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  • madmoneymonkey posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:52 am

    Yaay! That sounded like a fab trip! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:41 am

      It was, the LA bit was the best part, hehe!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:58 am

    I’m incredibly jealous of your entire trip and the waffles look so delish!

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:38 am

      Don’t be.. I never did talk about the work part 🙂 It’s exhausting going overseas for business, I just talk about the fun bits! 😛

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  • twelve45 posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:16 am

    I want to try ihop! I think there’s some in Western Canada, but none around where I live. A while ago they kept airing their funnel cake carnival commercials on TV and it looked so yummy.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:42 am

      Ihop’s nice! I wanted the buttermilk pancakes but decided to get the waffles instead.. Yeah I saw the funnel cake there too but I have no idea what it is so I didn’t get it 😛

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  • sepps2 posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:33 am

    the pics of the food are really amazing la.. hungry. -.-

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:43 am

      Hehe.. I esp like the Japanese food pics, yum! :)~

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  • bluekittygrl posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:45 am

    That picture of the dior store made my heart skip a beat, so beautiful. *cries*

    I haven’t been to Rodeo in yeeeaaars.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:50 am

      Don’t you live in CA??!?! You have no excuse!! GET THEE DOWN TO BEVERLY HILLS! lol 😛

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  • itsabot posted on September 5, 2005 at 6:38 am

    Wow! It looks like you had a blast. I think I need to get myself down there one of these days. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:50 am

      Definitely! SF and LA are two really awesome cities for shopping 😛

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  • kare2711 posted on September 5, 2005 at 7:17 am

    After shopping for so long, you didn’t get a single item? Unbelievable!

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:52 am

      All I bought was my favourite Estee Lauder concealer.. that’s it 😛 I’m pretty proud of myself! I was going to get the Balenciaga City Classique, but didn’t since the SA ignored me ;(

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  • l_i_z posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:16 am

    Your trip looks amazing! I’m SOOO insanely jealous! hehehe. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:53 am

      It was super fun, but I’m glad to be home.. nothing beats it 🙂

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  • jacarandas posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:20 am

    the sticky date pudding looks very yum! hehe, I like sticky date puddings though.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:59 am

      Man that pudding was good… I really wanted another slice 😉

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  • farahdean posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:39 am

    arggggghhhh you are making me soooo hungry!!! you did not buy anything this time round? 😛

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 10:05 am

      I got an Estee Lauder concealer, my fave one, but that’s it! Everyone I know is shocked I didn’t go nuts in LA, haha.. well, I WOULD’VE bought a Balenciaga, if the SA hadn’t ignored me! :X

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  • kathsonno posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:54 am

    mmmmm waffles *in my best homer simpson voice* LOL

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:42 am

      Heheh I wish there was an expression/icon for the Homer Simpson voice.. I want to put it in my posts, or use as an icon! 😛

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      • kathsonno posted on September 5, 2005 at 12:00 pm

        Here you go 😀
        Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

        And the original pic…

        Image hosted by Photobucket.com

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        • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:49 pm

          OH OH!!!! So awesome!! Thanks for posting that 😀 Gonna make it an icon now

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          • kathsonno posted on September 6, 2005 at 8:46 am

            You’re welcome!

  • simplysteph posted on September 5, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    Sounds like you had a good time.

    You should have bought the Balenciaga! I just got that exact one in the smaller size. But yeah, I can understand you being fed up with the SA. I have a short patience too when it comes to bad customer service.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:47 pm

      Ooooh which B did you get, in what color? I’m after a sky blue, pink or red small City.. but I’m not spending $1,000 and giving a SA commission if she’s not pleasant about it. I’ll just get it shipped in or buy it when I’m next in the USA..

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      • simplysteph posted on September 6, 2005 at 10:47 am

        I got the small in light blue so I was thinking “oh what a coincidence” when you mentioned light blue in your post. Great minds think alike 😉

        http://images14.fotki.com/v205/photos/3/351024/2301742/bluebalenciaga-vi.jpg

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        • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 10:59 am

          ARGHHH!!!! So gorgeous.. is that sky-blue or powder-blue though? Sky blue was last season, powder blue is this season.. I’m scared to get powder-blue, I figure I’d dirty it so quickly as I’m such a klutz 😛

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:52 am

    Yaay! That sounded like a fab trip! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:41 am

      It was, the LA bit was the best part, hehe!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:58 am

    I’m incredibly jealous of your entire trip and the waffles look so delish!

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:38 am

      Don’t be.. I never did talk about the work part 🙂 It’s exhausting going overseas for business, I just talk about the fun bits! 😛

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  • twelve45 posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:16 am

    I want to try ihop! I think there’s some in Western Canada, but none around where I live. A while ago they kept airing their funnel cake carnival commercials on TV and it looked so yummy.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:42 am

      Ihop’s nice! I wanted the buttermilk pancakes but decided to get the waffles instead.. Yeah I saw the funnel cake there too but I have no idea what it is so I didn’t get it 😛

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  • sepps2 posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:33 am

    the pics of the food are really amazing la.. hungry. -.-

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:43 am

      Hehe.. I esp like the Japanese food pics, yum! :)~

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  • bluekittygrl posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:45 am

    That picture of the dior store made my heart skip a beat, so beautiful. *cries*

    I haven’t been to Rodeo in yeeeaaars.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:50 am

      Don’t you live in CA??!?! You have no excuse!! GET THEE DOWN TO BEVERLY HILLS! lol 😛

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  • jesuisariel posted on September 5, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    Nice photos but you didn’t show us your shopping hauls!

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:48 pm

      I only bought an Estee Lauder concealer! Pretty amazing huh.. I go to THE shopping city in the world and don’t go nuts, haha!

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  • itsabot posted on September 5, 2005 at 6:38 am

    Wow! It looks like you had a blast. I think I need to get myself down there one of these days. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:50 am

      Definitely! SF and LA are two really awesome cities for shopping 😛

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  • kare2711 posted on September 5, 2005 at 7:17 am

    After shopping for so long, you didn’t get a single item? Unbelievable!

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:52 am

      All I bought was my favourite Estee Lauder concealer.. that’s it 😛 I’m pretty proud of myself! I was going to get the Balenciaga City Classique, but didn’t since the SA ignored me ;(

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  • l_i_z posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:16 am

    Your trip looks amazing! I’m SOOO insanely jealous! hehehe. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:53 am

      It was super fun, but I’m glad to be home.. nothing beats it 🙂

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  • jacarandas posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:20 am

    the sticky date pudding looks very yum! hehe, I like sticky date puddings though.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:59 am

      Man that pudding was good… I really wanted another slice 😉

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  • falterd posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:23 pm

    Waffles! I want. Shall get them tomorrow. It’s half price at Gelare on tuesdays. Yay.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:48 pm

      YES!! I love Gelare.. it’s like A&W and Tues are the best, haha. Can’t wait to be back in SG for them

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  • farahdean posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:39 am

    arggggghhhh you are making me soooo hungry!!! you did not buy anything this time round? 😛

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 10:05 am

      I got an Estee Lauder concealer, my fave one, but that’s it! Everyone I know is shocked I didn’t go nuts in LA, haha.. well, I WOULD’VE bought a Balenciaga, if the SA hadn’t ignored me! :X

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  • kathsonno posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:54 am

    mmmmm waffles *in my best homer simpson voice* LOL

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:42 am

      Heheh I wish there was an expression/icon for the Homer Simpson voice.. I want to put it in my posts, or use as an icon! 😛

      Reply
      • kathsonno posted on September 5, 2005 at 12:00 pm

        Here you go 😀
        Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

        And the original pic…

        Image hosted by Photobucket.com

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        • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:49 pm

          OH OH!!!! So awesome!! Thanks for posting that 😀 Gonna make it an icon now

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          • kathsonno posted on September 6, 2005 at 8:46 am

            You’re welcome!

  • simplysteph posted on September 5, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    Sounds like you had a good time.

    You should have bought the Balenciaga! I just got that exact one in the smaller size. But yeah, I can understand you being fed up with the SA. I have a short patience too when it comes to bad customer service.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:47 pm

      Ooooh which B did you get, in what color? I’m after a sky blue, pink or red small City.. but I’m not spending $1,000 and giving a SA commission if she’s not pleasant about it. I’ll just get it shipped in or buy it when I’m next in the USA..

      Reply
      • simplysteph posted on September 6, 2005 at 10:47 am

        I got the small in light blue so I was thinking “oh what a coincidence” when you mentioned light blue in your post. Great minds think alike 😉

        http://images14.fotki.com/v205/photos/3/351024/2301742/bluebalenciaga-vi.jpg

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        • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 10:59 am

          ARGHHH!!!! So gorgeous.. is that sky-blue or powder-blue though? Sky blue was last season, powder blue is this season.. I’m scared to get powder-blue, I figure I’d dirty it so quickly as I’m such a klutz 😛

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  • jesuisariel posted on September 5, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    Nice photos but you didn’t show us your shopping hauls!

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:48 pm

      I only bought an Estee Lauder concealer! Pretty amazing huh.. I go to THE shopping city in the world and don’t go nuts, haha!

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  • falterd posted on September 5, 2005 at 4:23 pm

    Waffles! I want. Shall get them tomorrow. It’s half price at Gelare on tuesdays. Yay.

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    • beverly posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:48 pm

      YES!! I love Gelare.. it’s like A&W and Tues are the best, haha. Can’t wait to be back in SG for them

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  • etherealprey posted on September 6, 2005 at 1:15 am

    IHOP! for some reason they’ve gone down with the quality of their food over the years, yeah their food is always lacking one thing. did you get a discount for the bug you found in your food? extra protein yummy! Glad you had fun on your shopping trip. Yeah I know how it feels to get snubbed by SA, they did that to me at the Chanel Counter at Saks 5th Ave. I so had a word with the manager and they ended up sending me a ton of stuff from the chanel counter for free! Yeah that SA didn’t deserve to make that sale and you’ve got more $$$ for cuter things…I love Dior! Check out the Miracle Mile out here in NY!

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:06 am

      Aww really?? Ihop’s so popular too.. maybe they changed management :X

      Boy you’re so lucky to get the free CHanel stuff!! Maybe I should’ve done that and gotten a free Balenciaga bag *fantasizes*

      What’s MIracle Mile??

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  • lilmangogirl posted on September 6, 2005 at 1:22 am

    yummmmm

    Your entries always have so many food pictures, my boss asked me at work what I was looking at coz it looked so yummy! Anyway, the Japanese green tea is cool – I actually watched a documentary on the tea making ritual, and I saw that they used green tea powder and a little brush to blend it in water, and that turned out really frothy too! So maybe it was made like that!

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:10 am

      Re: yummmmm

      Hehe I love food pics! and what you said about the green tea makes sense.. *whew* haha

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  • neishus posted on September 6, 2005 at 2:17 am

    You have amazing energy to go to work after such a long flight, AND to post this incredibly long entry! 🙂 Lovely photos…

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:10 am

      Just call me Energizer Bunny 😛
      It was a pretty crazy trip, but I had fun!

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  • finding_tricia posted on September 6, 2005 at 3:36 am

    you are amazin to be able to shop the whole day, take a plane ride back to aussie and then work!!!

    its true that being in comfy clothes doesnt mean you cant afford to get somethin branded. people just have this wrong perception, tsk.

    though ive just had my breakfast cum lunch, im feelin tad bit hungry after lookin at all the pics of the food you posted!!!

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:05 am

      Hehe yeah.. not sure where that energy came from, lol! Fortunately I don’t really get jet-lagged or I would’ve been stuffed they day I got back!

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  • etherealprey posted on September 6, 2005 at 1:15 am

    IHOP! for some reason they’ve gone down with the quality of their food over the years, yeah their food is always lacking one thing. did you get a discount for the bug you found in your food? extra protein yummy! Glad you had fun on your shopping trip. Yeah I know how it feels to get snubbed by SA, they did that to me at the Chanel Counter at Saks 5th Ave. I so had a word with the manager and they ended up sending me a ton of stuff from the chanel counter for free! Yeah that SA didn’t deserve to make that sale and you’ve got more $$$ for cuter things…I love Dior! Check out the Miracle Mile out here in NY!

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:06 am

      Aww really?? Ihop’s so popular too.. maybe they changed management :X

      Boy you’re so lucky to get the free CHanel stuff!! Maybe I should’ve done that and gotten a free Balenciaga bag *fantasizes*

      What’s MIracle Mile??

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  • lilmangogirl posted on September 6, 2005 at 1:22 am

    yummmmm

    Your entries always have so many food pictures, my boss asked me at work what I was looking at coz it looked so yummy! Anyway, the Japanese green tea is cool – I actually watched a documentary on the tea making ritual, and I saw that they used green tea powder and a little brush to blend it in water, and that turned out really frothy too! So maybe it was made like that!

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:10 am

      Re: yummmmm

      Hehe I love food pics! and what you said about the green tea makes sense.. *whew* haha

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  • neishus posted on September 6, 2005 at 2:17 am

    You have amazing energy to go to work after such a long flight, AND to post this incredibly long entry! 🙂 Lovely photos…

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:10 am

      Just call me Energizer Bunny 😛
      It was a pretty crazy trip, but I had fun!

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  • finding_tricia posted on September 6, 2005 at 3:36 am

    you are amazin to be able to shop the whole day, take a plane ride back to aussie and then work!!!

    its true that being in comfy clothes doesnt mean you cant afford to get somethin branded. people just have this wrong perception, tsk.

    though ive just had my breakfast cum lunch, im feelin tad bit hungry after lookin at all the pics of the food you posted!!!

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2005 at 4:05 am

      Hehe yeah.. not sure where that energy came from, lol! Fortunately I don’t really get jet-lagged or I would’ve been stuffed they day I got back!

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