Thursday, July 26, 2012

Singapore Garden Festival 2012

It was exactly 2 years ago that I wrote my very first blog post - Nature's Little Treasures @ Singapore Garden Festival 2010. Time seems to have passed so quickly. As I look back and reflect, I must admit that it has been a pretty amazing journey for me; for Gege and Meimei as well.

I have learnt to count my blessings. To be thankful and grateful for all I have. I've learnt (albeit the hard way) to let go of past relationships in all areas of my life. Most importantly, I have learnt to love myself. To live. To be - just me.

So Singapore Garden Festival 2012, in a little way, marked a new beginning for me.

Singapore Garden Festival, 7 - 15 July 2012

This year, vendors were required to be physically present throughout the entire period of the event. Perhaps it was a different mindset that I had embraced. Perhaps it was the Law of Attraction. I have never experienced such teamwork and camaradarie amongst a group of total strangers! There was a total lack of pretense and everyone was happy and just being themselves. It really felt so good :)

Nature's Little Treasures was allocated a wonderful display space. My Macaron Cookie, Vanilla Sandwich Cookie and Marshmallow Soaps were a hit! Adults and kids alike, had a really good time sniffing the soap samples and squeeshing the Marshmallow Soaps (to bits at times!!).

Nature's Little Treasures @ Singapore Garden Festival 2012

Kuddos to J and her team for a job well done on the Festival Shoppe!

It was a priviledge to be able to meet all my customers in person. Thank you for your love and support! I'm looking forward to Singapore Garden Festival 2014. See you there!

Edited on 21 Aug 2012 :-
** Vanilla Sandwich Cookie Soap is not available with effect from 21 Aug 2012 **

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

年 年 有 鱼 ! (Prosperity Koi)

I remember having huge custom made fibre-glass tanks in the house when I was little. One particular tank was so huge that GongGong would occasionally enjoy a swim in it on a super hot day ... well, everyday is super hot here in Singapore, so you get the idea. The truth was GongGong simply loved bonding with his beloved Koi fish -- more than 60 of them !

Those ugly blue tanks are gone for good now, but nuggets of memories - watching my dad swimming with his fish, handing him a towel after that, mum throwing a fit whenever the house got flooded with fish poopoo ... are gold and have a very special place in my heart.

So the very first person I showed these to was good old dad or GongGong to the kiddos. " hmm ... Kohaku ! just so that you remember, there will never be two fish with the same markings ... "

Koi Fish Soap -- Kohaku

Yes Daddy ... I still remember those fishy lessons *chuckle**

Wishing everyone  年 年 有 鱼 !  Huat ah !!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lady Jenn-Jenn is 6 !

My favourite lil dancing princess celebrated her birthday on the last day of 2011. Kiddos and I had an awesome time at the "Lady Gaga" themed party and we had a soapy alien invasion with BeepBeep Robots, Aliens in Spaceships & Rockets, Lil Monsters Bubble Wash and Bling!Bling! Lip Gloss (specially for our Lady Jenn-Jenn) in the party goodie-bags.

Yummiest lemon cake!
I have a weakness for birthday cakes ... this has got to be one of the best-tasting ones! I swear I could have eaten at least half the cake if not for my new year resolution to regain my "figure" ;P

Meimei hugged her GaGa Goodie Bag all the way home !

Meimei was happily zipping through the maze, and always obliging good old mummy with a pose. Gege met J who shares his craze for Pokemon and Beyblades. It is indeed very heart-warming to see new friendships blossoming in the new year.

A big thank you to my bestie for always being there for me and the kids; for being a part of our lives ... Happy Birthday Jenn-Jenn ! God-Mama you !

Here's wishing everyone a very happy New Year ! I know 2012 is S-U-P-E-R !!