Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas On Orchard Road

If you follow my blog, you'd know that I just had a week trip to Singapore recently. Unfortunately, I didn't have any outfit pictures since I went on my own and had no one to take my pictures. Sob, sob. But anyway, I'd like to share with you Friends some pictures I took during the trip. I stayed on Orchard Road, a famous Singapore shopping arcade, and since it's December already, the whole street gets dressed up and decked with such gorgeous Christmas lights.

Also, I've been tagged by the lovely Wii of A Single Girl's Musings. Thank you, Wii! I love this kind of game! And I just copy-paste from your post, because I'm too lazy, hehehe...

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with four things per question. At the end, choose other friends to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you!

Soooo... let's start!

FOUR JOBS I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE:

1. Selling stickers to friends when I was in primary school. Yep, I was entrepreneurial when I was a kid, I don't know what happened to me, now that I've grown up I've been an employee during all my adulthood!

2. Private tutor for primary school children when I was in high school. Just something productive to do in my spare time, as well as earning some pocket money to buy new clothes and some new, cute school supplies and stationeries.

3. Retail at Walgreens (drugstore/convenience store) during my college years in the US. Actually I really loved working in retail. If career in retail in Indonesia is as good as it is in the US, I might pursue a career in retail instead of what I'm doing now. I love working in a store, I love the ambiance, people, the merchandise, and the adrenaline of just being in a store. I don't even mind the physical work involved such as stocking up the racks and stuff. It's not a glamorous job, and the salary is not high, but I've learned that the actual ANNUAL income is very very good, from very generous bonus and profit sharing system. In fact, I was surprised to find out that store managers make bigger annual income than many of those with "glamorous" jobs in downtown where you wear power suits! The better your store is doing, the more money you make. Fair and square.

4. My current office job, of course!

FOUR MOVIES I WOULD WATCH OVER AND OVER AND OVER:

1. Legally Blonde. Pretty girls can be smart, AND kindhearted, too!
2. Any adaptation from Jane Austen novels.

3. Devil Wears Prada. (Love love LOVE the clothes!)

4. And I Hate You So. (An old Mandarin movies, starred Kelly Chen and Aaron Kwok)


FOUR PLACES WHERE I HAVE LIVED:

1. Jakarta, Indonesia

2. College Station, Texas, USA

3. Houston, Texas, USA

4. Austin, Texas, USA (Ya ya, I just moved from city to city in Texas during US years)

FOUR TV SHOWS I LOVE TO WATCH:

1. The first season of Ally Mcbeal.

2. Nigella Lawson's cooking shows. (She's beautiful, sexy, she can whip up delicious dishes in minutes, and she eats! What a woman )

3. Kimora Life in The Fab Lane. As much as I think she's annoying, I love her quirkiness, her sense of humor and positiveness. And she prays. ^__^

4. Almost anything and everything on Travel and Living Channel.


FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON VACATION:

1. Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisband, Gold Coast

2. China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou

3. Holyland: Egypt, Israel, Jordan

4. Makati, Philippines

FOUR WEBSITES I VISIT DAILY:

1. Bloglovin
2. Logam Mulia (to check gold bar prices, whether they're up or down. I'm a conservative investor, I invest in gold, property and mutual funds.)

3. Detik (local news website)

4. IDX (Indonesia's stock exchange website, to check stock prices)

FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS

1. Indonesian style fried chicken. I prefer Western to Eastern food, but nothing beats this ultimate favorite food of mine!
2. Anything shrimp dim sum!

3. Good ol' American breakfast: eggs, toasts, hashbrown, pork bacon, orange juice.

4. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:

1. NYC! I dreamed to live there, but never really made any attempts to make it come true. I mean, come on, before graduation I applied for jobs in Dallas and Houston, not in New York!
2. Singapore. For more Christmas shopping... I know, I'm sooo bad...

3. The Isle of Sarks. I've been wanting to go there for vacation, but somehow ended up going some place else. Well, maybe next vacation...
4. Houston. I miss you!!!





FOUR OF MY FAVORITE PERFUMES/ COLOGNES

I don't wear any. Perfume makes me dizzy. However, I love scented body lotion, candles, satchet, and sweet smelling things! My favorite scents are...
1. Jasmine
2. Rose
3. Lavender
4. Green tea

FOUR OF MY FAVORITE MUSICALS

1. Phantom of The Opera. (my all time favorite)

2. Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warriors)

3. Miss Saigon
4. Annie

FOUR FAMOUS PEOPLE I WOULD LOVE TO MEET - DEAD OR ALIVE :

1. Mother Mary. I want to ask her why she said yes to carry baby Jesus and where did she get the courage to do so considering the rigid cultural norm at the time. I mean, she could be stoned to death for alleged adultery because of this pregnancy!

2. Jackie Kennedy Onassis. I want to ask her how she could be so strong and maintain her composure in dealing with an unfaithful husband AND handling the pressure of being a first lady and the center of international media frenzy at such a young age, all without losing her sense of self.
3. Tzu Hsi, Empress Dowager of China. Is power so scintillating to a woman she would sacrifice anything to get and keep it?
4. Queen Esther of The Bible. How did she make herself stand out among all the other women at the palace, without losing her self identity and her faith?

FOUR THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY:

1. Good food.
2. Good book.
3. Good art in any forms: paintings, shows, music, etc.
4. The girlie-girl activities: self-pampering, beauty treatments, and of course, good ol' shopping!
FOUR PEOPLE THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY
1. Myself. (Yep, I have the right and responsibility to make myself happy! Read my happiness post here.)
2. My family.
3. My friends.
4. You, my dear Friends in blogosphere ^__^
Sorry for editing the tag a bit. If not I'm afraid it would be too long

33 comments:

TheSanctuary said...

Amazing photos. I love christmas. It's so exciting.

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kisses

Catherine Au Jong said...

thanks for tagging! see I'm so surprised as well last night it just snowed and it was really light :( wonder why!

love,
Catherine
www.etinology.com

Miss Kwong said...

lovely to know more about u!

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dunia kecil indi said...

wah, aku kena tag! :D aku akan post segera. btw, suka annie juga? ME TOO! her character just too cute to be true :*

Gabriella Eldreen said...

thanks for the lovely comment again :)
r u staying in singapore? lucky !! it must been sale-licious there. LOL

wish I can fly and shop a lot. LOL
I always love christmas. amazing how it cheers everyone's spirit. don't you think so ?

xx

dina vanessa mercado said...

wow..your post made me miss singapore so much! i love orchard road..so many shops! ;) thanks for tagging me..i don't know if I could do such a long post but i'll find time..hehe..kisses!

Karina Dinda R. said...

Great place! Such a great post dear, love it :)

Cheers,
Karina Dinda R. ♥
BLOG | TWITTER | SHOP

Diva In Me said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. You took some great and beautiful pics! =) I've always enjoyed looking at Christmas decorations..

Diana said...

omg I love the city mall lights!! they look so awesomeee <3

AndréiaFSalim said...

Your blog is always so wonderful !!!:)

A great weekend!
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Tere said...

wowww! amazing place and landscape, i really love it honey!

xx

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I love this post finding out so many interesting facts about you.

Sophie A. said...

Thanks for tagging me too!! It will be my next post after the one posted today. I'll let you know! thanks for your comment on ms. angelou's quote. you make a good point. happy sunday!

Its Mine I Made It said...

Woww love your pictures they are amazing.
love alex,
ps. thanks for your lovely comments

follow eachother?? il start
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LOIS said...

great pictures :)
Love Lois xxx

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Ivana said...

What a great post! I´m glad I could learn something more about you :)

xx Ivana

Stop by sometimes :)
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Sidney Salim said...

Great pictures! Orchard looks so bright and festive.

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Laura Go said...

Thank you for the tag, lovely! I love getting to know more about the bloggers I like! I did a post like this a while back, actually, but it's always fun reading through someone else's and comparing!I know you've mentioned living in the US, but I didn't know you lived in Texas! WOW! I have never been because it's too hot for my tastes! hahaha. I also love rewatching the Devil wears Prada. I can't help it-- the clothing just makes me drool! Lovely pictures of Orchard St!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

mirjam schuurkamp said...

so fun to read this all
i love legally blonde 2!

New outfit post;
www.mirfashion.blogspot.com

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Cool pictures!
www.fifthnsixthcloset.com

Fabrizia said...

Nice tag, a cute way to let us know something about you!
Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

Cosa mi metto???

Bonnie said...

I am SO obsessed with "The Devil Wears Prada." I could watch it every day of my life.

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Vivid Virginia said...

Really amazing trip :)

said...

All the lights are so pretty, I love Devil Wears Prada too!

http://www.hsquaredfashion.blogspot.com

cryskay said...

love all the photos & learning a little more about you. xx

just tututiny said...

Lovely photos, I love all the lights!

Great fun facts, so nice to get to know you more. Thanks for linking me! I got this a while back from Wi too ;)

Girlie Blogger said...

Gorgeous pictures and cute post. I had no idea you were in College Station, TX. My cousin went to school there. He liked it very much.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

feH said...

Those are stunning places *_*

http://fehmoda.blogspot.com/

ChiChi81 said...

Hi LeeAnn! First off, thank you so much for your comment. Yes, another tragedy has struck my country, but this time around, my family and I are safe and at a safe distance from where it occurred. It was nearly the same tragedy that struck my city middle of this year, but this one is more awful.

And thank you so much for doing this tag post! It's great to know more about you through this. And whoa, you've been to Makati? That's cool! Haha, I hope you had a great time while you were there. And omgsh... Nigella Lawson is just amazing, isn't she? I am so envious how she maintains her figure...

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holiday, sweetie. Happy Holidays!

Cheers,

Wi
A Single Girl's Musings

Mimi said...

Your vacation sites are incredible! I've never seen I hate you so,,,need to check it out:)

Untje van Wiebs said...

I thought you were not Indonesian -___-"
Salam kenal :)

Sophie A. said...

Aww nice! you'll like NYC and don't worry, you can still entrepreneurial! Just sell stuff you dont need on Ebay :)

Mar said...

Orchard looks lovely this time of the year! Thanks for sharing these photos and some tidbits about yourself, I enjoyed reading all about you. Especially love the retail work side of the story!

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