Christmas is just around the corner! :)
I have some cookies, cupcakes and a tart for orders this season. Also I’ll be sharing some Christmas bakes that I’ve found in the next few weeks! If you like to order some bakes to share with family and friends, please hop over to Dessert Tales for more details.
My last post was to announce the opening of Dessert Tales, my baking blog. It was also my last free day before I started my new temp job. I’m ending work here end of Nov; frankly I still feel like I’m on a break the 2 months I’m here. I’m not sure to call it lucky or unlucky, but ever since I came in, everything they hired me for got postponed so I’m sitting here half the time with nothing to do. I decided to end my stint here one month early, so that I can celebrate December and Christmas away (hah!).
I think my best decision this year was to quit my job and just be free for 6 months. Put a stop to all the negativity that came from work. It’s true putting distancing yourself from the unhappiness help put things into better perspective. I still miss my co-workers after I started working as a temp, and suddenly all the pain from my previous job doesn’t seem so bad. But I regret nothing taking that step to be out of the ‘chaos’ and getting some clarity in job expectations.
My friend casually commented just the other day, “after being in a few jobs, you learn that there will always be little things that annoy you in each job you’re in.”
It was something I thought about these few months – that in no matter which job we go into, there will be things that drive you crazy, and things that make you happy. If we can stop putting so much emphasis on ‘chose a job that you love and you’ll never have to work another day’, I guess everyone will be much happier. Cause even if you’re in a job you love, there will be someone or something that will make you want to pull your hair out.
With all the rest and time to think, I’m now ready to take up my next job.
But before that, December! More baking, crafting, gatherings and Christmas celebrations! :D
And just like that September has come to an end. And so is my 2 1/2 months break from work – I’m starting a temporary job from tomorrow. A little excited, a little anxious.
It’s been a good two months. I’m wisdom-toothless (with no pain!), had a good time with at various Arts Markets with Mandy and more craft ideas to play with, and managed to start Dessert Tales from scratch.
It’s not the first time I tried moving my bakes out into a new blog. The first time it didn’t quite work because I felt that my life was so much intertwined with my bakes (and food), but now I’ve a better idea of how to spilt the two. I’m still crossing my fingers, frankly, but I’ll willing to take another shot because I want a space just for my baking adventures. It’s also easier for people and myself to navigate if they want to find recipes and not get caught up with other random personal rants :P
If you like to see more of my bakes, come join me over at Dessert Tales. See you there!
A small shoutout of thanks to my good friend Dorothy too, who suggested the name way back when I started my first experimental baking blog. The name stuck around until now, and I knew it was something special ;)
So. I finally gathered my courage and arranged for an appointment with the dentist to get my wisdom tooth taken out. This is happening next Thursday, and I’m going for a minor operation to remove both teeth under local anesthesia. Hah. I’m dreading the recovery, because this means I’m going to be on a liquid diet for a while (both sides!). This reminds me of the time I had my braces on. Not looking forward to it, but it has to be done. Both my wisdom tooth are half erupted and food gets stuck between it and my last tooth, which was cause decay over time.
Now I’m praying there are no implications and a speedy recovery. I’m thankful too cause the whole thing is covered under medisave! :D Which means I don’t have to fork out a cent, in a way, which is good for income-less me at the moment.
Yesterday was also Stephen’s birthday. Happy birthday once again dear! We celebrated at Riciotti. I also made him a pandan cake – I think it’s not too shabby for a first go of the chiffon cake ;)
I’ve also finally signed up for a hosting service and domain to host my baking site. I’m thinking of moving From Cass with Love too after seeing some of the beautiful themes ;) It’ll probably take a week or two for me to figure out the technicalities. It’s actually quite interesting; brings me back to the days when I used to have a fansite of Gundam Wing on Geocities. GEOCITIES. TRIPOD. ANGELFIRE. Do they ring a bell?! So much has changed since then in terms of building websites. I’m glad I dabbled a little in websites and HTML then, cause it really helps in some way.
Let’s see what else September brings!
This is the second time Miaow & Squeak participated in an Arts Market. We plan to have more to come! :)
Look at the crowd! And this was before the crowd grew bigger later in the night. Public Garden coincided with the Singapore Night Festival this time, so many people stopped by after viewing all the night exhibitions.
The new superhero rings!
And of course our lovely Lego stuff ;)
I had fun playing around with these during the lull times :P
Our new business cards…
A few ladies trying on the accessories
One of the many kids happy and amused to see their favourite Lego toy at the booth
Mocha, cookie, and much fun for the night!
I think we both have quite a lot of fun last night! We were also next to Samantha from Bewitched, who makes lovely dessert accessories. Do check out her website!
Mandy’s inspired me to try out some accessory ideas I have in mind. Hopefully I can get some of them ready by end of September. Do stay tune ;)