Saturday, January 17, 2015

Re-potting succulents


I finally fix my GoPro and got my first proper video up!



And here are the succulents that I have re-potted. 







Happy planting!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Free Printable 2015 Calendar

Spent 2 hours doing this up after seeing Silvia's fb post! Everything you see in this is all handwritten, I wanted to go for a brush effect look for the year and as usual black and white theme for me. Now I need to go think about how I want to put it up =D


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Learning Guitar in 2015


Fingers aching as I'm typing this...

Just want to remember today is the day I picked up the guitar and started learning some chords. Fingers are aching, can't even get the G chords right. Well new year, new beginnings and new skill that I want to achieve. 364 days more to learn.
Actually quite impressed by those who know how to play this instrument.



This afternoon went guitar shopping with Debs, but didn't end up buying one. Went home took out the husband's guitar and decided to start learning. 

Actually quite impressed by those who know how to play this instrument.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

52 Week Money Challenge

I've been seeing so many of these "52 week Money Challenge" flying around and most of them look really hideous. I think it's really a good idea except I have some concerns on starting it with $1 and ending it with $52. For me it wouldn't be very effective to end with $52, seriously by the end of the year with Christmas and all the celebrations I will be damn broke. So I did up my version and swap the numbers around starting with $52.


I did it in high res, you can print it as big as you want.
Download here

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey

This is like a dream come true, getting ready to go on to the hot air balloon. Can't believed I actually check this off my list! Since we flew all the way from Singapore to come here to take this, we got the Exclusive Deluxe Flight Program (250 Euro) from Kapadokyaballoons.com. They have really experienced pilots to fly the balloons. I had to wake up at 5am for them to pick me up and drove me to the location. We had breakfast at the waiting area, they have quite a bunch of stuff to eat.

They also gave us an instruction card to read.


The flight take place at dawn; have an average flight time of 1.5 – 2 hours and a capacity of approximately 14 people per balloon. It's quite cold in the area where they dropped us at with our balloon. The only warmth part would be when they launched the fire.


We finally got to get into the basket.
Tip: be the last to get in so your view can cover the whole area from left to right.


Going up with the other balloons, its so beautiful, magical so surreal that I can't believe its actually happening!


Everyone getting ready to fly.


We flew over this balloon who is trying to get up.


The pilot will guide you through the valleys of Cappadocia in their balloons. During which time he can drift down through the canyons and float high above the topography to view the extraordinary landscape.


Most amazing part is that you also get to the see the sunrise.


We went up really high up. And happen to capture this shot of the top view of another balloon. :)


The pilot is super pro, he has such precise control of the balloon that we can brush through the treetops and explore some of the areas hidden treasures.


This is the colour of my balloon.


I had to sort out the 259 photos of hot air balloons to pick out for this post. And this is one of my favourite shot, try spotting the moon. Most of the time we are just floating around depending on the wind direction.


And time is up, we landed on the back of the vehicle, SUPER PRO LANDING!


After the landing, the crew decorated the basket with flowers. We celebrate with a sparkling Champagne Cocktail.


Cheers guys!



Before the drinks, I received a personalized flight certificate and postcards as a memento of my balloon adventure.



No regrets! Best decision ever.

Monday, December 15, 2014

[DIY] Written Gift Wrapper

Since Christmas is coming and it's time to get innovative on what's the best way to wrap your present and yet look awesome at the same time.


What you need for this DIY would be
  • white paper A4, depending on the size of your gift
  • a brush pen (black), I'm using the pentel brush pen here
  • string in natural col 
  • gift, in this case I have my 100 verses since it comes in a wooden box and it's easier to pack
  • scotch tape (I'm using the matte magic tape)
  • scissors



First select what you would want to write. I will just go with a generic one "Merry Christmas". Start writing till you covered almost all the paper.
  1. When you are done, dry the paper. After you make sure the ink wont smudge, you may now start to wrap your gift.
  2. Tape down all the sides. Make sure there isn't any holes. 
  3. Lastly, just tie it with the string.
  4. And you are done!
It's quite simple takes about 5 mins to do this and you get your custom wrapping paper! It could be "Happy Birthday" or "Thank you" your friend's name. 


And for those who thinks their handwriting can't make it, don't worry, I do a scanned piece of one of the writings I did you can print it out. Download here
Try it! And one lucky person is going to get this set of 100 verses wrapped and mailed to him/her when they order it!

Have fun wrapping all your Christmas gifts!