Friday, May 22, 2009

The Unofficial Twilight Companion

The only thing I can say is that this was a total waste of my $18.95!! I went to submit my essay yesterday evening and stopped by the bookshop. It was an impulse buy, and the book was wrapped in plastic so I wasn't able to browse thru it.. The cover is beautiful, I must admit, but that's it. The author talks about other vampire movies most of the time, there are pages and pages of quizzes which I can't even be bothered, and I found the entire book absolutely boring, not only about the content inside, but the author's style of writing puts you to sleep.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Where is my Pina Colada?

I have been crazed all week! Three assignments due this week, and I've been busy searching for research journals online, reading, highlighting, drafting, amending, etc.. First was for my journalism elective in which I chose to write about Singapore's media system and its journalistic attitutes (or lack of I should say) and how the government has since from the beginning followed an authoritarian philosophy which pretty much used its power to control and censor the media. After that, I went straight on to my Ethics essay for my Psychology unit. This one involved ethical codes and guidelines to follow, etc.. My third assignment due this week is for my interpretation and meaning in sociology unit, which I already started last week, thank god, is on post-structuralist feminism. I really like this topic, and so far have found it quite interesting, especially Marxist feminism. Alright, I guess it's back to drafting and amending my feminsim essay now...but after this, I think I really need a drink.
Wish I was here now...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

They'll need this in Forks

Ok it has been raining heaps lately, and I don't like bringing umbrellas's just too troublesome and makes my bag bulky.. But then I saw this... It's Audrey Hepburn meets Rebecca Bloomwood! And it comes with it's own matching brolly bag to put it in!
So cute I couldn't resist not buying it!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day stitches

In celebration of Mother's Day this year, I decided to stitch a little something onto bath towels for my *future* mother in law. I bought a soft fluffy cream coloured towel and a matching slighter darker cream aida band to match. I wanted to give it a romantic vintage feel to it so I stitched using dusty rose and mint green colours. On the sides of MOTHER, there are three tiny flowers and in one corner I stitched MD 2009 to give it a personal touch. Then I thought I might as well stitch one for my *future* father in law too. But I had a hard time deciding the colour of the towel for this one. I must have stood at the towels section in the store for a whole hour! At last, I decided on keeping it plain and simple (since he is a man), so I decided on a white towel, and I stitched the word FATHER in a smoke blue colour, and on each side there are a pair of palm trees.
When I finished, I realised it looks like a towel from a beach resort!
Here are the pair together. I hope B's parents will like their Mother's Day present.
I also decided on stitching one for my aunt later on in the week. She loves the colour purple so I got her a nice lilac coloured towel and used a darker mint green/aqua colour to stitch her name.
B's parents present all wrapped up.
For my mum, who by the way lives in Australia, I sent her a nice black coloured shawl and a tub of Sweet Petula's Shea Butter Ginger Blossom hand and body balm from
Well, that's all for now. I hope everyone loves their Mother's Day pressies from me and I wish all mothers out there