And so, after sleeping for more than a year on my oldest brother’s handmedown SOFA BED, I finally am the proud new owner of an actual bed.

Yesterday marked chaos in the Yap household after returning from IKEA, because putting in my new bed meant taking out the old bed -> meant taking out Caleb’s old bed frame and putting the old bed there as a sofa -> meant ALL THE TOOLS WERE OUT hammers and screwdrivers and whatnot. We could literally compete with the lift construction outside. BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANGGGGG.

Moving of furniture always means MASSIVE UPHEAVAL and also time for some cleaning out and makeovering. Which is exactly what I did to my room.. took about a few hours k. NO JOKE.

K, it kinda looks the same because my main furniture frame is built in la, what to do. But as you can see, my NEW bed is half the size of my old one – and hoorah I didn’t fall off it last night while tossing and turning. In other changes, check out my sizable nail polish collection:

BOOYAH. My pride and joy, somewhat.

I also put my 12931203 polaroids to work, and now more of them are up on display. Yay! Spot the ACJC Class of 2006 flag hanging proud as well :)


After all this, my sincere condolences to Gideon, whose sleeping situation has still not been improved. He has become quite at home in the balcony after the past year.




Daily rings, bracelets & bands, hair pins, fake specs for lazy days, lip balm & gloss, and polaroids of my favourite korean superstar.

DIY Projects


My precious few hours at home after work have been spent doing this:

Cutting up old jeans. Studding.

Its still kinda at a weird length though. I should fold the cutoffs a bit higher or something. Work in progress.

HI B IF YOU ARE READING THIS DONT FREAK OUT! Um.. I kinda cut up the Zara shirt you left behind.

And braided bits of the sleeves.. and took apart that charm necklace..



Hmm.. strange how a long day at work triggers off my DIY spirit. I am literally grabbing anything unworn around the house and cutting it up. And yes, I had some failed projects. But practice makes perfect! I asked my dad for his old shirts from the States. Those are thrift-store worthy and would be perfect to make into oversized tanks! Pity he has no idea of where my mom stored them :( WELL, EXPECT ME TO BE TOSSING OPEN DRAWERS AND CLOSETS AND PILES OF CLOTHING.

DIY is so fun and therapeutic.

AND I found the Perfect scissors. Snip snip snip.

Productive me


Goodbye to unproductive stayhome days (at least for today)!

Things I did in the past 2 hours:

1. Refolded and reorganized my closet + discarded unwanted old clothes.

One dilemma I faced was whether or not to throw out my old Nanyang/AC shirts which have withered with age and now look like rags. So many memories right there. In the end, I decided to CUT OUT (yes you heard that right) the print/design on this shirts and keep them in a small pouch. I can’t help it if I’m Sentimental okay. Maybe I’ll make a scrapbook outta them or something…


2. Changed my bedsheets and covers.(Spot Comfort bear/SOAKCITY bear & the Kiwi!)

So much for CNY spring cleaning that should’ve happened 2 months ago. I remember when I was a kid and new sheets were a MUST. I guess this CNY I was too preoccupied with YJ to care. But anyhoo, bought some new ones at Ikea awhile back and was too lazy to change them. Now I have new smelling sheets! :)


3. Mopped the floor.

Channeling my inner Cinderella. (i figured a picture of my clean floor wouldn’t be very intriguing)


4. Found lost treasures!

Which include the pouch that Allen gave us before he left Berkeley that his MOM KNITTED (over a warm China fire), the Guiness Mardi Gras chain that I caught over the bartop, a ball of yarn from my Knit fever last year…..and so on. Featured above are the collection of handmade cards Shawna gave me last year! :) I kinda wana stick them on my laptop.


At the end of this, I will have you know that housework is tiring. Props to Cinderella.

Shiny things


My DIY spirit has resurfaced (briefly) again!

Each top only cost me 5 bucks :) I am so proud of myself! I’m still a noob when it comes to DIY (sigh, when I wear this out you can probably spot the uneven rows and for one row of the pink sweater there’s an awkward space in between two rows ARGGGHH imperfection) BUT I’m really EXTREMELY pleased ttm with the results :) Can’t wait to wear them out soon!


In other news,

x I went for my interview in the morning today. Lets just say if I weren’t schooling now, I’d be having my dream job. But because I’m schooling, I’ll have to wait for them to get back to me for later postings in the summer. Fingers crossed! And thankful nonetheless.

x Went for a pedicure. And my pedicurist today was a deaf lady. It was a really strange experience, and I really didn’t know quite what else to do except smile whenever she gave me the thumbs up to ask if what she was doing was okay. So. Interesting.

x I finished Dear John while riding the bus home (and during the pedi). (SPOILER AHEAD) HOW ABOUT THE ENDING IS SO RIDICULOUSLY SAD EVEN SADDER THAN THE MOVIE actually the movie wasn’t even that sad BUT ZOMG. And some paragraphs of the book were really jumping out at me.



Thanksgiving weekend just passed. We don’t quite celebrate Thanksgiving in Singapore (sadly), but I think its a precious concept that reminds us to count our blessings.

What are you Thankful for?


I came across this post from A Beautiful Mess, and I thought it was SO CUTE and pretty much an ingenious idea altogether. It made me smile :)

Thanksgiving cupcakes with cupcake toppers to write down things to be thankful for.


Awesome, isn’t it?

I definitely wana try doing something like this in the near future! It doesn’t have to be a certain time of the year to let people know the blessings in our life :)


Sigh, I have four exams in the next four days.. definitely not something I’m psyched about, but I’m still thankful for the time that has been given to study, the friends I have to study with, and the experience of mugging together that I missed out on for one semester!

xoxo and all the best, guys :)

DIY: Studs


First yarn & knitting, now studs and embellishments :)

I am pleased with my new DIY spirit.


So I finally got hold of the studs & rhinestones I ordered from ebay, and picked out a few boring and forgotten cardigans/tanks/tops.. and voila! Awesome is my middle name.

This was the first project attempted. And I have to admit I was Stupid because I didn’t realize the studs could be ironed-on, which resulted in my wrestling with the glue gun for quite a while (and a burn on my fingertip OUCH).

:( I wish I had realized earlier! Then the studs wouldve been much neater and cleaner.

These other 2 were random spur-of-the-moments.

So.. I’ve kinda used up all my studs already. EBAY HERE I COME.


Learning new skills + creating new things from old things = little joys!


I had alot of thoughts and small reflections during church today, but I know if I begin now its going to end up in a 1920123 word essay.. which probably isn’t the wisest thing to do right now when I should be heading for bed soon.


Another week ahead! The final moments before the exams. I am bracing myself, and praying.