My sleepless nights are back to haunt me again. 😭😭😭
Strange dreams after strange dreams. I swear my dreams are the strangest. And they can go on and on for the entire night. When I wake up, I feel like I've been up throughout the night but in another dimension, if that even makes any sense.
Brain, will you let me have a good night sleep tonight please?
Weekend was good.
Even more so since it was a long weekend.
Sigh. So hard to part with good weekends. 😔 It makes it doubly difficult to get back to work.
Guys, I've recently been obsessed over shopping for ZL's new room. I think I'm more enthu when it comes to sprucing up the room than he is. It's not even my house. I even thought of what to get for him as a housewarming gift already.
I'VE ORDERED TONS OF STUFF FOR HIM. #outofcontrol
Can't wait for them all to arrive!
This weekend, I planned a…
Weekend surprise! 🎉
I told ZL "I'm gonna give you a surprise this Saturday! Please be ready for it! 😇”
Nope it's not our anniversary. It's not a special occasion. Nothing memorable happened on this date last year.
I'm just random like that. Hahaha.
Part 1 of his weekend surprise kindly sponsored by a brand new and upcoming brand – Wonderwoodworld! 🌳
You may have already heard about this from @jazreeltan… It's her new wonderful adventure! 😂 If you have, good job!
If you have not, you will. 😉
When I told ZL about his weekend surprise, I had zero idea this would be part of it. Hahaha. I only knew I wanted to do something nice for him but I didn't know what. Was gonna wing it. 😂😂😂
Luckily for me, Jaz saved the day!
I passed her some cupcakes which I baked (you dk how many times I made cupcakes last week lolol) and she told me that my wood prints were ready.
So we did a mini gift exchange! Hehe.
When Jaz first shared about her new business idea with me (more than a year ago)…. I had absolutely no idea that I was gonna be waiting so loooong for her to launch it. 😂😂😂 HAHAHA.
I peppered her with so many "so how???"s from the start leading up to the very final weeks prior to the official launch, I don't even keep count anymore.
But jokes aside.
I really applaud Jaz for her courage in stepping into an entirely new, and unknown realm.
Every now and then, I would have new blossoming ideas for a new business/brand/venture.
But I have never acted on any of them because I was so comfortable with TTR. It is a brand which has already taken off, it was easier to get things moving.
But I have always wondered. How it would be like to start another business from scratch.
I always feel that it takes a huge amount of guts to start from ground zero again. And now my friend @jazreeltan has! So proud of her! 👏🏻
I was so anxious to tear open my packages once I got them from Jaz but I kept forgetting that I had to bring them to office to get some pictures taken.
It was an agonising wait of 24 hours.
"Why the photos you give me all so blur one? Is it you testing me???", says exasperated Jaz.
Sorry la. We don't take many photos (except on holidays) and they are either 1) self-timer photos or 2) taken by random passerby or hotel staff. Cannot hiam one. 😂
But I have to say, the printing was so well done!! Despite my shitty quality images. Heh.
The colours of my sunset are still very vibrant.
Wait lemme go dig for my original image…
As you can see…
The focus wasn't on our silhouettes but the trees in the background.
I really like that you can have a personalised message behind the photo. ☺️ Trust Jaz to always come up with small touches of her own to personalise her products.
I left it up to Jaz to decide on the message behind.
This one says "keep chasing sunsets hand in hand".
This is very apt. I hope that we never stop chasing after beautiful things in life, hand in hand.
Of our favourite memories, in Siem Reap last year. 🤗
This one which I gave ZL as his surprise, has his face. So I cropped it off. 😬
But it is also square like the sunset one! And also comes with a stand for you to display your photos nicely. ZL says now he finally knows what he can display on his new bedside table. So sweet one meh. ☺️
If you prefer your photos printed on a different shape, you can pick another dimension.
I think landscape would work especially well for family portraits! 😉
The details encapsulated in the prints are amazing.
I never thought that printing on wood would turn out beautiful like this.
And the back of this one says – my favourite place in this world is next to you.
My favourite place is also being enveloped in his arms, standing behind him with my arms stretched around his neck, or with my head on his shoulder.
Anywhere is a good place as long as I'm around him/with him.
P.S. Now you all finally get to know what ZL really stands for 😂 Only for you please @jazreeltan!
Now the mystery is mystery no more. Lol.
You guys can go get better ideas on what kind of photos would be awesome for printing on wood from IG @/wonderwoodworld!!
SUPPORT SUPPORT! 💪🏻
The next part of my surprise is also something brown… But this one is soft and edible unlike the wood print. 😂
After I make his heart full, I also need to make sure his tummy is full.
I initially made these cupcakes for my dear Audrey who has always been baking for whoever's birthday it is at the TTR office!! Thought it would be nice that she got baked for even though it wasn't her birthday or anything. 😇
So since I had the ingredients on hand (omg it is so annoying to have surplus of baking ingredients cause you can almost never finish using up everything at the same time ANYONE FEELZ ME 😩), I made another batch for my chocolate monster!!
Usually when I get to his place, he would make me stand at the gate and ask me "what's the password" numerous times.
That day he was like "what's the….. oooooh got cakes for me??" and auto let me in.
WHAT A MIRACLE.
Marked his cupcakes with a ❤️ as per Jaz's advice (meant for last year 😂😂😂😂). One year late better than nothing la right??? @jazreeltan
He wanted to grab a cupcake immediately.
"What about my hello hug?"
I made him go shower cause he was working out > hug me > then eat. What a torture. 😂
Ehehehe colours so matchy!
So, Saturday random surprise was a success. 👌🏻💯
After the surprise, we took a road trip from east to west for a BBQ!
On da 25th storey for BBQ!
The view was awesome and the breeze was awesome. My company was awesome. The BBQ party of 4 was awesome.
The food was TDF!!
We had good grade beef, salmon cubes, mutton slabs and some really plump chicken wings. 😋😋😋
BBQ food never tasted so good.
And I think it also tastes extra good when you have personal chefs doing the BBQ-ing for you. 😂
Such a lovely chill night with the weekend gang!
The rest of the weekend was eating, eating and more eating.
We rolled out of bed late on Sunday and started our day with our fav ban mian at L32!!!
I swear our minds are super in sync when it comes to choosing food. 😂 I was brushing my teeth and thinking that I would love to have ban mian for lunch. While at the EXACT same moment his mum asked him what we were gonna having for lunch and he said "thinking of the L32 ban mian.."
IS IT #gluttonbuddies4lyf 😂😂😂
Teochew porridge with a spread of dishes for dinner with his folks.
Wanted to bring them to Laneway Market but unfortunately they closed for renovations that day. ☹️ So we settle for a random Teochew porridge stall nearby.
After dinner I was strangely not feeling full… And off we went to get my truffle fries craving fulfilled!
I told you…
It's all about eating. 😂
Crossed over to Burp Kitchen and Bar because they have truffle fries.
"Oh shit they have a screen showing a soccer match 😐"
"No la I'm not gonna watch"
"Okay maybe I just watch until 75th min"
"Huh why? Just watch la"
"No I'll spend time with you"
"What if they score a goal in between the 75th and 90th min?"
"Then it's your fault lor"
And in the end Chelsea did scored another goal at the 80th min. 😂😂😂
"What's the jersey colours of the respective teams?" I was trying to make sense of the scoring.
As he rattled on about how each team has a main colour and a secondary colour blah blah…
"I can remember all the colours of their jerseys.."
"Wow… But then you cannot keep track of my hair colour…? 😒"
As if. Lol.
We polished this off and after that I suggested ice cream. HAHA.
I was a bottomless pit that day, idk why either.
Now I'm paying back for it. Went for a run yesterday and am gonna work out again this evening! 💪🏻
"I'm gonna grow fat at this rate I'm eating. 😩"
"Don't worry I love you even though you're fat."
"EVEN THOUGH…????!!!!! 😭😭😭😭"
"I mean even if. EVEN IF!!!!"