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7 Things I’ve learnt Being A Cat Mom

If you had read my 2018 in a nutshell post previously, you would know that I’ve became a Cat Mom since last September. Nearly 6 months into having my own cat at home. Here’s some of the things that I’ve learnt being a cat mom.

1.Mesh your gates and windows!

Cats are born to be escape artists. Somehow there’s just something out of those gates that they are attracted to as compare to the safe home filled with food and water we have created for them. My silly cat especially will wait at the gate for any chance to slip out. She even ran out of the window once! So mesh those windows, Cat moms! Especially if you live in Yishun like me.

2. Sterilize your cats

That’s Coco’s uterus. It’s also enlarged cause she’s in heat as we all suspected.

My cat is a female cat. And when female cats are in heat, they meow all night long. Note, it’s all night long. It’s noisy and it affects sleep in the house. And they tend to pee out of their litter box to mark their territory. So as a responsible cat mom, you have to spay them. Sterilized cats have least health problems anyways.

3. Play with your cats

When I first brought Coco home, I had to leave for my 2 weeks Tokyo Solo Trip soon after. I had no time to bond with her and I do realized that she’s closer to my elder brothers who helped looked after her while I was away. But as I’ve spent more time with her after my trip, I realized that she knows and will come chill beside me on my bed. She only lies on top of me also and not my brothers. Cats know, they know who treats them well and will reciprocate.

4. Cat moms comes with scratches

This was a cat bite though but you get the gist.

I’m pretty fair. And a lot of people have already told me that it’s a pity that my fair arms are filled with scratches now. Thought most of the scratches are from my brother’s cat and not mine. Sometimes they will scratch you unintentionally too when their claws gets a little too long. So just remember to trim and you won’t end up with too deep scratches.

5. I’m a crazy Cat Mom

Taking thousands of photos of my cat in all different angles. Even setting up an Instagram account for my cat. Follow her @cocodeneko. Sometimes just grabbing my cat off her resting place and carry her in my arms like a baby. Hugging and squeezing her when I feel like it. Tell me these are not acts of a crazy cat mom. Lol.

6. Cats should be kept indoors

Chilling at the coffee shop

I sometimes chill with my brothers at the coffee shop nearby and I will put my cat in the grocery trolley and bring her down. Many a times she tried to escape, with my brothers chasing after her. Sometimes I bring her to the playground at night to run around a bit. Because the older cat at home will attack her at sight, she’s usually kept in my dad’s room. So I thought it’s nice to bring her out sometimes. But no, they should be kept indoors. Her most recent vet visit return with her having fur mites and also ear infection. All this she probably got when she’s on an outdoor excursion. So keep those kitties indoors. Keeps them away from crazy cat murderers also.

7. I love being a Cat mom!

Just how cute she is! <3

I love my cat. I love the fact that I’m a cat mom. Seeing my cat when I’m home makes me happy. My cat sparks joy. I’m a happy cat mom or the actual truth, I’m a happy cat slave! 😛

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Durian Delivery Right To Your Doorstep!

It’s the Durian season!!! Who’s a fan of Durians here?

Durian Delivery Singapore

With things going digital nowadays, there’s no need to go to Geylang, Balestier, Toa Payoh or where ever to have your Durian fix!

Durian Delivery Singapore

Durian Delivery Singapore brings you fresh Durians straight from the plantation in Malaysia, pack them into boxes on the same day and deliver right to your doorstep! So you can enjoy the King of Fruits within the comfort of your own home!

Royal MSW a.k.a Old Tree MSW 

I’m sure many of you are very familiar with the Mao Shan Wang variety of the Durian. And before Durian Delivery, I thought that Mao Shan Wang is about the best of Durians you can get but they have something even better! The Royal Mao Shan Wang which are harvested from old Mao Shan Wang trees, giving the fruit deeper flavors.

Soft Creamy Durian from Durian Delivery

I was sent the two varieties and was thinking in my heart, really got difference meh? Or is it just a marketing gimmick, especially since the Royal MSW variety is slightly higher in price. I tried both, and immediately decided to keep the Royal MSW to myself and shared the regular MSW with my Father, who’s like a Durian Connoisseur. 😛

But even the regular MSW from Durian Delivery garner pretty high ratings from my Father. My brother brought home some MSW from another Durian stall and it’s good but not as rich in flavor as those from Durian Delivery and the flesh is also not as soft.

But I really recommend the Royal MSW, it’s so rich in taste and just the right amount of bitter to sweet ratio! And as it’s delivered fresh right to your doorstep, it’s really soft and creamy and aromatic! You can smell the nice aroma the moment you peel off the plastic!

And I must say the price range from Durian Delivery Singapore is very reasonable! One box of 400g(de-husked) of Royal MSW is only $29.90! (The above image is what you get in one box of 400g! Very worth it right!)

Did I also mentioned that both variants of the MSW have got really thin seeds? So you really get a lot of flesh to dig into!

Get your Durians from Durian Delivery Singapore today! I’m definitely going to get my Durian fix from them in future!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Hand Bouquet By Floral Garage Singapore

Online Florists on the bloom

Flowers is a great choice of gift for many occasions. Be it celebrations, or just sending flowers to a significant someone to make their day.

With technology these days, you no longer have to head to the florist physically to get the flowers. With many online florists available, sending flowers is as easy as a click of the button. And you don’t have to worry about last minute flower purchase as you can plan ahead and place an order in advance with online florists.

Lovely Blooms by Florist Garage Singapore

Florist Garage have recently sent me a surprise hand bouquet and even though I was expecting a flower delivery, I still got a pleasant surprise as they sent me my favorite Daisies! Plus, receiving flowers is always a mood brightener. Well, unless someone send you a bouquet of Chrysanthemum. 😛 (You’ll get my joke if you understand the Chinese culture.)

giselle floral garage

This bouquet named Giselle, is one of the popular bouquets at Floral Garage. It’s such a lovely bouquet of pink and white Gerberas (a type of daisy) and is a great alternative to the usual roses. I was inspired by the bouquet that I created a makeup look based on the colors of the lovely blooms that week.

makeup look inspired by giselle from floral garage

 

But if you prefer roses with the same bouquet style, they provide alternatives too!

For an example this bouquet called Spirited Away that is actually recommended as an alternative to Giselle for something similar but with Roses. It’s also cheaper depending on the number of roses.

floral garage spirited away

Floral Garage Subscription

Have you heard of a flower subscription? This is my first time hearing about it and I do find it very useful especially when you have multiple occasions coming up within the next week months. You can plan ahead for monthly or weekly deliveries or according to the special dates coming up. And you can either choose from the bouquets on site, ask for customization or leave it to the team at Floral Garage to surprise your loved ones! You can also sign up for a subscription yourself if you love flowers and enjoy receiving flowers on a regular basis. You don’t have to tell anyone that you’re the one sending flowers to yourself! 😛

So now you know where to go when you need to order a lovely bouquet of flowers for that special occasion.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Lazada Birthday Festival 2018

Lazada X Beautiful.Me Box

It’s Lazada 6th Birthday and they are back with their surprise boxes! Get branded surprise boxes worth up to $100 for just $29!

During the sale from 24th to 26th April, expect up to 90% off and more than 600 flash deals on site!

There are also 4 exclusive premium beauty boxes that worth $100 going at $50!

I’ve received the Beautiful.Me surprise box and the items are definitely worth the $29!

This bottle of Blackmores Fish Oil mini caps is definitely worth more than that and this is just 1 out of the 5 items I’ve received in the box! Trust me, you will want to grab the surprise boxes!

Voucher Code: LAZPARTYNC6

If you’re new to Lazada, the above code gets you 18% off, capped at $6. It’s only valid from 24th to 26th April, 2018 and for the first 100 new customers only! So fastest fingers first!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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First Tattoo

Inked – Rose, Star chain, ‘Have Faith’

Some might think it’s an impulse. Considering the timeline when I announced that I wanted to get inked was around the time when I ended my relationship. But have faith in me, that’s definitely not the reason.

The Star

I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo for a long time. And I know I wanted to have the Star of David inked. Not because of the actual meaning behind it, but simply because that’s the very first star I learnt how to draw as a kid. It have always hold a special place in me and I even have the charm of it on my Pandora bracelet. Mind you, each charm on my bracelet have got a meaning to it.

Have Faith.

This is something I always tell myself when I’m facing a hurdle. And I feel that it’s a good constant reminder for myself. To have faith and strive on. For when a door is closed on you, there will be a window opened somewhere.

The Rose with Thorns

The beautiful red rose, looking vulnerable to humans wanting to pick it. But if one is not careful, you will get hurt by the thorns that protect these roses.

It’s a flower that resonate well with me. A Rose with thorns. Being nice all the time, doesn’t mean I don’t bite when I’m not being treated properly. Never ever let myself be taken for granted.

Searching for the right artist

Everyone have a different way of art and every artist portray art differently. Instead of google, I took to Instagram for my tattoo artist hunt. Looking through various artist works, before landing my eyes on a particular style and design. I think I was pretty lucky, cause I managed to find one that I like pretty quickly. Plus points when the artist also owns a cat. 😀

The Tattoo Experience

Now after all the prep work including discussing and finalizing the design with the artist. The next thing is to prep yourself mentally for any pain that is to come during the inking process. To my pleasant surprise, it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it will and the whole process was faster then I thought! But then again, mine was a small piece. It hurts a little in the initial part when the needle goes certain way into the skin, like an ant bite sort of by those big ants. But after that it’s fine.

Healing of the tattoo was about a week. Just got to endure the itch and the temptation to scratch and make sure to moisturize well.

I really like my first tattoo, which is everything I want. And I’m actually thinking of getting a second already. But it won’t be that soon, till I find something else meaningful to be added to my skin permanently.

XOXO,

Joyce.Forensia

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