My pants are tight. I know I have put on weight despite not eating much. However, I have a weakness for pastries and bread. Perhaps eating too much carbo is not good. I guess the best is to find ways to suppress appetite. I just weigh myself and I got a shock I need to lose at least 8kg. Hopefully I can lose weight before January next year as I have a high school reunion to attend.
November 16, 2010 by barbara
November 13, 2010 by barbara
If you love entertaining at home but are short on space, well no worries. There is a simple option available. Just get an extendable dining table. It gives you the opportunity to place a large dining table in a small apartment or a room. An extendable dining table can fit into a small room which takes only a minimum of space when it is needed for a small gathering. When you have a bigger crowd, it can be extended to seat all the guests. Tables like this is great to conserve and maximize space in the home.
November 9, 2010 by barbara
I am quite fascinated with the Japanese craft using masking tape. The pretty Japanese masking tapes seem to be all the rage right now. So much can be done with the tapes. They are great for scrapbooking, packing embellishment, mini bunting and even gift packing. I think I want to try using some plain paper to wrap presents and then decorate it with cute masking tapes. You can find a wide range of Japanese Masking Tapes from online stores like Etsy.com, uguisu.ocnk.net and more.
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November 5, 2010 by barbara
I found some really cool recycled accessories while surfing the net. Thought I’ll share them with you here.
This super-soft and simple scarf is made from unused, reclaimed cotton T-shirt scraps that are collected from apparel factories. Wear one and it will make you feel like you are cuddling up in your favourite tee at home.
These messenger-style tote are made from real boat sails. Each bag has an authenticity tag which unfurls the life of the sail, the type of craft it guided, the type of sail it was and the sea it sailed upon.
This versatile accessory can be used as a necklace, headband, bracelet to a anklet. It is made from leftover t-shirt scraps collected from apparel factories. Each necklace includes 20 strings.
November 1, 2010 by barbara
A friend of mine has recently moved into her new 2000 sq. ft. apartment. I was invited to her housewarming last weekend. I really love how she decorated her apartment. One thing that caught my eyes are the cute chalkboard self storage bins in her children’s room. My friend uses the bins to store the toys, books and other knick-knacks in the room. I would love to get a few for my bathroom or kitchen. The chalkboard bins are available at Rhbabyandchild.com.
November 1, 2010 by barbara
I just found something really cool to help the weight-conscious to manage their weight. It is a Meal Measure from Amazon.com. It is very easy to use. The Meal Measure fits most dinner plates and measure the food right on the plate. Each cavities of the Meal Measure are labelled vegetable or fruit, meat, starch and protein. Each Meal Measure cavity is one cup at the top with a one-half cup line inside. It follows the USDA My Pyramid serving size. Dishwasher safe. So if you do not wish to overeat, get one today.
October 26, 2010 by barbara
I am in the mood for some retail therapy and hopped over to Ann Taylor. Boy, my heart was palpitating, just like when I first found the best blackhead remover. Its collection is just awesome. I just want to get my hands on the sweaters (I know, it is too warm over here to wear them), tops, pants and just about everything. Below are a few pieces which I love.
Cascading Flower Cardigan
Dolman Sleeve V Top
Brilliant Blue Modern Skinny Leg Jeans
October 25, 2010 by barbara
I am a sticky note person. I love using sticky notes at work and at home. I guess it’s an age thing. I am at a stage where I tend to forget easily. Hence, sticky notes save my day. I have them all over my desk to remind me of some deadlines and in my kitchen to remind me of my groceries. So, when I saw these cute sticky notes from UrbanOutfitters.com, I know I need to get some. A set of this 5 ultra-cute mini sticky notes come together in a notepad and each one has a playful themed graphic. With these cute sticky notes, you can keep yourself reminded of your appointments, chores, when to buy human growth hormone or return a telephone call in style.
October 25, 2010 by barbara
I stumbled upon these beautiful and unique leather handled carry bags from SwarmHome.com. These bags are made by hand using vintage oil paintings which were sourced from Belgium and Dutch Flea markets. Each bag is a work of art. They are strong, versatile and spacious. The bags are designed to show signs of wear with use and age so that their stories live on. I like the one with a long handle.
October 23, 2010 by barbara
I cannot wait to watch No Regrets (Rosy Business Part 2). I have been waiting for this series to be released for so long. All my favourite casts from Rosy Business are back in this 32-episode drama. No Regrets is replacing The Comeback Clan. Is this the final drama for TVB for the year 2010? I wonder if Wayne Lai will be taking the Drama King title like last year. Ok, first, I would go wash my face, put on some anti wrinkle lotion, get ready some snacks and then make myself a cuppa. No Regrets, here I come.
Guangzhou is in a state of political turmoil in the 1930s. Gangsters are on a rampage and opium trading becomes rampant. As they watch the illicit profits from opium trading escalate, the government forms the Anti-Smoking Bureau under the guise of suppressing opium, but the bureau is under the influence of CHENG LONG-KWAN (Yueh Hua), the gang’s kingpin. His eldest daughter CHENG KAU-MUI (Sheren Tang Shui Man) who is an unscrupulous person soon returns from Shanghai to reap the rewards. MUI meticulously plans her every move.
On the other hand, LAU SING (Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung) is the leader of the Criminal Investigation Team. He has worked hard all his life to ensure an easy trail for his family, especially for his bed-ridden younger sister LAU CHING (Fala Chen). Despite his hot temper, he values friendship and brotherhood more than anything else. Once, he almost sacrificed his life to help his timid teammate, TONG KAT (Pierre Ngo).
It is fated that MUI and SING should meet each other and survive many calamities. It is also fated that both are fierce contenders who will never give in, although mutual understanding and affection slowly grows between them.
Meanwhile, the Japanese army invades China and Guangzhou falls into the hands of the Japanese. MUI enters the darkest time in her life when her aunt CHENG LONG-HEI (Susan Tse) frames her.
Will SING always be by her side?