Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rice pot

I learnt something today.

I always thought that you need a rice cooker to cook rice. Today, the canteen Aunty taught me that we could use any pot to steam rice.

So tonight, I steamed my own rice and had it with unagi, given by one of my colleagues.

Life is so interesting, I'm learning new things everyday.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fabrics Shopping

I'm so excited.

Bought 11 pieces of fabics today.

I'm excited as I could see the possibilities of bags and pouches I could make out of all these materials.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dumpling coin purse

Learnt how to make a dumpling shaped coin purse. It's actually slightly big for a coin purse. I think more suitable to put little knit Knacks like ear phones, watch, lipsticks, car key etc.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Creations

These are some of my bowls from my ceramics throwing class.

Flower Dome - Tulips

Took some photos of the flowers when I was at the Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome which had a Tulips exhibition.
I'm still using my Panasonic GF1.
It has served me well and always with me when I travel. Love its light weight and its compact size.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Penang kway teow soup

Derrick cooked Penang Kway Teow Soup yesterday and it was really tasty and delicious. It easily beat those hawkers who are selling Kway Teow Soup.

It took him a whole day to cook the dish. He also invited Gean, Adeline and Siew Boon over to feast together.

I'm really impressed with the dish.


Bday Gift #14

This is my second watch for my birthday. SB said she had never seen me wear a black vintage watch before and so gave me one.

It is a smart looking watch.

Bday Gift #13

This is really a surprised gift from a group of my colleagues. Didn't expect them to buy me anything, I'm really grateful for their gift. God bless them!

Bday Gift #12

My boss gave me this for my birthday.

It is dark chocolate and I loved it's bitter citrus taste.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bday gift #11

Met up with Cheri and she passed me this bday gift. It's like a traveling journal kit. There are note books for you to write your journal, pockets for you to insert name cards, a money pouch for currencies and also a photo album for you to paste your Polaroid photos.

I'm definitely going to use it for my coming Japan trip.

Bday celebration #3

Chee San bought me bday lunch yesterday. For more than a decade, every year, without fail he will buy me bday meal. I knew him from my trip to Silk Road in 1997. He is really very kind and sweet to remember my bday. Thanks so my bro!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bday gift #10


Bday gift #9

I remembered we had tea in Paris at Laduree, enjoying the array of macaroons. The sweet macaroons definitely went well with the afternoon tea. It is such a surprise that I'm able to enjoy Laduree macaroons in Singapore.

Bday gift #8

Hmm only my father's generation would buy such a gift. Haha! It's definitely a gift that I'll keep for a life time, since I can't spend those coins.

Bday gift #7

A simple but lovely watch to remind me that I'm running out of time. Will have to constantly remind myself to count my blessings and to be kind to others. Must appreciate our friends and family members. I think I'll need strength from God. Amen!

Bday gift #6

What lovely cupcakes, really reluctant to eat them. Thanks to Sally who is really a great baker. 真舍不得吃

Bday gift #5

This is really a surprised gift from Jia Qi. As she knows I'm currently into sewing, she presented a craft book on bags sewing to me. There are definitely great ideas in the book that'll give me inspiration.

Bday gift #4

This is really a wonderful gift. Homemade banana cake. It was really delicious and really, nothing bought from outside taste as good as this.

Thanks Maggie, for remembering my bday and taking the effort to bake the cake for me.

Monday, May 6, 2013


With my annual pass, a bday gift from Derrick, we went to view the tulips fair in the Flower Dome.

Sometimes, we need to add colours into our lives. As long as you feel happy, it doesn't matter if it's just a simple thing.

This could not beat the tulips out in nature, but could you imagine, I could still get to see rows of tulips in Singapore, few short rows though.

Bday gift #3

This is an annual pass to the Gardens by the Bay. We went to see tulips in the Flower Dome yesterday. The tulips were almost fully bloom. Really love the fragrance in the Flower Dome, not from the tulips but from another flower which I don't know the name.

Now that I have the yearly pass, perhaps I could just go for a walk in the evening just to smell flowers and enjoy the cool aircon air. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bday gift #2

These quilt cover and pillow case from Muji is a gift from Lee Shan.

The material is so soft and comfortable, so tempted to use it to make into shorts and bags. Hehe!

Bday gift #1

Adeline never fails to buy me something that promote health and beauty. This is a gift from Adeline and Gean. It's green tea powder packed with collagen. Supposedly to detox the body and promote good complexion.

Bday celebration #2

We came back home for tea and cakes after dinner. We sat around the dining table and chatted the night away. My bday wish is for all my family members and friends to be in the best of health and to come to know God in a personal way.

Bday celebration #1

Last night we went to a Korean restaurant atTelok Ayer Road to celebrate my birthday. The food is average, not too expensive though. The restaurant is huge and there won't too many people.

Bday is nothing exciting to me now, in fact it is counting down to life's end of journey. Having said that, we still should cherish whatever time we have on earth.

Bear bear

Finally completed, my first handmade wool felt key chain. After many hours of toiling and many pokes on my fingers.

It didnt turn out too bad, however don't think the chain is strong enough to last for long.

Thinking of how to incorporate wool felt into my sewing projects.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Something new

Wool craft, trying my hands on this for the first time. Got poke by the needles a few times while doing it. Hope the key chain will turn out well.

A disciplined lifestyle

I've been doing my one-minute exercise routine for more than a year. I first started with one-min planking, now I've extended i...