A Weekend At Another Home

Daniel and I have started this new routine of going back to our own apartment on Friday nights and spending the weekend there.
It’s been tiring the first few times (because not used to the bed and we are glued to Netflix on our TV in the room) but I’ve grown to look forward to having these times alone, as adults.

I’m also always thanking the heavens that our house is literally 5 mins walk from East point and how eastpoint is so great πŸ˜…

I’m going to be cooking tonight so be prepared for some amazing food photos (LOL WTF) and maybe a recipe!

On the menu tonight

  • Bolognese Baked Rice
  • Calamari

I’m hungry already πŸ˜…

Lucky it’s lunch time! Today’s lunch choice is umisushi. I don’t like sushiz but Daniel does. He LOVES Jap food.

And burgers of course, as evidently as the burger he has on his t-shirt πŸ˜…

I chose umi over Pontian and Fishball Noodles! Man I must really love this dude.

My choice: Fish

I actually really like Fish and seafood as protein!

My favourite meat is Chicken, and like beef cooked western style and finally pork.

I’m very very picky about my pork because I cannot stand the porky smell that comes with Australian pork.

I dunno why the pigs eat cleaner things like grains but they smell so bad.

Indonesian pork on the other hand, pigs eat swill and taste clean πŸ˜…

I’ve moved WP to the first page of my apps list

That’s how serious I am about moving. I also actually really like this platform!

I know some of you are new to this, so I’ll definitely try to do up a guide on how to use it, chowster style πŸ˜…

It might not be like expert level, but it’s how I’ve been finding some of you!

Btw! Some new stuff in the house!

My dad handcarried this back for me because I COULDN’T RESIST!!!

I really like how having @ellenxxxo around makes me want to come home more πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

We are the weirdest toomies (tenant roomie) ever πŸ˜…

More fortune cats! I have a thing for fortune cats β™₯️

And a Gargoyle my friend brought back from Europe! It’s supposed to protect the house but my mum says it’s damn ugly πŸ˜…

Dinner time!

My Bolognese features the same ratio of carrot to mince cos I cannot tahan not eating enough veg in one meal πŸ˜…

Mince the onions and the carrots.

Looks like I’m slicing my fingers off but uh no. I really hate dicing carrots but they really taste damn good in Bolognese so I guaiguai just cut.

Really a lot of carrots!

In the meantime, while you’re dicing, instruct your husband to go and clean and cut the squid πŸ˜… For calamari.

Cut into small rings cos got more pieces so it feels like there’s more to eat!

And then start frying the onions!

While you’re waiting for the onions to soften, cook rice (lol anyone still uses the finger to measure water? Works leh? And cut your canned straw mushrooms worth a scissors cos you don’t wanna dirty your cutting board. πŸ˜…

I push my onions aside and then brown the mince first!

And then I mix them all up!

Adding in the carrots…I mean it when I say I eat alot of carrots πŸ˜… it’s a healthy dish!

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I usually use canned tomatoes instead of pasta sauce…but I forgot to buy it this time haha, so I stole some from the loomie @ellenxxxo πŸ™ˆ

Easy lah, open a jar, pour everything in and then stir. I also added a cube of chicken stock for extra oomph. I add chicken stock to everything.

It’s the modern day culinary miracle!

While the bolognese lays simmering, I prep the squid for frying.

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I put plain flour, salt, parsley leaves (so so important!) and chilli pepper into a leftover bag of flour. I had very little left, so I just mixed everything in the bag.

Otherwise, you can use a plastic bag, paper bag or bowl! Doesn’t matter.

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This recipe doesn’t have a batter so all you do is put the wet squid (must be wet so the flour will stick) into the flour mixture and shake!

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Obviously super easy. I agarate all the measurements of salt, chilli pepper and parsley flakes.

I usually test fry one piece first just to see if it’s salty enough.

Lol damn rachet got no sieve at my house so I use…a slotted spatula to let the oil drip.

Btw putting freshly fried stuff on kitchen towels makes it soggy πŸ˜…

So simple and so good la!

To finish off the baked rice, scoop out rice into 2 oven safe bowls or plates and put some olive oil uh because we like it πŸ˜…

And prevents too much sticking. Rice sticks. πŸ˜…

And then you layer on the meat sauce and cheese!

Put them into the oven

And voila! You’re done!

It’s really easier than it seems πŸ˜…

I woke up to an entire bunch of comments on WordPress and my heart broke.

Which is why I'm here to share a completely unpopular opinion.

Sorry Dayre, I won't miss you.

I'll miss the people and the stories and the things that made you so special,

But no I won't miss you.

And guess what? @blog, you don't deserve to have us.

Will I continue to post here if the petition works and Dayre is kept alive for…a year?

Maybe.

But it's definitely not for the square crop, the text limits or the fact that I'll have to change the dates to update an older post.

It's for the people, and the community and that's kind of the saddest part.

But Chow, Dayre gave you everything!

So many of you (who've become my friends + tenantroomie @ellenxxxo) messaged to tell me Dayre is closing down.

Almost as if you were breaking tragic news to someone fragile.

"Sorry, but your loved one is braindead"

I'm not sure what the intended reaction was supposed to be, but I definitely was shocked because I thought the management wouldn't be foolish enough to abandon a user base so fiercely loyal (and easily capitalizable)

But obviously, I was wrong.

To be able to frivolously, out of the blue, declare that

"Oh hey, you didn't give us enough money, so we're shutting this down. Bye!~"

We're putting our faith in the wrong God.

A lot of people think that because OBC was built on Dayre (built ON not built BY), I'd have a lot of attachment to this platform.

Also, because I have 9000 followers, I'd miss the fame (what fame LOL flame more like it).

But last night, when Daniel asked me if I was sad that something I've been using so often was going to cease to exist,

My answer was…no. And I'm happy that I'm not sad.

Let's Not Talk Business

By that, I mean let us PLEASE talk about business.

I don't know a lot about what's happening, I don't analyse financial reports and I don't look at stock prices.

All I know is, if a company cannot fork out 150k to save something with such a huge user database (that's active and LOYAL and profitable), then there's something seriously wrong with it.

Plus, the fact that they sold stickers to try to raise 150k?

And not let us know that their target is 150k?

πŸ™Œ <— we were asked to help reach a target we didn't even know exist.

But that aside, I'm happy people care about the community enough to start petitions.

?

But if you manage to pay for this year's maintainence fees, what about the year after?

What about server upgrades when the user base grows?

What about new features? Bug fixes? New manpower?

What?

It's like the boy who plugged his finger into a hole to save that damned dam.

In a fairytale, it works.

In our messed up reality, the dam comes crumbling down and drowns the boy.

I'm not going to deny that I'm saying it won't work (woo, double negatives),

I'm saying it won't work.

Or at least this outsider thinks it won't work.

Plus, I think the problem goes way beyond Dayre.

Oh, btw, have I also mentioned how long it'd take to even start up a subscription gateway going?

Way too much work for people who have already decided that they don't want to run this app any more.

(Btw, if you want to look at stock prices and financial analysis, look at @fitrikhamis ' post)

The people who mind don't matter and the people who matter don't mind

I'm pretty sure we'll be able to find each other (if we want to la!) somewhere else.

Whether on IG, on weblogit (lol), WordPress (which I'm on!), Facebook, Telegram, whatever other platforms!

And the people who love reading each other's posts enough will definitely be able to hunt you guys down.

It might not be as easy or as convenient as it used to be,

but love is never easy!

To the people who say we're just complaining about management…

Yes I'm complaining.

And seeing how it is already a lost cause (I actually encouraged the sticker sale previously!) I think it's…human for me to complain at this stage?

"Eh Chow, why don't you shut your trap and talk about how we can raise funds to save dayre? Put your marketing skills to good use, you see people like SGBB are going to pitch to investors etc leh, why you just sitting here whining"

Thing is, even if we raise the money, who knows if netccentric is going to take the money?

Omg skali we crowdfund (which I will contribute if there is an official statement from Nuffnang/Netccentric) and then it's a one sided love story and the money just sits there and the person who manages it is STRESSED AF.

And when I said get a rich guy to buy Dayre? That is if they pay enough for something like an unprofitable app that needs awhile to start monetizing.

Oh, and that is IF netccentric wants to sell Dayre.

Idk, don't you think the company would have tried already?

How do you buy something from someone who doesn't want to sell? (ok la I am just speculating I don't know how businesses work, maybe you can forceful takeover or whatever thing it is)

But at the moment, it feels a little too late for that if the deadline given is what…28 Feb?

Also, idk how come they cannot just leave the app up and let it die naturally. Why shut it down?

Aiya, but what do I know right?

I'm just one user…

If dayre stays, yay!

Thank you to all the people who've helped to keep it.

But if not, we got to move on too.

Btw, I really do like @charlottewangwang 's initiative which is to post every day until Feb 28 which I think I might do as well.

Stressful, but you know what, for old time's sake la!

I've started writing on WordPress, as have quite a few others and I'm happy to see that we are making it work πŸ™‚

Instead of hashtags, wordpress searching posts for keywords so if you'd like to # something you still can.

And if you're looking for dayreans, just search Dayre on your reader and you'll find some who've just moved over!

True to our old homely souls, we stayed in the entire day today and felt super happy.

Only time we went out was to buy ingredients for dinner haha.

The toomie (tenant roomie) came back today and we had dinner together and started talking about Dayre.

Seems like with SGBB, our chances of finding a rich guy to buy over Dayre might truly be coming true.

Hopefully it's new owner (if it exists) deserves this loyal pool of users! β™₯️

I’m back here…hopefully for good!

So…

I’m back because my stint at microblogging (see post below) has some sort of fizzled out…with a huge dose of disappointment?

πŸ˜…

I’ve been pouring my life out in this platform called Dayre that has become the centre of my social universe the past year and a half, but now…

Dayre is dead

Or at least that’s what the founders have said…so, as an attempt to get my social media life back together, I’m back to where it feels the safest.

Currently, I’m nestled up in bed, surrounded by my two new blanket buys and my new bedsheets.

In case you’re wondering, which I know some of you will be, I WASHED THEM.

How did they dry so fast?

Cos I used the Air Wash function on my high tech washing machine haha. But the blankets smelt a little stale so I dropped a few drops of ylang-ylang and lavender on a small hankie and threw them in the machine too. πŸ˜…

I’m obsessed with essential oils la! And I want to share a post but I’m not an expert yet, so that will have to wait.

I’m going to just put this out there and say that I’m not terribly sad about what happened to Dayre

Yes, I’ll miss the people and the stories, but no, I won’t miss the platform. Why?

Because tbh it has been a shit platform from the very get go. I always thought the limitation on text??? And forcing you to have captions after every picture was retarded.

More or less, I feel like we love Dayre because we got used to Dayre. We could have built the same community on any other platform. We make Dayre special. Dayre doesn’t make us special.

I also didn’t really like the editor’s pick function because it was basically dayre’s plan to “groom” their own influencers so they could add them to their network.

It also promoted this sense of superiority for some, who were picked. And made others who didn’t get picked, wonder if they weren’t interesting enough.

Aiya, I just thought it complicated things.

I know this is an extremely unpopular opinion, but there. I’ve said it.

For now, I’m really looking forward to seeing how we can use wordpress to regroup the community, which is one of the biggest things Dayre has given me.

But tbh, we are a community that Dayre doesn’t deserve.

#dayre

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! πŸ˜… (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 β™₯️

Can some rich person buy over Dayre? πŸ˜…

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 πŸ˜…

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. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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. πŸ˜…

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? πŸ˜…

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 πŸ˜… unless you let them.

Woop! 🍊🍊

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! πŸ˜…

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 πŸ˜…

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. 😊

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 😐) 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.

😊

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 πŸ˜…

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.

πŸ˜…

It was hilarious. An old uncle even asked if I was ok and needed to go to the clinic 😐

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 πŸ˜…

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

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

πŸ˜…

My only peeve is that they came with this weird brand πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… 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 β™₯️

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 πŸ˜… 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 πŸ˜… 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 πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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 πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Hehe also quite pleased with how the boxes turned out!

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

But they seem popular enough!

Hey guys!

I'm back from our 2 day, 9 hour flea and I'm a little zombified cos we went straight back to work.

My sleep has been so disrupted during the weekends cos the bedsheets/bed in our new home is dusty from the days of moving etc so my sensitive eyes and nose cannot stop running and itching.

I've eaten more antihistamines this weekend than in the past month! I pop 5 before I sleep and another 3 before I wake up 😭

I started with just 2 but then it didn't work at all 😡

Btw! I'd also just like to say that…

My shopee account is back!

So there were some dingdongs and now I have my account back πŸ˜…

I think some girls didn't manage to complete the bank transfer so some of the facial cleanser slots are still open (last time I checked there were 3)

So you can go check it out if you are interested!

I've been thinking of sharing and coming up with one item I find each month.

Things I truly loved and found super useful, like the pyjamas last month and the facial cleanser this month!

Could be fun to do since I spend my free time trying out loads of stuff haha. I personally find it super satisfying to find things that work and are also pretty affordable. πŸ˜…

In other news…

The first batch of strapless babies came in yesterday and they are drop dead gorgeous?

The blue turned out even better than I expected and the matching detachable shoulder straps we had dyed add a perfect match. 😭

The bralette looks huge before you put them on, but once they are on, they provide the best coverage and support.

We also dyed the anti slip at the top band to match so the whole piece just looks amazing 😭

The Anniversary Strapless Bralette

I am seriously so in love with this, it's so well made and it fits so well (even lightly padded with a consistent one piece padding instead of removable ones) and is so sturdy, and well made.

I gave the team that made this a tiny bonus because, it is seriously, so much effort. You have your usual cool lycra lining and a peekaboo top and a ruffled band trimming.

I've been wearing the old yellow one I got from when we started testing the samples and prototypes.

And I'm still reaching out for them πŸ˜… it's either that or the cutlets which I β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ so much too.

Aiya I'm just in love. It's been a pretty great 2018 for us so far and I'm just counting all my blessings.

They also come with matching detachable straps (wait, did I say that already) so they are more versatile.

As the name states, this is called the anniversary bralette because….we're celebrating our first anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with our first strapless right!

So these are available in blue and yellow. Yellow cos it's our brand colour! And we've never had a yellow one before. πŸ˜…

But! The nude/maroon paring is already in the making and so is classic black. β™₯️

Here's one with the shoulder straps!

The thing is, when the first sample was made, I was shocked at how huge the bralette looked when I saw it.

But when I put it on it actually fits well and it fits great. Coverage, and it looks good too.

And then I realise that small sized things look aesthetically more pleasing…like baby clothes, and why when you do flatlays you choose XS instead of XL.

Maybe that's why strapless bralettes/cropped tops always look so small.

They also end up providing not enough support and coverage πŸ˜…

Specially had these anti slip bands put in and we use only the best so they don't shrivel up and curl into dried up scalloped wings πŸ˜…

Btw these anti slip bands really help! For the anniversary bralette, it holds up well even without the band, but with the anti slip it doesn't even budge or move.

The only gripe is that we chose a lace that isn't super stretchy (for better hold) so it's a little bit less flexible and easier to pull over the shoulders. But still ok!

The ruffles get to me every time haha. I love it.

We were discussing whether to add the ruffles cos it might be a little oestentatious. But I was like…it's our anniversary leh!!! Must be SHEEBABOOM

LOLZER

I also love how the padding and lining forms a little sweetheart design and then there's a lace on top of it!

Perfect for layering under the low cut outfits as well (tho I generally like it low cut hehe)

Aiya πŸ˜‘ I just love it.

The back is completely unlined and sheer, so it doesn't get so warm (I'm really not used to padding it makes me feel so warm!)

The same ruffles can be seen on the back and it goes all the way round the bralette!

Bottom band isn't elasticised and is slightly looser so you don't feel so uncomfortable but because of the anti slip and the top band, the bralette feels secure and sturdy.

We have really limited quantities of this because we rushed out the first batch for cny (😭) so I will most probably have to give the first dibs to the girls in our #obchicks group.

But don't worry! We've already secured ample stock for the lace and will be producing this in more colours so it will definitely be available online as a staple!

Will share purchase details soon! So do stay tuned!

Just took some product photos and…this piece is really, a total, babe. β™₯️

*whispers*

I'm opening a spree again πŸ˜‚

Daniel says my backside is very itchy cos the last pyjama spree went a little above the amount I wanted to take in πŸ˜‚

But because I want to get a few sets of the BB facial cleanser for my girlfriends as gifts, I thought I'd open a spree la.

Sensitive air shipping for products with batteries is quite expensive so I thought I would just take in a few more orders to spread out the shipping πŸ˜‚

I was just talking to @gilliansng about lightening acne scars the other day cos I was so so so frustrated that the spots on my left cheek have been there for like the longest time. 😭

There was a period of time that I kept getting cystic acne on the cheek and it just NEVER GOT BETTER. I even spoke to @sweetpea for help and religiously used Tea Tree Oil to calm those cystics down but they kept coming back.

Plus, I kept getting pimples on my right cheek but they recovered damn quickly and the scars would just go off by themselves.

But the left cheek.

Dear god.

The scars just wouldn't go away 😭

This was taken during October last year and…can you see the horrific brown dot on my cheek?

It was really just very very dark and very big.

I was sad. Even my usual holy grail of bio oil every night didn't work 😭

Not even one bit.

Omg nice lashes,

But wah, look at that scar.

By this time it wasn't even pimples anymore. It was just scarring badly. 😭

I'm not naked ok, I'm just wearing an off shoulder haha.

This photo….depresses me.

Btw, I wanna say that I KNOW that I am still beautiful with or without the scars on my face,

I just didn't like it there cos I feel like I didn't take care of my skin cos when I have cystic acne, I'd squeeze and scratch and try to get all the gunk out and I think that was how my skin got so damaged and the scars got so dark and long lasting.

I'd legit try to break my skin to get the gunk out of the raised bump of acne πŸ˜‘

Scrolling through my camera feed, I've also realised how the amount of selfies I took lessened because I was so upset with the brown splotches turning up and making me sad.

I legit didn't have any selfies between Dec to Jan (except my wedding ones) cos even with my amateur make up and concealer, the brown shadows still showed.

DESPITE MAKE UP AND THE BEAUTY FILTER. Wts πŸ˜‘

Even with professional make up, you could still see the little bit of shadowing on my left cheek.

πŸ˜‚

I thought, this is it la. The brown spots and me are gonna be friends forever.

But this is how they look like today!

No filter, no beauty mode, no make up and uh I took this when I just woke up.

They are still there for sure, but I think they are lightening up quite well? Idk la.

Btw because I am so cheapo and refused to spend money on any products (also cos idk where to start πŸ˜‘ so many scientific stuff to read up on!)

So I just stuck to my usual bio oil. For a period of time I gave up on it cos…it didn't work.

The only thing I changed was adding the facial cleanser to my routine.

I think maybe it helped to exfoliate the surface skin cells or whatever. Or may the scar was made darker cos I never wash my face clean enough (LOL)

But, on the first day I used it, I already told Adele and Daniel that I felt like my skin was instantly brighter and like the scars were lighter la.

Maybe placebo effect. But who knows!

I just wanna say that I really tested this for damn long before doing a thorough review but I really love this darn machine.

I've been reading a lot about the iuiga ones! That are quite popular here on #dayrebeauty also, but apparently that one vibrates 8k times a minute and the blingbelle vibrates 120k times a minute πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Idk how true la. But just nice I used this and it works so I'll stick to it!

Anyway if you wanna get one, I put it up on Shopee! Under my account also la πŸ˜‚

I'm getting some for my friends and helping a few others to buy so why not lor.

It's really quite good la. I haven't charged since I got it and I've been using it 2-3 times daily (and Daniel also uses it) so I'm really quite impressed.

Haha, even got the toothbrush wts.

Lol you girls are darn fast!

Just opened the spree and already got notifications from shopee πŸ˜‚ I don't really like using shopee very much as a merchant (I still shop on it alot) but it's convenient so….πŸ˜‚

Hehe I just used it to wash my face cos I'm headed to OHVOLA to do a restock (lol go to town must wash face πŸ˜‚) and I wanted to take a video of how I use it but uh I'm damn clumsy and rushing for time so I didn't!

But here's how it looks like from real photos taken by me la! There's a furry top portion and a dashed raised bump bottom portion for massaging.

I don't really use the massage portion cos I'm very chop chop curry pok when I bathe but sometimes when my eyes are damn itchy I use it

Just lightly put on my eyes and let it vibrate for like 5 seconds. Lol.

DK if it helps but you know what, it makes me feel better πŸ˜‚

My skin feels much cleaner and smoother (legit got difference) after washing.

The difference is so huge that once I left the cleanser at my new house and forgot to bring it make to my maiden home and I got damn sad.

I drove back in the middle of the night just to get it. πŸ˜‘

I tried to tahan one day but then I couldn't stand it anymore.

Phew, just back from restocking at OHVOLA and came back with 2 gorgeous pieces????

Thank you la @smudgesticks and OHVOLA. So sweet to boring ol chow πŸ˜‚ I didn't even put on make up to go to town cos…..#notime

Discount code

@sillyblurme found a discount code for shopee if you're joining the spree for the facial cleansers. It's 2018trend and 20% off I think! Capped at $5!

Idk if you'll be able to cancel your orders and place them again, but you can try! Sorry for the late information 😭

Btw! I wanted to add that I did notice that after 1 week of using I had 2-3 tiny little bumps on my LEFT CHEEK (again omg wtf) which might be what someone mentioned as a detox cos the cleaning is so intense.

But the pimples all damn manageable not the cystic kind and went away in 1-2 days.

Idk if it will happen for you, so please don't think it's some super tool or something cos I am not a skincare pro! It just works for me la! And some others who've bought it when I shared the link πŸ™‚

OHVOLA

I'm damn efficient! I picked up Joey's parcel just now and I came home to try and take pictures already!

Btw, OHVOLA is very nice to give me clothes to wear, but these opinions are my own hor! #sponsored

Firstly, the last time I chose stuff for myself from the website…I couldn't fit 2 out of the 3 pieces πŸ˜‚

Ok I could fit 2 la but one was like so weird looking maybe cos it was designed for smaller ladies.

I kept one! Which I will share here also!

But Joey obv knows me well.

Cos this time she picked 2 for me and both fit and look gr8.

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Thanks love, you know my body better than I know myself πŸ˜‚

The Sherbet Fleur Backless Playsuit
$64.90

This is the first one Joey picked for me cos it's backless and I've been wearing so many backless stuff ever since the cutlets!

Can I just be very very very honest that the reason I'm saying yes to this sponsored outfits is because I'm working with OHVOLA professionally and OBC's stuff are there on their racks hehe.

But that aside, I also wanted to show that PPGs can buy from local blogshops also.

The last time I purchased from a local brand (blogshop grown) was Love Bonito for my brother's wedding cos I needed a dress last minute.

I splurged on 2 and never wore them again cos they were an XL size but I think I needed an XXL but I squeezed myself inside.

Almost exploded, looked fabulous that night then never wore the dresses again.

I've tried clothes from other brands but they never fit me well and the first try with OHVOLA was disappointing also.

I really felt sad trying on.

Cos I felt like I was so ugly in the clothes. And I couldn't fit.

But with these that Joey picked for me, I'm happier!

(Tbh I wouldn't pay $60 for this on a normal day, but if I needed a nice fancy dress for an event and I couldn't Taobao, then yes. I would buy it. Especially after I tried it πŸ˜…)

Hehehehe I like it.

I never pulled off high collared outfits cos my boobs are big and the excess fabric always makes me look like a toad that sucked in too much air.

But this one is actually really flattering!

The size and length and everything fits well and the fabric is firm and sturdy. Confirm not like the Taobao rompers I love but know is of shit quality πŸ˜…

Just look at those sleeves? And the perfect length for the shorts?

And the open back?

Thank you heavens for giving me the chicken cutlet bralette so I can wear these outfits.

Ok you know what? If I tried this on in store, I would actually pay for it.

It's really……….berry gorgeous? Idk. I have owned such open backed dresses before but they've never been this flattering.

They usually make my back look damn huge cos it's exposed and then the front look damn poofy. But this one doesn't!

I am already thinking of an excuse to wear this πŸ˜…

$64.90 is really one of the pricier pieces they have in store. I think I will think about it for 5 days then buy it πŸ˜…

Btw can you see that I left the tag on? Cos I was scared I wouldn't like it then I would return it.

Don't waste ma!

Check out how huge the sleeves are πŸ˜…

I love doing these sleeved shots cos they are so fun! I love big sleeves.

I feel like I can hide a bun inside and nobody will know. Emergency food!

Btw this is my favourite piece out of the 3 I received!

Olivia Ruffles Off Shoulder Dress
$39.90

Second piece Joey picked out for me! It's super cute and flowery and the price is easier on the stomach this time round haha.

I like the little ruffles at the hem and off shoulder la. Joey knows my style cos she reads all my Taobao hauls πŸ˜…

I'm not a model la, but this piece is surprisingly so fun to wear!

I'm thinking of whether to wear this to the flea this weekend haha. I need to dress up for fleas cos I think if I saw myself barefaced, I also wouldn't wanna buy anything from myself πŸ˜…

Close ups!

Haha it's wrinkly cos I didn't iron it πŸ˜… but the material is not bad!

High stretch too so it doesn't feel like imma explode πŸ˜…

Ok last photo of myself in this dress πŸ˜…

Hehe what the why are all these pieces so flattering?

I like it!

Malone Drop Hem Dress
$36.00

This was the dress I eyed the first time Joey told me to take a pick πŸ˜…

I'm still attracted to midi drop hem dresses la! And this one looks so yum!

It's actually a little like denim material and I like the little detailing at the hem that's different from the usual!

I've worn this about 7, 8 times since I got this!

Even wore it to the previous flea πŸ˜… the material is thick and sturdy with a slight stretch.

I don't like how it changes colour when wet (most fabrics darken when wet and this one also!) Cos I sweat alot at fleas and uh it's obvious πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

But cos the material is thicker it does make it harder to show sweat stains la.

So I approve.

Wts. I'm judging a dress by how sweat proof it is 😡

Newsflash!

Ran out of slots for this yesterday, but I've opened a few more slots today.

These will be the last slots ok! No more then need to wait for a long time already haha. So please if you want it, go get it from shopee (my username is braintango) with the code 2018TREND!

Some girls commented on their experience with it below in the comments and so far it's been great! You can ask them about skin type if you want to! 😍

Back to ohvola….

It has a crossback design with adjustable shoulder straps!

I still find that the cutting is a little high in terms of neckline (I prefer something with lower neckline probably because I have a very long collar area πŸ˜…)

But it's comfy enough to wear! I wore it with the OBC cutlets la cos lazy to find a matching bralette. The Strappy bralettes go very well with the V necklines!

Closeup!

Hehe. I quite how the cross back makes the front look a little more halter like!

Hehe my fav part of this which is the hem!

It has a rugged kind of look which makes it look less feminine, more edgey.

Which is rare for this kind of drop waist hem dresses! Plus the denim like material really makes this look more masculine and edgey.

I tend to wear it for work when I need to move a lot cos midi length gives me a lot of freedom when I squat or whatever.

Wore it to restock at OHVOLA yesterday hehe.

Btw! You can score a $5 voucher for OHVOLA if you post a review or any try ons here on Dayre! Just gotta screenshot and send them an email and you'll receive a voucher!

So awesome right? Hehe. I would totally do it cos I wanna save money 😍

Spree updates!

Last I checked, the slots for the BB cleanser spree are full, but sometimes some girls will not complete their bank transfer and there will be some extra stock released so you can keep a lookout!

Uh, but idk why shopee has decided to limit/suspend my account (maybe cos some cancelled to use the discount code πŸ˜…) but I'm sorting stuff out with them now!

Will keep you girls updated!

Woopsies,

I didn't get to finish my previous post and then I miss the inertia to write…

Then we all know what happened because…I left it just hanging…?

I got a new Mac a few months (?) back and even though it was the completely wrong model and make (haha I wanted something else but mistook the model number when I ordered)

I am quite happy with how it's performing so far.

That says alot cos I'm usually a snob when it comes to computer performance. Then again, I judge only by how well it runs with all my Adobe apps and video editors open at once.

But yes, it's a pretty good machine.

And as far as laptops go, I still think Apple makes the best.

Headband Obsession Relapse

I'm trying to sum up my absence into points so the mundane sounds more interesting.

But after typing out the headline, I yawned at how boring I am.

Talking bout headbands πŸ˜‚

But really, I'm obsessed with this knotted faux scarf headband recently.

It's totes comfy, makes my head long longer, and sometimes makes me look like an aunty that just stepped out from a hot steam bath.

And I am totally digging that look!

I currently have it in 5 colours, and the red in 2 different textures (oh god) and I have another 7 more on the way. 😐 #donttellmyhusband

But yes, it's my latest headwear obsession.

This one I've had since I was 4!

Bought in Chiang Mai haha. My mum started my hair and obsession and at my peak I had 263 headbands.

Then I did a decluttering and gave them all away.

Some to cousins, some to friends and some to the trash.

So sad! Now I'm building my empire from the ground d up again πŸ˜‚

Living In 2 Homes

Daniel and I have learnt to live out of this blue IKEA bag.

We stay at my mum's place on weekdays (cos nearer to work) and move home on weekends for a little quiet.

And this IKEA bag holds the belongings we bring to and fro from both homes.

Some people think it's super tiring to have to live in 2 places. And sometimes it really is.

But I like to think that we are lucky enough to be able to find a home in 2 separate houses.

And also,

It's not very tiring la! We've gotten used to the ritual so now I know what I need to bring along (like my hair dryer, blingbelle facial cleanser and toothbrush!!!).

πŸ˜‚

Once I left my facial cleanser at my weekend home and had to drive back to take it cos I cannot tahan my face feels very not clean without it πŸ˜‚

This also leads me to the next point…

Tenant Talks

If you guys don't already know, the wonderful @ellenxxxo and I now live in the same home πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

And it's been a wonderful 1 month, and I think we might be the only people who look forward to seeing each other at home πŸ˜‚

But anyway, this woman gifted me her signature Dr Tung's floss after hearing that….

I don't floss πŸ˜‚

Ya. I don't floss. I am damn gross.

But anyway, ya, now I am flossing very diligently every night ok!

If you want to be convinced to floss, simply purchase the Dr Tung's floss, then proceed to brush your teeth as well as you can, and then floss.

The night I wanted to debunk flossing, I flossed out a piece of seaweed from behind my molars, after thorough brushing.

#nuffsaid

Ok Ellen, you win.

I will floss πŸ˜‚

Kids

This little dude can walk now! 😐

It was only a few days back that he started wobbling, a max of 3 steps at a go.

And now this monkey is walking around steadily, chasing and playing peekaboo with people.

Seriously? He learns so fast!

Seriously so difficult to get a clear photo of him cos he's always moving! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

But the most obvious way to see time pass is to watch a kid every day.

Even though you're always looking, you still find that some how, some way, time has slipped away. And they are so much different from the way they were yesterday.

Sigh, PPM don't grow up so quickly!

Wearing Red

I've been wearing so much red recently! (Even tho it's on the inside)

It makes me feel a little happier. πŸ˜‚

Daniel's fav colour has always been red, and mine has always been navy. So the new CNY bralettes are really right up his alley.

I'm wearing a new bralette for the next CNY launch and I gotta say…it's crazy comfy! And gorgeous lace too.

But actually, I'm quite thankful for CNY that somehow makes us want to wear brighter colours.

I've always gravitated toward darker clothes because of the slimming effects, but recently I've found my cart full of bright colours.

And I quite like it!

It seems Dayre likes CNY too. Lots of florals and bright colours everywhere!

Tarts and Goodies

Have I mentioned that my mum makes some of the BEST pineapple tarts I've ever tasted?

The only ones that have ever come close are @jellyluck 's pineapple tarts that come from a contact.

But other than that, nope. Nothing has come close to my mum's tarts.

I've been eating these tarts since I was in Primary school (that's 15 years!) and every year, I still look forward to eating them.

They are such a special treat, because she only makes them once a year (so tiring lah!) And every year, they taste the same, and they taste so darn good!

Daniel has been eating them since Secondary school cos my mum used to make them for my friends.

I am convinced he married me so he can eat this every year and so he can steal the secret recipe haha.

He used to finish one entire bottle on the car ride home and then would keep the other bottle in his room so no one else could eat it πŸ˜‚

That was how good these little balls of goodies were!

She usually makes them with the jam on top of a flat pastry, but she knows I LOVE THEM BALL SHAPED

So every year, I get 2 boxes of these limited edition tarts.

@mrschow_yiiyin gets them too!

My dear friend @chingzx has also been fattening me (and my family!) up with her CNY goodies.

We first tried them last year, but loved them so much I couldn't wait for this year to come around.

Not pictured are her Florentine Nut and Seed crisps that my brother and aunt love so much I've ordered 8 boxes already!

I've also ordered the favour boxes (pictured) for my relatives because…you know…adulting πŸ˜‚

Last year, I was addicted to her salted egg cookies (so small and so yum???) I ate probably a hundred of them.

The sesame seeds really help in making the cookies more fragrant and crispy! 😭😭

This year tho, I'm ridiculously addicted to the cheese cookies that are kiamkiam but also pangpang?

You know when the hokkien say it's kiampang? Like salty and fragrant. WAHHHHH damn shiok sia.

Daniel and I wiped it clean. Just cannot stop eating.

She's selling them this year so if you're interested please go over to her Dayre to check out prices!

My fav Florentine crisps are $15 for a box of 28 pcs and the salted egg cookies are $18 for a box of 52 pieces! Favour box $25!

I was gifted some because I am a friend but the reviews are my own! I've also proceeded to order like 8 boxes of Florentine crisps, 2 cheese cookies and 4 favour boxes so uh…I paid ok!

Another place I will be fulfilling my CNY snack cravings from will definitely be @thankgodforpink / My Sister Bakes????

After reading at @tieponytail 's post bout their new cookies, I cannot tahan I need to order the garlic one haha.

I'm a huge sucker for weird flavours and savoury cookies so I think I will definitely like this!

Plus I ordered from Esther during Xmas and I loved everything so much. 😭 Especially the dark chocolate cherry cookies and the brownie which I microwaved.

I stopped Daniel from bringing out the brownies to share cos I wanted them all for myself πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that's how much I loved it. πŸ˜‚

Daniel also LOVES Esther's lemon tarts (she dropped them off once as a small gift when she came to collect bralettes)

And he's been asking for them almost weekly since.

Everytime I talk about Esther or Hilary or MSB, he will be like, IS IT LEMON TARTS?

😐

So I will be ordering them for him too!! Yay!

Thank you Esther for making the best lemon tarts ever. Daniel is damn picky with his sweets. So you have his vote!

Ok don't talk so much, I go and cart out first. πŸ˜‚

4 years ago…

Just found an old photo of us on Facebook and good lord!

How young and different we look lah!

Daniel looks super cute haha. I have forgotten how cute he used to look.

Or is it just me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

We've just put up our first CNY collection on ourbraletteclub.com! 🍊🍊

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 😊

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 ???? 😍

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 😊

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? πŸ˜‚

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 πŸ˜‚

As you know by now, I'm not a huge fan of the dayre stickers (πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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? πŸ˜‚ 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 πŸ˜‚ 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! πŸ˜‚

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!

Hello peeps!

I think I really felt the shopaholic reality sink in when I opened my most recent #taobao parcel cos…um. It's truly excessive and I half regret everything I bought even though most of them are gorgeous, cos…

I didn't stick to my midi length rule and I'm hesitant about showing my legs (lol insecure).

But we all have those days…so let me share what I bought! πŸ˜‰

P.S purposely waited past midnight to start this post so I (hopefully) won't have to turn back time.

I've also recently purchased a new camera,so I thought I'd play with it and take some nicer (?) photos.

And also, to @mytypeofrunaway (who recommended the camera), can I just say that I trust you implicitly when it comes to cameras and photos and lighting and basically, just life (you are always so wise and give the best advice)

This is for you! For all the times you've told me I am beautiful, when I felt less than. And for the times you've told me I look gr8 in front of the lens. β™₯️

Update: This is gonna be a long ass post πŸ˜‚

Mustard Ruffle Midi Dress

This mustard dress!

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0Krex4 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯gObB0OhZCP4οΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

As usual, defying the Korean look by abandoning the inner piece and wearing the outer piece as is.

I am sometimes super thankful for the Korean baggy outer spaghetti top layered look cos since the outer layer is made to look baggy,

It fits my bigger frame well. πŸ˜‚ It's the only way I fit into clothes mass produced for the general petite frame.

This piece tho, I give an 8/10

Not too bad, and soft! But the top ruffles are a little oldish looking?

Not sure…

The colour tho! I like 😍

Mauve Floral Off-shoulder Romper 🐊 (sold!)

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0KvdwF 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯

I bought a ton of pieces from this shop, and I'll denote them with a 🐊 ok! The pieces are generally shit quality but cheap πŸ˜‚

However, they look decent when worn.

So it's those kind of, buy already look chio but 2 months later you gotta throw away kind.

I dk why I'm in love with off shoulders (omg I have like 100000 in this parcel) but this one and the flare sleeved caught my attention!

Ok la, like I said, the material is those type of shit cheap material (lol) but it somehow looks super nice when worn.

I wear XL and it is slightly snug at the bottoms, and across the torso + arms.

Thinking of letting this go, so if anyone is interested, do comment and I'll list this up on my shopee!

The rust colour tho!β™₯️

Close up on the florals + bell sleeves!

I rate this a 6/10 LOL cos I'm abit too bahbah to fit into it. And the material is like….3/10

But value for money? 100% la I think this was barely $10 πŸ˜‚ before shipping.

White Off-shoulder Floral Dress 🐊

I dunno what made me buy this, but I think it might have something to do with the affordable price? πŸ˜‚

Not really my style, but again, this shop makes magic with shitty material.

With the sash it's fab but without it looks like shite. So I am deathly afraid of losing the sash now πŸ˜‚

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0KylQb 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯QqI90OhgETuοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

Not too shabby right?

Abit sheer so you can see my bright yellow strapless bralette (from OBC, launching soon) that I LOVE.

Wtf I feel like the only way I could find comfy lingerie is to make and design them myself. I've searched all my life for a good comfy strapless and never found it. Until this yellow one we made.

Seriously, multiple times today I checked to see if my bralette had fallen cos it felt like nothing was there. But the bralette was still there? πŸ˜‚

Ok back to the dress, like I mentioned, it's gorg with the sash at the waist. But without I just look 100 months pregnant with a giant food baby.

If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll list it.

Btw this is a tad short for me after adding the waist sash and I'm 1.70 πŸ˜‚

The exposed rubber band at the cut out is ??? But idk why this shop just makes all the ??? look πŸ’― πŸ’―πŸ’― and you end up being 😍😍😍

Lol I even told Daniel this piece was nice just now. Except it's short.

And idk why it makes me look very poofy. Maybe it's because…I'm a poofy person?

Black Off-shoulder Romper 🐊

If I could have a dollar for every off-shoulder item I bought this time round, I'd make back my shipping πŸ˜‚

But ya, another off shoulder piece and another short piece even tho I said I wanted to stay away from short stuff??

When I'm shopping I just become another person ok.

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0qZ3Fn 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯Eozf0OhSzycοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

Verdict?

I like it! Ok…I more than like it la πŸ˜‚

I give this a 9/10 (minus 1 point for the still shit material)

But it's gorgeous leh!

I always think that off shoulders with a detachable sleeve (not part of the main body piece) always looks nicer and is more practical.

Downside is that my arms damn bahbah so it's always abit tight for me. Welp.

Yellow Wrap Skorts 🐊

Spot the Chanel hanger πŸ˜‚

Anyway, this is a fake wrap dress hehe. But then can you tell I cannot resist anything with the fancy sleeves?

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0JcKQe 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯MssP0OSs55TοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

Haha, the yellow and yellow combi between my bralette and this romper is just β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Literally walking on sunshine.

The romper is slightly loose on me! So the neckline is a little wide and low but I like it!

Trying to show you the sleeves but failed at the focus.

But it's such a cute and happy piece πŸ˜‚

I realised I can't bring myself to buy loads of red stuff for cny so I'll just buy all the bright coloured shizzle β˜€οΈπŸ˜

Without the waist sash it doesn't look as nice.

Maybe cos it wasn't fitted enough, so the sash helps to define the waist.

Botanical Romper 🐊

One of my fav pieces from this haul!

It feels like crepe paper but so flattering when worn 😍 I kenot.

Just a note that all the photos were taken under very bright lights and even tho the material seems very thin, it's actually quite opaque.

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0JyUF8 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯SyMj0O7rnVgοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

Legit one of my fav pieces. So nice lah!

I have also realised that when I wear stuff that reveals my shoulders, I need to let down my hair. If not I feel very ~exposed~

But spaghetti straps are ok? #girllogic = #nologic

Love this piece btw.

LOVE

~~~~~ I am beautifooollll no matter what you sayyyyyyyy ~~~~~~

Seriously in my own world.

I give this 9.8/10

Minus 0.2 because of the weird shitty fabric but still turns out looking nice on the body?

Weird.

Buttoned Fish Tail Floral Skirt 🐊

High hopes for this skirt ah! Haha it looks really soft in the photo and I imagined it to be another material but it's the same weird material as the rest haha.

The buttons on this are fully functional and can be unbuttoned till it opens up fully like a butterflied chicken cutlet.

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0rothl 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯itHJ0OiOyYsοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

It's abit unforgiving ah haha cos the material is soft so it creases easily.

Can u see my belly lines.

Also, I paired it with an off shoulder I got from my haul so the colours very uh unique.

Daniel said…"wow, the colour pairing…very interesting ah" 😐

Say hello to my butt.

It's actually quite tight fitting but the buttons are stretchy so you don't have obvious stretch lines. Like the buttons gonna pop like that.

The bottom of the skirt has no buttons so there's sort of a slit at the fish tail portion!

Bell Sleeved Top 🐊

I don't particularly fancy tops with that stretchy stretchy material cos I always feel that they look very cheap πŸ˜‚

But wait a minute. This top IS CHEAP.

So ok, I don't mind. Plus the bell sleeves negate the fact that there are scrunchiness all around.

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0IC5Fw 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯YIB50O82IjbοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

Lol I lazy to match the top so I just wore it over the romper πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #lazyass

But hey! The colour not bad hor

2 tiered bell sleeves for $10?

Ok la take my money bah

Showing you the bell πŸ””

Another Off-shoulder top 🐊

Is it got obsession with off shoulder? And funny sleeves?

I think yes.

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0H5ulb 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯n6n20OjIIemοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

I almost got this in yellow (again omg) but instead got it in this burnt orange shade which is gorg!

I like it! It's more forgiving than the red one I posted previously cos this one has flutters at the tummy and is loose fitting.

I got it in 2 colours, orange and blue.

πŸ˜‚

I think I went a little overboard.

The sleeves tho.

I cannot decide if they look fab or they just look like the Michelin man.

Crochet Lace Dress 🐊 (sold!)

Omg I had so many takers for this dress when I said I couldn't fit.

So now's the time to take it off my hands hahah.

The material is not fantastic (but for that price lol it's damn good alr) but stretchy!

I was afraid the inner slip wasn't stretchy but it is.

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0Hmddi 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯7QmX0OQZtnJοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

So it turns out that I fit!

But I still don't like it very much πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

Cos the bodice is a little too short for me (it's meant for more petite girls) and I'm not used to wearing high necked stuff.

It is, very gorgeous tho!

The lace at the front is 😍

I want to love you, but you don't love me back 😐

So please hit me up on Telegram if you'd like to take this off my hands! Going for $14 inclsv of normal mail!

I also have this in cream 😐

Update! Both are sold!

Botanical Camisole 🐊

I had to control myself when getting this cos…I have the romper in the same print in black…

So I got this in white instead! πŸ˜‰

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0FYoAP 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯OZ2a0OlWQSIοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

Sorry worst photo ever. Hahahahah I was getting tired towards the end #lazy.

But this top is ok! Not bad lor. Like not bad not good, I have a lot of this emotions during this haul πŸ˜‚

The prints are nice! The cutting is a little weird tho! And their inner lining for the top stops mid bust which is just ?????????????

What were you thinking? πŸ˜‚

Off-shoulder dress 🐊

One of my fav buys this time round as well! πŸ˜…

My mum says I'm very into this kind of loose loose dresses recently. Well….it's comfy what!

http://www.dwntme.com/h.Z0FFSja 点击链ζŽ₯οΌŒε†ι€‰ζ‹©ζ΅θ§ˆε™¨ζ‰“εΌ€οΌ›ζˆ–ε€εˆΆθΏ™ζ‘δΏ‘ζ―οΏ₯eHue0OOYdmGοΏ₯εŽζ‰“εΌ€πŸ‘‰ζ‰‹ζ·˜πŸ‘ˆ

I got this in 2 colours and I already wore this πŸ˜…

It's abit short so I consider it as a top for me πŸ˜‚ but if you're more petite it will be perfect as a tiny oversized dress. You know…that style?

But hor cos the elastic Criss cross.

Sometimes your flesh will be revealed, I even took a photo of the hole that appears πŸ˜…

When the top rides up your shoulders, the hole appears also.

Maybe that means….I'm too big for the dress? 😐

Also got it in blinding yellow.

Good for my husband to find me in a crowded mall!

Hehe. I love this top/dress thingy

I also got a few more non clothes items from this haul and I thought I'd just share them all!

Btw RMB I bought the blingbelle facial cleanser? Haha I really loved it so much, so I bought the tooth brush as well πŸ˜…

Blingbelle Sillicon Toothbrush

This baby has been really good to me! I've been looking forward to washing and scrubbing my face recent hahaha and now I look forward to brushing too!

It feels very different from a regular toothbrush and instead of brushing you feel like your teeth are being uh wiped haha. Got the squeak squeak squeak kind of sound.

And I've been feeling like my teeth are very clean!

Close up on the bristles!

I always have a phobia of mould growing on my toothbrush haha cos it's so damp and full of bacteria.

And once upon a time Daniel changed his toothbrush so regularly cos he had tonsillitis very often.

So this is anti bacterial Sillicon, and makes me feel safer even tho…idk what it is made of 😐

The battery lasts quite well! Longer than Daniel's electric toothbrush that costs 100$

Essential Oil Bottles

Bought a ton of amber glass bottles for super duper cheap this time round because I've been using essential oils for awhile now and I wanna get more bottles for all my mixtures.

This tiny dropper is darn cute??? I use it to store tea tree and bio oil at my bed side cos I always find having to pour out from a bottle very troublesome (either too much or need to touch the opening, very not hygeinic ah)

I think it's like $1 for like 5? I also got bigger dropper bottles for my hair oil

And also spray bottles!

But this mini dropper size is really my fav.

I've been wanting to share about the oils I use, but uh, I don't wanna open a world of pain to myself cos I know alot of people are buying oils from YL and Dottera which are MLM and quite pricey.

I buy all my oils off iherb so I don't wanna be seen as…not respecting the "gurus" haha.

I Google all the benefits of the different oils and blend my own to my needs so….😐

I just like using them cos they smell good!

Oh, one last dress I bought.

Haha which I didn't like πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

It looks cool here but it made me look like a giant peach.

The peach in James and the giant peach.

Not a good look 😐