Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life


Found this interesting book at Times Newslink at Changi Departure Hall before my flight to Hong Kong last week. I was hesitating between a suspense thriller and this book.  Seriously, I was not so keen on self-help genre, but after a flip through, I kind of liked it thinking that it was not a bad idea to have some easy read since I was heading for a holiday.

It proves worthwhile.  The book does give you a glimpse on human nature and how to know yourself, to be happy, to be loved and lovely, to be good, and to make the World a better place.

A good piece of advice I get :
To hold your anger for a day before you think of acting of it.
Not easy to exercise that I can say, but it really worth the effort as time softens the emotion (especially after a good sleep for my case), and can prevent you from saying or doing something stupid-or, worse, destructive-that you will inevitably regret.


Say little, do much. ~ pg148

Don't do unto others what you would not want done to you. ~ pg152

We sometimes mistakenly see our careers as the "selfish" part of our lives because we earn money or make profit, while our altruistic acts-giving to charity, say, or volunteering at the soup kitchen or giving blood-that's the work we do for others. We think that's what we do that makes the world a better place.  We forget that being good in our work helps other and makes the world a better place, too. ~ pg169

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Anna Sui x 2

 It proves that we have same exquisite taste.  Xmas pressie from my BF this year is Anna Sui La Nuit de Bohème, of which I had purchased a bottle myself 2 days ago.  LOL.  I like it.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Xmas

Cute paper cup for Xmas from Spinelli Coffee.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Embroidered Wall Art

Purchased these 2 beautiful embroidered art pieces from FabulourCatPapers, GREECE thru Etsy. 



Lamps Lamps Lamps

With these 2 added, now I have 8 lamps in my room.


Both bought from Beijing.  Love the antique lightbulbs.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sweet Little Things

Lovely & cute mini cupcakes from my bf
New charm bracelet from my gf
Very sweet. Muacks !!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coffee Day

This Tuesday is a Coffee day for me. Besides a small pack of Nespresso Capsules from a secret admirer ^.^ (still dunno who), also has an iced Vodka Coffee and a hot Cappuccino from Leo of The Muffinry. Salamat !!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

DAMNED by Chuck Palahniuk (II)

Haha.  Point noted.
Besides Vomit Pond, Hot Saliva, Shit Lake, there are also Dandruff Desert,  the Ocean of wasted sperm,  poop waterfall, and other collections of gross things.  Overall, YURK !!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stuff Matters

The Penguin art department collaborated with renowned photographer Dan Tobin Smith to create a unique cover design for Mark Miodownik’s equally unique book Stuff Matters. Here Penguin designer Richard Bravery talks us through the process.


These are behind the scenes of the making of book cover.  It took a lot of efforts to arrange the stuff.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

DIABLO, the Lord of Terror

Acquired one more devilish figure yesterday.  It has a red version too, but I like the blue one.

SIPF 2014





The 4th edition of Singapore International Photography Festival is here till 30 Nov 2014.

Besides exhibitions, there are many programmes like film screenings, workshops and talks at various places.

My 1st stop is to the Open Call Showcase at NMS which shows a broad range of subject and themes.

Following are just a few of them.





ALBINOS by Gustavo Lacerda from Brazil.

Albino is a person with pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes, and visual abnormalities resulting from a hereditary inability to produce the pigment melanin. 

"I have been researching the universe of albinos and trying to bring them before the camera, creating a new situation for those who have always been regarded as outcasts." ~ Gustavo



Shown below REPUBLIC OF PULAU SEMAKAU (A STORY ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR TRASH) are by Singapore artist Zinkie Aw.




The things we throw away tell much about who we are. Dustbins are, essentially, a part of one’s personal space, almost akin to a type of ‘identity autopsy’. Through photographs of trash and their environment, viewers are exposed to things owned and disowned by different people.
Below are FAMILY STUFF by HuangQingJun from China.
 One can tell the living condition of these families by looking at their possessions.

My next stop will be Festival Village at DECK.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Famous Writers' Sleep Habits and Literary Productivity

An interesting project by Marla Popova from brain pickings.

Do late risers really produce more works but win fewer awards than early birds ? ^^

The most important point, perhaps, is a meta one: A reminder that no specific routine guarantees success, and the only thing that matters is having a routine and the persistence implicit to one. Showing up day in and day out, without fail, is the surest way to achieve lasting success.
Admittedly, all these are hard works.

Click here to enlarge

The visualization is available as a gorgeous giclée print, with a third of the proceeds donated to literacy nonprofit Room to Read and the rest split between Accurat (Visualizer) and Wendy (Illustrator).

DAMNED by Chuck Palahniuk





Started reading this book last nite.

As usual, Palahniuk is full of witty sarcasms.






1st chapter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Snapshots II

More funny snapshots caught by the indoor CCTV

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brand.Balance


Recently purchased these Korean brand documentary magazines from Magpie.
I already have Penguin By Design by Phil Baines, but still, anything about Penguin continues to stir my interest.  Google is a brand I can't avoid and face every single day, whereas Lego is for my incredible.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Supermarket Sweeps

Through FATHOM, came across this highly-recommended travel magazine Swallow Magazine, an anti-foodie food magazine founded in 2009.  The supermarket sweeps are interesting.

SUPERMARKET SWEEP - NORDIC
http://swallowmagazine.com/supermarket-sweep

SUPERMARKET SWEEP - TRANS SIBERIAN
http://swallowmagazine.com/supermarket-sweep-2/ 

SUPERMARKET SWEEP - MEXICO
http://swallowmagazine.com/supermarket-sweep-3/

To my amaze, quite a bit of China foods/titbits can be found at Trans Siberian supermarket. ^-^

I guess I can do the same when I am overseas.  See what cuties I can find.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

IKEA's BookBook

"At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas."

Amazing !  Love it !



Go here for a proper hands-on with IKEA's new BookBook.
How I wish to have received such a beautifully packed book.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk (II)


Finished reading it today.
Seriously, this book is full of 'funny' sarcasms.

Take a look then you'll know.  Though these are just a few of the shorter parts.

Thot of dedicate to a friend with the problem.

Want more, get the book.