Dreamy Mitts

Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern Ideas I Am Keeping

list of fingerless gloves knitting pattern ideas covering the whole range of construction, with and without thumb gusset. My secret reason for doing fingerless gloves or mitts is because I do not know how to knit up the fingers neatly. I always end up with gaping holes in between the fingers. So, before I learn [continue reading]

knitted heart

Free toy knitting patterns I want to try

A list of free toy knitting patterns for monsters, shapes, alphabet, food, plants, sports and vehicles that I have compiled. It is amazing how many knitted toys are animals and teddy bears. But there are so many other knitted toy ideas that I have come across. Since I already have separate lists for toy animals and teddy [continue reading]

knitted owl

List of Free Toy Animal Knitting Patterns I Want To Knit

A list of free toy animal knitting patterns that I compiled while surfing the Internet. I tried to cover a number of animals including domestic and wild animals. Why Knit Toy Animals Knitted toy animals make great gifts especially for non knitters than socks, sweaters or scarves. You don’t have to worry about their sizes [continue reading]

paton rose fairy doll

List of Free Knitting Patterns For Dolls I Want To Knit

A list of free knitting patterns for dolls compiled for my reference.  Move aside Barbie! Here comes hand knitted dolls that are just as fun and lovely. 1. Paton’s Rose Fairly Doll Click here for the Rose Fairy Doll knitting pattern This is such a lovely doll pattern. Perfect for a girly girl whatever her [continue reading]

aaron the pink teddy

Free Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern Ideas I Want To Try

This is a list of teddy bear knitting pattern ideas that I compiled. I like quirky construction and especially those that can be knitted in one piece although I did include a few patterns that have quite a few pieces to sew up just because they are too cute to omit. Why Knit Teddy Bears? [continue reading]

worship music videos

A List of Worship Music Videos

The following are worship music videos that help me enter Abba God’s presence boldly and in confidence. Filed here for quick reference. Psalm 100 says that I can shout joyfully to the LORD and come before Him with joyful singing. I can enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. For He is [continue reading]

Yarn Galore

My Knitting Story

This is my knitting story; how I become entangled in yarn. The first pair of knitting needles I encountered in my life belongs to my sister. She studied in a convent girls’ school and was expected to know how to be a lady which included knitting. To say she has no talent is an understatement. [continue reading]

Praise The Name (Anastasis)

Lyrics for O Praise the Name (Anástasis)

This post contains the lyrics for O Praise the Name (Anástasis) by Hillsong Worship. Link to the chords and a Chinese translation are included.  I heard this song in church and was immediately drawn to it. I was intrigued by the word “Anástasis” in the title and so I looked it up. It is Greek for [continue reading]

Screenshot of NLB Legal Deposit

Self-publishing a book? Make sure you get an ISBN and CIP data for it

An article about self-publishing a book, getting an ISBN and CIP data. This article was originally written for the January 2016 issue of NTU Libraries’ newsletter “Library Xpress”.  2 books lay on the table in front of me. Both are donated by a faculty member to the library. I think they contain fairly good content [continue reading]


Storytelling: An investigation of the process of learning during an Information Technology implementation at RMIT University

I have been meaning to clean up and upload my 2003 Master’s thesis. Today, finally, I decided that it should be done. So, here it is. I apologize for the long unsexy title. Not very library related I guess but a load of fun to write…from hindsight. Abstract Information Systems (IS) failure research would define [continue reading]


Singapore Botanic Gardens and Orchid Hybridization

  Orchid hybridization mixes and matches different orchid breeds to create new beautiful blossoms. I am very proud that Singapore Botanic Gardens is a pioneer and is one of the top centres for orchid research and hybridisation. I personally think that naming and presenting a new orchid hybrid to important guests, dignitaries and celebrities is [continue reading]