Making a hand bouquet

Really attracted to a groupon deal for a floral arrangement class on making a hand bouquet. Started looking for someone to attend with me. Sadly, not many were interested. So I was quite surprised when my sister Adora was actually agreeable to going with me. Not sure if she was really interested or just being a good sister to accompany her big sister!

Anyway, it was quite a nice experience.

It was a rough start though. It was pouring that day and the place was so difficult to find. It was in some ulu building in Moutbatten which was quite difficult to access and we had difficulty locating the place. Ended up about 25 min late. And when I stepped in, I half regretted my decision. Certainly, it was not quite what I had envisioned a floral arrangement class to be. Firstly, the room was cramped and there was not much working space. Secondly, they were actually using the premises of a tuition centre. Thirdly, the instructor was a guy who could not speak English very well!!

After I got over these gripes, the class was actually quite enjoyable. The instructor and his assistant (both guys) were quite patient and approachable. The steps were simple enough to follow. And how could anyone stay grumpy for long looking at lovely red roses ๐Ÿ™‚ The company was good too. Adora was very accommodating of all my silly questions and comments and it was quite fun to attend a class together with my sister ๐Ÿ™‚

Felt very happy with myself for making a decent hand bouquet and enjoyed going for class together with my dear sister. Also a fresh love for flowers!! Didn’t realise I love flowers so much and felt very rejuvenated by the whole experience. It ‘s always nice to learn something new as well I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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My first Kade Spade

Got my first Kate Spade bag! Asked bro-in-law, Gavan, to get me a Kate Spade bon shopper during his exchange programme to Canada! He visitedย the factory outlets in US too while he was there. Best part of it is that it costs only around US$50. I luv branded stuff but don’t like to pay too much for them ๐Ÿ™‚

Till the next time someone else goes to the States!


Entering into 2013 with a dear friend

Today marks the first day of the new year.

For educators, it usually also means the end of the holidays and the back to school blues.

This year, we had the privilege of spending the day with a dear friend, Xinyi, who is also Daniel’s godma.

It was quite an impromptu meeting. We had to meet Xinyi to go change Daniel’s shoes that she had gotten him for Christmas. It fitted him too nicely and I did not want him to outgrow them so quickly. So we picked her up at her place and drove to Tampines Mall to change the shoes for a size larger.

After that, we had lunch at Tonkichi. The pork cutlet tasted especially yummy due to the great company. It was great to just spend the day together and share about our feelings about the new year.

After lunch, we headed to Starbucks where got our drinks and just had a leisurely chat. It was nice to just be able to sit down and not have to rush off anywhere. I just love public holidays. Really cherish quiet moments like that. This time tomorrow, it will be the first day of school with all the madness and chaos!

All too soon, it was time to go back as Daniel had to go home for this afternoon nap. We drove Xinyi back home. Realised how much I miss our rides home together! We used to give her a lift home after Vanguard almost every week when we were serving in the ministry together.

Shoes from Godma!