Bird Gallery & Studio – Everyones Exhibition

Saturday, March 08, 2014 

(Note: Not the best quality photos, I apologise!)

Tonight, Yoni Shor was submitting one of his watercolour paintings, ‘Crashing Wave’ to Bird Gallery & Studio’s Everyones Exhibition.

You can click the link for more information but in summary: Everyones Exhibition is a 2 week exhibition held at Bean Cafe for local emerging artists to showcase and sell their artworks for free. No commissions are taken and there is even an opening night party for the artists and general public.

Of course, we had to stop by 🙂

Bean Cafe is located at Laneway 181 off George St



All the unique and beautiful pieces on display



Yoni’s Crashing Wave



More views of the cafe


Our friend, Beatrice Sim, also had a (gouache and ink) piece on display, Unexpected Places 


Lots of local talent, many of art pieces for sale. Would never have found this little gem without the help of friends, please drop by and check it out!

Preparations for my Grandpa’s 80th Birthday

Hello friends!

My grandpa turned 80 years old last Sunday (Nov 24)! Our entire family thought it would be appropriate to throw him a surprise party and tasks were divided up in order to get everything organised for the big day.

My responsibilities included being in charge of decorations and making a big card for everyone to sign. This is pretty hard to do when you’re on the other side of the world, with exams, and haven’t seen what the rented room looks like or how many people will be attending, etc. But no worries, the cousins united once I got back in Ottawa to get things done!

We all met up at my house on Friday, Nov 22, to work on the decor and to make the giant birthday card – which featured hand-print trees from all 13 grandchildren.

Yes, my sister flew home just for the weekend for my grandpa, yay!

Some photos of us hard at work 😛





The ooo’s and the aah’s that came after each person lifted their hand to reveal a perfect print was pretty hilarious. Who knew we had such mad skills!



Getting there!




I also decided to bake some mini cupcakes the next day – apple cinnamon with orange frosting and chocolate caramel with peanut butter frosting. Had to bake these at my cousin Janet’s house because our oven is too old and temperamental for baking.



And our family present to my Grandpa! It was decided that every family would have their own present as opposed to pitching in for one large gift. As my grandpa really enjoys trying new foods, we decided to buy an assortment of interesting goodies for him to try and share with family and friends. Some items have personal notes on them as well 😀



I’ll be posting photos of the actual birthday party soon! ^_^

Photo #295: Gift of the Day

December 19, 2012

I had a lovely visit and catch up with my ‘front-door’ neighbours today: Dinesh, Kiran and their 3 children Sahil, Khristee and Angelea (great names right?). The youngest, Angelea who’s 5 years old, took it upon herself to gift me with one of her pieces of art, which I thought was super adorable. Thanks again! ^_^


A study date at Bellissimo Coffee

October 11, 2012

Mike and I were in the area running an errand and decided to stop by Bellissimo Coffee during down time to study. What a neat little place! Although I’m not a coffee drinker, reviews on Urbanspoon certainly agree that Bellissimo deserves being the most awarded coffee of 2010 and 2011.

The shop has 2 levels. You can place your orders downstairs, check out some coffee roasting and even buy some coffee beans to take home.

We didn’t get any food but will definitely next time!

Then head upstairs where there’s plenty of room to grab a seat. Neat tables made from milk crates and coffee machines line the wall.

I’m not a coffee drinker but Michael said it was great coffee and we were both quite impressed at the latte art

Productive study date, yay!

Bellissimo on Urbanspoon

A beautiful present

As mentioned in my photo-of-the-day post earlier, Yoni was over today for an art date.

He completed this awesome painting in 1.5 hours and I received it as a gift, yay! After asking for so long, I’m happy to have one of his pieces to display in our home – thanks Yoni!

Finished product 😀


Procrastinating… as usual -_-‘

I have 2 exams this Saturday: Clinical Science and Ethics & Professional Practice.

Am I ready yet? No.

Will I be ready? Maybe!

But as usual, I’m taking many breaks to go on (what Michael likes to call) YouTube Adventures!

Join me for a smile as I procrastinate!

Medical Terminology Concerto
(Not everyone will find this amusing as I do…)

2 Hamsters 1 Wheel
(Mike laughed so hard, he cried – for real)

Sugar Painting: Chinese Dragon
(Such a low cost business and so good! I wish I had such a talent!)

and because one video is never enough

Painting on Water
(Reminds me of doing marble nails if anyone has ever done that before)

Flexipan Small Cakes
(I really really want these pans now…)

Funny Japanese Pranks
(Because they never fail to make me laugh)

Gangnam Style!
(Come on… don’t tell me you haven’t seen this yet? :P)

Photo #108: Quilling Wall Hanging

June 15, 2012

A section of my Yen Luong Quilling Wall Hanging

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of thin strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.