Happy Deepavali!

Deepavali is just around the corner! Have you planned your looong getaway? OOPS! Sorry! I’m afraid you have to change your plan because Deepavali is now on 2nd Nov instead of 3rd! (T_T) There goes my looong weekend!

But still, it a HAPPY HOLIDAY!! YEAHHH!!

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Deepavali, which is also commonly known as Diwali, Divali or the “festival of lights“, is a five-day Hindu festivalwhich starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Diwali is an official holiday in India,Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.

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For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.Arya Samajists, celebrate this day as Death Anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. They also celebrate this day as Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti.

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The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of deepavali which translates into “row of lamps”.Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called the Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The fourth day of Diwali is known as Kartika Shudda Padyami. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya, and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

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All I Want For Christmas Is ….

Laneige Limited Edition 400ml Skin Refiner!!!!

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This Christmas, Laneige is introducing a 400ml Power Essential Skin Refiner! FOUR HUNRED ML!! that is twice the size of the regular one! & price!?? AMAZING! definitely not twice the price!!! (let me confirm the price again when i get home to9!!)

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This is what i use and now that they have this super cost saving 400ml pack, of course i can’t missed it!!

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The bottle is not the usual hard acrylic plastic kind. This is more of plastic container kind of bottle. doen’t look very atas but since its cost saving, how the bottle looks doesn’t affect me much. I’m still gono buy it as long as it’s not contain in what plastic bag! LOL!!

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See~ Even the cap is different from the usual turn & pour cap.. this is more like a pump cap.. But because i haven started using, so i guess i’ll hafta see how others use it first!!! HAHAHA.. “sua gu”~

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Other then the bottle, i like the packaging box too! It’s so CHRISTMAS!! So sweet!!

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But what can i do with it if i wana keep it?? geez.. any idea??

新年快乐

贺新年~祝新年~

It’s lunar new year again! as usual, chinese will buy new clothes new shoes and the once a year biggest spring cleaning!

This new year i took 1 day off.. juz for this…..

BAH KWA!! this is not some branded BK, but it’s nice enought to make me go all the way to Defu Lane to get it! In case u r wondering how nice it is.. you can always drop by its shop, but im not sure if they allow sample tasting! hahaha!

Shuang Shou Trading: 27 Defu Lane 10, #01-158 (tel: 6280 0680, fax: 6284 0906)

It not difficult to find their shop.. esp when we hv map in our iPhone! jus a few turn here and there, and i’m there hugging my BK! lol! Just a lil hiccup when i arrive.. i din know/expect they dun sell BK at their own shop.. hahaha! i went str8 to their shop and was directed to go further dw to get it.. its then i know they had a temp tentage der to BBQ their BK.. oh well u wun be as blind as me to missed it~ not that tough after all.. 4 stars for the hardwork Audrey! <3<3 (note: they only sell BK during CNY period..)

And you must be wondering y i have Molly’s bag? HAHA! i could not persude myself to go up the bus and head home knowing that Molly sells great nonya delicacies! Naughty legs started walking twds Molly and next thing i know…. i’m paying at the cashier!