Archive | November, 2012

A Word A Week Challenge – Flower

21 Nov

A Word A Week Challenge is hosted by Skinnywench from A Word in Your Ear. The challenge is to post a photograph, drawing, poem, story, quote, thought – whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you.. And this week’s theme is Flower.

Flowers are one of the most beautiful things on earth. Very few people will not love these pretty, lovely creations. My favourite flower is the Gerbera, also known as Gerbera Daisy. Gerberas symbolise purity, innocence and beauty. As they come in various colours, they also bring about a sense of cheerfulness and are excellent gifts for happy occasions.

With courtesy of Regine Bosch.

Here’s a list of meanings of different coloured gerberas:

  • Red gerberas – help exhibit  the fullness of your love  for your sweetheart. These beautiful flowers with their velvety  petals will make for a  perfect gift for your lovely  beloved.
  • White gerberas – are known for their cheerfulness, purity and  innocence. Their soothing and comforting effect makes them perfect gifts for those feeling really down and out.
  • Yellow gerberas – convey the  feeling of warmth and  sunshine. Also, the colour is the ultimate symbol of  friendship.
  • Orange gerberas – inspire creativity and vitality in the onlookers. Being a flamboyant and vibrant colour, it radiates the passionate emotions of red combined with sun-drenched feelings of yellow.
  • Pink gerberas – symbolise friendship. If you wish to express feelings like compassion or respect, go for a light pink gerbera, while dark pink gerberas signify appreciation.
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Pizza Night Out @ La Pizzaiola

20 Nov

A few of my colleagues and I went to La Pizzaiola for dinner. It is a modern Italian restaurant tucked in a remote corner of the landed residential area in Serangoon. It serves a variety of pasta and pizzas. The restaurant was already crowded when we arrived, luckily, we’ve already made a reservation.

We ordered 3 regular pizzas to share. The pizzas were really good but I can’t say the same to their service. We were served by an Italian (we think) waiter. As we were not too sure of how to pronounce the Italian names of the pizzas, my colleague jokingly pointed the dishes to him and said 1, 2, 3… The waiter seemed to find that gesture irritating and chided my colleague for not being able to order properly. We were really surprised by the waiter’s reaction and that kind of spoilt our night. He then asked us what water we want and served us bottled still water that cost about SGD 6. Not much later, another waiter served us normal ice water which cost nothing!

All in all, I’ll say go for the food but call the right waiter to serve you! 😉

Pizzas ordered:

  • Verdure (SGD 14.90)
  • Bufalina (SGD 16.90)
  • Rucola Parma (SGD 16.90)

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15/3 Jalan Riang

Tel: 62825031

Art Jamming @ Home: Sakura

4 Nov

Recently, I’ve painted some cherry blossoms, sakura, from a photo that I’ve taken during my hanami trip. This is the first time I’m painting something real-life. I find it much more difficult than doing abstract painting. What I feel is that abstract painting focuses on the ideas and concept and still-life painting focuses more on the painting skills. Of course, this is just my opinion, some of you experts out there may have different viewpoints. 😉