Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Here's looking at you, kid

I had a good time gallivanting tonight. Bought new craft stuff from Made With Love that I can't wait to use. Serendipitously bumped into Chelle who has a discount card! Whee. Hopped over to vivocity where I met up with my cousin who's temping at the national geographic store's Big Blue exhibit. Oh, the funny questions passers-by have it real?..(feeding time's at 4, she says, deadpan. She has her dad's sense of humour.) Anyway, the exciting thing to a stationery freak like me was there were free notebooks up for grabs! Fill in a short quiz related to the exhibit and exchange it for a notebook at the nearby very cool Nat Geo store. I want to go back to the Nat Geo store soon and check out all there cool stuff. the exhibit's on only till 3 may, folks! I know, I know - I've been caught, hook, line and sinker :) Ok I just had to say that.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mini poster for a friend

So the story behind this is this:

This was for a friend who was very stressed. So I decided to focus my crafting activity for the week on making her a card.

I used a card from paper source ('Do something creative every day' is their motto), and started stamping. As I've mentioned, I've been doing craft stuff with my colleague who is also into it, and what a nice lunch time activity it makes! We're trying to get together once a week.

Open the pretty card and ta-da! A mini poster. I'm utilising my love, elsie stamps, still getting the hang of them but they work pretty well and the little ladybug stamp is a favourite. I was trying to keep the colour scheme pretty spare but anyway the letters can be coloured in and customised by the recipient, which I think is cool.

The Bible verse behind the text is from 1 Peter chapter 5 verse 7.
"...casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."
Incidentally, is that a play on words?

A long time ago, when I was still in school, Calvin gave me a little decorative thing with that verse on it. I still have it on my desk. It reminds me of what it felt like to be a student and have piles of work to do. I am so glad those days are over and I thank God for bringing me through all those times!

Once upon a time, two girls got together to make t-shirts for their
music team in church. They had all this fabric writer which they also
used for cards and such.

Years later, one of the girls remembered she still had them at the
back of her drawer and fished them out for use in Sunday School.
Amazingly, they still worked! And so another generation got to enjoy
them. The end.

[Afternote: Hmm, the Tulips brand was all dried up after all but I'm happy to report that the Scribbles brand lasts a long long time ;)]

Friday Night

I took a stroll down Orchard Road. I haven't been there in ages so it
feels sightly alien. Behold the new Orchard Central, at the site of
the old specialist's centre.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Random sounds of music

On and off, I've been feeling like watching The Sound of Music. Well, I will get down to it sooner or later. Meanwhile, here's something that tickled me. I particularly liked the little remix thing going on :p (via molly irwin)

This past weekend was a whirl of activity. I was thinking I should feel less guilty for the weekends in which I gleefully spend Saturday morning goofing around.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Discovery of the day

Treasure! Buried under a pile of Christmas cards! To Kino we will go...

Friday, April 10, 2009


The surfing amusement continues. Via Elise.
Also from her site: I agree that this photographer is really good! I like.
Incidentally, this is my 100th post! I am slightly surprised that it's continued :)

Fashion and Art

I really wish Jacob had an online store.

Life Un-Emcumbered

I am feeling a little under the weather.
Maybe it's a post-holiday reaction, what with the loss of my million-dollar pool-and-sea view at breakfast time?
I was pretty busy when I got back to work, and it was a relief that this week was a short one.

So. I have a slight cold on the horizon but a long weekend ahead of me. So far, so good.

I am indulging in enjoying the moment, reveling in my beloved weekend morning activities i.e. lolling about the couch with newspapers in hand and surfing about the blogosphere. And hunting for cool new fonts.

And oh! This has just tickled me. A photo of canoing (or kayaks? I never know the diff.) in France, via a cup of jo. There was a time when feli and I were in France and we were taken with a wild fancy to canoe in some river in the middle of nowhere. So we got all excited and started making long-distance phone calls in a bid to get ourselves some kayaks. (Bonjour monsieur, do you have any kayaks...?) Alas, we were foiled by a lack of time for the said kayaking. Still, we tried. Ah, days of freedom and fancy.

It is a very good Friday indeed.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dinner at Khaima, Moroccan Restaurant


There is something magical about an open living room with the wind
blowing through. I could gaze at the horizon for a long long time.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A great way to start the day.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Garden Party

Serendipitiously, we were invited to the gala opening of ayana hotel &
spa last night - this was previously the ritz carlton. There were a
million lights in the garden.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What a view

This is the most amazing view I've ever seen. St Tropez pales in
comparison :)

Caption: the view from the hillside (outdoors!!) lift

Poolside 0815hrs

After breakfast.

Where I am this minute

Sun rises early in Bali. I was up at 6am to enjoy the peace and quiet.
We are up on a hill and it feels like we are the only ones around. I
am enjoying this respite from everything.