Monday, April 27, 2009

a not-so-accidental accident


the other day at work.
i was getting ready to start my day's work after having made myself my daily drink.
next thing i knew,
i knocked over the drink.... completely, literally completely....
all over my desk, the keyboard, my documents, folders, calculator, pen, notebook, ruler....
even into my drawers one by one....
horrible and totally messy...

after having the mess cleaned up....
my eyes fell on a piece of paper.
it was totally soaked.... and totally the effect i want!
it was dark around the edges with gradually lighter shades towards the center.
it's exactly the kind of "vintage" and "rusted" look i have been trying to create but in vain!
the picture above is just a corner of the paper.... can't show the entire document here as it is full of *confidential* information.... hahahaha....

so what was the drink?
it's my own version of mocha
~ a mix of coffee and ovaltine
how to make?
~ three big spoonfuls of nestle coffee + three even bigger spoonfuls of ovaltine + skimmed milk + hot water + sweetner
it's really tasty and it's how i get myself going each morning in the office.
i get really grumpy otherwise!

i am going to try dying paper in coffee + ovaltine (it smells really good too).....

and a side-note..... my coffee+ovaltine dyed calculator was almost certified!!!!!
i was so upset when i found out that it was not responding at all, i.e. no response when i pressed on any of the keys....
this calculator has been with me for many many years.... almost like my lucky charm....
my colleagues were kind enough to *assist* with bringing it back to life....
thanks.... hahahaha
after two days of "drying under the office fluorescent lights", it's now back in business....

p.s. i am labelling this post as *handmade*.... hahahaha

6 comments:

ashlee 魚 said...

alright ! i also have coffee+ovaltine wherever i cannot resist the caffeine addiction at office... seems more mild ma !!!

but u have 3 spoonfuls of coffee ? that's a heavy dose !!!

hey, isn't it great that you can DIY at office??? happy for your successful experiment!

Katie Judith* said...

i'll go to japan...do u know where have fabric and lace to buy???

thanks a lot!!

aileen :: motu said...

ashlee ~ wow!!!! we've got the same taste and adventurous mind! hahaha! have you tried other combinations, like milo and horlicks? ovaltine is my favorite afterall.... yes yes. i am seriously drugged and addicted to coffee.... i will have another big cup of coffee after lunch. sometimes another one in the late afternoon... yes yes... i wish i can not do the real work and just keep experimenting all day long!

hi katie judith ~ try the area called Jiyugaoka (i have linked its map here... go to the bottom of my blog, under the title "places i wanna be right now"). i love this area. full of zakka! i will try to look up some shops for you as well.

dapan said...

beautiful art! hehe..

Piggy said...

Can't wait to see what you'll come up with using the caffeine-dyed paper. ;-) But 3 spoonful of coffee and ovaltine each?! Are u using a big mug? :-P

aileen :: motu said...

hi piggy ~ it's a small cup.... so i guess it's really concentrated!