Bruce said this

June 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Little reminders go a long way. Especially from those who inspired and contributed to the society.

I got down to working on part 1 of 12 for my mood board. 11 others inspiring folks coming up soon. I just hope it won’t end up looking like a cemetery. Bruce Lee

Self-trimmed Bangs

May 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

My friend who is a hair stylist taught me a trick to keep my bangs in shape. That is to trim a little bit once a week so that it looks like it hasn’t grown out. It’s fun but i usually ended up chopping off more than intended. However, i’m hooked onto it and its a weekly affair now! I think i’m getting better each week.

self trimmed bangs

Onto something big

April 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Am working on something big (in my own context) –re-skinning my mood board at work. Hurray! This may take awhile though.

coco

8.23am on Monday Morning

March 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

I shuffled to work.to work i go

Donating to buy coffins in Bangkok

March 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

By now you would have been tired of me talking about Bangkok. Hear me out! There’s something interesting I must share.

We did a short trip to Bangkok during the Lunar New Year and did something quite interesting – donating money to buy coffins for the people who can’t afford to or for unclaimed bodies found. Upon hearing “donating money to buy coffin”, the image casted in our heads was of a dark, scary, secluded place under an humongous old tree, where stray dogs circle around you cautiously as you walk into the temple and an old man with the longest and whitest hair waits for you at the door… What a morbid thing to do during the Chinese New Year.

The truth is far from it. It turns out that Ruamkatanyu Foundation is a simple yet crowded hall next to a temple and at the side of many others that stood out majestically against the blue skies. There is no old man with long white hair but regular people took seats behind a row of counters filling up paperwork for each donation. You will be given two pieces of documents, the first to stick on the empty coffin and the other to burn after prayers. Once the paperwork is done, the nice caretakers of the temple guided us through the sequence of offering prayers to the deities. And we were done!

Ruamkatanyu Foundation

dropping off

My contribution copy coffins copy temple copy old man copy other temples copy intricate details copy bells copy cat copy

It’s good to know that the less fortunate are being taken care at the final stage of their lives. Just a little something I wanted to share.

The brotherhood of the lamppost

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’ve witness this many times. There are so many streetlights, but why do the birds need to huddle up and squeeze on just one? Is it a family of one husband with two wives and five children or merely a bunch of friends gossiping on the lamppost? Maybe they are waiting for the 56th car to crap on. Otherwise, why?birds

Customised sticky notes

February 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

I recently came across a free sticky note printable on How About Orange and it reminded me of all the little notes we used to print and stuck them on the documents at work. And i thought maybe i should customise my own ‘to-do’ stickies to brighten up my workspace. I somehow got carried away. With some free vectors and awesome fonts, TADA! Sticky greetings for my colleagues! I hope it perked up their day. You can make some of yours today!stickies

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