I want birthday cake like that!!

Posted by Gingerblossom at 9:11 AM

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This is the Sesame Street cake that my friend's son got back home in Singapore...

I want a cake like that too!! It's be perfect if they could make grouchy Oscar and wormy.. Oh oh! and The Count! I *heart* Sesame Street!!

my 2nd other job: tour guide

Posted by Gingerblossom at 8:11 AM

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yup.. that was essentially what I did during a media trip to Shangri-la county. Made sure everyone had enough oxygen bottles, water, kleenex, meals...

What I enjoyed most about this media trip:
1. Getting to know some journalists & my client better.
I really seldom do media work. This was a great chance to talk to the top beauty editorial directors and get to know them on a more personal level. Ditto with the client. Take them out of the office and they're different people. I think the natural beauty and high altitude played a part!
2. Staying at Banyan Tree Ringha
Room can get creepy cos it's so very very BIG. But the place is really so beautiful and peaceful. Staff were also very warm and friendly.

3. Hanging out with my fantastic team
We've gone to 3 different cities in 2 months - dalian, qingdao and now Shangri-la. Each time, we work super hard, then play super hard. In Shangri-la, thanks to the "experiential journey" that we'd designed for media, our team members also got to enjoy the spectacular scenery and some of the best food Shangri-la's old town had to offer. It was nice to be able to have fun as a team for once!

4. Retracing my steps to the places I visited 2 years ago.
It's different seeing this place in summer.. It was already gorgeous when I last saw it in winter. Summer dished up lush greenery interspersed with wild highland flowers in vibrant hues, a dazzling blue sky with clouds handing so low you could imagine touching them..I loved going back up Shika mountain and feeling as if I'm in the clouds.

my other job: adult-sitter

Posted by Gingerblossom at 8:15 AM

Sunday, August 1, 2010

First it was a team of makeup artists, next it's a busload of journalists and colleagues who are convinced they'll faint from the "thin" air in Shangri la, need to be reminded to board buses, need this, need that... I wonder if I'm working in PR or adult kindergarten.