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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Messages behind the flowers

Flowers are one of the most beautiful thing created by nature.  A bouquet never fails to bloom a woman's heart.  Not only a bouquet must be beautiful, it also should be able to convey messages on behalf of the sender.

Here are the meanings and symbolizes of some popular flowers:
30th wedding anniversary flower.  Symbolize purity and beauty.  White lily is also a symbol of chastity and virtue.

Photo credit: A Better Florist
The Keira Bouquet, with lilies and roses wrapped with rustic burlap.

It's believed to be named after the son of Greek God Poseidon, Proteus.  It symbolizes transformation, courage and resourcefulness.

Photo credit: A Better Florist
The Emilia is a luxurious huge bouquet that comes with protea, roses, calla lilies and matthiola.

Red rose signifies admiration, devotion, respect and desire.
White rose is a symbol of innocence and purity.
Yellow rose stands for friendship.
Pink rose shows joy and gratitude of the giver.

Photo credit: A Better Florist
The Julianne Bouquet is a romantic bunch with red and champagne roses.

My favorite flower which stands for warmth and longevity.  Also express adoration and dedication to someone.
Photo Credit: A Better Florist
The Ayla Bouquet is a bundle of sunshine.
Yellow tulip means cheerfulness.
Purple represents royalty.
White symbolize forgiveness.
Photo credit: A Better Florist
The Allison, is an elegant and graceful bouquet with multi hued tulips and white meadows.
It represents innocence and purity, also expressing/declaring loyal love and new beginnings.
Photo credit: A Better Florist
The Spring Breeze Bouquet comes in rustic mason jar, beautifully packed with daisies and roses.

Myself, I told him not to get me flowers, cos' it's more practical to spend on food or any thing in the household.  But every time when my young friends gotten their bunch, be it big or small, I would envy secretly (now no more secret).  So, for a long long time I never have a bouquet.  For heaven's sake, women says "No" becos' they don't want their men to go through hassles or spend money.  Men happily took the "No" from granted and forget about it for the rest of their lives, urrrgg......
I want a bouquet.

ps. The above content is extracted from A Better Florist Blog.

Friday, 16 June 2017


Was invited to the premiere of  SPARKS, Episode 7, by DBS held at Marina Bay Financial Centre.
SPARKS is an industry-first mini-series that follows a group of young bankers at work, how they thrived above and beyond when solving unusual client challenges.  Through SPARKS, DBS hopes to convey that the Bank is not only about transactions.  Financial management with the help of bankers are important.  At times of crisis, it could be very crucial.

Personally, I have a few plans with DBS which more or less prepares myself for a stress-free retirement.

Back to SPARKS Episode 7.  It's highly anticipated with 2 additions to the cast - Heart throb Nathan Hartono (向洋) and beautiful Jaime Teo.
Photo credit: DBS

I couldn't believe I was seeing our Milo Boy in person!
Photo credit: DBS
Jamie Teo holding my phone!!!  She was cheerful, literally smiling, giggling and laughing non-stop.

He is exactly what he is on screen; smiles and laugh a lot, unpretentious, absolutely no airs, EXTREMELY CHARMING AND CUTE!!  
I was having such a hard time controlling myself, not to scream, not to grab him, not to "misbehave", stay compose and act cool (else I may be ban from attending events by the PR lolxx...).

Ms Karen Ngui (Managing Director & Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications, DBS Bank), Nathan and Jaime shared with us on the making of this mini-series.
Photo credit: DBS
The outline of the story was about how Chester (Adrian Pang) meets his first clients.  Chester stood by the young couple through their growth and successes of their small bus company and also setbacks.  Nathan's role as young Chester, a new banker was refreshing, while Jaime's role as the wife of  the young couple, was a tear bomb with many heart-wrenching crying scenes.   It must had been very challenging as it's totally different from her bubbly self in real life.

SPARKS Episode 7 is online on 16 June 2017.  Please enjoy (tissues may be needed).

If you had missed Episode 1 - 6, I had put them all into this post, just scroll down and click in to watch:

SPARKS mini-series is bought to you by DBS.
Photo credit: DBS