GUESS Girl Singapore Search
29 July 2015
Double-Knit Pointelle Dress c/o GUESS
I remember spending so many nights throughout my teenage years on google, keeping a look out for modelling auditions and castings, hoping for a chance and a shot at getting into the modelling and fashion industry. It wasn’t easy, especially when I knew exactly what kind of modelling competition I wanted to be in. And I’m pretty sure many of you girls (or your girlfriend/s) out there are going through the same thing. Well, here’s something for you.
For the first time, GUESS is holding a GUESS Girl Search in Singapore. The GUESS Girl Search started in North America and Japan in 2013, and spanned across to China in 2014. This year, they are holding a search in South East Asia so it is a pretty huge deal if you can make it. I mean, if under a different circumstances, I would totally give this a try. Who wouldn’t want to be the face of GUESS??!
You can either submit your photos online at www.GUESSGirl.com from 1 July – 16 Aug OR head down to the recruitment roadshow on 1 Aug (this Saturday) from 11am – 3pm at Ion Sky Level 56. I’d suggest going down to the roadshow if you can make it because you will get professional photos taken by them and they will do final hair & make up touches for you prior to the audition shoot. And good photos are very important! Not to mention, the first 150 signups will also get to receive a goodie bag.
Fitting top and jeans/mini skirt ensemble, high heels & some light make up.
What happens next?
Top 40 hopefuls will be selected, followed by a screening process by the judges. Top 15 will be announced on the 28 Aug and this is when the public will be allowed to vote for their favourite GUESS Girl from 28 Aug – 13 Sep.
If you’re keen to give modelling a shot, this might just be your chance. I hesitated before and I lost my chance at a couple of auditions because I felt that I wasn’t good enough but really, that was just me finding excuses because I was scared. If you are not going to take the first step and give it a try, you will never know. Never stop chasing your dreams, girls.
I can’t wait to you girls during finals! Goodluck!
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3 DAYS IN HONG KONG
20 July 2015
Okay, so when I said Hong Kong will be a country that I will always return to despite all that insane amount of walking and cursing and intolerable summer heat, I meant it. The first time I visited HK was when I was 17 or 18. I was blown away by the architectures, the shopping and of course, the food. I had the most amazing cable car ride up to Ocean Park and conquered the theme park under the ridiculously hot sun. I visited Disneyland and met Mickey, Cinderella and Duffy up close who all spoke in Cantonese.
Anyway, so when Skyscanner and Hong Kong Tourism Board approached me and proposed a trip to HK, I was quite glad. Afterall, I was already planning for a short trip back this year so this offer came at a good time!
For this summer only, visit the Hong Kong Summer Fun Booth upon arrival at the airport to redeem a free gift, including a Free 7-day wifi pass! I got a ticket to Lantau island but unfortunately did not have enough time to squeeze that activity in :(
When choosing an area to stay in HK, I would personally suggest Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Jordan, Causeway Bay and Central. These are the places you will travel to the most, where most restaurants and cafes will be at too! I stayed at Mira Moon, located at Causeway Bay during this trip and I must say this hotel is extremely comfortable and the service is applaudable. Just look at that toilet!!!!
Nothing beats having a bowl of delicious, piping hot beef brisket + wanton soup. Add noodles if you like! Mak’s noodles is highly recommended by our friends and on the internet so of course we had to try! So was it really that good? Hell yes. Beef & briskets were tender, wanton were filled with crunchy shrimps and the soup was fragrant but a tad salty IMO. I heard they opened a branch here in SG too, anyone tried it yet?
Breakfast buffet at Mira Moon. Their scrambled eggs with caviar was good, and so were their croissants. I did not try any but I remember Fiona was crazy over them. Heh.
Obsessed with this leather cross-back number from Hyphen!!!!
I have always dream of taking a ride in those cute coloured trams ever since my first trip in HK. But have no idea where do they go to and stuffs. Anyone want to fill me in on that?
I love huge windows!!!! Can’t stand hotel rooms with tiny windows… or worse still, no windows at all. I just don’t understand. I mean, no windows…. Why?! Wearing Neonmello cut-in peplum.
Fiona and I loved the breakfast at Mira Moon so much, we decided to have it again the next day. Yum!
I love just sitting by the edge and watching the ships go by. The view, the ocean breeze, and sound of the crashing waves… Would love to have that right now.
Lunch was at The Landmark Cafe. I heard raved reviews about their cream lobster pasta but I mistook that and ordered the tomato-base one. Yup, things Francesca do. This was not the best tomato lobster pasta I have had but it was not too shabby. Try the cream version when you are there! Landmark cafe located at Central is the perfect place to dine at with your girlfriends if you don’t mind spending a bit more.
Other than the trams, I have always wanted to try taking their mini buses as well. From what I have watched in TVB dramas, these buses run around a particular area in a specific route but there are actually no specific bus stops and you have to tell the bus driver when you want to get off. Right? Or have I been watching the wrong thing all these while? Wearing a 2-piece (pink!!!) set from Neonmello. Why is it so hard for everyone to believe that I actually really like this pink set? I do like pink okay, guys.
One thing I love most about HK is their street food! This intestines is my absolute favourite! Followed by the cold packet noodles where you can mix and match your ingredients such as chicken liver, eggs, sausages, octopus etc (cold noodles can be found on the first level of Argyle Centre in Mongkok), 鸡蛋仔 (egglets) and stinky tofu!
And of course, how can I forget about their cha chaan teng. HK’s old school eatery cafe often serves a huge variety of chinese-western fusion food, along with their very popular condensed milk buns, 菠萝包 (pineapple buns), fishball noodles and milk tea!
Dim Sum lunch at The Square located at Exchange Square, Central.
It was a really chill trip this time, all Fiona and I did were eat and walk around without any plans or itinerary on hand because we wanted to truly experience Hong Kong, taking in whatever it has to offer. Hong Kong is a country that is terribly easy to travel around, their train system is pretty straight forward and there are plenty of taxis on the streets should you need one.
Shopping wasn’t one of our priority this trip so we both did not get much but we did spend quite a bit at Sasa, Colour Mix and Bonjour (it’s a huge drugstore selling cosmetics, skin care and daily necessity). I love how you can find almost anything and everything there! But with that being said, shopping in HK can be incredibly enjoyable. And so is eating. In HK, there is no such thing as too much food.
I hope this post will inspire you a little and allow HK to bring you on an adventure be it shopping or food wise. If you need more inspirations and where to go in HK, feel free to look back at my old HK entries. Hopefully I’m able to give you a more general guide in time to come! Nevertheless, thank you Skyscanner & HKTB for sending us to Hong Kong! It was a really nice short getaway that we needed :)