Monday, April 30, 2012

Sing me to sleep

Tossing & turning. Tossing & turning. 

In spite of being tired beyond words, sleep seems to have totally eluded me. My eyelids are heavy but my mind can't seem to stop whirling.

I am not happy. I am weary. I can't sleep.

Photo credits: Bulash

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Somebody that I used to know - Elise Testone & Phillip Phillips

Fell in love with this Gotye song afer hearing it sung by Elise & Phillip on American Idol.


 Now and then I think of when we were together
 Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
 I told myself that you were right for me
 But felt so lonely in your company
 But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

 You can get addicted to a certain kinda sadness
 Like resignation to the end, always the end
 So when we found that we could not make sense
 Well you said that we would still be friends
 But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over

 But you didn't have to cut me off
 Make it like it never happened and that we were nothing
 I don't even need your love, but you treat me like a stranger
 And that feels so rough

 No, you didn't have to stoop so low
 Have your friends collect your records
 And then change your number
 Guess that I don't need that though
 Now you're just somebody that I used to know

 Now you're just somebody that I used to know
 Now you're just somebody that I used to know

 Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
 But had me believin it was always something that I'd done

 But I don't wanna live that way
 Reading into every word you say
 You said that you could let it go
 And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

 But you didn't have cut me off
 Make it like it never happened and that we were nothing
 I don't even need your love, but you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

 No, you didn't have to stoop so low
 Have your friends collect you records
 And then change your number
 Guess that I don't need that though
 Now you're just somebody that I used to know

 Somebody that I used to know
 Somebody (now your just somebody that I used to know)
 That I used to know
 Somebody that I used to know 
 Somebody (somebody) (now your just somebody that I used to know)
 That I used to know

 I used to know
 That I used to know
 I used to know

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gorgeous Buys …….

I love nothing more than to browse through hundreds of online shopping sites for gorgeous buys at awesome bargains. Channeling my OCD into good use, I have now started a blog organising shopping sprees for friends and myself. Please do check out:!

It is not only a spree site but also a thrift store. Do you have something that no longer fits or no longer fancy? Email me and I will post those items up on the site for free!

Hope to see you peeps at Gorgeous Buys soon! xoxo

Spree now open!






Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pillow's birthday pawty! (dog-friendly)

We had an early birthday celebration for my other precious daughter in Katong Park Dog Run on Easter Sunday. Meg saved up a long time to pay for this party.  But I'm going to have to say this is probably my first & my last. It's a mad house trying to handle both kids & furkids!

Doggy food galore from The Bakehouse! Pillow does tend to get a tad bit allergic & hence I try my best to feed her fresh food all the time. Now instead of purchasing pre-packed treats from the pet stores, I've been getting fresh ones from The Bakehouse instead.

Birthday cake is a must! (And yes, we even sang birthday song :p)

Mini burgers - no yeast dough were used in the buns. They are tofu so I don't have to be worried about allergy!

Even sushi too! All food are human grade so you can help yourself to them if your dogs can't finish them :)

Cake pups - these were gone in seconds!

Special gift from owner of The Bakehouse - you can just see the amount of love put into preparing these dog food.

Some of Pillow's pressies

Dear Pillow having fun running free in the dog run

The princess is 2! ♥♥♥

Ewww ….. manners, Pillow!

Wahahaha! I think Latte refused to walk ~~ (Don't worry, she's not being dragged around)

Our pawty wouldn't have been a success without our dear guests

Awwww ….. this would have been a nice shot of Brownie :(

Peggy's pics to the rescue! It's really hard to take photos when your hands were always tied around one leash or another :p

 Baby BoBo - 8 months old Lab & Husky mix

Sweet Pepper who helped us finish up the food :)

Don't be deceived by this small cute thing …….  Joe Joe can be a real rascal!

Soba, a Silky Terrier with a big attitude!

Darling Latte sure can pose ~~

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The accidental cynic?

Meg: I think our government has a lot of money. 
Me: Yup ..... Our money .....
Meg: Then why do they spend so much on useless things rather than giving it to the people?

I wish this kid can vote. She has more sense than the majority of the adult Singaporeans.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Bonjour Paris & Hello Oxford - Day 2

Loads of pics in this post because I can't decide which ones to leave out :p

Our 1st stop was to Ladurée in Saint Honoré for breakfast!

It's interesting to note that almost half of the patrons here are Japanese

It's said that macarons originated from here <3

I was madly in love with the french toast 

Bon Appétit

Our next stop is Champs Elysées but in order to take in the sights, we walked instead of taking the metro.

And that was extremely commendable of me because I was walking with a really bad limp & the weather was still freezing cold!

One of my favourite pics - unedited!

In the end, we went on a merry-go-round! I totally regretted not taking the metro.

Consolation - at least we got to see the Eiffel Tower in the day

Guess where's our 1st stop in Champs Elysées?

Ladurée again! Check out the price tag …….
Bought some souvenirs for our loved ones back home

Not totally dark yet but I can't walk another step. Not with my bad knees & weighed down with so many shopping bags. So off we go back in a cab.

Can you imagine our damage just on day 2 alone??!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Bonjour Paris & Hello Oxford - Day 1

Courtesy of Pfizer, I managed to take a trip to Paris en route to picking Leto from Oxford to Singapore for Chinese New Year :p (I know it's been 3 months since my trip & so this is yet another outdated post but what's new? *shrugs*)

We took the metro from CDG airport to Gare du Nord to deposit our luggages as it wasn't till much later that we were able to check into our apartment. The luggage deposit lockers was pretty secure with security checks and all, but 1 important tip - GO EQUIPPED WITH LOOSE CHANGE! The coin-changing machine was unfortunately spoiled when we were there & the staffs were no help. We ran around the entire station trying to break our notes but everyone just shooed us away! Luckily we met a young couple next to our locker who helped us. You can guess that our impression of Paris was at rock bottom.

Another tip - It isn't fun lugging heavy luggages up & down the many many stairs of Paris metro stations. I'd read that it was possible to bring your luggages around in the metro & I got ambitious. I haven't quite realised there were so many stairs! So if you're alone, with a luggage & a cabin bag, take a cab. It's well worth the money.

Since it was a Sunday, we decided to pay tribute to the largest flea market in the world - Les Puces de Saint-Ouen in Porte de Clignancourt. The market was huge! I went with my brand new Canon 7D hoping to take some really nice pictures but I took naught :( I couldn't hold the camera as I was freezing & I needed to wrap my arms around myself to keep myself warm. I'd never been frozen so bad!

I had only myself to blame. I decided not to waste time piling on clothes as we had already taken so much time navigating & looking for loose change, so I went out in whatever I wore on the plane. The cold settled into my knees & sadly I was limping badly after that for the entire trip. I admit I'm old!

At the biggest flea market but all I did was to look for a place to sit down for a hot drink. Arghhh …… I could have strangled myself! 

Here it is! Our apartment in 52 Rue des Abbesses.

Finally something turned out right! I couldn't thank my stars enough. The apartment was awesome!

Not much of a view but the apartment itself was modern & new. There's washing machine, kitchenette, & even an extra  (hidden) bed behind the dining table.

I can be a total bitch when I travel. I am HUGE on accommodation. It was agonizing trying to find lodging in Paris because most affordable hotels were old & cramp. I was so lucky that there was a special price for this particular apartment at that moment. I paid lesser than what I would have paid for a 3 stars hotel. The apartment was 5 minutes away from the metro & 8 minutes away from Moulin Rouge. You might think it's sleazy being so close to Moulin Rouge but I can assure you that it's not. So if you're travelling to Paris, especially in a group, do consider an apartment instead of hotel. I'd done my research. Loads of good ones around.

Although knowing my luck, something was bound to be wrong with the apartment. Sure enough, the lift was spoiled! Actually a really minor issue since we're only on the 2nd storey. But problem was that my knees couldn't take any stairs during the trip.
Decked out in my favourite pink

Met the sweetest girl, Grace, on the metro. She was so intrigued by my pink attire & my gel nails that she started fingering my nails & clothes. I don't think Parisians dress in pink very much :p

Not wasting any time & we're at the Eiffel Tower on our 1st night

As it was a last minute trip, I didn't manage to book my tix online. The queue was insane & not to mention the wind! 

I thought I was bundled up warm enough but apparently not. In the end, we gave up waiting as it was just too cold. So sadly, that's all I can say about Eiffel Tower :(

We gave up the Eiffel Tower for food & warmth! Popped into a random cafe nearby to escape from the cold. This was fast becoming the story of our lives.

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