Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Last Words

I'm back again! Haha. I know I've said my goodbyes in the previous post but I feel there are still so many things I have not say and people I have not thank. Looking back this past one year (getting emotional again), I noticed great changes in myself, in all aspects of my life; career, personal development... physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Also, I encountered failures, disappointments, frustrations, lessons to learn and grow. I met nice people and the 'not so nice' people. I refuse to use the word 'bad' because no situation or no one is 'bad'. Only our perception/ attitude toward them. I firmly believe that everyone we meet or things that happen to us, do so not without a reason. It is up to us to see the opportunity to learn and grow from them. :)

I also learnt to see life in a more positive way and be thankful for everything I've already got (or things I don't have, that I don't want). I spend more time with family and friends, I allow myself more 'me time', I say my affirmations and count my blessings every morning and each night before I go to sleep. These have indeed help me alot. I feel more at peace with myself and thus.... happier. :) I went for my weekly jogs and workouts. Before that, I'm NEVER into any sports (I could only play badminton. lol). BUT I did THESE within the past 12 months (patting myself on the shoulder)!

Now, time to thank the people who'd walked through these journeys with me...

*A BIG thank you, to all the supporters of my works (Byrheea and Dollgift), my blog (hitting 100 followers. Yay!!) including those who are not in the followers' list. You know who you are... thank you. :)

*Friends I made in the blogging world, HollyEmily (and her CUTEST daughter, Devon), NingPili, Koralee, Janna and Shelley.. just to name a few. Oh, I even have a 'pen-friend' from Germany! Hello Astrid, if you happen to read this! The most amazing part is that, these people are from different parts of the world and we've never meet in person. Come to think of it, I started my blog on 9 Jan '09.. it took me really long to make up my mind to keep one and this has to be one of the best choices of my life. If you refer back to my earlier posts, you'll see the HUGE difference (another pat on my shoulder). Thank you ladies, you colored my world!! :)

*The 8 local stores (wow, 8! another pat) that allow me to consign my works with them. I hope there will be more to come! :)

*My family and friends for their constant love and encouragement. I LOVE YOU ALL! :*

I hope I didn't miss out anyone? Well, just in case, 'Thank you EVERYONE (living things, non living things) for EVERYTHING!!! See, I'm smart right (another pat). 

I better stop before I sound like some Grammy award winner.

I'll be back with my resolutions for 2010 (okay, I'm almost done). Here's wishing everyone a new year filled with loads of love, peace, abundance, (good) surprises, fun and joy! WAIT don't go yet!! Nono wants to say,

'HAPPY NEW YEAR (and remember me)'! See you in 2010!!! :D

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Christmas Part (II)

Sorry it took me so long to post this. Too many photos to pick from.. I hope you'd enjoy these. :)

and the story continues from Part I.... As we strolled along Boat Quay...

to the five-star Fullerton Hotel..... to use their restrooms. lol. Of course we didn't go there deliberately to use their restrooms, we just happened to pass by.

Here's Clarke Quay! Still, very beautiful... :)

Did you notice my mini Christmas hat??? Cute right! Hee. We got it for 5 bucks. Quite expensive for a tiny hat like that but I didn't hesitate one bit because it was my FAVOURITE day of the year! Plus, I can keep it for next Christmas.

Everywhere looked so dreamy on Christmas eve.. .even the trees were exceptionally dazzling.

Enough of my little Christmas tour. Now, what is Christmas without PRESENTS??? Let's see what I got this Christmas.. (Pls bear with me while I read out the list) - ANGEL lamp, ANGEL oracle cards (not one but TWO decks), ANGEL musical box, 1 month TrueFitness membership, handmade (with love by Adele) pouch, Ipone casing (absolutely no reason for me not to get an Ipone now), bookmarks, sketchbook, shawl, bangles, necklace.. not forgetting those (belated) not in the pic; an artistic book for the artistic me (a-hem) and a donation made to Worldvision (to benefit one Pakistan girl to go to school) dedicated to me! Tell me, HOW CAN I NOT LOVE CHRISTMAS??? I feel so blessed! :')

Now, allow me to brag about this lamp. See the details and excellent craftmanship???  
Can't see clearly? Here's a close-up. Gorgeous (X100) right?!! Don't be jealous. You can also get one for yourself HERE. :)

Sometimes giving can be a joyous thing too. A few weeks before Christmas, I decided to send a gift along my blessings to my buddy from the States after knowing she will be getting married, three days after Christmas. I knew Holly through blogging and we've never meet in person. I 've known her as an upbeat and down to earth lady...always so sincere and caring (even to her little squirrel visitors!)

Anyway, she was so excited after receiving my surprise gift that she wrote me a long email (content of which is too mushy to be shared). ;) Not only that, she did a post in her blog about it before she left for her honeymoon. How sweet is that?!! I 'stole' a pic from her blog. Ssshhhsss.. For full story, pls visit her blog HERE (I promise you will enjoy reading her blog as much as I do). Once again, congratulation to my dearest buddy~!! :D

Lastly as you can see, this is going to be my last post for 2009. I'm not going to get all emotional because I'm really looking forward to a brand new year. Have you thought about your resolutions for 2010? I'm halfway through it! Hee hee. Before I end my last post, allow me to get all teary one last time with this video I'm about to share. Pili (another beloved blog friend, all the way from Spain!) posted a video on Youtube with my Christmas postcard (right in the middle) in it!! Thank you, Pili!

Enjoy to this one. Oh no, I'm getting all teary again.. *HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!! :D

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas (Part I) With Ten Thousand Angels

This restaurant is a love-at-first-glance. Yes, just one glance and I fell hopelessly in love with it. The name alone makes my heart leaps, 'Ten Thousand Angels'. Can you imagine thousands of Angels inside?? Of course I don't mean I counted them but if you're going to include those we can't see with our bare eyes, I'm sure there are. :) Make a guess how many photos I took inside? Over 80 of them! Goodness. I can stay in there forever! The waiters and diners must have thought I was crazy...  Morale of the story? Put Angels in your shop and I will do FREE advertising for you.

Location: 68 Orchard Road, #05-10 (beside Spotlight) Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839.

You HAVE to try their baked mushrooms. Superb, I tell you! As you can see, one piece was already gone before I could even snap a pic.

I had laksa pasta. Unique eh? Pretty delicious too (see my excited face and you will know).

Shoot me! Shoot me!!!

Street dancer Angel?

The Angels bookstand is a perfect choice for any book lovers (A-hem).

Seriously, if I were to buy one, I couldn't even decide which to get. Each of them is beautiful and adorable in their own ways. See this one!!! Place him at the edge of your desk and he'll be gazing at you while you work. All the stress and Monday blues will be gone. How sweet!

Who wouldn't want to play hide-and-seek with him?!!

Another one that made me hyperventilated.

Is this not cute or what?!! I want to bring him home next Christmas!

And this!!!... I think I should work in this restaurant! But I can't promise I won't spend all my salaries here. :(

Do Angels get emotional too?

Sorry I got all carried away and neglected something very important. Now, don't blink your eyes a second.. because the next Angel is a life-size one.......................................................... She is none other than my BESTEST friend, Adele (3 cheers for Adele)!!! I'm sure heaven must be missing an Angel. :)

So sweet and innocent right....

Pls forgive me. I couldn't control myself any longer! (I think my face look like theirs.. so chubby. lol)

Now do you understand why I'm so obsessed with Angels? Have you fallen in love with them too? Dear family/relatives/friends/admirers/secret admirers, if you are wondering what to get me for my birthdays (or any other occasions), you can never go wrong with this shop. Heh heh.

By the way, these are just photos for the first half of my Christmas eve celebration. Pls return for part two! Last but not least, here's wishing everyone lots of love, peace and joy this holiday. Merry Merry Christmas!!! :*

*pls do not use any image(s) from my blog without my permission. thanks!*