Friday, November 28, 2008

An Evening @ Pyramid

Met up with Jo and Scott yesterday for dinner. We had Carl's Jr. (THE best burger I think I've ever had so far). After that we took some pictures with the christmas deco. I love Christmas deco. Well, to be exact, I love all things christmas. Hehehe.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Birthday Cards for Colleagues

Azliza is our new colleague and probably the sweetest colleague I've ever met. So I made this sweet pinky card to suit her character a little ^^.

Abu is also our new colleague who joined us with Azliza. However when his birthday was on the first few weeks he joined (back in October) and nobody knew it was his birthday. So, I thought of making a card for him to 'ganti balik'. Sorry its late Abu. Hope your birthday was a happy one.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Handmade Card Services


I thought it might be a good idea to do some online business and so I made myself this little advertisement. Yep, in my favourite color again. I hope my cards can help others share love with their loved ones and bring joy to their lives ^^.

More Information:

Price: from RM10 (not including shipping cost)

Shipping services: Yes (invoiced at cost)

Notice: 2 days, not including posting time

Monday, November 24, 2008

Scrapbooking Stores in Malaysia

Last updated 14th March 2014

I first did this research back in 2008.  I was very surprised and excited to find scrapbooking and craft shops blooming in Malaysia. I'm still grateful that we Malaysians are able to have have access to buy these supplies today.  I hope we will be able to get more and more brands into Malaysia.  ^^

I don't mind sharing these info as I believe "Sharing is Caring" and I would love to see more Malaysian crafters coming out with lovely production to enhance our local crafting market.  Also, I hope you all would pass on the information to other fellow beginners ^^

Anyways, this is a recent update I did of the shops I know/found.  Don't think its complete though.  Some are shops that I've personally found and visited while others are from research and some are recommended by friends or readers of my blog.  And from my very own personal experience, some of my personal favourite shops (in no particular order) are as below:

Scrap n Crop
Papier Love
Scrapbook Memories
Craft Haven
The Maker (Miri, Sarawak)
The Artsential (Miri, Sarawak)
Scrappin' Studio (Never shop here but it looks good!!)

Feel free to try out the rest though and please advice if you'd find any awesome stuff.  Till then, happy exploring and hope you guys have fun.  Happy crafting~! Cheerz.

SHOPLOTS

1. PAPIER LOVE
Lot 161, 1st Floor
Western Courtyard
The Curve
6, Jalan PJU 7/3
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Selangor
T: 03 - 7725 4815
E: papierlove@gmail.com

2. SCRAPBOOK MEMORIES (also an online store now)
L2-39A, Tropicana City Mall
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
T: 03 - 7725 0633
F: 03 - 7727 0062
B: http://scrapbookmemoriesmalaysia.blogspot.com/

3. SCRAPPINGVILLE (also an online shop now)
Online Shop Link: http://scrappingville.myshopify.com/
S7, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Bangsar Shopping Centre
285 Jalan Maarof
Bukit Bandar Raya
59000 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03- 2284 4302
E: scrappingvillebsc@yahoo.com

4. THE MAKER (first Miri shop.. yay! ^^)
Median Labs Sdn. Bhd.
S/lot 2385, Ground Floor
Boulevard Commercial Centre
98000 Miri, Sarawak
T: 085 - 420 455
F: 085 - 436899
E: marlene@medianlabs.com
B: http://themaker.com.my/

5. CRAFT HAVEN
Lot S211 (2nd Floor)
1 Utama Shopping Centre
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
T/F: 03 - 7727 3541
E: getcrafty@craft-haven.com

6. ART FRIEND (The Gardens)
Gardens @ Midvalley City
3rd Floor Lot T-213
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03 - 2284 7777
F: 03 - 2284 7757

7. ART FRIEND (The Curve)
The Curve @ Mutiara Damansara
2nd Floor, Lot 245B
6 Jalan PJU 7/3
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
T: 03 - 7722 2211
F: 03 - 7727 2211

8. WHIMSICAL ARTICLES
F23a, 1st Floor
Bangsar Village 1
Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03 - 2283 4600

ONLINE SHOPS

1. SCRAP.N.CROP
37 Jalan SL 2/2, Bandar Sungai Long
43000 Kajang Selangor
T: 012 386 2869
F: 03 -9010 3386
E: admin@scrap-n-crop.com
B: http://scrap-n-crop-mmunity.blogspot.com/

2. SCRAPPIN' STUDIO
Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam
E: admin@scrappinstudio.com.my
B: http://cherishingpreciousmemories.blogspot.com/

3. THE ARTSENTIAL (first Miri online shop.... Yay! ^^)
Post Office Box 29
98007 Miri, Sarawak
E: info@artsential.com

4. CRAFTY CABIN
Kelana Jaya, Selangor
T: 019 311 3065
E: support@craftycabin.com

5. E-DORABLE
Klang, Selangor
T: 012 395 9713
E: elly@e-dorable.com

6. CRAFTMATE
E: admin@craftmatestore.com

Friday, November 21, 2008

Birthday Cards in November

Erica requested some birthday cards for her friends, and I came out with these purply, pink, green series. Hehehe (again, from not much color to choose from). I hope her friends will like them. I personally like the second one.
We had a colleague at work birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Ilyana!
I printed some stickers to stick on my cards and envelopes. Nothing fancy, but i'm so excited!!..... ^^

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's that time of the year again (Part 3)

Made more cards this afternoon ^^. But looks kinda cacat though, especially the circles. Argh!!... Gonna write down 'round punch' for santa this year. Hahaha.

It's that time of the year again (Part 2)

Zoomed in photos of the cards posted yesterday. ^^

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's that time of the year again ^^

HO HO HO!... Yep its that time of the year again. With christmas round the corner, I thought I will make some cards for brothers and sisters serving in the missionaries. Got the inspiration from reading purpose driven life - using my talent to serve others, and to be interested in God's works.
I used one type patterned paper and 3 blank colored paper (green, red and white), then I mixed and played around with different layouts. Marlene, if you are reading this, hope you don't mind i copied some of your layouts. Hahaha. I find your layouts simple and nice and good to recyle the left overs!!
Anyways more cards to come. Will keep 'em posted. Probably I'll post the detailed photos tomorrow. Gotta rush for church now... Oops, I'm late!! :p

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oops! Happy Belated Birthday Marlene

Marlene got this really nice stamps for me from US. I was so excited!! Pleasant surprise. Thanks again Marlene ^^. I will use them to care for others, one of the main reason I like making cards. Sorry for the belated card. Hehe. It should be in one of the planes flying to your doorstep now. Hope you'll like it.

说好的幸福呢

My favourite song in the new album.



词:方文山 曲:周杰伦

你的回话凌乱着 在这个时刻

我想起喷泉旁的白鸽 甜蜜散落了

情绪莫名的拉扯 我还爱你呢

而你断断续续唱着歌 假装没事了

时间过了走了 爱情面临选择

你冷了倦了我哭了

离开时的不快乐 你用卡片手写着

有些爱只给到这 真的痛了

怎么了你累了 说好的幸福呢

我懂了不说了 爱淡了梦远了

开心与不开心一一细数着 你再不舍

那些爱过的感觉都太深刻 我都还记得

你不等了 说好的幸福呢

我错了泪干了 放手了后悔了

只是回忆的音乐盒还旋转着 要怎么停呢

你的回话凌乱着 在这个时刻

我想起喷泉旁的白鸽 甜蜜散落了

情绪莫名的拉扯 我还爱你呢

而你断断续续唱着歌 假装没事了

时间过了走了 爱情面临选择

你冷了倦了我哭了

离开时的不快乐 你用卡片手写着

有些爱只给到这 真的痛了

怎么了你累了 说好的幸福呢

我懂了不说了 爱淡了梦远了

开心与不开心一一细数着 你再不舍

那些爱过的感觉都太深刻 我都还记得

你不等了 说好的幸福呢

我错了泪干了 放手了后悔了

只是回忆的音乐盒还旋转着 要怎么停呢

怎么了你累了 说好的幸福呢

我懂了不说了 爱淡了梦远了 我都还记得

你不等了 说好的幸福呢

我错了泪干了 放手了后悔了

只是回忆的音乐盒还旋转着 要怎么停呢

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Do it NOW!

This is the exact devotional article from Purpose Driven Life devotional website. I find it so true on the 8 Phases of Procrastination. I decided that it's a good idea to share some devotional thoughts / findings here in my blog. I hope words from God that had helped me can also help others who visit my blog. :)

This article is written by Rick Warren

Most of us have experienced the 8 Phases of Procrastination:
Phase 1: Hopeful – “I’ll start early this time.”
Phase 2: A little tension – “I’ve got to start soon.”
Phase 3: Creeping guilt – “I should have started sooner.”
Phase 4: False reassurance – “There is still time to do it.”
Phase 5: Getting desperate – “What’s wrong with me?”
Phase 6: Intense pain – “I can’t wait any longer!”
Phase 7: Get it over with – “Just get it done!”
Phase 8: Cycle repeats – “Next time, I’ll start earlier.”


Procrastination does tremendous damage to ourselves and others at work. It causes unnecessary pressure and problems … and it wastes opportunities, time, and money.

The problem is: procrastination is addicting! The more you succumb to it, the harder it is to change. It becomes a way of life, causing you a lot of misery.

The Bible says, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done” (Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT).
· Stop making excuses!
· Realize perfectionism paralyzes performance!
· Face your fears!
· Focus on the gain, not the pain!
· DO IT NOW!

What have you been putting off that you know you need to do? … something at work … at home … at church? DO IT NOW!

Prayer: “God, help me to DO what I already know I need to do. Help me to do it NOW!”

Monday, November 10, 2008

Business Trip @ HCM, Vietnam

I spent last week working in HoChihMinh City, Vietnam, helping our customer install a cereal plant. It was a very good experience. There were funny times (talking & ordering food esp), tough times (the work), nice times (nice food ^^), and challenging times (working in different environment). Life in Vietnam reminds me of a simpler time during childhood. Most people are poor. My colleague and I were amazed by the quantity of motobikes and what they can do. Motobikes really can multitask there - carrying goods many times their size. After this trip, I realize I have been a very lucky child, given the priviledge to study and growing up in a comfortable environment. This is because we had kids (about age 12 i guess) working for us - cutting steel, doing welding work. May God bless Vietnam and the people there.
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This is the factory, where we work. Thanks a lot to Minh Tuan, Mr. Long and Mr. Hieu, our who guided us around the city, took care of our hotel, transport and everything we needed while we were there.
I just had to take a picture of this. Run out of ideas where to take a nap? Here's a hint :p
This is the hotel we were staying - Cao Gia Thinh / Paradise Hotel
I had no time to shop. So while at the airport before flying back, I took some time to write a few postcards to my family and friends.

Farewell for Chan

On the last day of October, we had a farewell for our colleague, Ah Chan. We had simple tea party, with some blueberry cheesecake, pisang goreng and soft drink. Chan has been working in our sister company, Family Cereal, for 5 years. Since there is no branch office in KL, he has been staying with us for 2 years. It was good having him around, helping us out setting up the new office, especially with our computers. He has been our IT manager. Haha. Now that he is leaving us to start up his own business, we wish him all the best for the future. Good Luck, Chan! Gambateh!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Breakfast @ Pandan

Last night dinner we has a lot of eggs left over. So I thought of making some not-so-french toast for breakfast this morning. This is a common breakfast my parents used to make when I was a kid, making me miss my family when I make and eat them. Using my phone, I took a picture of some brothers and sister having breakfast (without them noticing) haha.
Oh ya, some of you might wonder where this is. This is the hall where we have our service in Pandan Church. Due to inconvenience going to church in KL, brothers and sisters from the youth fellowship normally stay overnight in church. On Saturday evenings, one of us will cook dinner and Sunday morning's, we normally have bread or maggie. Nothing so special about the food, but I guess its the enjoyment of fellowship and company of each other that makes us come back again week after week.
Not-so-French Toast Recipe (if anyone interested):
Ingredients
1 loaf of bread
3-4 eggs (depend on the size)
Milk (approx. 1/4 cup)
Sugar (approx 2 tbsp / to taste)
Butter (to fry the toast)
Honey (optional)
Steps
1. Beat the eggs in a bowl, big enough to put a piece of bread.
2. Add milk and sugar. Stir well
3. Heat 1/2 tbsp butter in pan
4. Dip a piece of bread in the egg mixture, making sure that the whole piece is covered with the mixture.
5. Fry the bread in pan, till golden brown.
6. Served hot, with honey.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Missing Home~~~

I was browsing through my folders and found these digital scrapbook I made last year. Oh, I miss my family so much. Can't wait to go home and see those faces again.

Cards for Brothers

I made this card as a thank you for a brother who bought 恩之颂's concert tickets and give to me because he couldn't make it. However, I ended up letting to others also because I have to work :(, but I was still grateful for it.

We celebrated birthday's for 2 brothers last weekend: 明涌 (1st Nov) and Timothy a.k.a 小飞机 (2nd Nov). We yamcha at 不见不散 and ordered the ice cream toast with candles on them to replace the cakes. Its a pity we forgot to take pictures. Anyways I made cards for them. May God bless them in their studies, everyday life in KL and of course, spiritual lives also.

I have been making card using pink and green a lot (because that is the main colors i got so far :p). Then I thought it would be fun to take a picture of them together. Feel a bit sorry for the guys to give them such 'pink' stuff. :p