Sunday, November 23, 2008

What is your sign?

I saw this today...and even though it was in Japanese, I understood it. This video touched me, I hope it does the same to you :)

Headbangers is off and ready to go!

I'm so excited! The Headbangers Brigade is now stocked at Cat Socrates - a fabulous gorgeous gem of a lifestyle concept shop at Bras Basah Complex! I know its way off the beaten track, but you guys know me, I've always loved the weird, off stuff! The owner is a Chinese gal, very sweet and unassuming. She has put in a small space for reading of books and even serves drinks and coffee! Free wireless for those who wanna surf the net even! Which is how I wanted Suite Stuff to evolve eventually, but due to space constraints, was unable to do.

Anyways, I'm thankful that Helen was willing to stock my headbands. I hope they sell well! Please cross your fingers for me!!

heh. laters!


P.s: Damn pissed off too! I just paid like 45 bucks for one durian. ONE!! grrrr....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I have recently discovered Wordle - an online free program that turns this poem by Philip Larkin:

Is it for now or for always,
The world hangs on a stalk?
Is it a trick or trysting-place,
The woods we have found to walk?

Is it a mirage or miracle?
Your lips that lift at mine:
And the suns like a juggler's juggling-balls,
Are they a sham or a sign?

Shine out, my sudden angel,
Break fear with breast and brow,
I take you now and for always,
For always is always now.

into these:

I like how the different layouts bring out different facets of the poem. I'd love to frame them up - they would make for a cool centerpiece/wall art.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I love creativity and all the inspiration one derives from it.

This cubicle wall display is made from vintage ribbon spools. So cute!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Oh Happy Day

Finally finally I get a break! No teaching, no rehearsals, no performances. A break for one day!

So what do I do? I go to the gym, after a much-too-long hiatus. I meet Soap for lunch and then we go collect my HEADBANGERS stickers from some block in the middle of Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park! They look beautiful! I can't wait to paste them on my packaging for the headbands *actually I've done about 15 already! Couldn't wait!*

We then head to Republic Poly to discuss what we'll do for the full day cultural immersion programme this Saturday at Victoria School. We'll be teaching our future leaders of Singapore. Apparently, pupils in this programme (they take Melayu or Bahasa Indonesia as a third language) are being groomed to take on various positions in the government in the future. Its all hush-hush and the pupils are approached separately. Hmmm...lets see what mettle they're made of.

And then and then!!!!! We go to JB!!! I get to eat the mango snow ice i've been craving for for the longest time, I buy an absolutely gorgeous pair of shoes in grey with a suede layer pictured below (although i've to sun one half of it as they're of different shades of grey, sigh long story...)

AND we get to eat a delicious seafood meal at Tebrau Market for only SGD10 per person!

I'm a contented woman! Now, if only I could get my hands on this or this for my planner next year!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Wedding Dress

I stumbled across this webpage on the history of the wedding dress while searching for any history at all on the sweetheart neckline (nothing definitive I can find so far! How weird is that?).

Ok we all know that the choice of color for wedding dresses were white and its variations right? But blue was also a favourite colour.
a) blue is a colour associated with Mother Mary, therefore another symbol of purity
b) blue traditionally symbolised fidelity and and everlasting love (hence the popularity of sapphires in engagement rings!)

This phrase below is a wedding customary phrase and it refers to what the bride must have on her on her wedding day.

"Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe."

I now know why its "something blue" and not pink or yellow! Brides would wear blue or something blue on their person to ensure the fidelity of their husband as was the superstition of the day.

Now, what colours were forbidden or frowned upon?

Pink: "marry in pink and your fortunes will sink"
Red: in Victorian times, this colour was associated with prostitutes and slatterns. Also for guests, this was considered rather taboo - if invited to attend a wedding, a widow in mourning would throw off her customary black and wear red to the wedding. Thus, red was further viewed as a bridal mourning colour.
Green: considered the colour of fairies and was generally thought bad luck to call the attention of the magical folk to oneself during the wedding. Also, green is connected to Nature and to wear the colour might induce rain to dampen the wedding day.
Brown: rustic. "marry in brown and you'll live out of town" - with the implication that one would always be a hick and a countrymouse.
Yellow: Trendy for a while but considered to be a heathen colour and unholy, therefore forbidden to be worn in church!

Thats a lot of colours the bride/guests can't wear to a wedding! We're fortunate to be in the modern times. Nowadays, brides and guests get to choose whatever they want. I've seen lots of black in recent years!

They might not care, or they might be ill-informed. However it is, it is always good to do your research before you attend a wedding as a kind of respect to the couple getting married.

Laurie's getting married on the 30th of November! I think I'll wear blue. Heh.

Monday, November 10, 2008


is creeping in. I have so much to do, but I can't put my hands around it. Sigh. I wonder why this period of ineptness always happens to me! I know I just have to tell myself to just go and do it, but I just feel like resting and resting!! :( okay, must go do more headbands after this!!!