Gwendolyn Amelia Loh
9th December 1988


koalas . pandas
cooking . baking
daisies . sunflowers

The Other Authors

Sok Cheng
Boon Sin
Hwee Miang


Wish List

- a black bean bag
- aldo stilletos
- baking essentials
- thedessertshop

Friday, September 18, 2009

How does one define success in life?

Having achieved a degree/masters and what have you?
There are just so many expectations in the world these days.
So much to achieve.
So much that we need.


My definition of success.
The ability to live happily with the ones you love.
The ability to make the ones you love happy.
The ability to get things that you want and not having to worry about a single damn thing.
You feel me!

And I especially love the times where I can just spend my pay!
It's like after a long full month and you see the benjamins coming in.
It is such a joy.
It just makes me feel so capable.
What a silly thought...
But hey, I am easily contented.

Success in life is when you live with no regrets.
And I learnt that if you want things in life.
You jolly well fight for it.
Nobody is going to source it out for you man!

I guess God has really blessed with great things!
Praise the Lord!

He gave me....
Family who has always there no matter what.
Friends to crack me up every single day.
JQ to pick me up when I'm broken.

12:30 AM

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hi all.
It's pretty late.
But I can't sleep yet cos I'm not done clearing up the mess I made
Well, see
I'm on a small little project called Cater for Zenas' Exhibition.
Just done with baking the brownies and preparing the finger food.
Will start on the fruit tarts tomorrow morning.

Man, it's going to be a hectic week once again.
You have no idea.
Sometimes, I find myself stoning at my organizer,
repeating the thoughts in my head.
It's going to eat me up someday.

Let's talk about work...
It's stressful sometimes cos I really hate it
when the clients ask me stuff and yet I can't freaking answer them
cos either I ain't sure or I just don't know!
It's frustrating!
And you know, each time Edric explains it to me,
I somehow get it and in the end when I get on the phone,
I'm at a loss of words.
The best part is..
I can't even smoke them...
What am I doing man...

But it does get better now and then when I feel the satisfaction in
helping my manager or say the lawyers I work with.

We just have to think this way.
It's all for the ALDO shoes.
Oh yes... Oh yes...


Also, aside from all this negative stuff.
What really made my day today was the entry from Vanessa!
I know it was written on Tuesday.
I'm so deprived of my social life I hardly have time for blog hopping.

So, I shall say my piece now.
Thank you very much Ms Ho Jia Qi for that lovely entry about me.

Nobody has ever dedicated an entry for me.
Damn, I feel so special.
Have you any idea?

Friends are an important part of your life.
They are the family that God forgot to give.

Good day to you all!

I want to be a pastry chef!

12:40 AM

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hello to all my faithful readers!
I do apologize if my updates aren't as frequent as they should be.
I've been so caught up with stuff!
Yadah Yadah.

Well, don't worry.
I still manage to balance it out and spend time with the Mr.
So things are going on fine!

Well, It's so tough to get a job now.
I know I'm so lucky to have job recommendations.
As of Thursday, I'll no longer be working with my dad.
But instead, with my mum!
And what do I think of that?
I'm going to miss going to work with him.
The conversations we have and the nonsense we share.
It's meaningful, you know. (Yes, I know I'm emo.)
I kinda wish I can stay on and do more.
But it'll also be good if I could gain some administrative experience.
Just hope i do a good job!
And I guess I can always help my dad out after work,
if it fits my schedule well.

And some of my intellectual friends have got replies from NUS.
And me?
You feel me....
I don't really know how to look at it, you know.
If I get in, then that's it..
Architecture all the way?
And if I don't?
I have more time to really think of what i want?
Is that it?
Both ain't promising at all for a successful future.

But then again...
How does one define a successful future?
A wholesome family.
The correct partner.
Great friends.

We've got a long long way to go...
....till we reach the end of the road.

Goodnight everybody!
I'm tired.
It's a freaking sauna here.
And I'm having a headache.

10:56 PM

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's been a while since the last update.
Previously, I was having so much difficulty finding a job.
Don't expect me to work as a draftsman or project manager or something.
At my youth, I want to try out new things,
and possibly acquire new skills that would be essential in the future.
There are many on the list in fact.
I do want to work in the kitchen but that would require me to work during weekends
which can't fit my current schedule.
Church will be affected and the job as a the receptionist would be compromised.
So many issues, yar!

Anyway, I'm currently helping my dad with his wine business!
I know it means a lot to him and as a daughter,
I want to be a part of helping him to build up the business.
There's much to learn...
Thank goodness 3 years of Architecture is of good use now.
I'll let you take a look at the website soon yar!
It's a complete mess now!
It's stressful sometimes, the pressure I put on myself
cos I don't want to let family down.
But oh well, I'm trying, I'm trying!

JQ and I were at Mos Burger the other day
Look at what he had!
Scallop Rice Burger
They look like baby sotong balls if you'd ask me.

And Chicken Nuggets and Fries to go along!

I'm going blading today!
Yippeee Weee!
Stupid Benjamin spoilt my blades....
It's about time to go to the outdoors!
I've been confined indoors for way too long!

Good day everyone!
Much love!

8:32 AM

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Most people come into our lives and quickly leave.
It is the special few that come in and leave a footprint in our hearts,
and we are forever changed."

2:05 AM

Friday, March 13, 2009

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:

You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

10:05 AM

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Boon Sin's 21st Birthday
8th March 2009
Ibis Hotel
1500 : Party Begins

Every party comes with preparations!


Food buffet prepared by us!

All set & ready to go!
We fetched our birthday girl from the station!
Kept her in suspense till the very last minute...

And there we have it...
The ultimate turban birthday party!

Gwen, Boon Sin, Philly, Vanessa!
And the little girl jumping at the back is Adeline!

Philly & Gwen

Gwen, Vanessa & Socks!

Parental Guidance & Victoria Secrets

More shots with the birthday girl!

The Ladies
Top : Vanessa, Philly, Boon Sin, Socks
Bottom : Gwen, Adeline, Berenda, Hwee Miang

Steamboat Dinner!

A shot with the Boss & Lady Boss!

Adeline left shortly after the cake cutting...
That's when we started to slack and doze off.
Both Hwee Miang and I knocked out.

The rest of them went crazy drinking!
Philly knocked off shortly after.
It was down to four of them.
Made so much noise till the management called up.
Can you imagine!

And they actually finished an entire bottle of Vodka.

0400 : The drama begins!

Boon Sin pukes
Vanessa pukes
Socks pukes
Berenda pukes

This repeats about two times.

Laughing & Crying
Dropping dead on the floor

They were at it for a good hour and a half!
Till all of them finally dozed off.

Hwee Miang left early in the morning.
Everyone gradually got up and showered!

All sane in the morning!
Breakfast at a Hong Kong Cafe!

That's all there is,
there isn't anymore.

10:33 AM

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

School's almost out for most of us.
And it is yet another time for us to consider what to do next.
It's really horrible to face the reality.
It burn, it kills.
Why can't we just have a little more time to think about it?
But, sadly...
Things don't always go the way you want them to.
I applied for NUS and somehow I really wondered why I did that.
Is that what I really want?
Or is that what I should want for a better future?
Life isn't about doing something that you love anymore.
It was more of doing something that you know could give you a good future.
Many things keep playing back in my head.
What Gen said, what Mum said...
It is a wake up call.
I have my reasons for applying for Architecture,
although i was so reluctant a couple of weeks ago.
and somehow i managed to convince myself it was for the better.
People may have dreams that they want to chase,
but judging by the global economy right now...
Not a chance...
I'll just prepare the necessary documents and hope for the best!
Hope I'll be as lucky as I think I am!

On a much lighter note,
We celebrated Vanessa's 21st birthday on Valentine's Day.
The first princess of the clique to hit adulthood.
I must admit, it was hell of a surprise.
And along with that, came hell of a preparation!
We sat down, discussing and pondering of what the ultimate surprise would be for the birthday girl.
Carefully, sticking to the budget and trying to get the best of both worlds.
The great party and least cost incurred.
Many ideas were thrown across,
some slammed down, some delightfully acknowledged.

Finally, we decided to surprise her on 13th, midnight.
With cake, location, presence and gift!
So away, we went...
Spent an entire day shopping for the perfect gift
and many many days trying to do up the video for her..
Socks did a lot of the filming, running all about.
Thanks to her and Berenda who accompanied her.
So I settled the ingredients for the cake.
Many things didn't go according to plan cos we didn't cooperate.
I shan't mention, cos we all know it.
It was the death of me!
Lucky for me, JQ was there to lend a hand!

All in all, we managed to pull it off and Vanessa had a smashing surprise!
From being moved to tears to laughing out loud.
It sure was a night to remember.
Boon Sin's Birthday is in about three weeks!
Much to plan, much to plan!

4:39 PM

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Submission is in two weeks!
Oh Goodness.
We are all so so dead!
There is so much to change and edit.

I've been in my seat for the past 3 hours listening to Britney Spears.
3 hours is really long...
considering the fact that I suffer from short attention span.
Anyways, I doubt I'll be sleeping tonight.
I'll try to stay awake.
It always seems that when I see the clock hit 11pm , it means bed time.
Very very bad.

I'm lacking a social life.
I've not seen my girls since the new year and it already feels so long.
It's about time to meet Dada and Kat too!
Really miss them much!
But I shall wait till after my submission.

I went to HYLA today.
It was hell of a spring cleaning.
Super labour intensive
Lucky for me, my arms aren't aching, if not I'll prolly be buried in my comforter.

And I'm currently addicted to Taylor Swift's - Love Story
I find her really beautiful too!

9:49 PM

Thursday, January 1, 2009

1st January 2009 marks the end of the year 2008
Another fruitful year gone by.
I'd say the most significant thing that has
happened to me this year was having reunited with my girlfriends.
The get-togethers & outings we had these year has truly been meaningful.
And there's more to come, I'm sure!
Hopefully this year, we can go somewhere with our passports!
Malacca, Bangkok & Taiwan!

Jq and I have been really good!
Frequent quarrels but that's normal.
Other than that, we're cool.
So maybe if we're that good, we can get married this September!
Good yar?

A new year
A brand new start!
You'll never know what comes but I do know it's
goodbye to heartless jerks and irritating people!
We learn.

Life's short so keep moving forward.
You'll never know what good things may come your way.

9:55 PM

Monday, December 29, 2008

So much has gone on the past few days...
Don't you just love Christmas!?
The Pyjamas Party was awesome!
And seriously nothing beats spending it with your girlfriends!
There was so much to do!
From cooking & preparing the food to decorating the house!
It was killer!
But honestly, it was worth the effort.

So the long awaited Christmas Party arrived
and everyone arrived at my place full of joy and excitement!
I, for one was particularly excited!
We got started on preparing the food!
Vanessa, Hwee Miang and I a team,
and the other four of them at the command of Phillicia, the decoration leader!
Everything went well as we planned it to be!
Table was set, coloured balloons and streamers
around the living area and food resting well in the kitchen!
Dinner started shortly after..
Eight of us were confined to the cosy corner outside the house.
And that was where we were throughout the entire evening.
Striking glasses and being merry!
They enjoyed the food!
Mum prepared her yummy yummy Beef & Oxtail Stew!
And we attempted to bake Shepherd's Pie and good golly!
It turned out a success!
They were accompanied by Baked Chicken on Mushroom & Potatoes!
And something which was a cross between Pizza and Bruschetta!
Love the food!
Love the company!
Love the occasion!

Games followed after that!
And we had out very own edition of Pictionary!
Two teams!
Vanessa, Socks, Hwee Miang & I
Philly, Boon Sin, Adeline & Berenda!
They nailed us like hell with 13 against 7!

The bulk of the laughter was contributed
when it was time for us to slip into our PJ's!
And do the catwalk!
Yup, you heard me right!
The Catwalk!
I can tell you, it's one of the most embarrassing things I've ever done in my life
Embarrassing but absolutely necessary!
You don't want to know the things we actually did!

Gift Exchange came after that with lots of phototaking!
Everyone seemed satisfied with what they got!
Socks was my buddy and she did up a sweet christmas card!
Honestly, the most sincere one i have ever received!
She got me a Pastry Cookbook!
Beyond Brilliant!
Love it!
It's been traveling around with me for the past few days!
I'm going to attempt the recipes soon!

This is what I made for them, from my heart!
Frosty the Snowman!
8 miniature figurines which was later placed in a small cookie jar!

Goodnight everyone!
School starts in a matter of hours
and I'm still very much engaged with the Christmas Spirit!
I'm so screwed!

12:58 AM

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Spent my entire week getting ready for Christmas!
Christmas gifts for all my girlfriends and boyfriends :D
Preparing my place for the Christmas Party!
So much has to be done...

I have thoughts of attempting to bake a fruit tart.
Maybe a 10 inch one!
Yummy Yum Yum!

And that brings me to the thought of what I should do after poly.
I mean, the obvious thing to do is to get into a University.
But somehow I find it really draining to have to continue Architecture.
Seems like there is greater passion to be involved in the culinary industry.
I want to take a Diploma in Pastry & Baking at Shatec.
If only I realized this passion right after secondary school,
I wouldn't have wasted my 3 years then.
But on the bright side of it all,
I met a great bunch of friends
and I'm exposed to several aspects of design
which I believe will definitely be meaningful in my future.

Sometimes, it's really scary to think of the future.
I mean how bad can it be right?
I tend to think it's easy-going, smooth-sailing or what have you.
But it could be because I was brought up in a different environment.
I keep telling myself that I'll make it.
But seriously, who knows?


1:09 PM

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm done with the puzzle and you have no idea how much fun I had completing it!
Fixing puzzles are such a joy!
If they weren't so expensive, I'd probably get one every week!

Was at Vivo City the other day and they have this new National Geographic Shop!
Really cool stuff there.
There was also this photography collection on frogs.
These are some of the pictures I managed to grab off the net.

Off to the library!
It's time to do some work.

1:17 PM

Friday, December 12, 2008

8th December 2008

Oh Happy Birthday!
Dinner was at Shokudo!
I absolutely adore the food, especially the desserts
sweet loveee :D
I got a macha macha cake for my birthday!

Not a big crowd but that's okay
They got me a polaroid!
Please meet White White.

And Stacy got me this really awesome cookbook with 500 recipes of tarts and pies!
Just Splendid!
I'm so addicted to it.
Maybe I could bake a fruit tart or a crumble pie this Christmas!
Thank you all who made my day!
Especially Mr Leow.

9th December 2008

Birthday Celebration with my family!
Godma came along too!

Dinner at Su Korean Restaurant
The food was great!
Barbecued beef and chicken!
But somehow, i think Mum can do better...

JQ got me a Mango Mousse Cake from Bakerzin!
And that was awesome too!

10th December 2008

JQ's Birthday!
We had steamboat at his house!
What a variety man!
And later headed to the airport to send the guys off to Australia!
We had Popeyes for dinner!
Hated the chicken, so oily!
But I love the biscuits!
It goes especially well with strawberry jam!

11th December 2008

Finally, got to meet up with my ladies!
It was supposed to be 100% attendance.
But we were down to 6.
Anyhow, the celebration still went well.
Dinner was at Baba Restaurant at Expo!
Peranakan Cuisine!
I would say, this is the best birthday dinner!
I've had craving for nyona food!
Plus, I always enjoyed it.
So thank you very much Vanessa for bringing us there!
Duck Sioh
Nyona Chap Chye
Chicken Buah Keluak
Fish Garam Assam
Ngoh Hiang
Sambal Kang Kong
Sago Gula Melaka
Pulut Hitam

And this is the ultimate!
They got me a Nightmare Before Christmas Puzzle!
The Ultra Big one!
I ain't going to sleep tonight man!

I feel so lucky and really really glad to know I have people who love and care for me!
So thank you all who wished me or made the effort to celebrate my birthday!
You sure made me a little happier.

12:45 AM

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