Friday, July 20, 2012

Our Staycation at Fairmont Hotel & Resort

Hello readers! its me updating my blog again

I guess it would be a good idea for me to type out my thoughts here as i have been feeling so confused recently because i did not have any goals at least in the next few years.
I was not sure whether this was the job that i really want, even though i have been working for quite sometime at the hotel now, sometimes i feel blessed because i don't have to work office hours like majority do, having morning or afternoon shift is not that bad actually.
i can sleep in if i have afternoon shift or late noon shift instead of the boring 9 to 5pm office job.
I was fortunate to graduate from polytechnic and securing a job immediately as i was offered a supervisory position the moment i completed my internship.
I was not sure what i want to do next, and most of us follows the standard flow, where everyone starts to enroll in a university to pursue a degree because everyone say, you need to have a degree to
progress faster.
But i shall see how it goes because i have no idea what i want to study if i were to pursue a degree for now. I am pretty busy nowsdays because i work 6 days per week, which means i have also lesser time to meet up with my friends because i do work long hours especially when we have a shortage of manpower, we have to do OT, so sometimes i could be working morning shift and afternoon shift that last all the way till 11pm. so before i go for work, i don't see the sun and by the time i end work, i still do not see the sun at all! hahaha.
which most of them told me that i have become fairer compared to the past,i was so tanned last time!
Working in a hotel do have some of its perks, such as my recent staycation with JY and JJ.
JY works in the same hotel as me, but as front office agent while i work in the housekeeping dept.
So she managed to book for us a high rise floor room! and we are able to book it for staff rate so it was quite worthwhile as we co-pay for the room, and there was 3 of us!

she wanted to try out the SIA recruitment interview, initially she was not confident that she would be eligible, but i told her to try so at least even if you did not manage to get in, at least you try instead of thinking, what if, like what if i went for the interview and i managed to get in?
Its very unpredictable, we are so young and it won't hurts to just try your luck!
so i told her i would help her with her makeup to prep her for the interview the next day!
this was the bathroom area, actually this north tower is quite old already, south tower is more nicer because it was just renovated, but there has been some news that they are renovating north tower soon, even though north tower room are more spacious than the one in south tower.

this was the bedroom area,

all these photos was taken by Jieying because i had to work and was working in the morning shift so i simply went back to my locker to change out of my uniform after work before i head back to the room no she told me to meet them in the room! hahaha.

the hotel provide turndown service and i think the front office requested for an extra bed to be send to the room, when we came back after having our dinner etc, our room has been turndown and everything was cleared etc.
i check all these rooms everyday that finally i am able to rest in the bed and stay like a guest!

our hotel from the room, i am used to seeing these views everyday that it feel normal to me. haha
the view is more spectacular at night.

the swimming pool in the hotel, we wanted to swim but it was drizzling so we had to give it a miss.

some other facilities that is available in the hotel,
most of the times, i am very sleepy, and i would sleep my way in the train from my home to my workplace station before taking rebound train back at marina bay
so i was glad i don't have to travel back at least for that day!
We went to Marina Square to see what we can do, but we decided to have our dinner first because i was so hungry by then,
we went to this place called, Mr Curry, this very big "mantou" standing in front of the restaurant.

Jieying wanted to take a photo with it but she was so shy, so..

this was the tomato omelette rice, in simplified term because i forgot the original name.

they was not hungry so they ordered some dessert instead!
this was jieying's,

we played pool after that because there wasn't any good movies that we wanted to watch,
JY was not good at this so we was teaching her how to play,
i am not good at myself but i do still managed to hit the ball in sometimes!

after our pool session, we went to carrefour at suntec to see what we can buy back to the hotel to munch in case we get hungry later in the night.
when we returned back to our room later, we was surprised that there was chocolates delivered to our room!

usually this is only given to the VIPS but i think JY's colleague was being nice by sending these to our room!
it has not been easy for us to meet as often as we used to when we was studying together,
JJ has to serve NS and both of us was lucky enough to work in the same hotel, so sometimes we do happen to pop into each other, but it is still quite rare la.
but i am glad we are still keeping in contact with each other!
we was chatting throughout the night, and JJ was asking what time should we wake up tomorrow as he wanted to set his alarm clock to 6am, but JY say she is only waking up at 6.15am, which got me asking him, if she is waking at 6.15am, why is he setting his morning call at 6am?
because we are not the one going for the interview eh.
i set my alarm clock at 6.30am and i told them not to wake me up before 6.30am, even if its was 6.25am because i am super deprived of sleep! so that 5minute is very important to me!
but JJ was kidding that he shall wake me at 6.25am which i retorted back immediately that,
i will only wake up at 635am then. hahaha to make up for the 5min difference.
both of them got up early morning, bath and prepared etc while i only woke up like 7am when they tried to wake me up to have breakfast with them, initially i told them to go ahead as i wanted to sleep in longer and its okay for me to sleep alone in the room.
the bed is so comfortable!
HAHAHA but they insisted to drag me with them, so i got no choice but to get up eventually to have breakfast with them.
and its so funny when JY mentioned t o JJ that, "she will scold us on twitter later for waking her up from her sleep!
my breakfast on that day.

before that, Poon and JY's two other colleague came over to our room to find her as they was staying in the hotel as well and they was also heading to SIA recruitment day,
so i thought if she have extra company, i don't have to accompany her because i think it will be a long waiting day at SIA.
i became Jieying's advisor by guiding her how she supposed to wear, her hairdo and i bought her some fake eyelashes that looks quite natural.
her colleague was rather impatient as she was rushing JY to head off to the interview even though we was still eating which kind of irritate me, i mean if she want to go first, just go ahead, but she didn't really spare a thought for others who are still eating, JJ had only one plate and not sure if he doesn't want to hold JY up and mentioned that he is full already just so that JY can go off with her colleague.
later on, i heard she got eliminated during the interview.
OOTD for Jieying to go for her interview!

when she goes off after that, i got the natural instinct that she probably might be able to get in,
being tall is one of her plus point i think, because tall girls wearing the kebaya looks so pretty and i could pretty much visualise her in it!
she wanted to wear a blazer but i told her she is fine as she is dressed now,
later on, when i was at home and received her text that she managed to pass the first round!
i was so happy for her! haha at least she pass the first round and hopefully she get into the next round!
till then!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My 21st Birthday Party @Treehouse villa, PART 2

Hello readers! So here goes, my 21st birthday party celebration post part 2.
This purple banner was given to me by Kraven on the day of my party, i wanted a backdrop to take photos but i was lazy during all the preparation until Kraven was being totally random and called me when i was doing my hair at the salon one day and ask if i would like to get one as she can help me to do the banner which i was more than happy to say 'Yes i want!' So i send her a few favourite photos of myself before she get her staff to print it on the banner as her family run the printing business.
Thanks for giving this to me for free too!

As mentioned in my previous post, we checked in to Treehouse villa on friday and the party was on saturday, so mummy and olm woke up early morning to start preparing some of the foods required for the BBQ, my cousins came over to stay too and everyone was helping to blow all the balloons for the decor. Especially, Qianci, Elliott and his gf.

I was getting busy by afternoon as most of my friends was trying to check with me the exact location as they was reaching the place but couldn't find the exact location. 

 This was my guestbook for my friends to sign at the party
My first few guests was Michelle and her bf, Jeant, Zaiwei, Brant & Yong seng. It was still early before everyone turned up at the party, so Michelle and i went to the garden area to take some photos! Before that we took some polaroid shots photo to hang at one of the corner. 

My makeup was done by Kai. Thank god he managed to reached on time!

 Michelle's bf help to take photos for us as our photographer. Haha

 Some candid shots.

It was not long before i went back to our unit as my mum called me to inform me that the catering is here for the set up, I ordered for 30 pax as i was not sure the actual number of turn-outs as i was afraid most of my friends might not turned up so i thought 30 pax was a safe number since we had tons of BBQ foods as well. 
Buffet setup done!

I ordered Neo Garden catering as they was well known for their quality of the good. The actual turnout was higher than what i had expected, foods was running out fast when my guests start arriving, i didn't even had much time to eat because i was busy running around, checking on my friend and ensuring everyone don't feel too awkward during the party. As i had many different small clique of friends attending my party but there's only me.

I was feeling apologetic to Jean and Zaiwei as i couldn't entertain everyone during the party especially when all my friends came at different timing.

Sammie, Keeteng,Kraven,Karin and Jiayee attended my party.
they was so funny when i saw them standing outside the unit but they didn't enter because they was not sure if they got the correct unit as it was really very crowded at that time.

 Posing for a group photo! 

i hope everyone enjoy themselves during the party and i am just so sorry if i have not been a good host. i rent the carrom and mahjong in advance just in case anyone want to play.

with Jean, luckily managed to take some photos with her during the party.

this was the polaroid section which i bought 100 polaroid films to give out to everyone who wish to take home one of these polaroid film photos during the party!

Each guest who take photo with me will get one while and i will keep the other one!They can paste the polaroid shots on my guestbook and for them to write any well-wishes etc.
just for memories purpose!
balloons shot

theme was purple and thus most of the balloons are purple too!

and more

them being goofy when it was their turn for me to take photo with them,
Many of them was excited to check out my birthday cake that was delivered to the villa, and this was my birthday cake!

It actually a key shape and i had special customisation which is to add chocolate with fudge,

we also ordered the fruit tarts that was also delivered together with the cake,

The fruit tarts was nice as well!

We brought all the sparkling juice, wine etc

it was something like this!
its a bit blur.

I love how colourful and appealing the fruit tarts look when they have different fruits topping,
i had mango pudding and beancurd for my guests that was make by olm and mum!
like i say, there is simply too many food!

everyone snatched up the beancurd and pudding fast, many of them love the texture of the beancurd and comparing the quality is almost the same like lao ban beancurd.

So finally we had the cake cutting session after my dad came back from work on that day,
our family photo before the cake cutting!

We had the jello shots as well even though they say the vodka was not that strong.

We had cocktails served at the other table after we was distributing the cake to everyone, the cocktail was really good that i help myself a few cup afterthat. haha

the area they prepared the cocktails. HAHA

Photo taking with my little cousin after most of my friends left, my eye was kinda red which i think because i was exhausted. haha

and i was laughing as i scroll through the photos that kraven and the clique was taking when i didn't have the time to use the camera,

HAHAHA apparently they already posed before my cake cutting session, which was damm hilarious!
but they are quite good at posing too!

so funny and cute one!
I had to gather everyone down at the table for my cake cutting session as many of them was scattered either at level 1 or level 2, and that awkward moment when your friends starts to sing the birthday song for you and you don't know what to do? hahaha.
so i force some of my friends to stand beside me so that i won't feel so paiseh, you know standing alone at the table. hahaha

group by group of phototaking!
my smile was stiff already. HAHAHA
thanks for coming!

blur shot :(


the grandeur group which got neglected by me probably the most because i left them playing mahjong while i was busy entertaining the others and its just so funny when i had eye contact with john and he was eyeing me like he wanted to kill me which i immediately ask them "hey lets take a photo!" 
Hahaha and that was when he say" just now we sit here from 6pm to 9pm and you finally noticed us!
It was in a joking kind of tone but i try to entertain then later on. Haha
These babes arrived later as usual (late ftw)
But it was ok because i wouldnt be able to entertain them earlier anyway.

They cane with amin,iqbal, erdie and ziwei.
They can only eat the BBQ foods which i think they dont mind because it was like nearing midnight already when they came!

This was us taking photo with Amin and the girls,didnt take with the guys as they was helping to BBQ the foods. Its free and easy!

I had lots of mutual friends even though they belong to different clique.
Yong seng was telling me that i had alot of poly friends who turned up for the party, this was because i really met lots of new friends during poly compared to secondary schools. I was able to get along wih them compared to the girls in sec sch , sometimes there are certain people you cannot click no mattar how you tried to,but i guess students who study the hospitality course are generally quite friendly and sociable so i was able to meet new people and make lots of friends during poly! and there were so many pretty ladies in my party! haha 

Besides that i have some colleagues,gaming friends who turned up at the party as well

my uncle who asked his followers to bring alot of wines,drinks snacks to the villa when we check in. 
Chanel and kiwi came to the party as well even though they came much later in the party. Really appreciate the effort to travel all the way down to changi just to attend my party!  

My cousins who came to attend the party as well.

I was still hanging out with amin,iqbal, erdie , aizat and the girls but i was very tired already,the party lasted all the way till 2am, and i went to shower etc, but my gang of E35E was still around chit chatting, i think they enjoying staying at this chalet compared to those that we have stayed previously, i got very sleepy afterthat so i thought i shall go back to the room to rest awhile before i head down to the living room, but i think i fall asleep once i hit the bed and i think they only left in the morning which was 7am because amin came up to the room to wake me up to lock the door for them.
I was still in my dream land that i thought he was cracking a joke on me when its already morning! 

Some of the polaroid shots that i had collected at the party!

For those who was not able to attend my party like PC as she had POP on saturday came on sunday just to wish me happy birthday and a gift for me,which i feel its the sincerity that counts and i really appreciate it!
Some of my colleague from hotel came and attend the party as they managed to get early shift instead and i received a birthday card from the hotel colleagues even though they cannot attend on the day itself.

Some gifts that i received from my friends!

this was given to me from michelle. So cute the birthday card!

Chanel Perfume!

Received this from sufi, jj and jy
And its actually a giorgio armani perfume!
I love the scent!

and this was given to me from zolene!

All the presents + angbaos that i received from everyone!
So the next day,we had BBQ session which was just a relaxing session with my parents, uncle and some close friends who wants to come again or have stay over at the unit.
Pc who came on sunday night wanted to stay for awhile before leaving even though i asked if she want to stay over because most of the things was shifted back to our house and no one is staying at the villa on sunday night except qianci and me,but i think she was so tired she fall asleep at the sofa because it was quite cosy!
So she ended up spending one night with us as it was late already and she decided not to go home! Haha.

Us taking photo in the bedroom.
The entire villa only had 3 of us which was quite empty and it was that moment i realised its the people that mattars no mattar how good you love the place, if there is no one to share it with you, it is meaningless.

We sleep in this bed while qianci had another room to herself for the night, we was chatting and she told me of her encounters and experience in NS after she signed on as a regular!
It was fun to listen to her story before we both fall back to sleep after that.

Before that we went to play in the sunken bath too!

she had to leave early morning the next day so qianci and i packed our stuff before checking out and that pretty summarised my 4D3N at treehouse villa.
till then!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My 21st Birthday Party Celebration @Treehouse Villa PART 1.

Hello readers, this post will be on my 21st birthday party celebration held last week at Treehouse Villa @ Changi! We was assigned the Elok unit upon check in. I was doing some research online on suitable venue to host my party when i chanced upon other blogger booking this place. This resort is not open for public to book and cater only for SAF/NS regulars. Due to the overwhelming responses ever since this area was just newly renovated, it was not easy to get one of those unit and balloting is needed to see if you are lucky to get it!

Thanks to my cousin, i was able to use the treehouse villa as my venue for my birthday party! We was staying for 4D3N, check in on friday and checking out on monday, the party was held on a saturday. So once the venue has been settled, i went on to do the remaining planning such as ordering catering, sending invitations out to my friends, preparing more food for my guests on the actual day, ordering my birthday cake etc. Most of the expenses is solely paid for by myself and i am proud of it! Since i had already started working and getting a steady income monthly, my colleague was so sweet to pass me a birthday cake after knowing that i was having a party and he couldn't attend so he asked his wife to bake a cake for me!

 I am truly blessed.

So on friday when we was due to check in, Elliott and his gf came over to my house to help out with moving all the stuffs required to move to treehouse villa. It was so funny because we had 3 to 4 cars coming inside the designated carpark to unload the stuff and we had to inform the guard they was not staying for long before they open the gantry as each unit is only allocated a parking lot. Everyone was helping out for the party! My aunt and my mum's friends was being so helpful as they help my mum with the preparation of all the BBQ foods and making sure it's sufficient for the party the next day. It was a heartwarming scene when you get to see your family gathering around to help out. The unit that we check in was a 2 bedroom unit.

Instead of key, they given us keycard that you can tap at the sensor to unlock the door.
BBQ Pit area outside the unit.

I was greeted by the familiar scent of lemongrass when we entered, the aircon was already turned on for us and it looks simply fantastic inside!

The place is huge! It was 2 storey, they had a open concept kitchen, and complimentary snacks and drinks + 1 bag of ice cube for us upon check in. We were given one pack of charcoal as and the unit provide us the essential items such as the grill, fire starter etc.

This was the dining area

 Next, we went to check out the level 1 bathroom! Their bathroom is spacious as well!

Beside the bathroom, there was another door that will lead you to the 'sunken bath'

The sunken bath was kid's favourite as they get to play with the waters and it was quite popular with my friends when they turned up for my party as the whole place get crowded and this was another area they could sit down and chit chat etc.
There was even a backyard!
 They have more stools and more chairs as well as an indoor BBQ pit area if it do rains, that area is more for guests who would like to smoke because the entire unit prohibit smoking 
Before i forgot, they have mahjong tables available in their utility room, and more chairs so it has everything that you need for a gathering. You just need to bring your own mahjong tiles or you can rent it at their office, beside mahjong there were others games available for rent too.
 Next, we went to check out the lvl 2 which was the bedroom area!

 One of the bedrooms, by now if you do realised, the whole unit has a purple theme, and it happen to be my favorite color too! Even the lampshade cover comes in purple. Haha, so at level 2, there were TV mounted at the wall so that you can also sit on the bed and watch tv if you are lazy to head down.

I forgot to take the other bedroom photo, the other room has a queen size and a single sized bed, as well as the foldable mattress so more than enough to accommodate more than 4 people i guess?
Both bedroom have a common balcony and this is so cool!

 Our scenary view of the entire treehouse villa.

  Dressing table in the room.
This was the level 2 bathroom which is equally spacious, would be perfect if they had bathtub too! Since they had so much space! I was falling in love with this place. heh 

While in the unit, they had many channels that you can simply nua at the sofa to watch movies/shows without stepping out of the villa. Maybe it was due to the fact that they had just newly renovated the whole place but this place was so comfortable during our stay!

Qianci came to find us in the afternoon bringing this two standing balloons as my birthday gift. Haha, it was the elephant and little terrier!

 Me playing with little terrier because at some point of time, everyone almost see it as a real dog because it looks too real. 

We was just playing around with all the balloons etc. Didn't even realised it's all blurry shots!

I guess i shall end for now, next post will be more details of my party! 
Till then.