Sweet sweet smells

Be Mesmerised and Intrigued by the Perfumes Personally Concocted by a Professional Perfume Maker in Singapore

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The other day, I was exploring Arab Street with a friend, and she decided to introduce me to her friend’s shop. It’s called, “Sifr Aromatics,” and it’s located at 42 Arab Street. Sifr Aromatics – a fragrant place to be Sifr Aromatics is a perfumery. Well, that’s a word you don’t see everyday. Let me explain. It’s a perfume shop. …

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Chinese Islamic Calligraphy

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Every year, during Ramadan (the Islamic period of fasting), there will be a huge bazaar (Pasar Ramadan) set up around the Geylang Serai area, around Paya Lebar MRT station. I’m told that this year is the largest bazaar ever. In the huge tent just in front of the SingPost building (there are several huge tents all over the area), I …

Daiso Fountain Pen

Daiso Fountain Pen

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I finally got a hold of the famous yet almost-impossible-to-find Daiso fountain pen! The reason why this pen is so difficult to find is because many pen enthusiasts have bought so many of these pens that stocks of this pen are cleared regularly in a very short span of time. By the time you see reports of sightings of this …

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Hero Fountain Pen Ink

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I was recently introduced to the Hero fountain pen ink, and I must say, I was very impressed! Hero is a huge stationery brand in China. Don’t let the “Made in China” label fool you. Many of their pens are actually very nice to write with even though it’s just a few dollars! This is the one brand where a …

What the fish?!

Two Odd Sightings in Town

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Yesterday, I took a walk around town and spotted two very odd sightings very near to each other. First, there’s a dead fish on the road! What the fish?!   It’s a real fish! A real fish that doesn’t look very excited if you look at its face. For reasons beyond me, it was just lying there, literally, a fish out …

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My Very Own DIY Midori Notebook

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Over the past 1+ year, I’ve been using a faux leather notebook. Unfortunately, in the recent weeks, some of its parts started to disintegrate. Though, as a whole, the notebook was not usable, the faux leather was still in pretty good condition. It would be a waste to throw it away. While searching for a replacement notebook, I learnt about the …

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Learn Singaporean Chinese Dialects!

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The other day, I visited the library and found these books: They are locally made by a group known as Sibey Nostalgic (http://www.facebook.com/sibeynostalgic). Each book will teach you 52 basic words in Singaporean Hokkien, Cantonese, or Teochew (apparently, there’s also a Hainanese edition, but the library didn’t have it). I specifically mentioned “Singaporean,” because many of these dialect words are …