Dressing Up and Buying Clothes

I was watching Asia’s Next Top Models last week, and they had a challenge on posing for catalogues. When the models went in, a senior executive from Zalora, gave them some pointers and added some accessories to them. I liked how she changed their looks almost instantaneously, and I was attracted to some of the clothes they have.

In their challenge, they were told to dress up in certain themes, and they had a short few minutes to do so. I quite like some of the styles. Later on, they were given 15 minutes to get their shots taken. Some of them made me really want to buy the clothes. Immediately, I went to the site and saw some nice clothes. The Great Singapore Sale is coming up, and I am sure there would be a lot of sales going on.

Since I usually shop once or twice a year, and usually I will buy anything from 6 to 15 quality but affordable pieces at one go, I have enough clothes to last before I start to repeat them more frequently.  If only I am what this app says about my age, then it would be the time where I could wear almost anything I want.


My son soon brought me back to earth, with his ego bruising guesses of my age, which he guessed was between 46 to 59!

It is difficult to shop for clothes, because I have a few criteria.The tops or dresses should preferably be sleeveless, or with short sleeves, because the classrooms are extremely hot! The skirt or dresses should reach the knees. It is very hard to find suitable dresses, because they are all so short!

In the past, I would buy clothes that did not require ironing, but after I have my children and had hired helpers, I would buy whatever I liked. Unfortunately, now that I am currently in between helpers, I really wish the clothes do not require any ironing!

I probably should get some accessories to jazz up those clothes (that do not require ironing) I am going to repeat for the time being.

El and Gar’s Photo Shoot

This photo shoot was totally random and a spontaneous decision, sort of. Gar and I were walking around the building, waiting for El to finish his art lesson. A guy stopped us and told us about his photo studio, and the head photographer from Australia was here for a day only to take pictures. I was sort of interested, as I had been thinking about getting professional photos for the two boys for a very long time.

After that, we walked past the studio, and we went in when the Australian photographer beckoned us in. I thought Gar would not be interested, and would not be cooperative, but she said she had a way with children. True to her words, she was really able to engage the children.

She asked Gar to stand on a box. I was pretty afraid that he would run away, but he just stood there shyly.

Gar 4

In the end, it was the first guy who took the pictures, while she entertained Gar. She used a ball to play with him, and he smiled. She tickled him, while the photographer took the pictures.

Gar 2

I was quite amazed with how interested Gar was, as he posed for the pictures. He gamely did everything the lady asked him to do, such as sitting on a chair, standing, crawling and more. Despite the numerous flashes, he was fine.


Gar 3 Gar 5

Then, she asked us to wait for a while while she edited the photos. We walked around, but when we came back, there was another customer. It was time to pick up El from his class, so we went to get him.

I asked El whether he wanted to get his photos taken, and he said yes. We went back to the studio, and I expected to pay double for the shoot, but the head photographer said she would just add on to the package.

El 1

El went in to pose, and she took a few photos, before Gar ran in and wanted to take more of his own photos. She switched tactics, and got them to pose together.


Now, these two children would be like Tom and Jerry on most occasions. They would chase each other, jostle for attention, scream and cry, and Gar would bite his brother. However, they turned into the most loving brothers under her instructions.
They posed together, smiled together, held hands and had their pictures taken. This was really great.


She then finally asked El to take some photos alone.

El2Someone pointed out that the biggest difference between the two were their eyes. Never noticed that! The round light was reflected in their eyes.

Their father was very pleased with the results, and perhaps we might just get some acrylic photos done for decoration. I think these photos were more natural compared to those makeover photos I had spent lots of money on when I was a student.

A Hairy Affair

If there is someone in the household who could cut hair, wouldn’t you let him or her cut your baby’s hair?

Apparently not everyone thinks the same. A hairstylist was telling my mother that her daughter wanted to hire someone who specialises in cutting baby’s hair. How strange.

Anyway, since nobody can cut hair well, unless you want to end up with a bad hair cut, which was my fate when my mother used to cut my hair when I was young, then it’s off to the hair salon.

Gar is born with a head full of head. That is way much more than his elder brother, who at nearly 3 still has very fine hair. It is so long that it stands up, and it curls nicely, and there is a tinge of brown at the ends of his hair. I was born with a head full of hair, and according to my mother-in-law, he has curly hair like my husband.

So at three months old, he went for a hair cut. The hair stylist had cut the hair for El, so I know her skills. It is quite hard to cut hair for a fidgety baby. Previously, El would sleep through the hair cuts. However, this little baby was wide awake, and there was no way he would let his hair disappear without a fight. He was turning and moving, and it took tremendous skills to cut his hair without hurting him. She trimmed the top, and shaved the rest. He had bald patches due to sleeping on his back.

before his haircut

One day before his haircut

After His Haircut

Not too pleased with his new crew cut










I think he needs a bit more hair on top to balance his look.

In the mean time, as she had forgotten to give me a wrap, I had hair all over my clothes, which got onto him even after I changed him out of his clothes into a onesie. It was nearly a tussle against time as I had to get all the hair out of his tiny fist before he put it into his mouth.

This costs 10 dollars, and is way cheaper than a hair salon that targets children, minus all the frills such as cartoon, balloons, gelled hair with temporary hair dye. I have to be there to supervise the haircut, for the last time the elder boy went for his haircut without me, he ended up totally bald, just like a Shaolin monk.


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