Coco’s Secret Admirer: The Identity
Remember some time back, I told you guys about my “secret admirer”? Well, turns out, it’s no longer so secret anymore!
My curiosity got the better of me and I started snooping around looking for clues.
Firstly, of course I had to compare the handwriting on found on the “love note” with the handwriting of everyone else in the office.
It matched pretty closely to two people — one a lady, and the other a man.
I had to find another way to determine the identity of my “admirer”. That was when I figured that the person could have ordered the flowers online, so I looked through their internet browsing history hoping for some kind of lead. Very sneaky and nerve-wrecking trying to not get caught red-handed. 10/10 do not recommend.
Thankfully it was not in vain, as I did find a string of websites for online florists in the search history of the “culprit”!
It was none other than Jia Yi!
When I asked her about it, she said that I looked quite gloomy during that period of time, and she just wanted to do something to cheer her up. Aww!
Thank you everyone who tried to help me identify who the anonymous admirer was!
Coco Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival
This past Wednesday was the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival. This age-old celebration dates back to ancient times, when the Chinese wanted to express their gratitude to the moon for their harvest.
As always, I took this opportunity to eat lots of mooncake. I actually prefer the traditional mooncakes with lotus seed paste — extra points for a salted yolk core.
I do enjoy the fancy modern versions of mooncakes as well, such as the ones with durian or ice cream filling. However — believe it or not — sometimes I just prefer simplicity.
Of course, it’s not quite Mid-Autumn Festival if you don’t parade around with a lantern, so I did that too. The lantern I chose this year is so pretty!
Share with me what’s your favourite part of the Mid-Autumn Festival in the comments below!
Coco’s Favourite Memes
Hi my lovely friends!
The internet is a truly wonderful place, with lots of black holes I can get sucked into and be lost in for hours. One of my favourite things to ever be born from the internet is, of course, memes!
Here are some of the memes that I find particularly side-splitting.Kermit the Frog’s “Me VS Inner Me” meme
Is it bad that I can relate to so many of the things that have been mentioned using this meme? #TheStruggleIsRealKermit the Frog’s “But that’s none of my business” meme
Kermit has the realest, sassiest memes.Tobey Maguire meme
I have to admit, I can get up t really cheeky sometimes, and that’s usually the face when I realise someone is about to find out.
Share your favourite memes in the comment and let’s have a good laugh together!
Coco’s Secret Admirer
Hi my friends!
I need your help with something that has been puzzling me.
For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been getting notes and gifts — with no specification as to whom it was from — left around the office for me.
It feels weird to say it myself, but I think I might have a secret admirer! It might also be a mean prank that someone is playing on me, but I’m just not perceptive enough to know for sure.
Want to take a look at the clues and see if you can help?
First, there’s the anonymous note. I have to admit, I thought it was pretty see and that whoever it was just wanted to brighten up another person’s day.
Then, just as I thought that the note was a one-time thing, I found these flowers waiting for me in my favourite napping spot.
I thought that might be the last of it, but it just gets sillier! Whoever it was bought me a pack of doggy food! How they knew my weakness, I have no idea.
What do you think, guys? Sound off in the comments below and help me out! I shall forever be grateful.
Coco’s Throwback Thursday
Hi my friends!
I’ve been feeling quite sentimental lately, probably spurred on by that sleepless night I spent scrolling through the #ThrowbackThursday tag on Instagram.
So I went through some of my own old photos to reminisce on some of the good ol’ days!
SFirstly, of course, my baby pictures! Oh, how I miss being a puppy.
And with that, of course I remember the first toy that mummy bought me. I have to admit, I was really possessive over that toy and would not tolerate anyone trying to take it away from me.
I also remember the first holiday I went on a couple of years later, in Langkawi. I had such a great time and wish I could go on another holiday.
I can honestly sit here for hours just sharing old photos with you, but I think you might have better things to do so I shall not keep you for too long! But before you go, do share with me in the comments some of your favourite memories — I’d love to hear them!
Coco’s Ideal Man
One of my hooman friends recently got engaged, and I can’t help but feel envious (And happy! Very happy!) as I listened to her recall the evening of her proposal. She said that he is everything she imagined her dream man as, and more. She’s so lucky!
I have never given much thought about what my “ideal man” would be like, but listening to her story makes me think about it.
So let me give you some hooman examples to relate to.
I like someone who has a great smile, like Christopher Gorham. Seriously, that man can light up the entire Earth and two other planets with how bright his smile is. Totally swoon-worthy.
As an active Pom myself, I would definitely appreciate a sporty guy who isn't afraid to sweat it out. And while technically, Joseph Schooling isn’t quite sweating in the pools, I’m not complaining — I’m truly proud of our homeboy
Moving on from physical traits, and possibly one of the most important thing is, humour. I need someone who can make me laugh and keep me happy — life’s too short to be anything but.
What's your dream partner like, friends?
Coco’s Favourite Books
Hello dear friends!
I’ve always enjoyed reading, but most of the times, I just get too lazy or easily distracted. That said, though, there are some books which I am always more than happy to make time for, no matter how many times I have read it before. Here are some of my favourite books!Clifford the Big Red Dog
Whenever I feel lonely, I read any book from the series and I instantly feel like I am part of Clifford’s adventure too. At his size, he can be considered a giant, and giants are often portrayed as scary, aggressive beings. However, Clifford’s loyalty, friendliness and kindness always warms my heart. Who wouldn’t want a friend like Clifford?The Very Hungry Caterpillar
I like this book mostly because I can relate to the poor caterpillar. I eat so much, yet am always so hungry. If I keep pushing my limits though, I start to feel unwell. So to the best of my ability, I try to resist the temptation. (If it’s a really, REALLY good treat though, I feel like it’s almost worth the tummy ache, but that’s just me being stubborn.)Marley and Me
Okay, full disclosure, I only learnt that there’s a book for this after watching the movie adaptation for it (during which, by the way, I bawled my eyes out). The book is just as sad as they film, and reading the true stories of Marley makes me adore him even more. By the end of the book, I felt so attached to him, and I felt like I have lost a friend too.
What are some of your favourite books, friends? Let me know so that I can read them too! (Or try to, at least, before something else starts to distract me…)
Coco Celebrates National Day
It’s the weekend and I finally have some time to update my blog!
This week, most of us enjoyed a public holiday on hump day thanks to National Day! Singapore is having her 52nd birthday — what a proud moment for us all to celebrate!
I usually sleep in on public holidays, but somehow, I was so excited to celebrate National Day this year. So I got up early and, of course, made sure that I was dressed for the occasion.
I feel extra pretty when donning the colours of our nation!
I’m not going anywhere to watch the parade or the fireworks, but I was very much looking forward to watching it on the TV. For the entirety of the broadcast, no one could tear me away from the TV. No toy or treat could distract me.
My favourite part of the parade is definitely when all the contingents from the different uniform group marches in. I admire how handsome they look in their unif — wait, I mean — their discipline and teamwork! We can only imagine the tough practices they went through to achieve such synchronisation!
The fireworks are impressive too, but unless I get to witness it in person, it’s only a second favourite.
Tell me, friends, how did you celebrate the National Day holiday?
Coco’s Tips on How to Destress
Over the years, I’ve spent a fair bit of time in clubpets’ head office. Even though everyone has different roles to play and different tasks to complete, there is a common issue that I have observed among them: They can get quite stressed!
Tell me, friends, is this the case in your (or your human’s) office too?
Anyway, I’d just like to remind everyone on the importance of taking a breather every once in a while. Everyone has their own way to deal with stress, and as long as it’s healthy, it’s fine! As an inspiration, though, here’s how I destress (being clubpets’ ambassador can be rather tiring too, every now and then).
The most straightforward way to rest and relieve stress is, of course, sleeping! (Or sometimes, in my case, trying to meditate but end up falling asleep. Oh well, whatever works…)
One of my favourite ways to kick back and relax is by listening to music— music can be so therapeutic! Lately, I have been listening to Snoop Dogg and Pitbull. What about you, friends? Who are your favourite artistes?
Finally, I like to take my mind off things by browsing the internet. There are hours worth of entertainment on the internet, but I particularly like going through Instagram, watching videos on YouTube, and looking at funny memes.
Share some tips on how you destress — I’d love to hear them!
Coco’s Mid-Year Reflection
Can you believe that it’s already July? Half a year has gone by in the blink of an eye! Where did all the time go?
Do you still remember the New Year’s resolutions you made at the beginning of 2017? Have you been diligently trying to achieve those goals? I know I have!
I have been watching my diet to make sure that I don’t overeat; with mummy’s help, I’ve been eating doggy food that is yummy but also healthy and ensures that I am getting all the nutrients I need. Thanks mummy!
I have also been working hard to keep fit by running and exercising. I do it regularly to make sure that I don’t get lazy or lose momentum. After all, I have a lot of energy and it needs an outlet! My favourite game is, of course, fetch.
clubpet’s sister magazine, Blissful Brides, also had another successful instalment of the Blissful Outdoor Wedding Show, or more commonly referred to as BOWS, earlier this year. Even though I’m just a Pom and not getting married, I love looking at the pretty wedding gowns. If I were to have my own wedding gown, I’d want to add a twist to the conventional white wedding gown by weaving in some hints of pink — just like the dress I’m wearing in the photo!
Anyways, I digress. If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, there will be another round of BOWS in October so look out for that and be sure to swing by! I overheard from mummy’s conversation that they’re giving away lots of prizes, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on that!
Coco’s Monthly Favourites — June
I’d like to try something new today: After watching lots of “monthly favourites” videos on YouTube, I figured I could do it too! However, as I don’t have a YouTube channel, I thought that I could do it on my blog!
Here are some of the things that I’ve been enjoying this month!Movie: The Secret Life of Pets
I’m clearly late to the bandwagon, but I just watched The Secret Life of Pets earlier this month and have watched it two more times since. Besides the cute animation, I feel that the movie has a strong underlying message about friendship, teamwork and acceptance – and I love it! Being a Pom myself, I couldn’t help but fantasise about finding a handsome boyfriend, just like how Gidget and Max fell in love in the movie. I mean, I do have a friend named Max, but he’s more like a brother to me.Insta-pet: toastmeetsworld
Toast is #goals. Not only is she so cute and pretty, she has even published her own book! I wish to do something cool like that too one day.And of course… MY BIRTHDAY!
That’s right! I turned six on June 16! It’s my favourite day not only for the month, but for every year! Only because everyone showers me with love and yummy food, and I get to spend lots of time with the people I like. Not quite keen on the ageing part though.Thank you The Barkery Singapore for baking this amazing cake for me! It’s so cute! Not only does it look super pretty, it tastes really, really good too! Look at all the presents I got — they’re all so adorable! (Also, no prizes for guessing what my favourite colour is, hehe.) I’m really thankful that I got to celebrate my birthday surrounded by my nearest and dearest! And finally, my favourite person in the whole wide world — love you Mummy!
What Makes a Pomeranian
This week, I want to give a shoutout to all my fellow Pomeranian friends. If you are blessed with a Pom companion in your life, you will know how much fun we are. Right? …Right?
Sure, we can be a lot of work sometimes. Due to our coat, which may I add makes us very pretty, we need to be brushed and groomed regularly. Mummy also chides me for being stubborn from time to time.
When I refuse to drink water when I’m told to, for example.
I also get bored quickly and may demand attention, but it’s only because of my super friendly nature!Friend… Play with me… I am more fun to look at than your computer screen…
Once you give me your undivided attention, I promise to show you what great fun I can be! There’s nothing I love more than being active and satisfying my curiosity. (And food!)
Look at how quickly I ran to catch my favourite mousey toy! Fetch is the best game ever.
I hope that with this post, I have inspired you to get a Pomeranian pooch of your own! I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Right now, I am able to do ‘Paw’, ‘Sit’, ‘Down’,‘Flip’ and ‘Stay’. I am still in the process of learning new tricks but for now, here’s a video of me when I know that it’s time to go home.