Coco Enjoys the Cold Weather
November is well upon us and that means it’s time for sweater weather! This is as close to winter as we would ever get in Singapore, at least.
Even though we are on the equator and do not get to enjoy the four seasons, the past few weeks have seen more frequent showers — a pattern I’ve observed every year end. It is a welcomed change after having to put up with heat and humidity all year round.
I love getting all cosy under a blanket and watch my favourite shows, or sit by the window and look at the world go by.
I enjoy going on walks more during this weather too, since the temperature is more tolerable. It does mean having to look out for and avoid dirty puddles though.
One thing I don’t like about this rainy period, however, is when it turns into a full thunderstorm with frightening lightning and booming thunders. I tend to hide under a table when this happens; I feel safer.
What are your favourite things to do in the cold weather? Share your stories in the comments at the end of the page!
Coco's Favourite Songs
I was messing around at home a few days ago when I found my old MP3 player, which has a lot of my favourite songs from a few years ago. I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the tunes I used to listen to all the time!
Firstly, Timber by Pitbull, featuring Ke$ha. It was the jam of 2013, around the same time of the year as now.
In 2014 I was all about Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. I get chills every time Jessie belts out her high notes.
This last song that I’m sharing was apparently one of the most played song on the player then.
Gwiyomi?! Not sure why I loved it so much. I was probably trying to practice the hand motions. Clearly, I have given up, but it’s okay — I know I am already naturally cute anyway.
What are the most played songs on your music player? Tell me in the comments below!
Coco’s Office Tour
Ever since I started blogging, you have been getting random glimpses of my office. I feel like it’s high time that I show you guys around properly!
Our office has bright yellow door so if you’re coming over, you can never miss it!
After walking up a flight of stairs, you will reach the main office. Here’s my favourite spot to laze around!
Most of the sales and administration teams are seated towards the left, while the IT, traffic and creative teams are on the right.
I bet you guys didn’t know that our office actually takes up two storeys! Here’s the first time I’m blogging about our meeting room, which is on a separate floor. To be honest, I don’t go there often myself. I don’t do meetings.
I hope you enjoyed my little office tour!
What's in My Bag
Is it just me, or is my handbag always a mess? Back me up here… Ladies? Anyone?!
I try to use a smaller handbag these days, as I find that the more space I have, the more unnecessary items I will throw in the bag. Then it gets too heavy for my delicate being to lug around, and I end up whining about it. Hence, I’m trying to nip the problem in the bud.
Let’s see if I have been maintaining my bag well! I have not looked into it for a couple of days — who knows what gems await us.
First up, a coin pouch. Well, that’s normal. Moving on…
Some treats for when I’m feeling peckish. Can’t live without these.
A bunch of crumpled receipts, so old that the print has worn off so I can’t tell you what the purchases were. This is starting to get interesting.
A ruler? Why would I need a ruler for? Did someone put this in my bag by mistake?? Oh well, guess I can use it as some kind of self-defence tool, if nothing else.
Let me know in the comments below what kind of strange things you find in your handbag when you clear it out! We’re all in this together.
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!
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.