Saturday, June 27
1 Mcnally Street
Lasalle College Of The Arts
Everyone should visit 15 Minutes if you have the time. Food's not really expensive, cooked just right! I had the Ham and Mushroom linguine in Pink Sauce, and my sister had a Spicy Prawn Aglio Olio.
PS: I just popped by Melly's blog again and saw that I took a somewhat similar photo of the cafe from the inside. Hah. Just thought I'd post the picture up anyway! Hope you don't mind Melly!
Friday, June 26
Thursday, June 25
This is what I've been busy with. Hiding at home these days, folding, cutting, stapling, printing, gluing, Woohoo!
I'm super excited to see the finished stacks of zines all ready to be sent out. Still making, still doing.
For those of you who've ordered my zines and paid for in advance, thank you Super much for being this patient! 2 1/2 more weeks and I'll send them out to all you lovely people! : ) Thanks for waiting! I really really do appreciate it! : )
And because I feel like it, here are some nice posts happening around blog land today:
Wednesday, June 24
2 1/2 weeks before I go back to my Melbourne home and see myself in the very same studio space, painting my afternoons away. Time flies really fast. Anyway, I got my results today. Alright. Was a bit surprised. I passed my art history! I was struggling so much with my paper and thought I was going to fail. But I improved so it's a good thing.
One step at a time : )
Tuesday, June 23
I woke up this morning craving for a good cup of yummy warm hot chocolate. I don't deny it, Hot Chocolate's my favourite drink! It makes me feel better when I'm really cold. Makes me smile on a lazy day. It makes me happier when I'm already happy. You see, I love my chocolates and when I down a cup of really really good hot chocolate, my heart swells and I feel all nice, warm and fuzzy inside me. I know it's weird, but that's me and my love for my chocolaty friend!
You know, just the other day I was making my way to the post office. Clad in my ugly weather-water-proof shoes, mismatched socks and huge ugly jacket, I wanted to quickly make my way there, post out some letter and return home. Oh the dreadful weather on that day! It started to drizzle and the wind was blowing endlessly at my face. It Was so so super cold! When I reached the post office, the queue was just too long and there was simply no space left to stand and wait. So I decided to head over the cafe somewhat across the street to get myself a nice piping hot cup of Hot Chocolate. You know, I reached, all cold and trembling, ordered a takeaway cup, and guess what. I found out I had not a single cent on me! ( I lent a good friend $20 the night before and forgot all about it! ) Gosh. So I asked if the cafe takes eftpos, I know, really silly. And they don't. And I told the cute counter guy I forgot my cash and it's ok, so sorry but I had to cancel my order. And guess what?
He gave me the cup for free! I guess he knew I was freezing and really needed something to warm myself up. Such a nice guy! And even though the Hot chocolate tasted pretty average, it was by far one of the nicest cup I had to date. Because of his act of kindness. The world needs more people like him!
Thank you really kind cafe guy!
Anyway, I like my Hot Chocolates, thick and made from chocolates and not some lousy powder, from a few places:
90 Smith St, Collingwood
12-18 Yarra Pl
97 Errol St
Malthouse Theatre Cafe
CUB Malthouse Theatre
113 Sturt Street, Southbank
1A Crossley Street,
Here's just a few. But it should be enough for you to go try out, you Hot Chocolate loving Melburnians!
So, tell me what's your favourite drink! I'd like to know. Is it a soy latte, skinny frapp, mocha, espresso, I don't know! And I would like to find out. You can blog about it, twitter it, simply leave a comment below, or I don't know what else. But just leave your name below so we all know who likes what and where to go for yummy drinks! ( You might like to throw in a few recommendations as to where's good to go for your favourite drink! ) Just so we all know where's all the yummy places to go to! And do you happen to have a nice little coffee/ hot chocolate story ( like myself and the kind guy ) to tell too? I'm sure we blogger all love to know! : )
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Cheers and have fun!
Watch this and it'll make you feel better. Well, it worked in my case. Makes me feel like having something sweet! And the funny thing is I don't even like French Toast to begin with. Funny how an English accent and some sugar makes me feel much better after a blah night.
Sunday, June 21
Sarah and I met up today for our very own little secret surprise project. For now it's going to be hush hush. But some sneaky little pictures up here anyway! These little pictures, are meant to keep you all excited!
Saturday, June 20
Images via Sarah London Textiles.
Friday, June 19
This week's Words and Pictures organized by Pip is... Rose!
I was flipping through my family's old photo albums and I found this photo of me! I think my cute rose pink gingham strawberry bikini top is just too cute for words!
I found other funny kiddy photos of myself as well. I'll post some along the way. It's always nice to look at photos when we're all much younger. Right right? Would you like to share your pictures as well? I'm thinking we could post a photo every Friday. What do you think? If you're up for this week, do leave your name below! So others will be able to see your cute little self as well!
Thursday, June 18
I was walking around North Melbourne last weekend and these were some of the shots I took. The day was cold and slightly gloomy. Sometimes such days are nice. I love these sort of cold weather when I'm indoors, sipping on tea and making little bits of art.
1. What is your current obsession?
Quaint cafes and shops!
2. What is your weirdest obsession?
I like ...... Hmm. Actually I don't know.
3. What do you see outside your window?
Some nice green trees.
4. What is your favorite color?
Don't really have a favourite colour. But I guess I've got a weakness for anything bright red, and polka dotted. I just don't like purple. Never knew why, but never did. Haha
5. What is your weakness?
Pretty fabrics! Needless to say.
6. What animal would you be?
A Border Collie or a Chesnut Coloured horse. Because both would live out in the open fields/in a barnyard and have lots of space to run around.
7. What would you like to learn how to do?
I would love to learn how to crochet and make myself a granny square quilt!
8. What do you want to never happen in life?
To not be able to do art or make stuff anymore! Making art is my life. It's who I am!
9. What is on your bedside table?
Hmm. My wooden stationary box, candles on a vintage blue plate, a vintage pair of porcelain chipmunks, some acorns I collected, a photograph, and my cactus. Yes, Very packed. Haha.
10. What’s the last thing you bought?
100gsm Paper to re print my zines!
11. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Sarah tagged me and she's really funny. She loves floral vintage and pretty stuff like I do. That's why we click ;-)
12. What was your favorite children’s book?
Charlie And the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. It's filled with so much exciting stuff and sweet thoughts. So wonderful!
13. Who do you want to meet in person?
Hmm. Not sure for now.
14. What did you want to be as a child?
I wanted to be an actress. Because as an actress, I get to 'be' anything I want to be. A doctor, a lawyer, a nurse, a vet, a teacher, an artist, etc. Haha. That was my theory.
15. What did you dream about last night?
I fell asleep so deeply I don't even remember. Haha
16. Which do you prefer, day or night?
Day! So i can walk around and take pretty photos with good lighting! ( See, we're similar this way, Sarah )
17. What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
Surprisingly enough, this really huge plain boring black Kathmandu outdoor pullover. It's huge, 2 sizes too large, plain and black, boring and not even pretty. But it is the most comfortable piece of 'clothing' I own. And I feel happy whenever I'm in it.
18. What’s your plan for tomorrow?
To continue waking up at 7am and printing my zine. Only 1600 copies and +++++++ to go!
19. What is your must-have of the moment?
Cooling powder ( To prevent heat rash ) since I've just returned to Singapore from wintry Melbourne. The heat here is making me break out in rash!
20. What’s your favorite tea flavor?
Japanese green tea, or Orange Pekkoe.
21. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Hmm. I just came back to Singapore, and am a bit scared of flying again. But if I could teleport, I would be in Sweden right now!
Tuesday, June 16
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Sunday, June 14