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2011 Retrospective

This has been a year of many many ups and a few downs. As always I count my blessings and I am grateful for an exciting career in an organisation that challenges me, the opportunities I’ve been given to dabble in 100000 things as well as the many many friends I can trust.

One of my goals for 2011 was to muster up enough strength and stamina to run 5km non-stop without fainting and halfway through tracking my progress, I realised I didn’t even have to prove anything to anyone – I was already motivated enough to do it! I now exercise regularly and if I am feeling sluggish I give myself a break. I’m glad I stuck with it even though when I started, it was PAINFUL! So yes, I pat myself on the back and I’ve been good! HAHA!

The good stuff of 2011:

  • 3 holidays – England in January, Bandung in July and Taiwan in December.
  • Improved fitness level – I can easily complete 5km on the treadmill, and then some.
  • Money – I’ve enjoyed a good income and a steady stream of excesses (work bonuses, small side projects, blog endorsements etc.)

The bad:

  • Douche bags – I’ve met so many terrible men and went out on so many bad dates, I can write a book about the perils of dating in Singapore.
  • Overspending – despite the extra income, I’ve fallen short on my savings target by about S$5, 000. Too much online shopping. Excessive indulgences. Not enough discipline.
  • I lost my beloved spectacles! The big, chunky, brown ones 😦

As I write this, I can barely remember any other bad stuff that has happened. I can’t complain. There’s no finer time to be alive.

On another note, I want to thank everyone for the many gifts this Christmas! It started with a couple here and there before my holiday, then when I got into work on Boxing Day, I found an entire army of presents having a party whilst I’ve been away! How awesome are my mates?

2012, bring it on! Ancient Mayans, hope you’re wrong!

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More tales from Taiwan

Hello again! I’m now in Paradise Hotel in Taipei. Other than the fact that it is about 5 minutes walk from the very young and trendy Xi Men Ding, and there’s free wifi in the lobby, this is no Paradise. The room we’ve got is tiny and quite weird. It is an architectural nightmare. There are strange structures all over the place and it appears to have been patched together by very bad interior designers. Luckily we weren’t planning on hanging out inside.

Our flight tomorrow leaves at 9.05pm. A new ruling here requires us to be at the airport 3hours before. That still leaves me time to do stuff. I’m hoping to see some Taiwanese friends today and tomorrow. Packing it in, yo!

Here’s another set of pictures to sum up my trip







wastedfashion 2011 Christmas Giveaway

Ho Ho Ho! I am currently away in Taiwan and am (hopefully) enjoying my holiday. This is a scheduled post to keep my readers occupied while I am not blogging.

In the spirit of the holidays, I am giving away 10 different items to my readers! It’s a free for all and open to international readers as well. All you need to do is LIKE the wastedfashion Facebook page and be the first to stake claim on these items by posting a comment (say “I want this”) on both platforms (the blog here and on the Facebook page).

Just tell me which item you want and it’s yours! First come, first served!

1. Fuchsia tube top from ISLAND SHOP (size XL)

2. Green cotton tunic from ISLAND SHOP (size UK16)

3. Pale pink & Glitter red lipgloss from THE FACESHOP (thanks to Michelle Yeo for giving me 6 tubes of these!)

4. Navy chunky plastic ring from ISLAND SHOP

5. Cupcake ring with adjustable band

6. Handmade beaded choker necklace from (Thanks to my friend Juanita for contributing this!)

7. Skull (hook over ears) headphones

8. HELLO KITTY correction tape and pen

9. Green silicon snap-clasp splash-proof pouch (vertical)

10. Red silicon snap-clasp splash-proof pouch (horizontal)

Remember, LIKE my Facebook page and be the first to stake claim on your choice item! I’ll be back in Singapore on the 25th and hopefully all 10 items will be snapped up by then!

Merry Christmas!!!