Friday, July 19, 2013

Really!? Your Favourite Household Appliance - Photo Hunt

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PhotoHunt theme : What is your favourite household appliance?/ Really

My girlfriends and I had a great time reminiscing the old days when we visited the National Museum early this week. A section of the museum displayed some household appliances from the olden days. We had a good laugh at the items which look weird in this new millennium.

I have not seen any of the retro TVs. I think they are cool. :)

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I remember we had a whistling kettle, the light-weight iron and cake mixer then. We also owned a rotary dial phone. We were the first household in our block of apartments to apply for a land line, so neighbours would come knocking on our door, asking to borrow our phone at odd times of the day. That was pretty irritating for us.  

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My favourite household appliance is an antique sewing machine which once belonged to my Mum. It's really old but it works fine.

I have been busy sewing new curtains for my house and also for my Mum, in preparation for the Chinese New Year. It's really too early to prepare for Chinese New Year but a Filipino friend sent me bales of pretty white lace which I couldn't wait to show off to my visitors. :)      




18 comments:

  1. ewww A tv that looks exactly like a balloon, no thanks for me :D

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    1. haha.... the TVs are too small for me, I am used to my big screen TV.

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  2. Please show what you are sewing!!! happy weekend, ECL

    photohunts

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  3. we still have that old school sewing machine at home. until last year it was still working. now i think we need to get a new fangled one with all the bells and whistles for sewing projects.

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    1. My Mum's old school sewing machine was still good after more than 4 decades. I have an electric motor added to it a couple of years ago and it is giving me problems now. :(

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    1. Yes, an antique. I can't buy another one like this to replace.

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  5. Wow, photos from the national museum again! I really hope there are lots of people as appreciative of it and museums in general as you! :)

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    1. I hope more Singaporeans will visit our museums to see how life was like in the olden days and then learn to appreciate what they are having now. :)

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  6. They are nostalgic machine I like them because they work for many years :)

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  7. I have that sewing machines too. It belongs to my late MIL. But I don't have the time to use it.

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  8. I saw a similar exposition here and I thought the 60th style is coming back again ! My grandma used to have a Singer sewing machine which looked similar to yours !!

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  9. I have that sewing machine too, ECL. And it works fine! :-)

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  10. I'd really like to see those white lacy curtains... Maybe we will have a 'curtain' photohunt :-)

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  11. Love those tvs. they look funky and I like retro :)

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  12. Hey! I have the same sewing mchine here too. Works okay but need to find someone to service it. Singer

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