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Taobao: Expectation vs. Reality

I love Taobao for many reasons. Cheap, fast, convenient, and almost everything is made in China, so might as well. But there are some things that you just can’t Taobao them, for example – your wedding gown.

I wanted to help Loti save money and refuse to pay over $1K for a one-day outfit that you can’t even own. So my brilliant idea (not) was to Taobao it.

My first instinct was to search for a short gown, because I never looked good in long dresses, and I wanted something more fun and casual. I managed to find one with a detachable train, thinking it was the perfect dress.

EEEEEEEE why my one look like gor ley cai!? And my legs machiam two charcoal sticks poking out of the dress D: Initially I thought I could live with it, but after asking a few people, they say it’s not my style (actually they just meant ugly la). Then I disliked it more and more so I began hunting for a second dress. (Damage: $100 but I managed to sell it for $90.)

I was looking forward to the second gown as it was something quite unique although I didn’t think it was my style either. But it looked so good on photos so how bad can it be?

IT WAS A DISASTER! The workmanship was horrible and the entire gown was made with a rough and thick netted material with lots of holes in it. It looked so so so cui I didn’t bothered taking a photo while wearing it. I took this photo so I could complain and ask for a refund but to no avail. (Damage: $80 and I don’t intend to sell it ‘cos any self-respecting bride-to-be wouldn’t be able to take it.)

Once bitten, twice still not shy. Third time I decided to go for tryouts in actual bridal studios. After booking appointments at four places in a day looking at gown rentals ranging from $150 – $1K++, I randomly walked into the last one called 法國巴黎 France Paris just before closing time. They entertained me and let me try their super expensive looking gowns so I also tried for fun. The manager and sales assistant were damn nice and chatted with us for a long time, then they finally offered us a special price of $580. It was actually a steal for such quality (mum and Loti already fished out their cash and credit card) but I hesitated, thinking I could get a cheaper deal elsewhere, and that I might regret because of sales talk.

All eyes were on me and I eventually said yes. (Say yes to the dress! HAHAHAH.) Later when I told my friend my gown brand was Pronovias, she got a shock. She’s like, “It’s like the LV of gowns.” Wah zhun bo! Ok lah I didn’t regret it but tbh I can’t recall much how my chosen gown looks like ‘cos they didn’t let me take photos without confirming it.

Moral of the story: don’t be a cheapo and buy your wedding gown from Taobao. I ended up going for a long gown with a (mermaid) cutting which I never thought would suit me.

I also tried to buy artificial calla lilies from Taobao to DIY my hand bouquet. They weren’t exactly cheap but I thought it was because they look really real.

Ended up, they were really real! In fact, they actually look like spring onions when ripped open LOLOL. Loti was the one collected them (as I was overseas) and he said he almost fainted due to the rotting odour. HAHAHA this one was their fault so they refunded me. Ok end of long blabber.

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New (Balance) Kicks

Long awaited, all the way from the States. Now anticipating another pair of shoes soon. Arrive faster please!

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Hong Kong Foot: Day 5

Final day to savour the last of Hong Kong. We hopped on a private bus (those 小巴 you see in dramas) just to make ourselves feel that we had covered every mode of transport. Continue reading

My First Reebonz Purchase

The feeling of receiving something from Reebonz is fwah~ atas siol. I’m quite a fan of their branding.

It’s a Too Late watch. I like how unique it is, but the quality not very worth $60 lei. Too bad, TOO LATE!

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Bangkok Has Us: Day 3

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Bangkok Has Us: Day 2

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Bangkok Has Us: Day 1

And flying out of Singapore was just what I needed. Continue reading

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Double the Mess

I’m back from BKK! With a whole new pile of clothes, bags, and shoes. Can’t believe I refrained from shopping for about three months just for this trip, but in the end my buys also not super a lot lei.

Haven’t unpack my luggage no time to pack my room lazy to pack my room. I’m such a procrastinator, damn.

Waited Almost Two Years for This Day

OMGOMGOMG I’m so excited I need to blog this NOW.


I know I sibeh laggggggggggg, but whatever la! Very happy now can! I can NOT feel left out among my iPhonerfriends anymore yayyy! \o/

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Moi New Toy

Been looking for this particular macro lens for the longest time, and I impulsively bought it when I saw it on ClubSNAP.

Test shots.

I love the sharpness of the lens and the details that it can capture, but I’m not very happy with its performance in low light. My other prime lens perform damn well in low light, but less in the details, focusing speed and distance. I only intend to keep one out of the two, but I can’t decide which leiii…..

I’m using this new lens primarily for my food photography though. (View photos here.)

‘Like’ this entry if you like the photos and think that I should keep this lens. Thankiew!

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