Thursday, 28 February 2013

Handmade Rattan Goods :)

On my recent visit to Kuala Kangsar , the royal town of Perak, Malaysia,  for some site work, we passed this place ( Lembah ) facing the Perak  River , where they sell rattan products. Gosh, they have many little shops selling rattan stuff like lamp shades, weave bags from palm leaves, and clay products like the clay vase and pots which the town is famous for.  They called the clay vessel " Labu Sayong ' in the local language. This special black clay water vessel is made from riverclay and it holds drinking water and keeps the water cold at all times.  My colleague and I really enjoyed browsing through all the stuffs in the shop . We didn't buy anything from the shop when we were there but I don't mind going there again, this time with the family :)

I like the rattan lamp shade and their colorful food cover :)

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Handmade Gift Card

I  used to make my own greeting cards when I was younger . But with online greetings available , this hobby of mine has stopped and just recently I received a handmade card and gosh it brought back fond memories on how I used to make my own ' Teacher's Day Card', Mother's Day , Birthday's Card and Valentine's Day Card .  This is a  gift card I received recently and have kept amongst my other cards.  Simple but yet looks great :)   I love the color combination ...classy and you can't get this design and so exclusive :)   I love receiving handmade cards :)  I think I want to go back to making my own greeting cards...yea I think I will. I can start making them now :p so that the next birthday greeting cards will be ready for my loved ones.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Piggies 2013 Calendar :)

Now it is already coming to March and I know I can't keep this calendar for long. It is a quite collection of Piggies in a Calendar for 2013.  I received Piggies 2013 calendar from my Piggy Cuz.  The piggies are so photogenic and I adore every piggy model in the calendar.  They really know how to pose for the calendar :)  Have a sneak peek at these cute  piggy models  and I am sure you too will find them adorable.  Thank you Piggy Cuz for piling me with Piggies gift....looking at them every day cheers me and make my day happy ! :)

Enjoy and have a blessed day !

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Pots Of Herbs :)

Showing off some of the herbs that I planted in my small and cramped up garden :p  I have sweet basil, tarragon, rosemary,  lemon mint, italian parsley, kaffir lime, lantern chilli , daun kalsom ( for  laksa)  But my herbs plants usually lasted for 5-6 months and I have to replaced them with new pots :p  I am hopeless when it comes to greens. I can baked well but do not have green fingers.  So do not envy me...okay.  I am better off in the kitchen than in the garden.  One thing good is that I can have the herbs  at any time when I needed them in my cooking. 

Enjoy !

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Ecology Measuring Spoons :) Love It To Bits

Saw this set of 4 measuring spoons at Metrojaya...the last set and I grabbed it before the next person took it.  And guess was Christmas sale and I got it for a song.  Less 50% !  whoot whoot!

taken from the cover of the box:-

The philosophy of the ECOLOGY brand of products is that they are produced after every aspect of the product development and manufacture process has been considered in order to reduce the environmental impact of the products and packaging we use in our everyday life such as :

- use of sustainable forestry
- type of energy used in the manufacture process
- reducing the carbon footprint of our products
- recycability of our products & packaging
- new technology to reduce carbon emissions
- the use of biodegradeable materials

I think I will buy ecology products from now :)

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Friday, 15 February 2013

A Piece Of Art - Glass Vase With Crack Lines Design

I bought this glass vase with crack lines design from the flea market and it has been sitting on my office desk for almost 30 years now.  I looked at it every day and wonders when it will crumble down in pieces but as it is, it is still holding well :)  A friend told me the cracks might be the original design and  she laughingly say this vase may make me rich LOL!  Well, if you guys wanna offer me a good price for it, I might let go of it :)

For me, this is a piece of art :)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My First Lesson In Photography - Depth Of Field :p

My first lesson in photography LOL!   I took this with my old faithful Canon Powershot A550 and was happy that a point and shoot camera can give me this showing some depth of field here :)  This is bead pencil holder from Sarawak.   I learnt the technique from Josh, my son.   He told me a point and shoot camera can give you depth of field if you know the techniques....and this spur me on to learn how to use my point and shoot camera to the fullest.  I hope to be able to take more beautiful picture with with technique on it.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Salt & Pepper Shaker - Caught In Act , LOL!

My Salt and Pepper Shaker from my son, Josh !  LOL! I know you guys this might look obscene but I find it  cute :p  He toured Amsterdam during his Europe tour and when he saw this he fell in love with it and bought it for me.......knowing I collect Piggies stuff....he told me..." your guests to dinner will be thrilled with this salt and pepper "   When he was in Amsterdam , he phoned me and told me that he found something nice for me and that I will be thrilled to bits when I see it  and true I was thrilled and amazed at the same time that he bought this for me!  What a cute gift from a son to a mother.  I love it ! >@< >@<

Hope you like this too !  * wink wink

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Coin Purse With Cute Piggy Face :)

This cute coin purse was given to me by Jo's friend, Kristy.  She went back to Shanghai for her semester break and got this coin purse with the piggy face on it..LOL!  Even Jo's friends all knew I am a collector of Piggies stuff  >O<   Never knew that they too read this blog of mine.  A place where I can showcase all the Piggies stuff  I collected so far.   "   Kristy, thank you for this cutie purse and thanks for the thought too " 

I have a few more interesting Piggies stuff to showcase to you in my next post. Stay tuned  !

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Letter Set Two - Cute !

This is another Letter set given to me by my Piggy cute that I am not going to use it but will add it to my treasure box.   Love it !  Thank you Piggy Cuz for this letter set...SO CUTE !   >@<

love that smile......

the inside of the letter set....see the ' love you' at the corner
so this is for writing to loved ones :)

Thank you Piggy Cuz for this letter set.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Cute Animal Letter Set

This Piggy face letter set brought back childhood memories when there were no internet and messages have to be send by postal system :)  I used to have lots of these animal letter pads.  When I received this letter set, I was thrilled to bits and what more, the letter pad looks so cute with the pinky piggy face...So Cute !  The sweet envelope with a happy pinky piggy face on it makes me smile each time I take it out to have a look.  You can guess this was given to me by my Piggy Cuz LOL!  She is now my newly promoted Purchasing Manager * oink oink  >O< ,  reason being each time she sees Piggies in any form, she will not hestitate to buy them for me....I now need a bigger treasure box to hold all the Piggy gifts :)

this cute animal letter set reminds me of my childhood, when there is no internet
and messages goes out by postal system...what we call the snail mail :p

which is better.....the white or the pink ? :)
I like both ! 

love the sweet envelope with the Piggy face :)

Thank you Piggy Cuz for this cute letter set....* hint , I need a bigger treasure box :p

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