Thursday, May 10, 2012

I close my eyes to see it better

So today I went to collect my loots from Taobao. For the uninitiated, it is a wonderland/haven/treasure trove of goodies, runway-inspired clothing etc etc. for a fraction of the price. Everything is amazing until you realise the only caveat is that everything is in Chinese... Yeah. They're all Made in China but the quality is comparable to normal retail/online shops, especially if you know where to get your stuff.

Here's 1/5 of what I got: Bunny Ninja pouch for my Fujifilm Instax (yeah, justifying my purchases), $4
Minty iPhone cover $3
Yellow ribbon iPhone 'hole protector' (lol) $0.80
Circle shades $3

Yup, flea market prices.



Cutest bow 'hole protector' for my iPhone! I have absolutely no idea what that is supposed to be called.


Today I also got drenched in the rain and splashed from top to toe by a passing, no wait, zooming car. It was like a wave from the sea hit me.

I also read and re-read Seventeen by Colin Cheong again and again. Just realised that I was 17 when I randomly pulled this book out from my school library. It was thinner than the others, so I figured why not give it a shot. Then, so many beautiful phrases. A moving, poignant story of life in a Junior College in Singapore. I cried, because I could relate to so much. And my favourite sentences are those that I photoshopped a highlight on above.

Because memories are not exactly how things were. Sometimes we add, dramatise or block out some images. Photos are exact moments of our memories. Which is an irony because they can be the most tangible yet intangible at the same time. But as long as we can make the best out of what we have, those memories would be beautiful, no matter what.


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56 comments:

  1. halo , i'm your new followers , my pleasure if you want to follow me back :)

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  2. Loved a look and colorss.
    Kisses

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  3. waw, amazing blog :)

    like the part of "meaning of life too" :)

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    follow each other maybe?

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  4. love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  5. love the glasses! so cute.

    thanks for your lovely comment btw. :)

    xoxo
    min

    www.eenieminnie.com

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  6. Love your buys! i got the same iphone case for 8 bucks from gmarket. Damn, feel so cheated now. So going to check out taobao! i'm happy that my comment helps.:) i can understand how army will be an issue, how long more does he have to go? xx

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    1. next March! but by then i'll be gone. hehe the mint on the case is lovely right? but it looks better on the white iPhone :)

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  7. Cute blog ! Mind following each other ? And yes in Blog loving too' since I'm new there ! We can be fan in look book as well (: Loves .

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  8. Love this outfit! The colorful purse is so great! And thank you so much for your comment and follow on my blog! I am now following you back with pleasure!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for your comment! :D No, I haven't heard it yet :) But I'll go check it out soon!

    I love the pink crop :D

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  10. I love your sunglasses! And your outfit is so lovely:)Xx

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  11. Love your outfit and the bag! (:

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  12. hi¡¡ Lovely blog¡¡¡ I like so much¡¡ New follower¡¡ I invite you to my blog¡¡ xoxo

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  13. Wow where did you get that bag in the last photo? I love it.. ^^ Also, that phone bow thing is so cute!

    www.iwastakenbysurprise.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. it's from Malaysia love :) some random store but I'm sure you can find it from Bangkok, Thailand too :

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  14. What a lovely outfit! And your bag is beautiful!!XX Kirsten

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  15. Aw, girl you are adorable!
    I love your purchases (whoa, the prices are amazing - want those sunglasses!) and the highlighted phrase in your book. So true <3
    Plus, your amazing outfit at the end! Love the pink lace top. So cute.
    I'm definitely following you, and I'm fanning you on Lookbook too!
    Hope we can follow/fan each other haha :)

    Trendy Teal

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  16. Hello dear,
    maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with GFC or via bloglovin? or even both?

    wolffashion.blogspot.com

    have a nice day!
    gV

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  17. hallo , thanks for following me but can you try to follow me again , because there's no your name in my followers list :)

    thanks before

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    1. Oh I just checked! Followed you already, hope it's okay now :)

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  18. I really like your writing style and your knack for finding eclectic items (can't believe they were so cheap too). Defs following you x misstea & co.

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  19. i love your outfit and all your finds. they're so cheap but don't look cheap hahaha! the hole protector is the cutest!
    and yes, i did stand on the rooftop :) stay tune for the complete set of the picture ;)

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  20. heyyy i shop in taobao too... it's only too sad that i don't have my own account and cant open one as i dont have a china bank account... grr.. how do u buy since i saw you're from singapore?
    anyway, i love your outfit and the new purschases!!

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  21. thank you for your kind comment. your blog is pretty and you're gorgeous. i would love to follow each other and i'll look forward to reading your blog xxx

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  22. Hi Jing Qi thank you for dropping by my blog. ^_^ You have such pretty blog and pics! Love your girlie outfit and that cute bag! Following you now...
    xoxo,
    Indira
    cherietmoi.blogspot.com

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  23. Omg, I love your bag, you look so chic!!

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  24. your loot looks awesome, i especially love your round shades! looks like you managed the website ok, even if it is in chinese haha :)

    love your look too! i like how you layered the pink shirt over the white one, it adds something extra to the whole outfit

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  25. AMazing sunnies and iphone accessories!!great blog bytheway!Count me as your newest GFC follower!!!!!!
    xoxo
    Dena
    Style LimeLight

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  26. Awesome pictures! I love love love your outfit! The pink adds the perfect pop of color and your bag is so cuuute! I want one!

    :)
    xx

    daydream frenzy

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  27. Love the outfit! Just joined your site :)
    Care to join mine?

    xoxo

    Bolang-Kristal

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  28. where is that bag from? i love it!
    now following u C: hpe u can too.

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    1. It's from Malaysia :) followed you back too :)

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  29. cute photos:) mind to follow back?

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  30. I love the bag amazing also the blog if you like we can follow each other
    http://rfoudeh.blogspot.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/feed/blog/3712997

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  31. definitely know what you mean about taobao! price is amazing :)

    thanks for visiting my blog and left me a comment :) and thanks so much for following me! will follow back~

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  32. I love that bow protector thing. Aw its so adorable..ebay-ing one as of this moment!

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  33. I love your outfit!!

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    xoxo

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  34. Great photos and lovely bag! i've followed you back (:

    natzcracker

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  35. Nice style you have got...
    Love the pink top you wore!
    I'm currently studying in Singapore.. It's a nice country and nice for shopping :D

    Follow my blog at
    www.arikayasmine.blogspot.com

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  36. Wow, very nice photos! I like this post so much!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win a $100 gift voucher on Urban Outfitters

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  37. I already started following you :), can you tell me how to have a gfc i'm still new at this.

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  38. your blog is great!
    do you want to follow each other?

    xxx
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  39. really great- ;)
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
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  40. beautiful girl xxx such lovely images

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  41. love your look and your iphone case looks like ice cream to me haha!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  42. Love this look :)
    Cute blog, maybe we could follow each other? :D
    http://blissfulbeautyxox.blogspot.co.nz/

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  43. i love the quote... it struck me! btw, i love your bag!
    :)
    http://curiouschup.blogspot.com/

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  44. Love this bag - BTW, I am following you on GFC, would you like to follow back? Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Style-Delights on Bloglovin

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  45. Really love this outfit..
    Maybe we could follow each other ;)
    xxx,
    Ele.

    fashion-costume.blogspot.com

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