I woke up before six am (again?!) and couldn't get to sleep, so here I am, "cheating" by turning my phone clock back to Friday so I can update on the "right" day.. 🙊
Despite all the crummy stuff I said on Thursday, I still spent Friday eating and eating away hahaha. #ideservetobefat
In my defense, this session at Audacious Cakery was in the works weeks and weeks ago! Though that doesn't excuse the rest of my meals (Arnold's fried chicken, CP ban mian for lunch, Geylang beef hor fun, curry rice and hokkien mee for dinner)
I love food too much! But what I love more is good food with even better company? Can't resist that man. Besides, it's Friday!
I hate it when people use #YOLO to justify whatever rubbish. If #YOLO, then you jolly well do it well mah it's not like some 免死金牌 ya. I think #YOLO applies more to stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing things that you normally wouldn't do, because you only live once, if not now, never!
But come on I eat every single day so I'm not gonna justify my pigging out by saying #YOLO.
Tea time at The Audacious Cakery! 🍰🍴🍵
If there's one good piece of advice for aspiring cafe-owners out there, apart from serving good food and all that, my hugest piece of advice is…
Make sure your food presentation is Instagram-worthy. 📷✨
Having pretty and drool-some looking food: confirm half the battle won! It helps if the interior decor is gorgeous too.
And forget about simi ambience and dim lighting.. It's all about GOOD, BRIGHT (preferably huge windows with sunlight streaming in) lighting for optimal photo taking conditions!
I had to drag YZ out for this date, cos he's been like working nonstop! I think it's good lah. But he needs to appear more on my blog and Instagram! Later people think we break up liao or something. (There was once I kept getting random people asking me on formspring if YZ and I were still together and all that. Tsk)
So anyway, at Audacious Cakery,
Pretty cakes ✔️
Nice bright light during day time ✔️
Photogenic table ✔️
Pretty much got it covered!
I really loved some of the cakes/desserts, but will have a more detailed blog post with my full review ok?
My top picks: lemon meringue tart, strawberry shortcake, matcha cupcake! 😋😋😋
I asked Jess @shiberty along too! The three of us plus Nic who does the marketing and PR for Audacious Cakery devoured like.. Ten cakes. (Actually eleven)
I like it that the cakes come in little mini forms cos I can have variety and taste many different flavours! Variety is the spice of life.
A nice place to go to for cakes if you're in the area. Best for small groups, max up to four people because it's pretty tiny!
Posted this on Instagram with a nice quote and caption:
Because all my friends are very cute.
Everyone was very concerned after reading my emo Dayre post yesterday and some texted me to make me feel better, and when I stepped into my supplier's just now to pass them cakes I got for them from Audacious, my girlfriends all came to hug me and comfort me!
Like cell group like that 😂 Awww!!
But I can feel their sincerity and love one. ❤️
People who are attracted to you because of your pretty face and nice body won't be by your side forever. But the people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.
So about the quote: you know I hardly do all these *insert quote and act wise* kind of stuff but I totally feel this quote!!
Next time I feel sucky about myself, I'll just have to remind myself again that I'm beautiful on the inside (this sounds damn corny but ok) AND also outside. Beauty is in imperfection yah! *自我安慰*
And all my friends are like "You just need to stop hanging out with bloggers all the time. Hang out with us more." LOL I'm sorry but this holds some truth to it.
My really close blogger friends aside, (I mean, not that I'm not envious of them at times, but I'm really comfortable with them and I know they don't judge me and I don't have to act perfect in front of them) sometimes when you see how perfect and amazing all these people are portraying themselves on Instagram and blogs and social media and what not, it's really difficult not to start looking at your self and your life, and making unfair comparisons against all these "perfect" beings out there.
It's also known as "Insta-envy", and this can be really, really toxic.
I love social media to pieces, and I adore sharing on social media, but it's the truth; everyone will always showcase the best part of themselves and their lives for public appreciation, cos that's how things work.
Eat pretty cake, post on Instagram. Take pretty photo, post on Instagram. Aiya you know what I mean. And I'm like that too!
Just remind yourself once awhile that no one is perfect. Everyone's life looks better on social media.
Like YZ and I are perfect couple 101 in this shot. But noooo, we also argue and quarrel sometimes, I always fart in his presence and he always needs reminders from me to trim his nostril hair.
What you see is NOT what you get.
A super chio effortless OOTD probably took 1000 shots (like what @tippytap always says haha). A tableful of beauty products sent to my doorstep looks gorgeous, but you dunno man, doing beauty reviews can be a bitch! Put on makeup just to take photo and write review, then wash off.
Face look super flawless on instagram, but you know it's all 美图秀秀 and 1000 different photo filters and apps.
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
Like for instance I really want to sleep now cos I need to teach at 12 and after that I have event in the afternoon and dinner party at night and I need more sleep but I'm here waxing lyrical on Dayre…
All I want to say is!
My friends are right! I need to stop comparing myself with others out there and instead GET A LIFE, spending real quality time with friends I love, being happy doing what I enjoy and focusing on what really matters!
Technology was invented to connect people. Let's stop comparing and start connecting.