Christmas Special: My Gift Of Love - Honesty | Clozette

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This Christmas, we’ve invited 3 lovely female guest influencers to share with us what their Christmas experience was like with their other half, and the best gift they’ve ever received from him - a gift that can never be bought.

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Kaiting & Ken

Dazzling lights hung up in the cities, green and red packaging occupying the shelves in the shops, decorated pine trees appearing at every corner and chirpy music playing everywhere… It’s the time of the year again when people gather with their beloved families and friends in celebration of this joyous season; and also the time when people comb through malls to prepare for their annual gift exchanges. It seems like everyone in town is getting ready for Christmas, and so are Kaiting Cheng and her other half, Ken Seah.
 
The charming Singaporean lifestyle influencer, who just recently became the representative of Singapore for the face of Sony Xperia, is a fan of Christmas like most of us. The festive season of love and giving, is in fact her and her partner’s favourite occasion. To them, as Christmas falls in December, it also presents the perfect opportunity for them to reflect on the wonderful year that they’ve spent together.



As a pair who enjoys doing a lot of activities together, Kaiting and Ken usually spend their free time watching movies, café-hopping, exploring Instagram-worthy places and sometimes attending blogger and media events together. Although the bubbly and cheerful couple just started dating each other last year, they already knew each other since they were in primary school - and Ken even attended Kaiting’s 11th birthday party before (How cute!). Ten years down the road, they crossed paths again while walking around in town, with a little help from their families who somehow spotted each other. From there, cupid worked its magic and now here they are with each other, ready to embrace their second Christmas together.



How do you guys usually celebrate Christmas?

Gathering at my close friend's house, strumming the guitar, singing carols and dancing! (We even did a spontaneous cover of Taylor Swift's Blank Space last Christmas for fun!) Ken and I would also find time to walk along the streets in town and soak up the vibes of the festive season, spending a simple night just chatting with each other. 

 
Do you guys have the habit of exchanging gifts?
Yes! For me, I'm more of a “quality-time” person than a “presents” person, but Ken loves presents (even though he always tells me there's not a need as he feels that I'm his biggest present from God!). Nonetheless, I guess we still share the habit of exchanging gifts for Christmas, and every other special occasion such as Valentine’s Day and each other’s birthday! 
 
Is it okay if your partner didn’t give you a gift?
Of course, it’s more than alright. We are each other's biggest gifts and we really thank God and our lucky stars that we've found each other. 
 
Something interesting – if each of you is given a budget of $10, what would you get for your partner? ☺
We're both very practical, so I guess we would get each other useful things that we can use in our daily routine! An extra charging cable for phone or hair products would make a pretty decent choice.




Well, besides physical gifts, there’s definitely something else that Kaiting appreciates of her partner Ken more than anything else.


If you have to choose only one trait of your partner as the best intangible gift you’ve received from him, what would you choose?

Honesty! 
 
Why that trait?
Being very honest with each other made it easy for us to trust each other, and we all know how important trust is in a relationship. That’s one reason that makes our relationship strong. So… honesty is definitely the best gift I’ve received from him :) 
 
Share one event that made you feel that way!
I guess it was during the initial stage of our relationship when we were just getting to know each other better. He laid it all out on the table - his past, his flaws, and everything else - just being brutally honest with me. I was very impressed that he was able to do that. I knew then and there that I could be certain of him, if he was able to tell me everything at that point of time. I trust that he will never hide anything from me in the future.


In exchange, what is the one intangible gift you can give to him for the rest of your life?
Patience. Because it’s something that Ken needs in his life (laughs) 

He’s a no-nonsense kind of person when it comes to serious business, and he gets impatient when people do not put in adequate effort. Also, when he loses his stuff (like his keys), he will get very annoyed. I find that me being patient will definitely help during certain situations! 

It’s not a trait that I’m very strong at, but it’s something that I’ve grown to be good at, because I know how to better handle our situations that way. After everything is resolved, he will thank me and say that he’s very grateful that I always know how to improve the situations and make him feel better. Patience creates unity, and that goes a long way ☺



All I want for Christmas...is you.


Kaiting Cheng is a Singaporean lifestyle blogger, who blogs and shares with her readers anything to do with beauty, fasion, sports, food and even technology. Currently an undergraduate pursuing her degree in Sociology in Nanyang Technology University, Kaiting is also a passionate volleyball player for 10 years and counting. As a supporter of meaningful social initiatives, she was involved in projects such as Young NTUC’s campaign for the awareness of low wage workers, where she became a hawker centre cleaner for a day.

Well-liked for her girl-next-door look, Kaiting recently championed the title of the Face of Sony Xperia in Singapore. Moving forward, she aims to continue blogging as her passion and also try venturing into the field of Public Relations or Real Estate Management after graduation. Her boyfriend, Ken Seah is currently working in the real estate industry.

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Get in the festive spirit this season by dressing up as a Santarina! What’s that, you may ask? It’s the female version of Santa Claus, of course (and it's not Mrs. Claus)! Being a Santarina means you can bring out your sexy and fun side, adding much needed warmth to this cold weather we’re experiencing this season! But being one doesn’t mean you dress up exactly like a naughty Santa Claus, though. Your creative and fashion choices can come in to play, too!


So for this holiday season, no matter the occasion and where you go, you can be one! How? Just keep reading below for the 5 gorgeous Santarina inspirations this Christmas using fashionable pieces from UNIQLO’s collection!

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The Chic Santarina


A chic Santarina is one who is always on top of her game and feels (and knows) she can conquer anything. At the beginning of the day, she puts on her Christmas hat and lipstick, and is ready to flawlessly triumph over anything!

So if you want to be a chic Santarina, look the part by donning a striped Ponte Pencil Mini Skirt to elegantly show off your gams, a cream Extra Fine Cotton Long Shirt for a breathable and comfy top, and some killer black or nude heels! Accessorise with a Carine Silk Stole for that extra touch of femininity and high-fashion finish!


The Serene Santarina


A Santarina shouldn’t be troubled by anything because she embodies this lighthearted, beautiful, and joyous character! Nothing should ever look like something’s troubling her. So to emulate that look and vibe, a serene Santarina can dress up in a comfortable yet gorgeous getup! A black AIRism Bra Camisole will give your body a little more coverage and warmth, with a green Ponte Flare Long Dress that will softly define your curves. You can finish off your look with an off-white Cotton Cashmere V Neck Cardigan, paired with a "no makeup" makeup look for that subtle, fresh-faced Santarina glow!


Party Santarina


Santarinas, fun and free-spirited, are there to cause people great joy! They’re especially fun to be with during parties or festive celebrations! So if you want to dress up like the best holiday character of the season at your next party, you can be a Party Santarina with some chic Christmas-coloured pieces such a bright red Ponte Flare Short Sleeve Dress which will look excellent on the dance floor, and a white Vintage Narrow Belt to accentuate your waist!

Playful Santarina


Everyone has a playful and naughty side to them. If you want to get in the festive mood, rock a gorgeous Santarina outfit that will bring out all your playful tendencies and allow you to move freely and comfortably!

A sky blue Striped Boat Neck Dress will give you that beautiful feminine look, and when paired with a brown Vintage Belt, it will give the dress a chic shape! Accessorising with a black and white Boucle Scarf will add more colour to your look, while topping everything off with a Santa Hat will turn you into a Santarina no one will forget!


Cool Santarina


The definition of “cool” can often be puzzling and confusing, as well as subjective. But a “cool” Santarina, one who can embody playfulness to sexiness, is the one who will make all holiday parties enjoyable and exciting. She has the complete package, so if you want to be a cool Santarina this Christmas, you’re going to have to dress the part.

Just take a white AIRism Bra Sleeveless Top as your undergarment for that soft, simple look, a baby pink Extra Fine Cotton Long Shirt to give a pop of colour, and some black Ankle Length Pants for a comfortable but sexy finish! This look will give you and comfort and movability while being extra chic!

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Which Santarina will you be this Christmas? We look forward to seeing your festive looks!

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No one wants to look anything short of fab and festive on the last night of 2015. But with the holidays in full swing, it can be a little tricky to find time to plan a second holiday outfit. More often than not, the NYE party outfit becomes an afterthought. Gasp!

Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are five fun ideas to make your NYE outfit a little extra special. Now, just sit back, relax and raise a glass. Cheers!

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Skip the sequins this year


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There’s nothing wrong with sequins and glitters, but there are plenty of alternatives that are equally festive as the sequin dress. Take for example --- brocade. It’s an unfussy yet fancy fabric that’s glam in all the right ways. Pick: ASOS Ganni Brocade Dress

Get comfy


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Say hello to your trusty sweater. If you’re at a house party, it’s okay not to wear a dress. Know that you can still keep your look classy with a bright sweater, paired with slim-fit pants and chic flats or sneakers. Pick: ModCloth Braids For Days Sweater


Be one of the boys


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For a black tie affair, look sleek like the guys and wear a menswear-inspired tuxedo rather than a sparkly gown. Pick: Nordstrom Mural Open-Front Tuxedo Blazer


Make your jewellery the center of your look


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Let one accessory do the talking for you by making a statement necklace or a pair of big, vintage-inspired earrings the focal point of your outfit. Pair it with a simple tank dress or silk shirt. For a laid-back approach, wear it with a white shirt and unbutton the first two clasps. Pick: ZALORA PH Ethnic Statement Necklace


Keep it unexpected


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Don’t be afraid to top off your outfit with a turban, fascinator or a unique headband. It’s NYE after all, let your fashion eccentricity fly this 2016! Pick: Nasty Gal Blair Bow Headband

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Which NYE look are you going for this year? Let us know in the comment section below!

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