Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pastel b. Launch

I am so happy and proud to announce the launch of the Pastel b. website. Pascale has designed the website for me. The design is clean, simple and chic, exactly what I love. The final result is above and beyond my expectation, which goes to prove how great a designer Pascale is!!

Without Pascale's encouragement and her generosity in putting my cards in her petit enjel site, I would not dream of having one myself.

I have made the first cards a decade ago and everyone told me that the cards took too much time to make and I should think of printing or mass producing to make a profit. Stubborn as I am, I stuck with my belief that a hand made card is special to the sender and the receiver alike.

This is a long waited dream come true and I hope you will share my joy and pride.

Pleas do come visit

Monday, March 9, 2009


I attended Joanna Wang's concert on Saturday night. It was wonderful. The concert's theme is "The Adult Storybook" and it's organized into 6 "chapters". I loved the chapters on "Reminiscence" and "Love", with a lot of oldies plus her own compositions.

Although Joanna is only 20, her repertoire of songs is beyond her age. She has rearranged and sang songs like "Aubrey" by Bread, "Vincent", and "True" by Spandau Ballet. She is also a talented songwriter and the songs she has composed have become hits.

When I first heard her voice, I thought she is a black lady or another Norah Jones, coz her voice is so blues, jazzy and soulful. When I found out that she is an ABC, I was overwhelmed. She has this groove. Anyone into jazz should look her up on youtube or better yet, get her album. She is a real talent and what's rarer, she is only 20 and has a long way to go. I had a great time at the concert and it really made my weekend extra special.

The Wedding Cake

A wonderful Book on Wedding Cakes

Lovely designs with Step by step Guide

A book that gives you lots of ideas and step by step guides to making your perfect wedding cake. The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. The author breaks down the steps into miniature ones, which makes you think that you might master the skills to making "the Cake".

The author also gives you tips on how to make life-like sugar flowers and leaves. A little curve here and a little dip there and a sugar dough becomes a delicate rose bloom. It's a real light reading but also manages to wow you with the author's skill. It's a delight to browse through the pages.

Petit Tin Teas

3 Petit Tins Tea Leaves

Jingle Bells, Dacaf Carol, Tarte Au Poire

I received this gift from a friend for New Year's. It's a set of Tea Leaves in Petit Tins, as they were called, that come in 3 distinct flavors. I thought that I'll take a picture of them before I opened one of them for a nice afternoon brew.

The descriptions on the insert says.....

The Jingle Bells is a Christmas tea with images of snow and bells, which is created by yogurt and citrus fruit flavors.

Decaf Carol are decaffeinated tea leaves, flavored with sweet strawberrry and vanilla.

Tarte Au Poire is a sweetly scented Japanese green tea that will remind you of a freshly baked pear tart.

Now I have to make the difficult but pleasant choice to pick one for my afternoon tea and complement it with a nice dessert "to bring out the flavor of the teas". What a nice excuse to get some sweets!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wild Fower

To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower....
~ William Blake

Reminding us to appreciate the wonders and miracles that surround us, which we might miss in the hustle bustle in life.
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