Alright, sorry for the long wait and here's Part 2 of my March from my phone! \(*T▽T*)/ Read about my Part 1 here: http://iisjong.blogspot.com/2012/04/marching-out-of-march-part-1.html

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#1 Tried this chicken rice from Makansutra at Esplanade. It not only looks good, it tastes good too!

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#2 Won another Twitter giveaway, this time it's from femmexfatalesg! *(*´∀`*)☆

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#3 Random camwhore picture without lens without lashes without specs! :O

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#4 Random camwhore picture before I left for Bangkok in Thailand~

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#5 Went to my poly schoolmate Guo Yue's house to play mahjong with my other schoolmates. This is his dog, Sky! Awwwww so cute but I'm scared hehehe...

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#6 Went to East Coast Park to have seafood with the family. Asked my parents to take this picture because my bro & I had this apron / bib-like thingy and I thought we looked cute!

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#7 Went to Long House kopitiam at Thomson one day in between filmings for dinner. One of my friends told me that the goreng pisang there was good so I tried it with her.

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#8 Received my very first smartpac! It contained the Mucota Dyna products (´∇ノ`*)ノ

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#9 My poly schoolmates came over to my house for mahjong! Damn awkward moment when I asked them to take a picture together in front of my refrigerator lololol.

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#10 Won Ion Orchard vouchers because my Notikum blog post made it to the Top 3 entries! You can read about it here:  http://iisjong.blogspot.com/2011/09/always-looking-for-places-with.html

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#11 This was taken at the Paseo event, I love my outfit for that day although it was quite a weird mix...

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#12 Thank you Stephanie for the gifts, really appreciate it! (^▽^)

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#13 Thank you Rui Ting for the gifts from Taiwan! Weelakoomah is happy to have new Rila friends! \(^ ^)/

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#14 The finished product of the mini puzzle ball key chain which is now hanging on my handphone.


Thank you for reading! This is an abrupt ending, but do stay tuned for more updates soon, hehehehe~
Sorry for missing these few days! Here's a vlog video I recorded last night, enjoy~

YAY it's my once-a-month post with pictures from my phone again~ There's many many pictures of food in this post! Leggo! ヽ(^Д^)ノ

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#1 Went to Bugis Street, that place changed so much! With the new level 3, there's so much more stuff to look at. I found 2 food stalls there, one Western-Chinese and the other Korean.

Tried out this fried fish or chicken mayonnaise with rice dish. It was too hard!

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#2 Surprisingly, it's this unappealing guo tie that tasted not bad! *insert obamanotbad.jpg*

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#3 I love these cookies from Hotel Grand Hyatt! Om nom nom~

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#4 Told my parents that I was suddenly craving for crabs one day, so they came home with chilli crab for dinner! I love dipping the fried mantous into the gravy, mmmmmmmmmmm *licks fingers* ♡^▽^♡

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#5 Read somewhere that the North Indian Restaurant named Tandoori Restaurant near Mustafa was really good, so I went to try it!

These crackers served as snacks before the meals came were damn nice and crispy! I couldn't help but to ask for more.

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#6 Got to try my favourite - Butter chicken and naan! It was good, not spicy which I like, but I still prefer the one at FEP which has sadly closed down.. This is number 2 in my heart!

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#7 Their naans are very special - I tried the plain one, the butter one and the cottage cheese one. Couldn't resist because they're all too yummy!

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#8 Tried out Baskin Robbins at NEX for the first time. Got a chocolate one & the bubble gum one. It's really good, gonna go back for some more (★^O^★)

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#9 Random picture I took, one of the rare days I wore contact lens hahahahaha.

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#10 March was amazing, got to try many new stuff! It was my first time trying out the well-known Lao Ban Tau Huey from Maxwell Food Centre. I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTT, now I know why so many people are so crazy over it! (´∀`)♡

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#11 Also tried out Tian Tian Chicken Rice! d=(´▽`)=b

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#12 Love Gardens! Went to the kopitiam at Circus and tried out the rib eye steak at the Western place where Astons Express used to be at. I seriously think it's not bad, comparable to Astons even.

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#13 McDonalds got the whole Singapore crazy again! Tried out their Chicken McBites. It was like a mini version of McNuggets, nothing special about it actually :/

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#14 The annual IT Show was back! Too bad I didn't have the chance to work this time.. I went during the weekends and it was super crowded, so difficult to walk around without squeezing and getting blocked! ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ


Alright. that's all for part 1! Part 2 coming up soon so stay tuned~
Meanwhile, take part in my giveaway if you haven't! http://iisjong.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-new-cornetto-enigma-match.html
Many people know that I am a bubble tea fanatic. I go around looking for different bubble tea stores in Singapore and I must drink it every week, sometimes even every day. It quenches my thirst, there's a variety of different flavours to choose and try from, it gives a "shiok!" feeling, and I really love chewing the pearls!

So one day, I was randomly browsing through Facebook as usual. I happened to chance upon this post. It is about the dangers of bubble tea: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10151492310045052

The words in red below are points I've highlighted that are damaging to our health.

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Bubble tea shops are popping up all over the place - in malls, on corners, and anywhere else thirsty teens tend to gather. Bubble tea, also called pearl milk tea or boba tea, originated in Taiwan and has become a worldwide sipping - and chewing - phenomenon. But what is bubble tea anyway? Take a cup, plop in a handful of round, gelatinous pearls of tapioca, top it with brewed black or green tea, mix in some milk, sugar, flavouring, and ice. Then shake it all up, and you've got yourself a bubble tea.(1)(18)

Bubble tea brings a lot of sweet excitement to our taste buds but it is also very harmful to health. Milk essence (Non-Dairy or Dairy Creamers) is the main ingredient in bubble tea. Ten cups of fresh milk cannot match the taste of a teaspoon of milk essence. The main ingredient of milk essence is hygrogenated vegetable oil, a type of transfat(11)(17). Experts says that a glass of 500ml of bubble tea a day far exceed the allowable limit of transfat for any person(2grams a day)(7). It will lead to heart and blood vessel diseases.(2)

Milk essence gives the bubble tea the fragrance and make it tasty. The fragrance and tastiness derived from a type of chemical. This chemical has trace of arsenic, lead, copper and many harmful minerals(6)(9)(10). Long term consumption can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, cancer, asthma and other health complications.(5)

In addition, the syrup used for the bubble tea was found to be contaminated with the cancer-causing plastic additive diethylhexyl phthalate.(12)(13)

Consuming the black bubbles pearls is equivalent to consuming plastic. Normally these bubbles were made from casava (tapioca) powder, which could lead to cyanide poisoning if not properly processed (8). This alone does not give the rubbery texture. To make it more rubbery, millet protein is added.

Some “black hearted” businessmen felt that this is still not rubbery enough. So, an artificial plastic powder is added. This type of artificial plastic material will never be digested and absorbed into the body, and bear in mind, plastic is toxic to your body if consumed. It will remain in the body and cause havoc to our health. You can imagine what will happen to your health after prolonged consumption of transfat and plastic!!!!(3) (4)

In addition, a standard Bubble Tea with milk and pearls contains roughly 250-380 calories (Thats an Average calorie for a slice of pizza) in just a 12-16 oz serving. It means that Bubble Tea is a one way ticket to Obe-City (obesity). Lets compare this drink to a Starbucks Nonfat Iced Vanilla Latte 12oz at 120 calories. (14)(15)(16)

Based on the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) guidelines, we should limit our sugar fix to 10 per cent of our daily energy intake. That’s approximately 40g to 55g (eight to 11 teaspoons) a day. Just one cup of bubble tea, however, contains six teaspoons – that’s almost 55 per cent of our recommended daily intake at one go. (menshealth Singapore)

If you think you could trust your Ministry of Health, think again. This product has been in sales since 2001 to say the least in Malaysia. However, Malaysian officials only found DHEP contamintaion is some of the many bubble tea products in 2011. That means for 10 years, this product have been circulating without proper inspection from the government. Therefore, do question food safety in your country. It may save you life in the long term.


Note: The article is not meant to accuse all bubble tea, but to lay out the risk that some unethical vendor would sell to you. Be very cautious, when you purchase food without a nutritional value or safety assurance.

FOR YOUR HEALTH SAKE, PLEASE ABSTAIN FROM BUBBLE TEA. Have it with caution !


Source:
(1) http://www.livestrong.com/article/418232-is-bubble-tea-healthy/
(2) http://www.chinapost.com.tw/health/heart/2008/05/16/156703/Bubble-tea.htm
(3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea#Controversy
(4) http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news20015.html
(5) http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/05/26/303776/Bubble-tea.htm
(6)http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drinks/what-our-tests-found/index.htm
(7)http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/Fats101/Trans-Fats_UCM_301120_Article.jsp
(8)http://www.livestrong.com/article/488622-risks-of-eating-tapioca/
(9)http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm/2009/8/6/The-Bubble-Tea-Scandal-China-Sickens-its-Own-Again
(10)http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/06/13/taiwans-plasticizer-food-scandal/
(11)http://www.chow.com/food-news/54362/what-is-nondairy-creamer/
(12)http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?sec=nation&file=/2011/6/17/nation/20110617211015
(13)http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2011/05/27/2003504256
(14)http://www.myfitnesspal.com/nutrition-facts-calories/boba-tea
(15)http://www.starbucks.com/menu/nutrition/20-under-200
(16)http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-pizzas-14-pizza-cheese-topping-original-crust_f-ZmlkPTU0ODQ2.html
(17)http://www.hippocratesinst.org/archives/116-nutrition/698-non-dairy-creamer-whats-in-it
(18)http://www.bubbleteasupply.com/index.php?page=components.html#creamer


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The article is based on a previous chinese written article.

This article is not in anyway directing to any company, but rather as a public information, and is deem for public discretion.

While every care has been taken in the compilation of this information and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, the writer cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur.

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After reading this article, I'm definitely staying away from bubble tea as much as I can. Initially, I thought that since it's such a huge thing in Taiwan, one of the must-drink things when you're there, how bad can it be? Many people told me that drinking too much is bad for my health before, but I refused to listen because they were only proving it verbally. But now that all the evidence are right in front of me, it's time to stop.

Of course, this article is about milk tea. So call me stubborn, but I'm sticking to health teas without pearls until I can find something that's damaging about it!
Since it was the first week of school last week, I wore my nice and new clothes out! Took some pictures and thought that I should share them here ヽ(*・ω・)ノ

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This was last Saturday! Well, you can't really count this as my OOTD since it's for BP-NP Mentoring's {my CCA} Hand Over Ceremony {was an emcee!}, but I like how I matched my new lace socks together with the heels! Also, you can't really see it here, but the buttons on my white blouse are very colourful.

I feel proud of this picture so I must share. Proud and honoured that I got to wear the Ngee Ann blazer for once in my life :')

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Since you've seen the Monday one {read back my posts!}, here's what I wore on Tuesday! Me likey the polka dots!

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Wednesday! Love the ring Yanni got for me for Christmas ♡^▽^♡

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Thursday! Yes, I know I look weird.. Need to re-match this set!

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Friday! This is the dress I got from G Market, finally wearing it out. My parents say I look like Santa Claus {+ I was carrying my huge bagpack}, and my friends told me that they can spot me from far because of the super bright colour. Love it, especially the collar!

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Saturday! Alright, it's not exactly my OOTD too... I was trying out clothes in the changing room, loved it, so my parents bought this new set for me that day. Super duper exciteddddd and ecstatic! Now I get to wear Rilakkuma out & show the whole world my love for this lazy kawaii bear (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡

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This was yesterday, Sunday! Was too lazy & tired to pick out clothes + I couldn't contain my excitement. So I wore this new Rilakkuma dress that I recently bought {together with the set above} out to the flea market at *Scape and to watch Wicked The Musical at Marina Bay Sands. It's kinda semi-casual, just nice for both events!


Alright, that's all for this post! Thank you for reading ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
Do continue to read & support this space because I've got lots of interesting posts coming up this week! For some reason, I have a lot of ideas for blog content to share with all of you recently. Also, do take part in my giveaway if you haven't! The bear is so cute, Y U NO WANT!? SURE NOT!? http://iisjong.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-new-cornetto-enigma-match.html
Is there someone special who's constantly running in your mind? Would you like that special someone to stop running, and keep him/her physically by your side? (´ ▽`).。o♡

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I know of too many people who obviously like each other, but never had the chance to say it out, in fear of this scary thing called rejection. Only after they've moved on, then they realized that they had a crush on each other, but by then it was already too late because they have someone else in mind.

Do you want to live in regret for not trying your luck and confess to the person you like when you should have?

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Cornetto (yes, that yummy ice cream!) is the manifesto of courage, fun and more importantly love. It enables you to make that leap of faith so that you have the courage to confess your love for the other party. Cornetto will always be there to bring you and the one you love together!
If you haven't already know (which you should because their advertisements are like everywhereee), Cornetto recently launched 2 new Cornetto Enigma ice cream recently this year! Cornetto Engima is THE ice cream with a soft, rich inside.

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There are two flavours in which you can choose from - one of them is the Cornetto Enigma Raspvan!

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The Cornetto Engima Raspvan is an enchanting, tangy raspberry sauce, filled with pieces of dark indulgent chocolate, enfolded by the finest vanilla and raspberry ice cream. *salivates*

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Be really amazed because the Cornetto Engima Raspvan has got a raspberry soft centre!

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The other new flavour is the none other than the Cornetto Enigma Nociola!

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It is a smooth gianduja sauce, filled with delicious chocolate and crunchy nut pieces enfolded by premium hazelnut and chocolate ice cream. Sounds good to me!

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As for the Cornetto Enigma Nociola, they have chocolate as the soft centre. Yum yum, I loooooove chocolate!


The people at Cornetto were feeling all pumped up with their newly defined purpose and wanted to do something to help their audience reveal the love inside. Want to know what it is? I do! (≧∇≦)/

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Do you know of any 2 friends that you think are perfect for each other... Or they just look really good together? Chances are, you'd try to get them together, right?

Well it happens to me all the time when I'm randomly browsing through my Facebook & have a sudden thought: "Woah, this girl is so pretty now! Hey, this guy is also looking good. Actually, their personalities kinda match. Hmm... I wonder what happens if they get together. Their baby confirm will be really cute and bubbly!"

But I always left it at that and never tried to do more to make sparks fly, because it'll be kind of awkward.

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Well, apparently the people at Cornetto felt the same way too, so in order to make our lives as a *ahem* matchmaker *ahem* so much easier, they created a platform to facilitate this!

Introducing... THE CORNETTO LOVE MACHINE! (*^▽^*)

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If you have 2 friends whom you’ll like to match (or simply just sabo!), then process them through the Cornetto Love Machine! All of the matches will be kept as a secret; your friends will not be informed that they've been matched. Well, not unless someone told them.

Then, submit their profiles to the Cornetto Love Machine, which will be powered by fairy dust and teddy bear juice!

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Next, share the match with your mutual friends to get them to vote (up to 50 friends at each time).

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If the friends you've hooked up turns out to be the top four couples-to-be, the lovely people at Cornetto will take over to help get the sparks going between them FOR REAL! *wink wink*

As for yourself, YOU GET A CHANCE TO WIN THE NEW iPAD! Think about it: Sit down in front of your computer, shake leg and match people up also can win iPad. Shiok right!?

For more information, visit Cornetto's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CornettoSingapore

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After all that icy goodness, it's giveaway time! I'll be giving away really cute Cornetto Bears to 9 lucky readers!
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Every bear has got a zip behind that opens up to a recycling bag; talk about convenience! There's also a 'Press Here' button on it's left leg that lights up at the tummy area. Cho kawaii one I tell you!

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Here's how it looks like up close.

All you have to do is:

1) Leave a comment on this post! It must be something related to "LOVE". Some examples include what is your perception of love, a true story of where you and your first/current love met, what is your dream love story like etc. ANYTHING! Be creative!

Example: My boyfriend is incredibly intelligent, handsome and talented. The first time we met was at the library in Bugis. He helped to pick up the books that I've dropped. Our eyes met and it was love at first sight. Blahblahblahblah.

2) REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS at the end of the comment so that I can contact you!

3) I'll pick the 9 winners using a random generator. But of course, if I feel that your comment is really true, good, creative and detailed, then you'll get the priority!


Giveaway ends on 30th April 2012, at 2359. Comments without a email address or has got nothing to do with "LOVE" will be automatically disqualified. Good luck! ヾ(@^∇^@)ノ