singapore art museum

(A long overdue post.)

Q: How much fun can a girl have in an art museum?

A: A lot of fun, if you’re me.

I was so happy when we happened by this building on our walk to Orchard Road.  I just had to get in!  Happy me, they had an open house featuring Southeast Asia Contemporary Art.  Nothing can complete a trip more than a visit to such a fine museum. ♥

I do love art and history as much as I love books, though probably not as well-versed in them as much as with books.  But some things do go together.

Yes, I admit, I am geek-y.

I found this piece there

I thought: what a cool shelf!

… and it goes aaaaall the way down.

But, alas, it is only a mirror.  I looked down first so I really thought it went all the way down, but I looked up and it’s the same so, yeah, broke the illusion because you see that the top of the shelf is only up to there.  It would have been cool if this shelf was floor to ceiling, and then one could really get fooled.

I hate that I didn’t see the information regarding this piece.  I don’t know what this was called and who by.  I did think this might have been Filipino as I noticed a lot of the books are Filipino, like this above.

I was so proud.  But I was also reminded that I’m supposed to be reading Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere within the year. (Ugh!)




Speaking of Singapore, I came across these pictures while searching for images of Singapore on weheartit.  This is Elohim’s SS2010 campaign and I really love it!  The designer is Singapore-based Sabrina Goh.  I just love the classic, sensual, old world-y feel of this campaign.  There are books on the bottom picture (any excuse for a fashion post :P)!  Check out for the her entire collection.

My next post would be when I come back from Singapore.  Wish me happy, wish me safe. 🙂

almond branches in bloom

Almond Branches in Bloom, San Remy, c.1890

by Vincent Van Gogh

I finally got my newly framed Almond Branches in Bloom poster  last Wednesday and it now rests beside my books.  I’m not sure if I’m ever going to hang it.  All those Desire to Inspire home interior pictures with frames placed with studied carelessness all over the floors or on top of just about anything is really influencing me and is leading me to neglect hanging frames.  I love Van Gogh.  Getting an original is out of the question, of course; although a copy may be procured, but it still would be expensive.  Meantime, I will content myself with this.  It has the same effect anyway: it inspires me.

Isn’t it lovely? 🙂

someone like you

Adele at home performing Someone Like You

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.

Old friend why are you so shy?
It ain’t like you to hold back or hide from the lie

You’d know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summery haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

Nothing compares, no worries or cares.
Regrets and mistakes they’re memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.
I’d hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded,
That for me, it isn’t over

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you.
I wish nothing but the best for you too.
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said:
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”

lolita clutch

Natalie Portman at the Black Swan premiere.

I have no idea what the movie is about.  Nor do I care much about this particular look.

But obviously it’s the book clutch that caught my fancy.  And it’s Lolita, too.  (Yes, a wonderful reminder that I have yet to finish this one.)

The “book bags” are Olympia Le-Tan and they are wonderful.


These are “handmade with love in France”.

And please, do judge a bag by its cover! 🙂

I wonder if they make these in Pride and Prejudice.