there's no real
love in you
Quiz Galore!
Sunday, February 24, 2008 @ 9:34 PM

Just did some quizzes, and I find them so true.

You Are a Feminine Beauty!

You make any guy feel like a man, simply by standing next to him.

You have a classic womanly appeal - and you've got a look for every occasion.

This doesn't mean that you can't kick back in (designer) jeans and sneakers.

You just prefer to be girly and sweet as often as possible.

You Are 50% Extrovert, 50% Introvert

You're a bit outgoing, a bit reserved

Like most people, you enjoy being social

But you also value the time you have alone

You have struck a good balance!

Your Body Image is 12% Unhealthy, 88% Healthy

You have a great body image. You know that no one looks perfect, and you're happy the way you are.

Also, you don't judge other people on their looks... and it helps them feel better about their own bodies!

You Go For Brains!

You want a guy with a big... brain.

And of course it would be nice if he were a total hottie, but you're not counting on it.

What's on the inside is what counts for you. (Besides, you can always change the outside later!)

You Are Lacy Panties

You're one seductive chica, but you've also got a ton of class.

You are like a pinup girl, with timeless beauty and sexiness.

Men are afraid to talk to you, knowing they'll be addicted to your charm immediately.

Only a true manly man, confident in himself, is your perfect match.

What Your Bathroom Habits Say About You

You are a giving soul. Way too giving in fact. You often get stuck doing the dirty work that no one else will do.

You spend a lot on clothes, and you tend to be a very dresser. However, it's hard for you to throw away trendy clothes when they go out of style.

You have the perfect blend of confidence and class. You're proud of who you are - but you don't broadcast it.

In relationships, you tend to be very romantic and demanding. You'll treat your partner like gold, but you expect a lot in return.


@ 5:17 PM

Sometimes, solitude is good.

Husband? Check.
Friday, February 08, 2008 @ 11:42 PM

Ever made a checklist for the kind of guy you wanted to marry?

I was spring cleaning my room today when I came across a scrap of paper, dog-eared and torn off on one side.

On it was scribbled the qualities I hoped for in my future husband.

I don't remember when I had written it, but it was probably during my late secondary school days.

Here's what it said:

loves me + only me
a deep voice
easy laughter
appreciates sweetness/silliness

Over the years, I had forgotten about my check list and simply just left it in a book which I had read halfway and chucked onto the shelf.

As young girls, we usually hope that our future husband will be someone who is handsome and rich, just like Prince Charming.

But as we grow older, we realise that our expectations have changed, we aren't easily satisfied as before, and we will not go for the temporary stuff like looks. Instead, we prefer our him having values like being trustworthy, mature and loving.

I find that it is harder to satisfy me nowadays. My point of view constantly changes and my expectations increase as I grow older.

I no longer view looks or financial capability as priority. Instead, I treasure character above anything else. It just determines everything. Being good looking or having the extra cash is a bonus though.

And I guess that's a good thing.

@ 1:53 AM

Happy Chinese New Year,
Gong Hei Fatt Choy!

Lil cutie'.

It's the year of the rat!

Oh wells, yet another new year. And I'm another year older.
So not in a hurry to grow older, I kinda enjoy the pace of life that I am in right now.

I think when I grow up and get married, every Chinese New Year I will just go on a relaxing holiday with the Husband so that I can escape the curious questions like, "When are you gonna have kids?" and also avoid having to give hong baos to small kids!

My idea of a relaxing holiday.

HAHA. I'm just like that.

I wouldn't mind cooking a feast though.

Anyway, now that I have the freedom of a teenager -
I'm kinda looking forward to 4 days of collecting hong baos and playing card games.

So not looking forward to stoning at relatives' homes with the occasional Question.

@ 12:50 AM

I don't feel anything.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 6:20 PM

If I could design my own Converse...

It would look like this!

Smart, ain't it?

D-oh. Used the Design-Your-Own-Converse programme on their website.

And so far, my design fetched about USD 60 dollars! Sweet.

Therefore, being bored and really interested in this programme, I decided to play around some more.

Royal Blue Sidelines

I love royal blue and I haven't seen a converse shoe in this colour before. So here it goes!

Royal blue and white just POPS!

A little surprise at the back.

Red Stripes

And that's really all I can think of at this moment.

Somehow my brain juices aren't working much today, must be due to the endless oestrogen-infused Chinese New Year songs playing from the auntie next door.

I am going to eat reunion dinner soon! Yummy.

There's abalone, which I love. I can eat many servings of abalone at one go, and still not get tired of it. Abalone must also be cooked the way I like it, which is braised with fresh shitake mushrooms, sea cucumber and pork.

It simply just melts in your mouth.

I guess my taste-buds are really hard to satisfy, that's why I'm always on the quest to look for and cook better food.

However, my mom's food is still the best!

PS: Someone forgot my birthday.

Monday, February 04, 2008 @ 11:14 PM

Waiting in excitement, but now I'm just...

I was actually waiting in anticipation for Henry's call for these past 6 days, just couldn't wait to hear his voice and listen about what he did during outfield, how many days he actually didn't bathe (being very hygienic he is) and etc.

But tonight, I just received his first call (30 mins ago) and the first thing that I heard was his very sick voice.

When Henry is sick, his usually low voice goes even more lower and croak-ey like.

I could barely even make out what he was saying.

So there I was, saying "Hmmm?" and "Huh?" over every sentence that he tried to say, and he was trying so hard to explain while being sick at the same time.

And instead of feeling really excited and happy all over his call, it just made me feel...

So terrible.

Now I wish he hadn't even called me.

Shucks. Why do you feel so bad when someone whom you care for is sick?

Yeah, I do, unfortunately.

And what is worse, is that there is nothing I can do about it.
Except to wait for him to come back.

Sucks to be sick during CNY.

Friday, February 01, 2008 @ 12:11 AM


Brand new and not worn once,
the ubiquitous boyfriend shirt-dress.

This classic number in royal blue is one of the things every girl needs to have in her wardrobe.

A smart pull-over for a day when you just don't feel like dressing up, this simple shirt can double up as a casual dress simply by ruching a belt at your waist, or wearing it plain with blue jeans and ballet flats.

Keira Knightley and the Boyfriend shirt.

Colour true to this picture.

14"-17" across / pit to pit
27" from top down
Fits UK size 6-12

Product Description:
Button down royal blue cotton shirt dress
Tapered at waist
Elasticised below bust
Rolled sleeves fastener
Bubbled hemline
Made from quality cotton


Bought for $40,
I'm letting go of this lovely new piece for only $27.
Please add $1 for normal mail,
or $3.25 for registered mail.

Meet-ups at MRT stations can be discussed.

Do contact me at if you are interested.

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Hello, I am Jia Xin.
psalm 27:4

my favourite things!
satisfying FOOD, cooking & baking, romantic and funny movies, shopping, going to the beach, Lisa Ono, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin, all that jazz, Bossanova! And just hanging out with the people I love makes me happy :)

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