About three more days to Chinese New Year, but my family has nearly finished our entire stash of festive goodies: pineapple tarts, cookies and our aunt’s cashew nuts! Only two pineapple tarts, a handful of love letters, and an unopened container of cookies are left…… oh and some bak kwa hidden deep in the freezer and safely away from the very hungry caterpillars!!! :D
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Happy Chinese New Year from me and my flower arrangements!!! :D
Made them for my home…… aren’t they sweet? Simply love the colour scheme! :D
Arrangements: (from left) mini kumquats, red cockscomb and pink carnations; purple hydrangea; and pink roses, purple eustomas and some greenery and berries……
Special thanks to colleagues G and L, and friend M, for braving the madding crowds with me to purchase the flowers on Wednesday and yesterday respectively!!!
Somehow, the haze dissipated and the sky over here became quite clear, so we opened the windows to let in fresh air! :)
I came home late last night to find that a new air-conditioner had been installed in my bedroom. Ah, cool cool bliss! :D
Yesterday, the air-con nearest my workspace was malfunctioning, the air-con in my bedroom was malfunctioning…… and so I suffered from overheating the entire day. :(
Know what kind of problem this is? You guessed it:
A FIRST WORLD PROBLEM.
It’s 1.22 am, they’re continuing preparations for the second day of a Malay wedding at our void deck (I think it was the first day yesterday), and the smells emanating from downstairs are absolutely heavenly……
I think I can detect curry chicken……
The lizard startled me when it popped out from behind my desk once again – and missed the insect by a whisker.
Then he ran back behind my desk.
He peeked out a little just now.
I think my presence is disturbing him, so I’m off to bed.
I hope he does not go hungry tonight!
Five minutes ago, I noticed that the relatively large lizard (tan with a grey ‘www’ pattern), that lives on the ledge outside my window, emerged from behind my desk onto the wall.
(He always sneaks through my window when he thinks I don’t notice, but I often catch sight of him from the corner of my eye.)
Then I noticed an insect flutter just out of his reach.
Poor thing! He’ll have to go hungry tonight!
Then he noticed me observing him, and scuttled back behind my desk.
Apparently nobody else wanted them, so my dad inherited my late grandma’s vintage furniture.
And so I gained a new wardrobe. Cleared my old one and passed it to my brother, whose stuff was previously in piles all over the place. Put all my clothes and bags in my new old wardrobe, and voila!
My colour-coordinated wardrobe, 4 August 2011.