I bought this DIY cake from Living Cabin. It was fun sewing. Though I find it hard to get the right stitch initially, but after that I get the hang of it.. Yippie!!!
I'm back.....to this hot and humid country two days ago. It is extremely hot here after I landed in KLIA. Anyway, this trip was fun, relaxing and better than previous trip.
Tadaa...Here are the photos.
Garlic Jo's Restaurant where I had dinner on Tuesday night. I just had garlic spaghetti with creamy cheese gravy. Yummy.
Spectacular view of Mount Fuji.
Oops, zoomed too much until got ahead into digital zoom..haha... Btw, I'm just using a compact digital camera, hence I can't get the best photos out of it.
On Wednesday, I have completed my task in the morning. After lunch, I decided to visit Kamakura to see the Daibutsu Den (The Great Buddha). As I looked into the train map, I need to take 3 trains to reach there..hmm, I comtemplated at first, on getting into the right train at each changeover. Come on, it was just once in a lifetime, getting lost shouldn't be a big deal in a safe country. Hence, I braved myself, packed with maps and catalogues, and more maps, went down to the train station.
While sitting in the train, I took these photos.
These houses are located just beside the train station. Will the residents being disturbed by noise made by train?
At Kamakura, while walking on the way to Daibutsu Den, I saw this small shrine.
Let's read about the Great Buddha.
I just took photos of the garden from outside the gate.
The end of adventure in Kamakura.
On the plane.
The end of Japan trip..huhu.. Back to reality life. :(
1. Golden Lucky Stars in Star Bottle, 2. Funky Red to Pink Lucky Stars, 3. Cute Hello Kitty Postcard From Japan, 4. Shimmery Heart Origami Box, 5. Valentine's Pink Stars, 6. Golden Lucky Stars
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The banner is not yet completed. I need to add the name of my shop and short slogan on it. I will do it on a later time. :)
Well, this book tells about a happy lovely couple of David and Norah whom just gave birth to a pair of twins (Paul and Phoebe) in 1965. The baby boy was healthy but the baby girl has Down Syndrome. To protect the complications of taking care of Down Syndrome baby from Norah and knowingly how it destroyed his mother life when his sister (June) died, David gave his baby girl to his nurse, Caroline to send her to an institution. However, seeing the wretched condition of the institution, Caroline decided to raise Phoebe by herself. Hence, David kept this secret of his baby girl by telling Norah that Phoebe died right after she born.
Wonder how was the life of two families of David and Caroline goes on as the both Paul and Phoebe grew up? Will they meet with each other later on? Are their characters similar with each other? I'm not revealing the story here, as it wouldn't be a suspense for other readers.
As I read the book towards the end, I realised that David's prediction was wrong that Down Syndrome baby could not live until 10 years old and public should accept Down Syndrome people. Down Syndrome people are just difficult to raise but they are humans and have feelings too.
Because of this devastating secret that kept by David for his lifetime, he broke his own family apart where Norah had an affair on their holiday and Paul ran away to pursue his dream as a musician which is against David's will.
I'm deeply moved by this book plot with family dramas of regrets, love, decisions, and the consequence of choices that made which could affect a lifetime. I have learnt that one shouldn't keep any secrets or lies from your loved ones as you won't know what will happen in future due to a secret that you have kept.
In conclusion, I will recommend this book for those who like dramas, suspense and love. It's a gripping novel and beautifully written. :)
That's Wall-E. He is the smarter and more curious than Kiwi. Kiwi is having sand bath in a bathroom. :)
I usually put them in a large box and they go for bath in their bathroom while I wash their cage and change their wood bedding.
Back to Japan.I'm trying to minimise expenses here. I will not buy unneccessary things due to high currency rate of Yen and RM. The previous rate was 1000yen to RM36. Now, the rate is 1000 yen toRM42. Huge difference of RM6!!! Though Japan economy has been badly affected, why their currency value is much higher now? Has our M'sian currency value drop?
The current economy state experienced in M'sia may worsen towards year end. I must save money for the impending economy recession. Hence, I'm not spending it in other country than mine. :)
Gotta get ready for dinner. :) I'm still tired and lack of sleep due to night flight. I hate night flight because I can't sleep in the plane.
Pinky lucky stars, but they don't look attractive in camera. :( Had been trying hard to get the best photos from it, but fail.
Next is origami box. I learnt folding origami box from my ex-colleague.
Another item on Etsy is Star Jar comes with Golden Lucky Star
Besides that, I'm very glad that I have made first sale in Etsy. I have sold Hello Kitty Lucky Star Strips. YAY!!! I'm very excited and I can't wait to send out first package to my customer.Seems that this item is the most viewed item in my shop. I guess there are many Hello Kitty fans around the world. I'm gonna stock up this item and relist this item again..yippie, hope that I can get more sales from it.
I chosen "fook" in conjuction of Chinese New Year celebration. "Fook" means happiness and joy to all Chinese during CNY. I hope that I defined it correctly because I'm not Chinese educated girl.
I'm gonna list new items soon on my Etsy shop soon. I'm pushing myself to complete the item as soon as possible. Ahh, talking about time, I can't focus on craft during working days. I would be very tired after coming home and just wanna read newspaper before call it a night. Nevermind, I will work on crafts during weekends. :)
I have been searching materials eg. wrapping papers, cardstocks and folding origamis for the last whole week... Finally I'm glad to gather all the items that I have made and listed in Etsy shop. I think it's been a fruitful week to fold stars, making origami box, making bookmarks, tried to make a note card but failed, and searching for a bottles, thinking how to ship to overseas and its postage fee, and also billing system in Etsy. Wow, I have never done that for the past holidays. I usually spent my holidays unproductively like watching tv and sleeping.
Valentine's Day Swap for my partner from USA. The package consists of a Valentine's Day Card, Cute teddy Bear, and Shinyo Ningro as extra for heart. I have included a swap card to show I sent the package to her.
Another swap package for my partners from USA as well. The swap consists of a postcard, 3 unused postage stamps and post it note. I have included my swap card.
It is fun swapping with others. I'm wondering what am I going to receive soon.. However, the disadvantage of swapping is that the postage fee is quite expensive if sending it to overseas. I feel like stopping for a while from swapping due to high postage fee and most of participants are from USA.
Anyway, I'm glad that setting up my online shop on Etsy. Please remember to view my shop from time to time as I will add more items soon.