sheylara.com Archives - 01 August 2014, Friday

  • Do you dare take the buffalo wings challenge?

    sheylara.com 19 May '14, 6am

    but truth to be told, these wings are deceptively addictive. cos you wont find any such wings elsewhere nor any spiciness that comes remotely close. my group of 3 of us started off with level 2, comes back in 1-2 months to try 4, etc. we tried 2 levels higher each time, but each time,...

  • Piers and I are going to decide whether or not to have a wedding by tossing a coin.

    Deciding a wedding on a coin toss

    sheylara.com 21 Jan '14, 2pm

    First, allow me to admit that I’m an awful decision-maker. I’m quite possibly the worst decision-maker in the whole world, and that is no casual boast. For example, I will totally forgo having a meal if I can’t decide what to eat, because copping out is just easier. I could write a wh...

  • This year, I’m making a wish |

    sheylara.com 01 Jan '14, 10am

    I always get melancholically introspective on New Year’s Eve. This year is no different. Some years I’m out partying my head off, getting drunk during the big countdown. Other years I’m at home sullenly watching some new year countdown show or other, sullen not because I’m home on New...

  • Facebook can now read your mind

    Facebook can now read your mind

    sheylara.com 21 Dec '13, 1pm

    So, I’ve decided to come out of my unexplained month-long solitary confinement because A) It’s about bloody time, and B) I just had to share this story. Remember that I have, on several occasions, remarked on Facebook’s sneaky monitoring of my Internet activities and then feeding me r...

  • I am heartbroken.

    I am heartbroken!

    sheylara.com 14 Nov '13, 10am

    I am heartbroken! Posted by Sheylara No Comments » Received the most awful piece of news about a week ago and now the worst has happened. :( Last week, Basil was hit in the eye by a flying stone in a freak accident, while his mum and dad were away. He went to the vet several times; th...

  • I have a new blog competitor!

    I have a new blog competitor!!

    sheylara.com 12 Nov '13, 1pm

    I have a new blog competitor!! Posted by Sheylara 2 Comments » Something amazing happened: Piers started blogging! I know, right?! He’s not really the writing kind, he doesn’t tweet nor Instagram, he’s got a Facebook account but he only reads stuff on it and never posts. So, what in t...

  • Yes! I have another blog. Which you probably won't want to read. But you can read about it, anyway:

    Wow, I really needed another blog

    sheylara.com 08 Nov '13, 2pm

    Like I have so much to say that I’m flooding this blog with too many posts. Like I have too much time on my hands. Like I really need another platform to prove my existence. NO. But I’ve gone and jumped onto yet another social media micro blogging platform, anyway. This: Introducing m...

  • Life after marriage:

    Life after marriage

    sheylara.com 30 Oct '13, 1pm

    Life after marriage Posted by Sheylara No Comments » Of course, I didn’t expect anything to change after marrying Piers. We’d already lived together and periodically endured a long-distance relationship, over a period of two and a half years, and we’d established routines, both in Eng...

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    1. The marriage post sheylara.com 22 Oct '13, 12pm
  • The marriage post.

    The marriage post

    sheylara.com 22 Oct '13, 12pm

    So, the reason I haven’t blogged for weeks is that a lot has happened. It sounds a bit ironic because lifestyle bloggers tend to have more to blog about when more things happen but, for me, I just get overwhelmed. I haven’t done duck face in years, honest. So it’s totally time for one...

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    1. Life after marriage sheylara.com 30 Oct '13, 1pm
    2. Fading dreams rinaz.net 23 Oct '13, 12pm
  • My jet lag beats your jet lag

    sheylara.com 05 Oct '13, 7am

    I am suffering from the worst jet lag in the entire history of jet lags. Okay, maybe just my history; I can’t be bothered to research other people’s history. It’s a bit different every day, but the gist of it is that I’m waking up at stupid times in the middle of the night (like 4 am)...

  • Cute parrot entertains us at a bar in Mallorca:

    Parrot entertains us at the bar

    sheylara.com 26 Sep '13, 1pm

    Parrot entertains us at the bar Posted by Sheylara No Comments » I know I said I’d talk about jellyfish in my next post, but let’s pretend I didn’t, because I want to talk about a parrot, instead. So, I went to this bar in Mallorca one night, with Piers, his sister and brother-in-law....

  • A short holiday post! ! #mallorca

    What I do in Mallorca

    sheylara.com 10 Sep '13, 8am

    I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to blog from Mallorca but it appears that I’m able to. The wifi is good and I have pockets of free alone time, which is when everyone’s at the beach. Except me. I’m in Cala d’Or, Mallorca, for a 9-day holiday with Piers and his family. We’re sta...

  • "Sure, let's go to the Bournemouth Air Festival yet again." New blogpost at #bmthairfest

    Sure, let’s go to the Bournemouth Air Festival yet again |

    sheylara.com 06 Sep '13, 1pm

    Sure, let’s go to the Bournemouth Air Festival yet again Posted by Sheylara No Comments » Every year in August, Piers drags me to the beach to watch fancy airplanes zip back and forth in the sky. The Bournemouth Air Festival is the same every year. Same planes, same air performances, ...

  • New Basil comic posted!

    The kind of dog I love — #9 Saves his poo |

    sheylara.com 04 Sep '13, 12pm

    But I must admit that it’s much easier to love someone or something when you don’t have to put up with their poo every single day of your life. Basil is not my pet; he belongs to Piers’ parents and I babysit him occasionally, so it’s all very easy for me.

  • Bet you don't know what this is! --> "The mascara-ed flying wonder in my kitchen."

    The mascara-ed flying wonder in my kitchen

    sheylara.com 31 Aug '13, 9am

    I didn’t really want to write this post because my skin itches whenever I look at insect photos, even photos that I took myself. But I have to because I can’t get over my curiosity; it is quite a remarkable creature. If you don’t like looking at insect photos, this is a warning to sto...

  • A big thank you to @NuffnangUK for my blogger survivor kit. Here's my post about it!

    Selfies and update on Nuffnang UK competition

    sheylara.com 29 Aug '13, 9am

    I have decided to start off with a bunch of selfies so you will feel inclined to read this post. (Because otherwise you won’t. Don’t try to console me with a pretty white lie; I know you won’t; the internet is an uncaring, cruel beast who only wants to look at selfies.) So, selfies. S...

  • Does your dog do this too? (Comic)

    The kind of dog I love — #8 Sniffs inappropriate places |

    sheylara.com 27 Aug '13, 1pm

    The kind of dog I love — #8 Sniffs inappropriate places Posted by Sheylara 1 Comment » It’s not easy having a dog (or children, for that matter). They find new ways to embarrass you all the time! Of course, dogs sniffing crotches and bottoms is nothing new. It’s just their way of gett...

  • Not Ben Affleck! We want Christian Bale as Batman!

    sheylara.com 23 Aug '13, 11am

    Hi Xrande, long time no see! :D I’m sorry for your pain, lol. Personally, I was a bit disappointed at first cos I liked Christian Bale as Batman. And I’m not really a huge fan of Ben Affleck. But then I remembered that I actually enjoyed watching Daredevil, and I thought Ben was a goo...

  • What happens when a girl finds a spider in her bath tub? Find out here and retweet! #bloggers

    My boyfriend the defender of bugs

    sheylara.com 21 Aug '13, 2pm

    There is a spider in my bath tub. Brown, about an inch in diameter including the legs. The moment of discovery happened when I was brushing my teeth and at the same time reaching across the bath tub to get my facial wash. Shock. Adrenaline. Freeze response. In my lesser past, I would ...

  • If you love dogs, read this comic!

    The kind of dog I love — #7 Sleeps on your bed |

    sheylara.com 19 Aug '13, 1pm

    The kind of dog I love — #7 Sleeps on your bed Posted by Sheylara 1 Comment » I can’t believe I’ve done quite so many of these Basil comics already. Okay, seven strips is pathetic if you’re thinking about proper comic strips by proper cartoonists, but I’m not a proper anything and I n...

  • Quick, random blog update!

    While you’re busy, zombies eat your brains |

    sheylara.com 15 Aug '13, 9am

    While you’re busy, zombies eat your brains Posted by Sheylara No Comments » My head is swimming. My snack cupboard is empty. I’ve forgotten what my boyfriend looks like. (Joking.) I’m HUNGRY. That’s what happens when you’ve spent the last two weeks staring at your computer screen 10 h...

  • The kind of dog I love — #6 Has strange taste buds |

    sheylara.com 12 Aug '13, 1pm

    Why can I never get a straight answer from a man? We’re planning a trip to Guernsey (an island) dead early tomorrow morning, so I need to know what time we have to leave so I can set my alarm. Me: What time do we have to leave home? Piers: No earlier than an hour before the time we ha...

  • Girls wearing next to nothing in winter and other strange, funny things in the UK --> #ukbloggers

    Strange, funny things in the UK — #2 |

    sheylara.com 09 Aug '13, 1pm

    Due to popular demand, I’m releasing the second part of my UK Funnies list earlier than I’d planned. Yeah, I know, it’s a bit ironic posting a blog about the UK on Singapore’s National Day. It’s not planned. I’ve just been very busy with my new blog theme and this is the only post I h...

  • Marmite TV advert — Love it or hate it? |

    sheylara.com 07 Aug '13, 6pm

    I just watched the new Marmite TV advert that’s garnered a lot of attention in the last day or so. It parodies animal rescue team members in action. Watch it, see if you love or hate it. Lots of people enjoy its humour. But lots of haters have also filed hundreds of complaints to the ...

  • Nuffnang UK challenge update

    sheylara.com 07 Aug '13, 8am

    Why can I never get a straight answer from a man? We’re planning a trip to Guernsey (an island) dead early tomorrow morning, so I need to know what time we have to leave so I can set my alarm. Me: What time do we have to leave home? Piers: No earlier than an hour before the time we ha...

  • The kind of dog I love — #5 Gets too excited |

    sheylara.com 05 Aug '13, 1pm

    I love the comics. I want to have a dog when I was younger but I’m don’t think I can be responsible enough to look after one. Now I have a child I wished I have a pet who can play with my child.. :( Maybe 10years down the road I will get 1 when my child is grown up and no longer needs...

  • Help Sheylara become less sad

    sheylara.com 03 Aug '13, 1pm

    I know people don’t like reading long stories so I have done an infographic-style appeal because everyone loves infographics! Help Sheylara become less sad YAY! thank you SO AWesomely much! | Create infographics Okay, now you know what’s going on (hopefully), here’s the link to the co...

  • Strange, funny things in the UK.

    Strange, funny things in the UK — #1 |

    sheylara.com 01 Aug '13, 3pm

    When I came to live in the UK more than two years ago, there were many things I had to adapt to. Some things are relatively easy, such as using a knife and fork for eating everything (even spaghetti). But some things are not so easy. Some things are strange. And some are amusing. This...

  • The kind of dog I love — #4 Barks at nothing |

    sheylara.com 29 Jul '13, 12pm

    Why can I never get a straight answer from a man? We’re planning a trip to Guernsey (an island) dead early tomorrow morning, so I need to know what time we have to leave so I can set my alarm. Me: What time do we have to leave home? Piers: No earlier than an hour before the time we ha...

  • Does your boyfriend do this too?

    sheylara.com 26 Jul '13, 10am

    Why can I never get a straight answer from a man? We’re planning a trip to Guernsey (an island) dead early tomorrow morning, so I need to know what time we have to leave so I can set my alarm. Me: What time do we have to leave home? Piers: No earlier than an hour before the time we ha...