Noelle Mikazuki

The Awesome One

May 31, 2014

Just Some Random Disclaimer/Clarifications/About Me Facts

I've been receiving constant comments on the following which I've explained/replied before on my Twitter but new people keep asking and stuff so I'm doing this once and for all! 

It'd be a super wordy post but I hope it answers your questions.

1. Why are you always sick? 

No. I am not always sick.
Yes, I do fall sick really easily because my body is weak and catches virus really easily.
Also, I'm allergic to really weird stuffs like certain seafood, citrus, caffeine.

So what happens to me after intaking such food/product?

Seafood - 
My throat will swell and I can hardly breathe, it's deadly. So I really shun them.
Weird part about me is, though I'm allergic to seafood (most), I can still take some like fish, crabs, lobsters. No prawns no mussels no others. 


It's been tested and proven! 
My mum who was initially doubtful of my allergy which only kicked in when I was 10, tested it out on me secretly (bluffing me it's other meat) and my throat swelled really bad after which, I felt so horrible.

Citrus - 
My throat will itch and I'll start to run a fever as high as 38 or sometimes even 39 degree.
It's literally throat infection in the doctor's terms. But I'm not sure why either. A tiny volume like 1 sip of orange juice is good enough to make me down the next day.

And the worse part about this is, NO ONE STATES on their food/drinks if it contains it!
I'm very very very conscious about even getting a drink in the supermart, I'd check if it contains citrus or any similar acid in it before purchasing. 
But some cafes/restaurants/bubble tea shops, they do not indicate at all.
Unless it's a pure citrus related drink.
And that is why I always fall sick so frequently, due to the wrong intake of food/drinks.

I've been drinking plain water 90% of the time. 
It's just the 10% of the time where I crave for some good food/drink that is flavoured. So, fml.

Then, some smart alecs would advise me to take Vit C.

Because I'm allergic to it.

Wtf? Yes, trust me when I say I know.
I can't take Vit C because 99% of Vit C contains citrus.
I've even consulted the doctor to ask for an alternative but to no avail.

2. Why do you not reply comments?

So apparently some people mistook me as being arrogant for not replying comments.

I'm probably the friendliest person online you could find that is real.

Facebook -
I don't like to reply via mobile unless it's urgent because if I reply on the go, it's just gonna be a very pacifying reply. I take time aside once or twice a week whenever I turn on my com to reply comments.

Twitter - 
If your profile is on private, I CANNOT SEE YOUR TWEETS TO ME, AT ALL.
And if not, I do not receive notifications when you tweet to me, so sometimes I miss them. Other times, I'd just reply later than normal.

Blog -
I seldom have any comments on my blog, so I'd skip.

YouTube - 
I do not reply because I don't see a need to.
I'm constantly appreciative of the support given by my friends/fans. I don't really have to reply every single comment by a Thank you right..? I mean, it's just meaningless. Unless the comment is asking me something or said something really really touching.

And I really appreciate them.

3. Why do you not reply FB messages?

I hate this the most.

Guys come up to me, and say "hi" and sometimes when I reply, THEY MIA.


That's why I rarely reply "hi" messages nowadays.
If you don't come up with a topic with me, I won't. You get it? It's just basic.


Like seriously? 

The words used are so disgusting and fake it turns me off so much I don't even wanna read them.
It's like a copy paste to every girl on their FB kind of msges.

Other than that, I do reply 80% of my FB messages.
Especially people who needs help/ask me about some stuffs/sincerely wants to make friends with me.
FRIEND, not girlfriend/onenightstand/etc.

And regarding the remaining 20%,
I'm someone that is really busy. I do not commit my time to FB msges 24/7. 
And sometimes even if i go on FB on my phone, I do not read msges because I'm just an old antic that likes to reply on big screens. And that aside, I don't like the lag of messenger and I do not have any notifications. 


Why you ignore me?

I hate it when people say this. Because I was honestly wanting to reply them, just at a later timing.
Saying that makes me feel really pissed off, as if I'm obliged to reply them?!!
And since you think I'm ignoring you, I SHALL.

4. Why you always emo?

No. I'm not always emo.

I admit, I do get emotional at times. And once I get "emo", it's gonna be for a period.
But I have to really clarify that I'm 90% of the time happy and people who knows me will know.

And I'm sorry that I'm just human to sometimes vent it on my social media platform.
For attention, yes.
But not attention from you guys, but from the person I want to direct it to.

I do admit that it's not the best way to solve an issue or anything.
I am trying to keep off social media once I get upset/emotional.


Stop judging when you don't even know anything.

5. When is your next GTalk session?

I've explained this so many times I don't reply this qn anymore.

To be honest, I do not know.
Main reason being, I'm really busy with life. Even if I had the time, I'd do a cover.


I'm a grown adult now, entering the working society, having to pay many bills.
And I need to work and have money, before I do something I like.
Cold harsh reality, but its true.

Doesn't GTalk pay well?

Yes. The hourly pay for official session is pretty attractive.
But there's only 4 slots a day, 7 days a week. Which sums up to 28 "official" sessions a week.

But how many DJs do we have? 20?

The top 2 DJs on the list gets 4 sessions a week. That is already 8, leaving the rest with 20.
Ranked next would get 3 each then 2 then left with the loose slots no one wants for those that aren't in the top 8 lists.

How to be in DJ Top 8 list?

Gifts from our listeners/supporters/fans.
Which costs money.

So the more people pay for you, you get to have more chances on having officially paid sessions.
If not, you'd have to do unofficial (unpaid) sessions to gain enough gifts (gold) to hold an official.

I know it's only fair, so that the company earns and people gets who want to be on stream.
So I'm not ranting or complaining. 
I'm just explaining why I'm not doing it because, I simply don't have the time to do sessions and not get paid.

Fyi. Even for the gifts commission, we have to hit a certain quota before we can cash out.
And if we don't, the gold gets converted to silver. Which means we have to start from 0 again the next month.

I know some of you guys are willing to spend on me and buy me gifts just to be able to go on stream.
But the problem is, I do not want you guys to waste those money.

Most of you guys out there are like what?
Probably still schooling and those money are money saved from not eating or working part time outside.
I just don't feel good to earn your money, though most of them are given to Garena.

I'd rather you guys save up and buy my EP album one day when it's out, if it's out!

. . . . . . . . . . 

I might be stubborn and maybe some say, stupid.
But I have and live by my own thinking and morals.

I initially joined GTalk because it was a good platform for me to let more people know about me.
Not me as me, but me for my singing, my music.

But half way along the way when they started introducing the ranking system, I got competitive.
I got lost. I lost initial aim and goals that I've joined GTalk for.
And that's why I took a long break off the online platform and went to do some live gigs instead.


I'm not saying that I'd be gone from GTalk forever.
I'll be back one day when I'm free. Without any stress or anything, not for the money or etc. 
But just to catch up with you guys and really sing for you guys :)

So do stay tune to my Facebook page for any updates ok!



And I hope you guys get to understand me a bit more. 

Sorry for ranting and raging and the wordy post.
I'll update soon on my events and do up a cover once I'm well from my sore throat!

Till then, BYE.

May 16, 2014

Taiwan Trip [2013] - Fatimaid Café


I'm glad I'm still motivated enough to update my Taiwan trip from last year, haha.
(I gave up on my USA Trip posts hahaha!)

So here comes one of my fav Cafés from Taiwan!

Fatimaid Café
台北市, 鄭州路21巷4號2樓
No. 4, Lane 21, Zhèngzhōu Rd, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10041
Tel: +886 2 2559 2620

How to get there?

Take the Metro to Taipei Main Station > Walk through the Y zone underpass (like Sg's City Link) > Exit from Exit Y11

You'll get to walk pass these shops and see the sign above at the top right of the pic?
Yes, that's the exit you'll need to get out from!

It took me 15 mins to find this place.

Not because it's far from the Exit, but because it wasn't distinctive enough.
It's actually right in front of the Exit, right in front!
I didn't know and no where online showed pictures of it, so I ended up walking round and round -.-

(For reference, you can just try to spot the electronic shop, it's just beside.)

Like every other cafés, there's a min spending.

Min Spending : NT250
Max Time Limit : 90mins

In case you're wondering why there's a time limit, this is kind of a norm for Maid Cafés :)

Haha, awkward face here because..

As in, yes I worked in one before.
But I've never stepped into one as a customer before!!
And I was SOOOO shy because the girls there were so friendly and moe~ ww


This waffles costed NT230, which is est. SGD9+

It tasted good! 
Not fantastically good, but good enough to get by!

Cream of Mushroom, came with the set meal!

Curry Omu Rice!

This was NT290, est. SGD12
It tasted okay, normal. Not too horrible.

I'd actually say it tasted good, compared to the food standard of local's maid cafes.

And there's this really cute journal the meido passed to me to leave my mark!

Which I felt was really nice :)
They say that they'd once in a while read them when they have the time to!

I really loved the environment and atmosphere here.
It's my 2nd favorite out of the many cafés I've been to in Taipei! Rating

Location: 10/10
Atmostphere: 10/10
Price: 9/10
Food Quality: 7/10
Customer Service: 10/10

Overall Rating: 9.2/10

Although the experience was really shy and I literally went dokidoki when they served me~
But I really enjoy dining here and I'd come back again, maybe with friends!

I'd recommend you guys to try it out,
it's a lifetime experience if you haven't tried it before!
(Though I guess Japan's would be better but I haven't got the chance to yet~)

May 12, 2014

HIPPO ProOne [ Review ]

So......I know you guys are excited for this post!!

Review of my newly bought earphones,

A few of you managed to guess the brand, it's HIPPO!
And it's not really well known in Singapore/world actually.

I'm not sure where it originated from either, even after much googling.

Why did I get this despite the lack of branding?

I tried the Shure's SE215 and SE315, which fell within my budget of $300.
But to be honest, the quality wasn't as good. And I was actually pretty disappointed.

I used to own a Shure earphones which has a really great overall control on the low, mids and high.

However, the SE215 and SE315 was a great disappointment.
No doubt that the bass and lower tones were relatively strong. 
But the highs were too weak to even up.

The SE425, which costed slightly above my budget was better. But still, not good enough.

What I look for in a pair of earphones?

1. Clarity. 
Especially in the high tones.

I cannot stand muffled high notes, it just irks me to an extend I'd slam my mp3 off.

2. Comfort.

Basically, my ear has a weird shape. Everyone says so after they try the earpiece on me.
Normal in-ear earphones wouldn't fit, it just drop out after moving a little. And it just feel really insecure and uncomfortable, like it'll be easily pulled out anytime. So I had to have earphones that would have a hunchback to support and hold against my ear. 

Like this.

3. Price.

My budget was set at a gauge of $300, plus or minus a little would be fine.
I tried the Shure's SE535 and it was pretty great (though still lacking a little on the higher notes), but it costed a bomb of at least SGD700+. And of course, the even higher priced sets like SE846 were greater sounding, but too high end for users like me. 


So finally after the recommendation of Jaben's staffs, 
I tried and decided to get this unknown brand (to me), HIPPO.

Ok, enough of words.

Inside the box, a small portable earphone casing :) 

It came with the earphones, earphone casing, ear buds, and this really cool stick!
It's to remove the ear wax from the ear buds!! Hehe, so cute!! 


Driver: Single Balanced Armature
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 18kHz
Sensitivity: 112dB/mW
Impedance: 16 ohms
Cord length: 1.2m

So, overall review of the Earphones itself.

Looks/Design: 4/10
Obviously it looked kind of cheap, because of the wire design. Also, they didn't really have any branding printed on the earphones. But I love the transparent color, like SE215! Hehe.

Comfort/Fit: 8/10
It fitted my ear pretty okay. The hunch was a little small for me and thus making it slightly loose but still acceptable and better than most earphones. Only Shure's earphones shape fit me perfectly, after trying so many earphones, so I can't really expect much from other brands. This was the second best already.

Noise Isolation: 7/10
Barely acceptable. Not too bad but not really impressive.

Sound Quality - Low: 5/10
After a week usage of the earphones, I felt that it lacked bass quite badly.
It was okay on the overall, but just lacking that bit of bass to make the music come alive.

Sound Quality - Mids: 8/10
The mids were pretty fine and performed up to my expectations! 

Sound Quality - High: 7/10
Their high notes were pretty nicely done. Just that it appears really thin (if you understand what I mean) and it peaks a little when it gets slightly louder. The overall is fine, it just lack the layers.
But comparatively to the other earphones I tried in the existing market (with the other factors into consideration), it was considerably good.

Price: 9/10
Considering the quality (compared to the other big brands), this was really cheap actually.
It costed me SGD168, with a year of warranty and free HIPPO Mp3!


So yes, I'm done with this earphones review!
I hope this might help some of you out there trying to get your pair of right earphones :)

Honest comment, this is not the best earphones I owned.
But the old one that I'm using don't have stock in the market anymore.
So this was the best within my budget I could make do with.

So, till I can afford a better set.

May 10, 2014

Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2014

Ever watched those films in the Cinemas/TV adverts and felt that you could do better?
But there was no chance and platform for you to showcase your talents?






After successfully hosting CMPA for the past 2 years, it's back in search of more talented and undiscovered film makers (like you) to fulfil Cathay Organization's conviction towards Singapore's film industry development!


So, what do you have to do in this competition?

In conjunction to Cathay's 79th Anniversary,
You'll be needed to produce a 79 seconds long film, in 79 hours!


To be honest, this sounds very fun and exciting to me!!
The theme will be released on the briefing day itself and you have 79 hours to compete with your competitors with the best 79 seconds long film!

ABOVE was the past year's

It was super entertaining and funny hahahaha!
And really creative to be able to think of such an idea, super cute!!


And what's more exciting about this competition,


Best Motion Picture: 
- $15,000 in cash (the largest cash prize for a short film competition in Singapore)
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 8 weeks


$15,000 for the Best Motion Picture!
$15K LEH!! Can pay the downpayment for a 3 room flat in Singapore!!

And what's best about this is you'll get to have your film screened in ALL Cathay Cineplexes!
It's like the best exposure you could ever have in Singapore for short film makings!

1st Runner up:
- $8,000 in cash
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 8 weeks in 2015

2nd Runner up: 
- $5,000 in cash
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 8 weeks in 2015

Viewers’ Choice: 
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 8 weeks in 2015



I'm sure you see some really familiar faces out here :)


So what are you waiting for?

(Click to download the registration form)

Online registration will close on 14th May
But you can always do a walk-in registration on 17th May (8-9am)


Call for entries: Now till 14th May 2014
Competition Period: 17h May to 20th May 2014 
Awards Night and Prize Presentation: 18th July 2014



Ending this post with the quote I liked most on the CMPA website,

P.S. If you're hesitating, why not just join and try? At least you try! You'll never know what you'll gain out of this competition. Friends; Exposure; Experience; Fun; and maybe even the Awards! :)


More details can be found on
Or email to if you have any enquiries!