Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A review in June 2019 so far

1) Start anew in career life. I do find joy in my own profession, enjoy the process of giving solution and presented the solution in 'creative' way. Besides, I also expanding my circle of friends

2) Affinity in Chinese Metaphysics - Feng Shui or called as Qi Energy, as one of the branch ancient knowledge in Yi Ching. I signed up a Feng Shui course with Joey Yap last year, and I find out that his teaching of this ancient art really an eye opener for me. 

3) Solo trip in coming end of June. One thing in life made me happy, is travel. Instead of waiting or procrastinate, I decided to kick off the first one in 2018, went to Romania with a group of enthusiastic backpacker. to The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

4) Be more with less. Sometimes, we hold onto things that no longer serve us. I do learn that let go of stuff, clothes, books (still have resistance). Practice buy less and not buying. 

5) Continuous learning, find encourage in life. 

6) Continue my passion in art journaling. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

First painting in 2018

Hello dear, it have been a while I have not do any posting on this blog. 

Creativity comes in seasons. There’s a time to harvest your ideas. And there’s a time to let the field sit fallow. 

One of the day, I decided to revive the painting that sit on the desk for years. 
Original painting (Old)
(Process) To destroy 
I add in darker color, like black, purple, brown to overlay the original painting.
I have nothing in my mind. But just comfort to myself, let your inner self direct you .

Through the painting process, I learn to let go, to believe and trust that everything will fine.

Pursue progress instead of chasing perfection. (Robin Sharma)

And after half an hour ...the new piece comes to life.

There's path in me.
I just need to surrender and believe its will lead me to the way I supposed to be in. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Reset and restart

2017, remarkable of another year that I start from 'zero' again.

First time reset was happened in year 2011. I quit the organisation that I have worked for 15 years -and join in another organisation of different industry.

In the early month of 2017, I have a feeling in me that I was in a 'still/stagnant' stage and which deep side of me which want to 'move' forward. The feeling is strong and I am so glad that concurrently the opportunities knocked my door. I quickly grab the opportunity and tender my resignation.

So, as of today, I am so much happy that I have make up my mind earlier and grab the opportunities.
I am more clear now and the important things is that I know what I want :)

The items in the following list are vital for me to create my * dream *.

1) Love myself first
2) Be a tourist in your own city
3) Allocate at least 1 day for myself  
4) Keep the habit of Reading
5) Continue to read the books in the shelves 
6) Practice and attend to Yoga class
7) To do yoga / stretching at home
8) Learning deep breathing
9) Treat myself good lunch twice in a working week
10) Attend to spiritual retreat class 

11)Allow 15 minutes in the morning for daily inspiration
12) Review portfolio status once a month
13) Look for 4% return investment
14) Open a trading account
15) Post 4 times a month at myGingerMint 
16) Meditate daily
17) Tidy up my FDC & Stamps collection
18) Pamper myself … Facial
19) Fly the kite 
20) De-cluttering the KJ and CS room

21) To let go the art suppliers stuff that I'm no longer use 
22) Buy only those I need
23) Sell / donate the old magazines
24) To do something with the Postcards
25) Simplified the wardbrobe
26) Recycling home stuff
27) Use the pen before commit to buy the new one
28) Plan family trip (local / oversea)
29) Reduce meat, more veggie , more fruits
30) Visit Zine / MT Tape Fairs

31) Plan for 1 year - Europe trip
32) Visit to libraries
33) Go for a picnic
34) Making my own zine
35) Capture everyday with camera
36) Learn to use photoshop / illustrator
37) Learn sketching
38) House keeping photos in my hard disk 
39) Knit / crochet the yarn i bought
40) Gather with mom, sisters and brother bimonthly

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cool Junk Stack, Washi Tape and Zine are listed in Etsy store

  1. Cool Junk Stack (Set A to E)

every set consists of Tim Holtz embellishment, paper goods, cards and etc. 

2. MT Washi Tape

3. Handmade Zine ~ Nanyang Coffee and Tea


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Zine 2017 : Nanyang Coffee & Tea

first ever zine produced by me
the idea is stay long enough inside me.


one day while i sipping teh-c in a local kopitiam, the voice came in and said ...not every visitors came to here will know how to order the tea/coffee in Nanyang lingo. 

If you would like to order plain tea OR coffee + sugar  OR tea + condense milk OR tea + spices
what is the correct 'name' to order from.

Besides, i had ran through few states in Malaysia in order to collect the few shot on the saucer plate

The process to produce this zine is important for me.
and I am totally believe that ....
Just start doing it, and everything will unfold by itself. 

Kindly let me know if you like my zine and intend to adopt one of them (digital or physical copy).  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Moleskine : Year 2016 in a review

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished : tell yourself that was has passed will never come back. 

" The moment you change your perception , is the moment you re-write the chemistry of your body".

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Resolution

Hello 2017. 
I've set my 2017 New Year Resolution, mainly focus on the big ticket items. 

"Living in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without ever touching the books. ~ Manley Hall" 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The 5 mistakes I want to stop making in 2017

I made many mistakes in 2016 and reviewed some of them in Moleskine. I will avoided these mistakes in 2017 (Read Inspiration post).

3 portion for 4
My family comprises of 2 adults and 2 children.
When eating outside, we used to order each one of us a portion of meal. 
However, most of the time we were not really enjoy the food, not because there were unappetizing. But because it was too much for a family like us, small eater. 

Credit card 

Not to feel guilty to own many cards. There are served for different purposes. One to get cash rebate, the other one to enjoy discounts and points accumulation. 
Starts in 2017, be a wiser spender .

Online shopping  

Many opined that online shopping is an evil things. 
But I think I can do online shopping in fun way. 
And there are many online providers. Many promotions bundled with the seasons. Do the  price comparison and you will get a good bargain. In the process, you will have more time to cool down and think if you really need the stuff.   

Be calculative (about the quality). 

I have experienced in purchase of clothing. 
Buy 5 pieces with 'n' price and buy 1 piece of 'n' price. 
Ends up, the 5 pieces are kept in the wardrobe because I feel not comfort in wearing them. 
Quality is the matter. 

We talked about passion all the time. But without 'action', there are just a piece of dream of passion. 

Like instead of saying, “I’m passionate about traveling” I should replace that with “Today I’m going to plan a trip. I need $2,000 for the trip and I gonna to save $167 per month”

'Act' now! Do something. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Moleskine : 2016 Christmas

I wish the love will extending to 2017.
May you be loved and healthy. 

2016 Christmas dinner @ Le Moon's cafe.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sunshine corner at the Malacca Trash & Treasure Market (Part B)

This is one of mine favorite corner at the Trash & Treasure Market,  
the eye catchy deco and the 'juicy' succulent. 
The lovely lady, owner of the stall introduced me a new plant she gotten recently, the Lithops. 
It's shape like a stone for me.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

First use of TN Notebook

The Super Heroes collection ~ at the right corner in this journal, the stamps that earned upon certain money spent in a hypermarket. The stamps can be used to redeem some miniature. But I just felt that the stamps was far more cuter than the miniature.  

♦ and a simple sketch of the map to the Trash Market

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Malacca Trash and Treasure Market (Part A)

Another treasure hunt for the weekend.This is such a wonderful place to wander in Malacca city during weekend. The indoor flea market is opened only on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

           I wish to turn this antique lamp to good uses. 

It is such a good idea to locate the books in this manner.

The multi drawer cabinet has drawn my attention. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

A sanctuary for Stationery lover

I had a blast at the Stickerrific in The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.  

I adore the calligraphy written on the small display board.  

The stationery studio is filled with varieties of stickers, ink, calligraphy nibs, planners, notebooks and washi tapes !! Probably the best part of the store is the spacious space for the journaler / planner addict. Besides, I was busy to look at the ephemera pasted in every corner. 

My main objective for the visit was to get myself a set of Travelers Notebook (Midori). 


I also can't get my eyes off those real-life sampling.




Stickerrific (& online store)
No. 83-1-2, First Floor,
The Square, Jaya One,
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor