Friday, August 31, 2012

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I am trying my luck here. Here's a task for me where i have to display my best efforts at being suave or charming to the opposite sex. I find it a bit simple yet tricky task to work on.

This is will be one of the fastest way to attract the opposite sex. Am I right? *wide grin* However this will only last for a short while. This is something not permanent to attract the opposite sex. Now I will come up with some tips and ways to win over the opposite sex.

Does anyone out there know what is the actual definition of charming? I personally unsure of the definition too. I always think that one has to be attractive and good looking in order to be charming. I went searching for the actual definition and came to realise one does not have to be pretty, handsome or good looking for as long as he or she is gracious and considerate. The word 'charming' comes from the original word 'charm' which means attractive and alluring characteristics.

Once you learn how to be charming, you'll find that you go through life much happier and much more likely to attract and seduce members of the opposite sex. Being charming is a little tricky in this day and age, with changing ideas about how men and women should relate. However, if you follow these tips, you shouldn't have a problem.

To be charming is to be gracious and considerate. A charming person has class and gives more than he takes. He is also courteous, mature and considerate. People like to be around charming men and know that they can be trusted. Be gracious. A charming person doesn't use his words or actions to promote himself or make himself look good. When someone compliments you, accept the compliment, but point out the good qualities of other people at the same time.

If we have yet to notice, charm is the art of having a good personality. A good personality in the context is how good we are with people. Good looks is a part of charm, but even that forms your first impression with people so it relates to people skills. If you look good and you know it (and not in a cocky way), it will come through in your personality and you're more likely to act your most "charming". Know who you are and be that person. Don't worry over another person's antics. Let them be them and you be you.

Dress Comfortably
You may have worn an outfit that was "hot" or "appealing" or "fashionable", but didn't feel completely "yourself" in it. You feel wrong wearing something that isn't you. You spend time adjusting, looking in the mirror and worrying you look ridiculous. It distracts too much of your brain.

This is me. I usually feel comfortable wearing a simple tank top and a pair of denim shorts to go for outings with friends. 

The principle is this: get comfortable in what you wear or don't wear it. Don't go out of your way to wear something just because you heard it appeals to someone of the opposite sex. You'll look more like a weirdo tugging at your outfit whole night than if you wore your trustworthy outfit that hasn't failed for years. For example, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton's fashion looks.

Simple and classy look of Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and yet fashionable.

Be Sociable
I was going to put “be nice”, but that can be interpreted as some of the worst advice ever. If you’re on a date, be nice to the valet people, waiters, waitresses, bartenders, and other service workers by smiling and saying, "Hello". Ask them with genuine interest how their day is going. It’s charming to show friendliness to these people. If you’re a snotty snob, you’re looking worse by the second and the people around you will wonder how you do your hair so strategically to hide your horns. Being sociable in everyday “micro-interactions” makes you charismatic. 

Stand with Good Posture
An upright posture with your spine straight, your shoulders back and your chin up (not up the behind of the person you’re impressing, but not down at your chest, either) gived the added impression of self-confidence. Many people avoid standing this way because they feel uncomfortable or over powered, but over time standing with good posture will feel more natural and you will look better.

Think Before You Speak

This will be one of the easiest ways to learn how to be charming is to take a moment to consider my words before I release them into the world. I always make sure that my words do not hurt anyone's feelings. A charming person does not take over the conversation but instead inserts classy comments and opinions at the right moment. And of course, try not to interrupt during the conversation if possible.

Keep in Mind - Silence is Golden
Silence at the right time is charming. A silent look into someone's eyes with a warming smile can say much more than hours of speech. If you're awful at moments of silence, practice showing interest in people and work on your listening skills. People have untapped knowledge deep listening digs up. If a guy is talking about a problem, listening intently helps him solve his own problems and it makes you look good!

Just like how my lecturer and friends who were listening attentively during my presentation.

By actively listening you honor the talker's thoughts and feelings and accept the person for who they are, which they'll love you for. Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver. Don't make them wish they had a roll.

Actions are one of the ways to communicate how charming you are. Speak politely wherever you go. Always keep smiling, make good eye contact and shaking hands firmly are all ways to act in a charming manner. Smiling is always the best way to attract the opposite sex.

A smile that shows teeth is more appealing and more attractive than a smile with lips together. The later isn't as natural and charming. Even if you don't like your teeth, research proves showing them when you smile gives off more authenticity. It also helps show you're enjoying yourself, which is a charming trait. Look your best and you'll act your best. Your best is the most charming.

Don't Lose Your Temper
No matter what happens, do not take out your anger on people or things, no matter how deserving they might be. No one likes a person who fakes being charming and then shows his true nature to be the complete opposite.

Show Confidence

Megan Fox shows her confidence by looking good at all time. =)

This is undeniable. If you enter a social situation feeling good about yourself and looking your best, you will be fine. If you enter any situation with your tail between your legs worrying about doing something wrong, you probably will stuff up. That's all I am going to say about confidence as nobody can quickly tell you how to be confident.

Remember Arrogance Is NOT Charm
Charm doesn't mean you walk up to someone, then talk about how awesome you are. If two minutes into the conversation you’re bragging about your recent humanitarian efforts in Haiti and rattling off the titles of all the leather bound books in your office, you’re not a charmer; you’re an arrogant a-hole. Please stop talking. As you’re about to discover, real charm comes from receiving by doing things like being genuinely interested, not pushing your awesomeness onto others.

Be Lively, NOT Obnoxious
Whether you are in a bar, at a restaurant or attending an event in the park, if you are the loudmouth that everyone can hear across the bar, they will want to punch you in the face. It's not cute and it's not charming to be the loud and obnoxious person. =)

So this is me trying my best to look good at all times even in my formal look. =)

So these are the tips to share with the readers on how to attract the opposite sex. Of course with the AXE Deodorant, it can also be an additional point to win over the heart of the opposite sex. 

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AXE Anarchy For Her is a feminine mix of sparkling fruity notes (apple, blackberry) with soft florals at the heart and a light finish of sandalwood, amber and vanilla. The fragrance is delicate and fun, designed to be used throughout the day.

And to answer the question given by the contest, I deserve to be sent to Anarchy Island because I have list of tips that are worth sharing with the readers and I wanna meet Fay Hokulani in person too. She is my role model! I also strongly think that my tips are useful in future no matter what happens in future. Just bear in mind that you don't have to be a gorgeous lady in order to win the heart of the opposite sex as long as you look presentable and good at all times. =)

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Monday, August 27, 2012

I Am Back!

Hello readers, here is the short update of what I did last week. Sorry for the late post by the way. Last week, I was pretty busy because my aunt and cousin came down to Singapore for holidays since it was a one-week Raya break in Malaysia. I was the tour guide for a week since I did nothing at home. Glad to see them again after so long. =)

My cousin, Mandy and I at Gardens By The Bay.

Stay tune to my blog for more updates on their visit to Singapore soon! Oh yeah readers, I am coming back home soon! Yay~ I miss Malaysia! =D To those who miss me, let us meet up ok? *wide grin*

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Mad for Garlic Clarke Quay, Singapore ❤

Spent almost three weeks in Singapore and both bro and sis-in-law afraid that i am bored at home. So they decided to bring me out to have scrumptious dinner at Clarke Quay on Friday night.

Look at the beautiful sky before it turned dark!

We strolled along Clarke Quay before dinner since I had not been there for quite some time. Took number of photos and sorry for the simple outfit I wore that night. Took a nap in the afternoon and I was running late. I rushed to meet up with my bro and sis-in-law at Dhoby Ghaut station and took a train to Clarke Quay together. That explains why I wore a tee shirt and a short for dinner. 

Sis-in-law and I. 

Another shot of us again but in different scenery. :)

Yours truly with the beautiful glass walls of a building near Central, Clarke Quay. 

Closer look of myself in Esprit tee, Cotton On shorts and my favourite iPanema sandals. ❤

#1 Beautiful scenery in Clarke Quay 

#2 Singapore River

#3 Night view of Clarke Quay. 

They suggested to have dinner at Mad for Garlic which is located at Rivervalley road (opposite of the Central shopping mall). Boy was I excited and since it was my sis-in-law's birthday month, so she was eligible to get a pizza for free at Mad for Garlic since she owns the loyalty card of the restaurant. The location is strategic and it takes about 5 to 10 minutes of walking distance from Clarke Quay MRT Station to here.

Mad for Garlic Italian Wine Bistro 

We stood an hour plus outside waiting to be seated in the restaurant. Feeling too bored and hungry at the same time, we took photos outside and nom-ing on McD's french fries. :P

The Original Wine & Garlic restaurant, Mad For Garlic" offers more than 50 kinds of Italian dishes with a variety of wines and beverages. Originated in Korea in 2001, Mad For Garlic is one of Korea's most popular restaurant chains known for its unique and innovative menu with garlic-specialized Italian cuisine served in an atmosphere of medieval European rustic tavern. 

Garlic deco hanging on the wall.

With unique signature dishes that gained a cult following in Korea such as Dracula Killer, Garlic Snowing Pizza, Garlicpeno Pasta, Mushroom Risotto and Garlic Steak, Mad For Garlic was launched in Singapore to offer a truly unique "Garlic-licious" dining experience that is different from other restaurants. There are currently 20 Mad for Garlic restaurants in Korea, one in Singapore and one is Jakarta. 

Mad for Garlic menu.

Feeling hungry still even though we had eaten finger food to control the hunger, bro decided to order more to satisfy our hungry tummies. While waiting for food, this is what we do normally:

Playing games on the phone and checking FB while I was busy taking photos of the surroundings. :P

Here are the food that we ordered on that night. The photos were taken using Canon DSLR. Each of the food that were served contain garlic. I might not a big fan of garlic but it is still bearable as Mad for Garlic's creative preparation method of removing the garlic's pungent smell and unique way of cooking Italian cuisine with a Korean twist have won the hearts of both garlic and non-garlic lovers both in Korea and Singapore. 

Garlic Snowing Pizza - Mad for Garlic Special Sweet Pizza topped with Shrimp and Pineapple Dice (Price: $19.90)

Lobster Pasta - Garlic Cream Sauce Pasta with Lobster Meat and Fish Roe (Price: $19.90)

Garlic Bread Tower - Mad for Garlic Special Bread Tower topped with Fresh Garlic Puree (Price: $9.90)

Garlic Sizzling Rice - Garlic Fried Rice with Garlic Pickles, Bacon and Fish Roe (Price: $17.90)

 I wasn't even ready to take this shot because my mouth is full of food. :P

Apart from that, you can also chill-out at their bar that comes with extensive wines, cocktails, beers and tapas specially catered to the clienteles of Clarke Quay. Overall, the food was nice and I don't mind going there again. For those who comes to Singapore for holiday, you can try their food here. It is worth trying. =) 

Mad for Garlic Clarke Quay
Block 3B, Rivervalley Road, #01-16 
The Foundry, Singapore 179021
Tel: +65 6333 1507
Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 1.00 am.

P/s: All the photos above are unedited and taken using Canon DSLR. It's Hari Raya this weekend! Wishing all my Muslim friends and readers, "Selamat Hari Raya!"

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Monday, August 13, 2012

My First Time ❤

Title above does not refer to something obscene. It was my first time clubbing at the age of 24. YES! It's TWO FOUR! My friends did not believe me that I had not tried clubbing during my degree life. I had given my first time clubbing to Singapore clubs. Thanks to my bro and friends for bringing me out to have my first-time clubbing experience.

Yours truly selca-ing using iPhone secondary camera ❤

They suggested to go clubbing at St James Power Station which is located at Harbourfront because it is an all-in-one entertainment destination. Set along the seaside space in the premise of Singapore's first coal-fired power station built in 1927, St James Power Station offers 12 distinctive outlets featuring a wide array of live entertainment and music styles. 

There are Bellini Room, The Boiler Room, Dragonfly, Gallery Bar, Movida, Peppermint Park, The Lobby, Shanghai Dolly, Piano Bar, Dolly Kitchen, St James Wine Bar & Bistro, The Living Room, Food Republic Beer Garden,  Mono, The New Paper Sports Bar and Powerhouse.

The first club we went to was Dragonfly. Dragonfly plays Chinese oldies which I didn't fond of. Since I don't study in Chinese school, definitely this is not my best choice to club. =) 

At Dragonfly

Sis-in-law and I. 

Welly and I. She is from Taiping too. 

Sis-in-law and her best friend, Welly. 

Yours truly in black and blue halter neck. ❤

I tried almost all the outlets to enjoy the different music styles they are offering. Among all the clubs, I prefer The Boiler Room as they played the latest songs in the club.  Ladies are entitled for free entries daily.  As for guys, SGD20 will be charged per entry on Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday and no door charge from Tuesday till Thursday. As for Wednesday, ladies will get 5 free drinks from 11 pm. 

Operating Hours for The Boiler Room are stated as follow:
Mon - Thu: 6pm - 3 am
Fri & Sat: 6pm - 4 am

Each clubs in St James Power Station has different operating hours and you can check it out at their website for more information. 

The girls. 


Say Hello to us! =)

Yours truly ❤

The Filipino singers and dancers in The Boiler Room are really good. They sang numbers of latest hits from Run The Night from Havana Brown and Jessie J's Laserlight. 

Bro with his red face, sis-in-law and I. 

Group photo taken in The Boiler Room. L-R (clockwise): Jolynn (my sis-in-law), Jason (my bro), Yours truly, Welly and Dan. 

It was my first time clubbing, so my bro took good care of me. He was worried that the 'predators' would take advantage on me. I personally witnessed a few predators coming after  a bunch of girls who were not accompanied by boys. A guy whom is about my age or perhaps younger, grabbed hold of the girl's waist and touched her a** while she was facing her back. Poor girl just was pissed off and she danced nearer to us together with her girl friends. 

I know sometimes things just happened like that and we can't blame anyone. But to all the girls out there, be more careful. =) 

For more info:
Address: Harbourfront, 3 Sentosa Gateway #01-01
Contact No: +65 6270 7676

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