Thursday, 14 November 2013

Our Christmas Tree

I have always liked Christmas trees since young. I still remember that my first Christmas tree was a gift from my cousin and was white in colour. Although it was just a small tree, it really made my day.

After Ardon and I got married, we bought a Christmas tree shortly after Lynn was born. The Christmas tree was bought at Cold Storage and it was 6 feet tall. It cost $69.90. The leaves looked sparse when there were few ornaments on it. Through the years, we bought more Christmas tree ornaments and it looked much better with more ornaments on it.  

Subsequently, as we had more and more toys and books, we realized that it was too big for our flat. The leaves also kept falling off and the branches had started to look more brownish. It was time to change to a new Christmas tree.

So, last year, we bought a new Christmas tree from Giant Hypermart. It cost about $20. As this tree was shorter and slimmer that the previous Christmas tree, we had more than enough ornaments to go round the tree.

Last weekend, I set up the Christmas tree and the children had so much fun decorating the Christmas tree. Sera hung the ornaments at the bottom of the tree as she is younger and shorter. Lynn was responsible for hanging the ornaments on the higher part of the tree. This was how our current Christmas tree looked. 

Did you notice that the star at the top of the tree changes colour every few seconds? We bought it from Perth, Australia a few years ago. Glad it is still working. :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

《认识你真好》("It's Good to Know You" )

《认识你真好》("It's Good to Know You" ) was a song sung by Eric Suen (孙耀威) that was released in July 1993. This was also the song that brought fame to Eric Suen (孙耀威).

《认识你真好》("It's Good to Know You" ) is still one of my favourite songs. This song is very lively and never fails to perk me up. I think this song makes people feel happy - The person singing it and the person listening to it. Eric Suen is also one of those singers who looks and sounds good. 


但是我 只要专心地看着你一秒
就听见我的心跳 又在胸口燃烧


因为我 最爱看到你甜蜜的微笑
小小的一种需要 不会被谁动摇

认识你真好 知不知道



让我拥抱 baby

认识你真好 知不知道

认识你真好 一切都变得不重要

which can be translated as:

Thinking of how good you are
Don't know when I can hold you in my arms
Don't want to think about
whether I can wait forever 
But I only need to just concentrate and look at you for one second 
I will hear my heart beating and feel my chest burning

My expectations are not high
Just hope everytime I invite you into my dreams 
you will not be late 
Want to let you know that I want both your joy and sorrow
Because I love to see your sweet smile 
A need that will never waver because of anyone

Do you know that it's good to know you
Only you can make me forget my troubles 
Do you know that it's good to know you
Everything else becomes unimportant 
You make me feel so proud

Be it a lifetime or just a day
I do not worry about having too little time 
At least I no longer need to search for anyone else  
Let me embrace 

Hoo .... My baby 

Only you can make me forget my troubles 
Do you know that it's good to know you
Everything else becomes unimportant 
You make me feel so proud

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Metro Expo Sale from 1 Nov - 3 Nov 2013

Metro is currently having its Metro Expo sale at the Singapore Expo from 1 Nov to 3 Nov 2013, at hall 4. 

With only about one hour to shop around yesterday, naturally shopping for clothes was out for us (have to spend time queuing for a fitting room and change). The next thing to look out for were bargains for shoes and other items.

When we were at the right corner (looking in from outside) of hall 4, we saw some ribbons meant for Christmas tree decorations. Metro was selling them at 5 for $15. I didn't want to get five rolls of ribbons, then I realized that we could mix many different items to make up the numbers. After looking around, I finally decided on these 5 items.


Bells for Christmas tree decorations

Accessory holder

Accessory holder

The accessory holders shown in the pictures above were available in 3 colours, two of which I had bought. The other colour was black and light grey. These could hold hook earrings and bracelets on top as well as small stud earrings and rings below. 

The accessory holder above was in the shape of a lady's body. This could hold necklaces, bracelets, bangles, rings, hair ties and hook earrings.

I think this was a good deal. Normally, such accessory holders would cost about $10 each. 

Other items that were sold at 5 for $15 were piggy banks of various shapes, party masks, party hats and other Christmas tree decorations.  

The pictures below shows the accessory holders with accessories on them.