Saturday, February 16, 2008


Oil on canvas

Friday, February 15, 2008

At the end

Looking forward to the end of a day,week..
Looking forward to the end of the year,
What is at the end of these
that make longing for the end so near?

At every end - failure to find the end,
All continuous fleeting joy,
endless sad illusions
and fragile connections to the living.

Do my best or worst,
the result is always the same,
left with that same 'I'
before anything was done at all.

Time forgets successes and mistakes
as though they were never born.
A puff of memory,
focussing in and out of reality,
Is it real or just a dream.

How to know where you are ,
if you don't know who you are,
Someone is feeding me thoughts,
like a life support machine..

If only they would stop

Friday, February 01, 2008

His name is RED

hehehe i have the patience of a monkey when trying to sew. Awful sewing hahah... at least i had fun making him.. *cracks up laughing*

THAT"S IT!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE SEWING THIS YEAR... i had enough lol

sometimes you just got to do something silly even if it's a little embarassing.

Bit tired now... I"m sitting here trying to figure out what to do about Chinese New Year which is on the 7th of February... We're having my chinese friend and her husband over to celebrate next weekend and we are going to have steamboat for dinner.

What is a steamboat??? Well... it's basically a pot powered by gas or electric which has soup stock in it. And the entire table is filled with a variety of fresh raw seafood, meats and vegetables. The idea is to put the food you want to eat into the soup stock and cook it and then enjoy the food with a variety of yummy sauces. Pretty interactive and fun. I googled 'steamboat' and found a picture. By the end of the meal, you get the yummiest soup ever from cooking all the food. Not too sure where it originated from. China? Mongolia? The Koreans also have their spicy version probably with kimchi...

What the...............

Okay. I have had such a funny morning.

If you like dolls or funky things.. you just got to visit this site. what a collection of funny looking dolls. They just crack me up. Curiousity got the better of me and i just had to try and make a version of a stupid creature this morning (Yes that is what they are called) ROFL...I didn't have a pattern, so it was kinda "invent as you go". First up was to find a not so lint free bed sock interesting enough..... I didn't know how to finish the sewing of the legs so it looks like the sewing is on the inside but i think this just makes him look even stupider hahahha

Actually .. now that i think of it... I wonder if it's possible to just sew him all around before actually cutting the pattern... then inverting... it might be easier.. I'm gonna try that n ext... STAY TUNED!!! In the meantime here are some pictures of how i made my dodgy stupid sock animal.

Tadaaa poor thing really does look dumb :oD

Cooking on Youtube

I am so totally amazed by Youtube lately. I can't believe the kinds of things you can find on it.

By chance I stumbled upon this clip on how to fold chinese dumplings (jiao zhi) . I thought it was so cool that someone out there has posted how to fold these things. Sometimes cookbooks just don't explain the technique as well. There were many other clips on how to make various chinese foods including those triangular chinese rice dumplings wrapped in banana leaves. Due to translation problems, a lot of different types of chinese dim sum delicacies tend to go under the broad term 'dumpling'.

You can even learn to make bread, pudding or muffin from youtube ... All you have to do is go to and put "how to make muffin" in the query box.