Tuesday, December 27, 2011

the burning gaze

A well spent day at the Singapore Art Museum on Christmas day. This was one of the best
exhibitions i’ve seen this year, so glad i managed to make it on the last day. For those
who’ve missed it, do check out the interview of the artist and footage of the exhibition here.

“...With Kang’s paintings, it is not the surface that matters, but the way the dramatic
images overwhelm and evoke emotional responses in the viewer through their large
scale, saturated colouring and frequent distortions of perspective...”
– excerpt from Singapore Art Museum website

The Burning Gaze by Hung Koo Kang
Singapore Art Museum
14 October to 25 December 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

a date (down orchard road) on christmas day

These pictures were taken in mind for a christmas card that i planned to make for a friend.
Since my friend wasn’t around for christmas this year, i thought it would be a good idea to
show him what orchard road looks like. But i’ve been falling ill so much these two months
and didn’t get to finish shooting till few days ago. Then work started coming in (two new
projects this week) and there just wasn’t time for me to make the card... maybe next year...

To all my dear friends, Merry Christmas and happy holidays! xx

Thursday, December 15, 2011

stepping into nostalgia

Followed my friends to JB last Saturday to visit Roost Juice + Bar, a cafe that she
discovered during her previous trip. Once inside, it’s as though we’ve stepped back
into times.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 10 Dec 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

oh my fingers

i’ve been reading up a lot on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome lately because my fingers are giving
me problems again – every night, i can feel pins and needles in them. One of the articles i
came across wrote that people with smaller wrists have higher risk of getting CTS... i hardly
came across anyone who has smaller wrists than me.

My poor fingers!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

weekend coffee. movies. rain. walks. eat

A rather busy weekend. Watched two movies – Breaking Dawn (i went into the cinema
with no expectation so wasn’t surprised that i yawned many times), Already Famous (quite
entertaining, the guy sitting next to me was laughing non-stop). And also lots of coffee,
dim sum, sashimi, rain, walks and catching up with friends.

Monday came too soon.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

holiday giveaway: a little surprise every day

The second holiday giveaway: ‘A little surprise everyday’ notebook

“It is a little more than pages of plain paper with white lines, a little more than a notebook with pretty cover. It’s the perfect gift for someone who wants a little surprise, a break away from a mundane life.”

For a chance to win this notebook, check out the book preview and leave a comment here. One winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, 30 November 2011. Good luck!

In addition, Blurb is also giving out some holiday savings.
1. Save 25% when you order two or more books by 28 Nov 2011.
Enter promo code HURRY at checkout.
2. Receive $10.00 off product totals with minimum purchase of USD$29.95 by 30 Nov 2011.
Enter promo code BIGTEN at checkout.

Thank you Jasmin for playing, the notebook is ready to be shipped, do drop me an email with your address.
And also a big THANK YOU for those who has purchased the notebook online :)

dreaming of short hair

Tsumori Chisato Cats series is so cute

It’s been a while since we get such good weather :)

Short hairstyle is so cool. i wonder if i’ll ever have the courage to cut my hair this short

Pretty colour food

My niece performing during her last day in school... well not exactly school, it’s only a
2-hr playgroup thingy for 3 year-old

Planning for the next holiday giveaway :)

Delicious corn and crab chowder with walnut toast for tea break

Awesome typewriters on this month Smith Journal cover

Did i mention before that i love love love the blueberry muffin from Starbucks

Sudden downpour, stuck in the library

i am not against chinese nationals staying in Singapore, but there are more and more incidents that i encountered that really annoys me – they squeezed and elbowed people on the bus and mrt just to get seats; they ignored there is a queue; they talked so loudly, we at the next table can hardly hold our own conversation; they asked for directions and left without a simple word of thanks; they walked in a row occupying the whole lane across, chatting happily, oblivious to the fact that people are trying to walk/jog pass them even after we said “excuse me”; they don’t make an effort to learn and speak basic english even though they’re working in the service line. i hate it that i can’t speak my own language in my country, they should be the one trying to learn our language instead of the other way round. When i travel in China, i try my best to speak their language too. Can’t they at least put in some effort to fit into our culture? Sometimes they give me the feeling that they’re trying to turn Singapore into China.

Of course, not all chinese nationals are guilty of the above, there are also plenty of rude singaporeans around. i do welcome foreigners to stay in singapore, but let us all put in some effort and try to live in harmony on this tiny island.