taobao hauls, home edition part 2

Finally mid-week! Omg I’m dying and this stress is gonna continue until at least mid-March. And it’s still February! 😭

The only consolation was that I went back to my parent’s place and had dinner by mum 😀

Maybe it’s the stress, maybe it’s just me, but I felt so overwhelmed, I started tearing while having dinner. I really really miss home though. Home where I can behave as a kid, and not an adult, where I go home to a warm nice meal waiting for me, where I don’t have to do housework, where my parents check on me before they sleep. Didn’t manage to see my parents because I had to rush for my #ezbuy delivery.

It’s okay I guess! I saw them on Saturday and they are coming over to my place this weekend!

Speaking of ezbuy, it’s been a while since I did my reviews so here goes!

Wooden mats coasters

Because it’s just too pretty. The entire set comes together. So 1 stand + 6 coasters. There’s many other designs to choose from as well.


💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb3
💸: $6

Silicon mat coasters

The cork ones will not last forever, but the silicon ones will last longer! It comes in a pack of 6. Brought some to the office so I won’t have to risk hurting my hands when I use the microwave.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb11
💸: $6 (1 for $1)

Storage Rack

This rack organiser is very handy when you have bigger cabinets such as the one under the sink. More space to put stuff. I also have one at the dry cabinet to stack my containers.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb9
💸: $6.30

Alphabet Feltboard

It’s like an Instagram must-have! Bought one from Deko.Deco during their Black Friday sale and back then, I couldn’t find this on TB. Now, I see quite a number of listings and at a fraction of the price too!

The entire package comes with 2 sets of alphabets, the board, and a pouch. This board has a stand at the back!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb10
💸: $10.60

Ceramic plates

Got these ceramic plates not for the kitchen, but to arrange my vanity drawer 😀 The plus point is that I can use it as a plate if I want to I guess! It’s also safe for oven hahaha. The colour matches my TV wall though!

Using the plates as my drawer organizer!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb15
💸: $5.90 (big), $3.90 (small)

Rice Dispenser

I like this type because the rice comes from the bottom. So when I pour in a new bag of rice, I’ll be using up the older ones before the new pack! So for this one, when you push the lever down, the rice tray is locked. The only way to pull the tray out is to push the lever up again. 👍🏼

It’s available in OG but definitely much more expensive. 6kg is a nice size for the two of us 🙂

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb17
💸: $15

Sink strainer/stopper

I use this in the toilet and for the kitchen sink.

So much easier to remove hair or food waste from the toilet/kitchen sink. But take note that this 12cm one is slightly bigger for the drains in the toilet. I think a 10cm one would actually fit it.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb16
💸: $0.50

I use the disposable ones too but it seems a bit wasteful. Still sitting on the fence for this 2!

Rice Washing Bowl and Washing Bowl Set

Rice washing bowl:

This is pretty much self-explanatory yes? Haha.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb13
💸: $1.40

Washing bowl set:

It comes in a set! The leftover water can be used to water plants. So convenient!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb12
💸: $4

Storage baskets

Used these baskets to store almost everything. From my canned food, to cleaning items to craft items. Bought 10 and it’s not enough! Carted out another 10 😀

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb14
💸: $1.40

That’s the end for today! Part 3 coming soon, once I take photos 😀

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taobao hauls, home edition part 1

//Copied from #Dayre//

We have moved in for a week already! It feels like I’m on a very expensive staycation minus the cleaning service and room service. 😂 I’m beginning to understand my mother’s behavior and as much as I try not to be like her, I’m seeing her shadows in myself. #tohtallylokeyhome

Anyway, it’s time for my overdue home edition, #taobao hauls. I know some people have been waiting and I probably would have delayed this if not for the reminders 😅 #dayrehomes

First and foremost, I know i’m going to be buying a lot of things and back then, #ezbuy had the whole taobao drama (and they are slowpokes) so I decided to try other forwarders.

EK LINK

Came to know about this forwarder through the Taobao FB groups. I didn’t do much comparison in prices because most of them are around the same. 1cbm = 500rmb Their FB group: EK LINK TAOBAO SHIPPING

I started by chatting with their POC, Elvis, on WeChat. His WeChat ID: Lam742288. You can also ALWW them (新马代运)I told him I wanted to create an account. He asked for my details and the next thing I knew, I got an email from him. In it was an excel sheet, which you have to fill it up with:

1. your item name
2. quantity
3. price of item
4. domestic shipping company
5. tracking number

They will give you an address to ship to. I happily buy my items from taobao direct and just fill up the form as and when I get the tracking details.

When everything is in, he will let me know the total volumetric weight in WeChat and I will transfer him the amount via DBS Remit. The rates are surprisingly good!

Volumetric weight = L x W x H / 6000

What I do is I will ask the seller what’s the dimensions of the item/package so that I will get a rough estimation of the weight.

Once shipping fee is paid, it takes about 10-12days for the shipment to reach my doorstep! The local courier called me to make arrangements for the delivery when it reached Singapore.

I’ve got quite a bit of items, so bear with me!

Bidet Spray

I didn’t realise how expensive these are until we were buying them!

Got the ones in 1.5m!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan4
💸: $5

Laundry netting

Essential item! Bought 2 sets (big, medium, small, undergarments)

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec15
💸: $4

Undergarment storage box

Two set for the hubs and I. For me, it was 1 box for my bras, 1 box for bralettes and the last one for my underwear. The husband only use 1 box so the remaining 2 boxes were used to keep our socks.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec14
💸: $5

Disposable cutlery

Because a new house = hosting = parties = guests = not enough plates.

I got everything from 1 shop and it was very affordable.

200 plates (2 sizes), 90 chopsticks, 100 cups, 100 spoons, 100 forks for.. $14.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec9

Boomjoy Mop

One of my happiest purchase. It saves water, and easy to use! It’s a little heavy though! The cloth is washable and I got more of the cloth just in case. The husband’s Godpa saw this and asked us to buy one for him haha. We got the P8!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan12
💸: $25

Pegs

Got a mixture of big and small pegs. More of small pegs because it we will use hangers more than the poles. Small pegs comes in pack of 60 (!!!!) Bought one pack for my mum too and she was so delighted lol.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec2
💸: $2.50

Got 30 big pegs and I think we still don’t use so many of it yet.. It was 3.80rmb for 1 pack of 10, less than a dollar!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec13
💸: $0.80

Chopsticks

Got this two sets of chopsticks. Well, I got the wooden one first but the husband likes metal ones so I got the metal set.Then my in-laws came with another set of wooden chopsticks. They said it’s something they have to give us so my set of wooden chopsticks is sitting in the store room now heh.

Wooden:

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan14
💸: $3.50

Metal:

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan15
💸: $3

Cup Holder

Fits the colour theme perfectly! I think getting the one with a plate below (to hold water) would be better though.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan13
💸: $6.50

Knife Holder

Slots for knife and cutting board, I like!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan9
💸: $8

Hangers

Since I’m going by volumetric weight, might as well get a whole lot right?I had fun with this. I got 240 hangers in 4 different colours 😀

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec4
💸: $38

Shower curtains

The ones in TB are so cute and there is the option of getting them with or without the pole. We got our pole from Ikea already so no pole = cheaper!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec10
💸: $3

Rainshower Set

Think I’ve mentioned this before! Now that we’ve moved in, I’m finally able to try this out. Glad to say that it’s pretty good and I always feel like I’m in a hotel toilet 😀

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytnov3
💸: $89

Vanity Cabinet

Had a lot of drama with Ezbuy for this one and the entire set finally went up like 1 week before we moved in. Pretty good for our common toilet!The Ezbuy link is OOS so I found something similar from TB. I felt a little cheated because the colour is the photo is light and the set I received was so much darker.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan1
💸: $296

Waterfall tap

Haha this is something that the husband wanted. The ones that we found in SG are all joystick style and he didn’t like it. This is perfect!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec16
💸: $63

Laundry bags

Placed one outside our MBR toilet, and one at the service yard. Should have bought something that is not cloth, or has a stand so that I won’t have to be afraid of it getting wet. But there’s no space in the toilet for this lah.

🖥 : http://bit.ly/ivyytdec7
💸: $1.60

Dehub

I love this so much. I think I first saw it in thepacartans’ posts and she raved about how good Dehub was. That was when I decided that my bathroom accessories are not going to be drilled in. When I was shopping for Dehub stuff, I realised my mum had one of dehub’s kitchen towel holder!

I bought from many places, and many different links so I can’t consolidate them all, but just google “dehub” in Ezbuy or taobao and you can get a lot of hits.

Kitchen hooks.It doesn’t really stick on my Japanese tiles because it’s a bit rough, so i stuck it on the laminate.

Just don’t stick it on painted walls!

Towel hanger and a holder for my window cleaner.

This one is quite big. I bought 2 but looks like 1 will serve as an extra when this breaks or something lol

For the MBR toilet.

Toilet roll holder and toothbrush holder.

Sponge holder.

These are just a few of the many I bought 😬

Swivel chairs

There’s two different kinds! The hubs has the one with the leg rest, which isn’t really useful for tall people. Feels like it’s gonna give way anytime, so you’re better off getting the one without. It’s $10 more expensive for the leg rest. I got the normal chair and it’s okay so far.The chair comes with a back massager! More of a vibrating back rest than a massager actually lol. It comes with a USB cable.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec11
💸: $43 (without leg rest)

Study table

Got a 1.8m study table so both of us can work at the same time! It’s the perfect length for us though I wish it can be a bittttt longer. =X It’s not easy finding a 1.8m table actually. Most of the designs stop at 1.6m. The quality is surprisingly good. There was only a very slightly damage at the corner of the table but given that it’s taobao, I have no complaints.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan6
💸: $85

Dining chairs

Had a hard time searching for dining chairs which will go with our table and bench. Finally found something that is not too expensive and looks okay! Removable cover as well. Yes my sofa, stool and dining chairs all have removable covers. One of the main criteria when I hunt for my chairs. Ikea has a similar chair selling at $90. The husband said that the parts look really similar lol.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan6
💸: $30

Coffee table

We were warned by many others not to get a big coffee table. Nothing caught our eye in SG so the husband went online to search and found this. When we don’t want it to be in the middle, we just ‘combine’ them together and shift it to the side. The legs were a bit dented but it’s taobao. Oh well. Pretty heavy too.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec6
💸: $75

Stools

I love these stools! I made sure to find the ones with removable cover so if anything happens, at least I can just wash the covers! I’ve got 3 of these, and we’ve already seen its usefulness when we got guests over. Also a good stool for wearing shoes 😀

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec12
💸: $5.60

Clothes rack

One of the best buys ever. This is in the spare room where I iron my clothes. So after ironing, I will just hang all of them here and then roll it into the MBR to put it into cabinet. So convenient and pretty! Got the one with the ladder to hang pants, and the ‘antlers’ to hang belts etc.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan11
💸: $33.50

Customised tote bags

Got these customised for my colleagues as Christmas presents. I love what I came up with. They are so apt, and they are great conversation starters hahahah

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan10
💸: $4

Customised aprons

I went on a customising spree LOL got one each for both of us, in different colours. There’s also different sizes to choose from too!

An additional 10RMB for customisation, which is $2? Okay lah.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan8
💸: $5 (without customisation)

Customised coasters

I’ve previously bought from this seller for work and went back to him a second time for our house. Sent him my design and requested for a draft before printing.I’m very amazed by how fast they get the job done. It was also sent out the very next day.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan7
💸: $0.70

Customised signage

A friend once sent me a photo of a signage and I really loved it. Kept it for the longest time and couldn’t find it on taobao. So while searching for wedding stuff, I found this listing which sells customised names. Decided to try my luck and ask if she can customise according to the photo and she said yes!Got the one in 40cm and requested for it to be sprayed gold.

It was very very fast. I made the payment and in a couple of hours time, she got the draft back to me. The very same day, the signage was done. She sent it out the next day.Told her it was going to be sent to SG and she protected it in thick styrofoam. Would totally go back to her for any customised signs in the future 😀

Received so many compliments on this!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan2
💸: $34

———

That’s it for today! Oh wow it’s a very long post.

Got a taobao package today so I guess part 2 soon? 😀

ezbuy & house purchase

With all the #ezbuy drama, every small step I take towards my existing purchases is a milestone achieved. #ivyytaobao

Today I achieved two and one is in a limbo.

Milestone 1: the tap

My waterfall tap is here!

It’s been a long wait.

The hubs didn’t like most of the ones selling in Singapore because of the handle. Most of them that we saw so far are mostly joy sticks instead of the classic handle.

It’s packed very nicely in in a box, with a protective layer over the tap. 👍🏻👍🏻

💻: bit.ly/ivyytdec16
💸: $56

 

Also bought these bag clips/holders.

Would be very usual for our upcoming Bangkok trip!

💻: bit.ly/ivyytdec17
💸: $1.10

Well. Now that 1 hurdle is over, 2 more to go.

Milestone 2: the chair

 

Bought 6 items for this purchase. Because of dayre’s crop, the missing item is a blinds cleaner.

So.. most of my items are ready for shipment for the longest time but my dining chairs and bidet spray was stuck at “purchasing orders” for 16 days.

How is it so difficult to click the buy button?!

So they finally purchased my bidet spray but not the chairs 😑

Chased the CSO everyday, if I can, without getting disconnected and finally the status changed after yet another chat.

The CSO also mentioned that he would split my shipment and send those that are ready out.

Those that are ready for shipment:

dehub x2
diatomite mat x2
blinds cleaner
clothes pole

shipping to destination now:

clothes pole

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Okay. At least something moved so I’m not complaining!

Limbo: bathroom mirror storage

Also bought this from #ezbuy and was so excited about it. I’ve seen a few #dayrehomes posts on this too but I guess I wasn’t as lucky as them.

Came in 1 crate. I should have suspected by then. But no, my alarms wasn’t raised until we opened the crate 1 week later.

Only my sink and the cupboard.

WHERE IS MY MIRROR?!

Wrote an email to ezbuy and due to the 11.11 drama, I got my first reply 10 days later.

After all the confirmation, this is what I got from them.

I really like the storage mirror?!?!

😪😪😪😪😪

And okay la, they are quite nice in providing alternative solutions. BUT. Why like thattttt.

So I had 3 options.

1. Get the refund
2. Take the mirror and risk damages
3. Go #taobao and find the same thing and buy the mirror storage and tompang my current EK Link parcel.

We decided to take it from ezbuy. I’ve replied and now, no acknowledgement after 3 days 😑

My neighbour organized a Yale digital lock groupbuy and we couldn’t make it. The price ends end-Dec so we went down to the showroom to take a look!

Eyeing the one on the left YMF-40.

The functions are pretty cool and the price is too!

Still deciding whether to get it or not because it’s rather pricey, and it’s a want, not a need.

I occasionally forget to bring keys out and I either camp at the door or get my parents’ key. A was casually saying that we should get it if it repeats again.

We went home and I really didn’t bring my keys out.

🤦🏻‍♂️: BUY THE LOCK BUY THE LOCK. YOU PAY.

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️

Thank god my mum was home.

Anddddd our kitchenaid is delivered today!

❤️❤️❤️

 

12.12 | Reno updates

 Some reno updates!

Went to the house over the weekend and glad to see some progress, albeit a little slower. #tohtallylokeyhome #dayrehomes #ivyytaobao

// day 26 //

House clear of debris and rubbish.

Aircon up!

My aircon is done by my mum’s good friend’s husband. Uncle knew that painting was done so he coordinated with my ID for the installation.

He will be making another trip down when the house is done to deliver the remote controls. He didn’t want to leave it in the house because he was afraid that it might get misplaced. 👍🏻

I really love our paint colour a lot.

It’s Genteel from Nippon for the generic areas.

See the copper piping?

Yeps, City Gas came to install the pipes!

Got a bit of a scare because my neighbours reported that the earliest installation from City Gas is after Christmas already.

Gan chiong and texted my ID. Told me appointment was all set up. Phew.

So people, make sure you get City Gas early to prevent any delays!

Bedroom!

It’s Blue Jumper for the rooms, recommended by my ID. He really has an eye for such things. One thing I really like about him is how he tries to improvise with our suggestions and combine both our wants.

Nothing much has been done to the toilet but I just love how it looks!

Just realized that we have to close the window when someone is using the toilet because anybody who’s walking on the corridor one level above will be able to look in.

My mooncake lol.

Don’t know why it’s called the mooncake. My ID refers to this as one and he said they all use this term lol.

//

It’s 12.12 today and there’s sales everywhere!

Wanted to cart out a dress from LB since it’s only $22 but the moment I tried to add it into the cart, it’s OOS 😫

Saved some money there.

Wanted to get from Ohvola too but no sizes too. Money saved.

Tried to camp for Xiaomi surprise box at Lazada and it was OOS when I was at the payment page 😑

No fate.

Balmain warehouse sales start today and I’ve seen so many posts on Dayre. Feeling gan chiong now because i wanted to buy mattress protector, 1 more set of bedsheets, pillow and bolster. Would there still be anything left on Saturday? 😰

But I still spend $400.

On #taobao. For the house 😅

#Ezbuy says they are getting back to normal but I call BS on that.

Had a Prime purchase on 5 December and out of 6 items. 2 are still stuck at “Purchasing Order”. I don’t think you need 1 week to click the “buy” button.

Took more than 2 weeks to reply my email too. Now that I have a reply, I’m hoping it could be expedited.

Decided to use EK Link this time round. His reviews are good on various taobao FB groups.

Talked to him in WeChat and he got my account set up within 10 minutes. He is very responsive too! 👍🏻

1cbm for 500rmb so we whacked the items.

It’s my first time using EK Link so I’ll post up a proper review and guide after I received my items okay!

No links for now. Will review and share the link when I received them!

60 pegs for 12.80RMB is a steal omg.

Necessity for laundry.

I bought 240 hangers for the new house. 😅

Essential item!

For the upcoming gatherings.

I think it’s quite cheap! 50 plates for like..16RMB?

For undergarments and socks!

Boomjoy broom set. Can rotate 180 degrees leh!

1.8m study table!

It was so difficult finding such a long one. Most sellers stop at 1.6m.

Wanted a big one so both of us can work on the same table, and to put printer etc.

we got 2 of these for the study room 😅😅

It’s about.. $80 plus for both.

Coffee table! Something small because we don’t have the luxury of space. Anyway we can keep pull the smaller one out as and when we like it so no problem for now!

3 stools!

1 for my dresser and 2 other for the living room. So cute and it’s only $6 for 1.

Best thing about this is that the cover is removable! So it makes washing really easy 👍🏻

Because my Totoro umbrella died on me 😭 got the one in light blue :

It’s available in both automatic and the good old manual opening. 10rmb difference!

Shower curtain for the common toilet. It’s just so cute!

It’s just so cute. Even comes with the scoop.

Heh.

Bought both! The colours are lovely. Bright enough to remind us to do laundry lol

Thanks to the 12.12 discounts, I’ve saved about..$10 lol. Better than nothing right? I paid up last night and as of this evening, less than 24 hours after payment, 11 out of 14 items were already sent out!

Can’t wait to receive them 😬🤞🏼

 

Lunch and dinner today!

Something simple yet filling and makes me happy 😊

– butterhead lettuce
– tomatoes
– hard boiled egg
– ham
– pasta
– chickpeas
– button mushroom

😋

New cover photo and effect for our Between app.

So apt because we need moolahhhhhh. 💰💰

Our ID sent us a schedule!

If everything goes well without delay, he would be giving us the biggest Christmas present in my life!

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Let’s see how it goes!

Excited because he’s so much more responsive now and pretty on the ball!

Gave him my aircon guy contact and an appointment was set up within the next 2 hours!

So..

– Renovation permit approved
– Screeding will take place tomorrow!
– Aircon trunking discussion on 9th.
– Aircon trunking installation on 15th
– Renovation starts 15th!

Right now, our shopping is almost almost done.

✅ hood
✅ Hob
✅ Washing machine
✅ Dryer
✅ Fridge
✅ Oven
✅ Kitchen sink
✅ Vanity cabinet
✅ Mattress
✅ MBR fan
✅ bathroom accessories
✅ dining table + bench
✅ water heater
✅ Rainshower set

❌ divan bedframe
❌ dining chairs
❌ tv
❌ ceiling fan
❌ MBR bathroom sink
❌ sofa
❌ lights
❌ switches

Trying to think if I’ve missed out anything 😂

#tohtallylokeyhome #dayrehomes

My mum said something very weird the other day.

“Since the wedding is next September, you can buy your sofa all those in June right? So that when the wedding comes, your house still looks new.”

HOLD ON A MINUTE.

1. We won’t be going to the new house AT ALL during the wedding.

2. I’m going to start moving in when renovation is done.

3. Even if we move in in January, I think my house would still look pretty new come September!

Sometimes she just doesn’t make any sense.

My November SP bill just came in the app. LOL. I can’t possibly leave the house empty until our customary wedding is over right?!

Besides, I can’t wait to move in with the husband. This weekend thing is hard. It’s the same as per our dating days but it’s harder now that we’re married. I’m stickier to him now 😕 Can’t wait for the LDR SG version to end. #dayrewives

Just realise I haven’t shared my loots.

Very small haul for myself. Have been on #taobao and #ezbuy regularly but this time round it’s for the house. So excited looking at kitchenware, storage containers, decor and what not LOL. #ivyytaobao

Yes me and my pineapple craze.

I was a bit disappointed that this is a soft case. I thought it was a hard one. Glossy back also means you can see fingerprints and all. But in the end I quite like this case! A mix of marble and pineapple 😀

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytnov1
💸: $2.70

Expectation.

Bought this one again because I really like this and the old one was tainted with my purple hair dye lol. I bought it together with the other 2 but it’s not available from the shop anymore, so the link below👇🏼 is from Aliexpress, where I bought the first case from.

💸: $2.72
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly9

Expectation.

Been eyeing this for a while and I finally decided to get it.

It’s a hard case and I like how it protects the side buttons as well!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytnov2
💸: $1.90

 

mix and match

Almost midweek!

Can’t wait for the weekends already 😪

I have like 10,000 thoughts in my head now and I’m gonna try organizing them..

Did my touch-up with Ice over the weekend and I was very surprised my colleague noticed something different about my brows! 👍🏼 #dayrebeauty

Embroidery entry here: @ivyyt:170617

There was a customer before me so she applied numbing cream for me while she finish her work with the lady. All was done within an hour.

She’s gonna pop in December and she mentioned that she will update her IG (@browart_by_ice) when she’s gonna resume her business.

Got my second pair of specs from Foptics! I mentioned I was eyeing Lit in Gunmetal before (@ivyyt:310717) and I stuck with it heh.

In a state of confusion because when I bought my contact lens, I did another round of eye test and it was almost 100 degree difference from my Owndays degree. Now, it seems like the results from the latest eye test is wrong because the left side was blur. Sigh pie. I think I need to go for a 3rd eye test.

Nevertheless, very satisfied with my choice. Received comments that I look like a student now 😂 can’t wait to get the degree sorted out so I can wear this out more often.

I used to think people who have eyesight problems but change specs everyday are mad. I’d understand if it’s a degree-less specs; it doesn’t cost as much. But now that specs are so affordable, I can kinda understand why already.

Different specs, different look and feel. On days I wanna look serious, I go for this specs.

I just realized he customised the case for me too! A good 4 days after receiving the specs 😂

PMS-ing now.

I get agitated easily, as I realized today, after work. But I don’t know if it’s easily agitated or the same thing happened 3 times in a row, which pissed me off. I think I have the right to display my unhappiness, although I have to admit, it wasn’t very nice.

I have 10,000 different cravings. Kueh chap, carrot cake, hokkien mee, salmon sashimi, pizza, burrito etc.

And I got myself an onigiri from Giant.

I was pleasantly surprised that this onigiri is so much bigger and have more ingredients than any I’ve seen so far 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Worn my new #taobao earrings out one by one.

(@ivyyt:200917)

I super love this pineapple one 🍍🍍

Every morning was fun, thinking of which earring goes best with my outfit.

I wore this for two days.

It’s small, classy and dainty. Good for working days, or when you have like a formal meeting to attend.

Gonna try something else tomorrow.. maybe that grey flower 🌼 #ivyytaobao

Planned for another #JB staycation! #dayretravel #dayretravels

Sharing this good deal: Secret Escape is having a promo for Amari JB at $76/night, breakfast included + 30 min massage!

Valid from Nov’17 – Mar’18. Deal is ending in 6 days’ time.

Use my link and you can get $25 free credit. Disclaimer: it’s a referral link so it’s a win-win situation for both of us ✌🏼

They had a sale previously for Sofitel Sentosa at $278/night and I regretted not buying. My colleague went over the Hari Raya weekend and enjoyed herself immensely.

Waiting for any potential BKK hotels for our upcoming trip.. #goodthingsmustshare

Datz me.

Feels like I’m getting boring day by day. It’s just work and home, work and home.

Hardly take pictures because camera is disabled. I try to enable it everyday. So far it’s pretty good, but nothing interesting to snap 😂

Finally a #dayrebrides update!

Got myself bridesmaid #3!

I’m actually past my deadline. I gave ourselves until T-365 to #tohtallylokey to decide on the four brothers and sisters but I’m 11 days overdue and my list is still not complete.

I don’t think the husband has his yet..

Anyway, so glad @blubaobao can be my bridesmaid!! 🎊🎉 Our weddings are 2 months apart and we are not superstitious so YAY!

Yay. HLE got re-evaluated. Had to resubmit all our documents and mydocs@HDB was a bitch. Only PDF and JPEG allowed, have to go through step 1 to 10 to submit each and every single document (there were 10 docs in total)

We got updated to Oct/Nov. I really hope it’s Oct though! So many people have collected their keys and I can’t wait for our turn. #dayrehomes #tohtallylokeyhome

 

Shopping loots!

Down since yesterday and have been drifting in and out of sleep due to the medication!

The hardest part is always the waking up part. Can’t sleep too long, but can’t get up either.

The only good thing was.. my loots came!

Today it’s.. #obc, #taobao and #ezbuy ✌🏼

What other way to feel better than to receive presents?

Bought #Ourbraletteclub’s #OBClassics The Unconditional Love in sea foam initially.

Don’t know how @braintango does it but I placed my order on Monday, 12pm and it was in my letterbox on Tuesday evening.

It was so comfortable, and seeing more reviews of it in other colours, I went ahead and ordered the remaining colours.

It’s really very comfortable, even more so that b00bhugger.

I love that it looks good and makes me feel good too. My sisters were very safe and protected.

There was a little issue of a permanip due to the ending of the seams. It shows up a bit under clothes but not too much of an issue I guess!

I would love to recommend this to my mum but I don’t think she would be very keen on the cutout in the middle 😂

Moving on to my #taobao items..

Now that I have ezbuy Prime, I hardly buy direct from taobao anymore unless I have very urgent items or if my parents are buying many different items in bulk.

Taobao direct is definitely faster than ezbuy and my forwarder of choice is Prouter. The local logistics company is SimplyPost and I have no complaints for them so far.

This batch only has earrings and earrings only 🙊

An overview lol.

They are all from the same seller. I had to hit 48RMB (if I’m not wrong) to get free domestic shipping.

I love how dainty it is! The colour is very sweet too. I don’t have a lot of green accessories so this is perfect 😀 Just remove the ball and poke it through the earhole. As simple as that!

💸: $0.80
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep1

😍

Saw so many blogshops selling this (at exorbitant prices) and I just have to find it in taobao. Not a difficult task. Blue’s mine and @caffeinefix got it in black.

Was thinking hard between pink or blue. Had pink hair previously so it’d most probably clash if i got pink so blue it is, but I’ve since changed my hair colour LOL.

💸: $1.90
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep2

The difference between this and the green one is.. it’s slighter bigger. That’s about it. Now i’m thinking if i should get grey.. NONO. TOO MANY EARRINGS.

💸: $1
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep3

perfect for days where I want to go simple and sweet, and not overly loud.

💸: $1
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep6

Bought another pair of pineapple earrings with studs this time round because the previous one was rather heavy and it was moving quite a bit without any stopper.

💸: $1.20
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep7

Which brings me to the first pair I got.

I’m letting this one go at cost price if anybody is interested! (See @ivyyt:250717)

💸: $1.80

Shapes earrings are ❤ I think I’m going a little overboard with all these.. but they are all so cheap!

💸: $0.90
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep5

I really like such flowers. Daisy? The stick with the pearl is a separate piece so if you don’t like it, you can just remove it.

💸: $1.20
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep4

Saw it at @angiraffes’ post and I knew I had to get it. It goes really well with the phone covers that I’ve bought! (See @ivyyt:190717)

💸: $1.61 each
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytsep8

#ivyytaobao

 

dreams | AIA vitality | Taobao hauls

I had a weird dream last night! It was related to @/pearlynkmin’s Spanish laws post on squatters.

I dreamt that Aaron and I were in Korea and there’s a small island just off the mainland. A condo estate was on that island. The island was also very susceptible to big waves crashing into them but I don’t know why, squatters were attracted to this island and the management not only have to battle with the waves, they also had to solve the squatter issue. LOL.

Then on the mainland, there is this particular spot in the outdoor carpark where durian trees grew. Many people from all walks of life – students, men in suits and ties, uncles – waiting for the durians to drop. Many of them ended up shaking the tree violently and the durians dropped. (Nobody got injured though) They began fighting for the durians and I remember vividly that a school girl was fighting with a man for the durian and they turned round and round like merry-go-round. #ivyytdreams

The end.

Looking for AIA Vitality weekly challenge buddies!

I finally signed up for AIA Vitality after a while.. ever since @gissysux mentioned it in May 🙊

Since I can hit the weekly target, might as well earn some money out of it yeah?

So here I am, albeit late, looking for team members so we can earn additional $5 every week.

Let me know okay!

Gonna post my #taobao loots after work! Heh so excited to share my good buys with y’all!! #ivyytaobao

Saw the news and decided this will be my dinner. Haven’t tried the coconut pie and chendol mcflurry!

I even called up the macdonalds nearest to my place to check if they still have the burger 😂

No chendol already though. 😕

#dayrefatties #dayrefoodies

The husband told me yesterday that the mac auntie said Wednesday was the last day. I didn’t really believe it.

Now I do.

Fuzzie topped up their ezbuy gift cards!! Their ezbuy gift cards always run out damn fast.

Basically Fuzzie is like a gift card e-shop. You buy credits from them and top up your accounts like Grab, Ezbuy, #Lazada, taobao etc and get to earn cash back at the same time!

I usually use credit card to pay for #ezbuy but I hate the 3% cc processing fee. With this gift card, I can top up my ezbuy account without incurring the fees, earn miles on my cc, and get cash back at the same time!

Enjoy free $5 credits if you sign up using my code! Https://Fuzzie.com.sg/ivy6847

This is NOT a sponsored post ah! Just sharing good deals and how to avoid ezbuy’s credit card processing fee 😂

Okay time for some taobao reviews..

Have been eyeing this before we went to Bali.

Bought this for Boracay and now I feel like it’s not gonna be big enough for the both of us + our barangs barangs. HAHAHAH.

💸: $7.85
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly15

I’ve never had a denim jacket before and when I came across this jacket, I thought it’s time I should try one.

Bought an XL and I’m pleased with the quality, but it’s too large for me T.T Anyone wanna take this off my hands so I can get a smaller size please? Let me know!

Selling at $7.50 (normal mail) because it’s realllyyy heavy.

💸: $6.50
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly14

Been eyeing it for sometime and I just decided to get all these.

The coasters are really really heavy. Surprised at how good the quality of all these items are!

You’ll see them in use below 😂

💸: $10 for 4 items
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly16

Had it in my cart for quite some time. Was reluctant to fork out $10 for this.

I’m a bit disappointed with this purchase. I think for the price, the quality is not up to standard. It is rather sheer and there’s a risk of revealing everything if I raise my hands up. Mehhh.

Got quite a few compliments when I wore it to work today though. It’s a really nice piece for lazy days but wouldn’t recommend unless you don’t mind the quality.

💸: $10.89
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly11

No complains! Love love it!

💸: $2.07
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly12

Felt like I needed something more glam and formal for special occasions and I found this!

Best part, it was below my budget of $2 😀

Cc. @velvetcakes!

Just saw VGY instastory and it looks like they are launching a similar pair!

Received lots of compliments when I wore it to a wedding lunch!

💸: $1.84
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly13

Yes I’m currently in a craze for pineapple-related item so this is a must-get for me when I saw this.

TOO CUTE!

It’s quite heavy for earrings though! I have 2 ear holes on my right, and 1 on my left. I did a double loop for both sides.

The left earring shook more violently than the right one because there’s only 1 ear hole to ‘stablise’ it.

💸: $1.82
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly17

Bought The Gingham Sweetheart Swimsuit from #OurBraletteClub because I needed a swimsuit that can be seen in public places.

(BOP swimsuit was a little too revealing for me)

MAJOR LOVE!

It has a great slimming effect! So vintage-looking and cute. The husband loves it too 😬 #obc

Can’t wait to wear this to Boracay! 🌊🌴

 

words of wisdom | Taobao/ Aliexpress hauls

Work was really horrible today. Started on a bad note when I reached my desk to find several stuff missing. I have some sample shirts which were meant for staff to try and I only have ONE set. I found S – L missing. Like, these are the most generic sizes. I had to apologise to those who came by but couldn’t try.

I was furious. Whoever took it didn’t even have the decency to leave me a note. Taking without permission is akin to stealing okay. I had to put out a company-wide notice, requesting for the shirts to be returned.

They came back, but the person who took it didn’t seem to have any remorse or look apologetic. _$)(#*)&%)@#@#

Met a lot of self-entitled, self-righteous people today. The words they use, oh my, I can’t even. It’s your choice to not check your email, so why blame me? This is why I cannot be in service industry. @gissysux prolly was indifferent to me cursing in the office already.

The day ended on a good note though. @gissysux and I managed to finish one big task even though we stayed till 8pm.

I met a nice Grab driver. He got a phone call during the ride.

Driver *speaking sweetly*: working ah. Working hard for you. I promise to give you a better life ma.
Driver: ok la, you work finish already faster go home okay? I’ll see you back home.

Awwww. I feel like a third wheel already! We started talking and with pride, he showed me a photo of his two young daughters, about 5-6 years old.

“她们是我的宝贝。我现在做工存钱,以后要送她们去英国读书”
(They are my babies. I’m working hard to save money now, to send them to England for studies)

”uncle 相信,只要有心去做工,不管做什么工,都能成功的”
(Uncle believes, as long as you have the heart to work, no matter what kind of work you do, you will succeed)

Thank you uncle, for your words of wisdom. 😊

The night got better because I received presents.. from myself!

Remember I tried #Aliexpress for the first time? @ivyyt:100717

So I bought some cases and it was stated that item will be delivered within 18 – 38 days. Wasn’t expecting high hopes but I got a surprise in the mailbox today.

A small parcel was waiting for me inside and I kinda knew it’s the cases since I don’t have anything coming from China, but the parcel was really small and compact!

Anyway, it took only 9 days!

I first saw them on #taobao but they weren’t in prime. Didn’t want to waste my wishlist on them so I went to Aliexpress!

The watermelon case was a little dirty but I’ll make do with it. It will become dirty the moment I start using it too.

Can’t wait to use the pineapple one for my beach vacay 😬✌🏼

💸: $2.72
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly9 (fruits)

💸: $3.40
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly10

My parents bought stuff from Taobao direct and I tompang this customized item..

I’ve been eyeing this even before we got married! This has been in my bookmark for at least a year odd already? I first saw it in Dayre when someone shared it. Thought it would be a nice angbao packet to have since we’re mostly attending weddings together already.

I was a bit apprehensive because of her ratings. I usually get crowns and above and she only has hearts. But I decided to try my luck la.

Chatted with the seller and she gave us several choices. I was amazed by her speed! I started chatting with her at 10+ in the morning and she mailed it out in the later part of the afternoon.

It’s so pretty! The quality is good too. The paper is really hard, not like the normal flimsy angbao from NTUC or something.

Bought 50pcs to test it out and I’m impressed. Gonna buy more when our AD is nearing 😀

Makes a good item for #dayrebrides or #dayrewives to have 😀 #ivyytaobao

💸: $18.80 (50 pcs)
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly8

Changed my phone case to reflect my mood.

 

taobao loots!

#Shopee sale today and I managed to snag..

This!

No idea what’s the hype about it but I bought it cos the husband was eyeing this. Lucky I did because he was too slow!

$5 for this and I’m not sure if this is expensive or cheap.

I just saw @/butterball’s post on this and it looks good! 😋

Bought this for both work and leisure.

Actually I don’t know where I’ll be using this just yet but I’m sure it will be very useful for travels!

Apparently it’s the size of a credit card? No need to hunt for many sockets when we’re in hotel rooms and what not anymore!

Thinking of bringing it to the office since we are not allowed to plug anything into our laptops or computers. I’m currently using 2 wall USB charger for 2 different items. Okay, 1 charger is @gissysux’s. Stole it for a while since she was away but she’ll be back tomorrow (YAYYYY I MISS YOU)

(New stickers! Finally bought them heh)

#Ezbuy’s van came last night! Means hello goodies 😆 My mum is also hooked onto #taobao already.

For her, it’s more savings for work because a lot of the same things that they are getting from their local supplier is so much more expensive than what they found on taobao. They also tested the quality before so QC is definitely there.

Anyway, here’s another round of my goodies:

24 slots because I’m greedy like that.

#ivyytaobao

Too many lipsticks so I need this. Now it seems like I bought too big a box and it’s just waiting for me to fill it up. =X

💸: $2.15
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly6

Expectation.

Got this box for my earrings and I was a little surprised when I tore the packaging off. It’s bigger than I expected! It’s on the taller side but it works well for me since I have some longer earrings which can’t be bent.

💸: $3.22
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly2

Stretchable band, free size!

I don’t think it suits me very well even though it’s very comfy and the quality is good. Anyone wants this? Just take it from me at cost price.

💸: $6.50
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly1

The one in the middle! Light brown??

Bought this together with my mum and we got L, which is too big for us. Am letting this go to get a smaller size! Quality is definitely there, the material is darn good and slightly thicker than your usual cotton shirt. My mum is very amazed by the quality and the price.

It’s available if anyone is interested in getting this!

💸: $6.47
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly5

Tried it the moment it arrived that’s why it’s so wrinkled. I suppose it would look much better when it’s washed and ironed. Love this! So flowy and it is perfect for our hot weather. The inner lining stopped just slightly below my knee though.

Also because I’m not as tall as the model, it reaches my ankle instead of my shin.

💸: $6.25
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly7

I’ve eyed this top for quite some time already. It’s slightly sheer so wear nude undergarments for this!

It’s dark blue bra inside and you can slightly see it here. I took XL and it’s just nice for me.

Not stretchable so I have to be gentle when taking it off.

💸: $5.56
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly3

I love the design!

Please take 1 size bigger especially if your feet is wide.

I took the same size and it was tight at the side for me. My big toes were slightly out and got a blister because it was constantly rubbing the threading. There’s a zip at the back.

💸: $5.16
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly4

No introduction needed for this I guess.

2nd piece already! Bought my first one here @ivyyt:210617. I kinda regretted buying red because my hair will totally blend in with the top hahaha but let’s just say I’m slowly collecting all the colours 😀

LOVE THIS!

💸: $6.47
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjun7

The end of my taobao loots!

More coming.. on the way.. 🙊🙊

One more review, this time for #ourbraletteclub!

The Sweet Seduction Bralette.

I remembered vividly I was camping on my phone because my company IT blocked #OBC on our network 😑 I really don’t understand why though.

Material is exactly like that of the b00bhugger which I love because it feels like there’s nothing there 😬 comfortable and lightweight!

When worn, the nude part looks like it’s sheer and it’s my skin so it exudes a hint of sexiness 👍🏼

Even when I’m the only one seeing it, it gives me a sense of confidence when I wear it out.

Worn to death already but still lurveeee it! Thank you @braintango for bringing in such a lovely piece!

My brother came back from Aussie last night and he got me these 😂😂

Wore it today and my director actually noticed it! 🐱