A Shopaholic’s Diary

Going places?

Posted by: selsel on: September 18, 2009

20 Sep – Malacca

26 Sep – Batam

16 Oct – Guangzhou (I can’t believe I’m going for that trade fair)

30 Oct – Bangkok

And I really, really, still want to go to London.


Now what?

Posted by: selsel on: September 12, 2009

So the birthday’s come and gone.

Actually, I don’t like my birthday. Only in these recent years. No idea why. I get PBB (Pre-Birthday Blues) and the feeling’s terrible.

Well, it could be due to the fact that I think / feel my life is meaningless. I mean, not as meaningful as I want it to be.

This birthday, I signed up as a volunteer for MILK (Mainly I Love Kids).

This birthday, I am determined to banish that person from my life. Out of all social networks and all forms of communication. Except unsolicited ones, which I can’t help.

This birthday, I registered for my MBA at UWA at PSB. I still owe that guy a personal statement. Oops.

This birthday, I took 4.5 days of leave to recharge and slack around but ended up being even more tired because I was hooked on 命中注定我爱你。

This birthday, I decided to go for the blood donation drive on 4 Oct and have talked the usual suspects into going with me. 5 bags of blood, baby!

This birthday, I had a simple dinner with my parents at our favourite chicken rice shop and it felt just as good as if we were having dinner at East Coast Seafood Centre.

This birthday, I got high and a terrible brain-splitting headache! Damn those tequila freeze things at Cafe Iguana.

This birthday, I saw the people who stuck by me through thick and thin, some for the past decade (!!), some only in the last few years and some only in the last few months making the effort to ensure that I had a happy birthday. Much appreciated, y’all.

This birthday, there are no fancy birthday parties, no extravagant gifts, no swanky restaurants, just simple dinners with people who matter.

Coupled with all the Happy Birthday wishes on Facebook and birthday SMSes.

This birthday, I emerge a stronger person. More determined than ever to make my life more meaningful.

This birthday, will be the last of PBBs.

This birthday, I turn 25.


Much love (to all who bothered),

Selena, aged 25 years and 2 days


Posted by: selsel on: September 9, 2009

I’ve been neglecting this place.

No mood to blog.


No wishlist

Posted by: selsel on: September 5, 2009

Because my wishlist is extremely unrealistic and impractical.

It includes, if you really want to know, a Hermes Birkin or the Evelyne, a Panasonic Lumix LX3, an airticket to London and some other stupid shit I can’t remember.

I’m having pre-birthday blues.




Posted by: selsel on: September 5, 2009








Give the Gift of Life

Posted by: selsel on: August 30, 2009


 4 October 2009 (Sunday)
10.00am to 4.00pm
Multipurpose Hall @ Siglap Community Centre (Near Tanah Merah MRT)

Basic Requirements:

1.        Identification:               

Singaporeans must bring along their NRIC (or their Blood Donation Card). 
Non-Singaporeans must produce their passport (or Blood Donation Card)
and to provide his/ her Singapore residential address at registration.

2.        Weight:               

At least 45 kg (100 Ibs) for both males and females

3.        Well Being:               

Feeling well that day. Not having colds, coughs or flu in the last one week.  
No fever (Temperature >37.5C) in the last 3 weeks.

Major Illness / Surgery:

Persons with the following conditions are not eligible for blood donation:
·        Diseases of the heart or lungs (Donors who are asthmatic and without symptoms of asthma is eligible)
·        High blood pressure on medication (diuretic is acceptable}
·        Diabetes on medication
·        Major surgery (can donate after 12 months)
·        AIDS or symptoms of AIDS, such as unexplained fevers, severe night sweats, unexpected weight loss, swollen glands, chronic diarrhoea or rare cancer
·        Epilepsy on treatment
·        Hepatitis B or C
·        Syphilis

Some Common Reasons For Temporary Deferral:

·        Cold, flu or sore throat, please wait one week after recovery or treatment
·        Tooth extraction or dental work, please wait 3 days after treatment (Wisdom tooth surgical removal, please wait 3 months)
·        Skin infections (minor), wait 1 week after complete healing
·        Normal pregnancy, please wait 6 weeks after delivery and when you are not breast-feeding.
·        Close contact with Hepatitis B, wait 12 months and after full course of hepatitis B vaccination (and shown a satisfactory antibody response)
·        Infectious Diseases e.g. Chickenpox, Measles, Dengue, wait 6 months after recovery
·    People who are taking drugs for cancer treatment, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes or current infections will not be accepted as blood donors.
·    For those taking:
          Traditional Medication                Please wait 3 days
          Antibiotics                                        Please wait 1 week
·   Tattoos deferment period of 12 months would be require, unless the needles used are disposable and the whole procedure is sterile.

Anyone interested? I’m thinking of going!

Let me know if you’re interested!

Be a blood donor. Help save a life.

Marley & Me

Posted by: selsel on: August 23, 2009

Such short lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.

- Marley & me

Ok lah.

Posted by: selsel on: August 19, 2009

I’ve got a gazillion photos to upload, but they’re all in Facebook already. So yeah, those interested please go there and see.

Photos from Ubin, Barrage, Flyer, Siglap Anniversary and National Day dinner.

And some randomness.

I will not make the same mistake twice.

And I thank the heavens for giving me supportive friends who will eventually guide me out of this.

Not that I’m entrenched in it.

But it helps that they’re there.

Oldy mouldies better get lost.

Aight, I’m off.

I just realise how pointless this entry is. Wahahaha. :D


Posted by: selsel on: August 5, 2009


That time of the year again! Mummy dearest’s birthday!

Happy birthday my dear dear Mummy!

I wish you many more years of good health, more wealth and youth!

Love ya!


I want to watch!

Posted by: selsel on: August 3, 2009


Up! Up and away!


So desperate.

Posted by: selsel on: July 31, 2009


I think you know you’re running out of time.


Or is it to lure another unknowing person into your trap.

Eeee. *points and whispers to neighbour*

You people better watch out.


Posted by: selsel on: July 31, 2009

There’s two months one month of Hungry Ghosts’ Festival this year. (But it makes no difference, ’cause it’s still during my birthday. What the hell.)


I was hoping to go HK in September. Bah.

Obviously, now I can’t.

Argh! Hrrrrmmmphh!



Open Book

Posted by: selsel on: July 24, 2009

I am not happy here and it shows.

It shows on my body, I’m losing weight like nobody’s business.

It shows on my face, I look tired all the time.

I should do something about it.

It’s one thing when a single person tells you, you seem to have lost weight / you look tired / you look so stressed!

It’s another thing when plenty many people tell you one of the above.

I need to do something about it, I’m wasting away..


Posted by: selsel on: July 24, 2009

Right from the start, I knew this was for the better.

No more sense of INSECURITY and most importantly no more sense of INFERIORITY.

I woke up this morning, thinking, “My, it’s end of July already.”

Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?

Irresponsible TWERPS should all be incinerated.

People who just MIA (especially after they said they wouldn’t, I still have that SMS) ought to be dragged out to the streets and given a public death sentence.

Oh, I’m sorry, do you belong to both categories?

My, my, my deepest sympathies to you.

Let me tell you this, with (nearly) 25 years of life experience and with a sense of responsibility, you don’t just MIA on someone when something goes wrong.

Don’t give me crap like “Oh, I just didn’t want to tell you, that it’s you, really.”


You’ve had 2 months of “cooling”, I wonder if you’ve frozen to death already. But it’s ok, don’t bother.

Now seriously, it was stubborness on my part, hankering after and not letting it end earlier. I just wasn’t someone who gave up easily, unlike yourself.

Yes, keep putting the blame on everyone else except, guess who, YOU!

I’m not good enough (yes, I admit, I am no Mother Theresa but you’re not exactly St Peter too), I’m not smart enough (who are you, Albert Einstein?) , I’m not understanding enough, my dogs are too noisy, my estate is too crowded (can’t help that all the popular people are here, so plenty visitors).

With all my conscience, I can safely say, I’ve been the best I’ve been. There were some bad sides to me, who doesn’t? If you can’t stand the bad sides, you don’t deserve the good sides.

Anyhow, I’m not going to be a bitch and badmouth.

I’m not the sort of person who blames the whole wide wonderful world and not reflect about myself. I know it takes 2 hands to clap, 2 to tango and it’s a give-and-take world out here.

You don’t know how many people have congratulated me. With the exception of this dear dear friend, who says, “Why…?? Maybe…??”

There’s no maybe or why, my dear. It’s just not worth it anymore.

I just want to announce that, I’m so over you.

And I finally understand what it means to let go.

Letting go is not moving on the same spot. Letting go is forgiving you for the way you treated this.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorn. 

But no worries, I’m so over being angry and therefore, sarcasm is my last gift to you.

My only regret was I let you do it. I should’ve done it myself. I just couldn’t bear to.

Alas, the kindness of my heart.

So, thank you and good bye. :)

Lexus IS 250

Posted by: selsel on: July 18, 2009



Ahhhh! My new dream car.

Love this shade of red.

Love the interior.

Love that it’s a hard top.

Love it!


Notice Anything?

Posted by: selsel on: July 12, 2009



Posted by: selsel on: July 12, 2009

I can’t play tennis.

Too familiar with badminton already.

Sian, now I have to “re-program” my hand to play tennis.


Desperate Measures

Posted by: selsel on: July 7, 2009

I lost my Half Blood Prince.

I am sad.

This calls for desperate measures!

Accio Selena’s copy of The Half Blood Prince!

Calling for my Half Blood Prince.


Da Vinci – The Genius Exhibition

Posted by: selsel on: July 4, 2009

Sometime ago, Ting and I went to the other end of the island, Jurong to be exact to see Da Vinci – The Genius exhibition at the Science Centre!

One hell of a journey man, taking the train from one end to the other.

Wore my new Varinas which was such a pain ‘cos it was, well, new.


My face looks swollen, doesn’t it?

This was taken just a few days after the operation, so I’m still looking a tad ghostly and swollen.

They had these masks at the shop and we started playing with it.

Wahahaha, I think we make cute pigs!

Don’t really like the rabbit one, it looks like a donkey.

Anyhoos, the exhibition was cool! Da Vinci’s drawings brought to life, in the form of models and magnified!

That guy’s amazing.

Oh and seeing “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa” upclose and magnified, although not the real thing, was, “woah”.

I was so amazed by his works, I just walked around the exhibition “wow-ing” all the way.

The exhibition’s till August, so if you have the time, go check it out!

Get the exhibition + Science Centre ticket pass, it’s worth it! Although most of Science Centre’s exhibition haven’t changed much since my Primary school days. Hahaha.

And Einstein’s still climbing that freaking rope!

Right, I’m off.

Bintan Lagoon!

Posted by: selsel on: July 3, 2009

It was such a rushed trip.

We didn’t book the ferry tickets so it was a mad rush of phone calls to the ferry terminal checking if they even had tickets left.

But fortunately they had plenty of tickets left for the 2pm! I guess everyone who’s going that day would have bought the early morning ferry already.

Then I had to change and fly off from work, Karen came to pick me. At least I didn’t have to gan cheong alone.


On the ferry with the entourage. I had laksa on the way there, nearly puked out everything ‘cos it was so choppy. And check out my Dad’s Raybans!

Centre two pictures are the rattan lounge bed at our room’s balcony and overlooking the golf course.

Love the view but hate the insects!


Karen was really excited about the room, it even had a daybed area! The bathroom was marvellous too. I love the room!


We have identical GAP tees! We specially brought it to Bintan to wear it together. Wahahaha. Love the colours in the photos! So vibrant!

And see the uncle and auntie sitting in the shade with the Sheng Siong plastic bag. Extremely unglam.


The sand.. I love the sand! And the pool!


Dinner at Kelong Restaurant at Nirwana Gardens. Overpriced! Everything there is overpriced!


Next day, we booked our massage session at Aura Spa at Pasar Oleh Oleh! Woke up bright and early to swim but the blody pool only opened at 8am! So we barely had enough time to wet our suits! Bah!

Breakfast wasn’t very good either ‘cos we ate in such a rush.

The only good thing was we got a free breakfast for one of us. :P Hee hee.


Some photos taken at the beach early in the morning. Centrepiece has been digitally enhanced to add Karen into the picture.

It was such a pain trying to take jumpshots.

Add to that, self-timer jumpshots. Double the agony.


We played jetski and banan boat! Oh my, the banana boat was a nightmare! That idiot toppled us into the sea! Holy crap! I was so annoyed.

And in that instant that I hit the waters, I suddenly thought of the dragonboaters in Vietnam…


I realise the photos are all very jumbled up, reason being, I ripped some photos from Karen’s Facebook album after I’ve organised my own photos. Bah.

Oh wells, the mandatory writings in the sand.

I like the batik sarong in the first picture! So nice!

I am contemplating buying a kebaya. Heh heh.

Ok that’s all for Bintan. I took nearly 2 hours to do this. Meh.

Alrights, I’m off.

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