Sunday, May 31, 2009

fond memories don't fade


finally managed to pick up the Book from the book store.
as i turned over the hard cover, there goes my favorite and most memorable flowery pattern....
all the memories of my school days surface again....





... i love this flowery pattern....
the pattern of the blouse as part of the school uniform.



throughout spring and summer, i would wait and wait for fall and winter to come...
as it was only during the cold season that the school uniform came in two pieces, this flowery blouse and a pullover dress....


and when the weather started to turn warm, i remember insisting that i felt cold.... so that i would be allowed to wear this blouse just a little longer.....


... i think this must be where my fondness of flowery pattern begun!













the Book is a beauty
and not to mention the content, the words, the invaluable pictures, the memories....



as i come upon the page about our school song,
i thought i wouldn't be able to sing it...

but no,
to my surprise,
after all these years,
i was still able to sing it...

and as i did, some warm feelings i feel.....
pictures of the hallway, the auditorium, the classrooms, my fellow classmates, the tuck shop, the covered playground, recess time, the extra-curricular activites, the art room, the heavy text books, the english class, math class, cooking class, sewing class, the science teacher who couldn't pronounce my name for the longest time.... come back to me one by one.....
how i miss those old good times....




then i come upon this page, a picture of the path leading to our primary school.
this is where i spent my time waiting to be picked up after school every day....
where me and other girls, while waiting, would chit chat and play games (like the *jumping over the elastic rope*)....



ah-ha!!!
i did wonder whether the Book would mention this tree,
and it did!!!

the infamous GHOST TREE!
there are so many scary stories about this tree...
like it is actually a witch and that the evidence is the *rubber nose* found on the tree trunk...
like once someone was hanged to the tree.....
like if you look up, you will see a shadow of a woman in the tower next to the tree....
back then, we would dare each other to walk up to the tree.... and dare who would dare to touch it!

it's amazing how the tree hasn't changed a bit....
when the world around it has changed so much....
including myself...





..... during primary school,
the penmanship class was my favorite...
i enjoyed tracing the dotted lines....
doing the curves of the letter *Q*, *S*, *M*....


.... the corridor....
running along it,
rushing from one class room to another...
daydreaming during class, gazing through the windows to the corridor and to the courtyard.....
once, i was actually being punished and was made standing in the corridor for almost the entire class... hahaha...




.... one of the gates...
separating us and the world outside....



... every corner of our school is a beauty in itself...

how i miss those school days....
i am grateful to our school, the teachers....
for they form part of my life, my past;
for they have played a role in forming ME, the person i am today;
for the knowledge, the values;
and most importantly,
for giving me all the friendship,
all these friends who are long-life friends....

Saturday, May 30, 2009

bye bye rain

one....

two...

three....

the gang is out as the rain is gone....

busy hovering here and there....

then they find a new place for hanging out.....

Friday, May 29, 2009

it's grey outside







the sky is not bright but not dark
there isn't no rain but the rain is not heavy
sometimes, these *in-betweens* get on my nerves

tried to take some pictures but it's too *grey* outside
the pictures didn't turn out nice....

maybe i should just take a nap.....

ohh... just heard that the weather over the coming weekend should turn better...
good...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

.... but not for me

i quite like this:








and this:




.... but they are not for me....
they are only for little people.
the only thing that i can *use* and *afford* is......
HA!
.... will use it for my lace and trimmings....
or maybe for rolls of thread...

color combo


lately, i fancy ~
vanilla + cream + taupe
with a little blink blink and touch of gold

Monday, May 25, 2009

brownieME not miniME


brownie looking at me looking at brownie
the same thought::
"same hair style????"
@@@@@@@@@
spoookkkyyyyy~~~~

my army of fawns


just two, holding the fort
.... the rest are
....
fighting off the *wicked monsters @ work*

Sunday, May 24, 2009

*ruffles* for myself







* i ruffles *

our la tour eiffel


~ lace lace & lace eiffel


~ eiffel just waking up....


~ glamorous eiffel


~ floating eiffel


~ blink blink polka dot eiffel


~ eiffel under the setting sun

~~~ hey, shall we go again next year??? ~~~

and this time, we must bring the polaroid along....

wanna capture the little streets, the fruit stalls, cafes, carousels..... and eiffel with polaroid....

Friday, May 22, 2009

a black-hole


.... lots i need to do if i have a vacation
i need to,
.... re-arrange the drawer for lace and trimmings....
.... put away the magazines and books lying here and there....
.... clean up my working table so that i can find that button, that charm, that piece of lace; so that it will no longer be a black-hole.....
.... re-stack all the stamps and ink pads....
.... find a better way to organize the pieces of fabric and rolls of thread....
.... tidy up all the mess piling up against the window (hey *mess*, i haven't forgotten about you all even though you are hiding behind the curtain!)....
then, i need to move on to my wardrobe.....
it's like a battlefield right now....
i need to finish off packing away the remaining winter clothes,
make room for summer clothes....
the wardrobe is the 2nd black-hole in my room (2nd to my working table) as i can't find anything at all.....
actually, my whole room is a battlefield, a black-hole.... terrible.....

my little piece of *paris*





Thursday, May 21, 2009

those good old days


your birthday today...
reminds me of my diary...
for a very short period of time, i used to keep a diary.
i would write down all my *unpleasant* thoughts and feelings....
like how mom got you yet another new transformer but refused to buy me the doll i have been wanting for ages....
like how everyone loved you more than me....
like how you could get away with everything but everyone being tough on me.....
obviously, all these happened when we were still very little.... not now... hahahaha....

this diary keeping habit only lasted for a very short period of time.
i couldn't remember what was the turning point but after awhile (when we grew older),
all the yelling, fighting ceased..... (i remember you sticking modelling clay to my hair one time during our routine fight.... in the end, mom had to cut off the section of my hair as the clay grew really hard and could not be removed!) . no more pushing and pulling and yelling! imagine how relieved mom & dad were (could finally get some good sleep)!!!

every now and then, i miss those days....
no, i don't mean the *naughty* stage....
i miss the days when we shared our room.... shared toys.... did our homework side by side... sneaked out to the kitchen to eat candies while mom & dad were fast asleep.... made dad played *selling dim sum* with us.... me & my girlfriends made you played girly games with us.... how you pretended to be skywalkter and me as darth vader....

.... and i don't think you know about the diary thing... hahahaha
all you need to know now is that
you're the best.
the best brother any sister would wish for.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a BIG grin


from sugar to you, my dear brother.
hope you have a great and happy day tomorrow.

no pictures of brownie here,
as he said he wants to say
***HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!***
in person
wow wow wow

Monday, May 18, 2009

.... just not yet


the best excuse....
this coffee cup cozy is just too pretty to be sitting idle!!!
i guess it's ok to have just one cup of coffee a day.... right?
thanks my dear!
love you!

xoxoxo

they got our heads spinning @@@@@


that saturday....
that night....

the only reason i went was because of nouvelle vague....
went with high expectation
left with serious dizziness@@@@@

in order of appearance:
~ my little airport
~ high tone
~ nouvelle vague

waited over two and a half hours for NV's turn.....
the waiting was too long.....


HIGH TONE was alright...
but i would definitely prefer NV to play before them.....



while waiting for NV,
i needed to find something to keep me interested....
(somotu was busy playing with his phone............ hahahaha)

... and that something was the control panel....
laptops, many many buttons....
quite fascinating to me.....


... a close-up....
looks like candies, like beads, like a piece of woven fabric......

i didn't get to stay till the end....
cuz somotu was too bored, too dizzy from the non-stop electro beats of HIGH TONE
a bit disappointed... but it's alright.... i was actually a bit dizzy too.....
next time la.... hopefully next time, it will just be NV

oops... of course i enjoyed NV's part...
especially melaine pain...
she is so cute and i love her way of dancing... quite sexy...
and definitely her voice.... so sweet and soothing that i think it can melt anything.......


Sunday, May 17, 2009

a promise to myself


.... that i'm going to try cutting back on my caffeine intake....
this weekend,
i was able to limit to just one cup a day....
actually i could have had none at all...
but,
the coffee place was just too nearby..... i was too hungry.... i was bored.... i needed to get something for someone..... i was....
yeah, i can think of millions of excuses....
but one a day is not that bad...
it's going to be harder on the weekdays.... too many *headaches* to deal with...
maybe i will try cutting back to two cups a day first....

i need to think of a replacement....
water!
i shall drink more water.....

natural colors


white is the best
but sometimes need to throw in a little color here and there to spice things up....
cream, beige, mocha.... soothing colors.....

for sale


are two rolls of fur
one in a lighter shade of brown
and
another in a slightly darker shade of brown
100% geniune and pure, have not been chemically treated.... though they smell a little (hahahaha)
perfect for felting, knitting projects.....
bonus (only this week) :: each roll comes with the actual *fur-maker*
..... the real poodle...... in matching color.... non-stop supply of fur!!
hohohoho

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

drunken baby


"one moreeee!!!!!!! #*@&$(@#&$ moreeeee....."


"wheresssssssssss myyyyy champagnneeee............."
"i can't seeee i canntt seee......."


hmm it's right behind your back, girl....
"oohhhhhhhhhh"


"gotttt itttttttttttttttttttttttt....."
*gup gup gup gup gup*
*ahhhhh*


"$%(*&#$(^&(^&#$(^&"
what?
you are so un-lady-like!

"no morrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeee...................eeeeeeeeeeee"
"another oneeeeeee"
sugar, you are really done.

"yesssss...........i m........................"

......... doneeeeeeeee..................
just how can you get drunk with a bottle of fake champagne????

sugar, i think you can get the best supporting actress this year.
"wait, was i not the main actress?"
no, the main actress was the bottle of champagne.....
without it, no one can tell you are acting *drunk*
............................. eeeeeeeeee