Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today Singapore bids farewell to our founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Like many people of my generation, I have never cared about politics or political figures. I can barely name 10 of the existing ministers. Over the past one week, I've watched documentaries, short clips and read articles about Singapore's progress under the leadership of Mr Lee and I must say it hit me hard that I've taken everything Singapore has provided me for granted. I have never found any reason to be unsatisfied being a Singaporean but neither do I feel that there is anything to boast about my country or my citizenship. 

"The grass is always greener on the other side, they say."

I would not deny that I have always imagined a life out of this country, how great it would be to live somewhere else bigger, prettier and less humid. The passing of Mr Lee had made me realised that there is no where else I wanna call home. I did not know that I would feel such intense sadness for my country. Neither do I know that there is a patriotic Singaporean in me. The more I read/see, the more sensitive I became and the easier I tear up over articles and the most recent Eulogy by friends and family of Mr Lee. I have just only came to understand what this man had done for my country and of course myself because I'm part of Singapore. I could not believe that one would do so much for the people of his country. For that THANK YOU and I would forever remember the man that given up his life for a successful Singapore.

On Saturday 28th March 2015, the Philharmonic Winds & Philharmonic Youth winds organised a band tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew who started the Band movement. Musicians from all walks of life, different age groups came together to play the National Anthem. I am proud to be part of it.

new wave

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

There are questions I can't end~

Riding a new wave on my own. Being in the industry for quite some time, I love how I could experiment with things and how I was given opportunities. Meeting different people and learning things that I never thought I would. Joining a company two years back so I could spent more time with a friend was an experience. There are good times and there are not so good times. There are  beautiful memories carved over these two years that will forever hold a place in my heart. The decision to leave after two years was not because of disputes or unhappiness. But rather I was not being able to surrender to the terms and conditions. I was not willing to take directions. I direct myself.

A right choice? A wrong choice? Or rather, none.

get there

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Everyday I wake up reminding myself that time is running out and I'm not using time to it's fullest. Though I do not want to admit but I'm really pretty exhausted. And so, I will not quit and I will get there.

As a man sow, shall he reap and I know talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory. 

Bob Marley



Thursday, March 19, 2015

I'm thrilled to announced my first work trip of the year! Heading to Hong Kong this time, though HK have never been in my list for vacations because it felt like Singapore in many ways but this time round a friend is bringing me to other parts of HK to explore the not so touristy places and nearer closer to nature. If time permits, I'd like to visit Macau as well. That said, calling out to all advertisers, advertorial slots are now open! 

For enquires or booking of slots, mail me at

** All advertorial items have to reach me by the 1st Apr 2015 (its not a joke) **


sudio: klang

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Are you one of those that are very particular with the sounds that your ear piece/ ear phones could offer? Well, I'm definitely one! While some of you might not be that picky with the sounds but everyone would most likely have a preferred sound range. The bass, mid tones or high tones. To me, there is nothing as a perfect earpiece, all of them have their own pros and cons. It is up to one to determine which characteristics is more important.
Recently Sudio, a sweden lifestyle brand had sent me a very sleek and minimal ear piece. The Klang series that I have is made specially for apple products. I've tested it out with the other few earpieces that I already owned to differentiate its clarity and balance. I will not name the brands and these are solely base on my personal opinions. 
I usually listen to classical pieces to test the sound range of a earpiece as I feel a classical piece has a full range of sounds orchestrated by an entire orchestra and that would be a fairer judgement.
The sound produced by Sudio's KLANG earpiece has a very controlled sound, a nice mid tone. Not so much on the bass and higher tone but that would also mean no blaring high pitch sound. I would say the sound proof is pretty good and kudos to the very clean and sleek design. The earphones allows you to answer calls and adjust the volume with the three buttons sited in a nice sleek rectangle. It comes with a handy pouch as well for easy storage.
Now it comes down to the price where many of us are concerned, sudio makes these elegant earphones that provides pretty good sounds  for a third of what they would cost in retail.
The sudio KLANG earphones are really stylish and definitely could go with my outfits. It also looks extra pretty with it's gold elements with my gold iPhone which I have not taken a photo of it yet.
Sudio is providing all my readers a 15% discount with the code "valerie15". 
They provide FREE worldwide shipping as well! For more information on price, colour and design, do click on the links provided below.