Got my wedding rings

After a whole week of shopping, I finally got my wedding rings! We had initially wanted to get the rings in LA upon my arrival but then I happened to walk into the Goldheart store at Bedok Mall where a very patient Adeline served me. I tried several rings but could not commit to everyone as I wanted to discuss it with the Beau first. but after the Beau found out that rings were going to cost more in the US, he gave me the go ahead to get the rings here provided we keep the cost below USD1000. 

I had thought about going to the fancy stores like Ling Jewelry or Jann Paul, but decided that they are probably going to be out of my budget.   That said, my email and phone conversations with their sales person from these stores were nothing but pleasant. Both said it was possible to find simple bands for under SGD1500 but they both required time to customize those rings. Since we wanted something simple and timeless so any of the chain stores should have them. Customization sounded like something people with artistic talent or flair would want to do….which I’m most definitely not!

I wavered back and forth about the ring designs and went to several stores from Citigems to Lee Hwa to Soo Kee. I even checked out Venus Tears, a company specializing in rings from Japan. Their rings were very pretty and intricate but it would take too long. Plus the Beau wanted something very simple. But I thought it would match the carvings on my engagement ring very nicely.

 I went to Meysons which was quite crowded and was served by a sales lady. She was nice but the store was very crowded and I wasn’t able to get a very good look at their selection, the girl who was attending to me also did not seem very sure of their products. In fact, I think their catalog rings looked nicer than the rings on display. To be fair, their rings were very reasonably priced. I could have gotten wedding bands for us both for under SGD1000. 

Citigems was nice as well but again their selection of rings was small and I didn’t find anything that I thought would match the ring the Beau got me,  also, the price of their rings were also reasonable. But I could not shake off the feeling that the rings looked more like costume jewelry. I went to Soo Kee which had a  better selection but I thought that the rings felt too heavy. Also, the sales person who was there didn’t seem particularly interested in me, she probably thought I was there to waste her time. If I had decided to get our rings there, the average price would have been about SGD1800. I also checked out Lee Hwa. Also nice rings but I don’t like their eternity rings or even their half eternity rings although their rings were really sparkly. The salesgirl was also quite disinterested in serving me.

All of these jewelers, by the way, were at Bugis Junction.

 I also checked out Love & Company at Tampines mall and at Ion.  I found some really nice unique designs that I was super tempted to get a pair that I saw at Ion.  But I was quite sure that the Beau won’t like them. Their rings were probably the most expensive of the lot and their rings came in the nicest box ever. But the lowest quote I got on the rings there was about SGD2000 so it was definitely out of the budget. And while I agree that weddings rings are meant to be worn forever and so it would make sense to splurge a little, the rings have to be worn everyday. Which means it would be subject to quite a bit of wear and tear.  It has to be quite hardy and I think that if the design is too fancy, it just doesn’t spell ‘everyday’ to me. They had a really nice ring that I thought would look good on the Beau and I found something I would like for me as well, but I felt that my ring was too ‘bling y’all’. We are everyday folk, not superstars. But the box! Sigh. So pretty.

Anyway, I finally decided on a half eternity ring that was accompanied by a matching men’s ring (no diamonds) from the Goldheart at Bugis. Ring twins! Minus the bling! Although I had visited the Goldheart at Tampines and Bedok as well, and really liked their service, I still ended up buying it from the chap at Bugis. The selection at Tampines was definitely better but somehow the guy at Bugis was able to persuade me to get the rings I eventually ended up with even though it was slightly above budget….

Although the one at Tampines had showed me different designs which I liked, I just didn’t feel as if I found the ring. Even Adeline from Bedok had showed me the ring I eventually ended up with but when I was trying on the rings with her, she didn’t manage to convince me that it was The One. But the guy from Bugis was very good at showing me how well the rings would match and it felt like he knew what he was talking about. Anyway, the ring is definitely a lot simpler than my engagement ring.It’s half paved like my engagement ring but the most important part is that that the part that doesn’t have the paved diamonds, it’s matte in the middle like the Beaus ring. So it’s almost an exact matching pair except for the paved diamonds on top. And well, that’s how I finally ended up with the rings. I am very pleased with them. Sometimes I wish I had convinced the Beau to let me buy the rings, for example when the Great Singapore Sale was still on. I might have gotten a better price. But then again, these rings are to last a lifetime and I’m not sure I would have liked being pressured to buy something because it’s on sale.


Weight Loss Tuesday Week 13

Current weight: 63.4 kg

Waist: ​32.5cm

vices: 2 venti mocha frappe, ​a whole box of cocktail truffles
from Hotel Chocolat, 100gm of cookies
Exercise: 40 laps!!!!

​I’ve been cheating on this diet and weight loss thing. This whole wedding might be a bit of a disaster. Shopping for wedding rings is already proving to be a bit painful. I need an exercise buddy.

Monday video

I pointed out to my peers on facebook and instagram that it has now been officially 8 weeks since I shaved my head for Hair for Hope. A friend, and fellow blogger, Little Miss Honey, showed me an article about a very cool gal who shaved her head because she wanted to know what it was like to not have hair. And then she made a video using pictures she took everyday for an entire year. I thought it was really cool. And kudos to her for making that effort. Taking a selfie once every couple of weeks is already a pain in the behind if you ask me.

Otherwise, I really haven’t been doing much. I spent the whole weekend looking at rings. I thought I would have bought them by now. Except I’m torn between a simple straight eternity band with tiny paved diamonds, or a curvy type of ring (like an infinity sign). The curvy ring is surprisingly cheaper than the straight eternity bands (probably because less diamonds). I just can’t decide which one looks better!

Mon Highlights-Relationship Goals

Gosh. I just found this couple on the internet. If they are not the funnest couple to hang out with, I don’t know who else would be.
For one thing, they recounted the story of how they met on YouTube to their friends and family, while stupendously smashed.

And then they had their first dance. Which was stupendously amazing.

Its a pity that the haze kinda ruined any sort of outdoor activities for people. This little kid trained so hard for the POSB Kids run and it was cancelled because it simply wasn’t safe for people to be running around outside in this toxic air. But you know what? At least he started. He got off the couch and started training. So what if he didn’t get to do the run? There’s always next year and I’m willing to bet he’s going to be the first kid at the finish line!

I felt so inspired after watching this little video that I went out and swam 5 laps! In the haze. Which I’m sort of regretting now because my urticaria is back. Argh. I really need to work on this exercise/getting fit/losing weight business though. The Big Day isn’t far away and I still can’t fit into my dress :(

But hey! At least my hair is growing out.


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DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe

Nice artwork on the one page menu.

My birthday was this past week and since Fri was Polling Day (SPOILERS: PAP won by a landslide), I decided I simply had to go check out the DC Comics Superheros cafe at Marina Bay Sands.

Now, given that this is a gimmick, and located, at of all places, Marina Bay Sands, I really wasn’t expecting the food to be ohhh-la-la good. I figured that as long as the food was edible, I would be quite satisfied. I mean, no one goes to Disneyland for the food, you know what I mean?

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When we first arrived, we saw that there was a super long line at the restaurant part so we thought we would give the cafe part a try. After queueing up for a super long time, they told us that the “food” part of the cafe was all sold out.  I guess they are expecting their patrons to be superheros who can tell when they don’t have food ? The pastries looked pretty, but I was hungry, and wanted real food. So I dragged my mother to the actual restaurant part and waited in line.

We got a seat after a 20 min wait and the prices were, not surprisingly, higher than the cafe prices. I mean, a can of root beer was listed for $4.90. Seriously? Superhero drinks also come with superhero wallets. I ordered the chicken burger (I think they named it the superman sandwich). I was about to order the Batman burger but the one that appeared on a neighboring table didn’t look very good so I passed. Mom ordered chicken with fries. The food was, well, decent. Overpriced. But decent. Its nothing to shout about. They definitely won’t make chef of the year. In fact, mom thinks they probably ordered the food frozen from the supermarket and then heated it in the microwave. I kind of have to agree. This is like dorm food. In a restaurant.

What was disappointing, however, was that I had nothing to play with. Al the super hero figurines were displayed on a counter far far away but I didn’t get to play with any of them. I’m not really sure what the point of the superheros concept is. For one thing, no one was dressed in a superheros costume (fair enough since some of those costumes are either never going to be flattering or anyone or too heavy to be useful on a day to day basis…but at least wear a cape people), and there was nothing else on the tables to suggest why I have to pay through the nose to eat here. Sure, the walls are nice, and you have cool stuff in a display cabinet. But … $25 for a burger really should have resulted in something … more.

I think management might need to sit down and think over the concept again.

Mon round ups

Hip hip hooray! Sierra Leone discharged her last Ebola patient! And they had a dance party to celebrate! hip hip hooray!

Also, ya”ll know I’m down with love. I don’t care who you love as long as its legal. I know a lot of people don’t necessary agree with me. To this I say: we have to agree to disagree. But I cannot believe that whatever religion you belong to won’t be down with peace and love. Love is the most natural thing in the world, and it is also the hardest gift to find. And if you find it, even if its not what society expects, do you really want to give it up? So kudos to this congregation who have not only accepted the bond between this couple but are going to celebrate it.

And I know that its REALLY early to be thinking about Christmas and gift giving. But people, today is the LAST DAY OF AUGUST. In just the blink of an eye, Christmas will be upon us. But in this day and age where everyone already has everything they want and more…well, how about giving something that is absolutely invaluable like giving to a cause to improve the live of another female?

And speaking of gift giving…its my birthday soon! Make my day! Donate to Hair for Hope! All Singaporeans will receive 3x the amount donated in their tax refunds!

well that’s it from me for this week! Have a blessed, happy loving week!

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