Tuesday, December 31, 2013

luxurious getaway at Sri Panwa

This is our No. 19 villa at Sri Panwa, on the southeastern tip of Phuket,
amid the hills, overlooking the sea :)

Be sure to request for No. 19, which has one of the best views!

The hall opens straight into our pool...
which we dipped in the moment we woke,
lazing around in the afternoon,
and in the middle of the night :)

The in house sound system piped music to every corner of the villa,
at just the right volume, creating just the right mood.
There was a Chillout Lounge playlist, Bossa playlist, Sunset playlist.... perfect for every mood.

I think the music tripled the feel good factor of our holiday for sure.
We tried to rip the music off the iPod but there was no way... :(

We fell in love with Lisa Ekdahl on this trip..

In fact I even tried googling to see if  I could find the music at Sri Panwa,
and it is found!!!

Not exactly a good replica of the playlist at the Villa,
but it's an interesting eclectic mix of songs :)

Our view from the poolside pavilion

Lunch at our pavilion - beef salad, sashimi, tomyumgoong!!!

Our jacuzzi bathtub with a cutout window and stained glass accents

Private sundeck chairs we never had the time to use :p

We while away in the pool and caught this before leaving for dinner...
a perfectly framed sunset.

This is Baba Poolclub :)

We headed back to our pool again in the evening...

Morning dip in the pool...

Perfect weather framed for posterity

When Mother Nature puts up the most spectacular light show....
We rushed to Baba's Nest just in time, which boasted the #1 sunset view in Phuket!

Here's a distorted 360 degree view

which you can view in full glory using this immersive viewer - http://www.dermandar.com/p/dbczSe

Taken by DMD panorama app, one of the best apps for panoramic photos! 

It was a square platform surrounded by an infinity pool and the endless sea,
and we had the best seats in the house!

It's times like these when we feel so small in front of Mother Nature...
that our problems seem to fade away...

We woke early the next morning, donned our tights and headed straight to the highlight of our trip,
a healthy pre-breakfast yoga session by the sea!


And we headed for a hearty breakfast after -
Freshly made chocolate chip and banana pancakes that i had 2 servings of!

Eggs benedict and truffle sauce


French toast and waffles, breakfast of champions.

We made our guide take photos of us while we pretended to be calendar girls

Ended off the trip with another spa session...
"Plead chood body scrub and wrap naka..."

They smelt so yummy we almost wanted to eat them!
Coffee chocolate scrub, ginger scrub, green tea scrub....
Aloe vera gel wrap, clay wrap.... etc...

We share our lives, our dreams, our past and our future... 
Looking forward to our next getaway ^__^

Monday, December 16, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

6 Christmas Gift Ideas

1. Reactiv Personal Training Trial

Give the gift of health!
Get in shape for the New Year as we feast during the holiday season!

I have been training with Reactiv for almost a year now,
on weekly sessions!

They can workout anytime, anywhere,
using resistance bands and body weight training.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Almost Is Never Enough ~ Kewei X Sezairi

I loved this song the moment I heard it... And I wanted to cover it. 
It's been a while since we had something so old fashionably melodious, oozing with melisma, and so sweet it's almost cheesy. 

The first person I thought would suit this duet to a T was Sezairi, and I've never really worked with him, except meeting him a couple of times at events. 

So This happened:

Shunji Matsuo hair show!

This is my first hair show and it's not just the hair I'm showcasing, I'm performing!

All thanks to my sponsor Shunji Matsuo!

The master Shunji-san himself working my hair!

Channeling some Amy Winehouse here...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Zenchi for Digital Fashion Week

I can always spot Zenchi's dresses from a mile away. 

One piece of cloth draped and styled, in a way only a master can, and a beautiful structured dress is created. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

what i have been up to...

i've been working on my upcoming album
and it's going to be a full Mando pop album!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

powerslim at the spa artisan :)

my usual training routine is nothing intense -
it's a once-a-week circuit training with Reactiv,
with some jogs or gym sessions scattered in the week if i'm feeling motivated.

during circuit training, 
we do full body workouts with resistance bands,
toning arms and legs, abs!!! and building strength and stamina :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

falling in love... with 2ne1

so we really wanted to upgrade my home made Youtube videos
but I still wanted to keep it as a one-take.
No miming,
everything real-time, one take.

It's not perfect, but I really enjoyed recording and practising for this with guitarist Clarence Chung! :)
Big thanks to Roland and his video team from Sync Studios :)


Friday, June 7, 2013


In our era of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG - in fact we have to move so fast we don't even have time to say all four words), fast moving media, fast moving cars and trains and planes, craftsmanship has long been sidelined.

It is an outdated and dying professional trait,
because it's too much work, too little gain.

When we do business, it's all about scalability.
Can we scale this? Can we lower our costs and maximise economies of scale?
Can I earn enough money so I can retire by 35?

ive never watched anything in the last few years with so much intensity and amazement,
that left me spellbound as this 18min video.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

i'm addicted to social media

you know you are when you google " addicted to social media".

it's the first thing i check when i wake up, bleary-eyed,
trying to kickstart my brain in the morning.
it's the last thing i check before i sleep, scrolling through tweets, instagram pictures.

when my lunch/dinner date leaves for the toilet mid-meal, i reach for my phone immediately and subconsciously.

when i stop at a red light, i reach for my phone immediately.

i don't know, maybe someone emailed me about asking me to act in a Hollywood movie and i had to reply within 5 minutes or my chance is over, you know?

i'm sure i'm not the only one.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

social media overkill

So I was at the Social Star Awards earlier and it was such a mega event,
at the end of the night I felt overwhelmed and half-deaf (partly due to the acoustics at the MBS theatre that just wasn't meant for Aerosmith, LMFAO and Psy. )

Friday, May 24, 2013



I've neglected my Youtube for a long time, 
and I miss my Wednesday Wideos!

Since I no longer sing anywhere regular, I do think I owe it to myself and you guys :)
a regular Wednesday Wideo is in order!

Thanks to Episene for the knitted cape dress
SNAP Productions for the video
and The Loft for the venue


Monday, May 13, 2013

starting now...

Start-Up! 创 was recently on Channel U,
starring Rebecca Lim, Tay Ping Hui, Kate Pang and Zhang Zhen Huan...

I was fortunate to meet the very passionate and dedicated director Phillip Lim who roped me into this project.

Drama theme songs are usually churned out in a very efficient manner,
but for this one, it was really the brainchild of Phillip and his trusted music partner Jonichiro Takahashi, and me! :)

Phillip related this story of entrepreneurship and suspense to me while the drama was still in its editing process, and showed me the trailer way before it was properly done.

We also had several sessions of brainstorming for the musical style and direction before we confirmed the melody, and the arrangement was also tweaked several times!

I was tasked with the lyrics, and we also wanted to include some English words in it for the urban touch.

This story was about challenges in entrepreneurship, and had to be inspirational, so we eventually decided on a cinematic soundscape that sounded waaay bigger than for TV :)

Starting Now
U 频道 《创!》 主题曲 (Channel U's Start Up Theme Song)
Music: Jonichiro Takahashi
Lyrics: Tay Kewei

同样的悔过    同样的脆弱    共同的脉搏
不要再等候    不要再懦弱    命运自己掌握

多少眼泪    多少痛       
多少梦    被遗忘在其中
只要努力    就值得拥有

开创新的以后        下定决心    就绝不退缩
勇闯未来的梦        相信自己    就放手一搏
Starting now    热血    带领我    冒险

同样的借口    同样的节奏    时间不停留
现在是时候    现在就行动     不向现实低头

Repeat Prechorus, Chorus
下一刻    会走到    终点

Repeat Chorus

You can buy the single on iTunes here :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

<真善美> ~ Don't Stop Believing 我们等你

its always exciting to be part of drama theme songs,
because the characters and stories lend so much depth and meaning to the songs,
and it reaches out to so many more people,
not just through the radio,
but through TV as well!

it was great to be featured on Channel 8's highest rated/viewed drama of 2012,
Don't Stop Believing! 我们等你!
Featuring Felicia Chin, Kimberley Chia, Ian Fang, Edwin etc...

 During the Meet & Greet ^ _ ^

thanks to Zenchi for this cute dress!

Here's the drama theme song 真善美

Featuring Chriz Tong 薇恩as well!

You can purchase this song from iTunes here :)

Music and Lyrics by Colin Qi and Jack Lim





This theme song was also nominated as Best Drama Theme Song for Star Awards 2013!
Thanks to Colin and Jack who created this song :)

It was my first time attending the Star Awards, and it was great meeting all my old friends!
with my bestie Einein <3 br="">

with Lesheng, old friend for more than 10 years!
He won the Best Drama Theme Song as best lyricist!

 和Felicia Chin一起过马路

 with Belinda, gorgeous and lovely host and actress who won 3 awards!

 with Chongqing, best host (to me!)

Big thanks to BEBE for the dress
Fanny from Shunji Matsuo (Ngee Ann City Branch) for the hair
Jyue Huey from Makeup Room for the makeup
Bimba and Lola for the accessories (my metal bangles)
and Surrealist Love Scene for the Irregular Choice heels!

Thanks to Surrealist Love Scene for this gorgeous pair of Irregular Choice heels,
you can get them from http://www.wearto.com :)


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