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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[ADVERT] Journey with Meraki Yoga: Part II

As mentioned in my previous Meraki Yoga post, I like how Meraki offers a variety of classes and how every instructor has something unique to offer.

Inversions (with Priyan, no longer teaching there) is something that I have always feared but the way he conducted his Hatha/Vinyasa classes made me feel very safe, and as a beginner I was given different variations so suit my level/needs.

Most, if not all, of the instructors there are pretty hands-on so they will physically adjust your body alignment such that you are not working the wrong group of muscles/ do not injure yourself.
They also make sure you listen to your body and work according to your needs, instead of forcing the body over the limits.

It was Stella's final class so we had a special workshop! It was a theory-practical session where we learnt the skeletal structure and then applied it to our own bodies through a few movement/poses:

For one of my last lessons there, I chose Hot Hatha with Lesley, which was a pretty fresh experience for me!
Firstly, I've never had a Yoga class conducted under a non-Asian (not that it matters, but it felt quite cool haha), secondly we used golf balls (instead of the usual tennis balls) which were harder and more targetted at releasing specific muscular spots.
So of course, it hurt more haha:

And during a Foundation Yoga class with Li Jun, I learnt how to lift my chest and open up my heart which can help in feeling lighter, happier and at ease.

Saw this post on their IG recently! Excited to know that they will be incorporating more props into their classes which I think injects variety and challenges:

Not forgetting about my Yoga partner Sayhua hahahaha thanks for accompanying meee heheh.

Meraki Yoga
7 One-North Gateway, One-North Residences
#01-15, Singapore 138642

Tel: +65 9172 7712 (messages) / +65 6872 3711 (front desk)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thank you :)

Yesterday night at around 8pm, my grandmother was finally found after 50 hours.

I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to every single soul who have helped in the search of my grandmother, be it by sharing my FB post, reposting my IG stories and IG photo, word-of-mouth, keeping her and my family in prayers, keeping a lookout or even actively and physically searching for her even though she is in no way related to you. I am honestly very touched by the actions :')

We were only told of her absence ~16 hours after she left her house to get dinner. By then, it was almost impossible to know where had headed to. We searched all over Jurong East, Clementi (someone said he spotted someone like her there) and Bukit Batok but to no avail.
She was eventually found at Bangkit's 7-11, where she walked all the way to, from Jurong East. She did not bring her EZ-link card out so you can imagine how much she has walked.

I wasn't expecting responses from so many strangers who had so much heart to help.
So glad to know that humanity still exists in the world.

Over the course of 2 days, my grandmother lost her bag/purse (with her money and keys) as well as her sandals, suffered some bruises on her arms/back but because of her dementia, she does not recall a single thing (she insisted she has gone home every night) so we have no idea what happened along the way and we will probably never know.
Other than that, she is well and behaving as usual and we are very very thankful :)

Monday, June 5, 2017


Birthdays feel a little different as you grow older. It's no longer about it being your day... and that doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing.
You look forward to it and enjoy it nonetheless, but you also start to expect less.

Happy birthday to me :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Blue Floral

(Photos by Windy Alexander)

Hi there, May.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

5D4N @ Ho Chi Minh x Mui Ne (20th - 24th January 2017): Day 4 & 5

(Read Day 1 & 2 HERE / Day 3 HERE )

Day 4
It was a last-minute decision to change our itinerary to make this a FOOD DAY and it was one of the best decisions hahaha.

We woke up to find another tinier kitten in the house!! It was so cute and I got to carry it in a towel hehe.

Breakfast was Bò Né, also known as Vietnamese steak and eggs, and was probably the most memorable food I've had there:

All that for just 55,000VND / ~S$3.50?? NOT KIDDING.

Milano Coffee again, where we bumped into our homeStay mates and we made friends haha:

Missed my Bahn Mi with roast pork so I went to get it again!!!

Lunch @ Bánh Cuốn / Hai Nam:

This Iced Chocolate drink was sooo thick I couldn't even get my spoon through to stir it. Needless to say, it was damn sweet :(

Bánh Cuốn - Vietnamese steamed rice rolls:

While waiting our next destination to be opened for business, we had drinks at Napoli Coffee:

Can't remember what this was... but it tasted weird. Think there was lemon in it or something:

We were here for the Crab noodles, Bahn Canh Cua!
It was said to open at 3pm, but by 2.45pm when we walked over to take a look the place was filled already.

Thankfully the turnover rate was pretty fast so we didn't need to wait:


Long story, but this was like the 3rd cup of milk tea I drank that day hahaha:

Dinner @ Cây me, which we heard about through a Youtube video:


And some glorioussss beef!:

We finally ended off the night @ Durio for desserts!

Too good + not enough so I ordered an additional cheesecake hehe:

And our last morning, Day 5, was just spent on checking out and flying back to SG in the morning!

See you again soon, Vietnam!! :)


Am currently in Bali with my #brunchdategirls. Arrived yesterday and can't wait to spend the rest of the week here!