Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hello Kitty Pouch

This is the first Hello Kitty pouch I sewed. The pouch is made using calico + pink gingham fabrics while the Hello Kitty & flowers are felt. This pouch, like all my other fabric projects, is hand sewn as I do not know how to operate a sewing machine (I don't own one either). Would love to learn how to use a sewing machine though, so that I can sew more fabric crafts & say goodbye to all those painstaking needlework!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


What interesting neighbours I've got!

Looked out of my window one morning & saw this big bird resting on the swing. I think it looks like a hornbill??

Sorry, I know I take very lousy photographs as they almost always turn out blur (I don't know why)! Not to mention my tiny camera has extremely limited zooming capabilities as well. So, maybe with a little imagination, you can perhaps figure out what bird this is?

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Got some mangosteens from the supermarket the other day. I bought 2kg for S$5, thought that was quite cheap*! Not the cheapest, of course, as I remember the Giant Megamart at Tampines was selling them at S$1.90 per kg.

The mangosteens were sweet + a little tangy (just a little) = very nice & refreshing! As I got down to the last two, I decided to sew a felt mangosteen to remember these wonderful fruits that I had enjoyed tremendously.

I can't share the real fruits with you, but here's the felt version. Enjoy!

The felt colours I have are really limited, so I chose this dark purple-pink piece, the closest colour I could get. But somehow it turned out so pinkish in the photos & I'm afraid it now looks like a tomato passing off as a mangosteen! But can you just imagine that it's a mangosteen? Free Smiley Courtesy of

* Just came back from NTUC Fairprice & guess what - they are selling the mangosteens at only S$2.20 per kg! :(

Friday, May 22, 2009

Crocs Sale

Went to the Crocs shoes sale this morning (Thanks Carol, for the 'tip-off'). The sale was supposed to start at 10am. I alighted at the Expo bus stop at around 9.30am & was telling myself that I was too early. But when I arrived at the Expo Hall, a VERY long queue had already formed - starting from outside the sale hall entrance, all the way into the adjacent hall, forming a very long snake-like line. Wonder what time did those people arrive? After I joined the queue, the line continued to stretch from inside the adjacent hall to outside the other Expo halls & all the way to where the outdoor Burger King is & beyond. Scary! I didn't know Crocs shoes are THAT popular! I took a photo of us queuing inside the adjacent hall. Oh, I'm too shy to raise my camera too high up when taking the photo, that's why you only see a small part of the queue.

Anyway, when the sale was about to start, there was a countdown from 10 to 1 over the PA system, as if they were launching some kind of space craft. Haha...of course many of us were laughing away & some even clapped their hands when the count was down to 1. Funny!

When I finally got inside the sale hall, there were people everywhere! Most shoes were gone as soon as they were placed on the table, some didn't even get to touch the table as they were quickly grabbed by all those very hungry shoppers! The shoes were practically gone in 60 secs, just like Nicholas Cage's movie by the same title! Only those big sized shoes were left on the table which I guess were so big that no one could wear them.

Sigh, all the queuing for nothing as I didn't see what I wanted. But I can't leave without buying anything, that's not me! So I bought a pair of clogs for S$35 & a pair of 'Alice' shoes (only realised this is the shoes' name when I saw the receipt) for S$25. The guy at the counter gave me some free charms for the shoes (I just need to complete a very short & easy survey).

On my trip home, I decided to take the MRT instead of the bus, so that I could pick up some groceries on my way back & I saw this in the MRT:

An empty area with NO SEATS!? I didn't know there's this empty area with no seats in MRTs! I thought only buses are like that. My, I feel like a 'mountain tortoise'. It must have been ages since I've travelled in the MRT. Haha... =D

Oh, by the way, this will be my first & also the last time I'm going to a Crocs Sale. I'd rather queue at the books sale instead.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bug? Virus? What Is It This Time?

Don't know what's happening to my blog today. I've been experiencing problems since this morning - either the blog skin is missing (the background appears all white), or some of the contents are missing, or there's problem connecting to it! But the greatest problem is, I don't know what's wrong with it!?!? Sigh, it was still working fine yesterday...

Hmm, since there's noone to seek help from, I tried deleting some stuff away. It seemed to work initially but when I tried accessing the blog later in the afternoon, the same problems popped up again. Sigh...What's happening here? Anyone knows?

Anyway, can you please do me a favour? If you don't see my usual blog appearing, e.g. if the blog skin is missing, etc, can you please let me know? I just want to know if it's only me having the problem or my visitors also encounter the same. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hold Your Breath!

Watch this amazing micro sculptor (no, not this guy you see in the icon)!

click on this icon

Did you find yourself holding your breath while watching this? Haha...I almost did! I was afraid I'd blow all those lovely creations away if I breathe a little too hard.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Teddies

These are my teddies. Sewed the body using gingham fabric and felt for the head & paws.

Do they look like they are exercising?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Golden Number

A few months ago, I applied for the Mio plan so that I could have internet access at home but also got a new handphone line which came along with it. During registration, I was told to go over to a board located at the entrance of the shop to select a handphone number. There were little pieces of paper, with handphone numbers printed on them, stuck on both sides of the board. I looked through all the numbers & reluctantly selected one on the back of the board which I thought was slightly easier to remember than the rest. When I handed the piece of paper with my selected number to the Customer Service staff, I was told that I had selected a -

Wow, sounds so prestigious, right? Ever since the number was activated, I had received countless "wrong number calls"! Just last week alone, there were at least 6 calls from people I don't know (& they were looking for a different person each time!). Yesterday, there's this uncle who started chatting away in Hokkien, "Eh, you just came home only, meh?....", without even saying "Hello" or ascertaining whether I am the person he's looking for! I had no choice but to cut his conversation short by telling him, "Sorry, you've got the wrong number!".

At the time of registration, when the Customer Service staff told me that I am not allowed to continue using this golden number after my 2-year Mio contract expires, I was still fretting, "Huh, so troublesome, you mean I have to change my handphone number again then?". But NOW, I'm thankful that I can look forward to change that (stupid) number in about 1.5 years' time!

Gosh, GOLDEN NUMBER - my foot! It's just a recycled number that gave me nothing but inconvenience...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What Is This?

It's a bird!...It's a chicken!...No, it's a penguin! Oh, I don't know what is it. What do you think?

Monday, May 11, 2009


Look at this cloud. What does it resemble?

Does it look like a furry dog sitting on its bottom? Or do you see something else?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Anime - "Monster"

Two Fridays ago, I accidentally came across this anime TV series, Monster, when I was channel-hopping. This is a 74-episode (!) anime series shown on Okto Channel every Friday at 11pm. Well, the thing is I'm not into anime (at least not until now) & will normally switch channel if I see one. However, this time what caught my eye & got me interested to watch further was this character, Inspector Lunge, who has this habit of "entering data" into his memory by making typing gestures with his hands. You see, this reminded me of the character "Morning Sir" (also a detective) played by 郭晋安 in the HK drama, "隔世追凶", who also has this same habit! I liked the detective drama 隔世追凶 (especially the first half of it) & since I'm a sucker for thrillers, naturally I also got hooked to the "Monster" anime. At the same time, it also got me wondering who's the copycat here & so I checked it up on Wikipedia - The "Monster" manga was published between 1994 and 2001 & the anime TV series was aired from April 2004 to September 2005 while 隔世追凶 was broadcasted in 2004 - so (as expected) the answer is quite clear isn't it?

Anyway, when I stumbled upon the "Monster" 2 weeks ago, it was already halfway through episode 3. Thank goodness for the internet, I was able to catch the first few episodes that I had missed on YouTube. Do watch it if you also like thrillers, like me. I'm sure you'll find this interesting.

Here's a summary of the storyline:
Monster is about the nightmare of realizing your best intentions can sometimes have the most disastrous consequences. For Dr. Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon, this occurs when he chooses to save the life of a little boy over the life of the mayor of Düsseldorf, against the wishes of the Head Surgeon of Eisler Memorial Hospital. This story chronicles the lengths that Dr. Tenma will go to in order to make reparations for that one mistake as he travels a winding and seldom-used road. (resource:

Here's Episode 3-Part 1:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hanging Mobile

I was contemplating whether to post this given the current swine flu scare but I thought it's not the pigs' fault, right? Well, so here you go...

I like pigs, so I made this hanging mobile with 4 of them! Taking this picture of the hanging mobile was quite a challenge cos the subject was - MOBILE! I had to take several shots before I could finally have all the pigs facing the camera (well, almost!).

Which is your favourite pig? Don't be afraid, these are healthy & flu-free!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Have Some Issues To Attend To...

Ahh...why do 'problems' keep popping up? Well, they're not really serious problems but just matters that need to be addressed but unfortunately, are not entirely within my control. Such matters are most difficult because I cannot solve them immediately once & for all (cos they're not within my control!) & so my mind keeps drifting back to them every now & then until such time when the issues are finally resolved. Oh well, that's it, I prefer not to write about any unhappy stuff, be it in my blog or anywhere else. C'mon, why would I want to record such things & be reminded of them constantly, like every time I read my blog? I only want to remember the good & pleasant things, as I believe that way, I will attract more good vibes my way (heehee, that's what I think!). I don't even dare to pray for strength/courage to help me overcome my problems, as I once read somewhere that by doing that is like inviting more challenges to come my way! Eek, that's the last thing I want! Rather, I am learning to accept whatever 'challenges' that come my way & try to handle them as the situation calls for. I prefer to think that whether a thing, an event or a person is termed good or bad is only a mental label we put on it & may change depending on the situation, which side of the coin you're looking at & perhaps, over time. So there's no absolute good or bad about anything, a seeming loss may actually turn out to be a gain...Make sense?

Monday, May 4, 2009

사랑스러워 (Sarang Surowo)

It's Monday (& it's raining) - the start of a long week ahead. Are you already waiting impatiently for the next weekends to arrive?
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P.S. Remember to give the Gibb brothers & ABBA a rest by turning off my blog playlist (found at the bottom of this page) before playing this music video.

P.P.S. Please do not adjust your system, there's nothing wrong with the sound function. Kim Jong Kook is known to be the muscle man with a mosquito voice.

Well, did the song help to chase your Monday blues away?

Saturday, May 2, 2009


My version of the dinosaur. Looks rather benign, doesn't it? Toothless even...How can it ever bite anything? No wonder it's extinct! So it was all my fault!? Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh...