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8 Things You Might Expect At Le Diner en Blanc

You might have read about my previous post Checklist for Le Diner en Blanc First Timers and I thought I’d do a follow up post about what actually happened at the one I attended in Singapore earlier this year!

1 / You have to meet up with your chosen bus group.

As the location for Le Diner en Blanc is always kept a secret, participants of the event will have to gather at their chosen location (many across islandwide) to wait for a bus that will take us to the venue.2 /  You will have to carry all your stuff with you. (Bring a handy trolley if you have one!)

It was tough finding a white bag that will fit all the things that we had to carry, so we had to split all the things up and carry between the two of us!


3 / You might experience a really long bus ride.

We took the bus from the east near Tanah Merah, the bus took us to Changi before heading down to Sentosa. >.< I’m not sure why that was the reason though, so I hope you like bus rides!

We finally alighted at RWS and took a walk to the location at RWS.
4 / You might rush to get a spot in the line and then get busy to set up your table.

Every bus is assigned one line, and most people would want to be at the end of either sides so there might be a bit of jostling around, but thankfully everyone was quite courteous. We did a bit of research online and especially Pinterest to gain inspiration for table setting and I had the sense to add in a candle lamp and fairy lights – I brought enough to share with the tables on our left and right, haha!

5 / Prepare to exchange stories and maybe even food!

The french on my right happened to have worked at an office near where I live so we had quite a good conversation and they offered us really yummy cheese (as pictured) and salami on bread! I especially love this part about the dinner, meeting new friends!  6 / Photoworthy moments

Being at DEB means everyone’s dressed in white and it’s definitely an evening you want to remember, so be sure to take a few shots, especially with who you’re with and meet!

7 / Enjoy the fringe events

In addition to all that’s already happening – setting up dinner, dining, meeting new friends – organizers had a lot of fringe events like models on stilts, musicians to entertain us through the dinner. We made the trip to the photobooth to get a few cute shots! 🙂

8 / Dance the night away!

The event ends with a blast with everyone dancing the night away, we also got to see fireworks since we were at Sentosa and the evening was truly quite spectacular and enjoyable.

If you enjoyed my post and want to receive an invite for DEB 2018, register here. Special thanks to DEB Singapore for hosting us and my partner in crime Christabelle!

x

Ena

Amazing One for One Dining Offers with Entertainer 2018

Hi guys! Today I’ll be sharing about an amazing app that will potentially have you save a ton of money while you entertain family and friends. 😉

If you haven’t heard about Entertainer app, you might have been living under a rock.  Other than offering many one for one dining options islandwide, the app also helps to suggest dining places and explore those that might be out of your usual comfort zones. With this app, I’ve dined at Mad For Garlic (Suntec) with my friends and we paid for only 3 meals for 6 of us! Amazing right? 

Here’s more about what’s in store with the new Entertainer 2018 app:

Entertainer Singapore 2018 includes over 1,700 Buy One Get One Free and discount offers for dining, attractions, leisure activities, retail and services. Top brands include Jaime’s Italian, Hard Rock Café, Fat Cow, Bedrock Bar & Grill, Jewel Coffee, Nature’s Spa by Jurlique, Bounce Singapore, Forest Adventure & many more.

With over 1,700 offers for restaurants, bars, attractions, leisure activities, hotels, spas, salons, gyms, fitness studios, retail, everyday services and much more, Singapore 2018 delivers over S$176,000 in savings for customers across Singapore. Back this year are customer favourites such as Fat Cow, Jamie’s Italian, Bedrock Bar & Grill, Toby’s Estate and more. New brands for 2018 include Cold Stone Creamery, Hard Rock Café, Pizza Express to name a few.

Here are some photos with my friends while we were at Cin Cin for Entertainer 2018’s media launch! We had so much fun watching the bartender concocting the cocktails and snapping pictures with the cute Entertainer 2018 app photo props. 🙂

With Charlene, Kai Ting, Jacelyn & Mori. 

With cutie pie Zong Han.

With Keryn. Finally got to hang after talking about it for so long! 

T’was a great Mojito!

We had the pleasure to share this refreshing Mojito! 

So much fun with these girls~ 🙂
With the ever lovely Kai Ting.

If you’ve not heard about Entertainer app until now, it’s ok! You can rejoice because now you’re early to the party! 😉

Entertainer 2018 app is having an awesome introductory promotional offer aka Early Bird Offer at S$95 (U.P $145) Plus it will come with FREE Cheers Singapore 2018, Bali 2018 + Travel 2018 (including Hotels Worldwide and ENTERTAINER getaways) with a total value at S$265. 

The 2018 ENTERTAINER products are available to purchase through the website or the app from the 25th October – at a special early bird price until 30th November 2017.

Thank you Entertainer Singapore, AM Collective & Kai Ting for having me at the media preview!

x

Ena

Unboxing Lazada x ProLink On The Go Surprise Box – Lazada GSS Sale up to 90% off!

Hi loves!

I’m back again, this time with a pretty fun unboxing surprise box!
Recently Lazada sent me a Lazada x ProLink On The Go Surprise Box and before I go into details about what the surprises are, I need to share with you some awesome good news first!

LAZADA GSS SALE IS HAPPENING on from the 6th to 8th June! Mark the dates!!! 3 More Days!!!

There will be:
up to 90% OFF
and
Flash Deals every 2 Hours!

Bookmark the dedicated LAZADA GSS SALE page >>here<<!

PLUSSSS >>> Use my voucher code <GSSENA18> for 18% off, capped at $8 for new customers with no minimum spend required.
AWESOME OR WHAT?!

Alright let the unboxing commence!

Super big box!Half empty and filled with shredded paper… >.< now I have to hunt for the surprises! 😀

Here they are! PROLiNK Energiepak Classic Power Bank (Space Grey)  &  PROLiNK Fervor Basic Bluetooth NFC Super Slim Stereo Headset!

This charger is super duper awesome!!!
At 150000mAh, it can charge my iPhone7 for up to 5 times!!! Means  I can charge it up and carry it in my bag with me for ~1 week without having to charge it every night, this is great! 😀
Only at $60.90 before discount, add it to your cart from here! Can I also add its in such a nice space grey and comes with a super nice velvet pouch to protect the charger~

 Next we have a super chio headphone,  PROLiNK Fervor Basic Bluetooth NFC Super Slim Stereo Headset – no icky wires needed!
Although I got to admit I don’t have the habit of using a headphone, so I will have to give it a try to see what my verdict is on this!

In the meanwhile… let’s admire how chio the headphones are in its cute light blue!

A big THANK YOU to Lazada team for having me as part of the
Surprise Box Unboxing team~ and for giving my readers this awesome voucher code <GSSENA18> for 18% off, capped at $8 for new customers with no minimum spend required. Infact I’m going to use the code for myself too! 😀

Lazada sells a lot other tech, fashion and beauty items – be sure to explore the pages (Bookmark the dedicated LAZADA GSS SALE page >>here<<!) ahead of the sales! 😉

Happy shopping loves!

x

Ena

Checklist for Le Diner en Blanc First Timers

Hi Loves!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be heading to my first Le Diner en Blanc this coming 3rd June! I’ve compiled a quick and simple checklist to get you prepared for your first Le Diner en Blanc experience. 😉

If you already know what Le Diner en Blanc is all about and want to get invited, head over the registration page here to get your invite!

What is Le Diner en Blanc (DEB) about?

Le Dîner en Blanc – Singapore returns for its fifth edition on 3rd June 2017 with a brand new team of dedicated hosts: Alexis Lhoyer, Guillaume Chabrières, and Jasmine Tuan

Le Dîner en Blanc is an international viral picnic event celebrated in over 60 cities in 25 countries where guests gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most unexpected public spaces. The Singapore edition began in 2012, and has been gaining traction ever since. The last edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Singapore was in 2015, held at the Old Kallang Airport with 1,500 invited members and friends.  

Invites are open in 3 phases:

Phase 1 – For those who have attended the last edition of Le Diner en Blanc (Opened 27th April, 9am)

Phase 2 – For the invited guests of Phase 1 to invite their friends
(Opened 3rd May, 9am)

Phase 3 – Those who are new to Le Diner en Blanc – Singapore
(Opened 9th May, 9am)

All Phases will be closed by 19th May 2017 <—– Extended to 24th May, 11.30pm

Simply put, the event started in France about 30 years ago and has now spread to major cities globally. It’s a strictly by invite event, where the venue is kept completely secret and everyone who registers comes dressed in all chic formal white outfits and also prepared with an all white dinner setting (yes tables, chairs and 3 course food!). Registration allows you to sign up for bus seats which will pick you up hours ahead of the event and then take you to the secret venue. For that special evening, hundreds other Le Diner en Blanc guests will gather and dinner together, befitting the name “Dinner in White”!

Now let’s get started with the Checklist! 

1. Read Up and Get To Know Le Diner en Blanc Better.

If you’re new to a topic or subject then the right thing to do to get to know it better is to read up about it. So head over DEB’s Singapore Official Website’s FAQ to know more. From what to wear to what to bring, the answers are all there.

2. Tables, Table Cloth, Chairs & All White Cutleries

Image Credit: Pinterest

It is recommended to get square folding tables however the closest I can find online in Singapore are these 70×50 tables, so they’ll have to do! For foldable chairs you can get them here, and throw on a white lace cloth to cover it up. For affordable cutlery, make a trip down to IKEA for plates that start from $0.90!

3. 3 Course Dinner Menu Ideas

Most guests go with their Significant Other, for me I’ll be going with my bestie Christabelle and here are some very useful websites that I will refer to get inspiration for our 3 course dinner menu! Jamie Oliver’s Romantic Recipes are a great start if you’re planning to cook and pack a romantic dinner menu, they even have the level of difficulty and time taken for each meal item suggested. Another useful link is BBC’s Good Food site, they offer recipes from starters, to mains to desserts, win! One special note is that you can’t bring your own alcohol cause apparently that’s not allowed, so if you must, order from DEB’s E-Store (accessible only after registration) before closing date on 24th May and pick up at the event. Alternatively, bring your own non-alcoholic drinks. 🙂

If you want to join in the fun but have absolutely no time or skills to prepare a cooked dinner, then I suggest getting and packing these from the supermarket or convenience store:

1) Starters: Biscuits and cheese cubes

Image Credit: 2ufood.co.uk

2) Mains: Chicken with Salad

Image Credit: BBC Good Food

3) Chocolate Cake Slices

Image Credit: StayAtHomeChef.com

4. All White Outfit Ideas & Inspiration

Image Credit: phillyprgirl.com

It’s not hard to look good in all white, neither is it hard to shop for it! Probably the toughest part of this is getting the right fit for the various pieces. If you need more inspiration, head over to the results for “All White Outfit” on Pinterest! Bearing in mind that the weather in Singapore can be humid but windy at night, don’t prepare jackets or outerwear that’s too thick, but be prepared with a shawl or thin coat!

5. Be prepared for Wet Weather

Last but not the least, it can get rainy in Singapore and rather unexpectedly too. So come prepared with umbrellas and raincoats -in white if possible, if not transparent will do too!

That is all for my blog post, I do hope you’ve found this quick and simple checklist helpful – see you at the event, be sure to say hi if you see me! 😉

x

Ena

The Body Shop Expert Masks Dinner @ Joie & More | August Recap

Hi Loves!

It’s sure been a long time since my last monthly recap! Hopefully my next recap won’t be 3 months away, LOL. Let’s dive straight in, shall we?

TheBodyShop’s Expert Mask series has been great! My faves of the 5 are Himalayan Charcoal Purifiying Mask which not only de-clog pores but also smoothens skin texture as well as British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask which leaves my skin hydrated, refresh and I always love a rose scent!

Lunch at Toa Payoh’s Mr Bean, this laksa is really good! Also, this stirrer is really cute, didn’t buy it tho! I always like to see new nail trends online for inspiration for when I do visit a nail parlour to get my nails done, which frankly, isn’t often nowadays, haha.Was in Toa Payoh for a CPD course, speaking of which it’s time for me to attend my yearly courses again. The duties of a working adult are endless. And I love my ERA office at Toa Payoh because they offer free coffee and desserts! I wish they had this at our main Mountbatten office! Some of the informative slides about landed housing during the CPD class. Lunch with Shirley at the White Bee Hoon restaurant!Got a Pineapple for a client who was collecting keys for their resale home! It’s meant to roll on the floor for prosperity and you can enjoy the sweetness of the fruit after!  Coincidentally chancing about Mark at the office!  On the same early August day after a busy day, I met up with my gfs Smita and Leanne at The Library for bites and drinks!  The drinks are conceptualized around interesting personalities, such as Marilyn Monroe menu offers sweet flavours. I opted for Sun of Fuji which is great and as I’m typing this, I’d like to revisit this place again! Actually there are a lot of cool bars around Singapore which I haven’t yet explore, so maybe I’ll check those out first, LOL.Our drinks! Wine, Sun of Fuji and Gin and Tonic.With Smita and Leanne. <3 It was a belated birthday gathering for us as we’re all July babies! I know I know, I’m taking almost an entire year to update. Blog procrastination has been real, and I’ve said many times that I will step on it, LOL. I will really try! 😛Our bites! These are delicious too!

Was invited for Aldo’s FW launch at Paragon and I got myself these pair of lovely blush pink heels which I’ve been loving and gotten many many compliments! Yes, their SS2017 is now out, you can check them out in stores. 🙂

Also checked out Uniqlo’s LifeWear exhibition at Dempsey and saw many beautiful collaborations such as the Carine Roitfeld one above. They also opened their new flagship at Orchard Central which is awesome because you literally can find everything to suit your fashion needs! If you’ve been following me on my IG, you’ll know that I’ve been checking out their recent Minnie Mouse collection and got a few pieces for myself!

If you’re searching for comfy and trendy casual shoes, be sure to check out FitFlop at Wisma!

I really love these traditional flaky skin Teo Chew style mooncakes from Thye Moh Chan soooo much! I was actually sad that they only sell these for a limited time only and couldn’t purchase after the season. Be sure to check them out for this year’s Mooncake festival, they’re actually quite affordable at $25.80/box for a set of 4 which you can mix different flavours!

Was quite obsessed with my Bitmoji and here are some that made me smile!

My sister joined the Pokemon Go craze and here’s a pic of me with her Charmander. LOL.

Another day at Toa Payoh and here’s one of my fave dish Lei Cha at the HDB Hub basement food court. Also got my nails done in Watermelon style!Had a CG gathering, although we’ve multiplied now, those were fun times! <3Dinner with le sis, we love this Chic-a-boo outlet that’s newly opened near our place!Coffee Frappe at The Coffee Bean at Marina Square while waiting for clients to arrive or a meeting.
Not quite sure what this was doing in my August photos record but anyway he’s too cute not to post, in case you’re wondering where this is from, it’s from A Bug’s Life, one my favourite Disney animations! OOTD, in my silver slip ons from Fit-flop.Dinner with my friend Royce, we had Teo Chew porridge at Beauty World.

 I had the privilege to attend Anna Sui’s FW event at Sentosa and the event space was SO LOVELY. The bloggers and I in attendance couldn’t stop snapping away not only at the products but at the entire set up! One of my all time fave perfume is Anna Sui’s Lucky Wish, it’s a lovely powdery floral scent that’s neither too light nor strong. I recommend you checking it out!

Attending DFS Beauty Class at DFS Orchard and tried the Lancome Energie De Vie which was very refreshing and saw this really cute Michael Kors mini bagpack which was not cheap tho, it was around $700? You could get a bigger work tote with this price, but I guess it’s a really cute colour and design. Also got a fun goodie bag with HR mascara and IOPE blush, tried both out and they’re pretty good, you can buy these from DFS! 🙂

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Attended Clozette’s Diva event at Bugis+ and got a cute metallic tattoo and grabbed dinner with Fenny and her BF after!

Met up with Fenny for dinner and thanks to her friend, we got a 1for1 deal via his Entertainer App at ARC Cafe! The duck confit is not as good at Saveur but the beef dish was not bad!

Attended Bottega Verde’s event of the launch of their Custom Moisturizer, simply get your skin reading done at their Suntec outlet and an order will be made in Italy before sending it over to Singapore for your collection. I’ve used mine as a day moisturizer as it contains SPF and while it’s cream base it is lightweight for Singapore’s weather.  The same evening, Fenny and I visited Woow’s new store at Plaza Singapore, have you tried this refreshing rainbow dessert ice yet? 😉

Thanks to Base Asia Entertainment and Nuffnang, my sister and I attended the Premiere night of Annie the Musical which I enjoyed very much!

Went for a long overdue facial session at Atlas Medispa, always enjoy my sessions there. 🙂

Saw some kids playing at the fountain close to home and kinda wish I was a kid and able to do something like this!

Had dinner at home with the family consisting of takeaway and we kinda over did it with too many items! 😛

Celebrated Netccentric’s 10th Anniversary at Red Dot Museum with some fellow influencers! Last picture with my manager Christina who’ve left, wishing you all the best babe!  Joined Leanne’s Mac Masterclass and Robinsons styling event at Robinsons at Heeren and it was great fun with the girls, Fenny and Raa!

Funny story to tell, I use to be able to take every bus back home from the closest MRT station but then this bus 26 changed route and I would end up taking it multiple times and alight at a bus stop further away and end up walking the longer way home and it almost always happened to be on my heels! >.< After about 3 times, I would carefully avoid 26. 😛

Ending off this month’s recap with some of the beauty goodies sent my way!

TheBodyShop TeaTree Duo is great for battling acne outbreak. Recently, I had a skincare outbreak because of a product I used which was too oily for me, and I immediately use the 3in1 TeaTree as Mask and my skin improved rapidly the next morning.L’Oreal constantly comes out with new hair innovations and range, this OleoTherapy consists of Oil Infused hair products, made with Oils from 6 flowers which boasts to restore dull, dry and damaged hair. For more information check out hereThanks to my friend Sybs who went to Korea, I got a stash of Innisfree products, and she highly recommended this Sebum Oil Free Primer which really does keep skin matte all day. Thanks to my gfs who got this set of Furla pouches or my birthday I’ve found these to be so handy and useful!

Some of my favourite products for August, and the silver tube is the body gel that goes with Refa massager to keep skin moisturized and taut.

That’s all for August’s recap, hope you enjoyed it! Leave me a comment if you have any questions or suggestions and I’ll get back as soon as I can! <3

X

Ena

Check out my Delicious and Healthy Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn Lunchbox | Ena Lifestyle Review

Do you pack lunch to work? Cause if you do, this post is for you!

The other day, I packed a home cooked meal and I’m so happy with my new Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox that I’d like to share more about my experience with you…

My home is never lacking of food because my Mum loves to cook, has lots of ingredients and food in the kitchen and my married sister loves to buy me desserts whenever she visits weekly! I know, I know, lucky me! 😀

So it was perfect to have my Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox so I can pack all of these goodies, home-cooked noodles and salad, fresh tomatoes and Japanese desserts~

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What’s great about this lunch box is that it is a Heat Retaining, Vaccum Insulated Lunchbox, with a Sleek design and Stainless steel, High Copper finishing containers – more of these in the visuals below! 😉

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Isn’t she a beauty? A sight to behold, sure to inspire envious “awws” and “ahs” from classmates or colleagues!

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I chose to put my noodles with dumpling and soup on the base layer, my potato and fruit salad with fresh tomatoes on the second layer, separated with one of the 3 handy dividers also provided in the set, and lastly but definitely not the least, topping it up with a strawberry puff as dessert!

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Packing Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn | Enabalista Blog Review_0006Top down view, each container comes with a handy cover with a small hold for you to easier pop them out with your finger. I love it!

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Last but not the least, the lunchbox come with a waterproof and heat-retaining “Bag Mat” which you can use as a sling bag in carrying your meal and double up as a meal mat to keep any food spillage in. SO INGENIOUS!

Packing Lunch with Vaya Tyffyn | Enabalista Blog Review_0008Thanks Vaya Tyffyn for creating this super stylish lunch box!

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Here’s my meal that I’m having with my friends, they were so intrigued by my pretty lunch box, and I’m definitely going to prepare more such meals out with my Vaya Tyffyn!

If you’d like one of your very own stylish lunch box, visit their website here and get your 1000ml or 600ml lunch box! 😉

Thanks Vaya Tyffyn for sponsoring this blog post!

x

Ena

Lunch at Whitegrass @ Chijmes is Bomb | June Recap

Hey hey!

The months have been kinda crazy, to say the least and I’ve most definitely neglected my blog. 🙁 Now that crazy January is over, and I’m slowing easing back to a somewhat more normal schedule and quitting on Korean dramas and Youtube binge watching, I’ll be compiling each month’s happening into one post each, so we’ve got 8 to go considering this is June 2016’s recap! XD Just compiling the photos for June into this post and looking back at the fond memories made me smile, I hope you’ll enjoy this post and come to enjoy the upcoming months’ updates as much as I enjoy looking back at them! Also, I’m more convinced to get active on Youtube moving forward (promise I will once I clear these 8 posts!) because it will be way more fun looking back via videos! I won’t be linking to brands and websites as I’d usually do (to save time, really) – but if you see any brands / products / whatever that a quick google doesn’t answer, let me know in comments below and I will do my best to get back to you. X

Fashion Show @ Orchard Gateway Featuring Local Designer Brand Revasseur

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With friends during a flea @ Suntec!Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0004

The Face Shop @ Tampines One Opening
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The Therapy is an update on their popular SMIM range!Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0045

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Kiehls LE Masks for Autism AwarenessFashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0011 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0012

Sally Hansen’s Complete Care 7in1Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0013

Tact.Sg Media Preview
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Back at ERA Monday Runs <3 
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Sandro FW 2016

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Watch the vlog here!:

Lunch @ Hob Nob Fish & ChipsFashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0023Met up with Gabby and Seb for discussions about videos, wishing them all the best in their endeavours while I will embark and venture into creating my own Youtube content! Definitely challenging but what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger!

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Was totes obsessed with Kdrama Lucky Romance
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Auolive Media Lunch @ Whitegrass 
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Can I just say i freakingggg love the food here at Whitegrass – if you love me please bring me here on a date. kthxbye.Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0040 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0041

Nails done @ De Arteastiq Nails. Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0042 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0043

I was exactly the 100,000th follower of Dayre @blog! #cheapthrill, lol. Follow me on my micro-blog Dayre if you haven’t already! >>Here<<Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0044Sometimes the sunset from my house can be really pretty. <3

GHD Styler Blogger Event 
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Dinner at Bridge @ 31 Seah Street

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Watch my vlog here!

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If you’d like to send me love notes, invite me for events or send me stuff, email me >> enabalista@gmail.com! Be sure to follow me on IG @ena_teo where I update regularly and sub to my YT channel where I WILL bribe you with goodies and silly faces, I promise.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Comment or DM me on IG if you did ya! <3

x

Ena

6 Bags Every Lady Needs

We don’t wear the same pair of shoes for every occasion in life. There are work flats, event heels and sports shoes. Similarly, in my opinion every modern lady should have these 6 bags in her wardrobe to carry her through the week.

(1) The Everyday Work Bag

(1) Work Bag

A roomy black Boston bag like this is perfect as an everyday and work bag because it can carry most essentials like wallet, diary and water bottle. Black is also a colour that goes well with all outfits and suitable for most (if not all) occasions.

(2) Day Clutch

(2) Day Clutch

If you’re planning to head out for a quick lunch appointment or coffee run, it’s not always necessary to carry your entire bag – a handy day clutch is perfect for some cash and tissues. Also, don’t you think that this sweet floral design is really apt for the Lunar New Year period and Spring season that’s coming right up?

(3) The Weekender

(3) Weekender 2

The Weekender is my favourite type of bags – maybe it’s because I like spacious bags that allows me to carry lots of things without having to separate them into 2 bags and it’s definitely also because these bags are great for staycations and as on-flight bag.

(4) The Crossbody Bag

(4) Crossbody

For off-work and weekends, it’s recommended to switch out the everyday work bag for something more casual, laidback and pretty – to suit the mood! Bucket bags have totally been making a come back – it’s the perfect cute and trendy crossbody right now.

(5) Cosmetic Bag

(6) Cosmetic Pouch

This bag maybe small but it’s definitely essential. Instead of rummaging your bag for your lipstick and blusher, store them in this square pouch. You can also grab the entire pouch and make a quick trip to the toilet before leaving work instead of awkwardly holding them in your hands. You can even pick from multiple cute prints for this pouch!

(6) The Tote

(5) Tote

The Tote is probably the most practical bag of the lot – it’s roomy without being too bulky, it can double up as a work bag and if you pick a soft colour like beige, you can carry it for both formal and casual events.

Lately I’ve been able to go out in style on the weekends with these 2 cute clutch sling bags.

6 Bags Every Lady Needs | Enabalista_0000Each bag came with stuffing and wrapped in paper to keep the bag in shape and protected.
6 Bags Every Lady Needs | Enabalista_0001The cosmetic pouch can store quite a fair bit of items! Here’s a vintage looking clutch bag.6 Bags Every Lady Needs | Enabalista_00036 Bags Every Lady Needs | Enabalista_0002 And this is the other cute pink clutch sling, which matches well with white or pastel outfits, it also comes in other colours if you’re keen!

Thanks Que Du Bon for sending these bags over, be sure to head over to their Facebook shop if you’re keen in any of the bags above. Be sure to use code “Ena” for 30% off with min. $20 purchase online! Valid until 31st March 2017.

x

Ena

Chic Styles with Tobi

On my recent trip to Korea, I brought my Tobi pieces along for the trip. I love how chic yet comfy these pieces are!
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Easy Spirit Skater Dress available here.

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Front and Center Belle Sleeve Romper in Rust here.sulwhasoo-flagship-store-gangnam-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0012 sulwhasoo-flagship-store-gangnam-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0017

Straight A Skater Dress (Final sale price right now!) available here.

Shop more from Tobi here and their Holiday sale here! They also have free shipping to Singapore for purchases above US$100 . 😉

In case you’re wondering, I’m 155cm (158-160cm with heels) tall and dressed in size S.

Thank you Tobi for sending these pieces and the love! <3

x

Ena

Kapten & Son; for the adventurers and global citizens

How we dress is a way of self-expression and how we want others to perceive us. I’ve always worn a watch since I started going to school and I’ve always picked watches that express who I am. When I was younger, pink and white were colours of choice, they were colourful, cute and fun. But as I grew older, I gravitated to black colour as it’s not only easy to match but suitable for all occasions, totally practical. However recently I’ve taken a strong liking to rose gold as it’s not only a lovely but trending and fashionable colour.

My recent favourite watch of choice is from Kapten & Son’s in Campina with a Mesh band, black face and in rose gold colour. I love how the brand is designed for the adventurers and global citizens, folks who revel in freedom and enjoy travelling.  I also love how my watch is perfect for work appointments but also looks chic for casual events.

Grab your Kapten & Son watch of choice on their website here.

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Thank you Kapten & Son for sending my watch of choice over! <3

How Speech Academy Asia Improved My Public Speaking Skills

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It’s been a desire of mine to upgrade my public speaking skills this year. So it couldn’t have been more apt when Nuffnang offered me the opportunity to attend a course by Speech Academy Asia along with 7 other influencers, where we learnt and honed our skills in public speaking, hosting and interviewing!

Growing up, I’ve had the chance to host school wide events such as National Day or Chinese New Year events. My most recent stint was hosting for Jeunesse Singapore’s launch in Suntec before a 1000 strong crowd. However I have never been professionally trained apart from the rehearsals and pronunciation checks by school teachers. So to be able to pick up practical tips like; standing with your feet firmly planted on the ground, watching your posture, pausing to think before speaking spontaneously and thus minimizing mistakes and superfluous words, engaging the audience has been invaluable – these tips and advice coupled with practice with peers within the classroom setting has greatly increased my confidence and skills for future public speaking opportunities. I know that I am now prepared for gigs when the opportunities arise! 🙂

Special shoutout and thanks to Shawn and Matthew for arranging, teaching and coaching us – your presence, advice and tips will go with us a long, long way. I hope we will be students that will do you proud.

If you’d like to improve your confidence and communication skills, I highly recommend Speech Academy Asia. They are currently offering $700 (Official launch at $1200) for their SLP Club Membership (Speech Linguistics Programming) that has a complimentary 12 unique sessions of confidence building, life skills, communication skills, public speaking etc during this post-soft launch. Each session comprises of 3.5 hours, once a month. For $700, you will be receiving training throughout one year. There will be more exciting programs coming up in the next few months which the members will be able to enjoy discounts! Visit their FB page for more information!

Thank you Nuffnang & Speech Academy Asia for the opportunity to develop my public speaking skills! ❤️

X

Ena

Browtisan Creative Eyebrow Embroidery Review

Hi Loves~

A while back, I popped by Browtisan’s Pop Up Booth at ION Orchard Atrium for a quick Browtisan Creative Eyebrow Embroidery session. Eyebrow artisan and Browtisan founder Coco designed and did a Gradient Eyebrow Embroidery for me and I love it!!! Check out what went down in the photos below! 😉
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And the embroidery session began after Coco drew on the eyebrows for me using pencil first~

browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0002 Even her eyebrow pencil drawing looks good on it’s own!browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0003 She started with my right eyebrow…browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0004 Coco at work. 🙂browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0005 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0006 As you can see, the gradient technique is dotting instead of drawing lines. It’s catered for me especially to cover up a scar across my left eyebrow, where the line eyebrow embroidery technique doesn’t last.browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0007 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0008 The colour gradually darkens as she’s working on it.

I was given an after embroidery care package, which as definitely levelled up since my first embroidery session with them in March 2015! It’s SO PRETTY NOW!browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0009 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0010 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0011 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0012 So so thoughtful. <3browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0013 This is a balm that helps speed up recovery.browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-pics-enabalista_0003

How my eyebrows looks after the session~

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Thank you Browtisan & Yi Yun for inviting me down for the the ION Orchard Pop Up and Coco for my beautiful new brows! <3

If you’re wondering, the entire session is painless especially since they apply on anaesthetic cream first. I love how beautiful, feminine, demure and on trend the eyebrow embroidery design and I’ve gotten so much compliments from family and friends, I highly recommend Browtisan not only for their beautiful designs but also for their top notch, professional and friendly service!

Visit their website for more information and follow them on  Facebook for their updates and promotions! 😉

x

Ena

Belated Updates | CNY 2016 Happenings!

Alright, so I’m just gonna get the white elephant out of the way first by addressing a very obvious issue that this blog post consists of updates that are about half a year late. In case you’re wondering why, it’s because majority of the events I attend/products sent to me for review are non-obligatory, meaning it’s not compulsory for me to blog about them. So I procrastinate on these updates. That said, I always make it a point to update more promptly on my Instagram (@ena_teo) However because I’m invited as a blogger, I still want to make it a point for me to blog about them! I’ve been on a hiatus on July taking 2 trips abroad with friends so that’s caused quite a delay in my blog post schedule as well. And if you’ve read my previous blog compilation here,  you’ll know that I’m changing to a blog compilation method instead of updating by event/product review so I can be more prompt in my blog updates as well! And if I can say so myself, I think it makes for a more interesting read as a casual reader although it also means that if you’re googling for a specific event/product review that led to my/this post, you’ll end up reading about a few other topics/things that you’re not here for… Well, you gain some, you lose some I guess? Hopefully more gain than loss in my case and yours! 😛 And oh, I’m also counting down to my blog post updates because I’m slowly but surely migrating over to the Youtube platform, I’ve created a Youtube channel (Enabalista) long ago, bought a vlog camera earlier this year and recently acquired a ring light! So you can totally expect my reviews and sharing to transit from blog text to video format! Exciting times huh!!!

Enough with the long introduction, whilst I was prepping the photos for this post, I’m reminded of the interesting Chinese New Year (CNY) events I’ve attended and once again, amazed at how time flies, it literally seemed just like yesterday that the new year started and now we’re way past the half year mark already?! On one hand I’m convicted of what a sloth/major procrastinator I’ve been and yet on the very same note I am very eager to transit over to the weekly vlog format to keep up to date (closer to date, at least, lol) my current/future happenings! Alright, #leggo!

Lazada First Blogger Bazaar

So Lazada invited me for their very first blogger bazaar (and it took me half a year to update about it on the blog, yes I feel bad T-T). And we had a blast just checking out a lottt of items that they stock on their site!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0001Beginning with their beauty segment, Lazada stocks up L.A. Girl makeup.
Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0002Kinohimitsu body care supplements. They’re offering free shipping with S$60 purchase!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0003If you’re a fan of SK-II, Lazada has it too. So I really like Lazada because their product prices are really competitive. I bought my Canon G7X from Lazada too!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0004Playnomore bags, a popular Korean brand & Michael Kors bags, watches & more.

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0005A wide range of jewellery!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0006As well as sunglasses & watches. Apparently Lazada staff says watches are really popular on Lazada!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0007Me thinks these watches, especially the Kate Spade watch is pretty cute! You can find something similar here.
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Thank you Lazada Singapore for inviting me to the blogger bazaar & for these gifts! <3

My V-Day Goth Look

So #ICYMI, this year’s V-day coincided with CNY and to celebrate my very single-ness, I decided to dress up in a kick-ass attire and make up to head out to KFC dinner with my sister. >U<
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0000 My eyesight isn’t the best, so I like to snap photos of the board and zoom in on my phone and read the signs, LOL.
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0001 Our very very disappointing KFC dinner. The chicken pieces were so small and unsatisfying! It was especially bad cause they were running all these ads that really had my hopes up. This is at the Bedok Central outlet (not Bedok Mall). T_T Cheesy BBQ Meltz was the saving grace though! It’s just sad that chicken at KFC is not as tasty as before? 🙁 It was so bad that I didn’t ever want to step back into KFC. KFC has lost so much of its game these days and it’s so sad cause we literally grew up with Macs and KFC. Well, at least thank God Macs is still relevant? HAHA. I feel nostalgic even for fastfood, I know. T_TCNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0002 Check out this girl.
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CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0004Yeappp it’s me!
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Can’t waste the make up I had on. So cue selfies!
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Penhaligons x CNY

Penhaligons invited a small and intimate group of beauty bloggers over for a session at their ION boutique and we indulged (there’s no other way of expressing it) in their fragrances and I seriously enjoyed hearing the staff regaling all these beautiful stories behind each of the scents he was introducing. Such a great story teller he is!
Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0000Penhaligon’s seriously gorgeous Empressa marbled packaging.

Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0001Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach, Empressa’s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.
Cr: Penhaligons website.

I wasn’t kidding when I say Penhaligon’s staff regales us with stories of their fragrances – they literally speak in these terms you just read above. How else do you define one’s experience with such fine stories and fragrances other than using the word indulge? 😉 #rhetoricalquestion

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Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0006 Yeap, that’s the awesome Penhaligon’s staff with an impeccable memory and story telling ability. I can’t recall his name (sorry!) but I think he was based at the MBS outlet. He is so good that if you’re thinking of purchasing a perfume and want to indulge in a great Penhaligon’s fragrance profiling experience, I highly recommend calling in first to book an appointment first with this fine Indian staff.Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0007 Love the box set, so exquisite!Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0008 Unboxing my Empressa perfume. <3

Nespresso CNY Dinner |  Umutima & Tanim

Have you ever had such a great dining experience that it leaves a deep impression? Nespresso’s CNY dinner was one such dinner. It might have been the excellent cuisine (as an experience at Saint Pierre would warrant nothing short of that), the invigorating coffee or vivacious dinner company but one thing’s for sure, the dinner was nothing short of memorable!
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0000Matthieu Pougin, Country Manager of Nespresso sharing about the new flavours and environment friendly measures Nespresso is adopting such as recycling the capsules, before the dinner.

Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0001 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0002 This coffee cocktail martini was so good, guys.Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0003Love the personalized touch of having my own namecard at dinner! <3
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0004 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0005One person lou-hei, so fresh!Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0006 Chef Emmanuel Stroobant
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0007 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0008 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0009Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0010 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0011Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0012We submitted our new year wishes so these artists could calligraph them for us! Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0013 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0014 Umutima & Tanim, limited edition flavours. I love the rich, sweet flavour of Tanim!
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0015Guyssss. This foie gras soup is the bomb. If someone asks me what I’d like my last meal on earth to be, I’d pick this. It was raining while we were having dinner, and there’s just something so comforting and soothing about having a good rich soup while it’s raining outside.
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0016 This dessert, I remember it being so special, it’s pepper sorbet, guys. So yes, its spicy and cold. No kidding. It definitely tastes as odd as it sounds, but definitely memorable!Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0017 By this dish we/I was really full. I couldn’t appreciate it properly. T_TNespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0018 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0019 Ended the night with a cuppa orange caramel coffee. Don’t ask me how I still remember it without even referring to any notes after 6-7 months. The brain has an amazing way of recalling things. Or maybe it’s because I liked it so much but I couldn’t drink more than 2 mouths cause I didn’t want to risk insomnia. (So much for typing this out at 5.34am after a cup of ice lemon tea after dinner, well at least it’s Saturday tmr and my first appointment is at 2.45pm. T_T)Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0020 Nespresso also has its own take on red packets. And yes I brought home my dinner namecare! 🙂Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0021 And my well wishes for my readers, calligraphed by the artist at the event! I hope you caught it on my IG then! 😉
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0022 With the boisterous dinner crowd of fellow bloggers+ staff + emcee Benjamin Kheng!

Thank you Nespresso, Saint Pierre and Golin PR for the dinner invite! <3

The Face Shop CC Cushion

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The Face Shop launched 2 new CC cushions, CC Intense Cover Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and coverage effect and CC Ultra Moist Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and radiance effects. 💁🏻💦Having tried both, I am really impressed with the coverage from the Intense Cover Cushion without feeling too heavy however I personally prefer a more natural (medium coverage) and moisturizing foundation which is the Ultra Moist Cushion version! 💕 The CC Cushions comes in Pure Beige(V103), Apricot Beige(V201) and Natural Beige(V203).

Also, yes The Face Shop has gone through a branding face lift, a sleeker and modern look! Will be sharing more about their recent (yes, not half a year ago, lol, hopefully not half a year later >U<) Tampines One opening and brand revamp!

Fast forward half a year later, I’m still loving the Ultra Moist Cushion and now we have more cover choices!

Thank you TheFaceShop for sending the love! <3

The Body Shop British Rose Collection

When you’ve got your face covered, you can’t neglect your body. (Pun intended). Over the CNY/V-Day period, The Body Shop launched the British Rose collection and my favourites from the range would have to be the shower gel and body scrub. The scent is just lovely without being overly sweet or heavy~! Check out the entire range and prices here.
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Thank you The Body Shop and WOM PR for sending the parcel over! <3

That’s all for this post. 😉
A skincare compilation blog post coming up next, stay tuned~!

x

Ena

Summer Picks from Zaful

How have you been spending your Summer weekends? ^^

Recently for my birthday weekend, I spent it with my friends at Batam’s Nongsa Point Marina Resort and I brought my new summer picks from Zaful.com!
Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0000My weekend getaway picks; Bagpack, necklace, khaki dress and bikini set from Zaful.com. Also featuring Estee Lauder’s latest makeup; stick cushion foundation, blusher and lipstick, Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel concentrate, Nivea’s Make Up Starter (3 in 1 Primer) and whitening sunblock.

Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit _0000 Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit _0001In Zaful’s High-Neck Leaf Print Bikini Set while at Turin Beach, Batam! Love the print and the quality of the bikini. It’s currently on offer, check it out here before it runs out of stock! 😉 Will also post more from the trip in another post. 🙂

Also loving Zaful’s Hollow Round Triangle Pendant Double Necklace and cute PU Leather Cover Solid Color Satchel!
Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0007 Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0005 <1> You can carry it as a handbag…Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0004 Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0003<2> You can carry it as a bagpack
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<3> You can also carry it as a sling bag! Super love!

Whilst I haven’t manage to take a picture with the Zaful’s Green Pure Color Plunging Neck Long Sleeve Dress, I’ve worn it once and it’s so comfortable! I’d definitely recommend you checking out Zaful,com, the above items I ordered came in really good quality consider their affordable prices. Express delivery came within 3 days, it was very surprising. Great service!

You might want to check out their Bikini promotions here and here.

Thank you Zaful.com for sending over my summer picks for review~ <3

x

Ena

3D2N Penang Cultural & Food Trail | #ThrowbackThursday

Another #ThrowbackThursday post. Thankfully unlike last week’s post which was 2 years ago, this post’s entry dates back less than a year ago, hehe. My family and I headed down to Penang for a family trip which coincided with my Dad’s birthday weekend. We were very blessed that his friend’s wife and children hosted us for the 3D2N that we were there, and we took in a lot of beautiful cultural and heritage sites and sights of Penang, as well as a lot and I mean a lot of yummy food! I love Malaysia not only for its close proximity to Singapore and yummy food but also how affordable it is compared to Singapore’s high expenses. This is an ultra image heavy post with 222 (purely coincidental number) photos and I’ll be adding captions and explanations along the way.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Always love plane rides and enjoying the view from above! <3Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0000With Daddy on the plane!

[ Penang Day 1 – George Town Cultural & Food Trail ]

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0002You’ll see a lot of pretty peranakan-style shophouses in Penang, similar to those along Katong in Singapore. I love the relief designs and the exterior of shophouses in general, so you’ll be seeing a lot of them in my post today! Lol!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0003Took a photo of this building exterior because it’s interesting. I’d admit it’s not pretty, but definitely unique!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0004Dad’s friend’s wife and children (in case you’re wondering, Dad’s friend was away on a photography trip as he is a photography enthusiast) came to pick us up from the airport and drove us to Jalan Penang for brunch.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0005Took a photo so I can figure out later where this kopitiam is located at, but I can’t find it online, except that it’s along Jalan Penang, rofl.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 Penang style iced kopi and beef noodles!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0007Beef tendon noodles. I find that Penang food has its own unique flavours, unlike anything I’ve tried in Singapore.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0008With everyone at lunch table and mummy not looking in the camera, LOL.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0009Shophouse exhibit 2. Told you I have a thing for shophouse exteriors. My dream house is a Notting Hill style house, which is extremely rare in Singapore, the closest examples would be Everton Road and Blair Road houses. There are also some nice shophouse style houses at Katong and Joo Chiat area.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0010Shophouse exhibits 3.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0011Shophouse exhibits 4. More really old looking shophouses which are a dime a dozen in Penang.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0012 A relic looking building hoarded up possible for works. Reminds me of Malacca. After visiting Penang, I came to realize that Penang has a lot of similarities to Malacca, with the strong cafe culture, a heritage centric zone, Peranakan influence, relics and a lot of awesome local food. The main few differences at the top of my mind is that Penang is much further from Singapore and also famous for Penang beach. Malacca also has a seaside, but not as famous as Penang.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0013After lunch, we arrive at Georgetown Penang which is the cultural center and hub of Penang and also where a lot of cafe action is located at. Ok, maybe “cafe action” is an awkward phrasing. I mean there’s a lot of cafes here and where you can cafe hop conveniently! 😉

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Like this rustic looking cafe with industrial style decor and an open roof concept for natural light streaming in. Love.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0015I love the industrial chic interior style, which is all the rage in interior design lately. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0016Greenery providing a nice contrast with the industrial vibes.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0017 Different seats thrown together for an eclectic style.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0018 Lots of interesting artworks pepper the streets. It would be really nice if Singapore had a street like that, don’t you think?
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0019 Cute sand art featuring animals.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0020 In front of an artsy souvenir store, ottokedal.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0021We continued our cafe window shopping trail and came across this mural.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0022Another shot of the mural. Love the colours!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0023Another interesting feature, decorated door. It would be super pretty if its repainted! Oh the possibilities of reworking relic / antique pieces. I am not a fan of vintage, but I do love refreshed, modern takes with vintage elements. 🙂

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0024 This cafe we passed by had a pond in its courtyard.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0025And a “福” which is missing a stroke… which makes for a photo opportunity/wall!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0026Told Dad to get into position. HA.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0027And here’s my take. 😛
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0028After crossing the courtyard, we made way into a cafe abounding with cat drawings. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0029 They provide paper and drawing materials on the table for customers to doodle, draw and colour! What a fun idea.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0030Basically The Canteen at Chinatown is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard and converted into 14 spaces comprising shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, live music and bakery. Visit their website here for more information.

153 & 155 Beach Street
183B Victoria Street
10300 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604 – 263 7299
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0031We also popped by this coffee shop selling coffee beans.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0032And walked through another coffeeshop with quirky interiors, to say the least.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0033Like these Snow White and Seven Dwarfs statues.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0034And a really pretty courtyard. Except it was really too hot to to be out.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0035Sis and I popped inside a space for a photo. HAHA. Spot the little birdy on the frame?Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0036

Then we came by this Mama-Miya Coconut Ice Cream stall for a ice cream break! They’re so cool (pun fully intended), they have their own IG page and geo-tagPenang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0037 Casually seated right by the stall.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0038 With our ice creams!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0039Paired with nata de coco, jelly and corn. Yums!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0040After ice cream, we continued on the Penang heritage trail. Here’s my next fascination with Penang, mural art. Mural Art exhibit 1.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0041Came by this spot with a cute upside down baby.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0042Dad posing for a photo with the baby, LOL.
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And then dancing with a live one man show on the streets, no kidding, LOL.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0044 Uncle one-live-band! I totally made that up, but that’s exactly what he is. Which reminds me that I should totally do a vlog the next time I travel, because you can’t hear the music through a blog post.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0045 We came by this building and I love the palace like details that goes into that exterior!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0046 Look at that. I wonder if its real gold plated or gold paint.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0047 Mural art exhibit 2. Twist.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0048Shophouse exhibit 5. Dad’s got the swag in this pose, lol!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0049 Want a beach experience right in the middle of Penang? Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0050Ta-da! HAHAHAHA. You must be thinking, “Like that also can?”.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0051Mural exhibit 3. And another really random wall mural / artistic feature. Gotta love the purple wall, so pretty!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0052 And then we came to visit this temple which is famous for this secret passageway.  For more backstory and temple interior, you can visit this website.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0053Love the broody mood evoked by the shadows on the wall.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0054 And the contrast of the light and shadows.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0055 Travel trips are all about finding the beauty in the environment and taking artistic shots, hahaha. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0056The beauty of travel is finding the otherwise mundane lives of the locals, fascinating.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0057 Buildings that might be otherwise overlooked by locals become outstanding. Look at those dragon statues on the rooftop! I didn’t edit the colours of of my photos (trust me when I say it will take forever to edit 222 photos, maybe you will only see it in 4 years if I do, lol) but if I did, this building will look even more remarkable. 🙂
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0058When I’ve earned enough money from making a living, I’d love to travel the world, take photos for inspiration and design collections be it fashion, beauty or interior design from each travel! That’s my dream. 🙂 I don’t always write so much and share so much of my thoughts on my blog, but I’m feeling particularly verbose for this post. So do let me know if you enjoy reading these thoughts! 🙂

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0063For lunch, we came by this Jawa House Cafe Gallery, an award winning local cafe/restaurant.

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Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0059Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0060A particularly interesting menu which included a lot of articles and text too!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0061And thissss. Omg. The food is so yummy, yummy is an understatement. We ordered Jawi Herbal Lemuni Rice, Jawi Briyani, Prawn Briyani and more but I cannot recall the names now, oops. You can check out their menu online here. Initially I thought that maybe 5 dishes won’t be enough for 7 pax but we were so full. Perhaps also because we had a filling brunch from earlier as well. The ambience of the cafe is also really quiet and nice. When we were there, there was also a TV crew filming at the backyard. I’d highly recommended Jawa House Cafe Gallery!

Visit Jawa House Cafe Gallery:
85, Armenian Street, George Town 10200 Penang, Malaysia
+604 – 261 3680
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0062After lunch, we continued the walk around Georgetown from before.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0065Sign of no street food stalls allowed.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0066Mural exhibit 4, of a rickshaw uncle taking a break on the rickshaw.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0067Time to check in! We stayed at Red Rock Hotel, having stayed here previously, Dad recommended this hotel for its affordable rates and convenient location with food stalls easily accessible from the hotel. However after staying here, sis and I realized we should try Glow Penang if we visit again because their wifi there is much stronger, lol! And it also looks much newer and swankier.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0068Parent’s room in the Red Rock Hotel. Damn big, I know.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0069 Photos of a hat I bought for Christabelle as she was looking for something similar for her D&D event. 🙂
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0070 After checking in, we headed out again for some seaside sightseeing. And then omg… I had to walk down this rickety wooden bridge. It was scary!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0071The view however, was so pleasant. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0072 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0073 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0074 Dad and mum looking so chill by the seaside.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0075 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0076 We met an uncle who was showing us his fishing loots. Don’t really know what this is either, but it was like the size of my fist.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0077 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0078Afternoon sun. Looking back at this post, it does feel that we had a super long day, isn’t it?
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0079 We passed by this house which seemed to be rearing bulldogs. This puppy is cuteee. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0080Then we headed for desserts!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0081 I had Aiyu jelly, which was yums. Gotta admit though, the street stall didn’t seem very hygienic.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0082We also passed by this Georgetown Wines, which seems like a really pretty and laidback evening spot.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0083And then we came to Kedai Kasut, where world famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo started his apprenticeship!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0084 Can’t miss a photo with Jimmy Choo, can I? HAHA.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0085 This is presumably the exact spot/shop where Jimmy Choo has his apprenticeship.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0086 Gotta love these cute and informative metal artworks! Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0087 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0088 More really pretty dining spots.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0089Mural exhibit 5 of a man with a long white beard and sis posing below.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0090Shophouse exhibits 6.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0091Shophouse exhibit 7.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0092Shophouse exhibit 8.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0093A cat cafe! But sadly we didn’t go in.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0094So cute though!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0095 And a camera museum, which you can visit if you’re keen! 🙂Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0096Mural exhibit 6, a little scary, this one. Of a little girl balancing on/between two windows.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0097 A cute beer place.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0098Love little details like this.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0099Shophouse exhibits 9.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0100 Mural exhibit 7.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0101Not a shophouse exhibit per se. look at the name of the street, “Love Lane”. LOL.

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0102Yunno, just posing with the fam outside a cute door.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0103Mural exhibit 8, riding on Uncle’s sampan.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0104 Yes, you could totally do a Penang Food Trail cause there’s so much yummy food here.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0105Like this restaurant where we had our dinner, Shing Keang Aun Restaurant which is famous for its authentic Hainanese food.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0106UNFORTUNATELY I was too hungry and forgot to take photos of our delicious dinner. T_T Visit their foursquare page here for photos and food reviews! 🙂
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0107After dinner, we headed back to rest. And then mum, sis and I headed out for supper. HAHAHAHA. I know. I too, am surprised that we had the stomach for supper. XD We just walked down on the further left side of Red Rock Hotel where there’s a lot of hawker and coffeeshops and we opted for one that seemed cleaner and more spacious. 🙂
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0108 They have a lot of ingredients displayed, customers order and the chef cooks on the spot.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0109 We ordered cockles! Although I prefer clams.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0110 A lot of vegetables on display too.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0111 This is the shop we visited. 东京海鲜饭档. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0112Tbh, supper was not spectacular. It was a tad too oily. I think the experience of having supper was more fun than the supper taste itself.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0113 We also ordered oyster omelette – which is one of my fave! 😀Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0114 Fruit stall by the road. We bought some fresh fruits to bring back to the hotel.

[ Penang Day 2 – Church, HK lunch, Shopping and Tree Monkey Cafe Dinner ]

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We had breakfast at the hotel before heading to church.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0116We arrived early.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0117 A cute wall decor at the church.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0118 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0119My dad is a retired Hokkien pastor, so he was the invited speaker that day. 🙂
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0139With a sweetheart and her mum after church service!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0128For lunch, we visited this Zhong Hua restaurant nearby.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0120Crispy noodles.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0121 Fried noodles.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0122 Egg tarts!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0123 Vegetables dim sum.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0124Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0125 Dim sum galore. Think we over-ordered.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0126 Parents with aunty.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0129 After lunch, we took a cab down to shop! The cab has this cute hand drawn map on his car.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0130 We came to Gurney Paragon to shop. It’s rated number 1 among the top 10 shopping malls in Penang and was recommended by our Penang friends.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0131Gurney Plaza is just next doors. But Gurney Paragon is so big, we didn’t even have time to finish shopping the mall alone in 2 hours.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0132 Came by this cute The Zakka store that sells a lot of cute accessories.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0133 We bought a lot of snacks from Ban Heang which was just next doors to our hotel, haha.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0134 We didn’t shop a lot, bought a few clothings and masks.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0135 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0136 Random poses right outside the hotel.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0137 The Ban Heang shop with yummy and affordable local treats.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0138We tried this Hello Kitty chocolate mooncake, which was TOO SWEET. Sugar overload.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0140 For dinner, our parents and us went separate ways. Our penang friends Shaw Wooi and Wan Lin brought us towards Penang beach side for drinks and dinner.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0141 We came to Hard Rock Hotel for drinks. The live band was really pretty good! I really enjoyed the songs they sang. Again, another reminder I should do vlogs for my next trip. 🙂

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0144After the rain stopped, we headed to Tree Monkey. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0142Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0143 We opted for this Asian Tapas set.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0145Unfortunately we missed the sunset, the owner recommends coming in the early evening for a beautiful sunset view.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0146 Pineapple rice.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0147 Calamari Rings.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0148Curry.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0149 Tom Yum Soup.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0150 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0151 My favourite would be this Asian Tapas.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0152 Group shot!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0153We really enjoyed the ambient and service by the humourous team as well.

Visit Tree Monkey 
Tree Monkey @ Tropical Spice Garden Lone Crag Villa, Lot 595 Mukim 2. Jalan Teluk Bahang 11100 Penang. Tel: 604-881 3493/4. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0154 Post dinner, we came by Starbucks for drinks.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0155 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0156 Walked by all the street side stalls. Located near Holiday Inn Resort.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0157 They even have Starbucks Gear, which is unheard of in Singapore.

[ Penang Day 3 – Coffeeshop Breakfasts, George Town Cultural Trail Part 2, Maple Palace Lunch ]

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0158For Day 3 breakfast, we decided we’re gonna try more local delights instead of hotel fare. So sis and I randomly chance upon this stall opposite the hotel.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0159Slathered on Lip Hop’s sunblock, ready for the day’s sun.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0160 We ordered kopi, teh and char kway teow.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0161I really wanted to try the famous salted egg yolk char kway teow but didn’t have a chance. This was a regular one.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0162 The fishball noodles. The dishes were average. I liked the fried fish!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0163After breakfast round 1 (yes, breakfast round 2 coming right up, LOL). We headed to walk about/around. We did so randomly and came by this pretty spot.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0164 Which thus called for a photo. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0165 There’s a 小娘惹 shop that sells beancurd. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0166 Mural exhibit 9, le smoking lady (made that up myself).Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0167Trying my best to strike up a conversation with her.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0168 Mural exhibit 10. Sister approves of this barrel full of likes. #ThumbsUpPenang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0169Mural exhibit 11. Angel with graffiti wings.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0170 And an angel wannabe. 😉
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0171 Mural exhibit 12. Food machine. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0172 Located close to this Nagore Square sign.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0173 Shophouse exhibits 10.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0174So pretty. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0175 Mural exhibit 13. Red nose man.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0176 Mural exhibit 14. Another red nose man.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0177 Shophouse exhibits 11.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0178 Don’t have a series to go with this, but I found this row of pillars very intriguing.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0179 I imagine the relics on the pillars were chipped away by people moving goods along this corridor.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0180 Not a shophouse exhibit per se,  but just found this window above the pillars fascinating. Old buildings and exteriors just seem to have so much untold stories, don’t they?Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0181 Another and final series for this Penang trip, tiles exhibit 1.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0182 Shophouse exhibits 12.  Love the colours!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0183 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0184 Not a shophouse exhibit per se, again. Just love the cute doodles on the door!
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0185 Shophouse exhibit 13.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0186Unfortunately that street pole blocks it. It’s so pretty with a cute balcony. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0188Even the side of the shophouse is pretty too.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0187 Shophouse exhibit 14. Cute red canopy.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0189 Mural exhibit 15. Blue couple.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0190 Mural exhibit 16. Short hair girl.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0191 CHIME Heritage architecture explained.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0192 Tile exhibit 2.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0193 We passed by this very promising looking hawker spot.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0194 Shophouse exhibits 15.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0195This row of shophouses houses a lot of quirky shops, like this Caffeine Chemistry. Obviously 3D2N was not enough to explore Penang with. T_T;Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0196 Tile exhibit 3.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0197 This Lim Brother mansion also caught my eye,
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0198 So did this LX Leather Spa.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0199 And this Taiwei Village Restaurant, because my BIL’s name is Tai Wei, hahaha.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0200 We headed back to the hotel to pack up, and here’s a look at the Lip Hop products I brought along for the Penang trip!

Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0204We had breakfast round 2 at Yummy Cottage.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0201Carrot cake.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0202And finally got to try duck egg char kway teow. It does tastes more flavourful than the regular egg. How come we don’t have this in Singapore?! Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0203 Penang Char Kway Teow stall. For a list of must try stalls, visit here.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0205Then we visited Leong Chee Kee for damn good pastries. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0206 Very famous with a lot of press clippings.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0207 Their mooncakes were totally yums.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0208Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0209Close up of the clippings. Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0210 Super cute old school stickers and labels.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0211 Old school interior as well.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0213The shop owner, his son and family helping him with the business. He was also very friendly chatting about Malaysia, Singapore the similarities and differences, with us.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0212 Located amidst local housing. Again, these buildings seem to have so much stories within them. 🙂 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0214 For lunch we came to Maple Palace, an award winning restaurant in Penang. The food, ambience and service here is undoubtedly great!Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0215 Fresh juices.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0216 Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0217 Picked mango appetisers.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0218 With aunt and familyPenang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0219Beef and ginger.Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0220Crispy Peking Duck.
Penang Food Trail Ena Teo Enabalista_0221Fish Steamboat with amazing stock. Very yums!

Took me 3 hours to prepare and write this post! Hope you enjoyed it and find it useful in planning your itinerary for your Penang trip! 😉

x

Ena

Chasing Sunset

I’ve always thought that sunsets at the Stadium are remarkable. So I’m sure glad that I can show you a glimpse of the sunset which formed a beautiful backdrop to these outfit photos when Fenny and I were there last Thursday.The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone 1 Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone 1 Ena Teo Enabalista_0001 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0004 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0005 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0001The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0007 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0002The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0000The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0008 The Out Net Iris and Ink Rag and Bone Ena Teo Enabalista_0003

Outfit details:
Rag & Bone Dress, sold out on site, similar here. For Rag & Bone pieces on The OutNet, here.
Iris And Ink Leather Shoulder Bag here, for full collection here.
Michael Kors Sunglasses available at Optic Butler‘s store at Paragon.

If you haven’t, you most definitely have to check out The Out Net, sister website of Net-a-porter, a fashion outlet site that sells designer pieces up to 75% off.

Thank you Melissa, Minyee & Directions Group Inc for making this featured post possible.

x

Ena

Yellow Cup Coffee Date with Belles | #ThrowbackThursday

Sometimes I surprise myself. These days the blogging mojo has been so strong, I’m back to publishing 2-3 posts a week. And that means I’m finally down to blogging about really old backlog and in this case, a coffee date with my belles, aka Christabelle and Clarabelle from 2 years ago. I did a quick check, while fortunately Yellow Cup Coffee still exists (kudos to them and also a testament to their staying power), I can’t promise that the interior and menu is still the same. While prepping for this post, I recall the fun times with belles at this quirky cafe and the food and coffee are fairly decent and reasonably priced (still so, see their menu here) for a cafe brunch. Visit their website for more information here. Maybe it’s time for a revisit to this under the radar cafe soon!
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Yellow Cup Coffee Ena Teo Enabalista_0016Yellow Cup Coffee Ena Teo Enabalista_0019Some things never change, like how I still love greys and monochromatic colours, high socks and black boots, yes really. 

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How times flies, really. Clarabelle and I are both July babies, so we’ll be meeting up to celebrate our birthdays this month, hopefully I won’t be taking another 2 years to post up this year’s celebration photos. 😛

Can’t wait to clear all the back log posts, really! I’ll be moving to a new blog update system where I’ll post up events, reviews, thoughts and what-nots on a weekly or monthly schedule rather than breaking them down on a singular event/review basis because I simply don’t have the luxury of time for those and simply have too much inertia when I think of how tedious / much work / time it takes to do so. I’ll definitely be posting up weekly vlogs on my Youtube channel here – check it out if you haven’t! Let me know if you have any thoughts on the upcoming changes! 😉

x

Ena

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Get Your Eyewear Profiling with Silhouette at W Optics

Have you heard of Eyewear Profiling? Like fragrance profiling, it is about finding what your preferences are and narrowing down the various options to a few picks that would be suitable for you. I had the pleasure to go through an Eyewear Profiling session with Silhouette eyewear brand at W Optics (Suntec) and here’s what went down and my thoughts of Silhouette eyewear. 🙂

In case you have not heard of the brand, Silhouette is an Austrian brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses, founded in 1964. Its headquarters and main production site are located in Linz, Austria.

The Eyewear Profiling session started with answering a questionnaire about lifestyle and preferences. You can find the online style test here.

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0034Do you need eyewear for work or everyday use?

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0036What type of eyes  and face do you have?
Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0035There is also a paper version of the style test.

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0037A quick overview.
Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0038And then comes the colour preference!

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0033 These were the few options that we narrowed down.Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0041Trying on the rimless eyewear.

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0040Side profile.
Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0039I reallyyy like this geeky tortoise shell frame. Its lightweight titanium frame makes it very comfortable while wearing it!

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0042Thank you Peggy Cheng of Silhouette for providing the profiling advice to Sydney and I. 🙂

Visit W Optics at Suntec to get your Silhouette eyewear profiling:
Suntec City Mall (Tower 5), #01-400, 3 Temasek Blvd, 038983.
Call in 6736 1303 to book an appointment with the Silhouette eyewear specialist!

Thank you Silhouette Eyewear and Pei Jin of Opticsflair Vision for arranging this session!

x

Ena

Flawless Selfies with Casio TR60

Have you ever wondered why some girls always have flawless selfies on their IG / social medias? Apart from the Mei Tu Xiu Xiu app, it’s no secret that the Casio TR60 is the perfect selfie camera with its built in beauty filter function! I had the chance to review the camera and here are the photos and my take! 😉
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Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0024Petite in size and pretty in purple.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0028Extendable frame which forms a good grip for selfies.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0027Extendable frame also forms as a good stand for wireless/”shoot with phone” photo taking function.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0026The two dots on the side of the camera indicates the “selfie pad” which allows you to toggle between beauty filters and modes.

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shooting with phone.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0022The camera album allows storage of about 100 photos, which isn’t a lot. You will need to transfer the photos to the phone and delete the photos on the camera regularly. P.S. These are the photos I took during my Genting trip, you can check it out my blog post of the trip here! 😉
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0023Send to phone function, will need to download the Exilim Connect app on your phone and then link the camera to the phone wirelessly.Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0030Connect the phone to the camera’s wifi.
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0031Then open the Exilim connect app on your phone. In this case, I am using an IPhone. Once the phone is connected, you can view photos on phone or use remote capture – allows you to use your phone as a remote and click to capture photos on the Casio TR60.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0020Casio TR60 Makeup mode allows you to adjust the skin tone and smooth skin filters.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0019The screen displays the few modes at the top which you can click to use accordingly: makeup, mirror, wireless, modes, menu.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Under modes, you can pick from various options!

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0015More options under “Art shot”.Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0016Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0017Including a nails option!

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0018Here’s how the photo taken with the nails mode option looks like! 
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0029And here’s a photo taken using my phone as a remote control. 🙂

More photos taken with the built in beauty filter, no further editing required! ^^V

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I do love the Casio TR60 camera very much for the flawless selfie functions and how pretty and petite the camera is. However at $1400+, it is a huge amount to shell out for a selfie camera, which is why I didn’t purchase after the review.

Thank you Casio Singapore, Nicole and Oglivy PR for providing the Casio TR60 camera for the review!

Will be posting about the launch of Casio’s newer selfie camera model, Casio TR70 in another post soon! 😉

x

Ena

3 Highlights for upcoming #NDP2016

You might have already seen my sneak peak update on IG and Dayre (@ena_teo) after NDP 2016 media preview last week.

And here’s the full post of what we can expect for the upcoming NDP 2016! Isn’t it awesome how much lead time there is for our Nation’s birthday that’s coming up on 9 August? Preparations usually start about a year in advance, from idea creation to logistics preparations.

Will jump straight into the initiatives and engagements for this NDP and talk about the 3 highlights along the way in this post! 🙂

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0000We (Nuffnang bloggers and managers) arrived about 20 minutes early for the preview and we had time to settle down, pick the colour of our Fun Pack and head outside for the breakfast items before heading back in. I haven’t attended NDP in a while, and forgot that a lot of Army/NSAF men are involved, so it was quite a culture shock to suddenly see so many men/guys at a media preview. Haha!

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Col (NS) Fong Khai Seck, this year’s Chairman Engagement, sharing the NDP Committee’s intentions behind the engagement  efforts of the NDP 2016, anchored by the idea of encouraging collective ownership and promoting inclusiveness. 

The theme of this year’s NDP is:
Building Our Singapore of Tomorrow

Highlight 1:
Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations –
a large mosaic consisting of 50,000 individual paintings digitally stitched together. 

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0002Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations encourage students and youths to share their dreams and aspirations for Singapore’s future through painting. It aims to stretch the imagination of Singaporeans in dreaming of a better future for Singapore. This stitching of the individual paintings together symbolises the need for collective ownership in charting Singapore’s future. Renowned Singaporean artist, Mr Sun Yu-Li, will create abstract designs based on each of the 51 years of Singapore’s nation building and overlay them atop the mosaic. The resulting Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations thus represent the collective journey of our nation over 51 years. 

I love how meaningful and layered this initiative and artwork is. I fondly recall the times when I was in primary school and we were encouraged to draw and paint our vision of a future Singapore. There is so much power in a child’s imagination and vision for the future as it will captivate and motivate them to realise these visions and goals. This reminds me to not give up that child-like wonderment, belief and vision for a better tomorrow, a better society and a better Singapore – even though so often we are touted to already be the city of the future – there is still much we can improve and progress on.

Another creative initiative this year is Our Pledge to Singapore card, a collaborative effort by former TV artiste, Mr Edmund Chen and children with special needs from Pathlight School as they co-design this year’s Pledge Card. The public can participate in this initiative by making our pledge to Singapore in two ways: 1. through the e-version of the Pledge Card which will be available on the NDPeeps App from 7 July 2016 onwards or 2. by completing a hardcopy Pledge Card which will be distributed to the general public at the National Stadium during Previews 1 and 2 and on National Day. Completed Pledge Cards can be shared on individual social media platforms as well as official platforms such as NDPeep FB, Instagram (@ndpeeps_2016) and Twitter (@NDPeeps) with hashtags #NDP2016, #NDP2016theme, #NDP16, #NDP and #NDP2015Pledgecard.

Highlight 2:
AR Technology in the NDP Souvenir Magazine

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The souvenir magazine is embedded with digital content that aims to engage readers in an interactive way. With the use of augmented reality, readers can access additional content – images and videos – using the NDPeeps App on their mobile devices. Readers will be able to view a 3D time-lapse video of the National Stadium’s evolution by focusing the camera on the picture of the National Stadium in the magazine, users can even pan and zoom during the video to appreciate different perspectives of the transformation of the National Stadium.

Well, this  technology certainly isn’t new as we’ve seen it on IKEA catalogues but to have this technology applied on our NDP souvenir magazine? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling like we’re the cool kids on the block.

Highlight3:
LED Wristband in the Funpack

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0004The LED wristband is programmable and can be wirelessly synchronized with the show’s lights and sounds. It is capable of emitting lights with varying intensity and in 16 (!) different colours and modes. In wearing this LED wristband, every spectator becomes an integral part of the show, collectively contributing to massive visual displays and enjoy a truly immersive experience.

This year’s Funpack comes in 2 colours, red and white which are the representative colours of Singapore, in our State flag and serves as a reminder to be rooted to the values that define our collective strength and harmony.  It is lightweight, multifunctional, waterproof and durable.

I love how versatile this bag is, as it can be used as a sling bag, hand bag or haversack/bagpack. To ensure that it would be enjoyable bag, the NDP 2016 Logistics and Finance Committee even gathered and incorporated feedback from students from over 10 schools!

Check out this video to find out more about the Funpack!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRai2RIroo

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0007The bloggers and I caught a photos with Edmund Chen!
3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0006Before we headed to the National Stadium for a quick photo taking with our bags.
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Thank you NDP 2016 and Nuffnang for the media preview invite!

x

Ena