Space saver for small bathrooms

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Open shelving over the toilet. Now why didn’t I think of that?

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January 11, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Back?

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What is this picture about? Nothing much, except a nice view at after-work drinks the other day, and to start blogging again. Why and would I continue? Not sure. Let’s see how much joy this brings me.

January 7, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Buffet lunch at 7atenine ~ Esplanade

They will keep serving until you’re full. You can skip something you don’t like, or re-order something you do. S$37++, drinks not included.

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March 19, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

DIY reef hook

Getting ready for my upcoming dive trip to Maldives. Being the nervous being I am, I have my worries about the trip.

Will I get used to living on-board 24/7 for 9 days? Will I have enough stamina to keep up with the seasoned divers? In case of emergencies, do I have the necessary survival instincts to handle it (ok, think the answer to this is a no, but my plan is to keep close to someone who does…)

Equipment is another thing. I’ve gotten a new regulator, a new BCD, Mantis fins (so pretty!), poker, a little bell (don’t ask me… I could have just used the poker as a tank banger but I couldnt’ resist).

Gull Mantis fins. Love them!

Pink Gull Mantis fins. Love them!

Sad to say I love my fins because they’re pink. I have yet to try them in the water so have no idea how they would fare. *fingers crossed*

Yeah, the problem I know have is that I’ve got pink fins, have changed the plate on my regulator to pink, and I’ve got a freaking blue wetsuit! Yeah, if they had pink I would have bought pink, but they didn’t, and the wetsuit was the first big-ticket item I bought (I had gloves and booties). Everything else came later, and how… how could I resist the pink??

And of course I’ve got my gloves and booties from the last couple of dives.

What I need is a dive computer, which I’m going to borrow this time, and a reef hook.

Cheapo as this may sound, I am perfectly willing to spend $2k+ on a BCD and a reg, but refuse to spend S$60 on a reef hook in a dive shop!

So the next best thing? DIY.

I went to the local tackle shop and got a hook for fishing sharks. Size 14/0.

I wen to the local tackle shop and got a hook for fishing sharks. Size 14/0.

The uncle at the shop was really very helpful!

Me: “Do you sell caribiniers?”

Him: “What’s that?”

But subsequently went and found me a suitable hook for hooking onto the BCD.

He helped me to assemble the parts, choosing the best rope to use (softer ones so it doesn’t cut you) and also tied the ends with a boyscout knot that “…will never come loose! The harder you pull, the tighter it becomes!”

Feeling really happy about my purchase, which cost me a grand total of S$9, Kel brought me to our next stop.

Next, down to the local bike shop to grind down the sharp edges.

Next, down to the local bike shop to grind down the sharp edges.

The final product

The final product

I’m really pleased at how it turned out! Thanks to Kel, who, although not really having a clue, knew exactly the right places to bring me to.

March 16, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Finally…

I meant to place a strip of lace before sticking on the pearls and diamantes, but somehow got carried away and forgot until I finished the project. Absolutely neck-breaking effort.

I meant to place a strip of lace before sticking on the pearls and diamantes, but somehow got carried away and forgot until I finished the project. Absolutely neck-breaking effort.

March 5, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Truth

How do we know what is the truth of a situation? Is it what is playing out right before our eyes? If we have psychic powers and can see what is behind the scenes, will we still believe what we see our eyes? What will we doubt? Our eyes, or our psychic power?

January 14, 2009. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

It’s been a while

I haven’t been blogging. Not sure why. I think it’s because I was really bogged down physically and emotionally by work matter for the last couple of months.

But now, I’m starting to get the itch to write again.

Reading my old posts also give me the incentive to bling up my nails again. I have been keeping them really short lately as I really couldn’t be bothered. But let’s bring out the swarovski crystals… it’s time to bring beauty into the world again!

January 2, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

I’m writing a post simply because I’m so sick of seeing the pink Bayswater. Nope, I didn’t get it in the end.

I┬áhaven’t been writing because there hasn’t been much to report. My energies are mainly focused on work right now. I shall only blog when I have something that is actually of interest to blog about. Recently my life mainly consists of working and going home to veg out in front of the tv watching cheesy taiwanese drama serials. What’s there to write about?

My nails are a mess… would love to bling them up again… let’s see.

October 30, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Restaurant review: Dome ~ Dempsey Hill

I love the ambience of this Dome outlet.

I’ve been here twice. The first time, I had the lamb from the chef’s menu only available at this Dempsey outlet. And it was good!

The second, I had this…

Onion Soup

Gourmet Pie

I had the pie wi th the chicken and barley filling, while my friend had the beef stroganoff. Mine was too salty, and for him, the beef was too tough! So it was slightly disappointing.

But, Dome does serve up a nice cuppa.

Iced Latte

Iced Latte

September 3, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Giant supermarket at IMM

Yes, this supermarket chain is called Giant. Well, its’ relatively huge.

I was amazed at the fish market section, and the fact that they have live eels and catfish! Yes, live crabs and prawns I’ve seen aplenty… but the selection here…

I will never forget how Mum once asked her friend to get some live prawns from Giant, for our Chinese New Year’s Day steamboat. As no one would be home except me, I was tasked to give the prawn a wash and transfer them from the plastic bags to containers and place them in the freezer.

What followed was a combination of creativity and agility, as I scurried around the kitchen searching for long-handled utensils and deal with prawns that threatened to hop all over the kitchen floor. It’s funny to think about, but not funny when it happened. And me? Who is scared of a few flapping prawns, am going diving? I must be crazy.

September 3, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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