My Favourite Excuse Called WORK

Happy Monday! I’m still wiped out from last weekend’s company-wide team building. Joining as a participant’s always fun (for me at least). I can afford to be a follower vs. a leader calling all the shots, meet practically everyone from our 1700+ associate pool, and most importantly — have lots of fun!

I made a 5 minute video using one of iMovie’s classic templates to show you how we get seriously cray (make sure you have Bonamine next to you). Hope you like it! :)

ADPinEK 2014 from Phoebe on Vimeo.




When times get rough and ugly, I’ve learned overtime to take a step back, breathe deeply, look into my bucket full’o joy, and resume. Recently, I’ve added some new memories into this bucket that truly, make it all worth it.

Grateful for friends who are equally driven, resilient, and crazy.
with Nikki and Angela at the Guerlain pop-up booth (SM Aura)

Grateful for soul sisters who know you through and through.
with Sophie at Hillsong United 2014 *best gift ever*

Grateful for din dins where we can share the best of what we’ve got to our own families.

Grateful for 15 minuters with Twin.

Grateful for having a job + working with the best associates I could ask for.

Grateful for having good food to eat and steady dates with MG
I think this is the secret sauce to my sanity.

How about you? What keeps you grounded and grateful these days?

Hi there! *waves*

Please pardon the rumble and jumble. I’ve been off the radar for a while due to pressing deadlines (also known as work), lots of eating (something my Instagram gave away) and finally – a true blue vacation (woohoo!!!). I was in Singapore and Malaysia for a while back and fortunately, off to another pocket vacation in a few days.

a snippet of my recent vacation :)

I have give or take 35-45 products/places to rave about and frankly, I’m so excited about all of them I don’t know where to start (what a good problem to have!). I’m thinking some food, travel tips and of course, beauty stories in between. If you like that or have other suggestions, shoot me a comment below. I could use some help organizing my over-ecstatic thoughts!

Big <3,


ps. Lola is celebrating her 2nd birthday in two weeks! She doesn’t know it yet but I have a big gift for her. *shhh*

Happiness By The Dozen at Twelve Cupcakes

I am snickering as I type this entry because I’m 101% sure that not a single soul (among my girls, that is) has a clue that I actually kept tabs and I can be this cheesy! :)

If you’ve been following my blog and/or Instagram, you probably figured it out on your own that I’m at my happiest when I’m with my GMC girls. A little background about these girls — they’ve known each other since preschool. They’re two batches ahead of me and coincidentally, they’re good friends with one of my cousins. I met them twelve years ago in college out of another common friend, not even my cousin. Before I knew it, I was part of their rock solid group and even their families.

To celebrate the twelve years they’ve been dealing with me (teehee!), I thought there’s no better place to bring them than Twelve Cupcakes! :) I could have waited for a better time for us to be complete (3’re missing in action being in Dubai, Tokyo and Taiwan) but with the cupcake store a stone throw from where we live, we can just come back as often as we want to.

I first discovered the cupcake joint early last year when someone brought me a couple (Green Tea Chocolate and Lychee Martini) from its hometown, Singapore. Oh my goodness. I was instantly hooked! Because ever piece is handmade (literally!) from scratch daily, the cupcakes turn out moist and fluffy (very different from being raw) every single time. They’re never too sweet which makes them perfect any time of the day.

Z: Tita Teebee can you hurry taking photos???

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Why So Cruel, January Love?

In my head, I’m gushing about the latest lip colour, my spanking new job (long overdue but still!) or about the running apparel splurge I recently gave into because of my fitness commitment (10k run 3x a week + 1hr bike 3x a week). I had everything all set last January 19 when just before the strike of midnight, this happened.

What’s staring at you is the x-ray of my left knee taken last January 20. For those who can’t read x-rays, I actually dislocated my knee cap (!!!). I saw an orthopedic surgeon a day after, had my MRI and actually found out that (what the heck) I tore my left ACL ala-Derrick Rose. I was ordered to immediately wear a knee immobilizer, stay at home and come back in 3 weeks (that’s 2 weeks from this post). Based on my knee’s state, I will go to PT/rehab then if things heal the way it should then I’d be good to go.  Otherwise, a knee surgery’s in order. YOWCH.

But of course I refuse to stay at home (your home girl needs to go to work) so I wobble my way to the office on a daily basis looking like this (harhar!):

I wish I can slow things down like a true boss but mannn I can’t! I have so many things to enable you on but my painkillers are making me sleep like a baby for 10-12 hours everyday! Forgive me for the backlog? :)