A day of surprises

07 January 2011

Sometimes presents really do make you feel better. I've been a bit sickly since Christmas and after recovering from flu, I was struck down with a virus I caught off my sisters. I think I was wrong to suggest that I was obviously made of stronger stuff, only for it to catch me the following day. I don't think I'll ever tempt fate like that again! However, I woke up yesterday morning to find not one, but two amazing packages waiting for me and my headache faded away in no time! It felt like Christmas all over again!

First of all, there was a package from Marian Kihogo whose perfume giveaway I won not too long ago. Vera Wang Princess is such a pretty girly fragrance! Thank you Marian! :)
Vera Wang Fragrance set
My youngest sister was all smiles too as I gave her the little lipgloss key ring! Vera Wang Frangrance set
Secondly, I received a wonderful little blogger care package from Ellie (Pixieofthebees)! I was meant to meet up with her in London while she visited from Singapore, but unfortunately the bad weather prevented me from doing so!
Oooh pressies!Blogger goodies!
Silly faces...
Inside were some of my favourite things to feature on this blog...kawaii treats! Yum! Amazingly, she popped in a copy of French Vogue which she ever so thoughtfully picked up while in Paris. This of course, means yet another magazine to add to my list of mags to scan! I still have ViVi and a couple of Taiwanese magazines to fill a few more blog posts on here!
Ellie's Gift!
Among all the cute treats there were was a Pocky and a Pretz. I haven't had Pretz (savoury Pocky) since my last visit to Hong Kong which brought back some fond memories. These snacks are a little familiar no? They have the same bag buddy feature on the reverse of the box as the Pocky I bought from the Japan Centre in this post. So cute! I have no idea what to do with my growing collection of cardboard boxes but they're pretty adorable.
Pocky goodies
I feel like I'm back at uni again because these treats are currently in my bedroom...they wouldn't last very long in our house if I left them in the kitchen! I'm pretty excited about sending a little something back to Ellie, I'm currently collecting bits and bobs to put in a box right now!

I also have to apologise to my sister, Hailey as she was expecting a package and she ran excitedly to the door twice just to find these labeled for me. Oops! I'll offer you a stick of Pocky...

In essence this is a big thank you post to Marian and Ellie for making my day!

36 comments:

  1. ahhh...Pretz sticks. I was in Chinatown london the other day looking high and low for them.
    There seems to be a pretz draught over here at the moment D:
    xxxx

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  2. ooh I love vera wang princess, you lucky thing! Does the lipgloss smell of the perfume too? i think i might find that a bit...I like lipgloss to smell tasty not pretty haha

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  3. You lucky thing having received all those wonderful gifts! I know that perfume will be lovely and all those yummy treats too, enjoy =)

    Hannah xx

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  4. Oooo I need something through the post to cheer myself up! This week is miserable!!

    I like the lipgloss, very handy as I tend to always lose mine!

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  5. pretz pocky?! *heart attack* :D and i really want to try vera wang now :p happy new year ^^

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  6. i really like that perfume i have it too
    and the body shimmer too lol but that doesnt see the light much
    mmm always yummy snacks on this blog!
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  7. What a bunch of lovely gifts!! So much fun, I am glad they cheered you up, Princess smells amazing!

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  8. ohh, I've heard great things about that scent :)

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  9. What lovely lovely gifts!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  10. I love getting treats in the mail! :D

    Leia

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  11. !!! The Vera Wang! *v*
    And you look slimmer in the photos!

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  12. How easy/hard is it to get Japanese magazines where you live? I just bought two from a bookstore Kb mentioned in one of her NYC posts, but here in Maryland/Washington, I haven't the slightest idea where to go. That is, if there even is a bookstore that sells foreign magazines! I just had the hardest time finding even British Marie Claire a few months ago. :/

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  13. Amazing packages. Congrats on winning the Vera Wang set.
    And the Singapore package is fantastic. I loved Pocky: Super jealous.

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  14. Mmmm, Pocky. And I really like that perfume - it looks like it will be overly sweet from the very girly packaging, but it has a pretty good balance. x

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  15. mmmmpocky! I tried it in America for the first time a couple of years ago - so yummy!

    The perfume looks lovely too!

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  16. Hurrah for lovely things in the post! Hope your feeling properly better now x

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  17. Oooh lovely prezzies! Love the boxes with the faces and arms...CUTE!! x

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  18. Is that PANDA POCKY?
    Ok I need to get myself to Chinatown stat! YEY for great mail days so much cuteness would make my day to xoxo

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  19. The blogger care package sounds like such a cute idea! I'm so hungry now thinking about Pretz - I think we might have to make a trip to the supermarket to see if they have any (and of course to stock up on Mountain Dew - they import it from Singapore, yum!)

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  20. mmm pocky!! that fragrance really is sooo good.

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  21. It's so nice to get packages like that, specially when you're sick! Hope you feel better soon :)
    The Vera Wang perfume looks like a Sailor Moon toy! It's exactly the same thing with food at my house, I can't leave the best things in the kitchen either XD

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  22. Such good packages! I have recently discovered Pretz at the Japan Centre (I should have noticed them sooner considering I shop there every week) and they are soo yummy!

    Carmen Ri.

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  23. Hi there-what lovely gifts, hope you're feeling better and wishing you a happy 2011 xx

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  24. sorry to hear about your flu ! Hope you're better now !
    But how great with the presents :) Such a nice surprise :)
    Feel better

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  25. hi darling. im a bit envious of these goodies ;) haha. no but you deserve it- it's just that i wanna taste the candy ;) hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
    take care

    xx

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  26. so many asian goodies xD .. but it's a great thing :D!!! very jealous and pleaseeee do more post of japanese scans :D

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  27. Ohhh I have that perfume and I love it!! Looks like you got some very lovely gifts :)

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  28. sorry to hear you were sick - take it easy and i hope you're much better now. i agree the perfume bottle look so cute, it would nice on the dresser! mmmm enjoy the pretz... you should check "day-in" supermarket in china town i think they still sell pretz!

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  29. The fragrance is lovely! OMG...I want your pocky and pretz.

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  30. Ooh, what a good post day you had!! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, much appreciated.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh, you lucky girl! What wonderful deliveries! xx

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  32. So happy you like the perfume set. I hope you are feeling better.

    The Kawaii treats are too cute! I am adddicted to Pocky! the packaging always tempts me!
    xx
    Marian.

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  33. Great presents! I love the smell of that Vera Wang perfume. :)SArahD

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  34. Such lovely things to receive in the post, Ellie is actually amazing for sorting that out for you. And now you have a French Vogue calendar? Very nice and one of the last Roitfeld issues which is definitely a keepsake.

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  35. Oh that is so sweet, ideal gifts too! x

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