Friday, January 1, 2016
Then in Aug we had the SG50 N.A.I.L.S Festival... My amazing team made the event a big big success, bringing our little dot to an international platform.
This year, despite all the travelling, I managed to have time for my family and my bunnies. And even started working on something that I've always wanted!!! Thank you every single one who made 2015 so eventful! 🎉 🎉 🎉
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
He would had been be 92 today.
Itz days like these, that one stops and reflects on why the heart always feel sore thinking about him. I can't say for others; But my own inner pangs of regret formed when i began to know the full extend of how misunderstood he was.... I was one of many, whom gradually came to know about his 24/7 commitment, his never failing love for our country… Like his never-failing love and devotion for his wife.
We might never agree fully with his actions or decisions; like how we might not agree with our parent's or grandparent's version of love via nagging, scolding, threatening, forcing, restrictions, curfews, canning, etc the list goes on... We might never understand fully the logic of "tough love". Why it is necessary? Why so rigid, why so heartless, why so fierce, why so cruel...? We end up resentful of every single thing done & said.
We do not see the love in these "cruel inhumane" actions. It is only, when faced with the hash realities of life, that we realised, that the world is even more inhumane. Countries outside of Singapore, they are indeed so different. It is only when faced with a comparison, that we appreciate this logic of "tough love".
Appreciation for the "inhumane" growing up process develops. The "tough love" had equipped me with the ability, to withstand whatever shit that life throws; coz no one owes us a living, not our leaders, not even our parents.
Only problem... I knew it only too late... I knew about the things Mr LKY did only AFTER he passed. And I never ever got the chance to even say a simple thank you… many of us never did say that before he passed. In fact, attitudes expressed towards him, were the total opposite of "thanx or appreciation or grateful".
He had passed on with all these negative words and feelings and misunderstanding, from the people he spent his whole life for. My heart rant complains to him, why didn't he say all these works..? Why didn't he explain all these misunderstandings?
My heart knows the simple answer to this rant... because no one would believed. Even if he does say, explain or share. No one would believe. And knowing Mr LKY, he did not do it bcoz he wants any thanx from us. Like a stubborn grandpa, whom you buy him a gift of appreciation, would end up rejecting it coz I duno why...
And because of this simple reason. We all bear the heart-burnt of letting this great man passed-on, without him seeing "live" the depth of our thanx and appreciation. He left not knowing. If only that morning... it was not his coffin being driven through the streets in the rain. But him sitting in a car...
Alive and knowing that every single of of us that lined the streets that raining day, had hearts filled to the brim and overflowing with thanx and gratitude. Alive and hearing the silent cries of sorry in our hearts, sorry for not knowing earlier.
But it was not so... We did not get a chance to say what we wanted to say before he passed. And we would never ever know, if he heard or saw what happened from above after he passed. This pain in the heart stays.
Perhaps it stays to act like as a constant reminder to each and everyone of us, to continue our best to take care of Singapore. That should be whatr LKY would want to see... instead of just saying "Thank You". I don't think a thank you suffices anyway...
Would do our best to take care of Singapore, so that your efforts do not go down the drain. And your legacy would be our solid foundation to grow and become better in the next 50 years. #thankyouMrLee #Happy92thBirthday
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Apart from the floor competition, there was Nail tip submission judging as well. The competition had 3 different categories for the nail tip submission categories: Mixed Media Art, Flat Gel Art & Stone Deco Art.
Haha! Got caught on camera with Ms Kaneko~ I was sharing with her what's happening on stage.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Us with our models~ Thankful to them for their time and bearing with our crazy schedules!
These crazy sharp nails are called Stilettos Nails. It aims to elongate the fingers.
Somewhat similar to the nails seen on the Empress Dowagers in those old time dramas! Lol~ Not very practical for modern lifestyle. My model who came do do her nails 2 nights before, had trouble typing on her smartphone, and removing her contact lens. The Express Dowager don't have iphone~~
Glad that everyone who came got to learn 2 new styles of nails. Wanted to do something different from Eriko so that you girls get to learn different techniques... Glad all turn out as I imagined. I hope that you girls enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
K, I have to admit, at times like that... it's not only about #girlpower any more. #Teamworkftw
I'm so glad for my strong team! Everyone rough it out together to make this event a success. ♡♡♡
By 9am, PinkRoom Cup competitors started streaming in to register.
Started to see so many familiar faces appearing. Some took part in the past PinkRoom Cup too... even with the same nail models. Through times like this, you'll see the people who are really supportive of you.
By 10am~ everyone was in place. All set and ready for the competition. Ganbatte! がんばって！
Throughout the years, I've been nagging/advising/encouraging my students to take part in competitions. Only through nail competitions, a nailist will be able to challenge herself and bring her nail skills to a different level.
The anxiety, "kan-cheong-ness", & of course the sense of achievement is different from passing an examination (hmm. yar, even though PinkRoom exam abit hard to pass). But let me tell you, it's all worth it! Especially if you put in your 110%, and get an award! That trophy will be a reminder of all your hard work.
All went well despite the small tiny language barrier. Nail-language is the universal language between us. Appreciate everyone's hard work and seriousness throughout the whole meeting.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Master Joe's gel-handpainting of Mr Lee some time ago~ time flies quickly... hearing his health condition now sadden me.
I understand the #cycleoflife... but I am still praying that he would be able to pull through and get well enough to discharge from hospital and go home to rest instead.
To be surrounded by family and loved ones at home is something I am praying for him right now.
Mr Lee, Thanx you for everything you had done for Singapore... everything good, everything bad, because it is these combination of good and bad that made Singapore who we are today.. A small red-dot country, that at the very least is a place I find comfortable to live as a human being as compared to many other places I had visited. It might not be all perfect, but it is perfect for me... For that, I am personally very thankful.
#pleasegetbetter #dischargeandgohome #besurroundedbylovedones #thankyouLKY #getwellsoonLKY #pinkroomnails
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mr Lee, Thanx you for everything you had done for Singapore... everything good, everything bad, because it is these combination of good and bad that made Singapore who we are today.. A small red-dot country, that at the very least is a place I find comfortable to live as a human being as compared to many other places I had visited. It might not be all perfect, but it is perfect for me...
For that, I am personally very thankful.
#pleasegetbetter #dischargeandgohome #besurroundedbylovedones #thankyouLKY #getwellsoonLKY