Is it Friday yet?

Hey it’s Friday again! I’m aware I’ve missed 3 days worth of posts, but I am not the least bit apologetic! Nothing much happened w wise, so there was not much to update.

On Wednesday, FX and I went for my first dress fitting at V*****’s place. The whole thing happened pretty fast, with V sticking pins everywhere and anywhere. I was terrified of moving about as I didn’t want to become a human pin cushion! In summary there were a couple of alterations she had to do:

  1. Remove the can-can because I felt the skirt was too poufy
  2. Take in some of the chest (I lost weight!)
  3. Take in some of the waist and hips because of the can-can
  4. Shorten the dress length (V had too much faith in my height)
  5. Shorten the train (V thought our reception would be grand. She thought wrong!)
  6. Replace the back zip (V brought this up, I don’t really know what it means but I think she should be making it nicer)

My second fitting is in 10 days’ time! In all honesty I wasn’t that excited about trying on the gown. The whole “magic” of it is lost on me, and I felt more uncomfortable than anything else. Also I was distracted by my ugly and pastey neck area! I need a tan.

We also framed up Monkey and Fishes, lovingly done by the uncle at Jalan Bukit Merah. A and I are expected to engage in a civil war regarding where they should be placed, so stay tuned!

Most of A’s invitation cards are out, but it seems like my mom has not sent out any from the bride’s side! I suspect a mad rush will ensue, and A and I will indubitably be dragged into it.We are meeting the reception venue people next week! I think that’s about all. We haven’t started on the programme. And on the decorations. Holy crap.

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Essential Oils Part 2

This is a continuation from my previous post.

I went ahead to buy a small diffuser from MUJI after reading some reviews. To be honest I was quite terrified of exploding diffusers after an explosion killed a father of four. It turns out that the deceased was using a catalytic lamp instead of a diffuser, and he was storing litres of less than pure essential oils in his bathroom where the accident occurred. Nonetheless, one can never be too careful.

I was quite skeptical about the line of essential oils that MUJI had to offer, so I didn’t buy any. Instead I found a local company called Wild Products and decided to buy a bottle of lavender and a bottle of lemon to try out. At $20 a bottle, it was much cheaper than buying from more established brands like Young Living and doTERRA.

So my sister and I tested them out last night, in an attempt to improve our sleeping habits. We went to bed before 11, brought down the curtains, turned off all electronic devices, switched off all lights and left the diffuser running on lavender.

This resulted in quality sleep, and I woke up really better than I’ve ever felt for the whole week! The sister also reported feeling awake after she woke up (although that is quite vague; if you’ve woken up then obviously you’re awake, right?) so I think we have found the potent combination for a good night’s sleep!

I am tempted to buy a bottle of YL just for comparison sake, but I am not in a hurry to do so. I think as long as I don’t intend to ingest any of the Wild EOs, running them on diffusers should be fine health wise. In the long run I would like to have at least 2 running in our house, and finally getting rid of all the air fresheners lying around (THEY MULTIPLY LIKE TADPOLES).

Miraculove

We have finally completed an item off our checklist, which is printing of the invitation cards! It has been almost 2 months since our first meeting with the Miraculove ladies at the reception venue’s showcase, and the whole journey has been pretty enjoyable and smooth sailing thanks to their professionalism and efficiency.

We chose Miraculove out of fate actually – my initial choice was P**** T**** P**** after seeing its works in one of the bridal magazines – and had we not attended the showcase we would not have known of the existence of Miraculove! I reached out to them immediately after the showcase because of our impending reception, and their replies were swift. The turnaround time was quick – the time between receiving the first draft and collecting our cards was 2 weeks (we went through four drafts in total).

For reasons I prefer not to disclose (but entirely our fault), we ended up printing the invitation cards for a second time, but Yunnie was especially obliging and helpful with the urgent request.

We are very glad this whole printing thing is over, and I am most pleased that it has been pretty hassle free (safe for the reprint!).

Mondays

It’s Monday!

Some exciting news to share: we posted out our first batch of invitation cards! YAAAAAAAS! First Local stamps are 30 cents a piece now?! When I was sending mail by post in 2003 it was only 22 cents! No wonder everyone’s just emailin’ and instant messagin’ nowadays!

I almost forgot that I have my first gown fitting with V***** this week! That’s exciting news too. I hope I haven’t put on too much weight since the last time she took my measurements. And my flabby arms! I have procrastinated for 2 whole months!

But hey, if Jennifer Lawrence can be totally cool with her flabby arms, so can I!

Society6 Prints (Update)

Here’s an update on the prints we bought from Society6. First things first, the timeline:

10 April, 10:33PM: Placed order
13 April, 2:30AM: Received notification that items have been shipped via DHL
20 April, 9:25PM: Package arrived in Singapore
22 April, 11:00AM: Received package

Shipping via DHL was a frustrating wait, the package traveled from Texas to Illinois to Frankfurt to Singapore! UO shipment via vPost was so much simpler! All in all it took 12 days to complete, 2 days more than buying from UO.

Anyway, we bought the following items:
1. Above And Beyond by rubbishmonkey Art Print / LARGE 21″ x 28″ 30.00USD
2. balloon fish by vin zzep Art Print / LARGE 21″ x 28″ 49.00USD

Shipping was free so the total was 79USD (110.48 SGD). Product wise, I’m pleased with the quality of the paper and the printing! The monkey print looks menacing enough (a perfect addition to our TV console), and the balloon fish print looks whimsical, deep and meaningful.

Our next step is to get them framed, we’ll probably do it at the uncle shop near my grandmother’s place. I haven’t decided how it should be framed, and whether it should be a full bleed or with mat. And also, metal or wood frame? What thickness and what colour?

More importantly, who’s going to drill the holes required to hang our art pieces?

Guest List

I have confirmed the list of friends attending the w! There are four: FX, P, S and I! I love efficiency. 😀

We have procrastinated about much of the remaining preparation, and using the delayed invitation cards as an excuse. The cards are finally arriving tomorrow, so we’ll start giving them out over the weekend and next week. A is flying off for a secret rendezvous over May Day weekend, so I’m left to fend for myself. I’m still considering getting a painter in to paint our chocolate doors, it’s a half day job at the most!

This is a short post because the the weather is making me sleepy.