Friday, February 26, 2010

A place I called HOME land

Can you see the slide ...

Taiping Lake Garden, the scene still remain the same,
fresh air, pool of still lake, twisted-curvie trees

Casuarina Tree, the beautiful name of this curvy trees.

Piece of peaceful land inside the city.
(Ideal place for retreat)

Take a deep breath !

The slide that you see in the 1st picture of this post.

The slide was made in concrete , it was there since ... oops...for sure it's 'old'.

Brave KWen was slid down her own.

(I do the slid fun)

This Sunday, we will celebrate the last day of Chinese New Year, or called as Chap Goh Mei (Valentine Day in Lunar Calendar)

Wishing everyone a good day :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fabulous Paper Swap Package arrived !!!

I signed in the Tags and Cards Swap which hosted by Woven Letters.

See what my partner in TAG SWAP send me.

Debra Eck from USA send me the wonderful ephemera, sketch, vintage map last 2 months.

Beautiful tags

My package arrived from Joy Meadows and what a wealth of great stuff was inside!
So many beautiful treasures, so bright and colourful!

The ATCs

The ephemera (can't wait to play with)

embossing card

and stack of cards .... such fabulous !!

Thank you , thank you !!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Random : Auspicious

Paper Cutting

The flowers in my garden are blooming.

'Fu Guai Hua' 富貴花 = Prosperity Flower

'Shui Mei'水梅 ~ One Kind of Japaneseplum
(good in smell)

Little flowers from the Longan tree


(Photo credit - DH)

My submission to Inspiration Avenue for this week challenge ~ Reflection.
This photo was taken few days ago when I was in my hometown ~ Taiping Lake Garden , Perak.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Random Post : Happy Chinese New Year (1)

14th February, is the first day of Chinese New Year (CNY) and also the Valentine day. All the Chinese from the world celebrating CNY.
We celebrate 15 days of CNY.

Gong Xi Fa Cai = Wishing You a Prosperous New Year

This music album 黒膠唱片 (vinyl records) play on an old player.
(FIL keep about 200 pieces of those antique records, even most of them are older than my age, the sound can comparable to CD and I can say it's even better than CD)

(During my time, the vinyl records was replaced by the cassette.)


First day of CNY,
We eat
We play
We laugh
We receive lots of red packets.....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Creative Tuesday : Muse

muse - the source of an artist's inspiration; "Euterpe was his muse"

Visit Hot Toast and Jam for the Creative Tuesday.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

立春 Spring start ...

Today, 4 February 2010, 6.42am is beginning of season Spring. In Chinese text, 立春 (Li-chun), "Li" is the means "Start", while "Chun" means Spring. From that day until the beginning of summer period, were referred to the spring. Beginning spring of the year, starting February 4 or 5, the sun arrived in longitude 315 degrees. In ancient time "4 Li" means Spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons begin its agricultural meaning "Spring kinds , summer long, the autumn harvest.
We do have Summer for most of the months and few months of raining seasons in my country. Thus, the season spring is really not that obvious or caused any impact in our daily life.
** Or sigh ... may be I did not aware of it.
However , Spring symbolise a good start of a new year for me !
Spring, we welcome you.