Monday, December 27, 2010

New Additions To The Family

Please welcome Hermie and Xavi, our new pet hermit crabs!

Xavi on the left and a blurry Hermie on the right

Close-up on Hermie. He's got his head down, hiding his feelers.

This is their little habitat! That funny-looking brown ball of fur is a sea sponge; used to provide humidity. In the far corner is a little ramp.. which they have yet to use.

Josh and I only got them yesterday so they're still quite shy, especially Xavi.
Hopefully they'll warm up to us!
Josh named his after a Barcelona player and I just named mine Hermie cause well... I couldn't come up with any awesome crab names. I tried Zoro, Marco and Pierre but in the end 'Hermie' just rolls off my tongue naturally.

They're actually quite cute with their different personalities; Xavi quite shy and hides a lot in his shell. Whenever you come close, he fully retracts into his shell to hide for ages. When he's out though, he enjoys digging near the water bowls and hang around the salt water bath dish.

Hermie, on the other hand, is more adventurous. He's a curious little critter and enjoys roaming around the tank from one corner to the other. Hermie doesn't usually retract himself all the way into his shell when he's startled. He hides his eyes but leaves all his legs out; a sign of bravery or stupidity? He thinks if he can't see us, we shouldn't be able to see him?

Anyho, I hope everyone's had a good Christmas! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Emerald, with our friends having a BBQ and a round of golf. Nothing like good food and good company. 

We'll most likely spend New Year's eve at a friend's house in a similar manner.
Have a good new year everyone!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Good old christmas cheer

I came home yesterday to find this in my mail:

A Christmas card from my sponsored child in Mongolia! X3
He's still young so he just tries to fill in the empty space with drawings :D

Certainly melts my cold heart.

Anyho, my Christmas lunch at work went well. We stuffed ourselves silly and exchanged our Kris Kringle gifts!

I know who my secret santa is! (She couldn't stop looking at me when I got my present and was happy when I liked it) It's really pretty *____*

Now I pity the person who got me. I should have left a note saying "I'm so sorryyyyyy.... T_____T ... xoxox your secret santa"

*sulk* Hopefully I'll get someone easier next year

I also got a pressie from my dear colleague Karen!

Thanks a lot Kaz!!! Since you don't read my blog, or actually you probably don't know what a 'blog' is for that matter, I guess it's safe for me to say that me loves you!

Have a good Christmas everyone!! ♥ ♥ ♥


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yay for gift vouchers! ♥ Boo to Kris Kringles! >=(

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas kids!!!

Ah! The joyous season of Christmas draws near!

Much fun can be found in fighting off mobs of stressed people and rummaging through stores endlessly for Christmas gifts.


I only enjoy shopping for people I love (myself in particular), which is why I detest Kris Kringles!
I understand it's just a bit of fun to be someone else's secret santa.

BUT! How am I suppose to find something decent under $15 for a co-worker I don't really know??

Moreover, for this year's Kris Kringle I am to buy a present for a young male colleague! D'oh!

Sure, I suppose I could get chocolates or wine... but that's really boring. I know, I know... I'm just asking for trouble :(

I thought of swiss army knives but they were definitely out of the budget of $15.

I thought of getting a nice fluid lighter case too but I don't think he wants people to know he smokes? (I found out by accident btw)

Anyho, after much fretting and wringing of hands, I think I've gotten a reasonable present for him from Borders, thanks to a very patient boyfriend :D

Better yet, I managed to get of $20 off my purchases due to my VIP Borders card (There's currently an ongoing promotion whereby you'd get a $20 gift voucher if you signed up. The light-bulb above the scrooge in me lit up at the sight of it)


Moreover, I just checked my email and realized I've been given a gift voucher from one of my favourite online boutique shops  Button N Thread.


For Christmas, Button N Thread will post your purchases for free if you reside in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore! Plus you'll get a surprise gift :D

Hope you guys will have an awesome (and safe) Christmas! ;)

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