Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday mornings are good for room cleaning

What a difference a week makes. Today was the perfect sunny day to clean my room and change my sheets. I've been slowly recovering from a nasty flu and had to combat the germ-y feeling I had. I love a fresh clean room!

Friday, August 29, 2008

A pair of homebodies hits town

Tonight's dinner: French, Roman & Japanese... i.e. French onion soup, Caesar's salad, Tokyo chicken soup and ice lemon tea at The Soup Spoon, where the good folks apparently live for soup... The French onion soup was dee-li-cious.

Hazel and I, two self-declared homebodies, braved the crowds at City Hall to have a nice night out. Turns out I'm not the only person on this island to love notebooks, stationery, craft stuff and whatnot!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mooncake Season

I hold in my hand a $6 mooncake. That's right, a Mini Snow-Skin Mooncake with Champagne Truffle & Ganache. Whoa, Nelly.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Movie Nite!

My first movie preview. Whee.
Despite the poor reviews, I enjoyed the movie. It was a welcome flight of adventure. Then again, I have been a fan since I was about 7 and had a crush on Luke Skywalker...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wall Stickers

Back in the old days, I would from time to time splurge my $1-a-day pocket money on stationery sets from the school stationery shop (for some reason, we girls always referred to it as "auntie bookshop"... as in, meet you at auntie bookshop). I can't remember when my fascination with stickers began but they've always brought a gleam to my eye.

My attention is currently on bigger stickers - wall stickers, that is. I have a nice, blank wall that I could decorate.
1, 2 & 3 from wink, 4 from here and 5 & 6 from blik. At the moment, it looks like wink will be more attainable...available from Ig's heaven stores.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday mornings are surfing

I love Saturdays. Especially cool, slightly overcast Saturday mornings when I have nothing on for the day. A free and easy Saturday = bliss. Normally I try to go for an early morning walk with my mum but it rained this morning and so I happily slept in.

Among other things, Saturday mornings are for blog surfing. I just added a list of blogs that I visit often. They're a mixed bag - Karen Cheng is like an alternate universe (life as a 30 year old Chinese Australian with a husband, a house and 2 kids), metrodad is a guy in New York with one stylish kiddo and with whom I have almost nothing in common but find moving/hilarious anyway, and the usual suspects like the Sartorialist and the Fashion is Spinach lady. Karin has beautiful photos, the kind I would like to take myself. Random inspirations has cool design stuff that inspires me to concoct some of my own craft stuff. Nachosan, who I stumbled upon in flickr, has breathtaking photos and loves using his Japanese wife as a muse. In short, I love design, photos, fashion, life.

The fun about blog surfing is also in looking at what people whose blogs you like find inspiring themselves...and it goes on....

I want a prosumer camera of my own! Boo hoo. But I wouldn't spend so much money on one. Right now, anyway. I'm busy trying to win one through Today newspaper's current contest tie-up with Nikon... suggest a caption for their Olympics shot of the day and you might have a shot (ha ha) at a camera...ooh I hope I win.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A quick note

"A hundred years from now, it will not
matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the
kind of clothes I wore.
But the world may be much
different because I was important
in the life of a child."

Author Unknown

I thought this was beautiful.

Things I've been up to: coughing, coughing and more coughing. I was on medical leave on Tues and spent a good part of it sleeping (= not coughing = good). On the bright side, I had more time to linger over reading the Bible and started memorising some verses too. Also, I've hardly been snacking thanks to the state of my throat and am feeling lighter!

Friday, August 8, 2008

National Day Feast

There's one day of the year that I don't need to think about what to
wear to work :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Tower of Tarts

A container filled with
Pineapple tarts!


Some foods are tied to special seasons like tarts, bak kua, chap chye
and steamboat for Chinese new year.

But in Singapore you can have them all year round, much to the
detriment of my waistline...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Be smrt...go green

I'll admit, I like taking part in contests. But I do it selectively, like if it's a government-linked group wanting to give away free ipods, train rides... yes, friends, it all started in primary school when I won a Rainbow Brite boat (p.s. I couldn't for the life of me remember the name. Ever have a nagging feeling like you have something back in the deep recesses of your brain? Well that's what the web is for - and I got the name thanks to folks who care about 1980s cartoons!). After which I went on to win an exercise mat in Primary 5 from an F&N draw. I remember all these events with great fondness because in those days, we didn't have a lot. And going anywhere seemed to be such a great effort for a kid, especially since we didn't have so many options like today when we hop into a cab quite easily, or take the train to the nearest station (and then hop into a cab). So in the case of Rainbow Brite, I remember a really troublesome journey with my family to get to some faraway place called Goldhill tower just to claim the prize. And I remember feeling really bad at troubling everyone! Guess what, the toy is still in my cupboard!

Anyway, the cooler prizes I've won to date are a printer and an ipod. I wouldn't mind winning a year's worth of free transport! So I've signed up for the smrt thingy where you log in your ezlink card number to double your chances of winning. What I wanted to share was the website which I think is very amusing. The top banner shows a bus and a train whizzing by green hedges (hallo, Singapore where got trains next to green hedges??!), while the cars at the bottom don't move at all. And if you mouse over the cars, they'll give off different horn sounds! I did it accidentally and it gave me a shock!

Although if the website was being completely honest, you'd see/hear people in the cars laughing at a lame joke on class 95, and people in the trains squashed like sardines and eyeballing and tsk-ing at people who don't move in to the centre/give up their priority seat or who take up sooo much space with their newspaper or disturb the peace by playing their handheld games with the volume on. That's mass media for you!