Wednesday, 26 December 2012

feliz navidad!

Here s a number of Christmas Celebrations' photos with the Londoners. three course christmas menu at Eastway Restaurant was okay as the portion s very small then continued gathering at Makom's flat and slept over.
 mini Christmas tree,
from Vena,
wiiiii time!
 xmas card from Karrent,


over the moon when my eyes gazed at 50% sales for Karl Lagerfield Shuemura as i hv been weighing on whether to buy a piece of this collaboration for weeks. without asking any permissions i swiped my debit card to the counter. one of the best stuffs that i found on the first day of Boxing Day!



Monday, 24 December 2012

paper and ribbon!

Merry Christmas everyone, wish you all a joyous one!
am going to have Christmas Eve's dinner in the next 4 hours. guess that there would be lots of wines tonight at Makoms.


Sunday, 23 December 2012


i hv finished reading the sequel of Anchee Min's novels; namely the Empress Orchid and The Last Empress.
Both books are beautifully described and very details that i desperately want to be back to that era and being part of that story. Min has successfully told how the empress has grown up from being a concubine till her death and becoming very powerful in China.
i will definitely order other books of hers and she s my fav author by far.
"Loving our children was not enough to help them survive"- Empress Orchid
Empress Orchid and Yung Lu are 2 characters who are passionately in love and solve that national crisis together but can not be together intimately
Her last words to him before he is dead s my fav part. to me it s very romantic and the saddest part of the story;

I reached out and touched his face. It was hard not to cry, and i forced myself to smile. "You are about to go on a hunting trip, and i will join you. I will prepare the bows and you will do the shooting. I'd like you to bring me a wild duck, a rabbit, and a deer. Maybe not  deer but a wild pig. I will build a fire and roast it. We will have sweet yam wine and we will talk..."
His eyes became moist.
"But we will not talk about the Boxers ot legations, of course. Only our good times together. We will talk about our friends Prince Kung and Li Hung Chang. I will tell you how much i missed you when you went to Sinkiang. You owe me a good seven years. You alread know this, but i am going to tell you anyway: I am a happy woman when i am with you."
Tears slowly fell from the corners of his eyes.

PS: the books are seriously very good and it s worth reading for!

green plastic bag.

i stayed all day long at home yesterday, watching 17 again on tv whilst making salad for lunch. and i hv been wrapping since last Friday night and finally they re done now.
waking up at 9s to attend 10 am service at AllSaints church, then groceries shopping with Vena for Christmas day with the girls.
Portobello Road
a cup of cappuccino  and churros,


onde-onde time.

ingredients: glutinous flour, water, ginger, gula jawa
PS: mom used to make it for me back home when i am craving for some but now i hv to make it by myself 


Friday, 21 December 2012

almost boxing.

i am always up for shopping, including waking up early to catch morning train at Marylebone station to Bicester Village. it took roughly an hour for the journey and ended up with a couple of awesome stuffs with amazing prices.
 Thai for lunch,
i wish i could purchase this prada, reduced from 1000s to 300s
 too bad, there s no size for me #Bally


Thursday, 20 December 2012

for Vogue

as christmas is coming real soon, here are some  of my fav designers' christmas greetings that re made for Vogue.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

"I cant wait till i grow up, get married, hv 3 kids, spend more money, and tell everyone how happy i am". -desireobtaincherish.