Monday, December 26, 2011

Noël d'amour

Christmas came and went by in a flash, and all that i remember are macarons, macarons & macarons. Christmas is the only season of the year that really excites me, so i'm kind of bummed that i did not get to go out, have a cup of eggnog and take it all in. I had a good Christmas nonetheless. It was the first Christmas without expectations; one that did not require the notion of presents as a part of the season. One that was fully enjoyable because of the people who was there to indulge in gluttony & be merry. Tis' indeed the season to be jolly.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mel.t with me.

 Tis' the season for a merry belly! Gift your friends and loved ones with mel.ting goodness this holiday season!

Orders are open from now till 18th Dec.
Collection ready from 20-23rd Dec. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The better half.

The best relationship is when the other half pushes you to be the best that you can be and motivates you to be someone better. The other half that gets you excited over the things that you know you're good at; the things that you're too afraid to try. The other half who points out the grey areas in your life; not to criticise or change you but to help you realise how you can improve in those areas.

And I've found that in Ryan. I've found my better half.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I can smell the rain. I could also use some cinnamon rolls right now. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

 1. Went bananas when i came across this barber in an alleyway. Such a beautiful sight. Things like this should be preserved in Singapore. 

 2. Toby's Estate. Concluded that Sydney's coffee culture is not comparable to Melbourne's. Coffee tasted flat. Looks like the upper class of Manchester Press thou. 

3. Always cannot resist taking a picture of coffee art.  

4. Early birthday package from Fat Dad. 

 5. Time for some home-made ice cream & sorbets.

6. Just some of Nanna's books sitting pretty on my desk. 

Singapore should start getting interesting right about now. One week till Hong Kong. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Make you feel my love

When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love.

It's been a quarter of a year, and i still and will love you just as i did yesterday.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

To GIF or not to GIF.

I've learnt a new magic trick today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

B.e.s.t p.a.n.c.a.k.e.s i.n t.h.e w.o.r.l.d
So good i'm craving for it right now. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

I love you the most.

Snugged under the comforts of my comforter. Stop this train by John Mayer on replay on my itunes. An occasional chuckle at the thought of Ry's chubby photo. Staring at the whiteboard in front of me that says Week 9, reminding me that i wrote that last semester and it's already Week 10 of the current semester and how time flies. Also on the whiteboard are words of affection inscribed by Ry before he left. 

When you wake up this morning, remember these:
God loves you, thank him daily.
I'm two hours behind you, but probably into my second cup of coffee.
Keep yourself warm today, and try to to tidy your room just a little more.
Order one chai latte in the morning and one cappuccino, two sugars in the evening.
I am constantly thinking of you and checking my whatsapp frantically. 
Nov 30th, i'll pick you up from Changi airport.
Mel, Ryan loves you so much. You put a smile on his face.
3 months, just 3 more short months. 

Naturally, i was in tears as i read and re-read this on the afternoon that he left 4 weeks ago. It still warms the cockles of my heart as i see it when i wake up and before i go to bed. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Almost finally out of words.

At a point where words gets so tangled up i don't know how to undo it, how to fix it and how to feel about it. I don't like feeling helpless. I like knowing what to expect and what to do. I want affirmation of the unforeseeable; as unrealistic as it sounds. I want to say that i've got it all figured out but i can see all the certainties that i used to have slowly diminishing right before my eyes. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Her undying love; undying love.

I was sitting in Philosophy lecture today, baffled by topics such as Pataphysics and Comic Irony while battling with a throbbing headache that won't seem to go away. And no, the headache wasn't cause by the unfathomable questions that were questioned in class.

I started thinking of my grandma and miss having her give me a massage whenever I had a headache. Her warm, wrinkly hands never seized to make me feel better. I miss my grandmother. For the times that we'll randomly drive (she drives, of course) to get lunch/early dinner and just be in each other's company. For the times she talked me through my heartaches and gave me her words of wisdom, emphasizing that my education will be my asset and boys comes after. For the times that she takes an interest in whatever i'm doing (but i respond to her impatiently) and tries to be a part of it. For the times we just lie in bed at night and I turn over to hug her and we start our 2am chat till we both fall asleep.

These are the kind of things that i do not want to forget when i'm being agitated with her. Her love for me, for the family is so indestructible. No matter how much hurt we do or say to her, she remains so loving towards us. 

I love my grandmother. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn

Welcoming September & Spring with open arms.

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Not quite trivial.

So SO close to breaking. I just need one more bad thing to trigger this whole situation and i'm just about ready to throw in the towel. Fuck.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Taking a step of faith

Some of the best experiences comes when you take a step forward and plunge into unfamiliarity. Take instance, an occasion that you have to be at, but you don't really feel like going. That is a rather trivial example, but still, don't you find that you have the most fun although you have to drag yourself there? There are major decisions in our lives, plans that scares us, the uncertainty of what lies beneath that choice, and yes, you might think that it's more than you can take, but i guess if we never push ourselves to do things that challenges us in that sense, it's hard for us to grow stronger as a person. People can push you to do things, but ultimately, it is the course of your action, the step of faith that you take that will give you the most satisfaction at the end of it. You can look back and safely say that you actually did it, not because of anyone but yourself. 
Go ahead, dive into the deeper end of the pool.

Monday, August 8, 2011

You sang me spanish lullabies

Only as high as i reach can I grow, only as far as i seek can i go, only as deep as i look can i see, only as much as i dream can i be. 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Feeling the blues

I'm not actually feeling the blues, I just unknowingly matched 3 different tones of blue in my outfit today. The weather these 2 days has been too good to be true. I can practically prance around in shorts and a tee shirt. The weather is really god-given, it's like the big guys' giving us a break from the cold. Hallelujah. It's 3 weeks into uni, and i feel like i'm haven't been up to speed with the back-to-school life. Time to refocus. 


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Almost lover

Words fail me at this hour, but things has been going hunky-dory since coming back to melbourne thus far. Uni has started. Networked media, Journalism ethics & Regulations, Understanding Philosophy and French. I need a job. And right now, i need to sleep. Hello 9.30am class, you're so cruel. 


Friday, July 8, 2011

Of good food and company

Today was one of the rare mornings that i actually woke up for breakfast, but the disappointing thing is that i missed it by 30 minutes. Aside from the humidity and lack of cool temperature, the Riders cafe is, in my opinion, an interesting place for breakfast. How often do you get to enjoy breakfast/brunch/lunch at a saddle club, watching horses strut in an orderly fashion while monkeys monkey around gleefully?

Riders Cafe
51 Fairways Drive
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
{All pictures credit to Lady Iron Chef}

 I was told/read about The Plain cafe, and that the owners opened this cafe based on their inspiration by the cafes from Sydney and Melbourne. Naturally, i had to be the judge for myself and i was so ecstatic when i took a sip of the coffee. It was nothing less than magnifique! Three cheers for the rising trend in quality coffee around Singapore! 

The Plain Cafe
50 Craig Road #01-01 Singapore