Sunday, December 20, 2009

Heading up north for some fun!

Hey all,

Will be heading up north to Ipoh then Penang for 4 days,
with the beloved boyfriend and Sara & Zhi.
Will be back for Christmas!
So see you peeps then.


Happy Christmas!

Anne Marie

Friday, December 11, 2009

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Just want to share with you peeps a song that always gets me into the Christmas mood!
Its 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire'.
It always gives me a fuzzy, warm and cozy feeling of Christmas.
Feeling lots of love.

A good friend dedicated this to me... none other than the talented Jinx Chin!
And I want to share with you all.

Enjoy! ^^

Happy Christmas with love,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Grand Bazaar Istanbul - Final Day

On the last day of our adventures in Istanbul, what more can we do but SHOP! Yes yes shopping! For a few souvenirs to remind us of beautiful Istanbul.

So mom and me headed to THE GRAND BAZAAR!

The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning Covered Bazaar) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

At the entrance of the Grand Bazaar.

Oh one item you must get when you are there is the "Evil Eyes" (blue eyes ornaments) It is believed by the locals that it will protect them from evil and also it will bring bad omen's to those that they this like.

It's an endless maze inside the grand bazaar.

So much to choose from.

It is a musician's heaven too. ^^

Everything is divided into sections according to type of goods.
A shop filled with lights.

Spice and sweet delights to excite your senses.

Lots of clothes and blings for the ladies to shop and it is at a reasonable bargain price!

We started exploring the grand bazaar about 830am and by the time we exit on the other side it was already 4pm

So mom and I bought good turkish coffee, famous turkish apple tea, turkish delights, an "evil eyes" ornament, a dress, beaded jade and stone necklace from Afghanistan, 'evil eyes' bracelets, and etc.

After all the looking around &bargaining we had some local food. I don't know what it is called but it taste real good!

Here is what it looks like very simple but delicious.

This man stays behind that hot stove all day to make those food.

This is mom all tired and happy!

And me back on the airplane going home.

Istanbul is one of the best cities I have ever been and I would love to go back there someday.

Istanbul Series - Day 6

- between time -

- image -

- a living -

- flawless -

- summer warmth -

Basilica Cistern & Gulhane Park, Istanbul - Day 6 - Part 2

After leaving this post for so long due to schedule overload.
I will now continue with my journey in Istanbul. The last post was about Day 6, part 1 at Tokapi Palace. Now for part 2, after lunch my mom and me went to the Basilica Cistern.

For those of you who are wondering what is a cistern. Well it is a receptacle for holding liquids, usually water. Often cisterns are built to catch and store rainwater. The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.

Going down beneath the earth... Feeling all damp and cold... This is what it looks like...

What a beautiful sight!

And Located in the northwest corner of the cistern, the bases of two columns reuse blocks carved with the visage of Medusa. The origin of the two heads is unknown, though it is thought that the heads were brought to the cistern after being removed from a building of the late Roman period. Tradition has it that the blocks are oriented sideways and inverted in order to negate the power of the Gorgons' gaze.

Beware of the Medusa's head! muahahahha

Later, surfacing from beneath the earth where the warm summer sun shines music greets me.
And nearby there was a few men having a jamming session of traditional music.

Then mom and me walked around and somehow we came to Gulhane Park. The landscape is beautiful. It's like walking into a Disney fairytale.

Florals were everywhere. Mom is definitely enjoying the flowers. I wish Malaysia had such beautiful landscapes in the city.

And this is me signing off for day 6.
Up next the final day of Istanbul... THE GRAND BAZAAR

Singapore 2009

This is a back dated post from October sorry for the late updates. I have been so busy with uni. So Sorry!

As you guys know every year I'll go down south to Singapore to visit my sister and my niece. This year the trip was different. I went down with my beloved boyfriend and a big bunch of nuffnangers from the Asia Pacific Region.

Why so many people?

Well bloggers from all over that region were attending the 1st Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards. As you know by now it was an event to remember.

Bloggers were the stars of the night! and I too felt like a star! ^^

Here are my moments on camera:-

My Protégé Ms Zoe Yve and Me

Zachary Wong and Me
We were each other's replacement dates while our bf's were working that night.

And finally the one and only
Tan Yee Hou a.k.a the beloved boyfriend

All Thanks to Nuffnang for everything! ^^


And not to forget I family. Of course I dropped by and visit them. It was a short one but nonetheless great. My baby niece is so big and cheekier than ever and we will be expecting an addition to my little family too... well not so little anymore but all happy news! YAY! ^^

Here's my cheeky baby niece and growing!

From this...

To this...
and now I'm missing Singapore already!

Monday, December 7, 2009

My first E & R

hey hey people... as you all know that I haven't been updating my blog recently because I have been super busy since my degree semester started here's a few updates in uni. ^^


I have changed my major instrument from classical piano to classical vocal! Yes I sing too! ^^

For those of you who missed it here is a couple of pictures, It's ok that you couldn't come for the recital because there will be another one soon.

For those who came thank you so much for your support and do come again for the next one! ^^

Here are a couple of pictures...

Here are some of the vocalist who sang including me on the 3rd from the left

This is me during performance


While I was busy singing I was busy drawing and painting as well for my first art exhibition along side my other course mates! All of this is done in a 16 weeks art crash course.

Here are my works ^^

Here is my still life charcoal sketch

here's my watercolour piece... not very good at it though

on the left is my mix media piece and
on the right my first masterpiece I call it Beethoven's Symphony No 5

p/s: Special Thanks to Kelly Tan a.k.a Curry Egg for coming to see the exhibition. ^^

A view from above on the show cases.

p/s: special thanks to my sayang tanyeehou for being there for me.
muax. love love!

And this is how my first semester ended.
*feels proud of accomplishments*

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

“I’m a Sherlock Holmes in the Making”

“I’m a Sherlock Holmes in the Making”
HeeHee... I FOUND IT!!

The Land of Cheeser Dot Com -

KYCakap Dot Com -

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Busy... sorry for no updates

Hey Hey...

Sorry lately haven't been updating... It's the end of the year and the semester is coming to and end so busy busy busy... will update as soon as possible with all the stuff like finishing the final day of my Istanbul adventure, the Nuffnang blog awards, my personal life happenings and etc...

Promise I won't be away for too long...

Cheerios ^^

Anne Marie

Monday, October 12, 2009

Internet symphony no 1 "Eroica"

I was browsing through youtube for my project on Beethoven's symphony no. 3 "Eroica" and I bumped into a symphony for youtube named Internet Symphony no 1 "Eroica". Its a marvellous composition and you can feel the grandeur feeling of heroism in it.

It was written by renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun for the youtube symphony orchestra.
Unconventionally, Tan Dun has included drum brakes and rims from automobiles as additional instruments. Tan Dun also embedded a main theme of the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No.3: Eroica into his work.

Hope you peeps would enjoy this wonderful composition as I did. ^^

This is how the youtube symphony orchestra was built through auditions on youtube. A perfect concept to get people together from around the globe.

french 101 part 2: numero?

well I have been super busy this past few months as the semester is coming to an end.

Last tuesday night in french 101, we were learning numbers.
*classmates tired and trying to be as enthusiastic as possible*


0 = zero (zehro)
1 = Un/une (pronounce as ughn)
2 = deux (pronounce as the)
3 = trois (pronounce as tuar)
4 = quatre (katr)
5 = cinq (sughn)
6 = six (sis)
7 = sept (set)
8 = huit (uit)
9 = neuf (nervf)
10 = dix (dis)

everyone woke up when it came to the number 11. why you say?
Well let me ask you how would you translate the number 11 referring to the table written above?

This is how my classmate Roydy translates numero 11...
to him its Un un (ughn ughn in a "no no" gesture)

*everyone just fell out of their chair laughing*

so Mr.Chia our lecturer says if you do that I'll give u a big "un un" with a ZERO!
*Mr. Chia with a big exclamation laugh*

Well in order for u to learn a language better all we need is a little humor to it and we will remember it the rest of our lives... Lol

by the way number 11 is translated as NUMERO ONZE!!

back to my studies now.... tired....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore experience"

I should be given a chance to experience the rich blend in culture, cuisine, arts and architecture of Singapore because I’m an explorer who loves to indulge myself in food, culture and adventure and Singapore has it all! And I would enjoy every moment and every step I take if I am given the chance.

My perfect Itinerary to explore Singapore in one day starts of in the morning.


At 8am off to SENTOSA exploring what nature has to offer going through the dragon trail the stopping and getting an up close and personal with Mother Nature by visiting the underwater world and Dolphin Lagoon.

And moving to Imbiah lookout point for some exhilarating excitement by hopping on the Skyride for a scenic tree top view and straight to the Sentosa Luge a Part go-cart, part-toboggan race down a 650km track!

Then head on back to mainland by taking the cable car for one last look of Sentosa.


Heading on to Mandai Orchid Garden for lunch while enjoying fine garden dining at the Vanilla Pod Restaurant and Bar. Well might get to do a little orchid shopping too for mom’s little garden at home.

After refreshing at the Mandai Orchid Garden, off to more sightseeing by hopping on the Heritage Hippotours to experience major heritage sights and their architectural like Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam and if have a little more time I’ll take the city Hippotours where I get to see the Botanic Garden and The Raffles Landing sight and a little shopping too.


Right before sunset I’ll hop on the river cruise where I get a view of the city from the river like how traders do in the old ages and also I get to see the beautiful sunset of Singapore.

Its dinner time and I want to experience what the locals eat. So the best place to experience that is at Chomp Chomp! A place filled with hawker stalls where I get to taste all sorts of food satisfying my taste buds.

After dinner I would take a flight on the Singapore Flyer which is the world’s largest observation wheel to see the Night cityscape's of Singapore.

And to end my Singapore adventure right before midnight is to be launched up into the sky at 200km per hour to a dazzling height of 60 meters on the G-MAX and scream at the top of my lungs so Singapore would hear me.

And this is how I “Indulge in the Uniquely Singapore Experience”

"Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful!"

It was a slow moving day...
I'm at home and I have to sketch for my 101 art class.
I was feeling so uninspired.
All I could come up with is 2 bored looking cartoon animals on my sketch book
Then mom placed a canister of Pringles in front of me
and inspiration started flowing in...
Each time I ate a piece of Pringles chips the cartoons have more KRRUNCH to it!
Lets have a look at the cartoon drawings...

The Pringles adventure of PigGy and MooMOo...

On one fine day at a barn there was a pig and a cow stoning...

PigGy: Oinks... It's like a fine day... BUT I don't feel like rolling in the mud...
*piggy sighs* .......

MooMOo: Yeah tell me about it! I don't feel like chewing those green lush grass.... something ain't RIGHT!!!.....

PigGy and MooMOo stoning...

PigGy: This is "good living" But... I think we need some spice!!!

MooMOo: Mooo... *AGREES*


Anouncement: ..... Have FUN with PRINGLES!!! ....

MHoo MHoo MHoo...

PigGy: OINK!!! *yes*
MooMOo and PigGy chases the truck delivering Pringles and stops it. The driver stops the truck and MooMOo starts dancing in front of the truck diverting the driver's attention.

Driver: Clearly PRINGLES has made my mind FUNNY and has made this boring work a whole lot MORE FUN!!

MooMOo poses...


While MooMOo is behaving all goofy in front of the truck.
PigGy was behind taking the Pringles.
Out of excitement PigGy accidentally... Well...



PigGy: SOWEee... All will be good once THE PRINGLES ARE OUT! puuttss... *FARTS*
And back at the barn PigGy and MooMOo is having a KRRUNCH-ING TIME with their "good living".

Text ColorPigGy and MooMOo: "Its Krrunch Time, Get Playful!"

An uninspired day became a fun playful day, all with PRINGLES. So go get a canister or MORE! So for YOU too it'll be "It's Krrunch Time, Get Playful!"