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ooooohh paper market la la la


I don’t know what’s wrong with the Strange Tea & me.

I — have absolutely zero self control when i go into stationary shops. I think it’s chronic. I enjoy feeling that way though. Today i blew some dosh in.. well, you guessed it: Paper Market. This is wrong, you know.

Absolutely wrong.



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Lookie what i brought home!

It started out as only one of the drawer only. I swear i just wanted to buy one.. just to keep my stamp collection in. (oh my god. you wont believe this. I can officially call it a collection.. It’s growing now! i didn’t take a pic of all of them together, bah, i totally forgot, was too busy arranging & re-arranging stuff to put in my glorious new.. eeeekk!! so fab, cant stand it.)

I love the drawer because it reminds me of the old library card catalog cabinets.. I *LOVE* those.. completely obsessed.. and when i saw this (‘these’, rather..) i knew i had to have at least one. And then i will label it and everything…

The ST had become a member of Paper Market (it benefits me as well, obviously) the last time we went there.. so I knew i would get discount(s).. Actually i only picked up a few rubber stamps..





‘A few’ rubber stamps.. but i ended up with.. that. A few should be just one pair.. (they came in pairs). It shouldn’t have even BEEN ‘A few’. It should’ve been just ONE! Which was the ‘mail’ stamp which i picked FIRST.


But i started obsessing over the others..i Knew i needed them. I knew they’d be extremely gorgeous as borders for some pretty stiff paper, yellowed page journals.. the works. They’d be great for handmade cards, or letter-writing. I mean just freaking look at them!


On the right, you’re looking at a beautiful Rolex/royal green ink pad.. It’s the most stunning colour i have ever seen. I love that green.. I will get a gold ink pad to go with that green.The picture of course doesn’t do any justice. It’s hopeless, i can’t explain it to you. I guess you’ll just have to come round and i show you… on second thoughts..


Look at the polka dotted one! Oh shite. forgot to take a pic of it already stamped on paper. TSK. but it’s soooo prreeeedy!


The roses one is so pretty too.. and i expecially LOVED the stripes one.



This is to fit in with my mail stamp set.. goes so bloody well together don’t they? the wooden drawer, the rubber stamps, the metal case..

So anyway, how i ended up buying ALL of their stock of drawers is because it was on 40%! SHITTY. I did want all but don’t be ridiculous.. do you know how much i’d be paying if it were regular priced? Not until i was at the counter paying until the lady said it’s 40% & she was psycho-ing me to get one more.. or all.. and i was just like.. “can i have them all? both the small ones.. and the big one too..”

I mean I NEED THESE DRAWERS. who doesn’t ?!



And then i also got this vintage mail stamp-like stickers! so cute. HAD to have them.

So happy..

but i should be saving money. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Is there some way i can make more money doing these things? tsk.

OOOOOh.. Adventure Cove on sunday! so excited… whee!



Blue cheeses, Travel tickets & a very good morning.

Recently a certain family member has been lamenting about my recent blogs. Notย  funnily, the Strange Tea has kept pushing me to find online webinars andย  classes to find some variety for myself and maybe learn something, maybe get some travel in my blood, even if it’s just to Malaysia. She’s been really dogged about it actually.. and i’m starting to think that maybe i should. God forbid i keep blogging about all my purchases and freakin lobotomies for the rest of my life.

Oh well. Trouble is, what should i write about? and what kind of courses should i take?

Ok just a short Newsflash: my little furry friend just developed what looks like conjunctivitis and i’m really sad for him. I mean i can totally imagine how he feels, seeing as i, unfortunately, actually came down with the same thing just last year and i can only remember the deep gloom that i just couldn’t shake off.

Hopefully, he’s not feeling that way.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ he’s a good boy. But anyway! Lets just hope he recovers soon. I’ve been cleaning it..and if it just seems too much i’m just going to send him over to the vet, who’s going to charge me additional $50 per minute just for breathing in their premises (i dunno, but are vets overseas as expensive as it is here? goddamn.) I mean not that i’m trying to scrimp on his health, i mean he isย  as sentient as i am.. or probably more so.. (umm..) and i totally do get that i shouldn’t leave things the last minute.. and i’m not. I promise, that between my perpetual hair fall (Tigermum has kept on preaching at me about this ad she hears on the radio, about Vitane or something it’s called and she keeps quoting those people who come on the show to talk about how good it is. She was at it last year, she’s still at it this year) and Owinge’s health, he will come first.

I will go happily bald with a happy Owinge. That’s my priority.

I have been going on about this for quite a bit haven’t i? Can add it to my depressing list of things i’ve blogged about.

Well. Since i am a boring old fart, i am going to continue postingย  things i have purchased today! well, maybe later..

Ahhhhctually, this morning the ST and i went for breakfast at mcdonalds. Or rather, I went for breakfast while she just sat there looking judgmental and critical of me. Her expression saying “howย  could you be eating coronary-inducing junk?? here i am, i’ll just have a mochachinno shall i, and smirk at you quietly.” The mochachinno looked bloody good.. but i’m not a coffee person. The only coffees I tolerate are at Ms. Manis’, another member of the loony family.

Then we went to catch Warm Bodies in the cinema! I *LOVE* this movie sooooooo sooooooo SOOOOOOO much!!!!!! i feel like crying. Oh god. It’s so good. Not that it makes you cry, actually it depends if you want to cry or not. But it’s SOOO cute and witty!!! damn good script.. and ST and i kept on chortling rather loudly. Was it just me or did the other audience not laugh? DO YOU GUYS NOT GET HOW FUNNY IT IS?! JEEZ. Go buy some humour oh-kay.

Bottomline, its a MUST WATCH. its so cute and sweet. It gave me such a good feeling.. and i really want to watch it again. So maybe i’ll drag the unsuspecting soul (that is Mr. Softie a.k.a The Boy) soon.


ST’s mochachinno..



Oh look! i’m feeling gourmet and actually bought some nice blue cheese. Not having tried them before, i hardly know what to expect. I’m just really fascinated when i read some chick lit novels and they talk about cheese tastings.. i thought it’s so ‘high society’ and classy. Anyway, their descriptions of the cheeses were often so attractive i can’t help wanting to know more of them and taste them where i can.


Well, i’ve tasted it and it certainly is very.. interesting? It’s cheese andย  smells quite pungent than our normal cheddar (thank god it’s no goat’s cheese.. that one scarred me for life). I could say it’s quite nice but to be honest, it’s too much and too creamy.. i guess i’m not used to it. But it’s interesting! And i am going to go even deeper into this cheese world.


I guess i should’ve gone out to buy some plain crackers or whatever the heck some people pair to go with this interesting cheese (i definitely will go buy something for this) and i’ve just read up this website (link will open to a new window, dont worry).. and the pairings are crazy and unending! SO FUN! Go ahead and take a look! Tell me if you wanna have your own cheese tasting! i would so *love* to read about it… or hear of it, if you must.


And lookie what beauties i lugged home with.. ^^ All ST’s fault!! I LOVE PAPER MARKET! It’s such a ridiculous shop! I want everything.. all of it. GIMME. This up here, is actually a tape dispenser/cutter.. I am VERY fascinated by mail am i not.. this is obviously the design i’d go nuts for. It’s so sturdy and its made of wood.. it looks better in real life. i promise.


I got the old school travel tickets tape to go with it. I want them for my new journal i bought from FrancFranc the other day. I’m gonna have that decorated and maybe themed with travel/mail.


These are cute sticky notes! They are also ridiculous…

Ridiculously cute.. And i’m going crazier about them by the minute!


Just testing how it’d look like when i cut them, and that.. is my FrancFranc notebook.. although you can’t really tell.. the paper is amazing. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G i tell ya. It’s timelessly plain, fairly thin paper but not too flimsy and brown. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE BROWN PAPER??? DO YOU?

i’m telling you now ok.


Closer shot of my adorable travel ticket & boarding pass stickies..


Just look at that .. *hyperventilates*


ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS for all of these.

In fact, i’m going to look out for MORE.

Just tell me if you see any ok? i’ll be there like a bullet.

That’s all.

What a perfect day..

OH! and before you go, please submit your votes for the poll below? I would REALLY appreciate the heck out of your compliance your opinions (you’ll be helping me a LOT).. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

big hugs!