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Saturday, August 27, 2005

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii pod

After 11 months, my ipod mini was dead yesterday. I'm not sad at all cos my brother+dad+mom got me a new one. What's more is my brother drew me a find-ur-ipod card, which I love very much. Well, "To every thing there is a season, a time to laugh; a time to mourn; a time to dance; a time to get; and a time to lose; a time to keep; and a time to cast away."

Still trying to rebuild my playlist, here is what I got so far:
Miss misery - Elliot Smith; Silence all these years - Tori Amos; Sound of silence - Simon and Garfunkel; Torn - Nataile Imbrulia; Sitting, waiting, wishing - Jack Johnson; Fix you - Coldplay; Shape of my heart - Sting; Another day - Lene Marlin, Never be the same again - Mel C

There is a seaon you feel really blessed. Just want to give a big hug to my (((dad+mom+sister+brother+friends))).

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

5 weird habits

Bromgrev has tagged me about my 5 weird habits...
1. I apologize to objects. like, if i drop my pencil, i'll say sorry to it.
2. I like to have muesli without milk or yogurt.
3. I can't work without a piece of white paper in front of me.
4. I water my plants after dinner.
5. I sleep with the radio on.

Ok, i tag colourfulflowers. I will think of the rest sooooon.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

What an eye-opening experience!

During the post-1945 WWII period, Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko created a new art form called Geometrical Abstraction. Ad Reinhardt's work may appear to be nothing but a massive canves painted in black. When u spend more time over the painting, u will see various shade of color. It is like when u step into a dark room, u cannot see anything at first. After ur eyes accustomed to the darkness, u will start seeing things in the room.

In the wee hours this morning, laying in bed I thought things that happened this week is kind of like looking at Ad Reinhardht's paintings. Part of me is in the dark for a long time, I think, it's good to see things clear again. It feels wonderful!

Friday, August 19, 2005

verylittle Project 0003

SWoo sent me a lovely gift from Peru. She is one of the person I know with the biggest heart. We lived in the same dorm in UK. She is now helping mentally handicapped children in Peru.

verylittle Project three is a bracelet for Sara's B-Day. Happy Birthday Sara!

Monday, August 15, 2005


Local artist Stanely Wong transformed the Land Crawford shop at Central into his new installation. He wrapped the whole shop with the red-white-blue frabic.

The red-white-blue bag has made it to the Milan Furniture Fair. French designer Matali Crasset used the bags to create sofa of unlimited combination. Matali Crasset is a really cool designer. Check out her funky design.

To me the red-white-blue bags are the best for moving home. Their capacity is way bigger than carton boxes.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Much Ado About Nothing

You never know how silly you can be until you are living on your own. You thought you got a can of sweet corn from the supermarket. By dinner time, you open the can and here it is. Cream Corn! So Plan B, instead of having salad, you have soup.

Another time I wanted to open a bottle of soy sauce. Then I found that I did not have a bottle opener. I tried to use all tools I have to open it. And I ended up having myself marinated.

Don't be so sure you are living on your own. One day you will find that you have company. These little creatures are desperate to be your flatmates. They can find you even though you are living on the 19th floor. First you meet mammy gecko, then you meet her baby. Bring the whole family, whatever.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

A Mighty Heart

Finished A Mighty Heart by Mariane Pearl. There was a couple of times I almost broke into tears when I was reading it on the boat. This book is a memoir Mariane dedicated to Daniel Pearl, her husband. Daniel, the South East Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Jounal, was kidnapped and murdered by the Islamic terrorists in Karachi shortly after 911.

Working on the land of chaos, war held no appeal to Daniel and Mariane at all. Mariane wrote:

"What interested us was the challenge presented by peace. People often see peace as the simple absence of war, but it is instead the result of courageous actions taken to initiate a dialogue between civilizations. Both Daniel and I saw our profession as way to contribute to the dialogue, to allow voices of all sides to be heard, and to bear witness."

I don't know much about news value but I think we all can make a good judgment on decency. CNN Chris Burns was the first person interviewed Mariane after Daniel's murder. Mariane stressed she could not discuss the specifics of the killing before the interview. Yet at the end of the talk, Burns leaned toward Mariane, a pregnant woman, with avidity. "Did you see the video?" he asked. Connie Chung sat in on the interview, too. After she learned the family name of Mariane's brother, she could not figure why her Arabic-looking brother is a Dutuch citizen. She whispered in his brother's ear: "Do you have a middle name?" Mariane's father is the son of a Dutuch Jewish diamond merchant. Daniel's murder was video-tapped. Despite the strong protest of Mariane, Daniel's parents and the State Department, CBS broadcasted it at last.

Mariane is the bravest person on earth. This book is a celebration of humanity.

If you want to contribute, here's the website of Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Blind Fly

I went to the exhibition of Carrie Chau. It rocked. I walked into the gallery. I looked up. Right there was a huge doll figure sitting on a swing. I was totally thrilled. The exhibition is named Playground 2005. The idea is to create a playground filled with laughter. Carrie's work is full of fantasy and far-out ideas. Looking at her work, I just kept thinking how great art, music and literature are. They allow us to create our own voice, own color, own language... They remind us the beauty of individuality.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

verylittle Project 0002

Another verylittle Project. A birthday card for Rainbow.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

verylittle Project 0001

One little thing about me... I always have a sketch book + a pencil with me to write phrases I like, websites that I want to check out, ideas that come up from nowhere...

Here's my very first "verylittle" project, tada!