Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wedding Cookies

For my chinese wedding party in Singapore, Shelvi offered to bake me some cookies as wedding favours!

Her cookies are super awesome! One of my friends sent me a message saying, ‘The cookies are so delicious that I even licked the wrapper.’ I think thats awesome feedback for a caker/cook of any sort!

I already had cupcakes but they were mostly for the guests to consume, so having cookies as ‘wedding favours’ was indeed a nice touch for the evening.

Here is her website if anyone is interested. She does corporate events with company logos, individual bags of cookies, weddings, baby first months or event you might want to have cookies in bags or tins or boxes!

http://www.koekjesbakkerij.com/

She recently quit her job to persue her passion in baking and take a stab in entrepenurship! Support her please!

**pictures to follow**

Bye Bye NYC for now

So here it goes …

I need to return to Singapore to file for my fiancée visa and its going to take 5 months from the time I file for them to grant me an interview at the American Embassy in Singapore. I’m looking around August I guess.

NYC has been great for the last 2-3 weeks, I could see myself living here for the next couple of years.

I’m going to miss Kristopher as he needs to fly back immediately after the wedding/engagement Party in Singapore. *big wet eyes* 🙂 Absence makes the heart grow fonder I guess.

As my parting gift to him, I make him frozen pasta dinners.

Om Nom Nom Nom

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Getting on the plane to Singapore in the next couple of hours. Going to crash for a while as I’m down with flu. What a way to start a 30 hour flight. #firstworldproblems

 

In March and April, I’m intending to visit Japan and 1 SEA country, so drop me an email if any of you are intending to travel around the region too. I’ve worked hard for quite a number of years, working in school and working bloody hard after graduation, its time for me to see the world full time and enjoy my life! (@ least till my budget for travel goes KAAABOOOOSH!) Inspired by Shelvi, I’ve decided to set aside xxxx for travel and when that runs out, hopefully my VISA would have arrived and I can get a job in the BIG APPLE. *crunch crunch nom nom*

 

See you peeps in Singapore soon! Much love and lots of *air kisses* 

Culture Vultures in NYC

This week we went to 3 cultural/artsy events:

1) Museum of Moving Images (Muppets Exhibition)

It was very interesting knowing more about Jim Henson, the creator behind the Muppets!

2) MOMA

This piece was found at the centre of the galleries, in the middle of the walkways actually. Crushed on the floor are red pieces of paper with words “Treaty for the rights of Women”. I picked it up and brought one home, I’m going to put it on Kris’s side of the bed. HA! Our theme for the bedroom appears to be red and white, perfect! 🙂

Dali is my favourite artist! This piece is entitled ‘The persistence of Memory’.

3) Spirit of Uganda (Drums & Dancing)

I really liked this performance, partly because I had zero expectations going into this performance but mostly because they were really good. I mean we passed by NYU one day and happened to see a poster promoting this concert and I was kinda like, well we got nothing planned for Saturday, tickets were cheapish, so wth lets just go!  Well I was wrong, I really enjoyed myself. It was amazing what those performers did with those handmade animal skin drums. It didn’t hurt that the male drummers ALL had such ripped muscles that puts the Abercrombie models to shame, partly because they actually had a skill unlike the latter. 😛

Incidentally the Ugandans choose partners based on their ability to BOOGIE! So if you have the most awesome dance moves in a ‘singles meet and mingle’, you’ll have the highest chance of getting the bride/groom that you desire.

Some interesting tibits

a) There are 2.5m orphans out of a population of 34m in Uganda 🙁

b) The performers ranged from 11-21 years of age and have lost either 1 or both parents

c) The average income of a household is 340USD a year, therefore most families live on less than 1USD a day

*Side note*

On the way home the other night, I noticed this really old homeless man who looked all worn down and dishevelled. I mean the subways have quite a bit of homeless people lurking/wandering around but this man was unique because he was old and looked like he had a very hard life. It made me feel very sad. I see plenty of younger homeless people who are able bodied and I feel like he/she needs to get a shower and actively look for a job. But this old man, he seemed like he had worked hard for most of his life plus he had a limp and was dragging 3 plastic bags and a coat (his entire life belongings). He was also eating a bag of chips, those cheap ones with lots of colouring and artificial flavours you can get for less than a dollar. He would eat one, wrap it up and put it into his plastic bag, then 2 seconds later do the same thing again. He did that for 5 chips, presumably because he wanted to ‘conserve’ the chips for as long as possible. It broke my heart really. Just 5 minutes before I saw him, I remember thinking and groaning internally about the huge load of laundry I needed to do and the house I needed to clean. 5 minutes later, I looked at him and thanked the creator of the universe for a house I could clean and the ability to have freshly washed clothes.

It was interesting moment for me because it suddenly dawned on me that I don’t see homeless people in Singapore. New York is really an interesting place to just people watch. The question now therefore is, can I do anything to make a difference to those who have less?