Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Guide to Getting a Bunkbed

I share a bunk bed with my little sister. At the beginning, it was quite challenging to live with her in the same room, and share the same shaky bunk bed. Overtime, however, we somehow got used to it.
Despite that, I would love to trade in my bunk bed with a normal bed. My sister is a tosser, and she tends to shake the whole bed with her when she moves around. The bed also tends to shake uncontrollably when she climbs up and down the ladder. It is simply the reality of having bunk beds, I suppose. Ours is a steel, stable one. I assume you will need built-in bunk beds if you want the tremors to lessen significantly.
For the past two years, I've learned how my bunk bed life could be improved. But due to the costs and hassle, we will never trade in the bunk bed for something else unless we get a bigger place. However, I'm dying to share my bunk bed lessons with you. So here are some of them:

1. If possible, always place the bunk bed by windows. One of my favourite things to do is to read in bed. But because the lighting is so poor at the bottom bunk, I can no longer read or sew in my bed :(.

2. If the room lacks BIG windows, consider installing a lamp at the bottom bunk instead. It would also be great if the top bunk has one too because lighting conditions near the ceiling is not that great either. With this, it is possible to read at night :).

3. Well, why not have both a window and a light installed? :D

4. Personalise the bunks! Sadly, we live in a rented apartment, so there is no sticking or hammering allowed! But if you have the opportunity to hang a couple of frames, built some shelves for books or soft toys (my soft toys are taking over my bed). Go wild!

5. The lack of privacy in the room can be quite an issue sometimes (or most of the time, in my case). Curtains for the bunks can work - this gives some privacy if you would like a good cry after reading a good book, or just to write in that private journal of yours.

6. There is ample of storage space under the bunk bed. If you are doing built-ins, do something like the picture above. Or just stash your things in boxes if you are lazy like me :D.

7. And the best bunk bed: One which is a reading nook as the bottom bunk and a sleeping bunk at the top <3.

And that's my guide to getting a bunkbed :).

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the Chinese mid-autumn festival. To be honest, my family and I have not celebrated this festival since we left Kuala Lumpur. Mooncakes and lanterns sold in Auckland tend to be really expensive and overrated.
I do miss the days where my cousins, sisters and I would light lanterns on the streets and decorate the garden with colourful candles.
And of course, the yummy mooncakes to feast on :).

Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival (20100920-182720)

Happy Mid Autumn Festival!

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Happy Spring :)

If you are living somewhere on the Southern Hemisphere, here's a Happy Spring to you :).

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cupcake Bouquet

If you check out my Pinterest boards, you will find that I'm really in love with food. Cupcakes are my obsession at the moment.

My wedding will have this :D

You can never go wrong with pastels:

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Roses are infinitely pretty:

And this is something which I want to make one day soon:

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Are you interested in tackling cupcake bouquets too?
Check out the really easy step-by-step photos here:

cupcake bouquet demo

And some icing tips:
If you make a bouquet, don't forget to share pictures with me :).

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Hi everyone!
Yes, I am actually alive. And yes, the blog is horribly neglected. I do miss coming here and sharing some cute things with you. It has been difficult to find time to make, create and blog during the semester. This year is a vast difference from that of 2010, with my part-time work and additional responsibilities on two different university clubs. I am still struggling to stay sane.
However, I am still reading my favourite blogs, and have also been caught up with the Pinterest craze. It is such a great source of inspiration. Just 10 minutes on Pinterest everyday leaves me feeling giddy with happiness!
For the next few months, I will be rather quiet on Blogger (with the occasional updates!), and will be pinning occasionally. I just need some time to focus on getting my degrees and earning some money on the way. If you like some of the following photos I have on my Pinterest boards, you may, if you like, come say hi here :).

Have a happy July, and I will come say hi again before the month ends :).

Source: via Su Lyn on Pinterest

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

I'm sorry I have been MIA lately. Lots of things have been going on in my life, and I am absolutely swamped with university work and so much more. My boyfriend has been pretty sweet to me, and recently, had a package of sweet goodies delivered to my doorstep. They are from Send A Chocolate Cake, and they are absolutely delicious!

I can't promise frequent postings from now on, but I will definitely be keeping this blog going with a couple of posts now and then. My goal is still to introduce cute things to my lovely readers!

Hope you all have a lovely Easter :).

Sunday, March 06, 2011


I'm sure most of you know about My Milk Toof. Really cute stuff, and I'm sure like me, you are totally in love with it!
Inhae recently started a competition, called Your Milk Toof, where Milk Toof lovers can submit versions of their own Milk Toof. The prize is a free signed copy of the Milk Toof book! Yay-yay! The picture above shows Dwippy, my Milk Toof which is dipped in chocolate. To be honest, I am rather disappointed with the results. Initially, I was quite reluctant to submit Dwippy, but after some encouragement form a friend, and the fact that my efforts would be completely wasted if I didn't, I finally took some time to photograph it quickly in the nicest setting I could come up with in 4 minutes.
So here's my submission: Dwippy
And there are so many great entries for the competition! Do browse, if you have the time! :)
I shall need to console Dwippy now...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Very Own Nook

I may have mentioned this before: I share a bedroom with my sister.
Our room is really tiny for both of us. We live with two big study tables, a bunk bed and a small shelf, where most of my craft supplies and books are placed.
The place is really cramped, but we do get by :).
I've always wished however, that I have my very own special nook :).

One can dream, surely? ;)

Friday, February 18, 2011


I made some mushroom brooches a couple of weeks before I left for Kuala Lumpur last year. I cannot remember if I had posted photos of them before. If I haven't, here they are! If I have, I'm sorry for boring you with the same old thing :(.

What I like about these brooches is that they can be pinned anywhere :). Bags, caps, shirts etc - you get my drift! :P.

They are smiling mushroom brooches :).
For those living in New Zealand whom are interested in these brooches, I have two listed on Trade Me here. Or just leave a comment :).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Love Stationery :)

One of the things I enjoyed doing at KL was shopping around for stationery. I bought lots of essentials, such as highlighters and rulers, but I was trying desperately not to go overboard on the notebooks and memopads. I simply have too much of these in my stash!
I caved in for the following purchases:

Apple memopads.
Too cute to resist!

One will go as part of a birthday gift for a friend who loves stationery as much as I do!

A memopad...

Of which I thought the illustration was Japanese-like!

And a cute stick-it/post-it set.

I really do try to minimise my stationery stash, especially since I have little storage space.
Are you a stationery stasher? ;)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tiramisu and Busby

I mentioned that I bought lots of things from KL in one of the past posts. And I think I went a little overboard with the soft toy buying. Here are just two of them, although I bought more than just these ^.^. I will find some time to take photos of the other two before the month ends ^.^.

This is Tiramisu :)

These are 'Russ' bumble bees.
One is for my friend's upcoming birthday, and the other is mine :).
Mine is named Busby (aka Buzz-bee).

See how chubby it is? ^.^