And a WHOLE YEAR has passed… !

I went to bed last night thinking that it has been a while since I have been on this blog. And what do you know? !! It has been an entire year! Seriously? Where did the time go? I am appalled and amazed at the same time.

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Some days we do it like this. LOL. Almost all shots are done with my Iphone. But some days I whip out Kee Wee’s huge ass camera and I try not to break it.

If you know either me or Alicia my sister, you will know that we have been hard at work with OMGOING, since May 2014. And time just flew! It is coming to a year and a half and we have learnt so much as well. Doing your own business is really not easy – you have to learn to do so much and you do it all yourself. Every morning I have a to-do list and every night I find that I can never check off all that I wanted to do.

I have missed this space so much. I remember sitting at the porch every sunday afternoon in my past life, writing a new post and even though it is time-consuming, I enjoy every bit of it. I have made so many friends thru this space and they have remained close to my heart.

Owning our own business has become so encompassing we work even on weekends at times, wrapping urgent parcels, meeting overseas clients, preparing the site for launches and updating social media. I missed this space and I would like to be back here more often. I said this before here – so lets see how much of it I will keep to.

So much has happened since then. In Jan 2015, I travelled with Kee Wee to NYC, Savannah, Charleston and we spent his birthday back in NYC where they had a blizzard. It wasn’t as serious as it sounded but we have never seen Manhattan that quiet before. Quite an experience. No taxi horns, no click clacking of NY-ers walking along the streets and it felt surreal. We had some of our best times there in January this year. But I suppose I shall leave that to another day and another post.

Here are some photos from that trip this year (how is it that I went in January and it seems like it was from years ago… we need another holiday to NYC!!) if you want to see.



Whenever we are in NYC, we always stay at the Library Hotel – tip top service from the sweet ladies at the lounge to the managers at the front desk. And we are at this lounge that is filled with food and drinks and wine, more times than we can count. When the weather gets too brutal (we have been to NYC 3 times in December, I have no idea why..) we get takeout from Whole Foods and we eat them here at the lounge in comfort, with warm cups of coffee and bright smiles from the staff here.

Sweet Chick Restaurant – Lower East Side. Recommended by Justine of Library Hotel – this was so good we had it twice.
NYC – The Metropolitan Museum of Art – it was here that Kee Wee saw 2 beautiful huskies running around in Central Park.
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Street in Savannah – I can walk down these all day.
Cypress Gardens, Georgia – I will remember this day all my life. It was rainy and cold and we were the only 2 visitors that day at the gardens. We took the swamp boat out onto the swamp and were half afraid that an alligator would hop onto our boat and half excited that we were actually in the same swamp in the ‘Notebook’ !!
Actual scene from the Notebook – Cypress Gardens – I realised a lot of people go there to get married and take photos. What a good idea!
Beautiful antebellum houses along the Isle of Hope, Georgia. It was a beautiful afternoon and very idyllic.

And we adopted a dog! And we named him Austin for the fantastic time that we had in Austin in Dec 2013. Saying hi to Elaine (who is my e pal in Austin!) Congratulations on the baby, Elaine! Write me!

I will also share more about Austin, our husky, soon – he deserves a whole post to himself. He and his poop. Yes, you will get to know about that too. Pictures too. :)


And here is what is on my mind today:

  • I am dying to see this show.
  • I am so damn jealous of how hip and cool this IG is.
  • We are planning a trip to Portland and Oregon next, any suggestions for us?
  • This looks so damn good I made Kee Wee recreate for me. Perfect for days when I do cardio and images of pasta fly over my head during class.
  • I am reading this book now. So far I cannot put it down.

Obsessed with this song right now:

Have a sweet week ahead and I really hope to write more often here!








And I have missed this space soooo much ….

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A rare cafe break this week – catching up on reading and coffee!

Hello Everyone!

It has been so long since I have been on my blog… or any blog for that matter. All I can manage everyday is to sneak in some reading on the book that I am reading and also to fiddle around on some blogs that I usually read… and before I can finish reading the whole post, I am yawning away because it is usually 2am already.

Whoever said setting up your own business really takes up a lot of your own time is absolutely speaking the truth.  I work weeknights and weekends and I answer whatsapp messages and emails from customers on the go. I check emails instantly when I get up in the morning. I update Instagram often with things we want to share with our customers and upcoming campaigns. And whew, what an exciting and fun filled 3 months it has been. I don’t regret starting this business at all and we have learnt so much and made so many friends along the way. Wee!

I have missed this space so so so much and I have had my friends and KW asking me why my blog is taking so long to update. So this week onwards I will try to update more often and treat this space like therapy.

I have caught up on some of my outstanding 2156 unread emails and found some ultra interesting stuff to share! And since it is Friday, lets do some friday links like I did before!

I hope you love these too!

this is so so so beautiful, at 2.49 mins my eyes tear up. We have no kids so if this happens to me, it scares me how lonely KW will be.

– I recently read this book by David Sedaris (loved it to bits!) and this tale from him is delightful too.

A pizza with a french fry base!

– I have always loved mens’ perfumes.

– I cannot wait to get back to NYC.

– Wow, I want to be here right now.

– I am so hooked on this instagram right now – thank me later!

Florence looks delicious!

– We have just watched this and it is really enlightening.









Tuesday : What is on my mind

Wearing one of my favourites from the Shakti range - textured white pants that look so good even out of the gym

Hello Everyone!

I have so much to tell you… I don’t know where to start!

It has been an awesome 4 weeks since the launch of and we are beyond excited and pleased with the support that you (and you know who you are!) have shown us! We started this business because we believed in the products that we are bringing in and we are at the gym so often so we wanted to share the love of fitness and shopping (hahahaha!) with everyone else.

And since we started 4 Fridays ago, on the 23rd of May, there has been so much love, laughter and stress as well. We are truly blessed and happy to have orders coming in speedily and we have gotten to know so many of you better through this channel. Many of you have become friends and we are so happy and honoured to know all of you.

I must admit that when we thought of starting this business, I felt excitement, happiness and also fear. Fear of failing, fear of not doing it right, fear of the unknown, so much fear. And it is in my character that I worry. I worry a lot. I worry that I am not worrying enough. Is that crazy or normal? I think a bit of both.

I wake up sometimes in the last month and think of something that I would like to see on the site but have not done. I wake up thinking if we have enough clothes to sell to everyone. I wake up thinking we have too much stock and we will never sell them all. I wake up thinking of all sorts of scenarios that could happen. Needless to say, I did not have a lot of sleep the last month.

Here are some highlights of our journey so far:

– We have been so blessed to meet so many of you who have become friends. When they see us at the gym, they scream our names and happily point to their chest or their thighs to show the new gear that they are wearing. This fills me with so much pride even though I had no hand in designing the apparels but we are so happy to bring them into Singapore so others at the gyms can enjoy them too. So many have been return customers as well – this shows us that the apparels are loved and they are really popular.

– We have been so busy with uploading images on the website and we will scream with glee everytime new stocks come in. Even though we have already worn our own pieces and that is why we know they are good, we are still very elated to see them arriving in boxes. Then comes the tedious part of stocktaking, stock tallying, contacting our customers about backorders that have arrived, updating the website and also Instagram and facebook then.

– I have never been on social media so much in my life! Those who know me, my sister or KW, knows that we don’t even have facebook before this started. We do have instagram before and I love it. Omgoing’s instagram is filled with all the things that mean so much to the business – like our customers who wear our clothes and insta tag us, new products and also us in our own yoga gear.

– We are also busy every week meeting up with fellow yoga lovers for upcoming projects, events and we are so happy that we are meeting different people from different walks of life. We have also met up with nasty people that I shall not name here who belittle us and make us feel small when things don’t go their way. My sister finally understands that it is a dog eat dog world out there and not everyone means well for you. Usually when something is too good to be true, it often is.

– It has been 4 weeks since I read all my favourite blogs or went online to look at stuff except if they are related to yoga gear. Oh gosh, I was so excited to read all my favourite blogs last night before bed that a warm feeling spread over me. We work even on weekends now fulfilling orders and answering enquiries and meeting people. But that is a good problem right ? So I shall count my blessings. This weekend I will sit down and read all my blogs and catch up on 4 weeks of good stuff!

– We constantly think of where we can do our next photoshoot and bring along for the props. We loved our Marina Barrage photoshoot with the OM gold balloons and that was a huge hit. We are not huge designers or artistic people so all these takes up brain juice.

We are venturing into our 2nd month now and I have never been more motivated to excel at any job than what I am doing now. We think of campaigns to have for our customers, we think of how to market a certain pair of pants, we think of all this all day long.

And I am so much more fulfilled and satisfied now, doing what I love and doing this business with my sister.







I have great news to share …

So happy for our launch yesterday! The day has finally come and we bought gold balloons for our photo shoot to celebrate!

I find it amusing that whenever anyone puts that in their opening line, and if you are female, EVERYONE immediately assumes you are pregnant…

Well, I have something new to share but it is not my womb.

The new news (how lame that sounded even to me… ) is that my sister and I have started our own business!

We have opened an online yoga and fitness apparels store and you can find it here! It is and you can find us here too, on Instagram and here on Facebook (yes, we finally have one).

Over the last 2 days I have said that so often and to so many people, I can repeat it in my sleep.

I now believe everyone who says that starting a new business is a lot of work. Ours is not even a storefront yet and YES IT IS A LOT OF WORK.

Tears, sweat (literally!) and sleepless nights were definitely involved.

Let me rewind a little and share what we went through with you:

My sister and I quit our full time jobs (much to the dismay of our parents who are appalled) late last year to travel. She went to New Zealand for a work / stay trip which was utterly fulfilling and entirely scary to her whole family, including me. Only KW was endlessly supportive right from the start. You can read about it here.

I subsequently quit my job as a corporate recruiter later on to bring my mum over to New Zealand to visit her but to tell you the truth, it was a decision long in the making. That job had too many changes over the years that I have been there and satisfaction levels were running low. So it was with a big breath that I let that job go. We then travelled to NZ for 3 weeks and after that I travelled with KW to the USA for a month long trip from LA to NYC. That was so liberating and fabulous.

Back in Singapore, we have been going to the gym most weeks, 6 days out of 7 and KW suggested to us about setting up our own online yoga and fitness apparels store. From the amount of people in the gym doing cardio classes to serious yoginis to even more serious bikram goers, we realise everyone loves to look good while they are working hard at the gym.

Hell, even my mum and her friends loves to wear gorgeous workout gear when they go for their zumba classes!

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All these pieces of clothes are available on our store!

And so I do the most natural thing in the world – I bug my yogini sister about it. We wanna kill each other most days but I know there is nobody else I would rather do this with.

And days and weeks went past and we both put it at the back of our minds, for a bit. And then one day we both sat down seriously to think about it and we decided that we are really gonna do this. We are going to put our hearts and souls into it.

And so we did a very careful shortlist of the brands that we love and have also tried and it really seemed like we were meant to do this all along! Whenever we travelled, we will go to yoga and fitness apparel shops and try them on or buy them. So we had a pretty good idea who to work with and what to buy, for our online store.

We only chose partnerships with yoga / fitness brands that we personally adore and believe in. And we are so happy to work with brands that Singaporeans cannot find here. Brands like Shakti Activewear, Altar Ego, Glyder Apparels, Body Angel Activewear and Pitanga are just some of the brands that we are working with and we are also bringing in others. We bring in clothes that are perfect for our weather, are durable and an added bonus is that they are so gorgeous looking!

From the time we decided on this venture, the amount of work, time and energy put in was endless.

We had to find a name and that process was mind-boggling. Whatever name we can think of (and it was my sister, KW and me cracking our heads at 2am in the mornings!!) was either taken and we cannot register it or the domain was not available. Gosh. No wonder there are occupations where people think of names for organisations or products. It seriously depleted our brain juices for a week.

And after that my sister and I went to the bank to register ourselves to get a bank account. I think we will remember that day forever. Whoever said Singapore is a 1st world country has never tried to open a corporate bank account at this bank that I shall not mention.

And when I tried to register our name with the Singapore Registrar, it was another ordeal.

And choosing an e-commerce website to host our business was another issue. I knew nothing at all about e-commerce and it was totally brand new to me. We tried out a few and decided on one that we were happy with.

I LOOOOOOVE our namecards!

And from then on, it was endless production and creation on the website, ordering goods from our partners, thinking of the logo for the site, designing the namecards, I was up most nights till 3am figuring things out on the site, discussing with our partners about our products, thinking about payment methods etc. KW has been a super constant rock whenever I feel like it was just too hard for me or when I got too stressed. He designed the logo, investigated the e commerce sites, tied up with payment gateways for us and gave me hope when I go berserk at 2am in the mornings. Without him, I think we would have taken three times as long and gone nowhere as near.

And I am so happy that OMGOING.COM has finally gone ‘live’ yesterday ! All our hard work was worth it and to see the stock go off to happy customers make me so happy.

We also went outdoors for a super fun photo shoot last week and it will remain as one of the fun-nest days of this year! I know the days ahead will be exciting and new and I have absolutely no qualms about it.

Please visit our site and let me know what you think! And shop away, of course! 









Week 50 : Links I Adore

London Borough Mkt for Blog
tapas feast that my sister and I shared on Wednesday night

We are meeting my uncles for dinner tonight at a seafood restaurant and nobody snatches the crabs’ pincers away from me or hell will be unleashed. Which part of crabs do you love to eat?

And by the way, if anyone asks, one of my top life skills is that I can select crabs, kill them and wash them. Couldn’t tell right?

Here are my links for this week!

– My favorite author has a new book out!

This applies to the creative process and also studying before exams.

– I saw this on instagram last week – I would like to stay here.

23 GIFs that will actually teach you something! I love number 3.

– Have you guys seen this?

– I can either seem very aloof or very enthusiastic, depending on the situation and how much sleep I have had. From today onwards, perhaps we can all strive to be more enthu!

– I really miss the redwoods that we went to in Rotorua and the next one that I want to go to, is the Muir Woods in CA.

– How is this treehouse much MORE AWESOME than my house?



Monday Thoughts

It is Sunday night now and even though I don’t work at the moment, I can almost feel the monday blues creeping in. I always think back to the days when I had meetings on Mondays or reports to do and I had problems sleeping on Sunday nights. Turns out I am not the only one who cannot sleep on Sunday nights. I have asked my friends and colleagues before and my friends would always admit that yes, they cannot sleep as well. Colleagues will be different and say, oh really, then you should go to bed earlier. How does that solve my problem? Queer.

And so I am rounding up my many random thoughts in order to compose these:

yes, even the prawn was shocked at what she said

Lunch with an old friend on Tuesday: One of my old friends whatsapp-ed me on Monday and asked if I was working at Suntec City. I said no, I am not working anymore. Which would typically be followed by – WHAT, WHY ARE YOU SO LUCKY? WHAT HAPPENED? BE TAI TAI ALREADY? And so I was prepared for that already. She had a conference at Suntec City on Tuesday and so we arranged to have lunch at Raffles City. We decided on sushi and since I was not working, it was super natural for friends to use the ‘you-are-not-working-you-go-q-up-first’ line. I have had that used on me more often than I can bear these few months. And so I joined the q at lunchtime and what do you know? When I reached the front of the line after 20 mins, my friend appeared. We have not seen each other in 7 years and she has 2 kids now. And so 80% of the conversation revolved around what I do on a daily basis (SINCE I AM NOT WORKING AND SO FREE ALL THE TIME), why I am still child free and showing me her kids pictures. And just when we got comfortable like old times, she brought up how common it is to be divorced these days and she said to me ‘oh, I have always thought you and KW will get divorced.’ And the way she was so nonchalant about it made me choke on my sashimi.

WHAT? WHY? and why would you go around thinking your friends will get divorced? Ultra strange right? She said our characters are so different and we are such dissimilar people. STILL?

I have never liked her husband but I have never told her that. And I certainly do not think she will get divorced.

So, that was that. Strangest comment I have heard in a long time.

love these

Old Biscuits remind me of old times : During grocery shopping yesterday, I suddenly had the urge to get these old biscuits. They are sold in large gold tins and you have to let the old auntie ‘managing’ them know how much you want. I said 500g because I had no idea how many biscuits that could get me and when she continue scoop after scoop, I suddenly realised it was too much. And I stopped her and told her I only wanted 200g. I got screamed at and she refused to pour the excess back into the tin.


These biscuits reminded me so much of the past – my mother would buy them for me and I would dip them into fresh milk or if I am in a gross mood, to dip them into water and all the soft bits would fall into the glass of water and I would drink up all the grossness after. But these biscuits in cold cold milk is the best.

Life was so much simpler then.

And I am so happy to send them to my friend Yolanda in Frankfurt (hello there!) whom I met via this blog and she is a fellow Singaporean who moved to Frankfurt with her husband. Her baby is coming very soon and I am so glad to send her a care package soon!

see our 3 identical white sangria? that is how much we love this here. I waited 1.5 hours to drink this. DO NOT DENY ME MY DRINK.

PS Cafe : We brought my mum out for dinner and drinks after zumba last Friday and we decided to go to PS Cafe to have our favourite white sangria, chocolate cake and KW was craving for truffle fries. We arrived at 10pm only to be told the restaurant was full. And that there were another round of diners coming for dinner soon. Really? I was mystified.

I know when we were in NYC and we called popular restaurants for reservations, if it was very last minute, they always said that we could come either at 530pm or 11pm. I had no idea Singapore was anywhere near NYC’s immaculate culinary scene yet.

We had no choice but to go over to Club Hotel to have drinks first at the rooftop bar and we called again at 11pm. To be told there were no seats available for us. Really?

Before we left the area at 1130pm, my sister decided to go over to check out the restaurant. And she called us to say she has gotten a table. We skipped along happily and sat and looked at the menu. And as the restaurant was double storied,  I went upstairs to have a look at the cakes. And guess what, 80% of the restaurant was empty. WHERE ARE ALL YOUR GUESTS THAT YOU SAID WERE COMING ??

I asked the waiter that obviously LIED about seats and he sheepishly said – oh ya, they are cleaning the table for you. Really? How come we didn’t know? And we went upstairs without him saying anything more and promptly sat our asses down on the first available table. To hell with which table ours was gonna be.

In today’s Singapore food scene, restaurants open and close very often and the fact that we patronise PS Cafe so often and had never once encountered such service made me upset. And so before this post, I wrote an email to the restaurant and let them know about this incident. I have never had such service at this restaurant and he obviously lied so that they can close shop earlier than the usual 2am?

I don’t bully waiters at restaurants nor do I stand for being lied to blatantly.





Week 49 : Links I Love

We started going for shotgun shooting in March and I am not very good at it…. majority of the empty shells you see here are wasted tries..

Yesterday was a public holiday in Singapore and that was so good! I went for a 2 hr zumba class with my mum and we had lots of fun. Then off to Sushi Tei for sashimi and salmon. And then, a chinese home-cooked meal by KW. I love grocery shopping, and that always happens before we cook!

Today we are having zumba with our mum again at another club location and our teacher wants to take selfies! We will go for a gyoza dinner after! I cannot wait and I will boogie more during class so that I can eat more!

I hope you have a good weekend and please enjoy these links!

– These 35 restaurants have amazing views – make a note of these now! You know when you travel and you google madly for restaurants that you will remember forever and you cannot think of any… with this, you are covered. More or less. I like #4, #8 and #19,

– I love cards and these look awesome!

– I have recently starting eating more tuna and sardines again and these recipes are a welcome start!

– Are you sleep-derived?

– Would some kind baking angel make this for me RIGHT NOW!

– 37 People Reveal The Most WTF Thing They Ever Saw At Their Friend’s House – this is so addictively bad it is good. I cringe as I read it but I go on…

This looks SO good. I love pot pies!

– Animal bath time – these pictures are hilarious. They look so upset when it is just a shower.

Darcy Oake – How the hell did the pigeons appear ? ?

Do you like magicians or magic shows ? I used to love David Copperfield till he came to Singapore a few years back and KW and I went on a ‘magic’ date to watch him at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

I am not sure if it was because we were at a seating position that exposed all of his tricks and routines but we felt cheated that night. We felt that his tricks were very shady. And strangely after, you don’t really hear much about him anymore.

I watched this video yesterday and I was amazed. Okay, the fact that Darcy Oake is good looking helped too. There is always an air of mystery and sexiness about magicians.

Okay, can someone tell me how the hell did the pigeons appear ? ?

Week 48 : Links I Adore

It is Friday again and we are excited to go to a good friend’s baby boy’s shower tomorrow! The baby has tons of black and thick hair & even sideburns!

Please enjoy these links and your weekend!

Watch the above video – the absolute smartest dog I have ever seen! Watch the last 7 seconds when Jumpy finally gets what he wants!

– I love this!

– ‘I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves

Why we should keep on blogging

– The next time you see a chicken, give it a hug. I will not do it but please go ahead.

Eagle hunters of Mongolia

– I love hot cross buns – these are earl grey ones!


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