Tuesday, March 31, 2009
couple weeks ago, i got myself a lovely silhouette stamp from the shop...
it's one of the biggest stamps i have ever gotten!
i didn't really have any idea of how to use it since it's so big.....
then billie has this brilliant idea of making a big brooch for it.
so here's the end product....
it's really BIG... i mean big as in the size of my palm!
it's actually so big that i don't think anyone would be wearing it as a brooch! hahahaha!
i think it will go better with a tote bag....
so my next plan is to make a tote bag for it.....
Monday, March 30, 2009
my favorite picture in her new album
seems like all of a sudden there are alot of negative comments about her...
i don't know her personally so i can't judge or comment on her. and i don't wanna do that either.
the only thing that is factual and "tangible" to me is her music.
i like her music, especially the ones that are not being plugged.
it should be very simple ~ enjoy the music. if it's not your cup of tea, then just move on.
sometimes i can't help but think why do we like to complicate and over analyze things?
why do we like to think negative of others, give bad comments, spread bad words...
are negative comments easier to come out from one's mouth than encouraging and positive comments? what does one gain by doing so?
i can't understand... or maybe i am too *naive*
i don't think those who like to critcize others are particularly happier or better off....
taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, i think there are too many negative and unpleasant sentiments in the place which we are living in today. i wish and i hope we can try to think positive, think *beautiful* of others and be encouraging towards one another. really, just to live in peace with one another in this crowded place.
*For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.* Audrey Hepburn quote.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
white, creme, vanilla, off-white.... these are all colors i love.
but recently i find myself being drawn to black as well.
i quite like the combo of black + beige + grey + creme....
made a few necklaces and brooches using this color theme.
and this one, freshly *baked* last night...
*baked* with my new black lace, tea dyed lace with silver glitter, creme feathers and a faux rhinesone.
just received my order of linen threads ~ in black, grey and malt...
can't wait to start *baking* with them!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
the other day, i was sitting at my desk,
staring at the two screens, working as usual....
... then i started noticing some "burnt" smell...
next thing i knew,
there was smoke coming out from the top of one of my monitors!
i rushed out of my room and called for help!
then came the office and building security guards....
in the end, i got a new monitor.
then another day, while i was on a conference call,
the two monitors first became frozen, no reaction.
then the screens went completely blank!
called for help again....
after some *investigation", my computer was certified....
replaced with a new one...
both times, i was asked "are you working long hours?"
and i wonder why didn't smoke come out from my head instead?
and why didn't my brain go completely blank instead?
i guess i have probably *transferred* the *smoke* and *blankness* to the monitors and computer.....
hey boss, even machines can't stand the stress. i really deserve a break! before you see me dropping onto the floor one day.....
as soon as i found out from her blog that she is going to do a cross-over with lesportsac,
i have been waiting for the bags....
finally, last week i read from the magazine that they have arrived!
so i rushed to the store and grabbed one....
brownie was asking me to reserve this ribbon bow for him the other night.
motu: "what for?"
brownie: "i will have a VID next year and the dress code is BLACK TIE."
motu: "what VID???"
brownie: "a VERY IMPORTANT DAY..."
motu: "oh boy, you are so silly..."
brownie: "huh! silly?? just wait and see.... i'm going to make you so proud next year."
motu: "okok... tell me, what is this VERY IMPORTANT DAY NEXT YEAR?"
brownie: "hahahahha.... i'm going to the oscar next year. and i'am going to bring home the GOLDEN MAN."
brownie: "how can you be so UNsupportive!!"
motu: "support WHAT??"
brownie: "supportive of me getting the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR!!!"
motu: "crazy boy!"
brownie: "NO! i did a great job in the movie!"
motu: "yeah yeah yeah...... in your dreams...."
brownie: "but you said i did a great job being Pedestrian A (路人甲)!!! you said that scene which i appeared for 1 second and how i was standing next to the tree... i was standing so casually as if i was really standing there, not like acting at all!"
Monday, March 23, 2009
i just knew i have to get them as soon as i saw them.
i can't resist the color ~ pale dusty pink
i can't resist the softness of the leather
i can't resist the mary jane look
i can't resist the shape ~ rounded front
and last but not the least, the heels ~ wedge!
just exactly what i am looking for to welcome spring!
and the shopping bag.....
i usually say, "no bag for me. i have a BYOB, thank you."
but i am keeping this one.... i love the color and the ribbon bow
of course there were many other things i am falling for at the shop,
but i was good.
i was able to control myself....
please stop throwing in elements like soft shades, ribbon bows, lace, ruffles....
better yet, why don't you stop the ladies' line and start a men's line?
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
hungry for her voice
hungry for her songs
LOVE this one LOVE the name of the song: 我愛你
direct, no fuss.
it seems that nowadays, the names of songs have gotten very complicated and sometimes even meaningless.
heard that this song is only available in 張亞東's 專輯《潛流》and that this album is all sold out already???!!!
anyway will try hunting.... let me know if you know where to find it!
and btw, this song reminds me of zero 7
this is taken awhile ago... still has all the christmas decorations in the house.
here, sugar is going crazy over the toy, stretching and doing her own yoga poses.
sorry for the shaking and poor angle as i was trying to hide while shooting this.
but i think she saw me and the camera nevertheless....
Monday, March 16, 2009
he is adorable!
i think i am quite bad with kids... i don't know how to *communicate* with them. i mean some people are really good with kids, they know how to do the *baby talk* and kids love them.
it's been quite awhile since i last saw sansan and it took her awhile to call me "kai ma"....
wu wu wu.... i really need to pick up a few *baby talk* tricks so that sansan will find me *fun* to hang out with! and i am thinking what it would be like when she grows up and perhaps we can go have coffee and shopping together??!
he was throwing up and has rashes around his tummy and eyes....
at the vet, brownie was shaky as usual and was trying to hide away from dr. ian by leaning against me....
so brownie has tonsillitis and the rashes were allergies. as dr. ian flipped through brownie's file (which is quite a thick file for his age), dr. ian said brownie is unusually weak for his age.... recommendation is to take some daily supplements to boost his immune system... after much discussion, we agreed to start with probiotic (益生菌) and will try for two months first....
maybe we can also try yakult?? i am sure brownie will love it more than the pills!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
so much for me to learn and admire!
and this one reminds me so much of my college days:
snow, snow, snow and nothing else....
i do miss my college days.
it's funny how when i was still at school, i wanted so much to graduate and start working....
i want so much to go back to school....
isn't life full of contradictions?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
apart from the radio reception, none of the other functions were working.
it ate my cassette tape and refused to spin around my CDs.
i was trying to live with it for quite some time.
partly because i didn't have time to shop for a new one,
partly because it's difficult to find one that is reasonable in price, good-looking and small enough.
i guess boom box is not that popular anymore....
couple weeks ago, we saw this one.
i did have some reservations about it, but with the persuasion from somotu and the urge to get one so that i can listen to CDs while working on my crafty projects in my zakka room,
i gave in.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
of course i am not building my own zoo!
of course only you can have the comprehensive zoo!
i am your humble and loyal servant,
trying to call for new members,
trying to lure new friends
so that you can expand your zoo,
so that it is not just a SAFARI zoo.
so that yours can become an universal zoo!
very soon, you will find lulu the rabbit, mermer the sheep, gizgiz, mizmiz, lala, etc knocking on your door.....
i came across this while flipping through my stack of scrapbook papers....
i swear it is totally incidental!
i was going to write about something else today,
but it is so incidental that i just gotta take some pictures and write something about this: