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Anti:dote Afternoon Tea Review: Mother's Day 2016

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Traversing the world of plants with your beloved

I've been taking an intermittent hiatus from my blog— the initial reason was drowning in my final-year project... but after stepping back, I realised that there were so many things I want to do and have unfortunately been procrastinating. Building a terrarium was one of the items in my bucket list BECAUSE it amazes me how life can sustain itself without little care. Le BF did not think that way so I dragged him to build a terrarium from scratch, with the help of YouTube videos and supplies from Masons Home Decor. Read on to find out how you can get a great Terrarium deal exclusive to @littletinysun readers :)

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Overview of terrarium flatly
We got the A-Grade Terrarium Kit (worth $159.90). It may sound hefty at first but a premium terrarium workshop would have cost double the price in Singapore. It came with the following items:
  • Welcome Note
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • 1 Set of Shovels
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • 1 Bag of Activated Charcoal
  • 3 Assorted Bags of Decorative Pebbles
  • 9 Assorted Succulents
  • 2 Big Glass Jars
  • 1 Bag of Premium Terrarium Mix (Soil)
Taadahh! Here's how it looks like (Source:

You can't imagine the joy I've had when a HUMONGOUS box arrived at my house. I was like, "Uhhh are you sure this is mine?" to the delivery guy. Well well well, it was one of the most memorable moments..... so I called the guy to come over to my house for some terrarium building and it is really a lot harder than I imagined.

mason home decor

We made a beautiful mess out of our creation!

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how to make a terrarium
Look at the tiny weeny pot of life! It's so thorny yet so cute.

terrarium workshop review singapore

I wanted to document the process of how to make a terrarium but it was really challenging. We had to playback multiple videos. The step-by-step instructions given by Mason Home Decor was pretty basic, so there were a lot of questions such as 'how much pebbles should I put' etc.

terrarium plant succulent singapore
The soil does not separate itself from the plant
Apparently, each succulent has a name and they have different surviving capabilities. I know that because I left the succulents at a dark spot for several days and one started wilting.. I shifted that particular plant to the sun and oh gosh it REVIVED!

DIY terrarium singapore

DIY terrarium singapore

how to make your own terrarium singapore couple activity

how to make your own terrarium singapore couple activity

I'm not sure how long it took us - probably about 1-3 hours? We had a lot of fun trying to make the succulent stand on its own... I guess there's something magical about having the opportunity to work with your partner— to work as a team! 

how to make your own terrarium singapore couple activity

So I just saw that Masons Home Decor had a wide variety of DIY Terrariums as well.

how to make your own terrarium singapore couple activity

When I get my own home, I'll definitely add these items man. They make every home a living sanctuary.

Cividale Concrete Pot with Succulent — S$21.90

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I mean - you don't have to water these plants regularly and they stand strong on its own. These succulents really give me a lot of motivation .. they are like the 'never-say-die' kinda plant. My favourite is the Cividale. So cute, like green fat french fries!

So I asked le BF what he thought of the experience, and here's what he said:

"I initially didn't think that it'd be fun but seeing how we can work together was so much fun!"


Now... the moment we've all been waiting for!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

5 differences between Singapore's and Bangkok's ARTBOX

Did you know that Artbox was actually inspired by the shipping containers after the massive earthquake in Christchurch? The Kiwis made use of shipping containers as makeshift shops— and this has formed the 'Artbox' concept in Bangkok. It was so 'ingenious' that Haoming Lee, created a company solely for Artbox Asia. The event however, drew much flak in Singapore because of the overwhelming crowd. Here are 5 differences between Artbox Bangkok and Singapore. Also, don't miss out the secret corner to enjoy your food and drink + some tips for a great experience in ARTBOX Singapore!

Artbox Bangkok skyline

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Adeva Spa - Paragon Massage Review

Hidden in a corner of Paragon, ADEVA Spa is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. My partner and I decided to check this place out right after our vacation — we literally brought our luggages after touching down in Singapore. The place was so serene with minimalistic yet functional furniture. I also saw celebrity blogger @Jemmawei with her boyfriend trying out their services— she looks really gorgeous in real life! Read till the end to find out how you can enjoy an online exclusive for couple spa (worth $727.60).

ADEVA Spa Paragon Review
Adele Spa Review

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

How to overcome quarter-life crisis in your 20s

Hello guys! It's been donkey years since I've last wrote about something reflective. I don't know about you - but I used to feel quite lost on what to do (you see, I wanted to do everything). Your 20s set the stage for milestones — it is the time when you graduate from your school, kickstart your career, meet new friends and colleagues, tie the knot and perhaps even have a baby! As I've just transited from the early stages of the 20s, I think it'd be a lot easier if there was some sort of guidance before embarking on this journey. Whether you're looking for your first job or kickstarting your first startup, I hope this would be helpful to redirect your thoughts and live a purpose-led life!

1. Your personal values

A person's character is the cornerstone of someone's life. I've heard many speeches from great man (Ministers, thought leaders etc), and they ALWAYS have a quote that they hold on to. One of my relatives is pretty successful in his career (think global hunt for his talent) and he reads a short devotional (i.e. a motivational piece) before kickstarting this day. His attention span would not last beyond 4 sentences but he will hold onto whatever value that has been instilled into him! Trust me - you'll deal with matters a whole lot differently when you meditate on values :)

2. A good match with your potential employer

Here's my personal career 'shopping basket' - which is made up of a whole lot of items that I'll feel happy with. Ask a lot of questions about the company you're going into— otherwise you'll be wasting the company's resources and your own time. Every one has their own different priorities - some people can't take it when they take more than 30 minutes to go to work, but some people are okay with travelling for 1.5 hours if the company is good.

3. Money vs time

Would you rather be a strong oak tree that takes hundreds of years to grow, or a small plant which sprouts beautiful flowers for people to fancy? There is no easy answer to work-life balance or money-time issues. One of my friends got into a job where she earns 5 digits a month— but here's the catch, her working hours are extremely irregular and she is usually on-call during the weekends. Imagine going out with your partner and saying, "Sorry - I've got to catch this appointment... hope you understand...". It's really common to define success as monetary incentives, but always consider the tradeoffs .

4. Trends of the future

Consider this: do you think that the skills you've learned in your new job would be relevant in 5 - 10 years time? Technology is so rampant these days that it wouldn't be surprising if all the vehicles would no longer need drivers.

5. Consider your (future) loved ones

Do you have plans to migrate overseas or create a startup that would give you no income for several months/years? I feel like there were a lot of added responsibilities after coming out to work - paying bills, feeling the pressure to settle down (your colleagues / friends will ask lots of questions :P), planning a budget and more.

6. Is satisfaction good enough?

I like open, working spaces - but one of my friends lamented that this means no privacy for him. I think the question that makes me feel the most rewarded is, "Are you at peace?" Life is really short, so if we did something that we don't want to (but did it because others tell us to, or that we were pressured to do so),

Ending off with my favourite verse from the Word :)

"So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God." Ecclesiastes 2:24 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Introducing the all-new ehbuzz —a community of local foodies!

Another resourceful portal has been developed and recently launched on our sunny shores — is a website where contributors are able to share their food photos and introduce the latest food outlets! There is both a desktop and mobile interface which makes surfing convenient and easy! Since we're mostly on-the-go, let's review how the mobile version works.

Using ehbuzz may be quite challenging initially on the desktop version as you would have to explore the various functions before finally knowing what each tool is for. One of my favourite features is to discover other foodies, known as 'Gourmet Hunters' in the app. Do you see any of your favourite instagrammers/bloggers here? :)

To introduce an outlet, simply click on the menu button at the top right (it's the same for desktop) and click introduce! You'll only need to fill in the name, address, photo, price range and tags. There is no need to rate at all! There is also another function for buzzing (I.e rate a shop) but that's about it.

Here's a screenshot of my intro for Muddy Murphy's, an Irish bar in triple one somerset!

The mobile web version also allows you to follow other hunters and functions in the same way as the web version. 

While ehbuzz is still relatively new, it does have a lot of potential to build a community of like-minded foodies in Singapore! I hope they'll publish an app soon!

Friday, January 20, 2017

If you love loud music, you'll love BQ BAR

Raise your voices, I mean glasses, to Dharma's Kebabs at BQ Bar. The website of this place proclaims that they're an 'unpretentious and lively waterfront bar' at Clarke Quay. This got me questioning— what is 'unpretentious'? Does it refer to unfriendly, cold staff or music so loud that you can hardly hold any conversation with your partner? Read till the end to find out how you can get their 1-for-1 mains in Singapore.

BQ Bar interior