Wednesday, February 26, 2014

86, 400 seconds in a day

(Elie Saab, current latest addition to the collection)

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86.400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. Its name is time. Every morning, it credits you with 86, 400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There's no drawing against "tomorrow". You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. The clock is running. Make the most of today.

Today's Food For Thought.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Common Man Coffee Roasters

The other day, the sister from another mother- Winiline, and I met up for brunch and heart to heart talks. It's really rare that we get to meet, so as and when possible, we'd take the time out to have brunch and share about our lives. Winiline is a younger sister I've never had.  We met through work a year ago under another photographer who hired us both. Initially I didn't think we would even click because of the difference in our age. Winiline is 5 years younger than I am and the unexpected happened. Within a span of 4 days of work, we were like long lost sisters and we were always looking out for one another.

Every now and then we still like to reminisce about how we've met. One year isn't a long time of course, but honestly it felt like we only knew for months. This year, Winiline has just turned legal on Valentine's Day.

Having heard of the yummy food and coffee Common Man Coffee Roasters serve, I had to bring Line here to try. I had the Organic Eggs Benedict (below) and it was yummy! Haven't had eggs benedict served with braised ox cheeks before so it was a very refreshing change for once.

Organic Eggs Benedict
Tender braised ox cheeks, two poached organic eggs & chive hollandaise, with artisanal sourdough toast.

Common Man Full Breakfast
Two free-range organic eggs in any style, bacon, sausage, tomato salsa, chorizo hash browns,  mushrooms & pork cannellini beans, with artisanal sourdough toast

My pretty Line bb! ^^

Common Man Coffee Roasters
22 Martin Road #01-00 Singapore 239058
Mon - Sun: 08:00 - 19:00

The rest of the day was spent going around town doing gift shopping for our loved ones for Valentine's Day and that was also when I planned a major surprise for the boy with a pair of shoes that he had wanted for sometime. I almost died of excitement trying to be hush hush about the gifts. Truly a bad surprise keeper. The look on his face was priceless.

Over the weekends, my good friend Florence and i held a flea over at F1 Pit Building under Three Blind Mice and it was pretty much a success. I managed to clear quite a fair bit of my items and I'm glad I no longer face the space constrain issue at home. Thank God. A big Thank You to Aloysius, CZ, Kendrick and Heng Qi for being exceptionally nice and accommodating to all of my needs and requests and making it a good shopping experience for everyone. Now I can never understood how I used to flea in a place without air conditioning. Not forgetting the extra service that Three Blind Mice provides which is Courier Service! I no longer have to lug the heavy things on my own to the location  and back home. That's an incredibly smart move by them. -thumbs up-

Now that the busy weekend is over, work shall resume for me. Prior to the flea, I spent DAYS packing my entire house to prep for it so I had neglected my work and this space quite a bit. I've removed the selling blogpost entirely already. Big THANK YOU to everyone who confirmed and paid promptly and facilitated the entire transaction. I truly appreciate it and hope you guys like the items you have received! (: I'll share a new series of images tomorrow!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Instax Mini 90

Here's a mini bite size post before I scoot off for my shoot. Thank you all for the incredible response for two of my precious cameras in the previous post. Both cameras are now sold, and I'm really thankful that the X100S is going to a good friend of mine whom I can trust to love the camera like I did. Sometimes I feel guilty, it's like I'm selling my children away.... I get very emotional when I have to let go of my prized possessions. I'd have kept it if I could. In a span of a month, I've sold 3 of my cameras away. Sorry to those that has expressed interest in the cameras, I have an upcoming camera giveaway in a month's time for everyone to participate. Yes, you heard me! I'm giving away a brand new camera along with other camera-related items. I'll keep you guys updated!

The main point of this post is to feature my newest acquisition- The Mini 90, which I've given thought to for over 3 months if I should get and I caved in. How not to..? It's such a beauty and it's a matchy twin to my X100S. It deserves a picture with it's brother before I hand it over to its new owner. Mehhhh. ):

And Hola my box of 6 Krispy Kreme donuts the best boyfriend on earth got me. This is the second time he has surprised me with it and it's worth the mention because he went the extra mile to put a smile on my face. Despite having an entire day of work and OT till 8pm, he went all the way down to queue for it and even got me 2 oreo ones cause it's my favourite and 3 original glazed (not pictured) before coming all the way to my doorstep to surprise me while I was terribly sick and working my night away. "Ya, I'm tired but while I was queuing, I was happy cause I could imagine how happy you'd be when you see this," he told me.

That, is the sweetest thing that I've heard in the entire week.

Thank you, Daniel. <3