Thursday, February 25, 2010

Urban Outfitters




I must say, there are some really good stuff over at Urban Outfitters. I would wear every single piece I picked out here; especially the dresses. If only it wasn't that pricey... They range from US$58 - US$68 (at least for those show here), and that's not including shipping!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

On the walls!








{ via ohbara }




I've always wanted to do the pictures-on-wall thing. So over the time, I've accumalated quite a bit of frames from Ikea and Daiso and of course photos, graphics and art of my works and those that inspires me, in hope of having a collection big and pretty enough to display on wall.

However, as much as I want to do the whole pictures-on-wall thing, I need to find a way to hang those frames up without damaging or drilling holes into my wall. 3MM hooks?

It's my birthday!

My birthday was just like any other day, no fancy celebration, eating out or even a cake for that matter. Mummy dearest made quite a bit of food and that made me happy enough. Yvonne came by to join me for lunch and after reminiscing a little about our high school days, we headed to the Rivervale mall @ Seng Kang for some Daiso-shopping and that was pretty much how I spent my birthday.

Thanks y'all for all the birthday wishes! I'm happy so many people remembered, if not, Facebook certainly gives good reminders. Heh.

Mathias called and I asked if he had a birthday present for me. He said he did and that it was "jup jup lah" and proceeded to make kissing noises over the phone. That really made me laugh and when I told him it was a "cheapskate present", he said "got more lah" and went on to make more kissing noises. I know it sounds silly but it really made me so happy. DEARIE, WHY YOU SO CUTE?!

Anyway, after awhile he suddenly said "I have a surprise for you", and started singing "Happy Birthday Dearie" in a super cute and lazy voice. I couldn't stop giggling. That boy really knows how to make me happy. :)

I didn't want him to waste $ sending me things or waste time making/buying a present because he'll be having exams soon and I rather he use this time to study. But he said he does have a present for me; a surprise that will be given to me when I go over next month. I thought he was just saying it and suspects he has nothing for me at all but he later revealed a little and said it is (or will be) a drawing. Cute!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage Posters Inspiration

{ via Eighthourday's Etsy }

{ via Soviet Posters }
I really like these vintage posters so much! They are too yummy for words and each with such distinct character.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coöp

I really like all their works, they have a good range too! When I was browsing through Coöp, an ongoing collaboration between Paul Fuog and Dan Honey; I couldn't help but look and re-look. Clean and simple but engaging and interesting. Neat too, I like!

{via The Strange Attractor }

CNY 2010

My family is huge. That's not even ALL the cousins (maternal side). I think everyone's good looking! I like the photo with my Mum and brother; we all do kind of look alike, don't we? Papa was upstairs playing mahjong. Hehe. What's CNY (or any other gathering) without mahjong?

Andrei Robu

I like this typeface (or anything remotely colourful). Typographic/illustrative work by Romanian artist Andrei Robu.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Je t'aime beaucoup

I met up with my cousin Xiuwei (had to force her to come meet me because she just wanted to laze at home. It's the last day of the CNY holidays and I really wanted to be out).

The most unexpected thing happened today; her husband Paul surprised her with a trip to Paris/London! She found out about it only on the day itself, just about 6 hours before the time they're supposed to fly off. I was with her when the surprise was revealed and even though it was not involving me at all, I cannot help but feel sooooo happy and excited for her! I was even telling her just before, that the both of them should go for a much needed holiday together, after slogging at work for the past 365 days or more.

She told me that everyone around her has been saying strange things, so she'd suspected something, but did not know where and when, and thought that it'll probably be Japan. Well, next time you want to plan a surprise, DO NOT tell anyone at all because normal people won't be able to contain their excitement/try too hard to keep the secret, they'll let it out of the bag without meaning to.In this case, Paul had to tell his workers about the trip because they'll be doing the follow-ups while they are away. He'd expected them to slip their tongues, so he gave all required details, leaving out only the destination.

He'd already bought most of their much needed winter wear beforehand (how sweet!), leaving us just enough time to do some last minute shopping for some gloves, furry ear muffs and boots for her. I feel really, really happy for them and was compelled to buy matching navy blue turtlenecks from Uniqlo for the lovely couple.

PS: Beef Bolognese Pasta (near tasteless) and Creamy Lobster Bisque soup (which was not creamy at all) at Delifrance@Tampines Mall really kind of sucks.

{ Image via Joon Ho's Flickr }

Maxi dresses





I don't know why, but lately I really feel like wearing maxi dresses. I recently worn the one and only maxi dress I have to work but it was really inconvenient; being the halter neck/low cut type; so I had to cover up with a scarf most of the time.

So far, it has proven quite hard to find suitable ones in Singapore. The ones I found are mostly halternecks, tubes or with plunging necklines, not ideal for work at all. I'll continue looking out for one that is casual/comfortable enough for daily wear but still suitable for work, and hopefully within my S$80 budget!

The Victoria's Secret one (no. 6) is my favourite so far, in terms of colour, cutting and style. It was perfect until I saw the price. It would be around S$160 and that is not including shipping. *sigh*

1. Max Azria Sleeveless Floral Gown, US$428
2. Milly's Multicolored Stretch-Jersey Maxi Dress, £362.87
3. Oasis Embellished Maxi Dress, £65.00
4. Rebecca Taylor Floral-print Maxi Dress, £171.20
5. Azura 1970s Floral Chiffon Halterneck Maxi Dress, £935.08
6. Victoria's Secret Necklace Maxi Bra Top Dress, US$108

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

It's my birthday today! According to the Chinese lunar calender, that is.

Tomorrow is also the last day of the CNY holidays! I feel like cleaning my room up a little, shopping for awhile at Daiso (it's never awhile though) and meeting up with my cousins (hope they'll be free) for a good dinner and then doing some shopping (I really feel like getting nice new dresses!).

I really need to alter some dresses, throw out shoes that i don't wear anymore, organize all my accessories, standardize all the hangers in my wardrobe, fix up my shelves, hang up some pictures on my wall and make some colourful buntings to brighten up my room!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Booboo

She enjoys looking out windows! She would always put her tiny paws on the side of the door so she could prop herself up and peer out the windows. Even when we're at home, she would sit by the window (it's the full length kind) and sometimes spends up to an hour just looking out at who knows what.

Made with love

Me and my colleague Meowmeow got together one fine Sunday afternoon to bake Valentine's Day cookies for all the lovely people at our workplace. Twelve jars in total!

We used some sort of a pre-mix, but even then, the cookies somehow manage to turn out weird. We also felt a need to write an apology note to go along with the cookies; and we blamed the oven! Haha! I think we must have spent twice the amount of time normal people take to bake them. All I can say is, we are just lousy bakers.

Let's squish our fruit together



This really got me laughing. I am liking the Improv Everywhere missions. They really do bring a big smile to my face!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Improv Everywhere


I know it's a little late for a Christmas-related post; but I like it so much, I just have to share it.

A little about the Improv Everywhere missions:
Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.
{Taken from here}

{ via Color Me Katie } (She's super cute)

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Knit me these!

I have a soft spot for anything knitted (and grey). These are fantastic! I really need to learn how to knit. And if I could, I would be knitting scarves, bags, necklaces and bangles of course!

For those of you who might be interested to make these too, patterns can be found here!

{ via Design*Sponge }

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Advertisements




A collection of print advertisements involving animals. The last picture is just so cute, I wish all pugs look like that!

{ via Onetrapixel }

Onetrapixel is a weblog showcasing useful tutorials, interesting articles, resources and references; all compiled and organized nicely for you.