A slice of Bali

We went to Bali in May for J’s birthday and also to check on our wedding preps. Our planner took us around to our shortlisted venues so we could finalise where we’d like to hold the chapel and dinner reception. Thankfully all that’s settled now! It was a tiring 4 days but we managed to squeeze in some time for fun activities!

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Meet our camel! His name is Genghis! It was my first time on a camel and I’ve to say I was surprised there were camels in Bali!

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I’ll miss you Genghis! Take care!

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We also took the opportunity to have some shots taken for our Pre-Wedding album. Not too pleased with the results though. Oh well!

For J’s birthday dinner, we went to il Ristorante at the amazing Bvlgari Resort and had the Degustation menu. Delicious! Too full to walk when we were done.
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Wedding at the edge of the earth

Wedding at the edge of the earth

4 months to go, I’m so nervous!

Finally sinking in!

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September 13, 2013 · 12:32 am

We’ll always have Paris…

We'll always have Paris...

One of the shots from our Paris shoot

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September 13, 2013 · 12:22 am

CNY Outfits

A big part of visiting that really interests everyone is seeing what everyone else is dressed in. As a child and even when I was a teenager, I loved Chinese New Year and getting all dolled up with my sis! After our grandmother passed away in June 2009 however, it’s not been the same and we haven’t been as excited.:/ With the oldest member of your family not around, it just doesn’t feel completely like CNY.

Here are some of my outfits for this year’s celebrations. My lucky colours for the year are black, blue and green! What about yours?

Something simple for reunion dinner

Something simple for reunion dinner

Bright and sunny!

Bright and sunny!

With the boy on Day 2

With the boy on Day 2

More blue on Day 3

More blue on Day 3

LBD on Day 4

LBD on Day 4

Once again, best wishes for the Lunar New Year and hope you had a great time with your family and friends.

 

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2013, CNY, V Day, time flies!

It’s been more than a year since I touched this space! Undoubtedly due to my burgeoning Instagram addiction! It’s wonderful to just be able to share photos with friends without needing to post too much text. Highly convenient that it’s on my phone too.😉

However, now that we’re in 2013, I’ve set some new and striving to keep ’em resolutions, which include writing for leisure. I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed writing now that my work consists of it. So, you’ll see and read more of me here!

I’d also like to wish everyone a very Happy Lunar New Year, I hope you’ve stuffed yourselves as much as I did visiting my relatives and friends. It’s also a day after Valentine’s Day and I hope you spent it with your loved one or special friend.

2013 heralds a new beginning for me and I’ve got some new projects in the pipeline and will share them with you as they slowly but hopefully surely, come to fruition!

xx,

Gi

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Million dollar wedding

I’ve always wondered what a million dollar wedding would be like. In fact, make that millionsss of dollars. Haha! I was in HK for a short trip at the end of October to celebrate Coco’s wedding to Bruce. Coco is a fantastic performer and an awesome person! It was a great experience to be at the wedding! My date at the wedding was my darling Shifu Rick! He’s Coco’s longtime buddy and he was soooo excited for her!

Personalised chocolates win big!

I loved the attention paid to every detail! We had luggage tags b4 our trip to aid logistics at the airport where we were picked up by a buggy right outside the plane and sent to immigration while a steward collected our luggage for us. We were quickly whisked to a waiting limo and taken to our hotel – the swanky Ritz Carlton! There’s nothing quite like the Ritz. Brand new with a lobby on the 103rd floor, the staff and crew of the hotel were impeccable. We really couldn’t ask for more. 2 thumbs up! I’m definitely gonna steal some tips for my own wedding w/o the million dollar budget of course!

The hotel

 

Chilling at the VIP lounge

Hello, we're on the 116th floor

At the highest club in HK - OZONE

We had so much fun throughout the 2 days of celebrations. Endless performances by Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Neyo and Black Eyed Peas kept us entertained and dancing through the night in our stilettos. Luminous did a great job with the event planning and management. Hair & makeup services were arranged for all the ladies and the hospitality team was on call 24hrs to attend to our every need. Great tips learnt for an overseas wedding. I will keep all these in mind. Haha!

Coco welcomes us in every room - on the cover of Prestige!

Getting my hair done in my bathroom

 

All done!

Beautiful sunset solemnisation on top of the world

Waiting for the ceremony to start

Surprise No 1: Bruno Mar sings the walk in song!!!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Rockowitz!

Onto to the ballroom for the rest of the evening! One of the most beautifully decorated ballroom I’ve ever seen in my life, there were crystals and bling bling everywhere – the DJ booth, the stage, the table settings and the chandelier of course!

 

The wonderful table setting

DJ booth!

I loved how we had a variety of food for each course! I was especially happy for the dessert course cuz I had 6 desserts to sample! Delicious!

Antipasti

Primi

 

Secondi

Dolci!

The mini wedding cake! I love!!

 

And the performers were…

The one & only Alicia Keys!!!

Empire State of Mind!

The couple share their first dance as husband & wife!

Happy family on stage with Alicia Keys!

The night ended with the ultra-slick and very cool…

NEYO!!

Some of the guests were like ‘That must be Usher or will.i.am!’ I was like ‘huh?!?!? that’s for sure Ne-yo!!!’ Hahaha! We had so much fun singing and dancing along and nobody wanted the night to end! Alas, we retreated for the night to prepare for the party at the famed Shaw Studios the night after! That’ll be in the next post.🙂

All dressed up and ready to eat!

 

 

 

 

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September Mania!

I have been MIA for ages! Work, travel and the boy has kept me away from spending some leisurely time to update this space. Haha!

A lovely hand bouquet of lilies from the boy to Luci to welcome her!

September was a wonderful month as every September every year usually is! Besides turning a year older in the company of family and friends, September was great for work too!🙂 I had, hands down, the best birthday cake ever! The boy specially planned it as a surprise for me and worked with a lovely baker to create the perfect cake! I was so touched when I saw it! PERFECTION! It didn’t just look good, it tasted fabulous too!

My giant macaroon birthday cake for the family!

Could not bear to cut my beloved cake!😦

Soooo sweet!

My Lucia stayed for 2 weeks and we went to Shanghai for a short vacation where we lived with Gen and had a blast just shopping and dining. It was great to see Gen again and Shanghai’s really dynamic, bustling and full of activity. It was like non-stop action for us. Unfortunately, we fell ill on the last day and the flight back was very sombre, by our standards!

6 blisters on Lucia's feet!Happy birthday to me!

Lucia will be visiting us in Paris so I can’t wait to catch up with her again and continue our little adventure around the world! We have now been to Shenzhen, HK, Singapore, Bangkok, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Slovakia and Shanghai together! That’s a record!

Welcome to the 'Hai!

My golden bounty birthday present from Lucia! Handmade in pure gold!🙂 All the way from Prague!

Waiting to board

Thank you Sweetheart!

Isn't she gorgeous? Love love this girl!

37 days to Paris! Tick tock tick tock!

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