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Apr-18-12

Buying for the Fellas

posted by constance

How many of you out there know what kind of present to get for the men on special occasions. Okay, so if it is for someone close, like… your boyfriend or spouse. A shaver, a pen, a tie or a mug? Hmmm… too casual? Oh how about underwear? Okay, that would be too kinky.. but, that also depends what kind of underwear you are getting… are you getting for basic use or for that special evening.. and that also depends if you have just gotten married or have been the wedded couple for like tenths of years already..

But frankly.. what do men prefer to have for presents… do you think they prefer something practical or they still like to be ‘wooed’ like the newly wedded couple.. Women friends I know buys their partners ties, tie pins, mugs, towels, boring boring stuffs. One even got him a coffee machine.. maybe that should be something the men can buy themselves, for the household… For the more affordable women, they probably get custom made golf equipments, a car (shocking but yes..), or maybe to hint the spouse about the untidy garden why not get one of those handy reel lawn mowers so that your men can help mow all that overgrowing grass out there… However, I think in this day and age, I think many are getting their spouse, the smartphones, tablets and other gadgets like gps or a spa package.. What about you..

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Apr-3-12

Retro furnishing

posted by constance

I must admit that I like retro styles so much that once I collected many stuffs along the way. Or should I say, hoarding is my hobby. Chocolate or cookie boxes, old bottles in that age, cloths, rattan chairs, vinyl mats and even bought switch plate covers of that era from the old man on the street plying second hand used goods. I’ve got a nice lamp with a retro shade and I hope to build up my collection and turn my home into a retro home! No shiny spanky new apartment for me, but maybe one of those old walk up apartments would be a nice touch to making it even more real! Now would pastel blue be a nice colour for the theme?

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Apr-3-12

If I could live on a vehicle

posted by constance

I really would like to live in a mobile home. Yes I do. I do not really need a big house with a big garden all around if I had a mobile home. Like those caravan homes. Or what some people call it the rc trucks. Everything you need is in there, a bed, a kitchen, your fridge, yes everything including the kitchen sink. I can go anywhere and do not need to pack a large heavy luggage and hours of driving is no problem since one can just pull up and park at some shady spots for a quick rest or forty winks.

However, the thing is, you won’t get to see such luxury trucks in Singapore. Parking space is so limited and expensive so rc trucks is out of the question. Here we need to live in high rise homes building up because of the shortage of land. Homes are expensive but I suppose if you live within your means, chances are one can always find a home within his or her budget…

So the next possible thing would be to live on a boat? Oh well, small island so not much place to dock your boat… How?

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Apr-3-12

Bigger Mailbox for Bigger Mail

posted by constance

I need to change my mailbox. Well, it’s too small, definitely too small. If I were to receive any mails of A4 size and bigger, it won’t fit into my mailbox. The postman will need to ring my doorbell to deliver it or he sometimes just balance it on the door handle, something I absolutely dislike. What if my mails get stolen? So, the only thing to do is, to get a bigger mailbox for my mails. I would very much like to get one with a special ‘circular’ container for newspapers as well. It is not easy to get one so perhaps I should specifically get one custom made according to the size I want. But it is not easy to find a store that sells customized mailbox and specially designed mailbox plaques to go along. I wonder if there are large ones on sale online and if they do delivery halfway across the world?

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