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Recently, hubby’s laptop had some problems as it shut down automatically when he was doing his work. Frustrating eh? So when he sent it back to the service center to be repaired, he was informed that his laptop was overheated, hence the auto shutdown. Hubs has been putting his laptop on the table without a fan to cool the CPU. Big mistake!
We were so happy when Primero sent us the beautiful Ergosilver, a laptop stand recently. Primero is a Singapore based online furniture store and it has a huge range of trendy designer furniture at extremely affordable prices.
This is the ErgoSilver laptop stand from Primero.
One of the easiest ways to keep the laptop cool at the desk is through the use of a laptop stand which enables the air to circulate around it.
What we like about this is that it raises the notebook height to eye level so there is no need to hunch thus there won’t be any back strain. The Ergosilver features an aluminum panel which acts as an effective heat panel to cool down the laptop ten times faster than plastic or wood. It is also great to keep the desk organized.
Hubs and missy love to watch movies on the laptop so this nifty accessory is just perfect.
Primero works with factories that are able to handcraft and produce customized furniture so that customers can have the perfect furniture for their home without the need to dig deep into their pockets.
Looking through Primero’s website, they have a bunch of other cool, hipsy stuff including some pretty unique table lamps! Given that they are going to expand their delivery over here very soon, it’d definitely be something I might consider purchasing!
With their nice furniture designs and affordable price points, it’s no surprise that they are an up and coming furniture store, having been featured on https://www.aspirantsg.com/
Last week, my best friends and I travelled to Hoi An for a getaway. There were 8 of us including a friend of one of my best friends. 2 other best friends who are in Singapore did not join us this time.
This is my first time visiting Vietnam and I fell in love with the old charm of Hoi An. I love the aesthetically-pleasing old buildings painted in bright yellow, blue or green. Hoi An is really an Instagrammer heaven. It is also very interesting to get to know their culture which is a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and French. I love to look at the designs of their houses as they are narrow but long and high.
The 18th Century Japanese bridge in Hoi An ancient town. A very mystical bridge created by the Japanese who lived in Hoi An as a way to reach the Chinese quarter across the water. The bridge features the sculptures of two dogs and two monkeys representing the Chinese years in which many Japanese Emperors were born along with the fact that the building of the bridge began in the year of the dog and was completed in the year of the monkey.
Info via http://www.vietnam-guide.com
Hoi An is filled with lanterns everywhere. I love them all!
Besides spending time around the Old Town of Hoi An, we also went to visit a few places in Danang. Will share more of that later.
It was one of the best times of my life with my besties in Hoi An. We laughed, chatted, walked and shopped non-stop. I think we should do a getaway once a year.
We all bought the same design t-shirt to wear on the last day of our trip.
Stay tuned for more about our Hoi An adventure.
Lately, the crafty mood has struck me and I have been doing some crafts for Chinese New Year. My latest project is the Chinese New Year Wreaths for hanging on the front door.
I used a flat bamboo tray, peonies and glue gun for my project.
Added a piece of felt Chinese lettering sticker too. This is the wreath I did for my in-laws.
I did this wreath for my home. I used a round weave tray (not sure what is the actual name) which I bought from Ikea many years ago for DIY.
What do you think? Nice? Have I mentioned that I love Chinese New Year?
Was at the Gardens on Thaipusam Day and I love their Chinese New Year decor. Kind of reminds me of Hoi An with all the lanterns around. It is so nice to be able to soak in the Chinese New Year atmosphere.
Love all the red cages as lampshades and bamboo steamers
A tailor shop like back in the old days of Shanghai
Red peonies everywhere
Infernal Affairs – 無間道 is the latest TVB Drama that I am watching online. I love watching dramas about the triad and the undercover cops in Hong Kong. What I like about Infernal Affairs is that it stars some of the former TVB actors and actresses who are my favorites. Gallen Lo, Him Law, Bernice Liu and Damian Lau.
A spin-off from the movies, this interesting drama has 36 episodes. Can’t wait to start my Hong Kong TVB Drama marathon. Watch Infernal Affairs 2018 TVB Drama online here.
On my recent birthday, I received some lovely gifts from my best friends. They know how much I love accessorizing myself with necklaces and earrings. I also love lipstick and eyeliner.
These are my lovely gifts of statement necklaces, earrings and lipstick. Nice eh? I am truly blessed. Can’t wait to wear them.
The garden is a part of the home which many of us seem to be a little scared to tackle. Maybe it’s the fact that the garden is full of living things, or perhaps it all the Latin plant names which confuse us. But actually, transforming your garden isn’t as difficult as you think, and it can be a fun project for the weekend.
Before you go out and hire a gardener to do the work for you or get guaranteed personal loans to fund the project, take a minute to see if there are ways you can add life to your garden without spending all of your money.
One really cheap and fun way to make your garden look more polished is to cut the lawn into a shape. It could be that you simply want a square patch of lawn in your garden surrounded by plant beds, or perhaps you want something more unique. You can easily create a curved lawn by digging up the grass in a curved shape and then planting bedding plants in the space leftover.
Yes, plants do cost you money. However, seeds don’t cost you anywhere near as much. If you have no idea what colour scheme you want in the garden, an easy way to make an effect is to get a cottage seed mix and scatter it over your plant beds. You will end up with a mix of wild flowers which will look stunning and give your garden that beautiful depth you’ve always wanted.
Think long term
If you want a way to invest in your garden for the future, a great idea would be to plant trees and other hardy shrubs. It will give you the chance to have plants grow and develop over the years, and flower more and more every year. If you don’t want to plant a tree, you can choose shrubs such as hydrangeas or rhododendrons which will grow and flourish each year. It might cost you more initially, but it will save you money on smaller plants in the long run.
One of the most defining features of any garden is the vibrant colour which appears from your plants. If you have a particular set of colours you want to stick to, you can find seeds and bulbs which will suit your colour scheme. Another way to add colour as well as plants is to paint your fence a bright pastel colour and also paint your plant pots a bold colour too. It will make a huge impact on the garden with minimal spending.
If you fancy your back garden looking like a magical fairy land, you can buy solar lights from any garden centre and use these to light the way through your garden at night. They are cheap and don’t require any electricity so they are a perfect investment. You can also buy solar fairy lights to place on your bushes or trees which will make your garden look stunning in the winter and add that festive touch to the space.
It was my friend’s birthday recently and I got to wrap a present. That’s the best thing to do apart from shopping for gifts. I love finding unique ways to wrap presents and for this round, I used a white mahjong paper to wrap the gift. Then I decorated it with some colourful round stickers which I purchased recently.
Tadaa…how do you like my diy gift-wrapping idea?
There is no doubt the home decorating can be expensive. But you don’t have to break the bank to add a little beauty to your home. In fact, there are some great budget options out there that everyone will think you spent loads of money on. You would be surprised at how much a room can change just by adding a simple, well-crafted fixture. But if you want to improve the classiness of your home, then it matters what fixtures you choose. Let’s take a look at five that definitely say classy.
The first one that we will look at is lighting. What most people do not realize is that contractors will choose standard lighting which not only does not present your rooms in the best light, but they are going to be the same standard fixtures that everyone else has. Changing your lighting can make a huge difference. Softening or brightening up her room can completely change the mood of the people in it, not to mention installing lighting fixtures that are classy and beautiful. Lighting can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. If you look around you can find some budget lighting options.
You will also want to consider new window treatments. Window treatments are really important when it comes to looking classy, because they can change the way that a room presents itself when someone walks in. Modern miniblinds are bland and boring, partly because they are everywhere. Try to find some classy window treatments that are within your budget and you will be amazed at how much it changes your room. You can often find terrific window treatments at discount stores, thrift stores, flea markets and on sale at local department stores.
Next, we are going to talk about pillows. Although pillows are not appropriate for every room, when it comes to bedrooms, family rooms, living rooms and parlors, the right pillows can add a great deal of classiness to a room. Of course, they must be combined with the right furniture to begin with, but if you already have great furniture, then you might want to consider accenting it with some elegant pillows. Using complementary colors and designs the work well together can make a really big difference in pillows can be had for almost nothing.
Most people know that crown molding can make a huge difference in a room. But this is either positive or negative. If you choose the wrong crown molding, or if you leave the crown molding on that the contractor chose, then you are not only not going to be adding sophistication to her room, you’re going to be taking it away from it. That’s because crown molding is like the framework of a room. It is everywhere. Luckily, you can get great-looking crown molding for some really affordable prices, especially if you go with the faux, painted crown molding instead of the real stuff.
Finally, you may want to consider a specialty clock. Lots of people have clocks up in their homes, but not as many have specialty clocks. A beautiful weather station clock might be the perfect choice to make your kitchen look really classy and modern. There are lots of different specialty clocks out there, and you should look at each one while you think about the room that you have in mind to place the clock. If you are looking for sophistication, you will be able to see right away if a specialty clock is going to fit in that room or if you should choose a different one.