Friday, 30 September 2011

Meeting Lolitas in Singapore

I miss these girls!

Before I went on holiday I made arrangements to meet up with a group of Singaporean Lolitas. I managed to meet up with most people twice, but I wish it could have been more! 

For the first meet-up we went to a very nice restaurant called TWG, which has the most amazing selection of teas (as well as the menu, there is a seperate tea book), plus delicious sweets! I had the "Dancing Tea", which is supposed to remind you of Victorian tea dances. The restaurant itself is a very pleasant setting for drinking tea (I stole this picture from the beautiful and elegant Karmen, hope she doesn't mind!).

The TWG we went to was the one in ION, a huge, shiny shopping mall in Orchard Road which also contains a Daiso! Well, there are also many more interesting shops, but I do love Daiso. I got these cute and useful laces and some eyelashes. We continued shopping at Far East Plaza, and then went to Bugis Street where I was tempted by some pretty vintage dresses. I think the shop staff there were quite impressed with our group! There was another shop selling cute jewellery, and I think it was three of us who ended up buying exactly the same pair of earrings. Earring triplets! We took purikura together too, as you can see. The eye-enlargening effect was quite amusing in some pictures!

I loved the tea and the shopping, but I enjoyed the company most of all. Although I'm a bit shy, the Singapore girls were so friendly and kind and welcoming that I really had a great time with them. I'm glad I made an effort to contact them, and I'm grateful that they came to meet me! I feel very lucky indeed to have got to know so many nice people from all over the world through this fashion. 

By the way, I'm going to see Versailles play in London on Sunday! Kamijo was my idol when I was in sixth form; I would spend my free periods in the library looking at LAREINE pictures, and even used to write his name on my school books. Looking back, I think a sixth-former perhaps should have been more mature, but oh well, I loved him!

I even half-destroyed my hair with bleach in sympathy with him! Him and Oscar de Jarjayes....

 Seeing D was my first live, and I loved it. Maybe I prefer D's music to Versailles', but still, I'm very excited. I'll be in the same room as Kamijo! What's more, I'm looking forward to seeing my lovely friends again. Are any of my readers going? Hope to see you there too! 

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Singapore Highlights (part one)

Here's the first write-up about my trip!

I did quite a few things, such as meeting some very lovely Lolitas, going to a nature reserve, and spending a few days in Cambodia. I'll write about those in forthcoming posts, but to start things off, here are a few highlights:

Hari Raya lights in Geylang! I like the luminescent ketupat (that's rice cooked in a woven palm leaf package) in the top left of the picture. And I'm very fond of eating the non-luminous variety!

Gizmo, my cousin's gentle giant of a cat. We made good friends over the holiday! He's a big softie, and wails like anything if there's no one to cuddle him.

Quaint old shop-houses in the Arab Street area, plus a skyscraper and palm trees. Singapore is so pretty, with such varied scenery! This was taken near the famous Sultan Mosque.

I wore a kebaya (type of traditional Malay outfit) to go Hari Raya visiting. It's just a cheapie one, and a bit big for me (it's supposed to be worn fitted) but it was certainly fun to wear! I saw some very beautiful (and expensive)  kebaya and baju kurung when I was shopping for my outfit, maybe I'll treat myself next time. On this occasion I had to wear the sarong hipster-style as otherwise it would have been about 10cm too short!

When my aunties saw me in my outfit, they were very suprised. "Sapphira!" they said, "You look so....... Japanese." Oops! Maybe I'll look Malay if I wear kimono? 

Hope you enjoyed this post, it's been nice to relieve some memories of my holiday! Looking foward to seeing you next time.

Monday, 26 September 2011


Hello readers! I've missed you! Thanks for your comments while I've been away.

I had vague intentions of blogging while I was in Singapore, but I'm afraid they went out of the window quite quickly! There were lots of things to do and lots of people to meet, and although I had a long stay it passed very quickly.

Speaking of windows.....
This was the view from my room in Singapore! Quite different from the view I have in England, which comprises of a few bungalows and the Sussex Downs. Can you see the flag on the block opposite? Still up from National Day I think. How lush and green the trees are there!

Singapore is a wonderful country and I had a truly lovely time. I'm looking foward to telling you all about it! I'm working on some posts at the moment, so do read them on your next visit. 

See you again soon!

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