Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shocking news and dissapointments

I might have been too distracted with my work and life here in Penang, and i might be the last one to know this. YET, this shocking news had made me sleepless, literally.

MMU (Multimedia University), my former university, the place where I've grown to become someone wiser and mature, had became a place I've not known at all.

The former president of MMU, Prof Ghauth, had lef for good and now was replaced with someone "not so smart" (in another word stupid). I'm not sure how true is this, i've only heard from a friend, but Prof Chua, our Engineering Dean had left for UTAR? Thats something really shocking!

He has been an inspiration for all the Engineering students, yet he chose to left? Something cheeky isn't it? Something is really wrong!

I've heard so many good lecturers had left and leaving, arrgghh! there goes MMU! It was a really good University, you know?




Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My online blogshop- Stephanie's

You know, I've been thinking, my name for my online blogshop. Some told me to keep my herbal tree, some said herbal design....but I think I wanna make it Stephanie's, simple and nice.

I have roughly completed the online blogshop,

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Let see, how to increase my blog hits? I haven't thought of it yet, arrgghh..nvm, i'll just publish it and see what i can do. Help me out, will you?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Give me a reason why i shouldn't be happy?

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I am SOOOoooo happy, because How brought back 50 lots of Sculpey and Fimo polymer clay from SunnyVale, very heavy but he did it!

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All 50 lots of polymer clay fit in nicely in a large square container, I'm still smiling on my face :) When i'm busy thinking of what i want to make with the clay, then i realized i haven't got my oven, and even if i bought an oven, i don't know where to put it.

Sheena's Convocation

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Monash University's convocation 2008 has due last August, but i didn't have time to arrange my pictures. Her convocation wasn't as grand as the one i had, it was like 1/3 scale down or maybe lesser, after all, Sunway Resort has halls that can only fit in hundreds instead of thousands like mine.

Though the convocation wasn't big, but it was luxury i must say. They served buffet snacks which i think it was too tasty! i mean, this is what you get if you have a hotel convocation, carpet hall ways for taking pictures, amazing interior design and expensive tea buffet. Attendees, i would say are above average, with designers' bags and clothing, even if they don't have designers' wear, they sure look elegant!

There, i felt a big difference between MMU convocation 2007 (which was mine la!) and Monash U's. Mine was a disaster, wet and crowded. Wet because it was pouring heavily, we couldn't get out to the floras and the fantastic landscapes. Ok, not that fantastic, but still i love the feeling of having taken pictures with the nature in my rob and mortarboard.

So, back to sheena's convocation. Her convocation was simple and fast (this is how it should works, isn't it?), don't have lengthy speech, crappy announcements. They have lots of souvenirs for sales outside the hallway, there's this lil teddy bear wearing Monash graduate rob, very cute......but so expensive la!

Pictures galore,
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Daddy and I bought her flowers, which daddy thinks it looked like those for dead person. HAHA!

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Edwin's mum got her the gigantic pig, SOOOOOooooo CUTE!

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Flying mortarboards.

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Sheena and her classmates.

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Edwin and sheena.

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Sheena and Pauline, her best friend.

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Grandma and Sheena.

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One big family. Look at my squirrel face!

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Gua Tempurung pictures update

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I had my 1st caving experience, my 1st time and will be my only time i guess. I didn't like the shit smell, bats' shit of course. I almost suffocate inside, ok....i was exaggerating , but it was really unbearable.

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We had gone through rivers and slits that were so narrow that we had to crawl over in the water. It was so funny to see everyone trying to keep their heads and bags above the water, i had my torch light in my mouth, and my teeth were so sore after that. Dumb me!

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I think the only fun part about caving is that you get to play with the muddy slide.

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...and squeeze through tiny holes like this. It's like a 2 storeys house, where u have to reach the ground floor from 1st floor through a hole. I find it a lil bit scary, what if the hole breaks? what if my hand slipped?

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While i am waiting for my turn to squeeze through the hole ( only 1 person can go through at a time), i saw centipede!!!! that thing just came out from no where and went away to no where. I can't see where it has gone, because that thing just moved too fast.

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The most important thing to bring when u go caving is to bring a torch light, because it is really dark and i'm sure u can't see nuts if u don't have flash light. Trust me!

The mist/smoke/dust or whatever is it, we can't see it when we were there, only when in the pictures. Feeling chilly already?

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We started the journey by getting ourself soaking wet, then muddy slide and tunnel, finished with a few hundred steps of stairs (that almost kill me, i hate stairs!), we've reached Gua Tempurung most magnificent view.

Million years of lime stones under the bright light, i suddenly feel so romantic, really, no kidding. Though the smell was still around, but i was distracted by the view for the 1st time.

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Out last group picture before we leave the cave, so tired and sticky!

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My tips to Gua Tempurung,

1. bring flash light
2. wear old clothes, the proof is in the picture, our pants were all stained with mud and it won't go off no matter how many times i've washed it. So, i threw it away eventually, most of my friends' too.
3. Wear open toe stripped slippers, unless u want your feet to swim in your shoes. Some might prefer covered shoes, but i think it feels yucky with water flooded in your shoes. Because you practically soak your legs into the water/river.
4. don't bring things that might fall out easily, especially cell phone, because i saw someone lost their phones into the river and couldn't find it.

After we'd cleaned up ourself, we headed to Ipoh for lunch. You know, as usual la, everyone goes to Ipoh for Chicken rice, which i think it's so expensive!!!

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After lunch, everyone walked over to pack salted chicken, as popular as it is. People are queuing for chickens!!

It was only 3 in the afternoon, so we decided to do a lil shopping.

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..........up to the Cameron Highland's. Everyone bought a full car of vege except for peter who bought only THREE carrots for his tortoises and i bought a pot of tree :)

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So many beautiful flowers, we had herbal eggs and hot steam corns, it was like heaven! Did i mentioned it was raining while we were having our snacks, imagine the temperature, so nice!

Going to Cameron Highlands was a long journey, took us hours to reach Tambun for dinner. When we reached out dinner place, it was already 9 something at night. We reached home at 11pm. We left home at 6.20am in the morning and reached home at 11pm at night, we were out for 17 freaking hours!!!

I still have to clean up a lil bit before i buried myself in my bed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Four leaf clover found!

It was a request form a friend. How lucky i am to find four leaf clover charm, this is for you, let me know how you wanted it to be. I have many more four leaf clover in different colours, will have more designs on that :)

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On the other hand, out of the blue Peter told me that he wanted to make a key-chain. I guess i must have affected him with my beading virus. Smart guy though, took him a lil while to learn the basic concept of beading and adding some creativity too.

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While Peter is having his creativity, i had mine too. I used memory wire and black seed bead to make a bangle, then added a black glove charm with a lil glass cube bead. Don't you think it looks lovely? I just love how simple it is to make and so gorgeous when wear on it. I will make more of this design in the future.

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Bracelets for sale!

I'm so excited, I'am finally here to sell some of my handmade bracelet after much hesitation. Each item is made with love and nicely designed, I hope you will like this :)

**PINK SECRET**

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Ingredient : Pink Swarovski bicones, pewter key charm, enamel butterfly charm, purple acrylic beads and white gold plated chain.

Measurement : 17-18 cm (including toggle)
Price : RM18.90 (SOLD)
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***OCEAN SECRET***

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Ingredient : Blue Swarovski bicones, pewter key charm, enamel butterfly charm, blue dyed mother of pearl and white gold plated chain.

Measurement : 17-18 cm (including toggle)
Price :RM18.90 (SOLD)
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***PEARL SECRET***

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Ingredient : Pink acrylic beads, Mother of Pearl chip, enamel butterfly charm, white gold plated chain.
*click here for more information*

Measurement : 17-18 cm (including toggle)
Price :RM18.90 (SOLD)
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***GARDEN DRAGONFLY***

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Ingredient : Acrylic green and purple beads, cream daisy natural pearl shell, dragonfly charm and white gold plated chain.
*Click here for more information*

Measurement : 17-18 cm (including toggle)
Price : RM11.90 (SOLD)
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***LOVE SICK***

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Ingredient : Purple and pink Chinese crystal bicones, rose quartz chips, purple acrylic round beads, medicine box charm and while gold plated chain.
*click here for more information*

Measurement :17-18cm
Price : RM12.90 (SOLD)
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All bracelets will be packed in a blue paper envelope. I am in the midst of looking for suitable boxes , mean while, i hand-made this lovely paper envelope with cream and baby blue satin ribbons.

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Your bracelet will looks like this from the inside with bubble wrap for protection.

p/s :Just in case you think that the bracelet is either too big or too small for you, let me know, i can readjust the chain to suit your wrist :)

p/s: If you're buying these as a gift, I can always wrap it nicely for free :)

p/s: I'm not sure how much is the postage for these items, as i'm not sure of the weight, but will update as soon as possible. Shipping won't be exceeding RM10 for sure, for those who is in Penang, we can arrange COD (cash on delivery) :)