Saturday, June 20, 2015

A dreadful year in a hell hole



Hopping from 1 hell hole to another, my career life really hasn't been a smooth journey at all. As much as I would like to meet nice colleagues who I could call my friends, meet nice bosses to learn from, and to contribute my best effort to grow with the company, and really stay long with just 1 company, this simple thought seems impossible for me.

My resume isnt all that beautiful. As a recruiter and HR personnel myself, I would look at my resume and go "oh wow, this is 1 hell of a job hopper!". This isnt my choice. Its not my fault that my career life has been pretty unlucky. Either finding a job that offers me a contract position, or getting played out by the company to help with start up and then tells me that they do not need my services any more as they find my position redundant, or being hired by a nice boss who leaves the company shortly after I join and I was pass on to another lousy boss who decided that my position is not required cause she wanted to hire someone she knows and gave them another job title to replacement my headcount instead, or really lousy jobs that has no room for growth, learning or progression, or a boss who is a scary micro-manager who gives me nightmares about work at night and over the weekends, or simply having colleagues whom I had thought were nice people who share common thoughts and we can get along well, but turns out to be backstabbers who stabs you sooooo badly that your boss believe their every word since they are such bootlickers, and make your life in office a living hell.

Just when I thought I found a nice place where I would like to grow my career, I find myself back in another hell hole yet again.



BACKSTABBERS
FAVORITISM
BIASNESS
UNFAIRNESS

You name it, I've got it all.


Some of the situations I got caught in.

(Names and company not mentioned, as I see a need to. The guilty people involve will know who they are, and the people who saw it for yourselves or work with me will know who they are too.)

1) Uneven work load distribution
 ~I took it all in and tried my best to manage them.

2) Unhelpful team mates
 ~Refusal to help out when I am swamped and overwhelmed with work even when they are so free with nothing to do, just sourcing online for photos to do some photos for company events or simply chatting away about non work related stuff

3) Effort and hardwork not appreciated
 ~While the rest of my team mates who have lesser work on hand, could go around chatting with people, gets rewards, recognition, bonuses, high increments, better performance ratings and appraisals, public appreciation of the little work they done

4) Other colleague was not able to handle certain task (too slow, nv follow up, complains from others), and so those task were all added onto my plate.
 ~Instead of appreciating the effort i put in to take on the roles, and understanding that I do have alot to do, I was not thanked or rewarded, but instead put down for certain little things that i took a slightly longer time to do. Whereas the previous person who has so much task on hand taken off her, and has the luxury of more time and brain cells to concentrate on the few task she has gets rewarded and recognize for doing those little task well.

5) A management that is a friend of that colleague and so she gets the luxury of more chances when task are done wrongly, help to cover up for her wrong doings and blame pushed onto me, getting a high increment when her salary is already the highest in the team, and mine the lowest, yet I also have the lowest increment which amount to almost nothing much, and the lowest bonus payout to me that makes me feel like a begger.

These are just a few of my experience. Its been a year here, there are way more encounters, but there is not point in wasting my time further to talk about it. You judge for yourself. Is this fair?


I wonder if the problem truly lies with me, but time and again i think and rethink about it, discussed with people around me, and realize the problem does not lie with me at all. Cause apparently my predecessors in my roles face the same issues. I am just pure UNLUCKY. No two ways about it.

I wonder if God place me in such situations for reasons such as to make me a stronger better person. And I guess I just have to stay faithful and not let these negativity affect my faith and bring me down.

Of cause I am not saint. I dread it. I keep wondering why. Why am I always put through such situations. Many a times I want to give up. I want to just kill them all. (not literally. just in my mind)

And so I thank God for creating such a thing as a Blog. A place I can rant and share my story with so my readers can learn something from it, be stronger and know that their life is better off than me.

And so, I am jobless now. Not sure whats the next step gonna be. Will update soon =)

Thanks for reading if this post hasnt bore you too much to be able to read this this sentence! =p









Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Baking Diary: Yummylicious Donuts Made Easy!

Yummylicious Donuts~


Having a party or gathering and would like to prepare some nice snacks for your guest, here's something easy to make, taste yummy (just like those sold at the bakery), and looks really pretty! (you can customize to your own liking!) =)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My Baking Diary - Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes


I LOVE CUPCAKES! Especially Oreo Cupcakes! Yummy! I baked these quite a while ago, but forgotten all about it! So here goes the recipe and some photos of my masterpiece to share!! =) Hope you guys like it! Its really fun to bake them, not too difficult, and taste absolutely AWESOME! 

The Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup hot water
24 Oreos, plus more for crumbs

For the Frosting:

1 cup shortening
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-6 Tablespoons milk
2 or more teaspoons Oreo cookie crumbs



Steps to Bake the Cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line tray with baking cups.
  • Place one whole cookie in each cup or break apart at least 12 cookies and place the broken pieces into each cup.
  • Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl using a wire whisk.
  • Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water and mix until combined.
  • Transfer the batter (it will be very liquid) to a large measuring cup and then pour batter into each baking cup so it’s about three quarters full. You should have a little left over.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes.
(**Makes at least 12 cupcakes**)




Steps to prepare the frosting:
  • Beat the shortening in a mixer until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar in three additions, scraping down the sides after each addition.
  • Add a Tablespoon of milk at a time and mix together until you achieve the consistency you like.
  • Add the cookie crumbs and mix until completely combined. You can add more if you like, but I just wanted a light speckling to show off the white frosting.
  • Place frosting in a decorator bag with a 1M tip and swirl on top of each cupcake.
  • Insert a cookie on top of each cupcake.
  • You can also apply frosting on each cupcake in a mounded shape. Turn upside down and roll the top around in a small bowl of cookie crumbs to coat.
**Note: If you would like to pile the frosting on higher, you should double this recipe to make sure you have enough.


And....TADAH~
Pretty & Yummy Cupcakes For You and Your Love Ones!! =)




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Photos!


Gotten these photos a while ago, just didnt have the time to upload them! So FINALLY! Here are some of the photos! As we had purchased about 180pcs of photos, dont think I will be spamming them all here. Here are some of the selected ones that I love

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Our Actual Day Wedding Morning Express Highlights


Our Actual Day Wedding Morning Express Highlights
Played before our Wedding Banquet Actual Day Second March In. 

Credits to our wonderful videographer Richard Lim from 183 Creative Studio! If you like his work, do feel free to contact him to discuss more! =)
We truly love this video much! Hope you enjoy watching it as much as us! =)




Check Out My Other Post For My Journey Of Our Wedding Preparations!
(Links Below)

Journey of Our Wedding Preparations Part 1
- Choosing the Dates
- Preparing the Guestlist
- Choosing Our SolemnizationVenue
- Choosing Wedding Banquet Venue
- Choosing Bridal Studio

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 2
- Choosing my Wedding Gown and his Suit

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 3
- Wedding Photoshoot Location
- Props for photoshoot & DIY decor / props
- Solemnizer & ROM filing notice of marriage

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 4
- Choosing Your Wedding Band

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 5
- The Wedding Banquet Agreement (Cost payment, Red packet collection fund)
- Invitation Cards
- Confirmation of Guest
- Looking for a Actual Day Videographer
- Rental of Bridal Car
- Hiring / DIY Instant Phoot Booth/Roving (Optional)


Wedding Banquet & Solemnization Venue Finalized

Our Journey Our Story
- Childhood Video Montage

Our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Photos

Our Wedding Checklist

Preparing a checklist for your wedding would be really helpful especially when you have to work and have so much other things in mind to think and worry about. For me, I had so much in mind to remember, and I was worrying that I would forget something important til I couldn't sleep well for a week and had nightmares about a disastrous wedding or solemnization. Therefore I decided to do my own wedding checklist! You could use something like mine as a guideline if you want! =) Just something simple that's customized to your own needs.



[Updated as of 16 May 2015]
(I'll be updating this same post every now and then as I don't want to flood my blog with the constant updates)




Check Out My Other Post For a Continuation of My Journey Of Our Wedding Preparations!
(Links Below)

Journey of Our Wedding Preparations Part 1
- Choosing the Dates
- Preparing the Guestlist
- Choosing Our SolemnizationVenue
- Choosing Wedding Banquet Venue
- Choosing Bridal Studio

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 2
- Choosing my Wedding Gown and his Suit

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 3
- Wedding Photoshoot Location
- Props for photoshoot & DIY decor / props
- Solemnizer & ROM filing notice of marriage

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 4
- Choosing Your Wedding Band

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 5
- The Wedding Banquet Agreement (Cost payment, Red packet collection fund)
- Invitation Cards
- Confirmation of Guest
- Looking for a Actual Day Videographer
- Rental of Bridal Car
- Hiring / DIY Instant Phoot Booth/Roving (Optional)

Wedding Banquet & Solemnization Venue Finalized

Our Journey, Our Story ; Philip & Jasmine


For those of you who had missed our first video montage before our first march in due to late arrival or were unable to attend, here is the video for your viewing! =)

(P.S The song used is different from the Actual Day video though)

This video showcases our lives before we met when we were just kids, to our school days to working life, with the people important to us other than each other, our friends, and til the date we met, our dating life, the proposal as well as our solemnization ceremony =)

Hope you all enjoy and like it! :)




Check Out My Other Post For My Journey Of Our Wedding Preparations!
(Links Below)

Journey of Our Wedding Preparations Part 1
- Choosing the Dates
- Preparing the Guestlist
- Choosing Our SolemnizationVenue
- Choosing Wedding Banquet Venue
- Choosing Bridal Studio

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 2
- Choosing my Wedding Gown and his Suit

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 3
- Wedding Photoshoot Location
- Props for photoshoot & DIY decor / props
- Solemnizer & ROM filing notice of marriage

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 4
- Choosing Your Wedding Band

Journey of Our Wedding Preparation Part 5
- The Wedding Banquet Agreement (Cost payment, Red packet collection fund)
- Invitation Cards
- Confirmation of Guest
- Looking for a Actual Day Videographer
- Rental of Bridal Car
- Hiring / DIY Instant Phoot Booth/Roving (Optional)


Wedding Banquet & Solemnization Venue Finalized

Actual Day Morning Express Highlight Video

Our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Photos

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hair Care Product Review: Essential - Your Perfect Solution to Combination Hair



Can’t decide if your hair is oily or dry? Maybe it is a bit of both – oily roots and dry ends. Just like facial skin having oily and dry zones is known as ‘Combination Skin’, hair that exhibits such mixed behavior is known as ‘Combination Hair’. Which problem do you target when you have two completely diferent types of hair on your head? You end up compromising with only one hair issue at a time. What if I use two diferent shampoos? Light, clarifying shampoos and conditioners targeted at oily roots cause hair ends to be drier than it already is. Conversely, nourishing shampoos and conditioners for dry hair may be too rich for the scalp, resulting in excessive build-up at the roots, giving you that uncomfortable, oily feeling by mid-day. 






Moreover, depending on the thoroughness of the scalp massage during shampooing, such build-up may not be thoroughly washed of, further causing the scalp to feel oily in a shorter time. Sebum Cleansing Technology – Combination Hair Woes Be Gone! The new improved Essential range brings the best of both worlds to you! With the optimum combination of Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology in the Light Finish Volumizing and Deep Cleansing Care variants, you can now 1 achieve moisturised hair ends while maintaining a refreshed, breathable scalp! For a limited time only, Essential is also giving out a massage shampoo brush with purchase of shampoo and conditioner. A massage shampoo brush is a common haircare tool in Japan and is used by the majority of Japanese women to help remove dirt and sebum more efectively from the scalp. The massaging action on the scalp also helps improve blood circulation and promote relaxation. Now you can have a scalp massage without going to the salon!

I had previously blogged about this new range of shampoo before (Click Here to Read Up My Full Review about this range of Shampoo and Conditioner), and I will still say that I really like it alot! As mentioned, my hair is less oily now yet does not feel too dry after washing. My friends all like to touch my hair and comment on how smooth my hair is even after dyeing my hair! On top of that, I am so glad that they now have the additional massage shampoo brush to use while I am shampooing my hair! 



I have long nail and have some 3d gelish nail art now which gets a little entangled with my hair when I shampoo, so with this brush it makes it sooo much more convenient for me and gives my scalp a good massage at the same time! Awesome isnt it?!

For those who have the habit of painting their nails, using the brush to wash your hair helps prolong your manicure as you do not need to use your fingers to massage your scalp.

The brush is not sharp nor painful unlike some hair brush. This brush is soft and comfortable when you brush it through your scalp!




Get your FREE SAMPLES of Deep Cleansing Care shampoo & conditioner at www.facebook.com/essential.sg or head down to any leading supermarkets or personal care stores to BUY THEM NOW!


RETAIL PRICE: Essential Shampoo 750ml + Conditioner 750ml with free Massage Shampoo Brush in hot pink or mint green available from mid-May 2015 at all leading supermarkets and personal care stores NOW! ($19.60)


Follow Essential on Instagram at @essentialsingapore for updates!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Save The Date! ❤



Counting down 9 more days to 16th May 2015, our BIG DAY! ❤

Time flies indeed!! It feels like I still have a lot of preparations not done yet! I had plans. MANY plans. 1 year back I made a checklist and a list of things to do and its timeline. But.... in life, thing just don't always go as planned.

We had 1 year of time to prepare, or so we thought. We (or rather just him, since I am the 'kanjiong' type. hate last min rush! I personally like to plan and get things done early so no need worry, rush and have time to check and ensure everything is as planned) felt that we still have a lot of time left, and so we drag and drag and drag til 2 months back that we finally felt the sense of urgency to quickly get things done!! And so, in the end we did a lot of last minutes preparations, last minute booking of car rental, videographer, instant photo printing services, preparing of our video montages, some DIY stuff, last minute meetings with our sisters brothers and helps on the preparations and even the distribution of our invitation card seems so last minute. I even commented to my hubby that it felt like we are in a "shotgun" marriage and had to rush through preparation as we have only a short time to prepare to our wedding. Well it really felt and seems so, although in fact we did have 1 year of time to prepare. Haha!

And so after much procrastination, we manage to complete most of the stuff that needed to be done within the last 2 months or less. Now kinda just some minor stuff that needs to be done and we are all set for our BIG DAY!

Feels like a dream, just like how I felt 240days ago on the 9th of September 2014 when we had our Solemnization Ceremony. Seems so surreal. But the happy sort. =)

I'm happy I'm finally off the shelf! Finally found my other half! Finally found someone who could tolerate my temper and love me for who I am ❤

Right now, just counting down and looking forward to this exciting big day of our lives! =)

P.S To all my invited guest, hope all of you have already received my invitation card! If if have not received your invites, please notify me ASAP! See you all then! ❤

Monday, April 27, 2015

Skincare Product Review: Benzac AC Gel 5%

PREVENT ACNE BREAKOUTS WITH NEW! BENZAC®’S DAILY FACIAL CARE RANGE!!


If you have been following my blog, you would know that I am getting married (ok I am already legally married, just not done with the customary and wedding banquet) in less than 1 month time! For the past few weeks, due to alot of stress at work as well as with my wedding preparations, I am having bad acne and pimple outbreak! Its so bad I dont really take photos or go out recently!


THANK GOD, Sample Store came to my rescue again when they selected me to try out a new product, the NEW! BENZAC Daily Facial Care Range which is targeted at preventing and solving your acne problems!!



I immediately agreed to try the product as I am finding all ways to get rid of my pimples and acne outbreak. I went for my monthly facial late last month but it didnt really help much in solving my problem.

Upon receiving the product, I immediately started using it. And til date I've been using it for more than a week now, and I must say that my face have improved tremendously! My outbreaks are all gone! Now just left with some marks that are recovering well!

I am soooo please and happy that I am pretty sure I will continue using these!!

The Liquid Cleanser is mild and does not have much scent. It does not lather up much foam, but my face do feel clean smooth and fresh after each wash!

The scrub is also quite gentle on the skin. As we cant use the scrub too often, I've used it twice so far and so far no outbreaks from using it unlike some other facial scrub I've previously used.

And the AC Gel works like MAGIC! Literally! As it is a spot treatment Gel, simply apply a small amount on the acne spot. Massage in gently, and leave it on. I applied it in the morning after washing my face, and at night before I sleep. Just 2 days, and even the red swollen painful acnes are all gone! By first day after application it starts to de-swell. By second day it is gone! Just a light mark which is a normal that would go away in a couple of days.

EVEN BETTER NEWS FOR YOU! Unlike some facial products which are branded and good which cost alot, BENZAC facial care range is so AFFORDABLE!!

AWESOME RIGHT?







PRODUCT INFORMATION
The Benzac® product range is a full set of acne solutions that consist of three treatment water-based gels in different strengths and five cleansers that comes in scrub, liquid and foam formats. Benzac AC® Gel Benzac AC® Gel is an aid in the treatment of acne and is available in 3 strengths for topical application.

PRODUCT RANGE & PRICE




Acne Gel
Benzac AC® Gel 2.5%, Mild Strength, 60g, SGD 16.50
Benzac AC® Gel 5%, Moderate Strength, 60g, SGD 17.50
Benzac AC® Gel 10%, High Strength, 60g, SGD 18.50

Always start treatment with a lower strength (either 2.5% or 5%) gel and be sure to read the information leaflet inside the pack before you begin. Benzac AC® Gel is a spot treatment and should only be applied to affected areas. Wash and dry your hands before applying the gel.



Scrub
Benzac® Facial Scrub, 60ml, SGD 10.90



Liquid Cleanser
Benzac® Daily Facial Liquid Cleanser, Sensitive to Normal Skin, 120ml, SGD 12.90
Benzac® Daily Facial Liquid Cleanser, Oily to Combination Skin, 120ml, SGD 12.90

Foam Cleanser
Benzac® Daily Facial Foam Cleanser, Sensitive to Normal Skin, 130ml, SGD 14.90
Benzac® Daily Facial Foam Cleanser, Oily to Combination Skin, 130ml, SGD 14.90


WHERE TO BUY??
Benzac products are available in National Skin Centre, selected Guardian, Unity and Watsons stores




WANT FREE SAMPLES TO TRY?
Free sample redemption of Benzac AC Gel 5% 5g can be found on Sample Store here: https://www.samplestore.com/catalog/product/view/id/2317


For further information on the Benzac® range, please visit www.facebook.com/BenzacSG
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