Thursday, May 31, 2012

Count Thy Blessings!

And so, very quickly, it was the last day of work at CGH!
Gosh! It felt pretty strange as I packed up the last of my little belongings.
Happy yet sad. Excited yet a little apprehensive. Clear yet a little unsure of my decision..
Yet, I must follow the instincts of my heart and what it is telling me to do.
I have always lived by my motto- One life, live it. With courage and faith, I am ready to take the next step to create a new reality that I want! Have always had a voice at the back of my head that told me I am meant to do big things, things more than just working for an organisation!
Now, just got to carry out a good plan to create an occupation that is the best suited for myself!
Ole to the power of Free Will and Conviction!

Flowers from a kind old lady that made my day! Feel so happy to be appreciated for my good work! Truly Love my job as an OT!
Lovely gift from my loveliest colleagues! Was so touched as I didn't expect it at all!
Its such a nifty yet pretty gadget that doubles as a USB and pen!
Flowers from dearest Justin which was yet another complete surprise!
I was waiting anxiously at the taxi stand expecting to hop on his car, afraid to miss it. And suddenly I saw him walking towards me holding this lovely bouquet instead! Blessed is me! :)
I'm such a lucky girl to receive an abundance of love and flowers :)

Summer Colours

Mint and Bright Rose Pink! For pretty, summer ready glossy nails!
Love the mint especially!
Stumbled into a japanese bakery cafe with alfresco area for a cuppa tea by the sounds of water!
Perfect if there was a little more breeze! :)
Using my new long lasting black eyeliner that comes with a smudging tip!
Perfect combination of mascara: Lancome + Chanel Inimitable.

Busy day of running around errands! Outdo my day?

0930 Home Therapy
1230 Lunch at Home
1500 Complete paper work at CGH
1700 Confirm tour dates at novena
1745 Pause for a breather at the bakery
1845 Pick up colleagues at CGH
1915 Farewell dinner at Breeks with colleagues


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

First day post liberation!

The first day after my last day of work..

Revisit and Recharge!!!

Started the bright day at the Home coming of my Alma Mater, St Nicholas Girls' School!
Super bright and sunny, and all the super school spirit brought back so much good memories! I found myself constantly swallowing back swells of pride and glory in my throat throughout! SN SN I am so proud of you and the wonderful values you have imparted to me!
OFTD: Navy top with skater skirt & a cobalt blue belt.

After a nap and shower, with Aixin at Prologue! Love the wealth of knowledge and quirky interesting fashion books!
And a cup of TWG Silver Moon tea to end the day of shopping! Lovely present given to me by Chin Chin, appreciate it much!! :) 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Monday

No monday blues at all and was quite happy working even though the list was duper full today! I think starting work at 10am is the perfect timetable for me cos I feel refreshed and recharged! :) And great news, diarrhea no more!!! yay!!

Dinner at Chin Chin restaurant!
Hungry boy after 2k run in the sweltering heat!

And after dinner, coffee at TCC while waiting for our movie! The MIB trailers look funny!

A day at the fruit farm!!!

Headed onto the johor bahrus for a day business trip visiting dad's supplier.

Was delighted to experience their huge fruit farm and understand the entire process of how each delicious fruit reaches the consumer. Knowledge and experience much!

duper colourful fruits and sunshine on a sunday! whee!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Painting at Arteastiq!

Brought Aixin to the Arteastiq cafe that we've been wanting to go for a long time! After a mini jam on the highways, we finally got there!

It was such a lovely day!!!:D

The eclectic Arteastiq painting cafe with awesome music in the background! The right music persuades the mood to be relaxed and creative!
Flipping through the references provided for our arteastiq inspiration! Before I stepped into the cafe, I had a visual image of creating a peaceful image of a gradient of blues. But somehow when I saw the pink rose, I just decided to go with the reds without much hesitation. I guess Freud would say these colours reflect my true feelings- Red and Sensuous colours, blends and strokes which allow for fluidity and expression without much rules is really what I like! But I still really wanna do a blue piece!!

Aixin choosing her inspiration. This little young lady, on the other hand, was quite the opposite of me! Her choices were carefully thought out and deliberated on, with much care and planning. Watching her sketch all the little details out carefully made me so proud of her! Great planning and consideration throughout her drawing, awesome accomplishment for her mental processes for a young lady like her!

Me Happily drawing my sketches :)

Starting to paint, blend, mix and colour! Love the colours and the process- super therapeutic!!!

Aixin cam whoring while waiting for me to complete my drawing.. Her greyish blue contacts are  so nice!!!

And TA DAH! Done!!!!! Proud of my masterpiece!!!! Whee!!!!!

Love the colours much!!!

Aixin's lovely painting!! Bright and chirpy that came naturally (tho she wasn't pleased with the bright colours and rathered it black and white). Now what would Freud say- Obviously a rebellious teenager trying to surpress her inner brightness to welcome a 'cool' dark black n white! :P Well, not that I havn't been through phases of 'dark' fixation before. hee. my wardrobe consisted of mainly blacks for a period sometime back. oops.

DINNER TIME!!! We shared this $13.10 nasi padang. Which caused me to have surprise diarrhea x 2 while we shopped after. :(. sad much.

And  of course tea and cake for a caffeine boost before driving home!:D
Using my new Dior tropical light couleurs palette with the tried and tested best Chanel inimitable mascara today.
Also took my pandora's and little tiffany ring out to play today! Love them! :D

Before we went home, spotted this super huge champagne at Jason's supermarket! Hooray we got something nice to pop for the wedding!!:D

While we shopped, tried on a few fascinators/hats and thought they looked really elegant and classy! Perfect touch for the english wedding! :) Looking forward to matching them with the chosen wedding dress soon! :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Boy's shopping and eating!


Another day of enjoying leisurely strolls and time to ourselves! :D

Using a little pink on the lids today!

Stumbled onto a little japanese restaurant tucked away at the Takashimaya food level. Justin's soupy ramen with char sheu to warm the stomach and heart!!!

I opted for the cold noodles with jellyfish, cucumber and pork slices! The pork was a little too cold for my liking though..

The gyozas were good! Light and a little crispy with the right amount of filling. Tasted awesome with the white vinegar! slurps.

YuM yUm! Gluttons!!!

And after a little shopping, we settled at Paul for some coffee, waffles and crepes!! Liked the cuppuccino!

boys never grow up! do they???
terrible... but too CUTE!!!


Nap time!

Zzz while waiting......
Best activity to hide in e cool room n cosy bed on a sweltering hot day!

Marche Marche!

After a day of gastric cramps w diarrhoea, some rosti to at least whet the appetite a little!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Worthy Aspirations

Learning to be a good wife! Slowly but surely! :)

10 A wife of noble character who can find? 
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value. 
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands. 
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy. 
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
- Proverbs 31: 10 -31

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Little Postmaster

Joanna's Wedding!!

With the beautiful bride and her pretty mermaid dress!
The awesome table that just chionged for the food and talked rubbish cos we were sooo hungry!!

Finally home!

Justin finally came home after three long weeks!!!
Was super elated to see him back!
Took a day's leave to chill and settle miscellaneous stuff!

Cosy brunch on the verandah! Love the bright sunshine!
Justin's brunch!
Poached eggs with grilled tomatoes, sauteed spinach, sweet bread and extra bacon!!! YUMMY!!!
Refreshing hibiscus tea!!!
My brunch!
Super big classic english breakfast set! Scrambled eggs, sauteed potatoes and mushroom, bacon, sausage and sweet bread!! DUPER YUMMY but it was too huge!!! Great for two to share!


TGIF !!!!!! :D