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Xmas Party

Merry Christmas to all of u. Wish everyone of u have your wishes come true. So what’s on your wish list? For me, I have lots of items on the wishlist; too many to share here. Other than wishing good health for Zachary and family members, the next one top on my list will be the Canon Speedlite EX580. Really need a good and a TTL flash to aid in shooting fast and accurate and shoot in my always dimly lit house. And good news is, I have managed to get my hubby to buy me the flash for my Christmas present. Yippee!!

 Last Sunday, we had a wonderful get together cum xmas party at my house. I guess this was the 5th time this group of us (my ex-colleagues) celebrated xmas at my house.

Food I have prepared for the day:

my first time making a gingerbread house

And these are some baked treats for my boss and my good friend:

And these are for my colleagues:

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and hereby also wish you a happy new year!

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Hero Arts 2011 Preview Party

Me and my bloggers friends, Moy Yin and Yenni met up at Hero Arts 2011 preview party last week. Snap some shots of the make and take session.

Yenni supervising her hubby at the make and take:

The 3 of us:

Photos of the displayed hero arts cards made with all 2011 stamps:

Aren’t these stamped images beautiful. The 2011 Hero Arts stamps have lots of vintagy images and some suitable for scrapbook layouts.

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We (Moy Yin, Yenni and I) organised our 2nd crop party last Sat. And the theme this round was on altered project. See the ‘before’ (Moy Yin’s was an instruction manual on making an explosion box, Yenni’s was a clipboard and mine was a wooden crate box).

And then, they became:

Moy Yin’s explosion box

Yenni’s altered clipboard (so cute; love the ducklings)

and mine (an altered house)

I have used all Graphic 45 papers and the ‘sew cute’ maya road min chipboard. The lady stamped image inside the frame is from Graphic 45 stamps and the one on bobin is from Wendy Vecchi’s. I gave this to Yenni for her birthday and was glad that she liked it!

Some other close up pictures:

The 2 ladies happily crafting

Some pictures of Yenni’s beautiful, sweet and neat craft workspace:

And Yenni prepared this very yummy citrus duck salad for us:

And I made these treats for the 2 of them (fruit roll and jelly – these were actually made for the xmas party on sunday but I made some extra to share with them).

I have truly enjoyed the crafting session with the 2 ladies and looking forward to our next one.

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7 Dec

Xmas is really drawing near and I am hosting an early xmas party at my house on 19 Dec. Saw these tablewares with the dainty xmas trees imprints which I simply can’t resist buying them.

 8 Dec

Celebrated Michelle’s belated birthday (on 5 Dec actually ) during lunch today at TCC. It was nice to meet up with her together with my ex-MAS colleagues. The 4 of us worked together in a team then but now, all except 1 have left. Despite so, we still make an effort to meet up occasionally and celebrate one another birthdays.

9 Dec

Bought these ‘pom pom’ and animals crafting set for Zachary awhile ago while shopping for his birthday stuff. Finally bought it out to let him experiment tonight. He made a lion with some help from us. As usual, he gets more fascinated by the glue stick than any other things. So much that he kept wanting to pull out all the pom pom after pasting them down, so that he could re-stick them again.

10 Dec

Took some photos at the ‘mini park’ near to my house MRT station, Dakota.
Created the film roll background using the tattered angels masks.

11 Dec

Am planning to do some fruit cake xmas gift. To make sure the dried fruits have the strong liqour taste, I am preparing them about close to 2 weeks ahead now. Added lots of dark rum.

12 Dec

It has been 2 years since we last had the Christmas tree in our house. Back in 2008, I was doing confinement during this period and in 2009, Zachary was learning to walk and we did not want him to stumble upon the tree in the congested small house we have. Today, we decided to bring the tree out from the storeroom. Zachary did help a little in assembling the tree. And he definitely loves seeing the tree with the lights on.

13 Dec

Last Sat was the fruit cake preparation and today is the chutney preparation. I hug chutney and love it even more with the ham. Wanted to do a chutney with corella pears but I could not find them in the hypermart the past week and decided to do a plum with cherries one instead.

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Day1

I printed out and kept some of the photos I took at Hort Park in the Maya Road envelope. Can refer to my earlier blog post to see the photos taken at the Hort Park.

Dec 2

Daddy was still away on business trip. Little Zachary was spending the lazy night away with me and enjoying his pocky stick while watching cartoon.

Dec 3

Finally got a chance to have a picture taken with the talented blog author and cook book writer: Keiko Ishida

Grab her book: ‘Okashii’ for lots of recipes on chiffon cakes, tarts and many more including special diets bakes. And she has just published a new book but it’s in Japanese called ‘Happy Treat’ – a bake book for vegan.

Dec 4

Finally, hubby was back and we went off to our nearest shopping mall, Parkway Parade for teppanyaki dinner and Zachary had great fun at the Toy Story Play Stations set up at the mall and also playing at Cold Storage supermarket and Borders.

Dec 5

It was Family Day for my company and we spent the afternoon away in the Bottle Tree Park. As Zachary was too young for the Amazing Hunt, we spent the time with him, painting sea shells, watching kids catching fishes and enjoying candy floss and pop corns.

Day 6

Spending our Monday night at home playing play-doh.

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The Moment

Some of my friends have asked if I have more photos to share with them of the wedding challenge for ‘The Big Shot’. Luckily, I had managed to get TK (one of the other finalists for the show) to save them in time just before the memory card was asked to return to the producers then.

The photos were taken during the tea ceremony session of the couple as that was during the time where our one hour challenge began. This was my first time taking wedding photography and I had truly enjoyed the process of trying to capture the special moment (the challenge theme for the show was ‘capture the moment’).

Photos taken with Nikon D3100 with kit lens and 50 mm f1.8 prime lens.

The photo I selected for the show challenge:

Other photos that I thought was nice to share here:

Hope you enjoyed looking at these blissful photos. Remember to watch the Big Shot next tues at 9pm on channel 5. The next challenge shall be on night photography.

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Macro shoots

I recently ventured into macro photography. And I have soon realised that it is so easy to get over engrossed in the world of these little creatures. And needless to said, I came home with lots of mosquitoes bites after these photo taking adventures.

Took a half day off work to Hort Park yesterday and took these.

And also to share with you some others I took at Fort Canning some weeks ago.

The photographs here are taken with my 18-55 mm kit lens and 75-300mm zoom lens with the Kenko extension tubes added. Would definitely be good to have a macro lens but it’s too much to pay for, so  decided to get extension tubes instead.

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