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We need to talk about Hong Kong

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March 22nd, 2015 Posted 9:29 pm

Things have calmed down a lot and it helps that I’m super stress-free now, being away on course. I miss having entire weekends free and having time to myself. A month is probably gonna pass in the blink of an eye (a week has already gone by!!) but here’s to making the best out of it.

Starting to feel less of a wreck and like my life is getting back on track… Not because suddenly everything is all sunshine and rainbows but because I’m getting used to it. Plus all the negativity was taxing and I just wanna feel like myself again.

One of the best quotes from We Need To Talk About Kevin:

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Five days in Hong Kong did me very well too. I find it ridiculous now that I wasn’t 100% excited about going. But then again, I always think the stupidest stuff up. This time, I imagined dying of bird flu or falling out with Estelle HAHA.

Estelle’s friend was working there and invited her over because there was space in her hotel room (which her company was paying for). She was telling me about it and casually said, “You can come if you want.” I was like really???? So we booked our tickets and less than two weeks later, we were off!

Us on the ferry to Macau! I’m an embarrassment because I was in HK only five months ago but she’s the one who did all the navigation. I’m damn hopeless with directions.

Had such an amazing time! On my previous visit, I was mostly in the Kowloon area. This time, I was mostly in Hong Kong Island. Tried the food and visited the places I’d wanted to last time but didn’t have time for. Went back to a couple of my favourites.

Wish I had time to do a proper post each for all my travels. So many photos of heavenly food and magnificent sights I want to share. Might just Instagram them… I don’t normally use it but I posted more than usual during this trip.

Truly thankful for everything. Her friend is so nice?! If it was me, I wouldn’t want a stranger invading into my space. Not because I’m unkind but I’m just very introverted.

So it was the three of us warm and snug in one bed. I was actually worried about being a nuisance because I don’t sleep early (if I could at all) but I slept so well there. Only had brief insomnia on one night but the rest, I was long gone before 2am. Wasn’t even the last to turn in sometimes.

That was how carefree I felt… Wish I could have stayed the entire week.

I can’t believe that I shopped more than last time too?! This was what I bought after just an afternoon in Mongkok, all for myself 😀 Most were from just Fa Yuen Street actually, where the good bargains are. I like it better than Ladies Market and Temple Street.

At least I bought only one pair of shoes this time…

Damn tired (but happy)! Can you see the blisters at the back of my feet? I was wearing normal flats and I’m impressed they lasted throughout the whole trip after so much walking. We even hiked from one end of Lamma Island to the other for one hour the previous day.

You know what’s ridiculous? Nothing happened when I went to the gym four days in a row but my arm muscles ‘came out’ after carrying this load for the whole day -_- Though they went back into hiding after I returned. Forget exercising, let’s just go shopping next time.

I had four bags to carry and one check-in luggage even AFTER packing wtf. Seriously regret switching to a small suitcase in the end because I underestimated myself and thought, “Don’t think I will buy much since I just came in November.” Right, right.

Actually it was amazing all three of us made it through the airport at all because we had so much baggage. Mine just happened to be… bigger in size. The green/blue bag contained nothing but…

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Not sure what the 3 of us were thinking but… Eat all the maggi mee!! #hongkong #travel #supermarket #instantgram (geddit geddit??)

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18 packets/boxes are mine and I regret nothing. They were either very cheap or looked super good!! One of my favourite things to do when overseas is to go to the supermarket to buy maggi mee you can’t find in Singapore. Sadly there were none in New Zealand.

Where to next? 😀

A guy bought $100 worth of clothes from me on Carousell

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October 9th, 2014 Posted 9:09 pm

You know how they say that if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t? Well, I found out that isn’t always the case.

On Wednesday (Oct 8), some guy bought $100 worth of clothes from me on Carousell. 30 pieces to be exact. Way below the prices I bought them at but I’m desperate to get rid of them (especially considering my upcoming travels). Didn’t mind giving a huge discount on top of the already dirt cheap prices either since it was a bulk purchase.

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A huge pile of stuff I put up for sale. Turned out he was planning to sell them overseas (I don’t care what people do with my stuff after purchase).

I thought he was trolling at first, especially considering how easygoing and not fussy he seemed to be, with minimal questions about the clothes themselves. I even asked for a deposit at first because I didn’t want to pack everything and go to the meeting point, only for him to MIA. Plus his account was unverified and empty.

But I didn’t in the end because he suddenly asked if we could meet up before even confirming what he wanted. After I explained to him how the sale worked, he just picked what he wanted and I quoted him the price. He didn’t even haggle further!

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At that time I still didn’t take him seriously… Until he said he was at Khatib already then did I start packing the items and practically sprinted to the MRT Station. Which means he wasn’t just real, but also waited for a panting, sweaty and very late me.

After the deal and on the way home, I started to wonder if the two $50 notes he gave me were fake. I even considered buying something at NTUC to swop the notes and get rid of “incriminating evidence”. But my dad confirmed that the money’s authenticity hahaha.

If you are on Carousell, you would know that apparel is one of the hardest things to sell because the supply way exceeds the demands. Love it when people buy in bulk. It’s a really great platform for selling old stuff! Don’t even need to spend time creating a website.


Have had my account for over a year but never actually posted the links on my social media accounts. I also don’t know why. Click on the photo above to browse my items (and hopefully buy)!!!!

The following day, I met up with another buyer and he kept calling me ‘bro’ through texts… Too bad I had to eventually tell him I was in a dress for us to identify each other because I really wanted to see his reaction when he realised I wasn’t a dude.

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