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Old is Gold at Yasashii Trading

The sister and I spotted Yasashii Trading from a distance while out looking for food at Alexandra Village and I practically sprinted over to the shop in excitement. I love second-hand, retro, and nostalgic items and can spend hours browsing shops like Hock Siong & Co., Junkie’s Corner (Turf Club Rd) and The Heritage Shop (Jln Sultan).

Several items caught my eye while we were there and I eventually left with an enamel pot and some 锻炼身体 ping pong bowls and spoon.I like that there are price tags on the items so you don’t have to worry about the people charging you based on what they think you’re willing to pay. You also get a slight discount if you buy a few items.

We were in a bit of a rush that day so I couldn’t browse at leisure. Need to make another trip there soon and then hop on over to the food centre for their awesome avocado drink.

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look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?

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look at this trove, treasures untold

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how many wonders can one cavern hold?

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gadgets and gizmos a plenty

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whozits and whatzits galore

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you want thingamabobs?

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Yasashii Trading
123 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-114
Singapore 150123
Mon-Sat 11am-8pm.



Grow Old A10ng With Me!

Adrian and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary on Thursday and what an amazing decade it has been! I wanted to get him a really special gift and when I bumped into Frus at Public Garden several months ago, I knew I had found the perfect present for him.

Frus (say froo-se) was founded by Ben and Joanne and they design the cutest cards, stickers, and totes with whimsical local designs. The ABCs according to Frus is Ang Ku Kueh, Bak Zhang and Chicken Rice and learning the alphabet with their A-Z Local Food Print is probably the yummiest way to do so. Besides their illustrated cards and bags, they also design custom prints for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and any other occasion you can think of.

I contacted them sometime in August (they need a lead time of about 2 months) and chatted with Joanne about what I had in mind. She sent me a list of questions about our relationship and asked me for photos of Adrian and me taken during our courtship, wedding, etc. and photos of the kids as well. She emailed me the first draft soon after and I asked for some edits and after going through that process a few times, this is the final product:

the final product

the final product!

As expected, Adrian loves his 10th anniversary gift and I’m just incredibly wowed by how she turned the information and photos that I provided into something so special to us. By the way, I came up with the Grow Old A10ng With Me tagline that incorporates the number 10 so if you find it cheesy, I accept complete responsibility!

You can find Frus on Naiise and they also accept orders through their Facebook page and email (hifrus@gmail.com). The full list of items available is on their Facebook page so check them out and ‘Like’ them. They will be appearing at the Public Garden Christmas Flea on 21, 22, 28 & 29 November at F1 Pit Building. Do drop by and support Frus because they are such a lovely local business!