Milk And Honey

by Rupi Kaur

is a book of poetry depicting love, loss, abuse, violence and womanhood. It comprises of four chapters with each delivering a dissimilar intention.

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It is a sure 4/5 as I feel every woman needs this somewhere easy for her to reach in times of hardship. No matter what bitter moments you are going through, Rupi Kaur gives you hope that you are never alone. And you, are a survivor.

Let me share with you some of my favorite lines…

” you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions makes me less beautiful but I was not made with a fire in my belly so I could be put out 

I was not made with lightness on my tongue so I could be easy to swallow

I was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow “

” if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise ” 

” it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations “

” I like the way the stretch marks on my thighs look human and that we’re so soft yet rough and jungle wild when we need to be 

I love that about us how capable we are of feeling how unafraid we are of breaking and tend to our wounds with grace 

Just being a woman calling myself a woman makes me utterly whole and complete ” 

Absolutely beautiful.

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Let’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes

Woo Hoo! I finally got my hands on this most lovely and cutest thing ever!

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These wonderful mini long lasting liquid lipsticks, which is probably about the size of your thumb, are so HOT!!!

They smoothly glide on your lips, provides a matte finish as how it was promised and the pigmentation is really good. I only applied one application and it lasted for quite awhile. Surprisingly, it didn’t wear off even when I had coffee in it! They are definitely not too thick nor heavy and also obviously not too drying at all as my lips didn’t crack. The sweet minty vanilla scent is so irresistible. I think I’m obsessed and completely in love with it!!! I’m sorry but this is better on me than Kat Von D’s everlasting liquid lipstick.

I am rating these awesome long-wearing lipsticks a 4.5/5.

Girls, this miniature set is a must have. If you want to save some money and try different shades like nude, red or pink, well, there you go. You can pack them easily in your purse for a date night too. I am not saying it is going to work on you but it is worth a try. You will never know, you might just find a perfect match for you lips.

You can get them through Amazon, Ebay, any online beauty websites or just simply by visiting Sephora outlets near you.

We Bare Bears

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Picture courtesy of webarebears.wikia.

We Bare Bears received 8.1/10 on IMDB and 7.5/10 on TV.com

Series cast: 

  • Demetri Martin as Ice Bear
  • Eric Edelstein as Grizzly
  • Bobby Moynihan as Panda

We Bare Bears is an American animated television series created by Daniel Chong which is aired several times a day on the Cartoon Network.

We Bare Bears deserve a rating of 4/5 as it has gotten us hooked on the awesome heartwarming adventure of three brothers who tries to fit into a civilised society. They have a lot to learn about the super advanced technologically world, most of the time getting themselves into some sort of chaos while trying to do something useful or good but they kept on proving to us over and over again that no matter how different their personalities are, as siblings, they are always stronger together then they are individually.

The show content is good for everyone of all ages. But parents, watch this with your little ones so that they have a better view and understanding about the good and bad of having siblings, how you generalise about today’s society and its population and why it is always important to be sensitive to others.

Snowden

We will try our best to catch up on some movies with the boys at home on most of our weekend nights. But of course, that depends if they are child friendly or not. Any movies rating 6 and above is a go for me. Worth watching!

We decided on Snowden.

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Actual movie poster courtesy of The Daily Rotation

Snowden was rated 7.4/10 on IMDb and received 62β„… from rotten tomatoes.

Fantastic cast: 

  • Joseph Gorden Levitt (Edward Snowden)
  • Shailene Woodley (Lindsay Mills)
  • Zachary Quinto
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Melissa Leo
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Tom Wilkinson

And the list goes on…

Based on a true story, Snowden is a political thriller where Edward Snowden who works for the government exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA. He became one of the most wanted man in the world.

Well, I think, he is definitely a Hero. Sacrificing himself to expose the NSA and for being human. Imagine if the government has some ways of watching every single move you make through your IT devices such as your computers, your laptops, your mobile phone – watching you eat, sleep, talk, undress and doing your daily living activities, it is truly crazy! You are being compound, your life will be so messed up, it is as good as you are dead. It is frightening!

Verdict: 3/5

I wished there were more fun elements to the show to keep us on our toes. Nonetheless, I love the versatile Joseph Gordon Levitt doing his smart witty character. There were something about his eyes that probably shows the most emotions.


Sugar Lips

We decided to have a taste of their sweet list. For those who are not familiar, Sugar Lips is a dessert cafe that is located at Orchard Gateway which had recently opened for business. The directions to get there will be provided later on in this post.

The uniqueness of the cafe lies in the colorful creative interior which provides a cool and chic environment to chill and relax in.

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Goofing around with the props provided while waiting for our orders.

Getting our seats was fairly easy probably because it was near closing time and it was less crowded. Since it was our first time, we requested for a staff to explain and go through the ordering process. The menu is laminated so all you will need to do is mark down whatever you want on the menu itself, pass it to the counter staff and immediately make payment after ordering. It is actually very convenient.

We got our latte served before the waffles. Latte was lukewarm, not hot and quite quickly turned cold by the time we got the rest of our orders.

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Bam! Our chocolate waffles! 

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With the sexy salted caramel ice cream.

Our dessert was so attractive. Just look at the colors! The chocolate waffles were good but the marshmallows, those little bits of chocolate and biscuits were rather boring. I think you can get them from almost any provision shop. I kid you not. And the single scoop ice cream was definitely not enough to go with the waffles. We prefer our waffles wet and sloppy with all the sauces dripping everywhere.

Thumbs up for the creative ideas on the interior decoration and beautiful food presentation. The staffs were also friendly and warm. However, not really too impressed with pricing and size servings.

Verdict: 2.5/5

How to get there:

277 Orchard Road, #02-01, Orchard Gateway, Singapore 2338858.

Opening time: 1100hrs – 2200hrs daily

Contact Number: +65 63866387

Easiest way to get there is via MRT to Somerset Station. Try Google map.

Find them on: Facebook Sugar Lips


Photography

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A great photograph is full of statement. I find a great sense of fulfillment when I see one. A few words to many disclosure, it’s an art of watching, observation. It’s about what it feels like, not what it looks like. It is full of soul. It does not need any explanations yet it is understood anywhere in the world.

I was definitely not born to do this for I don’t think I can ever do it, not in a million years.