Monday, 20 May 2013
We moved into our new home during Chinese New Year period and bought a spring "paper cut" (it's laser cut) decoration for our main door. We thought we could continue with this display when spring is over, we will change to the next season and the next even though there's no 4 seasons in Singapore. Also to break the habit of a lot of locals who likes to keep their CNY decor throughout the year. Haha
It's been a few weeks according to our lunar calendar that it's Summer and decided to sit down and some out with a design. Since we don't have a printer yet, I went to the nearest mall to print the graphic out and also get a large piece of red card. The pain of my index finger is worthy. LOL
Will prepare for Autumn and Winter after some time. ^^
Oh and I love our new and big cutting mat! XD
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Since I've been into Game of Thrones for awhile now and it is more interesting to do some practice writing with the quotes from the TV show. I did a simple alphabets practice before this though, I didn't know how the strokes go and some alphabets are really hard to get it's shape right. Like the capital R, S and W for this style. (Do they call it style of font type?) I love the letter P and D.
I am never satisfied with my handwriting and they always change depending on how I write and none of them are pretty. LOL I hope that practicing calligraphy will help me strengthen my handwriting and discipline myself. Speaking about that, I should really practice more with the set of alphabets than writing quotes only. Heh
Sunday, 5 May 2013
When I google for ergonomic crochet hooks, I've come across some hooks that are off nice and comfortable looking handles and I was at the verge of purchasing them until I dig deeper and read reviews... I guess these type of tools might not work for everyone, somehow it's like you either hate it or love it and I don't feel like paying now for something I might not like. So I google again for DIY ergonomic grips crochet hooks and I found some tutorials like this and this.
I purchased some pencil grabs from the stationary store (mine are scented. Now my hooks smell like mango as stated on the packaging but it just smell like something sweet. lol) I followed the tutorial from Instructables to increase the size of my hook with masking tape and then slip on the grip.
I tried it for a little bit, it does increase the grip comfort but it has gotten fat, so I have to get use to the grip size. I can't tell for now if it is ergonomically good for me until I crochet something for a long time and somehow I don't have any projects on my mind at this moment. ^^; So I'll review it some time later I guess.
Friday, 26 April 2013
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
I couldn't find the mini pegs that I bought some time ago from Daiso so I used paper clips instead. The pegs are probably packed in one of the storage boxes when we moved, still packed as we will be moving again. Then I will be able to uncover them. XD
I will attempt to make crochet garland in the future. :D I've seen some really nice ones online. <3
Monday, 27 February 2012
Mr J and I traveled to Klang, Malaysia to attend his colleague's wedding and we stayed in Premiere Hotel. This is a 5 stars hotel, we booked the room through Agoda for $74sgd per night which is way cheaper than the usual stated price at $200+ sgd.
There was a king size bed which is not too soft nor too firm, they also supplied soft and hard pillow. Though we would still prefer our own pillows lol if only we had our own pillows, the sleep would had been the best! They also provided plenty of towels in different sizes, the lighting in the room was sufficient. Our room is on the 17th floor and it was the last room on the left when facing the opposite side of the elevator lobby windows and at night there was this loud generator noise. We were not really affected by it but if you are sensitive to noise it could be annoying.
I have to say the room was really clean :D The sheets are clean and spotless, the carpet looked clean and the bathroom was very clean too. <3
The minibar area with the mini fridge below. The fridge wasn't really cold even with it's setting on coldest. I like this corner as I get to make our tea everyday. :D But I didn't enjoy the top cupboard being there, for the height, it was dangerous because I had my forehead bumped into the corner of the cupboard 3 times and twice was on the same spot of my forehead. -__-; It was really painful. The hotel knew about this problem, so they had the corner of the cupboard sealed with a corner rubber protector, with that I didn't have a hole on my forehead but it was still painful to bump into the rubber protector.
There were ironing board, steam iron, 6 hangers and a safe deposit box inside the wardrobe that has a auto light which will turn on when there is movement but sometimes it just won't activate. ^^; We were glad that there's ironing board and iron provided as we needed to iron we shirts. :)
The bathroom was really spacious and clean. Although there wasn't a bathtub, the shower was great with powerful water flow and adjusting the temperature of the water was easy. The amenities in the bathroom include a plastic comb, 2 sets of toothbrush and toothpaste, a sewing kit, a shower cap, 2 bottles of moisturizing cream, a bar of soap, 2 bottles of shower gel, 2 bottles of shampoo and a sanitary bag.
The night view out of the room's window was a bonus! Not only we get to enjoy the night view, this was also the direction for sun rise. :D It was amazing! But it wasn't easy to view the sun rise as the outside of the window has condensation over it since we had the AC on throughout the night. We are guessing that we should be able to catch the sun rise from the elevator lobby because the AC isn't that strong and the windows should be clearer though the window panes aren't as clean as those in our room. ' 3 '
Spacious elevator lobby at 17th floor. It is bright at night, the lobby and corridor don't feel creepy like some hotel does where the lights are very dim.
For our 2 nights stay, we ordered Banana Split and a regular pizza at night. :) They tasted good but when we requested for 2 scoops of chocolate and 1 scoop of vanilla and they repeated our order, the banana split came with 2 scoops of strawberry and 1 scoop of chocolate. As for the pizza, it took an hour to be delivered to our room when it says on the menu that it needed 30 minutes. I called the food ordering line to check on my order but no one answered it, so I called the one stop line and had them check for me regarding my order and if they had forgotten my order I would like to cancel it as it was late already. They checked and told me the staff was on the way to our room. Waited for another 5 to 10 minutes for the pizza to arrive and it was already 1.25am. X_X; I almost fell asleep and Mr J fell asleep long ago while waiting for the pizza.
Tesco shopping centre is very close to the hotel, about 5 to 10mins walk away, there is also an A&W restaurant behind the hotel if you are an A&W fan :D~~ The huge shopping centre Jusco is 4km away from the hotel and they provide shuttle services.
The stay in this hotel was overall very good, we wish that the staff could be more attentive with their service. As we asked for things through room service on different nights and even if they seems to acknowledge our request on the phone, they did not deliver what we had requested. :-\ All the staffs were very friendly and helpful. :) It would be so much easier if I knew Bahasa so that language won't be a barrier when traveling in Malaysia.
(Photos are a mixture of Mr J's and mine, only the last 2 are mine. All edited by me. )