Sunday, May 11, 2014


.... unrelated overdue photos in my phone haha. I need to be more consistent on my life updates here, without feeling complacent that most of these are already on Instagram. Anyway, I hope you guys have been well. It's Mother's Day today. And my mom's away haha. It's pretty shit to sit at home and scroll through Instagram/Twitter/Facebook feed and look at all the lovely photos you guys are posting haha.

It's depressing that I can only wish my mom's here so we can go out on date like everyone else haha. I'm whining like I'm loverless on Valentine's Day, gosh. Then again, we celebrated in advance last week. I got my aunt, granny and mom whatever they wanted. Pretty thankful that I saved enough and started wayyy earlier so I am not damned-ass broke now. I've got 3 ladies to please so it's imperative that I plan months ago haha.

So yeah, let's start the usual rounds of updates!


What is iLights? Till today, I'm still not very sure what it was but it seemed like a pretty cool temporary light exhibition. The entire trail was made of light displays which I believed had something to do with Earth Hour(?) Something ought to be done about educating people behind the purpose of it else.... objective not met, isn't it? The setup was really nice and creative. Things like that always fascinate me so I couldn't give it a miss and so glad I made it on the last day.

Who is Zachary? I'm sure some of you would wonder and ask because there'd be some pretty misleading photos so let me clarify that Zachary is my poly friend. We were in the same elective class. We worked on several projects together. We were close. We even spoke about travelling together and all, but they just never happen. We stopped contacting for a bit and got back in touch recently so we caught up over iLights.

Pasarbella had a pop-up thing ongoing outside MBS. It complemented the entire place really well.
I almost wish they'd base there forever.
The very much raved about Omakase burger which I personally don't see what's the hype about
HERE'S A TIP TO IMPRESS SOMEONE: Get your friend to stand directly opposite you in this.... massive round thing outside MBS. And whisper across to your friend. Whisper. Trust me, your friend will be able to hear it as long as he/she's directly opposite you. So y'allllll... if you've a confession to make but too shy, you can do it this way hehehe so cheesy maigawd.
The uncle's damn cute cause he honestly thought we were an item.
This board changes with different lines every few seconds. I jumped in for a photo and guess what I got? Hahahahaha. It's pretty apt I'd say.
And the couple below had the best line ever hahahaha
On our way back, Zach and I saw this couple. As we were having conservation, my eyes naturally set on them. There wasn't anything else to look at so I started to observe them. They fell asleep so quick within minutes onboard, I was in disbelief. The couple was discussing about something. As she checked her phone, they instantly... INSTANTLY fell asleep. My heart gave way. What kind of tough odd job do they have to survive like this; being this exhausting, going home this late.

Zach suggested to pass them some money. This was when the dilemma came in. What was the morally right thing to do.  Was giving the excess to someone else an act of kindness or pity? Money has always been a sensitive issue, hence the root of all evil. It's tough. As the mini debate went on in my head, Zach stood up and approached the sleeping couple. I couldn't help myself and I held him back. I stopped him. I just couldn't let him go any further. Simultaneously, her phone dropped and they woke up. Till today, we weren't sure if it's a blessing in disguise.

What if we didn't take that long to decide and manage to leave them the extra cash, would their lives have been better for that week/month? What if they refuse.... in a rather defensive way? The struggle was real. We wanted to help so badly yet we didn't know what to do. They looked like they could seriously use some help. While all these were going on in our head, they alighted at the very next stop. 

Zach and I sat there wide-eyed. Seconds later, we thought about rushing out to pass them the money and... at the same time, decided not to. Till today, I battle with the unintended regret. Was it rational of me or was it the lack of courage to make a difference? Is it bad to hold myself back in such situations? But seriously who would say no to extra cash? I know I wouldn't. Why do some people make the world so fucking hard to read and complicated. Sigh.


For those who've followed me closely would have known I was busy with work in the earlier month, April. So much so that it was almost back to back working and it's rather exhausting though very much fulfilling. I didn't think I've so many photos to show. Putting them together now is like, woah that's quite an amount so yeah here's a category to 'Work' itself. 

When you do something often enough, you get so used to it. It didn't occur to me to take photos as often as before. And when you're the only model who's doing that, you'd look really amateur -being so easily excitable by clothes, shoes, makeup and all- haha. So yeah.

Ok... Being in this line, being immune to good-looking people, it's rare for me to gush about good-looking guys. Good-looking doesn't equate attractive. It's not easy to spot attractive guys, really. And this season, ain't I lucky to find one hahahaha.  This guy here, in the stealth photo I took, yes he's charming as hell.
Getting a wig is always fun for shows
This was probably when the caffeine effect was at its peak.
Gwen (my soulsista) went to support and watch me stomped down this long ass -approx. 1.2km from Ion to Paragon and back to Ion- runway in heels. She tried taking a few snaps but yknow.... you can never get a decent photo from a fashion show unless you're equipped with dslr haha. So that above is Daniel and I'm... in the photo below. It's really hard to tell us apart on the runway when everyone looked pretty much the same with the similar wig on.
With all the hardwork in April, I'm rewarding myself to a holiday this coming Tuesday!!!! I'll be going to Bangkok from 13-18th!! So if there's anything you'd like me to buy, you can drop me an email with attached photos and maybe I can help you search for it. And then, you can get it from me at the flea ;-)  But of course, no promises guys. Only if I happen to see whatever you're looking for, I'll try to fulfil that favour yeah.


We interrupted a pigeon picnic while we were on our way to Made by Lauren Jasmine cafe at 47 Amoy Street.
Not only you can eat there, but you can do some shopping upstairs! I love the brands Eclecticism carry. They have Minkpink, Free People, American Apparel. These are the awesome brands we see on ASOS and thought, hey that's a little expensive and we don't know if the clothes will fit. With Eclecticism now at Made by Lauren Jasmine and also Wheelock, I can now shop for my favourite brands physically *whoopeeeee*
In a sponsored Minkpink bottom

All in all, they've a lot of other cool stuff like shades, accessories, candles etc. Just add Made by Lauren Jasmine into your cafe hopping list and maybe you'll love them as much as I do cause the cakes (and the service) there are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!


What did I do to get this lucky?! I received two sets of Triangl swim wears and a set of underwear, courtesy of Triangl. Aaaaand now, I feel like purchasing a few more sets of underwear on my own!!!! They're awfully cool and comfortable! Australia has got a lot of lovely swimwear brands but they're all actually rather pricey and I think Triangl happens to fall in the rather comfortable range. If you look through Nastygal, the swim wears are all above $150 or so? So yeah, get yourself a Triangl today, hit the beach 2 weeks later, feeling like a boss in such a head-turning piece.


Nat's tiny waist
Because the dude at the back couldn't stop looking, Nat directed me to take the shot below hahahaha
I need to start doing something to get some abs, to be more defined. My body is indeed leaner now (than in the picture) with the help of SkinnyMint. I no longer bloat like usual during my menses, it's amazing. And yes, didn't think I'd lose anymore weight but I did. So a smart girl would wanna take advantage of such situation and get back on her exercise routine else it's all going to waste.


The lovely thing about making friends from other countries is definitely, the cultural exchange. Neill, a Taiwanese model from my agency who got here 2 months ago decided to share his known hometown dish with us and it's delicious!!!
Perfecccccccct. If you ask "Irina, can you cook?"
I wouldn't know what to say to such question because everyone's definition of cooking capability seems to be different. If you're talking about cooking at Neill's level, then obviously hell no. But if you're talking about starting the fire successfully and whipping up an omelette, hell yeah Irina can cook! ;-)

Hope my updates like this still interest you guys hehe.


  1. Enjoyed reading the whole post and I actually managed to see you during FSO 14, tho I didn't realize thanks to the wig... but when I got home to take a look at my loot of photos... There's one of you! - its on my blog if you want to take a look hehe >_<

    Your life seems so damm fulfilling now - wished mine was ... as fun. ):

    Your friend Zachary and you really look like an item though ;) hehehehe - and I'm gonna to try if the MBS thing really works, not for a confession but I'm still doubtful if it really does work. o_o I don't think the couple would have mind the extra cash but I guess its the thought that really counts, both you and Zachary are such sweethearts!!

    and damm! your friend's waist is so tiny!! -feels like a whale- (maybe I should get skinnymint tea too hahahahaha)

    1. Oh I just went to your blog! You've really lovely photos. I wish I'd put more effort into that department haha. The MBS thing, it works! No joke. Lemme know if it works if you've done it at flea k! hehehehe. Look forward to seeing ya and yes, skinnymint works wonder gonna have a blog post on it soon ;-)

  2. HAHAHAH @ the quote boards!!!! I'd totally visit if i knew about it, *fan of lights here* anyway yea the train thoughts were occasional to me as well; there's always the thought of giving but there's also the possibility of the chances of u offending someone.

    p/s You can really take spicy :O

    1. LOVE THE QUOTE BOARDS MAN. I wanted to hog that station till I get the right quote but my quote totally blew me away so.... hahahaha. No no! Those aren't chillies. It's red pepper hehehehe. Me ain't good with spice at all.

  3. skinnymint tea really works? like it does really make your tummy flatter? haha

    1. YES. IT DOES. Believe it or not, I didn't think I can get any skinnier but I did. An entry on it will come up soon so stay tuned!!!!

  4. Hi Irina! May I know what size you got your triangl items in? :) Also, where's your TBC bikini from? I always have trouble finding nice bikinis in SG :( Thanks!!

    1. My tops are S! And as for the bottoms.... I got S but I wish I got M instead. My TBC bikini's from H&M hehe.

  5. Hi irina, sorry to ask
    Do u have any great places for staycation(sg) that you can recommend to me?
    Thanks a lot.

    1. Google boutique hotels and a bunch of lovely hotels will appear! I personally like New Majestic and Wanderlust ;-)

  6. Hi Irina. Which school are you in now? :)

  7. Hi Irina! I really like the effects on your photos! If you don't mind to share what camera/app did you use for them? :)