Thursday Thirteen #4: 13 items you can find in a modern-day matchmaker’s handbag!




Thought of doing something different this week. 🙂

Ever wondered what you will find in a modern-day matchmaker’s handbag?

Rummaged through my bag, and these are the items I found. 🙂

1. Wallet. Looks like it’s going to burst at its seams. Have it for 3 years now I think. Time to get a new one. Problem is, I have not find one that I truly like.


2. Phone #1. This has my Malaysia SIM card. Not all my contacts in KL has my Singapore number, and since I travel often between the 2 countries, I have my KL phone switched on too.


3. What does this look like? Yes… it’s a personal alarm. My mum-in-law gave it to me. 🙂


4. I am not sure what you call this actually. Hair band? Basically I use this to tie up my hair. Can’t stand my hair falling all over my face while I am working.


5. Lip gloss. I don’t use this very often frankly. But it’s good to have when my lips are chapped sitting too long in an air-conditioned room.


6. Phone #2. This is my Singapore phone. See the trinklet hanging on to it? That’s a Christmas gift from one of my fellow cupids. 🙂


7. Tissue pack. My very out-of-shape tissue pack from Watsons. 🙂


8. Those of you based in Singapore would know this one. With the new password authentication scheme implemented by the banks, we now have to carry these tokens. You can also see my thumbdrive on the far left, as well as the keychain that’s holding all of these together. The keychain is a Christmas gifts from another one of my fellow ‘cupids’ at Lunch Actually. :) 


9. My Ipod Shuffle! 🙂 Christmas gift from hubby 2 years ago! 🙂 Comes in very handy when I just want to listen to some classical music to relax…


10. My LOVE notebook… is this where all the matchmaking secrets are kept? 🙂 That’s for me to know, and for you to find out! 😉


11. My Blackberry. I love this. With pushmail, I can always stay in touch. I am no longer a slave to my laptop! Yay!


12. My namecard holder. My best friend Tsiao Yi gave this to me when I first started Lunch Actually as a show of support. In case you are trying to read the words on the case, it says, “Nothing succeeds like success. -Alexander Dumas” 🙂


13. And last but not least, this is the pink little gadget, my IXUS, birthday present from my daddy and mummy, that took all the photos shown above. 🙂 I can never leave home without it… now with Babe, I want to be able to capture every cute little moment. 🙂


Care to share with us what are the 13 things you have in your bag/handbag? 🙂

Here are 2 other TTers who coincidentally also shared on the same topic: Julia & Coco

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  1. I did this TT a few weeks ago and people were surprised that my wallet in not in my bag…lol.

    I lock my wallet in my car, so none of the crazy clients will ever be tempted to pocket it. Long time habit.

    Great TT and I want some of your gadgets! My TT is up…come on over.


  2. Mine has lots of old crumpled up receipts and pieces of dental floss. Yuck!


  3. You’ve got some pretty cool stuff, there. I look forward to the day when I will be able to carry a purse around again. (It’s been diaper bags for three years, now.)


  4. Time to upgrade that shuffle !!!


  5. many stuff in ur bag..and of high value too!!!


  6. Hi Violet! I was reading ur blog and got inspired to join TT! Just blog my very first TT article at
    Do add me in your link!

    Out of courtesy to ask, can I add urs on mine? 🙂



  7. So many things….I will not carry so many things. Electronics gadgets are not of importance to me but except the phone. I keep my digital camera and MP4 player at home and I hardly use them. Who wants them for Free?..:-P.


  8. Hello all!

    Shelley, Di, Babystepper,Jhong Ren, Michael,
    Thanks for dropping by… I am surprised that this post got so many comments! Hehe, guess all of us love to know what others have in their bags! Hehe! 🙂

    Mavis, yup, feel free to link me… I will be linking you too! 🙂 Love your site! Cool shoes!

    CJJune, Hehe… can I have your camera and MP4 player!!! :p


  9. Thanks! Linking u NOW!


  10. Mavis, thanks! 🙂



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