Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wakeboarding with WAKEMUSTERS.

No matter the form, water beckons me. I crave for walks on the beach, underwater adventures and all sorts of water activities there is. Basically, any place with a body of water is a where I want to be in. The deep blue liquid always seems to hold me in a fluid hug and magically draws every bit of negativity out. So naturally, wakeboarding is one of bucket list item.

I don't think many are aware that wakeboarding is available in Singapore, or at least I didn't think it was possible. Fortunately, a friend of mine started his own wakeboarding company, WAKEMUSTERS.

If you're tired of hitting the gym and want something new for a change, wakeboarding is definitely the way to go! It works your core and limbs so much so that I died from muscle aches for the entire week after just a 2 hours session. But I must say, it was one of the best water sports I have ever experienced. That feeling you get when you finally mastered the art of balancing on the board, gliding and cutting through the waters is beyond amazing! And the sunset at Seletar is one not to be missed!

The best part is that lessons are pretty pocket friendly! Ranging from $50-$100 per person, rates are at $150 per hour per boat. Coaching, wakeboarding gears and life jackets are inclusive!

11 Northshore Drive
Marina Country Club
Singapore 828670

Contact: 9048 7060
Instagram: @wakemusters

Photos by Ing
Editing by yours truly

"My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

With love,
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Clarabelle Faith 

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Funfetti ice cream bread.

Ice cream bread. Yes, you read that right! When I first heard of ice cream bread, my mind exploded with all the possibilities -- rocky road, cookies & cream, neapolitan! But I was skeptical. Could an unlikely pair of ice cream and self-rising flour be baked and result in something that resembles a cake? Excited by the novelty of baking ice cream, I gave it a try.

Here's a list of what you'll need:

1 pint of your favourite ice cream
1 1/4 self-rising flour
1 packet of funfetti

Mixing bowl
Loaf pan

Preheat the oven at 175 degrees.
Combine the melted ice cream and self-rising flour and mix them well.
Add the funfetti into the batter.
Line the loaf pan with parchment paper and grease it with butter.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake at 175 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.
Allow the bread to cool before cutting.

And you're all set to dig in! I added another scoop of ice cream to go with the bread 'cause "I've had too much ice cream" said nobody, ever!

Do hop on over to my YouTube channel to check out how my ice cream bread turned out! And don't forget to subscribe if you'd love to see more of such videos!

Photos by Ing
Editing by yours truly

"Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos." -Don Kardong

With love,
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Clarabelle Faith

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Year of the Cheeky Monkey.

15 days of Chinese New Year gone by too fast once again, but long enough for me to have had my fill of love letters, pineapple tarts, chocolates and everything sinful. A full tummy and an even fuller heart getting to spend the festive season with my nearest and dearest. Here's my ever growing clan and I wishing everyone abundant wealth, and most importantly, health in the Year of the Cheeky Monkey!

Photos by Daddy & yours truly
Editing by yours truly

"Every time  you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress." -Charles Kettering

With love,
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Clarabelle Faith

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Year, new hair.

There's something about a new year that has us itching for a change, and nothing is quite as instantly gratifying as a new hairdo. This Chinese New Year I wasn't as gutsy as the last when I chopped off the longest mane I ever had. Instead, I opted for a fresh coat of colour since I haven't gotten it dyed in a very long time (which explains the unintentional ombre hair).

As much as I love the colour red, I've always had a phobia 'cause I remember trying red highlights and hated how it turned out. But my trusty hairstylist, Elein, managed to convince and reassure me once again to give red another go.

It's always a battle trying to pick a hair colour 'cause you know it's something you've to stick with for a good amount of time so you want it to turn out right. After much indecisiveness, I settled for a copper colour. And rather than have streaks of red highlights to go with the copper, Elein gave me an underlayer dye.

I must say that the hands of my hairstylist really does work magic! The red turned out gorgeous and the shade matches the copper perfectly. The red underlayer dye is brilliant 'cause I get to hide it if I wanted to, otherwise it peeks out from the curls of my hair for dimension. Madly in love with my new hair! Plus what better colour than red itself to usher in the Year of the Red Fire Monkey?

Hopefully you've booked your hair appointment in time for a fresh hairdo to start the the year right. If not, do quote my name for perks when you visit Headlines!

Headlines Hairdressing
10 Anson Road, #03-32
International Plaza
Singapore 079903

Contact: 6223 3133
Instagram: @headlinesip

Photos & Editing by yours truly

"Hair brings one's self-image into focus; it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices." -Shana Alexander

With love,
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Clarabelle Faith

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Swimming with whale sharks.

Country: Philippines
Location: Cebu, Oslob

Swimming with the whale sharks is always exhilarating despite the 4-hours-pain-in-the-ass-drive from Cebu to Oslob. Whale sharks are the largest fish (reaching lengths of 40 feet or more) in the world but definitely the gentlest of all giants. They feed on plankton by engulfing those microorganisms with their colossal mouths that are nearly five feet wide! Very much like human fingerprints, whale sharks have a unique pattern of spots around the gill area which allows identification of each individual.

If you're heading to Oslob for a swim with these marine giants, do remember to be early 'cause the chances of sighting them is slimmer after 10am. If you're lucky enough like I was, you'd be able to see 5-6 whale sharks. Then again, word of caution, too many whale sharks at one go also means you'll be extremely exhausted from frantically swimming and trying to avoid getting swiped by their tails or sucked in by their gaping mouths. Prepare to be blown away by the sheer size of the whale sharks!

No trip back to the city from Oslob is ever complete without making a pit stop at Lantaw SRP for some ridiculously delicious baked scallops and my all time favourite local cuisine, pansit guisado (the noodles in my photos). To top it all off, it's a great spot to catch the last light!

Photos by Ing & yours truly
Editing by yours truly

"The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't." -Christopher Paolini

With love,
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Clarabelle Faith