Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Happy Chinese New Year!

The photo is not really Chinese New Year-ey, but it will have to do. It was taken somewhere in Shanghai in 2009, on a family vacation :). 

This year is the Year of the Dragon, which is my Chinese zodiac. If you are curious and would like to know what is your own zodiac sign, check out Wikipedia. It is similar to the Western zodiac, but instead of determining the zodiacs by the month, the Chinese look at the years instead. Being a dragon baby is very sought after in the Chinese culture. It is believed that babies born in the year of the dragon are smarter, stronger and have the best luck. Looks like we can expect a baby boom in Chinese communities this year!

This year, I am celebrating the occasion alone. My family is still back at Kuala Lumpur, whilst I am in Auckland, finishing up my last paper for the summer. I spent the eve and new year's day with friends instead, which is almost as good as celebrating with family!

Hope you are having a lovely day and a great celebration :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pip Studio

My Pinterest home page was filled with some lovely things lately, in particular, things from Pip Studio. When I first saw it on Pinterest, I went crazy and started Googling images and products from Pip Studio.

Here are some pictures to share:

I am particularly interested with the porcelains (I have a particular weakness for ceramics and china). In my crazy Pip Studio frenzy, I found two New Zealand websites stocked up with porcelains. If you are local like I am, you might want to check out Maisy and Grace or Lennox Design Studio.
I love this bowl...
 ... this plate....
... and this cake stand...
Unfortunately, these are a little pricey for me :(. They are so pretty though!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I will learn to crochet beautiful blankets... one day :).

Monday, January 09, 2012

Happy New Year!

Gosh, it has been so long since I have dropped by! Hope everyone is well :).
I spent part of my summer holiday at Kuala Lumpur. I spent most of my time sleeping, eating and looking after a little cute one year old baby. It was good to relax and do nothing! I arrived back in Auckland last week, and I am currently completing my last paper in summer school before heading out to work in February. In mid-February, I will (unofficially) be a graduate with degrees in Law and Commerce! After 5 years of studies, I am more than ready to start working!
My official graduation will be held somewhere in April / May, and I am really hoping I will receive this as a graduation gift!

Isn't it the cutest owl ever? I don't know where to get it, but fingers crossed, someone may actually buy that for me! ;)
As you may know, I am a soft toy addict. My sisters know this and hence, bought this as a Christmas gift for me:

It joins Busby, Tiramisu, Pi, Mochi, Chocolates and a whole lot of others.

I love all my soft toys, but as I'm moving out to another city in Feb for my new job, I've finally began listing some of them on Trade Me. I thought it would be nice to post some photos of the soft toys I'm farewelling to. The following are their Trade Me mugshots.


That's all for now. I need to destash some of my fabric and kawaii items so that I can have a lighter and smoother move to my new apartment in February!