Socialite: This is unnecessary drama
Blogger Sara Shantelle Lim called socialite Kim Lim her "good friend" in her press release.
However, Miss Kim Lim, the daughter of billionaire tycoon Peter Lim, clarified that she and Lim "are not close".
She said: "I was a little pissed off and upset that both my father and I were name-dropped in the press release. Now I am dragged into this saga when I didn't even want to be involved."
Miss Kim Lim added that she had got to know Miss Lim through a mutual friend a few months ago.
Miss Lim then invited Miss Kim Lim for a sponsored eyebrow embroidery session at her beauty salon.
"Sara then asked me if I wanted to sponsor her birthday bash and I told her I'd think about it."
Miss Kim Lim eventually decided on sponsoring a barrel of beer in return for the eyebrow embroidery.
"To me, it was like a business transaction," she said.
Miss Kim Lim is not attending Miss Lim's birthday bash as she is flying off to Europe for a business meeting.
She said: "But even if I am in Singapore, I would have just turned up, wished her happy birthday and left. I wouldn't have stayed long as we are not close.
"Initially, I was even thinking of pulling out the beer sponsorship as I felt that this whole issue had given me a lot of unnecessary drama. I just want to clarify that I am not the one throwing the expensive birthday bash, nor am I her good friend."