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heres and theres

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Bits of my week and weekend, in photos. Hope it’s been a great one for everyone.

In other news, I am hopelessly addicted to instagram! Add me on it!

Got myself Grumpy Cat, from Little Drom Store.

Chillaxed at TAPAC.

Had a girly brunch at Strictly Pancakes.

Spotted my favourite one-eyed cat.

Enjoyed the pink toilet at 72-13.

Watched the world unwind.

Enjoyed old school ice-cream.

Marvelled at Maxwell.

Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow everybody!

 

Love,

nabbycat (:

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February 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm

cats are nature’s alarm clocks

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Hey all, how’s February been going for you?

I’m loving it so far because I’ve started running regularly again to train for this, am incorporating green smoothies into my diet and I’m rehearsing like mad for my upcoming play, which I’ll blog about soon.

Have been up and about these past week, more so than usual. Even going to Orchard is a major event for me because I usually can’t be bothered to travel all the way to town. City Hall is usually the extent of my comfort zone, starting from my neighbourhood in the East, of course. Speaking of comfort zone, me and erfen spent a whole day in the West after catching the CSI exhibition at the Science Centre. So yeah, Jurong East, Orchard, we’re going places, baby!

On another note, I’m thrilled to finally announce that I will be writing on CozyCot on a monthly basis for the rest of the year! For February, the theme is on home decor for the new year, do give it a read if you haven’t already! (:

And now, to recent outfit shots…just because!

At Trans-cool TOKYO at SAM. I maintain that my messy hair was part of the look!

Red jeans, converse = comfort clothes. Outside the Science Centre for CSI.

Supporting the lovely Liy of Dear Sophea at Scape Park. My dress is from Dear Sophea, REPRESENT! That’s the little miss shopkeeper herself! Ain’t she cute?

On a separate note, my friend Ilyana of Teanoir is holding a great giveaway on her blog, and I just love the entries she’s getting, people are leaving really awesome comments! Do check it out here.

With that, I bid you good morrow (and give you a virtual curtsy)!

 

 

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February 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

hotel motel tanjong pagar

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I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but I never knew that there was a hotel in Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, or KTM as it is more popular known.

Most people would be familiar with this part of the station, or the food stalls at the back (which incidentally, sells the most awesome goreng pisang…mmm goreng pisang…). But ever notice the 2nd and 3rd floors?

I had the privilege of exploring the old hotel on the 2nd floor. Two things come to mind when you step into the hotel vicinity.

Thought #1: Whoa… this is kinda cool!

Thought #2: Er… it’s also a bit creepy.

It basically feels as if one day they decided not to use the hotel anymore, just like that. Although I am very sure that this is not the case.

Apparently someone did take their own life in one of the rooms though…. :/

On to nicer things! This where the trains come in and leave, and where you can sit and enjoy a nice cup of teh.

VIP rooms are larger and sport this kind of semicircle window and doorway.

One of the KTM Station Masters.

All in all, the experience was really interesting, a bit like seeing Miss Havisham, still in her wedding dress, now old and tattered, clocks stopped at a particular moment in time. But I think that’s the beauty of KTM, no? It just feels like stepping into a time warp, where everyone just takes their time.

Some other photos of good ol’ KTM:

Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour! Sorry for the blurry photos, these were taken with my iPhone 3GS because silly me did not bring a camera. Have a kickass week all!

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February 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm

If you’re gonna be awake at 7am, it should be for this

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Because mornings are magical and should be spent at the beach whenever possible.

 

Image credit: Bawkbawkbawk

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February 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

clementea

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Happy Chinese New Year my loves! Hope it’s been a good one, I went night cycling yesterday at East Coast with my friends and today checked out Trans-cool Tokyo at SAM at 8Q, followed by a Monopoly Deal showdown (5 sets to win) while sipping lattes and listening to sing-a-long music at Starbucks with Erfen. All in all, a really great couple of days!

A few weeks ago I checked out the KTM Railway Line along with Singapore Heritage Society for work, and I managed to get a few great photos of often-unexplored parts of Singapore. The fact that all this was right under my nose this whole time was just amazing to me.

Photos below taken at the railway tracks next to Clementi Avenue 4.

Right behind civilisation.

Love the recycled furniture!

A Taoist shrine right next to the tracks.

A Hindu temple next to the tracks too!

The funny thing is that I don’t actually know who uses the shrine or maintains the place, I saw a  few old uncles doing some gardening but I’m not sure if they actually live there or if they live in the blocks nearby. Either way, kinda cool, I especially love the old school Chinese calendar yo! (:

More photos in the next post, where I checked out the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, including the now very much defunct hotel (did you know there was one?)

Have a great year of the rabbit, loves!

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February 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm