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

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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!!

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