Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

Happy Valentine's Day, My Friends!
May you find true & everlasting love.
With hugs, kisses & love from Niki

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gifts of Friendship, part 2

I'm flying a flag... a brightly color flag belonging to another country.

Showing the colors

It's a Chilean flag. Why? Well... on 21st Jan, I received a parcel from oversea. From Chile to be exact. Chile is a country in South America. Yeah, half way across the globe from me. I've a friend there, a guy whom I met in FaceBook. After some communication through MSN, we get to know more of each other. Usually, I dislike chatting on MSN, but he's quite a nice guy, a gentleman who is not crude & doesn't pester me unlike some online pests. Well... this gentleman sort of became one of my admirer & decided to send me some nice mementos from Chile. =P
So, for this entry which is dedicated to him, I'm flying the Chilean flag which is one of the items in the parcel.

Chilean Flag!

Inside that parcel, there is also a nice cap & a lovely coin purse with a big 'CHILE' on them. Inside the coin purse is a cute little pin shaped like a Chilean flag which I pinned to the cap. Love them very much! xD

Cap with pin & coin purse from Chile =D

Beside the flag, the cap, the pin & coin purse, there is also a T-shirt with many crests & pictures of Chile. It's way too big for me, but I can wear it to sleep if it gets cold. Hahahaaaa... hope he doesn't mind me doing that! =P

BIG Chilean T-shirt! xD

Other than those items above are some packages of Milo & some sweets made in Chile. I dunno why the Milo packs, but it's nice & the sweets too. Sorry, no pics coz greedy hamster me had eaten them! =P

In closing, I would like to say a BIG thank you to my Chilean friend whom is so kind to send me those wonderful gifts of friendship. Love those gifts!
Hope you have a wonderful life & wishing you all the best in everything, my dear friend!

A BIG thank you from Singapore!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sentosa Flowers 2009

28th Jan 2009 ~ Naturally, flowers will attract bees & at Sentosa resort island, there are plenty of flowers on display at the annual flower exhibits. So little bumble bee me buzzed to the flowers... actually, more like floating across by the Sky Train from VivoCity to Beach Station. xD

Sky Train

Arrived at Palawan Beach at 3pm & it's FREAKING HOT!!! Blazing sun without any breeze on a beach!?! Anyway, the bright light brings out vibrant colors of the displays. Flowers everywhere, giant flower windmills, a little rock garden & some nice displays of art created by using recycled materials.

Sentosa Flowers 2009

The Recycled Art of Biking

Went round capturing the vivd flora sight as many photographers did...

Flamboyant Glory

And of course as a photohog bumble bee... eh... Hamster! xD

Mischievous Hamster in Technicolor =P

The gorgeous displays have no trouble arresting everyone's attention.

Brilliant Pyrotechnical Blossoms

Explosive Celebration of Colors

And where there are nectar, come the busy honey bees...

Flight of the Bumble Bees

Within less than half an hour in the open, I'm drenched in sweat & the heat is killing me! Hide inside the 7-11 store to cool off for a while. It was near there that I discovered Segway for rental. S$10(US$6.60) for a 15 minute ride in an enclosed area or S$35(US$23) for a guided tour. No chance to try it as we are running out of time. Maybe next time then.

Segway Ride

We proceeded towards Imbiah Station where there are more flora displays. Up we went on a zigzag climb. Earlier, we noticed rain clouds approaching & halfway up, it started to rain! Well, at least it's cooling... =P

A zigzag uphill climb

Above the zigzag stairway is a garden with pools of fanciful color mosaic of tiles & stones. Those pools are so lovely, dazzling colors, intriguing patterns & I couldn't resist a few pics despite the drizzle. =P

Cool Motifs

Multicolor Delights

And since I'm already drenched in perspire & the rain, playful hamster me had some fun at a water fountain... =P

Flow Disruption! xD

Then it started to pour, real heavy! We ran for cover under a sheltered escalator which leaded us up to a lookout point above Imbiah Station. It rained for about an hour. When it stopped, we wandered around the place. The light were fading fast & gloomy which is lousy for flora photography. How about some pics of a different kind of flower? LOL! =P

Wild Flower Mafia Girl looking for trouble! xD

It's getting late. So we headed down to Imbiah Station for the Sky Train back to mainland. On the way, I managed to squeezed in some shots.

Red Indian Hamster with Lucky Ox Family! xD

Floral Swans, Costumed Butterfly & SunFlower

After alighting at VivoCity, we went for a dinner of my favorite food, sushi & sashimi at Sushi Tei, which completed my day wonderfully! =D

Note: More & bigger pics in my Flickr album.