Beauty

Green Envy Acrylic Manicure Tutorial – Nailed It!

https://youtu.be/GUpz0fDviFQ Who else loves their greens? Go from OL to party with this set of manicure.Incorporated floral elements into this earthy design with a touch of youthful pop lime.With a few simple tools, anyone can give their nails a good TLC at home! What I'm using in today's video: ♡ Gelish Colours: Loritta #37, #38Loritta… Continue reading Green Envy Acrylic Manicure Tutorial – Nailed It!

Beauty · Silhouettekiss

French Gothic Acrylic Nails Tutorial – Nailed It!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNkEjFg92MQ&feature=youtu.be Styling my nails today with a French Gothic-inspired manicure. With a few simple tools, anyone can give their nails a good TLC at home! What I'm using in today's video: ♡ Gelish Colours: Loritta #25, #28, #37Harmony Gelish #28, #1325 ♡ Acrylic Nail Tips * UV/LED Curing Lights: bought online ♡ Nail Glue: MXBON… Continue reading French Gothic Acrylic Nails Tutorial – Nailed It!

Silhouettekiss

2021

“Perhaps that is where our choice lies -- in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.”― Elana K. Arnold, Burning https://flic.kr/p/2kpZkdJ Today we ushered in the first of 365 wonderful days and we get to choose how we spend every minute of every single one of… Continue reading 2021

Silhouettekiss

[APPEAL FOR HELP] RENOVATION HORROR STORY

[APPEAL FOR HELP] RENOVATION HORROR STORY AHEAD Dear friends, please help to share. I’m appealing for some kind of advice. Am currently being bullied into going to CASE / small claims court for a dispute over 1 simple cabinet fabrication (not yet even fabricated). The other party, Smartbox will not allow us to proceed with… Continue reading [APPEAL FOR HELP] RENOVATION HORROR STORY

Adventure · Books · Catharsis · My life · Novelista · Silhouettekiss

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

{Prologue III} Jae (Song Jae Won)'s 1999South Korea They wouldn't let me out. When I finally shoved past the barricade of arms, and barreled out of the bedroom into Dad’s chamber where the loud noises echoed, I had to cough hard to clear my lungs. Clouds of smoke in the air were far too viscous… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

Adventure · Books · Catharsis · Silhouettekiss

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II

{Prologue II} Pierre, Kim Sarkozy's 1999South Korea His last words to him were: “Do not ever speak a word of what you saw.” Time will never diminish Pierre's memories of this particular night. Through dreams and waking nightmares, his recollection always began like this: The assailant's large pointed dagger was dripping with fresh scarlet blood.… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II

Adventure · Books · Catharsis · Novelista

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

{Prologue I} Reina Yamaguchi's 1999Nagoya If you believed that babies are born with no conscious memories - as blank as a paper, then children can be trained to be fearless, or conditioned to fear anything. Parents often warn their kids by injecting elements of horror. Headless ghouls, the boogeyman, killer clowns and strangers who offer… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

Asia · Cafés - China · China · Silhouettekiss · Travel · Tsingtao

[Qingdao] Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too

“As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There's a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother's pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, 'In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes'.”

Musing · Silhouettekiss

What comes to mind when you think of bullying?

I read this in We The Urban on the idea of perception: “If you are willing to look at another person’s behaviour toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.” When you grasp the notion that people only understand you from their level of perception, you’ll stop seeing the need to over-explain yourself. Having read this, what is the first incident of labelling or name-calling or bullying, whether from your own experience or that of others you know, that comes to mind?

Book Reviews · Books · My life

Laws of Human Nature

Humans are consummate actors, we all wear a mask and we all learn how to lie. We adapt ourselves to our groups and we are so good at acting that we don’t even realize we do. Being aware of our internal self and social selves, we can channel the best of all of our selves.

Asia · China · Silhouettekiss · Travel · Tsingtao

[Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods

This is a mega-post on everything worth eating in Qingdao. I'm a total travel foodie, and hence made it a point to visit Qingdao's two most popular street food haunts: Pichai Courtyard and Taitung Night Market, For all who's seen my Instagram stories, yes, starfish is actually edible!! Despite its tough outer skin, a cooked… Continue reading [Qingdao] Starfish, Sea Urchin and Other Exotic Foods

Asia · Café · Cafés - China · China · Silhouettekiss · Travel · Tsingtao

[Qingdao] KeEr Cafe 可儿咖啡馆

We discovered a gem on Day Two, in the form of a quaint two-storey establishment nested along Minjiang 2nd Street. Drawn to its warm façade of multi-coloured stained glass windows and brick walls lined with backyard pottery, we entered through a homely wooden wrap-around porch where patrons can dine on hand-painted blue wooden furniture overlooking the streets, reminiscent of having cosy breakfast at a neighbours' patio.

China · Silhouettekiss · Travel · Tsingtao

[Qingdao] 5 must-haves on your bucket list

All beer enthusiasts would have tasted the famed export from Tsingtao Brewery, whose name derived from its city of origin in Shandong Province. Unlike most Western lagers, Chinese beers tend to add rice into their fermentation process, hence lowering a certain taste of acidity in its end-products. For the sake of tasting only the freshest… Continue reading [Qingdao] 5 must-haves on your bucket list

My life · Silhouettekiss

When writing feels good again

For quite a while I've forgotten how writing was my main (perhaps only) catharsis for getting a load off my chest, or when I simply needed a go-to outlet as a person who never felt a need to pour my feelings out in entirety to someone else. Throughout my schooling days I've kept journals detailing… Continue reading When writing feels good again

Special Features

The Flower Gem of Singapore– A Better Florist

I had the pleasure of reviewing A Better Florist- Singapore’s most innovative florist. I like to get my facts straight, so I dove in deep into research mode. I started by visiting their social media and website. Right off the bat, I could see why so many people refer to it as best florist in… Continue reading The Flower Gem of Singapore– A Better Florist

Silhouettekiss

You’ll always hate how your writing used to sound

I'm having a roaring good time cleaning out a writing folder filled with incomplete, half-assed fiction, themed articles on beauty, tech and health, as well as a bunch of incoherent poems, and God knows what else I might unearth. Painful as it is, the Recycle Bin is where they shall all go. I thought I… Continue reading You’ll always hate how your writing used to sound

Silhouettekiss

Bed-time musings

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.” ― Charles Bukowski Over drinks on a Friday, I realised being single must be a blessing, because really, I mean, if some lady got to… Continue reading Bed-time musings

Dance · Video

SSENZE – ‘You Think’ Remix

In celebration of Girls' Generation's 10th year anniversary, here's our rendition of the queens' "You Think"! Even though we didn't win this year's competition, we would still like to thank everyone for your warm support. We'll be back stronger and better so be patient as we have more exciting projects coming your way! Let us… Continue reading SSENZE – ‘You Think’ Remix

Dance · Silhouettekiss · Video

SSENZE – Kpop World Festival 2017 – SG Finals

SSENZE is happy to be finalists of the Singapore round of Kpop World Festival! Our finals will be held this Saturday, 5 Aug, 5pm @ Tampines Hub, Singapore. PM me for further details! The audition clips of all finalists were recently released, and this is ours. Gotta admit that this was in no way perfect,… Continue reading SSENZE – Kpop World Festival 2017 – SG Finals

Beauty

3 ways to wear Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nail Art!

Swarovski Crystal Pixie nail art is the manicure industry's best kept secret. It’s still popular in Japan and the States, but strangely this style is quite rare in Singapore. I have seen some gorgeous pictures on Instagram so I was really excited when Vanitee matched me up with a lovely manicurist, Janelle from Nailbuddies, who… Continue reading 3 ways to wear Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nail Art!