white and black matching set

white and black set

This matching set came about originally as a custom order, and I liked it so much I wanted to add it to my shop for others to enjoy!  Please take a look here to see the listing and how to order.

treasury list : warm summer days…


Warm summer days Treasury List

Thanks to Betsy of Sunshine on Water for curating this lovely Summery Treasury List, which features my Tropical Red Earrings there on the bottom row!  Betsy makes stunning sterling silver jewellery, including earrings and personalised pendants so be sure to visit her Etsy Shop. Thanks Betsy!

Tropical Red Earrings

A closer inspection of those earrings!

shanghai treats

Remember when we had a cuisine week before we left Singapore?  (See our meal at the Banana Leaf Curry House here).  Well I have just found some photos from our next venue, whose name I can’t remember but their motto is good:

The interior was decorated in a modern Chinese Style.

I love the latticework with the mirrored walls behind.

Of course, we choose the ultimate Shanghai Treat – Xiao long bao dumplings.

click image to read more about these dumplings

click image to read more about these dumplings

In the bathroom was a rather descriptive sign.  Glad I read this after my meal.

remember my shoe?

If you are a follower of my blog, you will know how much I love the designs of the Peranakan Culture, the Straits Chinese who settled in Singapore.  My post on the Peranakan Beaded Slippers which the ladies, or Nyonya’s, used to wear is one of the most viewed on my blog, you can take a look at it here.

The original photo

The original photo

It also caught the eye of the Editor of Asian Languages at Marshall Cavendish Education as she contacted me earlier this year to ask permission to use the photo in a School Text Book publication.  Of course I said Yes!

Just before we left Singapore, a copy of the book was delivered to me and I hurriedly took some photos of it (apologies for the quality).  Alas it was not allocated suitcase space so I had to leave it there.  It’s in Malay so it was no use to me for education purposes either!

The title translates to ‘Jeweller’, isn’t that a coincidence?

As you can see from the size of the writing, the photograph was quite small.

But I did get a mention – Yay, I’ve been published!

(To see my other posts on The Peranakan Culture, please search Peranakan in the side bar search box).

new listing : seafoam anklet

Seafoam Anklet

go for a simple anklet…

or a matching set

different sizes available & custom made too!

click on any image to visit the shop!

simple beach wear in ocean colours