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I did a What’s In My Bag post in early January, read itĀ here!

I had a pretty good Thursday, which also means HELLO WEEKEND… hello kids, then HELLO FYP AND MORE READINGS! So on my way home from class today, I dropped by the market to get handy dandy stuff for my drama box. Trust me, some of these items prove to be really useful. By the way, I don’t usually drop by the shops near the market simply because it’s a distance away, but I am really happy with what I’ve found. Although I added a few items along the way, I think it still benefited considering the jaw-dropping prices of these items at the department stores or atas stationery shops.

So… what’s in the bag?

From left to right, I got kuti-kuti, a tambourine with a funky picture, balloons, sticker books (you must know what is the current trend. Boys: Ben 10. Older boys: Beyblade. Girls: Hello Kitty, Disney Princess. Older girls: Don’t bother, they mature faster), and origami paper (where I proceeded to fold a pig!)

I got all of these under $10, and these items are so old-school. I remember buying origami paper at my primary school bookshop. I bet kids nowadays don’t grow up with these knick-knacks, just technology.


Oh and I must mention, I bought myself a milk tea from a nondescript looking shop. I was pretty hesitant about the pearls and the drink, but I was pleasantly surprised. The drink was actually pretty milky and pearls were soft and chewy. The girl behind the counter made the drink from scratch and had to use those cocktail shakers, that was like eons ago when bubble tea just entered the market. On the car ride home, Jessie J’s Price Tag played on the radio. Perfect way to end my afternoon! šŸ˜‰

In preparation for Saturday’s classes (and I’m not going to let last week’s classes get me down. Try, try again), I searched for relevant books from the secret stash of books in my sister’s cupboards. I was so glad that my mom disregarded our advice and didn’t throw all these precious children books from our childhood away! It comes in handy just when I needed it!

Here’s some that I picked out, I realized I have 4 different Three Little Pigs books. Looks like I must have really loved those pigs.

Pop up books! My favourite! I also have Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood, which of course, I will always remember, was wrecked by myĀ kindergarten busĀ friend.

These were from one of those compilation of fairytale books. You know what they say about children’s stories not being as simple as we thought it was? It’s true! In the story of the Donkey Skin, the devious mother bought her step-daughter a donkey skin to wear so that she would look uglier than her own daughter. She said something to that extent! I was so shocked, better QC the stories first.

And look at the pictures, so old school, and cheeks are so rosy!

I’m gonna keep all the books from now onwards. Such a pity, I sold off the books I got in Austin to the 2nd hand stores there, but most books here in SG are so expensive, I shouldn’t have!

Read more, pray for those around you, and have a great weekend! šŸ™‚



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Okay, so first Christmas, then Chinese New Year, and now Valentine’s Day. It seems that stores always have a reason to celebrate. So aside from the flowers and cookies, I was browsing through sites and found some pretty interesting gift ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is pretty huge in the US, I remember visiting Target and the convenience store near my place and I was just overwhelmed by the number of stuff that was in red and heart themed. All prices stated her are quoted in USD, just so you know.

Approx Retail: $5.99

Ideal for fans of Toy Story!


PLAY-DOH Valentine’s Bag
Approx Retail: $4.99

This is really worth it, and you get 20 cans in pink, purple, red and light pink!

SCRABBLE Valentineā€™s Day Card Kit & Game
Approx Retail: $7.99

This is a rip-off and pretty lame but I guess good way to expand your vocab!


Heart Shaped 12-pc. Dinnerware Set – Pink
Retail: $31.99 on Target.com

Includes 4 dinner plates, 4 cereal bowls and 4 salad plates.

I have the cereal bowl in red and I absolutely love it! I brought it back to Singapore and everyone was thinking, WTF, when I insisted on squeezing this into my bursting suitcase. I prefer red to pink but I love it nonetheless.

Zak Designs Melamine Dessert Bowl Set of 4 – Brights (.5qt)
Retail: $19.99 on Target.com

Bright colours and heart shaped bowls? Wins me over. Enough said.

Hope you have a good one on Valentine’s Day! And for the singles, friendship day! That’s what we used to call it in school, because they didn’t want to encourage ~fancy love ideas~ when we should be studying.

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