Saturday, February 28, 2009

working saturday

i will try to be very discipline and get some work done today.

Go! Go! Go!

Friday, February 27, 2009


Sometimes, the likeness between the people you know can be so close it’s almost unbelievable.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

i’m spiraling

i had a hard time searching and finally found this spirograph set yesterday. It’s for a project i’m working on and it’s going to be great FUN!

Back to spiraling, toodeloo!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

raining ripples

It is drizzling and i can feel the chilly breeze coming through my window. Maybe i should buy that cape i saw two weeks ago.

Yes, i am still thinking and it’s a sign...

Monday, February 23, 2009

to: me, from: you

If you ever left me a note or scribble in my notebook...

Found yours?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

get dressy

i love this dress from Issue.

p.s. this photo is for jo :-)

still lucky

Yesterday was shopping day! Using the vouchers i won from a lucky draw, i was happy to find these three pieces of garments from the boutique despite having to top up about $300 more.

1. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel dress
2. Tsunoda blouse
3. Support Surface capri pants

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To be able to fully utilize these vouchers i won was not at all smooth and easy. Although everything has been resolved and i got my deserved ‘prize’ with sincere apologies from the management, i thought it’s quite an amusing story to share. Below is the email i sent (comprehends the situation) to the A&P Manager who was in charge of the lucky draw.

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Warning: long entry  (read only if you’re bored)
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Dear Ms Low

Misleading lucky draw prizes from “A is celebrating Lucky Draw (28 November – 31 December 2008)”

A (shopping centre) used to be my preferred shopping location; however, it has since changed after my recent disturbing experience with B (one of the boutiques in A) lucky draw prize.
On the first week of December, I entered the above-mentioned lucky draw and was surprised when I received a call informing that I had won $1,000 worth of shopping vouchers from B Boutique. Subsequently, I also received a letter providing further details on the lucky draw prize. Feeling elated about my good luck, I rescheduled my work so that I could make a trip down to C office (the real estate developer that owns A) at Shenton Way to collect my vouchers.

On reaching C, I felt somewhat let down to learn that I had less than 3 weeks to utilize the vouchers. Worse still, when the staff member handed over the inches-thick stack of $20-denominated vouchers, I was both amused and slightly disgusted to speak the truth. Nonetheless, I accepted the vouchers, despite thinking it was a rather ridiculous act of A.

On 30 January 2009, I took out the vouchers, preparing to make a trip down to B boutique. Lo and behold, I noticed a tiny clause printed on the voucher: ‘Each voucher is valid against one item only.’ $20 off for 1 item? Purchasing 50 items in order to fully utilize my $1000 lucky draw prize? In less than 3 weeks? Never once had I imagined that B Boutique would resort to such lowly tricks to delude its consumers!

Of course, I thought I might be mistaken somewhere and so I rang up B boutique to clarify. While trying to explain the situation I had, Ms Sharon, apparently rather used to cases like mine, curtly replied nonchalantly that ‘This was what [she] received from the management memo” and “[it] was the decision made by the management and there is nothing [she] can do.’ I was rather annoyed since she had rudely cut me off mid-sentence without giving me a chance to complete my sentence.

I feel that as a consumer, I had been unjustifiably treated and deceived. I do not think it right for B to claim that a consumer had WON a lucky draw prize worth $1000 when the cost of the prize came with more than 10-folds its value. Precious time was wasted as complete information was not made available to me before I made the trip down to collect my ‘prize’. From a less reputable company, such gimmicks could be forgiven, but not prestigious companies like C and A.
Please give me a clear explanation on what happened and I would like to be contacted via email at xxx.

This email was also cc to the MD and Head of Marketing of B Boutique

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My first thought was: 50pcs printed on cards? Environmental friendly, hello? argh!

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Shortly after i sent the email, i received an email from the MD of B Boutique explaining she had just came to know of the situation and will look into the matter immediately. The next day she replied:

Dear Ms. Teo,

I am very sorry for any of the inconvenience caused. I have looked into the matter and discovered that the stack of vouchers was issued because B had assumed that the vouchers would be given to multiple winners, while on the other hand A had intended to give it away together as a lucky draw prize. We are truly sorry for all the inconvenience caused by the miscommunication between B and A.

Regarding your $1000 worth of vouchers we will be more than happy to revalidate the vouchers without the “valid against one item clause” as well as extend the expiry date till Feb 28, 2009. We will like to call you personally to apologize to you as well as arrange for your $1000 worth of vouchers to be revalidated. Please advise us when is the most appropriate time.

Once again, I am so sorry for all the inconvenience caused, and on behalf of all at B we are very sorry for you unfortunate and unpleasant experience with B.

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Well, i am still lucky!

Friday, February 20, 2009

french ‘invasion’

i wanted to look for some ‘outdated’ stationery and decided to walk around the neighbourhood last evening to try my luck. Can’t find any shops that sell, but i chanced upon two little French shops next to each other – a gourmet deli & patisserie, right in the middle of my old neighbourhood!

How can one resist these?

i have a feeling i will be frequenting a lot.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

all time fav vs new addition

Tatty Devine vs Sabrina Dehoff

The skull earrings are not really new, but it’s the last pair of earrings to my addition. As for the pair of records, i've been wearing it for as long as i can remember and still loving it!

Who will win this battle of affection? Which pair do you love?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

my two great loves...

... have to be sandwiches & coffee

p.s. taurus loves food

Monday, February 16, 2009

be mine

Unnoticeably’s entry reminds me of my version of love heart candy.

London, 2007.

This image looks kind of romantic to me... must be because of v day. i called it the post-v-day-syndrome.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

botanical attack

Installation for Club21.
Xmas, 2008

Based on the theme “Botanical”,
silhouettes of the festive plants loomed conspicuously,
sprouting across windows, ceilings and floor alike.

over the years

1. pager 2. panasonic mobile 3. motorola mobile 4. iphone

My buddies.
1. mini disc walkman 2. 1st generation ipod 3. ipod shuffle 4. iphone

Never enough.
1. cassette tape 2. mini disc 3. compact disc

1. negative 2. polaroid 3. APS film 4. memory card

fallen leaves in sequence

Walking along Exhibition Road SW7.
24 June 2007.

On my way to V&A Museum from Kensington High Street.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

happy v day

Just in time!

i wish i have more time to post something else instead of grabbing this mocha pix from my flickr. Next year!

movie on a monday afternoon

i don’t know what prompted me to watch movie on my own again after so many years. Anyway, i'm glad i did, it was a great Button movie.


Stamp design for 2008 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.

self portraits

i wish i will have the enthusiasm to carry on drawing till there is a 100 of myself.

miss you guys!

the people i miss working with.

16 days of wondering

It has been ignored and sitting sadly on my desk for almost 2 years. Time to make an appearance.

These are some of the pages from my travel journal.

i love how the lines curved and entwined on Monet’s sketches for The Luncheon On The Grass, thus, trying to do it in a graphical way. As for Bobby, he’s a friend at the zoo :-)

Yeah, some things are unexplainable...

Food i ate in a day.

Music playing on my ipod at that instant (on the train ride to Canterbury).

Weiner & Oiticica Love! And of course, not forgetting Matisse. I often gaze at The Snail and unknowingly, lost myself in it.

After a day of museums/galleries walk. Anyone wants to buy my art?

Sometimes, travelling alone makes one feels melancholy.

Things to do on a flight. How interesting is that?

stop looking so hard

i once read that not only i am my own worst critic, when it comes to love, i am jealous and my self-esteem is often quickly held up to ridicule.

First attempt at macro self portrait.

Loosen up!

gorgeous whiteness

Love the simplicity.

Installation by Hans Op de Beeck.
Singapore Biennale, 2008.

More here

Friday, February 13, 2009

research for a project

Collections from my walk.

i think it's in my genes, Mum enjoys gardening and being surrounded by plants. Although i don't have the patience for these, i do love looking at them sometimes, especially at the minute details – the lines, colours, curves, textures, patterns, everything!