Mar 8, 2018

Succulent Terrarium from Floral Garage Singapore

Feeling bored with the emptiness of your office desk? Or getting tired with the dull environment of your living room?

Placing a terrarium in your living room or on your office desk will certainly deliver liveliness and brighten up your mood with its natural touch.


Big thanks to Floral Garage Singapore for sending me this simple yet lovely Succulent Terrarium. Not only it's a great birthday gift for myself, I can use it to add some color to my living room.

This is an open terrarium as succulents adapt to dry climates, and this allows air flow in the terrarium to prevent excess moisture.

Busy people like us, however, tend to forget watering and rendering adequate care to plants. This make succulent terrarium a perfect one to keep for these people (because it's so easy to maintain).

Simple tips to care for a succulent terrarium

  • Light
    • Succulents have a preference for bright or direct light.
    • You want to place your succulent terrarium in a spot with sufficient and adequate light, but at the same time monitor and make adjustment as the glass may have refracted and magnified direct sunlight, causing your succulents to burn.
  • Water
    • Succulents are drought tolerant because they're able to store water in their stems and leaves. Water when the soil has gone almost completely dry.
    • Rule of thumb: Water once a fortnight
    • Watering terraria with spray bottle is pretty common, but be careful not to leave obvious water marks on the inside of the glass.
    • When you notice shriveled leaves, it's time to water. If you notice spongy and dark-colored leaves, you're probably watering too much.

Check out their website for a variety of terraria which you too can use for a green decoration idea. They also deliver products like hand bouquets, dried flowers, bridal bouquets, flower stand, party supplies and hampers.

Floral Garage Singapore

Contact
Call: (65) 6282 2813
WhatsApp: (65) 9387 8871
Email: service@floralgaragesg.com

Operating hours

Weekdays: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 1pm

Address
756 Upper Serangoon Road
#03-34, Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre
Singapore 534626



Jan 27, 2018

Laptop Table from Primero

First of all, thanks Primero for sending me a Sato Classic Laptop Mobile Cart to try out.


If you didn't know, Primero is a newly emerged online furniture store in Singapore, which focuses on wide range of trendy yet affordable Scandinavian styled furniture.

Let's talk about this laptop mobile cart, not only it's sturdy and wide, it even has a separate mouse table to allow the user to alter the height, because I would say it's ergonomic that mouse is at the elbow height and the laptop screen is at eye level. I don't like to strain my neck for looking at my laptop screen downwards, so this is definitely a plus point.

Besides, it's a mobile cart, I can literally drag it to my bedside or the couch wherever I feel like using my laptop.




What about iPad or Kindle? Similarly, I find this laptop table ergonomic for use of such devices as well, with the surface being able to rotate clockwise-anticlockwise and tilt up-down, especially for readers and musicians. Move this laptop table with you to wherever you feel like reading or playing your instrument with a music score on your iPad.

Do check out Primero's new arrivals, they provide free shipping and installation services for purchases over $100.



Jan 23, 2018

A Few Ideas to Sending Birthday Flowers Gift

Flowers are one of the most beautiful way you could think of to wish someone a happy birthday. Sending birthday flowers means that you care for them and they have a special place in your heart.

Even if you are thinking to get a present, you can choose flower to complete the gift—a single or a bouquet of That Flower Shop. Of course, the flowers must not be a random choice. There are a few things you need to consider before you choose the flower gift and there are some ideas you could do to make it special.

A few ideas when sending birthday flowers:


1. Choose birth flowers

Did you know that each month have a certain birth flower? When you choose the flowers based on this, the receiver would likely think that you have put some thoughts and considerations for the sake of their birthday, and it means good. Here is the list of the birth flower of each month:
January for Carnation
February for Iris
March for daffodil
April for Daisy
May for Lily of the Valley
June for Rose
July for Larkspur
August for Gladiolus
September for Aster
October for Marigold
November for Chrysanthemum
December for Narcissus

2. Choose the perfect color

You must know that specific color can deliver or convey different ideas or messages with it. Below is the list:
Yellow: Choose this color to make someone smile because yellow is generally associated with happiness and brightness.
Pink: This color symbolizes innocence, youthfulness, grace, and joy. Choose this color if you want to leave the receiver wonder about your intention.
Orange: Orange is about enthusiasm and excitement. Choose this one when you want to encourage or support someone.
Red: This one has the strongest meaning of all. It associates with love and can be used to convey such deep and passionate love.
Blue: Blue represents success or pride. Can be used to convey “I’m proud of you” kind of message.
White: White is always about purity and innocence. Choose this to convey your pure emotion to the receiver.

3. Choose the special arrangement

There are so many arrangements of flowers available, choose the one that you think will be liked by the recipient and fit their personality. Don’t forget that you can add greeting card or small present as the special addition of your birthday flower.

4. A surprise delivery

And last but not least, you could use a delivery service from an online florist. Order flowers online from the website and makes sure that the birthday person will be able to receive it well. Online flower delivery is easy to approach and indeed a good idea for a surprise.
So how about it? Already got an idea to send your birthday flowers now? Don’t waste any more time, sending flowers as a birthday surprise is a pleasant experience, you should try it sometimes.


Dec 27, 2017

NUS Exam Results (MSc)

4 years ago I shared my NUS exam results for my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Today I'll be sharing all my exam results in graduate program of Master of Science (Industrial & Systems Engineering), specializing in Operations Research (OR).

Semester 1: AY2015/2016 Semester 2

Module Description MCs Grade Remarks
IE5002 Applied Engineering Statistics 4 A- Foundation module
IE5003 Cost Analysis and Engineering Economy 4 A- Foundation module
SAP: 4.50
CAP: 4.50


Semester 2: AY2016/2017 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade Remarks
IE5001 Operations Planning and Control I 4 A Foundation module
IE5004 Engineering Probability and Simulation 4 B+ Foundation module
IE5203 Decision Analysis 4 A- Elective module for OR
SAP: 4.50
CAP: 4.50


Semester 3: AY2016/2017 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade Remarks
IE5107 Material Flow Systems 4 A- Elective module for OR
IE5108 Facility Layout and Location 4 A Elective module for OR
IE5205 Healthcare Systems and Analytics 4 A- Elective module
SAP: 4.83
CAP: 4.56


Semester 4: AY2017/2018 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade Remarks
IE5123 Reliability Engineering 4 B+ Elective module for OR
IE5504 Systems Modelling and Advanced Simulation 4 A+ Elective module for OR
SAP: 4.50
Final CAP: 4.55


CAP: Cumulative average point
SAP: Semestral average point


The requirements for MSc (ISE) are not complicated:
4 ISE foundation modules + 6 ISE elective modules.

For my case, in order to specialize in Operations Research (OR), 5 out of of the 6 elective modules have to be those that are counted towards specialization fulfillment (see remarks).

All the best to those who are planning to get enrolled in this program.



By the way, I'm offering some cheat sheets which I've created at only $1.99 each:



Nov 22, 2017

Different Christmas Decorating Ideas Using Poinsettias

Christmas is around the corner, there’s nothing wrong to be prepared, right? As you may already know that poinsettia is one of the most versatile plants or flowers of Christmas but with its luxuriously red and green leaves, it captures the festive colors of the holiday season. Available also in different colors and in all sorts of sizes, the poinsettias make the flower a staple Christmas decorating piece.

The flower delivery of Poinsettias provides different Christmas decorating ideas. With the help of the florist, you can give your home décor that instant glamor and festive holiday spirit using the flower of Poinsettias.

Holiday Welcome sign

Give your guests a glimpse of what kind of home festivity you have inside by posting a holiday welcome sign embellished with poinsettias. The flower shop like Little Flower Hut usually has this kind of design ready-made and available for the holiday decorations. You may also reuse the Poinsettias for this purpose from the hand bouquet you received.

Wreaths

Spice up your Christmas wreaths with Poinsettias and hang them on your front doors or just above the fireplace. With red poinsettias on the wreaths, you are giving your home that festive appearance for the holidays. Fresh poinsettias on wreaths may last and thrive through the holidays. Ask the florist in Singapore for some tips on how you can make the flowers last longer.

Toy Train Accessories

Turn the Christmas trains under the Christmas tree into a pretty bloom train by adding poinsettias on them. The kids and your guests will definitely love watching the trains go around the tree in their poinsettias accessories. Look for other ideas or ask the florist online for creative train decorating ideas for the holiday theme.

Christmas Trees

Fresh poinsettias are just perfect for any Christmas Trees decorations. You can place the stems on a floral vial filled with clean water to keep them fresh. You may also want to add artificial flowers to fill up the gaps on your tree. Check the shop or talk to the online florist for other available colors for the Poinsettia flowers if you are thinking of other motif this Christmas.

Poinsettias can be used in a wide variety of designs and decorations. When you send the flower delivery of Christmas flower decorations, you may want to consider the versatility of Poinsettias. These flowers will make your home decorations more elegant and joyous. With just some simple creativity, home decoration is easy and free with the versatile flowers of Christmas, the Poinsettias.