Friday, 31 December 2010

hopes and dreams

Fried vermicelli and curry chicken, coffee

Happy New Year my dearest friends! May the new year be filled with hopes and dreams and wonderful new experiences.

Thursday, 30 December 2010


Double cheeseburger, apple pie, fries, coffee

i have some new plans coming up for 2011 and is pretty excited about it. Will share them once its finalised :-)

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

we love jap pancakes

Japanese pancake with red bean and chocolate flavour, coffee

Bought pancakes for my niece and mum. My niece insisted on having the ‘fish’, she doesn’t care about the flavour at all.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010


Fried sticky cake with sweet potato, coffee

First Woody, then Dotty, such predicated names for my plates :-)

Monday, 27 December 2010

Saturday, 25 December 2010

merry christmas ♥

Walnut bread with margarine, coffee

These bread are for the Christmas dinner tonight, but they’re so good i can’t wait :-p

Friday, 24 December 2010

3 p.m. breaks calendar

Wholemeal bread with strawberry jam (again), coffee

3 p.m. breaks calendar for 2011 is available here :-)
To all my dearest friends, have a great Christmas and Happy New Year! xx


Wholemeal toast with strawberry jam, coffee

Mad rush everyday... didn’t even have time to upload this break from yesterday’s. i’m so tempted to work through tonight even though it’s Christmas eve. Stop me from working please, someone!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

red and green

Mini chinese sponge cake, persimmon, kiwi, coffee

Ignore everything on the table except for the plate of kiwi, don’t you think it feels christmasy? The magical combination of red and green :-)

Arrrrgh! i’m reflected in the metal spoon AGAIN!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

happy shopping!

Fried Korean vegetarian vermicelli, banana, coffee

Printed some ‘happy shopping!’ stickers to be used for my etsy shop packaging... Can’t wait to share more updates on my shop. *Max excited*

Sunday, 19 December 2010

busy bee

Green bean and sweet potato soup

i’m feeling like a busy bee these few weeks... all for my etsy shop of course :-)
There are so much researching and preparation work for every idea, i ended up spending a lot more time running around town (and on the internet) than on producing the work itself. But... i’m also enjoying every minute of it. Come visit!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

bright & cheery

Cherries toast with margarine, persimmon, coffee

It might sound strange... but persimmon is one of my favourite fruits. Haven’t heard anyone who like it too, do you?

Friday, 17 December 2010

not just hands

(for me) Ham & cheese bread, persimmon, coffee
(for her) Orange sponge cake, green bean paste cookie, milo

After about two years, my niece (not just her hands) managed to sneak into my pictures after all :-)

Thursday, 16 December 2010

not all are mine

Double cheeseburger, fries, apple pie, coffee

i didn’t eat them all! Just in case you thought i do :-p

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

why is this so yummy!

Instant noodle with egg and a piece of leftover otah from lunch, coffee

Looking through my previous posts, i realised that i have to control having instant noodle for breaks... the intake frequency is too short. Scary! i guess the only consolation is i don’t usually finish a pack by myself, and for this i take it that only half of the unhealthiness is being consumed :-)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

golden or green

Chocolate swiss roll, kiwi, coffee

The label on the kiwi pack says golden kiwi, yet the flesh looks quite greenish. So is this golden or green kiwi?

Monday, 13 December 2010

piping hot

Fried sticky cake with sweet potato, coffee

Drenched from head to toe this morning from the suddenly downpour, and i had to say it was rather fun. Haven’t been acting crazy for such a long time :-p

Sunday, 12 December 2010

just coffee

coffee (one of the rare days that i don’t feel hungry at all!)

Coffee and this photo of padi field reminds me of how much i missed my regular coffee during my 10 days stay in China. It was a rather last minute decision to go on the trip and i didn’t have time to stock up enough coffee to bring along. Little that i know that it was almost impossible to buy coffee, let alone the kind that i’m used to drink in a small village. The common beverage in the village was chinese tea. We were served tea at every house we visited, or even when we were just passing by. The village people were very friendly and they love to chat, inviting to tea was their usual way of welcoming guests.

Planting rice notebook is available here.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

it would be perfect if...

... the raspberry tarts are real.

Instant noodle with vegetable, fishball and egg, coffee

Raspberry tarts notebook from here :-)

Monday, 6 December 2010

i’ve got a new book!

Fried vegetarian rice vermicelli with beansprouts, carrot, cabbage and black fungus, coffee

Current browse: 3 p.m. breaks by Alynn Teo (that’s me!)
i feel very lucky and honored indeed to have it being featured under the front page of Blurb’s Staff Picks for the past few weeks and it was also elected as Book of the Week following its publishing. Exhilarating for me, it is!

3 p.m. breaks is available online, size 7 x 7 inches, 80 pages.
Festive flat rate shipping till 10 December 2010.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

one little journey notebooks

Raisin toast with butter, coffee

i’ve got some handmade notebooks for sale! Find out more from my olj blog or head over directly to the shop now :-)
Enter promo code “OPENING10” at checkout for 10% off. Till 12 December 2010.

Friday, 3 December 2010


Yam paste bread, mini cheezels, coffee

The last of my mini cheezels from Perth... nomnomnom!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

thundering away

Chicken curry with toast, camomile tea

The weather has gone crazy, it’s been raining almost everyday for the past whole month!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

mickey christmas

Egg and cheese on white bread, coffee

A Mickey mouse christmas tree from Disneyland, how cute!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

almost forgotten

Deep fried chinese sticky cake with tapoica and sweet potato, camomile tea

So engrossed with work that i almost forgot to have my break today! After having this at 6pm, i’m not sure if i will have room for dinner.

Current reads: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
i decided to read the book after hearing lots of negative comments from the movie which i thought it wasn’t that bad. But i could be biased... because it’s Julia Robert and a large part is on travelling (you know how much i love that). And i know it is going to be a safe read since no movie has been better than the book.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

raining cats and dogs

Toasted pumpkin seeds bread with margarine, coffee

So glad i’m at home, it’s raining very heavily now. And the never seems to end thundering and lightning is so scary.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

♥ ab.

Pork steamed bun, red bean steamed bun, coffee

i hate it when they run out of my favourite chicken steamed bun. It’s happening so often that i seldom go to the stall now.
** My sore throat is killing me... i hope coffee helps :-(

Monday, 22 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

sleepless nights

Cheese corn thin crisps, bread with yam paste, coffee

i haven’t been sleeping well for the past whole week... in fact, since the day i was back from Perth, and these few days have been worst. i was still tossing in bed (in a rather dramatic way) at 5am in the morning, it was so frustrating. This happens almost everytime when i return from a trip. Yawn!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

a little too complicated

Roti prata, mutton curry, coffee

The lace placemat and plate just don’t belong together. What was i thinking? lol

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

from the neighbours

Chicken briyani, curry vegetable and achar, camomile tea

Today is Hari Raya Haji, our neighbours brought us delicious home cooked Nasi Briyani.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

it’s a tree

Mayonnaise hot tuna spread toast, coffee

Bought a 7ft Christmas tree over the weekend. Now waiting (im)patiently for its delivery :-)

Monday, 15 November 2010

where’s the noodle?

Korean spicy mushroom noodle soup topped with leftover stir fried beansprouts from lunch, almond nuts biscotti, coffee

There was so much beansprouts i can hardly see the noodle! Yummy as always :-)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

in a lalala mood

Ham, cheese, alfalfa sprouts and avocado sandwich, lime and black pepper potato chips, orange, coffee

Remembering how much my friends and i had enjoyed the sandwich we made while in Perth, i decided to make a similar one today :-)

Friday, 12 November 2010


Home cooked fried vermicelli with mushroom, fishballs, carrot, egg, vegetable and diced chicken, coffee

Mismatching cutleries come together lol!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

real strawberries

Toast with strawberry jam, lime & black pepper potato chips, camomile tea

Strawberry jam with real strawberries, all the way from Perth :-)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

honey stars

Spicy beef noodle with vegetable and egg

Omg! There’s a strand of hair at the corner! lol

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

rainy day

Instant noodle with egg, camomile tea

Rainy weather. Best to sleep in. That’s what i am doing today :-)

yesterday’s meat-out monday

Curry croquette burger, nougat, coffee

This was from yesterday. For some reason, i took the picture and forgot about it totally after the break.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

last day

Perth, Day 8: Cheese and salted pretzels, coffee

Vacation is nearly over, taking the 2am flight back to Singapore in another 3hrs. Goodbye Perth!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Perth, Day 5: Cherry slice with cream, apple slice, latte

Today is 35ºC, so we decided to spend the day in shopping mall to avoid the heat. Not the most exciting day, but good enough.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

ugly triangles

Otah and luncheon meat toast, butter cookies, coffee

i’m bringing my laptop for the trip, so check back here for some updates on ‘Perth breaks’ :-)