Saturday, December 31, 2011


Will be counting down to the new year on a plane, with Jian, back to Perth!
Oh, 2011. You've been by far the best year in my silly little life.
2012! What new adventures will you bring?

Have a good one, everyone!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pillow Commission

Been working on a commission this week for a client of Spur pop-up:

A 70x70cm pillow slip, with requests of illustrations of a man and woman on each side, plus a zipper closure.

(Tee-hee! Zipper makes a weird creepy smile)

Loads of fun to do :) 
Will be bringing it down to the shop Saturday -
Coincidently! It's also the last day of Spur! If you haven't, you should most definitely check the place out!

Hope you'll like it Jana!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Seek and You Shall Find

Apologies for the brief hiatus. I had been away for two separate retreats. 
There's much to talk about! But, talking reveals only so much. 

Bit by bit. Step by step, there's footing in each crack for climbing. Notions for fast returns is a devilish thing. There's a certainty, if you believe, in perfect timing. 


 A new project my sister and I are embarking on whilst she's here for the summer:


Porcelain rings!
Wait for it :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Spur Pop Up



Remember these pillows I've done for my friends?

I've extended them into a series of beddings..

& they are going to be sold here!
(This is just one of them)

I've also helped with the making of their flag!
Absolutely home-sewn and hand-painted.

Spur is a pop-up shop just for the festive period.

If you're in Singapore, please drop by and pay Spur a visit!
The shop features works from some really awesome artists such as Mojoko, Square Street and Custhom, just to name a few!

This is going to be the first time any of my things are going to be in a real-life shop!!!
Very exciting stuff for me.

I'm still in the midst of finishing my products. But, they are more or less done. 
Left with some finishing touches and they will be ready for the store come Saturday. 

Swing by and say Hello! 
Shop owners, Indri and Aiden, are very friendly!

Photo by: TY

Monday, November 28, 2011

Two Years Old

We celebrated our second anniversary yesterday, Jian and I.

Here are some pictures of what we got for one another:

A sketchbook combination of a Singlish dictionary for him
& the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and a dreamy ring for me

We spent the night at the Night Safari watching animals and walking in the misty, cool air of our rainforest.

Kind of a bizarre feeling how time doesn't match reality.
So much has changed within these couple of years that made it seem like we've been together for much longer.

I was aiming to write something sweet, something romantic, something poetic even, but words fail me.

My mind hurtles back to the events that almost broke us. The revelation of lies, the secrets, the mistakes; the address of the darkness, and the denial. Yet for some strange reason, only by the grace of God, we forgive. We accept. We persevere. We hope. We believe. We strive. We love. We overcome.

It could be said, that we are like two pieces of diamonds in the rough - used as a tool to sharpen the other in the process of girdling.
I see myself the clearest when I'm with him. I see the things I'm lacking in. I see the changes that need to occur in me.
He is, like no-one else, my soul mate.

Two years in itself, is nothing. Yet, these two years have also been everything.


Happy anniversary, papi.
Here's to us growing like trees.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Grace and Gratitude

I have received so much in the past few days, it's almost unbelievable how things pan out.
If there's anything I've learnt in the recent weeks gone by, it's patience, amid more.

There's a thing about simply trusting. There's a thing about simple obedience. And, there's another thing about perfect timing.


Some previous lunches

A simple lunch prepared by my sister and I


This one, lovingly prepared by Yi Yi


Anyways, I've finally managed to find myself this!

A secondhand serger at a pretty enough decent price, which belonged to a good friend of my grandparents. Though it hasn't been used in 15 years, it works like a dream. I can finally finish my edges off professionally! :D

A visit to the grandparents' often leads up to my grandma showing me her old photos.
I really do love looking at her old photos, even though she shows me them every time I'm over now.
These photos really lend a sense of time and air to them. I can't get over how amazing their wedding photos look!


 I love this one so much that Nai Nai gave me a copy!


Everything about this photo just screams gorgeousness, don't you think? 


Earlier today, my mom, sister and I, headed down to the orchid exhibition and Gardens by the Bay. I didn't particularly have any interest in this, but my sister, being a landscape architecture student, enjoyed herself plenty.

I don't think I'd come back again, at least not twice in a row (unlike a certain somebody). Please, don't get me wrong. I like my plants, and I like my nature. But, to see all these plants arranged in such an artificial and rigid system, it gets me all uncomfortable and edgy.

There needs to be a sense of peace and tranquility when you look at plants, I kept trying to tell Jia Ying. There shouldn't be this feeling of irritation, nor this raw, burning sensation constantly piercing through me as I walk around the dome/exhibit.

But, then again, maybe it's just me and my inability to enjoy this form of spectatorship. Everyone around me seemed to be up in arms over the place's "beauty", making loud squeals of admiration and delight.

Of course, there are most certainly a few things I enjoyed:

 Like this floral arrangement


 And the daisies


And this other flower which look like daisies

But that's about it. 

All I wanted to do was go home, whereas my sister was the complete opposite. 


All she was thinking about, was how to make this home.

The Sketchbook Project 2012, Sandwich

So! I've received my sketchbook a couple of weeks ago in the mail. Been procrastinating with what I should do with it, till I had a sudden inspiration!
Instead of drawing sketches of sandwiches in its pages, why not make the entire sketchbook a sandwich??






Portobello Mushroom




Sunny Side Up


Grilled Brinjal


This is also the first time I'm experimenting with markers! If my sister hadn't introduced them to me, I would probably still be a marker virgin.
Yet, there's lots more work I need to put into this medium, but I guess the trick to it is to plan and blennnnddddd.

Either way, this project was fun stuff.
Thanks, Art House Co-op!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

No More Ghostings

Having my sister back from NZ a couple of days ago, means having Yi Yi, her aspiring chef of a boyfriend over a lot more now.

He taught us how to make pasta from scratch, and even made us a real fancy dinner.


 Squid Ink Ravioli stuffed with Seafood Mascarpone for lunch


For dinner, he whipped up

Tomato and Pepper Soup with Crab Cocktail for entrees

Open Squid Ink Ravioli with Asparagus and Smoked Haddock for mains


Strawberry & Sparkling Rose Jelly for desserts

 He even made us some tagliatelle to dry out and keep

Definitely, the most gorgeous affair ever laid on our dining table to date.