Thursday, May 31, 2012

some kind of dream.

So just yesterday, I ask my better half this question "If given a choice, would you like to move to Australia and live there?"

I do not know what he was thinking then or if he had an answer to that but for myself, I want to if I could and if he wanted to.

I know, some may doubt if I could get used to a new life, a new culture. I feel like I could use a good change, a new adventure sometime, maybe now.

Do you ever get the feeling that you belong somewhere else, just not here. Yes, I get that feeling a lot.

It is some sort of a dream now, but just like what Rachel said to me, keep that dream alive. I will keep that dream alive alright, you betcha. (:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Exploring Tiong Bahru Bakery + Thrifting.

Finally, I set foot into the much talked about Tiong Bahru Bakery in the quaint and quiet Tiong Bahru Estate. It was well worth the travelling there and I got to taste the much acclaimed chocolate croissant and I have a new favorite, do not know the name but I think its Caramel roll? I didn't think very much of the ham and cheese bread though.

The coffees were good. I had my fix of hot mocha and dear had a cup of his favourite latte. Despite the crowd and the noise that came with an overcrowed bakery, all in all, I was glad I made the trip. Walking out, I spotted Orange Thimble next door. That's my next pitstop for another lazy afternoon. (:

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After a full tummy, dear suggested popping by Sungei Rd Thieves Market which i gladly said yes to! There isn't very much places to thrift from in Singapore if you have to know. Initially, you would probably see "junk" rather than treasure. But as you dig deeper and you pay more attention to each stall, you start discovering gems. I spotted some typewriters, some really vintage but unfortunately pricey cameras and vintage picnic baskets. I thrifted a vintage picnic basket home that day and boy was I mighty happy!


You would be sure to catch me back there some other time. And if you asked me why I would rather be there shopping under the hot sun rather than staying put in a nice mall? I would have to say I value the experience of searching for treasures and getting excited when I find something I want, that I would not be able to find in our usual shopping centres. (:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pink ATCs for a cause.

Saying hi via the iphone blogger app once again. It has been a long and busy week so far, and it only just started! i tried to scrapbook yesterday, and I could feel some mojo running somewhere but I was just too tired and i crashed in bed. bummer.

Weekends were pretty okay. I managed to get June's DT kit instructions up early and got around to finally creating the pink ATCs that I promised Annette. Its for a special cause so I'm really all for it! Thanks Anette for such a meaningful initiative!

So I will end my post with a picture of my pink ATCs, have a good week everyone! (:

Friday, May 18, 2012


Cold Bean Curd with Atap Chee (I requested for this combi), Selegie Beancurd, Kovan.
Half a lobster, Chui Xiang Kitchen.

Medz, Orchard Central B2.

Life's good with food.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pinspiration: of quotes, patterns & mint jeans.

What am I totally digging on Pinterest since last week:

Quotes packed with a punch.


Must try patterns.


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And mint jeans. I am still deciding if it is a want or a need. heh. I don't really see any stores selling mint jeans now so if you do, please drop me a note here. (:


All pictures credits to the ever so inspirational "Pinterest". (:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Celebrating my 25th.

Oh yes, I'm finally in my mid-twenties. One chapter closes, another one opens. I believe, an even better chapter it would be. And already the start of my 25th was an exciting one! Dear surprised me with a birthday dinner at Morton's. We had so much to eat, service was good, we left as happy customers with a full belly of beef, sauteed mushrooms and a very deliciously warm chocolate cake. Dear treated me like a queen, Morton's too. (: I even got to bring home a complimentary photo, only for the birthday boys and girls!

The following day, another surprise came! Dear presented me with my first Kate Spade bag! I needed a formal bag in the longest time. He knows what I need, all the time. Blessed, very blessed indeed.

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This will not be a year wasted but a year of adventures, meaningful things and a year journeying in love with my favourite man. Most of all, another year growing deeper and closer with the Lord, giver of life. Life in abundance, without fearing any lack. Thanks be to God, Amen. 

Nutella Cupcakes


In my list of 25, I set out to bake at least 4 items before I turn 26. As requested by my favourite guy, I made nutella cupcakes yesterday. Just so you know, I haven't quite baked in a really long time. Its a wonder I can actually remember what to do and how to do it right.



What you need:
10tbsp butter - softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2tsp vanilla essence
1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4tsp salt
2tsp baking powder
Nutella approx. 1/3 cup

Preheat oven to 165degC

Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners

Cream together butter and sugar til light
Add in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated

Dun worry if the batter dun look smooth
Add vanilla

Stir in flour, salt and baking powder til batter is uniform and no flour remains
Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter
They should b 3/4 full – if you’re not using a scoop
Top each cake with 1 1/2tsp nutella

Swirl nutella in with a toothpick, making sure to fold abit batter up over the nutella

Bake for 20’

Remove to a wire rack to cool completely
Makes 12 large cupcakes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Turned 25 yesterday, offically in my mid twenties now! Still in transition but looking forward to exciting times, more perspectives & new adventures!

Before my 25th, I had my share of good times when I was 24:

1. Took a plane for the first time to Hong Kong.
2. Conquered Bangkok.
3. Was on my first DT- Scrap with V.
4. I graduated! My favourite person graduated too!
5. We signed the lease for our new home.
6. Attended 4 weddings and rejoiced over the birth of a friend's baby, Jayden.
7. Experienced a 7 course fine dining for the first time at Dozo, with my favourite person.
8. Learnt Coptic Bookbinding.
9. Went for my first musical- Wicked.
10. Went for my first concert- Jayesslee.

There are more than just 10 awesome things that happen last year but I would have to say, I rocked my 24th, with loved ones, with friends, and lots of good food! And so 25th would be an even better year, I believe!

Check out my list of 25. Hope I can tick them off before my 26th!

Thanks for leaving me birthday wishes on facebook, instagram, textes and calls. I am blessed. (:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Blogger's an iphone app!

Okay, as per title, its a happy discovery! Now i can blog via my phone on days where I'm just too busy to on the com and do so. Blogging on the go, how's that!

And as shared in my previous (not sure which) post, I would really like to blog more frequently and to extend the topics to be blogged from just crafts to other interesting things.

So have a blessed Sunday! (:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Challenge Layouts

Month of May has finally decended upon us. Things have been good despite the busyness, upbeat almost, always something or another to look forward to which is a good thing. Not complaining heh. ;)

Having just returned from a trip to Bangkok, I am still adjusting to being back at work, in the usual routine and of course, getting my head back into crafting. The holiday was much needed for me, to put down every commitment on my list and just have fun doing nothing but eating and shopping. I particularly enjoy the floating market & fireflies spotting. So now, counting down and planning for my next destination: Taiwan! Target date: Oct 2012. Yay!

On the crafty side, I have 2 layouts to share for this month. One's for DT's Inspiration Challenge and the other for DT's sketch challenge:



Stand to win scrappy goodies! Visit the links now and send in your entries to by 31st May 2012. Have fun!