Haus of Jin

the art of modern minimalism

Sunday, December 27, 2015

28 dec - 7 jan

 Japan HOLIDAY TRIP

I will be in JAPAN on the 28 December to 6 jan I will upload picture  the great and wonderful thing about japan...culture , people ....fashion....stay tuned guys


Singapore Changi airport






Going tokyo 28 jan - 1 jan
Kyoto 1 jan -3 jan
and Osaka 3-7 jan

tokyo shibuya
kyoto

           

Osaka




can you fix a broken glass...

sometime everything happen for a reason....
whether is in your favour or not...is really decided by your fate ...
can our action prevent our fate that has been planned all along....
is it fair....
our life consist of good and bad ...
what we can do is we learn from that experience and become stronger...
or do we falter from it.....and blame everything bad has happen only to you....
everyone will always have their moment of victory and our loss....
our life is a constant test....I believe in afterlife if you do good deeds you will resurrect into a good family ...


never forget 22 December 2015.....

I love him....and I know for sure....after the incident....i still forgave him.....and i cherish our relationship ....

am I an idiot....
will he do it again....
can i move on....
but if you dont try how you know....
All I know i did my best in this relationship and I give it all ....
and now I fall so hard....
the feeling is unexplainable.....
is worse when i fracture my hand....
is worse when i fall from the stairs and my head bleed ....
injuries can recover ....you could take medication to stop the pain...
but what can heal a broken heart....
if a glass crack and you try fixing it ....you will still see the crack....and it will never be the same again


"I love you so much and what holding me from breaking up...is my love...."

he may hurt me many time but I still forgave him...
maybe I belive that people can do  change....I left with this glimpse of hope....he be a better person and proof to me that he cherish me.....
this is really my last chance and hope....

a broken mirror will never be the same again...
if you fix it .... the crack will always be there....
is it good as new....
NO.....
but if our relationship is like that cracked mirror that has been broken and fixed...
we learn to see the crack in different perspective ....
the crack can be a reminder....
a beauty ....an art....
like a soldier who have a battle scar who is proud of it....
a cancer patient who survive cancer and lost all the hair and maybe some parts...
but become stronger ....
there is no perfect relationship
is what you go through as a couple....
is how you overcome the difficulties and help each other to be a better person ...
that is love....you always want the best for your other half....


we hold hands .....we fall.....we help each to stand....we go on the journey
not knowing what the future holds....
but as long i am with you....It does not  matter....
as long you are by my side and you feel the same....
will you hold my hand ?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

time.....

Well as we all know the year 2015 is going to end soon.....
Time is something is more valuable than any monetary value .....
 how we spend on the time that is given equally to each of us ...equally
something we can't turn back ...
something we take for granted....
each day pass we can only learn from it....or pray we could turn back time to avoid the mistake we make.....

but with time....we grow....or we dont....is really up to you how you use it....

every year our time are shorten and we become complacent as we ignore the most precious things

every year we are given....
365 days
12 month
24 hours
1440 minutes
86400 seconds

anyway you might know dj earworm he is known for mashup for end of year .....by combining total 50 songs or even more of all the popular song that happen...well this is 2015 song ....it has bring us smile....or bring our bad day to good ....or even make us dance...the song get more catchy as it progress love it after 2 mins 

never forget where your roots is



I guess being a 26 years old I kinda know what I want to do now  ...I start to realize it at my final year when I hang out with my older families member who have been working and my bf work colleague ask me  .... so what do you like to do after you graduate ? most  of the time I say I domt know maybe something has to do with marketing because is something I major in  or see how ?
.....and then being a deep thinker  I put a lot of deep thought AND start realizing time is running out and I cant keep saying that .....at first i was confused and lost ...so here are what I  did



  • what I like and don't like to do? dont want be like the others.....
  • what Is my strength and weakness? 
  • what is my work or things I did that was compliment? ideas...fashion advice....interior design...
  • when people ask me for advice usually what kind of advice ? opinion about how they look and which item is better or suits them because people see me with good taste
  • people see me or i see myself doing ? sales in luxury .....fashion .....


 I did not want to work office hours just like everyone else 9-5...weekends off as is getting more and more people in SINGAPORE and going out in weekends is "eye rolling" experience

 I can't see myself looking at computers like a zombie and ...

A slow career progression....and waking up to go work just to pay my bills.......

I decided to do something that I like which is in Fashion , Luxury and Service Industry . My sales and service have been the same and have always been compliment from different type of customer from fast consuming goods to mid Luxury....That is the reason why I want to do luxury retail as I have not experience and I have to  see whether my skills are versatile...but I believe it is ....my sales style is always been honesty.....and not pushy.....helping the customer attain what they looking for and personal advice about what looks better for the customer(if they ask) not sales speech give me better reward and achievement.....I rather sell something that I believe in and I wouldn't paint the sky and heaven just to hit sales target. I believe customer experience and long term relationship will boost my sales and the company eventually. ( treat me as a slow investor)....as I believe 'law of attraction' works


Many people do ask me why 'RETAIL' when you have a bachelor....I guess my honest answer....I believe that doing something you are good at.... you should embrace it and master it and proof to everyone ....through determination and  starting from the bottom of hierarchy..which is to be in the front end you will learn the most and as you climb you learn along the way and able to relate in their shoes ....I believe that the salesperson are as important as people from the office....they work longer hours....they are first contact when comes to customer....and believe me is difficult handling difficult customer...at the end of the day what they need is back end support and  emphatic leader that can voice up and always be in their side....when management ask why like this and that.....remember customer comes and go but your staff is the one who will remain faithful and will always bring the revenue.....


customer is not always right....that is like so 19--  wake up is a new era.....
I guess I believe in equality and rewarding individuals ....

lets put into a idioms .... from a small plant it blossom into a big trees with fruits and flowers which everyone can enjoy the end product....when a flower or fruit is plucked off from a tree the tree will be able to grow  it again ,your tree won't die however when the roots is cut off or you forget to water it....it affect the whole tree ....that is the most fundamental....never forget where your roots is

most upper management only know how to say but they never experience it....so how can they relate...

some people climb to the top and forget where they come from....

....i wanna  re-create the system and who knows change the service sector.....
you see .... maybe I Will be a spokesperson or interviewed in future hahaha ( long way to go)

Im not Joan of arc ...(not yet) ~madonna



Monday, December 07, 2015

My wishlist of bags

I think I may be a bagwhore and watchwhore this is some of the wish list of bag that I feel will never go out of style because is either Iconic which has brand recognition and values because of their design,craftsmanship  and long history the company has established itself etc..... all this factors adding up  can change a value of bag..... A design that timeless and well thought could make it a household name and even a must have bag for people who are into fashion.

one reason we must respect is that artisan are getting lesser year by year as technology progress and machines are taking over replacing them (  lesser manpower and able to produce more effcienty....artisan become something like a rare species....


here are some the bags I own and in my wishlist.....


Bags I own

Hermes birkin 40 silver hardwarde

( I wanted gold hardware  but i Cant pick since is so hard to get one) but I am blessed I was able to attain this beauty with my saving and was part of my bday present


Celine phantom luggage navy with green trimming ( summer 2014)

I Always love celine phantom for their design (something about their design attracts me somehow)


Chanel quilted lambskin  clutch bag 

 a bag that I went for many interviews... many people were surprise a guy could carry chanel and was compliment by many peers 

MCM Studded backpack ( turquoise ) it was a gift and I like it as it is very edgy and the color is seasonal it suits my style when u feel "streetwear" look




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Bags I desire 



Fendi peek-a-boo

So many design so many choice is hard to choose one but grey or light tone color will be my next  bag







YSL Sac De Jour



Celine BOSTON bag ( multicolor)



Hermes kelly depeche briefcase ( this rare beauty)




Hope I can attain all this maybe when I am  CEO of certain company hahah




Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I know you must be wondering what is this diagram for.....this is call ' multiple intelegences'


you could take the quiz here to find out your intelligence http://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html


The whole reason why I put this article is because to help people 'discover' that some don't even knows has  ....once you get the result.....you realize all the action you have taken during your daily life add up into that intelligence.....at times people like me did not know is a strength  until i realize  many people cant read body language...put yourself into their shoes...consulting....is always been my strength as it kinda automatically just activate even without me knowing....so here are mine 'interpersonal'


Interpersonal

Interpersonal intelligence is the capacity to understand and interact effectively with others. This intelligence involves the ability to discern the moods, temperaments, dispositions, motivations, and desires of other people and respond appropriately. This is the "people-person" intelligence. It is evident in successful teachers, social workers, actors, or politicians, and operates primarily through person-to-person relationships and communication. It involves skills such as effective communication, working together with others towards a common goal, and noticing distinctions among individuals. If one has high interpersonal intelligence, he or she is probably popular and has many friends. As a child, it is likely that Interpersonal people were often the leader of a group and were able to organize and influence peers with skill. Their talent for interpreting and understanding the feelings of others makes them a good mediator and a potential earpiece for many of their friends. They learn best when involved in team activities and cooperative ventures.

What Is Intrapersonal Intelligence?
The word intrapersonal means “within the self”—so, “intrapersonal intelligence” is another term for self-awareness or introspection. It’s part of psychologist Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. People who have high intrapersonal intelligence are aware of their emotions, motivations, beliefs, and goals. They know what they like, what they dislike, who they are, and what they want to do. This is not the same as interpersonal, or socially skilled. Intra- means “within” or “internal.”
Students with intrapersonal intelligence are often:
·       Self-motivated
·       Independent
·       Introverted
·       Organized
·       Goal-oriented
·       Confident
·       Positive
·       Skilled at self-reflection

So what is your's ?


Monday, November 30, 2015

the beginning of new carrer....is never full of roses but more of reality check

I have to apologize....for not updating my blog as regular as it should be as I have started my first job as a  assistant personal shopper....I have so much to learn for this 6 whole month ....1 week has pass and just did  the event called black friday.....It can be draining at times and sometime I feel like giving up....but I told myself that to be patient and soon it will be rewarding....what keeps me going is my understanding lover and my supportive colleague.... who understand my job to learn practically everything from the basic operation...sales their culture ....you have to work hard and make everyone knows who you are when you just join the company....I have to understand that my work-life balance might kinda be screw up when I take this offer but I believe that the more I invested on it will soon be rewarding....I know it might sound like a happy fun job to be paid as shopping but at the end of the day you have to proof to people that you are an asset to company.....I am still under supervision for 6 mth and I hope I can proof myself that I am more capable without me knowing...




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vertu - made in china ?

Have you heard the brand call 'Vertu'




Vertu is a British manufacturer and retailer of luxury, handmade mobile phones established by Finnish mobile-phone manufacturer Nokiain 1998. In October 2012 Nokia sold Vertu to private equity group EQT VI for an unspecified amount,[2] (rumoured to be $200 million),[3]but retained a 10% share.[4] By the end of 2013, the company had around 350,000 customers, and phones were on sale in 500 retail outlets, including 70 run by the company.[5] In 2015, it was announced that EQT had sold its share of Vertu to Godin Holdings, a Hong Kong-based holding company.[

http://www.vertu.com/sg/en/home

a vertu entree level can cost almost $10,000 just for your info but is a niche market cause so far i dont know other companies that does luxury smartphone.

The whole reason why I wanna talk about this is because this topic was brought up in one of the dinner I had with my families.....so what happen next for vertu ? since it sold to HK GOLDIN HOLDING will it lose its brand value and recognition.will it be cheaper since china is known for 'ahem' ....

well rest assure vertu owner - especially my hubby

here what will remain

  • It will still be designed on hand in house which is at england so is still ' MADE IN ENGLAND' (yay !!! to the 450 staff)
  • NO cutting or changes in the price 
  • premium element that vertu are known for in using on their phone such as 'sapphire glass touch screen', Titanium and exotic material such as crocs, ostric etc etc REMAINS



so what's the changes?

  • SERVICE

Vertu are also known for its butler service what it does you can call them anytime anyday and request anything you want ! im not joking! one customer requested an elephant and they get it....how the customer keep in their house I dont know? lets just say they have contact and wide network

the new improved value added service will be call 'VERTU CLUB' instead

reason wise most vertu  key customer are located in China and russia....this allows the service to be more localised and better assistance can be given....

the concierge team are required to be more well rounded as additional service and skill such as
- Finance
-Education
- Healthcare

will be implemented

after my own research i felt a sense of relieved too cause when company are sold to another company...many things always change for better or for worse ....lets hope they remain the top




Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chp 5 - a new career....

remember I told you I apply a job with no experience....because my agent told me I may fit right in....


Tomorrow is gonna be  first day and I am kinda nervous somehow....overthinking and
may not be good enough ...

yet people always compliment my style and looks maybe I just never see it ....
it will become my career one day.....


I was hired as a Personal Shopper/ style consultant....is not just fashion....is everything from furniture...kitchenware...etc etc....the customer can ask for  any advice regarding anything stylist or creative so my opinion can matter or it may not be....to me I just gonna be honest...genuine and be myself....

wish me luck

chapter 4 : our value define us....

As i grow up....
I never been the smartest....
I never been a person who are good or some might even say 'talented'
whether it comes to music
whether it comes to sports...
whether it comes to studies...
I would say I am average....and a person who use to be low self esteem....
here something that i am proud of though....
my values as  a person....
a person doesn't just grow up and learn the values
they do not learn cause being a stubborn human as we all are....
we tend to only learn the best when things get difficult....or near the edge
is all has to do with how you want to grow as person....
we tend to blame our upbringing  but every one has a choice ....
either we follow by influence or we told ourself we never want to be like that...
a person who is not good at studies does not mean they are stupid...they just required different learning or maybe they cant learn based on how society perceive
the society we live in are pressuring enough as we are define by grades, what we work as, how much you earn...etc
we are define by the people around us....
for once listen and ask yourself.....is your life anyway....
what are your values....
not monetary value or asset.....

with good value and everything just kinda work somehow...

what is my value....well my values is simple and achievable...
it took some time too but some I did not realize I have it but some i learn as I grow up

I never forget where my roots is....
I believe there is good in every people....no bad people....just wrong situation...
I believe in equality.....
I believe that when you help someone it is more rewarding....
do  not blame your upbringing  or is anyone fault....you decide your own fate....
everyone has a choice....
It is ok to cry and be weak ....because sometime we been too strong for too long...
respect people .....no matter what.....even if they don't respect you....is your value...
do not let them bring you down to their level and lose that value....
and always learn to put yourself in their shoes before judging...
and lasty  to be balance ....





Monday, November 16, 2015

chapter 3-minimalism




so what is your style? (part 1)

That is something that most people don't ask without any fashion background or education....for me it was asked during the job interview I mention in chapter 2. I guess I am clean , minimalism,simple and bold. The only thing that is bold when it comes to my dressing is usually a few things which is my accessories.

- Jewerly - bangle and rings
- watches 
-Bags 
-wallet

( I Will describe accessories more in other chapter)

what about color?
as i grow older i kinda like dark colors more....or color blocking...you won't see me wear same tone color of top and btm unless is black.

what type of clothing?
to me movement ,cutting and fitting is more important I am not sure where i learn from maybe magazine or just tv 

other factors?
as a guy i feel that grooming is very important such as hairstyle,beard and eyebrow....for bodywise if you are lean, gym fit or muscular it will be huge advantage.with nice big upper body and small waist believe me is enough to turn heads 


trust me on this...I was skinny...fat....and now my body is gymfit which most people describe me but I still try to achieve my dream bod which is what my size i am currently now but with deep cutting .I gym  about 3 -4 time  a week and i have been gymming a few years....and is an ongoing process....the difficult part is to maintain it once you achieve that....



here are some of my style that bests suits me (daily life style) 







so what do you think? 

it has that mix of both and a touch of everything don't you think ? it looks effortless ,clean , yet rugged and has attitude .....to me is all about balance.....not too loud but yet enough to turn head is fitting but is not very tight ....

here is something you should take into consideration.....everyone has their own style and this is my style which I Feel I am the most comfortable .....but to me your style that suits you will work best for you....every body is unique....so don't get this the wrong idea.....if my job requires me to style someone i will style them to their own personal  taste ,style and even if they are not sure I will explore with my clients .... if my client is loud i style him loud.....if she is elegant i will style elegant etc etc

I guess that's one of my strength . I am able to appreciate other people style and I never have strong opinion  to make people feel they need to follow me.....most people have not understand their body yet or what color or what style they going for? or maybe not adventurous? 

simple .....if you have not try how will you know? 

whats hanging and when you tried on is totally different?

remember this 


' fashion changes but style endure'
coco chanel 

(to be continued....)

Chapter 2 - when you least expected...

on the 5 nov 2015 I just finish my last paper in my bachelor in marketing ( I am 26 btw) and was looking for full time jobs ... after was rejected by 3 big brands applying for sales associate I felt a bit down but not yet defeated......


one agent ( a very nice lady) told me I feel that I will suit the position ...so she send my resume to the client (no expectation) and by my surprise after 2 round of interview. I was given the position ! I think being a new graduates you have to be in the worst position ever .....a company is looking for someone who need experience and yet when you go back to service industry with a bachelor degree you are over qualified...anyway that was the first company who decided to hire me and is gonna be in my disadvantage as I have no prior knowledge  or education about fashion... I need to learn fast and proof to myself and them. I am the type of person who you like challenges and proof to you I Will do excellent .... my perfectionist character and competitive soul as an aries 


 I guess this is what I will always remember for life 

'you have no experience , but I See potential in you. you just required a bit of polishing...you are outspoken and yet soft spoken and I Could see you have sense of style and you present yourself well....the image suites our company....this is what i can offer....just remember there will be people who will hate you and even ask why they hire this boy....get along with everyone and they will help you next time ....i don't know how but that is your problem to fix...and just remember I won't hesitate to fire you anytime if the sales figure is low as much  " My lady boss


sounds like DEVIL WEARS PRADA scene ...yup that is what I experience ....

my lady boss may sound fierce to you but in my eyes she is actually a strong  and no nonsense type of woman . she was direct and yet she told me a few tips during the interview which only shows she kinda cares and wanted to groom me.....I was kinda happy that someone finally wanted to invest on me and believe that i will do great.....I know I can .....

I Decided to go with her  and the company because at the end of the day I feel this position that i never heard of in my countries and never advertised .....was recommended and least expected become something ..... Life can be funny at time .....dont plan and just follow your heart.... I will share more about my job in future once i sign my contract ..... practically my job duties is be a stylist....be good in sellling any product from furniture to even kitchen ware or even bed....candles....I need to do PR...Events and i Can do fashion shoot ....the list just goes on....practically I am jack of all trades and whetever the clients want i need to be able to achieved and give them advice.


at the end of interview...i nod my head....and shake her hand firmly

" I hope I didn't offend or scares you in any way ....I hope you will think about this position"
as she hold her balenciaga clutch bag and walk away from me....


I whisper to myself with disbelief .....' I get the job......" and  smiles 






Thursday, November 12, 2015

Chapter 1- PILOT


Just like the beginning of every series ...this is a blog about the Things I am passionate about and to improve in my english writing ( honesty) is the kind of a journal about what is the most current trend or just something on my mind that I wish to discuss..... just remember Everyone has their own personal taste


 so let me tell you more about myself



  • I have interest in fashion, food, travel and Psychology


  • Appreciation of design and beautiful Craftsmanship, Watches and Jewelery


  • I am bad at drawing though and I am color blind ( deficient of green and red but i can see ....just differently from other)


  • I have a good sense of style and didn't realize it- most of my friends told me and ask for my advice


  • I see the good thing in life and tend to be analytical thinker
  • I am simple guy who enjoy quiet time but can be a shopoholic


To be continue.....



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