I am 12.5% Peranakan!

Betcha didn’t know about that! I think the cousins were discussing it during one of the gathering and we discovered that our great grandmother is a peranakan! (:

random!

Anyways! Always been curious about the Peranakan culture ever since I was a little girl. Never really did get to find out more for some reasons. Except that they are really fierce ladies :X

So when the invite came, I grabbed the chance to visit the Peranakan Museum (:

QQ looking at the display(:

The museum is spread over 3 floors, grouped into rituals, practices and material culture of the Peranakans! It’s almost like getting into the glimpse of their daily life! Walking through their living rooms, dining rooms and kitchen!

probably an arrangement on a family's side table once.

I was pretty intrigued by an altar (can’t seem to find a picture of it). The altar has Chinese carvings of dragons and stuff, BUT! The family members are Christians so the picture on it was one of Jesus ! I thought that was a perfect example of how the culture of the Peranakans was influenced by others(:

Of course, when you think about Peranakan, you will think of the beautiful beadworks ! Especially the beaded, sequined shoes! Here’s my favorite shot of the day!

pretty shoes (:

Oh! And there’s also the Baba Bling exhibition going on now! Quite interesting and it made me (a girl who doesn’t like accessories) go, “..Ohhh! I want those ear rings! They are so so pretty!!” That’s how fantabulous those jewelleries looked! I wish I can show you pictures of them but NO pictures allowed ūüė¶ So girls, head down there and take a look for yourself! But HURRY! It ends on the 13th!

On our way out of the museum, we saw a group of little Peranakans at the book launch downstairs having their photos taken. And sneaky me, took a shot of them too!

smile!

Cute no?(:

Yups! That’s it from me (:

Oh! Anyone interested in beadweaving workshop? I WANT TO LEARN!!

beadweaving (:

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Pages and Groups.

It seems like everyone and every organisation are going to Facebook to set up a page and/or a group (yes, group is dead but just to not leave anyone out). But somehow, it doesn’t feel like everyone knows how to use it.

Disclaimer: I am not saying that I know how to use them. Just stating what I deemed as common sense.

It doesn’t mean you are social media savvy.

I guess, most people will just say, “Let’s set up a page!” and then give themselves a pat on the back. Happy that at least they have a presence on Facebook and that means that *horrors of horror* that they are “IN” with the crowd.

Never mind the content. Never mind that the page just exist.

Sadly, I used to work with people who thinks that way.

Don’t set up a page/group just because you want to ‘chope’ it.

Yes, there are people out there who are like that. They will just set up a page and then chope the vanity URL. After which? Leave the page there to grow dust and rot.

It’s about interactions.

When you decide to set up a page/group, you must be prepared to interact with your fans! I don’t care if you are dead tired, assign someone to check in on the page every day (or at least every alternate day and that’s pushing it) to see if there are any questions.

It is the age where people wants things NOW NOW NOW! So, if I become a fan of your page, I want to be updated of your company’s activities. I want to have my questions answered. I want to feel CLOSER to you.

When I become your fan, I am not only SUPPORTING your organisation/brand. I would love to have some value-add from your side too.

If I have to wait longer than say a day (my personal limit), I might as well pick up the phone and call you. And if the call doesn’t work, then goodbye?

Remember the days when you get irritated when you go to a website that is not updated? Yeah. Apply that mentally to a FB Page/Group now.

No updates might reflect badly on your company.

I don’t know about you. If I go to your page and see that, the last update was back in May, I might think the worst for your company.

Think along the line of, “…Oh. This company must not be doing so well..” or “..Is this company still alive?” And if they decide to go check on your webpage and even that is not updated, *pats back* good luck!

Or lagi worse! They might think, “..This company not so good. Set up page but don’t bother to update. They don’t seem to care ah?”

Don’t rely on your customers to think positively about your company. Maybe they do know you personally but seriously? ¬†Better be safe than be sorry.

MY AIM IS TO GET ALL MY FRIENDS TO JOIN MY PAGE!!

SHUT UP AND WAKE UP TO REALITY!!!!!

“Wah lao! I reject the page TWO times already! He is still asking me to join!!”

Sounds familiar? Yeah. I just got that.

I rejected the invitation FIVE freaking times and this person (who I don’t really know) is still inviting me to join the page. Like hello? HELLO?! Wake up!!

Okay, if I rejected ¬†once and you invite again (excuse the English), that may be acceptable. Maybe you are an optimist! Thinking, “..Well, maybe this time the invite will spark her interest! She will then check out the page and maybe JOIN! WOOTS!” (Totally sarcastic here, sorry.)

FINE. But a third time? Setting up a page is not about getting everyone to join.

At the end of the day, social media is time consuming.

If you don’t think you have the time to manage it, then maybe you should stay away? Okay, that’s a bit extreme.

But do at least try to update at least once every week. Use that advantage of SM. Bring yourself closer to your customers!

I really can’t decide. No time, don’t set up and disappoint the customers VS No time, set up first.

As a customer, I prefer the former.

on food.

i’m almost always hungry i think. okay, maybe not always hungry. but mouth itchy.

shin noodles. prata. curry noodles. baked beans with fried dice-potatoes. lei cha. chocolates. ice cream. waffles and a whole lot of stuff.

i am not exactly having them though. too lazy to buy or go alone to eat.

on the side, i think i am sub-consciously starving myself. i am eating less rice. and in turn, less vegetables and food.

i dont know. my stomach is kinda protesting.

queen of politics.

i want to be the queen of politics.

really, seriously.

see, when you are the queen of politics, you are so-skilled to the point whereby politics just zoom past you. you don’t play politics. you just sit there and IGNORE all politics.

yes, being the queen of politics means that you are not touched by politics.

no, being innocent does not help. tried that. got sucked in and hell, end up getting hurt more than if i had actively participated in it.

i’ve checked with ber if there’s any place in this world that is free of politics. and she said no.

at home. at work. in the blogsphere. online. everywhere i go, i see politics, i hear politics.

i really dont like it. sick of getting hurt by it. it seems like the more i siam it, the more it comes to me.

and my starting point or the place that i am coming from is good. i have good intentions. i care. but like everything else, somehow, i get drag into that ugly pool and KAPOW! I am a victim of politics. I lose friends.

I tried to ignore it. But it still came and bite me in the ass. Creating troubles.

And it always happen to things that I care alot about. FML.

Tired. Hurt.

Two huge time this year. Countless small times in-between.

Help.

I want to be Queen of Politics.

And I think, the first step is by learning not to care.

when your side of the story doesn’t work.

you chose to kept quiet and instead, it work against you.

what do you do?

cry and suck thumb lor. you’ll forget it soon enough.

your reaction can match mine. really.

America’s Next Top Model S13 (:

Just finished the latest season of ANTM (: A little twist this season! The models are all below 5’7″, thus, they are usually seen as too short to model (are they crazy? I am like 5’4″ only, i think!). Trust Tyra Banks to come up with such an¬†opportunity¬†for girls (: She’s pretty great huh?

Anyways, pretty interesting shots all around! I love Jennifer and Brittany!

Jennifer (:

Brittany (:

But most important of all, I loved Nicole! (: I mean, yes! She was a bit quirky and under-emotive at times. Scary even. But she produces such pretty pictures! So, pretty pictures + quirky personality = easily noticeable! And as the season progresses, she got better and her personality started to shine ! Hehehe.

Here are some of my favorite photo of her !

odd angles anyone?

looking so much taller than her height!

really nice (: I want it as a wallpaper!!!

how does she do that underwater!!

one of my favorites! vulnerability in fierce-ness!

Pretty huh? (: Hehehehe.

She actually inspires me! To model? maybe! But most importantly, to never judge a book by its cover!(:

And guess what? SHE WON! WAAHAHAHAHA!

Ok, that’s it. Bedtime ūüėÄ Just wanted to harp about it (: