twiinklex ❤

Bad decisions make good stories. And I always have a good story.

Category: Photographs

Beforemath & Aftermath of Symposium

Starlight tree

This entry is about Janine’s birthday celebration, which is where I went to before and after the Symposium 😀 Venue is at the function room of my auntie’s condo in Hougang. There was a buffet etc.

Happy Birthday Janine

My cousin designed and made this all by herself! Very nice lor!


The star of the day


Hahaha waving around the red packet my mom gave her. So cute 😀

Janine birthday cake

Her birthday cake!

Janine birthday cake

Someone said the ‘1’ is sugar and can eat, but actually that’s the candle i.e wax -_-

Birthday cupcakes

Very pretty cupcakes of different designs 😀

Birthday cupcakes

Cupcakes & Balloons

Mini balloons at the bottom!! 😀

Birthday cupcakes

There were more than 4 different designs but I liked these 4 best (Y)


And then came the time to cut the cake!
She was wearing those ballerina-type tights, so cuteeeee 😀


She ish very happy




With mummy and daddy


Blowing out candle – she keep rubbing her little nose lol!


Cutting cake!

Some other random pics of me and people:

Buddie & I

With my dear lao bu ^-^
Walao wrong angle, my arm look bloody big

Jamie & I

With cousin Jamie :DDDD love her!!!

Priscilla and I

With Priscilla, another favourite cousin :DDDDDDD

Priscilla and I


Wearing black so don’t know you all can see my new hairstyle or not


Hi everybody. It is me, Cherlynn the awesome blogger and all things fabulous.

Okay starting from now maybe a bit wordy because I wanna rant (and complain) about my transport woes. Plus no pictures.

I know I mentioned that my Dad will ferry me to and fro to the Symposium at SMU but then he fell sick that day. And he gave me $50 to take cab but I ish very nice, I returned the $50 note to him later and pay from my own pocket.

Priscilla drove me to Hougang MRT which I took to Dhoby Ghuat MRT. And here my woes began. I am not very familiar with town area, especially since at that time I was alone and had always been over-reliant on my Dad. Hahaha.

Had a bleeding hard time finding my way OUT of the bleeding MRT station because itself is so big and so many ways to walk out to different places. I did not get a C for Geography for nothing – I’d always hated map-reading. And when I looked at the locality map I didn’t get it either.

So anyhow walk and ask some for directions. Somehow walk out to Plaza Singapura and it was drizzling! >:( then asked another where I can take taxi and thenI walked somemore to the taxi stand. Waited awhile and this taxi came.

And because it is at taxi-stand, I cannot choose taxis. This particular one was driven by a female, and I felt ominous because  I do not trust female drivers. Honestly, let’s admit it. Generally men drive better and know their way about more than women.

My sexist theory despite being a female myself is proven right.

Wouldn’t you know it – I asked that stupid woman to take me to SMU School of Accountancy. But she don’t know the bleeding way! And asked if I got an address.

Like this still nevermind. But what really pissed me off is not only did she bring me to SMU School of Informatics Technology instead, when I ask her drive further down and find School of Accountacy, she refused! Just stayed stationary.

Ccb woman. If I know the way, what for I pay to take a cab?

And as a driver, shouldn’t it be your responsibility to take me to my specified destination??? Even if you don’t know the way, shouldn’t you like find some way (like call up your mates or go drive around and find) to bring me where I wanna go?

I don’t fucking pay you for nothing!!!

So I paid her like $3.60 (base of $3 -_-), got out of her bleeding cab, and walked under the rain trying to find School of Accountacy by reading the signs etc. Luckily managed to reach my destination.

Going back to Hougang was nicer.

Exited SMU after the Symposium and somehow, I couldn’t make out which way I came from. So I anyhow walk, hoping to find a place where I can flag  cab. Somehow managed to find a taxi stand and there was already a taxi there.

It’s driven by a male driver but I feel ominous again because the taxi is the large kind. And I thought it will be more expensive. But surprisingly, the base fare was only $2.80, cheaper than just now lor!!!

Asked him to take me anywhere near Dhoby Ghuat MRT and not only did he point out to me where the MRT was and how to walk (cannot stop directly in front of the MRT because no parking or whatever)…. He also deducted 20 cents from my fare!! The actual fare was $4.20 (one dollar extra because of ERP, and after deducting this $1, also cheaper than the woman taxi!!!!) but he charged me only $4.

See the difference?!?!

Anw, went back to the Condo and I played Mahjong. The money I won probably covered all of my transport fees and still got extra ^-^ Hahahahah the 3 of them all lose to me, I’m the only winner! 😀 lucky lucky.

Played awhile only though, because everyone else never win then sian sian -_-
Then blahblahblah forget what else but reached home at around 11pm.

Btw while I was at the symposium, the baby (one years old still considered baby or not huh?) went swimming and my brother was her coach! LOL sounds so funnn.

I got more pictures also, and also the swimming pictures (super cute, she in the float!!) but it’s in the camera and I’m lazy 😀

Singapore’s first Blogger’s Symposium

Yes, this entry is solely about my experience at the Symposium – meeting Xiaxue, Singapore’s Blogger Queen, up close and personal. Includes pictures I took with her! So, read on 😀

Nuffnang Blogger's Symposium

This is Singapore’s ever first Blogger’s Symposium, organised by Nuffnang and sponsered by Canon.  I’m assuming that all Nuffnang members received the invitation to this event via email just like I did.

Symposium brochure

There were a few guest speakers you can choose to register with and go for their workshop. There was also a lucky draw and mini-photo contest (theme: Happiness) plus all participants would receive a goody bag. I registered with Xiaxue.

Symposium guest speakers

However, due to overwhelming response, they decided to open up 200 more “special slots” for Xiaxue’s worksop specially. And these extra 200 people will not be entitled to the lucky draw, photo contest and goody bag unlike the initial group of people already with Xiaxue.

I signed up the moment I saw the email, but I was still one of these 200 special slots T_T so just imagine.

I hesitated about going since that means I’ll be going there just to listen to her talk etc etc, cannot participate or get anything else. And nobody to go with me also. Plus it’s all the way at SMU, and I also had a birthday celebration to attend the same day.

But I decided to be crazy and was like, oh what the hell, I’m going. Plus not everyone can get such a chance presented to them. Such a special event, a golden opportunity to see Xiaxue up close. And I’m glad I went because it was AWESOME! 😀

I reached there and went to register to comfirm my attendence.
Normal participants not part of the extra 200 special slots received a plain brown and boring-looking sticker thingy card, where you filled in your name and your guest speaker’s name.

People who were part of the extra 2oo like me received PINK cards with Xiaxue’s picture on it! 😀 like so personalised! These card-sticker thingys are for identification purposes if I’m not wrong.

Blogger's Symposium with Xiaxue

Very special indeed!

Blogger's Symposium with Xiaxue

I’m keeping this card with me forever (it’s actually a sticker but I didn’t tear the base out)

At 3pm we were allowed to enter the auditorium and the mighty Xiaxue was at the entrance. Everyone waited for their turn to take a picture with her including me. I took two with her! 😀

Xiaxue and I

This one turned out nicer despite the poor quality, taken with my phone.

Xiaxue and I

This one taken with my digital cam. Better quality but I prefer the one taken with my phone!

I met this 21 year old there called Cassie who helped me take the pictures and I helped her with hers. We sat together in the auditorium and she said she came all the way from Malaysia to see Xiaxue.

Xiaxue's laptop

This is Xiaxue’s laptop – so pink and bling (it’s a rainbow), totally her!

Xiaxue on stage

On stage presenting her powerpoint slides

Xiaxue on stage

Xiaxue on stage

Xiaxue on stage

Pardon the quality because they are taken with my phone instead of digital cam. I haven’t figured out how to transfer pictures from the digital cam to my laptop yet (I didn’t see the slot of the memory card at the side yet lah!) at that time, but now I know -_-

Xiaxue was so uber funny. She had the whole auditorium in heaps of laughter half the time. Hahahahah you just had to be there yourself! 😀

Xiaxue's slides

“How to camwhore and lie to the world that you are gorgeous”

Xiaxue's slides

Printouts of the slides she prepared herself

Xiaxue's slides

Mainly it’s camwhoring and Photoshop tips.

She photoshopped an unglam photo of herself right on the spot to teach us. Really amazing, her skills! Then she took a photo of Kenny Sia (Malaysian blogger) and photoshopped his (very crooked like tiger) teeth on the spot. Crazy hilarious!! 😀

Xiaxue photoshopping teeth

In the midst of photoshopping.
No, this is not “before & after’ slides, they are the same.

Other people stayed for the lucky draw and results of the photo contest. The special 200 people could leave around 4plus and the amazing thing is, despite them stating in the email that we wouldn’t be entitled to blahblahblah… we were still given the goody bag as we walked out of the auditorium! 😀

Inside the goody bag got one vair vair chio black notebook, I like!!! 😀

Canon notebook

Sophisticated-looking beauty (it is a lined notebook)

Canon notebook

K lah picture don’t look very nice but the actual item damn chio 😀

Luckily I decided to siao siao and go! Totally enjoyed myself plus it was kind of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Even now I’m still buzzing from the excitement of it all 😀 it still feels very surreal… being able to meet and take pictures with her etc.

Awesome or not?