Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Cool Trolleybags from Lufthansa Miles and More Catalog!

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The new Lufthansa Catalog is out and I could not be more excited! Due to hubby being made to carry my handluggage in the recent Stockholm trip to/fro from Airport and in between - and my luggage bag is, well ... without the roller kind :-), hubby agreed to use some of his Lufthansa Mileage points to claim any of the following for me!

The first one I fell in love with is Mini Trolley (179 Euro or 46,000 Miles) from Mini Cooper! Damnnn cool but its kinda big as a handluggage. Since the airports here have strict regulation, there´s no point getting them and seeing them collect dust, right? I kinda like this Italian Business Trolley call Piquadro but elkkk ... 249 Euro or 64,000 Miles leh. Can almost fly back to Asia, I think.

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Hubby suggested me to get the Wenger Laptroptrolley Patriot (179 Euro/46,000 Miles) since I am such a Swiss Logo fan :-) I kinda like this one too but the compartments inside seems more suitable for a businessman. And than, I spotted a super cuteeee Samsonite Solana Businessbag (170 Euro / 44,000 Miles). Not bad at all! And it is the reputable Samsonite, which me and hubby both had been using independently and are fairly happy with its quality.

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Than, there is THIS special Lufthansa AdventureLine edition which is ohhhh sooo practical :-) Combining both the trolley bag, and a handcarry, what I loveeee about it is abling to zip both of them up to combine them as one! What a genious design! Besides, its only 109 Euro or 29,000 Miles to claim.

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Or should I get the Knomo Trolley so that hubby will lay his hands off???!!! Haha.

But hmmmm ... 249 Euro or 64,000 Miles is a bit too much isn´t it?

Three Times A Week ...

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Eversince going downstairs to babysit my FIL while my MIL go pick up groceries
and tend to the family´s grave, I have been piling up the pounds with these ...

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yum yum ...

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Bagels, Beans and A Lil Shopping ...

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It feels good to be back after a week in hiatus :-) Well ...nothing eventful happened (haha) except that the computer was kaputt. AGAIN!!! (sigh). As I am writing this, the CPU sounds dreadful still, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that our repair damage will at least last us another 3 months. Otherwise ... urggg. Actually (cheeky grin) ... we have our eyes set on a MacBook should this PC fail us again already! And, andddd ... we are thinking of getting our home wirelessly connected too should this PC give way ... soooo, am I devilish to pray for this PC to go kaputt soon??? Haha! So anywayyy .... hubby was away with his buddies to some beer factory trip last night and will only be back tomorrow (roll eyes), and I was left, HOME ALONE (sob, sob). BUT it is all not that bad la (cheeky grin) coz I went shopping today! And it sure feels good to shop without anyone waiting for you, isn´t it??? AND the better news is, I received 50% refund from my German Integration Course yesterday for having passed the Exam and you know how it is, the rest is histroy! Although I did not buy anything major like last weekend where we splurged on a 139 Euro Map in Ikea! Plus many other things that costed us few hundred Euro more damage ... my lil shopping trip was nonetheless an exhilirating day for me as I feeled fulfilled. I started off the day with TWO portions of Battered Cod Fish at Netherland´s famed seafood stand. It was fresh, and good! After filling up the tummy, I surveyed some shops for needed supply for my upcoming lil business venture. And than .... it is shopping time!!!

Take a look at what I bought :-)

LOTS OF SMALL, SMALL STUFF!

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I picked some stuff from Hema. It is one of my favourite place to stop by whenever I am in Netherland as it has everything a household needs under one roof. I love picking things up there coz not only are their things cheerful, it is not expensive too. For example these Petit Fours (4.00 Euro). Ain´t it cute and colourful? The checked photo album with buttons (showned partially above) is for my lil project and cost me no more than 7.50 Euro.

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I also picked up three (3) packets of Ranunculus, Tulips and Allium Flower Bulbs (onion looking thingy) thinking it was a bargain at 2.99 Euro per packet. But later found out that the market were selling 4 packets for 5 Euro! Grrrrrr ... but did not hesitate to get more for Mama Else :-)

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One of the favourte lil stuff I picked up are these! Some Monkeys face clip on to personalised your keys! Cool eh :-) Found them in Bijenkorf Departmental Store.

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I will without fail visit Mr. Siew´s Asian Store everytime I am in Enschede. This time round, I only manage to pick up some Fresh Tofu (not showned here coz I don´t want to wet my bedsheet!), Bittergourd (woOT!), Nori Sheets (cheaper here), Konnyaku Powder and Ham Yue (Salted Fish) but get this ... not just any ordinary salted fish but Salted Cod Fish! Haha!

Showned here too, is a kilo or more of Holland´s famous cheese. I picked Mild Leedamer this time round it was going for a bargain of 5.80 Euro per kilo! But boyyy ... carting back 2 kilos of these cheeses along with the other stuffs is not a joke.

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My shopping spree started around 10am and was supposed to end around 1.55pm. I wanted to get back early as I had promised Mama Else that I would join her for coffee. BUT as how it turned out ... I missed the train by 5 minutes.

And so, with one hour more to burn before the next scheduled train, I hit the nearest cafe for a drink. Ordered an Ice Coffee but was surprise to find out that this is no ordinary coffee! This coffee is so KAU, that I would just call them Espresso Ice Coffee, okay? Its really good, btw ... thick, and wicked, and totally unexpected.

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Oh well .. might as well grab a bite since I am here eh. And sooo, I chose an Olive Bagel with Caprese filling since this is after all A Bagel House. But ... hmmmm, I found the bagel too hard.

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Somehow, I still prefer the soft, milky Breadtalk Buns from back home :-(

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Ahaus Kirmes 2009

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It is time of the year again for the annual Ahaus Kirmes aka Funfair :-) Held between 11th -14th September this year, it was nothing short of spectacular for children and adults to enjoy and marvel at the rides, do a little shopping and grab a bite.

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The first thing we did was hit the food stalls. There are LOTS ot choose from, from pizzas, burgers, fried noodles, fries, crepes, braised mushroom etc. But I knew exactly what I wanted. I recall eating a delicious portion of Schweinbraten aka Grilled Pork with yummiest mushroom sauce last Kirmes hence I went searching for the exact same stall soon after.
Click here and here for last years.

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My sausage man (hub lah) had a super longgg wurst from this stall.

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Instead of just going there to eat and shop, I did something extra this year! Me and the girls (stammtisch) took a Ghost Train ride last friday ... (thanks to Silvia whom instructed everyone to get on the train :-) It was fun and we got ourselves all wet too ... Haha! Not as what you think! It was part of the ride where sprinkles of water greeted us when we are about to finish.

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They remove the Big Wheels this year and replaced them with this Octopus Looking Ride. It really look scary to me just by looking at it! The 3 hands did not only turn its wheel, so does the individual hand itself making 360 degree turn at the same time! Pukey, pukeyyy game.

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Before someone cup my eyes. and to find out that my party kaki is back from Peru after months of hideous, I manage to try my luck at these ...
Not sure what its called. Basically, all I had to do is buy some coupons and find a city/country match to grab any of the hugeeee soft toy displayed on stage. I started off with 5 Euro for 25 coupons but no luck. Topped up again with another 2 Euro for 10 coupons and again, no luck. By than, we had about 15 small prizes and decided to come back later. Perhaps, the next batch of fresh coupon in the box would be better. But another 2 Euro top up by hubby only got us that far.

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Time to change for a small prizeee ... and guess what I chose? (scroll down ... to find out!)
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Superrrr Cuteeeee leh :-) Pretty good quality too and now sitting happily next to me as I am typing this.

Garden time! Since summer is over, and temperature is dropping really fast ... I took the opportunity to pluck some blooms for the house. The apples from one of our apple plant is ripe. So harvest time it is. We are now waiting for the biggg apple tree´s turn coz there´s more than 50 up there!

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Oh oh ... I thought I´d post them here. These are the cards I´ve bought from Stockholm to expand my inspiration board collection. And guess what? I found a hugeee box of OLD postcard collection from hubby too! Hidden in one of the grandma cupboards lol

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Friday, 4 September 2009

Will be Away ...

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As much as I love blogging and getting connected everyday, it is time again to take a break to sniff some Nordic air for inspiration. This time round, we are heading to the lovely, elegant city of Stockholm! We will be back next Wednesday.

Har en stor helgen! (Have a great weekend!)

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Shop, Shop, Shop ...

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Oh my. I was out on a shopping spree again this week. First, I picked up a leather handbag from Tschibo which I don´t need at all as I have dozens sitting on top of my wardrobe. Last week, I bought a ballerina from Ebay, and have to resort to storing them elsewhere as my shoe rack was totally FILLED UP! Than yesterday, I went on a spree. I picked up lots of knick-knacks for our home and the ones in photo here are just half of what I got :-) but these are my favourite clutter so I though I´d take a photo of it to show you. But really ... don´t you think they are sooo adorable? As you can see, I am currently into colours and floral print but nothing too loud. Just subtle enough to make an impact and it was just soooo irresistable when I spot them in the store.

I absolutely loveee the two Wall Stickers from Tedi, a discounter store and this, my friend cost me 3.00 Euro each only! I have been eyeing Wall Stickers for a while and most that I´ve come across are 4 - 5 times more than what I paid. I hope the glue on the sticker is good though but what the heck. If its bad, just get a new, fresh design. Haha. My shopping philosophy. The other thing I really love is the Branch Decorative piece which I plan to double up as accessories holder. Also priced at 3.00 Euro, I though it was such a steal :-) Oh woman ... don´t we just love a good bargain! And since I will be starting up something - ahem, a small, teeny, weeny business actually but details to be revealed when finalised, okay?, so I or rather we need a planner to jot down information when seeing customer. Very important. The planner´s lime green colour is totally fresh and funky, and ... again, I loveee it. This is another 3.00 Euro pick from Tedi. I than stumbled upon this lovely brown/white/cream colour serviette just before check out counter and stuffed them straight into my shopping bag! Haha. Its only 1Euro and we need replenishment anyway. The ones we use at home are plain coloured and oh, so boring so .. and I guess it is time to inject some print. Me thinking. And check out the wrappnig paper. Can you believe it that the stores are already selling some Christmas decorative items? Gosh! So, there goes. Its a need, not a want.

And then this weekend .... in Kronors! woOT!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Easy Does It ...

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I had these ...

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BUT what I am missing more is ...

THIS.

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