19 October, 2014

Changes ...

Hi there folks ...
There have been some changes around me lately. 
Remember I mentioned that I have been besieged by the annoying sound of the jack hammer. Well it has stopped. Tapping or you could say it sounds like faint knocking had taken over it. They have sent in the experts to lay the tiles outside my door. The have finished their work on this floor but I swear that I can still hear them knocking every morning, disturbing my beauty sleep as they work the other floors.  As of now it is still a mess. Waiting to see the new complete look...
Next ... I have been doing some mini spring cleaning in my room. To make space for my new toy and misc....A on going project that I have undertaken since a few months back. 
If you have been to my place you will notice the difference. 
And yes... I am still farming mad. Addicted, crazy, obsessed ... I am all that and worst ! Part of the make over in my room is all because of  that. 
There are still more to do or should I say new changes in my room. That will be for another day.... Can't spent too much in a month on this obsession of mine. 

Next, someone mentioned that I have changed..... You bet I have. I have ceased to care what others think of me. Only the important loved or close ones opinion/ happiness matters to me. Plus I have decided to make myself happy instead of worrying if others are not happy with me. 
Don't like it... You are welcome to your own opinion. Just remember that I have my own opinion too. Don't like what I write here or in FB don't read.. Make yourself happy by just not clicking on my site, FB or any of my social network. 
Ya, I have turned bad ass.  Surprisingly it is so darn easy to achieve that than making others happy with me. 
If you are still reading this or clicking on my other networks and still not happy.Do yourself a huge favour... Unfriend me, block me, Don't even think of me or click on anyone associated with me.
If you are still doing all those and still unhappy ...you are just plain nosy ....
What can I say... maybe that is how you get your groove...in that case I am all happy to make your day....And you can take that to the bank....

18 October, 2014

Saturday Photo Hunt - Rock

 My post for this week's Rock theme is up.

One of the many Rock faces in Bayon, Angkor, Cambodia. It's a marvel what those ancient stone mason can do with a Rock. Those rocks were mined from a place far away from its present resting place.

They were brought to Angkor, 
cut to the required sizes,
 put in place,
carved out a likeness of their king. 
Awesome !!!

Lastly, a shot I took from the Aquarium.. 
Can you spot the Rock fish ?

13 October, 2014

Cafe Exploration @ Coastal Settlement

This is a back dated post. We were here for dinner a couple of weeks ago to celebrate #1's passing out and Mom's birthday. Heard about this place so much from my friends that I just got to try it out. It does help that it is only a bus ride from my place. H and I came once before   It was during dinner too but we sat outside the cafe, under the trees because we did not want to wait in the queue for the tables inside the restaurant. Dinner outside this cafe was not a good idea. It was ok until the night sets in. There were not enough lights to go around for us to really enjoy our meal. The food was fine but not able to see what you are eating kills the joy of the whole experience. The table candle lights hardly provide enough light. I guess it is ok if you are there in the dark only for drinks but not for food.

Ok that was last time. This time round we came earlier. Infact I made a 
booking earlier to ensure we get a seat indoor. Kiasu-ism.....

As promised the indoor interior is as interesting as it was proclaimed by the others. We like the deco with all the old furniture blending with the new.
Took some shots outside the cafe before it got dark.

The setting of the whole place is lovely. Blend in well with nature that surrounds it.

We enjoyed the food this time round. There are Western and Asian dishes in their menu. 
Which is great for my Mom who leans more towards dishes nearer to home. 

I must say the lighting in doors was not great for photography neither but I managed to captured some with my phone's camera and editing tools.
All in all we had a great time here.  

Coastal Settlement,
200, Netheravon Road

12 October, 2014

Saturday PhotoHunt - Spot

My favorite Spot during my weekend run at the park. Why ?? Because this is where I will reach the 5KM  mark and I can stop torturing myself. Although lately my running buddies have been increasing their distance and we just by past this and go on running..
So... I had to plod along, trailing behind them wishfully the end is near.

10 October, 2014

Retiling Works

Great....  The town council has decided to retile the common areas of our block. Infact I think this is a project throughout the  whole estate. Repainting works has been on going since sometime back. Now it is our area's turn. 

Notices were put up as usual whenever there are any inconvenience for the residents. The workers started work in our block the day before.

 Yesterday they came with their trusty jack hammer and broke up all the tiles outside our apartment. Carted them off, recement the floor and laid out a path for the residents to get to the lifts. 
In between all those we were entertained by the ever irritating noise from the jack hammer and don't forget the dust. 
Thank you very much. My plants outside were covered with a layer of dust. And you know how it is with dust. They creep in to our place even though we had placed a cloth at the bottom of the door. 
Guess it can't be helped.... It just a temporary inconvenience but nevertheless it can be so annoying ! 

08 October, 2014

Oh Henry !

Look, what I found ..
And it is in fun size too.. 

Postcard From The Past

Found this post card among my things as I was clearing things in my room. I most likely got this when I just came to this little island. A left over post card that I used  to buy to sent to my pen pals.

There is now a huge difference with now and then. More buildings have been add on for one thing. The shops along the river are now mainly restaurants, pubs. 

I am old ....only in age. LOL....

07 October, 2014

My Favourites

These are my favorites right now. Mainly electronic stuffs. 
The first one would be my iPhone. Can't live with out it. It is my tool to the outside world. Other than the normal phone functions and texts, I surf the net looking for information, blog on the go as what I am doing right now. The camera for capturing and posting pictures there and then for instant gratification. Music to accompany me on those long train rides. 
Ya.... You get the picture. I am now lifeless with out it. Phatetic, I know .... Only thing I don't do with it is play games on it. 

Next- still on electronic stuff. I got myself a new toy. At last I own a laptop. Took me such a long time and after much deliberation between a iPad or this. I chose the laptop coz I will be able to play more games on it than on a tablet. Plus my boys can use it for their school assignments. I roped in my friend C's expertise in electronic thingys to decide on which model to choose. I am completely hopeless when it comes to all those IT stuffs. Told my friend what was my needs :-

Able to play face books games without my avatar freezing mid way. 
A bigger screen so I can swoon more and better over my Kdramas actors. 
Able to open a few tabs for games and videos without a hitch. 
And it won't burnt a big hole in my pocket. 

With all that we trooped to the store and the salesman showerd me with a smorgasbord of IT jargon that flew around my head. Floating there without settling into my brain at all. Thank goodness for C. If not I would most probably chicken out and be laptop less. With C around we bargained for better free gifts. Something I would have never thought of. The weird thing was if I am in the market shopping for food I would have bargained with the vendors. Where as here I was starring between C and the salesman like a fool. I  bet the salesman must be wondering how this clueless woman going to manage this laptop.
Anyway I got this new baby yesterday evening and I have been playing around with it since..<3

The next one a electronic face brush. To be more specific - Clarisonic Mia 2. A gift from my sis. I have been using it since I got my hands on it and I am loving it. Never felt my face so clean before. 
Luv, luv, luv it !!!!
Of course I googled and read about the reviews. There are good and there are bad ones. 
Breakouts after using it - I must say there is no difference for me coz I have suffer from breakouts since my teens. I am still suffering from it before and after I used the brush. Although I just say that it seems that the breakout heals faster and better if I cleaned my face with the Clarisonic than without. If that makes any sense. Plus I quite like the sensation of the brush going over my face. 

Fourth favorite item - Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum from Jeunesse. Ok you will think I am giving it the thumbs up coz I am a distributor and looking for more clients. It's not. This is my personal opinion. I have used many products before and this is so far the only one that I see results fast. My skin is clearer, less breakouts. Those darn open pores are still there but not as wide open as before. If you suffer from that you will know what I mean. Beside that my whole face  seems brighter and tighter too. I applied some on my neck and the skin around that area is tighter too. I don't even use a expensive neck cream. Only a normal drug store night cream with a firming effect. That  is good enough for me.  As I had mentioned before nothing seems to work for me prior to this.  
Why use drug store cream when I could easily use the cream from Jeunesse. It all boils down to dollar and cents. I might be  officially known as a distributor in that company but I am really only a user. Have not even reached their basic rank. Lower than their lowest rank. Lol...
No long list clients of except for two family members and a friend. Therefore I am forking out my own money to buy those products and I will continue to as it works for me. 

On another note it would help if what I had said earlier caught your interest. Check out my site - www.maelee88.jeunesseglobal.com or leave a message at the comment box. :)
Ya... Ya... I know what some of you will say... 
You never will know if I don't asked, right ?
Last but not least no favorites of mine would be complete without some kind of a food item. Kit Kat. Green tea Kit Kat. I bought those from a Japanese store a couple of days back and I have been savouring them slowly... They are a bit on the pricy side than your regular chocolate ones but so worth it. Well, to me that is. It is not as sweet as the regular ones and smaller in size too. Makes indulging in them less guilty. ������������❤️❤️❤️❤️

04 October, 2014

Saturday Photo Hunt - Entwine

Nothing is more Entwine than a plate of noodles.
We Chinese loves our noodles long.
It represents a long life.
Long noodles are tricky to serve.
They are usually Entwine together.
I guess you can also say that
 in one's long life it is filled with tricky situations.

02 October, 2014

Spring Cleaning Finds

Spring Cleaning !!!
Yes, you did not read it wrong I am in the process of a mini spring cleaning in my bedroom. Taking a breather to blog about it.  Well, it is a life changing matter- to me that is so it deems a post. Lol... 
I can't believe the clutter that have accumulated after all these years. The  what I think I need are more than the what I need stuffs. 
I have things from .....way back to school days !! Looking at them I feel 'sayang' to chuck them away. 
Sigh...... How to clear my clutter that way ??? After much deliberation and lots of reminiscing I have decided I need the space in my room more than those things that have not seen the daylight for years. 
Snapped some pictures of some of the items. They are mainly those I have fond memories and worthy of me to blah about. 

Garfield stickers from my school days. Never really  like that fat cat and I am now wondering why the heck did I buy those stickers and the best part was I kept it until now. 

A badge from the days when I was in the Girl Guides. If I am not wrong I was in the 7th Coy. No idea why I kept this and not the rest. 

A writing pad where the papers have turned yellow. I used to buy this for writing letters before emails or texting someone was in fashion. Before Facebook came and killed all those letter writing to my pen pal, friends in overseas.  I can still remember how I painstakingly write those letters in my best hand writing. Rewrite the whole thing if I made too much of a mistake. Hmmmm... Come to think of it now a days it is so much easier. Just back space and correct your mistake. Even so it did not make the relationship with my friends any closer. All we do now is peer at each other's status or pictures on FB. Sad...
The name of the printing company is still printed clearly at the back of the yellowed writing pad. Wonder if that Nam Sun & Co is still around. 

I can still remember writing on those.  The first is a folded kind of blank paper which comes with its own envelopes. I had a stacked of those where I wrote many letters to my pen pal in England. The later are aerograms which I used after I came to Singapore. Does the post office carries them anymore ? 
More writing materials which I bought from Athena. OMG... That was so, so, sooooo.....long ago !!! I wonder if this store is still around in UK.  Surprisingly they are still in good condition. The papers and envelopes are not yellowed at all.  That shows good quality papers do make a difference. I only kept them in the paper bag that came from the store. 
Writing letters on those papers your letters will be around and legible long after we are gone. The sad thing is it is most likely my letters written on those papers had been thrown away after all these years. 
An exchange 
from my pen pal. Really no idea why I kept it. It has no significance to me other than it was and exchange gift from her. Guess just looking at it, even now brings me back to those days of innocence and freedom and no worries. 

Soooo... Tell me, how to throw those away. I think I will keep those two badges. They are small and flat enough to go into my box of knickknacks of bygone years. 
Other than that, to redeem myself  I have thrown away quite a number of things but the clutter seems to be still around. Help !!!