Sunday, February 27, 2011

Loving You

Dear B,
You are so very beautiful to me.
Everyday spent with you, is just awesomeness.

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"
Seen @ Oh Hello Friend

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hello Weekend!

The weekend is here in all it's shiny glory! I don't have many plans outlined but there is pampering session for B and I in 2 hours and then a party for a girl friend's 2 year old daughter. Tomorrow is a 'dowry session' thingy {I don't know what it's called} @ the restaurant where I will be holding my wedding and a community tea party at 3pm in my neighborhood. B and I were also thinking of going shopping for lights and stuff for the 'Love Nest'... but we will see how it goes. I am a little traumatized about the amounts of $ that we have been spending. It's by the thousands!!! On the hindsight, I feel so grown up and it's daunting but at the same time, it's really exciting. 

Belle just got back from the vet's yesterday evening. She was groggy and in pain it seemed as she went to get neutered and to do an op to remove a hernia of sorts. The doctor found something abnormal about her organs and the tissues and fat that was growing around them but the vet could not tell us very much till she got more tests done on Belle and we can't send her for these tests just yet as she has to heal from these wounds first.

It is so very painful to see her dazed and shivering in pain {or was she cold or something else entirely} with no appetite. The once lovely, energetic bundle of fur is missing... I can't wait to have her back to replace this zombie lookalike. Do pray with me that she will recover fast from this op and that there is nothing majorly wrong with her internally as well.

Anyways, it is still a little early for me to be up on a Saturday I feel *snickers*, and after watching several episodes of "Pretty Little Liars", I think I need my beauty sleep! Here's to an awesome weekend all.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


 [v. uh-byoozn. uh-byoosShow IPAverb, a·bused, a·bus·ing, noun
–verb (used with object) use wrongly or improperly; misuse: to abuse one'sauthority. treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way: to abuse a horse; to abuse one's eyesight. speak insultingly, harshly, and unjustly to or about; revile;malign. commit sexual assault upon.
5.Obsolete to deceive or mislead.
6.wrong or improper use; misuse: the abuse of privileges.
7.harshly or coarsely insulting language: The officer heapedabuse on his men.
8.bad or improper treatment; maltreatment: The child wassubjected to cruel abuse.
9.a corrupt or improper practice or custom: the abuses of atotalitarian regime.
10.rape or sexual assault.

Unprepared. Amazed. Awoken. These were the feelings I felt when I watched the 90 minute performance by “Life Sdn Bhd 6: Abuse” at the Actor’s Studio KL yesterday night. Part of a series for Women:100 {100 hours of performing arts in conjunction with the 100th year celebration of International Women's Day falling on 8 March 2011 read more about this here}, “Life Sdn Bhd 6: Abuse” was definitely more than I bargained for. 

I had initially thought I would get my yearly dose of “culture” {the most culture I am exposed to would normally come from a live culture/probiotic drink meant for my digestive system} at this performance and since I had nothing to do with B on a seemingly boring Wednesday night after work, we both decided to give it a chance.

I sat enthralled, caught up and immersed so deeply with the stories and the emotions that unfolded on stage from several storytellers and survivors. I felt a range of emotions battling in me… they flitted from anger to sadness to pity to guilt to helplessness to hope to thankfulness to awe to amazement. The stories we heard were real stories by real people. 

Brave women and men {and even a dog whose story was narrated by the dog’s owner} told us their stories of emotional and physical abuse. These stories were the kind that we read about in the newspapers and chain emails, stories whose characters we never really see or know personally so that it seemed almost fictional to a certain extent. But there they were, these brave men and women some sitting, some standing, two singing and one dancing sharing their stories and saying “No” to abuse.

When I was younger, before “life” got in the way of things and I was caught up in this rat race to nowhere it seems, I joined a course called ‘Writers for Women’s Rights’ but that passion and fire in me to do something, to make a change died with the grueling task of college and waitressing. I always thought about joining a cause but these thoughts were just that... thoughts. 

Perhaps it is because of my cloistered life that I now have, the security and the little bubble of goodness I live in but I always never took that next step between wanting to do something and actually doing it. “Perhaps it is time to do something,” a voice inside me said but then the grey clouds of worries, excuses and the like swept over me. “You have work. A family to be with. A fiancĂ©e to spend time with. A dog to play with. A freelance job. A whole bunch of exciting hobbies. Books to savour. Places to visit. Friends to meet. Poker cards to deal. Movies to enjoy. Kitchen cabinets to choose. Weddings dresses to select…” and on and on and on it went.

I don’t know what I am trying to get at to be honest. All I know is that there is a part of me that was awaken during the performance. There was a spark somewhere in me that reminded me of the starry-eyed girl who wanted to save the world. Who wanted to save herself…I miss her. She was really something.

I know that God works in mysterious ways and perhaps one day soon, when the chaos of “Project Happily Ever After” and “Project Love Nest” has been taken care of shall I finally stand up and shout those words that I long to say beside my fellow sisters and brothers out there. To fight for a cause I believe in. To listen and to share another’s burden. To finally save the world.. or atleast a person’s world.

For those of you who would like to know more about Women:100 click here and for those of you would like to attend this awesome performance, click hereTo those survivors and storytellers, kudos for an amazing and wonderful performance last night. I end this post with a plea for all of us, regardless if you are male or female, to stand up and say “No” to abuse!

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pink Bug Wedding

Since I was going all crazy about the Honeysuckle Pink Bug, I thought I would do a simple post about the Pink Bug in weddings and I managed to find 2 lovely inspiration boards to depict how this lovely colour can be used for your wedding. 

The first inspiration board by Prima Donna Bride is my favouritest. It is simple and has everything that I love. A gorgeous dress {I need to work on getting a body like that though}, pink blooms akin to what I would like for my wedding, scruptious looking macarons in shades of pink either has a treat or for guests to take away, pink cupcakes and pink cocktails {I would like to think they are cocktails}, lovely pink flower embelishments and a framed words!!! *woot woot*

Then there is the gorgeous to die for flower centrepiece captured by Percy Handmade. Look at the flowers - egad!!! They are seriously so so so gorgeous *sending nudges to B* Yet to have something like this would cost us some serious mullah... unless of course we win the lottery and can spend endless days just doing nothing, being a madam and trying to be a domestic goddess! One can certainly wish *smiles smiles*

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Magical Tuesday

A very strange thing happened this morning. 
I was checking my emails and happened to click a link by accident when suddenly I get access to Facebook!!! You must be thinking, its only FB... what is this chick going on about?!? 
The thing is the Hovel {a.k.a my office/workplace/hole} barred several sites including FB!
{you must be thinking}

...and then, yup, the question 'how did DW get access' crosses your mind.

well it surely crossed mine as it did to B who I emailed almost immediately with a print screen shot and my other colleagues whom I proudly showed off to. So they scurried back to their own tables to log on to FB but unfortunately, they could not access the site!

"By Jove!" I thought to myself. "I think I am a magician" 
{or possibly a Magical unicorn in disguse}. 

...and so it came to be that I have FB access for now anyways {and I can see only some pages but I ain't complaining. This is just awesome possum!

I also thought lunch would be a drag since B is not around for lunch {yes, if you didn't already know, we work in the same hovel but in different departments} and I had to eat alone {there was no one I particularly wanted to eat with} but there is a definite carnival-like feel in the air since I managed to acquire the world's best beef burger wrapped in egg, smothered with black pepper and L&P sauce with a slice of cheese for good measure and a packet of refreshing lemon and something drink for lunch. I consumed this God given delights while watching "Pretty Little Liars" in the office.

Thank you God.
It has been magical day thus far... but I got to get back to the real world now *toodles poodles*
P.S: Since I seem to have magic in me today, I am going to see if I can possibly bend something with power of my mind and to also alter the figures in my bank account - wish me well!!!

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 
Seen @  Snack Blog

Interior Ideas - Christina Re

I stumbled upon Christina Re's website several months ago {read all too soon} and was instantly hooked onto her pretty pretty things. There are lovely journals, patterned paper and all things you would need for lovely wedding invitations and more at Christina's store and I have set up another fund {the Send *DreamWeaver* to Melbourne Fund} to finally get to her awesome possum store.

Besides the love pretty things that are available, there is also the high tea @ Where A Girl Goes that has got me hooked. There are three high tea themes that are available - Sweet High Tea, Gourmet High Tea and CreativiTea. If I were given a choice, I would go for the CreativiTea high tea simply because not only do you get to savour the delicious treats of pastel cupcakes, French-styled macaroons, Belgian chocolates, little savoury bites and cups of tea {I think I would have chosen the Enchanted Rose - French Style Earl Grey} but you get to  also participate in a Gorgeous Greetings workshop!!! *woot woot*

Perhaps one day soon I will find myself at their store nibbling on some delicious deserts while I put my creative juices together to create a card. Yup, one day soon. Can't you just feel it?

While surfing the interweb the other day, I also managed to find some photos of Christina Re's home @ The Design Files and just loved the knick knacks and the elements {whatever I have seen in the photos that is} that she has artfully placed around her home. My favourite is the white mirror in the photo below and the red screen that you can just make out in the mirror reflection! *awesome possum* Definitely something to think about for my home *smiles*

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Beautiful Thing

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"
Seen @ Plush Palate

Sunday, February 20, 2011

20 Feb 2011

The first day of being 29 was pretty good. I had a leisurely sleep and read in bed {which resulted me in missing church and I was too lazy to go for evening mass - the only thing I regret about today}, had a chicken pie for lunch, played games online and had cuddles with Belle.

I also wanted to buy a new phone today since my phone has been wonky for the past couple of months, so B and I went to the phone store to buy it but due to some technical stuff, we could not buy the phone today - bleh! So, hopefully by this time next week, I will be the proud owner of a new blackberry bold or torch - I have not made up my mind yet!

Then there was a poke into a wedding dress store called Cherry Pom Pom {yea... odd name but kinda cute} but there wasn't any dresses that made me go "WOW! I want!". After the poking around, we had a coffee at this coffee place called... urm... Dr Coffee or something in Solaris, Mont Kiara. The ice mocha was pretty good and the interior of the cafe was quite nice too. I guess it is a good break away from our usual haunts of Starbucks and CoffeeBean cafes. 

After Solaris, B and I went to a bridal house to just have another poke around and we were pleasantly surprised by the salesperson who attended to us and the bridal house that we went to {more on this in another post}. Since, it was almost closing time, we went to my place and picked up my folks and went for my birthday dinner which was not a Chinese dinner but a Japanese udon one at a new place in Jaya One. The food was very decently priced and quite tasty too - I believe this will not be the last time we patronise this place.

The best part of the day for me was grocery shopping with my parents and B. It was just nice to shop together {everyone at their own aisles} but then meeting together to talk prices and varieties. We then came back, had a lot of Belle time and watched an episode of Hell Cats and then here I am typing away. A definite "Thumbs Up" kind of day  *smiles smiles* 

I don't feel like going to work tomorrow. I have so many ideas in my mind and so many things I want to do which is not work related - bah! If only we won a huge huge lottery superbonanze type jackpot tomorrow! One can certainly wish.

Anyways, here's to a new week ahead!! I look forward to writing more about my birthday celebration, photos that I have been taking, my projects and heaps of other things. May it be an awesome one for all of you. 

U Are the BeesKnees

Just a simple post for the man in my life B.
You are indeed the BeesKnees and elbows too!!!
Thank you for a lovely birthday yesterday.

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy 29th DW

I am 29 today.
I can't believe it.
:) but it's good that I am alive and
am still being continually blessed each day by God.{thank you God}

Here's to my 29th year which I know will be awesome and here,s to more birthdays to come.

Happy birthday DW :) *smiles smiles*

E + D

What I lack in experience and skill, 
I make up for in Enthusiasm and Determination.

- JW -

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Friday, February 18, 2011

the last day aged 28

Today is the last day of my 28th year. There have been many times when I catch myself thinking about my younger days and I just realised  that those 'younger days' were actually really long ago. High school is was over 11 years ago. I have been working for about 5 years. 10 years since I lived in Temora, Australia and did my student exchange.

Time... time really is fleeting. I would like to reminiscence about my 28th year and I will  just not today. 

Because today, I will stuff my face with lemon and pistachio cake {thanks Cat and Jun}, have a massage and foot spa, enjoy the half a day without work and celebrate for this year has just been incredibly awesome and blessed. Thank you Father God!!!

Cheers to a new and awesome day!

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Hope 4 the Uninspired

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"
Seen @ An Open Sketch Book

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jim and his wife

My mum sent me a forwarded story via email this morning and although some of you may have read this before, I think that it is so very very relevant in today's world that I thought that I would share it with all of you.

"A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. "The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Every day, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room.

When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful - in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his youngexecutives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed, Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer! His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.
"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!"

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later. Think about this for a minute."

After reading the story, I realised how difficult it was to be like Jim and his wife in the world today when everyone is out there trying to be the best/richest regardless of how they get to this point. Sometimes we lose focus on the simple values that were taught to us when we were young, just so that we can “get ahead” in life. So many of us have become so materialistic that we don’t quite know why we are the way we are.

I am guilty of wanting and lusting after pretty things which is just horrible at times since it only stirs up feelings of jealousy and inadequacy in me though there are times when I am accepting and content with the things that God has already provided me. But I tend to sway at times, one time feeling like I want more all the time, the next feeling content with whatever I already have ~ yes I am quite odd.

This story has however, aspired me to be more like Jim’s wife. Supporting her husband in his task and encouraging him to do the right thing. Being a strong wife who not only is strong herself in her values but a wife who also supports her husband is so important and I hope I can be such a wife one day soon. I would also strive to be more like Jim who was a courageous and honest man. I put myself in Jim’s position and asked myself what I would have done in such a similar position and thankfully, I would have done what Jim did.

I think I am somehow like Jim which in some ways is my downfall in the corporate world we live in. But the honest, the ones with integrity and courage shall have their dues when the time comes. I pray that for all those out there facing similar battles of sometimes being overlooked, stepped on, used and a whole host of other office mumbo jumbo, that their time to shine will come. In the meantime, let us all learn to be more gracious, courageous and honest like Jim and his wife. Have a good day all.

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!"
Image source here

Doggy Love - Baby Belle?

This little beagle reminds me so much of Belle {or at one time, SnickerDoodles} when she first came to live with me. The shiny fur with the sour smell {she couldn't bathe for a month}, the little puppy body, the big lipid eyes begging for cuddles and treats {she still does it}... so like my Belle. However, in Belle's case, the books would have been torn into shreds! *snickers snickers* Now as I sit typing on the laptop, I look lovingly at Belle curled up with her new pillows all snuggled up and snoring... my heart melts. I so love Belle!!! 

Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Home Office Interiors #3

Seen @ Home Lux

Welcome to the third installment of the Home Office Interiors series. These selection of home offices are pretty cool. All of them have some element or other that I love. Let's start with the photos from the top to the bottom, shall we? 

Photo 1: I love the interior of this small and compact home office interior which is perfect for a home that does not have much available space. However, I feel that the pink walls are just too pink! The shelving units however speak to me since I love shelves!!! *grins* 

Photo 2: I kind of like the white box like shelves which can double up as display units. However, they take up quite a bit of space whereas shelves will maximise the wall space that one has. 

Photo 3: I reckon this is a very clever way of using a sloppy ceiling. The sunlit room and the clever use of natural almost earthy colours is very soothing and simple. I liketh!

Photo 4: Am absolutely loving the wall organisers and shelves!!! This is perfect for any home and its perfect for keeping track of to-do lists, letters and it also includes and a cork board and inspiration board of sorts - all the perfect elements for a home office. Awesome possum!

Photo 5: This seems like a very mans man kind of office space with all the dark wood. Slightly too inspiring for the likes of me though it does exude professionalism and prestige of sorts. 

Photo 6: A very simple and straightforward home office yet the white and green works really well together. Love the plant.

Photo 7: Love the tiered bookshelves and the view that is in front of the table. Not that in love with the dark wood table though the table lamp is a very interesting addition to the table.

Photo 8: Again not so very fond of the dark wood furniture but love the turquoise bookends and the ipod speakers for that burst of inspiration!

What did you like? Which one was your favourite?
Remember: "Hoarding & Collecting is not a crime. It is an art!" 
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