / MIL and me

5. New spectacles

List will be updated if I think of anything else ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sorry ๐Ÿคฃ

Interrupting this post with some #obc stuff because we've just been featured on YP SG!!!! โœจโœจโœจ

HAHA it's a proud mum moment and I am happy that more people will now know of body positivity and that women have the right to feel good about their own bodies. โค๏ธ

Ok I am resuming regular Taobao programming now ๐Ÿคฃ

I shortlisted 3 designs for the cross body bags already!

Basically because I know what I want la. I always find that shopping on Taobao is easiest when you already know what you're looking for. โœจ

I never buy PU or like fake leather because they don't last. The quality is just not there la. And on Taobao genuine leather is not super expensive and they last forever.

ๅคดๅฑ‚็‰›็šฎ Is always my choice ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I think I will go with this one! Because I like the clamshell design and also cos I thought the straps were not adjustable but turns out it is!

Adjustable straps damn important ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I've found that alot of bag straps are too short for me. So I measure the length quite religiously.

This one is not the top grade leather la. Only second grade but I think for 98 yuan…cannot complain la! Hehe. Also comes in the very fashionable olive green!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xjle2X

I'm usually not picky with my accessories so I don't spend a lot of time looking through la ๐Ÿ˜‚ usually genuine leather is ok with me liao!

But do scroll through the reviews. Dubious shops with no reviews sometimes makes me feel very uncomfortable ๐Ÿ˜‚

I thought doing a video walkthrough of some of the thought processes I have while shopping would be easier than having to step by step explain ๐Ÿ˜‚

For those of you who want to know how to sort products by bestsellers etc can take a look!

So this is the hair curler I'm getting! I wanted something big and tong shaped cos I don't like those hair curler + Straightener 2 in 1 kind ๐Ÿ™ƒ

This one looks damn powerful ๐Ÿ˜‚ as compared to the mini one that I got from Taobao that is super cute but quite…useless except for when tonging the fringe ๐Ÿ˜‚

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xQ6IQa

Now that that is out of the way…we can finally get down to the business of…..

DRESS SHOPPING!!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Before I start, I just wanted to share about this dress I bought from a previous shipment which I LOVE ๐Ÿ™ƒ

The PTP was abit pushing it for me ๐Ÿ˜‚ cos it was 100 and I'm usually a 102 so I tried la. And it is a tiny bit tight but so far ok!

I loved it! If you attended our Holland Village Flea, you might have seen me in this dress, sweating it out!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xPrvVJ

I will update with a photo of the dress irl, but it's really my fav dress now!

And it's what inspired my drop waist midi craze ๐Ÿ˜‚

This is another design I wanted to get but…..cannot cos my PTP too big ๐Ÿ˜‚

But for the petite TTGs out there, please do us PPGs a favour and cart this out!!!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.x9iNfn

This one I am carting out ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's not very long but uh I very like the design ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I initially found it from a shop but it only went up to L which I cannot fit…so I continued to search and lo and behold.

This one goes up to 3XL awesome!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.x9N026

Hehe breaking my streak of blue dresses by adding this to cart!

Gingham + wrap is a yes yes for me. I don't like the layering but I know of some who like the Korean trend!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xkbUva

Goes up to XL! ๐Ÿ‘

I also added this to cart…cos it has a similar style to the TTG dress just now except in a different material (gingham!!!!)

The sizing for this also goes up bigger so it's good for me ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's from the same shop as the previous wrap dress!

So a tip is to always look through the shop quickly to see if you can find anything you like cos sometimes the whole shop suits your style!

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xkVXuz

Because I know you girls have a lot of questions but I feel like…I cannot answer them properly in the comment box cos so tedious ๐Ÿ˜‚ hence I made the video explanation in the first place la.

But then again I might just be ่‡ชไฝœๅคšๆƒ… ๐Ÿ˜‚ but if you guys have any interest let me know….maybe we can do it like at 1130pm or something when the rest of the world is asleep ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hahaha I'm on a roll here with the gingham and the checks and the loose fitting dresses ๐Ÿ‘

I'm abit undecided whether this will make me look like a country mouse or a chic carrot ๐Ÿ

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xP7xpt

For the CNY stuff, imma just cart out this dress first ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know it's not long but…it's red and fluttery ๐Ÿ‘

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xlPOZI

I am definitely not being kiasu cos the factories close damn early to celebrate CNY for a month ๐Ÿ˜‚ so better buy early ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Hehe here's what it looks like from the front!

And then for my mummy! A simple red flowery dress with sleeves and a thin fabric. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Shopping for mums are damn difficult pls. Must be midi, must have sleeves, cannot be too tight, cannot be restrictive, cannot be too thick cos very hot ๐Ÿ™ƒ

So aiya, not much choices also! ๐Ÿ˜‚

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xlMPzM

And for my MIL, her favourite accordian pleat dress! Hehe this one abit off shoulder I think it's quite cute leh!

She feels the most comfy in accordian pleat dresses so now that I know, I will keep a lookout for her ๐Ÿ‘

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xloQyQ

Accordian pleat dresses are kind of called ็™พ่คถ็šฑ่ฟž่กฃ่ฃ™

Phew, ok done with 4 out of 5 items on the list for myself! Even though I would have liked to do way more dress shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚

But now we move on to the spectacle shopping! ๐Ÿ‘

LOL ugly face but all the glasses I currently own are from Taobao.

Inclusive of the lens yes.

I have extremely high astigmatism so making glasses in SG is damn expensive but all my glasses made on TB have never exceeded $60 save for a pair of super hipster looking ones ๐Ÿ˜‚

But ya. The one in the pic is my ultimate fav pair and I've made it 4 times already ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Freaking value for money X 1000

This is my ABOSOLUTE favourite pair of all time ever X 10000000000000.

My brother and sister in law have the exact same pair and it is freaking lasting I swear to god (I'm so passionate about my eyewear)

I wear my glasses like every waking moment (I've learnt to appreciate my glasses look instead of always wearing contacts) so good, durable, comfy and light weight spectacles are ALWAYS a godsent.

http://v.cvz5.com/h.xltEBz

This shop also my favourite la. I have at least 10 pairs for them.

But in order to buy from them you will need to know your prescription and your ็žณ่ท which is the distance between your pupils.

You can then proceed to order, and decide on the thickness of the lens you want.

The tricky part here is that you need to let the CS know your degree before ordering. Because sometimes there's a surcharge for high astigmatism etc. If they need to change the price of the product, you cart out first

But don't pay.

Then they can change the price on the backend and you can pay for the updated price!

Haha i always recommend the T90 series frames cos they are SUPER lightweight and damn bendy.

Most of the time I cannot stand the scratches of my lens instead of the frames spoiling. I've also asked them to make spare lenses for me cos I don't want to waste the frame ๐Ÿ˜‚

When choosing frames, it's also important to note the size of the frames and the material.

I usually need a width of 136 and above for the frames cos my face is damn wide. My brother just tags along with whatever I choose cos we have the same wide face ๐Ÿ˜‚

So I don't bother with the ones that are below 136 cos they will kiap me and make my face look damn big (cos specs too small) throughout my primary school life I had that problem cos traditional shops all have…

Asian sized frames ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

This current pair of spectacles I'm wearing is also from the same shop!

I didn't really super like it at first cos it had metal uh…ear sticks? Hahahaha part that rests on your ears ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

And I like my spectacles like one whole piece of plastic because I am damn chor lor but then it grew on me???

Initially Daniel kept saying I look like a teacher ๐Ÿ˜’ but heck it. It's comfy.

Answering all your FAQs

Lol I keep repeating myself in the comment box until I feel like a broken record ๐Ÿ˜‚

The usual forwarder I use is mentioned in @braintango:031116 which is the same forwarder I use for sea shipping.

You can get the rates from them directly! They do normal air, sensitive air and sea shipping ๐Ÿ‘

Guide to shipping on Taobao (very easy can be done on mobile)

Don't say I selfish don't want to teach you how to Taobao ok ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Here's a..(half assed but very informative) guide to the shipping methods you can easily use on Taobao. Don't even need to escape the app la!

Last time the forwarders can only be assessed on desktop but now it is so easy on mobile ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

IF THIS HELPED YOU PLS LET ME KNOW K.

Yes I seek validation. ๐Ÿ˜ข Why. Cannot ISSIT? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Haven't even reached Husband Shopping and Home Shopping and Christmas Shopping and this post is already going to explode ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Now I'm thinking if I should squeeze everything into one post or to break it down ๐Ÿคฃ

Never been so excited to welcome Monday because with the wedding past us, I can finally get down to doing some proper work without being distracted! โœจโœจ

Anyway, lol. I'm damn excited to be doing Taobao shopping!!!! #taobao

I've been on a self imposed ban before the wedding (cos already buying so many things for the wedding) but now……

UNLEASH THE KRAKEN ๐Ÿฒ

Who is this crazy person on my feed? ๐Ÿ™„

Hahaha, I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how I became the chosen one because…

I'm not a #/dayrebeauty contributor ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I'm not a #/dayremum ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I don't live in an exciting overseas country ๐Ÿ™ƒ

And I don't travel ๐Ÿ™ƒ

And after my wedding on Sat, I'm effectively no longer a #dayrebride ๐Ÿ‘

So @blog why did you choose this siao potato? โœจ

LOL. I also dunno.

But anyway, true love is very often…devoid of logic. So I shall accept this offer of โค๏ธ and embrace it.

Even if it makes me……..slightly uncomfortable to know that now, everyone knows I walked barefeet throughout the second half of my banquet.

And that I married Daniel for the golden pig. ๐Ÿ–

(Kidding Daniel Mummy ๐Ÿ˜‚ just a joke ya)

Btw, my MIL reads my dayre which is why I'm always on my best behaviour here ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Or at least I try to be la. โœจ ๐Ÿ™ƒ

If you really need to know something about me…it is that I really really really love to #taobao.

๐Ÿ˜Ž

No shame here. I've been Taobao-ing since I was in Primary 6, which is about 12 years old and that means I've been scrolling through the app for almost 13 years now.

13 years leh. That's longer than my relationship with Husband Ng.

Hehe our solemnization last July was also featured on The Wedding Scoop for being…so…Taobao ๐Ÿ˜‚

I always believe that if you know where to look and if you look hard enough, you'll always be able to find things that are affordable, beautiful and amazingly worth it on Taobao.

Afterall, China is the world's factory. If you can't find it on Taobao…then where?

You can read more about my solemnization here: @braintango:051116 โœจ

I also almost bought my entire house off Taobao ๐Ÿ˜‚ save for the yellow coffee table in the picture which we hurriedly got from IKEA!

But most of the heavy furniture like our dining table, chairs, TV console, sofas, bed frames, study tables, bed side tables…all came from Taobao.

It just made sense for me to do so because back when I had my exchange in Shanghai, I also Taobao-ed most of our furniture. So I was super excited to do so again!

@braintango:100817 โœจ brief home tour post here!

#dayrehomes

Oh ya, all the lights in my house + this super cool scissors style according window girlles are also from Taobao!! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Nowadays when people come to my house, they say it is a Taobao showroom ๐Ÿ˜‚

Please pay entrance fee pls. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Another one of my pride and glory โœจ๐Ÿ˜ข <— tearing from happiness LOL

My vanity set from Taobao โค๏ธ

I got 2 for both my toilets but a bigger one for the MBR and I love them so much. There is ample storage space even behind the mirror.

And the wide sink top allows me to put my stuff everywhere. So yay!

I feel like I can talk about my fav buys from Taobao like 100 times. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Uh, I might open an AMA but then lol if you ask questions I don't have answers to, I will reply you with a ๐Ÿธ

This is the all knowing ๐Ÿธ and he will have the answers to your questions ๐Ÿ˜‚

I also got these custom made neon LED lights made for our home (hehehe๐Ÿณ) from Taobao! Actually my business contacts were the one that initially custom made these for me but after that I had one made for #obc as well ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I will try to find the links to share cos I know some of you asked for this, but you'll need to know how to use Adobe illustrator in order to design and vectorize the image for customisation!

Also, not say very cheap about $600-$800sgd excluding shipping!

I don't only buy big ticket items from Taobao, in fact I do a lot of weird random shopping as well ๐Ÿ˜‚

But I've put that in the back seat for awhile because of the wedding and home reno, but like I said just now…

UNLEASH THE KRAKEN ๐Ÿฒ

Cos now that everything is over, I can start shopping again!!!! Will share about my cart probably tomorrow! โœจ

But yeah, I buy a lot of clothes from Taobao too. 99% of my clothes are from there. โœจ

I also run a small business called…

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OUR BRALETTE CLUB

aka

#OBC

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It is my passion and my livelihood but sometimes I also get annoyed by having to work with my Husband 24/7.

Ya I'm his boss ๐Ÿ˜Ž

But I'm also the slave to the business. So actually, we are all just factory workers. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

@tshihhwee @chenshiqi @iamboshi and the rest of my bridesmaids (not on Dayre wts guys seriously!) are also part of the gang โœจโœจโœจ

What do I sell? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

If you don't know by now…….

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But on a typical day my camera roll kind of looks something like that ๐Ÿ‘ I am factory worker, toilet cleaner and also model โœจ #multitask

But yes, we sell lingerie! ๐Ÿ‘

Someone once asked me (anonymously) why I am ok with putting up photos of my tits on the internet.

And I'm like ?

Haha. Idk. Everyone has tits right? But then again, I always joke with my bridesmaids that I don't want them to see my change. Cos the only shred of dignity have are my nipples. So I don't want anyone to see my nipples and I don't want to see anyone's nipples also. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sometimes when they try on Bralettes in front of me. I freak out and ask them to please hide their nipples.

……but actually I'm kidding la. I believe that everyone should do anything they want (as long as they don't hurt others around them….?) So ya!

Nipples ftw!!! ๐Ÿ‘

Oh and if you're wondering if I cover my face because I'm ashamed and don't want to be associated with photos of me in lingerie….

Not really lah.

It's more of like…I look really cui in the photos cos I cannot multitask and most of the time my face just looks like ๐Ÿ˜’ which is not a very good look.

I've ever written a post on what it's like to be a lingerie model. Or trying to be…and it's very unlike me, but it was very very very very very heartfelt. And I still mean everything I say.

Post is here >> @braintango:270617

I think through my journey with #ourbraletteclub, it helped me to understand more about how women perceive beauty.

And it's pushed me in the direction of wanting to help everyone see their beauty. Because it exists!

Underneath all the insecurities and self loathing, we are all women who are deserving of love. And I think that is something we need to give ourselves!

That's why our brand motto is to always focus on comfort and to always be body positive ๐Ÿ‘

Btw if you haven't noticed, the collages have my face in them. So you don't get to shake me off ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

Oh ya, I became an aunt last year in Dec and it has changed my life 4EVA ๐Ÿ˜‚

I never used to like kids A WHOLE LOT but now that I have a nephew I constantly feel like my heart is about to explode.

I know it's quite unorthodox for aunts to be obsessed (usually it's the mums) but heck I'm obsessed as hell over this little dude. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Halo gugu is it you talking about me? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Dude is freaking kpo sai. If you're talking or eating or doing something without him, he will get freaking angry at you.

Also if you say ring ring, Baobei who looking for you? He will pick up the nearest object and put it against his ear.

Machiam really damn popular and answering phones all day ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Also, the kpo face comes with the phone call. ๐Ÿ˜‚

When he was born, I said I won't love him when he starts to crawl. Cos crawling toddlers are annoying.

Then when he started to crawl. I said I wouldn't love him anymore when he started walking.

But somehow….I only seem to love him more each day ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's freaking ridiculous but I guess that's just the way love works โค๏ธ

Dear beibei, gugu has loved you since the day you were born. And I think I will love you 5ever ๐Ÿ˜ข

I'm very blessed to be able to wake up to the sounds of your shrieking (my mum babysits every weekday and I become the secondary baby sitter) and be able to spend a good chunk of my time watching you grow up.

One day you will grow up and want to punch me in my face for posting up all your photos. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

But don't worry your father trained me in WWE well โœจ

Hahaha, so lastly, as you guys already know, I'm also a full time wife to my husband, Daniel. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I shared our origin story (aka How I Met Him) last valentine's day @braintango:140217 and basically…………. we've been together for like 7+8 years โœจ

We're actually only 24 and got solemnized last year in July! Haha, a few of you actually asked what it's like getting married so young some time back and….tbh it's actually pretty great!

We actually spend a lot of time together (usually 24 hours a day) because we work…together ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I've expected us to not have lasted (working together) for more than a month. But it's been coming to a year now and somehow, we've been able to keep each other sane.

What's it like being married so young and working together?

It's the best thing ever!!!!!! โœจโœจ

I don't want to be cliche and say that it's like having a neverending sleepover with your best friend…

But it's been quite enjoyable and I can be myself and truly myself 24 hours a day.

It's not very sociable (we only had a combined total of 16 friends at the wedding) but it's enough for us. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

I'm very lucky to have found someone who understands and tolerates ALL my quirks, because I can be very very very very not-socialble at times.

He understands that I don't want to do it and not that I cannot do it. And most of the time leaves me alone ๐Ÿ™ƒ

We've been married for about a year and a half now, but sometimes I look back at some of his old photos and I can't believe that I married this guy?

Haha uh btw it's not in that kind of romantic and heart eyes kind of way whereby I think about how lucky I am to have married him and how unbelievable it feels like.

It's more of like a…it's so impossible and ridiculous and weird and funny and so not compatible

But somehow so perfect all the same.

And it gives me these weird feelings

Which I think some people might describe as butterflies in your tummy. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

But yeah, we're here now. And as much as sometimes I still don't understand how or why we got together.

We did.

And I think I'm pretty happy with where life has taken me so far.

On some days, I smile to myself and thank the universe for all the bountiful blessings I've been bestowed upon.

Hehe sometimes it's just easier to focus on the good things in your life with your best friend by your side โค๏ธ

Omg I'm damn tired of talking about me….๐Ÿ˜‚

But that's about it la. I'm damn boring. I mean I could go on about more stuff but I don't want to be a drag (lol not saying that the rest of the intros by the other EPs are)

Btw can I just say that I looked through the thick stack of printouts from the photobooth and it feels DAMN SHIOK.

It's like. Unlimited crazy photobooth photos and we took like a hundred.

I love it.

I already plan to engage Dat Boothie again for my 30th birthday. EVERYONE LOVES PHOTOBOOTHS.

Everyone including my grandma. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ

#datboothie