Friday, August 31, 2012

Sakura Miku

Isn't she adorable!!
I already lost count how many versions of Hatsune Miku has been released.
Still, she's definitely going to be in my figure collection!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Arteastiq at Mandarin Gallery

Visited the Arteastiq Tea Lounge on Monday. 
It was very packed and the queue never ended for the whole time my friends and I were there.
Next to the tea lounge is a space which they provide canvas and paint for people to paint, at a fee of course. I find it to be quite a interesting concept, and there is a surge of such concept cafes around SG recently. For people who just want to try their hands at painting, this is a good solution that doesn't cost too much.

Anyway, the interior of the lounge was nice. Sadly, I didn't get to sit in the sofa area.
Was seated under a large white lantern-like lamp. Their table and chairs were quite assorted, like random mix-and-match, but in a way, artistic. 

They had a tea set for 2 at $48, which includes a choice of tea, and a platter of smoked salmon, crabmeat salad, smoked turkey ham, spicy top shell salad, a crispy prata wrap and either a orange or apple cake. The portion was tiny! Quite pricey for such a small serving. Not to mention taste is not fantastic. What they served was really simple food, not much cooking involved. Think I would stick to scones and sandwiches for hi-tea.

Their tea is quite nice. I had a oolong tea with lychee gelato. The gelato was good.
And I liked the wooden tray which they served it in.
They have really nice china crockery for the other tea selections.
Though I doubt I will ever go back again.

Chirp Chirp

I can't believe it's August already!
A quick update on what I've been busy with over the past month.

 This parrot took me the longest time to make!
It measures a total length of 5cm. Painting the pattern was what killed me.
Glad that my friend loved it. She custom ordered from me as a gift for her sister.
I didn't manage to take nice photos, hope to get a couple of photos 
from my friend so I can throw it into my portfolio somewhere.

Another custom order.
This pile of tags are for primary school kids. A total of 82 pieces.
It was fun to make these. They were quite easy so
 I didn't have to rack my brain much when I made them.
There was another pair of bracelets but I didn't bother photographing 'cos I think they're really ugly.
That's just my opinion I guess, 'cos my friend was happy with them.

Yay! I'm quite motivated now to keep on making stuff.
Got a whole list of designs in my head, but I'll probably end up making only a few with my snail pace.
Next month I'm flying off to Italy for holiday.
I'm feeling abit sian about it because I'm going with my sister-in-law,
and she's not exactly what I will call good company.
To make matters worse, she and my brother's marriage are on the rocks now.
Sigh. Complicated.