Fascinated by what ladies carry in their bags, blogger Miss Ene decided to dedicate a blog entry on the loot that she carries with her every time she’s out of the house and has also invited many of her fellow bloggers to join in the fun! Thanks to her, I’m invited to blog about “What’s in my bag?”. The initial excitement of sharing my bag loot soon gave way to hesitation as I realized that the items that I carry are so uninteresting and blah that it might bore you bloggers and readers out there!
Just like Serene, I have to admit that I’m a horrible owner to my bags. Honestly, I throw so many unwanted receipts and scribbled papers in my bag that it’s easily to have mistaken it as a “rubbish bin”! To save myself from a public embarrassment, I decided to give my bag a mini spring cleaning (out goes the many receipts and recycled papers) so that it will look more presentable. Sorry Serene, no trash bag for the time being! :p
The necessities. 1. My 2nd-hand (vintage) Fendi wallet that was given to me by my aunt. I ought to get a new wallet soon but being the occasional cheapskate that I am, it’s hard to part with my $ to get the new luxury good that I’ve been eying! 2. Sony Xperia 10 mobile which I only use to message, call, set as an alarm, surf the net and listen to music. Nonetheless, it’s probably the only item I need to have with me 24/7 as I would feel “naked” without it! 3. Superheadz Nico Digi keychain camera. This reminds me, I ought to start using this mini camera more often. 4. My choice of a good luck charm is the 4 leaf clover and the Irish Shamrock! Keeping this 3-leafed Irish Shamrock card in my wallet as a symbol of good luck in my life 🙂
The essential stationery. 1. A $4 daily planner from the fancy stationery shop, Artbox. Yes, the shop that sells oh-so-pretty stuff at exorbitant prices! In spite of the convenience of using a smartphone, I very much prefer to jot down my daily schedule & check list in ink! 2. I ‘m obsessed with doodling and making lists, be it a “TO DO” or “What have I done today” list, so this little notebook from Kino definitely comes in handy! Being a huge fan of quotes, this book also serves as a journal for me to note down inspiring and motivational quotes. 3. A little book of relaxation – Exactly what I need to keep me calm living in a hectic and stressful city like Singapore!
Knick-Knacks. 1. My $6 sunglasses (bought them at a discount!) from Cotton On! Simply cannot live without this pair of shades whenever I’m out under the scorching sun. 2. Silky Girl foundation (yes, I’m too poor to afford branded cosmetics) and black eyeliner (a daily essential). 3. A worn-out namecard holder that my mother gave to me as a gift. Obviously, I do not care much about it as the ends of the cover piece are already falling out of place. An excuse to get a new holder soon. 4. My house keys (minimal, aint it?) with 2 key chains – A dog tag that has “S.G.A.” engraved on it and a miniature ballerina shoe. The dog tag was a Christmas gift from my sisters, Ginette & Amanda. No prizes for guessing what S.G.A stands for! :p As for the shoe, it’s a reminder of my 1st childhood dream to become a ballerina! Never happened though, haha. 5. A magnet that Serene bought for me as a souvenir from Malacca. Carry it with me all the time as it’s a gentle reminder to “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life!“. Love the inspiring quote! 🙂
For my reading pleasure. 1. As some of you might know, “Julie & Julia” is 1 of my favourite movies of all time and I was ecstatic when I realized that a fellow Singaporean has written a similar book, chronicling her new take on life through her a new love for cooking. A Tiger in the Kitchen. It’s a habit of mine to bring along a library book wherever I go so that I’ll always have some reading materials between long waiting time (e.g. bus journeys). 2. Bought this 8 Days Eat Out Guide for MK as he’s a huge foodie. On top of that, it also provides us with famous food places to check out during our dates. 3. A bitten apple bookmark that has been with me since I was in Primary School! Yes, 1 of those “useless but cute” items that I used to splurge on at the school bookshop! Those were the good old days when shopping only revolved around stationery, notebooks and cross-stitch sets!