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October 2013


Friends and trust.

October 16, 2013

Tonight is just one of those nights a million thoughts are running through my head mercilessly. I always tell myself as much as possible that everyone is good-hearted by nature and no one is born evil. Somewhere deep within someone we hate ultimately has a good heart, and that we should always give people the benefit of the doubt/second chance. It’s not that I don’t judge or get angry but I’d forgive someone readily as long as he or she seems sincere to me. I try not to hate or box someone up based on hearsay or rumours until I experience their deviousness myself because sometimes, words get twisted along the way don’t they? I’ve always kept silent about misgivings. I really just want to believe in the essence of goodness in everyone. That’s how I’ve always thought and believed, but I think it’s time to stop it because I’ve been disappointed too many times. Friends who choose not to be upfront about problems but go behind your back to twist stories instead of getting first-hand facts/explanations from you, friends who pretend to be your good friends verbally but execute no action and simply complain you’re drifting away from them, people who seem to have a thousand masks and you really don’t know which one is the real them, people who get close to you only because you benefit them in some way or another, people who try to live life too much and forget the true meaning of life, people who are too caught up with wealth and fame and are blinded to see the more important things in life, friendships you thought were rooted firmly yet falter at the most insignificant temptation.

I think it’s enough reasons for me to quit my naivety and learn to accept and deal with the real way of life. Perhaps it’s true that we should give people benefit of the doubt, but it is also true that you don’t give out your trust when they haven’t done anything to earn it. And it’s even more true that your graciousness to them sometimes could be a one way track and get exploited. Who’s the one who gets hurt in the end? It’s you. Unfortunately, humans are not as simple and selfless as we wished for them to be. People whom you thought you could rely on sometimes are people who would bite you on your back.

“Don’t mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.”

It’s not that I’m unaware, but because I had chosen to look past it. Sometimes giving someone a second chance is like giving them an extra bullet for their gun because they missed you the first time. And from now, I don’t wanna spare those bullets anymore. Goodnight.



October 14, 2013
3rd day was a chill day for us cos I booked a……..7 hours spa session for us beforehand! Longest spa session of my life hahah.
Rose and shone for breakfast in bed with my susulan.

Started my day with Jonah’s milkshake again! And decided to rewear OSF’s floral cut in dress to hit the beach since I only wore it out for a quick dinner the night before!

DANIEL IN THE MINION T-SHIRT I BOUGHT!!!!! 😀 hahah so happy that he wore it out ok! I thought he was just gonna wear it to sleep. Thanks for being gay for me ^^

So we went to the white beach again to enjoy the morning sun and to shoot…JUICESEA 6!!! Yessss, you didn’t hear wrong! Juicesea 6 design is out and I’ll be launching it in November. Super glad I could do the shoot in Boracay. Thank you Daniel for helping me shoot and for being super duper patient. 
*flying kisses for you*

I always like to do dangerous/thrilling stuff, and all the more I won’t mind doing it for JUICESEA if the pictures are gonna be nicer. So this time I suggested that I shoot on the sharp-edged rock under strong current. The currents in Boracay were really strong during the period we went so it’s not advisable to swim out far or go near the rocks cos the currents might push you to the rocks and you’ll end up injuring yourself. BUT COURAGE, SOPHIA, COURAGE!!!

Daniel was damn worried for my safety and was also damn scared he would drop my camera into the sea but I told him, just do it. Just put away all worries and shoot. Hahah I was secretly very worried he would lose his balance due to the current and drop my 2 weeks’ old camera but I know I had to show him I trusted him so he would be more confident. My ass was also very painful from lying against the rock cos it was damn pokey. Had a very hard time trying to stand firmly against the current and pose relaxingly also hahah. Glad the photos turned out great (:
A few people also walked towards our “mini rock shoot” and started taking pictures of us with their own camera. Lol they must be thinking, these two crazy people don’t want to live anymore. #anythingforjuicesea

Walked past this guy who got buried till his neck. He looked like an alien haha.
Went back to our hotel to wash up and headed to Bella Isa Spa at Boat Station 3 for our spa session!

Greeted by this cute sign outside Bella Isa!
We took up the King and Queen spa package which consists of body scrub, body massage, facial, hair spa, foot massage, pedicure and the most special parts of the spa package were sunset sailing and candlelight dinner. I read a lot of good reviews prior to the trip and thought it would be a really pleasant and unique experience to watch the sunset on a paraw-sail boat with Daniel and complete the night with a complimentary candlelight dinner so I took it without much hesitation.
For those who are interested, it’s about SGD$400 per couple. 
I was amazed when they offered photography services during the spa and that the photos would be sent to my email within a week (:
After we were done pampering ourselves with all the massages and what not, they led us out to the beach for sunset sailing!

Too bad we couldn’t bring the camera up on the sail boat but it was such a beautiful experience. It’s one of the most memorable experiences of the trip and I love paraw-sailing to bits! Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to catch the sunset but it was still a wonderful ride. It felt great to be out in the vast ocean without sitting inside a boat but instead just on a netting attached to the boat.
Went back thereafter to wash up for our dinner provided by Blue Mango Restaurant!

Our little corner on the beach.

Sorry I was too hungry to take nice food pictures heh.

Overall it was a pampering experience. However, Daniel and I expected something more honeymoon-ish but this spa package was more focused on pampering us so we don’t really agree that the $400 was very well worth it :/ 
Before I end this post, I just wanna say..
Happy 4 years anniversary to us. It was this day(tomorrow) 4 years ago that you told me how you felt about me, about us. Thank you for the letting me into your life cos it’s truly a life-changing moment for me. I’ve already told you how I feel about you and us now, so I won’t be long-winded here but I want you to know I’m extremely thankful and happy for you and for the changes you made to make this relationship work better. This love is magic cos even after 4 years, I still fall in love with you over and over again.



October 11, 2013
Here’s the long awaited post that you girls have been asking for. Actually not very long, I’ve only been back for less than a week but cos y’all keep pressurizing me on so I feel the need to blog it ASAP!!!
I’m gonna try to be as detailed as possible so y’all can get a full taste of my trip. YEAP FOR YOU TO BE JEALOUS @ MAX LEVEL HAHAHA.
As y’all know, this trip was planned for Daniel’s 21st birthday. He’s gonna be away for 3 weeks during his birthday and I couldn’t find a better way to celebrate it with him but to bring him to Boracay. Boracay is also on my bucket list for this year so I’m super happy to have it ticked off. 
Outfit : 
Top – own
Bottoms – Brooklyn pants by
Premium Alexandria nude studded bag –
Blue sandals – Zara
Green luggage – Mum’s

11.30am flight!
We took Tiger Airways there. I jumped at the promo flight price of 220$ per pax one month prior to the trip. Tiger just launched new flight route to Boracay so there was a promotion. I think usual price should be around $300 – $400? The flight from Singapore to Kalibo Airport is approximately 3.5 hours. From Kalibo airport, you need to take a 2 hours bus ride to Caticlan jetty port, 15 mins ferry ride to Boracay island and then 5-15 mins hotel shuttle van depending which hotel you’re staying at.
You can purchase a return land+ferry transfer ticket for 1000 peso (approx SGD$30) on the plane.
View from the plane entering Philippines.
After 3.5 hours of uncomfortable plane ride (I really dread taking Tiger), we finally arrived Kalibo airport which was….a really really basic airport. Then we boarded our big bus for another 2 hours ride. YAWNS*
We finally arrived at our hotel at 7.30pm and we obviously were damn tired and sian, especially since we couldn’t see how exactly the beach and sea look like cos it was SUPER dark already. Nightfall is slightly earlier in Boracay. 6pm there and it’s all dark already! Checked into your hotel, Shore Time Hotel which is located at Boat Station 1 of the White Beach.
Shore Time hotel wasn’t our first choice but cos we booked the hotel rather last minute so we didn’t have much of a choice. But it was very comfortable for our 3 nights there. It was about 110$ per night for the beach pad room. It’s located a few steps away from the beach so it was really convenient. Jonah’s milkshake (famous milkshake shop) is a few shops away so thumbs up for the convenience. Service was so-so, room is very clean but small. There are many other better choices if you’re planning to book a hotel in Boracay, but just remember to book it early to secure a good hotel. 
Bear in mind that hotels in Boracay are not very cheap. For a nice boutique standard hotel room, be prepared to pay $120 – $200 per night. And $200 – $400 per night for international standards. It varies with the season too.
Headed out to explore a bit and had dinner after resting!
HUGE ASS COCONUT THAT’S WAY BIGGER THAN MY HEAD!!!…and it sucked. Hahaha I really was looking forward to having nice coconuts there cos I love coconuts and I always thought that beach coconuts are damn good. BUT NOPE, YOU FAILED ME ON THIS BORACAY! It was gross I didn’t even touch it after this picture hahahaha.
Didn’t really do much on our first night cos we were damn tired so headed back to the hotel to sleep after dinner.

We woke up at 8am and ran out to see how Boracay white beach looks like and this was what greeted us…
I swear we both just went like “OMG THIS IS DAMN NICE OMG THIS IS DAMN DAMN DAMN NICE LOOK AT THE WATER OMG” 10x. I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures but the water is really really crystal clear and you can just see sections of the sea in different shades of blue and green. I just want to go back now while typing this…
Ugly picture of me but no time for ugly pics. Any picture in Boracay is precious hahah.
We had this for 3 mornings straight :/
Breakfast by the sea every morning. I just love it….
Breakfast outfit : 
Colorsplash bralet (will be blogging a separate post on this soon) –
Crochet hem white shorts –
Pink sandals –
Especially love the fit of the bralet cos it was just perfect for me, and love how the white shorts blend in so well with the picturesque beach. Super comfortable pink sandals which accompanied my tired feet the whole trip (:
Changed out of the outfit cos our initial plan of cliff diving got changed to other watersports (:
Before watersports, we explored boat station 1 on our own first after breakfast. Did y’all know that white beach at Boracay won the “best beach in the world” in 2012???? And I’m just so honoured to be able to experience and see for myself.
Knitted crop top from !!
Look at this boy who couldn’t contain his excitement hahaha
I read a lot about it before I flew to Boracay. Reviews made it sound orgasmic so I couldn’t wait to try. Also, I was thinking, just how good can milkshakes get right? 
Granted, the milkshakes are really good. But orgasmic? Mmm I have my reservations on that haha. 
Still, I had it almost everyday (:
One of my favorite pictures of us (: I love you susu.
Time to swim and get lost in the water!
I don’t actually know of many girls who venture out into the sea when they go on beach holidays and that’s something I don’t get. I just wanna immerse myself into that endless vast ocean FOREVER. I wanna go far out to the borderless water!! Screw being fair already. I would still prefer to be fair but I don’t wanna waste such a beautiful ocean and beach just to be fair so heck it.
 Thank God for like-minded Daniel cos we just love going far out (couldn’t go too far in Boracay cos it was high tide and I learned my lesson from almost drowning in Bali last year hahah). It felt so good just crashing those waves.
Super cheap beer and pina colada!
Oceanic pedi by Milly’s! 
Pity there were a lot of weeds on the beach cos it was high tide but it got lesser over the days.
Our hotel!
On the tuktuk to Bulabog beach for our watersports!
We picked helmet diving and fly fish! Both for $15 per person per sport.
They provided underwater photo and video taking so it was really well worth the price. However, we look super chui in the pictures cos we were too damn caught up being underwater. I think these are the ugliest pictures of myself I’m EVER gonna post up.
#whosthatmonsterontheleft #me
Look mum I touched a starfish!!!!!!
I couldn’t bring my camera for fly fish so I took a few photos off Google to give you a rough idea how it’s like.
Basically we gotta hold on tight for our dear lives while the “fly fish” flies together with the speedboat. We capsized a lot of times, and it was really thrilling BUT I LOVE IT!!
Headed back to the hotel to wash up and took a tuktuk out for dinner at Mama’s restaurant!
Highly raved European food on tripadvisor!
Very yummy chicken soup!
Hungarian sausages for Daniel!
Rolled chicken breast meat with ham and cheese for me!
The first thing we were greeted by upon entering was two complimentary shots of jagermeister. WHUTTTTT??? That’s how the europeans roll. We felt so awful cos the shot was pretty strong, and I’m one hell of a weak drinker.
Went for foot massage by the beach for $10/hour before heading back to the hotel.
That’s about our Day 1 and 2!! Writing this blog post brings back so much beautiful memories already though I was only there a week ago! Will be back with part 2 and a video soon (: